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  • tanderson28 commented on Rahul Mitra's instructable Homemade DVI-I to DVI-D converter3 years ago
    Homemade DVI-I to DVI-D converter

    Note that the horizontal pin on the DVI-I is longer than a DVI-D, so possibly requires a bit more than simply manually removing the four analog pins.

    Please clean the parts before posting -- there's so much dust! But thanks for posting this handy tutorial. I got a 3 meter DVI-I cable for $3 but my monitors only accept DVI-D. With this tutorial, I saved about $12!Note that the horizontal pin on the DVI-I is longer than a DVI-D, so possibly requires a bit more than simply manually removing the four analog pins. But sometimes the other side can accept the longer horizontal pin, like I found for my monitor.

    That type of converter would not be easy to make, since it requires connecting 19 small wires. An HDMI-DVI adapter costs $10-15 so it may be better to purchase one.

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  • Insulating curtains that cut heat losses through windows by 50%

    I note that one question still remains. Do the Kuma curtains perform much better than plastic film? If still available to you, the Flir (or other Thermal Camera) can clearly demonstrate the value of the insulation. The plastic sheeting is much cheaper than the insulation. If there not a huge difference in R-value between plastic sheeting alone and the Kuma curtains, I think many people would prefer a very low-cost solution if it was almost as good.Would really love to see the thermal imaging for comparison!

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