Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 5 Jul 2015 14:53:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Portable Mini Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Mini-Monitor/
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 08:03:14 PDT
Installing a wind turbine to power my home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-wind-turbine-to-power-my-home/
Installing a wind turbine to power my home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/0B1G/IBOWYXIK/FCB0B1GIBOWYXIK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/0B1G/IBOWYXIK/FCB0B1GIBOWYXIK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCB/0B1G/IBOWYXIK/FCB0B1GIBOWYXIK.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby I finally got my Aleko WG400 wind turbine installed. This generator feeds power into my home which is already solar powered. I have become the first person on the island to implement a hybrid (solar and wind) power system for their home (not counting those yachts!). If you want to install a wind tur...
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:02:29 PDT
Make Your Own Rechargeable Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Rechargable-Battery/
Make Your Own Rechargeable Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/HB27/IBL6A5S4/FUVHB27IBL6A5S4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/HB27/IBL6A5S4/FUVHB27IBL6A5S4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/HB27/IBL6A5S4/FUVHB27IBL6A5S4.SMALL.jpg Gursimran Singh 425 Batteries. Needed for just about every electronic project, electronics revolve around them. But think about it, What happens once they lose their power?We throw them aside. These batteries are building up in our landfills, so I set myself to find out how to reuse them.This project is very environmen...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 01:22:32 PDT
Brushless DC electric motor (with hall sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Brushless-DC-electric-motor-with-hall-sensor/
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:20:36 PDT
Simple Home Made PCB layout Using 'eagle software' http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Home-Made-PCB-layout-Using-eagle-software/
Simple Home Made PCB layout Using 'eagle software' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SMALL.jpg hemaraj Hai guys Designing your PCB’s at home is been a hobby for many of us.Today iam going to show how to design the pcb layout for your electronics project. I used eagle 7.3 software to develope layouts. Materiral Needed List of material:°•copper coated single layer pcb°•photo glossy sheet°•ferric chl...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:24:39 PDT
Nixie Driver HAT http://www.instructables.com/id/Nixie-Driver-HAT/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:55:33 PDT
Measuring low resistance / 4-wire on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Measuring-low-resistance-4-wire-on-the-cheap/
Measuring low resistance / 4-wire on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/DIIP/IBHRYSP5/FZUDIIPIBHRYSP5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/DIIP/IBHRYSP5/FZUDIIPIBHRYSP5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/DIIP/IBHRYSP5/FZUDIIPIBHRYSP5.SMALL.jpg SA007 When measuring very low resistances the problem quickly arises that every multimeter sucks in measuring very low resistances.Most multimeters 'give up' below 10 ohms, taking very long to get a result and the accuracy is horrible.There are meters that can measure low resistances, which are 4-wire res...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:04:34 PDT
how to get a dvd on any device http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-get-a-dvd-on-any-device/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:06:58 PDT
Smart Home (model) http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Home-model/
Smart Home (model) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/UM5R/IBGC7EXD/FXTUM5RIBGC7EXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/UM5R/IBGC7EXD/FXTUM5RIBGC7EXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/UM5R/IBGC7EXD/FXTUM5RIBGC7EXD.SMALL.jpg TronikMaker We live in the modern age. The internet is at the reach of our hands and smart devices are almost in every pocket. The technology we have, can help us to: save more energy, cut costs and keep the Earth green at the same time,save our time that we can spend somewhere else,improve our living comfort i...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 05:19:55 PDT
Pen solder feeder hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Pen-solder-feeder-hack/
Pen solder feeder hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SMALL.jpg ptkrf Hi! Today I have a special soldering quick tip for you: how to create an ultra cheap solder feeder. Once you start using it, it's much like with soldering fume extractor: you didn't know you needed one until you tried using it. And much like building a fume extractor, solder feeder is just as easy t...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:07:13 PDT
Three Transistor Short Wave Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Transistor-Short-Wave-Radio/
Three Transistor Short Wave Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RDY5/IB8Q9H9I/F7HRDY5IB8Q9H9I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RDY5/IB8Q9H9I/F7HRDY5IB8Q9H9I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RDY5/IB8Q9H9I/F7HRDY5IB8Q9H9I.SMALL.jpg netzener The 60's and 70's were the golden age of electronic kit building. The novice had a great many educational kits to choose from that taught basic skills and electronics theory while assembling a device that could do something useful or entertaining. An advanced builder could use "sweat equity" to ine...
