Category Archives: Tinkering

Arduino to read off Analog Dialer

Nice use for an old phone dialer, and convert the values using an arduino. Then you could use that for something else (maybe build up a phone system with the old dialer). https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Analog-Dialer-to-USB-Keyboard/

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Interesting review of a cloned D1 Mini Matrix Shield

I had not heard of this board before. Apparently not only does it exist to be used to easily control a Matrix LED light, but the author reviewed a clone of his board from China.

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Nice CNC plotter

Only issue is part of it is homemade, but the author is using some rather expensive parts with it (pro couplers, ballbearing rod, etc). So that adds alot to the cost. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CNC-Writing-Machine-Using-GRBL/

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Cheap big CNC build

The author did a nice job on the build. Mostly from wood cut to fit. I like the rail build. Oh and his zero in plate. https://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-DIY-CNC-Router/

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Update to automous R/C boat

The author that build a floating auto tote, now updated to a more modern style (but still had issues). Interesting developing build with this author.

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Servo Sock

Interesting build, basically its a box to hold a servo (the hobby servos are not exactly easy to mount) that gives you an easier way to mount and use a servo. Guess the author plans to make a commercial version … Continue reading

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Making Strandbeest legs

Nice build, you can print out the templates to make them…me, the templates look like they could be adapted to CNC them out. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Strandbeest-Leg/

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Using expanding foam for air wings

Interesting build. The author uses the foam to make the mold and the resulting wing for a model airplane.

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Cool grafitti robot

OK kindof a robot. The author still needs to move the skateboard. Anyways the bot writes out a message in chalk dust (from chalk spray) as you skate along. Me…Would be nice to automate that bit and I wish the … Continue reading

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Nice drill press table build

Nice build, I like how it has built in grooves to hold the clamps down. Me…I bought a cheap table at Harbor Freight for $30. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drill-Press-Table-and-Fence/

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