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i want to decorate my new room with my new family and i need ideas i want to go minimalistic but i dont know what would be cool
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just smear mud on the walls like your hut in syria. hope your new family embraces the culture.

jk, i dont give a fuck frank
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im from syria
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>>917918
Just nail em to the wall like the good ol days.

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I started a position as a handyman for a little over a month already and work on residential apartments , buildings , and some offices.

Taping , installing locks , painting , installing light fixtures etc , etc.

I work with a team of 6 handymen who all have over 10+ experience on me & not all of them are the best at giving advice.

Looking too be pointed in the right direction for all things handyman. Also a list of tools I should add to my collection even though company gives me a van with tools , I like having my own.

My current tools which...
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>>917902
If your company gives you tools, work a few months with them
Youll quickly see what you do and dont use, and from there can buy your own.
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>>917902
What do you mean by taping? Drywall?

I don't see a measuring tape or an electrical multimeter on your list, those are pretty fundamental.

You really have to look at the tasks you're doing. If you're not taking a stupidly long time to finish a task, not damaging finishes, not stripping fasteners and so on, you're probably using the right tools.

If you want to make yourself more valuable, start by building skills. Are there any tasks that you're consistently asking someone to help you finish?
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>>917902
Irwin everything is great, channels specifically.

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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.
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>>917618
A MIDI to CV converter would be more universal and less invasive, and there's probably plenty of existing published designs.

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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...
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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.
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>>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.
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>>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.

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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?...
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>>917552
You should be using 3m LSE film, as that's what phones are assembled with.

Clean and degrease the surfaces first.

If you need to fill a gap (I'd replace the bent component, myself), you could probably use layers.
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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.
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>>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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Anyone tried repurposing angle grinder with broken gears, like expanding the axis then putting it in a case, or should i just give up the idea and just junk it ?
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The gears are what give it it's speed. Without them, it's just a high torque motor. Potentially useful, but not as an angle grinder.
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I guess you could put a belt drive on it and make your own lathe. why not just buy the two gears for it?

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First question: Can I get some bricks and build a raised bed like pic related? Taking advantage from the preexisting walls to need less bricks? After I fill them with soil and the plants develop roots I believe the moisturizer level raises, will this give me infiltration problem in the walls or it is too little water for such a thing? Should I give a little space between the wall and the beds?

Second: Can I make a pond the same way? Maybe using a plastic sheet inside?
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>>917500
One of the standard ways to prevent something like this messing up your drainage is to dig 1-2 feet down, put down plastic sheeting on tamped earth at an angle, with the part against the wall attached a few inches higher than the start of the ramp, then fill with soil.
As long as the soil has good drainage (which it should, since nothing grows in clay anyway) then it'll be fine.
moisture against exterior walls is fine, it's water pooling against them (both on the surface and underground) that causes foundation...
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>>917513
>As long as the soil has good drainage (which it should, since nothing grows in clay anyway)


Maybe I am missing something here, but clay does not have good drainage.
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>>917500

just leave a brick out, or put a drainline in a hole in the brick wall. Dig out all your shit soil like clay/ heavy rocks. Fill the bottom with 4 inches of 3/4 process or gravel. If it's small don't worry about infiltration/moisture levels unless it's mold tier. Get plants that are fucking hearty. Also with pond, take a shitload of news papers, wet them down, and paper mache the liner for your pond and put very thick black plastic over it. You need 4- 6inches of newspaper.

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I want to rig up a little light that will power on when the water level gets low in a tank.

I want it to run from a battery and to light a small led or something.

If I used this sensor from amazon what else would I need to make it work ?

http://www.amazon.com/Tanks-Horizontal-Liquid-Switch-Sensor/dp/B00AKW29U2/ref=pd_sim_60_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41YZJuidvJL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1MXMHPEAFZKWFY4JQWQK
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If its possible I would like to use cr123 batteries to power a small led because I have so many extra of those.

