Instructables: exploring - technology - craft - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 1 Jul 2015 10:29:43 PDT BLOX v1.01 3D Printed Dremel Spirograph http://www.instructables.com/id/Dremel-Spirograph/
3D Printed Dremel Spirograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/225L/IACFH3QM/FRI225LIACFH3QM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/225L/IACFH3QM/FRI225LIACFH3QM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/225L/IACFH3QM/FRI225LIACFH3QM.SMALL.jpg wilwrk4tls After my nephew got a spirograph I was inspired to build upon the idea and be able to create something more permanent with it. This is only the beginning of the project as I discovered when I thought I was done, so this may simply be a Part 1, but here is the first part.Please vote for me in the 3D ...
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Sun, 31 May 2015 07:52:01 PDT
Magic Instamorph Mushrooms http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Instamorph-Mushrooms/
Magic Instamorph Mushrooms - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/K6VF/IAAG5P33/F94K6VFIAAG5P33.SMALL.jpg ceejwells Instamorph is a plastic product that you heat with boiling water and form into whatever you want. This was an experiment to see what kind of magic I could bring out of this product. What is more magic than mushrooms? Instamorphing I used a ceramic bowl and poured in the package of Instamorph. It ...
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Sat, 30 May 2015 11:38:11 PDT
Face Vase: A 3D Learning Activity (Made at TechShop) http://www.instructables.com/id/Face-Vase-A-3D-Learning-Activity-Made-at-TechShop/
Face Vase: A 3D Learning Activity (Made at TechShop) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/1BCR/I9UDECXE/FAD1BCRI9UDECXE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/1BCR/I9UDECXE/FAD1BCRI9UDECXE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/1BCR/I9UDECXE/FAD1BCRI9UDECXE.SMALL.jpg Coengineer Many of you are already familiar with the image of a goblet that looks like a person's face. I found Instructables on how to "Make a Vase with the 123D..." and "3D Printed Face Goblet," but as I tried to explain them to my kids, it was apparent that we all got a bit lost in the software to apprecia...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 15:05:52 PDT
Spinning Wheel Business Card (or Mother's Day card!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Wheel-Mothers-Day-Card-or-Business-Card/
Spinning Wheel Business Card (or Mother's Day card!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/K7DQ/IA56QDNG/F9YK7DQIA56QDNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/K7DQ/IA56QDNG/F9YK7DQIA56QDNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/K7DQ/IA56QDNG/F9YK7DQIA56QDNG.SMALL.jpg dstmartinmaker With three layers of materials and a little thinking you can create a spinning wheel card that fits almost any need. I wanted a unique way to describe what I do for my business card, but quickly realized I could use the same format to create a fun and interesting card to describe my amazing mother!F...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:20:16 PDT
Making Stickers with Vcarve http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Stickers-with-Vcarve/
Making Stickers with Vcarve - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/MEC9/I8J9RWHW/F73MEC9I8J9RWHW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/MEC9/I8J9RWHW/F73MEC9I8J9RWHW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/MEC9/I8J9RWHW/F73MEC9I8J9RWHW.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Recently we bought a cheap Chinese vinyl cutter, or "sticker machine" and although the machine itself is reasonable quality and works well, the Artcut software the runs the machine is just horrible. I found that I couldn't import images, there are not many fonts to choose from and its just not user...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:36:34 PDT
Adafruit Bone Conduction Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Bone-Conduction-Speaker/
Adafruit Bone Conduction Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/1L88/I7RGM12J/F201L88I7RGM12J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/1L88/I7RGM12J/F201L88I7RGM12J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/1L88/I7RGM12J/F201L88I7RGM12J.SMALL.jpg BruceE3 After I had purchased my new iPod, I soon realized that it was incapable of creating its own sound. Thus, I decided to create a speaker that was small and light, but still had good audio quality. In the process of researching what type of speaker I should use, I came across a concept called bone c...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:15:33 PDT
