Instructables: exploring - - techshop - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:29:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Industrial Edison style lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Edison-style-lamp/
Industrial Edison style lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/X1RM/HRBNEDAE/F76X1RMHRBNEDAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/X1RM/HRBNEDAE/F76X1RMHRBNEDAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/X1RM/HRBNEDAE/F76X1RMHRBNEDAE.SMALL.jpg MakeNBuild This is a simply DIY to show you how to make a vintage-inspired Edison-style lamp. It looks a little rough and distressed, which is all the rage in decorating these days. Warning - this DIY does involve some electrial wiring. If you are unsure how to do the wiring, please consult an expert.For be...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 21:58:23 PST
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
Plywood coaster loaf http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-coaster-loaf/
Plywood coaster loaf - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/1R0Q/HP7QN5NK/F4T1R0QHP7QN5NK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/1R0Q/HP7QN5NK/F4T1R0QHP7QN5NK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/1R0Q/HP7QN5NK/F4T1R0QHP7QN5NK.SMALL.jpg jmc75 I've used this 'loaf' method to crank out numerous coaster sets for easy cheap gifts or craft fair inventory.  Making them out of plywood is the cheapest source of material and still gives you an interesting enough end product.  The basic concept is laminating a stack of plywood discs together into ...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 23:53:21 PST
Make a Simple Wood Box at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Simple-Wood-Box-at-Techshop/
Make a Simple Wood Box at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/KVGF/HO7XQDSA/FNUKVGFHO7XQDSA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/KVGF/HO7XQDSA/FNUKVGFHO7XQDSA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/KVGF/HO7XQDSA/FNUKVGFHO7XQDSA.SMALL.jpg Adam ANT Hello! I'm going to show you how to build this simple wood box on a laser cutter. I designed this box for a specific purpose but it would work great as a jewelry box, a pencil box (without the divider) or to hold any other small knick-knacks. If you build more than one they will lock together as the...
By: Adam ANT

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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 13:53:08 PST
How to Make a Pumpkin Carving Stencil (with Adhesive Vinyl) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Pumpkin-Carving-Stencil-with-Adhesi/
How to Make a Pumpkin Carving Stencil (with Adhesive Vinyl) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/D0NE/H7S5ATE1/FCWD0NEH7S5ATE1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/D0NE/H7S5ATE1/FCWD0NEH7S5ATE1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/D0NE/H7S5ATE1/FCWD0NEH7S5ATE1.SMALL.jpg TechShopMatt I liked Halloween when I was a kid. I liked the ridiculous costumes, the themed parties, and sometimes even the childish tricks that came along with all those free fun sized treats. I pretty much enjoyed everything that had to do with the eve of All Saints' Day, with the exception of one thing. I ha...
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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 16:23:49 PDT
Machining replacement tips for Harbor Freight spot welder http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-replacement-tips-for-Harbor-Freight-spot/
Machining replacement tips for Harbor Freight spot welder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/CN15/HKVLADUV/FZRCN15HKVLADUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/CN15/HKVLADUV/FZRCN15HKVLADUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/CN15/HKVLADUV/FZRCN15HKVLADUV.SMALL.jpg BradMartinson The contact points of our Harbor Freight spot welder had gotten too pitted and damaged to work.  I had no luck getting replacement parts from anywhere, so I made a replacement set.  I used TechShop San Jose's lathe to make the parts.  Load copper rod into lathe with collet closer I bought a nice ...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:40:50 PDT
How to assemble a skateboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-assemble-a-skateboard/
How to assemble a skateboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/BW3Q/HKF75H6X/FSIBW3QHKF75H6X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/BW3Q/HKF75H6X/FSIBW3QHKF75H6X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/BW3Q/HKF75H6X/FSIBW3QHKF75H6X.SMALL.jpg anthonyguerrero This instructable will teach you how to change a skateboard and or replace the trucks. The process is fairly easy and straight forward. It is most convenient to assemble a skateboard on a work bench such as the ones found at TechShop. Materials needed: deck hardware trucks #2 philips screwdriver 3/...
