Instructables: exploring - technology - cool - popular http://www.instructables.com Sun, 24 Jul 2016 07:59:07 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Mini Air Conditioner http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Air-Conditioner/
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Sat, 2 Jul 2016 00:23:09 PDT
Really, REALLY Easy USB Motor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Really-REALLY-Easy-USB-Motor/
Really, REALLY Easy USB Motor! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/MFR2/FHOHJHXX/FDXMFR2FHOHJHXX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/MFR2/FHOHJHXX/FDXMFR2FHOHJHXX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/MFR2/FHOHJHXX/FDXMFR2FHOHJHXX.SMALL.jpg neardood At long last, my 2nd instructable!!! This is fan for you or your computer that runs off any avalable USB port. I reccomend it for beginners into electronics, right up to the pro's. It is easy and fun, you can make in literally five minites!!! REALLY FAST AND EASY!!! Parts and Stuff First you'll...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2008 05:56:17 PDT
Combat Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Combat-Robots/
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Mon, 28 May 2012 15:40:28 PDT
Taking Apart a Floppy Disk Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Apart-a-Floppy-Disk-Drive/
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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:09:10 PST
Raspberry pi Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-pi-Laptop/
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 17:47:45 PDT
How to Use a Wiimote as Your Computer's Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Wiimote-as-Your-Computers-Mouse/
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Sun, 9 Jan 2011 17:44:38 PST
5 layered African Style bead Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/5-layered-African-Style-bead-Necklace/
5 layered African Style bead Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/5UVJ/HIQ4NNEU/F3V5UVJHIQ4NNEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/5UVJ/HIQ4NNEU/F3V5UVJHIQ4NNEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/5UVJ/HIQ4NNEU/F3V5UVJHIQ4NNEU.SMALL.jpg anieses This is a 5 layered African style necklace made of sugar-beads and a big pendant. I have chosen green sugar beads according to my pendant color. This ornament goes well with saris as well as with casuals. You need a lot of patience to do the necklace since the beads are so tiny. Happy Beading! Let'...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 22:31:43 PDT
Computer Shutdown Prank (Windows) http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Shutdown-Prank-Windows/
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Sat, 28 Mar 2009 20:18:18 PDT
Making an animation using powerpoint http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-animation-using-powerpoint/
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Sat, 2 Oct 2010 09:09:59 PDT
Control Servo with Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-Servo-with-Light/
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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:02:53 PST
RGB LED transition (Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-transition-Arduino/
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 16:09:25 PDT
Arduino Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Thermometer-1/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 20:50:55 PDT
Make A Flashlight! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Flashlight!/
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Wed, 21 Nov 2007 18:41:47 PST
Simple Stereo to Mono Headphone Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Stereo-to-Mono-Headphone-Conversion/
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Sun, 19 Dec 2010 10:36:58 PST
How to make custom fonts http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-custom-fonts/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2009 18:09:58 PST
Install RockBox on an iPod (easy steps) http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-RockBox-on-an-iPod-easy-steps/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2008 03:23:24 PDT
Arduino Fish Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Fish-Feeder/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 06:24:59 PDT
Serial Communications with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Serial-Communications-with-Arduino/
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Sun, 13 Nov 2011 17:49:46 PST
Connect your Mac to a HDTV http://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-your-Mac-to-a-HDTV/
