Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - electronic http://www.instructables.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:43:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 Venus Fly Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Venus-Fly-Trap/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:43:45 PDT
Easy Door Alarm! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Door-Alarm/
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 05:29:29 PDT
ultimate electronics pocket kit http://www.instructables.com/id/ultimate-electronics-pocket-kit/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:19:10 PDT
Light Up: Sound Responsive Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Sound-Responsive-Device/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:16:43 PDT
Battery Tester and Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Tester-and-Charger/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 22:19:57 PDT
A Functioning 3D Printed Electric Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Electric-Switch/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:18:08 PDT
atx bench power supply diy http://www.instructables.com/id/atx-bench-power-supply-diy/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 11:25:43 PDT
Smart Garage Door Open Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Garage-Door-Open-Indicator/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 19:41:03 PDT
How to Make a light for Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-light-for-Photography/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 06:52:24 PDT
Rail/Coil Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/RailCoil-Gun/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:41:37 PDT
Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Phone-Charger/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 04:55:29 PDT
Thermoelectric Rotational Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Rotational-Ornament/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:59:58 PDT
night vision 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/night-vision-2-3/
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:13:20 PDT
Magic LEDs Box. Entertainment Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-LEDs-Box-Entertainment-Device/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/JJ7H/HS1RU3OC/FV9JJ7HHS1RU3OC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/JJ7H/HS1RU3OC/FV9JJ7HHS1RU3OC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV9/JJ7H/HS1RU3OC/FV9JJ7HHS1RU3OC.SMALL.jpg Javi_K3X4 Hello ! This post is to explain the work done in recent months to a subject. The project has been designed and assembled by Eduardo Del Nogal, Pablo Pastor, Carlos Villagrasa, Jose Miguel Rios, Abraham Roldan and Javier Fuentes. The idea of this work is an entertainment device which consists of...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 08:14:32 PST
Mini DIY adjustable power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-DIY-adjustable-power-supply/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/Z9BU/HS4VQNFC/FSTZ9BUHS4VQNFC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/Z9BU/HS4VQNFC/FSTZ9BUHS4VQNFC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FST/Z9BU/HS4VQNFC/FSTZ9BUHS4VQNFC.SMALL.jpg newtonn2 This is my mini adjustable power supply. It will take any DC source between 7.5V and 28V. The output will be between 1.4V and the input voltage.It cost me about £9 in parts, most of them from HK. Please comment if you like it.  Instructable available now!!  See here
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:15:42 PST
Raspoulette Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspoulette-Prototype/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:41:48 PST
Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 Plus Steps ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Building-Tips-in-21-Plus-Steps-/
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:54:55 PST
2-channel Remote Control without IC[Good for helicopters!] http://www.instructables.com/id/2-channel-Remote-Control-without-ICGood-for-helico/
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 04:05:50 PST
Hockey Themed Goal Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Hockey-Themed-Goal-Light/
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 15:23:29 PST
Hack a Greeting Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Greeting-Card/
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 11:22:10 PST
SERVO DRIVER / TESTER (IC4001) http://www.instructables.com/id/SERVO-DRIVER-4001/
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Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:14:48 PDT
modified "Brick" Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/the-Brick-PSU/
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:01:16 PDT
custom adapter for tiny connectors or IC http://www.instructables.com/id/custom-adapter-for-tiny-connectors-or-IC/
custom adapter for tiny connectors or IC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/BU3G/HMEXX7EP/FG5BU3GHMEXX7EP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/BU3G/HMEXX7EP/FG5BU3GHMEXX7EP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/BU3G/HMEXX7EP/FG5BU3GHMEXX7EP.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi It happens that you find interesting pieces at local fairies. In this case I bought some LCD displays for 1€ each.  Since I wanted to connect them to a breadboard to make prototypes or test some features or codes, I needed to solder many wires to the tiny LCD contacts, or making a PCB to connect tho...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 07:54:23 PDT
Electric Imp to control 8 electrical lights using internet http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Imp-to-control-8-or-more-electrical-light/
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:31:46 PDT
DIY Servo Splitter for RC Planes in 10 minutes! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Servo-Splitter-for-RC-Planes-in-10-minutes/
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 17:02:23 PDT
Spent Cartridge Crimp Connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Spent-Cartridge-Crimp-Connectors/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:19:43 PDT
Arduino Uno Controlling my 8-note Sequencer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Uno-Controlling-my-8-note-Sequencer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/AP9Q/HM33VQA1/FLDAP9QHM33VQA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/AP9Q/HM33VQA1/FLDAP9QHM33VQA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/AP9Q/HM33VQA1/FLDAP9QHM33VQA1.SMALL.jpg jensenr30 This is a video of me using my Arduino Uno to control my custom 8-note sequencer. Here is the program: Source code. This is the original video where I demo the 8-note sequencer on its own: Original Video If you have any questions, feel free to ask me! I'll do my best to answer it.
