Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:02:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 Basics - Versatile ATTiny85 Lightning Bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Basics-Versatile-ATTiny85-Lightning-Bug/
Basics - Versatile ATTiny85 Lightning Bug - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/HVUM/ITLHZU8Q/F6YHVUMITLHZU8Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/HVUM/ITLHZU8Q/F6YHVUMITLHZU8Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/HVUM/ITLHZU8Q/F6YHVUMITLHZU8Q.SMALL.jpg stannickel Over the past couple of years, I've been fascinated by my micro-controller hobby. So far, I've made what I consider three useful products. The first was a mailbox signal system, and then a toothbrush timer and now a "lightning bug". All of these are very simple projects and use the ATTiny85 micro...
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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:53:18 PDT
Desk lamp smoke extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-Lamp-Smoke-Extractor/
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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:59:42 PDT
Following line Arduino PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Following-Line-Arduino-PCB/
Following line Arduino PCB - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/U3YU/ITKIXWS1/FZRU3YUITKIXWS1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/U3YU/ITKIXWS1/FZRU3YUITKIXWS1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/U3YU/ITKIXWS1/FZRU3YUITKIXWS1.SMALL.jpg jyax garcia Hello everyone, I took enough in this community, but never had done any publication, and this is my first time. I apologize in advance for mistakes, and openly I receive your criticism and comments.The idea of this project was born one year ago, with a contest of following line robot, taking the ide...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:54:47 PDT
Electronic Motor Control using optical pick up. http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Motor-Control-Using-Optical-Pick-Up/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:09:03 PDT
LED Trick-or-Treat Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Trick-or-Treat-Alarm/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:02:57 PDT
Cheap 6 X AA to 1 X 9v Battery Conversion (on Boss ME-30) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-6-X-AA-to-1-X-9v-Battery-Conversion-on-Boss-/
Cheap 6 X AA to 1 X 9v Battery Conversion (on Boss ME-30) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/Q5R6/ITCHKXZD/F0GQ5R6ITCHKXZD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/Q5R6/ITCHKXZD/F0GQ5R6ITCHKXZD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/Q5R6/ITCHKXZD/F0GQ5R6ITCHKXZD.SMALL.jpg leeroystake Today I'm converting a Boss ME-30 guitar effects simulator, designed to run from 6 AA batteries to instead use a single 9v battery. Why would I do such a thing? I was given this from a friend who purchased it online as working, but unfortunately someone had left old batteries in there which had l...
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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 02:03:34 PDT
Turn off headlights when ignition off http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Off-Headlights-When-Ignition-Off/
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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:48:20 PDT
Fade-in Background LED Lights for TV http://www.instructables.com/id/Fade-in-Background-LED-Lights-for-TV/
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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:46:01 PDT
DIY camera microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Camera-Microscope/
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Tue, 20 Sep 2016 03:09:52 PDT
L293D Motor Direction Control for under $2.20 http://www.instructables.com/id/L239D-Motor-Direction-Control-for-Under-220/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:21:07 PDT
How to Create a Glistening Bamboo Desklamp http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Glistening-Bamboo-Desklamp/
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Mon, 19 Sep 2016 04:24:43 PDT
Cardboard Wireless Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Wireless-Charger/
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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:23:57 PDT
Low Power FM Transmitter Antenna from Agricultural Tubing http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Power-FM-Transmitter-Antenna-From-Agricultural/
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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 20:56:44 PDT
EASY Solar Charging Power Bank http://www.instructables.com/id/EASY-Solar-Charging-Power-Bank/
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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 20:52:33 PDT
Smart Roadway http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Roadway/
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Sat, 10 Sep 2016 07:30:37 PDT
Let's Make! 5 More BreadBoard Projects For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Make-5-More-BreadBoard-Projects-for-Begginers/
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Tue, 6 Sep 2016 13:00:15 PDT
Solar USB Charger for Smartphones (including an iPhone) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-for-Smartphones-including-an-IPh/
Solar USB Charger for Smartphones (including an iPhone) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/XESD/ISCC312I/FYZXESDISCC312I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/XESD/ISCC312I/FYZXESDISCC312I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/XESD/ISCC312I/FYZXESDISCC312I.SMALL.jpg Bartletts Workshop We are in constant need for power these days... why not harness the sun! I've seen a few of these on here, so my take is to offer some clear wiring if you want to give it a go... and some drawings for your own box if you have access to a laser cutter. I also give you an alternative to ditch the sola...
