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My Handbound Books - Bookbinding Blog. ふっくらポケットのトートバッグの作り方 | 簡単かわいいハンドメイド - 無料型紙 - | BEE FACTORY. How to make your first robot. If you have purchased an "Instant Robot" shield, you can find a project using that shield here. If you prefer the instructions in a single PDF, Dominic / Servello has made this nice PDF to download - Thanks :) Welcome :) Everything here is so easy, that after you have gone through it, you can make a robot in a couple of hours.

Why can't you do that now? Because there are so many little things you need to know. This is an attempt to let you know exactly all these little things, and nothing more. Fast, and based on 2 years of experience of what people need to know to get started. There are other "How to get started building robots" out there. All images in high-res here. Materials needed It used to be a hassle to buy the materials, because not one single webshop was carrying everything needed, and you had to buy from several shops. Good news is that Solarbotics now have made a kit for these instructions: Solarbotics shop (Webshop, located in Canada) (The following is all included in the bundle)

Index to Tips. Materials. You are visitor number since 09/02/03Copyright 2000-2002 by Frank J. Hoose, Jr. Home If you have not already done so, please read the Disclaimer (last updated 10/18/09) Raw Materials for the Mini Lathe While it is referred to as a metal lathe, the minilathe is quite capable of working with many other materials such as plastics and wood. Cost Strength / hardness / stiffness / wear resistance Weight Corrosion / chemical resistance Temperature range Appearance Magnetism Electrical insulation or conduction Ease of machining (machinability or workability) Within a specific type of metal such as brass, steel or aluminum, there are various alloys to choose from.

On the lathe, most of your work will require round (rod) stock. Common Metals for the Home Shop The following table compares some of the metals commonly used in the home shop: Common Plastics for the Home Shop Plastics are often useful when one or more of the following properties is needed: Comparative Prices of Metal Stock Aluminum Round Stock. Free plans and pictures of PVC pipe projects. Fully-Loaded Geek | A site containing all things geeky. Easy 3D Printing Creator Apps. Fritzing. PROJECTS. An exploration into the possibilities for individual construction and customization of the most ubiquitous of electronic devices, the cellphone. … more Electronic Popables Electronic Popables is an interactive pop-up book that sparkles, sings, and moves.

The book integrates traditional pop-up mechanisms with thin, flexible, paper-based electronics and the result is a book that … more Codeable Objects Codeable Objects is a library for Processing that enables novice coders, designers and artists to rapidly design, customize and construct an artifact using geometric computation and digital fabrication The programming … more Self-folding Origami Paper A first-step toward origami robotics, I/O paper is a pair of origami papers in which the red (controller) paper senses how it is being folded and the white (output) paper … more Kit-of-No-Parts The Kit-of-No-Parts is an approach to crafting electronics rather than designing discrete components.

DressCode Computational Textiles Curriculum. Buy USB Infrared Toy v2 [TES42756P] Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits. Kintsugi: the art of repairing broken ceramics. Did you know that in Japan, the act of repairing broken ceramics is an art form? The 16th century ‘Kintsugi’, or ‘Kintsukuroi’, is a repairing technique that celebrates the broken item’s rich history by decorating its cracks instead of hiding them.

This is done by applying a mixture of urushi (lacquer resin), rice glue, and powdered gold, silver, or platinum. No two Kintsugi patterns are the same, with each golden stream’s path depending on the extent and pattern of the break. The method gives the broken pottery piece new life and identity, making it good as new – sometimes better than the original, even. The video below was created by Greatcoat Films in London.

They made the short film at Tokyobike, which held a Kintsugi workshop recently. Via This Is Colossal. How Quirky Works. Our Vision. Build a Camping Rocket Stove from Leftover Food Cans. Electronic Goldmine - Electronic Components, Parts, Test Equipment, Kits, Goldmine. Tutorials. DIY « Filippa Malmegard. The Internet of Skills I just watched the refreshing TED group talk on the notion of an Interspecies Internet featuring a hero of mine, Neil Gerschenfeld of MIT’s Center of Bits & Atoms, alongside animal cognition expert Diana Reiss, brilliant network guru and evangelist Vint Cerf and the more unlikely “geek band” member musician Peter Gabriel.

Loved the idea […] My visit to ‘NYC Resistor’ – Cult hackspace in Brooklyn On my trip over to NYC this Feb I popped by cult Hackspace / Makerspace NYC Resistor in downtown Brooklyn. I’d met resident hackers Astrida & Kim at Maker Faire in September but not had chance to stop by the space. Hacks gone viral – From my kitchen to 2000+ shares on Facebook One of the most popular “scrap hacks” i’ve posted onto ScrapHacker is the pallet kitchen sofa. D.I.Y’ers = The new innovators ScrapHacker guest post on Wired Design ScrapHacker gets featured in Cosmopolitan Slovenija The results are in! Looking back #1: Open Source Hardware Summit ‘Hello Etsy’ Revisited. Forma Steel Decorative Shelf Bracket – 12 x 12 – Stainless | Craft-Art. Wisdom of the Hands. BLOG.BOOKBINDERSWORKSHOP.COM: The "Lost Gutenbergs" 15th Century Style Binding Project. Lili's Bookbinding Blog. Education Community. DIY Electronics And Appliances Repair | ApplianceHelp.