Jungle Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Jungle-Speakers/
Jungle Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/36AZ/I7CCE50I/FRP36AZI7CCE50I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/36AZ/I7CCE50I/FRP36AZI7CCE50I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/36AZ/I7CCE50I/FRP36AZI7CCE50I.SMALL.jpg Plusea Imagine being in the middle of the rainforest and finding (almost) all the materials necessary for building some decent loudspeakers! During a two-week expedition into the jungles of Madagascar we did exactly this - Hacking the Wild!These Jungle Speakers were first made during the Dissemination Lab ...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 00:01:58 PDT
Make a Pressure Sensor for Wearables! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Pressure-Sensor-for-Wearables/
Make a Pressure Sensor for Wearables! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/7SVI/I5XS7ELH/FF37SVII5XS7ELH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/7SVI/I5XS7ELH/FF37SVII5XS7ELH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF3/7SVI/I5XS7ELH/FF37SVII5XS7ELH.SMALL.jpg blinkblink We’re going to make a pressure sensor! Pressure sensors give you the ability to control the amount of electricity that's flowing to your LEDs, just like a dimmer switch. Follow this tutorial, featuring an extremely useful creative circuit material called velostat, and we’ll teach you how to make a c...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 15:52:19 PST
Holiday Cards with Chibitronics - Blinking LED Circuit Stickers http://www.instructables.com/id/Holiday-Cards-with-Chibitronics-Blinking-LED-Circu/
Holiday Cards with Chibitronics - Blinking LED Circuit Stickers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/5ZR0/I4MMSMFI/F495ZR0I4MMSMFI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/5ZR0/I4MMSMFI/F495ZR0I4MMSMFI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F49/5ZR0/I4MMSMFI/F495ZR0I4MMSMFI.SMALL.jpg cathychen Light up your holidays with custom-made Chibitronics holiday cards. This card features a hand-drawn Christmas tree and Chibitronics LED stickers and blinking LED control panel sticker. List of materials1. Chibitronics Kit (White LED, blinking LED control sticker, copper tape, battery)2. Colored Mark...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 13:27:23 PST
Scissor Lift (by craft sticks!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Scissor-Lift-by-craft-sticks/
Scissor Lift (by craft sticks!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/X4WQ/I3H52UP9/FKHX4WQI3H52UP9.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Scissor lifts were first built to do an incredible amount of lifting work of large machines and workers. However, they can also be used to poke your friends, so that's great, too! This scissor lift is highly mod-able in that you make your scissor lift as short or long as you want, and make it do str...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:23:35 PST
Useful Gestures - sculpture series http://www.instructables.com/id/Useful-Gestures-sculpture-series/
Useful Gestures - sculpture series - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/2PLY/I2N6NU4H/F2G2PLYI2N6NU4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/2PLY/I2N6NU4H/F2G2PLYI2N6NU4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/2PLY/I2N6NU4H/F2G2PLYI2N6NU4H.SMALL.jpg xbremer Useful gestures was inspired by the Marshall McLuhan quote, “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” This series of sculptures explores human tool-making from the earliest, primitive material extensions of our bodies to the highly complex, computer-controlled data-verse we live in tod...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:24:37 PST
S.H.I.E.L.D. Tote Bag (With Hidden Hydra Logo) http://www.instructables.com/id/SHIELD-Tote-Bag-With-Hidden-Hydra-Logo/
S.H.I.E.L.D. Tote Bag (With Hidden Hydra Logo) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/3AU6/I1HOO11Q/FY03AU6I1HOO11Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/3AU6/I1HOO11Q/FY03AU6I1HOO11Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/3AU6/I1HOO11Q/FY03AU6I1HOO11Q.SMALL.jpg goldlego If you are familiar with Marvel, then you are most likely aware that Hydra, a villainous organization of power-hungry bad guys, has infiltrated S.H.I.E.L.D. (the good guys!). It came as a huge shock to the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents when Hydra revealed their true identity to S.H.I.E.L.D. because they had b...
