Author Archives: robertwilkie

Mini CNC that can cut metal from 3D printed frame

Interesting build. The author 3D prints and uses stantard parts to make a CNC that can handle metal. Which surpised me given it has plastic and is belt drive.

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Interesting app for physics lessons

Its called phyhox, seems like a neat app that uses the sensors on the phone for experiments.

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Making magnetic LED strip holders

The author as a 3D printable design that will hold the LED strip, and you can glue a small magnet in the back so it “sticks” in place. Interesting build. https://www.instructables.com/LED-Light-Strip-Magnetic-Mount/

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Adding RGB LED’s to PC fans

At first I thought the author was taking the fan apart. No they add in a front layer (frame) that is 3D printed that houses the LEDs Nice build but the amount of LED’s used is crazy. Another nice addition … Continue reading

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Making a custom Spindle Oscillating machine

Using a windshield washer motor, drawer slides, and a grinder, the author made one mean looking spindle oscillating sander. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-spindle-sander-oscillating-machine-76002#post144991

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Make your own magnetic drill press

The author took a cheap drillpress, a magnetic lock and make an magnetic drill press. Figure $40 for the drillpress, another $40 for the lock. And scrap for the rod and other parts. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/build-mag-base-drill-press-89288#post196194

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Interesting farm platform (acorn)

The author is pretty colorful. Its using an ardiuno/RPi combo for controlling it, right now its just the platform and its goal is to automate farming. I think this looks interesting, but has a ways to go.

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The Poor Persons Whirlpool Hot Tub

I got a kick out of this one. I would be a little worried that the hot water (if too hot) could melt the pool. But hey whatever works right. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Whirlpool/

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Making workshop tools with plywood

The author makes a bunch of different tools with plywood, and powered hand-tools. Me…I love the builds, they look nice and sharp, but…between used and Harbor Freight, I would rather save on the time than the build.

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Jig for making custom springs

The author designed and 3D printed out the jig, pretty neat overall, me…I have a jar full of springs that I tap into as needed.

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