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Tue, 6 Sep 2016 09:05:47 PDT
How to: Long Range FPV Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-ToLong-Range-FPV-Quadcopter/
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Sat, 3 Sep 2016 09:38:43 PDT
Scratchbuilt Wooden Offset Satellite Dish http://www.instructables.com/id/Scratchbuilt-Wooden-Offset-Satellite-Dish/
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Fri, 2 Sep 2016 19:24:55 PDT
Automatic High Power Garden Lamp ( using waste ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automative-High-Power-Garden-Lamp/
Automatic High Power Garden Lamp ( using waste ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/GQWG/ISCBM0TI/FH5GQWGISCBM0TI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/GQWG/ISCBM0TI/FH5GQWGISCBM0TI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/GQWG/ISCBM0TI/FH5GQWGISCBM0TI.SMALL.jpg TharindaSL It Is very easy to make but its more bright light than any other. You can make it for very cheap price What you Need... 1) 12v 3w(200mah) solar panel or 2pcf of 6v (200mah) solar panels ( you can buy it from local shop of buy it from online shopping site)2) 12pcs of 5730 or 2835 smd chips ( I got...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2016 06:45:57 PDT
Particle Photon: Pulse Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Particle-Photon-Pulse-Sensor/
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:52:44 PDT
Laser cut soldering air purifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Soldering-Air-Purifier/
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:26:10 PDT
Wireless Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Night-Light/
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Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:09:45 PDT
DIY Adjustable Bench Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Adjustable-Power-Supply/
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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 22:46:27 PDT
How to make a Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Joule-Thief-1/
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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 13:35:46 PDT
Hack Any Tape Player Into a Guitar Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-Any-Tape-Player-to-a-Guitar-Amp/
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Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:37:40 PDT
Joule Thief With Ultra Simple Control of Light Output http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-With-Ultra-Simple-Control-of-Light-Out/
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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:10:32 PDT
Third Hand (Helping Hand) http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-Helping-Hand/
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Sat, 27 Aug 2016 03:59:27 PDT
Construct Circuit on Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Construct-Circuit-on-Glass/
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:33:06 PDT
Particle Photon: Internet Button (Notification Lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Particle-Photon-Internet-Button-Notification-Lamp/
Particle Photon: Internet Button (Notification Lamp) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/QRNY/IRXTSAN5/FE4QRNYIRXTSAN5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/QRNY/IRXTSAN5/FE4QRNYIRXTSAN5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE4/QRNY/IRXTSAN5/FE4QRNYIRXTSAN5.SMALL.jpg go_cool A Particle Photon is a really cool micro-controller to get started with IoT, programming the photon is similar to that of an arduino. With a few extra functions that give it access to the Particle Cloud. The functions can be called using online APIs accessible from the Particle Cloud. The particle p...
