sonic art

Please comment if u like it and tell me how i can improve sorry bout them bein sideways,in order we have sonic the hegehog,shadow the hegehog,and last but not least knuckles the echidna (edit i have now added neo metal sonic please leave a comment if u want me to draw anyone u want)

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Sonic Grenade

I found this toy call a sonic grenade looks like a lot of fun. But I think a instructable for a MEGA sonic grenade would be much better I would like to see something in the 120 db rangeSonic Grenade on firebox .com

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Sonic screwdriver

Ok, Has anyone else thought of rigging a sonic screwdriver with an RFID chip to operate everything in your home, just for the sheer awesomeness of it?  I really want to try that after i saw some of the props out there.

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Sonic data transmission?

This is just an idle thought, but I was reading a couple of ROV builds, and the one thing they all have in common is a tether - it's a fact of the world that very little in the way of radio signal can penetrate water. So... Could you send control signals to an ROV via sound or ultrasound?  Could beeps and clicks carry enough data, far enough, and clearly enough, to control an ROV? Even more fun, how much data could come back? Sensor readings? Images? Just throwing it out there for you to toy with, but it would be fun to have genuinely-remote control for this class of robot.

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"Sonic" drilling or cutting

If we look up sonic drills today we usually get some fancy machines driving pipes in the ground, preferably softer ground.But the term includes all types of machines that use sonic vibrations to advance through a media.With the ancient and claimed to have never existed technologies in mind I did some digging...In the food industry vibrating knifes are quite common, same for "air knifes" on softer food.Even in the meat industry they find more and more uses now.Ultrasonic cutting or welding is the same thing and included in "sonic".Same for some experimental sub sonic drilling methods currently being tested.The general idea might be as old as using vibrating equippment to compact stuff, like concrete, bricks and so on.What you can compact by vibration you can also make "fluid" by vibration.Industrial feeder systems utilise this to the extreme by even making light and fine particles like flour move like water without causing any dusting.What all the techniques have in common that a suitable tool or tool head is used and that it is attempted to use the most suitable vibration frequency for the job.Anyone operating an ultrasonic welder knows the pain of finetuning for a new electrode or just new part to be welded.What does that tell us now that makes the understanding easier?Take a bottle of ketchup, preferably one that is still quite full.Turn it upside down and noothing comes out.Shake it a bit and you are either lucky or drowned in red.But hold it at an angle and start tapping it and the red sauce flows out easily.What it true for most newtonian fluids is in some way also true for non-newtonian fluids.Ever mixed corn starch and water to make these funny experiments with it?Hit it hard and it reacts really hard and is not sticky at all.Leave your hand resting on it and in sinks in and sticks to it.Stirring it very slowly is easy, go faster and you get stuck.You can do similar things with by using an external source for vibrations.For example a vibration speaker mounted to a smal cup of the goo.If you place sand on a sloped piece of plastic or sheet metal then at a low angle it will pile up easy and stay.Start vibrating the plate and the sand will start to flow off.Works fine with a vibration source mounted to a piece of steel bar or rod and a bucket of sand too.Trying to press it into the sand requires a lot of force, especially once you are a bit deeper.Let it vibrate properly and it slides rights down.If we can do the simple stuff as well as really complicated stuff in the industry then what about other materials?So far we use vibrations to make things move out of the way, compact things, transport them or to heat them up for welding plus some cutting applications.Considering the variety one might wonder why no one tries it for "difficult" materials.Machined surface can be found throughout ancient history.Finding "machined things" were vibrations was clearly used is a bit harder.The great walls are not a perfect example here as the views differ quite a bit on how they could have been created.But if we leave things melting them or a secret concret like recipe for creating for example granite then vibrations start to make some sense.You find some interesting videos on youtube where people use speakers, wires and rocks to confirm you can actually "machine" them by vibrations.Especially granite has some quite musical properties, big boulders as well as smaller ones produce destinct sounds when you hit them hard.Tests and measurements were made on granite and other hard rocks to check how fast sound travels in them , how it is refeclted and where the sound comes out or affects the surface the most.Lets just say every sample gave different results.Shape, density and dimensions affect not just the resonant frequency but also where and how the sound travels in the rock.What if??We can use a simple speaker, a plate and some rice to see how patterns form under various frequencies.Works with sand or other granules as well.The interesting patterns are the so called harmoncis.Here we see clear and destinct patters, sometimes with extremely fine lines and areas of softly vibrating granules.Some people say these harmonic frequencies have all special meanings and uses.We mainly used them to avoid problems.Imagine your new TV would not have a housing tested to be stable with all frequencies the speakers