Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:29:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 Variable Bench Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-Bench-Power-Supply/
Variable Bench Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/DPFC/IQU0Z7P8/FBEDPFCIQU0Z7P8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/DPFC/IQU0Z7P8/FBEDPFCIQU0Z7P8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/DPFC/IQU0Z7P8/FBEDPFCIQU0Z7P8.SMALL.jpg leomiranda This is a simple adjustable bench power supply I built to help me in my instructables. 8 )Some time ago I build another using a computer (ATX) power supply, but this kind of solution provides fixed values: 3.3, 5 and 12 volts. This is the less expensive solution you will find (just if you have an AT...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:43:38 PDT
Fix Your QuadCopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Your-Drone/
Fix Your QuadCopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/EEOQ/IJ6CD76T/FPNEEOQIJ6CD76T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/EEOQ/IJ6CD76T/FPNEEOQIJ6CD76T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/EEOQ/IJ6CD76T/FPNEEOQIJ6CD76T.SMALL.jpg Just4Fun Media One of the hot toys this Christmas was quadcopter drones. They are an awful lot of fun for a great price, and are a lot more fun to learn to fly than larger (more expensive to crash) models. Due to their inexpensive construction and very inexperienced pilots, there are bound to be some breakdowns. I...
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Sat, 9 Jan 2016 10:35:32 PST
Cheap and reliable remote control fan regulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-reliable-remote-control-fan-regulator/
Cheap and reliable remote control fan regulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/BVKV/HZL3L00K/FZ4BVKVHZL3L00K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/BVKV/HZL3L00K/FZ4BVKVHZL3L00K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/BVKV/HZL3L00K/FZ4BVKVHZL3L00K.SMALL.jpg harishh Hi, I am new to Instructables, I hope my mini project will be appreciated by many as this is economical and reliable and easy to built. I am a beginner to this electronic field. I always like to do small electronic projects with less investment which relates to practical appliances.This project pr...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:28:48 PDT
Configurando la Grabadora Laser Benbox DIY | Setting up the Benbox DIY laser engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Configurando-La-Grabadora-Laser-Benbox-DIY/
Configurando la Grabadora Laser Benbox DIY | Setting up the Benbox DIY laser engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/ZORR/IKRNNYXZ/F9VZORRIKRNNYXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/ZORR/IKRNNYXZ/F9VZORRIKRNNYXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/ZORR/IKRNNYXZ/F9VZORRIKRNNYXZ.SMALL.jpg mioxid Hola! en este Instructable voy a compartir con ustedes el como configurar el Software e instalar los drivers para la maquina de grabado laser Benbox DIY.Primeramente compartir con ustedes que no tengo ninguna relación con la empresa Benbox. Yo soy solo un entusiasta quien encontró una maquina de gra...
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Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:54:35 PST
Dyson DC25 Brushbar Motor Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Dyson-DC25-Brushbar-Motor-Replacement/
Dyson DC25 Brushbar Motor Replacement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/CT3R/HUO6MFZX/F42CT3RHUO6MFZX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/CT3R/HUO6MFZX/F42CT3RHUO6MFZX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/CT3R/HUO6MFZX/F42CT3RHUO6MFZX.SMALL.jpg Jayefuu This Instructable gives details how to replace the motor in the Dyson DC25 vacuum cleaner brushbar. When reclined for vacuuming carpet, the DC25 has a motorised beater. The brushbar motor on my girlfriend's DC25 had burnt out and so rather than throwing the whole lot away and buying a new brushbar, ...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 13:24:40 PDT
Smart home energy monitoring & management system http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-home-energy-management-system-SHEMMS/
Smart home energy monitoring & management system - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/0OGM/HZB3JXXB/FME0OGMHZB3JXXB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/0OGM/HZB3JXXB/FME0OGMHZB3JXXB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/0OGM/HZB3JXXB/FME0OGMHZB3JXXB.SMALL.jpg abhishek7xavier Consumer electronics, office equipment and other plug loads consume 15 to 20 percent of total residential and commercial electricity while not in primary mode. Much of this energy is consumed when these devices operate in low-power modes but are not actually in use. One way to reduce this unnecessar...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:23:04 PDT
How to make an Intercom using telephone cables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Intercom-using-telephone-cables/
How to make an Intercom using telephone cables - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/9ONB/H1LWPUDP/F0X9ONBH1LWPUDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/9ONB/H1LWPUDP/F0X9ONBH1LWPUDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/9ONB/H1LWPUDP/F0X9ONBH1LWPUDP.SMALL.jpg SCIENCEPAL An intercom (intercommunication device), talkback or doorphone is a stand-alone voice communications system for use within a building or small collection of buildings, functioning independently of the public telephone network. Intercoms are generally mounted permanently in buildings and vehicles. In...
