Instructables: exploring - living - electronics http://www.instructables.com Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:42:54 PST BLOX v1.01 BoomBucket: the boombox bucket! http://www.instructables.com/id/BoomBucket-the-boombox-bucket/
BoomBucket: the boombox bucket! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/B78B/I3H52O7F/F1JB78BI3H52O7F.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab If you like boomboxes and you like buckets, you're going to LOVE BoomBucket! In fact, it's pretty hard not to like, unless you're the neighbors hearing Enya play for an hour straight from the street below. But this is an incredible device for everything from roving dance parties, the youth center ja...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 09:11:25 PST
Quell the Screeching - Quieting Kids Electronic Toys http://www.instructables.com/id/Quell-the-Screeching-Quieting-Kids-Electronic-Toys/
Quell the Screeching - Quieting Kids Electronic Toys - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/DB9O/I1WHG8VQ/FTQDB9OI1WHG8VQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/DB9O/I1WHG8VQ/FTQDB9OI1WHG8VQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/DB9O/I1WHG8VQ/FTQDB9OI1WHG8VQ.SMALL.jpg ThisMuchVolume Our girls just recently got these little speaking toys for their birthday. They shout random phrases and letters and colours if you press the buttons. Even though they have a volume adjustment, our girls immediately figured out how they work and always keep them on maximum. While it doesn't bother m...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:56:02 PDT
Giant 555 Timer Chip Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-555-Timer-Chip-Backpack/
Giant 555 Timer Chip Backpack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/HFC8/I12KFP2F/FEHHFC8I12KFP2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/HFC8/I12KFP2F/FEHHFC8I12KFP2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/HFC8/I12KFP2F/FEHHFC8I12KFP2F.SMALL.jpg caitlinsdad For the aspiring engineer, make this cool integrated circuit shaped backpack to carry your assortment of little electronic goodies. This can also be used as a debug-out bag with essentials such as a multimeter, 30 watt soldering iron, solder, solder pump, third hand, pliers, tweezers, screwdriver, w...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 17:03:31 PDT
Zip triggered bag Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Zip-triggered-Bag-light/
Zip triggered bag Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/X3GT/I0YG3TY4/F1OX3GTI0YG3TY4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/X3GT/I0YG3TY4/F1OX3GTI0YG3TY4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/X3GT/I0YG3TY4/F1OX3GTI0YG3TY4.SMALL.jpg CarmelitoAndrade Stop feeling for stuff inside you bag/purse in the dark ! instead follow the instructions below to add this mini LED lamp inside your bag to spot exactly what you are looking for..You don't need to be an electronic genius to build this project as it includes basic stuff that you can get at your elec...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 21:11:52 PDT
Phosphorescent keyboard barcelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Phosphorescent-keyboard-barcelet/
Phosphorescent keyboard barcelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/U9XI/HZ6T9F87/FX5U9XIHZ6T9F87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/U9XI/HZ6T9F87/FX5U9XIHZ6T9F87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/U9XI/HZ6T9F87/FX5U9XIHZ6T9F87.SMALL.jpg Matqux Have you got run-down keyboard? It isn't a trash. You can make an interesting barcelet from it. Step 1: Tools and Materials You need: Tools: Drill, Drill-bit diameter=1mm, Tape, Toothpick, Wire, Bail Materials: Phosporescent paint, Keyboard buttons Step 2: Measure and choose ...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:51:06 PDT
Make a fun electronics bracelet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-fun-electronics-bracelet/
Make a fun electronics bracelet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KG5K/HYC659IA/F3BKG5KHYC659IA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KG5K/HYC659IA/F3BKG5KHYC659IA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/KG5K/HYC659IA/F3BKG5KHYC659IA.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box Have you ever wanted to express your love of electronics by wearing it? No i'm not just talking about a watch or what ever, but something more unique! There are a quite a few interesting wearable electronic projects on instructables and I have always loved the idea. It's creative and out of the box!...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 17:28:55 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
elle, e-Waste Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/elle-e-Waste-Jewelry/
elle, e-Waste Jewelry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/82A5/HVTWAFTX/FLN82A5HVTWAFTX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/82A5/HVTWAFTX/FLN82A5HVTWAFTX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/82A5/HVTWAFTX/FLN82A5HVTWAFTX.SMALL.jpg ameliechucky This is a personal project inspired by all every day electronic devices and the speed with which they are discarded nowadays. Since I live in USA, I am surprised by how quickly multiple objects are considered garbage and you can easily find them on the streets every day. I have collected objects...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 14:37:04 PDT
7-year old girl converts a Blanket box in her home to make doing her chores easier. http://www.instructables.com/id/7-year-old-girl-converts-a-Blanket-box-in-her-home/
7-year old girl converts a Blanket box in her home to make doing her chores easier. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/OZ02/HUYLROLU/FA8OZ02HUYLROLU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/OZ02/HUYLROLU/FA8OZ02HUYLROLU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/OZ02/HUYLROLU/FA8OZ02HUYLROLU.SMALL.jpg Firgelli Auto So my 7 year old girl wanted to make her chores easier and convert this blanket box into an automated Blanket box by just adding a remote control Linear actuator. It was a little project that would be cool to do and i get to spend some quality time with my daughter and she gets to learn about simple...