can produce.All of a sudden your back of the TV might start to rattle ;)Same for car engines.Harmonic vibrations are eliminated wherever possible.Otherwise they could multiply and affect other things in the engine or around it.Simply put it means we have various options to detect and measure vibrations on a surface or in a system.Back in the day every half decent backup generator had a mechanical indicator for the frequency of the supplied electricity.A set of tiny forks with the desired on painted red and several on either side of it.These forks were designed to get into harmonic and therfor quite intense vibrations at their set frequency.If the one for 50Hz looked blurry then all was good ;)The same principle god be applied on a big boulder of granite.Place the "vibration meter" at the desired spot and start moving around the vibration source on the surface until you find a spot that causes maximum response on the meter.Best thing here is that if you then place that surface area onto another peice of fixed in place granite both pieces will start to loose substance if vibrations are applied.The fine sediment forming is then usable as an indicator where to move the vibration source to continue once the effect literally wears off.Is it feasable?Well, if we trust mainstream science then the answer is no.A huge amount of vibration energy would be required for such a hard material, despite ancient proof that says otherwise.Semi industrial test also seemed to confirm the theory as only with very high amplitudes (loudness) and while automatically adjusting for the resonant frequency changes a measurable amount of material was removed.I struggle a bit with that as for the testing tool heads made from hardened steel or carbide were used.And that with little or no regards on how the head and tool itself affects the output.I mean in terms of having the max possible movement happening right t the tool contact surface!There is a huge difference between applying a vibration to a tool and using a system, tool and tool head DESIGNED to work at the desired frequency!Otherwise we wouldn't need a computer to design and test a horn for welding purposes or shade a knife spefically so that the vibration go along the right axis and in the right direction.You not break a hard thing with a very soft thing unless it travels fast enough to become harder as the target!This complicated explanation basically just confirms that if you hit water at a too high speed then it will just break you into pieces instead of offering a soft splashPlease do not jump of bridges or such to confirm this yourself!!If that is really true and science says it is, then how about the other way around?Works fine too, or we wouldn't have pressure washers or water cutters.Now for the part where I hope some really smart people leave helpful comments:If we can cut steel with just a stream of water, then I ask:Isn't for example copper much harder than water?Steel is much harder than copper but water cuts through it.The answer here it simple or complicated, depending on how you want to expain how it works.Comes down to speed and pressure plus the right nozzle shape to prevent a beam expansion.But then water is indeed "harder than steel".Questions:Lets say we would use a copper pipe that in lenght, thickness, hardness and diameter is optimised to transmit a frequency so the pipe end sees the max vibration like a feed horn for ultrasonic welding.Not to hard to calculate these days :)Now imagine said "main frequency" would be optimised for the pipe but also be a harmonic frequency of the rock to be worked on.The pipe end would deform quickly, abrasion does the rest and it fails before even making a decent sratch that is not copper metal on granite.No matter how hard we press nothing good enough will ever happen.BUT: If we would add more hormainc frequencies to feed our pipe we can multiply the amplitude quite easy!Just try with a sound generator from your app store, needs 2 or more channels to be usable.Pick for example 400hZ on one and 800Hz on another, then finetune around these number to hear how the tone changes ;)My theory goes like this:If all "working frequencies" would just harmonics of the resonant frequency of the granite, then they can be tuned so the effect on the pipe end is minimised.The overlaying frequencies however should result in the same effect a water cutter has: The pipe becomes ultra hard.The better the match and the more you have to get it right the harder the pipe will be.Adding now a "drilling frequency" or multiple could be used to drive these harmonics slightly out of phase.Like with the sound generator on your phone we end up with a pulsating sound, or vibration.While the pipe still vibrates at the same "hardening" mix the drilling frequency creates a peak like a jackhammer.Try it by using the heaphone output on a small speaker and placing some light and tiny things into the cone.The will violently jump around during these pulsing tones.For a drilling system the output can be mechanically maximised by utilising a pitchfork design.A head holds the vibration speakers and the tynes are tuned good enough to the frequency of the speakers.Always two would have to operate in sync though as otherwise the pitchfork movement that transfers the sound down the center bar won't work.This head could then be desgined to act as a holder for a quick change of work out pipes that are no longer long enough for tuning.I guesstimate that a well tuned design would result in a copper pipe being able to drill at least 10 to 15cm into solid granite before it wears off too much.And we are talking here about just a few mm to get the thing out of tune!But would dare to desing such a thing just to confirm a theory that no one ever really dared to test? ;)And if friction welding works as good as ultrasonic welding, then what would happen if we try this with the right frequencies and vibrations instead of wasting tons of energy?

