Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Car Dash Tablet http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Dash-Tablet/
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Wed, 25 May 2016 08:21:38 PDT
How to Make a Cardboard Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cardboard-Solder-Fume-Extractor/
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Mon, 23 May 2016 12:47:52 PDT
Arduino Nano LED Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Nano-LED-Display/
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Thu, 19 May 2016 23:00:01 PDT
Automatic watering system with capacitive probe and Arduino on the cheap (and I mean it) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Watering-System-With-Capacitive-Probe-an/
Automatic watering system with capacitive probe and Arduino on the cheap (and I mean it) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/KRG7/IOABR4BT/FBHKRG7IOABR4BT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/KRG7/IOABR4BT/FBHKRG7IOABR4BT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/KRG7/IOABR4BT/FBHKRG7IOABR4BT.SMALL.jpg acolomitchi Disclaimer: I'm not an electronics engineer, so I cannot offer any warranty for the design (much less for your implementation). I only know the presented solution worked for me for at least about 5-6 months (so I can't even vouch for its reliability over longer periods). Also, take my hints on where...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:16:43 PDT
How to make small robots with nRover Board http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Small-Robots-With-NRover-Board/
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Sun, 15 May 2016 20:42:55 PDT
DIY Boost Converter || How to Step Up DC Voltage Efficiently http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Boost-Converter-How-to-Step-Up-DC-Voltage-Effi/
DIY Boost Converter || How to Step Up DC Voltage Efficiently - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/3CAG/IO7GUCI1/F7T3CAGIO7GUCI1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/3CAG/IO7GUCI1/F7T3CAGIO7GUCI1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/3CAG/IO7GUCI1/F7T3CAGIO7GUCI1.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you an efficient and common way how to step up DC voltages. I will also demonstrate how easy it can be to build a boost converter with the help of an ATtiny85. Let's get started! Watch the video! The video gives you all the information you need to create your own boost...
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Sun, 15 May 2016 07:51:22 PDT
Disco LED Party Cup! http://www.instructables.com/id/Disco-LED-Party-Cup/
Disco LED Party Cup! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/AK4Q/IO0GCR7D/FTBAK4QIO0GCR7D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/AK4Q/IO0GCR7D/FTBAK4QIO0GCR7D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTB/AK4Q/IO0GCR7D/FTBAK4QIO0GCR7D.SMALL.jpg JackDavies Welcome to my inscrutable for the 'Disco LED Party Cup!' use it at parties or to add some excitement to a quiet night in! The bottom 'puck' clips onto the bottom of a plastic party cup and lights up to the beat! Parts List First thing you need to take care of is gathering parts, all the parts nee...
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Tue, 10 May 2016 05:43:23 PDT
Arduino Bluetooth Tank with Custom Android Application (V1.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Bluetooth-Tank-With-Custom-Android-Applica/
Arduino Bluetooth Tank with Custom Android Application (V1.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/FXWI/INS1A05Z/FB0FXWIINS1A05Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/FXWI/INS1A05Z/FB0FXWIINS1A05Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/FXWI/INS1A05Z/FB0FXWIINS1A05Z.SMALL.jpg JackSoldano Hello! this is a guide for how to build a simple and cheap Arduino based Bluetooth tank. This is the first stage of this project and only involves the development of a moving tank track based vehicle. The second stage is the Android Application that will be used to control the tank. I intend to buil...
