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by CeaSaR
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fading away
Replies: 25
Views: 6544

Re: fading away

Well, to further the activity, I'm at a loss as to what "seems to make sense more than it being the worm gear drive". Perhaps it got deleted accidentally while typing. I know my "new" phone does weird over-typing and bizarre auto(in)correct, so come on back with that info. Maybe you've stumbled onto...
by CeaSaR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help a Fellow Out
Replies: 12
Views: 4183

Re: Help a Fellow Out

Well, I've tried, but my stock is not up to snuff for this and I'm out of time. Again, if the radio he is looking at is a modern radio, then it is almost certainly a "radio on a chip". If it is an older unit, say from the 60's or earlier 70's, then they would be mostly discrete components with coils...
by CeaSaR
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help a Fellow Out
Replies: 12
Views: 4183

Re: Help a Fellow Out

I've found a few that are very simple, but I won't share them unless I can get them to work. I have several commitments today, but am going to hit the breadboard again tonight. Hopefully what I have works and is doable for someone who is looking to mod an existing radio.
by CeaSaR
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help a Fellow Out
Replies: 12
Views: 4183

Re: Help a Fellow Out

Like they said, if it's an older radio with discrete oscillator circuits, then you have the option of modding it to a degree. If it is a "radio on a chip" design, then you are pretty much SOL. To the actual receiver, it needs to be FM and able to pick up the range of 162.400 to 162.550 MHz. You can ...
by CeaSaR
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help a Fellow Out
Replies: 12
Views: 4183

Re: Help a Fellow Out

And on the current sales front, Radio Shack still has a web presence that sells the weather radios. They aren't cheap, but they are guaranteed to work (at least for a little while, it is the vestige of Radio Shack, after all). https://www.radioshack.com/collections/ ... d-scanners
by CeaSaR
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: slippery screen
Replies: 7
Views: 2969

Re: slippery screen

You might want to check the settings for the screen sensitivity, etc. It might be set to something like "glove mode" or the "cursor setting" may be too small or too large. If all else fails, or the settings get too far out of whack, use the "set to default" button. I'd rather check these first inste...
by CeaSaR
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizens band (CB) Radio: Who still uses it?
Replies: 8
Views: 2529

Re: Citizens band (CB) Radio: Who still uses it?

It's been a good few years since I've used mine. Both units are sitting in the basement. Kind of hard to use a gutter mount antenna when you no longer have a gutter to mount it to.
by CeaSaR
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood, some of the best stuff for music
Replies: 2
Views: 2421

Wood, some of the best stuff for music

Everyone knows that wood is a pretty universal building material. It is used in just about every aspect of life from construction of buildings, forms for concrete, impression forms for sand casting metals, making furniture, handles for uncountable number of utensils, implements and tools. In the ele...
by CeaSaR
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: laser level offset measurement
Replies: 8
Views: 3118

Re: laser level offset measurement

What'd I miss about the phone wires?
by CeaSaR
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fading away
Replies: 25
Views: 6544

Re: fading away

I check in daily, often multiple times per day. Wish I had more to talk about, but work has been outrageous over the last year or more.

I've got a project on the back burner I might bring forward to hopefully garner some traction here.
by CeaSaR
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of some interest!
Replies: 6
Views: 3048

Re: Of some interest!

Using the FR4 dust reminds me of using wood dust / leavings with wood glue to make filler. Ends up being a lot stronger / durable than just the glue itself, as you said, having the extra substrate to hold onto. The big aesthetic plus is that it looks more like the original substance than just "glue"...
by CeaSaR
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voice-operated winch
Replies: 9
Views: 3242

Re: Voice-operated winch

Winch, with an "I"...
Wrench, with an "R"....
Just not a single "E"...
by CeaSaR
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Voice-operated winch
Replies: 9
Views: 3242

Re: Voice-operated winch

Or...
Some Reed switches in place of the momentary units, mounted near the knee area. Then strap some magnets to your knees as actuators. Maybe left knee up and right knee down.

Or not. :D
by CeaSaR
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy to Use Home MP3 Player for Older Person
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Re: Easy to Use Home MP3 Player for Older Person

Have you thought about any of these answers? Have you talked to your mother to see what she wants? I have my own questions about the CD player. 1. What is it not doing or not doing correctly or as it used to? 2. Where are you located? I don't need pinpoint, just generality is fine. Might be able to ...
by CeaSaR
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Easy to Use Home MP3 Player for Older Person
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Re: Easy to Use Home MP3 Player for Older Person

Only reason I suggested what I did was because of the state of the internet at the target residence. If you can get a larger phone or even a lower end tablet, you can use either the headphone out or get a Bluetooth dongle to connect to the original stereo via an auxiliary input. Either rip and store...