Instructables: exploring - technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:07:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 Spinning Tardis with blinking LED (Powered by littleBits) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Tardis-with-blinking-LED-Powered-by-littl/
Spinning Tardis with blinking LED (Powered by littleBits) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/DMPB/HXMUUKDF/FKBDMPBHXMUUKDF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/DMPB/HXMUUKDF/FKBDMPBHXMUUKDF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/DMPB/HXMUUKDF/FKBDMPBHXMUUKDF.SMALL.jpg TheHiveTHPL Construct a Tardis that spins and blinks!Total Build Time:30 mins· Coding: 5 mins· Construction of the Tardis: 20 mins · littleBits LED and motor assembly: 5 mins Gather all needed parts. LittleBits:· (2) Wires· (2) Power supplies· (2) 9v Batteries...
By: TheHiveTHPL

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:18:48 PDT
Prank handshake http://www.instructables.com/id/Prank-handshake/
Prank handshake - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/T4VG/HY5NXDYY/F3RT4VGHY5NXDYY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/T4VG/HY5NXDYY/F3RT4VGHY5NXDYY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/T4VG/HY5NXDYY/F3RT4VGHY5NXDYY.SMALL.jpg Louisville Public Library This activity is the Prank Handshake project from theLittle Bits project book that came with the Deluxe Kit. Prank handshake Find the battery in the kit. Prank handshake Connect the battery to the power cable. Prank handshake Connect the power cable to the power module. Prank handshake ...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:35:35 PDT
Pocket Sized Robot Arm #meArm V0.4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Robot-Arm-meArm-V04/
Pocket Sized Robot Arm #meArm V0.4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/WAYY/HY7394WX/FDWWAYYHY7394WX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/WAYY/HY7394WX/FDWWAYYHY7394WX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/WAYY/HY7394WX/FDWWAYYHY7394WX.SMALL.jpg phenoptix The #meArm is a Pocket Sized Robot Arm. It's a project started in February 2014, which has had a fantastically fast journey to its present state thanks to it Open Development as an Open Hardware project. Version 0.3 was featured on Instructables back in April 2014 and we've seen it built all over th...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:39:39 PDT
Vintage Inspired Stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Inspired-Stereo/
Vintage Inspired Stereo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/VC0J/HY4L5IJG/FLZVC0JHY4L5IJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/VC0J/HY4L5IJG/FLZVC0JHY4L5IJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/VC0J/HY4L5IJG/FLZVC0JHY4L5IJG.SMALL.jpg travderose This project started with the purchase of an old am/fm receiver. I bought it from a thrift store in a spur of the moment decision just because I thought it was cool, not really having any plans for it. Then the brainstorming began and this is what I came up with. I wanted to keep the vintage look...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:29 PDT
ferromagnetic fluid http://www.instructables.com/id/ferromagnetic-fluid/
ferromagnetic fluid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/E230/HY736FCH/F0RE230HY736FCH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/E230/HY736FCH/F0RE230HY736FCH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0R/E230/HY736FCH/F0RE230HY736FCH.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Magnetic silly putty was pretty awesome, but it's time to take it to the next level with ferromagnetic fluid! Making your own ferromagnetic fluid (ferrofluid) is super easy, and it uses the same easy to get black iron oxide powder as the magnetic putty. The best thing about ferromagnetic fluid ...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:40:46 PDT
Wireless Controlled Hovercraft (Wonder4) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Controlled-Hovercraft/
Wireless Controlled Hovercraft (Wonder4) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/QV44/HY5NV2MI/FMCQV44HY5NV2MI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/QV44/HY5NV2MI/FMCQV44HY5NV2MI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/QV44/HY5NV2MI/FMCQV44HY5NV2MI.SMALL.jpg miracle_cn The hovercraft is the device that can travel over land without wheels. Because of the enthusiasm for engineering and the requirement of the course Vg100, we, four students from UM-SJTU Joint Institute, formed the team Wonder4 and made our own hovercraft. Our hovercraft weighs 694g. Its size is 30cm×...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:17:49 PDT
LED Nametag http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Nametag/
