Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - wire Tue, 31 Mar 2015 03:19:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Sugru Cable Tie
Sugru Cable Tie - More DIY How To Projects]]> eludemann Everyone hates unwieldy, tangled cables! You could always buy an accessory to mind your cords, or you could use some Sugru to jazz up a twist tie for a custom, DIY option. Materials Needed 1 twist tie1 mini pack of Sugru (1/2 to 1 mini pack will be used; you can get some here)Soapy water Roll o...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:07:45 PDT
Boost your Cheap, Battery-Powered Air Pump
Boost your Cheap, Battery-Powered Air Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> diyboy1 So, are your batteries always draining so fast in your air-mattress pump? Well, there's an easy fix. Items Needed 1: Battery powered air mattress pump2: Wall wart3: Soldering iron4: Solder5: Hobby knifeThe pump I used runs on four D cells. That's six volts, and I had just gotten a wall wart from ...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:54:59 PDT
Ebike Upgrades: Thicker Hub Motor Wire and Cooling Mods
Ebike Upgrades: Thicker Hub Motor Wire and Cooling Mods - More DIY How To Projects]]> GlytchTech So I modded my ebike motor today. My original plan was to just run thicker gauge copper wire instead of the crappy aluminum wire that came with the motor and drill cooling holes in the motor casing....I got a little more than I bargained for. The hall effect sensors ended up failing irreparably. Luc...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:49:13 PDT
An experiment in transformer rewinding
An experiment in transformer rewinding - More DIY How To Projects]]> throbscottle I've had this transformer sitting in my junk box for a few years now. It came from a cheap hi-fi system. of (possibly) 80's vintage. I'd worked out it must be rated 90-100VA, but with windings for 11.7v, 15.4v and 40.5v, it was a bit useless.So when I needed a transformer with a power rating of at ...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:48:54 PDT
Ultimate desk management, with control pannel
Ultimate desk management, with control pannel - More DIY How To Projects]]> Saral Tayal As I have a keen interest in making, I have to have the tools to do so; such as hot glue gun, soldering iron, dremel (rotary-tool), an electronic sander, a diy desk light(insrtuctable here), and more. as you can imagine, some people will encounter the same problem as me, lots, and lots, of wires. Th...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:23:05 PDT
cooler Xbox
cooler Xbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> transistor2 This is an easy way to cool your Xbox how to start take apart your Xbox, be careful and make sure it is unplugged as you will expose high voltage components., then find a box that will hold the parts, see above. how to install find a box that will fit the peices and tape the HDD in by rolling...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:17:38 PDT
Easy DIY Battery Holder
Easy DIY Battery Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> diyboy1 This is an easy battery holder I made out of scrap parts. It can hold 1, 2, or 3 AA size batteries and could easily be made bigger to hold more or bigger batteries. Parts needed 1: Any plastic tube that will fit your batteries snugly inside2: Plastic bottle cap that is bigger than the end of the ...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:47:43 PDT
DIY simple homemade motor
DIY simple homemade motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> aru12295 This a very simple motor which is called a 'Homopolar motor'. It's a great example of how a magnetic field is produced when electricity is passed through a conductor. It is a fun project and only takes a few minutes to make.So, let's get started! Materials All you need is : 1) AA battery2) Neodym...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 08:57:13 PDT
How to strip and connect wires with a butt connector
How to strip and connect wires with a butt connector - More DIY How To Projects]]> tmcfau1 This is perfect for radio installs and other small electrical uses around the home or car. Skills required: Previous knowledge of stripping wire is very useful. Materials/tools required: Two wires that you need to connect, a tool that can strip wire (red handle in picture), a tool that can crimp but...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:58:13 PDT
Bean can boombox
Bean can boombox - More DIY How To Projects]]> zachary phillips doesn't everyone need a bean can boombox. Tools and supply's I have made a list of the tools and supply's you will need to make the boomboxextra wirewire strippers bolts/nutszip ties (optional) speakers that work one male audio enda can the size of your speakers hammer/nailsor a drill/drill bita ...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:08:18 PST
computer power supply heater
computer power supply heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> zachary phillips i was Bord and i had some old computer parts so i went to work. Gut it out the first thing i had to do was to gut out the power supply i would be putting the heater coil, power switch and the USB power curciut. Cut the cords next i had to trim the cords that i might use later. i tried an led...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:22:01 PST
Breadboard Friendly Switch
