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  • chienline's instructable Simple Keychain Tool's weekly stats: 2 days ago
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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Simple Keychain Tool2 days ago
    Simple Keychain Tool

    Thank you ^_^

    Thank you ^_^

    Yeah, do it elegantly :DActually my initial design was starship look-alike. I was thinking of simply:hook : the O-ring/chainstab : the ring on the bladeturn : turn the ring I don't have much time to tweak to get a precise hook position, so I made a simple one to finish my keychain project first. This build is open for modification :D

    Yes for inserting. My initial problem was removing the chain from the ring (-.-")

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Simple Keychain Tool4 days ago
    Simple Keychain Tool

    Thank you My Friend :)116 doesn't mean anything but just saving my harddisk space by uploading them on Instructables (cloud) haha..Just enjoy thinking and tinkering :D

    Not suggesting to purchase 3D printer for this tiny tool. I use 1g of filament which costs less than 1 cent and 10 minutes printing time. If someone need this they can just find any 3d printer around the neighborhood and I bet they will print one for free or give you a grin if you pay a dollar.This is the reason I purchased a 3d printer, print anything that solve my problems. I just love thinking and tinkering :)About the keychain project, it worth 10 rolls of filaments and I only used no more than 1/3 for each roll. So, the rest are now free or I can make more money from them to pay my printer off ;)

    Thank you :)If only one or two I use my fingernail too :D but if we are talking about hundreds, yes you need this ^_^

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator5 days ago
    Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator

    The maximum voltage on Arduino analog pin is 5V. That pin has 10-bit reading = 2^10 = 1024. It means that the analog pin reads value between 0 - 1023. Let's say our battery has 8.2 volts left in it. 8.2V is beyond maximum of Arduino pin voltage which is 5V and it will fry that pin if plugged directly. So we need a pair of resistors as voltage divider which divides the battery voltage to 8.2 / 2 = 4.1V.That 4.1V is read by Arduino pin as : 4.1 / 5 * 1023 = 839 (rounded).Now we try to calculate back that sensor reading value to voltage :839 * (5.00/1023)* 2 = 8.20136852394 (according to my 12 digits calculator)The number 5.00 (five point zero zero) will round the value to two decimal digits.If we have 10V battery, the pin reads 5V (after voltage divider), the digital number read by Arduin...

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    The maximum voltage on Arduino analog pin is 5V. That pin has 10-bit reading = 2^10 = 1024. It means that the analog pin reads value between 0 - 1023. Let's say our battery has 8.2 volts left in it. 8.2V is beyond maximum of Arduino pin voltage which is 5V and it will fry that pin if plugged directly. So we need a pair of resistors as voltage divider which divides the battery voltage to 8.2 / 2 = 4.1V.That 4.1V is read by Arduino pin as : 4.1 / 5 * 1023 = 839 (rounded).Now we try to calculate back that sensor reading value to voltage :839 * (5.00/1023)* 2 = 8.20136852394 (according to my 12 digits calculator)The number 5.00 (five point zero zero) will round the value to two decimal digits.If we have 10V battery, the pin reads 5V (after voltage divider), the digital number read by Arduino pin is 1023 (max). If we stick to the 10-bit (1024) in the formula, we will get :1023 * (5.00/1024)*2 = 9.99V, and we will never get the 10V. That is why it is 1023 in the formula ^_^

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Simple Keychain Tool7 days ago
  • chienline entered Simple Keychain Tool in the Build a Tool Contest contest 7 days ago
  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Simple Keychain Tool7 days ago
    Simple Keychain Tool

    So are mine :DI started working on this tool after detaching 20++ keychains and my fingernails started screaming ... >.<

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator4 weeks ago
    Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator

    Yes it is. There was about 0.1 volt difference compared to (my) multimeter but it had stable result on several tests. Then I could simply reduce 0.1V in the code, but I left it as is. If you want higher accuracy, collect test data to count average voltage lost in the measurement and adjust the calculation in the code (like simply reduce the result with 0.1V) to get the same result with your multimeter.

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator2 months ago
    Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator

    Thank you. Recording the time and voltage can be done in the sketch, but you need to add SD card module (check it here). The internal rom has limited space and also limited write cycles. You can learn about that in Arduino official web.

