Hey guys. So I've never been on /diy/ but this seems to be like the right place to ask. So I am purchasing a new house soon and would like tips on decorating, paint, and overall appeal. I know this is very general especially since I don't have the layout. Anything helps!
Hi /diy/, I recently bought a precision micro mill (Proxxon MF70, pic related) to make small parts and I have some questions. For some parts I have to make round/curved shapes and I reckoned I could do this by making a spreadsheet with relative coordinates. So making a circle with a certain radius would be achieved by x-1,y-4,x-1,y-4,x-1,y-3,x-1,y-3 etc etc. (I have more patience than I have CNC machines). Every increment of 1 represents 0,05mm, as this is the smallest definition on the wheel nonius. I think such a fine definition would not be really a hindrance and can be easily filed/sanded smooth (tolerance in the 0,0x mm range isn't much of an issue here)
Would anyone know a smart/fast/easy way to convert circles and curves of a certain radius and angle to a list/spreadsheet of relative coordinates? So a small program/app where you can put in a radius and you get a list of x and y shifts as a result, preferably in table/xls form, would be ideal but I don't know if such a thing exists. Any help would be much appreciated.
Btw I'm quite new to metal working so maybe there's something completely obvious I'm missing here.
>>1086432 Barely. I did it in HS but it's very rusty so if there'd be a ready made solution it would save me a lot of time brushing up. I can't be the only person in the world without a CNC machine and neither am I the smartest person alive so I would guess someone else thought of this problem and its solution first
So, I've got this coffee table. It's really great. It's a custom, hand-made one-of-a-kind. It's simple, kind of like a poker table with no drawers or anything underneath the surface.
Presently, I set my laptop on there along with a second monitor and just lay on the couch and compute all day every day. I'm always worried about spilling drinks on my hardware, however.
So I was thinking of configuring my laptop to function as normal while closed (I'm assuming this is easily possible) and just relying solely on the second monitor, then somehow fastening the laptop to the underside of the table (obviously I use USB mouse/keyboard also). Seems like a good plan, right? That way it's safe from risk of spillage.
The question I have for you, /diy/, is how best to attach the laptop to the "bottom" of the coffee table. Really it is a question of what simple structure can I build and/or fasten to the underside of the table itself that will secure the laptop, in it or on it -- ideally with minimal damage to the table -- while still allowing for easy retrieval should I need to access the laptop directly for any reason (power off/restarts, cables, etc).
It has to be enclosed or have rails or stops on at least 3 sides so the laptop doesn't slide and fall out if the table gets bumped or moved, and allow cables to protrude. Small nails and screws are fine, if needed, also command hooks or basically anything low-budget and easy because I am not technically or mechanically inclined.
I'm not sure exactly what will work best but I was imagining some kind of metal grating, or a series of wires or maybe something like those mail slots/cubbies you might see on a desk in an office. Hell, I would even be willing to install a damn dish rack under there as long as it works. IDGAF if it looks cheap as I personally don't care about looks, I never have guests and it will be out of sight and mind anyway.
>>1084223 Who the fuck do you think you are to define what the board collectively discusses you self righteous cunt?
No input to the thread but love OP, disregard the autists who hate things you like, they are just mad that they will never accomplish anything and get angry at those who try. They need to fuck off back to le/g/o.
>>1083993 Gotta say I greatly prefer my voodoo zapper. No sparks, no slag, and pretty welds. Only thing I don't like about TIG welding is trying to simultaneously do different things in each hand plus foot.
A while ago, a wheel fell off of my wheelchair. I assume that it fell together with what it was supposed to be holding in in the first place. I can put it back into the chair but when I move a bit around it just falls down.
When I looked into the base I even had no clue how it was supposed to hold inside in the first place - the thing the wheel got put in was ultrasmooth.
Is this fixable somehow? Can I buy a new wheel or should I send the wheelchair back (since I still have the warranty)?
Hi, /diy/, I want to build a computer, almost from scratch. I want to buy an 8 bit processor, get a few kb of ram, and connect it all to a board of switches and LEDs to do binary I/O like an altair 8800 (pictured). I don't have a lot of experience with electrical engineering, and I've designed digital logic circuits like an ALU (simple compared to other digital logic circuits) before but never actually made them (no parts). I can find 8080s online, but I can't find memory which I can connect to an 8080. Is there a way to get old memory like this, or am I better... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
for any Bongs in da house, these are actually good Tip (no, srsly), half-price (15-7 quid) then extra 15% off, leaves you under 6 quid for lifetime no-quibble replacement set screwdrivers. The rest of their stuff is junk, mind.
Powertools n shit, have most everything anyway, and good sources for second-hand - what I actually Black Friday _want_ is cheap hard drives, like, really... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I had this sub woofer connected to my computer for about 7 years now and recently discovered that it sounds bad. So the problem is: I connect everything and it sounds, but depending on how you connect the speakers it would sound one or another (left or right), and if I make it to sound both of them i t wouldnt sound good. I think it's a line in problem that it's not connecting correctly.. Does someone had the same problem in the past?
hello fellow /diy/ers! got some actually pretty decent laptop in return for a favour. decided to actually use it insteat of reselling. thing is battery is dead. decided to replace the all-hail-to-the-18650. while tearing apart the enclosure i ripped a temp sensor off the pcb. pic related. 2 questions: 1. would it work somewhat safely without that one sensor because soldering flexcables is a pain in the ass. 2. the metal clips holding the fuckers together: once removed how to reattach to ensure same conductivity?
