Instructables: exploring - technology - cheap http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:56:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Cheapest Violin Bridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheapest-Violin-Bridge/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:54:38 PDT
Fast, cheap, easy and UGLY portable boombox! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-cheap-easy-and-UGLY-portable-boombox/
Fast, cheap, easy and UGLY portable boombox! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/BJR2/HTZY42PH/FXXBJR2HTZY42PH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/BJR2/HTZY42PH/FXXBJR2HTZY42PH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/BJR2/HTZY42PH/FXXBJR2HTZY42PH.SMALL.jpg xanda2260 Bluetooth capable, battery powered sound system that takes less than an hour to build! Be gentle, this is my first instructable! Pick your head unit Ok, you need something to play your tunes. My idea was simple, use a car stereo (head unit) to provide audio inputs and amplifier. I picked up my ...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:30:17 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 PWM generator and Servo tester! http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny254585-PWM-generator-and-Servo-tester/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:51:47 PDT
How To Make A Cheap Knex Spool Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Cheap-Knex-Spool-Stand/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:06:42 PDT
Cheap, Easy, Universal Filament holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Universal-Filament-holder/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:04:27 PDT
cheap color changing lamp w/remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-tap-light-into-color-changing-Mood-lightnigh/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 23:04:15 PDT
Cheapest (~10-15USD/unit) wireless intercom or Simple USB powered Walkie Talkie hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheapest-10-15USDunit-wireless-intercom-or-Simple-/
Cheapest (~10-15USD/unit) wireless intercom or Simple USB powered Walkie Talkie hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/HOUD/HTPUOA7V/FYFHOUDHTPUOA7V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/HOUD/HTPUOA7V/FYFHOUDHTPUOA7V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/HOUD/HTPUOA7V/FYFHOUDHTPUOA7V.SMALL.jpg milkboy007 This is a simple hack (just connecting wires) to make a usb powered walkie talkie i tried this when i was still in elementary school and forgotten about this for years, till recently when my brother ask me to recommend cheap wireless intercom that cost less than 20USD per unit, that can pass thru...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 15:36:19 PDT
Homemade 5' Solution for headphones knots http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-5-Solution-for-headphones-knots/
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:15:04 PDT
Raspberry pi camera protective case ghetto http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-pi-camera-protective-case-ghetto/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:41:01 PDT
How to create a free VPN on ios 7.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-free-VPN-on-ios-71/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/NA8X/HSUELNZZ/F5RNA8XHSUELNZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/NA8X/HSUELNZZ/F5RNA8XHSUELNZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/NA8X/HSUELNZZ/F5RNA8XHSUELNZZ.SMALL.jpg Assassin Tube Hai! I fucked about with the rendering settings in sony vegas 9 so the quality should be good now :D SO SORRY FOR THE LAG FROM MY IPAD!!! Should still be pretty easy to follow though :) IMPORTANT STUFFS IF YALL CAN'T FOLLOW: Description: Whatever you want. Server: free3.vpnpie.org account: your em...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 16:21:26 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
Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Tin-Quiet-Alarm/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:04:18 PST
10 Minute Solder Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Minute-Solder-Dispenser/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 23:35:17 PST
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
Portable Speaker! http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Speaker-2/
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:02:45 PST
123D- Beginners first PCB for arduino SERVO/SENOR BOARD http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-DIY-Arduino-Sensor-board-PCB/
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 06:08:21 PST
Quick, Makeshift HDTV Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Makeshift-HDTV-Antenna/
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 17:24:52 PST
Arduino - Improved Poor Man's Oscilloscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Improved-Poor-Mans-Oscilloscope/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/D88I/HRBE3QPZ/F5AD88IHRBE3QPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/D88I/HRBE3QPZ/F5AD88IHRBE3QPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5A/D88I/HRBE3QPZ/F5AD88IHRBE3QPZ.SMALL.jpg jp_boardrides This Instructable continues the work presented here.  It provided a quick and easy way to turn your Arduino into an oscilloscope, though I found that usability was lacking.  I revamped the software this morning to allow for much better functionality and usability and have provided the new software h...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:54:15 PST
