Customizable 3D Printed Dowel Jig

Customizable 3D Printed Dowel Jig

I've read that dowel joints are nearly if not as strong as mortise and tenon joints. The mortise and tenon joint requires expensive tools (specifically a table saw and a router) and the know how to make them, but dowel joints can be made with just a drill. The tricky part, though, is getting your dowel holes lined up on each piece. With my dowel jig widget, you can configure a jig for your specific situation and 3D print it at home or for an affordable price online.

Gear Shifter Knob And 3D Printed Threads

Gear Shifter Knob And 3D Printed Threads

I designed and 3D printed a gear shifter for my car. An engineer experienced with direct metal laser sintering wanted to to make his own out of titanium. In exchange for the model, he made me one as well. Read about how I barely managed to tapped threads into it and see how you can do it yourself in a stainless steel version.

Tying Knots With Wood

Tying Knots With Wood

Using my knot software, I've created all kinds of knots. I've tied them myself, 3D printed them, and CNCed their patterns into knot mandrels. In this post, I show you how I used wooden dowels and 3D printed connectors to assemble a knot that forms a globe and has no beginning or end.

Arduino Web Widgets For Rich Learning Experiences

Arduino Web Widgets For Rich Learning Experiences

O'Reilly Media's Oriole platform provides a rich learning experience by combining video, text and interactive coding widgets. To me, it seemed like the perfect way to teach Arduino, but interfacing with Arduino from a browser is tricky business. Read about how I managed to get a simple example going that includes writing code, uploading it to your Arduino and using your Arduino to interact with widgets on the page, all from your browser window.

Customizable Table

Customizable Table

Use my interactive 3D widget to customize your own table. Build a coffee table, dining room table, side table and more. Input your desired dimensions, see the table update in 3D, and get a list of required boards and how to cut them.

Arduino Powered Circle Of Fifths

Arduino Powered Circle Of Fifths

A circle of fifths chord progression player powered by an Arduino and some clever circuitry. Turn the dial to adjust which chords in the circle are major, minor or diminished. Hook your device up to a MIDI synthesizer to hear the chords play!

Work Table

Work Table

Create a basic work table for your shop or garage! Use my interactive table design widget to generate all the dimensions to fit your needs and see some pictures and tips I learned from my build. Change parameters to make a shelf or bench, as well.