Connect your Mac to a HDTV - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/IXBZ/G4JNRAUV/FP1IXBZG4JNRAUV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/IXBZ/G4JNRAUV/FP1IXBZG4JNRAUV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP1/IXBZ/G4JNRAUV/FP1IXBZG4JNRAUV.SMALL.jpg geekazoid  In this Instructable, I will explain in detail how to connect your MacBook, or iMac to an HDTV. There are many applications for such a setup, and the list is practically endless. Here are a few: - Stream video from the Internet. Many sites allow you to legally watch full length episodes of TV show...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:34:34 PST
How to Build a Bench-Top Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Bench-Top-Power-Supply/
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Sun, 8 Jul 2007 22:34:56 PDT
Change The Appearance Of Your YouTube Channel http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-The-Appearance-Of-Your-YouTube-Channel/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2008 16:08:57 PDT
How to clone yourself in Photoshop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clone-yourself-in-Photoshop/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2008 05:53:02 PDT
Show hidden files in Mac OS X http://www.instructables.com/id/Show-hidden-files-in-Mac-OS-X/
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 01:30:32 PDT
Arduino Voice recognition. (Basic) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Voice-recognition-Basic/
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Wed, 15 Aug 2012 19:04:26 PDT
Make a Customized Clock that Runs Backwards http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Customized-Clock-that-Runs-Backwards/
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Fri, 21 Aug 2009 04:07:48 PDT
photoshop: galaxy effect http://www.instructables.com/id/photoshop-galaxy-effect/
photoshop: galaxy effect - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/I566/G91Y8WES/F82I566G91Y8WES.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/I566/G91Y8WES/F82I566G91Y8WES.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/I566/G91Y8WES/F82I566G91Y8WES.SMALL.jpg thelastonekills This is a very easy photoshop tutorial for even the most novice artist. this is just the steps in dot points, sorry if you like reading lots :( clouds FILTER RENDER CLOUDS FILTER DISTORT SHEAR DUPLICATE LAYER plastic wrap FILTER ARTISTIC PLASTIC WRAP SOFT LIGHT DUPLICATE LAYER chrome FI...
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Sun, 11 Apr 2010 01:49:38 PDT
cool that amp down http://www.instructables.com/id/cool-that-amp-down/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2008 18:13:14 PDT
How to build a simple robotic arm from Lego Mindstorms NXT? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-simple-robotic-arm-from-Lego-Mindst/
How to build a simple robotic arm from Lego Mindstorms NXT? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/3AT1/FIG8WM9L/FC23AT1FIG8WM9L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/3AT1/FIG8WM9L/FC23AT1FIG8WM9L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC2/3AT1/FIG8WM9L/FC23AT1FIG8WM9L.SMALL.jpg roksraka Today, I will tell you how I built my robotic arm from Lego Mindstorms NXT.In fact, I wanted to build a robotic tripod for my camera. I found out, that it's more difficult then it looks. After some experimenting I build this simple robotic arm.I you want to build it too, you need:- Lego Mindstorms N...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2008 00:10:05 PDT
The Hilsch vortex tube http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hilsch-vortex-tube/
The Hilsch vortex tube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/ZA2L/F54HJ3I1/FYUZA2LF54HJ3I1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/ZA2L/F54HJ3I1/FYUZA2LF54HJ3I1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/ZA2L/F54HJ3I1/FYUZA2LF54HJ3I1.SMALL.jpg thecheatscalc The hilsch vortex tube, cools and heats air at the SAME time with no moving parts, and NO electricity. cool huh? it's quite simple, and only a matter of getting the dimensions right! Not to mention the ability to produce EXTREME temperatures! all that's needed is compressed air!So, let's demonstrate...
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Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:09:57 PDT
Control a Arduino with your phone. http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-anything-with-your-smartphone-and-a-Arduin/
Control a Arduino with your phone. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/7XDZ/GJHV99HX/FJK7XDZGJHV99HX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/7XDZ/GJHV99HX/FJK7XDZGJHV99HX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/7XDZ/GJHV99HX/FJK7XDZGJHV99HX.SMALL.jpg mman1506 In this Instructable I'll show how to control your stuff with your phone and the arduino board. I've controlled everything from smoke machines too christmas light's with this program. Video: sorry the video is kinda odd because my camera is trying to adjusting for the light difference. The parts...
