Instructables: exploring - technology - 12v http://www.instructables.com Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:15:32 PDT BLOX v1.01 Monitoring Load Feedback of an Actuator http://www.instructables.com/id/Monitoring-Load-Feedback-of-an-Actuator/
Monitoring Load Feedback of an Actuator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/Z1ZQ/IDSN9VJI/FJAZ1ZQIDSN9VJI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/Z1ZQ/IDSN9VJI/FJAZ1ZQIDSN9VJI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/Z1ZQ/IDSN9VJI/FJAZ1ZQIDSN9VJI.SMALL.jpg ProgressiveAuto1 In this Instructable, we'll be learning how to monitor the amount of current that an actuator is using, so that you can tell how much force it is applying. This is a more advanced project, requiring in-depth coding and calibrating.The programming we will be doing today will cover debouncing of switc...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:19:12 PDT
DIY Digital Compass (for your car) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Digital-Compass-for-your-car/
DIY Digital Compass (for your car) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/8Q8H/IDFW9NO7/FHS8Q8HIDFW9NO7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/8Q8H/IDFW9NO7/FHS8Q8HIDFW9NO7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/8Q8H/IDFW9NO7/FHS8Q8HIDFW9NO7.SMALL.jpg DaAwesomeP I'm astounded that some cars don't have a digital compass always visible. You either have to launch the navigation app each time which may even disappear when you adjust the radio. In this project, you'll create a digital compass that can be powered by by the cigarette lighter or another source (bat...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:51:15 PDT
12V Relay with Timer Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/12V-Relay-with-Timer-Switch/
12V Relay with Timer Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/HJ9Z/ICYN1HZQ/FBZHJ9ZICYN1HZQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/HJ9Z/ICYN1HZQ/FBZHJ9ZICYN1HZQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/HJ9Z/ICYN1HZQ/FBZHJ9ZICYN1HZQ.SMALL.jpg ProgressiveAuto1 In this Instructable, we'll be learning how to use a timer switch and a 12V relay to control the extension of an Actuator. You'll be able to set the timer with up to 17 time schedules, and have the actuator extend and retract when the time is right.No coding is required, all control comes from the...
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 17:00:31 PDT
12v Powerbank - USB to 12v http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-Powerbank-USB-to-12v/
12v Powerbank - USB to 12v - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/ZEMK/ICRXH45O/FRBZEMKICRXH45O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/ZEMK/ICRXH45O/FRBZEMKICRXH45O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/ZEMK/ICRXH45O/FRBZEMKICRXH45O.SMALL.jpg vicesat You only need 3 simple things- A boost converter (This is the cheapest with voltmeter, the same i use)http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-DC-4-5-32V-to-5V-52V-XL...- A USB Cable - And is optional, but a estandar DC power plug is usefullThen connect, adjust the output voltage to 12v and thats all :) Its sim...
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:42:22 PDT
LED Desk Light http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Desk-Light/
LED Desk Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/536J/ICJLY8EC/FGS536JICJLY8EC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/536J/ICJLY8EC/FGS536JICJLY8EC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/536J/ICJLY8EC/FGS536JICJLY8EC.SMALL.jpg agoldsmith1 I didn't like the light angles in my room or my touch lamp taking up desk space, so I made my own lightI had some leftover rgb led strip from adding under-dash lighting in my car. I used a moderate amount (50-60 LED) for this little project. I didn't use a controller, so it doesn't change color. I d...
