Category Archives: Arduino

Making an automated chop saw

The author basically build a system that would cut up bar stock into smaller pieces. Why? Not sure. But if you have to make a bunch of them, this would be worth it. Whole thing is controlled by an Arduino … Continue reading

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Make your own Andorian antennas

Interesting build. They rotate back and forth and an arduino is used to control them. https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-Andorian-Antenna/

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Another simple 3D printed plotter CNC

This is like the CDROM based CNC’s but…its all 3D printed and is using servos instead of steppers. Its using the ESP for a controller and seems to be doing a pretty good job of it. https://www.instructables.com/id/Tracey-Drawing-Machine/

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Cool build for a smart buoy

The build is to measure aspects of the ocean. Its a nice build but not so sure if the average person can make it (the 3D print is pretty big). I wonder if they could switch to using plumping supplies … Continue reading

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Nice little CNC plotter

I like this build. I was doing something similar with CDROM drives, but this is easier and uses servos over steppers. https://www.instructables.com/id/Tracey-Drawing-Machine/

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POV with a real fan

The author basically build the POV circuit and then took the fan blade off and put it in its place. I would have been more impressed if he kept the fan blade with it. https://www.instructables.com/id/BIG-POV-Fan-HACKED/

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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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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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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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Nice looking CNC plotter from CDROMS

Nice looking plotter build. I was a bit leery about the “cheap” cost of this when I saw a dedicated motor controller board for the arduino. Til I found it on banggood for 3-4 dollars.

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