Instructables: exploring - technology - &quot http://www.instructables.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:49:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 "Things Fall Apart" Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Things-Fall-Apart-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/WFPN/GYN8W5R8/FA3WFPNGYN8W5R8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/WFPN/GYN8W5R8/FA3WFPNGYN8W5R8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/WFPN/GYN8W5R8/FA3WFPNGYN8W5R8.SMALL.jpg GretaG The "Things Fall Apart" project could be modified to fit a lesson on any book.  The basic idea is that the students were introduced to different themes and symbols in a book through hands on and creative projects.  The projects were kicked off by me explaining what each "job" was to be.  The student...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:35:07 PST
Faux Fur Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Fur-Headphones/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/BLBB/GYGFCZO3/F2YBLBBGYGFCZO3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/BLBB/GYGFCZO3/F2YBLBBGYGFCZO3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/BLBB/GYGFCZO3/F2YBLBBGYGFCZO3.SMALL.jpg Syuzi An easy tutorial on how to make a pair of ear muff headphones with a detachable cord. The tutorial requires basic sewing and soldering skills. If you do not know how to solder, you can create a pair without a detachable cord.
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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 18:14:31 PST
Random number game with PIC16F628 http://www.instructables.com/id/Random-number-game-with-PIC16F628/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/IEOX/GXUZEPOR/FQ7IEOXGXUZEPOR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/IEOX/GXUZEPOR/FQ7IEOXGXUZEPOR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/IEOX/GXUZEPOR/FQ7IEOXGXUZEPOR.SMALL.jpg eto472 Simple game that generates random numbers for you to guess, have sound, I used the PIC16F628 http://youtu.be/-R5jp4M_-YI I used the compiler PIC C Compiler and Proteus to simulate, the files are attached along with a video project working
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:38:49 PST
Streamlight Stylus Pro Flashlight Headlamp Headband modification DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Streamlight-Stylus-Pro-Flashlight-Headlamp-Headban/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/A5HS/GXUZMPTM/FTQA5HSGXUZMPTM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/A5HS/GXUZMPTM/FTQA5HSGXUZMPTM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/A5HS/GXUZMPTM/FTQA5HSGXUZMPTM.SMALL.jpg boonokian Easy ways to make your pen light hands free capable.
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:12:09 PST
Counter-Strike Source map to 3D model. http://www.instructables.com/id/Counter-Strike-Source-map-to-3D-model/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/BWOK/FTM73RNZ/FJHBWOKFTM73RNZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/BWOK/FTM73RNZ/FJHBWOKFTM73RNZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/BWOK/FTM73RNZ/FJHBWOKFTM73RNZ.SMALL.jpg Rob K Something I have wanted to do for a long time since I found out the Source SDK for making maps for the Half-life Source games could export to .DXF. This was not a simple process. Exporting to .DXF made everything as individual parts as surface models. Exporting the .DXF to a .SAT file for opening up...
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Tue, 24 Jan 2012 16:28:40 PST
How to get a screenshot through SSH http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-a-screenshot-through-SSH/
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Sat, 14 Jan 2012 11:57:26 PST
Make a battery cell holder out of 2 soda bottle caps http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-battery-cell-holder-out-of-2-soda-bottle-ca/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/G56D/GX9J2E7B/FIAG56DGX9J2E7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/G56D/GX9J2E7B/FIAG56DGX9J2E7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/G56D/GX9J2E7B/FIAG56DGX9J2E7B.SMALL.jpg ovestein Here Her is how I made a 1.5v battery cell easy connetet too  easily connected to wires.
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 20:16:56 PST
LED Gingerbread house http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Gingerbread-house/
LED Gingerbread house - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/YEZ8/GWOSAKYY/FBBYEZ8GWOSAKYY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/YEZ8/GWOSAKYY/FBBYEZ8GWOSAKYY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/YEZ8/GWOSAKYY/FBBYEZ8GWOSAKYY.SMALL.jpg NathanWilliams Last year my Wife and I started a new tradition of building a Gingerbread house for Christmas. We had a few nicely decorated houses last year, and I wanted to do a little more this year. Adding LEDs makes everything better, so that is exactly what I did! This instructable will show you how to wire...
