Is there a pin or safety pin shaped like this? Answered

I need  small pins shaped like this - a safety pin like thing maybe 3/8 to 1/2 inch diameter.  Do they exist?

Question by mole1   |  last reply


Viking cloak-pin

Interesting - I just put up my instructable on making Viking cloak-pins, and now I see there's an SCA group. Ellie Lutemaker

Topic by Dr.Ellen   |  last reply


Frictionless firing pin lock

This is something I came across whilst working on my RBG just now. A blockade that stops a firing pin from leaving a potential gun which is nearly frictionless. The grey rod would be the firing pin. The gear placed close to the barrel ( grey connectors ) stops the pin from leaving the barrel, but it can still move freely very smoothly. Just thought I would share it with you guys. To think this came up by accident ;)

Topic by Dutchj   |  last reply


Tattoo yourself with a pin and pigmented acrylic ink? Answered

I am wondering if you can tattoo yourself with a sterilized sewing pin and pigmented acrylic dip pen ink. Is the ink ok for tattoos? How for does the needle need to go?

Question by josh1324   |  last reply


What is this type of fastening called and what does it fasten to? Answered

This belonged to my grandmother (the clasp looks post 1930). I assume there would have been some kind of hinged cover over the watch face  (a hinge and catch  are circled). I don't know what the double fanged clip like  thing on the back is called or what it is for.  The double 'fangs' look somewhat like an upholstery pin.  Given that the front is a watch, and one needs to see a watch for it to be useful.... what would this be stuck into or clipped onto?   Anyone familiar with this style? 

Question by mole1   |  last reply


Why do cloths pins have a small hole and a big hole? Answered

As you can see on the image, there are two holes on cloths pins. Why ?

Question by Quest for Questions   |  last reply


Difference between a 14 and 15 pin VGA monitor connection. Answered

My monitor is a 14 pin VGA connection.  I'm working on splitting it and going into another room to my TV. Do the 15 pin VGA connections work on a 14 pin? Thank you.

Question by onrust   |  last reply


Vintage Super Mario and Friends Pin Set Original Sealed in Plastic -- Looking for Appraisal

My grandfather was a buyer for KMart in the electronics department, and got a lot of Nintendo memorabilia. I have 3 sets of these pins, 2 are unopened and 1 has been removed from the plastic, but still has all of the pins in excellent condition. I am looking for an appraisal for them, and maybe some selling tips.  Images of the pins can be found here. And here. Thanks!

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can you pin your tutorials on pinterest? If so how do you do it?

Is it possible to pin your step by step tutorials on Pinterest?  If so how do you do it?

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How put hair into a bun without pins, ponytail holders, hair spray, etc.?

I once knew a Korean girl who loved to put my long hair into a bun. She didn't use anything to help, she just twisted it and it stayed really well. I would pay for a tutorial on that!?

Question by Darcy777   |  last reply


Posting to pintrest?

I was looking for an easy way to pin my instruct able to my pintrest account.  When I try to pin it, the only photos that come up are the ones for the add on my instructable.  Any ideas of how to get around this?  It would be great to not have to write it up separately. Thanks!

Question by mybell125   |  last reply


How do you replace a Swatch watchband? Answered

Swatch watches use a different system I THINK to typical watches. I can see the end of each pin in a hole in the watch body. Can I just find something small enough to fit in that hole an push to compress the spring inside the pin?

Question by trialex   |  last reply


Jigzaw puzzle with my scrollsaw, gaps are too thick?

Hello, i am very new at this, I just got yesterday a scrollsaw, and as i knew it was comming my way, I have been looking at tutorials and the like, but now that i made my first 4 simple 5 pices jigsaz puzzles, they seem loose, once i put them together and make them stan, for example a dog, they are loose, and the pices do nto stay together nicelly, i used 3 different saws, an 18.5 very thin cuts with pin, a general purpuse 15TPI with pin and a numer 5 skip tooth without pin. Sorry about the language it is not my main. Thank you for all the help ;D

Question by blonduckD   |  last reply


need a cloak instructable

So I was cruising (or surfing) Instructables, and I stumbled upon this instructable Making a Viking Cloak-pin.It is a great Instructable, so I searched to find a Instructable on how to make a cloak to go with my newly made cloak pin. but I didn't find one.I guess my main point is, can someone please make an Instructable on making a cloak?preferably not a star wars cloak. -motorsk8er

Topic by rocksalt2342   |  last reply


Hack a brick?

