Spring-loaded cannon

My friend and I are considering building a spring loaded cannon. The idea right now is to have a pvc pipe for the cannon chamber, and pvc pipes flanking it to hold springs in parallel. A cross-bar will go through all 3 pipes through slits cut long ways in the pipe. The springs will be attached to some point forward in the flanking pipes and to the cross bar, which will be used to pull the springs back and, once released, will launch the dart/ball in the center tube. My research so far - the spring rates of springs loaded in parallel are additive. With 5x 10-in*lb springs, we can produce 667 newtons of force when pulled back 3 inches (springs in question are 5.5 in long) . That will produce an acceleration of 303 m*s^2 on a 1 lb (2.2 kg) albeit for only a fraction of a second. http://www.amazon.com/Extension-Spring-5-625-Long-080-count/dp/B001292S08/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s;=industrial&qid;=1257718057&sr;=1-1 These are the springs we're looking at. We'll need to use an even number of springs, so either 4 or 6 (or 8 or 10). So, what do you guys think? Practical? Will we be able to get any distance? Any suggestions? A ROUGH picture is shown below. === are spring tubes, | are handles, and left arrows indicate direction in which springs will be stretched, and the right arrow is a dart flying out of the center launch tube. <----| ===== XXXXXXXXX     ------> ===== <----|

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lift kit, or stronger springs?

98 toyota camry. lotsa tools in trunk. sometimes a trailer, or bike rack. back end tends to bottom out. just replaced struts. improvement. but still bottoms out some. suggestions?

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Strong Egg Timer mechanism?

I want to a mechanism that turns a drum very slowly for a few hours.  It should work just like an egg timer: You wind it up and then it turns slowly. Is there mechanism available that works like this or do I have to built it from scratch?

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Spring powered internal air compressor

Hello everyone, I've come here for some help on designing a PVC-based air tank. I'm planning on building a pneumatic cannon that I can charge once and use to fire multiple short bursts of air. To do I decided to have two tanks -one large tank acting as the main tank and a local tank with a much smaller volume fed by the main. My problem is that I want to squeeze out all the air I can from the main tank, and I'm not entirely sure what the best way to do that would be. My current design uses a spring behind a wooden plunger so that as the volume of compressed air drops, the spring can extend and restore the pressure. (Image attached for clarity) Can anyone spot potential problem areas or places that could be improved?

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are there really small high tension springs?

Im gonna build some wings... and need some tension springs to hold them up...but all the ones are either just hobby lightweight ones...or giant ones... help! thanks.

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Whats the best height for a spring pole lathe? Answered

 Ive been interested in building a spring pole lathe and have noticed many are about 8 feet tall. Im planning on using a bungee cord as the spring so as long as theres room for the spring to stretch would 6 feet work as well. Thanks

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Will a torsion spring work with this broom/mop holder? Answered

I am in the late stages of working on a broom/mop holder.  The engineering is not original, however, I may be able to show how to make it fast and cheap!  The function of the device centers on a Cam which rotates up or down and then automatically returns to a "home position". As you slide a broom handle into the cam, the cam gently opens up and accomodates the handle.  But when you pull down or let the broom go, the cam rotates downward and holds the broom very steady.  To remove broom, just push it upward a bit... The design I currently have is using elastic - but I believe we could employ a torsion spring instead. Would using a torsion spring work? How would it work or be positioned on the device? Can I make a torsion spring?  (i'd really like to do this) Can I buy them at reasonable prices anywhere? I have included a few pictures to illustrate the question... Note:  I did later figure out how to properly spell "TORSION" Included is a shot of some example springs. Also in one of the shots, I attached the mechanism to a clear plastic OJ bottle. (thought it might be easier to see the mechanics this way) Thank you for any input you may have!

Question by bobzjr   |  last reply


What fun stuff can we do with a garage door torsion spring? Answered

Recently, I received a 10 foot section of new overhead door garage door torsion spring. It looks like the picture below (but mine is spring only - does not have the mounts on the ends). What fun stuff can we do with this spring? 

Question by bobzjr   |  last reply


Crossbow Material? Answered

What kind of metal is very springy and springs back to place for the part that holds the string?  

Question by taz2020   |  last reply


What is this tool? Answered

It has segments that screw off, with springs inside. Top is pointy but not sharp

Question by A Fried   |  last reply


What to do with scrap from a broken Trampoline?