LED Nametag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/HJ3K/HY5Y2X5N/F4GHJ3KHY5Y2X5N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/HJ3K/HY5Y2X5N/F4GHJ3KHY5Y2X5N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4G/HJ3K/HY5Y2X5N/F4GHJ3KHY5Y2X5N.SMALL.jpg janth As a part of the Helle Koepfe-workshop for kids we designed some nametags, such that each kid could make their own led nametag at their short visit of the FabLab Aachen. Therefore ist shouldn't be too complicated, fast to build, not too expensive, and has to be awesome... at least that were the requ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:53:06 PDT
LED Earrings http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Earrings/
LED Earrings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/GTG7/HY5Y5DDC/FNDGTG7HY5Y5DDC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/GTG7/HY5Y5DDC/FNDGTG7HY5Y5DDC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/GTG7/HY5Y5DDC/FNDGTG7HY5Y5DDC.SMALL.jpg avogel3 Make LED earrings that draw attention even in the dark!As part of the Content Creation course for my MLIS degree at St. Kate's (Check out our class blog: http://scumakers.wordpress.com/ ), I needed to come up with a final project and wanted to jazz up my jewelry skills with a little light. After ...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:01:25 PDT
homemade rc car http://www.instructables.com/id/homemade-rc-car/
homemade rc car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/WFVK/HY48ELO6/FGDWFVKHY48ELO6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/WFVK/HY48ELO6/FGDWFVKHY48ELO6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/WFVK/HY48ELO6/FGDWFVKHY48ELO6.SMALL.jpg abhishek18 this is my first instructable so please bear with me guys :)I loved playing with rc cars when i was small so i thought of making one now when i have some knowledge of it.moreover i faced some problems while making it and tried to solve those problems via different sources across the net.thought of u...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:22:18 PDT
Universal Portable USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-Portable-USB-Charger/
Universal Portable USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/9YAK/HY4KS7D8/FAQ9YAKHY4KS7D8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/9YAK/HY4KS7D8/FAQ9YAKHY4KS7D8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/9YAK/HY4KS7D8/FAQ9YAKHY4KS7D8.SMALL.jpg 3zuli Hello! In this Instructable I will show you how I built myself a universal portable USB charger. I am soon attending a weekend festival with camping and I realized that my crappy chinese "10000mAh" USB power pack won't last that long. I have my phone (Galaxy S4), a GoPro and my friends will also wan...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:52:59 PDT
Venus Fly Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Venus-Fly-Trap/
Venus Fly Trap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/3D56/HY12Q42O/FRV3D56HY12Q42O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/3D56/HY12Q42O/FRV3D56HY12Q42O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/3D56/HY12Q42O/FRV3D56HY12Q42O.SMALL.jpg TechKiwi This cool little device was designed to behave like a real Venus Fly Trap. This very unique project is a lot of fun to make and play around with and it actually works!! Check out the video clip and see how it operates.UPDATE: Ive just entered my instructable in the Home Technology Contest, if you li...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:43:45 PDT
Beard to Paint Brush http://www.instructables.com/id/Beard-to-Paint-Brush/
Beard to Paint Brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/UHQR/HY489AO1/FUFUHQRHY489AO1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/UHQR/HY489AO1/FUFUHQRHY489AO1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/UHQR/HY489AO1/FUFUHQRHY489AO1.SMALL.jpg Triclaw I am an Artist and I use paint brushes. One brush in my arsenal of brushes is always made from my hair or beard in the case of this brush. I find that painting with my own hair puts more of me into my art and makes it uniquely mine. The hair paint brushes are not the best or worst I have made fine t...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:41:30 PDT
Create An Animated GIF With An iPhone http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-An-Animated-GIF-With-An-iPhone/
Create An Animated GIF With An iPhone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/DF0T/HY4KSOCC/FL6DF0THY4KSOCC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/DF0T/HY4KSOCC/FL6DF0THY4KSOCC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/DF0T/HY4KSOCC/FL6DF0THY4KSOCC.SMALL.gif Tater Zoid In this Instructable I will show you how to create an Animated GIF using an iPhone and the Gifboom application. GIFs are a really fun way to help your project stand out among other ibles and to help you explain your process with greater detail. What is an amimated GIF?A form of computer image that m...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:49:06 PDT
Arm glider upper extremity support http://www.instructables.com/id/Arm-glider-upper-extremity-support/
