Instructables: exploring - technology - diy - cheap http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:06:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make A Cheap Lithium Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Cheap-Lithium-Battery-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:55:27 PDT
Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Tin-Quiet-Alarm/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:04:18 PST
Raspberry Pi "Google Glass" - simple and sleek http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Google-Glass-simple-and-sleek/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:55:41 PST
DIY Track Dolly http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Track-Dolly-51/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:45:01 PST
DIY iPhone Video Rig http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-iPhone-Video-Rig/
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:28:22 PST
Raspberry Pi as Hi-Fi player with RuneAudio http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-as-Hi-Fi-player-with-RuneAudio/
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:32:56 PST
Variable Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-Power-Supply-2/
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:52:34 PST
DIY Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Speaker-PartyBar/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:21:00 PST
DIY $5 USBTinyISP http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-5-USBTinyISP/
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:30:31 PST
DIY Smartphone Film Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smartphone-Film-Scanner/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:38:34 PST
DIY HiFi Bookshelf Speakers (Studio Reference) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-HiFi-Bookshelf-Speakers-Studio-Reference/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:49:45 PST
Cheap professional carrousel pipette stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-professional-carrousel-pipette-stand-from-h/
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:38:18 PST
AND operator/Signal Combiner http://www.instructables.com/id/AND-operator/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/YYG2/HMVJH3U4/FAQYYG2HMVJH3U4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/YYG2/HMVJH3U4/FAQYYG2HMVJH3U4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/YYG2/HMVJH3U4/FAQYYG2HMVJH3U4.SMALL.jpg fahadshihab This is my new AND Operator (sorry, it can't recognise 0,0 as 1). I am using this project to build my 2-channel Radio control circuit which doesn't have any programmable ICs so it will cost only 12 dirhams. This circuit needs only one 'combined' signal which can be decoded by the receiver. The YouT...
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:01:20 PDT
DIY Creepy Halloween Orbs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Creepy-Halloween-Orbs/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:06:26 PDT
DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-USB-Solar-Charger-20-4-Ports/
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:51:14 PDT
DIY Laptop Skin! Easy, Cute & Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laptop-Skin-Easy-Cute-Cheap/
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 09:31:54 PDT
Easy but destructive wrist mounted flamethrower http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-but-destructive-wrist-mounted-flamethrower/
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Tue, 13 Aug 2013 10:31:33 PDT
Cheap DSLR Protection Against The Elements http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-DSLR-Protection-Against-The-Elements/
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 19:47:57 PDT
Make simple and cheap phone holder/tripod http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-simple-and-cheap-phone-holdertripod/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/5J61/HJAHZXA8/FW55J61HJAHZXA8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/5J61/HJAHZXA8/FW55J61HJAHZXA8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/5J61/HJAHZXA8/FW55J61HJAHZXA8.SMALL.jpg kankintojas Simple tutorial how to make phone holder/tripod out of egg box.
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Fri, 19 Jul 2013 12:16:42 PDT
RC boat for $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-boat-for-10/
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 05:22:30 PDT
0$ Cpu Fan Duct http://www.instructables.com/id/0-Cpu-Fan-Duct/
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:39:21 PDT
DIY 1200W CFL daylight for product photography or video light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1200W-CFL-daylight-for-product-photography-or-/
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:12:29 PDT
How to make a external cell phone battery for under $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-external-cell-phone-battery-for-unde/
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:26:21 PDT
High Speed Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Speed-Photography-1/
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Wed, 29 May 2013 04:09:17 PDT
DIY Microbial Fuel Cell! EASY! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Microbial-Fuel-Cell-easy/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/A915/HK6XN9LR/F5MA915HK6XN9LR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/A915/HK6XN9LR/F5MA915HK6XN9LR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/A915/HK6XN9LR/F5MA915HK6XN9LR.SMALL.jpg paultnylund Let me know if you need any help building one of your own. My name is Paul Nylund, and my partner on the project was Marcia Rojas if you need to cite this. Blueprint: http://goo.gl/Z3Nuf During our testing, we occasionally saw spikes of up to 6 volts while adjusting the apparatus. We were not able...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 13:57:30 PDT
CHEAP DIY CNC ! http://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-DIY-CNC-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/W42M/HH2VLHP0/F3WW42MHH2VLHP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/W42M/HH2VLHP0/F3WW42MHH2VLHP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3W/W42M/HH2VLHP0/F3WW42MHH2VLHP0.SMALL.jpg siemenwauters HI there reader... My name is Siemen and i am from belguim. In this second instructable ill show you how i make my CNC 2.0. This will be a step by step guide which you can follow complete with plans. At the moment i write this only the designing and ordering of the parts is done. more steps will be...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 14:39:03 PDT
DIY LiPo Li-Ion battery charger from old cellphone http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LiPo-Lion-battery-charger-from-old-cellphone/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/TQRQ/HH2VMX7R/F2ITQRQHH2VMX7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/TQRQ/HH2VMX7R/F2ITQRQHH2VMX7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/TQRQ/HH2VMX7R/F2ITQRQHH2VMX7R.SMALL.jpg tutdude98 Do you need LiPo or Li-Ion charger but new one or kit is just too expensive? Well i got same problem and they can cost up to 20$ Luckly i got old phone and it have integrated charging circuit which i need It can charge 1 LiPo or Li-Ion battery and since i removed battery that is used to remember dat...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 00:31:15 PDT
DIY $200 Robotic Hand - Part 2: The Controller - Arduino Project http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-200-Robotic-Hand-Part-2-The-Controller-A/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/J3H4/HH2VKRE6/F3YJ3H4HH2VKRE6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/J3H4/HH2VKRE6/F3YJ3H4HH2VKRE6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Y/J3H4/HH2VKRE6/F3YJ3H4HH2VKRE6.SMALL.jpg aaronthomen I designed and built this robotic hand and the controller for less than $200.  The fingers and thumb are controlled by servo motors.  The first video shows the hand in action.  The second video shows how to make the controller. Visit my website for an Arduino sketch to make it all work: www.Surfing...
