Instructables: exploring - technology - automation - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:10:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 No Pump Automatic Watering! http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Pump-Automatic-Watering/
No Pump Automatic Watering! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/F6WH/IRUMNBJA/FAPF6WHIRUMNBJA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/F6WH/IRUMNBJA/FAPF6WHIRUMNBJA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/F6WH/IRUMNBJA/FAPF6WHIRUMNBJA.SMALL.jpg Sverd Industries In this instructable I'm going to show you how you can make your very own automatic plant watering system. The best part? This solution requires no pump!The benefit of using an automatic watering system is that you avoid having your plants start to dry out, and you also wont accidentally soak your p...
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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 08:11:25 PDT
IoT NFT Aquaponic System Controler with WebApp (Intel Edison & Node.js) http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-NFT-Aquaponic-System-Controler-with-WebApp-Int/
IoT NFT Aquaponic System Controler with WebApp (Intel Edison & Node.js) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/NL32/IGJR2PJ9/FHLNL32IGJR2PJ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/NL32/IGJR2PJ9/FHLNL32IGJR2PJ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/NL32/IGJR2PJ9/FHLNL32IGJR2PJ9.SMALL.jpg marjanovic_davor AquaponicsAquaponic combines Aquaculture (fish growing) with Hydroponics (plant cultivation in water). Fish excrete is broken down by bacteria to Nitrate which are absorbed by plants as nutrients, and plant roots act as a filter to clean the water for the fish. The water is circulating from fish tan...
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Wed, 4 Nov 2015 01:36:06 PST
Self-Powered Automatic Water Tap http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Powered-Automatic-Water-Tap/
Self-Powered Automatic Water Tap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SMALL.jpg taifur Recently, I made an automatic water tap which does not require any external power. It can power itself from a micro generator. I used a rechargeable Li-ion battery to store energy when water flows out from the tap. It can be manually controlled from a button. The treasure behind it is very simple. I...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2016 07:29:16 PDT
Bluetooth SmartRoom http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-SmartRoom/
Bluetooth SmartRoom - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/Q7KB/IPYC7HLT/FUCQ7KBIPYC7HLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/Q7KB/IPYC7HLT/FUCQ7KBIPYC7HLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/Q7KB/IPYC7HLT/FUCQ7KBIPYC7HLT.SMALL.jpg kumaran512 This project will guide to have 4 Channel Relays for 4 different AC loads which can be controlled via Smartphone using Bluetooth.This has the added features of:1. Saving power state when electricity interrupts.2. Can be controlled both from phone and local switches3. Fully software controlled (Unlik...
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:17:19 PDT
Connecting ESP8266-01 to Arduino UNO/ MEGA and BLYNK http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-ESP8266-01-to-Arduino-UNOMEGA-and-BLYNK/
Connecting ESP8266-01 to Arduino UNO/ MEGA and BLYNK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/3SRB/ILCH8ZUX/FHU3SRBILCH8ZUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/3SRB/ILCH8ZUX/FHU3SRBILCH8ZUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/3SRB/ILCH8ZUX/FHU3SRBILCH8ZUX.SMALL.jpg Amith MP This is a tutorial to show you how to flash a firmware to ESP8266-01 and connect to Blynk using an ESP8266 - 01 as an Arduino wifi shield.Hardware needed:*Arduino Uno/Mega*Jumper wires*USB A to USB B cable*ESP8266-01Software needed:For easy access, move or download the following software to the desk...
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Thu, 3 Mar 2016 09:45:15 PST
Arduino Tutorials (part two - 17 Tutorial Pack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Tutorials-part-two-17-Tutorial-Pack/
Arduino Tutorials (part two - 17 Tutorial Pack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/QE2M/I7MY5EVQ/FGKQE2MI7MY5EVQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/QE2M/I7MY5EVQ/FGKQE2MI7MY5EVQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/QE2M/I7MY5EVQ/FGKQE2MI7MY5EVQ.SMALL.jpg hypnotistas This is Arduino Tutorial Pack Part 2. The 1st part is available here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Tutorials-...The 3rd part is available here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Tutorials-...Unlike other tutorials here I won't give any background in theory how it works. It is orient...
By: hypnotistas

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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:38:20 PDT
ULTRA CHEEP HOME AUTOMATION UNDER $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/ULTRA-CHEEP-HOME-AUTOMATION-UNDER-5/
ULTRA CHEEP HOME AUTOMATION UNDER $5 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/RD4S/IPVF7R2Z/FQ3RD4SIPVF7R2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/RD4S/IPVF7R2Z/FQ3RD4SIPVF7R2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/RD4S/IPVF7R2Z/FQ3RD4SIPVF7R2Z.SMALL.jpg vina1991 Hello friendsToday I am back with another project called ultra cheep home automation under $5Home automation means you can control home applies more easily. You can control your fan lights exits’ with tip of your finger or allow them to work automaticallyThe project contains three different switchin...
