Instructables: exploring - technology - cheap - fun http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:00:36 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Lightning / Firefly Bugs Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightning-Firefly-Bugs-Jar/
Lightning / Firefly Bugs Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/8L1B/HXDPG13Z/F5S8L1BHXDPG13Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/8L1B/HXDPG13Z/F5S8L1BHXDPG13Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/8L1B/HXDPG13Z/F5S8L1BHXDPG13Z.SMALL.jpg RobSmithDev I was invited to help a local charity put on an event to raise some money, The theme was sunset beach, and this summoned images of beautiful skys and lighting bugs / firefly's. I know several people have created firefly jars before but I wanted something simple. I needed to make 8 of these jars, ...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:34:09 PDT
3D Printable Flash Light http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printable-Flash-Light/
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:37:42 PDT
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) http://www.instructables.com/id/R-Pi-control-Android-iPhone-via-OSC/
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:04:26 PDT
Custom R/C Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-RC-Plane/
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:46:04 PDT
Cheap Taser Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Taser-Gun/
Cheap Taser Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/H1CZ/HU843Q80/FXEH1CZHU843Q80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/H1CZ/HU843Q80/FXEH1CZHU843Q80.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXE/H1CZ/HU843Q80/FXEH1CZHU843Q80.SMALL.jpg Fisher821 All you need are a few Lego pieces and a lighter ignition plug. Even the shock it weak, it still can startle people who are shocked by it. It is a piece of quarts that gets pressurized till it generate electricity. Once there is enough energy the electricity fires out of the ignition ends causing t...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:18:20 PDT
cheap color changing lamp w/remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-tap-light-into-color-changing-Mood-lightnigh/
cheap color changing lamp w/remote - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/1V76/HTQNC3UM/F301V76HTQNC3UM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/1V76/HTQNC3UM/F301V76HTQNC3UM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/1V76/HTQNC3UM/F301V76HTQNC3UM.SMALL.jpg tim1232k      This fun diy Color changing light will astound you and your friends. Some adult supervision is needed as you will be dealing with live wires and electronics. Great for any child's room as a color changing night light or for any reason you may need.           Tools you will need: -Scissors -Tap...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:04:15 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
Attiny RGB Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny-RGB-Mood-Light/
Attiny RGB Mood Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/TTE9/HQYW5FR8/FNTTTE9HQYW5FR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/TTE9/HQYW5FR8/FNTTTE9HQYW5FR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/TTE9/HQYW5FR8/FNTTTE9HQYW5FR8.SMALL.jpg daniel32145 Making an RGB led fader might seem simple, but shrinking it down to a tiny chip is extremely cool. The reason this is hard is because to fade leds we would normally use a PWM pin. The ATtiny however only has two PWM pins, since we want to use an RGB LED with three different channels, we would need t...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:08:49 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 Laptop Skin! Easy, Cute & Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laptop-Skin-Easy-Cute-Cheap/
DIY Laptop Skin! Easy, Cute & Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/8ZSE/HKBG706C/FP58ZSEHKBG706C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/8ZSE/HKBG706C/FP58ZSEHKBG706C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP5/8ZSE/HKBG706C/FP58ZSEHKBG706C.SMALL.jpg diybeauty_queen Tired of the basic look of your laptop? Vinyl skins not fitting in your budget? Whatever your case maybe, I am here to instruct you on how to create your very own laptop skin. You can be as creative as you want with this project and by no means do you have to just settle for what I did. Get crafty w...
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:31:54 PDT
Arduino Pong http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Pong-1/
Arduino Pong - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/7X09/HI3TYY6O/FVA7X09HI3TYY6O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/7X09/HI3TYY6O/FVA7X09HI3TYY6O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/7X09/HI3TYY6O/FVA7X09HI3TYY6O.SMALL.jpg aschmidt20 Create a simple game of 1 dimensional pong using Arduino UNO, LED's, buttons, resistors and wires. Using these simple components you can create a fun little game to impress and challenge your friends. Materials Parts List: 1 Arduino UNO, 1 Perfboard or Breadboard, 14 Wires, 8 LED's, 2 Buttons, 14...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 14:05:26 PDT
Steal the Bacon Game with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Steal-the-Bacon-Game-with-Arduino/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/CBJA/HH2VYI2J/FIACBJAHH2VYI2J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/CBJA/HH2VYI2J/FIACBJAHH2VYI2J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIA/CBJA/HH2VYI2J/FIACBJAHH2VYI2J.SMALL.jpg JSTArollin This is what you will need to make an Arduino powered steal the bacon game: 10x      LEDs 11x      330 Ohm Resistors 1x        10k Ohm Resistor 1x        Button 1x        Switch 1x        Buzzer 19x      Jumper Wires 1x        Breadboard or Perfboard 1x        Arduino Mega 2560 or Arduino Uno This...
