Instructables: exploring - technology - gadgets - electronics http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:53:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 Don't Cut That SDR Antenna Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Dont-Cut-That-SDR-Antenna-Cable/
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Sat, 14 Jun 2014 19:26:29 PDT
Portable Workspace http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Workspace/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:15:47 PDT
Modify a Toy Spy Camera For Other Applications http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-a-Toy-Spy-Camera-For-Other-Applications/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:54:54 PDT
Sculpture Robot (Part 5 of 9): Making a Robotic Arm with Chainsaw & Sawzall Axe http://www.instructables.com/id/Sculpture-Robot-Part-5-of-9-Making-a-Robotic-Arm-w/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/IZLX/HQJDT14L/FVEIZLXHQJDT14L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/IZLX/HQJDT14L/FVEIZLXHQJDT14L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVE/IZLX/HQJDT14L/FVEIZLXHQJDT14L.SMALL.jpg morganrauscher I have been building sculpture for over ten years and I have watched the evolution of machining technology go from CNC milling to 3D desktop object printing. These ‘making machines’ have formed a physical gap between my hands and the materials I sculpt, and I see this as a problem. As a contemporar...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:54:12 PST
DIY "Anything" Staples Easy Button (voice recording) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Staples-Easy-Button-Say-Whatever-You-Want-f/
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:05:46 PST
raspberry pi arcade project http://www.instructables.com/id/raspberry-pi-arcade-project/
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:21:19 PST
Electronic Magnifier for Visually Impaired Mother or For Your Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Magnifier-for-Visually-Impaired-Mother/
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 09:46:23 PDT
Iron Man Mark 7 Portable Hand-mounted Auto-attatched Repulsor/Coilgun/Tazer http://www.instructables.com/id/Iron-Man-Mark-7-Portable-Hand-mounted-Auto-attatch/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/7FWN/HF23QBJA/FOA7FWNHF23QBJA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/7FWN/HF23QBJA/FOA7FWNHF23QBJA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOA/7FWN/HF23QBJA/FOA7FWNHF23QBJA.SMALL.jpg 159753 Hello everyone in this  instructable i'll show you the process of hoe to make a repulsor out of a camera flash , some pulse switches , magnet wire and a couple of more things. While i was trying to do this i made 3 repulsor , one made of plastic ( doesn't turned out really well) , one mde of foam an...
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 19:48:40 PDT
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Screwdriver-TV-B-Gone-Conversion/
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:36:41 PDT
Make a Variable Resistor with 1 Million Settings http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Variable-Resister-with-1-Million-Settings/
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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 08:05:53 PST
LED Keyboard Base Project Short Introduction http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Keyboard-Base-Project-Short-Introduction/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/C2QJ/H9G19JMM/FNDC2QJH9G19JMM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/C2QJ/H9G19JMM/FNDC2QJH9G19JMM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/C2QJ/H9G19JMM/FNDC2QJH9G19JMM.SMALL.jpg Samimy LED - USB Keyboard Base For Fast Typing & Easy Controlling 3 Changes later on after working with the base, here is the video of it: change-1. adding a switch. change-2. leveling the front view of the base and cutting extra 1cm height of the plastic board. change3. adding a 90 degrees plastic hinge...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:44:31 PST
FM Radio Velleman Mini Kit 118RS Modified http://www.instructables.com/id/FM-Radio-Velleman-Mini-Kit-118RS-Modified/
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 00:57:13 PDT
Ace Monster Toys http://www.instructables.com/id/Ace-Monster-Toys/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/NBEX/H6MEVPNF/FFENBEXH6MEVPNF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/NBEX/H6MEVPNF/FFENBEXH6MEVPNF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFE/NBEX/H6MEVPNF/FFENBEXH6MEVPNF.SMALL.jpg crafty.avenger Ace Monster Toys is a Hackerspace in the East San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to education, hacking, and maker culture. We are membership based group with regular free open-to-the-public classes and events. We are open to anyone and non-members are welcome. null null null null null null ...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 07:59:33 PDT
Open GPS Tracker(Photo Instructable) http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-GPS-TrackerPhoto-Instructable/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/QE6Q/H5IRUOBF/F5ZQE6QH5IRUOBF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/QE6Q/H5IRUOBF/F5ZQE6QH5IRUOBF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Z/QE6Q/H5IRUOBF/F5ZQE6QH5IRUOBF.SMALL.jpg fahadshihab The tracker is easy to build on a perfboard. I used a basic one-pad-per-hole perfboard and 26-gauge wire, but 30-gauge would probably be better. All the electronic parts are available from Mouser Electronics. Radio Shack sells the perfboard and the 2.5mm plug for the phone. You could also buy these ...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 05:15:34 PDT
Pocket fan (for hot summer days) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-fan-for-hot-summer-days/
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Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:22:54 PDT
Connector Magic http://www.instructables.com/id/Connector-Magic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/YL9I/GZ0MME5N/FR1YL9IGZ0MME5N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/YL9I/GZ0MME5N/FR1YL9IGZ0MME5N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/YL9I/GZ0MME5N/FR1YL9IGZ0MME5N.SMALL.jpg Geek07Boy I have always been a geek. I tear everything apart to see what I can make of it. I just got into small robots with the letsmakerobots.com starter pack and some BasicStamps and Arduinos. The Lets make robots kit is so complete you just stick it together with double stick foam tape and it starts runni...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:44:35 PST
How to fix sound in electronics that fell in water http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-electronics-that-fell-in-water/
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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 07:58:49 PST
DIY headphone adapter (with MIC and REMOTE) for smartphones http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-headphone-adapter-with-MIC-and-REMOTE-for-sm/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/PYHD/GXUZENUY/FPWPYHDGXUZENUY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/PYHD/GXUZENUY/FPWPYHDGXUZENUY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/PYHD/GXUZENUY/FPWPYHDGXUZENUY.SMALL.jpg depotbassam This video shows the explanation of a DIY project: An adaptor that connects to the audio input of any smartphone. This adaptor has a microphone and a button, allowing the user to connect any headphones (your personal, expensive fancy ones) and at the same time have the feature of pausing/playing th...
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Fri, 27 Jan 2012 06:26:42 PST
Xbox Hackintosh casemod http://www.instructables.com/id/Xbox-Hackintosh/
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Tue, 8 Nov 2011 09:50:51 PST
Make a Flower LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Flower-LED/
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Sun, 19 Jun 2011 06:10:17 PDT
Make a Sound Tube (message in a bottle) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Sound-Tube-message-in-a-bottle/
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:48:19 PDT
usb speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/usb-speaker-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/TPSH/GIKL41IJ/FKITPSHGIKL41IJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/TPSH/GIKL41IJ/FKITPSHGIKL41IJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/TPSH/GIKL41IJ/FKITPSHGIKL41IJ.SMALL.jpg boyrock375 this is a very simple instructable on converting a cd bay speaker to usb powered speaker
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Fri, 7 Jan 2011 03:50:44 PST
Versatile voltage regulator with LM317 http://www.instructables.com/id/Versatile-voltage-regulator-with-LM317/
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 18:53:22 PST
Simplistic Lego iPhone 4 Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplistic-Lego-iPhone-4-Stand/
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 17:14:59 PDT
Long range spybug. http://www.instructables.com/id/Long-range-spybug/
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Sat, 5 Jun 2010 18:17:49 PDT
Electronic Accessory Charging Dock http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Accessory-Charging-Dock/
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