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  • jseager64 commented on fretters's instructable Computer Drawer5 weeks ago
    Computer Drawer

    Absolutely BRILLIANT!! I run 6 web servers in my house but my personal computer is a Dell OptiPlex 9020. I run it with the side cover off because it tends to get really hot when I am running CPU intensive things like MySQL synchronizations. That system would certainly work well with your design. I think the hardest part would be for me to get the hard drive activity led to work w/o screwing up my hard drives, there are 3 in/on my OptiPlex. Again, absolutely BRILLIANT!!!

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  • Card Feeder for a Trading Card Machine

    Your suction cup idea has some potential if you used a small pump about the size of an aquarium pump only that it sucks the card up with a vacuum, instead of pressing the cup to the card manually it would then pass over something like artificial grass cut really low. With new bbcards they tend to stick together. The artificall grass would prevent anything more than the top card to be picked up, slide just below the top of the grass to the drop ramp, and hopefully the grass will brush everything other than the single card with the suction preventing two and three card pickups (jams).

    I woke up thinking that instead of sliding in cards on a ramp into the "darkroom" might be easier to do by dropping the cards one at a time down from the top vertically then the two Rpi cams can take the pic with it standing upright. After the pic is taken it could then be moved out of the "Darkroom" any number of ways. It seems to me that doing it that way would cut down on parts, meaning fewer items to replace WHEN they fail :-)

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  • Card Feeder for a Trading Card Machine

    I was thinking more of a vacuum rolling, say stainless steel to get from point a (the pile of cards) to point B (insertion into the photo darkroom) and then point c (egress out into a pile gently.) There are some cards that just will not ever work in whatever the two of us think of in that there are Topps and Bowman Chrome cards that come out of the box with a bend in them, or curve if you will. Even if one were to get the picture into the "darkroom" the curvature of the card would make for some fairly unfocused images. Thank you for "re-inspiring" me to take up this thought process again. I LOVE making things. If I manage to put together a prototype I would eventually 3d printing as much as possible.If you keep thinking about it I promise to do the same and we ...

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    I was thinking more of a vacuum rolling, say stainless steel to get from point a (the pile of cards) to point B (insertion into the photo darkroom) and then point c (egress out into a pile gently.) There are some cards that just will not ever work in whatever the two of us think of in that there are Topps and Bowman Chrome cards that come out of the box with a bend in them, or curve if you will. Even if one were to get the picture into the "darkroom" the curvature of the card would make for some fairly unfocused images. Thank you for "re-inspiring" me to take up this thought process again. I LOVE making things. If I manage to put together a prototype I would eventually 3d printing as much as possible.If you keep thinking about it I promise to do the same and we can exchange notes. I am pretty well versed in everything Raspberry Pi's as I use several of them as timing, sensoring water status in our open air aquaponics greenhouse which is really easy to do living here in Florida. So anything I design and try to put together my pi's will have a significant role in the complete design.jon

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  • Card Feeder for a Trading Card Machine

    I have been thinking of this project for two years now. I have about 1/2 million baseball cards, some worth in the thousands, but I could not get past my fear that running the cards through using any type of "rolling" mechanism would decrease the value of the card because of rubber trails appearing after the scan is done. My thoughts now is to use a rolling ramp like you have here but once the card reaches the rubber rollers it would use a vacuum mechanism to move the card into the photo arena. Once the card is safely in place there would be a top and bottom cam run with a RaspberryPi to get both sides at the same time and forwarded to my computer. Nevertheless you actually did what I have been thinking about. I just don't want the mental and emotional pain of destroying ...

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    I have been thinking of this project for two years now. I have about 1/2 million baseball cards, some worth in the thousands, but I could not get past my fear that running the cards through using any type of "rolling" mechanism would decrease the value of the card because of rubber trails appearing after the scan is done. My thoughts now is to use a rolling ramp like you have here but once the card reaches the rubber rollers it would use a vacuum mechanism to move the card into the photo arena. Once the card is safely in place there would be a top and bottom cam run with a RaspberryPi to get both sides at the same time and forwarded to my computer. Nevertheless you actually did what I have been thinking about. I just don't want the mental and emotional pain of destroying the value of a card. I buy and sell quite a bit of baseball cards, hence the 1/2 million cards I have. OK fine call me a hoarder. As of right now I only provide stock images that someone else took but offer the potential buyer an actual scan from my 3 in 1 printer upon request as baseball card collectors want to look closly at the corners, edges and stains on the front and/or back.Any thoughts on this comment? You did a nice job by the way for cards other than cards that are worth 1000 times more than Yoogio (sp?) cards. Did you know that porn stars also have trading cards? I didn't until a few weeks ago by accident. Some of those cards go for $300+ each. I found that fascinating. And NO I have zero interest in trying to make a buck or two on anything related to porn or anything I wouldn't want my kids to find as kids know where everything hidden in the house CAN be found. :-)

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  • jseager64 commented on bliedahl's instructable Illuminated Polymer Clay Necklace2 months ago
    Illuminated Polymer Clay Necklace

    These would make some very interesting buttons as well, I think.

    How did you get all the random pretty colors in the clay? Did you hand paint a design? At what stage do you do the design work or does the clay you mentioned have a natural design unique to each bead? Thanks, this is right up my wife's rainy day project list.

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  • jseager64 commented on patsheldon's instructable DIY Attic Storage Assistance 7 months ago
    DIY Attic Storage Assistance

    I think instead of para cord I would have opted for a chian similar to a bycycle chain but much longer and have a crank, heck other than the chain length all you need is an old kids bike and use one of the pedals as your crank. Pulling something REALLY heavy up with paracord sounds painful to me unless I wore gloves.

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  • jseager64 commented on lonesoulsurfer's instructable Secret "Jurassic Park" Stash 7 months ago
    Secret "Jurassic Park" Stash

    The spray can w/ ball inside is a great idea. But if I weren't uning a spray can of paint I would line the inside with some thick cloth, an old washcolth perhaps. That way if your stash is a dozen or so Gold Debloons one wouldn't hear metal on metal when picked up. Just a thought after reading this.

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