Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 4 Aug 2015 10:54:32 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino Pinewood Derby Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Pinewood-Derby-Timer/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:45:29 PDT
WiFi Smoke Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/WiFi-Smoke-Detector/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 09:00:46 PDT
Simple 5V breakout board for ESP-01 (ESP8622) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-5V-breakout-board-for-ESP-01-ESP8622/
Simple 5V breakout board for ESP-01 (ESP8622) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/A556/ICX7K7PY/F3XA556ICX7K7PY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/A556/ICX7K7PY/F3XA556ICX7K7PY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/A556/ICX7K7PY/F3XA556ICX7K7PY.SMALL.jpg Mat_F Often when working with micro controllers 5V are needed. The ESP-01 however uses 3.3V and thus can't simply be connected to an Arduino or most USB/TTL convertes.To fix this, I created this simple 5V breakout board for your ESP-01. The basics For the circuit you need the following parts:1x low dro...
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:55:51 PDT
Solar Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger2/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:44:58 PDT
LED Chaser ( single chip circuit ) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Chaser-single-chip-circuit-/
LED Chaser ( single chip circuit ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/A0IZ/IBRRZPOW/FKBA0IZIBRRZPOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/A0IZ/IBRRZPOW/FKBA0IZIBRRZPOW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/A0IZ/IBRRZPOW/FKBA0IZIBRRZPOW.SMALL.jpg simpletronic There are zillions of LED chaser circuits and most of them use 1 integrated circuit for the sequence (e.g.,CD4017) and another for the clock (e.g.,555). Some go even further and use a microcontroller (overkill). This simple circuit uses only a CD4060 cmos I.C. for both functions. and can drive up t...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 19:56:49 PDT
Fix a broken pin on an IC chip http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-broken-pin-on-an-IC-chip/
Fix a broken pin on an IC chip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/H9DP/ICRXQ5B5/F8BH9DPICRXQ5B5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/H9DP/ICRXQ5B5/F8BH9DPICRXQ5B5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/H9DP/ICRXQ5B5/F8BH9DPICRXQ5B5.SMALL.jpg JRV31 Have you ever broken a pin on an IC chip? Don't throw it away.Don't pay a ridiculous price for overnight shipping.Don't put your project on hold for 2-4 days for slow shipping.Why not try to fix the broken pin? You have nothing to lose. I accidentally bent a pin on my Attiny85 chip and when I tried...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:25:16 PDT
DIY SOLAR LI ION/ LIPO BATTERY CHARGER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-LI-ION-LIPO-BATTERY-CHARGER/
DIY SOLAR LI ION/ LIPO BATTERY CHARGER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/UAND/ICWG2MRE/FFNUANDICWG2MRE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/UAND/ICWG2MRE/FFNUANDICWG2MRE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/UAND/ICWG2MRE/FFNUANDICWG2MRE.SMALL.jpg deba168 Imagine you are a gadget lover or hobbyist /tinkerer or RC enthusiast and you are going for a camping or outing .Your smart phone/MP3 player battery run out,you have taken a RC Quad Copter,but not able to fly for a long time. So you definitely need a good charger to charge the battery. Am I right ?...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:11:37 PDT
Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-1/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:26:59 PDT
Make a Custom Plush With Your Child's Voice http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Custom-Plush-With-Your-Childs-Voice/
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:22:42 PDT
DIY Spiral Wire Wraps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spiral-Wire-Wraps/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:01:06 PDT
Make a DC motor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-DC-motor/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:53:00 PDT
LUX - an external power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-an-external-power-button/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:44:09 PDT
Adder/Subtractor http://www.instructables.com/id/AdderSubtractor/
Adder/Subtractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/F2M7/ICHHO45I/FTVF2M7ICHHO45I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/F2M7/ICHHO45I/FTVF2M7ICHHO45I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/F2M7/ICHHO45I/FTVF2M7ICHHO45I.SMALL.jpg Asadullah Mughal Hello! friends Welcome to my another Adder and Subtractor project. It's a topic of Digital And Logic Design by Morris Mano (fifth edition) with the help of this you'll know how its work in reality.So let's get started. Circuit diagram With the help of this diagram we build our Adder/Subtractor pr...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:23:29 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Home Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT-Home-/
