Category Archives: Tinkering

Simple model airplane controller

with an ESP board. Pretty nice idea. He is using the wifi chip in the ESP to control the motors on the plane

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Simple re purposed lamp

I did something similar to this build. But I didn’t 3D print the parts out. Instead I used PVC pipe and a few other parts to make a shop light for my grinder stand. https://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Desk-Lamp/

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Making a Thermal Insert Press

All …OK well mostly with 3D printed parts. The press is used to heat up metal, such as nut inserts, to push/melt into a plastic fitting. Great for say a plastic box that needs it. Me…unless I am making a … Continue reading

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Simple table saw cross cut sled

I am a little mixed on these half sized cross cut sleds, they take up alot less space and easier to cart around, but you loose the contact point on the bit you are cutting off. https://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/table-saw-crosscut-sled/

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I like this crowne build

Only downside is the LED ring used is only 6 inches wide. Oh and the Acrylic was cut with a laser cutter (so if you don’t have one…). I think the design could be adapted for a …well larger head. … Continue reading

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Another nice small bench build

This is another nice, simple bench build. The plans could easily be converted to something you put on a CNC and if I figure it out right, can be down in a 1/2 of a sheet of plywood. https://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/projects/how-to-build-a-small-bench/

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3 sites to Download Virtual Disk Images

I typically download the ISO and make my own image. But this could be a quicker way to get started with an image. I have heard of virtualboxes.org in the past, but the other two I have not tried out … Continue reading

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3D print your press brake

Interesting, the author using PLA 3D printed the template for a press brake to make a bunch of different shaped templates for the press. They seem to work pretty good too.

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CNC to make wooden 3D prints

I have seen this with paper, gee 10-15 years ago, but looks like some folks are now doing it with sheets of wood.

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Mediapipe, opensource project to read hands

Its for hand tracking and translating sign language. Seems like an interesting project written in C++ https://github.com/google/mediapipe/tree/master/mediapipe/framework

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