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Wed, 4 May 2016 15:25:13 PDT
The Discreet Garden Defense System http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Discreet-Garden-Defense-System/
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Tue, 3 May 2016 07:53:29 PDT
Arduino Uno - Flame Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Uno-Flame-Sensor/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:43:43 PDT
LED Matrix Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-Thermometer/
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:25:49 PDT
Control ESP8266 over the internet (from anywhere) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-ESP8266-Over-the-Internet-from-Anywhere/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:52:19 PDT
All-in-One Coffee Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/All-in-One-Coffee-Machine/
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Sun, 10 Apr 2016 07:05:56 PDT
Mains Voltage Relay Test Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Mains-Voltage-Relay-Test-Jig/
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Fri, 8 Apr 2016 01:28:24 PDT
EmotionBox - make long distance relationships less distant http://www.instructables.com/id/EmotionBox/
EmotionBox - make long distance relationships less distant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/HHQE/IMF3T4R6/FD8HHQEIMF3T4R6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/HHQE/IMF3T4R6/FD8HHQEIMF3T4R6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/HHQE/IMF3T4R6/FD8HHQEIMF3T4R6.SMALL.jpg periprohus Hi everyone,nowadays there are a myriad ways to instantaneously communicate with our loved ones, even across great distances: instant messaging, email, video calls, social networks...There is, however, one thing that is missing from long-distance relationships: tangible and physical communication, e...
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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:07:39 PDT
Gaming With Thoughts/Mindwaves (w/ Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gaming-With-ThoughtsMindwaves-w-Arduino/
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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 10:26:21 PDT
Make a Solderless Prototype Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Solderless-Prototype-Breadboard/
Make a Solderless Prototype Breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/3DU3/IM9E2H73/F8Q3DU3IM9E2H73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/3DU3/IM9E2H73/F8Q3DU3IM9E2H73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/3DU3/IM9E2H73/F8Q3DU3IM9E2H73.SMALL.jpg made2hack I make a custom Solderless Prototype Breadboard. Solderless Breadboard pieces I decided to make myself a prototype breadboard by assembling some solderless boards that I bought online.If you are contemplating making your own custom solderless breadboard, note that this will not likely save you an...
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Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:38:36 PDT
How to Make a Fullyrotational Servo http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Fullyrotational-Servo/
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Fri, 11 Mar 2016 09:01:22 PST
Another Prelude to Automation - Cloning a Remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Prelude-to-Automation-Cloning-a-Remote/
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:14:06 PST
Prelude to Automation - Hacking a Remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Prelude-to-Automation-Hacking-a-Remote/
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 23:21:56 PST
Distinguish Walking and Running Using Machine Learning http://www.instructables.com/id/Distinguish-Walking-and-Running-Using-Machine-Lear/
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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:08:14 PST
BeepIt (an object finder) http://www.instructables.com/id/BeepIt-an-Object-Finder/
BeepIt (an object finder) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/GEOC/IKFS0YP6/F5MGEOCIKFS0YP6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/GEOC/IKFS0YP6/F5MGEOCIKFS0YP6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/GEOC/IKFS0YP6/F5MGEOCIKFS0YP6.SMALL.jpg NicolasT2 Hi look at what we are going to do. A connected objet finder like a keyholder. We'll locate the object with a sound who's activated whith an android app i done. This app used Bluetooth. The items listing We must do a few things and list item to use.So we need: (links are present only to inform yo...
