Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:01:35 PDT BLOX v1.01 "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/
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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/
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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/
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 12:08:33 PDT
Automatic bike lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-bike-lights/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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
DIY Electronic Cigarette http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electronic-Cigarette/
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 11:42:26 PDT
Raspberry Pi Soil Moisture Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Soil-Moisture-Sensor-1/
Raspberry Pi Soil Moisture Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/7J7X/HZWJ50TH/FMP7J7XHZWJ50TH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/7J7X/HZWJ50TH/FMP7J7XHZWJ50TH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMP/7J7X/HZWJ50TH/FMP7J7XHZWJ50TH.SMALL.jpg jenfoxbot Agriculture consumes between 80 - 90% of all freshwater in the United States. An easy way to conserve water in the agricultural sector is to install a soil moisture sensor. Soil moisture sensors measure the amount of water in the soil to maintain consistent and ideal soil conditions for plants. In s...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:51:09 PDT
Geluid breien / sound embracer http://www.instructables.com/id/Geluid-breien-sound-embracer/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:02:18 PDT
Draw a Touch Sensor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Draw-a-Touch-Sensor/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:00:56 PDT
How to get an unlimited supply of electronic components for under $10. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-an-unlimited-supply-of-electronic-compo/
How to get an unlimited supply of electronic components for under $10. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/N9WD/HZPDYULU/FABN9WDHZPDYULU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/N9WD/HZPDYULU/FABN9WDHZPDYULU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/N9WD/HZPDYULU/FABN9WDHZPDYULU.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens When I got into electronics finding parts was the biggest challenge. Radio Shack has a decent selection of components for the beginner but their prices are high. Great deals are available online, but the overwhelming variety and unfamiliar jargon makes it a little hard for a novice to know just what...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:05:32 PDT
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - MCU Version http://www.instructables.com/id/Modification-of-the-Lexmark-E260-for-Direct-Laser--1/
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - MCU Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SMALL.jpg mlerman For the latest changes, additions and errata see step 13This is the second version of my E260 modification. It uses an ATtiny13 MCU to control the timing of the printer and make it possible to print double sided PCBs at home.As an electronic hobbyist and inventor I often need to make printed circuit...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:13:01 PDT
Simple surveillence bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-surveillence-bug/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:13:59 PDT
Mapping the innards of a keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Mapping-the-innards-of-a-keyboard/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:54:12 PDT
How to Write a Good Electronics Instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Write-a-Good-Electronics-Instructable/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:27:51 PDT
How To Make A Dark Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Dark-Sensor/
How To Make A Dark Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/46EN/HFD1JKX2/F6A46ENHFD1JKX2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/46EN/HFD1JKX2/F6A46ENHFD1JKX2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/46EN/HFD1JKX2/F6A46ENHFD1JKX2.SMALL.jpg Pranavthegreat Hey guys , In this project I am going to show you how to make a dark sensor using a single transistor and some few resistors in just 3 simple steps . here is my video this is my old dark sensor                    Things You Need Parts:- 1) 1x BC547 transistor  2) 1x 220 k resistor 3) 1x ...
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:59:04 PDT
Soundwave Portable Electronics Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Soundwave-Portable-Electronics-Workstaion/
Soundwave Portable Electronics Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/1CGJ/HZIHC3YB/F151CGJHZIHC3YB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/1CGJ/HZIHC3YB/F151CGJHZIHC3YB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/1CGJ/HZIHC3YB/F151CGJHZIHC3YB.SMALL.jpg Tez_Gelmir As most who know me would know, I like to keep my shed neat & tidy, so the idea of building a self-contained electronics workstation is very appealing. Plus I'm often fixing other peoples stuff so the portability helps.Note: See Steps 28 & 29 for STL 3D Printing files, Cutting List & Detail drawin...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:15 PDT
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/22-Inch-Cinema-in-Your-Car/
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Road trips with kids can be a royal pain in the asterisk without proper entertainment. We discovered those portable DVD players a few years back and have never looked back. Our recent model went on the fritz, and I decided to kick it up a notch with some gear that I had from other projects. Unfortun...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:33:38 PDT