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werto165

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About werto165

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    Oily Jackson

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    Male
  • Location
    UK
  • Interests
    PC's, PC games, 3D modelling and rendering, C#. 3D Printing, VR, Design, Engineering.
  • Biography
    Mechanical Engineering at newcastle university.
  • Occupation
    Student

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  • CPU
    Intel 3570
  • Motherboard
    Asus P8 Z77-V LX
  • RAM
    Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB 1600 MHz
  • GPU
    Nvidia Windforce 3 970
  • Case
    Fractal design define R4
  • Storage
    1TB WD Caviar Black & 240GB Hyper X 3k SSD
  • PSU
    Corsair TX 650W
  • Display(s)
    Ye old generic display
  • Cooling
    Titan cooler( it's terrible)
  • Keyboard
    Ducky Shine 4
  • Mouse
    G500
  • Sound
    Custom One Pros
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. werto165

    best value 3D printer?

    Ender 3 is apparently a good one. I have an anet a8 but I would not recommend that at all hahaaaaaaaaaa
  2. werto165

    DIY Webcam

    it might be quite hard with all the flex connectors that phone cameras usually have. I think you could use an old android phone for a webcam through an app but I don't think that's what you wanted to do is it?
  3. werto165

    Upgraded Laptop Battery

    I know that quite a lot of laptop batteries are based off 18650 cells do you think it would be possible to buy a new laptop battery and swap the old cells for newer larger capacity cells? I've been looking and the IC for the battery management system (charge controller?) anyway reprogramming it needs kit that costs about £100 whereas a new battery is only about £20 so I thought that would be a better route. Would it be possible to place more cells in parallel to get greater capacity and perhaps 3D print a new enclosure for the improved battery? I know that spot welding is probably required but my university has that capability so I would be fine in that regard https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/18650-3-7V-4000mAh-BRC-Rechargeable-Li-ion-Battery-Lithium-Cells-UK-Seller/263876035192 18650 cells https://www.amazon.co.uk/Replacement-Pavilion-800049-001-800010-421-HSTNN-DB6T/dp/B07DQKXD5G/ref=sr_1_7?crid=1MIWEEQ1DRLVY&keywords=hp+pavilion+battery&qid=1562852302&s=computers&sprefix=hp+pavilion+b%2Ccomputers%2C157&sr=1-7 battery I'm thinking of taking apart
  4. werto165

    Remote Controled FX

    XBee is pretty easy to use, just look up that with an arduino, then make it access a sound file on an SD card
  5. werto165

    an "always open" when near lock.

    could you do something like this: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/KeyboardWrite using an arduino and some code>?
  6. Nah whilst you're here are static pressure fans needed for a rad? just trying to make this as cheap as possible noise is not an issue either really.
  7. It doesn't need to be sub zero in that sense, the ambient temperature is below 0C at -10C minimum, I assume you just need a water gylcol mix so that the water doesnt freeze is that correct?
  8. Hi all, I'm working with a motor controller for my uni masters project and I was wondering if it's possible to just PC water cooling parts for cooling this motor controller the requirements are as followed: https://www.overclockers.co.uk/magicool-dcp450-12v-dc-small-form-factor-pump-and-reservoir-wc-025-ma.html this does 450l/h therefore it does 7.5l/m therefore meeting that requirement. I wasn't too sure about the radiator would you just go for a triple rad to ensure that it's cooled adequately? https://www.overclockers.co.uk/mayhems-uv-white-tubing-3-8-1-2-13-10mm-tubing-1m-wc-11a-mh.html For coolant what would you guys recommend? I need it to operate to -10C Also what fittings would you recommend? Thanks
  9. Has anyone had experience with 200+V battery packs made from 18650 cells? I need to construct one for a project and I was wondering if anyone has any pointers if so could they DM me? Thanks.
  10. I want to be able to drive a bipolar stepper with a l2393d I also want to use the stepper library build into the arduino IDE(I think) However I don't want the function to be blocking so I want to be able to interface with the arduino whilst steps are occuring. I was just looking into the stepper.cpp files and I am a little confused with the follow syntax: void Stepper::setSpeed(long whatSpeed) { this->step_delay = 60L * 1000L * 1000L / this->number_of_steps / whatSpeed; } to drive the stepper motor there needs to be a certain stepper delay (as far as I know) so I was just wondering if someone could explain the this-> syntax to me as I am not familiar with it. if (this->pin_count == 4) { switch (thisStep) { case 0: // 1010 digitalWrite(motor_pin_1, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor_pin_2, LOW); digitalWrite(motor_pin_3, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor_pin_4, LOW); break; case 1: // 0110 digitalWrite(motor_pin_1, LOW); digitalWrite(motor_pin_2, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor_pin_3, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor_pin_4, LOW); break; case 2: //0101 digitalWrite(motor_pin_1, LOW); digitalWrite(motor_pin_2, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor_pin_3, LOW); digitalWrite(motor_pin_4, HIGH); break; case 3: //1001 digitalWrite(motor_pin_1, HIGH); digitalWrite(motor_pin_2, LOW); digitalWrite(motor_pin_3, LOW); digitalWrite(motor_pin_4, HIGH); break; } } this is the sequence to make the stepper motor "step" so I what also I'd like to know if you do a delay say every 20ms would that produce a similar control? in the header file it references this too: unsigned long step_delay; // delay between steps, in ms, based on speed Thanks
  11. I have an engineering project at university that facilities the use of CAN for some of my control systems I was just wondering if anyone on here has any experience with it and could direct me to a site to perhaps learn it.
  12. I just have a question regarding xbee and whether it works with three arduinos, one that will be in direct communication most of the time which will be Tx/Rx and then another one which will be used intermittently but it should have priority over the "arduino 1". So two "remote controls" with one master arduino. i.e two xbees talking to the same one which will be fitted on a mega.
  13. https://www.adafruit.com/product/2078 I've been looking into this for a project for a remote control system, I need the system to be water resistant so I was wondering how easy it is to desolder a micro usb connector from a board similar to this so that I can route the connector to where I need it in the internals of the box that will house the electronics. I was thinking of 3D printing a grommet and then spraying it with I addition I want to replace the power switch button to something more substantial like this: https://docs-emea.rs-online.com/webdocs/1587/0900766b81587626.pdf
  14. get the xbox play anywhere title I'm pretty sure that comes with a code you redeem on the microsoft store.
  15. stepping on a graphics card made of grapes definitely can let out a little wine.
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