Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - microcontroller - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:57:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino Phone Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Phone-Book/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:48:40 PDT
DIY handmade Hexapod with arduino (Hexdrake) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-handmade-Hexapod-with-arduino-Hexdrake/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 01:54:21 PDT
Super Secret Lock Box w/ Capacitive Touch http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Secret-Lock-Box-Capacitive-Touch/
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:07:29 PST
DIY Robotic Hand Controlled by a Glove and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Robotic-Hand-Controlled-by-a-Glove-and-Arduino/
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Sat, 28 Sep 2013 12:28:30 PDT
Arduino ATtiny2313 Programming Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-ATtiny2313-Programming-Shield/
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Tue, 28 May 2013 20:02:31 PDT
Program an ATtiny with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-an-ATtiny-with-Arduino/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 22:53:04 PDT
Arduino Thermostat with TC74 sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermostat-Microcontroller-with-an-Arduino-and-a-T/
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 23:29:38 PDT
Intro to Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Arduino/
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 15:21:33 PDT
FireHero: Turn Guitar Hero into an extreme sport by adding flamethrowers! http://www.instructables.com/id/FireHero-Turn-Guitar-Hero-into-an-extreme-sport-b/
FireHero: Turn Guitar Hero into an extreme sport by adding flamethrowers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/4BIW/H0OJ2TWQ/F0V4BIWH0OJ2TWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/4BIW/H0OJ2TWQ/F0V4BIWH0OJ2TWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/4BIW/H0OJ2TWQ/F0V4BIWH0OJ2TWQ.SMALL.jpg oswaldonfire So, long ago I  had read about propane fire poofers. They're pretty cool... I mean, who doesn't love fire?! But, no matter how awesome, they could get pretty boring after a while of seeing the same large fireball. I never built one because I wanted something that would be exci...
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Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:50:08 PDT
Learn Counter ICs Using an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Counting-ICs-with-an-Arduino/
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 17:20:32 PDT
Bootload an Arduino with a ZIF Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Bootload-an-Arduino-with-a-ZIF-Socket/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:52:01 PDT
Make your own 1x1 22 IO pin Ardunio Compatible http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-1x1-22-IO-pin-Ardunio-Compatible/
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Tue, 2 Aug 2011 15:21:14 PDT
Make an Atom Synchronised Clock from a 1950's Slave Dial http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Atom-Synchronised-Clock-from-a-1950s-Slav/
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Tue, 28 Jun 2011 04:57:18 PDT
Shaun The Noisy Sheep http://www.instructables.com/id/Shaun-The-Noisy-Sheep/
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Wed, 8 Jun 2011 17:30:29 PDT
Arduino Basics: RCtime http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Basics-RCtime/
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:05:22 PST
Yet Another Daft Punk Coffee Table (5x5 LED Matrix) http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Daft-Punk-Coffee-TableDisplay/
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Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:40:58 PST
8x8 LED Matrix Animations http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8-LED-Matrix-Animations/
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 20:55:34 PST
uDuino: Very Low Cost Arduino Compatible Development Board http://www.instructables.com/id/uDuino-Very-Low-Cost-Arduino-Compatible-Developme/
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Thu, 17 Jan 2008 18:26:55 PST
How To Communicate With An Alien Artifact or . . . http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Communicate-With-An-Alien-Artifact-or-/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 12:18:00 PDT
Simple mass storage for your microcontroller project http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-mass-storage-for-your-microcontroller-proje/
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Sun, 3 May 2009 06:02:27 PDT
Control your motors with L293D and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-motors-with-L293D-and-Arduino/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:41:21 PDT