Dec 4, 2018

how to build your TV Stand from pallets wood?

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  • Hi guys, I am back to you again to share with you another idea of housing through recycled materials and in this project I will be showing how I am making a practical coat hanger using reclaimed pallet wood. First of all! Join us here at MyATCtv DIY to see more... And check out our sponsor product at: Walabot DIY In the image here, you can already see can already have a look of the final result: Here is a quick preview video of the build: If you would like to receive a free 3D plan feel free to join our newsletter ( where we are providing our weekly 3D plan via our commenting program) via the below links depending of your language: www.atc-c.com Before starting please find here a list of tools you might need in order to do it yourself: Tool used: Plunge saw Hammer Thickness planer Stainless construction ruler Carpenter frame square Miter saw Table saw Router table Double Flute Straight Bit Roundover Edging Router Bit Band saw Disc sander Transparent spray lacquer White paint Blow torch And more below... We put together a list of some of the tools used in the shop on our Amazon Store (affiliate link), if you'd like to support what we do, shop through this link: MyATCtv Amazon Store Step 1: Dismantle the pallet wood The best for this step will be to use 2 hammers to dismantle the pallet and remove the nails from the wood. Step 2: Cleaning and reducing the wood thickness To clean and reduce the wood thickness, I will be here using a Metabo planer for the larger piece of wood and also the pallet wood slats. When done with this I have all cleaned and ready to be worked on Step 3: Designing and cutting the wood To trace the different lines and other forms I will be using my construction ruler and my frame square. Step 4: The power tool cut At this stage, I am first using my miter saw to cut and remove the broken and dirty part of the wood Then moving after my table saw Here i can already see how i would place the different wooden slats to form the design. Then moving the router table to round up the edges on the wall support wood using the round over Edging Router Bit. After that i am moving to the band saw to design the different hooks which will be fixed on the wooden support. But before fixing them to each other I will first smooth down the edges using my disc sander Then creating the openings using again my router but this time with a straight bit And here we are with the wooden slat inserted into the wall support To make sure they stay attached, i will be using screws inserted from the back of the support (before screwing i will advise you to pre-drill the holes to avoid breaking the wood) To finally create 2 holes which will help you to hang the design to the wall Before putting on the wall I will advise you to double check if you don't have any pipes or cables by using a Walabot DIY device which happens to be the sponsor for this project. If you need more information about this device please check the following link: Walabot DIY Et Voila!!! When done and if trying this recycled project, you should end up with a pretty nice hanger coat in your house I hope that you like this project and if this is the case, leave a comment below to let me know what you think! This article is also available in other languages, if needed see Below: FR: https://goo.gl/af8hfg NL: https://goo.gl/79RG5W DE: https://bit.ly/2FZlVDD ES: https://goo.gl/EhC9Ea IT: https://goo.gl/VDvx7Z ATC for another idea of housing Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram Would you like to support ATC for more sustainable consumption patterns? Take part of the 1 reservation = 1 tree planted program, book here and share: Hotels Flights Holidays homes Car rentals Did you like this article? Register now and for free to be informed of new and up-to-date news articles. Newsletter... You like, you care, you share!
