Instructables: exploring - technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00:37:06 PST BLOX v1.01 Is Cold Air Coming into Your Home? http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-Cold-Air-Coming-into-Your-Home/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:30 PST
Carousel! An Interactive Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Carousel-An-Interactive-Sculpture/
Carousel! An Interactive Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/XPKX/I2TG37QW/FR3XPKXI2TG37QW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/XPKX/I2TG37QW/FR3XPKXI2TG37QW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR3/XPKX/I2TG37QW/FR3XPKXI2TG37QW.SMALL.jpg FluxFoundation This was a collaborative artwork by the Flux Foundation, located in Oakland, CA. Carousel is an interactive, collaborative installation for the 2014 Project Zero Perspectives Conference at Lick Wilmerding High School. Inspired by the shared experience and wonder of the swing rides of childhood carni...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:49:33 PST
IN-12 nixie clock http://www.instructables.com/id/IN-12-nixie-clock/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:01:13 PST
Light Up Your Head http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Your-Head/
Light Up Your Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/6B6Z/I2S6NXOI/FKS6B6ZI2S6NXOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/6B6Z/I2S6NXOI/FKS6B6ZI2S6NXOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKS/6B6Z/I2S6NXOI/FKS6B6ZI2S6NXOI.SMALL.jpg ohhmyhead The joke goes like this: if you want to make something Steampunk, add gears; if you want to make it CRASHspace, add LEDs.If you know me, you know that I wear bandanas always. I have several dozen (seriously, see the picture in step 1). When it comes time for events like Two Bit Circus' STEAM Carniva...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:05:39 PST
Installing a Killswitch into a guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Killswitch-into-a-guitar/
Installing a Killswitch into a guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/SR0B/I2S6MZHX/FSQSR0BI2S6MZHX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/SR0B/I2S6MZHX/FSQSR0BI2S6MZHX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/SR0B/I2S6MZHX/FSQSR0BI2S6MZHX.SMALL.jpg EricKlimaMusic Aint that Kelly a beauty? Now I'm gonna show you how I got that killswitch in there. About That Hole... To give you a little back story on how this nightmare happened, I had a 1/4" hole already drilled into the guitar from a different button I installed months ago. For the new button I needed 5/8...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:26:22 PST
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Bicycle/
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SMALL.jpg victordoes In this tutorial we are going to learn how simple it is to transform your regular bike to an awesome and safer bike! To great things in once...!Things required: Glow in the dark Paint Paper Towel Brush8x UV LED (Very important that it is UV!!)4x 330Ohm Resistor 9v battery9v battery connectorElectric...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:17:43 PST
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF http://www.instructables.com/id/5-RF-Controlled-Light-Sockets/
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/NKP4/I2RGWVVI/FV8NKP4I2RGWVVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/NKP4/I2RGWVVI/FV8NKP4I2RGWVVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/NKP4/I2RGWVVI/FV8NKP4I2RGWVVI.SMALL.jpg FabricateIO Smart lightbulbs cost your firstborn child. Which is a shame, because smart lights unlock tremendous potential for home automation, energy savings, and all sorts of cool projects.If only there was a way to control your lights without breaking the bank...And now there is! For $19 on Amazon, you can g...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:42:11 PST
3D Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Light-Painting/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:53 PST
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Color-Sensor-For-Beginners/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:49:02 PST
Satellite Radio Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/Satellite-Radio-Boombox/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:21:47 PST
Microcontroller Register Manipulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Microcontroller-Register-Manipulation/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:28:43 PST
Copy your keys with SUGRU http://www.instructables.com/id/Copy-your-door-keys-with-SUGRU/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 09:48:40 PDT
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strobe-Lights-for-Towing-Plowing-Etc/
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I recently traded in my big pickup for a blazer. the big truck had a full size light bar on the roof but the blazer has a sunroof so I cant go that way again. I looked at different hideaway strobes and I even have an old twin tube strobe dashboard plow light but where's the fun in using something ...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:22:47 PDT
