Instructables: exploring - - electronics http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:47:35 PDT BLOX v1.01 Pocket Sized Robot Arm #meArm V0.4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Robot-Arm-meArm-V04/
Pocket Sized Robot Arm #meArm V0.4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/WAYY/HY7394WX/FDWWAYYHY7394WX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/WAYY/HY7394WX/FDWWAYYHY7394WX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/WAYY/HY7394WX/FDWWAYYHY7394WX.SMALL.jpg phenoptix The #meArm is a Pocket Sized Robot Arm. It's a project started in February 2014, which has had a fantastically fast journey to its present state thanks to it Open Development as an Open Hardware project. Version 0.3 was featured on Instructables back in April 2014 and we've seen it built all over th...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:39:39 PDT
Tiny Color Mixer - a constant-current, 3W RGB LED with low-battery indicator and polymorph diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Color-Mixer-a-constant-current-3W-RGB-LED-wit/
Tiny Color Mixer - a constant-current, 3W RGB LED with low-battery indicator and polymorph diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SMALL.jpg markmoran Controlling an RGB LED is a simple and common microcontroller project, often the next project done after blinking and fading an LED.To make this more interesting, I built it using an ATtiny13, one of the smallest and simplest AVRs, which required "high-voltage programming." I also used a 3W LED beca...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:52:49 PDT
Build A Simple Speaker System With LEGO! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-Simple-Speaker-System-With-LEGO/
Build A Simple Speaker System With LEGO! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/I2K7/HY5NSZ84/F6CI2K7HY5NSZ84.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/I2K7/HY5NSZ84/F6CI2K7HY5NSZ84.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/I2K7/HY5NSZ84/F6CI2K7HY5NSZ84.SMALL.jpg TannyPB Hello everyone! In this Instructable, I will show you how I made a speaker with some circuitry and a case made with LEGO! I got the idea while searching for a case for the speaker. I had an old LEGO house set. Lego is easy to use and is literally child's play. So why not make the speaker's case with...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:17:23 PDT
dimmable wooden desk lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/dimmable-wooden-desk-lamp/
dimmable wooden desk lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/FL0X/HY0YUINN/F5QFL0XHY0YUINN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/FL0X/HY0YUINN/F5QFL0XHY0YUINN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Q/FL0X/HY0YUINN/F5QFL0XHY0YUINN.SMALL.jpg Saral Tayal My room lighting was not good enough to acomodate for fine work like opening up electronic, soldering, etc. Therefore based on my need I built a wooden desk lamp.Meterials-Any thin, long peice of wood(for the frame), I used balsa wood2 big screws(smaller than your peice of wood)1 nut, and one wing n...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:30:08 PDT
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-the-Electronics-Hobbyist/
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SMALL.jpg brmarcum If you're new to the world of electronics, let me be the first to welcome you. There are many good resources available to help you get started. For a list of recommended resources, see step 4. But once you find the right project, how do you bring it into reality? Of course you will need some electro...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:29 PDT
How to create your very own DIY Instrument Plane! InstruPlane!! Create your own music tape to play on DIY Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-your-very-own-DIY-Instrument-Plane-I/
How to create your very own DIY Instrument Plane! InstruPlane!! Create your own music tape to play on DIY Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/R180/HXVR31XQ/FICR180HXVR31XQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/R180/HXVR31XQ/FICR180HXVR31XQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/R180/HXVR31XQ/FICR180HXVR31XQ.SMALL.jpg techwillsaveus How to do it?Tools:Foam Board, Bottle cap, clear film, electrical tape, cutting mat, Pencil, blade, ruler, something sharp to pierce holes, sticky pads, two nuts an bolts and some washers.Step 1. Cut out your aeroplane shape from foamboard and use the sticky pads to stick it on to the back of your ...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:22:57 PDT
Make your own little clog out of conductive dough! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-little-clog-out-of-conductive-dough/
