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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    @Mom2Kat that's very sweet of you!
    But I'm not actually watering any animals, I just coopted a small pet bottle for my own nefarious, robotics related purposes. I needed a one way passive flow valve at a very small scale, and it's surprisingly hard to find an industrial option. At least a cheap one. Those lixit bottles look great, but sadly are far too big.

    Im bitching in here because as Chris says, the seal is very poor, but a decent check valve at that size is bloody hard to find. So I'm using liquid rubber to try to get a better stop. Hopefully it worked, I left it drying overnight. I'll go check today.

    If the liquid stuff doesn't work out, maybe try Sugru? It's moldable rubber that starts out with the consistency of putty, so you could probably mold up your own little seal with a bit more control over the final shape.

    I've also had success molding valves with 2-part silicon and a waxed-up 3D-printed negative, though that might not give you the detail you need at a size so small, and the results are pretty similar to what you would get with Sugru anyway I'd expect.

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    There are diaphragm check valves for 1/8th inch tubing, but they might be too long for your needs. Are you basically making a supply/tank for microfluidic robots?

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2017
    I fucking hate sugru

    Edit: I've got lots of options, I was just clarifying a little more to explain that I don't actually need to give any small animals water

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Understood. I shall back off and quit flooding the thread.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Understood. I shall back off and quit flooding the thread.

    No no, these are all good ideas. I just didn't want people to get bogged down in Solving This Problem because it's honestly super minor and my main impediment is gonna be cost.

  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Understood. I shall back off and quit flooding the thread.

    no, these are all good ideas. I just didn't want people to get bogged down in Solving This Problem because it's honestly super minor and my main impediment is gonna be cost.

    But Niiiiiiiic, solving problems is fun!

    Also, what's wrong with Sugru? Give me your Sugru-pinions.

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    The problem with the drippers leaking is that the stamped end of the cheap tube they use doesn't seal very well around the ball. If it was an injection-moulded piece of nylon instead it would have a much higher chance of sealing on the ball bearing. The problem is that making it out of nylon with a thick enough wall to give it enough strength to prevent breakage and still fit between the wires of the enclosure would be difficult, and might require a much more exotic material which would increase costs again.

    Delrin or vespel time. There a bunch of sites that do short run additive manufacturing, not sure of all the material choices, but making a CAD model of the straw/tube would be straight forward. Could also have a sealing profile at the tip that's a better match to the ball. Maybe use an actual ball bearing as well for its much tighter tolerances.

    I feel like I could make a small fortune just turning small parts on my lathe/mill for a reasonable cost.

  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    The problem with the drippers leaking is that the stamped end of the cheap tube they use doesn't seal very well around the ball. If it was an injection-moulded piece of nylon instead it would have a much higher chance of sealing on the ball bearing. The problem is that making it out of nylon with a thick enough wall to give it enough strength to prevent breakage and still fit between the wires of the enclosure would be difficult, and might require a much more exotic material which would increase costs again.

    Delrin or vespel time. There a bunch of sites that do short run additive manufacturing, not sure of all the material choices, but making a CAD model of the straw/tube would be straight forward. Could also have a sealing profile at the tip that's a better match to the ball. Maybe use an actual ball bearing as well for its much tighter tolerances.

    I feel like I could make a small fortune just turning small parts on my lathe/mill for a reasonable cost.

    Delrin is very machinable, so yeah, maybe! I'm tempted to get like a desktop CNC machine. It would be way more versatile than a 3d printer, but my impression is that good ones are less common and stuff that's out there that is less than $2k are primarily for engraving or wood. I don't need to cut titanium (though it would be super sweet) but I could do plenty with aluminum.