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:49:51 PDT
DIY Bluetooth Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Headphones/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:44:45 PDT
Simple Pump Controller and Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Pump-Controller-and-Circuit/
Simple Pump Controller and Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/3U0Q/IRXTNFDV/FH93U0QIRXTNFDV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/3U0Q/IRXTNFDV/FH93U0QIRXTNFDV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/3U0Q/IRXTNFDV/FH93U0QIRXTNFDV.SMALL.jpg makjosher A recent project at work required that I drain water from two tanks periodically. Since both of the tank drains are located below the level of all the drains in the room, I would fill up buckets and transfer the water to the drains manually. Soon I realized that I could simply put a pump in the buck...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:00:02 PDT
Micro USB Lithium charger for cilindrical Lithium baterry http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-USB-Lithium-Charger-for-Cilindrical-Lithium-/
Micro USB Lithium charger for cilindrical Lithium baterry - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/8C3X/IRXTSSE7/FKH8C3XIRXTSSE7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/8C3X/IRXTSSE7/FKH8C3XIRXTSSE7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/8C3X/IRXTSSE7/FKH8C3XIRXTSSE7.SMALL.jpg CatalinRO I got a green laser from ebay, pretty cheap and it included one piece of 18650 Lithium battery, wall charger for the battery, caring box for the laser etc. This raised a question mark given the price and the number of objects I received.In one day I wanted to charge my 18650 battery and after a whil...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:01:02 PDT
A Inexpensive FPV Rover!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Inexpensive-FPV-Rover/
A Inexpensive FPV Rover!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/I7FH/IRXTLIF8/FODI7FHIRXTLIF8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/I7FH/IRXTLIF8/FODI7FHIRXTLIF8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/I7FH/IRXTLIF8/FODI7FHIRXTLIF8.SMALL.jpg Kuriosiity Kid Today we will be making an inexpensive FPV (First Person View) rover. What you will need is / RC car / selfie stick with the head that can attach on to a tripod / a phone or iPod with a camera and Wi-Fi / some washers bolts and a screw that will fit the selfie head. The reason why I did this project...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:23:03 PDT
Portable, Solar 12V Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-12V-Battery-Pack/
Portable, Solar 12V Battery Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/3LNM/IRXTMLUN/FGP3LNMIRXTMLUN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/3LNM/IRXTMLUN/FGP3LNMIRXTMLUN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGP/3LNM/IRXTMLUN/FGP3LNMIRXTMLUN.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Camping these days usually means bringing along things that need power. Usually I’d just use the cars 12v outlet but I find this a hassle, especially if you have to charge your phone at night. So, after being inspired by a build my youngest brother did, I decided to build myself a battery pack that...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2016 01:49:37 PDT
How to Make a UTP Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-UTP-Cable/
How to Make a UTP Cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/YFSD/IRXTKELE/FWPYFSDIRXTKELE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/YFSD/IRXTKELE/FWPYFSDIRXTKELE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/YFSD/IRXTKELE/FWPYFSDIRXTKELE.SMALL.jpg emills05 This is a tutorial to make a UTP cable . Materials The materials are:RJ-45 head (2).UTP cable.Network tester.Cripping tools.Cutter.Cable protector. Cutter Now we take the cutter and cut the cable. Standard Now you use the standard that you need. RJ-45 We proceed to enter the cables in t...
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Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:30:05 PDT
Solar automatic bike night lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Automatic-Bike-Night-Lights/
Solar automatic bike night lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8G4N/IRXTC4WO/FQ88G4NIRXTC4WO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8G4N/IRXTC4WO/FQ88G4NIRXTC4WO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/8G4N/IRXTC4WO/FQ88G4NIRXTC4WO.SMALL.jpg Electrogreen Hi, pedaling in bike in the dark can be dangerous because we can't see the others and the others can't see us, sometimes we forget to turn on the lights and we often find tons of dead batteries to change. So let's see how to build a solar automatic night lights system . Most city bikes are alr...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2016 05:13:45 PDT
Hello, Velo: The Internet of Two-Wheeled Things http://www.instructables.com/id/Hello-Velo-the-Internet-of-Two-Wheeled-Things/
Hello, Velo: The Internet of Two-Wheeled Things - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/PCF5/IRXT6VZN/FOBPCF5IRXT6VZN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/PCF5/IRXT6VZN/FOBPCF5IRXT6VZN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/PCF5/IRXT6VZN/FOBPCF5IRXT6VZN.SMALL.jpg valkyriesavage As a Maker-in-Residence at Kinoma this summer, I knew I wanted to make something that would work, not necessarily as a product, but as a device to solve a problem one of my friends was having. I wasn’t sure what the problem was, or who the friend was, so I started my summer by making a post on Faceb...
