Instructables: exploring - technology - Cheap - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:02:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/20-watt-stereo-amplifier-simple-and-very-cheap/
20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SMALL.jpg Prabhat Tiwari hey guys first of all this is my first instructable and i am quite new to instructables website,so dont be harsh toward my instructable. today im gonna tell how to build high quality,simple,and cost effective amplifier. this amplifier gives 20 watt output sound(really very loud!!!!)# sailent feature...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:49:53 PDT
Lets Make A $20 Droid http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Make-A-20-Droid/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:42:00 PDT
Custom Clock with Photo Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Clock-with-Photo-Hands/
Custom Clock with Photo Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/RE8L/G2WM1B0E/FSKRE8LG2WM1B0E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/RE8L/G2WM1B0E/FSKRE8LG2WM1B0E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/RE8L/G2WM1B0E/FSKRE8LG2WM1B0E.SMALL.jpg edmondslibrarian Some people are clock watchers. Now everyone can be the clock.Other projects customize the face of the clock. This one customizes the hands of the clock.It looks expensive, but is less than $5 dollars, and about 30 minutes per clock. Perfect for Christmas Gifts, birthday gifts, end of school year gi...
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Wed, 9 Dec 2009 00:41:36 PST
Hack a Drill - Powerful Gearmotor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Drill-Powerful-Gearmotor/
Hack a Drill - Powerful Gearmotor! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/X9MN/I8H69D71/F4BX9MNI8H69D71.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/X9MN/I8H69D71/F4BX9MNI8H69D71.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/X9MN/I8H69D71/F4BX9MNI8H69D71.SMALL.jpg simon.w.nordberg In this Instructable I will show you how to get a powerful gearmotor from a cordless drill!I found this cordless drill in the scrap bin at a second hand store. When I got home I discovered something odd (video...) Materials Cordless drill for hacking! Tools Philips head screwdriver Disassemb...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 15:56:51 PDT
Variable ATX bench powersupply - FabLab edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-ATX-bench-powersupply-FabLab-edition/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:34:28 PDT
Foam RC Plane Building Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-RC-Plane-Building-Guide/
Foam RC Plane Building Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/9AQV/I88LQDUB/FOQ9AQVI88LQDUB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/9AQV/I88LQDUB/FOQ9AQVI88LQDUB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/9AQV/I88LQDUB/FOQ9AQVI88LQDUB.SMALL.jpg Dhipak Bala **All of my RC and robotics projects can be found here: https://projectinkerer.wordpress.com/**At this project's inception, I was inspired to design and build an inexpensive RC plane that I could fly for enjoyment and perhaps in the future stick a camera on. As an aspiring engineer, the idea of buil...
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 20:27:33 PDT
FOAM CUTTING MACHINE http://www.instructables.com/id/FOAM-CUTTING-MACHINE/
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Wed, 8 Apr 2015 03:17:28 PDT
Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2x3W Finished ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Bluetooth-Speaker-2x3W-Finished-/
Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2x3W Finished ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/LLKD/I84BD122/FSWLLKDI84BD122.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/LLKD/I84BD122/FSWLLKDI84BD122.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSW/LLKD/I84BD122/FSWLLKDI84BD122.SMALL.jpg bartroosen Bluetooth SpeakerMake your own loud Bluetooth Speaker easy explained, cheap and handy to use for less then 14$. Maybe you have some components which you don't need to buy like 3W speakers to make it less expensive. In the following steps I will try to explain on the easiest way how to assemble this ...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 05:07:02 PDT
Poor Man´s " 3D Printing " Alternatives Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-3D-Printing-Alternatives-Guide/
Poor Man´s " 3D Printing " Alternatives Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/7RCY/I8011BU9/FP97RCYI8011BU9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/7RCY/I8011BU9/FP97RCYI8011BU9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/7RCY/I8011BU9/FP97RCYI8011BU9.SMALL.jpg MAYER MAKES Hi it´s that Guy from MAYER MAKES3D Printing is one of the greatest achievements for Makers in recent times, but there are some issues with it.Not everybody (myself included) can afford a 3D printer. The price tags come down every year but it´s still a very big investment. Building a 3d Printer from...
