Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 6 Feb 2016 22:09:46 PST BLOX v1.01 How to Make an Arcade Marquee Lightbox http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Arcade-Marquee-Lightbox/
How to Make an Arcade Marquee Lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6J72/IK7BTML9/FTL6J72IK7BTML9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6J72/IK7BTML9/FTL6J72IK7BTML9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6J72/IK7BTML9/FTL6J72IK7BTML9.SMALL.jpg MakeItYoutube Old school arcade games are back! Learn how to make a marquee lightbox and bring your favorite game to any room!Don't know a lot about wood-working? Neither do I! I made this to help me learn!If anyone is a wood-shop expert, feel free to give some tips! Video Watch this video instead of the writt...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 08:03:45 PST
Arduino 101 Fundamentals http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-101-Fundamentals/
Arduino 101 Fundamentals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/KII5/IK2X980C/FQ6KII5IK2X980C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/KII5/IK2X980C/FQ6KII5IK2X980C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/KII5/IK2X980C/FQ6KII5IK2X980C.SMALL.jpg eliesalame The purpose of this instructable is to introduce the sketch writing fundamentals to all new comers to the Arduino world. It is meant to be a beginners guide that includes detailed explanation about the basic statements and functions. Most of the sketches I use are taken from the Arduino IDE for th...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:05:17 PST
USB color changing LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Color-Changing-LED-Tree/
USB color changing LED Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/ELT4/IK2V1N1N/FZRELT4IK2V1N1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/ELT4/IK2V1N1N/FZRELT4IK2V1N1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/ELT4/IK2V1N1N/FZRELT4IK2V1N1N.SMALL.jpg CarsonH3 This LED tree is powered by a USB wall charger and features slow changing RGB color lights. It's a good project to learn how to solder, as well as learning simple circuit concepts such as current limiting resistors for LEDs and power consumption.I got this idea a few months ago when my fiancee and I...
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:29:12 PST
Better Makerbot Replicator 2 Buttons http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Makerbot-Replicator-2-Buttons/
Better Makerbot Replicator 2 Buttons - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/2MO0/IK2X5GBA/F782MO0IK2X5GBA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/2MO0/IK2X5GBA/F782MO0IK2X5GBA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/2MO0/IK2X5GBA/F782MO0IK2X5GBA.SMALL.jpg sweeezn A more permanent solution to crappy soft buttons for your 3D printer.I've tried the remote button repair kits and other techniques, and they always eventually fail. Adding momentary switches adds a satisfying click to moving through the menu.At this point you're probably so frustrated with fixing th...
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 16:52:38 PST
Motor Makeover http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Makeover/
Motor Makeover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/GBFQ/IJWUUEF9/FCWGBFQIJWUUEF9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/GBFQ/IJWUUEF9/FCWGBFQIJWUUEF9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/GBFQ/IJWUUEF9/FCWGBFQIJWUUEF9.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Does it feel like your motor is a little wound up? Time for a makeover! Motors are everywhere, from appliances to toothbrushes to tools. Just about anything that uses electricity and moves. This exploration takes a look inside them to see how they work and experiment with making a more powerful one....
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 05:55:42 PST
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Motor-Driver-Circuit-for-Arduino/
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SMALL.jpg Imetomi The story of this motor shield is that I wanted to make a robot for my multifunctional brainwave controlled system and I decided to share this with you. It's a very simple circuit I used the L293D IC that is a dual bridge motor driver IC. I also added an output for a servo motor. Finally this circui...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:17:19 PST
Reading sensors with a microprocessor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Reading-Sensors-With-a-Microprocessor/
Reading sensors with a microprocessor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/VHGS/IJWWM66K/FO5VHGSIJWWM66K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/VHGS/IJWWM66K/FO5VHGSIJWWM66K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/VHGS/IJWWM66K/FO5VHGSIJWWM66K.SMALL.jpg rickharris In my previous Instructable I showed how simple commands could be used to turn on a microprocessor output and light an LED.http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Program-a-PIC...I should stress I am not connected with Picaxe and these projects are ones I used in School to teach programming to school k...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:48:51 PST
Addressable LED Party Bag http://www.instructables.com/id/Addressable-LED-Party-Bag/
Addressable LED Party Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/7EI9/IJWUVK3H/F327EI9IJWUVK3H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/7EI9/IJWUVK3H/F327EI9IJWUVK3H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/7EI9/IJWUVK3H/F327EI9IJWUVK3H.SMALL.jpg cparshley Quite often, I find myself out at shows, parties and festivals with a need to carry around some some must have items, like my wallet, keys, phone, and such. Of course, fun costume party clothes never have pockets, so the only viable option is some form of bag. However, I would find myself thinking m...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:51:46 PST
Shake Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-Generator/
Shake Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This takes some shake to make! Time to make some light with the original shake weight, the piston generator. No batteries needed! Just some good old fashioned human power. This is one of my favorites for an introduction to electro-magnetism, and works great in concert with showing that electricity c...
