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Thanks for this. I troll the newsletter and this caught my eye. I have a couple of these in good shape full of electronics bits and the smell of old perfume. I won't be doing a makeover for myself, but there is a maker in the family who might be interested. Only about 2.5K clicks away....
The project so far. The temperature went up to -3°C I've added a longer bolt, but it's too late to check the clearance. Once it's a go I'll loctite the threads.Parts - White computer Face plateThe head - socket, swivel, camera mount from a cheap flexible legged tripod.#10-32 x 1.5" bolt to connect to camera mount head2 #10-32 hex nutsspacer tubes from my junk pile, to provide clearance for tightening lugRubber foot with one sided adhesive to stick to windshield better (later)Loctite(later)
What Timing! I've had this project on the back burner till the temperature rises above freezing. -30C and no garage just don't cut it for this kind of work. The suction cup still works on mine, but only in summer. The roof lining approach was what I'd decided on too. I like the spring idea, I'll remember that if my prototype doesn't work. Before my previous dash cam was stolen, I used to lay it on a couple of heavy mitts on the dash and then flip the video if I really wanted to see it.Thanks, I'll try to post mine when I get around to it.Saltidae
Yours is a slicker easier fix than mine was. I used sheet aluminum scavenged from an army warehouse wall to brace the bottom and a screw or two for the top. It was still in one piece when I went back two years later. The grinder was for trimming the edges of the aluminum. ( I was beyond caring about aluminum stuck in the grit )
Thanks for the hints. I've replaced blown caps in power supplies before, but not for a 'brick' laptop adapter. I have a couple taken apart, and was about to give up on them. I'll give the repairs another shot. Tracing and repairing broken leads has worked in the past, but knowing which component is shot stumps me. With hard to access caps, I've sometimes destroyed the blown capacitor, left the leads in the board then soldered to the stumps.
Great idea! Not all of us have spectrometers, but think of the times some fiddly little non magnetic object has fallen into a hard to reach spot. I've added it to my "to make" list. As it happens, I saw something very similar in a catalog recently. I'll post the location if I run across it again, and no, it wasn't a snake catching stick or the glorified 3 pronged pickle grabber. ( I already have several of those )
I'd forgotten about this one. I had the mice in mind. The picture looked brighter when I took it.. but the backdrop of a fossil and Opa's book end might have been distracting. It was an AWESOME wedding!
The creativity that comes out of Whitehorse never ceases to amaze me! Do I see a small figure with a yellow helmet at the helm of the ship?