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Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:25:00 PDT
How To Use Fritzing For Your Arduino/RaspberryPi Instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Use-Fritzing-For-Your-ArduinoRaspberryPi-I/
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Thu, 25 Jul 2013 15:40:57 PDT
Sugru Modded Mulitester Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Moded-Mulitester-Case/
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 06:18:54 PDT
Draw Minty Electronic Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Draw-Minty-Electronic-Music/
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 00:22:35 PDT
Make Music with Electronics and Drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Music-with-Electronics-and-Drawing/
Make Music with Electronics and Drawing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/583I/HIYWMMW2/FJS583IHIYWMMW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/583I/HIYWMMW2/FJS583IHIYWMMW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/583I/HIYWMMW2/FJS583IHIYWMMW2.SMALL.jpg Kepster Intro: This is a very simple and very fun breadboard project.  Once you have everything you need it doesn't take long to assemble.  Yes, it does work! I actually made this project once while doing experiments with the Elenco breadboard educational kit.  It is built from "EXPERIMENT #36: DRAWING...
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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 15:22:52 PDT
Led 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-555-Timer/
Led 555 Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/66PV/HIXCA1SX/FOD66PVHIXCA1SX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/66PV/HIXCA1SX/FOD66PVHIXCA1SX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/66PV/HIXCA1SX/FOD66PVHIXCA1SX.SMALL.jpg alilovic007 Led 555 Timer. Shematic "Led 555 Timer"  Creation tool for shematic: R1=33kohm R2=33-100kohm R3=1kohm Battery= 6-9 volts Creation tool Creation tool: 1= 10uF 50v 1= 33 kohm 1= 33-100 kohm 1= 1kohm 1= Led dioda BreadBoard 1= NE555N Battery clip 9v.      
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 14:19:30 PDT
A 2-Stage Electronic Model Rocket (With 3-D Printed Parts!) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-2-Stage-Electronic-Model-Rocket-With-3-D-Printe/
A 2-Stage Electronic Model Rocket (With 3-D Printed Parts!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/8W84/HI3TPA2W/F6A8W84HI3TPA2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/8W84/HI3TPA2W/F6A8W84HI3TPA2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/8W84/HI3TPA2W/F6A8W84HI3TPA2W.SMALL.jpg Sethaulton Hello Everyone! Have you ever wondered what the limits were to what a simple model rocket could do? Many moons ago I wondered the same thing and after some trial and error I believe that the limits and complexity you can add to your run of the mill model rocket can be rather simple and cheap with th...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:15:34 PDT
Electronic Component Lead Bending Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Component-Lead-Bending-Tool/
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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 17:28:42 PDT
Railroad Crossing Signal (with Bare Conductives paint) http://www.instructables.com/id/Railroad-Crossing-Signal-with-Bare-Conductives-pa/
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Sat, 8 Jun 2013 18:45:42 PDT
Saitek Throttle Quadrant Knob Repaint http://www.instructables.com/id/Saitek-Throttle-Quadrant-Knob-Repaint/
Saitek Throttle Quadrant Knob Repaint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/Q930/HHMI4RQ9/FMRQ930HHMI4RQ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/Q930/HHMI4RQ9/FMRQ930HHMI4RQ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/Q930/HHMI4RQ9/FMRQ930HHMI4RQ9.SMALL.jpg blacksmith98 I decided to repaint the throttle knobs soon after receiving the product, and I like my decision. It now looks realistic. This is a simple instructable Here are the items you'll need: Throttle Quadrant :-) White Gloss spray paint Sharpie Stick with four branches or something else to hold the knobs w...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 20:44:57 PDT
Use Your Laptop as Oscilloscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Your-Laptop-as-Oscilloscope/
Use Your Laptop as Oscilloscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/TZN3/HH2VN4DL/FBUTZN3HH2VN4DL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/TZN3/HH2VN4DL/FBUTZN3HH2VN4DL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/TZN3/HH2VN4DL/FBUTZN3HH2VN4DL.SMALL.jpg saftari Oscilloscope is an electronic test instrument that allows projection of voltage signals to be displayed and learned. A specific circuit in the oscilloscope creates repeated moving signals from left to right. This repetition creates non-repeating waveforms that can be learned. Oscilloscopes are comm...
