Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:37:09 PDT BLOX v1.01 PCB diy season 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-diy-season-2/
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:09:33 PDT
Water Gun Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Gun-Alarm-Clock/
Water Gun Alarm Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/MMIV/I8PQTUP3/F9RMMIVI8PQTUP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/MMIV/I8PQTUP3/F9RMMIVI8PQTUP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/MMIV/I8PQTUP3/F9RMMIVI8PQTUP3.SMALL.jpg LCLogan5 I don't know about you, but I have trouble waking up...just about every day. The one thing that helps me actually wake up and get moving in the morning is a nice shower. But...what if you could be woken up by the water?!?!That is what I attempted to build here. I have wanted to build this for a long...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:18:18 PDT
20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/20-watt-stereo-amplifier-simple-and-very-cheap/
20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SMALL.jpg Prabhat Tiwari want to listen to your favourite music loudly,but dont have any powerfull amplifier??want to have self made music system???are you getting bored of nasty and useless mono sound from tv,music player,dvd??want to have a self made cool and rich sound stereo amplifier but dont wanna spend alot???then y...
By: Prabhat Tiwari

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:49:53 PDT
battery clip LED tester. http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-clip-LED-tester/
battery clip LED tester. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/1YEB/I8OBDUAP/F4H1YEBI8OBDUAP.SMALL.jpg louisc2 have you ever put together a circuit and after finishing you find your LED doesn't work? well with this Instructable that will never happen again! I present to you the Battery clip LED tester. Components: Components: female header pins 1k resistorperfboard9v battery clipTools: soldering ironsolde...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:38 PDT
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-water-pump-with-speed-control-via-co/
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/AUU8/I8MVXSU8/FZIAUU8I8MVXSU8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/AUU8/I8MVXSU8/FZIAUU8I8MVXSU8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/AUU8/I8MVXSU8/FZIAUU8I8MVXSU8.SMALL.jpg Mjhobby As part of my solar powered home, I have a portable water pump to provide water when our water utility is not available. I also implemented speed control of the pump to adjust the flow to allow energy efficient pump operation depending of the battery bank voltage. Before we continue, take a read of ...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:16:55 PDT
Projects from an Old Casette Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Projects-from-an-Old-Casette-Player/
Projects from an Old Casette Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/0MZL/I8H6AYXA/F700MZLI8H6AYXA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/0MZL/I8H6AYXA/F700MZLI8H6AYXA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F70/0MZL/I8H6AYXA/F700MZLI8H6AYXA.SMALL.jpg Imetomi Hi! Did you ever thought that you can build many gagdets from an old electronic device? Yes, maybe. Now I'll show you that what can build from an old casette player/radio. I made an FM transmitter bug and a wind turbine battery charger. The most of the parts are from the casette player. I only neede...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:42:12 PDT
Solar powered air conditioning unit. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-air-conditioning-unit/
Solar powered air conditioning unit. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/LI9E/I8G5U1VW/FKKLI9EI8G5U1VW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/LI9E/I8G5U1VW/FKKLI9EI8G5U1VW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/LI9E/I8G5U1VW/FKKLI9EI8G5U1VW.SMALL.jpg Mjhobby Most people would like to have their homes cooled by the strength of sunlight which ironically causes heat. How to achieve energy efficient cooling of your abode by harnessing sunlight? I have successfully implemented a solar powered air conditioning unit for my living room which has been working gr...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:46:55 PDT
Hack a Drill - Powerful Gearmotor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Drill-Powerful-Gearmotor/
Hack a Drill - Powerful Gearmotor! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/X9MN/I8H69D71/F4BX9MNI8H69D71.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/X9MN/I8H69D71/F4BX9MNI8H69D71.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/X9MN/I8H69D71/F4BX9MNI8H69D71.SMALL.jpg simon.w.nordberg In this Instructable I will show you how to get a powerful gearmotor from a cordless drill!I found this cordless drill in the scrap bin at a second hand store. When I got home I discovered something odd (video...) Materials Cordless drill for hacking! Tools Philips head screwdriver Disassemb...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:56:51 PDT
Globe of persistence of vision http://www.instructables.com/id/Globe-of-persistence-of-vision/
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 05:08:41 PDT
Reusing ribbon cables and connectors for DIY projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusing-ribbon-cables-and-connectors-for-DIY-proje/
