Instructables: exploring - technology - arduino - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 19:06:57 PST BLOX v1.01 Ultimate Night Bike http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Night-Bike/
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:42:41 PST
"9 Degrees of Freedom" IMU http://www.instructables.com/id/9-Degrees-of-Freedom-IMU/
"9 Degrees of Freedom" IMU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/2GSY/I2WENV74/FLQ2GSYI2WENV74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/2GSY/I2WENV74/FLQ2GSYI2WENV74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/2GSY/I2WENV74/FLQ2GSYI2WENV74.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei I'm working on a project that requires full orientation information, so I built an Inertial Measurement Unit from scratch. I really like the 9DOF IMU board that Sparkfun makes - the calibration code that comes with it is fantastic - but I wanted to redesign the board so that it could be made at a m...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:19:16 PST
Is Cold Air Coming into Your Home? http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-Cold-Air-Coming-into-Your-Home/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:30 PST
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF http://www.instructables.com/id/5-RF-Controlled-Light-Sockets/
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/NKP4/I2RGWVVI/FV8NKP4I2RGWVVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/NKP4/I2RGWVVI/FV8NKP4I2RGWVVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/NKP4/I2RGWVVI/FV8NKP4I2RGWVVI.SMALL.jpg FabricateIO Smart lightbulbs cost your firstborn child. Which is a shame, because smart lights unlock tremendous potential for home automation, energy savings, and all sorts of cool projects.If only there was a way to control your lights without breaking the bank...And now there is! For $19 on Amazon, you can g...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:42:11 PST
3D Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Light-Painting/
3D Light Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/PBC9/I2R9X2LI/FUDPBC9I2R9X2LI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/PBC9/I2R9X2LI/FUDPBC9I2R9X2LI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUD/PBC9/I2R9X2LI/FUDPBC9I2R9X2LI.SMALL.jpg Sebastian Morales This project was conceived the night of halloween. Looking out the window on the frozen streets of Chicago, looking at the lights on the street reflect on the pavement, looking so far beyond that the lights of the passing cars would float in the air long after the car was gone. Many of us are famil...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:53 PST
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Color-Sensor-For-Beginners/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:49:02 PST
Turn-Taking Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Taking-Device/
Turn-Taking Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/R7BB/I2N6RLF0/FETR7BBI2N6RLF0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/R7BB/I2N6RLF0/FETR7BBI2N6RLF0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/R7BB/I2N6RLF0/FETR7BBI2N6RLF0.SMALL.jpg rachel_yalisove Conversation analysts consider turns to be the most basic unit of conversation. As you would imagine, the intricacies of turn-taking have been well documented by researchers, and this process always involves the careful transcription of pre-recorded conversation.I am no expert but wanted to develop ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:55:18 PST
Kid-friendly PuppyDuino 0.31 http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-friendly-PuppyDuino-031/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:59:49 PST
Two Player Simon Memory Game With External Switches http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Player-Simon-Memory-Game-With-External-Switche/
Two Player Simon Memory Game With External Switches - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/B58Q/I2M2GFV2/F2UB58QI2M2GFV2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/B58Q/I2M2GFV2/F2UB58QI2M2GFV2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/B58Q/I2M2GFV2/F2UB58QI2M2GFV2.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Electronics memory games like Simon can be a lot of fun. But it is even more fun if you add a second player and make it a competition. So I designed a two player version of the game that runs on Arduino. This lets you play Simon head to head. To make it even more interesting, I added jacks that allo...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:06:36 PST
How to 'bling' up a boring staircase http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-bling-up-a-boring-staircase/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:14:50 PST
How to make an arduino "get off my property" machine http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-arduino-get-off-my-property-machine/
How to make an arduino "get off my property" machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/A5IM/I2KS77LC/FDAA5IMI2KS77LC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/A5IM/I2KS77LC/FDAA5IMI2KS77LC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDA/A5IM/I2KS77LC/FDAA5IMI2KS77LC.SMALL.jpg SufferKevyn901 This instructable will show you how to make my arduino "get off my property" machine. The sole purpose of this machine is to remove objects placed on it. The video above explains this very well. Supplies Materials:X2: 7cm * 9cm PCB'sSome duct tape (colored if you want it to look nice)X1: 27Kg ser...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:35:54 PST
