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Been To:1) All 50 states 2) Guam 3) Adak 4) Hawai'i, Mo Bettah. The only good thing about snow is that it goes away...Would that it never comes.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on millsk's instructable Framing a Wooden Boat3 months ago
    Framing a Wooden Boat

    Are you going to do an i'ble for planking? This has always been a mystery to me.

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  • Homemade (High Velocity) Desktop Fan! (w/Dual DC Motors!) - Solar Powered! - Full Instr.

    I'm going to make one of these to fit in a window of my 02 Subaru L.My Subaru has been converted to a camper and needs ventilation at night when it's hot.I will come up with a rain guard for the motors outside the window and an Either/Or switch to reverse the motors.The fans I will be using are the O-2COOL fans in Walmart. They use only 3 Volts and do not deplete a big deep cycle marine battery. They will be plugged into a 4.5 Volt Buck Converter rated at 1 Amp. Plastic screening will be used on the outside of the car to prevent bugs from getting in. Project coming soon please stand by...

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  • Dr.Bill commented on bennelson's instructable Ammo Can Solar Power Supply7 months ago
    Ammo Can Solar Power Supply

    The control unit as he calls it is the switch.There are 3 videos here http://mwands.com/store/suntaqe-180-pure-sine

    The control unit as he calls it is the switch.

    Here is the system they have that has a Voltage Controlled Switch. Have ah look.http://mwands.com/store/suntaqe-inverter-charger

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  • Dr.Bill commented on bennelson's instructable Ammo Can Solar Power Supply7 months ago
    Ammo Can Solar Power Supply

    I kinda have this power supply but mine is a little bigger~It's the Luggage Cart 1 (LC-1) with a salvaged car battery and a 20 watt panel.I got ta tell ya I would rather drag your Ammo Can Solar camping than the LC-1 or the GC-1.

    You need a Voltage Controlled Switch to do what you describe.Missouri Wind And Solar has the switch and the exact setup you ask about.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on Herbsco's instructable $25 Steel Roof Rack - No Welding8 months ago
    $25 Steel Roof Rack - No Welding

    It's not so much the weight on the rack but the rack's ability to safely hold the load during a crash.

    I picked up a couple of cross bars that are made for my Subaru for $40 from the wrecking yard.I'm going to drill these to hold 1 or 2 solar panels to power an emergency communications station.It will power short wave transceivers for disaster relief.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on Herbsco's instructable $25 Steel Roof Rack - No Welding9 months ago
    $25 Steel Roof Rack - No Welding

    Yeah I don't have a welder but the design has sparked an idea. Thank you FoDat

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  • Dr.Bill commented on Dr.Bill's instructable (2) Antique Crank Phone Hack9 months ago
    (2) Antique Crank Phone Hack

    Mic's from that era are not so good as they are of the carbon variety. Magnetic ear pieces need a good amount of input and being this old, save the parts out and re-place with more modern.Good looking hack ya got there.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on In The Kitchen With Matt's instructable 3 Ingredient Fudge9 months ago
    3 Ingredient Fudge

    Dude ! You have to put some weight on, this looks very good and I was always taught to never trust ah skinny chef. lol

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  • Dr.Bill commented on David Bakker's instructable Modern Take on the Festivus Pole9 months ago
    Modern Take on the Festivus Pole

    Thank You for the memory.

    I'll stick to my crumpled aluminum foil broomstick thank you very much.NO SOUP FOR YOU ! COME BACK NEXT MONTH !IT'S FESTIVUS FOR THE RESTIVUS !

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  • How Make Chicken Salt, Australia's Best Kept Secret

    This mixture is very close to Old Bay Seasoning for seafood, poultry, salads and meats. I use the stuff on popcorn too! Celery salt, unnamed spices, red pepper, black pepper and paprika. A 1 pound can of Old Bay is pricey and Chicken Salt is looking pretty good.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on Garagem Fab Lab's instructable Peristaltic Pump9 months ago
    Peristaltic Pump

    Is this pump designed after the Peritoneal Dialysis Pump?

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  • Dr.Bill commented on Kesselwagen's instructable OpenVFD: 6-Digit IV-11 VFD Tube Clock9 months ago
    OpenVFD: 6-Digit IV-11 VFD Tube Clock

    There was a gut in Honolulu that made a Nixie tube clock I wanted to buy so bad. Say. How long do VFD's last anyway? Longer than Nixies huh?

