Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:16:15 PDT BLOX v1.01 How I Build an Electronic Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-Build-an-Electronic-Kit/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 17:20:49 PDT
Payphone Keypad Breakout http://www.instructables.com/id/Payphone-Keypad-Breakout/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 21:02:55 PDT
Display letters and words on the oscilloscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Display-letters-and-words-on-the-oscilloscope/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 13:23:37 PDT
VHF-UHF RF Sniffer http://www.instructables.com/id/VHF-UHF-RF-Sniffer/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 20:35:40 PDT
Zombie hands or the walking dead http://www.instructables.com/id/Zombie-hands-or-the-walking-dead/
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Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:50:51 PDT
Electric Guitar Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Guitar-Pickup/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:05:51 PDT
Simple Arm made with DC motors http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arm-made-with-DC-motors/
Simple Arm made with DC motors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/6KYE/IDZSEMF2/FBR6KYEIDZSEMF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/6KYE/IDZSEMF2/FBR6KYEIDZSEMF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/6KYE/IDZSEMF2/FBR6KYEIDZSEMF2.SMALL.jpg ahmadsaeed Tools:- #4 DC motors with gear box- #1 wheel for the DC motor- #2 L293D motor driver- #8 Push buttons- #8 10k resistors - #1 9v batteryNote: if you are curious to know how the DC motors work from inside, you may watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAtPHANEfQo Controlling ...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 04:12:31 PDT
Hacking the latest version of Staples 'Easy' Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-the-latest-version-of-Staples-Easy-Button/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:47:18 PDT
E-Waste Speaker! http://www.instructables.com/id/E-Waste-Speaker/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:49:06 PDT
Making Squishy Circuits from COTS Playdough http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Squishy-Circuits-from-COTS-Playdough/
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:25:31 PDT
Turn Your Entire Phone into a Touchscreen http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Entire-Phone-into-a-Touchscreen/
Turn Your Entire Phone into a Touchscreen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/SMVS/IDYPD6GI/FYTSMVSIDYPD6GI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/SMVS/IDYPD6GI/FYTSMVSIDYPD6GI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYT/SMVS/IDYPD6GI/FYTSMVSIDYPD6GI.SMALL.jpg nodcah Through avid use of my smartphone, I found that while playing some games my hands were positioned awkwardly, making it challenging to reach some of the controls. I figured most of the phone's blank space could be put to use, so I came up with an idea: make a tape that transfers your touch to a diffe...
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:08:27 PDT
50,000V High Voltage Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/50000V-High-Voltage-Power-Supply/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:12:00 PDT
ESP8266 Automatic Router Restart http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Automatic-Router-Restart/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:12:24 PDT
Cheap And Easy 12V Clip Lights For The Off Grid World http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-And-Easy-12V-Clip-Lights-For-Your-Micro-Sola/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:41:44 PDT
Outlet Control panel( w/ soldering guide) http://www.instructables.com/id/Outlet-Control-panel-w-soldering-guide/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:34:28 PDT
Linear Adjustable Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Linear-Adjustable-Power-Supply/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:26:00 PDT
Turn your lights on with clapping?! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-your-lights-on-with-clapping/
Turn your lights on with clapping?! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/TGYM/IDON3XMD/FCXTGYMIDON3XMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/TGYM/IDON3XMD/FCXTGYMIDON3XMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/TGYM/IDON3XMD/FCXTGYMIDON3XMD.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab Wouldn't it be nice to turn on your lights without getting off the couch? In this project I am going to show you how to build a simple Arduino clap circuit which can turn on and off all kinds of AC appliances. Let's get started! Watch the video! The video gives you an overview on how to build thi...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 08:23:05 PDT
Intel Edison Noise Alarm (Intel IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-Edison-Noise-Alarm-Intel-IoT/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 20:00:21 PDT
Super recycled benchtop power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-recycled-benchtop-power-supply/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:25:47 PDT
Internet Enabled Fridge: A First Foray into Internet of Things http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Enabled-Fridge-A-First-Foray-into-Interne/
Internet Enabled Fridge: A First Foray into Internet of Things - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/9PCW/IDLI1VKP/FCK9PCWIDLI1VKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/9PCW/IDLI1VKP/FCK9PCWIDLI1VKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/9PCW/IDLI1VKP/FCK9PCWIDLI1VKP.SMALL.jpg pjensen Hello Everybody! I had an issue with the freezer in our house. Once in a while, the freezer would fail to close fully, either bouncing open or getting slightly propped open. This small gap was enough of a gap to allow hot, moist air inside of the freezer. The water would condense on the evaporator c...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:34:06 PDT
Soldering multiple wires for a distribution joint http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-multiple-wires-for-a-distribution-joint/
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:36:33 PDT
Compact Component Storage System http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Component-Storage-System/
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:24:51 PDT
Beginners Video Tutorial Series For IoT With Intel Edison ( IntelIot) http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Tutorial-Series-For-IoT-With-Intel-Ediso/
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Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:30:32 PDT
Harvesting Surface-Mount Components http://www.instructables.com/id/Harvesting-Surface-Mount-Components/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:54:19 PDT
Mobile Controlled Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Controlled-Car/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 00:45:20 PDT
DIY Solar Powered USB Mobile Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Powered-USB-Mobile-Charger/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:03:48 PDT
Charging Station Suitcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Charging-Station-Suitcase/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 06:59:47 PDT
DIY Mini Phone Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Phone-Speakers/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:33:49 PDT
Basic Electronic components http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronic-components/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 13:28:36 PDT
DIY Pyralux for Flexible Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Flexible-Circuit-or-DIY-Pyralux/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:20:48 PDT
Prank Vibrating Mint Tin - Code it Yourself! http://www.instructables.com/id/Prank-Vibrating-Mint-Tin-Code-it-Yourself/
Prank Vibrating Mint Tin - Code it Yourself! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/9878/IDBHWROR/F379878IDBHWROR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/9878/IDBHWROR/F379878IDBHWROR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/9878/IDBHWROR/F379878IDBHWROR.SMALL.jpg AlexFW In this instructable we build an extremely amusing prank mint box that vibrates and makes tons of noise when either opened or just picked up. It is pretty easy to do, and chances are you have most of the parts already lying around your house if you're into electronics. Let's get started, shall we? ...
By: AlexFW

