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The feeling of waves? Answered

How do you scientifically explain the feeling of still being in the waves at the ocean or the wave pool after you've left the big blue?

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Leatherman Wave

How long is the leatherman wave closed? Is it 8 inches (that's what the ruler is), or 4 inches? Thanks because this will decide whether I buy or not.

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mechanical wave

I'm trying to build a tail of a fake animal, and the tail is kinda long (total length of about 3 feet), I have a 10 pound pull solenoid and I want the tail to kind of do a wave thing, like if you were do a wave with your arms ( not in a group, all by yourself where you hold your hands together, you know what I'm talking about). I know how to do the electronic part of it by sending pulses to the solenoid, but How would I convert that into a believable tail?

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Gravitational Waves? Answered

While I was watching a show on the Science Channel about Black holes, it mentioned that black holes send out spiraling waves of gravity. If we were hit with said wave, ( on the occasion we survive a black hole) that had traveled from a far distance, would everything become much heaver and everyone would fall over? Would we lose our moon? What would/could happen?

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Instruct a wave.

Instructables can be much better. Powered by google wave. after i get my server set up with google wave i will try to help instructables by building extentions to help the whole thing work. Installing instructable found @ https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Google-Wave-to-your-server/ first instructables would need to install the wave extention to openfire and send me an email at james@jamesm.com.au when thats done for me to start working, making extentions. Installing instructable found @ https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-Google-Wave-to-your-server/ robots made: Rossy, translater, spelly, spell checker, bloggy, alows waves to be on https://blog.instructables.com/ blog? please can still use wave, robots i will make: Sally, alows people to sell there projects using paypal, not made yet, hard, instructables robot, will be a hidden group that would include the robots above, hardest extentions i will make: JW, uploads video(mp4, flv, avi, ect), music(mp3, avi, wav, ect), images(jpeg, jpg, gif, ect), not yet, easy, swf view, alow swf files to be shown on instructables, not yet, easy Questions... will this disable instructables for a little lime? NO, to annoying. will we need to resumbit our instructables? NO that would take forever, robots job. what would instructables like this for? NO SLOW FLASH, faster to load, interactivity, save space Facts. Addsence will be getting instructables more $$ by more users. members can make group projects. members in an area can organize an event. eg maker-fair (please come to australia) members can add any files into waves. (some files may need a new extention just made for them) I will be updating this alot when I think of more so come back soon. Extentions found: Canvas -- bad when i saw this -- vectoreditor -- this has a little prob with text. like/dislike, html_gadget. Extentions i'm working on: JW player uploads and plays videos. (still needing some more development) Bot_protecter. simple editable div can not be recorded by bots eg. email addresses. (NOSPAM WAHOO) i will add all the xml files to a wave for me to create installers and add them stright into the instructable robot i am also working on. How will the gadgets be called without the xml file to add manualy? ok so if i can i will alow the instructable robot to change [canvas] [video] [like] [html] into the gadgets. the video first ask for a file and then embed that video with the jw player and lisenced if donations go towards that later in this project. and for the bot_protecter it will just pick up email address and add them into the safe gadget i made or get called by [safe]. theese can be shown as plain text by {canvas} that will show as [canvas]. if you want to see what some gadgets are goto http://jamesm.com.au/blog/ just remember that you neeed an account untill they alow guests to look at waves it is a smart way to embed the waves that i will make better when i can and this is not installedd on my server because i need to update the java. cheers and happy waven.

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How to square wave ---> triangle wave?

Currently I have developed a flyback driver that is a semi-cross between a classic ZVS circuit and a 555 type driver, mainly just using a few comparators (one to create a triangle wave and 2 others to respond to the upper and lower peaks and drive MOSFETs. This allows me to create a modified sine wave with adjustable duty cycle.) This topology is even more powerful than the ZVS driver at 12V, as I got some INSANELY thick arcs!! However the MOSFETs get a little too warm, and I was forced to use sil pads to galvanically isolate the drain from the CPU heatsink. They seem to have really poor thermal characteristics as the heatsink stays cold while the transistors get uncomfortably hot within seconds!! To make this thing operate at the resonant frequency of the flyback, I think I will a feedback coil that would get "squared up" using a resistor and zener diode. I need to convert that signal into a triangle / sawtooth wave of fixed amplitude. A simple RC type circuit is not too suitable because as the frequency goes up or down, the amplitude of the voltage across the capacitor changes proportionally.What circuit will allow me to convert a square wave directly to a triangle wave of fixed amplitude????

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Is electromagnetic wave can travel with ultrasonic wave? Answered

Is electromagnetic wave can travel with ultrasonic wave.If yes,then how far an ultrasonic wave will travel in air medium.

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Leatherman: Surge or Wave?

