Instructables: exploring - technology - aluminum http://www.instructables.com Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:54:59 PDT BLOX v1.01 Heat-Variable Fan Controller with Custom Aluminum Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Variable-Fan-Controller-with-Custom-Aluminum-/
Heat-Variable Fan Controller with Custom Aluminum Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/Q8B3/IAY1PBD5/FYAQ8B3IAY1PBD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/Q8B3/IAY1PBD5/FYAQ8B3IAY1PBD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/Q8B3/IAY1PBD5/FYAQ8B3IAY1PBD5.SMALL.jpg mkomkom This project is to design a variable, heat sensitive fan controller with a presentable enclosure for a home entertainment system. If you are like me and have your home entertainment system tucked away in an enclosed space, you likely have an issue with heat and need a practical way to dissipate the...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:27:19 PDT
Etching Aluminum With a Waterjet http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-Aluminum-With-a-Waterjet/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:27:55 PDT
Phone GPS repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Galaxy-S4-GPS-repair/
Phone GPS repair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/IYW6/IABOSELM/F3SIYW6IABOSELM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/IYW6/IABOSELM/F3SIYW6IABOSELM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/IYW6/IABOSELM/F3SIYW6IABOSELM.SMALL.jpg bobyong808 Trouble navigating with google maps?Unable to determine your location using GPS?If you suffer from poor GPS signal, prolonged time for fixing satellites, or GPS plain not working at all, your phone might benefit from this repair.In this instructable, I will be using the Galaxy S4 as an example. This...
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Sun, 31 May 2015 11:48:51 PDT
DIY Door Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Door-Alarm/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 18:25:32 PDT
Heated 3d Printer Enlosure , Reprap, Prusa,I3, Makerbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Heated-3d-Printer-Enlosure/
Heated 3d Printer Enlosure , Reprap, Prusa,I3, Makerbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/8GY6/I99R3ETS/FK08GY6I99R3ETS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/8GY6/I99R3ETS/FK08GY6I99R3ETS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/8GY6/I99R3ETS/FK08GY6I99R3ETS.SMALL.jpg stefanied I tried ABS printing which was part failure as when it cooled some layers split and some warp-age, after research i learnt that i needed a heated enclosure so the filament cooled gradually and also needed to prevent draft, so all parts cooled evenly, I can now get this box up to around 50c which is ...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 17:15:46 PDT
Through-Glass Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/Through-Glass-Doorbell/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:52:29 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
6WD robot with aluminum chassis http://www.instructables.com/id/6WD-robot-with-aluminum-chassis/
6WD robot with aluminum chassis - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/LH3Y/I88LO2RX/FASLH3YI88LO2RX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/LH3Y/I88LO2RX/FASLH3YI88LO2RX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/LH3Y/I88LO2RX/FASLH3YI88LO2RX.SMALL.jpg vmmv The aim of this instructable is to build a basic, little and mobil robot, simple but resistant, able to move easily through many surfaces with precision.After many experiences, I'm in a point where I think I have achieved great results and that's why I'm posting this instructable. The robot is a res...
