Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - motor - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 1 Oct 2016 05:21:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 TrashCoil1 http://www.instructables.com/id/TrashCoil1/
TrashCoil1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/DSE9/ITKLJTUU/F9LDSE9ITKLJTUU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/DSE9/ITKLJTUU/F9LDSE9ITKLJTUU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/DSE9/ITKLJTUU/F9LDSE9ITKLJTUU.SMALL.jpg lafelabs This is the universal coil I use for everything: both sensing of magnetic flux and generating forces on magnets for motors of all kinds. It is made from 30 AWG copper magnet wire with something like polyamide insulation, which can in theory be found in the trash or unspooled from salvaged electroni...
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Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:29:22 PDT
Electronic Motor Control using optical pick up. http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Motor-Control-Using-Optical-Pick-Up/
Electronic Motor Control using optical pick up. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/52NS/ITKYSZZ8/F6J52NSITKYSZZ8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/52NS/ITKYSZZ8/F6J52NSITKYSZZ8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6J/52NS/ITKYSZZ8/F6J52NSITKYSZZ8.SMALL.jpg mr_fid The first instructable I did was the build of a really nice DC motor. This is kind of a second part. It adds electronic control of the motor and gets rid of the brush and cam which limit the original motor.Basically the design uses a slotted disc and an optical pickup to measure the time then depend...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 23:09:03 PDT
Make an Optical Disk Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Optical-Disk-Display/
Make an Optical Disk Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/YLMC/IRO1GU7A/FADYLMCIRO1GU7A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/YLMC/IRO1GU7A/FADYLMCIRO1GU7A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/YLMC/IRO1GU7A/FADYLMCIRO1GU7A.SMALL.jpg Lucas Reed Every curious how DVDs work? Interested in learning some simple analog electronics? This Instructables will show you how to make an optical disk display project in only a few hours. What is an optical disk? An optical disk stores data/information and can be read or displayed using light.You will lea...
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Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:10:35 PDT
How to : Control Speed of Motor? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Control-Speed-of-Motor/
How to : Control Speed of Motor? - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/F1JG/IQPHKDKB/F1KF1JGIQPHKDKB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/F1JG/IQPHKDKB/F1KF1JGIQPHKDKB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/F1JG/IQPHKDKB/F1KF1JGIQPHKDKB.SMALL.jpg Nematic! If you have couple of DC motors lying around first question comes to mind is how will I control the speed of these motors !So in this Instructables I will show how easy it is to do so !If you feel lazy you can watch video on my channel Click Here Most laziest way ! If your are lazy and don't care...
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Sun, 17 Jul 2016 06:09:09 PDT
BLDC Motor Using PVC http://www.instructables.com/id/BLDC-Motor-Using-PVC/
BLDC Motor Using PVC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/30I3/IQI5H4TY/F7A30I3IQI5H4TY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/30I3/IQI5H4TY/F7A30I3IQI5H4TY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/30I3/IQI5H4TY/F7A30I3IQI5H4TY.SMALL.jpg axbm In this tutorial, I will show you how I made a very simple brushless DC (BLDC) motor. This is an "inrunner" type motor that contains one phase, four poles, and four permanent magnets. Not sure what all of that means? Here is a run down of what you need to know: StatorThis refers to all of the non-mo...
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Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:54:09 PDT
Charge a Battery With a Motor or a Solar Panel! http://www.instructables.com/id/Charge-a-Battery-With-a-Motor-or-a-Solar-Panel/
Charge a Battery With a Motor or a Solar Panel! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/J0BQ/IOD4EO78/FVOJ0BQIOD4EO78.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/J0BQ/IOD4EO78/FVOJ0BQIOD4EO78.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/J0BQ/IOD4EO78/FVOJ0BQIOD4EO78.SMALL.jpg millerman4487 Go green with your very own power generator! Big industrial power generators make electricity by turning huge motors with coal and fossil fuels, but you can make your own with a small DC motor and some simple electrical components. I made this for fun one day because I needed a way to charge my flas...
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Sat, 14 May 2016 13:00:22 PDT
DC Through Coil Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Through-Coil-Motor/
DC Through Coil Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/8EZ8/IO2TNNA0/FSB8EZ8IO2TNNA0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/8EZ8/IO2TNNA0/FSB8EZ8IO2TNNA0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSB/8EZ8/IO2TNNA0/FSB8EZ8IO2TNNA0.SMALL.jpg prubeŇ° Dear visitor, let me show you and potentially discuss this concept of the electric motor. I will be really glad for all comments.Ones upon a time my younger brother David came to me and told me that he sign him self for high school thesis to develop new type of electric motor. I was quite surprised ...
