Instructables: exploring - technology - Cheap - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 25 Aug 2016 02:47:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY "PRO" DSLR slider for $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PRO-DSLR-Slider-for-10/
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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:26:14 PDT
How To Make A Low Tech Timer Switch. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Low-Tech-Timer-Switch/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2009 12:23:00 PDT
Cheap homemade LED torch (full build) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-homemade-LED-torch-full-build/
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Sun, 13 May 2007 14:39:06 PDT
HOWTO: Compression Connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/HOWTO-Compression-Connectors/
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Sat, 23 Feb 2008 18:44:26 PST
KeyPi - A cheap portable Raspberry Pi 3 Laptop under $80 http://www.instructables.com/id/KeyPi-a-Cheap-Portable-Raspberry-Pi-laptop-Under-8/
KeyPi - A cheap portable Raspberry Pi 3 Laptop under $80 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/298W/IRUGC62K/FY2298WIRUGC62K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/298W/IRUGC62K/FY2298WIRUGC62K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/298W/IRUGC62K/FY2298WIRUGC62K.SMALL.jpg MichaelO162 ***UPDATE***Hi Everyone! Firstly thank you for all the support and feedback, the community here is awesome :)Here are answers to some questions: Why did you make this?I wanted to make a portable computer that had a full sized keyboard. I felt that this form factor was very compact and most of all ea...
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Mon, 1 Aug 2016 11:59:09 PDT
Cheap and reliable remote control fan regulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-reliable-remote-control-fan-regulator/
Cheap and reliable remote control fan regulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/BVKV/HZL3L00K/FZ4BVKVHZL3L00K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/BVKV/HZL3L00K/FZ4BVKVHZL3L00K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/BVKV/HZL3L00K/FZ4BVKVHZL3L00K.SMALL.jpg harishh Hi, I am new to Instructables, I hope my mini project will be appreciated by many as this is economical and reliable and easy to built. I am a beginner to this electronic field. I always like to do small electronic projects with less investment which relates to practical appliances.This project pr...
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Tue, 2 Sep 2014 07:28:48 PDT
Pump-Action Rocket Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Pump-Action-Rocket-Gun/
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Tue, 19 Jul 2011 14:17:41 PDT
Cheap (but excellent) Mouse Pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-but-excellent-Mouse-Pad/
Cheap (but excellent) Mouse Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/8QIL/F3B4B4DV/FBM8QILF3B4B4DV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/8QIL/F3B4B4DV/FBM8QILF3B4B4DV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/8QIL/F3B4B4DV/FBM8QILF3B4B4DV.SMALL.jpg flashmonkey I am too cheap to spend $25 on a quality mouse pad, so I decided to make my own. Everything should be under $5. I'm using it with a Logitech G5 laser mouse, and have tested it with a Razer Copperhead laser mouse and a cheap Microsoft ball mouse. Works great with all of them, glides well and track...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2007 13:17:29 PDT
Create the Ultimate Noise Cancelling Earphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-the-Ultimate-Noise-Cancelling-Earphones/
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Tue, 17 Feb 2009 02:11:15 PST
Quick, dirty and cheap laser engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Dirty-and-Cheap-Laser-Engraver/
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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:50:21 PDT
Hack an HC SR04 to a 3 pin sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-an-HC-SR04-to-a-3-pin-sensor/
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 08:56:07 PDT
$100 Smart Mirror Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Smart-Mirror-Pi/
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Wed, 8 Jun 2016 02:30:13 PDT
ESP8266 (Standalone) weather station using Arduino IDE and GadgetKeeper Cloud Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Standalone-weather-station-using-Arduino-I/
ESP8266 (Standalone) weather station using Arduino IDE and GadgetKeeper Cloud Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/722E/IFR45OG5/F4R722EIFR45OG5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/722E/IFR45OG5/F4R722EIFR45OG5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/722E/IFR45OG5/F4R722EIFR45OG5.SMALL.jpg sibuntu This is an upgrade of my earlier project GadgetKeeper-Weather-Station. In this project I am building the same functionality but only using ESP8266 WiFi SoC standalone with DHT11 temperature and humidity sensor. In the previous project i used Arduino Uno and Arduino Ethernet Shield to send temperatur...
