Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:51:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 Buzzing Mouse Prank http://www.instructables.com/id/Buzzing-Mouse-Prank/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:03:50 PDT
How to Protect any 18650 Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Protect-any-18650-Cell/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:58:28 PDT
Home Energy Conservation and Automation with Z-Wave and Android http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Energy-Conservation-and-Automation-with-Z-Wav/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:54:30 PDT
Bubble Bobble Bartop Arcade Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Bobble-Bartop-Arcade-Machine/
Bubble Bobble Bartop Arcade Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/EKZV/I7GRZI82/FFUEKZVI7GRZI82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/EKZV/I7GRZI82/FFUEKZVI7GRZI82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/EKZV/I7GRZI82/FFUEKZVI7GRZI82.SMALL.jpg christopher.sadler.73 So about 14 years ago after finishing University and having been obsessed with playing MAME emulated games I discovered the magic of a SuperGun and the fact I could own actual Arcade boards. This resulted in me finding a guide on the internet and building my own Supergun. It wasn't perfect but I ...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:14:56 PDT
Breadboard Battleship http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Battleship/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:09:11 PDT
Trousers that charge your phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Trousers-that-charge-your-phone/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:21:04 PDT
SLAYER EXCITERS & TESLA COILS everything you need to know to get started! http://www.instructables.com/id/SLAYER-EXCITERS-TESLA-COILS-everything-you-need-to/
SLAYER EXCITERS & TESLA COILS everything you need to know to get started! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SMALL.jpg suchb Hello Instructables!I began writing an explination on tesla coils and slayer circuits and how they operate in a comment on YouTube, and somehow it turned into several hundred lines of deep explanation of the theory behind tesla coils and slayer circuits.I decided I spent way to much effort writing t...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:18:32 PDT
ATX Bench Power Supply Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/ATX-Bench-Power-Supply-Enclosure/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:53:11 PDT
eTextile wristband http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextile-wristband/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:38:53 PDT
DIY Long battery life bicycle indicators http://www.instructables.com/id/Long-battery-life-bicycle-indicators/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 01:34:04 PDT
'Arduino' Decision 'Box' BE (Attiny85) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Decision-Box-BE-Attiny85/
'Arduino' Decision 'Box' BE (Attiny85) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/1AQD/I7CCBE55/FE11AQDI7CCBE55.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/1AQD/I7CCBE55/FE11AQDI7CCBE55.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/1AQD/I7CCBE55/FE11AQDI7CCBE55.SMALL.jpg nqtronix Pleace notice: This project neither contains a box nor any Arduino* code. I stuck with this name because this project is a modifictaion of Victor8o5's "Arduino decision box 2.0 (Attiny85)" posted three days ago. I liked the way it looks and works, but I also knew there's still room for improvements ...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:06:56 PDT
LED Lamp With Sleep Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lamp-With-Sleep-Timer/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:06:20 PDT
Bench Top Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Top-Power-Supply/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:37:24 PDT
Small Electronic Experiment Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Electronic-Experiment-Station/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 03:29:38 PDT
DIY surround sound headset http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-surround-sound-headset/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:58:45 PDT
1st 9v Battery that can be recharged from a USB Port http://www.instructables.com/id/1st-9v-Battery-that-can-be-recharged-from-a-USB-Po/
1st 9v Battery that can be recharged from a USB Port - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/C2M1/I6ZTFSJ6/F6MC2M1I6ZTFSJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/C2M1/I6ZTFSJ6/F6MC2M1I6ZTFSJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/C2M1/I6ZTFSJ6/F6MC2M1I6ZTFSJ6.SMALL.jpg Imetomi The 9v batteries are very often used in electronics, example: programmable circuits, robots and etc... But they have a very huge problem, theirs capacity is low and the rechargeable 9v batteries needs at least 9.5v to charge them up. I thought much time about this project because would be an importa...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:32:50 PDT
Proximity IR Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Proiximity-IR-Switch/
Proximity IR Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SMALL.jpg ptabone A switch activated by distance. This example shows the activation of an LED strip.An understanding of electronics (and soldering if using a veroboard) is required to complete this project. A multimeter would be helpful for testing. Parts you will need A power supply from AC to 12V DC A voltage r...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:45:33 PDT