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  • JedocJedoc Bringing the past to life so we can beat it to death with a shovelRegistered User regular
    Things I did not snap at the grumpy old man who spent an hour and a half at my reference desk trying to download a comic book to a Kindle ereader and then to his phone when that didn't work:

    1. Your cellular data is not faster than our wifi. I'm sorry, it just isn't, and if you would connect to our damn wifi I would prove it to you.
    2. Your Kindle is never going to display comics panel by panel the way your phone does, because it does not support that format. It does not, never has done, and never will do. You have purchased the wrong product for your needs, and no amount of troubleshooting will fix that.
    3. Tapping the same button over and over again because your slow-ass cellular data is taking forever to load everything does nothing but reset the slow-ass loading process.
    4. Double-tapping resets the slow-ass loading process at best, and often means you tap the wrong button on the next page when it miraculously loads and everything goes to shit.
    5. If you follow my instructions, your problem will be solved. If you continue doing the same dumb shit you were doing over and over while saying "wait, I want to try something first," your problem will continue, and honestly you could have done that at home and left me out of it.
    6. Listen, I know it was like an hour and a half ago, but can we revisit the cellular data thing? Like, I want to explain all the problems with that statement so badly it makes my teeth itch, but I can't reliably convince you that you're still in the Overdrive app and not in the Kindle app, so I guess I'm just going to bottle that up until it turns into brain cancer.
    7. When a webpage tells you that your password is incorrect, the most likely explanation is that you typed in the wrong password. This is, in fact, practically the only explanation. I'm honestly not sure what you expect a librarian to do that will resolve this situation to your satisfaction.

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    The problem with the drippers leaking is that the stamped end of the cheap tube they use doesn't seal very well around the ball. If it was an injection-moulded piece of nylon instead it would have a much higher chance of sealing on the ball bearing. The problem is that making it out of nylon with a thick enough wall to give it enough strength to prevent breakage and still fit between the wires of the enclosure would be difficult, and might require a much more exotic material which would increase costs again.

    Delrin or vespel time. There a bunch of sites that do short run additive manufacturing, not sure of all the material choices, but making a CAD model of the straw/tube would be straight forward. Could also have a sealing profile at the tip that's a better match to the ball. Maybe use an actual ball bearing as well for its much tighter tolerances.

    I feel like I could make a small fortune just turning small parts on my lathe/mill for a reasonable cost.

    Delrin is very machinable, so yeah, maybe! I'm tempted to get like a desktop CNC machine. It would be way more versatile than a 3d printer, but my impression is that good ones are less common and stuff that's out there that is less than $2k are primarily for engraving or wood. I don't need to cut titanium (though it would be super sweet) but I could do plenty with aluminum.

    I worked with delrin and HDPE on a daily basis for a while, which was the reason I even said what I said.

    As far as CNC, you can build your own for far less. A raspberry pi can actually act as the controller, and most hardwired Dremel tools can act as the spindle, if you cut slow (especially on delrin).

    Cello
  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Cello wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Understood. I shall back off and quit flooding the thread.

    no, these are all good ideas. I just didn't want people to get bogged down in Solving This Problem because it's honestly super minor and my main impediment is gonna be cost.

    But Niiiiiiiic, solving problems is fun!

    Also, what's wrong with Sugru? Give me your Sugru-pinions.

    not as flexible as it claims, and garbage to remove if you need to get rid of it.

  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Well it finally happened, I was in a car accident today while transporting passengers while out rideshare driving. We were on the 405 heading north and traffic came to a sudden stop. I stopped with room between my car and the car ahead of me, and the guy behind me in a big ol' Lincoln Navigator also managed to stop just in time. There were two motorcycles behind him that weren't able to stop and hit the Lincoln at a pretty high rate of speed, hard enough to shove the Lincoln into the back of my car.

    I and my passengers were fine and my car just had some scuffs and a little dent, but one of the guys on the motorcycles was really badly injured. Like, unresponsive and in convulsions. It was really messed up and I still can't quite process it.

  • webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    jgeis wrote: »
    Well it finally happened, I was in a car accident today while transporting passengers while out rideshare driving. We were on the 405 heading north and traffic came to a sudden stop. I stopped with room between my car and the car ahead of me, and the guy behind me in a big ol' Lincoln Navigator also managed to stop just in time. There were two motorcycles behind him that weren't able to stop and hit the Lincoln at a pretty high rate of speed, hard enough to shove the Lincoln into the back of my car.

    I and my passengers were fine and my car just had some scuffs and a little dent, but one of the guys on the motorcycles was really badly injured. Like, unresponsive and in convulsions. It was really messed up and I still can't quite process it.

    :bro:

    Thats fucked dude, but I'm glad you and your passengers are ok. Give yourself sometime later just to decompress and come down from the adrenaline and shock. Were the motorcyclists wearing helmets at least?

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    jgeis wrote: »
    Well it finally happened, I was in a car accident today while transporting passengers while out rideshare driving. We were on the 405 heading north and traffic came to a sudden stop. I stopped with room between my car and the car ahead of me, and the guy behind me in a big ol' Lincoln Navigator also managed to stop just in time. There were two motorcycles behind him that weren't able to stop and hit the Lincoln at a pretty high rate of speed, hard enough to shove the Lincoln into the back of my car.

    I and my passengers were fine and my car just had some scuffs and a little dent, but one of the guys on the motorcycles was really badly injured. Like, unresponsive and in convulsions. It was really messed up and I still can't quite process it.

    :bro:

    Thats fucked dude, but I'm glad you and your passengers are ok. Give yourself sometime later just to decompress and come down from the adrenaline and shock. Were the motorcyclists wearing helmets at least?

    Yeah, they did have helmets on thankfully, I'm pretty sure the one guy would have just been dead on impact without one.

    They were part of a larger group of riders that took off after the accident. One of the cops that responded said that they had gotten a call just prior to my 911 call about a group of motorcycles driving recklessly on the 405. I hate the toxic parts of biker culture so much, I see groups of riders doing stupid shit all the time and it's just a matter of time until something like this happens.

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    jgeis wrote: »
    Well it finally happened, I was in a car accident today while transporting passengers while out rideshare driving. We were on the 405 heading north and traffic came to a sudden stop. I stopped with room between my car and the car ahead of me, and the guy behind me in a big ol' Lincoln Navigator also managed to stop just in time. There were two motorcycles behind him that weren't able to stop and hit the Lincoln at a pretty high rate of speed, hard enough to shove the Lincoln into the back of my car.

    I and my passengers were fine and my car just had some scuffs and a little dent, but one of the guys on the motorcycles was really badly injured. Like, unresponsive and in convulsions. It was really messed up and I still can't quite process it.

    :bro:

    Thats fucked dude, but I'm glad you and your passengers are ok. Give yourself sometime later just to decompress and come down from the adrenaline and shock. Were the motorcyclists wearing helmets at least?

    Yeah, they did have helmets on thankfully, I'm pretty sure the one guy would have just been dead on impact without one.

    They were part of a larger group of riders that took off after the accident. One of the cops that responded said that they had gotten a call just prior to my 911 call about a group of motorcycles driving recklessly on the 405. I hate the toxic parts of biker culture so much, I see groups of riders doing stupid shit all the time and it's just a matter of time until something like this happens.

    Dang, glad you and your passengers are safe.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    These people sending me to work with a mere two hours of sleep

    Glad it's my Friday

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Understood. I shall back off and quit flooding the thread.

    no, these are all good ideas. I just didn't want people to get bogged down in Solving This Problem because it's honestly super minor and my main impediment is gonna be cost.

    But Niiiiiiiic, solving problems is fun!

    Also, what's wrong with Sugru? Give me your Sugru-pinions.

    Solving problems is the best.

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  • BlazeFireBlazeFire Registered User regular
    A motorcycle hitting a Navigator hard enough to move the navigator is moving very fast. That guy must be in really rough shape.

    Good to hear you are okay at least!

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    Jeeze, two of their guys nearly died and the rest of the guys just took off? I never thought of biker gangs as great people, but I thought they were at least better than that.

