Instructables: exploring - technology - cheap - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 1 Oct 2016 01:52:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 Solar High Power LED Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-High-Powered-LED-Lantern/
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Thu, 8 Sep 2016 14:43:48 PDT
How to Make Simple Solar Powered Air Cooler Cheap and Easy Full Tutorial Step by Step Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Simple-Solar-Powered-Air-Cooler-Cheap-/
How to Make Simple Solar Powered Air Cooler Cheap and Easy Full Tutorial Step by Step Guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/X2IU/IT22TY1Z/F7IX2IUIT22TY1Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/X2IU/IT22TY1Z/F7IX2IUIT22TY1Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7I/X2IU/IT22TY1Z/F7IX2IUIT22TY1Z.SMALL.jpg RaheelT1 MATERIALS: 1) SOLAR PLATE (150 WATTS ,PHOTO VOLTAIC MODULE INCLUDED) 2) A WIRE OF LOW RESISTANCE TO CONNECT COOLER TO SOLAR PLATE + 2 TEN AMPERE BUTTONS 3) DC MOTOR OF ABOUT 8 AMPERES 4) FAN BLADES OF YOUR CHOICE 5) AQUARIUM WATER PUMP (POWER OF 2 TO 4 METERS) 6) RUBBER GAS PIPES 2...
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Mon, 12 Sep 2016 07:17:53 PDT
Arduino Baby high chair light game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Baby-High-Chair-Light-Game/
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Tue, 27 Sep 2016 06:45:02 PDT
Articulating 70W Spectrum-Balanced LED Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Articulating-70W-Spectrum-Balanced-LED-Panel-Doesn/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:42:47 PDT
FULLY FUNCTIONAL Camera Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/FULLY-FUNCTIONAL-Camera-Costume/
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Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:41:10 PDT
Simple Lightsaber http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Lightsaber-1/
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Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:15:38 PDT
How to change LED color http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Change-LED-Color/
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Sun, 11 Sep 2016 03:46:39 PDT
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter (in apprx 200 USD) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-crash-resistant-portable-T-Copter/
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter (in apprx 200 USD) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SMALL.jpg All that i do Hello People of the world.One fine morning, I woke up and decided to find out what is going on in the world of aeromodelling. I was surprised to see the world had been overtaken by drones. There were multirotors everywhere and everyone was making one for themselves.So I decided to make one for mysel...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:43:26 PDT
Solar Tracking System http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Tracking-System/
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Tue, 6 Sep 2016 08:59:39 PDT
Light Box From Cardboard Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Box-From-Cardboard-Box/
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Fri, 2 Sep 2016 18:16:23 PDT
DIY "PRO" DSLR slider for $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PRO-DSLR-Slider-for-10/
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Sat, 13 Aug 2016 08:26:14 PDT
KeyPi - A cheap portable Raspberry Pi 3 Laptop under $80 http://www.instructables.com/id/KeyPi-a-Cheap-Portable-Raspberry-Pi-laptop-Under-8/
KeyPi - A cheap portable Raspberry Pi 3 Laptop under $80 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/298W/IRUGC62K/FY2298WIRUGC62K.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/298W/IRUGC62K/FY2298WIRUGC62K.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/298W/IRUGC62K/FY2298WIRUGC62K.SMALL.jpg MichaelO162 ***UPDATE***Hi Everyone! Firstly thank you for all the support and feedback, the community here is awesome :)Here are answers to some questions: Why did you make this?I wanted to make a portable computer that had a full sized keyboard. I felt that this form factor was very compact and most of all ea...
