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does anybody in the world... 22 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
does anybody in the world actually have a complete intact set of wrenches, without weird duplicates and missing sizes
What are the components of the... 4 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
What are the components of the boostmini? I'm very new to circuitry and this device caught my eye. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
So I just moved into a new... 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
So I just moved into a new house and I want to decorate my room a bit different than it usually is. My basic goal is to have a very minimalist design. I also have a couple interesting ideas for lighting.(there is currently no permanent lighting in the room) I want to create a feel similar to that of a James Turrell exibit.>pic related I'm planning on using some sort of fabric as a back drop along the extents of a single wall in my bedroom, then I will construct a frame around the border of the wall that will house led lights (rope lights?). the lights will shine on the fabric and reflect into the rest of the room. It would be cool if I could get a multi color system going that slowly changes as time passes. I'm also planning on making another light feature that consist of framing along the ceiling (much like crown molding) that will house similar lights. the frame will have a translucent material stretched around it in order to diffuse the light, again, probably using led rope lights or christmas lights. If anyone has done anything like this I would appreciate any advice. I'm shooting for the end product of my room to be my mattress on the floor, a small table next to it and the lighting system.
I was thinking in making a... 15 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I was thinking in making a desk lamp using this dimmable led bulb and this flexible extension. Anyone have any experience/recommendation with these items? Is this led bulb good? Know any good alternatives?
I'm into making my own... 17 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
I'm into making my own sound systems, but I realized I don't know enough about it to really have fun with it. I take the speakers out of old sound systems, stereos, boomboxes, and put them into everyday items like traffic cones and buckets. (you should have seen my traffic barrel speaker system) It was all plugged into an old 300 watt amp, but it just hasn't done my system justice. Here's a few things I need help with... 1. If I have exposed speaker wires like in the picture, do I need to change anything? 2. How can I better the speakers sound quality? 3. What kind of amp do I need?
So heres my delimma. Ive got a... 5 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
So heres my delimma. Ive got a 2 week vacation from work. And now im bored to death. Need some ideas for projects to occupy my time. I have some hardwood flooring and tiles laying around. Some pallets. Random wood. Other random stuff. Anyways. Ideas for cheap/interesting projects.

