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Cardboard tube furniture

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In January I posted my first experiments using cardboard tubing.
See here.

Since then I have continued to find out more useful shapes for this mostly overlooked material.
Using only wood glue you can create almost any geometric shape to use as a stand for various purposes.
In my case I chose a triangular form.

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This has proven to be quite useful with both my Speakers and my Printer.
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I also got the impression that the stands made my Speakers got a little more resonant. Feel free to give me your Feedback in that matter. 🙂

I also tried to add paint to one of my bedside tables. If you like to add color I suggest you use a sponge paint roller and apply a base coat to the cardboard as it is absorbent and will make any discoloring or prints beneath visible if only the color is applied.

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In the end you are only limited by your imagination as to what kind of furniture you can make.
How big can you go?
Find out in my next post 😉


Just add red

If you have household items that are either scratched or beige due to old age then you might want to try and apply a little spray paint to them.

Take these egg cups for example.

The chrome ones had heavy scratches and the plastic ones only look white with the camera flash on. 😉

A little paint does a neat job.

So think about it next time something in your household looks worn.


Custom sink plug

These things seem to be in fashion right now.

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But I want something no one else has 😉

And there you have it.
Just need the paint to dry 😀

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More wearable lighting

I am really starting to develop a fondness for wearable electronics.^^

Wonder what I’ll come up with next? 😀


Urban ilumination

I am sooooooo close.

Let’s hope they survive a while after this successful test run.

As a proof of concept and as Promised by me^^ Here are the Videos ^^

This is what the sole of the shoes look like

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Maker Faire Hannover

Well. It has been a exciting day for me at germanys first Maker Faire.
And as it might take too long to get my impressions across using words….

How about some Photos?

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201111788469130.1073741829.1601611647&type=1&l=128fbc4d52

And some video ^^

Bass Guitar playing robot =)

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Part 3


This blows…

My Speakers have served me well so far and have delivered a nice sound.

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Until THIS happened.

Dissolved...

Dissolved…

Yes. Due to old age, my speakers dissolved recently and needed replacing.
It’s a good thing that I live near a Thrift shop as they are called in the states.

One of my local recycling centres / second hand stores.

I got a nice newer pair for both boxes for just 10 euros.
Here is a close up of one of them.

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And now from afar.

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Revived

Try getting a modern set of speakers fixed that easy 😉

All I needed was a set of screw drivers, a soldering iron and some needle nose pliers.^^