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I am a 23 year-old welding student. Prior to taking up welding, I have never really worked with my hands in my entire life. I have always been content to sit on my ass and play vidya games.
That said, I'm interested in finding a new hobby. However, I have a few restrictions: I live in an apartment, so most big hobbies are immediately out; second, I work fast food, so my funds are limited as well.
I would love to take up blacksmithing, but there's nothing in this area other than a farrier school or two, which is something I have little interest in.
So, I ask you, glorious /diy/ers, what are some fairly inexpensive, yet enjoyable hobbies that involve working with your hands in some manner?
Picture not related, but it's the most appropriate picture I have considering the board.
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I need help and I don't know where else to go. I recently got one of those spam emails and i accidentally went by it while going through my mail with the arrow buttons. Anyways I got some malware and spyware and a friend suggested to use spybot. I used it and indeed it found a bunch of crap and i proceeded to remove it.
Now I still have issues although windows security essentials, spybot, macafee, cce cant find anything else:
my internet does not connect when I turn on my computer, I have to go on the drivers and devices and turn 'adaptive inter-fram spacing' from disabled to enabled to disabled again to get my connection working again
Everything is still super slow, youtube is slow, gifs load slow, iamges load slow
I also had trouble with flash player saying i needed to intal missing plugins but that seems to be resolved
what the fuck do i do? should i just back up my files and return it to factory settings? please help.
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Posting in here and /sci/ for help, though I figure this belongs more here.
I'm trying to make a mini-maglev type thing (pic related) and so far I have levitation down pat. The only thing now is propulsion, which I have no idea how to accomplish:
>Tried doing coil-gun like design with solenoids, but that would run the cost too high, and it was really patchy when testing first 3 coils
>Tried doing a belt-drive system with magnets on the belt (think tank treads, will post pic) but magnets stick to the track, and/or flip over and attach to the levitation magnet
I want to keep this propulsion as magnet-based as possible. What does /diy/ suggest?
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Hello /diy, I need some help.
I'm a complete noob at this, to the point where I can't even formulate a question properly. Basically, I'm trying to make the potentiometer on the right have the same 'range' of resistance as the potentiometer on the left (from a thumbstick). I don't like the standard potentiometer because it only has 90 degrees travel (45 in each direction), while the one on the right has 270.
Is there anyway to make this work? I know this is dumb, but I've been trying to figure this out for a while, but I don't even know how to ask Google properly. Please help.
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Hi Gents. Ladies.
The other day I finished my first Aquaponic /diy/ project. It was my first time crafting, creating, and constructing a 'big' project. I loved it. Now, I have my eyes set on something else and help is needed to get her off the ground! As I don't know where to start.
My idea is to create a warm, clean, and temporary, living solution. An automobile Van with a bed. Crazy right? I work everyday, ten hours a day from 5am to 3pm. After work all my plans more or less go out the window, as I end up taking a nap, drinking or just lazing around! My idea is to set up a timed sleeping schedule that enables me to take naps right after work so the rest of my day isn't messed up! To do that I need a place as my home that isn't as far away as my home! However, the complication is that I dont just want to put a bed into the back of dirty used work van and call that that. I want it to have some style inside, feel nice, and in the off chance I show anyone... looks good! The picture above is the type of Van I was thinking of and I bet the interior is just the same, ugly. Probably smells bad too. Here would be the following mods (as well as any other worthy ideas):
>Adding a Wall and Floor - painting them both and adding insulation inbetween the van wall and wood wall. The floor would just be a wooden plank i throw on the ground. The actual wall im not too sure yet...
>Bedding - I am thinking of investing in a fold out bed attatched to the wall. Or a futon.
>A small, but long desktop table which I may put milk crates ontop/underneath for wardrobe/item storing.
>Maybe some form of lighting on the roof, thus requiring a generator.
Has anyone ever done this before? Are there certain pitfalls I should avoid? How should I construct the wall and so forth?
Oh and if you have any questions about Aquaponics, ask away :) you help me i try to help you!