Instructables: exploring - - techshop http://www.instructables.com Sat, 4 Jul 2015 20:29:55 PDT BLOX v1.01 Face Vase: A 3D Learning Activity (Made at TechShop) http://www.instructables.com/id/Face-Vase-A-3D-Learning-Activity-Made-at-TechShop/
Face Vase: A 3D Learning Activity (Made at TechShop) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/1BCR/I9UDECXE/FAD1BCRI9UDECXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/1BCR/I9UDECXE/FAD1BCRI9UDECXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/1BCR/I9UDECXE/FAD1BCRI9UDECXE.SMALL.jpg Coengineer Many of you are already familiar with the image of a goblet that looks like a person's face. I found Instructables on how to "Make a Vase with the 123D..." and "3D Printed Face Goblet," but as I tried to explain them to my kids, it was apparent that we all got a bit lost in the software to apprecia...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 15:05:52 PDT
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
Wooden Handbag/Brief Case_Array of Leaves http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-HandbagBrief-CaseArray-of-Leaves/
Wooden Handbag/Brief Case_Array of Leaves - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/AVZ3/I6H7DAHE/FNTAVZ3I6H7DAHE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/AVZ3/I6H7DAHE/FNTAVZ3I6H7DAHE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/AVZ3/I6H7DAHE/FNTAVZ3I6H7DAHE.SMALL.jpg ssantak When it comes to the bag making, wood may be the last material in one’s mind because of its inflexibility, heavy weight, and weak weather resistance. This project was one of the trials to make a useful light-weight wooden handbag/brief case revisiting and appreciating the beauty of the natural color...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 22:46:27 PST
How to create original artwork for a 3D printer: Illustrator to Tinkercad (SVG) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-original-artwork-for-a-3D-printer-Il/
How to create original artwork for a 3D printer: Illustrator to Tinkercad (SVG) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/WETK/I5WCU40B/FOZWETKI5WCU40B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/WETK/I5WCU40B/FOZWETKI5WCU40B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/WETK/I5WCU40B/FOZWETKI5WCU40B.SMALL.jpg emilyshore I just took a great class at TechshopSF on advanced 3d printing. The instructor suggested using Tinkercad or Meshmixer for design. However, nothing was mentioned about how to convert existing artwork into something that Tinkercad can handle (STL or SVG files only). This instructable aims to fill tha...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 14:42:35 PST
children's light switch tool http://www.instructables.com/id/childrens-light-switch-tool/
children's light switch tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/Y5XP/I5J55G9B/FG5Y5XPI5J55G9B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/Y5XP/I5J55G9B/FG5Y5XPI5J55G9B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/Y5XP/I5J55G9B/FG5Y5XPI5J55G9B.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 Problem:my 4 year old daughter cannot reach the bathroom light switch at night; my wife or I have to get up to turn the light on.Solution:make a light switch tool that allows my daughter to turn the bathroom light on and off Materials Required chibitronics tape (copper tape with conductive adhesi...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:16:54 PST
Shoe organizer bench http://www.instructables.com/id/Shoe-organizer-bench/
Shoe organizer bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/P8KV/I50XMWE7/FPUP8KVI50XMWE7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/P8KV/I50XMWE7/FPUP8KVI50XMWE7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPU/P8KV/I50XMWE7/FPUP8KVI50XMWE7.SMALL.jpg workislove I live in tight quarters with my family, and lately we've been practically tripping over each other's stuff. I've been tasked with organizing the apartment by any means necessary, and in this instructable I'll show how I got things started with an entryway bench that doubles as a shoe organizer.I've...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:13:38 PST
Wireless LED Aquarium Controller With SPARK.IO CORE at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-LED-Aquarium-Controller-With-SPARKIO-CORE/
Wireless LED Aquarium Controller With SPARK.IO CORE at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/VTMN/I4CN1YP7/F2MVTMNI4CN1YP7.SMALL.jpg nettexan Here I am at TechShop with an amazing micro controller from Spark.io called "Core". I was planning to use an Arduino to control my saltwater reef aquarium when a friend showed me the Core. This powerful little micro controller is as easy to program as the Arduino (in fact you can cut and paste Ardui...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 19:28:37 PST
Wood Block Printing with the ShopBot http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Block-Printing-with-the-ShopBot/
Wood Block Printing with the ShopBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/UHTX/I3WWP2OR/FCYUHTXI3WWP2OR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/UHTX/I3WWP2OR/FCYUHTXI3WWP2OR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/UHTX/I3WWP2OR/FCYUHTXI3WWP2OR.SMALL.jpg andreab I have been a TechShop member for a little over a year. I can't say enough about how much I love the studio atmosphere and being able to watch, learn and collaborate with others. I spend most of my time in the Textiles area and do quite a bit with the laser. For this project, however, I wanted a nic...
