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I live in the third floor of a guest house, and the stairs have no light and i'm a nocturnal animal, so everytime i need to get to the kitchen or the store i have to do it really slow since it's dark as fuck and the owner has no plans to waste more energy on a lamp, so i proposed him to use a single led to light up the stairs telling him that it would only need about 1 watt(i could use a flashlight, but fuck the place it's really dark and i'm not the only one that needs the light at night).
(Third world problems, i know)
So i wanted to turn an old cellphone charger to power a led, but i don't know if i need a resistor or something else, and also i need to know if the cellphone charger actually waste energy just for being pluged to the wall plus the energy needed to power the led.
Charged specs: 5.5v 550mA
Led ? dunno you guys tell me, there is a electronics store nearby so i guess i can get the one you guys tell me.
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>get new desk
>want a chair
>black friday amazon sale
>buy £200 leather office chair for £39.99
>arrives when freinds are round
>set it up
>no stitching on the seat part, leather jsut wrapped around cushion.
>friends go "well it was on sale, guess you better return it"
>go into attic, get box of strings and sewing kit of my grans she left here ages ago
>select matching string to stuff on back part, thread needle and sew the seams up.
>looks better than all the machined stitching on the rest
>bros looking at me like im mad
>"h-how did you do that? where did you learn how to sew?!?"
>mfw i have never done it before and just /diy/'ed the problem and they are acting like im crazy or poor as shit.
How do you freinds react to your /diy/ antics, be they minor or grand in scale.
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Final Stealth Van thread.
>12v 900ah, 10kWh battery bank
>800w Solar Array
>12v 100a EV Charger (50 cents per kWh)
>160a Vehicle Alternator
>30a Inverter Charger from AC wall outlet
Thanks for helping me perfect the build /diy/, sharing my last revision. Added functional 12v ac, ev charging, better wiring diagrams, cleaner cable management, in addition to ironing out some stuff.
With rebates this could be a sustainable alternative to houses for less than $20,000. I'll post all the links later.
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Not sure where would be the best place to post this (here or /fa/).
I have been interested in suiting fabrics since I purchased my first bespoke suit in Hong Kong a few years ago. I recently attempted to look into the suiting fabric market (I am curious of the prices, among other things) yet I was unable to come across anything of value. I think it had to do with my choice of words that I was using to conduct my searches. For example, "bolt of suiting fabric"/"bolt of suiting wool" would come up with mostly World of Warcraft links (bolt of wool). Is there a better term than "bolt" to use? Also, what are the booklets of fabrics called in which a manufacturer shows their patterns and you can order from the book?
Any sorts of keywords would be great. Fabric manufacturers, the fabric book name, etc.