Instructables: exploring - technology - automation - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 25 May 2015 04:48:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 Use RPi, Azure, and Cortana to Automate your Home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-RPi-Azure-and-Cortana-to-Automate-your-Home/
Use RPi, Azure, and Cortana to Automate your Home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/JHTC/I9Q824CE/FBVJHTCI9Q824CE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/JHTC/I9Q824CE/FBVJHTCI9Q824CE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/JHTC/I9Q824CE/FBVJHTCI9Q824CE.SMALL.jpg jckelley IntroductionThere is new technology all around us and only more coming every day. Our micro controllers are getting faster, are phones getting smarter, and the cloud is becoming stronger. With all this new technology everyone is asking themselves: How can I utilize it all? Well, today we will do jus...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 03:44:00 PDT
Rocket Propellant Characterization, C++ Excel Automation, Boost Property Tree and the TC Logger http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-Propellant-Categorization-C-Excel-Automatio/
Rocket Propellant Characterization, C++ Excel Automation, Boost Property Tree and the TC Logger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/RU5C/I9LZDXLF/FNWRU5CI9LZDXLF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/RU5C/I9LZDXLF/FNWRU5CI9LZDXLF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/RU5C/I9LZDXLF/FNWRU5CI9LZDXLF.SMALL.jpg als_liahona Yes, all of that in one Instructable... Sort of. Covering the science and processes behind rocket propellant characterization would take more than one Instructable. And perhaps in the future I will release a few more Instructables showing the how-to of building a test stand, building rocket mo...
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Wed, 13 May 2015 07:02:59 PDT
Smart Tweeting Coffee Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Tweeting-Coffee-Maker/
Smart Tweeting Coffee Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/7VMX/I9L6L6ZK/F8H7VMXI9L6L6ZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/7VMX/I9L6L6ZK/F8H7VMXI9L6L6ZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/7VMX/I9L6L6ZK/F8H7VMXI9L6L6ZK.SMALL.jpg trummerjo Do you hate people sometimes? Or are you lazy as hell? Or are you too impatient to wait till your coffee is ready? We are! We don'€™t like stupid small talks with stupid people in the kitchen. We try to avoid unnecessary walks and we don't want to spend our precious time on waiting. That'€™s why we ...
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Tue, 12 May 2015 14:54:51 PDT
Control relays with a custom Android app!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-relays-with-a-custom-Android-app/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:48:10 PDT
Motion Activated Gun Turret http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-Gun-Turret/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:14:04 PDT
Remote Controlled Home Appliances http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Controlled-Home-Appliances/
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Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:32:24 PDT
Home Automation/Security Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-AutomationSecurity-Prototype/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:16:09 PDT
Add Simple Bluetooth to Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Simple-Bluetooth-to-Arduino/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:31:33 PDT
TestrBot: The $300 Universal Test Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/TestrBot-The-300-Universal-Test-Machine/
TestrBot: The $300 Universal Test Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/7D2C/I8EBI735/FKB7D2CI8EBI735.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/7D2C/I8EBI735/FKB7D2CI8EBI735.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/7D2C/I8EBI735/FKB7D2CI8EBI735.SMALL.jpg MechEngineerMike *What is TestrBot? (See Video in Final Step) TestrBot is a $300 Universal Test Machine (UTM) and can be used to perform any type of static or dynamic testing in tension or compression up to 200 lbs. It was designed to allow me to run an array of physical tests on 3D printed specimens. 3D printing is...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 23:23:42 PDT
Haptic Distance Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Distance-Sensor/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:07:46 PDT
Robot Foam Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Foam-Cutter/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 06:24:11 PDT
Emergency Lighting System http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Lighting-System/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:29:13 PDT
Home Energy Conservation and Automation with Z-Wave and Android http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Energy-Conservation-and-Automation-with-Z-Wav/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:54:30 PDT
Remote-controlled Arduino Mood Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-controlled-Arduino-Mood-Lighting/
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:00:33 PDT
LED Lamp With Sleep Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Lamp-With-Sleep-Timer/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:06:20 PDT
Smart Home Automation with Android + Ethernet Internet + Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Home-Automation-with-Android-Ethernet-Intern/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:24:13 PST
RFID Access Control System http://www.instructables.com/id/RFID-Access-Control-System/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 22:50:37 PST
Blinds' Eye http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinds-Eye/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:35:06 PST
Transformation of old printer to automated stamping machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Transformation-of-old-printer-to-automated-stampin/
Transformation of old printer to automated stamping machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/W5H2/I1RHB1QP/F97W5H2I1RHB1QP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/W5H2/I1RHB1QP/F97W5H2I1RHB1QP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/W5H2/I1RHB1QP/F97W5H2I1RHB1QP.SMALL.jpg tshinde This is the best transformation which I had done ever, I found an old printer which is out of work in my storage room and I thought to make some transformation with it and guys look it is in front of you I am happy to share this with you guys................. :-)Progressive automation in industry o...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 05:05:11 PDT
Pizza Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Button/
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:42:42 PDT
Motion Controlled Ultrasonic Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Controlled-Ultrasonic-Lamp/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:19:14 PDT
Infrared Smart Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Infrared-Smart-Outlet/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:06:46 PDT
