Instructables: exploring - technology - android - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 23:03:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino Robot V2 (Fast) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robot-V2-Fast/
Arduino Robot V2 (Fast) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/2RNF/HU1RYUJ7/FGR2RNFHU1RYUJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/2RNF/HU1RYUJ7/FGR2RNFHU1RYUJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/2RNF/HU1RYUJ7/FGR2RNFHU1RYUJ7.SMALL.jpg lamefreaks This is my second version of my arduino robot after "Build your first robot". My Second version is slightly complicated as compared to my first one but offers better features. In this instructable I'm going to show you how to build a fast robot which can measure temperature, find things in front o...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:33 PDT
Make your own smart watch http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-smart-watch/
Make your own smart watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/AIJG/HRPNACMJ/FQPAIJGHRPNACMJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/AIJG/HRPNACMJ/FQPAIJGHRPNACMJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/AIJG/HRPNACMJ/FQPAIJGHRPNACMJ.SMALL.jpg GodsTale Most IT companies participate in the race to grab people’s wrist. A smart watch becomes the most significant item in a wearable device category. You can easily find this mood in this link, there are tons of smart watches. But here is a simple way to evaluate smart watch’s future on your own. Mak...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 04:02:29 PST
Remote-Controlled Cool Neon El Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Controlled-Cool-Neon-El-Wire/
Remote-Controlled Cool Neon El Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/LL10/HR0AQJT2/FBFLL10HR0AQJT2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/LL10/HR0AQJT2/FBFLL10HR0AQJT2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/LL10/HR0AQJT2/FBFLL10HR0AQJT2.SMALL.jpg daryllukas In this Instructable, I will demostrate how to control the Cool Neon El Wire using a simple Android app, via Bluetooth. I was looking at El Wire Instructables where the EL wire is attached to stuff like shoes, clothing, signs and I thought it would be great if lights could be controlled using a...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:11:35 PST
Arduino bot Android remote control http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-bot-Android-remote-control/
Arduino bot Android remote control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/WQ8R/HPT93SQT/FVWWQ8RHPT93SQT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/WQ8R/HPT93SQT/FVWWQ8RHPT93SQT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/WQ8R/HPT93SQT/FVWWQ8RHPT93SQT.SMALL.jpg donmatito Hello there, In this instructable I would like to explore the connection between Arduino and Android. Both are open, easy-to-program environment (well, Android not so easy, but quite), and the interaction between them allows interesting human-to-device interaction. The goal here is to drive ...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:08:16 PST
Another Blimp of an Eye: improved WiRC remote control http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Blimp-of-an-Eye/
Another Blimp of an Eye: improved WiRC remote control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/XSQK/HQ1DS811/FJLXSQKHQ1DS811.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/XSQK/HQ1DS811/FJLXSQKHQ1DS811.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/XSQK/HQ1DS811/FJLXSQKHQ1DS811.SMALL.jpg masynmachien Building my first IOS/Android Remote Controlled Blimp With Video Feedback, during my Artist in Residency at Instructables (July 2013), was a great project. But soon came the dilemma of leaving at Instructables or taking it home. Obviously the solution was building a second one. And of course that wa...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:52:04 PST
Web Controlled 8-Channel Powerstrip http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Controlled-8-Channel-Powerstrip/
Web Controlled 8-Channel Powerstrip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/NADA/HOHYKL36/FOZNADAHOHYKL36.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/NADA/HOHYKL36/FOZNADAHOHYKL36.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOZ/NADA/HOHYKL36/FOZNADAHOHYKL36.SMALL.jpg rleddington Greetings, fellow Raspberry Pi enthusiasts.  We are about to create a multi-purpose gadget that is sure to impress!  My primary reason for building this to to control my Christmas lights, but that is only one of many possible uses.  Basically you can plug in up to 8 appliance and turn them on and of...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:36:47 PST
DIY Smartphone Film Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smartphone-Film-Scanner/