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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:34:25 PDT
Home automation with arduino, buttons ,LCD ,EEPROM AND Smart Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Automation-With-Arduino-Buttons-LCD-EEPROM-AN/
Home automation with arduino, buttons ,LCD ,EEPROM AND Smart Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/9SDQ/IPSKB2B4/F4D9SDQIPSKB2B4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/9SDQ/IPSKB2B4/F4D9SDQIPSKB2B4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/9SDQ/IPSKB2B4/F4D9SDQIPSKB2B4.SMALL.jpg awaiskhawar Now we can control full home with smart Phone Hardware Required for home automation you can add different things i choose switching or relay In this project you will control switcher by mobile .if mobile is not present you can also operate with keypad I also add lcd in the project to see the the...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:33:41 PDT
3 floor elevator arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/3-floor-elevator-arduino/
3 floor elevator arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/5CLW/HWVAUANU/FYU5CLWHWVAUANU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/5CLW/HWVAUANU/FYU5CLWHWVAUANU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/5CLW/HWVAUANU/FYU5CLWHWVAUANU.SMALL.jpg usb-e-kits **************** U P D A T E 21st JUNE 2016 ****************After a lot of demands i decided to build a pcb for the elevator. I hope that i will have the first boards in about 2 months. I hope that i will help with this boards some people that aren't familliar with the world of electronics!*****...
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:31:29 PDT
Dual axis solar tracker with online energy monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Axis-300W-IOT-Solar-Tracker/
Dual axis solar tracker with online energy monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/5QCA/IP76SBOV/FY25QCAIP76SBOV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/5QCA/IP76SBOV/FY25QCAIP76SBOV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/5QCA/IP76SBOV/FY25QCAIP76SBOV.SMALL.jpg geo bruce This project was one of my final projects I did on my exchange studies in Finland.For this project I worked together with Fatbardh.This is a much larger and more advanced version of one of my first projects ever.Also a solar tracker: http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Solar-Tracker/ .The featur...
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Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:21:08 PDT
Custom Pool Controller - Arduino and Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Pool-Controller-Arduino-and-Raspberry-Pi-No/
Custom Pool Controller - Arduino and Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/06WK/HXRNOJLT/F1806WKHXRNOJLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/06WK/HXRNOJLT/F1806WKHXRNOJLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/06WK/HXRNOJLT/F1806WKHXRNOJLT.SMALL.jpg kenrumer We bought a home with a pool. The first couple of weeks we made several costly mistakes including using the heater to heat the entire pool over 90 degrees. I think we paid $250 for gas that month. We also accidentally drained the spa into the pool.The solar water heater did have an automation system...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:39:35 PDT
Super simple Raspberry Pi 433MHz home automation http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Raspberry-Pi-433MHz-Home-Automation/
Super simple Raspberry Pi 433MHz home automation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/CP8F/IL5FZNZS/FMBCP8FIL5FZNZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/CP8F/IL5FZNZS/FMBCP8FIL5FZNZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/CP8F/IL5FZNZS/FMBCP8FIL5FZNZS.SMALL.jpg george7378 This tutorial is one among many when it comes to using a Raspberry Pi to control wireless devices around the home. Like many others, it will show you how to use a cheap transmitter/receiver pair hooked up to your Pi to interact with devices operating on the commonly used 433MHz radio frequency band....
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Sun, 28 Feb 2016 04:57:00 PST
Arduino 2 Channel Relay http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-2-Channel-Relay/
Arduino 2 Channel Relay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/GDPS/IBRRT7VM/FLTGDPSIBRRT7VM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/GDPS/IBRRT7VM/FLTGDPSIBRRT7VM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/GDPS/IBRRT7VM/FLTGDPSIBRRT7VM.SMALL.jpg baelza.bubba This instructable is for connecting your Arduino to a 2 Channel relay module and using your sketch to control the switches.I bought the 2 Relay Module on eBay (for $9.50) to drive a couple of 240V parts (a vacuum cleaner and a rotary engraving tool) that I'm using with my CNC Etching mill (still und...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 04:06:31 PDT
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hack-Your-Hot-Girlfriends-Nightlight-With-Y/
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SMALL.jpg Ruben Marc Speybrouck Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) using arduino, blynk and a wemos / ESP8266 boardIn this tutorial we will be making something I call a wifi controlled ac switch. (But it also works for DC applications that are powered by a wall outlet) Basically we will ...
