Instructables: exploring - technology - cheap http://www.instructables.com Mon, 2 Mar 2015 03:28:44 PST BLOX v1.01 Breath New Life into a 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/
Vinyl to Digital: Converting Your Record Collection on the Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/X4WZ/I66CZXZ8/FKLX4WZI66CZXZ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/X4WZ/I66CZXZ8/FKLX4WZI66CZXZ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/X4WZ/I66CZXZ8/FKLX4WZI66CZXZ8.SMALL.jpg OutdoorGirl16196 Over the past couple of years, I have discovered the amazing world of record stores, and their fabulous sales sections. The dollar bin is BY FAR the place that I have spent most of my money. At first, records were fun, and more of a novelty item to me. But then, I started finding really good...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:25:14 PST
Super Small Solar Phone Charger (only 4$) http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Small-Solar-Phone-Charger-only-4/
Super Small Solar Phone Charger (only 4$) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/AJYF/I63F2Q50/FPDAJYFI63F2Q50.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/AJYF/I63F2Q50/FPDAJYFI63F2Q50.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/AJYF/I63F2Q50/FPDAJYFI63F2Q50.SMALL.jpg Imetomi Maybe you see many solar chargers in online stores or in tech-shops, but their sizes and their prices are high. This instructable will show you how to make an ultra small solar charger from recycled components from an old garden light, and from a TIC-TAC container. This project will cost you about 4...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 02:47:59 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
Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2x3W Nice&Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Bluetooth-Speaker-2x3W-NiceCheap/
Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2x3W Nice&Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/VIOG/I63EZTOX/FSCVIOGI63EZTOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/VIOG/I63EZTOX/FSCVIOGI63EZTOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/VIOG/I63EZTOX/FSCVIOGI63EZTOX.SMALL.jpg bartroosen Bluetooth SpeakerMake your own loud Bluetooth Speaker easy explained, cheap and handy to use for less then 14$.Maybe you have some components which you don't need to buy like 3W speakers to make it less expensive.In the following steps I will try to explain on the easiest way how to assemble this bl...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:17:29 PST
PVC Phone Speaker Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Phone-Speaker-Amplifier/
PVC Phone Speaker Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/1IQC/I63EWWEA/F4C1IQCI63EWWEA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/1IQC/I63EWWEA/F4C1IQCI63EWWEA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/1IQC/I63EWWEA/F4C1IQCI63EWWEA.SMALL.jpg jameshamiltonrussell This amplifier works by increasing resonance and directing the sound from the phone's speakers. If you get it right, it makes a REAL difference to the volume when listening to music. You will need:pvc pipe ( 30.5 cm by 7.6 cm ) ( 12 by 3 inches )small piece of wood ( roughly 10 cm by 2 cm by 0.5 cm...
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:43:34 PST
Getting Started with the ESP8266 ESP-12 http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-with-the-ESP8266-ESP-12/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:50:33 PST
PCB Laminator on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Laminator-on-the-Cheap/
PCB Laminator on the Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z3MI/I5XSCHRQ/F9GZ3MII5XSCHRQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z3MI/I5XSCHRQ/F9GZ3MII5XSCHRQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/Z3MI/I5XSCHRQ/F9GZ3MII5XSCHRQ.SMALL.jpg Eslam Eldeknawy hello guys who tried to transfer toner ink to pcb by iron?every time we do this we fail maybe 4 times before operation success and for better results you maybe need to buy PCB laminator , it's good machine to transfer toners ink with much heat much pressure .BUT!!!you don't have to pay 150$ to buy n...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:08:12 PST
Raspberry Pi Arcade http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Arcade/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 13:27:54 PST
Cheap Voltage Regulated Joule Thief power supply/charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Voltage-Regulated-Joule-Thief-power-supplych/
Cheap Voltage Regulated Joule Thief power supply/charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/QXXK/I5THVYDD/FGOQXXKI5THVYDD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/QXXK/I5THVYDD/FGOQXXKI5THVYDD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGO/QXXK/I5THVYDD/FGOQXXKI5THVYDD.SMALL.jpg Imetomi Maybe you know the very popular Joule Thief circuit, that usually is used to drive LEDs, but this instructable will show you how to regulate the output voltage up to 30 volts. You can regulate example to 5 volts that is enough to charge a phone or any USB device. It charges slowly but works. Or you ...
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 07:00:36 PST
Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ultimate-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:15:37 PST
Remote controlled relay http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-controlled-relay/
Remote controlled relay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SMALL.jpg ibenkos In this project I am going to show you how to make an cheap remote controlled relay with an transmitter and receiver. This wireless relay can be used on anything and you can prank your friends by connecting it to an lamp and scare them ;) Parts and tools Here are the parts I used for this projec...