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Tue, 6 May 2014 18:00:38 PDT
Junkbot in Resin http://www.instructables.com/id/Junkbot-in-Resin/
Junkbot in Resin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/ZMEV/HTX6O9X3/FKFZMEVHTX6O9X3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/ZMEV/HTX6O9X3/FKFZMEVHTX6O9X3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/ZMEV/HTX6O9X3/FKFZMEVHTX6O9X3.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Seems like I'm sticking everything in resin these days!   Mostly I've been sticking LED's into resin.  The 'ibles for these can be found which can be found here, here and here.   You could virtually stick anything you wanted into the resin; I decided to go with a “junk robot”!  In my dancing robot...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 19:26:44 PDT
Make Jewelry From Computer Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Jewelry-From-Computer-Parts/
Make Jewelry From Computer Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/JT9E/HT9B0565/FYUJT9EHT9B0565.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/JT9E/HT9B0565/FYUJT9EHT9B0565.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/JT9E/HT9B0565/FYUJT9EHT9B0565.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos The easiest way to make interesting and unique jewelry is to use uncommon materials. One source of materials that often goes overlooked is a computer. Inside a computer you can find a wide array of objects that can make a compelling piece of jewelry. Since computers are constantly updating, it i...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 04:02:09 PDT
Fiber Optic Dress http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-Dress/
Fiber Optic Dress - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/MTB1/HTIWJRFS/FL0MTB1HTIWJRFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/MTB1/HTIWJRFS/FL0MTB1HTIWJRFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/MTB1/HTIWJRFS/FL0MTB1HTIWJRFS.SMALL.jpg Natalina The inspiration for this dress followed the first time I saw this fiberoptic product in action. I was at a festival when I saw a bloom of fiber optic jellyfish approach, and they created such a beautiful effect that I knew I had to turn the concept into something wearable. I'd been wanting to inco...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:55:58 PDT
Cold Porcelain Clay Electronics Holder Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Cold-Porcelain-Clay-Electronics-Holder-Tree/
Cold Porcelain Clay Electronics Holder Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/YSIG/HQV6J3WO/F9WYSIGHQV6J3WO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/YSIG/HQV6J3WO/F9WYSIGHQV6J3WO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9W/YSIG/HQV6J3WO/F9WYSIGHQV6J3WO.SMALL.jpg loangb My son and I seemed to have collected so many earbuds and power adapters for our various electronic devices.  Untangling an earbud was becoming a nightmare, not to mention untangling cords to recharge my phone.  I had to create something before I went crazy. The sculpture I had in mind was fairly l...
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Sun, 2 Feb 2014 21:33:34 PST
Altoids Mini Motion Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Mini-Motion-Tracker/
Altoids Mini Motion Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/CJ14/HOHYNJ72/FTFCJ14HOHYNJ72.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/CJ14/HOHYNJ72/FTFCJ14HOHYNJ72.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/CJ14/HOHYNJ72/FTFCJ14HOHYNJ72.SMALL.jpg Aliasmk UPDATE Nov. 29th: Added base station mod instructions!Anyone who was in elementary school during the 2000's probably knew someone who had one of these SpyGear tracker systems. In fact, if you had one, you were probably the coolest kid in sixth grade. Both my sister and I had one of these, and it was...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 10:41:31 PST
How to improve and organize your room http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-improve-and-organize-your-room/
How to improve and organize your room - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/OXYP/HNE44YMO/FTDOXYPHNE44YMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/OXYP/HNE44YMO/FTDOXYPHNE44YMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/OXYP/HNE44YMO/FTDOXYPHNE44YMO.SMALL.jpg will1010 This instructable shows you how I improved my room, and how you can easily improve your room by doing some simple things that also makes a room more clean looking. Tv wall mount I bought a tv wall mount that really cleared up some room by hanging it on the wall this wall mount was about 50-60$ a...
