Make a vise metal brake

I like this build, but I don’t have a welder so I may have to come up with an alternative.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Vise-Brake-Press-Great-Angle-Any-Time-Choose-/

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Add a harbor freight caliper to your drill press

Not a bad idea, the digital calipers are $10 or less and its a nice way to add a readout onto the drill press.  Downside, the batteries on them wear out fast, so you may need to add in an on/off switch too.

http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/drill-press-dro-20183?homelistings#post28858

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Great, now you can annoy the whole family with Pikachi

Apparently you can change Google Home or Alexia to use Pikachu voice now.

http://www.ubergizmo.com/2017/11/pikachu-talk-released-google-home-alexa/?utm_source=mainrss

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Guide to Makerspaces in Rochester NY

I have not personally been to any of these yet.

Maker’s Guide to Rochester, New York

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Nice thickness planer with a handheld sander

I have seen sanding platforms built in the past with handheld sanders.  But this is the first thickness planer I have seen with one.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/138762

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Another interesting woodworking site

Seems to be relatively new site, has some interesting woodworking projects.

https://www.izzyswan.com/

 

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A paper log maker

I wish the author had a little more detail on how this was built.  Its a clever build to turn paper into logs.  Given you need to wait for them to dry.

http://drbyte9.wixsite.com/bluehaze-woodworking/logjammer

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Who says kids don’t tinker

Actually this is a bit scary of a build.  Seems to work thought.

3D Print Yourself A Flame Thrower

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Make a jig to make dowel rod

Clever build, but….I think I would just get the stuff at home depot

http://woodgears.ca/dowel/making.html#maker

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Apparently Amazon has tossed a ring in for FreeRTOS

Interesting that Amazon is backing FreeRTOS.  I haven’t used the OS myself but it seems pretty lightweight when compared to Linux.  Maybe worth a look if you are building a scaled down system and want AWS support.

Amazon FreeRTOS is a new operating system for microcontroller-based IoT devices

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