Youtube cherries for makers
please post here your Youtube cherries and easter eggs
Almighty Oxtoolco, working with plastic. Interesting techniques, using brass wool for polishing.
you may wanna checkout the TipBlitz hashtag on youtube. Not just cherries but quite some diamonds this year 🙂
Btw. ‘Sebastian End’ published the plans for his CNC. That’s pretty much the best build I’ve seen since long – still in the 4-6K range but very convincing for a home shop CNC mill.
Thanks, the TipBlitz is great. The CNC is too pretty for my garage.
I have been thinking of making one of the MPCNC routers.
@s2019, just a little recommendation : a CNC is a great thing to build yourself if you want to learn something new but honestly, after so many own and failed builds – you want something which just works (leveling, electronics, … stuff which can drive you crazy, for weeks or months even ). At the end it’s just another tool. Don’t be too shy to go for a machine able to cut Aluminum at least which is a game changer for makers (you want some fun – right ? ). If you need something which mills metal (just do, it’s just the B after A and there is no C), take one from Craiglist. There are popular bench top models (can’t tell right now) – ready for a conversion; best is of course just to get one of those already. I can’t wait to see Stan next year competing with good old Tony 🙂 Tell your wife it’s absolutely needed to fix the house and the car…lol
Yes, the first few parts off of the machine would be some signs and plaques for the wife’s hobby….I know how this works.
The MPCNC design is intriguing and fits well into my interest in the build itself.
I’m still interested in exploring cheaper/softer materials for limited use custom molds.
@ppme , since you have some great designs for combined pp machines, perhaps you could add one of these as an attachment.
@s2019, damn – exactly what I needed, so many times; hilarious – having the problem AND the solution in front of your eyes – for soo long. I am adding this to the v3 & v4 feature map – please assume a few more thousand people making their way to PP soon. (actually the neighbor way feels a little better, for the cats too)
I’ve got a little orgasm yesterday to see the tiny & minimal shop of Stefan Gotteswinter. I didn’t know about grinding (grinder = 1K) your own carbide at home but this is going to save me a days of work 🙂
Yeah, unfortunately unless that feeder has a mechanical finger that can open a can of the good stuff, it has been judged inadequate in our house….cat eats better than I do.
Stefan’s workshop looks nothing like mine…hmmmm…
The upcoming ‘PP next-gen’ version aka ‘v4, just – plus more’ has a scheduler, adjustable via app – also for the shredder module. Luckily our cats want the ‘good’ stuff packaged in those plastic bags. It’s getting a little messy but from what I heard from the FDA ‘we eat plastic up to the amount of a credit card, a week’ – that should be fine with the cats too – sometimes we feel they’re trash bins – just on legs. But hey, you’re right – nowadays with soo many food scandals – you can perfectly use cats as bad food detector. We stopped buying a good bunch products of already 🙂
Then there is the v5 mixer module – perfect to smuggle some clay as worm treatment into the food. Perfect, I start loving this 🙂
Btw, I just checked on this bench top mill, it’s a widespread model and works like charm, for 3K just – quite a game changer but at second traders you get a mill which has gear cutting too 🙂
@s2019 – yeah. I hadn’t much time but upgrading the shop & learning a bunch of new things. Here some motivation to get into chemistry – or better said metal alchemy in this very case. How’s it going ? You managed to sell the bench top mill to your wife ? I’ve got now a smaller one – BF20 – optimum – insane little beast and I am a little in heaven to re-design most of our production and machines with that. As for the neighbor kids, they’re eager to build a bow – there is much to shoot these days; from cops to flying plastic bags.
@occupypp , Thanks, now I need to find a cryocooler on ebay…great. I wonder if he could do as well just liquefying dry air instead of doing the N2 separation, not that much warmer.
oh that’s neat – we were about to use old skis for the bow but PVC seems a little more easy since the boys can do that them-self, great find. thanks.
@s2019, thanks a million – that guy definitely keeps me smiling & amazed for quite while (i actually have to remind myself to stop laughing – turning brass with a chisel). no seriously; that’s a great catch – looking at all the details – with a trained eye – there is endless tips and hints for PPers in those videos. I gonna watch them all now – get ready.
Well, if you have an extra half hour for classic metal working from scratch. The two Ford Hallam videos have been out a while but are eye candy I could use as a screen saver every day.
Of course you can use his techniques to make molds….who needs CNC.
Nice ones, @s2019 – would drive me crazy this little stuff 🙂
the recent videos of all time DIY star ‘Marcin Jakubowski‘ became quite good – they had for long sound issues (and still) but perfectly forgettable when it comes to the details of the content. They had even Tom Lipton as guest.
Way to go – dear PP folks ; hopefully 3dprint is an allowed thing in the new ‘PP Universe’. @timberstar pointed to an interesting 3dprinter recently. If things go well – we may have the v3 or v4 extruder printing larger items next term; fingercross
@timberstart – great stuff, thanks a lot.
Here a session with ‘Marcin Jakubowski’ from ‘Open Source Ecology’ speaking about building a Amazon store; interesting though for PPers because the fees & hassle seem to be relative reasonable. I hope we can get the first machines and components over there sometime next year 🙂
@s2019 – yeah that’s a classic one 🙂 I would love to make that but the little shitters can’t focus on anything longer than a hour – there is so little you can teach them in a rather dangerous environment like a metal shop. It must be little like Tetris, frequent successes in a relative short time. But hey, you just found for the bigger boy – me – a nice weekend exercise (actually 5 weekends). Soon the HDPE ball business is booming 😉
here is a serious reason to get into blow molding 🙂
Yes, great video. Every summer I enjoy the inevitable stories where someone discovers that the giant inflatable swan is really a good sailboat and ends up several miles offshore…at least they are easy to spot.
Thanks, that will be useful.
For those that may want to know what is important on youtube….
It appears that an 8 year old promoting plastic toys was ahead of the save the world from plastic channels….Looks like there is some work to do
Gamers and toy reviews…How do you convince a kid to go learn engineering
hey all pp folks I have been collating anything that I think is of relevance to pp and have a playlist if anyone is interested.
A playlist would be great. I think this thread was meant more for the humorous and loosely related videos. Maybe start an new thread to collect more on topic videos.
Plastic yes. Used toilet seat….not so much.
Also if you see these guys coming……Take down your “zimmer frei” sign…just a suggestion.
Let’s say you got your hands on an industrial robot. You could raise your environmental karma by sorting plastic https://davehakkens.nl/community/forums/topic/sorting-plastic-with-robotics-v4/ or you can do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P4xiNx-hc4 (you can skip to 2:10)
Hehe, considering this indeed to build for my cats only 🙂 They got a little addicted to a random laser and seem a little angry that there is nothing to catch. They want it started each day on time, just as with food.
Since this post is one of the longest around and this forum might get killed with still no replacement for the other one hundred different content types which won’t find place on Discord, let me add a few cherries to the round:
– ‘Mr Carlson’s Lab‘ : electronics (mainly restoration), I really enjoy this channel a lot. He can explain you complex things in a few minutes just. If you like getting into electronics or a glimpse of it, please keep watching ‘Ben Eater‘ as well, regardless you don’t understand it all. Whilst at it, here one more channel called ‘AddOhms‘ – comes with lots of entry level but juicy videos.
– ‘Blondy Hacks‘, yes – listen ladies! She’s doing fantastic entry level machining videos and has a few tricks which might leave even the ‘pros’ speechless
and yes, there is fun in there too 🙂
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