Monthly Archives: June 2021

Another Kinetic Sand Art Table

Another nice build. I like how the parts are all 3D printed so you do not need to make any custom stuff. I like how he uses fake leather as a buffer between the magnet and the steel ball to … Continue reading

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Cool beer tray

The author uses an arduino to control the LEDS to give the tray a nice light affect. Gives me some ideas for other serving trays. https://www.instructables.com/Rainbow-LED-Roulette-Beer-Tray/

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Making a measuring wheel

Neat build, basically you “roll” the wheel along a distance to get a measurement. Uses an ATiny for the controller. https://www.hackster.io/john-bradnam/measuring-wheel-cf26b6

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Interesting build for a USB microscope

The author takes a part a cheap USB webcam, the lenses from an LED laser pointer, and makes a microscope from it. I did not think the lenses on those laser pointers where that powerful. https://www.instructables.com/Dirt-Cheap-Microscope-With-Professional-Results/

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Nice vaccum table

This one is not as fancy build as some others I have mentioned, but still a nice build. https://www.instructables.com/Super-Sucker-Downdraft-Table-Dust-Free-Sanding-and/

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Cool hat

Basically its an LED scroll sign using bluetooth and an arduino to control it. I like the build, except the LED strip it $40 (before shipping). Seems like a bit much for me. I found smaller ones for $24. I … Continue reading

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building a stand to turn your planer into a Jointer

I have see a few of these builds over time, This one is a bit nicer than some others I have seen. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/how-make-benchtop-jointer-electric-planer-%5Bfree-plans%5D-85746?homelistings#post183014

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DYI pinball machine

Basically its a system with a bunch of solenoids and servos. Its nice to look at how they are going about building this. https://www.instructables.com/DIY-Pinball-Machine-Instructable-Incomplete-Basic/

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Super fancy dust table

The author put alot of thought into support for the table, and angles inside to “roll” the dust towards the vaccum. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/sanding-dust-table-video-85673?homelistings#post182638

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Neat M&M sorter

Neat build, the author 3D printed the hardware and uses an arduino as the brains to sort M&M’s. https://www.instructables.com/Arduino-MM-Color-Sorter/

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