By: The Oakland Toy Lab

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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:07:54 PST
The Interactive Donation Box http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Interactive-Donation-Box/
The Interactive Donation Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/6QC3/IJSUZSIR/FPG6QC3IJSUZSIR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/6QC3/IJSUZSIR/FPG6QC3IJSUZSIR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/6QC3/IJSUZSIR/FPG6QC3IJSUZSIR.SMALL.jpg Saiyam Donation boxes can be much more interesting and attractive when you combine them with electronics and a little bit of programming. This instructable will show you how to. As the name explains, making donation boxes interactive can help you gain much more attention and make people happy at the same t...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:26:41 PST
Vacuum Buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Sound-in-Space-the-Handheld-Version/
Vacuum Buzzer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAW/PLKN/IJUCL1SU/FAWPLKNIJUCL1SU.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Need some space and quiet?If you're trying to change your surroundings, maybe you should think about traveling vertically. You know what a car horn sounds like in outer space? Nothing! Sound needs something to move through, and if you take away the air, then you take away sound's pressure wave. An e...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:12:50 PST
Component Tester - Test almost anything !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Component-Tester-Test-Almost-Anything-/
Component Tester - Test almost anything !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SMALL.jpg baweja_akshay Being an Electronics student or hobbyist, you may have thought of getting a tester that could test almost anything "THE ELECTRONICS COMPONENTS, OBVIOUSLY!!"Now what if I tell you that you can have one and that too made by yourself under INR 600 only (USD 10).Coming upon COMPONENT TESTER so it can te...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:23:31 PST
Photoplethysmography - (IR Heart Rate Monitor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Photoplethysmography-IR-Heart-Rate-Monitor/
Photoplethysmography - (IR Heart Rate Monitor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/4J0I/IJRHNE12/FYC4J0IIJRHNE12.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/4J0I/IJRHNE12/FYC4J0IIJRHNE12.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYC/4J0I/IJRHNE12/FYC4J0IIJRHNE12.SMALL.jpg SteveQuinn This Instructable documents how to create a simple heart rate monitor using Photoplethysmography with an IR phototransistor via transmissive absorption using the Arduino to process the pulsatile data and display live results via a TFT screen.To use the source code and create the necessary circuitry ...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:11:56 PST
How to Convert Raspberry Pi Into HI FI Audio System Using RuneAudio http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-Raspberry-Pi-Into-HI-FI-Audio-Syste/
How to Convert Raspberry Pi Into HI FI Audio System Using RuneAudio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/3JGG/IJQO1O1F/FO43JGGIJQO1O1F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/3JGG/IJQO1O1F/FO43JGGIJQO1O1F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/3JGG/IJQO1O1F/FO43JGGIJQO1O1F.SMALL.jpg VIVEK GR Hey guys, weekend is coming and you are waiting to make some cool project with Rpi, but you don't have any clue. Cheer up!!, I have come up with a project with which one can convert Raspberry Pi into a Hi Fi Music Player.Sounds Exciting right??Why did I come up with this project??In my weekend I...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 10:56:27 PST
How to make a table-non-table http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Table-non-table/
How to make a table-non-table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/S7T5/IJOMQNL8/FHDS7T5IJOMQNL8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/S7T5/IJOMQNL8/FHDS7T5IJOMQNL8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/S7T5/IJOMQNL8/FHDS7T5IJOMQNL8.SMALL.jpg EverydayDesignStudio The table-non-table (or TNT) is a slowly moving stack of paper supported by a motorized aluminum chassis. The paper is common stock (similar to photocopy paper). There are close to 1000 stacked sheets of paper per table-non-table, which rest on the chassis about one half-inch from the floor. The mov...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:32:37 PST
Arduino Distance Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Distance-Meter/
