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  • curiosity36 commented on Gatex's instructable Scrapy CNC
    Scrapy CNC

    I love your minimalist approach to satisfy your curiosity. Kudos and you have my vote. A few years back I did much the same using wood and hardware drawer slides with a rotary tool for the spindle. I only wanted to see how these machines work by challenging my limited skill set and facilities. Since, I have used it quite a bit. Not for precision work though It to is surprisingly accurate for engraving name plates and the like. And, I now know at least some of the ins and outs of Gcode and CNC. You have done an admirable job. I wish you continued success in version 2. Thanks for posting.

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  • curiosity36 commented on Creative Mom CZ's instructable Rainbow Bread
    Rainbow Bread

    I have bread in my fridge that looks exactly like this! Natures own artwork. Clever. Thanks for posting.

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  • Magnetic Helping Hands Set for PCB and Electronics

    Without a doubt, one of the best assembly aids for desk-top work I've seen. So simple yet ingenious. Expandable too. The project moves to the top of the 'must-have' list. All these years looking at a fridge covered in magnets, something like this didn't even occur to me. Great work and thanks for posting.

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  • curiosity36 commented on CyberJaws's instructable Slosh Pipe
    Slosh Pipe

    I don't recognize the valve. Does it accept a garden hose? Can you explain and provide a source? Thanks.

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  • Hand Lantern From Soda Cans

    Very well done. Outstanding instructions. Kudos to you.

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  • Walker Proximity Device

    Your Instructable caught my eye while searching for Bluetooth detection devices.My new hearing aids are Bluetooth interconnected. That is the R & L earpieces communicate with each other when the volume is adjusted, for example. I can see the two devices on my phone. I am at life level decade 8.4, and new to wearing hear aids. Therefore, I'm not accustomed to having them yet. I've gotten into the shower several times with older units and now once with the new ones. Hearing aids do not tolerate rapid onset humidity at all! I don't want to connect to my hearing aids but I would like a device mounted near the shower to detect their presence by sounding or flashing an alarm, alerting me that I still have the doggoned things in my ears before I get into the shower. Would or could your cre…

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    Your Instructable caught my eye while searching for Bluetooth detection devices.My new hearing aids are Bluetooth interconnected. That is the R & L earpieces communicate with each other when the volume is adjusted, for example. I can see the two devices on my phone. I am at life level decade 8.4, and new to wearing hear aids. Therefore, I'm not accustomed to having them yet. I've gotten into the shower several times with older units and now once with the new ones. Hearing aids do not tolerate rapid onset humidity at all! I don't want to connect to my hearing aids but I would like a device mounted near the shower to detect their presence by sounding or flashing an alarm, alerting me that I still have the doggoned things in my ears before I get into the shower. Would or could your creation presented here - with a few modification - do that? Thank you.

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  • curiosity36 commented on dberkel1's instructable Rocket Ship Lamp
    Rocket Ship Lamp

    Thank you. I'm making my first attempt at a (very simple) iron pipe lamp but was reinventing the wheel as to making various salvaged candelabra sockets fit into the pipe. These are perfect. I appreciate your finding the link. Wishing you continued success with your illuminating artwork.

    Old retired aerospace worker here who absolutely loves it. Please, where did you source the E12 Candelabra Lamp Socket w/ External Threads. Using this socket sure could save me a lot of work on a current project languishing in my 'held-up-for-parts' bin. Thank you so much for sharing your outstanding creativity. You have my vote.

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  • Internet Speedometer

    I like your project. I have the parts except the DC converter which I have just placed an order. That will be a 4 week wait. Until then I can see some preliminary results on serial monitor maybe? My internet speeds are advertised to be in excess of 100mbps. Is it just a matter of scaling the D to A count in the program and meter face? Thank you for posting. You have my vote.

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  • Solution: Avrdude Stk500_getsync(): Not in Sync Resp=0x30 Error for Arduino

    2) Set processor to ATmega328P(Old bootloader) worked for me. Thank you

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  • Time Measure (Tape Measure Clock)

    This clock project certainly measures up in a timely manner. Thanks for posting and congratulations. Kudos to you. Can you/anyone provide the part number for the H bridge chip you used?

