Instructables: exploring - technology - reuse - hack - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 07:31:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 Electronic automated hidden stash built into table (easy and dirt cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-automated-hidden-stash-built-into-table/
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:35:59 PDT
Turn a broken laptop screen into a portable light table for drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-broken-laptop-screen-into-a-portable-light-/
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By: Vitim

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:26:25 PDT
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Hack-Solar-Powered-Bike-Light/
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By: bergerab

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:07:17 PDT
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Any-Computer-Keyboard-Into-A-Midi-Key-tar/
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SMALL.jpg bergerab Have you ever needed an extra synth for a concert? Or maybe you just enjoy fiddling around with music production software and you need a midi controller? Well look no further than your own computer keyboard! No this is not another how-to article on enabling midi control via your computer keyboard. W...
By: bergerab

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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:37:11 PDT
Circular saw centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/Circular-saw-centrifuge/
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By: mikeasaurus

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:32:53 PDT
Cobalt RaQ Jukebox/Drive Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Cobalt-RaQ-Jukebox/
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By: Geekmansworld

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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:57:16 PST
Brownie 8mm Movie Camera - Mini Media Centre http://www.instructables.com/id/Brownie-8mm-Movie-Camera-Mini-Media-Centre/
Brownie 8mm Movie Camera - Mini Media Centre - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/QPAV/HPKJBAM1/FP2QPAVHPKJBAM1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/QPAV/HPKJBAM1/FP2QPAVHPKJBAM1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/QPAV/HPKJBAM1/FP2QPAVHPKJBAM1.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Convert an 8mm Brownie movie camera into a mini media centre. Firstly the bad news - you have to destroy a vintage movie camera.  The good news though is these Kodak Brownie 8mm movie camera's are a dime a dozen and can be purchased really cheaply on eBay.   The Kodak Brownie 8 Movie Camera is a t...
By: lonesoulsurfer

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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:51:30 PST
Coin tumbler printer hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Coin-tumbler-printer-hack/
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:54:57 PDT
Hack a dead HDD and an angle grinder disk into a small tool emery wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-dead-HDD-and-an-angle-grinder-disk-into-a-s/
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:29:42 PST
USB Flash Diskette http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Flash-Diskette/
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By: Analogue-Chick

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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:02:15 PST
Bench Power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Power-supply/
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 21:09:03 PDT
Privacy monitor hacked from an old LCD Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Privacy-monitor-made-from-an-old-LCD-Monitor/
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Wed, 23 Nov 2011 23:33:26 PST
(2) Antique Crank Phone Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Antique-Crank-Phone-Hack/
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By: Dr.Bill

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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 13:09:13 PST