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  • Crazy Fast Electric Bicycle Conversion

    Great project and excellent idea to use higher voltage for lower current. Clever use of the hoverboard motor as well.

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      • Funky Portable(ish) Pizza Oven
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  • Invasion of the Robot Lights

    It's very rare I get called beautiful and even rarer that my beautiful flamboyance gets noticed as I do my very best to keep it hidden! Thanks for your observation, I'm flattered.

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  • 3D Printed Moon Copernicus Crater Desk Décor

    This is really great idea! I can think of a few earth mountains that would look really good like this as well.

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  • wobbler commented on adaviel's instructable Copper Pipe Chandelier
    Copper Pipe Chandelier

    Awesome in its simplicity. I love the way it floats in the air, I'm going to have to make one at some point!Regarding the problem you mentioned with cleanly cutting the aircraft wire, I don't know if it's worse than bike brake cables, but I've found if you dip the end or bit you want to cut into some hot melt glue, it then cuts clean once the glue has hardened off. I also use a blob of holt melt glue on the ends instead of a ferrule to stop them unravelling. I never bother with a glue gun though, I just use either a lighter or a candle to melt the glue stick end.

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  • Stainless Steel Gate for Workshop

    Great design and superbly crafted, awesome and unique. Awenique?

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  • The Steampunk Welding Torch Desk Lamp

    Hi,Thanks for your comment. You are spot on about the cord. It has been niggling me too! I originally wanted to bring it out of the side of the torch close to the axle and then feed it down the inside of the support to eventually come out of the rear of the base but I decided it might be too much of a tight flexing point. However, it looks like great minds think alike** with your solution! I've was looking for an industrial type wire spring type cable protector and came across some plastic wraps but they looked either garish or not to much in keeping. Then by chance I came across these door wire protectors, which are designed to carry the cables into an electrically operated door lock.I actually ordered one of these yesterday but as it's on the slow boat from China I'm not sure how long …

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    Hi,Thanks for your comment. You are spot on about the cord. It has been niggling me too! I originally wanted to bring it out of the side of the torch close to the axle and then feed it down the inside of the support to eventually come out of the rear of the base but I decided it might be too much of a tight flexing point. However, it looks like great minds think alike** with your solution! I've was looking for an industrial type wire spring type cable protector and came across some plastic wraps but they looked either garish or not to much in keeping. Then by chance I came across these door wire protectors, which are designed to carry the cables into an electrically operated door lock.I actually ordered one of these yesterday but as it's on the slow boat from China I'm not sure how long it will take. However, I think it's going to fit the bill and it should be in keeping with the rest of the design. I might then feed it in through a non-working gas tap in the base eventually but I like your idea of feeding it in through hose fitting nuts at the torch, if I can find one somewhere! Plus that way, it's also not another hole in the main body with the wire coming out at the wrong place. I always like to get the wiring conceiled as much as possible. If it does work out OK, these door cable protectors are cheap and I can see I'll have other uses for them no doubt in other future projects.**or it might be fools never differ! I'll let you decide on that! ;o)

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    • The Steampunk Welding Torch Desk Lamp
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  • The Steampunk Welding Torch Desk Lamp

    Thanks for your comment. I was pleased myself (and surprised) with how it ended up and it now has pride of place on my workbench.

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  • Measure Microscopic Surface Deformations (waves!) Using a Camera (PIV)

    Don't worry, you aren't taking the credit of others, you've referenced where it came from, but you have presented it as a great practical Instructable with your scientific reporter's hat on.

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  • Measure Microscopic Surface Deformations (waves!) Using a Camera (PIV)

    This is a really clever way to show invisible waves and a well written Instructable!

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  • The Steampunk Welding Torch Desk Lamp

    Thanks, Nir. Because I tend to tootle about I usually don't take photos as I'm making things. I then end up having to back up what I do with my collected sketches, along with my scruffy writing. I just hope it all makes sense at the end.

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  • The Steampunk Welding Torch Desk Lamp

    ... and to the equally mysterious second.

    Many thanks to the mystery first person who hearted me! I appreciate it and I'm flattered by your choice as you are obviously a person with such great taste! Or maybe somebody with a very ironic sense of humour, the answer to which will no doubt also remain a mystery.

