making a book closet !

Hi I have a closet which was used to be for clothes but now it is full of books and junkI was wondering if i can turn it into a good book closet .It's depth is 56 cm which is very deep so i'm afraid i can't support the books from behind.Here r some pix to explain .Also i wanted a good way of categorizing the books , like i have alot of school books , tons of self improving books , etc .Any idea would be appreciated .Thanks in advance .

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Periodic table closet

Hi, I'm 22 years old and I am in my master studies of chemistry. I thought would be a good time to start a collection of elements. I also want to display them properly. like in some sort of closet that you can hang to the wall. It is hard to type down where I am thinking of. The added image below is something like what I want (but in this picture they apparently forgot the Lanthanides and Actinides). How would you tackle to make something like that? I think wood is a good choice for material here (but please correct me if I'm wrong). I have a limited amount of experience of working with wood, but I figure the horizontal and vertical walls should slide into each other to make the grid. But I cannot figure out how to attach the grid to a sturdy back plate, or how to have smooth outside edges without wood sticking out to form the grid. I hope my explanations are some what clear. my explanation cortex seems not to be fully up to speed today. thank you in advance for you advice.

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Coming out of the closet

Hi, my name is jake, and I am openly bisexual, and I was just thinking, there should be an instructable on "coming out of the closet" because that is a serious issue that is difficult to address, so, does anyone have any ideas?

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build closet shelves?

I want to build shelves in an existing closet.  I want to have one long shelf across the top and several half shelves down the right side.  The open side on the left could be used for broom, vaccuum, etc.

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BUST Stylist's Closet

Oh MAN!This is what I get for bragging on SF.The first ever BUST Stylist's Closet is making it's debut at The 2008 BUST Holiday Craftacular! And it's only in NYC*** A $10 VIP ticket allows you entrance to the closet AND one item of your choice from the many items contributed by participating fashion brands including Queen Bee, Revival Ink, Aviator Nation, Boy Meets Girl, Greta Cavazzoni, Yak Pak, Nikita Clothing USA, 80%20 Shoes, Vine and Venetia, Angel Court, Dear Creatures, Hellkats L.A., Osiris Girl's Shoes, and more! Those are some nice names. * Insider tip: The first 100 people to buy their tickets online get first dibs in the closet at 12 noon, before it opens to the general ticket-buying public at 2pm. The BUST Stylist's Closet will be taking place at the BUST Holiday Craftacular on Sunday, December 14th, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, NYC, from 10am to 7:30pm.***The BUST Magazine Holiday Craftacular will take place in NY, LA and London UKRead all about it!

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Basement Closet Storage

Hi When I redid my basement a couple of years ago, I thought I was being a hero and built a huge storage closet. However, as my daughter as reminded me nearly everyday, I screwed up. The shelves are 24" deep and stuff seems to get swallowed up into the back never to be seen again. What I would like to do is this - any help? I would like to install 3 32" "box store" bookshelves (15" deep) against the back wall of the closet. Then, install another 2 of those bookshelves in front of the back ones on some sort of sliding rail(s) on the floor. What I am trying to accomplish is that when someone needs to get to one of the back bookshelves, they would slide one of the front ones over to reveal the back thereby allowing easy access to all "missing" stuff. Hope I made sense. Thanks

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I need doors that are 97 inches high to go from ceiling to floor for a bypass system. What could I do in place of doors?

I'm installing a 144 inch hanging  bypass door track to act as a barrier between two rooms.  I need doors that are 97 inches high to go from ceiling to floor.  What could I do in place of doors?  The idea is to hang four 36 inch panels/doors so the rooms could be separate, or have a large opening between them.   I was thinking of making doors, maybe gluing veneer on polystyrene sheets.  These would be light and durable, but I'm not convinced they wouldn't be hideous.  Maybe us laminate flooring on the polystyrene?  Any ideas?

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How can I put a toilet and a window in a closet used as a dark room with a sink?

My closet used to be a darkroom. there is only one toilet in thie little house so another would be a blessing! Would be nice to still have a sink too. RIght now, it's mostly shelves and a sink that works, but I don't use it, coz it's my closet. A window, possibly bumped out a bit would be great.

