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Hello Instructables community! Even though I've been a member since 2012, I just started submitting my own Instructables this year, 2017! I enjoy taking things apart and building new things with the parts. I also enjoy woodworking and electronics so I hope to have some instructables, in the near future, that will be related to those skills.

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  • 3D Printed Bike for Toddler (walking Bike)

    Hello Bob, that is an incredible build! I can't believe that this is your first build. You have excelled past a large majority of 3D Printers that have been at this for a while including myself! I can make some complex prints, now, but that was after many trials and errors.I'm also impressed with the fact that you learned how to use a 3D modeling app quickly to produce your final model. You also picked a good printer to complete your project.Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing some of your new creations in the near future!

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  • Ham It Up commented on megardi's instructable Flip-Bits
    Flip-Bits

    Very nice! I like it! I'm thinking of other things to display other then binary numbers.Thanks for this projects and hope you continue to be creative!

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  • Pink and Green Domino Machine II

    Greg, I just read your comment from my air pump posting. Sorry to hear about your dad suffering from dementia. My dad was in the early stages of that disease but his heart gave out long before he succumbed to the latter stages of the disease. He lived to age 92. Now I understand how you have the skills and knowledge to crank out all these 3D projects. I have two friends that I went to school with and a brother-in-law that are at the "genius" level. I'd say you fit that category easily. That was very clever to use the trombone tool to determine the pipe lengths for your calliope. Another challenge had to be the placement of the teeth on the cylinder.Well, I finally finished a re-make of your Domino Machine. I took the liberties of adding a headlight using an LED. I printed the ho…

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    Greg, I just read your comment from my air pump posting. Sorry to hear about your dad suffering from dementia. My dad was in the early stages of that disease but his heart gave out long before he succumbed to the latter stages of the disease. He lived to age 92. Now I understand how you have the skills and knowledge to crank out all these 3D projects. I have two friends that I went to school with and a brother-in-law that are at the "genius" level. I'd say you fit that category easily. That was very clever to use the trombone tool to determine the pipe lengths for your calliope. Another challenge had to be the placement of the teeth on the cylinder.Well, I finally finished a re-make of your Domino Machine. I took the liberties of adding a headlight using an LED. I printed the housing in black and I used Natural PLA+ filament for the lens. I extruded a 5mm hole into the lens so that the LED would fit inside allowing it to refract light throughout the entire surface of the lens. It can now operate in a poorly lite room or with all the lights off!Your Domino Machine is another ingenious design. Greg, keep cranking out all those new projects. Hopefully, soon I'll post one ofmy own 3D projects. I've gotta get that first project going. I have some ideas which came about after building some of your projects.I'm using a Prusa i3 mk3s 3D printer. I purchased it in kit form and it's doing a good job.

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  • Ham It Up made the instructable Two Air Pumps
    Two Air Pumps

    Greg,I just finished making the larger of the two air pumps. I don't have any balloons to test but it is blowing air out of the tube.I made the gaskets out of heavy weight paper. I want to make the pipe organ and try it out there once I get some balloons.I'm curious how you decided on the lengths of the pipes on the little organ to produce the desired notes. Also, were or are yousome kind of design engineer? You are definitely gifted at being able to think outside the box. You also have a well defined graspof electrical circuits.Anyway, I'm almost finished making your domino machine. I'll post a photo of it in the next day or two. Thanks for all the creative projects!

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  • Ham It Up made the instructable Pencil Puzzler Revisited
    Pencil Puzzler Revisited

    Greg,Thanks for this easy fun project. I gave it to my grandson who's enjoying showing it to his family.

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  • Print and Assemble the Saturn V Moon Rocket - 1:96 Scale Paper Model

    You are very skilled my friend!Super nice attention to details and finished project looks excellent!I hope you keeep on creating more projects.

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  • Print-in-Place Spring Loaded Box

    My wife and I like it! She wants me to print her one. Very creative design. You're literally thinking and designing outside the box!Gary

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  • FindyBot3000 - a Voice Controlled Organizer

    Hello Inventor22 !Very nice system. You're definitely creatively thinking outside the box. My wife and I just purchased several small parts storage bins just today to store all my electronic parts, hardware and 3D parts. I'll start ordering all the electronic components to get started on this project. I'm working on other projects at this time so I probably won't get started on this one until FEB 2020. I look forward to your solution for Google's misinterpretation of numerics. In the interim, I'll have to just label all the drawers for now.Thanks for this innovative solution and I look forward to seeing your future projects!Gary

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  • 10-inch Dobsonian Telescope

    Very nice design. I built a 10 inch Dobsonian telescope using a cardboard tube.I really like the details and professional look of your finished scope!

