Category Archives: Tinkering

Making a wand

Wow a lot of work to make this one (handle from resin, stick from a block of wood).  Me…I might just buy one for now. http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Make-a-Wand/

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You can now 3D print your Kwikset keys

Interesting post.  Going to have to follow this project to see if other keys, like newer style car keys, end up here. https://hackaday.io/project/27631-3d-printing-real-world-keys

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Nice build for a wooden shield

I like how the author put a small angle on the ends of the boards so the shield has a little curve to it.  Nice touch. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Wooden-Shield/

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Interesting hack to get a cheap laser CNC to work with LaserWeb

Never heard of LaserWeb (I think its Opensource).  Anyways the author uses it to control a cheap laser engraver he got from china. Convert that Cheap Laser Engraver to 100% Open-Source Toolchain

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Interesting 3D printed machine

Interesting machine.  I am trying to think of what else you could do with this.  The one thing that comes to my mind is making a saw out of it. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Linear-Motion/

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Nice write up on how to create a Minecraft server with RPi

I know I have posted a few of these before.  But this is a nice write up so I thought it worth posting up.  Note I think you can get away with an RPi original here too, not just an … Continue reading

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A 3D printed lab Mixer

Interesting design.  Sounds like it works pretty well too. http://www.3ders.org/articles/20170924-michigan-engineers-design-open-source-3d-printed-rotating-lab-mixer.html

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Interesting new Arduino style

This one is interesting, much smaller than existing standard UNO boards, pin out is different too.  Oh and 32-bit ARM.  They add in WiFi or cell too.   Not so sure how well received these will be since the don’t look … Continue reading

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Cool build for a drill to make straight down holes

I like this build.  Thought the author did alot of work for the one particular drill to work with the build.  Oh and used a CNC to cut it out.  Oh and there are springs in the build (you just … Continue reading

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3D print a simple robot gripper

Nice build with a servo.  Small too. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Robot-Gripper-LittleBot-Gripper/

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