Category Archives: Cheap

Cheap camera rigs

Interesting video on different ways to take a camera for certain shots with “cheap” equipment.

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Convert a bike pump into a vaccum pump

Nice build (and good to use for experiments with kids). https://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-manual-vacuum-pump-for-under-%252420-by-convert/

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Using expanding foam for air wings

Interesting build. The author uses the foam to make the mold and the resulting wing for a model airplane.

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Interesting Oscillating sander build

Not so sure I would go to the extent the author did to build this. But still a nice idea and build overall. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-spindle-sander-oscillating-machine-76002?homelistings#post144991

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Cool grafitti robot

OK kindof a robot. The author still needs to move the skateboard. Anyways the bot writes out a message in chalk dust (from chalk spray) as you skate along. Me…Would be nice to automate that bit and I wish the … Continue reading

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Nice clamp build

The author provides the plans to build it for free too. This looks like a good design to convert to a CNC as well. http://www.rcturka.com/quick-cam-clamps-pdf.html

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Nice drill press table build

Nice build, I like how it has built in grooves to hold the clamps down. Me…I bought a cheap table at Harbor Freight for $30. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drill-Press-Table-and-Fence/

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Nice build for a mini electric belt sander

Its alot of work but you can build it with mostly basic tools. Not sure if the motor used will be enough to power it thought.

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Nice drill press conversion

Not so sure I would do this, the authors swapped out the old drillpress motor for brushless motor that has a speed control on it. Instead of using pulleys to change out the speed. Nice build but alot of work. … Continue reading

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Scrap parts CNC

HomoFaciens makes some clever CNC’s out of misc materials. Here is another nice build he did out of scraps.

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