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Ideas on repurposing over-the-door metal shoe rack

Hoping some creative minds can help me figure out a way to reuse a metal over-the-door shoe rack - not the"pockets' but the old school inverted U shape for about 18 pairs. Sorry -for some reason the upload pic isn't working - but it's 6 "U" on each of 6 rows with two side bars holding them together and two hooks at the top. I took it apart so I have 6 U rows and the two sides. I haven't figured out anything creative enough to justify mucking around with it, other than drilling holes in a vertical board to push the shelf in horizontally, and hanging lightweight things from it. There are easier and better solutions than using this in that case. Any ideas? Thanks/.

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Hang a curtain the length of a room, what's the cheapest way? Answered

I live in a house with no closets and bought one of those wire closet racks and ran it across the back of my bedroom. It works but leaves a messy appearance with no doors and I have a wood stove and a dusty farmhouse. I have material for curtains but can't afford a rod of that strength and length. So...whatcha got?

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Is there a way to aircondition a closed in closet for a home server? Answered

 So ive built a simple server, with enough already in it to keep air levels down and keep overheating a slight risk. But its just a little to loud to put in the bedroom, and a little to ugly to put anywhere really. So I decided on the Closet. But I'm not sure on how to keep it cool in the closet... I was thinking, another DIY Airconditioner unit, but im not sure if that would exactly work. It doesnt get that hot in the Closet, I just need something to generally keep the server cool. It wont have a monitor or anything, and will be running 24/7. All air ports will be kept open.  PS. It isnt a big server, just a little home networking server to share movies and junk on.

Question by darkclaw42   |  last reply


Safe Room

Does anyone have any good plans or ideas for a safe room built in a closet or at least how to build reinforced concrete walls?

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What is the cheapest way to sound dampen a closet?

My girlfriend has an amazing voice, but we live in a packed apartment complex. Luckily, we live in a corner room, and the master bedroom has a closet which does not face any other apartments. The Closet is:   Length: 8 1/3ft Width: 5 ft Height: 8 ft I bought her The "M-Audio Delta 1010 LT". She has "Pro Tools" and a nice condenser Mic (Samson C01) on a shock mount with a pop filter. She also has a midi keyboard Casio CTK 573 and an acoustic guitar (Ibanez EW20ZWENT)  W/ midi output. I figure the only thing were missing for decent recording is sound acoustical dampening or the likes. Any suggestions? Note: I am not looking to spend lots of money, as the card was already above my price range :/ I am not not very musically literate, so i really appreciate in advance your patience, knowledge, creativity, and time!    -Please Please Please Instructables Community, I will forever be in your debt if you can help me with this!              -Kyle

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I need to know how to convert a coat closet to a long-term storage pantry?

My family and I live in NE Florida, so we are prone to storm power blackouts. I need to learn how to conveert a coat closet to a long-term food storage/emergency supplies pantry.

Question by gb0361   |  last reply


I need ideas for clothes management; (hanging/storing without a closet.)?

Store, organizing, hanging, etc... Ideas needed for my clothes since I now have no closet.

Question by killabreath   |  last reply


How taper wood closet pole for sailboat yard?

I'd like to taper the ends of a 1.5" closet pole to make the yard for a small sailboat. I'm looking for easy way(s) to turn the pole so I can use belt sander belting to do the tapering.I've thought of using 2" PVC pipe sections as journals and driving the rod with a belt powered by a small motor. (I do not need to taper the center so the drive can go there...or at either end). I'm open to better ideas.

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using calcium chloride as humidity reducer closets /laundry rooms

