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by knavekid
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: 2008 Team CM924
Replies: 9
Views: 3136

Re: 2008 Team CM924

Great looking cars. I hope they perform as good as they look!!

I don't think tinypic has built-in resizing capability. Your best bet is to resize to 800x600 using an image editor before uploading.
by knavekid
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:21 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Handicap drag racing
Replies: 7
Views: 1021

Re: Handicap drag racing

Handicap racing typically is used to take the equipment out of the equation, leaving the driver ability and consistency as the competition. If a racer exceeds his target elapsed time, he "breaks out" and loses the heat. This prevents racers from "holding back" during qualification to get a better ha...
by knavekid
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Safe ways to remove crimp marks on axle shaft ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2911

Re: Safe ways to remove crimp marks on axle shaft ?

We used a small triangular shaped file that only cuts on one surface and does not cut on the edges. I softly filed a few strokes on the ridges and then ran my thumbnail down the shaft to check progress. Eventually the ridges were gone without fear of taking significant material off of the shaft. Thi...
by knavekid
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Guiding hand needed for GPRM compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 3143

Re: Guiding hand needed for GPRM compatibility

That is a great deal!!

I agree that the pre-configured systems on the market are all Vista these days. It is almost as hard to find a new notebook computer with a standard serial port on it.
by knavekid
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Guiding hand needed for GPRM compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 3143

Re: Guiding hand needed for GPRM compatibility

You will find that almost all of the notebook computers sold at Dell Small Business are available with XP as a no cost option. Many businesses are not willing to make the jump to Vista. My sister just ordered a Dell Vostro 1000 last night for under $500 shipped. It has an Athlon 64 X2 (TK-55) CPU, 1...
by knavekid
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Construction
Topic: Melting Lead
Replies: 14
Views: 2326

Re: Melting Lead

Once you know how much weight you need to add, you can take the density of the lead and subtract the density of the wood to get an approximation of how much weight will be added by replacing wood with lead. Start by determining the density of your wood. It is best to weigh the block before you start...
by knavekid
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 16
Views: 85951

Re: How to post a photo

Here are step by step instructions to get a photo on your computer to display in your forum message: First, you must find a place to host your image. I recommend: http://www.tinypic.com Tinypic provides free anonymous image hosting: At the main page, simply click on the "Browse" button and locate th...
by knavekid
Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Posting Photos in Topic
Replies: 3
Views: 1935

Re: Posting Photos in Topic

If you look at the first "Sticky" post in this catagory, "How to post a photo", you will find some information on how to post a photo. First, you must find a place to host your image. I recommend: http://www.tinypic.com This site provides free anonymous image hosting. At the main page, simply click ...
by knavekid
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:02 pm
Forum: General Off Topic
Topic: So, what does your username mean?
Replies: 73
Views: 31397

Re: So, what does your username mean?

No scouting or PWD story here. Straight out of college as a green engineer, my first supervisor often referred to me as, "Naive Dave", mispronouncing naive to rhyme with Dave. Several years later, while trying to come up with a unique username, I replaced naive with knave to be knavedave . Unfortuna...
by knavekid
Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Car & Semi-Truck Photos
Topic: Vintage car
Replies: 9
Views: 4110

Re: Vintage car

This looks very much like the kits I used in 1966 and 1967. Of course, I filled in the big notch in the top in order to have a more streamlined car. I didn't think to reverse the direction of the car for optimum weight placement. Below is a repost of an old scanned photo taken when the cars were new...
by knavekid
Sat Feb 09, 2008 10:35 pm
Forum: Tracks
Topic:
Replies: -1
Views:

Re: Stop section hitting the front wheel on a Rail rider

We have a new Freedom track and the stop section worked very well. It attaches to the end of the track and we didn't have a single problem with it during our PWD. The cars stopped cleanly and none made it to the end of the stop section.
by knavekid
Thu Feb 07, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: General Car/Truck Racer Topics
Topic: My time, your time... What's in a time?
Replies: 2
Views: 2001

Re: My time, your time... What is in a time?

While most of the timer manufacturers specify the resolution of their timers, I could not find a specification on timer accuracy. I looked at Newbold, Microwizard, and New Directions. I saw resolutions specified as fine as 10 microseconds. However, a 100 microsecond resolution doesn't mean that the ...
by knavekid
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:34 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: How to post a photo
Replies: 16
Views: 85951

Re: How to post a photo

An easy place to host photos is www.tinypic.com . It is free and anonymous so you don't have to sign up to use it. Simply upload your file and the next page provides you with a URL to link to the photo. As described on the main page: "TinyPicâ„¢ is a photo and video sharing service that lets you easil...
by knavekid
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Recover Data File GPRM
Replies: 2
Views: 2078

Re: Recover Data File GPRM

I have used a utility called Recover4all which can recover such files. The key to success is not writing over the data that has been deleted. The best way to do this is to remove the hard drive from the computer and connect it to a different computer as a slave drive. This way, you can avoid inadver...
by knavekid
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Homemade Timer - Debounce
Replies: 2
Views: 2897

Re: Homemade Timer - Debounce

Since only the first transition of the microswitch is required to start the elapsed time counter, the subsequent contact bounces may be ignored by the software. If the start is indicated by switching from a closed to open position, there may not be any bounce to worry about. The photodiodes should n...