Instructables: exploring - technology - Cheap - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 4 Sep 2015 20:46:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 12v LED lights for Car, Home, Boat...... http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-LED-lights-for-Car-Home-Boat/
12v LED lights for Car, Home, Boat...... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/3QO7/GOW48XKZ/FOS3QO7GOW48XKZ.SMALL.jpg nicotrial Hi this is a way to make 12v led lights that can be used on any standard 2 pin 12 volt light for example your cars lights, inside your motorhome, boat or 12v home lights(like those for your desk or to light up your paintings or photos).. these are very common so you can replace them almost anywhere...
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 18:33:01 PDT
Poor man's tie rod end (or ball joint) boot http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-mans-tie-rod-end-or-ball-joint-boot/
Poor man's tie rod end (or ball joint) boot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/5YY6/FGH6ZBX7/F825YY6FGH6ZBX7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/5YY6/FGH6ZBX7/F825YY6FGH6ZBX7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/5YY6/FGH6ZBX7/F825YY6FGH6ZBX7.SMALL.jpg Mikey D A simple & cheap way to seal any ball and socket type joint after the boot has been compromised. I teach High School Automotives and while replacing a clutch (and most everything else we came across!) in a faculty member's car, we found the tie rod end boots were completely torn off. I didn't want...
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Tue, 20 May 2008 21:47:43 PDT
Changing Colors In A Picture Using Paint.net http://www.instructables.com/id/Changing-Colors-In-A-Picture-Using-Paint.net/
Changing Colors In A Picture Using Paint.net - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/SWQZ/FEXKLZ3K/F6XSWQZFEXKLZ3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/SWQZ/FEXKLZ3K/F6XSWQZFEXKLZ3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/SWQZ/FEXKLZ3K/F6XSWQZFEXKLZ3K.SMALL.jpg Shadow Dragon This is really a cool skill to know. You can change the color of about any photo. (Black & White ones don't work well). All you need is Paint.net (requires Microsoft .NET Framework to be installed). Get Paint.net First of all, you need to download Paint.net. The following link should let you down...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2008 20:45:47 PDT
Easy ultrasonic 4-pin sensor monitoring (hc-sr04) http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-ultrasonic-4-pin-sensor-monitoring-hc-sr04/
Easy ultrasonic 4-pin sensor monitoring (hc-sr04) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/JYNW/H7UR7RCS/F90JYNWH7UR7RCS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/JYNW/H7UR7RCS/F90JYNWH7UR7RCS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/JYNW/H7UR7RCS/F90JYNWH7UR7RCS.SMALL.jpg Giedow hello Instructables, I have had some trouble with my cheap ultrasonic sensor (hc-sr04) and today I found a really easy solution. It is a really simple edit of the normal 3pin code. I added the 4 int's to the beginning of the code, so you can changes the arduino pins very easily. The new code(4pin)...
