Leaf blower dust collector

Ok this is a clever build, using many cheap and easy to get parts to make a dust collector and seems to work out.

https://www.instructables.com/Dust-Collector-Made-From-a-Leaf-Vacuum/

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Converting old 3D printers to CNC

Nice idea for light CNC work, not so sure about more intense jobs. The author did the conversion for $30. If you have an old 3D printer you could do this, but keep in mind the motors, drive (belt) may not be built to handle moving a dremel thru an object. Also you may not beable to re-use the controller for the motors in all cases.

https://www.instructables.com/Old-3d-Printer-Into-a-CNC-for-Under-30/

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Cool knitting machine

It only makes a french braid. But still pretty clever build.

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/french-knitting-machine-video-94850?homelistings#post217012

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Nice Free standing Lamp build

Nice build over all using metal conduit for the “frame”. I like the black paint finish too. Figure this build would run you under $10 each.

https://www.instructables.com/A-Terrace-Wooden-base-Pole-mounted-Glass-Jar-Light/

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Making an fm jammer

Pretty simple build overall

https://www.instructables.com/DIY-FM-Radio-Jammer-Circuit-Using-LC-Oscillator/

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Simple Heat set press

This is used to press inserts (like nuts) into plastic. Interesting and cheap build overall.

https://www.instructables.com/Easy-Build-Heat-Set-Insert-Press/

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Make a portable propane camp fire

One of the mroe crazy builds I have seen, the author basically turns an ammo box into a grill like setup. Clever build overall

https://www.instructables.com/Tactical-Ammo-Can-Portable-Propane-Fire-Pit/

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Automatic pill dispenser

Nice idea to dispense and tell you if you have taken your pills or not.

https://www.instructables.com/Automatic-Pill-or-Medication-Dispenser/

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Ant weight robot class

Nice article about building lightweight robots for battles

https://hackaday.com/2022/12/18/antweight-combat-robot-tips-shared-from-experience/

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Drill to powersaw

I thought this was a funny build, basically taking a hack saw, drill, and making a bandsaw like thing to cut stuff. Would I do this? No…too much work.

https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/power-hacksaw-cordless-drill-video-92941#post210434

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