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« on: February 24, 2019, 07:18:59 PM »
A work in progress.

First, the following video is required viewing.  If you watched television in the US in the mid 1980s, you would have seen a commercial for this product several times each day.


With that out of the way, I present this, which is still in its early growing stage:



I'm hoping there won't be any water damage, but I'm in completely uncharted territory here.   :P
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Re: Chia Pedal
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 07:19:33 PM »
Hahaha, that's the best thing I've seen in a while.
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 07:23:14 PM »
Hahaha, that's the best thing I've seen in a while.
You'll probably recognize the board:

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 07:54:44 PM »
Yeah, ok, you win the Internet today.  :o

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 09:22:48 PM »
Hahaha! This is amazing

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 09:54:39 PM »
F'n amazing. Speechless

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 10:09:56 PM »
I think I lack the cultural background to appreciate this...  :-X
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2019, 10:28:56 PM »
Hahahaha. You should’ve just built it into a chia pet.

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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 01:13:15 AM »
Too funny....!
Certainly got a lot of Fuzzzzzzz!
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2019, 06:43:59 AM »
Hahaha, that's the best thing I've seen in a while.
You'll probably recognize the board:

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I'm even more excited.  I never knew PCB design was a growth industry.
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2019, 08:29:57 AM »
With enough seed money this idea could really take root and make you some serious green. It’s going to be fun to see what other ideas sprout up. You definitely have a fertile imagination.

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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2019, 11:26:09 AM »
Yeah, ok, you win the Internet today.  :o
I must give you a bit of credit here.  You created a tiny spark of inspiration for this project that kept spinning around in my brain.

http://www.madbeanpedals.com/forum/index.php?topic=26825.msg262392#msg262392
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2019, 11:56:14 AM »
It's awesome!  Did you use 80s chia seeds for mojo?

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2019, 12:08:59 PM »
It's awesome!  Did you use 80s chia seeds for mojo?
For the first attempt, I actually did!   8)



My initial failure was a moisture issue entirely.  The seeds were still viable, as can be seen in the following pics:


The problem was that I stuck the seeds directly onto the painted enclosure.  The ones at the bottom edge (where water was plentiful) were the only ones that grew.

For this attempt, I used a cardboard substrate:


Sadly, I'm out of 80s mojo seeds, but I still have tons of "modern" seeds in case this doesn't work.
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2019, 12:39:51 PM »
Keeps getting better! ;D

Maybe next time you can just make the enclosure out of adobe?