Category Archives: Arduino

Another interesting Drawbot

This one does not use gravity, its an interesting build with most of the parts are 3D printed out. Not so sure if I would put this one on the list (take too long to print everything out). I do … Continue reading

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Different take on a CNC plotter

Build to look like an odd robot. The good news is the base pieces are PVC pipe and are cheap and easy to come by. Downside, most of the other material used is not. Also wonder if there is a … Continue reading

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Neat hot wire CNC

Its a neat build that looks like an Ender3 base. I like how the author has “clamps” built into the base to hold the foam board in. https://www.instructables.com/Spatial-Hot-Wire-Cutting-for-Complex-Surfaces/

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A pretty serious nerf ball turret

The motors the author uses this are ones you find in higher end RC cars. Its a clever build and seems to shoot an move pretty fast. https://www.instructables.com/Arduino-NERF-Ball-Wireless-FPV-Sentry-Turret/

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3D printed mini cooler

basically the author takes a 3D printed jet engine like design and puts it on a swamp cooler. Seems a bit of an expensive build overall. https://www.instructables.com/3D-Printed-Mini-Air-Kooler-the-OverEngineered-Edit/

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Using planetary gears for more torque

The video does a good job explaining why and how you go about doing this. Its an intersting one to watch and helps explain why you would want to do this. https://www.hackster.io/news/this-split-ring-compound-planetary-gear-system-can-achieve-super-high-reductions-4f2c4e103a22

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Nice 3D moving Digital Clock

Only downside is each “digit” needs 7 servos, so for 4 digits, that 28 servos. So this could turn into a bit of an expensive build. I think the author should have added in LEDs to the build as well. … Continue reading

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Arduino Telegraph

Interesting build with old CDROM parts. The author is a little light on how to make one yourself, but thankfully has enough pictures to get the point across. https://www.instructables.com/Arduino-Powered-Writing-Telegraph/

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Touchpad to gcode

Interesting build, the author uses a rather big, and clear, touchpad to draw something that the arduino will convert to gcode, which then can be sent to a CNC. This could be a good kid project (they draw something, then … Continue reading

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Making your own water level detector

Interesting build for an arduino to detect the level of a given water supply. Not so sure I would make one of these as a 6 pack of commercial ones costs $11. Still an interesting build. https://www.instructables.com/Building-an-Arduino-Water-Level-Detection-Sensor/

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