Author Archives: robertwilkie

Cheap camera rigs

Interesting video on different ways to take a camera for certain shots with “cheap” equipment.

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Update to automous R/C boat

The author that build a floating auto tote, now updated to a more modern style (but still had issues). Interesting developing build with this author.

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Servo Sock

Interesting build, basically its a box to hold a servo (the hobby servos are not exactly easy to mount) that gives you an easier way to mount and use a servo. Guess the author plans to make a commercial version … Continue reading

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Making Strandbeest legs

Nice build, you can print out the templates to make them…me, the templates look like they could be adapted to CNC them out. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Strandbeest-Leg/

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Crazy 3 in one build for a dremel

The author made a mill/drillpress, lathe, and router table in one build. Its really nice looking but…wow, would take me forever to build. https://www.paoson.com/en/blog/homemade-rotary-tool-multipurpose-workstation-2-n129 https://www.paoson.com/en/blog/homemade-rotary-tool-multipurpose-workstation–n128

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Convert a bike pump into a vaccum pump

Nice build (and good to use for experiments with kids). https://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-manual-vacuum-pump-for-under-%252420-by-convert/

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Using expanding foam for air wings

Interesting build. The author uses the foam to make the mold and the resulting wing for a model airplane.

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Interesting Oscillating sander build

Not so sure I would go to the extent the author did to build this. But still a nice idea and build overall. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-spindle-sander-oscillating-machine-76002?homelistings#post144991

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Cool grafitti robot

OK kindof a robot. The author still needs to move the skateboard. Anyways the bot writes out a message in chalk dust (from chalk spray) as you skate along. Me…Would be nice to automate that bit and I wish the … Continue reading

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Nice clamp build

The author provides the plans to build it for free too. This looks like a good design to convert to a CNC as well. http://www.rcturka.com/quick-cam-clamps-pdf.html

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