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Has anyone seen the circle around the sun today on may 13th its cool

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Chasing circle of LEDS...?

I'm in the process of making a UFO model for the local Railroad museum's model trainset.  What I want to do is have the standard disc shaped UFO with embedded LEDs on the edge.  I would like the LEDs to chase around the edge repeatedly while the display is on.  I've looked into using Arduino, but size is a factor.  The UFO is going to be about 6" across.  As far as I can tell, I can use a 555 and 4017 to work it out, as but that limits me to 10 leds, right?   If it can be worked out, having counter rotating circles would be great... But that would be duplicating the circuit and reversing the 4017 pin outs... AND...where is a good place to buy small quantities of LEDs and ICs?  My local Radio Shack has nothing in stock

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Monster Jellyfish Crop Circle

Check out this giant crop circle that was made/created on farmland in Oxfordshire.This jelly fish is about 600 feet (or 250m) check it out!link to vid:http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/8081771.stm

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Best way to carve circles?

I’m carving a walking stick into a snake I need to carve the scales of the snake (6mm) I have bought many attachments now but they don’t fit onto my dremel or drill I can only find bits that will make a complete hole which I don’t want Can anyone help?

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The world has come full circle

Every once in a while I'll come across some piece of furniture in the store that's modern. I'll look at it and say: "Hey, that's kinda like the sixties." Well... I wnet to Houston TX a while back and saw a neighborhood of modern homes. I looked at them and thought: "Hey those remind me of old six..ties...homes." I Got to thinking about and realized "Oh my gosh! We're living the sixties all over again!" I mean seriously! Take a look around! All these "Modern" things aren't modern at all. They've all been thought up before, but it was 40 years ago so the newer generations thinking it up don't realize it. Below I've put some pictures. The first 3 of 1960s homes and the last 3 of Modern homes. See the similarities?

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Please what is the name of the circled component

Please I am trying to find a replacement spare for this circled component but I dont have a clue on its name. Please can anyone assist me with its name.

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when making the knex circle ball machine by i_am_canadian, what does he mean by "hinges" in the parts list?

On the second step he sais you need hinges in misc, but i dont know what piece hes talking about. please, please, please help

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How do I split a circle in Illustrator?

I'm new to Ai and I am trying to make a "radiation hazard" sign, but I have been unable to split a circle into individual segments that I can color. Any help is appreciated

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How I put an image around a circle? Answered

Hello! Well, my problem is this:I have done an ambigram (loop, in this case) and I don't know how to put it around a circle, as in this picture:http://www.singenio.com/mascosas/ambigramas/orientation.gifHave you any idea how to do it? and what program should I use?Thanks!

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How do I use circle beads? Answered

I just started getting into beading and I bought some beads on sale. In the pack were "circle" beads. I'm not sure what to do with them. I could always paint them and tie them onto a string of leather or something, I guess. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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What's the right dremel bit for a circle jig cutter? I had problems with this.

Hi, i just made a circle jig cutter for my dremel. I used the included dremel that you can see in the picture below, it basically looks like a drill bit, but it's sharp in the edges, so it can cut to the sides, thing that drill bits cannot do. I tried to cut 3/4 MDF, but it was very hard to do it, I simply had to stop the process after concluding that that's not the right bit for that job. I think I had problems because this bit is for cutting to drywall sheets instead. What do you think? does anybody know what dremel bit should I use to cut circles through 3/4 MDF? thanks.

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I want do ipad controller, but there have have somtehing wrong?

I want do ipad controller, but there have have somtehing wrong after i saw   https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Ipod-Controller/ and i use ipod touch to test , there have have somtehing wrong . when i connect podbreakout my ipod touch, after took off it have sound normally. and i want to  ask   how to use podbreakout charging iPad? not charging all the time. I want use button to turn on/off charging iPad. who can help me? Here is my new  red circle is 500 ohm , blue A contro Play/Pause, blue B contro Next music , blue C contro volUp , blue d contro volDown

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Why do humans walk in circles when blindfolded?

A Mystery: Why Can't We Walk Straight? from NPR on Vimeo. Try as you might, you can't walk in a straight line without a visible guide point, like the Sun or a star. You might think you're walking straight, but as NPR's Robert Krulwich reports, a map of your route would reveal you are doomed to walk in circles.

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how do you mask circles on a model plane? Answered

I am making a model tiger moth, and on the camo scheme, it showes that the bottom half of the airplane is yellow, and the top half is a green and brown camo. however, one of the circular decals go half in the yellow and half in the camo scheme, but the circular decal has a yellow brder. ( easier to just look at the pic) anyways, since i did a base coat of yellow, and i masked it off to paint the camo. so how can i mask of a perfect circle?

