Instructables: exploring - technology - cool - featured Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:53:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Build Your Own Batteries!
Build Your Own Batteries! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Constructed Have you ever wanted to make your own batteries? I will show you how to make one using ordinary household items.The batteries are very small, and to power bigger things, You may need to make more and connect them. Please Note I have almost no money. If you would like to see more great projects l...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:12:56 PDT
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip"
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" - More DIY How To Projects]]> jamesabt007 "The true method of knowledge is experiment" - William Blake Towards the end of my junior year, my physics teacher challenged the class to work on a final project that would encompass all that we have learned over the year. We had the choice to learn something new, hone a specific discipline, o...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:43:50 PDT
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> Unprecedented Hello, this is a step-by-step guide to building a water cooling system for the Raspberry Pi's ARM processor. It all started when I say this project. I was instantly captivated, the thought of water cooling a pi had never occurred to me but once I saw it I immediately knew I wanted to build one. ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:37:22 PDT
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie A quick, easy tutorial on how to get an egg through a bottleneck and into a bottle--a classic, wow your friends science experiment.  Bottom line, science is cool. It's got the wow factor of magic and the additional bonus in that it helps us explore the world around us. This experiment is no excepti...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:02:14 PDT
Raspberry Pi Rain Box
Raspberry Pi Rain Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Adum24 I find the sound of rain really soothing, and wanted a device to just play rain sounds for me. I figured the Raspberry Pi would be perfect for this. So I wrote a Python script that selects a random number, and, based on the number, selects a rain sound to play. After that, I stuck it in a hobby proj...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:30:31 PST
Frameless Laser Harp
Frameless Laser Harp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Pushan Panda We are a generation that love sound and light – can’t do without them really. Our most preferred time of day is night, or what we would call evening. We are particularly well acquainted with technology; doesn’t hurt these days. Our prerequisite for everything is that it be ‘cool’. Put it all togethe...
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Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:02:42 PST
Cool Dice Speakers.
Cool Dice Speakers. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Alex Loftie Here are the designs and drawings of my cool dice speakers I made. It is quite a hard, complicated and long process but it is worth it. Materials and equipment: -MDF wood 6 mm thick. -ply wood between 12 mm thick and 20mm. - A Speaker kit (here is a link) which can either run on battery or mains c...
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 01:20:56 PDT
Paper Electronics: Conductive Paints, Inks, and More
Paper Electronics: Conductive Paints, Inks, and More - More DIY How To Projects]]> icecats      This Instructable is all about the amazing technology of paper electronics and conductive materials. Instead of using stubborn wires and your rusty soldering skills to painstakingly connect components, why not use paint and glue? This tutorial will share various recipes to create your very own ...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:07:03 PDT
Rotary Phone iPod Dock
Rotary Phone iPod Dock - More DIY How To Projects]]> tomatoskins I have always loved re-purposing one thing into another. This instructable will show pictures of my completed iPod dock with commentary on how I put it together. I apologize that I didn't take pictures through the whole process. I was just too excited about the project. Parts Needed Parts needed:...
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:58:01 PDT
Faucet Night Light
Faucet Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> boston09 My little cousin was on the Internet one day and found a picture online of a faucet value night light that plugged into a wall socket. He really liked it and wanted one. So he showed me the picture and asked me to make it for him. But since he doesn't have outlets near his bed, which is where he wan...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:01:13 PDT
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> furrysalamander So last month, I found out my friend's birthday was coming up, and I decided I had to get them something amazing.  She's a really big Doctor Who fan, and I had just finished watching all of the episodes currently on Netflix.  I was browsing around online looking for Doctor Who related presents, and ...
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:36:41 PDT
Window Painting Robot (arduino, processing, accelerometer)
Window Painting Robot (arduino, processing, accelerometer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mizchief100 The idea for this project came from one of my favorite 'ibles: the polargraph. I loved the drawing style and thought how cool would it be to do this on the side of a building? Unfortunately the challenges to setting up such a large polargraph on a student budget pushed me to find an alternate soluti...
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Wed, 6 Feb 2013 05:53:35 PST
Cement Skulls!!!
Cement Skulls!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> TSSJ-ryan I've been wanting to do some cement sculptures for a while now. I wanted a fairly simple, yet still cool, design for my first project. After looking through Thingiverse I found by macouno. It is simplified but has all the major features that make up a skull. It...
