Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 May 2017 01:10:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Image from FPGA to VGA http://www.instructables.com/id/Image-from-FPGA-to-VGA/
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Thu, 8 Oct 2015 06:26:49 PDT
How to set up a stepper motor in under 10 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-set-up-a-stepper-motor-in-under-10-minutes/
How to set up a stepper motor in under 10 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/G106/I6C2MDT6/FZOG106I6C2MDT6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/G106/I6C2MDT6/FZOG106I6C2MDT6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/G106/I6C2MDT6/FZOG106I6C2MDT6.SMALL.jpg ak33m98 Recently, I purchased several steppers and drivers for a 3D printer project and I was curious to see how quickly I could set a stepper up. For this I will not count time like waiting for the soldering iron to heat up. So for my first instructible I will start simple and show you how to quickly and v...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:02:10 PST
Mosquito Killer Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Mosquito-Killer-Machine/
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Thu, 25 May 2017 07:53:16 PDT
DIY led light bomb using old laptop battery http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Led-Light-Bomb-Using-Old-Laptop-Battery/
DIY led light bomb using old laptop battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/YD81/IV0BK2PB/FR4YD81IV0BK2PB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/YD81/IV0BK2PB/FR4YD81IV0BK2PB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/YD81/IV0BK2PB/FR4YD81IV0BK2PB.SMALL.jpg DIY KING 00 Its time to have a blast of light in my workspace.... So in this instructable i am going to show how to make yourself a rechargeable,ultra bright led light out of an old laptop battery.Thanks for reading this instuctable. Please rate it and visit my youtube channel for the complete video illustratio...
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Mon, 7 Nov 2016 13:08:41 PST
DIY Power Supply for 5V and 3.3V http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Power-Supply-for-5V-and-33V/
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Mon, 15 May 2017 05:55:19 PDT
Salvaging Rechargeables for Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvaging-Rechargeables-for-Projects/
Salvaging Rechargeables for Projects - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9MIU/J30SHT39/FHN9MIUJ30SHT39.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9MIU/J30SHT39/FHN9MIUJ30SHT39.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHN/9MIU/J30SHT39/FHN9MIUJ30SHT39.SMALL.jpg electronics for everyone lithium polymer and lithium ion batteries aren't extremely expensive but if you use them in a lot of your projects it can run up quite a big bill. So in this Instructable we are going to take a look at the different places you can find them for cheap or often free and how to make sure the ones we fi...
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Tue, 23 May 2017 13:00:55 PDT
DaVinci Vaporizer Battery Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/DaVinci-Vaporizer-Battery-Replacement/
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Fri, 29 May 2015 09:24:00 PDT
NAROD Bending Jig for Gray Hoverman TV Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/NAROD-Bending-Jig-for-Gray-Hoverman-TV-Antenna/
NAROD Bending Jig for Gray Hoverman TV Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/218L/GGPFCJEV/FHR218LGGPFCJEV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/218L/GGPFCJEV/FHR218LGGPFCJEV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/218L/GGPFCJEV/FHR218LGGPFCJEV.SMALL.jpg unclesam Make this jig for bending tophat NAROD elements that add VHF-high reception to the Gray-Hoverman homebuilt tv antenna. This is one of several of my Instructables related to building this antenna. To see the others and my related Instructables, click on unclesam in the INFO box at right and repeatedl...
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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 19:37:49 PST
Computer Controlled Christmas Lights with Light-O-Rama http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Controlled-Christmas-Lights-With-Light-O-/
Computer Controlled Christmas Lights with Light-O-Rama - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F19/B9LN/IIOUKJS1/F19B9LNIIOUKJS1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F19/B9LN/IIOUKJS1/F19B9LNIIOUKJS1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F19/B9LN/IIOUKJS1/F19B9LNIIOUKJS1.SMALL.jpg JustinLovesTheTech Welcome to my step by step guide on how to make an amazing Christmas light display! I will guide you through all of the steps from planning to pressing start. Let's get started! Intro and thinking ahead First off if you are reading this in October or lator in the year I recommend that you don't d...
