Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - hack - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:38:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Computer Power Supply to Bench Power Supply Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Power-Supply-to-Bench-Power-Supply-Adapte/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:59:50 PDT
Transform your oyster travelcard with sugru! http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-your-Oyster-travelcard-with-sugru/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 11:50:26 PDT
Home Security System Using Cell Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Security-System-Using-Cell-Phone/
Home Security System Using Cell Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/ZVQG/HVGXTOTF/F57ZVQGHVGXTOTF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/ZVQG/HVGXTOTF/F57ZVQGHVGXTOTF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/ZVQG/HVGXTOTF/F57ZVQGHVGXTOTF.SMALL.jpg MRo47 The project is about a home security system in which a cell phone is used as a device that will alert the owner of the house when an intruder enters the house. About the Instructable The owner just have to turn on the system before leaving his house.When an intruder enters the house in the absen...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 15:27:18 PDT
eLab Hackerspace GSM Access Control System http://www.instructables.com/id/eLab-Hackerspace-GSM-Access-Control-System/
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:22:52 PST
camera jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/camera-jacket/
camera jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/TJ85/HEBMZ8QA/F3LTJ85HEBMZ8QA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/TJ85/HEBMZ8QA/F3LTJ85HEBMZ8QA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/TJ85/HEBMZ8QA/F3LTJ85HEBMZ8QA.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Camera jacket is a concept exploring the idea of discreetly capturing image media in public locations.  This design has a small digital camera installed in the lining of a jacket with the lens recording through a small opening in the jacket breast. The camera is operated with buttons wired into the ...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:22:08 PDT
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Emergency-Phone-Charger-MacGyver-Style/
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SMALL.jpg The King of Random In this video, you'll learn how to "MacGyver" a 40 Watt Electrical Generator from a cordless drill and a few household items.  Here's how to charge a phone, illuminate small lights, and make electricity in a pinch. For more projects like this, check out www.thekingofrandom.com Watch the Video! ...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:15:46 PST
Build your own speaker from scratch! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-speaker-from-scratch/
Build your own speaker from scratch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/KTB3/H74309M5/FMZKTB3H74309M5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/KTB3/H74309M5/FMZKTB3H74309M5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/KTB3/H74309M5/FMZKTB3H74309M5.SMALL.jpg aeszok After stumbling across a couple of tutorials I decided I would try and build my own speaker. This attempt succeeded and it surprised me at how well it  actually played. This is a lot of fun and can be built for next to nothing.  It's also really great to show younger children and students to explain...
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Sun, 23 Sep 2012 01:24:41 PDT
Easy Conversion : AA to C (Or Any Other) Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/AA-to-C-Or-Any-Other-Cell-The-Easy-Way/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/AOH7/H5Y9VJIT/FU5AOH7H5Y9VJIT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/AOH7/H5Y9VJIT/FU5AOH7H5Y9VJIT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/AOH7/H5Y9VJIT/FU5AOH7H5Y9VJIT.SMALL.jpg Siddharth Jain Now, there are already many instructables for the same purpose, but, there isn't any this simple!!!.... After reading this, you shall be able to transform any cell type to any other cell type, given that the former is of the smaller size!!!...(I needed to transform an AA cell to C type for my wall ...
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:52:39 PDT
Build a Tone Generator--Improve Your Snap Circuits by Adding a 555 Timer IC http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Tone-Generator-Improve-Your-Snap-Circuits/
Build a Tone Generator--Improve Your Snap Circuits by Adding a 555 Timer IC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/HBTR/H5IRUX98/FAZHBTRH5IRUX98.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/HBTR/H5IRUX98/FAZHBTRH5IRUX98.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/HBTR/H5IRUX98/FAZHBTRH5IRUX98.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this article, you will learn how to improve your collection of Snap Circuits blocks by adding a 555 Timer IC. You will learn the functions the pins on the 555 chip. You will learn that when the 555 is in astable mode, the output of pin 3 is a continuous stream of pulses called a square wave that ...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 15:07:21 PDT
Motion Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Module/
Motion Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/UL80/GV0KKPSV/FMHUL80GV0KKPSV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/UL80/GV0KKPSV/FMHUL80GV0KKPSV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/UL80/GV0KKPSV/FMHUL80GV0KKPSV.SMALL.jpg randofo The motion module is the most complex photocoupled device used in Simple Bots. It basically is a light switch coupled with a motion sensing nightlight. When someone in its general area moves, this triggers the sensor, turns on the light, and causes the bot to move. This is a simple way to start addi...