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:03:20 PDT
Mechanical Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Pi/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 05:00:17 PST
Experiments with Magnets, Cans and More http://www.instructables.com/id/Experiments-with-Magnets-Cans-and-More/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 13:07:32 PST
CNC Bottle Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Bottle-Opener/
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:23:46 PST
From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Model-to-Mill-using-HSM-to-get-your-design-fr/
From Model to Mill (using HSM to get your design from the computer to the machine bed) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/M0CQ/I1C3WRD5/FC1M0CQI1C3WRD5.SMALL.jpg PATHfab Many of you reading this probably have access to and experience with some sort of 3D design software whether it’s professional or free. Out of those people, there are probably fewer who happen to have access to some sort of CNC machine (a ShopBot or other CNC router or mill). Of those, I’d be willi...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:17:06 PDT
Aluminum sport X copter frame design for strength, lightwieght, and easy. http://www.instructables.com/id/Aluminum-sport-X-copter-frame-design-for-strength-/
Aluminum sport X copter frame design for strength, lightwieght, and easy. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/I8NO/I0ENKR8D/FJNI8NOI0ENKR8D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/I8NO/I0ENKR8D/FJNI8NOI0ENKR8D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/I8NO/I0ENKR8D/FJNI8NOI0ENKR8D.SMALL.jpg chrisayad This all-Aluminum X copter is strong, light, and easiest to repair of all the frames. Because the pieces are made of flat aluminum, even if you crash it really hard, it just gets bent, you can flatten it back out with a hammer. It reduces waste because you are not replacing major parts every time yo...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:09:37 PDT
Ebike Upgrades: Thicker Hub Motor Wire and Cooling Mods http://www.instructables.com/id/Ebike-Upgrades-Thicker-Hub-Motor-Wire-and-Cooling-/
Ebike Upgrades: Thicker Hub Motor Wire and Cooling Mods - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/HNOU/HZB3L2BZ/FU1HNOUHZB3L2BZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/HNOU/HZB3L2BZ/FU1HNOUHZB3L2BZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/HNOU/HZB3L2BZ/FU1HNOUHZB3L2BZ.SMALL.jpg GlytchTech So I modded my ebike motor today. My original plan was to just run thicker gauge copper wire instead of the crappy aluminum wire that came with the motor and drill cooling holes in the motor casing....I got a little more than I bargained for. The hall effect sensors ended up failing irreparably. Luc...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:49:13 PDT
RC truck camera mount http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-truck-camera-mount/
RC truck camera mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/SCQ8/HYE5SR8Q/F8TSCQ8HYE5SR8Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/SCQ8/HYE5SR8Q/F8TSCQ8HYE5SR8Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/SCQ8/HYE5SR8Q/F8TSCQ8HYE5SR8Q.SMALL.jpg Chrizzle13 In this instructable I will show you how to make a camera mount that is easy to make and is compatable with all rc cars and trucks. Materials and Tools needed Materials The price next to the material is the price that I paid at the Home Depot so prices may vary depending where you shopAluminum...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 18:42:06 PDT
Easy DIY Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Battery-Holder/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:47:43 PDT
Etching Anodized Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-drawings-into-anodized-aluminum/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 12:17:58 PDT
Robotic Camera Dolly System http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Camera-Dolly-System/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:45:23 PDT
Vector etch anodized aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Vector-etch-anodized-aluminum/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/3ALQ/HSVH1DKO/FI43ALQHSVH1DKO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/3ALQ/HSVH1DKO/FI43ALQHSVH1DKO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/3ALQ/HSVH1DKO/FI43ALQHSVH1DKO.SMALL.jpg wavehawk42 This instructable goes over how I laser etched black anodized aluminum using vector graphics.   I made it at Techshop using their 60watt Epilog Helix CO2 laser.  Check them out at Techshop.ws, they have a lot of great machines there.  There are a lot of instructables showing the steps to etch anodi...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:45:39 PDT
How to powder coat an aluminum landing gear for a radio control aircraft. I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-powder-coat-an-aluminum-landing-gear-for-a-/
How to powder coat an aluminum landing gear for a radio control aircraft. I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/AA77/HQVLBCPT/FQJAA77HQVLBCPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/AA77/HQVLBCPT/FQJAA77HQVLBCPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/AA77/HQVLBCPT/FQJAA77HQVLBCPT.SMALL.jpg misailor28 This instructable will cover how to powder coat a generic aluminum landing gear that many radio control airplanes come with.  I did this to make the plane look a little better then the normal bare aluminum look that most planes have.  I did the powder coating at TechShop Detroit, in Allen Park, MI. ...