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  • Mechanical Seven Segment Display Clock

    Love it! Neater than an egg beater! I can just hear it 'ticking' away thru the night. Good planning. Good Instructable. Thanks for sharing

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  • curiosity36 commented on JoshXarles's instructable The Ski Sled MKII
    The Ski Sled MKII

    Very well thought out and executed. Beautiful and thanks for posting. But please.... caused my string to pucker. Looking forward to MKIII.

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  • Patterned Plywood Bookcase Speakers

    Thanks from an 'uninformed' for that bit of DIY crossover info.

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  • curiosity36 commented on ThomasVDD's instructable Upgrade Your CNC
    Upgrade Your CNC

    ThomasVDD Enjoyed reading your Instructable. Shows what continuous improvement can do to grow low cost "get-your-feet-wet" kits into a something even more fun and safe to use. Several years ago I felt the need to experience the workings of CNC so, from the junk box, and a few low cost parts, and with few power tools, I was able to put together with a lot of help from smart people on the internet, an Arduino/GBRL machine that works. I learned a lot but being in my 80s, I won't remember it. After some crashes and various other faults and maladies appeared, I was able to get some fairly decent engravings in MDF and acrylic. You can see from the image, it still needs some upgrades but I think I've taken it as far as it needs to go. The project does confirm the old saying, 'if ther…

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    ThomasVDD Enjoyed reading your Instructable. Shows what continuous improvement can do to grow low cost "get-your-feet-wet" kits into a something even more fun and safe to use. Several years ago I felt the need to experience the workings of CNC so, from the junk box, and a few low cost parts, and with few power tools, I was able to put together with a lot of help from smart people on the internet, an Arduino/GBRL machine that works. I learned a lot but being in my 80s, I won't remember it. After some crashes and various other faults and maladies appeared, I was able to get some fairly decent engravings in MDF and acrylic. You can see from the image, it still needs some upgrades but I think I've taken it as far as it needs to go. The project does confirm the old saying, 'if there's a will, there's a way". Thanks for posting this incredible Instructable. Very well done.

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  • curiosity36 commented on DanPro's instructable Cell Phone Gramophone
    Cell Phone Gramophone

    Beautiful! If I had the skills and machinery... I can see the beginnings of a very cool Steampunk gramophone. Nicely detailed Instructable. Thanks for posting.

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  • Hybrid Workbench Roubo/Nicholson

    Nice work. It must be very heavy! Not being a wood craftsman, I wasn't sure what a Roubo or a Nicholson bench was. Had to look it up and now I'm enlightened and I get the 'Hybridness' of your project Thanks for sharing.

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  • 1970 Flirt Pi Internet Radio

    I sure like your little retro internet radio. Once I have it working, I'll decide on an appropriate case. In attempting to duplicate the electronics, I am unclear to which GPIO pins the up & down volume switches are connected. Thank very you much for posting.

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  • Harmonic Analyzer : Mechanical Lasercut Signal Plotter

    Remarkable work! This is approaching the level of the famous Wintergatan Marble Machine! Thanks for sharing..

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  • Thermochromic Temperature & Humidity Display

    "In this project I have taken the idea further". There's no limit to the creative mind. Beautiful. Thanks for posting.

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  • Make a Lawn Statue, Copied From (almost) Anything

    Can you mix some *cement* with the dirt to make a more substantial form? After it the dirt-cement mix cures, then use some oil as a mold release?

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  • Yes, I did see the video. Looked like everyone was amused and having a good time with Mesmer-Eyes. I did add a black background with just the single LED sticking thru. The background eliminated a lot of interfering light.

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  • I tried different colors of LED with unsatisfactory results. The sensational refraction needs white light. I put together a similar contraption based on your 'ible. I had intended to use the motorized drawer from an optical but stumbled on a short sled left over from a previous project so I started there. I also mounted only one skinless disk. Just hand held the 2nd disk to observe changes in patterns. Also tride various bits of glass and plastic in front of the LED. It was fun to see the changes. Nothing is permanent in my set up, tale & hot glue, so I still may try the motorized drive drawer, or a longer sled at a later date. Thought about housing it all in a traditional oat meal container in order to block out ambient light. We'll see.Thanks for the fun.

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  • Your project makes the few I attempt to look like kindergarten arts & crafts. Beautiful work. Congratulations, and thanks for sharing.