Make your own little clog out of conductive dough! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/1B0J/HXVR32IK/FCC1B0JHXVR32IK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/1B0J/HXVR32IK/FCC1B0JHXVR32IK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/1B0J/HXVR32IK/FCC1B0JHXVR32IK.SMALL.jpg techwillsaveus 1. Make your own little Clog out of conductive dough :)2. Make some holes in your character 3. Put some insulating dough at the bottom of each hole 4. Build up some conductive walls around the holes (this makes the game more difficult!) 5. Now make the little conductive 'bugs' to take out of Clog ...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:12:23 PDT
Dirt cheap ATtiny-85 Tv-B-Gone, plus arduino as isp http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-cheap-ATtiny-85-Tv-B-Gone-plus-arduino-as-isp/
Dirt cheap ATtiny-85 Tv-B-Gone, plus arduino as isp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/MFXR/HXVCDX3U/FS3MFXRHXVCDX3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/MFXR/HXVCDX3U/FS3MFXRHXVCDX3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/MFXR/HXVCDX3U/FS3MFXRHXVCDX3U.SMALL.jpg Saral Tayal The TV-B-Gone is a great little piece of engineering, and coding. Along with the appropriately named tiny, AT-Tiny, we can make an amazing universal tv remote which can turn of any TV. This was originally sold as a kit, but we are going to make it ourselves, using Mitch Altman's code. The total cost...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:19:00 PDT
Build the MFOs Sound Lab Mini Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-MFOs-Sound-Lab-Mini-Synth/
Build the MFOs Sound Lab Mini Synth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/GSPB/HXUDGTIU/FECGSPBHXUDGTIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/GSPB/HXUDGTIU/FECGSPBHXUDGTIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/GSPB/HXUDGTIU/FECGSPBHXUDGTIU.SMALL.jpg chloe.stamper So you want to build (or you already are building) Ray Wilson's Sound Lab Mini Synth? I did it; so can you! This instructable details my process and hopefully will provide some insights and helpful tips for your journey. I struggled with a few parts of the project because the documentation can get a...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:36:24 PDT
How to give Bluetooth to your projects http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-give-Bluetooth-to-your-projects/
How to give Bluetooth to your projects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/DZHY/HXUDHDPB/FZXDZHYHXUDHDPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/DZHY/HXUDHDPB/FZXDZHYHXUDHDPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/DZHY/HXUDHDPB/FZXDZHYHXUDHDPB.SMALL.jpg misperry In this video we will be looking at how the hardware is connected for the RN-42-DS Bluetooth module. I will show you how to connect your device so you can send characters through bluetooth and read them from the module using RS-232.Datasheet http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/DeviceDoc/r...Chec...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 13:23:41 PDT
Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-E-Textile-Arduino-Board/
Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/WYR2/HXRN7YZ8/FZ8WYR2HXRN7YZ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/WYR2/HXRN7YZ8/FZ8WYR2HXRN7YZ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/WYR2/HXRN7YZ8/FZ8WYR2HXRN7YZ8.SMALL.jpg jseay The ATtiny85 chip is a simple $2 way to get into Arduino. It's the basis of low-cost microcontrollers like the Digispark, the Picoduino, the Trinket, and for e-textiles, the Gemma, and the LilyTiny. These off-the-shelf boards are brilliantly designed and great for one-offs. If, however, you need a b...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:54 PDT
littleBits + Arduino Game Show Buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Arduino-Game-Show-Buzzer/
littleBits + Arduino Game Show Buzzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/93IY/HXMUZ626/F5I93IYHXMUZ626.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/93IY/HXMUZ626/F5I93IYHXMUZ626.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/93IY/HXMUZ626/F5I93IYHXMUZ626.SMALL.jpg coercionette Our shop, TechShop Chandler was fortunate enough to have been selected for Instructables' June Build Night, sponsored by littleBits!We were sent FOUR littleBits Deluxe Kits, and several of their brand new Arduino At Heart Modules. This is one of many projects we made for Build Night! For one of ou...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:52:08 PDT
littleBits Buggy http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Buggy/
littleBits Buggy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/ZIA9/HXMUW38R/FYNZIA9HXMUW38R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/ZIA9/HXMUW38R/FYNZIA9HXMUW38R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/ZIA9/HXMUW38R/FYNZIA9HXMUW38R.SMALL.jpg coercionette Our shop, TechShop Chandler was lucky enough to have been selected by Instructables for a littleBits build night last month! We decided to focus on projects that children would enjoy, so the build night could be fun for everyone - families included. So I went down to the nearby thrift stores and s...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:17:25 PDT
