Category Archives: Tinkering

Nice Magic Mirror build with RPi

Nice build, but expensive. The author didn’t cheap out on the build. I think he has at least $200 into this. https://www.instructables.com/Build-Your-Own-Google-Home-Enabled-Smart-Mirror-in/

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Making a power button for an RPi

Some interesting builds for a RPi power button that will trigger the RPi to power down correctly. https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/add-power-button-raspberry-pi/

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Nice build for a simple knife sharpener with a 3D printed out kit

Instead of trying to sharpen with a stone and getting the angle right, the author designed and shows out to build a jig to sharpen it.

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USB stack for Arduino that allows drag and drop

Basically it lets you treat the arduino like a USB drive to put files onto it. I needed to do this with one of my own projects, so having a simple TinyUSB library to do this is nice.

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A double headed CNC plotter

I got a kick out of this, the author build another CNC out of PVC, this time it can “draw on both sides to make duplicate pictures at the same time. I like how the “z” axis is CDROM drive … Continue reading

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Interesting adds for a workshop

First jig is to hold material down on a drillpress. Not so sure I would do this one. Second jig is an interesting feather board build with PVC pipe for the “feather”. I do like this build, but I think … Continue reading

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Nice build for a small portable sanding station

The author put alot of work and thought into this one. Not so sure I would do this build as it involves alot of expensive to buy parts vs parts I just have on hand. https://www.instructables.com/Portable-2in1-Disc-Drum-Sander/

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Cool CVT wheel design

Interesting build.

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Nice build for a kids noise maker

Of course I would only make on of these to give to grandkids or nieces/nephews. (Evil grin). https://www.instructables.com/Cranky-Noisemaker-Toy/

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A robot shovel

OK everything in this is in german, but the pictures and video give you the basic jist, its a CNC’ed out parts to make basically a giant scooper for a hand for a robot arm. https://www.instructables.com/GripGrab/

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