DIY Car Cooling Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Car-Cooling-Fan/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 02:03:58 PDT
Learn Piano Keys with Makey Makey http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-Piano-Keys-with-Makey-Makey/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 21:30:26 PDT
Batteries No More! (LM2596 on Trimmer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Batteries-No-More-LM2596-on-Trimmer/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:03:12 PST
900 LED display http://www.instructables.com/id/900-LED-display/
900 LED display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/FP12/I6W2SWWD/FH5FP12I6W2SWWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/FP12/I6W2SWWD/FH5FP12I6W2SWWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/FP12/I6W2SWWD/FH5FP12I6W2SWWD.SMALL.jpg brmarcum It's very common for tech companies to have booths at trade shows to show off what they have and how their products can benefit your application, and Digilent is no exception. With the ECEDHA conference coming up, Digilent Marketing Director Larissa Swanland decided we needed something big and flash...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:27:07 PST
Modern Continuity Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Continuity-Tester/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:07:01 PST
Device Charging with a Multi-turbine (on faucet, wind, bike, while sporting and etc.) http://www.instructables.com/id/Device-Charging-with-a-Multi-turbine-on-faucet-win/
Device Charging with a Multi-turbine (on faucet, wind, bike, while sporting and etc.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SMALL.jpg Imetomi I love every green energy gadgets and devices but they are specialized only for one electricity generator like a solar cell or a wind turbine. the wind turbine chargers are big and they can't be used as a hydroturbine. I tried to make a waterproof multiturbine that can be powered by wind or by any f...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:08:27 PST
DIY CONTINUITY TESTER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CONTINUITY-TESTER/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:55:26 PST
Sleek ESP8266 Breadboard Adapter with Pin LABEL http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleek-ESP8266-Breadboard-Adapter-with-Pin-LABEL/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:12:07 PST
Simple Blinking LED Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Blinking-LED-Circuit/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:05:48 PST
Build the Pennyloop UHF Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Pennyloop-UHF-Antenna/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:22:02 PST
Easy Crank Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Crank-Generator/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:18:25 PST
SolarAssist: A Smartphone Modification http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarAssist-A-Smartphone-Modification/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:23:09 PST
Portable Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Charger-4/
Portable Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/HZGE/I6J7W5VG/FWDHZGEI6J7W5VG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/HZGE/I6J7W5VG/FWDHZGEI6J7W5VG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/HZGE/I6J7W5VG/FWDHZGEI6J7W5VG.SMALL.jpg BinksBrew For a long time I've had old back up cell phones taking up space in my desk drawer. I was curious if I could put any of these old phones to some use. I can't just throw them away so I decided to try and re-purpose one of them as a portable charger for my current smart phone. Materials Mp1405 5v...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:43:18 PST
Turn paper into a speaker! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-paper-into-a-speaker/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:03:52 PST
Homemade Electronic Drum Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Electronic-Drum-Kit/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:33:05 PST
DIY AA Batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Batteries/
DIY AA Batteries! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/N37L/I6DHZZ8N/FSIN37LI6DHZZ8N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/N37L/I6DHZZ8N/FSIN37LI6DHZZ8N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/N37L/I6DHZZ8N/FSIN37LI6DHZZ8N.SMALL.jpg DrewPaulDesigns Today we're going to learn how to easily make our own batteries from very inexpensive household materials.An AA battery is a standard size cylindrical battery commonly used in portable electronic devices. The exact terminal voltage and capacity of an AA size battery depends on the cell chemistry but...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:59:48 PST
SONY Move 4 PC THINGY! Virtual Reality Motion Controller $15 http://www.instructables.com/id/Sony-Move-4-PC-THINGY/
SONY Move 4 PC THINGY! Virtual Reality Motion Controller $15 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/TQO8/I6C2OMY1/F1KTQO8I6C2OMY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/TQO8/I6C2OMY1/F1KTQO8I6C2OMY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/TQO8/I6C2OMY1/F1KTQO8I6C2OMY1.SMALL.jpg Kharlor The Sony Move controllers were ahead of their time in a lot of ways. I used them on the Playstation 3 and it was okay. Anyway now you can use these on your PC with different software that is available. The problem is it hasn't advanced much since around 2011 due to lack of interest and a way to use...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:25:59 PST
