Instructables: exploring - technology - battery http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:16:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Octo-Light/
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Y3P7/HZWJ8GP9/FV4Y3P7HZWJ8GP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Y3P7/HZWJ8GP9/FV4Y3P7HZWJ8GP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/Y3P7/HZWJ8GP9/FV4Y3P7HZWJ8GP9.SMALL.jpg comsa42 The Octo-Light is a camera ring lamp which is made up of LED light strips. It's cheap to make and perfect for beginner macro photography and video!This lamp is excellent at flooding scenes with uniform light, which softens hard shadows and removes grain. Its' uses range from close-up to medium shots...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:00:39 PDT
LED Felt Carrot with Soft Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Felt-Carrot-with-Soft-Circuits/
LED Felt Carrot with Soft Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/V4T3/HZS8TFL4/F5OV4T3HZS8TFL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/V4T3/HZS8TFL4/F5OV4T3HZS8TFL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/V4T3/HZS8TFL4/F5OV4T3HZS8TFL4.SMALL.jpg Snax_and_Macs Hi! Have you ever wanted to make a felt carrot that lights up when you touch it? Yes!? Well then this is the Instructables for you!Here's what you need: MaterialsFelt - Green and Orange3V battery2 LED's Needle and orange and green thread Solder/Soldering Iron and conductive material OR Copper Tape C...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:33:57 PDT
Arduino powered Solar Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-powered-Solar-Battery-Charger/
Arduino powered Solar Battery Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/II3C/HZQTDLQS/F5SII3CHZQTDLQS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/II3C/HZQTDLQS/F5SII3CHZQTDLQS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/II3C/HZQTDLQS/F5SII3CHZQTDLQS.SMALL.jpg skygate The following design is for a Solar battery charger ran by an Arduino Nano. It can handle a standard lead acid 12V battery, like for a scooter or a car. Furthermore the design has been tested and runs with 90% efficiency under 70ᵒC (158ᵒF). It can take up to 20V on the input site of the charger. Al...
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 10:52:55 PDT
LED Pen Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pen-Torch/
LED Pen Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/YCJO/HZPDYNB4/FWPYCJOHZPDYNB4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/YCJO/HZPDYNB4/FWPYCJOHZPDYNB4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/YCJO/HZPDYNB4/FWPYCJOHZPDYNB4.SMALL.jpg abhirooprobotics In My City There Happens To Be A Frequent Power Cut And Also There Is Deficiency Of Street Lights !So One Day When I Was Roaming In The Streets In My Locality Which Barely Has Any Street Lights , I Saw Many Peoples Walking In The Streets While Holding A Torch In Their Hands To Guide Them In The Dark...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 11:56:07 PDT
SPLat EC1 based AA and AAA battery tester with bar graph http://www.instructables.com/id/SPLat-EC1-based-AA-and-AAA-battery-tester-with-bar/
SPLat EC1 based AA and AAA battery tester with bar graph - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/YBSE/HZI9B44S/F8ZYBSEHZI9B44S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/YBSE/HZI9B44S/F8ZYBSEHZI9B44S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/YBSE/HZI9B44S/F8ZYBSEHZI9B44S.SMALL.jpg kf7oor A simple and easy to program AA battery tester that can test all 1.5V batteries and can be re-programmed to test up to 3.3V batteries!Parts:1 LED common cathode bar graph or equivalent 1.8V forward voltage and 10mA per LED (I use multiple rectangular leds glued together and negatives soldered togeth...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:57:47 PDT
How to know a fake 18650 battery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-know-a-fake-18650-battery/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:15:24 PDT
Big phone battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-phone-battery/
Big phone battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/A85Y/HZI8ZRMM/FCAA85YHZI8ZRMM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/A85Y/HZI8ZRMM/FCAA85YHZI8ZRMM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/A85Y/HZI8ZRMM/FCAA85YHZI8ZRMM.SMALL.jpg marc.cryan Run a smart phone directly from a car battery and/or solar panel. Useful if the USB charging port is broken. Or you need a huge cellphone batty.For 6 bucks you can get an old smartphone online using Ting -- 12volt to 3.7volt DC-to-DC converter The cell phone battery gives 3.7volts. So you ne...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:13:22 PDT
Light up a LED with one AA-battery (in a solar lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-a-LED-with-one-AA-battery-in-a-solar-lamp/
