lawnmower

Build a Remote-Controlled Lawn Mower

It’s too hot out there! Time to launch the drone mowers!

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Can Your Really 3D Print a Working Robotic Lawnmower?

Need the lawn mowed? Print out a robotic lawnmower. Have a big yard? Print two?

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Tinkering Over Time – An “Off-Grid” Conversation with Michael Cadwallader Owen

A conversation with Michael Owen, a self-made maker, handyman, and tinkerer from NY state.

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My First Epic Hack: The Lawnmower of Theseus

Much to my mother’s chagrin, my Dad always held the philosophy of “Use it until you wear it out.” It made some of our stuff look shabby, but it stretched dollars and made for good learning experiences. One day the engine on our trusty Snapper lawnmower seized up. At this point I was around 12 years old, and past the point of just handing tools to Dad while he worked on something (though being the tool gopher is an important mill to be pulled through in and of itself), but now diving into the heady space of troubleshooting. Minor problems consisted of re-sewing the grass bag’s opening so its elastic cuff would fit snugly over the chute, or having to coax the engine back to life come springtime.

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Potter’s Lawnmower Wheel maker interview

The last in our interview series with makers presenting at World Maker Faire New York this weekend is with Michael Owen, who is bringing his Potter’s Lawnmower Wheel. Necessity is the mother of invention, and as a potter, Michael created a tool he needed out of what he had access to. Here’s what he shared […]

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