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Wed, 2 May 2012 16:27:12 PDT
Connection - Lift, Lock, Listen. http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-22/
Connection - Lift, Lock, Listen. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/QKMK/GVP29B6G/FZ9QKMKGVP29B6G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/QKMK/GVP29B6G/FZ9QKMKGVP29B6G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/QKMK/GVP29B6G/FZ9QKMKGVP29B6G.SMALL.jpg jleslie2 In this instructable I will run through step by step how I created my radio for my Second Year University project. We were given a brief to hack a small portable sony radio and create a re-designed radio to accommodate for a specific chosen user. This radio is designed for my 93 year old grandmother...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 03:43:42 PST
Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Ceiling-Fan-Pull-Chain-Nightlight/
Ceiling Fan Pull Chain Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/OCM6/GVZP1W6J/FKCOCM6GVZP1W6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/OCM6/GVZP1W6J/FKCOCM6GVZP1W6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/OCM6/GVZP1W6J/FKCOCM6GVZP1W6J.SMALL.jpg yardleydobon To skip to the videos of the nightlight in action, click here! Update: I received many complaints about the aesthetic quality of the pull chain nightlight's installation and several suggestions that I should place the circuit in the diffuser bowl. Well I'm pleased to announce that I've reworked ...
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Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:29:04 PST
Super Mario Bros. Warp Pipe Sound Effect Toilet Touch Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Mario-Bros-Warp-Pipe-Sound-Effect-Toilet-To/
Super Mario Bros. Warp Pipe Sound Effect Toilet Touch Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/I64P/GVP28ZYO/FKOI64PGVP28ZYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/I64P/GVP28ZYO/FKOI64PGVP28ZYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/I64P/GVP28ZYO/FKOI64PGVP28ZYO.SMALL.jpg yardleydobon To skip to the videos of the warp pipe in action, click here! Are you bored with your toilet making the same boring sound every time you flush? Well then I've got just the thing for you! Introducing Toilet Tones! For the low, low price of just $9.95 per flushtone, you can have all your favorite to...
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 20:15:22 PST
Silence a Toy with a Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Silence-a-Toy-with-a-Switch/
Silence a Toy with a Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/AJ19/GUM34IKM/FKLAJ19GUM34IKM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/AJ19/GUM34IKM/FKLAJ19GUM34IKM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/AJ19/GUM34IKM/FKLAJ19GUM34IKM.SMALL.jpg pjamestx Some toys should be seen, but not heard! My 2.5 year old nephew is big on firefighters right now, so I found this great helmet for him that has a cool flashing light at the front. However, it also has a siren, and both the light and siren are controlled by the same switch. If I want to ever be able ...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2011 18:57:31 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
One-Key Keyboard Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/One-Key-Keyboard-Hack/
One-Key Keyboard Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/YHEZ/GO4ZZ9DP/F71YHEZGO4ZZ9DP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/YHEZ/GO4ZZ9DP/F71YHEZGO4ZZ9DP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/YHEZ/GO4ZZ9DP/F71YHEZGO4ZZ9DP.SMALL.jpg mcraghead Question: What do you do when your PC wants you to press F1 on boot, but you have no keyboard? Answer: Hack together a USB dongle that does nothing but F1. I admit that this is a silly problem and an even sillier solution, but the mind boggles at the possibilities: custom keypads for gaming, a Cont...
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Thu, 26 May 2011 01:09:17 PDT
Radioshack Illuminated Switch Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Radioshack-Illuminated-Switch-Hack/
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Mon, 21 Jun 2010 14:57:19 PDT
Spy Megaphone Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Spy-Megaphone-Hack/
Spy Megaphone Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/BUTH/FT7PUHQY/FKZBUTHFT7PUHQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/BUTH/FT7PUHQY/FKZBUTHFT7PUHQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/BUTH/FT7PUHQY/FKZBUTHFT7PUHQY.SMALL.jpg Kipkay Take an ordinary megaphone and turn it into a bionic hearing spy device.Get the same Megaphone here to build your own! You will also need a 1/8" audio jack and a pair of headphones/earbuds. Some wire and standard tools, soldering iron, snips...etc.OPTIONAL: 1/8" Y-Adapter and MP3 Recorder or other ...
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Fri, 10 Apr 2009 06:18:30 PDT
Add a rapid-fire button to your mouse using a 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-a-rapid-fire-button-to-your-mouse-using-a-555-/
Add a rapid-fire button to your mouse using a 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/T8LE/FM2KBGQ3/FY7T8LEFM2KBGQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/T8LE/FM2KBGQ3/FY7T8LEFM2KBGQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/T8LE/FM2KBGQ3/FY7T8LEFM2KBGQ3.SMALL.jpg mothflavour2 Does your finger get tired easily while playing video games? Ever wish you could pwn n00bs faster than the speed of light without ever breaking a sweat? This Instructable will show you how. What you need Originally, I built this circuit specifically to make the Engineer/Scout's pistol in Team F...
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