Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 4 May 2016 20:25:41 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Musixel BoomBox http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Musixel-BoomBox/
The Musixel BoomBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/OJ33/INT6D9EJ/FOBOJ33INT6D9EJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/OJ33/INT6D9EJ/FOBOJ33INT6D9EJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/OJ33/INT6D9EJ/FOBOJ33INT6D9EJ.SMALL.jpg andy.spikenzielabs The Musixel is a board designed to interpret the frequencies in music or sounds and generate a light-show on up to 64 addressable LEDs. The Musixel has a few modes built-in, one of them is a 'Graphic Equalizer' styled visualizer that is more than just a little cool. In this project it runs an 8x8 ma...
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Wed, 4 May 2016 14:47:42 PDT
Super Lithium Power Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Lithium-Power-Cell/
Super Lithium Power Cell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/O4QQ/INQ9CEXC/FP3O4QQINQ9CEXC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/O4QQ/INQ9CEXC/FP3O4QQINQ9CEXC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/O4QQ/INQ9CEXC/FP3O4QQINQ9CEXC.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I have a small lithium emergency charger for my cell phone. I carry it in a small pouch with a bunch of assorted charging cables...It does a decent job in an emergency for my phone. I can add 60-70% charge before it gives out. Perfect to make sure I get picked up from the bus stop after work. I tri...
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Wed, 4 May 2016 11:22:44 PDT
3v PIR Motion Sensor Driving a (Defective) 3v Relay Module http://www.instructables.com/id/3v-PIR-Motion-Sensor-Driving-a-Defective-3v-Relay-/
3v PIR Motion Sensor Driving a (Defective) 3v Relay Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/6FYR/INS16CYN/FGN6FYRINS16CYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/6FYR/INS16CYN/FGN6FYRINS16CYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGN/6FYR/INS16CYN/FGN6FYRINS16CYN.SMALL.jpg truwebs The purpose of this instructable is to show how to use a PIR (motion detecting) Sensor to drive a 3v Relay Module. NOTE: The relay was improperly designed/engineered so it does not work properly as it should. This instructable is to show you how to get it to work. So, on the cheap you can have a PI...
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Tue, 3 May 2016 21:14:02 PDT
The Discreet Garden Defense System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Discreet-Garden-Defense-System/
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Tue, 3 May 2016 07:53:29 PDT
Solar Powered Laptop Charger Using MPPT http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Laptop-Charger-Using-MPPT/
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Tue, 3 May 2016 00:24:41 PDT
Chic Guitar Pedal Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Chic-Guitar-Pedal-Light-Switch/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:49:12 PDT
Arduino Uno - Flame Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Uno-Flame-Sensor/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:43:43 PDT
Wireless Solar Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Solar-Charger/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:38:46 PDT
Automatic electronic plant waterer http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Electronic-Plant-Waterer/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:00:06 PDT
$1 AUTOMATIC WATER LEVEL CONTROLLER http://www.instructables.com/id/1-AUTOMATIC-WATER-LEVEL-CONTROLLER/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:38:59 PDT
5 $ Solar power bank from recycled laptop battery http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Solar-Power-Bank-From-Recycled-Laptop-Battery/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:52:58 PDT
$5 Quadcopter Anti-Vibration, Torsion, Stabilizeation Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Drone-Stabilizer/
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:55:23 PDT
Breadino: Breadboard + Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadino-Breadboard-Arduino/
Breadino: Breadboard + Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/6XVW/INJ6CJV7/FWZ6XVWINJ6CJV7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/6XVW/INJ6CJV7/FWZ6XVWINJ6CJV7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/6XVW/INJ6CJV7/FWZ6XVWINJ6CJV7.SMALL.jpg scottkildall This Instructable is designed for educators and tinkerers and details how to create a prototyping base, which contains both an Arduino Uno and a breadboard. You can use this for yourself or make a set for a classroom environment.I use these for the curriculum at the Pier 9 Creative Workshops to teac...
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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:35:34 PDT
DIY cellphone tripod mount http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cellphone-Tripod-Mount/
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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:54:18 PDT
LED Matrix Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-Thermometer/
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:25:49 PDT
Chromecast On/Off Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Chromecast-OnOff-Switch/
Chromecast On/Off Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/G4JT/INER6KJD/FMCG4JTINER6KJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/G4JT/INER6KJD/FMCG4JTINER6KJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/G4JT/INER6KJD/FMCG4JTINER6KJD.SMALL.jpg MatthewM232 As any of you Chromecast owners will know, when you use the TV as the power supply for your Chromecast, your Chromecast will be on as long as the TV is on. Typically this isn't an issue, but we use an aerial to get our live TV and having the Chromecast on interrupts the signal. This switch was a pr...