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The knex Miter Saw.

Hey Guys check out my new miter saw After i saw Shadowman39's miter saw i was like: i can build such a thing to, and here it is my knex miter saw. It looks a lot like Shadowman's miter saw only it is smaller and it takes up less pieces. I am pretty proud of it and i hope you guys like it. If you want to build it click here and the parts list will also be on that. Further more: it also works the same as Shadowman's saw. Click Here for a video Please leave a comment of what think about it.

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Vote For my Video: How to draw a circle without at a compass or string

Https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-draw-a-perfect-circle-without-a-compass/

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Can we redraw these circles in the remote control circuit board?

Dear Experts, Attached picture is of the Philips home theatre remote control. It actually has 12 buttons but only 8.5 of them are visible clearly on the circuit board. The last row is totally invisible and those buttons doesn't work as well. Can you please help me with some tips to get it fixed. This remote control is not available in the market anywhere and hence this attempt.

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Ancient technologies revisited - Ancient math

You can not have technology without math a fact not too many people would deny.At a certain level you just need a common ground to get from an adie to reality, even if it just a simple measuring tape.When it comes to math we have two major players in the game today.The metric system and then what the other people use ;)Jokes aside they both have their merits and they both come from similar origins.What they both lack though is literally anything that is not a straight line.As soon as it comes to something round, harmonic, free flowing or just with a complex geometry we utterly fail.It is like running aorund the barn, climing up a rope to squeeze through a thight hole to get inside.While all you had o do in reality is to open the damn barn door to get in ;)Ancient cultures used different way to tell the time of the day or day of the year.And when it comes to defining lenght that had everything but a common ground.For some it was how long some piece of wood was.So you want a plank of "4 meters" but order from someone out of town - his "4 meters" might be less than half of you need.Despite all these local differences though they managed to build and create with astounding accuracy.To calculate the movement of your solar system and other stars you need quite complex math - today.In ancient times people were able to just this without a compunter or wasting weeks or endless calculations....How did they do it?Nicola Tesla had a glimps of how nature really works.Despite never making any real documentations to create his invention he made one big exception.The circle of math.A simple thing on paper with lots of lines, numbers and spirals.You can find several copies and remakes with your favourite search engine, I prefer Duckduckgo.He used this circle to promote new ways of doing math in lots of schools and universites.With great success I might add.Sadly all this ended when he was discredited and died as a poor man.So, what then is so different between our modern math and ancient of nature's math?We are based on the decimal system mean we use 10 numbers for everything.Our first computer only knew two - 0 and 1.A bit later they used not just bits but also bytes and words- 8, 16, 32,64, ...If you break all this down then it comes down to evolution in terms of how in netures you go from one single cell to a complete human being.One make two, two make four, four become 8, 8 become 16, then 32, 64, 128 - you see the computer here and why it is more efficient that the math we learn in school?A computer does not count to 10 and start over...Our current math uses shortcuts and walkarounds to get to the finish.It made a lot of sense in the early days but has certainly long reached the limits of use.If we understood that a computer needs to go from a single bit to a byte like nature then what about the rest of the numbers nature uses and that most likely our ancient cousins used?To really explain it I need to involve our alien friends again.If we agree they would be resonsible for all things from UFO's, over technology and down to building entire cities:Someone would have to know about it and most like have or had contact.Ancient texts more than confirm all this through myths and legends.Now imagine you would like to influence the evolution of an entire race ove thausands of years.How could you make sure they reach a very high level but will never be able to "break the seventh seal" to reach your level?Of course in a way that this civilisation would never find out or consider...You limit its capablility to understand math!Despite having the solution right in front of our eyes from a single atom, over a ceel multiplication down to sunflowers and vortexes - we only march in 10 digit steps and won't ever consider to just dance aorund with the music playing...It really makes no sense to use 10 numbers!The day has 24 hours - 2 times 12, 12 hours for the DAY 12 for the NIGHT part.Eggs come in a dozen or 12 again.Not even the moon is "digital" and ancient calendars were highly accurate while our way of defining days weeks and such resulted in a total chaos requiring complex calculations.In ancient times it was all beased on how nature does it.The gregorian calendar changed this and if you check for the "excuse" why we suddenly had for forget all about lunar calendars you might be surprised.Fair enough but how could you convince an entire civilisation to forget all about real math and learn something way to complicated?USE YOUR FINGERS! ;) Yes, by pure coincidence our math system is based on how mand FINGERS we have.Not hands, not eays, not legs, fingers.Literally any other part of our body would have made more sense, at least you can get from 2 to 4 then to 8 and soon realise you are one with nature again.Simple, genius, unbreakable - show me one little kid in school that never tried to use the finger to do help with math....How many number does nature use then?Just nine.And for good reason there is no zero as we know it.The scam works so perfectly because all that was required was to teach us to not jump from 9 back to 1 but instead to add a zero to make it 10.Every time we go past the nine in the sequence we add a 0 and once that is done we add a diget and make it a 1 again.As a result and with no escape from it our math creates numbers that go bigger and bigger until they are too complex to handle with