Arduino Distance Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/ZPHD/IJP231M1/F96ZPHDIJP231M1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/ZPHD/IJP231M1/F96ZPHDIJP231M1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/ZPHD/IJP231M1/F96ZPHDIJP231M1.SMALL.jpg Paoson Woodwork This a project I've been working for some time now. It is a device that shows in a little LCD display the distance to the nearest object it can find, usually the floor, the ceilling and two walls or columns. So it can be so helpful to hang a picture, a shell, a light point, calculate the area of the...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:00:41 PST
Turn Your Old DSLR Into A Microscope! | DSLR Hacks #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Old-DSLR-Into-a-Microscope-DSLR-Hacks-1/
Turn Your Old DSLR Into A Microscope! | DSLR Hacks #1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/TNRS/IJQNYPML/FKKTNRSIJQNYPML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/TNRS/IJQNYPML/FKKTNRSIJQNYPML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/TNRS/IJQNYPML/FKKTNRSIJQNYPML.SMALL.jpg yonatan24 Did you know you can use your SLR's zoom lens as a microscope? I didn't!My uncle gave me an old SLR film camera that he didn't need, Because he knows that I love taking electronic devices apart, I was really happy because I'd never taken apart a SLR camera! A couple minutes later, My 5 year old cous...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 03:04:49 PST
DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Life-Size-Phone-Controlled-BB8-Droid/
DIY Life-Size Phone Controlled BB8 Droid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/ECRW/IJKEOJ5K/FLLECRWIJKEOJ5K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/ECRW/IJKEOJ5K/FLLECRWIJKEOJ5K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLL/ECRW/IJKEOJ5K/FLLECRWIJKEOJ5K.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Today, I'm going to teach you how to build a working, life-sized, phone-controlled Starwars BB-8 droid! In this tutorial, we are only going to use household materials and a little Arduino circuitry.`My Christmas Gift For Dad: One of my dad's hobby is being a toy collector (Hot Toys, Enterbay & Etc.....
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:47:24 PST
The Kinemeter: Part 3: Circuit & Code http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Kinemeter-Part-3-Circuit-Code/
The Kinemeter: Part 3: Circuit & Code - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/BM6Q/IJYUW94Y/FD3BM6QIJYUW94Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/BM6Q/IJYUW94Y/FD3BM6QIJYUW94Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD3/BM6Q/IJYUW94Y/FD3BM6QIJYUW94Y.SMALL.jpg gearsngenes Hello again, Viewers and Makers alike.Today we finish the project we've started. The KINEMETER!!!As usual, if you have no idea of what I am talking about, then please, pretty please: GO SEE THE PREVIOUS PARTS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Part 1: http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-KINEMETER-Part...Part 2:...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:01:03 PST
DIY Beginner's Quadcopter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Beginners-Quadcopter/
DIY Beginner's Quadcopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/TDCT/IJVPSA6K/FVOTDCTIJVPSA6K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/TDCT/IJVPSA6K/FVOTDCTIJVPSA6K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVO/TDCT/IJVPSA6K/FVOTDCTIJVPSA6K.SMALL.jpg Jan H It has been a dream for me to own a quadcopter for a few years now nevertheless, I did not want a very cheap one, which would break really easily, but at the same time I did not want to buy a really expensive one. At my school, I had to choose a year long project, and I was wondering if it was possi...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:50:26 PST
Home Thermostat With Arduino and Big LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Thermostat-With-Arduino-and-Big-LCD/
Home Thermostat With Arduino and Big LCD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/Y7ZB/IJHFDL47/F1KY7ZBIJHFDL47.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/Y7ZB/IJHFDL47/F1KY7ZBIJHFDL47.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/Y7ZB/IJHFDL47/F1KY7ZBIJHFDL47.SMALL.jpg ArisK3 Replacing a standard thermostat (SIEMENS-RAA30 16GR) with a self made, arduino-based, big LCD screen is a fun project. DISCLAIMER: Mains power is used in both controlling the furnace and for arduino power so please do not proceed if you are not comfortable working with mains power. I assume no respo...
