Monthly Archives: November 2010

Making endstops from printer photo interrupters.

If you have pulled apart a printer, fax or scanner then there is a high likelihood that you have found a few photo interrupters. Some of these may be pre-packaged in a plastic housing with three wires attached which you can modify to use … Continue reading

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Printer Parts + Time = Repstrap.

For quite some time now I have had a respectable collection of parts left over from disassembling a half dozen printers, fax machines and scanners. So when I came across the easy to construct Mantis CNC I thought I would give it … Continue reading

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Workshop LED light – DIY Walk-through

Here is a quick walk through on how to make a variable brightness LED work light. Required Parts 1 x Portable Halogen Work light, New or second hand: $15 3x Cree XP-G R5 Mounted to a 20mm MCPCB Star (or similar) $31 1 x … Continue reading

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