Instructables: exploring - - open - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 9 Dec 2016 03:39:53 PST BLOX v1.01 Amazon Echo Activated Garage Door http://www.instructables.com/id/Amazon-Echo-Activated-Garage-Door/
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Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:44:13 PDT
Face tracking desk fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Face-Tracking-Desk-Fan/
Face tracking desk fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/EWDS/ISCBEPHG/FI5EWDSISCBEPHG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/EWDS/ISCBEPHG/FI5EWDSISCBEPHG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI5/EWDS/ISCBEPHG/FI5EWDSISCBEPHG.SMALL.jpg DevinL9 Have you ever wished your fan would follow you around to cool you off on those hot summer days!? Well I decided to do something about it! Welcome FanBot, the personal desktop fan that follows your face and keeps you cool when things are getting a little too spicy!This is more of a proof of concept t...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:11:37 PDT
Top 10 Vise Hacks! http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-10-Vise-Hacks/
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Thu, 11 Aug 2016 02:43:16 PDT
Weathered Magnetic Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Weathered-Magnetic-Bottle-Opener/
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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:58:53 PDT
5 Ways to Pick a Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Ways-to-Pick-a-Lock/ https://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PGME/IRHUI5RU/FD0PGMEIRHUI5RU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PGME/IRHUI5RU/FD0PGMEIRHUI5RU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/PGME/IRHUI5RU/FD0PGMEIRHUI5RU.SMALL.jpg xxlauraxx Knowing how to pick a lock is a practical and enviable skill to have.Whether it's a pin tumbler lock or a combination lock, if you learn to master any lock variety, you'll probably end up getting yourself out of some sticky situations in life. And, of course, you will gain 1 million points of street...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2016 08:40:31 PDT
How to Open a Young Thai Coconut http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Open-a-Young-Thai-Coconut/
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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:26:48 PDT
LAP - Purifying water with new technologies and algea http://www.instructables.com/id/LAP-Purifying-Water-With-New-Technologies-and-Alge/
LAP - Purifying water with new technologies and algea - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/LRBT/IO6E5LME/FSZLRBTIO6E5LME.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/LRBT/IO6E5LME/FSZLRBTIO6E5LME.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/LRBT/IO6E5LME/FSZLRBTIO6E5LME.SMALL.jpg AlexandreI4 This Instructable is kind of a story where we will show you how our project has evolved through the year. Our project counts a few big blocks that we'll present in each Step, so tag along ! You don't have to read the whole intro, we'll present the technical features in the next steps (step 3 it come...
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Mon, 16 May 2016 06:56:58 PDT
19 Unexpected Life Hacks Using String http://www.instructables.com/id/18-Unexpected-Life-Hacks-Using-String/
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Sat, 7 May 2016 00:51:58 PDT
Weld Free Electric Longboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Weld-Free-Electric-Longboard/
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 07:51:12 PDT
Jar Closing Aid http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-Closing-Aid/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 09:26:04 PDT
Cheapest Wireless 3D Printer - Boltz Megatiete http://www.instructables.com/id/Boltz-Megatitte-a-140-Wireless-RepRap/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:57:12 PDT
GotMesh: The most cheap and simplistic 3D scanner. http://www.instructables.com/id/GotMesh-the-Most-Cheap-and-Simplistic-3D-Scanner/
GotMesh: The most cheap and simplistic 3D scanner. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/19N0/IMYUGYYL/FR119N0IMYUGYYL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/19N0/IMYUGYYL/FR119N0IMYUGYYL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/19N0/IMYUGYYL/FR119N0IMYUGYYL.SMALL.jpg yenfre got mesh? is the most cheap and simplistic open source 3D scanner.If you liked this instructable, please vote for it in the 3D Printing Contest 2016.got mesh? allows owners of 3D printers to easily recreate detailed difficult to model objects to later 3D print. The goals for this project was to make...
