Build a Minimalist Chair Out of Plywood

Marfa-inspired plywood chair, which requires only the most basic of skills. With some easy measuring, cutting, gluing, drilling, and sanding, you can make one, too!

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Arduino Weather Station

In this project,The author has made a weather station that measures air pressure, temperature, rain drop, soil humidity and air humidity using Arduino which save the data for data acquisition.

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Laser Cutting Basics

A laser cutter is a prototyping and manufacturing tool used primarily by engineers, designers, and artists to cut and etch into flat material. Laser cutters use a thin, focused laser beam to pierce and cut through materials to cut out patterns and geometries specified by designers. Apart from cutting, laser cutters can also raster or etch designs onto work pieces by heating up the surface of the workpiece, thus burning off the top layer of the material to change its appearance where the raster operation was performed.

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Laser cut wood veneer lamp

This laser cut minimal dodecahedron wood veneer lamp is part of a “Temporaries” series.

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CNC Scissor Chair (Plywood)

This project, the “Scissor Chair,” takes its design inspiration from the non-orthogonal joint cut on a machine capable of cutting only orthogonal (non-beveled) profiles. The finished chair is as purely a CNC project as the author could manage: it requires exactly one sheet of standard 1/2″ plywood, no extra parts, no hardware, no glue, and no other tools (except maybe a mallet to show it who’s boss).

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Laser Cut Leather Tool Roll

Minimal leather tool roll for keeping tools and stationery.

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Make a leather wallet

In this instructable the author takes you through the whole process of making a leather wallet. It’s nice and small (easy to fit in the terrible and nearly nonexistent pockets in lady jeans!) but still fits a decent amount of cards and cash.

She has some other instrucables on leather working as well.

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Rubber Band Crossbow

This project requires some determination to complete, but the payoff is worth it. The crossbow makes a satisfying snap when the trigger is pulled, and it can launch bolts more than 100′ (30m)! You can power this crossbow with a piece of string or with a rubber band.

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Articulating LED Task Lamp

Check out the awesome video.

2-Way Bookshelf Speakers

One of the very nicely documented bookshelf speaker instructable. Detailed information about the enclosure structure, tools used, material used, their properties and characteristics.

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Make an Awesome Mechanical Iris

Build this beautiful, eye-opening portal with your CNC or laser cutter. You can easily cut it on a laser cutter in acrylic, plywood, or hardboard. The author cut his from brass and ply.

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Laser Cut Display Gears

Four interlocking gear wheels in a display case. Art and engineering in perfect harmony. The parts of this project are cut out from three millimetre plywood using a laser cutter. The plans for making this project are available for everybody to download for free. Other instructables by author are pretty awesome too.

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LED Night Light with Star Pattern

This LED nightlight features a star pattern and it lights up a dark room in a magical way. The author used ipe for the wood, however any dark wood, or painted MDF for example would work well. This is a really fun project and would be great as an accent light in a room, in the middle of a table, or as a night light in the bedroom.

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P9C – Chair made with CNC Router

CNC Furniture has been for a few years already but hasn’t really taken off. The author believes this is because designers haven’t spend enough time designing with that technology in mind. He came up with a family of chairs: stool, lounge chair and this dinning table chair.

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Link to Stool

Link to Lounge Chair


Geometric Cut Paper Table Lamp

This making of this lamp uses simple techniques of symmetric and asymmetric pop folds which can be the basis for more complex designs. Author’s goal was to design the lamp with a single sheet of paper that looks like it couldn’t be made with a single sheet of paper.

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Cardboard Tubes Bench

42 inch wide roll of paper- cardboard tubes recycled into a long bench.

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Guide to buying parts for bluetooth speakers

This isn’t much of a tutorial, but more of a guide to buying parts for building portable speakers. The author has put a lot of time into research and development into making handheld portable bluetooth speakers.

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Neon Laser Cut Enclosures for Desktop Speakers

This build is a great way to combine soldering and laser cutting. For this specific project, the author took apart an old set of speakers to use the existing amplifier and then hooked up the new individual speakers to the board. She chose to use neon acrylic for the enclosures because she thought the colors would be a nice way to brighten up her study space.

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Portable Arduino Arcade Pong Game

In this project the author is making an easy portable arcade Pong machine using the Arduino UNO and a Nokia 5110 LCD

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Super flexible double curvature surface – Laser cut plywood

Curved surfaces are very attractive, especially negative double curved surfaces, but also very complicated to perform. What’s interesting about them in constructive terms is the increase in stiffness and load capacity as the surface is bent in one and two directions.

The author laser cut a stiff piece of plywood into a fun flexible double curvature.

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3DPrinted Pinhole Camera

The P6*6 is a 3D-printed pinhole camera, glued and fastened together with 3mm nuts and bolts. All of the individual parts print without support and fit on a 6-inch square print bed. The files are available for download from Thingiverse.

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