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 12:53:46 PST
DODO Case Intro @ TechShop in Chandler, AZ http://www.instructables.com/id/DODO-Case-Intro-TechShop-in-Chandler-AZ/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:32:25 PDT
Smartphone Virtual Reality Viewer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Smartphone-Virtual-Reality-Viewer/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:23:37 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
Iris Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Iris-Coasters/
Iris Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/AEHQ/HZ5DRWPK/F7WAEHQHZ5DRWPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/AEHQ/HZ5DRWPK/F7WAEHQHZ5DRWPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/AEHQ/HZ5DRWPK/F7WAEHQHZ5DRWPK.SMALL.jpg zeyegoat Make decorative coasters for the home and discover the possibilities of using a Trotec Laser Cutter from TechShop!Using Adobe software you can alter an image to fit appropriate settings for cutting out and engraving any design desired.Learn more about the laser cutting and engraving process at TechS...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:08:06 PDT
Optimizing Drawings for FlowJet - I made it at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Optimizing-Drawings-for-FlowJet-I-made-it-at-TechS/
Optimizing Drawings for FlowJet - I made it at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/T6RV/HYCSY9UJ/FKWT6RVHYCSY9UJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/T6RV/HYCSY9UJ/FKWT6RVHYCSY9UJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/T6RV/HYCSY9UJ/FKWT6RVHYCSY9UJ.SMALL.jpg pgarrow One of the most powerful tools at TechShop is the WaterJet cutter. For those who are not familiar with this tool, it works by shooting a jet of water through a very small orifice at about 50,000 pounds of pressure. Added to this high speed jet of water is a fine garnet abrasive that allows this to...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 17:04:48 PDT
Making RetroTech: A Steampunk / Clock / Gear Font http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-The-RetroTech-Font-A-SteamPunkClockGear-Fon/
Making RetroTech: A Steampunk / Clock / Gear Font - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/EO0G/HXWOU4GY/FLTEO0GHXWOU4GY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/EO0G/HXWOU4GY/FLTEO0GHXWOU4GY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/EO0G/HXWOU4GY/FLTEO0GHXWOU4GY.SMALL.jpg tcolson Want to add a RetroTech feel to your laser engraving or graphic work? Read on!I do a lot of laser engraving on the Epilog laser engraver/cutters at TechShop SJ (three 60W lasers!) and I like to use display fonts that aren't boring on one hand but aren't too fussy to engrave well on the other. I also...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:16 PDT
Laser Etched Denim Jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Denim-Jacket/
Laser Etched Denim Jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/VE96/HXQD8BZZ/FUHVE96HXQD8BZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/VE96/HXQD8BZZ/FUHVE96HXQD8BZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/VE96/HXQD8BZZ/FUHVE96HXQD8BZZ.SMALL.jpg wackymacster This is my first attempt at etching denim and I'm officially hooked! My goal for this project was to jazz up an old denim jacket I never wear using the Trotec Laser Cutter at TechShop Pittsburgh.As a textile artist, I'm experimenting with ways to incorporate lasers and fabric. Here is an example of ...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:18:14 PDT
littleBits Buggy http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Buggy/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:17:25 PDT
LittleBits + Lego Animated Head http://www.instructables.com/id/LittleBits-Lego-Animated-Head/
LittleBits + Lego Animated Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SMALL.jpg coercionette Our shop TechShop Chandler was lucky enough to have been chosen by Instructables for their June build night, sponsored by littleBits!!! We were sent FOUR Deluxe littleBits kits... all of them containing switches, power supplies, lights, and motors!We decided to make kids the focus of this particula...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:33 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/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 20:58:20 PDT
