Instructables: exploring - technology - computing Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:51:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 Pinebox Portable Computer
Pinebox Portable Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> MikB This is a multi-part instructable for a Portable Raspberry PI computer and development system: It's a Pi, in a box, a box made of pine, hence the name: PInebox!Uses: Portable Linux computer/laptop Raspberry Pi hardware/software project development platform Backup emergency PC (web browser/email) ...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 04:03:10 PDT
Wearable Power and Computing Modules to Improve Parkinson's Gait
Wearable Power and Computing Modules to Improve Parkinson's Gait - More DIY How To Projects]]> lauren.mitchell.9277583 This wearable system was brought to life by Kieran Czerwinski who created the battery/power system and gait assistance module and Lauren Mitchell who helped develop the gait assistance module and related code. This was created for a physical computing class at CU Boulder. The details are outlined be...
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Thu, 7 May 2015 15:16:12 PDT
Makey Makey Cubeloop
Makey Makey Cubeloop - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoshF7 First off we want to credit JDeboi for the amazing idea and code, we decided to build upon her project and create our own instructable. Here is her repository: and instructable: goal of this project is to first, ...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 18:07:58 PDT
Musical tiles
Musical tiles - More DIY How To Projects]]> StephenT3 This Instructable will guide you through the steps necessary to recreate our Physical Computing project of a table which generates music based on the positioning of tiles placed on it. Download the necessary files If you do not have Max MSP 7, you may download Max Runtime for free here which enab...
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Sun, 3 May 2015 13:09:10 PDT
Is CMD blocked at your school or work? Here's how to get around that. Note: May get you expelled, sacked or both depending on the benevolence of the IT specialist.
Is CMD blocked at your school or work? Here's how to get around that. Note: May get you expelled, sacked or both depending on the benevolence of the IT specialist. - More DIY How To Projects]]> BenM14 Note: I do not accept any responsibility from the use (or misuse) of CMD on any system at all. Just putting' that out there.This time, we'll be using: Windows notepad.exe Basic computer knowledge Coffee (Optional)I hope this is informative. Enjoy. Step 1: Can you? So when you try to open the humb...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 04:12:59 PDT
Delay Line Memory with a Slinky
Delay Line Memory with a Slinky - More DIY How To Projects]]> shawnkm The first thing you may be curious about is what is a delay line memory? It is a very early method of storing information in computers that exploits the time it takes a wave to propagate from a transmitter to a receiver. Many of the early ones were filled with mercury and were later replaced by a ...
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Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:11:58 PDT
Teach Me Python #5: Simple Maths
Teach Me Python #5: Simple Maths - More DIY How To Projects]]> BlueBlood Studios Today we will be learning how to preform simple maths operations in python such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. If you have any python related questions of want to suggest something for the python tutorial series please comment and as always favourite and subscribe. The Code We ...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 12:12:04 PDT
How to move your cursor without a mouse (WinXP)
How to move your cursor without a mouse (WinXP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> elkomkom Hello, Hello, Hello, Its me again; Elkom Today i will teach you how to move your mouse pointer without your mouse. This will be and it is easy!Lets get started: Options First go to Control Panel,(Picture A)then Accessibility Options, (Picture B)then click on the tab "Mouse" (picture C) Contini...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:29:56 PST
TWSU Introduction to Arduino techwillsaveus Always wanted to know what Arduino is all about? We created a short introduction video into the world of physical computing and Arduino. Presented by our founder Daniel Hirschmann. We have an amazing Start Arduino Kit for sale on our online shop to get you started with cool projects How about join...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 10:20:46 PST
POD - Recumbent Computer Desk V3.0 PersonalOperatingDevices Premise: For thousands of years our species has used "Tables". Starting, I'm sure with a slab of rock and advancing into carved and sculpted wood and metal, the basic form of the table/desk has remained virtually unchanged since its inception. With the advent of the computer our uses and time spent ...
