Instructables: exploring - - computer - laptop - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 4 Sep 2015 20:59:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-LED-LIGHTSABER/
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SMALL.jpg JJPowelly This is a 3D printed Light Saber I designed as a personal project to keep myself occupied... Here's a demo video: Demo VideoLet me start off by saying this is a very easy print/make... The handle only has two main prints and you have the option of printing either 6 individual sliding cylinders or pr...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:37:44 PDT
Updated Desk with Hidden Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Updated-Desk-with-Hidden-Storage/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 17:00:00 PDT
DIY External Hard Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-External-Hard-Drive/
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:25:08 PDT
Secret Storage Floating Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Storage-Floating-Desk/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 17:33:26 PDT
Digital Comic Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Comic-Book/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 13:35:09 PDT
Tablet Second Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Tablet-Second-Monitor/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 11:49:44 PDT
Cheap and expandable laptop bed stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-expandable-laptop-bed-stand/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 12:28:44 PDT
DIY Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laptop-Stand-3-4/
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:13:42 PDT
Easy Benchtop Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Benchtop-Power-Supply/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 23:34:47 PDT
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-New-Life-into-a-Old-Computer/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:39:02 PST
Leather Laptop Envelope http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Laptop-Envelope/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:55:48 PST
Lunch Box Computer with Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Lunch-Box-Computer-with-Raspberry-Pi/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:38:53 PST
Space-Saving Monitor Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Saving-Monitor-Stand/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 19:49:21 PST
Super Sexy Sound Switcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Sexy-Sound-Switcher/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:19:27 PDT
Laptop Motherboard Revival http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Motherboard-Revival/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:12:26 PDT
Recycling CPUs Processor Heat http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-CPUs-Processor-Heat/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 05:46:30 PDT
Minimal Modern Wood Computer Stands http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Wood-Computer-Stands/
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 17:28:19 PDT
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
Arduino Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will show you how to make a simple robotic arm controlled by 4 servos , 2 analog joysticks, and an Arduino UNO. It is very similar to my "2 Servos + Thumbstick" instructurable. This tutorial is in particular to help out another Arduino user;  "RobotZee". I will guide you ste...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:13:28 PST
Standing Tree Desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Standing-Tree-Desk/
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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 00:46:28 PST
Work/Play Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/WorkPlay-Laptop-Stand/
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:41:40 PST
Stand Alone CD Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Stand-Alone-CD-Player/
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:53:53 PDT
Steampunk Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Laptop/
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Fri, 25 May 2012 01:58:42 PDT
Arduino Drawbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Drawbot/
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Fri, 4 May 2012 15:20:09 PDT
Servo 360 rotation mod (Parallax) http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-360-rotation-mod-Parallax/
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:45:33 PDT
Arduino + 2 Servos + Thumbstick (joystick) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-2-Servos-Thumbstick-joystick/
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Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:23:21 PDT
Makedo laptop stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Makedo-laptop-stand/
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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:36:22 PST
How to make a tablet pc from an old laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-tablet-pc-from-an-old-laptop/
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 06:05:49 PST
Dual Screen Digital Picture Frame & Family Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Screen-Digital-Picture-Frame-Family-Center/
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Sun, 17 Jul 2011 20:22:06 PDT
Better Computing Through Velcro: Make Your Laptop A Dock For External HDD's http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Computing-Through-Velcro-Make-Your-Laptop-/
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:37:55 PST
MagSafe for the Rest of Us: A DIY Magnetic Power Adaptor http://www.instructables.com/id/MagSafe-for-the-Rest-of-Us-A-DIY-Magnetic-Power-A/
MagSafe for the Rest of Us: A DIY Magnetic Power Adaptor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/13HP/G5FQZWP9/FSO13HPG5FQZWP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/13HP/G5FQZWP9/FSO13HPG5FQZWP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/13HP/G5FQZWP9/FSO13HPG5FQZWP9.SMALL.jpg Freeload We all know that one of the most common places for a laptop to break is its power adaptor. The combination of being directly attached to the motherboard, heat, and constant moving and shifting leads the connector to become loose and sloppy. Eventually the connection stops working altogether. Apple h...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2010 07:12:16 PST
Souffle-pen Laptop Decor http://www.instructables.com/id/Souffle-pen-Laptop-Decor/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:21:52 PDT
Replacement Laptop Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacement-Laptop-Cord/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2009 08:20:05 PDT
Soda Tab Chainmail Laptop Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Chain-Maille-Laptop-Bag/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2009 21:07:36 PDT
Laptop Bag for your Asus eee pc http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Laptop-Case-for-your-Asus-eee-pc/
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Sun, 15 Feb 2009 18:42:26 PST
Laptop Bags http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Bags/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/0IQH/FOHU3RH3/F060IQHFOHU3RH3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/0IQH/FOHU3RH3/F060IQHFOHU3RH3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/0IQH/FOHU3RH3/F060IQHFOHU3RH3.SMALL.jpg Instructables Guides Once you've spent a couple hundred or even thousands of dollars on a brand new laptop you'll see pretty quickly why you want some kind of a laptop bag to keep it safe while you carry it around. We've got great Instructables that will give you tons of ideas on how you can make your own laptop bag, s...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:28:51 PST
Laptop Stands http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop_Stands/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/AHC1/FOHXBQGQ/FJ8AHC1FOHXBQGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/AHC1/FOHXBQGQ/FJ8AHC1FOHXBQGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/AHC1/FOHXBQGQ/FJ8AHC1FOHXBQGQ.SMALL.jpg Instructables Guides Anyone who uses a laptop all day long knows the value of a laptop stand. They're comfortable, they keep your computer running cool, they bring your screen to the proper height and angle, and they free up that oh so precious desktop real estate. Sure you can buy one, but you're a living, breathing,...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2008 12:16:17 PST
The USB powered LED CD lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-USB-powered-LED-CD-lamp/
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Thu, 22 May 2008 12:02:54 PDT
Laminate Parque Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Laminate-Parque-Laptop-Stand/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2008 14:19:47 PDT
Simple Metallic Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Metallic-Laptop-Stand/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2008 18:08:56 PDT
YADPF (YET Another Digital Picture Frame) http://www.instructables.com/id/YET!-Another-Digital-Picture-Frame/
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Mon, 5 Mar 2007 20:26:30 PST
Hanging Laptop Digital Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Laptop-Digital-Painting/
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Mon, 10 Apr 2006 21:51:38 PDT
How To Fool a Fingerprint Security System As Easy As ABC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Fool-a-Fingerprint-Security-System-As-Easy-/
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Mon, 3 Dec 2007 00:50:32 PST
Watercooling a laptop on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Watercooling-a-laptop-on-the-cheap/
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Sat, 2 Dec 2006 11:01:11 PST
laptop cheap strong travel case, homeless style - expensive content http://www.instructables.com/id/laptop-cheap-strong-travel-case%2c-homeless-style---/
laptop cheap strong travel case, homeless style - expensive content - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/E1AF/F0VE1AD3/FFNE1AFF0VE1AD3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/E1AF/F0VE1AD3/FFNE1AFF0VE1AD3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/E1AF/F0VE1AD3/FFNE1AFF0VE1AD3.SMALL.jpg cesar harada If you have an expensive laptop and you are living in a nasty neigbourhood, better have a ***** homeless James Bond style. That's a super cheap, almost indestructible case to fall with your laptop,while on a design mission in the ghetto. Rainproof, shockproof, and you won't get robbed because it has...
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Tue, 24 Apr 2007 20:03:53 PDT