Instructables: exploring - technology - Cheap - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:17:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) http://www.instructables.com/id/Aergia-The-Android-controlled-TV-Remote/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:54:56 PDT
Motors and Wheels for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Motors-and-Wheels-for-Cheap-Robots/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:42:15 PDT
Cheap wireless transmission between two Arduinos with Infrared http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-wireless-transmission-between-two-Arduinos-w/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:52:58 PDT
DIY Super Macro Camera for FREE http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Super-Macro-Camera-for-FREE/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:45:18 PDT
Sous Vide Oven Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Sous-Vide-Oven-Controller/
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:52:53 PDT
Poor Man's 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-3D-Printer/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 07:51:14 PDT
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Coffins-DIYing-Free/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 04:43:00 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 PWM generator and Servo tester! http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny254585-PWM-generator-and-Servo-tester/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:51:47 PDT
Make A Cheap Lithium Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Cheap-Lithium-Battery-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:55:27 PDT
Cheap, Easy, Universal Filament holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Universal-Filament-holder/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:04:27 PDT
Cheap Macro-Softbox / Bouncer for external Flash / Speedlight (DSLR) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Macro-Softbox-Bouncer-for-external-Flash-Spe/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4MIK/HSRTGFIH/F0G4MIKHSRTGFIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4MIK/HSRTGFIH/F0G4MIKHSRTGFIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4MIK/HSRTGFIH/F0G4MIKHSRTGFIH.SMALL.jpg confu Here´s a really quick and dirt-cheap way to modify an external flash for using it in macro-photography. An external flash (at least one mounted on the top of your camera) won´t help much trying to illuminate an object right in front of your lens. So you have to get it´s light to go where you need i...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:50:17 PDT
OpenSquare - Write big with a RC car http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenSquare-Write-big-with-a-RC-car/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:00:54 PST
Raspberry Pi as Hi-Fi player with RuneAudio http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-as-Hi-Fi-player-with-RuneAudio/
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:32:56 PST
DIY Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Speaker-PartyBar/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:21:00 PST
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) http://www.instructables.com/id/300-Altoids-Charger-EASY-BUILD-CHEAP/
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SMALL.jpg snow1434 I know your thinking i have seen hundreds of these but have you ever seen one so easy to build? LETS GET STARTED Things you will need : L78MO5CV Voltage Regulator http://www.taydaelectronics.com/ic-integrated-circuits/voltage-regulators/lm7805-l7805-7805-voltage-regulator-ic-5v-1-5a.html ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
DIY Smartphone Film Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smartphone-Film-Scanner/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:38:34 PST
Build an RC Blimp for less than $13 http://www.instructables.com/id/13-RC-Blimp/
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:43:30 PST
DIY HiFi Bookshelf Speakers (Studio Reference) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-HiFi-Bookshelf-Speakers-Studio-Reference/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:49:45 PST
Cheap Alternative for EL Wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Alternative-for-EL-Wire/
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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:57:22 PDT
Cheap and Easy SD WAVE Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-SD-WAVE-Player/
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:44:56 PDT
DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-USB-Solar-Charger-20-4-Ports/
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:51:14 PDT
High Speed Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Speed-Photography-1/
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Wed, 29 May 2013 04:09:17 PDT
How to Bring a 1970s AM/FM Flip Clock Back to Life http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Bring-a-1970s-AMFM-Flip-Clock-Back-to-Life/
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Sun, 26 May 2013 20:53:16 PDT
Cheap working homemade arduino joystick http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-working-homemade-arduino-joystick/
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 02:21:42 PDT
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Screwdriver-TV-B-Gone-Conversion/
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:36:41 PDT
Photo Light Studio for small reflective objects such as Jewelry :) Cheap, Portable, Recycled Materials, and best of all, it REALLY works!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-Light-Studio-for-small-reflective-objects-su/
Photo Light Studio for small reflective objects such as Jewelry :) Cheap, Portable, Recycled Materials, and best of all, it REALLY works!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/WMDC/HDYZ64SL/FKMWMDCHDYZ64SL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/WMDC/HDYZ64SL/FKMWMDCHDYZ64SL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/WMDC/HDYZ64SL/FKMWMDCHDYZ64SL.SMALL.jpg picturesofsilver Five years after learning how to make fine silver and bronze jewelry, opening my own etsy shop, purchasing a Paragon jewelry kiln, all the tools, an OTT light, and  a Canon Rebel, I was finally getting ready to invest in a light box to properly photograph the reflective little beauties. I googled 'm...
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Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:53:38 PST
Easy Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Battery-Holder/
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 02:03:43 PST
~$20 Portable Lightbox for Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/20-Portable-Lightbox-for-Photography/
~$20 Portable Lightbox for Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/D3CV/HCRVRD4F/FTDD3CVHCRVRD4F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/D3CV/HCRVRD4F/FTDD3CVHCRVRD4F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/D3CV/HCRVRD4F/FTDD3CVHCRVRD4F.SMALL.jpg The Insomniac Hi there! This project came about from my hobby of collecting and trading vintage film cameras online. I needed a more professional-looking method of taking photos for my ads. I saw a couple of different 'ibles here doing roughly the same thing, but I had a particular requirement: I wanted mine to p...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:44:32 PST
How To Photograph Food without a Fancy Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Photograph-Food-without-a-Fancy-Camera/
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 15:50:46 PST
Dirt Cheap Canon DSLR remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-Cheap-Canon-DSLR-remote/
Dirt Cheap Canon DSLR remote - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/BKD3/HAWSH5SC/FEUBKD3HAWSH5SC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/BKD3/HAWSH5SC/FEUBKD3HAWSH5SC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/BKD3/HAWSH5SC/FEUBKD3HAWSH5SC.SMALL.jpg nk dtk So essentially this instructable covers how to make a DSLR wired remote from a soda can tab and a 2.5mm male to male cable. This remote is just a very simple switch made from recycled trash and common items i already owned. I first made this switch as an emergency when i broke my actual remote, and ...
By: nk dtk

