Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 1 Aug 2015 15:49:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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
Taking Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Servo http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT-Servo/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:27:03 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT/
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:27:43 PDT
Garage Door Fingerprint Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Fingerprint-Scanning-garage-Door-Opener/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 19:26:47 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
Piolin electronic musical instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Piolin-electronic-musical-instrument/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:27:17 PDT
Laser Cut SphereBot http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-SphereBot/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:09:59 PDT
DIY MIDI BASED CONTROLLER (DRUMS) - TOWER OF POWER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-MIDI-BASED-CONTROLLER-DRUMS-TOWER-OF-POWER/
DIY MIDI BASED CONTROLLER (DRUMS) - TOWER OF POWER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/76JP/IAGMHHKY/F8G76JPIAGMHHKY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/76JP/IAGMHHKY/F8G76JPIAGMHHKY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/76JP/IAGMHHKY/F8G76JPIAGMHHKY.SMALL.jpg Niki Filitonga Here are step-by-step instructions into making your very own Tower of Power !!! The Tower of Power is a new MIDI based controller in which you are able to perform your drum samples like the Bop It! Ever wanted to throw your MIDI controller around in your hands whilst being able to trigger your beats...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 20:07:03 PDT
How to Use Computer Registers - Lesson 1 - Bit Basics, Masking, Logic Operations http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-Computer-Registers-Lesson-1-Bit-Basics-/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 18:15:47 PDT
BallerStats http://www.instructables.com/id/BallerStats/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 10:26:44 PDT
PCB designing and isolation milling using only free Software http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-designing-and-isolationmilling-only-using-free/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:17:01 PDT
Arduino-Programmable LED Infinity Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Programmable-LED-Infinity-Mirror/
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Sat, 16 May 2015 00:01:53 PDT
Fading RGB Keyboard Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Fading-RGB-Keyboard-Light/
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Fri, 1 May 2015 14:00:14 PDT
Small Electronic Experiment Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Electronic-Experiment-Station/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 03:29:38 PDT
Sleek ESP8266 Breadboard Adapter with Pin LABEL http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleek-ESP8266-Breadboard-Adapter-with-Pin-LABEL/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:12:07 PST
Yet Another DIY Flex Circuits Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-DIY-Flex-Circuits-Tutorial/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 07:06:03 PST
Make your own LED Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-LED-Bar/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:12:39 PST
Winter Weather Face Shield with Defogger Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Winter-Weather-Face-Shield-with-Defogger-Fans/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:53:20 PST
Resistor companion http://www.instructables.com/id/Resistor-companion/
Resistor companion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/LDWT/I3KBSND6/FSQLDWTI3KBSND6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/LDWT/I3KBSND6/FSQLDWTI3KBSND6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/LDWT/I3KBSND6/FSQLDWTI3KBSND6.SMALL.jpg kokpat I know how to calculate the resistance of the resistor, but as a hobbyist, I never remember the color code and the equation. Moreover, I did not get the difference between "orange" and "red" color for those old 5% carbon resistor.One of the direct method to know the resistance is using multimeter, b...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:34:57 PST
Digital Chord Chart http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Chord-Chart/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:54:46 PST
Persistence of Vision Bauble. POV Decoration. http://www.instructables.com/id/Persistence-of-Vision-Bauble-POV-Decoration/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 06:49:15 PST
Halloween Talking Skull with Animated Eyes http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Talking-Skull-with-Animated-Eyes/
