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  • An LED You Can Blow Out Like a Candle!

    Glad to hear that, and thanks for the clarification. Replacing the copyright line in your code with the one-liner "This software released under the MIT License" would help users like me understand your intention better. Also, you mention referring to the version that's on Github, but I'm not seeing any link pointing there in your Instructable above—perhaps an unintentional omission?

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  • An LED You Can Blow Out Like a Candle!

    It's odd (in my view) to freely share the plans, schematic, and explanation for a cool project on the one hand, and then claim copyright protection for the software that drives it. The question at hand is not whether it's *hard* to write code that computes an average of an analog read operation and drives a digital output—it's not. Obviously it's within the author's rights to claim any and all of his work as proprietary, but it's weird to mix free sharing and copyright claiming, I think.

    Absolutely fantastic. Creative and interesting and (to my eyes) novel.My one critique: why copyright the Arduino code instead of open-sourcing it?

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  • Aragoscope: Scrap Hard Disc As a Prototype Space Telescope

    What a fascinating and counterintuitive phenomenon. Thanks for elucidating it and showing us your experiments around it!

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  • BobbyZ1 commented on 陳亮's instructable Circuit Visualization1 year ago
    Circuit Visualization

    Really beautiful. I love that it reduces the circuit to its elements and shows them proudly. Reminds me of the spirit of the Pompidou!

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  • How To Build a Natural Dry Stacked Free Standing or Retaining Wall

    I *love* the tone of your writing and the spirit of fearless doing you've shared here. This is wonderful. (And the wall's great too.)

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  • BobbyZ1 commented on Joshbuilds's instructable How to Make a Mini Water Pump2 years ago
    How to Make a Mini Water Pump

    Great project! I have a big ask, though: pleeeeease change your photography setup so that the interesting (unknown parts) of the procedure are more readily visible. At the moment your pictures are from so far away, and a bit underexposed (likely because the camera was exposing for the white paper background), that it's very hard to tell what's going on. Ideally the objects of interest should occupy most of the framed image, rather than the approximately 10% of width and height they do now in your Step 5 images, for instance.

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  • BobbyZ1 commented on iot_lab's instructable Gassistant2 years ago
    Gassistant

    Wonderful idea and obviously really useful for your purposes. Nicely done!I don't think you need three strain gauges. Anybody please correct me if I'm mistaken, but if the gauges are arranged as an equilateral triangle won't the load be evenly split? I'd build two supports and one gauge, all carefully leveled. Multiply the reading of the one gauge by 3 to get the total weight of the container, right?

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  • Homemade Notebook From 100% Upcycled Materials

    Nice project! The part that worries me is punching holes in the notebook by turning the Juki wheel manually. You might be really damaging the machine in that way—I don't think it wants to punch through ~50 sheets of paper!To others who want to do this but who don't have access to an industrial sewing machine: you can use a nail and hammer to make the holes, and then use a threaded needle to do the binding. I'd advise holding the book in a vise or other heavy clamp during this process, since the pages will tend to smear apart and misalign otherwise.

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