Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

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Interesting stuff to make interesting things out of

Post by rob » 13 Dec 2009, 13:04

Let's suppose you have an idea for an automated book scanner. Now you want to build it. Aside from dumpsters and the hardware store, here are some interesting ideas:

DIY prototyping kits: http://www.contraptor.org/
Coming soon: http://makerbeam.com/makerbeam.html
Machines that make other machines: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/1 ... en_so.html
More things and stuff for Makers: http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2009/1 ... e_def.html

Enjoy!
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Re: Interesting stuff to make interesting things out of

Post by StevePoling » 14 Dec 2009, 01:23

I despaired of finding HDPE after trying a half-dozen thrift shops for plastic cutting boards, so I went to Small Parts, Inc. and bought a slab of the stuff. Along with a sheet of teflon. Check out http://www.smallparts.com.

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Re: Interesting stuff to make interesting things out of

Post by aku » 02 Jan 2010, 15:50

rob wrote: Coming soon: http://makerbeam.com/makerbeam.html
Enjoy!
Similar, already existing: http://microrax.com/
I have no experience with it, just came across it while I was trawling the web for erector/construction sets/kits in the last few days.

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Post by IcantRead » 25 Feb 2010, 23:02

I personally like fastenal for all my hardware, and ebay for my electronics. This stuff is amazing! http://www.8020.net

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