Eventorbot! Open Source DIY 3D Printer

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  • 02/28/2013 @ 12:51 pm

The Eventorbot! open source 3D printer has a simple design requiring fewer materials than most other 3D printers. The frame is made from a single 4′ long, 2 1/2″ square tube (14 gauge/1.5mm/.0598″ thick; cost: less then $20). With this design there are fewer plastic parts and a stronger structure,... Read more »

Nailed It! Toenail Clipper for easy clipping

Our Mission is to help seniors trim their toenails, since the majority of the elderly can’t because of aging problems like: Poor Vision/Eyesight, Flexibility Issues, Thick toenails, etc. The contraption our team created (The EZ-Reacher Toenail Clipper) is focused on seniors who want to maintain their toenail-clipping independence without a... Read more »

Capstan for Winding Kite Line

This hand-cranked capstan pulls down kites easily and quickly but is lightweight and portable. A power option can be added for even more ease of use. The line ends up on a removable halo spool, so spools of line with varying weights can be used on the same winder. The... Read more »

The Wimshurst Influence Machine

When assembling a proper laboratory, the gentleman or lady experimenter should be sure to include a Wimshurst electrostatic generating machine. This device will serve tirelessly in investigations into the field of natural philosophy, and provide interesting parlor games such as the “electric kiss.” Herein we will demonstrate the construction of... Read more »

Animal Detector

My 4-year-old son comes up with some funny ideas. A few months ago, he asked for a piece of cheese to leave outside for animals. We gave him a slice of cheddar. The next morning he jumped out of bed and hurried to the window. The cheese was gone, but... Read more »