Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - switch http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 Jul 2016 01:01:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 What are Relays? (Interactive!) http://www.instructables.com/id/What-Are-Relays/
What are Relays? (Interactive!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/JN09/IQK3TDYJ/F3NJN09IQK3TDYJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/JN09/IQK3TDYJ/F3NJN09IQK3TDYJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/JN09/IQK3TDYJ/F3NJN09IQK3TDYJ.SMALL.jpg Sutty5 PLAY VIDEOWatch the video to learn about Relays and how they work. Try the circuit!: EveryCircuit RelayTo see more from me, subscribe to Simply Electronics on YouTube. Leave your comments or video suggestions here or on YouTube. and they may be considered for a video.Follow on TwitterLike on FaceBoo...
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Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:25:28 PDT
DC Mini Circuit Break Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Mini-Circuit-Break-Box/
DC Mini Circuit Break Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/0O3Q/IPVHAZ5L/FS20O3QIPVHAZ5L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/0O3Q/IPVHAZ5L/FS20O3QIPVHAZ5L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/0O3Q/IPVHAZ5L/FS20O3QIPVHAZ5L.SMALL.jpg jcweicom I bought Extremeaire Air compressor for my truck. It has a superb motor, solid cable and top quality. However, it has two problems. It does not have fuse box for safety and switch to turn it on and off. Once hooked to car battery, you will see an electric spark and motor is running. It is just too d...
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:32:16 PDT
LED CIRCUIT http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-CIRCUIT/
LED CIRCUIT - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/BNMO/IPJTH317/FQGBNMOIPJTH317.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/BNMO/IPJTH317/FQGBNMOIPJTH317.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/BNMO/IPJTH317/FQGBNMOIPJTH317.SMALL.jpg Abdullah-Stories Hey Guys , its my first project and so I want to impress u all , Here there isa LED Circuit which very easy to make , so lets get started !!!! Materials :- The Materials required for this project are :-1. LED / Bulb2.Battery3. Insulated Wires4.Switch5.Hand6. Soldereing Machine ( Optional) Arran...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 06:37:32 PDT
RGB Binary Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Binary-Counter/
RGB Binary Counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FPS3/IPIMD34U/F2IFPS3IPIMD34U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FPS3/IPIMD34U/F2IFPS3IPIMD34U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FPS3/IPIMD34U/F2IFPS3IPIMD34U.SMALL.jpg braulio777 This binary counter was developed with the use of RGB LED's and a pair of switches for manipulating the results while an Arduino platform will program the project. That is, the binary code implies either lighting up green LED's or blue LED's when a switch 1 is high or a switch 2 is high respectivel...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:23:07 PDT
DIY Clap Switch 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Clap-Switch-555-Timer/
DIY Clap Switch 555 Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/20JG/IPFRG3GI/FK720JGIPFRG3GI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/20JG/IPFRG3GI/FK720JGIPFRG3GI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/20JG/IPFRG3GI/FK720JGIPFRG3GI.SMALL.jpg afzalrehmani Todays instructable is about How you can make a clap switch Step by Step Complete GuideDIY In 6 MinutesA clap switch has its many important applications some uses for security purposes some uses to control home appliances but i made it simple you can also add a relay to control high power devices ....
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:44:08 PDT
Breadboard Friendly Tactile Switches http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Friendly-Tactile-Switches/
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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 02:53:41 PDT
Agilent DSO7032A Oscilloscope - Repair of CAL PROTECT switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Agilent-DSO7032A-Oscilloscope-Repair-of-CAL-PROTEC/
Agilent DSO7032A Oscilloscope - Repair of CAL PROTECT switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/Z1VM/IOMP13L9/FYBZ1VMIOMP13L9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/Z1VM/IOMP13L9/FYBZ1VMIOMP13L9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/Z1VM/IOMP13L9/FYBZ1VMIOMP13L9.SMALL.jpg Lab Tech - Purdue New Albany Eminently simple time-saving Instructable for a problem that exists because of ONE part that fails due to non-use over time.This Agilent DSO7032A oscilloscope has a nice built-in self-calibration feature that must be manually configured using a small slide switch accessible through a slot on the upp...