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:47:46 PST
Music Box Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Box-Doorbell/
Music Box Doorbell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/D4JD/IKA2E9RK/F7ND4JDIKA2E9RK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/D4JD/IKA2E9RK/F7ND4JDIKA2E9RK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/D4JD/IKA2E9RK/F7ND4JDIKA2E9RK.SMALL.jpg cdesjardins My apartment in Amsterdam has a very old and extremely loud doorbell. I decided to make a new one, because I was tired of being startled every time someone rang the doorbell. I had a music box sitting around, and an arduino mega, and I have a few prototype shields for the Mega that I designed a whil...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 07:23:16 PST
LED Heart Photo Frame - Make a Perfect Valentine's or Birthday Present http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Heart-Photo-Frame-Make-a-Perfect-Valentines-or/
LED Heart Photo Frame - Make a Perfect Valentine's or Birthday Present - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/XJI3/IK8MWSS2/FIPXJI3IK8MWSS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/XJI3/IK8MWSS2/FIPXJI3IK8MWSS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/XJI3/IK8MWSS2/FIPXJI3IK8MWSS2.SMALL.jpg Dejan Nedelkovski Hello! In this instructable I will show you how you can make this awesome LED Heart Photo Frame. For all Electronics Enthusiasts! Make the perfect Valentine's, Birthday or Anniversary present for your loved ones!You can watch the Demo Video of this project on the video below and read the step by ste...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:59:37 PST
Zero real estate bypass capacitor for prototype circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Zero-Real-Estate-Bypass-Capacitor-for-Prototype-Ci/
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:55:37 PST
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Motor-Driver-Circuit-for-Arduino/
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:17:19 PST
Simple, Cheap and Multiplatform Robotic Arm - Powered by Viper http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cheap-and-Multiplatform-Robotic-Arm-Powered/
Simple, Cheap and Multiplatform Robotic Arm - Powered by Viper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/C1M7/IJM05AN4/F5LC1M7IJM05AN4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/C1M7/IJM05AN4/F5LC1M7IJM05AN4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/C1M7/IJM05AN4/F5LC1M7IJM05AN4.SMALL.jpg masteruan Creates with Viper, a simple robotic arm with a Nucleo board, two servo motors and a cheap laser indicator. You can move the arm by writing the coordinates that express the degrees. For the comunication to the Nucleo board, you can use a serial port, and a simple Viper protocol. Follow the simple st...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 02:11:38 PST
GSM IFTTT Button http://www.instructables.com/id/GSM-IFTTT-Button/
GSM IFTTT Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/CT1J/IJKAE7WL/FSACT1JIJKAE7WL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/CT1J/IJKAE7WL/FSACT1JIJKAE7WL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/CT1J/IJKAE7WL/FSACT1JIJKAE7WL.SMALL.jpg brandonhawkes We've seen Amazon's Dash button and similar ESP8266 powered WiFi buttons that trigger things when pressed.The downside to these buttons are that they don't work on the go, and are tied to a single network. If you want to take these outside the range of your WiFi network, they don't work.Alternativel...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:52:14 PST
Self-Balancing PT (homemade Segway) http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Balancing-PT-homemade-Segway/
Self-Balancing PT (homemade Segway) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/WYPW/IJG47XR1/F01WYPWIJG47XR1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/WYPW/IJG47XR1/F01WYPWIJG47XR1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/WYPW/IJG47XR1/F01WYPWIJG47XR1.SMALL.jpg akund This Instructable is intended to share my hobbyist project: a Self-Balancing Personal Transportation (SBPT), also known as "Homemade Segway". It is an interesting project requiring a minimal knowledge in electronics and some handcraft skills. All the components can be bought in internet and the mech...
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:38:04 PST
ESP8266 WiFi controlled aircon remote http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-WiFi-Controlled-Aircon-Remote/
ESP8266 WiFi controlled aircon remote - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/96CX/IJD559XM/FG396CXIJD559XM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/96CX/IJD559XM/FG396CXIJD559XM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/96CX/IJD559XM/FG396CXIJD559XM.SMALL.jpg beegee1962 In my first instructable Arduino Yun - Solar Panel Monitoring System I shared my small project to monitor the production of our solar panels. As we have to be very careful not to produce more energy than we consume, the next logical step is to automatically switch on appliances in the case of energy...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:10:36 PST
PCB Christmas tree http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Christms-Tree/
