Instructables: exploring - technology - cheap - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:26:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 Simple and Cheap Air Cooler with Computer Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Cheap-Air-Cooler-with-Computer-Fans/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:08:33 PDT
DIY tablet: Powerful, Easy-to-make, (relatively) cheap [Part 1: the guts] http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-tablet-Powerful-Easy-to-make-relatively-cheap-/
DIY tablet: Powerful, Easy-to-make, (relatively) cheap [Part 1: the guts] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/4KH3/I70XIT59/FZM4KH3I70XIT59.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/4KH3/I70XIT59/FZM4KH3I70XIT59.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/4KH3/I70XIT59/FZM4KH3I70XIT59.SMALL.jpg TeddyIndustries Hi everyone! This is my first Instructable and I'm really excited to share it with you! Now, given that you are on this site or app, I'd guess that you'd probably have at least one idea that hit you like a baseball bat and then occupied the outer fringes of your neocortex ever since. This happened t...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 08:32:01 PDT
Cheap Bluetooth Stereo System http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Bluetooth-Stereo-System/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:56:47 PST
Vintage Waterproof Boom Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Waterproof-Boom-Box/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:35:12 PST
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-New-Life-into-a-Old-Computer/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:39:02 PST
DIY AA Batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Batteries/
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:59:48 PST
Vinyl to Digital: Converting Your Record Collection on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Vinyl-to-Digital-Converting-Your-Record-Collection/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:25:14 PST
Make Your Own Desktop LED Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Desktop-LED-Lamp/
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:09:50 PST
PVC Phone Speaker Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Phone-Speaker-Amplifier/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:43:34 PST
PCB Laminator on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Laminator-on-the-Cheap/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:08:12 PST
MacroCase - A DIY Phone Case for Macro Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/MacroCase-A-DIY-Phone-Case-for-Macro-Photography/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:34 PST
Cheap Artbots for Workshops http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Artbots-for-Workshops/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2015 18:24:04 PST
Build A Cheap Handcrafted CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Cheap-Handcrafted-CNC-Mill-Unfinished-Prototype/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:42:43 PST
Disabled hoist lift http://www.instructables.com/id/Disabled-hoist-lift/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 15:21:12 PST
More Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Battbot http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Chassis-for-Cheap-Robots-1-Battbot/
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:52:04 PST
Toilet Paper Tube Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Toilet-Paper-Tube-Torch/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:01:15 PDT
Smart Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Station/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 17:09:22 PST
3D Printed Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Speaker/
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:37:19 PDT
Low Cost Video Stabilizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Video-Stabilizer/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:18:48 PDT
3D Printing with metals at home! http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-with-metals-at-home/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:19:54 PDT
Turn any printer into a wireless printer with a Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-any-printer-into-a-wireless-printer-with-a-Ra/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:53:24 PDT
Ironman's Mark 3 Arc Reactor cheap and Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/Ironmans-Mark-3-Arc-Reactor-cheap-and-Easy/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 06:04:14 PDT
Octo-Light: LED Camera Ring http://www.instructables.com/id/Octo-Light/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:00:39 PDT
Line Sensors for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Line-Sensors-for-Cheap-Robots/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 16:41:37 PDT
The Ultimate DIY Guide to Quadcopters http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-DIY-Guide-for-Quadcopters-1/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 15:55:13 PDT
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter (in apprx 200 USD) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-crash-resistant-portable-T-Copter/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:43:26 PDT