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 14:30:11 PDT
6 LED Pendulum with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/6-LED-Pendulum-with-Arduino/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/8WV4/HH2W0RKA/FAT8WV4HH2W0RKA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/8WV4/HH2W0RKA/FAT8WV4HH2W0RKA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/8WV4/HH2W0RKA/FAT8WV4HH2W0RKA.SMALL.jpg JSTArollin This is what you need to make a 6 LED Pendulum with Arduino: 6x     LEDS 6x     330 Ohm Resistors 7x     Jumper Wires 1x     Breadboard or Perfboard 1x     Arduino Uno or Arduino Mega 2560 This project does not take long to do at all. This is the code that I used: int led1 = 13; int led2 = 12; i...
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:45:33 PDT
5x2 LED Matrix with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/5x2-LED-Matrix-with-Arduino/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/P9AF/HH2VXV6S/FEIP9AFHH2VXV6S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/P9AF/HH2VXV6S/FEIP9AFHH2VXV6S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/P9AF/HH2VXV6S/FEIP9AFHH2VXV6S.SMALL.jpg JSTArollin To make this 5x2 LED Matrix you need the following: 12x    Jumper Wires 10x    LEDs 10x    330 Ohm Resistors 1x      Breadboard or Perfboard 1x      Arduino Uno or Arduino Mega 2560 This is a very easy and quick project. It takes about 30 minutes to do. This is the code that I used: /*   Blink  ...
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Fri, 31 May 2013 10:13:51 PDT
Virtual Dice using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Virtual-Dice-using-Arduino/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/8FDL/HH2VYBXO/F998FDLHH2VYBXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/8FDL/HH2VYBXO/F998FDLHH2VYBXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/8FDL/HH2VYBXO/F998FDLHH2VYBXO.SMALL.jpg JSTArollin This is a virtual dice. It requires the following items: 10x     Jumper Wires 7x       LEDs 7x       330 Ohm Resistors 1x       10k Ohm Resistor 1x       Button 1x       Breadboard or Perfboard 1x       Arduino Mega 2560 or Arduino Uno This project takes about 30 minutes to an hour to make. This ...
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Thu, 30 May 2013 10:49:59 PDT
Home made usb power hub (made for usb hdd disks) http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-usb-power-hub-made-for-usb-hdd-disks/
Home made usb power hub (made for usb hdd disks) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/68KX/HFWSU0RT/FKX68KXHFWSU0RT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/68KX/HFWSU0RT/FKX68KXHFWSU0RT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/68KX/HFWSU0RT/FKX68KXHFWSU0RT.SMALL.jpg Bartuss Hello! Welcome to my third tutorial. This time I'm going to show you how to power up your usb disks! :) Why? If you got a pc with a thirsty graphic card and a low power source you may be suffering random crashes or even not spinning usb hard drives. Making such a hub is fun and easy. It will cost...
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:50:11 PDT
Adjustable thin 10-inch tablet stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-thin-10-inch-tablet-stand/
Adjustable thin 10-inch tablet stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/U6ZC/HFD17ASM/FRXU6ZCHFD17ASM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/U6ZC/HFD17ASM/FRXU6ZCHFD17ASM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/U6ZC/HFD17ASM/FRXU6ZCHFD17ASM.SMALL.jpg michaelgohjs So I made a 7-inch tablet stand for myself which you can check it out here  ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Tablet-Stand-1/ )  and my mum liked it so much I made another one for her, but since she uses a 10-inch tablet  I made this bigger, stronger and a little cooler. This one is not q...