Reusing ribbon cables and connectors for DIY projects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/K9SB/I8FQTM8X/FV8K9SBI8FQTM8X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/K9SB/I8FQTM8X/FV8K9SBI8FQTM8X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/K9SB/I8FQTM8X/FV8K9SBI8FQTM8X.SMALL.jpg SussoGobbino Good evening ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to my Instructable.Today we'll see how to reuse ribbon cables, especially useful for tidy DIY projects. Gathering wires Ribbon wires are found in many electronic appliances, the most common ones are probably computer IDE and floppy data cables. Just ...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:35:47 PDT
Variable ATX bench powersupply - FabLab edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-ATX-bench-powersupply-FabLab-edition/
Variable ATX bench powersupply - FabLab edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/FQM7/I8FQQTA2/FOKFQM7I8FQQTA2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/FQM7/I8FQQTA2/FOKFQM7I8FQQTA2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/FQM7/I8FQQTA2/FOKFQM7I8FQQTA2.SMALL.jpg ThomasVDD A good power supply is very useful when working with electronics, but it can be pricey. However, you could have one laying around in the form of an ATX PSU (Power Supply Unit). They are the most commonly used power supplies for computers. In this instructable I'll show how I converted my ATX PSU in ...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:34:28 PDT
DIY Constant current load http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Constant-current-load/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:50:09 PDT
Intro to Stepper Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Stepper-Motors/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:44:29 PDT
Figuring out a Key Matrix (Scan Matrix) http://www.instructables.com/id/Figuring-out-a-Key-Matrix-Scan-Matrix/
Figuring out a Key Matrix (Scan Matrix) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/DAO5/I88LM6KA/F6NDAO5I88LM6KA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/DAO5/I88LM6KA/F6NDAO5I88LM6KA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/DAO5/I88LM6KA/F6NDAO5I88LM6KA.SMALL.jpg EvanKale This is a guide to figuring out how to interface with the cable ribbon of a key matrix.A thorough run-down of what a key matrix is and how it works can be found in this PCB Heaven article: http://pcbheaven.com/wikipages/How_Key_Matrices_Works/Here are a few hints to help you determine what keys map ...
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 07:50:12 PDT
Etching PCBs with Press'n'Peel http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-PCBs-with-PressnPeel/
Etching PCBs with Press'n'Peel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/D0IJ/I88LLKLS/FYFD0IJI88LLKLS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/D0IJ/I88LLKLS/FYFD0IJI88LLKLS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/D0IJ/I88LLKLS/FYFD0IJI88LLKLS.SMALL.jpg clacktronics-uk These days to make PCB’s you don’t need tons of expensive exposing equipment and bubble tanks, it can be done quite simply on your kitchen floor or in a garage and on a tight budget. There are many instructables already about how to create PCB's with toner and glossy photo paper or magazine pages e...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:16:34 PDT
FOAM CUTTING MACHINE http://www.instructables.com/id/FOAM-CUTTING-MACHINE/
FOAM CUTTING MACHINE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/RLRP/I88LJAJ7/F7BRLRPI88LJAJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/RLRP/I88LJAJ7/F7BRLRPI88LJAJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/RLRP/I88LJAJ7/F7BRLRPI88LJAJ7.SMALL.jpg TrầnB What do you use for cutting foam? Knife, scissor or ...BLADE ?How do you feel when using them ? With me, terrible ==!To save the tiny foams and to be comfortable, my team made an idea about FOAM CUTTING MACHINEI feel very cool about this and it make my house much more tidy by fresh cut ! Why don’t y...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 03:17:28 PDT
Data Over Light: a Laser Modem Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Over-Light-a-Laser-Modem-Prototype/
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 03:35:30 PDT
Wireless electricity transmission circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-electricity-transmission-circuit/
Wireless electricity transmission circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/0NES/I8766PEK/FH00NESI8766PEK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/0NES/I8766PEK/FH00NESI8766PEK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH0/0NES/I8766PEK/FH00NESI8766PEK.SMALL.jpg argha halder This is a simple circuit that can power a light bulb without any wires, at a distance of almost 1 inch! This circuit acts as both, step up Voltage converter and also wireless electricity transmitter and receiver. This is a really easy project to do, and could be used in many ways if improved. So let...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 19:53:49 PDT
Electronics Components Salvage http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Components-Salvage/
Electronics Components Salvage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/2G44/I86LSOAM/FPE2G44I86LSOAM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/2G44/I86LSOAM/FPE2G44I86LSOAM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/2G44/I86LSOAM/FPE2G44I86LSOAM.SMALL.jpg BJ Cuizon If electronic parts are not in your local electronics shop, you would probably salvage parts from old electronic appliances. I salvaged components mostly from old and damaged appliances because I don't want to destroy the working appliances.Warning: No power should be applied while dismantling the a...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 23:40:38 PDT
PCBs without a printer! http://www.instructables.com/id/PCBs-without-a-printer/
