Instructables: exploring - - techshop - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 1 May 2016 16:28:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino powered GLCD (Graphic LCD) - I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-powered-GLCD-Graphic-LCD-I-made-it-at-/
Arduino powered GLCD (Graphic LCD) - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/7W0M/H672XV97/FE27W0MH672XV97.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/7W0M/H672XV97/FE27W0MH672XV97.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE2/7W0M/H672XV97/FE27W0MH672XV97.SMALL.jpg madebyjoe Displays are always nice. So far I've just been demonstrating how to use 7-segmented displays to display numbers using very few resources. But what if you want to display text? Or pictures? Or both? Well in order to do that, you're going to need a simple LCD screen. Now there are simple led screens...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:40:51 PDT
Mount Baby Monitor Camera in the Crib http://www.instructables.com/id/Mount-Baby-Monitor-Camera-in-the-Crib/
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Fri, 18 May 2012 16:22:25 PDT
How to properly load an end mill into a vertical mill http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-properly-load-an-end-mill-into-a-vertical-m/
How to properly load an end mill into a vertical mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/MBEF/H3Z3KOJB/FTFMBEFH3Z3KOJB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/MBEF/H3Z3KOJB/FTFMBEFH3Z3KOJB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/MBEF/H3Z3KOJB/FTFMBEFH3Z3KOJB.SMALL.jpg crustyscupper Okay folks, this is just a quick tutorial on mounting that end mill (or other cutter, etc) into an R8 collet in the mill, and getting it gripped correctly to prevent damage to your cutter, collet, workpiece, your face, your buddies face, etc. There are a few things to check on when mounting a cutter...
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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 02:06:57 PDT
Drilling Metal with a Drill Press http://www.instructables.com/id/Drilling-Metal-with-a-Drill-Press/
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 13:10:12 PST
How to build a Sandwich board, or an "A" sign http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Sandwich-board-or-and-A-sign/
How to build a Sandwich board, or an "A" sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/6MMG/H3CS36OB/FM96MMGH3CS36OB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/6MMG/H3CS36OB/FM96MMGH3CS36OB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/6MMG/H3CS36OB/FM96MMGH3CS36OB.SMALL.jpg code_neon We recently had our open house at TechShop in San Jose. To help direct traffic and pedestrians, we created these signs. We wanted something that was sturdy, and  was relatively cheap so we would have to worry to much if the sign "walked away." Here is a quick instructable on how to make an easy sign...
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Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:38:17 PDT
Dremel Chop Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Chop-Saw/
Dremel Chop Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/CRPB/ILY0O6F3/F0LCRPBILY0O6F3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/CRPB/ILY0O6F3/F0LCRPBILY0O6F3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/CRPB/ILY0O6F3/F0LCRPBILY0O6F3.SMALL.jpg HTMF Metal Pizza You may have seen displays for K&S Engineering Metals tubing in some hobby stores.What I like about this tubing is that the OD of one size just fits inside the ID of the next size up. I use this feature to make journal type bearings for some of my sculptures.While the tubing can be cut with a small ...
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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:08:19 PDT
Perfectly sharpen tungsten for TIG welding! http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfectly-sharpen-tungsten-for-TIG-welding/
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:25:24 PDT
Replacing Clutch and Brake levers on motorcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Clutch-and-Brake-levers-on-motorcycle/
Replacing Clutch and Brake levers on motorcycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/XLX3/GZ6I5H0R/FYYXLX3GZ6I5H0R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/XLX3/GZ6I5H0R/FYYXLX3GZ6I5H0R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/XLX3/GZ6I5H0R/FYYXLX3GZ6I5H0R.SMALL.jpg jumb5150 For this instructable, we are going to be installing clutch and brake levers on a Kawasaki Ninja 650R. A friend of mine bought a bike a couple of weeks ago. The brake and clutch levers were bent and broken as a result of a drop. We are going to be using levers from a company known as "Ride it" for t...
