Welcome to Maker Pipe Monday! Every week, we take a look at builds that have been shared with us via social media, email, reviews on the website, and the Maker Pipe Connect Community Page. This week, we have 5 projects, from a garden bed cover to a patio awning. Let's get into it!
The post starting us off this week is a hack by Aksel, who has shared many projects and hacks with the community. He used a plastic knob, screw, and nylon washer to allow for a quick repositioning of the connector. If paired with the adjustable connector, you could create an articulating arm. This is a hack that has a lot of possible creative uses, and we can't wait to see how it'll be incorporated into builds. Thanks, Aksel!
@thesurferjim and his robot Robojango travel around their community to educate others about STEM, and he made this "conduit chariot" so that Robojango could cruise around in style. He took a hitch mount and added a Maker Pipe canopy-esque structure to it, and the chariot was done! If you want to learn more about Jim and his robot, we did an interview with him on the channel. Thanks for sharing, Jim!
Peter shared this raised garden bed in the Facebook community. He grows chili peppers indoors, and he wanted more control over the plants. He built a Maker Pipe frame and has started to hang lights from it, and it allows for more additions as well. Thanks, Peter!
No one wants to get soaked by the rain as soon as they walk out of the door. This porch awning is one of two canopies that have been shared recently. Douglas created this aesthetically pleasing canopy using mostly Adjustable Hinge Connectors and 90 Degree Connectors. The build had to span a long distance, so he created trusses out of the connectors. This is definitely inspiring for those that want to keep the rain off of their porch or out of their garage (and, let's be honest, who doesn't want to do that?). Thanks, Douglas!
Mickey also did a great job with his deck cover, achieving the same thing with a different approach. The high-peaked canopy is secured to the deck with conduit attachments, and the canopy itself is very sturdily built with mostly T Connectors and braced with 45 Degree Connectors. He also used mesh wire panels to provide extra support for heavy snow and rain. The tarp is a placeholder for a boat canvas, which will be installed before the winter. It looks great, and is sure to provide protection from the elements. Thanks, Mickey!