Category Archives: Tinkering

Turn a cheap rubber mallet into a stamp

Nice idea, I think I saw a few of these at the dollar store.  I like how the author uses a CNC to cut the stamp out.  He even remakes a handle for it (not sure why he didn’t use … Continue reading

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Using an RPi to control your garage door

Good idea, seems like alot more wires going to the relay than I would think you need.  But it looks like the author is using an older RPi (original one I think) in this project, so this could be a … Continue reading

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Drawbot with RPi only

I like this build over ones from years past, looks like $100 in materials?  Its come a long way and now it does not even need an arduino to control the motors, instead everything goes thru a RPi Zero. https://www.instructables.com/id/Drawbot/

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Make a pumpkin pallet display

Cool build. https://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Pumpkin/

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A nice etch a sketch build

I like this build, the author with 2 steppers, an RPi, build this to draw pictures on an etch-a-sketch, could be a good way to into for kids into CNC or robotics. Bot Makes Etch A Sketch Art In One … Continue reading

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Cool LED helmet build

And alot of work, not just the helmet, but soldering all those LED’s in. Gaze Upon This Daft Punk Helmet’s Rows of Utterly Perfect Hand-Soldered LEDs

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Nice tool to make joints

Basically its a router attached to a handle that you use to trace a pattern out. Cool Tools: The Pantorouter Turns Tracing on its Side OK

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Turn your digispark into a rubber ducky

The hacking tool.  Looks like someone ported the tools to the ATiny, in this case the DigiSpark system, which runs from $1.5 to $8.   Its not as fancy as the original, but it will do the job. DIY Rubber Ducky … Continue reading

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I want one, Badge based CNC

The author basically made a portable CNC badge.  The source/CNC bits have not been posted yet, suppose to be in October and the author figures it will cost 10-12 dollars in materials to make.  This is something I will try … Continue reading

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3D print a radius gauge

OK this is handy, you can use this to get the radius of a circle with a caliper.  Its going on my list of things to print. 3D Printed Radius Gauge, Just Add Calipers (And A Wee Bit Of Math) … Continue reading

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