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 20:03:32 PST
DIY Beginner's Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Beginners-Quadcopter/
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:50:26 PST
Create A Color Accented Photo In Photoshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-A-Color-Accented-Photo-In-Photoshop/
Create A Color Accented Photo In Photoshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/I2M1/FWKQKOUI/FAKI2M1FWKQKOUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/I2M1/FWKQKOUI/FAKI2M1FWKQKOUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/I2M1/FWKQKOUI/FAKI2M1FWKQKOUI.SMALL.jpg cynical_chemical In this instructable I will show you how to create an easy color accented photo in photoshop, gimp, or any other image editing program. What You Will Need You will need the following things to do this: - Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape, or any other image editing software - A color photo to ac...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:00:52 PDT
Xbee quick setup guide (Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Xbee-quick-setup-guide-Arduino/
Xbee quick setup guide (Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/46HW/H5R9ERO1/F7Y46HWH5R9ERO1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/46HW/H5R9ERO1/F7Y46HWH5R9ERO1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/46HW/H5R9ERO1/F7Y46HWH5R9ERO1.SMALL.jpg simonfrfr This instructable will help you be able to make your xbee work with your arduino. An Xbee is a small transceiver that sends our serial data that is fed into it. It is very helpful in wireless matters, like data from surveillance, RC toys and more. But if you need to set up an Xbee model, after you k...
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 04:01:30 PDT
How to use autohotkey and write basic scripts for it. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-autohotkey-and-write-basic-scripts-for-/
How to use autohotkey and write basic scripts for it. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/QNYF/FSMSY7KE/FLHQNYFFSMSY7KE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/QNYF/FSMSY7KE/FLHQNYFFSMSY7KE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/QNYF/FSMSY7KE/FLHQNYFFSMSY7KE.SMALL.gif idiotjohn In this instructable, you will learn how to use autohotkey and how to make basic scripts. Downloading and installing Autohotkey First, you are required to go to here and download Autohotkey. Install it and start it up. Lets learn how to write scripts! - Step 1 We are just going to do basic scr...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2009 02:52:59 PDT
Control any gadgets with your Brain! (Neurofeedback with Arduino Microcontroller) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-any-gadgets-with-your-Brain-Nero-Feedbac/
Control any gadgets with your Brain! (Neurofeedback with Arduino Microcontroller) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/05TO/GTZK8E4F/FTA05TOGTZK8E4F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/05TO/GTZK8E4F/FTA05TOGTZK8E4F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/05TO/GTZK8E4F/FTA05TOGTZK8E4F.SMALL.jpg iScience You've Seen many cool gadgets on news like, controlling robot. I've been pretty shaken up with that one. So after some 6 months of research, I made my own! All the parts cost me less then 100$! Thats cool isn't it? Materials: - 1 MindFlex - 50$ EBay! - 1 Arduino Microcontroller Here! - Some Wires ...
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Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:21:52 PDT
A Neat Trick on how to Resurface a CD http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Neat-Trick-on-how-to-Resurface-a-CD/
A Neat Trick on how to Resurface a CD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/HLTZ/GV6EY95SZGA/FNTHLTZGV6EY95SZGA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/HLTZ/GV6EY95SZGA/FNTHLTZGV6EY95SZGA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/HLTZ/GV6EY95SZGA/FNTHLTZGV6EY95SZGA.SMALL.jpg Run N Gun This is a trick that a lot of people already know, but just in case they didn't I posted this. CHEERS! Gather the Materials The Needed Materials for This project are: 1.) A scratched CD 2.) White toothpaste (not the gel kind) 3.) Warm water Get Er' Dun! First get you CD and smear the to...