I had a broken trampoline that i couldn't afford to fix so now i have a pile of scrap metal and like 60 trampoline springs. I was wondering if anyone has any project ideas that i could use my pile of scrap for.

Question by Jacoben246   |  last reply


what is the most productive,fastest and cheapest factory machine that can produce a pipe door spring gun? Answered

The link is below https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-pipe-door-spring-gun/ because i own the idea of it and i want to be able to sell them so i can make my first major and big income i also need it to be effectant,little or no matince,and little or no cost to operate and i need it to be a max size the size of 1 cubic meter i also need it to be alavalable to almost everywhere

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Spring loaded bicycle braking system , Does double duty as a Propulsion aid through gears . Feasible?? Answered

  Basic Idea: When used to help slow(not primary brakes) a strong coil or spring is tightened to aid slowing. When maximum amount of tightness is reached the coil disengages somehow, The coil could be kept in the tight state until released for use for a burst of propulsion through reverse gears . Totally non-electric and light. It would be ideal for stop-and -go bike commuters , up and down hilly areas ,etc.         Same idea could used for smaller cars, motorcycles,etc. Has this been used before ? Feasible ? Any critiquing of the concept is welcomed .

Question by BtheBike   |  last reply


need to convert 99 town car air suspension to springs, any suggestions?

I have the kit but am wondering if anyone has accomplished this task before and would have any time-saving suggestions.

Question by rrollinb 


Magnetic Rotor

http://youtu.be/zqG-TL0WnjE How does this device work? Has it ever been on instructables or anything like it? How would I go about mounting the magnets on the rotor? What sort of spring would I need for the magnet mounted to the vertical shaft that slides up and down? In short I want to know every little detail about building it before I begin so I don't go buying a lot of unecessary stuff and waste money.

Topic by merlin280   |  last reply


i am making a friction drive motorbike Answered

I am make a direct friction drive motorbike with a bmx bike and a 25cc weedeater i am going to mount it on a hinge and i will use a spring to tighten down the spindle. the hinge is just some angle aluminium mounted to the two bottom holes of the engine. the aluminum is just connected two a bolt that goes over the brake cross section. the spring goes from the end of the angle aluminum to the wheel axle. is that enough or do i need more?

Question by BIGHAIRYDUDE   |  last reply


Does someone have engineering drawings for a gas-spring lift-assist assembly (horizontal platform)? Answered

I have a long-dormant project for a "powered" tricycle carrier for a car trailer-hitch. It occurred to me today that a piston "lift-assist" device could do the job. I wonder if anyone here has a technical design for a lift-assist assembly that I could use to understand the mechanism better. I need something that provides lift assistance both raising and lowering (maximum 10 lbs user force either way, for a ~50 lb load).

Question by kelseymh   |  last reply


Wire bending jigs, does anybody remember some???

I need to make some springs for a recliner. They are the ones that support your back. They look like a sine wave. I have 1/8 inch piano wire, however it is really tough to get bent into the correct shape without a jig. Does anyone out there remember seeing a bending jig on Instructables that had various diameters of bends, etc? The only one I can find is associated with making a NAROD antenna. The piano wire is a lot tougher than the copper used for the antenna. Thanks for any help...

Question by bucklipe   |  last reply


will this theory work for an assassins creed hidden blade? Answered

i built this theory but i did not try will it work? note : the circles are springs , strong ones note : the back end's reach = the long of the blade gets out + the tall of half your arm

Question by top.boy   |  last reply


Can anyone identify this item?

It is an old foot pedal, cast iron. It has both incoming and outgoing electric cords. Both leading from the perferated round cylinder. The pedal is spring loaded and returns to the up postion after the pressure is removed. Thanks

Question by tekutch   |  last reply


lawn mower keeps dying

Bought a new 2 cycle lawn mower in the spring. It worked fine, then it starting dying. I unscrewed the gas cap screwed it back on. It worked fine for a few turns. Died again. Figured cap needed to be vented. Now it dies continuously. Need some suggestions.

Topic by sassifrasstea   |  last reply


does anyone know how to make a cheap train horn?

 I really want a LOUD horn. I got a face full of airbag this spring and I think a louder horn may have helped. and not only then either. a beep beep just dont convey the feelings I feel some times<:(

Question by Rahdzhillaxxx   |  last reply


How to join metal to metal to create a T shape, no welding, no soldering?

Hi, i've been working on a spring loaded arm mechanism and ran into a problem. i need to join metal(1mm thick) onto another sheet in a sort of T shape. Gorilla glue brand epoxy has failed me. Any suggestions? 

