Christmas diorama with snow storms
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Hi /diy/, I'm trying to build my gf a christmas present, it consists of a small diorama of a northern village during christmas in 1:200 scale. Sculpting aside I have problem.
I found a snow like material in an art store, I believe it's foam passed into a blender, it's really light and that's where the idea started but now I'm stumped.
The basic layout is a rectangular wooden base where the diorama stands that I will close with glass on the three biggest sides while closing the smaller ones with carved wood faceplates. I've got a low voltage circuit to power up leds for the houses and I wanted to put a fan of some sort to make a continuous storm inside the box but I don't know where to put it.
On the sides I can't because I don't have a way to disguise it, I though about placing the diorama base higher up leaving some space on the bottom and on the shortest sides and then have the fan perpendicular to the base to have a circular flow of said snow but I'm not entirely sure It'll work. Do I need some sort of venturi before and aft the fan to have a better flow?
Or option two, having the fan parallel to bottom under the diorama in the middle of this space with a triangular divider under it to separate the flow, will it have enough force to create a turbulence on both sides of the box?
Opinions, other ideas are welcome. Thanks
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Hey /diy/ I got a problem,
I received a Asus HD 7770 graphics card and my computer can not recognize it. I used to have a GT 640 and it seemed to work fine. I have a hunch that it might be the power supply, it's a xg-p500. The motherboard always goes to the on board graphics, i've tried to disable it through device manager but it didn't work. It also didn't let me install the divers from the disk, kept saying to get a asus graphics card. The card lights up and the fans spin, but it does not connect. I've been trying to fix it for about five hours now.
Please end this shit.
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Hello /diy/, this is my first visit to this board.
I'm looking to acquire or build an oil lamp that burns vegetable oil (olive, canola, sunflower, you name it).
Traditional oil lamps designed to burn petroleum don't work with vegetable oil, because it hardly crawls up the wick. If there is more than 2-3cm of air between the oil and the flame, it will not burn properly.
I've tried to find oil lamp designs working with vegetable oil, but the only ones I've been seeing were from ~1800, before petroleum became widespread, like the Argand lamp. If it was possible, I'd be interested in a replica, but I haven't been able to find any.
Some points to consider:
Since the oil doesn't raise through a wick, there are 3 possible solutions to consider:
- A large, flat reservoir
- A elevated reservoir
- A reservoir that's being passively heated by the flame to improve it's viscosity. (I don't know if that's a good idea though.)
The flame easily soots without a chimney. I assume a glass cylinder or pipe will work perfectly well. Could be made from a glass bottle.
What's giving me troubles is the burner. The only working one I've found so far is a swimming wick, since that eliminates the problem of the oil not going up the wick. However, that does not allow me to use a chimney, nor is the design very sturdy (cork wrapped in tinfoil, with a wick drawn through in the middle). The flame is much to small as well, as a flame much larger than a candle's will start sooting.