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  • Home Made BFO Metal Detector

    Hi,I'd like to make this, but I'm just a bit confused. You say "A medicine bottle from CVS pharmacy. this bottle is about 31cm diameter in the bottom and about 32cm at the top, without lid." Sounds like a huge bottle! Is that a typo? Did you mean 3.1 cm diameter at bottom and 3.2 cm at top? Or did you mean 31 mm and 32 mm , which is the same as above? Thanks for the project info. Regards, James

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  • Home Made BFO Metal Detector ADDENDUM

    Hi jreidko,Thanks for getting back to me, and for the information. I tried this before but had trouble winding the coil, thinking I needed to somehow get 125 turns on a small gluestick as on easytreasure/Thomas Kim's one on YouTube. Great to hear that you managed to get it working with around 70 turns. If I try it again and fail, I might ask you for advice again if that's ok? Hopefully it'll work! Thanks again & Happy Christmas!Cheers,🎅

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  • Home Made BFO Metal Detector ADDENDUM

    I couldn't fit more than about 70 turns on the gluestick with no overlapping. Is it ok to overlap the coils on the 2cm glue stick? How many turns did you use 125 or 185 of what mm wire? Thanks a million , James

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  • Silversalmon commented on randofo's instructable Jar Lantern

    Hi Randofo,Sorry for delay in getting back to you. I DID manage to get the circuit working and made a really nice jar lantern that works perfectly.Thanks a million for all your help.Kind regards,Silversalmon

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  • Obviously this is a scam at this stage - nobody else has reported that it worked for them either. Why waste people's time with rubbish RazorG? Genuine instructables only please!

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  • Silversalmon commented on randofo's instructable Jar Lantern

    Hi Randofo, Great instructable and excellent work.Unfortunately,I have been trying to copy this project trying loads of different disposable cameras. when I very carefully cut a brand new working 12 W CFL bulb open it would not light at all. I did get an intact 3.5 LED lamp to light brightly but it's strobing ALL the time at a constant rate (at about 1Hz or slightly less). I can't get it to light continuously no matter where I place the bulb contacts. When I tried another unopened CFL it worked but strobed again, no continuous light. I carefully opened another CFL without breaking the glass. Snipped off the pcb and sanded and paired the 4 wires etc - no joy!I I have tried Kodak, Le Box AgfaFoto Fujifilm etc cameras every which way. Any ideas? I'm in Ireland. Is it possible that all dispo…

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    Hi Randofo, Great instructable and excellent work.Unfortunately,I have been trying to copy this project trying loads of different disposable cameras. when I very carefully cut a brand new working 12 W CFL bulb open it would not light at all. I did get an intact 3.5 LED lamp to light brightly but it's strobing ALL the time at a constant rate (at about 1Hz or slightly less). I can't get it to light continuously no matter where I place the bulb contacts. When I tried another unopened CFL it worked but strobed again, no continuous light. I carefully opened another CFL without breaking the glass. Snipped off the pcb and sanded and paired the 4 wires etc - no joy!I I have tried Kodak, Le Box AgfaFoto Fujifilm etc cameras every which way. Any ideas? I'm in Ireland. Is it possible that all disposable cameras sold in Europe have different circuitry which pulse the high voltage unlike the ones sold in the US? I would have thought that that would be unlikely. I would be most grateful if you could tell me how I can get a CFL to light continuously. Thanks,JamesShow less

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