How to Make Your Own Robot Cheetah http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-Own-Robot-Cheetah/
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 07:38:50 PDT
NFC Ring Lock Box http://www.instructables.com/id/NFC-Ring-Lock-Box/
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 14:27:43 PDT
Cardboard Robot Arm for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Robot-Arm-for-Cheap-Robots/
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:37:43 PDT
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) http://www.instructables.com/id/Aergia-The-Android-controlled-TV-Remote/
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/NPTF/HYPNXVDP/F8INPTFHYPNXVDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/NPTF/HYPNXVDP/F8INPTFHYPNXVDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/NPTF/HYPNXVDP/F8INPTFHYPNXVDP.SMALL.jpg Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves Have you ever faced this situation while sitting on your favorite spot on the couch or recliner, comfortably watching your favorite TV program? You're snugly tucked under the blanket, the air conditioning is pleasantly cool, the sun outside is shining it's delicate warm golden rays on the closed win...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:54:56 PDT
Motors and Wheels for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Motors-and-Wheels-for-Cheap-Robots/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:42:15 PDT
Cheap wireless transmission between two Arduinos with Infrared http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-wireless-transmission-between-two-Arduinos-w/
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:52:58 PDT
DIY Super Macro Camera for FREE http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Super-Macro-Camera-for-FREE/
DIY Super Macro Camera for FREE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/U2DG/HWFLN3PZ/FLBU2DGHWFLN3PZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/U2DG/HWFLN3PZ/FLBU2DGHWFLN3PZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/U2DG/HWFLN3PZ/FLBU2DGHWFLN3PZ.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen Make your camera phone into a super macro camera for a cost next to nothing! Super easy to make with basic tools and stuff around the house.The phone used is Samsung Galaxy S2Things you will need:A good magnifying lens,2 screws and one springand if you want, a back cover (used or new)Tools needed:Sc...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:45:18 PDT
Sous Vide Oven Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Sous-Vide-Oven-Controller/
Sous Vide Oven Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EINZ/HWUJTKWJ/FH1EINZHWUJTKWJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EINZ/HWUJTKWJ/FH1EINZHWUJTKWJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/EINZ/HWUJTKWJ/FH1EINZHWUJTKWJ.SMALL.gif 24Eng Instead of cutting apart a perfectly good Crock Pot this build will show you how to build a controller your appliance you can plug into. This modular approach means you do not need to buy a second appliance. If you have an old rice cooker in the cabinet you can make it a sous vide oven.The tricky p...
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 06:52:53 PDT
Poor Man's 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-3D-Printer/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 07:51:14 PDT
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Coffins-DIYing-Free/
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8B/RQDG/HVQFE18I/F8BRQDGHVQFE18I.SMALL.jpg Justin Tyler Tate In paying respect to the dead, to our loved ones, we often forget the cost of that respect. DIYing Free (http://diyingfree.weebly.com) is a website/project/intervention seeking to alleviate the economical and ecological costs of death through design and technology. Through the following Instructable...
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Wed, 28 May 2014 04:43:00 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 PWM generator and Servo tester! Updated Code! http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny254585-PWM-generator-and-Servo-tester/
Attiny25/45/85 PWM generator and Servo tester! Updated Code! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/6DC1/HTZULNS7/FMG6DC1HTZULNS7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/6DC1/HTZULNS7/FMG6DC1HTZULNS7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMG/6DC1/HTZULNS7/FMG6DC1HTZULNS7.SMALL.jpg Jan_Henrik Hello, in this project I want to show you how to build a PWM generator with a Attiny processor. It is very easy to build and a nice project for starters as also for professionals. You will need some electronic knowledge and some knowledge about Arduino. It wont be to hard, because i already wrote a ...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:51:47 PDT
Make A Cheap Lithium Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Cheap-Lithium-Battery-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:55:27 PDT
Cheap, Easy, Universal Filament holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Universal-Filament-holder/