Tampa Hackerspace Robot Operation Style Game Using Chibitronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Tampa-Hackerspace-Robot-Operation-Style-Game-Using/
Tampa Hackerspace Robot Operation Style Game Using Chibitronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/8EHK/I66CXRV1/F3Z8EHKI66CXRV1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/8EHK/I66CXRV1/F3Z8EHKI66CXRV1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/8EHK/I66CXRV1/F3Z8EHKI66CXRV1.SMALL.jpg mkchronos Love the game Operation when you were a kid (or even now)? Ever want to make your own, but with a robot instead? We'll show you how, with using a Chibitronics kit. Tools and Materials Tools and Materials - 2 x wooden boards- Alligator clips- Tweezers- 1 x floral foam board the same size as the ...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:28:08 PST
DIY Solar Bottle bulb and Mobile charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Bottle-bulb-and-Mobile-charger/
DIY Solar Bottle bulb and Mobile charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/VCON/I67S8BHE/FWGVCONI67S8BHE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/VCON/I67S8BHE/FWGVCONI67S8BHE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/VCON/I67S8BHE/FWGVCONI67S8BHE.SMALL.jpg Engg_suraj Hello everyone,This instructable is about 'DIY Solar Bottle bulb and Mobile charger' in which we can build our own solar bottle light bulb and a mobile phone charger. This Instructable is helpful were there is no electricity or electricity cost is very high.I made this instructable to provide awaren...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:58:11 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
Solar Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The idea of Iron Man's infinite power Arc Reactor is awe-inspiring and led me to create the next best thing..a solar Arc Reactor night light! How it works The solar cell charges a lithium ion battery during the day and at night the LED Arc Reactor style ring switches on.The circuit uses a LDR esp...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
DIY Metal Etcher http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Metal-Etcher/
DIY Metal Etcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/33MD/I60077JC/FE933MDI60077JC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/33MD/I60077JC/FE933MDI60077JC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/33MD/I60077JC/FE933MDI60077JC.SMALL.jpg neranjan.ghost This project can use as engrave any metal product or if you giving a gift you can etch your name on it wright draw somethings be creative have used a stencil because my my free hand drawings are bad. Things what you need for this project Power Adapter Between 6V -12V2 Aligator clips Small piece ...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:31:34 PST
Urinal Splash Danger Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Urinal-Splash-Danger-Meter/
Urinal Splash Danger Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/UV1Y/I5Z7LWZS/FDRUV1YI5Z7LWZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/UV1Y/I5Z7LWZS/FDRUV1YI5Z7LWZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/UV1Y/I5Z7LWZS/FDRUV1YI5Z7LWZS.SMALL.jpg Robb Here at Instructables HQ on San Francisco's Pier 9, the men's restroom had a problem.Particular pier peers persist as poor-precision pee-ers. The result of which is photographed above. (Emphasis added).Solution: Positive-peer pressure for proper peeing posture. The Urinal Spash Danger MeterA solar p...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:28:45 PST
PCB Laminator on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Laminator-on-the-Cheap/
PCB Laminator on the Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z3MI/I5XSCHRQ/F9GZ3MII5XSCHRQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z3MI/I5XSCHRQ/F9GZ3MII5XSCHRQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z3MI/I5XSCHRQ/F9GZ3MII5XSCHRQ.SMALL.jpg Eslam Eldeknawy hello guys who tried to transfer toner ink to pcb by iron?every time we do this we fail maybe 4 times before operation success and for better results you maybe need to buy PCB laminator , it's good machine to transfer toners ink with much heat much pressure .BUT!!!you don't have to pay 150$ to buy n...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:08:12 PST
$9 Solar, Wind and Hydro turbine (on your faucet) powered USB charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Wind-and-Hydro-on-your-faucet-turbine-powere/
$9 Solar, Wind and Hydro turbine (on your faucet) powered USB charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SMALL.jpg Imetomi In our world the rechargeabale gadgets have a very important role, but their batteries have a very low capacity, so they discharge fast. In this instructable I gonna show you how to build a USB device charger, that is powered by a solar panel or a wind/hydro turbine. It contains a rechargeable power...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:06:26 PST
What to salvage from energy saver light bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-salvage-from-energy-saver-light-bulb/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 07:35:24 PST
Joule Thief Low Voltage Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-Low-Voltage-Battery-Charger/
