Category Archives: Tinkering

Cool pastry flattener

Its interesting to watch this guy on youtube. He is a chef but builds of rather interesting gizmos.

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Making an Omnibot CNC plotter

First time I have seen one with 3 wheels instead of 4 and a write-up that involves the math behind it. Omni wheels have come down alot on price too…I saw some for $10 each. https://www.instructables.com/id/Omni-Wheel-CNC-Plotter-V2/

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A radio controlled wheelbarrow

The author did it to “race” the wheelbarrow. Me…interesting build and would be nice for a more practical use, like as a wheelbarrow that is motorized.

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Neat analog clock build

Neat build, author is using an arduino nano for the controller. https://www.instructables.com/id/Analog-Style-Led-POV-Clock-With-Arduino-Nano/

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Nice CNC cut end table

Nice build, but…you need a full size 8×4 CNC to cut this one out. In other words this is for a pro shop. Or maybe a makerspace https://www.instructables.com/id/Bed-Table/

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Make a mini pocket pump

Nice build, pretty simple one too. This could be expanded upon for maybe a powered squirt gun. Thought I don’t know if it would have enough pressure behind it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-sized-Water-Pump/

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Interesting kit to make a POV

Call the jolliPOV. It uses an arduino nano for the controller. You can shake it yourself for the words, or attack it to a motor. The kit is $16 plus shipping, and does not include the arduino. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-POV-Display-Stick-JolliPOV-Stick/

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Make a CNC zen garden

I have seen a few other builds like this in the past. Me…the author should next automate the CNC to do patterns. https://www.instructables.com/id/100-Zen-Garden-CNC-Table-Powered-by-Arduino/

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Cool plywood riser

Nice build where the author has a laser CNC to cut out all the parts for a shelf. https://www.instructables.com/id/Interlocking-Plywood-Laptop-Riser/

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Clever tank tread build

The design (that you can 3D print out) uses plastic BB’s as the fastener and bearing for the tread.

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