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Just a nice fellow from Central Florida. I like dirt bikes, flying, and sailing but have Fibromyalgia and cant really do any of them. I still have computers!
  • BuddyMartn commented on rgco's instructable Arduino Waveform Generator8 months ago
  • BuddyMartn commented on rgco's instructable Arduino Waveform Generator8 months ago
    Arduino Waveform Generator

    Ron, No way! I’m so sorry, I feel horrible, worse than horrible! Was it the same ad? I looked again and I’m sure you have a case with PayPal because this describes the o-scope, NOT the case. Listen, I feel so horrible, I’d like to pay you back for the money you spent on my recommendation. Please email me at (all run together and no quotes) buds iPad at (gmail). com and let me know where to PayPal the funds. I don’t see how they could have written that description and sent thrust the cover. I profoundly apologize. Buddy

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  • BuddyMartn commented on rgco's instructable Multichannel Arduino Oscilloscope9 months ago
    Multichannel Arduino Oscilloscope

    Hi, I came over from your frequency generator page when I saw this. Very nice work Sir! I see some of your issues but this is wonderful stuff. Thank you for sharing! Buddy

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  • BuddyMartn commented on rgco's instructable Arduino Waveform Generator9 months ago
    Arduino Waveform Generator

    Ugly? Heck no, that’s the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while. I like it! I could use a little frequency generator to set up the IF stages of antique radios I’ve been restoring and I think this would work. I Like the way you can just set it to sine wave and set a frequency. Like I said, that’s cool! :-)

    Ok I understand now, thanks. € 0.30 I need to be shopping on Alienxpress! I’m going to see what I have, I think I have almost everything to do it but no matter, if I move forward, I will certainly let you know!One other thing, when I look at this, it looks almost ready to build on a PC board, Do you have a Gerber file for it? I was just thinking if you didn’t, I don’t think it would take too much to make one and get some boards built. I think this is such a great idea, an Nano, a bunch of resistors, and a few other parts, you toss in a board and you have a great kit you could sell. (If you wanted to)

    Ugly? Heck no, that’s the coolest thing I’ve seen in a while. I like it! I could use a little frequency generator to set up the IF stages of antique radios I’ve been restoring and I think this would work. I Like the way you can just set it to sine wave and set a frequency. Like I said, that’s cool 😎!

    Excuse me for butting in but you can purchase those oscilloscopes in kit form and pre-built on eBay. Here is one fully-assembled for $21 https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123242268096

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  • 10 DIY Alternatives to Off-The-Shelf Electronics Components

    “Recommend NEW Sewer Pipe for enclosures”... :-) Ha! That’s so funny! If you don’t, don’t be putting your fingers in your mouth... :-) So sorry, had to comment, this is so true but it just struck me as being so funny! Never tried this PVC bending but is a great idea!

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  • BuddyMartn commented on ThomasH358's instructable Battery Powered Tube Amplifier9 months ago
    Battery Powered Tube Amplifier

    Thank you for your informative response. I have to go back and really look, I think it’s interesting that you are getting much distortion from your inverter stage. I must have missed something when I was originally looking at your circuitry. I know you designed this for distortion but I’d love to see how loud it could get with no distortion. It’s just such an amazingly small rig.

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  • BuddyMartn commented on ThomasH358's instructable Battery Powered Tube Amplifier9 months ago
    Battery Powered Tube Amplifier

    This is very cool using these Russian tubes, I also like the way you set everything up on your schematic. Your amp sounds great and breaks up well, did you happen to also put it on a oscilloscope to see just when it breaks up? Does it have any headroom at all or does it just go right into some distortion? It sure sounds like it gets good and loud, that’s amazing to hear just using the batteries. Good luck on the contest! Something like this should win, it’s really a trendsetter! I’m going to have to really look at these 1J tubes you used. This is great, Buddy

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  • Restoring an Old Motorcycle and Making It a Cafe Racer!

