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Decorating with the EggLathe

Decorating with the EggLathe allows your egg to turn, while you can draw on it with a pen, or paint brush.

This EggLathe was built of laser cut corrugated plastic, and is an early iteration of the design. The first parts were cut of cardboard, but future parts should be cut from either acrylic or baltic birch plywood. Continue reading

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Laser Clicker

Using some laser cut parts, along with a handful of machine screws and nuts, wire, conductive tape, and packaged inside a take out food tub, you can make a three axis motor controller.

This controller was created as a super inexpensive, easy to assemble way to operate the SeaPerch underwater ROV. This controller allows you to make your own DPDT switches. You can also make the switch part using a different technique, and more standard materials. Continue reading

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3D Printed Mendocino Motor

The Mendocino Motor floats in its own magnetic field and converts light into electricity and magnetism, which are then converted into the motion of the motor.

Building and studying this project provides the satisfaction of creating an amazing bit of technology, and the opportunity to explore magnetism, electromagnetism, electric motors, solar power generation, and personal manufacturing.

Build the base that holds the magnets and provides a bearing point for the motor. Then wind the motor coils, and solder them to the solar cells. When the motor is assembled, you’ll balance it so it spins freely, and perform any troubleshooting to make it work Continue reading

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