DIY Smartphone Film Scanner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/4R93/HO232LU1/F0K4R93HO232LU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/4R93/HO232LU1/F0K4R93HO232LU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/4R93/HO232LU1/F0K4R93HO232LU1.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Scan your favorite clips in just one click! Bring back those good old memories instantly! Today's weekend project is about building a "Portable Smartphone Film Scanner" for less than $5. Compatibility is good with iPhone, iTouch, Galaxy S4, HTC or any other smartphone brands on the market. Great wa...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:38:34 PST
Solar USB Charger 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-20-21/
Solar USB Charger 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/T4BR/HNSDZNAO/FE0T4BRHNSDZNAO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/T4BR/HNSDZNAO/FE0T4BRHNSDZNAO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/T4BR/HNSDZNAO/FE0T4BRHNSDZNAO.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman Everyone has USB gadgets.  It's pretty much a fact of life.  Another fact of life is that these USB gadgets also continually run out of power when you most need them.  No need to fear, solar power is here!  Ditch those crazy wall adaptors, throw out the laptop, and start making your own solar charge...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:12:05 PST
SensoDuino: Turn Your Android Phone into a Wireless Sensors Hub for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/SensoDuino-Turn-Your-Android-Phone-into-a-Wireless/
SensoDuino: Turn Your Android Phone into a Wireless Sensors Hub for Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/PNZK/HMMF6UIJ/FRHPNZKHMMF6UIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/PNZK/HMMF6UIJ/FRHPNZKHMMF6UIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRH/PNZK/HMMF6UIJ/FRHPNZKHMMF6UIJ.SMALL.jpg techbitar UPDATES Nov 23, 2013: SensoDuino 0.160 gets a face left.   Nov 19. 2031: OPINION: The Amazing Synergy Between Arduino & Android. Nov 19, 2013: SensoDuino 0.159 is out. Android phone date (y,m,d) and time (h,m,s) are supported as sensors. Support for Android KitKat (4.4/API 19).  INTR...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 02:44:04 PDT
The Blue Meth Throne Charging dock for iphone / Android http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Blue-Meth-Throne-Charging-dock-for-iphone-Andr/
The Blue Meth Throne Charging dock for iphone / Android - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/T2LR/HP6885J0/FA6T2LRHP6885J0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/T2LR/HP6885J0/FA6T2LRHP6885J0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA6/T2LR/HP6885J0/FA6T2LRHP6885J0.SMALL.jpg mstyle183 We are in the process of creating a line of very unique charging stations that will allow you to show off your true nerd inside. This one is the 1st of our line that we created that we think any true fan will like and no lawyer will destroy. This idea came from watching two of our favorite shows.. ...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:01:07 PDT
iOS/Android Remote Controlled Blimp With Video Feedback http://www.instructables.com/id/In-a-Blimp-of-an-Eye/
iOS/Android Remote Controlled Blimp With Video Feedback - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/VDDZ/HLA1VA9X/FMNVDDZHLA1VA9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/VDDZ/HLA1VA9X/FMNVDDZHLA1VA9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/VDDZ/HLA1VA9X/FMNVDDZHLA1VA9X.SMALL.jpg masynmachien In a Blimp of an Eye. This project was the eye catcher of my Artist In Residency at Instructables. As RC blimps are my passion, I definitely wanted to do some blimp project during my stay at Instructables.  When I came across the Dension WIRC system, the lingering idea of building one with live vi...
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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 07:46:13 PDT
DIY RC Android Sumobot [Bluetooth Multiplayer] http://www.instructables.com/id/Android-Controlled-Bluetooth-Sumobot-Ultimate-DIY-/
DIY RC Android Sumobot [Bluetooth Multiplayer] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/WY6D/HLA1URZ4/FA7WY6DHLA1URZ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/WY6D/HLA1URZ4/FA7WY6DHLA1URZ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA7/WY6D/HLA1URZ4/FA7WY6DHLA1URZ4.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Get ready to rumble, it's time to get pushy! This week I built a $90, Android controlled bluetooth sumobot. This is a fun way to spend time with your friends and engage in multiplayer tournaments! It maybe held on your backyard or even in professional events. The "TSA" & "science Olympiad" also supp...
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Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:05:24 PDT
5-minute Photo Booth http://www.instructables.com/id/5-minute-Photo-Booth/
5-minute Photo Booth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/2HC0/HKM94041/FI42HC0HKM94041.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/2HC0/HKM94041/FI42HC0HKM94041.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI4/2HC0/HKM94041/FI42HC0HKM94041.SMALL.jpg Finding Pie With all the components ready, this DIY photo booth literally takes 5 minutes to set up. So what do we need? • Android tablet or phone • Standard camera tripod • Tripod adapter for your Android device • Party PhotoBooth app Let's get started! Install Party PhotoBooth On your Android device, ins...