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:32:02 PDT
Glowing Critters http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Critters/
Glowing Critters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/NWQE/I0LCRCT3/FZTNWQEI0LCRCT3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/NWQE/I0LCRCT3/FZTNWQEI0LCRCT3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/NWQE/I0LCRCT3/FZTNWQEI0LCRCT3.SMALL.jpg Maker Studio Make your critters come to life with leds! Gather Materials You will need:ledscoincell batteriestapeEaster eggscraft materialshot gluescissors Make your critter Add craft materials to your Easter egg to make any sort of critter you want. Make sure the avoid glueing/taping the opening of the E...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:16:16 PDT
Video Tutorial: Magnetic Switch Light Up & Music Sponge Cake http://www.instructables.com/id/Video-Tutorial-Magnetic-Switch-Light-Up-Music-Spon/
Video Tutorial: Magnetic Switch Light Up & Music Sponge Cake - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/1TOB/I0A564M6/FB01TOBI0A564M6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/1TOB/I0A564M6/FB01TOBI0A564M6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/1TOB/I0A564M6/FB01TOBI0A564M6.SMALL.jpg Artezia Have you ever eaten a cake so pretty, you just wish you can preserve it forever?Well, wish no more! Don’t be fooled by these delicious looking cakes! They’re actually faux cakes!Not only do they look good enough to eat, they also light up and play the birthday tune!These playful sweet delights will ...
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 02:23:28 PDT
LED Felt Carrot with Soft Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Felt-Carrot-with-Soft-Circuits/
LED Felt Carrot with Soft Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/V4T3/HZS8TFL4/F5OV4T3HZS8TFL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/V4T3/HZS8TFL4/F5OV4T3HZS8TFL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/V4T3/HZS8TFL4/F5OV4T3HZS8TFL4.SMALL.jpg Snax_and_Macs Hi! Have you ever wanted to make a felt carrot that lights up when you touch it? Yes!? Well then this is the Instructables for you!Here's what you need: MaterialsFelt - Green and Orange3V battery2 LED's Needle and orange and green thread Solder/Soldering Iron and conductive material OR Copper Tape C...
By: Snax_and_Macs

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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:33:57 PDT
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Boxbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Chassis-for-Cheap-Robots-1-Boxbot/
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Boxbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Previously I made an Instructable on cheap motors and wheels for robots, but wheels alone don't make a robot. If you want your robot to cruise in style, it's going to need a sturdy and stylish body.It's easy to make something rough but functional, but in my experience taking the time to make somethi...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:43:34 PDT
Don’t Upset Kitty! (LittleBits Project) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dont-Upset-Kitty-LittleBits-Project/
Don’t Upset Kitty! (LittleBits Project) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/HZMC/HXMUULE3/F4IHZMCHXMUULE3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/HZMC/HXMUULE3/F4IHZMCHXMUULE3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/HZMC/HXMUULE3/F4IHZMCHXMUULE3.SMALL.jpg TheHiveTHPL Using LittleBits parts, this project displays a happy cat until you pull his tail. Then you upset kitty.Total Build Time: 30 mins Draw and cut out cat – 10 mins Arduino coding – 5 mins LittleBits parts assembly – 5 mins Foam board assembly – 5 mins Testing – 5 mins Gather all th...
