Category Archives: Tinkering

Make molds for metal with Silicone

The author has a pretty detailed video on the steps he took.  Overall is a pretty nice build.  Not so sure where I would get a “pressure chamber” thought to get rid of air bubbles like he did. Silicone Molds … Continue reading

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Want to learn about AI?

Check out (classes thru Coursera).  Looks pretty intense class too.

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Turn a Dremel into a simple centrifuge

I am a little leery about a tube slipping out and shattering somewhere.  But overall the concept is pretty good.  Cheap build too.

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Another automated turret build

This one is a bit interesting since it seems to shoot bursts out instead of single shots.  The difference from past ones is no arduino involved (RPi and a hat for motor control), and no laptop to do image processing/etc. … Continue reading

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Pretty simple 2D CNC arm

Basically a simple plotter.  This one is a nice build cause you can move it around and it seems to cover a full 8×11 sheet of paper.  Could be worth checking out someday to build myself.  Oh uses an arduino … Continue reading

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Convert a Fire Tablet to be more stock Android

Interesting set of tips on how to convert one to be more stock android without killing off athe Amazon extras.

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Nice build for a motorized lazy susan

Pretty neat hack to convert a Lazy susan to be motorized.  Cheap too…well except the motor…

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Another nice LED sign build

I like the use of wood for the backdrop.  You could do other things in the background instead of wood too. DIY Backlit LED Sign

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3D print your own bladeless fan

Ironically its not really blade less (fan is actually located in the base of these things).  This one is pretty neat build, uses a computer fan to push the air.

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Another solar heater way to generate electricity

Have a magnify glass focus on one side of a peltier, the have that in water to cool the other side to generate electricity.  Interesting idea overall.

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