Zeer Pot (Pot in Pot) Air Conditioning

Here is an idea I had for a zeer Pot AC. It basically uses a zeer pot full of water to cool a coil with water flowing through it back to a fan inside the house. Do you think It'll work?

Posted by sourcesmith 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Aussie Pot

Just wondering how the USA pot smokers view Aussie weed ??Quality/ Reputaion etc Ive been two two cannibus cups in Holland and in my opinion Aussie weed is up there .All i know is the Americans cant pull cones :) .....

Posted by orio 11 years ago


can I paint plstic plant containers with yogurt to make them look old?

Painted garden plastic pot using yogurt?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


upsidedown tomato planting,how do I do this?

Asked by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


DS pot settings

Hi. Can anyone tell me the settings of the two potentiometres (pots) situated on the board close to the battery. thanks a lot

Posted by malta 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


can crock pot

I have this idea its a can crock pot you put water and other ingredients or seasoning in it then you it the meat in and boil it over a fire

Posted by minecraftpotato 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


POT ARCING , HELP !

Potentiometer ARCING inside :( Anybody know what's going on  ? I'm using a 100k to control a 50k ohm load . i smell lots of smoke . It's a LM386 with pots at the output section to a 8W power amp .

Posted by Thereyouhaveit 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Homemade pot stirrer

Hey i want to make an automatic pot stirrer something where it attaches to glass lid, - has like a wooden stirrer at bottom has anyone made anything similar before,  like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kWn8gBkZDA but wooden base would love to speak with someone in australia

Posted by peter.wilding.988 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Smoking Pot(entiometer)

I have hooked up a 5k pot to this thing http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.11304, and it dims it ok but1) how do I get a fuller range of dimming? it only dims towards the last 45 degrees. Any higher value (10k, +) gives worse results. Do I need 1k pot? Is there a way to make the 5k work better?2) even when the pot is all the down, the led is still dimly lit. Please make it go away.3) Do I need to use all three terminals on the pot?As you can tell from my questions, I am slightly above doofus level so please be kind.

Posted by darryllicht 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


DIY Solder Pot

Just today, my brother offered to give me his old coffee maker that he had replaced with a newer one. He is well aware of my electronics hobby, which is why he offered to give it to me in the first place. Nothing is wrong with the coffee maker electronically - he just didn't use it for a long time in which it became moldy on the inside. He cleaned the inside properly, and as a precaution I did it a second time. Now that it is cleaned, I'm curious as to if I could turn it into a solder pot. Seeing plenty of DIY solder pots, I'm thinking I could use an empty soup can, cut to a reasonable size, and have it rest on the heating element of which the coffee pot would normally rest on. Would I be able to do just that or no? Any suggestions as to what to use for the "bath" or "pot" of which will hold the molten solder? Thanks in advance! P.S. This is a basic electric drip coffeemaker I'm wanting to salvage - just to clarify.

Posted by TXVisual 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


whats the difference between a good & a not so good audio potentiometer?

Looking to buy some potentiometers for a guitar project, i see the £1.50 500k audio pots that are usual style and some that are 4x the price and have a square enclosed case, still 500k audio. whats the difference and is it worth it?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


URGENT! Question about in-line audio control between amp and speakers? Answered

I have a unique project that I am almost finished with, but need to make one last adjustment to. I am running a 3.7W Class D Audio Amplifier. The amp has two outputs. I need one to run as designed (controlled by my iphone before the signal gets to the amp which will be set to almost max volume). I need to then control the other output channel to reduce the volume. Any suggestions? It seems like I might be able to just get an inline control out of an old set of earphones, but I am not entirely sure. I always assumed (and pardon my ignorance if this was a foolish assumption) that the buttons in my iphone earbuds actually signal the phone to change the volume, and isn't really "in-line". So, I don't think those would work. Would an old set from Goodwill work for this? I have seen posts where others are asking similar questions and the answer seems to be a 1K Ohm Pot (which are apparently really tough to find). Since I have a 3.7W amp, perhaps a 10K Ohm Pot will work (people have said this doesn't work well for their headphones).  To summarize: 1) Will adjusting one output channel on a two-channel amp work? (or will the increased resistance simply close off the channel and pump all the signal to the other channel?) 2) If this will work, can I use a 10K Pot? 3) If not, will an old-school in-line volume control from some headphones work? Sorry for all the info...trying to be thorough! Thanks a ton for any advice!