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Waterproof Ultra Sonic

Does anyone know of any type of ultrasonic that is waterproof and can go underwater? cause im trying to make a fog machine using the ultrasonics pieces and water since my dad bought something that worked like what i described. anyone know of any that can be underwater or some design that will work underwater using a regular ultrasonic you see on robots?

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Open Sonic Care case...?

What is the best way to open the Sonic Care case with the least amount of damage so it can be reassembled..?

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Best classic sega sonic game?

I have basically EVERY Sonic the hedgehog classic 1990's game,but what is better,Sonic & Knuckles Lava Reef Zone Act 1 or Sonic & Knuckles Death Egg zone? I'd say Death Egg.

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How to imbed a small sonic beeper on a plastic wristband

I would like to find a sonic chip that emits sonic or ultra sonic noise and mount into my pvc bracelets. Can someone tell me where to buy very small emmiters? under one inch in diameter? Thank you. Diane C

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Does anyone know what a "sonic reflow soldering station" is? Answered

 Where can I get a manual?  Browne is make, no model # on exterioir

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How do I make my sonic humidifier work like it did when I bought it?

I tried replacing the filter, cleaning the hard white stuff(calcium deposits?), and the metal plate. I even bought a water conditioner shaped like a baby rattle that stows in the water tank, but no luck.

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Can I transfer whats on the screen onto a different monitor?

Hey guys, Sonic Generations just came out and what I want to be able to do is to transfer the video on one screen to another? Please help!

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Dr Who's Sonic Screwdriver

I'd love to make a realistic looking and sounding sonic screwdriver from Dr Who, but have no idea how. Anyone have any ideas?

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PLEASE HELP!! (sonic grenade)

I'm trying to make an insanely powerful, directional sonic grenade. all I need to know, is how in the world to get something smaller than my fist to put out between 300 and 600 DB however, there is a small catch. I want it to put out a pre-recorded sound that I designate. not just a random beeping.

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Ultra-sonic teenager deterrent

I've seen kits and plans online for ultra-sonic teenager deterrent devices but I can't imagine that they are all that complicated.  There is a large group of teenagers that hang out smoke, litter, stall traffic and make a great deal of noise across the street from my home.  I believe that having one of these devices and hiding it within range of them somewhere on my own house would be a great way to get them to disperse to somewhere else.  If anyone has made one of these devices and would like to share their design I would greatly appreciate it.

