Instructables: exploring - technology - acrylic - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:50:13 PST BLOX v1.01 LED Sound Reactive Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Sound-Reactive-Light-Box/
LED Sound Reactive Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/Z2C5/IK8MXN1Y/FYZZ2C5IK8MXN1Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/Z2C5/IK8MXN1Y/FYZZ2C5IK8MXN1Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/Z2C5/IK8MXN1Y/FYZZ2C5IK8MXN1Y.SMALL.jpg nlewkowitz I really liked Dan Chen's Instructable Ex Machina Sound Reactive LED Wall. It was so easy to follow, and the results were great. I created version using cardboard and vellum, as you can see in the image with the red LED lights in the middle - note the Arduino and breadboard hanging off the side.The ...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:55:50 PST
Icosahedron Form http://www.instructables.com/id/Icosahedron-Form/
Icosahedron Form - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/AEZ3/IJEKLA5U/FVVAEZ3IJEKLA5U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/AEZ3/IJEKLA5U/FVVAEZ3IJEKLA5U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/AEZ3/IJEKLA5U/FVVAEZ3IJEKLA5U.SMALL.jpg JenniferBerry My goal was to make a large sphere with some flat planes to create a round form that is virtually clear, with minimum glare so I could photograph into the center of it. The benefits of an icosahedron over a true sphere are that you can make it with the minimum of space and waste, and each of the two...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 20:37:57 PST
A Smarter Way to Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Smarter-Way-to-Mill/
A Smarter Way to Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/VRDP/IJEKKJUZ/F6LVRDPIJEKKJUZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/VRDP/IJEKKJUZ/F6LVRDPIJEKKJUZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/VRDP/IJEKKJUZ/F6LVRDPIJEKKJUZ.SMALL.jpg JenniferBerry Just because you have the best, most expensive state of the art tools doesn't make you rockstar. And just because you don't have access to the most expensive state of the art tools doesn't mean you can't be a rockstar. Standard Milling is Stupid Standard milling in a router takes too long and i...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 16:57:12 PST
Wearable Loading Wheel - Motion Deactivated http://www.instructables.com/id/Wearable-Loading-Wheel-Motion-Deactivated/
Wearable Loading Wheel - Motion Deactivated - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/GNU8/IJD9FSOO/FSKGNU8IJD9FSOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/GNU8/IJD9FSOO/FSKGNU8IJD9FSOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/GNU8/IJD9FSOO/FSKGNU8IJD9FSOO.SMALL.jpg Dan Chen I am bring Loading Wheel to real-life! This is a motion deactivated loading wheel, when you stop moving the loading lights comes on. I found the spinning light to be extremely meditating in the real-life. For this project, you will need Access to a laser cutter 1/4 "Acrylic Clear 1/8 "Acrylic B...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:25:12 PST
LED Nametag http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Nametag/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:53:06 PDT
Programable Motion Sensing Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Programable-Motion-Sensing-Night-Light/
Programable Motion Sensing Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/CR7Y/IJ8UXA2B/FHUCR7YIJ8UXA2B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/CR7Y/IJ8UXA2B/FHUCR7YIJ8UXA2B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/CR7Y/IJ8UXA2B/FHUCR7YIJ8UXA2B.SMALL.jpg Dan Chen I always have trouble finding light switches during the middle of the night in the dark or entering a pitch black room when I get home. That is why I created this customized and programmable night light.For this custom design night light I want to have the following criteria Motion activated Ligh...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 12:47:10 PST
Freestanding Desktop Infinity Mirror - Easy to Decorate http://www.instructables.com/id/Freestanding-Desktop-Infinity-Mirror-Easy-to-Decor/
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Sat, 26 Dec 2015 07:18:20 PST
Lasercut decorative night light (for tfcd) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Decorative-Night-Light-for-Tfcd/
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 08:34:29 PST
Arduino Voice controlled robot arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Controlled-Robot-Arm/
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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 10:02:39 PST
EGG TIMER ON ACRYLIC http://www.instructables.com/id/EGG-TIMER/
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 08:14:17 PST
Automated Dog Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Dog-Feeder/
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 04:52:03 PST
Tapping Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tapping-Light/
Tapping Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/78JO/IHI1I0JO/FF578JOIHI1I0JO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/78JO/IHI1I0JO/FF578JOIHI1I0JO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/78JO/IHI1I0JO/FF578JOIHI1I0JO.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel Everything on the internet has a loading time, for the lucky few who have gigabit internet, this may not become apparent, however for most of the people in the world where even dial up internet is still used - buffering and long loading times are frequent and annoying. So I give you:TAPPING LIGHTTa...