Asked by WhiteTyrone 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Need help reviving cast iron pots? Answered

Hey instructablers, During a home renovation I found these cast iron pots / cauldrons, they have seen better days but luckily the rust is only skindeep! The only problem is, I have no idea how to clean up and seal cast iron so its foodsafe. If any of you have experience with cast iron maintenance please chip in! Thank you,  Knut knackebrod

Asked by knutknackebröd 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How do you choose a potentiometer? Answered

I'm trying to use a potentiometer as a variable resistor does, how do I determine the rating for the Pot?

Asked by joeAMERICA 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how can i made pots (clay, hipertufa, etc.) molds?

I want to know how to do cheap, easy to do molds of wood or any easy to find material to cast pots in many forms (oval, round, square, rectangle, etc) to cast in concrete, hipertufa, clay or any common sturdy material like such. any sugestions welcome :)

Asked by dorianbakx 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


HELP! device to hang pots and pans that lowers with electric???

I have very limited space in my kitchen and leave my pots and pans on the stove when i'm not using them but they get in the way.  I remember, in the old days, they had ways to hang them from the ceiling and could raise and lower them with a rope.  Since I have limited space, I was thinking about a copper pipe mounted on a system where you could push a button to raise and lower the pipe along some sort of track mounted to the wall that holds the pipe out 12-18 inches away from the wall.  (Almost like a wire rack shelf idea where the shelf would electronically move up and down.)  I could then hang S hooks from the bar and hand the pots from the hooks and raise them up along the wall, out of the way until I need them and lower them without a pulley or getting a chair.  I can usually manage to change a lightbulb all by myself but I am lost on this idea.  Any inexpensive suggestions???

Posted by fixfireleo 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


is a steel kitchen pot bulletproof?

I am working on a completely home made armor set for sword combat.  Actually, it will be mixed with a few modern firearms such as .44 Magnum revolvers, 9mm handguns and .45 pistols.  It is better that you DON'T know what I am doing.  Trust me.  So the question, Is a steel kitchen pot bulletproof?

Asked by bendog38 6 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


sliding pot controlling a servo?

I've been trying find a way to recreate this for some time now, but can't seem to figure out the schematics. anybody know?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kQUyc38IHE&feature;=related

Asked by explosive_bagels 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


problem with pot and usb gamepad

Hi, i try to attach a pot to a analog usb gamepad  in order to build a diy steering wheel for pc when i enter to joystick propriété i get an unstable value of axis like the curseur is floating  what should i do??

Posted by lamineovich 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to use an old pot

Hey there folks. I got a nice old cooking pot from a friend with a diameter and a height of about 30cm (picture related). Well, now what to do with it? I could use it as a vase for flowers or herbs (how originally :D ), or I could drill a hole in it and use it as a lamp. But what else could I do with it? I'm asking for some ideas..

Posted by fragee 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Coffee pot space heater

Ok, so this is my first post. I love this site! Anyway, I have a couple of old coffee pots that still heat the water, they just dont make coffee anymore. Im wondering if maybe i could make a very small and very low energy use space heater out of the parts. any ideas on how this might be accomplished would be great.

Posted by kithso 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Can I add a pot?

Hi. I have a metal detector and it can be quite loud when it finds a target. Unfortunately, there is no volume adjustment on it. I don't have a lot of experience wiring pots into circuits so I wanted to ask before I try something and damage my detector: Can I wire a pot inline with the speaker? And if so, would I ground it to the negative side of the battery pack or would I ground it elsewhere? Thanks in advance!

Posted by fosgate3 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Wiring 2 pots together?

Ok, so I am in the hobby of hobby grade rc. I am currently working on modding a ps2 racing wheel and foot pedals to work with a spare 2.4ghz remote I have for my cars. I got the steering wired up fine and it works good. Now for the somewhat tricky part. The foot pedals each have a potentiometer in them. They share ground and power, and have separate signal outputs. I have the right one wired in for the throttle just fine. On my micro car it was easy enough, just switch the throttle reverse switch and push the pedal and it goes in reverse. But most escs wont calibrate to that. How would I go about wiring them together? essentially I want to turn 2 pots into one big pot. So when I push the right one down it sends the signal for forward. When I take off the right one and push the left one down, it signals reverse. I could bring my micro controller into the mix, but I really dont want to for something that seems so simple. Plus it is on a serb right now. Any help?  Thanks

Asked by TOCO 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Rotary (pot) to mouse emulation