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:01:04 PDT
$10 DIY Box Teleprompter That Works Great! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-DIY-Box-Teleprompter-That-Works-Great/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/2OA2/HFSHSE9P/F5S2OA2HFSHSE9P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/2OA2/HFSHSE9P/F5S2OA2HFSHSE9P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/2OA2/HFSHSE9P/F5S2OA2HFSHSE9P.SMALL.jpg collaredkeeper If you have an ipad, iphone, or computer monitor, you can make a $10 teleprompter that rivals that of the pros! You don't need woodcrafting skills or an elaborate design, just a box knife and about 20 minutes of your time. Step 1 Purchase a glass square at home depot for ~$4 f...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:47:58 PDT
Adjustable Tablet Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Tablet-Stand-1/
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 07:45:55 PDT
Cheap working homemade arduino joystick http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-working-homemade-arduino-joystick/
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 02:21:42 PDT
Arduino Project - E-Dice! (Beginner) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Project-E-Dice-Beginner/
Arduino Project - E-Dice! (Beginner) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/8XZD/H9T4S8SP/F8I8XZDH9T4S8SP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/8XZD/H9T4S8SP/F8I8XZDH9T4S8SP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/8XZD/H9T4S8SP/F8I8XZDH9T4S8SP.SMALL.jpg .A. Well, I just got my Arduino kit in the mail yesterday, and I was very happy to get started! After about an hour or two, I decided to start making something fun: An electronic dice. I had to make this myself, because there were no instructables that i could find with search! D: Mine is not very adv...
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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:38:05 PST
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Infrared-Proximity-Sensor-Arduino-Compatible/
DIY Infrared Proximity Sensor (Arduino Compatible) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LXFM/H6MER0K5/F0CLXFMH6MER0K5.SMALL.jpg xBacon Ever looked on Sparkfun or Adafruit for some cool robot parts, and saw those expensive IR and Ultrasonic proximity sensors? I have, and I really wanted one, but they're so expensive ($30-$40 or more) so I decided that I could make one myself with the parts I had on hand for way less. What I came up...
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 17:40:23 PDT
Color Changing LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-LED-Tree/
Color Changing LED Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/I290/H6DWVKBC/FJHI290H6DWVKBC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/I290/H6DWVKBC/FJHI290H6DWVKBC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/I290/H6DWVKBC/FJHI290H6DWVKBC.SMALL.jpg xBacon Ever wanted an LED tree? Well now you can have your LED tree and eat it too (no, wait, you probably shouldn't)... Gather the parts You will need: 1x ATtiny85 10x male header pins Solid core wire, 2 colors A bunch of LEDs 1x Arduino Uno to program the ATtiny Program the ATtiny To prep the Ard...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:19:46 PDT
Arduino Cat Detector SD Card Logger http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Cat-Detector-SD-Card-Logger/
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Sat, 25 Aug 2012 14:20:34 PDT
Arduino Digital 7-Segment Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Digital-7-Segment-Thermometer/
Arduino Digital 7-Segment Thermometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/QANU/H5EDU0VD/FIDQANUH5EDU0VD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/QANU/H5EDU0VD/FIDQANUH5EDU0VD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/QANU/H5EDU0VD/FIDQANUH5EDU0VD.SMALL.jpg xBacon Hello everybody! I will be showing you how to make a digital 7-segment thermometer using the LM335 temperature sensor. This a guide for an Arduino version, but I am working on a mini ATtiny84 version. Once I get that working, I will post another Instructable on how to make it. I'm sure you could m...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 10:00:42 PDT
ATtiny85/45/25 LED dice (Super simple and CHEAP!) http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny854525-LED-dice-Super-simple-and-CHEAP/
ATtiny85/45/25 LED dice (Super simple and CHEAP!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/MJXP/H5ENPRXE/FE9MJXPH5ENPRXE.SMALL.jpg xBacon If you have looked at my 5 LED ATtiny85 POV display, we programmed the ATtiny with the Arduino. (If you haven't seen it, click here) We will be doing the same thing for this LED Dice project. The total parts cost for this project is about $5-$10. (Not including the Arduino board and the tools.) It...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 09:05:15 PDT
$10 ATtiny85/45 POV display!! (works really well) http://www.instructables.com/id/10-ATtiny8545-POV-display-works-really-well/
$10 ATtiny85/45 POV display!! (works really well) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/AOV5/H5ECMR1R/FSEAOV5H5ECMR1R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/AOV5/H5ECMR1R/FSEAOV5H5ECMR1R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSE/AOV5/H5ECMR1R/FSEAOV5H5ECMR1R.SMALL.jpg xBacon Hey guys! This is an Instructable for making your own ATtiny85/45 5 LED POV (Persistence Of Vision) display! This is my second Instructable, also for the Elemental LED contest, so drop a comment and vote it up! The total parts cost for this POV display is under $10! (If you get the parts from a wh...
