Instructables: exploring - - electronics http://www.instructables.com Sat, 25 Apr 2015 04:23:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY PC Controlled Bluetooth Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Controlled-Wireless-Bluetooth-Robot-With-a-GUI/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:16:20 PDT
Cable extensions http://www.instructables.com/id/Cable-extensions/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:41:57 PDT
Handheld Crossbow With Unique Trigger Mechanism http://www.instructables.com/id/Handheld-Crossbow-With-Unique-Trigger-Mechanism/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:57:45 PDT
20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/20-watt-stereo-amplifier-simple-and-very-cheap/
20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SMALL.jpg Prabhat Tiwari want to listen to your favourite music loudly,but dont have any powerfull amplifier??want to have self made music system???are you getting bored of nasty and useless mono sound from tv,music player,dvd??want to have a self made cool and rich sound stereo amplifier but dont wanna spend alot???then y...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:49:53 PDT
Water Gun Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Gun-Alarm-Clock/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:18:18 PDT
Industrial FPGA http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-FPGA/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:56:35 PDT
AUTOMATIC FLOW RATE CONTROL PLUS MIXING THROUGH ARDUINO http://www.instructables.com/id/AUTOMATIC-FLOW-RATE-CONTROL-PLUS-MIXING-THROUGH-AR/
AUTOMATIC FLOW RATE CONTROL PLUS MIXING THROUGH ARDUINO - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/G1BL/I8JA2A6Z/FXMG1BLI8JA2A6Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/G1BL/I8JA2A6Z/FXMG1BLI8JA2A6Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/G1BL/I8JA2A6Z/FXMG1BLI8JA2A6Z.SMALL.jpg zainm2 THE BEST MACHINE THAT MONEY CAN BUY ,i STEP 1: GET THE MATERIALS THE FIRST THING ,YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO GET THE MATERIALSLIST2 BOTTLES 1.5 LITERSARDUINO UNO 2 SURVO MOTORS ONE DC MOTOR ( SCAVENGE IT FROM A DRILL MACHINE AND GET IT RPM CONTROLLER OR USE A POTENTIOMETER)2 LONG PIPES EQUAL LENGTHnext...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:18:23 PDT
How to make Drift car using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Drift-car-using-Arduino-1/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 09:46:25 PDT
DIY Quadcopter Drone http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Quadcopter-Drone/
DIY Quadcopter Drone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/OY4R/I8K18F6E/FYFOY4RI8K18F6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/OY4R/I8K18F6E/FYFOY4RI8K18F6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/OY4R/I8K18F6E/FYFOY4RI8K18F6E.SMALL.jpg hoffman1sr A Drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). They are an awesome piece of technology, and are becoming more popular now than ever. Drones have practical uses that range from photography, exploration, military, delivery, recreation and much more. Here is your chance to join in on the action. We want ...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:46:20 PDT
Circuit Tiles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Tiles/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:29:11 PDT
Quick and Easy Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Easy-Workstation/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:31:45 PDT
Strobe Goggles: your ticket to stardom! http://www.instructables.com/id/Strobe-Goggles/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:43:52 PDT
Variable ATX bench powersupply - FabLab edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-ATX-bench-powersupply-FabLab-edition/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:34:28 PDT
Swing-arm lamp LED conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Swing-arm-lamp-LED-conversion/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 08:34:59 PDT
Anthropomorphized electric eraser made from repurposed parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Anthropomorphized-electric-eraser-made-from-repurp/
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 22:51:28 PDT
Make your own 3D Printed Robot ARM http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-3D-Printed-Robot-ARM/
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:04:05 PDT
Figuring out a Key Matrix (Scan Matrix) http://www.instructables.com/id/Figuring-out-a-Key-Matrix-Scan-Matrix/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 07:50:12 PDT
How to make figurines from leftover project parts http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-figurines-from-leftover-project-parts/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 11:44:04 PDT
Electronics Components Salvage http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Components-Salvage/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 23:40:38 PDT
BENCH POWER SUPPLY UNIT FROM SCRATCH http://www.instructables.com/id/BENCH-POWER-SUPPLY-UNIT-FROM-SCRATCH/
BENCH POWER SUPPLY UNIT FROM SCRATCH - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/5HFS/I85QOK7Y/FOD5HFSI85QOK7Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/5HFS/I85QOK7Y/FOD5HFSI85QOK7Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/5HFS/I85QOK7Y/FOD5HFSI85QOK7Y.SMALL.jpg PaurushTheMaker In this instructable I am going to show you how to make a bench power supply. The bench power supply would consist of 6 fixed voltages and a variable voltage from 7v to 1v What is a bench power supply and why do I need it ? A bench power supply is a very important and useful tool in electronics. ...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:21:55 PDT
Steampunk Electronics LED Experimenter's Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Electronics-LED-Experimenters-Board/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:13:08 PDT
How to get into robotics, programming, Arduino electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-into-robotics-programming-Arduino-elect/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:19:24 PDT
SMD Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/SMD-Holder/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:48:56 PDT
Switchless sensor based cheap flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Switchless-sensor-based-cheap-flashlight/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 05:14:25 PDT
Battery clip transistor tester. 9v battery clip series #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-clip-transistor-tester/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 12:36:50 PDT
Build Your Own Smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Smartphone/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:35:16 PDT
Building a robot that follows your mouse cursor http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-robot-that-follows-your-mouse-cursor/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:26:46 PDT
3D printed magnetic connector! *UPDATED* http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-magnetic-connector/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 03:17:47 PDT
ROV TANK with Gimbal http://www.instructables.com/id/ROV-TANK-with-Gimbal/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:48:04 PDT
Common Emitter Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Common-Emitter-Amplifier/
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By: Tom Neumiller

