Instructables: exploring - technology - ball Mon, 25 May 2015 23:26:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Bento Ball
Bento Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> rwinscot Bento (弁当 bentō) is a single-portion takeout or home-packed meal common in Japanese cuisine. Sometimes served in a box, with a fox, or kangaroo.Containers range from mass produced (disposable) to hand crafted lacquerware. Somewhere in the middle there are 3D printed ones to be had.What goes inside.....
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 22:44:49 PDT
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> Afritlabs What is an IcosaLEDron? It's a programmable, rechargeable 20 sided "ball" with a RGB LED on each face. Inside is a custom PCB equipped with the Atmega328p that is Arduino compatible allowing for easy programming of different effects. With twenty WS2812B LEDs (also known as Neopixels) positioned equa...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Digital Disco Ball
Digital Disco Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> ColinW4 **Please note that I am still fine tuning this tutorial, and trying to add some more detail.This is a project I created for a class. We were required to design an object for a particular space. The object had to exhibit some kind of memory which affected the behavior of the people in that space. Dur...
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 02:16:29 PST
Glow in the Dark LED Ping Pong Ball
Glow in the Dark LED Ping Pong Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> Khuttner Create a glow in the dark LED ping pong ball with several simple steps. Materials You will need the following materials:Ping Pong BallLED (5mm or 10 mm)3V BatteryTapeLow Temp Glue GunRazor Preparing the LED LEDs have a positive and negative wire. You will need to put the battery between the w...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:13:13 PDT
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table
Interactive LED Beer Pong Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> Regax Create your own Interactive LED Beer Pong Table! This instructable will guide you through all of the steps to in order to create a one-of-a-kind beer pong table complete with cup detecting RGB pods, automatic ball washers, a 32x12 ping pong ball LED grid, side LED rings for spectators and an RF int...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:30:41 PDT
ball following robo
ball following robo - More DIY How To Projects]]> prateek0927 This is a wearable gesture interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information through the use of natural hand gestures to interact with that information.   REQUIREMENTS: 1. you need this thing prior than making this project    i. MATLAB (please install before you begin )  ...
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 03:07:51 PDT
RGB Lantern
RGB Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> sammydogjj A quick, easy, and fun color changing with multiple modes RGB lantern. Gather Materials -9v battery clip-Resistor for your RGB led-RGB led (mine had 3 prongs)-Momentary switch-Housing (I used a mason jar and it looks nice) Wiring Diagram And Schematic null Begin Assembly -Make a hole for y...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 05:54:36 PST
Simple Tennis Ball Speaker
Simple Tennis Ball Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> rsmig_15 I had a lot of free time on my hands so I made this simple 5 minute tennis ball speaker Gather Stuff You need -a normal tennis ball-a small speaker( I found mine at Walgreens)-a razor Cut The Tennis Ball Take the razor and cut the tennis ball. Try to spear the razor back and forth into the ...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:03:24 PST
Fireballs That You Can Hold
Fireballs That You Can Hold - More DIY How To Projects]]> Spyguy720 This experiemeant is very simple. First you must find some 100 percent cotton (T-shirts are normally made of cotton) some lighter fluid and a lighter Cut the cotton material into long strips Tie the strips into knots unitl you can't tie it anymore and then cut the ends off put a small am...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 17:28:23 PST
Das Blinken Bonken! An arduino ball throwing game platform.
Das Blinken Bonken! An arduino ball throwing game platform. - More DIY How To Projects]]> zippy314 This is a fun and pretty easy project that I built as a Christmas present for my son who loves throwing things. Watch the video to see what it can do. It's built out of a regular Arduino UNO, pressure sensors made from velostat, and RGB LED strip, and 7 segment LED display. Source code for the gam...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 06:19:52 PST
Adafruit Flora Disco Ball Mitten Rave Gloves
Adafruit Flora Disco Ball Mitten Rave Gloves - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Party On! With the lights on and where we can see your hands, Mister... Here is a quick build on a light up gloves which was an after dinner project to squeeze one in before the contest deadlines.  The concept is here for anyone to improve upon. The light up gloves use an Adafruit Flora arduino va...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:42:15 PST
The Tweetball: A Christmas Ornament Ball that shows your friends' twitter wishes
The Tweetball: A Christmas Ornament Ball that shows your friends' twitter wishes - More DIY How To Projects]]> Gelotology If you ever wanted to hang your friends' twitter wishes in a tree, here's your chance. This Christmas ornament ball will use Twitter's API to grab tweets with a certain hashtag, username or keyword and display them. All you need is a WiFi module, an arduino, an LCD display some cable and you're read...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 08:45:39 PST
How to make an animation on Adobe Flash
How to make an animation on Adobe Flash - More DIY How To Projects]]> frostie2697 This instructable will tell you how to make a basic animation on Adobe Flash. This will help you make satisfying, funny, and really cool animations. Hope this helps you make really awesome animations. :) Make an object/character You can make an object or character that you would like to animate b...
