Every Monday we take a look at builds that have been submitted by community members through social media, email, posts in the community page, and reviews on the website. We feature these in the aptly named Maker Pipe Monday series. Let's get into it!
Starting us off this week is Jeff with a carrier for his fat tire e-scooter. He travels all across the country and rides his scooter around to explore, so naturally he needed a good way to transport it. He built a frame with conduit and a handful of Connectors, namely 90 Degree Connectors and T Connectors. He attached it to a hitch bar with U-bolts, which are easy to find and allow for an inexpensive and secure structure. Thanks for posting Jeff, and have a good trip wherever you go!
Javier needed a smoother and more organized way to package coco beans and vegetable oils, so he created this workstation. The processes for packaging these items are quite different, so he needed a modular build that would meet his needs for both.
He made a simple frame using mostly T Connectors, with a few 45 and 180 Degree Connectors. For packaging coco beans, he needed two smaller surfaces with a space in between, which allowed him to select, weigh and package the beans. For the oil, he needed one large surface. There are also shelves below for extra storage. It's a great optimization of one structure for multiple uses. Thanks, Javier!
Fall is the perfect time to get the family outside for a cozy movie night, and Bob built this collapsible movie screen for just the occasion. It's a simple frame which uses T Connectors for the screen frame, and 45 Degrees for the supports at the bottom. Bob used shower curtain hooks to attach the screen to frame, which are a good choice that's easy to find if you want the ability to move the hooks. You can also use S hooks or ball bungees (we made a video all about attaching fabric to frames like this if you'd like to check it out). Thanks for posting, Bob!
This isn't a build, but it's a wonderful way to prepare for one! It's always frustrating when you get smacked in the face with inspiration for a project, but you can't find what you need for it. Ava keeps her Maker Pipe collection (which we appreciate!) nice and organized in this multi-tiered toolbox, which also has plenty of room for tools and such. It beats scrambling to find that one elusive piece or tool you need for sure. Thanks for sharing this, Ava!
If you're all about that #vanlife (or RV life), chances are you've seen or even have a slide-out bed. These kinds of beds are great for saving space, as you can simply tuck the bed into itself when you're not using it. Timothy made his own version out of conduit using a very clever design.
The slide-out frame is made from conduit and quite a few T Connectors as well as a few 90s. He attached 1" PVC to the original wooden bed frame with two-hole straps, and because the conduit is 3/4", it can slide into the PVC pipe. It's a clever idea and a fairly simple way to create this type of bed. Thanks, Timothy!
All these great builds never fail to inspire us, and we hope they inspired you too! If you'd like to submit a build of your own (or if you'd like to ask a question), you can do so through email at email@example.com, social media with the hashtag #makerpipe, and of course through the Maker Pipe Connect Community Page. The video version of this blog will be listed below. Thank you and happy building!