Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics http://www.instructables.com Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:40:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 MaKey MaKey Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-Piano-1/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:23:56 PDT
How to Protect any 18650 Cell http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Protect-any-18650-Cell/
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:58:28 PDT
Circuit Building Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Building-Basics/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/N6UL/I7Q0TQEX/FOAN6ULI7Q0TQEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/N6UL/I7Q0TQEX/FOAN6ULI7Q0TQEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/N6UL/I7Q0TQEX/FOAN6ULI7Q0TQEX.SMALL.jpg PGiustino Breadboard Basics for Absolute Beginners Use a real Bread-Board for prototyping your circuit Circuit Building 101 Build a Simple Circuit from a Pizza Box (No Soldering) Make Conductive Glue and Glue a Circuit Simple Blinking LED Circuit
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Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:36:36 PDT
Home Energy Conservation and Automation with Z-Wave and Android http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Energy-Conservation-and-Automation-with-Z-Wav/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:54:30 PDT
RC Filters http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Filters/
RC Filters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/XOTP/I7MXF7NM/F97XOTPI7MXF7NM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/XOTP/I7MXF7NM/F97XOTPI7MXF7NM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/XOTP/I7MXF7NM/F97XOTPI7MXF7NM.SMALL.jpg CStatton0383 In this instructable I will show you how to make simple RC high-pass and low-pass filters.Why? They filter out certain frequencies, which may be useful when building upon the circuit to make it more complex. You may want a specific range of frequencies from your original signal. For example, high-pa...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:37:07 PDT
Two circuits of switched mode power supply based on the 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-circuits-of-switched-mode-power-supply-based-o/
Two circuits of switched mode power supply based on the 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/Q0NW/I7N663HC/FDNQ0NWI7N663HC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/Q0NW/I7N663HC/FDNQ0NWI7N663HC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/Q0NW/I7N663HC/FDNQ0NWI7N663HC.SMALL.jpg Milen Today the switched mode power supplies (SMPS) are widely used in the electronic devices. Compared with the linear ones, they have the advantages to be more efficient, to occupy smaller place and to be cheaper. The only their disadvantage is that they are noisy and in some cases require nice fil...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:19:20 PDT
How to Repair the USB port on an Amazon Kindle Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Repair-the-USB-port-on-an-Amazon-Kindle-Fir/
How to Repair the USB port on an Amazon Kindle Fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/C8HB/I7MXEM5W/F88C8HBI7MXEM5W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/C8HB/I7MXEM5W/F88C8HBI7MXEM5W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/C8HB/I7MXEM5W/F88C8HBI7MXEM5W.SMALL.jpg loogie59 The Kindle Fire is a great way to engross yourself in a good book or enjoy a nice game of candy crush without the need of a big book or a heavy computer. However, with all electronic devices, they can break down. In the case of the Kindle Fire, the USB port used for charging can become dislodged or ...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:49:19 PDT
Aluminum Foil Plate Capacitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-Foil-Plate-Capacitor/
Aluminum Foil Plate Capacitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/TRS9/I7N63O24/FM2TRS9I7N63O24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/TRS9/I7N63O24/FM2TRS9I7N63O24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/TRS9/I7N63O24/FM2TRS9I7N63O24.SMALL.jpg jwmiller This instruction set will teach you how to construct a simple, cheap capacitor quickly and safely. Capacitors have many uses for hobbyists such as in Tesla coils, coil guns, radio transmitters, and filters, but essentially they are just used to store charge. Make sure to read the steps and comments...