PCB Christmas tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/JWVR/IJAACX38/FE5JWVRIJAACX38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/JWVR/IJAACX38/FE5JWVRIJAACX38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/JWVR/IJAACX38/FE5JWVRIJAACX38.SMALL.jpg bluqesh So I spent a lot of time here on Instructables looking at all the cool stuff, but I couldn't decide on what to build. Last Christmas I saw a really cool PCB Christmas tree at a friends place, and I decided to make one (or a few) for this year, and share it here to give something back to the communit...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:01:07 PST
Auto Power Off: save batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Power-Off-Save-Batteries/
Auto Power Off: save batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/CE04/IIOWQM48/FP6CE04IIOWQM48.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/CE04/IIOWQM48/FP6CE04IIOWQM48.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP6/CE04/IIOWQM48/FP6CE04IIOWQM48.SMALL.jpg gab3iel This little circuit allows your microcontroller to cut the power off. To turn the circuit on press the button.To turn it off drive the "to microcontroller" signal high using whichever condition you like. For battery applications you might want to have a voltage reading on another pin (a voltage divi...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 18:01:08 PST
Custom Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Circuit-Boards/
Custom Circuit Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/IYCQ/IINJFOL8/FYGIYCQIINJFOL8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/IYCQ/IINJFOL8/FYGIYCQIINJFOL8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/IYCQ/IINJFOL8/FYGIYCQIINJFOL8.SMALL.jpg DaveGun Custom Circuit BoardsIn this Instructable will show how I make custom circuit boards and Arduino shields for my projects. The instructions will be general showing the basic methods I use and examples of boards I have made. These instructions are written for people who can prototype electronic proje...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 07:30:20 PST
Voice Controlled Arduino Drone http://www.instructables.com/id/SpeechVoice-Controlled-Arduino-Drone/
Voice Controlled Arduino Drone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/8DPC/II3F04LL/FQN8DPCII3F04LL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/8DPC/II3F04LL/FQN8DPCII3F04LL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/8DPC/II3F04LL/FQN8DPCII3F04LL.SMALL.jpg Imetomi The drones are very good toys and tools, but usually they haven't any extra skills. I love to fly any R/C model and I just wanted to make a R/C drone that's a little bit smarter than the usual models. That's why I developed this mini voice controlled tricopter robot. The main concept is pretty easy,...
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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 08:11:25 PST
Telepresence Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Telepresence-Robot-1/
Telepresence Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/0PRJ/IHXPAU15/FEH0PRJIHXPAU15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/0PRJ/IHXPAU15/FEH0PRJIHXPAU15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/0PRJ/IHXPAU15/FEH0PRJIHXPAU15.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa Hey everyone, in this instructable, I will show you how to make a robot that uses a tablet and an internet controlled base to make a robot that can be used for a videochat application. This telepresence robot can be used for talking to relatives that live far away, or for checking on your pets when ...
By: Zach Sousa

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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 23:03:39 PST
Solar Power the LinkIt One (With Tracking) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-the-LinkIt-One-With-Tracking/
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By: ossum

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Wed, 9 Dec 2015 06:05:03 PST
Bitcoin Price Change Ticker http://www.instructables.com/id/Bitcoin-Price-Change-Ticker/
Bitcoin Price Change Ticker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/DNWY/IHWIKALA/F7ODNWYIHWIKALA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/DNWY/IHWIKALA/F7ODNWYIHWIKALA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/DNWY/IHWIKALA/F7ODNWYIHWIKALA.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa Hey everyone, in this instructable, I will show you how to make a Bitcoin price checker that shows if the price of Bitcoin has gone up or down. It works in (almost) real time over the internet and has 3 LEDs; one green, one red, and one white. When the price goes up, the green LED turns on. When the...
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 07:24:21 PST
GSM Proximity Alert with GPS Location and TIme http://www.instructables.com/id/GSM-Proximity-Alert-with-GPS-Location-and-TIme/
GSM Proximity Alert with GPS Location and TIme - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/U13O/IHNP75ZF/FNTU13OIHNP75ZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/U13O/IHNP75ZF/FNTU13OIHNP75ZF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/U13O/IHNP75ZF/FNTU13OIHNP75ZF.SMALL.jpg ossum What is it?A battery movement detector which reports trigger events via SMS, along with time and location, derived from GPS. here is a video of it in action: Where to use it?I can think of a few use cases for this, besides just for fun an learning A tamper alarm when camping. Stick it in your tent...
