Micro Engines and Tools Made From Scratch

Micro Engines and Tools Made From Scratch
A tiny "jet" engine.
A tiny “jet” engine.

Primarily working with miniatures, but also exploring solar, steam, and thermoelectricity, I stumbled upon the YouTube channel of Greek maker JohnnyQ90 and felt compelled to share his projects with you.

His engine projects are fascinating for their diminutive size while mostly functioning as desired. His channel description says everything is “made from scratch”…”and a lot of patience!” No doubt. Some of his engines aren’t much bigger than a large coin:


My favorite is his “Micro Air Turbine Tool” that combines some hobby parts and custom fittings into an air-powered rotary tool:


The parts spread at the beginning makes me imagine the tools I want to fabricate from the spare bits and pieces I’ve collected over the years.

Fascinating stuff. You can see all of JohnnyQ90’s videos – and subscribe to his channel – here.

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I'm an artist & maker. A lifelong biblioholic, and advocate for all-things geekathon. Home is Long Island City, Queens, which I consider the greatest place on Earth. 5-year former Resident of Flux Factory, co-organizer for World Maker Faire (NYC), and blogger all over the net. Howdy!

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