How to Pick a Science Fair Project http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Pick-a-Science-Fair-Project/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/CLBE/HR3EQ0BA/FAACLBEHR3EQ0BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/CLBE/HR3EQ0BA/FAACLBEHR3EQ0BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/CLBE/HR3EQ0BA/FAACLBEHR3EQ0BA.SMALL.jpg scienceprojects 1. Make a list of topics that interest you such as renewable energy, electronics etc. 2. Research your options by going to sites such as http://www.householdscienceprojects.com and sciencetoymaker.org 3. Make another list of all of the projects that interest you. 4. Cross off projects that are too t...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 08:36:24 PST
Cheap and Easy Intercom http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Intercom/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 07:06:37 PST
Raspberry Pi "Google Glass" - simple and sleek http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Google-Glass-simple-and-sleek/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:55:41 PST
The Best and Easiest Way to Drive your Flyback http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-and-Easiest-Way-to-Drive-your-Flyback/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:32:23 PST
Attiny RGB Mood Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny-RGB-Mood-Light/
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:08:49 PST
DIY Track Dolly http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Track-Dolly-51/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:45:01 PST
DIY iPhone Video Rig http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-iPhone-Video-Rig/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:28:22 PST
El Wire Easy Foam Board Logos and Words for all skill levels http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Wire-Easy-Foam-Board-Logos-and-Words-for-all-sk/
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:54:23 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
Noise Canceling Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Noise-Canceling-Headphones/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:43:25 PST
SMD to Breadboard/DIP connector http://www.instructables.com/id/SMD-to-BreadboardDIP-connector/
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 08:46:57 PST
How to build a Printrbot Simple ! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Printrbot-Simple-/
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Mon, 13 Jan 2014 02:49:28 PST
Easy, Dirt Cheap DSLR or CSC Sling Strap http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Dirt-Cheap-DSLR-or-CSC-Sling-Strap/
Easy, Dirt Cheap DSLR or CSC Sling Strap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/FEYT/HPZMSJRA/FRUFEYTHPZMSJRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/FEYT/HPZMSJRA/FRUFEYTHPZMSJRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/FEYT/HPZMSJRA/FRUFEYTHPZMSJRA.SMALL.jpg njakubowski Here is a very easy sling strap for your DSLR that I made for very cheap-- I spent just $1. It is a great alternative to the more expensive ones that are out there, plus it doesn't use the tripod mount like most do. Get What You Need: -A Strap-I used the one that came with my Camera. It is thin ...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 19:39:54 PST
$30 Lightbox. http://www.instructables.com/id/30-Lightbox/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/L313/HPYIMW0H/F0QL313HPYIMW0H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/L313/HPYIMW0H/F0QL313HPYIMW0H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/L313/HPYIMW0H/F0QL313HPYIMW0H.SMALL.jpg ynotbegood2all Supplies Needed. 5meter LED strip $8 eBay 11x14 Shadow Box, $10 Michaels (for 2 right now) 11x14 Opaque Acrylic cut about $5-8 12V 500ma wall Plug. ($2-5) misc parts and tools. Wire (old phone cord) free or local 99cents only store. Power Switch Optional $1 All Electronics. Power Socket Option $0.5...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 17:46:07 PST
DuoPhones (Headphones and Ear Protection in One!) http://www.instructables.com/id/DuoPhones-Headphones-and-Ear-Protection-in-One/
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 19:08:56 PST
Serial AVR ISP Programer (JUST PLUG AND PROGRAM) NO NEED TO PROGRAM ANY THING. http://www.instructables.com/id/Serial-AVR-ISP-Programer-JUST-PLUG-AND-PROGRAM-NO-/
Serial AVR ISP Programer (JUST PLUG AND PROGRAM) NO NEED TO PROGRAM ANY THING. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/48HW/HPWBYS8T/FM748HWHPWBYS8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/48HW/HPWBYS8T/FM748HWHPWBYS8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/48HW/HPWBYS8T/FM748HWHPWBYS8T.SMALL.jpg DIshendra HI! friends i wanted to burn bootloader on a avr chip but i don't have any avr programmer so decided to make one of mine. This programmer don't needs any kind of driver to be installed, just plug and program using PONYPROG.MAIN FEATURES:Can program Atmega-8, 168, 328 and similar chips.Has an socket ...
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Wed, 1 Jan 2014 08:41:07 PST
$18 PVC Laptop Stand with Keyboard/Mouse Slot http://www.instructables.com/id/18-PVC-Laptop-Stand-with-KeyboardMouse-Slot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/TGUO/HPMVGX3S/FWTTGUOHPMVGX3S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/TGUO/HPMVGX3S/FWTTGUOHPMVGX3S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWT/TGUO/HPMVGX3S/FWTTGUOHPMVGX3S.SMALL.jpg grantT Sometimes I use my desk for the computer and sometimes for other activities that require desk space, so I wanted a laptop stand with a convenient place to stow the keyboard and mouse when they're not in use. I thought about lots of different materials, and I decided to do PVC because it's cheap and...