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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 07:39:15 PST
DIY Skee Ball Machine
DIY Skee Ball Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> fungus amungus The skee ball machine is a wonderful thing. The simple experience of rolling a ball into a target is so freakishly satisfying that I used to play as much as I could as a kid at the local amusement park/mini-golf course. The sound of the rolling ball on the ramp, the pop as it launched in the air, an...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 10:11:49 PDT
3D Printed Modular Ball-and-Socket Joints
3D Printed Modular Ball-and-Socket Joints - More DIY How To Projects]]> fozzy13 During my stay as an Artist in Residence at Instructables I was able to witness firsthand how awesome 3D printing can be.  I was surprised how exciting it was, because I had never used any 3D design programs or seen a 3D printer in action.  There's a certain thrill about pulling your creation out of...
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 23:09:19 PDT
Ball Mill with parts from a Printer: 3 approcahes bubal This ball mill is made with parts from an inkjet printer. I make three approaches. 1. Radial 2. Axial 3. Eccentric
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:42:30 PDT
LED Pong
LED Pong - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chip Fixes Quick Overview: I call this "LED Pong". I built it from scratch and I based the design on a 1-meter strip of individually addressable LEDs and an Arduino Uno. Pong was one of the first video arcade games ever made. It was released by Atari in 1972 and if you are unfamiliar with it, this video ...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 18:04:18 PDT
How to cut a golf ball in half? We did it at TechShop. John_TS_DTW Background:      One may ask, "Why would ask why would someone want to cut the golf ball in half?"   In basic science, the final application is often of secondary importance.  The question here is how can it be done? Problems:       I made a fixture to hold the golf ball so I could drill holes to ...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 20:41:24 PDT
Self-Contained 7x7x7 LED Cube
Self-Contained 7x7x7 LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> lopuz3 LED cubes are true 3D displays that work by lighting up points in a 3D lattice of LEDs. On the 3D display you can produce some truly mesmerizing animations.  This Instructable will walk you through creating an LED cube for yourself that is completely self-contained and powered by an Arduino Mega.  ...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 00:29:00 PDT
Solar Tree Lights
Solar Tree Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> MidnightMaker This Instructable shows how to turn solar powered pathway lights into solar powered tree lights. It's not always convenient or safe to to run AC extension cords all over the garden to power lighted decorations. Solar powered lights carry their own power source with them and can be hung anywhere they...
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:38:56 PDT
INCREASE LIGHT by SQUEEZING LEDs with a FRESNEL - More DIY How To Projects]]> iceng Some time back someone asked  me, I just want to find some way to make an RGB bulb spot light as tight a beam as possible for my Disco ball ? Here is a BIG 10mm Bulb LED being Squeezed into a tight beam by lens to just a spot 10 feet away. What is a Fresnel Lens Maybe first .....  what is ...
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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:12:26 PDT
Ball Bearing Modeling
Ball Bearing Modeling - More DIY How To Projects]]> Velowce Ball Bearings are very useful for things that must be supported and spin at the same time. This tutorial gives a how-to on making a ball bearing in Blender 2.6. First Circle Blender is a free, powerful, 3D modeling program. If you have not already downloaded and installed it, do so. Open blender...
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:50:21 PDT
Drawing A Eye Ball Flower monster
Drawing A Eye Ball Flower monster - More DIY How To Projects]]> sircaptaintigerotter Using Auto Desk Sketch Book pro version 5, I was able to create a simple eye ball flower monster. Using techniques that I have learned from my own experience and watching others, i will be teaching you my process of making the eyeball monster. things to have are either a tablet with auto desk on it ...
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Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:16:27 PDT
low-cost flickering glow ball arthurdent This is a low cost, easy to make glowing ball. It is made from a 3 for a dollar electronic candle and a plastic shell I got from a 50 cent vending machine. To make it I took apart one of the candles and soldered the LED from it to the LED from an unaltered electronic candle. The shell I spray painte...
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 18:19:50 PDT
Arduino controlled Ping Pong Balls Launcher
Arduino controlled Ping Pong Balls Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> XicoMBD Hi everyone! This is a ping pong balls launcher designed to be controlled by an arduino. It uses a servo to dispense the balls and two motors with wheels to give speed and shoot them. All the pieces can be printed using an 3D printed and the base can be done using a CNC or a laser cutter. You ca...