Breadboard Friendly Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Negative wire broken needs to solder
Negative wire broken needs to solder - More DIY How To Projects]]> mantis22 negative wire broken needs to be resoldered fixing battery pack TRC-207 40 channel Transceiver tools you need Find where the wire was attatched put some flux on the wire and the solder spot ,,,,,solder the wire back into position Wire fixed with the wire fixed Put back together and test ...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:42:05 PST
Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 Plus Steps )
Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 Plus Steps ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> russ_hensel I have been building circuits for a long time and may have picked up some ideas that may be new to more recent builders. There is nothing very hard or astonishing about the tips but they have helped me and may help you too.  In my mind a tip is not an electronics project ( but occasionally may inv...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:54:55 PST
Little-Bits Two Way Morse Code
Little-Bits Two Way Morse Code - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ferrybugs This is a fun way to learn and play with Morse code, electronics, led lights, buzzers and Little Bits. You will need matching glasses cases Blue tack scrap paper x2 pen x2 timer Little Bit pieces or equivalent; p1 power i3 button x2 w1 wire x3 o3 rgb light o6 Buzzer. Assemble Little Bits Conne...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 03:36:31 PST
Buzzer Wire Game
Buzzer Wire Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jacky P This is a simple game where you have to get a loop of wire through a maze of other metal wires. If they touch, a buzzer emits a "buzz" Materials You will need: a small paper clip, a big paper clip, wire, alligator clips, electrical tape, scissors, wire strippers, box or container, buzzer, 9-volt ...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 16:56:49 PST
DIY Servo Splitter for RC Planes in 10 minutes!
DIY Servo Splitter for RC Planes in 10 minutes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> FoamboardRC Hey I recently got into RC electronics so I'm starting to put out some i'bles on the subject! Well while I was building my RC plane I came across a little dilemma- I didn't have a servo splitter. I was thinking I'd have to wait another week to get to the hobby shop and buy one and that would cost me...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 17:02:23 PDT
Spent Cartridge Crimp Connectors
Spent Cartridge Crimp Connectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ross Workshop I own a Ramset .22 caliber nail gun, and I was wondering if I could do something useful with all the spent cartridges, then I came up with this idea. Tools And Materials You will need some spent cartridges (I used .22's from a nail gun. You could also use standard .22's from a pistol.), wire, wi...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:19:43 PDT
DIY hook up wire
DIY hook up wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> jptrsn I'm meticulous when I lay out a circuit on a breadboard. I mock it up on the computer first, and cut every jumper wire to size so everything lays nice and flat. However, there are times when you need to have a longer connection using a stranded-core wire. To go between boards, to connect points that...
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:13:53 PDT
Wire wrapping tools made inexpensive. I made it at TechShop. John_TS_DTW Goals:     To make wire wrapping tools more affordable for hobbyists.       To demonstrate how easy ideas could be made into reality at TechShop. Background:        What is wire wrapping?  It is a way to make connection without using solder.  Work & Design Description:         I imported The Hex ...
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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:52:40 PDT
Standard Wire Gauge. Made in TechShop. 1/8" Acrylic Material.
Standard Wire Gauge. Made in TechShop. 1/8" Acrylic Material. - More DIY How To Projects]]> John_TS_DTW Project Goal:      To make a Standard Wire Gauge out of 1/8" Acrylic.  Acknowledgement:      Thank you to all staff, instructors and fellow members who have supported this project and assisted me during my learning process. Standard Wire Gauge. Made in TechShop. 1/8" Acrylic Material. Part...
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:07:22 PDT
How To Make A HomoPolar Motor
How To Make A HomoPolar Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> GalacticsTutorials You can watch the video, but If you want then check out the steps Materials You're going to need; - 1 3/4 inch circular neodymium magnet -  20 gauge soli...
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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:38:04 PDT
Repair GPS Power Plug
Repair GPS Power Plug - More DIY How To Projects]]> ROD917 My Garmin 12 VDC Power Adapter plastic prong broke. The plastic prong keeps the plug tight in the socket. I attempted to fix the plastic prong but I keep losing power. I could buy a new Power adapter for $35 plus shipping but I had the parts to fix it and it cost me nothing. Parts List 1. 12 VDC  ...
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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:56:56 PDT
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style!