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 02:55:02 PDT
Build a 30$ laser Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-30-laser/
Build a 30$ laser Scanner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/HPXC/I800XKFV/FF7HPXCI800XKFV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/HPXC/I800XKFV/FF7HPXCI800XKFV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/HPXC/I800XKFV/FF7HPXCI800XKFV.SMALL.jpg Sardau IntroductionThis instructable will guide you to build a 3D scanner for less than $30, or even $12 if you already have a USB webcam.Seeing the price tag and limitations of commercial scanners I decided to challenge myself to build my own. It had to be cheaper and easy for anybody to build one using a...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:44:10 PDT
DIY LED Ring Light for Miniatures/Macro Photography for less than USD$10 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Ring-Light-for-MiniaturesMacro-Photography/
DIY LED Ring Light for Miniatures/Macro Photography for less than USD$10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/BTGW/I7SVY462/F1PBTGWI7SVY462.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/BTGW/I7SVY462/F1PBTGWI7SVY462.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/BTGW/I7SVY462/F1PBTGWI7SVY462.SMALL.jpg Snowfern I have always struggled with lighting for my miniature photography, and decided to go with making my own DIY LED ring light after seeing this instructable:http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-48-LED-Macr...It took me about half an hour to put it together as I had all the items at hand, but it was ...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:01:03 PDT
Arduino 2 player game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-2-player-game/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:21:25 PDT
Simple and Cheap Air Cooler with Computer Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Cheap-Air-Cooler-with-Computer-Fans/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:08:33 PDT
DIY tablet: Powerful, Easy-to-make, (relatively) cheap [Part 1: the guts] http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-tablet-Powerful-Easy-to-make-relatively-cheap-/
DIY tablet: Powerful, Easy-to-make, (relatively) cheap [Part 1: the guts] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/4KH3/I70XIT59/FZM4KH3I70XIT59.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/4KH3/I70XIT59/FZM4KH3I70XIT59.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/4KH3/I70XIT59/FZM4KH3I70XIT59.SMALL.jpg TeddyIndustries Hi everyone! This is my first Instructable and I'm really excited to share it with you! Now, given that you are on this site or app, I'd guess that you'd probably have at least one idea that hit you like a baseball bat and then occupied the outer fringes of your neocortex ever since. This happened t...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 08:32:01 PDT
Cheap Bluetooth Stereo System http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Bluetooth-Stereo-System/
Cheap Bluetooth Stereo System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/70GW/I6W2S2V2/FDE70GWI6W2S2V2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/70GW/I6W2S2V2/FDE70GWI6W2S2V2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/70GW/I6W2S2V2/FDE70GWI6W2S2V2.SMALL.jpg TunerFreak I wanted to put my old boombox out of commission in exchange for a bigger, louder system that I could connect to my smartphone wirelessly. However, the average bluetooth stereo system goes for $100 to $300, well outside of my price range. With some hunting and some patience, this system can be built...
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:56:47 PST
Vintage Waterproof Boom Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Waterproof-Boom-Box/
Vintage Waterproof Boom Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/YQBP/I6RSFPH9/F6CYQBPI6RSFPH9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/YQBP/I6RSFPH9/F6CYQBPI6RSFPH9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6C/YQBP/I6RSFPH9/F6CYQBPI6RSFPH9.SMALL.jpg Tater Zoid For this build, I wanted a Ka-Boom Box with a special super power. That power is to be water (& beer) repellant for use at the pool, beach or an outrageous party. Several components were used to achieve this goal and I found that my price point stayed on mark. While I have not actually had to test t...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:35:12 PST
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-New-Life-into-a-Old-Computer/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:39:02 PST
DIY AA Batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Batteries/
DIY AA Batteries! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/N37L/I6DHZZ8N/FSIN37LI6DHZZ8N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/N37L/I6DHZZ8N/FSIN37LI6DHZZ8N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/N37L/I6DHZZ8N/FSIN37LI6DHZZ8N.SMALL.jpg DrewPaulDesigns Today we're going to learn how to easily make our own batteries from very inexpensive household materials.An AA battery is a standard size cylindrical battery commonly used in portable electronic devices. The exact terminal voltage and capacity of an AA size battery depends on the cell chemistry but...