I was looking for some kind of small light I could connect it to that would flash or not use much power.

Something like this fake car alarm

http://www.amazon.com/RED-Flashing-Auto-Theft-Deterrent/dp/B00LCBIJYK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450583833&sr=8-1&keywords=led+flashing+alarm


And then wire it in like shown in this vid

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK_z_e6PU70


I cant tell if the LED in that device...
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they teach this stuff int the 4-th grade, dude. are you an 8-yo dropout?
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Ya I understand the circuit.

I think I am going to get some of these LED's, the listing says they flash and blink and they need 12 volt dc

http://www.amazon.com/20pcs-Blue-Flashing-Light-Wired/dp/B00EE43ASW/ref=pd_sim_sbs_121_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51et9oPSo9L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0KP0F3WHKKVAABY9HV80

I will wire up a bunch of my cr123's till I get 12 volts and make the circuit.

I am guessing it will not really need all 12 volts to make them blink. Maybe 9 will do.

The fake car alarm one I showed...
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Any experience diying hammocks? It seems like gathered-end hammocks are the simplest to create. What kind of material would you recommend that is easily accessible? Tarp?

How about suspension? Could I get away with using cam locks?
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>>917369
i got a hammock from my sister
our uncle built us swings out of scaffolding poles
the top bar had bolts so i decided the bolts would be perfect to hang the hammock from
because of the legs i had to have one swing at 90 degrees to the other.
as soon as i sat in it the swing toppled over and nearly crushed me to death
the swing was heavy, took 3 people to lift it
landed on a lawnmower and fucking annihilated it
so just be careful i guess is the message.
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>>917377
LOL. Thanks for the advice!
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>>917369
For all the best info go over to hammock forums. TONS of diy shit there. The guys there really know their stuff and have come up with some brilliant solutions . The only metal on my suspension are some aluminium clips they call "dutch clips" for the straps that go around the tree. Everything else is static knots that never get undone, or various splices.

Dyneema rope is your friend. Unless you're a featherwight I strongly suggest using the 1/8"rope over the 7/64. It just feels sturdier to lie...
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Hi /diY/, /tg/ here. I need your help gathering some tradecraft information and in a broader sense to play spy with gadgets.

There is a game where you play a secret agent against Yog-Sothery. It is called Delta Green and just got its new edition kickstarted and will be released next year. But we cannot wait, we need to play it now.

One of the major points is bringing the 90s setting into the present, and boy have things changed.

Now don't go all 007 on me just yet. These agents are not always fully licensed so to say, and while sometimes they can rely...
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Here's what the cops have to track cell phones with.

https://theintercept.com/surveillance-catalogue/
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>>917353
FYI, you can get drones from Walmart now.

http://www.walmart.com/c/kp/quadcopters
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The NSA leaks included information about an actual catalog of electronic surveillance devices that operatives could order. Presumably there's a lab in some basement in Washington that just churns them out. And that was years ago.

These things are pretty terrifying, and almost certainly used widely by spooks and sophisticated criminals
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stingray_phone_tracker

Laser microphones have a similar "you can't hide" feeling.

Don't forget that your imaginary spooks will need HUMINT to find their targets--gadgets...
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I'm just finishing up my latest project A midi laser harp based on this design:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Laser-Harp-1/

I was wondering if someone here would be able to understand the arduino coding.

I would really like to know how I would be able to change what MIDI notes are being sent out so try different scales and get rid of the octave change in the first and last input.
Please help!
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^the harp is upside-down so I can mess with the photo-resistors

here's the code 1 of 2:

/*

MIDI-enabled Laser Harp
SOURCE: http://open-source-energy.org/?topic=1129.0

See: MIDI Technical Specifications
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI#Technical_specifications