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:34:19 PST
Epilog Laser etched clock with photo http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-etched-clock-with-photo/
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 22:33:01 PDT
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill) http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Ring-on-Underwater-Robot-Part-2-CNC-Mill/
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 2 (CNC Mill) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/KK0G/HLFUZE8W/FIWKK0GHLFUZE8W.SMALL.jpg pycepidu Hi. In this instructable, we are making a light ring. It's a part that goes on the front of an underwater robot (Picture 2). You can read up more on the context in Part 1 of the instructable, but here's the short version: our research robot's current lighting system has some issues, so this redesig...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:40:25 PDT
CNC Drip Coffee Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Drip-Coffee-Stand/
CNC Drip Coffee Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/HIGX/HLA1V2NG/FK5HIGXHLA1V2NG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/HIGX/HLA1V2NG/FK5HIGXHLA1V2NG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/HIGX/HLA1V2NG/FK5HIGXHLA1V2NG.SMALL.jpg indraastra This is a drip coffee stand I made using a Shopbot CNC Router. It was made specifically for a Hario V60 Ceramic Dripper, but should be easily customizable for any other dripper. The overall form is very a simple twist (literally) on other drip stands like this one, but I specifically wanted to meet...
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 21:11:39 PDT
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 1 (Lathe) http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Ring-on-Underwater-Robot-Part-1-Lathe/
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Fri, 6 Sep 2013 09:13:58 PDT
Steampunk Piggy Bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Piggy-Bank-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/4OCJ/HJKBSVOC/F1Y4OCJHJKBSVOC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/4OCJ/HJKBSVOC/F1Y4OCJHJKBSVOC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Y/4OCJ/HJKBSVOC/F1Y4OCJHJKBSVOC.SMALL.jpg CadeW Hello everyone. This is my first shot at Steampunk. I am planning to create an instructable on how to make at a later date. If you have any comments or suggestions please feel free to express them! Enjoy!
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 13:54:57 PDT
Modular iPad stand using aluminum and an Erector set! http://www.instructables.com/id/Modular-iPad-stand-using-aluminum-and-an-Erector-s/
Modular iPad stand using aluminum and an Erector set! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/IJKR/HJKC1M4A/FU2IJKRHJKC1M4A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/IJKR/HJKC1M4A/FU2IJKRHJKC1M4A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/IJKR/HJKC1M4A/FU2IJKRHJKC1M4A.SMALL.jpg DirtMcGurt Do you have an iPad?  Was your favorite part of The Sandlot the crazy ball fetching contraption?  Read on... I don't know about you, but I HATE not having the right part when I'm in the middle of a project.  I was on my second trip to the hardware store last weekend trying to build this stand and i...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:38:20 PDT
AIR-QUARIUM http://www.instructables.com/id/AIR-QUARIUM/
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:07:41 PDT
Easy hydraulic Robotics! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-hydraulic-Robotics/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/S9FP/HI3TYTTV/F47S9FPHI3TYTTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/S9FP/HI3TYTTV/F47S9FPHI3TYTTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/S9FP/HI3TYTTV/F47S9FPHI3TYTTV.SMALL.jpg benmurton There is a lot of small electronic robotics that use servos and stepper motors, but there are very little good, small hydraulic robotics happening. This arm using simple syringes in an effective way that is capable of lifting a fair amount of weight for its size. The materials required are: sy...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 21:38:12 PDT
How to Burn Palladium http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Burn-Palladium/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/87A5/HHS9SZSZ/FFP87A5HHS9SZSZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/87A5/HHS9SZSZ/FFP87A5HHS9SZSZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/87A5/HHS9SZSZ/FFP87A5HHS9SZSZ.SMALL.jpg FPSoutback A quick video on how to unlock palladiums hidden energy, intermetallic alloy reaction between aluminium, palladium, nichrome and platinum wires.
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 02:03:13 PDT
Arduino Cap-Sense Air Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Cap-Sense-Air-Piano/ 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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Sat, 25 May 2013 10:25:04 PDT
Magic elixir (LED lighting effect) http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-elixir-LED-lighting-effect/
Magic elixir (LED lighting effect) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/UEEZ/HFPTJFUZ/FTPUEEZHFPTJFUZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/UEEZ/HFPTJFUZ/FTPUEEZHFPTJFUZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/UEEZ/HFPTJFUZ/FTPUEEZHFPTJFUZ.SMALL.jpg scvilies Safety first : The safety aspect of this DIY lighting idea is entirely relying upon the low output of the cell phone charger (or a pair of AA batteries). Under normal situations, the low output of cell phone charger (or a pair of AA batteries) will not hurt you. But please make sure read through the...