Sandblasting Rusty Cast Iron cookware http://www.instructables.com/id/Sandblasting-Rusty-Cast-Iron-cookware/
Sandblasting Rusty Cast Iron cookware - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/R36G/HWG0BY9F/F9KR36GHWG0BY9F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/R36G/HWG0BY9F/F9KR36GHWG0BY9F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/R36G/HWG0BY9F/F9KR36GHWG0BY9F.SMALL.jpg emilyshore Sandblasting is a quick and easy way to restore old rusty cast iron cookware. You can cleanup nice pieces from goodwill, or ones in your own kitchen that have gotten a little neglected.The following video shows all steps necessary. It takes about 10 minutes total.I made it at Techshop SF! Watch ...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 15:35:41 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
Create your own Augmented DAQRI 4D element cubes http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-your-own-Augmented-DAQRI-4D-element-cubes/
Create your own Augmented DAQRI 4D element cubes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/CQIE/HW37LAIU/F6MCQIEHW37LAIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/CQIE/HW37LAIU/F6MCQIEHW37LAIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/CQIE/HW37LAIU/F6MCQIEHW37LAIU.SMALL.jpg bradjensen68 What are DAQRI 4D element cubes? Here is DAQRI's description from their successful Kickstarter campaign: "Elements 4D is a set of six beautifully designed wooden blocks that come to life with DAQRI’s 4D app. Etched wood Elements 4D blocks Each block face depicts a different chemical symbol, represe...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:09:04 PDT
用于球泡灯油/酒精灯 http://www.instructables.com/id/用于球泡灯油酒精灯/
用于球泡灯油/酒精灯 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/1SAZ/HVT14XWK/FZU1SAZHVT14XWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/1SAZ/HVT14XWK/FZU1SAZHVT14XWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/1SAZ/HVT14XWK/FZU1SAZHVT14XWK.SMALL.jpg LoMac 我通过TechShop http://www.instructables.com/contest/greenelectro... 如果你喜欢的灯我将不胜感激表决。 我是一个有点囤积,特别是当它涉及到玻璃,电子和金属。所以我想我会做的东西与所使用的灯泡我收集的一个为自己有用的。它是将可用于做蜡工作作出珠宝模型或仅仅为光醇或油的灯。 让您自担风险!不要焚烧自己了。我不知道中国的语言。原谅我,如果这是无稽之谈。 物料 烧坏灯泡三弹珠金属垫圈小金属螺母威克双组分环氧树脂钉子螺丝起子美工刀 卸下中心码头 我用的美工刀切割中心终端关闭。 你留下了一个小洞。 然后我用一个钉子,打破深色玻璃...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 04:42:00 PDT
Used Light Bulb Oil/Alcohol Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Used-Light-Bulb-OilAlcohol-Lamp/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 03:45:03 PDT
How to Make a Reclaimed Tongue & Groove Table Top http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Reclaimed-Tongue-Groove-Table-Top/
How to Make a Reclaimed Tongue & Groove Table Top - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/T3C8/HVQQUFP3/FFMT3C8HVQQUFP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/T3C8/HVQQUFP3/FFMT3C8HVQQUFP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/T3C8/HVQQUFP3/FFMT3C8HVQQUFP3.SMALL.jpg denimwoodworks Tools/Supplies:-Rubber Mallet, Chisel, Wood glue, Large metal bar clamps, Shop rags, Panel or skill saw, Compound miter saw (optional), Orbital or belt Sander/ Sand paper 80, 120, 220, Wood filler and metal spatula (I MADE MINE AT TECHSHOP SAN FRANCISCO --- techshop.ws)Step 1 - Find or buy some tong...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 14:30:54 PDT
Make bitmap image into a vector http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-bitmap-image-into-a-vector/
Make bitmap image into a vector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/J59B/HV9HOL5P/FKKJ59BHV9HOL5P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/J59B/HV9HOL5P/FKKJ59BHV9HOL5P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/J59B/HV9HOL5P/FKKJ59BHV9HOL5P.SMALL.jpg emilyshore The vinyl cutter and laser cutting machines at Techshop require that your artwork is a vector image. However, often what you have to base your CNC project off of is a bitmap file (also called a "raster", made of up of lots of little pixels, and commonly saved as .jpg files). For instance, you can ...
