Instructables: exploring - - electronics - diy - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:30:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-the-Electronics-Hobbyist/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:29 PDT
Kaleiduino: A Battery Powered Arduino LED Kaleidoscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Kaleiduino-An-Battery-Powered-Arduino-LED-Kaleidos/
Kaleiduino: A Battery Powered Arduino LED Kaleidoscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PEPD/HXII3P29/FIXPEPDHXII3P29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PEPD/HXII3P29/FIXPEPDHXII3P29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PEPD/HXII3P29/FIXPEPDHXII3P29.SMALL.jpg TannyPB Hello everyone, and welcome to my Instructable! This instructable will show you how I made the first ever DIY Arduino controlled "LED Kaleidoscope"! What is an LED kaleidoscope? Well, our traditional kaleidoscopes used 3 mirrors joined as a triangle with stuff like sequins and stolen cake decoration...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:08:30 PDT
The Ultimate FM Transmitter (Long Range Spybug) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-FM-Transmitter/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:44:05 PDT
SIMPLE DOORBELL FOR YOUR ROOM http://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLE-DOORBELL-FOR-YOUR-ROOM/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 04:25:21 PDT
Nokia Lumia 1020 Filter Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Nokia-Lumia-1020-Filter-Mount/
Nokia Lumia 1020 Filter Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/EI2J/HU843LAY/FI6EI2JHU843LAY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/EI2J/HU843LAY/FI6EI2JHU843LAY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/EI2J/HU843LAY/FI6EI2JHU843LAY.SMALL.jpg patricholas424 If you love creating, then you have come to the right place. This instructable is made for Nokia Lumia 1020 owners & Smart Phone photographers everywhere! First things first, having a Nokia Lumia 1020 alone is not enough for this Instructable. You will also need the Camera Grip for Nokia Lumia 10...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:45:22 PDT
Beginner Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginner-Arduino/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:15:05 PST
Arduino V-Twin Flux Capacitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-V-Twin-Flux-Capacitor/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:36:02 PDT
DIY mini drill http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-mini-drill/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:17:46 PDT
littleBits Sample Rotator http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Sample-Rotator/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:16:31 PST
Altoids Mini Motion Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Mini-Motion-Tracker/
Altoids Mini Motion Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/CJ14/HOHYNJ72/FTFCJ14HOHYNJ72.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/CJ14/HOHYNJ72/FTFCJ14HOHYNJ72.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/CJ14/HOHYNJ72/FTFCJ14HOHYNJ72.SMALL.jpg Aliasmk UPDATE Nov. 29th: Added base station mod instructions!Anyone who was in elementary school during the 2000's probably knew someone who had one of these SpyGear tracker systems. In fact, if you had one, you were probably the coolest kid in sixth grade. Both my sister and I had one of these, and it was...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:41:31 PST
Piano Stairs with Arduino and Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Piano-Stairs-with-Arduino-and-Raspberry-Pi/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:15:55 PST
RGB LED moodlamp (sitting dog lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sitting-dog-lamp-RGB-mood-lamp/
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:33:02 PDT
Overdrive Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Overdrive-Pedal/
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 18:22:30 PDT
Makey Makey Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Piano/
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 11:04:15 PDT
Arduino Line Following Robot for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Line-Following-Robot-for-Beginners/
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:53:01 PDT
Tempduino - Arduino Based Temp and Humidity Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Tempduino-Arduino-Based-Temp-and-Humidity-Displa/
Tempduino - Arduino Based Temp and Humidity Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/0FSA/HDOW41MB/F7K0FSAHDOW41MB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/0FSA/HDOW41MB/F7K0FSAHDOW41MB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/0FSA/HDOW41MB/F7K0FSAHDOW41MB.SMALL.jpg Ktulu_1 The temperature in my office at work varies quite a bit depending on the time of day, season, and the whims of the other people I share the floor with. When I’m sitting at my desk shaking uncontrollably or sweating profusely it would be nice to know if it’s due to the temperature or just work relate...
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Wed, 6 Mar 2013 13:25:41 PST
Interchangeable Multimeter Ends http://www.instructables.com/id/Interchangeable-Multimeter-Ends/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/GKUW/H4AGLOZ6/FZ2GKUWH4AGLOZ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/GKUW/H4AGLOZ6/FZ2GKUWH4AGLOZ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/GKUW/H4AGLOZ6/FZ2GKUWH4AGLOZ6.SMALL.jpg ProfMuggs These are some adapters I made to get more use out of my cheap multimeter. I have a hard time holding the leads on wires and pin headers while I am trying to use my multimeter, so I made these adapters to clip onto various conductors. I know they make separate wires with various types of ends, but w...