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:59:48 PST
Vinyl to Digital: Converting Your Record Collection on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-to-Digital-Converting-Your-Record-Collection/
Vinyl to Digital: Converting Your Record Collection on the Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/X4WZ/I66CZXZ8/FKLX4WZI66CZXZ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/X4WZ/I66CZXZ8/FKLX4WZI66CZXZ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/X4WZ/I66CZXZ8/FKLX4WZI66CZXZ8.SMALL.jpg OutdoorGirl16196 Over the past couple of years, I have discovered the amazing world of record stores, and their fabulous sales sections. The dollar bin is BY FAR the place that I have spent most of my money. At first, records were fun, and more of a novelty item to me. But then, I started finding really good...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:25:14 PST
Make Your Own Desktop LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Desktop-LED-Lamp/
Make Your Own Desktop LED Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/MIGE/I65HK8EY/FT1MIGEI65HK8EY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/MIGE/I65HK8EY/FT1MIGEI65HK8EY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/MIGE/I65HK8EY/FT1MIGEI65HK8EY.SMALL.jpg Saiyam Desktop lamps are very useful and present in every person's house. People use them for reading and studying. CFL lamps are the most commonly used table lamps but the problem with them is that they take too much power and they need to be plugged to an external power supply. LED lamps are much cheaper...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:09:50 PST
PVC Phone Speaker Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Phone-Speaker-Amplifier/
PVC Phone Speaker Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/1IQC/I63EWWEA/F4C1IQCI63EWWEA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/1IQC/I63EWWEA/F4C1IQCI63EWWEA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/1IQC/I63EWWEA/F4C1IQCI63EWWEA.SMALL.jpg jameshamiltonrussell This amplifier works by increasing resonance and directing the sound from the phone's speakers. If you get it right, it makes a REAL difference to the volume when listening to music. You will need:pvc pipe ( 30.5 cm by 7.6 cm ) ( 12 by 3 inches )small piece of wood ( roughly 10 cm by 2 cm by 0.5 cm...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:43:34 PST
PCB Laminator on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Laminator-on-the-Cheap/
PCB Laminator on the Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z3MI/I5XSCHRQ/F9GZ3MII5XSCHRQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z3MI/I5XSCHRQ/F9GZ3MII5XSCHRQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z3MI/I5XSCHRQ/F9GZ3MII5XSCHRQ.SMALL.jpg Eslam Eldeknawy hello guys who tried to transfer toner ink to pcb by iron?every time we do this we fail maybe 4 times before operation success and for better results you maybe need to buy PCB laminator , it's good machine to transfer toners ink with much heat much pressure .BUT!!!you don't have to pay 150$ to buy n...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:08:12 PST
MacroCase - A DIY Phone Case for Macro Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/MacroCase-A-DIY-Phone-Case-for-Macro-Photography/
MacroCase - A DIY Phone Case for Macro Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/C52D/I5JHSGQY/FYFC52DI5JHSGQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/C52D/I5JHSGQY/FYFC52DI5JHSGQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/C52D/I5JHSGQY/FYFC52DI5JHSGQY.SMALL.jpg indiantinker Ever wanted to have a device handy enough so you can inspect things up close like Solder Reflows , Tiny Ants , Petals.. umm well anything that's difficult to see without much strain.I had the same issue while i was soldering a circuit lately and felt the need for a hand-held microscope ( well kind o...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:34 PST
Cheap Artbots for Workshops http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Artbots-for-Workshops/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:24:04 PST
Build A Cheap Handcrafted CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Cheap-Handcrafted-CNC-Mill-Unfinished-Prototype/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:42:43 PST
Disabled hoist lift http://www.instructables.com/id/Disabled-hoist-lift/
Disabled hoist lift - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/1QUI/I395SQ9L/F8Z1QUII395SQ9L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/1QUI/I395SQ9L/F8Z1QUII395SQ9L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/1QUI/I395SQ9L/F8Z1QUII395SQ9L.SMALL.jpg Pappardelle The problemA family member suffering from Motor Neurone Disease (MND or ALS) and needing transport between two floors in a small house. The impairment is equivalent to tetraplegia (complete loss of muscular function, inability to sit upright and need for specialised hoisting) and results in the requ...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:21:12 PST
More Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Battbot http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Chassis-for-Cheap-Robots-1-Battbot/
More Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Battbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/H50K/I327LKGA/FQ2H50KI327LKGA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/H50K/I327LKGA/FQ2H50KI327LKGA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/H50K/I327LKGA/FQ2H50KI327LKGA.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks I'm back! Most of you probably aren't going to associate my Instructables with any sort of timeframe, but I just had to say that it's great to be back writing them!Hi! I'm Jay! I write tutorials for folks trying to get started with robotics, but who get intimidated by the initial investment.Kits the...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:52:04 PST
Toilet Paper Tube Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-Paper-Tube-Torch/
Toilet Paper Tube Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/0IJR/I12KFFUH/F430IJRI12KFFUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/0IJR/I12KFFUH/F430IJRI12KFFUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F43/0IJR/I12KFFUH/F430IJRI12KFFUH.SMALL.jpg daryllukas A cheap DIY flashlight using LEDs (and other stuff I found lying around in my room)It's a very simple project and very easy to do.Duration: Took me 2 hoursWhat You Will Need: LEDsResistorsA Breadboard (for prototyping) and a PerfBoardToilet Paper TubeConnecting wireSoldering Wire & Gun3x 3v Button B...
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:01:15 PDT
Smart Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Station/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 17:09:22 PST
3D Printed Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Speaker/
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:37:19 PDT
Low Cost Video Stabilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Video-Stabilizer/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:18:48 PDT
3D Printing with metals at home! http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-with-metals-at-home/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:19:54 PDT
Turn any printer into a wireless printer with a Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-any-printer-into-a-wireless-printer-with-a-Ra/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:53:24 PDT
Ironman's Mark 3 Arc Reactor cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Ironmans-Mark-3-Arc-Reactor-cheap-and-Easy/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:04:14 PDT
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Octo-Light/
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Y3P7/HZWJ8GP9/FV4Y3P7HZWJ8GP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Y3P7/HZWJ8GP9/FV4Y3P7HZWJ8GP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Y3P7/HZWJ8GP9/FV4Y3P7HZWJ8GP9.SMALL.jpg comsa42 The Octo-Light is a camera ring lamp which is made up of LED light strips. It's cheap to make and perfect for beginner macro photography and video!This lamp is excellent at flooding scenes with uniform light, which softens hard shadows and removes grain. Its' uses range from close-up to medium shots...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:00:39 PDT
Line Sensors for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Line-Sensors-for-Cheap-Robots/
Line Sensors for Cheap Robots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/GPVW/I04J76SF/FL6GPVWI04J76SF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/GPVW/I04J76SF/FL6GPVWI04J76SF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/GPVW/I04J76SF/FL6GPVWI04J76SF.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Welcome back to everybody who's following along with my For Cheap Robots series! For those of you who're not so familiar with what I've been doing here, For Cheap Robots is a series I'm doing on Instructables all about how you can put together a remarkably sophisticated robot for extremely cheap usi...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:41:37 PDT
The Ultimate DIY Guide to Quadcopters http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-DIY-Guide-for-Quadcopters-1/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:55:13 PDT
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter (in apprx 200 USD) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-crash-resistant-portable-T-Copter/
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter (in apprx 200 USD) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SMALL.jpg All that i do Hello People of the world.One fine morning, I woke up and decided to find out what is going on in the world of aeromodelling. I was surprised to see the world had been overtaken by drones. There were multirotors everywhere and everyone was making one for themselves.So I decided to make one for mysel...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:43:26 PDT