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  • Lacing Bike Wheel : 36 Holes Hub to 32 Holes Rim

    Normal riding, no issue so far ^_^I think only 4 spokes out of 36 will bring little to no effect on normal riding. If you go extreme sport, well, better pick appropriate gears for that purpose :D

    You have such a big hub, then yes you need shorter spokes. It's been four months and I guess you have figured it out or get a new 36 holes rim :DAnyway, experimenting is fun and my bike still serves me a good ride until now :)

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  • Get Your ESP8266-12 Ready for AT Commands

    You are welcome ^^

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap2 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    Nice to meet you ^_^Mengapa kamu memilih Bahasa Indonesia di antara bahasa lainnya? You must have special purpose for that, right? Travelling, communication with Indonesian gamers, or be an English teacher in Indonesia, private courses with native speakers do increase our communication skill faster so you can pick a student who wants to learn English and you can learn Bahasa Indonesia from him/her at the same time :DBut better not, I imagine that both of you will end up with Singlish (Singaporean English) when you mix Bahasa and English xDSaya senang mendengar kamu suka Bahasa Indonesia dan ingin mempelajarinya. Saya belajar English karena saya suka komputer sejak kecil (jaman IBM dan DOS muncul sebagai personal computer) dan komputer menggunakan English, maka saya mempelajarinya ^_^ Hi...

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    Nice to meet you ^_^Mengapa kamu memilih Bahasa Indonesia di antara bahasa lainnya? You must have special purpose for that, right? Travelling, communication with Indonesian gamers, or be an English teacher in Indonesia, private courses with native speakers do increase our communication skill faster so you can pick a student who wants to learn English and you can learn Bahasa Indonesia from him/her at the same time :DBut better not, I imagine that both of you will end up with Singlish (Singaporean English) when you mix Bahasa and English xDSaya senang mendengar kamu suka Bahasa Indonesia dan ingin mempelajarinya. Saya belajar English karena saya suka komputer sejak kecil (jaman IBM dan DOS muncul sebagai personal computer) dan komputer menggunakan English, maka saya mempelajarinya ^_^ Hingga saat ini masih banyak vocabulary yang saya tidak tahu, tetapi ketika membaca sebuah kalimat saya dapat menebak artinya, dan terima kasih kepada Google saat ini setiap orang memiliki kamus di dalam genggaman :)Note : Simply visit https://translate.google.com and copy-paste the text above to learn Bahasa Indonesia or any other languages ^_^

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  • chienline followed Atag the coolest2 months ago
  • Driving Bi-Polar Stepper Motor With Keyes L298N

    Awesome project it must be. This was few years back and I need to refresh :D Well, as far as I can imagine your submarine need stepper motor to open/close torpedo launcher, or open/close a door to intake water to sink or float. If let us say you want it for the propellers to move forward or backward, I suggest you to use DC motor instead of stepper motor.Then you said about two button to be operated remotely while at the end it is controlled by cable from mothership.If it is operated by cable, then it will be simpler. Two "buttons" is placed on the mothership. Check out the Arduino button tutorial, and don't forget the 10K pull-down resistors. When the button is pressed (put digitalRead() in void loop() to keep checking if the buttons are pressed) just called the forward() or ...

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    Awesome project it must be. This was few years back and I need to refresh :D Well, as far as I can imagine your submarine need stepper motor to open/close torpedo launcher, or open/close a door to intake water to sink or float. If let us say you want it for the propellers to move forward or backward, I suggest you to use DC motor instead of stepper motor.Then you said about two button to be operated remotely while at the end it is controlled by cable from mothership.If it is operated by cable, then it will be simpler. Two "buttons" is placed on the mothership. Check out the Arduino button tutorial, and don't forget the 10K pull-down resistors. When the button is pressed (put digitalRead() in void loop() to keep checking if the buttons are pressed) just called the forward() or reverse() function with the step and speed parameters set.If it is operated wirelessly, then you need to learn how to send "button pressed signal" through bluetooth or wifi. The setup is more or less the same, just adding bluetooth modules on both your submarine and mothership. You can check about bluetooth module on my panzer project on step 3.Sorry, I can't provide you the exact working code due to my limited time for now I have working full time :)But I can direct you at my best to help. All you need is keep searching for we now have the powerful Mr.Google at our fingertips ;)

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap2 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    I have added an extra step for .STL files and also extra level for the puzzle. It should be plug-n-play (depends on quality of print) :DI hope you (and many others) enjoy it ;)

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  • chienline's entry NUT-T Coin Trap is a winner in the Puzzle Challenge contest 3 months ago
  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap3 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    Not yet finalize and found out that I missed "chopstick track" on top board but with only single track at "bottom board" is working just fine so I cut off the "chopstick" that is facing the "top board".Then I learned from 3D Printing Service crews that we need to flush out 0.2 mm for "fit in dowels", and 0.4 mm to 0.5 mm for swivel or moving parts along a track. I will rebuild new .STL files based on these informations and what I found on my first build ;)Then I will add an additional step on my instructable for sure.