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:26:12 PDT
How to adjust bobbin timing http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-adjust-bobbin-timing/
How to adjust bobbin timing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/QK6M/H1JUJ12W/F03QK6MH1JUJ12W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/QK6M/H1JUJ12W/F03QK6MH1JUJ12W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/QK6M/H1JUJ12W/F03QK6MH1JUJ12W.SMALL.jpg KaceyK Sewing machines are surprisingly delicate pieces of machinery.  When the bobbin or needle gets pulled out of timing with the rest of the tool, the machine is useless and becomes a danger when the needle breaks. In this Instructable I will show you how to adjust the bobbin timing on your machine.  F...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 16:21:01 PDT
Pirate Fire Truck Loft Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Pirate-Fire-Truck-Loft-Bed/
Pirate Fire Truck Loft Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/WKNV/HJ3699ZR/F7SWKNVHJ3699ZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/WKNV/HJ3699ZR/F7SWKNVHJ3699ZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/WKNV/HJ3699ZR/F7SWKNVHJ3699ZR.SMALL.jpg cchalmers My son is obsessed with fire trucks... and pirates. When it came time to think about a new bed for him, we naturally wanted to make something that would support make-believe play about both! We considered paint schemes and patterns that were more realistic, but finally decided to go with something m...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:30:43 PDT
Make your own fishbone chair out of a single sheet of plywood! A work of art for your home http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-fishbone-chair-out-of-a-single-sheet/
Make your own fishbone chair out of a single sheet of plywood! A work of art for your home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/YADH/HJKBWYH1/FSVYADHHJKBWYH1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/YADH/HJKBWYH1/FSVYADHHJKBWYH1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/YADH/HJKBWYH1/FSVYADHHJKBWYH1.SMALL.jpg ohmdaddy You can now DOWNLOAD THE SHOPBOT FILE from Etsy One of my first projects at the TechShop San Francisco was to use the ShopBot Alpha. It started off with me wanting to make some single sheet plywood furniture, but I had no clue where to start.. After some exhaustive internet researching, I couldn't ...
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 02:15:08 PDT
Imitation cross coffee table http://www.instructables.com/id/Imitation-cross-coffee-table/
Imitation cross coffee table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/CJHL/HJKBZHRO/FPWCJHLHJKBZHRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/CJHL/HJKBZHRO/FPWCJHLHJKBZHRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/CJHL/HJKBZHRO/FPWCJHLHJKBZHRO.SMALL.jpg CollinPGH I was moving to a new apartment and found myself in need of a new coffee table.  I wanted to make something unique,  but not impossible to make with the relatively limited tools at my disposal.  Fortunately, I had just signed up for a few months of membership at my local TechShop here in Pittsburgh,...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:39:20 PDT
Beginner's Guide to Solder Paste http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Guide-to-Solder-Paste/
Beginner's Guide to Solder Paste - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/YVWS/H0A00I1C/FY4YVWSH0A00I1C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/YVWS/H0A00I1C/FY4YVWSH0A00I1C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/YVWS/H0A00I1C/FY4YVWSH0A00I1C.SMALL.jpg alexglow Note: By "beginner's guide", I mean a guide written by a beginner. (I made it at TechShop SF, during my first weeks!) I have some technique tips to share, but for more in-depth questions, Google is your friend. Solder paste allows you to populate a board with many tiny components, without straining...
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Sat, 31 Mar 2012 21:16:51 PDT
Laser Engraved Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Engraved-Recycled-Wine-Bottle-Glasses/
Laser Engraved Recycled Wine Bottle Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AR0D/HJ5ZIXIG/FO9AR0DHJ5ZIXIG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AR0D/HJ5ZIXIG/FO9AR0DHJ5ZIXIG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/AR0D/HJ5ZIXIG/FO9AR0DHJ5ZIXIG.SMALL.jpg MichaelDFarmer I made these Pittsburgh themed drinking glasses out of recycled wine bottles.  I made it at TechShop. These were etched on the Trotec Speedy 300 laser engraver. Supplies Needed 1. Safety Glasses 2. A silicon oven mitt 3. Empty wine bottles 4. A 5 gallon bucket 5. A copper scouring pad 6....