Joule Thief Low Voltage Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/5OON/I5P7JTEL/FJ35OONI5P7JTEL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/5OON/I5P7JTEL/FJ35OONI5P7JTEL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/5OON/I5P7JTEL/FJ35OONI5P7JTEL.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos A "Joule Thief" is a simple voltage booster circuit. It can increase the voltage of power source by changing the constant low voltage signal into a series of rapid pulses at a higher voltage. You most commonly see this kind of circuit used to power LEDs with a "dead" battery. But there are many more...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:22:25 PST
Non Soldering Solar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Lantern/
Non Soldering Solar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SMALL.gif JoshuaZimmerman Outdoor solar lighting has become extremely popular in the past few years, yet how many people do you know that can explain how it works? Luckily solar is a super simple power source which we can use alongside some simple electrical tricks to make a fun project. This non soldering version is perfe...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:42:10 PST
Fitting Dupont Connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitting-Dupont-Connectors/
Fitting Dupont Connectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/K6OV/I5J53A58/FQ2K6OVI5J53A58.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/K6OV/I5J53A58/FQ2K6OVI5J53A58.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/K6OV/I5J53A58/FQ2K6OVI5J53A58.SMALL.jpg baelza.bubba One of the things that you can do yourself (and pretty cheaply) is to make your own connecting wires.Making your own connecting wires means that you are free of the tyranny of the length and colour of connectors/jumpers that you need to buy, it is MUCH cheaper and you are never going to be short of ...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:29:03 PST
200kW AC Motor Controller for Electric Car http://www.instructables.com/id/200kW-AC-Motor-Controller-for-Electric-Car/
200kW AC Motor Controller for Electric Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/NU6W/I5J4WGTA/FY9NU6WI5J4WGTA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/NU6W/I5J4WGTA/FY9NU6WI5J4WGTA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/NU6W/I5J4WGTA/FY9NU6WI5J4WGTA.SMALL.jpg MPaulHolmes Electric cars are the future, and are beginning to take off today. However, they are still pretty expensive. A 3 phase AC motor is the absolute standard for car companies when they make an electric vehicle. The Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, etc... All of the big boys use AC. It has a num...
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:37:00 PST
Soldering is NOT Rocket Science! http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-is-NOT-Rocket-Science/
Soldering is NOT Rocket Science! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/UZU1/I5DSDGJE/F6VUZU1I5DSDGJE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/UZU1/I5DSDGJE/F6VUZU1I5DSDGJE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/UZU1/I5DSDGJE/F6VUZU1I5DSDGJE.SMALL.jpg gizmologist I've seen so many articles on electronic soldering that are either overly verbose and hard to read, too complex for a beginner, insist on expensive tools, or are just plain wrong, that I decided to clear the air a bit by going back to the basics. When I first started soldering, many years ago, "How ...
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:27:45 PST
How to make PCB at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-PCB-at-Home/
How to make PCB at Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/SH8Y/I5BS8FSQ/FFPSH8YI5BS8FSQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/SH8Y/I5BS8FSQ/FFPSH8YI5BS8FSQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/SH8Y/I5BS8FSQ/FFPSH8YI5BS8FSQ.SMALL.jpg Engg_suraj Hello everyone,This is instructable is about "How to make PCB at Home" without any special material.As a Electronics Engineering student, I try making DIY projects which require simple electronics circuit and making PCBs.What is PCB?A printed circuit board (PCB) mechanically supports and electricall...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:25:39 PST
Stay warm this winter: CPU Hand Warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-warm-this-winter-CPU-Hand-Warmer/
Stay warm this winter: CPU Hand Warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/KQ8C/I59R5T9D/FNIKQ8CI59R5T9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/KQ8C/I59R5T9D/FNIKQ8CI59R5T9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/KQ8C/I59R5T9D/FNIKQ8CI59R5T9D.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this small project I will show you how I repurposed an old AMD CPU to create a small, light and easy to use electric hand warmer. With the help of a small portable power bank this gadget can warm you up for around 2 and a half hours and can easily reach temperatures up to 60 degrees celcius. W...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:26:46 PST
Wire Dispenser/Caddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-DispenserCaddy/
Wire Dispenser/Caddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/NPT7/I58ID8US/FPWNPT7I58ID8US.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/NPT7/I58ID8US/FPWNPT7I58ID8US.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/NPT7/I58ID8US/FPWNPT7I58ID8US.SMALL.jpg baelza.bubba In my new Home Office/Workshop, I've been making space for my electronics hobby. My space has to be multi-functional and it has to be able to be tidy ... I'm not a very tidy person and my workspace can quickly become an homage to kipple (read Philip K. Dick for an explanation).This instructable is a...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:05:23 PST