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:35:07 PDT
How to Open a Lock With a Coke Can http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Open-a-Lock-With-a-Coke-Can/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:36:55 PDT
Ada Robotic Hand - Open Bionics http://www.instructables.com/id/Ada-Robotic-Hand-Open-Bionics/
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:54:32 PST
Gingerbread Bakery (Dollhouse Style) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gingerbread-Bakery-Dollhouse-Style/
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Fri, 8 Jan 2016 20:56:34 PST
Unlock Zip Ties http://www.instructables.com/id/Unlock-Zip-Ties/
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Sat, 2 Jan 2016 19:57:02 PST
Copper and Torched Wood Bookshelf http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-and-Torched-Wood-Bookshelf/
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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 07:46:18 PST
Hack a servo http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-servo/
Hack a servo - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/AR53/IGQTZOQZ/FXKAR53IGQTZOQZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/AR53/IGQTZOQZ/FXKAR53IGQTZOQZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/AR53/IGQTZOQZ/FXKAR53IGQTZOQZ.SMALL.jpg ibenkos Servos are small boxes that has a DC motor inside and a gear box, it also has a potentiometer that tracks its position and makes them perfect for going to specific angles. But there is a downside, it can't move past 360 degrees so it is useless for using as motors on a car. So in this project you wi...
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Sun, 8 Nov 2015 12:24:41 PST
Door Open Alarm with Linkit One http://www.instructables.com/id/Door-Open-Alarm-with-Linkit-One/
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Sat, 7 Nov 2015 05:33:40 PST
HestiaPi - Open Smart Thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/HestiaPi-Open-Smart-Thermostat/
HestiaPi - Open Smart Thermostat - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/RYMO/IAWCFJAD/F21RYMOIAWCFJAD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/RYMO/IAWCFJAD/F21RYMOIAWCFJAD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/RYMO/IAWCFJAD/F21RYMOIAWCFJAD.SMALL.jpg gulliverrr /* First instructable here, so be nice :) */Okay, there are too many open source home automations out there but whenever I tried to look into making any of these I ended up with a bitter taste because of one or a few of the following reasons: The software part was open but the hardwa...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 05:54:34 PDT
Open fridge delay alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-fridge-alarm/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 11:17:58 PDT
Tact: Low-cost, Advanced Prosthetic Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Tact-Low-cost-Advanced-Prosthetic-Hand/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 11:34:06 PDT
How to 3D-Print multicolored obejcts http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-3D-Print-multicolored-obejcts/
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:12:38 PDT
Arduino DUE Guitar Pedal - Open Hardware. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Guitar-Pedal-Open-Hardware/
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 14:25:57 PDT
How to open a light bulb without breaking it http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-open-a-light-bulb-without-breaking-it/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:05:47 PDT
Blind Opening Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Blind-Opening-Alarm-Clock/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 18:59:50 PDT
Turn Your Can into a Drinking Can (Glass) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Can-into-a-Drinking-Can-Glass/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:50:50 PST
RFID Access Control System http://www.instructables.com/id/RFID-Access-Control-System/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 22:50:37 PST
Blinds' Eye http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinds-Eye/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:35:06 PST
How To Open Oysters http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Open-Oysters-2/
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:37:30 PST
"Open When" Letters http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-When-Letters/
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 15:03:02 PDT
Open Pad Locks and Combination Locks With A Soda Can http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Pad-Locks-and-Combination-Locks-With-A-Soda-C/
Open Pad Locks and Combination Locks With A Soda Can - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/L3JT/HWIMWQLL/F0ML3JTHWIMWQLL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/L3JT/HWIMWQLL/F0ML3JTHWIMWQLL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/L3JT/HWIMWQLL/F0ML3JTHWIMWQLL.SMALL.jpg The Best Hobbies Blog Use an aluminum soda can to open your padlocks or combination locks in the event that you have forgotten the combination or lost the key. When you're done here be sure to check out my youtube channel and website for more fun tutorials!thebesthobbiesblog.comThe Best Hobbies Blog- Youtube channel Wa...
