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  • One Wheel Electric Skateboard

    Perhaps 'Single Fulcrum Electric Skateboard' would have been a more apt title?

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  • lfoss commented on attosa's instructable The Carrot Recorder
    The Carrot Recorder

    Somebody please, please post a video playing 'Darude - Sandstorm' on a carrot recorder to YouTube. Thank you in advance.

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  • lfoss commented on jbumstead's instructable Upright Laser Harp
    Upright Laser Harp

    Wow. This is super cool and very nicely done!! Of course, I'm rather partial to the use of lasers in any DIY project. Haha. You should make v2.0 out of all clear/tinted acrylic plastic instead of wood. It would look awesome! Also, you can get an 1/8" (3.5mm) headphone jack which has an 'extra' switch / connector (NC) on it which toggles open when a plug is inserted. You could use this to automatically turn off the speaker output when a plug is inserted (if you wanted to). Just a thought. =)

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  • lfoss commented on c4l3b's instructable Easy Giant LED Backlit Moon

    Could you add links to the exact shower curtains you purchased? Are they available on Amazon by chance? I'm particularly interested in the 'smaller moon' which still seems plenty large for a small bedroom. Thank you and awesome instructable!

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  • "benzene-like hexagons".. spoken like a true chemist. LOL. Awesome instructable! Love the Nike shoes also!!

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  • Easy & awesome looking!! You're the one that got married? If so, grats!!

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  • Why does Monopoly not come with this?! This is AMAZING!!

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  • LOL. Man Up!

    And the Berkeley link at the end of the Instructable is now mysteriously down. Coincidence?! =P

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  • lfoss commented on advaym's instructable How to Photograph the MOON

    Oh, and here is my moon picture from wayyyy back in January 2009. It was taken with a Nikon D50 DSLR (their cheapest / crappiest model available at that time) and the 55-200mm 'kit lens' that came with it (also pretty horrible). I don't believe there was any post processing done to it at all, other than cropping the vast amounts of black space around it in MSPaint. Haha. So this is basically how it came 'off the camera'. The EXIF data seems to have been stripped away from the file, but I'm pretty sure I was shooting with the aperture wide open (which was only f/5.6 at 200mm zoom on that lens) and then just adjusted the shutter speed until I got an exposure that made me happy. The picture is maybe a tad over-exposed, but I had just got the camera (my first DSLR) for Christmas and was prett…

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    Oh, and here is my moon picture from wayyyy back in January 2009. It was taken with a Nikon D50 DSLR (their cheapest / crappiest model available at that time) and the 55-200mm 'kit lens' that came with it (also pretty horrible). I don't believe there was any post processing done to it at all, other than cropping the vast amounts of black space around it in MSPaint. Haha. So this is basically how it came 'off the camera'. The EXIF data seems to have been stripped away from the file, but I'm pretty sure I was shooting with the aperture wide open (which was only f/5.6 at 200mm zoom on that lens) and then just adjusted the shutter speed until I got an exposure that made me happy. The picture is maybe a tad over-exposed, but I had just got the camera (my first DSLR) for Christmas and was pretty new at this stuff (and didn't know about .NEF / .RAW mode), so I think it came out okay!!

    Oh, and here is my moon picture from wayyyy back in January 2009. It was taken with a Nikon D50 DSLR (their cheapest / crappiest model available at that time) and the 55-200mm 'kit lens' that came with it (also pretty horrible). I don't believe there was any post processing done to it at all, other than cropping the vast amounts of black space around it in MSPaint. Haha. So this is basically how it came 'off the camera'. The EXIF data seems to have been stripped away from the file, but I'm pretty sure I was shooting with the aperture wide open (which is only f/5.6 at 200mm zoom) and just adjusted the shutter speed until I got an exposure that made me happy. The picture is maybe a tad over-exposed, but I had just got the camera (my first DSLR) for Christmas and was pretty new at this stuff…