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Possible Sonic Screwdriver hack

I want to see if I can get a laser pointer that looks like the Sonic Screwdriver used by the current incarnation of The Doctor, the main character of Doctor Who. I was thinking of taking the Sonic Screwdriver flashlight (for non-fans reading this, I'm specifically referring to the one with the green bulb) at http://www.thinkgeek.com/interests/doctorwho/df8c/ and replace the bulb with a similarly-colored one from an actual laser pointer. What I want to know is whether or not this is possible and, if so, any tips on doing so successfully.

Topic by Kytseo 


Ultra sonic flow meters

We have 4 independent ultra sonic flow meters and they give us ghost readings at random times. We are sure it’s not emi from an outside source. It’s a frequency signal that our flow computer picks up without product ever running through the pipe system. It only happened at random times like 3 or 4 weeks apart. And are happening more often. Does anyone know best way to troubleshoot.

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10th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver

Attention all Doctor Who fans! Here is something that ought to get you all thinking - the 10th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver (which works in the dark... heh heh, get it? Only Whovians would get that...). The original idea came from my youngest brother, who is a big Doctor Who fan, and while this "replica" is not very accurate (it is hard to get very accurate with such K'NEX pieces as I have), it does look pretty good all the same. What do you guys think? -The Red Book of Westmarch

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Laser Sonic Screwdriver - Thoughts?

So, my sister is currently a senior in college, planning on being a high school English teacher next year. She's also a Doctor Who fan. She wants me to make her a laser pointer in a sonic screwdriver case, for pointing at the projector screen, white/chalkboard, loud students, Daleks, etc. The case itself I plan to buy, probably this, and then mount a blue laser diode in. Two three questions: 1) Does anyone have one of these screwdrivers, and are they big enough to put a couple AAAs in? I'd rather not have to replace button cells every week. 2) What's the best way to get a blue or violet laser diode? Blu-Ray assembly? You can get a blue-violet laser pointer for $20 off DealExtreme, but my experience with cheap laser pointers is they burn out quickly. 3) Would I need to come up with an actual driver, or would an appropriate resistor be enough? And can a blue diode be powered off two AAAs?

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how can i make a sonic the hedgehog costume for a girl? all the costume suggestions better suit boys online?

How can i make a sonic the hedgehog costume for a girl? all the costume suggestions and actual costumes you can find online better suit boys online unless they are aimed at anime or cosplay fangirls... and that is not the look i was going for. suggestions?

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What to use to disguise my voice to other voices like Sonic for example?

What I use to create something that can make my voice sound like a Video Game Character - it's similar to those toys that can change your voice into a robot.

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11th doctor screwdriver broke

The slide part on my 11th doctor replica screwdriver wont stay in please help

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Making some Eggman goggles need advice

I'm working on making my own eggman goggles and I have two twistable caps from my Axe can and some elastic braided band and I seem to have trouble on how to make some using my elastic braiding band without making a slot and then glueing it or fasten it the band. the braided band I have is 3/4" so how I can do this if I could try glue or if I have to a little slot for the band to loop through. I really need some good tips on how to use my braided elastic band for my project. If I have to make a slot so that the band can go through what I can use to make it so it never comes off?.

Topic by SuperScourge 


Selling custom metal sonic screwdriver on ebay

Hello, Starting November 14, I will auction off three sonic screwdrivers machined out of aluminum (three different auctions). The sonics are made the same way as the two I made in my Dr Who Sonic Screwdriver with Arduino instructables. People have just been messaging me that they do not have the means to create sonic screwdrivers the way the instructables show and if I I can make them one instead. Well as people have asked, I made three and will be up for grabs on Ebay the evening of November 14. Sorry, I only had enough material and time for 3 sonics. I have started the auction. Auction link for one of the sonic screwdrivers is here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121218867272?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 thanks.

