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by Bob Haller
Sat Mar 26, 2005 2:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CELL JAMMER
Replies: 28
Views: 6616

Re: CELL JAMMER

If I found out a store was jamming my cell they wouldnt have to worry about me on my cell, I would NEVER shop there again....<p>I vote with my feet :)
by Bob Haller
Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boosting AM - Still Done The Same Old Way?
Replies: 14
Views: 3295

Re: Boosting AM - Still Done The Same Old Way?

Some stations use directional antennas to avoid interfering with neighboring stations,and radio waves can and do bounce of hills and buildings.<p>this may explain your getting the station in another area. try calling the station they always want more listners and will be happy to speak with you.<p>m...
by Bob Haller
Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dynamo- radios
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

Re: Dynamo- radios

I added a UPS to my tv satellite tv. now a hour power failure isnt a big thing. mostly I did this because the reboot time for the satellite reciver, like a tivo, with records to hard drive. its 3 minute reboot, and thats a lot with a power burp during prime time.
by Bob Haller
Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Windmill
Replies: 12
Views: 2977

Re: Windmill

My best friend has a 14 foot blade windmill in his yard he uses to charge 12 volt batteries.<p>He uses old car batteries because the energy generated is worth less than the cost of replacing batteries. were in pittsburgh, in the right spot it might work. but solar cells on the blades, forget it. rui...
by Bob Haller
Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inverter transformer
Replies: 6
Views: 1900

Re: Inverter transformer

A really cheap source for inverters are old UPS uninterruptible power supplies with dead batteries. seemingly they are everywhere at free prices, since batteries are expensive, and people want smething new.<p>lots less work than building your own.
by Bob Haller
Sat Aug 14, 2004 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power Switch for computer
Replies: 10
Views: 2088

Re: Power Switch for computer

Hard drive manufacturers clain longer drive life, and longer everything life just leaving things run 24 7 in power save mode. The thermal cycling can be hard on your computer. I intentionally never turn mine off...They do go in sleep mode when inactive...
by Bob Haller
Sat Aug 14, 2004 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CATs and Home Depot.
Replies: 11
Views: 3119

Re: CATs and Home Depot.

cat 5 bought in a 500 foot roll is pretty cheap. better to just run it, that leaves you extra cables for possible future use :) <p>Overr the years I have done that and put some stuff on remote controls.<p>extra wires never hurt a thing....
by Bob Haller
Thu Jan 15, 2004 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EMF from electric blanket?
Replies: 23
Views: 4870

Re: EMF from electric blanket?

About 5 or 6 years agp EMF became a issue and current blankets are lower and supposedly safe.<p>I have a friend he believes one day everything electrical will be in conduit to prevent such exposure which might be a cause of cancer.<p>Just like homes have asbestos removal they will get all their elec...
by Bob Haller
Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: countdown timer
Replies: 1
Views: 925

countdown timer

As part of my game building activities I am looking for a countdown clock. Some sort of circuit or device that could be set for a short period of time say 60 seconds and countdown to zero. perhaps using LEDs or small light bulbs.
Any ideas and thanks for the help.
by Bob Haller
Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need cheap fire bells
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Re: Need cheap fire bells

Thanks I got 10 on e bay for $9 each brand new. That was a good deal but I want to thank all of you for your suggestions. I aso bought some clear schedule 40 PVC pipe today, for a ball game. Sewer pipe you can see thru. <p>This project is coming along great! I will post pictures when this is doe if ...
by Bob Haller
Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need cheap fire bells
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Re: Need cheap fire bells

Thanks its off to the pet store I go. With a roomful of kids this HAS to be loud. I e mailed some ebay sellers to see if anyone has a group of bells.
by Bob Haller
Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need cheap fire bells
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Re: Need cheap fire bells

Heres a picture of what I am looking for.<p> http://www.linecamp.com/merchants/classified_ad/gamewell_fire_alarms_pulls/gamewell_fire_alarms_pulls.html <p>Kinda sad tto pay a lot for the solenoid and toss it in the garbage. I want to put up a picture of the game so you better understand what I am tr...
by Bob Haller
Wed Nov 12, 2003 2:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need cheap fire bells
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Re: Need cheap fire bells

Thanks for the suggestion but this game has to be lightweight. Brake drums are way too heavy. I built one of these about 8 years ago and its had a ton of use. My minestries friend has constant requests by people wanting to buy them. Last weekend I helped pack up after a 2 day show and people request...
by Bob Haller
Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need cheap fire bells
Replies: 10
Views: 2815

Need cheap fire bells

I am building some games for a puppet minestries, we call it the gong game. Its a kid sized version of carnival game where a person uses a sledge hammer to hit a lever that raises a slider up a pipe and ring a bell at the top. Kids love it. Anyone know a good surplus source for those round fire bell...
by Bob Haller
Fri Oct 18, 2002 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zapped ROM cards
Replies: 10
Views: 2527

Re: Zapped ROM cards

I dont object to a person doing it ONLY for themselves, out of the challenge of it. Its the folks who sell and spam the world that bothers me. Frankly I would like to see some end users in the slammer along with the sellers. This would discourage everyone involved.<p>The widespread theft devalues th...