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  • RobotFarmer commented on Never boring Never bored's instructable The Christmas Box3 months ago
    The Christmas Box

    So cool. Going to make some now. As I've only seen this instructable, you may have thought of these ideas already but here goes anyway. Ideas for thought.FOR WHOM: For newly weds to get to know each other better. 25th/50th wedding anniversary to take the couple down memory lane. Like you, for kids to have an adventure together and off of the electronics. A box passed down to someone through their "Will" to remind them of the good times they had together. I would treasure one of these from my grandpa. Oh how I wish he was still here. We would be having a blast now. But at least I can still use his tools. MODIFICATION: "Keys." You used rectangular pendents. Taking it to the next level. Making (say for the couples) heart shape pendents that are directionally ...

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    So cool. Going to make some now. As I've only seen this instructable, you may have thought of these ideas already but here goes anyway. Ideas for thought.FOR WHOM: For newly weds to get to know each other better. 25th/50th wedding anniversary to take the couple down memory lane. Like you, for kids to have an adventure together and off of the electronics. A box passed down to someone through their "Will" to remind them of the good times they had together. I would treasure one of these from my grandpa. Oh how I wish he was still here. We would be having a blast now. But at least I can still use his tools. MODIFICATION: "Keys." You used rectangular pendents. Taking it to the next level. Making (say for the couples) heart shape pendents that are directionally specific with grooves cut on the back side like a real key. (Made a quick ugly proto type for you to see what I mean). Next: I think that there will come a time when either the battery drains out or you get tired of working the combination every time you need to make an adjustment. You should consider drilling a very small hole on the outside that connects with the plunger of the solenoid. Just big enough for a straight pen or a small paperclip. The idea is like ejecting a CD out of the computer. Then cover it with a decorative piece so as not to be accidentally discovered. Maybe hiding it under one of the brads you nailed on the side. Take the middle brad out and push in a longer pin to by-pass the lock. If you keep it that discreet then only you know and it won't spoil it for future use. Lastly for now. As I said before, you may have made these changes on the other boxes but I would've stayed with the screws on the switches so you could "change" the combination later. Anyway having lots of fun thinking about making my own boxes. Thanks to all who have inspired you and who now inspire me.

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  • RobotFarmer commented on neslo63's instructable 3 Shop Organization Ideas 3 months ago
    3 Shop Organization Ideas

    Thanks for the kind reply. If you ever do any Instructable on wooden puzzles, "Pandora's" boxes, games, car or the such, please give me a shout out. txcowboyelectric@gmail.comI'd love to make them. Had a military family living here who moved back East. Going to be building a "farm" doll house for their daughter (including John Deer tractors, Sprayer, hay balers, plows and the likes.) We mostly grow Wheat and Cotton around here. When the Cotton is ready to pick, the fields are white like it snowed. We call that Oklahoma snow. So long for now my friends.

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  • RobotFarmer commented on neslo63's instructable 3 Shop Organization Ideas 3 months ago
    3 Shop Organization Ideas

    Hello Sir.First. Thanks for taking the time to write this Instructable. Like the last poster, most folks don't get to do this kind of stuff for a living so space is an issue. I'm blessed as I have access to my dad's old barn to play in. I say play because dad always said, "Son, find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life." I love being semi retired. I know that I will never be a "professional" wood worker as I don't do my projects for monetary pay. I find the most joy when I have my Cub Scouts come out to the farm and learn a little about farm life and woodworking. So thanks for sharing your time with me and my scouts.Speaking of sharing. Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks of the trade. (More things I can pass onto my scouts) I may not build a p...