    It's working after some cutting and filing. Christmas will be more fun with this toy around :D

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  • chienline made the instructable NUT-T Coin Trap3 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    I have built a credit card size (smaller version) on Tinkercad replacing the bolts and nuts with plastics and have it printed at local 3D printing service.My first 3D project and still need filing and fitting. I will update my .STL files later for plug and play pieces ;)

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap3 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    Thank you. Now everyone of us has all kinds of dictionary in our pockets, don't we? Saya belajar Bahasa Inggris namun saya tidak jadi sekolah di luar negri (karena situasi pada saat itu tidak memungkinkan). Maka menulis di Instructables.com menjadi salah satu media bagi saya untuk terus belajar grammar dan juga belajar bersama-sama dengan anak saya :DI read that Manado has many great places to visit too. Bunaken is spectacular. I hope I can visit there one day :)

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap3 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    Good eyes. Yes, I am ^^Salam dari Tebing Tinggi, Sumatra Utara.Thank you. You write great ibles too :)

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  • chienline's entry NUT-T Coin Trap is a finalist in the Puzzle Challenge contest 3 months ago
  • chienline commented on Penolopy Bulnick's instructable Floating Snowflake Ornament3 months ago
    Floating Snowflake Ornament

    Awesome build and awesome information. I put Creality CR10 in my wishlist and now I should consider Prusa products :D

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  • chienline commented on seamster's forum topic What's on your tool wish-list?3 months ago

    A 3D printer. Most of the time I can imagine a shape to fix something or to make a device better or a completely new design for life hacks and a 3D printer is the only tool that can bring my imagination alive. For now, I always seek in trashes for things to be used.3D printer is getting cheaper and better so maybe I'm going to get one in early 2019 ^_^

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  • Bad Ideas: the Ultimate Office Puzzle Game

    These are great games indeed.Single simple design with multiple rules ^_^Love it!

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap3 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    As I said, my measurement changes in the making process, but the mechanism stays as is. Nut track on bottom board is cut half way down the bottom board. The nut container on middle board should fit the nut completely that means at least 4-5 mm, so that it can escape the nut track.Chopstick track is also cut half way down for both bottom board and top board. The chopstick length itself can be adjusted to fit in its track.Feel free to ask anything you want to know and I will assist at my best. Since this project is fresh in my head and fun ^_^

    Ups! I didn't mention the thickness yes. My bad. I use 5 mm for bottom and top, and 8 mm for middleA 10 mm nut has 4 mm thickness, so pick any plywood that can hide it in. I am thinking of 4 layers of 4-5 mm plywood will do. You can use 2 layers for middle boards.

    Thank you @christine828 for pointing it out to @thehoss. Mine has the size of 10 cm x 8 cm, it is a little bit larger than credit card size.I am trying to make one smaller than credit card, but of course I have to recalculate the nuts and bolts positions, or maybe I'll switch them with pieces of wood to make it smaller ^_^

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  • chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap's weekly stats: 3 months ago
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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap3 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    Unfortunately I had given it to my Brother on Dec 1, er, Dec 2 actually (that was plan B), so no video I can provide until I make another one :DI try to answer your question:* Coin Trap Puzzle means you put a coin in a container (not only a wooden box like mine but it can also a metal box, a cube shape, wood pieces with metal bars, any kind of container that can hold a coin and there is/are certain way(s) to get the coin out of the container. * NUT-T Coin Trap has two pairs of bolt-nut in it which are placed carefully to lock the inner piece of wooden container. The GOAL is getting the coin out from the coin hole (the large hole). How can you keep the top bolt up and the bottom bolt down to get the coin out. Remember there is also a nut blocking at the backside :)I will post a solving s...