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:02:55 PDT
Motion activated dropping spider, low cost, no programming http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-motion-detecting-prop-dropper/
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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 22:26:34 PDT
PVC Fig Rig Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Fig-Rig-Camera-Mount/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:41:59 PDT
How to make a speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-speaker-4/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:31:28 PDT
Powering your project http://www.instructables.com/id/Powering-your-project/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:11:42 PDT
Laser Cut SphereBot http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-SphereBot/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:09:59 PDT
good powerbank from 1$ powerbank case http://www.instructables.com/id/good-powerbank-from-1-powerbank-case/
good powerbank from 1$ powerbank case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/BX9E/IB4A7QMJ/F4EBX9EIB4A7QMJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/BX9E/IB4A7QMJ/F4EBX9EIB4A7QMJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/BX9E/IB4A7QMJ/F4EBX9EIB4A7QMJ.SMALL.jpg aaaaoooo we all face problems from the fake capacity of power banks , mainly the power banks have pretty good circuits but the cells they give are very bad . Here i am showing how to retrofit a cheapy power bank 1$ with good cells 18650 . i n many countries the higher capacity power banks cost more ...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 22:52:55 PDT
24 Hr Digital Clock only with basic CMOS Chips http://www.instructables.com/id/24-Hr-Digital-Clock-only-with-basic-CMOS-Chips/
24 Hr Digital Clock only with basic CMOS Chips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/EF48/H6I6WL6J/F6BEF48H6I6WL6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/EF48/H6I6WL6J/F6BEF48H6I6WL6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6B/EF48/H6I6WL6J/F6BEF48H6I6WL6J.SMALL.jpg Mattosx PCB art is included in this instructable so you can easily make it!A 24 hour based clock based on dual decade counters, AND gates, OR gates, BCD to Decimal Converters, and a crystal oscillator. No micro controllers here. This instructable contains PCB art so you can easily make your own. Quantity is...
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 08:34:15 PDT
Make a proper PCB exposure unit out of a cheap UV nail curing lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-proper-PCB-exposer-out-of-a-cheap-UV-nail-c/
Make a proper PCB exposure unit out of a cheap UV nail curing lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/67KI/IB0MISGM/FHE67KIIB0MISGM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/67KI/IB0MISGM/FHE67KIIB0MISGM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/67KI/IB0MISGM/FHE67KIIB0MISGM.SMALL.jpg alibenpuff What do PCB production and fake fingernails have in common? They both use UV light sources of high intensity and, as luck would have it, those light sources have exactly the same wavelength. Only the ones for PCB production are usually quite costly and the ones for fake fingernails are a bit more co...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:36:28 PDT
Electronic Water Tag Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Water-Tag-Game/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:20:50 PDT
Voltage doubler http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltage-doubler/
Voltage doubler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/UGMT/IAXA5ZE0/F76UGMTIAXA5ZE0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/UGMT/IAXA5ZE0/F76UGMTIAXA5ZE0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F76/UGMT/IAXA5ZE0/F76UGMTIAXA5ZE0.SMALL.jpg kathirava let's have a view on circuit diagram components required 1) Diode 22) Capacitors 23) Connecting wires4) Bread board5) Multimeter6) ac source 12 v Description give the connection as per the circuit diagram, the two violet wires are used to check the output. Testing We got the doubled output....