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Home Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SMALL.jpg LightBug This is tutorial four of the series where I take electronic devices which you normal control using an Arduino, to the internet using a Spark Core. After talking about the basics it time to raise the level a little bit and start taking everyday electronics to the internet.In this tutorial I'm going t...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:27:29 PDT
Track Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Track-Soldering/
Track Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/73K5/ICEMXK1I/FSO73K5ICEMXK1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/73K5/ICEMXK1I/FSO73K5ICEMXK1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/73K5/ICEMXK1I/FSO73K5ICEMXK1I.SMALL.jpg rjawale Making a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is not very difficult. Its fun if you're making it for the first time. But after making couple of PCBs one may get bored.Like in my case, for the first time I was very excited. Then eventually PCB making was so boring. Everytime I had to design the schematic usin...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:16:28 PDT
LED Night Light (Dark Sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Night-Light-Dark-Sensor/
LED Night Light (Dark Sensor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/ILAG/ICG296UF/F3JILAGICG296UF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/ILAG/ICG296UF/F3JILAGICG296UF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/ILAG/ICG296UF/F3JILAGICG296UF.SMALL.jpg vonPongrac Many children are afraid of darkness. I was one of them. For children to fall asleep more easily one can install so called night light into wall socket. Those have series disadvantage: you must remove night light if you want to use that socket. What if you could make small portable, battery powered ...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:57:39 PDT
Arduino Plays Piano Tiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Plays-Piano-Tiles/
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:19:12 PDT
Active low decoder (BCD Decimal) http://www.instructables.com/id/Active-low-decoder-BCD-Decimal/
Active low decoder (BCD Decimal) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/AKUE/ICE1T09D/F3CAKUEICE1T09D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/AKUE/ICE1T09D/F3CAKUEICE1T09D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/AKUE/ICE1T09D/F3CAKUEICE1T09D.SMALL.jpg Asadullah Mughal Hello! Instructables Welcome to my active low decoder (BCD Decimal) project. It's a topic of Digital And Logic Design by Morris Mano (fifth edition).I just build it as a hardware. Basics Before starting this project you'll need to know how its work. So with the help of this picture you can unders...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 05:00:33 PDT
Octanis 1: How to Make Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Octanis-1-How-to-Make-Solar-Panels/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:59:38 PDT
Splice Cable Like A Rocket Scientist http://www.instructables.com/id/Splice-Cable-Like-A-Rocket-Scientist/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:31:51 PDT
Taking Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Servo http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT-Servo/
Taking Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Servo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/9WBH/IC6IMCXM/F6L9WBHIC6IMCXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/9WBH/IC6IMCXM/F6L9WBHIC6IMCXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/9WBH/IC6IMCXM/F6L9WBHIC6IMCXM.SMALL.jpg LightBug This is tutorial two of the series where I take electronic devices which you normal control using an Arduino, to the internet using a Spark Core. Do check out the previous instructable as it serves as a basics and I have some details about the spark core written up over there. I have tried to keep t...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:27:03 PDT
Fuente de alimentacion bipolar http://www.instructables.com/id/Fuente-de-alimentacion-bipolar/
Fuente de alimentacion bipolar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/37Y9/ICD7DWJP/F0437Y9ICD7DWJP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/37Y9/ICD7DWJP/F0437Y9ICD7DWJP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F04/37Y9/ICD7DWJP/F0437Y9ICD7DWJP.SMALL.jpg 330ohms Esta fuente de alimentación es un proyecto muy útil para estudiantes de ingeniería, o personas que no quieren invertir en una costosa fuente para sus proyectos de electrónica o para alimentar algún circuito. La fuente tiene dos salidas que proporcionan voltajes fijos, una a 5 V, y la otra a 9 V. Tam...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:59:11 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT/