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Fri, 6 May 2016 05:02:40 PDT
Automatic Window Curtains http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Window-Curtains/
Automatic Window Curtains - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/59WQ/IHP8WS9L/FDG59WQIHP8WS9L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/59WQ/IHP8WS9L/FDG59WQIHP8WS9L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/59WQ/IHP8WS9L/FDG59WQIHP8WS9L.SMALL.jpg jordantallent Isnt' it a pain to have to actually get up off of the couch to close the curtains? Well I thought so, which led to this project, wireless, automatic curtains that can be controlled over bluetooth and can be set to open/close at a certain time or light level. Documented below is how I went about do...
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Wed, 2 Dec 2015 18:30:48 PST
Raspberry Pi Controlled Irrigation System http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Controlled-Irrigation-System/
Raspberry Pi Controlled Irrigation System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/LIKC/INI7ZPIW/F9BLIKCINI7ZPIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/LIKC/INI7ZPIW/F9BLIKCINI7ZPIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/LIKC/INI7ZPIW/F9BLIKCINI7ZPIW.SMALL.jpg Ben Finio Every spring my wife gets really ambitious and plants a big vegetable garden. As the summer drags on, ambition turns to laziness and unfortunately many of the plants die a slow, withering death from neglect due to lack of weeding and watering (except for the tomato plants, which grow like mutants in...
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:29:12 PDT
JARVIS Home Automation Control Center http://www.instructables.com/id/JARVIS-Home-Automation-Control-Center/
JARVIS Home Automation Control Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/H0CY/GVRX4JDW/FXSH0CYGVRX4JDW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/H0CY/GVRX4JDW/FXSH0CYGVRX4JDW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/H0CY/GVRX4JDW/FXSH0CYGVRX4JDW.SMALL.jpg Mydnight Maybe it's due to spending an inordinate amount of time watching shows like Star Trek or Minority Report, but I've always wanted to be able to control my surroundings via computer.  Recently I've had a lot more spare time than spare cash, so I've decided to implement my dream home on the cheap.  Thi...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 22:21:35 PST
Hueberry http://www.instructables.com/id/Hueberry/
Hueberry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/B40D/I4RKS9DO/FG9B40DI4RKS9DO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/B40D/I4RKS9DO/FG9B40DI4RKS9DO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/B40D/I4RKS9DO/FG9B40DI4RKS9DO.SMALL.jpg Gambizzle Quick intro... this is my 'Hueberry'. It will allow you to control Philips Hue lights using a Raspberry Pi.Conventionally one would control their Hue using either their computer or a mobile phone app. Personally I find these two options a bit 'nerdy' and also in my opinion they over-complicate a pro...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 02:03:32 PST
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) http://www.instructables.com/id/R-Pi-control-Android-iPhone-via-OSC/
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SMALL.jpg Greg0reo To start off this project I would like to explain how all this will work. We will be using a form of communication called OSC (Open Sound Control) and an app called "TouchOSC" which is available on the Google Play and Apple app store, along with pyOSC. What we will do is the following:- Create a sui...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:04:26 PDT
Arduino Voice recognition Via Bluetooth HC-05 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Voice-recognition-Via-Bluetooth-HC-05/
Arduino Voice recognition Via Bluetooth HC-05 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/841Y/HYJ3WKTV/FFV841YHYJ3WKTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/841Y/HYJ3WKTV/FFV841YHYJ3WKTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/841Y/HYJ3WKTV/FFV841YHYJ3WKTV.SMALL.jpg gagan8619 It's really easy and quick to add voice control to your arduino project. Whether it is home automation or door lock, or robots, voice control could be one eye catching feature in an arduino project. In this tutorial I"ll show you how to voice control arduino projects without voice recognition shield...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 08:34:42 PDT
Arduino-Android LED control Using Ethernet Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Android-LED-control-Using-Ethernet-Shield/
Arduino-Android LED control Using Ethernet Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/IDPX/HKHOK4QC/F54IDPXHKHOK4QC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/IDPX/HKHOK4QC/F54IDPXHKHOK4QC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F54/IDPX/HKHOK4QC/F54IDPXHKHOK4QC.SMALL.jpg vgamueda Things you need: hardware :   Arduino Uno   Ethernet Shield   LED 2 pcs.   Resistors 2pcs.   Breadboard(optional)   wires(copper,ethernet cable)   Router    connect    LED 1 -- pin 6 to ground   LED 2 -- pin 7 to ground software:     Eclipse IDE   Arduino IDE 1.x.x Program your Arduino // ...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 10:27:18 PDT
Arduino IOT automation with ESP8266 http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-IOT-Automation-With-ESP8266/
Arduino IOT automation with ESP8266 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/OZ84/IKVFSAMZ/FAIOZ84IKVFSAMZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/OZ84/IKVFSAMZ/FAIOZ84IKVFSAMZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/OZ84/IKVFSAMZ/FAIOZ84IKVFSAMZ.SMALL.jpg abhiV4 This is a IoT automation project. not like others which only fetch the sensor data to the internet. i used there technique to control the devices by reading to that web api using wifi module esp8266. with this technique we can monitor , control the devices from anywhere in the world. today i,m cont...