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Wed, 25 Dec 2013 12:12:02 PST
Variable Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-Power-Supply-2/
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:52:34 PST
How to make a cheap wall mount for your tablet or ipad http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cheap-wall-mount-for-your-tablet-or-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/39R9/HPEG7QHD/FDX39R9HPEG7QHD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/39R9/HPEG7QHD/FDX39R9HPEG7QHD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/39R9/HPEG7QHD/FDX39R9HPEG7QHD.SMALL.jpg Assassin Tube Wanted one of these for a while, guess you have too :) watch to learn, post a comment if you make it. Just incase the embedded video didn't work: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl5JxXtABfY  
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 00:47:05 PST
Photo Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-Light-Box/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/HY2I/HPEG62GU/FJIHY2IHPEG62GU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/HY2I/HPEG62GU/FJIHY2IHPEG62GU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/HY2I/HPEG62GU/FJIHY2IHPEG62GU.SMALL.jpg kludge77 A light box is invaluable if you will be selling your items online. A good picture will put a seller at ease. So if you want to make a simple one for the cost of tape, a cardboard box and tissue paper then follow along. Mine is small but you can adjust the size to suit your needs...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:52:45 PST
cheap DIY electronic pH meter http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-DIY-electronic-pH-meter/
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:05:59 PST
EasyCap DC60 (STK1160) + VLC + Xubuntu 13.10 = OpenSource Video Capture!! http://www.instructables.com/id/EasyCap-DC60-STK1160-VLC-Xubuntu-1310-OpenSource-V/
EasyCap DC60 (STK1160) + VLC + Xubuntu 13.10 = OpenSource Video Capture!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/U6XK/HP989MSJ/FL6U6XKHP989MSJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/U6XK/HP989MSJ/FL6U6XKHP989MSJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/U6XK/HP989MSJ/FL6U6XKHP989MSJ.SMALL.jpg daiatlus79 This tutorial is an overview on how to use VLC to capture the audio and video streams from a device using an Easycap DC60 (Syntek Chipset) and the 3.5mm stereo microphone input of a computer running Xubuntu 13.10 64-Bit. The Materials needed will be only a few simple ones, mostly found at local Doll...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 03:21:37 PST
DIY Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Speaker-PartyBar/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:21:00 PST
How to make a Handheld laser pointer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Handheld-laser-pointer-1/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:08:20 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
How to Get Cheap Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Get-Cheap-Motors/
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 08:29:09 PST
DIY $5 USBTinyISP http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-5-USBTinyISP/
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:30:31 PST
Diy Airsoft Holographic Sight http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Airsoft-Holographic-Sight/
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Wed, 27 Nov 2013 22:56:01 PST
$4.5 better stepper driver http://www.instructables.com/id/45-better-stepper-driver/
$4.5 better stepper driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FDN/7TB3/HO2338RA/FDN7TB3HO2338RA.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FDN/7TB3/HO2338RA/FDN7TB3HO2338RA.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FDN/7TB3/HO2338RA/FDN7TB3HO2338RA.SMALL.jpg jduffy54 In the last few years, 3D printers, personal CNC machines, and plotters have gained enormous popularity in the DIY community.  The powerhouse begind these is the stepper motor, which is capable of precise movement, and can be salvaged easily for next to nothing.  Driving these motors, however, is mo...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:34:59 PST
Jeff-A cheap and simple Ic robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Jeff-A-cheap-and-simple-Ic-robot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/G5SZ/HNM4BYEW/FDNG5SZHNM4BYEW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/G5SZ/HNM4BYEW/FDNG5SZHNM4BYEW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/G5SZ/HNM4BYEW/FDNG5SZHNM4BYEW.SMALL.jpg WELL-MADE-ROBOTS Jeff took 5 weeks to compete and is a simple IC robot. Jeff's main thing is the led headlights witch come on automatically when it is dark. It works by having what is called a current see sore witch when the current is higher on the Ldrs side compare to the Variable resistors side it puts power to c...
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 08:50:35 PST
DIY Smartphone Film Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smartphone-Film-Scanner/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:38:34 PST