Instructables: exploring - - open - featured Sat, 28 Feb 2015 06:38:21 PST BLOX v1.01 Turn Your Can into a Drinking Can (Glass)
Turn Your Can into a Drinking Can (Glass) - More DIY How To Projects]]> hockeybbot What is that? You have a bunch of friends coming over and no drinking glasses? Do you have any sodas or beer? Assuming you do not realize your friends can drink straight from those, lets make you a new glass.Be warned, this is not a strong glass. It is a cool glass though :D What You Will Need ...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 17:50:50 PST
RFID Access Control System
RFID Access Control System - More DIY How To Projects]]> Laserbird This Instructable is for a Rasberry Pi Access Control System, which uses an RFID tag system for automatic entry through a door. We use this system for members to access our makerspace and maintain secure access.For this project, you will need a raspberry pi and the included parts list. The power su...
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 22:50:37 PST
Blinds' Eye
Blinds' Eye - More DIY How To Projects]]> DrewTM This is a machine that will automatically open and close your blinds, based on whether it is light outside (with some caveats; see Step 5: Software). I wanted to build it for two reasons: security and convenience. If you have your lights on timers and your blinds open and close automatically, it can...
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:35:06 PST
How To Open Oysters
How To Open Oysters - More DIY How To Projects]]> Maria Finn You either hate the thought of a raw oyster-the slick texture, the faint quiver that comes with eating something still alive, and the ungraspable flavor. You may be in the category of wishing you liked them. Or you love them. Love touching the barnacle-textured concave of their shells, the act of pr...
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Mon, 1 Dec 2014 13:37:30 PST
"Open When" Letters
"Open When" Letters - More DIY How To Projects]]> shackarowan I seen a picture online of open when letters, which are letters you customise and make for your loved one. An example being "open when.. You're having a bad day". I could not find any good source to help me in making these letters for a birthday gift for my boyfriend (which he absolutely loved by th...
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 15:03:02 PDT
Open Pad Locks and Combination Locks With A Soda Can
Open Pad Locks and Combination Locks With A Soda Can - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 - More DIY How To Projects]]> alepalan I really wanted to make a few drawing on the CNC router (Shopbot Buddy). I did a few experiments using different techniques and mediums.I started using simply pen and paper, then refined that technique using a pen with a spring attached, later tried over canvas and finally using different markers. I...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 17:42:03 PDT
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free)
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justin Tyler Tate In paying respect to the dead, to our loved ones, we often forget the cost of that respect. DIYing Free ( 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
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solarpad! "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
Overclocking a Raspberry Pi
Overclocking a Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kriskras99 In this instructables I will show you how to overclock a Raspberry Pi. You don't need a heat sink or a fan, because the temperautre won't go over the 50-60 C (120-140 F). Please vote for me in the Raspberry Pi contest. Good luck with overclocking! (!) I am not responsible for anything that happens b...
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Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:49:05 PST
Assembling the Eyewriter 2.1 hardware platform (rev B)
Assembling the Eyewriter 2.1 hardware platform (rev B) - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 For more information abut the Eyewrit...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:51:21 PDT
How To Easily Use Key Rings 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 - More DIY How To Projects]]> CopabX The OpenFuge is a relatively low cost open-source centrifuge for DIY biolabs and biohackers. It primarily uses commercial off the shelf parts with a few custom electronics. It aims to enable anyone to perform biological experiments, not just those with access to specialized labs. Specs (Observed):...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:11:39 PDT
Prosthetics Modification for Pain Relief of Pressure Points 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
Designing and building an 'acoustic' synthesizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> ArvidJense For my internship at Create Digital Music/Meeblip I've created quite a fun little synthesizer. This thing is meant to be more flexible than other synthesizer by making it completely independent; it is battery powered, has its own amplifier/speaker and is controlled by a manually operated sequencer. ...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:12:10 PST
How to Cut a Pomegranate
How to Cut a Pomegranate - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Opening a Coke or Beer with a standard Swingline stapler - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
ArduSensor Fun Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Qtechknow ArduSensors are open source plug-in-play sensors for Arduino.  These were originally made for beginners to get started with Arduino, a very cool electronics prototyping platform, but anyone can use them.  I still play around with them all of the time, and I bet a ton of people that are experienced w...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 20:55:26 PDT
Open Cube Modular Origami
Open Cube Modular Origami - More DIY How To Projects]]> sherrycayheyhey I connected 14 cubes together to create the rainbow cube chain seen above. It took 168 sheets of paper.  You can make an open cube of your own using just 12 sheets of paper and few simple folds. These open cubes are pretty fun to make and look good in both solid color and rainbow.  All you w...
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Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:48:40 PST
Dindio - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Wooden Wardrobe - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Louder volume on Android Asus Transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
LED Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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!
Peek-a-Boo Back Dress! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Homemade 100 HP Motor Controller for an Electric Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Scrap Wood Bottle Opener
Scrap Wood Bottle Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> Carleyy This bottle opener is so EASY to make! All you need is some scrap wood and a nut/bolt. It is also super fun to use and is a fun trick to show off at parties. Materials Materials Scrap Wood - just a long skinny piece, I cut a 9" x 2" piece I found in the workshop. Nut and Bolt - make sure the...
