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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Turbo Gasification Stove1 month ago
    Turbo Gasification Stove

    you are correct. That image wasn't initially intended for mass distribution as I made it up quickly to show a friend of mine what I had built. I actually had another version somewhere that was labelled pyrolysis but I'm not sure where it went. You're the first to remind me of this though and the cat is kind of out of the bag now as that image seems to have gotten wide distribution of shares on my pinterest! lol

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  • Eco Friendly Metal Detector - Arduino

    Using a tool like an 'ice-pick' can not only help you locate harder objects under the ground without digging a hole, but sometimes by poking around, you can identify the shape better. In the case of coins, you can often find the edge and 'pry' it out of the ground only making a small hole or slit, disturbing very little.My dad used to do lots of detecting near a couple of nearby beaches - one of which once had a very big slide in the early 1900s. He found literally thousands of dollars worth of coins, jewelry and other knick-nacks.I can personally attest for the 'ice-pick' method as one time when he was again working the local beach with the slide (in the water) I was toying with a smaller radio-shack kid's detector he had bought for me. I was finding mostly bottle caps and thought I ha...

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    Using a tool like an 'ice-pick' can not only help you locate harder objects under the ground without digging a hole, but sometimes by poking around, you can identify the shape better. In the case of coins, you can often find the edge and 'pry' it out of the ground only making a small hole or slit, disturbing very little.My dad used to do lots of detecting near a couple of nearby beaches - one of which once had a very big slide in the early 1900s. He found literally thousands of dollars worth of coins, jewelry and other knick-nacks.I can personally attest for the 'ice-pick' method as one time when he was again working the local beach with the slide (in the water) I was toying with a smaller radio-shack kid's detector he had bought for me. I was finding mostly bottle caps and thought I had found another one. He had given me the pick as it was more useful in grass than it was out in the sand of the beach (for which he had a scoop with a screen)As I picked around and felt what seemed to be yet another bottle cap, I poked till I found the edge, pried under it as always, and out popped a solid silver Canadian Centennial silver dollar. I still have it!

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  • treii28 commented on Hernü Viljoen's instructable Odd Looking, Balanced Fidget Spinner4 months ago
    Odd Looking, Balanced Fidget Spinner

    re: like to see a video of it spinningditto

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  • treii28 commented on andymenon's instructable Build a Custom ESP8266 Arduino WiFi Library10 months ago
    Build a Custom ESP8266 Arduino WiFi Library

    I finally broke the ice on building my own modified library recently for a ESP based power relay controller recently so thanks for the added info. Just curious, have they added support for grabbing the wifi device mac addresses yet? I noticed that it was in the old C code and many of the old C routines have wrappers in the arduino C++ library but that one wasn't yet included and I didn't know enough about C++ yet to try adding it myself.

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  • treii28 commented on Josehf Murchison's instructable Wild Leeks11 months ago
    Wild Leeks

    yes, there is another similar plant - it's the lilly of the valley which has poisonous properties so you should be really careful!

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  • treii28 commented on Black Beard Projects's instructable Blacksmithing Forge11 months ago
    Blacksmithing Forge

    ingunity is for the firearms forum ;)

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  • treii28 commented on thomasjarrett16's instructable The Ultimate PVC Quadcopter1 year ago
    The Ultimate PVC Quadcopter

    Nice job, but you shoulda used some duct tape somewhere and called it a redneck drone

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  • treii28 commented on NathanR97's instructable EASY Solar Charging Power Bank1 year ago
    EASY Solar Charging Power Bank

    Yeah, I've gotten them as low as the $10 range so you can't complain on the price of a quick-fix solution. I picked up a $50 2W MPPT from a local seller (diysolarforu) and put it on a 2 deep-cycle system and have a trickle charger that turns on at night as a back up and it seldom comes on. (the system is powering some mini-computers)

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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Rotating Turbine fire pit cover1 year ago
    Rotating Turbine fire pit cover

    I found another pic of it I shot from inside the house last year when I was using it.

    found another pic of it

    I think I'll try to shoot and post another quick video of this tonight as I had to throw the instructable together in a hurry when I first posted. I'll pull the top off and a bit more the end result. It has a touch of rust on it after sitting in the back for a year but not too much.

