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by Gary
Sun Jul 14, 2002 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Requesting deletion of eccentric flywheel garbage
Replies: 27
Views: 12085

Re: Requesting deletion of eccentric flywheel garbage

Come ON!<p>Can't we all just get along?<p>Let's cut the juvenile "cutting" contest. This is not a place to question someone's family responsibilities or gender preferances. Leave that to the schoolyard, fundamentalist church or KKK rally.<p>Oh, I'll catch hell for that...<p>The guy has a right to qu...
by Gary
Thu Jun 06, 2002 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GPS Devices To Track Cars
Replies: 8
Views: 3435

Re: GPS Devices To Track Cars

It depends what you mean when you use the term "missing".<p>Do you want to know where he is in case he really IS missing? Or do you need to know where he's BEEN? Like at who's house or what bar etc.<p>If he travels fairly long distances a data logger might be the most practical way of finding out wh...
by Gary
Tue Jun 04, 2002 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eccentric Fly wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 4360

Re: Eccentric Fly wheel

Granted, using a 5-gallon bucket seems rather low-class, especially as this is a somewhat dubious project.<p>I saw an ad for a book called "105 uses for a 5-gallon bucket", or something to that effect. This is certainly an unusual application for a plastic drywall bucket. ;-)<p>The COOLEST applicati...
by Gary
Tue Jun 04, 2002 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazing Idea
Replies: 14
Views: 4975

Re: Amazing Idea

Yeah. No redeeming value in doing smoking either meaning of the word IMHO. The term "smoking" having further special meanings of course.<p>Pardon me, I have to spend a penny.
by Gary
Sat May 25, 2002 12:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazing Idea
Replies: 14
Views: 4975

Re: Amazing Idea

In american english, flog just means to hit repeatedly.<p>Heard a rumor today, that in english english, "keep your pecker up" means to keep a good attitude and your head held high. In america, of course, it means something else.<p>Is this true?
by Gary
Sat May 25, 2002 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: gold
Replies: 2
Views: 1451

Re: gold

Nobody's talking and the price of gold is going up!
by Gary
Sat May 25, 2002 12:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eccentric Fly wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 4360

Re: Eccentric Fly wheel

You're making me blush.<p>Some ideas: Think of an unbalanced load in a washing machine. With most of the clothes on one side of the drum it wobbles and the whole machine vibrates. See if you can find an old pager or get a junk one from a repair shop or electronics store if you can. Try taking it apa...
by Gary
Wed May 22, 2002 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Fireworks
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

Re: Electronic Fireworks

Wow!<p>Laser illuminated confetti baloons and spark discharge cannons!<p>[ May 22, 2002: Message edited by: Gary ]</p>
by Gary
Wed May 22, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eccentric Fly wheel
Replies: 14
Views: 4360

Re: Eccentric Fly wheel

I thought the Puritains died out!<p>Let's keep to the mechanical and electrical stuff if we can. An eccentric flywheel is just a flywheel mounted "off-center".<p>The size and weight of the weight affects the amount of motion. Years ago I got a little motor at of all places, an army surplus store. It...
by Gary
Sun May 05, 2002 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hearing Aids
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: Hearing Aids

Saw an ad in Family Handyman I think it was, for a mail-order hearing aid from a no-name company. $19.95 and it fit inside the ear. Looked like it might be worth the risk even if the company isn't legit.<p>Am having high frequency hearing loss myself. Difficulty hearing high tones, some birds, small...
by Gary
Sun May 05, 2002 4:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CGI on low voltages
Replies: 8
Views: 3104

Re: CGI on low voltages

If skin resistance is low enough, even low voltage is supposed to be potentially deadly to people. Am not sure of the exact voltage required to "do the job", the destructive thing to living things is amperage, not voltage. Salty or hard water can be a very good conductor. Electrical current is proba...
by Gary
Sun May 05, 2002 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a...
Replies: 21
Views: 8965

Re: Building a...

Code named the "Rock polishing machine"!?!<p>The web site is quite a trip. Although, this is not a wall wart type of application.<p>Apparently the Mars (my term) version is 22 pounds, is 115 volt AC, has a 6.3 amp fuse, and a 1/17 HP motor. Apparently the machine can be noisey at times. It apparentl...
by Gary
Sat May 04, 2002 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electronic Fireworks
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

Electronic Fireworks

Okay guys, July 4th coming up in two months. Time to think pyrotechnics in the air. So as not to set dry grass on fire, I'm wondering if some kind of solid state fireworks are possible. Maybe shot from a slingshot or air cannon, or my carbide tennis ball cannon.<p>Am thinking about very small things...
by Gary
Sat May 04, 2002 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building a...
Replies: 21
Views: 8965

Re: Building a...

Sorry, I'm not very sophisticated either, apparently.<p>Is this a Japanese word you are using?<p>If you are talking about some kind of V_br_t_r, all you need is a low voltage motor and an off-center flywheel.<p>Or are you talking about something used as a hardware lock, called a D_ngl_? Or something...
by Gary
Sat Apr 27, 2002 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Motor Scooters
Replies: 3
Views: 2070

Re: Motor Scooters

check inlinesports.com they have quite a few of the zappy units discounted now that ZAP is going through bankruptcy. See the message board on yahoo's stock watching service under the NASDAQ symbol ZAPPQ or ZAPP if you are interested in finding out what is happening with ZAP. Some of these scooters h...