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Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:50:08 PDT
CNC Art http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Art/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 17:42:03 PDT
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Coffins-DIYing-Free/
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SMALL.jpg Justin Tyler Tate In paying respect to the dead, to our loved ones, we often forget the cost of that respect. DIYing Free (http://diyingfree.weebly.com) is a website/project/intervention seeking to alleviate the economical and ecological costs of death through design and technology. Through the following Instructable...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 04:43:00 PDT
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-Powerful-USB-Solar-Charger/
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/Z6U3/HS3GSV4R/FM7Z6U3HS3GSV4R.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solarpad!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sol..."Finally, A Proper Solar Charger For Hikers And Bikers" - Cult of Mac Can a compact solar USB charger charge a phone and an external battery at the same time in about 3 hours? ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
Assembling the Eyewriter 2.1 hardware platform (rev B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-the-Eyewriter-21-hardware-platform-rev-/
Assembling the Eyewriter 2.1 hardware platform (rev B) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/LHTO/HMVJBO6I/FZQLHTOHMVJBO6I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/LHTO/HMVJBO6I/FZQLHTOHMVJBO6I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/LHTO/HMVJBO6I/FZQLHTOHMVJBO6I.SMALL.jpg jasonwebb This Instructable will guide you through the assembly of a hardware platform (rev B) to support the new Eyewriter 2.1 open-source eye-tracking system. For more information about the Eyewriter project in general, visit the official site at http://eyewriter.org/ For more information abut the Eyewrit...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:51:21 PDT
How to Easily Use Key Rings http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Easily-Use-Key-Rings-1/
How to Easily Use Key Rings - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/9ZYN/HLR1T6QR/FJR9ZYNHLR1T6QR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/9ZYN/HLR1T6QR/FJR9ZYNHLR1T6QR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJR/9ZYN/HLR1T6QR/FJR9ZYNHLR1T6QR.SMALL.jpg M3G Key rings are annoying. It's a pain to open them, and sometimes they snap shut before you manage to get the key on them. Fortunately, you can solve this problem with a quarter *Mobile users: if the video doesn't play click on "MVI 0893" and it will open. Instructions - Get a coin about the size of...
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:25:22 PDT
OpenFuge http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenFuge/
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:11:39 PDT
Prosthetics Modification for Pain Relief of Pressure Points http://www.instructables.com/id/Prosthetics-Modification-for-Pain-Relief-of-Pressu/
Prosthetics Modification for Pain Relief of Pressure Points - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/8WUT/HE081P3U/FVX8WUTHE081P3U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/8WUT/HE081P3U/FVX8WUTHE081P3U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/8WUT/HE081P3U/FVX8WUTHE081P3U.SMALL.jpg lamedust Working on this for a while now but I have made some progress that I'd like to share. Not finished because the hacked solution still causes some pain, but this is helping my cousin Zaid with the pain that his prosthetic is giving him. While in Iraq last April I came across my cousin Zaid. Zaid's an...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:37:34 PDT
Designing and building an 'acoustic' synthesizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-and-building-an-acoustic-synthesizer/
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:12:10 PST
How to Cut a Pomegranate http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cut-a-Pomegranate/
How to Cut a Pomegranate - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/0UUG/HA4MBM7I/FFZ0UUGHA4MBM7I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/0UUG/HA4MBM7I/FFZ0UUGHA4MBM7I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/0UUG/HA4MBM7I/FFZ0UUGHA4MBM7I.SMALL.jpg canida I love eating pomegranates, but hacking them apart is slow and messy. This easy trick will help you open pomegranates with the greatest of ease, while keeping your hands clean. All you need is a fresh pomegranate, a paring knife, and these instructions! This technique is perfect for opening a pomeg...
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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:46:56 PST
Opening a Coke or Beer with a standard Swingline stapler http://www.instructables.com/id/Opening-a-Coke-or-Beer-with-a-stapler/
Opening a Coke or Beer with a standard Swingline stapler - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/Q3BW/H5W8ABU0/FUQQ3BWH5W8ABU0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/Q3BW/H5W8ABU0/FUQQ3BWH5W8ABU0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/Q3BW/H5W8ABU0/FUQQ3BWH5W8ABU0.SMALL.jpg ivan_stephens I was sitting at my desk working hard. I hear over our shop radio, a familiar sound heard every day at 10:00am. “Taco Lady at the Body shop”.  I went to the back of the shop and bought a Mexican Coke. I walked back to my desk and looked down realizing I didn’t have a bottle opener.  I started lookin...
