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    12-05-2018, 08:53 PM
    automation replied to a thread Used equipment in Equipment
    We don't "throw out" anything -- except plastic as you can't find a firm to process it in the quantities it is "generated" (disposed of). Clothing...
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    12-05-2018, 03:08 PM
    automation replied to a thread Used equipment in Equipment
    Dunno if there are any "rules" that apply -- besides common sense (and decency!). The non-profit I work with sanitizes all equipment before giving...
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    12-05-2018, 11:59 AM
    automation replied to a thread Used equipment in Equipment
    If such a law (as opposed to "best practices") exists, it doesn't appear to be federal/nationwide. A non-profit with which I'm affiliated regularly...
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    12-02-2018, 04:42 PM
    Of course, the two are not interdependent; if you want to "make prints", do so directly from the slides. The advantages of digitizing are: halt...
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    11-27-2018, 11:40 PM
    automation replied to a thread power chair batteries in Equipment
    Be sure they are fully charged before storing. Assuming you will have them installed in your chair, you might want to take them out for a test ride...
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    11-26-2018, 10:43 PM
    Exactly. "Anyone" can learn how to do brain surgery. Why aren't there more brain surgeons? :) People learn best when they are exposed to...
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    11-25-2018, 02:45 PM
    Unfortunately, not everyone has the dexterity, skillset and motivation to do so. I've been accused of doing too much "by myself" -- instead of...
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    11-25-2018, 01:20 AM
    I assume this is a USB microphone? I.e., the connector that plugs into the computer looks like the connector on your keyboard or mouse: ("old...
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    11-23-2018, 03:54 PM
    The hardware and software interfaces exist. The bigger problem (IMO) is coming up with a USER interface that: makes sense is reasonably...
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    11-23-2018, 04:45 AM
    How extensive of a rebuild are you suggesting? It's one thing to replace brushes. Another thing, entirely, to rebuild the gearbox or replace the...
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    11-22-2018, 05:06 PM
    Unfortunately, the same can be said of almost all "professions"... :banghead: OTOH, most "customers" are clueless as well.
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    11-18-2018, 08:47 PM
    automation replied to a thread power chair batteries in Equipment
    How do they define a "typical 12V led acid charger"? I've got perhaps a dozen DIFFERENT ones... :-/
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    11-18-2018, 05:16 PM
    automation replied to a thread power chair batteries in Equipment
    You'd need to plan for a different charger, as well!
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    11-18-2018, 05:15 PM
    automation replied to a thread power chair batteries in Equipment
    Ideally, you want to check on the battery POSTS to eliminate the effects of cable, connector and connection resistance (as magnified by any load...
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    11-18-2018, 03:23 AM
    Chrome is your browser. What you probably want is to change/reset your HOME PAGE (where chrome takes you each time you start it up): ...
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    11-11-2018, 06:12 PM
    Makes sense. I had (misread!) thought the final result was printed plastic (note that you can also 3D print other materials -- for a price!). ...
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    11-10-2018, 09:06 PM
    Why was a 3D printer required? It looks like a couple of pieces of sheet metal could do the trick (?) How durable is the resulting product?
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