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Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:33:49 PST
Connecting to the Touch Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-to-the-Touch-Board/
Connecting to the Touch Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/RZ0W/HNP965JC/F7TRZ0WHNP965JC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/RZ0W/HNP965JC/F7TRZ0WHNP965JC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/RZ0W/HNP965JC/F7TRZ0WHNP965JC.SMALL.jpg BareConductive Connecting to the Touch Board With the Touch Board, you can turn touch into sound on practically any material, but how do you connect it to things in order to include it in your projects? We've come up with a few examples but there are many different ways it could be incorporated depending on the a...
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 08:26:52 PST
Sugru Electronics Style Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Electronics-Style-Bracelet/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/H71I/HJKC7ZQ3/FO8H71IHJKC7ZQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/H71I/HJKC7ZQ3/FO8H71IHJKC7ZQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/H71I/HJKC7ZQ3/FO8H71IHJKC7ZQ3.SMALL.jpg makerspace_burch Hi guys! This is one of our projects from 'Sugru Build Night'. It's very simple and cheap so anyone can build it. Here is what you need: 1.) One Sugru pack (you choose your favorite color) 2.) Electronic components, ie. some resistors, capacitors, Integrated Circuits and so on. (You can also use so...
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Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:44:42 PDT
Modify A Talking Skull To Say Anything You Want http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-A-Talking-Skull-To-Say-Anything-You-Want/
Modify A Talking Skull To Say Anything You Want - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/1HTC/HK1DFE9C/FJS1HTCHK1DFE9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/1HTC/HK1DFE9C/FJS1HTCHK1DFE9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/1HTC/HK1DFE9C/FJS1HTCHK1DFE9C.SMALL.jpg Jeff Haas Every Halloween, inexpensive talking skulls are available as decorations. They look good, but they have a tiny speaker inside them, making them hard to understand. And they only say a few pre-programmed things. What if you could hack one so that you could make it say anything you want? And have ...
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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 10:16:13 PDT
The Pocket-Sized Fun Intruder Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pocket-Sized-Fun-Intruder-Alarm/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/0MV7/HGZO4EKS/F0W0MV7HGZO4EKS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/0MV7/HGZO4EKS/F0W0MV7HGZO4EKS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0W/0MV7/HGZO4EKS/F0W0MV7HGZO4EKS.SMALL.jpg bird123457 I hope you like this project! If you have any questions please feel free to leave them below.
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Wed, 22 May 2013 14:01:32 PDT
Geeky PCB Earrings http://www.instructables.com/id/Geeky-PCB-Earrings/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/9ZW9/HFSHFOIT/F7G9ZW9HFSHFOIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/9ZW9/HFSHFOIT/F7G9ZW9HFSHFOIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/9ZW9/HFSHFOIT/F7G9ZW9HFSHFOIT.SMALL.jpg number8wire It's very simple to make.  I re-purposed an old mini PCI card from a broken laptop.  Very conveniently it had holes in two corners. I cut it in half with a dremel, sanded the cut edge smooth and added the ear hooks.  Viola!
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:21:54 PDT
YM - DC motor http://www.instructables.com/id/YM-DC-motor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/VVLM/HD4VHOKU/FHJVVLMHD4VHOKU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/VVLM/HD4VHOKU/FHJVVLMHD4VHOKU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHJ/VVLM/HD4VHOKU/FHJVVLMHD4VHOKU.SMALL.jpg abugslife99 I run a young makers club for children. For one of our get togethers I was inspired by this youtube movie on how to create a DC motor out of copper enameled wire, a battery, some magnets from the refrigerator and duct tape (of course).  I wanted to share as it was a great little project.