I bought a product called "damp rid "in a hardware store that was used for removing moisture from hamper area,laundry rooms, to prevent mildew. i realized the pelted looked familiar and it was calcium chloride. i want to make my own as i have access to a big bag of calcium chloride. it looks like there is a piece of tyvek/ or other moisture passing membrane on one side of the top upper half, the other 3 sides of the bag look like a mylar  type bag.  The seams all seam to be sealed, except the top has a piece of plastic snapped-sea;ed over it, with a couple very small holes that go into the top half of the bag. the top plastic piece  also has a hanger  loop.. when i bought it the calcium chloride was in the top hang and the bottom half was empty. There looks like a plastic seam weld separating the calcium from the bottom half, and i noticed that are a couple 1/4 inch gaps in the seam. the calcium, chloride draws the moisture out of the air and turns it into water, which falls to the bottom half of the bag.pretty cool device, and seems i t would be able to make, if i can find a source for mylar or whatever this material is. i would also have to make the seams, not sure if glue would work, maybe make a clamp like device , rather than the welds, this way i could just empty the water and replace the calcium chloride, no reason to throw it out. anyone seen these devices, i noticed they have a www with the same name, they may have pictures.  Also looking for a source for mylar and tyvek.  I am not sure if the postal envelopes would work, i would also like to scrounge a sheet of tyvek to use as a ground-cloth or emergency shelter when out on my bicycle and the t storms hit. i haven't seen it except in big rolls, i guess i should keep a lookout for construction sites trash areas.otherwise i am not sure where  i could get a 10 ft piece. i will take the bag apart later to dissect the workings and see if i can measure the thickness of the  mylar

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Cardboard Furniture

This is probably over the top and won't work, but I need a wardrobe and cant afford a good one, and don't want to buy a cheap cheesy one that will fall apart in 6 months. I know cardboard can be sturdy, but is this pushing the limit? I mean, I really need to hang clothes in it. If not, at least have shelves so I can store folded clothes.  Any cardboard heros out there?

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How can I make a shoe rack for my coat closet that is like a pull out pantry?

I have a full coat closet, approx 3' wide, but I don't want to take up the entire thing with shoes.  I have been looking at pull out pantries and thinking that I could attach side-sliding rails to one of the side walls of the closet and create a pull out shoe rack.  Only thing is, I suspect that it would take up  a fair amount of space (13" wide??) - is there a maximum angle I need to keep the rack (I am thinking ikea Komplement shoe rack) in order to keep the shoes on?  As well, we don't want the shoes to touch the coats, so I need to put a divider up - do I need to have holes in the divider to ensure air circulation?  How heavy duty should the slider be?  Is there a better, more inventive solution that I have not seen or thought of?  I am brand new to the world of DIY, so consider me a complete novice and please point out the smallest details!! Thanks!!

Question by Stampy   |  last reply


outdoor pc box

I have a big outdoor plastic closet with shelfs in my garden. i want to place a pc with crt screen inside heating the space in which the pc and screen are to be located is 1/4 m3 (1 m wide x 1/2 m deep x 1/2 m height between the shelfs) or 1/2 m3 (1 m height) but with other objects sharing the space the computer is a pentium 1 (~40 W power). it is intended to be on for long periods with the door closed. the closet stands in a shaded place but air temperature outside can get to 35 C + sometimes. i dont want to cut vent holes in the closet the monitor (15 crt) is off when the door is closed. though i may switch it off and close the door while it is still hot how to prevent overheating ? is a water tank thermostat set to 45 C in the air near the pc (with the 240 V to the pc going thru it) good enough thermal protection ? insects we have lots of ants. how to protect the pc from them ? will the hot air in the closet be enough to distract them ?

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Where can I recover transparant plastic plates like polycarbonate from?

I want to make a condo for rats out of an old closet. But because it is quite dark in the closet (even with the door removed), I want to replace the wooden side panels with something transparant like plexiglas or polycarbonate. But as a student I do not have much money so I want to keep is as cheap as possible. It has to be strong enough to support some shelves. I know I can always take away as much wood as I can from the sides and then cover it with al metal gauze but I find the idea with the transparant plastic more beautiful.

Question by ThinkFirst   |  last reply


What is this?

I was cleaning my closet and I found this. a used hand warmer. Being curious, I opened this sucker up and found black powder with what looks like a small bit of silver powder. My guess is its iron, magnesium, and salt.

Question by BADWOLF1   |  last reply


what should I make from 2 twin inflatable mattresses?

 I found WAYYYY back in the storage closet - 2 never opened flocked on top twin blow up mattresses.  Got any ideas?

Question by hvetter   |  last reply


What is the best mic/setup for Youtube voice overs at $50-$80 US? Answered

Hello all, Does anyone out there do voice over work or have videos you apply voice overs to? I have recently started a show on Youtube and I don't like the audio quality I am getting. I am currently using my closet as a recording booth and a Rode Video Pro Mic direct into my laptop's mic input. It's okay but i want better. I have a budget of $50-$80 to spend. I have been looking at the Audio Technica AT2100 USB/XLR mic, as it has some awesome reviews but i want to hear from the Instructables community as well.