Self-balancing Raleigh Chopper inspired scooter http://www.instructables.com/id/Raleigh-Chopper-inspired-self-balancing-scooter/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:00:40 PST
Controlling your Christmas lights with Text Messages http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-your-Christmas-lights-with-Text-Messag/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 04:01:24 PST
Control robotic arm with gloves, Android Phone and Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-robotic-arm-with-gloves-Android-Phone-and-/
Control robotic arm with gloves, Android Phone and Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/8F1O/I2KBQ5F7/FTQ8F1OI2KBQ5F7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/8F1O/I2KBQ5F7/FTQ8F1OI2KBQ5F7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/8F1O/I2KBQ5F7/FTQ8F1OI2KBQ5F7.SMALL.jpg ashraf nabil Today, we have almost 2 techniques to play with Robotic Arm, either by buttons for example as on Game shield or using gloves that include sensors. Yet, today I will show you a new technique by using only your Android Phone and Arduino.Basically, The project illustrate how to send the mobile sensors ...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:03:04 PST
Interactive LED Programmable Canvas http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-LED-Programmable-Canvas/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 10:20:22 PST
Solar-Powered Heart Rate Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Heart-Rate-Monitor/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 09:43:31 PST
Arduino Fridge Magnet http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Fridge-Magnet/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 22:47:43 PST
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Hyduino-Automated-Hydroponics-with-an-Arduino/
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SMALL.jpg austinsimonson So, you may be wondering...WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?Basically, hydroponics is growing plants without the use of a traditional dirt medium by using a nutrient rich water solution. Those mediums used to "plant" in range from fiberglass to sand and from fired clay balls to nothing at all. Several branches o...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:42:52 PST
Arduino Morse Code http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Morse-Code/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 20:25:41 PST
Hat-mounted clock with multiple timezone support and GPS functionality http://www.instructables.com/id/Hat-mounted-clock-with-multiple-timezone-support-a/
Hat-mounted clock with multiple timezone support and GPS functionality - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/I7UU/I2BRFZ7C/FRKI7UUI2BRFZ7C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/I7UU/I2BRFZ7C/FRKI7UUI2BRFZ7C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/I7UU/I2BRFZ7C/FRKI7UUI2BRFZ7C.SMALL.jpg gfish I wanted a clock. But not just any clock! I wanted it to be able to change the timezone being displayed at the flip of a switch. And I also wanted to use it at Burning Man, to show my location not in time, but in the clock-face addressing system used in Black Rock City. And I wanted it all mounted i...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:04:17 PST
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spectrometer-Explore-the-Unknown-/
DIY Spectrometer) Explore the Unknown -> - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/YWNC/I2BRFFAJ/FR5YWNCI2BRFFAJ.SMALL.jpg simonfrfr Hey Guys! A Spectrometer is useful for detecting impurities in water and in other substances, or even just telling us what wavelength something is! If you have a mystery laser and you want to know the wavelength, you grab a laser with a known wavelength, and calibrate the Spectrometer, simply by tak...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 20:37:10 PST
Chess Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Chess-Robot/
Chess Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/9B5L/I2BRBMIK/FCG9B5LI2BRBMIK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/9B5L/I2BRBMIK/FCG9B5LI2BRBMIK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/9B5L/I2BRBMIK/FCG9B5LI2BRBMIK.SMALL.jpg yousifnimat --This project was my graduation project at Kuwait University-College of Engineering & Petroleum--Chess is a very famous and common game worldwide. The main purpose of the design is to develop a stand-alone chess robot using an intelligent system to provide more entertainment with low cost as much a...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:20:20 PST
Smart home with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-home-with-arduino/
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:19:45 PDT
Get started with the Bend Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Bend-Sensor/
Get started with the Bend Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ8/X12G/I12KISVN/FQ8X12GI12KISVN.SMALL.jpg cecilise We started by looking at how the Bend Sensor is buildt up, and how it works.We then looked at different areas we can see it beeing used in.Finally we made a lamp were you can change colour of the light, and also the brightness of a LED.You will find the steps of how to make your own lamp, including ...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:43:55 PDT
Build an Actobotics Quadruped Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Actobotics-Quadruped-Robot/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 22:21:28 PST