Light up a LED with one AA-battery (in a solar lamp) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/IH5X/HZGTF7U9/FSZIH5XHZGTF7U9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/IH5X/HZGTF7U9/FSZIH5XHZGTF7U9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/IH5X/HZGTF7U9/FSZIH5XHZGTF7U9.SMALL.jpg Tom_Toffi In my lastest project i want to build a little solar lamp. So i went to my local electronics distributor and want to buy i little solar cell. The solar cell has an output of 2V and the battery an maximum output of 1.2V, which is quite to low to drive any standard white LED. Sure there is an easy way...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:03:48 PDT
Boost your Cheap, Battery-Powered Air Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Boost-your-Cheap-Battery-Powered-Air-Pump/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:54:59 PDT
Ebike Upgrades: SLA Battery Wiring and Charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Ebike-Upgrades-SLA-Battery-Wiring-and-Charging/
Ebike Upgrades: SLA Battery Wiring and Charging - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/JGZK/HZB3L23S/FBPJGZKHZB3L23S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/JGZK/HZB3L23S/FBPJGZKHZB3L23S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/JGZK/HZB3L23S/FBPJGZKHZB3L23S.SMALL.jpg kellerrobotics Well I've been riding my electric bike a lot lately, and its about time to do a little check up and service on it and prepare it for upgrades! I plan on upgrading to a 2000w controller along with eventually using Li-Ion (lithium ion.)Also if you want to see more projects like this, be sure to check ...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:55:23 PDT
DIY batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-batteries/
DIY batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/B244/HZ9O6YOS/FFKB244HZ9O6YOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/B244/HZ9O6YOS/FFKB244HZ9O6YOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/B244/HZ9O6YOS/FFKB244HZ9O6YOS.SMALL.jpg Djnix This is an instructable about different pile batteries you can make and what are the best kind. I only do one cathode, anode and electrolyte, but you can do many more to increase the power. Video :)
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:49:54 PDT
Super Simple Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Flashlight/
Super Simple Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/0YAD/HZ6T824C/FEZ0YADHZ6T824C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/0YAD/HZ6T824C/FEZ0YADHZ6T824C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/0YAD/HZ6T824C/FEZ0YADHZ6T824C.SMALL.jpg Collin Chidiac In this Instructable I will teach you how to make a simple flashlight! Gather Materials For this project you will need...Small light bulbAluminum foil9v batteryHot glue gunThats it! Bulb to battery Hold the small bulb horizontally on the negative lead and hot glue it to where it is still touch...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:09:31 PDT
Sealed battery box 12v/24v with a switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Sealed-battery-box-12v24v-with-a-switch/
Sealed battery box 12v/24v with a switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/6BDP/HZ3YBNPN/F8Y6BDPHZ3YBNPN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/6BDP/HZ3YBNPN/F8Y6BDPHZ3YBNPN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/6BDP/HZ3YBNPN/F8Y6BDPHZ3YBNPN.SMALL.jpg RehabIsForQuitters In this instructable I will show you how to build a sealed battery box. It's not completely water tight but rain is no problem for it. Since building this I have found it to be a great mobile power supply for many things even running power tools while camping where there are no electric hookups.The ...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:49:03 PDT
Adjustable Battery Pile http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Battery-Pile/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:53:33 PDT
Electricity Generating Shoe Insole http://www.instructables.com/id/Electricity-Generating-Shoe-Insole/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:30:52 PDT
DIY Rechargeable Bristle Bot made of Tooth Brush http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Rechargeable-Bristle-Bot-made-of-Tooth-Brush/
DIY Rechargeable Bristle Bot made of Tooth Brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/O9PE/HZ5DRN16/FVKO9PEHZ5DRN16.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/O9PE/HZ5DRN16/FVKO9PEHZ5DRN16.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/O9PE/HZ5DRN16/FVKO9PEHZ5DRN16.SMALL.jpg Rahib172 Parts that I used: Cell phone Vibration motor, Tootbrush Head, rechargeable Battery (got from my old Bluetooth Headset), some resistors, and hot glue.. That's it :) try to make one for yourself and show me your work..