Question by Sparkytastic   |  last reply


Suggest A New Life to Give an Old Digital SLR ?

Can anyone think of some hacks I can do with an old Canon 10D SLR digital camera? It's been siting there in the closet for the last 2 years... I like to put some use to it.

Topic by mzungu   |  last reply


T-Shirt Underpants!

Revive your old t-shirts. I love this unique t-shirt reuse project!  I have so many awesome t's that build up in the back of my closet.   Why not create some fun underware? I found these on SuperNaturale another DIY website filled with crafty and nerdy projects : )

Topic by Carleyy 


what to do with all this denim?

I was cleaning out my closet when i realized how many jeans i have collected over time but are too ripped or dont fit any more. What i want to know is if anyone has any ideas on what i can do with them. Particularly how to convert them into a cool jean jacket.

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How can i make my room cooler looking with a small budget?

I am a male Freshman in High School and i want my room looking less childish. it is a small room (12'x 12') with an open closet 2' deep. I cant do much furniture but small details(lights, items etc.) are open. Please help.

Question by airhunter119   |  last reply


1 inch glass rods

I have 8 glass rods, 1 inch diameter and 4 to 6 feet long.  Believe it or not, they were rods in the master closet of a 60's house we purchased 10 years ago.  I still can't think of anything to do with them, but would love to make some kind of garden installation.  We are VERY skilled.  Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Topic by charlottenc   |  last reply


Nerf gun modding problem?

Well, I figured it was time I modded my old Nerf Maverick Rev-6 I had sitting around in my closet. I took out the air restrictors and all that, but I somehow broke of the plastic thing on the slide that holds the metal rod in place. How would I fix this? Epoxy? Sauldering? Welding? Help!!?

Question by videogamemaster   |  last reply


How could I make a hidden space in my room? Answered

I have a fairly small room and i want to make a hidden space big enough for a small person to fit in. Could i build a piece of furniture and a compartment in the back? What about making fake drawers under the bed? Are these awful ideas? Do you have any more? p.s. I don't have a closet.

Question by Herbal_T   |  last reply


You guys remember this traynor?

I think some of you will remember how I was attempting to find out the specs of this traynor amplifier. Well after someone pointed out to me it was most likely for the speakers on stage that point backwards towards the band so they can hear what they're sounding like. It went away into a closet and didn't come back out till yesturday.

Topic by Punkguyta 


How do I make a mural-size picture on a cloth curtain?

I want to outfit my open closet (81x77in.) with a curtain of Hokusai's "The Great Wave off Hanagawa". Since my searches for an existing product have proved fruitless, is there a DIY method of doing it cheaper? I don't have very much artistic skill and I don't know if a printing service would do curtains when it's not actually artwork I own rights to.

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Build your own Skateboard, Get a Free Yacht, Bike Painting Tips

  Build your own Skateboard The Free Yacht Saga Bike Painting Tips Camping Guide Clean and Wax a Surfboard Tetrahedral Kite Kite-Powered Land Proa Find a Local Bouldering Spot Sailboat in a Closet DIY Prescription Swimming Goggles Bike Guide Make a Disc Golf Basket Predict the Weather with Clouds Useful Knots Set Up a Slackline

Topic by randofo 


Little Windmill Project

Hey everyone a while ago I was cleaning out my closet and found a little micano car, it had a motor on it I was wondering is it possible to use that to generate a little bit of wind energy, if so can someone who knows alot in this field explain how to I intend to have it as a show thing and is it possible to have different colored LED's and if it is windy it will light the all 3 and if its not it will light like 1 or 2 sort of like a wind gage. Anyway thanks for reading sorry if this is a stupid idea.

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How would someone create a closet-sized, archival space (temperature controlled etc) in their house for less than $100?