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Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:26:44 PDT
How To make a Guitar Amp (Cheap)!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-make-a-Guitar-Amp-Cheap/
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Wed, 18 Jul 2012 07:15:47 PDT
build a $4 lens with interchangeable kaleidoscopic filters for any digital camera http://www.instructables.com/id/build-a-4-lens-with-interchangeable-kaleidoscopic/
build a $4 lens with interchangeable kaleidoscopic filters for any digital camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZI63/FIV128LC/FA2ZI63FIV128LC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZI63/FIV128LC/FA2ZI63FIV128LC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZI63/FIV128LC/FA2ZI63FIV128LC.SMALL.jpg pdub77 in this instructable i show you how to build a really cool lens attachment for almost any digital camera. with the advent of digital cameras, i blossomed (not like that chick in that sitcom, though). if i had had the money, i would've loved to get into developing my own film and slr cameras and ...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2008 16:29:38 PST
Almost free computers or Using Thin Clients with Debian linux. http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Thin-Clients-a-quick-way-with-Debian-linux/
Almost free computers or Using Thin Clients with Debian linux. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HCV1/I0YG0TE7/FXVHCV1I0YG0TE7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HCV1/I0YG0TE7/FXVHCV1I0YG0TE7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HCV1/I0YG0TE7/FXVHCV1I0YG0TE7.SMALL.jpg Computothought So you want to set up a small network for a business or just for home. Think about thin clients. Using thin clients has always been an important thing with me.Though they are mini subsets of full computers they save money in electricity and require less support. Most thin clients work by depending o...
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Sat, 3 Apr 2010 02:14:39 PDT
CHEAP Wall-Mounted Monitors http://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-Wall-Mounted-Monitors/
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:16:54 PDT
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hack-Your-Hot-Girlfriends-Nightlight-With-Y/
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SMALL.jpg Ruben Marc Speybrouck Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) using arduino, blynk and a wemos / ESP8266 boardIn this tutorial we will be making something I call a wifi controlled ac switch. (But it also works for DC applications that are powered by a wall outlet) Basically we will ...
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Fri, 6 May 2016 05:02:40 PDT
Control an arduino project through a customisable android / Iphone app with Blynk and Wemos D1: THE 2016 SUPER NOOB FRIENDLY WAY http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-2016-SUPER-NOOB-FRIENDLY-WAY-Control-an-Arduin/
Control an arduino project through a customisable android / Iphone app with Blynk and Wemos D1: THE 2016 SUPER NOOB FRIENDLY WAY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/6UYN/IPBXU1RV/FE36UYNIPBXU1RV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/6UYN/IPBXU1RV/FE36UYNIPBXU1RV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/6UYN/IPBXU1RV/FE36UYNIPBXU1RV.SMALL.jpg Ruben Marc Speybrouck The aim of this instructable is to teach you how to create wifi connected arduino projects the simplest and fastest way possible. If you want to make an arduino project that you can control from your smartphone and that only costed 4 eurs in hardware, then this project is for you! Do not rely on old...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:17:47 PST
WAVE- The Ultimate Helping Hands Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVE-the-Ultimate-Helping-Hands-Device/
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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:02:56 PST
DIY Laptop Skin! Easy, Cute & Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laptop-Skin-Easy-Cute-Cheap/
DIY Laptop Skin! Easy, Cute & Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/8ZSE/HKBG706C/FP58ZSEHKBG706C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/8ZSE/HKBG706C/FP58ZSEHKBG706C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/8ZSE/HKBG706C/FP58ZSEHKBG706C.SMALL.jpg diybeauty_queen Tired of the basic look of your laptop? Vinyl skins not fitting in your budget? Whatever your case maybe, I am here to instruct you on how to create your very own laptop skin. You can be as creative as you want with this project and by no means do you have to just settle for what I did. Get crafty w...
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:31:54 PDT
Making Lichtenberg Figures in Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Lichtenberg-Figures-in-Wood/
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Mon, 2 May 2016 17:43:32 PDT
Silence your digital watch for stealthy standardized exam taking http://www.instructables.com/id/Silence-your-digital-watch-for-stealthy-standardiz/
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Thu, 4 Apr 2013 20:55:59 PDT
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) http://www.instructables.com/id/R-Pi-control-Android-iPhone-via-OSC/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:04:26 PDT
EasyCap DC60 (STK1160) + VLC + Xubuntu 13.10 = OpenSource Video Capture!! http://www.instructables.com/id/EasyCap-DC60-STK1160-VLC-Xubuntu-1310-OpenSource-V/
EasyCap DC60 (STK1160) + VLC + Xubuntu 13.10 = OpenSource Video Capture!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/U6XK/HP989MSJ/FL6U6XKHP989MSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/U6XK/HP989MSJ/FL6U6XKHP989MSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/U6XK/HP989MSJ/FL6U6XKHP989MSJ.SMALL.jpg daiatlus79 This tutorial is an overview on how to use VLC to capture the audio and video streams from a device using an Easycap DC60 (Syntek Chipset) and the 3.5mm stereo microphone input of a computer running Xubuntu 13.10 64-Bit. The Materials needed will be only a few simple ones, mostly found at local Doll...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 03:21:37 PST
$3 Bluetooth HID Module (HC05 With RN42 Firmware) http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Bluetooth-HID-Module-HC05-With-RN42-Firmware/
$3 Bluetooth HID Module (HC05 With RN42 Firmware) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/1MMD/IM560JOW/FUW1MMDIM560JOW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/1MMD/IM560JOW/FUW1MMDIM560JOW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/1MMD/IM560JOW/FUW1MMDIM560JOW.SMALL.jpg EvanKale Bluetooth HID (human interface device) modules will let you create bluetooth peripherals that can pair with mobile devices out-of-the-box (like bluetooth keyboards, gamepads, mice, etc.).If we're looking to build our own bluetooth HID device, the hefty price of a single HID module can spike the budg...