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Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:57:26 PST
Gameboy Backlight: How to Backlight a Game Boy (DMG) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Backlight-a-Game-Boy-DMG/
Gameboy Backlight: How to Backlight a Game Boy (DMG) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/LBAY/I45HNUI8/FCTLBAYI45HNUI8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/LBAY/I45HNUI8/FCTLBAYI45HNUI8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/LBAY/I45HNUI8/FCTLBAYI45HNUI8.SMALL.jpg asmretro If you like what we do, find our shop at http://asmretro.com or find us on Facebook and Instagram!Required Parts: ASM Retro "Density" Backlight Kit Triwing Screwdriver Philips head Screwdriver Smaller Philips head Screwdriver Soldering Iron SolderOption...
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Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:52:55 PST
(Adjustable) Power Supply 650 Watts 54 Amps for Under $50 http://www.instructables.com/id/adjustablePower-Supply-650watt-54amps-for-Under-50/
(Adjustable) Power Supply 650 Watts 54 Amps for Under $50 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/YBDQ/J2QF53S9/FXFYBDQJ2QF53S9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/YBDQ/J2QF53S9/FXFYBDQJ2QF53S9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/YBDQ/J2QF53S9/FXFYBDQJ2QF53S9.SMALL.jpg Nick5678 The idea is to make a relatively small, compact power supply that can fit many purposes. This build will include the following ports: USB charger Car Cigarette socket XT-60 (RC) T-plug (RC) Banana plugsIt also includes an adjustable part that could be used for: Testing electronics Powering you...
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Sun, 14 May 2017 21:13:26 PDT
Alert system for children or pets trapped inside motor vehicles. http://www.instructables.com/id/Alert-system-for-children-or-pets-trapped-inside-m/
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Sun, 4 Oct 2015 19:56:53 PDT
300+ Watt Linear Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/300-Watt-Linear-Power-Supply/
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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 06:25:10 PDT
Wooden Digital Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Digital-Clock/
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Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:29 PDT
Realtek RTL8710 Alternative to ESP8266.... http://www.instructables.com/id/Realtek-RTL8710-Alternative-to-ESP8266/
Realtek RTL8710 Alternative to ESP8266.... - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/X573/IRLQHXTG/FGHX573IRLQHXTG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/X573/IRLQHXTG/FGHX573IRLQHXTG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/X573/IRLQHXTG/FGHX573IRLQHXTG.SMALL.jpg bhaskar.anil429 Couple of years ago ESP8266 came and it changed the entire hobbyist community. ESP8266 which gave just about any microcontroller access to a wireless network. Users were able to program it using arduino IDE or OTP. ESP8266 was also a very low cost way to make IOT projects.But now there is new wifi...
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Mon, 8 Aug 2016 14:41:48 PDT
Multichannel Wireless Light Dimmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Multichannel-Wireless-Light-Dimmer/
Multichannel Wireless Light Dimmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/CAOE/J2GF7RIR/FX6CAOEJ2GF7RIR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/CAOE/J2GF7RIR/FX6CAOEJ2GF7RIR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/CAOE/J2GF7RIR/FX6CAOEJ2GF7RIR.SMALL.jpg abhishek123 Save Energy Beautifully !!By using a light dimmer in one’s living room, it’s possible to completely alter the mood and ambience of a room at the drop of a hat.The Internet of Things is set to disrupt the way we live and work. Smart homes filled with connected products are loaded with possibilities t...
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Mon, 8 May 2017 11:27:07 PDT
heat activated cooling fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-activated-cooler-fan/
heat activated cooling fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/PQUM/GUKAR9UU/FF6PQUMGUKAR9UU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/PQUM/GUKAR9UU/FF6PQUMGUKAR9UU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/PQUM/GUKAR9UU/FF6PQUMGUKAR9UU.SMALL.jpg sooraj619 this a circuit based on the op amp ic 741. this circuit can be used for cooling fans inside pc or an amplifier.it will reduce the unwanted usage of the cooling fans. please rate it......... parts list 1 x LM741 IC 2 x IC base (holder) 1 x 10k thermistor  2 x 10K resistor(brown black orange) 1 x 1...