    I have started an annual Thanksgiving event where each year I whip out the smoker and do a duck and a couple of game hens.https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204291169271105

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  • treii28 commented on sjowett's instructable RetroPie Arcade Cabinet (Cocktail Style)1 year ago
    RetroPie Arcade Cabinet (Cocktail Style)

    Pie? I thought it was spelled 'Pi' (like the circle constant)

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  • treii28 commented on NathanR97's instructable EASY Solar Charging Power Bank1 year ago
    EASY Solar Charging Power Bank

    I have one of those charge controllers. They claim them to be MPPT but they are actually PWM. Fine for inexpensive applications (and I'll still use them occasionally) but I recently picked up a true MPPT and I have to say, they are worth the extra money! (PWM=about 60-65% efficiency, true MPPT=95-98% efficiency. Far less loss to heat or poor conversion methods)

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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Turbo gasification stove1 year ago
    Turbo gasification stove

    The heat line is rather distinct along the front. The back is a different matter with the exhaust being lower, but you end up with a defined diagonal line along the sides leading up to about the bottom of the burn chamber on the front. I could easily put peltier's either on those sides at or near the heat line or on the front just below the feed chute.

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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Miscellaneous generator mods1 year ago
    Miscellaneous generator mods

    I should also add, I posted this one as more of an afterthought after posting a couple of step-by-step builds. It was more posted to show the kinds of modifications I've done rather than a more detailed step-by-step (in part because all generators are different). But I had never seen anyone build a mount directly to their hitch receiver and I only came up with it after considering a WHOLE lot of other alternatives that didn't work very well for my vehicle at all. I thought the idea itself might be worth showing for anyone else that had never considered doing it.The table top thing with the spring clamps was literally buying a piece of fiberboard, I even had home depot cut it to size, buying 2 packages of the spring clamps and screwing them in. Hardly rocket science. But again, it was an...

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    I should also add, I posted this one as more of an afterthought after posting a couple of step-by-step builds. It was more posted to show the kinds of modifications I've done rather than a more detailed step-by-step (in part because all generators are different). But I had never seen anyone build a mount directly to their hitch receiver and I only came up with it after considering a WHOLE lot of other alternatives that didn't work very well for my vehicle at all. I thought the idea itself might be worth showing for anyone else that had never considered doing it.The table top thing with the spring clamps was literally buying a piece of fiberboard, I even had home depot cut it to size, buying 2 packages of the spring clamps and screwing them in. Hardly rocket science. But again, it was an idea that just came to me because of the need for a work surface in a cramped space that was being occupied by the generator in the garage. It seemed an easy win-win and thus I thought it too might be a useful idea someone could possibly use.The extension was an afterthought because I needed more things to practice welding upon and had an extra piece of the fiberboard that was cut off when Home Depot did the original cut. It's not really that sturdy and thus not that practical. Thus I wasn't really too hell bent on going through a step by step on it since it was just a extraneous thing I don't even really use that often.

    oh ok, well I have a standard 2" heavy duty receiver. I wouldn't have considered suspending a generator on it if I hadn't. Those tend to be rather industry standard in one of two sizes so I assumed that would be a given for anyone looking to throw something in their hitch mount. If not, it's not a hard thing to determine. I actually wasn't aware of the exact size myself (although I was pretty sure it was 2" square), but either way I ended up asking the guys at alro if I could take the piece of scrap out to the truck and slid it into the hole to make sure it would be a good fit.I pre-measured the size for the back bar, but that was based on the size of my particular generator's frame. So including the width (1 1/4") would be extraneous to anyone that didn't have a similarl...

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    oh ok, well I have a standard 2" heavy duty receiver. I wouldn't have considered suspending a generator on it if I hadn't. Those tend to be rather industry standard in one of two sizes so I assumed that would be a given for anyone looking to throw something in their hitch mount. If not, it's not a hard thing to determine. I actually wasn't aware of the exact size myself (although I was pretty sure it was 2" square), but either way I ended up asking the guys at alro if I could take the piece of scrap out to the truck and slid it into the hole to make sure it would be a good fit.I pre-measured the size for the back bar, but that was based on the size of my particular generator's frame. So including the width (1 1/4") would be extraneous to anyone that didn't have a similarly framed generator. The spacing front to back was again based on the spacing of my specific generator. And I did mention that I made the 2" section extra long then cut it down as short as possible when finished to minimize the strain on it.

