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Australians! Urgent help needed!

Hi everyone! I don't really know what category this should be put under, if anyone think it's in the wrong place feel free to move it. I am a guy from Sweden who are backpacking around the world and I am currently in Perth, Western Australia. I'm going abroad to Laos tomorrow and I will stay in south east Asia for about a month and then come back. My problem right now is that I have some luggage (extra clothes and camping gear) that I need to store somewhere during that time. I called a self storage company a couple of days ago from Coral Bay and booked a locker at their facility, however they forgot to mention that I needed to be there before five p.m. when the office closes even though I explicitly asked if I could come by later since I would arrive with the Greyhound bus. Does anyone know any fairly cheap (the lockers in the airport cost 8$ a day, and that is a bit too much) place  that is open at this time, or even someone in the area who could could spare some space for about 1/2 cubic meter of luggage until I come back? If so, please contact me asap either here or on 0405682652.

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Wah Pedal

Hey! Can anyone please tell me about the working and construction of a simple WAH PEDAL for Guitar? I wanna make one but i dunno the procedure... So can someone help me to make 1?

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Looking for standard knex (no bricks).

I am looking for standard knex (preferably no bricks). I live in Perth, Australia and I am looking for a NEW (not e-bay, used amazon stuff etc.) set with a motor in hope of creating a ball machine and other things. I have already looked in Big W and Target. Please give suggestions to sites or stores, and if someone can give a good average price for a certain amount of bricks, that would be appreciated. Thanks!

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How to forecast Sodium Chloride can dissolve in water?Why? Answered

How to forecast Sodium Chloride can dissolve in water?Why?

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I am looking for a one pan stroganoff dish that was on here quite awhile ago.

It had hamburg,noodles,and sour cream, only using one pan.

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Connecting Arduino with Adafruit GPS shield and Wave shield ?

Can any one help me find how can I connect Arduino with Wave shield and GPS shield

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How do I find out # of downloads of my Instructables

Cant seem to find a wa to determine how many viewers have actually downloaded a pdf of my Insturctables. Doesn't seem to be an option in Stats.

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how to make tesla coil by home scrap the esiest way?

How to make tesla coil by home scrap the esiest way........i just want to kill small incects.......should it work like zapper?

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hello anyone here know how to build a true sine wave inverter?

I just wanted to build my own power inverter to get a better understanding of how they work.

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What is a good PCI (E, x16) video card for Dual monitors (extended desktop)I wa? Answered

I want to set up dual monitors on my computer so I can have an extended desktop. The only problems are, is that there are hundreds of video cards (i dont know much about video cards, but I know how to install them) and the other problem is that I dont have an AGP slot on my computer, I have an PCI, a PCIE, and a PCI x16. Can anybody recomend a descent video card for this? Thanks!

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How Would i go about making a hanglider if cost wasnt a factor??

I want to build a legit hanglider not one of those really sketchy home made ones i realize this is horribly dangerous but its something i have to do.

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Has anyone thought of 'brewing' tea in the same way as beer? Answered

I know that tea leaves are sometimes used as a yeast nutrient in other drinks but I was wondering if you could get a "stronger" and fizzy ice tea thing going on?

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How would one transform a durable digital wrist watch into a swell steam-punk pocket watch?

Say for instance, a Casio G-Shock into a really cool and functional pocket watch guaranteed to impress. An easy process would be a plus, in addition to parts available at the hardware store.

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Anyone know how to prevent ink and markers from washing off fabric?

I drew on my jeans today in class and it looks pretty dang awesome so i was wondering if theres any way i can keep them form fading  

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semiauto/burst 3/full auto

Has any one got any ideas for a semiauto/burst 3/full auto knex gun? somthing like this  http://science.howstuffworks.com/machine-gun3.htm or this  http://www.hunter-ed.com/wa/course/2-7_actions_lever.htm or this http://science.howstuffworks.com/shotgun2.htm

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Is there any danger in using two different sine-wave inverters (UPS) to provide backup power for my computers?

I'm concerned that having two UPS units in close proximity could be the same as having two out of phase mains supplies and the potential for a rather nasty shock.  Or, are my fears misguided? Thanks.