*/

#define MIDI_LASER_COUNT 9
#define MIDI_LASER_OCTAVE_DOWN 0
#define MIDI_LASER_OCTAVE_UP 8

short midiCalibrateAmbientLight = 1023;
boolean midiLaserState[MIDI_LASER_COUNT] = {false, false, false, false, false, false, false, false, false};
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part 2 of 3 cont:

void loop() {
midiReadLasers();
midiReadVelocity();
}

void calibrateAmbientLight() {
delay(100);
midiCalibrateAmbientLight = analogRead(midiPinVelocity);
}

void midiIntroSong() {
delay(1);
midiSendNoteOn(60, 127);
delay(125);
midiSendNoteOff(60);
midiSendNoteOn(64, 127);
delay(125);
midiSendNoteOff(64);
midiSendNoteOn(67, 127);
delay(125);
midiSendNoteOff(67);
midiSendNoteOn(72, 127);
delay(250);
midiSendNoteOff(72);
midiSendNoteOn(67, 127);
delay(125);
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part 3 of 3:

void midiHandleReadLaser(byte thePin, boolean theState) {
if ((midiLaserState[thePin] != theState) && midiHandleRateLimit(thePin)) {
midiLaserState[thePin] = theState;
if ((thePin == MIDI_LASER_OCTAVE_DOWN) || (thePin == MIDI_LASER_OCTAVE_UP)) {
midiHandleOctave(thePin, theState);
} else if (theState) {
midiSendNoteOn(midiNotes[thePin] + (12 *midiOctave), midiVelocity);
} else {
midiSendNoteOff(midiNotes[thePin] + (12 *midiOctave));
}
}
}

void midiInitPins() {
for (byte thePin = 0; thePin <...
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I'm doing a statue cast out of myself just because I'm on vacation and don't have much to do, my plan is to cover my body with plastic film and use toilet paper + glue + water on it, first the front half then the rear, then once it's dried up I'd cast the front, then add the mold to it and cast it so the concrete kind of sticks together.
Thought you might find this amusing. Anyways, any advice/ideas? Will I need an assistant?
What could I use it for?
>decoration
>dressing it up and freaking...
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>>916971
>Toilet paper and glue
As your mold?

The human body has close to the density of water 1000kg/m^3. Concrete has a density of 2400kg/m^3.

The concrete will weigh 2.5 times your weight. Is your mold strong enough to support 375 lbs or more of liquid concrete?
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>>916971
Do it in sections. Make each mold in sections, just parts of your body. Then cast each section separately. When done you can piece these concrete pieces together. You'll be able to fill in any cracks and such. After that you'll have something you can either use to make a full mold in one piece leave it as is and use that as your statue.

Doing it in sections will make it much more manageable. You'll also be able to figure out better methods as you go along.
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>>916977
it would be pretty thick and partially buried in sand during the process
it's the easiest and most cheap option still

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Not sure if I should put this here or in /mu/.
Do any of you guys have tips on re-skinning a banjo? I'm trying to restore my great grandfather's banjo, and everything is in working order (despite the rust I cleaned off), but the original skin was beyond repair. I ordered a new one, and have watched this vid: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3c54i90Ghk&list=WL&index=1) and intend to follow it if I can't find any better instructions
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Never done a banjo, but have done a conga. If you can't find any more sources for banjos, trying looking up drum heads, should be similar.
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http://remo.com/portal/products/3/11/92/sp_banjo.html

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Any idea how to remove this white dielectric without such tools as there?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_NlDslWBaI [Embed]
(1:55)

(Yeah, I have to remove it between these two conductors)

pic related
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>>915603
knife for jacket and ptfe
junior hacksaw for shield
ruler for measure

>deburr
wow these guys mean buisness
>lubing the assembly rather than the oring separate
never mind
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>>915603
I just use a knife.
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The careful application of acetone.

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Share your planes, helis, boats, multirotors (quadcopters), cars, hovercrafts or anything else rc you have made.
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>>861194
old one

also where the fuck do i get batteries now? hobbyking shipping prices are too high.
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>>886341
Aliexperss, lok for the store RC Battery Store. They last like 3 weeks-2months
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>>886340
Does that actually work?

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