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 11:10:12 PST
3d printing pen http://www.instructables.com/id/diy-3d-printer-pen/
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 18:01:44 PST
canon eos remote. http://www.instructables.com/id/canon-eos-remote/
canon eos remote. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/2ZS7/I5LAYCC6/FT32ZS7I5LAYCC6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/2ZS7/I5LAYCC6/FT32ZS7I5LAYCC6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/2ZS7/I5LAYCC6/FT32ZS7I5LAYCC6.SMALL.jpg Sleutel13 small sized canon eos remote. For under 3€. parts rj11 cable 8 pieces of wire 2 press switches 1 toggles switch heat schrink1 ring box2.5mm STEREO plug. soldering the plug. I am guessing you allready know how to solder. Important to know what the layout is for your plug.The bottom is focus2nd...
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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 11:19:49 PST
MacroCase - A DIY Phone Case for Macro Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/MacroCase-A-DIY-Phone-Case-for-Macro-Photography/
MacroCase - A DIY Phone Case for Macro Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/C52D/I5JHSGQY/FYFC52DI5JHSGQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/C52D/I5JHSGQY/FYFC52DI5JHSGQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYF/C52D/I5JHSGQY/FYFC52DI5JHSGQY.SMALL.jpg indiantinker Ever wanted to have a device handy enough so you can inspect things up close like Solder Reflows , Tiny Ants , Petals.. umm well anything that's difficult to see without much strain.I had the same issue while i was soldering a circuit lately and felt the need for a hand-held microscope ( well kind o...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:34 PST
Arduino door lock with password http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-door-lock-with-password/
Arduino door lock with password - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/YYRR/I5JHRLKQ/F52YYRRI5JHRLKQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/YYRR/I5JHRLKQ/F52YYRRI5JHRLKQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/YYRR/I5JHRLKQ/F52YYRRI5JHRLKQ.SMALL.jpg ibenkos In this project I mede an door lock (or box lock) that opens when you enter your password and press "#". The servo turns back to the position it was in after some seconds. PARTS & TOOLS For this project I used:* Arduino uno ( http://store.arduino.cc/index.php?main_page=produc... )* 4x4 matrix ke...
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:20:16 PST
Cheap CNC Around 200usd http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-CNC-Around-200usd/
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:02:12 PST
Programming the TinyBoard - ATTiny85 Development board http://www.instructables.com/id/Programming-the-TinyBoard-ATTiny85-Development-boa/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 23:22:56 PST
Satellite tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Satellite-tracker/
Satellite tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/CEFR/I5F7ICTX/FP0CEFRI5F7ICTX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/CEFR/I5F7ICTX/FP0CEFRI5F7ICTX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/CEFR/I5F7ICTX/FP0CEFRI5F7ICTX.SMALL.jpg shubham_bhatt Did you know that we can see International Space Station and other awesome satellites with our naked from earth.This instructable will tell you how to spot the iss when they are above your location. What dose it do This device tells you when ISS (International Space Station) is above your locatio...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 10:25:18 PST
Homemade Atomizer+Mod E-cigarette on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-AtomizerMod-E-cigarette-on-the-cheap/
Homemade Atomizer+Mod E-cigarette on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/NNHR/I58IBAQS/FDNNNHRI58IBAQS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/NNHR/I58IBAQS/FDNNNHRI58IBAQS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDN/NNHR/I58IBAQS/FDNNNHRI58IBAQS.SMALL.jpg kwe Hi here is a short video to show you how i fully made my E-cigarettethe atomizer is made of an old lens the tank that fits in the lens is a coming from a juice bottleDrill holes in the bottom of the tankpeal of the insulation of the electrical connectorsI made a M3 thread in the connectors Cut the h...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:49:42 PST
Simple Shoe Horn http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Shoe-Horn/
Simple Shoe Horn - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/HBYR/I55MRFSV/FGYHBYRI55MRFSV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/HBYR/I55MRFSV/FGYHBYRI55MRFSV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGY/HBYR/I55MRFSV/FGYHBYRI55MRFSV.SMALL.jpg daveofwar Had a hell of a time getting my work boots on one day, and new only a horn could help. So I looked around the shop at work and whipped one up quick and easily. Works great! Materials Find yourself an old 5 gallon bucket. Mine had a hole in it so it was alright to destroy. Cut Cut out a rectang...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:17:59 PST
The Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Electric-Motor-1/
The Electric Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MW0I/I55MRC1T/FZPMW0II55MRC1T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MW0I/I55MRC1T/FZPMW0II55MRC1T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/MW0I/I55MRC1T/FZPMW0II55MRC1T.SMALL.jpg Lasplaner This is an experiment that will show how a motor worksWhat you needA brushed motor2bearings that will hold the corePopsicle stickHot gluePliersSolderSoldering ironWiresBattery Take Apart The Motor Completely disassemble the motor including the magnets and brushes(the electrodes) and make sure tha...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:23:47 PST
Enhance your SView/Flip cover with a cheap mod! http://www.instructables.com/id/Enhance-your-SViewFlip-cover-with-a-cheap-mod/
Enhance your SView/Flip cover with a cheap mod! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/EJEQ/I50X8WQB/FJ4EJEQI50X8WQB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/EJEQ/I50X8WQB/FJ4EJEQI50X8WQB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/EJEQ/I50X8WQB/FJ4EJEQI50X8WQB.SMALL.jpg Foxhead In this instructable, I'll show you how to use your flip cover as a paper holder out of a portfolio. Gather the parts All you'll need is: •a cheap portfolio [I bought mine for €1.50] with the metal holder•some doublesided tape [optional, but you'll get a very strong grip at the end] •and (obvious...
