Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - wire http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:22:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to save Heat Shrink Tube from Pre-Shrinking http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-save-Heat-Shrink-Tube-from-Pre-Shrinking/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 22:53:02 PDT
DIY Spiral Wire Wraps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spiral-Wire-Wraps/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:01:06 PDT
Basic Ciruitry http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Ciruitry/
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 14:14:48 PDT
Splice Cable Like A Rocket Scientist http://www.instructables.com/id/Splice-Cable-Like-A-Rocket-Scientist/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:31:51 PDT
Soldering tips and tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-tips-and-tricks-1/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:30:50 PDT
Motor Masco G28 http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Masco-G28/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:42:01 PDT
Fantastic Wire Loop Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Fantastic-Wire-Loop-Game/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 11:02:59 PDT
Cool Wire Loop Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Wire-Loop-Game/
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:50:59 PDT
Cable extensions http://www.instructables.com/id/Cable-extensions/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:41:57 PDT
Reusing ribbon cables and connectors for DIY projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusing-ribbon-cables-and-connectors-for-DIY-proje/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:35:47 PDT
Sugru Cable Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Cable-Tie/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:07:45 PDT
Boost your Cheap, Battery-Powered Air Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Boost-your-Cheap-Battery-Powered-Air-Pump/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:54:59 PDT
Ebike Upgrades: Thicker Hub Motor Wire and Cooling Mods http://www.instructables.com/id/Ebike-Upgrades-Thicker-Hub-Motor-Wire-and-Cooling-/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:49:13 PDT
An experiment in transformer rewinding http://www.instructables.com/id/An-experiment-in-transformer-rewinding/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:48:54 PDT
Ultimate desk management, with control pannel http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-desk-cable-management-with-control-center/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:23:05 PDT
Easy DIY Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Battery-Holder/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:47:43 PDT
DIY simple homemade motor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-simple-homemade-motor/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 08:57:13 PDT
How to strip and connect wires with a butt connector http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-strip-and-connect-wires-with-a-butt-connect/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:58:13 PDT
Bean can boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/Bean-can-boombox/
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:08:18 PST
Omnidirectional Signaling with EL Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Omnidirectional-Signaling-with-EL-Wire/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 20:30:25 PST
computer power supply heater http://www.instructables.com/id/computer-power-supply-heater/
computer power supply heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/7ALW/HRWNBH1J/FG17ALWHRWNBH1J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/7ALW/HRWNBH1J/FG17ALWHRWNBH1J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/7ALW/HRWNBH1J/FG17ALWHRWNBH1J.SMALL.jpg 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
El Wire Easy Foam Board Logos and Words for all skill levels http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Wire-Easy-Foam-Board-Logos-and-Words-for-all-sk/
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:54:23 PST
Breadboard Friendly Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Friendly-Switch/
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:20:31 PST
Negative wire broken needs to solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Negative-wire-broken-needs-to-solder/
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:42:05 PST
Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 Plus Steps ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Building-Tips-in-21-Plus-Steps-/
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:54:55 PST
Little-Bits Two Way Morse Code http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Bits-Two-Way-Morse-Code/
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 03:36:31 PST
Buzzer Wire Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Buzzer-Wire-Game/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 16:56:49 PST
EL Wire Infinity Pong Table http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Infinity-Pong-Table/
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:57:39 PST
DIY Servo Splitter for RC Planes in 10 minutes! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Servo-Splitter-for-RC-Planes-in-10-minutes/
DIY Servo Splitter for RC Planes in 10 minutes! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/4K9J/HM8D6GQT/FTI4K9JHM8D6GQT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/4K9J/HM8D6GQT/FTI4K9JHM8D6GQT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/4K9J/HM8D6GQT/FTI4K9JHM8D6GQT.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Spent-Cartridge-Crimp-Connectors/