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    Hello Sir.First. Thanks for taking the time to write this Instructable. Like the last poster, most folks don't get to do this kind of stuff for a living so space is an issue. I'm blessed as I have access to my dad's old barn to play in. I say play because dad always said, "Son, find a job you love and you'll never work a day in your life." I love being semi retired. I know that I will never be a "professional" wood worker as I don't do my projects for monetary pay. I find the most joy when I have my Cub Scouts come out to the farm and learn a little about farm life and woodworking. So thanks for sharing your time with me and my scouts.Speaking of sharing. Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks of the trade. (More things I can pass onto my scouts) I may not build a pipe clamp cart but I can always use some aspect of it in a project. The storage unit would be great if I had enough wall space to build it on. I guess ol' Bessy the tractor will have to scoot over now. LOL But you did build something that I've always struggled with. I may or may not build a bar clamp cart as well but now I KNOW how to cut a long taper with a table saw. If grandpa was still alive, he could've taught me. The military does have a way of keeping away from home. So now I have to rely on friends I've never met to teach me things so I can teach them to my scouts. Seems like I've read that in the Bible somewhere. Something about helping one another. So my friend. Thanks for sharing and thanks for caring. I'll be watching for more projects from you. Sincerely Cubmaster Perry. PS The look on a kindergartener's face when they realize that the tongue of the cow that they've been hand feeding for the first time is 27 ft long and it's wrapping around their whole arm is priceless. 90% of all my scouts are city folk. Anyway thanks again.

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  • RobotFarmer commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0025: Flair Ware1 year ago
    HackerBox 0025: Flair Ware

    RustinR. I used your video link. He is a fast talker but I've got mine running. Much easier and a lot less hassle. Thanks so much for sharing.

    RustinR used your video link. Works great and a lot less hassle. Thanks so much. Now on to the next step.

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  • Analog Clock With LED Matrix and Arduino

    Hello. Just wanted to thank you for this Instructable. Here's a picture of mine. It now joins the group as "# 7." I decided to use a Nano as I don't have any spare Uno left. I really enjoyed making it. Thanks again.

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  • RobotFarmer commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0024: Vision Quest1 year ago
    HackerBox 0024: Vision Quest

    I used one of the long silver screws. I put the head side next to the servo with the threads pointed out through the servo bracket. Then I put the brass bearing inside the U shape bracket and the threads sticking through that. I finished it up with a nut.

    Hello All. If you just want to test to see if the cam is working try going to http://www.testmycam.net You will need to have Adobe Flash Player installed. Enjoy!

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  • RobotFarmer commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBox 0023: Digital Airwaves1 year ago
    HackerBox 0023: Digital Airwaves

    Same here on Win 7

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  • 12 Hr Binary Clock, Hours and Minutes Only, DS1307 RTC, I2C, Arduino-Nano

    Just a note to go with that. I've had it going for a few days now and it's keeping the correct time. I'll post some pictures of final product when it's finished. Thanks so much. It's been lots of fun.

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  • 12 Hr Binary Clock, Hours and Minutes Only, DS1307 RTC, I2C, Arduino-Nano

    Hello Sir. I've finally got the clock working on the breadboard. Had to do some rewiring (switches) and much reading and studying (in between my farming). Now to finalize it into a permanent container. Thanks so much for making the original and inspiring the rest of us too. I'll post a picture of the final product when it's complete.

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  • RobotFarmer commented on tomatoskins's instructable Bolts in a Bottle2 years ago
    Bolts in a Bottle

    Hello. Love this idea. Something to consider using is a strong magnet to line up the bolts and nuts. I say a big one for the bottom to hold all the extras out of the way. Then a smaller one to move everything around with. Could help you get them buggers to the neck easer. I'll have to try it when I get time to make one.

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  • 12 Hr Binary Clock, Hours and Minutes Only, DS1307 RTC, I2C, Arduino-Nano

    Mr_fidLove the clock. Built it on a breadboard. Having problems with code. I would like for you to take a look and see where I'm off. What's a good way to send it to you? I've copied some of the errors for you to get a brief glimpse. C:\User\Snoopy's_blah_blah_blah\documents\arduino\_12_Hr_Binary_Clock\_12_Hr_Binary_Clock.ino: In function 'Void Loop'()':_12_Hr_Binary_Clock:43: Error: 'tmElements_t' was not declared in this scope tmElements_t tm; ^_12_Hr_Binary_Clock:44: error: 'RTC' was not declared in scope if (RTC.read(tm)) ^There are more errors than that, but it's a good example to start with. Some of the post talk about the RTC Library. I believe I've installed them in the library correctly. (IDE; Sketch; drop down menu; include library DS1307RTC) (download Zip. IDE;...