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 06:59:35 PDT
DIY Cheap Skill Game http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cheap-Skill-Game/
DIY Cheap Skill Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/JXQQ/H3Z3OIFG/FKRJXQQH3Z3OIFG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/JXQQ/H3Z3OIFG/FKRJXQQH3Z3OIFG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/JXQQ/H3Z3OIFG/FKRJXQQH3Z3OIFG.SMALL.jpg ArthurPendragon Today I'm going to teach you how to make a very simple hand dexterity game .All you need is : -light bulb socket and a 3.5v light bulb -3 pieces of cable (about 15 cm long , with naked head ) -4.5v battery (or 3 AA batteries ) -2 pieces of florist wire ( one 40 cm long and the other 15 cm long) -a c...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:20:02 PDT
How to Build an Egg Protection Device (Egg Drop) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-Egg-Protection-Device-Egg-Drop/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/36LC/H2BMNIF3/F1S36LCH2BMNIF3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/36LC/H2BMNIF3/F1S36LCH2BMNIF3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/36LC/H2BMNIF3/F1S36LCH2BMNIF3.SMALL.jpg ElectroDanno This was one of my design projects for my engineering class in college. Follow the instructions in the images, or just download the PDF. Enjoy making your egg protection devices! :)  **This device was dropped at a maximum of 3 stories high. About 7 runs were conducted. Not once did the egg break. T...
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Fri, 18 May 2012 22:26:34 PDT
How to Make a cheap Steadicam http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-cheap-Steadicam/
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 21:08:19 PDT
DIY Sunshades - WALLETSHADE!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sunshades-WALLETSHADE/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/MJX0/H01N7I5X/FIWMJX0H01N7I5X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/MJX0/H01N7I5X/FIWMJX0H01N7I5X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/MJX0/H01N7I5X/FIWMJX0H01N7I5X.SMALL.jpg FilmTaped Reference - http://on.fb.me/Walletshade Knoptop's Viewfinder - http://bit.ly/QFXViewfinder Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/FilmTaped Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/FilmTaped YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/FilmTaped Instructables - http://www.instructables.com/member/FilmTaped jojotomatz sugg...
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Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:22:37 PDT
Arduino, LED, Dice! http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-LED-Dice-1/
Arduino, LED, Dice! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/3BKF/GZDY7BBX/F7T3BKFGZDY7BBX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/3BKF/GZDY7BBX/F7T3BKFGZDY7BBX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/3BKF/GZDY7BBX/F7T3BKFGZDY7BBX.SMALL.jpg building_boy I love LED's and I love The Arduino platform!  (I also like dice!)  so I made a Arduino, LED dice! On with the project! PARTS You Will Need: -1 Breadboard -1 Buzzer -7 Red LEDs -1 Green LED -1 300ohm resistor or 3 100ohm -1 Button -1 arduino -? jumpers Connect jumpers Connect jumpers to pins: ...
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 19:29:01 PST
-=!TRI-COLOR LED MOOD-LIGHT!=- http://www.instructables.com/id/-TRI-COLOR-LED-MOOD-LIGHT-/
-=!TRI-COLOR LED MOOD-LIGHT!=- - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/V4MH/GZCITV9F/F7NV4MHGZCITV9F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/V4MH/GZCITV9F/F7NV4MHGZCITV9F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/V4MH/GZCITV9F/F7NV4MHGZCITV9F.SMALL.jpg building_boy I like The Arduino a lot so I decided to make a Instructable for a L.E.D. MOOD-LIGHT that goes like this: Green=on Yellow=on red=on Green=off Yellow=off Red=off And So on. -=Parts=- You Will Need: 1x Yellow LED 1x Red Led 1x Green Led ?x Jumper Wires 3x Resistors 1x Arduino UNO 1x Solder-less Bre...
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Sat, 3 Mar 2012 20:57:44 PST
Super Easy Lego Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Easy-Lego-Speaker/
Super Easy Lego Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/FVS2/GXFXND09/F5UFVS2GXFXND09.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/FVS2/GXFXND09/F5UFVS2GXFXND09.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5U/FVS2/GXFXND09/F5UFVS2GXFXND09.SMALL.jpg skolsox I am a music person and have always been fascinated by the portable speakers I see here on Instructables. Unfortunately I'm not great with electronics, although I'd consider myself a master with all things structural, including Lego. This is an easy project for beginners or anyone with a bit of time...