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Mon, 3 Sep 2012 15:54:41 PDT
Digital Magic Eight Ball
Digital Magic Eight Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> alecnotalex This instructable will show you how to make a customizable digital magic eight ball, with Arduino. It can be customized to say anything you want, and there is no limit to how many phrases it can hold. When shaken, it'll choose one of its phrases randomly and display it on the screen. It can be encas...
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Wed, 6 Jun 2012 14:35:51 PDT
easy ice ball
easy ice ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> TwiZted360 I wanted a ice ball maker after having one of the ice spheres that it makes put into my drink i loved it considering how long it last so i went online to price them they are way too expensive for my blood so i came up with this and a very good outcome..enjoy what you need 1. an exacto blade 2.bal...
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Sat, 19 May 2012 12:18:52 PDT
Programmatic Creation of a 3D Model for 3D Printing
Programmatic Creation of a 3D Model for 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> swirlingbrain   One of my favorite hobbies is making rolling ball sculptures.  I usually make RBSs out of copper but being a geek I thought it would be cool to make a virtual sculpture and 3D print it on Shapeways.  I started first by trying to model an RBS with Blender.  I quickly realized that doing anything...
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Thu, 17 May 2012 18:38:39 PDT
Sphero's Automobile
Sphero's Automobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> SkylarC Sphero driving a car?! Yes. Pretty awesome, right? Sphero is the first robotic ball that you control with a tilt, touch, or swing from your smartphone or tablet.  In addition, Sphero has iOS and Android SDK's for developers, which allows virtually anyone to program new games and apps for Sphero. Fi...
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Tue, 27 Mar 2012 09:26:25 PDT
Big Ball Maze Game
Big Ball Maze Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> zimbra This project was the result of an urge to contribute something to the Creative Games section of my kids’ elementary school fair. The kids loved it for it’s simple old-school game aesthetic mixed with Wii-style and Kinect-style video game control. It’s a spin-off project of an earlier Ball & Plate ex...
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Sun, 18 Mar 2012 15:11:27 PDT
Eraser ball (3DP) by Samuel Bernier
Eraser ball (3DP) by Samuel Bernier - More DIY How To Projects]]> Samuel Bernier I love the shape of these vintage erasers. When I saw a whole bag of them for only 99 cents at Office Depot, I had this idea for a little office toy. 3D printing fanatics, here is my gift to you. 123D link : Thin...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:00:25 PST
PWM Variable Speed Disco Ball bennelson Recently, I built a small PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) dimmer for an LED light I have. It's based on a DC motor controller that uses a 555 timer chip. The tutorial that I used to build the dimmer can be found at: Pulse Width Modulation is pretty ne...
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Wed, 28 Dec 2011 17:29:06 PST
Miniature Football Field Goal, Football, and Grass (Made out of Wire)
Miniature Football Field Goal, Football, and Grass (Made out of Wire) - More DIY How To Projects]]> rageous I had some free time, so I decided to make a field goal, football, and some artificial grass. All this is done with wire. This is for the "Weekly Challenge: Wire" contest Items you will need - Soldering iron - Solder - Saftey glasses - 18 AWG wire or larger.... it needs to be uninsulated wire! - Ru...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 23:47:34 PST
How to Operate a Golf Ball Picker
How to Operate a Golf Ball Picker - More DIY How To Projects]]> atheistmckinney Introduction: Golf is a very popular pastime for many Americans, and one of the best ways of improving their game is to practice at local driving ranges. As golfers practice, more and more golf balls accumulate out on the practice fairways and target greens, so one of the best ways to retrieve all ...
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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:57:14 PDT
USB Golf ball flyerpeople Turn a normal golf ball into a USB golf ball in a few steps. Must watch video!
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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 07:23:15 PDT
Star ball vmatvienko Star ball made by my dad. He used  styrofoam, plastic mirror pieces, LED diodes, silicone, button and batteries. At first he glued sheets of  styrofoam.  Then he: -cut cylinder shape; -cut pieces of the cylinder; -made the form of a sphere; -divided it in half; -cut  inside place for micro-controlle...
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Fri, 1 Jul 2011 12:38:54 PDT
K'nex Custom LED Pinball Machine
K'nex Custom LED Pinball Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> 8chillpill This is a pinball machine that I made. For the lighting, I used TRAXON LEDs. They rest under the machine, and are controlled by well... they're controlled by the controller. They can vary in color and brightness. I also made a special K'nex mount for the controller. The pictures and video in the nex...