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Fri, 24 May 2013 11:54:29 PDT
DIY $200 Robotic Hand - Arduino Project http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-200-Robotic-Hand-Arduino-Project/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/MCRE/HGH71I1C/FCFMCREHGH71I1C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/MCRE/HGH71I1C/FCFMCREHGH71I1C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/MCRE/HGH71I1C/FCFMCREHGH71I1C.SMALL.jpg aaronthomen I designed and built this robotic hand and the controller for less than $200.  The fingers and thumb are controlled by servo motors.  The first video shows the hand in action.  The second video shows how to make the hand.  Here is Part 2: DIY $200 Robotic Hand Part 2: The Controller Visit my websi...
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Sat, 11 May 2013 09:39:56 PDT
$10 DIY Box Teleprompter That Works Great! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-DIY-Box-Teleprompter-That-Works-Great/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/2OA2/HFSHSE9P/F5S2OA2HFSHSE9P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/2OA2/HFSHSE9P/F5S2OA2HFSHSE9P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/2OA2/HFSHSE9P/F5S2OA2HFSHSE9P.SMALL.jpg collaredkeeper If you have an ipad, iphone, or computer monitor, you can make a $10 teleprompter that rivals that of the pros! You don't need woodcrafting skills or an elaborate design, just a box knife and about 20 minutes of your time. Step 1 Purchase a glass square at home depot for ~$4 f...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:47:58 PDT
DIY Iphone / Smartphone Tripod http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Iphone-Smartphone-Tripod/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/FHWL/HET139WM/FZAFHWLHET139WM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/FHWL/HET139WM/FZAFHWLHET139WM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/FHWL/HET139WM/FZAFHWLHET139WM.SMALL.jpg DIYTechCanada Here is a 30 second tutorial on how to make an Iphone or smartphone tripod. This is a cost effective way to make a tripod for under $1 
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 12:30:13 PDT
Mike's Lab | The $25,- Touchscreen! http://www.instructables.com/id/Mikes-Lab-The-25-Touchscreen/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/DAT2/HD8TWNYB/FKPDAT2HD8TWNYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/DAT2/HD8TWNYB/FKPDAT2HD8TWNYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/DAT2/HD8TWNYB/FKPDAT2HD8TWNYB.SMALL.jpg mpieters1 In this episode(V) we will be creating our own touchscreen! To create your own IR-LED Pen: http://tinyurl.com/bdqjzx4 Buy your own IR-LED pen here: http://www.penciil.com Download the software here: http://mikepieters.com/WiimoteWhiteboard_1.3.1.11.zip
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:12:08 PST
~$20 Portable Lightbox for Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/20-Portable-Lightbox-for-Photography/
~$20 Portable Lightbox for Photography - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/D3CV/HCRVRD4F/FTDD3CVHCRVRD4F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/D3CV/HCRVRD4F/FTDD3CVHCRVRD4F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/D3CV/HCRVRD4F/FTDD3CVHCRVRD4F.SMALL.jpg The Insomniac Hi there! This project came about from my hobby of collecting and trading vintage film cameras online. I needed a more professional-looking method of taking photos for my ads. I saw a couple of different 'ibles here doing roughly the same thing, but I had a particular requirement: I wanted mine to p...