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:20:47 PDT
Dual Stator Smart Drive Wind Turbine (Tutorial) http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-Tutorial/
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Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:55:26 PDT
Smart Drive Wind Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Drive-Wind-Turbine-4/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/U2IU/HBUZGJ3A/FPYU2IUHBUZGJ3A.SMALL.jpg benmurton This is my smart drive wind turbine, its based round the smart drive alternators out of a smart drive washing machine. It is capable of producing a maximum of 1.6 kw's, most of the parts i found around my house and the blades are carved from wood. all the electronics i made myself so they are simple...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:53:31 PDT
How to build your Modular Vibrating Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-Modular-Vibrating-Robot/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 18:26:30 PDT
DIY 9V Battery Clip http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-9V-Battery-Clip/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/0B7W/H4AGJH1R/F470B7WH4AGJH1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/0B7W/H4AGJH1R/F470B7WH4AGJH1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/0B7W/H4AGJH1R/F470B7WH4AGJH1R.SMALL.jpg razvan_iycdi Hi, people! In this instruct able I will show you how to make a 9 volt battery clip out of... a 9V battery :)... and some wire. So, let's get started, shall we?
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 18:01:05 PDT
Homemade Indiana Jones Pinball Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Indiana-Jones-Pinball-Machine-1/
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Fri, 1 Jun 2012 22:23:15 PDT
How to Build an 8-Bit Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-8-Bit-Computer/
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Thu, 3 May 2012 23:17:17 PDT
4x4x4 RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-RGB-LED-Cube/
4x4x4 RGB LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/LYGX/H1JUJ5EC/FU3LYGXH1JUJ5EC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/LYGX/H1JUJ5EC/FU3LYGXH1JUJ5EC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/LYGX/H1JUJ5EC/FU3LYGXH1JUJ5EC.SMALL.jpg Emiliano Valencia A while ago, when I first started using Arduino, my first project was a 4x4x4 LED cube, I built it from a Guide I found here in Instructables, I didn't know anything about programming, and little about electronics, yet I was able to build it and make it work, I didn't know how it worked but it did! ...
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:29:16 PDT
DIY headphone adapter (with MIC and REMOTE) for smartphones http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-headphone-adapter-with-MIC-and-REMOTE-for-sm/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/PYHD/GXUZENUY/FPWPYHDGXUZENUY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/PYHD/GXUZENUY/FPWPYHDGXUZENUY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/PYHD/GXUZENUY/FPWPYHDGXUZENUY.SMALL.jpg depotbassam This video shows the explanation of a DIY project: An adaptor that connects to the audio input of any smartphone. This adaptor has a microphone and a button, allowing the user to connect any headphones (your personal, expensive fancy ones) and at the same time have the feature of pausing/playing th...
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:26:42 PST
Spy Video Trakr: Add a Lego Claw Attachment http://www.instructables.com/id/Spy-Video-Trakr-Add-a-Lego-Claw-Attachment/
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Tue, 3 Apr 2012 09:29:11 PDT
PS/2/You: Go-anywhere, LED digital message board http://www.instructables.com/id/PS2You-Go-anywhere-LED-digital-message-board/
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 23:25:33 PST
Chicken Light Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Light-Timer/
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Sat, 12 Nov 2011 21:21:00 PST
Tilt Activated Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Switch/
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
LED Binary Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Binary-Clock-1/
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 20:06:31 PDT
How to Make a Full Auto Airsoft Minigun [Halo Inspired Mobile Turret] http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Full-Auto-Airsoft-Minigun-Halo-Insp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/GVFO/GQPNUR7E/FYYGVFOGQPNUR7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/GVFO/GQPNUR7E/FYYGVFOGQPNUR7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/GVFO/GQPNUR7E/FYYGVFOGQPNUR7E.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This is a type of cloud airsoft gun - named so because of how the pellets are blown around the reservoir before being fired out the barrel. Since there is nothing mechanical to get in the way of the workings of this gun the rate of fire is extremely high, an estimated 50 rounds per second. It would ...
