Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - fun - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:19:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 LUX - an external power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-an-external-power-button/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:44:09 PDT
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-potentiometer-as-a-voltage-divider/
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SMALL.jpg bweaver6 Hello and WelcomeThis Instructable is going to be short and sweet. I would like to share with you the power of potentiometers. A simple component that can be used as a voltage divider. You may be saying to yourself, "Duh, everyone knows that!" Well, unfortunately, this simple concept escaped many of...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:46:42 PDT
How to fabricate a lunch box into a dual 0-12VDC power supply. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fabricate-a-lunch-box-into-a-dual-0-12VDC-p/
How to fabricate a lunch box into a dual 0-12VDC power supply. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/20FI/I9UDIVRX/FGJ20FII9UDIVRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/20FI/I9UDIVRX/FGJ20FII9UDIVRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/20FI/I9UDIVRX/FGJ20FII9UDIVRX.SMALL.jpg bweaver6 Preface:Hello and welcome to my Instructable.I am a first year Electronic Engineering student and was given the opportunity to build a power supply. I was immediately fascinated but wanted to make more than a run of mill project. My original idea was to use a cigar box and pack as much into a small ...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 17:52:18 PDT
Simple Lie Detector (from solid components) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Lie-Detector/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 23:49:13 PST
Basic Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:10:37 PST
Phaser Guitar Pedal http://www.instructables.com/id/Phaser-Guitar-Pedal/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:48:21 PDT
Paper Electronics: Conductive Paints, Inks, and More http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Electronics-Conductive-Paints-Inks-and-Mo/
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:07:03 PDT
Intro to RFID http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-RFID/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/EFPT/GM9QL24O/FH6EFPTGM9QL24O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/EFPT/GM9QL24O/FH6EFPTGM9QL24O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/EFPT/GM9QL24O/FH6EFPTGM9QL24O.SMALL.jpg zazenergy "Intro to RFID" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 15 different fun RFID projects. Learn to make an RFID cat door, universal RFID key, door lock and more. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each step so you can ...
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Wed, 11 May 2011 15:39:21 PDT
Motion Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Module/
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Wed, 2 May 2012 16:27:12 PDT
Basic Simple Bots Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Simple-Bot-Electronics/
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:44:46 PDT
Snappy Art (Joule) Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Snappy-Art-Joule-Thief/
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Sun, 18 Dec 2011 11:07:49 PST
Metronome http://www.instructables.com/id/Metronome/
Metronome - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/REIC/GOOP5JWQ/FBGREICGOOP5JWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/REIC/GOOP5JWQ/FBGREICGOOP5JWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/REIC/GOOP5JWQ/FBGREICGOOP5JWQ.SMALL.jpg randofo So, you have built an electric cigar box guitar and started to get playing, only to realize that you don't know how. In fact, you can't even keep time. Your playing keeps getting faster and slower. It sounds like you need a metronome. A metronome is a device that helps you keep a steady time when y...
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Thu, 7 Jul 2011 09:49:05 PDT
FUNBOT http://www.instructables.com/id/FUNBOT/
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:30:54 PDT
Wireless Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transmission-Over-Short-Distances-U/
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Wed, 6 May 2009 15:31:01 PDT
Easy DIY Home Automation (using servo switches) http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Home-Automation-using-servo-switches/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2009 09:36:54 PST
How to Make a Portable Game System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Portable-Game-System/
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Tue, 25 Nov 2008 13:59:32 PST
Small fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-fan/
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