Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:24:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 spin down noisy laptop fan http://www.instructables.com/id/spin-down-noisy-laptop-fan/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:56:47 PDT
Wireless Car Parking Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Car-Parking-Alarm/
Wireless Car Parking Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/D38Z/IDSNA32D/FGHD38ZIDSNA32D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/D38Z/IDSNA32D/FGHD38ZIDSNA32D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/D38Z/IDSNA32D/FGHD38ZIDSNA32D.SMALL.jpg Saiyam Are you or your wife/kids have just learned driving a car and are afraid of getting an ugly dent on it while parking it? Don't worry, this project is just for you!! The topic already tells much about the project but still telling, it is a wireless car parking alarm that consists of two arduinos conn...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:08:16 PDT
Compact Component Storage System http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-Component-Storage-System/
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:24:51 PDT
PRE-TENDO http://www.instructables.com/id/PRE-TENDO/
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:29:10 PDT
Arduino Metal Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Metal-Detector/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 05:00:33 PDT
DIY Mini Phone Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Phone-Speakers/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:33:49 PDT
DIY Laptop Cooling System from scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laptop-Cooling-System-from-scrap/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:04:55 PDT
Li-ion 12V Home-made USB Flashlight Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-ion-12V-Home-made-USB-Flashlight-Charger/
Li-ion 12V Home-made USB Flashlight Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/40OC/IDC6OJH1/FTX40OCIDC6OJH1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/40OC/IDC6OJH1/FTX40OCIDC6OJH1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/40OC/IDC6OJH1/FTX40OCIDC6OJH1.SMALL.jpg yonatan24 This is a project is powered by a 12 VOLT 1.8 AMP hour Lithium Ion Battery that powers two flashlights (warm and cold), USB charger, And 12 VOLT output.This isn't a step by step tutorial because anyone can build it to fit their own needs, I'm just showing how I built it.There will be a video at the ...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:51:48 PDT
How to Make a Backlit Xbox One Controller Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Backlit-Xbox-One-Controller/
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Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:21:04 PDT
Live Reverse Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-Reverse-Engineering/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:28:06 PDT
PIC18 Development Board with Ethernet and USB http://www.instructables.com/id/PIC18-Development-Board-with-Ethernet-and-USB/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:25:49 PDT
Motion Following Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Following-Robot/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 10:47:31 PDT
Tracked Arduino Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Tracked-Arduino-Robot/
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Sat, 8 Aug 2015 06:02:10 PDT
Rig A Car Horn To Your Alarmclock! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-The-Worlds-Loudest-Alarmclock/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 20:33:55 PDT
DIY Travel Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Travel-Speakers/
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:52:44 PDT
Simple 5V breakout board for ESP-01 (ESP8622) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-5V-breakout-board-for-ESP-01-ESP8622/
Simple 5V breakout board for ESP-01 (ESP8622) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/A556/ICX7K7PY/F3XA556ICX7K7PY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/A556/ICX7K7PY/F3XA556ICX7K7PY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/A556/ICX7K7PY/F3XA556ICX7K7PY.SMALL.jpg Mat_F Often when working with micro controllers 5V are needed. The ESP-01 however uses 3.3V and thus can't simply be connected to an Arduino or most USB/TTL convertes.To fix this, I created this simple 5V breakout board for your ESP-01. The basics For the circuit you need the following parts:1x low dro...
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:55:51 PDT
Make a Custom Plush With Your Child's Voice http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Custom-Plush-With-Your-Childs-Voice/
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:22:42 PDT
Camera Trap: A trap that takes a picture of whatever blocks the laser http://www.instructables.com/id/Camera-Trap-A-trap-that-takes-a-picture-of-whateve/
Camera Trap: A trap that takes a picture of whatever blocks the laser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/VPZW/ICP0WO7G/F20VPZWICP0WO7G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/VPZW/ICP0WO7G/F20VPZWICP0WO7G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F20/VPZW/ICP0WO7G/F20VPZWICP0WO7G.SMALL.jpg Kinoma We built a camera trap which takes pictures of whatever blocks the laser. A laser pointer and a photoresistor were used to detect blocking. A camera was used to take a picture and send the data back to the Kinoma Create through UART serial ports. Then the picture was sent to the laptop and stored in...
