Category Archives: Tinkering

How to make a silicon mold for concrete candle stick holders

Pretty neat build.  And now with 3D printers you can make all sorts of shapes. http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-Concrete-Candle-Holders-Using-3D-Prints-an/

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Nice build to make RPi’s easier to setup

Basically on first boot the RPI will offer up a wifi connection and a webpage so you can configure it for your network. Deploying a Turnkey Raspberry Pi System

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Cool clock build

Clock to give you an idea when you have certain activities. http://www.instructables.com/id/CalClock-Simply-See-Your-Schedule/

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Nice looking fume extractor build

Only thing the author is missing is a slot for a filter.  Anyways if you have a laser cutter, this is a nice build.  It doesn’t look too back to adapt for a router based CNC too.  Oh he does … Continue reading

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A simple robotic chimney sweep

When I first looked at this it was not what I was expecting.  I thought it was a robot hung from a rope that raised/lowered it.  Nope, it crawls along the chimney with 2 brushes.  Me…I would be a bit … Continue reading

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Make a Braille Printer

In addition you can use google text to speech with it.  Pretty neat build overall using parts thought the author bought all the parts (from the looks of it you would think it was scrap material). http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Braille-Writer-Speech-to-Braille/

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Another nice smart mirror

Interesting build, the author scaled down an existing version. https://medium.com/@maxbraun/smarter-mirrors-and-how-theyre-made-327997b9eff7

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Nice simple wind turbine

I like this build except…directions are a little lacking but you can roughly figure things out.  However the blades are a bit of a confusing bit how they are curved just right. http://www.instructables.com/id/Savonius-Wind-Turbine/

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One sheet plywood couch

Nice build, I like out the author angled everything . My 2 cents, should put some handles (hole ones) on the top to help to move it.  Also I think I would make the corners rounded. http://www.instructables.com/id/Flat-Pack-Folding-Plywood-Sofa/

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Sound proofing a CNC

I like the authors idea but…what about ventalation, metal chips getting in the way, or…lets see hot metal in a wood box….maybe a fire issue? I agree thought CNC’s are noisy buggers. https://medium.com/teelebee/cnc-box-d13eaa7c0f36

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