By: TheHiveTHPL

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:32:55 PDT
Motors and Wheels for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Motors-and-Wheels-for-Cheap-Robots/
Motors and Wheels for Cheap Robots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/KGPN/HXMKQU4U/FY9KGPNHXMKQU4U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/KGPN/HXMKQU4U/FY9KGPNHXMKQU4U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/KGPN/HXMKQU4U/FY9KGPNHXMKQU4U.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks When I was little, and just getting started out with robotics, I had very little in the way of funds or patience for ordering robot kits online. Back then the selection was more limited than today and pretty much all the robotics kits were built for Windows users, which my family and I very much wer...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:42:15 PDT
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Diffused-Glue-Stick-Lamp/
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SMALL.jpg vishalapr Last week, I received the glue gun I ordered almost a month ago which I replaced with my older mini glue gun. The mini glue gun used thin glue sticks(7mm) whereas the new one I got used only normal sized glue sticks(10mm). So I had a whole bunch of these thin glue sticks left over, thought for a bit...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:51:32 PDT
Knit a Working Circuit Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Knit-a-Working-Circuit-Board/
Knit a Working Circuit Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/Y0EQ/HWIMST00/FP8Y0EQHWIMST00.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/Y0EQ/HWIMST00/FP8Y0EQHWIMST00.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/Y0EQ/HWIMST00/FP8Y0EQHWIMST00.SMALL.jpg jseay For this instructable, I'll demonstrate how to knit circuitry, using a simple LED circuit as an example. The instructions assume you already know how to knit, solder, and wire up LEDs. (If you need to brush up on those skills, there are great tutorials all over the web.)IntroductionAfter discoveri...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:16:41 PDT
How to Make a light for Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-light-for-Photography/
How to Make a light for Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/EIQW/HUYLT1F7/F3PEIQWHUYLT1F7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/EIQW/HUYLT1F7/F3PEIQWHUYLT1F7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/EIQW/HUYLT1F7/F3PEIQWHUYLT1F7.SMALL.jpg ishiyasu How to Make a light for PhotographyWhen you take a picture of something, you can't do it well if the light is dark.Make the light for photography to get enough light. Materials a base boarda corrugated plastica velcro tapean aluminum foila socketa double sided tapea switcha outleta joining termi...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 06:52:24 PDT
Nokia Lumia 1020 Filter Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Nokia-Lumia-1020-Filter-Mount/
Nokia Lumia 1020 Filter Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/EI2J/HU843LAY/FI6EI2JHU843LAY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/EI2J/HU843LAY/FI6EI2JHU843LAY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/EI2J/HU843LAY/FI6EI2JHU843LAY.SMALL.jpg patricholas424 If you love creating, then you have come to the right place. This instructable is made for Nokia Lumia 1020 owners & Smart Phone photographers everywhere! First things first, having a Nokia Lumia 1020 alone is not enough for this Instructable. You will also need the Camera Grip for Nokia Lumia 10...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:45:22 PDT
littleBits Sample Rotator http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Sample-Rotator/
littleBits Sample Rotator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/01WO/HQQLL298/F7V01WOHQQLL298.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/01WO/HQQLL298/F7V01WOHQQLL298.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/01WO/HQQLL298/F7V01WOHQQLL298.SMALL.jpg KRA5H In this Instructable I demonstrate how to build a sample rotator using Erector set parts and littleBits. The sample rotator, or media rotator "is a common piece of standard laboratory equipment that is used for continuous mixing of lab samples, for example for slowly reacting or dissolving component...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:16:31 PST
PIE-rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert! (Mega Dangerous) http://www.instructables.com/id/PIE-rotechnic-Thanksgiving-Dessert-Mega-Dangerous/
PIE-rotechnic Thanksgiving Dessert! (Mega Dangerous) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/YJ1G/HO7XGB68/FQSYJ1GHO7XGB68.SMALL.jpg The King of Random An innocent looking pumpkin pie erupts an insane fountain of flames and fire! Watch the Video! WARNING: This project is for demonstrational, educational, and entertainment purposes only.   It is not intended to be duplicated.  This experiment should only be attempted by experienced professi...
By: The King of Random

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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:57:48 PST
10 Things To Do at a Birthday Party with Liquid Nitrogen! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Things-To-Do-at-a-Birthday-Party-with-Liquid-Ni/
10 Things To Do at a Birthday Party with Liquid Nitrogen! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/SW7Z/HLR2IFVP/FB2SW7ZHLR2IFVP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/SW7Z/HLR2IFVP/FB2SW7ZHLR2IFVP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/SW7Z/HLR2IFVP/FB2SW7ZHLR2IFVP.SMALL.jpg The King of Random 10 tricks with liquid nitrogen that you could try at your next party, but probably shouldn't! Watch the Video!   WARNING:  These projects and results are depictions of my own personal experiences, which may vary depending on location, and modifications to project ideas.  There may be risks ...
