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I'd like to make a shed that looks like one of these, as cheap as possible. The cheapest sheet metal I've found would cost around 300€ for the walls alone, so is there a cheaper way to make walls that look like it?

Any other construction/cost-saving advice is welcome as well.
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that's pretty cheap for the walls,
depending what you are using it for what are you doing for heating | cooling?
also what sheet? mild steel i'm guessing? other option is some 5000 ally (5260 i think?) better weather protection for a slight price increase.



britfag but still another option, I have nothing better to do today until I get my welder delivered.

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Hello /diy/, I am currently soliciting ideas for a bike chain/cable/lock system that I could create from taking a retail model and further enhancing.

>Kevlar shroud over the chain and all under layers, loose hanging.
>Woven Kevlar sleeves that are snugly wrapped around the existing cable.
>Using multiple lockups/multiplying the time needed to cut through.

I live and go to school at a large flagship state university, and very recently the school has implemented a "Bicycle Registration" policy, requiring that all bikes kept on campus be registered with Parking/Transit services with a little sticker attached to the bike, recording the owner, model name, and specific/unique details of the bike.

For reasons unknown, they will begin confiscating all unregistered bikes found on campus, and from what I've seen they carry portable battery operated DeWalt disk grinders. I'd estimate 5" inch disks.

Instead of registering my bike to the school for no cost, I have decided to go full retard and make a political statement, protesting the very morality of why we should suddenly start registering our bikes in the first place, when bike theft has never been a major issue before. (Everyone locks their bikes up already, and the town is too small and doesn't seem to have any assholes walking around with hacksaws/cutter.)

tl;dr Want to make a bike lockup as painfully difficult and time consuming as possible for a regular sized road bicycle. Budget inside $200.
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thats fucking retarded op
the uni, not you.
i back you 100%

isn't there a bike lock company that refunds your money if you send them a fucked lock?
if you have the money get the shittiest rusty shithole of a bike you can find and lock it up with as many locks as you can afford.

if you were to build your own i would say fill it with concrete maybe? i don't know if that breaks blades.
or pressurised liquid nitrogen. when they cut through it the expansion will cause it to rapidly...
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>if you have the money get the shittiest rusty shithole of a bike you can find and lock it up with as many locks as you can afford.
I thought of this earlier, but my bike isn't necessarily the priciest thing around, and it kind of hurts the purpose of this whole endeavor. I use my bike daily, I pay tuition, why should I have to "Register" my bicycle?

>if you were to build your own i would say fill it with concrete maybe? i don't know if...
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>I pay tuition
>paying to ride a bicycle
wait what?

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Do /diy/ have some PDF's or guides on making chaimail?
anything chainmail is fair, garments, jewelry, etc
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no but I know some nice forums/sites about it.

If you were a little more specific I would be able to post something

since you are not here is an easy pouch tutorial that I am following to test my homemade rings, it will be done in about 6 more hours.

basic weaves with tutorial:

more free tutorials:

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well I guess op is gone, no wonder when he is too lazy to just google it.
Not OP, but what's the best way to cut rings? I'm using 16 gauge stainless steel wire, and the dinky wire clipper I bought doesn't cut 1mm, never mind 16 gauge.

I bought a much larger one, rated for 20mm or something, that I'm still waiting on. Altogether, that was about £6.

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>open source community

>buyfag buyers guide
Any number of Reprap kits out there

>basic 3d printing FAQs
https://opendesignengine.net/projects/vg3dp/wiki (lots of useful stufff)

>what kind of filament do I want

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We need to make a reprap kit buyers guide
omg 3d printing stuff takes forever

I built my 3d printer in my office, and it has been running for the last 22 hours straight. I don't know if I'll be able to deal with this constantly, but I don't think I'm ever not going to be using this thing for a while.
I'm going to get hate for this but I bought into the 3d printing hype real early. Got myself a Makerbot CNC cupcake in 2009, did a few test prints, printed a object or two and the then extrudger jammed. It's been sitting on my shelf with a clogged extruder for years now. Just collecting dust. Should I try to fix it or buy a new extruder? They don't sell replacement parts anymore, there's little support for such an old model to try to fix it myself, and I'm not sure if I can get a new extruder that's compatible.

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What the hell is this? I found it in my new kitchen and I don't know its function, any idea?
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You jam a bunch of plastic bags in it. Then you can pull bags out through the holes. Its meant to be mounted on the inside of a cabinet.
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some kind of k cup holder
I don't think so, the holes are bigger than the k cups

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Hi guys
Could you recommend me a good book about programing microcontrollers? One that I can download because unfortunately it's hard to get those kind of books in my country.