    I AM SO DISAPPOINTED IT WAS NOT A NIXIE TUBE PROJECT! VFD's are an OK sub.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on Joshuat5's instructable Roof Rack Shower for Outdoor Activities9 months ago
    Roof Rack Shower for Outdoor Activities

    Or even carry an air pressure tank of 10 or 20 gallon size.

    Try using a portable tire pump you plug into the cig lighter outlet and turn it on and off as needed.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on Herbsco's instructable $25 Steel Roof Rack - No Welding9 months ago
    $25 Steel Roof Rack - No Welding

    I have an 02 Subaru Forester and they want $800 for a roof rack and I'm just not willing to part with that kind of cash`ola. I want to put a hundred watt solar panel up there that I can tilt up for charging. Ultimately to become a Communications Bug Out Vehicle.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on JuarezG's instructable POWER BANK SOLAR - PORTABLE10 months ago
    POWER BANK SOLAR - PORTABLE

    A single 20 Watt panel @ 12 Volts. Inside the junction box are blocking diodes and a 6 Volt Buck Converter that runs my radio, blood pressure cuff and anything else I have that runs off 12 Volts. Complete with a 10 Amp charge controller and a WattsUp Meter that tells me how much power I have coming in off the panel. This cart has jump started 2 cars too!

    A single 12 Volt car battery.10 Amp Charge Controller. Watts Up Meter.20 Watt Panel.In the junction box on the panel are blocking diodes.Also there is a Buck Converter to provide 6 Volts at the plug.The LC-1 has jump started 2 cars so far and runs on 6 Volts my radio, blood pressure cuff, LED lights for camping and it powers my label maker.Two voltages 6 and 12 Volts.Below is the GC-1 it has 4 - 20 Watt panels total of 80 Watts @12 Volts.It carries a Xantrex 2000 Watt Pure Sine Inverter for 110Volts AC, a 200 Ah battery and has available multiple voltages - 4.5, 6. 7.5 and 9 Volts. 12 Volts is available straight off the battery through a plug on the front panel thruogh a magnetic breaker and also off the plug box on the left.The front panel (left) sports a 30 Amp charge controler @12 Vo...

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    A single 12 Volt car battery.10 Amp Charge Controller. Watts Up Meter.20 Watt Panel.In the junction box on the panel are blocking diodes.Also there is a Buck Converter to provide 6 Volts at the plug.The LC-1 has jump started 2 cars so far and runs on 6 Volts my radio, blood pressure cuff, LED lights for camping and it powers my label maker.Two voltages 6 and 12 Volts.Below is the GC-1 it has 4 - 20 Watt panels total of 80 Watts @12 Volts.It carries a Xantrex 2000 Watt Pure Sine Inverter for 110Volts AC, a 200 Ah battery and has available multiple voltages - 4.5, 6. 7.5 and 9 Volts. 12 Volts is available straight off the battery through a plug on the front panel thruogh a magnetic breaker and also off the plug box on the left.The front panel (left) sports a 30 Amp charge controler @12 Volts.Center are 2 WattsUp meters I did remove 1 of them as it was not needed. The remaining meter measures Amps, Watts and Volts coming in and when there is no sun it measures power going out.On the front panel to the right I have added a panel disconnect switch.This cart keeps morphing into something better.I give you the GC-1

    80 Watts of solar to a 30 Amp charge controller through a WattsUp meter that tells me power going in and power going out. A 2000 Watt Xantrex Pure Sign Inverter. Lower Voltage Taps 4.5, 6. 7.5, and 9 Volts through Buck Converters. and a 200 Ah battery.

    I made something like it...only mine ya can drag it around with ya.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on paolobertoncin's instructable Small Portable Diesel Heater10 months ago
    Small Portable Diesel Heater

    Where is the combustion chamber?

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  • Dr.Bill commented on tanner_tech's instructable DIY Induction Heater1 year ago
    DIY Induction Heater

    Ya might have ah look at an induction stove I use the one I have to heat small metal parts that are too big for my solder iron and its 60 watts.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on Dr.Bill's instructable (2) Antique Crank Phone Hack1 year ago
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      • DIY Solar Phone Charger
      • 30W Portable Solar Power Generator
  • Dr.Bill commented on altE Store's instructable 30W Portable Solar Power Generator1 year ago
    30W Portable Solar Power Generator

    Wish I had a shop as good as yours. Can I come work for you?