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:08:46 PST
DIY Solar+Wind House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST
Motorized Evil Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Evil-Shield/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:36:01 PST
"Easy" Made Railgun http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Made-Railgun/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:24:18 PDT
Retro Tech Shades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Tech-Shades/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:51:34 PDT
Planterbot - The Plant Monitoring Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Planterbot-The-Plant-Monitoring-Robot/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:09:41 PDT
Computer aided plant care system http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-aided-plant-care-system/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:45:57 PDT
Automated Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Garden/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:15:05 PDT
Automatic bike lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-bike-lights/
Automatic bike lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0DKT/I0R0TSVR/F2C0DKTI0R0TSVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0DKT/I0R0TSVR/F2C0DKTI0R0TSVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0DKT/I0R0TSVR/F2C0DKTI0R0TSVR.SMALL.jpg simsalapim It's funny how small things sometimes can be so hard to remember. Stuff like watering your plants, putting your phone in silent mode during a meeting and locking the bathroom door.Plants may die, colleagues may glare and the embarrassment of bathroom blunders may wear off. But there are situations w...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:44:59 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/
DIY Small Bench Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/FJGI/I06J8GKY/FJGFJGII06J8GKY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/FJGI/I06J8GKY/FJGFJGII06J8GKY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/FJGI/I06J8GKY/FJGFJGII06J8GKY.SMALL.jpg newtonn2 This is a small bench power supply that I made some time ago, and because I was very busy I couldn't do the instructable for it. I do apologise for taking so long, I hope it was worth the wait :).After making my Mini Adjustable Power Supply I was very happy with it, but I was missing a more accurate...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:59:29 PDT
Mapping the innards of a keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Mapping-the-innards-of-a-keyboard/
Mapping the innards of a keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/VMTN/HZN0VZGV/FOMVMTNHZN0VZGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/VMTN/HZN0VZGV/FOMVMTNHZN0VZGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/VMTN/HZN0VZGV/FOMVMTNHZN0VZGV.SMALL.jpg Sylkhr Hey!This is an instructable about how to map the innards of a keyboard. More specifically, we're going to try to find which contacts connect with each other to create each unique keypress. For those less versed in how keyboard's internals work, the next step will be a quick explanation, with some li...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:54:12 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
CUSTOM BUILD 4WD BLUETOOTH RC ROBOT USING PVC http://www.instructables.com/id/CUSTOM-BUILD-4WD-BLUETOOTH-RC-ROBOT-USING-PVC/
CUSTOM BUILD 4WD BLUETOOTH RC ROBOT USING PVC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XDHU/HWVAWF7K/F5XXDHUHWVAWF7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XDHU/HWVAWF7K/F5XXDHUHWVAWF7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/XDHU/HWVAWF7K/F5XXDHUHWVAWF7K.SMALL.jpg tominjose Hi guys this is my second project done by pvc , you may wonder why i choose pvs to built my projects, coz i have bunch of pvc which are leftovers of my house plumping work .and i dont wanna waste them . PROJECT DETAILSThis is a si...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:10:08 PDT
Controlling Motors with a Cell Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Motors-with-a-Cell-Phone/
Controlling Motors with a Cell Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/8MJ3/HW7QB536/FAJ8MJ3HW7QB536.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/8MJ3/HW7QB536/FAJ8MJ3HW7QB536.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/8MJ3/HW7QB536/FAJ8MJ3HW7QB536.SMALL.jpg thiagohersan I’m working on a project where I want to drive two motors based on signals coming from a cell phone. Something simple. Something that activates every time I get a text message on my phone. There are many ways to do this, I’ll outline the ones I tried and why they did or did not work for me. 99 pro...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:43:58 PDT
