Instructables: exploring - technology - battery http://www.instructables.com Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:07:17 PST BLOX v1.01 Solderdoodle Pro 2.0: USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Pro-20-USB-Rechargeable-Soldering-Iro/
Solderdoodle Pro 2.0: USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/E6DZ/I3PJR6UG/FJEE6DZI3PJR6UG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/E6DZ/I3PJR6UG/FJEE6DZI3PJR6UG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/E6DZ/I3PJR6UG/FJEE6DZI3PJR6UG.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solderdoodle Pro 2.0 and pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solderdoodle-pro-20-usb-rechargeable-soldering-iroSolderdoodle Pro 2.0 is a portable, cordless, USB rechargeable soldering iron with improv...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:40:16 PST
Converting a digital foot scale to rechargeable battery. http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-a-digital-foot-scale-to-rechargeable-ba/
Converting a digital foot scale to rechargeable battery. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/G8ZH/I3H4XVMH/FWLG8ZHI3H4XVMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/G8ZH/I3H4XVMH/FWLG8ZHI3H4XVMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/G8ZH/I3H4XVMH/FWLG8ZHI3H4XVMH.SMALL.jpg Mjhobby My scale at home uses two lithium button cells. I got fed up spending money on replacing them. I decided that a lithium 9volt rechargeable was the way to go. The 7.2 volts from this battery is close to the 6 volts from the button cells. Solder 9 volt battery clip Soldering of the 9volt clip into...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 18:17:39 PST
Power Stacker: Stackable USB Rechargeable Battery System http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Stacker-Stackable-USB-Rechargeable-Battery-S/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:06:18 PST
Adapt smaller batteries for remote controllers http://www.instructables.com/id/Adapt-smaller-batteries-for-remote-controllers/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 01:24:54 PST
DIY Torch light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Torch-light/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 04:50:41 PST
Wooden Puzzle Modular Electronics Prototyping Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Puzzle-Modular-Electronics-Prototyping-Board/
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 18:46:21 PST
Build the B.O.S.I.-1(Battery Operated Soldering Iron) With A Integrated Solder Dispenser! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-BOSI-1Battery-Operated-Soldering-Iron-Wi/
Build the B.O.S.I.-1(Battery Operated Soldering Iron) With A Integrated Solder Dispenser! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1JUZ/I34DWYVG/F981JUZI34DWYVG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1JUZ/I34DWYVG/F981JUZI34DWYVG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1JUZ/I34DWYVG/F981JUZI34DWYVG.SMALL.jpg SubDude350 A Soldering Iron is a great tool for any shop. It can "glue" together copper wires and can solder components on to circuit boards. You can even do copper pipe! But what if you don't have a power outlet near your favorite soldering spot? That is where the B.O.S.I.-1 comes in. The B.O.S.I.-1 is a sold...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:33:47 PST
Solar charge controller + output control and data logging online with Xbee WiFi http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-charge-controller-output-control-and-data-lo/
Solar charge controller + output control and data logging online with Xbee WiFi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/FW1X/I31C3X9V/F1NFW1XI31C3X9V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/FW1X/I31C3X9V/F1NFW1XI31C3X9V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1N/FW1X/I31C3X9V/F1NFW1XI31C3X9V.SMALL.jpg pfoglietta A while back I started working on a solar charge controller, it was based on a PIC microcontroller, a 20x4 characters display and the code was written in Assembly language. It did work well and was still working when I decided I wanted to add more to this controller.My new controller uses a standalo...