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Tue, 21 Jun 2011 11:03:21 PDT
Magnetic Ball Wall
Magnetic Ball Wall - More DIY How To Projects]]> gigemags If you have been to a science center, it is likely you've seen some kind of ball machine or ball wall before.  The basic idea is that you can assemble a pathway for a ball to travel along using some combination of ramps, tubes, funnels, etc.  There are many toys and kits our there from Kinex, Fridg...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:38:33 PST
Ball on Plate control bajgik MORE info on: Feedinco  A Ball on Plate system is the two dimension extension to the Ball on Beam system. The problem of the Ball on Beam becomes interesting because when the ball begins moving it will roll off the end of the beam if no co...
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Sat, 29 Jan 2011 04:12:46 PST
Build your own tilt switch
Build your own tilt switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> janw Tilt switches come in various forms and sizes. Well known are the mercury switches, that are obsolete in most countries now due to the hazardous metal in it. These days most mechanical tilt switches contain a metal ball that makes or breaks the contact.   These tilt switches are relatively cheap to ...
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Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:00:41 PST
Homemade Trackball! joespicnictables This is my homemade trackball made from two mouses. The first one is a optical mouse. It detects where the ball is. The second mouse holds the ball and operates the buttons.
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Wed, 20 Oct 2010 04:55:31 PDT
How to make a macro particle accelerator
How to make a macro particle accelerator - More DIY How To Projects]]> emcelhannon This is an attempt to reporduce Dr. Todd Johnsons demo of a particle accelerator by propelling a coated ping pong ball with electric fields. What you see is strips of aluminum tape charged and spread out in a bow.l They are used to create electric charges that repeatedly change the charge of a ...
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Tue, 27 Jul 2010 10:22:59 PDT
Arduino Labyrinth
Arduino Labyrinth - More DIY How To Projects]]> tripletray The goal of our project was to bread board an Arduino micro controller to control two servo motors on an “X” and “Y” axis with a joystick. The program and servo’s would then be used to control a wooden labyrinth, but can also be used for a number of other projects such as a pan and tilt camera. In a...
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Sat, 29 May 2010 18:20:09 PDT
fire hazard ball machine update knexfreak95  well i just started workin on it again i have been really busy lately  so here it is hope u like wat i've done if u have any suggestions just leave a comment thanks
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Tue, 13 Apr 2010 11:47:15 PDT
Customise sansa headphones.
Customise sansa headphones. - More DIY How To Projects]]> xxx k550 Hello, my name is Shaunquishiaa and this is going to be my first Instructable! (Please leave comments, tell me how i dun did) In this instructable i will probably teach you how to customize your Sansa headphones. Supplies These are the supplies you will need (you don't actually need, you can u...
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Fri, 12 Feb 2010 08:50:54 PST
Multi-Barrel Air Cannon
Multi-Barrel Air Cannon - More DIY How To Projects]]>  Check out this sweet gun with interchangeable barrels. I built this on my own but I used plans for the kits here at Build The Tank N' Such  You will need: 24" of 4" PVC 4" End Cap 2 X 4" Elbows Male-Female 4"-3" Reducer 3"-2" Reducer 2" P...

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Sat, 12 Dec 2009 11:18:52 PST
Tennis Can LED Lantern
Tennis Can LED Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> happysmurfday I created this lantern while wandering around in the dark with an LED touch light and a can of tennis balls (which I'm known to juggle with on occasion).  It generates a nice radiant light when sitting on a table, and can be turned on and off by shaking it so the tennis ball taps the face of the lig...
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Sat, 5 Dec 2009 09:50:41 PST
Solar Powered Miniball Wannabe
Solar Powered Miniball Wannabe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Solarbotics This miniball project has its roots in the old BEAM Miniball kit published by Solarbotics. It's still a cool kit, so we're going to show you how built a simpler version. This project is spearheaded by Mr. Jerome Demers ( aka Robomaniac ), our intern at Solarbotics! This robot uses a solar engine ci...
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Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:49:32 PST
USB christmas ball
USB christmas ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> ZxxxY This is USB christmas ball.Wery easy and nice one evening project. Sits next my mom's iMac wery nicely. Made it almost year ago and publised instructable just now... You'll need: You will need:Materials:3 LED's1 100ohm or 47ohm resistor1 USB cable1 medium size christmas tree ballglue (epoxy or ho...
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Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:35:21 PDT
Ball of Death: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Apple Pro Speakers
Ball of Death: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Apple Pro Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> macpower  I've always said that since disposing of the "beige box", Apple has always led in the industrial design area. The integration of form and function can't be touched by any other manufacturer in any industry (Porsche comes close). It's a shame to clog up landfills with something attractive and durabl...
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Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:34:43 PDT