Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:22:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 Portable Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-USB-Charger/
Portable Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SMALL.jpg jenfoxbot Portable USB chargers are incredibly useful for adventures in the great outdoors, festivals, traveling, or if you are out-and-about all day. Adding in a solar panel provides an additional source of mobile power useable nearly everywhere. This project can be built for ~ $20, even if you don't have...
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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/
Making a USB Game Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SMALL.jpg NextFab Here at NextFab, we designed a fully functional, USB game controller for Philly Tech Week. This project will be particularly tricky without some more serious electronics equipment or a local makerspace with the proper tools, but we thought we would post our walk-through in case you do have the acce...
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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/
littleBits Real-Time Weather Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/V89Q/I03OATPO/F28V89QI03OATPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/V89Q/I03OATPO/F28V89QI03OATPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/V89Q/I03OATPO/F28V89QI03OATPO.SMALL.jpg littleBits Visit the littleBits project page for more DIY project ideas.Monitor current and forecasted weather data with littleBits and a little coding. These customizableand modular weather boxes display current temperature, the forecasted high and low temperatures for the day, and the forecasted conditions f...
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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/
Raspberry Pi Soil Moisture Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/7J7X/HZWJ50TH/FMP7J7XHZWJ50TH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/7J7X/HZWJ50TH/FMP7J7XHZWJ50TH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/7J7X/HZWJ50TH/FMP7J7XHZWJ50TH.SMALL.jpg jenfoxbot Agriculture consumes between 80 - 90% of all freshwater in the United States. An easy way to conserve water in the agricultural sector is to install a soil moisture sensor. Soil moisture sensors measure the amount of water in the soil to maintain consistent and ideal soil conditions for plants. In s...
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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 Correction: In step 10, 2nd paragraph, the hole should be 4mm from the edge, not 5mm.This 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...
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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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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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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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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...
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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/
littleBits DIY Smart Thermostat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/4HSO/HZ3YBEFW/FL54HSOHZ3YBEFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/4HSO/HZ3YBEFW/FL54HSOHZ3YBEFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/4HSO/HZ3YBEFW/FL54HSOHZ3YBEFW.SMALL.jpg littleBits Monitor and control the temperature of your home remotely. Transform your average household thermostat into a smart thermostat, kind of like nest. Now you can use your smartphone to get real time temperature readouts from your home and change the temperature from anywhere, whether you are across the...
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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
Venus Fly Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Venus-Fly-Trap/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:43:45 PDT
How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Run-Sensor-Cables-Through-USB-Cables/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:31 PDT
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-cool-this-summer-PC-Fan-Mod/
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab Who does not have a dozen of those PC Fans laying around? In this build I will show you how to use those fans to produce a nice adjustable breeze during hot summer days. And it runs at least 4 hours with an ordinary 9V battery. Watch the video! The video gives you a pretty nice overview on how t...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:20:18 PDT
littleBits Instant Ego Head http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Instant-Ego-Head/
littleBits Instant Ego Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K4Z5/HXYO1FGG/FTNK4Z5HXYO1FGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K4Z5/HXYO1FGG/FTNK4Z5HXYO1FGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K4Z5/HXYO1FGG/FTNK4Z5HXYO1FGG.SMALL.gif littleBits Got a big head or know someone else that does? Literally inflate your ego with this mind-blowing project! Anytime someone hashtags your name on an Instagram photo or video, a balloon (with your head on it) will fill with helium. The more popular you are, the bigger the balloon will inflate, stretchi...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:46:02 PDT
Conductive Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Paint/
Conductive Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SMALL.gif 24Eng The goal of this experiment was to try to find an alternative to commercially available conductive paint. It is incredible stuff but expensive. I've read other Instructables like Makerboat's $1 Conductive Ink and IceCats' Paper Electronics. They helped me arrive at my own recipe, which uses only two...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:50:18 PDT
littleBits Grappler: the robotic space arm http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Grappler-the-robotic-space-arm/
littleBits Grappler: the robotic space arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SMALL.jpg littleBits A grappler is on the end of the ISS Robot Arm and is used to grab onto objects in space – like astronauts! We created a working replica using an acrylic tube, a desk lamp and modules from the littleBits Space Kit.Use the grappler at home to pick up "space" objects with the help of a household remote...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:30:41 PDT
LittleBits + Lego Animated Head http://www.instructables.com/id/LittleBits-Lego-Animated-Head/
LittleBits + Lego Animated Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SMALL.jpg coercionette Our shop TechShop Chandler was lucky enough to have been chosen by Instructables for their June build night, sponsored by littleBits!!! We were sent FOUR Deluxe littleBits kits... all of them containing switches, power supplies, lights, and motors!We decided to make kids the focus of this particula...
