Instructables: exploring - technology - aluminum http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:51:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 Easy DIY Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Battery-Holder/
Easy DIY Battery Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/80Y3/HWOY46ZK/FRX80Y3HWOY46ZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/80Y3/HWOY46ZK/FRX80Y3HWOY46ZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/80Y3/HWOY46ZK/FRX80Y3HWOY46ZK.SMALL.jpg diyboy1 This is an easy battery holder I made out of scrap parts. It can hold 1, 2, or 3 AA size batteries and could easily be made bigger to hold more or bigger batteries. Parts needed 1: Any plastic tube that will fit your batteries snugly inside2: Plastic bottle cap that is bigger than the end of the ...
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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/
Robotic Camera Dolly System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/OPO8/HRTKJ49B/FYWOPO8HRTKJ49B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/OPO8/HRTKJ49B/FYWOPO8HRTKJ49B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/OPO8/HRTKJ49B/FYWOPO8HRTKJ49B.SMALL.jpg randofo Recently I received the opportunity to try out Servo City's Actobotics build system. While I could have used it to build a great many things, I ultimately decided to make a programmable camera dolly system. This device allows me to create time lapse films with complex movements as well as prog...
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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 Polish and Cast Aluminum Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Polish-and-Cast-Aluminum-Sculpture/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 00:43:05 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/
Epilog Laser etched clock with photo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/TD4N/HM8DDEEW/FKVTD4NHM8DDEEW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/TD4N/HM8DDEEW/FKVTD4NHM8DDEEW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/TD4N/HM8DDEEW/FKVTD4NHM8DDEEW.SMALL.jpg Waldo120 So, my wife insists on having a clock in every room, and always complains that there aren't enough pictures of her and our son around. So I thought, what better gift for her then a clock with a photo of her and our son on it? In addition I positioned the hour numbers closer to the hour hand and add...
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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/
Light Ring on Underwater Robot -- Part 1 (Lathe) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/TA4G/HL946R3T/F8VTA4GHL946R3T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/TA4G/HL946R3T/F8VTA4GHL946R3T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8V/TA4G/HL946R3T/F8VTA4GHL946R3T.SMALL.jpg pycepidu Hi. For my engineering job, I had the opportunity to work on an underwater robot -- for science! (Picture 2) One of my first tasks was to redesign the light ring on the front of the vehicle. It's dark under the ocean, and we need to be able to see. The old light ring is a potted vessel. Basically,...
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Tue, 21 Aug 2012 05:43:35 PDT
DIY AlUMINUM LEGO BLOCKS http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LEGO/
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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-/
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Tue, 5 Jun 2012 02:00:35 PDT
Mini Face Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Face-Sculpture/
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Wed, 23 May 2012 11:25:58 PDT
8020 Fastener Alternatives http://www.instructables.com/id/8020-Fastener-Alternatives/
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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 RAM (memory) in your laptop to accommodate constantly growing appetite for web intensive browsing or running more instances of virtual machines. This instructable is describing the process of upgrading (or replacing) RAM in unibody MacBook Pro...
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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
Laser Etching Anodized Aluminum http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etching-Anodized-Aluminum/
Laser Etching Anodized Aluminum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/O8JH/GZPZMLEM/FK0O8JHGZPZMLEM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/O8JH/GZPZMLEM/FK0O8JHGZPZMLEM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK0/O8JH/GZPZMLEM/FK0O8JHGZPZMLEM.SMALL.jpg saratogadude This Instructable will show you how to use a laser cutter to etch anodized aluminum.   I live near a DIY workshop called TechShop - they have $1M worth of equipment that I can get access to for about $100 a month.  One piece of equipment they have is the Epilog laser cutter.  Etching aluminum with s...
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Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:02:43 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
Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Bookshelf-Light-Switch/
Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/IXON/GYO8A99H/FGHIXONGYO8A99H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/IXON/GYO8A99H/FGHIXONGYO8A99H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/IXON/GYO8A99H/FGHIXONGYO8A99H.SMALL.jpg Improbable Construct This instuctible will show you how to turn an ordinary hardback book into a hidden switch for a lamp or other corded device. Last fall, I was looking for a gift for my wife and came across the Secret Passageway Switch at Blight Designs (http://blightdesign.com/misc_book.html).  Blight Designs was s...
