Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 23 May 2015 01:54:20 PDT BLOX v1.01 Versatile voltage regulator with LM317 http://www.instructables.com/id/Versatile-voltage-regulator-with-LM317/
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Sun, 12 Dec 2010 18:53:22 PST
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
Rapid Prototyping with Polymer Clay http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-with-Polymer-Clay/
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Mon, 11 May 2015 13:01:03 PDT
10Amp Linear Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/10Amp-Linear-Power-Supply/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 21:06:27 PDT
Talking Arduino Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Talking-Arduino-Clock/
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Sat, 9 May 2015 23:49:42 PDT
How to make a Virtual Reality 3D Tracking headset for under 10$ http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Virtual-Reality-3D-Tracking-headset-/
How to make a Virtual Reality 3D Tracking headset for under 10$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/D1OB/I9JR31H4/F9OD1OBI9JR31H4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/D1OB/I9JR31H4/F9OD1OBI9JR31H4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/D1OB/I9JR31H4/F9OD1OBI9JR31H4.SMALL.jpg Arunabh Awasthi From the past 5 years, the increasingly popular Virtual reality devices like Oculus Rift, Google cardboard, Microsoft HoloLens, have currently dominated the consumer electronics sector to such extent that they much frequently grab a space in most tech magazines, blogs, websites,etc. With the collabo...
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Sat, 9 May 2015 04:02:24 PDT
Simple External Telephone Ringer http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-External-Telephone-Ringer/
Simple External Telephone Ringer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/5SFJ/I9E1EGOA/FT25SFJI9E1EGOA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/5SFJ/I9E1EGOA/FT25SFJI9E1EGOA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT2/5SFJ/I9E1EGOA/FT25SFJI9E1EGOA.SMALL.jpg fletcherjeremiah This is a simple external ringer for a landline telephone. Have you ever missed an important call because you didn't hear the phone? Or maybe you'd rather not wait by the phone for that special someone? Then this is exactly what you need! This ringer will allow you to hear incoming calls throughout ...
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Thu, 7 May 2015 14:19:20 PDT
Twinkling Art with Chibitronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Twinkling-Art-with-Chibitronics/
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Wed, 6 May 2015 20:34:40 PDT
10 Breadboard Projects For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Ten-Breadboard-Projects-For-Beginners/
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Wed, 6 May 2015 10:07:21 PDT
RC Transmitter $5 Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Transmitter-5-Battery-Pack/
RC Transmitter $5 Battery Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/J1DY/I93FG2NV/FE1J1DYI93FG2NV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/J1DY/I93FG2NV/FE1J1DYI93FG2NV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/J1DY/I93FG2NV/FE1J1DYI93FG2NV.SMALL.jpg Khaleel123 I got tired of taking out and putting in 8 AA batteries in my flysky FS-T6 transmitter every time I went out to use it. So I decided to make a single pack that is rechargeable and can be swapped in and out easily. This Mod will only work on transmitters that use (12volts) 8 AA or 8 AAA batteries. ...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 00:05:03 PDT
Custom Wire Connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Wire-Connectors/
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Fri, 1 May 2015 11:37:16 PDT
Wind Turbine Game! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wind-Turbine-Game/
Wind Turbine Game! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/IRXF/I92LTXSM/FZHIRXFI92LTXSM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/IRXF/I92LTXSM/FZHIRXFI92LTXSM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/IRXF/I92LTXSM/FZHIRXFI92LTXSM.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Hold on to your hats, because it's getting windy in here! A breath of air? Post-meal flatulence? A raging tornado? Harness them all with your new wind turbine, and the game to build the best blade design for maximum watt production. This is a great activity that can be done with a whole class even w...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:53:38 PDT
Arduino - Blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Blinking-LED/
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:15:42 PDT
Wire Maze! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Maze/
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:49:37 PDT