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:19:43 PDT
DIY hook up wire http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-hook-up-wire/
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Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:13:53 PDT
El-wire keyboard backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/El-wire-keyboard-backlight/
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Sun, 26 May 2013 05:18:49 PDT
Wire wrapping tools made inexpensive. I made it at TechShop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-wrapping-tools-made-inexpensive-I-made-it-at/
Wire wrapping tools made inexpensive. I made it at TechShop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/P6LR/HFPTGFMW/FHKP6LRHFPTGFMW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/P6LR/HFPTGFMW/FHKP6LRHFPTGFMW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/P6LR/HFPTGFMW/FHKP6LRHFPTGFMW.SMALL.jpg 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. http://www.instructables.com/id/Standard-Wire-Gauge-Made-in-TechShop-18-Acryl/
Standard Wire Gauge. Made in TechShop. 1/8" Acrylic Material. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/1HS3/HFD10RRH/FGL1HS3HFD10RRH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/1HS3/HFD10RRH/FGL1HS3HFD10RRH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/1HS3/HFD10RRH/FGL1HS3HFD10RRH.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-HomoPolar-Motor/
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Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:38:04 PDT
Repair GPS Power Plug http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-GPS-Power-Plug/
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Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:56:56 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
12 Easy, Helpful Uses for Heat Shrink Tubing http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Easy-Helpful-Uses-for-Heat-Shrink-Tubing/
12 Easy, Helpful Uses for Heat Shrink Tubing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/51YT/HCV91HIX/FCB51YTHCV91HIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/51YT/HCV91HIX/FCB51YTHCV91HIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/51YT/HCV91HIX/FCB51YTHCV91HIX.SMALL.jpg 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
Electroluminescent Boat Navigation Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Electroluminescent-Boat-Navigation-Lights/
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Tue, 1 Jan 2013 01:23:58 PST
Homemade Coil Dope http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Coil-Dope/
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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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-Your-Snap-Circuits-With-Frickin-Laser-Beams-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/BQAM/H7UR7MLI/F8RBQAMH7UR7MLI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/BQAM/H7UR7MLI/F8RBQAMH7UR7MLI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/BQAM/H7UR7MLI/F8RBQAMH7UR7MLI.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Protobloc-prototyping-wires/
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:29:57 PDT
All The Link Wire You'll Ever Need . . . For FREE! http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Tip-All-The-Link-Wire-Youll-Ever-Nee/
All The Link Wire You'll Ever Need . . . For FREE! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/2QOA/H5ED8KJ1/FIA2QOAH5ED8KJ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/2QOA/H5ED8KJ1/FIA2QOAH5ED8KJ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/2QOA/H5ED8KJ1/FIA2QOAH5ED8KJ1.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-Way-to-Strip-Magnet-Wire/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/1VSA/H4AGKJ70/FQW1VSAH4AGKJ70.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/1VSA/H4AGKJ70/FQW1VSAH4AGKJ70.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/1VSA/H4AGKJ70/FQW1VSAH4AGKJ70.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Ways-to-Connect-a-Wire-Without-Soldering/
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 07:09:46 PDT
Conductive Tape http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Tape/
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 19:57:01 PDT
wire cutters are amazing at helping http://www.instructables.com/id/wire-cutters-are-amazing-at-helping/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/S2EZ/H3W56B2D/FJGS2EZH3W56B2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/S2EZ/H3W56B2D/FJGS2EZH3W56B2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/S2EZ/H3W56B2D/FJGS2EZH3W56B2D.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/which-hole-on-your-wire-stripper-is-the-best/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/FUP2/H3W4J53M/FDYFUP2H3W4J53M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/FUP2/H3W4J53M/FDYFUP2H3W4J53M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDY/FUP2/H3W4J53M/FDYFUP2H3W4J53M.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/TechShop-Electronics-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/PS43/H0FLIPVG/FMSPS43H0FLIPVG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/PS43/H0FLIPVG/FMSPS43H0FLIPVG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/PS43/H0FLIPVG/FMSPS43H0FLIPVG.SMALL.jpg 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
El Fiasco http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Fiasco/
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 20:59:36 PST