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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 12:48:12 PST
The CHAMPION 4Omni Wheel Soccer Robot ! http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-CHAMPION-4-Omni-Wheel-Soccer-Robot-/
The CHAMPION 4Omni Wheel Soccer Robot ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/IIUS/IJEKMKSG/F7TIIUSIJEKMKSG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/IIUS/IJEKMKSG/F7TIIUSIJEKMKSG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7T/IIUS/IJEKMKSG/F7TIIUSIJEKMKSG.SMALL.jpg Shahrukh49 Its a Bluetooth controlled 4 Wheel drive omni wheel robot based on Arduino Mega 2560 (you can use any arduino UNO or due or any, you want), Its not an ordinary robot its a Soccer Robot, and it has participated in 3 competitions teaming up with my other robot, (hope fully i will post about that one a...
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:23:21 PST
DIY Bluetooth Phone Controlled BB-8 Droid with Arduino UNO http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Phone-Controlled-BB-8-Droid-With-Ard/
DIY Bluetooth Phone Controlled BB-8 Droid with Arduino UNO - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/KE3H/IJLPPS74/F7WKE3HIJLPPS74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/KE3H/IJLPPS74/F7WKE3HIJLPPS74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/KE3H/IJLPPS74/F7WKE3HIJLPPS74.SMALL.jpg Imetomi I'm a huge Star Wars fan and when I saw the Star Wars: The Force Awakens I thought that I need a BB-8 droid. It was awesome how this little sphere moved in the movie. So I decided that I'll make this droid that is based on the Arduino UNO (or other microcontroller). In this instructable I'm going to...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:58:26 PST
Itty bitty Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Itty-Bitty-Joule-Thief/
Itty bitty Joule Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/BRTK/IJ8Z7F4M/FLQBRTKIJ8Z7F4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/BRTK/IJ8Z7F4M/FLQBRTKIJ8Z7F4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/BRTK/IJ8Z7F4M/FLQBRTKIJ8Z7F4M.SMALL.jpg Victor805 A Joule Thief is a simple circuit that takes advantage of the inductive kickback produced by an inductive element (a wound toroid in this case) to step up the voltage. This extra voltage at the output of the circuit can be used to power devices which would not work with the input voltage alone. In t...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:13:03 PST
How to Make Your First Simple Led Blink Project in Raspberry Pi2 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Your-First-Simple-Led-Blink-Project-in/
How to Make Your First Simple Led Blink Project in Raspberry Pi2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/BACD/IJ7WP0XB/FB3BACDIJ7WP0XB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/BACD/IJ7WP0XB/FB3BACDIJ7WP0XB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/BACD/IJ7WP0XB/FB3BACDIJ7WP0XB.SMALL.jpg VIVEK GR Congratulations to you, for getting yourself a Raspberry pi2. Your now super excited to get started and moving but you don't know anything where to start about .The reason I am sharing this project is that, at initial stages where you are not familiar with either the hardware /software of your devic...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:51:21 PST
Diy Cheap Arduino Compatible Flex/bend Sensor Made Without Static Bags, Out of Household Items :D http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Cheap-Arduino-Compatible-Flexbend-Sensor-Made-/
Diy Cheap Arduino Compatible Flex/bend Sensor Made Without Static Bags, Out of Household Items :D - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/XLH5/IJ6CD2GD/FU6XLH5IJ6CD2GD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/XLH5/IJ6CD2GD/FU6XLH5IJ6CD2GD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/XLH5/IJ6CD2GD/FU6XLH5IJ6CD2GD.SMALL.jpg Ene SIlvian This is an intructable in which we are gonna build a flex/bend sensor that is compatible with an arduino board and does not require static bags or anything unusual, you can make this right now from things you have around the house. :DGood luck ! What you will need This is all you need for your se...
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Sat, 9 Jan 2016 08:18:20 PST
Nixie Tube Clock No.2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Nixie-Tube-Clock-No2/
Nixie Tube Clock No.2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/75AX/IJ3GLS9S/FA375AXIJ3GLS9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/75AX/IJ3GLS9S/FA375AXIJ3GLS9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/75AX/IJ3GLS9S/FA375AXIJ3GLS9S.SMALL.jpg Roddy Scott In February 2015 I built a massive Steampunk Lamp with an IN-12A Nixie Tube Clock for my daughter's birthday (photograph in Electronics section and now an Instructable!) and since then I wanted to make another Nixie clock but in a totally different style.I wanted to use end view Nixie Tubes again bu...