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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 12:17:38 PST
HOW TO FIND OUT WHICH WIRE HAS POWER IN A USB CABLE http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-FIND-OUT-WHICH-WIRE-HAS-POWER-IN-A-USB-CABL/
HOW TO FIND OUT WHICH WIRE HAS POWER IN A USB CABLE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/6STI/H1EN003O/FTX6STIH1EN003O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/6STI/H1EN003O/FTX6STIH1EN003O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/6STI/H1EN003O/FTX6STIH1EN003O.SMALL.gif GregoriNiculitcheff I checked it out @ Techshop Quick answer: RED and BLACK First, you will need to find an used USB cable, a multimeter and a X-acto blade. (You can't see but the red and black wires are already peeled, may be someone tried before me to extract power from this cable) Then you need to peel the w...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 12:50:29 PDT
Arduino Bluetooth Serial Connections! - I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Bluetooth-Serial-Connections-I-made-it-/
Arduino Bluetooth Serial Connections! - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/TA8A/H672MV0M/FG5TA8AH672MV0M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/TA8A/H672MV0M/FG5TA8AH672MV0M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/TA8A/H672MV0M/FG5TA8AH672MV0M.SMALL.jpg madebyjoe This is an introduction on how to setup, make a basic connection, and send data to and from an Arduino using Bluetooth! Bluetooth is great for transmitting data over medium distances and what's more, Arduino just treats it like a serial data connection. This means that we can use the Serial Library...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:56:50 PDT
Screen Print a Poster with Multiple Colors http://www.instructables.com/id/Screen-Print-a-Poster-with-Multiple-Colors/
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:25:39 PDT
Destructible- How to disassemble a couch http://www.instructables.com/id/Destructible-How-to-disassemble-a-couch/
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:48:34 PDT
How to restore headlights on a budget! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-restore-headlights-on-a-budget/
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 13:10:07 PDT
Introduction to Files and Rasps http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-Files-and-Rasps/
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Fri, 8 Feb 2008 14:26:56 PST
Hanging headboard neatly very close to the wall http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-headboard-neatly-very-close-to-the-wall/
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Mon, 21 May 2012 19:16:18 PDT
Laser Etching Anodized Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etching-Anodized-Aluminum/
Laser Etching Anodized Aluminum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/O8JH/GZPZMLEM/FK0O8JHGZPZMLEM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/O8JH/GZPZMLEM/FK0O8JHGZPZMLEM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/O8JH/GZPZMLEM/FK0O8JHGZPZMLEM.SMALL.jpg saratogadude This Instructable will show you how to use a laser cutter to etch anodized aluminum.   I live near a DIY workshop called TechShop - they have $1M worth of equipment that I can get access to for about $100 a month.  One piece of equipment they have is the Epilog laser cutter.  Etching aluminum with s...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:02:43 PDT
9 Alternative Storage Ideas http://www.instructables.com/id/9-Alternative-Storage-Ideas/
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 06:04:58 PST
How to make a Chladni plate (vibrating membrane) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Chladi-plate-vibrating-membrane/
How to make a Chladni plate (vibrating membrane) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/3I37/H4VQ69T7/FVM3I37H4VQ69T7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/3I37/H4VQ69T7/FVM3I37H4VQ69T7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/3I37/H4VQ69T7/FVM3I37H4VQ69T7.SMALL.jpg cesar harada One can "see sound". Or... "A plate or membrane vibrating at resonance is divided into regions vibrating in opposite directions, bounded by lines of zero vibration called nodal lines." [wikipedia] These are figures are made with salt on this rig.  I have seen many ways I could build my own DIY...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 13:14:53 PDT
Stick together: How to properly use Super 77 spray adhesive http://www.instructables.com/id/Stick-together-How-to-properly-use-Super-77-spray/
Stick together: How to properly use Super 77 spray adhesive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/N3NL/H3DC0F9Y/FZCN3NLH3DC0F9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/N3NL/H3DC0F9Y/FZCN3NLH3DC0F9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/N3NL/H3DC0F9Y/FZCN3NLH3DC0F9Y.SMALL.jpg code_neon Sticking things together can be a pain sometimes, especially if you are using inferior adhesives. If your goal is to do precision gluing, than this product may not be for you (You should be looking at high end super glues, or some brush on adhesives). However, if you want to cover large areas with a...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 11:34:52 PDT
Arduino powered 7 seg LED display using Shift Registers - I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-powered-7-seg-LED-display-using-Shift-Regi/
Arduino powered 7 seg LED display using Shift Registers - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/47BV/H5R9ET9Y/F9647BVH5R9ET9Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/47BV/H5R9ET9Y/F9647BVH5R9ET9Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/47BV/H5R9ET9Y/F9647BVH5R9ET9Y.SMALL.jpg madebyjoe Seven segmented displays are great. They are pretty simple, don't take much power, and have a lot of flexibility when it comes to displaying numbers. But setting aside 14 pins just to run it is such a pain. If only there was a way to use them without sacrificing so many precious pins. Turns out ther...