I'm a beginner but I have experience with electronics and C language but I never tried to do something serious, so if you could help me I would be thank

I'm thinking about to use some Microchip model because the ATMELs are too expensive in my country, about USD20 due to taxes. (20 bucks is like what I expend in a month in the supermarket)
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>ATMELs are too expensive in my country, about USD20 due to taxes.

Son, let me introduce you to the wondrous world of ebay. Behold, Atmega devboard for <$2 with free shipping, straight from china.
Why not get someone to pay you to fuck you in the ass, because that's what you'll be doing by going Microchip?

There's a fuckton of material available on the net, and many active communities that can help you. No shortage of example code either.
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That almost made me cry, I can't buy things outside I don't live in a civilized country, that would take 3 months to arrive and I would have to go to another state to pay the freaking tax.
That if it was not robbed by someone in the mail center
It's not worth, I envy you
Things don't make any sense in that fucking dictatorship

I know there is a lot of information out there but that's the problem, I'm lost. By the...
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OK guys,

so seeing if yall have any advice. My wedding is coming up and the registry is all filled with kitchen and bathroom shit. All stuff for the mrs.

I've got an OK start to a tool inventory, but its not fair. I've bought and paid for all my tools myself, but the Mrs. gets all her kitchen and bathroom and dishes gifted?

Any recommendations for tools I can ask for on a registry?

I've already got:
circular saw (dewalt cordless)
levels, stud finders
hammers, mallets
hammer drill, power drill (dewalt cordless)
miter saw
drill press
cheap router
air compressor and some Harbor Freight air tools
basic socket set
full sets of drill bits
torx battery screwdriver for everyday shit
cheap ryobi table saw
bench sander/grinder
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Wait, you don't cook?

What kind of DIYer are you?
oh yea, I do. I've got a nice collection of cast iron and manly shit like that, and a real nice set of knives. (I actually picked up 5 more cast iron skillets yesterday off craigslist for $50).

I'm saying that she gets all this nice fancy shit like crystal wine glasses, napkin rings, china. What manly things could I add to the registry without it looking weird?
Vertical bandsaw.

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They can be used for good and evil.

I need a solution thats cheap and good
need to replace the top cover by diy aluminum one
that way the case will no longer fail

also cnc thread

pic related: my fingers
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what solution?

measure the distances between the centers and the outer bolt holes

mill out clearance for gears

mill out bearing for right, sleeve bearing for center, stub for left
>the case will no longer fail

How are the cases failing? It's possible that your application places stresses on the servo shaft that the case was not designed to handle. So the solution might be to keep the plastic case and add a bushing, bearing or flexible coupling on the outside of the servo.
I never did any metal work.
There are so many things out there for milling, like CNC, doing it by hand, molding.
I just don't know how to make my prototype servo. Trying to think this through as much as possible before I start working on it, ordering materials and stuff.

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I'm interested in building LED Grow Lights (or potentially other grow lights).
I don't plan on necessarily growing marijuana, but rather focusing on tomatoes, melons, and various crops in more of a Ron Swanson-esque self-sufficiency and getting off the grid sort of way.

My vague idea is a pattern of Red, Orange, and Blue lights in parallel, in front of a reflective fixture, hooked up to a power supply, and possibly using an old computer fan to keep from overheating. Part selection is what I need the most assistance on.
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Also worth asking, for experienced indoor fruit growers:
Self-pollinating plants like tomatoes aren't necessarily an issue, but are there ways, without bees, to avoid rigorous hand-pollinating?
why the different colored bulbs?
>why the different colored bulbs?

So, they wouldn't be bulbs, in this configuration, but LEDs, which emit different frequencies of light.
The reason why is because plants contain two different types of light-absorbing pigments, chlorophylls and carotenoids, which are specifically for absorbing different wavelengths of light. Chlorophylls are in the blue-green color and absorb red-orange light, and carotenoids are orange and absorb blue light.
So, using typical bulbs is...
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Long story short, I burned something and now my entire house smells like a burning mess. I aired the place out but the smell still lingers in certain area's specifically, especially the kitchen. I found out that the smell has especially stuck to certain metallic objects in my home.

Does anyone know of any effective methods to scrubs them down and eliminate them smell entirely or am I just going to have to throw them away? I tried just watching them down with soap and water but it did jack shit.

