Category Archives: Cheap

Another RPi game console build

Nice build where the author takes older parts and scrape wood to make it. https://hackadaycom.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/rc-paper-airplane-featured.jpg?w=800

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Cool paper airplane

The author took a cheap micro drone and converted it to work on a paper airplane. RC Paper Airplane From Guts Of Quadcopter

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Nice build for a variable benchtop power supply

Nice build, even if you did it by hand instead of using a 3D printer for the case. http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Power-Supply-1/

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Nice arduino POV fan display

The author 3D prints the fan, but most of the build could be done with off the shelf materials too. http://www.electronoobs.com/eng_arduino_tut21.php

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Make your own bench boards

So you got ones of those vice benches, and the boards on it are all worn out.  Then you can use this write-up to build spares. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Spare-Diy-Bench-Boards-and-Save-Mone/

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Interesting build of a Dyson fan from scratch

The author builds even a PC fan in this one from scratch.  Me…I think I would just use one from an old PC. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Dyson-Fan-at-Home/

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Make a custom Illuminated LED sign

Nice build, I like how the author hollowed out the letters for the LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Illuminated-LED-Sign/

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Cool countdown build with Micro:bit

I started tinkering with a Micro:bit, they have a nice simple interface for kids and looks like its a project that is taking off (they are cheap too).  The author here as a nice simple project you can do with … Continue reading

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Card Reader for equipment

Nice build with an arduino to automate access to equipment. http://www.instructables.com/id/Card-Reading-Shop-Power-Switch/

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Nice and cheap build for a light panel

The author took some LED stripes, and a broken LCD monitor for its case to make the panel.  Nice idea (I can see doing this to make a light for plants. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Super-Bright-LED-Light-Panel-Simple-/

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