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Mon, 1 Aug 2016 11:59:09 PDT
Easy to build 9000mah power bank for camping use http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-Build-9000mah-Power-Bank-for-Camping-Use/
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 06:41:10 PDT
Small & Useful Water Level Indicator|Low Water Planting http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Useful-Water-Level-IndicatorLow-Water-Planti/
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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 07:45:11 PDT
USB Powered Laptop Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-Laptop-Charger/
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Sun, 10 Jul 2016 20:50:12 PDT
LED FLASHLIGHT http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-TORCH-1/
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Thu, 7 Jul 2016 03:55:17 PDT
LCD 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/LCD-3D-Printer/
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:44:28 PDT
Cheap USB Digital Voltmeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-USB-Digital-Voltmeter/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 05:39:17 PDT
Quick, dirty and cheap laser engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Dirty-and-Cheap-Laser-Engraver/
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Thu, 23 Jun 2016 04:50:21 PDT
DIY RELAY MODULE http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-RELAY-MODULE/
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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 12:23:44 PDT
Burning Words Into Wood With Electricity http://www.instructables.com/id/Burning-Words-Into-Wood-With-Electricity/
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:02:48 PDT
$100 Smart Mirror Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/100-Smart-Mirror-Pi/
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Wed, 8 Jun 2016 02:30:13 PDT
3D Printed button, Low budget & super easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Button-Low-Budget-Super-Easy/
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Sun, 29 May 2016 16:01:38 PDT
Penny Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Penny-Battery-3/
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Wed, 18 May 2016 14:55:03 PDT
Speed Controllers for Cheap Robots, Part 2: PID Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Speed-Controllers-for-Cheap-Robots-Part-2-PID-Cont/
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Tue, 17 May 2016 17:57:15 PDT
DIY Beginners LEDs Controller (<20$) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Beginners-LEDs-Controller-20/
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Sun, 15 May 2016 07:57:52 PDT
Speed Controllers for Cheap Robots, part 1: Shaft Encoders http://www.instructables.com/id/Speed-Controllers-for-Cheap-Robots-Part-1-Shaft-En/
Speed Controllers for Cheap Robots, part 1: Shaft Encoders - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/LXUR/IO2TO33T/F4ILXURIO2TO33T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/LXUR/IO2TO33T/F4ILXURIO2TO33T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/LXUR/IO2TO33T/F4ILXURIO2TO33T.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Can you tell why I've been excited for this project? Do you know how seriously cool this is?"No, Jay," I can hear you say, sighing as you fortify yourself for another excited explanation. "Why don't you explain it to us?"Okay, let me back up and calm down a bit.I've had the idea for this project ban...
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Wed, 11 May 2016 16:37:50 PDT
DIY Arduino 3D IR Gesture Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-Build-DIY-Arduino-3D-IR-Gesture-Sensor/
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Sun, 8 May 2016 11:32:43 PDT
Cheap retro gaming arcade table with integrated display http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Retro-Gaming-Arcade-Table-With-Integrated-Di/
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Sun, 8 May 2016 17:32:24 PDT
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hack-Your-Hot-Girlfriends-Nightlight-With-Y/
Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8S/9Z1J/INYTZSP8/F8S9Z1JINYTZSP8.SMALL.jpg Ruben Marc Speybrouck Control ANY light or electrical appliance with you tablet or smartphone (wifi) using arduino, blynk and a wemos / ESP8266 boardIn this tutorial we will be making something I call a wifi controlled ac switch. (But it also works for DC applications that are powered by a wall outlet) Basically we will ...
By: Ruben Marc Speybrouck

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Fri, 6 May 2016 05:02:40 PDT
Arduino Bluetooth Tank with Custom Android Application (V1.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Bluetooth-Tank-With-Custom-Android-Applica/
Arduino Bluetooth Tank with Custom Android Application (V1.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/FXWI/INS1A05Z/FB0FXWIINS1A05Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/FXWI/INS1A05Z/FB0FXWIINS1A05Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/FXWI/INS1A05Z/FB0FXWIINS1A05Z.SMALL.jpg JackSoldano Hello! this is a guide for how to build a simple and cheap Arduino based Bluetooth tank. This is the first stage of this project and only involves the development of a moving tank track based vehicle. The second stage is the Android Application that will be used to control the tank. I intend to buil...
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Wed, 4 May 2016 15:25:13 PDT
Robot fish (for Cistern inspection) http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Fish-for-Cistern-Inspection/
Robot fish (for Cistern inspection) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/FF41/INS14WU0/F7RFF41INS14WU0.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/FF41/INS14WU0/F7RFF41INS14WU0.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/FF41/INS14WU0/F7RFF41INS14WU0.SMALL.gif cartonerdd In this project, will be described step by step, the process of doing a robot fish. It is not easy for electronics to survive aquatics. This robot has some basic behaviors, for example, when the nose sensor detects a collision, the fish turns in order to avoid the obstacle. Materials One of the r...
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Tue, 3 May 2016 22:23:07 PDT
Making Lichtenberg Figures in Wood http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Lichtenberg-Figures-in-Wood/
Making Lichtenberg Figures in Wood - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/F25M/INPE8DYK/FBGF25MINPE8DYK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/F25M/INPE8DYK/FBGF25MINPE8DYK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/F25M/INPE8DYK/FBGF25MINPE8DYK.SMALL.jpg austiwawa Lichtenberg Figures! Burning fractal images into wood!In this Instructable I will be showing you how you can burn some amazing fractal images into wood. This project is cheap and it might not even cost you anything! All you need is an old microwave. Let's get started. Watch the Video! https://ww...