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 05:56:37 PST
fun sonic grenade - annoy your friends! http://www.instructables.com/id/fun-sonic-grenade-annoy-your-friends/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/R01Y/GWF5TAIV/F42R01YGWF5TAIV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/R01Y/GWF5TAIV/F42R01YGWF5TAIV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/R01Y/GWF5TAIV/F42R01YGWF5TAIV.SMALL.jpg Sir__Walter the holidays had just started and i needed something to do, so i had a look on instructables and found this:http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Grenade-from-Mostly-Scavenged-Parts/ i decided to make my own but it had to do a few things for it to be any good: 1. it had to have a button or lever tha...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:24:00 PST
Easy to build infinity mirror. http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-build-infinity-mirror/
Easy to build infinity mirror. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/8S37/GVJCJ1HZ/FXZ8S37GVJCJ1HZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/8S37/GVJCJ1HZ/FXZ8S37GVJCJ1HZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/8S37/GVJCJ1HZ/FXZ8S37GVJCJ1HZ.SMALL.jpg RoboTable This is an over view of this instructable 1.We are going to build a really simple infinity mirror. 2.All you will need is a mirror ANY size, a LED string, a cardboard tube, a drill bit or cutting device, and a sheet of plastic, scotch tape 3.You will admire it's awesomness 4. Oh, and it's as...
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Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:00:00 PST
Projection screen for pico projectors for under $1.00 and under 5 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Projection-screen-for-pico-projectors-for-under-1/
Projection screen for pico projectors for under $1.00 and under 5 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/CZLW/GU7F3HTI/F6VCZLWGU7F3HTI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/CZLW/GU7F3HTI/F6VCZLWGU7F3HTI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/CZLW/GU7F3HTI/F6VCZLWGU7F3HTI.SMALL.jpg lifesverygood Get a foam board from your local walmart /target for under $1.00 get cardboard Get some cardboard from your local grocery store for free, or from boxing lying around you house. Cut them into identical rectangles,almost any size will work but the length should be 2 to 3 times longer than the widt...
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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:19:41 PDT
Make a USB breadboard power supply for close to nothing! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-breadboard-power-supply-for-close-to-no/
Make a USB breadboard power supply for close to nothing! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/VQO4/GPVENNVW/FDRVQO4GPVENNVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/VQO4/GPVENNVW/FDRVQO4GPVENNVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/VQO4/GPVENNVW/FDRVQO4GPVENNVW.SMALL.jpg newwarhammer2 This is how to make a USB power supply for a breadboard without breaking the bank. The reason I made this instructable is because when I make projects on my breadboard, my batteries would keep on dying. So I thought to myself and I came up with the idea to use a USB to power my breadboard indefinite...
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:12:33 PDT
Sleep n' Tweet http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleep-n-Tweet/
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:46:31 PDT
Department of Commerce Auditorium and Soundbooth Renovation Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Department-of-Commerce-Auditorium-and-Soundbooth-R/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/2XP5/GLDDSDZZ/FWD2XP5GLDDSDZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/2XP5/GLDDSDZZ/FWD2XP5GLDDSDZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/2XP5/GLDDSDZZ/FWD2XP5GLDDSDZZ.SMALL.jpg belarson Ok,  about me,  I am a public servant, I work for me and every other taxpayer in the federal government,..  I am the Audio Engineer here and have been for the past 6+ years..  I LOVE my job, I love working to the public...  about the location..  I want to document the project for myself, m...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 13:55:01 PDT
how to make a cheap and easy firework!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-cheap-and-easy-firework/
how to make a cheap and easy firework!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/7QK8/GKS0TOU5/FMR7QK8GKS0TOU5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/7QK8/GKS0TOU5/FMR7QK8GKS0TOU5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMR/7QK8/GKS0TOU5/FMR7QK8GKS0TOU5.SMALL.jpg macgyver2012 this is a simple project and all materials can be found at wal-mart Materials 1 ping pong ball scissors lighter aluminum foil preperations cut out a square piece of aluminum foil (5x5 inches) now take your ping pong ball and cut it in half then continue to cut the halves in half and keep...