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    Unfortunately I had given it to my Brother on Dec 1, er, Dec 2 actually (that was plan B), so no video I can provide until I make another one :DI try to answer your question:* Coin Trap Puzzle means you put a coin in a container (not only a wooden box like mine but it can also a metal box, a cube shape, wood pieces with metal bars, any kind of container that can hold a coin and there is/are certain way(s) to get the coin out of the container. * NUT-T Coin Trap has two pairs of bolt-nut in it which are placed carefully to lock the inner piece of wooden container. The GOAL is getting the coin out from the coin hole (the large hole). How can you keep the top bolt up and the bottom bolt down to get the coin out. Remember there is also a nut blocking at the backside :)I will post a solving steps if requested :DNote : For those who own 3D printers, this design can be printed too. Change the bolts and nuts with plastics and make it smaller in size :)

    Yes. It is fun to make and play :)Can't wait to see your post on "I Made It!"

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap3 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    Thank you. Glad that you like it ^_^

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  • Lacing Bike Wheel : 36 Holes Hub to 32 Holes Rim

    Ups. I didn't shoot any vid on that project and ofcourse I am not going to redo 😅But if you follow my instructables step by step, I belive you can do it. Just neet to read slowly and let the photos be your guide.

    Ups. I didn't shoot any vid on that project and ofcourse I am not going to redo.But if you follow my instructables step by step, I belive you can do it. Just neet to read slowly and let the photos be your guide :)

    Ups. I didn't shoot any vid on that project and ofcourse I am not going to redo 😅But if you follow my instructables step by step, I belive you can do it. Just neet to read slowly and let the photos be your guide 😁

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable NUT-T Coin Trap3 months ago
    NUT-T Coin Trap

    Thank you ^_^

    Thank you. Glad that you love it. I enjoy the making process and see people struggle to solve it :D

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Blow OFF the LED3 months ago
    Blow OFF the LED

    That means you are at noisy environment and the mic hears sound all the time. Try to adjust its sensitivity by lowering or increasing the resistor value, the resistor that connect mic positive post to 5V. Or simply replacing it with another 10K resistor :)

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  • chienline entered NUT-T Coin Trap in the Puzzle Challenge contest 3 months ago
  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Blow OFF the LED3 months ago
    Blow OFF the LED

    It is difficult to check base on the image. But my best answer is, try using serial monitor to see if the microphone hears any sound.Add on the sketch :1. Below the line: void setup() { Add : Serial.begin(9600);2. Below the line: if (analogRead(A0) > micValue){ //Check the microphone state Add : Serial.println(analogRead(A0)); delay(500);Open your serial monitor to see the value read by the mic.If there is no changes in the value, that means the mic hears nothing. Then you need to re-wired all the components or check if any of them is broken.

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    • From Light Bulb to Arduino (Microcontroller Getting Started)
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  • chienline commented on Natalina's instructable Frankenbot Papercraft4 months ago
    Frankenbot Papercraft

    You're welcome ^^Just enjoy the fun time.

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  • Lacing Bike Wheel : 36 Holes Hub to 32 Holes Rim

    It's okay to use spoke length calculator, but I didn't because I couldn't find different sizes of spoke other than the universal 10.5” in town. I have double wall rims that saved me from the exceeded length of some spokes ^_^

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator4 months ago
    Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator

    Ah.. you are right about the resistors. Those were 2% tolerance resistors anyway.Thanks for pointing this out.

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  • chienline made the instructable Frankenbot Papercraft4 months ago
    Frankenbot Papercraft

    Frankenbot : You are Rock! (with sunglasses)Popcorn : No! Absolutely POP (corn)Dracobot : That's all Folks!

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  • chienline made the instructable Frankenbot Papercraft4 months ago
    Frankenbot Papercraft

    🤖 You are Rock! (with sunglasses)🍿 No! Absolutely POP (corn)🧛🏻‍♂️ That's all Folks!

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  • chienline made the instructable Frankenbot Papercraft4 months ago
    Frankenbot Papercraft

    🤖 You are Rock! (with sunglasses)🍿 No! Absolutely POP [corn]🧛🏻‍♂️ That's all Folks!

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  • chienline commented on WickedMakers's instructable Zebrawood and Brass Dice Tower5 months ago
    Zebrawood and Brass Dice Tower

    Awesome! Love it. I love the way you use dowels to scramble instead of multiple ramps. And also love the sign post very much. Good job.