By: The King of Random

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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 08:46:40 PDT
Interactive Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Quilt/
Interactive Quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/GYON/HFSH595I/FAHGYONHFSH595I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/GYON/HFSH595I/FAHGYONHFSH595I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/GYON/HFSH595I/FAHGYONHFSH595I.SMALL.jpg kncjdavis This project is a hanging, interactive quilt for my 8 year-old daughter.  Each section of the quilt requires her to do something to activate either the lights or the sounds.   Materials Needed For Quilt: Fabric -5 colors for background -Backing & binding (about 1 yard) -flowers -leaves -clouds -f...
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Wed, 1 May 2013 21:06:14 PDT
How to make a RC Hovercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-RC-Hovercraft/
How to make a RC Hovercraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/T51A/HE7D9KQA/FXHT51AHE7D9KQA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/T51A/HE7D9KQA/FXHT51AHE7D9KQA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/T51A/HE7D9KQA/FXHT51AHE7D9KQA.SMALL.jpg sjors073 A while ago I posted an instructable of my radio controlled hovercraft, which you can see here: http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Hovercraft/ I hope you liked it, some of you asked me to make an step by step instructable. I thought that was a good idea and I decided to make one. In this inst...
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:01:27 PDT
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Emergency-Phone-Charger-MacGyver-Style/
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SMALL.jpg The King of Random In this video, you'll learn how to "MacGyver" a 40 Watt Electrical Generator from a cordless drill and a few household items.  Here's how to charge a phone, illuminate small lights, and make electricity in a pinch. For more projects like this, check out www.thekingofrandom.com Watch the Video! ...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:15:46 PST
Make a Real Working Speaker for Under $1.00! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Real-Working-Speaker-for-Under-100/
Make a Real Working Speaker for Under $1.00! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/MMRO/HCB8KMY6/FYMMMROHCB8KMY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/MMRO/HCB8KMY6/FYMMMROHCB8KMY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/MMRO/HCB8KMY6/FYMMMROHCB8KMY6.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Here's how to make a real working paper plate speaker for under $1.00! Watch the Video! $1 Paper Plate Speaker? Back in 2007, YouTube user HouseholdHacker posted a parody video on how to make a High-Def speaker for under a buck. MythBusters took on the challenge and busted it. Although t...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:22:39 PST
Paint Pulse: Digital Water Marbling http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Pulse-Digital-Water-Marbling/
Paint Pulse: Digital Water Marbling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/ZG38/HAQ37497/FMTZG38HAQ37497.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/ZG38/HAQ37497/FMTZG38HAQ37497.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/ZG38/HAQ37497/FMTZG38HAQ37497.SMALL.jpg blorgggg   Paint Pulse is a project which seeks to build upon the water marbling crafts of Ebru and Suminagashi with digital behavioral additions. The idea is to design intricate, flowing patterns of paint directly on the surface of water which you can capture on the surface of paper. Expert crafters c...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:56:34 PST
Craft Cymatics: A sensing sand dispenser and vibrating sound plate http://www.instructables.com/id/Craft-Cymatics-A-sensing-sand-dispenser-and-vibra/
Craft Cymatics: A sensing sand dispenser and vibrating sound plate - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/W5AC/HBUZHBPH/F8XW5ACHBUZHBPH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/W5AC/HBUZHBPH/F8XW5ACHBUZHBPH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/W5AC/HBUZHBPH/F8XW5ACHBUZHBPH.SMALL.jpg agrosz This project combines performance and craft in a system that visualizes sound waves as sand on an oscillating plate. The frequency of sound, and the flow of sand are controlled by a box suspended above the plate. Created with the effort to combine digital performance and crafts, the Digital World &...
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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 14:04:34 PST
How to Make Batteries From Spare Change http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Turn-Spare-Pocket-Change-into-DIY-Batteries/
How to Make Batteries From Spare Change - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/FGBI/HAVGJYI6/FB1FGBIHAVGJYI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/FGBI/HAVGJYI6/FB1FGBIHAVGJYI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB1/FGBI/HAVGJYI6/FB1FGBIHAVGJYI6.SMALL.jpg The King of Random See The Video! What's a penny worth these days?  Not much, but could there be some free energy hidden inside your spare pennies? You'd be surprised! Watch the video to learn how you can put together stacks of pennies to form makeshift batteries that can drive small-current devices like LEDs a...