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Thu, 3 May 2012 04:02:52 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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/F1JG/IQPHKDKB/F1KF1JGIQPHKDKB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/F1JG/IQPHKDKB/F1KF1JGIQPHKDKB.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Learn Verilog: A Brief Tutorial Series on Digital Electronics Design with FPGAs and Verilog HDL http://www.instructables.com/id/Learn-Verilog-A-Brief-Tutorial-Series-on-FPGA-Desi/
Learn Verilog: A Brief Tutorial Series on Digital Electronics Design with FPGAs and Verilog HDL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/31NI/HQDURSEU/FLP31NIHQDURSEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/31NI/HQDURSEU/FLP31NIHQDURSEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/31NI/HQDURSEU/FLP31NIHQDURSEU.SMALL.jpg unonomehaha This brief series of semi-short lessons on Verilog is meant as an introduction to the language and to hopefully encourage readers to look further into FPGA design. These tutorials assume you are familiar with basic logic circuits and logic equations, as well as associated behaviors. I pose this qu...
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:24:43 PST
DARK/LIGHT SENSOR BASED ON the LM741 opamp http://www.instructables.com/id/DARKLIGHT-SENSOR-BASED-ON-the-LM741-opamp/
DARK/LIGHT SENSOR BASED ON the LM741 opamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/27RH/HD4VPSNZ/F8727RHHD4VPSNZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/27RH/HD4VPSNZ/F8727RHHD4VPSNZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/27RH/HD4VPSNZ/F8727RHHD4VPSNZ.SMALL.jpg Strontium hey everybody,i'm going to make a dark /light sensor using a lm741 opamp .It is very easy and requires only very few parts and is quite interesting .read on. questions for the instructables make to learn youth contest : what did you make? -i made a light/dark sensor based on the LM741 opamp using ...
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 10:34:18 PST
How To Make An MCPE Server http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-An-MCPE-Server/
How To Make An MCPE Server - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/5RV1/IDBHYLJU/FGI5RV1IDBHYLJU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/5RV1/IDBHYLJU/FGI5RV1IDBHYLJU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/5RV1/IDBHYLJU/FGI5RV1IDBHYLJU.SMALL.jpg ExpiredIron First, let me explain THE ONLY WAY to make a server without any third-party application (pocketmine, leet, etc.). Port forwarding is the secret. What it does is with the correct IP address of a device is set up with the real IP of your router, you can use a specific port to forward players to your w...
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:26:07 PDT
74HC595 Shift register http://www.instructables.com/id/74HC595-Shift-register/
74HC595 Shift register - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/L3YO/H5TUB0CK/FG5L3YOH5TUB0CK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/L3YO/H5TUB0CK/FG5L3YOH5TUB0CK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/L3YO/H5TUB0CK/FG5L3YOH5TUB0CK.SMALL.jpg BooRan This will be a quick start guide to the 74HC595 Shift register.   The shift register operates in a fairly simple way, but can be modified to become very complicated but very useful. The basic concept is you have 8 output pins from the 74HC595.  For this example lets just say these are sent through...
