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Yes, I agree and glad you enjoyed the making process :)
Thanks. It may look a little ostentatious but it was the closest I had, having neither a sheet of steel or a washer with a suitable sized hole and being brass will weather the elements better than steel.
Its a good idea to clean the box out at the end of the season once the the young have left as there may be unhatched or remains of young that did not survive which can attract unwanted pests. The same birds may reuse the box over successive seasons.
Agree it is small from a human perspective though meets the recommended criteria. Although the real test would be a sitting tenant. Without channels that allow air circulation I think it would be too enclosed. But then again I have seen versions made using hollowed out tree trunks and far less ventilation. However, its well insulated from the elements and should last many years with little attention on my part subject to how well its used. Chemicals impact biological processes in many ways and make the habitat less inviting from a birds perspective too. Thanks for commenting.
Likewise, agree.Thank you.
Thank you, the intention was to try and create something different, but still recognisable. Perches do seem to be something that you will find on commercially made bird boxes but like a number of additions these are more a human desire. They encourage predators either by giving them easier access to the entrance, intimidating the occupants or enabling them to attack the parents. Likewise if the hole is too large it allows larger predatory species to enter. Appreciate you taking the time to comment.
Thanks, yes that's true.
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Greatly appreciated.Thanks for taking the time to comment.
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Thanks for the enquiry.The upper section is hanging from the lower section at the peaks by a thin connecting wire. These two points and the wire taking the weight of the whole structure. The corner wires act as stabilisers and balance the structure. But all the wires are under tension.
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Thanks; yes, certainly does.
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Thanks, as you have found the platform can be put to use too :)
Creativity holds no bounds and we can all re-imagine things and materials in endless ways.No 3D printer, no problem it's just another medium, you have shown you don't necessarily need one to make and create.What ever works and it does. Appreciate the comments.
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Thanks, glad you think so :)
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All instruments have a degree of error which dictates were and what they are used for and with what materials and this is no expectation. But then again a ruler is not what would be considered a precision instrument especially if tenths of millimetres are a cause for concern.
The math was to illustrate the insignificance of the error and thereby negate the requirement to apply calculation allowing a direct reading.
Thanks for the comment. Glad both you and your friend like it. :)
Spurious selection, Craft > Art or Workshop > 3D printing would be more suitable.
Very possible :)
Me too, first time printing with red and think it was a good choice.
Thanks appreciate the feedback.
Appreciate the feedback :)
Glad you do :)I did consider a number of support options but I was up against the wire (time constraints), but something to experiment with for future versions.
Let us know if you do :)
Thank you :)
Thanks for the comment. I understand your viewpoint but applying geometry its relatively simple to calculate the true radius using c = sqrt(a^2 + b^2) . b will always be a fixed distance from the ruler centre to the pencil tip (there is a measurement marker on the pencil holder in line with the ruler centre), a is the distance from the pivot point to the pencil holder reference line (this is variable). Therefore c the hypotenuse can be calculated. For example 10cm on the ruler would equate to 10.105cm or an error of 0.9% reducing to 0.3% at 30cm. Therefore setting the radius based on the measurement on the ruler does not introduce a significant variation.
Thanks for the interest. However, the Soil Blocker is only ~8.5cm (~3.3 inches), tall and is designed for hand held use to create seed blocks from a suitable medium for growing seedlings. It does not create the compost and this would have to come from another source.
Thanks for the feedback. Its a pleasure.
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Thanks for the comments. Yes, in a similar way to the Integrated Cog Spring Engine.
Appreciated. Thank you too, for taking the time to visit and comment.
Thanks; Glad you think so.
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Thanks, Construction and Electronics in an form that kids would surely enjoy. A small sacrifice to modify some bricks for the greater return in learning and enjoyment. :) Let me know when you have created some electronics bricks.
Yes, agree. Have had this idea for some time but was convinced that it had already been done so did not pursue it further. But after some investigation discovered that although electronic kits exist they do not exist using this particular medium but it seems a perfect evolution for this product to complement the technical products already available.
Yes, exactly. But in a form that is familiar to all. Easy to handle and visually attractive. Electronics is as relevant and deserves its place but seems to have been overshadowed by Programming and Robotics.Therefore, if Electronics is given the same opportunity to be more attractive for the next generation its need and place would be clearly evident.
Thanks for the comment, it's much appreciated.
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Thanks, glad you think so, I enjoyed creating it :)
Appreciated, thanks; creative building & electronics together as one, ideal as a STEAM learning tool.:)
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Hi; Thanks for the interest. There is a short video in the Instructable.https://content.instructables.com/ORIG/FAS/L2YO/KK... 'chase lights' invariably have a central control microcontroller and/or logic. The control in the Chain Link version is distributed meaning there is no central control. One element controls the next. Start up is essentially random it works on the principle of component variation which is the same way that the classic Multivibrator works.
There is variation in each component, one may be more of less leaky than another active parameters may be slightly different, Vbe, Vsat and gain differ. Meaning one transistor switches on or off first triggering the sequence the feedback from the last element to the first element maintains the process.
Thanks for the comments. I wanted to take what may be seen as a mundane circuit and present at it from a different perspective which I think I have achieved. As you have probably see from my other Instructables I use a wide variety of methods for circuit construction. Breadboard, air wired, perf/strip board, PCB's DIY milled and commercial manufacture. Have even used the other following PCB methods in my time; etch resist pen, etch resist tape, UV resist. They all have pros and cons and fit different needs. I tend go for the commercial PCB once I have verified the design using one of the other previous methods.Thanks for the link which was very interesting.
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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate that this may be old hat from your perspective and of no interest but not everyone is in the same position and there may be an interest either directly or indirectly to stimulate ideas or further research to better understand semiconductors. Be it educational, diagnostic, repair or general interest.Hopefully, when you consign your old projects and components for disposal it will be for recycling.
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