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Community Corner – August 1, 2014: The Featured Projects from this Week


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Steven Daglish shared his cool AVR Swim Watch Project in the Community this week! Check out his blogpost here!

I’ve now created version 2.0 of my swim watch.

More details can be found on my blog entry below, but tomorrow I hope to take it for a test-drive in the my local pool.(read more)


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Thanks to Bobby for sending in his great jukebox project! We shared it this week for #MusicMonday. Check out the tutorial on Instructables.

The volume control knob on many jukeboxes is located in the most inconvenient place possible. It is done purposely to discourage drunken bar patrons from blasting their music resulting in annoyance of their fellow barflys. The standard location for the volume control knob is in the middle of the back of of the jukebox against the wall. To change the volume of a jukebox an intoxicated listener must pull the jukebox away from the wall, grope around for the knob, twist it, then move the jukebox back to its original position, without anybody noticing this activity. Most jukeboxes have an optional remote control on a long wire for the bartender to control the volume. Some models have a rheostat that mounted in a little box with a momentary switch.(read more)


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