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Fri, 16 May 2014 14:30:58 PDT
Simple, Elegant Toddler Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Elegant-Toddler-Bed/
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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
Machine Carved Contour Map - I Made It at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Machine-Carved-Contour-Map-I-Made-It-at-TechShop/
Machine Carved Contour Map - I Made It at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/WGWQ/HUOP8QKL/F5HWGWQHUOP8QKL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/WGWQ/HUOP8QKL/F5HWGWQHUOP8QKL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5H/WGWQ/HUOP8QKL/F5HWGWQHUOP8QKL.SMALL.jpg pgarrow Using the Software and the tools at TechShop, one can carve a contour map of virtually anywhere in the world!The task is to create a three dimensional contour map of a specific region, in this case part of Pittsburgh, PA, located near TechShop. The 3D contour data was brought in from Google Sketc...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 17:48:15 PDT
Bicycle Tow Rack - I Made It at TechShop! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-Tow-Rack-I-Made-It-at-TechShop/
Bicycle Tow Rack - I Made It at TechShop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/D49R/HUNWWZ0X/FN8D49RHUNWWZ0X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/D49R/HUNWWZ0X/FN8D49RHUNWWZ0X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/D49R/HUNWWZ0X/FN8D49RHUNWWZ0X.SMALL.jpg pgarrow Problem... how do you bring home a bike from the bike shop when all you have is a bike to ride?It is my goal to be able to do all of my errands by bicycle. Unfortunately, one errand that I couldn’t do by bike is to pick up another bicycle at the bike shop, that is until now. In order to to solve...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 11:24:37 PDT
How to Make a Self-Bustling Skirt http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Self-Bustling-Skirt/
How to Make a Self-Bustling Skirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/BRPG/HUO6LYO7/F0PBRPGHUO6LYO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/BRPG/HUO6LYO7/F0PBRPGHUO6LYO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/BRPG/HUO6LYO7/F0PBRPGHUO6LYO7.SMALL.jpg Seamstressofsteam With just the small addition of Curtain Tape, you can turn any long skirt into a fabulous bustling skirt!You will need:FabricCurtain TapeThreadButtonsOverlock MachineSewing MachineLighter Find or Make the Base skirt This project will work with any longer existing skirt or you can make a simple on...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 10:39:19 PDT
Vacuum Forming Dinosaur Molds http://www.instructables.com/id/Vacuum-Forming-Dinosaur-Molds/
Vacuum Forming Dinosaur Molds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/PGOW/HUPHKAHD/FIIPGOWHUPHKAHD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/PGOW/HUPHKAHD/FIIPGOWHUPHKAHD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/PGOW/HUPHKAHD/FIIPGOWHUPHKAHD.SMALL.jpg Seamstressofsteam Use an existing shape bake pan to create additional molds to be used for ice, jello, or chocolates. For this project, I'm making a dinosaur mold but it will work for any fun shaped pan you want to replicate. You will need: Vacuum Forming Machine Food Safe PetG sheets heat resistant form to mo...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 09:56:59 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
Design A Cosplay Demon Horn For 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-A-Cosplay-Demon-Horn-For-3D-Printing/
Design A Cosplay Demon Horn For 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/KZ21/HUDEP2YK/F8NKZ21HUDEP2YK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/KZ21/HUDEP2YK/F8NKZ21HUDEP2YK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8N/KZ21/HUDEP2YK/F8NKZ21HUDEP2YK.SMALL.jpg TimS124 My daughter wanted to cosplay a demon (Oni) form of an anime character.  Unlike the horns on a traditional/biblical demon, hers needed to extend horizontal led from her forehead.  That meant they had to be as light as possible.  We discussed a wide variety of possible solutions and ended up 3D print...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:10:55 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
Tool Chest Kitchen Island http://www.instructables.com/id/Tool-Chest-Kitchen-Island/
Tool Chest Kitchen Island - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/NDEM/HUMSA30Q/F09NDEMHUMSA30Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/NDEM/HUMSA30Q/F09NDEMHUMSA30Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/NDEM/HUMSA30Q/F09NDEMHUMSA30Q.SMALL.jpg mouse333 Who says a tool chest doesn't belong in a kitchen?! I certainly don't! Just like many of us, I was running out of counter space and also wanted a place to eat in the kitchen. I shopped around and found that small tables around this size were going for around $200. I didn't want to pay $200 for ...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:55:09 PDT
Make a canvas sailboat cover - I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-canvas-sailboat-cover-I-made-it-at-TechShop/