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:23:24 PDT
Arduino UNO based HUB75 LED DISPLAY DRIVER http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-UNO-Based-HUB75-LED-DISPLAY-DRIVER/
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:06:33 PDT
Guitar Pedal Building, From Zero to Rock http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Pedal-Building-From-Zero-to-Rock/
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 02:20:14 PDT
Ultrasonic Obstacle-avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-Obstacle-avoiding-Robot/
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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:29:42 PDT
Top view / extension adapter for camera tripod http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-View-Extension-Adaptor-for-Camera/
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 17:55:47 PDT
Reuse Old Phone Batteries As a Powerbank (earth Day Part 1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-Old-Phone-Batteries-As-a-Powerbank-earth-Day/
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 10:23:04 PDT
Tiny FM Spy Bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-FM-Spy-Bug/
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Fri, 22 Apr 2016 16:37:57 PDT
Super Power JOULE THIEF http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Power-JOULE-THIEF/
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Sat, 23 Apr 2016 02:04:22 PDT
Illuminated Brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Brooch/
Illuminated Brooch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/V1C2/IN945X6J/FFKV1C2IN945X6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/V1C2/IN945X6J/FFKV1C2IN945X6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/V1C2/IN945X6J/FFKV1C2IN945X6J.SMALL.jpg linmag A while ago at Fablab Umeå, we had a 'CrAfterWork' where makers gathered after work on Friday to make stuff. The theme were juwellery, and in this instructable I will guide you through the process of making an Illuminated Brooch.There are very few components involved, and it is at a beginner level....
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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:09:05 PDT
Etching PCBs with Pickle Juice http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-PCBs-With-Pickle-Juice/
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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 21:08:31 PDT
IV Curve Tracer http://www.instructables.com/id/IV-Curve-Tracer/
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:03:31 PDT
50w Supply with Halogen Lamp Transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/50w-Supply-With-Halogen-Lamp-Transformer/
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:32:13 PDT
Interactive Survey Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Survey-Game/
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Mon, 18 Apr 2016 08:22:53 PDT
Control ESP8266 over the internet (from anywhere) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-ESP8266-Over-the-Internet-from-Anywhere/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:52:19 PDT
Push Puppet Automata http://www.instructables.com/id/Push-Puppet-Automata/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 03:12:48 PDT
GM Multi - Solo Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/GM-Multi-Solo-Charger/
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 15:20:03 PDT
DIY 2k(2560x1440) LED beam projector http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-2k2560x1440-Beam-Projector/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:58:15 PDT
RFID Bicycle Lock Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/RFID-Bicycle-Lock-Prototype/
RFID Bicycle Lock Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/CB5W/IN1SHSS3/FF5CB5WIN1SHSS3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/CB5W/IN1SHSS3/FF5CB5WIN1SHSS3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/CB5W/IN1SHSS3/FF5CB5WIN1SHSS3.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 Welcome to my RFID Bicycle Lock Concept tutorial,I just got my RFID Chip from www.dangerousthings.com implanted in my arm and I thought about things to do with it.The first thing I thought about was writing my will and organ donar data to the chip, so if I´m in a bicycle accident, the people could...
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 09:06:10 PDT
Using a 5 Volt Mechanical Relay http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-5-Volt-Mechanical-Relay/
Using a 5 Volt Mechanical Relay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/YV5X/IMZ66ILB/FX9YV5XIMZ66ILB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/YV5X/IMZ66ILB/FX9YV5XIMZ66ILB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/YV5X/IMZ66ILB/FX9YV5XIMZ66ILB.SMALL.jpg dmainmon This Instructable demonstrates using a 5 volt mechanical relay as a switch to control two LEDs. There are two different wiring configurations demonstrated. The first wiring toggles two LEDs, one "on" and one "off". The second wiring switches the two LEDs both "on" or both "off".The following video d...
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:14:24 PDT
Lego Retractable Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Retractable-Charging-Station/
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Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:56:35 PDT
Quick Connect Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Connect-Circuits/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:21:31 PDT
Yongnuo YN-300 Air PSU Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Yongnuo-YN-300-Air-PSU-Build/
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 02:46:01 PDT
Minecraft Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/Minecraft-Watch/
Minecraft Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/X69S/IMRYQIVJ/FJBX69SIMRYQIVJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/X69S/IMRYQIVJ/FJBX69SIMRYQIVJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/X69S/IMRYQIVJ/FJBX69SIMRYQIVJ.SMALL.jpg gigafide This is a functional watch that I made for my nephew based on the Minecraft clock. If you or someone you know is really into Minecraft, this watch is sure to be a welcomed novelty! The idea is based on the clock item in Minecraft. Essentially it just shows day and night so that if the player is unde...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 20:23:55 PDT
Acoustic Clean/Distortion Pre-Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-CleanDistortion-Pre-Amplifier/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:33:50 PDT
How To Make Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Soldering-Station/
How To Make Soldering Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/FVZW/IMUTQQ3L/F6WFVZWIMUTQQ3L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/FVZW/IMUTQQ3L/F6WFVZWIMUTQQ3L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/FVZW/IMUTQQ3L/F6WFVZWIMUTQQ3L.SMALL.jpg Dzefri In this instructable I am going to show you how to make your own Soldering Station, it works with dimmer switch. Materials All materials you will need:1.Soldering Iron Stand2.Something to build the box (I used plywood)3.Switch4.Dimmer5.Socket Shape Of Box Make your box with dimensions of your ...
