Ornithopter Frame (Rubber Band Powered) by Bioluminescence A first pass attempt at printing the frame of a small, toy, rubber-band powered flapping flying machine. This small ornithopter is based on the tutorials I've seen for wooden ornithopters on Instructables, most particularly on the tutorial by Captain Molo instructables.com/id/Ornithopter/ Known IssuesPlease note, this is WIP - mostly because I couldn't get it to reliably fly. Pallet Adirondack Chair Pallets come in many shapes and styles. They're made from lots of different types of wood. They are readily available for free. In fact, most companies pay people to take them away. But there's a catch: pallets aren't easy to take apart.
My First Project Hello everyone. I have finally taken the plunge and made something after weeks of reading and research here and on other websites. I stumbled across David Savage's website with lots of useful information on what tools to start with. Then I saw an interesting portable workbench on the American Practical Woodworking website. Not having a lot of space in my garage for a workbench, it seemed like the perfect starting point for me. Bird Flight Welcome to Bird Flight! Actually, this web site isn't just about bird flight! It's also about insect flight, and bats, and pterosaurs. I've included every group of flying animals.
Handibot™: A Smart Digital Power Tool by ShopBot Tools A Handibot tool is a new kind of portable, digitally-controlled power tool for cutting, drilling, carving, and many other machining operations– a first Universal Digital Power Tool (UDPT) – or just, a Smart Tool. If you're familiar with industrial CNC (computer numerically controlled) equipment, think of the Handibot tool as a portable version of CNC. But instead of taking material to a stationary machine, you bring the Handibot to your material -- your jobsite, your remodeling task, your project, your work. You can put your Handibot tool to work on a table, the floor, the ceiling, the wall, wherever you need to precisely cut, drill, or carve. Armed with a software application developed just for the kind of job you need to do, a Handibot tool is ready to go to work on your job, task, or project with a squeeze of the “Start” button. If you are not familiar with CNC technology, think of the Handibot Smart Tool as a "3-D Cutter."
The Milkman's Workbench in Use The Milkman’s Workbench – a portable bench I built for the June 2013 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine – is about 653 percent better than my first workbench. Thanks to the clever engineering in the portable bench, it can handle most handwork tasks when clamped to a dining room table or kitchen countertop. My first workbench – a heavy door on sawhorses – could do only a fraction of these task. To demonstrate its capabilities, I attached the portable bench to my dining room table. This is a worst-case scenario. Make it « Rubber-Power.com No experience necessary if working from a kit. Follow the video below and your plane will be awesome. There is also a new Squirrel Instruction Sheet. You’ll need scissors, glue stick (optional but saves a bit of time if used where called for) and craft glue (any carpenter or white glue). Working from scratch (without a kit) requires tools for cutting. Visit hobby and craft stores for raw materials.
Pulse Sensor: an Open Source Heart-rate Sensor that Rocks by Yury Gitman * We've been getting great questions from our backers and are building a FAQ at the bottom of this page. If your question is not there, send us a message and we'll get back to you! “Pulse Sensor” is a well-designed plug-and-play heart-rate sensor for Arduino. It can be used by students, artists, athletes, makers, and game & mobile developers who want to easily incorporate live heart-rate data into their projects.
The Modern Thread Box This is the 1"-6TPI thread box set and the tools you will need to properly adjust it. In a recent article about the Beall wood threading system I mentioned that I had previously been working with a modern thread box set to cut male and female threads in wood. I think this system merit’s a closer look as it is a very good way to cut threads in wood inexpensively. The opening picture shows the 1” AMT thread box set that I use to make threads for the “Mini Moxon” twin screw vises that I make. This set, along with several others was purchased at an auction many years ago and sat on a shelf until recently.
Rustic Hammock-Style Wilderness Chair Build a hammock style wilderness camp chair fit for a Scoutmaster. Made from only Logs and Rope, this stout chair will beat any of those flimsy folding camp chairs when it comes to strength and comfort. So here you are in the middle of the woods far away from the comforts of home. You've got a campfire to stare at as a make-do substitute for the Telly.