November 01, 2021 3 min read

Maker Pipe Monday - 071

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Welcome to Maker Pipe Monday! Every week, we look at builds that have been shared with us by makers in the community through email, social media, reviews on the website, and the Maker Pipe Connect community page. We feature these in the aptly named YouTube series, Maker Pipe Monday. This week, we have 5 builds, ranging from a shoe rack to a mini greenhouse. Let's get into it! 

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DIY Low Profile Shoe Rack 

 

DIY Low Profile Shoe Rack

 

Digitalfactor is working to utilize the space under their stairs to store shoes, backpacks, and other things, and the first step was creating this shoe rack. They used 90 Degree Connectorsto build the basic rectangular base, then used 4 Way Connectors to add vertical pipes to either side. They built off of those using 45 Degree Connectorsand the newly released Adjustable Angle Hinge Connector. T Connectors  were used on each side to create the platform for the shoes.

 

To allow the rack to roll while still saving space, they used some ball transfers that thread into nut inserts and added them to the conduit. Using regular caster wheels would take up much more space, so these provided the optimal solution. Thanks, digitalfactor! 

 

DIY Toyota Tacoma Camper Top

 

DIY Toyota Tacoma Camper Top

 

Scott shared this build in progress, a top for his 5 foot Toyota Tacoma bed. He attached bimini connectors and vertical pipes to the inside of the bed and built off of them, using a few different connectors to do so. These include 180 Degree Connectors, T Connectors, and 45 Degree Connectors, and he's also added a soft canvas to the frame. It's looking great so far. Keep us posted on how it's going! 

 

DIY Hydroponics Frame

 

DIY Hydroponics Frame

 

Next up is another work in progress, a vertical hydroponics farm by Caroline. She used 90 Degrees  for the base and vertical frame, and T Connectors  to connect the pipes on the sides. The frame is secured to the ground with flanges. It looks likes it's coming along great, and we're eager to see how it turns out. Thanks, Caroline! 

  

DIY Mini Greenhouse  

 

DIY Mini Greenhouse

 

If you're a part of the Maker Pipe Connect community, you've seen some variations of this build from Javier, who has posted a few different variations of this build. This is the most recent version, a small greenhouse meant for drying palm fruits. He used T Connectorsto create a rectangular base, then added a vertical pipe on either of the shorter sides, This allowed him to mount a horizontal pole between the two, creating the base for a triangle-shaped tarp. It's simple yet effective. Thanks for sharing this build as well as your other variations and builds, Javier! 

 

 

DIY Stage Canopy

 

DIY Stage Canopy

 

Last bust certainly not least, we have a canopy for a 20' by 8' flat bed trailer that was used for an outdoor church event. Greg shared it in the Maker Pipe Connect Facebook group. The conduit was attached to the trailer two ways. One involved securing it to the trailer via flanges. In the other, the conduit was attached to wood via two-hole straps, and the wood was secured to the trailer. From there the rest of the canopy was built with T Connectors, 45 Degree Connectors, and 180 Degree Connectors to really make the frame secure. The canopy is a good 8 feet tall while it covers about 10 feet. It worked well for the event and looks great. Thanks for sharing this, Greg! 

 

 

Conclusion 

 

 The Maker Pipe community is an endless spring of inspiration, and it never fails to impress. If you'd like to submit a build of your own (or ask a question), you can do so through email at [email protected], through social media with the #makerpipe  hashtag, and of course through the Maker Pipe Connect Community page. The video version of this blog will be listed below. Thanks, and happy building!