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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:55:51 PST
Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) for Low Vision users http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Proximity-Module-HPM-for-Low-Vision-users/
Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) for Low Vision users - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YTDS/H8CVGGRK/FTAYTDSH8CVGGRK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YTDS/H8CVGGRK/FTAYTDSH8CVGGRK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YTDS/H8CVGGRK/FTAYTDSH8CVGGRK.SMALL.jpg ishamsul The Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) seeks to enable people with low vision, or other vision impairments, to engage with their direct surroundings through vibration feedback from a range detector, and do so cheaply with readily available components. The aim of this instructables is to share the parts ...
By: ishamsul

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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:14:33 PDT
Wake-up light (no arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-up-light-no-arduino/
Wake-up light (no arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/HOZ2/H82U13TE/FJKHOZ2H82U13TE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/HOZ2/H82U13TE/FJKHOZ2H82U13TE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/HOZ2/H82U13TE/FJKHOZ2H82U13TE.SMALL.jpg Giedow Hello instructables people, Every morning when my alarm rings I have trouble getting out of bed. (so I am always late) To help me wake up I wanted to buy a wake-up light, it's supposed to help you wake up by giving the impression of a sunrise by getting brighter every minute after the alarm goes. Un...
By: Giedow

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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:10:23 PDT
Prototyping on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-on-the-cheap/
Prototyping on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/186I/H82UHJIO/F7W186IH82UHJIO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/186I/H82UHJIO/F7W186IH82UHJIO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/186I/H82UHJIO/F7W186IH82UHJIO.SMALL.jpg youknowwho4eva In reality this started several years ago, with an idea I had with no way to implement. I've been using 3D printing for a while now, but even the most inexpensive material can be costly. I wanted to be able to print cut outs on paper to build a model using paper. But paper isn't cheap either. And ho...
By: youknowwho4eva

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Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:58:02 PDT
Photography Soft Box lamp made from reclaimed objects http://www.instructables.com/id/Photography-lamp-made-from-reclaimed-objects/
Photography Soft Box lamp made from reclaimed objects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/46OO/H7ME388N/F8K46OOH7ME388N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/46OO/H7ME388N/F8K46OOH7ME388N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8K/46OO/H7ME388N/F8K46OOH7ME388N.SMALL.jpg The Engineer As Hero Photography is about capturing light. Light bounces off your subject, through your lenses, and you freeze it there, so you can show other people your view of the world. Which is beautiful, but it's bloody hard if there's not enough light for your camera to pick up. After my time-lapse photography ...
By: The Engineer As Hero

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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 13:26:57 PDT
Nike + Plus sensor holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Nike-Plus-holder/
Nike + Plus sensor holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/H9MS/H7431NHN/F12H9MSH7431NHN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/H9MS/H7431NHN/F12H9MSH7431NHN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/H9MS/H7431NHN/F12H9MSH7431NHN.SMALL.jpg wanggen Instructions on how to create yet another nike + holder.  I really didn't like any of the other designs so I created this one. Items you need: Nike + Sensor 3/4 inch shrink wrap tubing 2 Large Nails Lighter Paper cut into shape of a triangle Tape Shoes with laces Checking the shrink tubing I f...
By: wanggen

