Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 7 Jul 2015 04:07:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 E-Origami "Creating Electronic Paper Frogs" http://www.instructables.com/id/E-Origami-Creating-Electronic-Paper-Frogs/
E-Origami "Creating Electronic Paper Frogs" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/H7FU/IBM25D2V/F3EH7FUIBM25D2V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/H7FU/IBM25D2V/F3EH7FUIBM25D2V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3E/H7FU/IBM25D2V/F3EH7FUIBM25D2V.SMALL.jpg Makeroni Labs Do you want to build your own paper figures with integrated electronics ? You only need glue, conductive paint and patience. You can design you paper circuits and integrate some basic electronic component easily.Following this tutorial you can build your own bright frogs.Here you can find all the ne...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 13:54:42 PDT
Arduino VFD Display Clock Tutorial - A Guide To VFD Displays http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-VFD-Display-Clock-Tutorial-A-Guide-To-VFD-/
Arduino VFD Display Clock Tutorial - A Guide To VFD Displays - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/T1BN/IBM253JD/FUIT1BNIBM253JD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/T1BN/IBM253JD/FUIT1BNIBM253JD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUI/T1BN/IBM253JD/FUIT1BNIBM253JD.SMALL.jpg Kesselwagen ... + A little bit about VFDsDo you (still) remember the display of your old CD player, HiFi system or car radio? Have you ever noticed the displays used at your local supermarket that shows you the scanned item and the price of it?These displays have a characteristic beautiful bright blue-green col...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:49:36 PDT
Blue by Team Dropz http://www.instructables.com/id/Blue-by-Team-Dropz/
Blue by Team Dropz - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/0KFM/IBM23HAH/F5E0KFMIBM23HAH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/0KFM/IBM23HAH/F5E0KFMIBM23HAH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/0KFM/IBM23HAH/F5E0KFMIBM23HAH.SMALL.jpg swevestah This is a project created by Chris Miller, Mayo Tobita, and Sarah Wever at the Intel® IoT Roadshow Silicon Valley Hackathon 2015.Blue is a device that helps monitor your daily shower use and was designed specifically with California residents and other regions experiencing drought in mind. The devic...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:36:51 PDT
Build Your First IOT with a Raspberry Pi, DHT11 sensor, and Thingspeak. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-First-IOT-with-a-Raspberry-Pi-DHT11-sen/
Build Your First IOT with a Raspberry Pi, DHT11 sensor, and Thingspeak. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/4WLY/IBHS9XFZ/FSC4WLYIBHS9XFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/4WLY/IBHS9XFZ/FSC4WLYIBHS9XFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/4WLY/IBHS9XFZ/FSC4WLYIBHS9XFZ.SMALL.jpg SolderingSunday IOT or Internet of Things is a hot topic! According to the experts everything will be connected to the internet and all our devices and their data will soon be just an IP address away from us. So where do you start if you want to explore the world of IOT? How about a simple Temperature, Humidity, an...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:05:50 PDT
How to use a Breadboard (with example) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-Breadboard-with-example/
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 01:40:41 PDT
Etch A Sketch Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Etch-A-Sketch-Power-Supply/
Etch A Sketch Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/IS64/IBGD50H0/F4EIS64IBGD50H0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/IS64/IBGD50H0/F4EIS64IBGD50H0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/IS64/IBGD50H0/F4EIS64IBGD50H0.SMALL.jpg gravityisweak As someone who likes to take apart electronic things, I frequently pull stuff like LED's, motors, knobs, and switches out of old junk with plans to reuse them later. This instructable is not only an example of that reuse, but also the creation of a tool that allows me to test these parts quickly and...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:42:53 PDT
PCB Assembly Fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Assembly-Fixture/
PCB Assembly Fixture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/E9S4/IBHRYFTB/F8ME9S4IBHRYFTB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/E9S4/IBHRYFTB/F8ME9S4IBHRYFTB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/E9S4/IBHRYFTB/F8ME9S4IBHRYFTB.SMALL.jpg Zeppelin Design Labs Do you build a lot of printed circuit boards, and wish you had one of those neat board holder-fixture things, but can’t imagine spending $100 - $400 when they seem so simple? That’s us, exactly. So we invented this nifty thing, a PCB fixture you can make yourself. You will need access to some basic ...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:44:39 PDT