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  • The Galvani-Edison Luminiferous Aether Disturbance Generator

    Dear Mr. The Awful,Apologies for the delay in replying to your esteemed missive. I have been elsewhere engaged in pursuits, the nature of which I would not like to generally disclose at this moment in time for fear of my competitors in Galvanism leapfrogging my latest development. However, I am sure I can rely on your honour as a gentleman not to disclose this new form of transport.Just think of the potential of Galvanic energy in revolutionising transport. I am developing a new carriage which has a large hamster wheel mounted on it. Within this wheel a horse is placed and the wheel then turns an attached Wimshurst machine, which then provides the Galvanic energy to turn a suitable motor to drive the wheels. At the moment though my experiments have been less than successful due to the Ga…

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    Dear Mr. The Awful,Apologies for the delay in replying to your esteemed missive. I have been elsewhere engaged in pursuits, the nature of which I would not like to generally disclose at this moment in time for fear of my competitors in Galvanism leapfrogging my latest development. However, I am sure I can rely on your honour as a gentleman not to disclose this new form of transport.Just think of the potential of Galvanic energy in revolutionising transport. I am developing a new carriage which has a large hamster wheel mounted on it. Within this wheel a horse is placed and the wheel then turns an attached Wimshurst machine, which then provides the Galvanic energy to turn a suitable motor to drive the wheels. At the moment though my experiments have been less than successful due to the Galvanic motor not having been invented yet so my current carriage stays resolutely in one place unless pushed. Another problem also seems to be that if the horse attempts to cantor it generates an excess of Galvanic energy. I have already lost three cart horses due to Galvanic shock as well as one stable lad who was standing too close at the time. I do however have plans to try having the next cart horse shod with gutta-percha horse shoes and wooden nails with the hope that that will solve this reliability problem. After all, you don't want to find yourself marooned far from home with a dead horse just because you decided to put on a burst of speed, maybe even as much as a calculated theoretical maximum of 10mph per horsepower. I am considering calling it the Equine Powered Horseless Carriage or just E-Carriage for short and I have high expectations that once fully developed it will revolutionise the world as we know it.Your esteemed servant, etc.Wobbler

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  • Hidden Nook Project

    There might be now though?

    Good job!

    I think it was done on a scale of 1:1 by the look of it. ;o)

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  • wobbler commented on ossum's instructable Dieselpunk FPV Tractor
    Dieselpunk FPV Tractor

    Just looked at your racer version, which I missed the first time through. Difficult choice now to which one to build full size! I look forward to you possibly designing the steampunk version for the post-apocalyptic no-diesel world or as an eco-friendly (renewable sources only) off-grid no-dieselling alternative to a hulking 4x4 off-roader.

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  • 3D Printed RC Tank Car, Apocalypse Style!

    Brilliant. If this is what the Apocalypse looks like, bring it on! The half track is really good looking as well, I definitely want to be parking one of those on my drive come the End.

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  • wobbler commented on ossum's instructable Dieselpunk FPV Tractor
    Dieselpunk FPV Tractor

    Awesome, but forget this as a toy- it deserves to be made full size so you can ride around in it. What size is your 3D printer?

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  • wobbler commented on Brosiman's instructable The Magbot Pendulum
    The Magbot Pendulum

    TBH, I wasn't expecting a reply. This is a bit like being a Time Lord and communicating with the past. Glad to see you're still here and keep on truckin'!

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  • wobbler commented on Brosiman's instructable The Magbot Pendulum
    The Magbot Pendulum

    This circuit only needs 2-3v. It might even run off one 1.5v battery as I've seen similar circuits using a single AA.The LED is to stop the back EMF which is created when the coil is switched off damaging the circuit, which is why it is there and is also why it is reverse biased.Your transistors sound like power transistors so they are OK voltage and power wise, although well over-spec, but they might be a lower gain than needed.Also, as your comment was 9 years ago, just replying in case anyone else sees this and is wondering. And one final question- did you ever get it working?

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  • IFork- the Superior Takeaway Dining Implement

    There's a rumour going round that I don't reply to comments. I'm here to dispel it! Thanks for your comment!

