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Old 12-19-2012, 07:49 AM   #1201
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I just bought my Magnets! Thanks Anthony Lopez for the Tutorial and Link to the Magnets!


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Old 12-24-2012, 01:49 PM   #1202
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I got my magnets at Harbor Freight. They had a package about 10 rare-earth button magnets for something like $2 or something. Anyway, I just stacked them evenly in two stacks on the washer. Works great. If you have a Harbor Freight close to you, they also have other things you might need for a project like this.


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Old 12-30-2012, 01:02 AM   #1203
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I tried searching to no avail - what kind of epoxy do you guys use to glue the washer to the fan? Do you also glue the magnet to the washer?

And the fan I yanked from an old tower does not seem to have a lot of oomph - it spins fine and the potentiometer does make it spin faster and slower, but it can be stopped really easy by hand, is this normal? Never really messed with a computer fan before so this may be totally normal!!
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:30 AM   #1204
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Not so much diy but it was free and can be used to boil the starter.
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Old 12-30-2012, 03:41 AM   #1205
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I tried searching to no avail - what kind of epoxy do you guys use to glue the washer to the fan? Do you also glue the magnet to the washer?
i used loctite epoxy plastic. i glued 2 small rare earth magnets to the fan. the epoxy i have sets in 5 min. set it all up in an empty cigar box.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:04 AM   #1206
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I used gel super glue
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:21 PM   #1207
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I recently rewired my Strat with a toneshaper, so I have 2 x 250 kΩ and 1 x 500 kΩ pots

can they be used for this build?
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:03 AM   #1208
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my DIY stir plate is complete and ready to be used next week! just picked up my stir bar and flask from LHBS...Great tutorial/instructions, thanks! I used a old cigar box and all I had to buy was the rocker switch, tone knob, potentiometer, quick disconnects and some screws & washer, I had the rest laying around. In total I spent about $17.00!!!
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I have 4 wires coming out of the fan, white red black blue. I am assuming Red is live, blue is sensor, white is PWM, black is ground?

Going to get find a project box here at lunch yay!
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I'm not sure if I messed something up or if this is normal, but on my build the rheostat gets very hot very quickly once I flip the switch. My power supply is 12 VDC 1.5A and I'm going through the lighted rocker switch (RS #275-023 which is rated at 12 VDC/ 20 A.) The fan turns and the rheostat adjusts the speed okay, but I'm concerned about this heat build up. Any feedback is appreciated!


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