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"Something about myself" Computer forensics expert witness Born out of sync with my generation. Trying to stay alive. In need of dance partner. If it's 'broken' I'll try to fix it. If not, I'll dismantle it to find out how it works....
  • wizodd0 commented on Gregarious's instructable Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before and After1 year ago
    Enhanced DeWalt Drill Before and After

    Light and level and depth control, o my!The other end of the external power lead was connected to a standard Car accessory plug.(Is that the world's ONLY universally available, international standard plug?)"Not now, the USB is...but for high power, it is likely--though for A/C the ubiquitous three-prong which permits a very short or inside the case jack, so cutting the main cord isn't a major repair, just grab an old computer cable I would loop the back end of the drill-stop and coat it in white/red plastic, or add a bit of Sugru to the end for additional safety, despite the 1/4" loss in depth.The lights are such a good idea that it's a shame no one put them on decades ago.Today's are bright enough you might even want a dimmer... :)It's unfortunate so few people take the time...

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    Light and level and depth control, o my!The other end of the external power lead was connected to a standard Car accessory plug.(Is that the world's ONLY universally available, international standard plug?)"Not now, the USB is...but for high power, it is likely--though for A/C the ubiquitous three-prong which permits a very short or inside the case jack, so cutting the main cord isn't a major repair, just grab an old computer cable I would loop the back end of the drill-stop and coat it in white/red plastic, or add a bit of Sugru to the end for additional safety, despite the 1/4" loss in depth.The lights are such a good idea that it's a shame no one put them on decades ago.Today's are bright enough you might even want a dimmer... :)It's unfortunate so few people take the time and effort to customize their tools and homes to fit their needs...yes most stuff works off the shelve, but the tweaks the manufacturers choose to sell are not always (nor even often) what everyone needs.Some, like having a parallel set of flats on each side, so that vise can hold the drill aren't the kind of things people look for but are such a huge help in the field.Now, where is that box of dead battery-driven portable drills? I like to have one for drilling and one for screwing if I can't use the 1/4" drive sets.

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  • Make a Rug With Carpet Remnants and Duct Tape

    I am replacing a dark brown runner to my partially finished basement.I have most of a roll of light blue carpet ($50 surplus at the local university 20+yds) which I will edge-bind with anti-fray spray and paint the steps white for visibility. The step edges will be lit with some cheap led strip lights. (<$20 online.)To me, safety first, a beautiful carpet that causes a misstep is ugly.I like the edging with duck tape, and it comes in a huge array of colors. In this purpose it should last decades (esp. if you use a $8 can of anti-fray.)

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  • wizodd0 commented on gizmologist's instructable Splice Cable Like A Rocket Scientist2 years ago
    Splice Cable Like A Rocket Scientist

    This is rather like splicing rope.

    Yes the Apollo capsules had an escape rocket. In addition, there was a cable slide to evacuate before launch.

    Partly...but mostly due to a combination of pure O2 and excessive placement of Velcro. Those fuzzy nylon pads go up very rapidly in pure O2.A static spark could start a fire in pure O2.

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  • wizodd0 commented on air.command's instructable Water Rocket Bottle Splicing2 years ago
    Water Rocket Bottle Splicing

    Interesting.I wonder though, about shrinking both bottles used in the main construction, still so that one will fit snugly into the other, but enough so that the larger will fit inside an unshrunk one, using unshrunk ones to reinforce the necks.This would permit the reinforcing band to be a single unbroken piece and eliminate the need deal with the gap created using a cut band.The only issue I can see would be getting the shrinkage right on both bottles.It would be possible to double wall the entire double bottle if this could be done, maybe even eliminate the separate reinforcing band. (By cutting one outer sheath bottle long enough to go past the join, and the other to meet it.)It would probably be heavier, but might also stand higher pressures.I wonder about the pressure transfer tub...

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    Interesting.I wonder though, about shrinking both bottles used in the main construction, still so that one will fit snugly into the other, but enough so that the larger will fit inside an unshrunk one, using unshrunk ones to reinforce the necks.This would permit the reinforcing band to be a single unbroken piece and eliminate the need deal with the gap created using a cut band.The only issue I can see would be getting the shrinkage right on both bottles.It would be possible to double wall the entire double bottle if this could be done, maybe even eliminate the separate reinforcing band. (By cutting one outer sheath bottle long enough to go past the join, and the other to meet it.)It would probably be heavier, but might also stand higher pressures.I wonder about the pressure transfer tube looping outside the separater assembly...Perhaps this could be internalized by using smaller diameter tubing, since it carries only air, diameter shouldn't be a problem. (I have some 1mm & smaller PTF tubing in my parts box.)I was looking for a two-stage connector because I have a design for a rocket glider and wanted to try a ducted rocket nozzle, but that assembly would destroy my design's aerodynamics and center of gravity shifting mechanism....Putting the ducted nozzle on a first stage booster would make it much easier...I had though about ejecting the nozzle at the end of the boost stage. but that would require an ejection mechanism.A lot of work in the design, thanks for sharing it!

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  • wizodd0 commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube3 years ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    Just a thought, wouldn't using RDM512 addressable pixel LED strips or the addressable modules from the strips cut down the wiring issues greatly? The standard can easily support 7 channels per grid point. Use any light controller software and nearly any microprocessor or computer to control it.

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