The Detroit Sound Conservancy (@detroitsound and https://www.facebook.com/detroitsoundconservancy) is dedicated to preserving Detroit sounds and telling Detroit stories. To that end we are interested in enhancing and expanding Detroit's archival infrastructure when it comes to sound-related media. While we pursue the creation of our own archival space, we want to encourage our fellow Detroit music lovers in Detroit and around the world to take care of their own archives as well as raise-awareness about the need for archival practices when it comes to music history. So... what recommendations can we make to our allies and friends who might have personal archives and / or materials worth archiving? We are imagining ephemera (flyers, posters), various printed media (articles, newspapers, magazines), sound recordings (vinyl, cassette, eight track, reel-to-reel), musical instruments, and digital files, amongst many other things. What do the Instructables recommend? For $100 we may not be able to create a museum-worthy vault in our home. But surely for $100 we can create a space that would hold up to many everyday threats to our musical treasures. What say you? Thanks @detroitsound

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Make a desktop psu from an old laptop?

Hi, I was recently looking into making a desktop power supply because I have needed one for some time, and I enjoy making my own tools whenever possible. But I had just dismantled my last power supply a week or so ago for parts, but I have like 4 or 5 old laptops sitting in my closet. I was wondering if I could possibly make a power supply form a laptop. Is this possible? And if so, how would I do it?

Question by LoneWolf0   |  last reply


How do I turn my laptop keyboard into a travel keyboard? Answered

I found an old laptop in my closet and decided to have some fun with it, as the battery was missing. I took the screen off and I also removed the keyboard. I was wondering if I could connect the bare wires from the keyboard to an old USB cable, so I could plug it in and use it as a travel keyboard. I was also wondering if I could somehow use the screen I removed as a monitor. Any advice would help, so feel free to reply. Thanks!

Question by Sean C.   |  last reply


Artbot 2008!

Well, it is that time of year again. It's time to free your artbot from the closet and let it shine in the spotlight! All are encouraged to apply:We have no fixed idea of what qualifies as robotic art; if you think it's a robot and you think it's art, we encourage you to submit your work. Regardless of whether it's hi-tech, low-tech, or neg-tech, we're interested in the ideas you're working with, not just the gear. Proposals for workshops, performances, and other kinds of participation are also welcome.Check out the site for details on how to apply.

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


wall painting side effect

Recently I painted my daughter's room with pink color (egg shell finish). Unfortunately there is lot of pink color reflection in the room. entire room feels pink, even ceiling, door and closet are white. It seems that color was darker side of pink. In the past when the room had white color, two bulbs gave good light. Now even with 4 bulbs not enough light.  I saw many houses with different colors, but never felt such type of huge color reflection. Now this room is no more good for studying. Why it happend? How can I fix it?

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PLEASE help....smelly basement storage space between units

I have been trying to get RID of a smell with no success. The smell is in a shared closet space between my unit and another unit in a basement (duplexed down units with first floor above grade).  The smell is so damp and musty and just terrible.  This is true especially in the summer.  I want to sell this place, but people have been opening this shared closet and are immediately like what the heck!  I have noticed it all along, but in the winter it is faint.  My spouse says he did not notice it, but at least 30 potential buyers were not okay with it and noticed it in the Summer...no one really commented in the winter, but I always smelled something. We put in a dehumidifier which we empty every single day because it is full (see in picture the type of dehumidifier), but we cannot for the life of figure out where the moisture is coming from.  One person told us it was likely coming out of the floor....I have no idea if this is the case...it almost looks like plywood is on the floor.  I guess this would be a subfloor?  In one of the pictures, it shows where the door opens to this shared space right out of our den.  I am at my wits end trying to figure this out.  I have tried essential oils, carbon, baking soda, the dehumidifier (which feels completely up in one day).  It is closed off in the closet and there is no window or any way for the smell to get out unless we open the doors to our unit and then the units smell!  We cannot smell it at all in either unit with the door closed.  It is sooooo bizarre.  These units are duplexed down to the basement.  It is absolutely puzzling me and has kept us from selling our unit after a winter deal fell through.  When we started showing in the summer, the smell was so strong as it usually is in the summer.  I guess we never paid attention because we never go in there unless getting something from storage.  Can someone tell me what I can do and what type of floor this is?  It kind of looks like it has gray paint on it, but it is certainly some type of wood or a material like it. Should we get someone to rip the floor up? Why is the smell not in either unit?  Please help!

Topic by CareBearie   |  last reply


What can I do with an old, oversized-tee without sewing materials? Answered

So I was going through my closet and found a shirt from like, 7 years ago and though I never grew out of it, the cute design looks too young on me. I'm tired of sewing, but at the same time, I'm bored enough to do something with it. I really wanna make something out of it. What can I do with a  light blue-striped top, scissors, crazy glue, time and patience? Underneath is the picture of it. I added detailed notes that might help. Thank you!