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Sat, 24 Aug 2013 09:53:11 PDT
LED Matrix Installation in Old Electronics Case - Requires Kit Purchase http://www.instructables.com/id/PIXEL-Desktop-LED-Display/
LED Matrix Installation in Old Electronics Case - Requires Kit Purchase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/36LZ/HFSH5DFJ/FSF36LZHFSH5DFJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/36LZ/HFSH5DFJ/FSF36LZHFSH5DFJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/36LZ/HFSH5DFJ/FSF36LZHFSH5DFJ.SMALL.jpg alinke The LED display controlled from a Windows PC over Bluetooth and LED diffusion techniques   Some examples of pixel art and animations running on the LED display Contents of the PIXEL Guts Kit In this Instructuable, we'll show you how to: Do an LED matrix art projec...
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Sun, 5 May 2013 23:11:30 PDT
Flone http://www.instructables.com/id/Flone/
Flone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/RK3I/HIYWO5XW/FTKRK3IHIYWO5XW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/RK3I/HIYWO5XW/FTKRK3IHIYWO5XW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTK/RK3I/HIYWO5XW/FTKRK3IHIYWO5XW.SMALL.jpg aeracoop Flone is a H airframe for flying smartphones. Video of maiden flight: It haves the place for a minimal setup: * Android smartphone. * Multiwii/Arduino flight controller. * Mini Power Distribution Board. * DSM2 Controller * 4 motors * 4 ESC * Batery. We enjoy designing it, it's well balanced and...
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 08:37:05 PDT
Build STEMbot1 - A Robot That Makes Programming Fun and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-STEMbot1-A-Robot-That-Makes-Programming-Fu/
Build STEMbot1 - A Robot That Makes Programming Fun and Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/MGEC/HHMI536N/FAYMGECHHMI536N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/MGEC/HHMI536N/FAYMGECHHMI536N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/MGEC/HHMI536N/FAYMGECHHMI536N.SMALL.jpg emgrobotics The modern smartphone or tablet (mobile device) has more computing power than desktop computers had just 10 years ago. Modern mobile devices are full of sensors including: GPS, compass, 3-axis accelerometers, gyroscopes, etc and are well connected via cellular network, WiFi, and Bluetooth. Chanc...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 18:52:13 PDT
Smartphone Charger Powered by Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Charger-Powered-by-Fire/
Smartphone Charger Powered by Fire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/HOAD/HFPTEVTJ/F12HOADHFPTEVTJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/HOAD/HFPTEVTJ/F12HOADHFPTEVTJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/HOAD/HFPTEVTJ/F12HOADHFPTEVTJ.SMALL.jpg Joohansson Portable, Compact and Adjustable ThermoElectric Emergency Generator. Background: The reason for this project was to solve a problem I have. I sometimes do several days of hiking/backpacking in the wild and I always bring a smartphone with GPS and maybe other electronics. They need electricity a...
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Wed, 1 May 2013 11:03:17 PDT
Arduino ADK LED Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-ADK-LED-Lighting/
Arduino ADK LED Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/6HM5/HEXS4USJ/FLI6HM5HEXS4USJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/6HM5/HEXS4USJ/FLI6HM5HEXS4USJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/6HM5/HEXS4USJ/FLI6HM5HEXS4USJ.SMALL.jpg Qtechknow Have you ever wanted to control electronics with your smartphone?  The Arduino ADK (Android Development Kit) is the Arduino Mega with a built in USB host device, ready for your smartphone to be plugged in!  We'll make a simple introductory project with a few LED strips and a relay (to control the hi...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:57:16 PDT
The Reverse Andycache (Android-powered reverse geocache) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Reverse-Andycache-Android-powered-reverse-geo/
The Reverse Andycache (Android-powered reverse geocache) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/7XAY/HEBNNWED/F787XAYHEBNNWED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/7XAY/HEBNNWED/F787XAYHEBNNWED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/7XAY/HEBNNWED/F787XAYHEBNNWED.SMALL.jpg wchill For those that don't know, the Reverse Geocache puzzle is a puzzle box that opens only when the box is taken to a predefined location. You don't know what the location is, you have a limited number of attempts, and the box creator hates you enough to only tell you how far away you are (in the words ...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 01:24:21 PDT
Hacking the Hexbug Spider XL to Add Computer Vision Using an Android Smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-the-Hexbug-Spider-XL-to-Add-Computer-Visi/
Hacking the Hexbug Spider XL to Add Computer Vision Using an Android Smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/XHS2/HEBN9Y3T/F12XHS2HEBN9Y3T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/XHS2/HEBN9Y3T/F12XHS2HEBN9Y3T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/XHS2/HEBN9Y3T/F12XHS2HEBN9Y3T.SMALL.jpg emgrobotics I am a big fan the original Hexbug™ Spider.  I have owned over a dozen and hacked them all.  Anytime one of my sons goes to a friends’ birthday party, the friend gets a Hexbug™ spider as a gift.  I have hacked the original spider to play football (http://youtu.be/h0BTYm1e5u0 ) and follow lines (http...
