Instructables: exploring - technology - microcontrollers - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 3 Aug 2015 18:57:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 Convert an ATX PSU Into a Bench PSU that Measures Current http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-an-ATX-PSU-Into-a-Bench-PSU-that-Measures-/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:08:46 PDT
How to get started with Eclipse and AVR http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-started-with-Eclipse-and-AVR/
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Wed, 1 Sep 2010 18:09:11 PDT
Using the Intel Edison on a Cold Gas Reaction Control System for a Sounding Rocket http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-Intel-Edison-on-a-Cold-Gas-Reaction-Cont/
Using the Intel Edison on a Cold Gas Reaction Control System for a Sounding Rocket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/JYEL/IAXRUAKE/F53JYELIAXRUAKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/JYEL/IAXRUAKE/F53JYELIAXRUAKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/JYEL/IAXRUAKE/F53JYELIAXRUAKE.SMALL.jpg BrentleyW What's the purpose of making a reaction control system?Conventional attitude control systems for amateur rockets used attached fins, which offer passive stability control. To perform active stabilization and maneuvers, servo-motor controlled fins are used in lower atmosphere.Due to low air density ...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 11:18:57 PDT
Pa-Drink-O: The Pachinko Bar Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Pa-Drink-O-The-Pachinko-Bar-Bot/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:19:11 PDT
Build Your Own Spa or Pool Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Spa-or-Pool-Monitor/
Build Your Own Spa or Pool Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/UN41/H7431WMV/FPGUN41H7431WMV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/UN41/H7431WMV/FPGUN41H7431WMV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/UN41/H7431WMV/FPGUN41H7431WMV.SMALL.jpg bhuebner Anyone who has owned a hot tub knows that without keeping a close eye on the water with test strips and water test kits, a hot tub can quickly become green, cloudy, and unusable.  A pool can often be just as hard to manage.  Monitoring the water chemistry 24/7 and alerting you when chemicals need to...
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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 06:08:28 PDT
WIFI Battery Monitor System - ESP8266 http://www.instructables.com/id/WIFI-Battery-Monitor-System-ESP8266/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 01:35:07 PDT
Copper Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Workbench/
Copper Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/EG0P/I3THIAKV/FRFEG0PI3THIAKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/EG0P/I3THIAKV/FRFEG0PI3THIAKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/EG0P/I3THIAKV/FRFEG0PI3THIAKV.SMALL.jpg arduinoversusevil Protect your static sensitive electronics from getting fried!Watch the build vid and read along! Copper as conductive work surface for electronics workbench Electronics benches in years past had conductive work surfaces, but these have mostly been replaced by synthetic rubberized ESD mats. These ...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:37:41 PST
Propeller Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Propeller-Display-1/
Propeller Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/XDB4/I9RL45I8/FK5XDB4I9RL45I8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/XDB4/I9RL45I8/FK5XDB4I9RL45I8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/XDB4/I9RL45I8/FK5XDB4I9RL45I8.SMALL.jpg ssrivastava11 This project is a special kind of circular LED display. With the help some mechanical assembly, LED count, hardware requirement, and hence overall cost is cut to very affordable price. Also, maintenance and repairing of the display is so easy, that anyone having a little electronics knowledge, can t...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 23:05:36 PDT
Electronic TattleTale / Fridge Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-TattleTale-Fridge-Monitor/
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Wed, 13 May 2015 17:44:59 PDT
How to break windows password ? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-break-windows-password-/
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Sat, 19 Jun 2010 03:29:22 PDT
Home Automation/Security Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-AutomationSecurity-Prototype/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:16:09 PDT
Automatic Garage Door Open/Closed Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Garage-Door-OpenClosed-Checker/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:23:35 PDT
ESP8266 MPSM v.2 DevBoard - MAINS WIFI Web Power Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-MPSM-v2-DevBoard-MAINS-WIFI-Web-Power-Swit/
ESP8266 MPSM v.2 DevBoard - MAINS WIFI Web Power Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/473P/I8J9XZOZ/FHL473PI8J9XZOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/473P/I8J9XZOZ/FHL473PI8J9XZOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/473P/I8J9XZOZ/FHL473PI8J9XZOZ.SMALL.jpg TrackerJ WARNING!! You will play with LIVE MAINS!! Deadly zone!! If you don't have any experience and are not qualified for working with MAINS power I will not ecourage you to play arround!Do NOT use it without proper Knowledge about MAINS circuits ! Do NOT use it without a proper FUSE on MAINS line!This i...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:29:11 PDT
DIY Quadcopter Drone http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Quadcopter-Drone/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:46:20 PDT
How to Design a Microcontroller Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Design-a-Microcontroller-Enclosure/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:32:29 PDT
ESP8266 - Li-Ion Battery rechargeable battery power solution http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Li-Ion-Battery-rechargeable-battery-power-/
ESP8266 - Li-Ion Battery rechargeable battery power solution - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/0EGU/I8BGIU35/FOL0EGUI8BGIU35.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/0EGU/I8BGIU35/FOL0EGUI8BGIU35.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/0EGU/I8BGIU35/FOL0EGUI8BGIU35.SMALL.jpg TrackerJ I was asked many times for a flexible, compact and easy to recharge battery pack solution for the ESP8266 Modules. After many test with different battery configurations and charging circuits, from simple AA batteries to CR2032 stacks I think I found the best one from all the desired points o...