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  • Ham It Up commented on indoorgeek's instructable FM Radio
    FM Radio

    Hello Bild,Your help would be much appreciated.I posted a couple of questions for indoorgeek that created this project. I want to get started on building this project by ordering parts, as soon as possible,on eBay. So, I wonder if you can help me with the same questions that I posted for indoorgeek.Did you use the the 1.3 inch or 0.96 inch OLED? Also, is the 3 watt speaker you'reusing 8 ohms?Congratulations on getting yours working and thanks for posting the pinout corrections.Thanks,Gary

    Thanks for your response! I really like the clean design of your enclosure.The painted front panel looks like you used white filament. Nice job!Thanks for the details on the parts! I'll start ordering my parts, today oneBay.

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  • Ham It Up commented on indoorgeek's instructable FM Radio
    FM Radio

    Excellent project and nice clean design!I've been wanting to build an FM radio using the RDA5807 module. I just purchased a new 3d printer this past summer so that makes for good timing to build the case.I'll start printing the enclosure while I wait for the internal parts to arrive.Thanks!

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  • Step-by-Step on How to Do an Upside-down Halloween Face

    Alexis, great job and very creative! It's spooky!

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  • Ham It Up commented on gzumwalt's instructable RIP Skeleton
    RIP Skeleton

    Greg,Thanks for your quick response!Watching your video, confirms that 3 volts provides enough "juice" to runthat 6 volt motor, smoothly.I now have all the parts printed and have ordered two N20 motors on eBay.I'm building two of these boxes(coffins!).Greg, one of my wife's cousin's married a Glen Zumwalt and they livedin Wichita, Kansas. He had a degree in Aeronautical Engineering andwas a professor at WSU. A very brilliant guy. They're both deceased now. I thought you might be related to Glen since that's a rare name.Here's a link to a write up in the WSU Alumni magazine about Glen and hisachievements including inventions. http://wsu.wichita.edu/the-shocker/story.php?eid=6...Anyway, I'll make a post when I get one of my RIP Skeleton's working.I'm very impressed with your desig…

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    Greg,Thanks for your quick response!Watching your video, confirms that 3 volts provides enough "juice" to runthat 6 volt motor, smoothly.I now have all the parts printed and have ordered two N20 motors on eBay.I'm building two of these boxes(coffins!).Greg, one of my wife's cousin's married a Glen Zumwalt and they livedin Wichita, Kansas. He had a degree in Aeronautical Engineering andwas a professor at WSU. A very brilliant guy. They're both deceased now. I thought you might be related to Glen since that's a rare name.Here's a link to a write up in the WSU Alumni magazine about Glen and hisachievements including inventions. http://wsu.wichita.edu/the-shocker/story.php?eid=6...Anyway, I'll make a post when I get one of my RIP Skeleton's working.I'm very impressed with your design and bringing all the gears and otherparts together to function properly.Gary

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  • Ham It Up commented on gzumwalt's instructable RIP Skeleton
    RIP Skeleton

    Very nice creative project, Greg!I've noticed you're using a 6 volt motor but your power supply is 3 volts. Will 3 volts drivethat 6 volt motor? I haven't used any of these geared motors in the past. Seems there's a 3 volt version of this same motor. Thanks, in advance, for any clarification on this subject.Gary

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  • Spring Making / Wire Bending Machine

    Excellent project! Very creative design!

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  • Floating World Backlit Moss Map With Arduino Fiber Optic LED Cities

    Wow! Excellent job and I commend you on all the hours spent on the details!

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  • Amelia Earhart's Airplane Costume

    Great job!You're gonna need lots of candy to keep it fueled!

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  • Ham It Up commented on mr_fid's instructable Morse Code for Kids.