Question by papris   |  last reply


Can you drill dowels on an angle into 2x4's to use as shoe rack?

I have a 30" wide wall area  in my closet. I've been searching for weeks to find the right racks/shelves to use as heels/shoe/cowgirl boot storage. I'd Like to nail finished wood (2x4's?) tho the whole wall after drilling/gluing different diameter/length dowels into them but not sure the (less than) 2" will be deep enough to hold some weight and how do determine which degree angles will work best. I'm an amateur but have every tool needed, so I'm game for all suggestions! Thanks

Question by DELETED_coco_baby   |  last reply


Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom

Pirate ship bedroom? Shiver me timbers! Designer Steve Kuhl used 2x12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. "But that's not all. The room is also decked out with a rope bridge that connects the pirate ship to the top of a jail cell, and a rope suspended from the ship's hull provides drop-in access to the closet. There's also a completely hidden spiral slide, that lets you travel downstairs in a more adventurous way." Check out this pirate ship bedroom, there's 14 pictures that show the bedroom from all angles and even a computer model that illustrates the spiral slide. via: mymodernmet.com

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Id Like help using a Linear Actuator and a locking mechanism with only one or two momentary switches, not toggle. Ideas?

Hello, I am healthcare professional and a DIY enthusiast, but not mechanically or electrically inclined.  Keep that in mind with your answers.   I am redoing my closet in the next few weeks and do not have the space or money for a large gun safe.  My idea is that when building this closet I will build a stand up drawer using several slide mechanisms for the motion.  To keep this hidden and secure and darn right cool I envision using a linear actuator to open and close this hidden drawer.  I will also be using one to two electric strike modules to keep this secure.  My goal is to have one secret hidden BUTTON (not switch) that will trigger the locking mechanism and shortly after if not simultaneously activate the linear actuator.  The key here is I want to push a momentary button, not hold it, not use switches ect, just hold it until the drawer is completely open.   Second motion will be either the same button or a different MOMENTARY BUTTON is depressed activating a reversal on the actuator until fully closed in which the locking mechanism should activate (always closed).   That is my goal, I'm open to servos and such if anyone can SHOW me how it is done.  If you can show me wiring that would be best as words just don't work as much as pictures or videos for me.  I greatly appreciate all your help in advance and please remember NO TOGGLE Switches or factory wired remote controls.  I'm open to all ideas except those.  Thanks again guys.  Love your work and ideas.   T

Question by medictim   |  last reply


How can I build a siren when my UPS detects a power cut?

Alright, I have a large server set-up in my closet, and just recently I had a power cut, which, if not for my backups, I would have lost everything (photos, videos, documents, my soul etc.) The problem was it was in the middle of the night, and the UPS (for some reason) didn't shut down the server when the battery drained. So I want to design a system where if the UPS is tripped, some sort of siren or flashing light goes off, so if I'm asleep, I can get up and safely power down everything. Any ideas?

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Do It Yourself Genetic Engineering

From New ScientistKATHERINE AULL's laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, lacks a few mod cons. "Down here I have a thermocycler I bought on eBay for 59 bucks," she says, pulling out a large, box-shaped device she uses to copy short strands of DNA. "The rest is just home brew," she adds, pointing to a centrifuge made out of a power drill and plastic food container, and a styrofoam incubator warmed with a heating pad normally used in terrariums.In fact, Aull's lab is a closet less than 1 square metre in size in the shared apartment she lives in. Yet amid the piles of clothes she recently concocted vials of an entirely new genetically modified organism....Read the whole article in New Scientist

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I need to put up 3 Rgb led light strips around my room, How would i go and do that?

I need to power 3 Rgb led light strips that would be all controlled and powered on one controller. These Rgb lights strips are here. What would i need to go and buy a right power supply and controller for a length of 49.2Ft or 15M>? I drew up a sketchup of what the room looks like. I was thinking of using the power supply in a parallel and have it split two of them off at the top right of the doorway so i can put the power supply in the closet. but i need to figure out if it maybe possible to have both of the parallel connect to the 3rd one at each ends and power it without voltage drop?

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