By: The King of Random

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Sat, 5 Jan 2013 16:07:15 PST
Augmented Reality Paper Mario http://www.instructables.com/id/Augmented-Reality-Paper-Mario/
Augmented Reality Paper Mario - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/QWQM/HBHGL5BV/FQUQWQMHBHGL5BV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/QWQM/HBHGL5BV/FQUQWQMHBHGL5BV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/QWQM/HBHGL5BV/FQUQWQMHBHGL5BV.SMALL.jpg kamibox.de Have you already played Paper Mario Sticker Star on Nintendo 3DS? A great thing to be unwrapped under the christmas tree! And a great thing to be played, as well. So I gathered all my creative talents and crafted a magic diorama that can be built in less than 20 minutes. World, hast thou ever seen ...
By: kamibox.de

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Thu, 3 Jan 2013 04:54:34 PST
Tornado Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Tornado-Machine/
Tornado Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SMALL.jpg ixisuprflyixi I made a number of these "tornado machines" in the past and everyone usually enjoys them but because I make things in such a careless way I often don't take photos and everything is one of a kind. However, Instructables is helping me to change all that. Now I plan and research and make models and d...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:34:09 PST
Building a Noise Maker with Bare Paint and a 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Noise-Maker-with-Bare-Paint-and-a-555-t/
Building a Noise Maker with Bare Paint and a 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/KUYD/H6MF31E1/FMSKUYDH6MF31E1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/KUYD/H6MF31E1/FMSKUYDH6MF31E1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/KUYD/H6MF31E1/FMSKUYDH6MF31E1.SMALL.jpg BareConductive                       In this tutorial we will build a simple circuit that uses a 555 timer and a Bare Paint potentiometer to make an interactive noise-maker. Before you dive into this tutorial it is worth checking out one of Matt's tutorials on building a potentiometer using Bare Paint. It is a...
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Tue, 4 Sep 2012 05:46:46 PDT
Electronic Floral Jewelery http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Floral-Jewelery/
Electronic Floral Jewelery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/K8B6/H5EDU77F/F3JK8B6H5EDU77F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/K8B6/H5EDU77F/F3JK8B6H5EDU77F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/K8B6/H5EDU77F/F3JK8B6H5EDU77F.SMALL.jpg fqiu Electronic floral jewelry combines beautiful air dry clay flowers with circuits. What do you get? Super cool and high tech jewelery. It will serve as a non-intimidating channel for young women to gain hands-on circuitry experience while building something beautiful, expressive, and useful that they ...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 20:01:59 PDT
Unique E-Reader Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Unique-E-Reader-Case/
Unique E-Reader Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/IM4O/H4I7VMHK/F4SIM4OH4I7VMHK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/IM4O/H4I7VMHK/F4SIM4OH4I7VMHK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/IM4O/H4I7VMHK/F4SIM4OH4I7VMHK.SMALL.jpg fjordcarver Want to make a custom e-reader case that really shouts "This is Me! It's how I roll, I am a maker!"? For a couple of bucks, I'll show you how you can make an e-reader case as unique as you. Practical. Attention grabbing, unique. Make one for next to nothing, and reap the rewards of being an attenti...
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 16:58:24 PDT
Making an Electro Card using Bare Paint! http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-Electro-Card-using-Bare-Paint/
Making an Electro Card using Bare Paint! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/9VK9/H1YOAZXZ/FV19VK9H1YOAZXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/9VK9/H1YOAZXZ/FV19VK9H1YOAZXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/9VK9/H1YOAZXZ/FV19VK9H1YOAZXZ.SMALL.jpg BareConductive In this tutorial Bare Conductive will show you how to make a light-up greeting cards with LEDs! To do this we will use some Bare Paint, a battery and some standard, flashing and surface-mount LEDs. To help you complete this project we've made all the components available in a Kit which you can buy ...
