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  • Is it possible to make your desktop backround update every once and a while from a camera feed?

    I live away from home now.... i have a camera setup so i can see my farm is it possible to make my desktop backround a snapshot of this that updates peroidicly ?

    1 AnswerSoftware7 years ago
  • reverse relays? anyone know whare i can find them if there is any?

    So basicly im trying to automate my wind turbines atleast in turning them on and off i to shut them down i need to disconnect them from the grid ties and short the turbine is there and relay that works in reverse so when its powered its off and when its not its on?

    2 AnswersGreen Living7 years ago
  • Rectifier not working properly?

    So i attached a 3 phase rectifier to a wind turbine i just installed and i have it attached properly atleast according to the diagram and i get a weird output when the turbine goes slow it puts out ac and vibrates then as it speeds up the ac voltage drops and dc voltage increases but its still being held back i have no idea why its doing this anyone have any ideas? i checked the connections and 1 of the phases looked a bit loose so i reconnected it better but it still does the same thing idk what to do

    2 AnswersEngineering7 years ago
  • Wireless usb anyone know whare i can get it?

    So im trying to setup a systems of computer controlled relays so i can controll my wind turbines remotely and the main controller needs a usb input but will be 100 feet approx from any pc is there somthing i can get that is like wireless usb or somthing to controll the controller without having to run a 100ft cable

    1 AnswerAdd-ons7 years ago
  • How to boost ac voltage?

    I have an air x wind generator and the internal controller died so i converted it to an ac turbine and put a rectifier in the building then it goes to grid tie but im having an issue. It puts out a low voltage spinning at the speed it used to charge batteries it gets 6 volts high amps and spinning at the speed whare it used to output 25 amps and charge the batterys i get about 11 volts high current ...way to low for a grid tie what can i do to double or boost this voltage? either on the ac or dc end whatever works ...somthing i can do/build myself? anyone have any ideas?

    1 AnswerGreen Living7 years ago
  • Air X suddenly stopped working help?

    So about 3 years ago i bought an air x wind generator and installed it. Its worked perfect until 3 days ago when i was walking by and it just locked up and i was like well this is odd ..theres no short its not to windy and they battery is not full...so i turned it off and back on and the status light did not come on so i was like oh crap .... so i tested it a few times and when the wires are connected to the battery theres a small spark as there always has been but no led flash and it won't unlock it just draws a startup power but dosent startup. whats also odd is the turbine isent in lock mode like usual whare it barley moves it just won't go any faster than about 3 times that fast nomatter the wind speed. any ideas? oh and before somone asks the system and wireing is fine whatevers wrong is whats inside the turbine so..any ideas anyone?

    2 AnswersGreen Living7 years ago
  • crazy tesla coil issue help?

    so im building a solid state and i have the coil part done so like torrid secondary primary ect.... so i tested it useing the system my smaller coil uses expecting it to work a little ...so i tuned it and the weirdest thing happend 2 foot long sparks started breaking out half way of the secondary and nothing from the top but if i take the torrid off nothing happen in the center at all somone explain why this is? and also does anyone know how to calculate the frequency of the secondary and torrid together i only know how to calculate the coil alone ..anyone? thats about it ..please help

    2 AnswersEngineering7 years ago
  • optical out as optical in?

    ok so my pc has optical out my xbox has optical out and my tv box has optical out.....what things have optical in? i thought for sure the pc one was in...but it wasent and is there a way to make it optical in

    2 AnswersDesktops7 years ago
  • How does one stop being hungry?

    im a teenager and yes teens usually like to eat alot but i don't wanna be a fat person and im already 214 pounds it dosent matter how much i eat i can feel like im gunna puke but still feel starving what is wrong with me what do i do?

    5 AnswersDiet & Fitness7 years ago
  • Weird memory issue? anyone have any ideas?

    i have no idea whata going on with my head anyone ever heard of this? basicly i keep remembering thing that never happend and when i do i feel like im gunna faint and puke then a few seconds later nomatter how hard i try i cant remember whar i was remembering. all i remember is the momories never happend

    3 AnswersLaptops & Notebooks7 years ago
  • Why is my inverter evil?

    so basicly heres what keeps happening i have a solar panel system and my inverter is set to turn on when the voltages is high enough and off when its to low by a large relay controlled by a controller but what keeps happening is the inverter will randomly start pulseing on for a second every 5 seconds for no reason it will be working fine then off..................on ..off......................on ...off.................. the relay is on and power input is fine it just does this then if i disconnect the dc for like 2 mins then try again it goes back to normal for a few hours what is wrong with this one? i also have anyone that does a similar thing but instead of that it just randomly gliches and drops to 50hz instead of 60 but again fixed by being dissconnected and reconnected..well temp fixed anyone have ideas?