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Sat, 4 May 2013 09:03:42 PDT
Rum Bottle LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Rum-Bottle-LED-Lamp/
Rum Bottle LED Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/20YN/HEXSS2AF/FFK20YNHEXSS2AF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/20YN/HEXSS2AF/FFK20YNHEXSS2AF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/20YN/HEXSS2AF/FFK20YNHEXSS2AF.SMALL.jpg oroman2014 This color changing light is simple to make, fairly cheap and acts a perfect desk decoration to plug into your computer or wall! It's simplistic, yet beautiful with its multiple colors.  Materials 1 Rum bottle 12 LEDS:   - 1 white  - 1 blue  - 1 green  - 1 yellow  - 1 orange  - 1 pink  - 6 color ...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:44:17 PDT
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Emergency-Phone-Charger-MacGyver-Style/
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SMALL.jpg The King of Random In this video, you'll learn how to "MacGyver" a 40 Watt Electrical Generator from a cordless drill and a few household items.  Here's how to charge a phone, illuminate small lights, and make electricity in a pinch. For more projects like this, check out www.thekingofrandom.com Watch the Video! ...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:15:46 PST
RoboDolly http://www.instructables.com/id/RoboDolly/
RoboDolly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QP4S/HCJOCXN3/F0QQP4SHCJOCXN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QP4S/HCJOCXN3/F0QQP4SHCJOCXN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/QP4S/HCJOCXN3/F0QQP4SHCJOCXN3.SMALL.jpg aandre The Birth of RoboDolly The conception of the RoboDolly can be traced back to my senior year of high school.  This aluminum ornament evolved from housing a few flashing lights to displaying a fully handmade LED matrix.  The final product was awarded to my robotics programming mentor; it now sits on h...
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 22:15:52 PST
Jules Verne 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Jules-Verne-3D-Printer-1/
Jules Verne 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/1JMP/H9G10K9R/FVX1JMPH9G10K9R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/1JMP/H9G10K9R/FVX1JMPH9G10K9R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/1JMP/H9G10K9R/FVX1JMPH9G10K9R.SMALL.jpg bfk This is a work-in-progress, so the photos show the printer in different stages of construction.  It was originally delivered in plain form from MakerBot Industries.  Within a few months, the interior was littered with pieces of scrap, adhesive, grease and paint spills.   It looked like a set from Li...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 02:03:18 PST
Power LED Light-Bar Ambient Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-LED-Light-Bar-Ambient-Lighting/
Power LED Light-Bar Ambient Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/QXG8/H742FV9Q/FQAQXG8H742FV9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/QXG8/H742FV9Q/FQAQXG8H742FV9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQA/QXG8/H742FV9Q/FQAQXG8H742FV9Q.SMALL.jpg QuackMasterDan Create vibrant and colorful illumination for your home, man-cave, or living room. This guide is meant to be practical, detailed, and highly accessible for helping beginners and experts alike create and install high-powered LED lighting. The design is simple -- attach high-power star LEDs to a thin ...
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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 02:06:20 PDT
DIY Aluminum 3-AXIS CNC Router http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Aluminum-3-AXIS-CNC-Router/
DIY Aluminum 3-AXIS CNC Router - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/1N8P/HJ602W27/FGS1N8PHJ602W27.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/1N8P/HJ602W27/FGS1N8PHJ602W27.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGS/1N8P/HJ602W27/FGS1N8PHJ602W27.SMALL.jpg schou This is a CNC I built from scratch using mostly 3/4" x 3/4" x1/16" aluminum square tubing. I got the design by looking around for ideas on Google and mostly just improvised as I got to each phase. The total cutting area is about 12" x 8" x 3" (X by Y by Z). The rails and bearings required over 100...
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Fri, 7 Sep 2012 20:52:40 PDT
Pan & Tilt Servo bracket controlled by Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Pan-Tilt-Servo-bracket-controlled-by-Arduino/
Pan & Tilt Servo bracket controlled by Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/6LEK/H63P3W9Q/FEK6LEKH63P3W9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/6LEK/H63P3W9Q/FEK6LEKH63P3W9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/6LEK/H63P3W9Q/FEK6LEKH63P3W9Q.SMALL.jpg markie Hi, in this instructable i am showing you how to build a very nice and very sturdy pan & tilt turret for your rc / arduino projects. (Please don`t judge my english grammer etc. i`m from holland) The things that you need for this project are not expansive or hard to find so it should be easy to build...