DIY Light Up Dalek Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Light-Up-Dalek-Helmet/
DIY Light Up Dalek Helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/HG3Z/IBHRWULI/FZAHG3ZIBHRWULI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/HG3Z/IBHRWULI/FZAHG3ZIBHRWULI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/HG3Z/IBHRWULI/FZAHG3ZIBHRWULI.SMALL.jpg SLOMakerSpace Here's an easy electronics project for your favorite Dr. Who fan! Many of my helmet materials were found around the house or at Goodwill, so you can substitute in parts that are about the same size/shape. I used: Plastic army-style helmet. Goodwill carries these around Halloween.Black spray paintSi...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:20:25 PDT
Add Light Up Effects to Backyard Games Like Cornhole http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Light-Up-Effects-to-Backyard-Games-Like-Cornho/
Add Light Up Effects to Backyard Games Like Cornhole - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/B1BL/IBHS3R56/F00B1BLIBHS3R56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/B1BL/IBHS3R56/F00B1BLIBHS3R56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/B1BL/IBHS3R56/F00B1BLIBHS3R56.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Backyard games like Cornhole are a lot of fun. But you can make them even better by adding lights and sounds. By hooking up some simple electronics, you can make the board light up and play a victory fanfare whenever someone scores. Here is how to make it. Watch the Video Here is a video walkthr...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:20:24 PDT
Wireless Boombox Speaker All-in-one http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Boombox-Speaker-All-in-one/
Wireless Boombox Speaker All-in-one - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/FKYJ/IBDHFD06/FNMFKYJIBDHFD06.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/FKYJ/IBDHFD06/FNMFKYJIBDHFD06.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/FKYJ/IBDHFD06/FNMFKYJIBDHFD06.SMALL.jpg miquinn I built a boombox to take to college and other adventures. I read as many instructables and /r/diy posts as possible and used SketchUp to create a design I liked.Basic power tool and electrical wiring knowledge necessary. Not necessarily before, but definitely after :^)Full parts list: Lepai 2020A+...
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:56:00 PDT
Motor Controllers for Cheap Robots 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Controllers-for-Cheap-Robots-2/
Motor Controllers for Cheap Robots 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/EW0H/IBC2J6XR/FFIEW0HIBC2J6XR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/EW0H/IBC2J6XR/FFIEW0HIBC2J6XR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/EW0H/IBC2J6XR/FFIEW0HIBC2J6XR.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Hello and welcome! For those of you who haven't read any of my I'bles before, and for those of you unfamiliar with my For Cheap Robots series, I'm all about building robots on the cheap using simple materials that you can find around your house! If you've ever wanted to get into robotics, but don't ...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:07:04 PDT
Make your own 3D Printed Robot ARM http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-3D-Printed-Robot-ARM/
Make your own 3D Printed Robot ARM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/F738/I8BGL6BK/FLQF738I8BGL6BK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/F738/I8BGL6BK/FLQF738I8BGL6BK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/F738/I8BGL6BK/FLQF738I8BGL6BK.SMALL.jpg roboteurs *Update* - You can now go to http://roboteurs.com/collections/print-a-bot to download the STL files for the Print-A-Bot ARM if you have access to your own 3D Printer//We (Roboteurs) are a startup company in Canada making robots for schools (K-12) as well as university / college. We've started crea...
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 14:04:05 PDT
Controlling a Stepper Motor with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-a-Stepper-Motor-with-an-Arduino/
Controlling a Stepper Motor with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/XYRY/IBDHPGO3/F2BXYRYIBDHPGO3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/XYRY/IBDHPGO3/F2BXYRYIBDHPGO3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/XYRY/IBDHPGO3/F2BXYRYIBDHPGO3.SMALL.jpg Maximous This tutorial will show you how to operate a stepper motor that was salvaged from an old printer with an Arduino. What is a Stepper Motor? A stepper motor consists of two main parts, a rotor and a stator. The rotor is the part of the motor that actually spins and provides work. The stator is the ...