Cheap, Easy, Universal Filament holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/5NK3/HTS5DB1S/FFD5NK3HTS5DB1S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/5NK3/HTS5DB1S/FFD5NK3HTS5DB1S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/5NK3/HTS5DB1S/FFD5NK3HTS5DB1S.SMALL.jpg drac5290 I recently bought myself a Printrbot jr v2 and I have loved how easy it is to use and tinker with. The only real problem I have found with it is the filament roll holders that come standard (image 3 and 4) can not hold all rolls of filament I own. As anyone who has bought filament online will ...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:04:27 PDT
Cheap Macro-Softbox / Bouncer for external Flash / Speedlight (DSLR) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Macro-Softbox-Bouncer-for-external-Flash-Spe/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4MIK/HSRTGFIH/F0G4MIKHSRTGFIH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4MIK/HSRTGFIH/F0G4MIKHSRTGFIH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4MIK/HSRTGFIH/F0G4MIKHSRTGFIH.SMALL.jpg confu Here´s a really quick and dirt-cheap way to modify an external flash for using it in macro-photography. An external flash (at least one mounted on the top of your camera) won´t help much trying to illuminate an object right in front of your lens. So you have to get it´s light to go where you need i...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:50:17 PDT
OpenSquare - Write big with a RC car http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenSquare-Write-big-with-a-RC-car/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:00:54 PST
Raspberry Pi as Hi-Fi player with RuneAudio http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-as-Hi-Fi-player-with-RuneAudio/
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:32:56 PST
DIY Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Speaker-PartyBar/
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By: ASCAS

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:21:00 PST
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) http://www.instructables.com/id/300-Altoids-Charger-EASY-BUILD-CHEAP/
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SMALL.jpg snow1434 I know your thinking i have seen hundreds of these but have you ever seen one so easy to build? LETS GET STARTED Things you will need : L78MO5CV Voltage Regulator http://www.taydaelectronics.com/ic-integrated-circuits/voltage-regulators/lm7805-l7805-7805-voltage-regulator-ic-5v-1-5a.html ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
DIY Smartphone Film Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smartphone-Film-Scanner/
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By: ASCAS

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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:38:34 PST
Build an RC Blimp for less than $13 http://www.instructables.com/id/13-RC-Blimp/
Build an RC Blimp for less than $13 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/VQ8A/HO7XN53W/FKCVQ8AHO7XN53W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/VQ8A/HO7XN53W/FKCVQ8AHO7XN53W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/VQ8A/HO7XN53W/FKCVQ8AHO7XN53W.SMALL.jpg masynmachien One of the themes in my RC Blimp projects is building them smaller and smaller. First, because I like small things, but also to save on helium. However, using lightweight RC gear usually raises the build cost. So in this project, I explored hacking a cheap toy RC car (scale 1/64) for the RC gear. I...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:43:30 PST
DIY HiFi Bookshelf Speakers (Studio Reference) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-HiFi-Bookshelf-Speakers-Studio-Reference/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:49:45 PST
Cheap Alternative for EL Wire! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Alternative-for-EL-Wire/
Cheap Alternative for EL Wire! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KU1R/HN82JXQV/FT6KU1RHN82JXQV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KU1R/HN82JXQV/FT6KU1RHN82JXQV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KU1R/HN82JXQV/FT6KU1RHN82JXQV.SMALL.jpg th3_jungle_inv3ntor Howdy there!  El wire is way cool, but the problem is I have never had any of it, or even seen it in real life.  I live in the jungle, and am an extreme cheap skate when it comes to buying things.  To order something and have it sent here would be expensive and take "forever" for a young inventor ex...
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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:57:22 PDT
Cheap and Easy SD WAVE Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-SD-WAVE-Player/
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:44:56 PDT
DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-USB-Solar-Charger-20-4-Ports/
DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/MDOY/HKVLCQAG/FIDMDOYHKVLCQAG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/MDOY/HKVLCQAG/FIDMDOYHKVLCQAG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/MDOY/HKVLCQAG/FIDMDOYHKVLCQAG.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Dreamed of making a cheap and "EXTREMELY RELIABLE" portable USB solar charger? Here's a quick tutorial, revealing how I made mine with a budget less than $20! ___________________________________________________________________________________ I have so many uses for it. When we travel and go camping...
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:51:14 PDT