Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:28:55 PST BLOX v1.01 Power Stacker: Stackable USB Rechargeable Battery System http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Stacker-Stackable-USB-Rechargeable-Battery-S/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:06:18 PST
Resistor companion http://www.instructables.com/id/Resistor-companion/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:34:57 PST
Digital Chord Chart http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Chord-Chart/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:54:46 PST
Center of gravity 'Fork Dragon' http://www.instructables.com/id/Center-of-gravity-Fork-Dragon/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:51:04 PST
Persistence of Vision Bauble. POV Decoration. http://www.instructables.com/id/Persistence-of-Vision-Bauble-POV-Decoration/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 06:49:15 PST
Rudolph's Nose - Internet Connected! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rudolphs-Nose/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:45:49 PST
Sugru Cable Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Cable-Tie/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:07:45 PDT
DIY AA Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Battery-Holder/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 17:44:19 PDT
Halloween Talking Skull with Animated Eyes http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Talking-Skull-with-Animated-Eyes/
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:08:46 PST
Power Management Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Management-Monitor/
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:56:36 PST
DIY Solar+Wind House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Bicycle/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:17:43 PST
Movember Beard Furry http://www.instructables.com/id/Movember-Beard-Furry/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:55:35 PST
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
Intel IoT Analytics Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-IoT-Analytics-Dashboard/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:25:14 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
ATtiny85 Two-Channel Lead Acid Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny85-Two-Channel-Lead-Acid-Battery-Charger/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:27:49 PST
Kid stuff (Big kids too) http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-stuff-Big-kids-too/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/4N8U/I2F226JY/FXX4N8UI2F226JY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/4N8U/I2F226JY/FXX4N8UI2F226JY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/4N8U/I2F226JY/FXX4N8UI2F226JY.SMALL.jpg alhazen Stuff to do with the kids. Kid's Green Tech - Solar Garden Lamp Kit Good take home project. Mass producing LED powering wind turbines in a kids workshop Cheap working model that might work with water wheel and hand crank too. Wind Turbine/s For Free! (Small 8"inch Blades) Inexpensive Min...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:46:23 PST
Automated Talking Skull http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Talking-Skull/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:56:25 PST
Sony Action Cam Pole http://www.instructables.com/id/Sony-Action-Cam-Pole/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 10:55:09 PST
Make custom cables with hot glue and shrinking tube http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-custom-cables-with-hot-glue-and-shrinking-tub/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:53:54 PST
Simple Lie Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Lie-Detector/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 23:49:13 PST
Motorized Evil Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Evil-Shield/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:36:01 PST
"Easy" Made Railgun http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Made-Railgun/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:24:18 PDT
Retro Tech Shades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Tech-Shades/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:51:34 PDT
Scent-imental Notification System http://www.instructables.com/id/Scent-imental-Notification-System/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:20:56 PDT
Recycled Spotlight for Camping (12V DC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Spotlight-for-Camping-12V-DC/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:22:22 PDT
Fix Any Video Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Any-Video-Game-Controller/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:03:29 PDT
Planterbot - The Plant Monitoring Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Planterbot-The-Plant-Monitoring-Robot/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:09:41 PDT
Super Simple Inductor Joule Thief! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Inductor-Joule-Thief/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:47:48 PDT
GU-81 VTTC http://www.instructables.com/id/GU-81-VTTC/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:13:31 PDT
littleBits Projects: Halloween Creepy Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Projects-Halloween-Creepy-Portrait/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:44 PDT
Computer aided plant care system http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-aided-plant-care-system/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:45:57 PDT
Pizza Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Button/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:42:42 PDT
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 1: Monitoring Water Flow - Plumbing Free - Using A Piezo And Pinoccio Mesh Networking http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-The-World-One-Drop-At-A-Time-Part-1-Monitorin/
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 1: Monitoring Water Flow - Plumbing Free - Using A Piezo And Pinoccio Mesh Networking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SMALL.jpg buchananwp Water is cheap, but California is in one of the worst droughts ever right now. Let's face it: we can't fix the drought. However, some CA residents are actively running out of drinking water. At the municipal level it's difficult to enact immediate change, but we can change how we use our water at ho...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:21:17 PDT
Mini high voltage supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-high-voltage-supply/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:56:22 PDT
Solar Science Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Science-Station/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:17:03 PDT
Automated Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Garden/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:15:05 PDT
How to use a Stepper Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-Stepper-Motor/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:21:21 PDT
Street Sweep Alert http://www.instructables.com/id/Street-Sweep-Alert/
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 15:40:26 PDT
LED Buildings http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Buildings/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:48:46 PDT
Automatic bike lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-bike-lights/
Automatic bike lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0DKT/I0R0TSVR/F2C0DKTI0R0TSVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0DKT/I0R0TSVR/F2C0DKTI0R0TSVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0DKT/I0R0TSVR/F2C0DKTI0R0TSVR.SMALL.jpg simsalapim It's funny how small things sometimes can be so hard to remember. Stuff like watering your plants, putting your phone in silent mode during a meeting and locking the bathroom door.Plants may die, colleagues may glare and the embarrassment of bathroom blunders may wear off. But there are situations w...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:44:59 PDT
Adding Bluetooth support to your car http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Bluetooth-support-to-your-car/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:18:59 PDT
All You Need to Know About LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/All-You-Need-to-Know-bout-LEDs/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:30:18 PDT
Table-Top Electric Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-Watering-System/
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:33:00 PDT
Leather Roll-Up Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Roll-Up-Charging-Station/
Leather Roll-Up Charging Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/Q55L/I0C8YN5K/FWLQ55LI0C8YN5K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/Q55L/I0C8YN5K/FWLQ55LI0C8YN5K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/Q55L/I0C8YN5K/FWLQ55LI0C8YN5K.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory This is another iteration of my original Roll Up Charging Station, inspired by this Simple Leather Clutch by Holly Mann . Like my original flexible charging station, this one: Still has a small footprint - About 18" long and about 12" wide - and is suitably squishy Can charge up to five devices M...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:34:35 PDT
Portable Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-USB-Charger/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:31:11 PDT
Making a USB Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-USB-Game-Controller/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:36:25 PDT
DIY Small Bench Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Small-Bench-Power-Supply/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:59:29 PDT
Doorbell that Turns on a Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Doorbell-that-Turns-on-a-Light/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:42:36 PDT