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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 10:51:04 PDT
Easy to build 250 Quadcopter Drone. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-Built-250-Quadcopter-Drone/
Easy to build 250 Quadcopter Drone. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/E00D/IRXT8FED/F6NE00DIRXT8FED.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/E00D/IRXT8FED/F6NE00DIRXT8FED.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/E00D/IRXT8FED/F6NE00DIRXT8FED.SMALL.jpg JoséLuis MV In this tutorial, I am going to explain step by step how to built a 250 Quadcopter Drone. I had already built the drone when I decided to make this tutorial, so all the soldering and some construction is already made, but I will try to explain how to do it.Now, I could do a presentation of what a dr...
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Fri, 19 Aug 2016 01:52:57 PDT
Making DSO Nano V2 & V3 Oscilloscope Probes http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-DSO-Nano-V2-V3-Oscilloscope-Probes/
Making DSO Nano V2 & V3 Oscilloscope Probes - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/5VSR/IRWF23TO/FA65VSRIRWF23TO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/5VSR/IRWF23TO/FA65VSRIRWF23TO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/5VSR/IRWF23TO/FA65VSRIRWF23TO.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison I have eight working oscilloscopes; and of course all but two use different probe connectors. My DSO Nano V2 and V3 use 3.5 mm mono jack connectors on the probes.1x Oscilloscope Probes are the most basic form of oscilloscope probe, they are called a 1x probe because this type of scope probe does not...
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Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:06:18 PDT
Detection of Sudden Movements With SW520D & Arduino Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Detection-of-Sudden-Movements-With-SW520D-Arduino-/
Detection of Sudden Movements With SW520D & Arduino Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/R78R/IRXSY06G/FOGR78RIRXSY06G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/R78R/IRXSY06G/FOGR78RIRXSY06G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/R78R/IRXSY06G/FOGR78RIRXSY06G.SMALL.jpg Mohammed BENHADINE One way to detect anomalies is to monitor the brutal vibrations that will be seen at a point of the circuit's environment . I made this small circuit when i was working in a project about detecting the cuts of cables and there's no way to develop another logic to detect that (the voltage of the cabl...
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Wed, 17 Aug 2016 07:29:38 PDT
DIY-Solar Energy USB Phone/Tablet Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Energy-USB-PhoneTablet-Charger/
DIY-Solar Energy USB Phone/Tablet Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/244W/IRXHMR1G/F1G244WIRXHMR1G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/244W/IRXHMR1G/F1G244WIRXHMR1G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/244W/IRXHMR1G/F1G244WIRXHMR1G.SMALL.jpg kavish laxkar Solar is a Wide source of energy all around the world. We can make full usage of it with many application including electricity Generation. For that we are pretty familiar with Solar panel. They simply Converts light energy into electrical energy. So i decided to make utlization of this energy in or...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:20:43 PDT
1 transistor FM spybug http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Transistor-FM-Spybug/
1 transistor FM spybug - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/33W2/IRSHMG3S/FYP33W2IRSHMG3S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/33W2/IRSHMG3S/FYP33W2IRSHMG3S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/33W2/IRSHMG3S/FYP33W2IRSHMG3S.SMALL.jpg amgworkshop In this instructable i will show you how you can make the simplest spybug ever! I was looking for a project to make for fun when i found this FM transmitter,quickly i got curious, it is a simple FM transmitter but can it become even more simpler? The answer is yes! I replaced the variable capacitor ...