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Tue, 20 Feb 2007 14:27:37 PST
The vinegar and baking soda reaction! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-vinegar-and-baking-soda-reaction-in-different-/
The vinegar and baking soda reaction! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/OCNV/HSM55Y7H/FW2OCNVHSM55Y7H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/OCNV/HSM55Y7H/FW2OCNVHSM55Y7H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/OCNV/HSM55Y7H/FW2OCNVHSM55Y7H.SMALL.jpg JM1999 In this Instructable I will show the readers what happens with the vinegar and baking soda reaction and what I am trying to get is what amount and form is best for an awesome reaction. I will try: Frozen vinegar room temperature baking soda, cold baking soda room temperature vinegar, ...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:51:27 PDT
DIY LCD backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LCD-backlight/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 23:07:44 PST
How to make a timer with notepad. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-timer-with-notepad/
How to make a timer with notepad. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/I2MV/HAFHLAPJ/FNRI2MVHAFHLAPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/I2MV/HAFHLAPJ/FNRI2MVHAFHLAPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/I2MV/HAFHLAPJ/FNRI2MVHAFHLAPJ.SMALL.gif HiPoweredHacker Open notepad. Here's a base code frame that you can use to make a timer. @echo off color 0a :1 pause timeout 60 goto 1 color changes the color combination in the application file timeout set the time in seconds the :1 and the goto 1 loops the timer so that it stops and resets so you can start it ...
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 08:42:24 PST
The Naked Egg: Make an ordinary egg wobbly, bouncy, and squishy using the Scientific Method! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Naked-Egg-Make-an-ordinary-egg-wobbly-bouncy-a/
The Naked Egg: Make an ordinary egg wobbly, bouncy, and squishy using the Scientific Method! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/O9S4/HSM561ER/FJOO9S4HSM561ER.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/O9S4/HSM561ER/FJOO9S4HSM561ER.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/O9S4/HSM561ER/FJOO9S4HSM561ER.SMALL.jpg jmloosen In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make an egg squishy and bouncy using household items, but will also teach you how to use the scientific method. When using the scientific method, remember this acronym: P: Problem H: Hypothesis E: Experiment O: Observations C: Conclusion To make a problem...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:15:20 PDT
Make A Hydraulic Arm! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Hydraulic-Arm/
Make A Hydraulic Arm! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/QSUH/I1XEJIFH/FXLQSUHI1XEJIFH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/QSUH/I1XEJIFH/FXLQSUHI1XEJIFH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXL/QSUH/I1XEJIFH/FXLQSUHI1XEJIFH.SMALL.jpg mist8k Lets make a simple hydraulic arm! I designed this simple arm that's powered using syringes as hydraulics.I've also made a video so make sure to check that out!What I used- Platform- I used a round table coaster Rotating base- I used a tin lidArm- 2 large lolly sticks and 4 standard sized lolly stcks...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:32:28 PDT
Cool Itunes trick - VISUALIZER http://www.instructables.com/id/Cool-Itunes-trick-VISUALIZER/
Cool Itunes trick - VISUALIZER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/UOCW/FOVX0NYZ/FFVUOCWFOVX0NYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/UOCW/FOVX0NYZ/FFVUOCWFOVX0NYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/UOCW/FOVX0NYZ/FFVUOCWFOVX0NYZ.SMALL.jpg voltskaterzb Im gonna tell you how to put vizualizer on Itunes. Visualizer is realy cool thing and you can control it. open Itunes! just open your Itunes. VISUALIZER!!! click view , then visualizer and Itunes visualizer, then click show visualizer or Ctrl+t. visualizer controls M - select configuration...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2008 01:40:29 PST
Free electronic samples http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-electronic-samples/
Free electronic samples - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/OGZN/FXR6YQAO/FEYOGZNFXR6YQAO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/OGZN/FXR6YQAO/FEYOGZNFXR6YQAO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/OGZN/FXR6YQAO/FEYOGZNFXR6YQAO.SMALL.jpg sharlston did you know some companies will ship you free electronics like leds for free? here are the sites i used and some i picked up alng the way rules They are some rules you should know before you start getting free samples from the companies: * You should never ask for more than you need. . * Taki...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2010 15:27:10 PST
Solar Sound System http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Sound-Systerm/
Solar Sound System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/8QUK/IGWJR749/FOG8QUKIGWJR749.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/8QUK/IGWJR749/FOG8QUKIGWJR749.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOG/8QUK/IGWJR749/FOG8QUKIGWJR749.SMALL.jpg siemenwauters Since i have been a scout for 12 years, a few years ago i decided to build a portable speaker powered by the sun. This project recieved a lot of great comments since it was super cool and usefull, But it still had a lot of room for improvement. So here we are a few years later with an assignment for...