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Mon, 2 May 2016 17:43:32 PDT
How To Make a Portable Solar Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Portable-Solar-Generator/
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:04:30 PDT
AC PWM dimmer for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/AC-PWM-Dimmer-for-Arduino/
AC PWM dimmer for Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/EQX5/IMGLKUX7/FOREQX5IMGLKUX7.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/EQX5/IMGLKUX7/FOREQX5IMGLKUX7.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/EQX5/IMGLKUX7/FOREQX5IMGLKUX7.SMALL.jpg diy_bloke Warning: this project uses deadly voltages, as well as a sizeable capacitor to store these deadly voltages. Even after you disconnect the circuit from the grid, the capacitor still can give you a jolt to remember!!Over 3 years ago, I published a simpel TRIAC AC dimmer for the arduino. That proved to...
By: diy_bloke

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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 05:39:13 PDT
$3 Bluetooth HID Module (HC05 with RN42 firmware) http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Bluetooth-HID-Module-HC05-With-RN42-Firmware/
$3 Bluetooth HID Module (HC05 with RN42 firmware) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/1MMD/IM560JOW/FUW1MMDIM560JOW.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/1MMD/IM560JOW/FUW1MMDIM560JOW.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/1MMD/IM560JOW/FUW1MMDIM560JOW.SMALL.jpg EvanKale Bluetooth HID (human interface device) modules will let you create bluetooth peripherals that can pair with mobile devices out-of-the-box (like bluetooth keyboards, gamepads, mice, etc.).If we're looking to build our own bluetooth HID device, the hefty price of a single HID module can spike the budg...
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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 08:59:25 PDT
Easy DIY Crystal Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Crystal-Lamp/
Easy DIY Crystal Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/V80W/IM28Z589/FW9V80WIM28Z589.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/V80W/IM28Z589/FW9V80WIM28Z589.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/V80W/IM28Z589/FW9V80WIM28Z589.SMALL.jpg saige hill i realy wanted a lamp or my new rose quartz tip , so today im going to show you how to make a cheap one , or free! Type pressure and timed :you will needLEDcanister9V batteryclip :battery clip and all of above LIGHTS! for pressure :wrap the wire from the led around the positive and negative po...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2016 00:09:18 PDT
GoPro to DSLR Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Go-Pro-to-DSLR-Mount/
GoPro to DSLR Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/3O18/IM2AZMBP/FUN3O18IM2AZMBP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/3O18/IM2AZMBP/FUN3O18IM2AZMBP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/3O18/IM2AZMBP/FUN3O18IM2AZMBP.SMALL.jpg Jens De Sneyder As a photography and videography enthousiast, I got inspired by the short movie 'Above SF' by Marc Donahue to make a short movie myself about my upcoming trip to Warsaw. I have a DSLR camera and a GoPro Session, so I only had to find a way to connect them together.Which I eventually did! ​Things ...
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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 11:46:20 PDT
Simple and Cheap Homemade Air Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Cheap-Homemade-Air-Filter/
Simple and Cheap Homemade Air Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/WUSB/IM0THMM3/FQ2WUSBIM0THMM3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/WUSB/IM0THMM3/FQ2WUSBIM0THMM3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/WUSB/IM0THMM3/FQ2WUSBIM0THMM3.SMALL.jpg kiserwr This is a guide for your average DIYer that wants a cheap and easy solution to improve the indoor air quality of his/her medium to small sized living space. By forcing air through activated carbon, you can effectively “scrub” the air of organic particles and other pollutants like dust. This scrubbin...
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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 03:23:16 PDT
Portable Laptop Charger (Cheap and Easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Laptop-Charger-Cheap-and-Easy/
Portable Laptop Charger (Cheap and Easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/MDVT/ILWJ5F1O/FIHMDVTILWJ5F1O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/MDVT/ILWJ5F1O/FIHMDVTILWJ5F1O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/MDVT/ILWJ5F1O/FIHMDVTILWJ5F1O.SMALL.jpg blorgggg Charge your LAPTOP with inexpensive 5-volt cellphone battery packs! Get crazy long lasting power anywhere, planes, trains, jungles! It's also only about $5 more than a regular cellphone charger. The total cost is only about $10-$30! You don't even need to solder, you just need to screw some wires t...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:16:35 PDT
Vibration Sensor Homemade http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibration-Sensor-Homemade/
Vibration Sensor Homemade - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/MTPV/ILJSHQWY/FJNMTPVILJSHQWY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/MTPV/ILJSHQWY/FJNMTPVILJSHQWY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/MTPV/ILJSHQWY/FJNMTPVILJSHQWY.SMALL.jpg ArifSae Used this sensor in this project. http://www.instructables.com/id/Jum-Jum-the-Jumping-Board/Edit: 10 Mar 2016: Found some tips for circuit to work better - Must check last part.Hello everyone. I am a graphic designer with a restless soul (my site http://www.inoace.com). I loved doing electronics...
