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  • PeterJ155 commented on jlaake's instructable Airplane Prop Car Accessory 8 months ago
    Airplane Prop Car Accessory

    In the UK it is not illegal to add a bonnet mascot. but the law says:- Regulation 53 Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 states: "No mascot, emblem or other ornamental object shall be carried by a motor vehicle first used on or after 1 October 1937 in any position where it is likely to strike any person with whom the vehicle may collide unless the mascot is not liable to cause injury to such person by reason of any projection theron."Section 40A Road Traffic Act 1988 as amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991 states: "a person is guilty of an offence if he uses, or causes or permits another to use, a motor vehicle.... on a road when.... the condition of the vehicle..., or of its accessories or equipment.... is such that the use of the motor vehicle.... invo...

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    In the UK it is not illegal to add a bonnet mascot. but the law says:- Regulation 53 Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 states: "No mascot, emblem or other ornamental object shall be carried by a motor vehicle first used on or after 1 October 1937 in any position where it is likely to strike any person with whom the vehicle may collide unless the mascot is not liable to cause injury to such person by reason of any projection theron."Section 40A Road Traffic Act 1988 as amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991 states: "a person is guilty of an offence if he uses, or causes or permits another to use, a motor vehicle.... on a road when.... the condition of the vehicle..., or of its accessories or equipment.... is such that the use of the motor vehicle.... involves a danger of injury to any person."I suspect that your propeller would be in breach of both of these regulations.In any case, most modern cars have rounded, sloped fronts to minimize the damage to pedestrians should they be involved in an accident. This device does the opposite IMHO. You would also be liable to pay damages in court.

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  • PeterJ155 commented on arianabauer's instructable Neatly Storing Sewing Patterns1 year ago
    Neatly Storing Sewing Patterns

    Good idea, particularly if you have either traced your size pieces onto another sheet pf paper to save cutting the original, or you have created new, altered pattern pieces in order to get a better fit.

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  • PeterJ155 commented on nabzim's instructable Glowing Demon Eyes (That Can Blink!)1 year ago
    Glowing Demon Eyes (That Can Blink!)

    Great idea, but if you want to scatter the eyes around your garden the wires might get a bit long. Therefore I've come up with a simple 555 timer astable circuit that runs off a 9V battery (or almost any set of cells that give over about 4.5V). It only blinks 2 eyes at a time, but it's cheap and you can quickly make multiples.For a starting setupR1 = 1MR2 = 100KR3 = 330 (depends on Vcc)C1 = 4.7 uFC2 = 0.01 uF (any small value you have to hand will do, I used 0.022 uF)Vcc = 9VAdjust both R3 to give approximately 20 mA through each diode (R3 = (Vcc - 2) / 0.02R1, R2 and C1 give about 5 seconds with a 0.5 sec blink. Increase C1 to get a longer cycle. To a first degree of approximation R2 adjusts the blink time, R1 the overall cycle time.

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  • PeterJ155 commented on MaxPower1977's instructable How to Make a Rocket Stove1 year ago
    How to Make a Rocket Stove

    Reminds me of the "cooker" my late father used as an army cook in WW2 in Iran. Same general shape, but scaled up about 10 fold. It had one continuous sheet of 1/4 in. steel about 6 ft long as the roof of a brick tunnel (the hot plate) with a 6 ft chimney at one end and a crude oil burner at the other. On a good day he claimed they could get flames out of the top of the chimney and burn through the 1/4 in steel in a couple of weeks.

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  • PeterJ155 commented on LoganW22's instructable Make a Solar Powered Bug Robot2 years ago
    Make a Solar Powered Bug Robot

    Slight problem with this design. The TC54VC in a TO92 package is obsolete. Neither DigiKey, Mouser, Alibaba, Bangood, Ebay nor Amazon have any stock of the 2.7V threshold version. You can still get it in SOT23 package, and there are a few TO92 around with different thresholds. Maybe consider redesigning it with a 2 transistor schmitt trigger?

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  • Turning on LED Strips for Christmas!

    Nice festive project.Some RGB strips have different connectors, for example, mine has 4 pins (male) directly on the end of the strip, no wires. A circuit diagram would help sort out what changes I need to make.

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  • PeterJ155 commented on jainrk's instructable Programming a HTTP Server on ESP-8266-12E2 years ago
    Programming a HTTP Server on ESP-8266-12E

    I tried this with an original Wemos D1 as well (not the D1R2) and got a compile error message.Instead of#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>WiFiServer server(80); //Initialize the server on Port 80I needed to use#include <ESP8266WiFi.h>#include <WiFiClient.h>#include <ESP8266WebServer.h>#include <ESP8266mDNS.h>ESP8266WebServer server ( 80 );But even then, it failed when I added the lineWiFiClient client = server.available();error : 'class ESP8266WebServer' has no member named 'available'What other changes did you make to get it to work?

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  • How to Convert Water Into Fuel by Building a DIY Oxyhydrogen Generator

    Apart from lots of practical details such as you are putting in more energy than you will ever get out and the hydrogen leakage. You appear to be collecting both the oxygen and the hydrogen together in the perfect ratio to make water ... explosively.One little spark, overheating or flash back and your storage container (and you) will be the envy of NASA! Sorry, but this is potentially very dangerous.

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  • PeterJ155 commented on Yonatan24's instructable Impossible Screw in a Block of Wood2 years ago
    Impossible Screw in a Block of Wood

    Or you could make your own plywood out of veneers. Either cut them on a band saw or buy thickish ones, then clamp 5 or 7 pieces up dry, drill the holes, cut a slot for the screw in the centre 3 layers slightly smaller than the screw. then glue and clamp tight with the screw in position. This should force the wood into the screw threads to make it look as if it had been screwed there. You could also use a solid metal ring to make it look even more impossible.

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  • PeterJ155 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable Unusual Uses for Zip Ties2 years ago
    Unusual Uses for Zip Ties

    You can get flush cut pliers. They are used in electronics assembly and jewellery making, but can be had pretty cheaply. Just enter "flush cut pliers" into Amazon's search bar (other web sites are available).

    In addition to No9, I use them to train apple trees into espalier form (horizontal branches on wires). I use the re-adjustable type so that they can be eased as the branches grow in diameter.

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  • PeterJ155 commented on makjosher's instructable The Anywhere Outlet3 years ago
    The Anywhere Outlet

    OK, my bad, I'm not familiar with Leviton products here in the UK and didn't realise it had the necessary power conversion built in.

    I'm not sure that wiring mains to USB sockets is a good idea! If it's for powering / charging gadgets it should be 5V DC not 110 / 240 V AC. Mains would damage most USB devices. Also USB sockets and wiring are not rated for mains voltages.

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  • PeterJ155 commented on shapespeare's instructable 3d scan anything using just a camera3 years ago
    3d scan anything using just a camera

    Autodesk Memento is now known as Autodesk ReMake and there is a monthly fee of $30 ($300 yearly)

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