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16  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Will someone please lecture me through email or phone on Arduino? on: February 10, 2012, 01:45:30 am
There's also the problem that some people just cannot learn how to program, no matter how good the teacher is, their brain just isn't wired the right way to understand it
17  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Cheap Laser Cutter on: February 10, 2012, 12:40:41 am
Man, that's nice

Funny thing, the rod plays a bit of a trick on the eyes, when you look left to right it looks like it's spinning
18  Community / Bar Sport / Re: USB Camera for Bright Light situations. (Outdoors) on: January 13, 2012, 02:12:22 am
Exactly what I was gonna suggest, darken the lense
19  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Repairing PC Power Supply? on: December 23, 2011, 02:40:38 am
So, tried turning it on again before disassembling power supply and it worked fine, I'm going to assume that the graphics card needed reseating, or something... >.> <.< *boggle*

Oh well, no use worrying about it (well, until it happens again DUN DUN DUUUN)
20  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Repairing PC Power Supply? on: December 21, 2011, 08:05:39 pm
Yea, I was thinking that it might be a cap (that's the one component I hear most about in computers going bad)


Good tip about the harddrive, luckily the only thing I really need to backup on that machine are game saves, 80% of the harddrive is games, probably 2% saves, and the rest is TV shows
21  Community / Bar Sport / Repairing PC Power Supply? on: December 21, 2011, 03:22:12 pm
So, my computer has been running fine for ages, but the other morning it cut off, I thought maybe a power outage, turned it back on, and it starts booting, then cuts off while Windows is loading, I try a couple more times then go to work, come home, try a few more times, then unplug the video card, it boots up fine

So, my thinking is that the power supply is unable to provide enough current to power the video card anymore, wondering what component failures could possibly cause that? Anyone have any experience with PC power supplies (or just enough knowledge of general electronics to know what kind of circuit is in play)
22  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Tianenmen Square 1989 - The Truth & Falun Gong. Free Tibet on: December 14, 2011, 05:54:07 pm
Why doesn't the software have a "delete entire posting history" button?
23  Community / Bar Sport / Re: You know you are a tech geek when.... on: December 04, 2011, 01:25:56 am
When you need 3 separate circuits for one room of the house :p

(not that I do, we unfortunately don't even have grounds on all of our outlets)
24  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Extreme Makeover Home Edition and Arduino on: November 14, 2011, 06:24:34 am
Looks like a fake to me

But that could just be the low quality

I hope they went back and soldered that wire, otherwise it'll give them headaches in the future for a permanent project
25  Community / Bar Sport / Re: You know you are a tech geek when.... on: November 10, 2011, 05:37:54 pm
I have a good one you will all love..


...when it's late at night and you have the TV/VCR/DVD remote and are "rubbing" it around on the desk wondering where the cursor is.

And Yes, I do it all the time!

I've tried to change the channel with a phone before, it wasn't even cordless

When you get upset that your corded phone won't change the channel and FIX that problem!
26  Community / Bar Sport / Re: To professional? on: November 10, 2011, 01:57:53 pm
smiley-sad

That sucks man, unfortunately it's due to the laws :/
27  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Out of Power! on: October 31, 2011, 11:02:33 pm
No, but from bitcoin discussions, I know that there are automated wipers and systems that flip the panel after it accumulates so much weight, of course that could be DIY'd for cheap
28  Community / Bar Sport / Re: fat as alternative energy ("obesity to electricity") on: October 31, 2011, 12:58:46 pm
Ok so I mistook your project for a portable fat converter, which at some point will need fat to be reloaded. So it is more or less an exercise machine that convert fat grown on humans into electricity. A healthy human can probably output at least 75W of power if not hundreds in bursts. Good thing you are thinking for the overweight population. You could be the first benefector. On the longer time scale, hour or longer, the human outputs only at a small power rating though. Maybe rig a health club to see how much energy bill they can save doing that. Will be a nice case study and may convence others to join the effort.

I've seriously thought about that in the past, never got as far as NIHao has though
29  Community / Bar Sport / Re: You know you are a tech geek when.... on: October 25, 2011, 04:14:12 pm
I signed up, but got a job and have my actual school to worry about so I dropped out
30  Community / Bar Sport / Re: Anybody have a CNC or Makerbot, and wanna help out a fellow Arduino addict? on: October 23, 2011, 10:37:29 pm
I know this isn't what you asked for, but Mouser, Digikey, and Sparkfun all sell enclosures of all sorts
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