Nice concrete night light

I really should try some of these builds.  I have lots of extra LEDs, some scrap plexiglass (small pieces), and a bit of concrete or wood to use up.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Cube-Low-Power-Night-Light/

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Using an xbox controller to control an CNC

Nice idea.  Pretty simple setup too.

http://rick.sparber.org/XBCA.pdf

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Nice write-up on adding a panel to a grinder to make it into a table saw and circular saw combo

Author only did it in a PDF file for directions for some reason.

http://rick.sparber.org/agts.pdf

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Cool heart build

Nice idea to build out of scrap branches.  FYI its all held together with wood glue.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Wooden-Heart-With-a-Mold/

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Convert a lighter to be an extension fire starter

Nice build on converting a lighter to use a plugger to start flame from a bit farther away (and not burn yourself).

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Gas-Igniter-Best-Recycle-Idea/

 

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Simple TV remote jammer

No CPU needed, just a simple circuit that pretty much floods IR.

http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Jammer-Circuit-555-Timer-Projects-Simple/

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Simple bottle light without cutting

Well cutting glass.  I like this build, not only is it pretty simple, but you could swap out for different bottles too.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Bottle-Lamp/

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Make a sandblasting cabinet

Pretty straight forward build for a simple small blasting cabinet.  Beats going outside to do this all the time and making a big mess. Figure about $40 for the build, which is cheaper than a bought version ($110 for a desktop one).

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sandblasting-Cabinet-and-Etching-Glass/

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Make your own Bike Wheel covers

I have priced these out in the past, and they are EXPENSIVE so this is a nice cheap (ish) solution to make your own.

http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Disc-Wheel-Cover/

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Interesting swamp cooler

This one has water going over the bucket and trickling down the foam stuff and getting blown thru.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Mode-FIGJAM-5-Gallon-Bucket-Swamp-Cooler/

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