I've finally finished a custom arcade stick I've made, pic related but not mine. Thing is, I want to make it better. Right now the controls are wired to an X360 controller circuit board that I "pad hacked". I did this specifically for the highest compatibility on PC. This board sits inside the arcade stick enclosure.
Yesterday, I got the idea from another forum of making it more universal. Basically, all of the controls would be *directly* wired to a universal port (e.g. DB15) at the rear of the enclosure. This universal port would have a long cable... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Each button on the arcade stick has two wires: "on", and ground. The ground is common throughout the entire stick. There's 4 directions on the stick, 8 buttons on the face, a "coin"/back button, and a start button. That means I have a maximum of 15 wires.
The PCB of console pads typically has a common ground. When you "pad hack" a PCB, you are soldering two wires onto... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1073841 Have the manual version. I will tell you right now, you have to constantly check this fucking thing because of how shit the design is. Any bump on the head will push the vertical axis out of square. Even just regular milling will push the vertical axis off square. I bought the fixed column so that it wouldn't be useless but the bolt pattern is different. Was going to drill the base to mount it, but just left it collecting dust after I got tired of it.
Another shit part of the design is how much backlash... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1073854 LOL. A glowing review. Well, if it doesn't work for me, or I can't upgrade it enough, I'll sell it to someone. I'm not invested too much. I wanted the extra movement of this column because I may need to mill from the side. Thanks though
I have recently designed a gaming workstation. The dimensions are 6ft. x 6ft. x 2ft. 6in. It also has a 2ft. x 2ft. add-on. With the add-on, it has six 22in. x 23in. shelves. I have gathered some opinions from others and they think it's a reasonable size. I plan to fit three 27in. monitors, a mid-tower PC, a keyboard, a mouse, and a Blue Yeti microphone on the desk. I plan on spending no more than $500 and to use something other than OSB or Bamboo.
So I wanted to use some scrap glass I had to build some small lids for my small aquariums. I watched some YouTube videos on glass-cutting and I guess it's harder than it looks. I've wasted so much glass already. I don't think I'm gonna risk any more.
Does anybody know the usual rates when getting glass cut by a professional? Is it more expensive than doing it yourself?
As for what it cost to go to some local shop and have them use their machines, impossible to tell. Some would rip you off, some would tell you to fuck off, some would do it for a beer and a friendly chat.
PS. I'd build the lid out of acrylic or polycarbonate, never have to worry about it breaking. Neither into shards... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1073579 You haven't looked at my picture or watched the video, have you. My broken hinge problem is of the less usual variety, and any meaningful search results get drowned out by broken hinges such as the one in the video
Alright im back as promised there is no woodwork general so I'm forced to create a thread.
Anons where asking me about my spalted live oak log. I finally got around to cutting slices out of it. All the pieces are rift sawn. And mostly seasoned, just outdoor moisture content form the south USA. I still have lots of log left. But im using a circular saw to cut the slices so im limited to little over 2 inch wide. Thickness is limited to about 5 inches max.
Pic related is a piece after a quick bit on the sander and a little spar urethane applied.
More... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The Ts stand for pieces that can be used for turning. And the Xs are thin pieces that are extra and could be sliced on a bandsaw and used for inlay work. Or possibly you can use it for carving little animal curios. Or what ever you can think of.
Just bought this IKEA desk for a steal. I plan on painting the legs and top black. What type of paint should I use and do I use primer? Sorry I'm very new to this and I'm pretty embarrassed asking but I don't have a father figure to teach me these things.
The powder coat and laminate are unlikely to work well with a normal interior paint. So yeah, put something like Zinsser 123 on first and leave it to dry for a day. After that any interior or exterior paint should work.
Thanks you the idea of a plate as the foot. I can't actually use the pot as part of the nets structure due to other complications. But I will run with the general idea.
>>1073457 Welp it's going to be another 5 weeks until then but I'll have my body from work weld up the feet. I want to be able to takes everything down nicely when it comes time to scrub the room between crops.
Whats up /diy/, I have this concern. I want to build a Sentry Turret, the one from the famous game series Portal. I just dont know the sensors I need to take, or which microcontroller to use. Can you give me a hand? If we can skip any Arduino related thing, better, and I dont care about the costs, I just want to know the ingredients to build one of these.
>>1073240 Not that guy, but definitely picked up on his sarcasm.
The point is that guitar effects circuits aren't simple, and require a lot of components, or else they sound like dogshit. This is especially true of solid state circuits, which are more susceptible to noise (even from themselves) than digital ones.
Also...FYI.. SS circuits require a SHIT TON of current... like... leathal doses... probably not something you want to fuck around with if you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I need to make a cone shape out of fabric, as in Figure A. The cone will be made from two panels as in Figure B. How do I figure the amount of curvature for the sides marked with red arrows in Figure B? Is there some sort of calculator site where I can input the dimensions and it would tell me how far in or out the minor axis would be from the major axis?
I have some (quite a lot actually) leftover pressure treated wood from a deck. I can either give them away for free on CL Or take them to the dump Or try to build something Because I frequent this thread a lot, naturally I'm inclined towards the last one.
I foresee some problems. If I build a picnic table, I KNOW it will be rarely used (wife wants something looking nice on the deck) If I build a small house for my kids, it will be heavy AF and a month later (when they'll get bored) I'll either have to move it or take it apart If I start building a shed, I KNOW I'll end up spending way more than it's justified by its use. The only two ideas I have left are: >get a cheap Harbor Freight trailer frame and use the wood to make a platform and sides >build some benches along the railing (connect to/part of the deck) picture semi-related
Anyone made anything else beside kids houses and picnic tables out of pressure treated wood?
