Are you sanding down 3D prints? Metal bar-stock or tubes? Wood? A DIY Sanding pad could make a great addition to your toolchest! When the surface you’re sanding is flat a hand sander or stick with sandpaper tacked in works just fine. But for situations where you’ll be working a rounded surface something more pliable…
SMD Spool Up for a Clean Workbench – DIY Solution
Spooling up loose SMD part tape for surface mount components makes sense. So you’re suffering under the weight of plastic bags filled with tiny parts on paper rolls? Read on for a slick SMD Spool solution for storing them. Suddenly realizing my workbench was too cluttered (in the Phrozen Sonic Mini review) I decided to…
New Bright RC Car Teardown – Even cheaper than it looks
My first step to any electronics mod is to do a teardown and see what I’m working with. New Bright’s RC F150 truck looks like an ideal candidate from the outside. But is it going to make the cut for replacement electronics? And that’s what I was aiming to find out by digging into the…
Creating a 9 Pin Joystick Cable End – 3D Printing DIY
9 Pin joystick cable pigtails have been amazingly hard to find. And I need to re-cable old joysticks for the Genesis since the cheap replacements are mostly garbage. So I’ve finally resorted to making my own. To be clear DB9 connectors are easy to source. I’ve got a stack of them here for an unrelated…
Quick Switched LED Light Circuit Using Just 4 Components!
LED light circuits are a fun component to add to any build. I’m adding one to the Sega Genesis clone I recently looked at! In this video I take a look at electronic components I commonly use to make cheap DIY LED lights.
Motorized Turntable for Video, Photo, and 3D Scanning (DIY)
Have you ever wanted to take a video, photos, or scan an object? Do you need a motorized turntable to move the object while this is done? Then have I got the design for you. Maybe. As it turns out an (ultra) cheap louver stepper isn’t the easiest type of motor to step (relatively) smoothly.
Prusa i3 Mk3: Rewiring the Failed Heatbed
The Prusa i3 Mk3 has had a heatbed failure. The problem’s diagnosed and we’re re-wiring the bed to get it heating properly again.
Heated Bed Cable Replacement on the Prusa i3 Mk3
Recently the heated bed failed on my Prusa i3 Mk3 (from Prusa 3D). But on the up-side it wasn’t the bed itself, but the cables. So I seized the opportunity to make a video of the troubleshooting process. There’ll also be a follow up video on what replaced the original cable.
Box Fan Filter Variable Speed Fan Build
Building your own box fan filter is a great way to reduce the amount of dust in your workspace. I’m going a step further and adding in a variable speed motor control!
Space Saving Workbench Storage Under Table
Today I’m adding some extra laptop storage space onto the workbench with a length of 2×4 and an underslung metal keyboard tray.