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Thu, 4 Oct 2012 14:46:56 PDT
Easily recharge alkaline batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easily-recharge-alkaline-batteries/
Easily recharge alkaline batteries! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/4SXP/FHTAIQX4/FOI4SXPFHTAIQX4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/4SXP/FHTAIQX4/FOI4SXPFHTAIQX4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/4SXP/FHTAIQX4/FOI4SXPFHTAIQX4.SMALL.jpg CalcProgrammer1 Did you know that you can recharge alkaline batteries? Well, they're not perfect (don't have very good recharge capacity, few recharge cycles, etc) but you can recharge them to an extent. Many people have developed fancy charging circuits, but I was able to get charge into some Alkaline batteries ...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2008 22:51:37 PDT
Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ultimate-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:15:37 PST
How to fix a graphics card? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-graphics-card/
How to fix a graphics card? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/THHR/HX6APCR5/F57THHRHX6APCR5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/THHR/HX6APCR5/F57THHRHX6APCR5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/THHR/HX6APCR5/F57THHRHX6APCR5.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen Did your graphics card die? Computer turns on but there is no picture? Or after a while of gaming blue-screen appears? And this all happens few weeks after the warranty runs out? If the symptoms leads to a failure in graphics follow this guide.This method works with every graphics card. Even with l...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:02:42 PDT
Water Drop Macro Lens http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-water-drop-macro-lens/
Water Drop Macro Lens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/NKAZ/ID02GV96/FMVNKAZID02GV96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/NKAZ/ID02GV96/FMVNKAZID02GV96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/NKAZ/ID02GV96/FMVNKAZID02GV96.SMALL.jpg Znaffi In this instructable I will show you, how you can take really cool macro pictures with a drop of water as a lens for your smartphone / tablet.We are putting water directly onto the smartphone / tablet, so don't do this, if you are worried, that it will cause damages. I am not worried at all, as I ha...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 11:52:34 PDT
Electronics for Absolute Beginners, Chapter 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-for-Absolute-Beginners-Chapter-2/
Electronics for Absolute Beginners, Chapter 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/F6SE/GT44H5F0/FEAF6SEGT44H5F0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/F6SE/GT44H5F0/FEAF6SEGT44H5F0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/F6SE/GT44H5F0/FEAF6SEGT44H5F0.SMALL.jpg elektrobot Welcome to Chapter 2. In Chapter 2, we will go through: 1. Resistor Color Code 2. Determine Needed Wattage for A Resistor 3. Electronic Test Equipments 4. Basics of Wires 5. The Metric System 6. Electronic Components and Their Schematic Symbols Chapter 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic...
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Wed, 28 Sep 2011 10:13:35 PDT
Super Simple Beginners Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Beginners-Robot/
Super Simple Beginners Robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/VE5X/FR123A3Q/FSOVE5XFR123A3Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/VE5X/FR123A3Q/FSOVE5XFR123A3Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/VE5X/FR123A3Q/FSOVE5XFR123A3Q.SMALL.jpg BIGBUG '''ROBOT VIDEO''' Here is an offsite link to the video while YouTube is processing the embedded version... I created this Instructable for the absolute n00by robot wannabe. I have noticed a huge jump in the number of beginners getting into the hobby and the number of "how do I" questions seem ...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:19:27 PST
5 Cool Projects With a General Transistor http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Cool-Projects-With-a-General-Transistor/
5 Cool Projects With a General Transistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/7BBD/IBYX3GKE/FTF7BBDIBYX3GKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/7BBD/IBYX3GKE/FTF7BBDIBYX3GKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/7BBD/IBYX3GKE/FTF7BBDIBYX3GKE.SMALL.jpg pious123 Basically i love to do projects that are microcontroller related.But recently one of my friend from ethiopia said that he wanted to do something that does not includes a microcontroller or arduino but still its worth making in a weekend and also in a small budget.So the idea came why not make a col...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:24:59 PDT
Mini Linux Computer under $15 http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Linux-Computer-under-15/
Mini Linux Computer under $15 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/4DTM/IBW2507M/FFA4DTMIBW2507M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/4DTM/IBW2507M/FFA4DTMIBW2507M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFA/4DTM/IBW2507M/FFA4DTMIBW2507M.SMALL.jpg Treker2 If you think this is cool and would like me to make more instructibles, please click Here and then click skip ad, this would mean alot to me.In this instructible I will show you how to make a mini Linux computer under $15. it will run Damm Small Linux and will connect to a monitor through a dvi cab...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:26:03 PDT
Simple DIY Video Dolly on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-Video-Dolly-on-a-Budget/
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Fri, 3 Jul 2015 03:05:16 PDT
Motor Controllers for Cheap Robots 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Controllers-for-Cheap-Robots-2/
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:07:04 PDT
DIY Camera Stabilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Camera-Stabilizer/
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 19:57:02 PDT
How to make a Cheap home Automation System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cheap-home-Automation-System/
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Sat, 20 Jun 2015 09:14:53 PDT
Make your own solar powered led string lights. ($5 bucks max) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-solar-powered-led-string-lights-/
Make your own solar powered led string lights. ($5 bucks max) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/TIIM/GFA45PLY/F5OTIIMGFA45PLY.SMALL.jpg rcisneros   Making a basic solar powered string of led lights isn't too difficult.  This instructable will require no electronics knowledge and no programing.    What were will be doing is upgrading some old battery powered mini lights to LEDs and then using some basic components, charging the batteries with...