How to Make Your Own Robot Cheetah http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Robot-Cheetah/
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:38:50 PDT
NFC Ring Lock Box http://www.instructables.com/id/NFC-Ring-Lock-Box/
NFC Ring Lock Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/LNKC/HYHG7R4H/FHTLNKCHYHG7R4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/LNKC/HYHG7R4H/FHTLNKCHYHG7R4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/LNKC/HYHG7R4H/FHTLNKCHYHG7R4H.SMALL.jpg Nairod785 Hi everybody!Welcome to my first instructable! I apologize in advance for my poor level in English.In this step-by-step guide I am going to teach you how to build a simple and very cheap NFC Ring Lock Box ! What you'll need Ok first, the idea was to create a box locked from the inside. Many diffe...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:27:43 PDT
Cardboard Robot Arm for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Robot-Arm-for-Cheap-Robots/
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:37:43 PDT
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) http://www.instructables.com/id/Aergia-The-Android-controlled-TV-Remote/
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/NPTF/HYPNXVDP/F8INPTFHYPNXVDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/NPTF/HYPNXVDP/F8INPTFHYPNXVDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/NPTF/HYPNXVDP/F8INPTFHYPNXVDP.SMALL.jpg Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves Have you ever faced this situation while sitting on your favorite spot on the couch or recliner, comfortably watching your favorite TV program? You're snugly tucked under the blanket, the air conditioning is pleasantly cool, the sun outside is shining it's delicate warm golden rays on the closed win...
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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/
Cheap wireless transmission between two Arduinos with Infrared - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/3UQ2/HXGUPZMF/F4L3UQ2HXGUPZMF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/3UQ2/HXGUPZMF/F4L3UQ2HXGUPZMF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/3UQ2/HXGUPZMF/F4L3UQ2HXGUPZMF.SMALL.jpg Yoruk Hi all,For a project, I was looking for a cheap solution to send data from an Arduino to an other one. The serial port was already taken, and my transmission (unidirectional) needed to be wireless.My researches has brought me to discover these kinds of radio modules (433MHz). They were available on ...
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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/
DIY Super Macro Camera for FREE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/U2DG/HWFLN3PZ/FLBU2DGHWFLN3PZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/U2DG/HWFLN3PZ/FLBU2DGHWFLN3PZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/U2DG/HWFLN3PZ/FLBU2DGHWFLN3PZ.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen Make your camera phone into a super macro camera for a cost next to nothing! Super easy to make with basic tools and stuff around the house.The phone used is Samsung Galaxy S2Things you will need:A good magnifying lens,2 screws and one springand if you want, a back cover (used or new)Tools needed:Sc...
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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/
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SMALL.jpg Justin Tyler Tate In paying respect to the dead, to our loved ones, we often forget the cost of that respect. DIYing Free (http://diyingfree.weebly.com) is a website/project/intervention seeking to alleviate the economical and ecological costs of death through design and technology. Through the following Instructable...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 04:43:00 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 PWM generator and Servo tester! Updated Code! http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny254585-PWM-generator-and-Servo-tester/
Attiny25/45/85 PWM generator and Servo tester! Updated Code! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/6DC1/HTZULNS7/FMG6DC1HTZULNS7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/6DC1/HTZULNS7/FMG6DC1HTZULNS7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/6DC1/HTZULNS7/FMG6DC1HTZULNS7.SMALL.jpg Jan_Henrik Hello, in this project I want to show you how to build a PWM generator with a Attiny processor. It is very easy to build and a nice project for starters as also for professionals. You will need some electronic knowledge and some knowledge about Arduino. It wont be to hard, because i already wrote a ...
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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