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:23:58 PDT
ArduSensor Fun Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/ArduSensor-Fun-Pack/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 20:55:26 PDT
Open Cube Modular Origami http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Cube-Modular-Origami/
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Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:48:40 PST
Dindio http://www.instructables.com/id/Dindio-with-a-million-ways-to-play/
Dindio - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/GT8S/HR8VEGTW/FF3GT8SHR8VEGTW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/GT8S/HR8VEGTW/FF3GT8SHR8VEGTW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/GT8S/HR8VEGTW/FF3GT8SHR8VEGTW.SMALL.jpg Yinan Design Dindio is an open-source toy with infinite ways to play. You can try the three example games here, modify them, or come up with your own Dindio games from scratch! example game 1: Two or more players each choose a color of little ninjas. Everyone tries to kill (knock down) other player(s)' little ...
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Mon, 12 Dec 2011 01:31:33 PST
Wooden Wardrobe http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Wardrobe/
Wooden Wardrobe - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/G38M/GSUSONHE/FTNG38MGSUSONHE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/G38M/GSUSONHE/FTNG38MGSUSONHE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/G38M/GSUSONHE/FTNG38MGSUSONHE.SMALL.jpg alphydan After having a look at some wardrobes and seeing the exorbitant prices I decided to have a stab at building one. Custom made, for our room. In this instructable you can see the wood and tools I used, the steps and the outcome. It ended up costing about £100 GBP (about $150) for sustainably sourced...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2011 15:35:05 PST
Louder volume on Android Asus Transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-loud-sound-on-tablet-Asus-Transformer/
Louder volume on Android Asus Transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/1XA5/GSCZ5G0E/F9N1XA5GSCZ5G0E.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/1XA5/GSCZ5G0E/F9N1XA5GSCZ5G0E.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/1XA5/GSCZ5G0E/F9N1XA5GSCZ5G0E.SMALL.jpg Bulgarien Our great Asus Eeepad Transforme is proberly one of the best tablets right now  and it work perfect. There is only one small problem. The internal speakersound is not the best. The problem is, that the small speakers is placed in a the wrong way, turning against the screen and without enough  fre...
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Sat, 10 Sep 2011 03:15:51 PDT
LED Binary Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Binary-Clock-1/
LED Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/YSCN/GS3BEHBB/FSOYSCNGS3BEHBB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/YSCN/GS3BEHBB/FSOYSCNGS3BEHBB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/YSCN/GS3BEHBB/FSOYSCNGS3BEHBB.SMALL.jpg Emiliano Valencia A Binary Clock! I was recently looking at some binary clocks and I felt like Why not? I have everything to make one and I don't have a clock in my room. So I decided to build one and here it is. Hope you Like it and maybe build your own. It's a cool project because it's your very own, unique clock...
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 20:06:31 PDT
Peek-a-Boo Back Dress! http://www.instructables.com/id/Peek-a-Boo-Back-Dress/
Peek-a-Boo Back Dress! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/OOCT/GOSDJJBB/FRDOOCTGOSDJJBB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/OOCT/GOSDJJBB/FRDOOCTGOSDJJBB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/OOCT/GOSDJJBB/FRDOOCTGOSDJJBB.SMALL.jpg LuciaC I made this dress to wear for my college graduation :) I have included a step by step Instructable so you can make your own! It's a cute tank top with ribbon straps, an open back, and a simple skirt with an elastic waistband. It would look great in any color or even a printed fabric....get creative!...
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Sun, 12 Jun 2011 00:57:41 PDT
Homemade 100 HP Motor Controller for an Electric Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-100-HP-Motor-Controller-for-an-Electric-C/
Homemade 100 HP Motor Controller for an Electric Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/1GX5/GJ2830DB/FGF1GX5GJ2830DB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/1GX5/GJ2830DB/FGF1GX5GJ2830DB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/1GX5/GJ2830DB/FGF1GX5GJ2830DB.SMALL.jpg MPaulHolmes This instructable explains how to build your own 100 HP (peak) motor controller for use in an electric car or motorcycle conversion.  It can take any voltage up to 144v, and the peak current is 500 amps.  The cost of the components is a few hundred dollars, which means you can save over $1000 by put...
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Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:43:24 PST