By: coercionette

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:33 PDT
LED beads to pop onto your circuit... http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-beads-to-pop-onto-your-circuit/
LED beads to pop onto your circuit... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/1MX2/HXLMM6XF/FXQ1MX2HXLMM6XF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/1MX2/HXLMM6XF/FXQ1MX2HXLMM6XF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/1MX2/HXLMM6XF/FXQ1MX2HXLMM6XF.SMALL.jpg pip_d I was investigating ways to get creative with LEDs as part of an electronics project. I have been using press studs (aka poppers) as conductive components in my circuits. Here is a way to use plastic bags to create transferable LED beads.You will need:Plastic bagsScissorsA metal rod (could be the ...
By: pip_d

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:26:27 PDT
littleBits Buggy http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Buggy/
littleBits Buggy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/ZIA9/HXMUW38R/FYNZIA9HXMUW38R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/ZIA9/HXMUW38R/FYNZIA9HXMUW38R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/ZIA9/HXMUW38R/FYNZIA9HXMUW38R.SMALL.jpg coercionette Our shop, TechShop Chandler was lucky enough to have been selected by Instructables for a littleBits build night last month! We decided to focus on projects that children would enjoy, so the build night could be fun for everyone - families included. So I went down to the nearby thrift stores and s...
By: coercionette

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:17:25 PDT
Tic Tac Test Box... a Simple Audio Signal Injector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tic-Tac-Test-Box-a-Simple-Audio-Signal-Injector/
Tic Tac Test Box... a Simple Audio Signal Injector! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/V9DF/HXMKUC7B/FAAV9DFHXMKUC7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/V9DF/HXMKUC7B/FAAV9DFHXMKUC7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/V9DF/HXMKUC7B/FAAV9DFHXMKUC7B.SMALL.jpg mk484 Well folks - here we are again! And here's the next step in building the Nic Nac Tic Tac series of projects. The reason this 'Test Box' is necessary, is that if you build a project, and it doesn't work (for example - you built the radio, and then the amplifier, but can't get any sound in your earpho...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:18:20 PDT
MaKey MaKey experimenting / Experimenteer met de MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-experimenting-Experimenteer-met-de-MaK/
MaKey MaKey experimenting / Experimenteer met de MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SMALL.jpg FabSchool De MaKey MaKey is een handig hulpmiddel voor electronica-experimenten. Verander bijvoorbeeld alledaagse objecten in een toetsenbord of muis. Een MaKey MaKey koop je als pakketje en bevat naast de MaKey MaKey zelf een USB-kabel en krokodillenklemmetjes om objecten met je computer te verbinden. Zo kun...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:24:22 PDT
12V-180kV: A Battery Powered Marx Generator (and introduction to electronics) http://www.instructables.com/id/12V-180kV-A-Battery-Powered-Marx-Generator-and-int/
12V-180kV: A Battery Powered Marx Generator (and introduction to electronics) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/UEOT/HXLD3M7G/FHAUEOTHXLD3M7G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/UEOT/HXLD3M7G/FHAUEOTHXLD3M7G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/UEOT/HXLD3M7G/FHAUEOTHXLD3M7G.SMALL.jpg supercapacitor If you're reading this Instructable, one thing is probably true: you're interested in high voltage! If so, you've come to the right place; Marx Generators can satisfy your thirst for sparks, bangs, and thrill. I made this Marx Generator several years ago, but it went out of commission after some exp...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:46:17 PDT
The Ultimate FM Transmitter (Long Range Spybug) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-FM-Transmitter/