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:14:25 PST
Evil Self Duplicating Batch File http://www.instructables.com/id/Evil-Self-Duplicating-Batch-File/
Evil Self Duplicating Batch File - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/K2AA/H2WEZ1B0/FKTK2AAH2WEZ1B0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/K2AA/H2WEZ1B0/FKTK2AAH2WEZ1B0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/K2AA/H2WEZ1B0/FKTK2AAH2WEZ1B0.SMALL.jpg pokerduke123 Have you ever wanted an evil batch file that opens itself again and again and again, doubling itself each time?  Well here is how you do it. Write the Batch Open notepad and write this code. What it means (line by line): 1 Don't show the folder the batch file is currently in. (it makes it look ...
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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 01:41:52 PDT
Turn Your Old CRT Computer Monitor Into A Fish Tank ! ! ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Old-CRT-Computer-Moniter-Into-A-Fish-Tan/
Turn Your Old CRT Computer Monitor Into A Fish Tank ! ! ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/GPOB/F3KLNV83/FVHGPOBF3KLNV83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/GPOB/F3KLNV83/FVHGPOBF3KLNV83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/GPOB/F3KLNV83/FVHGPOBF3KLNV83.SMALL.jpg mcanderson76 Talk about a great screen saver! I've been wanting to do this build for a while now. Just about every time I see and old CRT computer monitor by the side of the road on trash day I think to myself ...that would sure make a cool looking fish tank. So here is my first attempt at turning and old comput...
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Sun, 1 Jul 2007 23:05:18 PDT
Blinking LEDs to Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-LEDs-to-Music/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:52:28 PDT
How to use text in blender http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-text-in-blender/
How to use text in blender - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/6HBI/HU1RWOFI/FT46HBIHU1RWOFI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/6HBI/HU1RWOFI/FT46HBIHU1RWOFI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT4/6HBI/HU1RWOFI/FT46HBIHU1RWOFI.SMALL.jpg NinjaISV In this tutorial I will teach you how to use a custom font in blender and I will teach you how to use it with shapeways. Creating the scene Start by running blender. Click outside of the info box. Blender will automatically create a new scene when you start it. It should look something like thi...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:41:32 PDT
Pulling apart a desktop hard drive to get rare earth magnets. http://www.instructables.com/id/Pulling-apart-a-desktop-hard-drive-to-get-rare-ear/
Pulling apart a desktop hard drive to get rare earth magnets. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/PVIO/F2FRVD3F/FSVPVIOF2FRVD3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/PVIO/F2FRVD3F/FSVPVIOF2FRVD3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSV/PVIO/F2FRVD3F/FSVPVIOF2FRVD3F.SMALL.jpg idiotjohn In this instructable I will show you the steps to take apart a computer hard drive and get the rare earth magnets from it. What you'll need... 1. A hard drive 2. Appropriate screwdrivers Pretty simple, eh? Firstly you will need a hard drive. Hard drives can be found most everywhere. In Austra...
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Thu, 7 Jun 2007 02:57:31 PDT
How to make a Telescope http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Telescope/
How to make a Telescope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/ALQ5/HBXWS6HI/FZPALQ5HBXWS6HI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/ALQ5/HBXWS6HI/FZPALQ5HBXWS6HI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/ALQ5/HBXWS6HI/FZPALQ5HBXWS6HI.SMALL.jpg chandrahas aroori I have always wanted to observe the stars, but the equipment was pretty expensive.Have you been fascinated by the stars in the sky?Did you want to get closer to them?Did you ever want a telescope but it was too expensive? Well here's your answer to all these questions:-How to make a telescope!!! ...
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Wed, 14 Nov 2012 22:06:23 PST