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OT9O/ICBRWZ54/FR4OT9OICBRWZ54.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OT9O/ICBRWZ54/FR4OT9OICBRWZ54.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OT9O/ICBRWZ54/FR4OT9OICBRWZ54.SMALL.jpg LightBug After experimenting and having fun with IoT using a Spark Core, I realized I could add a series of tutorials up on Instructables. So this instructable is the first of a series of instructables, in which I'm going to show you how to connect your everyday electronics to the internet. The micro-control...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:27:43 PDT
Elderly Care Monitor (Intel IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Elderly-Care-Monitor-Intel-IoT/
Elderly Care Monitor (Intel IoT) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/CIDG/IC6IECRM/FXPCIDGIC6IECRM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/CIDG/IC6IECRM/FXPCIDGIC6IECRM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/CIDG/IC6IECRM/FXPCIDGIC6IECRM.SMALL.jpg magic_toaster OverviewThis is an Instructable for a monitoring and alerting device for someone such as an elderly person who may be on their own at times during the day or night and who may be at risk of falling or may require some assistance during that time. The concept for the device is based on an Intel Edis...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 01:24:39 PDT
VU Meter Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/VU-Meter-Speakers/
VU Meter Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SMALL.jpg IamTeknik A VU meter is a standard measuring instrument which measures volume in audio equipment. If you open up your recording devices on Windows, you can see a digital Volume Unit (VU) meter which shows the audio level. You get analog and digital displays and each level is typically marked off with a dB val...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:34:42 PDT
Print Conductive Circuits With An Inkjet Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-Conductive-Circuits-With-An-Inkjet-Printer/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:20:40 PDT
Statistical Process Control for Capacitors, Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Statistical-Process-Control-for-Capacitors-Part-1/
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:36:53 PDT
How To Make Cheap PVC Project Enclosures and Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Cheap-PVC-Project-Enclosures-and-Boxes/
How To Make Cheap PVC Project Enclosures and Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/Q4DA/IC2A3IX0/FNDQ4DAIC2A3IX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/Q4DA/IC2A3IX0/FNDQ4DAIC2A3IX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/Q4DA/IC2A3IX0/FNDQ4DAIC2A3IX0.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens I love working with PVC. One of my favorite materials is the vinyl fence posts available at Home Depot and Lowes. It's easy to cut and turn into all kinds of things. The first thing I did with this material was to make project boxes. Here's how I do it. Making the Box I used a 4"x4" PVC fence pos...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:40:33 PDT
WiFi / Internet Controlled Relays using ESP8266 - Quick, 30 minutes IoT project http://www.instructables.com/id/WiFi-Internet-Controlled-Relays-using-ESP8266-Quic/
WiFi / Internet Controlled Relays using ESP8266 - Quick, 30 minutes IoT project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/N9OK/IC4MPYIK/FLWN9OKIC4MPYIK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/N9OK/IC4MPYIK/FLWN9OKIC4MPYIK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/N9OK/IC4MPYIK/FLWN9OKIC4MPYIK.SMALL.jpg Robokits ESP8266 is a very popular device for IoT these days. ESP8266 is easily available as a module. Its a small and dirt cheap device which has a inbuilt controller running at 80Mhz and with optional firmware it can be used as a stand alone device without a microcontroller like arduino.Video of working pr...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:50:32 PDT
BagLight http://www.instructables.com/id/BagLight/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:04:32 PDT
GoPro external charging cable http://www.instructables.com/id/GoPro-external-charging-cable/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:19:20 PDT
Ethernet tester keychain by touch http://www.instructables.com/id/Ethernet-tester-keychain-by-touch/
Ethernet tester keychain by touch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/HBCG/IBYWZAXQ/FCKHBCGIBYWZAXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/HBCG/IBYWZAXQ/FCKHBCGIBYWZAXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/HBCG/IBYWZAXQ/FCKHBCGIBYWZAXQ.SMALL.jpg Narzan Qarma Ethernet tester keychain by touchI use Ethernet tester on usual basis and many times I found myself in a place where I do not have it in my hand. So, I made mine :)A simple, easy, light Ethernet tester that I can carry it in my pocket or use it as a keychain.I used watch battery that will last for t...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:23:02 PDT
DIY Prototype Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacture http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Prototype-Printed-Circuit-Board-PCB-Manufactur/
DIY Prototype Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SMALL.jpg JackDavies I have built a number of projects that required PCBs to work as well as they do, I produced a number of boards for my Ultimaker 3D Printer project and I thought I would document the process of making PCBs from scratch! For the prototype stage I manufactured the boards myself as it would have been t...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 06:11:47 PDT