3D Printed Head Light Motor Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Head-Light-Motor-Gear/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:46:30 PST
3D Print Skeleton Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-Skeleton-Robot/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 01:18:52 PST
Gongbutton: Big button to control your gongs http://www.instructables.com/id/Gongbutton-Big-button-to-control-your-gongs/
Gongbutton: Big button to control your gongs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/J8VB/I2P3PFFP/F9FJ8VBI2P3PFFP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/J8VB/I2P3PFFP/F9FJ8VBI2P3PFFP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/J8VB/I2P3PFFP/F9FJ8VBI2P3PFFP.SMALL.jpg narced133 At the Stripe office, there's a tradition of ringing a gong at meal times. As we grew, I built a cluster of networked robotic gongs to keep the tradition alive throughout the office (see instructable for Gongbot). The Gongbutton sits in the kitchen to trigger all of the Gongbots. Gongbutton shares m...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:16:46 PST
3D to 2D to 3D Fabrication Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-to-2D-to-3D-Fabrication-Techniques/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:34:33 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
Movember Beard Furry http://www.instructables.com/id/Movember-Beard-Furry/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:55:35 PST
The Don't-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dont-Leave-Home-Without-It-Machine/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:03:00 PST
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
Turn-Taking Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Taking-Device/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:55:18 PST
Make a Cat Bed from a Computer Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Cat-Bed-from-a-Computer-Monitor/
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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 20:44:08 PST
Useful Gestures - sculpture series http://www.instructables.com/id/Useful-Gestures-sculpture-series/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:24:37 PST
Intel IoT Analytics Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-IoT-Analytics-Dashboard/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:25:14 PST
Good Morning Sunshine: The littleBits Wakeup Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Good-Morning-Sunshine-The-littleBits-Wakeup-Machin/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:26:55 PST
DIY slim NeoPixel strip with Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-slim-NeoPixel-strip-with-Spark-Core/
DIY slim NeoPixel strip with Spark Core - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/NLK4/I2KSN13S/F3JNLK4I2KSN13S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/NLK4/I2KSN13S/F3JNLK4I2KSN13S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/NLK4/I2KSN13S/F3JNLK4I2KSN13S.SMALL.jpg zerblatt007 We needed some edge lightning for an edge-lit sign we are making for #HackBergen hackerspace.To make the sign easier to make I would like the LEDs to be on a strip which is as slim as possible. NeoPixel strips+chips for sale appear to be 10mm or wider. However ws2812b 5050 chips are 5mm wide, allow...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:04:25 PST
Kid-friendly PuppyDuino 0.31 http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-friendly-PuppyDuino-031/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:59:49 PST
Make a 3D model from pictures http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-3D-model-from-pictures/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 18:45:18 PST
Electronics Necklace from Headphone Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Necklace-from-Headphone-Cable/
Electronics Necklace from Headphone Cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/X6XV/I2LM78K8/FIDX6XVI2LM78K8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/X6XV/I2LM78K8/FIDX6XVI2LM78K8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/X6XV/I2LM78K8/FIDX6XVI2LM78K8.SMALL.jpg dalequark For some time, I've been contemplating how I can make an intelligent, micro-controller-powered necklace, but I hadn't been able to figure out how to make it small enough to be attractive. Even if a microcontroller is small enough to fit in a necklace pendant, the battery to power it usually isn't. ...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 09:16:21 PST
Two Player Simon Memory Game With External Switches http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Player-Simon-Memory-Game-With-External-Switche/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:06:36 PST
Geared Up for Christmas http://www.instructables.com/id/Geared-Up-for-Christmas/