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Wed, 20 Oct 2010 03:37:23 PDT
Cherry- 60€ 3D-Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Cherry-60-3D-Printer/
Cherry- 60€ 3D-Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/5ZZ3/IAPAW5OI/FG65ZZ3IAPAW5OI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/5ZZ3/IAPAW5OI/FG65ZZ3IAPAW5OI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/5ZZ3/IAPAW5OI/FG65ZZ3IAPAW5OI.SMALL.jpg Vulcaman Hello, in this instruction, I will show you how to make a 3D-Printer for less than 60€ (maybe the cheapest in the world)I'm 16 Years old and I made everything by myself.This 3D-Printer, works with the cheapest motors on the market (28Byj-48), for the electronics I use the Ramps 1.4 . It also has an...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:26:56 PDT
Chimera: $60 DLP High-Res 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Chimera-60-DLP-resin-3d-printer/
Chimera: $60 DLP High-Res 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/LPFQ/IBGC9TJM/F07LPFQIBGC9TJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/LPFQ/IBGC9TJM/F07LPFQIBGC9TJM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/LPFQ/IBGC9TJM/F07LPFQIBGC9TJM.SMALL.jpg matstermind I have been on a hunt for the past several years to find a cheap and simple, yet moderately high resolution 3D printer. I had 3 different 3D printers partially constructed when I heard about the amazing technology of DLP Stereo lithography (SLA) printers. I have finally found enough parts at the...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 18:28:48 PDT
Cheap yet fun telegraph http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-yet-fun-telagraph/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 15:56:12 PDT
How to: Huge Baymax LED Halftone Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Huge-Baymax-LED-Halftone-Wall-Art/
How to: Huge Baymax LED Halftone Wall Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/V11Y/IA3VSGFY/F7QV11YIA3VSGFY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/V11Y/IA3VSGFY/F7QV11YIA3VSGFY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/V11Y/IA3VSGFY/F7QV11YIA3VSGFY.SMALL.jpg Mr Hades A 2 ft x 3 ft floating piece of wall art, featuring 2 versions of Baymax, from the Disney movie Big Hero 6. There's a small version of Baymax without his armor, and then a large, halftoned version of Baymax in full armor. The entire design is LED backlit, using an RGB LED strip.The project is expect...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 16:08:07 PDT
LED-matrix on a budget http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-matrix-on-a-budget/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 15:50:24 PDT
Portable Arduino arcade game http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Arduino-arcade-game/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 08:51:30 PDT
30 Second Table Top Dolly http://www.instructables.com/id/30-Second-Table-Top-Dolly/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 13:03:30 PDT
Building a Basic Midi Controller Part 1 - Easy 3 Pot (Potentiometer) Arduino Uno Effects Midi Controller (Serial-USB)... Quick,easy and cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-3-Pot-Potentiometer-Arduino-Uno-Effects-Midi-/
Building a Basic Midi Controller Part 1 - Easy 3 Pot (Potentiometer) Arduino Uno Effects Midi Controller (Serial-USB)... Quick,easy and cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/RDIV/I9P1SITE/FY7RDIVI9P1SITE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/RDIV/I9P1SITE/FY7RDIVI9P1SITE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/RDIV/I9P1SITE/FY7RDIVI9P1SITE.SMALL.jpg APW-Design Hello everyone,I'm relatively new to Arduino and so have been battling my way to make my own midi controllers. There is a huge amount of information dotted around but I couldn't find a simple tutorial for such a simple device; so here it goes.My original intention was to create a mixer similar to th...
