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Spooky eyes with a Micro:bit

Micro:bits are nice little controllers for teaching with kids. The author basically use them to make glowing “blinking” eyes. I like the use of hot glue to diffuse the light. https://www.instructables.com/Microbit-Glowing-Halloween-Eyes/

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Cool tool to make Viking Braids

Pretty simple build, basically a wheel with 8 slots in it that you spin the yarn around in. https://www.instructables.com/Viking-Braids-Make-a-Trollen-Wheel/

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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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Nice simple bicycle spoke to keyring build

The author just uses a block of wood for the jig for this. Its a neat build (could be a good craft project for kids to make). https://www.instructables.com/Bicycle-Spoke-Keyring/

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Simple kit to make your own magnetic stirrer

Nice build, the case is 3D printed, and the electronics are all sourced parts. Figure this would cost about $10-15 dollars each. That said I got curious and looked to see if I could get one already made for less. … Continue reading

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Make your own Oreo holder

For you mug or cup. This is definitely something to do with kids (while stuck at home and get them into 3D printing) https://www.instructables.com/id/Oreo-Holder/

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Nice build for a prototype board for Micro:bit

These are some simple to use tinker boards that are great for kids. The author in this case basically made a breadboard out of magnets for the 5 end points on the board. https://www.instructables.com/id/The-ThreadBoard-Microbit-E-Textile-Prototyping-Boa/

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Cool Jig to make thin slices of wood on table saw

Nice build overall. I like the “springs” added in. This would be something I would think of making myself. However I would have done the 2nd version as making the wooden joint seems like alot of work for it. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/thin-wood-slicing-jig-75482?homelistings#post142877

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Nice 3D print accessories for your quick clamps

I wonder if they will fit on harbor freight ends too. I bookmarked this one to try a few prints out and see if they do. https://www.instructables.com/id/More-3D-Printed-Gadgets-for-Woodworking/

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Turning your Micro:bit into a compass

Someone already wrote the code for you, so you just need a nice cover and your Micro:bit can be used as a compass. https://www.instructables.com/id/Microbit-Compass/

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