I am trying to create an autocue controler. (I've built all the software in Javascript to run in browser windows) When you press a button in Firefox / Explorer, a circle with 2 arrows appears allowing you to scroll up and down. If you move the mouse, the speed of the scroll changes. I want  - if not too complex - emulate this behaviour externally. My idea is to have a rotary control replace the mouse mvement such that you turn it one way the screen scrolls up, and ditto in reverse. And the further you turn the wheel one way or the other, the faster / slower the scroll goes. I did think about using a PS2 mouse thinking it would be a simple case of replacing the sensor, and sending pulses to the chip to emulate the encoder output. But now I understand the LED in these sensors is pulsed, and that the encoder also generates a quadrature signal to the IC chip. Apart from which, those mouse / IC chips are now obsolete!! Anyone any ideas? ** In the days of serial on the old PC's like ZX80, you simply sent a pulse to emulate a mouse click: rapid fire was simply a matter of increasing mark/space timings

Posted by diy-video-gadgets 6 years ago


Why wont my servos react to my potentiometers

Hello everyone, hope your day is better than mine. I am trying to figure this out and to the best of my knowledge; I just can’t get this to work. Everything is connected correctly.  Note, I am also using separate power to the breadboard. The problem is, the servos adjust themselves when I apply power, but they will not turn when I increase or decrease the rotation of the potentiometers (I know all servos work and the pots work as well (trust me, I tested each using a single servo and pot sketch) I am almost positive it is an oversight, and I have been staring at it so long that, well I am most likely am overlooking the problem. I would really appreciate your assistance. So here is the code: #include Servo pot1V;  // create servo object to control a servo Servo pot2V;  // create servo object to control a servo Servo pot3H;  // create servo object to control a servo Servo pot4H;  // create servo object to control a servo int mypan1 = 0;  // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer int val0;    // variable to read the value from the analog pin int mypan2 = 1;  // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer int val1;    // variable to read the value from the analog pin int mytilt3 = 2;  // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer int val2;    // variable to read the value from the analog pin int mytilt4 = 3;  // analog pin used to connect the potentiometer int val3;    // variable to read the value from the analog pin void setup() {   pot1V.attach(3);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object   pot2V.attach(5);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object   pot3H.attach(6);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object   pot4H.attach(9);  // attaches the servo on pin 9 to the servo object    } void loop() {   mypan1 = analogRead(0);            // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)   mypan1 = map(mypan1, 0, 1023, 0, 179);     // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)   pot1V.write(val0);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(15);                           // waits for the servo to get there   mypan2 = analogRead(1);            // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)   mypan2 = map(mypan2, 0, 1023, 0, 179);     // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)   pot2V.write(val1);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(15);                           // waits for the servo to get there   mytilt3 = analogRead(2);            // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)   mytilt3 = map(mytilt3, 0, 1023, 0, 179);     // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)   pot3H.write(val2);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(15);                           // waits for the servo to get there   mytilt4 = analogRead(3);            // reads the value of the potentiometer (value between 0 and 1023)   mytilt4 = map(mytilt4, 0, 1023, 0, 179);     // scale it to use it with the servo (value between 0 and 180)   pot4H.write(val3);                  // sets the servo position according to the scaled value   delay(15);                           // waits for the servo to get there } Thank you so much in advance, Anna :)

Posted by Abrandonmi 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


fish tank decoration

In my fish tank, is it ok to put in fired clay pots as decoration and fish hiding places?

Posted by carrierpilot1357 10 years ago


Right ratio for making bowls with concrete? Answered

I recently got someone to buy me concrete mix - I asked for ready mix as I've seen people suggesting Quikrete, but I ended up with 2 bags - one with the cement and one with the gravel and sand. Now, I want to make smallish bowls for outdoor use over the weekend (bird baths, small plantholders, etc.), but I'm not sure what my ratio must be for the sand / cement or sand / cement and gravel mix (and I'm not planning on buying another product). I've read that people can mix only the sand and cement for a smooth finish, but will this be strong enough? The gravel I have is quite large, and it might make the finish too chunky when the concrete is dry. I'm also planning on not using bowls or containers as molds - I want to smooth it out on the outside or inside of a bowl by hand with a trowel or something similar. Will I be able to make this work? I want to make small bowls, so I don't need to mix large amounts at once. I have never worked with concrete before, so I want to start out with small items anyway just to get the hang of things.

Asked by Nocturmia 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


in need of a cold burning flash pot

I have a live audio business and I am in need of a compound that will work in a flash pot that will burn cold, so that there are no possibilities of a fire.

Posted by bondo86 9 years ago


how to make newspaper pots for seedlings?

On etsy.com there is a set of wood pieces that when you wrap the newspaper around one piece, then insert it in the second piece it sets the bottom then you plant seedlings. anyone know how to make something similar? thanks

Asked by cotajeri 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Potting soil formula? Perlite substitute?

