Mechanical Shears (Maychanisms #4)

Last but not least….. Maychanisms #4! Not to reflect too early but I had a whole bunch of fun doing this. Constantly adding to my mechanism collection in my apartment… which is overrunning the shelf it resides on… Also quick shout out: I ran out of filament when I went to print this. Luckily my […]

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Ratchet Model (Maychanisms #1)

Here is #75 from the 507 Mechanical Movements.   Should be pretty self explanatory. You find these in ratchet wrenches and winches and anywhere else that you don’t want something to catastrophically spin out of control or if you want to move the input in the opposite direction without the output moving.   This was […]

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Maychanisms!

So Its May!   I decided it would be fun and a challenge to try to design and post a modular mechanism created in OpenSCAD every week of May. I have picked my mechanisms from the awesome book 507 Mechanical Movements that I think I have mentioned before.   I won’t go into what I […]

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1 Inch Cube and Pedestal

Hello again! While milling a jig for another project I got an idea. I wanted to see if I could mill a perfect (within tolerance) 1″ cube. So heres how I did it: Start with some aluminum stock bigger than your desired dimensions. I had to cut some stock down to get a good chunk […]

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Power Tool Battery Holder

Hello again! So. Because I like to make things I end up with power tools to help me make things. This makes me end up with lots of power tool batteries. In my apartment workshop I had all my batteries spread across a wire shelf next to the chargers. This wasn’t a great situation since […]

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Matt’s Quick Shelf

Not to be outdone by Joe, I made a shelf too 😛   On my workbench in my apartment I have a homemade power supply and an oscilloscope that remain permanently there. They’re not that heavy but I use them often. I have a bunch of wasted space because they are really flat on top. […]

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EL Wire Neon Sign Pt. 2

Heres part 2 of the EL Wire Neon Sign post from earlier.   Background and Direction: Instead of re hashing the information in part 1 I’m going to concentrate on what I did differently. So for this sign I wanted to add some motion to the sign so I decided to make a Mr. Boh […]

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Bread Lame

Both Joe and I like to make bread. In fact he was the one who gave me my sourdough starter that is magically still alive even though I am the one taking care of it. Anyone who’s made a loaf of say beer bread, which in my experience ends up crazy sticky and runny, has […]

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