Instructables: exploring - technology - automation - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Mar 2017 02:10:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 Portable CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-CNC/
Portable CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/Q3TR/IVO4VKU7/FTNQ3TRIVO4VKU7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/Q3TR/IVO4VKU7/FTNQ3TRIVO4VKU7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/Q3TR/IVO4VKU7/FTNQ3TRIVO4VKU7.SMALL.jpg JoshuaF98 Para poder empezar tenemos que tener cada uno de los componentes marcados en la lista de materiales:4 Stepper NEMA 171 V-Slot 20x80mm (1500)1 V-Slot 20x40mm (1000)1 V-Slot 20x60mm (1000)1 Optional Z Axis - V-Slot™ 20x60mm28 Solid ...
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Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:35:59 PST
Home/Office Automation http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeOffice-Automation/
Home/Office Automation - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/CMCE/IYOQHFY7/FRWCMCEIYOQHFY7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/CMCE/IYOQHFY7/FRWCMCEIYOQHFY7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/CMCE/IYOQHFY7/FRWCMCEIYOQHFY7.SMALL.jpg SamMechatron This instructable offers a detailed description and implementation of using an Arduino for Home/Office Automation and Efficiency. This project is designed and intended to make life simpler, make things easier for the elderly and handicapped, and to save energy costs. The idea of an office automatio...
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Mon, 6 Feb 2017 03:25:18 PST
Get Siri to control your home http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-Siri-to-control-your-home/
Get Siri to control your home - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/A37H/IDED3SM3/FYSA37HIDED3SM3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/A37H/IDED3SM3/FYSA37HIDED3SM3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/A37H/IDED3SM3/FYSA37HIDED3SM3.SMALL.jpg oooseun I thought this was incredibly cool and decided to make an instructable so you could do it too. The basic idea of this instructable is to ask siri to turn off your light or multiple lights at the same time. The development environment is NodeJS (a 'flavour' of javascript), on an Intel Edison.Since it...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:04:06 PDT
Controlling the Position of an Actuator with an Analog Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-the-Position-of-an-Actuator-with-an-An/
Controlling the Position of an Actuator with an Analog Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/HEJU/IEMNH4W2/F3LHEJUIEMNH4W2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/HEJU/IEMNH4W2/F3LHEJUIEMNH4W2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/HEJU/IEMNH4W2/F3LHEJUIEMNH4W2.SMALL.jpg Progressive Automations In this Instructable, we will learn how to use an analog sensor to control the position of an actuator. In this example, we'll be using a potentiometer, but you can use any analog sensor. You could use a light sensor to move an actuator based on the position of the sun.We'll be using the following...
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:56:04 PDT
Automatic water tap using 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-water-tap-using-555-timer/
Automatic water tap using 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/OYY0/IB8J3WLG/FGDOYY0IB8J3WLG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/OYY0/IB8J3WLG/FGDOYY0IB8J3WLG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGD/OYY0/IB8J3WLG/FGDOYY0IB8J3WLG.SMALL.jpg jaspalsgnr This project is sensor based automatic water tap. The tap starts whenever anyone put his/her hand in front of sensor which is below the water tap.The Ir sensor is made using 555 timer, used as astable multivibrator, vibrating at around 38 KHz. and another 555 timer ic is used as monostable multivibr...
