Category Archives: Misc-Life

Using hoverboard motor for wind power

I like this build, pretty simple (thought doesn’t have the vanes yet). And a slow spin already cranks out some impressive voltage https://www.pinterest.com/pin/714805772084375932/

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Cool robot for shutting/opening curtains

This is a need bot that can open and close the curtains for you. Of course you need a decent rod and the curtains need to be those in and over types. The downside is with the discount they are … Continue reading

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Multipurpose table saw sled

I like this build, but a few things I would add is a tape measure on the top of the backstop, a “stop” for repeat cuts, and a sliding bar on the backstop to add stuff to the sled. Of … Continue reading

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Nice build for adding LED’s to a mask

The author sells most of the stuff to do this too. Basically you use conductive tape to line out the postive/ground lines, use sticky LED’s to “glue” onto the mask, and add a battery on the inside (coin). And done. … Continue reading

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Building a simple water sensor for Arduino

Should work with other controllers, basically you have a resistor in a circuit, and if it gets wet, the circuit is shorted out so you detect that. I put 2 wires in a sponge myself (separated) an when the sponge … Continue reading

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Neat homemade bubble machine

Neat build for a homemade bubble machine. Not sure if I would do this myself, it could be nice so you can have a bigger tank, bigger bubbles, faster/slower…etc over the cheap bubble machines you can buy. https://www.instructables.com/Bubble-Blowing-Machine/

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Diffuse LEDs with milk bottles

Nice idea but actually you could use any bottle that is not completely clear. https://www.instructables.com/LED-Diffuser-From-Plastic-Bottle-or-Milk-Bottle/

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A drawbot that can use a multi color pen

Interesting build for a drawbot, it uses a multicolored pen to switch colors, instead of changing the “pen” for each color. https://www.instructables.com/Multicolor-DrawBot/

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Cheap upgrade for an extension cord

This is not a bad idea, box costs about $1.50, outlet another $1.50, just a heavy new plug end is $4-5 dollars. And this way you get 2 plugs https://www.instructables.com/Upgrade-a-Broken-Extension-Cord/

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TinyPilot, an RPi remove KVM

For under $100, the author build a remote KVM that was pretty responsive with a Raspberry Pi. Pretty nice set of directions and cheaper than going with a commercial route https://tinypilotkvm.com/blog/build-a-kvm-over-ip-under-100

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