Question by sri159   |  last reply


Can you run a 50CC dirtbike motor with the clutch bell open??? Answered

I am trying to fix a dirt bike motor but don't know much about them I want to know if you can run the motor just to test it without putting the springs back on the arms of the clutch bell and without the cover and gearing installed. 

Question by camping crazy   |  last reply


Mattress-mobile propulsion

So my friends and I have built a mattress cart. It's basically this: http://s.sears.com/is/image/Sears/07180002000 with the sides down and support bars with a mattress and a box spring on top... So my question is: We need a way of making it go i.e. a motor or pedals or something. It can be gas, man, or electrically powered. Does anyone have any ideas?

Topic by alecaim 


how much weight?

The length of the bed frame is75" and width is 53" the hinges are long the length edge. the drawing shows the dark lines of how the rope is set up. the mattress is a full size 8" coil spring futon (60lbs) 1.5 sheets of plywood at 1/2"x75"x60" looking to find what i need for counter weight and the math to get the answer. thank you for your time.

Question by labanW   |  last reply


Adding suspension to a go kart?

It it a good idea to add suspension to a go kart? It is a small go kart and already has a frame from metal tubing and small wheels. My friend and i thought it would be cool to be able to drive it off road. We are meeting up tomorrow to discuss in detail how we would design it. The basic idea is this: use a pair of universal joints attached to a rod which transfers the power from the axle to the wheels. There would also be a spring attached to a hinge where the universal joint attaches to the wheel, and the other side of the spring attaches to the frame. There would also be some sort of frame that this stuff was attached to to keep it in place. The frame would be made preferably without welding, as we have no access to welding equipment. I don't know if this is possible to do without welding, but if it was REALLY necessary, i guess we could get a welder or find someone to do it for us. We will add images of our prototype drawings tomorrow once we get them done, those should help you envision what we are trying to accomplish. Thanks for the help!

Question by soggymushrooms   |  last reply


What tool would be best to power a pen lathe?

Ive been working on building a lathe for a couple months. My first idea was a spring pole lathe but for several reason that did not work. What cheap tool would be best to power a small pen lathe. Ive been looking around and have seen several people use drills. Is there a better option. I will probably order it from harbor freight . Thanks

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Biofuel bus-train-road

The Guided Busway Essentially, this is like a railway for buses- a narrow concrete "road" open only to modified buses, following the path of an old railway to link commuter destinations together. Supporters say it's more practical than a rail link (as buses can drive straight off the end into town roads), opponents say the concept is flawed and that building a traditional railway would be cheaper. The buses are apparently "100% biofuel powered", though I'm having a hard time finding out exactly where those biofuels come from. The future of transportation, or greenwashed white elephant? Update 30-03-2010: I thought I should update this in light of bassman's comments, and because of something I wrote last October: "the busway is due to open in a few weeks (so by our bureaucracy time, make that spring 2010)" Well, it's spring 2010 and this morning on the train to work I finally saw a bus on the busway.  It was marked "not in service" and was populated by half a dozen men in high-vis jackets, so I assume it was a test run of some sort, but at least there is life on it.  Maybe I'll be able to post more about it before 2011?

Topic by PKM   |  last reply


I need a fast design for a pinewood derby car. Answered

The rules are the standard Awana Grand Prix Rules (ie. Same axles, wood, wheels,  no washers, springs, or ball bearings. Must be at a max. of 7 inches long, max. of 3 inches high, and 2 wide. Must be 3/8 in. off the track for the lane strip). I need a fast design that qualifies for all these rules. It should be a previously winning design, or a car that finished in 1st place.

Question by Paintballer98   |  last reply


What is a moldable material that can be drilled into?

Hi all, I'm a student working on a project, and i've run into a bit of a problem finding a material such as an epoxy or resin that can be molded to fit a groove, and be drilled into once dry. I have a plastic rim that I would like to fill in the grove where the inner tube would normally be.  https://engineering.purdue.edu/ece477/Archive/2008/Spring/S08-Grp12/pics/Wheel01.jpg This picture is similar to the rim we have.  If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated. 