I use it to prop books on my window seal and hold pins n junk. help me hack this better

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how can i bend a fork like this? Answered

Http://pinterest.com/pin/67835538110151033/ my mom wants a bracelet like this any ideas on how to make it?

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Leather forming/embossing

Hi all, Curious how this necklace has been achieved. The description said the links are leather. The designer also does a lot of embossing with leather but this one is puzzling me... http://www.pinterest.com/pin/250794272973076159/

Topic by jarris   |  last reply


Lilypad RGB led pwm help

Hi everyone, I have started working with my new Lilypad Arduino and some RGB leds.  I have been loading code and testing 4 RGB leds (common anode) which I have set up in parallel across pins 11, 10, and 9.  While powering the lilypad by usb the leds cycle through all colours (which is what I programmed it to do).  Unfortunately, I have a problem when powering the lilypad by  this power supply. When powered by the power supply the only colour that lights up is red (pin 11).  Can anyone suggest anything? 

Topic by Br3ntg33k 


Electroplating gold

I was wondering if anyone knows if the same principles involved in nf119's instructable are applicable to attempting to electroplate something with gold.Also, would the pins of an old CPU (in this case, an old Athlon Thunderbird 1ghz) be made of pure gold that can be used to electroplate?Thanks!

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Hello I made bottons with disney characters and more also ribbons for crafts and more Did you now where I can sell them?

Pins, hairbow ribbon, plastic headband, bracelets, neckless, rings, all mexiacn crafts and more

Question by Mexicocity   |  last reply


continuous to step rotation in legos?

I have a thing that rotates in lego, it has one revolution per 5 minutes. I want it to be connected to something else so that the other thing has one rotation per hour. But it has to rotate in steps, so after every five minutes it has to rotate 1/12 revolution at one time. Can anybody think of a good mechanism? It won't work to make only one pin on the five minute ring so it only ticks the other gear one pin per rotation, that would go too slow because with one revolution per five minutes the transition would take too long. It has to be a short moment. thanks

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DR. WHO Composter

I ran across this image of a 'Dalek' flower pot and noted that it's shape resembled a yard waste composter.  Arthritis now keeps me from many of my crafting hobbies.  So, I was wondering if anyone would like to take crack at it.  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/571535008935102257/

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How Do I Make / Where do I find vintage enamel/metal flower jewelry

I love re-using vintage metal/enamel flower earrings or pins in my own jewelry creations and I scoop them up at thrift stores and on ebay whenever I find a good deal. Lately I've discovered a few other inspiring artists (pictured) who use A LOT of vintage flower pins/earrings in their pieces and it's made me wonder if they are actually scavenging like I am or they are making their own somehow. Is it possible to make your own "vintage style" enamel looking flower pieces? If so how? If not, is there a better/cheaper alternative to finding them besides on ebay?

Question by lindseymc   |  last reply


Once I had a Korean woman put my hair in a bun. She just twisted it and somehow it stayed in place.

Once I had a Korean woman put my hair in a bun. She did not use any pins, bands or anything. She just twisted it and tucked it and somehow it stayed in place. Anyone know how to do that?

Question by Darcy777 


where the wild things are party games

I'm throwing a where the wild things are themed party for a bunch of 7 - 12 year olds. what sort of games would you suggest? We have pin the tail on the monster, pass the parcel and limbo. Apple bobbing and things that make a mess on carpet are out due to the location. help! i can't think of any more.

Topic by wocket   |  last reply


Early Halloween Costume Question (Button Costume- What should I call myself?)