Ok, so I want to buy a Leatherman. I have narrowed the choice down to the Surge or the Wave. The Surge has more tools, but you cannot have the file and the wood saw at the same time. The Wave has both. I am swaying towards the Wave at this moment, do any of you have Leathermans and would recommend a certain one?

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possibility of Wave Change?

This theory states (my own be exact) that a certain wavelength can become an amorphous solid using a certain gas, a friend of mine agreed with me. What is your opinion on this matter?

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Square wave inverter?

I am building an inverter that will use a square wave pulse to drive MOSFET's at 50-60Hz. I have read and heard a lot of stuff that running square wave into a transformer is not a good idea, what I want to know how bad is it? Also will adding capacitors as seen in my image be able to smooth the square wave a bit to help the problem? If so what capacitance should I use? (About 200A input) (The 12V square wave is coming from paralleled MOSFET's)

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Will the Waves ever Die?

Think about it, the age is the Digital Dawn of the day, anologue Television is already being planned to me completely removed from the air waves in 2009 to make way for the "supposedly" DIGITAL SUPURIOUR HD crap. I don't watch that much TV to begin with so it doesn't bother me. But what about FM radio, is that ever going to die? Chances are probably not for a few years, seeing how the AM spectrum is still kicking around. How long can our traditional ways last? I'd be fairly sad to see FM leave the game. Really, we've had radio since the dawn of the technical age, from the 40's through the 80's (remember the days?). I just wanna see what anyone else has to say.

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How to build a jammer

Hi All, I'm a new member living in the UK and don't know anything about eletronics.I am looking for some help on how to block my neighbours radio signal-He is a radio ham  and everytime he is transmitting i get the whole conversation through my  radio, hifi and stand alone TV's and anything that has a speaker attached to it-sometimes get lines through my TV. Hope you can help Best regards Tony Mac

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turn a square wave froma 555 into a sine wave? Answered

I would like to know how to smooth out a square wave to turn it either into a sine wave or at least a triangle wave. Or if it's not possible i would like to know how to make a sine wave generator to use as a lfo thing for a home made synth. Thanks, Josh1324 PS. It has to be analog, im not getting into microcontrollers or anything digital.

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Uhf and Vhf Radio Waves

Hi i have a problem i need  device for sending(transmitting and receiving) radio waves with data(binary code or hex code) and receive it. what material i need?and how to send data with this board.could i use raspberry pi? i need to boost this signal for 100 km and more .

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Can we use Electromagnetic waves to produce current. Like a cellphone starts charging when it recieves a call?

Its just an idea that struck me when i my cell phone's battery was dead due to a power cut. Can it be made possible. KINDLY DON"T PASS FUNNY REMARKS.

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Potentially revolutionary idea concerning remote power?

I learned in physics some time back that directing radio waves towards a metal object will induce an alternating current. My question is: Could you power something with an external but unconnected power source? I'm thinking something like a guitar with no lead that still manages to send back sound data to the amp. NB If this idea already exists, please tell me.

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radio waves for a long range

How to create something for transmitting and receiving radio waves with data(binary code or hex code) for a long range and work with pc? or what material(device) i need for doing it. if have a idea write it. thanks in advance

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Square wave DC transformer Answered

If I was to feed a dc square wave into a transformer would I get a dc square wave as an output?

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Google Wave Invite Trades

Ok, you can trade whatever you guys want for wave invites (no money). Rules: 1. No posting emails below, only do it in PM's 2. No trading money/people/animals, only patches or other stuff that you come up with 3. No spamming. I hate the food and hate when people do it. 4. If you dont have an invite, dont say that you have one. That is called lying. I have 8 active invites so if you want one comment below. I will start this off

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Variable wave laser devices? Answered

Are there any lasers available to the general public capable of changing wavelength? If so, where can I get one? Is there an easy way to make one?

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Half-Wave Rectifier Question?

Hello Everyone, Well, I built a half-wave rectifier using a diode and a resistor, but it doesn't seem to be working as I want. I'm thinking of adding a capacitor to help smooth out the wave, but my whole purpose was to produce a pulse of energy at 60Hz. Basically, to just chop off the lower half of the sine wave. For my diode I used a 1N5406 rated at 600V and 3 amps. The resistors are rated at 20 watts and the whole thing just plugs into the electric outlet. It seems to work ok, but when I take this rectified output and put it into a transformer to step it up to around 1000V thats when I have a problem. After its stepped up its supposed to charge a small capacitor from which the electricity (when built up) will jump across a small spark gap. The spark gap is adjusted correctly, but he capacitor doesn't seem to like to charge on this wave. Its rated 2KV so voltage isn't the problem. The problem is that it will fire once, but not repeat the cycle.  (The transformer shouldn't be the problem because I'm pulsing the dc) Any Ideas? Thanks

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Power Sine Wave Circuit

Hi I am trying to build an economical circuit to power an AC electromagnet. The energy source has to be a battery, preferably less than 24v. The power draw of the electromagnet will be about 500W (the application requires a high-power alternating magnetic flux). I'm thinking of making a sine-wave generator and a simple transistor amplifier with high power transistors. Can anyone suggest circuits for this? My knowledge of electronics is not that great, but I'm quite enthusiastic about this and I believe I can give it a try. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks R

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I need a circuit that can convert sine waves to square waves.