littleBits 8-bit Jukebox http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-8-bit-Jukebox/
littleBits 8-bit Jukebox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/YNEA/HW7Q8YY8/FXEYNEAHW7Q8YY8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/YNEA/HW7Q8YY8/FXEYNEAHW7Q8YY8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/YNEA/HW7Q8YY8/FXEYNEAHW7Q8YY8.SMALL.jpg littleBits The 8-bit Jukebox is a chiptune music box powered by littleBits’ new Arduino module. The module is programmed with 4 different songs that playback with a retro, video-game-styled 8-bit sound. To select which song you would like to play, just insert one of the 4 song cartridges into a slot on top ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:21:17 PDT
Electronic Sensor & Component Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Sensor-Component-Tester/
Electronic Sensor & Component Tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/UELD/HVUVVDOD/FZTUELDHVUVVDOD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/UELD/HVUVVDOD/FZTUELDHVUVVDOD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/UELD/HVUVVDOD/FZTUELDHVUVVDOD.SMALL.jpg Jonathanrjpereira This circuit is a low cost Electronic Sensor & Component Tester which is powered by a 9V, 300mA Battery. It does not include any Integrated Circuit(IC), Sensor or Digital Display. This circuit can be used to test any faulty components. Unlike a Digital Multimeter it will not display the values of th...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 06:44:23 PDT
A little breakout board for DIP ICs with output resistors http://www.instructables.com/id/A-little-breakout-board-for-DIP-ICs-with-output-re/
A little breakout board for DIP ICs with output resistors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/1EAI/HV80I1N4/F3O1EAIHV80I1N4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/1EAI/HV80I1N4/F3O1EAIHV80I1N4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/1EAI/HV80I1N4/F3O1EAIHV80I1N4.SMALL.jpg Aars_Man_Tiny Hello all.This is my first instructable! If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to send me a PM.After receiving my cheap (horribly packaged, that's what you get for being a cheapskate) 74HC595 shift registers from China a short while back, I decided it was time to give them a try.I made...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 07:14:22 PDT
Wearable Message Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Wearable-Message-Board/
Wearable Message Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/CXBM/HTZ3EVSK/F7ZCXBMHTZ3EVSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/CXBM/HTZ3EVSK/F7ZCXBMHTZ3EVSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/CXBM/HTZ3EVSK/F7ZCXBMHTZ3EVSK.SMALL.jpg mroy15 I had several 8x8 LED matrices with a MAX7219 driver board lying around for a clock/message board project i'm working on.  I'm heading to RobotFest in MD this weekend with my kid and thought it'd be fun to make a wearable message board to clip on my backpack since I had the parts lying around.   ...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:00:20 PDT
Car Digital Compass & Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Digital-Compass-Thermometer/
Car Digital Compass & Thermometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/R3QR/HGIEW5RI/F3JR3QRHGIEW5RI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/R3QR/HGIEW5RI/F3JR3QRHGIEW5RI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/R3QR/HGIEW5RI/F3JR3QRHGIEW5RI.SMALL.jpg JeonLab I'm not really good at finding places and direction but at least I'm able to read maps and compass. These days, GPS navigation systems are getting more popular, so probably some people would say why I need a  compass. Well, first off, I like gadgets and if I can make one, that will be much better to...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:49:43 PDT
HIGHFIV3D: Desktop Reassurance Device http://www.instructables.com/id/HIGHFIV3D-Desktop-Reassurance-Device/
HIGHFIV3D: Desktop Reassurance Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/SH4V/HTQN76Y0/FH4SH4VHTQN76Y0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/SH4V/HTQN76Y0/FH4SH4VHTQN76Y0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/SH4V/HTQN76Y0/FH4SH4VHTQN76Y0.SMALL.jpg andrewt I had this idea of making an interactive fixture for giving high-fives. Sometimes you need a little dexterous pick-me-up, but actually getting someone to commit to a slap up top and follow through with a heartfelt "You're Awesome!" is pretty hard to come by. Think the double slap popularized by Go...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:56:03 PDT
January 2014 Build Night: EL Wire Nixie Tube http://www.instructables.com/id/January-2014-Build-Night-EL-Wire-Nixie-Tube/
