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by Lenp
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making PCBs at Home
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: Making PCBs at Home

Quick side note: If you use the overhead transparency film method, and there are unwanted shaded areas in the drawing, they can be removed with a solvent and a cotton swab. Alcohol, Acetone, Lighter fluid all come to mind, but test the solvent first! Any omissions or light areas can be repaired with...
by Lenp
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?
Replies: 20
Views: 4960

Re: How Do you Clean A Deep Fryer?

Did you know....
Many deep fryers, and other heating appliances, come with a power cord that is held in place with magnets. A slight tug on the cord and it pops the connection apart so the contents don't dump out. Never had one drop out under normal use.
Now, that's a good Idea!
by Lenp
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making PCBs at Home
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: Making PCBs at Home

Sure, live CAD drawings are always better, but the OP has layouts in magazines he wanted to use.
by Lenp
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with analog VU meters
Replies: 25
Views: 5665

Re: Help with analog VU meters

Yup, I have also missed lovradio.com. The site is up, but no stream, and, I could not find an email.link there. Hopefully all is well
and it retutns.
by Lenp
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making PCBs at Home
Replies: 11
Views: 494

Re: Making PCBs at Home

1 Photocopy, or laser print the artwork onto overhead projector film unless you already have reverse artwork. 2. If you use the the projector film, it over as needed to get a reverse image on the blue Press N Peel transfer film. 3. You may have to tweak the copier's toner for a dark image, and it mi...
by Lenp
Wed Sep 02, 2020 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 18 Volt Sub C NiCd Battery Packs (1.2 x 15)
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: 18 Volt Sub C NiCd Battery Packs (1.2 x 15)

Primecell was a good rebuilder. It's a shame they bailed out of the business. We had many Dewalt 18v packs done by them with great success.
by Lenp
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD File Question
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: CAD File Question

We've reached the technology pinnacle.
The only thing that is compatible, is incompatibility!
by Lenp
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD File Question
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: CAD File Question

Hi Ceasar, Thanks to all for your suggestions and I am glad to say that the problem was just resolved this evening! I located software called AnyDwg, from https://anydwg.com It was a trial package, limited in the total conversions, but that was more than adequate for my immediate needs. The conversi...
by Lenp
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 18 Volt Sub C NiCd Battery Packs (1.2 x 15)
Replies: 11
Views: 358

Re: 18 Volt Sub C NiCd Battery Packs (1.2 x 15)

I think at one time, Battery Warehouse would spot weld them for you at the store. Might be worth a call!
by Lenp
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with AccessHD DTA1080 DTV Converter Box
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: Problem with AccessHD DTA1080 DTV Converter Box

With the HDMI port it would be easy, but alas, there is no HDMI port, just RF and a 2/3 selector :???:
by Lenp
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD File Question
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: CAD File Question

Hi Ceasar I am working on a project to add features to some small machine controls. There are about 20 different controls that can be modified and each is a diffferent drawing. So far the only drawings available are as PDF. If I had them as DXF or DWG files I could easily edit them to create the new...
by Lenp
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD File Question
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: CAD File Question

Hi, That's what I suspected but, there are a ton of PDF-DXF and PDF-DWG sites and software, and I had hopes! I've tried some and if there is any image at all, it is not anywhere acceptable, or the text is really gibberish. Some renderings allow me to edit lines and other items but generally it seems...
by Lenp
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with AccessHD DTA1080 DTV Converter Box
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: Problem with AccessHD DTA1080 DTV Converter Box

About a Comcast DTA
Has anyone found a way to get the audio from the Comcast DTA? It only has a Ch-3/4 output, and I am willing to go 'in the box'.
Running a TV, for just the music, seems to be nonsense!
by Lenp
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CAD File Question
Replies: 10
Views: 251

CAD File Question

I have a need to convert PDF drawings to the DXF file format so they can be edited and updated. Online there are many offers to convert the file, or to buy software that does the conversion, but so far It has been unsuccessful. In some instances the 'converted' 'DXF' file is blank when opened in the...
by Lenp
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Skycool
Replies: 14
Views: 3125

Re: Skycool

So for all the math wizards....

If a pipe did go from earth to outer space, and your cat was blown (aka sucked) into the 'partial vacuum', what would their terminal velocity be?
(Please show all work :???: )