Instructables: exploring - technology - Cheap - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 10 Dec 2016 13:32:03 PST BLOX v1.01 How To Make A Bright LED Panel For 20$ http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Bright-LED-Panel-for-20/
How To Make A Bright LED Panel For 20$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/PVQJ/IWE4PBI7/FD4PVQJIWE4PBI7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/PVQJ/IWE4PBI7/FD4PVQJIWE4PBI7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/PVQJ/IWE4PBI7/FD4PVQJIWE4PBI7.SMALL.jpg Jakes workshop - What is up everybody, In this tutorial I am going to show you how to make a super bright LED light panel which is great for video lighting due to its natural white color temperature and it wont cost you more than 20$ to build it. What you need? - For this project we are gonna need a 10m of led ...
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Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:25:35 PST
Professional ART tracing lightbox FREE in under 15 minutes!!! ($100 in stores) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-OWN-professional-arttracing-ligh/
Professional ART tracing lightbox FREE in under 15 minutes!!! ($100 in stores) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/B9LA/FQ6EF8V0/FLQB9LAFQ6EF8V0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/B9LA/FQ6EF8V0/FLQB9LAFQ6EF8V0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/B9LA/FQ6EF8V0/FLQB9LAFQ6EF8V0.SMALL.jpg LiuRichard10 Attention all artists, architects, photographers, and hobby enthusiasts: Have you ever found it difficult to trace over artwork, photos, or other media? Have you ever worked on an art piece and found tracing paper to be inconvenient, ineffective, or just too messy? Well, now you can create your own ...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:40:27 PST
How to Make a Cheap Arduino MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cheap-Arduino-MIDI-Controller/
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Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:33:45 PST
How To Extract LEDs From LED Christmas Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Extract-LEDs-Form-LED-Christmas-Lights/
How To Extract LEDs From LED Christmas Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/YK2V/FALOLEMN/FXLYK2VFALOLEMN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/YK2V/FALOLEMN/FXLYK2VFALOLEMN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/YK2V/FALOLEMN/FXLYK2VFALOLEMN.SMALL.jpg kelor90 This Instructable will cover the extraction of LEDs from molded LED Christmas lights Items Needed. The Following items are needed: *Led Light Strand *Pliers Purchase LED light set. Purchase a set of LED Christmas lights. I purchased mine from Walgreens but you can get them fomr ACE, Home Depo...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2007 23:13:20 PST
Cheap DIY Ambientlight using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Ambilight-Tutorial-for-PC-Using-Arduino/
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Thu, 1 Dec 2016 12:37:29 PST
Make a basic electromagnet http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-basic-electromagnet./
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Sat, 26 Jan 2008 11:06:50 PST
JRLS 1000 DIY SLS-3D-PRINTER http://www.instructables.com/id/JRLS-1000-DIY-SLS-3D-PRINTER/
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Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:29:02 PST
Make Your Own Simple & Cheap Portable Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Simple-Cheap-Portable-Bluetooth-Spea/
Make Your Own Simple & Cheap Portable Bluetooth Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/8RLQ/IVA547DQ/FJD8RLQIVA547DQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/8RLQ/IVA547DQ/FJD8RLQIVA547DQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/8RLQ/IVA547DQ/FJD8RLQIVA547DQ.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how to build a simple portable bluetooth speaker that can play its tunes up to 30 hours continuously. Most of the used components can be found for only 22$ in total which makes this a pretty low budget project. Let's get started! Watch the video! The video gives yo...
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Sun, 13 Nov 2016 07:46:04 PST
Fixing a cheapo chinese MP3 Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-cheapo-chinese-MP3-Player/
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Fri, 5 Mar 2010 04:51:11 PST
Build/modify a wrist watch! A great gift or just for yourself! http://www.instructables.com/id/Buildmodify-a-wrist-watch-A-great-gift-or-just-f/
Build/modify a wrist watch! A great gift or just for yourself! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/M2NG/GTSF17X0/FQWM2NGGTSF17X0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/M2NG/GTSF17X0/FQWM2NGGTSF17X0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/M2NG/GTSF17X0/FQWM2NGGTSF17X0.SMALL.jpg z3ds Tired of boring run of the mill wrist watches? Make one yourself! Impress that special someone or make one for yourself. Cheap and easy. All you need is a broken or working wrist watch, a donor digital watch and some creativity! Materials and tools Materials: You'll need a wrist watch preferabl...
