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larryd

#405
Oct 17, 2017, 08:44 pm Last Edit: Oct 17, 2017, 08:57 pm by larryd
@larryd, You have a truly expansive and complete setup in your "lab". What sort of projects do you make that require such a vast array of equipment? No doubt they're some pretty cool projects.
A few past projects:


Completed (maybe) work station with tool set:





Working on animated infinity mirrors.
Edit:
Based on this.



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Now now e Thread title says it all e Larry posts elsewhere on arduino stuff.

You would be lucky. Most pills come in blister packs these days.
I know because a relative has arthritis badly and i have to open his pack of arthritis pills. :o

Edit.

To be fair the pharmacy offers a weekly pill popping service where they are transferred to an easy to open daily sliding compartment thing.

He has no trouble opening a bottle of scotch however so long as it does not have a childproof cap like those bottles of bleach.
However he has a 7 yr old grandson to help him with that.

A gadget to cope with those would be useful (the type you have to squeeze and turn).

Any ideas Larry ?.
Transfer the internals into an easily manageable bottle.


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#407
Oct 17, 2017, 09:23 pm Last Edit: Oct 17, 2017, 09:23 pm by larryd
Going to make a few of these infinity mirrors:



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#408
Oct 21, 2017, 09:05 pm Last Edit: Oct 21, 2017, 09:06 pm by larryd
Further to post 401.

For components like USB connectors, add a horizontal vise to the assembly.






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#409
Oct 24, 2017, 04:24 am Last Edit: Oct 25, 2017, 04:56 pm by larryd
Last addition are two rare earth magnets in cups, horizontal and vertical.
As mentioned much earlier, binder/bulldog clips are great for holding work.
The 6-32 screw fits in a threaded hole in the 1/2" Teflon base.











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#410
Oct 26, 2017, 08:25 pm Last Edit: Oct 26, 2017, 08:54 pm by larryd
We all have a set of tools that are not being contained.
Tools can easily get misplaced, soon we have a set missing that one tool we like the best.
You can keep yourself organized by making your own 'Tool Pouch'.

If you have access to a 'Hand Impulse Heat Sealer Machine' you can design your own roll-up pouch.
These 'Sealer Machines' cost about $40-50 and come with replacement heating parts.

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/282528187573

These easily seal: 6mil poly, anti-static bags and other sheet plastics.

They can also seal that aluminumized half bag of potato chips. ;)

4 mil sheet plastic takes about 2 seconds to seal with 1-2 seconds cool down.



Below is a 4 mil ZipLoc bag, writing is removed with IPA.
Set the timer dial setting to ~3-4 (1-1.5 sec).
Use a spacer to get even compartments.
A tongue depressor is used.











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#411
Oct 26, 2017, 08:25 pm Last Edit: Oct 26, 2017, 08:30 pm by larryd







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#412
Nov 05, 2017, 09:07 pm Last Edit: Nov 07, 2017, 05:48 pm by larryd
Further to post #349
We have all accidentally dumped a bottle of fluid on our work surface.
These 'Sticky Pads' are great in preventing this from happening.
https://www.banggood.com/Honana-HN-CH014-Sticky-Gel-Cell-Pad-Anti-Slip-Phone-Pads-Kitchen-Bathroom-House-Car-Holder-p-1177039.html?rmmds=myorder&cur_warehouse=CN









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#413
Nov 12, 2017, 12:28 am Last Edit: Nov 12, 2017, 12:30 am by larryd
Moving the top out on an infinity mirror gives a downward image.




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#414
Nov 12, 2017, 12:29 am Last Edit: Nov 12, 2017, 12:29 am by larryd
Banana plug to everything (almost).




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