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 Watch the Video! ...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:15:46 PST
12 Easy, Helpful Uses for Heat Shrink Tubing
12 Easy, Helpful Uses for Heat Shrink Tubing - More DIY How To Projects]]> FoamboardRC I just bought a heat gun and shrink wrap from Harbor Freight, and I was totally blasted with the usefulness of shrink wrap. Here are just a few projects I came up with as far as my electronics workbench goes! I thought of a billion others, but they weren't necessarily relevant to my electronics revo...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:54:29 PST
Homemade Coil Dope
Homemade Coil Dope - More DIY How To Projects]]> Re-design If you wind your own coils whether they are for an electric motor, electromagnet, radio coil or tesla coil or whatever, when you've wound it and have it the way you want it if you paint it with coil dope it will hold it's shape and won't hum in use. If you're winding an rf coil for a radio receiver...
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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 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
Protobloc prototyping wires Jamie bagn When designing a circuit I tend to simulate it in computer based simulator and then build it on protobloc or breadboard, I have found however that when I want to connect my arduino to the protobloc circuit the solid core wire isn't ideal. I found that you can buy wires with pins so I decided to make...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:29:57 PDT
All The Link Wire You'll Ever Need . . . For FREE! AndyGadget  Did you know there's 50 metres (160 feet) of high quality stranded multicolour electronics link wire sitting in your "Computer Things Which Will Come In Useful One Day" box at this very moment?  It's that old parallel printer lead which you junked when you got the new USB printer. To get to the wi...
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:14:58 PDT
Best Way to Strip Magnet Wire The Lightning Stalker If you're like me, you've been searching for a better way to get the insulation off of magnet wire.  Sure, there is the easy solder magnet wire with the insulation that turns to flux, but for one reason or another, you will eventually end up getting stuck using the good stuff.  Thankfully there is a...
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:33:26 PDT
4 Ways to Connect a Wire Without Soldering icecats      In this Instructable I will teach you four ways to connect a wire without soldering. Soldering can be tricky and it heats up the room, so why not just skip it completely if you can? Another annoying thing about soldering is that it takes a while to heat up, solder a joint, and then, hopefully w...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 07:09:46 PDT
Conductive Tape icecats      There is conductive thread, conductive glue, and even conductive ink. But what about conductive tape? In this Instructable I will teach you how to make conductive tape out of a few common materials. After many electronic projects of holding wires together with normal tape and alligator clips, I...
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:57:01 PDT
wire cutters are amazing at helping mde santis1 if you use wires in your projects you need to buy wire cutter/strippers they are a great investment and save time and precious stress they have holes which you put your wire in and it strips them for you instead of using scissors. They are relatively simple to use and have multiple holes for all wir...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 16:19:48 PDT
which hole on your wire stripper is the best mde santis1 when you buy a wire cutter/striper there are multiple holes in it for all kinds or wire this tip so far has worked with three of the most common wire cutters so first find thehole that your wire fits perfectly in then go two holes smaller and thats the hole that is the best for stripping that wire. ...
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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 15:48:20 PDT
TechShop Electronics Projects JesseHarringtonAu Shocking Electronics projects made at TechShop Acrylic Arduino Prototyping Stand I do a lot of projects with Arduino's and breadboards.  Often as I work on a messy workbench, the Arduino or breadboard get jostled and the wires pop out of the headers or the breadboard. To solve thi... Assemble a...
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Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:24:36 PDT
How to use a breadboard
How to use a breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> shams A breadboard also known as protoboard is a type of solderless electronic circuit building.You can build a electronic circuit on a breadboard without any soldering ! Best of all it is reusable. It was designed by Ronald J Portugal of EI Instruments Inc. in 1971. Building or prototyping circuits on a...
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Fri, 10 Feb 2012 04:19:20 PST
Solid State Tesla Coil
Solid State Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> Michael Chen A solid state Tesla coil is one of the kinds of Tesla coils available. It has several advantages over the more common spark gap tesla coil. They are less louder than conventional Tesla coils, yet they can still achieve a respectable output. They can also be made to play music through its spark, whic...
