Instructables: exploring - technology - beam http://www.instructables.com Sat, 13 Feb 2016 09:31:08 PST BLOX v1.01 Finding the Net Force on a Beam in the Y-direction http://www.instructables.com/id/Finding-the-Net-Force-on-a-Beam-in-the-Y-direction/
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:57:51 PST
Modulating audio on a LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Modulating-Audio-on-a-LED/
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By: TheICMan

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Wed, 6 Jan 2016 07:59:31 PST
Pink Floyd Light Dispersing Poster http://www.instructables.com/id/Pink-Floyd-Light-Dispersing-Poster/
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By: PawelJ

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Mon, 28 Dec 2015 20:58:34 PST
Linkit One - Dual beam spectrometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Linkit-One-Dual-beam-spectrometer/
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Sun, 8 Nov 2015 05:44:08 PST
Homemade 90 Degree Image Erecting Prism DIY Refractor Telescope http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Erecting-Prism-DIY-Refractor-Telescope/
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Tue, 22 Sep 2015 02:33:11 PDT
Laser Alignment Aid http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Alignment-Aid/
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:35:32 PDT
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands http://www.instructables.com/id/BeamBox-A-tower-that-glows-to-your-commands/
BeamBox - A tower that glows to your commands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/3PSK/I9JRBZ45/FXE3PSKI9JRBZ45.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel BeamBox - The partly 3D printed, part hand crafted rectangular tower that glows to your commands, either pre-determined, to music or by using specialised lighting software.The design is very similar to the VortoLight but with a different goal in mind. The goal of the BeamBox is to be easy and fun to...
By: PerfectPixel

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Tue, 12 May 2015 02:56:33 PDT
Nano Photovore BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Nano-Photovore-BEAM-robot/
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:31:28 PST
Micro solar engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-solar-engine/
Micro solar engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/A1T5/I6A7NGAA/FNPA1T5I6A7NGAA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/A1T5/I6A7NGAA/FNPA1T5I6A7NGAA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/A1T5/I6A7NGAA/FNPA1T5I6A7NGAA.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean This is a tiny solar engine based on Solarbotics Miller Engine design found athttp://www.solarbotics.net Part list x3 1000uf TANT SMT cap (T495X108K006AT)x1 Hubsan quadcopter motor1uf SMT 0603 capacitor2N3904 / 2N2222 transistor SOT-231N4148 SMT diode2.7v Voltage Detector TC54VC2702ECB713x1 Solar...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:54:06 PST
Micro 555 BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-555-BEAM-robot/
Micro 555 BEAM robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The B.E.A.M robot concept was coined by Mark Tilden which inspired me to build this robot.This robot is based on a circuit design created by Manfred Schaffran.I've simply shrunk it down as small as I can to create this little B.E.A.M robot.It's self sufficient and light seeking, so it can be left to...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:07:28 PST
DIY USB Multi Mobile charger & LED light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USBMobile-charger-LED-light/
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 04:02:09 PST
Laser Tripwire Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Tripwire-Alarm/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:07:52 PST
Solar robotic beam robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-robotic-beam-robot/
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 02:06:22 PDT
Laser Pointer Light Sabers http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Pointer-Light-Sabers/
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By: Tromboner of Doom

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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 14:43:36 PST
How To Make a Simple Double-Slit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-a-Simple-Double-Slit/
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Fri, 7 Dec 2012 15:50:45 PST
Dippy Bird Kinetic Beam http://www.instructables.com/id/Dippy-Bird-Kinetic-Beam/
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 18:44:43 PDT
INCREASE LIGHT by SQUEEZING LEDs with a FRESNEL http://www.instructables.com/id/INCREASE-LIGHT-by-SQUEEZING-LEDs-with-a-FRE/
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Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:12:26 PDT
Lobsterbot - a simple LM386 based robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Lobsterbot-a-simple-LM386-based-robot/
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Fri, 10 Aug 2012 06:45:35 PDT
WLT 1.0 (line tracer) http://www.instructables.com/id/WLT-10/
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Sat, 12 May 2012 07:17:14 PDT
Steampunked plasma-beam generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunked-plasma-beam-generator/
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Thu, 8 Mar 2012 01:56:52 PST
Laser Show!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Show/
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:09:08 PST
MouseBot http://www.instructables.com/id/MouseBot/
MouseBot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/X6PK/GWQVQDGN/FWAX6PKGWQVQDGN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/X6PK/GWQVQDGN/FWAX6PKGWQVQDGN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWA/X6PK/GWQVQDGN/FWAX6PKGWQVQDGN.SMALL.jpg Wanka7a This is MouseBot. Robot that moves forward and when touch wall or something it go back or sidestep it. NOTE: while i was recording the video batteries ... died :D and mouse stopped ... a moment later the camera stopped too :D EL. Scheme and princip of work. I downloaded the schemes from the net....