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Sat, 20 Feb 2016 11:03:56 PST
CNC FROM SCRAP http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-FROM-SCRAP/
CNC FROM SCRAP - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SMALL.jpg zainm2 "DO IGNORE SOME SPELLING MISTAKES IF YOU SEE ANY "FOR MORE DETAILS DO CONTACT ME HERE ZAIN. Any one can create a CNC it easy and the possibility of changing it to a different machine are tremendous, by this I mean that you can change the machines tool to perform a different task for example LASER CU...
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Sun, 3 Jan 2016 09:12:49 PST
ARDUINO By Myself Mini-CNC (Plotter) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-by-Myself-Mini-CNC-Plotter/
ARDUINO By Myself Mini-CNC (Plotter) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/O1FH/IJN7FSOF/FQJO1FHIJN7FSOF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/O1FH/IJN7FSOF/FQJO1FHIJN7FSOF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/O1FH/IJN7FSOF/FQJO1FHIJN7FSOF.SMALL.jpg BIGDOG1971 Arduino Mini-CNC machine (working as a Plotter)Basic Operation and System Description:In This project I will guide you on how to easily build your own Mini-CNC machine and with a low cost (using arduino and scraped old DVD/CD drivers). I decided to write this detailed tutorial in order to help you d...
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Thu, 21 Jan 2016 10:15:52 PST
Multifunction Box Automation http://www.instructables.com/id/Multifunction-Box-Automation/
Multifunction Box Automation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/Y771/IJG015UD/FV5Y771IJG015UD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/Y771/IJG015UD/FV5Y771IJG015UD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/Y771/IJG015UD/FV5Y771IJG015UD.SMALL.jpg faziefazie I like to work on smaller project with electronics, and I always want to have my own workshop, but my parents won’t give up the storage room in the attic to be my workshop. So most of my work happens in my bedroom, and usually I worked on my electronics project on the floor. I also didn’t have a pro...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 05:27:54 PST
Dual H-Bridge - L298 Breakout Board - Homemade http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-H-Bridge-L298-Breakout-Board-Homemade/
Dual H-Bridge - L298 Breakout Board - Homemade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/KZTE/HD2RLNML/FS6KZTEHD2RLNML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/KZTE/HD2RLNML/FS6KZTEHD2RLNML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/KZTE/HD2RLNML/FS6KZTEHD2RLNML.SMALL.jpg BIGDOG1971 This is my homemade Dual H-Bridge using the IC L298N. For control DC motors or step Motors ao other purposes just like you need. Others projects: http://www.instructables.com/id/LINUSBot-Line-Follower-Robot/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Principles/ http://www.instructables.com/id/PINGBot...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 15:05:41 PST
Blind Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Blind-Opener/
Blind Opener - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/KPD4/IHKWGX18/F99KPD4IHKWGX18.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/KPD4/IHKWGX18/F99KPD4IHKWGX18.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/KPD4/IHKWGX18/F99KPD4IHKWGX18.SMALL.jpg ThomasVDD Have you ever thought to yourself: I get so tired of opening and closing the blinds myself; if only I could do this with a remote? Me neither, but it would be cool if I could!In this instructable, I'll show you how to make a remote controlled blind opener. It works with nearly any type of curtain sy...