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:35:48 PDT
remote controlled robotic arm http://www.instructables.com/id/remote-controlled-robotic-arm/
remote controlled robotic arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/IPVH/IGJAREWN/FPKIPVHIGJAREWN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/IPVH/IGJAREWN/FPKIPVHIGJAREWN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/IPVH/IGJAREWN/FPKIPVHIGJAREWN.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is a guide to make a Remote controlled robotic arm (6DOF) or just to control some servos on something.You can use a normal IR TV remote to control the servos on a mechanical robotic arm. there is 17 buttons on the remote I used but I only used the 12 buttons on the bottom. 2 buttons for one se...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 08:06:44 PST
Ball and Plate Arduino PID Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Ball-and-Plate-Arduino-PID-Control/
Ball and Plate Arduino PID Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/2CP3/IJRFHLPU/F4S2CP3IJRFHLPU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/2CP3/IJRFHLPU/F4S2CP3IJRFHLPU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/2CP3/IJRFHLPU/F4S2CP3IJRFHLPU.SMALL.jpg DávidH334 This is my homemade Ball & Plate system. System consist of 2 digital servo motors (HS-422 ECO), microcontroller Arduino UNO, and 4 wire resistive touchscreen (7"). There are two PID controllers working separately for each axis. This system can move any ( heavier ) round element to any point of the s...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 16:45:03 PST
Raspberry Pi with 4 Relay Module ( for home automation ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-With-4-Relay-Module-for-Home-Automati/
Raspberry Pi with 4 Relay Module ( for home automation ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/PAYD/IQ6VJ8FY/FALPAYDIQ6VJ8FY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/PAYD/IQ6VJ8FY/FALPAYDIQ6VJ8FY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/PAYD/IQ6VJ8FY/FALPAYDIQ6VJ8FY.SMALL.jpg kasadawa Firstly we will connect the raspberry and the 4 array module and test it locally. The next step is to make a web app that will control our module . We will make it with apache server , php , javascript , jquery , bootstrap , bootstrap- switch buttons and some python . Everything is explained wi...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2016 11:31:25 PDT
DIY smart home doorbell for less than $40! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smart-Home-Doorbell-for-Less-Than-40/
DIY smart home doorbell for less than $40! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/QLXV/IYV9JOFE/FHSQLXVIYV9JOFE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/QLXV/IYV9JOFE/FHSQLXVIYV9JOFE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHS/QLXV/IYV9JOFE/FHSQLXVIYV9JOFE.SMALL.jpg Naran Smart doorbells are an amazing tool but still an expensive one (~$200)! Today in this Instructables, we propose to help you build your own smart home doorbell for less than $40. We will guide you through the basic core steps to build the doorbell with simple components and no need for coding or manu...
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Tue, 7 Feb 2017 18:15:55 PST
Jedi Force Gestures Based Home Automation (with Smartwatch) http://www.instructables.com/id/Jedi-Force-Gestures-Based-Home-Automation-with-Sma/
Jedi Force Gestures Based Home Automation (with Smartwatch) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/6TKW/IYNLMZ8Q/FEL6TKWIYNLMZ8Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/6TKW/IYNLMZ8Q/FEL6TKWIYNLMZ8Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/6TKW/IYNLMZ8Q/FEL6TKWIYNLMZ8Q.SMALL.jpg Imetomi I bet as a child you tried at least once if you can move objects with your thoughts and hand movements like a Jedi knight... Well, I tried but of course with no success. My followers probably know that I am a huge Star Wars fan, and the Star Wars universe or the SW Saga inspired a few projects that ...
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Thu, 2 Feb 2017 00:22:26 PST
HomeKit HomeBridge Siri Enabled Arduino ESP8266 NodeMCU Based PIR Motion Sensor for HomeKit Automation http://www.instructables.com/id/HomeKit-HomeBridge-Siri-Enabled-Arduino-ESP8266-No-1/
HomeKit HomeBridge Siri Enabled Arduino ESP8266 NodeMCU Based PIR Motion Sensor for HomeKit Automation - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/HQD7/IV0A7S4O/FTHHQD7IV0A7S4O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/HQD7/IV0A7S4O/FTHHQD7IV0A7S4O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/HQD7/IV0A7S4O/FTHHQD7IV0A7S4O.SMALL.jpg GalenW1 Build custom Motion Sensors for home automation via Siri / HomeKit / HomeBridge using NodeMCU/ESP8266/arduino microcontroller, and a HC-SR501 PIR Motion Sensor.I can put one of each of these in each room, and then use the iOs 'Eve' app to publish automatic HomeKit Automation rules and triggers. I.E....
