Category Archives: Cheap

Nice coffee table build to RPi Arcade

Only thing that is a little different is the use of a VESA mount to attach the Monitor.  Me…I would build it into the table. http://lifehacker.com/how-to-create-the-ultimate-tech-infused-retro-arcade-co-521331796

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Nice looking chisel shelf

Nice looking build.  I like the overall build..not su sure I would make it this fancy thought. http://www.instructables.com/id/Chisel-Shelf/

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Build a cheap Pneumatic Cylinder

Not sure what the author was using these for.  But a nice build.  This one looks like a double action based one?  Unfortunately they do not have a video of it in action. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cheapest-Pneumatic-Cylinder-Ever-Possible-Less/?ALLSTEPS

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Arduino Controlled PWM fans to cool a PC rack

Actually I was looking at this build for some other cooling needs myself.  Not so much a computer rack.  I have lots of “fans” around from PC’s I have stripped over the years from the side of the road.  Always … Continue reading

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Mini Router table

Nice build where the author took the side plate for a router and basically used it to mount to a table.  I was looking at this and thinking…gee I could do something like this but just use the rods to … Continue reading

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Nice video on what to look for issues with a used bike (bicycle).

Good video on what to look for with a used bike that could be issues. http://lifehacker.com/what-to-look-for-when-buying-a-used-bike-1792352738

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Simple solar follower

This could be a good project for kids, building a simple solar tracker with a small cell. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Follower-Solar-Panel/

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Some simple floating shelves

Author says its about $7 per shelf.  I think its closer to $10 in NY. http://lifehacker.com/build-and-mount-your-own-floating-shelves-for-about-sev-1792594358

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Build a cheap workbench ($50)

Using one sheet of plywood and a bunch of 2x4s, you to can build this simple workbench.  Its cheaper than ones from Harbor Freight (which you still have too put together). https://www.familyhandyman.com/workshop/workbench/how-to-build-a-workbench-super-simple-50-bench/view-all

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Making an cantenna

Nice write-up on building a cantenna.  I haven’t seen one of these in a few years. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-make-a-wifi-antenna-out-of-a-pringles-can-nb/

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