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Thu, 6 Jan 2011 12:47:48 PST
Instructables Restaurant Handouts ewilhelm The instructions for everything found in an Instructables Restaurant can be found on Instructables itself -- the food, the furniture, the lighting, everything!  To make this connection clear and understandable, and to give credit to the authors of any projects used in the restaurant, Arne Hendricks ...
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Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:50:10 PDT
FLUORESCENT FLOOR LAMP - More DIY How To Projects]]> opendesignclub This instructable will show you how to make a cheap but stylish floor lamp out of 3 fluorescent standart lights you can buy in any (thats me!) BUY THREE CHEAP STANDART NEON LIGHTS maybe this lights are called fluorescent lights --- so buy three chea...
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Mon, 21 May 2007 12:05:05 PDT
How to Set A Permanent Etch A Sketch (like Pros)
How to Set A Permanent Etch A Sketch (like Pros) - More DIY How To Projects]]> SHIFT! As an Etch A Sketchist myself, I feel that the worst thing any EAS artist can do for themselves is to get too attached to one of their "Sketch Works". I've seen this happen before and artists have gone insane trying to protect their artwork. Just take a picture of it! Remember, an Etch A Sketch is a...

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Wed, 7 Jul 2010 09:45:55 PDT
How to open a locked door the Macgyver way.
How to open a locked door the Macgyver way. - More DIY How To Projects]]> hackzorz I learned how to do this when i got locked out of my dorm at BYU-Idaho and it works great!! and all it takes is things you can find in your friends room or from the hall. Supplies needed: Paper Floss Vacuum Cleaner (the pictures are from different doors because my camera is acting wa...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2008 15:25:46 PDT
Quick and easy bluetooth skype handset
Quick and easy bluetooth skype handset - More DIY How To Projects]]> radiorental Bought one of the Motorola HS820 headsets as suggested in another instructable and planted it in a traditional phone handset This is really a prototype until I find a nice 'classic' handset. Just some friday afternoon nonsense in the office. Dismantle Traditional handset: We have tons of these ...
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Fri, 16 Jun 2006 12:33:29 PDT
How to Make a Stitched Cut
How to Make a Stitched Cut - More DIY How To Projects]]> gallimaufry13 Hello! You know what this is about, no doubt, so read on and enjoy the steps and end result! I'm happy to answer any questions or take any advice. The bruises and extra grime are optional, but help add to the over-all look. It's easy to make, has a relatively low cost, and would make a great addit...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2008 17:56:00 PDT
Interactive, Open Source Mood Light
Interactive, Open Source Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> RPisces This instructable will go through how to make an interactive, multi-function mood light. The core of this project is the BlinkM I2C RGB LED. As I was browsing the web one day, the BlinkM caught my attention, and I just thought that was way too cool to pass of. So, a couple of months later, I decided...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2008 18:41:09 PDT
Secure Any Padlock - TetraProof!!
Secure Any Padlock - TetraProof!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lftndbt The basic idea is to craft a simple insert to apply to the locks mechanism, which occupies the space exploited by the "shim" technique.This I'ble will show you how to prevent a shim ala Open Any Padlock Tetranitrate style being used to open your padlocks.With all those shims out there spawned by tha...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2008 23:39:00 PDT
Breathalyzer Microphone
Breathalyzer Microphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The breathalyzer microphone is a system for the inconscpicuous collection of blood-alcohol content level data sets. In other words, you can measure a person's sobriety with a device, that for all intents and purposes, looks no different than a standard microphone. This tool adds new dimensions of tr...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2008 16:04:24 PDT
How To Turn Ice-cream Stick Into Key
How To Turn Ice-cream Stick Into Key - More DIY How To Projects]]> tycoyoken Let me show you how to turn an ice-cream stick into a key, it really works, I show you how.This instruction comes with video Here are all the tool you will need Ruler, glue, scissors, paper, key, pencil, ice-cream and small piece of paper Rub the pencil Put the Key inside and rub the pencil on...
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Mon, 26 Nov 2007 10:13:23 PST
How to open a coconut
How to open a coconut - More DIY How To Projects]]> uwe This instructable will show you how to open a coconut with just a hammer the stylish way. I learned this method last year on a sailing holiday. With this instructable i want to say thank you for the nice sailing trip through the Yasawa Islands in Fiji. This is my first instructable so please be ge...
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Wed, 3 Oct 2007 11:43:27 PDT
TREAD BELT - More DIY How To Projects]]> opendesignclub Nice belts made out of used bicycle tires. These belts are stylish and very simple to (thats me!) SEARCH FOR TIRES Search for used tires with a nice tread BUY SOME BELT BUCKLES Buy some belt buckles you like BUY SOME CHICAGO SCREWS Buy some Chicago Screw...
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Mon, 21 May 2007 10:28:24 PDT
Open Any Padlock
Open Any Padlock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tetranitrate ..................................................................................................................................................................................This is not my idea, its been floating around the internet for a while. Its a simple and cheap way to make a padlock shim...
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Wed, 16 Aug 2006 15:22:30 PDT