Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics http://www.instructables.com Thu, 5 Mar 2015 23:31:23 PST BLOX v1.01 Free To Air (FTA) Satellite Dish setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-To-Air-FTA-Satellite-Dish-setup/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:38:39 PST
Home Phone battery switch to Lithium Ion http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Phone-battery-switch-to-Lithium-Ion/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:27:03 PST
FRIENDLY BREADBOARD FOR ESP8266, DUAL ROW CONNECTORS, ETC. http://www.instructables.com/id/FRIENDLY-BREADBOARD-FOR-ESP8266-DUAL-ROW-CONNECTOR/
FRIENDLY BREADBOARD FOR ESP8266, DUAL ROW CONNECTORS, ETC. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/V321/I6WDLMYC/FKPV321I6WDLMYC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/V321/I6WDLMYC/FKPV321I6WDLMYC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/V321/I6WDLMYC/FKPV321I6WDLMYC.SMALL.jpg B0SC0 I am always trying to find easier and cheaper ways to build and test my electronics.Lately, I have been tinkering with the ESP8266-01 modules. As you all know, the 2x4 female header does not play well with a solderless breadboard. Yes, I have made various small adapters to accommodate the ESP8...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:59:17 PST
Batteries No More! (LM2596 on Trimmer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Batteries-No-More-LM2596-on-Trimmer/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:03:12 PST
Creative Electronics student projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Creative-Electronics-student-projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/67OF/I6W2S2GW/FT467OFI6W2S2GW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/67OF/I6W2S2GW/FT467OFI6W2S2GW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/67OF/I6W2S2GW/FT467OFI6W2S2GW.SMALL.jpg Electronica Creativa This is a sample of what students can do when they are given control, trust and access to their creativity! All projects were developed for 'Electrónica Creativa' (Creative Electronics), a BEng Electronic Engineering 4th year module at the University of Malaga, School of Telecommunication (http:/...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:51:24 PST
Resistor Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Resistor-Organizer/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 02:42:18 PST
900 LED display http://www.instructables.com/id/900-LED-display/
900 LED display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/U0GG/I6W2SWYE/F19U0GGI6W2SWYE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/U0GG/I6W2SWYE/F19U0GGI6W2SWYE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/U0GG/I6W2SWYE/F19U0GGI6W2SWYE.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
Simple amplifier with TDA2822M http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-amplifier-with-TDA2822M/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 02:10:29 PST
Impianto fotovoltaico stand alone (stand alone fotovoltaic plant) http://www.instructables.com/id/Impianto-fotovoltaico-stand-alone-stand-alone-foto/
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:55:05 PST
Vibration sensor with no moving parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibration-sensor-with-no-moving-parts/
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:24:58 PST
Silencing the Verizon Battery Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Silencing-the-Verizon-Battery-Alarm/
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 03:48:26 PST
Circuit Board Diy http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Board-Diy/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:23:03 PST
Voltage Probe with Tone and LED Outputs http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltage-Probe-with-Tone-and-LED-Outputs/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 14:33:40 PST
Better Balun Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Balun-Boxes/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:26:25 PST
All You Need to Know About Spectrum Analyzers http://www.instructables.com/id/All-You-Need-to-Know-About-Spectrum-Analyzers/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 04:08:00 PST
Simple Blinking LED Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Blinking-LED-Circuit/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:05:48 PST
Nabi JR Adafruit inductive charging kit. http://www.instructables.com/id/Nabi-JR-Adafruit-inductive-charging-kit/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 15:57:31 PST
Old lamp revamp! [DIY LED desklamp] http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-lamp-revamp-DIY-LED-desklamp/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:24:27 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
DIY CONTINUITY TESTER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CONTINUITY-TESTER/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:55:26 PST
Volt Stick LED Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Volt-Stick-LED-Mod/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:37:55 PST
Modern Continuity Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Continuity-Tester/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:07:01 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
Homemade 0-25V 3.5A Variable Power Supply (even charges Batteries) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-0-25V-35A-Variable-Power-Supply-even-char/