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    Oh, and here is my moon picture from wayyyy back in January 2009. It was taken with a Nikon D50 DSLR (their cheapest / crappiest model available at that time) and the 55-200mm 'kit lens' that came with it (also pretty horrible). I don't believe there was any post processing done to it at all, other than cropping the vast amounts of black space around it in MSPaint. Haha. So this is basically how it came 'off the camera'. The EXIF data seems to have been stripped away from the file, but I'm pretty sure I was shooting with the aperture wide open (which is only f/5.6 at 200mm zoom) and just adjusted the shutter speed until I got an exposure that made me happy. The picture is maybe a tad over-exposed, but I had just got the camera (my first DSLR) for Christmas and was pretty new at this stuff, so I think it came out okay!!

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  • lfoss made the instructable How to Photograph the MOON
    How to Photograph the MOON

    Oh, and here is my moon picture from wayyyy back in January 2009. It was taken with a Nikon D50 DSLR (their cheapest / crappiest model available at that time) and the 55-200mm 'kit lens' that came with it (also pretty horrible). I don't believe there was any post procession done to it at all, so this is how it came off the camera. All I did was crop the vast amounts of black space around it in MSPaint. Haha. The EXIF data seems to have been stripped away from the file, but I'm pretty sure I was shooting with the aperture wide open (which is only f/5.6 at 200mm zoom) and just adjusted the shutter speed until I got an exposure that made me happy. The picture is maybe a tad over-exposed, but I had just got the camera (my first DSLR) for Christmas and was pretty new at this stuff, so I think …

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    Oh, and here is my moon picture from wayyyy back in January 2009. It was taken with a Nikon D50 DSLR (their cheapest / crappiest model available at that time) and the 55-200mm 'kit lens' that came with it (also pretty horrible). I don't believe there was any post procession done to it at all, so this is how it came off the camera. All I did was crop the vast amounts of black space around it in MSPaint. Haha. The EXIF data seems to have been stripped away from the file, but I'm pretty sure I was shooting with the aperture wide open (which is only f/5.6 at 200mm zoom) and just adjusted the shutter speed until I got an exposure that made me happy. The picture is maybe a tad over-exposed, but I had just got the camera (my first DSLR) for Christmas and was pretty new at this stuff, so I think it came out okay!!

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  • lfoss commented on advaym's instructable How to Photograph the MOON

    "If, on the other hand, you're trying to say that the something about a DSLR's imaging capability is inherently superior to other types of cameras, that's unsubstantiated"Actually, this is most definitely *not* unsubstantiated. A DSLR camera generally has an image sensor 10 to 20 times larger than a 'point-and-shoot' camera. This has nothing to do with how many "megapixels" the camera has. It has to do with the size of the individual photoreceptors on the sensor. The photoreceptors on a DSLR image sensor are *much* larger than those of a point-and-shoot camera. This means that they are more sensitive to light and therefor the camera does not have to provide nearly as much 'gain' (*ALL* digital cameras do this, BTW) to the raw sensor data to produce an image. This resul…

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    "If, on the other hand, you're trying to say that the something about a DSLR's imaging capability is inherently superior to other types of cameras, that's unsubstantiated"Actually, this is most definitely *not* unsubstantiated. A DSLR camera generally has an image sensor 10 to 20 times larger than a 'point-and-shoot' camera. This has nothing to do with how many "megapixels" the camera has. It has to do with the size of the individual photoreceptors on the sensor. The photoreceptors on a DSLR image sensor are *much* larger than those of a point-and-shoot camera. This means that they are more sensitive to light and therefor the camera does not have to provide nearly as much 'gain' (*ALL* digital cameras do this, BTW) to the raw sensor data to produce an image. This results in images that have: better contrast, better sharpness, better color reproduction, etc.Obviously, the quality of your lens will also play an important role, but it is the larger sensor size of DSLR cameras that give them an advantage over the tiny image sensors found in point-and-shoot cameras. I would recommend doing a Google search such as "why sensor size matters" and read up on this before YOU make unsubstantiated claims on why you *think* that all cameras are created equal. They are not. Facts will always out-weigh opinion.