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Thu, 7 Jan 2016 08:46:12 PST
Ultimate 14-in-1 Soldering Helping Hands Station! http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-14-in-1-Soldering-Station/
Ultimate 14-in-1 Soldering Helping Hands Station! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/5UEE/IJ1PIW0N/F3M5UEEIJ1PIW0N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/5UEE/IJ1PIW0N/F3M5UEEIJ1PIW0N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/5UEE/IJ1PIW0N/F3M5UEEIJ1PIW0N.SMALL.jpg yonatan24 This is a project that took me about 2 months to make, Not because it's very complicated, But if you look at the list below, You'll probably understand why... I don't know why, But for some reason, It's sort of addicting to think of more features to add!This project is based on, And is a huge upgrad...
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:54:23 PST
NOT, AND, OR gates using NAND gates http://www.instructables.com/id/NOT-AND-OR-Gates-From-NAND-Gates/
NOT, AND, OR gates using NAND gates - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/PZP4/IIT960CH/FSUPZP4IIT960CH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/PZP4/IIT960CH/FSUPZP4IIT960CH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/PZP4/IIT960CH/FSUPZP4IIT960CH.SMALL.jpg TalalKhalil In this instructable, we are going to construct NOT, AND, OR gates using NAND gates only. In the next steps, we will get into boolean algebra and we will derive the NAND-based configurations for the desired gates.NAND and NOR gates are "universal" gates, and thus any boolean function can be construc...
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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 03:21:03 PST
Musically Synchronized Christmas Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Musically-Synchronized-Christmas-Lights/
Musically Synchronized Christmas Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/QAZ9/IIJGV4TB/FESQAZ9IIJGV4TB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/QAZ9/IIJGV4TB/FESQAZ9IIJGV4TB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/QAZ9/IIJGV4TB/FESQAZ9IIJGV4TB.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech During the Christmas season, you are bound to see houses that are decked out with Christmas lights that are synchronized to music. You may be thinking that your house will never be able to have musical Christmas lights because the control systems are so expensive(they average about 700 d...
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Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:28:16 PST
Motion Activated Christmas Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-Christmas-Lights/
Motion Activated Christmas Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/5EWE/IIGECZQE/FFJ5EWEIIGECZQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/5EWE/IIGECZQE/FFJ5EWEIIGECZQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFJ/5EWE/IIGECZQE/FFJ5EWEIIGECZQE.SMALL.jpg theredbryophyte In this Instructable, I will show you how to make your Christmas lights turn on when there is someone in the room using an Arduino, relay module and a PIR motion sensor.I made this because I wanted the lights on my miniature Christmas tree to turn on to greet someone when they opened the door. Par...
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Mon, 21 Dec 2015 09:19:01 PST
Ceramic Capacitor Name Sign- aka what you can make with 55,000 ceramic capacitors! http://www.instructables.com/id/Ceramic-Capacitor-Name-Sign-Aka-What-You-Can-Make-/
Ceramic Capacitor Name Sign- aka what you can make with 55,000 ceramic capacitors! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/3HYH/IIDH9ZBL/F7N3HYHIIDH9ZBL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/3HYH/IIDH9ZBL/F7N3HYHIIDH9ZBL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/3HYH/IIDH9ZBL/F7N3HYHIIDH9ZBL.SMALL.jpg yonatan24 You probably just came to this Instructable wondering "What exactly is this? 55,000 capacitors? That's a lot!"So here, I will be showing you how to make an awesome picture frame sign of your name, Using a, Well, Pretty big amount of ceramic capacitorsFist of all, What are ceramic capacitors?Ceramic ...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 06:54:25 PST
How to Make a 3D Printed Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-3D-Printed-Ornament/
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:10:48 PST
The Resistor http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Resistor/
The Resistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/L8PO/IIM40RPO/FF8L8POIIM40RPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/L8PO/IIM40RPO/FF8L8POIIM40RPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF8/L8PO/IIM40RPO/FF8L8POIIM40RPO.SMALL.jpg vnod2805 Resistor is a basic component in electronics.....Mostly, every circuit in electronics field comprises at least a single resistor.You can also find them in the circuits lying around you...It's basically a component which provides resistance between two terminals in a circuit.It controls the flow of e...