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  • Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Scooter wrote: »
    Jeeze, two of their guys nearly died and the rest of the guys just took off? I never thought of biker gangs as great people, but I thought they were at least better than that.

    Ha ha ha, no.

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  • BrainleechBrainleech 機知に富んだコメントはここにあります Registered User regular
    These people sending me to work with a mere two hours of sleep

    Glad it's my Friday

    When I worked at the casino long ago I would get off work at times at 9am and be called back to do another 8 hours because someone called out form filling the machines full of coins {I liked that more than dumping/counting as I could sit on my ass and wait till 30 piled up before I did a run}
    But really that was a every other week thing
    If I knew then how bad it was going to be out of the Corps I would have begged to go back even in the beat up used condition I was in at that time.

  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    I overslept

    Mom oversleep

    3 racking up $250+ in overage charges

    But he got humble pie once he realized he had left the moving van key in the van, and the door unlocked

  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Last day of my holiday, currently sat waiting for my 6 hour shuttle drive home. I used Uber to get here, the first time I've ever used it, and when it asked me to rate the driver I accidentally hit 3 stars instead of 5 and now I feel so mean.

  • BucketmanBucketman Call me SkraggRegistered User regular
    I know this is the work thread, but I need to talk about Grad school.

    I was getting really frustrated with my professor for my Networking class because the homework had all sorts of stuff that wasn't in the book or in the power points. I emailed her about this the other day and never got a response. I also was frustrated because it took a week and a half for her to get stuff on our homework portal thing (its blackboard if anyone knows what that is) and I also noticed I was losing points for "in class participation"

    I finally figured it out. I signed up for Networking-OL (online), and my registars form and my class schedule say I am in Networking-OL, but somehow my professor added me to Networking-AF2F (face to face) and as far as shes concerned I've missed every class so far....

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  • KadithKadith Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    Wow, your grad school needs to get its shit together.

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Last day of my holiday, currently sat waiting for my 6 hour shuttle drive home. I used Uber to get here, the first time I've ever used it, and when it asked me to rate the driver I accidentally hit 3 stars instead of 5 and now I feel so mean.

    You can actually update the rating through the ride receipt email they should have sent you.

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  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    Shit, i'm dozing off.

    I'll bite my fingers to stay awake with pain! I'm almost back to the office

    *OMNOM NOM NO-* Azula having her own adventure after Aang's victory and Zuko's

    FUCK I'M APPROACHING A TURN!

    BITCHSLAP!
    BITCHSLAP!

    My commute back to the office.

    Anyway, as I'm signing out, discussion issues with my team lead, I start getting random phone calls from a small child. I believe one of my African relatives' progeny got a hand on their smart phone and started dialing me.

  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    edited September 2017
    BlazeFire wrote: »
    A motorcycle hitting a Navigator hard enough to move the navigator is moving very fast. That guy must be in really rough shape.

    Good to hear you are okay at least!

    It was a really bad hit. I think the second guy just put his bike down when he realized that it was going to be bad and that's why he walked away with significantly less serious injuries. Here's a photo of the bikes and part of the back of the Navigator from the scene (no injured humans in this picture, no gore or anything):
    cqg6wl88hgtw.jpg

    Also those three motorcycles that stopped were not part of the original group that were involved in the accident, they came up on the scene and tried to offer help. A lot of people did end up stopping to help, while I was on the phone with 911 a couple of off-duty paramedics stopped and began first aid, and then a doctor that was just travelling by stopped and helped as well, tons of people stopped to help create a barrier with their cars and divert traffic until police showed up to do it properly.

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  • Brovid HasselsmofBrovid Hasselsmof [Growling historic on the fury road] Registered User regular
    Eish.

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  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    I overslept

    Mom oversleep

    3 racking up $250+ in overage charges

    But he got humble pie once he realized he had left the moving van key in the van, and the door unlocked

    Dude, I would seriously put the parental controls on for your brother's line. I did that when I ill-advisedly put my cousin on my plan, and the additional five bucks a month Verizon charged me was still way cheaper than dealing with her overages.