    "If, on the other hand, you're trying to say that the something about a DSLR's imaging capability is inherently superior to other types of cameras, that's unsubstantiated"Actually, this is most definitely *not* unsubstantiated. A DSLR camera generally has an image sensor 10 to 20 times larger than a 'point-and-shoot' camera. This has nothing to do with how many "megapixels" the camera has. It has to do with the size of the individual photoreceptors on the sensor. The photoreceptors on a DSLR image sensor are *much* larger than those of a point-and-shoot camera. This means that they are more sensitive to light and therefor the camera does not have to provide nearly as much 'gain' to the raw sensor data to produce an image (*ALL* digital cameras do this, BTW). This resul…

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    "If, on the other hand, you're trying to say that the something about a DSLR's imaging capability is inherently superior to other types of cameras, that's unsubstantiated"Actually, this is most definitely *not* unsubstantiated. A DSLR camera generally has an image sensor 10 to 20 times larger than a 'point-and-shoot' camera. This has nothing to do with how many "megapixels" the camera has. It has to do with the size of the individual photoreceptors on the sensor. The photoreceptors on a DSLR image sensor are *much* larger than those of a point-and-shoot camera. This means that they are more sensitive to light and therefor the camera does not have to provide nearly as much 'gain' to the raw sensor data to produce an image (*ALL* digital cameras do this, BTW). This results in images that have: better contrast, better sharpness, better color reproduction, etc.Obviously, the quality of your lens will also play an important role, but it is the larger sensor size of DSLR cameras that give them an advantage over the tiny image sensors found in point-and-shoot cameras.I would recommend doing a Google search such as "why sensor size matters" and read up on this before YOU make unsubstantiated claims on why you *think* that all cameras are created equal. They are not. Facts will always out-weigh opinion.

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  • Interesting!! Not quite as portable as my AR-15 or 12 gauge shotgun though! =P

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  • lfoss commented on GregO29's instructable Solar George Foreman Cooker

    Actually, most modern hard drives (made within the last 20 years or so) have 7 screws holding the case together. There are the 6 around the edge and then a 'hidden' one in the center, usually underneath a sticker. Also multi-platter hard drives only have one set of screws holding the entire spindle group to the motor. So taking off these 1-8 screws (varies by manufacturer) could yield 2 - 4 platters.Anyway, I wasn't trying to make your point any less valid. Just pointing out a few errors in your math. Either way, that's still a lot of screwing!! Err.. unscrewing?!

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  • lfoss commented on inspiretomake's instructable Meteorite Ring

    Very (very) cool!!

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  • Thermodynamics 101? o.O

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  • lfoss commented on Christian Knuell's instructable Knife Block

    Not generally, no. But there are some exceptions.

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  • lfoss commented on Christian Knuell's instructable Knife Block

    I'll be 100% honest.. I didn't even read this Instructable. I just went straight to the comments section after seeing the first picture. This is the THE most EPIC knife block EVER! You need to find a manufacturer to mass produce these and start selling them retail. You could make a small fortune (or a large one)!!

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  • This is just a complete guess, but I would say your Z-axis is coming up too fast and not giving the UV light enough time to cure each 'layer' of the print.

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  • It's been seen now..

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  • lfoss commented on halledean's instructable Leather Underbust Harness

    It's a weasome? =P

    Excellent advice, BeachsideHank. I didn't even catch that myself when looking through the pictures. I may have been.. uhh.. distracted(?!) by other things. But anyway.. =) Yeah, big floppy leather gloves are generally a bad idea around most *stationary* power tools. Basically, the machine is not going to move on you (if bolted down correctly), so all you have to do is keep your fingers away from the moving bits. Handheld power tools are a slightly different story. You should generally wear gloves when using weed eaters, hedge trimmers, chainsaws, etc. There are some exceptions. If in doubt, read the instructions! =P

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