Just wondering how the USA pot smokers view Aussie weed ??Quality/ Reputaion etc Ive been two two cannibus cups in Holland and in my opinion Aussie weed is up there .All i know is the Americans cant pull cones :) .....
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Hey i want to make an automatic pot stirrer something where it attaches to glass lid, - has like a wooden stirrer at bottom has anyone made anything similar before, like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kWn8gBkZDA but wooden base would love to speak with someone in australia
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Just today, my brother offered to give me his old coffee maker that he had replaced with a newer one. He is well aware of my electronics hobby, which is why he offered to give it to me in the first place. Nothing is wrong with the coffee maker electronically - he just didn't use it for a long time in which it became moldy on the inside. He cleaned the inside properly, and as a precaution I did it a second time. Now that it is cleaned, I'm curious as to if I could turn it into a solder pot. Seeing plenty of DIY solder pots, I'm thinking I could use an empty soup can, cut to a reasonable size, and have it rest on the heating element of which the coffee pot would normally rest on. Would I be able to do just that or no? Any suggestions as to what to use for the "bath" or "pot" of which will hold the molten solder? Thanks in advance! P.S. This is a basic electric drip coffeemaker I'm wanting to salvage - just to clarify.
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I have hooked up a 5k pot to this thing http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11304, and it dims it ok but1) how do I get a fuller range of dimming? it only dims towards the last 45 degrees. Any higher value (10k, +) gives worse results. Do I need 1k pot? Is there a way to make the 5k work better?2) even when the pot is all the down, the led is still dimly lit. Please make it go away.3) Do I need to use all three terminals on the pot?As you can tell from my questions, I am slightly above doofus level so please be kind.
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Hi, I've been experimenting with a variable output power supply. It takes 18V @ 2amps in from a wall adapter. It uses the LM2596 simple switcher as a regulator. My circuit is more or less the same as the test circuit from the datasheet (image attached). The only thing I've changed is that R1 is a 5k trimpot and R2 is a 50k 10-turn pot. The trimpot is so I can dial in the proper value for R1 and the other pot is to vary the output voltage. It works more or less as it should. The one issue I'm having is I think due to the inherent "noisiness" of potentiometers. When I turn the knob (sometimes it seems when I just touch it), the output voltage will "spike" up. It eventually falls back down to where it should be and stays steady, but it seems to spike everytime I adjust it. Does this indicate a bad pot? Or is there some additional filtering circuitry I can put to avoid these spikes or ripples? Would another L-C filter help? Thanks in advance,
Topic by deadbilly | last reply
Hey, I just found a pot from some old electronic, and unsoldered it. The only numbers it has on it is B50k. So I know it's a 50k pot, but what about the other stuff? How can I know the max voltage, how can I know the max amount of amps it can handle before sizzling? Thanks!
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Hey there folks. I got a nice old cooking pot from a friend with a diameter and a height of about 30cm (picture related). Well, now what to do with it? I could use it as a vase for flowers or herbs (how originally :D ), or I could drill a hole in it and use it as a lamp. But what else could I do with it? I'm asking for some ideas..
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This is for a parade and needs to be big
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When a tin is boiled in an aluminium pot a chemical reaction takes place that creates a grey film in the pot. This can be removed with some very vigorous scrubbing with steel wool - it takes hours! Can the chemical reaction be prevented or is there another reaction that can be created that will remove the grey film?
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I have made a small hiking pot out of a can i have but it is painted on the outside, can i burn off the paint with a heat gun or a blowtorch and if i can burn it off will it come off cleanly? thanks!!! cm
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Hey, I'm not understanding something here. If I hook up a pot (left 9v, middle A0, right GND), I get a varying voltage into pin A0 on Arduino. Then Arduino converts this into whatever. Well when I hooked up 4 potentiometers parallel to the same battery, and had them on pins A0-A3, none of the pots worked. Whenever I turned one pot, it would change the value for all the others (i was using serial monitor). How do I correctly hook up four pots to Arduino?
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I have the intact ceramic pot and glass lid from an old crock pot that died. Unfortunately, the heating element was built fairly permanently into the outer case, and was neither reparable nor salvageable. My wife tells me this is now useless clutter we don't need, but my instincts say otherwise. Can anyone suggest a good use to which this crock could be put? Thx!
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Hello. I desoldered the potentiometer on an old set of speakers. I lost said potentiometer and I don't know what numbers to look for to replace it. It was a switch pot, and it had eight terminals. What do I have to look for to replace it?
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Recently I descovered my property has a lot of clay soil deposits, with that said how would I use that to make clay jars,pots,cruiclibles? And I have lots od sand, so exactly I know you mix the soil, sand and water but I dont know in what order or fashion so some websites might help. with this I am planning to make a clay crucible for forging, and an oven while I'm at it. Thanks
Topic by CyrusII | last reply
Ok, so this is my first post. I love this site! Anyway, I have a couple of old coffee pots that still heat the water, they just dont make coffee anymore. Im wondering if maybe i could make a very small and very low energy use space heater out of the parts. any ideas on how this might be accomplished would be great.
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I am working on a completely home made armor set for sword combat. Actually, it will be mixed with a few modern firearms such as .44 Magnum revolvers, 9mm handguns and .45 pistols. It is better that you DON'T know what I am doing. Trust me. So the question, Is a steel kitchen pot bulletproof?