Introduction to MEL Scripting in Maya: 3D Fractals http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-MEL-Scripting-in-Maya-3D-Fractals/
Introduction to MEL Scripting in Maya: 3D Fractals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5WUT/HYZX91NB/FFC5WUTHYZX91NB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5WUT/HYZX91NB/FFC5WUTHYZX91NB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5WUT/HYZX91NB/FFC5WUTHYZX91NB.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali Maya is a very powerful tool for creating 3D animations and motion graphics. You can model, texture, light, animate, and render within the same environment. Maya's visual interface is powerful and deep. It allows people to build very complex scenes and animations. But sometimes, using Maya's visual ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:11:50 PDT
DIY Android Home Automation Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Android-Home-Automation-Box/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 08:47:24 PDT
ARDUINO WIRELESS HOME SECURITY SYSTEM http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-WIRELESS-HOME-SECURITY-SYSTEM/
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 03:26:36 PDT
Home automation system using Arduino and SIM900 GSM module http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-automation-system-using-Arduino-and-SIM900-GS/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 06:25:21 PDT
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PIR-Motion-Sensor/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:20 PDT
JARVIS type voice commands on a Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/JARVIS-type-voice-commands-on-a-Mac/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:38:49 PDT
Turn on and off your things with a laser! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-on-and-off-your-things-with-a-laser/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:12:33 PDT
Smart Desk For Home Automation http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Desk-For-Home-Automation/
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Sun, 26 Jan 2014 09:04:43 PST
Industrial Arduino! Low cost industrial pick and place machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Arduino-Low-cost-industrial-pick-and-pl/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/DK5O/HQ1E05Y7/FEADK5OHQ1E05Y7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/DK5O/HQ1E05Y7/FEADK5OHQ1E05Y7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/DK5O/HQ1E05Y7/FEADK5OHQ1E05Y7.SMALL.jpg GeekSheek I have wanted to join this community for ages, so now the time has come. And i wanted to share this with you all. So this is my first time, be gentle.......  I have always debated wether you could use an Arduino for industrial use...... And well i think i may have answered that question.  How the ...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:20:24 PST
Lunch Decider Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Lunch-Decider-Wheel/
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:09:25 PST
Make a Staples Easy Button (tm) Control your computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Staples-Easy-Button-tm-Control-your-compu/
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Thu, 1 Nov 2012 17:47:59 PDT
Arduino Controllable Lightswitch http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controllable-Lightswitch/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/U0NH/HMEXSRPY/FSLU0NHHMEXSRPY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/U0NH/HMEXSRPY/FSLU0NHHMEXSRPY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSL/U0NH/HMEXSRPY/FSLU0NHHMEXSRPY.SMALL.jpg pborges475 Please see version 2 on my personal blog!  http://echotwek.com/wp/2014/03/20/arduino-controlled-light-switch-v2/ When starting my quest for an automated household I learned a few things. Off the shelve solutions are expensive, DIY solutions are typically ugly. and since i cant change the first th...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:53:26 PDT
Smart Home Automation with Voice command http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Home-Automation-with-Voice-command/
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 06:25:48 PDT
iPhone Garage Door Opener (Updated!) http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Garage-Door-Opener/
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Tue, 28 May 2013 09:21:00 PDT
Shut Down Your Computer With A Cell Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Remotely-Shut-Down-Your-Computer-With-A-Cell-Phone/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2008 11:07:27 PDT
Remote control via GPRS/GSM SMS(Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-the-relays-via-GPRS-SMS/
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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:36:09 PST
Control lights in your house with your computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-lights-in-your-house-with-your-computer/
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Fri, 5 Oct 2007 15:27:19 PDT
Arduino controlled automated blinds with Web UI http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-automated-blinds-with-Web-UI/
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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:54:57 PDT
Arduino-Controlled Robotic Drum http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Robotic-Drum/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:23:01 PDT
Room Visitor Counter with Relay Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Room-Visitor-Counter-with-Relay-Control/
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Sat, 15 Sep 2012 01:32:57 PDT
Home automation server with router http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-automation-server-with-router/
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Sun, 7 Nov 2010 07:38:31 PST
A watering controller that can be home networked http://www.instructables.com/id/A-watering-controller-that-can-be-home-networked/
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Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:26:51 PDT
A Remotely Programable Relay Controller (Christmas Lights or Home Automation Controller) http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Remotely-Programable-Relay-Controller-Christmas/
A Remotely Programable Relay Controller (Christmas Lights or Home Automation Controller) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/PMQQ/GDH50M0C/FN8PMQQGDH50M0C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/PMQQ/GDH50M0C/FN8PMQQGDH50M0C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/PMQQ/GDH50M0C/FN8PMQQGDH50M0C.SMALL.jpg drj113 What was that?  A Whats-a-Maja-Thimagig? Yep - One of those!  This Instructable extends my Arduino Ethernet controller to control a set of up to 6 relays, but that's not the neat bit.  The neat bit is that there is a web based state machine in the AtMega chip so that the relays will operate in wha...
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Thu, 2 Sep 2010 20:06:29 PDT
The Most Useful Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Useful-Machine/
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 23:05:41 PDT