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Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:07:13 PST
Cymatic water tank visualizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Cymatic-water-tank-visualizer/
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:17:18 PST
Lit-O-Pane (Full Color Edge-Lit Photo!!!) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lit-O-Pane-Full-Color-Edge-Lit-Photo/
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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:49:30 PST
LED Acrylic Sign-Halloween http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Acrylic-Sign-Halloween/
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:19:48 PDT
Raspberry PI Touch Screen Frame and Case Assembly Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-PI-Touch-Screen-Frame-and-Case-Assembly-/
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Sun, 11 Oct 2015 14:44:06 PDT
Laser cut wheelchair model. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-cut-wheelchair-model/
Laser cut wheelchair model. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/Y6SW/IFISAQ9P/F98Y6SWIFISAQ9P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/Y6SW/IFISAQ9P/F98Y6SWIFISAQ9P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/Y6SW/IFISAQ9P/F98Y6SWIFISAQ9P.SMALL.jpg will_strange I am a senior lecturer in making at The Arts University Bournemouth. I am part of the BA (Hons) Modelmaking teathing team. When I am not teaching modelmaking I make and sell lamps and lights at my website, www.willstrange.net.Welcome to the first in a series written with the experience of teaching s...
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Wed, 7 Oct 2015 06:19:02 PDT
LED Lit Acrylic Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lit-Acrylic-Sign/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:31:16 PDT
Arduino MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-MIDI-Controller/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:31:55 PDT
How to make a Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bluetooth-Speaker/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 07:25:21 PDT
DIY External Hard Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-External-Hard-Drive/
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:25:08 PDT
BOOGIE BOX: The Electromagnetic Dance Floor http://www.instructables.com/id/BOOGIE-BOX-The-Electromagnetic-Dancer/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 01:34:33 PDT
3D Printer Enclosure / Maker Space http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printer-Enclosure-Maker-Space/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 02:34:05 PDT
Using Fusion to Make Collaborative Sculptures with Bees http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Fusion-to-Make-Collaborative-Sculptures-with/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:21:57 PST
How to Document your Busy Bees http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Document-your-Busy-Bees/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:12:30 PST
Hydrophobic Drumpad, for MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydrophobic-Drumpad-for-MaKey-MaKey/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:07:45 PST
Color Changing LED Brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Color-Theory-Brooch/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:54:01 PST
Classic LED Cube (sort of :-) http://www.instructables.com/id/Classic-LED-Cube-sort-of-/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 11:37:19 PST
CuckooTankard: A new approach on beerable computing http://www.instructables.com/id/CuckooTankard-A-new-approach-on-beerable-computing/
CuckooTankard: A new approach on beerable computing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/P2YL/I2P3OKAB/FUQP2YLI2P3OKAB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/P2YL/I2P3OKAB/FUQP2YLI2P3OKAB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/P2YL/I2P3OKAB/FUQP2YLI2P3OKAB.SMALL.jpg janth Build Night time in the Fablab Aachen. We got a bunch of Spark IO boards and Spark Buttons - and if we made a cool project with ist, we might even keep it. So what to do? I decided to build an improved beer mug - adding the functionality of a cuckoo clock with the power of the spark board.It could ...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:19:40 PST
Durable DODOcase VR (plastified) http://www.instructables.com/id/Durable-DODOcase-VR-plastified/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:56:27 PST
DIY Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Tracker/
DIY Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SMALL.jpg pdaniel7 Introduction We aim to introduce young students to engineering and teach them about solar energy; by having them build a Helios as part of their curriculum. There is an effort in engineering to push energy generation away from the use of fossil fuels and towards greener alternatives. One option for ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:42:23 PDT