Make a canvas sailboat cover - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/AEDG/HULS6XD0/FUOAEDGHULS6XD0.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This instructable will go through the process to sew up a canvas sailboat cover.  You can use the Industrial Straight Stitch or Walking Foot sewing machine available at TechShop Detroit.  This is a cover that is for a 14 foot Collegiate FJ Sailboat.   I made it at TechShop www.techshop.ws Cut up ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:22:31 PDT
One Wheel Bike Trailer - I Made It at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Wheel-Bike-Trailer-I-Made-It-at-TechShop/
One Wheel Bike Trailer - I Made It at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/CQ95/HULS6T0L/F8ECQ95HULS6T0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/CQ95/HULS6T0L/F8ECQ95HULS6T0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/CQ95/HULS6T0L/F8ECQ95HULS6T0L.SMALL.jpg pgarrow Single wheel bicycle trailers are commercially available, but may cost $500 or more. This one was put together for about $50 in used parts and a few hours of work. I made it at TechShop, and so can you!http://www.techshop.ws/ The basic layout The plan calls for taking a front bicycle fork and whe...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 17:39:14 PDT
Very simple wind turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-simple-wind-turbine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/IF8R/HUL8W8MF/FCPIF8RHUL8W8MF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/IF8R/HUL8W8MF/FCPIF8RHUL8W8MF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCP/IF8R/HUL8W8MF/FCPIF8RHUL8W8MF.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 Materials: 5v motor led plastic fan ~4" diameter glue fan to motor shaft hold led on motor leads (can also solder if desired) apply wind/compressed air I made it at TechShop http://www.techshop.ws/
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:57:10 PDT
Door Strap http://www.instructables.com/id/Door-Strap/
Door Strap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/TXVH/HUDMSS2K/FZFTXVHHUDMSS2K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/TXVH/HUDMSS2K/FZFTXVHHUDMSS2K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/TXVH/HUDMSS2K/FZFTXVHHUDMSS2K.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 Problem: The door at techshop chandler has an acrylic lock open device which breaks now and then or gets knocked off sometimes Solution: Make a door strap that keeps the door unlocked during business hours, doesn't break or get knocked off Materials: seat belt webbing webbing buckle Tools: sewing...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:39:56 PDT
Acupressure foot massager using river rocks and 2x4s http://www.instructables.com/id/Acupressure-foot-massager-using-river-rocks-and-2x/
Acupressure foot massager using river rocks and 2x4s - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/JNPB/HUL8W7FX/FG9JNPBHUL8W7FX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/JNPB/HUL8W7FX/FG9JNPBHUL8W7FX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/JNPB/HUL8W7FX/FG9JNPBHUL8W7FX.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 Problem: Sore feet, and strangely enough there are not many people that like rubbing feet. Solution: use river rocks to apply focused pressure to different parts of your feet to massage away the pain Materials: river rocks (about 2" - 4") 2x4s glue screws tools: table saw woo...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:23:34 PDT
Acrylic Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Puzzle/
Acrylic Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/PFZ2/HUDMSR54/F7VPFZ2HUDMSR54.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/PFZ2/HUDMSR54/F7VPFZ2HUDMSR54.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/PFZ2/HUDMSR54/F7VPFZ2HUDMSR54.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 Materials: 0.125" acrylic about 12" x 12" Tools: Laser cutter Draw shapes in coreldraw: use various shapes tools in coreldraw to draw other shapes within the material square/rectangle, I did: rectangle, circle, ellipse, pentagon, parallelogram, letter J, star, arrow, square s...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:04:12 PDT
Print and then laser cut, a quick tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-and-then-laser-cut-a-quick-tutorial/
Print and then laser cut, a quick tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/MTA0/HUL9CQUP/FBJMTA0HUL9CQUP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/MTA0/HUL9CQUP/FBJMTA0HUL9CQUP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBJ/MTA0/HUL9CQUP/FBJMTA0HUL9CQUP.SMALL.jpg AzzysDesignWorks We've had lots of people down at Pittsburgh Techshop ask how we were able to print pieces out, and then laser cut them with the accuracy that we have gotten. Its fairly simple, and requires just a bit of setup. This is the way we cut out our base level gauges for the ADW Store. Why do this when ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:57:36 PDT
Food Replacement System http://www.instructables.com/id/Food-Replacement-System/