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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 05:43:35 PDT
DIY AlUMINUM LEGO BLOCKS http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LEGO/
DIY AlUMINUM LEGO BLOCKS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/9CC8/H5TUB61Y/FZU9CC8H5TUB61Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/9CC8/H5TUB61Y/FZU9CC8H5TUB61Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/9CC8/H5TUB61Y/FZU9CC8H5TUB61Y.SMALL.jpg cold_steel Hello world! Ever since I was very very small I love Lego. Those sweet memories of me and my mom sitting together on the floor surrounded by Lego's, following instructions and building our Lego city together. I have been playing with Lego since my first memories. As I grew older I promised myself, l...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:58:51 PDT
3D Printed Basic Pan & Tilt Systems ... http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Basic-Pan-Tilt-Systems-/
3D Printed Basic Pan & Tilt Systems ... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/JA03/H2WEUPH9/FHWJA03H2WEUPH9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/JA03/H2WEUPH9/FHWJA03H2WEUPH9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHW/JA03/H2WEUPH9/FHWJA03H2WEUPH9.SMALL.jpg SolidWorksMagi Hi,  I've come to find I can design and build a lot of my own robot parts 'n pieces and a very common part is the basic Pan&Tilt bracket Of course I had to expand on the basic Pan&Tilt too ... this is to allow it to spin 360° yet Pan&Tilt in its servo restricted zone.  The design is pretty easy wi...
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 02:00:35 PDT
Mini Face Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Face-Sculpture/
Mini Face Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/R8Y8/H27LSJHY/FOER8Y8H27LSJHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/R8Y8/H27LSJHY/FOER8Y8H27LSJHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/R8Y8/H27LSJHY/FOER8Y8H27LSJHY.SMALL.jpg randofo Inspired by the Foil Bust of designer Dominic Wilcox, I set out to create an aluminum replica of my face. To change things up a little, I decided to do it at 1/4 and 1/8 scale. This required use of all kinds of state of the art technology... and aluminum foil. Don't be daunted by the seeming complex...
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Wed, 23 May 2012 11:25:58 PDT
8020 Fastener Alternatives http://www.instructables.com/id/8020-Fastener-Alternatives/
8020 Fastener Alternatives - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/Z47F/H0OJ0NCZ/FMMZ47FH0OJ0NCZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/Z47F/H0OJ0NCZ/FMMZ47FH0OJ0NCZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/Z47F/H0OJ0NCZ/FMMZ47FH0OJ0NCZ.SMALL.jpg forseral While building my cnc mill, domo, I found myself annoyed at the crazy go nuts shipping cost of 8020s fasteners.  Seven dollars is a bit absurd for a part that weights virtually nothing.  Being miserly and impatient I found a few other simple ways to join gussets to 8020 rails. 1/4 20 - socket ...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 22:00:37 PDT
domo - large format cnc mill http://www.instructables.com/id/domo-large-format-cnc-mill/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/1256/H0OJ6X9Z/FWL1256H0OJ6X9Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/1256/H0OJ6X9Z/FWL1256H0OJ6X9Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/1256/H0OJ6X9Z/FWL1256H0OJ6X9Z.SMALL.jpg forseral Domo is my cnc milling machine targeted at ease of construction while maintaining high rigidity.  I'm not a metal worker nor do i have the tools for this sort of precision.  Having stated such, I designed domo with the goal of using as many existing components as possible.  He's not yet 100% complet...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 11:27:36 PDT
Installing SSD (Solid State Drive) in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" unibody http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-SSD-Solid-State-Drive-in-your-MacBook/
Installing SSD (Solid State Drive) in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" unibody - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SMALL.jpg Doctor Jazz These days more and more people are switching to using SSD or Solid State Drives in their laptops and you might be thinking about joining them and following the trend. SSD drives have a number advantages over conventional spinning hard drives, the main being their input/output speed. They also don't...