  • Pallet wood can be used for so many things!!! And in this video, i will be sharing with you a nice and simple way to craete some crate boxes for your home. Here they have been created in order to place some wood below a chimney. Below, I am sharing one of the final pictures with you but if you would like to see more... Check out the full youtube video Tutorial! Tools Used: Dust Mask Table saw Miter Saw Reciprocating saw Chisel hammer Sand Paper Sander Nail gun and more below... We put together a list of some of the tools used in the shop on our Amazon Store (affiliate link), if you'd like to support what we do, shop through this link: MyATCtv Amazon Store One of the first steps will be to find some good pallets to start this project: Then when you have them all, it's time to dismantle them all in order to keep the wooden slat. After removing each slats, you should end up with something looking pretty much like that And remove the nails... Then now it's time for us to clean each side of slat with a thickness planer. When cone with the cleaning, I am moving to my miter saw to cut each slat with the appropriate measurement. After cutting them all here is the result: So basically here are the number of slats you will need to create one crate boxe (12 for the frame and 4 for the bottom part). And to round up a little bit the edges, I have decided to use my router. After the router, I've moved to my disc sander to smooth down the surface... Note that the corners will be held using some scrap wood I have in my workshop and then cut them in half using a table saw . Then when they are all ready, it's time to assemble then all To attach the slats to each other, I am using here a nail gun Here I am done with the main frame... Then adding 4 slats for the bottom side... And here we are... 5 crate boxes, easily made and giving some extra storage space in the living room Here is a quick preview video of the build: Let me know below what you think about this build and idea!!! ATC for another idea of housing Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram Would you like to support ATC for more sustainable consumption patterns? Take part of the 1 reservation = 1 tree planted program, book here and share: Hotels Flights Holidays homes Car rentals Did you like this article? Register now and for free to be informed of new and up-to-date news articles. Newsletter... You like, you care, you share!
  • Had some spare time this weekend so went ahead and assembled this AU$2.40 4-Bits DIY Electronic Digital Clock which I bought from AliExpress a while ago. Step 1: Unboxing I bought this DIY kit from "HESAI 3C Electronic Components Store" from AliExpress for just AU$2.40. I have provided the store's link in the description below. The packaging was good and the item was delivered to me in just 15 days.The item came with a circuit diagram and a list of components included in the packaging. Including the instruction sheet there are 18 items in this packet. You can find a scanned copy of the circuit diagram in the description below.Frankly speaking, by looking at the components it doest look like you really need to be an electronic genius to assemble all these components. I guess all you need is just a general purpose soldering kit and a bit of your spare time. Step 2: Soldering The board is actually drawn out with all the shapes of the components on it, so even if you don't know what the components are its really easy to find the right place for it. I am going to install the components from top to bottom so that I have easy access to all of them while soldering.Lets first solder the 1K PR1 resistor pack to the board. One end of the resistor pack has a white dot on it. The white dotted side sits on the square facing the left side of the clock. After that, I am soldering the 8550 PNP transistor to the board. Just match the 'D' of the transistor to the 'D' drawn on the board and you will never get it wrong. Next, I am soldering the 10μF capacitor. The +ve terminal or the long leg of the capacitor slides into the hole that has a plus next to it. It actually doesn't matter what order you are solder the components on the board. The reason I am soldering them from top to bottom is to have easy access to the components when I am putting them on the board.After soldering the base of the IC I am soldering the 2 x 10K resistors and the 3 ceramic capacitors to the board. Next, I am soldering the 12MHz oscillator crystal and the buzzer to the board. The positive leg of the buzzer slides into the hole which has a plus mark on it. After that, I am soldering the 2 x push buttons and the screw terminal block. I really don't like the concept of having the buttons in the front so, I will later move them to the back of the unit. The supply voltage can be between 3v to 6v. This clock also comes with 2 different alarm settings. You can either set them up or turn them off if you don't need them. This clock only displays in the 24hr clock format. I don't know about you but I really like the 24hrs format so its actually a good thing for me.OK, now the final bit, lets solder the 4-Bit 7-segment display and install the AT89C2051 IC to the socket. Make sure when you solder the 7-Segment the dot on the bottom right corner matches the dot on the board. These displays consume