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 »

Team Tailgaters – Park’n’Play

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 11:06 pm

The following instructions will guide you through the process of turning your Jeep, or another sport utility vehicle, into a multifunctional tailgating paradise. The Park’n’Play features a basketball hoop and a shelf that can hold a grill, food, etc. Read more »

Custom Roller Skates

So why would you want to make your own roller skates? Because you can! Imagine rolling into a rink and turning heads as skaters check out your original, cool-looking skates. Not only will your custom skates set you apart in terms of style, fit, and comfort, they’re also a great... Read more »

The Autophenakistoscope

Motorize a phenakistoscope, a 19th-century parlor novelty that preceded motion pictures, and keep its frames synched to an LED strobe by using a sensor and an Arduino microcontroller. Invented in 1832 by Joseph Plateau, this device creates a moving picture from a sequence of stills arranged on a spinning disk... Read more »

Adult Soapbox Kart

This guide will teach you the basic design aspects you’ll need to consider in order to make yourself a road-worthy gravity-powered vehicle. Full suspension on go-kart wheels, driver restraints, a rigid frame with roll bar, and balanced drum brakes are features of the example kart I’ve built. It weighs in... Read more »