Instructables: exploring - technology - Cheap - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:09:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Replace Old Computer Batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-Old-Computer-Batteries/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:11 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
Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Tin-Quiet-Alarm/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:04:18 PST
How to make a movie... For cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-movie-1/
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Mon, 4 Jan 2010 12:15:58 PST
Raspberry Pi "Google Glass" - simple and sleek http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Google-Glass-simple-and-sleek/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:55:41 PST
The Best and Easiest Way to Drive your Flyback http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-and-Easiest-Way-to-Drive-your-Flyback/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:32:23 PST
How to DIY your own Magnetic Stirrer V2 (better than first version) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-DIY-your-own-Magnetic-Stirrer-V2-better-th/
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 15:51:51 PDT
Electronics for Absolute Beginners, Study Guide, Chapter 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-for-Absolute-Beginners-Study-Guide/
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Sat, 24 Sep 2011 23:00:40 PDT
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
Noise Canceling Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Noise-Canceling-Headphones/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:43:25 PST
Light Bar Ambient Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Bar-Ambient-Lighting/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2008 11:28:01 PDT
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/
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
How to Get Cheap Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Cheap-Motors/
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 08:29:09 PST
Free and Dirty Conductive Thread- http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-and-Dirty-Conductive-Thread-/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2008 01:01:04 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
Mining cheap, bright white LED bulbs from Harbor Freight Flashlights http://www.instructables.com/id/Mining-cheap-bright-white-LED-bulbs-from-Harbor-Fr/
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 01:43:39 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
DIY Creepy Halloween Orbs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Creepy-Halloween-Orbs/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:06:26 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
Super accurate level meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-accurate-level-meter/
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Thu, 14 May 2009 18:09:59 PDT
How to Make a Cheap Infrared Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cheap-Infrared-Camera-1/
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Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:24:18 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
Easy but destructive wrist mounted flamethrower http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-but-destructive-wrist-mounted-flamethrower/
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:31:33 PDT
"Ruth", the $5 vacuum former http://www.instructables.com/id/Ruth-the-5-vacuum-former/
"Ruth", the $5 vacuum former - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/QVVA/H2CE7C3P/FEUQVVAH2CE7C3P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/QVVA/H2CE7C3P/FEUQVVAH2CE7C3P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/QVVA/H2CE7C3P/FEUQVVAH2CE7C3P.SMALL.jpg jduffy54 This project is a basic vacuum former from parts totaling under $5, assuming you already have a shop vac or floor vacuum and a toaster.  All the parts are avaliable from American Science and Surplus.  This specific model has a ~5.5"x~5.5" area to form to.  It takes a standard vacuum hose, and is stu...
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Thu, 24 May 2012 19:24:26 PDT
How to Make a Pocket Sized BB Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Pocket-Sized-BB-Gun/
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Thu, 6 May 2010 08:38:31 PDT
How To Fool a Fingerprint Security System As Easy As ABC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Fool-a-Fingerprint-Security-System-As-Easy-/
How To Fool a Fingerprint Security System As Easy As ABC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/A9BY/F9N2A2EO/FT9A9BYF9N2A2EO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/A9BY/F9N2A2EO/FT9A9BYF9N2A2EO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/A9BY/F9N2A2EO/FT9A9BYF9N2A2EO.SMALL.jpg tycoyoken This instruction will show you how to Fool a fingerprint security system as easy as ABC. IBM never want you to know about,. it works for most of the fingerprint security system too. For example: eg. door, mobile phone....This instruction come with video:my personal blog is TricksPRO.com Use these ...
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Mon, 3 Dec 2007 00:50:32 PST
build a speaker for 25 cents http://www.instructables.com/id/small-handmade-speaker-in-25-cents/
build a speaker for 25 cents - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/NDTN/HJ39SHBM/F9INDTNHJ39SHBM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/NDTN/HJ39SHBM/F9INDTNHJ39SHBM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9I/NDTN/HJ39SHBM/F9INDTNHJ39SHBM.SMALL.jpg argha halder after watching many useful tutorials of king of random,kipkay ,aeszok and  other athours i decided to make my own.for this i collected the materials.but on my way of collecting materials i found a new concept of making a  small speaker.i could not buy big neodimiyam magnets and so i took out very sm...
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Thu, 11 Jul 2013 01:30:52 PDT
How to build a ROV (Submarine) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-ROV-Submarine/
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 05:32:19 PDT
$0 COST, 100% E-WASTE, COMPACT IMAC CLONE http://www.instructables.com/id/0-COST-100-E-WASTE-COMPACT-IMAC-CLONE/
$0 COST, 100% E-WASTE, COMPACT IMAC CLONE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/1NGB/GL4Z4DXL/FI61NGBGL4Z4DXL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/1NGB/GL4Z4DXL/FI61NGBGL4Z4DXL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/1NGB/GL4Z4DXL/FI61NGBGL4Z4DXL.SMALL.jpg quickshadow_2 PLEASE KINDLY VOTE FOR MY INSTRUCTABLE IN THE "3RD EPILOG CHALLENGE", THANKS ^_^ In the beginning, this project was conceived after i had watched a documentary about E-wastes being dumped in 3rd world countries and another about the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative and how it contributed to e...