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Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:44:32 PST
Folding light box http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-light-box/
Folding light box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/RLNY/HCB8KMI6/F3MRLNYHCB8KMI6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/RLNY/HCB8KMI6/F3MRLNYHCB8KMI6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/RLNY/HCB8KMI6/F3MRLNYHCB8KMI6.SMALL.jpg frapedia The idea behind was to create an easy to make,folding and cheap light boxes so I can take them with me whenever needed or store them in the closet taken the minimum space. I have included enough pictures of the project so to be easy for everyone to follow. Also you can download the schematics an...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:34:24 PST
Easy iphone tripod for cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-iphone-tripod-for-cheap/
Easy iphone tripod for cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/XFNY/HBPBRQXC/FJ0XFNYHBPBRQXC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/XFNY/HBPBRQXC/FJ0XFNYHBPBRQXC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/XFNY/HBPBRQXC/FJ0XFNYHBPBRQXC.SMALL.jpg jlittle18 This quick tutorial will show you how to make a quick and cheap iphone tripod for around £2-£3!! this is my first instructable so be nice :) sorry for poor quality photograph couldn't take a picture of it while my iphone was in it. Materials and tools! materials needed ; 1. Glue- i used 2 par...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 17:33:33 PST
Improvised Lighting Setup (Goodbye Tents!) http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Minute-DIY-Lighting-Studio-household-materials/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:29:58 PST
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
Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) for Low Vision users http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Proximity-Module-HPM-for-Low-Vision-users/
Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) for Low Vision users - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YTDS/H8CVGGRK/FTAYTDSH8CVGGRK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YTDS/H8CVGGRK/FTAYTDSH8CVGGRK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/YTDS/H8CVGGRK/FTAYTDSH8CVGGRK.SMALL.jpg ishamsul The Haptic Proximity Module (HPM) seeks to enable people with low vision, or other vision impairments, to engage with their direct surroundings through vibration feedback from a range detector, and do so cheaply with readily available components. The aim of this instructables is to share the parts ...
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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:14:33 PDT
Wake-up light (no arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wake-up-light-no-arduino/
Wake-up light (no arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/HOZ2/H82U13TE/FJKHOZ2H82U13TE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/HOZ2/H82U13TE/FJKHOZ2H82U13TE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/HOZ2/H82U13TE/FJKHOZ2H82U13TE.SMALL.jpg Giedow Hello instructables people, Every morning when my alarm rings I have trouble getting out of bed. (so I am always late) To help me wake up I wanted to buy a wake-up light, it's supposed to help you wake up by giving the impression of a sunrise by getting brighter every minute after the alarm goes. Un...
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Sat, 13 Oct 2012 14:10:23 PDT
Camera Tube Dolly: Step by Step http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-Tube-Dolly-Step-by-Step/
Camera Tube Dolly: Step by Step - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/EP1J/H7997RTL/FWCEP1JH7997RTL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/EP1J/H7997RTL/FWCEP1JH7997RTL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/EP1J/H7997RTL/FWCEP1JH7997RTL.SMALL.jpg Almost Midnight We chose this design for its easy to find materials and practical transport possibilities. Moreover, many dollies need you to find a tripod head, for which we didn’t have the budget.   Materials Total for a Vinten ProTouch 3809-8 tripod with a track of 6m, check below for details on h...
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Sun, 30 Sep 2012 10:44:02 PDT
Camera Tube Dolly: Video and Transcript http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-Tube-Dolly/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/EP1J/H7997RTL/FWCEP1JH7997RTL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/EP1J/H7997RTL/FWCEP1JH7997RTL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/EP1J/H7997RTL/FWCEP1JH7997RTL.SMALL.jpg Almost Midnight CAMERA TUBE DOLLY by the Almost Midnight Crew   We chose this design for its easy to find materials and practical transport possibilities. Moreover, many dollies need you to find a tripod head, for which we didn’t have the budget. 1 Materials Total for a Vinten ProTouch 3809-8 tripod with a t...
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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:26:32 PDT
DIY: GoPro/Camera Clamp Mount - Under $2 - Assembly in Under 2 Minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GoProCamera-Clamp-Mount-Under-2-Assembl/
DIY: GoPro/Camera Clamp Mount - Under $2 - Assembly in Under 2 Minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/76OQ/H5R9EYDK/FTN76OQH5R9EYDK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/76OQ/H5R9EYDK/FTN76OQH5R9EYDK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/76OQ/H5R9EYDK/FTN76OQH5R9EYDK.SMALL.jpg dortonward Hey, I'm Doug and this is my first instructable! So let me get started! So have you ever wanted to clamp your GoPro or Camera to something to get that perfect angle? Well this is the Cheapest and Easiest option. This mount will easily hold a GoPro and Smaller digital camera in any positon, and it wi...
