BROKEN WALLFLOWER (Bath and Body Works)
4 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: 003_728.jpg]
Ok, so this sounds like a pretty gay thread, but as man of the house part of my job is to fix my lady's things. Also, shit does not smell good and the Cranberry Woods scent for these things smells awesome, so my girl bought one for me. They are great, but are notorious for breaking.
You can take them back and they will replace them after some argument, supposedly. However, there are certain ones that are limited time only or discontinued and they look a certain way. My girlfriend wanted to know if I could fix her special Halloween one.
So I hacked my broken one apart first. It seemed that they were just shittily press fit together, but after making mine look like shit I discovered that there 4 dots on the back around the plug which looked like production marks or something. With a tiny screwdriver you can pry them off, unscrew the 4 screws underneath, and they pry right apart. There are also two small clips to release from underneath the "flower" where you screw in the scent bulb, if it gives you trouble.
Once I had it apart, I was amazed at how little is in there. There are 2 wires, the plug, a ceramic heating element and a small black component mounted in-line. After Googling, I found this item to be a Radial Thermal Cutoff.
Basically, if it detects temps in excess of 130 F, a small bit of alloy inside melts, and surface tension draws it apart into 2 beads, breaking the circuit. PERMANENTLY. Its not a fuse, its not resetable, it just breaks it. You could replace it, but why.
I cut it out and twisted the wire back together (too lazy to solder, come on, its a scent bulb.) Now it works again. Of course, it could overheat and burn my house down, but how the fuck is it going to do that?
Apparently the issue is that power surges break the little temp cutoff and fubar the whole thing.
3 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: sleephones.jpg]
Ever heard of sleephones?
I dont have any myself, but they seem ok. Atleast to wear. But it sucks that they have a long messed up cable going out of them.
So i figuered i could make a bluetooth pair, with buying a cheap bluetooth reciever, tear it down, smack on a few buttons i can sew onto a piece of the headband. etc etc. make it comfy.
Then i figuered i need speakers for this, and the ones they have on the sleephones seems good.. does anyone know where i can find something simila to those, without buying a kit from them.?
4 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: DSC04622.jpg]
Anybody here a pro at SolidWorks? I've been working on learning it for a while. Currently I'm trying to model out a hand lever for a motorbike project. I've got the base/mount part done OK, but the lever itself escapes me.
It should stand to reason that I should be able to make a 3D sketch and then do a swept boss/base with a 5mm square, and boom, I have the lever. But the issue is that it keeps intersecting itself on the 45 degree bend where the pivot point is. I don't know how else to model this out. I could change the design to not require the bend, or course, but I know its possible to do fucking anything with solidworks and I want to learn what I'm doing wrong.
Anybody have some pointers? Attached is a rough sketch (measurements are not actual).
1 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: 1336584587583.jpg]
So I've decided I'm going to try and make some scale male armor. I have around 6 years experience with chain, have made well over 20 chain shirts, a few dozen coifs, mantles, gloves, and even some little decorations.
Anyone have an idea on how many scales it would take to make a scale shirt? I wear medium shirts, have a slightly athletic build, and plan on ordering scales that fit 300/square foot when linked.
nothing fancy, just a plain shirt.