Category Archives: Tinkering

Interesting build for Christmas lights

Using Arduinos and addressable LED strips, the author make “poles” for LEDs that he could control wirelessly. https://www.instructables.com/Wi-Fi-Controlled-WS2812B-Individually-Addressable-/

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Another simple respirator build

With the covid counts going up, this stuff has been crossing my mind a bit more. THis is a pretty simple build if you can get the airbag to use to inflate lungs. Its amazing how simple the technology overall … Continue reading

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Wow this is one heck of a table saw sled

This sled has multiple options to it (the video only shows one new one). I like this guys build. Puts my homemade sled to shame. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/new-way-use-table-saw-sled-makes-mitered-boxes-inline-splines-snap-81379?homelistings#post166037

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Interesting coil winder

Interesting build. I am not completely sure what the smaller coils are for, but I could see re purposing this build for coils for a generator. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/arduino-based-coil-winding-machine-video-81426?homelistings#post166223

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Nice Chess playing robot

But way more work than I would do to make one. Nice build overall thought. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Built-a-Chess-Robot-With-Arduino-Mega/

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3D print (and design) an oreo dipper

I just got a kick out of this one. The author goes on how to design and print out your own dipper that you can put ontop of your glass of milk or bowl. https://www.instructables.com/id/Oreo-Dipper-Silly-Solutions/

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Nice corner clamp build

Nice build for picture frames or other items like it. Me, I bought some cheap clamps at Harbor Freight that do the job for me. But I would love to have a set as nice looking as these. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/quick-corner-clamp-video-80892?homelistings#post164063

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Convert your 2.5D CNC to a 5 axis

This is a nice build, the author took one of those cheap small Chinese CNC’s and 3D printed the parts needed to make a 5 axis out of it. Me, I like this build, one thing I would do differently … Continue reading

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Nice rug build, maybe good for cosplay armor

Nice looking build, now this would not work for real armor as you need some overlay on each piece, but it looks cool and could make a good costume based armor. https://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Bear-Skin-Rug-Moves-Like-Real-Cloth/

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Cool 3D print cat (maybe dog) toy

Nice build, the parts you can 3D print out, and with 2 servos, a laser pointer, and an ESP, you can build one yourself. I could see expanding this build myself. https://www.instructables.com/id/LaserCat/

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