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What would be the best way to build Power Ranger Armour?

Im thinking more riot gear then bullet proof.

What colour of Power Ranger would you be?

or would you rather be a different kind of super hero?
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>>950324
oh look another superhero thread
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>>950332
Ive only been lurking a few weeks

Didnt realize these were a thing
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>>950337
they have been ever since the chris nolan batman movies

what we've boiled it down to is:

>no you cant be a superhero
>the technology is not there yet and won't be for another 20-30 years
>super powers aren't real
>genetic mutations are not what hollywood says
>if aliens are real, they're not humanoid
>that...
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>bored at work
>find a suitcase lock
>fashion crude lockpicks out of a paperclip
>fiddle with it for 30 minutes
>click
>it unlocks
>instantly hooked

Where do I go from here? I've picked it open like 30 times now.

Also, lockpicking general.
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Now you realize 99% of pin and tumbler locks are trash.

Go watch Bosnian bill for a hundred hours and Get a training lock that you can repin with security pins and whatever

Get in on some lock pick groups and trade challenge locks.

Learn low voltage electronics.
Become security expert.
Meet Bosnian Bill at a conference. Gush.
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>>949531
Yeah, >>949558 has some of the right idea.
Here's one of the more useful video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI7Lx-73lU0
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get some picks
find more locks
buy a padlock from the dollar store or something

Paperclips are pretty weak and bendy. Regular flat picks will hold up

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Hey /diy/, /an/ here. I have an LED fixture over my reef tank, and wondered if it would be possible to create/buy a device that will slowly make my light brighter throughout the day, peaking at noon, and then going back down slowly til nightfall (basically a dimmer setting on a timer. They have things like this already called apex controllers (other brands but thats the biggest) but their fuckin expensive, and i always prefer to do it myself. Anyone got any interesting ideas? Pic related, my reef.
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>>947533
Power it through a transistor thats driven by a photodiode.
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>>947559
hmm.. interesting. so are you saying it would be able to control my tanks light intensity based off the the light outside of my window, basically mimicking the natural light cycle of my area?
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>>947575
Yes

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What are some good materials I can use to insulate heat from standard metal vise jaws that won't melt or burn from very high temperatures, but will hold up under clamping pressure? This is to prevent the entire vise from acting as a giant heatsink when heating parts with a torch.

Ideally, it would be an insulator with the ability to hold up under temperature like ceramic, but can yield under pressure and is tough, like rubber. Basically, is there such thing as rubber that won't burn?
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wood combusts at around 500-700 deg F and presumably more if wet.
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>>951425
>Basically, is there such thing as rubber that won't burn?

You mean like high temperature silicone?

>ceramic
>heat insulator
lol.
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>>951430
There's a reason why they make coffee mugs out of ceramic instead of aluminum, doofus.

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So I have a heavily modded original Xbox v1.1 mobo with executer 2 chip and lcd front panel I made about 10 years ago. Custom paint job clear case with air filters and USB ports totally turned into a piece of functioning art. Now a days the processing power of this Xbox fits in your pocket, so my question is what to do with it. It still runs Xbmc and everything functions it has a pretty complete history of console and arcade games, just taking up too much shelf space. Wat do
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Even put my name on the Xbox emblem, much wow
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>>950115

since you came here for this advice instead of /vg/ or /g/ I am going to suggest you lube it up and push it into your anal cavity
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>>950162
That would not get me off, but if I wanted to fuck this Xbox I would tape the controller to my penis and perform a vibration test, I posted here because I thought people could ask me build questions if they wanted to know how to mod a original Xbox or something along those lines, I am sorry if I offended you or something but you seem a little butt hurt mad

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I had built a website that has comics and art on it. It's brand new but i dont how it functions for others. Would any of yall check it out and tell me whatcha think?

http://www.pendoodled.com/
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>>951634
Right of the bat I see the "Art Commision" box has the text tilted too much to the right side.

The "my comics" is decent but I would like a function that would allow me to go all the way back to the start

The "art commision" section is ok, but there are empty boxes in between some of the choices.

When I go under "my art" it shows a slide show, from my perspective, I would be more interested in a bigger gallery of pictures so I don't have to scroll through...
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>>951653
There's a tense error in the first sentence of the OP, a comma error in the second, and an apostrophe error in the third. Why would you not expect one on the site?

1/10, probably an eastern European hack OP fishing for members to a crap site.
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>..character from mlp. I stopped watching so much. Know i only watch it.

should be 'Now' i only watch it

the only page i looked at

Would a design like this withstand a 350lb man flopping down on it? I want to build my Dad a new bed for Father's Day but he's a pretty big guy. What if I doubled up on the bottom 2x4s and then used 2x6 slats instead of those skinny ones? I have absolutely zero /diy/ experience but I'm just a broke 22 year old.
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>>951429
>I have absolutely zero /diy/ experience but I'm just a broke 22 year old.

Look up the cost of wood before you go any farther, especially if you are going to double up on stuff.

Also you need to think about whether he is using a box spring or just a mattress
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>>951431

He has a box spring and a bed. Both are literally older than me. He has one of those $50 metal frames you can buy at the Dollar Store or Big Lots that looks like shit.

I have a budget of $200. I doubt I could buy a frame for that cheap that supports fatties.
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If you're serious about building the frame with 2x4's then put them on edge AKA skinny side facing up for added strength. or if you wanna stick to the skinny slats (like in your pic) then make sure you beef up the middle support. probably should be ok just by doing that.