By: BareConductive

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Thu, 10 May 2012 05:11:06 PDT
Make an Electric Octopus Badge! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Electric-Octopus-Badge/
Make an Electric Octopus Badge! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/9DLW/H1YOHCJF/F6P9DLWH1YOHCJF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/9DLW/H1YOHCJF/F6P9DLWH1YOHCJF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/9DLW/H1YOHCJF/F6P9DLWH1YOHCJF.SMALL.jpg BareConductive This tutorial will show you how to assemble a Badge Kit. The Badge Kit is unique in that it uses a piece of cardboard which has been pre-printed with Bare Paint in the shape of a jaunty octopus with a hat. Your job is to poke some holes and attach a couple of components using Bare Paint as a cold so...
By: BareConductive

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Tue, 8 May 2012 11:56:51 PDT
Pointilist Edge Lit Card With Auto On/Off Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Pointilist-Edge-Lit-Card-With-Auto-OnOff/
Pointilist Edge Lit Card With Auto On/Off Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/4O6R/H9G0SYI3/FS54O6RH9G0SYI3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/4O6R/H9G0SYI3/FS54O6RH9G0SYI3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/4O6R/H9G0SYI3/FS54O6RH9G0SYI3.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid Several months back, I wanted to send a thank you card to the folks at instructables HQ for letting me hang out with them during Maker Faire.  I knew a store bought card just wouldn't do, so my mind immediately turned to the edge lit cards created by the nice people at evilmadscientist.com. These...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 08:15:13 PST
LED Holiday Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Holiday-Tie/
LED Holiday Tie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/P4RI/GWG7O7GX/F2JP4RIGWG7O7GX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/P4RI/GWG7O7GX/F2JP4RIGWG7O7GX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/P4RI/GWG7O7GX/F2JP4RIGWG7O7GX.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Make an LED holiday tie for that special man in your life this Christmas.  It is easy to create fun light patterns using Aniomagic's Sparkle Board even if you don't have any previous knowledge of circuitry or programming.  This is a great project to do with your kids to teach them a bit about electr...
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Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:03:33 PST
Plastic Milk http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Milk/
Plastic Milk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/5ALH/GUMF7UUX/FHR5ALHGUMF7UUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/5ALH/GUMF7UUX/FHR5ALHGUMF7UUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/5ALH/GUMF7UUX/FHR5ALHGUMF7UUX.SMALL.jpg sunshiine I was trying to find a recipe I could use to produce a chemical reaction for the Mad Scientist contest and the chemical reaction contest. I came across this one and thought is was interesting. For this tutorial I will be making Plastic milk. Recipe Recipe ingredients: 2 Cups Milk 2 Table...
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Sun, 6 Nov 2011 01:07:23 PST
Parts Storage Solution http://www.instructables.com/id/Parts-Storage-Solution/
Parts Storage Solution - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/GR8Y/GTGCQKN5/FD8GR8YGTGCQKN5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/GR8Y/GTGCQKN5/FD8GR8YGTGCQKN5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/GR8Y/GTGCQKN5/FD8GR8YGTGCQKN5.SMALL.jpg carlmal Great parts storage and indexing solution. Features: -Simple to construct -Inexpensive -High density -Floor or bench space NOT required. -Scaleable, go as big as you like -Easy to index new parts Parts Required #1 -3/16" x 36" Metal rod -2 Small U-Clamps -2 Utility shelf mounting brackets Par...
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Sat, 8 Oct 2011 22:52:17 PDT
How to do a Pin Up Style Photo-shoot at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-a-Pin-Up-Style-Photo-shoot-at-Home/
How to do a Pin Up Style Photo-shoot at Home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/LCZT/GRN96ROE/FM5LCZTGRN96ROE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/LCZT/GRN96ROE/FM5LCZTGRN96ROE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM5/LCZT/GRN96ROE/FM5LCZTGRN96ROE.SMALL.jpg CreativeCate Hey everyone! I’ve been getting a lot of questions and requests for more info on how to take and edit your own pin-up and vintage style photos so I decided to get it together and do another pin-up photoshoot with some friends and let you all get to see how its done! I made a video of the shoot so yo...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 10:05:37 PDT
3D Business Card (for projection artists) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Business-Card-for-projection-artists/
3D Business Card (for projection artists) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/5VC4/GHFK7YXR/FN95VC4GHFK7YXR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/5VC4/GHFK7YXR/FN95VC4GHFK7YXR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN9/5VC4/GHFK7YXR/FN95VC4GHFK7YXR.SMALL.jpg TAE_Kim Hello, I have designed a 3D business card for projection artists. Too easy to make! Check it out! Business cards are often thrown away if it is a flat boring card. I have designed a business card which transforms into a 3D pop-up card. This lets people experience a simple paper craft and display it...