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 12:50:39 PDT
Hp Officejet Pro 8600 Printer Wireless setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Hp-Officejet-Pro-8600-Printer-Wireless-setup/
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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:26:39 PDT
Pre-amp to electret mic! http://www.instructables.com/id/Pre-amp-to-electret-mic/
Pre-amp to electret mic! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/LVLD/GMON5YBF/FFMLVLDGMON5YBF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/LVLD/GMON5YBF/FFMLVLDGMON5YBF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFM/LVLD/GMON5YBF/FFMLVLDGMON5YBF.SMALL.jpg lukas_tek This circuit is very easy to do! and all parts of it are easy to find! It is nice to put together with design of Rtty21http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-AM-Transmitter/ "The easy transmitter am" so you can talk on the radio or put somewhere hear the conversations of others! ======================...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2011 15:25:37 PDT
Supercapacitor Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Supercapacitor-Joule-Thief/
Supercapacitor Joule Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/8MUG/IQG51A2O/FWS8MUGIQG51A2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/8MUG/IQG51A2O/FWS8MUGIQG51A2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/8MUG/IQG51A2O/FWS8MUGIQG51A2O.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how I created a very popular and easy to build circuit, the joule thief, in order to power LEDs with voltages from 0.5V to 2.5V. This way less power from the used supercapacitor is unusable. Watch the video! The video should give you all the information you need ...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 07:57:41 PDT
Upgrade your Laptop's CD/DVD Drive to Blu-Ray!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Uprade-a-DVD-Drive-to-a-Blu-Ray-Drive/
Upgrade your Laptop's CD/DVD Drive to Blu-Ray!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/5R8D/I8766DJP/FXG5R8DI8766DJP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/5R8D/I8766DJP/FXG5R8DI8766DJP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXG/5R8D/I8766DJP/FXG5R8DI8766DJP.SMALL.jpg HowTo101 This Instructable will show you how to upgrade your laptop's cd\dvd drive to blu-ray, giving you the ability to play & burn cd's, dvd's and blu-rays.Make sure you have the right size drive before you upgrade. Laptop dvd and blu-ray drives come in 7.5mm, 9.5mm and 12.7mm. Next you will need a progra...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:54:56 PDT
Build Your Own Battery Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Battery-Power-Supply/
Build Your Own Battery Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/HPFV/IQ2O2Z4R/FZZHPFVIQ2O2Z4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/HPFV/IQ2O2Z4R/FZZHPFVIQ2O2Z4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/HPFV/IQ2O2Z4R/FZZHPFVIQ2O2Z4R.SMALL.jpg Lucas Reed Have you ever needed to power a project that's not near an outlet? Have you needed to test using different voltages? Are you curious about analog circuits and power? Using Autodesk Circuits and a lead-acid battery, you can create a circuit that will act as a variable power supply, outputting a range...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:06:45 PDT
Fix rubber contact buttons with a pencil (Logitch Harmony 650 remote) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-buttons-on-Logitch-Harmony-650/
Fix rubber contact buttons with a pencil (Logitch Harmony 650 remote) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/IVKQ/I55MRRYE/FVMIVKQI55MRRYE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/IVKQ/I55MRRYE/FVMIVKQI55MRRYE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/IVKQ/I55MRRYE/FVMIVKQI55MRRYE.SMALL.jpg tmack0 This short Instructable covers how I fixed the contact buttons on my Harmony 650. The remote itself uses 2 types of buttons: the metallic dome ones, and rubber contact ones. They both fundamentally work the same: when you press the button, a switch is closed on a circuit, telling the processor to se...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 22:35:39 PST
How to Fix a Mouse Clicker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-a-Mouse-Clicker/
How to Fix a Mouse Clicker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/YLFR/H9T4UXJP/F7LYLFRH9T4UXJP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/YLFR/H9T4UXJP/F7LYLFRH9T4UXJP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7L/YLFR/H9T4UXJP/F7LYLFRH9T4UXJP.SMALL.jpg Guchiwoochi Hello, This is my first instructable! I will show you how to fix the button or " Clicker " in a computer mouse. When youre mouse dosent click when you press it. It gets annoying if youre playing a game and youre mouse dosent work when you want it. The Tools The tools for the job. A broken mous...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:44:41 PST
Bluetooth SmartRoom http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-SmartRoom/
Bluetooth SmartRoom - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/Q7KB/IPYC7HLT/FUCQ7KBIPYC7HLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/Q7KB/IPYC7HLT/FUCQ7KBIPYC7HLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/Q7KB/IPYC7HLT/FUCQ7KBIPYC7HLT.SMALL.jpg kumaran512 This project will guide to have 4 Channel Relays for 4 different AC loads which can be controlled via Smartphone using Bluetooth.This has the added features of:1. Saving power state when electricity interrupts.2. Can be controlled both from phone and local switches3. Fully software controlled (Unlik...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:17:19 PDT
How to salvage a DVD Drive For Free Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Salvage-a-DVD-Drive-for-Free-Parts/