I need a circuit that can convert sine waves to square waves that works with a wide range of frequencies and doesn't change the frequency, for a project i am working on. I also need a circuit that can convert square waves to ramp waves that also works with a wide range of frequencies and doesn't change the frequency. Thank you in advance.

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Hydrofoil Surfing - A New Adrenalin Sport

Listening to Silvio Rivier, the host of Global Village, there was a section on Hydrofoil Surfing. I turned to the television, interested by this large word, to see this guy surfing a foot above the water! It seems that instead of floating along the water like a normal surfboard this board actually would be below the water while you stand on it. A jet ski pulls the surfer up to speed, bringing him up to the top of the water, but that's not it, there's a fin that leads down a foot and a half or so below the board, and attached to the end of that is a special shaped piece of metal called a hydrofoil that collects the water as it comes up from the bottom of the sea and goes over as a wave. The surfer then keeps going upwards, until the "foil" is about 4 inches under the water. Therefore the surfer can balance above the water, with very little resistance & going very fast. It's technically possible that this could be used for surfing not just close to land, but hundreds of miles out, so the person can surf for as long as their legs hold out, because they can surf in rougher water. Does any body think they could build one of these? Balancing on one is supposed to be like using a uni-cycle, & I'm having trouble surfing normally so even if I did build this I probably couldn't ride it. This goes out to Laird Hamilton, the creator of this funky board, & I'm looking forward to an Instructable. Cheers everybody, ~K P.S. The links aren't working so I'll add them as soon as possible. Neither is the video button, sorry about that, I'll have to add a picture instead.

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Acoustic Levitation?

I want to know if anyone knows a way to do this at home. Acoustic levitation is a way to levitate objects in space using sound waves. That site gave a very thorough explanation of how it works, but not how to do it. If someone knows how, I'd love to see an instructable.

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How to send and receive an electrical signal?

I don't know much about radio waves and oscillator circuits , AM/FM and stuff, but I need to send just electrical signals wirelessly, without any information on it, to some other device which activates when it would detect the signals. I would prefer to make the devices myself, if it is possible, without needing to buy anything, like RF oscillators and other stuff.    I was told that whenever electricity passes through a wire, a radio wave is emitted outwards from the wire, and is emitted every time the current flow stops, starts or changes direction,  I was also told that whenever a radio wave crosses a wire, it induces a very small current in it. I don't know if whether the above information was correct or not but I think I can use it in making such a device.

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Full Wave and Half wave rectifier (220 Volts AC to 5Volts DC) ? Answered

Hello, I have to make a Full wave and half wave rectifiers which step down 220 volts~ AC to 5 volts DC.  I am pretty aware of the circuit diagrams , I would appreciate anyone helping me with the exact diodes and transformers i need and where i can get them.  Please do let me know about a SAFE circuitry 

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Why is a modified sine wave harmful to electronics? Answered

I was reading an article in a computer magazine about UPS (Uninterruptible power supplies). It said that UPSs produce a modified sine wave. However it said that using a modified sine wave to operate computers over long periods is harmful. I wonder how a modified sine wave could damage a computer. All it is is just a sine wave that steps instead of a perfect curve. Right? 

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Looking for a Google Wave Invite for a friend?

So, if anyone has a google wave invite, let me know, and I can go about sorting my friend out with it. Thanks!

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How to biuld a sine wave inverter?

I need to build a sine wave inverter but i do not have the schematics.I need an assistance in this project.I can build a square wave inverter but it makes noise in the fan and does not surport my 29 inch television causing it to have frequent low current  problems.I heard that sine wave inverter is more efficient for home appliances.Please can some one help me with a simple diagram to build my own efficient sine wave inverter.Thank you all.

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Measure triangle wave with DC ammeter

If I measure a positive only triangle wave with an analog DC ammeter will it give me a relatively accurate current measurement?

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If an aerial turns EM waves into current...

Can you put current into an aerial and have your own radio generator?

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I have Google Wave invitations...

...and not many friends who know what it is. I have 15 of them, so is there anybody left who wants one that doesn't have one? Just leave a comment with your e-mail address. If you don't want to post your e-mail, post a comment claiming it and then send me a message. I'll update the count as I send them out. 08 invites left.