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:09:47 PDT
Fish Tank Auto Illumination http://www.instructables.com/id/Fish-Tank-Auto-Illumination/
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By: TarekH1

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 09:28:26 PDT
DC Op-Amp Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Op-Amp-Circuits/
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By: David Sharfi

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:20:18 PDT
The Transimpedance Amplifier Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Transimpedance-Amplifier-Circuit/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 23:57:17 PDT
USB Powered fan http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-fan/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:03:27 PDT
Solar Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Water-Pump/
Solar Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/RUDL/I7MY35LQ/F2RRUDLI7MY35LQ.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira Hackaday Prize 2015I have entered this project for the Hackaday Prize 2015. Please vote for it and share it: Hackaday Solar Water Pump__________________________________________________________________________________________This Instructable will help you to setup a fully functional Solar Water Pump...
By: Jonathanrjpereira

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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:52:38 PDT
How to use graphical programming software to program Arduino and robots? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-graphical-programming-software-to-progr/
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:29:22 PDT
Survive an EMP Apocolypse http://www.instructables.com/id/Survive-an-EMP-Apocolypse/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:11:21 PDT
Build a Fan with LEGO and faya-nugget http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Fan-with-LEGO-and-faya-nugget/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:25:00 PDT
Matchbox Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Microphone/
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By: Dave Hax

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:59:51 PDT
Circuit Scribe Light Theremin http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Scribe-Light-Theremin/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:40:39 PDT
LEDs with Brightness Control (Circuit Scribe) http://www.instructables.com/id/LEDs-with-Brightness-Control-Circuit-Scribe/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:54:36 PDT
robot http://www.instructables.com/id/robot-9402/
robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/6C0Y/I7MY9CJ3/FFN6C0YI7MY9CJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/6C0Y/I7MY9CJ3/FFN6C0YI7MY9CJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/6C0Y/I7MY9CJ3/FFN6C0YI7MY9CJ3.SMALL.jpg chad.giddings.71 How I built the notswatbot I started with a military surplus enclosure,sanded and painted it with krylon wrinkle finish. Custom assembled the track system from parts found on Ebay, some lynxmotion tracks. (hubs had to be drilled to match up with actobotics hubs. and actobotics couplers used to line ...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:09:09 PDT
Adafruit Bone Conduction Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Bone-Conduction-Speaker/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:15:33 PDT
Buzzing Mouse Prank http://www.instructables.com/id/Buzzing-Mouse-Prank/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:03:50 PDT
How to Drive an LCD glass with your own processor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Drive-an-LCD-glass-with-your-own-processor/
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By: solowdiver

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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 14:54:04 PDT
Build a self-balancing vehicle with mDrawBot http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-self-balancing-vehicle-with-mDrawBot/
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:12:04 PDT
Wall-Mounted Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mounted-Charging-Station/
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:09:25 PDT
DIY Mini AMPLFY Bluetooth, SolarPowered, Iphone Charging Speakers! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-AMPLFY-Bluetooth-SolarPowered-Iphone-Char/
DIY Mini AMPLFY Bluetooth, SolarPowered, Iphone Charging Speakers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/KO76/I7MXQHKX/F30KO76I7MXQHKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/KO76/I7MXQHKX/F30KO76I7MXQHKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/KO76/I7MXQHKX/F30KO76I7MXQHKX.SMALL.jpg Baclair The Speakers that have it all!Today, I will be going through how to make your very own mini AMPLFY portable Bluetooth Speaker from Scratch!!This is the most powerful, convenient and best-looking speaker I have made to date and now you can make it too!This speaker is IDEAL for taking to the beach or ...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:12:31 PDT
A 200 watt Electronic DC Load http://www.instructables.com/id/A-200-watt-Electronic-DC-Load/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:17:17 PDT
Speech Interruptor/Jammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Speech-InterruptorJammer/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:04:05 PDT