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Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:21:28 PST
RGB LED Brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Brooch/
RGB LED Brooch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/533I/G783UGFR/FAS533IG783UGFR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/533I/G783UGFR/FAS533IG783UGFR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/533I/G783UGFR/FAS533IG783UGFR.SMALL.jpg goldi216 RGB LED electronic brooch. Very simple to make and fun to play with. The project combined of basic shapes and electronics and mainly created to be an easy tutorial for a soft circuit that can be modified and expended. Materials and tools Materials 1. Non-conductive fabric: can be any sort of s...
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Thu, 25 Mar 2010 19:23:56 PDT
Make Picture Frames Out of Cereal (free) Box Cardboard! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Picture-Frames-Out-of-Cereal-free-Box-Cardb/
Make Picture Frames Out of Cereal (free) Box Cardboard! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/FZPC/G0AMH255/FSGFZPCG0AMH255.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/FZPC/G0AMH255/FSGFZPCG0AMH255.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/FZPC/G0AMH255/FSGFZPCG0AMH255.SMALL.jpg Creativeman A simple idea is sometimes the best. Here, I show how to make frames for any of the prints you might like to display, show, or simply have on your desk or dresser. Pictures, no matter how much we like them tend to become passe' after awhile. So why spend a lot of money on frames that could be put ...
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Sun, 4 Oct 2009 12:16:42 PDT
How to Fuse Plastic Bags into a Laptop Case http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fuse-Plastic-Bags-into-a-Laptop-Case/
How to Fuse Plastic Bags into a Laptop Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/JC9M/FVUJHNBV/F1DJC9MFVUJHNBV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/JC9M/FVUJHNBV/F1DJC9MFVUJHNBV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/JC9M/FVUJHNBV/F1DJC9MFVUJHNBV.SMALL.jpg threadbanger Need a laptop case and want to do your part in saving Mother Earth? Try out this laptop case made from plastic bags.Watch the episode here or watch below: Materials You'll need:-wax paper-scissors-iron-lots of plastic bags (the crinklier the better)-Fabric for lining (like an old sweatshirt) P...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:07:00 PDT
Bioshock Belt Buckle in Bronze http://www.instructables.com/id/Bioshock-Belt-Buckle-in-Bronze/
Bioshock Belt Buckle in Bronze - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/SS8E/FXP6OWZV/FVKSS8EFXP6OWZV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/SS8E/FXP6OWZV/FVKSS8EFXP6OWZV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/SS8E/FXP6OWZV/FVKSS8EFXP6OWZV.SMALL.jpg bofthem Photoshop! This step is pretty simple. I needed to create a nice, clear reference image to trace in 3d. All I had to do here is increase the contrast and clean up an image of the Bioshock logo I found online. I started by resizing the image so the logo filled the canvas. Then I pulled up the ima...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2009 02:00:56 PDT
World's thinnest programmable leather bracelet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-thinnest-programmable-leather-bracelet/
World's thinnest programmable leather bracelet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/NBJN/FW5H4DON/FEXNBJNFW5H4DON.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/NBJN/FW5H4DON/FEXNBJNFW5H4DON.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEX/NBJN/FW5H4DON/FEXNBJNFW5H4DON.SMALL.jpg aniomagic Button-schemer, by Aniomagic, is such an amazing little widget. It's an ambient program reader the size of a nickel which is programmable with specially timed flashes of light. With it, we will make the world's thinnest, programmable bracelet.I've already found a whole bunch of uses for the bracele...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2009 21:42:56 PDT