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21:24:27 PDT
Changing Motorcycle Handlebars - Yes, it's that ridiculously simple! http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-Motorcycle-Handlebars-Yes-its-that-ri/
Changing Motorcycle Handlebars - Yes, it's that ridiculously simple! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/2EQB/H2TIUBWC/F7Y2EQBH2TIUBWC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/2EQB/H2TIUBWC/F7Y2EQBH2TIUBWC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/2EQB/H2TIUBWC/F7Y2EQBH2TIUBWC.SMALL.jpg irmiger So, you've been sitting in the same position now for the last three hours. Your shoulders and forearms are killing you and your hands are cramping up so badly you have to alternately drop them in your lap to get some sort of feeling back. Not one for seriously deep thought, it takes a minute to unde...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 06:49:42 PDT
See Infrared LED Light with an iPhone 4... http://www.instructables.com/id/See-Infrared-LED-Light-with-an-iPhone-4/
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:23:58 PDT
Testing batteries with multimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-batteries-with-multimeter/
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 01:42:17 PDT
Broken Plastic Box? Weld it Back Together! http://www.instructables.com/id/Broken-Plastic-Box-Repair-it-With-a-Plastic-Welde/
Broken Plastic Box? Weld it Back Together! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/0ZKS/GZ0BVJTF/FPG0ZKSGZ0BVJTF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/0ZKS/GZ0BVJTF/FPG0ZKSGZ0BVJTF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/0ZKS/GZ0BVJTF/FPG0ZKSGZ0BVJTF.SMALL.jpg MakerDrake Typically what happens when a plastic case shatters is that it gets thrown away; a tape patch really doesn't cut it. However, if you come down to your local TechShop you can preform a sturdy repair to last through plenty of use until a replacement is found! The "welder" is basically a concentrated h...
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Wed, 29 Feb 2012 15:14:40 PST
Lasercut Straight-Sided Taster Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Straight-Sided-Taster-Glasses/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:10:53 PDT
LED + CNC Fractal Headboard http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-CNC-Fractal-Headboard/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:32:55 PDT
Oak Wine Barrel Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Oak-Wine-Barrel-Coffee-Table/
Oak Wine Barrel Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/M0GI/HXG6PNE6/FV1M0GIHXG6PNE6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/M0GI/HXG6PNE6/FV1M0GIHXG6PNE6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/M0GI/HXG6PNE6/FV1M0GIHXG6PNE6.SMALL.jpg johnwhitmarsh This table top was made from the cross sections of salvaged wine barrels. It was my first wine barrel project from a couple years ago, and it was a real joy to make. I went through a salvaged wood phase in my art career that hit me pretty strongly and I had to get it out of my system. I'm not su...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:36:17 PDT
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Foam-Inserts-for-Tool-Boxes/
Laser Cut Foam Inserts for Tool Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUR/IID4/HX7P0XIY/FURIID4HX7P0XIY.SMALL.jpg tcolson This is my first Instructable. Any constructive criticism in the comments will be gratefully accepted.Lately I'm doing more machining at TechShop SJ. As a result, I've been carrying a lot of cutting and measuring tools back and forth from home. Many of the tools have precisions surfaces or are somew...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:58:20 PDT
Game of Thrones Personalized Bottle Label http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-of-Thrones-Personalized-Bottle-Label/
Game of Thrones Personalized Bottle Label - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/S7HM/HWDRPSJ0/FPJS7HMHWDRPSJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/S7HM/HWDRPSJ0/FPJS7HMHWDRPSJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPJ/S7HM/HWDRPSJ0/FPJS7HMHWDRPSJ0.SMALL.jpg codysseus Dan dun dada dan dun... Time to get your Obsidian Link of Label making, young Maesters. I made this at TechShop for my buddy Royce, who has graciously hosted us at his place for Game of Thrones. Supplies You'll need a bottle (I picked Ommegang for their Lannister-like logo), Super 77 spray adhes...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:43:16 PDT
Simple, Elegant Toddler Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Elegant-Toddler-Bed/
Simple, Elegant Toddler Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/N28V/HUTNK8N1/FCUN28VHUTNK8N1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/N28V/HUTNK8N1/FCUN28VHUTNK8N1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/N28V/HUTNK8N1/FCUN28VHUTNK8N1.SMALL.jpg solobo With two sheets of plywood and a handful of screws, you can make a pretty nice little toddler bed. This design fits a crib mattress (about 52" long), which will last the average toddler well into elementary school. My toddler just turned two. He's too big for a crib, but a twin-sized bed takes up to...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 05:52:26 PDT
Pressure Cooker Vacuum Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/Pressure-Cooker-Vacuum-Chamber/
Pressure Cooker Vacuum Chamber - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/6IUL/HURHRCQY/FFA6IULHURHRCQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/6IUL/HURHRCQY/FFA6IULHURHRCQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/6IUL/HURHRCQY/FFA6IULHURHRCQY.SMALL.jpg bfoz Pressure cookers make great vacuum chambers because they're readily available, not too expensive, and are strong enough to hold a full vacuum. Once you've found all of the parts, assembly is straightforward and can be a fun afternoon project.For this build, I wanted something robust enough to withst...