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Thu, 29 Dec 2011 03:25:43 PST
Pummer Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/Pummer-Flower/
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Tue, 30 Aug 2011 11:51:54 PDT
How to Build a BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-BEAM-Symet-1/
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Sat, 21 May 2011 08:37:58 PDT
Build a Fridge Climbing Freedombot http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Fridge-Climbing-Freedombot/
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Fri, 18 Mar 2011 03:58:50 PDT
how to build a BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-build-a-BEAM-symet/
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 08:41:15 PST
LED Star Beam Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Star-Beam-Clock/
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Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:06:52 PDT
Four-Motor Laser Spirograph http://www.instructables.com/id/Four-Motor-Laser-Spirograph/
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Wed, 2 Jun 2010 15:50:04 PDT
The 'Dead Mouse' Computer Prank! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dead-Mouse-Computer-Prank/
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Fri, 2 Apr 2010 06:25:19 PDT
Beam Symet http://www.instructables.com/id/Beam-Symet/
Beam Symet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/1IQ3/G6MPGX9R/FVX1IQ3G6MPGX9R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/1IQ3/G6MPGX9R/FVX1IQ3G6MPGX9R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/1IQ3/G6MPGX9R/FVX1IQ3G6MPGX9R.SMALL.jpg pagosapig This beam Symet was built unlike most, this beam Symet is not solar powered. The circuit used is a modified version of "Led Flashing Circuit" by steven123654. The brains of the Symet is a 555 timer chip used to make the motor spin once per second. Please Rate and Comment!!
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Tue, 23 Mar 2010 11:26:34 PDT
Solar rainbow discoball! http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-rainbow-discoball/
Solar rainbow discoball! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/8MD1/G5KP7AAP/FVY8MD1G5KP7AAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/8MD1/G5KP7AAP/FVY8MD1G5KP7AAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVY/8MD1/G5KP7AAP/FVY8MD1G5KP7AAP.SMALL.jpg matthewvenn This instructable shows you how to make a solar powered rainbow disco ball! A tiny solar panel powers a motor that turns a few cut glass crystals in the sun. These project moving rainbows around your room! We use what is called a solar engine to make this work. A solar engine is like a bucket that ...
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Fri, 12 Feb 2010 12:11:09 PST
Solar Powered Battle Symet - BEAM Style http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Battle-Symet-BEAM-Style/
Solar Powered Battle Symet - BEAM Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/80AI/G51GRR25/F4T80AIG51GRR25.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/80AI/G51GRR25/F4T80AIG51GRR25.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/80AI/G51GRR25/F4T80AIG51GRR25.SMALL.jpg Solarbotics BEAM Solar Symets (a contraction from "Symmetrical Robots") were first built by Mark Tilden many years ago as a way to provide mobile plant-life to the other creatures in his Robot Jurassic Park. Being quite simple by only using one solar-engine circuit, they're quick and easy to build. These versi...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2010 15:46:12 PST
The Carpet Crawler - A BEAM Robot. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Carpet-Crawler-A-BEAM-Robot/
The Carpet Crawler - A BEAM Robot. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/POLV/G5703OP3/FJZPOLVG5703OP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/POLV/G5703OP3/FJZPOLVG5703OP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/POLV/G5703OP3/FJZPOLVG5703OP3.SMALL.jpg AndyGadget    The Carpet Crawler is a small robot which will shuffle its way across your floor.  Watch the video, and you will see how it got its name (that, and I'm an old prog rock fan at heart!).  BEAM stands for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics, and is a school of robot design working on the ...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 15:22:43 PST
The Easter Solar Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easter-Solar-Engine/
The Easter Solar Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/7DMH/G2L3BUY8/FGQ7DMHG2L3BUY8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/7DMH/G2L3BUY8/FGQ7DMHG2L3BUY8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/7DMH/G2L3BUY8/FGQ7DMHG2L3BUY8.SMALL.jpg TinkerJim A Solar Engine is a circuit that takes in and stores electrical energy from solar cells, and when a predetermined amount has accumulated, it switches on to drive a motor or other actuator.  A solar engine is not really an 'engine' in itself, but that is its name by established usage.  It does provid...