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Wed, 2 Nov 2016 18:53:05 PDT
Arduino from Android over Bluetooth http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-from-Android-over-Bluetooth/
Arduino from Android over Bluetooth - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/CI9D/I6H7FA2P/FHDCI9DI6H7FA2P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/CI9D/I6H7FA2P/FHDCI9DI6H7FA2P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/CI9D/I6H7FA2P/FHDCI9DI6H7FA2P.SMALL.jpg braumeistersmith As my first instructable, I'd like to show how to connect to an arduino for I/O from an android device quickly and easily.For the following steps we'll need: An arduino compatible device An HC-05, HC-06 or similar bluetooth to serial module. Be sure to get one with the breakout board and the pin he...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 12:16:30 PST
Using Relay Boards to Control Linear Actuators http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-Relay-Boards-to-Control-Linear-Actuators/
Using Relay Boards to Control Linear Actuators - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/HJIQ/ICRXSCM3/FKGHJIQICRXSCM3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/HJIQ/ICRXSCM3/FKGHJIQICRXSCM3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/HJIQ/ICRXSCM3/FKGHJIQICRXSCM3.SMALL.jpg Progressive Automations In this Instructable, we'll be learning how to use the relay boards to control linear actuators. All of the relays act the same, the only difference is how many are on the board.Four relays can be combined with the MegaMoto control board to allow the board to control 2 actuators. The MegaMoto gives...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:24:54 PDT
Automation of Washing Machine using arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Automation-of-Washing-Machine-Using-Arduino/
Automation of Washing Machine using arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/37OS/IIDJFDNB/FFB37OSIIDJFDNB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/37OS/IIDJFDNB/FFB37OSIIDJFDNB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/37OS/IIDJFDNB/FFB37OSIIDJFDNB.SMALL.jpg sandilya.anisetty We are having a semi automatic washing machine. Timer switch and drain switch are spoiled. I tried to replace them but it costs more money. We stopped using it. Then I thought to remove the manual switches and make it automatic. Then I tried this using arduino and worked well with lesser cost. I pre...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 07:31:53 PST
Diy Smart Blind Stick Using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Blind-Stick/
Diy Smart Blind Stick Using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/DGWJ/IQ2KERG7/FUJDGWJIQ2KERG7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/DGWJ/IQ2KERG7/FUJDGWJIQ2KERG7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/DGWJ/IQ2KERG7/FUJDGWJIQ2KERG7.SMALL.jpg DIYmechanics Hi, friends.How are you?I hope you are fine!Today in this instructable we are going to make a smart blind stick for visually impaired persons.Have you noticed blind people?Their life is full of risk. They can't walk without the help of others.Their life always depends upon others. Let's make somethi...
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Sat, 2 Jul 2016 06:26:03 PDT
ESP8266 Home automation Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Home-Automation-Part-1/
ESP8266 Home automation Part 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/OW9F/ILSB0MOQ/F7ROW9FILSB0MOQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/OW9F/ILSB0MOQ/F7ROW9FILSB0MOQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/OW9F/ILSB0MOQ/F7ROW9FILSB0MOQ.SMALL.jpg klauson Everybody heard about Home automation. It's an interesting theme and many thought about making the home a bit smarter. In this instructable i show you my way to make your home smarter and some advice to realise it. I work with the popular ESP8266 Node-MCU v0.9 (ESP-12 Modul). It's not essential to w...
