bookscanner - Part 1

Nikolaus Gradwohl2016-03-07T06:00:45+00:00

I planned to build a book-scanner for a long time and finally managed to elevate the project out of the planning stage :-)

Here I proudly present you the first part of my bookscanner. I used a sheet of plexiglass, which I cut in half using a dremel. Then I mounted the two parts in a 90 deg angle using the mounting brackets of an old ikea bookshelf (cant remeber it´s name)

bookscanner part 1

Day 16 of 30DaysOfCreativity - 3D printed clothes rail mount

Nikolaus Gradwohl2013-06-16T20:13:14+00:00

Today I created a 3D printed mount for a clothes rail of an ikea wardrobe.

One of the original mounts broke and unfortunately ikea has no replacement parts anymore because the clothes rails have a different format in the newer edition of this wardrobe. So I designed and printed my own replacement part as my day 16 project for 30daysofcreativity

you can download the openscad file here or the stl file here

clothes rails mount

Hidden Workbench in a Shelf

Nikolaus Gradwohl2011-11-20T10:39:02+00:00

Since space is very rare in my flat I made a small workbench that is hidden in an ikea-shelf. I combined a folding table and an ikea shelf. Then I added some small cabinets with drawers and an adjustable lamp. I had to add some heavy stuff to the bottom of the shelf to prevent it from toppling over. Old computer displays and scanners that havent been ripped for parts yet are very convinient :-)

Now I have a workbench that's big has a decent light and can be put away very easy when not in use

hiding some screws on my Chair

Nikolaus Gradwohl2011-11-12T11:48:29+00:00

I got a new chair from ikea which came with armrests. I didn't want to screw them on the chair, because I generally don't like arm-rests on my chairs and they don't fit under my desk. Not mounting the arm-rests left some blank nuts which didn't look very pretty.

3D-printer to the rescue - I printed some caps to hide the nuts

You can download the scad file or the stl file If you need an example or happen to have the same chair

without cap

with cap

personalizing an Ikea pen holder with an 3D-Printer

Nikolaus Gradwohl2011-10-05T06:54:09+00:00

I own a Ikea-pen holder on my desk which I like very much, but It has one very large compartment in the front, where I wanted to put my markers. Since I don't have enough markers to fill the whole compartment, I designed a small box in openscad and printed it on my makerbot - et voila! a smaller compartment for my pens.

The box is for sure not the biggest innovation in 3D desgin and I could have used cardboard boxes too, but I really like the idea using a 3D printer to personalize off the shelf furniture :-)

If you like to print your own you can download the openscad-source or download the stl-file

Pen holder compartments Pen holder compartments

Turning a Ikea coffee table into a beyblade arena

Nikolaus Gradwohl2011-08-22T06:06:49+00:00

This Weekend I turned a small Ikea coffee table into a BeyBlade-Arena for my kids.

arena in action

First I sanded off the original color of the Ikea parts. The table has been laying around in the cellar for quite some time and there were lots of scratches in the black finish.

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