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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:01:33 PST
Power Your Drill With A Computer Power Supply! http://www.instructables.com/id/What-To-Do-With-A-Drill-That-Has-A-Dead-Battery-Ad/
Power Your Drill With A Computer Power Supply! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/1AD2/IFD6KA1M/F8E1AD2IFD6KA1M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/1AD2/IFD6KA1M/F8E1AD2IFD6KA1M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/1AD2/IFD6KA1M/F8E1AD2IFD6KA1M.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Slowly and sadly my drill battery died.Drill batteries cost more than $2I thought of the fact that I never need It to be portable because my dad has a killer Dewalt drill that's almost too powerful and scary to use...This gave me a pretty obvious idea: Why not power it with power from a regular wall...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 16:58:44 PDT
Oscilloscope! THE EASY WAY! DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Oscilloscope-THE-EASY-WAY-DIY/
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:39:56 PST
DIY Bluetooth Speaker Under 5$ http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Speaker-Under-5/
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Wed, 26 Oct 2016 17:36:57 PDT
Getting Started with the Daflabs ESP8266 ESP-12 Breakout Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-the-Daflabs-ESP8266-ESP-12-Br/
Getting Started with the Daflabs ESP8266 ESP-12 Breakout Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/ZCT3/IA3YK9AM/F8QZCT3IA3YK9AM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/ZCT3/IA3YK9AM/F8QZCT3IA3YK9AM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/ZCT3/IA3YK9AM/F8QZCT3IA3YK9AM.SMALL.jpg ankitdaf This guide is a quick beginner's guide that shows how to use the ESP-12 Breakout board with the CP2102.What you'll need : 1. Daflabs ESP-12 Breakout Board2. CP2102 USB to UART Serial module 3. Jumper Wires4. Breadboard (optional) About the board The ESP-12 Breakout board breaks out the ESP-12 pi...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 08:35:00 PDT
Arduino Oscilloscope Under 5 $ - 3 Channel http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Channel-Arduino-Oscilloscope-Under-5-/
Arduino Oscilloscope Under 5 $ - 3 Channel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/CP8K/IN69EL8L/FW7CP8KIN69EL8L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/CP8K/IN69EL8L/FW7CP8KIN69EL8L.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/CP8K/IN69EL8L/FW7CP8KIN69EL8L.SMALL.jpg amansinghaljpr Oscilloscopes are used by electronics enthusiasts , hobbyists and it is one of the common tools on a workbench . But buying one can get expensive so finally i decided that why not to make one using an arduino. So this basic project will help you increase your skill and in the end you will end up hav...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 02:03:25 PDT
How to Make a Pure Black Photography Background http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Pure-Black-Photography-Background/
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Mon, 17 Oct 2016 07:24:36 PDT
LCD 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/LCD-3D-Printer/
LCD 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/J7GB/IPVHDI8I/FZIJ7GBIPVHDI8I.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/J7GB/IPVHDI8I/FZIJ7GBIPVHDI8I.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZI/J7GB/IPVHDI8I/FZIJ7GBIPVHDI8I.SMALL.jpg lcs5000 I am a fifteen year old who took an interest in 3D printing about two years ago. I tried and failed to build a fused deposition modeling 3D printer. There were too many moving parts that I had issues with. So, I began exploring simpler, less complex printers. I came across the "Olo" smartphone 3D pr...
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:44:28 PDT
18650 Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/18650-Battery-Charger-1/
18650 Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/BQNR/IU8WEIPQ/FPEBQNRIU8WEIPQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/BQNR/IU8WEIPQ/FPEBQNRIU8WEIPQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/BQNR/IU8WEIPQ/FPEBQNRIU8WEIPQ.SMALL.jpg Kester1 Hey guys Kester here! Today I'll be showing you guys how to make a 18650 battery charger! Without further a do, let's get started! Patreon As you may or may not know, I am Kester. I have a YouTube channel that is based on making electronics videos and diy videos and tutorials. As me making lots o...
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Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:49:16 PDT
MAKE a mind control hypnosis dream machine Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKE-a-mind-control-hypnosis-dream-machine-Cheap/
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Wed, 11 Oct 2006 02:32:10 PDT
Pimp Your Car's Stereo. Adding Bluetooth to Your Head-unit. ($2,- Project) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pimp-Your-Cars-Stereo-Adding-Bluetooth-to-Your-Hea/
Pimp Your Car's Stereo. Adding Bluetooth to Your Head-unit. ($2,- Project) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/AEHD/ITW2KHD9/FVFAEHDITW2KHD9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/AEHD/ITW2KHD9/FVFAEHDITW2KHD9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/AEHD/ITW2KHD9/FVFAEHDITW2KHD9.SMALL.jpg Meatlove Modern times ask for modern solutions. Many of us drive cars older than the modern smartphone. And there lies a problem. How you're gonna stream your favorite music to your speakers.A lot of cars have a AUX (auxiliary) port to connect devices such as your smartphone. But having loose cables in your ...