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:21:46 PDT
12V mini, wearable, mobile power source: http://www.instructables.com/id/12V-mini-wearable-mobile-power-source/
12V mini, wearable, mobile power source: - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/WT0R/IDA2KDXG/FJTWT0RIDA2KDXG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/WT0R/IDA2KDXG/FJTWT0RIDA2KDXG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJT/WT0R/IDA2KDXG/FJTWT0RIDA2KDXG.SMALL.jpg merkabalite Finding a power source small enough to hide, yet powerful enough to feed your LEDs is not easy. This tutorial will show you how to build your own 12V power source for your DIY projects. No shock, No solder, No glue!Under my relaxed tests, this 12V battery source has powered a 9 LED strip for 50 hour...
By: merkabalite

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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 03:05:00 PDT
Choosing Greener Power Supplies http://www.instructables.com/id/Choosing-Greener-Power-Supplies/
Choosing Greener Power Supplies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/JDQB/IDBHXG6Q/FTXJDQBIDBHXG6Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/JDQB/IDBHXG6Q/FTXJDQBIDBHXG6Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/JDQB/IDBHXG6Q/FTXJDQBIDBHXG6Q.SMALL.jpg Jer_Faludi Saving energy is awesome! Choosing greener power supplies can make your geekadelic project more sustainable in one fell swoop.If you want to save energy when building your new computer, robot, or other gizmo, there's one really easy way to make all of your electronics better: Buy an "80 Plus" certif...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:50:45 PDT
Analog Ultrasound Range Finder http://www.instructables.com/id/Analog-Ultrasound-Range-Finder/
Analog Ultrasound Range Finder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/MQ5D/ID99E5R4/FFTMQ5DID99E5R4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/MQ5D/ID99E5R4/FFTMQ5DID99E5R4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFT/MQ5D/ID99E5R4/FFTMQ5DID99E5R4.SMALL.jpg netzener When I started my career in control systems I was fascinated with the many different ways that machines could be interfaced to the environment they operated in. Limit switches (electrical and optical), encoders, resolvers, strain gauges, thermocouples... the control system engineer had a long list ...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 21:00:42 PDT
Handy Polarity Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/Handy-Polarity-Checker/
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:28:54 PDT
How to Make a Backlit Xbox One Controller Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Backlit-Xbox-One-Controller/
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By: MakeItYoutube

