What is Diy project: Definition and 25 Discussions

DIY Network is an American multinational basic cable network owned by Discovery, Inc. and launched in 1999, The network is a spin-off of HGTV; while it originally focused on instructional programming related to "do it yourself" activities, DIY Network has since focused on personality-based, documentary-style reality series related to home repair and renovation.

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    Electrical DIY Particle Accelerator (with magnetic ball)

    Hi, currently I am working on a particle accelerator. In the project, basically, by the magnetic force generated by the coil, the magnetic ball is accelerated in a circular path. I first thought that giving current all the time to the coil wouldn't cause problems. However, as it turned out if...
  2. DaveC426913

    I Made a Thing! (AKA where did the 'DIY projects' thread go?)

    Anyway, I made a thing! A Christmas present to myself. When we moved here in June, this was just a janky roof on two janky posts hanging off the shed-proper. Now it's a whole 'nother room - lighted, heated, weather-proofed, air-circulated, child-proofed and usable all year round, and all my...
  3. Sciencemaster

    Misc. DIY Experiment of Special Relativistic Effects?

    I'd like to perform an experiment that will build intuition for Special Relativity in the real world. While I do believe that it occurs in the real world, I'd like to be able to prove it for myself, and I feel that such an experiment would help others on this forum as well. Is there an...
  4. V

    Misc. Warming Barrels of Honey With Light

    Hi physics lovers, I'm a beekeeper and I need all the brain power I can get on this problem. If anyone can offer some guidance or opinions, I'm all ears. I'm not a STEM guy. I've taken a few semesters worth of college STEM stuff (chem, physics, calculus, comp sci, does bio count? lol) but I'm...
  5. engnrshyckh

    Object detector using ultrasonic sensor with 555 timer

    See the attached figure. I used 220uF with buzzer and also tried 10uF capacitor but buzzer isn't loud enough. I don't have any 3.3pf capacitor. I used 1.1 pF instead. I also tried changing the resistance of potentiometer but still buzzer isn't sound loud enough.
  6. Cheatcode

    Lawn/Garden How can I optimize my DIY humidifier to improve its longevity and efficiency?

    I am making my own humidifier, the store bought heat based humidifiers seem to all die very fast from how hard the water is where I live. I am pumping air from an aquarium air pump (A) into a sealed gallon of water (B) through an airstone (C) so that bubbles (D) rise through water and hydrated...
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    Audio/Video How Can I Create a Touch Sensitive Volume Knob for My Audio Card?

    Hi, I am trying to think how to make a DYI volume knob to control variable actions on my audio card. But I don’t want one with buttons to toggle the actions.. instead I want to make one with a touch sensitive lcd screen and make the scroll knob (a físicas one) around the screen bc I want to use...
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    Suggestions for a hobby DIY project?

    I'm actually an electronic engineer, but never really worked in the field, due to lack of opportunities in my home country. Instead I worked as computer programmer, and I had lots of satisfaction and accomplishment in that field. Meanwhile I remember that 40 years ago, in my teens, I used to...
  9. S

    Electrical DIY project about electromagnets

    Hi there and thanks to anyone who responds. I am creating a DIY project that is getting a little complicated for my knowledge. Specifically, I need to have three electromagnets hooked up to a sequencer or a timer of some sort that supplies equal power to one electromagnet at a time, then...
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    Misc. Optimizing Thermal Management for Wooden Computer Cases: A Fan-Based Solution?

    I am working on a project; a computer case made out of wood, most likely oak. I was wondering if two fans (one bringing air in, on taking air out) would be enough to keep the system at a stable temperature. I wasnt sure because i know most cases are made of thin metal which conducts and...
  11. S

    Auto/Motor Need help choosing the necessary motor for my first ever DIY project

    Hello, I have decided that no matter how many times I ask, people will always leave my bedroom door open. Therefore, I have decided to try my hand at a DYI project to create an automatic door closer. I'm aware these already exist but I'm also doing this because I've always been interested in...
  12. NTL2009

    Electronics Using photos for project front panel labels/artwork

    There are many web sites and videos about various methods for producing one-off labels/graphics for our DIY project front panels. Most of the ideas I've seen involve printing on a laser or ink-jet, and transferring this (laser), or applying it (ink-jet) to the front panel with adhesive or...
  13. Evanish