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How do radio transmitter amplifiers work? Do they just multiply the voltage in the antenna?
And what's the simplest design out there?
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Voltage and/or current, yes.
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>>951268
Pardon my ignorance, but won't changing the current distort the amplitude of the radio wave?
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>>951263
how about how does range work

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Hey /diy/ers,
I'm looking to build a circuit to control and drive high-power single LEDs. I'm looking at LEDs with stated 1A maximum currents, but looking to build a circuit that can provide sustained operation at up to 1A, as well as pulsed operation at up to around 10x that (pulses of a few ms, so with an adequately low duty cycles I should be able to operate well over max specs for the LEDs without burning them out).

The problem is, I have no real knowledge of electronics beyond basic V=IR fundamentals. I'm trying my best here, but it's quite...
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1. Digital potentiometers

2. Yes, a 'real' 5V 10A supply is pretty pricey. An old PSU would be most economical.
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>>950983
1a. There are things called digital potentiometers.
1b. If you just need few bits worth of control, you could use some mosfets to pull one (or more) of several RSET resistors to ground.
2. Yeah, a computer PSU would be an easy solution. Dunno what's wrong with your search terms, but you could check some big distributor's like Farnell's catalogue to get an idea what is available - assuming you aren't happy with PC psu. And then optionally buy shit from elsewhere.
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>>950989
>>950990
Thanks guys. I've looked at a few digital potentiometers, but they all seem to either have increment/decrement control, or are controlled by serial protocols that I don't really want to code into my instruments by hand. If I want to be able to call $SomeResistance from parallel outputs (4-6 bits would be fine), what's my best option? I could probably use an arduino to translate to I2C, but are there better options?

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Has anyone got a link to the thread where that absolute madman tried to live under his university stairs? I can find like half of it on Google but I want to know what happened.
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kek , i would like to hear it as well.

i heard a story this weekend that some madman left home only to be homeless for a tad , so he lived under his brothers bed . At night he would steal foodstuff and the like since his pa was a drunkard. He would sneek in through the window, and when everyone went to work n school he would sleep under the bed
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Harry Potter.
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i went to cancun years ago, stayed in one of the older shitty little villas, probably nice back in the 50's, but anyway, one of the maintenance workers lived under the stairs leading up to one of the rooms. surreal looking in there and seeing all his stuff. he had pet iguanas everywhere.

hi /diy/,

I recently used a raspberry pi v2 in my computer architecture course(because MASM doesn't really let you get that low level anymore), and now i'm wondering what I should do with it, now that the course is over.

Does /diy/ have any project recommendations? What should I do with it?

Also, share your projects if you have any.
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>>926530
also, i'm considering buying like 15-63 more and having a go at turning them into a supercomputer.

not sure of my budget tho.
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bomp.
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>>926530
/diy/ is slow no need to bump.

The first inclination that people generally have is to turn it into a media server. Plug in a usb hard drive, and either connect to wireless or Ethernet. This is never a good idea because the pi only has a single channel usb and the Ethernet port is going through it so every communication with need to go through the same usb channel 2 in order to get there even on a fast Ethernet connection in practice i had trouble even streaming 480p video from one.

Best use is to use it...
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My sink has been broken for awhile, it often pops out of it's mount because one of the screws in missing and the only other screw's mount is snapped. The one screw left is a bit stripped but even if I got it out there's not enough room to get in to screw it onto the other side.

Any ideas? Would some kind of epoxy be viable?
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tap+die sets are 30 bucks at harbor freight. you should be able to tap new, larger threads then use new screws.
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>>951408
This is the pro way to do it without replacement.

Other wise nigger-rig it with JB weld
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>>951441
jb weld holds fine but you normally yank on faucet parts so you must also mechanically secure it w/ bolts

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Any advice about how to make a usb HDD SATA reader?
*pic non related
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>>951099
ebay one for less than ten dollar
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>>951101
I want to learn how to do it. That's the point.
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arduino + imitation crab

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An idea discussed in >>>/biz/1106359 led to the idea in pic related, which I'll describe in detail since I am terrible with a pen.

The idea is to dig a lake which mostly lies only a few cm below sea level (it would curve downwards towards the middle), so that water evaporates rapidly, with the intention of increasing local rainfall.

This lake would be connected to the ocean by an overground channel and an underground tunnel. As water evaporates, the overground channel replaces it with seawater,...
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What's the point of the tunnel? As long as there's a connection between the pond and ocean tides are going to keep the salt levels in the pond at the same level as the ocean.
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>>950965
Are you sure? One would need a two way flow in one river that way.
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>>950962
There's nothing wrong with it at a fundamental level, but in practice it may be difficult to achieve adequate circulation with density/hydrostatic pressure alone. If the flat in question was located right on the coast then sure, but over scores of km to get to an arid inland location in need of hydration, a few cm isn't going to cut it. Free-flowing aqueducts generally have gradients of 1 in 5000 or steeper.

Also, basins that are below sea level (where such a proposal would obviously be located) are...
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i want to know how in the hell would i be able to see through the LEDS
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I suppose a cheap, easy solution would be to paint the back and lower portion of the LEDs black, so that none of the light shines into your eyes. Of course, your vision would still be somewhat obstructed, but you could still see enough to avoid walking into things.
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>>950317
thanks for the advice
but do you think there would an alternative for the LEDs?
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>>950323
To be honest, probably not. LEDs are cheap, easy to work with, and most importantly lightweight, perfect for something worn on the head.

Of course, if you were only displaying a static pattern, you could fill the non-lit parts with some appropriately coloured plastic film, such as the type used on lamps/projectors. That'd let you see straight through the majority of the visor, and could still look pretty good, as long as you picked your colours right.

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