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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 06:35:09 PDT
How to use I2C in LabVIEW http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-I2C-in-LabVIEW/
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:54:18 PDT
Arcade MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Arcade-MIDI-Controller/
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Mon, 16 May 2016 07:06:09 PDT
Pneumatic Logic Gates Made With Simple Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Pneumatic-Logic-Gates-Made-With-Simple-Tools/
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Tue, 9 May 2017 16:10:27 PDT
5A Variable Linear Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/5A-Variable-Linear-Power-Supply/
5A Variable Linear Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/V5WS/I9JR9FV2/FJCV5WSI9JR9FV2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/V5WS/I9JR9FV2/FJCV5WSI9JR9FV2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/V5WS/I9JR9FV2/FJCV5WSI9JR9FV2.SMALL.jpg TrichogasterAzul This power supply is a simple project that I have built on a weekend and I thought it would be a nice idea if I shared it here. This is the first instructable I write so please, sorry if any mistake.It has a simple circuit and it's really easy to understand how it works. The original schematic is fr...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 20:51:12 PDT
How to build 100 watt 12v DC to 220v AC inverter circuit using EasyEDA http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-100-Watt-12v-DC-to-220v-AC-Inverter-C/
How to build 100 watt 12v DC to 220v AC inverter circuit using EasyEDA - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/THMO/IOQ1LV0P/FZ2THMOIOQ1LV0P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/THMO/IOQ1LV0P/FZ2THMOIOQ1LV0P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ2/THMO/IOQ1LV0P/FZ2THMOIOQ1LV0P.SMALL.jpg vividz We all face power cuts in our houses or offices some time or another. At those times we generally use Generator or an Inverter. Power generators use petrol or diesel as fuel and they are noisy. We will not be discussing about the power generators here. Here we will be talking about the Inverter. Inv...
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Sat, 28 May 2016 02:11:03 PDT
Lampara solar http://www.instructables.com/id/Lampara-solar/
Lampara solar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/50FX/GGBZPQ1B/FQQ50FXGGBZPQ1B.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/50FX/GGBZPQ1B/FQQ50FXGGBZPQ1B.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/50FX/GGBZPQ1B/FQQ50FXGGBZPQ1B.SMALL.jpg frojasp Estas son algunas de las fotos del circuito. Materiales MATERIALES EMPLEADOS 2 Resistencias de 1000 2 Transistores PN2222 1 Diodo IN4004 1 Led 2 Baterías recargables 1.2V 2400mAh 1 Porta baterías 1Panel solar 1.5V 300mAh Circuito Este es el diagrama del circuito. Trabajando Lampara en func...
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 15:21:15 PST
Precision multimeter calibration reference http://www.instructables.com/id/Precision-multimeter-calibration-reference/
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:56:14 PDT
DIY 600 Watt Amplifier With Old Computer SMPS http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-600-Watt-Amplifier-With-Old-Computer-SMPS/
DIY 600 Watt Amplifier With Old Computer SMPS - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/OP3G/J20P78KX/FSSOP3GJ20P78KX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/OP3G/J20P78KX/FSSOP3GJ20P78KX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/OP3G/J20P78KX/FSSOP3GJ20P78KX.SMALL.jpg Steve Willson Kujur Hey! everyone My name is Steve .Today i'm going to show you How to make a 600 watt amplifier With Computer Power SupplyClick Here to See The Video Let's Start Features Power Output 600 watt x 1 mono Power Input 48V 10A DC Input & Output RCA input Speakon Output Features T...
