Category Archives: TOOLS

Tools used to cobble together inventions and tools cobbled together as inventions.

Trigger Your Camera Using Automatic Air Freshener Parts

Per an earlier post, Glade was nice enough to provide a very hackable set of components in their “automatic spray” air freshener.  Once I had the components in hand, an obvious use was for a remote camera trigger.  After some … Continue reading

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Work Table from a Shipping Pallet

I recently bought a miter saw made by Rigid.  Although it wasn’t the cheapest one (or the most expensive), I think the quality of the build was worth it.  I’ve been very happy with it, as in addition to being … Continue reading

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ENV2 Camera Phone TRIPOD mount

As discussed in this post, I recently made some custom mounting hardware for my phone.  Although a wooden block seemed sufficient at the time, I’ve been trying out some stop-motion techniques and purchased a tripod.  Making my ENV2 mount compatible … Continue reading

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Env2 Picture and Video Taking Guide

As mentioned in this post, I use my Env2 for taking most of the pictures on this site.  The Env2 and probably most camera phones will take better pictures than one would think once they are transferred to your computer.  … Continue reading

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ENV2 Camera Phone Mount

Update 1/25/2011 – I’ve now made it tripod-compatible! If you’re one of the 2 to 3 people that read this blog regularly, you might wonder how I take all of the blurry pictures of my projects.  The Answer is with … Continue reading

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How a Pencil Sharpener Became a Drill, or “To Grandmother’s House we Go With no Drill”

A jcopro.net reader who prefers not to register with WordPress but instead writes for Broken Bulb Comedy, submitted the following story about a hack he made.  While at his Grandmother’s house, he needed to install some safety railing, but didn’t … Continue reading

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