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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:21:04 PDT
Advanced Battery Pack from Cell Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-do-with-you-old-phone/
Advanced Battery Pack from Cell Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/DG3I/ID99CWXJ/FK9DG3IID99CWXJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/DG3I/ID99CWXJ/FK9DG3IID99CWXJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/DG3I/ID99CWXJ/FK9DG3IID99CWXJ.SMALL.jpg skepticaljay Want a great use for you old phones sitting around? Sure you do. I have the perfect solution. Turn them into rechargeable battery packs. Parts and Tools: 1. Screw driver 2. Soldering Iron 3. Multi-meter 4. Solder 5. Flux 6. Wire cutters 7. Knife or razorNote: A battery with a protection circu...
By: skepticaljay

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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:45:10 PDT
Live Reverse Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-Reverse-Engineering/
Live Reverse Engineering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/DQE8/ID7UVJQE/F22DQE8ID7UVJQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/DQE8/ID7UVJQE/F22DQE8ID7UVJQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/DQE8/ID7UVJQE/F22DQE8ID7UVJQE.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison I started in electronics before the advent of the internet and most solid state components, so getting datasheets and schematics was not easy for me. Today with manufactures making custom ICs and LCDs for everything from phones to video games, tinkers that salvage components from old electronics are...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:28:06 PDT
Fabricating PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/developing-PCB/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:36:03 PDT
Light Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Sensor-1/
Light Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/KN5G/ID5S6KIH/FPIKN5GID5S6KIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/KN5G/ID5S6KIH/FPIKN5GID5S6KIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/KN5G/ID5S6KIH/FPIKN5GID5S6KIH.SMALL.jpg ThisIsSteve In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to build a really simple, light sensor, this uses an LDR. What is an LDRA Light Dependent Resistor (LDR) is a device whose resistance decrease with the respect to the light incident on it, it is also called photo-resistor.This project can be used to detect ...
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:33:07 PDT
Mechanical Prototyping Pencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Prototyping-Pencil/
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:31:00 PDT
Tic-Tac TV Remote Jammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Tic-Tac-TV-Remote-Jammer/
Tic-Tac TV Remote Jammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1FU/ID1HYBJF/F0ZY1FUID1HYBJF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1FU/ID1HYBJF/F0ZY1FUID1HYBJF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1FU/ID1HYBJF/F0ZY1FUID1HYBJF.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim That moment you take your eyes off the TV remote for just a second, because of which it falls into the hands of your annoying sibling. Yes, fighting for control over the TV is a daily struggle for many. But the TV Remote Jammer shown in this Instructable, will make everyone else stop dead in their t...
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Sat, 8 Aug 2015 01:30:36 PDT
What is a Bad Capacitor? http://www.instructables.com/id/What-is-a-Bad-Capacitor/
What is a Bad Capacitor? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/QWI3/ID1SR7FQ/F97QWI3ID1SR7FQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/QWI3/ID1SR7FQ/F97QWI3ID1SR7FQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/QWI3/ID1SR7FQ/F97QWI3ID1SR7FQ.SMALL.jpg pfred2 A troubling trend in our technological society today is when good capacitors (caps) go bad. Perhaps this is a phenomena that you have heard of somewhere in passing, but do not know as much about as you'd like to?In which case you have come to the right place! Because in this article I will endeavour...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 15:38:01 PDT
DIY MOSFET Motor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-MOSFET-Motor-Controller/
DIY MOSFET Motor Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/471S/ID0PML04/FU5471SID0PML04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/471S/ID0PML04/FU5471SID0PML04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/471S/ID0PML04/FU5471SID0PML04.SMALL.jpg zeropt This is a simple to build motor controller. It is handy for many projects using a motor controlled by a micro-controller. It can be used as an Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) and has forward and reverse control. It can be used in robotics, remote control projects, portable vehicles and most thin...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 16:10:30 PDT
Conductak Business Card Flashlight! http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductak-Business-Card-Flashlight/
Conductak Business Card Flashlight! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/4WRN/ID02F3R2/FQU4WRNID02F3R2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/4WRN/ID02F3R2/FQU4WRNID02F3R2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/4WRN/ID02F3R2/FQU4WRNID02F3R2.SMALL.jpg Conductak If you've been to an event such as the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire or the Santa Monica Proof of Concept Innovation Fair, you may have picked up a business card from Conductak, the conductive sticky tack. The back of the card has a mysterious diagram with a link to the Conductak Instructables page. Wha...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 14:10:31 PDT
Rig A Car Horn To Your Alarmclock! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-The-Worlds-Loudest-Alarmclock/
Rig A Car Horn To Your Alarmclock! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/YBQ8/ID0POCWA/FLAYBQ8ID0POCWA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/YBQ8/ID0POCWA/FLAYBQ8ID0POCWA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/YBQ8/ID0POCWA/FLAYBQ8ID0POCWA.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Tired of being late for something? Is your alarm clock not noisy enough? Why not rig a car horn to your alarm clock!? Here's a guide that will teach you how to do so. ~If you prefer watching videos. Here's a full video tutorial I made. Enjoy! Please do check my new YT channel: TechBuilderIf you l...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 20:33:55 PDT
DIY Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Soldering-Station-1/
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By: silentbogo