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Sun, 8 Apr 2012 21:15:51 PDT
Upgrading RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-RAM-in-your-MacBook-Pro-13-or-15/
Upgrading RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SMALL.jpg Doctor Jazz It is becoming increasingly popular to regularly upgrade the RAM (memory) in your Mac laptop to accommodate a constantly growing appetite for web intensive browsing or for running multiple instances of virtual machines. Programs like Excel and Autocad run more smoothly when they have more RAM to wor...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 13:02:13 PDT
The Burnt Out Pigeon (metal-trash art) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Burnt-Out-Pigeon-metal-trash-art/
The Burnt Out Pigeon (metal-trash art) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/IN0P/H0KL0TWM/FDQIN0PH0KL0TWM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/IN0P/H0KL0TWM/FDQIN0PH0KL0TWM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/IN0P/H0KL0TWM/FDQIN0PH0KL0TWM.SMALL.jpg Noodles For Free -   Ever found yourself rummaging through your trash? Do you have some sort of creative cell in your brain? Dou you have a pile of nails, paperclips, wire, or other metal detritus? If "YES!" or even "yes..." was your answer to any of these questions, then you can bend and shape this metal into creat...
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Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:53:04 PDT
Perfectly sharpen tungsten for TIG welding! http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfectly-sharpen-tungsten-for-TIG-welding/
Perfectly sharpen tungsten for TIG welding! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/MH0L/H05NL1PD/FBXMH0LH05NL1PD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/MH0L/H05NL1PD/FBXMH0LH05NL1PD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/MH0L/H05NL1PD/FBXMH0LH05NL1PD.SMALL.jpg Burnt Metal Anyone who has TIG welded has experienced contaminating the tungsten.  Whether you dipped the hot tungsten into the molten weld puddle, or touched the filler rod to the tungsten, you're guaranteed a trip to the grinder to clean up that electrode!  Today, I will show you a fast and easy way to clean ...
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Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:25:24 PDT
Arduino-controlled, Aluminum Archangel Costume Wings http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-Aluminum-Archangel-Costume-Win/
Arduino-controlled, Aluminum Archangel Costume Wings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/EJ98/GYUQTHL5/F9VEJ98GYUQTHL5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/EJ98/GYUQTHL5/F9VEJ98GYUQTHL5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/EJ98/GYUQTHL5/F9VEJ98GYUQTHL5.SMALL.jpg AdielFernandez I have always loved the Marvel character Archangel. When my brother, (Shameless plug alert) budding comic book artist David Fernandez, showed me pics of a cosplay convention he went to I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if someone made life-size archangel wings?". The idea sank into the depths of my...
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Sat, 24 Mar 2012 17:14:06 PDT
How to Make a Rock - A Primer into Earth Science http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Rock-A-Primer-into-Earth-Sciences/
How to Make a Rock - A Primer into Earth Science - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/9XSL/GYQFN6PO/FUH9XSLGYQFN6PO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/9XSL/GYQFN6PO/FUH9XSLGYQFN6PO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/9XSL/GYQFN6PO/FUH9XSLGYQFN6PO.SMALL.jpg Evee7 Introduction: Hello!  I have been a long time lurker on Instructables.  Everyday I see fantastic Instructables and that I would love to do in my classroom.  Many of them I do for pure enjoyment on my own free time but I scour daily for ones that my students can actively create/participate.  I belie...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 07:36:44 PST
CYCLOPS http://www.instructables.com/id/CYCLOPS-1/
CYCLOPS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/Y5HL/GYGGN7LC/FS8Y5HLGYGGN7LC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/Y5HL/GYGGN7LC/FS8Y5HLGYGGN7LC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/Y5HL/GYGGN7LC/FS8Y5HLGYGGN7LC.SMALL.jpg hellboy Hello Here is Cyclops... all metal, shiny, very industrial. I can picture it sitting on baron Harkonens mantel.... I have been wanting to build a single digit Nixie clock for a while now,  I looked around the workshop and found a bunch of bits and pieces that I would start the design with, littl...
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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 01:17:34 PST