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:19:19 PDT
Pocket-Sized Amp 1W
Pocket-Sized Amp 1W - More DIY How To Projects]]> bird123457 This project is fun and useful! You can use it to increase the volume of your headphones, speakers or you could even use it in coalition with an electric guitar. It will roughly take you around 2 hours to complete. Supplies You will need: Project box JB07-1-1-1 chip (2x) 220u ele...
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Sun, 9 Jun 2013 05:05:18 PDT
Beginners guide: 3d chairs and table on an ipad
Beginners guide: 3d chairs and table on an ipad - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dharmashine This tutorial explains how to make a simple table and chairs (for a dolls house) using an ipad and a free app (123D creature). It is intended to be a simple guide so that computer literacy should not be a barrier to creation.  Download 123d Creature from the App Store Go to the App Store and dow...
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Thu, 23 May 2013 08:13:21 PDT
how to build an ALIENS(c) ships log
how to build an ALIENS(c) ships log - More DIY How To Projects]]> sci-fi sniper If anybody has seen aliens and the series of Alien movies you will know that most of the time people go to investigate, this is just a simulation of a ships log they might see when investigating. also this is my first indestructible so Im open to creative criticism.  step 1 open a note pad file o...
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Fri, 5 Apr 2013 10:12:12 PDT
Cleaning and Speeding Up Your Windows 7 Computer
Cleaning and Speeding Up Your Windows 7 Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> bryanrs It is sadly the case that many Windows computers become subject to progressive sluggishness, errors, or even critical failures as they are used.  This instructable provides a general guide for speeding up your Windows 7 computer in 6 easy tasks. Uninstalling Unwanted Programs Removing unnecessary...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:32:34 PST
Wall Sconces with Hidden Weather Display and Tangible User Interface AdielFernandez Videos of project in action below!!! Disclaimer: This is an abbreviated description of the project since I did not have time to do a full step-by-step instructable in time for a contest. However, I will gladly make a step-by-step 'ible if there is enough interest. If you like it, please take a mome...
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:54:45 PST
Cheech and Chong computing.
Cheech and Chong computing. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Computothought Why do I call it Cheech and Chong computing, because they do not need no stinking disk drives. What we did  was to  remove every drive on the system but still eventuallly had the computer working! The laptop was built in probably 1990, which is ancient history for most any computer. Amazing it stil...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 18:27:17 PST
TAROT - a 1995 vision of the future dimdiode If you are old enough to remember the typical technology of 1995, you will recall that there were no iPods, iPads, or Nexii. The 'laptops' of the day were about as heavy as a grown man could carry without having to catch his/her breath every few feet, and 'mobile' phones were the size and weight of ...
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 07:04:33 PST
Awesome Cloud Computing Explained with Animation bigsilv This video explains what cloud computing is through metaphors.
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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:30:36 PDT
Arduino Sew Easy Wearable Shield
Arduino Sew Easy Wearable Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Wearable computing, e-textiles, soft circuits or whatever you want to call it, is a growing field of applying technology to garments or accessories like bags, shoes or backpacks.  It is a fun and creative challenge which goes beyond just adding LED lights to fabric.  For a primer, you must check out...
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:54:25 PST
eTextiles: How to Select a Needle Lynne Bruning Needle options for hand sewing with conductive thread. Lacis in Berkley, California is my online source of hand sewing needles Best needles to use with 4ply conductive thread from Silverell John James Tapestry size 24 John James Chenille size 24  Want more eTextile How-To DIY eTextile videos, tut...
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Sun, 12 Feb 2012 12:36:58 PST
Intro to Java Programming
Intro to Java Programming - More DIY How To Projects]]> wamj So if you have wandered onto this instructable, you are probably looking to learn how to program in java, or you just want to learn how to better understand how your computer/smartphone/tablet works. Java is a programming language that is compatible with almost every computing device in the world. J...
