A drawbot that can use a multi color pen

Interesting build for a drawbot, it uses a multicolored pen to switch colors, instead of changing the “pen” for each color.

https://www.instructables.com/Multicolor-DrawBot/

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Cheap upgrade for an extension cord

This is not a bad idea, box costs about $1.50, outlet another $1.50, just a heavy new plug end is $4-5 dollars. And this way you get 2 plugs

https://www.instructables.com/Upgrade-a-Broken-Extension-Cord/

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TinyPilot, an RPi remove KVM

For under $100, the author build a remote KVM that was pretty responsive with a Raspberry Pi. Pretty nice set of directions and cheaper than going with a commercial route

https://tinypilotkvm.com/blog/build-a-kvm-over-ip-under-100

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Power wheels fishing cart

The author basically took a power wheels kid car and converted it to be a assisted fishing cart. Nice idea but these kids cars can be a bit underpowered. I have also seen folks adapt these cars to use power tool batteries too.

https://www.instructables.com/Power-Wheels-Fishing-Cart/

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Convert a RPi zero to a RPi

Basically its a daughter card for the RPi zero that can convert it so it has the full footprint of a RPi. Board runs around $15, so 15 + 10 for the zero (if you can find one) is a bit cheaper than buying a RPi3 these days.

https://www.hackster.io/news/spotpear-s-adapter-boards-bulk-out-the-raspberry-pi-zero-family-to-match-the-raspberry-pi-3-4-f3cf4d96008c#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16668731407917&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.hackster.io%2Fnews%2Fspotpear-s-adapter-boards-bulk-out-the-raspberry-pi-zero-family-to-match-the-raspberry-pi-3-4-f3cf4d96008c

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Cloning a tree

Nice write-up on how to clone a tree to make more of them. Only downside is if the one tree gets sick, they all could. My 2 cents, get 2 trees to start with and mix and match from there.

https://www.instructables.com/Making-a-Natural-Fence-by-Propagating-Trees-From-B/

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Nice breathing light LED build

The author used a simple circuit to make a breathing LED light circle. Could be a nice build for halloween.

https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-a-12V-LED-Breathing-Light/

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Big 7 segment display

Need to make your own scoreboard, this is a nice build to start from, the large display uses an arduino to control it and the 2 digit display the author made was for timing swim trials.

https://hackaday.com/2022/07/27/you-can-build-a-giant-7-segment-display-of-your-very-own/

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Dowel making jig

https://youtu.be/kudYtytZrDY

Simple jig to make dowel rods. Cost of wood has been going up alot lately, so this and some other builds could be worth it.

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/dowel-making-jig-video-92673#post209547

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Make your own light bar

Nice build, the author uses the plastic cardboard, a strip of LED lights, and some rods to make a cheap light bar. I wonder if we could do this even cheaper? Maybe just with scrap wood?

 https://www.instructables.com/DIY-LED-TowerBar-Light/

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