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    The problem with the drippers leaking is that the stamped end of the cheap tube they use doesn't seal very well around the ball. If it was an injection-moulded piece of nylon instead it would have a much higher chance of sealing on the ball bearing. The problem is that making it out of nylon with a thick enough wall to give it enough strength to prevent breakage and still fit between the wires of the enclosure would be difficult, and might require a much more exotic material which would increase costs again.

    Delrin or vespel time. There a bunch of sites that do short run additive manufacturing, not sure of all the material choices, but making a CAD model of the straw/tube would be straight forward. Could also have a sealing profile at the tip that's a better match to the ball. Maybe use an actual ball bearing as well for its much tighter tolerances.

    I feel like I could make a small fortune just turning small parts on my lathe/mill for a reasonable cost.

    Delrin is very machinable, so yeah, maybe! I'm tempted to get like a desktop CNC machine. It would be way more versatile than a 3d printer, but my impression is that good ones are less common and stuff that's out there that is less than $2k are primarily for engraving or wood. I don't need to cut titanium (though it would be super sweet) but I could do plenty with aluminum.

    I worked with delrin and HDPE on a daily basis for a while, which was the reason I even said what I said.

    As far as CNC, you can build your own for far less. A raspberry pi can actually act as the controller, and most hardwired Dremel tools can act as the spindle, if you cut slow (especially on delrin).

    what kind of tooling do I need to build the CNC? Right now I don't have a workbench. I have various hand saws and a Dremel, but not having a real workbench kind of fucks me. I could rent space at a local maker space but their rates are kind of ridiculous, though they do have a lot of equipment. Maybe I could shop around.

    Also, I have three raspberry pi 3s and various micro controllers, as well as assorted electronic components. I seem to like to collect them and then not have time to do much else with them. Little bit of an odd habit, I suppose. Got ideas, then I run out of time or make other commitments.

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  • DynagripDynagrip destroy everything you touch Registered User, ClubPA regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    BlazeFire wrote: »
    A motorcycle hitting a Navigator hard enough to move the navigator is moving very fast. That guy must be in really rough shape.

    Good to hear you are okay at least!

    It was a really bad hit. I think the second guy just put his bike down when he realized that it was going to be bad and that's why he walked away with significantly less serious injuries. Here's a photo of the bikes and part of the back of the Navigator from the scene (no injured humans in this picture, no gore or anything):
    cqg6wl88hgtw.jpg

    Also those three motorcycles that stopped were not part of the original group that were involved in the accident, they came up on the scene and tried to offer help. A lot of people did end up stopping to help, while I was on the phone with 911 a couple of off-duty paramedics stopped and began first aid, and then a doctor that was just travelling by stopped and helped as well, tons of people stopped to help create a barrier with their cars and divert traffic until police showed up to do it properly.


    damn, that bike got fucked up. Hope the biker makes it through with minimal brain damage.

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  • Anon the FelonAnon the Felon In bat country.Registered User regular
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    Dynagrip wrote: »
    The problem with the drippers leaking is that the stamped end of the cheap tube they use doesn't seal very well around the ball. If it was an injection-moulded piece of nylon instead it would have a much higher chance of sealing on the ball bearing. The problem is that making it out of nylon with a thick enough wall to give it enough strength to prevent breakage and still fit between the wires of the enclosure would be difficult, and might require a much more exotic material which would increase costs again.

    Delrin or vespel time. There a bunch of sites that do short run additive manufacturing, not sure of all the material choices, but making a CAD model of the straw/tube would be straight forward. Could also have a sealing profile at the tip that's a better match to the ball. Maybe use an actual ball bearing as well for its much tighter tolerances.

    I feel like I could make a small fortune just turning small parts on my lathe/mill for a reasonable cost.

