Instructables: exploring - technology - sensors - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:59:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 Use the "Force" to drive a Remote Controlled Device with a DIY 3D capacitor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-the-Force-to-drive-a-Remote-Controlled-Devic/
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Sat, 11 May 2013 01:20:47 PDT
5 Minute Water Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-Water-Sensor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SMALL.jpg sjroth Something I find really annoying to do is filling up a jug of water. Because the water dispenser lets out the water quite slowly, it takes  ages to fill up the jug completely. So I came up with the idea of making a water sensor that will let me know when the jug is full, so I don't constantly have t...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:26:34 PST
Water Level Indicator with Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm/
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:45:01 PST
Tilt Activated Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Switch/
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
How to Make a Ridiculously Cheap Analog Pressure Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Ridiculously-Cheap-Analog-Pressure-S/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 11:17:03 PST
Tilt Sensor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Sensor-Tutorial/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:31:02 PDT
Stickytape Sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/Stickytape-Sensors/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:01:47 PDT
DIY Force Sensitive Resistor (FSR) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Force-Sensitive-Resistor-FSR/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2008 18:18:29 PDT