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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 02:06:15 PST
Smart Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Control-1/
Smart Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/VP1X/II0M88N0/F82VP1XII0M88N0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/VP1X/II0M88N0/F82VP1XII0M88N0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/VP1X/II0M88N0/F82VP1XII0M88N0.SMALL.jpg Rochlitz Our project consists of a switch control over Bluetooth. Basically, we use an Arduino-compatible board with a shield (called Nanoshield) that can control a lamp. We also use a Bluetooth module to send and receive data wirelessly. We tested the system with a lamp, which we can turn on and off, but yo...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:01:09 PST
HackerBoxes 0001: Robotic Smart Car, NodeMCU, 3D LED Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/HackerBoxes-0001-Robotic-Smart-Car-NodeMCU-3D-LED-/
HackerBoxes 0001: Robotic Smart Car, NodeMCU, 3D LED Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/YUAF/IJQNWKKT/FASYUAFIJQNWKKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/YUAF/IJQNWKKT/FASYUAFIJQNWKKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/YUAF/IJQNWKKT/FASYUAFIJQNWKKT.SMALL.jpg HackerBoxes This instructable shares the basics of working with HackerBoxes #0001. HackerBoxes is the monthly subscription box service for electronics hobbyists, makers, and hackers. If you would like to receive a box like this right to your mailbox each month, you can SUBSCRIBE HERE anytime. We hope subsc...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 12:33:56 PST
Cardboard Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Robot/
Cardboard Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/8MPM/IHZ4ROR4/F8J8MPMIHZ4ROR4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/8MPM/IHZ4ROR4/F8J8MPMIHZ4ROR4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8J/8MPM/IHZ4ROR4/F8J8MPMIHZ4ROR4.SMALL.jpg Trondheim Makers This robot is based on several "walker-robots" found on the web, and it`s one of many versions of a 2-servo walking robot. Our idea behind this robot was to try to build a cheap as possible robot kit for children in schools, youth clubs, and so on. The body of the robot is foam board (it might be se...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 02:21:59 PST
Dewey Mac's Interrogator 3000 Lie Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Dewey-Macs-Interrogator-3000-Lie-Detector/
Dewey Mac's Interrogator 3000 Lie Detector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/4ZW4/IHUWIRQE/FZ94ZW4IHUWIRQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/4ZW4/IHUWIRQE/FZ94ZW4IHUWIRQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ9/4ZW4/IHUWIRQE/FZ94ZW4IHUWIRQE.SMALL.jpg Dewey Mac Hello,Dewey Mac here, awesome 12-year-old detective from Stoney Fork. This is the lie detector that I used on my sister in the book Dog Gone Dog. Don’t be scared by words like resistors, capacitors, and weird symbols like Ω; electronics are easy. Once you understand the basics, there’s no end to th...
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 10:02:41 PST
Self-Defeating Fan Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Defeating-Fan-Car/
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 08:59:27 PST
Pinebox Electronics Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinebox-Electronics-Build/
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Tue, 8 Dec 2015 07:43:49 PST
Raspberry Pi - GPIOs, graphical interface, pyhton, math, and electronics. http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-GPIOs-graphical-interface-pyhton-math/
Raspberry Pi - GPIOs, graphical interface, pyhton, math, and electronics. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/EVGH/IE4ZSWMS/FGREVGHIE4ZSWMS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/EVGH/IE4ZSWMS/FGREVGHIE4ZSWMS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/EVGH/IE4ZSWMS/FGREVGHIE4ZSWMS.SMALL.jpg Robson Couto Hello people!This instructable aims in playing with some of Raspberry's features.I won my Raspberry Pi from one my friends some time ago, and at the beginning I had no idea of how to use it. I already was a bit familiar with Arduino, but didn't know how Raspberry works. Since then, It has helped me ...
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Fri, 4 Sep 2015 14:02:18 PDT
MOTORS BASICS (Finally!): HOW TO USE AN H BRIDGE http://www.instructables.com/id/MOTORS-BASICS-Finally-HOW-TO-USE-AN-H-BRIDGE/
MOTORS BASICS (Finally!): HOW TO USE AN H BRIDGE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/47VR/IHUWIDWM/FOR47VRIHUWIDWM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/47VR/IHUWIDWM/FOR47VRIHUWIDWM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/47VR/IHUWIDWM/FOR47VRIHUWIDWM.SMALL.jpg gearsngenes Hello, followers and makers alike. It's been a while and I haven't posted much. BUT...I now have something to discuss with all of you. Motors. They are very useful, but what would make them more effective is if we knew how to make them change direction without touching the wiring. How would we go ab...