    You think you were lost in the bush? I've been lost in the internet for 9 years and not a rabbit in sight. What date is it?

    I can't believe you eat your chips with a spoon. That's just plain weird!Much appreciation and somewhat belated thanks for the comment though, although I'm not sure the suggested improvement would be of much use to me personally- I don't live in Switzerland.

    That's rules this out on three counts then, the third one being the author can sometimes be a bit tardy in replying. I've got a very slow internet.

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  • wobbler commented on rachel's instructable Kufi-style Hat
    Kufi-style Hat

    Your comment got me thinking, aside from "what was I thinking?" 5 years ago- just what shape is my head? I did a bit of research online and apparently people have round, oval and long oval heads according to hat makers. It appears the oval head is the most common, but I couldn't find anything that actually said anything about what the ratios were for each version.https://www.charlesowen.com/guides/charles-owens-round-fit-helmets.htmlSo, I first looked at my hats. All my soft hats and most of my baseball caps were round and probably just stretch to shape. However, my Fedora type and some of my shaped peaked caps were oval. So, I measured my head and measured my Fedora and also took a photo of it. I measured my head by making a rough caliper shape out of a wire coat hanger and th…

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    Your comment got me thinking, aside from "what was I thinking?" 5 years ago- just what shape is my head? I did a bit of research online and apparently people have round, oval and long oval heads according to hat makers. It appears the oval head is the most common, but I couldn't find anything that actually said anything about what the ratios were for each version.https://www.charlesowen.com/guides/charles-owens-round-fit-helmets.htmlSo, I first looked at my hats. All my soft hats and most of my baseball caps were round and probably just stretch to shape. However, my Fedora type and some of my shaped peaked caps were oval. So, I measured my head and measured my Fedora and also took a photo of it. I measured my head by making a rough caliper shape out of a wire coat hanger and then bent it to fit. Here's the results... The Fedora hat is a perfect oval 21cm x 18cm. I don't know if there is a proper mathematical curve for my cranium, but it's 19cm x 17cm-ish. Although the hat doesn't appear to be much different from a circle from the numbers, it looks a lot more oval than they suggest. The head image looked a bit conical so maybe I've got a bit of Neanderthal or alien DNA in there somewhere? Or maybe the hanger was alien technology? The hat is actually a loose fit but it definitely fits perfectly where it touches.Your post has now of course left me wondering if my head is slightly round, normal or a long oval. It would be good to be able to slice across it and then have a good look but, sadly, my garage MRI machine is only half built and there's no blade in my hacksaw. I think that might also be a little bit too drastic to see if a hat fits, so I might just go with my current technique of keeping on trying different ones until I get one close enough. Maybe I'll leave my cranium to science when I leave this mortal coil or am beamed back up to the mother ship?I'm not sure any of this really matters though because I have the sartorial ability to make anything look like it doesn't quite fit and it was really meant for someone else, even if measured using a laser micrometer.And in case you were wondering, no hats died in the making of this comment, but sadly the clothes hanger is toast.

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  • Tattoo a Banana (Oxidation Art)

    You should really do better research first and not make assumptions. Phil Hansen wasn't the original artist, he simply wrote a book about this technique. All you have to do is search for "banana tattoo" and put a date limit to before 2012. Here's one from Matt Robinson published 11 May 2008. There are also lots of references to tattooists using bananas as tests for when they were learning to tattoo as a banana feels and responds like human skin. I suspect the technique originator is lost in time.ref:https://www.deviantart.com/mattrobinson/art/Banana...Kudos to New Pew for making this technique known to people who may never have seen it or thought of doing it before they saw it here.

    You're welcome- and I think you might like doing a search for "Carved banana" for some more amazing banana art. This one is by Keisuke Yamada.Keep safe and well!ref: https://zekkeijapan.com/article/index/1158/Amazing...

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  • LED Chaser Circuit Without IC

    Great Instructable, really well presented.

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  • Art Deco Speaker With Amazon Echo Dot

    Brilliant reuse of the Dot into something that really looks unique. I wonder what the original manufacturers would think now if they saw you talking to their speaker?