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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 20:55:40 PDT
Arduino and DHT11 Temperature Measurement http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-and-DHT11-Temperature-Measurement/
Arduino and DHT11 Temperature Measurement - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/1QIL/IRRLAFLW/FYN1QILIRRLAFLW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/1QIL/IRRLAFLW/FYN1QILIRRLAFLW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/1QIL/IRRLAFLW/FYN1QILIRRLAFLW.SMALL.jpg PugazhM AbstractThe DHT11 is a precision temperature sensor module, provide calibrated temperature and humidity which is connected to digital IO pin of Arduino. The DHT11 provides the temperature in Celsius format. The Arduino program converts the temperature into Fahrenheit, Kelvin and Rankine, and sends v...
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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:13:17 PDT
Repair Tablet Touch Screen (digitizer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Tablet-Touch-Screen-digitizer/
Repair Tablet Touch Screen (digitizer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/5JG0/IRRF0EPV/FB35JG0IRRF0EPV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/5JG0/IRRF0EPV/FB35JG0IRRF0EPV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/5JG0/IRRF0EPV/FB35JG0IRRF0EPV.SMALL.jpg brajomobil Most cheap Chinese tablets have two-part screen assembly.One part is touch screen and other part is LCD screen. Touchscreen and LCD screen are not fused together. That makes ita lot easier to replace. You can replace only touch screen orLCD if it is broken. Buy new touch screen Touch screen is al...
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Fri, 12 Aug 2016 03:00:52 PDT
Collaborative PCB Intro http://www.instructables.com/id/Collaborative-PCB-Intro/
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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 10:11:23 PDT
Make an Optical Disk Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Optical-Disk-Display/
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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:10:35 PDT
ESP8266 WiFi Module for Dummies http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-WiFi-Module-for-Dummies/
ESP8266 WiFi Module for Dummies - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/5LGO/IRPPNNWZ/FFR5LGOIRPPNNWZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/5LGO/IRPPNNWZ/FFR5LGOIRPPNNWZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/5LGO/IRPPNNWZ/FFR5LGOIRPPNNWZ.SMALL.jpg TonesB Overview of the ESP8266 WiFi ModuleThe ESP8266 is a really useful, cheap WiFi module for controlling devices over the Internet. It can work with a micro-controller like the Arduino or it can be programmed to work on its own. The Internet of Things (IoT) has just been made a whole lot cheaper and eas...
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Tue, 9 Aug 2016 01:57:36 PDT
Touchscreen Display (Lite Version) for the PiKon Telescope / Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Touchscreen-Display-Lite-Version-for-the-PiKon-Tel/
Touchscreen Display (Lite Version) for the PiKon Telescope / Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/CJMQ/IRLQGTBY/FA2CJMQIRLQGTBY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/CJMQ/IRLQGTBY/FA2CJMQIRLQGTBY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/CJMQ/IRLQGTBY/FA2CJMQIRLQGTBY.SMALL.jpg ThirdEarthDesign This is a 'Lite' version of a previous project, the Touchscreen Display and Rechargable Battery Pack for the PiKon. While it uses the same touchscreen and point-and-click user interface, it does not include the rechargable battery, it is considerably lighter, and is also a little slimmer.If you inte...
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Mon, 8 Aug 2016 15:52:16 PDT
How to do a Western Union Splice http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Do-a-Western-Union-Splice/
How to do a Western Union Splice - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/UQP1/IRLQLO7P/FXYUQP1IRLQLO7P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/UQP1/IRLQLO7P/FXYUQP1IRLQLO7P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/UQP1/IRLQLO7P/FXYUQP1IRLQLO7P.SMALL.jpg deluges This the solder splice that offers the least resistance I've ever found : less than a hundred micro ohms! My Ohmmeter doesn't read less than that, so I'm happy with it.It's quite easy to do and offers great mechanical resistance for virtually no electrical resistance :) Wire wrapping First you wa...
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Mon, 8 Aug 2016 07:24:23 PDT