Question by shlockp   |  last reply


School Project: Gravity Car Design

Hey there guys... In my physics class we have a project in which we have to make a gravity-powered vehicle that will carry a given load along a track. The vehicle can only be powered by gravity (weights) and cannot use any other energy source such as elastics, springs, explosives, etc. I have started to make a K'nex vehicle but it is not very sturdy. The following is a picture of the rules and specifications. Much help is appreciated. ThanksFullsize Images: Front PageBack Page

Topic by RaDiKaL   |  last reply


rubber inside Pulsation damper on toyota fuel rail

Hi i have a toyota pick up thats leaking fuel from the pulsation damper on the front of the fuel rail ive found pictures of what this thing looks like inside just a spring and a round piece of rubber sandwhich between round pieces of metal ..i am trying figure out what type of rubber that is maybe tire rubber or rubber gloves  maybe  someone here has rebuilt one  hope you guys can help 

Topic by Lauriepaul 


Please help me thinking of idea

I have got problem with long wires of power and audio and I decided I must find a way to organize it all. I thought about putting them into reels that include some kind of a spring that keeps that whole package well organized all the time. After a bit of searching I saw this cool thing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y1ofeGJc20 but it's too small for my needs. My question: what's the science behind this thing? How to build it just in bigger dimensions? thanks:)

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What is a material that can be molded and drilled into once cured?

Hello, I am currently working on a project where a plastic rim needs to be filled in. The area where the inner tube would normally go needs t be completely filled in and drilled into once it is cured.  https://engineering.purdue.edu/ece477/Archive/2008/Spring/S08-Grp12/pics/Wheel01.jpg This is a picture of a rim similar to the one we are using. The material would be strong and ideally not too expensive.  if anyone has any ideas, I would very much like to hear them.  Thank you!

Question by shlockp   |  last reply


Anyone know how to convert a sofa bed into pure storage?

I liven SF and am completely out of room at this point. The bed in this hide-away-bed is so uncomfortable, guests don't use it anyway. I want to remove the hide a bed portion, leave the couch and, reclaim the area for storage...  ANy ideas? the couch is the ektorp model from ikea and has springs. this one: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S79876880 i am decently handy, can get wood, have a drill and jigsaw. thanks for any ideas!

Question by littlebitty   |  last reply


Wanting to make a cat toy, for two fat cats.?

Was thinking of,,,,, a shoe lace or sunglass kind of string, as the “Bait”. Want it to snap then craw back like your trout fish casting or pull back dragging on floor and a snap -out -again- W/O this arm smacking them in the head  (thinking of a hysteresis type  motor for speed and tork with short spring and stud to whip string  out about 12”.  Toy to Turn on and off with motion switch or after 2 min. of play  &  shut down, quit and turn on only by motion of them wanting to play again don.t want a presher plate switch.  Am I asking too much.? Steve6221

Question by steve6221   |  last reply


What is this tool for?

Can anyone tell me what this tool is for?   I came across it all rusted and thought it was some type of pliers or cutter. After I cleaned it up I could tell it was probably neither. What I thought was a plier jaw is actually one piece and does not close and what i thought maybe the cutting blade, actually had lines and numbers, like a ruler. The one small screw that the spring is attached to, will allow you to adjust how far the jaw/cutter will close and the other screw, when loosened a bit allows you to slide the little metal 'arm' in or out, like a measuring template. It has some fancy designs on the handles as you can see and the only marking says "Made in Western Germany".

Question by millsy22   |  last reply


ELECTRONICS: PLEASE HELP - Plant moisture sensor not working - or is it me???

Can anybody PLEASE help, I am in the UK and eager to grow melons next spring. I need to know when the roots of the tub need water so decided to make a moisture sensor. I found a ‘plan’ online, bought about £20 of components (I need to make  two sensors) and have spent all afternoon TRYING to get the online schematic to work. One attempt was connected via a circuit board and the other in air connections. Neither attempt works, the LED comes on on both attempts but does not go out when the terminal probes are put in water, as they would when the plant roots are moist. i enclose the original internet schematic and a (poor) picture of my ‘‘air connection’ version....should this plan work? And if so, why isn’t it? thanks in anticipation

Topic by TN1946   |  last reply


after school program help

I am hopefully going to be designing an after school program for the spring semester. the age group is potentially 5- 11. but could be, if i so choose, only 9-11. I am trying to create a program that is exciting, fun, educational and of course, relatively cheap. The first idea i have is to build a model wind tunnel, then have the students design and build pinewood racers (with assistance of course), then we can test the drag in the wind tunnel and make adjustments, then race them. Giving the students the oppertunity to learn a little about wood working and also aerodynamics. I am also looking for suggestions for other projects that would meet the criteria of fun, educational and inexpensive. so if anyone has any ideas at all please feel free to share them. also if anyone is intereted in persuing the above project i am happy to supply links, as they are all ideas i have stolen. thank you Alec

Topic by alec868   |  last reply


I need your help you guys!

