Category Archives: Tinkering

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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Making your own lie detector

Now you have to attach staps to the person, but its an interesting build using an arduino to tell when someon is not telling the truth.

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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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Turn a RPi into a Dogecoin miner

Not so sure how much you would get from this, or if you get even close to enough to cover the electric costs. Anyways could be a good way to into people into mining. https://www.instructables.com/How-to-Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Crypto-Miner-Dogecoin/

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Nice short write-up on using dowels for joints

The author does a nice job on how you can a tool called the dowelmax to use dowels as corner joints. But…I have seen several homemade tools that do the same job. Still nice article to read up on.

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Using a RPi as a security camera

Interesting build. Myself, I am still fond of Wyze cameras, thought some changes have me a little concerned. https://www.makeuseof.com/create-a-multi-camera-cctv-system-with-raspberry-pi-and-motioneyeos/

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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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