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Wed, 25 May 2016 12:08:31 PDT
Controlling Your Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Your-Electronics/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/GLWP/IO0GBZ92/FQDGLWPIO0GBZ92.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/GLWP/IO0GBZ92/FQDGLWPIO0GBZ92.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/GLWP/IO0GBZ92/FQDGLWPIO0GBZ92.SMALL.jpg millerman4487 This is a collection of projects ranging from easy to hard, so that you can learn to control all of your electronic creations in a number of ways. Enjoy! Arduino Button with no resistor Arduino: How to Connect Common Sensors and Items Arduino Joystick Breadboard with LCD Output Wirele...
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Mon, 9 May 2016 16:03:00 PDT
Knife Switch for End Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Knife-Switch-for-End-Table/
Knife Switch for End Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/DBS9/INZ2VET9/FSMDBS9INZ2VET9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/DBS9/INZ2VET9/FSMDBS9INZ2VET9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/DBS9/INZ2VET9/FSMDBS9INZ2VET9.SMALL.jpg hipcatcoolcap I had an Arduino monitoring a capacitive switch, but it got flakey and.. well destroyed. but my lamp had blown its switch years ago so I needed a way to turn it on and off. stuff wire, a relay module (way easier than designing your own)a old 5v wall charger, and a knife switch. Low voltage end ...
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Sun, 8 May 2016 15:45:25 PDT
Magnetic patchbay (for modular synth or anything else you want to patch ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Patchbay-for-Modular-Synth-or-Anything-El/
Magnetic patchbay (for modular synth or anything else you want to patch ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/JAKN/INUJO2LB/FPGJAKNINUJO2LB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/JAKN/INUJO2LB/FPGJAKNINUJO2LB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/JAKN/INUJO2LB/FPGJAKNINUJO2LB.SMALL.jpg Pokaloka Hi how to make a patchbay (connection slots) for your modular synth or anything else you want to connect and deconnect easily by hand..Before starting you need things like this:for the patchcables building:1-some wall pins of the 2 kinds (with big plastic and the plane ones)2-some cables (harvested ...
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Thu, 5 May 2016 10:55:58 PDT
Chic Guitar Pedal Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Chic-Guitar-Pedal-Light-Switch/
Chic Guitar Pedal Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/4NXE/INNEGHPU/FDN4NXEINNEGHPU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/4NXE/INNEGHPU/FDN4NXEINNEGHPU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/4NXE/INNEGHPU/FDN4NXEINNEGHPU.SMALL.jpg BenBuildsDIY Hi there and welcome back to another Ben Builds project! In this Instructable, I will be showing you how to make a chic light switch from an old guitar pedal and some other supplies.Lets get started! Watch the Video Take a look at the video above and watch the full process. If you are still havin...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:49:12 PDT
Chromecast On/Off Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Chromecast-OnOff-Switch/
Chromecast On/Off Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/G4JT/INER6KJD/FMCG4JTINER6KJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/G4JT/INER6KJD/FMCG4JTINER6KJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/G4JT/INER6KJD/FMCG4JTINER6KJD.SMALL.jpg MatthewM232 As any of you Chromecast owners will know, when you use the TV as the power supply for your Chromecast, your Chromecast will be on as long as the TV is on. Typically this isn't an issue, but we use an aerial to get our live TV and having the Chromecast on interrupts the signal. This switch was a pr...