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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:59:25 PDT
Model rocket recovery wadding http://www.instructables.com/id/Model-rocket-recovery-wadding/
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By: Pyro the maniac

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Sat, 17 Jan 2009 21:10:51 PST
DIY Microbial Fuel Cell! EASY! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Microbial-Fuel-Cell-easy/
DIY Microbial Fuel Cell! EASY! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/A915/HK6XN9LR/F5MA915HK6XN9LR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/A915/HK6XN9LR/F5MA915HK6XN9LR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/A915/HK6XN9LR/F5MA915HK6XN9LR.SMALL.jpg paultnylund Let me know if you need any help building one of your own. My name is Paul Nylund, and my partner on the project was Marcia Rojas if you need to cite this. Blueprint: http://goo.gl/Z3Nuf During our testing, we occasionally saw spikes of up to 6 volts while adjusting the apparatus. We were not able...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 13:57:30 PDT
100% Free + Easy Greenscreen Effects for MovieMaker http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Free-Easy-Greenscreen-Effects-for-MovieMake/
100% Free + Easy Greenscreen Effects for MovieMaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/UX65/H6MF3VS9/FYKUX65H6MF3VS9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/UX65/H6MF3VS9/FYKUX65H6MF3VS9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYK/UX65/H6MF3VS9/FYKUX65H6MF3VS9.SMALL.jpg Gumby45 Ever wanted to use a greenscreen, but don't have the money / are too much of a lazy bum to go buy one? If you have a PC (even without moviemaker installed), then here's a quick and easy way to utilize a low-budget version. Step 1 This is my first instructable, so I apologize in advance for any co...
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:04:43 PDT
Ghetto In-Ear Monitor System http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghetto-In-Ear-Monitor-System/
Ghetto In-Ear Monitor System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/TD0H/FLROLOEE/F5TTD0HFLROLOEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/TD0H/FLROLOEE/F5TTD0HFLROLOEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5T/TD0H/FLROLOEE/F5TTD0HFLROLOEE.SMALL.jpg WillTheRescue Can't afford a nice IEM system? Me neither! When recording with my band awhile ago, I realized how much I loved being able to hear myself clearly through the headphones. I went off to purchase an In-ear monitor system for live shows, and was awe-struck when I saw the prices. I gave up on it immediat...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2008 18:06:06 PDT
Arduino Digital 7-Segment Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Digital-7-Segment-Thermometer/
Arduino Digital 7-Segment Thermometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/QANU/H5EDU0VD/FIDQANUH5EDU0VD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/QANU/H5EDU0VD/FIDQANUH5EDU0VD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/QANU/H5EDU0VD/FIDQANUH5EDU0VD.SMALL.jpg xBacon Hello everybody! I will be showing you how to make a digital 7-segment thermometer using the LM335 temperature sensor. This a guide for an Arduino version, but I am working on a mini ATtiny84 version. Once I get that working, I will post another Instructable on how to make it. I'm sure you could m...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 10:00:42 PDT
USB Sex Change http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-Female-connector-out-of-a-USB-Male-conn/
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Wed, 27 Feb 2008 21:22:54 PST
How to Make a Battery Out of Mud http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Easy-Cheap-Soil-based-Microbial-Fuel-Cell/
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Sat, 2 Jul 2011 09:28:31 PDT
Edge 3D 3.0 - A $200 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-3D-30-a-200-3D-Printer/
Edge 3D 3.0 - A $200 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/A7O5/IK7C7EYM/FEGA7O5IK7C7EYM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/A7O5/IK7C7EYM/FEGA7O5IK7C7EYM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/A7O5/IK7C7EYM/FEGA7O5IK7C7EYM.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa Let me just start by saying that this isn't like most "budget" 3D printers. This has all features that a normal one should have; 2 Z axis motors, LCD, and a reliable extruder (Stepstruder MK7). As the title suggests, this project costs less than $200 (USD) to make, with no reused parts. This project...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 13:41:44 PST
EMP generator http://www.instructables.com/id/EMP-generator-1/
EMP generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/MQSM/IEKJ3HMD/FK3MQSMIEKJ3HMD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/MQSM/IEKJ3HMD/FK3MQSMIEKJ3HMD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/MQSM/IEKJ3HMD/FK3MQSMIEKJ3HMD.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is a easy, portable and cheap DIY project to make a electromagnetic pulse (EMP).Follow the few steps and you got yourself your own EMP to disable or destroy electronic devices (this EMP is only strong enough to destroy a calculator). Schematic I made a easy to follow schematic of the device....