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:00:16 PDT
Build your own z80 microcomputer http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-z80-microcomputer/
Build your own z80 microcomputer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/AB6N/I88LKFU2/FP4AB6NI88LKFU2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/AB6N/I88LKFU2/FP4AB6NI88LKFU2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/AB6N/I88LKFU2/FP4AB6NI88LKFU2.SMALL.jpg mkpeker First Efex computer designed in 1998 by myself and dedicated to my son Efe, initial version was 4Mhz, 4 kb memory and simple out of standard serial comunication protocols.This winter I decided to re-design and improve this Project and let other hobbiests can build their own z-80 computers.Current ve...
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 11:31:23 PDT
32x32 RGB LED Plasma w/ STM32F4. http://www.instructables.com/id/32x32-RGB-LED-Plasma-w-STM32F4/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:15:05 PDT
DIY Atmel microcontroller development board http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Atmel-microcontroller-devlopement-board/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:15:20 PDT
Computer Controlled Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Controlled-Star/
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:07:35 PST
DIY Automatic Shower Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Automatic-Shower-Timer/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 22:44:06 PST
Computer Controlled Traffic Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Controlled-Traffic-Light/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:59:44 PST
Home automation 101: fixing a fridge freezer with a PLC http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-automation-101-fixing-a-fridge-freezer-with-a/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:22:37 PST
R/C Controlled Switch for Drones http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Controlled-Switch-for-Drones/
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 01:27:40 PST
DIY LED heart http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-heart/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 09:17:33 PST
Bag movement alarm for theft prevention http://www.instructables.com/id/Bag-movement-alarm-for-theft-prevention/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 09:35:06 PST
Internet Controlled Mains Switcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Controlled-Mains-Switcher/
Internet Controlled Mains Switcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/8C52/I3XU344L/FJX8C52I3XU344L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/8C52/I3XU344L/FJX8C52I3XU344L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/8C52/I3XU344L/FJX8C52I3XU344L.SMALL.jpg alistair_uk This is a very low cost and basic from of home automation allowing you to turn on and off lights and other devices using your computer or mobile phone.It has been built and tested use using UK power plugs, but the same protocol is used on many budget remote power switchers from around the world. W...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:50:28 PST
Spark Core activates a Remote Car Starter over WiFi http://www.instructables.com/id/Sparkio-Remote-Car-Starter-WiFi-Activation-in-20-m/
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Sat, 3 Jan 2015 18:08:54 PST
T.E.E.T.H. - Adding IOT to Your Home with Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/TEETH-Adding-IOT-to-Your-Home-with-Intel-Edison/
T.E.E.T.H. - Adding IOT to Your Home with Intel Edison - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/GNMO/I4ID73R2/FRUGNMOI4ID73R2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/GNMO/I4ID73R2/FRUGNMOI4ID73R2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/GNMO/I4ID73R2/FRUGNMOI4ID73R2.SMALL.jpg ncarver TEETH stands for Timer Encouraging Everyone To Health. It uses the Intel Edison board's small form factor to upgrade your toothbrush holder to an IOT Home Appliance. This smart upgrade is great for health-conscious folks, those under dental supervision, or anyone who wants to improve their habits. A...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 19:54:39 PST
An "Antique Radio" Christmas Present http://www.instructables.com/id/An-antique-radio-Christmas-Present/
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:22:59 PST
Weasley Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Weasley-Clock/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 19:23:58 PST
Bike Buddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Buddy/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 09:49:48 PST
A Comprehensive Intel Edison Getting Started Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Comprehensive-Intel-Edison-Getting-Started-Guide/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 10:58:43 PST
FPGA Tic Tac Toe http://www.instructables.com/id/FPGA-Tic-Tac-Toe/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:29:18 PST
Rechargeable Bluetooth Pan and Tilt Laser Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargeable-Bluetooth-Pan-and-Tilt-Laser-Controll/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 00:12:38 PST
Spark Core and Android Garage Opener. Minus the Spark Cloud. http://www.instructables.com/id/Spark-Core-and-Android-Garage-Opener-Minus-the-Spa/