How to salvage a DVD Drive For Free Parts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/1DUD/IQ6VGF27/FAG1DUDIQ6VGF27.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/1DUD/IQ6VGF27/FAG1DUDIQ6VGF27.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/1DUD/IQ6VGF27/FAG1DUDIQ6VGF27.SMALL.jpg geekrex Have you ever wonder what is inside those optical drives that can be used ?When I was a kid it was really interesting for me to know ways to recycle parts.Even now it is something i find fun and interesting.Guys this has been nominated for treasure contest so if you find it useful then do vote for m...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2016 05:31:16 PDT
AUTOMATIC NIGHT LAMP http://www.instructables.com/id/AUTOMATIC-NIGHT-LAMP/
AUTOMATIC NIGHT LAMP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/ZNQ4/HX6YELQS/F56ZNQ4HX6YELQS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/ZNQ4/HX6YELQS/F56ZNQ4HX6YELQS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/ZNQ4/HX6YELQS/F56ZNQ4HX6YELQS.SMALL.jpg ANANTHA KRISHNAN J Hi ,In this project i am going to make an automated night lamp model using basic electronic parts which runs on a 9v battery.It works on the lethargy of light falling on the LDR(light dependent resistor).When there is no light the LED will glow at it's maximum and the brightness of LED decreases wit...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:10:49 PDT
Paper Resistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Resistor/
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Sun, 29 Apr 2007 06:44:40 PDT
Building an Electronics Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-Electronics-Enclosure/
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 06:11:47 PST
How to Build the Fastest Quadcopter in 3 Hours http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-the-Fastest-Quadcopter-in-3-Hours/
How to Build the Fastest Quadcopter in 3 Hours - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/2XPY/IPQ4L74P/F8S2XPYIPQ4L74P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/2XPY/IPQ4L74P/F8S2XPYIPQ4L74P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/2XPY/IPQ4L74P/F8S2XPYIPQ4L74P.SMALL.jpg Prowlr About a year ago I set on my journey towards becoming a quadcopter pilot. Back then, I had no idea what I was doing and I was treading into new territory as I had never built anything as substantial as this before. I spent 5 months researching; visiting countless websites, watching tons of videos an...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2016 16:43:42 PDT
The Musixel BoomBox http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Musixel-BoomBox/
The Musixel BoomBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/OJ33/INT6D9EJ/FOBOJ33INT6D9EJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/OJ33/INT6D9EJ/FOBOJ33INT6D9EJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/OJ33/INT6D9EJ/FOBOJ33INT6D9EJ.SMALL.jpg andy.spikenzielabs The Musixel is a board designed to interpret the frequencies in music or sounds and generate a light-show on up to 64 addressable LEDs. The Musixel has a few modes built-in, one of them is a 'Graphic Equalizer' styled visualizer that is more than just a little cool. In this project it runs an 8x8 ma...
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Wed, 4 May 2016 14:47:42 PDT
Shake Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-Flashlight-1/
Shake Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/SO5J/IECNEGNX/FASSO5JIECNEGNX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/SO5J/IECNEGNX/FASSO5JIECNEGNX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/SO5J/IECNEGNX/FASSO5JIECNEGNX.SMALL.jpg KJMagnetics How can you generate electricity without batteries? With magnets of course! In this Instructable, we will show how a magnet and some electrical components can make a simple shake flashlight that never needs batteries! This type of flashlight is great for hiking, camping, or emergency situations. Tak...
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Wed, 9 Sep 2015 10:23:36 PDT
How to connect an external microphone to a Canon camcorder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-connect-an-external-microphone-to-a-Canon-c/
How to connect an external microphone to a Canon camcorder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/G1BN/HF23QD2D/FTSG1BNHF23QD2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/G1BN/HF23QD2D/FTSG1BNHF23QD2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/G1BN/HF23QD2D/FTSG1BNHF23QD2D.SMALL.jpg exabopper I recently got a Canon Vixia camcorder.  I got it partly because I have used Canon Powershot cameras for years and liked them, and also because it has an external microphone jack built in already, so there's no need for special mods or trying to mix sounds in your PC. However, the only microphone t...
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Fri, 5 Apr 2013 05:11:10 PDT
Restoring an old radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-an-old-radio/
Restoring an old radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/GOO9/GFRWRAES/FFYGOO9GFRWRAES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/GOO9/GFRWRAES/FFYGOO9GFRWRAES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/GOO9/GFRWRAES/FFYGOO9GFRWRAES.SMALL.jpg fender-electric-guitar            You have just got a tube radio from grandma or saw it at an estate sale for a good price. These little radios take you back to a time before TVs, computers, video games, cds and many more things. This was when shows where broadcast on a radio not TV. This will show you how to restore yo...
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Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:25:35 PDT
simple Ni-Cd battery charger http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-Ni-Cd-battery-charger/
simple Ni-Cd battery charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/T17T/GU63A4OD/FU0T17TGU63A4OD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/T17T/GU63A4OD/FU0T17TGU63A4OD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/T17T/GU63A4OD/FU0T17TGU63A4OD.SMALL.jpg markee2 The charger has the following specs and characteristic: 1. Simple and minimal parts thus good for beginners and hobbyist. 2. Can be used to charge Ni-Cd of different voltages (2.4V, 3.6V, 7.2V, and other battery voltage) 3. Automatic with battery over-voltage protection . Current limited and voltage...