LittleBits + Lego Animated Head http://www.instructables.com/id/LittleBits-Lego-Animated-Head/
LittleBits + Lego Animated Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SMALL.jpg coercionette Our shop TechShop Chandler was lucky enough to have been chosen by Instructables for their June build night, sponsored by littleBits!!! We were sent FOUR Deluxe littleBits kits... all of them containing switches, power supplies, lights, and motors!We decided to make kids the focus of this particula...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:33 PDT
How To Fix Digital Calipers http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Fix-Digital-Calipers/
How To Fix Digital Calipers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/GG1K/HXMKQPNK/FLCGG1KHXMKQPNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/GG1K/HXMKQPNK/FLCGG1KHXMKQPNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/GG1K/HXMKQPNK/FLCGG1KHXMKQPNK.SMALL.jpg appleman123987 In this instructable I will show you how to fix calipers that show a false value. It's worked for me and some other people and it should work for you.The reason that it shows incorrect values is because is uses capacitance to measure the value and the circuit board van sometimes touch the metal. Par...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:15:56 PDT
MaKey MaKey experimenting / Experimenteer met de MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-experimenting-Experimenteer-met-de-MaK/
MaKey MaKey experimenting / Experimenteer met de MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SMALL.jpg FabSchool De MaKey MaKey is een handig hulpmiddel voor electronica-experimenten. Verander bijvoorbeeld alledaagse objecten in een toetsenbord of muis. Een MaKey MaKey koop je als pakketje en bevat naast de MaKey MaKey zelf een USB-kabel en krokodillenklemmetjes om objecten met je computer te verbinden. Zo kun...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:24:22 PDT
Bee Creative! ~ Bedside Bear Clock and Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Bee-Creative-Bedside-Bear-Clock-and-Lamp/
Bee Creative! ~ Bedside Bear Clock and Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/9VV9/HXMKMEA2/FLI9VV9HXMKMEA2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/9VV9/HXMKMEA2/FLI9VV9HXMKMEA2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/9VV9/HXMKMEA2/FLI9VV9HXMKMEA2.SMALL.jpg Natetron Are you ready to BEE creative!?!?Thank you for visiting! This instructable is truly an opportunity for you to get creative, get messy, and have a fun time doing so! The project was designed to be a bedside nightlight, clock, and pencil cup for my little sister, Rachel, who is presently remodeling he...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:18:19 PDT
12V-180kV: A Battery Powered Marx Generator (and introduction to electronics) http://www.instructables.com/id/12V-180kV-A-Battery-Powered-Marx-Generator-and-int/
12V-180kV: A Battery Powered Marx Generator (and introduction to electronics) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/UEOT/HXLD3M7G/FHAUEOTHXLD3M7G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/UEOT/HXLD3M7G/FHAUEOTHXLD3M7G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/UEOT/HXLD3M7G/FHAUEOTHXLD3M7G.SMALL.jpg supercapacitor If you're reading this Instructable, one thing is probably true: you're interested in high voltage! If so, you've come to the right place; Marx Generators can satisfy your thirst for sparks, bangs, and thrill. I made this Marx Generator several years ago, but it went out of commission after some exp...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:46:17 PDT
The Ultimate FM Transmitter (Long Range Spybug) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-FM-Transmitter/
The Ultimate FM Transmitter (Long Range Spybug) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0PKQ/HXYG860M/FAC0PKQHXYG860M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0PKQ/HXYG860M/FAC0PKQHXYG860M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0PKQ/HXYG860M/FAC0PKQHXYG860M.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Have you ever wanted to broadcast your own radio station within your neighborhood? Ever get curious on where people get those "Surveillance Bugs" from spy and action movies? This small and simple FM transmitter is the toy that geeks have always wanted.FM transmitters can be complicated to build, tha...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:44:05 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
DIY : The Emergency And Rechargeable Fan For Summer. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-The-Emergency-And-Rechargeable-Fan-For-Summer/
