Category Archives: Misc-Life

Nice concrete night light

I really should try some of these builds.  I have lots of extra LEDs, some scrap plexiglass (small pieces), and a bit of concrete or wood to use up. http://www.instructables.com/id/Concrete-Cube-Low-Power-Night-Light/

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Nice write-up on adding a panel to a grinder to make it into a table saw and circular saw combo

Author only did it in a PDF file for directions for some reason. http://rick.sparber.org/agts.pdf

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Cool heart build

Nice idea to build out of scrap branches.  FYI its all held together with wood glue. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Wooden-Heart-With-a-Mold/

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Convert a lighter to be an extension fire starter

Nice build on converting a lighter to use a plugger to start flame from a bit farther away (and not burn yourself). http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Gas-Igniter-Best-Recycle-Idea/  

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Simple TV remote jammer

No CPU needed, just a simple circuit that pretty much floods IR. http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Jammer-Circuit-555-Timer-Projects-Simple/

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Simple bottle light without cutting

Well cutting glass.  I like this build, not only is it pretty simple, but you could swap out for different bottles too. http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Bottle-Lamp/

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Interesting swamp cooler

This one has water going over the bucket and trickling down the foam stuff and getting blown thru. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Mode-FIGJAM-5-Gallon-Bucket-Swamp-Cooler/

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Speed control without an arduino

Basically you are using a stepstick (motor controller) like board with some resistors  and caps to make a user controlled motor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Speed-and-Direction-Control-Without-/

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Interesting mini lathe build

This is an interesting build.  I like the plexi glass look, but I question the durability of it.  Anyways I also like the use of the aluminum rails (instead of making ones out of wood).  This could be a nice … Continue reading

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Cool wine stand build

I could see migrating this build to a CNC.  The author has templates and directions for the build are pretty good.   I like how it folds down and is portable. http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Wine-Stand/

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