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  • ringworld commented on bennelson's instructable DIY Solar Garage3 months ago
    DIY Solar Garage

    One thing they don’t tell you about solar power is the fact you will lose at least 30% of the power output due to transmission. Always plan for it.

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  • Pro Tips for Using Cardboard

    Great article. Been in the packaging business for over 30 years. Been making prototype packaging for the past 15 years. A few things to add to what you've already created. 1. Folding cardboard is easy. All you need is a scoring tool to create a score. I use what looks like a spur attached to a handle. With a metal ruler run the scoring tool along the straight edge and viola you get a punched line that you can fold and create a nice crisp fold. (Also great for resizing a carton.) For paper board or card stock or index stock they have a similar tool which is a rolling knife with spaces in between. I also prefer to tuck the tongue inside to hide the cut side. 2. Get yourself one of those cutting mats. I like my 11x17 but you can get a nice 8.5 x 14 and it can still do the job ...

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    Great article. Been in the packaging business for over 30 years. Been making prototype packaging for the past 15 years. A few things to add to what you've already created. 1. Folding cardboard is easy. All you need is a scoring tool to create a score. I use what looks like a spur attached to a handle. With a metal ruler run the scoring tool along the straight edge and viola you get a punched line that you can fold and create a nice crisp fold. (Also great for resizing a carton.) For paper board or card stock or index stock they have a similar tool which is a rolling knife with spaces in between. I also prefer to tuck the tongue inside to hide the cut side. 2. Get yourself one of those cutting mats. I like my 11x17 but you can get a nice 8.5 x 14 and it can still do the job well.3. Exacto knives are my friend. Easy to replace the blades and keep them sharp to prevent those rough cuts.4. Metal rulers are your friend. They keep nice straight unblemished edges and allow you to run your exacto knife along the edge easily. Plus those yardsticks are inexpensive enough. 5. Finally I prefer rubber cement. It allows me to fix mistakes and readjust board easily. The hot glue is a little more permanent for my needs.

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  • Robotic Helmet That Stops You From Crying

    Stop crying. Give them a glass of water. Makes you look compassionate but you can’t drink and cry at the same time.

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