Turn a broken hoverboard into windpower

Actually this build is pretty universal for other motors as well (treadmill for example).  Thought the re-use of the tire for a mount is pretty good.  I like the bike wheel pipe vanes too.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Broken-Hoverboard-Into-a-Vertical-Wind-Turb/

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Nice looking sled for a router

This one is pretty impressive compared to some of the ones I was looking at building.  All done with one plywood sheet.

https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-20-Router-Sled/

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Make knobs for jigs with a candy mold

I got a kick of of this one.  Where the heck did he get a model like that to make the knobs with.

A Great Way to Make Quick and Easy Knobs

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Using Syringes for Hydraulics

I have seen stuff like this before.  But this is the first for me with a “R/C steam shovel”.

The overall build is pretty impressive.  Not sure what hte board is used…some form of cardboard?

Super Simple Hydraulics Using Syringes

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Convert ESP to wireshark

Why? well mostly to debug the board to see its speed limits,etc.

ESP to Wireshark

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Make molds for metal with Silicone

The author has a pretty detailed video on the steps he took.  Overall is a pretty nice build.  Not so sure where I would get a “pressure chamber” thought to get rid of air bubbles like he did.

Silicone Molds for Stove-Top Metal Casting

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Converting handwritten notes with OCR

I never thought about OneNote being a good OCR (Object Character Recognization) tool.  But apparently it is.  And best part, its free.  Some of the other ones in the article are note.

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/convert-handwriting-text-ocr/

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Want to learn about AI?

Check out deeplearning.ai (classes thru Coursera).  Looks pretty intense class too.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/neural-networks-deep-learning

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I actually like the design over the story

Interesting story how the author goves over some expenses and issues when building hardware with a short delivery time.  Overall I like the build itself too.

Rushing the Design and Construction of LED Centerpieces

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Turn a Dremel into a simple centrifuge

I am a little leery about a tube slipping out and shattering somewhere.  But overall the concept is pretty good.  Cheap build too.

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

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