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Fri, 15 Mar 2013 19:32:12 PDT
Building an Android Basic Programmable Tank for Less Than $50.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-Android-Basic-Programmable-Tank-for-Le/
Building an Android Basic Programmable Tank for Less Than $50.00 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/095W/HDOVW240/F49095WHDOVW240.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/095W/HDOVW240/F49095WHDOVW240.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/095W/HDOVW240/F49095WHDOVW240.SMALL.jpg emgrobotics The Smartphone based robot tank is s great project to build with your kids.  The project can be completed within an hour and requires no soldering or special tools.  When complete, simply download and install the EMGRobotics Audio Robot application on your phone.  The application will use the camera...
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Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:21:01 PST
Arduino - Control DC Motor via Bluetooth http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Control-DC-Motor-via-Bluetooth/
Arduino - Control DC Motor via Bluetooth - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/DTEJ/HET1ELSV/FRDDTEJHET1ELSV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/DTEJ/HET1ELSV/FRDDTEJHET1ELSV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/DTEJ/HET1ELSV/FRDDTEJHET1ELSV.SMALL.jpg RuiSantos Hi guys, In this project we will control a DC motor with a smartphone via bluetooth. This project is great to learn more about: -DC motor -Interfacing Arduino with your smartphone -Bluetooth module -L293D you can visit my website for more electronic projects, interesting news and tips. Check this v...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:44:49 PST
The Throne Dock for your iPhone and other mobile devices http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Iron-Throne-Dock-for-your-Iphone-and-your-mobi/
The Throne Dock for your iPhone and other mobile devices - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/37X0/HAQ30XGA/FV437X0HAQ30XGA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/37X0/HAQ30XGA/FV437X0HAQ30XGA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/37X0/HAQ30XGA/FV437X0HAQ30XGA.SMALL.jpg mstyle183 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ **UPDATE** Unfortunately this throne production got killed by HBO after we received a cease and desist letter from their lawyers. (google "nuproto" and "H...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:54:09 PST
Simple RC car for beginners (Android control over Bluetooth) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-RC-car-for-beginners-Android-control-over-/
Simple RC car for beginners (Android control over Bluetooth) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/1G39/HCB8TBKX/FTI1G39HCB8TBKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/1G39/HCB8TBKX/FTI1G39HCB8TBKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/1G39/HCB8TBKX/FTI1G39HCB8TBKX.SMALL.jpg tolik777 This is a simple project of Android Bluetooth Car with Bluetooth control. Arduino controller is used To control the car used Android-device with a built-in accelerometer. Tilt forward - car goes forward, tilt to the left - car turns to the left, tilt back - car goes back. Speed of movement or ro...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 03:06:39 PST
PIXEL - Interactive LED Art http://www.instructables.com/id/PIXEL-Interactive-LED-Art/
PIXEL - Interactive LED Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/Y30E/HAQ3AY4N/F9RY30EHAQ3AY4N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/Y30E/HAQ3AY4N/F9RY30EHAQ3AY4N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/Y30E/HAQ3AY4N/F9RY30EHAQ3AY4N.SMALL.jpg alinke In this Instructable, I'll talk about PIXEL which is currently on KickStarter (Shameless Plug). And also how a guy with a day job can take an idea and turn it into a real product.  The KickStarter for PIXEL also includes the DIY Kit version of this project as well as a turn key, fu...