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:59:46 PST
The Uber Cool Ultimate DJ Party Lamp... http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Uber-Cool-Ultimate-DJ-Party-Lamp/
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:29:17 PST
Music blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-blinking-LED/
Music blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is an easy step by step guide to make cheap sound reacting LEDs that is blinking to the bass of the music you play. The music blinker is powered by an 9v battery which makes it portable and small. Parts and tools PARTS:TIP 31 CPCB Male AUX cable3x LEDs9v battery9v battery clipJumper wiresTOO...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:01:06 PST
RECREATE! : Recycling Energy of Computers for Real Efficiency And Total Energy! http://www.instructables.com/id/RECREATE-Recycling-Energy-of-Computers-for-Real-Ef/
RECREATE! : Recycling Energy of Computers for Real Efficiency And Total Energy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/HFRW/I50X0ZHZ/FBUHFRWI50X0ZHZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/HFRW/I50X0ZHZ/FBUHFRWI50X0ZHZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/HFRW/I50X0ZHZ/FBUHFRWI50X0ZHZ.SMALL.jpg Geeve George RECREATE! : Recycling Energy of Computers for Real Efficiency And Total Energy!*Project by Sarthak Sethi and Geeve George*We have been selected for the MAKE ENERGY Contest! So do vote for us by clicking vote in the Top-Right corner of the instructable page!*This is an updated version of Our Previous...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 08:58:47 PST
Pringles Can Cell Phone Music Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Pringle-Can-Cell-Phone-Music-Amplifier/
Pringles Can Cell Phone Music Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/9CHR/I4WYV77O/FYW9CHRI4WYV77O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/9CHR/I4WYV77O/FYW9CHRI4WYV77O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/9CHR/I4WYV77O/FYW9CHRI4WYV77O.SMALL.jpg 3rdiii Completed Pringle Can Music Amp Supplies needed You will need a Pringle can, scissors or an exacto knife, and a cell phone of your choice. Remove The Bottom Remove the lid and the bottom piece to end up looking as the picture. This might be a challenge to do without bending the cardboard of th...
By: 3rdiii

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:17:37 PST
protable power bank http://www.instructables.com/id/protable-power-bank/
protable power bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/APPI/I4WYSZ2Z/F5XAPPII4WYSZ2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/APPI/I4WYSZ2Z/F5XAPPII4WYSZ2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/APPI/I4WYSZ2Z/F5XAPPII4WYSZ2Z.SMALL.jpg ibenkos this is an easy project to make an 5v portable power bank for just 2$! Parts The parts you will need for this project is:* 3x AAA batteries * 3x AAA battery holder* 5v step-up * SPST switch* Enclosure* Hot glue Cut the wires Cut the wires from the battery holder to the size you want them to b...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:31:06 PST
Low Budget Green Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Budget-Green-Screen/
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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:40:38 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
Insulated Camera Case http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Insulated-Camera-Case/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:04:41 PST
A minimalisitic home built radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultracheap-home-built-radio/
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:44:58 PST
Light Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Printer/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:32:28 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
Joining Electrical Components with Rubber Tubing http://www.instructables.com/id/Joining-Electrical-Components-with-Rubber-Tubing/
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:44:54 PST
simple normally closed switch http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-normally-closed-switch/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 03:43:10 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
Make your own cheap USB MIDI Controller or Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-MIDI-Controller/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:57 PST
Emergency USB charger on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-charger-on-the-cheap-1/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:47:57 PST
Poor Drone Owners Carrying Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Drone-Owners-Carrying-Case/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:52:00 PST
DIY $1 PIC 12f675 JDM Programmer (Cheap and Easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1-PIC-12f675-JDM-Programmer-Cheap-and-Easy/
DIY $1 PIC 12f675 JDM Programmer (Cheap and Easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/GBEP/I28W8FVW/FQ1GBEPI28W8FVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/GBEP/I28W8FVW/FQ1GBEPI28W8FVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/GBEP/I28W8FVW/FQ1GBEPI28W8FVW.SMALL.jpg Ayush Sharma Hi EveryBody i am Again Doing something. and it is with PIC's!Almost Everybody do not want a Big Arduino in their projects or to control a rgb led with Arduino uno?Enjoy Compressing your projects with PIC and Attiny too. but in this wwe will be making a PIC Programmer To Program 12f675 PIC. Here i a...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:53:50 PST
$1 Touch Screen Stylus http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Touch-Screen-Stylus/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 18:54:21 PST
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
How to make a Cheap WiFi Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cheap-WiFi-Antenna/
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:04:34 PDT
Cheap DIY Autocue/Teleprompter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DIY-AutocueTeleprompter/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:30:58 PDT
Darkness Sensor with LDR http://www.instructables.com/id/Darkness-Sensor-with-LDR/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:01:47 PDT