By: saftari

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Mon, 27 May 2013 01:50:36 PDT
Custom Acrylic Tube Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Most-Awesome-Tube-Radio/
Custom Acrylic Tube Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/HEAD/HH2LJKE9/FNWHEADHH2LJKE9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/HEAD/HH2LJKE9/FNWHEADHH2LJKE9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/HEAD/HH2LJKE9/FNWHEADHH2LJKE9.SMALL.jpg Sparker94 I got this old tube radio off of Craigslist a little over a year ago. The case was pretty bad, the lady I got it from said it had been left out in a old school bus in the desert for some time. That story was a new one for me but I figured I could restore this old thing. Eventually I got time to mess...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 20:52:34 PDT
Cheap Cabel/Wire Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-CabelWire-Tester/
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Sat, 18 May 2013 10:03:08 PDT
ATX power supply to benchtop power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/ATX-power-supply-to-benchtop-power-supply/
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 00:06:07 PDT
USB Reprogrammable iButton door lock http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Reprogrammable-iButton-door-lock/
USB Reprogrammable iButton door lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/6S6W/FD80BY1K/FIE6S6WFD80BY1K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/6S6W/FD80BY1K/FIE6S6WFD80BY1K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/6S6W/FD80BY1K/FIE6S6WFD80BY1K.SMALL.jpg Dandymon iButtons are small button like casings that communicate with only 2 wires. They are incredibly robust and all have a unique serial number which is hardware written into the device and never repeated. They are cheap (about 1 Pound / 1,50 Euro/ $2) This serial number allows the keys to be truly uniqu...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 07:59:04 PDT
building the poor-mans mini tesla coil ( slayer exciter ) http://www.instructables.com/id/building-the-poor-mans-mini-tesla-coil-slayer-exc/
building the poor-mans mini tesla coil ( slayer exciter ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/CH8P/HELXKKI7/FPKCH8PHELXKKI7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/CH8P/HELXKKI7/FPKCH8PHELXKKI7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/CH8P/HELXKKI7/FPKCH8PHELXKKI7.SMALL.jpg -max- A slayer exciter is basically a small solid state tesla coil, usually a one transistor design. The circuitry for it is simple. One of the first things anyone who has built a joule thief will notice, is that the circuitry is very similar. The biggest difference is that the small transformer or induct...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:34:24 PDT
Electronic Piggy Bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Piggy-Bank/
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 19:06:39 PST
Wireless Power Transfer (Simple and Fast Way) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transfer-Simple-and-Fast-Way/
Wireless Power Transfer (Simple and Fast Way) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/L6IS/HCJO56GR/FN6L6ISHCJO56GR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/L6IS/HCJO56GR/FN6L6ISHCJO56GR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/L6IS/HCJO56GR/FN6L6ISHCJO56GR.SMALL.jpg A14 I've been searching about this topic for a year to make a simple project. However i found nothing simple. Every project contains hard to find materials and high voltage. I'm trying to make it simpler. I also find a Hungarian site about this project. But i made some changes. Schematic in this site wi...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:56:03 PST
Atari Punk Console http://www.instructables.com/id/Atari-Punk-Console-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/WJBZ/HAUNMUZ2/FWSWJBZHAUNMUZ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/WJBZ/HAUNMUZ2/FWSWJBZHAUNMUZ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/WJBZ/HAUNMUZ2/FWSWJBZHAUNMUZ2.SMALL.jpg derkeksfresser This is my Version of the Atari Punk Console! I used the Schematic of Make Magazine (http://blog.makezine.com/2011/09/13/collins-lab-atari-punk-console/). It´s running fine at 9V. Parts used in this APC: - 1x NE556 Dual Timer Chip - 1x Switch - 1x Power Jack (2.1 mm) - 1x Audio Jack (3.5 mm, mono) ...
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Tue, 25 Dec 2012 08:44:10 PST
Homemade Coil Dope http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Coil-Dope/
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:05:22 PDT
Hack Your Snap Circuits With Frickin' Laser Beams! Build a Laser Tripwire and Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-Your-Snap-Circuits-With-Frickin-Laser-Beams-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/BQAM/H7UR7MLI/F8RBQAMH7UR7MLI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/BQAM/H7UR7MLI/F8RBQAMH7UR7MLI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/BQAM/H7UR7MLI/F8RBQAMH7UR7MLI.SMALL.jpg KRA5H Learn how to build a laser tripwire and alarm out of Snap Circuits. You will build two circuits: the laser tripwire circuit and the alarm circuit. The alarm is a very simple two-transistor oscillator that is switched on by the relay in the laser tripwire circuit. Once you have built the two circuits...
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:10:57 PDT
simple electronic high voltage shocker device http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-electronic-high-voltage-shocker-device/
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:07:34 PDT
How to make vacuum tube breadboarding sockets. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-vacuum-tube-breadboarding-sockets/
How to make vacuum tube breadboarding sockets. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/HAJJ/H7URAWYD/F1NHAJJH7URAWYD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/HAJJ/H7URAWYD/F1NHAJJH7URAWYD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/HAJJ/H7URAWYD/F1NHAJJH7URAWYD.SMALL.jpg Re-design Even though there is still wide spread interest in experimenting and building projects with vacuum tubes and almost every tube ever made is still available except for the very first ones made, there are none of the old type bread boarding sockets made now.  And those that occasionally come available...
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Wed, 3 Oct 2012 20:25:06 PDT
Wireless Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/V0XC/H7S4ZVRN/F3CV0XCH7S4ZVRN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/V0XC/H7S4ZVRN/F3CV0XCH7S4ZVRN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3C/V0XC/H7S4ZVRN/F3CV0XCH7S4ZVRN.SMALL.gif ixisuprflyixi I will start with an apology because I do not have enough time to write up a proper Instructable.  This was mostly just a proof of concept build for me and I wanted to see how difficult it was.  It was actually very easy and hence you don't really need much more instruction than is provided.   I use...
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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:15:01 PDT