PCBs without a printer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/DDYF/I84H034G/F03DDYFI84H034G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/DDYF/I84H034G/F03DDYFI84H034G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/DDYF/I84H034G/F03DDYFI84H034G.SMALL.jpg holgerm.murk Ever felt tired of veroboard or perfboard and wanted to do your own PCBs?Here's where I was just recently, having failed numerous times with toner transfer and unable to find printable film, to do the photoresist trick.I came up with a solution and also made photos for this very instructable, while ...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 10:37:09 PDT
BENCH POWER SUPPLY UNIT FROM SCRATCH http://www.instructables.com/id/BENCH-POWER-SUPPLY-UNIT-FROM-SCRATCH/
BENCH POWER SUPPLY UNIT FROM SCRATCH - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/5HFS/I85QOK7Y/FOD5HFSI85QOK7Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/5HFS/I85QOK7Y/FOD5HFSI85QOK7Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/5HFS/I85QOK7Y/FOD5HFSI85QOK7Y.SMALL.jpg PaurushTheMaker In this instructable I am going to show you how to make a bench power supply. The bench power supply would consist of 6 fixed voltages and a variable voltage from 7v to 1v What is a bench power supply and why do I need it ? A bench power supply is a very important and useful tool in electronics. ...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:21:55 PDT
Transform basic bathroom fan to advanced http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-basic-bathroom-fan-to-advanced/
Transform basic bathroom fan to advanced - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/C0RK/I85QPP0E/F7KC0RKI85QPP0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/C0RK/I85QPP0E/F7KC0RKI85QPP0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/C0RK/I85QPP0E/F7KC0RKI85QPP0E.SMALL.jpg neo_xnitro This is my first instructable !!After i moving with my girlfriend in our new rent house, our new bathroom was equipped of an fan evacuator with a PIR sensor to evacuate humidity, every time we power ON the light of the bathroom, the FAN power on and made a lot of noise !!I like every time my girlfir...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:49:13 PDT
Super Capacitor Battery for Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Capacitor-Battery-for-Mouse/
Super Capacitor Battery for Mouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/94OK/I84BCN44/FWH94OKI84BCN44.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/94OK/I84BCN44/FWH94OKI84BCN44.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/94OK/I84BCN44/FWH94OKI84BCN44.SMALL.jpg nomierinies Let's make unlimited times and quickly chargeable Supercapacitor battery for mouse. What we need:Supercapacitor (I use 5.5v 1F but bigger is better)Wires & stuffVoltage regulator (In my case 1.5v 1A because my mouse work on one AAA battery)Power supply 5.5v (I use this adjustable from ebay) Sc...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 11:00:35 PDT
How To Make Electricity! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Electricity/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 16:32:43 PDT
Clothespin Trip Wire Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Clothespin-Trip-Wire-Alarm/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 16:54:34 PDT
Emergency Lighting System http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Lighting-System/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:29:13 PDT
Buzzing Mouse Prank http://www.instructables.com/id/Buzzing-Mouse-Prank/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:03:50 PDT
How to Protect any 18650 Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Protect-any-18650-Cell/
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By: Imetomi

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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:58:28 PDT
Home Energy Conservation and Automation with Z-Wave and Android http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Energy-Conservation-and-Automation-with-Z-Wav/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:54:30 PDT
Bubble Bobble Bartop Arcade Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Bobble-Bartop-Arcade-Machine/
Bubble Bobble Bartop Arcade Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/EKZV/I7GRZI82/FFUEKZVI7GRZI82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/EKZV/I7GRZI82/FFUEKZVI7GRZI82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/EKZV/I7GRZI82/FFUEKZVI7GRZI82.SMALL.jpg christopher.sadler.73 So about 14 years ago after finishing University and having been obsessed with playing MAME emulated games I discovered the magic of a SuperGun and the fact I could own actual Arcade boards. This resulted in me finding a guide on the internet and building my own Supergun. It wasn't perfect but I ...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:14:56 PDT
Breadboard Battleship http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Battleship/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:09:11 PDT
SLAYER EXCITERS & TESLA COILS everything you need to know to get started! http://www.instructables.com/id/SLAYER-EXCITERS-TESLA-COILS-everything-you-need-to/
SLAYER EXCITERS & TESLA COILS everything you need to know to get started! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SMALL.jpg suchb Hello Instructables!I began writing an explination on tesla coils and slayer circuits and how they operate in a comment on YouTube, and somehow it turned into several hundred lines of deep explanation of the theory behind tesla coils and slayer circuits.I decided I spent way to much effort writing t...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:18:32 PDT
Trousers that charge your phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Trousers-that-charge-your-phone/