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Sun, 3 Jan 2010 10:58:32 PST
Solar Powered Miniball Wannabe http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Miniball-Wannabe/
Solar Powered Miniball Wannabe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/BFE9/FYTCL421/FX1BFE9FYTCL421.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/BFE9/FYTCL421/FX1BFE9FYTCL421.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/BFE9/FYTCL421/FX1BFE9FYTCL421.SMALL.jpg 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
How To Modify A Hitec HS-65HB Servo W/Kryptonite Gears For Continuous Rotation http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Modify-A-Hitec-HS-65HB-Servo-For-Continuous/
How To Modify A Hitec HS-65HB Servo W/Kryptonite Gears For Continuous Rotation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/REHC/FXA2OKJ5/FYUREHCFXA2OKJ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/REHC/FXA2OKJ5/FYUREHCFXA2OKJ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/REHC/FXA2OKJ5/FYUREHCFXA2OKJ5.SMALL.jpg Zeitron Presenting the Hitec HS-65HB, one of the the best micro servo's available with Karbonite Gears. So what's so special about this servo? Well how about 31 ounces/inch of torque and 0.11 sec speeds at 6 volts in a compact 23.60 x 11.60 x 24.00mm footprint, Super Strong Karbonite Gears capable of cycles...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:13:45 PDT
Solar Spinner - Magbot (200 rpm with no motor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Spinner/
Solar Spinner - Magbot (200 rpm with no motor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/L7PR/FUVSGH4W/F6HL7PRFUVSGH4W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/L7PR/FUVSGH4W/F6HL7PRFUVSGH4W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/L7PR/FUVSGH4W/F6HL7PRFUVSGH4W.SMALL.jpg FreeBaseBuzz Cool Solar Spinner from JunkTotal Spend: US$ 0.75 that's right, 75 cents! everything else was recovered from old electronic junkThis solar powered ornament spins at up to 200 rpm in direct sunlight and was made in about 5hrs. 2 spinners in early morning sun. This instructable is for the rear one.P...