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:35:45 PST
GoPro External Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/GoPro-External-Battery/
GoPro External Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/8PLU/I2XIE71A/FR78PLUI2XIE71A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/8PLU/I2XIE71A/FR78PLUI2XIE71A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/8PLU/I2XIE71A/FR78PLUI2XIE71A.SMALL.jpg alex.russell.589100 It is no secret that the GoPro range of cameras has a very limited battery life. This becomes particularly apparent when trying to take long term time lapses. As such I built this external battery that will maintain the IP rating of the camera and the Peli case.Please refer to manufacturers instru...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:19:47 PST
How to Solar Charge Lithium Ion Batteries for Smart Phones http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solar-Charge-Lithium-Ion-Batteries-for-Smar/
How to Solar Charge Lithium Ion Batteries for Smart Phones - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/GQOY/I2VRAZN9/F5SGQOYI2VRAZN9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/GQOY/I2VRAZN9/F5SGQOYI2VRAZN9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/GQOY/I2VRAZN9/F5SGQOYI2VRAZN9.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle This Instructable is a tutorial on how to solar charge lithium-ion batteries for smart phones. These images were taken from presentation I created to show how the Solarpad worked. The inspiration for this design was from my trip to Portland, OR and living a car-free lifestyle. My phone would run out...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:25:42 PST
5 minute RC car conversion to lithium battery http://www.instructables.com/id/5-minute-RC-car-conversion-to-lithium-battery/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:10:19 PST
Light Up Your Head http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Your-Head/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:05:39 PST
Emergency USB charger on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-charger-on-the-cheap-1/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:47:57 PST
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
Junk Mail Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/12QO/I2LMJ5GY/F2V12QOI2LMJ5GY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/12QO/I2LMJ5GY/F2V12QOI2LMJ5GY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/12QO/I2LMJ5GY/F2V12QOI2LMJ5GY.SMALL.jpg Volthaus Electronics Laboratory I received some junk mail the other day and it had a little plastic box sticky gummed to a large postcard-like piece of mail. Supposedly I could pull the plastic strip from the box and it would display my winning number to get a discount on buying a car. I don't own a car (by design) so I wasn't int...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
emergency power supply for mobile charging and lights http://www.instructables.com/id/emergency-power-supply-for-mobile-charging-and-lig/
emergency power supply for mobile charging and lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/V3SI/I2I4D6CQ/FWLV3SII2I4D6CQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/V3SI/I2I4D6CQ/FWLV3SII2I4D6CQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/V3SI/I2I4D6CQ/FWLV3SII2I4D6CQ.SMALL.jpg khader sk this video is about how to get power supply from phone lines, automobile battery, inverter battery,etc. during power outages
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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 09:22:37 PST
how to make a rechargeable battery at home http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-rechargeable-battery-at-home/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:04:53 PST
ATtiny85 Two-Channel Lead Acid Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny85-Two-Channel-Lead-Acid-Battery-Charger/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:27:49 PST
Matchbox Monsters http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Monsters/
Matchbox Monsters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/QWJJ/I28OI5IN/FKIQWJJI28OI5IN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/QWJJ/I28OI5IN/FKIQWJJI28OI5IN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKI/QWJJ/I28OI5IN/FKIQWJJI28OI5IN.SMALL.jpg xGrape Imagine that inside every matchbox lives a tiny monster, each with its own distinct personality. Imagine an entire world built around these tiny monsters. That was the original premise of Matchbox Monsters, an instructible over 2 months in the making, making it the longest project of mine so far. Mo...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:41:36 PST
DIY pocket sized bluetooth receiver http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-pocket-sized-bluetooth-receiver/
DIY pocket sized bluetooth receiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/3Z4C/I28W6YOR/FB03Z4CI28W6YOR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/3Z4C/I28W6YOR/FB03Z4CI28W6YOR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/3Z4C/I28W6YOR/FB03Z4CI28W6YOR.SMALL.jpg ibenkos In this project I'm making an wireless bluetooth receiver that you can connect to any amplifier or headset and you don't have to deal whit the AUX cable and that you can't use your phone far away while playing music.This is an easy project and an fun one! Its 3v coming from the batteries and goes in...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 12:38:08 PST
How to Repair/Fix Lithium ion Rechargeable Batteries 18650 from Old Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-RepairFix-Lithium-ion-Rechargeable-Batterie/
How to Repair/Fix Lithium ion Rechargeable Batteries 18650 from Old Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/ADVZ/I28D865A/FR5ADVZI28D865A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/ADVZ/I28D865A/FR5ADVZI28D865A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR5/ADVZ/I28D865A/FR5ADVZI28D865A.SMALL.jpg DIYTech In this video you will be learning about Lithium-ion Battery Cell repair guide, and how to charge them again for your Electronics Projects! Battery Power Ratings: 3.7v - 4.2vFor any kind of question/suggestions leave your comments on YouTube video! ThanksIf you like my videos, please hit like & Subs...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 14:23:41 PST
Conductive Poetry http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Poetry/
Conductive Poetry - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/CAAI/I24M6HK3/FCACAAII24M6HK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/CAAI/I24M6HK3/FCACAAII24M6HK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/CAAI/I24M6HK3/FCACAAII24M6HK3.SMALL.jpg ohhmyhead All these conductive materials! There's thread, fabric, copper tape, paint, graphite, etc. But what to do with it? One thing to do with conductive paint (such as Bare Conductive) is to incorporate literature and create poetry that lights up! In this Instructable, I'll show you how.See the last step...
