4 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: 479722_329328463814436_521187997_n.jpg]
Hello /diy/. Really could use some help. Not sure if appropriate here or over on /g/, but since it is a DIY build I'll post it here.
Any feedback on this build? I havn't built a PC in such a long time. I'm mostly worried about getting a quality modular PSU that has cables long enough to fit my full tower. I already have the tower, so that is out of the question.
My other area of concern is a quality mobo that will work and supports overclocking as well as the cooling aspect. Currently never gone into liquid cooling before, but I think it will be necessary. Ceiling is $2000 usd.
Some background on the build: This will be for a combination of engineering programs (FEA, CAD, etc), rendering programs (digital arts stuff), as well as gaming. My programs use hyperthreading, so I am set on the processor. Any help is appreciated. Thanks guys.
4 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: Linear_video_editing_console.jpg]
I figured /diy/ would be the best place to ask about this type of thing.
I'm looking to get into linear video editing. I'm a animation/video student but of course we work completely digitally. I've got a VHS camcorder, an 8mm camcorder, and of course access to the entire spectrum of MiniDV for digital work.
I'm not looking to spend a lot of money for professional studio equipment, I just want a smaller hobby set up. As I understand, it can be done cheaply by daisy-chaining VCRs, but I'd like a little more fine control like pic related, but I don't know a whole lot about what I need for compatibility.
tl;dr - what's a decent, cheap (used), entry-level, hobbyist linear video editing console, and how do I into setup
Compact portable power?
11 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: hydropak09.jpg]
I own loads of devices for this, it's an obsession of mine. Solar panels, batteries, fuel cells, even a small fold away stove that uses thermal energy to make electric power. But they all output either 5v via USB, or 12v via an automotive style 12v socket.
The only reasonably portable power source I have ever found that will fit in a backpack, not weigh too much, and is powerful enough to run an inverter for stuff that needs 120v is just an encyclopedia sized lithium battery with 12v adapter. (Hyperjuice, for laptops)
Is this really as good as it gets? I've been looking into alternatives and it seems like the closest alternative are direct methanol fuel cells. They run on a stable, cheap liquid fuel you can refill yourself (instead of having to buy proprietary fuel cartridges, like with sodium silicide).
My ultimate fantasy is legal, compact RTGs for civilian use. Something about the size and weight of a 2 litre bottle of soda that can provide enough power for high drain applications like running a camping stove, heating water, running a fridge, etc.
Until then, what are some options I'm overlooking? Devices that can source freely available fuel (like the biolite stove/charger) are preferred. Must be something I can actually buy today.
Thermometer and humidity measuring device?
4 more posts in this thread. [Missing image file: ludwig_bosendorfer1.jpg]
I have this old piano, similar to the one in the picture, and I would like to automatically control temperature and humidity in the room in order to keep the instrument in good condition (and in tune), since it's even more sensitive than a normal, modern piano.
I don't know what thermometer and humidity measuring device that is good for what I need. Even better would be if any of you know how to set it up so that it just keeps my room in a certain temperature and humidity range. Any ideas?
Btw. this is in Central Europe, and I live on the 7th (top) floor. The room itself has a water-gas heater, but I also have the electric one.