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:06:09 PDT
Mac Terminal Codes http://www.instructables.com/id/Mac-Terminal-Codes/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:26:56 PDT
A 200 watt Electronic DC Load http://www.instructables.com/id/A-200-watt-Electronic-DC-Load/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:17:17 PDT
Bubble Bobble Bartop Arcade Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Bobble-Bartop-Arcade-Machine/
Bubble Bobble Bartop Arcade Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/EKZV/I7GRZI82/FFUEKZVI7GRZI82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/EKZV/I7GRZI82/FFUEKZVI7GRZI82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFU/EKZV/I7GRZI82/FFUEKZVI7GRZI82.SMALL.jpg christopher.sadler.73 So about 14 years ago after finishing University and having been obsessed with playing MAME emulated games I discovered the magic of a SuperGun and the fact I could own actual Arcade boards. This resulted in me finding a guide on the internet and building my own Supergun. It wasn't perfect but I ...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:14:56 PDT
Controlling a Kwikset Smartcode Lock with an Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-a-Kwikset-Smartcode-Lock-with-an-Intel/
Controlling a Kwikset Smartcode Lock with an Intel Edison - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/QM8F/I7MX539I/FR1QM8FI7MX539I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/QM8F/I7MX539I/FR1QM8FI7MX539I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/QM8F/I7MX539I/FR1QM8FI7MX539I.SMALL.jpg randomwire In this Instructable we'll show you how to control a Kwikset ZigBee lock with Intel Edison.Note: The original work for this Instructable was done during the Intel IoT Roadshow Hackaton on 3/14/15.For our setup we used this lock from Kwikset that normally communicates with a home automation hub using...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:35:12 PDT
Turn 12$ transistor tester into 200$~600$ Smart tweezers LCR meter for SMD component (and even more) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-12-transistor-tester-into-200600-Smart-tweeze/
Turn 12$ transistor tester into 200$~600$ Smart tweezers LCR meter for SMD component (and even more) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/D1ML/I7MX43TL/FVBD1MLI7MX43TL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/D1ML/I7MX43TL/FVBD1MLI7MX43TL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/D1ML/I7MX43TL/FVBD1MLI7MX43TL.SMALL.jpg chelseabun A month ago, I was looking for a good LCR meter because I have lots of inductor but there is no way to measure them using multimeter. I was search for many LCR meter and they are really expensive. I also have some SMD components like capacitor, LED, diode, transistor, resistor,... laying out ready t...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 10:16:38 PDT
Arduino multiple timer. Day based and alarm based http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-multiple-timer-Day-based-and-alarm-based/
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:57:28 PDT
DIY toolbox solar : radio + charger + light for emergency! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-toolbox-solar-radio-charger-light-for-emergenc/
DIY toolbox solar : radio + charger + light for emergency! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/FAN7/I7KB9HV4/FU6FAN7I7KB9HV4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/FAN7/I7KB9HV4/FU6FAN7I7KB9HV4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/FAN7/I7KB9HV4/FU6FAN7I7KB9HV4.SMALL.jpg chaparro78 An old toolbox? an old pc speaker? an unused 12 volts battery?You can make a radio (with usb + sd card reader) + usb charger + emergency light (or diary use? why not?) + energy bank.Sorry for my english, I try but, is difficult.Its my Dakar Rally radio What do you need -An old toolbox o plastic b...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:32:11 PDT
Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuits-1-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/DECG/I7L6QO3J/FWADECGI7L6QO3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/DECG/I7L6QO3J/FWADECGI7L6QO3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/DECG/I7L6QO3J/FWADECGI7L6QO3J.SMALL.jpg PGiustino Collection of instructables I find that will help my physics students understand and create their own circuits. Breadboard Basics for Absolute Beginners Circuit Building 101 Use a real Bread-Board for prototyping your circuit Simple Blinking LED Circuit Make Conductive Glue and Glu...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:16:20 PDT
High Voltage Generator-Electrofishing http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Voltage-Generator-Electrofishing/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 13:05:15 PDT
High voltage Capacitor charger http://www.instructables.com/id/High-voltage-Capacitor-charger/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 09:21:26 PDT
MAKEYMAKEY+Lego's+DOOM= Countless_Productivity_Hours_Lost | GEEKY ADULT FUN, MAKERBAR HACKERSPACE http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKEYMAKEYLegosDOOM-CountlessProductivityHoursLost/
MAKEYMAKEY+Lego's+DOOM= Countless_Productivity_Hours_Lost | GEEKY ADULT FUN, MAKERBAR HACKERSPACE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/LBVR/I7IVLYMJ/FNZLBVRI7IVLYMJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/LBVR/I7IVLYMJ/FNZLBVRI7IVLYMJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/LBVR/I7IVLYMJ/FNZLBVRI7IVLYMJ.SMALL.jpg ElectricLegend Hello all, You read that title right, I'm going to walk you through how to setup a MakeyMakey, and using some Lego's to build a controller that we'll wire up to play the first person shooter classic video game DOOM. Roll up your sleeves, gather your Lego's, MakeyMakey, laptop and let's get started....
