Instructables: exploring - technology - reuse - green http://www.instructables.com Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:39:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Hack-Solar-Powered-Bike-Light/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:07:17 PDT
Light-Up Minecraft Torch Using a Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Minecraft-Torch-Using-a-Joule-Thief/
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By: Teisha

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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 19:53:23 PDT
Do A Dragon Fly ? http://www.instructables.com/id/Do-A-Dragon-Fly-/
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Sun, 4 May 2014 07:56:22 PDT
Earth Day Piggy Bank + Geometry http://www.instructables.com/id/Earth-Day-Piggy-Bank-Geometry/
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 03:32:23 PDT
Florescent Lightbulb Recharger http://www.instructables.com/id/Florescent-Lightbulb-Recharger/
Florescent Lightbulb Recharger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/6IQZ/HHI4WFRV/F5E6IQZHHI4WFRV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/6IQZ/HHI4WFRV/F5E6IQZHHI4WFRV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/6IQZ/HHI4WFRV/F5E6IQZHHI4WFRV.SMALL.jpg jjchidiac CAUTION: THIS PROJECT INVOLVES THE USE OF ELECTRICITY AND DANGEROUS MATERIALS. FLORESCENT LIGHTBULBS CONTAIN MERCURY WHICH IS TOXIC IF INGESTED. PROCEED CAREFULLY. IF YOU ARE UNDER 18 DO NOT ATTEMPT WITHOUT PARENTAL SUPERVISION. When your phone starts to die you instantly yell " Get to da charga!",...
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Mon, 3 Jun 2013 16:07:23 PDT
Attaching a Line-In to an old Philips Radio Cassette Recorder - (model number DR193) http://www.instructables.com/id/Attaching-a-Line-In-to-an-old-Philips-Radio-Casset/
Attaching a Line-In to an old Philips Radio Cassette Recorder - (model number DR193) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/RWLI/GTQ7F2KY/FG6RWLIGTQ7F2KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/RWLI/GTQ7F2KY/FG6RWLIGTQ7F2KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/RWLI/GTQ7F2KY/FG6RWLIGTQ7F2KY.SMALL.jpg ab727 This is a write up of how I attached a line in to an old radio cassette recorder. I had an old Philips Radio Cassette Recorder (model number DR193). The radio was for MW and SW frequencies. The cassette player and the radio no longer worked. The single speaker worked - this I knew only by the noise...
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Sat, 15 Oct 2011 10:11:17 PDT
Recycled Computer Monitor to Waste Basket (super easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Computer-Monitor-to-Waste-Basket-super-e/
Recycled Computer Monitor to Waste Basket (super easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/YIUX/GJQEJHY2/FRCYIUXGJQEJHY2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/YIUX/GJQEJHY2/FRCYIUXGJQEJHY2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/YIUX/GJQEJHY2/FRCYIUXGJQEJHY2.SMALL.jpg DWordDtour Ok so its been a while since I've made an Instructable and I decided to one that was super easy and quick.  I recently got a new computer(MacBookPro(LOVE IT!!!)) and my old one was basically useless so i sold the tower but no one wanted the monitor. It was in bad shape, low quality, and was the siz...
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Sun, 6 Feb 2011 15:16:41 PST
Map to Gift Wrap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Map-to-Gift-Wrap/
Map to Gift Wrap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/DPP7/GGPF4XJY/FWADPP7GGPF4XJY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/DPP7/GGPF4XJY/FWADPP7GGPF4XJY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/DPP7/GGPF4XJY/FWADPP7GGPF4XJY.SMALL.jpg nvbghbvmn So you don't want to buy wrapping paper for the holidays, now what? Well if you can find some old maps that you don't use, then you can make and wrap your gifts for cheap! Also, sorry some of the pictures are dark, this is my first Instructable! But enjoy! Supplies These are the basics for making...
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Mon, 29 Nov 2010 19:26:52 PST
FREE Eco-friendly wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/FREE-Eco-friendly-wallet/
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Wed, 27 Oct 2010 17:01:13 PDT
Recycling an old CD-ROM drive into a magnetic noteboard! http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-an-old-CD-ROM-drive-into-a-magnetic-note/
Recycling an old CD-ROM drive into a magnetic noteboard! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/WMCM/G68HE0YN/FZ6WMCMG68HE0YN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/WMCM/G68HE0YN/FZ6WMCMG68HE0YN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/WMCM/G68HE0YN/FZ6WMCMG68HE0YN.SMALL.jpg your dog Do you have an old CD-ROM drive just lying about? Maybe that one that you picked up at spring cleaning last year and your parents will throw it away if you don't do something with it? (Like me.) Anyways, today we will be making a magnetic board out of the CD-ROM case and various parts inside. There...
By: your dog

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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 18:25:16 PST
Fixing solar panels http://www.instructables.com/id/fixing-solar-panel-the-easy-and-very-cheap-wa/
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Tue, 9 Feb 2010 04:33:05 PST
How to make a ECO desktop fan from old computer parts http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-ECO-desktop-fan-from-old-computer-pa/
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Sat, 26 Dec 2009 18:07:19 PST
Eco-Friendly, Geeky Thumb Tack Board of Awesomeness http://www.instructables.com/id/Geeky-Thumb-Tack-Board-of-Awesomeness/
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By: your dog

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Fri, 10 Apr 2009 11:33:17 PDT
Car Battery Charger from Spare Parts in Mint Tin http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Battery-Charger-from-Spare-Parts-in-Mint-Tin/
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By: The Speaker Guy

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Mon, 9 Mar 2009 20:38:30 PDT
Geek Bag - 101 uses for a dead keyboard part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Geek-Bag-101-uses-for-a-dead-keyboard-part-1/
Geek Bag - 101 uses for a dead keyboard part 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/JDD2/FRJIV1HY/F9SJDD2FRJIV1HY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/JDD2/FRJIV1HY/F9SJDD2FRJIV1HY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/JDD2/FRJIV1HY/F9SJDD2FRJIV1HY.SMALL.jpg greensteam OK, there probably aren't actually 101 totally different uses for a dead keyboard but we will see how far we get. Our local Geek Central - "The Electron Club" ( http://carrierdetect.com/?cat=23 ) - in Glasgow has provided me with a crate of dead keyboards in preparation for the workshops at the upc...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:30:08 PST
Build a DIY Recycled Antenna (To Get Free T.V!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-DIY-Recycled-Antenna-To-Get-Free-TV/
Build a DIY Recycled Antenna (To Get Free T.V!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/KGTH/FRBPZCB9/F55KGTHFRBPZCB9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/KGTH/FRBPZCB9/F55KGTHFRBPZCB9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F55/KGTH/FRBPZCB9/F55KGTHFRBPZCB9.SMALL.jpg Gjdj3 Due to all of the recent talk about the "DTV Switch-Over", T.V. has been something that is on my mind. I recently scrounged a perfectly good T.V. on trash day. It still amazes me that people will throw stuff like this out. Anyway, since I got the T.V. I've been experimenting with different ways to g...
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Wed, 18 Feb 2009 17:36:30 PST
Twitchy, Your E-waste Friend http://www.instructables.com/id/Twitchy-Your-E-waste-Friend/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2008 02:03:49 PST
Aluminium Computer Desk for $30 http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminium-Computer-Desk-for-%2430/
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By: rubing

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