Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics http://www.instructables.com Tue, 3 Mar 2015 04:38:58 PST BLOX v1.01 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/
Old lamp revamp! [DIY LED desklamp] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/BLVF/I6QD0CSX/FYLBLVFI6QD0CSX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/BLVF/I6QD0CSX/FYLBLVFI6QD0CSX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/BLVF/I6QD0CSX/FYLBLVFI6QD0CSX.SMALL.jpg silentbogo To be honest, this was suppose to be the first step to an EE workshop setup 'ible, but it came out so cool - I had no patience to not publish it immediately. This said, there will be more instructables on acquiring/making electronic tools in the near future.What we have: an old desklamp made in USSR...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:04:14 PST
Asynchronous Digital Neuron http://www.instructables.com/id/Asynchronous-Digital-Neuron/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:23:09 PST
Easy Crank Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Crank-Generator/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:18:25 PST
Futuristic Green SmartSwitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Futuristic-Green-SmartSwitch/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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
The Easiest way to make your own pcb http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easiest-way-to-make-your-own-pcb/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08:09:11 PST
Using an android phone to control real world appliances. http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-an-android-phone-to-control-real-world-appli/
Using an android phone to control real world appliances. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7RT1/I6EXEZFS/F7R7RT1I6EXEZFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7RT1/I6EXEZFS/F7R7RT1I6EXEZFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/7RT1/I6EXEZFS/F7R7RT1I6EXEZFS.SMALL.jpg Mjhobby I always wanted to use my Galaxy s3 phone to open my gate or unlock my Front door. I just don't like the idea of carrying around extra remotes for such basic tasks. Along comes the sainsmart rj45 8 relay device. Using their free app anyone can control devices that can turn on and off. Please note th...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 07:42:54 PST
Nano Photovore BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Nano-Photovore-BEAM-robot/
Nano Photovore BEAM robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/Z18S/I6EXJPE1/FGDZ18SI6EXJPE1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/Z18S/I6EXJPE1/FGDZ18SI6EXJPE1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/Z18S/I6EXJPE1/FGDZ18SI6EXJPE1.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean I've been on a mission for years to shrink down the Solarbotics photovore circuit as small as I can. Finding a SMT 1381 voltage trigger equivalent has been the hardest part, but this week I finally found the magical TC54!I tested it in a solar engine, it worked perfect and finally finished my robot!...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:31:28 PST
Car Door Handle Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Door-Handle-Light/
Car Door Handle Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/QMMQ/I6EXGQYO/FS5QMMQI6EXGQYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/QMMQ/I6EXGQYO/FS5QMMQI6EXGQYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/QMMQ/I6EXGQYO/FS5QMMQI6EXGQYO.SMALL.jpg bojanmanev IF you like to light your door handle follow this instructables... btw sorry for my bad english Materials What you will need :- Led Strip-Wire-Scissors-Electric tape-Soldering iron-Solder Making Solder the wire to the led strip Install Unmount your door handle from the door stick the le...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:09:53 PST
DIY AA Batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Batteries/
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:59:48 PST
DIY tACS: Hardware for machine-human telepathy experiments http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-tACS-Hardware-for-machine-human-telepathy-expe/
DIY tACS: Hardware for machine-human telepathy experiments - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/QNUQ/I6C2MQRW/FNBQNUQI6C2MQRW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/QNUQ/I6C2MQRW/FNBQNUQI6C2MQRW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNB/QNUQ/I6C2MQRW/FNBQNUQI6C2MQRW.SMALL.jpg quicksilv3rflash These are instructions for building a computer-controlled tACS device. Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) is a form of neuronal stimulation that operates by running an alternating current through the human brain. This current can be any waveform from random noise (tRNS is the offici...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:46:38 PST
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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/G106/I6C2MDT6/FZOG106I6C2MDT6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZO/G106/I6C2MDT6/FZOG106I6C2MDT6.SQUARE.jpg http://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
SIMPLEST AUDIO AMPLIFIER http://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLEST-AUDIO-AMPLIFIER/
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:49:37 PST
SONY Move 4 PC THINGY! Virtual Reality Motion Controller $15 http://www.instructables.com/id/Sony-Move-4-PC-THINGY/
SONY Move 4 PC THINGY! Virtual Reality Motion Controller $15 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/TQO8/I6C2OMY1/F1KTQO8I6C2OMY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/TQO8/I6C2OMY1/F1KTQO8I6C2OMY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/TQO8/I6C2OMY1/F1KTQO8I6C2OMY1.SMALL.jpg Kharlor The Sony Move controllers were ahead of their time in a lot of ways. I used them on the Playstation 3 and it was okay. Anyway now you can use these on your PC with different software that is available. The problem is it hasn't advanced much since around 2011 due to lack of interest and a way to use...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:25:59 PST
Photo sensing iron man face http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-sensing-iron-man-face/
Photo sensing iron man face - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/7MOU/I6B1S33H/FDR7MOUI6B1S33H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/7MOU/I6B1S33H/FDR7MOUI6B1S33H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/7MOU/I6B1S33H/FDR7MOUI6B1S33H.SMALL.jpg kushal kumar Makers : Harish and Kushal Location :Banjarapalya E4D Maker spaceWe made this project at Banjarapalya E4D Makerspace, For the Instructables Build Night On Circuit Scribe. We enjoy this build night so much and it's really cool.Materials:1. Conductive pen2. A4 sheets 3.Photo sensor4. NP N Transistor5....
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:26:27 PST