Awesome idea and design! Glad you won the pet challenge! I was rooting for you (if it wasn't going to be me) :P
Marble Photography Backdrop
Lo siento, nunca he usado rtc. El reloj funciona bien para este proyecto.
Thanks, glad you like it! I was surprised it turned out so well :D
That's awesome! So glad you were able to make it. It looks great!
The cement that I used to hold the gems into the stone is a UV cure glue by Visbella (link in supply section). It's surprisingly strong!
Thanks for the suggestion! I think that would really help.
Thanks, I'm gonna try to make more like this style.
Stone and Diamond NecklaceView Instructable »
*Glitter Bobbi Pins*
That's a great idea! You totally could.
That's great, I'd love to see it when you're finished :DAs for the nails, the pallet I found had the head of the nails driven deep into the wood so it wasn't an issue. Pallet nails are notorious for not coming out so if you see any nail heads poking up, just give them a whack with a hammer so they are flush and they will stay down!With kids in the area, make sure you pick a pallet that is not chemically treated (this guide shows you how to tell). Also, instead of linseed oil, you may want to use an oil based varnish since it's more durable and stain resistant. Let me know if you have any other questions or thoughts!
Hi Hendrick,Thanks for the input and you are absolutely correct, the internal arduino clock is fairly inaccurate and will drift over time. Over the past 2 weeks of feeding, it has drifted a few seconds but for this application, that's a pretty acceptable error. I wouldn't set my watch to the arduino clock but it seems to be accurate enough for approximate feeding times.If you are worried about drift, I'd recommend either getting an external clock chip like you said or just unplug and plug it back it at feeding time every few weeks to reset the offset.Thanks!Trevor
Easy Baseboard ShelfView Instructable »
That's really cool. Hope it helps the pets!
Hi there,Happy to recommend some things, but first a word of caution. I wouldn't use a system like the one I've designed for more than 1 or 2 automated consecutive meals for a dog. If the system fails for any reason, a dog is much less able to go without a meal and could potentially hurt itself trying to get into the feeding mechanism for its food. Please keep this in mind and use your best discretion as a pet owner :)For the stepper, I would recommend a stronger NEMA stepper.For the driver, I would recommend this shield. Keep in mind, you will need to supply the shield with more power than the Arduino board is ready to output so the driver would need its own power source.Let me know if you have other questions!
Thanks, glad you like it!
Don't worry, he'll be moving to a bigger tank with lots of fun places to hide :)
Hahaha, hope this works out for you!
Oh no! Well hopefully this one is more reliable than the purchased ones :P
Thanks for the feedback, I'll keep that in mind for future projects. You're raised planter box looks great by the way!
That's really cool and turned out great! Still a big fan of LEGOs into my adulthood :D
Thanks! Your comment made my day :D
Love the 8-bit characters. Captain America looks great! Thanks for the idea and voted for you in the rainbow contest!
Looks great! Love the white.
Thanks for the idea! I made a different one that was supported on a few bricks to hold it off the ground which worked pretty well too.
That's a great point! I'm in a pretty desert climate but for anyone in a more humid environment should definitely consider this. Maybe I'll see if I can modify it to be enclosed with a desiccant packet too!
Betta Fish Feeder
Eat Your LEGOs!
Great help on getting the motor working!
Betta Fish FeederView Instructable »
That's awesome! Would love to see a picture when you finish it :D
Good question. The silicone is non-reactive to over 500 °F so it is completely fine to put heated liquid in there too make hard candies. Thanks!
Use your best judgement when it comes to kids.
Thanks, they taste delicous too!
Haha, true. I tried to enter in the rainbow contest too but you can only enter 1 contest per instructable :/ Gotta make some other colorful stuff I guess!
Talking Washing Machine Interface for the Blind AKA 'SOAP'
Eat Your LEGOs!View Instructable »
I just started making my own instructables and really like how well you've documented yours! Impressive project :D
Ya, the linseed definitely has a distinct smell but I don't mind it really. Smells like good wood to me and cheaper than a candle :P I think I'll try a varnish on my next project!
Thanks! You can check out my pallet bench too as well if you liked this one.https://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Pallet-Bench/
I made a bench like that and it works really well. For this one, I wanted something a bit lighter and really liked the look of the hairpin legs. Thanks for the alternative though!
Backyard Pallet Bench
Backyard Pallet BenchView Instructable »
Thanks for pointing that out. Always store your supplies safely and follow the recommendations on the labels!
Great point, also avoid using red or blue painted pallets since that usually means they have been chemically treated.
True, I'd like to try an oil based varnish on my next project for outdoor use.
Those usually end up being the best ideas :)
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