Homemade 0-25V 3.5A Variable Power Supply (even charges Batteries) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/5Z95/I6NI8KYS/F155Z95I6NI8KYS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/5Z95/I6NI8KYS/F155Z95I6NI8KYS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/5Z95/I6NI8KYS/F155Z95I6NI8KYS.SMALL.jpg ConnorP3 This Power supply can charge batteries or just power things. It goes to 25V and 3.5 Amps. It is variable and has an indicator light Connectors These are alligator clip connecting to the power Supply Parts and Components Simple Layout Top Top view Both Solder Points Solder in this seq...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:07:49 PST
How to Set up Direct-From-Wall Cable on a TV http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Set-up-Direct-From-Wall-Cable-on-a-TV/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 18:57:40 PST
Passive CDV-700 speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Passive-CDV-700-speaker/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 16:17:01 PST
Secrets Of Driverless Stepper Motor Operation http://www.instructables.com/id/Secrets-Of-Driverless-Stepper-Motor-Operation/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 14:15:05 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
Introducing Makey Makey http://www.instructables.com/id/Introducing-Makey-Makey/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:52:18 PST
Measuring Direct Current via a computer interface. http://www.instructables.com/id/Measuring-DC-via-a-computer-interface/
Measuring Direct Current via a computer interface. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/S6KH/I6NI38CP/F62S6KHI6NI38CP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/S6KH/I6NI38CP/F62S6KHI6NI38CP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/S6KH/I6NI38CP/F62S6KHI6NI38CP.SMALL.jpg Mjhobby I always wanted to remotely measure the current from my mppt solar charge controller and into my inverters but the idea of using current shunts was not feasible since I cannot amplify the millivolt signals across them. Along comes the Honeywell 72amp hall current sensor. It gives 33mv per amp. I pow...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:45:02 PST
Cool PCB case for your project http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-PCB-case-for-your-project/
Cool PCB case for your project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/1GZI/I6MC3S4Q/F6X1GZII6MC3S4Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/1GZI/I6MC3S4Q/F6X1GZII6MC3S4Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/1GZI/I6MC3S4Q/F6X1GZII6MC3S4Q.SMALL.jpg DacianT Here is a simple way to create a nice looking product while only using PCB's (the PCB manufacturers will love you :) )Things is that you need PCB's anyway for your electronic product so why not use that as the case also. Component assembly For my Solar BMS project I needed 3 PCB's one for the pow...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:51:38 PST
Light/dark sensor using BJT Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightdark-sensor-using-BJT-Light/
Light/dark sensor using BJT Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/4I62/I6M2M2QA/FMW4I62I6M2M2QA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/4I62/I6M2M2QA/FMW4I62I6M2M2QA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMW/4I62/I6M2M2QA/FMW4I62I6M2M2QA.SMALL.jpg ceoxxx Introduction: led emits light when voltage is applied with correct polarity current through led can be controlled by light.now a days many electrical devices are controlled using light.when light is present devices works else they will switch off.LDR(light dependent resistor) are used for such contr...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:04:14 PST
Asynchronous Digital Neuron http://www.instructables.com/id/Asynchronous-Digital-Neuron/
Asynchronous Digital Neuron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/89Y8/I6HSMEQA/FFH89Y8I6HSMEQA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/89Y8/I6HSMEQA/FFH89Y8I6HSMEQA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/89Y8/I6HSMEQA/FFH89Y8I6HSMEQA.SMALL.jpg quicksilv3rflash Human neurons are very complex devices, with up to several thousand inputs, both excitatory and inhibitory. They manipulate information in several forms depending on where in the neural system you look. In the synapses, information is represented by the concentration of chemical neurotransmitters. A...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00:09:27 PST
Fun Game Controllers with MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-Game-Controllers-with-MaKey-MaKey/
Fun Game Controllers with MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/NQLL/I6HSLCRN/FYRNQLLI6HSLCRN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/NQLL/I6HSLCRN/FYRNQLLI6HSLCRN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/NQLL/I6HSLCRN/FYRNQLLI6HSLCRN.SMALL.jpg eludemann MaKey MaKey is "an invention kit for everyone!" You can use this kit to turn any object that can conduct electricity into a controller or keyboard. In this Instructable, we'll use a ready-made computer game and some every day objects--we turned our staff kitchen into "office supplies" vs. "lunch s...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:34:53 PST
Say Cheese Photo Booth with MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Say-Cheese-Photo-Booth-with-MaKey-MaKey/
Say Cheese Photo Booth with MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/YUAM/I6J7WVST/FU4YUAMI6J7WVST.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/YUAM/I6J7WVST/FU4YUAMI6J7WVST.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/YUAM/I6J7WVST/FU4YUAMI6J7WVST.SMALL.jpg eludemann Say "cheese!" Add some flavor to your event's photo booth with….some actual cheese! Use a MaKey MaKey to turn a piece of cheese into a controller, then snap away!MaKey MaKey is an "invention kit for everyone," and it allows you to turn anything that can conduct electricity into a keyboard or contro...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:13:50 PST