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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:22:31 PDT
light detector, no microprocessors, just simple electronics :) http://www.instructables.com/id/light-detector-no-microprocessors-just-simple-el/
light detector, no microprocessors, just simple electronics :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/UKDI/FSSIKRSW/FUQUKDIFSSIKRSW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/UKDI/FSSIKRSW/FUQUKDIFSSIKRSW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/UKDI/FSSIKRSW/FUQUKDIFSSIKRSW.SMALL.jpg amando96 I will show you two circuits, one turns an LED off when theres no light, and the other turns an LED on when theres no light. for the first one you will need: -R1(LDR) 10K -R2 (1.2K) colour code: brown, red, red. -R3(10 ohms) colour code: brown black black. -T1 almost any low voltage NPN transistor ...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2009 08:39:04 PDT
Arduino Pinewood Derby Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Pinewood-Derby-Timer/
Arduino Pinewood Derby Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F59/LR43/ICX7JKLL/F59LR43ICX7JKLL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F59/LR43/ICX7JKLL/F59LR43ICX7JKLL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F59/LR43/ICX7JKLL/F59LR43ICX7JKLL.SMALL.jpg SLOMakerSpace Last summer, SLO MakerSpace decided to host a NOVA ‘Making Stuff’ workshop for our local community. One of the workshop activities is a Pinewood Derby. The good news is those are always great fun. The bad news is we only had a week to prepare! SLOMS resident woodworking expert Rich Farwell acce...
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:45:29 PDT
ATX Bench Power Supply Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/ATX-Power-Supply-Hack/
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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 10:54:19 PDT
USB Cord Shortening http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Cord-Shortening/
USB Cord Shortening - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/37IY/GB4CYNVL/FZH37IYGB4CYNVL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/37IY/GB4CYNVL/FZH37IYGB4CYNVL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/37IY/GB4CYNVL/FZH37IYGB4CYNVL.SMALL.jpg hpstoutharrow Shorten a USB cord (or any cord) without cutting it.  Use this shortening technique to organize and manage electrical cords.  Need it longer in an instant? ...no problem... pull the cord and its back to its original length.  It is a quick, and easy method to permanently or temporarily, shorten any ...
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Sun, 4 Jul 2010 17:30:19 PDT
Simple Logic Gates and Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Logic-Gates-and-Circuits/
Simple Logic Gates and Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/FBW5/HRWNBYXN/FQGFBW5HRWNBYXN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/FBW5/HRWNBYXN/FQGFBW5HRWNBYXN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/FBW5/HRWNBYXN/FQGFBW5HRWNBYXN.SMALL.jpg TwoPotato Logic gates are some of the basic building blocks of digital logic circuitry. In this Instructable we will talk about a few of the simplest of these devices, and see some of the fun things you can do with them. So what are logic gates? Logic gates have one or more input terminals, and the voltag...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 07:01:36 PST
low frequency audio amplifier using the LM386 http://www.instructables.com/id/low-frequency-audio-amplifier-using-the-LM386/
low frequency audio amplifier using the LM386 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/SWV2/HR4SWC46/FNQSWV2HR4SWC46.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/SWV2/HR4SWC46/FNQSWV2HR4SWC46.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNQ/SWV2/HR4SWC46/FNQSWV2HR4SWC46.SMALL.jpg Er Varun Goyal The integrated chip LM386 is a low power audio frequency amplifier requiring a low level power supply . The IC is designed to deliver a voltage amplification of 20 without external add-on parts. But this voltage gain can be raised up to 200 (Vu = 200) by adding external parts. soo today i am goin...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 05:31:47 PST
LED Paper Helicopter http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Paper-Helicopter/
LED Paper Helicopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/MI0W/IEQY5U1S/FM8MI0WIEQY5U1S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/MI0W/IEQY5U1S/FM8MI0WIEQY5U1S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/MI0W/IEQY5U1S/FM8MI0WIEQY5U1S.SMALL.jpg Autodesk Circuits If you have been to a concert lately, you may have experienced a wave of flashing helicopters coming down at the end. It's totally awesome and it's not rocket science to build them yourself.This Instructable shows how to build the paper helicopter and the LED-blinking electronics.Here's what you'll ...
