Category Archives: Arduino

Nice CNC Etch-a-Sketch build

A bit older article, but its a nice build where the author can draw on an etch-a-sketch.

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Making realistic flapping dragon wings

For a costume. Nice build overall with an arduino controlling the wings. https://www.instructables.com/Arduino-Dragon-Wings-1/

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Use RemoteXY to control a robot arduino

Basically its a wizard for creating an “app” to control an arduino via wireless. Seems pretty neat.

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Another nice CNC for hot-wire cutter

This one is pretty impressive in that its more 3D than other foam cutters I have seen that are 2D. It has the base build similar to a rep-rap.

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Upgrading a cheap CNC

The author upgrades a 1610 (also can do 3018) to the size of a 5050, which is like 50 mm to 500mm. According to the author, it was cheaper than buying a 5050, and he did some other upgrades that … Continue reading

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Neat pan/til camera build

Or you can use it for other items (like a laser pointer). The build it all from 3D printed parts, 2 stepper motors, and an arduino with CNC shield. The sample videos show its moves pretty quick and smooth. https://www.instructables.com/Remotely-Operated-WEBCAM-Laser-Camera-flashlight/

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Modify a Harbor Freight Digital Calipers for remote data feed

The project uses an ESP32 to get the data off the serial port of a cheap pair of digital calipers, and send them to whatever needs it. Interesting build. I wonder if the last pin on the caliper is power? … Continue reading

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Another interesting CNC from PVC pipe

The author builds some interesting CNC’s from PVC pipe, This one the table “spins” for the X why the Y and Z are normal back and forth. You would think the build would be cheap, but he is using decent … Continue reading

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Cool robot build

Uses an arduino to control the servo’s for the arms. All parts are cut from plex board. https://www.instructables.com/Bidex-Robot-Dual-Arm/

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Cool looking clock build

A digital clock that is mostly mechanical. They author is using an ESP to control it too. https://www.hackster.io/news/charlie-sheen-helps-design-a-seven-segment-mechanical-clock-ef53a129e114

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