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:27:12 PDT
3V battery from two AA batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/3V-battery-from-two-AA-batteries/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:34:38 PDT
Lego Octopus LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Octopus-LED-Light/
Lego Octopus LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SMALL.gif Tater Zoid In this Instructable we will learn how to take an ordinary Lego octopus and make it awesome with glowing LED lights. This is a relatively easy project but a few tools are involved. We will be soldering and using a Dremel to carve the piece out and to create eye holes. I estimate that this project co...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:40:10 PDT
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029) http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Rainbow-LED-Driver-An-Alternative-NOT-done-wit/
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SMALL.gif A_Teacher | A_Teacher |Ok, so as far as I can tell, this is a unique brand NEW design. The project is in a few contests on instructables at the moment, if you like what I have made, please Vote for it.Calling all Space Cadets: As a way of motivating folks to make the project, I am currently giving away a ...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:48:27 PDT
Bucking Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Bucking-Battery/
Bucking Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SMIS/HYTIYS7B/FZJSMISHYTIYS7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SMIS/HYTIYS7B/FZJSMISHYTIYS7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/SMIS/HYTIYS7B/FZJSMISHYTIYS7B.SMALL.jpg Collin Chidiac Using a couple of components you can build yourself a bucking 9v battery toy easy and fun! Get materials For this project you will need1 9v battery1 Switch1 motorSome 18 gauge wireHot glue gun Building Glue your motor to your battery with the wires pointing up as to allow easy access. Attach...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:19:48 PDT
solar charger indipendent http://www.instructables.com/id/solar-charger-indipendent/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:44:13 PDT
Arduino low Power Project. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-low-Project-and-code/
Arduino low Power Project. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/2MGV/HYNYTVYX/F672MGVHYNYTVYX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/2MGV/HYNYTVYX/F672MGVHYNYTVYX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/2MGV/HYNYTVYX/F672MGVHYNYTVYX.SMALL.jpg Rustie0125 Hi Ladies and Gents I recently decided that I will investigate the Arduino Sleep Library and see how long I can get an Arduino to run of a single N size1.5v Battery. Yes ! of a 1.5V battery. if you are interested here is what you will need. 1) N size battery 2) N size battery Holder 3) 1v- 3.3v Step...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:54:49 PDT
1s lipo receiver battery http://www.instructables.com/id/1s-lipo-receiver-battery/
1s lipo receiver battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/LTJ6/HYQDVYS4/F4WLTJ6HYQDVYS4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/LTJ6/HYQDVYS4/F4WLTJ6HYQDVYS4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4W/LTJ6/HYQDVYS4/F4WLTJ6HYQDVYS4.SMALL.jpg Unboxingexperience7 A single 1s Lipo cell is sufficient for most of the new RC receivers. You can easily make it on your own.All you need isa 1s lipoa receiver battery cablesoldering ironsoldering tin Soldering solder the receiver battery cable to - and + of the 1s lipo Be careful not to overheat the lipo when solde...
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:05:58 PDT
DC Versus AC http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Versus-AC/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:51:14 PDT
Pure Siesta Mi UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pure-Siesta-Mi-UPS-Uninterruptible-Power-Supply/
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:16:41 PDT
simple robot http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-robot-1/
simple robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/JJY1/HYO8FU9H/FBRJJY1HYO8FU9H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/JJY1/HYO8FU9H/FBRJJY1HYO8FU9H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/JJY1/HYO8FU9H/FBRJJY1HYO8FU9H.SMALL.jpg robobot3112 I had a gh-311rt ultrasonic sensor which did not have a datasheet. So i ran it with a ping))) program. You can easily try it with the cheapest 3 pin sensor . No need to go after ping))) Get the stuff here is what you need.1x Gh 311-rt sensor (if you have ping))) use it.If you have hc sr04 modulat...