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Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:00:47 PDT
AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/AVerMedia-Live-Gamer-Portable-Setup/
AVerMedia Live Gamer Portable Setup - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/KEOW/HV0KYZL8/FJZKEOWHV0KYZL8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/KEOW/HV0KYZL8/FJZKEOWHV0KYZL8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/KEOW/HV0KYZL8/FJZKEOWHV0KYZL8.SMALL.jpg tehproh Learn how to setup your Live Gamer Portable! Set To Proper Capture Setting Make sure that you capture mode switch is on the right mode:Memory card: PC-FreeLaptop: PC Needed Plug Your Console In Plug your console into the HDMI in or AV in.PS3/4: AVXbox 360/One Plug Your TV In Plug your tv in...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 19:58:53 PDT
The making of a powerful low cost coilgun which is portable http://www.instructables.com/id/The-making-of-a-powerful-lowcost-coilgun-which-is-/
The making of a powerful low cost coilgun which is portable - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/HPG1/GMX1QXHX/FHCHPG1GMX1QXHX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/HPG1/GMX1QXHX/FHCHPG1GMX1QXHX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/HPG1/GMX1QXHX/FHCHPG1GMX1QXHX.SMALL.jpg ARJOON In this intructable i will show you how i made my coilgun, I will first thank, steaveastrouk, re-design, lemonie, orksecurity and others who helped me with my questions.  I became quite interested with this coilguns from the videos that was featured on hacked gadgets and intructable. So i decided to...
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Fri, 29 Apr 2011 00:15:03 PDT
Make a Folding Plotter that prints Circuits on Textiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Folding-Plotter-that-prints-Circuits-on-Tex/
Make a Folding Plotter that prints Circuits on Textiles - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/NATW/IGV4DETV/FTWNATWIGV4DETV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/NATW/IGV4DETV/FTWNATWIGV4DETV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/NATW/IGV4DETV/FTWNATWIGV4DETV.SMALL.jpg MaddyMaxey Have you ever wanted to plot on the go? Plot on the beach? Plot at your neighbor's house? Personally, I wanted to discover how to make a flexible "factory" for printing circuits on textiles. Whatever your motives may be, this textile plotter is a fun way to learn about CNC machines and make a plotte...
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 17:41:58 PST
Arduino multiple timer. Day based and alarm based http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-multiple-timer-Day-based-and-alarm-based/
Arduino multiple timer. Day based and alarm based - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/9JRD/I7L6V8TC/F7O9JRDI7L6V8TC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/9JRD/I7L6V8TC/F7O9JRDI7L6V8TC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/9JRD/I7L6V8TC/F7O9JRDI7L6V8TC.SMALL.jpg clepcea So I was asked by someone if I can make something that will start a motor at a fixed time. Ok ... easy. But the motor should start in each day at a different hour or perhaps Monday and Friday at an hour and Sunday not at all, or whenver he wants to program the motor to start. I thought this would ma...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:57:28 PDT
simple electronic high voltage shocker device http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-electronic-high-voltage-shocker-device/
simple electronic high voltage shocker device - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/8YQK/H82UESNT/F4R8YQKH82UESNT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/8YQK/H82UESNT/F4R8YQKH82UESNT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/8YQK/H82UESNT/F4R8YQKH82UESNT.SMALL.jpg resistanceisfutileiflessthan1ohm High voltages allow you to do interesting things with electric currents, although the device i will show you how to make can reach 450V and cause mild shocks it will not allow you to create tesla coils etc in it's current form. It will however make sparks about a millimetre long if you look carefull...
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 12:07:34 PDT
Tapping Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tapping-Light/
Tapping Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/78JO/IHI1I0JO/FF578JOIHI1I0JO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/78JO/IHI1I0JO/FF578JOIHI1I0JO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/78JO/IHI1I0JO/FF578JOIHI1I0JO.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel Everything on the internet has a loading time, for the lucky few who have gigabit internet, this may not become apparent, however for most of the people in the world where even dial up internet is still used - buffering and long loading times are frequent and annoying. So I give you:TAPPING LIGHTTa...