    Hello Mr Fid,Very nice project! I've been a ham radio operator for years and mostly use morse code only to communicate around the world. I use only 1 watt of power and communicate over the entire world using Morse Code! I wrote an iPhone Morse Code app over 2 years ago as a teaching aid. It's inactive now because I haven't renewed my Apple Developer Contract. Maybe I'll renew it again. Keep on making these great creative projects!_ .... ._ _. _._ ...Gary

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  • Great project!A friend and I were just talking, recently, about the split-flap boards used at airports and train terminals and how we loved the sound of them when they change their data! I just thought about building one of these just 2 days ago! I can't believe that I received notice, from Instructables of your project, today. Wow, what timing! Thank you for doing all the leg work. I'm thinking about expanding mine into more flaps and programming the arduino to display random known phrases and change the phrases within a short time span. Maybe every 10 or 15 minutes or less. I like your idea of connecting to the internet and retrieving real data. Can you tell me what the original boards used for their flaps? Are they made out of aluminum or thin steel? I know you used acrylic but I'm th…

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    Great project!A friend and I were just talking, recently, about the split-flap boards used at airports and train terminals and how we loved the sound of them when they change their data! I just thought about building one of these just 2 days ago! I can't believe that I received notice, from Instructables of your project, today. Wow, what timing! Thank you for doing all the leg work. I'm thinking about expanding mine into more flaps and programming the arduino to display random known phrases and change the phrases within a short time span. Maybe every 10 or 15 minutes or less. I like your idea of connecting to the internet and retrieving real data. Can you tell me what the original boards used for their flaps? Are they made out of aluminum or thin steel? I know you used acrylic but I'm thinking about using aluminum for the flaps.Again, thanks for your project.Gary

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  • Can your printer run ABS filament and if so would it be necessary to build an enclosure to maintain a constant temperature?Thanks,Gary

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  • John, I'm fairly new to the world of 3d printing but I've used them enough to realize that you did an excellent job of building your printer! Not only that, I can't believe all the work you put into posting all the details.You've practically provided a complete manual on your build. Very excellent work!I belong to the Dallas Makerspace and have access to lots of tools and equipment but I don't know if I have the confidence to build one of your printers, yet.I have a question for you. Can your printer run ABS filament and if so would it be necessary to build an enclosure to maintain a constant temperature?Thanks,Gary

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    • How to Inflate a Tubeless Wheelbarrow Tire That Defies Inflation
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  • WARNING! PLEASE DO NOT try this method!Wow! You like to live dangerously John! Glad that method worked for you and you're still with us in one piece. It's not one that I would endorse or encourage people to use. Any volatile liquids or gases trapped in an isolated space can easily explode and of course explosions can cause bodily injury or injuries.

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  • Great minds think alike! Wow! It's interesting how us humans think alike. Your instructable is a perfect example!Thanks for your comment.

    Great idea! It's interesting to hear how other people would solve the same problem.

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  • Thanks for your positive comment!In my rush to get this Instructable written up in order to enter it in the "MacGyver" contest, I left out the clean up around the rim and removal of any rust. Thanks for reminding me of that step. That's something that should be looked at before inflating the tire.I hadn't seen or searched this method of inflating a small tubeless tire in the past. It's an original idea for me and became a solution when I had this problem with a wheelbarrow tubeless tire about 3 or 4 years ago. Unfortunately, there are so many people in the world that the odds of someone coming up with the same or similar idea is extremely high especially with today's world populations. That makes it difficult to come up with an "original" idea before someone else.An ex…

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    Thanks for your positive comment!In my rush to get this Instructable written up in order to enter it in the "MacGyver" contest, I left out the clean up around the rim and removal of any rust. Thanks for reminding me of that step. That's something that should be looked at before inflating the tire.I hadn't seen or searched this method of inflating a small tubeless tire in the past. It's an original idea for me and became a solution when I had this problem with a wheelbarrow tubeless tire about 3 or 4 years ago. Unfortunately, there are so many people in the world that the odds of someone coming up with the same or similar idea is extremely high especially with today's world populations. That makes it difficult to come up with an "original" idea before someone else.An example is a man by the name of Elisha Gray. He invented a "harmonic telegraph" that could transmit musical tones but not speech. This was at the same time Alexander Graham Bell invented his "harmonic telegraph" which could also transmit musical tones but in addition it could transmit "vocal sounds".That was a close call on who got the patent. Had Gray's invention been able to transmit "vocal sounds" then we all would have been talking on a Gray telephone instead of a Bell Telephone! It would have been Ma Gray instead of Ma Bell and the rest is history!