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Sun, 10 Aug 2014 05:49:30 PDT
"Recycled Solar Charged USB Charger 2 The Second Build" http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Solar-Charged-USB-Charger-2-The-Second-Bu/
"Recycled Solar Charged USB Charger 2 The Second Build" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/OHDW/HYLDP600/FTHOHDWHYLDP600.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/OHDW/HYLDP600/FTHOHDWHYLDP600.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/OHDW/HYLDP600/FTHOHDWHYLDP600.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome Howdy y'all I wrote a quick little instructable a while back about how I took some salvage stuff and made a Solar phone charger. I would like to introduce you all to "Recycled Solar Charged USB Charger 2 The Second Build". The only thing that was reused was the panel from the first build. http://ww...
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 10:00:58 PDT
Mini LED Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-LED-Tester/
Mini LED Tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/QLPC/HYJ0WB1G/FPYQLPCHYJ0WB1G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/QLPC/HYJ0WB1G/FPYQLPCHYJ0WB1G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/QLPC/HYJ0WB1G/FPYQLPCHYJ0WB1G.SMALL.jpg rsaiyid Hi all, This is my first i'ble and I'd just ask you to please be patient with me if I'm not as clear as experienced users. On to the making, I needed an LED Tester to to check which color it was, if it was infrared, or if it were working. I have a very large range of LEDs kinda lying around which re...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 18:56:54 PDT
Super simple vacuum cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-vacuum-cleaner/
Super simple vacuum cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/8XKC/HYHGE2OM/FYZ8XKCHYHGE2OM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/8XKC/HYHGE2OM/FYZ8XKCHYHGE2OM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/8XKC/HYHGE2OM/FYZ8XKCHYHGE2OM.SMALL.jpg matass Hello everyone, I want to share this awesome project. I made a vacuum cleaner out of fan and old shoes box.{Sorry for bad English} You will need You will need:*Shoes box*9v battery*Switch*Plastic food container*Small ruler*Some ducktape*Some hot glue Results Attach fan to a box Fan must be...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:22:06 PDT
NFC Ring Lock Box http://www.instructables.com/id/NFC-Ring-Lock-Box/
NFC Ring Lock Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/LNKC/HYHG7R4H/FHTLNKCHYHG7R4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/LNKC/HYHG7R4H/FHTLNKCHYHG7R4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/LNKC/HYHG7R4H/FHTLNKCHYHG7R4H.SMALL.jpg Nairod785 Hi everybody!Welcome to my first instructable! I apologize in advance for my poor level in English.In this step-by-step guide I am going to teach you how to build a simple and very cheap NFC Ring Lock Box ! What you'll need Ok first, the idea was to create a box locked from the inside. Many diffe...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:27:43 PDT
Hack together a powerful pocket USB charger. (6.6 amp hour battery) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-together-a-powerful-pocket-USB-charger-66-amp/
Hack together a powerful pocket USB charger. (6.6 amp hour battery) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/4BSM/HY5NVVXY/FHH4BSMHY5NVVXY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/4BSM/HY5NVVXY/FHH4BSMHY5NVVXY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/4BSM/HY5NVVXY/FHH4BSMHY5NVVXY.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box Inside the well known altoids tin lies three 2,200 mah lithium ion batteries. All three are ran in parallel to create a 6,600 mah or 6.6 amp battery. Which triples the charge time! Meaning if one battery can charge your phone 75 percent than three can triple that! 75x3=225 percent!This project was m...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:11:58 PDT
Graphene Supercapacitor Based Battery. Charges In Seconds... http://www.instructables.com/id/Graphene-Supercapacitor-Based-Battery-Charges-In-S/
Graphene Supercapacitor Based Battery. Charges In Seconds... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/BHFI/HY12K5UG/FB3BHFIHY12K5UG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/BHFI/HY12K5UG/FB3BHFIHY12K5UG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/BHFI/HY12K5UG/FB3BHFIHY12K5UG.SMALL.jpg swest18 I've put this info up before but I hadn't revealed to anyone that it was a graphene super capacitor. After much trial and error, I figured out an excellent way to make graphene in quantities I could use to put on a film and them have rolled into a capacitor. I paid a good deal of money to have a man...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:17:39 PDT