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I cant find the right size battery for my mom's watch (no size shown)! Answered

Recently I lost my mom's watch battery. I am currently trying to find the right size battery, but the size isn't printed on the watch. We can't afford to take it in and get it looked at. HELP!!!

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Is it possible to step up the voltage of square wave ac coming out of a function generator from 5ppv around 10ppv? Answered

I'm trying to use a square wave function generator for the purposes of inductively charging a cell phone. Also, would magnetic shielding be necessary for this application or is the magnetic field weak enough to not interfere with the phone?

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Cool MS paint doodle (No instructions because I was improvising and then I forgot how to make it)

Today, I was messing around on ms paint. The awesome doodle I made is below. I made a regular one, and a tiled one. As the title says, I was improvising and forgot how to make this, so sorry. *shrugs*

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Plasma Speaker Kit

Hey Instructables, We're StudentRND, a group of students in Seattle, WA that build cool stuff over the summer. We've taken our time over the summer to build a plasma speaker, and now are offering kits on Kickstarter! (As seen on TechCrunch and Physorg) What's a plasma speaker? It uses an electric arc to vibrate the air to play music! View the Kit <br>

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Where to get a milling machine.

I have been trying to find a reasonably priced milling machine but also trying to find one that doesn't charge two times the price of the machine in shipping costs. I have been looking on Craigslist for the past six months and haven't seen anything. I am in Seattle, WA. Does anyone have any ideas of where I should look?

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Rain Barrel question - Why can't I just dip the water out?

I set up a plastic (?) garbage can, well cleaned, under a downspout.  It's well covered.  Why can't I just dip the water out with a big ole dipper when I need it?  My veggie garden is tiny.  Thanks in advance for any advise!

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Western Hemlock Project Boards?

I’m looking for some Western Hemlock project boards, but can’t find any stores in the area that have it or will order for me. Also striking out with online stores. Any suggestions on where to find this? It’s the state tree of WA, and I want to use it for a project related to my home state. Now we live in TX and I can’t find it anywhere.

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How big a propeller would I need to turn a 3500 watt AC gererator?

A friend of mine gave me a 3500 watt gasoline AC generator because he burnt the engine and he did not want to fix it due to cost. I want to use a propeller instead of a gas engine to make it operational. Is this practical? The wind here blows constantly between 20 and 30 mph.

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Choosing components for a car-amplifier - which way to go?

I am lucky enough to have a few "hi-fi" amplifiers around my house. What I've noticed is that the better quality kit has far fewer components than the generic cheap Asia imports. Am I right in my assumption that fewer components of significantly higher spec is the way to go when building a car-amp for myself? Many thanks.

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how do u make truly semi automatic( just tap trigger) gun made out of knex shoot farther? Answered

Im tired of semi autos shoot 2 feet help me make them go farther

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how do I set up a donation account for someone who is hospitalized?

We live in WA state and are trying to set up a donation account for someone on life support. The family needs help with medical bills, the cost of cremation and a memorial service. The bank said to go to the Washington State website and obtain a tax id number, but I am not able to find this anywhere.

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Temp.on a woodburning tool, I have one that is 10 watts is that to low for woodburning ??

I just started woodburning, which I like. However, it seems to take along time to get a good burn (I'm using pine) my tool says 10 watts.  Is this a good temp?  I have seen on Amazon some go up as high as 450*, since I'm just starting ~ Any suggestions on what to start with? Thank you for any help, tips, info. Patty

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Where can I find a mounting stick or sticks for wax seals , fancy, ornate or otherwise?

I have a stone, intaglio carved piece, that I would like to mount on a base, metal or wood for use as a sealing wax device. I need leads as to where I can go to have this done or other options to buy the mounting piece and so to accomplish this my self. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Peter