Morse Code with Capacitive Touch! http://www.instructables.com/id/Morse-Code-with-Capacitive-Touch/
Morse Code with Capacitive Touch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/1Z8Z/I6HSL1OY/FK71Z8ZI6HSL1OY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/1Z8Z/I6HSL1OY/FK71Z8ZI6HSL1OY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/1Z8Z/I6HSL1OY/FK71Z8ZI6HSL1OY.SMALL.jpg DerpyCyclops Hejo! Today, I will show you how to make a capacitive touch morse code thingamajigger! Its pretty cool and fun for a basic arduino project. Its fairly easy and the learning about capacitive touch switches is a road that takes you to many places. Enjoy! Note: Operation For those of you who don't k...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:12:39 PST
Portable Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Charger-4/
Portable Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/HZGE/I6J7W5VG/FWDHZGEI6J7W5VG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/HZGE/I6J7W5VG/FWDHZGEI6J7W5VG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/HZGE/I6J7W5VG/FWDHZGEI6J7W5VG.SMALL.jpg BinksBrew For a long time I've had old back up cell phones taking up space in my desk drawer. I was curious if I could put any of these old phones to some use. I can't just throw them away so I decided to try and re-purpose one of them as a portable charger for my current smart phone. Materials Mp1405 5v...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:43:18 PST
SolarAssist: A Smartphone Modification http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarAssist-A-Smartphone-Modification/
SolarAssist: A Smartphone Modification - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F10/1HJF/I6HSIT4Y/F101HJFI6HSIT4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F10/1HJF/I6HSIT4Y/F101HJFI6HSIT4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F10/1HJF/I6HSIT4Y/F101HJFI6HSIT4Y.SMALL.jpg funtogether Phones tend to be out of battery right when you need them most. With this project, you can extend your phone's battery life just enough to make those emergency calls! You just have to set your phone out in the sun for a while, and you'll have just enough power to send a text or make a short call. ...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:23:09 PST
Easy Crank Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Crank-Generator/
Easy Crank Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/M88V/I6HSIC51/FXMM88VI6HSIC51.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/M88V/I6HSIC51/FXMM88VI6HSIC51.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/M88V/I6HSIC51/FXMM88VI6HSIC51.SMALL.jpg kurtz64 This build is to show you how you can generate some energy from a gear motor so that you can use it to power a flashlight, charge your cell phone, or to run other small equipment. I know this project is short but that is because it is an easy to do project but, you should not underestimate the usefu...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:18:25 PST
Futuristic Green SmartSwitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Futuristic-Green-SmartSwitch/
Futuristic Green SmartSwitch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/LQHI/I6J7TZR3/FS1LQHII6J7TZR3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/LQHI/I6J7TZR3/FS1LQHII6J7TZR3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/LQHI/I6J7TZR3/FS1LQHII6J7TZR3.SMALL.jpg dnicky2288 OverviewWe use light switches everyday. However, little do we realize how much energy is wasted when a light switch is unnecessarily left on. Rarely in some companies, you would see a PIR motion sensor switch that can turn on the light when someone enters a room and automatically turn off the light ...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 12:59:43 PST
CDROM brushless moter run http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-room-brushless-moter-run/
CDROM brushless moter run - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/QLKP/I6J7S191/FWNQLKPI6J7S191.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/QLKP/I6J7S191/FWNQLKPI6J7S191.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/QLKP/I6J7S191/FWNQLKPI6J7S191.SMALL.jpg sheraz14 you can run CD rom moter with external power source with the help of moter driver ic datasheet.. moter driver if the uper side of ic is like this , this will b moter driver now next step is is ic driver number ic moter driver number this is tha ic number now find data sheet mostly this ic...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:08:23 PST
Use a combo amp as a cabinet (cheap and easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-a-combo-amp-as-a-cabinet-cheap-and-easy/
Use a combo amp as a cabinet (cheap and easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/ST6P/I6HSGB6K/F5IST6PI6HSGB6K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/ST6P/I6HSGB6K/F5IST6PI6HSGB6K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/ST6P/I6HSGB6K/F5IST6PI6HSGB6K.SMALL.jpg legitbush This is the simplest way to use a combo amp as a speaker cabinet for a separate amp head. I am using a Line 6 Spider IV combo here but most combos will work this way. The required parts only cost £8.50 ($13) and this project can be undertaken by someone with little to no electrical skills like mysel...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:34:59 PST
Turn paper into a speaker! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-paper-into-a-speaker/