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:23:24 PDT
Momentary to Latching Switch Conversion With This Simple Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Momentary-to-Latching-Switch-Conversion-With-This-/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 18:46:16 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
Simple Bi-directional Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bi-directional-Switch/
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:42:27 PST
Controlling Servos on FPGA http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Servos-on-FPGA/
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:34:30 PST
Clap Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Clap-Switch-1/
Clap Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/ZZVZ/IK2X93Q9/FBLZZVZIK2X93Q9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/ZZVZ/IK2X93Q9/FBLZZVZIK2X93Q9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/ZZVZ/IK2X93Q9/FBLZZVZIK2X93Q9.SMALL.jpg Samartist Hello Friends,Here is a clap switch. You can turn any home appliance on/off with a clap. I personally designed the circuit for better accuracy and customized filtration. You can see the working of the switch in the video attached.I hope you will enjoy building this project. Circuit Explanation Th...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:37:53 PST
ESP8266 Wifi Timer Switch for AC Loads http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Wifi-Timer-Switch-for-AC-Loads/
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:03:20 PST
RF Outlet to Light Switch Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/RF-Outlet-to-Light-Switch-Hack/
RF Outlet to Light Switch Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/ECH6/INER58GO/F5VECH6INER58GO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/ECH6/INER58GO/F5VECH6INER58GO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/ECH6/INER58GO/F5VECH6INER58GO.SMALL.jpg moyerek Kickstarter (and later Indiegogo) project Hook was something that was an easy choice to back since it made cheap and readily available home automation devices smart by adding the ability to control using your smartphone and/or IFTTT. The biggest downfall that I quickly determined was that they had ...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 13:53:24 PST
Super simple potentiometer switch hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-potentiometer-switch-hack/
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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:48:49 PDT
Simple Shock/Vibration Switch/Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-ShockVibration-SwitchSensor/
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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 21:07:27 PDT
How to make a easy on and off switch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-easy-on-and-off-switch/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:23:28 PDT
$0.1 Dusk to Dawn Switch Low cost simple dusk to dawn switch Dark Sensing Light Automatic Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/01-Dusk-to-Dawn-Switch-Low-cost-simple-dusk-to-daw/
$0.1 Dusk to Dawn Switch Low cost simple dusk to dawn switch Dark Sensing Light Automatic Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/ASYC/IAAG140H/FARASYCIAAG140H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/ASYC/IAAG140H/FARASYCIAAG140H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAR/ASYC/IAAG140H/FARASYCIAAG140H.SMALL.jpg Komal Manoj Thakur Turn your security lighting or task lighting on and off automatically each night with this circuit. It's easy to install. Components List 1. TRIAC BT136 or BTA162. LDR 3. 104 (0.1uF) Capacitor 4. 1K Ohm 1/4 Watt Resistor 5. DB3 Diac 6. Connecting Wires Connection Diagram Make connections as sh...
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Fri, 29 May 2015 10:03:33 PDT
Remote on/off switch for up to 4 devices. http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-onoff-switch-for-up-to-4-devices/
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Fri, 15 May 2015 08:51:13 PDT
Proximity IR Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Proiximity-IR-Switch/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:45:33 PDT
Secrets Of Driverless Stepper Motor Operation http://www.instructables.com/id/Secrets-Of-Driverless-Stepper-Motor-Operation/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:15:05 PST
Futuristic Green SmartSwitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Futuristic-Green-SmartSwitch/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:59:43 PST
DIY Circuit breaker panelboard with Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), metering and computer control. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Circuit-breaker-panelboard-with-Automatic-Tran/
DIY Circuit breaker panelboard with Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS), metering and computer control. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/CYOP/IOEKJBO6/F6UCYOPIOEKJBO6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/CYOP/IOEKJBO6/F6UCYOPIOEKJBO6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/CYOP/IOEKJBO6/F6UCYOPIOEKJBO6.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby I needed a mini circuit breaker panelboard to protect and segregate the loads from my solar inverter. I wanted a small form factor, transparent cover to view the breakers and adequate protection for all my house electrical loads. DISCLAIMER! I am a power system (electrical) engineer for the past 19 ...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:17:46 PST
Micro dark activated switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-dark-activated-switch/