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Wed, 5 Oct 2016 13:21:15 PDT
ATtiny85/45/25 LED dice (Super simple and CHEAP!) http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny854525-LED-dice-Super-simple-and-CHEAP/
ATtiny85/45/25 LED dice (Super simple and CHEAP!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SMALL.jpg xBacon If you have looked at my 5 LED ATtiny85 POV display, we programmed the ATtiny with the Arduino. (If you haven't seen it, click here) We will be doing the same thing for this LED Dice project. The total parts cost for this project is about $5-$10. (Not including the Arduino board and the tools.) It...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 09:05:15 PDT
Arduino Based Four Legged Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Four-Legged-Robot/
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 17:47:20 PDT
Poor Drone Owners Carrying Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Drone-Owners-Carrying-Case/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:52:00 PST
Cheap/free capacitor bank and charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheapfree-capacitor-bank-and-charger/
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Mon, 9 Oct 2006 18:57:53 PDT
Articulating 70W Spectrum-Balanced LED Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Articulating-70W-Spectrum-Balanced-LED-Panel-Doesn/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:42:47 PDT
Build a microscope! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-microscope!/
Build a microscope! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/YO9Y/F8IEN4Z0/FR0YO9YF8IEN4Z0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/YO9Y/F8IEN4Z0/FR0YO9YF8IEN4Z0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/YO9Y/F8IEN4Z0/FR0YO9YF8IEN4Z0.SMALL.jpg BobS This microscope can be made in a few hours. It is cheap and nice (not a toy)!Possible magnification range: 10-100x (dependent on objective lenses)Materials:discarded photo enlarger8 X 21 mm binocularsome pieces of scrap woodOptional: some discarded camera lenses, piece of aluminum sheet.Costs: 15 - ...
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Fri, 2 Nov 2007 05:04:24 PDT
Simple Lightsaber http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Lightsaber-1/
Simple Lightsaber - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/4LKB/IT22NV8X/FRZ4LKBIT22NV8X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/4LKB/IT22NV8X/FRZ4LKBIT22NV8X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRZ/4LKB/IT22NV8X/FRZ4LKBIT22NV8X.SMALL.jpg spaktashabit I've always wanted a custom lightsaber but haven't had the money. this is a relatively cheap way to make an awesome super bright extremely durable lightsaber. some of the parts It takes 3 leds end to end to make 1 inch. so if you have a 36 inch blade like the one I'm making you'll need about 110...
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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:15:38 PDT
Automatic Home surveillance system using arduino(simple and cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Home-surveillance-system-using-arduinosi/
Automatic Home surveillance system using arduino(simple and cheap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/DP6Y/I05EYC95/F21DP6YI05EYC95.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/DP6Y/I05EYC95/F21DP6YI05EYC95.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F21/DP6Y/I05EYC95/F21DP6YI05EYC95.SMALL.jpg vigneshraja The goal of my project is to achieve Automatic home surveillance system without any manual interference. In general other surveillance system it is necessary to power ON TV and camera receiver every time. And also it needs to any user input to view who is standing out side. But in my p...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:27:52 PDT
Cheap and Easy Battery Holder Version 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Holder-Version-2/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 21:00:13 PST
Make an ARDUINO on your own...!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-ARDUINO-on-Your-Own/
Make an ARDUINO on your own...!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F35/EQSU/IJ6CCEYE/F35EQSUIJ6CCEYE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F35/EQSU/IJ6CCEYE/F35EQSUIJ6CCEYE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F35/EQSU/IJ6CCEYE/F35EQSUIJ6CCEYE.SMALL.jpg vnod2805 ARDUINO platform is today's most popular platform in the world used for embedded projects.Programming an Arduino is very simple than any other system.Just plug it to your PC and get started...!!!But as the standalone projects based on Arduino increases, more number of Arduinos are required for getti...