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  • Lacing Bike Wheel : 36 Holes Hub to 32 Holes Rim

    You may need some shorter spokes if they are available in the market. In my case, I have double walls rims that protect the inner tubes from the excessive spokes inside the rims

    You are welcome. Have the best luck with your rims ^_^

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Replacing Old Flashlight Bulb With LED6 months ago
    Replacing Old Flashlight Bulb With LED

    Thank you for enlightening me. Then I guess I need an 1-ohm resistor in this case to keep its brightness? :D

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  • Lacing Bike Wheel : 36 Holes Hub to 32 Holes Rim

    Ah.. it has been two years. Time flies.I am still riding this bike today. No issue so far, but of course normal riding, speeding sometimes, but no jumping acrobatics of course. Only jumping off/to sidewalk or few half feet stairs 😁No problem at all. Not a single issue with my bike 😄

    Ah.. it has been two years. Time flies.I am still riding this bike today. No issue so far, but of course normal riding, speeding sometimes, but no jumping acrobatics of course. Only jumping off/to sidewalk or few half feet stairs 😁No problem at all. Not a single issue with my bike 😄

    Ah.. it has been two years. Time flies.I am still riding this bike today. No issue so far, but of course normal riding, speeding sometimes, but no jumping acrobatics of course. Only jumping off/to sidewalk or few half feet stairs.No problem at all. Not a single issue with my bike.

    Ah.. it has been two years. Time flies.I am still riding this bike today. No issue so far, but of course normal riding, speeding sometimes, but no jumping acrobatics of course. Only jumping off/to sidewalk or few half feet stairs 😁No problem at all. Not a single issue with my bike 😄

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Magnum IDs and Stand7 months ago
  • chienline's instructable Magnum IDs and Stand's weekly stats: 7 months ago
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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Nunchaku - Skipping Rope7 months ago
    Nunchaku - Skipping Rope

    Wow.. that's cool one similar to this. To make it auto retract we need kind like motor triggered by a button. You can start a new instructable for that then ;)I love to see your build :)

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Magnum IDs and Stand7 months ago
    Magnum IDs and Stand

    Last time I rubbed too hard to remove the white spaces of paper. Now, I tweak the printout, filling the background with wood/sand color. Then I only need a light scrub to remove thin layer of paper. It is getting better and better now.

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  • chienline commented on SimonRob's instructable Bi-color 5mm Led Ring (DIY)7 months ago
    Bi-color 5mm Led Ring (DIY)

    To indicate button pressed and released.To indicate battery low and full.To indicate charging or discharging.To indicate state of processing and done.Many ways we can use a bi-color LED and this LED-AND-RING-LED is cool!

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Magnum IDs and Stand7 months ago
    Magnum IDs and Stand

    Last time I rubbed too hard because I want to remove the white space and the code became messy. Now I do a trick that is splashing the white with wood/sand color before printout, so the QR Code looks like printed on the sticks 😄 and it is working.

    Last time I rubbed too hard because I want to remove the white space and the code became messy. Now I do a trick that is splashing the white with wood/sand color before printout, so the QR Code looks like printed on the sticks 😄 and it is working ...

    Last time I rubbed too hard because I want to remove the white space and the code became messy. Now I do a trick that is splashing the white with wood/sand color before printout, so the QR Code looks like printed on the sticks 😄 and it is working.

    Last time I rubbed too hard because I want to remove the white space and the code became messy. Now I do a trick that is splashing the white with wood/sand color before printout, so the QR Code looks like printed on the sticks 😄 and it is working.

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Magnum IDs and Stand7 months ago
    Magnum IDs and Stand

    Thank you. Sure you do ;)

    Just like when the kids asking me for a set of those sticks. Then we go party... :D

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  • chienline entered Magnum IDs and Stand in the Creative Misuse Contest contest 7 months ago
  • chienline's instructable Multi-tool Value Added Features's weekly stats: 7 months ago
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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Multi-tool Value Added Features8 months ago
    Multi-tool Value Added Features

    Yes, once you own a Leatherman, its durability will stand for lifetime. They give the best 25-year guarantee.But if you have extra money, $60 Skeletool (by now) is a good deal for minimalist yet stylish.

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator8 months ago
    Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator

    You can define it as long because we don't care about millisecond (decimal). You can define it in printVolt() or make it global if you want to use it outside printVolt()^_^

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator8 months ago
    Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator

    The positive post of battery (+) should go to Vin, not 5V. Two resistors are good for 9V.Thanks for the information using Proteus Simulator. I shall try it too ^_^

    If it is a standalone power source, then you should measure the voltage when it is fully charged and also when it dies (your project stop working/not working properly). The formula remain the same :OnePercent = (FullyCharged - BatteryDies) / 100;BatteryPercentage = (ReadVoltage - BatteryDies) / OnePercent;The sketch above reads the battery voltage continuously. If you want to read every 10 seconds, the simplest way is adding delay(10000); in loop section rather than complicated but more accurate timer implementation.You know about millis() then I assume you know how to write simple Arduino sketch just like me ^_^ then I can simply explain the algorithm I guess, because it needs testing phase to write working sketch and I think I don't have that time by now :DFor rough estimate remaining...