Arm glider upper extremity support - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/XCXY/HY3ZC4T7/FDJXCXYHY3ZC4T7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/XCXY/HY3ZC4T7/FDJXCXYHY3ZC4T7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/XCXY/HY3ZC4T7/FDJXCXYHY3ZC4T7.SMALL.jpg TCFDATDept An arm glider was fabricated to assist individuals with limited upper extremity strength to perform writing and other motor tasks. Materials 1 piece 4” diameter PVC pipe, 8” long 1 piece 6-1/4" x 8-1/4" piece of 1/4” thick soft foam 1 piece 4-1/2” X 8” x 3/4" plywood, rounded corners...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:18:28 PDT
3D Printed Rock Candy http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Rock-Candy/
3D Printed Rock Candy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/7ITC/HY3Z9R8Z/F977ITCHY3Z9R8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/7ITC/HY3Z9R8Z/F977ITCHY3Z9R8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/7ITC/HY3Z9R8Z/F977ITCHY3Z9R8Z.SMALL.jpg Aaron Porterfield Do you have a sweet tooth? Like Breaking Bad? If you have free time and enjoy watching things grow, you might like growing sugar crystals.I thought it would be interesting to see if / how sugar crystals would grow on a 3D printed surface, and if I could manipulate how they grow based on the structur...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:21:23 PDT
Animatronic Eyes and Wii Nunchuck http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Eyes-and-Wii-Nunchuck/
Animatronic Eyes and Wii Nunchuck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/SOO9/HY3Z8XA1/FGFSOO9HY3Z8XA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/SOO9/HY3Z8XA1/FGFSOO9HY3Z8XA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/SOO9/HY3Z8XA1/FGFSOO9HY3Z8XA1.SMALL.jpg techiebot I found this 3D file on Thingiverse by Micropuller. I quickly realized that the file creates an oversized eye unit. But I still wanted to explore creating an animatronic face that I could control with an Arduino.The more I thought about it, the more I thought that I could create a creature head th...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:40:26 PDT
EASY Extendable Pole Mount for ANY Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/EASY-Extendable-Pole-Mount-for-ANY-Camera/
EASY Extendable Pole Mount for ANY Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/OAY4/HY3Z9QAN/F09OAY4HY3Z9QAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/OAY4/HY3Z9QAN/F09OAY4HY3Z9QAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/OAY4/HY3Z9QAN/F09OAY4HY3Z9QAN.SMALL.jpg manuelmasc Hi everyone!In this ible I'll show you how to make an easy and very cheap Pole Mount for any kind of Camera. I decided to use an extendable pole whose length can be set from 75cm to 150cm.Two weeks ago I realized this mount (photo#2) to put on the seatpost in order to film from a cool point of view....
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:44:10 PDT
Clap-on Lights with Tessel http://www.instructables.com/id/Clap-on-Lights-with-Tessel/
Clap-on Lights with Tessel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/MFWV/HXW35KR2/FOXMFWVHXW35KR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/MFWV/HXW35KR2/FOXMFWVHXW35KR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/MFWV/HXW35KR2/FOXMFWVHXW35KR2.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam Tessel-Clap-Switch Tessel listens for a clap, then toggles a relay to turn something on and off. You need: Tessel Ambient Module Relay Module Lights and plug (or similar) To use: Clone this repo npm install Connect lights to Relay Module in Relay port 1 Plug in modules to Tessel: Relay in po...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:22:50 PDT
3D Scanners : Cosmonaut Glove http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Scanners-Cosmonaut-Glove/
3D Scanners : Cosmonaut Glove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft OverviewThis Instructable will detail how to use the Artec Eva and Spider 3D scanners. The scanners are capable of generating high quality 3D Scans and models. They work by projecting a pattern onto an object , while capturing the data in real-time through photos. Next, you use Artec Studios to run ...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:51:49 PDT
3D Printed Bike Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bike-Planter/
3D Printed Bike Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/R6Y7/HY12D66W/FWNR6Y7HY12D66W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/R6Y7/HY12D66W/FWNR6Y7HY12D66W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/R6Y7/HY12D66W/FWNR6Y7HY12D66W.SMALL.jpg deenakhattab One day I was chillin' in the 3D print shop at Pier 9 when I got to conversing with my pal, Rachel. She casually mentioned a bike commuter Instructable she was working on. I thought nothing of it until I was seated at my desk, staring at a tupperware of air plants left over from a previous project I...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:33:59 PDT
