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196  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: mm verses inches on: August 26, 2010, 10:08:37 pm
Especially as your spelling of country would suggest it is not an English speaking one. In fact your spelling turns it into a part of the female anatomy that is rather rude to talk about.

That is also a measurment of time, distance.

You missed it by a C#nt hair.
Man, if he had been there a C*nt hair earlier he would have scored that.
The 2x4 you cut was just a C^nt hair short, get the board stretcher.
197  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: The mystery of the website traffic SOLVED on: September 11, 2010, 09:39:12 am
shouldn's you want or desire web traffic?

I desire all the links, post and traffic I can get to mine. The more the better.
198  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Your dream electronics lab? on: August 25, 2010, 07:04:18 am
A good soldering Iron. A weller adjustable is what I have now and it is perfect for me at the current time.

A good solid bench. I need to look for one. I am kinda looking for one of the old time science school room tables.

A good multimeter. I purchased a Yokogawa on another forum that fits my needs well for a bench meter.

A scope. I just picked up a rigol 1052 so I hope it does a nice job for me.

Misc solder tools. A solder spool, flux bottle and that kind of inexpensive stuff that makes life easier.

Power supply. I plan to adapt an atx power supply sometime in the near future.

Parts boxes I collect a couple at a time. When acadamy has a sale on tackle boxes I go and pick up a couple of cheap ones. Deviders and stackable.

dedicated computer. I have a couple old boards and cases. I am thinking a 3200+ and a couple of gig of ram to start with. Old monitors are cheap and if I can find an LCD to repair even better.

Project dishes. I cut the bottom out of ice cream and gallon jugs to separate each project. I need to eat more ice cream.
199  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Negative voltage on: August 15, 2010, 02:11:11 pm
arent you going to need some type of HVT to run the CCFL?
200  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Ideas you'll never finish on: July 28, 2010, 11:00:31 pm
replacing all the LEDs in all the devices  in my house with RGB LEDs.

I got a couple done but looking at all the devices in my house with LEDs and with new Purchases it will take for ever to complete the task.
201  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Group prjects. on: July 31, 2010, 11:18:52 am
well this would be the correct place to find interested parties in a non spammy way, but its much easier as you form the group to snag a host and dedicate a project page for those involved

It was a knife making forum. The project that sticks in my head was a barlow folder. Everyone started with the same blade but in the end the bolsters, handles were made from a variety of materials. leather , wood, plasic of different colors and some really nice knives were made by hand.

arduino is totally different to each person, some are non EE types trying to solve a problem in a easy/efficient way, some of us are tinkers exploring what we can do, some are in the middle

exactly. everyone has their own implementation and idea on how to work on a task. That is where we can get a feel for doing things another way. Some ways may complicate the process and others may make it easier but maybe we can learn something along the way.

Group buys would be a nice addition be we would have to check with vendors to see what kind of a deal they can work out for us depending on how may take part in the projects.
202  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Group prjects. on: July 30, 2010, 08:16:01 pm
does the forum do group pojects?

A knife forum I belonged to had group projects where they would build a knife and everyone would post their results at the end.

What i was thinking was to start with a basic bill of materials to start with and each person could add their interpretation or flair if they desired.

Start with something like the blink sketch where everyone has at least one resistor, one led and one arduino. People would not be limited to the original bill of materials but could use their own creativity or knowledge and expand on it if they wished.

Just something to pass the time and learn from. We could use the educational part of the playground or come up with something of our own.

The goal would be to use inexpensive components, an arduino and some creativity.
203  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Times you freaked, but then the problem went away. on: July 26, 2010, 09:43:03 pm
I was working on a production color machine.

I was troubleshooting a document feed jam problem and went to pull the sensor that the manual pointed at being the problem. When I pulled the sensor I shorted it to frame ground.

I paniced and called every supplier I could find trying to locate a power supply ($1100US) to find out that it was a protected power supply.

All I had to do was shut it off, unplug it for 5 minutes and all was wonderful other than it still jammed.

wound up being a bent sprint on the return spring for the sensor flag if I remember correctly.
204  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Suggestions on how to keep my shop cool... on: July 14, 2010, 06:33:55 pm
Get a heavy curtain to hang up.

or as osgeld points out you can put on a skirt. Air things out so to speak.

what about making a skirt out of canvas or heavy plastic, could even go nuts and sew a pipe in the bottom so it stays down  (or just use some machine screws nuts and washers for weight)

you could roll it up when not in use and secure it with some velcro, and it could all be attached with adhesive tape so no damage later on  
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205  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Maybe looking for a new webhost, suggestions? on: July 17, 2010, 02:37:07 pm

Kinda pricey but they bend over backwords for me way to often. Great customer support.
206  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: Color Scanner with Arduino? on: July 16, 2010, 05:16:06 pm
on canons there is an LED array or a Xenon lamp that is used to illuminate the document and the reflection is processed by the ccd. The filters are mostly software anymore and sometimes they are built into the contact sensor and sometimes into the main controller.

I would say to start off with something easy like an old fax CIS unit where resolution was not all the great and it was only black and white first. Then once you have that then work your way up to full color 1200 DPI color units.  Most interfaces do exactly what you described. Twain for example just passes the informatin to the driver to process. Some scanners can/will produce a pdf or tiff but most just pass along the raw data to the computer to process. There is hardly anything to them.

207  Forum 2005-2010 (read only) / Bar Sport / Re: What Solder Do You Use? on: July 05, 2010, 09:15:50 pm
radio shack 60/40 tin lead rosin core solder 0.32 inch

done everything I needed it to for more than 20 years

except in .022 and I have used it for several years.
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