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Anyone out there in tech land have any ideas or plans to build a 12volt powered jocky wheel for a caravan?

What size motor would I need to move a 950 kg caravan and what size gear sprockets would be best to drive the chain to the wheel.It would have to be able to be put in forward and reverse mode.anAny advise would be of use but some plans would be the best.Thanks hoplite?

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How do I know whether or not by grade 8 crush likes me? Answered

I'm in grade 6 and I really like this guy but he's in grade 8 and I rarely ever see him. I only started seeing him more when he got in trouble so when I enter the school in the morning he's always there facing the door helping with the lunch "tickets" that I get everyday just to get his attention and even then it feels like he likes me but I'm not sure because he's always so emotionless around me and when I go to get lunch with my best friend, my crush only says hi to my best friend and looks at me I always feel he's eyes on me the only time we ever talked was when I first meet him I asked his name and he smiled and replied, the second was at lunch when I was laughing like crazy and he came up to us and started laughing too cause he over heard me saying something so weird and crazy to a friend of mine and everyone was like what, so yah I really don't know if he likes me or not?, I keep getting mixed messages and somethings it feels like he's ignoring me By the way I'm 5'3 and he's like 5'7 or 5'8 (I don't know why I added that in :>) and he's like the jock of the school, he's popular, cool, and calm and I'm well known around the school but I wouldn't say I was popular, I'm too confident for my own good and I'm not afraid to voice out my opinions and I think that me and my crush are a perfect match

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How to identify the pins on a DC input socket (jack)? Answered

I have a couple of dc input jacks that i have de-soldered from old electronics, and I now have the need for such a jack as i am making a mini guitar amplifier. However, I don't know what the connector lugs are each of them, and am not entirely sure whether they are the type with are usually closed (have a switch in them) and only break the circuit to use external power source when a jock is plugged in. I suspect they aren't that sort, because I think they would need more connections than these have. One has 3 solder lugs, the other only has 2. Here are some pictures to help make it clearer (sorry for bad photos, with the amount of great light tent instructables on here, you'd have thought i'd have made myself a better macro setup than this by now)

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Full Belly Project, The Olympics and Me

The Olympics are supposed to be the "green" Olympics this year.Since they are going to be held in Beijing they are going to have a fun time making it green.One way they are doing this is all the aircraft that will be flying the athletes will be powed by bio-fuel derived from the jatropha tree.The people in charge of the commercials and filming it wanted to make a way to inform the people watching about this.At Full Belly(who has their headquarters in Wilmington NC) they make various machines designed to shell nuts.Jock Brandis(head-honcho, inventor of the nut sheller) was contacted and asked to make an electric Jatropha sheller. This sheller is going to be shipped down to Miami and will shell Jatropha nuts at a Jatropha farm while being filmed and a commercial will be born.I am helping make this sheller at the headquarters! So my finger prints(and a little tiny bit of blood) will be in the Olympics! (not really, just in a commercial during the Olympics)So, if you do nothing at all with your life, make sure you at least watch the Olympics to see the commercial!

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Universal Nut Sheller

Today's feature is the awesome Universal Nut Sheller. Designed by Jock Brandis of the Full Belly Project for a women's coop in Mali, this tool dramatically increases peanut-shelling speed from 2 lbs per hour (hand-shelling) to 110 lbs per hour.  Since roughly half a billion people in the world rely on peanuts as a primary protein source, this nut sheller has the potential for serious impact. The machine is simple to make, relatively inexpensive, and can shell pecans, pine nuts, neem nuts, shea netus, Jatropha, and other nuts as well as peanuts.  Molds and metal parts can be ordered from the Full Belly Project. Check out the 2005 video introducing the machine to Uganda: Check it out, and get inspired.  What can you do to help people in developing countries?  We need more ideas, the simpler the better. This post has been sponsored by Pepsi. The Pepsi Refresh Project celebrates the people, businesses, and non-profits with ideas that will have a positive effect on our world.

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Sociology Research Assignment

I'm doing a research project for my High School sociology class and need to interview a couple of adults, I was hoping to find some more interesting people than my parents and teachers lol. I'm looking for people around their 30's and up, but feel free to post if you want to share anyways. All the questions are directed toward what you did when you were a teenager (however far off that may seem ;-) Birth year: 1. What slang terms were common/popular when you were a teenager? 2. What did you do for fun? 3.What were you concerned about globally? 4.What was the Dumbest thing you did when you were a teenager? 5.What did you want to be when you grew up? (did you even want to grow up at all) What did you become? 6.What was your Relationship with elders and your general view of elders? 7. What was your Favorite thing to do with your friends? 8. What was the biggest thing that was considered normal/accepted then but is now not considered normal/accepted now? 9. What types of cliques/social groups were there? (jocks, preps, band nerds ect.) 10. What was your first car?

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Blues , Rock & Oldies Online DJ Needed

I am a Internet Oldies Radio station owner seeking out talent for my legally licensed professional internet radio station. My goal is to find people that want to have fun on air and practice their talents as a professional Jock learning the way that FM radio runs without all the stringent rules that FM radio has in place. The station has rules that need to be followed obviously , but their rules are simple and not so hard to follow that you feel like it is work. It is alot of fun. The site has alot to offer in terms of what is on it for activities and it is state of the art. What this position is for is 3 different styles of DJ , Blues DJ , Oldies DJ and a Country DJ , perfect for someone who loves music , has a LARGE collection of MP3's , enough to fill at least a 2 hour or 3 hour show. Maybe have some knowledge about the artist's being played to throw in some great little tidbits to the listeners. This show would air once a week and be promoted by all staff members at their convenience. This is a NON PAID position and to gain experience ONLY, while having fun and meeting new people from all over the world. If you interested and want to apply you must first have : * A good connection that is reliable to the internet * A fast PC able to handle chat , music , messengers going to be able to deal with possible requests. * A positive and upbeat attitude about your show * Plenty of music to fill the time slot * A good quality mic that doesnt sound tinny or cheap * And the ability to be able to commit to whatever time slot agreed upon * Be able to agree to some simple station rules regarding promo's being played , DMCA compliance rules , announcements and things of that nature. You will get alot of exposure and alot of interaction on this site. The intent of this message is to find good on air talent that wants to be part of a professionally run station, while having lots of fun and meeting lots of new people and learning how internet radio runs. So please if you are truly interested in this , or knows someone who is . . . . send me a email at : info@bullseyeradio.com and you'll be responded to with more details and be setup for an interview with the DJ Mananger. Thanks everyone !

Topic by johnm34