I want to formula my own potting soil - 50% soil, 50% compost, but how much perlite? And possibly substitute something else for the perlite - more "green", more natural, cheap as "dirt", just as available?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


HOME LED POT LIGHT WIRING?

Is it better to run 120v wiring to each pot, or run 2 wire 18 gauge cable to a central box. LED's are 12v 3w dimable. I would like to dim from 2 to 10 pots per switch. Where would I put the transformer. Could you suggest a  wiring diagram.

Asked by NEIDO 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


COOKING SMOKED HAM IN A CASSEROLE POT? Answered

1.8 k smoked ham (british) ,  I want to do it in a ceramic crock pot with lid and I have not tried this before . I have a convection (fan assist) oven and would appreciate any help ya'll wanna give !

Asked by gearhead1951 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Virtual Pot Luck: You are Invited

There is a virtual pot luck here at this topic  Are you coming ? You have an hour to shop and prepare.  What, if anything will you bring, and why ? That's all you know; if you have questions, guess and act.  I will bring blanched broccoli florets because they are fast, easy, healthy taste good , can be eaten hot or cold, ,nice looking .and I don't think there will be many cooked vegies around. I will bring Big Flats beer because I like it.

Posted by Wilmette 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


libby's potted meat food product?

Here is the ingrediants list: mechanically separated chicken,pork skin,partially defatted beef fatty tissue(???),partially defatted pork fatty tissue,vinigar,salt,spices,sugar,flavorings(more specific please??),sodium erythorbate,sodium nitrate eew! they sell this as f00d!? why is this stuff legal? the number on the can is18007275777 it says to call 10 am to seven pm monday through friday eeww

Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


That "new coffee pot" plastic taste.

Here's a useful bit of technology I discovered. Having bought a new coffee maker - a "Mr. Coffee" type drip machine - I found that it left the coffee with a nasty plastic taste. You could also smell the same plasticy aroma just opening up the packaging. I was advised that washing the coffeemaker and running a lot of water through it would cure this. Well, it didn't seem to. Other suggestions included vinegar, powdered "coffee pot cleaner", and running it through the dishwasher (well, please don't run an electrical appliance through your dishwasher, OK?) But I did have something on hand that eliminated the smell and taste completely - Vodka. Thoroughly moisten a paper towel with vodka (Everclear would work, too)  - and wipe down all the interior surfaces (especially plastic ones).  Mostly this means the water reservoir, the filter basket, and any lids. The glass carafe can be done, too. Use at least a shot or two of vodka. (Not counting that which you drink.) Follow with a thorough rinse. Evidently the bad-tasting plastic residue is soluble in alcohol.

Posted by ebenostby 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Can I use 2 push pull pots on the Volume to make the Humbucker "out-of-phase" and Tone "single coil"?

I have a Fender Strat with H-S-S pickups. With Master Volume and Master Tone. Can I use 2 push pull pots on the Volume to make the Humbucker "out-of-phase" and Tone "single coil"?

Asked by iMadrid 9 years ago


can I use a 10k pot instead of a 5k pot in my power supply?

Its a o to 24vdc power supply . it calls for a 5k pot. want to know if i can use a 10k pot . and what will be the diffrents

Asked by mojomojo99 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


is there directions for making pot scouring pads out of tooling?

 

Asked by mmlara 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Any suggestions for home made pot or tub for plants?

How to make pot or tub like for a plant?

Asked by nanitha 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


i need to make large pot of gold for parade float?

This is for a parade and needs to be big 

Asked by peggy50 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


US no longer melting pot, to be politcally correct

I heard today that to be politically correct the United States are no longer considered to be "a melting pot". I don't remember what it is now or where that idea came from though... but its no longer "a melting pot".

Posted by wingman246 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago



clean a pot that has been used to cook crab?

We cook crab after taking off the back etc. The pot is hard to clean as little bits of debris get stuck on the pan (I use a stainless steel pot). Any suggestions on how to have this stuff come off easier? Would spraying the pot before with PAM make any difference to taste of crab, or cleaning pot?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Need help ordering B10K slide pot

Hello, I need a replacement Alpha B10K slider pot, 60mm travel, has 2 separate pots in the package.  The one I have which I think is bad has 8 pins, 4 on each end.  So far all the replacements I have found on the web have at most 6 pins, 1 less pin per pot.  1 of the extra 2 pins on my pot are being used in the circuit (a USB music player).  Can I adapt the 6-pin pots to work in my device, or can someone direct me to where I can find a B10K with 8 pins? Any help appreciated. Thanks

Asked by counterfeit_elvis 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What's a good Pot size for circuit bending? Answered

 What's a good average Potentiometer size for circuit bending? Or is it a good idea to have multiple of different sizes around? Is it anywhere from 500 to 10k? Or 1k - 10k? Thanks!

