Plastic window blind slats--what to do with them? Got a 6 y.o wanna-be jedi. Light saber plans, anyone?
Question by schneb | last reply
Question by schneb | last reply
I got 2 Remote control Light Saber room lights for Christmas. http://unclemilton.com/star_wars_science/#/rc_lightsaber/ I want to mount them crossed, like a crest, but I want them to be operated independently. Both Remotes control both lights. I would like to be able to Change frequency? or something to make the remotes specific for the lights, so they can be changed/turned on and off independently. Any ideas?
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i had a thought for making a light saber the other day. if you took a florescent tube light and put it in a tight fiting transparent tube for stregnth and added a handle on one side with a this copper wire runing to the other end then you could make a light saber. no leds just a florecent tubelight. it would glow like a real one and could be wrapped in colored cellophane to produce different colors. it is a totally workable idea and a good one. only problem is that it won't shrink but it still would be pretty cool. the handle could house the tube driver circuit and the batters with a small switch for lighting it up.
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La comunidad hispanohablante es interesantemente variada. Me gustaria saber cuantos de nosotros se estan beneficiando de unirse a este grupo. Les invito por favor a que se presenten ustedes mismos en este foro y nos dejen saber su pais de origen. Hablenos un poco de ustedes y nos dejen saber sus intereses. Espero que ustedes disfruten y se beneficien de participar en este grupo. Yo vengo de Puerto Rico pero resido en Estados Unidos. Me interesa la electronica, carpinteria, computadoras, jardineria, ebanisteria, bricolaje, acampar y el sistema operativo Linux.
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Quiero cambiar el idioma de mi perfil a espanol y no se como hacerlo. Hay alguien que me podia explicar el proceso si hay uno? Si no hay, me gustaria que me diga asi tambien, para no seguir buscando. Muchas gracias por tu amabilidad y ayuda. Con Amoore, ElHombreMoorecielago
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I already have dissasembled a old Light-saber for the Light, I was thinking rubber-tubing but that failed, does anyone have brilliance where i am drawing a blank?
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I like how this particular model retracts all the way into the hilt, but the blade is very short, and in conjunction with my stature it seems even shorter. Holding the toy up to the light I can see that there is a lot of plastic that is behind the other pieces. Is there a way to utilize this and make the blade longer?
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Quiero saber los pasos precisos para hacer una mariposa voladora ya que la he intentado hacer varias veces pero es imposible que la mariposa salga a volar si me pueden colaborar con el diseño en donde estoy mal muchas gracias.
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Picked one up for under a dollar at Salvos last year, and it's been sitting at the bottom of my wardrobe since. I have yet to open it up, but I reckon it should be completely hollow inside. It's about 33 cm long, 3 cm wide at the emitter heads and about an inch wide around the middle. Also, there is a blade on each end similar in construction to the toys you see in department stores, but only 12cm long. What should I do with it?
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For some time I've been searching on Instructables for how to make a file box for index cards. No matter what word order or word types I used, what came up was making stuff out of index cards, or other odd stuff. But nothing that got me what I was searching for. How to make a file box for index cards, needs to be basic & simple, not laser cutting (as don't have such). However, do have a box cutter, packing tape, handheld power tools: circular saw, saber saw, drill, just no tabletop tools, & no way to make, & no room to put any tabletop for such. I've looked at the Snap-N-Store collapsible index card file boxes, & have head/read by customer reviews that the snaps don't necessarily stay snapped. I'm thinking if made w/cardboard or fiberboard (as the Snap-N-Store is) that something like corner brackets/braces (just not metal ones for wood) can be used instead of snaps, & would hold together better. The Snap-N-Store boxes I'm wanting hold 1000 cards ea, & for ea size of index card 3X5, 4X6, & 5X8 I just need some help for a pattern & building instructions. Can anyone do an Instructable for such so I can follow & make them? Remember, I don't have, nor get access to, nor know how to use a laser cutter, or tabletop powertools. I just have handheld powertools of circular saw, saber saw, drill, & boxcutter, scissors & the usual handtools & hardware. Thanks
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Last weekend I finally watched Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. So with May Fourth coming our way I decided I would cook a nice Star Wars themed 3-course dinner for me and my wife this Friday. The idea is just simple food, but made it looking like something linked to Star Wars. I've come up with some ideas, but more ideas are always welcome. Here's whats on the menu up to now:Appetizer - Galaxy carpaccio:Purple beetroot 'empty space' carpaccio with sesame seeds 'stars' and drops of balsamico 'black holes'Main course - Star Wars Episode IX: The Fast-Food Hero:Sweet 'C3PO'-tatoes / 'BB'-pot-'8'-oes'Han'-burger 'Solo'Grilled green asparagus 'light-sabers'Dessert - Cheese platter:May the Roquefort be with youRevenge of the SwissMozzarella Death StarBabybell star wars smileysSo what are your suggestions?
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This book has several high voltage gadgets to build, and if you are familiar with the "evil genius" series, presents a plethora of information on each one. There are 28 projects in all; and the front cover also says: * illustrated instructions & schematics * lists of materials & part suppliers * science & math behind each project The author is Bob Iannini The book cost me $24.95 (USA) new. It will cost around $3 to ship in the USA, so if anyone feels it is worth about $15-$18 that would be grand; otherwise, make a reasonable offer. I underlined one word in the introduction, but have made no other marks in the book. My reason for selling it is that I do not see any way in the foreseeable future, of me building any of this kind of project. Contact me by way of PM to work out the details if anyone wishes to purchase it. Thanks ahead of time. Table of Contents: There are 28 chapters (one for each project) Chapter One: Anti-gravity Project Chapter Two: Low Power Electrockenetic gun Chapter Three: High Energy Pulser Chapter Four: Mass Accelerator Chapter Five: Plasma Thermal gun Chapter Six: Wire Exploding Chapter Seven: Magnetic Can Crushing Chapter Eight: Hand-held Burning CO2 gas LASER Chapter Nine: Hand-held Burning Diode LASER Chapter Ten: Long Range Optical LASER Chapter Eleven: Hand-held Ultrabright Green LASER Chapter Twelve: LASER Property protection Fence Chapter Thirteen: LASER window Listening Device Chapter Fourteen: 12" Spark Tesla Coil Chapter Fifteen: Two inch spark Tesla w/timer Chapter Sixteen: Tesla Plasma & Ion projects Chapter Seventeen: Sold State Tesla Coil Chapter Eighteen: 30 " Spark Tesla Lightning generator Chapter Nineteen: Jacob's Ladder Chapter Twenty: Plasma Tornado Generator Chapter Twenty one: Plasma Light Saber Chapter Twenty two: Ion Ray & Charge gun Chapter Twenty three: See in the Dark project ( IR night vision) Chapter Twenty four: Fish stunning & Wormer (brings em to the surface of the ground) project Chapter Twenty five: EMP Generator Chapter Twenty six: Ultrasonic Microphone Chapter Twenty seven: Phaser Pain field gun Chapter Twenty eight: Pain field Property protection guard
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