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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 11:27:41 PST
How to fix a slowly charging android smartphone + enhanced privacy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-slow-charging-android-smartphone-enh/
How to fix a slowly charging android smartphone + enhanced privacy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/G6B3/HBFFJODB/F5YG6B3HBFFJODB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/G6B3/HBFFJODB/F5YG6B3HBFFJODB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/G6B3/HBFFJODB/F5YG6B3HBFFJODB.SMALL.jpg Punk Love Designs Hey all, time for the third Punk Love Designs Identification Contest! This one's a doozy but the prize this time is 1 year of Instructables.com pro service: A small collection of unusually colored white moss was found growing vigorously on three large rocks at the edge of/ in the stream running alo...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:43:48 PST
Thermal Imaging Phone Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermal-Imaging-Phone-Camera/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/H4KW/H6I6WSS8/FFQH4KWH6I6WSS8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/H4KW/H6I6WSS8/FFQH4KWH6I6WSS8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/H4KW/H6I6WSS8/FFQH4KWH6I6WSS8.SMALL.jpg RobHopeless I have a 100 year old house that can be drafty and hard to heat in the winter. I have been wanting a thermal imaging camera to help find leaks ever since we bought this house. So I finally just made my own.The temperature readings are overlaid onto the phone's camera display. The display is adjustab...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 20:08:01 PDT
IR Remote Agent http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Remote-Master/
IR Remote Agent - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/SNA4/H673DW11/FL2SNA4H673DW11.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/SNA4/H673DW11/FL2SNA4H673DW11.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL2/SNA4/H673DW11/FL2SNA4H673DW11.SMALL.jpg seeedstudio Remote control is almost a standard accessory for most home applications, like TV, Hi-Fi, air conditioner and so on. Though remote control brings us leisure, when you really need it but have completely no clue where it is, or which one it is, you have every right to be pissed off. To solve the remot...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 00:00:35 PDT
Materials http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Altoids-Solar-USB-Charger/
Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/TZ7H/H6DWVRCL/FW2TZ7HH6DWVRCL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/TZ7H/H6DWVRCL/FW2TZ7HH6DWVRCL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/TZ7H/H6DWVRCL/FW2TZ7HH6DWVRCL.SMALL.jpg Thomas Young So, like most of these projects there are only a few basic materials you need to collect and can actually get them all at a Radio Shack or on eBay. I am using a 6V 80mA Solar Panel from Radio Shack 3x AA Rechargeable NiMH Batteries 1x 1N914 Diode 1x 3AA Battery Holder 1x DPDT Center Off Switch 1x 5...
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Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:40:39 PDT
Control an RGB LED Matrix with Android and IOIO http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-an-RGB-LED-Matrix-with-Android/
Control an RGB LED Matrix with Android and IOIO - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/74C2/H5405SEZ/FTO74C2H5405SEZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/74C2/H5405SEZ/FTO74C2H5405SEZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/74C2/H5405SEZ/FTO74C2H5405SEZ.SMALL.jpg alinke **** Product version of this project available at http://ledpixelart.com ***** An Android controlled interactive mirror. Running various Android apps, the interactive mirror displays pictures, running text, simple games, and video streamed from an Android device over Bluetooth. Materials: RG...
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Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:32:27 PDT
Listen & Control Audio (Music) while Showering http://www.instructables.com/id/Listen-Control-Audio-while-Showering/
Listen & Control Audio (Music) while Showering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/S4AQ/H4AGJ4CR/F2CS4AQH4AGJ4CR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/S4AQ/H4AGJ4CR/F2CS4AQH4AGJ4CR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/S4AQ/H4AGJ4CR/F2CS4AQH4AGJ4CR.SMALL.jpg fitzbrian20 This project allows you to control a smart phone or audio device that has Bluetooth (BT) capabilities, playing to a speaker installed inside a shower. Amplifier Build a mono amplifier. Mount on a single gang face place with volume control. This volume control will be rarely used as the BT devic...