Spark Core and Android Garage Opener. Minus the Spark Cloud. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/RJGP/I3BH9H8Z/FIFRJGPI3BH9H8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/RJGP/I3BH9H8Z/FIFRJGPI3BH9H8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIF/RJGP/I3BH9H8Z/FIFRJGPI3BH9H8Z.SMALL.jpg vace117 This Instructable describes a process for making a custom garage opener that you can operate from your Android phone. The end product is capable of operating the garage door and reporting door status back to the Android phone.Normally users can program the Core through a simple web based interface. ...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 04:06:31 PST
Watagage 2000 http://www.instructables.com/id/Watagage-2000/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:57:59 PST
VortoLight - Internet of Things lamp with spark.io http://www.instructables.com/id/VortoLight-Internet-of-Things-lamp-with-sparkio/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:29 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Microcontroller Register Manipulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Microcontroller-Register-Manipulation/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:28:43 PST
SparkTwister: A Wearable Game Using the Spark.io Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/SparkTwister-A-Wearable-Game-Using-the-Sparkio-Spa/
SparkTwister: A Wearable Game Using the Spark.io Spark Core - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/I32W/I2P3NY32/FJVI32WI2P3NY32.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/I32W/I2P3NY32/FJVI32WI2P3NY32.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/I32W/I2P3NY32/FJVI32WI2P3NY32.SMALL.jpg borchers SparkTwister is a physical game for 4 or more players. Each player wears a simple controller bracelet made of a Spark.io board with a SparkButton shield and an RGB sensor. When the game starts, all LEDs on your bracelet light up in the same color. Now you have to find another player with the same co...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:43:45 PST
Turn-Taking Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Taking-Device/
Turn-Taking Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/R7BB/I2N6RLF0/FETR7BBI2N6RLF0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/R7BB/I2N6RLF0/FETR7BBI2N6RLF0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/R7BB/I2N6RLF0/FETR7BBI2N6RLF0.SMALL.jpg rachel_yalisove Conversation analysts consider turns to be the most basic unit of conversation. As you would imagine, the intricacies of turn-taking have been well documented by researchers, and this process always involves the careful transcription of pre-recorded conversation.I am no expert but wanted to develop ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:55:18 PST
Making Tactile 3D Prints Talk http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Tactile-3D-Prints-Talk/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 15:30:36 PST
DIY USB DJ Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-DJ-Controller/
DIY USB DJ Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/28YM/I2150VCV/FNS28YMI2150VCV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/28YM/I2150VCV/FNS28YMI2150VCV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNS/28YM/I2150VCV/FNS28YMI2150VCV.SMALL.jpg aglass0fmilk Many people are getting into DJing these days, whether as a means of self-expression or a way to make extra money. I enjoy DJing because it provides a more interesting, involved, and interactive music-listening experience, whether in company of friends or while in private.Hardware DJ Controllers are...
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Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:45:30 PST
You Have Mail! Gets the Latest email and displays to an LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/You-Have-Mail-Gets-the-Latest-email-and-displays-t/
You Have Mail! Gets the Latest email and displays to an LCD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6S2U/I20HMF62/FSL6S2UI20HMF62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6S2U/I20HMF62/FSL6S2UI20HMF62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/6S2U/I20HMF62/FSL6S2UI20HMF62.SMALL.jpg jimeer01 IntroductionThis project does a relatively simple job and has been purposely kept that way to encourage further experimentation. By using ByPic the user is able to modify the code simply by modifying the existing and downloading again no programmer is needed.In case you haven't watched the video ...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 09:23:26 PST
3D Printed Microcontroller Dice Roller http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Microcontroller-Dice-Roller/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:37:54 PDT
MaKey MaKey Ukulele http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-Ukulele/
MaKey MaKey Ukulele - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/FRON/I1AVW8JF/FNUFRONI1AVW8JF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/FRON/I1AVW8JF/FNUFRONI1AVW8JF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/FRON/I1AVW8JF/FNUFRONI1AVW8JF.SMALL.jpg ohhmyhead I picked up the ukulele so that I could play snow-themed Christmas songs on a Hawaiian instrument, cuz I like congruity. And sarcasm. Of course, then the whole 'making' thing spread through my life and wouldn't leave my uke alone! In this Instructable, I'll show you how I hooked my acoustic ukule...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:11:19 PDT
Arduino Rocket Guidance http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Rocket-Guidance/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 08:38:06 PDT
Password Keeper http://www.instructables.com/id/Password-Keeper/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 14:12:03 PDT
Using the ESP8266 module http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-ESP8266-module/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:55:00 PDT