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Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:00:32 PDT
DIY $5 USBTinyISP http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-5-USBTinyISP/
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:30:31 PST
Gduino-No Programmer Required!! For 5$,Programs Multiple AVRs http://www.instructables.com/id/Gduino-No-Programmer-Required-for-5Programs-Multip/
Gduino-No Programmer Required!! For 5$,Programs Multiple AVRs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/GZVA/IJQO1JA3/F8ZGZVAIJQO1JA3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/GZVA/IJQO1JA3/F8ZGZVAIJQO1JA3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/GZVA/IJQO1JA3/F8ZGZVAIJQO1JA3.SMALL.jpg Gursimran Singh 425 Arduino is familiar to anyone who loves to build tech.It is very common in project makers.But why 25$ For this board!! We can make our own!! In this instructable I am going to show you how to build an arduino at home that doesn't need any external programmers like USBASP or serial communicators.USBA...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:27:15 PST
Turn a Laptop Screen into a Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Laptop-Screen-into-a-Miror/
Turn a Laptop Screen into a Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/Z0SZ/FQ6EBFX8/FO0Z0SZFQ6EBFX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/Z0SZ/FQ6EBFX8/FO0Z0SZFQ6EBFX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/Z0SZ/FQ6EBFX8/FO0Z0SZFQ6EBFX8.SMALL.jpg MidnightSon Hi there, this is my very first instructable, so any critics and comments are welcome ! And sorry for my english, I'm a little frenchy guy =) Some photos are not very good quality, I apologize for that., but they seem clear enough to me.So, first, What I had was a broken laptop. I tried to use the s...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2009 08:15:26 PST
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Motor-Driver-Circuit-for-Arduino/
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:17:19 PST
cheap DIY electronic pH meter http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-DIY-electronic-pH-meter/
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:05:59 PST
DIY Beginner's Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Beginners-Quadcopter/
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:50:26 PST
How to assemble very cheap 3D printer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Assemble-Very-Cheap-3D-Printer/
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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 06:57:39 PST
Ultra-cheap cell phone antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-cheap-cell-phone-antenna/
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Tue, 11 Apr 2006 12:29:12 PDT
Creating a custom crawler http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-custom-crawler/
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Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:44:59 PST
SIMPLE QUADCOPTER ( HUBSAN X4 ) http://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLE-GUIDE-TO-MAKE-a-QUADCOPTER/
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Fri, 1 Jan 2016 21:58:46 PST
HOW TO FIX YOUR TV http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-FIX-YOUR-TV/
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Thu, 7 Dec 2006 20:10:26 PST
How to make a Burning 1-2W 445nm Blue Laser http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Burning-1-2W-445nm-Blue-Laser/
How to make a Burning 1-2W 445nm Blue Laser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/I9NS/HELX4BNH/FXAI9NSHELX4BNH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/I9NS/HELX4BNH/FXAI9NSHELX4BNH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/I9NS/HELX4BNH/FXAI9NSHELX4BNH.SMALL.jpg Electo4fun In this Instructable I will show you how to make a burning blue laser. This laser outputs 1-2W. At this power it can blind you instantly! If this is your first laser project you are in the wrong place, please find another Instructable of a lower power laser. Never point or aim this laser at; people,...
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:55:53 PDT
Homebuilt (DIY) CNC router - Arduino based (GRBL) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebuilt-DIY-CNC-Router-Arduino-Based-GRBL/
Homebuilt (DIY) CNC router - Arduino based (GRBL) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/BVO5/IJHHLUFP/FWIBVO5IJHHLUFP.SMALL.jpg Azielaan015 Already for a few months or even years, I was planning to build my own CNC milling machine. Now I decided it was time to do it! I read a lot about other DIY projects and in the end I liked the design from the Arduino CNC intstructable that I found here. Although the dimensions were unclear and the p...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 12:01:37 PST
Make a water block out of a heatsink for less than $20! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-water-block-out-of-a-heatsink-for-less-than/
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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 18:40:34 PDT
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Infrared-Proximity-Sensor-Arduino-Compatible/
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SMALL.jpg xBacon Ever looked on Sparkfun or Adafruit for some cool robot parts, and saw those expensive IR and Ultrasonic proximity sensors? I have, and I really wanted one, but they're so expensive ($30-$40 or more) so I decided that I could make one myself with the parts I had on hand for way less. What I came up...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:40:23 PDT