Electric Arduino Go-kart http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Arduino-Go-kart/
Electric Arduino Go-kart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/37VP/HY12G6YN/FX837VPHY12G6YN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/37VP/HY12G6YN/FX837VPHY12G6YN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/37VP/HY12G6YN/FX837VPHY12G6YN.SMALL.jpg gizzmotronics Hello everyone! As the title says, I built an electric go kart which is powered by arduino! Here's a quick video to make you certain that this is the next thing you're going to build.http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=w8x2s9&s=8 (Sorry, the embedding isn't working for some reason)My background: I'...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:59:47 PDT
Tools for 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-printing-using-a-Printrbot-3D-Printer/
Tools for 3D printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/2KHT/HY086DGS/F232KHTHY086DGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/2KHT/HY086DGS/F232KHTHY086DGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/2KHT/HY086DGS/F232KHTHY086DGS.SMALL.jpg kevinandersen So you bought yourself a 3D Printer, maybe a PrintrBot Simple Metal like I did, and you want to get started taking over the world with your mad printing skills. Before you do, however, I've made a list of tools that I think can make your daily life with a 3D-printer a lot easier... Masking tape B...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:25:12 PDT
Arduino Power outlet with exposed pins http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Power-outlet-with-exposed-pins/
Arduino Power outlet with exposed pins - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/K2TX/HY12ELZA/FOBK2TXHY12ELZA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/K2TX/HY12ELZA/FOBK2TXHY12ELZA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/K2TX/HY12ELZA/FOBK2TXHY12ELZA.SMALL.gif HuoSen I found my self often trying to plug stuff at home with Arduino. So I thought it would be good to have a system that you can just plug your sensor, plug the appliance and code something to see how it goes. I never liked breaking apart an appliance to find the right spot on the electronics, or peel o...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:26:42 PDT
Polydexter: Arduino Robotic Translation Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Polydexter-Arduino-Robotic-Translation-Arm/
Polydexter: Arduino Robotic Translation Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/84ZR/HY12CFQI/FVC84ZRHY12CFQI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/84ZR/HY12CFQI/FVC84ZRHY12CFQI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/84ZR/HY12CFQI/FVC84ZRHY12CFQI.SMALL.jpg jeffmaeshiro Polydexter was the introductory project in the Creative Architecture Machines (CAM) advanced options architecture studio at the California College of the Arts (CCA), taught by Jason Kelly Johnson (co-founder of Future Cities Lab) and Michael Shiloh. Parts developed for this robot would go on to beco...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:48:36 PDT
MaKey MaKey Monome http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-Monome/
MaKey MaKey Monome - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/E1RX/HY0YULX1/FXSE1RXHY0YULX1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/E1RX/HY0YULX1/FXSE1RXHY0YULX1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/E1RX/HY0YULX1/FXSE1RXHY0YULX1.SMALL.jpg jdeboi Objective: build a monome - a complex electronic music instrument - using easy-to-learn, inexpensive components and a process that's so easy a kid could do it.Gist: This touchscreen music instrument is essentially 4 parts: MaKey MaKey (or Arduino) Neopixels copper tape cardboardSoun...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:46:13 PDT
My Sixth Project: Smart Tank Chassis with Ultrasonic Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Sixth-Project-Smart-Tank-Chassis-with-Ultrasoni/
My Sixth Project: Smart Tank Chassis with Ultrasonic Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/GUNG/HXY0I2XP/FDFGUNGHXY0I2XP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/GUNG/HXY0I2XP/FDFGUNGHXY0I2XP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/GUNG/HXY0I2XP/FDFGUNGHXY0I2XP.SMALL.jpg Rookie P In the previous projects I tried different ways to control the smart tank manually. But how about if the tank makes its own decision and control itself? It should be quite interesting. Ultrasonic sensor can help to do so by sending sound wave in front of the sensor. It receives the wave once the wav...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:58 PDT
Bike Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Dashboard/
Bike Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 In this Instructable I'll show you how to make a electronic dashboard for a bicycle. We'll be using an Arduino and a few off-the-shelf parts to create a system with light control and an LED speedometer. Materials Arduino Micro (RadioShack #: 276-258) 12V 10W halogen bulb (RadioShack #: 272-01...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:35:07 PDT