Food Replacement System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/PUZ1/HUDMSSJF/F8PPUZ1HUDMSSJF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/PUZ1/HUDMSSJF/F8PPUZ1HUDMSSJF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/PUZ1/HUDMSSJF/F8PPUZ1HUDMSSJF.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 Problem: Its hard to find convenient and healthy food Solution: Make a food replacement system based on protein and veggies Materials: lots of green leafy vegetables top sirloin Tools: kitchen (I used the techshop chandler kitchen) Juicer dehydrator sink faucet Get green leafy veggies a...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:24:21 PDT
Soma Cube for Brain Development http://www.instructables.com/id/Soma-Cube-for-Brain-Development/
Soma Cube for Brain Development - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/BM8E/HUL8W3W5/F8HBM8EHUL8W3W5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/BM8E/HUL8W3W5/F8HBM8EHUL8W3W5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/BM8E/HUL8W3W5/F8HBM8EHUL8W3W5.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 Problem: sometimes I have difficulty solving a problem (math, idea generation, etc.) Solution: Certain activities (walking, tangrams, numchucks, soma cubes) reset my brain and make intellectual problems easier to solve Materials: 2x4 wood glue Tools: table saw wood clamps Wiki on soma cubes: ...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 11:03:24 PDT
How to create a simple mask http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-simple-mask/
How to create a simple mask - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/OB75/HUK2CMJA/FS1OB75HUK2CMJA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/OB75/HUK2CMJA/FS1OB75HUK2CMJA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/OB75/HUK2CMJA/FS1OB75HUK2CMJA.SMALL.jpg rcouture21 Today I show you how to make a simple mask.  I made this with a laser at Techshop.  http://www.techshop.ws/. Draw the face mask I used Adobe Illustrator to create this mask.  I modeled it from a pair of glasses.  You could use an image from the internet of your favorite character and add i...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:20:31 PDT
Change PLA on a 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-PLA-on-a-3D-Printer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/ZSJC/HUJRMKPI/FRSZSJCHUJRMKPI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/ZSJC/HUJRMKPI/FRSZSJCHUJRMKPI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/ZSJC/HUJRMKPI/FRSZSJCHUJRMKPI.SMALL.jpg kevin7314 These steps are for the makerbot replicator 3D printer TO CHANGE PLA FILAMENT: turn on 3D printer left arrow to get to menu down arrow till you get to utilities press M button navigate to change filament press M button choose unload (if a different filament is already loaded) or load. wait for ex...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:44:34 PDT
Kleenex Box cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Kleenex-Box-cover/
Kleenex Box cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/61XX/HUIWK9LR/F7A61XXHUIWK9LR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/61XX/HUIWK9LR/F7A61XXHUIWK9LR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/61XX/HUIWK9LR/F7A61XXHUIWK9LR.SMALL.jpg rcouture21 Here is a Kleenex Box Cover you can customize for any home.  I used a box maker on line and a laser.  you can make this out of many materials I chose acrylic for this project since I had some available.   I made this at Techshop.  http://www.techshop.ws/.  On this project I tried to engrave a pictu...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:59:50 PDT
Napkin Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Napkin-Holder/
Napkin Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/CEJZ/HUIHIV5H/F54CEJZHUIHIV5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/CEJZ/HUIHIV5H/F54CEJZHUIHIV5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/CEJZ/HUIHIV5H/F54CEJZHUIHIV5H.SMALL.jpg mouse333 Not a fan of wasting things, and I had a lot of left over clean napkins. I also don't like looking at them... so, I made a napkin holder at Techshop with the laser cutter! http://techshop.ws/ Design First I measured the napkins to get the dimensions for the inside shape of the box. I designed the...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:24:16 PDT
Reuse: Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner. I Made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-Ultrasonic-Jewelry-Cleaner-I-Made-it-at-Tech/
Reuse: Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner. I Made it at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/T28J/HUFW6EXU/FV0T28JHUFW6EXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/T28J/HUFW6EXU/FV0T28JHUFW6EXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/T28J/HUFW6EXU/FV0T28JHUFW6EXU.SMALL.jpg John_TS_DTW Goal:       To reuse discarded electronic toothbrush. Design Requirement:       * Do not create the cup.  Use existing cup.       * The cup need to be light so it would not take a lot of force to vibrate the water in it.       * There connection of the gadget to the cup need to be strong.  This way...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:23:42 PDT