    Misc. DIY - Replacing my bicycle tire with recycled plastic

    So the rubber on one of my bicycle tires has worn out to the point it needs to be replaced, and I was thinking I'd prefer a solid tire this time. Rather then buying one like a normal person I was thinking if I could make my own out of recycled plastic. Here is the plan as it currently...
  14. J

    Misc. Custom building a CNC mill for aluminum

    So as a quick background I've made a 3-d printer (I know a monkey could assemble one of those DIY prusas) and want to step up my game a little bit. I came to the realization that some people have made/sold DIY milling kits, but most of them are for plastics or wood. I would like to make a...
  15. pioneerboy

    Wind Flow Experiments: DIY Tutorials and Ideas

    I'd like to experimentally simulate air flow turbulences around obstacles. Building the obstacles in one thing, but providing a well characterised flow (and mix it with something visible like smoke...) is something else. In general, I think the whole idea is easier to acomplish compared to fluid...
  16. pioneerboy

    Electronics Building an Alarm Clock with Basic C Programming Skills

    I'd like to build my own reliable alarm clock, but I don't have any knowledge in electronics and no fancy equipment, only some humble C programming experience. What do I need and what do I need to know to build one myself. Thanks very much.
  17. Brendan Staley

    Creating an electromagnetic board for levitation

    I am wondering if it is at all possible to create a magnetic board which is capable of repelling magnets. I am looking up magnetic levitation and would like to make a DIY version at home. Any tips/tricks to make this. Thanks in advance!
  18. pompom15

    Make a Eddy Current to Hover - A DIY Project

    Homework Statement There is 4 neodynium magnets. It is 0.7 inch magnet. A 15,000 RPM motor. It does not hover. I am trying to make a eddy current to make it hover1. The attempt at a solution Getting a copper plate, having a better magnet.
  19. Shadow-Shocker

    Electrical Build DIY Mini Water Pump: Solve Problems Now

    I am building a mini water pump out of a 3L plastic container, a 6V mini motor, 12 inch straws, a cut up CD for a cover (in the pic it is what is between the fan and straw), and bits of a soda can to make up a fan for the motor. Problem is when I tested the product, not enough water/air is...
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    Chemical/Paint Can You Make DIY Windshield Washer Fluid with 2-Butoxyethanol?

    I've been thinking of making DIY Windshield washer fluid. I was planning to source some 2-Butoxyethanol and mix it in with a 1% dilution with distilled or demineralised water (whichever I can get my hands on). Do you think that should make a good summer windshield washing fluid or am I missing...
  21. S

    MOTOR Help: Choosing the Right Motor for DIY Project

    MOTOR Help! Hello Everyone, Please help regarding my DIY project. I want to make a Camera Glider/Slider which has to slide my 2-3 KG camera Horizontally, Inclined-ly as well as Vertically (Straight Upto 2 Meter High) using a Motor and a Belt. Here is the picture my project...
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    Optical Can I Use One Resistor for Multiple LEDs in a Parallel Circuit?

    Hope I got the right section. First time poster! Hello all! I'm pretty much a Noob so forgive any ignorance. I'm running 31 Orange (2.2v) (24 ma) LED's on a parallel circuit. My power supply is 12v from the DVD power supply of a Xbox 360. I bought a 10 watt 15Ω clay type resistor per a...
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    Electrical DIY Project: Wi-fi Screen Sharing (Need help)

    So I have a project that I'm contemplating undertaking. What I basically want is: A lot of the times I'm lying down on my bed and watching a show or something. Except I would rather my face be facing the ceiling than one of the walls, if that makes sense. So I'm trying to make a small device...
  24. D

    Wind Turbine DIY Project for School - Steel Plate vs Non Magnetic Plate

    i don't know if i am in right part of forum. i want to build some sort of wind turbine for a school project. all the diy project are 6 or 9 coils with 8 or 12 magnets. the coils are on non magnetic board and the magnets on steel plate. why on steel, the steel plate increase the total...
  25. wolram

    Creating a Home DIY Project: Ideas & Inspiration

    If you had the time and money what would you want to build for home project?