>>1072841 Make benches or planters that match the aesthetic of the porch. If you or the wife is unsure about them, trim out the bottom of the bench/planter and do not connect it to the deck. Shazam, removable accents.
>>1072855 car port - can't; the access to the deck is ... "complicated" bike shed - something to keep in mind
>>1072878 forgot to mention that the deck is on the north side of the house, on the west I have a forest (tall trees) plus it's covered by other trees - no sun whatsoever (good for wood longevity though) I returned whatever was unused (sweet money), I have a lot of "end pieces"
basically, the question is not: Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1072713 It all comes down to how good the canvas material is. I've seen them start to come apart in under a year. I buddy of mine got an old surplus GP Medium army test for $500 and that thing has been out in the weather for almost 15 years without a problem. They are 16x32 feet. There are smaller ones out there.
ECC83s are called 12AX7 in the states. You could make a preamplifier with these. AZ41 are rectification tubes. If you have 4 of them you could use them as a rectifier for said amp, why you would want to is beyond me.
The rest of the tubes are either too mangled to use or too manhandled to read on that image. Post manufacturers and part numbers and i might look them up.
I 3D printed a V4 compressed air engine of my own design that runs on breath power (1" bore x a little over 1" stroke to give you a sense of scale). It runs fine but I've noticed I'm losing a lot of air to blow-by around the pistons into the crankcase area. Currently the crankcase is just open - imagine an engine without an oil pan. How can I reuse this air?
I tried rings but they just added way too much friction and the engine wouldn't run. I've thought about maybe adding an "oilpan" with a fitting that connects it to the intake... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Thinking about buying a Universal De Luxe sewing machine (pic related) so I can sew together /k/ shit like battle belts and plate carriers. Does anyone know a acceptable price and wither it has the power to punch through several layers of cordura or ballistic nylon.
>>1072090 Looks like my old sings. Should work better than anything short of an industrial that are sold nowadays. I live in a city of 2 million. Went to the largest fabric store, brought my stingray hides. None of their machines could pierce it. Singer I bought off fleabay for $50 does it all day long without issues.
Dont use thin ass needles. That machine has a decent motor and will snap a needle pretty quickly. Thick needles and keep them sharp. To sharpen the needles when they get dull-- soda bottle cap fill with 00 or finer steel wool so it mushrooms over the top about an inch stretch a piece of junk fabric over the top and glue in place. Poke the needle in and our about 15-20 times.
Seriously. When sewing anything thicker than 2 layers of cotton, use a tick sharp... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1072090 I'd put my money on an old Singer over any older brand. That's a really basic machine and I wouldn't pay for than $50 for it in working condition. Maybe more if it has a nice cabinet. That said, Singers are cheap and better. Post your local Craig's List and I will look and see if there are any good ones in your area. What's your budget?
You are not gonna be able to hide them. Not with that desk design. The best you can do is make it look neat as fuck by bundling them. Unplug everything, then rerun the wires based on location and bundle along the way. No other option with that exposure.
I need a pet door to fit a door that slides into the wall, so no store-bought pet door will fit. Also all the store-bought ones are cheap plastic pieces of shit, but I digress. I have access to a machine shop so I just need to figure out a simple design.
The thing will be cut from sheet metal with a laser, then it can be formed on a press for the bends.
See pic: I make two of those, and when the red areas are bent in to 90 then stick both sides together (obviously one side will be turned) so that forms the inner tunnel. The only thing left is figuring out how... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Clay general? As far as I know, you can just moisten clay and work with it right? I made this furnace cover, but the clay keeps cracking when it dries. Would there be any way to prevent this? Clay from dirt-http://www.practicalprimitive.com/skillofthemonth/processingclay.html Cheap furnace/kiln-http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Fuel-Metal-Melting-Furnace/?ALLSTEPS
Ceramics major here; what these other good folk have said are true. -Need to allow clay to dry slowly and evenly . Clay bodies shrink as they dry, anywhere from 10-15% and probably more for native/raw clay. -excessive thickness will create uneven drying, leading to cracks. -Adding a grog-like material (such as silica sand) will give strength/structure to the clay, which is helpful when hand-building or firing in an environment which can induce higher amounts of thermal shock/stressors (such as raku)
I found this knife when out for a walk. Is there a good way to get rid of the rust? This is only on the surface and the steel underneath looks fine. Can I get advice on the best cheap product to help remove rust and protect the blade? I have WD40, but what else is good for this? Thanks.
Hey /diy/ thinking of building a dock. I have a lake in my backyard and the water levels have dropped pretty low this winter so I'm thinking now is my chance to build a dock. I have the basic idea of what I want, I'm not going to worry about side rails yet.
My plan so far is: >16'x8' base >3 front supports 2' >3 back supports 1'
The place I'm putting the supports in is about 2' below the water line and I'm going to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1071133 Every property around me has at least one pond. One thing they have in common, rickity docks. If you just want like 2-3 years, wood supports will work. If you want something that will last, do solotubes and concrete.
They're just cardboard tubes of various diameters and lengths that you can buy at home improvement stores (only one use). Buy 4'x9" tubes Dig hole. Stick bottom of tube in it. Level all tops of tubes to same height. Fill with concrete (add reinforcement if... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Is it possible to learn how to change capacitors from computer motherboards till monday? If yes please tell me how. I've read about it on google of course but am really afraid that I won't be able to do it and its for my job.
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