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:36:15 PST
Make a Battery Protection Circuit (low voltage cut-off) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Battery-Protection-Circuit-low-voltage-cut-/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 12:56:50 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Arduino Bluetooth Cybot on the move and Android Appplication (updated) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-Cybot-on-the-move/
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:16:37 PDT
Make Your Eyes Glow Red http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Eyes-Glow-Red/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:00:50 PDT
Pumpkin Power! - Battery Made From Pumpkins http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Power-Battery-Made-From-Pumpkins/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:57:31 PDT
Soldering helping hands with fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-helping-hands-whit-fan/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:30:21 PDT
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-Version-20/
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/AXUU/I1TR7O0W/FSUAXUUI1TR7O0W.SMALL.jpg deba168 One year ago, I began building my own solar system to provide power for my village house.Initially I made a LM317 based charge controller and an Energy meter for monitoring the system.Finally I made PWM charge controller.In April-2014 I posted my PWM solar charge controller designs on the web,it bec...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:35:43 PDT
ROVER Bot - The Arduino Bluetooth Controlled Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-ROVERBot/
ROVER Bot - The Arduino Bluetooth Controlled Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/VXWI/I1PH3HXE/FC8VXWII1PH3HXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/VXWI/I1PH3HXE/FC8VXWII1PH3HXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/VXWI/I1PH3HXE/FC8VXWII1PH3HXE.SMALL.jpg BIGDOG1971 Arduino Bluetooth ROVER RobotThe Arduino ROVERBot. This post aims to present you the construction steps of a ROVER using the Arduino and a bluetooth module. To control the ROVER it was used a Android phone as RC (radio control) interface. The Android application used is the "Arduino Bluetooth RC Con...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 18:38:39 PDT
Super Simple Inductor Joule Thief! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Inductor-Joule-Thief/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:47:48 PDT
Li - Ion battery level indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-Ion-battery-level-indicator/
Li - Ion battery level indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/USRL/I1IQB3YZ/FD5USRLI1IQB3YZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/USRL/I1IQB3YZ/FD5USRLI1IQB3YZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD5/USRL/I1IQB3YZ/FD5USRLI1IQB3YZ.SMALL.jpg Osvaldas Are you looking for a simple circuit to measure your Lithium Ion single cell charging and discharging level? Here is one chip circuit, powered up from the same Lithium Ion battery you want to measure.This circuit is design to measure 3.7V rechargeable batteries level. 4.2V - 100%; 4V - 80%; 3.8V - ...
