Make a laser fighter pointer

Basically this is a sock-n like game build.  I like the build overall since the 3D prints are pretty simple and could be good for automating a laser pointer

https://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Fighting-Robot/

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Bending plywood

Actually its multiple layers of vernier in the process that are bent.  Its a cool build but I am not so sure I would do it (bit time consuming).  Maybe if I was making multiple versions.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Bent-Wood-Lamp-With-3D-Printed-Tool/

Another write-up here:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Bent-Plywood-Night-Stands/

 

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Hydro-dipping but not with spraypaint

Apparently there is a paper you can use to do this with called Water Slide Decal Transfer.  Just print out your image, put in water, and dip.

Hydrodipping 101

source

https://learn.adafruit.com/hydro-dip-3d-prints/

 

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Make a beer can holder for modifying a beer can

Cause I have such a need to do that.   Pretty heavy duty holder for the can.

http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/beer-can-holder-processing-cnc-32230?homelistings#post44894

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Here is a cheaper lathe build

This one is mostly out of wood.  Its a pretty straight forward build and can be down with standard tools.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Wood-Lathe-Using-Scrap-Wood/

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Interesting simple grinder to belt sander

Interesting build to turn a grinder into a sander.  No weld method too.

http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/homemade-pipe-grinding-tool-4427?homelistings#post5399

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Make a multi colored christmas tree light

Nice build that gives a demo of using an ESP8266 and multi addressable LEDS (WS2812).

https://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Arduino-RGB-LED-Christmas-Light-Window-Dec/

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Nice POV display

This could be a nice build to do with kids.  Basically its an arduino nano on a board with 7 LEDS that is spun by a DC motor (separate power on that).  I like the build and it looks pretty simple.  The PCB layout is not available and I think I would put the USB end of the nano on the other side.  Actually, I wonder if this could be adapted to a ESP with a bit shifter (that way you can change the working via wifi).

https://www.instructables.com/id/Rotating-LED-Display-That-Shows-Infinite-Words-POV/

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Cool 3D printed Lathe, but pricey

Nice looking 3D printed lathe, but…you are looking at 300-400 in material costs (just to have the 3D printed parts done is $160 and up).  At that point you can buy a nice used one.

https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Lathe/

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The lazy light switch

So you don’t want to swap out for a WeMo switch.  This might be the next best thing.  Thought I think I would make a few other mods to it.

Light Switch For The Lazy

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