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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:54:05 PST
Water Block http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Block/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/HZMD/GQYG5QPX/FH5HZMDGQYG5QPX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/HZMD/GQYG5QPX/FH5HZMDGQYG5QPX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/HZMD/GQYG5QPX/FH5HZMDGQYG5QPX.SMALL.jpg mr. clean This is my homemade water block that I milled out of solid aluminum, I created it for cooling a TEC.
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Fri, 5 Aug 2011 22:04:09 PDT
Foil Capability Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Foil-Capability-Switch/
Foil Capability Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/6ICG/GJQELRSJ/FUV6ICGGJQELRSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/6ICG/GJQELRSJ/FUV6ICGGJQELRSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/6ICG/GJQELRSJ/FUV6ICGGJQELRSJ.SMALL.jpg shadowwynd In Assistive Technology, one of the major areas that is considered for people with significant disabilities is switch access.  Using a capability switch or accessibility switch, someone can control their environment, play with a toy, use a computer, or communicate.  All manner of switches are availa...
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 21:53:05 PDT
Cheap and easy laptop stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-easy-laptop-stand/
Cheap and easy laptop stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/8LFW/GNJD0RJJ/F178LFWGNJD0RJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/8LFW/GNJD0RJJ/F178LFWGNJD0RJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/8LFW/GNJD0RJJ/F178LFWGNJD0RJJ.SMALL.jpg tioshrek My macbook is always hot... so I need a laptop stand. So I start to search one on line but there was too expensive and they are so frikin simple!!! So I make my own.... Thinking about it.... I was looking for some usefull materials in my office and saw an aluminum tube ... so take I it and go d...
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Thu, 12 May 2011 12:54:17 PDT
Portable Camera Crane Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Camera-Crane-Base/
Portable Camera Crane Base - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/PSDB/GNBEUZUC/FF6PSDBGNBEUZUC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/PSDB/GNBEUZUC/FF6PSDBGNBEUZUC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/PSDB/GNBEUZUC/FF6PSDBGNBEUZUC.SMALL.jpg richie_114 In this instructable I am building a camera crane base for the camera crane I will soon be constructing.The cahllenge was to be able to make the entire unit fit in the trunk of my car and easily be carried to location. I've located a folding walker....  $4.00.... probably the cheapest part of the bu...
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Sun, 8 May 2011 19:18:41 PDT
Laminated Aluminum Foil for Flexible Circuits and Much More http://www.instructables.com/id/Laminated-Aluminum-Foil-for-Flexible-Circuits-and-/
Laminated Aluminum Foil for Flexible Circuits and Much More - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/WOBG/GN1I600P/F5BWOBGGN1I600P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/WOBG/GN1I600P/F5BWOBGGN1I600P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/WOBG/GN1I600P/F5BWOBGGN1I600P.SMALL.jpg Attamet LAF stands for Laminated Aluminum Foil - in this case I will be using household aluminum foil that is laminated with regular packing tape. It is strong, durable, and tear-resistant. It is flexible, conductive, easily cut, shaped, folded or printed on. It is cheap and easily made. It can be used for ...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2011 14:02:33 PDT
Arduino Controlled Can Crusher With LCD Readout. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Can-Crusher-With-LCD-readout/
Arduino Controlled Can Crusher With LCD Readout. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/7UEC/GMIGHMQD/FVU7UECGMIGHMQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/7UEC/GMIGHMQD/FVU7UECGMIGHMQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVU/7UEC/GMIGHMQD/FVU7UECGMIGHMQD.SMALL.jpg MRHint I have always wanted to do an instructable, but I never had a somewhat original idea that hasn't been done a million times, or something that had no means of building. I have some friends who recycle aluminum for money and after seeing the large bags of an unknown amount and weight of uncrushed cans...
