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  • Maxxron commented on oliverb's instructable Arduino Perpetual Calendar Clock5 months ago
    Arduino Perpetual Calendar Clock

    I just think this is monumentally superb. Since I don't live near the ocean, a moon clock would have been better for myself, but this clock is absolutely brilliant in its design and execution. What a wonderful item it is.

    This has to be my favorite instructable of all time. What an utterly amazing finished product! I am truly in awe.

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  • Maxxron commented on dohoss's instructable How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt6 months ago
    How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt

    I have to learn to stop correcting others regarding stuff with no real consequences for their errors. it is a curse.

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  • Maxxron commented on dohoss's instructable How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt8 months ago
    How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt

    As stated earlier, Ranger Rolls take up more space than folded shirts due to the wasted air space between the rolls.

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  • Maxxron commented on dohoss's instructable How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt8 months ago
    How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt

    I can certainly understand packing tightly to keep cargo from shifting in flight when you are shipping a platoon or larger's worth of equipment. I don't see how this is beneficial for an individual in a civilian setting. When you think about it, rolling shirts this way creates a space between the rolls that wouldn't exist if they were just folded and flat-packed, so the rolls actually take up more space than flat packing. In a bug-out situation, keeping your shirts neat would be the least of your concerns. Also, if you have several shirts of similar colors with printed designs, you couldn't tell which shirt was the design that you wanted to wear if they were all rolled this way. I can see how this would be handy when packing a backpack, but for routine daily life, I see more negatives t...

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    I can certainly understand packing tightly to keep cargo from shifting in flight when you are shipping a platoon or larger's worth of equipment. I don't see how this is beneficial for an individual in a civilian setting. When you think about it, rolling shirts this way creates a space between the rolls that wouldn't exist if they were just folded and flat-packed, so the rolls actually take up more space than flat packing. In a bug-out situation, keeping your shirts neat would be the least of your concerns. Also, if you have several shirts of similar colors with printed designs, you couldn't tell which shirt was the design that you wanted to wear if they were all rolled this way. I can see how this would be handy when packing a backpack, but for routine daily life, I see more negatives than positives for rolling shirts this way. Creating a shirt folding board custom sized to match your available drawer space would make much more sense and eliminate the air gaps between rolls so the shirts would take up less space than when rolled. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oukO2qD4Os

    If I am seeing this properly, when you do the Ranger Roll the only thing you see is the bottom 3" of the shirt, so there is no way to let the design show. The shirt folding board is the same method used by Sheldon Cooper, only if you make your own folder you can design it to get the exact size of finished folded shirt that you want instead of settling for whatever size the manufacturer thinks you should have. I made one that folded to 1/3 the size of my drawer then folded the finished tee in half to create 6 stacks of tees that fit perfectly in my available drawer space. There is certainly nothing wrong with doing Ranger Rolls if someone thinks that they would work better for their individual situation.

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  • Maxxron commented on dohoss's instructable How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt8 months ago
    How to Ranger Roll a T-Shirt

    Perhaps, but the mass of the shirt is the same no matter how you fold or roll it. It will take up the same amount of space no matter how you do it. I can appreciate the neatness of it, but I wouldn't want to spend 10x the time of folding just to make it look nicer. If you really want to save space, the only way to do so is to vacuum pack it.

    I can fold a tee shirt in under 5 seconds and then roll it to save space. I don't understand what is gained by going through this much time and trouble just to make a bundle.

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  • Maxxron commented on JON-A-TRON's instructable Sheet Metal Fireplace8 months ago
    Sheet Metal Fireplace

    I am already thinking about redoing the design using cement blocks since I don't have access to either a waterjet or a sheet metal brake.

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  • Maxxron commented on jen7714's instructable How to Make Homemade Soy Milk1 year ago
    How to Make Homemade Soy Milk

    i use a Soyajoy G4 automatic soy milk maker, which is well worth the investment if you are going to continuously make soy milk at home as I do. It will also make soy milk from dry soybeans, which I prefer out of convenience. It also seems to me that the soy milk made from dry soybeans doesn't go bad as quickly as that made from soaked beans. I add 4 ounces by weight of non-GMO soybeans and 1/4 cup of old fashioned oatmeal to the milk maker, add the water to between the marks and start the cycle. Once it is done, I strain the mixture through a very fine mesh strainer that is provided with the G4. I usually strain it twice to get as much pulp out as possible. I strain it into a 2 quart plastic pitcher and add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger, and two packets of sweetener (...

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    i use a Soyajoy G4 automatic soy milk maker, which is well worth the investment if you are going to continuously make soy milk at home as I do. It will also make soy milk from dry soybeans, which I prefer out of convenience. It also seems to me that the soy milk made from dry soybeans doesn't go bad as quickly as that made from soaked beans. I add 4 ounces by weight of non-GMO soybeans and 1/4 cup of old fashioned oatmeal to the milk maker, add the water to between the marks and start the cycle. Once it is done, I strain the mixture through a very fine mesh strainer that is provided with the G4. I usually strain it twice to get as much pulp out as possible. I strain it into a 2 quart plastic pitcher and add 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon of ginger, and two packets of sweetener (I use the stuff in the yellow packets), stir it together, add enough water to bring the level up to the bottom of the pour spout, and swish it together to mix. The ginger counters the "grassy" taste of the soy. I have also found that the taste improves considerably once it is chilled and has sat overnight. It is remarkably close to cow's milk in taste, texture, and appearance. I use it exactly as one would use cow's milk with no appreciable difference, including using it in coffee. To make a thicker coffee creamer, I add 3 heaping tablespoons of powdered coffee creamer to 1 1/2 cups of the hot soy milk and store in the refrigerator.

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  • Make Basic Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera For Cheap ! Convert Any Camera Into Infrared Thermal Camera

    I agree with a previous poster who could not get the lens to come apart. I purchased this exact model from eBay purely to modify it into an IR camera. I had no problems until the time came to separate the lens. Mine broke into pieces as well. Simply "remove the collimating lens" doesn't cut it when the collimating lens is impossible to separate from the main lens without destroying it.

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