By: MichaelDFarmer

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Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:30:10 PDT
Simple Leather Purse http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Leather-Purse/
Simple Leather Purse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/K7HD/HIF052XL/FQVK7HDHIF052XL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/K7HD/HIF052XL/FQVK7HDHIF052XL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQV/K7HD/HIF052XL/FQVK7HDHIF052XL.SMALL.jpg solobo Here are instructions for a simple leather purse. No sewing is required, just some leather cutting (which is easiest if you have access to a laser cutter) and some lacing. The purse is about 9" x 9" x 3" when finished. Materials required (all are available at Tandy Leather) 1) leather (I used a la...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:20:14 PDT
How To Make A Silhouette Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Silhouette-Portrait/
How To Make A Silhouette Portrait - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/E9YX/HHS9V2EL/F0HE9YXHHS9V2EL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/E9YX/HHS9V2EL/F0HE9YXHHS9V2EL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/E9YX/HHS9V2EL/F0HE9YXHHS9V2EL.SMALL.jpg LordTovar I am in three of the contests Craft Contest Epilog Challenge Fathers Day Contest If you could just take a few seconds and vote for me. It would be extremely appreciated and I promise to keep bringing you awesome projects of mine in the future! Thank you!  My friend wanted me to make him a silhouet...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 00:06:19 PDT
Honey Dipper on a Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Honey-Dipper-on-a-Wood-Lathe/
Honey Dipper on a Wood Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/6IWK/HIAQ8CG9/FTH6IWKHIAQ8CG9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/6IWK/HIAQ8CG9/FTH6IWKHIAQ8CG9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/6IWK/HIAQ8CG9/FTH6IWKHIAQ8CG9.SMALL.jpg adamwatters I've been working on my wood lathe skills, and i love to eat honey, so i decided to make a honey dipper. According to reputable sources, honey dippers are the most effective tool for transferring honey from jar to food item. I made it at TechShop TechShop is awesome - if there's one in your area, ...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 21:01:02 PDT
Cutting Out Your Face http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Out-Your-Face/
Cutting Out Your Face - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/8AMA/HI3TIRR8/FBI8AMAHI3TIRR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/8AMA/HI3TIRR8/FBI8AMAHI3TIRR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/8AMA/HI3TIRR8/FBI8AMAHI3TIRR8.SMALL.jpg davemenc Let's say you have a photo of your face. Or your child's face. Or your dog. Or, really, any photo you find pretty much anywhere. Let's say you want to cut it out of metal (perhaps with the plasma cutter at TechShop) or out of wood or cardboard (maybe on the laser cutter) or on a tshirt (vinyl cutte...
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:15:07 PDT
Laser cut bowl in cardboard and wood. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-bowl-in-cardboard-and-wood/
Laser cut bowl in cardboard and wood. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/VVST/HI3U2FB6/FO7VVSTHI3U2FB6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/VVST/HI3U2FB6/FO7VVSTHI3U2FB6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/VVST/HI3U2FB6/FO7VVSTHI3U2FB6.SMALL.jpg Norahbelle Wow, a very easy way to make an impressive bowl! create the bowl art Using Autodesk 123D MAKE on an iPhone, I created a profile shape that was rotated around an axis. The application "made" plans in a PDF file that I emailed to myself. Put all the bowl pieces into one Illustrator file The PDF...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:13:58 PDT
Wooden Stickers at Techshop-Austin Tx http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Stickers-at-Techshop-Austin-Tx/
Wooden Stickers at Techshop-Austin Tx - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/KBP8/HI3TQ1ZP/FN2KBP8HI3TQ1ZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/KBP8/HI3TQ1ZP/FN2KBP8HI3TQ1ZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/KBP8/HI3TQ1ZP/FN2KBP8HI3TQ1ZP.SMALL.jpg itinker1 This is a little how-to about making Veneer wooden stickers. You can make anything from spice labels to bumper stickers. Created on a Trotec Speedy 300 at Techshop-Austin. Create Your Design Decide what it is you wish to print with the laser. I pulled a design from the interwebs for this one and ...
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:17:47 PDT
How To Hack An Apple Time Capsule With A Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Hack-An-Apple-Time-Capsule-With-A-Raspberry/
How To Hack An Apple Time Capsule With A Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/KA5Z/HGH71YH5/FUTKA5ZHGH71YH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/KA5Z/HGH71YH5/FUTKA5ZHGH71YH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/KA5Z/HGH71YH5/FUTKA5ZHGH71YH5.SMALL.jpg hitekmike Introducing the "Pi Capsule."  It's currently the only Apple Time Capsule you can plug into your TV...,does this make it an Apple TV?  ;-) Ok, ok, let's say you have an old Apple Time Capsule laying around that doesn't work anymore... (there's quite a few of these out there now as the first generat...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 15:48:21 PDT
Trying my hand at: Mold Making and Casting with Silicone RTV [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] http://www.instructables.com/id/Trying-my-hand-at-Mold-Making-and-Casting-with-Si/
Trying my hand at: Mold Making and Casting with Silicone RTV [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/TK55/HHS9SOEK/FEFTK55HHS9SOEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/TK55/HHS9SOEK/FEFTK55HHS9SOEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/TK55/HHS9SOEK/FEFTK55HHS9SOEK.SMALL.jpg thisisanexparrot Today at the Pittsburgh Tech Shop, I took a class in mold making and casting. This is a great technique for making multiple copies of a piece out of resin. It's used in sculpting, prop making, special effects makeup, and many more applications. This Instructable is the documentation of the class in ...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:41:16 PDT
Trying my hand at: Sand Blasting and Powder Coating [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] http://www.instructables.com/id/Trying-my-hand-at-Sand-Blasting-and-Powder-Coatin/
Trying my hand at: Sand Blasting and Powder Coating [Pittsburgh Tech Shop] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/O4BW/HHS9SLOF/F13O4BWHHS9SLOF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/O4BW/HHS9SLOF/F13O4BWHHS9SLOF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/O4BW/HHS9SLOF/F13O4BWHHS9SLOF.SMALL.jpg thisisanexparrot Today at the Pittsburgh Tech Shop, I took a class in sand blasting and powder coating. Powder coating is a fantastic technique for painting just about any metal you can think of. Not only that, it's fairly straightforward, safer than other methods, and gives you a nice glossy finish. This Instructab...