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:21:50 PDT
How to make a external cell phone battery for under $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-external-cell-phone-battery-for-unde/
How to make a external cell phone battery for under $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/KVY6/HHJOIVHI/F5VKVY6HHJOIVHI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/KVY6/HHJOIVHI/F5VKVY6HHJOIVHI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/KVY6/HHJOIVHI/F5VKVY6HHJOIVHI.SMALL.jpg The Dark Lord The intro will just explain one thing: why I decided to make this. When I go on long trips, I like to be prepared. I also like to listen to music (when awake on that trip.). Recently, I got a Android smartphone, and like all smartphones; the battery won't last more than eight hours. This summer (20...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:26:21 PDT
The tiny Audio Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/The-tiny-Audio-Amplifier/
The tiny Audio Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/G8GY/H21CGJFN/FZ1G8GYH21CGJFN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/G8GY/H21CGJFN/FZ1G8GYH21CGJFN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/G8GY/H21CGJFN/FZ1G8GYH21CGJFN.SMALL.jpg frapedia A tiny, cheap Amplifier where it can be incorporated almost anywhere. Connect your MP3,iPod,Laptop,Cell Phone... and you got your self a DIY portable stereo. It can be powered using batteries and be helpful in many cases. It is capable to drive a small 8 Ohm speaker or even a combination of a small ...
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Tue, 15 May 2012 12:56:11 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/
How to Bring a 1970s AM/FM Flip Clock Back to Life - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/20AA/HH2VLGAV/FBT20AAHH2VLGAV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/20AA/HH2VLGAV/FBT20AAHH2VLGAV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/20AA/HH2VLGAV/FBT20AAHH2VLGAV.SMALL.jpg ElmarM Would it be cool to find an old flip clock to steampunk?  Good News and Bad News: Good News: My chance came a few days ago and I bought a 70s Lloyds Solid State clock in an antiques flea market for a whopping $5.00 …could not pass it up. Here comes the bad news - we brought it home and ended up f...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 20:53:16 PDT
DIY $200 Robotic Hand - Arduino Project http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-200-Robotic-Hand-Arduino-Project/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/MCRE/HGH71I1C/FCFMCREHGH71I1C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/MCRE/HGH71I1C/FCFMCREHGH71I1C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/MCRE/HGH71I1C/FCFMCREHGH71I1C.SMALL.jpg aaronthomen I designed and built this robotic hand and the controller for less than $200.  The fingers and thumb are controlled by servo motors.  The first video shows the hand in action.  The second video shows how to make the hand.  Here is Part 2: DIY $200 Robotic Hand Part 2: The Controller Visit my websi...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 09:39:56 PDT
How to build a laser (general guide) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-laser-general-guide/
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:16:53 PDT
Plant Host Drone http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-Host-Drone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/QG7B/H7996PDH/FK5QG7BH7996PDH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/QG7B/H7996PDH/FK5QG7BH7996PDH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/QG7B/H7996PDH/FK5QG7BH7996PDH.SMALL.jpg Stephenverstraete Easy and cheap to make P.H.D. (Plant host drone) With this you’ll never have to worry that your plant stands in the shades, always the best light for your favourite houseplant! When you put the Robot in direct sunlight it will not run and he will just sit there and enjoy the sun, but when the day g...
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Wed, 19 Sep 2012 04:03:36 PDT
$1 Camera Image Stabilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Camera-Image-Stabilizer/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:46:09 PDT
How To Make A Cheap USB Powered Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Cheap-USB-Powered-Fan/
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Fri, 16 Jun 2006 11:53:27 PDT
Cheap working homemade arduino joystick http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-working-homemade-arduino-joystick/
Cheap working homemade arduino joystick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/QWWT/HF24095R/F0MQWWTHF24095R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/QWWT/HF24095R/F0MQWWTHF24095R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/QWWT/HF24095R/F0MQWWTHF24095R.SMALL.jpg Bartuss Hello everyone! Today I present you : Arduino Joystick! One day I was checking the inside of old joystick. System wasn't that hard to understand, so I thought of making my of system. The whole build is made only by me. I didn't check the internet pages about joysticks etc. What is it? It's a sim...
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 02:21:42 PDT
Add Ethernet to any Arduino project for less than 10$ http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Ethernet-to-any-Arduino-project-for-less-than-/
Add Ethernet to any Arduino project for less than 10$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/G45H/HF243APW/F2WG45HHF243APW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/G45H/HF243APW/F2WG45HHF243APW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2W/G45H/HF243APW/F2WG45HHF243APW.SMALL.jpg hansc44 So you have a neat Arduino project going on. Wouldn't it be nice to add Internet connectivity and do it on the cheap as well? This Instructable will show you how to add Internet connectivity in the form of an Ethernet interface for a few dollars and in less than half an  hour. More info at: http://h...
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 06:40:04 PDT
Free Energy http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Mako-Energy/
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Mon, 3 Dec 2007 18:46:28 PST
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