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Third time lurker, first time poster.
The head deck in my car sits pretty high up towards my dash, and being an old car, the windows aren't tinted at all. The LEDs on the unit are pretty bright, but it still gets too glarey throughout the day to even read it at all. I'm looking for a cheap and easy way to remove all/most of the glare. I had an idea of having a kind of plastic visor attached to the surroundings, which would place the unit in a 'hidey-hole' so to speak. Let's see what you can come up with! Thanks.
Btw, if it was to look like shit, I'd like it to be easily removable.
Removing Lettingering from Chiclet Keyboard
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I have an ASUS EeePC with a chiclet style keyboard. The lettering looks like some sort of stickers pasted onto each key. Since I use a different key layout, and touchtype anyway I don't really need nor want the letterings.
I tried removing the lettering sticker-y thingies with Isopropyl alcohol/Propanol and even tried acetone based nail polish remover, but neither did anything..
When I asked /g/ they suggested butter, fire, a dremel with cotton buffing wheel, methanol, vinegar...
Butter and Fire seem pretty stupid each for their own reasons, I currently can't get my hands on a Dremel.
Now Methanol or Vinegar could maybe work, but I have my doubts since not even acetone did shit (except a bit damage to the key itself, which I had expected).
So I thought before I continue I'd ask you folks.
Are there any other tips you might have for me?
And if I may ask a second question, Does anyone know if chiclet Keys can safely be removed or is there a high chance of breaking shit?
Thanks in advance...
pic related, thats what the keyboard looks like
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I want to construct myself a mock up, a scale model of 1:1 of an actual bolt sniper rifle because I want to cos-play myself as a sniper for the next anime convention, my first anime convention ever. I planned on using wood as the main construction material and PVC pipe as the rifle barrel.
Shaping the exterior outline of the gun is straightforward and easy but inside the gun, I want to construct three mechanisms that really mimic the actual bolt action rifle.
1. Dislodge-able and resit-able ammunition cartridge case. The ammunition cartridge will made of entire of wood and have no hollow inside. It's basically a wood block and I want to know how to achieve this.
2. Trigger that will able to launch the wooden bolt ground backward, the one end of the bolt ground collide with rifle wooden frame to produce the effect of recoil and its sound by a certain degree. I plan to utilize elastic potential energy on this one but I don't know how to do that.
3. Bolt ground that I was able to cock it like a actual sniper rifle once it bounced back, thus resetting the bolt ground back to the trigger pin.
Can anyone help me formulate a sketch on the mechanisms??