Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:03:26 PST BLOX v1.01 Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Bicycle/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:17:43 PST
Astable Multivibrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Astable-Multivibrator-1/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:31:50 PST
Movember Beard Furry http://www.instructables.com/id/Movember-Beard-Furry/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:55:35 PST
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
Intel IoT Analytics Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-IoT-Analytics-Dashboard/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:25:14 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
ATtiny85 Two-Channel Lead Acid Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny85-Two-Channel-Lead-Acid-Battery-Charger/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:27:49 PST
Make custom cables with hot glue and shrinking tube http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-custom-cables-with-hot-glue-and-shrinking-tub/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:53:54 PST
Simple Lie Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Lie-Detector/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 23:49:13 PST
AUTOMATIC WATER CONTROL.... WITH AUTO SHUT DOWN WATER PUMP http://www.instructables.com/id/AUTOMATIC-WATER-CONTROL-WITH-AUTO-SHUT-DOWN-WATER--1/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 02:24:02 PST
Motorized Evil Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Evil-Shield/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:36:01 PST
Hack an Old TV into an Audio Visualizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-an-Old-TV-into-an-Audio-Visualizer/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 23:54:02 PST
"Easy" Made Railgun http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Made-Railgun/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:24:18 PDT
Scent-imental Notification System http://www.instructables.com/id/Scent-imental-Notification-System/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:20:56 PDT
Recycled Spotlight for Camping (12V DC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Spotlight-for-Camping-12V-DC/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:22:22 PDT
Fix Any Video Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Any-Video-Game-Controller/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:03:29 PDT
Planterbot - The Plant Monitoring Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Planterbot-The-Plant-Monitoring-Robot/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:09:41 PDT
Super Simple Inductor Joule Thief! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Inductor-Joule-Thief/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:47:48 PDT
littleBits Projects: Halloween Creepy Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Projects-Halloween-Creepy-Portrait/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:44 PDT
GU-81 VTTC http://www.instructables.com/id/GU-81-VTTC/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:13:31 PDT
Computer aided plant care system http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-aided-plant-care-system/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:45:57 PDT
USB-ZRLC-TWEEZERS http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-ZRLC-TWEEZERS/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 02:31:37 PDT
Pizza Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Button/
Pizza Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/I4K7/I1C3US0V/FH9I4K7I1C3US0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/I4K7/I1C3US0V/FH9I4K7I1C3US0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/I4K7/I1C3US0V/FH9I4K7I1C3US0V.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix Sophomore college men, New Yorkers, late-night techies, and the truly lazy: welcome to your fantasy. Introducing the ultimate upgrade in gastronomical technology, the Pizza Button. No need to pick up the phone to order pizza anymore. Simply press this button and wait while it orders delivery pizza...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:42:42 PDT
555 Timer Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-Basics/
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:09:33 PDT
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 1: Monitoring Water Flow - Plumbing Free - Using A Piezo And Pinoccio Mesh Networking http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-The-World-One-Drop-At-A-Time-Part-1-Monitorin/
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 1: Monitoring Water Flow - Plumbing Free - Using A Piezo And Pinoccio Mesh Networking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SMALL.jpg buchananwp Water is cheap, but California is in one of the worst droughts ever right now. Let's face it: we can't fix the drought. However, some CA residents are actively running out of drinking water. At the municipal level it's difficult to enact immediate change, but we can change how we use our water at ho...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:21:17 PDT
Mini high voltage supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-high-voltage-supply/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 14:56:22 PDT
Electric baton http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-baton/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 03:09:02 PDT
Solar Science Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Science-Station/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:17:03 PDT
Automated Garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Garden/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 10:15:05 PDT
PCB etching.. with vinyl! http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-etching-with-vinyl/
