Category Archives: Cheap

Nice pegboard cart

Nice build for a pegboard cart.  I have a love/hate relationship with pegboard.  One one side its a great and easy way to hang things up.  On the other side, its doesn’t always look good.  And sometimes I need something … Continue reading

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Simple helmet hack for LED lights

The author basically put LED strips on a kids bike helmet and wired in a battery to run them. Cheap and Easy Helmet Lights for the Kids

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A simple forge build

This has to be one of the more simpler builds for a home forge.  I was surpised to see that fire bricks are easy to cut through.  The author build the forge to heat up knifes he was making.

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USB based heaters

OK I haven’t seen these before, basically its an electric heater with a USB input.  The author extends the functionality by adding velcro.  Me, I am just impressed these exist and are cheap.

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Bucket handle

Nice build from the author, basically he was looking for a better handle and used some black pipe for the purpose.  Not so sure I would have (cost would add up fast).  Maybe use some PVC instead?

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Make a garden cart

I remember my grandfather having a cart like this.  It was a bit bigger and he bought it.  Looking at the materials its going to be $80 to built this cart.  The “bought” version can be found as low at … Continue reading

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Nice build for an umbrella table

Relatively straight forward build too.

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Simple water de-salinator

No idea if I spelt that one right.  Anyways its a simple method to show how you can use sunlight to get salt out of water (to drink it).

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Make a nice looking paper flower

With ALOT of coffee filters, plus side is the filters are cheap.  Downside…this could take some time.

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Write-up on using an RPi with a K40 Laser Cutter

I have been tempted a few times to get one of these laser cutters, they are typically around $400 and seem to be “OK” for CCC (cheap chinese crap).   But ditching the controller software and going opensource is tempting too. … Continue reading

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