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  • wobbler commented on tanner_tech's instructable DIY Induction Heater
    DIY Induction Heater

    Let's call it a discussion, rather than an argument!Have a great Christmas! *<||;0{)>

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  • wobbler commented on tanner_tech's instructable DIY Induction Heater
    DIY Induction Heater

    Unfortunately, you're just wrong in attempting to get rid of amperage as a word. You are confusing the word Ampere(Amps), which is the SI Unit of current, with Amperage, which is the ability to carry current. Electrical engineers will fully understand the difference and not use the words interchangeably and you will find many technical authors using the term. Here is a perfect example of it being used in the correct context of ability to carry current assigned to the McGraw Edison Co:https://patents.google.com/patent/US6538550 Maybe you need to contact the US Patent Office to let them know they are wrong?I do agree though that some people here are using "amperage" where they may be meaning "amps", but this is Instructables, not Pedants.com.

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  • wobbler commented on tanner_tech's instructable DIY Induction Heater
    DIY Induction Heater

    Copper is preferable. It mentions that steel drew more current and wasn't as good.

    Good luck in your personal crusade to let every electrical engineer in the world know that they shouldn't use amperage. When you've succeeded, don't forget to let the OED and technical authors also know.

    Capacitors are usually rated at +/-10% anyway so I can't see it being an issue. Lookingat this cicuit, it might just change the frequency slightly but that is all. Alternatively, 10x0.047uF in parallel is 0.47uF so try it with 10x0.050uF which is 0.50uF or then try 9x0.050uF to get 0.45uF. If you wanted to be really exact (though I don't think you need to) two 0.050uF in series would be 0.025uF so you could do 9 in parallel and then add another two in series across to get 0.475uF.

    Twice the length would need twice the energy but may still work but just take longer to heat up. Depends on heating up versus heat loss and to what ultimate temperature you want to go to, assuming that the transistors and caps are still giving the same power to the longer coil.

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  • No Weld Car Rims Fire Pit.

    Brilliant idea and it looks like it will be good to cook on using a frying pan.

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  • Track-and-explode Wolf Collar...

    This came randomly into my feed, hence the late comment. However, it got me to thinking that this could be used with a Bluetooth connection added and turned into a Fox and Hounds type game. The idea would be for the wearer to be the Fox and the Hounds all get given a Bluetooth "stun gun". The stun gun links via Blue tooth to the collar, but would only connect when within 10m or so. So, the Fox sets off running and after a suitable delay the hounds make chase. When they get close enough, kaboom! And so the chase then begins again, maybe with the one who caught the fox becoming the fox.Don't ask me to join in though, unless I can use my electric bike. When not being chased, you could also make the Bluetooth into a phone linked music player to play music as you run without messing …

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    This came randomly into my feed, hence the late comment. However, it got me to thinking that this could be used with a Bluetooth connection added and turned into a Fox and Hounds type game. The idea would be for the wearer to be the Fox and the Hounds all get given a Bluetooth "stun gun". The stun gun links via Blue tooth to the collar, but would only connect when within 10m or so. So, the Fox sets off running and after a suitable delay the hounds make chase. When they get close enough, kaboom! And so the chase then begins again, maybe with the one who caught the fox becoming the fox.Don't ask me to join in though, unless I can use my electric bike. When not being chased, you could also make the Bluetooth into a phone linked music player to play music as you run without messing with headphones.

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  • wobbler commented on How-ToDo's instructable Solar Mendocino Motor
    Solar Mendocino Motor

    I've got this from the photos and knowing how these work. The 7 magnets are used on the shaft as bearing magnets. The large magnet is used beneath the field coils and is what provides the turning force. The 26 magnets are used in the holes in the bases beneath the bearing magnets to provide the balance force against the shaft magnet. As i26 is not divisible by 4 and the shaft has 3 magnets on one end and 4 on the other, I suspect the author uses different numbers of magnets at each side, maybe 6 under the 3 side and 7 under the 4 side?A graphic type drawing of it blown apart would be useful.

