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  • Making a Powerful Generator From a Blender Motor DIY

    I'm curious, You have on the instructable that you are using a laptop charger as well, is this plugged into an electrical outlet? Doesn't that defeat the purpose? I've seen similar setups were a motor from a treadmill or washing machine is used in conjunction with a wind turbine to generate electricity to charge a car battery, but you need consistent wind in order for this to be functional. I can't see how spinning the shaft with a makeshift pull cord is beneficial. Even if you had a crank this setup would not be practical. And that's quite a large motor for it to be a blender motor, is it from a commercial blender or a really old blender? The one in mine is small enough to fit in my hand!

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  • This Is How I Made Iron Man Arc Reactor

    Not bad for a quick Halloween costume piece. A little crude, would have been nice if the whole thing lit up instead of just one strip down the middle. I made one for a little kid once in the hospital. I used a dollar store tap light, taped it up and spray painted the body silver and used a paint marker to draw the design onto the "lens". I drilled 2 small holes in it and put small twine thru it so it would hang around his neck under his Iron man shirt. He loved it! biggest cost was the batteries, changed out the cheap ones from the dollar store so it would last longer.

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  • rusty2926 commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Motorized Fidget Spinner! 3 months ago
    DIY Motorized Fidget Spinner!

    Glad to hear its light but saying it's "safe-ish" doesn't make me think its any less dangerous to use. As for the "intensified high speed gyroscopic feel" being more satisfying than a regular spinner, is that your opinion or fact? The object of a Fidgit spinner is just that, an object someone fidgits with, meaning using not only their hands but fingers as well! If it is battery powered and spins on its own, then much of that has been taken away from the user that was looking for something to occupy their time and digits! Nice design though. Just would be more for what it is defined for if there was no motor!

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  • rusty2926 commented on ASCAS's instructable DIY Motorized Fidget Spinner! 3 months ago
    DIY Motorized Fidget Spinner!

    Doesn't having it motorized defeat the purpose? It is supposed to a "Fidgit" spinner..implying someone that "fidgits" would use this to occupy their time and hands! And at 3000+ rpms I would be afraid it might injure someones hand!

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  • rusty2926 commented on zaphodd42's instructable Make PVC Look Like Wood5 months ago
    Make PVC Look Like Wood

    Harbor Freight carries this type of rasp and others. I bought a set of files for both metal and wood that comes with a removable handle for Less than $10. I remember the wood grain tool once used to simulate wood grain with paint. It was simple to use but you had to develop your technique with practice.

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  • rusty2926 commented on Pricklysauce's instructable Bike Tyre Speaker1 year ago
    Bike Tyre Speaker

    I guess I'll ask the question everyone else seems to be avoiding....WHY??? Why make it out of a bike tire?

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  • rusty2926 commented on ShiftyTips's instructable DIY Air Conditioner1 year ago
    DIY Air Conditioner

    Nice video but a 2 degree drop isn't much for all the trouble and expense. I bought a $15 box fan from my local store and place it in one of my windows and then opened another window in my house and could feel a drop in temp within 10 minutes. You can play with it and see which way works best for you, either blowing in or blowing out. It works on the same principle as the whole house fans they seem not to use anymore.

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  • rusty2926 commented on tomasz.ferdek's instructable KOZMO - cool, small sportscar1 year ago
    KOZMO - cool, small sportscar

    I've seen this up here before..It is a cool car but this is you design and the car is built for you, so why should everyone else provide you funding? Finish the car with your own money!If you can't...then it's too expensive to build for sale to the public! Nice looking though! Hope you finish it!

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