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Sat, 25 Jul 2015 20:36:02 PDT
How to Make a Simple Motion Sensor Led Light (Revisited) (PIR) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Simple-Motion-Sensor-Led-Light-Revis/
How to Make a Simple Motion Sensor Led Light (Revisited) (PIR) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/WNVC/IBAA9TVS/FRPWNVCIBAA9TVS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/WNVC/IBAA9TVS/FRPWNVCIBAA9TVS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/WNVC/IBAA9TVS/FRPWNVCIBAA9TVS.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hi Again!Now, I am here with a new Model of PIR Simple Motion Sensor Led Light!The Previous Instructable had Portability Issues and a Resistor Problem.In this Version i have made it more Compact and Easy to keep with a little improvement which i got from comment.Kits would be soon available for Grab...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:41:56 PDT
INSANELY cool LED Light Under 3$ that runs for 10hrs http://www.instructables.com/id/INSANELY-cool-LED-Light-Under-3-that-runs-for-300h/
INSANELY cool LED Light Under 3$ that runs for 10hrs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/KIL4/I9GWCI0G/FV8KIL4I9GWCI0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/KIL4/I9GWCI0G/FV8KIL4I9GWCI0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/KIL4/I9GWCI0G/FV8KIL4I9GWCI0G.SMALL.jpg danorul9 This is an easy tutorial to build a LED Emergency Light using a 12V LED Lightstrip. This can be used as a night lamp. All the items can be purchased at a local electronic shop. It runs for about 10hrs+. The total cost of this build comes to about $3
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Sat, 9 May 2015 21:43:10 PDT
Basic Electronic Amplifier 9v To 12v Cigar Box Closed Guitar Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronic-Amplifier-9v-To-12v-Cigar-Box-Clo/
Basic Electronic Amplifier 9v To 12v Cigar Box Closed Guitar Amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/IGCJ/I8H6DSGV/FPQIGCJI8H6DSGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/IGCJ/I8H6DSGV/FPQIGCJI8H6DSGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/IGCJ/I8H6DSGV/FPQIGCJI8H6DSGV.SMALL.jpg ️Roy Glen Gilliam Pick Out Your Cigar Box I'm using a vintage Stand-up Display Cigar Box. I bought this years ago, but I'm also using another box inside this one to seal it up. The box I'm using inside - I bought at a local cigar shop for $1. I'm also using an air filter from my work - when the ambulance is servi...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:33:07 PDT
5 programs 12V leds Lights Organ http://www.instructables.com/id/5-programs-12V-leds-Lights-Organ/
5 programs 12V leds Lights Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/VWBS/I6J7TCKI/FWMVWBSI6J7TCKI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/VWBS/I6J7TCKI/FWMVWBSI6J7TCKI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/VWBS/I6J7TCKI/FWMVWBSI6J7TCKI.SMALL.jpg udubinsky Soon to come our Purim party and as such we will need a light organ.Using an Arduino i made a 5 pre programmed, speed controlled, 4 12V leds (4-pack). These are the things you will need : Arduino pro mini (5v) or another arduino.Push buttonPotentiometer4 leds (regular)4 4-pack 12V ledssome wiresB...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:34:34 PST
Easy And Cheapest Way to Fix LCD TV Backlight. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-And-Cheapest-Way-to-Fix-LCD-TV-Backlight/
Easy And Cheapest Way to Fix LCD TV Backlight. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/HR6S/I5JHQMW7/FGMHR6SI5JHQMW7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/HR6S/I5JHQMW7/FGMHR6SI5JHQMW7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/HR6S/I5JHQMW7/FGMHR6SI5JHQMW7.SMALL.jpg J_K_Official Requirement_LCD TVTools to disassemble LCDSMD LED Non-Waterproof Flexible Strips 5050 DC12VWires,Powder & Soldering Iron Disassemble LCD TV Full disassemble LCD TV To Replace Backlight Using Tools. Work With SMD LED 5050 12v Divide As your requirement !Here i am using 22" LCD Display which Req...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:48:15 PST
The Uber Cool Ultimate DJ Party Lamp... http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Uber-Cool-Ultimate-DJ-Party-Lamp/