Challenge: make a pc rig for medium budget players

Challenge: make a pc rig for... 14 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Guys here is a challenge to create a custom rig for players who cannot afford costly pc. The challenge is to find perfect balance between all the components and keeping the price low. price range 500$ to 700$. Here is mine: CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($119.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Amazon) / Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($52.48 @ OutletPC) Video Card: MSI Radeon R7 260X 2GB Video Card ($142.98 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ NCIX US) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC) Total: $617.39
Hey guys.Already posted this... 3 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hey guys. Already posted this image on /gd/ but I'm now having it made in to a 20cm by 13cm woven iron/sew on patch. And the quote I accepted was a lot more pricey than I expected it to be. I understand that it's a one off and like any print run the more of something you have printed the cheaper they are.. But anyone know what the process of turning an image into an embroided patch is? I've emailed them the original vector file and a PDF and a high res image file. I thought it'd be as simple as import file into program that translates everything to a file ready to be embroided.. load embroidery machine with cataloged color matched thread.. set up document and a bit of fine tuning and hit print. Is that the case or? I'm interested how it works anyway.
Hello guys! I have a friend of... 12 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hello guys! I have a friend of mine who is a total Portal 2 fan, so I decided to make her a companion cube that plays music when you press a button and makes the cube light up. The basic idea is to use papier-mâché or styrofoam for the cube and the casing itself. I plan on making one of the sides or the hearts pressable. Once you do that, it should play the Portal 2 companion cube song and the hearts and the smaller lines should light up like in the picture. I have a good idea on how to built the cube, but I don't really have a clue about electronics, so I need help with that. I already googled around a little bit to find some help with the music playing and someone mentioned, that you could use a cheap mp3 player, upload the song to it and take the electronics out of the casing and put them inside and connect a small speaker to it. The problem is, that the mp3 would need to get turned on and the song would need to be played as well. Since I have no clue about electronics I have no idea how to get this to work. If I use an mp3 player I would also place the usb port of the player on one of the sides, so she would be able to recharge the batteries of the thing. I would really appreciate your help and I am also open for other ideas.
Hello /diy/A hot water pipe in... 18 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hello /diy/ A hot water pipe in my flat started leaking in a newly installed brass joint (done by my landlord) and he just came over to "tighten it up". When he installed the new brass fitting a week ago, he said he was 100% sure it won't leak anymore, but it has. Now he is saying the same thing, he is "sure it won't leak again". So my question to you is, is it even normal to have brass joints between hot water copper pipes? I think he mentioned one side is 21mm and one is 20mm. And is a normal "tighten up" a good enough fix? Can I just call a plumber myself and have it fixed properly and deduct the fee from the rent I am paying? Is this legal? Thanks for any input. Pic semi-related, it looks something like this but it's just a 90 degree joint.
Hey DIY, I have a question,... 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hey DIY, I have a question, how would I go about getting those two hose couplers out of that faucet base?
Hello /diy/, complete newbie... 32 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hello /diy/, complete newbie to anything DIY so I figured id come here for some help! now I know discussion of "intimate" toys is not allowed on this board, but the subject I have does not revolve around the toy, just the method of attaching it to something else. So, long story short, I have a "Plug" and a genuine Fox Tail, now I need attach these two together somehow, but i have a few requirements: > The form of attachment must be strong enough to withstand a firm tugging/pulling. > Also needs to be detachable for cleaning > Preferably look nice, I don't want be jury rigging this together > I want the plug and tail to be connected as close as possible together with no gap if possible Does anyone know of any fixings or anything that i could use to attach these two together? And maybe how i could go about fitting them to both parts? I can provide more information if needed, and I apologise for lack of creativity on my part, I just cannot think of a way to do this.
So voltage regulators... 13 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
So voltage regulators question, i just did a PCB using 3 Voltage regulators, Using LM337 for a -1.2v to -12v works as intended 7912 for a -12 fixed works as intended i can actually see exactly -12v in the multimetter 7812 for a 12v fixed, this is the one its making me nervous, its not giving a steady 12v instead its slowly fluctuating from 11.53v and then goes up to 11.85v and then again slowly goes down and repeats the process This does not happen with the other to regulators especially the 7912, it stays right there at -12v the positive input of the circuit its pumping only 13.8v DC hope anyone can give some feedback
What magazines does /diy/ like... 17 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
What magazines does /diy/ like to subscribe to? The only subscription I currently have is pic related, but sometimes the hipster nonsense is too much for me to take. Most of the articles they put in this publication have little to do with technology aside from phones and other over-priced electronics, although sometimes they do run a decent article every now and then. Does anyone have suggestions for magazines that are a better source of tech news than this magazine? I also love working with electronics and microcontrollers, so what are some good periodicals and other resources for stuff like that? I want something that will give me good information and ideas for projects, not some dumbed-down, disturbingly hipster, Arduino / RaspberrPi -based abomination that posts on twitter and calls your mom every time someone pulls a Pabst out of your vintage refrigerator. I'd also like suggestions for any DIY related magazines. As I become more experienced with electronics and programming microcontrollers I find myself wanting to create much bigger projects. Some more DIY experience will always be helpful with that. Thanks, /diy/, I love you

Polishing / repaiing Natural Marble

Polishing / repaiing Natural... 0 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Hi all, I have a marble bath vanity which I managed to scratch up. I was looking into ways to make it look new and want to avoid the very expensive diamond polish pads if I can. Has anyone had luck or experience with using Rottenstone or some other cheaper method?
Guys, what does it called when... 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Guys, what does it called when you feel electricity when you touch something, like a laptop or anything? Because I just bought a monitor, and when I plugged it in (via VGA) I can feel the electricity when I touch my laptop. It annoys me. When I unplugged it, it doesn't happen. Is this bad? Should I just put some insulator like cloth or anything that could prevent this? Should I be worried? Can it spark and burn my house if I did not unplug the monitor from the power source?
chicken coops for 3... 6 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
chicken coops for 3 chickens... small coops... budget coops... easy coops. help please? also general project thread
Does anyone here know how to... 7 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
Does anyone here know how to remove a light like the one in the picture? It's the one in my bathroom and it keeps flickering so I've been trying to remove it so I can replace it

Fix a broken mouse cable

Fix a broken mouse cable 2 posts and 0 image replies omitted. Click to view.
sup /diy/ stuck with a little problem here. i've got a logitech m500 corded mouse but the cable has been damaged at the usb side. this causes the mouse the stop functioning and resume at random times. my question to you guys is can i just cutoff the usb connecter and tak one from a different cable and solder it on mouse cable? or will this produce a lot of input lag or other problems ? pic related, it's the same type of mouse
im going to make a badass KISS... 14 posts and 1 image replies omitted. Click to view.
im going to make a badass KISS concert diorama but i have no experiance what-so-ever. i was hoping i could get some advice on this.
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