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  1. Thread: Hey There

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    Not that tough by world standards :) I have 2...

    Not that tough by world standards :) I have 2 great kids and the Mrs, and am trying to kick myself in the pants... Thanks for the words. IJ is renowned for reset issues, they sure hung a lot of stuff...
  2. Thread: Hey There

    by AskJacob
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    Hey There

    Hi There

    Trying this out again. Been knocked out with bad work, bad back and bad head. Work got fixed by being laid off, back is just stuffed and I am learning to live with it (not the end of the...
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    Yah, that is a goer too, baking paper is the poor...

    Yah, that is a goer too, baking paper is the poor man's no tool frosting effect :D


    Cheers
    Jacob
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    If the tubes show through, you can try taping...

    If the tubes show through, you can try taping some baking paper on the back of the perspex (inside the door) to diffuse the light.

    Don't laugh, it sounds silly but it should help hide the outline...
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    Usually a lighter, but also a hot air rework...

    Usually a lighter, but also a hot air rework station (best results) and a gas hot air tool.

    The problem with a lighter is it is hard to do without leaving telltale black soot on the wires :)
    ...
  6. Yes, that is all you need to do. You need a...

    Yes, that is all you need to do. You need a momentary switch (e.g. a push button) not one that stays "clicked in". It does not matter whixh way the wires go, unless your new switch has more than 2...
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    A good source of tape that you can't f#ck with I...

    A good source of tape that you can't f#ck with I used to use for signage on AV fitouts was double sided carpet fitting tape - and yes - you can buy this at bunnings. It is Nortons branded, looks...
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    Are you going to backlight it? If so look into...

    Are you going to backlight it? If so look into using a more opaque pespex like white/frost, so the light/colour will show up a lot more strongly and evenly distributed.

    As for what adhesive......
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    c'mon pics for those who aren't there - not of...

    c'mon pics for those who aren't there - not of the portaloo tho thanks
  10. well - i suppose those buggers would have stolen...

    well - i suppose those buggers would have stolen the software normally - so that's something. A million cents is better than a million nothings I guess...

    Cheers
    Jacob
  11. Nice one. glad it wasn't me :D Cheers Jacob

    Nice one. glad it wasn't me :D

    Cheers
    Jacob
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    OK, you have now gone to "11" on vector nut scale...

    OK, you have now gone to "11" on vector nut scale :)

    Love your passion on this stuff mate. My 1st response was "scan this thing" then I realised it must be a repro! wow!

    Great stuff...
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  13. Humble Indie Bundle 3 is out - 3rd time, always worth it

    Guys,

    Great buy, great cause, great value, can't say enough great things.

    http://www.humblebundle.com/

    I'm sure Elvis will chime in again

    Cheers
    Jacob
  14. That sounds in the ballpark for sure Woka - if...

    That sounds in the ballpark for sure Woka - if there is a chance you can ask for some pics and a firm price via PM/email I'll hook them up. Cheers mate :D

    If that is a no go, I'll follow through...
  15. Cocktail setup for Brisbane - help/ideas cheers!

    Guys,

    Some effort has paid off - it looks like the enthusiasm has worn off on the boss a bit who is based up in Brissie.

    He says he is keen to get a cocktail machine - but is not overly...
  16. Problem with banner links in trader area

    Hi Admin-type folks,

    I am trying to click through to sponsor websites via their banners in their forum areas, but doing so gives the error message:

    "Could not find phrase...
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    Take the offer! I only "fiddle" - definately an...

    Take the offer! I only "fiddle" - definately an amateur at best. I spent hours fiddling with a design, tweaking and refining. Was happy with the result. Sent it off to a fellow member here on AA who...
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    You bet! Good rule of thumb for pads is as big as...

    You bet! Good rule of thumb for pads is as big as you can make them as long as it does not make it too easy to bridge between them when soldering - the bigger the better when drilling by hand! Tiny...
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    the thin boards are ok for most digital stuff -...

    the thin boards are ok for most digital stuff - but yeah for the kind of pcbs you are making with heavy components I'd be only using them for prototype/testing too. If you have any scrap/offcuts you...
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    Looks good. Are you going to use the green trf...

    Looks good. Are you going to use the green trf too?

    Cheers
    Jacob
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    That mix is supposed to work well Mike - I never...

    That mix is supposed to work well Mike - I never have good access to large amounts of peroxide - especially 50% so I just stick with ferric as it lasts forever. Messy stuff though - stains...
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    Etch tip #1 I pinched this from the Art Etch...

    Etch tip #1

    I pinched this from the Art Etch crowd:

    If you use ferric chloride to etch, a dark sludge forms which prevents the etch from continuing - which is why you need to agititate, bubble...
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    Bingo ! :cool: Mike, each has it's pros and...

    Bingo ! :cool:

    Mike, each has it's pros and cons. Pre-sensitised stuff costs a bomb to those who don't know any better (like me) and I have had similar teething issues and success rates. I also...
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    No, it can't be wet at all. That will be a...

    No, it can't be wet at all. That will be a problem!

    Paper towels are your friend - the cheaper and nastier the better (they will be slightly abrasive). If you rub hard enough they will go black...
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    a: The temp controller is not a PID, it is a...

    a: The temp controller is not a PID, it is a bang/bang controller so has a bit of wide hysteresis - so the temp will waver about a bit. As long as it is 130 or above you'll be good to go... also...
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