DIY : The Emergency And Rechargeable Fan For Summer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/LLTI/HXII2NNG/F7ULLTIHXII2NNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/LLTI/HXII2NNG/F7ULLTIHXII2NNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/LLTI/HXII2NNG/F7ULLTIHXII2NNG.SMALL.jpg Syed Hasan Askari Rizvi I always wanted to make my small emergency fan which can be operated when there is no electricity. I also aimed to make it as simple and cheap as possible. The speciality of this project is that it is rechargable, so no worry to replace the battery every time. I have used 4 Volts and 2.5 Ah recharga...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:35:35 PDT
PCB Etching - Toner Transfer Method http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Etching-Toner-Transfer-Method/
PCB Etching - Toner Transfer Method - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/7ZMP/HXHRCFTD/FD97ZMPHXHRCFTD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/7ZMP/HXHRCFTD/FD97ZMPHXHRCFTD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD9/7ZMP/HXHRCFTD/FD97ZMPHXHRCFTD.SMALL.jpg misperry This is another circuit board making video. I will be using the Toner Transfer method for making my own circuit board. Check out the project code link on my channel to get the files associated with this build.Checkout the Forum!!http://themagicsmoke.proboards.com/Follow me on youtube http://www.yo...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:34:25 PDT
Toiletry Kit Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Toiletry-Kit-Charging-Station/
Toiletry Kit Charging Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/L86U/HXHR7UHE/FRDL86UHXHR7UHE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/L86U/HXHR7UHE/FRDL86UHXHR7UHE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/L86U/HXHR7UHE/FRDL86UHXHR7UHE.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory So I've been on this kick for a while now to find a nice portable charging station that would consolidate in a small space, all my various and sundry chargers for my laptop , cell phone, iPad and camera battery. I came up with a Roll Up Charging Station, that I like, but I also like this sweet and ...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:54:41 PDT
Roll Up Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Roll-Up-Charging-Station/
Roll Up Charging Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/LQ82/HXHR7PIQ/FHCLQ82HXHR7PIQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/LQ82/HXHR7PIQ/FHCLQ82HXHR7PIQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/LQ82/HXHR7PIQ/FHCLQ82HXHR7PIQ.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory I travel a lot, going on the road with FIRSTexhibits at conferences, maker fairs and science festivals, and to do workshops and presentations on makerspace development at libraries and other community centers. In addition to my laptop, I'm also usually toting an iPad, cell phone, and my camera, and...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:24:58 PDT
$1 DIY Conductive Ink and Paint from Fire! (non toxic, homemade, cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/1-DIY-Conductive-Ink/
$1 DIY Conductive Ink and Paint from Fire! (non toxic, homemade, cheap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YFZ0/HXG6TTHG/FM1YFZ0HXG6TTHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YFZ0/HXG6TTHG/FM1YFZ0HXG6TTHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YFZ0/HXG6TTHG/FM1YFZ0HXG6TTHG.SMALL.jpg makerboat Turn fire into electronic conductive ink, build electronic circuits, create paper musical instruments and inputs for your Arduino board!Today you will learn how to make your own conductive ink to draw electronic circuits using the leftovers from your fireplace or BBQ! You can use this ink to draw ci...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:25:06 PDT
Motor Control With DIY Tangible Interfaces http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Control-With-DIY-Tangible-Interfaces/
Motor Control With DIY Tangible Interfaces - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/7S8X/HXG6PKPQ/F3O7S8XHXG6PKPQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/7S8X/HXG6PKPQ/F3O7S8XHXG6PKPQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/7S8X/HXG6PKPQ/F3O7S8XHXG6PKPQ.SMALL.jpg juanifico We have been using the MakeyMakey boards at the Children's Museum of Houston to teach kids the basic concepts behind circuits and micro-controllers. If you browse the MakeyMakey website, you will see how it can be used to easily convert any slightly conductive material into a keyboard button. This m...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:32:42 PDT
TrumChuk - Digital Instrument Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/TrumChuk-Digital-Instrument-Prototype/
TrumChuk - Digital Instrument Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/NZXO/HXDPIYPB/FOINZXOHXDPIYPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/NZXO/HXDPIYPB/FOINZXOHXDPIYPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/NZXO/HXDPIYPB/FOINZXOHXDPIYPB.SMALL.jpg NuggyBum For my MSc in Audio Technology I have been developing a digital instrument which I have dubbed the TrumChuk (Trumpet & Wii Nunchuk = TrumChuk). The concept for the instrument was to create a handheld digital instrument that utilises a Wii Nunchuk to modulate the audio signals generated. Feel free to...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 23:03:47 PDT