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    Mr_fidLove the clock. Built it on a breadboard. Having problems with code. I would like for you to take a look and see where I'm off. What's a good way to send it to you? I've copied some of the errors for you to get a brief glimpse. C:\User\Snoopy's_blah_blah_blah\documents\arduino\_12_Hr_Binary_Clock\_12_Hr_Binary_Clock.ino: In function 'Void Loop'()':_12_Hr_Binary_Clock:43: Error: 'tmElements_t' was not declared in this scope tmElements_t tm; ^_12_Hr_Binary_Clock:44: error: 'RTC' was not declared in scope if (RTC.read(tm)) ^There are more errors than that, but it's a good example to start with. Some of the post talk about the RTC Library. I believe I've installed them in the library correctly. (IDE; Sketch; drop down menu; include library DS1307RTC) (download Zip. IDE; Sketch; drop down menu; Include library; Add .Zip Library)Know it has to be a programing / library issue. The problem is I'm learning this all the hard way. No formal classes or instructors just a few books (Programming Arduino, Simon Monk)Any help would be both great and educational. (chalk one more up for hard knocks)Thanks

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  • RobotFarmer commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal2 years ago
    HackerBoxes 0016: Cellular Metal

    I have an interesting observation. Last month HB sent us Go-Cubes to try. Now this month we are sent a "Hack the Planet" squeeze toy. Could it be that they think we are still feeling the affects from the Go-Cubes? Which make me wonder what's on tap for next month. "Things that make you go Hummmmmmmm!!!!!" Still HB'es are exciting and fun. Keep up the great work.

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  • RobotFarmer commented on HackerBoxes's instructable HackerBoxes 0012: Digital Logic2 years ago
    HackerBoxes 0012: Digital Logic

    Hi. First off. Thanks to all who have worked so hard putting this project together. I know that I'm lacking in the imagination department but what can I use all this in. Last months project I was able to use it for a scouting project. I understand the circuit well enough but I go back to what can I use it in. Can I incorporate into a circuit to count up or down? Maybe some sort of a clock? I don't know. Any ideas or help would be great. Thanks again to the folks who put it together.

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  • Controlling LED matrix array with Arduino Uno (Arduino powered robot face)

    Ok I get it. I'll give it a whorl. Thanks again.

    Thanks again for you help. I got it going. So cool and Learning a little more on programming.

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  • Controlling LED matrix array with Arduino Uno (Arduino powered robot face)

    Bugging you one more time. Plan "A" 8x8 not working so well but for Plan "B" I also bought an 8x8 by 4 long ( SainSmart MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module 4 in one for Arduino ). At the end of your sketch you write "characters must be declared rotated 90 degrees ..." As I am new to this and want to have this ready for Scouts on Tuesday, How do I declare the rotation? Thanks so much for your help.

    IgorF2I've gotten all the parts in but was wondering if this project will work with a Arduino Pro Mini? No big deal if it doesn't. I have only one extra Duo but a couple extra Pro Mini'sThanks for all your (and your teams) work.

    Bugging you one more time. Plan "A" 8x8's not working so well. I guess I went too cheap on parts. However Plan "B" I also bought (at the same time) a " SainSmart MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module 4 in one for Arduino ". At the end of your sketch you wrote "Characters must be declared rotated 90 degrees..." As I am new to this and want to have this ready for Scouts on Tuesday, How do I declare the rotation? Your help is VERY much appecerated.

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  • Controlling LED matrix array with Arduino Uno (Arduino powered robot face)

    IgorF2I got the parts on order. Can't wait to put build it. Going to use it in a pumpkin for my Cub Scouts. Thanks for your hard work. I'm just getting started myself.

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