Category Archives: Cheap

Make a laser chaser bot for your dogs

I have thought about doing this myself. Pretty simple build to do but looks like the laser is not too random in its movement. Thought you can change the code to be more random. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Laser-Dog-Chaser-Toy/

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The poor persons CNC

Or a “ghetto CNC”. Pretty straight forward build with simple materials. Fun to watch (amazed how well it works). I love the nut build he uses for anti backlash nuts. https://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-ROUTER-HOME-MADE/

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Make a cardboard creaser to fold cardboard

Not a bad idea, I usually just score a line with a knife, but this seems like a better idea to make a score (without cutting it). Simple build too. https://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Bender/

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Grinder belt build on the cheap

OK this is more along the lines of a build I could do (no welding involved). Its all wood based and pretty simple. Not so sure I would use a drill for the motor thought. http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/diy-belt-grinder-2×48-71538?homelistings#post128127

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Nice jig to scroll saw build

Nice build the author did (video only).

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Cheap Thermal Camera with RPi

Rather simple build once the author figured out how to get the RPi to talk to the camera. The camera is a MLX90640 made by Melexis. but you want the one with a controller board GY-MCU90640. Which runs for $80. … Continue reading

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Opensource hearing aid

OK after seeing how much pro hearing aids run (3 grand easy). I can see why there is an opensource project. Article indicates the board will run around $250, not including headset. But still thats 10% of the cost of … Continue reading

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Make a drill powered hacksaw

Interesting build. Seen a few of these over the years, this one is the first that seems pretty sturdy compared to others I have seen over the years with 3D printed parts.

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Portable water pump

Interesting build. I like the use of pipe for the vanes of the pump. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cordless-Water-Pump/

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Interesting battery operated sander

Interesting build. Not so sure I would make it battery operated based. But hey, it works right. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cordless-Disc-Sander/

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