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:25:36 PDT
Contactless AC detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Contactless-AC-Detector/
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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 10:15:45 PDT
All-in-One Coffee Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/All-in-One-Coffee-Machine/
All-in-One Coffee Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/L93C/IMTEC1I9/FFEL93CIMTEC1I9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/L93C/IMTEC1I9/FFEL93CIMTEC1I9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/L93C/IMTEC1I9/FFEL93CIMTEC1I9.SMALL.jpg Andrewshubin Hi 'Instructables'! Welcome to an international team from Germany and Russia. Our names are: Andrey, Lars, Alexey, Martin, Slava and Zhenya. We all fall in love with mechanics and electronics, we are learning in technical universities. And we all love coffee! Therefore, in the eighth school Fab Lab ...
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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:05:56 PDT
High-Range Wireless Power http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Range-Wireless-Power/
High-Range Wireless Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/W7IW/IMRYHDAG/FSPW7IWIMRYHDAG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/W7IW/IMRYHDAG/FSPW7IWIMRYHDAG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSP/W7IW/IMRYHDAG/FSPW7IWIMRYHDAG.SMALL.jpg Mei-MeiC Build a Wireless Power Transmission system that can power a light bulb or charge a phone from up to 2 feet away! This uses a resonant coil system to send magnetic fields from a transmitting coil to a receiving coil. We used this as a demo during a sermon on Maxwell's Four Great Equations at our ch...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 20:12:17 PDT
Embedded ECG data acquisition system http://www.instructables.com/id/Embedded-ECG-Data-Acquisition-System/
Embedded ECG data acquisition system - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/VGPI/IMS10258/FVLVGPIIMS10258.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/VGPI/IMS10258/FVLVGPIIMS10258.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVL/VGPI/IMS10258/FVLVGPIIMS10258.SMALL.jpg ÁronF1 This instructable is intended as a guid to create an Embeddded ECG data acquisition board, providing some background knowledge on digital signal processing and system identification in Matlab, FPGA programming in Vivado, High level synthesis of files,printed circuit design, embedding a small Linux i...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 15:57:21 PDT
How to teach an LED Goggles Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Teach-an-LED-Goggles-Workshop/
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Fri, 8 Apr 2016 15:28:25 PDT
Mains Voltage Relay Test Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Mains-Voltage-Relay-Test-Jig/
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Fri, 8 Apr 2016 01:28:24 PDT
Autonomous Miniquad (assembly) http://www.instructables.com/id/Autonomous-Miniquad-assembly/
Autonomous Miniquad (assembly) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/4NPO/IMJGE2CY/FBA4NPOIMJGE2CY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/4NPO/IMJGE2CY/FBA4NPOIMJGE2CY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/4NPO/IMJGE2CY/FBA4NPOIMJGE2CY.SMALL.jpg squiggy2 The friendly folks at banggood.com sent me a mini Ardupilot and GPS so I decided to make my miniquad autonomous.Mini quads / racing quads are a great way to get into multirotors. They are cheap and extremely robust. Most people use them for FPV racing, and it’s easy to invest thousands of dollars in...
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Sun, 3 Apr 2016 10:21:10 PDT
USB GAME CONTROLLER FOR P.C http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-GAME-CONTROLLER-FOR-PC/
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Sat, 2 Apr 2016 07:56:48 PDT
Soldering Surface Mount Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Surface-Mount-Parts/
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 05:54:38 PDT
Microwave a cat http://www.instructables.com/id/Microwave-a-Cat/
Microwave a cat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/IF8M/IMDZER5H/F01IF8MIMDZER5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/IF8M/IMDZER5H/F01IF8MIMDZER5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/IF8M/IMDZER5H/F01IF8MIMDZER5H.SMALL.jpg pranksgiving Freak out your coworkers or roommates by putting the cat in the microwave!Not a real cat, of course, but a colour printout taped to the inside of the microwave door with a flashing light mimicking an electrical zap. Make sure to stay nearby with a camera on hand to capture the look on your victim's ...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 06:35:52 PDT