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Sun, 23 Oct 2011 10:13:17 PDT
DIY Printed circuit board http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Printed-circuit-board/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2008 01:09:06 PDT
What Does it Take to Build a Simple Circuit? http://www.instructables.com/id/What-Does-It-Take-to-Built-a-Simple-Circuit/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:13:23 PDT
How to make a 555 timer chip circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-555-timer-chip-circuit/
How to make a 555 timer chip circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/RFMB/IEOP7L0E/FA8RFMBIEOP7L0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/RFMB/IEOP7L0E/FA8RFMBIEOP7L0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/RFMB/IEOP7L0E/FA8RFMBIEOP7L0E.SMALL.jpg coolyyz154 This will be a tutorial on how to make a beginner 555 timer chip circuit to pulse a led on and off. This is a very easy circuit, all you need to know is basic electronics and how to use a breadboard. What is a 555 timer chip A 555 timer chip is a IC that is used in a variety of devices like time...
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Thu, 17 Sep 2015 17:26:23 PDT
Need a very cheap power supply or wall wart but can't find the right voltage? http://www.instructables.com/id/Need-a-very-cheap-power-supply-or-wall-wart-but-ca/
Need a very cheap power supply or wall wart but can't find the right voltage? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/F6KB/H9G15OEH/FUIF6KBH9G15OEH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/F6KB/H9G15OEH/FUIF6KBH9G15OEH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/F6KB/H9G15OEH/FUIF6KBH9G15OEH.SMALL.jpg lkndave Ever had a need for a replacement or project power supply that you just can't find anywhere or costs way to much? This instructable will teach you to take junk wall warts from thrift stores and hack the circuit to give you what you need. Not the connector but the power itself. I never pay more than ...
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Tue, 13 Nov 2012 12:35:49 PST
ULTRA CHEEP HOME AUTOMATION UNDER $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/ULTRA-CHEEP-HOME-AUTOMATION-UNDER-5/
ULTRA CHEEP HOME AUTOMATION UNDER $5 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/RD4S/IPVF7R2Z/FQ3RD4SIPVF7R2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/RD4S/IPVF7R2Z/FQ3RD4SIPVF7R2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/RD4S/IPVF7R2Z/FQ3RD4SIPVF7R2Z.SMALL.jpg vina1991 Hello friendsToday I am back with another project called ultra cheep home automation under $5Home automation means you can control home applies more easily. You can control your fan lights exits’ with tip of your finger or allow them to work automaticallyThe project contains three different switchin...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:34:25 PDT
Payphone in the Home http://www.instructables.com/id/Payphone-in-the-Home/
Payphone in the Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/HJLF/FB7FPPD5/FVMHJLFFB7FPPD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/HJLF/FB7FPPD5/FVMHJLFFB7FPPD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVM/HJLF/FB7FPPD5/FVMHJLFFB7FPPD5.SMALL.jpg kerlin313 This project probably started due to my odd obsession with quarters and coin operated devices. I guess that the legends of the golden days of hacking and phreaking helped too. Added to the fact that my cordless phones were never to be found when needed. So the decision was made I needed a co...
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Sun, 13 Jan 2008 14:09:51 PST
Flip flop LED circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-flop-LED-circuit/
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Sat, 11 Jun 2011 04:13:28 PDT
DIY Beaglebone CAN Bus Cape http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Beaglebone-CAN-Bus-Cape/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:55:22 PST
How to make laser projection virtual keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-laser-projection-virtual-keyboard-1/
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Wed, 27 May 2015 10:01:34 PDT
How to make a driver for a stepper motor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-driver-for-a-stepper-motor/
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Fri, 18 Jun 2010 23:27:07 PDT
PCB Heater (Diy Joule heating) http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Heater-Diy-Joule-heating/
PCB Heater (Diy Joule heating) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/UHRI/H63P48J4/FANUHRIH63P48J4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/UHRI/H63P48J4/FANUHRIH63P48J4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/UHRI/H63P48J4/FANUHRIH63P48J4.SMALL.jpg stephenniall I found a website whilst searching online which documented some experiments done with printed circuit boards with a serpentine pattern etched onto them, To use them as a heater. Uses for a heater like this could be: • To submerge in a liquid & heat it. • Coffee Cup warmer • Possible heat bed for a ...
