Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

Cool 3D printed Lathe, but pricey

Nice looking 3D printed lathe, but…you are looking at 300-400 in material costs (just to have the 3D printed parts done is $160 and up).  At that point you can buy a nice used one. https://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Lathe/

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Interesting build for an automated light switch (bluetooth)

I like the build.  But…not so sure I would use Bluetooth, maybe use an ESP and get wifi instead.  I like Wemo switches but they are sometimes hard to fit in older light boxes, and this could be cheaper too.  … Continue reading

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Make your won SPirometer

Have asthma?  Want to do your own measurments?  Well you can 3D print your own tool to measure (with some other bits). https://makershare.com/projects/3d-printed-spirometer

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A DIY Laser CNC

Nice build but…little leery of the arylic glass for “safety”.  I an not sure how the author determined that particular glass would work. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Metal-Engraving-6watts-Laser-CNC/

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Nice looking Bose like portable speaker

Nice build, I like how the author lists out the components and they are all mostly “plug and play”. http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bose-Soundlink-Mini-Clone/

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Turn your old filament spools into storage containers

I think I saw this a few months ago.  Its a good idea if you have spare filament and a 3D printer big enough to do this. Creating Modular Storage out of Used Filament Spools

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print out your own under cabinet tablet holder

I was actually looking to make something like this.  The authors build is pretty nice and simple.  Only issue I see if having a 3D printer with a big enough bed to print this out.  I have seen a few … Continue reading

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Interesting build for a CNC

Basically adding in a oil or air cooler.  When you start dealing with metal you will need to cool the bit down or go really really slow.  This build seems to be a relatively cheap method to do so ($100 … Continue reading

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Cool Robot hands you can print out…or for under $10, buy

Nice robot hand designs.  Pretty simple and straight forward.  but if you don’t want to tie up your 3D printer, you can buy them in a kit from robotshop.com http://www.robotshop.com/letsmakerobots/parallel-mini-gripper-project

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Cool build for a wind powered music box

Nice build and well documented too. Making Music with the Wind

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