Instructables: exploring - technology - air - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:07:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 Air Conditioner Grate Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Conditioner-Grate-Hack/
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:48:31 PST
Counter-Strike Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/CS-Robot/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 21:29:12 PST
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) http://www.instructables.com/id/300-Altoids-Charger-EASY-BUILD-CHEAP/
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SMALL.jpg snow1434 I know your thinking i have seen hundreds of these but have you ever seen one so easy to build? LETS GET STARTED Things you will need : L78MO5CV Voltage Regulator http://www.taydaelectronics.com/ic-integrated-circuits/voltage-regulators/lm7805-l7805-7805-voltage-regulator-ic-5v-1-5a.html ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
How to Make a Mini Compressed Air Turbine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Compressed-Air-Turbine/
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:04:49 PDT
Arduino Air Cap-Sense Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Air-Cap-Sense-Piano/
Arduino Air Cap-Sense Piano - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/X36V/HH2W5299/FMQX36VHH2W5299.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/X36V/HH2W5299/FMQX36VHH2W5299.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/X36V/HH2W5299/FMQX36VHH2W5299.SMALL.jpg vishalapr I recently got my shipment of 10 buzzers I ordered about a month ago, so as soon as I got them I was eager to make something fun with them, so I looked around a bit and searched for what to do with them, and by spending some time on www.arduino,cc and posting lots of questions on the forums, I figur...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 20:15:21 PDT
Bubble Wall | Interactive, Inflatable Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Bubble-Wall-Interactive-Inflatable-Panel/
Bubble Wall | Interactive, Inflatable Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/8EY6/HET1B0AE/FZC8EY6HET1B0AE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/8EY6/HET1B0AE/FZC8EY6HET1B0AE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZC/8EY6/HET1B0AE/FZC8EY6HET1B0AE.SMALL.jpg kickice82003 Bubble Wall | Breathing Wall Panel System Interactive, Inflatable, Playable Wall Brief Project Description This was an artistic piece installed for a digital fabrication show at the University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design. While this brief is specific to this panel,...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 10:26:00 PDT
Thermoelectric Fan Powered by a Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Fan-Driven-by-a-Candle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SMALL.jpg Joohansson A Thermoelectric generator powered by a tealight. It started as an experiment of how much power I could get from one candle. But I liked the idea and it worked really well so I built this electric-mechanical ornament. I did not use a high temperature TEG-module, but instead a cheap TEC-module. That ...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 03:04:10 PDT
Add a Remote Control to Just About Anything! http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-a-Remote-Control-to-Just-About-Anything/
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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:19:01 PDT
Wireless Air Horn http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Air-Horn/
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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 17:30:38 PDT
ZAPpelin, or how to train your blimp with an Arduino and IR remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Zappelin/
ZAPpelin, or how to train your blimp with an Arduino and IR remote - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/OD36/HD4VFHVY/FM3OD36HD4VFHVY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/OD36/HD4VFHVY/FM3OD36HD4VFHVY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/OD36/HD4VFHVY/FM3OD36HD4VFHVY.SMALL.jpg masynmachien Is it flying seal? A flapping alien? No it's a ZAPpelin, an Arduino controlled indoor blimp, setup to learn in the signals from an IR remote to command it. This project came to life at the third Arduino Jam Februari 15th to17th 2013, at Timelab, Ghent, Belgium. Our team consisted of: -charles32 -...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 07:03:46 PST
Making sound (noise) machines http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-sound-noise-machines/
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Thu, 4 Oct 2012 13:04:28 PDT
Make a swimming Robo-Snake http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-swimming-Robo-Snake/
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:39:52 PDT
Air Muscles: Make an Artificial Muscle Robot Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Muscles-Make-an-Artificial-Muscle-Robot-Contr/
Air Muscles: Make an Artificial Muscle Robot Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/QHM4/H5JVXN8V/FHGQHM4H5JVXN8V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/QHM4/H5JVXN8V/FHGQHM4H5JVXN8V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/QHM4/H5JVXN8V/FHGQHM4H5JVXN8V.SMALL.jpg mikey77 Here are two ways to make a controller that can control artificial air muscles. The intro pic shows the more elaborate version that can control up to 11 air muscles using robot neurons. It is shown activating an air muscle robot gripper that is being developed. Also explained in this instructable, ...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2012 10:24:48 PDT
Soft Robots: Making Robot Air Muscles http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Robots-Making-Robot-Air-Muscles/
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 13:44:45 PDT
Nano Air Swimmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Nano-Air-Swimmer/
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Sat, 18 Feb 2012 10:06:54 PST
Solder smoke air filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-smoke-air-filter/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:33:57 PST
Homemade Magic Lamp Card Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Magic-Lamp-Card-Box/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 16:40:09 PDT
Hot air soldering gun from a desoldering iron with a vaccume pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-air-soldering-gun-from-a-desoldering-iron-with/
Hot air soldering gun from a desoldering iron with a vaccume pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/38AJ/GEI98R9C/FEI38AJGEI98R9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/38AJ/GEI98R9C/FEI38AJGEI98R9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/38AJ/GEI98R9C/FEI38AJGEI98R9C.SMALL.jpg delwin Here I'll show you how I converted my desoldering iron into a hot air soldering gun. Some may ask why is this tut when there is the easier one wit the iron from digikey. Well the answer is, digikey doesn't ship to europe and all I managed to find here is this type of desoldering irons. One more thin...
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Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:41:48 PDT
How to Make a Negative Ion air ionizer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Negative-Ion-air-ionizer/
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Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:48:17 PDT
Air quality balloons http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-quality-balloons/
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Tue, 3 Aug 2010 00:31:35 PDT
How to make air muscles! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-air-muscles!/
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Sat, 1 Sep 2007 22:04:47 PDT
Simple Rideable Hovercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Rideable-Hovercraft/
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Sat, 21 Apr 2007 14:57:53 PDT
The Hilsch vortex tube http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hilsch-vortex-tube/
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Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:09:57 PDT
DIY Hot Air Soldering Iron using 12-18volts DC at 2-3 amps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hot-Air-Soldering-Iron-using-12-18volts-DC-at-/
DIY Hot Air Soldering Iron using 12-18volts DC at 2-3 amps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/P47H/F6B7Q2OT/F65P47HF6B7Q2OT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/P47H/F6B7Q2OT/F65P47HF6B7Q2OT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/P47H/F6B7Q2OT/F65P47HF6B7Q2OT.SMALL.jpg OzzyRoo This is my first eva posting of a DIY article on the web. So excuse me for some typo stuff, protocol etc. The following instructions show how to make a WORKING hot air soldering iron suitable for ALL uses requiring soldering. This hot air soldering iron is not limited to SMT (surface mount technolog...
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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:29:00 PDT
INSANELY HOT DIY Hot Air Soldering iron @ 15 Volts DC and 3.5 amps...PART II http://www.instructables.com/id/INSANELY-HOT-DIY-Hot-Air-Soldering-iron-%40-15-Volts/
INSANELY HOT DIY Hot Air Soldering iron @ 15 Volts DC and 3.5 amps...PART II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/20K6/F6PC9JZ1/F6720K6F6PC9JZ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/20K6/F6PC9JZ1/F6720K6F6PC9JZ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/20K6/F6PC9JZ1/F6720K6F6PC9JZ1.SMALL.jpg OzzyRoo 359 degrees centigrade and with room for more ;) This is the permanent version to my earlier prototype. I have added adjustable nozzles, used a smaller heater element and of all things, butchered a scooter handle to hold it all together. If you look at this and my other instructable, you are surely ...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 23:54:44 PDT