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Mon, 4 Feb 2013 00:20:54 PST
Hot Glue Casting: Instructables Robot {L.E.D. Backlit}
Hot Glue Casting: Instructables Robot {L.E.D. Backlit} - More DIY How To Projects]]> Siddharth Jain This Instructables is not only about The Instructables Logo - The Robot, But it also about HOT GLUE CASTING!!!...It shows you how you can make your very own Instructables Robot model!!!.. Which could also double up as a cool night light!.. After seeing one too many instructables on How to make the ...
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:26:27 PDT
Graphing on an Arduino, the EASY WAY! Chowmix12 Sometimes when you're testing a sensor or debugging a value in an Arduino project, you want to see something other than numbers flying by in the Serial Monitor. However, you want to get the sensor working quickly, and you don't want to take the time to write code to graph it or display it in an intr...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 11:02:23 PDT
Make a RC Robot for a Movie
Make a RC Robot for a Movie - More DIY How To Projects]]> John Induna AD Okay maybe I shouldn't be calling it a “robot” it is a robot puppet Back in May of 2005 I received a phone call from colleague at Colpitts Design. He was approached to build a puppet for feature film. They were looking for someone to make remote controlled robot character to play a part in an upcom...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 23:41:35 PDT
Desk fan/heater
Desk fan/heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> HHarry Normal 0 21 false false false NL-BE X-NONE X-NONE ...
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 04:56:43 PDT
Sentriduino! Its the all new Sentry turret made of recycled things you would find around your house!
Sentriduino! Its the all new Sentry turret made of recycled things you would find around your house! - More DIY How To Projects]]> simonfrfr Hey guys, Today I would like to show you how to make a simple sentry turret out of household Items! You would only need to get an Arduino UNO or Mega, a Ping))) Ultrasonic Range finder, two servos, and an electronic water squinter! The rest of the project is things that you may find around your hous...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:12:59 PDT
Steampunk lavalamp
Steampunk lavalamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> Evinfire Hi there, i'm back with a new project and got the idea from some people here who tought my former project of the steampunk steampipe-lamp could me more interresting... So here it is...a steampunk-steampipe lavalamp. The basics are the same and, made for you this 'step by step' tutorial so you can e...
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 13:22:20 PDT
Laser Show!!!
Laser Show!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> theultimatelaserguy We will be making a laser show that involves mirrors, speakers, and lasers! Gather Materials! For this project you will need: - small mirrors - a - a base ( a wood, metal or plastic sheet to mount all the items - a small computer speaker set - a music source (phone, mp3 player) - a screwdriver ...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 19:09:08 PST
Extreme Color Organ
Extreme Color Organ - More DIY How To Projects]]> Modarius Hi All! I have wanted to do something fun with my bedroom for a while now and the Make it  Glow challenge provided me with a reason to do so. A few months ago I acquired a strand of GE-35 Color Effects lights and owing to the inherent dangers of controlling wall voltages, the strand provided me with...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 14:01:46 PST
Serial Communications with Arduino
Serial Communications with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chowmix12 At this point you should have a robot that can think on its own, we need to be able to tap into its thought process. See what he sees. Make some of his decisions for him. in essence, we need to be able to guage his intelligence to make him more intelligent and increase his efficiency. With serial co...
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Sun, 13 Nov 2011 17:49:46 PST
iPhone/iPod touch Tripod mount!
iPhone/iPod touch Tripod mount! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Chowmix12 On October 14th, 2011, I picked up my iPhone 4S at 8AM. It was the best 3 hours that I wasted waiting in line. Ever since I have been shooting videos and pictures with it! Even with a DSLR at hand I prefer to use my iPhone. With the new 8mp camera, 1080p video recording, and its amazing camera quali...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2011 16:13:41 PST
Cool Clocks joespicnictables "Cool Clocks" gives you the neatest and coolest clocks on Instructable's! From the basic Pin Clock to the Arduino Word Clock! There's no telling what you'll make! DIY TiX Clock Here's my instructable for a DIY TiX clock.  It is powered by an AVR microcontroller.  The display is made up using a pi...
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Wed, 26 Oct 2011 08:22:53 PDT
Tilt Activated Switch
Tilt Activated Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> frank26080115 It's a 3 position SPDT switch that closes (on) when tilted. Made with 3 pieces of plastic, a washer, and three machine screws + nuts. I made this switch as a hack for a cheap r/c car controller, inspired by the wiimote controlled car.I just realized, this can also double as a pedometer or a shake se...
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
Halo LED Lamp beta
Halo LED Lamp beta - More DIY How To Projects]]> theerikjohnson Show your Halo pride with this simple LED light. I saw this design on Xbox live years ago and loved it. So I made a T-shirt of it over at for a buddy ( Turns out, a lot of people dug it. So I’m trying my hand at thi...