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:53:13 PDT
Battery Powered Magnetic Motor Masco G29 http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Powered-Magnetic-Motor-Masco-G29/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 21:10:23 PDT
DIY Laser Diode Driver || Constant Current Source http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Diode-Driver-Constant-Current-Source/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 08:26:10 PDT
TV Remote controlled home appliance using 8051 http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-controlled-home-appliance-using-8051/
TV Remote controlled home appliance using 8051 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/F1CR/IAS270DU/F3MF1CRIAS270DU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/F1CR/IAS270DU/F3MF1CRIAS270DU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/F1CR/IAS270DU/F3MF1CRIAS270DU.SMALL.jpg JaspalS1 This project is used to switch the electrical appliances remotely using TV remote. It uses philips RC5 protocol based remote. The micro controller used is of Atmel i.e. at89c2051 of 8051 type. I have used triacs instead of relays to switch the AC appliance due to the reason of switching speed of cir...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 23:07:36 PDT
Benchtop DC Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-DC-Power-Supply/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:57:37 PDT
Running Videos on a TI84 Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-Videos-on-a-TI84-Calculator/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:27:13 PDT
Lifepo4 battery for standard gasoline car starting. http://www.instructables.com/id/Lifepo4-battery-for-standard-gasoline-car-starting/
Lifepo4 battery for standard gasoline car starting. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/0ZKO/I2IW9YAN/F0N0ZKOI2IW9YAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/0ZKO/I2IW9YAN/F0N0ZKOI2IW9YAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/0ZKO/I2IW9YAN/F0N0ZKOI2IW9YAN.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby How to install a shorai lfx18a1-bs12 Lifepo4 starter battery in a car. Lifepo4 offers 2000 cycles of 100% depth of discharge versus approximately 400 cycles of 80% depth of discharge for lead acid. Do the math and understand the increased lifespan for Lifepo4! The Lifepo4 cranks my engine much faste...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:12:38 PST
Automatic LED night light (Using 555 timer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-LED-night-light-Using-555-timer/
Automatic LED night light (Using 555 timer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/U54A/IAQMIPMQ/FVAU54AIAQMIPMQ.SMALL.jpg Jayesh Jayesh Gently got power cut !And you finding your torch in the DARK !!! Ohh...No worry, here is the automatic dark detected led light. Parts You Need * 1M resistor* 1K resistor* 10 resistor* LDR (light dependant resistor)* Red led (2ma)* 1W white led* BC338 transistor* 555 timer IC* DC socketNote: Use d...
By: Jayesh Jayesh

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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:37:56 PDT
A Sleak Bench Power Supply From PC PSU http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Sleak-Bench-Power-Supply-From-PC-PSU/
A Sleak Bench Power Supply From PC PSU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/SAI2/IAS1YAK9/F91SAI2IAS1YAK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/SAI2/IAS1YAK9/F91SAI2IAS1YAK9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/SAI2/IAS1YAK9/F91SAI2IAS1YAK9.SMALL.jpg nickolae00 So I needed a bench top power supply and decided to make another PC power supply conversion tutorial. I used my CNC though, so this is less of a tutorial and more of a build log.I uploaded this here in the hope that anyone making one for themselves can perhaps take inspiration for there own build.pl...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:23:14 PDT
12/24 volt Wind Turbine Power Station - Starts charging batteries in 2mph winds http://www.instructables.com/id/1224-volt-Wind-Turbine-Power-Station-Starts-chargi/
12/24 volt Wind Turbine Power Station - Starts charging batteries in 2mph winds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/SCKW/IANRWFMA/F38SCKWIANRWFMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/SCKW/IANRWFMA/F38SCKWIANRWFMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/SCKW/IANRWFMA/F38SCKWIANRWFMA.SMALL.jpg TheBettaGarden This instructable shows how to build a complete standalone 12/24 volt Wind Powered Electrical Generator using old computer parts, a bike wheel, some wood, a coil and miscellaneous brackets and screws. Please vote for this project :)After reading the following article on how well a bike wheel could w...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 17:59:19 PDT
install an extra car charger http://www.instructables.com/id/install-an-extra-car-charger/