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 06:31:14 PDT
USB charger modify output voltage http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-charger-modify-output-voltage/
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 11:14:20 PDT
overheat-proof phone case http://www.instructables.com/id/overheat-proof-phone-case/
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:41:27 PDT
[Beginner guide] Configuration of a usb lan on intel edison for ssh connection http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginner-guide-Configuration-of-a-usb-lan-on-intel/
[Beginner guide] Configuration of a usb lan on intel edison for ssh connection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/5CJT/I7HG73BD/FQB5CJTI7HG73BD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/5CJT/I7HG73BD/FQB5CJTI7HG73BD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/5CJT/I7HG73BD/FQB5CJTI7HG73BD.SMALL.jpg ruben.clerici This few steps will help you to connect you Intel Edison without using a wifi connection by the usb interface. This is particularly useful for example to copy data from/to the Intel Edison using scp(secure copy) command Connect your Edison the first step is to plug your Edison to your computer vi...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:49:06 PDT
Other Projects - Guitar Amps Bake Potatoes Etc... http://www.instructables.com/id/Other-Projects-Guitar-Amps-Bake-Potatoes-Etc/
Other Projects - Guitar Amps Bake Potatoes Etc... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/U6L3/I7HG6JSU/FSQU6L3I7HG6JSU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/U6L3/I7HG6JSU/FSQU6L3I7HG6JSU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/U6L3/I7HG6JSU/FSQU6L3I7HG6JSU.SMALL.jpg ️Roy Glen Gilliam Hello kitty Guitar & amp http://m.instructables.com/id/Hello-Kitty-Guitar-Amp/ Guitar Amplifier - Custom Tin Amp Cheech and Chong http://m.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Amplifier-Custom-Tin-Amp-Cheech-and-Chong/ 20 to 30 minute Perfect Baked Potatoes - Sweet Potatoes http://m.instructables....
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:24:45 PDT
automatic night lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/automatic-night-lamp-1/
automatic night lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/MI27/I7KB2EYO/FLPMI27I7KB2EYO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/MI27/I7KB2EYO/FLPMI27I7KB2EYO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/MI27/I7KB2EYO/FLPMI27I7KB2EYO.SMALL.jpg p mishra hey there! what i made today was an automated lamp.this particular circuit activates an led bulb automatically when light. when the path of light to the ldr is blocked. materials you need- Electronic components you need-transistor 2n3904 resistor 10k ohmldr (light dependant resistor ) white led l...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:43:02 PDT
Trousers that charge your phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Trousers-that-charge-your-phone/
Trousers that charge your phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/VSKC/I7HG6BMI/F69VSKCI7HG6BMI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/VSKC/I7HG6BMI/F69VSKCI7HG6BMI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/VSKC/I7HG6BMI/F69VSKCI7HG6BMI.SMALL.jpg kousheekc So we take close to 1000 steps per day without counting my physical activities that i usually have and if you are a regular cyclists like me that too counts. So what if we could somehow harness that electricity to charge stuff. SO this is an instructable where i tried to do something of this sort. T...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:21:04 PDT
Esp 8266 firmware update http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-Esp-8266-firmware-update/
Esp 8266 firmware update - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/2L71/I7IVLTIC/F4X2L71I7IVLTIC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/2L71/I7IVLTIC/F4X2L71I7IVLTIC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/2L71/I7IVLTIC/F4X2L71I7IVLTIC.SMALL.jpg RaviP6 The ESP8266 module is a cheap Wireless module.It has SOC(system on chip) that can handle TCP protocols.By default, these modules come with an AT command processor and can act as a serial to WiFi bridge. There is lots of info on the web about this module.I got 3 of the ESP8266 for my home automation ...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:13:43 PDT
Toolless rechargeable Lionel 6B CDV-700 http://www.instructables.com/id/Toolless-rechargeable-Lionel-6B-CDV-700/
