Category Archives: Cheap

Nice build for a kids noise maker

Of course I would only make on of these to give to grandkids or nieces/nephews. (Evil grin). https://www.instructables.com/Cranky-Noisemaker-Toy/

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A robot shovel

OK everything in this is in german, but the pictures and video give you the basic jist, its a CNC’ed out parts to make basically a giant scooper for a hand for a robot arm. https://www.instructables.com/GripGrab/

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Converting old hoverboards

So I came across some old hoverboards that where tossed out, most likely to the batteries not holding charge anymore. I got to thinking of projects for these and found out that one, there is opensource firmware for some of … Continue reading

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Another nice CDROM to CNC build

What I like about this build is the only bits you use from the CDROM is the rails and motors, the rest is 3D printed parts. My 2 cents, I would use the motor and slide 3D printed parts, but … Continue reading

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Another nice circular and jig saw guild

This one has a miter built into it. I have to tell you the author does alot of nice jigs and add on’s to tools. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/circular-saw-jigsaw-track-guide-miter-adjustable-87470?homelistings#post189294

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Saw jig to help you start long, thick, straight cuts

At first I wasn’t sure what this was for, til I saw the end of the video, basically you use this to go around the big block of wood you have to “mark” it to make a straight cut with … Continue reading

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Opensource trolling motor controller

Interesting build to basically add in GPS control to a cheap trolling motor for a boat.

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Another nice tray build for a drillpress

The author added in “flaps” on the sides to clamp everything together. Not a bad idea, I build one but I just put some scrap plywood together to make a “thick” board, and then put barrel nuts on one end, … Continue reading

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Impressive LED display build

If you need to make something like a score board and a clock. I like the build but I started thinking, instead of 3D printing the frame, it maybe quicker to use simple boxes and cut out the display part … Continue reading

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A cheaper eggbot build

OK this is one of the cheaper and not looking cheezy builds I have seen for an eggbot. The sides are cut from wood (pattern available). Base is maker bar. Overall a simple build. And…instead of an arduino, its using … Continue reading

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