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so, /diy/ I have like 30 hotwheels cars that I bought for my son. And I´d like to make a /diy/ track, or city, or something awesome. I have searched the interwebs but nothing really interesting has appeared. I´´ve seen some tracks powered by some kind of rotating wheels that push the cars when they go through, But I can´t find those on my local stores.
Long story short, Ideas for making my own "power ups" for the cars? AND the tracks, AND some moving plataforms and awesome things... My son is one year old btw. and he REALLY likes this little cars. thanks dudes.
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i want to make earrings as an anniversary gift for my girlfriend. has anyone experience in doing so? i want to use steel as the main material to avoid skin irritation but maybe use a small copper plate somewhere. as i have no experience in wearing errings myself, what material is usually used for the wire that goes through the earhole? is there a common bending technique for it?
pic related are my designs so far, with the red ones beeing the front runners. comments/critique very welcome!
the designs are based around the fact that a friend has a stamping machine, with holes going from 3 to 12 mm diameter. i plan to smooth the edges, of course.
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ok, i possibly fucked up, not too sure, also i have no idea if this is the right board or not for this type of thing but the people on /hc/ weren't at all helpful, anyway, i've recently changed graphics cards to a gtx 780, everything was going fine for maybe a week or 2, now when i turn on my computer after it gets past the windows logo im stuck on a black screen with only the mouse cursor to keep me company. Ive tried opening it safe mode and all that but nothing changes, so, is it the new graphics card? and if so will it matter if i put the old one in without changing the video driver? or is it coincidental and i instead have to reinstall windows?
dont mind the pic, dont have any images on this laptop
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So I've recently moved into a house that has a frog pond in the back yard, and I want to get it up and running properly- all of the frog conservation-type websites I've found say I should get a pump, but I'm a poorfag who can't afford an electric pump (and I'm not really interested in the electricity bill I'd get by running it 24/7).
So, I've looked into making a Heron's Fountain (pic related)- which is basically a pumpless fountain that perpetually moves water around using gravity. Pretty cool!
Anyway, I know how to make a basic Heron's Fountain, but as I'd be putting this in a pond to oxygenate the water rather than just as a pretty water feature, I'm going to have to think outside the box a little bit. The pond itself would probably be part (a) in the diagram here, but other than that, I'm a little stumped.
And here's some other links for anyone interested in making one of your own:
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>electronics hobbyist in college
>convince the people in charge to give me access to the electronics laboratory so I can do my thing
>it's pretty nice for a few minutes
>"Soldering irons? There might one around here somewhere..."
>it's a shitty radio shack iron
>"No sorry, we don't have any solder"
>racks of nice new Agilent digital scopes
>"Oscilloscope probes? Well we had some, somewhere, but we dont know where they are now"
>"You need a variable power supply? Why on earth would we have one of those?"
>none of the lab computers are even hooked up to the internet
>over the past couple weeks they have been steadily removing equipment from the lab
>"We need it to look presentable for new students open house next month!!"
>apparently a lab is "presentable" when it's devoid of all useful equipment
>go in the lab today
>the stacks of drawers containing all components like resistors, capacitors, transistors and logic chips are stacked up by the door
>note taped to them says "to be moved to storage"
>this is no longer an electronics lab, in my opinion
What the hell are these people smoking? I'm about ready to to start having my ownequipment mailed up from home and set up a workspace in my dorm room.
Pic related. What a proper laboratory should look like. Remove all useful equipment except the oscilloscopes (which thankfully they haven't moved to "storage" yet) and you have my lab.
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So. My friend is a welder, damn fine welder actually, and I'm not just saying that because we're friends; he's also an aspiring artist, so I figured I would head over here and do a small dump of some of his stuff.
Can't post the exact URL, since diy thinks I'm spamming, but if you go on facebook and search "thomas Capel, welder, artist" he should pop right up.