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Tue, 26 Feb 2013 18:17:07 PST
Hoodie Lamp (LEDs and wearable electronics) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hoodie-Lamp-LEDs-and-wearable-electronics/
Hoodie Lamp (LEDs and wearable electronics) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/5696/FFAIU4P2/FLN5696FFAIU4P2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/5696/FFAIU4P2/FLN5696FFAIU4P2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/5696/FFAIU4P2/FLN5696FFAIU4P2.SMALL.jpg mpinner Here is a technique for attaching and wiring LEDs on the hood of a sweatshirt. Goals: - fun - modular enough to reuse parts, ease troubleshooting, and washing - bright enough to obscure my identity (cop flashlight effect) - robust enough for active wear in the desert/camping/warehouse. - opt...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 01:42:27 PST
Speaker Wire Sculptures http://www.instructables.com/id/Speaker-Wire-Sculptures/
Speaker Wire Sculptures - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/NA5B/HAQ3D750/FLQNA5BHAQ3D750.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/NA5B/HAQ3D750/FLQNA5BHAQ3D750.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/NA5B/HAQ3D750/FLQNA5BHAQ3D750.SMALL.jpg AlexV Styx INTRODUCTION       Hello, everybody. I am member of Instructables for few years now, but this is my very first instructable. I'm posting it so it can be entered in the UP! Contest and if you like it, give it a vote       My instructable is about wire sculptures made out of speaker cable. Also I in...
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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:27:37 PST
DIY Sphero Thanksgiving Costumes and Display http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sphero-Thanksgiving-Costumes-and-Display/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/WD2U/H9G16E2L/F19WD2UH9G16E2L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/WD2U/H9G16E2L/F19WD2UH9G16E2L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/WD2U/H9G16E2L/F19WD2UH9G16E2L.SMALL.jpg gosphero This Thanksgiving, Sphero is thankful for the numerous bacon recipes and specialty desserts that the Orbotix team will most definitely create for this hardworking appcessory. He is also thankful for his ballin' fans around the world who have rolled by his side as well as the new ones who are just ca...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:18:09 PST
DIY Sphero Holiday Ornaments and Wreaths http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Holiday-Ornaments-and-Wreaths/
DIY Sphero Holiday Ornaments and Wreaths - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/EDDD/H91LGDJM/FOXEDDDH91LGDJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/EDDD/H91LGDJM/FOXEDDDH91LGDJM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/EDDD/H91LGDJM/FOXEDDDH91LGDJM.SMALL.jpg gosphero Ornaments are balls. Sphero's a ball. Obviously, Sphero ornaments were meant to be. Whether robotic or not, this holiday season we'd like every ball to remind us of our favorite appcessory, Sphero. That's why we've provided you with an Instructable for creating your own holiday ornaments. For an add...
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 09:49:04 PST
DIY Sphero Halloween Costumes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sphero-Halloween-Costumes/
DIY Sphero Halloween Costumes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/IP5J/H8CVKU3F/FPLIP5JH8CVKU3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/IP5J/H8CVKU3F/FPLIP5JH8CVKU3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/IP5J/H8CVKU3F/FPLIP5JH8CVKU3F.SMALL.jpg gosphero With Sphero's mixed-reality gaming experience, the possibilities for play are endless. But who knew how much he loved participating in Halloween festivities? Since Sphero is one of our best robotic buds, we created a few costumes to wear on one of his favorite holidays this year. To dress up your Sp...
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Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:22:19 PDT
Make Learning Fun With UV LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/A-complete-STEM-Curriculum-For-37-Cents-Per-Studen/
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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:41:21 PST
Operation Valentine: A Game, a Gift, a Lesson in Electric Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Operation-Valentine-A-Game-a-Gift-a-Lesson-in-/
Operation Valentine: A Game, a Gift, a Lesson in Electric Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/WS4Q/GYC4V1GT/FRHWS4QGYC4V1GT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/WS4Q/GYC4V1GT/FRHWS4QGYC4V1GT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/WS4Q/GYC4V1GT/FRHWS4QGYC4V1GT.SMALL.jpg mathiemom Who said learning couldn’t be fun?  With “Operation Valentine,” a class can apply what they have learned about electric circuits and connections and end up creating a project that is sure to be a hit at home.  This project not only is a great classroom project for the student building it, but the fi...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2012 10:37:02 PST
Wire Zipper Slider Handle! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Zipper-Slider-Handle/
Wire Zipper Slider Handle! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/JHUG/GXUZMS6S/FK6JHUGGXUZMS6S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/JHUG/GXUZMS6S/FK6JHUGGXUZMS6S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/JHUG/GXUZMS6S/FK6JHUGGXUZMS6S.SMALL.jpg alpe_97 Have you ever had a zipper without the slide on it? It is just very hard to unzip and zip up the zipper. So here is a very cheap replacement that electronic hobbyists will like. It involves a telephone clip that connects two wires together when you insert two wires and push the button down. ...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:18:55 PST
A Wire Maze With an Electronics Twist http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Wire-Maze-With-an-Electronics-Twist/
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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 16:59:47 PST
Component hard case http://www.instructables.com/id/Conponent-hard-case/
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Wed, 31 Aug 2011 21:00:08 PDT
How To Re-Build or BUILD A Silly-Strobe Bracelet! w/On-OFF Switches! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-replace-The-Coin-battery-on-your-Strobe-Mag/
How To Re-Build or BUILD A Silly-Strobe Bracelet! w/On-OFF Switches! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/X2HI/H672SYS3/FXKX2HIH672SYS3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/X2HI/H672SYS3/FXKX2HIH672SYS3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/X2HI/H672SYS3/FXKX2HIH672SYS3.SMALL.jpg HarmonicLight ---Required Materials--- From Scratch: 5mm Strobe LED (from Raver Gloves, Ordered online in bulk from alibaba (20 cents each) OR Use Regular old solid LEDS. Electrical Tape CR coin battery (CR2032 Lasts the longest, 2x CR2016's Are BRIGHTER but dont last nearly as long) Some kind of sticker or somet...