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Mon, 17 Oct 2011 15:24:13 PDT
How to make a Ruben's Tube
How to make a Ruben's Tube - More DIY How To Projects]]> howtowithmanish Please Rate this Instructable and follow me for more cool step by step guides. Made By Manish Kumar, Murtaza Tunio and Minaam Abbas The Ruben's Tube is a physics experiment demonstrating a standing wave. It demonstrates the link between sound pressure and sound waves. A length of pipe is perforat...
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Sat, 10 Sep 2011 11:10:51 PDT
LED Binary Clock
LED Binary Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> Emiliano Valencia A Binary Clock! I was recently looking at some binary clocks and I felt like Why not? I have everything to make one and I don't have a clock in my room. So I decided to build one and here it is. Hope you Like it and maybe build your own. It's a cool project because it's your very own, unique clock...
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 20:06:31 PDT
super portable, super loud, long lasting, battery powered speakers
super portable, super loud, long lasting, battery powered speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> polop ever wanted to have a powerful speaker system for those inpromtue garden parties/field raves. many will say this is a redundant Instructable, as there are many boombox style radios from days gone by cheaply available, or these cheap ipod style mp3 docking stations that run on batteries. I s...
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Mon, 1 Jun 2009 12:17:32 PDT
How to Take Kirlian Photos
How to Take Kirlian Photos - More DIY How To Projects]]> Slick36 You have seen those amazing photos with the lightning bolts shooting out of everyday objects. Now it is your turn to learn how to make these pictures READ THE WOLE INSTRUCTABLE BEFORE BUILDING!!! Danger!!!! Warning this project involves extremely high voltages. I am not...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2009 17:23:20 PDT
Laser show for poor man
Laser show for poor man - More DIY How To Projects]]> AP Digital light Here's another useless but cool looking "must build" gadget for every romantic geek. Let me introduce PIC microcontroller based three axis laser spirograph. ... Check link below if you want to see more patterns Laser patterns gallery ... Gathering stuff Design is quite simple and emplo...
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Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:02:07 PST
Arduino Solar Tracker
Arduino Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> geo bruce What is does: It searches for the brightest light source like the sun. How it works How it works: I'd made a sensor of 4 LDRs with sheets between them The withe stips are the LDRs    When the stick on top is righted to the sun or the brightest point  the four...
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Sun, 3 Jul 2011 00:51:01 PDT
Sleep n' Tweet
Sleep n' Tweet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mikeverter The Sleep n' Tweet Now I am lucky enough to work at the greatest company in the world as a University of Waterloo, co-op student. It might not even be a company you’ve heard of yet. They’re named Upverter and we are trying to change the way people design...
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 10:46:31 PDT
Make your own iPhone 4 Wooden Dock / Stand! tato312 Here is a video of a tutorial I made on how to make your own iPhone Wooden Dock / Stand. This will work for every iPhone (2G, 3G, 3GS, 4) and iPod Touch (1, 2, 3, 4) as well. Now go ahead and check my  YouTube channel   and follow me on ...
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Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:24:16 PDT
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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 15:56:15 PST
Arduino Basics: Making Sound
Arduino Basics: Making Sound - More DIY How To Projects]]> frenzy The arduino is surely the little micro controller that could. you can do so much with it! We at instructables have been having so much fun with our arduinos, we wanted to show the instructables community how to do some of the basics! This first tutorial will go over how to make your arduino make si...
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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 09:49:34 PST
Under Water Housing for a SLR or DSLR Camera
Under Water Housing for a SLR or DSLR Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> jkcobabe This under water housing for a DSLR camera is made from a water tight box from Wal-Mart and plumbing parts from Home Depot.  In total I think the cost to "go deep" (Well 6' or so) was less than $40.00 and the photos are both fun and amazing! Step One: Gather Your Materials and Tools Materials:...
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Thu, 30 Dec 2010 14:55:42 PST
Make a Joule Thief
Make a Joule Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> 1up Yes, it's the infamous Joule Thief, in Instructable form! For those of you who don't know, the Joule Thief is a tiny little circuit that allows you to drive a white or blue LED from voltages as low as 0.5 volts. You think those batteries are dead? Don't throw them out yet! Hook them up to the Joule ...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2008 21:05:44 PST
Portable 3-lead Electrocardiograph
Portable 3-lead Electrocardiograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> lw119 I am not a medical professional. Construct and use this device at your own risk. Introduction:   In this instructable I will demonstrate how to make an electrocardiograph (EKG) for monitoring your hear rate via leads taped to your skin. The output will be used to switch an LED on and off with each...
