Looking to make small cubes with plexiglass and maybe something else at the edges. The purpose would be to hold insects (I would drill some holes in the sides) and I can't really find anything like this because all the ones online are curved or for plants. How hard would it be to make something like a 4-5 inch cube with thin plexiglass walls and removable top? How much would it cost per cube?
Pic is about what I expect it should look like, but I am also unsure how to make the removable top, maybe a hinge? Any suggestions would help!
1/4" Acrylic sheet is very strong. PV Glue is like a chemical weld that melts the sheets together. Makes a strong joint. If you can get your pieces laser cut then they will be nice square and edges ready to glue cleanly.
>>907129 Shouldn't be hard. If you don't care about identical ones, you could get a piece and curve it into a square with a heatgun (or pot of boiling water if you have a big enough pot) and then silicone the bottom on and silicone a top on. Cut a square out of top, attach it with hinge, pull handle, and stops. Use non-mildew resistant regardless. Poisons and shit.
a thrift store will have all kinds of boxes and glassware in the decoration section cheap. i got this kind of flask for 25 cents to use as a case for a Raspberry Pi. in the toys section, you will occasionally find insect observation kits with a box, magnifier, net, etc, for a couple of bucks.
>>906471 Sounds like Fimo (or your regional equivalent) will be the shit you need, thin parts like outstretched arms etc tend to crack away from clay as it dries and shrinks, and the end model will be brittle as fuck. I don't know if you can bake ceramic clay in an oven, but I do know all the details I tried to build onto my models (mechs mainly) would often be broken off once the piece was fired (assuming it didn't droop before it dried)
>>906479 >Welp. I don't think I can find this stuff where I am.
Really? Where are you, and can you not ship it in? Some other brand names I've seen are Cernit, Premo and Sculpey, the base material is referred to as polymer clay. Google around on that if you can't find a local brand, google may fill the gap for you under a sponsored ad or something.
> So there's just no way to make pottery with a kitchen oven, huh? Not as far as I... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Ok so long story short, I live in a massive basement with no natural light coming in, and no outdoor space in which to do this... I wanna make an aquaponics system in my basement apartment. Yes, I have gotten permission to do so... my question is regarding the lighting.
I've been reading up and apparently alternating between cool white and warm white lights is optimal, but the light bulbs are expensive as fuck and need to be replaced every year and a half or so. Any more permanent way I can do this? It'll be hooked up to a car battery, because I'm cheap... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>906451 2 things, 1 I GUARANTEE that you're paying more for additional gas to run the second generator than you would paying for electricity. 2, if you want more permanency go LED, they'll cost more but last a decade or two. Also cost less power.
actually, WHY are you using a car battery? are you doing ebbflow or nft for the hydroponics side of it? And before you get started doing all this, consider asking around the neighborhood, someone might be down with you paying for use of their backyard with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>906241 >one of those cheap usb circuit boards that you can wire switches and buttons onto the girl looks nice, but it would have been more helpful to provide a picture of the board in question
>Say I were to fuck this up (or the cheap chinkshit parts short), could it fry my computer? most of your computer is made of the same kinds of cheap chinkshit parts, you prolly couldn't afford it if it wasn't, and the chinks can build working stuff with... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Sup DIY. Quick question. So I'm making a homemade boxing bag, and was thinking of doing something like pic related to hang it up so that the bag is hanging centered. I was thinking two knots like in the diagram internally would be perfect to hold the bag in place, cord will be wrapped around the bag externally in between the two knots.
Two questions: 1. Is this a good idea or can anyone think of anything better 2. what would be the best kind of knot to use?
>>906195 1: How much kg's is your bag going to be? What is actually going to stop said bag to slide down and fall on the floor? 2: Lower one- monkey fist http://www.animatedknots.com/monkeysfist/ upper one- not a damn clue
Hi /diy/, I got a school assigment and I have to build 3 simple devices using IC74 series. It can't be any of basic circuits(comparator, multiplexor.. etc.). Could you suggest me something fairly easy to make, like transistor tester. Thank you.
I love the feeling of hot showers with the steam and love how it makes my sense of smell better. Love the way to steam opens up my pores etc.
but the hot water does a lot of damage to my skin. really dries it out. this past summer I did nothing but cold showers and my skin felt sooooo good. was amazing.
So how do I get the benefits of hot showers without drying my skin out.
buy steamer and then use cold water through shower head? Saw one for $1000 and it looked dangerous to use. I'm more of the type of person that sits in front of a computer... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /diy/ I know this might not be the most correct board to post this on but I figure you guys are probably the most likely to be able to help me out. Somebody found this doohicky at work today, any idea what it could be?
I'm building this large garage, the interior is 20' ribbed steel panels. The interior partitions look like pic related. I can't think of an elegant way to completely block the gaps, or light coming through. I have aluminium trim coil and am marginally proficient with a brake, but I could really only get an L shape, which would help but not cure it. I could stuff it with white foam board, but it wouldn't be very helpful or durable.
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