Author Archives: robertwilkie

Extending the life of a wire brush

Basically use a hacksaw to cut off the part of the brush that is damaged.

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Making a homemade silent air compressor

Nice build, the author uses a compressor from a frig. Pretty quiet too.

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Simple bottle wind chime

Something I wanted to make myself someday. https://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Wind-Chime/

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Neat analog clock build

Neat build, author is using an arduino nano for the controller. https://www.instructables.com/id/Analog-Style-Led-POV-Clock-With-Arduino-Nano/

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Nice CNC cut end table

Nice build, but…you need a full size 8×4 CNC to cut this one out. In other words this is for a pro shop. Or maybe a makerspace https://www.instructables.com/id/Bed-Table/

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Making a giant lite brite

Nice build. Not so sure I would take this on (lots of holes to make, nevermind the acrylic rods are not cheap. And thats alot of LED’s too being used. https://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-4x8ft-Lite-Brite/

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Make a copper rose

Note you could use aluminum too here (cheaper). Nice build and looks pretty impressive. https://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Rose-Make-It-at-Home/

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Make a mini pocket pump

Nice build, pretty simple one too. This could be expanded upon for maybe a powered squirt gun. Thought I don’t know if it would have enough pressure behind it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-sized-Water-Pump/

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Interesting kit to make a POV

Call the jolliPOV. It uses an arduino nano for the controller. You can shake it yourself for the words, or attack it to a motor. The kit is $16 plus shipping, and does not include the arduino. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-POV-Display-Stick-JolliPOV-Stick/

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Making a leaf blower with a chainsaw

OK this was just too funny. They author took an old blower and a chain saw and combined the two. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/air-blower-chainsaw-72832?homelistings#post133463

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