Category Archives: My Projects

Nice looking Bose like portable speaker

Nice build, I like how the author lists out the components and they are all mostly “plug and play”. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bose-Soundlink-Mini-Clone/

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This could be a good way to build simple bird houses with kids

I have built birdhouses with kids in the past, and they like the start of it, but loose interest fast.  This could be a good way to build them with kids that is faster, and cheaper. https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PVC-Birdhouse/

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Another nice build for simple lantern

I wonder if there is an easier setup to do this…maybe use a jig? http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Soda-Can-LED-Lantern/

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Cool penny battery build

I like this build, the author has a 3D printed out holder too.  This would be a cool build for kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-and-Testing-a-Penny-Battery/

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Simple video/instructions on building a toy steam boat

Pretty nice video on how easy it is to build one of these.  Its on the list for this summer activities with kids. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Steam-Boat-With-a-Candle/?ALLSTEPS

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Another Rocket Cannon

This one is much easier build.  Its basically a potato gun adapted for rockets http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Rocket-Cannon-Shoot-3D-Printed-Rocke/?ALLSTEPS

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Copper plate an altoids tin

Need an fancy small box.  Convert an altoids tin. http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-plated-Domed-Altoids-Box/

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IFTTT Do Button

I was reading this article about making a button for your kids to “press” and tell you where you are….but I was thinking this app maybe good for a bunch of other projects. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-sure-your-kids-are-safe-with-easy-mobile-check-ins/

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Make a circle cutting jig for a router in 20 minutes

A nice simple build for using a scrap piece of plywood for making circles with a router.  The only thing I noticed is there is no “center hole” to mount the jig with.  Note, you see it in the video… … Continue reading

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The one sheet of plywood boat

A few years back I tried to get my kids to build one of these.  Its about $30 in materials and I got Home Depot to make all the cuts for me.  But…never got the kids interested.  Ended up using … Continue reading

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