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Sat, 3 May 2014 23:44:57 PDT
Wine Cork Name Card Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Cork-Name-Card-Holders/
Wine Cork Name Card Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/XL35/HV3ZNBAL/F4GXL35HV3ZNBAL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/XL35/HV3ZNBAL/F4GXL35HV3ZNBAL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/XL35/HV3ZNBAL/F4GXL35HV3ZNBAL.SMALL.jpg acoens Two simple steps to upcycle wine corks into name card holders for a wedding or special event. As with most of my projects, I made it Techshop! Sanding a flat surface The corks need a flat surface to keep them upright. Given that I was sanding 200 corks, I wanted something quicker than hand sandin...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:31:35 PDT
Minimalistic Acrylic Wallet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-Acrylic-Wallet/
Minimalistic Acrylic Wallet. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SMALL.jpg cmusch How to make a minimalistic acrylic wallet at Techshop Chandler. Materials -1/8" acrylic  -Size #33 rubber bands Optional -Kyrlon Fusion spray paint -Painters tape -Cardboard Design your wallet. Start by measuring out a credit card (or whatever you want to go inside your wallet). A typical cre...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:36:19 PDT
Wooden drawer pulls - made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-drawer-pulls/
Wooden drawer pulls - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/MDJD/HUBWNJIE/FWPMDJDHUBWNJIE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/MDJD/HUBWNJIE/FWPMDJDHUBWNJIE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/MDJD/HUBWNJIE/FWPMDJDHUBWNJIE.SMALL.jpg workislove Here is a set of wooden drawer pulls I made for a chest of drawers, made of the scroll saw in Techshop's wood shop. Last year I made a nice little chest of drawers - she's not pretty, but she's quite functional. It was my first furniture project after taking a wood-joinery class at Techshop. But it...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:38:14 PDT
Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-french-curves/
Wooden french curves - Made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/PDIF/HUBWN38A/FYVPDIFHUBWN38A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/PDIF/HUBWN38A/FYVPDIFHUBWN38A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/PDIF/HUBWN38A/FYVPDIFHUBWN38A.SMALL.jpg workislove In this instructable I'll show you how I made a set of wooden french curves using the scroll saw at Techshop's wood shop. French curves are very handy drafting tools, and for woodworkers they are great to have around the shop to lay out simple and attractive free-form curves on projects. I've bough...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:27:09 PDT
Holocron: Build a Star Wars Thumb Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Holocron-Build-a-Star-Wars-Thumb-Drive/
Holocron: Build a Star Wars Thumb Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/BUTI/HU5TGYW2/FDCBUTIHU5TGYW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/BUTI/HU5TGYW2/FDCBUTIHU5TGYW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/BUTI/HU5TGYW2/FDCBUTIHU5TGYW2.SMALL.jpg nomuse In the Extended Universe of Star Wars, the Holocron is a sort of AI-assisted, telepathically-operated, information storage device. And, sure, you can build a prop version (there's even a kit). Or you can do a fancy version with a real flash drive, especially if you, like I, can say; "I Made it at Te...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:10:16 PDT
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Adjust-for-Wood-Thickness-and-Kerf-on-a-Las/
How to Adjust for Wood Thickness and Kerf on a Laser Cutter at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/L9SF/HO7XQDJW/FJYL9SFHO7XQDJW.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT In this Instructable I will show you my method to adjust your patterns to the correct thickness on a laser cutter. I went through this to make my wood box slot together with a tight fit and I made this at Techshop San Jose using their Epilog 60W Helix. You will need: 1. My test pattern (Laser Kerf ...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:22:29 PST
Rug Woven from T-shirts http://www.instructables.com/id/Rug-Woven-from-T-shirts/
