Author Archives: robertwilkie

Cool simple mini wire bender

The author basically modified some bolt/nut combo’s for bending wire. Neat build, not so sure I would do it thought.. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/wire-bender-76803?homelistings#post148284

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3D print your own hands free soap dispenser

I got a kick out of this one. basically its a simple plunger based build for a hands free soap dispenser. Uses an ardiuno, servo, and ultra sonic sensor. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Automatic-Soap-Dispenser-3D-Printed–1/

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Python logzero

https://opensource.com/article/20/2/logzero-python So if you need a simple logging library for python, logzero seems to be the one to use. I know Python does have a native logging utility, but it can be a bit tricky to setup.

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Building shelves for Dorm bedframe

This is much nicer than what I got my kids. The author built some nice shelves you could mount to the bed of a dorm room (one of those wooden bed on top, desk on bottom. https://www.instructables.com/id/Clamping-Dorm-Room-Shelves-With-School-Spirit/

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Make a Penny Whistle from a mop handle

Or basically any cheap pipe. Nice build..not sure how he got the keys (notes) right thought. https://www.instructables.com/id/Penny-Whistle-From-an-Old-Mop/

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3D print your own face mask

https://copper3d.com/hackthepandemic/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/despiece-e1584500024307.png Interesting build. the mask you print out flat, then heat it up to shape to your face, and put the filter in the one bit (you have to get your own filter part). The directions list that you use … Continue reading

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Another nice knob jig

Another nice knob jig build. I had one similar to this one, but ran into issues with harder wood and cutting out the ends of the knob, the piece would slip a bit while cutting. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/3-1-star-knob-jig-77604?homelistings#post151676

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Make a cheap fence clamp

Why didn’t I think of this? The author uses a big u-bolt clamp to make 2 L bolts to use in a sacrificial fence. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/super-cheap-fence-clamp-76830?homelistings#post148412

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Interesting bottle build drum

Interesting build for a musical instrument. https://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Bottle-Hang-Drum/

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Using a treadmill motor for tools

The author does a great job showing different tools you can make or use with treadmill motors. The one downside is he seems to re use the PWM controllers from the treadmill as well. I typically ditch those and just … Continue reading

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