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:28:44 PDT
Mini Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Electric-Motor/
Mini Electric Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SMALL.jpg EZHacks This is a really simple and great way to explore electric motors. Kids of all ages will love this and its a great way to see how electricity can be converted into physical motion. Materials Most of these materials you will have at home. Plastic or foam cup 2 paper clips large is best but small wi...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:17:32 PDT
DIY Solar Recharging Station For Batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Solar-Battery/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:47:27 PDT
Add Power Adapter to Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Power-Adapter-to-Digital-Camera/
Add Power Adapter to Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/HGFG/I1943VDQ/FRFHGFGI1943VDQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/HGFG/I1943VDQ/FRFHGFGI1943VDQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/HGFG/I1943VDQ/FRFHGFGI1943VDQ.SMALL.jpg EvanKale Adding a power adapter to a digital camera will let you power your camera from a wall outlet.This is especially useful for those who want longer recording times from their cameras without having to recharge their batteries often. This can also be used to revive that old digital camera with a dead ba...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:42:46 PDT
BluetoothBox for Stereo Headphones and Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/BluetoothBox-for-Stereo-Headphones-and-Speakers/
BluetoothBox for Stereo Headphones and Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/STUF/I1562OIS/FFGSTUFI1562OIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/STUF/I1562OIS/FFGSTUFI1562OIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/STUF/I1562OIS/FFGSTUFI1562OIS.SMALL.jpg funelab Edit: If you really like this project, you can vote for me on the top right corner, for WEAR IT! CONTEST. And don't forget the other 2 contests: TECH and FORMLABS CONTEST. Thank you very much in advance!!!Hi All,I love what my headphones, but a few weeks ago, my friend bought a new bluetooth heads...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:30:50 PDT
RV Power Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/RV-Power-Monitor/
RV Power Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/GEI3/I1695EH6/FEHGEI3I1695EH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/GEI3/I1695EH6/FEHGEI3I1695EH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/GEI3/I1695EH6/FEHGEI3I1695EH6.SMALL.jpg rovingcraftshop I wanted to be able to monitor my RV power grid from the drivers seat and anywhere in the bus. So the wheels got to turning again. Supplies This is a very simple and inexpensive project. However it can save considerable hardship and foresee problems. Total cost for this was less that $40.00. ...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 05:10:01 PDT
Old-School Laptop Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-School-Laptop-Mod/
Old-School Laptop Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/VNP9/I16959T8/FUIVNP9I16959T8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/VNP9/I16959T8/FUIVNP9I16959T8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/VNP9/I16959T8/FUIVNP9I16959T8.SMALL.jpg shannondude Ever wanted to take fast notes? Ever ran out of power or paper?Build you laptop that works without power for less than 1,-€ (approx. 0.8 US$). My laptop has officially become the most Old-School of them all!Technically it is immortal now even though it is also technically obsolete :) Materials 1 ...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 04:20:34 PDT
Battery powered hand warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-powered-hand-warmer/
Battery powered hand warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/STX6/I155AP3J/F0VSTX6I155AP3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/STX6/I155AP3J/F0VSTX6I155AP3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/STX6/I155AP3J/F0VSTX6I155AP3J.SMALL.jpg shounaki This is my first instructable so be kind. I wanted to make a hand warmer that was battery powered and rechargeable. I welcome any and all criticism. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Parts List Tools & Parts Heat resistant tape Hot glue gun knife Soldering iron Balsa wood ...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 19:35:01 PDT
Basic Joule Thief Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Joule-Thief-Flashlight/
Basic Joule Thief Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/U08M/I12KGV23/FLGU08MI12KGV23.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/U08M/I12KGV23/FLGU08MI12KGV23.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/U08M/I12KGV23/FLGU08MI12KGV23.SMALL.jpg l33tn00b Hello welcome to my second instructable!!! Today I'm going to show you how to build a very simple joule thief flashlight. If you haven't seen my other instructable, check it out for an easier way to power this than I'm going to show you! I know this has been posted/done before, but I just figured...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:24:12 PDT
Timex Battery Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/Timex-Battery-Replacement/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 15:35:45 PDT
Soldering Directly to a Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Directly-to-a-Battery/
