Instructables: exploring - technology - current - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:48:55 PST BLOX v1.01 ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-Version-20/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:35:43 PDT
Mini Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Electric-Motor/
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:17:32 PDT
Simple Led driver/Constant-current source 20 mA http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Led-driverConstant-current-source-20-mA/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:15:25 PST
Control your home with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-home-with-Arduino/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:27:37 PDT
Emergency Light/Charger from Fire & Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-LED-powered-by-Fire/
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Thu, 16 May 2013 00:04:27 PDT
Smartphone Charger Powered by Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Charger-Powered-by-Fire/
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Wed, 1 May 2013 11:03:17 PDT
Thermoelectric Fan Powered by a Candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Fan-Driven-by-a-Candle/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAL/IAK8/HEXSGBOS/FALIAK8HEXSGBOS.SMALL.jpg Joohansson A Thermoelectric generator powered by a tealight. It started as an experiment of how much power I could get from one candle. But I liked the idea and it worked really well so I built this electric-mechanical ornament. I did not use a high temperature TEG-module, but instead a cheap TEC-module. That ...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 03:04:10 PDT
Power LED's - simplest light with constant-current circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-LED-s---simplest-light-with-constant-current/
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Mon, 8 Jan 2007 09:02:43 PST
Jacob's Ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Jacobs-Ladder-1/
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 14:09:38 PDT
Super simple high power LED driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-high-power-LED-driver/
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Wed, 19 Mar 2008 07:20:53 PDT
EVERYONE Needs a Multi-Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/EVERYONE-Needs-a-Multi-Meter/
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Mon, 16 May 2011 16:05:31 PDT
How to Make AC Powered "Batteries" for your DC Powered Devices http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-AC-Powered-Batteries-for-your-DC-Pow/
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Fri, 18 Jun 2010 08:37:28 PDT
High Power LED Driver Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuits-for-using-High-Power-LED-s/
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Mon, 8 Jan 2007 08:59:56 PST
LED Replacement Fluorescent Tube http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Replacement-Fluorescent-Tube/
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Sat, 22 Aug 2009 22:41:22 PDT