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  • mikevanin commented on SheriefS's instructable Pest Detection: the Despestor 5 days ago
    Pest Detection: the Despestor

    Please don't be offended but I regret to say that your concept is not developed enough to work as shown. Your motors will not produce enough torque to turn the wheels without any reduction gearing. Your borrowed motor driver will not cope with the motor current anyway. You have no provision for a comparatively heavy power source. You provide no indication of what the unmentioned software would do. You have no provision for "de-pesting" when, almost miraculously, you detect a heat source which you expect to be from a rodent. This is not really an Instructable, since no one could duplicate your effort without a lot more details - it appears to be a school project which is only in the early conceptual stage.

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  • Super Horn (Person-Powered Truck Horn)

    Straight-forward to use, no skilled "lipping" or bugling required. Very clever!

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  • mikevanin commented on TracRat's instructable Wooden Puzzle Lock For Secret Door1 year ago
    Wooden Puzzle Lock For Secret Door

    This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If...

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    This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If I do use your idea for my garage lock, I'll come back here and let you know.Well done - and thanks for publishing your project. I feel guilty for not having the patience to document any of my projects as an instructable. I'm so glad that you did!

    This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If...

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    This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If I do use your idea for my garage lock, I'll come back here and let you know.Well done - and thanks for publishing your project. I feel guilty for not having the patience to document any of my projects as an instructable. I'm so glad that you did!

    This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If...

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    This is such an excellent idea, Casey! My wife and I love the Myst series (must play them again, soon) and have made a few projects along their themes, over the years. Seeing your implementation of a hidden cabinet with all the elements of a typical Myst puzzle has persuaded me to do something similar. I came here looking for ideas to build a puzzle lock for a side door on a new garage I'm building (I hate having to fetch a remote or keys if I'm already in the garden and want to pop in to my workshop or the garage). I usually install my own electronic locks with a keyboard - but I have also made a puzzle lock for a gate that I needed to be able to open without electrics. When I retired, I treated myself to a decent-sized laser cutter, so I am able to make quite high-precision parts. If I do use your idea for my garage lock, I'll come back here and let you know.Well done - and thanks for publishing your project. I feel guilty for not having the patience to document any of my projects as an instructable. I'm so glad that you did!

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