The Uber Cool Ultimate DJ Party Lamp... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/QIV1/I50X5MCZ/F2PQIV1I50X5MCZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/QIV1/I50X5MCZ/F2PQIV1I50X5MCZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/QIV1/I50X5MCZ/F2PQIV1I50X5MCZ.SMALL.jpg Mr AbAk Want to watch your Favorite Instructable in your own language click the link below-SpanishGermanJapaneseChineseHello friends please Vote us In the Let's Party Challenge and On a budget Contest...Hello Dear Partymakers,A few days ago we were wondering what to do with a old glass rod that our father h...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:29:17 PST
Music blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-blinking-LED/
Music blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is an easy step by step guide to make cheap sound reacting LEDs that is blinking to the bass of the music you play. The music blinker is powered by an 9v battery which makes it portable and small. Parts and tools PARTS:TIP 31 CPCB Male AUX cable3x LEDs9v battery9v battery clipJumper wiresTOO...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:01:06 PST
Power a 12V WiFi DSL Router from a PC Power Supply Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-a-12V-WiFi-DSL-Router-from-a-PC-Power-Supply/
Power a 12V WiFi DSL Router from a PC Power Supply Unit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/V44V/I4UNLP7B/FYXV44VI4UNLP7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/V44V/I4UNLP7B/FYXV44VI4UNLP7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/V44V/I4UNLP7B/FYXV44VI4UNLP7B.SMALL.jpg hikaru mounir Hello everybody.How are you?Do you know what is the worst scenario could internet addicts had ?!No internet access.Today I will show you how to power a 12v WiFi DSL Router from a PC power supply unit.I tried it with a friend and it worked fine.It was an emergency solution, and we did not pay for ano...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:13:12 PST
DIY 12V Car E-Cig / Box Mod V.2 with variable voltage http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-12V-Car-E-Cig-Box-Mod-V2/
DIY 12V Car E-Cig / Box Mod V.2 with variable voltage - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/1T0D/I4UNMMQ2/FPG1T0DI4UNMMQ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/1T0D/I4UNMMQ2/FPG1T0DI4UNMMQ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/1T0D/I4UNMMQ2/FPG1T0DI4UNMMQ2.SMALL.jpg Eetzi96 This is version 2 of my 12V E-cig for cars or what ever with a 12V socket (Link to old version).This version has variable voltage, so no messing around with those power resistors and calculations (Old vers).Because those DNA 30,40 and other Vape Chips cost so much compared to this simple circuit, an...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:36:18 PST
Building a Web Enabled Door Lock using Rest API and Raspberry PI http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Web-Enabled-Door-Lock-using-Rest-API-an/
Building a Web Enabled Door Lock using Rest API and Raspberry PI - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/OTDZ/I3H4XWQY/F4WOTDZI3H4XWQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/OTDZ/I3H4XWQY/F4WOTDZI3H4XWQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/OTDZ/I3H4XWQY/F4WOTDZI3H4XWQY.SMALL.jpg HeshamO In this instructable, we will build a web enabled electronic door lock from scratch using RESTFUL API, Node JS and Raspberry PI to provide the web service consumed by the mobile app or any REST client.The Architecture is divided in two 3 parts : The REST Server (NodeJS, express and pi-gpio) installa...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:31:01 PST
DIY breadboard power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-breadboard-power-supply/
DIY breadboard power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/3XQT/I2TQUWTF/FJ13XQTI2TQUWTF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/3XQT/I2TQUWTF/FJ13XQTI2TQUWTF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ1/3XQT/I2TQUWTF/FJ13XQTI2TQUWTF.SMALL.jpg ibenkos In this project I´m making an 5v and 12v power supply for the Radioshack breadboard. his Parts The parts I used for this project is:* 5v to 12v step up* Wires* Small project box* 4 male pins* PCB* Breadboard* 4x battery holder / USB cable Make it fit My 5-12v step up did not fit in the box I ...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11:54 PST
Telescope - 12V Portable Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Telescope-12V-Portable-Power/
Telescope - 12V Portable Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/54PN/I1TQQGGC/F2154PNI1TQQGGC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/54PN/I1TQQGGC/F2154PNI1TQQGGC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/54PN/I1TQQGGC/F2154PNI1TQQGGC.SMALL.jpg BacknBlack I built this for my telescope and as i told my wife, and portable charging station for cell phones in an emergency.It turned out the learning curve was fun, but a bit pricey as i got more into building it. I ended up spending about 75ish in parts, if you were to total the whole thing, it'd probably...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:12:24 PDT