Toolless rechargeable Lionel 6B CDV-700 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D52H/I7GS2RMH/FFHD52HI7GS2RMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D52H/I7GS2RMH/FFHD52HI7GS2RMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFH/D52H/I7GS2RMH/FFHD52HI7GS2RMH.SMALL.jpg DavidN71 This battery hack is for the Lionel 6B only. Other models are wired differently and require a different rechargeable wiring setup. The toolless hack I wanted something simple and off the shelf to keep a Lionel 6B charged without having to carry around a separate charger. Radio Shack sells 4.5v an...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:17:59 PDT
SLAYER EXCITERS & TESLA COILS everything you need to know to get started! http://www.instructables.com/id/SLAYER-EXCITERS-TESLA-COILS-everything-you-need-to/
SLAYER EXCITERS & TESLA COILS everything you need to know to get started! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/AG4V/I7GRZAL2/FOAAG4VI7GRZAL2.SMALL.jpg suchb Hello Instructables!I began writing an explination on tesla coils and slayer circuits and how they operate in a comment on YouTube, and somehow it turned into several hundred lines of deep explanation of the theory behind tesla coils and slayer circuits.I decided I spent way to much effort writing t...
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:18:32 PDT
ATX Bench Power Supply Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/ATX-Bench-Power-Supply-Enclosure/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:53:11 PDT
Installing Nest without damaging your walls http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-Nest-without-damaging-your-walls/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:49:38 PDT
eTextile wristband http://www.instructables.com/id/eTextile-wristband/
eTextile wristband - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/ATB6/I7D61D0E/FTSATB6I7D61D0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/ATB6/I7D61D0E/FTSATB6I7D61D0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/ATB6/I7D61D0E/FTSATB6I7D61D0E.SMALL.jpg sdsdavies You will need:Base fabricTop fabricConductive fabric ('bondaweb' already attached) Conductive threadA sewable battery holderAn LED (use pliers to create sewable loops) STEP 1: Adding the fastening Preparing the velcro (no image).Cut the 'hook' side of 2cm wide conductive velcro into 2 (1cm) wide...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:38:53 PDT
Breadboard Battleship http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Battleship/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:09:11 PDT
Ultraviolet Exposure Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultraviolet-Exposure-Box/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:37:43 PDT
Portable Solar Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-Generator-1/
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By: AidanF

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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:10:51 PDT
how to make police light circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-police-light-circuit/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:43:06 PDT
Nexys 4 DDR LED strip Audio Spectrum http://www.instructables.com/id/Nexys-4-DDR-LED-strip-Audio-Spectrum/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:14:26 PDT
RGB Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Controller/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:26:51 PDT
solar joule thief http://www.instructables.com/id/solar-joule-thief/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 05:09:35 PDT
DIY Long battery life bicycle indicators http://www.instructables.com/id/Long-battery-life-bicycle-indicators/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 01:34:04 PDT
Asset Recovery IV: A Terminal Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Asset-Recovery-IV-A-Terminal-Case/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 16:12:15 PDT
'Arduino' Decision 'Box' BE (Attiny85) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Decision-Box-BE-Attiny85/
'Arduino' Decision 'Box' BE (Attiny85) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/1AQD/I7CCBE55/FE11AQDI7CCBE55.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/1AQD/I7CCBE55/FE11AQDI7CCBE55.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/1AQD/I7CCBE55/FE11AQDI7CCBE55.SMALL.jpg nqtronix Pleace notice: This project neither contains a box nor any Arduino* code. I stuck with this name because this project is a modifictaion of Victor8o5's "Arduino decision box 2.0 (Attiny85)" posted three days ago. I liked the way it looks and works, but I also knew there's still room for improvements ...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:06:56 PDT