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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 23:23:02 PDT
Smartphone Controlled Wood Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Smartphone-Controlled-Wood-Stand/
Smartphone Controlled Wood Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/88D4/H461X9CC/FVY88D4H461X9CC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/88D4/H461X9CC/FVY88D4H461X9CC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/88D4/H461X9CC/FVY88D4H461X9CC.SMALL.jpg aldricnegrier The idea: Remote Controlling the pan movement of a heavy LCD TV, LCD Computer Monitor, or any other object using an Android Smartphone or a Windows, Linux or MAC computer or the manual controls on the Stand. UPDATE: Control Up to 5 Stands at the same time using the Android Application or a Windows,...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 15:13:23 PDT
Magic Mirror Mini for Android http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Mirror-Mini-Android-Powered/
Magic Mirror Mini for Android - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/FAXL/H3Z3UL99/FCNFAXLH3Z3UL99.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/FAXL/H3Z3UL99/FCNFAXLH3Z3UL99.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/FAXL/H3Z3UL99/FCNFAXLH3Z3UL99.SMALL.jpg alinke A few years ago, I did a project called the DIY Magic Mirror. It's an interactive talking magic mirror that plays various video responses from a PC in response to various sensor inputs from an Arduino. I'd been wanting to do a mini version of the project for awhile, essentially the same project but ...
By: alinke

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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 02:03:43 PDT
Easy Phone Automation with NFC Tags http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Phone-Automation-with-NFC-Tags/
Easy Phone Automation with NFC Tags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/THWE/H2WEX6XA/FN0THWEH2WEX6XA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/THWE/H2WEX6XA/FN0THWEH2WEX6XA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/THWE/H2WEX6XA/FN0THWEH2WEX6XA.SMALL.jpg CYNICALifornia More and more smart phones are coming out with NFC capability. But what does that mean for you? A few things: the ability to send data over a very small distance to another phone, the ability to use your phone as a wallet, and the ability to read and write NFC 'tags'. NFC stands for 'Near Field Com...
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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:01:59 PDT
Remote Control Door - Internet Your Thing http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Control-Door-Internet-Your-Thing/
Remote Control Door - Internet Your Thing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/9T86/H1ZG70H0/F939T86H1ZG70H0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/9T86/H1ZG70H0/F939T86H1ZG70H0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/9T86/H1ZG70H0/F939T86H1ZG70H0.SMALL.jpg tcollinsworth We can instantly open a door or control anything we can connect. It works from any iPhone, Android, or PC. After connecting something we want to control, download the free app to a PC, open a port, and control it remotely from anywhere. It's open source so anyone can modify it to sense and control a...
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Sun, 20 May 2012 15:14:34 PDT
Make a (NFC-enhanced) slip case for your phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-NFC-enhanced-slip-case-for-your-phone/
Make a (NFC-enhanced) slip case for your phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/B0M4/H1LWPSHJ/FKRB0M4H1LWPSHJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/B0M4/H1LWPSHJ/FKRB0M4H1LWPSHJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/B0M4/H1LWPSHJ/FKRB0M4H1LWPSHJ.SMALL.jpg karmagirl Have an Android phone with NFC capabilities? Make a multi-functional carrying case that automatically puts your ringer on silent, turns it up loud, or creates a Wi-Fi hotspot! Watch IMG_0433.MOV below for an overview of what it'll look like and what it does. If you don't have an Android (boo-urns!...
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Wed, 2 May 2012 09:09:52 PDT
.25 ultra slim minimalistic Wallet, money clip, metal bottle opener, credit card that could be attached to your android case http://www.instructables.com/id/25-ultra-slim-minimalistic-Wallet-money-clip-me/
.25 ultra slim minimalistic Wallet, money clip, metal bottle opener, credit card that could be attached to your android case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/Y0ZJ/H1EN73PC/FH8Y0ZJH1EN73PC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/Y0ZJ/H1EN73PC/FH8Y0ZJH1EN73PC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH8/Y0ZJ/H1EN73PC/FH8Y0ZJH1EN73PC.SMALL.jpg mstyle183 Hi guys while trying to model an android case similar to my iphone case i came out with a cool little wallet that can hold you up till i get the android case done.. This ultra Slim and minimalistic case is waterproof, sweat proof, small, portable, has a money clip, a working bottle opener,  and hold...