Garage Door Fingerprint Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Fingerprint-Scanning-garage-Door-Opener/
Garage Door Fingerprint Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/5ONR/IBV0H7UA/FK55ONRIBV0H7UA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/5ONR/IBV0H7UA/FK55ONRIBV0H7UA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/5ONR/IBV0H7UA/FK55ONRIBV0H7UA.SMALL.jpg albedozero This is an electronic garage door opener designed around a SparkFun GT-511C1R fingerprint scanner. There is already a very good instructable by user nodcah that describes how to build almost this exact device, from which I took 99% of my inspiration. I'm posting this to easily share with my local ma...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 19:26:47 PDT
A multipurpose business card http://www.instructables.com/id/A-multipurpose-business-card/
A multipurpose business card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/PCNV/IBUXMP86/FWDPCNVIBUXMP86.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/PCNV/IBUXMP86/FWDPCNVIBUXMP86.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/PCNV/IBUXMP86/FWDPCNVIBUXMP86.SMALL.jpg Dimitris Platis Stand out from the competition with an easy to make (as easy as editing few lines in a text file) PCB business card!First impressions matter, but what about… the second ones? Say you have met a potential employer or business partner, awed them with your skills, personality, knowledge (or your intera...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:02:27 PDT
InstaKISS : Networked Picture Frames http://www.instructables.com/id/InstaKISS-Networked-Picture-Frames/
InstaKISS : Networked Picture Frames - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/1TFP/IBUXNDL8/FTV1TFPIBUXNDL8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/1TFP/IBUXNDL8/FTV1TFPIBUXNDL8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/1TFP/IBUXNDL8/FTV1TFPIBUXNDL8.SMALL.jpg push_reset These frames are connected to the internet, which allows you to instantly send a kiss to a loved one. When my boyfriend and I were in a long distance relationship (for one and half years!), we communicated anyway that we could. We talked on the phone, sent presents and cards, fought through text and...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:24:47 PDT
Legend of Zelda Musical Chest http://www.instructables.com/id/Legend-of-Zelda-Musical-Chest/
Legend of Zelda Musical Chest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/5CG2/IBTET1Q8/FB05CG2IBTET1Q8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/5CG2/IBTET1Q8/FB05CG2IBTET1Q8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/5CG2/IBTET1Q8/FB05CG2IBTET1Q8.SMALL.jpg bprew1 As many of you know the Legend of Zelda is one of the most popular video game series to have ever been made. The Ocarina of Time is probably the most popular game in the series having a total of 7.6 million copies sold during it's lifetime. One of the most iconic features of the Ocarina of Time is w...
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:33:36 PDT
DIY Portable Mini Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Mini-Monitor/
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 08:03:14 PDT
E-Origami "Creating Electronic Paper Frogs" http://www.instructables.com/id/E-Origami-Creating-Electronic-Paper-Frogs/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:54:42 PDT
Make Your Own Rechargeable Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Rechargable-Battery/
Make Your Own Rechargeable Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/HB27/IBL6A5S4/FUVHB27IBL6A5S4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/HB27/IBL6A5S4/FUVHB27IBL6A5S4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/HB27/IBL6A5S4/FUVHB27IBL6A5S4.SMALL.jpg Gursimran Singh 425 Batteries. Needed for just about every electronic project, electronics revolve around them. But think about it, What happens once they lose their power?We throw them aside. These batteries are building up in our landfills, so I set myself to find out how to reuse them.This project is very environmen...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 01:22:32 PDT
Brushless DC electric motor (with hall sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Brushless-DC-electric-motor-with-hall-sensor/
Brushless DC electric motor (with hall sensor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/VNXO/IBJTJXRC/FWQVNXOIBJTJXRC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/VNXO/IBJTJXRC/FWQVNXOIBJTJXRC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/VNXO/IBJTJXRC/FWQVNXOIBJTJXRC.SMALL.jpg simpletronic This DC electric motor project uses a Hall sensor to detect the position of the rotor and turn on the electromagnet in the precise moment. Overview of device Circuit diagram & main components Sensor: UGN-3503-U hall sensorIC1: LM358N (dual OP amp)IC2: ...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:20:36 PDT
Simple Home Made PCB layout Using 'eagle software' http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Home-Made-PCB-layout-Using-eagle-software/