Elven Magic Orb http://www.instructables.com/id/Elven-Magic-Orb/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 01:37:48 PST
Arduino Room Automation via Bluetooth http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Room-Automation-via-Bluetooth/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 05:57:04 PST
Mobile Sun-Seeking Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Sun-Seeking-Robot/
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 13:22:57 PST
TV Remote Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Light-Switch/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:03:31 PST
Motorized Evil Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Evil-Shield/
Motorized Evil Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/X7PQ/I24LVSGZ/FNHX7PQI24LVSGZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/X7PQ/I24LVSGZ/FNHX7PQI24LVSGZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNH/X7PQ/I24LVSGZ/FNHX7PQI24LVSGZ.SMALL.jpg robdavinci In this Instructable You'll learn how to build a Motorized Villain Shield so we can join forces against The Super Heroes and take over the world. This is a Motorized Shield made out of cardboard 1/8" thick, and controlled by a large continuous rotation servo motor. The circuit is a servo motor driv...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:36:01 PST
Elevator fart prank http://www.instructables.com/id/Elevator-alarm-prank/
Elevator fart prank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/SR4Y/I24M1567/F3ESR4YI24M1567.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/SR4Y/I24M1567/F3ESR4YI24M1567.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/SR4Y/I24M1567/F3ESR4YI24M1567.SMALL.jpg simsalapim In this tutorial you will learn to play a WAV file from an SD card using the LightBlue Bean.We will then use it to play sounds in an elevator as soon as it moves. What about the sound of wires snapping, or zombies waiting outside of the door? Or a fart sound? The elevator ceiling is the limit in thi...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:01:41 PST
Accordion Master - A python/arduino music synthesizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Accordion-Master-A-pythonarduino-music-synthesizer/
Accordion Master - A python/arduino music synthesizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/6C4G/I236WTT9/FOG6C4GI236WTT9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/6C4G/I236WTT9/FOG6C4GI236WTT9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/6C4G/I236WTT9/FOG6C4GI236WTT9.SMALL.jpg Aiyoku19 This project was created by a team of three student from the University of Pennsylvania at MHacks 2014 Detroit (A weekend Hackathon). The goal of this project is to create a music synthesizer that generates tones based on the user's gestures. So if you've ever wanted to create an electronic theremin...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 19:20:28 PST
Capacitive Sensor Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Sensor-Design/
Capacitive Sensor Design - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/N490/I236UN2Q/FXNN490I236UN2Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/N490/I236UN2Q/FXNN490I236UN2Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/N490/I236UN2Q/FXNN490I236UN2Q.SMALL.jpg ohneschuh Capacitive sensors are an elegant way to control an Arduino using the Capacitive Sensing Library. But the sensitivity and error tolerance depend strongly on the hardware (sensor) design. I found a design guideline here and tested different setups which mostly work well if the Arduino was powered by ...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 15:00:00 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm-1/
Arduino Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/KFHE/I24M0GQ7/FWDKFHEI24M0GQ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/KFHE/I24M0GQ7/FWDKFHEI24M0GQ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/KFHE/I24M0GQ7/FWDKFHEI24M0GQ7.SMALL.jpg airboy93 I have bought 2 joysticks from ebay and tried to think what can I do. Then I came up with idea to make a small robot arm. What I needed was:1x Arduino Nano3x MG996R servos (I used one Futaba, because I had only two MG996R and it was not necessary to have much torque for turning)1x Micro servo2x Two ...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 14:09:04 PST
Lifesize Poseable Animatronic Endoskeleton http://www.instructables.com/id/Lifesize-Poseable-Animatronic-Endoskeleton/
Lifesize Poseable Animatronic Endoskeleton - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/0X6I/I21RH5GS/FKH0X6II21RH5GS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/0X6I/I21RH5GS/FKH0X6II21RH5GS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/0X6I/I21RH5GS/FKH0X6II21RH5GS.SMALL.jpg robotoys General guidelines for assembling a full size endoskeleton featuring poseable limbs and animatronic head.What you'll need. Large Diameter PVC pipes Large Double Compression FittingSmaller Diameter PVC PipesSmaller Double Compression T FittingPlastic Waste BasketPlastic Tub4 Single PVC Compression F...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:56:50 PST
DIY Rechargeable Electronic Mosquito Repeller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rechargeable-Electronic-Mosquito-Repeller/