    I suspect the difference is to keep the axle as level as possible but still provide a force toward the pivot point where the axle meets the end plate. It's difficult to tell from the photo, but it also appears that the coils are closer to one set of magnets than the other. As a consequence, one bearing is taking more of the weight than the other so to keep it level it needs more force and hence more magnets. There is a lot of nudging involved in balancing these things so they work as efficiently as possible- more fun all round!

    For clarification, you can't just replace the photocell with a battery within the coil without also adding something that controls the power through the coils to turn them on and off at appropriate times. This is why the commutator is used in a normal electric DC motor or Hall Effect switches in non-commutator type motors. This design doesn't need a commutator because the photocells themselves effectively are also acting as switches by only providing power to their own coils when facing the light. As a result, this motor assumes the light is coming from above generally. If it was lit from below the motor shouldn't turn as the photocell would be activating the coil when it faces the magnet and would stick there.

    The short answer is no, not with a passive system. The longer answer is in the references and is called Earshaw's Theorem. The first one is a good overview of magnetic suspension and bearings, the second on specifically about Earshaw's Theorem. Basically, what it means is it can be balanced, but it is unstable so the slightest perturbation will cause it to become unbalanced (imagine balancing a needle on its point on a piece of glass). It can be done though by using controls and feedback which is how those desk toy globes that seem to hang in space work. The first reference also makes a few interesting comments about using superconducting materials so maybe we'll see some interesting developments in this once (if?) they get effective room temperature superconductors. The third reference s…

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    The short answer is no, not with a passive system. The longer answer is in the references and is called Earshaw's Theorem. The first one is a good overview of magnetic suspension and bearings, the second on specifically about Earshaw's Theorem. Basically, what it means is it can be balanced, but it is unstable so the slightest perturbation will cause it to become unbalanced (imagine balancing a needle on its point on a piece of glass). It can be done though by using controls and feedback which is how those desk toy globes that seem to hang in space work. The first reference also makes a few interesting comments about using superconducting materials so maybe we'll see some interesting developments in this once (if?) they get effective room temperature superconductors. The third reference shows superconductor levitation in action.ref:https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/engineering/m...https://www.google.com/search?channel=fs&client=ub...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5EoUD-BIss

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  • wobbler commented on ashevillejm's instructable DIY Cloth Face Mask
    DIY Cloth Face Mask

    Thanks! Your looks much better than mine, though my latest non-fleece version doesn't look so bulky! As an aside, these will also make great cycling masks. I use cycling neck tubes in summer to keep out the flying bugs type rather than Covid and fleece ones in winter to keep out the cold, but they both have the problem of either steaming up my glasses, especially when I stop, or coming down and constantly needing to be adjusted. A design like yours but extended to the back would work great, look good and by fitting to the nose would solve both problems.

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  • wobbler commented on arpruss's instructable Improve Cheap KN95 Masks
    Improve Cheap KN95 Masks

    Hi, some interesting improvements here. Regarding the nose fit, I have used a heat gun and thermosetting plastic, commonly called plastic gutters! Feel free to check out my Instructable and feel free to add the method to your list, I'm not precious about it and if it helps anyone to make a better mask I'm happy!Keep safe and well!

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  • How to Kick Start a Motorcycle.

    Blimey, that was a long wait for a reply! I've grown up a lot since I left it. I come from old school British bikes when kickstarting a misfiring 500cc single would break your leg and throw you 50 feet into the air, not a word of a lie . Do you still need to tickle the carbs and put all the oil from the drips back in the oil tank in a modern bike?

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  • wobbler commented on ashevillejm's instructable DIY Cloth Face Mask
    DIY Cloth Face Mask

    Instead of wire, I've used thermosetting plastic. This is plastic that can be reheated and it will bend and then reset hard when cooled. The source I used for it was from plastic guttering. I cut a strip about 15cms x 1.5cm (6"x0.5"). I heated it until pliable using a heat gun (a hairdryer isn't hot enough) and then shaped it to match my face. Advantages over wire? Once set in shape, it stays in shape. Can be left in when washing. I also made a formed chin so it fits tighter around the chin. You can see my Instructable for more details.I have also redone it with no fleece materials. I put them in for comfort but I've since read that they make it worse, not better as the fleece material causes the droplets to split and become more aerosol.Ref:https://advances.sciencemag.org/conte…

