Well, I did plan to write full length instructables on all these, bt havnt got time to write them in details..
so just a brief trip on things I have made recently..
- Edge lit acrylic displays! \m/
With a few experiments, making edge lit displays is now a cakewalk! 🙂
Saw this wonderful instructable [was even more inspired by the pics ppl hav put up as comments]n wanted to make similar displays..
Here s my earliest attempt on building one..
During the 1st trial, we were a lil skeptic on how long should we let the drill stay at a particular location for the necessary amount of engraving.. without the drill coming through the acrylic piece.. 😉
so we ended up jus roughening the surface without ny actual engraving..
But in the next one, we kept the drill stationary [by mounting it on a router table], made a wooden stencil for the display n then let the drill do its work without us worrying about nythin..
Tried different engraving techniques and now have come up with an easy,quick one..
[would post the videos soon]
Tools n materials required :
Clear acrylic sheet,
Drill [u can choose from a variety of drill bits, I chose a V shaped bit]
a router table [to mount the drill below]
So grab a friend who has woodworking tools [jus like I did 😉 ], and start making ur own displays!
Shall post in detail about all kinda engraving techniques dat I tried.. 🙂
- Laptop cooling pad
My laptop sometimes heats up like an oven and is difficult to work with.. So made a cooling pad out of wood..
used a toy motor attached with a propeller but it consumes a lot of current.. so finally removed it.. to replace it with the standard cooling fan.
The next version is a foldable one which is more portable.. [pics nt available now]
But the laptop definitely is in better health now! 🙂
- Helping hand
Wanted to make something to hold on stuff while soldering n other general purposes..
Made it out of coolant hose n connectors..
Design inspiration : http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-A-multi-use-helping-hand-for-electro/
Havnt yet changed the connectors [alligator clips]for other purposes, but they cud b replaced by others for specific uses..
Happy D.I.Y.ing! 🙂