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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 23:48:04 PST
Dog Couch Protector http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-Couch-Protector/
Dog Couch Protector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/19EQ/IHKU9D8H/FES19EQIHKU9D8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/19EQ/IHKU9D8H/FES19EQIHKU9D8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/19EQ/IHKU9D8H/FES19EQIHKU9D8H.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa Hello everyone! In this instructable, I will show you how to make a device that sets off a small alarm when your dog jumps up onto your couch. My dog is so lazy that she probably wouldn't get up anyway, but for regular dogs, it shouldn't be a problem. Parts and Tools Here are the parts and tools ...
By: Zach Sousa

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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:32:39 PST
Tapping Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tapping-Light/
Tapping Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/78JO/IHI1I0JO/FF578JOIHI1I0JO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/78JO/IHI1I0JO/FF578JOIHI1I0JO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/78JO/IHI1I0JO/FF578JOIHI1I0JO.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel Everything on the internet has a loading time, for the lucky few who have gigabit internet, this may not become apparent, however for most of the people in the world where even dial up internet is still used - buffering and long loading times are frequent and annoying. So I give you:TAPPING LIGHTTa...
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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:07:13 PST
Wristwatch Walkie-Talkie http://www.instructables.com/id/Wristwatch-Walkie-Talkie/
Wristwatch Walkie-Talkie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/JII0/IHCBTB8K/FCGJII0IHCBTB8K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/JII0/IHCBTB8K/FCGJII0IHCBTB8K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/JII0/IHCBTB8K/FCGJII0IHCBTB8K.SMALL.jpg ohoilett Alrighty, I have always wanted to make a wristwatch walkie-talkie to emulate the communicators used in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. My interest has recently been rejuvenated after finding a cool Power Rangers communicator prop and by the recent development of voice calls with smartwatches. I have b...
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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:38:43 PST
Atmega Alarmclock & Thermohumidity meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Atmega-Alarmclock-Thermohumidity-meter/
Atmega Alarmclock & Thermohumidity meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/UUKJ/IHCBQKGY/FLKUUKJIHCBQKGY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/UUKJ/IHCBQKGY/FLKUUKJIHCBQKGY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/UUKJ/IHCBQKGY/FLKUUKJIHCBQKGY.SMALL.jpg nitram147 First, let me introduce you my project. I made an Alarm clock with extended functionality & thermometer and humiditymeter. Everything started when my friend (who used to bring me some old electronic rubbish and I used to check if there's not something useful) brought me some cashing register display...
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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 12:33:40 PST
LED Photography Light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Photography-Light/
LED Photography Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/6NMH/IH9ER3MG/F036NMHIH9ER3MG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/6NMH/IH9ER3MG/F036NMHIH9ER3MG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/6NMH/IH9ER3MG/F036NMHIH9ER3MG.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa Hey everyone, in this instructable I will show you how to make an LED light for photography. It can optionally be controlled by a smartphone. Parts and Tools Here are the parts and tools that you will need to make this project:Parts:Ultrabright white 5mm LEDs (x6)Linkit ONE board with WiFi antenn...
By: Zach Sousa

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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 01:46:46 PST
BluTag http://www.instructables.com/id/BluTag/
BluTag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/T06Y/IH9GUOAU/FOOT06YIH9GUOAU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/T06Y/IH9GUOAU/FOOT06YIH9GUOAU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/T06Y/IH9GUOAU/FOOT06YIH9GUOAU.SMALL.jpg sanjivkumarca Did any of these scenarios happened to you lately? - Left your wallet in the taxi? - Missed your phone in the cinema? - Dropped your keys somewhere?It’s estimated that each of us will spend six months of our lives looking for things we’ve lost. So to prevent this I and my friends came with a prototy...