just our brains - we get the help of a computer using a similar flawed system that is at least faster.Nine numbers only - how do you use them?You can't apply our understanding of math to a system that does not know zero as we do.But I will try anyway in the best way I can.Take the computer sequence again: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, 2048, 4096, ...There is a thing often just refered to being a party trick.It is the simplification of a multi digit number into a single diget one.In reality though a reamins of our knowledge how math really worked.You simply add all digets and if you still get more than a single one you repeat until you have just one.Let's try to reverty our embryo back to how nature created it b using the above numbers for this simple trick:1, 2, 4, 8, 7 (1+6), 5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 7, 5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 7, 5, 1, 2, 4, 8, 7, 5....I guess you see the pattern by now ;)Try for yourself!It always breaks down to 1 2 4 8 7 5 ! And if we have no real zero then there are only three numbers left: 3, 6, 9 .If create a circle and instead of going from 12 to 12 like on a clock you go from 9 to 9 you have the basic circle model.From the 9 on top go to 12345678.A pie with 9 slices if you need helping marking, but you can just devide the circle in 40° pieces.Draw a triangle between the 3, 6 an 9 - it should almost look like a sideview of a pyramid.Now draw lines in sequenc with the remaining numbers.Go from the 1 to the 2, then to the 4 and so on.Looks rather symmetrical with a "twist, like butterfly wings if you like.You can perform all basic math with just this circular concept.You only need to know how 3, 6 and 9 have other "meanings" and that there is no zero.Too bad we are no longer wired to think like this - but you could learn it (again).Higher math seems to be impossible though.Oh! Why no zero you ask?Well nature does not know "off" or nothing - all start with a single thing and in the end goes back to just that.Nothing is wasted...If you now would try to implemt PI into our circle we could try it dead simple.We multiply it with the numbers of the circle and add the result as a vector from the center through the corresponding number.If we would now connect the end points of these vectors and interpolated the stuff between them we get a very nice spiral.As we have no zero we also have no 10 and seem stuck at 9...But 10 times PI over the 1 still gives us the right result...In either case you could now enlarge or shrink this sprial any equal (x-y) way you like and the only thing changing the true result is the lenght of the vector.For a circle you don't care if the diameter is 2 meters or 5 kirdigs, you only need to know the vector - the definition of lenght relates to it, PI....Ok, but how could you do harmonic things like the change from day to night or a soundwave?Look to asia and simply draw the Yin Yang symbol insde your circle.Preferably rotated so the two small circle are orientated vertically.Going back to our simplification of the large numbers but using the remaining there:They are very special as they from a triangle - the proximation of a cricle with just three lines.Take any multiple of these numbers and you always come back to them through the above decimal intergation process.And it perfectly goes along with our nature.(Keep in mind real values like time or meter are just vectors here!)12 hours come down to the number 3, 24 hours turn into 6 18 hours into 9...If noon is 9 you would have a pretty nifty way to tell time precisely and the 3 and 6 would mark the turning points - or amplitude reversal....And if you now dare to color in the Yin Yang symbol slightly differently you end up with two sine waves that cancel each other out ;)Use Yin and Yang at the right enlargement (vector for lenght, time) and turn it to the correct number(s) (rotational vector) and you could do complex calculations with pen and paper that are accurate enough to build a ball bearing from the drawings and measurements - and bearings have tight tolerances.Go further and explore how our natural sequences like the Fabanucci Sequence or just the golden ration can be placed correctly in the circle and how it changes and simplifies relationships ;)Suddenly it becomes clear why our know laws of physics have such simple equations to explain them.The all deal with just linear things.Becomes painfully clear when you try to do math for a pendulum.Put down to the pure basics it eventuall becomes clear that weight does not matter for a pendulum (ideal), not even how great the amplitude is.The time it needs for a full swing only depends on gravity and lenght of the rope.....A force and vector....We did realise this at some stage at university but only after going painfully long hours of calculating all sorts of things to distract us from this simple fact.With the claim that it is needed to fully understand it LOLWe can't find the missing laws of physiscs because our math is flawed and does not allow for harmony and resonance - it is not a circle, it is a line getting longer and longer.If we do find them we will either re-invent math or use the most complex formulas you can think of to get results.Ok then, but why was this math secret hidden from us?Once you realise that you have 6 numbers representiong "evolution" or "progress" and 3 numbers that define how it all cycles in sync and harmony you can help but wonder how far this system goes.Nature and the universe is everywhere from sub atomic size to our galaxy...What drives life or evolution? Energy....Which means 3. 6. and 9 stand for the three universal forms of energy and their sum at the same time.Remember! NO ZERO, Remember! Yin Yang, no end, no beginning, always equal, always opposite.Real power comes from REAL knowledge and what you make with it.Is there an easy way to re-learn this forgotten math so it can be used for things as complex as calculating how a comet travels through space?Not really as we would first have to forget almost everything we know about math in terms of calculations with numbers result in more numbers.What we can do thoug is open our eyes and observe.Nature is all around us and we just need to learn again that nature knows it best.When you see a pretty flower look behind the flower, see the symmetry and harmony in the design.See how the number of petals relate or simply start counting with sunflowers to decipher why this design of seed placement is so perfect.The more you really see the more you will understand how it fits together using numbers.We had huge cities long before we lived in caves if we can accept that humanity is much older than what we think we won't reject true math anymore...