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Sun, 24 May 2009 02:45:52 PDT
How to make a high power burning blueray laser! Easy,cheap and focusable! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-high-power-burning-blueray-laser-Ea/
How to make a high power burning blueray laser! Easy,cheap and focusable! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/GH3M/FTTOT0V3/FMRGH3MFTTOT0V3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/GH3M/FTTOT0V3/FMRGH3MFTTOT0V3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/GH3M/FTTOT0V3/FMRGH3MFTTOT0V3.SMALL.jpg LaserRain This is a DIY guide on how to make your HIGH POWER burning BLUE-ray laser. WARNING: You are dealing with very high power lasers that will blind anyone in under half a secound if shined into your eyes or anyone elses eyes! Now onto the first PIC! :D Parts PartsDiode in aixiz module 19 USD. h...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 02:56:03 PDT
Easy robot: light follower http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-robot-light-follower/
Easy robot: light follower - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/NPNT/FROAALSM/F8FNPNTFROAALSM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/NPNT/FROAALSM/F8FNPNTFROAALSM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/NPNT/FROAALSM/F8FNPNTFROAALSM.SMALL.jpg dunnos No programming or microchips!Robots, the most awesome thing there is, especially when allot of people can build it!I got this robot from a friend as a present. thank you Rudolf.Anyway, this robot uses 2 Light dependent resistors to sense light and drive toward it.Warning,Soldering iron-hot-hurtsTha...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2009 01:13:20 PST
Laser Beam Alarm System with Rechargeable Battery for Laser http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Beam-Alarm-System-with-Rechargeable-Battery-/
Laser Beam Alarm System with Rechargeable Battery for Laser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/PHOB/FPWWRIF9/FEWPHOBFPWWRIF9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/PHOB/FPWWRIF9/FEWPHOBFPWWRIF9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/PHOB/FPWWRIF9/FEWPHOBFPWWRIF9.SMALL.jpg revhead Hi Everybody... I'm Revhead, and this is my first instructable so please feel free to give me advise and point out areas in which to improve. The inspiration for this project came from Kipkay who posted a similar version (PROTECT YOUR HOME WITH LASER BEAMS) After looking at the comments from his ins...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2009 17:29:58 PST
Guitar Amplifier Directivity Modifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Amplifier-Speaker-Directivity-Modifier-Bea/
Guitar Amplifier Directivity Modifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/UNB6/FPKFD9WZ/FXOUNB6FPKFD9WZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/UNB6/FPKFD9WZ/FXOUNB6FPKFD9WZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXO/UNB6/FPKFD9WZ/FXOUNB6FPKFD9WZ.SMALL.jpg michaelconnor Background:This instructable is a direct implementation of the "Mitchell Doughnut" guitar speaker directivity modifier proposed by Jay Mitchell from The Gear Page discussion forum. The most relevant discussion can be found in the Speaker Directivity thread.Purpose:A typical guitar amplifier with a ...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2009 18:30:01 PST
How to modify a servo motor for continuous rotation ( One motor walker robot ) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-modify-a-servo-motor-for-continuous-rotatio/
How to modify a servo motor for continuous rotation ( One motor walker robot ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/XMED/FHOI1YIU/F2GXMEDFHOI1YIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/XMED/FHOI1YIU/F2GXMEDFHOI1YIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/XMED/FHOI1YIU/F2GXMEDFHOI1YIU.SMALL.jpg robomaniac This instructable is part of the one motor walker.http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-the-one-motor-walker/There are trillions of tutorial like this, I know :-)They where taking at school during lunch break with a Sony Mavica camera ( floppy disk )!5 febuary 2001, 12:18:50 How to modify a...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:20:35 PDT
How to freeform the bicore ( BEAM robotics ) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-freeform-the-bicore-BEAM-robotics-/
How to freeform the bicore ( BEAM robotics ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/4KZV/FHOHI5UP/F874KZVFHOHI5UP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/4KZV/FHOHI5UP/F874KZVFHOHI5UP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/4KZV/FHOHI5UP/F874KZVFHOHI5UP.SMALL.gif robomaniac This instructable is part of the one motor walker.http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-the-one-motor-walker/The bicore or suspended bicore is the name given to a little circuit created by Mark Tilden. He is the founder of BEAM robotics. BEAM robotics is an acronym for Biology, Electronics, A...
