Category Archives: Cheap

Nice write-up on using an image to convert to use on CNC

The whole thing is done with opensource hardware and software too. Two things mentioned that I haven’t tried before are jscut.org, which can be used to convert SVG to gcode. And cncjs, which is a CAM like software for controlling … Continue reading

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Adding EL Wire to a Veil

Nice build for a bridal veil using EL wire.  The wire is pretty nice to use and bright, but…the power supply for them typically have a humm to it. https://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Bridal-Veil/

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Make your own drinking straw

OK I could get worked up how everyone is freaking out over straws when I see a whole lot of other larger items going in the trash.  But it is a starting point.  Anyways, nice write up on how to … Continue reading

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Nice air filter build

Only thing is it uses an car air filter instead of a hepa based one. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/smoke-eater-air-cleaner-bench-67796?homelistings#post111641

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Turning a can top into a fish hook

I like this idea, pretty simple way to turn a can top into a fishing hook.  Only down side is you need to have something to cut it with. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/beer-can-tab-fishing-hook-photo-70909?homelistings#post124696

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Make your own simple metal bender

Or pipe bender.  I like this build but I would make one change, maybe put multiple holes on the handle so you can adjust for different pipe/metal sizes.  If you have the material on hand, this would be worth building.  … Continue reading

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Last cut mini trees to make a big one

Nice build, the author came up with a pattern that you can cut out to make mini trees that you can put together to make a big tree.  My 2 cents, I would make some holes in the boards too … Continue reading

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Neat portable wind power build

Pretty simply build, use 2 cloth like vanes and a motor, put it all on a string and attach it to a charger.  I am looking to see if I can find a write up on this one too. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/wind-powered-portable-electric-generator-gif-70788?homelistings#post124289

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Print your own Linear servo actuator

I like this build/print.  Basically you can 3D print out the actuator to fit on standard hobby servos. Save a Few Steps on Your Next Build with These Easy Linear Actuators

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Use your 3D printer to make plastic springs

The site has a g-code generator to make the springs with a 3D printer.  Pretty cool https://makefastworkshop.com/hacks/?p=20181112

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