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Old 11-12-2015, 03:46 PM   #23861
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lol we posted the same post, with the same pic even, what are the chances?

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I lost track of who posted the Alltrax DCP motor controller which electric Jesus hates.

But I'm sure you'll make the same mistake.
I was thinking about an Alltrax AXE72xx series controller and a Motenergy MEsomethingsomethingsomething PMDC brushless, but now you are making me doubt

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Not enough power.
Maybe not for you, I just need to get to work.

Looks like the ME series is brushed DC? I need to find my notes. I know I budgeted brushless...

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Kill all dead laptop batteries.

I've brought at least a dozen dead cells up from below a volt, and they appear to be working still. I'm using a vaporizer to test them, because the money in smokes I'll save will buy many motor controllers...

What batteries are you planning on using?
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Looks like the ME series is brushed DC? I need to find my notes. I know I budgeted brushless...
Motenergy sells both brushed and brushless motors as the "ME" series.

The easy way to tell them apart is by the number of "large" terminals (stud with nut.) A brushed motor will have two, a brushless motor will have three.
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Old 11-13-2015, 02:07 AM   #23869
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Anyone in here an expert or know more than me about thermal compound, specifically thermal compound that enhances electrical conductivity?
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specifically thermal compound that enhances electrical conductivity?
It's called solder.

In all seriousness, there's no such thing as thermal paste that enhances electrical conductivity. Some decrease electrical conductivity less than others, and most (all?) prevent corrosion (which helps prevent decreases in electrical conductivity), but apart from mercury, there's no way you're going to enhance the electrical conductivity between two objects by putting between them any substance which is a liquid at room temperature.

The best you can do here is to find one with a high solids content of some metal that's conductive. Silver or copper would be good choices. But even greases specifically designed to be conductive still have a high resistivity. It's intended to drain static building from conveyor belts through their bearings, not pass large amounts of current at low voltages.

http://www.nyelubricants.com/stuff/c...g_overview.pdf

http://www.mgchemicals.com/downloads/tds/tds-846.pdf
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It's called solder.

In all seriousness, there's no such thing as thermal paste that enhances electrical conductivity. Some decrease electrical conductivity less than others, and most (all?) prevent corrosion (which helps prevent decreases in electrical conductivity), but apart from mercury, there's no way you're going to enhance the electrical conductivity between two objects by putting between them any substance which is a liquid at room temperature.

The best you can do here is to find one with a high solids content of some metal that's conductive. Silver or copper would be good choices. But even greases specifically designed to be conductive still have a high resistivity. It's intended to drain static building from conveyor belts through their bearings, not pass large amounts of current at low voltages.

http://www.nyelubricants.com/stuff/c...g_overview.pdf

http://www.mgchemicals.com/downloads/tds/tds-846.pdf
Maybe I've been taken for a ride, paying way to much for this:
http://www.gdrectifiers.co.uk/upload...data_sheet.pdf

Which would have been my question, is there somewhere I can get this, or something similar in Merica' for cheaper?

Specific use would be between SCRs & diodes(non magnetic steel) and copper bussing(which is also the water jacket).

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Why do different mammal species have different numbers of nipples?

Primates have two, cats have eight, Virginia possums have thirteen...

It's the only major anatomical metric I can think of which varies so radically from one species to the next.

Two eyes, two lungs, two kidneys, two nostrils, one heart, one brains, one *****... But ****-all if there's anything even remotely approaching a nipple-standard.
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Why do different mammal species have different numbers of nipples?

Primates have two, cats have eight, Virginia possums have thirteen...

It's the only major anatomical metric I can think of which varies so radically from one species to the next.

Two eyes, two lungs, two kidneys, two nostrils, one heart, one brains, one *****... But ****-all if there's anything even remotely approaching a nipple-standard.
Some humans have more than 2.

As for why -- likely it's evolutionarily linked to the usual number of offspring. Litters of kittens are usually around 5 or 6, possums larger than that (at least, according to wikipedia), and humans are usually one child per birth (although the invention of IVF is raising the average by a bit). So median number of offspring born at once plus a couple extra?

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This has turned out to be a pretty good knife.

I was extremely surprised by how dull it was when I took it out of the package. Worse than my old, wood-handled serrated knife from Stainless, China. I picked up one of those $10 "drag your knife through these two ceramic rods positioned at a precise angle a few times" tools, and that made a world of difference. It now glides through zucchini, squash and onions like the German army through Poland. Massive improvement. Will be curious to see how often I have to repeat this process. Soft =/= hard.




It's not amazing. I mean, I figured that my first proper knife-purchase would be an "OMG, this has completely changed the way I cook" moment, and it wasn't. Expectations, I guess. But it's made cooking more pleasurable, and that counts for something. I can now start to practice those "look at how rapidly I chop this thing" tricks that showoff pro chefs do on TV.

It works. And it works well.



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This has turned out to be a pretty good knife.

I was extremely surprised by how dull it was when I took it out of the package. Worse than my old, wood-handled serrated knife from Stainless, China. I picked up one of those $10 "drag your knife through these two ceramic rods positioned at a precise angle a few times" tools, and that made a world of difference. It now glides through zucchini, squash and onions like the German army through Poland. Massive improvement. Will be curious to see how often I have to repeat this process. Soft =/= hard.
Glad it has worked out after sharpening. You might not have a knife steel since most people only have them because they come as part of a knife block, but typically you should only need to actually sharpen (eg: remove material) the knife very occasionally, and just steeling the edge (eg: aligning it to remove bent or flattened spots) is enough to keep it nice and sharp most of the time. So if you have a steel, use it. Or you can strop the edge (drag the blade spine first at an angle along a leather or cardboard surface) instead, but that's not quite as convenient.

It's interesting that the handle shape has been changed. Yours does not look like my Victorinox knives or the Amazon pics.

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It's not amazing. I mean, I figured that my first proper knife-purchase would be an "OMG, this has completely changed the way I cook" moment, and it wasn't. Expectations, I guess. But it's made cooking more pleasurable, and that counts for something. I can now start to practice those "look at how rapidly I chop this thing" tricks that showoff pro chefs do on TV.

It works. And it works well.
Yup, I put kitchen knives in the same category as hand tools. Decent quality and ergonomics are good, but it's not going to revolutionize how you do what you do. The benefits are incremental, so it's just a matter of finding the sweet spot of cost vs. quality.

We have a full Victorinox knife block plus a
Spyderco santoku Spyderco santoku
, so we're pretty much set, but I have been thinking about picking up a cheap Chinese carbon steel cleaver.

http://wokshop.stores.yahoo.net/carsteelclea.html
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Joe, definitely get a steel and google proper use. It is the difference between turning a ripe tomato into 1/8" slices and tomato sauce. Any decent knife after steel should be able to cut a tomato by dragging its own weight over the surface of the tomato skin.

Somewhere there's a good basic knife care video by (I think) Alton Brown. I couldn't readily find it though. Bad Google-Fu tonight.
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I just realized something.

The word "vader," in Dutch, means "father."
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Second:

I have just created the best from-scratch pizza sauce in the history of mankind.

I'm totally serious. It opens with a cloying sweetness, delivers gobs of savory tomato-and-onion to the tongue, and leaves a red-pepper kick which lingers on the palate for... well, I have no idea. It's still lingering.

I will never, EVER buy pizza sauce in a jar again. In fact, I'm going to take the jar which I still have in the closet and throw it into the east river tomorrow.




SAUTEE ALL THE THINGS!





(Yes, I cheated and used tomatoes-in-a-can. Baby steps.)
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