January 2014 Build Night: EL Wire Nixie Tube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/84C3/HS0D05D9/FUQ84C3HS0D05D9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/84C3/HS0D05D9/FUQ84C3HS0D05D9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/84C3/HS0D05D9/FUQ84C3HS0D05D9.SMALL.jpg marty_vance Let's call this the EL-ixie tube for short.  This is one of H3 Laboratories' entries in the January 2014 Build Night With CoolNeon. For those that don't know, see Nixie Tube is a vacuum tube primarily used in Russia and Eastern Europe to display a digit (usually), the same purpose as a 7 segment LE...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:51:24 PST
GLO: The Midnight Message Board and RSS Display http://www.instructables.com/id/GLO-The-Midnight-Message-Board/
GLO: The Midnight Message Board and RSS Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/55QX/HQ3SRF56/FQ655QXHQ3SRF56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/55QX/HQ3SRF56/FQ655QXHQ3SRF56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/55QX/HQ3SRF56/FQ655QXHQ3SRF56.SMALL.jpg Adi M As a little kid, I remember the Glow in the Dark stars and shapes one could stick on their ceiling for night time view, frankly I remember the shapes being extremely boring Older, equipped with some basic electronics knowledge and a deep interest in innovative display systems, I thought of a way of...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:26:04 PST
Salvaging Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvaging-Liquid-Crystal-Displays-LCDs/
Salvaging Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/TR2E/HPG4N8RC/FWRTR2EHPG4N8RC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/TR2E/HPG4N8RC/FWRTR2EHPG4N8RC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/TR2E/HPG4N8RC/FWRTR2EHPG4N8RC.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison Almost all electronics have some sort of human interface, from blinking lights and beeping speakers to seven segment alphanumeric and Liquid Crystal Displays. This Instructable is about salvaging and testing Liquid Crystal Displays, and a couple tricks I know to make salvaging them more successful. ...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:23:20 PST
Aqua Garduino Mini @hydroFishAqua82 http://www.instructables.com/id/Aqua-Garduino-Mini/
Aqua Garduino Mini @hydroFishAqua82 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/A7PV/HP71Z5N6/FJPA7PVHP71Z5N6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/A7PV/HP71Z5N6/FJPA7PVHP71Z5N6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/A7PV/HP71Z5N6/FJPA7PVHP71Z5N6.SMALL.jpg mcmcccarthy Arduino Powered Micro Aquaponic System with Pi Camera and Twitter Feed We are creating an automated aquaponic system with mobile updates via Twitter. Sensors and motors will be controlled from an Arduino while the entire system, including mobile updates, will be orchestrated by a Raspberry Pi. Tw...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:51:20 PST
Paperduino 2.0 with Circuit Scribe - Paper Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Paperduino-20-with-Circuit-Scribe/
Paperduino 2.0 with Circuit Scribe - Paper Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/G7P6/HPBS1OOF/FLZG7P6HPBS1OOF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/G7P6/HPBS1OOF/FLZG7P6HPBS1OOF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/G7P6/HPBS1OOF/FLZG7P6HPBS1OOF.SMALL.jpg Electroninks What if making an Arduino, or wiring up an Arduino was as easy as printing one out? In this tutorial we printed our own Arduino Pro Mini board using a pen plotter and the Electroninks Circuit Scribe (a rollerball pen with highly conductive ink). Within 15 minutes we printed the board, placed compone...
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:49:57 PST
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/4X4X4-LED-Cube-w-Arduino-Uno/
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SMALL.jpg laurenk As someone who is very new to digital electronics this LED cube was fun to make, challenging and a great lesson in soldering. If you have some patience (64 LED's to solder!) and steady hands, this project will be well worth it in the end! Materials & Tools Materials: -64 LED's ( I used 3mm one...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:25:54 PST
A Self-Contained Data Logging Anemometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Logging-Anemometer/
A Self-Contained Data Logging Anemometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/FOWI/HMEXWS31/FJ5FOWIHMEXWS31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/FOWI/HMEXWS31/FJ5FOWIHMEXWS31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ5/FOWI/HMEXWS31/FJ5FOWIHMEXWS31.SMALL.jpg ptorelli I love collecting and analyzing data.  I also love building electronic gadgets.  A year ago when I discovered the Arduino products, I immediately thought, "I'd like to collect environmental data."  It was a windy day in Portland, OR, so I decided to capture wind data.  I looked at some of the instru...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 21:41:48 PDT