Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:29:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 "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/
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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/
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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
littleBits Real-Time Weather Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Real-Time-Weather-Dashboard/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:05:24 PDT
Raspberry Pi Soil Moisture Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Soil-Moisture-Sensor-1/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:51:09 PDT
Light-Up PCB Pins http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-PCB-Pins/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:18:18 PDT
Geluid breien / sound embracer http://www.instructables.com/id/Geluid-breien-sound-embracer/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:02:18 PDT
Draw a Touch Sensor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Draw-a-Touch-Sensor/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:00:56 PDT
How to get an unlimited supply of electronic components for under $10. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-an-unlimited-supply-of-electronic-compo/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:05:32 PDT
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - MCU Version http://www.instructables.com/id/Modification-of-the-Lexmark-E260-for-Direct-Laser--1/
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - MCU Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SMALL.jpg mlerman For the latest changes, additions and errata see step 13This is the second version of my E260 modification. It uses an ATtiny13 MCU to control the timing of the printer and make it possible to print double sided PCBs at home.As an electronic hobbyist and inventor I often need to make printed circuit...
By: mlerman

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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:13:01 PDT
Simple surveillence bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-surveillence-bug/
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By: Pure Carbon

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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:13:59 PDT
Mapping the innards of a keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Mapping-the-innards-of-a-keyboard/
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By: Sylkhr

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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:54:12 PDT
How to Write a Good Electronics Instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Write-a-Good-Electronics-Instructable/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:27:51 PDT
Soundwave Portable Electronics Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Soundwave-Portable-Electronics-Workstaion/
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By: Tez_Gelmir

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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:15 PDT
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/22-Inch-Cinema-in-Your-Car/
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Road trips with kids can be a royal pain in the asterisk without proper entertainment. We discovered those portable DVD players a few years back and have never looked back. Our recent model went on the fritz, and I decided to kick it up a notch with some gear that I had from other projects. Unfortun...
By: Renard_Bleu

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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:33:38 PDT
DIY PCB using Liquid Photoresist http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-using-Liquid-Photoresist/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:35:29 PDT
littleBits DIY Smart Thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-DIY-Smart-Thermostat/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:50:55 PDT
Chemical and drilling free, card PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Chemical-and-drilling-free-card-PCBs/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:28:53 PDT
BMW 530i - Adding The BMW "Sports Mode" Button Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/BMW-530i-Adding-The-BMW-Sports-Mode-Button-Hack/
BMW 530i - Adding The BMW "Sports Mode" Button Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/I4T4/HZ13FSYS/FMBI4T4HZ13FSYS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/I4T4/HZ13FSYS/FMBI4T4HZ13FSYS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/I4T4/HZ13FSYS/FMBI4T4HZ13FSYS.SMALL.jpg lovepistol This instructable will uncover the option to add the BMW sports driving mode on all 2006 BMW 530i's with the E60 chassis. The sports driving mode was never offered for this particular model, even though they classify this car model as a sport model, you couldn't get the actual sport driving mode. ...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:46:00 PDT
DIY - USB OSCILLOSCOPE IN A MATCHBOX http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-OSCILLOSCOPE-IN-A-MATCHBOX/
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:01:13 PDT
DIY Bluetooth Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Headphones/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:44:45 PDT
How To Extract Gold From Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Extract-Gold-From-Electronics/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:19:46 PDT
Make a One Tube Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-One-Tube-Radio/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:05:14 PDT
An experiment in transformer rewinding http://www.instructables.com/id/An-experiment-in-transformer-rewinding/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:48:54 PDT
Resurrect a Classic Portable B&W TV http://www.instructables.com/id/Resurrect-a-Classic-Portable-BW-TV/
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:29:24 PDT
Universal Portable USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-Portable-USB-Charger/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:52:59 PDT