Category Archives: Tinkering

Interesting kit to make a POV

Call the jolliPOV. It uses an arduino nano for the controller. You can shake it yourself for the words, or attack it to a motor. The kit is $16 plus shipping, and does not include the arduino. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-POV-Display-Stick-JolliPOV-Stick/

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Make a CNC zen garden

I have seen a few other builds like this in the past. Me…the author should next automate the CNC to do patterns. https://www.instructables.com/id/100-Zen-Garden-CNC-Table-Powered-by-Arduino/

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Cool plywood riser

Nice build where the author has a laser CNC to cut out all the parts for a shelf. https://www.instructables.com/id/Interlocking-Plywood-Laptop-Riser/

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Clever tank tread build

The design (that you can 3D print out) uses plastic BB’s as the fastener and bearing for the tread.

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Nice looking CNC plotter from CDROMS

Nice looking plotter build. I was a bit leery about the “cheap” cost of this when I saw a dedicated motor controller board for the arduino. Til I found it on banggood for 3-4 dollars.

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Nice 3D print accessories for your quick clamps

I wonder if they will fit on harbor freight ends too. I bookmarked this one to try a few prints out and see if they do. https://www.instructables.com/id/More-3D-Printed-Gadgets-for-Woodworking/

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Print out your own Dust Collector

This was too amusing. The author basically designed and 3D printed out a dust collector vacuum. Me…I think I would just make one out of scraps. https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Vacuum-Cleaner-for-a-CNC-Machine/

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Make a knife rack

I like this build, all done with a table saw too. https://www.familyhandyman.com/storage-organization/how-to-make-a-knife-rack-for-inside-your-cabinet/

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Make a POV display

Using an Arduino nano, some LED’s, and a 3D printed out spinner. Nice build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/Persistence-of-Vision-PoV-Display-Using-Arduino/

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Print out a glass bottle cutter

I actually have one of these from a kickstarter project from years ago. Its a nice build but I think you need a good sized 3D printer to print this one out (over 8 inch bed). https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Glass-Bottle-Cutting-Tool/

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