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if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« on: January 16, 2008, 02:59:35 AM »
yes i am going to do...IT WAS ADMINS IDEA GET HIM!! lol jk...there are about 6 steel manufacturing companies within a kn of me....and my friends dad is closing a factory and theyre throwing out all the comps and phones should i get some?
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 06:03:15 AM »
sure ,

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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 03:48:47 PM »
yea but most of em are working so...i might get like two for screwing around with...i would only rip something apart if i got frustrated with it or if it was broken...or i can just find a game i know i cant beat then get frustrated and start hitting it :D


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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 03:59:19 PM »
yes i am going to do...IT WAS ADMINS IDEA GET HER!!

her? Admin is male :D

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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 04:02:42 PM »
omfg...i thought admin was a girl... :o holy crap im sorry admin  :-[
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 04:21:17 PM »
lol
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 04:31:09 PM »
but from most of the videos  :-[
oh well sorry admin :(


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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008, 08:14:05 PM »
yep. all those videos make admin look like a girl. especially this one

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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008, 08:18:40 PM »
omg i am so sorry admin...
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2008, 10:12:35 PM »
better hope he doesn't read this  ;)

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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2008, 10:25:06 PM »
he prob has  :-[
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2008, 11:25:24 PM »
someone's getting the ban hammer
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2008, 12:37:17 AM »
:O are you serious..?
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2008, 12:37:54 AM »
if you keep on posting so much probably
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2008, 12:39:10 AM »
naa i stopped doing that..
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2008, 04:19:52 PM »
Hey smash!  Nice going with the "HER" thing LOL!  But hey, to get back to the orginal question looking for printers and gaming controllers is what I would look for.  Printers have nice motor drivers and stepping motors as well as gears and usable parts.  Another thing is electronic toys, great for hacking!!!!  Just keep in mind that dumster diving is a great idea as long as the ladies don't find out ;D ;D ;D

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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2008, 05:12:10 PM »
Printers have nice motor drivers

Motor drivers as in DC motor drivers or stepper motor drivers ?

( I have two broken printers downstairs    ;D  HOORAY!!!  )
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2008, 05:32:04 PM »
airman- depends. why dont you take it apart and see what motors it has  ;D
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2008, 05:55:01 PM »
I took an epson printer apart just 2 days ago. It had 2 identical stepper motors that i salvaged and i also kept the power converter inside.
I didnt bother with the electronic components because theyre not really that expensive and the whole process of de soldering is annoying and also trying to resolder something with a very short leg length is also not the easiest thing in the world.
I plan on making my own stepper motor driver with mcu - mosfets. Although I probably wont use them for a while, they are going to be too big for anything i do in the near future.
I also kept a ir receiver/detector that i found inside of it, I presume it is to detect wether paper has been fed or not but will work well for an encoder reader.
I also kept the gears but i'll probably never use them since gear kits are usually a lot easier to work with

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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2008, 06:04:07 PM »
yea well my friends dads companies name is "wilkinson printers" :D they've got a huge freakin pile of broken printers...his dad goes with a TRUCK every week fills it up and dumps it. im gonna ask him for a laser printer.


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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #20 on: January 20, 2008, 05:49:08 PM »
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« Reply #21 on: January 20, 2008, 07:54:38 PM »
the look on your face would of been priceless :D lol.
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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2008, 06:59:46 PM »
okay, who sent an assassin bot to shut smash up?

airman00, your the main suspect  ;D

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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2008, 07:02:07 PM »
okay, who sent an assassin bot to shut smash up?

airman00, your the main suspect  ;D


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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2008, 03:42:11 AM »
I went dumpster diving and found two Computer towers. Is there anything useful in them? ???

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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2008, 05:42:40 AM »
I went dumpster diving and found two Computer towers. Is there anything useful in them? ???


search the forum for the answer , i've answered it before
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« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2008, 03:45:08 PM »
I went dumpster diving and found two Computer towers. Is there anything useful in them? ???

i dont know. is there anything inside? or it just the case?
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« Reply #27 on: February 27, 2008, 12:26:01 AM »
both towers where intact to everything inside. The cases are basically useful for my chassis but anything else useful? I also found the rest of the computer. :D
nothing looked useful on the keyboard or on the screen though. :(

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Re: if i go dumpster diving what should i look for?
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2008, 08:09:14 AM »
if they work you could use them for programming your robot  ;D.
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« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2008, 01:14:01 PM »
thnx that helped alot.  ;D

 


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