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    Instead of wire, I've used thermosetting plastic. This is plastic that can be reheated and it will bend and then reset hard when cooled. The source I used for it was from plastic guttering. I cut a strip about 15cms x 1.5cm (6"x0.5"). I heated it until pliable using a heat gun (a hairdryer isn't hot enough) and then shaped it to match my face. Advantages over wire? Once set in shape, it stays in shape. Can be left in when washing. I also made a formed chin so it fits tighter around the chin. You can see my Instructable for more details.I have also redone it with no fleece materials. I put them in for comfort but I've since read that they make it worse, not better as the fleece material causes the droplets to split and become more aerosol.Ref:https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020...Carry on the good work!

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  • Super Dooper Scooper Funnel

    Thanks for your comment,but this is clearly one of the most dangerous builds I've ever done. In the wrong hands it could easily take your eye out so it's not really a laughing matter. If you make one, please treat it with caution and the respect it deserves at all times.

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  • Voicetron - Voice Recording Toy

    Great Instructable, well explained and a good looking design! I can feel a robot coming on!

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  • Mesmerizing Ferrofluid-Display: Silently Controlled by Electromagnets

    Love your Fetch-A-Sketch! Absolutely brilliant and really well executed and explained. Are you sure that fluid isn't actually alive?

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  • Electrolytic Rust Removal Aka Magic

    As a follow up from my previous comment, I have now used this method a lot, so thanks for posting it!Because of how the process actually works you can do it on other metals. It works brilliantly (no pun intended- or was it?) on brass and it comes out like new. I have also used it to paint strip old diecast cars for renovation. It has a couple of advantages over paint stripper- it's cheaper and it doesn't harm plastic. After leaving a day or so then a wire brush usually sloughs the enamel paint off, although I have found some more modern ones it didn't. If you can't or don't want to strip down a model and take out the plastic windows, wheels etc. you can leave them on The +ve can still be an old tin can no matter what metal is in the -ve.What is actually happening is that the water is bre…

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    As a follow up from my previous comment, I have now used this method a lot, so thanks for posting it!Because of how the process actually works you can do it on other metals. It works brilliantly (no pun intended- or was it?) on brass and it comes out like new. I have also used it to paint strip old diecast cars for renovation. It has a couple of advantages over paint stripper- it's cheaper and it doesn't harm plastic. After leaving a day or so then a wire brush usually sloughs the enamel paint off, although I have found some more modern ones it didn't. If you can't or don't want to strip down a model and take out the plastic windows, wheels etc. you can leave them on The +ve can still be an old tin can no matter what metal is in the -ve.What is actually happening is that the water is breaking down in to oxygen on the +ve and hydrogen on the -ve. because the oxygen react with the can, it gets rusty. because the metal doesn't react significantly with the hydrogen, it just blows off the loose rust and oxide like atomic sand blasting.Regarding power, I just use a redundant 5v2a wall charger from an old mobile phone. It works fine one the types of things I've used it on up until now, such as diecast cars, brass vases, alloy carburettors etc. I also realised fairly early on that the wire going to the +ve can rots away quickly so I cut open a baked beak cam and put a bend in the corner of the sheet and hang that above the solution to be connect to with a crocodile clip. The other part I use cheap garden zinc plated wire and then trail it out of the solution to connect to the negative.I remember which way by -ve removes the rust, +ve adds the rust.Thanks again, I can't believe how much this has helped my upcycling and cleaning items!

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  • Mesmerizing Magnetic Wall Clock

    Fantastic design! I wanted to do a mystery clock a long time ago with the balls riding around on a horizontal mirror with the magnets attached to the hands of a clock mechanism beneath. However, on every mechanical clock I found the hour hand was underneath the minute hand so the idea wouldn't work. This is a really good design solution and also looks great!

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  • wobbler commented on RobertI24's instructable Camera Desk Lamp
    Camera Desk Lamp

    Great idea and a brilliant result! I was looking at creating an SLR lamp as I have some deceased SLRs and I'd already converted an old flash to a lamp so thought I'd mount it onto an SLR with a GU10 in the lens. However, seeing this has made me decide to turn at least one of them into a desk lamp first.I will probably put mine on Instructables as well, but I will credit the original genius that gave me the idea of using an old anglepoise!