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any facts on radio waves....asap?

This would b excellent 4 science.

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Powering a device from radio waves?

I was just curious, but I was told someone was arrested fpr powering their house from a tv signal (illegal I know), but I was wondering if there would be any case where it would be legal to utilise my own RF signal as the source of power for some devices, and how is it possible?

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Powering a device from radio waves?

I was just curious, but I was told someone was arrested fpr powering their house from a tv signal (illegal I know), but I was wondering if there would be any case where it would be legal to utilise my own RF signal as the source of power for some devices, and how is it possible?

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Powering a device from radio waves?

I was just curious, but I was told someone was arrested fpr powering their house from a tv signal (illegal I know), but I was wondering if there would be any case where it would be legal to utilise my own RF signal as the source of power for some devices, and how is it possible?

Topic by MoonDemon  


Schematic needed for square wave generator.

I need a schematic and the code for a square wave generator, with the following specs (although it is a bit specific) Repition Rate (external trigger, 20 Hz 200 Hz 2KHz 20 KHz 2 Mhz and 5 MHz) controlled by a rotory switch. a vernier (pot) controlling pulses per second.) a single shot button (N.O. push button) external trigger (BNC Connector) Delay (Rotary Switch)  .1, 1, 10, 100, 1k, and 10k microseconds Vernier (pot) for the delay a sync output (BNC Connector) with a toggle switch for polarity. double or single pulse on the output (toggle switch) polarity selection on the output (toggle switch) gate on off (BNC connector and toggle switch) 10db step (on or off toggle) 50 ohm load on or off (toggle switch) rise and fall time (pot) Any help would be greatly appreciated, as this is a bit specific. I only need a schematic, and everything else i can take care of. Once again, Thanks for the help.

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A day in the life of a new wave costume.

I had to do something for Halloween so I threw this together this morning. I had no idea what I was but my coworkers decided I was new wave. So here's what I did in my costume today. (About half of them are posing. What else was I supposed to do?!) #1 - I started to get ready. #2 - I got bald. #3 - I cleaned the litter box. #4 - I ate some appropriatley colored sherbet. #5 - I did my best Marilyn Monroe impression. #6 - 8 - I posed. #9 - I posed with Ms. Jade Pants. Because it's her birthday! :D #10 - I posed with other people! Left to right - Delores + tatto sleeves + B. Dingle, Death, Me, a demented zombie Nurse, Buckethead. #11 - I did the nightly paperwork while looking very spaced out and then went home.

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Sound wave heart beat detection

I love to graph things. Everything from outside temperature to server room temperature to the number of users on the network to my weight.I just read an article in Make magazine about DIY ECGs, and it got me thinking.. i want to graph more things about my body :)Would a microphone embedded in the bed be able to pick up the heart beats and calculate the BPM? This way I could graph development in resting heart rate over time. The microphone would pick up lots of noise from the person moving around etc.. but that doesn't mather. It only needs to get a few clean heart beats in order to calculate the bpm, right?What hardware and software would be suitable to create something like this?Any ideas?Yeah, of course there are other more traditional ways of measuring heart beat.. but I'm to lazy to do that.. I'd rather spend some time making a fully automagickal system.

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What brings big waves to lake michigan?

Well I'm going to lake Michigan in 3 weeks and their are sometimes huge waves that are 6-7 feet. What brings them in, storms? wind?

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How do I make a Square Wave Generator? Answered

I need to make a square wave generator for a project. Does anyone know how to build a square wave generator that can generate a frequency 100-150KHz? 

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Calculate energy generated by wind or wave energy?

Is there anyone on here that knows how to calculate the energy generated by from wind or waves turbines. I've been trying to find out on the 'net but all i can find is either way too advanced for me or just describing good places to put the turbines. I want to know if I should go for wind or wave energy for greening out my summer house.? I think wave generated energy would suit the place best but i need to confirm that.

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Sound Energy?

I would like to know if there is a way to amplify sound waves.  I would also like to know if the frequency of the wave affects the power produced. 

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Audible frequency amplitude modulation of 20kHz carrier for diffraction demo. Answered

I am attempting to build an audio projector that takes advantage of the low diffraction of high frequency audio waves. Audible range frequencies diffract more than, say 20kHz, so I want to modulate a 20kHz carrier wave by an audible range source, hoping that the carrier wave will be maintained for longer distances (like a beam of sound), and that my ear will ultimately perceive the audible input being delivered on the carrier wave. My question is: Should I be aiming to produce an AM Radio type modulation that has an envelope of the input both above and below, mirrored across the x axis? Or should I try to make it so the final signal has the same shape as the source wave, just filled in with 20kHz carrier? Also, is a square wave carrier sufficient, or will it need to be a sine wave?

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