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Sun, 6 Dec 2015 16:56:53 PST
Multi-Functional Star Wars Astromech Droid http://www.instructables.com/id/Astromech-Droid-Based-on-R2-D2/
Multi-Functional Star Wars Astromech Droid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/GCMB/IJ61ZR40/F7HGCMBIJ61ZR40.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/GCMB/IJ61ZR40/F7HGCMBIJ61ZR40.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/GCMB/IJ61ZR40/F7HGCMBIJ61ZR40.SMALL.jpg steve-gibbs5 E4-B4 Astromech droid for the home.Video links for mobile devices that won't play the video thumbnails above:The Making of E4-B4 Astromech Droid VideoE4-B4: Showcase Video, Part 1E4-B4: Rocket Man VideoE4-B4: Fancy a Drink?E4-B4: Dome Flaps TestE4-B4: Utility Flaps Servo TestE4-B4: Utility Tool Dep...
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 06:16:51 PST
How to build a simple Twilight Photometer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-simple-Twilight-Photometer/
How to build a simple Twilight Photometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/V4FU/IHTEXW1I/F13V4FUIHTEXW1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/V4FU/IHTEXW1I/F13V4FUIHTEXW1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F13/V4FU/IHTEXW1I/F13V4FUIHTEXW1I.SMALL.jpg Jobd1 A twilight photometer is a very accurate light sensor, used at early dawn or twilight. Its purpose is to measure the amount of aerosols in the stratosphere. When the sun is down below the horizon it no longer directly illuminates the ground, most remaining light is a result of photons reflecting of ...
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Sun, 6 Dec 2015 07:29:36 PST
Linkit ONE Touch LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Linkit-ONE-Touch-LED/
Linkit ONE Touch LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/CW6Q/IHQK0LB7/FN5CW6QIHQK0LB7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/CW6Q/IHQK0LB7/FN5CW6QIHQK0LB7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/CW6Q/IHQK0LB7/FN5CW6QIHQK0LB7.SMALL.jpg Diwask This instructable will guide you to glow an LED using a touch sensor which means that the LED will glow when you touch on the probe of the sensor.The project uses the Mediatek linkit one connected to a touch sensor and an LED. As soon a touch is detected, the output goes high which is detected by li...
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 10:17:58 PST
Linkit ONE: Dice http://www.instructables.com/id/Linkit-ONE-Dice/
Linkit ONE: Dice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/M5GU/IHQK0G42/FB5M5GUIHQK0G42.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/M5GU/IHQK0G42/FB5M5GUIHQK0G42.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/M5GU/IHQK0G42/FB5M5GUIHQK0G42.SMALL.jpg Diwask Wouldn't it be fun if you play a game with an electronic dice? This can be a good way to impress your friends or make them jealous!The project, as can be clearly seen from the cover picture uses the Mediatek linkit one for processing. As you reset the board, it will show you a random number through ...
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 09:53:21 PST
DIY RFID Door Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-RFID-Door-Lock/
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 13:45:44 PST
$8 DIY Variable Digital Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/8-DIY-Variable-Digital-Power-Supply/
$8 DIY Variable Digital Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/2ZCD/IHS1NW1B/FY82ZCDIHS1NW1B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/2ZCD/IHS1NW1B/FY82ZCDIHS1NW1B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/2ZCD/IHS1NW1B/FY82ZCDIHS1NW1B.SMALL.jpg Imetomi Hi in this instructable I'll show you that how can you make a variable 12v power supply, that can be used to design electronics projects or as a project power supply. The device is based on the LM2596 NC Voltage Switching Regulator, that is a very effective integrated circuit. I bought mine from Ama...
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 04:59:26 PST
USB Breakout Board http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Breakout-Board-1/
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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 04:45:09 PST
Dark detecting Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-detecting-Nightlight/
Dark detecting Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/OZ7U/IHF4HV35/FFROZ7UIHF4HV35.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/OZ7U/IHF4HV35/FFROZ7UIHF4HV35.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/OZ7U/IHF4HV35/FFROZ7UIHF4HV35.SMALL.jpg argha halder Hello everyone! Today I am going to show how to make a dark detecting nightlight. It is a basic light that lights whenever it detects no light, so when you turn off the lights in your room, it will light up by itself and give out a mild beautiful glow. If you are a beginner to electronics it is an e...
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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:41:48 PST