Engraved Acrylic with LED Lights at MauiMakers! http://www.instructables.com/id/Engraved-Acrylic-with-LED-Lights-at-MauiMakers/
Engraved Acrylic with LED Lights at MauiMakers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/97FR/HYR3G9G9/F5397FRHYR3G9G9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/97FR/HYR3G9G9/F5397FRHYR3G9G9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F53/97FR/HYR3G9G9/F5397FRHYR3G9G9.SMALL.jpg mauigolightly This project was created during the Maui Makers “Dremel Build Day” with the help of some awesome Maui Makers (Brian, Lorayne, Laura, Jerry, and everyone else in attendance!). I learned how to use the Dremel rotary and multi-max tools and came home with some fun new art!Bonus... Hurricane Iselle and ...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:25:57 PDT
Arduino-powered LED Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-powered-LED-Clock/
Arduino-powered LED Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/Z5DT/HYSIRXOE/FI9Z5DTHYSIRXOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/Z5DT/HYSIRXOE/FI9Z5DTHYSIRXOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/Z5DT/HYSIRXOE/FI9Z5DTHYSIRXOE.SMALL.jpg NextFab A fun, simple LED clock, that will give you the time to the nearest half hour using single-color LEDs. Parts needed are as follows: Arduino Nano 400 tie-point Breadboard Ribbon Cable DS1307 RTC IC 32.768 kHz Crystal (12) 10mm LEDs (12) 180 Ohm resistors (2) 10k Ohm resistors 0.1" spaced, 12 wire ri...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:32:12 PDT
3D Printed Blooming Flowers http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Blooming-Flowers/
3D Printed Blooming Flowers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/6LWL/HX1WDCK4/FRT6LWLHX1WDCK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/6LWL/HX1WDCK4/FRT6LWLHX1WDCK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/6LWL/HX1WDCK4/FRT6LWLHX1WDCK4.SMALL.jpg MikaelaHolmes These creepily beautiful pod blossoms grew out of my desire to create a flower that would open and close with mechanical actuation. I was playing with a tentacle shape that two fellow Pier 9 Artists in Residence (Andreas Bastian and Anouk Wipprecht) had been experimenting with. I created many diff...
By: MikaelaHolmes

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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:24:45 PDT
Making a great LED triangle http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-great-LED-triangle/
Making a great LED triangle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/UOC6/HX1WB92D/F3QUOC6HX1WB92D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/UOC6/HX1WB92D/F3QUOC6HX1WB92D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Q/UOC6/HX1WB92D/F3QUOC6HX1WB92D.SMALL.jpg scanlime Triangles are cheap these days. Your mobile phone can draw ten million of them in a second, and they'll be quite alright. I wanted to build something different. A triangle capable of being very dim or very bright. A triangle with tangible edges, a precise geometric lattice around soft pats of warm l...
By: scanlime

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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:22:48 PDT
Build your own Mini Arcade Cabinet with Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Mini-Arcade-Cabinet-with-Raspberry-/
Build your own Mini Arcade Cabinet with Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MUHZ/HWNU6G3E/FMLMUHZHWNU6G3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MUHZ/HWNU6G3E/FMLMUHZHWNU6G3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/MUHZ/HWNU6G3E/FMLMUHZHWNU6G3E.SMALL.jpg rbates4 The Porta-Pi Mini Arcade is a desktop-sized, fully functional, mini arcade cabinet measuring just under 13 x 9 x 10 inches (HxWxD). This Porta-Pi Arcade turns your Raspberry Pi in a mini arcade machine. Of course you could stuff any other retro console inside, but the RPi is so versatile, powerful ...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 12:49:18 PDT
Upcycle an old speaker system into a modern and see-through one! http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycle-an-old-speaker-system-into-a-modern-and-se/
Upcycle an old speaker system into a modern and see-through one! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/RBGF/HUA4WUS0/FJSRBGFHUA4WUS0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/RBGF/HUA4WUS0/FJSRBGFHUA4WUS0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/RBGF/HUA4WUS0/FJSRBGFHUA4WUS0.SMALL.jpg Damutsch Some of you may know that I made a monitor with a plastic stand out of an old laptop lcd which I use to play on my playstation! The only downside is that because it used to be a standalone monitor, it doesn't have internal speakers! I normaly use my headphones anyway, to not disturb the misses but I...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:28:26 PDT
