Category Archives: Tinkering

Nice CNC Etch-a-Sketch build

A bit older article, but its a nice build where the author can draw on an etch-a-sketch.

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Another mini boat build

I can’t remember if I mentioned this build before. They author sells it as a “kit” too. Its a nice looking build, still alot of work to make. https://www.instructables.com/Mini-Boat/

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Interesting build for making multiple silicone mold parts

The author used multiple molds and one clamp to make multiple molds at once (instead of one at a time). Its an interesting build overall.

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Turn an Old Phone Into a Smart Doorbell Camera With Facial Recognition

The phone is basically turned into a wifi camera, an RPI is used for an image server, and then cloud based apps for the rest. https://www.open-electronics.org/turn-an-old-phone-into-a-smart-doorbell-camera-with-facial-recognition/

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Making realistic flapping dragon wings

For a costume. Nice build overall with an arduino controlling the wings. https://www.instructables.com/Arduino-Dragon-Wings-1/

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Use RemoteXY to control a robot arduino

Basically its a wizard for creating an “app” to control an arduino via wireless. Seems pretty neat.

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Another nice CNC for hot-wire cutter

This one is pretty impressive in that its more 3D than other foam cutters I have seen that are 2D. It has the base build similar to a rep-rap.

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Converting a nail light to a UV light for resin prints

With a resin printer, you also will need a UV curing station to harden the final print. These can be a bit costly, but the author modified a home salon light to do this instead.

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Upgrading a cheap CNC

The author upgrades a 1610 (also can do 3018) to the size of a 5050, which is like 50 mm to 500mm. According to the author, it was cheaper than buying a 5050, and he did some other upgrades that … Continue reading

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Neat pan/til camera build

Or you can use it for other items (like a laser pointer). The build it all from 3D printed parts, 2 stepper motors, and an arduino with CNC shield. The sample videos show its moves pretty quick and smooth. https://www.instructables.com/Remotely-Operated-WEBCAM-Laser-Camera-flashlight/

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