    If I add another Battery I can power my Fridge all night. This used to power a Peritoneal Dialysis Machine. With the 200Ah battery I used I had 3 days autonomy. Back then if I had a 100 Watt panel in direct sun I could have powered the machine every night no problem. Put your system on a luggage cart and you will Ace the human transport problem.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on TinyIndustrial's instructable Build a Custom Camper Gypsy Wagon!1 year ago
    Build a Custom Camper Gypsy Wagon!

    I would use metal studs or wood 2x2's.I like your ramp idea too.

    So you have a house battery, how long before you install a solar panel?

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  • Dr.Bill commented on dieter demeyere's instructable Van Conversion to Small Camper1 year ago
    Van Conversion to Small Camper

    Where's the bed?

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  • Dr.Bill commented on longwinters's instructable Rocket Camper Revealed1 year ago
    Rocket Camper Revealed

    So can it do Warp 6 or what? The people at the Rubber Tramp Rendezvous Would really enjoy this camper. Bob Wells would want to do an interview with you.

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  • Dr.Bill followed OhMike and CaryA11 year ago
      • Awesome Pallet Dismantling Technique
      • Rubber Band Gun
      • Safety straightedge for razor knife cutting
      • Portable DIY Solar Cart
  • Dr.Bill made the instructable 30W Portable Solar Power Generator1 year ago
    30W Portable Solar Power Generator

    The GC-1 80 watt panel with fractional voltage supply Mounted on a garden cart. Not installed, a Xantrex 2000 watt sine wave inverter. The LC-1 20 watt panel mounted on a luggage cart. Output 12 volts and 6 volts via a DC/DC Converter powers an AM/FM Radio, Blood Pressure Cuff and anything that uses those voltages. This unit has been used to jump start cars. I use both when the power goes out here in Idaho.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on CaryA1's instructable Portable DIY Solar Cart1 year ago
    Portable DIY Solar Cart

    I've got 5 different sized portable power systems I have put together and working on more. I like what you have done and am considering something similar.

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  • Dr.Bill made the instructable Portable DIY Solar Cart1 year ago
    Portable DIY Solar Cart

    Introducing the LC-1. Uber Cart's little brother.The LC-1, built on a luggage cart, puts out 12 volts and 6 volts with a DC/DC converter. The LC-1 has jump started 2 cars, powers my AM/FM Radio, a blood pressure cuff and what ever other small loads you might think of. I picked up a 400 watt inverter at a tag sale I'm experimenting with.

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  • (4) Variable AC Power Supply With A Twist:

    Yeah except the thing only clips the sine wave to lower the voltage. On induction motors it's death but if you need a temperature control for a soldering iron it works good.

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  • Dr.Bill followed kc8hps1 year ago
      • Baofeng FB-F9 V2+ Ham Radio Charging Stand Modification
      • Baofeng FB-F9 V2+ Ham Radio Modification
      • RYOBI Drill 12v Rebuild
  • Auto battery charger for 6 or 12 volt sytems

    I added a small uF value 18 volt electrolytic capacitor across the DC output of the rectifier to smooth out any ripple and got an increase in voltage to 15 volts and on the 6 volt side to 7 volts. I also added an ne2 neon indicator for 110 volts and a momentary switch to discharge the capacitor.

    I added a small value electrolytic capacitor across the output of the rectifier to smooth out any ripple and got an increase in voltage to 15 volts and on the 6 volt side to 7 volts. I also added an ne2 neon indicator for 120 volts and a momentary switch to discharge the capacitor. I find the charging abilities of this charger on a car battery to be better with the additional capacitor because the battery goes to full voltage. I use it to charge the batteries on both my portable solar carts when the sun is not out.

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  • Dr.Bill commented on CaryA1's instructable Portable DIY Solar Cart2 years ago
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  • Dr.Bill commented on kc8hps's instructable 120 volt AC AA battery Charger2 years ago
    120 volt AC  AA battery Charger

    This reminds me of the light bulb Hams used to use for tuning a transmitter. I may try this circuit some time next winter. Currently I recharge my rechargeable batteries using an AH55 DC/DC Converter set to 3 volts for 2-1.2v NiCads (2.4v) @ 300mA. I find there is no heating of the batteries using the top of my index finger to feel for heat. As a result I find I can leave them all day on the portable solar with no worries and they come out with a full charge. I run alkaline batteries in solar garden lights and they don't seem to have any negative effects as well.Your solution, for me, is unique so I think I will put something together this winter.Winter is building time because of the Boredom Factor where I live in Idaho.

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  • Repairing Polymer Degradation on Solar Cells

    Yeah, government always has to get their greasy little fingers into your business.

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