PCB etching.. with vinyl! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/NAH8/I0W92I9H/FHBNAH8I0W92I9H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/NAH8/I0W92I9H/FHBNAH8I0W92I9H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/NAH8/I0W92I9H/FHBNAH8I0W92I9H.SMALL.jpg zack247 It's rather unheard of, using adhesives like vinyl as an etch resist. People typically use laser printers and transfer the toner from glossy photo paper, or they use UV lights and images of their circuit printed onto transparencies to develop a photoresist.While both of those methods yield proven, q...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 04:14:08 PDT
How to use a Stepper Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-Stepper-Motor/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 11:21:21 PDT
How to make High Voltage Capacitor for Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-High-Voltage-Capacitor-for-Tesla-Coil/
How to make High Voltage Capacitor for Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/48C6/I0YG3ZD4/FIC48C6I0YG3ZD4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/48C6/I0YG3ZD4/FIC48C6I0YG3ZD4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIC/48C6/I0YG3ZD4/FIC48C6I0YG3ZD4.SMALL.jpg kdomjan This is my instructable on DIY HV Capacitors and how to make them.Please follow all instructions step-by-step if you have any questions feel free to ask.For more Experiments with high voltage visit:http://isparktube.com/ What do you need to make HV Cap? All what you need is :ACRYLIC PLASTIC SHEET...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:14:14 PDT
Street Sweep Alert http://www.instructables.com/id/Street-Sweep-Alert/
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 15:40:26 PDT
Transistor Basics - MOSFETs http://www.instructables.com/id/Transistor-Basics-MOSFETs/
Transistor Basics - MOSFETs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/W7WZ/I0RYTIZV/F5IW7WZI0RYTIZV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/W7WZ/I0RYTIZV/F5IW7WZI0RYTIZV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/W7WZ/I0RYTIZV/F5IW7WZI0RYTIZV.SMALL.jpg brmarcum (First of all, I made some edits to the HTML code for this I'ble, which is optimized for the desktop site, so it may not be ideally viewed on a mobile device.)Transistors are arguably the most important electronic component in use today. They are nearly everywhere, in nearly every electronic device ...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:08:33 PDT
Automatic bike lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-bike-lights/
Automatic bike lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0DKT/I0R0TSVR/F2C0DKTI0R0TSVR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0DKT/I0R0TSVR/F2C0DKTI0R0TSVR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/0DKT/I0R0TSVR/F2C0DKTI0R0TSVR.SMALL.jpg simsalapim It's funny how small things sometimes can be so hard to remember. Stuff like watering your plants, putting your phone in silent mode during a meeting and locking the bathroom door.Plants may die, colleagues may glare and the embarrassment of bathroom blunders may wear off. But there are situations w...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:44:59 PDT
Adding Bluetooth support to your car http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Bluetooth-support-to-your-car/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:18:59 PDT
HOW TO TEST YOUR TRANSISTORS WITH YOUR MULTIMETERS http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-TEST-YOUR-TRANSISTORS-WITH-YOUR-MULTIMETERS/
HOW TO TEST YOUR TRANSISTORS WITH YOUR MULTIMETERS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/8KD3/H9G10QJP/FKQ8KD3H9G10QJP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/8KD3/H9G10QJP/FKQ8KD3H9G10QJP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKQ/8KD3/H9G10QJP/FKQ8KD3H9G10QJP.SMALL.jpg pranjal12 Hello everyone!! In this instructable I will be telling you how to test your transistors with the help of your multimeters. Now, forget those circuits used for testing transistors and now its time to get easy and practical. MOTIVATION I had been working on an instructable (http://www.instructab...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:51:26 PST
Table-Top Electric Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-Watering-System/
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:33:00 PDT
Leather Roll-Up Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Roll-Up-Charging-Station/
Leather Roll-Up Charging Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/Q55L/I0C8YN5K/FWLQ55LI0C8YN5K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/Q55L/I0C8YN5K/FWLQ55LI0C8YN5K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/Q55L/I0C8YN5K/FWLQ55LI0C8YN5K.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory This is another iteration of my original Roll Up Charging Station, inspired by this Simple Leather Clutch by Holly Mann . Like my original flexible charging station, this one: Still has a small footprint - About 18" long and about 12" wide - and is suitably squishy Can charge up to five devices M...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:34:35 PDT
Li-ion battery charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-ion-battery-charging/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:04:41 PDT
Easy high voltage fly swatter mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-high-voltage-fly-swatter-mod/
Easy high voltage fly swatter mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/EGS4/I0HYNJO6/FMOEGS4I0HYNJO6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/EGS4/I0HYNJO6/FMOEGS4I0HYNJO6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/EGS4/I0HYNJO6/FMOEGS4I0HYNJO6.SMALL.jpg The Freak Caution - High voltage. Keep away from children and pets. I am not responsible for any form of harm done to yourself or others. So, having said that, I always wanted to adapt a fly swatter to something more serious. Standard electric fly swatters handle what I think to be about 600 to 1000V, this mo...