Asked by Zem 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


bypass the speed pot on pride mobility scooter?

My speed potentiometer is not working can i bypass it till i can replace it

Asked by PhilL31 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


rgb led controller using pot trimmers?

Making a rgb led controller and can i put a pot trimmer on the r ,g,and b connections to change the color of the led when the trimmer is adjuding)also add  one to the power supply to use as a dimmer?)imm 14 so i need someone to be specific{like how to wire,parts list(cheap ones please) and etc.)(i have no parent help wat so ever) (im using mulitple leds(about 500) how would i wire them up to work with one controller? and no i dnt want to buy one if i did u would not be asking this uestion

Asked by cheysman 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to solder tone pots in Stratocaster guitar?

I found old Kingston Stratocaster HSS guitar (it has more than 20 years). Could anybody help me bring this interesting instrument to life? I have no idea how to solder tone pots. Switch model: 5-way Schaller 105 SF (stratocaster type). If anyone knows how, please edit first draft and upload it again. On the first picture I presented what I have already soldered thanks to french forum (original wire colors): There is a switch labirinth on the second picture. On the third - Schaller manual I found. On the last - there is another Shaller switch diagram I found (don't know exact model, but might be useful).

Asked by DDevilPL 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What is the value of the Gakken Mini Theremin pots? Answered

I'd like to rehouse my Gakken Mini Theremin in a larger, stronger case. This, of course, means replacing all of the controls with panel mount components. So, I would replace the on/off switch and the potentiometers to adjust the sound (I already replaced the antennae). I do not know what the values of the potentiometers are, though. Anyone know? Thanks, Noah

Asked by noahh 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Make the ping distance match the pot distance?

Hi I have a Personal Fan that is working.  But, I am trying to change the ping distance to operate a rely. Trying to get the Ping distance to track a pot input so the distance the fan will come on can be changed by the pot. In the serial monitor the pot input will change from 0 to 1024. I was not able to get the ping distance to read out and how to make the Distance value track to the input pot? Thanks to anybody that could look at this ad steer me in the write direction.  #include "Ultrasonic.h" int RELAY = 9;  // RELAY Pin. Ultrasonic sensor1(11,10); // Ultrasonic(int TP, int EP); //int TRIG = 11; // Trigger Pin //int ECHO = 10; // Echo Pin int Range; // The range of the object from Ping Sensor int Dist; // The Distance value int POTPIN = A1; //#declare relayState; int  relayState; //int distPot; distControl; //#declare distPot; int distPot; //#declare distControl; int distControl; long cm; //distance min and max const int minDistance = 2;  //dist in CM dont go below 2 const int maxDistance = 200;  //dist in CM //Ultrasonic ultrasonic(TRIG,ECHO); // Create and initialize the Ultrasonic object. void setup() {   pinMode(RELAY, OUTPUT); //To the relay via the transistor   //Dist = 15; //The distance in inches. Change this for increasted or dicreasted range. Dist = map(Dist,0, 5, 1, 1023); Serial.begin(9600); } void loop(){   //Range = ultrasonic.Ranging(CM); // Range is calculated in Centimeters. Dist = analogRead(POTPIN);   // check the distance pot   distPot = analogRead(Dist);   //distControl = map(distPot,0,1024,minDistance,maxDistance);   distControl = constrain(RELAY,0,255);   if(relayState){     Dist  = distControl.Ranging(CM);     digitalWrite(RELAY,HIGH);   }      else{      digitalWrite(RELAY,LOW);   }    // RELAY = map(cm,distControl,minDistance); //variable map formula relationship     RELAY = constrain(RELAY, 0, 255); //int i = analogRead(POTPIN); // if (i == Dist)digitalWrite(RELAY,HIGH); // else digitalWrite(RELAY,LOW);   //Range = ultrasonic.Ranging(INC); // Range is calculated in Inches.     //if (Range < Dist) {     //digitalWrite(RELAY, HIGH);     //} else if (Range > Dist)      //digitalWrite(RELAY, LOW);      //delay(90);   Serial.print(Dist); Serial.println("inch"); delay(100); //Serial.print(sensor1);   Serial.print(distControl); //Serial.println("POTPIN"); delay(100); }

Asked by WWC 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago