Projects & Stuff
2 x 72 Belt Grinder from Treadmill Parts
Making a 2 x 72 belt grinder with parts from a treadmill for less than $200.
Fun with Digital Calipers
How to make a cable that plugs into digital calipers so the values can be sent to an Arduino or PC.
Fuel Pressure Sensor Alarm
A weekend project that sounds off an alarm when the fuel pressure in a Dodge RAM pickup is too low.
DIY Adam Savage Inspired Sortimo Storage Solution
How to make an Sortimo style storage solution inspired by Adam Savage.
How To Make a Motorized Camera Slider
How to make a motorized camera slider that switches directions when the slide reaches the limit.
How To DIY Automatic Water Valve for Open Top Containers
How to build a water valve that automatically turns itself off when the water level reaches the top of an open container.
Wooden Dog Crate
A wooden dog crate is made for our new puppy. I wanted something that looked more like a piece of furniture instead of junk that came off a boat from China.
The Claw Machine
This is a two part video series showing how Bob builds a claw machine entirely from parts on hand. When finished it will be displayed at the 2015 Nashville Mini Maker Faire.
Self Balancing Segway Style Scooter
This is a multipart video series following Bob as he makes a self balancing scooter (Segway clone). Click to see details on what worked and what did not and how this project was built.
The Target Robot
Tired of shooting paper targets? So is Bob. Following along as Bob builds a robo-target that randomly flips targets in and out of view. Also, see what it takes to build a robot that is bullet proof so the occasion hit doesn't render the robot useless.
Water Level Sensor Part 2
Bob builds a water level sensor to monitor his horses water troughs. In Part 2, the electronics for the wireless link and water sensors are built.
Water Level Sensor Part 1
Bob builds a water level sensor to monitor his horses water troughs. In Part 1, the sensor is built out of ordinary plumbing parts that can be found at any hardware store.
Pac Man Theme Clock
Bob builds a theme clock based on that popular 80's arcade game Pac-Man.
Man Cave Arrow Sign
A marquee arrow is built. Perfect for any arcade, garage or man cave.