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    If it is a standalone power source, then you should measure the voltage when it is fully charged and also when it dies (your project stop working/not working properly). The formula remain the same :OnePercent = (FullyCharged - BatteryDies) / 100;BatteryPercentage = (ReadVoltage - BatteryDies) / OnePercent;The sketch above reads the battery voltage continuously. If you want to read every 10 seconds, the simplest way is adding delay(10000); in loop section rather than complicated but more accurate timer implementation.You know about millis() then I assume you know how to write simple Arduino sketch just like me ^_^ then I can simply explain the algorithm I guess, because it needs testing phase to write working sketch and I think I don't have that time by now :DFor rough estimate remaining time you can add another parameter storing how long it spends 1 percent of the battery.int TimeForOnePercent = 0;float PrevPercentage = 0;Put this variable out of any procedure or function. Make it global. Then add this to printVolts() function after float voltage = ... :if (PrevPercentage == 0){ // first time reading. PrevPercentage = Battery Percentage;}else if (PrevPercentage == BatteryPercentage){ // battery has not dropped, add another 10 seconds to record. TimeForOnePercent += 10; }else if (PrevPercentage - BatteryPercentage == 1.00){ // battery drops 1%, time to count the estimate remaining time. TimeForOnePercent += 10; // 10 secs has passed, we still need to add this. // EstimateRemainingTime is in second, you can convert it to hour and minute EstimateRemainingTime = Percentage * TimeForOnePercent; // Reset the PrevPercentage PrevPercentage = Battery Percentage;}Again you should recalibrate your BatteryDies time. Currently we are talking about car's battery that condidered dies at 11.9V but for other project it may die at any level depends on your project.

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  • chienline commented on chienline's instructable Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator8 months ago
    Arduino Battery Voltage Indicator

    So you are going to measure your car's battery voltage. I won't say this device doesn't work but I will explain further regarding car's battery. Let's pick a normal family car or SUV which is rated 12V. It is fully charged at around 12.7V. When the engine is running you will get 13.7V - 14.7V, that is the output of the car's alternator.When your battery dies? When it reaches 11.9V, but this is not telling you about time to replace your battery. You may still charge it with external charger to working voltages, or you may not, there are a lot of possibilities regarding to car's battery such as abnormal discharging.The range of working voltage of a car battery is 11.9V to 12.7V, so you can calculate it like this :100% = 12.7 - 11.9 = 0.8V1% = 0.8 / 100 = 0.008VBattery percentage = (ReadVo...

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    So you are going to measure your car's battery voltage. I won't say this device doesn't work but I will explain further regarding car's battery. Let's pick a normal family car or SUV which is rated 12V. It is fully charged at around 12.7V. When the engine is running you will get 13.7V - 14.7V, that is the output of the car's alternator.When your battery dies? When it reaches 11.9V, but this is not telling you about time to replace your battery. You may still charge it with external charger to working voltages, or you may not, there are a lot of possibilities regarding to car's battery such as abnormal discharging.The range of working voltage of a car battery is 11.9V to 12.7V, so you can calculate it like this :100% = 12.7 - 11.9 = 0.8V1% = 0.8 / 100 = 0.008VBattery percentage = (ReadVoltage - 11.9) / 0.008Assuming ReadVoltage = 12.4VBattery percentage = (12.4 - 11.9) / 0.008 = 62.5%Again, this is not telling you whether you can start your engine or not. Starting up a car needs a lot of amp, not voltage. Checking on the voltage regularly can give you a rough condition of your car's battery and help you in diagnosing a battery problem like if something in the car is discharging your battery when the engine is off.In certain case you can jump start your car and let it run for 20 mins to charge the battery and if the battery is still good (it can store charges) then no replacement is needed. Someone may have leave the key in ACC and every electronic in the car is discharging the battery. That happens to old car. New family car will warn you with "beeps" when your your key is plugged, the engine is off and the driver's door is open (meaning the driver is leaving the car without the key).

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