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In advanced, I'm not sure if this is the right board for this type of build, so sorry in advanced.
I want to build some type of outdoor planted enclosures.
>daughter has huge collection of snakes, frogs, and turtles in terrariums in laundry room.
>can't be there anymore, only other place is outside
>don't want a yard full of shattered glass next time a hail storm comes through
Details: 3 garter snakes, small rattlesnake, water snake, 2 painted turtles, snapping turtle, countless tree frogs and water frogs.
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I could really use some help here.
What you see in the picture is a light cover or lampshade(not english here.)
I need to make a coffee table out of it, so i am going to stick together planks and cut that out in a circle exactly the size of the diameter-2xSize of the aluminum
But what i need help with is, how do i make something for that thing so it stands on legs or something, so it doesnt roll over, and gets a little extra height.
I was thinking about making a wooden tripod or quadpod(?) but i have no idea how to do that.
If i know what to make, i can make it but i just dont know the design for this..
Any input would be fantastic!
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Hey guys, what is a good way to make your front door breaching-proof? Against criminals of course.
I know how to protect it against a battering ram many burglers these days use by having a large (expandable) pole of hardend steel that fits between the door and the wall behind it, which protects it against brute force, but how about criminals who would want to use a chainsaw to enter your cozy home?
I was thinking about making an inner wall at the inside of the door filled with small metal balls, so when thiefs try to saw open your door this shit would shoot thousands of small metal balls around, which might scare them off.
However, i'm not quite sure if this is effective. So i've been thinking, maybe there is a way to have something at the inside of the door like something tougher than a chainsaw that when cut into would jam the saw or even break the chain. Maybe metal strings of titanium? What would be strong enough?
Also what is a good way to make a very big electro magnet that you can trigger using a panic button that would fry your computer and harddrives in an instant in case these burglers are out for your own personal financial digital files?
Thanks for brainstorming with me /diy/ it's for a school subject btw.
Can you DIY A/C self contained unit?
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All right, I will start my own thread then.
Can you successfully and correctly self-install one of these A/C units?
would you recommend as a replacement a
3 Ton, 14 SEER Self-Contained Packaged Heat Pump, Dedicated Horizontal
3 Ton, 15 SEER Self-Contained Packaged Heat Pump, R-410A Refrigerant
?? both are R410 and come pre-charged as I understand it.
This is for a south-texas doublewide install. I am being quoted upwards of $5k for an A/C install, I think the quotes are insane. Not trying to be a cheapstake here but for $5k I can put two window units ON EACH ROOM and still have money left over. House is a 28*54 used doublewide moved to a rural area. I have done all the plumbing myself (water and septic), as well as electric. Again, I realize its a LITERAL pain in the ass crawling all day below the house, but it is most definitely not a $5k kind of pain.
Anybody has any ideas of what will I need to install one of these self-contained units myself?
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Hey there diy,
So I made a gun rack whiskey rack thing... This is my first time ever using a hammer (outside of hanging things up) or a saw.
I moved in to a new place and lots of stuff was left over - including a couple pallets, a saw, a jigsaw, some stain and pre stain.
I've never used the tools, never stained before. And there was no sand paper.
I decided to say fuck it and try things out and figure it out as I go. No instructions just see what I can do.
This is the end result of the first piece. I'm putting on a door that opens parallel with the floor that will be able to hold a shot glass and such. I think this will be pretty neat.
What do you think for a first timer, /Diyarbakir/?
USB port protection embedded development
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im working on some developmentboards (such as xplained boards from atmel, or raspberry, arduino, ...)
Now I'd like to have a proper protection for my USB Port of my notebook. Just an external powered USB hub is not reliable, as i suggest.
in first place, i'd like to protect my usb port against overcurrent and overvoltage(!!), since some circuits are also externally powered. Also reserve voltage should be respected.
in second place, maybe also the same protection for D+ and D-. Just in case.
DIY dumbbell discs
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Hey /diy/. My weekend protect will be to make some (4 to be exact) weight discs for dumbbells out of concrete.
There are several tutorials online, but they're for larger, barbell discs and I want to practice by making smaller ones for dumbbells first.
Anyway, I'm planning to use an empty Quaker oats box and a PVC pipe as a mold, also I'll be using 3 discs of some material (cardboard?) to separate the mold into 4 sections so hopefully the whole thing won't end up all fused together and I can get 4 separated concrete discs without having to cut the cement with a grinder.
So, my questions are:
How reasonable is this?
How can I make the concrete as hard/dense as possible?
Will cardboard be enough to separate the sections?
Once finished, do you think I should cover them with something? I was thinking of just spray painting them if anything.