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Ok, so I am in the hobby of hobby grade rc. I am currently working on modding a ps2 racing wheel and foot pedals to work with a spare 2.4ghz remote I have for my cars. I got the steering wired up fine and it works good. Now for the somewhat tricky part. The foot pedals each have a potentiometer in them. They share ground and power, and have separate signal outputs. I have the right one wired in for the throttle just fine. On my micro car it was easy enough, just switch the throttle reverse switch and push the pedal and it goes in reverse. But most escs wont calibrate to that. How would I go about wiring them together? essentially I want to turn 2 pots into one big pot. So when I push the right one down it sends the signal for forward. When I take off the right one and push the left one down, it signals reverse. I could bring my micro controller into the mix, but I really dont want to for something that seems so simple. Plus it is on a serb right now. Any help? Thanks
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Hi. I have a metal detector and it can be quite loud when it finds a target. Unfortunately, there is no volume adjustment on it. I don't have a lot of experience wiring pots into circuits so I wanted to ask before I try something and damage my detector: Can I wire a pot inline with the speaker? And if so, would I ground it to the negative side of the battery pack or would I ground it elsewhere? Thanks in advance!
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Hello, I need a replacement Alpha B10K slider pot, 60mm travel, has 2 separate pots in the package. The one I have which I think is bad has 8 pins, 4 on each end. So far all the replacements I have found on the web have at most 6 pins, 1 less pin per pot. 1 of the extra 2 pins on my pot are being used in the circuit (a USB music player). Can I adapt the 6-pin pots to work in my device, or can someone direct me to where I can find a B10K with 8 pins? Any help appreciated. Thanks
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hello i was just wondering if it was possible to wire 10 rgb leds together run all the red leads to one pot, the blue to another, and the green to the third, and have all of the leds colors controlled by turning the pots. Any information would be helpful. I am intending to use this as lighting on my head board in my room. Id be using 5mm UltraBright RGB Tri-color LEDs Thanks to all who reply.
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I"m having some trouble with my LED and pot. My LED is a white 2.1v / 30mA My power source is 2 AAA batteries in series at 3v my pot says 500K on the back and three leads labeled 1, 2, 3 When my pot is at the off position, my LED is lit up perfect. but when I slightly turn the dial my LED starts to burn out and turns bright orange, and if I turn the dial further (Or let it sit for a minute) my LED turns bright red. I know that's ruining the LED... But what I'm dying to figure out is how do I know what resistors I would need to use with the pot, What's the math?
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I found this plant at my local fairgrounds about a year ago and I pointed it out to a friend who also worked at said fair and he said that it looked a little like pot and I certainly agree with him but I find it hard to believe that since it was out in the open and there were cops walking around too, so what in the heck is this?
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I was wondering if it was possible to do something like this LINK with ten leds not just one. He uses three pots to control the amount of each color. I havent been able to find anything else like this. Any help will be appriciated.
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Topic pretty much describes it.
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I got this of of a portable heater with a fan and it had labels for fan speed. it has four settings when you turn it. When i try to use on a motor to control the speed it just works as a switch. Do i need a motor with 3 wires if so how do i wire it up? Is it something different.
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I want to formula my own potting soil - 50% soil, 50% compost, but how much perlite? And possibly substitute something else for the perlite - more "green", more natural, cheap as "dirt", just as available?
There is a virtual pot luck here at this topic Are you coming ? You have an hour to shop and prepare. What, if anything will you bring, and why ? That's all you know; if you have questions, guess and act. I will bring blanched broccoli florets because they are fast, easy, healthy taste good , can be eaten hot or cold, ,nice looking .and I don't think there will be many cooked vegies around. I will bring Big Flats beer because I like it.
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Here is the ingrediants list: mechanically separated chicken,pork skin,partially defatted beef fatty tissue(???),partially defatted pork fatty tissue,vinigar,salt,spices,sugar,flavorings(more specific please??),sodium erythorbate,sodium nitrate eew! they sell this as f00d!? why is this stuff legal? the number on the can is18007275777 it says to call 10 am to seven pm monday through friday eeww
Topic by Zaphod Beeblebrox | last reply
Here's a useful bit of technology I discovered. Having bought a new coffee maker - a "Mr. Coffee" type drip machine - I found that it left the coffee with a nasty plastic taste. You could also smell the same plasticy aroma just opening up the packaging. I was advised that washing the coffeemaker and running a lot of water through it would cure this. Well, it didn't seem to. Other suggestions included vinegar, powdered "coffee pot cleaner", and running it through the dishwasher (well, please don't run an electrical appliance through your dishwasher, OK?) But I did have something on hand that eliminated the smell and taste completely - Vodka. Thoroughly moisten a paper towel with vodka (Everclear would work, too) - and wipe down all the interior surfaces (especially plastic ones). Mostly this means the water reservoir, the filter basket, and any lids. The glass carafe can be done, too. Use at least a shot or two of vodka. (Not counting that which you drink.) Follow with a thorough rinse. Evidently the bad-tasting plastic residue is soluble in alcohol.
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I got this: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062308 and i need to know if the 2 closer pins need to be touching or the middle and the far one.
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Its a o to 24vdc power supply . it calls for a 5k pot. want to know if i can use a 10k pot . and what will be the diffrents
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What's a good average Potentiometer size for circuit bending? Or is it a good idea to have multiple of different sizes around? Is it anywhere from 500 to 10k? Or 1k - 10k? Thanks!
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