Building a Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Joule-Thief/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:11:36 PDT
Motorized Toy Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Toy-Car/
Motorized Toy Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/VJO7/HXLMOUQ4/F93VJO7HXLMOUQ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/VJO7/HXLMOUQ4/F93VJO7HXLMOUQ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/VJO7/HXLMOUQ4/F93VJO7HXLMOUQ4.SMALL.jpg Kniterly A colleague of mine came up with this ingenious car design for our Maker Club at the public library. It is made from recycled materials and electronic components easily found at a dollar store. Supplies One oblong piece of strong cardboard 5x7.5 inches Two empty Bic-type disposable pen tubes Thi...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:18:27 PDT
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-LE-Go-Anywhere-Sensor-Pack/
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SMALL.jpg intensePancake IntroductionIn recent years, portable sensor devices have gained a lot of popularity due to their ability to give you instant, accurate information about your local environment. Some of these devices include the Sensordrone, Smart Citizen, and the Storm Tag. These devices combine portability and a...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:21:29 PDT
3D Printed Wireless Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Wireless-LazerTag-Tank/
3D Printed Wireless Tank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/7JVW/HXLMIE5V/F6O7JVWHXLMIE5V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/7JVW/HXLMIE5V/F6O7JVWHXLMIE5V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/7JVW/HXLMIE5V/F6O7JVWHXLMIE5V.SMALL.jpg 2bigbros In this Instructable I will show you how to make a wireless tank that you will be able to play with someone else or just use it a base to create bigger and better tank. This tank uses Bluetooth modules connected to Tera Term to send commands to the Arduino. I used IR Leds that are used in Lazer tag ...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:59:28 PDT
L293D/NE Motor Driver Pin Diagram http://www.instructables.com/id/L293DNE-Motor-Driver-Pin-Diagram/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:30:45 PDT
LED Foam Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Foam-Bracelet/
LED Foam Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/O09J/HXLMF5PN/F03O09JHXLMF5PN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/O09J/HXLMF5PN/F03O09JHXLMF5PN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/O09J/HXLMF5PN/F03O09JHXLMF5PN.SMALL.jpg Warriorlibrarian Make a fun light up bracelet with foam, an LED and a 3v coin battery. It's easy, fun and flashy! Materials Needed: Fun foam Fun foam flowers or other shapes Self-adhesive copper tape LED Lamp3v coin battery Self-adhesive velcro tabs Glue dot squares To Start Cut a foam strip to fit wrist. Th...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:51:10 PDT
Helping Eyes (Mountable Visual Aid) http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Eyes-Mountable-Visual-Aid/
Helping Eyes (Mountable Visual Aid) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/BONH/HXLME2FR/FBDBONHHXLME2FR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/BONH/HXLME2FR/FBDBONHHXLME2FR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/BONH/HXLME2FR/FBDBONHHXLME2FR.SMALL.jpg bergerab Do you know someone who is visually impaired? Or have you ever imagined how challenging this may be? Many with this disability navigate surprisingly well despite their lack of vision. However, accidents can still happen in certain circumstances. When a ceiling is low or the design of a building is f...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:37:26 PDT
The Ultimate USB Backup Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-USB-Backup-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:56:02 PDT
BLU - A wearable sensor/status bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/BLU-A-wearable-sensorstatus-bracelet/
BLU - A wearable sensor/status bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/STNU/HXII5AJT/F8GSTNUHXII5AJT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/STNU/HXII5AJT/F8GSTNUHXII5AJT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8G/STNU/HXII5AJT/F8GSTNUHXII5AJT.SMALL.jpg Moussaillette This project was undertaken as I was applying for Intel's "Make it Wearable" contest (https://makeit.intel.com/).Trailer of that contest: ----------------------------------Although I did not win I decided to try to build my idea. While the idea is not so simple here it is summarized [also see video]...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 15:55:29 PDT