20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/20-watt-stereo-amplifier-simple-and-very-cheap/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:49:53 PDT
Water Gun Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Gun-Alarm-Clock/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:18:18 PDT
Circuit Tiles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Tiles/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:29:11 PDT
Raspberry Pirate Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pirate-Radio/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:11:47 PST
Strobe Goggles: your ticket to stardom! http://www.instructables.com/id/Strobe-Goggles/
Strobe Goggles: your ticket to stardom! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/I248/I8FQRERX/FRUI248I8FQRERX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/I248/I8FQRERX/FRUI248I8FQRERX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRU/I248/I8FQRERX/FRUI248I8FQRERX.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab Why wait for the club when you can make the whole world appear in strobe all the time? Strobe goggles can reverse water drops, make your auntie look fly at dancing, and even give you mild seizures / migraines if you're lucky!But seriously, these are a super fun way to make adjustable-rate strobe gog...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:43:52 PDT
Variable ATX bench powersupply - FabLab edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-ATX-bench-powersupply-FabLab-edition/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:34:28 PDT
Figuring out a Key Matrix (Scan Matrix) http://www.instructables.com/id/Figuring-out-a-Key-Matrix-Scan-Matrix/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 07:50:12 PDT
Electronics Components Salvage http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Components-Salvage/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 23:40:38 PDT
BENCH POWER SUPPLY UNIT FROM SCRATCH http://www.instructables.com/id/BENCH-POWER-SUPPLY-UNIT-FROM-SCRATCH/
BENCH POWER SUPPLY UNIT FROM SCRATCH - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/5HFS/I85QOK7Y/FOD5HFSI85QOK7Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/5HFS/I85QOK7Y/FOD5HFSI85QOK7Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOD/5HFS/I85QOK7Y/FOD5HFSI85QOK7Y.SMALL.jpg PaurushTheMaker In this instructable I am going to show you how to make a bench power supply. The bench power supply would consist of 6 fixed voltages and a variable voltage from 7v to 1v What is a bench power supply and why do I need it ? A bench power supply is a very important and useful tool in electronics. ...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:21:55 PDT
SMD Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/SMD-Holder/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:48:56 PDT
Build Your Own Smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Smartphone/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 07:35:16 PDT
3D printed magnetic connector! *UPDATED* http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-magnetic-connector/
3D printed magnetic connector! *UPDATED* - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/2VN2/I8763DPW/FID2VN2I8763DPW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/2VN2/I8763DPW/FID2VN2I8763DPW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/2VN2/I8763DPW/FID2VN2I8763DPW.SMALL.jpg kondzio29 ****UPDATE****With kind help of Gravityisweak we 3D printed the early version of my design so be sure to check out his awesome Intructables! He also earn a 1 month Pro membership for helping me. All photos of 3D printed models are made by Gravityisweak.Be sure to check Q&A in the last step!*****This...
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 03:17:47 PDT
ROV TANK with Gimbal http://www.instructables.com/id/ROV-TANK-with-Gimbal/
ROV TANK with Gimbal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/LPE5/I800Z0A4/FHZLPE5I800Z0A4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/LPE5/I800Z0A4/FHZLPE5I800Z0A4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHZ/LPE5/I800Z0A4/FHZLPE5I800Z0A4.SMALL.jpg treyes4 I made this ible in a rush so that I could enter the explore science contest so anyways lets get startedThis is the 3rd version of my Fpv tank AKA Roverbot v2 the ROV is still at its prototype stage. Going on, if you have built an FPV tank before then I assume you have experienced the vibration or...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 18:48:04 PDT
SIMPLE ARDUINO ULTRASONIC SENSOR DOOR ALARM / motion detector NO PIR !!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLE-ARDUINO-ULTRASONIC-SENSOR-DOOR-ALARM-/