The Ultimate FM Transmitter (Long Range Spybug) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0PKQ/HXYG860M/FAC0PKQHXYG860M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0PKQ/HXYG860M/FAC0PKQHXYG860M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/0PKQ/HXYG860M/FAC0PKQHXYG860M.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Have you ever wanted to broadcast your own radio station within your neighborhood? Ever get curious on where people get those "Surveillance Bugs" from spy and action movies? This small and simple FM transmitter is the toy that geeks have always wanted.FM transmitters can be complicated to build, tha...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:44:05 PDT
Remote Control Cat Harness http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Control-Cat-Harness/
Remote Control Cat Harness - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/4ZNY/HXLD5UNC/FYO4ZNYHXLD5UNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/4ZNY/HXLD5UNC/FYO4ZNYHXLD5UNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/4ZNY/HXLD5UNC/FYO4ZNYHXLD5UNC.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 Yes, you read the title correctly. Don't worry, no cats were harmed in the making of this project. Cats are fun in their own right, but this is 2014! Isn't it about time we brought cats into the modern era? And by bring into the modern era, I mean combine with lasers. In this Instructable I'll show ...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:36:29 PDT
Inductance/Capacitance Meter Saga http://www.instructables.com/id/InductanceCapacitance-Meter-Saga/
Inductance/Capacitance Meter Saga - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/UDKH/HXHR05XK/FIXUDKHHXHR05XK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/UDKH/HXHR05XK/FIXUDKHHXHR05XK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/UDKH/HXHR05XK/FIXUDKHHXHR05XK.SMALL.jpg BasinStreetDesign I had a bunch of random inductors in some random drawers and I wanted to know what values they were. These values are quite often not obvious by looking at the device. Colour codes for old ones were not standardized and some of the coloured rings on inductors can be faded or discoloured so that it...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:01:24 PDT
$1 DIY Conductive Ink and Paint from Fire! (non toxic, homemade, cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/1-DIY-Conductive-Ink/
$1 DIY Conductive Ink and Paint from Fire! (non toxic, homemade, cheap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YFZ0/HXG6TTHG/FM1YFZ0HXG6TTHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YFZ0/HXG6TTHG/FM1YFZ0HXG6TTHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YFZ0/HXG6TTHG/FM1YFZ0HXG6TTHG.SMALL.jpg makerboat Turn fire into electronic conductive ink, build electronic circuits, create paper musical instruments and inputs for your Arduino board!UPDATE (08/18/2014)If you would like to avoid the process of making your own charcoal and blending it into a paint, I bought very inexpensive 'powdered active carbo...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:25:06 PDT
White Glue Release Agent for PCB Toner Transfer http://www.instructables.com/id/White-Glue-Release-Agent-for-PCB-Toner-Transfer-Me/
White Glue Release Agent for PCB Toner Transfer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/78WT/HX7PAFJN/FX078WTHX7PAFJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/78WT/HX7PAFJN/FX078WTHX7PAFJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX0/78WT/HX7PAFJN/FX078WTHX7PAFJN.SMALL.jpg MrJohnHSmith After spending two and a half months of concerted effort trying various methods of transferring artwork to a copper clad board; I have recently discovered a simple, low skill method of doing so. The result is a transfer which looks like an art project, and is so simple that I simply must share.Here ...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 20:31:13 PDT
Improve Korg Volca Beats with Individual-Out Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-Korg-Volca-Beats-with-Individual-Out-Mod/