Micro dark activated switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/JNRE/I7MX2K8H/F3OJNREI7MX2K8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/JNRE/I7MX2K8H/F3OJNREI7MX2K8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/JNRE/I7MX2K8H/F3OJNREI7MX2K8H.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean At just 10mm x 10mm, this is quite possibly one of the smallest light sensitive switches you will ever find!At last, a great replacement for LDR circuits. Welcome to the future!!! You will need: Bare PCBScalpelSolderFluxSoldering IronSMT 81k 0603 resistorSMT 0603 100n CapacitorSMT 3904 NPN Transi...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:41:11 PST
AC Relay Module http://www.instructables.com/id/AC-Relay-Module/
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Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09:40:45 PST
Liga/Desliga USB 5 volts http://www.instructables.com/id/LigaDesliga-USB-5-volts/
Liga/Desliga USB 5 volts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ZCZQ/I32WKFYZ/FZXZCZQI32WKFYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ZCZQ/I32WKFYZ/FZXZCZQI32WKFYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/ZCZQ/I32WKFYZ/FZXZCZQI32WKFYZ.SMALL.jpg ts. malavasi Algum tempo atrás adquiri um Google Chromecast, mas confesso que fiquei um pouco desanimado por dois motivos: Ele aquece muito, muito mesmo; Quando eu estava assistindo a TV aberta por exemplo lá estava ele, consumindo banda do meu roteador.Outra coisa, minha TV não possui o sistema Anynet+ (cliqu...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 22:06:43 PST
USB Switch - New Warning on Use http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Switch-1/
USB Switch - New Warning on Use - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/525L/I1OU49YD/FIU525LI1OU49YD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/525L/I1OU49YD/FIU525LI1OU49YD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIU/525L/I1OU49YD/FIU525LI1OU49YD.SMALL.jpg JouleTime Warning Note added May 18, 2015. After using this to switch on electronics, it seems to have a side effect. When switching off an Arduino, the USB port is sometimes not responsive and requires a reboot of the computer. I'm not sure why this happens. It could be an issue with the data lines still bei...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:06:04 PDT
Transistor Basics - MOSFETs http://www.instructables.com/id/Transistor-Basics-MOSFETs/
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:08:33 PDT
Sealed battery box 12v/24v using a DPDT switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Sealed-battery-box-12v24v-with-a-switch/
Sealed battery box 12v/24v using a DPDT switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/6BDP/HZ3YBNPN/F8Y6BDPHZ3YBNPN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/6BDP/HZ3YBNPN/F8Y6BDPHZ3YBNPN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/6BDP/HZ3YBNPN/F8Y6BDPHZ3YBNPN.SMALL.jpg RehabIsForQuitters In this instructable I will show you how to build a sealed battery box. It's not completely water tight but rain is no problem for it. Since building this I have found it to be a great mobile power supply for many things even running power tools while camping where there are no electric hookups.The ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:49:03 PDT
Mini LED Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-LED-Tester/
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:56:54 PDT
Activate Lights And Other Appliances With Touch And Knocks (under 2$!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Activate-Lights-And-Other-Appliances-With-Touch-An/
Activate Lights And Other Appliances With Touch And Knocks (under 2$!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/W9WW/HYTI2FP4/FFHW9WWHYTI2FP4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/W9WW/HYTI2FP4/FFHW9WWHYTI2FP4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/W9WW/HYTI2FP4/FFHW9WWHYTI2FP4.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim Hey, everyone! In this Instructable, I will show you how to control devices such as lamps and fans, by using knocks and touch! These are just other ways to activate household appliances, instead of using conventional switches. This project is handy for those wanting to make their homes "smarter" and...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 02:02:24 PDT
DIY SOLAR FLASHLIGHT http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-FLASHLIGHT/
DIY SOLAR FLASHLIGHT - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/LZA4/HWKJZU2C/FYRLZA4HWKJZU2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/LZA4/HWKJZU2C/FYRLZA4HWKJZU2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/LZA4/HWKJZU2C/FYRLZA4HWKJZU2C.SMALL.jpg kris754a I built this flashlight so i would have one that used sunlight and didn't require any batteries. When fully charged it can stay lit in approx 30 minutes. What you will need The circuit Putting on the solar panel Add the capacitors Mounting the switch Mounting the LED's Conn...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 05:42:18 PDT
Motion Activated AC Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-AC-Switch/
Motion Activated AC Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/49J7/HWRC73DQ/F3749J7HWRC73DQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/49J7/HWRC73DQ/F3749J7HWRC73DQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/49J7/HWRC73DQ/F3749J7HWRC73DQ.SMALL.jpg brmarcum I hate Christmas tree lights.Well not really, I just don't enjoy having to climb under the tree every time I want to plug in or unplug the lights. In the interest of saving my sanity, I decided to build a motion activated switch that can power the lights for me. It has an integrated adjustable timer...
