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/diy/, I have a project I'm making and it involves a windsock. Basically, I have a 3 foot long, about 2 inch diameter windsock I'm inflating, but then have to retract. I was planning to use an air compressor attached to a 1.5 inch thick PVC pipe. I'm mostly okay as far as blowing it out is concerned. I need to be able to reel it back in, however. I was thinking of running a piece of fishing line up to the end of the windsock through the middle. How powerful of a motor will I need? I also need to rig the motor to somehow "freewheel," allowing the line to become unspooled as the windsock is blown out without having the motor running, but pulling it back when the motor turns on again.
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Sup /DIY/ fa/tg/uy here
i want to make Helmet/Bike Cam with some broken android phone i got, the idea born after my brother in law upload a video recorded with his Black berry and was Blurry as shit, so got me thinking why not use that old phone to make a Go-Poor (TM)
it's a Defy miny, my wife broke the screen so i got a new one(thanks honny!), beside that the phone is fine
the bike helmet is pic related, also the phone
so the cellphone has the following specs:
BODY Dimensions 109 x 58.5 x 12.6 mm (4.29 x 2.30 x 0.50 in)
Weight 107 g (3.77 oz), Dust and water resistant
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
Size 320 x 480 pixels, 3.2 inches (~180 ppi pixel density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (Broken HELL YEAH!)
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM
CAMERA Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, LED flash
Secondary Yes, VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
CPU 600 MHz
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
diy workshop business ideas
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I want to start my own small company, offering services or products based on my somewhat limited diy skills. Problem is I don't have any type of trade / technical education, only some semi-pro experience in woodworking, fiberglass, styrofoam carving/castings, sanding and maybe few others related (used to work for a ultralight plane factory before it went broke).
What I do have is: 2 medium sized garages with workbenches and power outlets/running water, basic powertools and lotsa ordinary tools, sanding machines including stationary high power disc sander, vises, hand soldering iron, mounted anvil and probably alot more minor tools/equipment. Also have welding gear, but no know-how.
For the context, I live in a small town in central Europe and don't want to move out. I can invest some money into this, up to 1k euro I guess. I had already run a small company (translating and language services, I still do this for living but the options are limited) so I am not afraid of any legal stuff and paperwork.
Pic possibly related.
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Hey /diy/, right now I have one of those "fancy" glass L desks, and I've had it for around three years, but it's too small, too hard to keep clean and cable management is near impossible.
So what I want to do is get a really nice slab of wood in a specific size, secure it to two walls (in a corner) and then paint it, so I have a nice, basic, solid surface for my mouse and keyboard and stuff. However, I have a few questions.
1. Where do I get a large piece of really smooth, high-quality wood? I've only ever been able to find shitty lumber with knots and holes and stuff, or plywood. And how expensive would it be (per some unit)?
2. How should I secure it to the wall? I would be mounting my monitors to the wall and setting my PC on the floor so extra weight isn't too much of an issue.
3. I don't want to stain it or finish it like in the picture, so how exactly should it be painted? And with what kind of paint?
Pic is just kind of what I'm thinking off, but more...desk-like.