Instructables: exploring - - prototyping - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 20 Nov 2014 18:57:17 PST BLOX v1.01 Make Waterproof Prototypes [From Sheet Correx] http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Waterproof-Prototypes-From-Sheet-Correx/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:28:41 PST
How to communicate with Arduino using HTML & Chrome http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-communicate-with-Arduino-using-HTML-Chrome/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:18:16 PDT
Polydexter: Arduino Robotic Translation Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Polydexter-Arduino-Robotic-Translation-Arm/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:48:36 PDT
A little breakout board for DIP ICs with output resistors http://www.instructables.com/id/A-little-breakout-board-for-DIP-ICs-with-output-re/
A little breakout board for DIP ICs with output resistors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/1EAI/HV80I1N4/F3O1EAIHV80I1N4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/1EAI/HV80I1N4/F3O1EAIHV80I1N4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/1EAI/HV80I1N4/F3O1EAIHV80I1N4.SMALL.jpg Aars_Man_Tiny Hello all.This is my first instructable! If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to send me a PM.After receiving my cheap (horribly packaged, that's what you get for being a cheapskate) 74HC595 shift registers from China a short while back, I decided it was time to give them a try.I made...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 07:14:22 PDT
Robotic Arm Trifecta (Science Olympiad) http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Arm-Trifecta-Science-Olympiad/
Robotic Arm Trifecta (Science Olympiad) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/UOXL/HUMTNJKV/FT0UOXLHUMTNJKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/UOXL/HUMTNJKV/FT0UOXLHUMTNJKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/UOXL/HUMTNJKV/FT0UOXLHUMTNJKV.SMALL.jpg WOSO In the fall of 2012, we set out to construct a robotic arm for the Science Olympiad competition that would be capable of performing the required set of tasks efficiently and to perfection. This instructable will attempt to guide you through the thought processes used in the design and construction...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:56:42 PDT
How to install the Raspberry Pi in a control cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-the-Raspberry-Pi-to-a-cap-rail/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:56:58 PDT
San Francisco Architectural Silverware http://www.instructables.com/id/San-Francisco-Architectural-Silverware/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:27:44 PST
Make SMD Chips Breadboard Friendly http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-SMD-Chips-to-DIP-Breadboard-Friendly/
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 01:44:04 PST
Arduino & Electronics Prototyping Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Electronics-Prototyping-Station/
Arduino & Electronics Prototyping Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/FOC4/HKBFGWN2/F27FOC4HKBFGWN2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/FOC4/HKBFGWN2/F27FOC4HKBFGWN2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/FOC4/HKBFGWN2/F27FOC4HKBFGWN2.SMALL.jpg omnibot Please vote for me! This prototyping station is the result of many years of sorting, adding and removing. My needs are that it must be kept compact and organized while still allowing for as much playtime as possible. Base The base is the bottom tray from an iMac keyboard. It's plexi tub is sturdy...
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:16:56 PDT
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Ergonomic-USB-Mouse-Ergo-Mouse-/
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SMALL.jpg Hey Jude Hello! If you have ever found yourself getting tired hands/wrists while using a computer Mouse (sometimes it even leads to RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury), or you wished you could just open up that mouse and re-arrange all the functional components just the way you wanted, so it felt great to use -...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:37:08 PDT
Arduino-plex 2.0: Modular Plexiglas Arduino Work Surface http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-plex-20-Modular-Plexiglas-Arduino-Work-S/
Arduino-plex 2.0: Modular Plexiglas Arduino Work Surface - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/JNWS/HFD197AP/F8QJNWSHFD197AP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/JNWS/HFD197AP/F8QJNWSHFD197AP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/JNWS/HFD197AP/F8QJNWSHFD197AP.SMALL.jpg ProfMuggs Last year I needed a board that I could stick my breadboards to, that would also securely hold my Arduino. I used some Plexiglas I picked up at Skycraft in Orlando and I glued everything together with Crazy Glue. This worked well, but it didn't give me the freedom to reconfigure or put something on ...
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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:10:39 PDT
How to Make a Solder Buddy (from sheet plastic) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Solder-Buddy-from-sheet-plastic/
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 14:40:59 PST
Mold Making: Two Part Silicone Mold http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Part-Silicone-Casting/
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Mon, 19 Nov 2007 16:07:30 PST
Make a Variable Resistor with 1 Million Settings http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Variable-Resister-with-1-Million-Settings/
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 08:05:53 PST
How to Build your Everything Really Really Fast http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-your-Everything-Really-Really-Fast/
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Sat, 29 Dec 2012 23:04:20 PST
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
How to CNC a skull http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-CNC-a-skull/
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Sun, 13 May 2012 11:13:22 PDT
How to make your own Arduino board http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-Arduino-board/
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Tue, 8 May 2012 19:33:20 PDT
Two Part Raspberry Pi Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Part-Raspberry-Pi-Case/
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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 06:15:36 PDT
Make a good, cheap, upgradeable sheet plastic vacuum former http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-good%2c-cheap%2c-upgradeable-sheet-plastic-vacu/
Make a good, cheap, upgradeable sheet plastic vacuum former - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/5MUI/F3ETRVC8/FYA5MUIF3ETRVC8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/5MUI/F3ETRVC8/FYA5MUIF3ETRVC8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/5MUI/F3ETRVC8/FYA5MUIF3ETRVC8.SMALL.jpg drcrash Tired of buying cheap plastic crap? Now you can make your own!Or you can make nice and surprisingly sturdy plastic stuff in amazing shapes, amaze your friends with your technical prowess, and be the life of the party.Vacuum forming is a technique for shaping sheet plastics into 3D shapes, which you...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:20:05 PDT
Breadbaord Pincushion http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadbaord-Pincushion/
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Thu, 25 Aug 2011 13:06:47 PDT
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