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:36:33 PDT
Bluetooth+Infrared Controlled Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-48/
Bluetooth+Infrared Controlled Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/7616/H18FVAWL/FGT7616H18FVAWL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/7616/H18FVAWL/FGT7616H18FVAWL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/7616/H18FVAWL/FGT7616H18FVAWL.SMALL.jpg V0R73X Hi. I’m Darren a 17 year old hobbyist, and this is the first Instructable I’m posting here, so I apologize if it kinda sucks! I hope it's good enough... So how did the idea of a robotic arm come to me? Well, the first thing I remember is our chemistry teacher (!) coming to me yelling that she has a ...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:40:10 PDT
Hercules: The Motion Controlled Android Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Hercules-The-Motion-Controlled-Android-Robot/
Hercules: The Motion Controlled Android Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/JKM6/H0OIZNV1/FUCJKM6H0OIZNV1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/JKM6/H0OIZNV1/FUCJKM6H0OIZNV1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/JKM6/H0OIZNV1/FUCJKM6H0OIZNV1.SMALL.jpg Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves When I was in the 8th grade, I was intrigued while playing the motion games on Nokia 5800. I was thrilled, how I could control the racing car by only tilting the phone. I used to dream of making this same car in the real world.  Now, in 11th  grade ( Age 17) having got an Arduino Uno and learnt how...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:48:43 PDT
Easy Bluetooth Enabled Door Lock With Arduino + Android http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Bluetooth-Enabled-Door-Lock-With-Arduino-An/
Easy Bluetooth Enabled Door Lock With Arduino + Android - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G5GB/H0OJ0FQV/FNNG5GBH0OJ0FQV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G5GB/H0OJ0FQV/FNNG5GBH0OJ0FQV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G5GB/H0OJ0FQV/FNNG5GBH0OJ0FQV.SMALL.jpg Collin Amedee Thanks to everyone who supported this project and voted for it in the Arduino Challenge! I was awarded second prize and hope to participate in more Arduino contests in the near future. This tutorial will explain a simple way to make a password protected bluetooth door lock using your Arduino, which...
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Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:20:42 PDT
Big Ball Maze Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Ball-Maze-Game/
Big Ball Maze Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/LG0O/GZUAG6EL/FWQLG0OGZUAG6EL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/LG0O/GZUAG6EL/FWQLG0OGZUAG6EL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/LG0O/GZUAG6EL/FWQLG0OGZUAG6EL.SMALL.jpg zimbra This project was the result of an urge to contribute something to the Creative Games section of my kids’ elementary school fair. The kids loved it for it’s simple old-school game aesthetic mixed with Wii-style and Kinect-style video game control. It’s a spin-off project of an earlier Ball & Plate ex...
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:11:27 PDT
Attach a Starbucks account barcode to your work ID badge for quick payment http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-Attach-a-Starbucks-account-barcode-to-your-/
Attach a Starbucks account barcode to your work ID badge for quick payment - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/3R6G/GZHJVEVP/FRR3R6GGZHJVEVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/3R6G/GZHJVEVP/FRR3R6GGZHJVEVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/3R6G/GZHJVEVP/FRR3R6GGZHJVEVP.SMALL.jpg VidPS If you work near a Starbucks and wear a work ID badge, you might like this practical tip. If you pay for your coffee using Starbuck’s account barcode from your smartphone to pay at the cash register, but find the process of calling up the barcode tedious, the following “How-To” will instruct you on ...
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Tue, 6 Mar 2012 19:31:41 PST
Featured Author: nemomatic http://www.instructables.com/id/Featured-Author-nemomatic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/AJYW/GYN8Z8TI/FNEAJYWGYN8Z8TI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/AJYW/GYN8Z8TI/FNEAJYWGYN8Z8TI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNE/AJYW/GYN8Z8TI/FNEAJYWGYN8Z8TI.SMALL.jpg wilgubeast Nemo Gould, better known on Instructables as nemomatic, is a kinetic sculptor who uses found objects to create his works. A larger collection of his work and more information about him is available at his website. Read on to learn a little bit about the intersection of Fine Art and Makers, not t...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2012 16:40:57 PST
Simpler Bluetooth Garage Door Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Simpler-Bluetooth-Garage-Door-Opener/
Simpler Bluetooth Garage Door Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/NNPS/GY0J7SNJ/FGENNPSGY0J7SNJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/NNPS/GY0J7SNJ/FGENNPSGY0J7SNJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGE/NNPS/GY0J7SNJ/FGENNPSGY0J7SNJ.SMALL.jpg tcollinsworth Check out the Internet Your Thing WiFi version on Kickstarter - it will be able to open your garage door or open a pet kennel door as you approach. A few months ago, I created an Instructable that showed you how to bluetooth enable your garage door, car starter, and other myriad things.  I have...