Minimalistic Acrylic Wallet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-Acrylic-Wallet/
Minimalistic Acrylic Wallet. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SMALL.jpg cmusch How to make a minimalistic acrylic wallet at Techshop Chandler. Materials -1/8" acrylic  -Size #33 rubber bands Optional -Kyrlon Fusion spray paint -Painters tape -Cardboard Design your wallet. Start by measuring out a credit card (or whatever you want to go inside your wallet). A typical cre...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:36:19 PDT
Acrylic Skeleton Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Skeleton-Clock/
Acrylic Skeleton Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1TYC/HUDEP3YI/F981TYCHUDEP3YI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1TYC/HUDEP3YI/F981TYCHUDEP3YI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1TYC/HUDEP3YI/F981TYCHUDEP3YI.SMALL.jpg benmurton This is a clock made fully out of acrylic! This was originally was my year 13 mechanical engineering college project, we had to research, design and build a project for a stakeholder, this including lots of recording so there is no shortage of photos. the use of acrylic for a main building m...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 22:19:35 PDT
Blue DOOM key - Memories from childhood http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-DOOM-key-Memories-from-childhood/
Blue DOOM key - Memories from childhood - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/D7ER/HS18DFE3/FO0D7ERHS18DFE3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/D7ER/HS18DFE3/FO0D7ERHS18DFE3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/D7ER/HS18DFE3/FO0D7ERHS18DFE3.SMALL.jpg Psycosisnine Wolfenstein and Doom were my first PC video games, back in the Era of 486 and Pentium PC running DOS or Windows 95/98. And I've always wanted to design some kind of memento of my childhood. I happen to have some pretty awesome tools at my disposal, A full spectrum 5th Gen hobby laser and a portabee ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:03:13 PST
Backlit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Backlit-Sign/
Backlit Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SMALL.jpg HeWhoMakesStuff I was commissioned to build a sign for a friend. I was given the text, (Strong Independent Woman Needs No Man) and a price limit of 100$. I had recently bought a Silhouette Portrait and wanted to use it to create the text. I also wanted to work with the flexible LED strips I had found. I pulled toge...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:50:34 PST
Creating Stacked Acrylic Landscapes from Digital 3D Topography http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Stacked-Acrylic-Landscapes-from-Digital-3/
Creating Stacked Acrylic Landscapes from Digital 3D Topography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/QJ20/HRPSZMPX/FBPQJ20HRPSZMPX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/QJ20/HRPSZMPX/FBPQJ20HRPSZMPX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/QJ20/HRPSZMPX/FBPQJ20HRPSZMPX.SMALL.jpg katrusso This is an Instructable about a piece I made recently at the Tech Shop in San Jose, CA. (Website here!) The piece, titled "Mementos," began from the feelings I get when moving away from a place or city that I have grown attached to. I was inspired by the historical habit of keeping a lock of hai...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:46:40 PST
Glowing Nameplate http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Nameplate/
Glowing Nameplate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/WDCR/HPZMQ0DH/FWGWDCRHPZMQ0DH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/WDCR/HPZMQ0DH/FWGWDCRHPZMQ0DH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/WDCR/HPZMQ0DH/FWGWDCRHPZMQ0DH.SMALL.jpg Ehawk67 Christmas presents for the whole family. Unique wood base and personalized acrylic LED nameplates crafted using a Epilog laser etcher and cutter. Everyone loves them. I made it at TechShop. www.techshop.ws Set up image and run the laser I start by drawing the cut out line for the laser cutter i...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:38:28 PST
Lomography: Build your own 35mm flash! http://www.instructables.com/id/Poormans-Flash-For-Lomography/
Lomography: Build your own 35mm flash! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/1WTW/I10JEQ9U/FHC1WTWI10JEQ9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/1WTW/I10JEQ9U/FHC1WTWI10JEQ9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/1WTW/I10JEQ9U/FHC1WTWI10JEQ9U.SMALL.jpg pocholox8 What's up fellow makers? Today, we will be making a flash for your diana lomography camera when you are on the cheap. Another awesome addition in my flash is that you can change the color of the flash! awesome right? and If you guys noticed, some of my pictures have a touch of lomography-esque effec...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:06:54 PDT