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Sat, 9 Jan 2016 07:04:14 PST
AC PWM dimmer for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/AC-PWM-Dimmer-for-Arduino/
AC PWM dimmer for Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/EQX5/IMGLKUX7/FOREQX5IMGLKUX7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/EQX5/IMGLKUX7/FOREQX5IMGLKUX7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/EQX5/IMGLKUX7/FOREQX5IMGLKUX7.SMALL.jpg diy_bloke Warning: this project uses deadly voltages, as well as a sizeable capacitor to store these deadly voltages. Even after you disconnect the circuit from the grid, the capacitor still can give you a jolt to remember!!Over 3 years ago, I published a simpel TRIAC AC dimmer for the arduino. That proved to...
By: diy_bloke

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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 05:39:13 PDT
How to make a string of LED's in parallel for arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-string-of-LEDs-in-parallel-for-ardu/
How to make a string of LED's in parallel for arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/VRMA/GTGCRBTU/FR8VRMAGTGCRBTU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/VRMA/GTGCRBTU/FR8VRMAGTGCRBTU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR8/VRMA/GTGCRBTU/FR8VRMAGTGCRBTU.SMALL.jpg Goalieguy This instructable will show you how to make your own string of LED's that are wired in parallel. The arduino board can't supply enough power to run a string of LED's in series without a relay or transistor, but it can run one that is wired in parallel. It takes a little more time and effort, but it ...
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Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:32:06 PDT
DIY "PRO" DSLR slider for $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PRO-DSLR-Slider-for-10/
DIY "PRO" DSLR slider for $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/WJQU/IRT7AWUS/F2TWJQUIRT7AWUS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/WJQU/IRT7AWUS/F2TWJQUIRT7AWUS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2T/WJQU/IRT7AWUS/F2TWJQUIRT7AWUS.SMALL.jpg WillieK4 I wanted to make my own camera slider after seeing multiple diy videos how to make one on Youtube. Some of the sliders I saw were too expensive and kind of difficult to make. And who would pay lets say $50 for a diy slider when you could buy a real one for about the same price. So here is my slider ...
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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/
How To Make A Low Tech Timer Switch. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/9D8Q/FT3K4FCB/FNZ9D8QFT3K4FCB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/9D8Q/FT3K4FCB/FNZ9D8QFT3K4FCB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/9D8Q/FT3K4FCB/FNZ9D8QFT3K4FCB.SMALL.jpg liam01 This is an Instructable to make a very low tech timer switch. mine goes off once every 12 hours for about 3 minutes. I made this because i not really that good with electronics but still wanted a cheap timer. This is just the prototype and i hope to make a much more permanent one when i have the tim...
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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/
Cheap homemade LED torch (full build) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/2QI7/F1B3RFK6/FRA2QI7F1B3RFK6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/2QI7/F1B3RFK6/FRA2QI7F1B3RFK6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRA/2QI7/F1B3RFK6/FRA2QI7F1B3RFK6.SMALL.jpg lemonie A cheap source of LEDs A full torch / flashlight LEDs I found a pack of six gas-lighters with built-in LED lights for a pound. Dismantling these was fairly easy, as shown in the pictures, it's not too dissimilar to 'breaking' If you've got LEDs already, skip this. LED assembly Wire all of ...
By: lemonie

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Sun, 13 May 2007 14:39:06 PDT
HOWTO: Compression Connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/HOWTO-Compression-Connectors/
HOWTO: Compression Connectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/WLSQ/FCZE7R8M/FZ9WLSQFCZE7R8M.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/WLSQ/FCZE7R8M/FZ9WLSQFCZE7R8M.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/WLSQ/FCZE7R8M/FZ9WLSQFCZE7R8M.SMALL.jpg computerwiz_222 If you know anything about satellite, cable or antenna installations, you know about F connectors and how much of a pain they can be to crimp. Recently, a new type of connector has become popular. They are called compression connectors. The connectors are relatively cheap, but the tool used to crimp...