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Failed KNEX rail gun and other stuff

This is a failed rail gun I made. It looks pretty cool and has a nice trigger but the transfer mech in the gun does not work. I will not be working on this any more so if somebody want's to use this idea then give it a shot! I broke 4 red connectors when testing this gun out so i'm pretty pissed at this thing. Also I feel that I won't be posting any more KNEX guns since it has lost my interest. I do plan on posting more KNEX stuff but just not any more guns.

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How to make a functional sonic screwdriver?

What sort of technology could one fit into something the size of The doctor's screwdriver? I was thinking about maybe a universal remote, an rf/if one maybe a small laser (100-500 mW) maybe a function generator with an antenna and a frequency generator with a speaker or something, just to make it be sonic. Making it clear, not just a prop but with some interesting functions. Any suggestions? Also if possible anything that can be salvaged from old equipment and electronics that can be used please say it.

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Sonic 2-like game that is all special stages and a level editor?

I want a game consisting of Sonic 2-Special-Stage-Like areas and a level editor to make your own to play. Can someone make such a game please?

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how to make a sonic screwdriver sound with a synthesizer?

I am going to 3d print a sonic screwdriver from Doctor Who and I have everything figured out except one thing. How do you make a synthesizer made with a 555 timer chip make the same sound as a sonic screwdriver? If it needs two chips, I can do that. Thanks for any help in advance!

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CNGRATULATIONS Australia

An Aussie has discovered a sonic non invasive cure for Alzheimer's Disease. It is a physical solution that sonic waves dislodge brain plaque and cause T-cell to remove the material in 85% of subject lab animals !! Another Aussie who distinguished himself by proving stomach ulcers can be cured with a special course of antibiotic.  When no one would believe him, he infected himself with a incurable ulcer case and then later cured himself to prove the assertion. A good people, if you know some.

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Has anyone seen or used this before? Called a Sonic Slam

   I was wondering about this game I saw in a catalog I get (email) called Sonic Slam (just out of curiosity) and if anyone has any experience with it.

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which IC does sonic screwdriver's circuit use?

I want make a screwdriver but dont want spand 10 pounds to buy a new one and take it apart for a circuit, i want make it under 2$, which IC does they use in the toy? 555 timer? can provide organial circuit desgin? thanks alot

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Would it be possible to place a TV-B-Gone inside a Doctor Who sonic screwdriver? Answered

Uhh i just thought this would be interesting. But seriously, could you compress the TV-B-Gone inside a sonic screwdriver type thing? (homemade or not)

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what is this i found it at an yard sale and though it looked cool?

  i don't know what it is but if you can help me find out it will be greatly appreciated  got it from an old military guy selling stuff on the side of the rode and he said he made it but he did not remember what it was made form an old fishing box thanks agine

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megadrive issues?

Hi i recently got a mega drive and im having trouble with it basicly i am geting signal out of it but its just black with faint lines in the backround but 3 or 4 times i got it to display licenced by sega then black idk please sugestions . its ok all is well i fixed it by hyperventaliting into the cartridge slot and cleaning the carts with rubing alchol ;) im leaving this question though in case anyone else needs help 

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Can someone suggest any costume pieces that could be integrated into casual clothing?

I was surfing some instructables and came across one for Sonic's shoes. This got me thinking: what if there were parts of characters from games, stories or movies that could be added to t-shirts, hats, pants, shoes, accessories, etc. I have always been a huge fan of dressing up, but have done it less and less so that i don't seem look to crazy or childish (even though thats how I act most of the time anyway :P). Franchises that i like are Halo, Bioshock, Fullmetal Alchemist, Bleach, Pokemon, Death Note, Star Wars, Gears of War, Lord of the Rings, etc. I am heavily into Fantasy and First-Person Shooters. I was thinking that objects such as a drill bracelet (bioshock), COG necklace (Gears of War)  or Ash Ketchum hat (Pokemon) could be subtly incorporated into my attire that could go a long way to expressing myself and my interests. Any links to instructables, websites or just general ideas will be appreciated. 

