>>917864 >being a drywaller is the worst Not everybody can do it. A good drywaller is good to have and hard to come by. I take it pic isn't related. Get good at it before you bitch. Anybody that doesn't like their job without getting good at it first - give it a few years- and wants to bitch about it should just quit and do something else. Change your attitude and learn from your peers good or bad learn from it. Your working, keep it up
>>917882 Dry wall, sheet rock thread? My parents just added an addition to their late life stage lake house. Concrete poured, framing done, roof done, electrical done. Today I drove 1.45 hours away and we hung up 500 sq ft of ceiling insulation, batting pink r-19. And then hung up a bunch of wall stuff. Then crawled up and sank the catwalk in. I'll be doing more work on that later. Not happy with it. They got the windows in and its all sealed up, except for soffit, and siding. Will be done tomorrow by the framer. Next step... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Well, I am currently helping my partner make video for YT. I am doing much of the actual physical work. So I am currently learning about 5 point lighting, making a decent white screen/green screen, diy-ing some softboxes (for diffuse lighting),
We use Adobe Premiere Pro for editing and because we don't have good cameras we use our phones. One phone is the steady shot and the second is for close ups etcs.
Audacity for voice over work is good.
Always plan out your scene before hand.
Just look into good filmmaking practices. People expect quality... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You can do lots of things with android phones, although sometimes you need to root them: - Security cameras (not quality cams, though. also, not useful at night), - Some kind of sensor, - Tracking devices, - Wifi repeaters, - ...
Smartphones have: - Wifi - GPS - Touchscreens - Cellular communications - Internet - lots of storage space - Good amounts of RAM - Good enough CPUs - Good enough GPUs - Great software ecosystems, with lots free or cheap software and are cheap.
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>>917723 You can't really dismantle and part them out because its all surface mount. If you can invent a smelter that can melt them down and separate all the minerals out into nice tidy piles you will be wealthy.
Also batteries, most are disposable by design so power supply is a problem down the line. Planned obsolescence they call it. then again, watching the degradation of windows retro tech may become more valuable as spook and backdoor hardware becomes more ingrained in the industry. These are sad days for tech really.
>>917741 Yeah. I meant, hardware hacking as in using the hardware for things that were not their original purpose, but you don't even need to dismantle them to do something useful, you can take a phone and use them for other things without even touching the internal parts.
As I said, you need to root them most of the time. Even then, looks you can run a fake root and run programs: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=champion.gnuroot.wheezy&hl=en
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So, what can be done with android hardware? To start, you can find a shitload of ideas by simply googling: https://www.google.com/search?q=creative+uses+android+hardware+or+phones+or+tablets
One can connect the phones in a network, through USB ("reverse USB tethering": https://android.stackexchange.com/a/6480 ), and use them to process data in real time, from pics, videos or whatever. The phones could be used as wireless APs for small rooms, and even used to locate people in a small room, something like http://www.securecare.com/healthcare-rtls (although I guess this needs special drivers that support monitor mode). I also wonder if something like this could also be done: http://news.mit.edu/2013/new-system-uses-low-power-wi-fi-signal-to-track-moving-humans-0628.
The mics/camera/accelerometer/gyroscope could be used as sensors for many things, and one can collect LOTS of data, etc. For example, I just found this other weird use for the magnetic sensor: http://www.technologyreview.com/news/428494/startup-uses-a-smartphone-compass-to-track-people-indoors/ https://vimeo.com/107898476 and I read months ago that geologists were using cheap phones to detect and collect data on earthquakes: http://www.usgs.gov/newsroom/article.asp?ID=4189
On a related note, I learned a while ago that in android phones, the headphone jack can be used as a serial port: https://web.archive.org/web/20130608093900/http://robots-everywhere.com/re_wiki/index.php?title=Serial_on_Android_using_the_audio_port https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=re.serialout https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfSSPTtacnk
So yeah, you don't even need to disassemble the phones... and the cheapest (new) android phones cost less than $50. Imagine buying lots of these phones, used, for $5 each. Much better than buying Raspberry Pis, IMO...
Are there groups/forums dedicated to this?
I made this thread because I really wonder if I could take advantage of the cheap hardware to get out of my shitty situation.
my question is: how small can i make a hydrolic ram pump? i would like to make a very miniaturized model to test some concepts, but im concerned that the air pressure in the compression tank will never reach a decent pressure. im talking several cubic centimeters of space in there, a few inches tall.
Anyone ever deal with a dog who marks his territory in the house?
Here's the deal: My dog is about 5 years old and was fixed when he was young. A year or so ago I took in a friend's dog while she was unable to care for him. Friend's dog began marking a couple spots in the living room (I'd clean it up as best I could).
