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.

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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.

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Making an fm jammer

Pretty simple build overall

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Simple Heat set press

This is used to press inserts (like nuts) into plastic. Interesting and cheap build overall.

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Automatic pill dispenser

Nice idea to dispense and tell you if you have taken your pills or not.

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Ant weight robot class

Nice article about building lightweight robots for battles

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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.

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Cool magnetic gear box

Clever build for a gear box with magnets. Could be useful for underwater robots for example.

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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….

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