Simple Home Made PCB layout Using 'eagle software' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SMALL.jpg hemaraj (UPDATED ON : 09/07/2015) Surprise for viewers I have earned pro membership for that i got promo codes & offers from these websites (adafruit, lion brand yarns, lumi, pijuice, pisupply, brainybits).Anybody who want buy anything from those sites Click Here there i have posted all the promo code whic...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:24:39 PDT
Make a Personalized Childrens' Audio Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Personalized-Childrens-Audio-Book/
Make a Personalized Childrens' Audio Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/ZV2U/IBJ74G2T/FKCZV2UIBJ74G2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/ZV2U/IBJ74G2T/FKCZV2UIBJ74G2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/ZV2U/IBJ74G2T/FKCZV2UIBJ74G2T.SMALL.jpg newdigitalboy In this Instructable you're going to record your own voice and make a personalized childrens' book! It's a really fun project and makes a special keepsake or gift.In this example I'm using the timeless classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (HarperCollins Publishers), but of course you ...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:11:10 PDT
How to use a Breadboard (with example) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-Breadboard-with-example/
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:40:41 PDT
Measuring low resistance / 4-wire on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Measuring-low-resistance-4-wire-on-the-cheap/
Measuring low resistance / 4-wire on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/DIIP/IBHRYSP5/FZUDIIPIBHRYSP5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/DIIP/IBHRYSP5/FZUDIIPIBHRYSP5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/DIIP/IBHRYSP5/FZUDIIPIBHRYSP5.SMALL.jpg SA007 When measuring very low resistances the problem quickly arises that every multimeter sucks in measuring very low resistances.Most multimeters 'give up' below 10 ohms, taking very long to get a result and the accuracy is horrible.There are meters that can measure low resistances, which are 4-wire res...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:04:34 PDT
DIY Light Up Dalek Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Light-Up-Dalek-Helmet/
DIY Light Up Dalek Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/HG3Z/IBHRWULI/FZAHG3ZIBHRWULI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/HG3Z/IBHRWULI/FZAHG3ZIBHRWULI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/HG3Z/IBHRWULI/FZAHG3ZIBHRWULI.SMALL.jpg SLOMakerSpace Here's an easy electronics project for your favorite Dr. Who fan! Many of my helmet materials were found around the house or at Goodwill, so you can substitute in parts that are about the same size/shape. I used: Plastic army-style helmet. Goodwill carries these around Halloween.Black spray paintSi...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:20:25 PDT
Nixie Driver HAT http://www.instructables.com/id/Nixie-Driver-HAT/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:55:33 PDT
Pen solder feeder hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Pen-solder-feeder-hack/
Pen solder feeder hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SMALL.jpg ptkrf Hi! Today I have a special soldering quick tip for you: how to create an ultra cheap solder feeder. Once you start using it, it's much like with soldering fume extractor: you didn't know you needed one until you tried using it. And much like building a fume extractor, solder feeder is just as easy t...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:07:13 PDT
Three Transistor Short Wave Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Transistor-Short-Wave-Radio/
Three Transistor Short Wave Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RDY5/IB8Q9H9I/F7HRDY5IB8Q9H9I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RDY5/IB8Q9H9I/F7HRDY5IB8Q9H9I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RDY5/IB8Q9H9I/F7HRDY5IB8Q9H9I.SMALL.jpg netzener The 60's and 70's were the golden age of electronic kit building. The novice had a great many educational kits to choose from that taught basic skills and electronics theory while assembling a device that could do something useful or entertaining. An advanced builder could use "sweat equity" to ine...
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:02:55 PDT
How to make a speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-speaker-4/
How to make a speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/TKG5/IB8I52X9/FT3TKG5IB8I52X9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/TKG5/IB8I52X9/FT3TKG5IB8I52X9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/TKG5/IB8I52X9/FT3TKG5IB8I52X9.SMALL.jpg argha halder Hey everyone!Have you ever wondered how speakers in your phone or your headphones create sound? It might seem complicated, but as a matter of fact, it is quite simple, and you could even make your own speaker with some scrap materials and a bit of time. In this instructable I am going to show you o...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:31:28 PDT