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Hollow semi circle split into half that needs to open when pulled?

Hi - we need to build a semi circle shaped hollow object that is split in the half vertically. And we plan on sliding the 2 halves of the semicircle on tracks so we can open it to reveal something inside. Kinda like a semi-circle door.. any guidance pls on material we can use? The semi circle needs to be about 2 feet in diameter. Thx

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Is there any easy way to get rid of dark circles under eye? Answered

I didn't have any dark circles, even few months back. I know it's not possible to get rid of it overnight. But, is there any natural and effective way?

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Why do dogs walk around in a circle before lying down? Answered

I just thought it was an odd habit for dogs to do.  

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why does my junkbot go around in circles? PLease help! :( ?

Hey Hi there! I'm a newbie in the field of robotics and electronics, I just finished making my first junkbot.(its the one with 2 9v d.c motors on the side connected to a switch and a battery pack.) It works kinda ok but it gets pulled towards its left and then rotates in that axis. I'm stumped @ this stage now, can any one suggest pointers? Thnx in advance ! :)

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Netting circle - The crafting and DIY crazes are catching on with websites such as Etsy and Instructables

Instructables and Etsy appear in the OttawaSun article Netting Circle.If you're into creating, but you're not into domestic arts, try Instructables.com. This subversive site bills itself as "the world's biggest show and tell." Anyone can contribute how-tos and get feedback.The postings are slightly unusual, sometimes even extreme, such as how to build a cheap still to make moonshine, turn a shotgun shell into a USB stick case or make shoelaces from tape.The projects for extreme DIYers are uploaded by users who offer step-by-step guidelines along with photos. "It's a reaction against a mass-produced culture," says founder Eric Wilhelm in the Telegraph.Sounds quite similar to the 18th and 19th century backlash against the advent of mass production which created the arts and crafts movement in the first place.Wilhelm started an earlier version of the site several years ago while a starving student seeking advice on how to make equipment to cheaply support his kite-surfing hobby. More news and press about Instructables here.

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why do dogs sometimes walk around in a circle before they lay down? Answered

I notices that my dogs recently started walking in a circle before they lay down. Why is that?

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What is the best way to cut an semi circle at the end of a flat piece of steel? Answered

I have a a 100mm wide piece of flat steel and i want to cut a perfect semi circle at the end of the steel to make it look nice. I dont have a plasma cutter and im wondering how to get the perfect semi circle shape.

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how to make an electromagnet thats a circle be positive on one side and negative on the other?

Im basically trying to make an electromagnet that will wrap around a tube of metal and i want to have it magnetize the inside of the metal tube and on the left (as your looking at the tube from the side) its has positive attraction and on the right it has negative push that is my question and if anyone could tell me how i could do this that would be EXTREMELY appreciated... not only that but if i could reverse the polarity so left is negative push and right is positive attraction that would be great to please help its for a science experiment and would be GREATLY appreciated 

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would a 1.5 inch circle be too big for normal beer and coke caps?

Alright i am trying to make fallout 3/ fallout new vegas style caps. i already tried with glue but i didnt like the way they came out and i know this sounds like a stupid question but is a 1.5 inch sticker too big? i would like to start making them soon and any help would be appreciated. these are normal beer/soda caps with 21 teeth.?? fast help would be much much much appreciated.

