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I need more room!

Thinking about moving some books and stuff into plastic containers out in an external storage shed.

This is actually my dad's house I am sorting out. He's too old and I'm too busying trying to get myself together to actually build one like a cousin's husband did. Beautiful work he did himself, but it was expensive and time consuming.

What would you suggest for a simple shed. Thinking $500-$1500 range.
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i have a few Rubbermaid Roughneck boxes outside, and not a drop of water has gotten inside in 3 years time. still, i sometimes use a dollar store tarp to make sure they dont collect water over top, and use a string to wick away any water that does. a thrift-store tent would also work if you patch any holes.
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>>1006939
Bullshit. Without a seal, water will get in.

All I can tell you is that Lowes/HD sell displays for dirt cheap sometimes. If you do put those containers in a shed, buy some insulation tape from Lowe's/HD and make a seal around it before you close it up, and put some moisture absorbing shit in there. Arm and hammer, silica, whatever. I still regret leaving mine in the garage.
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the plastic ones work decently, but i wouldn't put books in a shed unless i didn't care about them at all, and at that point i'd either sell them or get rid of them. . .


if you're going to do that anyways, get a solar powered vent fan to push out all the hot air that'll ruin the books over time,

go get a plastic drop cloth, and use some black silicone to hold it up no water will make it in, and get any kind of screen and use more of the black stuff to hold it in place over the vents to hell keep flying bugs out

and put borax...
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Got this all at a garage sale for $65
Did I do good /diy/?

Never really done anything with tubes, but each box was $20 and there has to be atleast 50 in each box, and looking a couple up ranged from $5-$20ea on ebay. They had atleast 10 more boxes exactly the same, and 20 more radios of different types ranging from $25-$45. Should I go back for more tomorrow? Maybe buy in bulk and strike a deal?
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>>1006693
can you feed those to your children when you can't afford to buy groceries?
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Well as someone with a massive erection my advice might not be the best

BUT YES GO BACK AND BUY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AFFORD
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>>1006696
>BUT YES GO BACK AND BUY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN AFFORD
this
>>1006696
also this

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Alright /diy/nosaurs!
I just inherited some property and I'm looking to clean up and build something in the backyard because I'm bored, but I can't figure out what to make.
I was hoping you guys could give me suggestions.
I was thinking of a shaded area over what will one day be the garden, but that's all I've really got so far. (California central valley heat is brutal)
Any suggestions? Preferably to do with wood since that's what I'm at least adept at, but really I'm up for anything. I was also thinking about a Japanese smoker...
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are firepits allowed in your area?

get rid of that garden fence and make a bitchin' firepit.
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>>1006321
Restoring and maintaining that grass will be a bitch. Would local codes allow you to dig it up and replace it with some kind of stone or sand? You could start a trend in both style and water conservation.

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Can I use pic related to power this:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/331604544510

off mains?
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>>1006071
Sure, the voltage coming out of the transformer will be around 12V but it'll be AC. The fan you want to run is presumably a DC fan. You'll need to slap some kind of a diode rectifier at the input and also a capacitor to smooth out the voltage.
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Oh shit didn't realize this is ac to ac
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>>1006090
If you really want to use that fan you could either get a laptop power supply (that could supply over 80 watts), get a PC power supply (these are pretty good efficient) or if you have some watts to spare from your computer power supply then I'd just run some wires from your computer to power this thing.

Can one make a diy power bank by connecting a couple of these? As well as not making it blow up into your face while making it?
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>>1005566
>DIY powerbank
ebay has several different variations of modules for this exact purpose, contains a li-ion charger, buck and boost converters and USB sockets for charging and supplying power...
Costs about $5 a pop.
>connecting a couple of these
yes, it can be done, but no, you should not do it.
if the cells are not properly matched (a good manufacturer sorts a big pile of them and makes a battery out of cells that are most similar) the differences...
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Honestly, don't bother. Powerbanks are incredibly cheap, and you will be hard-pressed to make a better one for less.
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>>1006210
that too. No way anybody is undercutting chink manufacture pricing.

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Sup /diy/, /v/ here.

I want to make a nice drone to fuck around with. I am thinking something like a MQ-1 Predator or maybe even MQ-9 Reaper.

Where do I start?
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>>1005562
>something like a MQ-1 Predator or maybe even MQ-9 Reaper
kek
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>>1005562
I've been wanting to try this, anyone know if I can power it with an arduino?
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>>1005562
>Sup /diy/, /v/ here.

>I want to make a nice drone to fuck around with. I am thinking something like a MQ-1 Predator or maybe even MQ-9 Reaper.

>Where do I start?

If you were experienced with RC aircraft building you might be able to make a scale model, but I suspect you're just trolling.

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HEy guys I was wondering is there any way to make third person camera for car? There are drones programed that they will follow you but I think they will not be fast enough/durable while flying behind car. Would be nice to film some interesting routes. I thought about some stick and put go pro on it but it will be awful while turning. Any ideas?
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>>1004505
camera on an extendible pole that could circle and retract when necessary

drones ie self flying wont be necessary when you want to keep them inside a certain distance and on a leash anyway

the key would be the circling angle and how fast it move and retract etc and collision detection
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>>1004505
Picture related but with a camera on the balloon and probably not in the shape of a missile.

The balloon should smooth out the bumps from the car, having a pole that extends from the car will vibrate and wobble all over the place and the longer the pole gets the more it will shake about. you also don't have to worry about the balloon smacking into things too hard though if the string breaks your camera is going to float away.

