The Afternoon projects thread.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Basement_Modder » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:37 pm

How did you modify the logo???

To guess, I'd say you removed the panel, scraped off the part that said "game" from the back, printed "handy" in matching font on black background, cut it out, placed, glued, and put the panel back.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by lovablechevy » Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:25 pm

Basement_Modder wrote:How did you modify the logo???

To guess, I'd say you removed the panel, scraped off the part that said "game" from the back, printed "handy" in matching font on black background, cut it out, placed, glued, and put the panel back.
umm...

tib did a high def scan of the screen cover for me. i modified it in gimp. and many hours later after it was perfect, i printed it on decal paper and applied it. i'm gonna actually reprint it with a better method so it's easier to apply to the case.

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it's a different case. i recased it in a zn-40 case so i can use a 5" screen. the original screen protector would not work even if i hadn't shattered mine.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Metallica Man X » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:19 pm

That's really nice!

I've never heard of decal paper before. Looks like something I"ll have to look into for my portable CDX projekt ;)
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Mario » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:52 pm

Hopefully some of you remember my weed whacker-powered bicycle I built almost a year ago. (http://forums.benheck.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=32902" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

It's still going strong! :awesome: I added an extra heatsink to help keep it cool and a temperature gauge.

The gauge has ten LEDs that go up based on how hot the engine is. The LEDs are driven by a LM3914 that takes an analog voltage from an op-amp to drive the LEDs. The op-amp takes the resistance from the thermister attached to the engine and converts it to an analog voltage for the LM3914. I added a 555 that turns on when the top LED lights up and makes a buzzer turn on and off.
I forgot to take a picture of the underside of the board, but it's a rat's nest of wire porn. It took about 2 hours to wire up.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by eagle5953 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:52 am

That bike now only needs a button to jump.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by thewise1 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:59 am

Or a way to get it started without having to run next to it, did you fix that problem yet?
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Mario » Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:47 am

Haha, no, it still has no clutch. :P But the tire hasn't worn any further, so that's good.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Tibia » Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:04 pm

That's awesome! I love those multi-segment bar LEDs.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Rekarp » Thu Aug 26, 2010 1:26 pm

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by nightwheel » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:31 pm

Well I didn't have much of anything to do yesterday. So I built my self a DVD/Games shelf for a small unused spot in my room. I made it from stuff we had laying around the house. Just had to get some screws.

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It's all real wood, apart from the cheap paneling stuff I used as the backing to keep stuff from falling out. I also didn't use any plywood either.

And while it may not be perfect. But I bet this will last longer than anything Ikea makes!
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Mario » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:52 pm

Ooh, I like that. :D

So, I was at the beach, bored, and the water was too cold to go in. So I made this:

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Snow_Cat » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:32 pm

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Black Six » Wed Sep 08, 2010 3:53 am

So long and thanks for all the fish!
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Tibia » Fri Sep 10, 2010 8:44 pm

That is really cool! We used to pick up flotsam and make stuff out of that.

But it's never too cold to go in the water. Sometimes, you just have to cut a hole. :mrgreen:
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