Geared Up for Christmas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/PT83/I2BRC97I/F7FPT83I2BRC97I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/PT83/I2BRC97I/F7FPT83I2BRC97I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/PT83/I2BRC97I/F7FPT83I2BRC97I.SMALL.jpg tiff.robbins This ornament is mesh of holiday cheer and love of the mechanics made possible by 3D printing. It'll take you through the design process of making a movable/rotating ornament for your Christmas tree this year. Open up your CAD design software, and draw a gear base. Extrude the gear base to giv...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 14:55:02 PST
My 3D Printed Fiancée http://www.instructables.com/id/My-3D-Printed-Fiancé/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:30:32 PST
Pie Tin Christmas Tree with GE Color Effects LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Pie-Tin-Christmas-Tree-with-GE-Color-Effects-LED-L/
Pie Tin Christmas Tree with GE Color Effects LED Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/58KS/I2KSEUQS/F9F58KSI2KSEUQS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/58KS/I2KSEUQS/F9F58KSI2KSEUQS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/58KS/I2KSEUQS/F9F58KSI2KSEUQS.SMALL.jpg BillT3 An age old DIY holiday decoration project for your front yard is the pie pan Christmas tree. This instructable describes how to update this project with the GE Color Effects color changing LED bulbs. The GE Color Effects bulbs look awesome in the pie tins at night, and they also provide improved el...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 21:27:54 PST
3D Printed Mustache Beer Tap Handle http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Mustache-Beer-Tap-Handle/
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:00:35 PST
How to 'bling' up a boring staircase http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bling-up-a-boring-staircase/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:14:50 PST
Solar Polymorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Polymorph-Mushrooms/
Solar Polymorph Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/0TQF/I2KS94IQ/F9F0TQFI2KS94IQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/0TQF/I2KS94IQ/F9F0TQFI2KS94IQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/0TQF/I2KS94IQ/F9F0TQFI2KS94IQ.SMALL.jpg Slime Eel My brother has always had a strange obsession with mushrooms (not eating them just looking at them) so I made this mushroom lamp thing. It is solar powered and made with polymorph plastic so you can always change the poses of the mushrooms later. It will charge during the day and turn on at night. ...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 16:23:55 PST
Sound Map Animation http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Map-Animation/
Sound Map Animation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/SOF1/I2KBSFYU/FSJSOF1I2KBSFYU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/SOF1/I2KBSFYU/FSJSOF1I2KBSFYU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/SOF1/I2KBSFYU/FSJSOF1I2KBSFYU.SMALL.jpg bsauta Have you ever wanted to create a visual representation of the sounds around you? With this tutorial you can do just that!By creating an animated visual sound map you can create a better understanding of the sounds around you and how they can be interpreted in different ways! By using photoshop, illu...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:59:05 PST
Make your own AMP! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-AMP/
Make your own AMP! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SMALL.jpg roanbuma Hello everyone this is my first tutorial on instructables!Over a year ago I decided to make my own AMP, it had to be able to play music from your phone to big speakers. It had to be small, but still capable of playingloud music. I also wanted to be able to ajust the volume. It had to look nice and b...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:25:26 PST
How to make an arduino "get off my property" machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-arduino-get-off-my-property-machine/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:35:54 PST
Antique Digital Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Antique-Digital-Camera/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:45:59 PST
Draper 2.0, Illuminated Pocket Square http://www.instructables.com/id/Draper-20-Illuminated-Pocket-Square/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:48:55 PST
Self-balancing Raleigh Chopper inspired scooter http://www.instructables.com/id/Raleigh-Chopper-inspired-self-balancing-scooter/
Self-balancing Raleigh Chopper inspired scooter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/FAB4/I2I42WXQ/FU8FAB4I2I42WXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/FAB4/I2I42WXQ/FU8FAB4I2I42WXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/FAB4/I2I42WXQ/FU8FAB4I2I42WXQ.SMALL.jpg XenonJohn As an avid maker of "things that Seg" I was recently involved in the Hackaday competition with the MediCycle. This was a big one wheeled electric motorbike styled machine. Impressive looking maybe but quite difficult to ride and if you fell off it really hurt:I have also built all sorts of other sel...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:00:40 PST