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Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:51:35 PDT
The Juicy Lemon Light Pod http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Juicy-Lemon-Light-Pod/
The Juicy Lemon Light Pod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/0DK4/GMIGFB0M/FLK0DK4GMIGFB0M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/0DK4/GMIGFB0M/FLK0DK4GMIGFB0M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLK/0DK4/GMIGFB0M/FLK0DK4GMIGFB0M.SMALL.jpg Alexdlp This Instructable will show you how to make your own Juicy Lemon Light Pod! It is based upon the idea of the classic 'Lemon Battery', only this one's just a bit more special! The main features include: 3x Refillable Juice containers Use of the Joule Thief Circuit LED Extension / Flexible arm Re...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 09:04:46 PDT
Mini CNC router, complete plans and instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-CNC-complete-plans-and-instructions/
Mini CNC router, complete plans and instructions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/1CGE/GLL4YD7N/FSO1CGEGLL4YD7N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/1CGE/GLL4YD7N/FSO1CGEGLL4YD7N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/1CGE/GLL4YD7N/FSO1CGEGLL4YD7N.SMALL.jpg berbefarac <br /> The Mini CNC project is a complete set of plans and instructions on how to build a 3 axis CNC machine that is functional and also precise. The Mini CNC is very sim...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 07:06:27 PDT
Moleskine nook color case http://www.instructables.com/id/Moleskine-nook-color-case/
Moleskine nook color case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/SR29/GKAYXQ1Q/FNUSR29GKAYXQ1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/SR29/GKAYXQ1Q/FNUSR29GKAYXQ1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/SR29/GKAYXQ1Q/FNUSR29GKAYXQ1Q.SMALL.jpg mydian_nightshade      First off I'd like to note that there are tons of really nice nook & nook color cases out there for cheaper than the material costs for this project. They're designed by professionals and made by companies who do lots of testing because they don't like being sued when customers return broken e...
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Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:58:00 PST
Cheap Aluminum Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Aluminum-Laptop-Stand/
Cheap Aluminum Laptop Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/5NW4/GHTLLPMR/F7Z5NW4GHTLLPMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/5NW4/GHTLLPMR/F7Z5NW4GHTLLPMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/5NW4/GHTLLPMR/F7Z5NW4GHTLLPMR.SMALL.jpg motorman Have you wanted to buy a laptop stand but they are either too expensive of don'y fit the style you want? This instructable will show you how to make a cheap laptop stand out of aluminum for less than $20 in materials. Oh, I'm not responsible if you royally screw this up. You are! Step 1: Materia...
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Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:15:53 PST
Soda Can Radio Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Soda-Can-Radio-Antenna/
Soda Can Radio Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/KOAJ/GCPZM6WD/FDBKOAJGCPZM6WD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/KOAJ/GCPZM6WD/FDBKOAJGCPZM6WD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDB/KOAJ/GCPZM6WD/FDBKOAJGCPZM6WD.SMALL.jpg skidrum If your radio/tv's antenna is broken/ short/ inadequate, here is a cheap, quick, and effective way of fixing it, using just one soda can.  ...and yes, it really does work (quite well actually). I had radio channels go from static to clean music (clean as in sound quality). Also, it looks a lot nice...
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Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:51:51 PDT
Arduino Robot - Tree Of Life http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robot-Tree-Of-Life/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/DDSO/G7DYOHM2/F9CDDSOG7DYOHM2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/DDSO/G7DYOHM2/F9CDDSOG7DYOHM2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9C/DDSO/G7DYOHM2/F9CDDSOG7DYOHM2.SMALL.jpg c0ffeepowder Arduino Robot - Tree Of Life Materials List: 1) Arduino Duemilanovue 2) Aluminum sheet metal 3) Alumnium wires 4) 5x 3mm blue LEDs 5) Brass eyelets 6) Single core wires 7) Display case Visit http://retardokiddo.blogspot.com/ for details and comments! (please rate and comment too!  Thanks!)
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Tue, 30 Mar 2010 06:21:13 PDT