Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:25:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
Chemical and drilling free, card PCBs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/Q2BO/HZ3YB8Q0/F90Q2BOHZ3YB8Q0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/Q2BO/HZ3YB8Q0/F90Q2BOHZ3YB8Q0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/Q2BO/HZ3YB8Q0/F90Q2BOHZ3YB8Q0.SMALL.jpg jefffolly Most of us who are into electronics feel the need to produce a PCB for our new project. However, if like me you cant etch at home you're limited to using strip-board. The obvious alternative, getting a prototype PCB made is both expensive and fraught with difficulties. What if you pay your money but...
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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/
DIY - USB OSCILLOSCOPE IN A MATCHBOX - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/SIM6/HMEXSYX5/F7YSIM6HMEXSYX5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/SIM6/HMEXSYX5/F7YSIM6HMEXSYX5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/SIM6/HMEXSYX5/F7YSIM6HMEXSYX5.SMALL.jpg ajoyraman I present a "BEST OF CLASS", "Full-Featured"  DIY-USB OSCILLOSCOPE which is  "Truly DIY". My aim is to provide a cheap  Digital-Storage-Oscilloscope for Students,  Budding Engineers and the Hobbyist. This USB-Oscilloscope could be part of the laboratory equipment in educational establishments. ...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:01:13 PDT
DIY Bluetooth Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Headphones/
DIY Bluetooth Headphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/FM6H/HYTI3VTL/FLKFM6HHYTI3VTL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/FM6H/HYTI3VTL/FLKFM6HHYTI3VTL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/FM6H/HYTI3VTL/FLKFM6HHYTI3VTL.SMALL.jpg silentbogo Tired of ripping wires on your headset? Don't like the feel of being "chained" to your computer? Then you came to the right place!This is a quick DIY project. It can be done in less than 2 hours if you are familiar with the topic, and no more than 1 evening for a complete newbie.The main objective i...
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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/
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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/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:26:27 PDT
littleBits Buggy http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Buggy/
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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/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:36:29 PDT
Inductance/Capacitance Meter Saga http://www.instructables.com/id/InductanceCapacitance-Meter-Saga/
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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/
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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/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 12:57:43 PDT
Designer Electronics Gadgets http://www.instructables.com/id/Designer-Electronics-Gadgets/
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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/
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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 ...
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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/
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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
CUSTOM BUILD 4WD BLUETOOTH RC ROBOT USING PVC http://www.instructables.com/id/CUSTOM-BUILD-4WD-BLUETOOTH-RC-ROBOT-USING-PVC/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:10:08 PDT
Home Technology Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Technology-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/WB4E/HWS3JM1G/F4KWB4EHWS3JM1G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/WB4E/HWS3JM1G/F4KWB4EHWS3JM1G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4K/WB4E/HWS3JM1G/F4KWB4EHWS3JM1G.SMALL.jpg jessyratfink Here at Instructables we love to make stuff that makes life easier. AUTOMATE ALL THE THINGS!!In the spirit of making your daily life a bit more simple, we're running a Home Technology Contest with Phidgets! Have a look below to see some of the great home technology projects our authors have already ...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:24:27 PDT
ISS Overhead http://www.instructables.com/id/ISS-Overhead/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:39:50 PDT
Basic Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:10:37 PST
Knit a Working Circuit Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Knit-a-Working-Circuit-Board/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:16:41 PDT
Phaser Guitar Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Phaser-Guitar-Pedal/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:48:21 PDT
Motion Activated AC Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-AC-Switch/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:09:33 PDT
Mini Audio Transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Audio-Transmitter/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:52:07 PDT
Toner transfer for PCB : Flamethrower Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Toner-transfer-for-PCB-Flamethrower-Style/
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Sat, 7 Jun 2014 21:07:37 PDT
Controlling Motors with a Cell Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Motors-with-a-Cell-Phone/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:43:58 PDT
Danish Krown Slide-Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Danish-Krown-Slide-Switch/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 07:05:00 PDT
littleBits 8-bit Jukebox http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-8-bit-Jukebox/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:21:17 PDT
GEMS DEAD BATTERY FLASHLIGHT http://www.instructables.com/id/GEMS-DEAD-BATTERY-FLASH-LIGHT/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 03:26:31 PDT
How to Change Game Boy Cartridge Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-Game-Boy-Cartridge-Battery/
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Wed, 4 Jun 2014 20:42:00 PDT
Can the sparks from a tesla coil roast marshmallows? http://www.instructables.com/id/Can-the-sparks-from-a-tesla-coil-roast-marshmallow/
Can the sparks from a tesla coil roast marshmallows? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/PFZH/HVTWHR8Q/FJJPFZHHVTWHR8Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/PFZH/HVTWHR8Q/FJJPFZHHVTWHR8Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/PFZH/HVTWHR8Q/FJJPFZHHVTWHR8Q.SMALL.jpg abugslife99 Can the sparks from a tesla coil roast marshmallows?(Cautionary note - we had an expert in the group to help with safety issues). Diagram First a diagram of what we are building. Winding the coil A rig was built to help wind the secondary coil. Top load The top load is made out of a wacky n...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 09:06:35 PDT