Improve Korg Volca Beats with Individual-Out Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/KPGL/HX1WIEGH/FTIKPGLHX1WIEGH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/KPGL/HX1WIEGH/FTIKPGLHX1WIEGH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/KPGL/HX1WIEGH/FTIKPGLHX1WIEGH.SMALL.jpg ArvidJense WARNING, PERFORMING THIS MOD WILL VOID THE WARRANTY OF YOUR VOLCA BEATS AND MIGHT POTENTIALLY DAMAGE IT, SO PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!The Korg Volca Beats is a really cool affordable analog drum machine, but having all the instruments summed into one output is a serious limitation. Luckily, Korg made...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:57:43 PDT
Designer Electronics Gadgets http://www.instructables.com/id/Designer-Electronics-Gadgets/
Designer Electronics Gadgets - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/R2J1/HX1W6ANB/FH4R2J1HX1W6ANB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/R2J1/HX1W6ANB/FH4R2J1HX1W6ANB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/R2J1/HX1W6ANB/FH4R2J1HX1W6ANB.SMALL.jpg crishrx This is my designer electronics gadget project using used mobiles and laptops. The gadget like MP3 player, Amplifier, Sound Boxes, Audio Pin Junction, Pen Drive, Pen Torch, designed using laptop keys and aluminum sheets. The car mp3 player is converted into portable mp3 player with charging option ...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:15:59 PDT
Hand-crank iPhone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-crank-iPhone-charger/
Hand-crank iPhone charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/A6JD/HX1WB63Q/F3CA6JDHX1WB63Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/A6JD/HX1WB63Q/F3CA6JDHX1WB63Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/A6JD/HX1WB63Q/F3CA6JDHX1WB63Q.SMALL.jpg supercapacitor I had always wanted to make something that converted mechanical to electrical power. So when I salvaged a high-torque motor from a broken microwave, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.This Instructable details the making of a hand-crank iPhone charger, a charger that operates solely on me...
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:55:21 PDT
Digilent MakerSpace http://www.instructables.com/id/Digilent-MakerSpace/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/C9RH/HWXKE0MF/FDRC9RHHWXKE0MF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/C9RH/HWXKE0MF/FDRC9RHHWXKE0MF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/C9RH/HWXKE0MF/FDRC9RHHWXKE0MF.SMALL.jpg LariSan These are projects that are on-going and going on at the Digilent MakerSpace. We are a MakerSpace based in Pullman, WA and are inside of Digilent Inc's creative offices.Digilent focuses on educational products, so a lot of our projects have an educational-tone. Digilent uses the MakerSpace to proof ...
By: LariSan

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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:35:47 PDT
FM Modulation/de-modulation Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/FM-Modulationde-modulation-Circuit/
FM Modulation/de-modulation Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/3UR4/HWRC7202/F283UR4HWRC7202.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/3UR4/HWRC7202/F283UR4HWRC7202.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/3UR4/HWRC7202/F283UR4HWRC7202.SMALL.jpg brmarcum I got the idea for this circuit from one of my professors. That design wasn't meant for passing frequencies high enough to be able to pass an audio file, e.g. 500Hz+, so I built this by modifying the carrier and signal frequencies, using only the Digilent Analog Discovery and the Analog Parts Kit. I...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:57:36 PDT
COMPACT-CAR-BATTERY-TESTER-ANALYZER-INDICATOR http://www.instructables.com/id/COMPACT-CAR-BATTERY-TESTER-ANALYZER-INDICATOR/
COMPACT-CAR-BATTERY-TESTER-ANALYZER-INDICATOR - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/M30U/HWNU8LSS/FKAM30UHWNU8LSS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/M30U/HWNU8LSS/FKAM30UHWNU8LSS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/M30U/HWNU8LSS/FKAM30UHWNU8LSS.SMALL.jpg ajoyraman I drive a 1985 model car, no MPFI, no electronics and a vibrating-contact voltage-regulator/cut-out system. Additionally, my usage is also limited and practically restricted only to weekends. I wanted a simple device which could monitor the health of my car 12V battery and the charging system.This I...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 03:47:41 PDT