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 12:05:36 PDT
Heat-Variable Fan Controller with Custom Aluminum Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Variable-Fan-Controller-with-Custom-Aluminum-/
Heat-Variable Fan Controller with Custom Aluminum Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/Q8B3/IAY1PBD5/FYAQ8B3IAY1PBD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/Q8B3/IAY1PBD5/FYAQ8B3IAY1PBD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/Q8B3/IAY1PBD5/FYAQ8B3IAY1PBD5.SMALL.jpg mkomkom This project is to design a variable, heat sensitive fan controller with a presentable enclosure for a home entertainment system. If you are like me and have your home entertainment system tucked away in an enclosed space, you likely have an issue with heat and need a practical way to dissipate the...
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Tue, 16 Jun 2015 21:27:19 PDT
short, short circuit tester http://www.instructables.com/id/short-short-circuit-tester/
short, short circuit tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/FC7N/IATHSYEC/FTRFC7NIATHSYEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/FC7N/IATHSYEC/FTRFC7NIATHSYEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/FC7N/IATHSYEC/FTRFC7NIATHSYEC.SMALL.jpg mantfish This Instructable will show you how to make your very own short circuit tester, of course you can just use your own multimeter but, sometimes they're just too cumbersome to get into small solder joints.Its small and is perfect for you electronics kit! It uses a npn transistor with a 1 mega ohm resis...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 00:32:18 PDT
Arduino MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-MIDI-Controller/
Arduino MIDI Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/RNB2/IATHADW5/FGIRNB2IATHADW5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/RNB2/IATHADW5/FGIRNB2IATHADW5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/RNB2/IATHADW5/FGIRNB2IATHADW5.SMALL.jpg dylanstout A MIDI controller is any piece of equipment that generates and transmits MIDI data to MIDI-enabled devices. In short, if you have buttons on your MIDI controller, you can program those buttons to any sound you want through musical software (ex.: Ableton, Garage Band, etc.). You can also program pote...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:31:55 PDT
Benchtop DC Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-DC-Power-Supply/
Benchtop DC Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/1BSA/IASCSDS9/FNP1BSAIASCSDS9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/1BSA/IASCSDS9/FNP1BSAIASCSDS9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/1BSA/IASCSDS9/FNP1BSAIASCSDS9.SMALL.jpg lawrence.esterlen This has been done probably hundreds of times here on Instructables, but I think that this is a great starter project for anyone interested in getting into electronics as a hobby. I am a U.S. Navy Electronics Technician, and even with costly test equipment at my disposal, I still consider this cheap...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:57:37 PDT
Creating Circuits using the Silhouette Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Circuits-using-the-Silhouette-Portrait/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:30:58 PDT
(Pier 9 AiR) inside the box (how to etch and display multiple drawings on transparent acrylic) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pier-9-AiR-inside-the-box-how-to-etch-and-display-/
(Pier 9 AiR) inside the box (how to etch and display multiple drawings on transparent acrylic) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/7GMH/IAQMJ2BA/FPM7GMHIAQMJ2BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/7GMH/IAQMJ2BA/FPM7GMHIAQMJ2BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/7GMH/IAQMJ2BA/FPM7GMHIAQMJ2BA.SMALL.jpg steflenk Consider the motto think outside the box. "Live outside the box." "Do something outside the box."Outside the box. A pithy little phrase implying that everything interesting exists beyond us, beyond everyday life, beyond what's already there in our heads. What about inside the box, I thought.For my m...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:21:06 PDT
Real Fruit Ninja with Makey Makey/ Scratch Programming http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-Fruit-Ninja-with-Makey-Makey-Scratch-Programm/
Real Fruit Ninja with Makey Makey/ Scratch Programming - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/JX70/IAQMGX80/F1IJX70IAQMGX80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/JX70/IAQMGX80/F1IJX70IAQMGX80.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/JX70/IAQMGX80/F1IJX70IAQMGX80.SMALL.jpg jedininja89 Have fruit? Don't be boring and just eat it, instead play with your food! Using a Makey Makey and Scratch Programming you can play fruit ninja with real fruit! This game is easy and fun for all ages! We will be having the kids in our STEM camp make this game themselves this summer! Materials -Mak...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:57:06 PDT
