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  • theguido commented on sameertj's instructable Pocket ECG Monitor
    Pocket ECG Monitor

    Nice project! I would love a wireless pulse ox device. We keep one on our daughter day and night, and even the portable ones are a bit of a pain.

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    If your house catches fire and they find wiring like this in it, insurance is unlikely to pay for the damages. That's why the codes exist, to prevent injury and loss of property. The plug you linked is probably UL listed which means it has been tested and met all the safety requirements. If a UL listed product fails and causes a total loss insurances normally have no problem paying the claims.

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  • theguido commented on JasonF205's instructable Faux Wood Panels!

    Really good stuff. Certainly takes the stark edge off a typical garage door and makes it much less noticable.

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  • Neither of them work. One was damaged by water several years ago. The other had a massive corrosion from something I couldn't figure out. I had both of them since I was about 5, along with the disk drive and a cassette deck, but those items were sold a long time ago.

    We are moving this week and I was ready to throw my old C64's in the trash, but this may be a cool use for them.

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  • That is not how the law is applied. The alter/defacement penalty is when you try to deform enough money as to swing the value. You can't go out and grind up 80 tons of quarters or bleach a few million in paper money (not that any normal person would do something like that). You can still use the little coin masher machines at parks and make rings from coins and in no way violate this rule.

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  • 25lbs sounds incredibly heavy for a weighted blanket. It feels a lot heavier than you think it would. Rule of thumb is 10% of your body weight, but at some point you would have to enlarge the overall blanket size to keep going up in weight. The last one I made was a 42"x72" which is a fairly standard size and at 13lbs. There was plenty of room in each of my pockets (5.5"x5.75"ish each) to have doubled the amount of weighted beads, so theoretically you could have made a 26lb blanket. You have to make sure your beads are heavy enough, though, because they don't all weight the same. I used raw resin pellets with a calcium carbonate component that made them about 10oz per cup.

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  • ^ This guy is on the right path. It looks great but you are right to worry about the handle. It could be connected through the head for more stability with basically no negative impact on the function of the hammer. Just be safe using it!

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  • Aren't there rules against advertising on this site? There are many neighborhoods who don't allow physical fences as part of their covenant so no, you aren't better off getting a "real" fence. This is a good instructable that could save a lot of time and headache for someone.

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  • theguido commented on viacin's instructable DIY Cleanroom

    Carpet creating dust is a myth. The fibers do not create dust, and any that break free are too heavy to float (most are now Nylon 6 and Nylon 66. Even predyed polypropylene and polyester continuous filaments are dense enough to not become air-born if broken). That's why it's much better to have carpet for allergies than hardwood because the carpet fibers trap dust particles until you vacuum them. With hardwood the dust just blows around and gets stirred back up into the air. Other than that, very good instructable!

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  • I've done it several years ago with the old view finder for a birthday card for my now wife. Few things to remember:-Each picture you see is made up of two pictures on the wheel (a left eye image and a right eye image). They are directly across from each other. Shift individual items in the image left and right depending on which eye it is for and you will get the same 3D depth effect.-The click jumps ahead two pictures on the physical wheel. Look at an original to see what I mean. Basically the story line advances two slots of each click until you make it around. -Using an original disk is easier than making a new one. It's extremely touchy with how thick the disk can be and it work right. Split and original, take out the photos then glue in your photos printed in a ring on transparency …

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    I've done it several years ago with the old view finder for a birthday card for my now wife. Few things to remember:-Each picture you see is made up of two pictures on the wheel (a left eye image and a right eye image). They are directly across from each other. Shift individual items in the image left and right depending on which eye it is for and you will get the same 3D depth effect.-The click jumps ahead two pictures on the physical wheel. Look at an original to see what I mean. Basically the story line advances two slots of each click until you make it around. -Using an original disk is easier than making a new one. It's extremely touchy with how thick the disk can be and it work right. Split and original, take out the photos then glue in your photos printed in a ring on transparency film (they do make it for inkjet printers, too). Then glue the other side of the original on to sandwich your picture layer. Rolling it flat with a rolling pin helped get mine perfectly flat again.

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