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Does anyone know how to go about upping the output of an electric fly swatter? Picked this one up at Harbor Freight for $3. It's okay, but apparently because of human safety standards, most electric fly swatters limit the output. Makes it so that people don't get a heart attack in case they touch it, but it also doesn't outright kill bugs. Despite the obvious crackling discharge, about half the flies I swat fall to the ground and are either stunned or just start spazzing, forcing a secondary death blow followup. I'd like to outright kill them in one swat, especially if I have to deal with something bigger like wasps.
It runs off of 2 D batteries, but I just use 2 AA's, so there's some extra room in the handle if I need to stuff electronics there.
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Hey /diy/, I've got what is sure to be the stupidest question on here tonight, but google and all the diy sites have failed me.
Tldr; how to regulate amps of my jerryrigged carbon arc welder so i dont trip the breaker
Okay, so my cheapness and industriousness got the best of me and i decided to try welding with batteries. Got a hold of some 5/32 6011 electrodes and two derp cycle 12v batts. Tried practicing on an old sawblade since ive never even seen a welder in person before. Complete failure.
Got a hold of 3/32 electrodes. Managed to make an inch long bead after sticking the rod a hundred times and frying the flux to a crispy black. Apparently im not cut out for rigged bullcrap equipment with zero experience when this stuff is hard for experienced welders.
So i discovered glorious CARBON ARC WELDING. Took a big carpenters pencil apart, stuck the lead in my positive lead, and made a badass arc on my first try for like five whole seconds before my lead asploded, which immediately gave me an addiction to Most Glorious Ancient Carbon Arc Disciprine.
I now have four real carbon rods from a big ass battery. Im wondering if i can hook them straight into my wall outlet with a repurposed extention cord and get mad power, but im thinking it would immediately flip the breaker once i started an arc.
So, what can i do to limit my draw so i dont just flip breakers? Am i better off just sticking with 24vdc? What can i do to prevent getting dead?
Also, homebrew welding general.
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Serious question; does anyone here know how to build cat 5 ethernet cables literally from scratch? As in, getting a couple of rolls of straight wire and jute/plastic/whatevs as insulator, twisting it yourself, attaching said insulation, and then soldering on the plugs?
For some inexplicable reason, the one project I've really wanted to learn to do is this...any idea where I can get info on how? Everything I've seen online, assumes you've got premade cable, and just tells you how to take off some length etc. I want a more fundamental guide than that.