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Fri, 15 May 2015 00:15:14 PDT
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-potentiometer-as-a-voltage-divider/
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SMALL.jpg bweaver6 Hello and WelcomeThis Instructable is going to be short and sweet. I would like to share with you the power of potentiometers. A simple component that can be used as a voltage divider. You may be saying to yourself, "Duh, everyone knows that!" Well, unfortunately, this simple concept escaped many of...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:46:42 PDT
How to fabricate a lunch box into a dual 0-12VDC power supply. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fabricate-a-lunch-box-into-a-dual-0-12VDC-p/
How to fabricate a lunch box into a dual 0-12VDC power supply. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/20FI/I9UDIVRX/FGJ20FII9UDIVRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/20FI/I9UDIVRX/FGJ20FII9UDIVRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGJ/20FI/I9UDIVRX/FGJ20FII9UDIVRX.SMALL.jpg bweaver6 Preface:Hello and welcome to my Instructable.I am a first year Electronic Engineering student and was given the opportunity to build a power supply. I was immediately fascinated but wanted to make more than a run of mill project. My original idea was to use a cigar box and pack as much into a small ...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 17:52:18 PDT
Wind Tube! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Tube/
Wind Tube! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/XIXK/I9JR90BI/FQLXIXKI9JR90BI.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Whether you want to wind down or wind up, this tube is soon to be your favorite automatic aerodynamic magic. Like the giant bubble fan from Willy Wonka's factory, this easy to make wind tube is great for exploring what flies, spins, tumbles, soars and falls, all easily mobile for the teacher/parent/...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 18:10:48 PDT
EASY GARDEN LIGHTS [<10$] [< 5 Min. To Make] http://www.instructables.com/id/FURY-BALLS-10-5-Min-To-Make/
EASY GARDEN LIGHTS [<10$] [< 5 Min. To Make] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/ISM6/IA3RA7GA/FN9ISM6IA3RA7GA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/ISM6/IA3RA7GA/FN9ISM6IA3RA7GA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/ISM6/IA3RA7GA/FN9ISM6IA3RA7GA.SMALL.jpg Tech_Freak These Lights add beauty to you BACKYARD or GARDEN & are VERY VERY EASY TO MAKE it. These Light Balls will just Cost UNDER 10$ only. These are PORTABLE & can be kept anywhere in the backyard to increase the beauty. People of ANY AGE can make these Ligths in no time. Materials Required 1. White Gl...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:01:02 PDT
3D Printed DSLR Slider! Cheaper than 20$ http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-DSLR-SLider-For-less-than-20/
3D Printed DSLR Slider! Cheaper than 20$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/TLH3/I92LSEFE/F2TTLH3I92LSEFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/TLH3/I92LSEFE/F2TTLH3I92LSEFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/TLH3/I92LSEFE/F2TTLH3I92LSEFE.SMALL.jpg focamonca Let's create something useful for videomaker and timelapse maker 3D Printed DSLR Slider! Cheaper than 20$ This is a tutorial on how to build a 3D printed dslr SLIDER!Remember to vote me in the 3d printing contest :D thanksSorry for my English, probably I'll make some mistake so please tell me whe...
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 06:56:53 PDT
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 want to listen to your favourite music loudly,but dont have any powerfull amplifier??want to have self made music system???are you getting bored of nasty and useless mono sound from tv,music player,dvd??want to have a self made cool and rich sound stereo amplifier but dont wanna spend alot???then y...