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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 07:49:13 PDT
Part 1 openHAB and Zwave - Getting Started http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-1-openHAB-and-Zwave-Getting-Started/
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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 12:57:54 PST
Automated Talking Skull http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Talking-Skull/
Automated Talking Skull - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/RFTB/I395R7VK/FKWRFTBI395R7VK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/RFTB/I395R7VK/FKWRFTBI395R7VK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKW/RFTB/I395R7VK/FKWRFTBI395R7VK.SMALL.jpg dathomar This instructable will show you how to add a moving jaw to a skull, pumpkin or other holiday prop. I used this one to make my 3 Axis Skull on my Cauldron Creep talk when a motion detector went off. This circuit does not require any programming to sync up with and audio source, but I will include som...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:56:25 PST
Home Automation with HomeGenie http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Automation-with-HomeGenie/
Home Automation with HomeGenie - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/ZAEH/HRKR3CUK/FZVZAEHHRKR3CUK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/ZAEH/HRKR3CUK/FZVZAEHHRKR3CUK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/ZAEH/HRKR3CUK/FZVZAEHHRKR3CUK.SMALL.jpg mrx23dot So you want to step up your home automation game? Look no further! A lot of us tried home automating by ad-hoc method, now here is a great open source system that gives reliable foundations for your next project.   HomeGenie gives you a web server for PC / Linux / Mac / Raspberry PI (7W!) / a...
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 05:57:38 PST
Arduino home automation, Automatic door opene http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-door-opener/
Arduino home automation, Automatic door opene - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/05VY/HRH0Y0IP/FA305VYHRH0Y0IP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/05VY/HRH0Y0IP/FA305VYHRH0Y0IP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/05VY/HRH0Y0IP/FA305VYHRH0Y0IP.SMALL.jpg Saral Tayal I had an idea to make a simple, and easy to use door opener with a geared motor a couple of years ago. At that time I did not have the knowledge to make a door opener. This winter break I felt optimistic and, gave it a shot. I am making this instructable, as simple ways to make this online, and al...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 23:42:45 PST
Automatic watering system with capacitive probe and Arduino on the cheap (and I mean it) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Watering-System-With-Capacitive-Probe-an/
Automatic watering system with capacitive probe and Arduino on the cheap (and I mean it) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/KRG7/IOABR4BT/FBHKRG7IOABR4BT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/KRG7/IOABR4BT/FBHKRG7IOABR4BT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/KRG7/IOABR4BT/FBHKRG7IOABR4BT.SMALL.jpg acolomitchi Disclaimer: I'm not an electronics engineer, so I cannot offer any warranty for the design (much less for your implementation). I only know the presented solution worked for me for at least about 5-6 months (so I can't even vouch for its reliability over longer periods). Also, take my hints on where...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 08:16:43 PDT
4-Wire Touch Screen Interfacing with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Wire-Touch-Screen-Interfacing-with-Arduino/
4-Wire Touch Screen Interfacing with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/C82Y/IADRJ4NN/FQ0C82YIADRJ4NN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/C82Y/IADRJ4NN/FQ0C82YIADRJ4NN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/C82Y/IADRJ4NN/FQ0C82YIADRJ4NN.SMALL.jpg Komal Manoj Thakur This tutorial shows How to interface 4-wire touch screen using Arduino. This tutorial is useful for all microcontrollers to know how to interface Reisistive TouchscreenResistive touchscreen displays are composed of multiple layers that are separated by thin spaces. Pressure applied to the surface of...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 08:55:47 PDT
Automated Plant Watering System http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Plant-Watering-System/
Automated Plant Watering System - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F04/3Z91/IRXTPPDH/F043Z91IRXTPPDH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F04/3Z91/IRXTPPDH/F043Z91IRXTPPDH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F04/3Z91/IRXTPPDH/F043Z91IRXTPPDH.SMALL.jpg rbates4 House Plant BabysitterGoing away from a while? Need something to babysit your house plants?This box will automatically deliver an adjustable volume of water to four plants (or less) every day, or once every "x" day (up to seven days). A micro controller handles the time tracking and 120AC switching ...