SIMPLE ARDUINO ULTRASONIC SENSOR DOOR ALARM / motion detector NO PIR !!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/3FEE/HPFZS3L7/FRF3FEEHPFZS3L7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/3FEE/HPFZS3L7/FRF3FEEHPFZS3L7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/3FEE/HPFZS3L7/FRF3FEEHPFZS3L7.SMALL.jpg AY Electronics HELLO EVERYONE.before i start, be sure to check my video if you prefer a video tutorialToday I decided i wanted to build an alarm for my room, when I searched online all door alarms used the PIR sensor, unfortunately mine was faulty. and that"s when I decided to build my own alarm using an ultrasoni...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 04:32:57 PST
Build a Fan with LEGO and faya-nugget http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Fan-with-LEGO-and-faya-nugget/
Build a Fan with LEGO and faya-nugget - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/7NZK/I7W1UPIU/FCU7NZKI7W1UPIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/7NZK/I7W1UPIU/FCU7NZKI7W1UPIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/7NZK/I7W1UPIU/FCU7NZKI7W1UPIU.SMALL.jpg wellywelly As a kid, I dreamed to build everything with LEGO, especially those could move and even form a robot. Sadly back in late 90's, the first generation Mindstorm was just way too expensive for me. When I first met Arduino, I soon realized this could be a great alternative for Mindstorm controller. It ev...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:25:00 PDT
How to use graphical programming software to program Arduino and robots? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-graphical-programming-software-to-progr/
How to use graphical programming software to program Arduino and robots? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/9YSL/I7VQKNSP/FGW9YSLI7VQKNSP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/9YSL/I7VQKNSP/FGW9YSLI7VQKNSP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGW/9YSL/I7VQKNSP/FGW9YSLI7VQKNSP.SMALL.jpg martinHe Hi everyone, last time I saw a funny robot to teach kids robotics(you can get more information on their Kickstarter page). But I am more interested in the graphical programming language mBlock. It is said to be a free graphical programming environment (based on Scratch 2.0) with new features of allo...
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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:29:22 PDT
Matchbox Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Microphone/
Matchbox Microphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/G9NH/I7VQO5O0/FW5G9NHI7VQO5O0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/G9NH/I7VQO5O0/FW5G9NHI7VQO5O0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/G9NH/I7VQO5O0/FW5G9NHI7VQO5O0.SMALL.jpg Dave Hax How to make a really basic microphone out of a matchbox and pencil graphite. This simple electronics experiment demonstrates how a microphone works and the science behind it. We'll explore the fundamental principles of a microphone and build our own working model. Background A microphone is a de...
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:59:51 PDT
Adafruit Bone Conduction Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Bone-Conduction-Speaker/
Adafruit Bone Conduction Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/1L88/I7RGM12J/F201L88I7RGM12J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/1L88/I7RGM12J/F201L88I7RGM12J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/1L88/I7RGM12J/F201L88I7RGM12J.SMALL.jpg BruceE3 After I had purchased my new iPod, I soon realized that it was incapable of creating its own sound. Thus, I decided to create a speaker that was small and light, but still had good audio quality. In the process of researching what type of speaker I should use, I came across a concept called bone c...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:15:33 PDT
Buzzing Mouse Prank http://www.instructables.com/id/Buzzing-Mouse-Prank/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:03:50 PDT
DIY Mini AMPLFY Bluetooth, SolarPowered, Iphone Charging Speakers! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-AMPLFY-Bluetooth-SolarPowered-Iphone-Char/
DIY Mini AMPLFY Bluetooth, SolarPowered, Iphone Charging Speakers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/KO76/I7MXQHKX/F30KO76I7MXQHKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/KO76/I7MXQHKX/F30KO76I7MXQHKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/KO76/I7MXQHKX/F30KO76I7MXQHKX.SMALL.jpg Baclair The Speakers that have it all!Today, I will be going through how to make your very own mini AMPLFY portable Bluetooth Speaker from Scratch!!This is the most powerful, convenient and best-looking speaker I have made to date and now you can make it too!This speaker is IDEAL for taking to the beach or ...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:12:31 PDT
Speech Interruptor/Jammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Speech-InterruptorJammer/