Turn paper into a speaker! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/N7N1/I6HSD0HD/FHMN7N1I6HSD0HD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/N7N1/I6HSD0HD/FHMN7N1I6HSD0HD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/N7N1/I6HSD0HD/FHMN7N1I6HSD0HD.SMALL.jpg AgIC Speakers are so common in the world, but do you know that you can make primitive one very easily? Using conductive ink pen, your simple drawing can work as a speaker. Let's see it works!A coil drawn by a conductive ink works as a speaker, as the video shows. Draw your own speaker and play with it. ...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:03:52 PST
How to Make Toast without a Toaster! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Toast-without-a-Toaster/
How to Make Toast without a Toaster! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/0GNH/I6H7E1PN/FBY0GNHI6H7E1PN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/0GNH/I6H7E1PN/FBY0GNHI6H7E1PN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBY/0GNH/I6H7E1PN/FBY0GNHI6H7E1PN.SMALL.jpg aidangdolan Don't have a toaster? Don't worry because you never needed one in the first place! Basically anything hot will make toast for you! That's right! You guessed it!Toasters are unnecessary consumerist trash! Position a grill above a burner! The grill should be about 4 cm above the flame! Turn on th...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:37:57 PST
Homemade Electronic Drum Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Electronic-Drum-Kit/
Homemade Electronic Drum Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/VMRT/I6H7D56Z/FK7VMRTI6H7D56Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/VMRT/I6H7D56Z/FK7VMRTI6H7D56Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/VMRT/I6H7D56Z/FK7VMRTI6H7D56Z.SMALL.jpg Hyoobaloinz What is it? A full-sized homemade electronic drum kit. Why? I am excited by the endless sounds available through electronic sampling. I’ve already been using keyboard-based MIDI controllers & an electronic hand-drum (Roland Handsonic) for many years. I wanted to expand my palate to include full-size...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:33:05 PST
Playing with Your Food ala MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Playing-with-Your-Food-ala-MaKey-MaKey/
Playing with Your Food ala MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/HP76/I6H7C36E/FLFHP76I6H7C36E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/HP76/I6H7C36E/FLFHP76I6H7C36E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/HP76/I6H7C36E/FLFHP76I6H7C36E.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory Our January Instructables Build with MaKey MaKey started the way most MaKey MaKey builds probably start - hooking up fruits and veggies to make some sort of controller. It was a good way to get started with the kit, at the most basic, newbie friendly level, and while we've seen bananas used before...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:22:11 PST
DIY Beaglebone CAN Bus Cape http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Beaglebone-CAN-Bus-Cape/
DIY Beaglebone CAN Bus Cape - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/GYGV/I6H7I58H/FIRGYGVI6H7I58H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/GYGV/I6H7I58H/FIRGYGVI6H7I58H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/GYGV/I6H7I58H/FIRGYGVI6H7I58H.SMALL.jpg obrien28 This is an addendum to my other tutorial exploring the Tesla Model S CAN bus, for that tutorial I needed some way to connect and send messages over the CAN system, but didn't want to pay and arm and a leg for a fancy Serial "Cape". So I opted to make my own using some cheap, off the self IC's and so...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:55:22 PST
Paper Clip Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Clip-Motor/
Paper Clip Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/V4O6/I6DYZIBP/FOVV4O6I6DYZIBP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/V4O6/I6DYZIBP/FOVV4O6I6DYZIBP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOV/V4O6/I6DYZIBP/FOVV4O6I6DYZIBP.SMALL.jpg jgeepers Recently, one of my kids showed me a cool little motor design he found on the internet made with one AA battery, a small neodymium magnet and a little wire. It reminded me of a little motor I first built when I was a teenager. I remember making the motor from a step by step motor demonstration in ...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 08:28:39 PST
External battery pack for electronic safe. http://www.instructables.com/id/External-battery-pack-for-electronic-safe/
External battery pack for electronic safe. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/G1LI/I6EXFGHV/FDAG1LII6EXFGHV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/G1LI/I6EXFGHV/FDAG1LII6EXFGHV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/G1LI/I6EXFGHV/FDAG1LII6EXFGHV.SMALL.jpg Mjhobby What happens when the internal battery is dead and you lost your master key to open your electronic safe? Crap happens that's what! To negate such evil I install an external battery to allow rapid changeout when they are depleted. Drill hole and mount battery holder. I used my drill to make a h...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:40:10 PST
diy 5.8Ghz fpv http://www.instructables.com/id/diy-58Ghz-fpv/
diy 5.8Ghz fpv - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/GUBP/I6DYXHUA/FZYGUBPI6DYXHUA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/GUBP/I6DYXHUA/FZYGUBPI6DYXHUA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZY/GUBP/I6DYXHUA/FZYGUBPI6DYXHUA.SMALL.jpg jency001 this is an 5.8ghz wireless camera. it can go 2km far in the air what do you need? the first step I did was looking for the datasheet of the 5.8ghz tx module put tin on each pin soldering the parts first you put on the dipswitch you need to cut off one pin and the other 3 solder them on...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:29:52 PST