12 Volt Travelmate - A Cooler That Provides Storage And Power http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-Travelmate-A-Cooler-That-Provides-Storage-/
12 Volt Travelmate - A Cooler That Provides Storage And Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/Q1BD/I1MQAYVW/F1WQ1BDI1MQAYVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/Q1BD/I1MQAYVW/F1WQ1BDI1MQAYVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/Q1BD/I1MQAYVW/F1WQ1BDI1MQAYVW.SMALL.jpg miskie As can be seen from my profile info to the right, I deliver mail for a living along the back roads of a small Massachusetts town. Its a good job, quiet, and most of the time I'm alone with my thoughts - which is where most of my ideas come from. Anyway - I spend most of my time on the road in a typi...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:40:18 PDT
Portable LED glove box illuminator http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-LED-glove-box-illuminator/
Portable LED glove box illuminator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/45FV/I0NOHQ1J/F5T45FVI0NOHQ1J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/45FV/I0NOHQ1J/F5T45FVI0NOHQ1J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/45FV/I0NOHQ1J/F5T45FVI0NOHQ1J.SMALL.jpg gmiedalien Here is a little battery powered portable glove box light. You can position it on the inside of your glove box using Velcro or other brand hook and loop, so when you open the glove box, the door switch will turn on the light, and when you close the glove box, the light will turn off. (or does it? ...
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:08:49 PDT
DIY 12v car E-Cig / Box mod http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-12v-car-E-Cig-Box-mod/
DIY 12v car E-Cig / Box mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KJ2Y/HZXYQ2FP/FT6KJ2YHZXYQ2FP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KJ2Y/HZXYQ2FP/FT6KJ2YHZXYQ2FP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KJ2Y/HZXYQ2FP/FT6KJ2YHZXYQ2FP.SMALL.jpg Eetzi96 New version is out, Check it out!Here is my box mod that uses 12v car cigarette lighter socket as a power source.I built it from stuff I had lying around so it may not be the best nor the prettiest but it vapes like a beast!depending on the thread you are using (510 or 510/ego) you can use any tank ...
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:12:12 PDT
Mobile 12V Sound System http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-12V-Sound-System/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:33:56 PDT
~12VAC to 12VDC converter circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/12VAC-to-12VDC-converter-circuit/
~12VAC to 12VDC converter circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/843M/HZGT9HZP/FDF843MHZGT9HZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/843M/HZGT9HZP/FDF843MHZGT9HZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/843M/HZGT9HZP/FDF843MHZGT9HZP.SMALL.jpg fx8 That's my individual idea :) Parts: 1N4007 diodes x4470uF 25V electrolytic capacitor x1stabilizer 7812 x1fuse 150mA 250V or 600mA 250V x1fuse socket x1transformer ~220-230V 50Hz or 6...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 07:02:17 PDT
12v LED for into a car http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-LED-for-into-a-car/
12v LED for into a car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/UZF5/HZB3HTI6/FBVUZF5HZB3HTI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/UZF5/HZB3HTI6/FBVUZF5HZB3HTI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/UZF5/HZB3HTI6/FBVUZF5HZB3HTI6.SMALL.jpg HiddePi I am dutch and some things are translated with Google Translate.An LED light is efficient, can last a long time, but if you buy an LED light with several LEDs that can not directly into the 12 volt socket of the car. If you follow the instructions of this instructable, you can make yourself some 12v...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:25:16 PDT
Super simple vacuum cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-vacuum-cleaner/