Hey i had a cool idea about a shoe. Ok so here is my problem... i longboard and skateboard alot long distances, and my ankle and foot get tired from constant pushing down on the ground and then back up again. So i came up with a neat idea, what if i made a shoe or boot that i stick on my foot just when i am "pumping" or riding long distances and then it could come off. it would somehow have to have a spring system so that when i push down and then back it would coil up and then when i puched forward it would release hopefully cutting down the load on my ankle by a certain percent. any ideas? i have drawn a rough sketch...

Topic by TeacherOfTheWays   |  last reply


Adding Other Materials to the Mix

Over the past couple of years, I've evolved from being totally captivated by my 3D printer, making everything I could think of out of the three plastics I can print with, ABS, PLA and Nylon, to having the Replicator, sitting in my shop and becoming "another tool".  A tool that stands in as an "employee", who can make things while I do other things. Along with doing a pretty good job of making my designs, I've experimented with stepping in, during the print, adding components made of other materials, such as cloth, metal and other plastics.  I've successfully made pulls on tie bags, an electric push button, aluminum mounts for my project car and spring clips to hang my wife's potato chip and popcorn bags in the kitchen. Has anyone else been able to use their printer to make items, not 100% plastic?

Topic by bfk   |  last reply


DC to AC Inverting for boat

This spring I am looking to build a pontoon boat from scratch (Besides the pontoon logs). Its going to be a large boat and I am wanting a few amenities to go along with it. Im trying to figure away convert the car battery wich is on the boat to power appliances such as mini-fridge, lights, radio, box fan, and maybe a PS2 with Television. I need a high wattage out-put to power everything too. For sure: 8 lights - 75 Watts ea. 20 inch tall Mini-fridge - 200 watts Stereo - 150 watts Box Fan - 120 Watts Maybes: PS2 - 180 watts 20" Television - 300 watts I want this to work if all the for sures were going at once. I want to know how many car batteries I will need approx for 10 hours (or longer) of use with the "For Sures" And I want a clean way of doing this. Any advice would be much appreciated!

Topic by d_child   |  last reply


Revolutionary Pen Idea

This morning I had an idea. Last night I was dissassembling a huge bagful of insulin pumps (my cousin is a diabetic and he uses them, cleans them, and gives them to me to take the guts out of them) and in them I keep the springs, casing, and insulin resevoirs... (I ALWAYS throw those horrid needles away; I don't want to get stuck with one) I had an idea looking at the resevoirs... I wanted an ink pen that could write/draw in ANY color ink with the turn of a dial, adjustment of a slide, etc.. anyway, I have about fifty of these resevoir things (they have little pistons in them) and I was curious if there was a way to reach my goal. Should I use red, blue, yellow ink, or should I use magenta, cyan, and yallow? Do I have to make the inks myself, or could I drain them from printer cartriges? Should I use only primary colors, or secondary colors as well?

Topic by MattGyver92   |  last reply


How do I fix a Black & Decker electric lawn mower motor?

A neighbor asked me to have a look at her B&D electric mulching mower (MM1800 Type 1) after it stopped working. When I pulled the control switch, the blade didn't turn, but there was a buzzing sound and kind of a burned plastic smell. I also found that it was very hard to turn the blade by hand. At home, after a lot of trouble I was able to remove the 6 screws holding down the big plastic cover. (You should see how much grass was under there.) I can now see the outside of the motor, but how do I figure out which parts need to be replaced? The owner's manual has a parts list. I assume that some parts (like the magnet ring and armature) are OK, and that the problem is with something like the brush spring/terminal/brush insert or rectifier. How do I find out? (I'm hoping it won't be that hard to replace the parts of the motor.) Thx.

