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  • CptPikachu commented on sykorsky56's instructable Portable Micro Particle Counter3 months ago
    Portable Micro Particle Counter

    China has a huge issue with air pollution so a lot of people in large cities wear masks to filter out toxins. You mentioned storing it in your pocket. Have you tried comparing data from keeping it in your pocket vs carrying it outside? I think your clothes might act as a small filter for certain particles.

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  • CptPikachu commented on OnceUponaWorkbench's instructable Legend of Zelda Tool Bag5 months ago
    Legend of Zelda Tool Bag

    hold down control and try clicking it again. Might be ur pop up blocker.

    Nice!

    I feel like the a lot of these projects can be customization to ones needs. Point is that this is a cool pouch to hold stuff in. At the point where one needs a pouch to hold all the tools that you are talking about it would make more sense to get a tool chest. Here is a legend of zelda of tool chest that would better fit your needs:https://www.instructables.com/id/Legend-of-Zelda-C...

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  • CptPikachu commented on PenfoldPlant's instructable Cardboard Desk Lamp5 months ago
    Cardboard Desk Lamp

    this seems like a fire hazard

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  • CptPikachu commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Elevated Bed5 months ago
    Elevated Bed

    lol last time i asked home depot to cut wood for me they told me I need to buy a saw. Dont think that employee was having job satisfaction.

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  • CptPikachu commented on AdventuresInJunkLand's instructable Fix Up an Old Laptop!5 months ago
    Fix Up an Old Laptop!

    it will run but most likely not as well. Windows 10 has a lot of junk that is not needed and some of it is always running in the background. I personally uninstalled the root files for cortana and windows anti-malware scanning thing. There are a few different blogs that can detail tips on how to speed up a PC. A few quick things are: -check to see what programs run on start up. Go to task manager and click on the startup tab. for example: Adobe update installer doesnt need to run everytime I boot my PC up, but I would like to the audio drivers working.-disc defrag-disc clean up (careful this will delete files that may or may not be wanted such as cookies or the downloads folder, passwords, etc. You can cherry pick what will survive the purge though)-delete unwanted or unused files. When...

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    it will run but most likely not as well. Windows 10 has a lot of junk that is not needed and some of it is always running in the background. I personally uninstalled the root files for cortana and windows anti-malware scanning thing. There are a few different blogs that can detail tips on how to speed up a PC. A few quick things are: -check to see what programs run on start up. Go to task manager and click on the startup tab. for example: Adobe update installer doesnt need to run everytime I boot my PC up, but I would like to the audio drivers working.-disc defrag-disc clean up (careful this will delete files that may or may not be wanted such as cookies or the downloads folder, passwords, etc. You can cherry pick what will survive the purge though)-delete unwanted or unused files. When upgrading windows, windows 10 will save a back up of the previous windows OS and all your files, needles to say that will be a lot of space. Do research on this one though before erasing the filesThere are more ways, but this might help get you started. Also, if you can I suggest upgrading her RAM. If she was running windows 7 her PC is probably getting older and having trouble keeping up with new software, not just windows 10. My college laptop is 6.5 yrs old now and cant run current editions of a lot of software such as Solidworks.

    Andrelas,I misspoke. Some laptops have the OS key on the bottom. My old lenovo does, but my new work lenovo doesnt, and none of my old/new dells do. So, my bad.

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  • CptPikachu commented on AdventuresInJunkLand's instructable Fix Up an Old Laptop!5 months ago
    Fix Up an Old Laptop!

    Are you talking about the product key for the original windows softare? If so, in short No. The PC when originally bought comes with a re-install disc (with code printed on the envelope) for the the windows XP OS. Ubuntu doesnt need a product key since it is an open source/ free OS. I posted in another comment thread the I don't personally suggest the main stream Ubuntu, rather its flavor called Lubunut. It is a lighter version of Ubuntu, but a little harder to work with in some regards. Funny thing is I did this project a few months ago to use as a school computer since my college laptop is 6 yrs old and falling apart at the bolts from carrying it around every day.

    I did this a few months ago because my 6 yr old college laptop was falling apart and I needed something to carry around day to day. I do have a few suggestions but other wise you did a good job on this instructable: A+!!!!First: Max out that RAM. 2gb is great but research the mother board ur PC is using and max it out. I am did this with a T61 which came with 2gb, but the board can manage 4gb. One can tell the difference.Second: I suggest Lubuntu. Its a flavor of Ubuntu but designed for low impact and not to bother with any windows OS for older computers.Third: I have re-imaged my newer computer once a yr to keep it healthy, but have never once encountered it picking up the product key from the mother board. Not sure how new of a feature this is or what manfuactore.

