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Laser rangefinder (laser tape) for indoor - low range but high accuracy

I have a Bosch DLR165, which appears to have been produced around 2010. It's possible that I purchased mine that far back, or from eBay in later years. I found only one in today's eBay listing, but ...
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Are there any printer companies that sell empty ink cartridges that I can fill myself?

Printer companies specifically avoid doing this because their margin only comes from ink sales. They usually lose money on the printer itself. This is true of most accessory-based consumer ...
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5V transformers rated 12A or 20A which are energy efficient

Except for #2 a standard ATX power supply for a PC. If you can find a small PCB with screw adapters, you can cut off the molex/sata end solder them to the PCB. Short the 2 pins together on the ATX 20/...
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Gesture Gloves to Integrate Into Existing Software

I doubt that you will find such gloves (please, post here if you do). On the other hand (see what I did there?) programmable wristbands go for about $18, with BLE, but I am not sure if that would get ...
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Please recommend me a 10Gig NIC card

I've been working with these a while. I picked up a pair of X540-T2 - they're 'server' cards, so run a little hot, though there's a version with a fan. The T suffix means native copper support so you ...
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Please recommend me a 10Gig NIC card

INTEL X710-DA2 https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/83964/intel-ethernet-converged-network-adapter-x710da2.html you will need the corresponding SFP to plug a rj45 cable in https://www....
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Wireless home security camera that doesn't require a service signup?

I've purchased a couple of years ago an in-house wireless camera system made by Tonton, currently available via Amazon. I did not want any requirement for outside network access and the linked system ...
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Dimmable LED bulb

Your question is a bit over my head from a technical perspective. LED bulbs are a lot more complicated than incandescent (sometimes that's a good thing in terms of added features, sometimes it's a ...
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incremental encoder with added joystick functionality

I used "six axis joystick with rotation" as the search terms and came up with an open-source resource from the UNMND web site. It appeals to me because I like to build stuff and this one is very much ...
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16 ports rackable gigabit switch(es) for 10 inches wall mounting cabinet: does it even exist?

Some solutions I've found so far. They are all Gigabit 16 ports sold WITHOUT 10" rack mounting kit Intellinet 16-Port Gigabit 561068. L x W x H: 21.5 x 13.3 x 44 millimeters Longshine LCS-GS8116-A....
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Low-light Quiet Alarm Clock

An additional recommendation: the Cubie series of bedside clocks; there are at least four models (listed under "Cubi") on Amazon. My spouse has one and its display is somewhat dim; it autosets time (...
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