Category Archives: Tinkering

Nice foot pump conversion to water pump

basically the author removed the air compression chamber, and put a water pump in its place. Me…not so sure I would do this, could take a bit of work to find a water pump that fits. https://www.instructables.com/id/Air-to-Water-Foot-Pump-Conversion/

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Interesting powered respirator build

Nice build, the author uses a fan to push the air thru the HEPA filters. Me…I am leery of using a 3D printer for the case, not so sure how air tight it would be. https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-Powered-Respirator-for-Front-Line-Covid-1/

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Nice desk from CNC material

This is a pretty nice looking desk. The author CNC’ed out all the parts and slowly put it all together. https://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Desk-for-Double-Home-Office/

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3D printed holders for drawer organizers

Basically the author made “holders for the ends and corners of arcrylic sheets to act as separators for a drawer. Good idea. https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-Drawer-Organizer/

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On the trend of 3D printed masks

OK found another one. This one looks a bit easier to print out. https://www.instructables.com/id/N95-Sealed-Face-Mask-3D-Printed-BaileyMask/

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Another 3D printed respirator

Haven’t shown another one of these in a bit. This is another nice build which you can use parts of a N95 mask to be the filter in this one. Me…masks seem to be easier to come by these days … Continue reading

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Using an old touchpad to control a stepper motor

Nice build with an arduino for the controller. You use the touchpad to move one way or the other, and tap to continue moving. https://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-Old-Laptops-Touchpad-to-Control-a-Stepper-Mo/

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3D print your own Cyclone Dust Collector

I can’t imagine how long it took to 3D print this out. But it is impressive. https://www.instructables.com/id/Cyclone-Dust-Collector-by-3D-Printer/

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Interesting birdhouse build

Could be a nice way to make one and eliminate some of the wood needed for the floor. Actually I think I would paint the can myself, and stain or paint the wood. But its a nice build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/Coffee-Can-Birdhouse/

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Simple automatic soap dispenser

Using an arduino, IR sensor, and a servo, the author built a pretty simple conversion for a pump action soap dispenser. Could be a simple project to do with kids. https://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Soap-Dispenser-Using-Arduino/

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