DIY Rechargeable Electronic Mosquito Repeller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/DGNB/I1XEXEYV/FSDDGNBI1XEXEYV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/DGNB/I1XEXEYV/FSDDGNBI1XEXEYV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/DGNB/I1XEXEYV/FSDDGNBI1XEXEYV.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim Hey everyone! In this Instructable I'll be showing you how to make your own rechargeable electronic mosquito repeller!An electronic mosquito repeller is quite handy, especially those living in hot and humid climates, where mosquitoes are very common. As it is compact and rechargeable (lasts 30+ hour...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 01:57:44 PST
USB Chameleon Lamp ( Color replicating ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Sensing-USB-Lamp/
USB Chameleon Lamp ( Color replicating ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/GPIK/I1VZ738O/FCSGPIKI1VZ738O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/GPIK/I1VZ738O/FCSGPIKI1VZ738O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/GPIK/I1VZ738O/FCSGPIKI1VZ738O.SMALL.jpg electro18 Another awesome way to use Your Own Color Sensor is a "Color Sensing and Replicating Lamp" or simply a Chameleon lamp. The chameleon lamp is a super-easy-to-build project which can be used as a night light or just as a decorative piece. This lamp features :1. A Custom Color Sensor 2. Personaliz...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:05:21 PDT
Color Recognition Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Recognition-Lock/
Color Recognition Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/90GW/I21R21AN/FJL90GWI21R21AN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/90GW/I21R21AN/FJL90GWI21R21AN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/90GW/I21R21AN/FJL90GWI21R21AN.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos There are a lot of ways that you can activate an electronic lock. You can use passwords, radio signals, or even voice commands. In this project, I am going to show you how to make a lock box that opens and closes based on color recognition. With a color recognition lock, anything can be a key. You c...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:24:15 PST
Eye-Glowing Robotic Skull http://www.instructables.com/id/Eye-Glowing-Robotic-Skull/
Eye-Glowing Robotic Skull - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/BM6U/I21QZLDD/FXLBM6UI21QZLDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/BM6U/I21QZLDD/FXLBM6UI21QZLDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/BM6U/I21QZLDD/FXLBM6UI21QZLDD.SMALL.jpg FabricateIO Is Halloween coming up? Has it already passed? Doesn't matter! Any time is the perfect time for your very own robotic human skull. When you finish this Instructable, you'll have a skull with articulating neck and jaw, and glowing movable eyes that can change color between red, green, and blue.Like t...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:56:28 PST
Animatronic Hocus Pocus Spellbook Prop http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Hocus-Pocus-Spellbook-Prop/
Animatronic Hocus Pocus Spellbook Prop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/F33J/I1YU7JA5/FLZF33JI1YU7JA5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/F33J/I1YU7JA5/FLZF33JI1YU7JA5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/F33J/I1YU7JA5/FLZF33JI1YU7JA5.SMALL.gif ImagineersApprentice This is my first Instructables, and a bit of an after thought. I'll do my best to document the process I took to create the book from Hocus Pocus and add more pictures. The biggest thing to remember while reading through this is that everything will need to be adjusted to fit depending on your set u...
By: ImagineersApprentice

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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:23:31 PST
Candy Monster Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Monster-Plant/
Candy Monster Plant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/NKO4/I1XEUKHL/FSVNKO4I1XEUKHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/NKO4/I1XEUKHL/FSVNKO4I1XEUKHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/NKO4/I1XEUKHL/FSVNKO4I1XEUKHL.SMALL.jpg kevinPlayTime This project came about from many different directions. One was that I want to try making something that was animatronic. Secondly, I was getting ready for Halloween and looking for something new to make for Halloween. Lastly, I thought that my potted Zombie hand need some company. Since the zombie ...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 15:29:06 PDT
Robot Mask with Neopixel Eyes, iPhone Mouth, and Voice Changer http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Mask-with-Neopixel-Eyes-iPhone-Mouth-and-Voi/
Robot Mask with Neopixel Eyes, iPhone Mouth, and Voice Changer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/MDMA/I1XEQFC5/F2SMDMAI1XEQFC5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/MDMA/I1XEQFC5/F2SMDMAI1XEQFC5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/MDMA/I1XEQFC5/F2SMDMAI1XEQFC5.SMALL.jpg melarky This year for Halloween we decided to make a robot mask for our oldest son. There are a few different electronic components that work together to make the final mask. We used neopixel rings and an arduino to control the eyes, an old iPhone worked as the mouth, and we took apart a cheap voice chang...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:28:41 PDT
Motion Triggered DSLR Remote System http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Triggered-DSLR-Remote-System/