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How do I get rid of bags, dark circles under my eyes? Answered

Any home remedies or low cost solution would be great!

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Is there any drawing software used to draw circles of any size? Coz for one project I need to make a templet .

Is there any drawing software used to draw circles of any size? Coz for one project I need to make a templet of 4cm radius circle and inside the circle i need to evenly distribute 22 holes with size 2mm?

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What are the nubs on gold knex pieces for? Answered

The half circles with the nubs.. What were they made for?

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I need like a big light circle (with LEDs). Then, when I hit it (hard) I need the LEDs off. Answered

What's the less complicated way to build it? Please Help! Thanks!

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how can i produce a fliping coin like movemnet to a lissajous pattern ( a circle) in oscilloscope?

Is it possible to make a circle like lissajous pattern to move in the oscilloscope screen in a circular fashion along with it, that circle like lissajous pattern should rotates in its own axis like a fliping coin.. how it is possible.. can i do this as a hobby project. Give sugeestions and help me make its circuit... please!!!!!!!!

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When using a circle loom for knitting, how do you taper the top into a "dome" shape?

Ive never knitted before, but have been recently inspired to knit a condom. It was just a really cute idea! Ive got the main part of the shape, but need help on how to reduce each row in order to taper the top.

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What math process is indicated by a symbol of an integral with a circle drawn at near the center of the integral symbol? Answered

I believe that this is has something to do with physics, possibly calculations pertaining to WORK. I know what an integral is but I am not sure what this is telling me to do. Derive an integral in some fashion other than standard? As I said above the symbol is a standard integral symbol from calculus except there is a circle at the center of the symbol.

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How do you fix the error when its both rings on the left side of the circle?

Talking to Xbox support I was told that it's due to my xbox 360 overheating...  Even when the house temperature is at 73 degrees!  I'm about ready to take a hammer to my beloved xbox.  I'm not about to pay 140 bucks (my warranty already expired so I have nothing to lose with a little DIY ;) ) Any advice?

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We cut thin circles from wooden limbs. How can we add scents to them? Answered

We want to use these wooden circles for firestarters. How can we add scents to them to make the house smell nice?

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i have a half circle under my eye that is dark i am 11 but it might be herititary?

I have a black have circle under my eyes i cant get to go away i am am eleven years old

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I have a metal, circular container with a clear plastic circle in the center of the lid. What I should do with it?

I have a metal, circular container about 3.25in diameter (8.5cm) and 1.125in tall (2.8 cm). There is a clear plastic circle in the center of the lid, 1.75in diameter (4.5cm). I am wondering what I should do with it! I am thinking something electronic, possibly usb powered, or something. Please send me interesting ideas! Thank you! (sorry about blurry pictures; they looked fine as thumbnails in the camera!)

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Bacteria-like projections when shining a laser through a magnifying glass.?

          I was recently shining my new green laser pointer through a magnifying glass, and the beam went through the little circle near the bottom of the lens that magnifies things more than the rest of the lens. The laser dot got very much larger, and there were odd little dark circles surrounded by larger, transparent circles. I also noticed the same thing, but with longer, oval-like projections instead of circles. What are these projections of? I'm guessing dirt, hair, bacteria, etc. Can anyone tell me? I want to know because it's a pretty cool effect and it would be cool to know if I'm looking at bacteria or something like that.

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CNC problem?

Hello all of you, i have a problem with DIY cnc. I guess missing steps? I would ask you to give your opinion? On pictures you can see CNC, and problem. Circle is not closed. I try with backlash in mach and i get a bit bether result but still not perfect circle

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Does the Periodic Table Of LED's schematic work?

Im not going to elaborate on my project, I dont want anyone to steal it. Basically, its a LED Array in the shape of the periodic table. The small black circles are 4 way connections of all wires, if they intersect with no circle, they do not connect.

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Can someone post up an instructable to make a cardboard rim cover thing?(You'll see what I mean)

I saw this dude with a cardboard front rim and I was wondering how to do it without messing up. I also don't know how to make the circle. ( Actually a good circle ) I feel stupid for that.. Kinda like this picture.

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Which one of these 2 looks better? Answered

Which one of these 2 looks better with the extra circle or without?

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Can any one identify this component? Answered

I find it a lot on sound enabled electronics PCBs. It is this black circle on the board.

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What can i do with a broken up coconut shell? Answered

The only cool stuff i could find used at least half a coconut, I didn't have any near-perfect circle-halves or circle-1/4s (as you can see in the pictures). What can i make with the pieces in the pictures attached?

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