Super simple vacuum cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/8XKC/HYHGE2OM/FYZ8XKCHYHGE2OM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/8XKC/HYHGE2OM/FYZ8XKCHYHGE2OM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/8XKC/HYHGE2OM/FYZ8XKCHYHGE2OM.SMALL.jpg matass Hello everyone, I want to share this awesome project. I made a vacuum cleaner out of fan and old shoes box.{Sorry for bad English} You will need You will need:*Shoes box*9v battery*Switch*Plastic food container*Small ruler*Some ducktape*Some hot glue Results Attach fan to a box Fan must be...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:22:06 PDT
Portable USB Smartphone Charger V3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-USB-Smartphone-Charger-V3/
Portable USB Smartphone Charger V3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/J7NR/HY3Z9D1E/FDEJ7NRHY3Z9D1E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/J7NR/HY3Z9D1E/FDEJ7NRHY3Z9D1E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/J7NR/HY3Z9D1E/FDEJ7NRHY3Z9D1E.SMALL.jpg KevinsL1 Hi Instructables audience!In this instructable i'm showing you how to make simple usb charger. This is my 3'd version for this kind of charger and this one is upgraded to allow voltage to flow on stable 12v and no backward flow. Basicly this one works on it's full potentional ,without any possible w...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:54:47 PDT
How to make your own AVR programming station for under 8 bucks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-AVR-programming-station-for-u/
How to make your own AVR programming station for under 8 bucks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/CGG4/HXTFVA8Q/F3YCGG4HXTFVA8Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/CGG4/HXTFVA8Q/F3YCGG4HXTFVA8Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/CGG4/HXTFVA8Q/F3YCGG4HXTFVA8Q.SMALL.jpg john1a Hello again!The last year I have been practicing with AVR microcontrollers and Arduinos.I first bought a *classic* Attiny85 and programmed it through my arduino Leonardo. It was awesome to see a bare chip do programmed things (in a fraction of arduino cost). After getting some knowledge on AVRs I ma...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:28:20 PDT
LED mini-spotlights http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-mini-spotlights/
LED mini-spotlights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/RQ0K/HX90V84V/FQ8RQ0KHX90V84V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/RQ0K/HX90V84V/FQ8RQ0KHX90V84V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/RQ0K/HX90V84V/FQ8RQ0KHX90V84V.SMALL.jpg Dustin Rogers A truck I had a few years ago had dark tinted windows and it was very difficult to see when backing up at night. I built some LED lights to mount under the bumper of my truck when I put the truck in reverse. There were a few design flaws with these, but this is how I did it. Gather the materials ...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 20:19:17 PDT
Electric Drill Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Drill-Battery-Charger/
Electric Drill Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/YRZU/HX1WCXCP/F9EYRZUHX1WCXCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/YRZU/HX1WCXCP/F9EYRZUHX1WCXCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/YRZU/HX1WCXCP/F9EYRZUHX1WCXCP.SMALL.jpg nzsammy I was looking for a way to charge my Smartphone while on the go, I had looked at many battery packs, but none i had found gave me the mAh rating that i was after.One day when charging my cordless drill batteries, i thought can i modify this to charge my phone instead of charging the drill battery.I ...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 03:18:45 PDT
PSU Bay Fan Mod (For Computers) http://www.instructables.com/id/PSU-Bay-Fan-Mod-For-Computers/
PSU Bay Fan Mod (For Computers) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/2QMD/HWZ9UTLT/F9S2QMDHWZ9UTLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/2QMD/HWZ9UTLT/F9S2QMDHWZ9UTLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/2QMD/HWZ9UTLT/F9S2QMDHWZ9UTLT.SMALL.jpg Shadow Of Intent Some modern PC cases have two locations in which a power supply can be mounted (eg, Antec 1900). You can even put one in each if the computer requires a lot of power. Usually though, one bay ends up empty, and if it's the one near the graphics card it's a great opportunity to place a fan for additio...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 14:05:05 PDT
Kitchen Led Bar lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-home-improvement-Led-lights/
