Category Archives: Tinkering

Leaf blower dust collector

Ok this is a clever build, using many cheap and easy to get parts to make a dust collector and seems to work out. https://www.instructables.com/Dust-Collector-Made-From-a-Leaf-Vacuum/

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Converting old 3D printers to CNC

Nice idea for light CNC work, not so sure about more intense jobs. The author did the conversion for $30. If you have an old 3D printer you could do this, but keep in mind the motors, drive (belt) may … Continue reading

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Cool knitting machine

It only makes a french braid. But still pretty clever build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/french-knitting-machine-video-94850?homelistings#post217012

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Making an fm jammer

Pretty simple build overall https://www.instructables.com/DIY-FM-Radio-Jammer-Circuit-Using-LC-Oscillator/

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Simple Heat set press

This is used to press inserts (like nuts) into plastic. Interesting and cheap build overall. https://www.instructables.com/Easy-Build-Heat-Set-Insert-Press/

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Automatic pill dispenser

Nice idea to dispense and tell you if you have taken your pills or not. https://www.instructables.com/Automatic-Pill-or-Medication-Dispenser/

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Ant weight robot class

Nice article about building lightweight robots for battles https://hackaday.com/2022/12/18/antweight-combat-robot-tips-shared-from-experience/

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Another nice multi device track saw build

Its a fence that can be self clamped to the board you are cutting. This one allows for a circular saw, jig saw, and router to be used. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/innovative-multifunction-woodworking-track-guide-locking-system-perfect-wo-93206#post211231

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Cool magnetic gear box

Clever build for a gear box with magnets. Could be useful for underwater robots for example. https://www.instructables.com/Magnetic-Gear-Box/

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Build a concrete CNC

Nice build, price is not too bad at first (under a grand) UNTIL you add in the concrete mixer and pusher…thats 4500$ alone…. https://medium.com/@Nik_chen/how-to-assemble-your-own-concrete-3d-printer-4e6da490b6e6

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