Emailing Bunny http://www.instructables.com/id/Emailing-Bunny/
Emailing Bunny - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/L2UZ/HXZ90II3/F8CL2UZHXZ90II3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/L2UZ/HXZ90II3/F8CL2UZHXZ90II3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/L2UZ/HXZ90II3/F8CL2UZHXZ90II3.SMALL.jpg JackANDJude Even though she can't bark or meow, Cadburry bunny can now send an email using the littleBits cloud bit. She uses her beg pose to push a lever and let us know she wants more kale. This project uses the following littleBits modules: cloudBit™, roller switch, usb power, wire, and a mounting boar...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:08:08 PDT
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-the-Electronics-Hobbyist/
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SMALL.jpg brmarcum If you're new to the world of electronics, let me be the first to welcome you. There are many good resources available to help you get started. For a list of recommended resources, see step 4. But once you find the right project, how do you bring it into reality? Of course you will need some electro...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:29 PDT
Thermoforming 3D Printed PLA for Use in Prostethics http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoforming-3D-Printed-PLA-for-Use-in-Prostethic/
Thermoforming 3D Printed PLA for Use in Prostethics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SMALL.jpg andreasbastian One of the biggest challenges in low-cost 3D printed prosthetic devices is achieving the proper fit. If the loads on the device are not properly distributed across the skin and underlying tissue, it can lead to irritation, bruising, or rashes. In the case of the body-driven prosthetic devices that...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:10:54 PDT
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Permanent-Bubbles-From-A-CD-or-DVD/
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan In this video I show how to blow Permanent bubbles using an old Cd or DVD all you'll need for this is: 1. A CD Or DVD 2. A lighter 3. Scissors, a Knife, or a Razor Blade And that's it, in the video I show you how to separate the two layers on the CD or DVD, heating it up, and actually blowing the ...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:11 PDT
Shake-A-Can Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-A-Can-Generator/
Shake-A-Can Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Shake-A-Can Generator. Make a simple generator that will help show how electricity is produced. A generator works because the magnets are exciting the electrons in the coil. The magnet moving back and forth creates alternating current (AC).  That is the electrons are moving back and forth through ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:26:34 PDT
littleBits SMS Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-SMS-Doorbell/
littleBits SMS Doorbell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UQH5/HXYO1D8P/F0MUQH5HXYO1D8P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UQH5/HXYO1D8P/F0MUQH5HXYO1D8P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UQH5/HXYO1D8P/F0MUQH5HXYO1D8P.SMALL.jpg littleBits Receive a text notification when someone rings your doorbell! Whether you are in the backyard gardening, over at the neighbors house, or listening to music at full blast, you will always know when someone is at your door. Install this littleBits doorbell outside your home, and never miss a ring.Make...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:38:42 PDT
How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Run-Sensor-Cables-Through-USB-Cables/
How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/E1Q5/HXXDA44X/F4FE1Q5HXXDA44X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/E1Q5/HXXDA44X/F4FE1Q5HXXDA44X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/E1Q5/HXXDA44X/F4FE1Q5HXXDA44X.SMALL.jpg phidgetsinc You might have noticed that Phidgets sensor cables (and other sorts of electrical cabling) don’t always come in a convenient round shape, which you sometimes need. A relatively easy solution is to grab a length of USB cable and solder the sensor cable wires onto the USB wires, and here are some easy...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:31 PDT
littleBits Remote Pet Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Remote-Pet-Feeder/
littleBits Remote Pet Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/LJHK/HXYO1G2O/FB3LJHKHXYO1G2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/LJHK/HXYO1G2O/FB3LJHKHXYO1G2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/LJHK/HXYO1G2O/FB3LJHKHXYO1G2O.SMALL.jpg littleBits When away, make sure your pet (fish, cat, dog) never goes hungry with this WiFi-activated feeder. With this littleBits project, you can either feed your pet remotely by pressing a button on your phone or automating a feeding schedule through IFTTT (If This Then That). IFTTT is a service that lets yo...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:49:20 PDT