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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 14:08:40 PDT
Calipers for wheel truing stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Calipers-for-wheel-truing-stand/
Calipers for wheel truing stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/I6RS/HHOFXHWX/FXYI6RSHHOFXHWX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/I6RS/HHOFXHWX/FXYI6RSHHOFXHWX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/I6RS/HHOFXHWX/FXYI6RSHHOFXHWX.SMALL.jpg ehsiung In a previous Instructable  I showed how you can make a wheel truing stand with a few pieces of steel angle. While very useful, its biggest shortcoming was the lack of calipers, which is necessary to check the lateral and radial trueness of the wheel. So as a follow-on project I made this caliper to...
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Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:34:38 PDT
Rough wood: Milling it square & fixing defects - made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Rough-wood-Milling-it-square-fixing-defects-m/
Rough wood: Milling it square & fixing defects - made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/AZFH/HH2VFLZ1/FCVAZFHHH2VFLZ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/AZFH/HH2VFLZ1/FCVAZFHHH2VFLZ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/AZFH/HH2VFLZ1/FCVAZFHHH2VFLZ1.SMALL.jpg workislove I start most of my woodwork using rough cut and reclaimed wood. In addition to being cheaper and having more variety, I love rough wood because it's fun transforming messy, plain looking boards into beautiful objects. But before any of that can happen, I have to get the boards flat, straight and squ...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 02:31:26 PDT
Resaw wood on the bandsaw and table saw - Made at Techshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Resaw-wood-on-the-bandsaw-and-table-saw/
Resaw wood on the bandsaw and table saw - Made at Techshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/WTTN/HH2W0E7Y/F8QWTTNHH2W0E7Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/WTTN/HH2W0E7Y/F8QWTTNHH2W0E7Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/WTTN/HH2W0E7Y/F8QWTTNHH2W0E7Y.SMALL.jpg workislove Resawing is a very useful skill to have in the wood shop, it's a fundamental type of cut, just like ripping or cross-cutting, but instead of cutting a board to length or width, resawing is cutting a board to thickness. This allows one to get multiple thin boards out of one larger, thicker piece of w...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 01:54:16 PDT
Casting with 123D Make (hot glue horse head)- I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-with-123D-Make-hot-glue-horse-head-I-ma/
Casting with 123D Make (hot glue horse head)- I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/417I/HGZO4ADQ/FO2417IHGZO4ADQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/417I/HGZO4ADQ/FO2417IHGZO4ADQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/417I/HGZO4ADQ/FO2417IHGZO4ADQ.SMALL.jpg khietman Last year I experimented with creating casts using 123D Make, thereby turning a 3D model into whatever casted material one might like. I created the hollow casts using Make and, after assembling them as one would with any 123D Make creation, had a series of casting blocks that I filled with hot glue...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 00:06:15 PDT
Morse code generator for the 16x24 HT1632C LED Matrix- I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Morse-code-generator-for-the-16x24-HT1632C-LED-Mat/
Morse code generator for the 16x24 HT1632C LED Matrix- I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/FM1G/HH11O053/FIDFM1GHH11O053.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/FM1G/HH11O053/FIDFM1GHH11O053.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/FM1G/HH11O053/FIDFM1GHH11O053.SMALL.jpg khietman In this instructable I'll detail how to use the HT1642C LED Matrix from Adafruit to make a Morse code generator that both flashes a letter and plays a buzzer corresponding to the Morse code equivalent. To make the box for the matrix, take a look at my previous instructable. Here's a video demonstr...
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Wed, 22 May 2013 19:02:13 PDT