Category Archives: Tinkering

Nice 3D printed stand for an electronic mircoscope

The author made this build for a scope based webcam that he could hold a circuit board down on and solder components too. Me…yeah I don’t go that small in boards (and usually use thru hole). But I could see … Continue reading

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nice multi angle table saw jig

This can be used not just for angled cuts, but to “straighten” out boards that have a curve to them. Relatively simple build too. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/4-1-multi-adjustable-table-saw-jig-78635?homelistings#post155545

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Using a conrete paver and foam for a stand for your 3D printer

Interesting build, the paver gives some stability, and the foam helps dampen the vibrations. https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/05/19/the-best-2-upgrade-for-your-3d-printer-3dprinting/

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One really big Hot Wire CNC

Interesting custom built CNC for Hot Wire used to make wake board obstacles. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/cnc-hot-wire-cutting-machine-79674?homelistings#post159387

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Cool CNC scroll saw

Pretty complex build, the author 3D printed the bits he needed to make a CNC with a scroll saw. Me….not entirely sure the benefit of this over a regular CNC, but its a nice build. https://hackaday.com/2020/06/04/cnc-scroll-saw-makes-promising-first-cuts/

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Another simple ventilator build

Clever build. I don’t see these builds ever making it to US due to regulations, and fear of lawsuits. But maybe other countries can use these ideas. https://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-RespiArt-a-Simply-Ventilator/

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Nice 3D printed face mask

You use this with some transparency sheets (old school sheets where you printed out your “slides” for displaying on large screens). https://www.instructables.com/id/Caretas-Impresas-En-3D/

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Another nice shield build

This one I could do. I have to say I was impressed with the build (the author “bends” the plywood to a curve). One thing the author could have done a little differently is to put grooves into the back … Continue reading

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Another version of the 3D printed face shield

Since I am a glasses wearer, I am interested in these sort of protection systems over straight masks. Downside is you need a good size table to print it out.https://www.instructables.com/id/Face-Shield-Visor-for-COVID-19-Frontline-Workers/

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3D print your own dust collector blast gates

Nice build. If you have a printer that can handle the size. The “gate” thought is not printed but a piece of plexi glass. Not sure if I would build on of these myself. If my printer could handle it. … Continue reading

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