That dog is now gone, but he taught my dog how to do this. The two spots are on the corner/leg of an end table and on the corner of my bar.
I recently purchased Nature's Miracle enzyme cleaner to try. What I did was spray/pour the cleaner on the location then cover that area with plastic and plastic bags /duct tape to keep the area wet so the enzyme could get down into the carpet (and wood).
During the 2-3 days I was allowing the area to remain wet with the enzyme cleaner I noticed that my dog was still peeing in both spots! (the plastic on the floor next to the end table had obvious fresh urine on it and the bar that they previously peed on is separated with carpet on one side and linoleum on the other so the urine was also quite visible.
Is there something I'm doing wrong? Do I need to repeat this process and keep my dog away from these areas until they're completely dry before letting him back in?
Hi /diy/, I was wondering, I got a korg microkey 37, is it possible to make it into a cv controller for a korg monotron? I've already checked the midi out mod for monotron but I'm wondering if its kind of easier in a way to make my microkey a cv controller and just sending the voltage to the cv pin of the monotron.
Does anyone have experience with designing their own home security system? I don't have a huge budget and am not necessarily looking for anything sophisticated. Just something to prevent Home Burglary.
But I'd like to talk about this regardless. First up, could you be a little bit more specific regarding what you'd like to do here, basically the general scope of the operation.
Are you looking to basically just mix and match various purchased components? Would you like to fiddle about with electronics and build your own system from scratch? You should clarify those sorts of things.
Then there's obviously the matter of budget and skills.
>>917606 >Just something to prevent Home Burglary. That is not a security system then. All they do is alert someone when someone is breaking in. Maybe its an audible alarm to scare them off, maybe its a call to a monitoring agency, maybe its just alerts you. To keep it from happening you need things like bars, shutters, security doors, etc. A sensor on a window and a bell aren't going to 'prevent' anything as they only go off after it has happened.
>>917590 You really couldn't manage to google this? You thought making an entire thread and waiting for people to respond was a more efficient way to answer your question? Are you 12 and never seen a valve before? WTF is going on here?
Thermostat recently broke. Been nigger rigging it by touching the wires. I want to get one of those new wifi nest units Honeywell also has one although I believe they need an extra wire as only have a red and white. Is this so? If that's the case how to I go about hooking up a wifi unit in my house?
>>917583 Depends on your heating unit. The easiest thing would be to run a new wire with 3 conductors. I'm pretty sure all wifi thermostats require a common as the power requirements are greater and a battery isn't enough.
Hello, /diy/, my university dorm is set up in a suite format with two rooms on either side of a bathroom, but my roommates and I moved all of our beds to one room and all of our desks/computers to the other room as a work/recreation room.
I will only have a key to the bedroom side of our suite, and figured that over the break I could build a machine for fun and convenience which would allow me to automate the locking mechanism and be controllable from a phone or using NFC.
What I have to work with: >raspberry pi >not... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
how does the doorframe/bolt part of the lock work? It might be easier to unlock the door that way than by unlocking and twisting the knob. You know, like how one can unlock a stupidly installed door with a credit card or something.
>>917563 I don't have access to the doors right now, but I've tried unlocking them with a credit card and it didn't work. Considering the high rate of theft among people who don't lock their doors, I'm assuming the university has installed doors that are a bit harder to unlock with cheap tricks than your average dorm room door.
>>917573 >I've tried unlocking them with a credit card and it didn't work. did you try from the inside though? also using a hook or L of sheet metal? really the test for this is whether or not you can shut the door while it's locked.
I need some glue to hold my phone together, it's a Sony Z2 if that even matters.
I replaced the screen and it is held on with just its cable and double sided tape all around, which was specifically manufactured to fit the shape of this phone.
From the three generic chinese glue strip none really worked, because the phone is just slightly warped and the glue won't hold it in place and a gap will form between housing and display over the course of a few hours.
Question: What kind of glue (or double sided tape) is there that I can use in this situation?... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have the exact same issue with a Z1 Compact. The metal frame that holds all the componants is warped, and there is no real way to straighten that part. Not even sure it's replacable, I've not seen them on Ebay.
I have found Unibond Repair Extreme glue works quite well, it's flexible so will compensate for the warping, but still hold the screen in place. A little heat will loosen it enough to peel apart again at a later date.
My real problem is that aftermarket screens are no-where near as robust as the original Sony one.
>>917556 Thanks. Yes I would like to replace the part or bend it back in shape, but it's the metallic body/frame that's bent. Tricky to bend back, and a replacement part cost almost half as much as I paid for the entire phone.
>>917566 I do have the same experience with cheap replacement screens, backlight bleeding all around and super sensitive to touch.
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