install an extra car charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/K9VH/IAJNYGFZ/FTFK9VHIAJNYGFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/K9VH/IAJNYGFZ/FTFK9VHIAJNYGFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/K9VH/IAJNYGFZ/FTFK9VHIAJNYGFZ.SMALL.jpg Conundrum2501 How many times have you been in the car with the kids, or your homies, or that hobo you picked up hitchhiking, and suddenly everyone and their brother needs to charge their phone... o_O and then to make matters worse you have to stretch a cable all the way to the back seat to be passed around like t...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 17:48:59 PDT
15 Minute Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-Explained/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 12:07:22 PDT
my homemade speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/my-homemade-speaker/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 23:51:23 PDT
Cargador portátil http://www.instructables.com/id/Cargador-portátil-1/
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 08:18:24 PDT
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Joule-Thief-Coil-Without-A-Ferrite-Toroid/
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SMALL.jpg El Mano There are many different articles and videos to be found online that will teach you how to build a Joule Thief circuit and power LEDs off of dead batteries. Most of them, however, call for some form of coil made using a ring, or toroid, made of ferrite. This can be rather daunting to newcomers to ...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:06:41 PDT
Short circuit protection for (almost) any power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Short-circuit-protection-for-almost-any-power-supp/
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 21:46:21 PDT
LED Music Visualizer with Zybo Board http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Music-Visualizer-with-Zybo-Board/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 23:43:54 PDT
How to make a proper Western Union solder joint http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-proper-Western-Union-solder-joint/
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Sun, 31 May 2015 13:33:21 PDT
Cheap yet fun telegraph http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-yet-fun-telagraph/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 15:56:12 PDT
TV Remote Controlled Paper Planes http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Controlled-Paper-Planes/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 23:06:02 PDT
How To Test Super Capacitors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Test-Super-Capacitors/
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Wed, 27 May 2015 21:34:57 PDT
How to: Power (with Intel Edison) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Power-with-Intel-Edison/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 14:36:10 PDT
Makey Makey: Don't Tap The White Tile http://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Dont-Tap-The-White-Tile/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 05:38:21 PDT
Insane Ammo Can Speaker Build: The MOAB http://www.instructables.com/id/Insane-Ammo-Can-Speaker-Build-The-MOAB/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 17:11:53 PDT
RGB Led Color Mixer http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Led-Color-Mixer/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 10:30:55 PDT
High Voltage Spark Gap Tiki Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Voltage-Spark-Gap-Tiki-Torch/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 14:33:02 PDT
Turn an old cellphone into a data sending device (using an arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-old-cellphone-into-a-data-sending-device-u/
Turn an old cellphone into a data sending device (using an arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/ED5O/I9WM3RF9/F7GED5OI9WM3RF9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/ED5O/I9WM3RF9/F7GED5OI9WM3RF9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/ED5O/I9WM3RF9/F7GED5OI9WM3RF9.SMALL.jpg Candymanproductions What will this device do?When complete, the combination of circuitry, arduino and modded cellphone will be able to autonomously send data through texts via the cellular network. This could be sensor data, for example from weather sensors.What am I going to show you in this tutorial?In this tutorial ...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 07:35:17 PDT
Touch Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Switch/
Touch Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/F46W/I9UDWWOR/F1PF46WI9UDWWOR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/F46W/I9UDWWOR/F1PF46WI9UDWWOR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/F46W/I9UDWWOR/F1PF46WI9UDWWOR.SMALL.jpg Darp Raithatha The Switch which basically detects the touch & accordingly turns ON & OFF. Parts For Touch Switch we need 4 Parts as listed:-1) IRFZ44 (40..any IRFZ Series Mosfet) it is a Special type of MOSFET which holds its o/p. 2) Touch Plate. 3) Resistor of 470 ohm. 4) LED. Apart from this you also need a g...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 01:48:45 PDT
Intro To Transformers http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-To-Transformers/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 14:29:04 PDT
GaussGun / Coil-Gun Electronics and Engineering Project http://www.instructables.com/id/GaussGun-Coil-Gun-Electronics-and-Engineering-Proj/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 11:21:03 PDT