Organizing the clutter, finding stuff you forgot you had, throwing away junk, and cleaning your workbench can be fun and satisfying, if you have a label maker. I recently overhauled my workbench storage for small parts and tools and want to share some of my process with you. Whether you’re into electronics, jewelry making, home improvement, or all three (+more) like me, hopefully you’ll find something useful here (guide on Instructables).
This is a list of my favorite LED diffusion ideas, which I hope will provide you with some sparks of inspiration for creating your own next-level illumination.
A shelf for my drives! Take a peek behind my computer, and you’ll find a stack of external hard drives and a mess of cables. I keep a piece of fabric in front of this area to help keep dust out, but it’s far from perfect and takes up a lot of horizontal desk space.
My goal with this project is to free up this space while creating a new safe home for my drives, where they could get fresh air without clogging up their fans with sawdust or anything else.
Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder interviewed me for their Cool Tools podcast.
Brandon interviewed me for his Make (Break) podcast.
A simple leather wallet is the first thing I ever made from leather. Sadly the original was lost but that gave me the opportunity to make it again, better, and film it!
Create a fun light-up flower using 3D printing and Tinkercad! Optionally add some needle felting to diffuse the light from the LED at the center of the flower. The special Glow circuit assembly in Tinkercad makes it easy to put an LED and battery circuit into your 3D prints.