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Sun, 28 Aug 2011 04:47:52 PDT
Radio Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/Radio-Rack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/H3FY/GPBDFIH5/FOVH3FYGPBDFIH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/H3FY/GPBDFIH5/FOVH3FYGPBDFIH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/H3FY/GPBDFIH5/FOVH3FYGPBDFIH5.SMALL.jpg roxy1022 Radio Rack by Roxanne Roach Do you love to listen to the radio while you cook or bake?  If you have an old receiver and turntable laying around and don't use it to listen to vinyl anymore, I have a great idea for you!  I found an old am/fm receiver and 8 track player with speakers at a garage sale ...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2011 13:31:40 PDT
Electronics Wipes http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Wipes/
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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 10:58:52 PDT
Geek Mom http://www.instructables.com/id/Geek-Mom/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/5LDW/GJ7MM9YQ/FUZ5LDWGJ7MM9YQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/5LDW/GJ7MM9YQ/FUZ5LDWGJ7MM9YQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUZ/5LDW/GJ7MM9YQ/FUZ5LDWGJ7MM9YQ.SMALL.jpg scoochmaroo Geek Mom is a collection of fun projects for the tech-savvy parent.  Whether you're looking for a new way to connect with your precocious progeny or for a project to entertain your inner geek, we've got you covered.  From portal cakes (not a lie!), to geek bling, to everyone's favorite: LED throwies...
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Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:23:51 PST
LED-lit Tron v2.0 suit http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-lit-Tron-v20-suit/
LED-lit Tron v2.0 suit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/A1O8/GITHIQ98/FQOA1O8GITHIQ98.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/A1O8/GITHIQ98/FQOA1O8GITHIQ98.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/A1O8/GITHIQ98/FQOA1O8GITHIQ98.SMALL.jpg sheetmetalalchemist Costumes rule. Glowing costumes rule even more. To make the king of glowy costumes - you gotta look just one place...inside your computer :). By following this instructable, you'll have the knowledge and ability to make an LED lit garment that looks just like the ones in the new Tron flick. My goal...
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 21:24:01 PST
Tripod Mount for Digital Projector http://www.instructables.com/id/Tripod-Mount-for-Digital-Projector/
Tripod Mount for Digital Projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/QABF/G6MPLU10/FNDQABFG6MPLU10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/QABF/G6MPLU10/FNDQABFG6MPLU10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/QABF/G6MPLU10/FNDQABFG6MPLU10.SMALL.jpg minorcatastrophe  Part three of my series on abusing camera tripods is a simple mount for my digital projector. This instructable requires welding, and, potentially a lathe if you make the same mistakes I did. It's probably a good idea to use a heavy duty tripod for this project because this is adding about ten poun...
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Mon, 15 Mar 2010 11:10:00 PDT
Junk Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Art/
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Fri, 5 Feb 2010 21:56:20 PST
Stroke Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Stroke-Sensor/
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Mon, 11 Jan 2010 10:21:12 PST
Toy mashup: Darth Vader says meow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Toy-mashup-Darth-Vader-says-meow/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/GRGL/G23UUT1R/F9CGRGLG23UUT1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/GRGL/G23UUT1R/F9CGRGLG23UUT1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/GRGL/G23UUT1R/F9CGRGLG23UUT1R.SMALL.jpg mskogly Not the most advanced mod but I liked how our “brave” cat reacted when I tested a meowing Darth Vader on him.This is a first in a series of Mini-DIYs where I will try mashing up parts from different thrift store toys.I'm a newbie at making Instructables so feel free to give advice. Check out my othe...