Soldering Directly to a Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/D8C4/I11YUX3D/F63D8C4I11YUX3D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/D8C4/I11YUX3D/F63D8C4I11YUX3D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/D8C4/I11YUX3D/F63D8C4I11YUX3D.SMALL.jpg faraday_rage *Mixing high heat and batteries is very dangerous. This Instructable is only for those who absolutely 100% need to solder directly to a battery. Please be careful, and proceed at your own risk.*First thing's first, there are plenty of options where you can completely avoid soldering directly to a ba...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:04:12 PDT
TWO Easy ways to make a coin cell battery holder. http://www.instructables.com/id/TWO-Easy-ways-to-make-a-coin-cell-battery-holder/
TWO Easy ways to make a coin cell battery holder. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/CRUR/I11YUJSL/FPBCRURI11YUJSL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/CRUR/I11YUJSL/FPBCRURI11YUJSL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/CRUR/I11YUJSL/FPBCRURI11YUJSL.SMALL.jpg Faizshaikh Hey guys, today i will make a quick tutorial on how you can make a coin cell battery holder with just parts laying around. Parts needed. For method 1.1. Some Paper clips.2. Super Glue 3.Small piece of plastic.For Method 2.1.Paper Clips.2. Cap of watercolors (or anything in which your cell can fi...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:02:21 PDT
Battery safety with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-safety-with-Sugru/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 12:35:25 PDT
How To Change Watch Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Change-Watch-Battery/
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 18:02:17 PDT
Penny Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Penny-Battery-1/
Penny Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/2DTL/HXEZ6XEQ/FG12DTLHXEZ6XEQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/2DTL/HXEZ6XEQ/FG12DTLHXEZ6XEQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/2DTL/HXEZ6XEQ/FG12DTLHXEZ6XEQ.SMALL.jpg l33tn00b Hello and welcome to my first instructable!!! I want to start posting all my projects on here so I figured I would post one of my favorites, the penny battery!!!This is a great project to know for those into survival. What I have done to expand this project is hook my homemade penny battery to a j...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:17:14 PDT
Battery powered usb 2.0 hub http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-powered-usb-20-hub/
Battery powered usb 2.0 hub - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/IVNK/I0UTQSZ5/FKVIVNKI0UTQSZ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/IVNK/I0UTQSZ5/FKVIVNKI0UTQSZ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/IVNK/I0UTQSZ5/FKVIVNKI0UTQSZ5.SMALL.jpg DavidN71 I saw no commercial battery powered usb hubs that looked suitable for my laptop. Those who own MacBook Pros know how wimpy Apple's usb ports are. The camera I used to take the pictures for this Instructable will crash the usb port it's pulled into unless I use a cable with a choke coil on it.I frequ...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 08:23:40 PDT
SOLO Cup Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLO-Cup-Speaker/
SOLO Cup Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/6BD7/I0PZ5S5B/FK96BD7I0PZ5S5B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/6BD7/I0PZ5S5B/FK96BD7I0PZ5S5B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/6BD7/I0PZ5S5B/FK96BD7I0PZ5S5B.SMALL.jpg bergerab Want to be the life of the party this year? Or maybe, like many college students, you want to blast your music way too loud. Awesome. You're in luck because I've designed this SOLO Cup Speaker to bring out that college student that's inside all of us. Because, what is a party without music? And more...
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 11:33:13 PDT
Rechargable Flashlight PowerBank http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargable-Flashlight-PowerBank/
Rechargable Flashlight PowerBank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/3CRJ/I0PYTPAW/F2D3CRJI0PYTPAW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/3CRJ/I0PYTPAW/F2D3CRJI0PYTPAW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/3CRJ/I0PYTPAW/F2D3CRJI0PYTPAW.SMALL.jpg ChrisH6 I was messing around with a power bank that I had when I noticed that it would be extremely easy to add a couple diodes to the end of this, and have it still be able to charge your electronics! Yes I know that they sell these, but I just wanted to experiment on what I could do with this. A little ba...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:28:51 PDT
Renew your Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery with Distilled Water! http://www.instructables.com/id/Renew-your-Sealed-Lead-Acid-SLA-battery-with-Disti/
Renew your Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery with Distilled Water! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SKBT/I02YHU9M/FCISKBTI02YHU9M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SKBT/I02YHU9M/FCISKBTI02YHU9M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SKBT/I02YHU9M/FCISKBTI02YHU9M.SMALL.jpg vanwinklec SLA stands for Sealed Lead Acid. It is a type of lead acid battery that more secure and can be found in anything from Home Security systems to electric bike batteries and just like Car Batteries which are standard Lead acid batteries, SLA batteries can dry up too!This instructable was inspired by ht...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:10:22 PDT
Recharge-i-fy your 2CR5 Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Recharge-i-fy-your-2CR5-Battery/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:04:49 PDT