    Very nice job! I have a 1973 Honda CB750 I’ve been toying around with the idea of doing the very same thing. Someone changed it all around from stock long before I got it and made a semi-low rider out of it. They put high bars on the front and a king and queen seat on in the back, nothing real drastic. It didn’t run when I got it so the first thing I did was clean the tank and pull the carbs and clean them. You might get a kick out of this, when I pulled it apart I found that one of the floats had been installed upside down, no telling how long ago. Those carbs had also had not ever been balanced but boy it ran great when I was finished. Sadly something in the engine let go less than an hour later so the motor needs to be repaired first before anything can happen. That’s why I was hinti...

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    Very nice job! I have a 1973 Honda CB750 I’ve been toying around with the idea of doing the very same thing. Someone changed it all around from stock long before I got it and made a semi-low rider out of it. They put high bars on the front and a king and queen seat on in the back, nothing real drastic. It didn’t run when I got it so the first thing I did was clean the tank and pull the carbs and clean them. You might get a kick out of this, when I pulled it apart I found that one of the floats had been installed upside down, no telling how long ago. Those carbs had also had not ever been balanced but boy it ran great when I was finished. Sadly something in the engine let go less than an hour later so the motor needs to be repaired first before anything can happen. That’s why I was hinting about making a change like this. Yours turned out so nicely! Thanks for all your videos and postings! Buddy

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  • BuddyMartn commented on Proto G's instructable 1000W Portable Induction Heater1 year ago
    1000W Portable Induction Heater

    Lowes has two-packs for $3.08(Our problem is that I use a lot of them everyday because we cut stainless steel and even using oil it will dull several blades just making one cut.)

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  • 6.3 kiloWatt Ground Mount Home Solar Array

    Tight work here! I'd love to do it but I'm in Central Florida with huge oak trees around. (not on my property) Plus other issues... I'd have to move and I'm just not at a point in my life that I can do that. I sure envy the rest of you that can up and move. Doing it all again, I can see myself living out west in a nice dry climate where I wouldn't need a/c 85% of the time. If it was just the electric needs, I could see that t happening but until someone invents a no-compressor no-freon a/c maybe. Thank you for a great instructable!

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  • BuddyMartn commented on Proto G's instructable 1000W Portable Induction Heater2 years ago
    1000W Portable Induction Heater

    This is really great and thanks for the explanation that goes along with everything else. You really did a fine job here, I've wanted to build one for years but really didn't quite understand what was involved. I've wanted to be able to re-sharpen and temper the edges of hacksaw blades. I wish there was a way to do it where the entire blade didn't get hot, just the edge. Thank you very much!

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  • Building A Computer Desk / DIY Desk PC

    Is the "Black Milk Paint" a electrical conductive paint? (sorry, I hadn't ever heard of it) If it isn't, what are you doing about interference from outside sources? (The main reason computers are inside metal boxes)Thank you... very nice project! Buddy

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  • Design and Build a Custom Electric Guitar

    Kudos for a very fine build. It's really not my type of guitar to own but I love to see different builds and you really rocked the house here. This should be in Guitar Player Magazine. I have been thinking myself of building my next guitar with a progressive neck and fanned frets. I would still build a six-string and use a regular headstock but that doesn't make any difference, I could still build the progressive neck with fanned frets. You should really be proud, you have built a super cool guitar that has to be a ton of fun to play! Also, I love the LED's too. That's just another great addition.

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  • Medium sized DIY - CNC 20" x 30" work area

    Thanks very much!

    thank you for sharing, if you don't mind, how close did you come to your budget? This is something I've been wanting to do also but can't seem to get a good idea on a final cost. Thank you!

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  • Power in the Apocalypse (How to build a Wood-Gasifier)

    Nice work here. I'm curious how long you have been welding because your fabrication is awfully sweet. I've been welding for several years and my stuff doesn't come out as good as yours. By the way, you have my vote, this is a great Instructable.Oh, also you mention in Step 5 lighting the "Flare", i don't understand where that is, could you help?

    I feel like a goof, I have reread this about ten time and just found the parts about the "flare", thank you for your explanation, sorry to ask you to do it.Please keep up the wonderful work here, this is really great. I can't wait for things to come. You Rock!

    Thank you, I probably should have known that. I appreciate your response, this is a great rig. Keep up the great work!

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