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Wed, 11 May 2016 13:13:21 PDT
Servo-motor converted to motor (with speed & direction control) http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-motor-Converted-to-Motor-with-Speed-Directio/
Servo-motor converted to motor (with speed & direction control) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ZXB7/IKVI369C/FT9ZXB7IKVI369C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ZXB7/IKVI369C/FT9ZXB7IKVI369C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ZXB7/IKVI369C/FT9ZXB7IKVI369C.SMALL.jpg MaximeD7 The purpose of this Instructable is to convert a servo-motor 9g to a motor while conserving the servo-driver to control the rotary speed and direction. No electronic modification is required for this Instructable. No need of hot soldering iron!The last step is optional. It is dedicated to Lego adapt...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 07:52:47 PST
Simple Bi-directional Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bi-directional-Switch/
Simple Bi-directional Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/CODX/IKRNOL69/FG3CODXIKRNOL69.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/CODX/IKRNOL69/FG3CODXIKRNOL69.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/CODX/IKRNOL69/FG3CODXIKRNOL69.SMALL.jpg WorkshopWizard Have you ever needed a simple way to control the direction that a DC motor rotates at the flick of a switch? Ever been daunted by complicated circuitry or don't have the equipment to make PCB's? Well you've come to the right place! Today you will learn how to make a super simple switch that will con...
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:42:27 PST
Setting up the Zybot - Hardware, Round and Tall Edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Setting-Up-the-Zybot-Hardware-Round-and-Tall-Editi/
Setting up the Zybot - Hardware, Round and Tall Edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/9GMU/IKR5HFZM/FQB9GMUIKR5HFZM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/9GMU/IKR5HFZM/FQB9GMUIKR5HFZM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/9GMU/IKR5HFZM/FQB9GMUIKR5HFZM.SMALL.jpg Commanderfranz This Instructable is one part of a six-part series that will go through building the Zybot. This Instructable will guide you through everything you need to assemble the hardware of the Zybot. For more information about the Zybot view this blog post. There are two instructables on the hardware of the...
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Wed, 17 Feb 2016 13:58:50 PST
Controlling Servos on FPGA http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Servos-on-FPGA/
Controlling Servos on FPGA - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/5V6D/IKIKU6I1/FYP5V6DIKIKU6I1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/5V6D/IKIKU6I1/FYP5V6DIKIKU6I1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYP/5V6D/IKIKU6I1/FYP5V6DIKIKU6I1.SMALL.jpg Commanderfranz Currently I'm working on building a claw machine, much like those that plagued your childhood at movie theaters, arcades and grocery stores. I know for me many hours were spent yearning for the toy on the top of the pile, only to find out that the claw could not grasp it. I'd now like to exact my re...
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:34:30 PST
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Motor-Driver-Circuit-for-Arduino/
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SMALL.jpg Imetomi The story of this motor shield is that I wanted to make a robot for my multifunctional brainwave controlled system and I decided to share this with you. It's a very simple circuit I used the L293D IC that is a dual bridge motor driver IC. I also added an output for a servo motor. Finally this circui...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:17:19 PST
Shake Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-Generator/
Shake Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This takes some shake to make! Time to make some light with the original shake weight, the piston generator. No batteries needed! Just some good old fashioned human power. This is one of my favorites for an introduction to electro-magnetism, and works great in concert with showing that electricity c...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:07:54 PST
How to control a stepper motor with an FPGA http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Control-a-Stepper-Motor-With-an-FPGA/
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:07:26 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/C1M7/IJM05AN4/F5LC1M7IJM05AN4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/C1M7/IJM05AN4/F5LC1M7IJM05AN4.SQUARE.jpg https://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
Magnet Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnet-Car/
Magnet Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/2H3U/IJ1RT6UD/F7M2H3UIJ1RT6UD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/2H3U/IJ1RT6UD/F7M2H3UIJ1RT6UD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/2H3U/IJ1RT6UD/F7M2H3UIJ1RT6UD.SMALL.jpg KJMagnetics Here is a quick, easy way to create a self-propelled car using simple household items! All it takes is some magnets, a AA battery, and some aluminum foil! Find the Supplies As previously mentioned, you only need three things to complete the project-- a few magnets, a AA battery, and aluminum foi...