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How to create Eggman's Goggles?

I'm working on something just for fun which is Eggman's goggles he keeps on his head and I just don't know what is best make them I could try those tops from the Twistable axe cans and some cardboard tube like form foil rolls cut down to size and stuff it in the opening of the top and use braiding and fasten them on but not sure what else could look great on them.

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Using Theremin to Modulate Pitch of an Input for Use in Sonic Screwdriver?

I'm not real familiar to the in depth functioning of the Theremin, but I think I have the general gist of how it works. Specifically, I was wondering If it was possible to use a Theremin to change the pitch of a sonic screwdriver. One of my qualms with sonic screwdriver replicas is that they lack the changing pitch of the screwdriver in the show (Doctor Who, to the uninitiated). After reading about Theremins, I wondered if one could be built into the case of a sonic screwdriver (DIY with metal case) allowing the pitch of the sound to be altered in relation to its proximity to the users hand(s) and the environment. Has anyone ever heard of something like this being done?

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How to earn more tips working at sonic?

I've been working at sonic for about a month now. I make a little bit under minimum wage and I used to make around ninety dollars in tips a night. Lately I've only been making about twenty a night. I'm still in high school and I have to pay for my own medicine (I have various medical problems) so this is fairly important to me. I understand location is a big part (I live in a small west Texas town that is over the top religious and fairly judgmental. I have various piercings in my ears and my septum as well. I have blue hair for the summer but I don't want to change my appearance in order to earn more.) I offer to throw out trash and to get condiments, etc. But im a nervous person and have trouble just going up to people and being over the top happy. I don't understand how (as ridiculous as that sounds) so, any help with this?                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I've tried looking this up but the only results I get are for waitresses or waiters that help people for about an hour apiece. And, working at sonic, I only really help people for around five minutes or less. So many of the tips for that *ex: Introductions, checking up on them etc,* Are of no use to me. Im sorry I cant be more specific on anything. Please help, it would be much appreciated. Thank you!

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How do you make a sonic screwdriver that opens and locks doors Answered

Like for example i just want a sonic screwdriver that can open my room. All i am asking is what would i need to make it and how could i make it if its possible. Does anybody know how?

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best bullpup knex gun?

I would like to make a bullpup knex gun with little or no cut parts  what is the best one to get a hang of the bullpup mech?  Thanks Sonic Broom 

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I want to make my sonic screwdriver unlock doors. Yes I am serious.

I want to take my sonic screwdriver (http://www.thinkgeek.com/geektoys/cubegoodies/8cff/?srp=11) and use it to unlock my bedroom door. I am thinking that if I make an electronic lock that uses a photocell I can just use the light that is in the screwdriver already.  I am having trouble finding a lock that will be easy to modify that is cheap. If it is a keypad lock I can probably just replace the buttons with photocells, but I am not sure. Any advice and ideas would be very helpful. 

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Over head Projector

Hello, All I need a bit of help, I have an Over Head Projector [O.H.P] that I really want to make into a projector for my home P/C I have a couple of L.C.D from laptops. Even 2 [O.H.P] L.C.D from View Sonic, But no cables !!!. for the View Sonic units. Any Ides. Phil. Austin,Tx Stay - Safe

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GBA owns the DS!

Hello? What happened? The PSP and DSi are all well and good but in my mind GBA games own them all! Sure, most are 2D and they cannot compete graphically with it's bigger cousins, but I would own my Gameboy Micro over a DS anyday (and I can say this genuinley because I had enough money to buy either a DS lite or a Gameboy micro and I chose the micro). I say this because compare a Sonic advance game to a Sonic Rush game. From a neutral perspective I found Sonic advance much more enjoyable than the DS version: It is simple (only 1 screen to focus on!) and none of these faffy side missions. And I would rather play SMB advance 3 than play some downgraded NFS for PSP. And let's not forget the biggest advantage of the GBM: PORTABILITY! It is the only true pcket console.

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