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 23:13:29 PDT
DIY Cheap Skill Game http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cheap-Skill-Game/
DIY Cheap Skill Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/JXQQ/H3Z3OIFG/FKRJXQQH3Z3OIFG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/JXQQ/H3Z3OIFG/FKRJXQQH3Z3OIFG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/JXQQ/H3Z3OIFG/FKRJXQQH3Z3OIFG.SMALL.jpg ArthurPendragon Today I'm going to teach you how to make a very simple hand dexterity game .All you need is : -light bulb socket and a 3.5v light bulb -3 pieces of cable (about 15 cm long , with naked head ) -4.5v battery (or 3 AA batteries ) -2 pieces of florist wire ( one 40 cm long and the other 15 cm long) -a c...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:20:02 PDT
The tiny Audio Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/The-tiny-Audio-Amplifier/
The tiny Audio Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/G8GY/H21CGJFN/FZ1G8GYH21CGJFN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/G8GY/H21CGJFN/FZ1G8GYH21CGJFN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/G8GY/H21CGJFN/FZ1G8GYH21CGJFN.SMALL.jpg frapedia A tiny, cheap Amplifier where it can be incorporated almost anywhere. Connect your MP3,iPod,Laptop,Cell Phone... and you got your self a DIY portable stereo. It can be powered using batteries and be helpful in many cases. It is capable to drive a small 8 Ohm speaker or even a combination of a small ...
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Tue, 15 May 2012 12:56:11 PDT
DIY laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-laptop-Stand-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/JVUX/H0Z1POA7/FIOJVUXH0Z1POA7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/JVUX/H0Z1POA7/FIOJVUXH0Z1POA7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/JVUX/H0Z1POA7/FIOJVUXH0Z1POA7.SMALL.jpg Muthukishor Ganesan This is a simple new kind of portable laptop stand cum cooler. It just needs some pieces of wooden sticks, velcro, super glue, and some time and patience. with this i was able to save around Rs 200/-. It just cost me Rs 10/- that too for the glue. Almost everything i used was from scratch. Hope you ...
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 01:52:53 PDT
DIY Sunshades - WALLETSHADE!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Sunshades-WALLETSHADE/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/MJX0/H01N7I5X/FIWMJX0H01N7I5X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/MJX0/H01N7I5X/FIWMJX0H01N7I5X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/MJX0/H01N7I5X/FIWMJX0H01N7I5X.SMALL.jpg FilmTaped Reference - http://on.fb.me/Walletshade Knoptop's Viewfinder - http://bit.ly/QFXViewfinder Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/FilmTaped Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/FilmTaped YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/FilmTaped Instructables - http://www.instructables.com/member/FilmTaped jojotomatz sugg...
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Thu, 22 Mar 2012 11:22:37 PDT
DIY 3.5mm stereo jack connector http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-35mm-stereo-jack-connector/
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Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:54:09 PST
DIY iPad Case http://www.instructables.com/id/3-iPad-Case-Simple-yet-Sofisticated/
DIY iPad Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/GPJX/GRCQ8C9N/FSUGPJXGRCQ8C9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/GPJX/GRCQ8C9N/FSUGPJXGRCQ8C9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/GPJX/GRCQ8C9N/FSUGPJXGRCQ8C9N.SMALL.jpg invisiblelight386 Since the moment I laid hands on my iPad the first thing that came to mind was protection. I had picked up an inexpensive case that was really just meant to keep the back of it clean and scratch free. if i was going to use it out side of my home, at school or the library, i needed a better way to pr...
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Tue, 15 Nov 2011 15:28:12 PST
cheap, super-sensitive digitizing probe for cnc... harkman's probe http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-super-sensitive-digitizer-probe-for-cnc-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/4U6D/GU63A689/FCH4U6DGU63A689.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/4U6D/GU63A689/FCH4U6DGU63A689.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/4U6D/GU63A689/FCH4U6DGU63A689.SMALL.jpg harkman it's so simple, and sensitive... i named it after myself... harkman's probe if you want to scan, or digitize a model in a cnc program, it requires a digitizer probe.. unfortunately they are expensive, or, hard to make yourself.. lots of examples use ball bearings, 3 contacts, for sideway forces, a ...
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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:48:04 PDT
Binaural Earbud Microphone AKA holophonic, 3d stereo, bin-aural microphones. For less than $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Binaural-Earbud-Microphone-AKA-holophonic-3d-ster/
Binaural Earbud Microphone AKA holophonic, 3d stereo, bin-aural microphones. For less than $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/0BT2/GTQ7IEKS/FS90BT2GTQ7IEKS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/0BT2/GTQ7IEKS/FS90BT2GTQ7IEKS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS9/0BT2/GTQ7IEKS/FS90BT2GTQ7IEKS.SMALL.jpg DracoGT Please vote for me if you like it! "The Ear Mic" In this Instructable I will show you how to create a pair of Binaural Microphones that can be worn in your ears. All you need is an old pair of Earbuds, 7 bucks and some basic soldering skills. I use these all the time with my camera, some of the b...
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Fri, 14 Oct 2011 13:05:08 PDT