Chimera: $60 DLP High-Res 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Chimera-60-DLP-resin-3d-printer/
Chimera: $60 DLP High-Res 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/LPFQ/IBGC9TJM/F07LPFQIBGC9TJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/LPFQ/IBGC9TJM/F07LPFQIBGC9TJM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/LPFQ/IBGC9TJM/F07LPFQIBGC9TJM.SMALL.jpg matstermind I have been on a hunt for the past several years to find a cheap and simple, yet moderately high resolution 3D printer. I had 3 different 3D printers partially constructed when I heard about the amazing technology of DLP Stereo lithography (SLA) printers. I have finally found enough parts at the...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 18:28:48 PDT
LED Plexiglass Art http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Plexiglass-Art/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 13:22:21 PDT
my homemade speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/my-homemade-speaker/
my homemade speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ET5S/IALX6H0D/FF9ET5SIALX6H0D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ET5S/IALX6H0D/FF9ET5SIALX6H0D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ET5S/IALX6H0D/FF9ET5SIALX6H0D.SMALL.jpg ironpatriot66coc hello guys this is my 1st instructables I was quite inspired by this site to build thing so today I have built a home speaker you can power it using USB for supply of power 5 volt (use only 5 volt usb charger or a power bank only otherwise the ic of amplifier board will burn) I have built this thin...
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 23:51:23 PDT
Andee Sentry Gun with Annikken Andee http://www.instructables.com/id/Andee-Sentry-Gun-with-Annikken-Andee/
Andee Sentry Gun with Annikken Andee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/FTLJ/IAJNZSED/FLUFTLJIAJNZSED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/FTLJ/IAJNZSED/FLUFTLJIAJNZSED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/FTLJ/IAJNZSED/FLUFTLJIAJNZSED.SMALL.jpg Annikken Do you have a project that can control a missile system and laser with an Android or iOS device? We are not talking about the real missile systems, but our Andee Sentry Gun model that has 6 barrel of ammunition to unleash fire power on your next enemy!Download our Control Panel (Graphical User Inter...
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 11:56:37 PDT
Cargador portátil http://www.instructables.com/id/Cargador-portátil-1/
Cargador portátil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/LL5V/IAINCO02/FL4LL5VIAINCO02.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/LL5V/IAINCO02/FL4LL5VIAINCO02.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL4/LL5V/IAINCO02/FL4LL5VIAINCO02.SMALL.jpg Chica Maker Te enseñamos como armamos este cargador portátil para tus dispositivos móviles. Estos son los materiales que utilizamos:- Kit Minty Boost v3 (lo puedes conseguir en adafruit) o si quieres verte muy pro, puedes armar tu propio circuito casero.- Una cajita de metal- 2 pilas AAAdicional a esto necesita...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 08:18:24 PDT
Simple Polarity Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Polarity-Checker/
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 07:48:20 PDT
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Joule-Thief-Coil-Without-A-Ferrite-Toroid/
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SMALL.jpg El Mano There are many different articles and videos to be found online that will teach you how to build a Joule Thief circuit and power LEDs off of dead batteries. Most of them, however, call for some form of coil made using a ring, or toroid, made of ferrite. This can be rather daunting to newcomers to ...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:06:41 PDT
Short circuit protection for (almost) any power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Short-circuit-protection-for-almost-any-power-supp/
Short circuit protection for (almost) any power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/J2C7/IAG0D3KW/FS1J2C7IAG0D3KW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/J2C7/IAG0D3KW/FS1J2C7IAG0D3KW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/J2C7/IAG0D3KW/FS1J2C7IAG0D3KW.SMALL.jpg TrichogasterAzul Hello, everyone! This instructable is about a universal short circuit protection that I've designed to use in bench power supplies. I've designed it to fit in most power supplies circuits. In order to this circuit fit in your bench power supply, you will need to do some calculations, but don't worry...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 21:46:21 PDT
DVD/CD Warp-Art http://www.instructables.com/id/DVDCD-Warp-Art/