    1 AnswerOther - Environment8 years ago
  • Wind turbine controll and monitor ?

    So basicly i have 4 wind turbines currently i control them with switches and monitor there power output with meters which is fine but im going to university next year and my parents ...just can't manage them what kinda of system can i get to computerise this so i can turn the turbines on and off from a computer and monitor power outputs from a computers ......preferibly a system thats not super expensive

    3 AnswersOther - Environment8 years ago
  • electricity being weird?

    so here it is some how theres a connection between my wind turbine pole and my ground rod ..that are 20 feet apart and the ground rod isent for grounding that turbine basicly i hooked up the grid ties for that wind turbine so that when the other systems batteries were full they would dump to the turbines system but when i tested it it all started working and i realized i hadent connected the negative yet so i was like....wtf? the only way the negative could have been getting to the other system was through the ground 20 feet left up a pole then down throught the turbines negative and into the system so i unhooked the ground on the battery negative as ur sappose to ground that and it all turned off... i was like ok then and i connected the negative for the panels the way its sappose to work and everything worked fine what i wonder is how can ground become that good of a conducter? at that distance?

    2 AnswersOther - Science8 years ago
  • song name need to know...makin me crazy?

    so heres the story i went on a vacation to europe and i heard all theese songs that i never heard around here before many awesome and one of them accually was in a radio beatmix today but sadly switched songs before my phone could find it... i think its italian all i remember is one parts like. yea yrlea yea .....sentance.... yea yea yea ...sentance then after a bit switches to like either woah woah woah or oh oh oh and the same thing .... thats all i have for details it was a relativly fast song very good for dancing may have been in a different language.... i kbow its not alot to go on but if anyone hss idea tell them all ill just look through till i find it

    1 AnswerOther - Music8 years ago
  • skyrim issue gui wont load?

    so heres my issue i have no idea but when i try to play skyrim i start the game everything loads the map the other npcs but nothing else... not gui and no my character anyone know what could cause this? oh and no mouse

    1 AnswerOther - Computers8 years ago
  • inverter issues somone please help...?

    So heres basicly my issue i have 2 inverters 1 small and super efficent the other big and powerful both pure sine wave im not sure why but the big one the other day stoped working right it just would pulse on for a second not even long enough to activate the transfer switch then die and keep doing that in a loop every 5 seconds .... i have no idea what is wrong with it any ideas? and next theres another inverter its small and i accidently blew a fuse in it but thats now fixed but for some reason now it puts out 130 voltages instead of 120 when under a medium load which makes my backup battery pack constantly flick on an off over and over which is on the other end of the line in my room which is reallly annoying me... does anyone have any idea why this voltage is a bit to high under load? none of theese issues happend before to me the inverter before i blue its fuse worked great no issed and now i replaced it and it does this and the other one just kinda...did that one day and i have no idea why...help?

    2 AnswersEngineering8 years ago
  • Technological idea.... no idea how to build what do i do?

    So i have an idea for somthing really useful in technology but i don't know how to build it or anything i just have the idea..whare do i go from here

    4 AnswersEngineering8 years ago
  • Wind turbine noise ? damaging or not?

    so basicly i have 3 wind turbines and every time it gets super windy and they get spinning really fast at some point they will make a noise that is really loud it sounda basicly like somone waking a cardboard box 100 times a second they always have done this but i wonder is this damaging to them reaching that speed? or is it just a sound that happends because of physics

    4 AnswersEngineering8 years ago
  • asus boot order won' change...?

    so i just built a new pc and it works amazing runs fast and great but every time i start it i have to manually go into the bios and click on the drive i want to boot from when i try to set the boot order it dosent appear in the list why is this?

    1 AnswerDesktops8 years ago
  • Computer seems like its dieing help?

    So my computers like....dieing.... it was freezing up all the time right after startup then i ran a mem test on brand new ram and it said theres issues then i switched out the ram and the freezing issue wasent as bad but increased quickly its like the computers eating the ram ....plus its been weakening in its processing abilities i can't even run runescape on max graphics and my cards a radeon 6950 like whats happening to it? its like idk..help?

    3 AnswersDesktops8 years ago