How to Make a Mini Compressed Air Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Compressed-Air-Turbine/
How to Make a Mini Compressed Air Turbine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/7EAU/HJKC76MY/FMM7EAUHJKC76MY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/7EAU/HJKC76MY/FMM7EAUHJKC76MY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/7EAU/HJKC76MY/FMM7EAUHJKC76MY.SMALL.jpg fozzy13 In case you didn't know this yet, compressed air is pretty awesome.  With simple mechanical systems - pumps - energy can be stored and used for an infinite amount of applications.  What I like about compressed air is how simple and accessible it is.  Anyone with a bike pump can start moving air to g...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:04:49 PDT
PixelBrite http://www.instructables.com/id/PixelBrite/
PixelBrite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/GBBW/HJ3AV2XL/F7UGBBWHJ3AV2XL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/GBBW/HJ3AV2XL/F7UGBBWHJ3AV2XL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/GBBW/HJ3AV2XL/F7UGBBWHJ3AV2XL.SMALL.jpg LeoneLabs I originally started this project because I wanted to recreate the scene in the movie the Close Encounters of the Third Kind where the humans are communicating with the Mothership via a huge color organ. So I glued various bits of software together and made some prototypes and before I knew it I was...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:47:49 PDT
Design a laser-cut Spirograph-like toy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-design-a-laser-cut-Spirograph-like-toy/
Design a laser-cut Spirograph-like toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/812L/HI3TYD3H/FTV812LHI3TYD3H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/812L/HI3TYD3H/FTV812LHI3TYD3H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/812L/HI3TYD3H/FTV812LHI3TYD3H.SMALL.jpg safay I loved playing with the Spirograph drawing toy as a kid. The mesmerizing shapes that a Spirograph makes are called hypotrochoids, which have some interesting mathematical properties. I decided to design my own hypotrochoid-drawing-machine toy as one of my first lasercutter projects at Ace Monster T...
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Mon, 24 Jun 2013 00:43:33 PDT
Acrylic Shield Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-Shield-Holder/
Acrylic Shield Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/FIRK/HHS9U6PF/F2VFIRKHHS9U6PF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/FIRK/HHS9U6PF/F2VFIRKHHS9U6PF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/FIRK/HHS9U6PF/F2VFIRKHHS9U6PF.SMALL.jpg MikeTheMaker When you have a project on display and need to keep little fingers out, an acrylic shield is useful.  This project uses 3D printed brackets to mount the shield to a plywood base. Parts: Acrylic  I used 1/4 inch thick, 2 sheets 18 inches by 48 inches and 2 sheets 18 inches by 36 inches   estreetplas...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 07:50:50 PDT
Lasered Dragonfly and Flower Clock (with epic detail) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasered-Dragonfly-and-Flower-Clock-with-epic-deta/
Lasered Dragonfly and Flower Clock (with epic detail) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/V0MZ/HH2VYIF8/FKLV0MZHH2VYIF8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/V0MZ/HH2VYIF8/FKLV0MZHH2VYIF8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/V0MZ/HH2VYIF8/FKLV0MZHH2VYIF8.SMALL.jpg ruthinator Using the laser to get a LOT of artistic detail. Made it at techshop! subject matter First, I decided I wanted to make a fancy clock, after tossing around a few ideas I decided on this image. It is a Japanese woodblock print by Hokusai. I happened to already have this black and white outline of ...
By: ruthinator

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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 20:18:52 PDT
Ice Cube-Unread Email Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cube-Unread-Email-Counter/
Ice Cube-Unread Email Counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/5NLC/HHJO9INS/F6F5NLCHHJO9INS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/5NLC/HHJO9INS/F6F5NLCHHJO9INS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/5NLC/HHJO9INS/F6F5NLCHHJO9INS.SMALL.jpg trumpkin Digging into the vault of never fully documented projects, I found this and decided to make an Instructable on it. Doing this mostly by memory, I might have missed some things. Let me know if you see any errors. This is a project that displays how many unread email messages you have. It also display...
By: trumpkin

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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:09:44 PDT