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  • diaaamin, very creative! I like your re-use of parts from the old hair dryers. I like to re-use motors and parts from old appliances. I have a couple of old hair dryers. I need to use one of them to build a "tube man". Gary

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  • Ham It Up commented on Ham It Up's instructable Gear Thangy Spinner

    Thanks for the positive comment! I'm still new at this so, I've been updating my instructable to make it easier to follow. I'm thinking about adding a video of how I built it in Tinkercad.

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  • Ham It Up commented on Sparker94's instructable Tube Radio Restoration

    Excellent paint job! How did you get the clean lines between the two different colors?

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  • Linn,Another great idea using concrete! I like playing around with LEDs. I'll make a couple of these. I thought about making a cavity just large enough, in the top, concrete block where I could install a push button on/off switch. Install a small piece of tubing (plastic) during the molding process for the wiring to run through. I would glue the switch in place. (polyurethane glue!)Gary

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  • Hi darbinorvar,Thisis the first video, of yours, that I've viewed. Very, very good! I have fourmajor points to make about your project and presentation.First,I have to compliment you on your creativeness and "thinking outside thebox". Most of us, as adults, lose that skill but can renew it by buildingprojects like yours. Second,your project lends itself to experimenting, renewing our "thinking outsidethe box" skills along with learning about the physics of sound. One couldchange the shape, depth, and size of the concrete block and its enclosure, on atrial and error basis, to determine which parameters give the best or desiredsound.Third,your mechanical skills are excellent! I like your wooden mold idea and usingthe veggie oil to prevent the concrete from sticking to th…

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    Hi darbinorvar,Thisis the first video, of yours, that I've viewed. Very, very good! I have fourmajor points to make about your project and presentation.First,I have to compliment you on your creativeness and "thinking outside thebox". Most of us, as adults, lose that skill but can renew it by buildingprojects like yours. Second,your project lends itself to experimenting, renewing our "thinking outsidethe box" skills along with learning about the physics of sound. One couldchange the shape, depth, and size of the concrete block and its enclosure, on atrial and error basis, to determine which parameters give the best or desiredsound.Third,your mechanical skills are excellent! I like your wooden mold idea and usingthe veggie oil to prevent the concrete from sticking to the wood. I also likeusing the blue tape to assemble and hold your final enclosure together whilethe glue dries. Miter joints can be very difficult to assemble but you'vesimplified it for this project. Fourth,your video and presentation, of your project, from your initial idea, drawings, and your failures, plus successes, that led to a final tangibleworking product was excellent! You've included the very details needed toachieve success in duplicating your passive speaker cube.Iwill be making and experimenting with different cubes.Thanks,Gary

    Hi darbinorvar,This is the first video, of yours, that I've viewed. Very, very good job! I have four major points to make about your project and presentation.First, I want to compliment you on your creativeness and "thinking outside the box". Most of us, as adults, lose that skill but can renew it by building projects like yours and others who present their ideas on Instructables.Second, your project lends itself to experimenting and renewing our "thinking outside the box" skills along with learning something about the physics of sound. One could change the shape, depth, and size, of the concrete cube and its enclosure, on a trial and error basis, to determine which parameters give the best or desired results.Third, your mechanical skills are excellent! I like your woo…

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    Hi darbinorvar,This is the first video, of yours, that I've viewed. Very, very good job! I have four major points to make about your project and presentation.First, I want to compliment you on your creativeness and "thinking outside the box". Most of us, as adults, lose that skill but can renew it by building projects like yours and others who present their ideas on Instructables.Second, your project lends itself to experimenting and renewing our "thinking outside the box" skills along with learning something about the physics of sound. One could change the shape, depth, and size, of the concrete cube and its enclosure, on a trial and error basis, to determine which parameters give the best or desired results.Third, your mechanical skills are excellent! I like your wooden mold idea and using the veggie oil to prevent the concrete from sticking to the surfaces of the mold and the plastic wine cup. I also like the idea of using the blue tape to assemble and hold your final enclosure together, while the glue dries. Miter joints can be difficult to assemble but you've simplified that step for this project.Fourth, your video and presentation, of your project, from your initial idea, drawings, failures and successes, that led to a final tangible working product was excellent! You've included the very details needed to achieve success in duplicating your passive speaker cube.I will be making one and experimenting with different sizes and shapes.Thanks and keep making more great projects!Gary

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