    Delrin is very machinable, so yeah, maybe! I'm tempted to get like a desktop CNC machine. It would be way more versatile than a 3d printer, but my impression is that good ones are less common and stuff that's out there that is less than $2k are primarily for engraving or wood. I don't need to cut titanium (though it would be super sweet) but I could do plenty with aluminum.

    I worked with delrin and HDPE on a daily basis for a while, which was the reason I even said what I said.

    As far as CNC, you can build your own for far less. A raspberry pi can actually act as the controller, and most hardwired Dremel tools can act as the spindle, if you cut slow (especially on delrin).

    what kind of tooling do I need to build the CNC? Right now I don't have a workbench. I have various hand saws and a Dremel, but not having a real workbench kind of fucks me. I could rent space at a local maker space but their rates are kind of ridiculous, though they do have a lot of equipment. Maybe I could shop around.

    Also, I have three raspberry pi 3s and various micro controllers, as well as assorted electronic components. I seem to like to collect them and then not have time to do much else with them. Little bit of an odd habit, I suppose. Got ideas, then I run out of time or make other commitments.

    Not much, a drill (press), band/jig saw (skil/sliding chop saw might work if it's all you have), and an impact driver. Depending on the scale your could throw one together for $200, or $2000.

    Remember, you can get just about any tool for a song at pawn shops. I picked up a solid 80's Craftsman bench top drill press that just needed a new belt for $30

    It really comes down to what kind of lead screws you need, steppers or servos, and how fancy you get with the motor control board. You can build the bed from MDF, HDPE, or aluminum (MDF being the cheapest and easiest). The frame can just be OSB or ply.

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  • DrZiplockDrZiplock Registered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    BlazeFire wrote: »
    A motorcycle hitting a Navigator hard enough to move the navigator is moving very fast. That guy must be in really rough shape.

    Good to hear you are okay at least!

    It was a really bad hit. I think the second guy just put his bike down when he realized that it was going to be bad and that's why he walked away with significantly less serious injuries. Here's a photo of the bikes and part of the back of the Navigator from the scene (no injured humans in this picture, no gore or anything):
    cqg6wl88hgtw.jpg

    Also those three motorcycles that stopped were not part of the original group that were involved in the accident, they came up on the scene and tried to offer help. A lot of people did end up stopping to help, while I was on the phone with 911 a couple of off-duty paramedics stopped and began first aid, and then a doctor that was just travelling by stopped and helped as well, tons of people stopped to help create a barrier with their cars and divert traffic until police showed up to do it properly.

    Uh. Where on the 405 did this go down? You said it was yesterday right?

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  • jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    DrZiplock wrote: »
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    A motorcycle hitting a Navigator hard enough to move the navigator is moving very fast. That guy must be in really rough shape.

    Good to hear you are okay at least!

    It was a really bad hit. I think the second guy just put his bike down when he realized that it was going to be bad and that's why he walked away with significantly less serious injuries. Here's a photo of the bikes and part of the back of the Navigator from the scene (no injured humans in this picture, no gore or anything):
    cqg6wl88hgtw.jpg

    Also those three motorcycles that stopped were not part of the original group that were involved in the accident, they came up on the scene and tried to offer help. A lot of people did end up stopping to help, while I was on the phone with 911 a couple of off-duty paramedics stopped and began first aid, and then a doctor that was just travelling by stopped and helped as well, tons of people stopped to help create a barrier with their cars and divert traffic until police showed up to do it properly.

    Uh. Where on the 405 did this go down? You said it was yesterday right?

    It was right between the Howard Hughes Parkway and Sepulveda Blvd exits on the 405 northbound, right next to the Promenade at Howard Hughes.

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    Sounds very cool and it's a shame I missed out. But to make up for it, apparently in 2 weeks I get to be involved with darting a blind elephant so it can have surgery to regain its sight. Which I am pretty excited about!

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    Hey, a coworker had some plans fall through today so she's working the rest of my shift!

    Sometimes good things happen!

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