Audio Amplifier and Envelope Follower for Animatronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Amplifier-and-Envelope-Follower-for-Animatro/
Audio Amplifier and Envelope Follower for Animatronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/7HM7/HX7P0DU6/FDZ7HM7HX7P0DU6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/7HM7/HX7P0DU6/FDZ7HM7HX7P0DU6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/7HM7/HX7P0DU6/FDZ7HM7HX7P0DU6.SMALL.jpg djsfantasi I had a specific requirement to synchronize an RC servo to an audio sound track. In my case, it was to synchronize the mouth movements of an animatronic figure (Peter Penguin) to whatever he is saying. His speech would be recorded on an audio track; a stereo .WAV file.These figures would be used to ...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 19:16:36 PDT
How to make a bristle bot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bristle-bot/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:12:46 PDT
Phone line electricity. http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-electricity-3/
Phone line electricity. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FZM/I5R2/HX643C6A/FZMI5R2HX643C6A.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FZM/I5R2/HX643C6A/FZMI5R2HX643C6A.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FZM/I5R2/HX643C6A/FZMI5R2HX643C6A.SMALL.jpg Victor8o5 When I first saw this project at Kipkay's youtube channel I was amazed by how easily you can get some milliamps out of the telephone line, just with a bunch of diodes and a dc-dc converter you can power many small things, like some LED's, an Arduino, a nightstand clock,... It's an easy way to get a ...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 11:34:56 PDT
3D Printable Flash Light http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printable-Flash-Light/
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:37:42 PDT
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Open-Source-USB-Rechargeable-Solderin/
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle What is Solderdoodle Pro? Now Solderdoodle Pro melts Lead-Free Solder!Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solderdoodle Pro and pre-order a production model!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solderdoodle-pro-over-700of-usb-rechargeable-soldeSolderdoodle Pro is a ...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:53:41 PDT
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) http://www.instructables.com/id/R-Pi-control-Android-iPhone-via-OSC/
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SMALL.jpg Greg0reo To start off this project I would like to explain how all this will work. We will be using a form of communication called OSC (Open Sound Control) and an app called "TouchOSC" which is available on the Google Play and Apple app store, along with pyOSC. What we will do is the following:- Create a sui...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:04:26 PDT
littleBits K'nex Kinetic Interactive Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Knex-Kinetic-Interactive-Sculpture/
littleBits K'nex Kinetic Interactive Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/84PP/HX1WAJL3/FVU84PPHX1WAJL3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/84PP/HX1WAJL3/FVU84PPHX1WAJL3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/84PP/HX1WAJL3/FVU84PPHX1WAJL3.SMALL.jpg KRA5H I've previously demonstrated how to use littleBits and erector set parts to build a magnetic stirrer and a sample rotator. Since I was able to drive Erector set machines with the littleBits motor I decided to try to use it to drive K’nex contraptions. Currently, littleBits has a Lego cross axle adap...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 06:00:26 PDT
Edge Lit Declaration of Independence! http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-Lit-Declaration-of-Independence/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:03:55 PDT
Designer Electronics Gadgets http://www.instructables.com/id/Designer-Electronics-Gadgets/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:15:59 PDT
DIY Altoids Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Altoids-Flashlight/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:17:31 PDT
Complete Guide to Building Your First RC Foamboard Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Complete-Guide-to-Building-Your-First-DIY-RC-Foamb/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:55:09 PDT
Replacing a Burnt Atmega328 on an Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-a-Burnt-Atmega328-on-an-Arduino-Uno/
Replacing a Burnt Atmega328 on an Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/R9NP/HX1W7AC1/F4YR9NPHX1W7AC1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/R9NP/HX1W7AC1/F4YR9NPHX1W7AC1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/R9NP/HX1W7AC1/F4YR9NPHX1W7AC1.SMALL.jpg JayconSystems This video will show you how to replace a burnt Atmega328 on an Arduino Uno.Have any questions? Comment below.Feel free to visit www.jayconsystems.com