DVD/CD Warp-Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/FIEJ/IAEK5TQ3/FLDFIEJIAEK5TQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/FIEJ/IAEK5TQ3/FLDFIEJIAEK5TQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/FIEJ/IAEK5TQ3/FLDFIEJIAEK5TQ3.SMALL.jpg Hassemanden So you stand between piles of old, stacked up DVD's/CD's and a laptop with Netflix and Spotify. What are you going to use those damn plastic disc for? Frisbee, NO. As a bracelet, NO. To stop the police measuring your speed, by hanging them in your car, NO (and busted by Mythbusters). I wondered the ...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 11:50:31 PDT
Space Shuttle Control Center (Kid's Toy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Shuttle-Control-Center-Kids-Toy/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 17:57:48 PDT
Plasma Speaker DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Plasma-Speaker-DIY/
Plasma Speaker DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/ZBXH/IAAWJTR9/FK9ZBXHIAAWJTR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/ZBXH/IAAWJTR9/FK9ZBXHIAAWJTR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/ZBXH/IAAWJTR9/FK9ZBXHIAAWJTR9.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech This instructable will show you how to build a 555 timer driven plasma speaker that can play music from any device with a headphone jack. It will go through the materials, circuit diagram, and how to make it. The music is quiet, but clear and high quality sounding. Below is a video that wil...
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Sat, 30 May 2015 08:43:28 PDT
TV Remote Controlled Paper Planes http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Controlled-Paper-Planes/
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Thu, 28 May 2015 23:06:02 PDT
How to: Power (with Intel Edison) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Power-with-Intel-Edison/
How to: Power (with Intel Edison) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/JZC4/IA58KH8X/F8RJZC4IA58KH8X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/JZC4/IA58KH8X/F8RJZC4IA58KH8X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8R/JZC4/IA58KH8X/F8RJZC4IA58KH8X.SMALL.jpg push_reset At the core of any electronic project is knowing how to power it and how long it will last. This Instructable focuses on how to power digital electronic projects that take low voltage. Basic components and principles will be gone over, such as AC vs. DC power, circuits in series and in parallel an...
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Tue, 26 May 2015 14:36:10 PDT
Arduino Binary Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Binary-Clock-2/
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Tue, 26 May 2015 09:53:12 PDT
How to Automate ANY Temperature Controlled Process http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Automate-ANY-Temperature-Controlled-Process/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 13:21:45 PDT
Chronobot : A clever alarm clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Chronobot-A-clever-alarm-clock/
Chronobot : A clever alarm clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/S8NG/IA3VIA6B/FU0S8NGIA3VIA6B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/S8NG/IA3VIA6B/FU0S8NGIA3VIA6B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/S8NG/IA3VIA6B/FU0S8NGIA3VIA6B.SMALL.jpg Paranoid Legend Chronobot is a clever alarm clock that can sense its own orientation. It is an analog clock with an awesome looking case. The clock is fairly easy to build and set up. It's been made using an ardunio mini and a TFT screen. Chronobot is customizable according to your preference of colors. It can be c...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 12:01:16 PDT
Portable Bluetooth Boomcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Bluetooth-Boomcase/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 05:29:37 PDT
Autonomous Self Powered Computer Super Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Powered-Computer-Super-Cooler/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 18:10:29 PDT
Reusing Old PCB's http://www.instructables.com/id/Reusing-Old-PCBs/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 06:58:47 PDT
Versatile voltage regulator with LM317 http://www.instructables.com/id/Versatile-voltage-regulator-with-LM317/
Versatile voltage regulator with LM317 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/P69H/GHHIM7R7/FZNP69HGHHIM7R7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/P69H/GHHIM7R7/FZNP69HGHHIM7R7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/P69H/GHHIM7R7/FZNP69HGHHIM7R7.SMALL.jpg samircury   This guide is intended to aggregate a great tool to your electronics workbench that will save your life many times : Imagine that you have a single DC power supply that gives you 12v, and you need to supply 3.3v to your circuit, or 5V, or any other voltage between 1.2v and 10v. Now, you can ...