By: Prabhat Tiwari

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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/
Lets Make A $20 Droid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZTAL/I8LGQ1GC/F5BZTALI8LGQ1GC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZTAL/I8LGQ1GC/F5BZTALI8LGQ1GC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/ZTAL/I8LGQ1GC/F5BZTALI8LGQ1GC.SMALL.jpg syfrog Building your own R2d2 style astromech droid can get very expensive very fast and very complex to construct. I challenged myself to come up with a way to construct an astromech style droid that is both relatively cheap to build and you do not have to own a machine shop to construct. Let me int...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:42:00 PDT
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/
Variable ATX bench powersupply - FabLab edition - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/FQM7/I8FQQTA2/FOKFQM7I8FQQTA2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/FQM7/I8FQQTA2/FOKFQM7I8FQQTA2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOK/FQM7/I8FQQTA2/FOKFQM7I8FQQTA2.SMALL.jpg ThomasVDD A good power supply is very useful when working with electronics, but it can be pricey. However, you could have one laying around in the form of an ATX PSU (Power Supply Unit). They are the most commonly used power supplies for computers. In this instructable I'll show how I converted my ATX PSU in ...
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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/
FOAM CUTTING MACHINE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/RLRP/I88LJAJ7/F7BRLRPI88LJAJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/RLRP/I88LJAJ7/F7BRLRPI88LJAJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7B/RLRP/I88LJAJ7/F7BRLRPI88LJAJ7.SMALL.jpg TrầnB What do you use for cutting foam? Knife, scissor or ...BLADE ?How do you feel when using them ? With me, terrible ==!To save the tiny foams and to be comfortable, my team made an idea about FOAM CUTTING MACHINEI feel very cool about this and it make my house much more tidy by fresh cut ! Why don’t y...
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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
Audiophile grade speakers for less than $200! http://www.instructables.com/id/Audiophile-grade-speakers-for-less-than-200/
Audiophile grade speakers for less than $200! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/HF0J/GKAYY7AD/FPWHF0JGKAYY7AD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/HF0J/GKAYY7AD/FPWHF0JGKAYY7AD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/HF0J/GKAYY7AD/FPWHF0JGKAYY7AD.SMALL.jpg aaronylee Speakers cost way too much. Speakers that sound good cost even more. But there is a way to correct this tragedy with some DIY magic! Turns out that Full Range Single Driver Speakers are making a comeback in the audiophile world. Coupled with an efficient amplifer you can enjoy audiophile grade musi...
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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 09:59:29 PST
( Wrist-watch enabled) Home automation via Twitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Twitter-Home-Control-at-7/
( Wrist-watch enabled) Home automation via Twitter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/Z12X/I7GS6DTG/F05Z12XI7GS6DTG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/Z12X/I7GS6DTG/F05Z12XI7GS6DTG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/Z12X/I7GS6DTG/F05Z12XI7GS6DTG.SMALL.jpg adhesh This is an Instructable to make a Twitter controlled Home Automation system for your house in less than 7$ (Rs.450). This tutorial includes setting up Python, Arduino as well as Twitter to build your very own Twitter controlled personal assistant. The main reason I built this is to turn on the AC an...
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Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:54:26 PDT
Simple and Cheap Air Cooler with Computer Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Cheap-Air-Cooler-with-Computer-Fans/
Simple and Cheap Air Cooler with Computer Fans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/YFVL/I77G3VF2/FUIYFVLI77G3VF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/YFVL/I77G3VF2/FUIYFVLI77G3VF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/YFVL/I77G3VF2/FUIYFVLI77G3VF2.SMALL.jpg Scorpent This air cooler is a cheap and easy way to keep a room cool without wasting a lot of power. Useful for those summer days, The build only needs two computer fans(case fans) and a ice reservoir. The cooling is done by a series of two computer fans, one blowing air the ice chamber and another one takin...
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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
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
Cheap Bluetooth Stereo System http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Bluetooth-Stereo-System/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:56:47 PST
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-New-Life-into-a-Old-Computer/
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/SGQG/I6RSQ0MN/F6YSGQGI6RSQ0MN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/SGQG/I6RSQ0MN/F6YSGQGI6RSQ0MN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/SGQG/I6RSQ0MN/F6YSGQGI6RSQ0MN.SMALL.jpg EvolvedAwesome What is my project goal? The goal of this project is to convert a 8 year old computer into a computer that can take notes, write documents, browse the web and play the odd game at a standard that is acceptable today. Why I am doing this Every Year Millions of Computers are thrown into landf...
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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