Monday, April 26, 2010

Recycling Can Fix

A couple of months ago my neighbor was upset that the recycling truck slammed her trash can down and broke the plastic hinges that held the wheels in place.  This is quite a problem for people.  The cans sit in the sun and then get slammed around by the recycling trucks and always end up breaking.  They get replaced for 60-100 bucks a pop depending on the size.  My neighbor said she was upset that she was going to have to pay 60 bucks for a new one.
For Neighbor Day (which is around my birthday this year) I decided to take care of it for her.  With a few hose clamps, screws and some plywood, I fashioned a fix for her.  From the photo you can see that the wheels where originally held on by the plastic and you can see how those are broken.  So far, this is held pretty well and no complaints from the city! She offered to pay me for the time but I said no big deal and let it go.
It's not a very impressive project but yet, it shows you how you can fix things rather than get new ones!

LEGO Office Cubicle

Last week was professional assistant's week and so for our professional assistant I created a mock set up of her cubicle that everyone signed.  It was pretty cool and it comes even complete with trash and recycling receptacles.
If you're interested in something like this, send me photos of your cube, yourself and I'll come up with a price for you and make one for you!

First Post with LEGO elevator!

Well after realizing all the fun stuff there is out there for makers I decided to start my own Maker blog detailing all the stuff that I've made, am making or gonna make.
For my first post, we'll start off with a LEGO elevator I made for my daughter.
The elevator is built out of Duplo LEGO and uses a motor from the first Mindstorm kits to pull up a little car.