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Sat, 27 Nov 2010 23:36:05 PST
Electric Umbrella
Electric Umbrella - More DIY How To Projects]]> sockmaster Turn an ordinary umbrella into something whimsical and magical. The Electric Umbrella will glow with many pinpoints of light. Carry the sun and the stars with you at night! Perfect for night-time strolls through the countryside or just being silly. And it's dimmer adjustable so you can set how b...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2008 17:28:32 PDT
The 4x4x4 LED cube (Arduino)
The 4x4x4 LED cube (Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> forte1994 In this instructable I will show you how to make a 4x4x4 LED cube that will be controlled by an Arduino Demulionove. now yes you might say" that Arduino has only 14 I/O pins well also the 6 analog pins can be used as pins 15,16,17,18,19,20. that way giving us enough pins (16 columns + 4layers = 20 I...
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Mon, 6 Sep 2010 14:50:40 PDT
LED Throwies
LED Throwies - More DIY How To Projects]]> Q-Branch Developed by the Graffiti Research Lab a division of the Eyebeam R&D OpenLab, LED Throwies are an inexpensive way to add color to any ferromagnetic surface in your neighborhood. A Throwie consists of a lithium battery, a 10mm diffused LED and a rare-earth magnet taped together. Throw it up high and ...
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Tue, 14 Feb 2006 14:36:39 PST
Dr. who inspired watch
Dr. who inspired watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> kyle brinkerhoff this is just an idea that ive been thinking about in the deep recesses of my brain that iv'e always wanted to make, the design on the outside of the band was inspired from the images displayed on the tardis main computer. hope you will enjoy it! tools and materials to make this beautiful watch yo...
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Thu, 16 Sep 2010 15:30:35 PDT
Wireless Power
Wireless Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> robotkid249 Quarter of a million views, thanks everyone! The power cord, I know you hate it. Sometimes, you just want to cut it apart! Well say goodbye to your power cords, because with the power of inductive coupling your device will not need to be connected metal to metal. Seemlessly your device can be charg...
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Wed, 6 May 2009 15:31:01 PDT
EL wire Steam Burton bonsai (steampunk)
EL wire Steam Burton bonsai (steampunk) - More DIY How To Projects]]> stico Hi everyone, My project is a dead bonsaï recycled as a El lamp. I'm sorry but i've lost my datas recently and most of my making off pictures have been deleted :( I'l try to explain this design as close to the original as possible. Feel free to rate it and If you have any questions, just ask! Tool...
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Tue, 3 Aug 2010 16:40:52 PDT
Mousebot Revisited
Mousebot Revisited - More DIY How To Projects]]> m_jake Mousebot from Make vol 2 is a fun introduction to robotics. So fun that I've created this expanded documentation of a Mousey build from start to finish, with a few extra little tips you won't find in the mag. This how-to is best understood after reading the original article from page 100 of Make vol...
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Fri, 27 Jan 2006 05:54:50 PST
How To Make A Homemade Electric Telegraph!!/ johnnyrockstah Make a homemade electronic telegraph for sending morse code messages to family and friends. No soldering required. MATERIALS NEEDED:Two pieces of cardboard (5x7 inches)Two pieces of cardboard (2x4 inches)Duct tapeJumbo paper clipSciccorsThumbtackMini BuzzerRuler One short wireLight bulb from Christm...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2007 13:14:34 PST
Wearable 3D glowing heart!
Wearable 3D glowing heart! - More DIY How To Projects]]> Geekmandude In this instructable, I'll show you how to make a charming three-dimensional broach in the shape of a heart, lit from the inside by an LED.  If broaches aren't your thing, you can also take the heart and put it on a card, on the top of a gift box, on a necklace, or in many other useful locations. A ...
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Mon, 15 Feb 2010 23:34:07 PST
Retro Phone Phone Charging Station
Retro Phone Phone Charging Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> brandegor I love the look of a vintage rotary phone and had a couple of them lying around begging to be brought back to life. In a fit of inspiration, I decided to marry form and function. Thus the Retro Phone Phone Charging Station is born. Gather Tools and Materials Tools you will need: 1. Soldering iro...
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Sat, 30 Jan 2010 11:58:57 PST
Anamorphic Lense Flares in Photoshop Elements (7)
Anamorphic Lense Flares in Photoshop Elements (7) - More DIY How To Projects]]> digitech The Lense Flares included in PhotoShop Elements are great, but lets create a better, anamorphic one. The Elements Create a new project in Photo Shop with a transparent background. adjust the size depending on the type of application your working on. The Flare will be composed of the following: Th...
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Tue, 22 Sep 2009 16:30:14 PDT