Rug Woven from T-shirts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/WXRZ/HT9AU1P9/FAVWXRZHT9AU1P9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/WXRZ/HT9AU1P9/FAVWXRZHT9AU1P9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/WXRZ/HT9AU1P9/FAVWXRZHT9AU1P9.SMALL.jpg Norahbelle T-shirts are a great source for recycle projects.I was inspired by Make a braided t-shirt rug by suzelac to make my own braided t-shirt rug.. Also helpful was an instructable for T-shirt yarn by jessyratfinkFun..So next I decided to make more t-shirt yarn and weave a run.I don't know a lot about w...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:19:46 PDT
WikiSeat Creation http://www.instructables.com/id/WikiSeat-Creation/
WikiSeat Creation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KL52/HT9AS2VI/F2PKL52HT9AS2VI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KL52/HT9AS2VI/F2PKL52HT9AS2VI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/KL52/HT9AS2VI/F2PKL52HT9AS2VI.SMALL.jpg Norahbelle This instructable describes a process of creating a WikiSeat. The Mountain View Public Library issued a challenge to create a WikiSeat. They provided a "catalyst" or metal structural support for a chair. The challenge is to create a seat! Beginning I began with researching WikiSeats on the i...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:28:54 PDT
Portable camp lantern holder made at Techshop Chandler http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-camp-lantern-holder-made-a-Techshop/
Portable camp lantern holder made at Techshop Chandler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/SYO7/HT8R4H10/FO3SYO7HT8R4H10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/SYO7/HT8R4H10/FO3SYO7HT8R4H10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/SYO7/HT8R4H10/FO3SYO7HT8R4H10.SMALL.jpg vectervp1 This is a simple lantern holder that I made to take camping. I wanted something portable, that would also not take up a lot of room to store or transport camping. Tools you will need: Drill and drill bits Hack saw Crescent wrench Philips screwdriver Tape measure Sharpie...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:12:38 PDT
Hardwood hair combs on the scroll saw - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardwood-hair-combs/
Hardwood hair combs on the scroll saw - Made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/07J7/HT556XO8/FFB07J7HT556XO8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/07J7/HT556XO8/FFB07J7HT556XO8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/07J7/HT556XO8/FFB07J7HT556XO8.SMALL.jpg workislove In this instructable I'll show you how I made a hardwood hair pick on the scroll saw at Techshop's wood shop. I had a few reasons for wanting to make this. First, they look cool, and I've always just wanted to have one in my pocket. Second, I've heard that wood combs are supposed to be better for o...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:54:44 PDT
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Thru-hole-PCB-Fabrication-TechShop-Chandler/
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SMALL.jpg dakman123 If this was helpful please LIKE https://www.facebook.com/TechShopChandler ... If it wasn't for TechShop and the opensource maker movement I would of never discovered this amazing technique.. ------- Awhile back TechShopJim wrote a great instructable on Etching PCB's. I used this method and had...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:19:26 PDT
Plane down a large wood slab http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-a-ShopBot-CNC-router-table-to-plane-down-a-lar/
Plane down a large wood slab - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/N63B/HSM54U40/FRPN63BHSM54U40.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/N63B/HSM54U40/FRPN63BHSM54U40.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/N63B/HSM54U40/FRPN63BHSM54U40.SMALL.jpg olliepgh If you have a large wood slab that won't fit into a planer, you can use a CNC router table to accomplish a thickness planing. I did this at TechShop in Pittsburgh. www.techshop.com I made a cocktail table with my slab.  Secure your wood slab To first plane down your slab you need to set it on th...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:54:42 PDT
Laser Cut Wood Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Wood-Wallet/
Laser Cut Wood Wallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/5GM3/HOHYG0BG/FOJ5GM3HOHYG0BG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/5GM3/HOHYG0BG/FOJ5GM3HOHYG0BG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOJ/5GM3/HOHYG0BG/FOJ5GM3HOHYG0BG.SMALL.jpg jbagnol I made it at Techshop http://techshop.ws/ I needed a wallet that was minimalistic, sleek, and inexpensive. This let me to create my own LaserCut wood wallet. This wallet holds my essentials with a personalized touch, and can be customized to however you like. The best part about this wallet is the...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:15:05 PDT
