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  • manskybook commented on skvely's instructable Cardboard Geodesic Dome
    Cardboard Geodesic Dome

    The author was simply suggesting a size for their project. They supplied a link to a dome calculator that is agnostic to metric or imperial. The 13 inch radius works out to about 33 cm, and your calculator on your PC or Mac makes the conversion trivial. If you'd like a larger (or smaller) cat home than a hemisphere of about 26 inches or 66 cm in diameter, numbers you enter in the web page will result only in numbers; e.g. if I enter a "6" it could mean 6 feet, 6 inches, 6 cm, 6 meters, etc.

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  • Making a Snub Dodecahedron

    A pleasing shape, and a fine educational tool. I was wondering about a few things -- first, what materials work best with this design (light paper, heavy paper, cardboard, thin metal...)? Also, while educational in defining the shapes, wouldn't the template and process work as well if the pentagons were drawn as stars with folds on the pentagon edges, rather than cuts and tabs? And, finally, while the result is quite attractive, couldn't an equally pleasing form without tabs be created by facing the tabs inward?I have an IKEA lamp that's a polyhedron made of a stiff paper where the tabs are rounded at their ends so that the polyhedron can be assembled with rubber bands. It seems an interesting variation on your process.[Errata: the editor in me can help point out a couple of ambiguities o…

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    A pleasing shape, and a fine educational tool. I was wondering about a few things -- first, what materials work best with this design (light paper, heavy paper, cardboard, thin metal...)? Also, while educational in defining the shapes, wouldn't the template and process work as well if the pentagons were drawn as stars with folds on the pentagon edges, rather than cuts and tabs? And, finally, while the result is quite attractive, couldn't an equally pleasing form without tabs be created by facing the tabs inward?I have an IKEA lamp that's a polyhedron made of a stiff paper where the tabs are rounded at their ends so that the polyhedron can be assembled with rubber bands. It seems an interesting variation on your process.[Errata: the editor in me can help point out a couple of ambiguities or errors; in the second sentence "It is" might be more clear as "This is" or, better, "The dodecahedron is"; the caption in Step 2 should say, "five triangles" (not pentagons); in Step 8, "but" should be "put, and "shinny" should be "shiny".]

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  • How to Make Slime Without Borax + Lesson Plan

    This is a good project and makes a slime that compares to others that use Borax as a primary ingredient. But please know that Borax has very low toxicity, and most people do not even have skin sensitivity to it (don't use any chemicals with open wounds unprotected). Also, if you must use a saline contact lens solution that contains boric acid, you are essentially using the same chemicals.Also note that boric acid solutions have been used to treat eye ailments and irritation for perhaps a century; and borax is a common laundry enhancer used as long, or longer.If you are ever concerned about a product (especially one like Borax that is mostly one compound), in the US you can simply search for "[borax] msds" and get the Material Safety Data Sheet for that product. In any case, the …

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    This is a good project and makes a slime that compares to others that use Borax as a primary ingredient. But please know that Borax has very low toxicity, and most people do not even have skin sensitivity to it (don't use any chemicals with open wounds unprotected). Also, if you must use a saline contact lens solution that contains boric acid, you are essentially using the same chemicals.Also note that boric acid solutions have been used to treat eye ailments and irritation for perhaps a century; and borax is a common laundry enhancer used as long, or longer.If you are ever concerned about a product (especially one like Borax that is mostly one compound), in the US you can simply search for "[borax] msds" and get the Material Safety Data Sheet for that product. In any case, the production and use of slime should be supervised, and small children and animals ingesting it, or any of its ingredients, will likely have quite unpleasant stomach upset.

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  • manskybook completed the lesson Hot Glue in the class Glue Class
  • This is a simple and elegant solution for a quick and cheap viewer. I see that several people are having difficulty, and are hung up on only one variable -- the lens diopter. Your ability to see in 3D depends on several factors, including the interocular distance (the distance between your pupils); the focal length of the lens (in this case, diopters of 3 or 3.5); the distance between the lens of your eye and the image (through the lens); and the ability to tolerate some visual ambiguity.What might help first is to close one eye and look through the lens at the stereo image. Move the card forward and back until the image is in sharp focus; then open both eyes.If you still have trouble resolving the 3D, you might cut a piece of cardboard that is the length of the distance where you have th…

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    This is a simple and elegant solution for a quick and cheap viewer. I see that several people are having difficulty, and are hung up on only one variable -- the lens diopter. Your ability to see in 3D depends on several factors, including the interocular distance (the distance between your pupils); the focal length of the lens (in this case, diopters of 3 or 3.5); the distance between the lens of your eye and the image (through the lens); and the ability to tolerate some visual ambiguity.What might help first is to close one eye and look through the lens at the stereo image. Move the card forward and back until the image is in sharp focus; then open both eyes.If you still have trouble resolving the 3D, you might cut a piece of cardboard that is the length of the distance where you have the best focus and hold it between the bridge of your nose and the center of the two images. You might also practice free vision stereo without the lenses by simply looking at the card until you can resolve the image so that you get a feel for the 3D version.

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  • This recipe is basically the Anova site recipe without the blender. I've tried the Anova recipe, which was fluffy and delicate. I used a tablespoon of mild green chilis in some, a bit of ham in others. Also, the 4 ounce canning jars aren't easy to find, except to order a dozen on Amazon."Finishing" the eggs -- broiling the tops, or frying them -- makes for a better presentation. You can also go "hipster" and serve the eggs in their jars. Use paprika or cayenne to give flavor and color on the top, before cooking.I thought that silicone muffin liners might add another dimension, but haven't tried it yet. And, sure, bacon is great, but you could run through a multitude of vegetarian options with onions, mushrooms, and peppers (hot and mild).

    I presume their subcontractors have pre-made forms. Not hard to imagine, I suppose. What's the optimal width to re-heat in a coffee shop?

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  • Can you tell us more about the decision to use cheddar cheese instead of the more traditional mozzarella?

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