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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:36:46 PDT
No Pump Automatic Watering! http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Pump-Automatic-Watering/
No Pump Automatic Watering! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/F6WH/IRUMNBJA/FAPF6WHIRUMNBJA.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/F6WH/IRUMNBJA/FAPF6WHIRUMNBJA.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/NL32/IGJR2PJ9/FHLNL32IGJR2PJ9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/NL32/IGJR2PJ9/FHLNL32IGJR2PJ9.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F13/MRV1/IQ6UPA2T/F13MRV1IQ6UPA2T.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/Q7KB/IPYC7HLT/FUCQ7KBIPYC7HLT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/Q7KB/IPYC7HLT/FUCQ7KBIPYC7HLT.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/3SRB/ILCH8ZUX/FHU3SRBILCH8ZUX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHU/3SRB/ILCH8ZUX/FHU3SRBILCH8ZUX.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/QE2M/I7MY5EVQ/FGKQE2MI7MY5EVQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/QE2M/I7MY5EVQ/FGKQE2MI7MY5EVQ.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/RD4S/IPVF7R2Z/FQ3RD4SIPVF7R2Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/RD4S/IPVF7R2Z/FQ3RD4SIPVF7R2Z.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/9SDQ/IPSKB2B4/F4D9SDQIPSKB2B4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4D/9SDQ/IPSKB2B4/F4D9SDQIPSKB2B4.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/5CLW/HWVAUANU/FYU5CLWHWVAUANU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/5CLW/HWVAUANU/FYU5CLWHWVAUANU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/5CLW/HWVAUANU/FYU5CLWHWVAUANU.SMALL.jpg usb-e-kits **************** U P D A T E 14th FEBRUARY 2017 ****************I HAVE READY THE PCBS FOR THIS PROJECT. WITH THE READY PCBS YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO BUILD THIS PROJECT EASILY. i WILL ADD A STEP TO DEMONSTRATE THE BOARD SOON!***************************************************************************...
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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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/5QCA/IP76SBOV/FY25QCAIP76SBOV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/5QCA/IP76SBOV/FY25QCAIP76SBOV.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F18/06WK/HXRNOJLT/F1806WKHXRNOJLT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F18/06WK/HXRNOJLT/F1806WKHXRNOJLT.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/CP8F/IL5FZNZS/FMBCP8FIL5FZNZS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/CP8F/IL5FZNZS/FMBCP8FIL5FZNZS.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/GDPS/IBRRT7VM/FLTGDPSIBRRT7VM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/GDPS/IBRRT7VM/FLTGDPSIBRRT7VM.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/59WQ/IHP8WS9L/FDG59WQIHP8WS9L.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FDG/59WQ/IHP8WS9L/FDG59WQIHP8WS9L.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/LIKC/INI7ZPIW/F9BLIKCINI7ZPIW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/LIKC/INI7ZPIW/F9BLIKCINI7ZPIW.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/H0CY/GVRX4JDW/FXSH0CYGVRX4JDW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/H0CY/GVRX4JDW/FXSH0CYGVRX4JDW.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/B40D/I4RKS9DO/FG9B40DI4RKS9DO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/B40D/I4RKS9DO/FG9B40DI4RKS9DO.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/841Y/HYJ3WKTV/FFV841YHYJ3WKTV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/841Y/HYJ3WKTV/FFV841YHYJ3WKTV.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F54/IDPX/HKHOK4QC/F54IDPXHKHOK4QC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F54/IDPX/HKHOK4QC/F54IDPXHKHOK4QC.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/OZ84/IKVFSAMZ/FAIOZ84IKVFSAMZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/OZ84/IKVFSAMZ/FAIOZ84IKVFSAMZ.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/CCG0/IIXFDU0G/FKFCCG0IIXFDU0G.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/O1FH/IJN7FSOF/FQJO1FHIJN7FSOF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQJ/O1FH/IJN7FSOF/FQJO1FHIJN7FSOF.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/Y771/IJG015UD/FV5Y771IJG015UD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FV5/Y771/IJG015UD/FV5Y771IJG015UD.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/KZTE/HD2RLNML/FS6KZTEHD2RLNML.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/KZTE/HD2RLNML/FS6KZTEHD2RLNML.SQUARE.jpg https://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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F99/KPD4/IHKWGX18/F99KPD4IHKWGX18.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F99/KPD4/IHKWGX18/F99KPD4IHKWGX18.SQUARE.jpg https://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