Category Archives: Tinkering

Cool suction bot

Nice build for a suction based robot. Uses a controller called OpenCR (new one for me). Which looks neat, but…costs 180 dollars… So if you are thinking about this build, a RPi and an arduino combo maybe a better approach. … Continue reading

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The poor persons CNC

Or a “ghetto CNC”. Pretty straight forward build with simple materials. Fun to watch (amazed how well it works). I love the nut build he uses for anti backlash nuts. https://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-ROUTER-HOME-MADE/

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Circle making jig for a bandsaw

Interesting build. I have seem similar builds for table saws, but those are more for large circles. This is a way to make smaller ones. https://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Bandsaw-Circle-Cutting-Jig/

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Cheap Thermal Camera with RPi

Rather simple build once the author figured out how to get the RPi to talk to the camera. The camera is a MLX90640 made by Melexis. but you want the one with a controller board GY-MCU90640. Which runs for $80. … Continue reading

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Someone has too much time on their hands

This is a self contained spitball gun. Load in water, toilet paper, and launch your spitballs. https://gizmodo.com/that-toilet-paper-spitball-blaster-gets-a-much-needed-r-1832239475

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Making a button dispenser

Nice build, the author built a button dispenser with a touch sensor.

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Turn an ESP8266 into a WiFi Jammer

Pretty cheap jammer. The “jamming” part isn’t a radio freq. jammer but more protocol stack based. https://www.instructables.com/id/Wi-Fi-Jammer-From-an-ESP8266-WiFi-Jammer-Deauther/

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Another mini lathe build

I seem to be on a lathe kick lately. Anyways this is a nice build if you have a decent 3D printer to print the parts. Me…not so sure I want an ABS based fram for a wood turner. https://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Lathe-Machine-for-Woodworking/

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Opensource hearing aid

OK after seeing how much pro hearing aids run (3 grand easy). I can see why there is an opensource project. Article indicates the board will run around $250, not including headset. But still thats 10% of the cost of … Continue reading

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Make a palm sized gattling rubber band gun

This may go on the list of things to print out.

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