2023-05-12 (F) Weekly Summary

I made an infrared emitter from a hat light by replacing the white LEDs with 3mm IR versions. When I point my head at a night vision camera, it gets blinded, which should combat facial recognition scanning.
(1:48) IR blinding glasses

I made my own Reflectacle-style glasses to protect my privacy. I added reflective tape to my chunky red glasses and frames to obscure my face from facial recognition technology. I used non-stick scissors and a scalpel to apply the tape carefully.
Retro-reflective glasses

I made a simple storage solution for my longboards using medium-duty hooks from The Home Depot. I installed them with bolts, nuts, and fender washers then suspended the trucks over them. It was inexpensive and works great.
A storage unit full of skateboards

I wanted a 12V power supply with connectors I neglected in my last handheld unit. I used new parts, including two USB modules for a car and a powerful module for a USB soldering iron. I designed the holes for the front and back faceplates and spaced everything to avoid interference during assembly.
Drawing for 12V power supply faceplates

I used my laser to cut faceplates and cleaned up holes that didn't cut properly. I wired components with crimped quick-disconnect spade terminals and soldered the rest. After assembly, I checked for short circuits and powered it up without issue.
12VPowerSupply front and back

I designed electric knife caps with wooden discs and screws after the battery fell out of some due to a weak friction-fit cap. Each unit can hold a three-millimeter screw and I made enough for six knives. I plan to leave them bare and install a flanged cap with a nut and bolt.
Cut discs

The rest of the summary posts have been arranged by date.
First time here?

Completed projects from year 1
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3
Completed projects from year 4
Completed projects from year 5
Completed projects from year 6
Completed projects from year 7
Completed projects from year 8

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