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:09:33 PDT
A Functioning 3D Printed Electric Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Electric-Switch/
A Functioning 3D Printed Electric Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/8TM3/HW0FXG2K/FZH8TM3HW0FXG2K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/8TM3/HW0FXG2K/FZH8TM3HW0FXG2K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/8TM3/HW0FXG2K/FZH8TM3HW0FXG2K.SMALL.jpg bfk This is an electric momentary switch for small, low voltage, low amp projects. It still needs to be fully tested, but I've already successfully made printed projects that incorporate non-plastic materials embedded within 3D printed items and fully functioning, mechanical objects for quite some time...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:18:08 PDT
Switches in Parallel http://www.instructables.com/id/Switches-in-Parallel/
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Tue, 6 May 2014 01:38:30 PDT
Simple Small Switch Box for Electronic Projects DIY-Mini DV Cassette Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-Small-Switch-Box-for-Electronic-Project/
Simple Small Switch Box for Electronic Projects DIY-Mini DV Cassette Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/Q5VP/HSICZDIZ/F49Q5VPHSICZDIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/Q5VP/HSICZDIZ/F49Q5VPHSICZDIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/Q5VP/HSICZDIZ/F49Q5VPHSICZDIZ.SMALL.jpg ostin jos Hello friends, I'm Ostin - I have designed a simple small switch box for my project(car reversing cam module) . I have made it using mini DV cassette. Might be useful in your projects too. Mini DV cassette hack. Tools n Equipments needed 1) Mini DV cassette cover(plastic type not glass) 2)...
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Sat, 8 Mar 2014 10:44:50 PST
Knob Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Knob-Switch/
Knob Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/2QHV/HSE95OUV/FFJ2QHVHSE95OUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/2QHV/HSE95OUV/FFJ2QHVHSE95OUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/2QHV/HSE95OUV/FFJ2QHVHSE95OUV.SMALL.jpg Cogtoys In making a project with conductive paint, I wasn't entirely happy about the paperfold switch I used. The paper fold switch is simple, robust, and easy to make, but it was a momentary switch. For some electronics projects I want a permanent switch. To that end, I'm beginning to prototype some s...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 02:18:04 PST
Easy and cool clap Switch. Everybody Can Make This http://www.instructables.com/id/clap-switch-on-the-real-cheap/
Easy and cool clap Switch. Everybody Can Make This - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/F2EV/HRWN7140/FKYF2EVHRWN7140.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/F2EV/HRWN7140/FKYF2EVHRWN7140.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/F2EV/HRWN7140/FKYF2EVHRWN7140.SMALL.jpg deattila here is a little demonstration video, of the clap switch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbwoPNAfhIk THIS BUILDING IS AT YOUR OWN RISK when i am laying in my bed, and the light is still on. i have to get out walk to the other and of my room to switch it of. and then i have to walk to my bed AGAI...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:16:23 PST
Mad Scientist Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Mad-Scientist-Nightlight/
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 10:06:18 PST
Breadboard Friendly Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Friendly-Switch/
Breadboard Friendly Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/VH7R/HQOAHZ3A/F7PVH7RHQOAHZ3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/VH7R/HQOAHZ3A/F7PVH7RHQOAHZ3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/VH7R/HQOAHZ3A/F7PVH7RHQOAHZ3A.SMALL.jpg sammydogjj A cheap and easy to build breadboard friendly switch. Gather Materials -A switch-Breadboard jumper wire Prepare Wiring -Cut and strip wire to desired length Solder! -Solder each wire to each terminal on your switch
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:20:31 PST
Breadboard Power Connector http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Power-Connector/
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:34:27 PST
Connecting a Linear Actuator to a Rocker Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-a-Linear-Actuator-to-a-Rocker-Switch/
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:33:57 PST
Electric Switch Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Switch-Puzzle/
Electric Switch Puzzle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/WKIV/HPZMPWXO/FFUWKIVHPZMPWXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/WKIV/HPZMPWXO/FFUWKIVHPZMPWXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/WKIV/HPZMPWXO/FFUWKIVHPZMPWXO.SMALL.jpg JohnCopper I was asked to build some props for a friend's liveroleplaying game. They either had to look ancient or modern and should work without any gamemasters intervention. This one was one of the moderns and was used to turn on a plasma disc by basically activating a relay to let the current flow. What p...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:16:31 PST
How to make a switch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-switch/
How to make a switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/EFLK/HPA3XUOD/F6MEFLKHPA3XUOD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/EFLK/HPA3XUOD/F6MEFLKHPA3XUOD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/EFLK/HPA3XUOD/F6MEFLKHPA3XUOD.SMALL.jpg the electrical engineer This instructable tells of how you can make a few different switches for gadgets you make lets start. How to make a pressure plate The pressure plate I have used in one of my previous instructs. So you can also take a look at that. Anyway to make it you will need these materials. Materials:1. ...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:27:53 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