Author Archives: robertwilkie

USB stack for Arduino that allows drag and drop

Basically it lets you treat the arduino like a USB drive to put files onto it. I needed to do this with one of my own projects, so having a simple TinyUSB library to do this is nice.

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A double headed CNC plotter

I got a kick out of this, the author build another CNC out of PVC, this time it can “draw on both sides to make duplicate pictures at the same time. I like how the “z” axis is CDROM drive … Continue reading

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Converting an old trombone into a light fixture

Rather interesting idea, if you have old brass instruments that are no longer usable this could be a nice way to re-purpose them. https://www.instructables.com/Touch-Sensitive-Trombone-Light/

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Make a fence shooting board

OK first I had to look up what this was, basically its a board that you can change angles on and using a hand planer, plane down the end of a board for a given angle. I like the build … Continue reading

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Letter to morse code converter

Using a Micro:bit, the author basically has a lookup table on it to convert a character (select thru the buttons) to its morris code value. https://www.instructables.com/Morse-De-Coder/

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Interesting adds for a workshop

First jig is to hold material down on a drillpress. Not so sure I would do this one. Second jig is an interesting feather board build with PVC pipe for the “feather”. I do like this build, but I think … Continue reading

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Nice tutorial on getting two Micro:bits to talk to eachother

Pretty simple write up that would be good for school kids. https://www.instructables.com/Communicate-With-MICROBIT/

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Nice build for a small portable sanding station

The author put alot of work and thought into this one. Not so sure I would do this build as it involves alot of expensive to buy parts vs parts I just have on hand. https://www.instructables.com/Portable-2in1-Disc-Drum-Sander/

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Cool CVT wheel design

Interesting build.

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Making a Dowel Making Jig

Me…I’ll just buy the dowel. But still if I needed to make a custom size, this could be a handy build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/dowel-making-jig-video-87521?homelistings#post189434

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