By: robomaniac

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Mon, 14 Jul 2008 13:17:28 PDT
How to build the one motor walker! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-the-one-motor-walker/
How to build the one motor walker! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/66ST/FFRD437D/F0T66STFFRD437D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/66ST/FFRD437D/F0T66STFFRD437D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0T/66ST/FFRD437D/F0T66STFFRD437D.SMALL.jpg robomaniac Welcome! Here is Instructables on how to build a walker with only one motor! This design is base on the principal of B.E.A.M robotics! Building simple and elegant robot inspired by insect. This robot was build back in 2000 and want to show you how to build it. Beware this is a complex projec...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2008 15:33:10 PDT
How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited ) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Robot-The-BeetleBot-v2-Revisite/
How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot v2 ( Revisited ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/9MB8/FHY0HAKC/F0H9MB8FHY0HAKC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/9MB8/FHY0HAKC/F0H9MB8FHY0HAKC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0H/9MB8/FHY0HAKC/F0H9MB8FHY0HAKC.SMALL.jpg robomaniac This is the beetle robot instructables revisited a la MythBusters style! I originally made a instructables about my beetle robot version 1. It is now time to show you a new version of this wonderful robot. This new version is much easier to build and fool proof! The beetle robot (Beetle bot), is a...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2008 18:46:15 PDT
Xanboo/Homesite Laser Break Beam Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/XanbooHomesite-Laser-Break-Beam-Sensor/
Xanboo/Homesite Laser Break Beam Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/OKS9/FDYPTDSX/FBKOKS9FDYPTDSX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/OKS9/FDYPTDSX/FBKOKS9FDYPTDSX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBK/OKS9/FDYPTDSX/FBKOKS9FDYPTDSX.SMALL.jpg krich I want a Hollywood style laser beam sensor to play with. The problem is that I have a pile of Motorola Homesight cameras and sensor, but none of them have lasers! This project documents my trials, failures, and successes in building a laser sensor out of spare parts I wasn't going to use while get...
By: krich

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Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:03:42 PDT
JOBOT.2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/JOBOT.2.0/
JOBOT.2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/OF1Q/FE6F1C93/FU2OF1QFE6F1C93.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/OF1Q/FE6F1C93/FU2OF1QFE6F1C93.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/OF1Q/FE6F1C93/FU2OF1QFE6F1C93.SMALL.jpg Hladek A Robot constructed in Design Lab: 5 at Parsons School for Design by Joseph Hladek using a Propeller chip and integrated sensors.ENTER SITE
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Tue, 25 Mar 2008 13:56:12 PDT
USB powered burner! this project can burn through plastics/ wood / paper(fun project also has to be very fine wood) http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-powered-burner-this-project-can-burn-through-/
USB powered burner! this project can burn through plastics/ wood / paper(fun project also has to be very fine wood) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/9RWK/FCYT8ZJN/FU49RWKFCYT8ZJN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/9RWK/FCYT8ZJN/FU49RWKFCYT8ZJN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/9RWK/FCYT8ZJN/FU49RWKFCYT8ZJN.SMALL.jpg dean-101 DO NOT MAKE THIS USING USB!!!! i found out that it can damage your computer from all the comments. my computer is fine tho. Use a 600ma 5v phone charger. i used this and it works fine and nothing can be damaged if u use a safety plug to stop power surges.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!this project will...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2008 13:13:26 PST
How to write with a blue or green laser pointer and take photos http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-write-with-a-blue-or-green-laser-pointer-an/
How to write with a blue or green laser pointer and take photos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/Z6Q2/FC17J31V/FPWZ6Q2FC17J31V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/Z6Q2/FC17J31V/FPWZ6Q2FC17J31V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/Z6Q2/FC17J31V/FPWZ6Q2FC17J31V.SMALL.jpg grannybasher A simple instructable that will explain how to write use a laser pointer to write on surfaces such as buildings, the ground etc for really cool photos. Camera and settings The first thing you need is a decent camera such as this Nikon coolpixs6 from http://www.nikonusa.comNext is the most critica...
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Wed, 30 Jan 2008 01:10:20 PST
Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray: An Experiment in Optics http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-Fresnel-Lens-Deathray-An-Experiment-in-Opti/
Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray: An Experiment in Optics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/KHMU/FAKWPFXT/FYXKHMUFAKWPFXT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/KHMU/FAKWPFXT/FYXKHMUFAKWPFXT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/KHMU/FAKWPFXT/FYXKHMUFAKWPFXT.SMALL.gif DrSimons So you don't have access to your own rail gun or military space laser....but never fear, we'll use the 1000 Watts/m2 of free sunlight in your backyard! But how?....A 13 square foot magnifying glass!Seriously. A solid glass lens that size would be silly, but instead we can use a 4 foot wide Fresnel l...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2007 15:42:56 PST