Speech Interruptor/Jammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL7/32KE/I7LQMCPE/FL732KEI7LQMCPE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL7/32KE/I7LQMCPE/FL732KEI7LQMCPE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL7/32KE/I7LQMCPE/FL732KEI7LQMCPE.SMALL.jpg Inducktion So, first off.This instructable was a LONG time coming. I had come up with this idea a while ago, after hearing about the details behind some basic "speech jamming" anomalies that occur when people use intercom systems. Basically, the intercom would introduce an ever so slight delay to the output of...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:04:05 PDT
3D Printed Desktop CNC mill http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Desktop-CNC-mill/
3D Printed Desktop CNC mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DTK0/I7KBD40V/FPIDTK0I7KBD40V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DTK0/I7KBD40V/FPIDTK0I7KBD40V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/DTK0/I7KBD40V/FPIDTK0I7KBD40V.SMALL.jpg Elektron8 Welcome to this project. The CNC UNO is a small desktop CNC Mill that can be used for hobby engraving and routing, PCB milling and education. It is mainly made with 3D Printed ABS plastic parts and plywood. Before starting this project, please observe that this machine is not intended for precision ...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:46:45 PDT
Automatic Tea Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Tea-Maker/
Automatic Tea Maker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/4ODG/I7L6QZCA/FPN4ODGI7L6QZCA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/4ODG/I7L6QZCA/FPN4ODGI7L6QZCA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/4ODG/I7L6QZCA/FPN4ODGI7L6QZCA.SMALL.jpg 24Eng I am scatterbrained. I like to drink hot tea. Oversteeped tea gets bitter. I am easily distracted. The natural choice was to (over)engineer something with inexpensive hobby-grade electronics. Automatic tea timers are hardly new and people have made them from discarded toasters and K'Nex which I have...
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:29:50 PDT
Carbon mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-mouse/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:15:13 PDT
Hot Plate Soldering using Low Temperature Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate-Soldering-using-Low-Temperature-Solder/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:17:53 PDT
Edge 3D Printer 1.0 - an affordable open source 3D printer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-3D-Printer-an-affordable-open-source-3D-print/
Edge 3D Printer 1.0 - an affordable open source 3D printer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/O7RY/I7AB3YQ5/F9MO7RYI7AB3YQ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/O7RY/I7AB3YQ5/F9MO7RYI7AB3YQ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/O7RY/I7AB3YQ5/F9MO7RYI7AB3YQ5.SMALL.jpg appleman123987 Hello everyone! In this instructable I will show you how to make a low cost 3d printer that I designed! It should cost around $150 US dollars or $175 Canadian dollars, if you buy from the links provided in this project (parts are from Aliexpress). You can also buy locally but it will cost more (abou...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:44:55 PDT
How to control a Processing sketch with two Arduino Inputs http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-a-Processing-sketch-with-two-Arduin/
How to control a Processing sketch with two Arduino Inputs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/46NJ/I760TQWO/FLB46NJI760TQWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/46NJ/I760TQWO/FLB46NJI760TQWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/46NJ/I760TQWO/FLB46NJI760TQWO.SMALL.jpg AlexanderM6 This tutorial will show you how to build a basic Arduino circuit that can control a fun coloured ball sketch in Processing.You will need: 1x Arduino Board (I am using an Uno) 1x Breadboard 1x Photo-Resistor 1x 10k Ohm Resistor (Brown-Black-Orange) 1x Potentiometer A handful of wiresYou will also nee...
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 19:28:51 PDT
Make Your Own Design w/ DIY LED Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Design-w-DIY-LED-Lighting/
Make Your Own Design w/ DIY LED Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/VPRL/I6YY0D67/F4LVPRLI6YY0D67.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/VPRL/I6YY0D67/F4LVPRLI6YY0D67.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4L/VPRL/I6YY0D67/F4LVPRLI6YY0D67.SMALL.jpg darbinorvar Make your own design with DIY Lighting LED bulbs using basic parts from the home improvement store! This is an inexpensive and flexible way to create bright lighting that fits your space, no matter whether you design it for your shop or your home.Please ask a professional before attempting any elect...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:36:07 PDT