By: tcollinsworth

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Sun, 29 Jan 2012 20:09:54 PST
Googly Sound (Looking back!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Googly-Sound-Looking-back/
Googly Sound (Looking back!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/0KP8/GXUZMPRD/FE60KP8GXUZMPRD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/0KP8/GXUZMPRD/FE60KP8GXUZMPRD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/0KP8/GXUZMPRD/FE60KP8GXUZMPRD.SMALL.jpg bricabracwizard I saw these beautiful horns (Indian taxi horns, minus rubber bulb) at the market going for $20, I saw the chance for a new kind of sound from my iPhone!  The horns on this device look a bit like snails eyes on stalks!  If you like this I have created other artefacts which I don't have instructables ...
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Thu, 26 Jan 2012 13:53:32 PST
Android Controlled LED Strip (IOIO Powered) http://www.instructables.com/id/Android-Controlled-LED-Strip-IOIO-Powered/
Android Controlled LED Strip (IOIO Powered) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/198Y/GWIDZ4N2/FVC198YGWIDZ4N2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/198Y/GWIDZ4N2/FVC198YGWIDZ4N2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/198Y/GWIDZ4N2/FVC198YGWIDZ4N2.SMALL.jpg alinke or watch in HD The Android phone is controlling an LED strip hidden in the vase using a IOIO board with Bluetooth. In this example, the Android phone is running an app which obtains color values from the onboard camera and then in turn matches those colors to the LED strip. We (myself and Ytai) so...
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Fri, 23 Dec 2011 22:25:07 PST
How to turn your iPhone into a Microscope or Spotting Scope Eyepiece http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-your-iPhone-into-a-Microscope-or-Spott/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/4X7O/GVP28YVU/FA24X7OGVP28YVU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/4X7O/GVP28YVU/FA24X7OGVP28YVU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/4X7O/GVP28YVU/FA24X7OGVP28YVU.SMALL.jpg andymill We've designed an adapter that converts smartphones, Android phones, and iPhones into digital eyepieces for microscopes or spotting scopes — we're calling the device the SkyLight. We want to show you how we made the device and how you can make your own and start enjoying microscope or spotting scop...
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Fri, 2 Dec 2011 21:03:48 PST
The Droidalyzer - An open source, Bluetooth alcohol detector accessory for Android Phones http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Android-Breathalyzer/
The Droidalyzer - An open source, Bluetooth alcohol detector accessory for Android Phones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/6I0Y/GYQESZGH/FN66I0YGYQESZGH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/6I0Y/GYQESZGH/FN66I0YGYQESZGH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/6I0Y/GYQESZGH/FN66I0YGYQESZGH.SMALL.jpg alinke *****  Product Version of the Droidalyzer available now from Seeedstudio ****** The Droidalyzer is an open source, Bluetooth alcohol detector accessory for Android Phones. Pair the Bluetooth enabled Droidalyzer to your Android phone and then use it to detect your alcohol level. The Droidalyzer is ...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:36:26 PST
Pee to Check-In to Foursquare - Mark Your Territory http://www.instructables.com/id/Pee-to-Check-In-to-Foursquare-Mark-Your-Territor/
Pee to Check-In to Foursquare - Mark Your Territory - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/OYCS/GUFXAIXG/FELOYCSGUFXAIXG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/OYCS/GUFXAIXG/FELOYCSGUFXAIXG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/OYCS/GUFXAIXG/FELOYCSGUFXAIXG.SMALL.jpg blorgggg In case you are unfamiliar with the most amazing new way to physically "check in" to foursquare here is a video that will explain it all: Mark Your Territory is a fully open-source system but because it interacts with the physical world as well as the digital one, some construction is necessary b...
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Mon, 31 Oct 2011 13:18:36 PDT
iPhone Tripod Mount on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Tripod-Mount-on-the-cheap/
iPhone Tripod Mount on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/DZFF/GSYERU0N/FPWDZFFGSYERU0N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/DZFF/GSYERU0N/FPWDZFFGSYERU0N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/DZFF/GSYERU0N/FPWDZFFGSYERU0N.SMALL.jpg JoeMurphy This instructable will take you through the steps to create a simple way to mount your iPhone securely to your tripod for less $5 bucks. The best part about the clamp style mount, is that it will work with any kind of smart phones, and even works if you have a case on your phone. What you Need:...
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Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:57:19 PDT