By: computerwiz_222

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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/298W/IRUGC62K/FY2298WIRUGC62K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/298W/IRUGC62K/FY2298WIRUGC62K.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/BVKV/HZL3L00K/FZ4BVKVHZL3L00K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ4/BVKV/HZL3L00K/FZ4BVKVHZL3L00K.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
By: harishh

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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/
Pump-Action Rocket Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/YLI3/GQB4XAWL/FCDYLI3GQB4XAWL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/YLI3/GQB4XAWL/FCDYLI3GQB4XAWL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/YLI3/GQB4XAWL/FCDYLI3GQB4XAWL.SMALL.jpg Jaycub This is an awesome gun. It is very fun and not that difficult to make. It is also very cheap. The entire thing including a bunch of ammo could easily be made for ~$20, or much less if you already have a lot of the stuff ( you probably do). I spent about $15 but a lot of what I spent it on is...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/8QIL/F3B4B4DV/FBM8QILF3B4B4DV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBM/8QIL/F3B4B4DV/FBM8QILF3B4B4DV.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
Create the Ultimate Noise Cancelling Earphones - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/TUZI/FRAAPM86/FFVTUZIFRAAPM86.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/TUZI/FRAAPM86/FFVTUZIFRAAPM86.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/TUZI/FRAAPM86/FFVTUZIFRAAPM86.SMALL.jpg sillywabbit92 Today I am going to show everybody how to create earphones that maximize noise cancellation, plus its very simple. Double the fun!Basically we're going to put together foam ear plugs, which is basically the most noise cancellation you can hope for unless you live on the moon or enter a vacuum chamb...
By: sillywabbit92

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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/
Quick, dirty and cheap laser engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/0KSK/IPR3JPR4/FY60KSKIPR3JPR4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/0KSK/IPR3JPR4/FY60KSKIPR3JPR4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/0KSK/IPR3JPR4/FY60KSKIPR3JPR4.SMALL.jpg Venkes After playing a while with the "pocket laser engraver" I've fabricated folowing the instructable made by Groover, I want to make something bigger with things I already have in my possession. The only thing I've bought is a scanner (7 Euro's at the second hand stuff shop). All the other things I have...
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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/
Hack an HC SR04 to a 3 pin sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/4LMJ/I00TH755/FRK4LMJI00TH755.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/4LMJ/I00TH755/FRK4LMJI00TH755.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/4LMJ/I00TH755/FRK4LMJI00TH755.SMALL.jpg robobot3112 I hope you all have heard of that expensive-but-awesome parallax ping))) sensor. I cannot buy one of them it blasts my budget into tiny little pieces of debris floating around (30$ i mean). So what do you do? literally hack your problems into pieces. So guys with the hcsr04 if you are like me ponder...
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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/
$100 Smart Mirror Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/DG5G/IP66VLLR/FM9DG5GIP66VLLR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/DG5G/IP66VLLR/FM9DG5GIP66VLLR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM9/DG5G/IP66VLLR/FM9DG5GIP66VLLR.SMALL.jpg Carl Gordon Media I saw one of these mirrors online and instantly set out to make one in the cheapest, thriftiest and easiest way I could find and now you can too! This mirror is my second iteration, I used a Laptop first to write the code and eased my way into using the Raspberry Pi, The total cost of the build was...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/722E/IFR45OG5/F4R722EIFR45OG5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4R/722E/IFR45OG5/F4R722EIFR45OG5.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
How To make a Guitar Amp (Cheap)!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/9E48/H4AGKGEE/FP09E48H4AGKGEE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/9E48/H4AGKGEE/FP09E48H4AGKGEE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/9E48/H4AGKGEE/FP09E48H4AGKGEE.SMALL.jpg Ravage32 This cost me around 7 bucks to make this including all the materials for the box This is very easy to make it only took me about 3 hours to put everything together. It give a nice clear sound and also has a distortion fuzz knob for electric guitars i used this schematic from Flickr user cairn_idr...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZI63/FIV128LC/FA2ZI63FIV128LC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/ZI63/FIV128LC/FA2ZI63FIV128LC.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HCV1/I0YG0TE7/FXVHCV1I0YG0TE7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/HCV1/I0YG0TE7/FXVHCV1I0YG0TE7.SQUARE.jpg https://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/
CHEAP Wall-Mounted Monitors - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/7BPZ/H8CVGO32/FCK7BPZH8CVGO32.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/7BPZ/H8CVGO32/FCK7BPZH8CVGO32.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/7BPZ/H8CVGO32/FCK7BPZH8CVGO32.SMALL.jpg clay.in.co I've seen a lot of creative ways to wall-mount monitors on the cheap, so I thought I'd share my setup, which uses three different techniques which I haven't seen around.  This incorporates one 21" widescreen and two 17" 4:3 displays, which are driven by a Radeon HD3850 and an HD3650 (which is stuck ...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE.jpg https://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 ...
By: Ruben Marc Speybrouck

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Fri, 6 May 2016 05:02:40 PDT