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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:07:13 PST
Tutorial PCB doble cara. Método de planchado / PCB double layer http://www.instructables.com/id/Tutorial-PCB-doble-cara-Método-de-planchado-PCB-do-1/
Tutorial PCB doble cara. Método de planchado / PCB double layer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/O5B1/I36LHREW/FT0O5B1I36LHREW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/O5B1/I36LHREW/FT0O5B1I36LHREW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/O5B1/I36LHREW/FT0O5B1I36LHREW.SMALL.jpg IAP Este es un pequeño y sencillo tutorial para la realización de PCB (printed circuit board) o circuitos impresos (en este caso de doble cara) Materiales - Diseño de algún PCB - Papel couché- 1 plancha- Cinta adhesiva- Cloruro férrico - Taladro pequ...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 18:46:50 PST
How to put games on your TI 84 plus c silver edition caluclator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-games-on-your-TI-84-plus-c-silver-editi/
How to put games on your TI 84 plus c silver edition caluclator - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/IA2I/IIYUSH7A/FLEIA2IIIYUSH7A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/IA2I/IIYUSH7A/FLEIA2IIIYUSH7A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/IA2I/IIYUSH7A/FLEIA2IIIYUSH7A.SMALL.jpg LDolphin So you want games on your TI 84 plus CSE calculator? Well here's how. What you will need 1.) Your TI 84 + CSE calculator2.) A mini USB to USB adaptor (should have come with your calculator)3.) A computer (must have a windows or mac operating system)That's it! Download TI connect The first ste...
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Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:06:25 PST
how to interface LCD (16X2) to arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-interface-LCD-16X2-to-arduino/
how to interface LCD (16X2) to arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/BQUG/IDK2KU2H/FRMBQUGIDK2KU2H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/BQUG/IDK2KU2H/FRMBQUGIDK2KU2H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRM/BQUG/IDK2KU2H/FRMBQUGIDK2KU2H.SMALL.jpg TechPonder This instructables explains you regarding interfacing LCD(Liquid Crystal Dispaly ) 16X2 to arduino.Some basics Points regarding LCD :- LCD consists of 16 rows and 2 columns of 5×7 or 5×8 LCD dot matrices. LCD is available in a 16 pin package with back light ,contrast adjustment function and each dot...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 10:59:38 PDT
Bench Power Supply from old Laptop Power Supplies http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Power-Supply-from-old-Laptop-Power-Supplies/
Bench Power Supply from old Laptop Power Supplies - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/7DB8/GXUZEWUI/FKM7DB8GXUZEWUI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/7DB8/GXUZEWUI/FKM7DB8GXUZEWUI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/7DB8/GXUZEWUI/FKM7DB8GXUZEWUI.SMALL.jpg damcave Looking for a power supply for tinkering at home, I found lots of options for converting old desktop PC supplies (ATX) into fixed and or variable Bench PS's. I had a few old laptop supplies at home and thought they could be used. The advantages I saw   - I have a few spare laptop supplies lying arou...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 13:28:35 PDT
DIY STC MCU Combined Wireless Small Camera with OV7670, NRF24L01 Wireless Transceiver Module, 2.8”TFT LCD (Provide code) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-STC-MCU-combined-wireless-small-camera-with-OV/
DIY STC MCU Combined Wireless Small Camera with OV7670, NRF24L01 Wireless Transceiver Module, 2.8”TFT LCD (Provide code) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/S54I/HSNFXJXY/FB5S54IHSNFXJXY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/S54I/HSNFXJXY/FB5S54IHSNFXJXY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/S54I/HSNFXJXY/FB5S54IHSNFXJXY.SMALL.jpg ICStation Because I am familiar with BMP image display under the FAT32 file system and the application of NRF 24L01 wireless transceiver module.What’ more, I own a OV7670 camera in my hand, so I decide to make a project which I dream about since my childhood. The project is the wireless video transmission and...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:31:27 PDT
Digital Filters on Zybo Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Filters-on-Zybo-Board/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 17:57:51 PDT
Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) using the Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Printed-Circuit-Boards-PCB-using-the-Laser-Cutte/
Printed Circuit Boards (PCB) using the Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/Y8RU/FYTD4Y9B/F3WY8RUFYTD4Y9B.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/Y8RU/FYTD4Y9B/F3WY8RUFYTD4Y9B.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/Y8RU/FYTD4Y9B/F3WY8RUFYTD4Y9B.SMALL.jpg mashorter This is a new twist on an existing process, which allows you to make super accurate PCBs. It basically involves spray painting copper board, laser cutting off the paint and then putting the board in a bath of Ferric Chloride to remove the unwanted copper. This method is particularly good when using ...