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  • 1960s Style Leather Duffel Bag

    Hi 54shadow,I was only commenting on the possility. However, old leather saddle bags had a couple of leather straps on with buckles. The buckles went through two metal loops that seats had in the old days for just such a purpose. You just need a couple of thin leather belts and cut them short.However, if your saddle doesn't have the saddle bag loops, you can also buy add-ons that fit to the saddle bars as here:https://www.carradice.co.uk/products/saddle-fixing...Doesn't look like it would be too difficult to make your own though or you could fit a bar acroos under the seat and attach around that.

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  • wobbler commented on scooter76's instructable A Frame Cabin/Club House

    @MatthiasW19: Instructables is about people sharing their ideas, not about scoring points on some scale of literacy. Maybe this Instructable is full of mistake or not, you wouldn't know because you didn't read it. I personally found it to be comprehensive and correct in the construction. Then again I read it all from the viewpoint of a constructor, not an English teacher.However, there is nothing wrong with giving criticism, just back it up with a more constructive and pleasanter approach as to how to make an Instructable better, not by throwing your bottle out of the pram.@Scooter76: Good instructable!

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  • If you use a bulb with a filament or a halogen, the glass will be heat proof and shouldn't shatter. Filament bulbs heat up the glass very quickly, but what shatters glass is localised heating causing local expansion which then causes stresses leading to a break. However, the glass used in filament type bulbs is made from low expansion glass like Pyrex so it is heatproof and shatterproof.There is no chance of melting the glass with a candle.However, LED lights don't generate the same levels of heat that filament lamps do so I wouldn't trust those in case the manufacturer has just used normal glass.Alternatively, buy a small Pyrex glass chemistry flask designed to go over a Bunsen burner.I've also go a home made oil burner where I've used a glass tealight holder on a brass stand over the te…

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    If you use a bulb with a filament or a halogen, the glass will be heat proof and shouldn't shatter. Filament bulbs heat up the glass very quickly, but what shatters glass is localised heating causing local expansion which then causes stresses leading to a break. However, the glass used in filament type bulbs is made from low expansion glass like Pyrex so it is heatproof and shatterproof.There is no chance of melting the glass with a candle.However, LED lights don't generate the same levels of heat that filament lamps do so I wouldn't trust those in case the manufacturer has just used normal glass.Alternatively, buy a small Pyrex glass chemistry flask designed to go over a Bunsen burner.I've also go a home made oil burner where I've used a glass tealight holder on a brass stand over the tealight candle to act as an oil reservoir, which works well.

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  • Thanks for such an informative article. I'm looking to strip a very, very rusty laundry iron. Was debating whether to use white vinegar etc. but after seeing the actual results, this is definitely the way I'll be cleaning it. The addition of all the before and after photos was what makes this such a great, informative Instructable.

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  • This idea could make an interesting bracelet, although I suspect it may then not bend correctly around a wrist.

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  • Dear Sir,I commend you on your furthering of Galvanic energy control but controlling by touch? What wizardry is this? I can only assume you have been dabbling in mystic Eastern arts but would warn you about the dangers of the potentially unknown consequences. You only have to look at Dr. Strange to realise the dangers of the path you appear to be following.There is however great potential in your development and I look forward to furthering my own delopments by incorporating some of your esteemed ideas.As for your underwhelmed admirers, pity them, they do not understand your genius, athough it may become painfully clear if they accidentally open a portal to another dimension by touching Buddha in tbe wrong place.Your esteemed servant, etc.Wobbler

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  • This is interesting. I've tried making piezo stomp boxes with the piezo fed straignt into an amp but never got the sound I liked. This might work in giving a more "thumpy" sound. Will try it eventually (after the other hundred things on my "try it eventually" list!).

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  • I totally agree with what you are saying. I have two main lights driven off my electric bike battery, one which is very bright for off road, one which is a joy to ride with, one which points down to the ground and just gives enough to ride by. I use a motorcycle handlebar switch so I can easily flick between them and use the dim/dip one when passing either walkers or other cyclists. I also have a road light which is bright enough to be seen by but not blinding to other road users.Sadly, I think some riders have a "my light is brighter than yours" mentality.