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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 12:33:19 PDT
How to Connect Chromecast to a Projector http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Connect-Chromecast-to-a-Projector/
How to Connect Chromecast to a Projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/ZGAG/HRCK3RF6/F4TZGAGHRCK3RF6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/ZGAG/HRCK3RF6/F4TZGAGHRCK3RF6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/ZGAG/HRCK3RF6/F4TZGAGHRCK3RF6.SMALL.jpg wilfr3d What is Chromecast? Chromecast is digital media player device that was created by Google. This device will works almost independently on your projector streaming video and sound content from applications like Netflix, Hulu, Youtube, HBOGo, as well as directly from the a computer’s browser with li...
By: wilfr3d

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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:16:13 PST
DIY Travel Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Travel-Speakers/
DIY Travel Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/K7MB/ICX7T07H/F6IK7MBICX7T07H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/K7MB/ICX7T07H/F6IK7MBICX7T07H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/K7MB/ICX7T07H/F6IK7MBICX7T07H.SMALL.jpg Saiyam Do you face a situation in your life that while travelling, camping or in outdoors you and your friends/relatives want to hear to some music which has to be loud? In such a situation you would plug in your earphones, raise the volume, just relax and listen to music. But what about others? Speakers c...
By: Saiyam

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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:52:44 PDT
Resistor storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Resistor-storage/
Resistor storage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/J8VI/ICX7PTZG/FR0J8VIICX7PTZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/J8VI/ICX7PTZG/FR0J8VIICX7PTZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/J8VI/ICX7PTZG/FR0J8VIICX7PTZG.SMALL.jpg mxx Storing resistors in envelopes or small plastic bags is an obvious way of storing them in a way that makes them easily retrievable. I followed the same route, but in a way I think has some extra benefits: It's very easy to find a specific resistor and retrieve it without getting bags/envelopes mixed...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 05:04:45 PDT