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Mon, 6 Feb 2012 18:33:04 PST
A quick and cheap grounding plug
A quick and cheap grounding plug - More DIY How To Projects]]> jhalfmoon Here's a quick hack I did to get easy and safe access to grounding points. A standard grounded mains cable is used, with the phase terminals completely removed and all phase wires isolated. Needed: - 1x grounded power cord - some 8mm shrink tubing - 1x screw terminal - wire cutter - small grinder ...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 15:04:22 PST
Maxwell Ultracapacitor Fun Inducktion Just me, playing around with my boostcap. It's an ultracapacitor from Maxwell Technologies, and I gotta say, it's interesting to hold 2600 farads in my hand. 2.5 volts though. This thing has only .7 milliohms of internal resistance! It's quite the beast, considering it can discharge at around 3.5 k...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 14:10:44 PST
Reduce Clutter by Twisting Wires
Reduce Clutter by Twisting Wires - More DIY How To Projects]]> tannerboi Electronics projects can get messy in many ways, including having wires making it difficult to navigate the inside and/or outside of your project. This Instructable will show you how to quickly and easily reduce clutter in your projects with wires. As pointed out by pfred2, if your project is very ...
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Fri, 2 Dec 2011 15:03:12 PST
The Weekly Challenge: Wire randofo   Follow Me to hear about all of The Weekly Challenges. This Week's Challenge: Make anything using wire of any sort 1st Place Bottle Light Bulb by Random_Canadian ...
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 16:11:18 PST
Strong Electromagnet From An Old Transformer
Strong Electromagnet From An Old Transformer - More DIY How To Projects]]> rocketman221 This is a very strong electromagnet made out of an old transformer. The materials used are recycled from transformers and motors. This magnet can lift over 30lbs (14kg) <br> Parts & Tools Parts: 1 Transformer Enough magnet wire to fill the core. Tool...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 21:57:10 PDT
Make Your Own USB Adapters
Make Your Own USB Adapters - More DIY How To Projects]]> ProfMuggs I feel like I can't ever find the right wire for the device I am using. I have collected a few adapters and chargers, but they weren't universal enough for my needs. I decided to modify and combine them to make a more complete set of adapters. Materials I can't stand carrying a ton of wires, but...
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:06:57 PDT
What is wire?
What is wire? - More DIY How To Projects]]> grenadier Electricity is useless without a way to move it around, so in order to accomplish that task somebody invented the wire. A wire is nothing more than a conductor wrapped up in a jacket of insulation. This insulation prevents conductors from making unwanted contacts, and prevents you from making unwant...
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Sun, 24 Jul 2011 12:52:09 PDT
SMD Test Probe
SMD Test Probe - More DIY How To Projects]]> throbscottle When recently testing a circuit board full of SMD's (Surface Mount Devices) I discovered that it can be quite difficult to manage holding two probes which whilst slim, are still quite clunky in relation to the devices being tested. In fact, the tips of the 2mm probes were as big as some of the devic...
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Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:59:49 PDT
Make your own E-Warrior
Make your own E-Warrior - More DIY How To Projects]]> neologik This time i would show you how to make an E-Warrior, for be used in the very awesome cool miniature wargame ever. ( made by me hehe), you could find the rules in my instructables list. So, we must follow just one important rule, the E-warrior must be made by only electronic parts and must be operab...
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Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:07:27 PST
how to get tons of free enameled copper wire
how to get tons of free enameled copper wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jimmy Proton There are tons of free copper wire rite under your nose and you dont even know it, hidden at the widest part of a CRT television/monitor held in by springs. There is a square black cable wrapped in tape. What many people dont seem to know is that its full of magnet wire! All you gotta do is mess up ...
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Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:58:59 PST
How to coil wire properly
How to coil wire properly - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ikkalebob You may not know how to coil your wire properly to prolong their life and quality. Some people just leave their wire to knot into a huge heap of inconvenience. Coiling your wire is essential whatever you may need to coil them for. This instructable will cover special tecniques to coil your wires wi...
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Sat, 30 Oct 2010 12:18:22 PDT
Build your own EL wire power supply JeriEllsworth As I promised in my video "EL Wire Made at Home" I came up with a few circuits for building your own power supply for electroluminescent wire. The first one is very similar to the "tickler" style 1908 Ford Model T spark coil
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Mon, 18 Oct 2010 06:33:59 PDT
Cloth Covered Banana Cables
Cloth Covered Banana Cables - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aud1073cH I wanted some cool banana patch cables, and found it may be cheaper to make my own. I decided to cloth cover my cables to make them more comfortable and to match the vintage styled noise sound effect synthesizer I plan to build. Stackable banana cables are better, but I saved lots of money using n...
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Sat, 4 Sep 2010 23:35:02 PDT