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Wed, 6 Jan 2016 10:59:01 PST
Complete Guide for Tech Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Complete-Guide-for-Tech-Beginners/
Complete Guide for Tech Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/MYX2/IHZ6VNDK/FWQMYX2IHZ6VNDK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/MYX2/IHZ6VNDK/FWQMYX2IHZ6VNDK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/MYX2/IHZ6VNDK/FWQMYX2IHZ6VNDK.SMALL.jpg taifur Every starting is heard but if you have the motivation and strong determination you will be successful. Most of the students especially of the students of engineering want to build and make something. Practical experience of making something makes our learning perfect and help us to understand the r...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:44:47 PST
Prank Vibrating Mint Tin - Code it Yourself! http://www.instructables.com/id/Prank-Vibrating-Mint-Tin-Code-it-Yourself/
Prank Vibrating Mint Tin - Code it Yourself! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F37/9878/IDBHWROR/F379878IDBHWROR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F37/9878/IDBHWROR/F379878IDBHWROR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F37/9878/IDBHWROR/F379878IDBHWROR.SMALL.jpg AlexFW In this instructable we build an extremely amusing prank mint box that vibrates and makes tons of noise when either opened or just picked up. It is pretty easy to do, and chances are you have most of the parts already lying around your house if you're into electronics. Let's get started, shall we? ...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 04:21:46 PDT
DIY MOSFET Motor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-MOSFET-Motor-Controller/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 16:10:30 PDT
Make a DC motor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-DC-motor/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:53:00 PDT
Laser Cut SphereBot http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-SphereBot/
Laser Cut SphereBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/N70Y/IB6C9HEY/FXMN70YIB6C9HEY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/N70Y/IB6C9HEY/FXMN70YIB6C9HEY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/N70Y/IB6C9HEY/FXMN70YIB6C9HEY.SMALL.jpg Electr0nicsGeek The concept of the SphereBot (or Egg-Bot) is really neat and innovative. For those of you who do not know, the SphereBot is a device that uses ordinary pens (sharpies, Rose Art markers, etc.) to draw on round objects. These can be anything, from ping pong balls, to golf balls, and even eggs. Ve...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:09:59 PDT
Hack a Drill - Powerful Gearmotor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Drill-Powerful-Gearmotor/
Hack a Drill - Powerful Gearmotor! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/X9MN/I8H69D71/F4BX9MNI8H69D71.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/X9MN/I8H69D71/F4BX9MNI8H69D71.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/X9MN/I8H69D71/F4BX9MNI8H69D71.SMALL.jpg simon.w.nordberg In this Instructable I will show you how to get a powerful gearmotor from a cordless drill!I found this cordless drill in the scrap bin at a second hand store. When I got home I discovered something odd (video...) Materials Cordless drill for hacking! Tools Philips head screwdriver Disassemb...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:56:51 PDT
Buzzing Mouse Prank http://www.instructables.com/id/Buzzing-Mouse-Prank/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:03:50 PDT
Thermoelectric Rotational Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Rotational-Ornament/
Thermoelectric Rotational Ornament - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/RXPO/HT3E07HT/F8ARXPOHT3E07HT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/RXPO/HT3E07HT/F8ARXPOHT3E07HT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/RXPO/HT3E07HT/F8ARXPOHT3E07HT.SMALL.jpg Joohansson Background: This is another thermoelectric experiment/ornament where the whole construction (candle, hot side, module and cool side) is rotating and both heating and cooling itself with a perfect balance between module output power, motor torque & rpm, candle efficiency, heat transfer, cooling ef...
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:59:58 PDT
make a motor very easily http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-motor-very-easily-1/
make a motor very easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/PETL/HJKC6IAE/F1EPETLHJKC6IAE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/PETL/HJKC6IAE/F1EPETLHJKC6IAE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1E/PETL/HJKC6IAE/F1EPETLHJKC6IAE.SMALL.jpg argha halder Today I am going to show how to make a motor very easily. For this you may not need more than ordinary things. It is easy and great for scientific classes and experiments. Visit my profile:http://www.instructables.com/member/argha+halder/ to see some more of this type of interesting projects. ingr...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 04:44:23 PDT
Easy DC Motor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DC-Motor-Controller/
Easy DC Motor Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/RLG9/HH2VNEHS/F6ZRLG9HH2VNEHS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/RLG9/HH2VNEHS/F6ZRLG9HH2VNEHS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/RLG9/HH2VNEHS/F6ZRLG9HH2VNEHS.SMALL.jpg mgingerich If you're building a robot or other microcontrolled gadget, you will need to drive DC motors forwards and backwards. In this instructable, I'll demonstrate a simple and inexpensive circuit that controls a DC motor from two I/O pins. It requires no integrated circuits, and uses commonly available par...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 19:02:40 PDT
Thermoelectric Fan Powered by a Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Fan-Driven-by-a-Candle/
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 03:04:10 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE.jpg https://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
impBot: a Pan-Tilt Electric Imp Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/impBot-a-Pan-Tilt-Electric-Imp-Robot/
impBot: a Pan-Tilt Electric Imp Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/HBPN/H994RJTG/FVWHBPNH994RJTG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/HBPN/H994RJTG/FVWHBPNH994RJTG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/HBPN/H994RJTG/FVWHBPNH994RJTG.SMALL.jpg tombrew With controlBox, you've got a great basic input device pushing data to the Electric Imp planner (and therefore to the internet at large, via the HTTP Out node), but what about output devices? Controlling lights is a good trick, as we saw yesterday, but it's not enough to start your quest for global ...