I know it's early, but today my friend and I were talking about what we wanted to be for Halloween. Since I bought a very expensive costume last year, I wanted to make a costume this year using what I have. I collect buttons, so I had the idea that I could pin them all over a shirt and a pair of pants. My friend suggested that I use specific types of pins in a theme (ex: political buttons for a political activist, video game and science buttons for a geek/nerd). But, I want to use all of my various types of buttons on one costume. I want my Yankees buttons, Evanescence buttons, political spoof buttons, abstract art buttons, and UAA stop codon buttons all at the same time! What can I say that I am dressed up as (beside a button collector)?

Question by cherub6694   |  last reply


k-line arduino project, speed and brake light

Hello. I have a simple task to achieve, I guess, but I'm stuck. I'm using the setup from the attached image. All I need to do is to read the Speed of the vehicle using data from the obd2 k-line pin, and then to send a command to blink the brake lights when a certain decrease in speed is detected (e.g. more than 2km/h/s). I can not initialize the k-line and I am not able to red anything on the serial monitor on arduino :(. After I manage to read the raw data I am planing to figure out what's the code for turning on the brake lights by just simply pressing the brake pedal. The vehicle is an 2004 BMW E60, but I guess this is not an issue. Question... Are the TX/RX pins connected as it shod on the arduino board? Thank you. Ant help would be appreciated. I need this for a school project and a have a deadline :(((

Topic by CatalinP8 


Does Frontline for dogs work?

My husband just got 2 Mini Pins about 2 months ago. A couple of weeks later they have fleas. We have given the flea bathes and have bombed our house 4 times already and nothing is working. So I was wondering about how well frontline works and how long it takes to kill the fleas in your house. I need all the help I can get. Thank you

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Arduino - Mega or Duemlianove?

I have been thinking about getting an arduino from Adafruit Industries. They carry two - The arduino duemlianove with the Atmega328 and the more powerful Mega with atmega1280 chip. I am having difficulty choosing between the two microcontrollers. My main focus will be on larger projects like the Garduino(www.instructables.com/id/Garduino_Gardening_Arduino/) but again also on smaller robotics projects like advanced balancing robots(multiple accelerometers and sonar sensors)or even arduino smart drones(aircraft).Some of the factors in my descision will depend on: Price Weight Dimensions Power requirements Flash ROM Output pins Protoshield/other shield capabilities PWM control XBee wireless support Integration with logic systems Support for multiple(3) LCD screens/Dot Matrix displays Multiple Servo support Sound/Media support Please help me choosing this microcontroller.I will only buy once in maybe 4-5 years so I want it to be good buy. Also tell me which shields should I buy for my requirements: either the sound shield or the servo shield.I think I will buy the servo shield because it will give me greater control over my robotcs projects Kabir 

Question by mhkabir   |  last reply


What should I do to the bare light bulbs in the basement to make them pretty?

Its a very low ceiling. I have some translucent colored vellum (8.5x11). There are several bare lights. My housemates and I want to make a living area down there, there are some couches and a carpet. The walls are stone/concrete (unfinished). General decorating tips are also welcome. I was thinking about star shaped covers, or pin prick art, or something.

Question by wearingpink   |  last reply


how do you make a floppy beret? Answered

My friend has this floppy beret, ya no, the type that you have to use bobby pins to keep on your hair? the ones that only stay on half of ur head? i know how to knit and i have cloth and stuff, so does anyone know how to make one? ill take any ideas or know-hows, i just wanna make one. even if i have to buy stuff! but if u no anywhere i can buy a cheap beret, tell me that too.

Question by platinum15   |  last reply


Maker Faire 2009: Getta Grip Sewing Clips

Sarah was particularly excited to run into Getta Grip Sewing Clips in the Craft area. Paul (right, holding clips) designed them for use with leather, but they're apparently great for any fabric you want to avoid pinning. As an extra bonus, they're designed to pop off nicely at the presser foot instead of sneaking under and breaking needles. When the first shipment comes in, we'll nab some of the clips to test and report back.In the meantime, here's the demo video:

Topic by canida   |  last reply


A Year With Craftershock

Craftershock.com is celebrating their one year anniversary!To commemorate, they've compiled a list of their 10 top most popular posts, some of which you've seen right here on instructables! I'm in love with numbers 9 and 1, paper flower table settings and cuteness-overload: cameras inside of cameras! Plus did you see that cactus pin cushion? A-dorable.Sadly, a lot of what you'll see on craftershock isn't available in tutorial format. But the creators have been gracious enough to post at least one instructable! Check out Loco for Gocco, which made number 4 on their favorites list, and encourage them to post more!

