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  • Painted Space Shorts

    Wow. Looks just like Gwen Stefani wearing Space Shorts. You will have to google "space pants" and Gwen Stefani.

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  • sail4sea commented on meralgia's instructable Spin Yarn From Cat Hair
    Spin Yarn From Cat Hair

    An instructable on just carding fur would be so helpful.

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  • Programmable Macropad V2

    Why write all that code? QMK does keyboards for you. It supports rotary encoders, LEDs, and everything. There is even a hardwired sample file to get you started.I love the hardware BTW. Also share what you use this macro pad for,

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  • sail4sea commented on khinds10's instructable Weather Clock
    Weather Clock

    Could I make this smaller by displaying the clock on the display instead of having a separate seven segment display?

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  • sail4sea commented on mrdebos's instructable Wooden Bench With Storage
    Wooden Bench With Storage

    Just use 2x2s and adjust the length to fit your space. That won't give you his exact measurements, but it's basically a foot tall and seven and a half feet long and the seat comes out about 15 inches from the wall. Again, adjust to fit your space I'd use a 1 by 4 for the top piece behind the lids. Most carpenters should be able to figure this out.However, metric is weird and I needed Google to tell me what I was looking at.

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  • Getting Started With Ham Radio

    I'm working toward my Amateur Extra and then after that, I want to become a VEC (Voluntary Examination Coordinator) myself. I already have my General license. It is really difficult to pass more than one exam in a single setting, although one guy took and passed the Tech, General, and Amateur Extra exams in the same test session which is impressive. I studied and passed one exam at a time.My call sign is KE0UNF and I got licence plates for my car with my call sign on it. Mostly I hang out on 2 meter, so I am unlikely to contact anyone unless they are in my local area.I mainly use a Baofeng at home, but I have a mobile unit in the car. I even drilled a hole in the roof of my car in order to install an antenna, which was scary, but the place I originally wanted to install the antenna w…

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    I'm working toward my Amateur Extra and then after that, I want to become a VEC (Voluntary Examination Coordinator) myself. I already have my General license. It is really difficult to pass more than one exam in a single setting, although one guy took and passed the Tech, General, and Amateur Extra exams in the same test session which is impressive. I studied and passed one exam at a time.My call sign is KE0UNF and I got licence plates for my car with my call sign on it. Mostly I hang out on 2 meter, so I am unlikely to contact anyone unless they are in my local area.I mainly use a Baofeng at home, but I have a mobile unit in the car. I even drilled a hole in the roof of my car in order to install an antenna, which was scary, but the place I originally wanted to install the antenna was plastic. It looks really professional though.

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  • A Software-Defined Radio on a Shoestring

    How do you transmit, provided that you are licensed to do so? Or is SDR a receive only protocol?KE0UNF

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  • Clamping Dorm Room Shelves With School Spirit

    Go Cyclones! (Computer Science Alum)Nice work. Setting up my own shop myself.

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  • Sid has his own permanent version of the Debian operating system. But some adult should have stepped in and gotten Sid introduced to the Maker community.

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  • Nice project. I wonder why you didn't put a wheel in the front too, as you had plenty of material in the sole to do so. I seems that to use these with only one wheel, you would have to tilt your ankles uncomfortably forward. Commercial wheeled shoes only have one wheel in the heel, so I see why you went with one, but I think two would have been better.

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  • While the dye didn't quite come out as the brilliant blue most people get when they do this type of project, the way it came out actually looks closer to what a real river might look like. I think it came out amazing. I did not know that wood changes shape, although I am blessed with a shop full of wood (inherited from relatives) that has been sitting for years and thus has aclimated a bit better.

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  • Most hand wired keyboards don’t use an OLED.

    QMK is compatible with the Pro Micro. Why didn’t you use that to write your code? It’s a software platform made for programmable keyboards. There is probably a six key macro pad firmware already written.

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  • It is too bad that the only local source for those project boxes was Radio Shack which have all closed. Off to order some online, or get a 3D printer.

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