I heard Ozone Generators can help me clean up the air, but the...
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4chan knows what you did, op
an ionizing fan works well for removing odors. I am moving house soon but my ex used to smoke inside all the time even though I bitched constantly about it and it's a rental. bitch didnt pay bond, I did, she moved out. pics incoming as soon as my tablet finishes rebooting and this optimization shit.

smoke smells are caused by smoke particles. our smell threshold is very low relating to smoke because it's important to not get burnt alive. only a few particles clinging to the walls and roof slowly drop over time, causing the place to stink like fuck.
Depends on what the smoke is made of. Baking soda is good for neutralizing acidic compounds (wood, vegetables, cat pee, etc), vinegar works on alkaline compounds (dairy, meat, batteries)- but those are pretty weak solvents and won't do anything to more, um,
interesting chemical residues. For serious shit you'll have to mechanically remove it, which may or may not be easier to throw out depending on things.

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How do i build a myself a fridge?

Im building a bar solution, and i also need to build a fridge. The space is both wide and tall, so a normal store bought fridge is not an option.
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Nothing you can build at home will be economical. If it's for a business venture, contact a shop/bar fitter or catering company.

Theres an outside chance you could fabricate something out of an old fridge but I wouldn't bother personally.

>in b4 but muh diy
This is just a one time build, so price isn't very critical.

I was thinking about taking the compressor pump and radiator (evaporator, condenser) from an old fridge, and run a thermostat with an arduino.
But i don't know what isolaton to use, how to manage drainage of water, where to put evaporator radiator and what compressor gas too use. And i don't know how to solder everything together with the compressor gas inside the pipes
And im not sure what the purpose of the expansion valve.

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How does the little indicator on Brita filters work?

It usually has 4 bars, or on some models different colored lights, that count down to when you should replace the filter.

Got into an argument about this earlier, and apparently nobody knows.

It seems like it must either measure how much water gets poured out, or simply how long the pitcher is tipped. Otherwise it's a simple 90 day (or however long) timer that resets when you put in a new filter and push the button. (The digital gauge is not connected to the actual filter in any way.)

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Why didn't you just call their customer support line?
this is diy, how about you open it up and see what components are in there?

One anon on /ck/ said he stopped buying filters, and just used it as a regular pitcher, which made me think someone here might be in a similar situation and get the urge to take their's apart.

I'm also in a situation where a few people would be pissed if I did that.

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Anyone know pinout of pic related? It is an 1" LCD that i pulled from an old camera.
Meanwhile, LCD general. What projects do you plan on using LCDs in?
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It probably some nasty high speed parallel interface at an obscure voltage, bet it has a really simple controller so you'll need to refresh it at something like 60Hz. Backlight looks like a CCFL so good luck generating the voltages for that. If you really want to use an LCD like that in a project I'd recommend you get something with a well documented controller and/or interface.

Pic related.
Left is one of them 4D systems OLEDs being driven over UART (super easy to use, very expensive to buy). Right is a cheapo generic Ebay 2.8" LCD with a 16bit parallel...
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I'll have no problem with the tube backlight. I'll be using it in a delaminated form with natural light as the backlight.

I'm fine having to manually feed in a clock signal to refresh. I'm wanting to keep this project as cheap as possible (and as light as possible where i can), so I'd really like to use this display.
A quick google of the numbers in your pic reveals nothing. If you know the model of the camera it might be worth searching for replacement LCD for it, that should give you the part numbers so you can find a datasheet.

What are you planning on driving it with?

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Hey /diy/ers makers,
let's have a Tools Thread. Discussions, Queries & Requests all about tools.
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I'm thinking on the need of a bandsaw, do you think it viable to cut 200x120x2600mm logs of oak into smaller chunks, glue them, then make 30mm boards out of them ?

Long story: I've for the moment used a few plain wood on my projects. Mostly plywood, MDF and isorel. I was recently trying to get hands on some birch and poppler plywoods for a prioject. It's kinda impossible to get some.
So thinking about getting a bandsaw to cut them is nice.. I've seen some Metabo tools at afordable pricings. Can a 300$ bandsaw eat 9 feet logs easily or is it just useless to think about it ? Is this budget too low for a descent work ?

Thinking about going for plain wood is a natural step into woodworking and a bandsaw is a necessary tool for me now, If I want to craft better tables top and so on... I'm open to your advises.

A 9ft log is a little unwieldy for a bandsaw. How about using a chain saw mill first? Also, jointing 9 ft planks would be a bitch I'd think unless you routed the edge with a tongue/groove.
Hope your wood isn't green either, shit has to air dry a few years or rent out a kiln.
What are some brands to look for at garage sales or estate auctions?

Real old world craftsmanship style

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I don't know how to wire high and low wires on this motor
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how do I wire the speed wire?
is it neutral or hot?
It's wired in star and its a three phase fan aswell
For low speed I mean you want to wire it into star, what do you mean by speed wire? Do you mean your switch wire?

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