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Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:00:55 PST
Wake-up light (no arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-up-light-no-arduino/
Wake-up light (no arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/HOZ2/H82U13TE/FJKHOZ2H82U13TE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/HOZ2/H82U13TE/FJKHOZ2H82U13TE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/HOZ2/H82U13TE/FJKHOZ2H82U13TE.SMALL.jpg Giedow Hello instructables people, Every morning when my alarm rings I have trouble getting out of bed. (so I am always late) To help me wake up I wanted to buy a wake-up light, it's supposed to help you wake up by giving the impression of a sunrise by getting brighter every minute after the alarm goes. Un...
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:10:23 PDT
Motor Sound generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Sound-generator/
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 22:36:57 PDT
How-To: Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Motors/
How-To: Motors - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/8IDT/GYWSZ5WP/FWB8IDTGYWSZ5WP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/8IDT/GYWSZ5WP/FWB8IDTGYWSZ5WP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/8IDT/GYWSZ5WP/FWB8IDTGYWSZ5WP.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura Servos and Steppers and Gears! Oh my! Some of our favorite hobbyist electronics utilize motors to mobilize, making them fun and awesome! Including a motor in your project could be challenging, especially if you have never worked with them before. The following Instructable will explain how motors ...
By: audreyobscura

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Fri, 17 Feb 2012 13:46:08 PST
Motion activated dropping spider, low cost, no programming http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-motion-detecting-prop-dropper/
Motion activated dropping spider, low cost, no programming - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/S44H/GFRWMBK0/FACS44HGFRWMBK0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/S44H/GFRWMBK0/FACS44HGFRWMBK0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/S44H/GFRWMBK0/FACS44HGFRWMBK0.SMALL.jpg PaulMakesThings In this Intstuctable I’m going to show you how to make a very simple motion activated spider that drops down rapidly and startles anyone that walks underneath, then retracts. I designed this to be an inexpensive and practical electronics project that a beginner can make. The sensor directly powers...
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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 22:26:34 PDT
CRANE GAME http://www.instructables.com/id/CRANE-GAME/
CRANE GAME - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/QXKL/G61ARO97/FE0QXKLG61ARO97.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/QXKL/G61ARO97/FE0QXKLG61ARO97.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/QXKL/G61ARO97/FE0QXKLG61ARO97.SMALL.jpg marc.cryan This shows you how to build an arcade style crane game out of scrap parts.  The basic parts are: a motorized assembly that raises and lowers a claw,  a track for the assembly to move around on, and a ctontroller with some electronics.  October 2013 https://www.tindie.com/products/marc_cryan/claw/ A...
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Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:17:30 PST
Limpet Push-Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Barnicle-Button/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2009 07:06:22 PDT
Automatic Aquarium Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Aquarium-Feeder/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2008 03:35:15 PDT
Speed simulator for racing games or coaster simulators http://www.instructables.com/id/Speed-simulator-for-racing-games-or-coaster-simula/
Speed simulator for racing games or coaster simulators - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/3M3M/F6S8Z1NC/FZ63M3MF6S8Z1NC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/3M3M/F6S8Z1NC/FZ63M3MF6S8Z1NC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/3M3M/F6S8Z1NC/FZ63M3MF6S8Z1NC.SMALL.jpg sharkyenergy a simple project, a fan is going to blow air into your face according to the in-game speed. Easy to do and funny! disclaimer and what you need hi!first of all the disclaimer:***Disclaimer*** The following is for informational purposes only, I take no responsibility for what you do with this knowl...
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Wed, 26 Sep 2007 01:15:41 PDT
Small fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-fan/
Small fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/X9O5/9HAEWIJLMD8/FD4X9O59HAEWIJLMD8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/X9O5/9HAEWIJLMD8/FD4X9O59HAEWIJLMD8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/X9O5/9HAEWIJLMD8/FD4X9O59HAEWIJLMD8.SMALL.jpg Modeo Small electric fan from spare parts. Parts What you will need: - small electrical motor and its power supply (I used a 12v old typewriter motor) - switch - bridge (4diodes in case you have an AC power source) - wire coat hanger - 2 hose clamps - bit of rubber tubing to fit over coat hanger wire -...
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Fri, 5 Jan 2007 18:09:36 PST