Question by jackaloupe  


Seattle Makers: Make:23 Party July 23rd

Release Party for Make:23 July 23rd, 6pm @ Ada's Technical Books, Seattle, WA MAKE_V23_thmb.jpg The newest issue of MAKE Magazine (Vol 23) features Seattle's 3ric Johanson on the cover with a new weapon in the war on malaria: the Photonic Fence from Intellectual Ventures. Informally, it's a laser-powered mosquito zapper. 3ric, who also opened Hackerbot Labs in Seattle, is excited to have a day-job working with lasers. Join 3ric, other members of the Intellectual Ventures' team, and me at a Make "new release" party at Ada's Technical Books in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood on Friday, July 23rd from 6pm to 10pm. 3ric will talk about how the mosquito zapper works and show video of it in action, a slo-motion high-def sequence which is pretty amazing by itself. We'll have copies of the new issue on hand at Ada's Technical Bookstore. Please help spread the word to Seattle makers who are welcome to bring a project to talk about. Details: What: Make: 23, Mosquito Blaster Release Party When: July 23rd, 6pm -- 10pm Where: Ada's Technical Books 713 Broadway East Seattle, WA 98102

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do spiny leaf insects eat australian native red wattle? all helpful answers will be appreciated :) ? Answered

Hi, i have 2 spiny leaf insects and have changed their diet from gumleaves to australian native red wattle due to the fact of i cant get gumleaves anymore :( is the red wattle fine for my leaf insects to eat?

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How do I build a table that I can fold into the wall to get it out of the way? Answered

I am working in our basement and I want to keep all space as open as possible to accomodate at pool table. My wife likes to scrapbook on occasion and I want to build some sort of folding table that I can drop down from the wall. Most of the time, I would have the space required. It does not have to be very large. I am thinking some sort of a hinge system?

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How to stop slow cooked (crock pot) food having watery gravy? Answered

When I use my slow cooker (crock pot) the food is always cooked properly but the gravy/juice is large in quantity and very watery.  I know I can tip the sauce into another pan and thicken it with cornflour, but that seems to miss the point of an energy efficient one pot meal. Can any one offer any ideas and/or recipes that don't have this problem?

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Arduino IDE wont load to Mega 2560 it gets half way through the compile and upload, then says com X is already in use? Answered

I am running win 7 and it doesn't matter what the baud rate it set at for the port. There are no other programs running to lock up the port and only usb plugged in is the 2560 and the keyboard. Someone please tell me the secret. Thank you in advance! Oh and it doesnt matter what version IDE I use either..... Dave

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dose metal explode when you put it in the micro wave? Answered

I want to temper my home made steel knife in the micro wave as my oven is currently out of action. Will the metal just heat up or will it explode??? Will it heat up to fast and cause to much pressure on the steel resulting in a crack or a warped knife??? Should i heat up the knife with a blow torch first???  Are there any good ways of doing this??? Please help me!!! :2(

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I've built a few disposable camera strobes, and want to use them in solar garden lights, instead of LEDs. Answered

 My problem is getting them to switch ON after dark.  The strobes draw about a half an amp, when the first start to charge.  A single AA rechargeable battery should last a few hours, but no idea on how do the switching with only 1.2 volts.  Any help or suggestions?  Was hoping to get a half dozen put together before Halloween, sort of a lightning-effect.?

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Silver recovery from photographic fixer solution at home level.

I wa trying to recover silver from photographic fixer solution using home made electrolysis unit having 12v and 3 ampere DC source, small graphite, and stainless steel dinning plate, plastic container of 25 L size.  But, after 6 hours, i was unable to get  the expected more than 60gm silver. in fact i get nothing at all. Why it went wrong? what is wrong with the anode, cathode, power voltage and amperage, volume of fixer used, NaOH added---? With regards!!!

Question by dese  


What is the highest legal power for an FM radio wave generator in the United States? Answered

I am building a project that transmits FM radio waves about a mile with frequencies capable of being picked up by a normal FM radio. I know that those little iTrip connectors for the iPod can legally generate FM signals capable of being picked up by a car's radio antenna, but a mile of transmission seems a bit excessive to me. Would such a device be illegal? Does anyone have any links where I can find such information? Thank you.

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I want to set up a hydroponics system but don't want to buy commercial nutrient or medium. Answered

Can i just flood the soil the plant is growing in for a temporary portion of the day? I don't have a problem with the pump, just buying the nutrient / medium. Can i just use soil and wet it down really well once a day and then drain it (out the bottom)? Would floating soil in the water being circulated through the system work? I could empty water / put more soil in on a regular basis.

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