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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 13:32:31 PST
(Almost) Idiot-Proof LED Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah http://www.instructables.com/id/Almost-Idiot-Proof-LED-HanukkahChanukah-Menorah/
(Almost) Idiot-Proof LED Hanukkah/Chanukah Menorah - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/3KOB/GWLXEPI6/FD63KOBGWLXEPI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/3KOB/GWLXEPI6/FD63KOBGWLXEPI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD6/3KOB/GWLXEPI6/FD63KOBGWLXEPI6.SMALL.jpg susanrm Hanukkah is the festival of lights. The illumination from a Hanukkah menorah (hanukkiya, if you want to be accurate) sheds a peaceful glow, meant to be displayed to the world, preferably in your front window. However, in my place at least, sticking a burning candelabra in your front window is just ...
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Mon, 26 Dec 2011 22:20:10 PST
Holiday Photo Gift Tag/Ornament Card http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-Photo-Gift-TagOrnament-Card/
Holiday Photo Gift Tag/Ornament Card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/F4ZA/GWHN3OJ3/FTYF4ZAGWHN3OJ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/F4ZA/GWHN3OJ3/FTYF4ZAGWHN3OJ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/F4ZA/GWHN3OJ3/FTYF4ZAGWHN3OJ3.SMALL.jpg susanrm Isn't it great when a project can fulfill several purposes, not just one?  This project uses a photo to create a gift tag or card that can be used as a hanging ornament for a tree or other purpose. Last week, I saw this project to make photo ornament cards featured in the Photojojo newsletter. Whi...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 22:10:51 PST
Le electric moustache (Proof-of-Principle Prototype) http://www.instructables.com/id/Le-electric-moustache-Proof-of-Principle-Prototyp/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/6NVZ/GWF60U52/FCK6NVZGWF60U52.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/6NVZ/GWF60U52/FCK6NVZGWF60U52.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/6NVZ/GWF60U52/FCK6NVZGWF60U52.SMALL.jpg fros_t Hi,  this is my first project Le electric moustache (quick and dirty). I build it with a old pcb, 10 red LED's, 4 resistors and wire. The background is soldered and the moustache use a 9v battery. Next time I would like to build a new one with fotos for a tutorial here on instructables.  Greetings ...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 03:35:58 PST
Email Reading Reindeer http://www.instructables.com/id/Email-Reading-Reindeer/
Email Reading Reindeer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/RC46/GVOX0XM4/FAKRC46GVOX0XM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/RC46/GVOX0XM4/FAKRC46GVOX0XM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/RC46/GVOX0XM4/FAKRC46GVOX0XM4.SMALL.jpg Gadget Gangster Rudolph, the Email Reading Reindeer, lets you know when you've got a new email and tells you who sent it.  Here's a demo; Rudolph uses a Propeller Platform USB to log into the email server, trigger animations, and generate the speech.  An E-Net module handles the Internet connection.  First, I'...
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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 10:09:47 PST
Open Source Temperature Controller- Appliance Heat Exchanger http://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Source-Temperature-Controller-Appliance-Heat/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/CN6A/GW3WXC7K/FJJCN6AGW3WXC7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/CN6A/GW3WXC7K/FJJCN6AGW3WXC7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/CN6A/GW3WXC7K/FJJCN6AGW3WXC7K.SMALL.jpg casuprock Here's a heat exchanger demo using the open source temperature controller. Full heat exchanger available here Intelligent controller, schematics, and code available here The open source temperature controller allows you the flexibility to control DC appliances based on the temperature of two the...
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Mon, 12 Dec 2011 21:43:56 PST
Keep multimeter probe caps from going lost http://www.instructables.com/id/Keep-multimeter-probe-caps-from-going-lost/
Keep multimeter probe caps from going lost - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/IWUP/GVXHOB5D/F38IWUPGVXHOB5D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/IWUP/GVXHOB5D/F38IWUPGVXHOB5D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F38/IWUP/GVXHOB5D/F38IWUPGVXHOB5D.SMALL.jpg Libahunt Multimeter probe caps are good to have because they keep probes clean and also keep me from poking myself  badly sometimes, clumsy as I am. But they are small and round - everything that it takes to go lost. Something has to be done. Get some air curing putty that can adhere to this plastic in ques...