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Mon, 7 Mar 2011 14:38:52 PST
Creating a custom crawler http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-custom-crawler/
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Wed, 10 Nov 2010 17:44:59 PST
The Garbage Bag Blinking Ghost http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Garbage-Bag-Blinking-Ghost/
The Garbage Bag Blinking Ghost - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/4L45/GFRWMGXF/F1J4L45GFRWMGXF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/4L45/GFRWMGXF/F1J4L45GFRWMGXF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1J/4L45/GFRWMGXF/F1J4L45GFRWMGXF.SMALL.jpg circuitmania i just finished making a garbage bag ghost with led blinking eyes. I hope you build one also and have as much fun as i did. materials The materials are as follows-    -two ultrta bright leds    -garbage bag    -8 pin dip chip holder    -rubberband    -paper    -arduino    -4 ft pvc pipe, 1/2 or 3...
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Sat, 30 Oct 2010 19:17:05 PDT
How to Make a Pocket Sized BB Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Pocket-Sized-BB-Gun/
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Thu, 6 May 2010 08:38:31 PDT
Simple USB Socket Charger! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-USB-Socket-Charger/
Simple USB Socket Charger! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/8PP6/G7DYQ70L/FY78PP6G7DYQ70L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/8PP6/G7DYQ70L/FY78PP6G7DYQ70L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY7/8PP6/G7DYQ70L/FY78PP6G7DYQ70L.SMALL.jpg fruitkid101 Most of us have iPods or cameras. This is instructable will show you How to make a wall adapter for them. Normally it would cost $30 at the Apple store but I had all the components in my spare parts bin. For me it was free! IF YOU SOMEHOW MESS UP WHILE BUILDING THIS AND  SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS TO YOU...
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 19:59:20 PDT
How to make a mini solar robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mini-solar-robot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/06O9/G7CN3Q6N/FM106O9G7CN3Q6N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/06O9/G7CN3Q6N/FM106O9G7CN3Q6N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/06O9/G7CN3Q6N/FM106O9G7CN3Q6N.SMALL.jpg peterjacob The parts you need are: 3 Capacitors (from 470uF to 4700uF, each), a 2N3904 transistor, a 2N3906 transistor, a resistor(1k to 10k ohm), a solar cell (minimum 3 volts )(i used two 2 volt cells in series), a pager motor(or a vibrator). you'll also need a blinking/flashing LED (FLED ). to help...
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:55:13 PDT
How to make a solar robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-solar-robot-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/X6HE/G7CND5J2/FLMX6HEG7CND5J2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/X6HE/G7CND5J2/FLMX6HEG7CND5J2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/X6HE/G7CND5J2/FLMX6HEG7CND5J2.SMALL.jpg peterjacob This is how to make a trimet. The parts you need are: 3 Capacitors, a 2N3904, a 2N3906, a resistor(1k to 10k ohm), a solar cell (minimum 3 volts), a dc motor(the flatter the better). you'll also need a blinking/flashing LED (FLED). to help you, i have made a, very easy to follow, schematic of th...
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 13:29:03 PDT
Cheap and Easy Clock Hack for Heavy Sleepers http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Clock-Hack-for-Heavy-Sleepers/
Cheap and Easy Clock Hack for Heavy Sleepers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/TRML/G5KPAO7J/FVRTRMLG5KPAO7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/TRML/G5KPAO7J/FVRTRMLG5KPAO7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/TRML/G5KPAO7J/FVRTRMLG5KPAO7J.SMALL.jpg Draganime This is my first Instructable so I hope everyone enjoys.  In the mornings I tend to have trouble getting out of bed.  I have tried setting multiple clocks, putting the clocks acroos the room, and still I find a way to turn them off and get back into bed.  I figured that making it more difficult to t...
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 10:14:25 PST
how to create a low budget movie http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-create-a-low-budget-movie/
how to create a low budget movie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/3KDZ/G6LWI84R/F6D3KDZG6LWI84R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/3KDZ/G6LWI84R/F6D3KDZG6LWI84R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6D/3KDZ/G6LWI84R/F6D3KDZG6LWI84R.SMALL.jpg palfreman are you thinking of making a movie but dont have the budget or the no-how. then read this instructable, full of all the tricks you'll need to start of a movie. thinking time the 1st step is to think of a plot. will it be a war movie or a zombie. what will I knead to make a zombie or a person die?...
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Fri, 8 Jan 2010 10:32:54 PST