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Thu, 10 Sep 2009 08:14:52 PDT
Build a super-simple blinking led / oscillator on your protoboard in under a minute! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-super-simple-blinking-led-oscillator-on-/
Build a super-simple blinking led / oscillator on your protoboard in under a minute! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/UU15/HD4VDJXX/FB8UU15HD4VDJXX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/UU15/HD4VDJXX/FB8UU15HD4VDJXX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/UU15/HD4VDJXX/FB8UU15HD4VDJXX.SMALL.jpg RSTPhysics In this short tutorial I will give an example of one of the less known properties of the 2N2222 transistor. The original idea comes from Laurier's Handy Dandy Little Circuits. Step 1: Get the components! You will need: 1 Breadboard/Protoboard 1 Resistor  (try different values, in this tutorial...
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Tue, 19 Feb 2013 13:07:56 PST
Make a Garmin Vehicle Power Cable Work Again http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Garmin-Vehicle-Power-Cable-Work-Again/
Make a Garmin Vehicle Power Cable Work Again - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/8Y3L/FUVSGREF/F7O8Y3LFUVSGREF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/8Y3L/FUVSGREF/F7O8Y3LFUVSGREF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7O/8Y3L/FUVSGREF/F7O8Y3LFUVSGREF.SMALL.jpg Phil B This is a Garmin GPS for an automobile. The DC power supply for a cigarette lighter has been used by Garmin on quite a few models in recent years and is still in use. Ours has the nasty habit of coming apart so that the fuse and the center pin come out with the retaining nut. These small parts scatt...
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Mon, 25 May 2009 21:43:13 PDT
Dual Voltage Supply (9V batteries) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Voltage-Supply-9V-batteries/
Dual Voltage Supply (9V batteries) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/BVIK/IFGNPZ7W/F8CBVIKIFGNPZ7W.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/BVIK/IFGNPZ7W/F8CBVIKIFGNPZ7W.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/BVIK/IFGNPZ7W/F8CBVIKIFGNPZ7W.SMALL.jpg Bits4Bots In this Instructable we will learn how to connect two 9 volt batteries to get: +9V 0V -9VSimple 5 minute newbie special.FYI: Why is negative voltage necessary anyway?Negative voltage is not all bad. Yes, if you switch the orientation of a voltage source to negative polarity for many circuits, the ci...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:02:42 PST
How to test Bipolar Transistors if you have an Analog Multimeter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-test-Bipolar-Transistors-if-you-have-an-Ana/
How to test Bipolar Transistors if you have an Analog Multimeter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F90/3HHQ/MFUEP27U2EH/F903HHQMFUEP27U2EH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F90/3HHQ/MFUEP27U2EH/F903HHQMFUEP27U2EH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F90/3HHQ/MFUEP27U2EH/F903HHQMFUEP27U2EH.SMALL.jpg Talking Electronics We know how transistor works but some of us doesn't really know how to test the component itself. Nowadays, most Digital Multimeters have sockets provided to test them, but what will you do if you have those old Analog/Needletype ones? This is a simple way to do it. Basic Configuration Bipolar tr...
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Wed, 1 Mar 2006 12:34:29 PST
Clip Indicator (LED) for any power amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Clip-Indicator-LED-for-any-power-amp/
Clip Indicator (LED) for any power amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/QEBJ/IAUX5GSC/FXQQEBJIAUX5GSC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/QEBJ/IAUX5GSC/FXQQEBJIAUX5GSC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/QEBJ/IAUX5GSC/FXQQEBJIAUX5GSC.SMALL.jpg simpletronic A power amplifier cannot deliver an output wave wider than its power supply voltage. When you reach the limit, increasing gain may sound louder but sound will be distorted and can even damage speakers .This simple clipping indicator circuit will announce with an LED that you have reached that limit....
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 00:26:57 PDT