I can't answer your questions, but I can add one. I read that some laptop charging circuitry remembers that the batteries died and will not charge new ones unless you reprogram the charging circuitry, which would require information not readily available.
I have some old laptops that I would like to repair same as you are planning. One thing that really pisses me off is that some laptops refuse to boot off dc power whether the battery is good or not, or even installed for that matter.
>would it work somewhat safely without that one sensor
'somewhat safely' is the operative term. or, it may refuse to charge at all without it, meaning you'd have to solder a resistor in its place.
> once removed how to reattach
one way is to make an electric welder using a microwave transformer. youtube has vids on battery-tab welding. simpler way is a good 35W soldering iron. you'll probably need to file/grind off the nickel coating to make the solder stick. if the tabs break,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I have a fossil machine with an overheating CPU that's not worth the few bucks to fix. is there any random household item i could smear between the ancient (~6 years old) CPU and stock cooler that might make it last a bit longer?
I have no idea what this is. there are three of them around a camera flash capacitor discharge circuit. I've read that they are resettable fuses and i've never seen white capacitors. now removed they all measure ~50nF, resistance out of range. so i figure they are indeed capacitors. are they a special type of capacitor?
this would be a cap for sure. chip-type fuses are usually larger and rather flat and will always have their rating either printed directly on them or on the silkscreen around them, usually with an F designator, not a C or R. pic related, right in the middle.
Hello /diy/ I don't know where to go with this type of questions, so I'll try to explain it here
I'm currently studying web design, and I came across something that I can only describe as high quality black magic. I'm using a css stylesheet that I got from a friend, since his styles are way better than mine, and he told me to study them. Anyway, as I was trying to implement the stylesheet, I came across with the fact that, regardless of anything I do, the effects of the stylesheet never change, as long as the route for the stylesheet is written.... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
So I'm finally getting around to doing laminate floors in my living room and have hit a few equipment snags. 1. I need a hammer drill to place anchors for transitions strips. 2. My undercut saw I bought for doing tile in the bathroom is a pain in the ass and I have 7 doors to do...
Are these cheap ass oscillating tools worth a shit for doing doors, and how the fuck am I supposed to make a nice transition for this garage door?
Nothing is worth going anywhere on black friday. You can buy tools online now for reasonable prices.
Also, if they advertise a super cheap below cost price, they only legally need to carry 1 in inventory. So when you get there to get your sawzall and dildo attachment, they will unfortunately have sold out.
So I am long time visitor of /diy/ Let's share what we made ourselves today. I made a simpl file upload website for my friend: https://transient.ml/ (feel free to use it, but don't abuse it...) Although i usually tinker in my garage with metal (lathe) and wood (mainly plywood sadly - yea i'm lazy). Also i try to do at least one creative thing every week to keep myself in trim.
I've been smoking pipes for more than 20 years now, and decided I wanted to try my hand at some restorations, so I've been buying old estate pipes from eBay in rough shape with the intention of fixing them up. They're for me to smoke, not for resale, so they don't have to be perfect, but I'd like them to be functional and look nice.
I've spent months reading tutorials and I think I'm ready to get started, but one of the major problems I'm having is there's a lot of conflicting advice. For example, some people say you shouldn't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1087467 man I don't actually know, but I'd say grain alcohol, a high smoke point oil like grapeseed or flaxseed, and beeswax. Then you would have minimal toxicity, but should fulfill purposes. I know the least about wax though but beeswax smells sweet so I figure it should complement
I want to use a free public WIFI at home the nearest free wifi doesn't reach my house, is there some kinda antenna i can install at home to pick up wifi over a long range so my phone/laptop can connect to them, the range im looking for is about quarter of a mile
>>1086906 well i live next to a supermarket that has free a free connection, theres a local cafe bout two minute from me and i live on the 3rd and top floor. theres few trees between me and the nearest connection
Attention car owners! Concerned anon here to make sure that you know/have the following: -A scissor jack or some kind of jack in your car (and the appropriate tool to turn the scissor jack upward) -A spare tire inflated to the correct psi as outlined by your car's owner's manual -A tire plug kit for tire punctures -A lug nut tire wrench (the x kind or the classic "rumble in the jungle" gang weapon tire iron) -A torque wrench with good leverage for later
Please don't be like me and get stuck without ever having changed tires once... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>1086014 Im as fond of /diy/ as the next Man - but, I cant remeber a year where I haven't got my moneys worth out of a car breakdown/recovery association membership. Can have the ability to do everything - but lock yourself out in the middle of fucking nowhere, tools in the car, and its raining ? - you'l be glad. Change a tyre on a motorway/busy highway? - fuck that.
Where I would agree, 100-pro - check your spare, and carry a good one.. and if you driving the kind of shitheap where someones stole the jack,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Does she have some things that need to be fixed you haven't fixed yet? You should fix them. Also it's getting cold and you don't need to know sewing to thread her initials into some mittens. Girlfriends love mittens with their name on them. Also mason jars with handles on them... Just go to etsy and see what popular things you can make..
>>1088811 He just means to make sure it isn't a shitty power supply. Poor power supplies may vary their voltage and only average around 12V; better ones will stay over to their target. You could look at the supply's output on a scope to check if you've got one, but if not it'll probably be just fine. Also, make sure your brick is rated for equal or more than the amperage your thing will draw.
>>1088659 Wash well once, very hot water; soak in a solution of 1 tablespoon of bleach to 1 gallon of water for 5 minutes; rinse and let air dry. Use a light coat of food grade oil or shortening on any steel parts. You're good to go.
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