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Side-lit-Acrylic-Sign-at-TechShop/
Design and build a side-lit LED sign at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/K4BS/HR0ARDPZ/FFMK4BSHR0ARDPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/K4BS/HR0ARDPZ/FFMK4BSHR0ARDPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/K4BS/HR0ARDPZ/FFMK4BSHR0ARDPZ.SMALL.jpg babylonfive This Instructable shows you how to build a Side-lit Acrylic Sign, illuminated by an LED light fixture. For this project we'll use a laser cutter to cut wood and acrylic. We use multiple layers of laser-cut wood glued together to achieve a complex shape easily, and a laser-cut acrylic cutout provi...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:30:07 PST
Wooden Dog Bowl Table for Spot http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Dog-Bowl-Table-for-Spot/
Wooden Dog Bowl Table for Spot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/OUO9/HQPQXKIG/F5UOUO9HQPQXKIG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/OUO9/HQPQXKIG/F5UOUO9HQPQXKIG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/OUO9/HQPQXKIG/F5UOUO9HQPQXKIG.SMALL.jpg baconmac We decided to make a dog bowl holder for our dog, Spot.  You can see the before picture.  She would always slide her food bowl into my bicycle wheel, and she would have to really bend over to get the kibble.  Now she has a high class, custom table to raise up her bowls for easy access and stable eat...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:11:47 PST
Wine Bottle Stoppers http://www.instructables.com/id/Wine-Bottle-Stoppers-1/
Wine Bottle Stoppers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/P2MZ/HQP02IRO/FSWP2MZHQP02IRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/P2MZ/HQP02IRO/FSWP2MZHQP02IRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/P2MZ/HQP02IRO/FSWP2MZHQP02IRO.SMALL.jpg woodartz Bottle stoppers are simple yet rewarding projects for the wood lathe. A quick trip to the wine aisle of your favorite wine supplier will show that the choices of wine stoppers are limited to uninspired plastic to way overpriced chrome items. By creating your own you can add a unique flair that can ...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 12:31:02 PST
Tea Light Candle Holder on a Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-Light-Candle-Holder-on-a-Wood-Lathe/
Tea Light Candle Holder on a Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/OLOF/HQOJ6Z09/FQDOLOFHQOJ6Z09.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/OLOF/HQOJ6Z09/FQDOLOFHQOJ6Z09.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/OLOF/HQOJ6Z09/FQDOLOFHQOJ6Z09.SMALL.jpg adamwatters First and foremost - this Instructable is more or less an adaptation of a turning project posted by Carl Jacobson on his YouTube channel. If you're interested in wood turning, I highly recommend checking out his work. I spend a pretty embarrassing amount of my time watching wood turning videos onlin...
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 20:33:05 PST
Ginger Vodka in Etched Glass Gift Jars http://www.instructables.com/id/Ginger-Vodka-Ginger-Lime-Gin-in-Etched-Glass-Gift-/
Ginger Vodka in Etched Glass Gift Jars - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/0MYG/HPQO9K3E/F8S0MYGHPQO9K3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/0MYG/HPQO9K3E/F8S0MYGHPQO9K3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/0MYG/HPQO9K3E/F8S0MYGHPQO9K3E.SMALL.jpg roballoba I wanted to create some festive gifts that included yummy adult beverages. I love ginger drinks and have been making ginger infused alcohols for some time now. The idea is really simple. Add Ginger to your favorite Vodka, let it rest together, and enjoy! My second variation is for Ginger - Lime Gi...
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:09:05 PST
CNC Wooden Magnifier with Extreme Battery Life http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Wooden-Magnifier-with-Extreme-Battery-Life/
CNC Wooden Magnifier with Extreme Battery Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OYFL/HP6CRJXO/FQ1OYFLHP6CRJXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OYFL/HP6CRJXO/FQ1OYFLHP6CRJXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/OYFL/HP6CRJXO/FQ1OYFLHP6CRJXO.SMALL.jpg nnewlon I have a commercially-made magnifying glass with LED illumination, but it's not bright enough and it eats batteries.  So I made a new magnifying glass that fixes those problems. This is sort of a sequel to my Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-Bright-24-LED-Lighted-Magnifier/  That...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:02:02 PST