Trousers that charge your phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/VSKC/I7HG6BMI/F69VSKCI7HG6BMI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/VSKC/I7HG6BMI/F69VSKCI7HG6BMI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/VSKC/I7HG6BMI/F69VSKCI7HG6BMI.SMALL.jpg kousheekc So we take close to 1000 steps per day without counting my physical activities that i usually have and if you are a regular cyclists like me that too counts. So what if we could somehow harness that electricity to charge stuff. SO this is an instructable where i tried to do something of this sort. T...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:21:04 PDT
ATX Bench Power Supply Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/ATX-Bench-Power-Supply-Enclosure/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:53:11 PDT
DIY Long battery life bicycle indicators http://www.instructables.com/id/Long-battery-life-bicycle-indicators/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 01:34:04 PDT
'Arduino' Decision 'Box' BE (Attiny85) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Decision-Box-BE-Attiny85/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:06:56 PDT
LED Lamp With Sleep Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lamp-With-Sleep-Timer/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:06:20 PDT
Bench Top Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Top-Power-Supply/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:37:24 PDT
Small Electronic Experiment Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Electronic-Experiment-Station/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 03:29:38 PDT
DIY surround sound headset http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-surround-sound-headset/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 22:58:45 PDT
1st 9v Battery that can be recharged from a USB Port http://www.instructables.com/id/1st-9v-Battery-that-can-be-recharged-from-a-USB-Po/
1st 9v Battery that can be recharged from a USB Port - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/C2M1/I6ZTFSJ6/F6MC2M1I6ZTFSJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/C2M1/I6ZTFSJ6/F6MC2M1I6ZTFSJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/C2M1/I6ZTFSJ6/F6MC2M1I6ZTFSJ6.SMALL.jpg Imetomi The 9v batteries are very often used in electronics, example: programmable circuits, robots and etc... But they have a very huge problem, theirs capacity is low and the rechargeable 9v batteries needs at least 9.5v to charge them up. I thought much time about this project because would be an importa...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:32:50 PDT
WiFi Router Hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/WiFi-Router-Hacks/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:37:13 PDT
Batteries No More! (LM2596 on Trimmer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Batteries-No-More-LM2596-on-Trimmer/
Batteries No More! (LM2596 on Trimmer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/F4PE/I6WDL6KN/FQLF4PEI6WDL6KN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/F4PE/I6WDL6KN/FQLF4PEI6WDL6KN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/F4PE/I6WDL6KN/FQLF4PEI6WDL6KN.SMALL.jpg WYN soldier Ever wanted to stop using crazy amounts of AA batteries for small devices and wanted to plug it in the wall instead? Well then just use this Basic regulator LM2596. No, I couldn't have used rechargeable batteries, because I don't want to bother recharging them : I already use some for other applica...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:03:12 PST
900 LED display http://www.instructables.com/id/900-LED-display/
900 LED display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/FP12/I6W2SWWD/FH5FP12I6W2SWWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/FP12/I6W2SWWD/FH5FP12I6W2SWWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/FP12/I6W2SWWD/FH5FP12I6W2SWWD.SMALL.jpg brmarcum It's very common for tech companies to have booths at trade shows to show off what they have and how their products can benefit your application, and Digilent is no exception. With the ECEDHA conference coming up, Digilent Marketing Director Larissa Swanland decided we needed something big and flash...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:27:07 PST
Watch online TV on big LCD screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Watch-online-TV-on-big-LCD-screen/
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Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:29:09 PST
Sleek ESP8266 Breadboard Adapter with Pin LABEL http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleek-ESP8266-Breadboard-Adapter-with-Pin-LABEL/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:12:07 PST
Build the Pennyloop UHF Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Pennyloop-UHF-Antenna/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:22:02 PST
Device Charging with a Multi-turbine (on faucet, wind, bike, while sporting and etc.) http://www.instructables.com/id/Device-Charging-with-a-Multi-turbine-on-faucet-win/
Device Charging with a Multi-turbine (on faucet, wind, bike, while sporting and etc.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SMALL.jpg Imetomi I love every green energy gadgets and devices but they are specialized only for one electricity generator like a solar cell or a wind turbine. the wind turbine chargers are big and they can't be used as a hydroturbine. I tried to make a waterproof multiturbine that can be powered by wind or by any f...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:08:27 PST
Easy Crank Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Crank-Generator/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:18:25 PST
SolarAssist: A Smartphone Modification http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarAssist-A-Smartphone-Modification/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:23:09 PST