Animated EL Wire Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-EL-Wire-Sign/
Animated EL Wire Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/CPY4/HXYU7PRA/FE9CPY4HXYU7PRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/CPY4/HXYU7PRA/FE9CPY4HXYU7PRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/CPY4/HXYU7PRA/FE9CPY4HXYU7PRA.SMALL.jpg makeict MakeICT was the recipient of an EL (electroluminescent wire) kit from Instructables and coolneon.com in January 2014. We decided that our most pressing need was a sign to direct people to our door. We meet bi-weekly and it took 7 sessions to create the sign in its current state. About halfway thr...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:17:55 PDT
Arduino Mechanotronic Human Pain Reflex http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Mechanotronic-Human-Pain-Reflex/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:30:39 PDT
Pixel Drop Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Drop-Ceiling/
Pixel Drop Ceiling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/ICUY/HXYYGH9W/F82ICUYHXYYGH9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/ICUY/HXYYGH9W/F82ICUYHXYYGH9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/ICUY/HXYYGH9W/F82ICUYHXYYGH9W.SMALL.jpg hockeyman271 In our living room we have a small patch of drop ceiling right in the middle of the room, basically a giant piece of duct tape to cover up bad carpentry. It was constantly getting water damage from what looks like a giant hole in the ceiling above the drop tiles. After roughly a year of living in ...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:51 PDT
WAVEbuoy http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVEbuoy/
WAVEbuoy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/NQ9T/HXUCX6OY/FQ5NQ9THXUCX6OY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/NQ9T/HXUCX6OY/FQ5NQ9THXUCX6OY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/NQ9T/HXUCX6OY/FQ5NQ9THXUCX6OY.SMALL.jpg surfershort The WAVEbuoy is a arduino lamp connected to the internet that displays the current wave height of any of the National Data Buoy Centre's wave buoys.This lamp is currently connected to the Sevenstones Lightship buoy that gives an indication of swell approaching Cornwall in the UK. The lamp can also b...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:51:46 PDT
Kitemapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitemapping/
Kitemapping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/JFY5/HXVR2NW0/FI0JFY5HXVR2NW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/JFY5/HXVR2NW0/FI0JFY5HXVR2NW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/JFY5/HXVR2NW0/FI0JFY5HXVR2NW0.SMALL.jpg FabSchool Wie online kaarten gebruikt heeft vast gemerkt dat de kaarten niet altijd allemaal even actueel zijn. Daar kun je eenvoudig verandering in brengen door je eigen luchtfoto’s te maken met een vlieger en deze online te delen. Dit staat beter bekend als kitemapping en is een vorm van Citizen Science: we...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:26 PDT
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-cool-this-summer-PC-Fan-Mod/
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab Who does not have a dozen of those PC Fans laying around? In this build I will show you how to use those fans to produce a nice adjustable breeze during hot summer days. And it runs at least 4 hours with an ordinary 9V battery. Watch the video! The video gives you a pretty nice overview on how t...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:20:18 PDT
littleBits Instant Ego Head http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Instant-Ego-Head/
littleBits Instant Ego Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K4Z5/HXYO1FGG/FTNK4Z5HXYO1FGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K4Z5/HXYO1FGG/FTNK4Z5HXYO1FGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K4Z5/HXYO1FGG/FTNK4Z5HXYO1FGG.SMALL.gif littleBits Got a big head or know someone else that does? Literally inflate your ego with this mind-blowing project! Anytime someone hashtags your name on an Instagram photo or video, a balloon (with your head on it) will fill with helium. The more popular you are, the bigger the balloon will inflate, stretchi...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:46:02 PDT
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PIR-Motion-Sensor/
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SMALL.jpg MakerSpark Industries This Instructable is about how to create an Arduino PIR motion sensor for your room or office, using parts available from your local Radio Shack! Whether you're looking for a cool and easy-to-build security sensor, or an awesome first project to dive into the world of Arduino, Microcontrollers, and ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:20 PDT