p.ARTiculate http://www.instructables.com/id/pARTiculate/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:34:08 PDT
What A DC Motor Is, The Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/What-A-DC-Motor-Is-The-Basics/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 17:46:39 PDT
LED Lamp With Sleep Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lamp-With-Sleep-Timer/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:06:20 PDT
Hack your Nest thermostat to run a gas stove or fireplace http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-Nest-thermostat-to-run-a-gas-stove-or-fi/
Hack your Nest thermostat to run a gas stove or fireplace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/7SI8/I7AB33I0/FPN7SI8I7AB33I0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/7SI8/I7AB33I0/FPN7SI8I7AB33I0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/7SI8/I7AB33I0/FPN7SI8I7AB33I0.SMALL.jpg twoLsRbetterthan1 If you, like me, heat your home exclusively with a gas fireplace or a free-standing gas stove, and you would like to control your system using a Nest thermostat, then this is the Instructable for you!The only reason that the nest thermostat wont work on these types of systems is that they do not run...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 18:52:39 PDT
NoisyNeighborhood http://www.instructables.com/id/SoundCount/
NoisyNeighborhood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/BDVA/I7D62A25/F0YBDVAI7D62A25.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/BDVA/I7D62A25/F0YBDVAI7D62A25.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/BDVA/I7D62A25/F0YBDVAI7D62A25.SMALL.jpg Wbsimms SoundCount allows users to analyze noise pollution by location and time of day.This hardward device captures and analyzes noise pollution with WiFi and GPS enabled devices. This project uses Intel Edison board, an Lcd Display, GPS, and noise sensor.Collected data is sent to Intel IoT Analytics to vi...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 10:38:56 PDT
CDV-700 battery hack http://www.instructables.com/id/CDV-700-battery-hack/
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 08:50:56 PDT
Music party player. DiscoVeryMusic for friends! http://www.instructables.com/id/DiscoVeryMusic/
Music party player. DiscoVeryMusic for friends! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/NUO8/I78VSKUL/F80NUO8I78VSKUL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/NUO8/I78VSKUL/F80NUO8I78VSKUL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F80/NUO8/I78VSKUL/F80NUO8I78VSKUL.SMALL.jpg david.chieregato Have you ever thought about a smart music player which can tourn on the music when you get home, or that plays the music according to the playlists of the people in that room? Now you can!In this tutorial we will guide you throught a simple way to turn your friends phones (which support windows 8.1)...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 05:18:17 PDT
jumper cable for breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/jumper-cable-for-breadboard/
jumper cable for breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/U9Q0/I78VNRDD/F33U9Q0I78VNRDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/U9Q0/I78VNRDD/F33U9Q0I78VNRDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/U9Q0/I78VNRDD/F33U9Q0I78VNRDD.SMALL.jpg adisincomunity kabel jumper ini cocok buat anda yang sering menggunakan bread board/papan percobaan elektronik.anda dapat membuat sendiri dirumah dengan biaya yang murah. bahan-bahan kabel jumper bahan-bahan :1) gunting2) kabel bakar3) kabel kawat yang kecil4) kabel serabut yang kecil5) korek gas tentukan p...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:33:18 PDT
3D Printed Screw Post Terminal http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Screw-Post-Terminal/
3D Printed Screw Post Terminal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/XDY1/I78VL9GJ/FONXDY1I78VL9GJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/XDY1/I78VL9GJ/FONXDY1I78VL9GJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/XDY1/I78VL9GJ/FONXDY1I78VL9GJ.SMALL.jpg joshmt2012 I needed screw terminal posts for my bench top power supply and no place where i lived had them in stock and i didn't want to wait to get ones ordered online. So I came up with the idea of 3D printing them. I looked online and couldn't find any so I set out to design my own.What You Need 3D printer...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:39:59 PDT