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Wed, 9 Mar 2016 07:08:09 PST
PC Construction How To http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Construction-How-To/
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By: HeroXXXHero

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Wed, 2 Mar 2016 10:04:43 PST
Lithium Ion Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Lithium-Ion-Charger/
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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 20:49:10 PST
How to make Simple water level Indicator http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Simple-Water-Level-Indicator/
How to make Simple water level Indicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/6DNF/IKZSB0MV/F6I6DNFIKZSB0MV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/6DNF/IKZSB0MV/F6I6DNFIKZSB0MV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/6DNF/IKZSB0MV/F6I6DNFIKZSB0MV.SMALL.jpg balsuryana Do you want to make water level indicator for easy! Try this. This simple water level indicator no needs Transistor or IC. I Make this for another project! this can use for Water bottle, Water tank, or another things you want to use this The schematic Follow the schematic. You can use brea...
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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 03:22:30 PST
Hacking SNES Pads to Make Arcade Style Controllers for Retropie http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-SNES-Pads-to-Make-Arcade-Style-Controllers/
Hacking SNES Pads to Make Arcade Style Controllers for Retropie - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/2FC3/IKWXEER2/FK32FC3IKWXEER2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/2FC3/IKWXEER2/FK32FC3IKWXEER2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/2FC3/IKWXEER2/FK32FC3IKWXEER2.SMALL.jpg MrHermito Hi, and thanks for taking some time to read my amazing tutorial. My little sister's birthday is on February 25, she is turning 29 and I guess she started feeling a little bit old because she asked me to give her one of my Super Nintendos and a Super Mario World cartridge (I have 2 SNES and a SFC wit...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 17:22:12 PST
WAVE- The Ultimate Helping Hands Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVE-the-Ultimate-Helping-Hands-Device/
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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:02:56 PST
Edge 3D 3.0 - A $200 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-3D-30-a-200-3D-Printer/
Edge 3D 3.0 - A $200 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/A7O5/IK7C7EYM/FEGA7O5IK7C7EYM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/A7O5/IK7C7EYM/FEGA7O5IK7C7EYM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEG/A7O5/IK7C7EYM/FEGA7O5IK7C7EYM.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa Let me just start by saying that this isn't like most "budget" 3D printers. This has all features that a normal one should have; 2 Z axis motors, LCD, and a reliable extruder (Stepstruder MK7). As the title suggests, this project costs less than $200 (USD) to make, with no reused parts. This project...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 13:41:44 PST
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Motor-Driver-Circuit-for-Arduino/
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SMALL.jpg Imetomi The story of this motor shield is that I wanted to make a robot for my multifunctional brainwave controlled system and I decided to share this with you. It's a very simple circuit I used the L293D IC that is a dual bridge motor driver IC. I also added an output for a servo motor. Finally this circui...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:17:19 PST
Flip Clock Repair (Panasonic RC-6030) http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Clock-Repair/
Flip Clock Repair (Panasonic RC-6030) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F47/FYKJ/IJRHNI98/F47FYKJIJRHNI98.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F47/FYKJ/IJRHNI98/F47FYKJIJRHNI98.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F47/FYKJ/IJRHNI98/F47FYKJIJRHNI98.SMALL.jpg cheapreviews Hey Fixers. My wife gave me a vintage flip clock for Christmas, the Panasonic RC-6030. Unfortunately for me, only a partially functioning clock arrived. In this Instructable, I repair the two parts that were no good, the burnt out 40 year old bulb and the noisy motor that still haunts my dreams. ...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:44:04 PST
Gduino-No Programmer Required!! For 5$,Programs Multiple AVRs http://www.instructables.com/id/Gduino-No-Programmer-Required-for-5Programs-Multip/
Gduino-No Programmer Required!! For 5$,Programs Multiple AVRs - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/GZVA/IJQO1JA3/F8ZGZVAIJQO1JA3.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/GZVA/IJQO1JA3/F8ZGZVAIJQO1JA3.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/GZVA/IJQO1JA3/F8ZGZVAIJQO1JA3.SMALL.jpg Gursimran Singh 425 Arduino is familiar to anyone who loves to build tech.It is very common in project makers.But why 25$ For this board!! We can make our own!! In this instructable I am going to show you how to build an arduino at home that doesn't need any external programmers like USBASP or serial communicators.USBA...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:27:15 PST