Topic by scoochmaroo   |  last reply


Help with T5 Fluorescent Light

I'm adding a 9" T5 UV light to a small project I'm making. I found a cheap G6T5 Bulb and a Ballast but when I went to purchase the Sockets for it, I ran into a problem. The Bi-pin T5 sockets come in Shunted & Non Shunted and I have no idea which one I need. What is the difference and how would I tell which one to buy to finish my light? Once I have all this I'll have to figure out how to wire the thing. But first I need to know which sockets I need to buy. THANKS!!

Topic by mrreno   |  last reply


giphoscope

I'm about to attempt to make one of these http://www.giphoscope.com/#!giphoscope/c1t44 . basically a hand cranked gif. i'm 3d printing most of it (because why not?). i'm fairly certain i've figured most of it out. the only thing i'm lacking is the actual GIF part. in my brain, for this to work, it seems to that the images of the gif in question would have to be somewhat modified to get the frames correctly on the thing.  my assumption is that since they're folding the image across a bar/pin then the bottom half of each card would actually need to be the bottom half of the next frame? this is exceptionally close to breaking my brain. if anyone can take a look at the images/gifs of thier thing in action and let me know what you think

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What is a good material for engraving? Answered

Hi creative people! I want to engrave a delicate pattern into a flat piece of material. The material needs to be sturdy and it needs to be acetone resistant. I tried using plaster of paris, but it's not sturdy enough. I can either engrave the material by hand, or with a Dremel. After the piece is engraved, I plan on pressing acetone liquefied ABS plastic with a rolling pin into it. That's why it needs to be unaffected by acetone, and also why it needs to withstand some pressure. Once the ABS had time to harden I want to pull it out of the engraved "mold". Thanks for any ideas!

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what I can do to recreate the Star Trek Yoyager (DS9) uniform any ideas?

I just bought the Star Trek Yoyager badge from Think Geek (so I can use it for my DS9 cosplay for Free Comic Book Day) I've thought getting a long sleeved red polo and dye that to be the look of Voyager/DS9 and use my badge and put that on to complete the look with my own hand crafted Captain rank pin,and I was thinking to make the collar on the polo grey and I just get a grey shirt to blend it in. Any ideas I could make this uniform I would love to make for cosplay, I could find the uniform itself premade but I'll love to make it my own with little or no money.

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What do I do with a random pile of stuff? Answered

I have this pile of random stuff i just collected but have no idea what to do with it. Here's what I have: bubblewrap, jeans,  plaid shorts, cardboard, newspaper, coins, key, embellishments from a pair of pants, bobby pins, ribbon, stickers, small tin, Q-tips, rubber duck, silly bands, plain CDs, embroidery floss, beads,  foam clown nose, paint, paintbrush, glue, tape, markers, milk jug, soda can, sweater, hemp cord, construction paper, some seashells, eletrical tape, leather cord ,a 4 foot tall plastic tube,  and tootsie rolls.That is the longest sentence i ever wrote. If you have an idea of what  to do with any of this write a comment.

Question by eternalwind   |  last reply


pixel wall build out of multiple monitors without a computer

I am working on a projekt to make a pixel monitor wall without a computer. i hoped that i can just give a small signal to each of the RGB oprts of the VGA-plug from the monitor to control a solid color on a monitor. i am getting crazy by "circuitbend" each of the pins on the vga plug. can anybody help me what would be the key-move to get a first result in bringing up the monitor jsut show a red(or green or blue) display? i would be so thankful if anybody had tips on building that. i wanted to use multiple monitors (up to 4 x 4 = 16) to make such a pixel wall and just wanted to connectit to small microcontroller. please help me thnaks

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Daft Punk Table Replica driver board reverse reconstruction.

