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Electronic and Woodworking hobbyist. Also been dabbling in 3D printing recently
  • JimS282 commented on thomasj152's instructable "Easy" Infinity Cube
    "Easy" Infinity Cube

    That is what I used. Worked fine

    One thing that may help. Do not go cheap on the wire you use. Spring for silicone coated wire (28 to 32ga). It is much more flexible and will help keep you solder joints from popping loose. Always tin both the wires and pads b4 soldering. Also Note: I made a "wiring Jig" from my first failed print of the cube. Just a corner of the cube that I taped LED strips to in proper orientation before soldering.

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  • JimS282 commented on thomasj152's instructable "Easy" Infinity Cube
    "Easy" Infinity Cube

    John - Try this...https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4173714/files

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  • JimS282 commented on 陳亮's instructable Breadboard Wire Helper
    Breadboard Wire Helper

    Great little project. Printing one up now.Hey, I love the idea of the battery powered breadboard. I assumed this is 3d printed as well. Is there a model available for it?

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  • JimS282 made the instructable "Easy" Infinity Cube
    "Easy" Infinity Cube

    Fun little project. I only got to enjoy the first one for a couple of minutes until the wife decided it was hers. So, I had to make another one. I didn't change much of the electronics other then adding a jack for a power plug and an on/off switch. I did modify the 3D print quite a bit adding lower struts to allow printing without the use of supports. I also incorporated the base to house all the electronics. I would really like to see more light patterns developed/shared.

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  • WiFi 7 Segment LED Clock

    ChristineNZ,This looks to be a great project. I've done a dozen or so Nixie clocks (mostly from kits), but I want to give this a try. I might be in way over my head, since I do not have a ton of Arduino experience. I hoping I can count on your instructions, and the numerous other in the Instructable family to get me through this. I've ordered most of the components that I didn't already have, but, I having trouble with the LEDs. The ones I have are likely going to be too large for this project. I have a set of really nice 4" leds, but they take 10v to 12v to fire. I may have to give up on these, unless you have an idea how to get the extra voltage to them.Thanks for all you effort here. People like you really help in keeping and old man like me actively engaged in fun and challen…

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    ChristineNZ,This looks to be a great project. I've done a dozen or so Nixie clocks (mostly from kits), but I want to give this a try. I might be in way over my head, since I do not have a ton of Arduino experience. I hoping I can count on your instructions, and the numerous other in the Instructable family to get me through this. I've ordered most of the components that I didn't already have, but, I having trouble with the LEDs. The ones I have are likely going to be too large for this project. I have a set of really nice 4" leds, but they take 10v to 12v to fire. I may have to give up on these, unless you have an idea how to get the extra voltage to them.Thanks for all you effort here. People like you really help in keeping and old man like me actively engaged in fun and challenging projects.JB

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  •  U-M-R-O: Uranium-glass-marble-ring-oscillator

    Aeon, Thanks for the prompts reply.For me, the cheapest part is the one you already have :-) Especially when there is nowhere to buy parts locally and parts outta China take 6 to12 weeks to be delivered. But, all things equal, I completely agree that resistor swap is by far the BEST way to vary the speed. One issue I have been fighting though is no matter what I do, I always seem to have at let one LED not be a bright as the others. I've swapped out LEDs, resistors, and caps. Any ideas why this is happening. I'm guessing it is just something odd I am overlooking.Thanks again, I am looking forward to your future projects.JB

    Sure, I can send you a PCB. Just send me a mailing address. Probably best to send that to my email.JimBobNW<at>gmail<dot>com Once I have your email addy I will also attach a copy to the Gerber file, so to can edit/ create as may as you wish.

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  •  U-M-R-O: Uranium-glass-marble-ring-oscillator

    Just FYI - You can slow down the spinning by changing out the Caps. Change from .47µF to 1.0µF will slow down the spin about 50%. And No, I'm not that smart, I just ran out of .47µF caps and tried a couple different values. So, you was only half wrong .

    Been a fun, and educational project. I took the opportunity to design both a custom PCB and 3D printed mount.

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  • Looks like a fun little project, Good Job...Have you considered making up kits to offer for sale? I think I have most of the parts, except for the Particle Proton (not quite sure what that even is). I would be interested in a kit which includes all the electronics, including a programmed board (my weak point). I might also consider purchasing the printed parts kit, since both of my 3d printers are currently down.Thanks JB

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  • JimS282 commented on BuenaTec's instructable DIY - Magnetic Connectors

    Great idea...I am curious about what effect, if any at all the magnetic field has on the battery itself or the flow of current.

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  • I built the kit. There were no big surprises, just don't forget to jump the two through holes near the power jack. User manual/instructions would be a nice addition.QUESTION:Does anyone know if the date and/or the temperature can be switched to US standard? i.e temperature in Fahrenheit and the date display in MM:DD:YY

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