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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 18:20:46 PDT
Camera Tube Dolly: Step by Step http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-Tube-Dolly-Step-by-Step/
Camera Tube Dolly: Step by Step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/EP1J/H7997RTL/FWCEP1JH7997RTL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/EP1J/H7997RTL/FWCEP1JH7997RTL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/EP1J/H7997RTL/FWCEP1JH7997RTL.SMALL.jpg Almost Midnight We chose this design for its easy to find materials and practical transport possibilities. Moreover, many dollies need you to find a tripod head, for which we didn’t have the budget.   Materials Total for a Vinten ProTouch 3809-8 tripod with a track of 6m, check below for details on h...
By: Almost Midnight

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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:44:02 PDT
Color Changing LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-LED-Tree/
Color Changing LED Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/I290/H6DWVKBC/FJHI290H6DWVKBC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/I290/H6DWVKBC/FJHI290H6DWVKBC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/I290/H6DWVKBC/FJHI290H6DWVKBC.SMALL.jpg xBacon Ever wanted an LED tree? Well now you can have your LED tree and eat it too (no, wait, you probably shouldn't)... Gather the parts You will need: 1x ATtiny85 10x male header pins Solid core wire, 2 colors A bunch of LEDs 1x Arduino Uno to program the ATtiny Program the ATtiny To prep the Ard...
By: xBacon

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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:19:46 PDT
ATtiny85/45/25 LED dice (Super simple and CHEAP!) http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny854525-LED-dice-Super-simple-and-CHEAP/
ATtiny85/45/25 LED dice (Super simple and CHEAP!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SMALL.jpg xBacon If you have looked at my 5 LED ATtiny85 POV display, we programmed the ATtiny with the Arduino. (If you haven't seen it, click here) We will be doing the same thing for this LED Dice project. The total parts cost for this project is about $5-$10. (Not including the Arduino board and the tools.) It...
By: xBacon

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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 09:05:15 PDT
GoPro clamp-mount for multiple angles with one camera (great for cycling!) http://www.instructables.com/id/GoPro-clamp-mount-for-multiple-angles-with-one-cam/
GoPro clamp-mount for multiple angles with one camera (great for cycling!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/9LNR/H3QFE3EC/FO89LNRH3QFE3EC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/9LNR/H3QFE3EC/FO89LNRH3QFE3EC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO8/9LNR/H3QFE3EC/FO89LNRH3QFE3EC.SMALL.jpg ossum Why I needed it GoPro videos get terribly boring when shot from one perspective only. When I decided to tackle my first two day mountain bike race, over what promised to be interesting terrain, I knew that I wanted to try and document it. Unfortunately, none of the official GoPro mounts are suitable...
By: ossum

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Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:05:59 PDT
$2 sun tracker circuit - healthy discussion! http://www.instructables.com/id/2-sun-tracker-circuit/
$2 sun tracker circuit - healthy discussion! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SMALL.jpg gtoal My apologies to any of the 1400 or so people who've read this Instructable in the day since it was published; I described an idea I was sure would work, and I was so excited to get it out there where people could try it, that I didn't wait until I could get the parts I needed to fully test it myself...
By: gtoal

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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:15:04 PDT
$10 Cube-A-Scope, DIY Cheap Boroscope http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Cube-A-Scope-WebcamLamp-Hybrid-Boroscope/
$10 Cube-A-Scope, DIY Cheap Boroscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/H661/H2WEXP4D/F4CH661H2WEXP4D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/H661/H2WEXP4D/F4CH661H2WEXP4D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/H661/H2WEXP4D/F4CH661H2WEXP4D.SMALL.jpg HydeTheJekyll The year is 2012, the Great Cube War of Call Center Six has all but decimated productivity. You need an edge, I way to give you the upper hand. You need to achieve victory! Behold, The Cube-A-Scope 5000! When not in use gathering reconnaissance and protecting your boarders, The Cube-A-Scope can func...
By: HydeTheJekyll

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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:51:57 PDT
Print Out Overhead Watch Light [Cheap and Easy and Solder-less ] http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-Out-Overhead-Watch-Light-Cheap-and-Easy-and/
Print Out Overhead Watch Light [Cheap and Easy and Solder-less ] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/HUHT/H2WESXW3/FBRHUHTH2WESXW3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/HUHT/H2WESXW3/FBRHUHTH2WESXW3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/HUHT/H2WESXW3/FBRHUHTH2WESXW3.SMALL.jpg TechKid67 This Instructable is for those who have watches that do not have built in lights. I find it quite irritating to not be able to see my watch in the dark therefore I developed this easy print out version of an overhead light.  Difficulty: Beginner  Price: Aprox. $3 Time: 5-10 Min Begin After mea...
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 18:05:19 PDT
Coreflute R/C Biplane http://www.instructables.com/id/Coreflute-RC-Biplane/
Coreflute R/C Biplane - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/N947/H1ZG6S2I/FSEN947H1ZG6S2I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/N947/H1ZG6S2I/FSEN947H1ZG6S2I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/N947/H1ZG6S2I/FSEN947H1ZG6S2I.SMALL.jpg robbo5121 Im a tinkerer and a thinkerer and i cant ever stop working with my hands! So i've been amazed by R/C since i was little and could never sum up the courage to tinker with aircraft.......So one day I bit the bullet and bought a trainer and havn't looked back!!  I absolutley love R/C aircraft and my ...
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Fri, 11 May 2012 04:30:46 PDT
Make a cheap disposable camera capacitor bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-cheap-disposable-camera-capacitor-bank/
Make a cheap disposable camera capacitor bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/2M76/H1JUJEYA/FPZ2M76H1JUJEYA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/2M76/H1JUJEYA/FPZ2M76H1JUJEYA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/2M76/H1JUJEYA/FPZ2M76H1JUJEYA.SMALL.jpg Alex1M6 This instructable will show you have to make a simple capacitor bank and charger out of old disposable cameras that you can get for free at your local store. You can then use it for powering things such as coil guns or just blowing things up! See the second picture above? that was the spark created...
By: Alex1M6

