Welcome to the Fediverse, @Elizra glad to have you here. This place can be a little daunting to get started in. Remember, it's not algo driven, so there's some necessary work on your part to get a decent feed going. Trust me, it's worth it, as you can custom tailor yourself whatever experience here you like, beyond the unblinking eye of corporate oversight and censorship.

As you get started, feel free to ask questions, glad to help, and look forward to tooting with you!

I remember the first time I heard the turn of phrase, "They hate you and they want you to die", regarding the way the powers that be think of us. I remember how aggressive and needlessly hyperbolic that felt. But as the last few years have progressed, it's lost all semblance of hyperbole, it's become inexorable, obvious, staring us in our face whether we want to welcome it in or not.

If you are neither material, nor ideological benefit to them, they do, indeed, hate you and want you to die.⚰️

@RHEHaas Welcome to the Fediverse, thanks for chosing 13bells.com as your friendly on-ramp!

If you are not familiar with Mastodon or Fediverse, it can be more difficult to get started. There are no algo's or ads to drive that instant return on dopamine hits.

The up-side is you get to build an experience here that's 100% of your own making without being censored or your data sold as a commodity.

Ask questions, we're here to get you over the learning curve, but above all, enjoy your time here!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone out there in the Fediverse. I don't know what I'd do without you all...yep even that guy who's not cool, but that's OK because we're all here together away from the surveillance panopticon, free to speak our truths plainly and without reproach,

Thankful for a place like this to have access to the good, the bad, and everything in between...for all of this, and for all of you, I am thankful. Be well, today and everyday.🦃 🍽️

It's been Silent Hill foggy here in FEMA Region 3, with 99% humidity for the last 5 days. Evidently, enough to make this fellow sprout about 20 feet up the trunk of a tree out of what looks like a wood-pecker hole. Had to grab a ladder to take a closer look...

Just wanted to drop a hearty ITM recommendation for noagendacoffee.com. Fast shipping, fair prices, and an excellent product, all while supporting the show! I was particularly impressed both bags I received had a sticker saying they were roasted just a few days before I received them!

No affiliation, just a satisfied customer. The "Hit in the Mouth" dark roast is particularly excellent!

Theremin Build: 5 of 5
It's done! After setting it up in a prototype configuration to verify proper function, it was on me to create a more pleasing aesthetic package.

I wanted something with a hint of anachronism, that would be as compelling to the eyes as it is the hands and ears.

More importantly, I feel like I've achieved my goal of creating an instrument grade Theremin. It's range is about 5.5 octaves from 60hz up to 1800hz.

All told, I'm quite pleased with the outcome!

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Theremin Build: 4 of ?
She sings! After a lot of soldering, checking, re-checking, re-soldering...primary wiring was complete and the only thing left was to plug it in and see if we let out any magic smoke...it did not!

Actually, aside from a very few minor tweaks and correcting a few lackluster solder joints, this thing fired right up with a surprising minimum of bother.

This is still just a protoype. Now that I know it will sing, I have to make it look nice.


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Theremin Build: 3 of ?

Completed principle physical construction on the main unit. I'll build this on a simple base of plywood for now to get it operational. Though I do intend to construct a nice case or chassis for this...any recommendations?

Chose stainless steel over aluminum for the chassis plate. Much nicer in the end, but SS work-hardens in a hurry when it heats up, making larger holes a real PitA. I wouldn't even consider without a drill press.

Solder guns ready, next up is wiring!

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Theremin Build: 2 of ?

Since my previous post to the Fedi didn't see any takers, I'll continue to add to this thread from here on out.

Completed the power supply!

This takes 120VAC and outputs both 10VAC, for the tube heater circuit, and 50VDC to the instrument for general operation.

We keep the power supply separate from the instrument for safety and EM interference.

Alright, important safety tip, thanks Egon, capacitors can hold a charge, even hours after being unplugged from mains power!

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As an avid tinkerer, I've always wanted to build my own Theremin. Not some cheap de-tuned AM radio, not one that sounds like a speak-&-spell cross-bred with R2D2, but an "instrument grade" unit, wholly analog device.

I learned about Theremins back in '94 when I caught the docu, "An Electronic Odyssey" and I've wanted to build one ever since.

Anyone out there have any experience or interest? Would love to have a "build buddy" who I could compare notes with.

So the next bit of narrative is to discredit the VAERS data so these people can go on ignoring objective data.

The funny thing, they're using the exact same argument we've had and use against the virus related deaths...whether a death is caused by, or linked to.

Just remember the formula, if it enhances their narrative, it's always true, if it discredits their narrative it's always false, even if it's the same argument.

They really presume we're all just that stupid.

Congratulations guys! We ended fascism by pouring on heaps more fascism! And get this, we are *so* progressive, we brought segregation back and made it cool again. 🤯

So here you have it...from the horse's mouth...this is no longer about anything practical or pragmatic to do with public health.

It's a political symbol, and they're not embarrassed to admit it.

You don't come back from that...you can't. Not without admitting you were wrong about all of it.

I really think we have successfully split societies at this point and there's no reconciliation as long as this mentality exists. There's no compromising with this insanity, it MUST be rejected.

I know it's been posted before, but I just can't get over how metaphorically perfect this picture is in every conceivable way. It's a rare silent meme...it says everything without so much as a word.

I feel a little late to the story on this, but some of you were discussing the "Deagel Predictions" for world population in 2025.

Is this for real? It almost feels like an April 1 joke...

US pop: -70%
UK pop: -78%
Australian Pop: -70%

The list goes on, but "Western" nations seem to fare the worst...this is in 4 years, people?

Is every vaccinated person dropping dead? Nuclear War?

A 70% population reduction would literally be the end of the world as we know it.


It's probably tap dancing on the third rail, but chalk up Israel as another "Shithole Country" The irony of Israel leading the charge on this is nothing short of shocking.

I implore all of you...even if you have never contacted an elected representative before...the stakes are now higher than they have ever been before.

If this madness/ignorance is allowed to propagate, this is the actual end of Western Civilization. It's that serious...no one else is going to save you from this, you have to reach out and mobilize your representatives...at very least find out if they're in on the plan or not.

I had to check this for myself, it's just so unbelievable.

1) Go here: apps.who.int/flumart/Default?R
2) Pick any industrialized, decently populated country, I chose the US.
3) Bask in amazement that we have, collectively as the human species, functionally eradicated the flu around the world.

Congrats all, we did it, we beat the flu once and for all!

National Geographic just published a new theory on the Dyatlov Pass incident...this story always fascinated me.

Not so much for the mysterious elements around these people's deaths, but the fact that in late 50's USSR, it was evidently common for college age "kids" to head off on-foot into the Siberian wilderness.

This new theory of a small delayed avalanche doesn't stack up to me. More 'computer models' ...and those haven't always been borne out so well...


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