Kitchen Led Bar lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/TOJM/HW4OG1VO/FJJTOJMHW4OG1VO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/TOJM/HW4OG1VO/FJJTOJMHW4OG1VO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/TOJM/HW4OG1VO/FJJTOJMHW4OG1VO.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen This is very cheap an easy project to do. It took me about 1 hr to install. The cost was around 22 euros. The view before installation I have just moved to a new house and while moving all the stuff to their own places i saw how miserable the kitchen looks. The space is small and the lightning is...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:04:03 PDT
Boombox 8 12v internal battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Boom-box-8-kg-12v-with-internal-battery/
Boombox 8 12v internal battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/DZUA/HZGT9N69/FKPDZUAHZGT9N69.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/DZUA/HZGT9N69/FKPDZUAHZGT9N69.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/DZUA/HZGT9N69/FKPDZUAHZGT9N69.SMALL.jpg timi88 (The main image is the new box with the same steps!!)This BoomBox is my third one. That one is more mobile, and so I wanted to achieve a better sound.The main idea was to use a lighter materials with better durability.The Components:- wood (3 mm thick)- bike battery - 12v (7 amp or more)- battery ch...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 16:53:44 PDT
Repairing an overheating laptop by changing existing fan to 12V BLDC fan and improving airflow http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-an-overheating-laptop-by-changing-existi/
Repairing an overheating laptop by changing existing fan to 12V BLDC fan and improving airflow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/GRLR/HRWN7ILQ/FALGRLRHRWN7ILQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/GRLR/HRWN7ILQ/FALGRLRHRWN7ILQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/GRLR/HRWN7ILQ/FALGRLRHRWN7ILQ.SMALL.jpg advancetard Repairing an overheating laptop by changing existing fan to 12V BLDC fan and improving airflow This tutorial will go over several step to cool down an overheating laptop beyond dust and cleaning and note the inefficiency of laptop heatsinks fans and cooling. This one in particular cannot run CPU@10...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:41:07 PST
Ammo Can 12V Power Supply - Updated! http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammo-Can-12V-Power-Supply/
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:19:33 PDT
Hardware Flashlight 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardware-Flashlight-20/
Hardware Flashlight 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/58K1/HKM944Z2/FQN58K1HKM944Z2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/58K1/HKM944Z2/FQN58K1HKM944Z2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/58K1/HKM944Z2/FQN58K1HKM944Z2.SMALL.jpg sjroth A few months ago I posted my first Hardware Flashlight here on Instructables. Though it was a mediocre success, I loved the concept and wanted to have one that worked. So I thought of all the ways that I could improve it. Here's the list of possible improvements I made for the first Instructable: "...
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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:46:50 PDT
A Portable 12v Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Portable-12v-Power-Supply/
A Portable 12v Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/ODTE/HJUWRQGF/FM0ODTEHJUWRQGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/ODTE/HJUWRQGF/FM0ODTEHJUWRQGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/ODTE/HJUWRQGF/FM0ODTEHJUWRQGF.SMALL.jpg belliott76 OK so here's the backstory on this one...I was going to go camping with my kids, and we do some easy geocaching. I usually use my phone, but wanted something that didn't need a data connection. I'm on a tight budget, and I already had a GPS unit, but the battery doesn't hold a charge. I looked up bu...
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 06:11:46 PDT
RGB LED Bike Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Bike-Lighting/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/A8I3/HJKC67CB/FAHA8I3HJKC67CB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/A8I3/HJKC67CB/FAHA8I3HJKC67CB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/A8I3/HJKC67CB/FAHA8I3HJKC67CB.SMALL.jpg l1_am This project is a simple way to light up your bike using off the shelf LED lights. I used IKEA decorative lighting bars, which came with a small control box. The controls include a colour wheel, fade, and colour flash modes. I used some Sugru to waterproof the ends of the otherwise enclosed light st...