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  • Sir, thank you for your comment, but I can assure you most sincerely that my tongue and cheek are not planted firmly together. I am no mere music hall act, but a serious natural philosopher, fully committed to furthering both science and mankind with the unlimited potentials of Galvanic Energy and luminiferous aether.However, from your quaint spelling of humor, I can only conclude you are a Colonist and, as such, still somewhat behind on the latest developments in these advances The future is bright, the future is luminiferous aether.Galvanism is the only way forward, the new energy of choice, Sir, steam has had its day and is for punks.I remain, your humble servant, etc., Wobbler

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  • Difficult to say if walking with a limp is too cliche or not without further information. What is the limp thing you were thinking of walking with?As to the assistant name, four letters seem to be de rigour, thinking of Igor or Hulk, but you need to go with something exotic/edgy/faintly scary. How about Mike?From my experiments with frogs and Galvanic energy, I would suggest it would help if you could practice twitching in front of the mirror. The frogs will of course be happy to at long last going back to their pond, should I find you to be a suitable test subject for my further experiments. I presume you aren't allergic to copper or too lanky? Lanky twitchy and flailing limbs can be dangerous, even when controlled by suitable restraints, plus it's all about size for assistants.

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  • Welcome back! I was hoping to use you as a test subject for my new Galvanic Reanimation Device, but it looks like it wasn't necessary. Still, give it time.

    Beer bottles? Sir, anyone with any breeding knows a gentleman always takes his beer from a jug. Leave the bottles to the servants! Also, I'm afraid your Maximum Field Theory is not the correct way to go for developing future Luminous Aether knowledge, but I wish you well in your future calculations.

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  • I fail to see the humour in a carefully composed scientific article. This, sir, is cutting edge science, not tomfoolery!

    Thanks for that. It has made me realise that I have been looking at Luminiferous Aether in totally the wrong light and really should have been observing it in the dark. This will clearly revolutionise my future designs and experiments. I can't make it clear enough how truly grateful I am, but to give you an idea could I suggest you stand in the middle of a darkened room for about 5 minutes to contemplate my inestimable gratitude?

    Sincerest heartfelt apologies and absolutely no need to apoligise, I did not wish to cast any negative aspersions on your choice of device or the purveyors of the aforementioned device. However, there may possibly be other somewhat nefarious uses to which it may be put by people of, shall we say, a less honest profession?The Paedia of Wiki elucidates more on this here:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crookes_radiometerHowever, I may have to purchase one. I wonder if they work in the dark?

    Dear Sir Hubert,I fail to see the relevance of Aleksei Lesov. Although I am by nature a Natural Philospher, I believe you are confusing Natural Philosphy with the other Philosophy, the one with a lot of thinking but not a lot of doing.As for Holonyak, he plainly was a charlatan. In attempting to ride on the shoulders of the great Tom Alva Edison, he literally stole Edison's Luminous Edison Device trademarked name and claimed it as his own. His device was also considerably smaller, virtually invisible. Who needs a smaller Luminous Edison Device? In the world of luminous aether device research and development, big is beautiful.I would also claim umbrage with your groundless assumption that I am a Colonist. I am Lancashire born and bred, although I have known a few Colonists and have almost …

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    Dear Sir Hubert,I fail to see the relevance of Aleksei Lesov. Although I am by nature a Natural Philospher, I believe you are confusing Natural Philosphy with the other Philosophy, the one with a lot of thinking but not a lot of doing.As for Holonyak, he plainly was a charlatan. In attempting to ride on the shoulders of the great Tom Alva Edison, he literally stole Edison's Luminous Edison Device trademarked name and claimed it as his own. His device was also considerably smaller, virtually invisible. Who needs a smaller Luminous Edison Device? In the world of luminous aether device research and development, big is beautiful.I would also claim umbrage with your groundless assumption that I am a Colonist. I am Lancashire born and bred, although I have known a few Colonists and have almost been able to converse with them, despite their curious accents. Nor am I unaware of the continent, having in the past travelled as far afield as Rhyll and Slaithewaite.Your humble servant, etc.

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