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  • CptPikachu commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Rocket Lamp6 months ago
    Rocket Lamp

    Looks awesome. Like how your LED light controller outputs 12A.... seems a bit excessive

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  • CptPikachu commented on Whitney Fabre's instructable CAT-CAT11 months ago
    CAT-CAT

    This instructable deserves 2 “gg”s so had to fit them in some fashion. Also General Grievous OR

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  • CptPikachu commented on Whitney Fabre's instructable CAT-CAT12 months ago
  • CptPikachu commented on owlclicks's instructable Plexiglass Bird Cage1 year ago
    Plexiglass Bird Cage

    im confused are u you using plexiglass or wire for the sidings? Wouldnt plexiglass make the bird too hot?

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  • CptPikachu commented on greybruce's instructable Custom Bed Frame1 year ago
    Custom Bed Frame

    thanks grey for properly loading the 2x4's that actually hold of the bed. That whole bending moment is a thing. People design them so they easily warp and break. Dangerous for any kitties or puppys chilling underbed.

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  • CptPikachu commented on liweichen6's instructable Custom Loop Water Cooling PC1 year ago
    Custom Loop Water Cooling PC

    Dude go to mmo champions website and pick a build a build of the month. No matter what parts he picked ur gonna want to customaize for urself. Try pc part pickers website to get organized

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  • CptPikachu commented on Crafts with Ellen's instructable Resin USB Drive1 year ago
    Resin USB Drive

    Also put the mold in a pressure chamber during curing works. Epoxy and urethane don’t really vacuum degas. That works best with silicon

    So how did u prevent the Epoxy from getting into the USB? Every time I try the resin wicks into the USB and blocks the pins. I’ve been using clay but cleaning out the usb after words is a real time consuming pain. Also try using vent holes where ur dip was. I push resin through until it fills the air hole and leaks out. Little post work needs done but no dips. Aka slicing off the extra

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  • CptPikachu commented on jmarrufo's instructable Reclaimed Lift-Top Coffee Table1 year ago
    Reclaimed Lift-Top Coffee Table

    Did u just use a fastener as a bearing?

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  • CptPikachu commented on manuelmasc's instructable HDPE Blocks From Plastic Bottles1 year ago
    HDPE Blocks From Plastic Bottles

    MP depends on the purity of the HPDE. Number 2 recyclable HDPE is pretty high grade. Off hand gases did pose anything alarming (just make sure your melting HPDE and not PVC :) ). Just buy a toaster oven that you use just for crafting and not food.

    If you get it to a pure liquid point, its probably close to combusting. I use HPDE as rocket fuel and its ridiculous hard to cast. Those bottle you see hard use with injection molds at very controlled, hot and high pressured envireoments.

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  • How to Create an Amazing Workspace at Home

    First off, kudos and gg. Second NEVER USE A SAW WITH GLOVES ON!!!!!!!! The gloves get caught up in the blade, taking your fingers with. Guard or not. I know a few people who this has happened too.

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  • CptPikachu commented on liweichen6's instructable Custom Loop Water Cooling PC1 year ago
    Custom Loop Water Cooling PC

    does the blue water make it cooler? ;)

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  • How to Mold and Cast an Action Figure (or Anything Else)

    i suggest a pressure pot to get rid of the bubbles

    you can never be too careful..... given enough time I can make it stick!

    the same company that makes the silicon that they used also sells the dye. I haven't watched the video but you can prob used the same dye they used as the silicone.

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  • Convert Your Van Into a Cosy Cabin for Under £400!

    dude, insulation... awesome

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  • Building the Workshop! // Tiny House

    Water can always find a way :( the way you built the roof, if there ever is an issue, you can easily just raise one side to add a slope.

    still voting for u btw

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  • GaussGun / Coil-Gun Electronics and Engineering Project

    Carbon Tubes?

    like for the barrel

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  • CptPikachu commented on armored bore's instructable End Table Top3 years ago
    End Table Top

    FOR THE HORDE!!!!!!

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  • DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light!

    Resistors generate dissipate energy from the system by heating up, so using multiple resistors is better practice than one resistor that could generate so much heat you might have problems later. And LEDS are super super easy to burn out.......

    Ok don't judge I suck at grammar and writing in general

    So no generating heat, dissipate energy

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