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Wed, 22 Aug 2012 07:55:25 PDT
GameDroid: Android Gameboy http://www.instructables.com/id/GameDroid-Android-Gameboy/
GameDroid: Android Gameboy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Z/MG8I/IPK99R2G/F4ZMG8IIPK99R2G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Z/MG8I/IPK99R2G/F4ZMG8IIPK99R2G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Z/MG8I/IPK99R2G/F4ZMG8IIPK99R2G.SMALL.jpg PJMOR A couple of years ago, I purchased a second hand GameBoy Color from a flea market so I could kill some time. Unfortunately, I hadn't thought about buying cartridges for it, so I started looking up how much a GameBoy flash cart which could store various games at once would cost. After some time, I ca...
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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 08:42:42 PDT
Build Your Own Regulated Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Regulated-Power-Supply/
Build Your Own Regulated Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/B07F/IPH0IO5S/F89B07FIPH0IO5S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/B07F/IPH0IO5S/F89B07FIPH0IO5S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/B07F/IPH0IO5S/F89B07FIPH0IO5S.SMALL.jpg webgeeks A regulated power supply is a very important component if you build electronics projects. But buying a good regulated power supply can be expensive. So in this instructable I'm going to show you how to build your own regulated power supply, why buy it if you can build it.This project is very simple ...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 06:26:29 PDT
Intro to Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Printed-Circuit-Boards/
Intro to Printed Circuit Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/UEPM/IPH0GH2M/FYJUEPMIPH0GH2M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/UEPM/IPH0GH2M/FYJUEPMIPH0GH2M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYJ/UEPM/IPH0GH2M/FYJUEPMIPH0GH2M.SMALL.jpg tedmyers In this instructable, I'll go over what a printed circuit board is, where they are used, and the basics of how to make one yourself. So sit back, strap in, and enjoy learning about this very important and interesting method of making electronics!Note: this is an introductory guide. I'm sure that the...
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 18:34:55 PDT
Remote controlled paper airplane-TV remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Controlled-Paper-Airplane-TV-Remote/
Remote controlled paper airplane-TV remote - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/CI9G/IO4JMCKV/FYWCI9GIO4JMCKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/CI9G/IO4JMCKV/FYWCI9GIO4JMCKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/CI9G/IO4JMCKV/FYWCI9GIO4JMCKV.SMALL.jpg ebroer19 Create a remote controlled paper airplane controlled by your average tv remote. Super fun and cheap to make! For step 1, you must obtain all the materials: a small li-poly battery (3.7 volt), a piece of PCB, electric micro motor with propeller, 100 uF capacitor, 100 ohm resistor, 220 ohm resisto...
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Fri, 13 May 2016 09:51:23 PDT
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 HavocRC 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
Raspberry Pi as a NAS (Network Attached Storage) http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-As-a-NAS-Network-Attached-Storage/
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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 06:26:05 PDT
Super Easy DIY A Solar USB Charger Backpack! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Easy-DIY-a-Solar-USB-Charger-Backpack/
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Tue, 17 May 2016 20:01:09 PDT
Upgrading tube radio with new caps and IPOD/AUX input http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-Arvin-tube-radio-chassis-with-new-caps-a/
Upgrading tube radio with new caps and IPOD/AUX input - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/7E44/GQL8PWRT/F8V7E44GQL8PWRT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/7E44/GQL8PWRT/F8V7E44GQL8PWRT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/7E44/GQL8PWRT/F8V7E44GQL8PWRT.SMALL.jpg florlayamp After fixing up the cabinet to this radio and enjoying staring at it for awhile, it is finally time to take a whack at the chassis. It worked fairly good as it was but it had a hum that was always in the background which gets pretty annoying after awhile. Its also not good for the tubes and what not...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 21:20:17 PST
Fastest way to Hack RC Car H-Bridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Fastest-way-to-Hack-RC-Car-H-Bridge-1/
Fastest way to Hack RC Car H-Bridge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/2LOX/H3XME4X0/F462LOXH3XME4X0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/2LOX/H3XME4X0/F462LOXH3XME4X0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/2LOX/H3XME4X0/F462LOXH3XME4X0.SMALL.jpg Husham Samir I have some broken small RC car without remote control and I was interesting to hack the H-bridge of these car and connect them to micro controller circuit  in order to make for example a line follower robot or obstacle avoidance robot. The common circuit of RC car consist of : 1-Receiver circuit w...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 02:33:17 PDT