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Sat, 17 Dec 2011 07:39:22 PST
Emotidora: Hats with Emotions
Emotidora: Hats with Emotions - More DIY How To Projects]]> aiswaryak This project, Emotidora, will help a user express his/her emotions about events in day-to-day life. Weve all been in situations where something very exciting or unfortunate has happened to us and we want to share it with other people. This usually involves the expression of some emotion through visu...
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Wed, 4 May 2011 11:22:47 PDT
Podcasting tools
Podcasting tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> Computothought Here are a few little schematics and stuff I have collected. I will be adding more as we go along. Each of these projects are under ten dollars each. An old computer (that has a soundcard with a microphone input) to use with a free program called Audacity (for an internet radio station you could us...
By: Computothought

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Wed, 23 Mar 2011 15:09:48 PDT
ECG Necktie
ECG Necktie - More DIY How To Projects]]> iheartqwerty project goals to create a circuit-connected necktie containing a light up heart which can blink based on a wearer’s input. The input can either be based on detecting a subject’s heart-rate or can be based on bending a flex sensor. Materials and Sensor Set-up Circuit Construction and Crafting ...
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Tue, 1 Mar 2011 22:59:45 PST
How to make a runaway cookie box
How to make a runaway cookie box - More DIY How To Projects]]> schmegano Eat too many cookies? These are some guidelines for how you can add a few security features to an ordinary box of cookies - or at least have a fun toy. The runaway cookie box will roll away when objects approach it and sound an alarm when it is picked up. What you need for the craft side of things...
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Tue, 1 Mar 2011 18:48:18 PST
Changing an iMac's HDD
Changing an iMac's HDD - More DIY How To Projects]]> strahl Hey everybody and welcome to my very first instructable for you to enjoy! I hope it is of good value to you my dear fellows! Recently I got me an old iMac 20" (version 7.1) for a reasonable price on eBay and was delighted about how well in shape it was. Alas, the hard disk was a little small for my...
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Sun, 24 Oct 2010 23:22:40 PDT
Batch File Prank
Batch File Prank - More DIY How To Projects]]> rahulbumwatt Hi Boffins of the world! Today I'm going to show you how to right a random batch file prank. I'll say it right now, this is NOT A VIRUS, it's a piece of harmless fun! Have fun! Getting Started  Okay, first you need to open notepad as this is where you'll type in your batch file. The Actual F...
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Sun, 21 Mar 2010 11:02:12 PDT
Freestyle Gigapixel Panorama
Freestyle Gigapixel Panorama - More DIY How To Projects]]> iectyx3c No tripod needed. Take clusters of photos from any angle and free Photosynth software creates a 3D panorama. Shoot freestyle as fast as you can from every angle. With Photosynth, even a simple point-and-shoot can create Gigapixel size interactive images. Sign Up, Download, and Install You will ne...
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Thu, 24 Sep 2009 10:49:21 PDT
Arduino: Making a set of traffic lights
Arduino: Making a set of traffic lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> unknowndomain THIS PROJECT IS STILL A WORK IN PROGRESS FEEDBACK APPRECIATED!!!This tutorial will step you through the process of creating a set of controlable and configurable traffic lights whilst also teaching you the basics of Arduino. Some knowledge is needed and I highly recommend reading and following throu...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2008 15:40:18 PDT
DIY Touch Sensor
DIY Touch Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> giladlotan This is a short instructable on how to use the Qprox IC (QT113G) as a touch sensor. Using this IC, you can essentially turn any object into a touch switch. This simple circuit may be hooked up to a microcontroller (in this case I used the MAKE controller board). Gather all the necessary parts 1....
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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 18:34:20 PST
The Gaming PC
The Gaming PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> AnthonyV When it comes to gaming computers, the most versatile graphic cards, best built motherboards and speediest RAM are beat in a matter of weeks. Worse yet, they become obsolete to the gaming fanatic in a year. It's an expensive, addictive hobby, but someone's going to have the fastest computer out ther...
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Thu, 3 May 2007 08:46:42 PDT