I'm in love with the daft punk table: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Daft-Punk-Table-Replica/?ALLSTEPSI'm actually making a wall hanging rather than a table because theres no room in my studio for another table.The author of that instructable didn't include the microcontroller program or a circuit for the driver board. From the description (and looking at another site) we can tell that it uses a a couple I2C port expanders connected to a transistor array. I have both the PFC port expander and the ULN2803A in my parts box, but I think it can be made cheaper, faster, and expandable.I want to ditch the I2C bus. Why? 1. Its slow (100 or 400 khz), not that more is needed, but what about bigger boards?2. Its bit intensive: each chip update requires a)start signal, b) address byte, c)port setting byte, d)stop signal. That's more than 8 bytes of bits per table update.3. Its expensive: the i2c bus needs 2 pullup resistors, and you have to route Vcc to them on the PCB. I2C peripherals are a bit pricey ($1+ for the PFC i2c port expander). You need a UC with hardware I2C, or write a I2C software routine, etc. 4. Its not expandable beyond the assigned number of I2C addresses. The PFC chips have a limited number of address selections (determined by the state of 3 pins). If all addresses have been used then a second I2C bus would have to be added.These goals can all be accomplished with a handy chip I learned about in lady ada's bike POV instructable, the 74HC(T)595. The 595 is a serial to parallel port expander with 8 output bits. The interface is a simple 3 line affair with serial data/clock lines and a latch that puts the data on the pins. Now the cool part: several can be connected end-to-end so that you can create a chain with hundreds of extra outputs. Bits can be clocked in at up to 20Mhz, so large or multiplexed grids are possible.Why its good:1. Its fast, up to 20 Mhz2. Simple interface - clock in only the bits needed then set the latch. 26 bits, <4 bytes per refresh.3. Its cheap: 0.33 per chip, easy 3 wire interface can be operated with microcontroller, PC parallel port, or even buttons.4. Massively expansion potential, multiple chips can be chained for a disgusting number of outputs.The circuit is pretty basic. It only includes those things needed for the graphics card : I/O expanders, transistor array, connection headers. Power supply and control unit are separate components. The 595 has a 'blank' pin, it seems to reset all the chips to a known state when pulled low. I wanted to make it available for a 'more complete' design, but I also included a jumper so that it can be manually disabled for use in simpler implementations.The 3d is just for fun: the PCB is mostly unrouted.Any comments or suggestions? Has anyone used the 595 before? I've ordered a few to play with, but have not yet used them.

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Basket / Bowl making help

Hya. I want to make my own bread proofing basket (Brotform or Banneton). I've had a look on google but can't find any instructions or guides. I wonder does anyone have experience of basket making that could help? It would you start with a wooden mould. You then take softened reeds or canes and create the basket in what looks like one long coil. The ridges leave marks in the finished bread. I need to know what materials to use (I'm thinking probably peeled rattan) and where to get it in the UK, ideally Manchester. I've been googling away but only seem to find cane furniture sites. I don't think any adhesive is used, I think you just pin the cane into place every few inches. Here's an image of the type of thing I'm after: http://www.breadexperience.com/proofing-basket.html Thanks.

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Can I use an old computer as a security monitor? Answered

I am building a security system and I have an old Dell running windows 98 and with an Intel Pentium 3 processor and I was wondering if there was any way to configure it to send emails, text messages, etc. when the security system was tripped? The system will have an output port for each sector that will go high when there is an alarm in that sector. I was wondering if there was any way of writing some king of program to have the security system connected to the computer in such a way that each output on the security system would be connected to an input on the computer and when a specififc sector was tripped, it the computer would register that pin, and send a corresponding message for the sector? ( for example: the living room security output is connected to input one on the computer, the kitchen, input two, etc. when there is an alarm in the living room, input one goes high (or low, that could also be used) and the computer registers that input one has changed and sends a living room alarm message)? Thanks!