a hell lot of current so, before creating the enclosure I will do a bit of maths to estimate how long the clock will last on a fully charged battery. Step 3: Testing Once everything is soldered its time for us to do a quick test. Looks like everything is working the way they should, so lets now do the math and find out how many hours this clock will last without recharging the battery.. Step 4: Current Calculation To calculate the current we need to setup our multimeter to current calculation mode. Then connect the multimeter in series with the clock to the battery. The 18650 battery I have holds 1500mAh current and by looking at the multimeter it looks like the clock consumes almost 25mAh current. So, if we divide 1500 by 25 we get 60hrs which is like 2.5 days. 1500mA / 25mA = 60hrs 60hrs / 24 = 2.5 days Step 5: Reset Button I have noticed that when you recharge the battery after it goes completely flat the clock displays all sorts of funny things except for the time on the display. So, adding a reset button to this clock wood be a good idea. Went back to the clock's manual and looked into the circuit diagram. Looking at the circuit you can see that Pin 1 of the IC is the Reset pin. Digging a bit further, you can easily figure out that to reset the IC you just need to set the pin to HIGH. So thats it, bingo. Lets do a quick test and see if I have hit the jackpot or not. Oh yes, that bloody works. Cool, now lets go ahead and create the wooden enclosure for this clock. Step 6: Woodworking While cleaning my store room I looked at the pile of scrap wood I have in there. I was shocked to see the amount of crap I have collected overtime. Its like, my scrap pile explodes every time I build a new project! Bigger the project, the bigger the pile of scrap wood! So, I used a bit of it to create a nice looking enclosure for this clock.I also added few upgraded to this small project which I am going to show you in the video. Step 7: Installing the Push Buttons As discussed earlier I am moving the pushbuttons from the front to the back of the unit. I am also adding a reset button along with the other two buttons to the back panel. I choose plywood to create the back panel as it has less thickness than a pallet-wood.Using the thinnest drill bit I am drilling all the holes required for the 3 pushbuttons. After that I am soldering a 6 way ribbon cable to the pushbuttons. It was actually a bit of a challenge to solder the ribbon to the buttons, so to hold the cable tight I am adding a bit of hot glue to it. Step 8: Installing the TP4056 Charging Module Next, I am going to install the TP4056 battery charging module with the protection IC to the unit. The protection IC protect the 18650 battery from overcharging and over-discharging. If you want to know more about this module please check out my tutorial number 2 "DIY - Solar Battery Charger". After drilling the right size hole in the back-plate I am going to hot-glue the module into it. Step 9: Installing the Wireless Charger Ha ha, I became a bit lazy and instead of using nails or screws to stick the back plate, I just hot-glued it to the back of the unit.After that I plugged in this 'wireless charging receiver' to the TP4056 charging module which I also bought from AliExpress for $3. If you don't want to use a wireless charger you can either use a step-down converter or micro-USB charger. Step 10: Connecting the Pushbuttons Once the backplate is in place I am soldering the push buttons to the clock. The reset button connects to the +ve and pin number 1 of the MCU. The other two pushbuttons will just replace the ones in the front. Step 11: Connecting the Charging Module and Battery Now lets connect the battery and the charging module to the clock.Connect the OUT+ and OUT- of the TP4056 module to the +ve and -ve input ports of the clock. Next I am installing the 3.7v 18650 battery using hot-glue inside the wooden enclosure. Once fitted I am connecting the B+ and B- ports of the TP4056 module to the +ve and -ve ends of the battery. Thats it, we are almost done. Step 12: Installing the Faceplate To finish up the project I am going to stick the 7-segment display to the faceplate and then hot-glue it to the front side of the wooden enclosure. Step 13: Setting Up the Clock Programming is done using the two pushbuttons S1 and S2. In my project, I am calling the B1 and B2. This clock is really very nice and accurate. Great for all the DIY lovers and for those who like electronics. I really enjoyed building it. In the night I charge my phone with the wireless charger and in the daytime the clock sits over it. Wireless charging gives this clock 100% mobility. I can take it with me to the shower, when I am having food or even when we go out for picnic.Few things you guys can add to this project: * A transparent sheet for the faceplate so that only the lit up digits are visible * Remove the charging indicators from the TP4056 module and add two LEDs at the back to know when charging is happening and when the unit is fully charged. * LDR to dim the 7-Segment at night Links The watch/clock is available here: Store: HESAI 3C Electronic components Store Website: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/High-Quality-C51-...  Cost: AU$2.32 / piece
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