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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:20:39 PST
Pet Water Bowl Filler http://www.instructables.com/id/Pet-Water-Bowl-Filler/
Pet Water Bowl Filler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/QXAY/IH54FU3A/F1ZQXAYIH54FU3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/QXAY/IH54FU3A/F1ZQXAYIH54FU3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/QXAY/IH54FU3A/F1ZQXAYIH54FU3A.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa Hey everyone, in this instructable, I will show you how to make a pet water dish filler that you can control from anywhere in the world. This is particularly useful when you are at work or when you go out of town. Parts and Tools Here are the parts and tools that you will need to make this proje...
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:41:41 PST
Converting Micro-Servos for Continuous Rotation http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-Micro-Servos-for-Continuous-Rotation/
Converting Micro-Servos for Continuous Rotation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/BFCD/IH2DSUUX/FD0BFCDIH2DSUUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/BFCD/IH2DSUUX/FD0BFCDIH2DSUUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/BFCD/IH2DSUUX/FD0BFCDIH2DSUUX.SMALL.jpg Maker Zoo Micro-servos are great devices perfect for adding motion to your projects. Unlike steppers, they can be controlled directly from your Arduino or other favorite microcontroller. Most servos are limited to 180 degrees of motion. This allows microcontrollers to know the exact position of the servo's sh...
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Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:13:33 PST
Electromagnetic Mjolnir (From Thor's Hammer Prank) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electromagnetic-Mjolnir-From-Thors-Hammer-Prank/
Electromagnetic Mjolnir (From Thor's Hammer Prank) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/4L8R/IGMJQWES/FBW4L8RIGMJQWES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/4L8R/IGMJQWES/FBW4L8RIGMJQWES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/4L8R/IGMJQWES/FBW4L8RIGMJQWES.SMALL.jpg Conductak EDIT: I've embedded the original video above. It went crazy viral almost a month ago, but if you haven't seen it then the rest of this Instructable may not make much sense, so It's now here for reference.SAFETY: An electromagnet like this one is serious business! If you're demonstrating around child...
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Thu, 5 Nov 2015 23:24:08 PST
Internet Connected Coffee Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Connected-Coffee-Maker/
Internet Connected Coffee Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/X2KX/IGJOY0KF/F3QX2KXIGJOY0KF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/X2KX/IGJOY0KF/F3QX2KXIGJOY0KF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/X2KX/IGJOY0KF/F3QX2KXIGJOY0KF.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa Hello everyone, in this instructable, I will show you how to make an internet connected coffee maker. You can use it to set it when you are almost home so you can have coffee when you get home from work. I don't drink coffee (I'm 14), but my parents suggested it as a project idea jokingly, and I end...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 23:26:44 PST
Laser harp with 123D Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-harp-with-123D-Circuits/
Laser harp with 123D Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/186P/IGHOHGIN/FLZ186PIGHOHGIN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/186P/IGHOHGIN/FLZ186PIGHOHGIN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/186P/IGHOHGIN/FLZ186PIGHOHGIN.SMALL.jpg jackie.chen Enjoy Electronic design? Enjoy 3D printing? Enjoy music? Ok, no problem. Let's make a simple project, and enjoy all of them.We made this as way to demo a few things you can do with our apps, 123D Circuits and 123D Design : Design circuits. Simulate the circuits online. 3D Model online and prepare ...
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Mon, 2 Nov 2015 00:36:56 PST
Internet Controlled Power Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Controlled-Power-Outlet/
Internet Controlled Power Outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/72IJ/IGGU1UGC/F1S72IJIGGU1UGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/72IJ/IGGU1UGC/F1S72IJIGGU1UGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/72IJ/IGGU1UGC/F1S72IJIGGU1UGC.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa In this instructable, I will show you how to make an internet connected powerbar. *Warning:* This instructable deals with high voltage, I will not be held responsible for any potential injuries. Only do this project if you know what you are doing. Furthermore, Do not Plug any appliances that draw mo...
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 20:44:44 PST