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 18:53:22 PST
Homemade DIY 3D Printer Filament Extruder http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-3D-Printer-Filament-Extruder/
Homemade DIY 3D Printer Filament Extruder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/CE93/I9YBUIBE/FKACE93I9YBUIBE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/CE93/I9YBUIBE/FKACE93I9YBUIBE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/CE93/I9YBUIBE/FKACE93I9YBUIBE.SMALL.jpg cpriolo14 This is a basic tutorial for building your very own filament extruder for under $200! This machine creates 1.75 mm filament but can be changed to make 3 mm filament if needed. Please leave comments if you have any questions!**If you like this, please vote for me! Just click on the "Vote" at the top ...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 23:10:27 PDT
USB lights for keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-lights-for-keyboard/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 02:30:20 PDT
GaussGun / Coil-Gun Electronics and Engineering Project http://www.instructables.com/id/GaussGun-Coil-Gun-Electronics-and-Engineering-Proj/
GaussGun / Coil-Gun Electronics and Engineering Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/XH1N/I9UDSH7Q/F1WXH1NI9UDSH7Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/XH1N/I9UDSH7Q/F1WXH1NI9UDSH7Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/XH1N/I9UDSH7Q/F1WXH1NI9UDSH7Q.SMALL.jpg Ikkalebob I decided to do the Gold Crest Award at my college, which is a great certification from the British Science Association that gives students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and maths by completing a project by themselves or with an experienced mentor of th...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 11:21:03 PDT
DIY PCB lab for under $35.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-lab-for-under-3500/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 04:13:31 PDT
Design Circuit Boards Using Photoshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Circuit-Boards-Using-Photoshop/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 12:12:50 PDT
Raspberry Pi and Arduino: Building Reliable Systems with WatchDog Timers http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-and-Arduino-Building-Reliable-Systems/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 09:02:27 PDT
Buck Converter (DC-DC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Buck-Converter-DC-DC/
Buck Converter (DC-DC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/V13U/I9SMRMQY/FUJV13UI9SMRMQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/V13U/I9SMRMQY/FUJV13UI9SMRMQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/V13U/I9SMRMQY/FUJV13UI9SMRMQY.SMALL.jpg xKOBAYASHIMARUx Alright! So hello everyone! Long time user, follower, commenter but first time iblest here! So for my first instructable I thought I'd share a recent simple project I made; a Buck Converter.Buck Converters are great! I use them all over the place in many of my nerdy, techy, geeky hobbiest projects. ...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 16:21:35 PDT
PCB designing and isolation milling using only free Software http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-designing-and-isolationmilling-only-using-free/
PCB designing and isolation milling using only free Software - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/7VAI/I9RLBMC2/FL67VAII9RLBMC2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/7VAI/I9RLBMC2/FL67VAII9RLBMC2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/7VAI/I9RLBMC2/FL67VAII9RLBMC2.SMALL.jpg ähöüokul In this Instructable I will show you how to design and fabricate your own PCBs, exclusively using free software that runs on Windows as well as on a Mac.Things you need: computer with internet connection cnc mill/router, the more accurate the better 45°/20° V-Bit 0.8mm drill bit 3mm endmill ...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 11:17:01 PDT
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-potentiometer-as-a-voltage-divider/
How to use a potentiometer as a voltage divider. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB7/KFHH/I9OSR9SJ/FB7KFHHI9OSR9SJ.SMALL.jpg bweaver6 Hello and WelcomeThis Instructable is going to be short and sweet. I would like to share with you the power of potentiometers. A simple component that can be used as a voltage divider. You may be saying to yourself, "Duh, everyone knows that!" Well, unfortunately, this simple concept escaped many of...
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Thu, 14 May 2015 19:46:42 PDT
Building an Exoskeleton for the Google Science Fair http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-an-Exoskeleton-for-the-Google-Science-Fai/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 21:36:38 PDT