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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 07:18:47 PST
Simple Garden Automation With An Open Hardware Stack http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Garden-Automation-With-An-Open-Hardware-Sta/
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:22:54 PDT
Arduino Home Automation (Bluetooth) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Home-Automation-Bluetooth/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:11:54 PDT
Security System and Access Control with Arduino and RFID http://www.instructables.com/id/Security-System-and-Access-Control-with-Arduino-an/
Security System and Access Control with Arduino and RFID - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/EJ4X/HHMI59BJ/F0CEJ4XHHMI59BJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/EJ4X/HHMI59BJ/F0CEJ4XHHMI59BJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/EJ4X/HHMI59BJ/F0CEJ4XHHMI59BJ.SMALL.jpg BIGDOG1971 Security System and Access Control with Arduino and RFID This project is an evolotuin of my first project called "Arduino - Security System and Access Control" As you can see at the blog http://arduinobymyself.blogspot.com.br/2012/03/arduino-sistema-de-seguranca-controle.html (sorry but this proje...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 10:53:03 PDT
DIY solar panel roll up shutter (solar curtain, tapparella solare) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-solar-panel-roll-up-shutter/
DIY solar panel roll up shutter (solar curtain, tapparella solare) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/P5X8/IEFZSHLZ/FQWP5X8IEFZSHLZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/P5X8/IEFZSHLZ/FQWP5X8IEFZSHLZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/P5X8/IEFZSHLZ/FQWP5X8IEFZSHLZ.SMALL.jpg SimoneR2 ENGLISH:If your solar hot water system in summer get's too hot, then this will be a good project for you. I decided to make this project because in summer whenever the water gets too hot the relief valve opens which wastes a lot of water. There are many solutions for this problem like an external ra...
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:15:52 PDT
Home Automation with a Smartphone (TV, Arduino, Light, Security, Projector, DVD Player...) http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Control-with-a-Smartphone-TV-Arduino-Light-Se/
Home Automation with a Smartphone (TV, Arduino, Light, Security, Projector, DVD Player...) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/7KDR/IE7J5Q0L/FHC7KDRIE7J5Q0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/7KDR/IE7J5Q0L/FHC7KDRIE7J5Q0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/7KDR/IE7J5Q0L/FHC7KDRIE7J5Q0L.SMALL.jpg Imetomi These days the home automation devices and the home controlling systems are very popular. Even in the community of DIY-ers. So decided to make my own home control device using Arduino. The device can be controlled with a cellphone, and here I used a very odd/wierd mode to transmit the commands from ...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:27:46 PDT
DIY Smart Home Automation using Android http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smart-Home-Automation/
DIY Smart Home Automation using Android - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/9X2E/HQBE5NRG/F3N9X2EHQBE5NRG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/9X2E/HQBE5NRG/F3N9X2EHQBE5NRG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/9X2E/HQBE5NRG/F3N9X2EHQBE5NRG.SMALL.jpg abhishek7xavier Smart Home Automation let the user to control the home from his or her phone and assign actions that should happen depending on time or other sensor readings such as light, temperature or sound from any device in the Home Automation network. WHAT CAN HOME AUTOMATION DO? Increase your independe...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:45:27 PST
Control electronics by sliding your phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-electronics-by-moving-your-phone/
Control electronics by sliding your phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/QZN3/ID0PU79H/FLVQZN3ID0PU79H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/QZN3/ID0PU79H/FLVQZN3ID0PU79H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/QZN3/ID0PU79H/FLVQZN3ID0PU79H.SMALL.jpg Tanishq Jaiswal This instructable will take you to through the fun when power of RF, android smartphone and arduino are combined.To adjust the brightness of your table lamp/lights in studio if you are a photographer, speed of ceiling fan, adjust the volume of your home theater, or to control the speed of motor, you...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:36:39 PDT
DIY Smart Power Sockets http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-alternative-to-commercial-smart-power-sockets/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:52:33 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Home Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT-Home-/
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Home Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SMALL.jpg LightBug This is tutorial four of the series where I take electronic devices which you normal control using an Arduino, to the internet using a Spark Core. After talking about the basics it time to raise the level a little bit and start taking everyday electronics to the internet.In this tutorial I'm going t...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:27:29 PDT
3d Print from ANYWHERE http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-Print-from-ANYWHERE/
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:59:59 PDT
DIY Hacking your own Home Automation System http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hacking-your-own-Home-Automation-System/
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 14:08:42 PDT
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 UPDATE 9-2-15: I released a batch of test results that show my rationale for while infill design is the best!*What is TestrBot? 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...
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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/
Robot Foam Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/82D2/I81GK0D4/FY082D2I81GK0D4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/82D2/I81GK0D4/FY082D2I81GK0D4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/82D2/I81GK0D4/FY082D2I81GK0D4.SMALL.jpg jgschmidt In the course of making stuff for myself and my customers, I frequently perform tedious tasks that could be automated. One of these is cutting foam sheets from a large roll. In the picture you see the roll of foam I start with and the desired end result, which is a stack of 12" by 71/4" pieces of fo...
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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