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So I'm moving soon to what is going to be my own apartment, and I was thinking of making my room a bit different. Basically I want to paint it in a way that makes it look like outer space, not original I know, but I'm a huge sci-fi buff and it's been a childhood dream. In any case I wanted to make it good, with glowing stars and all, but I don't want to use any LEDs. Originally I was thinking black lights, but I'm not entirely sure on how it would react to most dark blue'ish colors.
Long story short, I want a space room but I want it to pop. I used to work as a painter so I know how and I can easily get the materials required. Any tips or point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated!
(Pic isn't what I'm going for but related)
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Well, let's get started. I have been on 4chan a long time and I have something to ask of you guys. Recently, I broke my leg in a couple of places. I cannot pay for medical help. I have to sit at home, and feel sorry for myself.. :( I only need $300 to pay for crutches, leg wrap, etc. Please, ANYTHING will help. On paypal, send the money as a gift to firstname.lastname@example.org :). If you do, comment below and I will write your name on my crutch and sent it to you, so you truly know you have helped someones life
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I'm not sure if /diy/ can help or not, but here goes nothing. How would you generate '8-bit style' 'percussion' using a microcontroller? I seem to recall that old audio chips use noise generators, but I'd assume that the noise is at least filtered or something. Specifically, can it be done with 1-bit PWM? Or at least, say, a 4-bit DAC?
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This idea just popped into my head as I was scrolling through /diy/
What skills do you think every son or daughter should learn as kids? Would you teach gender neutral? And why or why not?
I think that both genders should learn how to use a knife properly(have a woman story on that), drive a standard, understand basic concepts of the automobile, sew, cook, learn basics on money, and logical problem solving
I could go on and on but I'll leave it as that.
Skills you would teach your kids so they grow up well rounded
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I'm in a jam, /diy/. I want to weld steel, 1018 cold rolled, to be exact. However, I have no equipment and would prefer not to buy any. So, this is my proposition. When I was a boy, a light bulb exploded in a lamp, and I unscrewed the metal base of the bulb without bothering to check if the lamp was unplugged. As you can see, I'm still alive today. However, when the lamp sparked and I jumped back, my multitool's jaws had a chunk of metal attatched to them where there was none before. Looking back at the experience, and this is probably a bad idea, but could I possibly cut the cord off of a 110VAC appliance, split the wires and use them as a crude arc welder? Or is this a crazy stupid and dangerous method of welding?
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(First, I'm not sure if this is the right board or not. If not, kindly tell me to GTFO.)
Fucking resistors, man. How do you store them? Just in case anybody shares my woes and there's no better solution, here's what I've been doing:
I have a huge assortment pack of resistors, and for the last four years, I've organized them by having ziplock bags for each
1. value, for resistors I have more than 5 of, or
2. decade of values, for resistors I have 5 or less of,
and then I have each set of ziplocks for each decade stapled to a piece of cardboard, with the pieces of cardboard in a crappy $1 store plastic case.
Anyway, my question is: is there no better solution?