Monthly Archives: January 2020

Cool bead CNC

Not much on how to make one yourself. But its a nice build that does the bead artwork for you. Even has a hot plate built in to melt everything in. https://gizmodo.com/lazy-artists-will-love-this-plastic-bead-printer-that-a-1839322579

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A ball bearing pick and place machine

The author designed and printed out a robot arm with vacuum to move ball bearings around. Neat build and is more for the classroom than practical purposes.

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Wine bottle engraving CNC

Nice build. The author basically build a CNC engraver for bottles. it can also draw and convert to a standard CNC. You can 3D print the parts from here: https://www.thingiverse.com/make:374703

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Simple RPi media box

Nice build. I have some original RPi’s that could benefit from this. https://github.com/roiyz/PiVidBox/blob/master/README.md

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A spoon based lampshade

Nice lampshade. Not so sure I would put the time into making this, unless I was really hurting for cash (like a college student) and needed something for a light that looked nice https://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Spoon-DIY-Lampshade-for-Home-Decor/

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Cool robot automated eye build

The author uses a couple of cheap servos, an ardiuno, and a 3D printer to make simple eyes that can move around on there own.

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Another nice Lathe build

Bit fancier than I would have built. But still a nice build and the author has plans available. http://www.rcturka.com/wooden-lathe-making-pdf.html

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Making a handheld planer into a tabletop

Nice build, the author made a nice jig for the planer to basically plane down boards to a given size.

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Breaking a $120 lock

I got a kick out of this one. The lockbox has 2 screws in it that once off, you can pop it open.

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Nice knob jig

Nice build for a jig to make knobs. Me…I just hand cut them for now. This build is nice cause it can be used for different number of grab points on the knob.

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