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Using Milk Crates for Storage
Have you noticed your LED's yellowing over time? Mine were just beautiful...for a while. Then they started turning yellow starting where they connect to the power supply and the yellowing lessens towards the end of each string. Maybe my power supply was putting out too much voltage? The power supplies I purchased were from China so maybe they were just cheap.
Just found a post on yellowing led's. Sounds like I need to splice power to the strip every 4 or 5 feet to reduce the current that flows through the start of the strip. I find it a pain to solder to the strips and the lands pop off the strip REALLY EASILY. If your strips going the width of your garage didn't yellow, perhaps I just need to buy better quality. Also, my strips were waterproof which means they have a rubberized coating which probably does not help with heat dissipation.
Bacon Infused Fire Lighters
Turn MDF Into Marble
I will be buying test tubes today. It is amazing how some of the most simple solutions are the most awesome. Thank you for this
I have a cheap harbor freight mig welder. When you made the "spot" welds, was it just a "touch" of the wire? I didn't know you could make such fine little welds with a mig welder. I have a tig welder but it might be a lot easier to use a mig. My tig is also a cheap harbor freight welder and you have to "scratch start" it which makes it really hard to start the arc especially on something that small.
The Nine Step Goat Program
8 Transistor Stereo Amplifier
Super Bright Tunable Led Light Panels
Sorry to be late to the game in posting comments here, but a roll of aluminum roof flashing is pretty cheap in box stores if you need to get aluminum sheeting. You will have to use more than one strip for the box but it does the job.
Dude! I made it!!! It is awesome. I only had 30 bucks on me so I bought the crushed walnut at HF. I was so excited to try it I forgot to put on eye protection. I was wearing prescription eyeglasses, but....DON'T use this without FULL eye protection. Trust me. Can you use regular old sand in this instead of buying the expensive abrasives at HF?
I accidentally hi my finger using crushed walnut. I'm just glad it wasn't an abrasive. OMG it hurt pretty bad. Learned two lessons with this project. 1. Safety is important and 2. Not heeding number 1 is painful.
If you use any kind of concrete, I'd suggest you wear an OSHA VOC type respirator. That is some pretty fine particulate and it is extremely bad for lungs (cancer etc.)
DIY Indoor Outdoor Concrete Lamp 2
DIY Guitar Pedal
Simple Versatile Corner Clamps.
I love it. Just bought one a few days ago. I was surprised how cheap it was (15 bucks). Now I know why. The refills are expensive. Just like ink jet printers. They practically give them away and get their money back selling ink refills. This is a genius way to save a LOT of money! Thanks!!!
Cut a Hole in a Bottle (Using a Soldering Iron)
DIY $5.00 Sandblaster
2 X 4 Table Top
Those work perfectly when you need to remove the functionality of a CRT. ;-)
You got my vote!! Favorited.
Convert Speakers to Bluetooth-speakers
just ordered my parts!
This is awesome. I'm going to buy one of those lights right away. Then it will sit on my workbench for six months while I procrastinate implementing this awesome invention :-)I am in the middle of a project right now using a miter saw frequently. This would save so much guesswork
Oh yeah, you got my vote too.
A couple of you have mentioned cleaning off the flux. I'm just curious, why do you need to do that and what happens if you don't?
Linkit ONE Parking Sensor
Heck, I might make a couple of these for my car!
LOL. I don't know why but I find your reply hilarious! Nice one! :-)
I would put a really small piece of heat shrink on the negative before soldering. I am actually kind of surprised that the heat shrink you put on didn't press the ground against the mic contact.Love the sewing thread windings idea by andreasremen! Good ible. Thanks!
Easy and cheap lab regulator for any PSU
Make Your Own Li-Ion Battery Pack
Inexpensive garage lights from LED strips
Oh yea...they can get hot but they won't set your trusses on fire. :-)
Brilliant idea with 3M tape. I intend to redo my entire workshop this way. It is brilliant and saves a ton of space too. I don't need graphs to know that no matter how you look at this, it is cheap, and highly efficient compared to any other form of lighting that you are going to install in your garage.
Arduino Nixie Tube Clock - Version 1.0
If you do decide to mess with the airbag, disconnect the negative side of your car battery and let the car sit for 30 minutes (just to be really sure).If you simply disconnect the airbag when there is power to it, you can sometimes cause the airbag light to come on in your dashboard and you may need to take it to a dealer to get it shut off.
OMG. Not only is this boss, but I've ALWAYS wondered how they did the dining room effect in the Haunted Mansion. I mean I have REALLY pondered that over the years. THANK YOU for giving me the secret!
In the back of most science magazines you can get a 20% off Harbor Freight coupon. That will save you a bunch
Laptop Battery Analyzer /Recycler
Universal SmartPhone Car Mount
Quick Skills #2: 5 Simple Knots for Survival Part 2
Easy Elegant Slat Wood Floor lamp
Low-Cost Linear Actuator Based on the Sarrus Linkage
Converting Micro-Servos for Continuous Rotation
8x8x8 Arduino LED Cube
How to fix your check engine light.
A Guide for buying LED's on E Bay
Pandora's Clock: Nixie Tube Clock and Pandora Internet Radio
How to make a Bluetooth Speaker
Raspberry Pi Bluetooth+Airplay Audio Receiver combo
Controlling a Stepper Motor with an Arduino
Make Your Own Silicone Molds
DIY Bean Bag Couch
Hand in hand clock
Simple Wooden Lamp
Adjustable Glass Bottle Cutter
Easy Benchtop Power Supply
Infinity mirror and table (With casual tools)
3W 4'x4' Arduino Laser Cutter/Engraver
How to colour steel with HEAT
USB Power Socket in the Car
Penny Engine- micro air powered engine!
Fire Tubes - Original and New Compartment Design
DIY sharpening system from a broken breadmaker
Use Arduino with TIP120 transistor to control motors and high power devices
Fluorescent to LED conversion under $30
HomeMade Modern DIY Copper Coffee Maker
Joule Thief Low Voltage Battery Charger
Huge wood nixie clock
Dovetailed Wooden Glasses
DIY Fingerprint Scanning Garage Door Opener
All You Need to Know About LEDs
Make A Wi-fi Webcam From An Old Android Phone
DIY Sand Blaster $50 in an hour
Bent Plywood Chair
DIY Electric Bike!
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0)
ear wax snacks
Home Carbonation System...Cheap, Healthy, and Green.
Razor Blade Cutter
Free Electric Propeller Bike Mod
Faux painting copper plating effect
Street light floor lamp
How to Make a Paracord Bracelet
8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube
Desk Clamp Lamp