Motion Triggered DSLR Remote System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/VXN4/I1XEQB0Y/F6AVXN4I1XEQB0Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/VXN4/I1XEQB0Y/F6AVXN4I1XEQB0Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/VXN4/I1XEQB0Y/F6AVXN4I1XEQB0Y.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Behold, a long range motion triggered DSLR remote system! Build a device that automatically takes photos of moving objects when you're not around. It's the perfect standalone wildlife photography setup.Hate Reading? Here's A Video: A Brief Layman's Explanation: The project is composed of two main un...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:10:39 PDT
Panoramic iPad Camera Spinner http://www.instructables.com/id/Panoramic-iPad-Camera-Spinner/
Panoramic iPad Camera Spinner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/V216/I1XENZH4/FO9V216I1XENZH4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/V216/I1XENZH4/FO9V216I1XENZH4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/V216/I1XENZH4/FO9V216I1XENZH4.SMALL.jpg Jazzmyn Using an old toy pottery wheel, an Arduino, and a couple of 3-D printed parts, I made a 360° iPad camera spinner. This project is cheaper than store-bought options and just as capable. There are two modes, one for continuous video and one for timed delay photos, all in one program. This project h...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 12:23:22 PDT
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-Version-20/
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SMALL.jpg deba168 One year ago, I began building my own solar system to provide power for my village house.Initially I made a LM317 based charge controller and an Energy meter for monitoring the system.Finally I made PWM charge controller.In April-2014 I posted my PWM solar charge controller designs on the web,it bec...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:35:43 PDT
"Easy" Made Railgun http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Made-Railgun/
"Easy" Made Railgun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/3TGK/I1TNLFCP/F6L3TGKI1TNLFCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/3TGK/I1TNLFCP/F6L3TGKI1TNLFCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/3TGK/I1TNLFCP/F6L3TGKI1TNLFCP.SMALL.jpg kzhang7 Claim : I do not take any responsibility for anything that happens. This is a project for people who have electricity knowledge background. Do not attempt this unless you have experience with high voltage.First of all, I would like to thanks my parent, my uncle Paul. I made my design easy and cheap ...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:24:18 PDT
Retro Tech Shades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Tech-Shades/
Retro Tech Shades - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/LEUQ/I1TNBPNE/FPALEUQI1TNBPNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/LEUQ/I1TNBPNE/FPALEUQI1TNBPNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPA/LEUQ/I1TNBPNE/FPALEUQI1TNBPNE.SMALL.jpg Aidan25 My friends John, Jared and I were challenged to design, prototype, and make a piece of wearable technology. We came up with a product, a pair of interactive wayfarers sunglasses. They have a photo-resistor right above the nose to detect the amount of light in the area. If it starts too get dark...
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:51:34 PDT
Led Star with Arduino and WS2811 Neopixels http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Star-with-Arduino-and-WS2811-Neopixels/
Led Star with Arduino and WS2811 Neopixels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/47ES/I1QYJ1NC/FLT47ESI1QYJ1NC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/47ES/I1QYJ1NC/FLT47ESI1QYJ1NC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/47ES/I1QYJ1NC/FLT47ESI1QYJ1NC.SMALL.jpg comaplix DescriptionThis little project makes a great ornament to hang in your window at Christmas time. It is a 20" wide star with 50 "neopixel" leds around the perimeter. Each led is individually addressable and it is controlled by an arduino device which can be programmed to sequence the leds in various...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:07:29 PDT
The Finger Drums http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Finger-Drums/
The Finger Drums - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/3KTE/I1NUSXX6/FZD3KTEI1NUSXX6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/3KTE/I1NUSXX6/FZD3KTEI1NUSXX6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/3KTE/I1NUSXX6/FZD3KTEI1NUSXX6.SMALL.jpg dt4art The finger drums are designed to be with visible, audible and touchable functions.It is an aesthetically artistic item connected with visual sounds on Arduino and Processing. Soohyun and I made this for a person who likes to play sounds or perform with a screen. This can be so easy to play. The func...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:26:16 PDT
Auto Fish Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Fish-Feeder/
Auto Fish Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/PQXP/I1NUZDI0/F4VPQXPI1NUZDI0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/PQXP/I1NUZDI0/F4VPQXPI1NUZDI0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/PQXP/I1NUZDI0/F4VPQXPI1NUZDI0.SMALL.jpg chienline How often do you ever forget to feed your fish?Well, for me I don't forget that much. I just couldn't go out town for a couple of days and also be ridiculous if I should bring my tank along.When I won a Sparkfun RedBoard from Sparkfun Analogy Contest, this was the first project that crossed my mind....
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 03:16:36 PDT