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Old 04-09-2016, 03:48 PM   #31
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but if I'm going by bus I think I'm going to need AC. Oregonians wilt in those high humidity areas. We're delicate you know.

im all about A/C just for the challenge of building it!..

ive built quite a few old car projects in the past and while everyone else in ohio was ripoing out the A/C.. I was adding it in.. I even built a 10 second Drag car with a catch-can for the water so I could run the A/C while lining up to race

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Old 04-09-2016, 05:19 PM   #32
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Cadillac, are you developing the engine monitoring software yourself? I've seen ones for diesel engines that are expensive. be cool if you could develop the same thing for a fraction of the price.
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:53 PM   #33
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Cadillac, are you developing the engine monitoring software yourself? I've seen ones for diesel engines that are expensive. be cool if you could develop the same thing for a fraction of the price.
I am, because my engine is fully mechanical DT360.. there's no PCM to grab data from so I'll be adding my own sensors and writing the code...

the HVAC boards I developed for my home HVAC a few years ago will do most of what I need hardware-wise.. (they can monitor temperatures, pressures and dry contact) so I'll likely use that as the Data-board and the use a Raspberry Pi networked to the data board for the GUI.. I can write the GUI in QT for a nicer experience.. though a browser based solution would allow me to Post my results to a cloud server if I wanted to allow people to view real-time stats of my bus.. some of my friends have expressed interest in seeing where my bus goes and what it does so I may cloud-connect it... if I do I'll make the GUI a browser based AJAX solution..

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Old 04-09-2016, 07:42 PM   #34
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I'm more than halfway through the garage, and I've started working on decluttering the kitchen as well. (I'm allergic to dust and pollen, so I can't work on the garage for too many days in a row this time of year.) Today, I noticed these little copper canisters and kettles. Several years ago, I had been scouring flea markets and garage sales looking for a set of copper canisters. Months went by, and I had still had no luck. I remember telling my husband on one such trip, “Someday… maybe not today, but SOMEDAY… they will be there.” Of course, that was the day we found them. I remember being so happy with my little treasure! I knew exactly how Julie Andrews’ character, Maria, felt when she sang about “bright copper kettles” as some of her favorite things.

I have a confession to make. I was scared to actually use them. Well, maybe not “scared,” exactly, but I didn’t want to mess them up. For YEARS, they have sat empty on my counter top, slowly collecting dust and tarnish. So when I saw them today, I decided it was time to fix that. I polished them up with some salt and vinegar, and now they are so shiny and bright! I couldn't resist taking them out into the sunshine for a picture. I think this is what people mean when they talk about only keeping the things that bring you joy, so now I'm sharing a little joy with you!

Thanks for all of the encouragement! (And I love the side topic meanderings too!)
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Old 04-09-2016, 07:55 PM   #35
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I swear my mom had the SAME SET when I was growing up! not the teapots but the canisters.. and ours had little dents just like those.. and thats where we kept the flour and sugar and teabags and stuff for baking!! they definitely got used.. I would put flour and sugar and tea and stuff for baking in them!
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:02 PM   #36
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Haha, your mom has good taste! My mom had these classics when I was growing up, in dull orange and avacado green.
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:08 PM   #37
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ya I grew up with that Tupperware set in brown and yellow, many memories of baking
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:23 AM   #38
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Well, my canisters are bigger than your canisters.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:16 PM   #39
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I worked on de-cluttering our office today, since my hubby was home to help me. We have SO MANY video games and toys. We've already found several duplicates, like this...

and this...

and even this...
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...L._SL1500_.jpg

Shame on us! I also have tons of Cartoon Network swag, since I worked there for a few years. Some lucky people are going to find treasure at our garage sale!
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Old 04-11-2016, 06:56 AM   #40
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cool stuff!!

some of that stuff you may want to invest in a storage unit for.. if it has meaning for you...

my biggest nemesis is Christmas lights... I have sooo many christmas lights.. everything from old 1960s GE sets all the way up to Computer controllable sets where each light can be controlled individually up to 16 million colors...

the advantage i have is that im not trying to "tiny home".. but nevertheless this thread has really gotten me into a de-clutter mode.. all kinds of other stuff I have found in my basement that i am like "why??" along the lines of finding all kinds of travel books and guides about NYC, DC, etc.. yes paper books might still be fun on an old-school road trip.. but I really dont think most of the data for hotels in AAA is up to date from 1991!!!! .. oh and I found all kinds of computer disks.. lots of software.. when I read the label on one that said "runs on the NEW windows 95!!" I realized alot of this stuff has to go..

now granted I *AM* keeping my old original Atari 2600 set that I got as a kid.. 1981 i think? and the 100 games I have for it... believe it or not its an absolute hoot to hook it up at a party and actually be able to BEAT the young guys at video games

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