    Is there some particular part you are unclear about? It's not like giving measurements or posting 3-view drafting sketches of these modifications would be useful as every generator is different. My primary focus was on the mount and the table top. I threw in the extension just because it was something else I added. It is the only one that really involved any additional steps beyond 'buy parts - weld/screw them together'But if there is something you need more clarification upon specifically, please feel free to ask. (Or keep criticizing without being specific - that does seem to be what the internet is good at)

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  • treii28 commented on Renard_Bleu's instructable Sandscoop for Metal Detecting1 year ago
    Sandscoop for Metal Detecting

    lulz - during his last years of teaching he reluctantly took on creating a tech-ed lab. Despite knowing very little about computers, he basically saved the program in his school district by applying his fabrication skills to fix the multitude of problems that popped up in the new modules that didn't consider the disposition of the average teenage junior high student when considering things such as durability or standard use.But despite his strides with using computers ever since, he's still the sort that prefers to read books on paper and experience life first hand rather than waste time talking about it on a PC.I even offered to post a good deal of his work with the knives, engraving, scrimshaw, leatherwork, etc. but now that he is retired, he prefers to control a low-information-flow...

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    lulz - during his last years of teaching he reluctantly took on creating a tech-ed lab. Despite knowing very little about computers, he basically saved the program in his school district by applying his fabrication skills to fix the multitude of problems that popped up in the new modules that didn't consider the disposition of the average teenage junior high student when considering things such as durability or standard use.But despite his strides with using computers ever since, he's still the sort that prefers to read books on paper and experience life first hand rather than waste time talking about it on a PC.I even offered to post a good deal of his work with the knives, engraving, scrimshaw, leatherwork, etc. but now that he is retired, he prefers to control a low-information-flow in that regard so he can pick and choose what jobs he takes on and do them as he prefers to do them rather than on other people's terms.

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  • Making DSO Nano V2 & V3 Oscilloscope Probes

    Please! Please do report it to admin as I would love to hear what the admin would have to say about an obviously 'electronics' oriented project being entered into a 'metals' oriented contest.

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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Miscellaneous generator mods1 year ago
    Miscellaneous generator mods

    I'll see if I can get something. I thought I'd taken a shot of the bottom of the thing when I started gathering the pics but didn't find one.

    Oh wait, nevermind, I do see a third there. It's been a while since I did the original table top. ;)

    I wanted to add an image of the slide bar support anyway, so I added an image from underneath in the last steps about the table extension where you can see the clips on that end. I have one more in the middle on the far side, but only did two on this end since the table extension support also secures to the tongue.

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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Fire breathing dragon cauldron1 year ago
    Fire breathing dragon cauldron

    oh and I comment a bit in the video, even if you don't use the wood-alcohol soak in your biomass, or if it burns out before full gasification starts, the dragons will spit smoke a lot too. Which is another win in my book as it looks pretty cool as well.

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  • treii28 commented on Renard_Bleu's instructable Sandscoop for Metal Detecting1 year ago
    Sandscoop for Metal Detecting

    I know the concept well. My dad was a shop teacher and DiY crafter for years. (he's also a custom knife maker now and has been doing old-school hammer-and-chisel engraving for years). He did metal detecting for years and ended up building a lot of his own tools. He had a slick hand shovel that would cut out a perfect circle not much unlike the cup holes for golf course greens. The idea being, he could dig in the grass without killing it so the maintainers of whatever beaches/parks he was at wouldn't get upset about him digging holes.Another handy tool he made was essentially an ice pick made out of an old screw driver. When you learned to use it well, you could poke around under the grass without digging at all and sometimes find things like bottle caps or coins. I used it once with a c...

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    I know the concept well. My dad was a shop teacher and DiY crafter for years. (he's also a custom knife maker now and has been doing old-school hammer-and-chisel engraving for years). He did metal detecting for years and ended up building a lot of his own tools. He had a slick hand shovel that would cut out a perfect circle not much unlike the cup holes for golf course greens. The idea being, he could dig in the grass without killing it so the maintainers of whatever beaches/parks he was at wouldn't get upset about him digging holes.Another handy tool he made was essentially an ice pick made out of an old screw driver. When you learned to use it well, you could poke around under the grass without digging at all and sometimes find things like bottle caps or coins. I used it once with a cheap radio-shack kid's metal detector thinking I'd come upon a bottle cap. If you could find the edge of it, you could sometimes 'flip' it out of the ground by prying underneath. I did so and out popped a pure silver canadian centennial dollar! I still have it.But the scoop he made was really slick. He bent a long piece of 1" band iron in half for the handle, riveted it together in the middle leaving a gap for a 'loop' to hold onto at the upper end, then made a 'Y' at the bottom. the scoop itself was a half circle with a rounded end sorta like the spade of a shovel. But then he folded expanded sheet for a square back and top to allow the sand to sift through. I can't even begin to tell you how much money he made using that thing.He found two different beaches he could hit regularly, one near home and one where we often went to vacation, that both either still had or once had huge slides out in the water. When the beach thinned out, he'd scour the area near the end of the slides. Thousands of dollars worth of small coins, rings, medallions, etc. And he couldn't have done those without that scoop. I'll have to see if I can get him to snap a picture of it.