Learning DIY electronics and appliance repair can be very beneficial, because it enables people to save money and gain useful knowledge. In the past, those who wish to learn how to build, modify, or repair electronic devices and appliances had to go to school or study under an electronics expert, but now, they can get comprehensive instructions on the Internet. Here is a list of websites that provide helpful information on how to make and fix different electronic devices and appliances.

Radios DIY Crystal Radio: Clear instructions for building a basic crystal radio. Crystal Radio Circuits: Description of different types of radio circuits. Televisions Build You Own Television: Manuals for building American and British televisions. Microwave Ovens Fixing a Microwave Oven: Helpful advice for repairing a microwave oven. Printers and Photocopiers Build a Lego 3D Printer: Step-by-step instructions for constructing a polar 3D printer with Lego.

Small Household Appliances. Tutorial ~ Hanging Fabric Baskets Or Pockets. I know I say this every time, but I am so excited about this project! The possibilities are endless! And they are so easy – I am going to have baskets hanging all around my house in a weeks time.

I am using these above my sewing desk to hold all my notions and patterns. First I will show you how to make them, then I will tell you all the ways I think you could use them…then you can tell me all the ways I never thought of! Here is the tutorial for making larger baskets with plexiglass in the bottom for great wall storage. Supplies: Fabric – how much you need depends on how big and how many you make, we’ll go over thisHeavy weight interface lining – you want it stiff enough to hold its shapeAll your sewing stuffCurtain rod or wooden dowel with brackets to hang it on Cutting out fabric: To make one basket you need two pieces identical in size.

So you have two pieces of fabric the same size right? Now you should have two pieces the same size with interfacing ironed on. Your done! How to Build a Scratching Post. How I Fixed My Broken Rice Cooker: The Complete Illustrated Instructions. Another day, another broken gadget. Plastic-free rule #1 when something breaks is to try and fix it instead of replacing it. But that’s not always easy since so many appliances are built to be tossed instead of repaired. Well Easy Schmeasy. Fixing things is fun. Saves money. Makes you feel like a Super Hero instead of a victim. A few weeks ago, I got to don my cape again after Michael plugged in the rice cooker and nothing happened. (And before any of you leave comments about how we don’t need a rice cooker and could easily cook rice on the stove and here are the instructions how to do it etc etc… yeah, I know. See, back in 2008, the same thing happened to my hair dryer, and my dad helped me out with that situation. DID YOU D.I.Y. & GET INTO A JAM?

Well, I hadn’t DIY’d yet. Me too! Of course, I took pictures every step of the way to share with you. 1) Tools: Here are the tools I used for this job: Needle nose pliers, screwdriver, and metal cutter. And of course, Craigslist. How to Repair a Table Lamp. Check the bulb first! When a lamp flickers or doesn't light up at all, chances are that one of the parts has gone bad. Here we’ll show you how to replace all the key parts.

But don't overlook the obvious: no power or a bad bulb. Try a new bulb and plug the lamp into a different outlet before taking things apart. If that doesn't work, operate the switch. Caution! Pull the plug before working on a lamp. Replace a faulty socket 1 of 7 Photo 1: Pry out the socket Pry the socket shell out of its base. 2 of 7 Photo 2: Unscrew the socket base Unscrew the socket base from the threaded tube. 3 of 7 Photo 3: Strip off insulation Strip off 1/2 in. of insulation with a wire stripper and twist the wire strands together. 4 of 7 Plug close-up The neutral wire connects to the wide plug blade and is distinguished from the hot wire by ribs, color, printing or indentations in the plastic insulation. 5 of 7 Photo 4: Connect the wires Tie an underwriter's knot in the cord. 6 of 7 An underwriters knot 7 of 7 1 of 3 3 of 3.

How much material does the laser burn away? In 2008 I sought to try and quantify the kerf of our laser cutter, or how much material the laser cutter burns away when cutting specific materials. The idea behind providing this information is so you can make a more educated guess of what sizes to draw your shapes if you are needing a tolerance fit. This information is particularly relevant if you are creating inlays and slotting joints*. Please note that these are old figures, which we are hoping to update soon – we cannot guarantee super-precise kerf widths at this time.

Prototyping for yourself is the best way to guarantee the perfect result but hopefully this info will give you an idea of what to expect. So anyway here are the results… For those using imperial: And for those on the metric system: So what does that mean? If you were to draw some parts to be cut from 3mm acrylic as dimensioned below, the white square on the right would end up at 39.80mm and the hole in the middle of the red square would be 40.20mm.