Question by mad magoo   |  last reply


Show, Tell And Brag

Okay, i know that an acronym of the title of this forum would be STAB (sort of appropriate, really. Heh.) but seriously:What's everyone been up to?I think i'll start this off by posting a pic of my 2 newest knivesWerl, actually, the integral one's been finished for ages, but i only got around to finishing it off lately, but the triangular-ish bladed one's been made in only 2 days (usually i take a break of a few weeks before finishing, so that's out of the ordinary for me)The handle slabs are an unidentified hardwood (padauk, i think), the bolsters are mild steel, with mild steel pins, blued with bluing solution, and the blade's 440-CIf anyone wants me to, i'll put up an instructable on how to make one like this, and on how to make a kitchen paring knife.Post your pics here, tho make them pics of FINISHED jobs, please.That way, i'll have to post far fewer. Just finished this...2 weeks ago, hence the rust.Nice persian-y slicer.

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breach loading sniper rifle

Welcome to this fourm, this fourm is about a breach loaders, if you have made any feel free to post (this dose not mean mag gun for the whole point is to help 1 shots/ sniper rifles get a easy load that is acurate fast im gessing at one point in time almost everyone made a 1 shot. But 1 shots have not evolved much, its all almost the same, pull fireing pin back and "muzzle load" it (with some exeptions of folding and back loading it)but wile loading the thing sometimes it fires, so it would hit your hand or your face (and my spring powered rifles have done so) , the solution? simple somehow get the thing to load without ever geing you to look at the barrel, sniper rifles usaly have it hard for they have long barrels (not including mepains) and take a long time to muzzle load the bullet. a faster way would be to breach load itso on this fourm posably post pictures of ideas you have of breach loading and if it somehow makes it more acurate. but just no old mag guns for the idea is to help make a fast and easy way to load. example this sniper rifle i made heres a video

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Troubles making a BEAM bot (Miller engine)

Hey everybody! I'm just getting involved with the wonderful BEAM bots. The problem is that here in Germany I don't get some of the transistors and I have to find alternatives. Instead of the 2N3904 I use the BC546, for the 2N3906 I use the BC556 and for the MN1381 I use the TC-54. I'm attaching the datasheets - did I get it right that I only have to "turn the BC556 around" so the pins fit? However, I don't get the Miller engine working! As a solar cell I use a Panasonic BP-376634 (3,4V - 30mA) http://shop.aaaa-electronic.de/epages/15164820.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/15164820/Products/50007-002 As capacitors I used different ones. The motor is a tiny cell-phone vibrating motor - I guess one of the tiniest. As a resistor I'm using a 2.2K. All in all I tried to follow these diagrams: http://www.solarbotics.net/library/circuits/se_t1_1381.html I also uploaded some photos - maybe you can make out mistakes I made... Hoping for your help! Sebastian

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Homemade Yugioh duel disk

Today I was bored and made a homemade yu-gi-oh duel disk out of cardboard and some other junk. So first I drew my design and cut out the base part, which held the cards. Of course, I had to measure and trace the cards to make a design that would hold the card in both atk and def position. Then, the hardest part for the base, I designed the spell and trap card zone. Then, by simply cutting out a piece of cardboard and getting one of those pins that fold at the back, I made the field zone. The hardest part of it all was making the deck/graveyard/life-points/arm connector part. The lifepoints area was made by gluing a small calculator onto the d/g/l/a(dgla). The dgla was made of 5 different layers of cardboard so as to make enough room for the graveyard. Next, I got my deck box and cut off part of it and glued it onto the side of the dgla. It worked perfectly for a deck holder with a few miner adjustments to hold the deck in place. Then, with an exacto knife, I cut out the area for the graveyard and added a small slip that pulled up and out to hold the graveyard cards in place. Finally, I cut out a piece of stretchy cloth just smaller than my wrist and glued it on. NOW, WHEN I POST INSTRUCTIONS, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN GENUINE PIECE OF CRAP! lol. Pictures coming soon.

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