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Thu, 8 Dec 2011 13:13:56 PST
Silence a Toy with a Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Silence-a-Toy-with-a-Switch/
Silence a Toy with a Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/AJ19/GUM34IKM/FKLAJ19GUM34IKM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/AJ19/GUM34IKM/FKLAJ19GUM34IKM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/AJ19/GUM34IKM/FKLAJ19GUM34IKM.SMALL.jpg pjamestx Some toys should be seen, but not heard! My 2.5 year old nephew is big on firefighters right now, so I found this great helmet for him that has a cool flashing light at the front. However, it also has a siren, and both the light and siren are controlled by the same switch. If I want to ever be able ...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2011 18:57:31 PST
Project Phobos http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-Phobos/
Project Phobos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/EI6C/GUMF7UIU/FXVEI6CGUMF7UIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/EI6C/GUMF7UIU/FXVEI6CGUMF7UIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/EI6C/GUMF7UIU/FXVEI6CGUMF7UIU.SMALL.jpg Shaotlinc Project Phobos is a little nickname I have given to a Panic Track I created using Audacity. Simply put, a Panic Track is a form of Stereophonic Tone that consists of two tones of different Frequencies which, together, can induce fear & panic. This Instructable will teach you how to make Project Phob...
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Sat, 5 Nov 2011 22:11:59 PDT
The Fan-Pushed R/C Cart a.k.a. The Computer Cart http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Fan-Pushed-RC-Cart-aka-The-Computer-Cart/
The Fan-Pushed R/C Cart a.k.a. The Computer Cart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/XO54/GTGCQDVE/F26XO54GTGCQDVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/XO54/GTGCQDVE/F26XO54GTGCQDVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/XO54/GTGCQDVE/F26XO54GTGCQDVE.SMALL.jpg aeronut01 I've decided to do something different and am actually telling you, the viewer, now that this is a work in progress. As I write this, the cart is still being perfected. Also this is a video documentary, with the "steps" being the different versions explained both in video and text, and running foot...
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Thu, 13 Oct 2011 20:13:12 PDT
Steampunk Lab Coat and Injector http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Lab-Coat-and-Injector/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/A669/GTQ7IF9H/FQ3A669GTQ7IF9H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/A669/GTQ7IF9H/FQ3A669GTQ7IF9H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/A669/GTQ7IF9H/FQ3A669GTQ7IF9H.SMALL.jpg TheAtomicSoul I wanted a lab coat but one that is an original design so I set out creating a Steampunk Labcoat. The outfit is two sections, both of which are form fitting. The white part has a zipper down the center which is covered by a white strip which is sewn in on one side and has Velcro on the other. Sadly...
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Thu, 13 Oct 2011 16:29:00 PDT
How to upload a file on Google Docs and put it in a collection http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-upload-a-file-on-Google-Docs-and-put-it-in-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/L55Z/GTJS8RB0/FD3L55ZGTJS8RB0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/L55Z/GTJS8RB0/FD3L55ZGTJS8RB0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/L55Z/GTJS8RB0/FD3L55ZGTJS8RB0.SMALL.jpg perpetualrevision This screencast video shows users how to upload a Word file to Google Docs and put it into a collection.  I made the screencast for my students, but it might be useful to anyone new to Google Docs.  Also available on Vimeo.
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 10:36:55 PDT
How to Find, Download, and Credit Images that are Free and Legal http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Find-Download-and-Credit-Images-that-are-/
How to Find, Download, and Credit Images that are Free and Legal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/I1L4/GTGCQIUI/FB1I1L4GTGCQIUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/I1L4/GTGCQIUI/FB1I1L4GTGCQIUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/I1L4/GTGCQIUI/FB1I1L4GTGCQIUI.SMALL.jpg MiltReynolds I manage several internet blogs and I try to post at least one new article weekly. When I'm feeling inspired I can write several and schedule them for automatic posting. Thus, I am often looking for free, and legal, images to add to my articles. This instructable will show you my method of finding a...
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Sat, 8 Oct 2011 22:45:13 PDT