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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:39:49 PDT
Laser show for poor man http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-show-for-poor-man/
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Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:02:07 PST
Acoustic Guitar Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup/
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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 22:54:58 PST
How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Three-Axis-CNC-Machine-Cheaply-and-/
How to Make a Three Axis CNC Machine (Cheaply and Easily) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/BMSH/F3HY3SK9/FCKBMSHF3HY3SK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/BMSH/F3HY3SK9/FCKBMSHF3HY3SK9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/BMSH/F3HY3SK9/FCKBMSHF3HY3SK9.SMALL.jpg oomlout The idea behind this Instructable was to fulfill my desire for a desktop sized CNC machine. While it would have been nice to purchase an off the shelf unit the issue of price as well as size proved prohibitive. With this in mind I endeavored to design and build a three axis CNC machine with the foll...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2007 03:31:49 PDT
Building a workshop from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-workshop-from-scratch/
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Fri, 2 Jan 2009 09:25:03 PST
Musical MIDI Shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-MIDI-Shoes/
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Sat, 25 Jul 2009 20:37:05 PDT
3 Axis CNC Router - 60"x60"x5" - JunkBot http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Axis-CNC-Router---60x60x5---JunkBot/
3 Axis CNC Router - 60"x60"x5" - JunkBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/85IS/FAQEDKD8/F7285ISFAQEDKD8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/85IS/FAQEDKD8/F7285ISFAQEDKD8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/85IS/FAQEDKD8/F7285ISFAQEDKD8.SMALL.jpg russaanderson This Instructable is the first in a series documenting the construction of a DIY 3 axis CNC router. This is also my entry for the Universal Laser Cutter Contest.The goal of this Instructable is not to show a full step by step progression but rather to pass along my experiences with making my own CNC...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 23:56:07 PST
Make a Talking Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Talking-Clock/
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By: Gadget Gangster

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Sun, 2 May 2010 23:04:14 PDT
Circular Knit Stretch Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Circular-Knit-Stretch-Sensor/
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Mon, 4 Jan 2010 05:03:13 PST
Super GrooveAxe: Mini Drum Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-GrooveAxe-Mini-Drum-Machine/
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Mon, 7 Dec 2009 00:07:50 PST
Daft Punk Table Replica Graphics Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Daft-Punk-Table-Replica-Graphics-Controller/
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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:33:33 PST
Tilt Sensor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Sensor-Tutorial/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:31:02 PDT
Temperature Sensor Tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/Temperature-Sensor-Tutorial/
Temperature Sensor Tutorial! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/C5K1/FVW22FQW/FTHC5K1FVW22FQW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/C5K1/FVW22FQW/FTHC5K1FVW22FQW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/C5K1/FVW22FQW/FTHC5K1FVW22FQW.SMALL.jpg adafruit What is a temperature sensor?An analog temperature sensor is pretty easy to explain, it's a chip that tells you what the ambient temperature is!These sensors use a solid-state technique to determine the temperature. That is to say, they don't use mercury (like old thermometers), bimetallic strips (...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:55:06 PDT
Photocell tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/Photocell-tutorial/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:38:15 PDT
Tweet-a-watt - How to make a twittering power meter... http://www.instructables.com/id/Tweet-a-watt-How-to-make-a-twittering-power-mete/
Tweet-a-watt - How to make a twittering power meter... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/ZW50/FSSIHNNP/FYRZW50FSSIHNNP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/ZW50/FSSIHNNP/FYRZW50FSSIHNNP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/ZW50/FSSIHNNP/FYRZW50FSSIHNNP.SMALL.jpg adafruit Tweet-a-watt - How to make a twittering power meter... This project documents my adventures in learning how to wire up my home for wireless power monitoring. I live in a rented apartment so I don't have hacking-access to a meter or breaker panel. Since I'm still very interested in measuring my powe...
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Mon, 18 May 2009 13:54:56 PDT
TV-B-Gone Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-B-Gone-Kit/
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Sun, 17 May 2009 13:36:02 PDT
Nandhopper 1-Bit Noise Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Nandhopper-1-Bit-Noise-Synth/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2008 22:14:23 PST
Multi-Color LED Fog Spreader http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Color-LED-Fog-Spreader/
Multi-Color LED Fog Spreader - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XNFJ/FMSGGV80/F8JXNFJFMSGGV80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XNFJ/FMSGGV80/F8JXNFJFMSGGV80.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/XNFJ/FMSGGV80/F8JXNFJFMSGGV80.SMALL.jpg marc92 This Instructable is my entry into the Halloween contest. If you like it, please remember to vote.Fog machines are common equipment when it comes to Halloween, but they have their drawbacks. They shoot fog in only one stream, and the fog is limited to the color white. Now you will be armed with k...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2008 15:41:41 PST
coin slot detector http://www.instructables.com/id/coin-slot-detector/
coin slot detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/2QH2/FMMD0QD8/FQK2QH2FMMD0QD8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/2QH2/FMMD0QD8/FQK2QH2FMMD0QD8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/2QH2/FMMD0QD8/FQK2QH2FMMD0QD8.SMALL.jpg semiotech by: amy khoshbin her website: www.tinyscissors.com when your coin slot is exposed, this wearable hip-pack vibrates that area to make you aware of it. you decide to cover up, or let it all hang out. the coin slot detector is a simple way to tackle the complicated modern problem low-rise jeans can c...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:47:17 PDT
DIY 3D Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3D-Controller/
DIY 3D Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/FOK2/FIWH3S8O/F3NFOK2FIWH3S8O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/FOK2/FIWH3S8O/F3NFOK2FIWH3S8O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/FOK2/FIWH3S8O/F3NFOK2FIWH3S8O.SMALL.jpg kylemcdonald Make a 3D interface using an six resistors, aluminum foil, and an Arduino. Take that, Wii. Update: a much more thorough explanation of this project is available from Make Magazine. It might be easier to follow their instructions, and I think their code is more up to date. The basic goal here was t...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2008 23:08:55 PDT