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:28:54 PDT
Portable Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-USB-Charger/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:31:11 PDT
Re-purpose a Floppy Disk Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purpose-a-Floppy-Disk-Case/
Re-purpose a Floppy Disk Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/GTM3/I06JABBG/FPHGTM3I06JABBG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/GTM3/I06JABBG/FPHGTM3I06JABBG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPH/GTM3/I06JABBG/FPHGTM3I06JABBG.SMALL.jpg gwlinn123 Who would have thought, decades ago, that someday we would be throwing away floppy disks and keeping the box they came in? The picture shows an electronic project chassis I made from a plastic case that Sony floppy disks came in. This instructable shows how to re-purpose this case. (Actually, I h...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:45:51 PDT
Making a USB Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-USB-Game-Controller/
Making a USB Game Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SMALL.jpg NextFab Here at NextFab, we designed a fully functional, USB game controller for Philly Tech Week. This project will be particularly tricky without some more serious electronics equipment or a local makerspace with the proper tools, but we thought we would post our walk-through in case you do have the acce...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:36:25 PDT
DIY Small Bench Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Small-Bench-Power-Supply/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:59:29 PDT
Doorbell that Turns on a Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Doorbell-that-Turns-on-a-Light/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:42:36 PDT
Renew your Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery with Distilled Water! http://www.instructables.com/id/Renew-your-Sealed-Lead-Acid-SLA-battery-with-Disti/
Renew your Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery with Distilled Water! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SKBT/I02YHU9M/FCISKBTI02YHU9M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SKBT/I02YHU9M/FCISKBTI02YHU9M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SKBT/I02YHU9M/FCISKBTI02YHU9M.SMALL.jpg vanwinklec SLA stands for Sealed Lead Acid. It is a type of lead acid battery that more secure and can be found in anything from Home Security systems to electric bike batteries and just like Car Batteries which are standard Lead acid batteries, SLA batteries can dry up too!This instructable was inspired by ht...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:10:22 PDT
littleBits Real-Time Weather Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Real-Time-Weather-Dashboard/
littleBits Real-Time Weather Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/V89Q/I03OATPO/F28V89QI03OATPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/V89Q/I03OATPO/F28V89QI03OATPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/V89Q/I03OATPO/F28V89QI03OATPO.SMALL.jpg littleBits Visit the littleBits project page for more DIY project ideas.Monitor current and forecasted weather data with littleBits and a little coding. These customizableand modular weather boxes display current temperature, the forecasted high and low temperatures for the day, and the forecasted conditions f...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:05:24 PDT
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-working-touchscreen-stylus-for-your-phone-o/
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/DARU/H5IRVEIZ/F3HDARUH5IRVEIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/DARU/H5IRVEIZ/F3HDARUH5IRVEIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/DARU/H5IRVEIZ/F3HDARUH5IRVEIZ.SMALL.jpg NXTHacker Do you use your phone or tablet a lot? Does your fingers hurt after a few hours? Or do you just want to use a stylus to doodle on your tablet? Remember the fuss about foam and tin foil to just make a stylus? Here is the solution! You can make this from old stuff you find from around the house or ...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 06:41:29 PDT
Projector led lamp 100w http://www.instructables.com/id/Projector-led-lamp-100w/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:10:35 PDT