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Sat, 5 May 2012 08:20:34 PDT
Arduino Based Four Legged Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Four-Legged-Robot/
Arduino Based Four Legged Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/P6GM/H1JUGSOY/FIYP6GMH1JUGSOY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/P6GM/H1JUGSOY/FIYP6GMH1JUGSOY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/P6GM/H1JUGSOY/FIYP6GMH1JUGSOY.SMALL.jpg vexedphoenix The name of our robot is FIER and here is a video of it saying hello to the world. In this instructable, I will try to show you the basic steps to making your own walking robot for the most bang for your buck.  You may be asking why did I use balsa wood as the body for the robot. The reason I ...
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:47:20 PDT
Universal clock suitable for visually impaired http://www.instructables.com/id/Schematics-n-stuff/
Universal clock suitable for visually impaired - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/FMZF/GZCITRN3/FKKFMZFGZCITRN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/FMZF/GZCITRN3/FKKFMZFGZCITRN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/FMZF/GZCITRN3/FKKFMZFGZCITRN3.SMALL.jpg thegoodhen I was googling around looking for some sort of device I could make using arduino and stumbled upon eshop with devices for visually impaired. What really shocked me was the price. I mean-I do realize that such sorts of devices are not really mainstream, but still, it was kinda high. So I decided to m...
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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 03:15:39 PST
How to make a poster sized (high quality) tiled image for under $5! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-poster-sized-high-quality-tiled-im/
How to make a poster sized (high quality) tiled image for under $5! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/HN6F/GWXCYGMA/FA4HN6FGWXCYGMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/HN6F/GWXCYGMA/FA4HN6FGWXCYGMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA4/HN6F/GWXCYGMA/FA4HN6FGWXCYGMA.SMALL.jpg michaelbain Have you ever wanted to get a poster of your favorite photo printed? I have. But I'm broke. Then I realized that you can make a very good looking poster sized image using a bunch of 4 x 6 photos.   Materials -16  4 x 6 photos (from cvs, walgreens, etc...) - Foam poster board (I used 22 x 28) -Com...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 18:04:12 PST
Up Beat Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Beat-Radio/
Up Beat Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/H6UQ/GVP291WF/FR8H6UQGVP291WF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/H6UQ/GVP291WF/FR8H6UQGVP291WF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/H6UQ/GVP291WF/FR8H6UQGVP291WF.SMALL.jpg mvalentine3 This radio was designed for a University project. We were to chose a target market and then design the radio to suit that market. I chose to design my radio for people living in Indian slums so they can get important medical information.  Exploded View This is an exploded drawing of the radio and...
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 05:27:15 PST
DIY iPhone Chargers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-iPhone-Chargers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/C947/GUVTYLOZ/F9GC947GUVTYLOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/C947/GUVTYLOZ/F9GC947GUVTYLOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/C947/GUVTYLOZ/F9GC947GUVTYLOZ.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick To recharge your iPhone, you could just use the standard charger that came with it, but what if you can't or just don't want to?  Want an alternative to the traditional?  Look no further, because we have it here!  Whether you want it cheap, simple, solar or portable, we've got it and you need it. So...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:48:22 PST
The Simple Tesla Coil http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Simple-Tesla-Coil/
The Simple Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/4PVA/GUKZRGX7/FWA4PVAGUKZRGX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/4PVA/GUKZRGX7/FWA4PVAGUKZRGX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/4PVA/GUKZRGX7/FWA4PVAGUKZRGX7.SMALL.jpg MistaStokes This is a guide on how to build a medium sized Tesla coil. I built this one from parts I had laying around, all I had to buy was magnet wire, in all I spent less than $30! For those building their first coil, I would not suggest using this a standalone source of instructions. This is my first coil,...
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Fri, 4 Nov 2011 14:28:12 PDT