Controlling your Christmas lights with Text Messages http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-your-Christmas-lights-with-Text-Messag/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:01:24 PST
Falangafone - Use Gestures to Control Your Music! http://www.instructables.com/id/Falangafone-Use-Gestures-to-Control-Your-Music/
Falangafone - Use Gestures to Control Your Music! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/A5WT/I2I45P7H/F8UA5WTI2I45P7H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/A5WT/I2I45P7H/F8UA5WTI2I45P7H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8U/A5WT/I2I45P7H/F8UA5WTI2I45P7H.SMALL.jpg nelsonliu At HackPrinceton 2014, my teammate and I built a robust, hand movement-controlled music system. We used the Leap Motion and its developer API to capture hand and finger data, and we utilized the Python language and the Pyo library for Python to process audio files in a variety of ways with the data ...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:14:06 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
portable 20w solar charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/N9IS/I2I4C6KL/FGFN9ISI2I4C6KL.SMALL.jpg terrible tinkerer I've been charging 18650 rechargeable batteries from a small 12v battery solar charger for a few months now. Not impressed with the charge rate, spending an entire sunny day only to maybe have a single 18650 battery charged. I decided to step it up a notch & bought a 20w 12v solar panel from an...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
Control robotic arm with gloves, Android Phone and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-robotic-arm-with-gloves-Android-Phone-and-/
Control robotic arm with gloves, Android Phone and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/8F1O/I2KBQ5F7/FTQ8F1OI2KBQ5F7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/8F1O/I2KBQ5F7/FTQ8F1OI2KBQ5F7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/8F1O/I2KBQ5F7/FTQ8F1OI2KBQ5F7.SMALL.jpg ashraf nabil Today, we have almost 2 techniques to play with Robotic Arm, either by buttons for example as on Game shield or using gloves that include sensors. Yet, today I will show you a new technique by using only your Android Phone and Arduino.Basically, The project illustrate how to send the mobile sensors ...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:03:04 PST
Small color change Christmas tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-color-changing-Christmas-tree/
Small color change Christmas tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/VJ0F/I2KBPZMZ/FK8VJ0FI2KBPZMZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/VJ0F/I2KBPZMZ/FK8VJ0FI2KBPZMZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/VJ0F/I2KBPZMZ/FK8VJ0FI2KBPZMZ.SMALL.jpg Matqux How can you make a color change Christmas tree? Please watch the video This idea shows how can You make a color change tree from glue. Tools You don't need too many thing for this small tree.You need:-a glue gun-a pair of scrissors-a blade-a calipers Materials You need: -glue-a RGB color ch...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:29:08 PST
DiddyBorg: The Mini 6 wheeled Raspberry Pi Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/DiddyBorg-The-Mini-6-wheeled-Raspberry-Pi-Robot/
DiddyBorg: The Mini 6 wheeled Raspberry Pi Robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/4FAS/I2I4IGMC/FD04FASI2I4IGMC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/4FAS/I2I4IGMC/FD04FASI2I4IGMC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/4FAS/I2I4IGMC/FD04FASI2I4IGMC.SMALL.jpg PiBorg DiddyBorg is our robust robot kit for the Raspberry Pi. He can be controlled via autonomous software, via a Bluetooth controller such as the PS3 or over Wifi through a keyboard. Check out this video of him rolling around!This Instructables is concerned with the building of the hardware. There is som...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:06:20 PST
Interactive LED Programmable Canvas http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Programmable-Canvas/
Interactive LED Programmable Canvas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/YSE6/I2IWB8OZ/FHAYSE6I2IWB8OZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/YSE6/I2IWB8OZ/FHAYSE6I2IWB8OZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/YSE6/I2IWB8OZ/FHAYSE6I2IWB8OZ.SMALL.jpg tomhv9 The Aim of this project was to go one step further with the custom canvas'. It cost a bit more but the potential is much greater for this design Theory White LED Resistor CalcsVce = 0.3V @150mALED Voltage Drop = 3.2V @ 20mA Vcc = 9V 9-0.3-3.2 = 5.5V - 5.5/0.02 = 275R ~ 300R **********************...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:20:22 PST