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 2: Bugbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Chassis-for-Cheap-Robots-2-Bugbot/
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 2: Bugbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/QDI5/HXXFU1GL/FCEQDI5HXXFU1GL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/QDI5/HXXFU1GL/FCEQDI5HXXFU1GL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/QDI5/HXXFU1GL/FCEQDI5HXXFU1GL.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Following hot on the tail of my previous Instructable for Boxbot, I've got another cardboard robot chassis for you that I've named Bugbot!Welcome back to everybody who read my previous Instructables, and howdy to those of you who are stumbling upon this for the first time! This is the third Instruct...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:41:56 PDT
Arduino Powered Autonomous Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-Autonomous-Vehicle/
Arduino Powered Autonomous Vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/EB4K/HXUCU1QS/FM8EB4KHXUCU1QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/EB4K/HXUCU1QS/FM8EB4KHXUCU1QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/EB4K/HXUCU1QS/FM8EB4KHXUCU1QS.SMALL.jpg CPARKTX A few months back I started playing around with Arduino micro controllers as a learning exercise (and for fun); this project is the culmination of that. The goal of the project was to create a vehicle that can autonomously navigate through a series of waypoints (GPS coordinates) while avoiding any o...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:46:21 PDT
Running the Pier 9 Zcorp 450 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-the-Pier-9-Zcorp-450-3D-Printer/
Running the Pier 9 Zcorp 450 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TP6D/HXWIFVFS/FDRTP6DHXWIFVFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TP6D/HXWIFVFS/FDRTP6DHXWIFVFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TP6D/HXWIFVFS/FDRTP6DHXWIFVFS.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Too big for the Objet? To detailed for support removal? Don't want to wait for Shapeways? Need full color but the MCor is just not going to work? It sounds like you may have the perfect print for the Zcorp 450!The Zcorp is a bit different than any of the other printers at the Pier. It's process...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:06:22 PDT
Raspberry Pi in Rotary Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-in-Rotary-Phone/
Raspberry Pi in Rotary Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/2GCD/HXUCVM7I/FWV2GCDHXUCVM7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/2GCD/HXUCVM7I/FWV2GCDHXUCVM7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/2GCD/HXUCVM7I/FWV2GCDHXUCVM7I.SMALL.jpg gardines I found an old Western Electric rotary phone in my attic. It's really an amazing piece of hardware. It seems to work fine several decades after its construction despite whatever abuse it took before ending up in my attic. However, I don't currently need a rotary phone.So I decided to put a Raspbe...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:14:17 PDT
Making RetroTech: A Steampunk / Clock / Gear Font http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-The-RetroTech-Font-A-SteamPunkClockGear-Fon/
Making RetroTech: A Steampunk / Clock / Gear Font - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/EO0G/HXWOU4GY/FLTEO0GHXWOU4GY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/EO0G/HXWOU4GY/FLTEO0GHXWOU4GY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/EO0G/HXWOU4GY/FLTEO0GHXWOU4GY.SMALL.jpg tcolson Want to add a RetroTech feel to your laser engraving or graphic work? Read on!I do a lot of laser engraving on the Epilog laser engraver/cutters at TechShop SJ (three 60W lasers!) and I like to use display fonts that aren't boring on one hand but aren't too fussy to engrave well on the other. I also...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:16 PDT
Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-RGB-Shelf-Lighting/
Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SMALL.jpg hockeyman271 Being the giant fan of LED's that I am i'm always trying to come up with new ways I can put them throughout my house. Today i'm going to show you how to create a simple, yet extremely eye catching, RGB Bluetooth controlled Shelf lighting system. The beauty of integrating Bluetooth into the system ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:50:27 PDT
Conductive Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Paint/
Conductive Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SMALL.gif 24Eng The goal of this experiment was to try to find an alternative to commercially available conductive paint. It is incredible stuff but expensive. I've read other Instructables like Makerboat's $1 Conductive Ink and IceCats' Paper Electronics. They helped me arrive at my own recipe, which uses only two...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:50:18 PDT