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Abominations Thread XLIV

Efficient use of space edition
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>Americans do not have radiators
Now that's a new one. Do you think everyone just lives in the dessert and does not require heating? Who keeps making all these retarded assumptions about America? And why?
ancient pasta.
>go in house
>run full force at side wall
>entire house falls down
>Using the forms you own to make an effective and attractive retaining wall
This is just plain efficient, senpai

This dude >>2782013
is so mad.
Not only does he think Americans never used radiators, but he still does so he's always uncomfortable
respects the code

noticed the sewing thread was gone and i wish to discuss it
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Yeah models with these castings for the frame were all japan-produced during their big sewing machine boom when they started to overtake Singer. These models were rebadged and branded, with companies like Kenmore and Sears using them in their branded versions, among other companies. I bet we can find presser feet that fit these machines online if we do enough digging, but the basic ones we have will serve ~90% of our needs. The fucking thread tension dial is nowhere near as nice as newer ones. Often for no reason I can observe, I'll have the one on mine just completely bind the thread leading to thread breakages after I stop sewing and begin again.
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Ok, now what do I do? (I am retarded but somehow had enough money to buy this).
Read the manual as you set it up. Learn how to thread top and bobbin thread. Get some throw away fabric and practice stitching in straight and curved lines. Learn how to wind a bobbin and how to change out the needle. New needle every 8 hrs of sewing or every new job. Congrats! Now practice!
If your machine is not commercial or made before the 80's you are a faggot.
Honestly sounds like hell. I don't know why I would want to do my hobbies around people that will tell me I'm doing it wrong because I didn't buy namebrand whatever.

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Whatcha making?
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small recycle shed from pallets for my girlfriend
Thai chili, Calabrian and Scotch Bonnets this year, along with some mini sweet peppers. I hope to get some cross breeding and put some spice in those. I also have a few different tomatoes going already.
Currently putting up a fence, drilling in some seed, and irrigating...
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here is your bingo card

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Previous thread:>>2759901

Here we discuss microcontrollers (MCUs), single board computers (SBCs), and their accessories, such as Atmel mega and tiny AVRs (Arduinos), PICs, ARM boards such as blue/black pill STM32, ESP8266/32s, RP2040, Raspberry Pi, and others.

For general electronics questions (power supplies, level shifting, motor driving, etc.) please ask /ohm/.

>where can I find verified quality microcontrollers and other electronic sensors or parts

>but that's too expensive
aliexpress.com (many parts here are fake, particularly specific parts out of stock in the above sites)

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Anyone have experience using a LoRa module? Wich module and how bad it's the latency at +5km? It's LoRa the best option for having a constant stream of data, the packages would be ~100 bytes
>constant stream of data
LoRa cannot do this, the protocol defines a need to have down-time between packets to keep the airwaves clear.
Depends on what you define as “constant stream”
Lora sends data using a “chirp” like a bird.
TCP (well originally) could handle 5 minute idles with no packets and still maintain the connection at the OS level.
I would like a package every 100ms but one package every 2 seconds is the longest I can do
I’m traveling for work and brought my basement with me. Ended up in a section 8 extended stay and now I’m thinking about what sort of imporomptu security I can come with. I’ve got a good selection of ICs, relays, caps and resistors with me as well as esp32, laser/collector, small servo and a dc -dc super boost converter that’ll put out a couple good sparks so I’m not short on ideas just wondering what you would do. Also have a gun but that’s not as fun as an elaborate Rube Goldberg crackhead zapper.

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How do you make your house UV proof?
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bunkers are impervious to UV by nature
You still haven't solved this after hundreds of years alive?
You’re funny, OP. But how come tho?
Even from like photons and atomic radiation stuff?
Oh, you’re funny too. I would think that vampires would have a short life expectancy. It’d be such a hassle to successfully avoid the sun unless the lived underground, I guess maybe.
OP doesnt want his house roasted by a -man made- space ray, right anon? Paint the roof blue lol
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Ladder wheels so you can move your ladder around!
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do the wheels fold down before you move it or you going for some shitty little wheel lock.
either way just get stronger and learn how to use a ladder. i suggest having a painter teach you how to move extension ladders
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it's called a track ladder
I suppose he turns the ladder upside down when actually using it, so wheels are on the top
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Actually I already thought of that. So you can purchase these optional floor spikes to keep it from moving around.
On top of being extremely lame bait
Your photoshop skills are amateur at best

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Hello I want to make this device for my water tank based on this youtube vid
The schematic is here
However I am completely electronically illiterate, I'll have someone print a PCB based on this. But is the power source supposed to be AC or DC? That 12V2 thingy to the left
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>which is when babies prefer bottles
god, that must be crushing for the mother's self esteem lol
misinformation from the 50s still propagates today, the same reason they cut part of your dick off.
Just use a float switch trigger a relay that activates the pump when the water gets lower. Like an electric toilet, come on man!
You can buy actual float switches, they use a sliding metal contact on a float so that the pump doesn't turn off and on every time the water level goes down 2mm
motorhomes and trailers use those. rip one off there.

