Category Archives: Tinkering

3D print your press brake

Interesting, the author using PLA 3D printed the template for a press brake to make a bunch of different shaped templates for the press. They seem to work pretty good too.

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CNC to make wooden 3D prints

I have seen this with paper, gee 10-15 years ago, but looks like some folks are now doing it with sheets of wood.

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Mediapipe, opensource project to read hands

Its for hand tracking and translating sign language. Seems like an interesting project written in C++ https://github.com/google/mediapipe/tree/master/mediapipe/framework

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Nice free CNC build for corner square clamps

I like thsi build, the download file doesn’t include the slots thought. I wonder if the author put those in by hand. https://cutrocket.com/p/5a916d86a8ee7/

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Nice Caddy Tote Organizer

I haven’t found too many CNC based projects out there that are free. But this one seems like a nice build. Too bad its build for tools, I would like to see it adapted for soda/beer holder. https://cutrocket.com/p/5adf9542c9d81/

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Use an old tablet for a display on on RPi

Well I think I found a use for some old Amazon Tablets. The author uses VNC or RDP to access the RPi over the network. And act as its display. It sounds like RDP is a better way to go … Continue reading

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One Odd CNC

The author build a CNC to cut on large, long, pipes. Cool build, not so sure I would make one…well why I would…maybe for custom totem poles? The author does it for making some interesting seats.

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Cool spinner build

This spinner takes it to a whole new level. Its fun to watch the dad looking pretty far out for the spinner when it drops. https://www.instructables.com/id/High-Power-Propeller-Launcher/

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Make your own Embroidery Machine

The author has a set of 3D printed out parts that you can use to basically turn your sewing machine into a 2D CNC. Interesting build. https://openbuilds.com/builds/diy-embroidery-machine-v2.8630/

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Making an automated chop saw

The author basically build a system that would cut up bar stock into smaller pieces. Why? Not sure. But if you have to make a bunch of them, this would be worth it. Whole thing is controlled by an Arduino … Continue reading

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