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FINALLY, the scorpion is complete with UV lights and GITD paint Answered

The long awaited finishing of the Scorpion that a young aspie friend and I built together is complete:  I have installed the UV LED, and circuitry AND coated the insides with clear coat UV reactant  paint....so it glows both after the UV light is turned on, and also in the dark.

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canucksgirl

6 years ago

Nice. :)

I think there's a bug on your page (no pun intended). The images don't load the "normal way"... they open into a blank page. (Just so you know...)

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

Do you mean on the actual ible they don't load? Hmmm... Oh btw, tisn't a bug, tis an arachnid (scorpions are arachnids even though they look more like crustacea). :-)

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canucksgirlGoodhart

Reply 6 years ago

No, I mean on this page... When I click on either image, they load onto a new blank page (instead of loading in the image window). That doesn't seem to happen on any other pages (so I don't know why its doing that here)...

ALSO, the link in your into, tries to open to your EDIT page for your ible (but then shows an error). (See image of what it opens to)

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

I just realized that you described something I have seen before, not with my pictures, but many others, while I was using MSIE. It is a bit of a bother though, isn't it ? :-)

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canucksgirlGoodhart

Reply 6 years ago

I just checked the pictures again, and they seem to be working fine now. Apparently they did an update last night, and there's been a few temporary oddities... ;)

Glad you got the link fixed. (I wanted to see how it all turned out!)

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

Well, it started out as a kit/puzzle.....then I modded it, broke it, fixed it, broke another part of it, fixed that, lost a piece and made a piece of that.....turned a one day build into a 5 month project LOL

What was important though (I felt)  was how much my little aspie friend learned from it and enjoyed building it.....when I get it to her (as soon as the fastening epoxies harden), she'll have it to glow happily on her dresser (she is such a contrast with her sister, who loves to play dolls and dress up; while cindy likes scorpions, dinosaurs, and anatomy LOL ) I am blessed to able to be a part of her upbringing (seeing as I have no children of my own, and at my age, will probaby not have any).


You should have SEE her reaction, when I demonstrated the Magnus effect to her,  and when I created a voice box out of a drinking straw and a balloon........she is really a gem to work with.....such a thirsty mind :-)  

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canucksgirlGoodhart

Reply 6 years ago

lol... At least the whole process demonstrated good problem solving techniques... and a little Murphy's Law.

I finally got around to seeing the Magnus Effect. Very cool and unexpected results. I'm guessing you've also been inspired by the sciencetoymaker website? That one I suggested has some really cool stuff. Definitely in her realm of interest. My son is also into science and has an engineering mind, and I've learned a lot from him. Kids can be great teachers when they are passionate and given the chance. I'm glad you have this opportunity to work with her. (I'm sure you get just as much (if not more) out of it). :)

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

The whole process demonstrated I am getting clumsy in my advanced years LOL

It is especially cool to see the wonder and hunger for information in an Asperger child.....they never get enough :-)   

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canucksgirlGoodhart

Reply 6 years ago

Ack... if she says something you just "explain" that you "meant to do that". :-)
But yes, when they're excited about what they're learning, its inspiring.

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

Nah, we aspies have a horrible time lying....and so we normally just don't. She understands (besides the glow in the dark thing will probably help her forget how it looked originally...I actually did a half decent job of fixing the joints . I am about to publish more details of this encounter as a thread. It really had me buzzing for a few days :-)

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canucksgirlGoodhart

Reply 6 years ago

lol... I really hope you meant that figuratively and not that your circuits had you buzzing. :-)

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

Yes, inside my head, I was all "abuzz" LOL 2 AA batteries are pretty innocuous.

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

That's more like "checking OUT" LOL Darwin award in the making....

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canucksgirlGoodhart

Reply 6 years ago

I'd like to see the Darwin award here... (wasn't it at one time?) *

We could make the "checking out" link the "poster kitty". :-)

* I've heard plenty of 'chatter' about the Darwin used (?) here, but I haven't been around on this site long enough to see anyone having been awarded that "prestige". ;)

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

Oh ok, then I am not sure I understand the post before your last one.

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canucksgirlGoodhart

Reply 6 years ago

Ha! (I thought I was the only one awake at this hour...)

Idk, I've heard the Darwin mentioned here and on IRC so much, I just assumed that they had "something" going on with it here. (I guess not).

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

I couldn't sleep, so I got up for a bit....took some melatonin and went back to bed after an hour.....

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canucksgirlGoodhart

Reply 6 years ago

So melatonin works for you? I haven't tried it myself, and I get a lot of insomnia triggered by back pain...

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

it does for 4-6 hours but a never get a full 8.....too much will give me a headache.

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Goodhartcanucksgirl

Reply 6 years ago

Ok, the picture thing I don't know about, it switches between them fine for me (whether at home on FF or at work in MSIE).....the link....I will fix ... ty for pointing that out to me.