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  • Very clever. Cool effect. Next step? Motorize the slide, drive with Arduino. Focused RBG?Your little project stirs the juices. Thanks for posting.

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  • LG,I searched the web using your suggested phrases and got many sources. Good to information to know for any pallet wood based project. Thank you for doing the research.

    Right here on Instructables " How to Determine If a Wood Pallet Is Safe for Use" is some shared information that could be useful.https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-determine-if-a-wood-pallet-is-safe-for-use/

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  • "Living in the city we also have issues with squirrels and rabbits absolutely decimating any backyard plantings." Welcome to my yard!! :-) I like your design and you made a fine job of it too. Well planed and executed. Compmend suggests fiber cement siding board instead of cedar - which sounds good. To keep costs down, any thoughts on oak boards, repurposed from old pallets? This definitely something I will consider before next season. Thanks for posting.

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  • Nice clear presentation. Simple and usefuf when the need arises. Thanks for sharing

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  • curiosity36 commented on gzumwalt's instructable Inductive Candle

    Quaint country touch. Do the rare earth magnet in the center of the coils effect the resonance of the coils thereby effectingcharging circuits? Possibly reducing their already fairly low efficiency? Thanks for posting.

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  • Nice work on keeping the cost down with the OLED. could you share the part of the code that writes to the OLED/ Especially clearing the display each time the source changes. Tnx.

    I have my ESP32 radio based on this instructable working decently. Built into a wooden cigar box, it can hang on the wall. Has battery, charging board, boost converter, and small 2 or 3 watt (?) 5v amplifier boardI only have 3 stations programmed in and am not using a display (yet). The up and down buttons are somewhat ambiguous. Sometime a change is made with a press of a button sometime not. Sometime I think I can hear it jump over a station either going up or down. When a change of station is actually made, there is a loud squawk from the speakers as it connects. Please, if anyone has experienced the same sqwak or noise, and have a solution, please post.As someone mentioned, finding the port is somewhat allusive. My next mod will be an OLED as suggested by Klaus-JürgenE, or some other…

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    I have my ESP32 radio based on this instructable working decently. Built into a wooden cigar box, it can hang on the wall. Has battery, charging board, boost converter, and small 2 or 3 watt (?) 5v amplifier boardI only have 3 stations programmed in and am not using a display (yet). The up and down buttons are somewhat ambiguous. Sometime a change is made with a press of a button sometime not. Sometime I think I can hear it jump over a station either going up or down. When a change of station is actually made, there is a loud squawk from the speakers as it connects. Please, if anyone has experienced the same sqwak or noise, and have a solution, please post.As someone mentioned, finding the port is somewhat allusive. My next mod will be an OLED as suggested by Klaus-JürgenE, or some other means of indicating the station playing. This 5 month, on & off, project has been a source of fun and education.Thank you and all the people making comments and suggestions.

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  • For the cost, I'd say, it isn't worth making. For the creativity and skill that you put into this project. It is priceless. Thank you for sharing with Instructable.

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  • Great job! The silver platter gives some old country charm. Inside the salad bowl, is there any kind of strut between the neck and the tail piece? Enjoyed your pickin' too. Thanks for posting.

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  • The magic of the video is in the blade and the room moving toward the work piece in unison. You may have posted this 'ible one day too soon! Great idea. Equally great presentation & tnx for posting.

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  • Something I need for sure. I see something like this advertised on late night TV for $19.99 + SH. But of course it is made from 'military grade' materials. :-) Good 'ible and a useful tool. Thanks for posting. I voted.

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  • Great 'ibble. Do nothing machines are fascinating. Thanks for posting.Are there some 'magical' lengths or ratio for the pendulum sections?

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  • curiosity36 commented on neslo63's instructable 4 PLY , No Problem !!

    "Have you ever had one of those days when 2 ply just wasn't cutting it, or on those light days when 2 ply was too much?" Four ply. Wow! Some folks don't have a "square to spare."The beauty of real wood. Clever and very well executed.Thanks for posting.

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  • Talk about coincidence, I just wire wrapped a ESP32 internet radio. Got into the 'old stuff' box for the same tool, a fiberglass perforated board, and a pack of precut wires. Doesn't conform MIL-STD-1130 specs but it went together well. Even wrapping onto the short pins of the ESP32 Dev board, and using stock header pins, it works. It scratched an itch and satisfied my curiosity. More substantial than jumpers in a prototype board, yet I can easily dismantle the solderless terminations to reuse the hardware. Thanks for sharing your project.

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  • I can't get any more timely than this. I'm currently working on integrating a display into my ESP32 iRadio project. I think everything I need to know is right here. Thank you for writing and posting this very educational Instructable.

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  • Thanks for rekindling interest in a similar acrylic faux Nixie project I started a few years back. The proof of concept was at best poorly made using my DIY engraver & hand wired LED board, but it did have promise. The 3.5mm thick tiles measure about 35mm X 50mm. Your clock is an inspiration.

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  • I managed to get a simple one station ESP32/.VS1053. With the help of many knowledgeable contributors on Instructables. Should I be expecting stereo output from the VS1053? As it is, I am only hearing audo on athe Right channel although, it sounds good, as if all material is present.

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  • curiosity36 commented on 561275's instructable Aurdino Weather Station

    Is that a typo in step two "Attach a wire from the +3.3V pin on the Arduino Uno to the positive rail on the Breadboard indicated by a red line. This means that +5V is now available from anywhere on the red line.

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  • Very clever wood grain display. Nice Instructable. However, I don't see the hammer in the parts list? Just kidding. Projects like this inspire. I can visualize the clock as a miniature judges bench with a small gavel attached by a small gold chain. Nice work and thanks for sharing.

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  • I have made several attempts to "illuminate" miniature tubes with an LED at the bottom - similar to what you have done. I used tube sockets with the center hole drilled to 5mm to accept LED. I've been less than satisfied so far as the darker and thicker glass at the base of the tube blocks much of the light. I like your project - which should get better by incorporating StormC8s helpful hints. I'm going to try again. Kudos and thanks for posting

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  • Reminds me of Arnaldo Pomodoro's giant spheres. Aluminum foil balls were popular years ago. We even made an aluminum ball as a class project in grade school some 75+ years ago. It may have been an effort to participate in a small way to the wartime scrap metal drive.

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  • What a great "work along with the adult" for the little ones. There' almost every conceivable kids look alike tools etc for kids. This just moves it to another arena. So long as they don't swallow the components. Congrats on a VERY clever idea. I like adillbeck's suggestion too -- for the older tykes.

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  • Yεια σου. At last a simple, low cost internet radio even I can build. I've ordered the ESP 32 and the MPS decoder. I won't use the display and have the remaining parts. Good things come to those willing to wait. Ευχαριστώ

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  • It's art! Great look! Great job. I have vintage knobs and plenty of tubes, but no ambition to copy. I'll enjoy what you've done and be happy.

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  • Ingenious. All the tedious work paid off. It's beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Very nice build. KUDOS. You have my vote. FYI. The Harbor Freight wheels use 5/8th inch axle not the 5/16 inch noted in the text. Happy boading.

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  • Love the project and the look. Someone, who has the skills, please design a printed ckt board. Not that we're not up to the challenge, but it would make this SOOOO much simpler.Once again, great job. Thanks for posting.

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  • I know I couldn't make it but I wish at least, I could think as clever as you have with this clock project. Creativity in action! Kudos. You have my vote.

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  • .Niceproject and presentation. Thanks for sharing.Ivisualize a “self actuating” trick toggle switch having theactuator made up to look like a bat handle toggle switch. Incorporate some sort of proximity sensor into the works. Whensomeone's hand approaches the switch, it would “magically”toggle, turning something on or off before the fingers can touch theswitch.Bythe way, you can straighten reclaimed motor wire by laying out thelength with one end clamped to a solid object like a vice forexample, with the free end chucked into a drill. Put a littletension on the wire while running the drill at low speed for a fewrevolutions. The wire will be straight and ready to wind on yourcoil form.

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  • Upcycle a Hard Drive Into a Clock

    I didn't make "it" exactly but your project inspired to put to repurpose an old Conner 60 Megabyte HDD as a base for a small desk clock. I used the more colorful circuit board rather than the disk side. Thanks for the inspiration. You got my vote in the Trash to Treasures contest.

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  • Hey ?chef, nice job and good use of an old HDD. Two thumbs up! When assembled, is it possible to put a thin acrylic cover on it? Might be necessary to keep the little curious ones from getting time on their little fingers.

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  • Absolutely beautiful. You have raised the Nixie clock bar to an all time high. Congratulations on one jaw-dropping electronic timepiece

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  • Nice project. Thanks for posting. Do you have to write new code for each time you draw something different?

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  • Truly a piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

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  • curiosity36 commented on yago r's instructable Analog Slit-scan Camera

    You deserve kudos just for jumping in to something like this. Easily understood 'ible too. Next step? Sync the rewind shaft to a motorized camera mount?Great project. Thanks for sharing

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  • Quite an ambitious project taken on with a "can do" attitude. Congratulations.

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  • Nice presentation Ken. Something like this might keep the g'kid's noses out of their phones for a while. Thanks for posting.

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  • "My cheeks hurt from laughing ? "...that man pointing out the UFO..."! I'm in cheek-pain!"Place a couple tennis balls in your mouth to relieve the hurt.

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  • Great project. You get my vote. I hope it doesn't have to be carried about. it must be pretty heavy with the MDF and 2 X 4 frame. I would have liked something like this when the grandsons were in school sports.

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  • curiosity36 commented on makjosher's instructable The Ski Sled

    Congratulations on a great project. All done without the aid of high-tech tools too! Pass along a big high-five to your dad for being part of your dreams.Might I suggest some sort of rod on each side that would prevent fore & aft movement of the skis. Somewhat like a Panhard rod or mechanism on an automobile. Might relieve a lot of stress on the suspension attach points - which currently take up much of those forces.Great videos too. Wasn't that drop off on your left a bit scary on you maiden flight? Wishing you continued success. Thanks for posting.

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  • Bubbling with ingenuity. Well prepared and presented. I could not help getting a chuckle out of "The only power tools I used for this project were a jigsaw, a drill and a Dremel with a router attachment." OOPS, forgot to mention, a 3D printer. :-) Thank you for sharing your outstanding project

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  • Thanks for good tutorial ible. I'm not converting. Just starting out fresh with DIY machine.What are the significance of the various jumper pins on the CNC Shield? I have yet to find anything on the jumpers. Is it necessary to have limit switches connected? If so should they be NO or NC switches?O'scope indicates I'm getting step pulses to the 3 axes motor pins. Motor does not turn. A4988 gets hot.Any help?Thank you.

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  • Useful, simple, low cost project. As usual, there are good suggestions in the comments and as always, a few nay-sayers. I look at 'ibles and food for thought. Take the maker's idea and run with it in a direction to suit your needs, finances, materials at hand, and technical expertise. Thanks for posting.

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  • Thank you MJRoBot for the simple BT learning tool. Worked for me first time out except for the voice commands. I don't know what to say. ??

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  • Re: "what difference does it make?"In the USA, it's the convention and required the National Electrical Code. It's doubtful these low cost relay modules meet any electrical standards.The below info is from a medical source. Skin resistance does play a roll. 1 mA;Barely perceptible 16 mA; Maximum current an average man can grasp and “let go” 20 mA Paralysis of respiratory muscles 100 mA; Ventricular fibrillation threshold 2 A; Cardiac standstill and internal organ damage 15/20 A; Common fuse breaker opens circuit

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  • Very ambitious project. Lots of possibilities to build upon. Just thinking... could you utilize or rig the tilt and pan motors to steer and control the direction of the camera platform? One motor to steer, the other to control a potentiometer which thru a microprocessor to send PWM forward and reverse voltage to the platform's drive motor? Ultrasonic collision avoidance?Some folks much more clever than I could really make quite a rover. I don't have the knowledge to do any of this but it is thought provoking. Thanks for posting and also thanks to you benefactor for furnishing some of the equipment to make it possible.

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  • Thank you sir for the most simple RFID example. Works for me.

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  • Nice job of repurposing bits & pieces. Would it not have been a bit less cluttered, and simpler, using only on servo for the ailerons rather than two?Airfoils; One can hardly go wrong with the old tried and true "Clark Y" as a starting point for scratch built RC projects.Thanks for posting the instructable.

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