A multirotor would probably be able to keep up and would give you the best...
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>>1004529
But if the balloon were to hit turbulence, wouldn't it even be more bouncy?

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Can I honestly ask $750 for this?
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Uh....I wouldn't pay that.

Just an old softwood table that's nicely lacquered. If I even wanted one, I'd say maybe $100.

If i wanted one, btw, I'd just find some old barn or shed lumber and make one.
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>>1003416
You can ask whatever the market is willing to pay.

If you can identify a market that will pay a grand, then ask a grand! If you are selling in trailer parks then ask a hundred.

I've bought a custom table +6 chairs for a hundred and I've bought the same to a higher standard for 8k euro. It's all about what the customer is willing to pay
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>>1003416
I'd estimate more like $600, but $750 isn't unreasonable.

Hey /diy/,
I replaced my iPhone 5 LCD.
I know it has something to do with the new LCD, because I reattached my old LCD and it didn't stutter like that.

Is there anything I can do to fix it? I will post next the FPC connectors. they appear fine to me but maybe one of you will spot something...?

Should I request a refund? Could it have been me, or is it the manufacturers fault?
I want to say it wasn't me (of course) because the cables still work as a general rule, and that stutter, technology wise, seems to be a minor flaw. Don't know if...
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FPC connectors of new LCD as promised
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another one
on a sidenote: the distortion does bring out some cool effects. Figured that out when I first popped it on and saw my alex grey background
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Send it back

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I got no idea where to post this so here goes.

Can anyone help me put this lock together? I have no skills or knowledge in this so simple step by step explanation would be best.
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here some close ups
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oh noticed this is upside down so here's a better photo.

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I'm not sure if this is the board about bicycles but I am planning on building my own bicycle and would like some advice on what to buy etc...I thought about buying a used frame and then assembling it piece by piece. The environment is mostly urban and with a little bit of off-road so I think cyclocross bikes might be the best for my needs. I'll be using it as a commuter but also for very long distances and maybe some amateur competition. It has to be very durable and with quality parts that can resist water, mud, sand...

I don't know all that much about...
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>>>/n/ is the place

But since you asked, yes. get a cyclocross bike. I would specifically get a monster cross capable bike with rack mounts, like a Surly Cross Check (more versatile and more tire clearance). Get full fenders too if you're riding in the wet. My 'cross bike does pretty much everything I want it to and it's perfect for city streets with a little offroad, also good for gravel road rides in the country. With the right tires it can handle moderate hardpack MTB trails pretty well (but it gets...
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>>1006854
GET A GOOD JIG. DO NOT USE CARBON UNLESS YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE. PLAN PLAN PLAN PLAN
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>>1006889
This picture really makes me want to finish my olished stainless steel bike

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I need to install a security system. I have 4 cameras to work with.

I have an A frame house but there is an overhand of about 2 foot on all the edges of the roof.

What would be the best location to place the cameras for the most coverage?
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>>1006832
Without showing us a top-down plan of the plot and assuming you need to have all four walls equally protected, this is the best coverage you can get while still having the cameras installed on the building itself. You'd have better coverage by installing the cameras to objects outside the building itself, though.
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would it make sense to have two cameras up high on the front and back ?

I figure general view of the area, then one focused on front door then other side facing street
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I guess like this.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BO2KQTW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

These are what I have

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How much money do the electrical, plumbing, drywall, ect contractors make in profit on small, new construction projects like pic related? Id be interested if there is some calculator, formula, or website to estimate things like this. Inb4 "it depends". I'm more interested what the electrical contractor makes in profit.
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You're literally asking "how much does X profession make". Worse, you're asking how much a TRADE profession makes.

It's going to vary wildly depending on locale and project. The best you could do is ask around in your area (both those doing the work and those doing the hiring for the work) and figure it out from that.
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>>1006838
I'm not asking what the individual tradesmen make
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Commercial enterprises/Government usually advertise tenders. Lowest bid doesn't always win either.
>You're not gonna make it.

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What kind of valve would be good for controlling the flow from an oxygen tank using the output from arduino. Until this year I knew jack shit about electronics. Hence dunno if I should ask here in /diy/

Some friends told me to use a solenoid valve but as far as I've read, those only get you to fully open or fully close a valve, while I want it to control the oxygen flow, say 0-5 lpm and inbetween.
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>>1006776
Before, after, or being used as the regulator?
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>>1006776
some sort of 'proportional valve' - usually made by parker

you could feed it pwm + filter amplifier to satisfy the range needed, and some sort of flow sensor
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>>1006782
Used as the regulator, however I'm open to suggestions. What I'm trying to do is to make a valve that regulates the flow according to data from a pulse oximeter. Say, increases flow if <90% and lowers it if >95%

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So for the project im currently working on im trying to figure out a way to power some LED strip lights via battery power or solar instead of using an outlet like its designed for. I wanna use these strip lights in a spot without outlet access.

I know jack-shit about electrical's btw

Pic attached is basically same thing i plan on purchasing. In total im hoping to run 15 ft of these lights (3-5ft sections) I might compromise to just a 4ft section instead tho if 15ft uses too much energy or wtv

The guy at the hardware store said i might be able to bypass...
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>>1006741
Bypass what regulator? Just plug the fucking 12v battery into the dc jack at the controller box. And for solar: Buy a regulator for charging the battery (12 bucks on ebay) and charge the battery with the solarpanel and power the stripe by battery.
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>>1006749
where do you think i could find one locally/ can you send me a link?
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>>1007294
We don't google shit for people here.

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