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Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:17:37 PDT
How do I power my finished circuit? Here's the fix! Just plug it in !! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-do-I-power-my-finished-circuit-Heres-the-fix/
How do I power my finished circuit? Here's the fix! Just plug it in !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/60GN/HH2VNF5H/FC160GNHH2VNF5H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/60GN/HH2VNF5H/FC160GNHH2VNF5H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/60GN/HH2VNF5H/FC160GNHH2VNF5H.SMALL.jpg SuperTech-IT OK - so you've moved your project to a perfboard or you're designing a PC board for it. The question is - what's a cheap and easy way to power it? Well, we are familiar with the wall warts, but they are often bulky, and not always convenient. Yes, you can use an iPhone charger, but the USB cord come...
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Tue, 28 May 2013 22:16:03 PDT
Easy Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Battery-Holder/
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 02:03:43 PST
5V voltage regulator with 7805 http://www.instructables.com/id/5V-voltage-regulator-with-7805/
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Sat, 19 Jan 2013 01:56:23 PST
12VDC/220VAC relay module for Arduino (homemade) http://www.instructables.com/id/12VDC220VAC-relay-module-for-Arduino-homemade/
12VDC/220VAC relay module for Arduino (homemade) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/DP3G/HAQ3B6E4/FAUDP3GHAQ3B6E4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/DP3G/HAQ3B6E4/FAUDP3GHAQ3B6E4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/DP3G/HAQ3B6E4/FAUDP3GHAQ3B6E4.SMALL.jpg Timofte Andrei Hi there! Few days ago I've made a small relay module for my Arduino. The problem was that I founded in my local electronic parts shop, relays controlled by 12V instead of 5V as it is required by Arduino. So I checked on internet for schematics and I managed to find a simple schematic that I've chan...
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 23:22:53 PST
DIY LED Replacement Bulbs for 12 Volt Landscape Lighting Wedge Base Bulbs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Replacement-Bulbs-for-12-Volt-Landscape-Li/
DIY LED Replacement Bulbs for 12 Volt Landscape Lighting Wedge Base Bulbs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/5DLJ/HA4M4QCG/FR45DLJHA4M4QCG.SMALL.jpg All4FunOC A while ago I decided to minimize our energy usage using LED lights wherever possible. Why not start in the front yard? I was using a 500 Watt supply and now use a 44 Watt supply!  I looked online for Wedge Base LED Bulbs. I saw lots of fancy circuitry and weatherproof housings that were going into ...
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Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:58:01 PST
12v to 7v Molex Fan Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-to-7v-Molex-Fan-Switch/
12v to 7v Molex Fan Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/AGNZ/H97JYBZF/FZLAGNZH97JYBZF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/AGNZ/H97JYBZF/FZLAGNZH97JYBZF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZL/AGNZ/H97JYBZF/FZLAGNZH97JYBZF.SMALL.jpg vanwazltoff When you have high performance fans [high CFM and static pressure] your fans tend to be pretty noisy [over 20dBA] when you use them at 12v. I will show you how to make a simple 12v to 7v switch so you can silence your fans on demand but not lose the 12v for those high performance moments. Before thi...
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Tue, 6 Nov 2012 22:44:18 PST
Aquarium Light LED Refit http://www.instructables.com/id/Aquarium-Light-LED-Refit/
Aquarium Light LED Refit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/1JIN/H8CVKOXU/FFY1JINH8CVKOXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/1JIN/H8CVKOXU/FFY1JINH8CVKOXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFY/1JIN/H8CVKOXU/FFY1JINH8CVKOXU.SMALL.jpg ChromationSystems I acquired some broken fluorescent fixtures used for aquariums, they are made of mostly aluminum, with metal reflectors, and are of high quality, too good to go to the scrapper. So I converted them to use white LED strip with daisy chainable connectors on both ends.  A single salvaged PC power supp...