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:26:15 PDT
Handheld EMP device http://www.instructables.com/id/Handheld-EMP-device/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 02:33:07 PDT
How do I use the RFduino with a 6 Axis accelerometer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-do-I-use-the-RFduino-with-a-6-Axis-acceleromet/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:35:15 PDT
POWER-SUPPLY for my LAB http://www.instructables.com/id/POWER-SUPPLY-for-my-LAB/
POWER-SUPPLY for my LAB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/6RAG/HWRZ8D32/FLY6RAGHWRZ8D32.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/6RAG/HWRZ8D32/FLY6RAGHWRZ8D32.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLY/6RAG/HWRZ8D32/FLY6RAGHWRZ8D32.SMALL.jpg S0uraV_DAS What can you use a battery for? Its a nice question. Almost everything runs on batteries these days, directly or indirectly. But what is it that I need that runs on a battery? Well, its summer, and electricity supplies have been interrupting with my daily work. Especially in a very populated country...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 04:44:51 PDT
Making a Third Hand with Lego Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Third-Hand-with-Lego-Parts/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:24:35 PDT
Free Wires for Your electronics projects. http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Wires-for-Your-electronics-projects/
Free Wires for Your electronics projects. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/3OM1/HWS3IQBI/F523OM1HWS3IQBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/3OM1/HWS3IQBI/F523OM1HWS3IQBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/3OM1/HWS3IQBI/F523OM1HWS3IQBI.SMALL.jpg KD3533 How to recycle old SCART-Cables to use them for Your projects. All You need is: A SCART-Cable, a pair of pliers and some kind of cutting tool. Unscrew the cabs of the plugs on each side of the cable. Open the housing of each of the plugs and put them to side. Clip off the wires from th...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:36:56 PDT
Cell Phone Controlled Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Cell-Phone-Controlled-Tank/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 14:56:46 PDT
Solar Hexbug Nano http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hexbug-Nano/
Solar Hexbug Nano - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/02L1/HWNU8NT3/FBB02L1HWNU8NT3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/02L1/HWNU8NT3/FBB02L1HWNU8NT3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/02L1/HWNU8NT3/FBB02L1HWNU8NT3.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean I used a solar cell from another vibrating solar powered bug which can easily be found on the internet and used it on a Hexbug Nano.It moves around as quick as when it was battery powered! Adding The Solar Cell Just solder the wires red to positive metal tab & black negative to the other metal ta...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:01:26 PDT
How to Make a Drawing Arm with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Drawing-Arm-with-Arduino/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:49:23 PDT
The simplest electronic circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/The-simplest-electronic-circuit/
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 02:35:36 PDT
ISS Overhead http://www.instructables.com/id/ISS-Overhead/
ISS Overhead - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/UR4S/HWQN20OC/F51UR4SHWQN20OC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/UR4S/HWQN20OC/F51UR4SHWQN20OC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F51/UR4S/HWQN20OC/F51UR4SHWQN20OC.SMALL.jpg beardedinventor The ISS Overhead is an ambient display that glows whenever the International Space Station is flying overhead. It is designed to act as an occasional reminder that there are people living and working in space!This project should take you somewhere between 2 hours to an afternoon to complete. It assu...
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:39:50 PDT
GlowHacker Bike Lights Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/CyGlow-Bike-Lights-Workshop/
GlowHacker Bike Lights Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/QGPV/HWLD0E62/F9CQGPVHWLD0E62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/QGPV/HWLD0E62/F9CQGPVHWLD0E62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/QGPV/HWLD0E62/F9CQGPVHWLD0E62.SMALL.jpg alexglow There are too many intelligent, talented people riding around without any lights, like total idiots (a.k.a. "darkwads"). To help change this, I've been running a workshop called GlowHacker, which puts TRON-worthy light strips on your awesome bike.They're durable! These bad boys stand up to a lot of ...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:33:37 PDT