Category Archives: CNC/3D-printing

Cool 3 color CNC wall plotter

Reminds me of the Maslow CNC in its build. Most of the parts are 3D printed and it has an internal gear to switch markers. I like how the author uses vasoline for “grease”. Parts here https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4192091

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3D print a frame for Pingpong ball disffusers

Basically you use the ping pongs as an LED diffuser. Neat idea.

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3D printing forms for making custom paper shapes

Basically the author takes old paper, converts it back to pulp, and then puts it into a form he 3D printed out to shape the paper. Nice idea to make custom containers.

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Mini CNC that can cut metal from 3D printed frame

Interesting build. The author 3D prints and uses stantard parts to make a CNC that can handle metal. Which surpised me given it has plastic and is belt drive.

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Making magnetic LED strip holders

The author as a 3D printable design that will hold the LED strip, and you can glue a small magnet in the back so it “sticks” in place. Interesting build. https://www.instructables.com/LED-Light-Strip-Magnetic-Mount/

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Adding RGB LED’s to PC fans

At first I thought the author was taking the fan apart. No they add in a front layer (frame) that is 3D printed that houses the LEDs Nice build but the amount of LED’s used is crazy. Another nice addition … Continue reading

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Jig for making custom springs

The author designed and 3D printed out the jig, pretty neat overall, me…I have a jar full of springs that I tap into as needed.

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Nice 3D printed Loom

Nice build…myself, well I would do this if I had a kid into looms and wanted to learn 3D printing, else I would just buy a bigger one for $5 at 5-Below. https://www.instructables.com/3D-Printed-Loom/

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Convert your credit card into an NFC payment ring

OK this assumes your card supports NFC, the author basically “melds” the chip in the card out, and puts a new antenna on it that goes around the 3D printed ring. Clever build. Not so sure I would do this … Continue reading

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A simple plotter build

This could be a good project with kids to make a simple stepper motor plotter with and arduino. The motors used and the arduino shield are overkill for this, but if thats what you have on hand… Note that this … Continue reading

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