Category Archives: Misc-Life

Nice home made belt sander

Nice looking build. Me, I think I would just buy a portable one and put it on its side.

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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.

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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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Someone has too much time on their hands

This is a self contained spitball gun. Load in water, toilet paper, and launch your spitballs.

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Making a button dispenser

Nice build, the author built a button dispenser with a touch sensor.

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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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Using a grinder with a lathe

OK seems a bit crazy, but the author made a duplicator for his lathe with a grinder. Why? Well the grinder can take the wood off even faster, and the duplicator so you can make multiple table legs for example. … Continue reading

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Portable water pump

Interesting build. I like the use of pipe for the vanes of the 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.

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