The Afternoon projects thread.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by palmertech » Mon May 11, 2009 4:04 pm

metalcookie wrote:i wish my dad would let me run mine off compressed air, but he thinks i'm going to kill someone
Just set the PSI low, a bicycle pump and compressed air both do the same thing, except one is faster.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by samjc3 » Mon May 11, 2009 4:31 pm

palmertech wrote:
metalcookie wrote:i wish my dad would let me run mine off compressed air, but he thinks i'm going to kill someone
Just set the PSI low, a bicycle pump and compressed air both do the same thing, except one is faster.
so true. mine takes forever to pump up.
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HotDog-Cart wrote: Also, the codename stuff adds a little bit of sexyness, in my eyes.
Yeah well Alcohol adds a little bit of sexyness in my eyes, but I dont drink it all the time. :wink:
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by metalcookie » Mon May 11, 2009 6:08 pm

the one i built right now looks bad, and it cracked the base i made for it out of wood. this weekend i'm gonna head back to lowes and build a better one. i'll post pics of that one.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by limpport » Thu May 14, 2009 7:19 pm

My afternoon projects:

CLEANING AND ORGANIZING MY WORK BENCH!!!
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Shelves I made out of scrap cardboard:
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Easy access power strip mounted to the wall:
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I'm very glad to have all sorts of room to work again. I've taken that to my advantage and also made a LED worklight!!!
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20 LED's at 3v each:
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It's very bright, I can light up my whole bench easily:
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It runs off of 6V from wall power. Guess what I jacked the cord/plugin from?
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The inside (hot glue FTW):
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And 1/4" hot glue on the LED's for protection!:
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As you can see, it has a SPST switch to turn it on and off. I made it so I could light up things I'm soldering, because I don't have a nice desk light to use yet.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by themadhacker » Thu May 14, 2009 7:43 pm

I like the shelf and light, limpport.
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by vskid » Thu May 14, 2009 9:39 pm

limpport wrote:Shelves I made out of scrap cardboard:
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Why didn't I think of that? I've been trying to think of a cheap and easy way to make lots of easily accessible storage space, but I never thought of using cardboard. Great idea. 8)
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by XCVG » Fri May 15, 2009 12:57 pm

There's a whole lot of crap I have that I'm gonna throw out, but I'm not going to get around to it until summer. I was going to hack an RF modulator, but then I got this nasty cold.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by Taiben » Fri May 15, 2009 2:33 pm

Win on the desklight. And the cardboard shelves look great!
copulate all you goddamn smartasses.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by bicostp » Sat May 16, 2009 11:16 pm

Yeah, cardboard is some pretty great stuff.

It's even better if you can get a hold of some of that double- or triple-thick stuff they use for heavy duty shipping, or if you put the corrugations at opposing angles. (That strengthens it like opposing wood grain in plywood.)

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Post by limpport » Sun May 17, 2009 10:10 am

I work at a grocery store, so I can get all the cardboard I need. The boxes that laundry detergents come in are double thick, so those work great.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by XCVG » Tue May 19, 2009 7:55 pm

I was bored so I added an LED to a PS1 memory card. I did a crappy job and it looks like crap. But I was really bored.

I also sucessfully fixed a Captain Skyhawk game cartridge, and tried to fix a Sonic cart. I also discovered a way to get Nintendo screws out. I call it the "plier method".

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by samjc3 » Tue May 19, 2009 8:13 pm

XCVG wrote:"plier method".
gee! thats certainly original! :shock:
AfroLH wrote:
HotDog-Cart wrote: Also, the codename stuff adds a little bit of sexyness, in my eyes.
Yeah well Alcohol adds a little bit of sexyness in my eyes, but I dont drink it all the time. :wink:
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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by XCVG » Wed May 20, 2009 8:58 am

samjc3 wrote:
XCVG wrote:"plier method".
gee! thats certainly original! :shock:
I never said that it was new, only that I figured it out :lol:

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by ttsgeb » Wed May 20, 2009 6:36 pm

This felt empty, so I did something this afternoon. I painted my xbox with spray paints laying around the house.
The result is my "Covenant" Xbox, because the silly UNSC get to much attention in all the Halo themed mods.
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It looks like this inside. Note the socket 7 processor and the hard drive motor.
All the masking. Yes, I did this outside, in the wind, in a pile of leaves.
I have more pictures on my imageshack page if you care to find it, shouldn't be too hard.
Just happens to be my first time using spraypaint since I was like. . . 12.

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Re: The Afternoon projects thread.

Post by bacteria » Fri May 22, 2009 3:35 am

Did this mod in about half an hour. Detailed how to get a GBA Converter (tv out) card to work properly: HERE They are not too hard to get hold of for anyone who wants to make a GBA with a bigger screen, etc. The Converter is only rated at 8v and 500mA too (sure it takes less than 500mA) - it can also be RGB modded too (I will test this out next week - nice mini-project).
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