Portable Phone/Media Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-PhoneMedia-Speaker/
Portable Phone/Media Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/QYLR/HXHRCBDR/FH7QYLRHXHRCBDR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/QYLR/HXHRCBDR/FH7QYLRHXHRCBDR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/QYLR/HXHRCBDR/FH7QYLRHXHRCBDR.SMALL.jpg Jords001 Ever wanted a speaker that's louder than normal a passive speaker but doesn't have it's own independent power source? Then this is what you have been looking for. What's Needed So for this simple Instructable you only really need three things- A portable USB speaker (I got a Cyber one for $10 and...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:34:34 PDT
Touch it, Flashlight ON !!!, cheap, no Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Flashlight-cheap-no-adruino/
Touch it, Flashlight ON !!!, cheap, no Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/FT35/HXDPD017/F0YFT35HXDPD017.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/FT35/HXDPD017/F0YFT35HXDPD017.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Y/FT35/HXDPD017/F0YFT35HXDPD017.SMALL.jpg asrivastava10 How about a flashlight that lights up when you hold it and turns off when you put it down!!!No hassle of switch or anything, just touch the the case and see the LED turn on. I was going through this site when I found an instructable to do the same thing using Arduino using capacitive touch. Well I a...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 02:45:40 PDT
Homopolar Motor Revisited http://www.instructables.com/id/Homopolar-Motor-Revisited-1/
Homopolar Motor Revisited - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/5663/HXC4PXBX/F915663HXC4PXBX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/5663/HXC4PXBX/F915663HXC4PXBX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/5663/HXC4PXBX/F915663HXC4PXBX.SMALL.jpg ashley1894 Hi there,so this is a quick project you can make in a few minutes. It's so easy and simple that A small kid could do it. If you ever run out of ideas it could be a nice presents you could make for someone you like or for yourself as decoration. So kids if you don’t know what to make for fathers or m...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 02:26:21 PDT
Seaperch http://www.instructables.com/id/Seaperch/
Seaperch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/2JZT/HX8HSNBM/FB62JZTHX8HSNBM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/2JZT/HX8HSNBM/FB62JZTHX8HSNBM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/2JZT/HX8HSNBM/FB62JZTHX8HSNBM.SMALL.jpg jocjohn A Step toward AutonomyThis Seaperch was developed for the U.S. Naval Academy’s STEM Program in an initial effort to develop an autonomous Seaperch.It employees an Arduino Uno R2 microcontroller and several sensor modules- all powered by a 12V, 9800mAh Lithium Polymer battery. It uses a 12Vdc RF remo...
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 13:57:32 PDT
Build a Low-cost Portable Wii Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Low-cost-Portable-Wii-Laptop/
Build a Low-cost Portable Wii Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/UJCS/HX6YDIIJ/FVGUJCSHX6YDIIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/UJCS/HX6YDIIJ/FVGUJCSHX6YDIIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/UJCS/HX6YDIIJ/FVGUJCSHX6YDIIJ.SMALL.jpg Shagglepuff My daily bus ride to school and back takes up a total of an hour, and has taken up a total of an hour for the past few years. This has never been much of an issue for me... but I believe that the best DIY projects are the ones that solve non-issues. Why wait in a bus when I could entertain myself an...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 22:13:05 PDT
My Third Project: Smart Tank Chassis http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Third-Project-Smart-Tank-Chassis/
My Third Project: Smart Tank Chassis - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/KER7/HX644Y6F/FPNKER7HX644Y6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/KER7/HX644Y6F/FPNKER7HX644Y6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/KER7/HX644Y6F/FPNKER7HX644Y6F.SMALL.jpg Rookie P This new toy is just arrived~ It is a smart tank chassis with L9110 on both side. After reading the datasheet and try to understand it with my very limited knowledge, it is a motor driver chip that can control the rotation direction of a motor directly. That means I can play it without using an addi...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 18:59:03 PDT
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