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Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:45:12 PST
Battle on the High Seas http://www.instructables.com/id/Battle-on-the-High-Seas/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/7RPW/G1QWAH0U/FR77RPWG1QWAH0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/7RPW/G1QWAH0U/FR77RPWG1QWAH0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/7RPW/G1QWAH0U/FR77RPWG1QWAH0U.SMALL.jpg ThawedHead This Halloween, trick-or-treaters were conscripted into service on a pirate ship.  Their mission, which they would avoid at their peril, was to send their enemy's ships to Davey Jones' Locker.  Two kids would compete against each other and try to sink each other's ships.I created a game in C#.net th...
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Sun, 8 Nov 2009 20:54:43 PST
Episode 24: The Moving Eyes Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/Episode-24-The-Moving-Eyes-Portrait/
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Tue, 27 Oct 2009 15:11:33 PDT
Scariest Pumpkin Ever! http://www.instructables.com/id/Scariest-Pumpkin-Ever/
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Tue, 20 Oct 2009 07:38:44 PDT
How To Make Soldered Jewellery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Soldered-Jewellery/
How To Make Soldered Jewellery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/UZQQ/FZQ1FD11/FE0UZQQFZQ1FD11.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/UZQQ/FZQ1FD11/FE0UZQQFZQ1FD11.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/UZQQ/FZQ1FD11/FE0UZQQFZQ1FD11.SMALL.jpg Prosthetics01 I just had this idea one day in a workshop, so i did it. turned out awesomely. thought to myself, i should put this on instructables. so i have. It took me a few goes to get this right, but then again, i believe i was the first to do this. Pretty much the title says it all. Make a peice of shiny s...
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Thu, 17 Sep 2009 21:20:25 PDT
Episode 21: Back To School Special - The Nap Notebook http://www.instructables.com/id/Episode-21-Back-To-School-Special-The-Nap-Noteb/
Episode 21: Back To School Special - The Nap Notebook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/QAX3/FZ8J43IL/FZ5QAX3FZ8J43IL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/QAX3/FZ8J43IL/FZ5QAX3FZ8J43IL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/QAX3/FZ8J43IL/FZ5QAX3FZ8J43IL.SMALL.jpg StupidInventions With School just around the corner, we here at Stupid Inventions wanted to make something to make this painful time a little easier.So we've developed The Nap Notebook!Now, whenever you want to take a short nap in class, just lay your head on the Nap Notebook and it will automatically start recordin...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2009 13:40:17 PDT
Episode 20: The Shoe Shovel http://www.instructables.com/id/Episode-20-The-Shoe-Shovel/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/9NHS/FZ382NWE/F5N9NHSFZ382NWE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/9NHS/FZ382NWE/F5N9NHSFZ382NWE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/9NHS/FZ382NWE/F5N9NHSFZ382NWE.SMALL.jpg StupidInventions Having a pet is great, but cleaning up after them, now thats a different story. Using gloves is ok, but it can leave a huge mess! And why should you have to carry around heavy, expensive equipment? So introducing The Shoe Shovel from Stupid Inventions The shoe shovels makes pet cleanup a breeze, ju...
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Tue, 1 Sep 2009 21:23:58 PDT
Build A TENS Machine to Remove Pain http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-A-TENS-Machine-to-Remove-Pain/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2009 17:06:31 PDT
Crochet gadget cozy http://www.instructables.com/id/Crochet-gadget-cozy/
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Wed, 22 Jul 2009 11:30:56 PDT
Musical Bra http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Bra/
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Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:23:35 PDT
Lights of America LED candelabra Lighbulbs http://www.instructables.com/id/Lights-of-America-LED-candelabra-Lighbulbs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/7YJV/FRU1U7J6/F787YJVFRU1U7J6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/7YJV/FRU1U7J6/F787YJVFRU1U7J6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/7YJV/FRU1U7J6/F787YJVFRU1U7J6.SMALL.jpg westfw These recently appeared at CostCo; LED bulbs (supposedly 40W equivalent light from 1.5W), produced in China for Lights of America. Sold in a 3-pack for less than $15, I decided it was time to experiment. The brightness is difficult to evaluate due to the directionality of the beams. It doesn't lo...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2009 01:47:27 PST