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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Rotating Turbine fire pit cover1 year ago
    Rotating Turbine fire pit cover

    Oh, another couple of added bonuses of this thing that I did not expect, it tends to help keep the fire burning more consistently by keeping a more uniform air flow going as long as it is spinning. So the fire burns more even and tends to stay at a similar burn rate.The other thing is, that since is seldom burns 'down' and creates an upward column of warmer airflow, there's less smoke now for people sitting around it as there is both less smoke overall, and what there is gets directed upward in a column better than just an open fire by itself.

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  • Making DSO Nano V2 & V3 Oscilloscope Probes

    well s**t, if I'd known that was the kind of logic these things used, I would have shown how to whittle a toothpick and called it metalworking because I used a knife!

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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Miscellaneous Generator Mods1 year ago
    Miscellaneous Generator Mods

    not entirely sure which is part of the reason I throw straps on the back. My main need was to get it around town and I've stuck to the back roads but it hasn't even shown a slight sign of stress. Mind you, it's a lot shorter than shown in the picture now and almost butts up against the bumper now when attached so there's a much smaller portion of the smaller bar that isn't 'doubled up' with the larger. The sturdiness of that bar is no different (and probably better, as it's thicker stock) than any trailer tongue would be, granted the trailers rest on back wheels, but the end result on this is a lot shorter and the weight of the generator total is still less than many trailer tongue weights.My biggest worry was twisting from side to side, but it doesn't even seem to do that when driving,...

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    not entirely sure which is part of the reason I throw straps on the back. My main need was to get it around town and I've stuck to the back roads but it hasn't even shown a slight sign of stress. Mind you, it's a lot shorter than shown in the picture now and almost butts up against the bumper now when attached so there's a much smaller portion of the smaller bar that isn't 'doubled up' with the larger. The sturdiness of that bar is no different (and probably better, as it's thicker stock) than any trailer tongue would be, granted the trailers rest on back wheels, but the end result on this is a lot shorter and the weight of the generator total is still less than many trailer tongue weights.My biggest worry was twisting from side to side, but it doesn't even seem to do that when driving, especially with the straps on each corner.

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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Turbo gasification stove1 year ago
    Turbo gasification stove

    (it also got so hot it glowed in the dark)

    Oh, I should also add that one of the reasons I hadn't started on relocating the feed tube was because by doing so, it would change the hold in the front two pieces and I didn't have any stock to replace them and stops at Alro didn't yield any suitable pieces. Well, the last trip there they had a piece of scrap that was perfect, so I'll probably be resuming work on it again once the summer temps cool down a bit. (working around stove putting out 800+ degrees in 90 degree weather is not fun)

    also, I should add that while I would not recommend using a galvanized pipe sheet for a 'heater', the small/cheap version would still be more than sufficient for something like an ice-fishing shanty or hunting-blind heater. Just make it out of sheet metal that isn't galvanized and you're good to go.

    by the way, I'll try to see if I can fix the video links later. I guess instructables doesn't support facebook urls even though it seemed to accept them

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  • treii28 commented on treii28's instructable Fire Breathing Dragon Cauldron1 year ago
    Fire Breathing Dragon Cauldron

    It was a fun quick build and, as I suspected, it worked very well with the ethanol and the wood gas.

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  • Making DSO Nano V2 & V3 Oscilloscope Probes

    this is metalworking???

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  • treii28 commented on Honus's instructable Bandsaw stand from scrap lumber1 year ago
    Bandsaw stand from scrap lumber

    I'm considering it for the metal's contest. I have one 'big' project I've been trying for weeks to add one last pizazz touch to before listing anything, but they have to be posted by this weekend so if I can't get the finess add-on to work, I may need to post it as is.I'll probably post a couple others as well since they allow more than one entry. I'm not sure if this will be one of them.

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  • treii28 commented on Honus's instructable Bandsaw stand from scrap lumber1 year ago
    Bandsaw stand from scrap lumber

    it's crude but works real slick. Other than the time to remove the 'table' piece, pulling the saw in and out of the base is as easy as picking it up.

    I picked up my first welder and needed a project to learn the basics so I made something similar out of some scrap iron I had laying around.

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  • treii28 commented on wombat7's instructable usb wifi antenna 1 year ago
    usb wifi antenna

    But uh, the antenna in a dongle like that tends to be essentially a coil printed on the PCB. Meanwhile, the shield of the USB connector that is basically electrically tied to your strainer is usually tied to the system ground.Ever hear of a Faraday cage??

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