Are there people who unironically believe DeWalt or Milwaukee to be on par with or even better than Makita, or is that just poorfag cope? No shame if they're outside your budget, they're not cheap, but that doesn't make the tools better
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A thing about the usb charger (that for some reason isnt mentioned in its advertising specs or on their website) is that you can use a dollarstore wallbrick or just a usb port on your computer to charge the battery, both of which are often just a 500ma charge, its extremely slow if you want to be that slow. You get to pick the charging speed, by choosing what you are charging from.
I want to try and see if it gets along with portable solar panels, mine has a usb output but often battery chargers dont get along with basic solar panels.
Not sure what you're on about, nigger its just a charger, it doesnt have bootooth or anything even.
Based. I just got a makita reciprocating saw today.
They're not really measuring dick sizes over saws and angle grinders. It's all about that sweet sweet torque.
hilti gang stand up
A lot of tool brand radios include at the very least a battery port that can also charge the battery when plugged in. So you get that at least.

Where do I start?
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What is OSB?
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oriented strand board
That will be the way when the plumbing and electrical need to be done. I'm thinking those two need doing first.
what the hell is that floor even trying to do
In what regard? It's concrete but it's not level, it runs with the hill

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Boring ass domestic question I could just google.

What's the best most cheapest handheld vacuum?
Whichever one goes with the battery format you have selected.
I have the 18V Makita and it's good. Costs about $20 + ~$20 for a battery.
Of course you also have to buy a charger if you don't have Makita tools, then it's another $50 and it's not worth it anymore.

>shower at house is leaking
>needs a new shower tray
>mother decides to get the shower ripped out and all the tiling surrounding it
>ask her the night before this is done if shes going to get a new shower tray or a bath
>"I havent decided yet"
>shower gets ripped out, as well as all the tiling
>some woodwork underneath needs replacing next to where the shower tray was (due to the leak)
>the wood+floor needs drying out
>she puts a fucking dehumidifier on it to do so
>gets multiple plumbers round for different quotes for the cost of fitting new stuff in
>finally decides shes putting in a bath
>has only now decided to order the parts to do so
>they take up to a week to arrive
>could have just ripped out the shower tray, the bottom layer of tiles, replaced the wood underneath, got a new shower tray and retiled the area (we still have enough spare)

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>putting a woman in charge
You only have yourself (and your mother for making your dad leave) to blame.
>mom does thing
>its not about me
>mom gives up
>this makes OP the victim, as he was not given the role of gm.
You are an only child arent you?

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is there any way to repair the damage on this wood surface?
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explain yourself nutsack
Wipe it with Muratic acid
i did consider picking up a jug while at ace
Depending on how you apply your poly, you may need to take map to the surface as it cures to remove bubbles. Some recommend using diatomaceous earth to sand the last layers of poly for the smoothest finish. It will take time, but if done right, it will last a life time

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Anyone else do their own HVAC and refrigeration work? Working on this 1960's Westinghouse dehumidifier right now. Changed oil, switched to r12a, added a filter/drier, but seems that the capillary tube is partially blocked. Head pressure soars and thermal overload trips. Once that is replaced should be good for another 60 years of service.
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whoever hooked up those wire ends should promptly kys themselves, I hope it wasn't (you).
I got it going now. I think it was the thermocouple (which is all rusted), but I ended up just touching it a little and now it's working.
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Just got back home after being away for awhile. A/C won't run automatically. I reset the breaker and switched out the thermostat and I can go to the outside condenser unit and manually run it while depressing the contact but otherwise it won't run. pic unrelated
>first time using pierce valve
>screw it in, screw the needle in, nothing happens. screw it in more nuffing happens, hex key strips stripping the bolt, manage take out. now i don't wanna talk about again.
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Can I use off cycle defrost in a car ac? I can get the temps out the vents a few degrees freezing and then cycle off. It goes up few degrees above freezing before cycling back on. Will this be enough to keep the evaporator from freezing over?

Pic related its modded AC controller

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The design for this thing is so compelling, but most of it is a gaming thing. What features would you have built into it for doing real things with it while having your hands free?

Things I can think of (besides radio, mp3, clock, messaging, etc):
- Network monitoring: ping when some device just signed in to the home wifi (people are back home)
- Scanning for wifi fransmitters (bugs)
- tracking GPS
- mesh network
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nice list, anon
particularly the pocket ref, made me think of the WikiReader device

>PDAs were better.
maybe a tricorder then
Cyberdecks are cool thats why
At one point inspired by Fallout 3 I bought the first ever raspberry pi along with a ping ultrasonic sensor. I wanted to make a device that could make maps on the fly, exactly like the game does when you explore.

Unfortunately the idea failed because the Pi was not capable of precise timings. Years later I used an arduino that was capable of proper timings with pwm. By this time I didn't care as much about the project.
yeah, but it can't do landscape mode anymore
i thought about making a version of it as some kind of an off-grid communication/computing device

maybe an E-INK android phone like a Hisense A9, and put it in a custom case with a bigger battery, small solar panel and a LORA module. maybe a small folding monopole antenna and an emergency flashlight (or just move the phone's camera and flash where they point forward so you can use it as a hand flashlight)

you can text people and run ATAK/CIVTAK on it to coordinate with people off grid. use it as a low power gps map on your wrist, stuff like that.

Anyone know anything cool you can make with tin cans? I have a lot of them.
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mix it with some scrap copper pipes and pretend you're a Sumerian king
Make lots of soup, put in cans, seal them?

one could study whether room temperature rises when a lot of clean cans inroom compared to room without cans
Find a way to reseal them and store human feces in it, fresh and runny
Then seal them, put lables on, then leave it somewhere to pick it up
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