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Maybe an appliance control knob could work?  Stove/washer/drier

I've worked the other way putting pedal/electronics knobs on the stove, room light rheostat.

Open Discussion / Re: Hookup wires, where to get it?
« on: October 23, 2021, 03:23:55 PM »
I'm a fan of PTFE/Teflon insulated and bought hundreds of feet of stranded from here years ago, haven't run out. They have solid core as well.

Haven't tried these but they look interesting;

Anyone one from here based in the UK and using 0.24mm? Having a hard time finding it!
And the mail has been and gone without my missing parts...Joy!
Postie came back having realised she had a package for me!!!!

0.24mm  would be extremely tiny in terms of what we use, that would be ~31awg size, the bigger the number the smaller the wire.
22awg is 0.644mm, 24awg is 0.5mm, so anything in that range would be ideal, solid core if you must have 90 degree bends that hold their shape, the more forgiving, stranded with zip ties if a more fluid/organic set up is fine. PTFE/Teflon insulated is a bonus for either solid core or stranded.

And if going with the 90 degree bends get yourself a pair of conical tipped needle nose pliers, wide range of radii and not going to knick weaken the wire when you bend it. Bought mine at a craft store selling jewellery making supplies.


Open Discussion / Re: Just Saying -- the soapbox thread
« on: September 29, 2021, 10:00:33 AM »
Sampling of fifty savory non-dessert pies from all over Europe, filled with vegetables or meat or fish or poultry or cheese or eggs or  various combinations... Pot pie apparently was a Roman Empire dish served at banquets.

Europe & beyond.

General Questions / Re: Any Advice on What to Look for in a Magnifying Lamp?
« on: September 24, 2021, 09:27:35 AM »
I started with a gooseneck magnifying glass with a built-in light. Worked pretty well, although I have to hold my head at the right place and the right angle, and you have to work around it with the soldering iron and solder.

I was later gifted a head mounted magnifying set with built-in light. Much easier to work with, although the extra weight takes a little bit to get used to. You can do whatever you want with your iron and hands.

This, had one, the magnifying lamp is just a pain to use, always in the way, always needing to be adjusted, moved, my shops well lit and i use a headband binocular magnifier that pivots up out of the way when i don't need it, easy to use even with glasses and always there wherever you turn your head to look. 

This is the one i've been using for many years, lots out there to choose from.


Global Annoucements / Re: Shipping updates, parts issues, upcoming releases
« on: September 14, 2021, 09:51:12 AM »
Hope you get some answers soon Brian, the waiting, the not knowing is the worst situation to be in.

Two brain surgeries down and get checked out yearly, the MRI's are pretty cool.

Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: September 03, 2021, 10:09:34 AM »
Music to garden by... my wife brings home a wide ranging never ending supply of comp cd's always loaded with surprises. My itunes library consists of dozens and dozens of these comps that then get randomly dumped onto a shuffle so never have any idea what's on the shuffle and mostly no idea who it is i'm listening to. A couple of random samples that popped up the other day.

Elaha Soloor and Kefaya - Afghan singer fronting London based band.

Japanese psych, Acid Mothers Temple. The Levitation youtube channel is loaded with fun stuff.

... and  bonus track from Levitation - Fuzz

Never enough time in a day. Twenty minutes for coals to develop, nine minutes to grill, ~five minutes to rest. Last couple times we've done smoked pork ribs it's been salt and pepper on the meat for the smoking then basted with melted butter  for serving. For tonight's grilled pork chop again just salt and pepper but dressed up butter for the finish, garlic, sage and Arbol chilies cooked in the butter while the chop grilled.

Have a good weekend.dave

Open Discussion / Re: R. G. Keen - MIA?
« on: August 21, 2021, 09:20:53 AM »
R.G. is a member here but not active for a few years, you could try messaging him through here or diysb.

Open Discussion / Re: R. G. Keen - MIA?
« on: August 20, 2021, 07:07:25 PM »
Pretty sure i saw a very recent post by him at like Jimi said, the diystompbox forum.

Open Discussion / Re: Anyone else get the Covid Vaccine?
« on: August 18, 2021, 06:30:47 PM »
It's blowing up here again in Houston.


I was in downtown yesterday and it was a ghost town. Kind of a weird feeling.

I now find it way more uncomfortable being out walking with people all around then i ever felt when we were a ghost town, i really enjoyed the lack of humanity and traffic.

Open Discussion / Re: Anyone else get the Covid Vaccine?
« on: August 17, 2021, 10:05:35 AM »
Here, itís spiking and everyone decided itís not a thing anymore. If you ignore it, it doesnít exist, right?

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Now if it were head lice or some other visible creepy crawler it'd be a thing and protocols would be put in place. Can't see it therefore it's a hoax...

General Questions / Re: How Do I Enlarge Just The Pads In Eagle
« on: August 10, 2021, 10:07:19 AM »
Not familiar with Eagle but, with another PCB software i use, i drop a single pad somewhere on the art, highlight it and every other pad/component i want to have with the same size pad, i then change the size of that single pad i dropped in and every other pad that is also highlighted changes to the new size. If you have a component with different shaped pads square/round they will all become the one shape.

No idea whether something similar would work with Eagle.

Open Discussion / Re: what are you guys listening to at the moment?
« on: July 31, 2021, 12:12:35 PM »

This is the kind of cover I like -- it's the kind that Mr Cash did. Take it, and put your own spin on it.

Country roads take me home
To the place I belong
West Jamaica, my ol' momma
Take me home country roads

That's great Alan, you'd never guess it's roots if you didn't know. Peter Tosh does a very cool cover of another US music icon's song.

And just because it's Toot's and almost a year since his passing...


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