Category Archives: Misc-Life

Rochester NY is one of the top 20 places to work for STEM?

I had to check the list twice.  Rochester NY is #19.  How I am not sure…maybe cause of the medical field? https://smartasset.com/mortgage/best-places-stem-jobs-pay-2017

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Build a cheap Pneumatic Cylinder

Not sure what the author was using these for.  But a nice build.  This one looks like a double action based one?  Unfortunately they do not have a video of it in action. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cheapest-Pneumatic-Cylinder-Ever-Possible-Less/?ALLSTEPS

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Mini Router table

Nice build where the author took the side plate for a router and basically used it to mount to a table.  I was looking at this and thinking…gee I could do something like this but just use the rods to … Continue reading

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Simple solar follower

This could be a good project for kids, building a simple solar tracker with a small cell. http://www.instructables.com/id/Sun-Follower-Solar-Panel/

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How to setup a minecraft server at home

Nice article on how to do it on your own at home.  Downside maybe the power it uses up.  So a hosted site (around $10 a month) maybe a cheaper option. How to Run a Simple Local Minecraft Server (With … Continue reading

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Some simple floating shelves

Author says its about $7 per shelf.  I think its closer to $10 in NY. http://lifehacker.com/build-and-mount-your-own-floating-shelves-for-about-sev-1792594358

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Convert your CT scan into a 3D print

Pretty nice write-up.  Next time I get a CT Scan I’ll have to try this out. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Easily-and-Automatically-Convert-a-CT-Scan-/

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Nice build for a pop-up trunk shelf

I like this build, the author added in a shelf for the trunk of a sport utility on the cheap, and it folds down to stay out of the way.  Only a few things that maybe worth changing.  One, you … Continue reading

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CNC a Nail Stamp Plate

Very clever build.  The author used a CNC to make small templates to paint nails with. http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Milled-Nail-Stamp-Plate/?ALLSTEPS

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Nice concrete lamp

The author built it for the outdoors.  Its a nice build but I would do one thing different, instead of drilling the holes needed maybe put in pipe so the holes are already available. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Indoor-Outdoor-Concrete-Lamp-2/?ALLSTEPS

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