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 12:43:08 PDT
Remote Control Finder/Locator! http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Control-Locator/
Remote Control Finder/Locator! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/5GYW/H5EDUG6E/FG85GYWH5EDUG6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/5GYW/H5EDUG6E/FG85GYWH5EDUG6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/5GYW/H5EDUG6E/FG85GYWH5EDUG6E.SMALL.jpg Captain Skully Have you ever lost your remote controller, and it takes up to DAYS to find it. Well now you can find it in a matter of seconds with my one of a kind Home Made Remote Control Locator! This project will cost a little money depending on what tools you do or don't have. For me this project took 2 days, ...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 22:05:30 PDT
Old Lamp Converted To LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Lamp-Converted-To-LED/
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Sun, 5 Aug 2012 10:43:36 PDT
LM4440/LA4440 20W AUDIO AMPLIFIER WITH 12V http://www.instructables.com/id/LM4440LA4440-12W-AUDIO-AMPLIFIER-WITH-12V/
LM4440/LA4440 20W AUDIO AMPLIFIER WITH 12V - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/EH22/H337K18J/FOOEH22H337K18J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/EH22/H337K18J/FOOEH22H337K18J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/EH22/H337K18J/FOOEH22H337K18J.SMALL.jpg victordas This is a simple audio amplifier circuit but pretty good output. it runs only with 12v power supply. it can also be used as car audio player only thing is need is vire mp3 player and for that i have included 5v power supply with LM7805 . i have designed this amplifier only for my few friends request...
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Sat, 9 Jun 2012 11:54:28 PDT
Visual rain sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Visual-rain-sensor/
Visual rain sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/EXGP/H2BMNYHK/FXCEXGPH2BMNYHK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/EXGP/H2BMNYHK/FXCEXGPH2BMNYHK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/EXGP/H2BMNYHK/FXCEXGPH2BMNYHK.SMALL.jpg frapedia An other rain sensor, it consists of the typical rain sensor with the line shaped PCB where the rain falls, a microphone per-amplifier, an amplifier, a VU meter and a power supply to drive all the above. The idea is simple, lets say you have no access to weather conditions but you want to know i...
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Wed, 23 May 2012 19:01:46 PDT
Waterproof Solar Powered Boom Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Solar-Powered-Boom-Box/
Waterproof Solar Powered Boom Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/ZIHD/H174KMP8/FSGZIHDH174KMP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/ZIHD/H174KMP8/FSGZIHDH174KMP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/ZIHD/H174KMP8/FSGZIHDH174KMP8.SMALL.jpg noahw This is a go anywhere, power anything, music blasting stereo that will keep the party rocking even in the pouring rain.  Housed inside a waterproof, crushproof, kittenproof enclosure, this stereo uses a water resistant marine head unit, and water resistant marine component speakers.  It's powered by...
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Mon, 14 May 2012 14:32:13 PDT
Wired control robot manual http://www.instructables.com/id/Wired-control-robot-manual-4x4/
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By: Avadhut.Deshmukh

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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 07:59:21 PDT
Power Supply unit for arduino power and breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Supply-For-Arduino-power-and-breadboard/
Power Supply unit for arduino power and breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/C8TO/H12SVEDU/FKDC8TOH12SVEDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/C8TO/H12SVEDU/FKDC8TOH12SVEDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/C8TO/H12SVEDU/FKDC8TOH12SVEDU.SMALL.jpg Avadhut.Deshmukh how you can take a computer u hv old (power supply unit) and turn it into a power supply that will power your Arduino and give you all the amperage  you need as well as your standard 3.3 volts, 5 volts, and 12 volts for any accessories/electronics used on your breadboard And arduino power ,led 5v,12...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 01:23:58 PDT