Question by bkbkbkbk   |  last reply


do it yourself 4 wheel adult sized pedal bike car

In spring I got idea to build a 4 wheel pedal car for my son. To use wheels from old bicycles, to make it as small and light and simple as possible and to make it possible to fit even an adult person. I was really disapointed surfing internet, as I found almost no free ideas, plans or experiences how to do it. It is no nuclear science, people would invest millions in their know-how, so they would need to hide it! Now it's autumn now and our car is done. I decided to share my experiences and detailed photos as free plans with other people, interested in self buliding pedal car of that kind. I wanted my 9 years old son to learn basics of construction and working with metal and wood. He did almost all hand works by himself and he is very proud on it. It is a very good way to move your child from TV and computer games! It is all on our 4 wheel pedal bike car web site

Topic by teospiller   |  last reply


Gate latch/opener design?

I'm building a fence and having trouble figuring out how to do the latch for a walking/utility gate. I want the fence to be almost seamless from the outside, so with a quick glance you couldn't tell there is a gate right there; however, the gate needs to be able to be opened from the outside with a key. The problem I'm having is that all the hardware I've found for gates use padlocks, so you could only open it from one side if it's locked, and the gate won't be thick enough to use a normal door handle or deadbolt. The parameters are: Opens from inside while locked from outside Outer hardware is minimally intrusive (doesn't stand out much, preferably nothing more than a key hole.) Actual latch can be surface mounted So far the only thing I've been able to come up with is to frankenstein the key half of a deadbolt with half of a turn handle latch I found that forks like a regular door knob but can be surface mounted. The problem is that I am afraid that the spring in the handle will be too much tor just the key to turn and it will wear out quickly. I would appreciate any ideas, and will try to clarify if there's anything someone doesn't understand. Thanks, -rob

Question by siamonsez   |  last reply


Help with a Craftsman Radial Arm Saw switch?

I acquired a CRA from my Dad this last spring and the switch wasn't working right so I ordered a new one. Other than it is plastic it looks the same but the wiring for the new switch isn't like the old. The model of the CRA is TPC-2610B. There is only 4 wires on the old and the new switch. The guy sent me a new wiring diagram for the new switch. It doesn't wire up like my old one exactly.                  Looking at the back of the switch where the wires go in my old one has 2 red wires at the top close to the trigger and a white wire bottom left and a black wire bottom right. The new switch indicates to wire the black top right close to the trigger and a red one as well on the left and at the bottom below the black wire goes a red wire. Then the white wire would be in the same position as it was on the old switch. I don't know if this is right or not and do not won't to mess up my saw if it isn't. Maybe the old switch wasn't wired right, I don't know and I am certainly no electrician.The switches look the same. Somebody who knows more about this type of stuff might guide me in the right direction please!

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Mechanical / Wind up - 60 minutes timer

Hello guys,I am planning to do one project where I need to use mechanical timer - or better said mechanism. It needs to run for 60 minutes and it does not need to be really precise. So +/- 5 minutes is not a problem. Now... the main "problem" bothering me is the size of this mechanism. Maximum diameter of the mechanism should be under 3.5cm and maximum thickness can be 2.5cm.. This is why I can not use mechanical mechanism from kitchen timer. Because it is too big. (diameter of around 5.5cm or even more).. I have been thinking of mechanism from wind up toys since it is really small.. Is there any way to modify it? Does anybody have experience with this? I have been thinking also of using damper and spring... The other requirement is that it needs to be cheap (which means under 5$), that is why I can not use mechanism from watches. Basically what I would need is the same mechanism you can get in kitchen timer, but it needs to be smaller. Now I do not care with which technique or mechanism we achieve this. It just need to run for 60 minutes and it needs to be mechanical. Can anybody please help me with suggestions on how to make this work? Thank you everybody in advance!Best Regards, Luke

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How do I replace worn out front struts on a 98 Honda Accord; and how much would it cost me? Answered

How do I replace worn out front MacPherson struts on a 98 Honda Accord; and how much would it cost me?Note; it seems I can use pre-assembled Monroe "Quick Struts"; would I still need the spring clamps if I us a quick-strut? I've heard this could be potentially dangerous; how would I minimize danger? Other things; would I need to bleed the brakes after? ( I assume yes) What's the basic idea behind that? I would need an alignment I'm going to assume, from what I hear, I can't do that at home - but can I get it "semi-right" to drive it to the shop? I have most of the tools available aside from a torque wrench. If I get a Monroe quick-strut, what other things would I replace? Any bushings/bearings/stuff that would be good to change at the same time? Personal experience, Changing oil/fixing radiator leaks/doing basic maintenance on cars (brake pads/rotors, spark plugs/ distributor cap etc) The easy stuff basically. Honda quoted me at 800, and independent quoted me at 600. I can buy those quick-struts for 180 a pop.

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