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:24:30 PDT
DIY Spiral Wire Wraps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spiral-Wire-Wraps/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:01:06 PDT
Leaf Light: An Indoor Garden Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Leaf-Light-An-Indoor-Garden-Monitor/
Leaf Light: An Indoor Garden Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/CICA/ICMHJ5B8/FU3CICAICMHJ5B8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/CICA/ICMHJ5B8/FU3CICAICMHJ5B8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU3/CICA/ICMHJ5B8/FU3CICAICMHJ5B8.SMALL.jpg knsievert Have you ever struggled to keep a plant alive? Wished your plant could tell you whether it needed to be watered or moved a little closer to the window? Build a Leaf Light for your indoor plants to help you tell if they are getting enough light and water!The Leaf Light consists of a soil moisture sen...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:45:40 PDT
Automatic Fish Food Feeder using Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Fish-Food-Feeder-using-Arduino-Uno/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 05:51:49 PDT
Raspberry Pi powered by batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-powered-by-battery/
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:00:36 PDT
Convert an ATX PSU Into a Bench PSU that Measures Current http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-an-ATX-PSU-Into-a-Bench-PSU-that-Measures-/
Convert an ATX PSU Into a Bench PSU that Measures Current - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/LTJF/ICG2B38N/F4OLTJFICG2B38N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/LTJF/ICG2B38N/F4OLTJFICG2B38N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/LTJF/ICG2B38N/F4OLTJFICG2B38N.SMALL.jpg magkopian In this instructable I'm going to show you how to convert an old ATX power supply to a bench power supply that also displays the current drawn for each voltage rail on an LCD display. Features:The PSU uses a 20x4 LCD display to show the current readings for every voltage rail. But because the screen...
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Thu, 23 Jul 2015 12:08:46 PDT
Track Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Track-Soldering/
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:16:28 PDT
Taking Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Servo http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT-Servo/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:27:03 PDT
4" Seven Segment Display http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Seven-Segment-Display/
4" Seven Segment Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/GOMU/IC6IKSK5/FOHGOMUIC6IKSK5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/GOMU/IC6IKSK5/FOHGOMUIC6IKSK5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/GOMU/IC6IKSK5/FOHGOMUIC6IKSK5.SMALL.jpg IamTeknik A seven segment display is a basic display which is made up of LED's arranged in a particular order to display numerical values. They are also able to display a lot of the alphabet but not with very good clarity. As the name implies, this display has 7 segments labelled A through G and labeling is d...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 20:17:56 PDT
DIY Synth + MIDI controller http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-DIY-Synth-with-MIDI/
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 03:43:29 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT/
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:27:43 PDT
VU Meter Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/VU-Meter-Speakers/
VU Meter Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SMALL.jpg IamTeknik A VU meter is a standard measuring instrument which measures volume in audio equipment. If you open up your recording devices on Windows, you can see a digital Volume Unit (VU) meter which shows the audio level. You get analog and digital displays and each level is typically marked off with a dB val...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:34:42 PDT
Print Conductive Circuits With An Inkjet Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-Conductive-Circuits-With-An-Inkjet-Printer/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:20:40 PDT
Statistical Process Control for Capacitors, Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Statistical-Process-Control-for-Capacitors-Part-1/
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 07:36:53 PDT
Simple Word clock (arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Word-clock-arduino/
Simple Word clock (arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/BK7A/IC7HKP1P/FHBBK7AIC7HKP1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/BK7A/IC7HKP1P/FHBBK7AIC7HKP1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/BK7A/IC7HKP1P/FHBBK7AIC7HKP1P.SMALL.jpg RAKKURBK This is a simplified version of the original word clock from Doug -- SEE HEREAll the credits go to him and his extremely well built code...!!I have just modified the code to make it work with more common ICs and for simple run.All you need is an arduino and a RTC ..I have removed the switches and ot...
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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:10:58 PDT
How To Make Cheap PVC Project Enclosures and Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Cheap-PVC-Project-Enclosures-and-Boxes/
How To Make Cheap PVC Project Enclosures and Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/Q4DA/IC2A3IX0/FNDQ4DAIC2A3IX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/Q4DA/IC2A3IX0/FNDQ4DAIC2A3IX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/Q4DA/IC2A3IX0/FNDQ4DAIC2A3IX0.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens I love working with PVC. One of my favorite materials is the vinyl fence posts available at Home Depot and Lowes. It's easy to cut and turn into all kinds of things. The first thing I did with this material was to make project boxes. Here's how I do it. Making the Box I used a 4"x4" PVC fence pos...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:40:33 PDT
Pandora's Clock: Nixie Tube Clock and Pandora Internet Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Pandoras-Clock-Nixie-Tube-Clock-and-Pandora-Intern/
Pandora's Clock: Nixie Tube Clock and Pandora Internet Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/1WLQ/IC2A4BR4/FF01WLQIC2A4BR4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/1WLQ/IC2A4BR4/FF01WLQIC2A4BR4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/1WLQ/IC2A4BR4/FF01WLQIC2A4BR4.SMALL.jpg jgroner A Nixie Tube Clock featuring Pandora Internet Radio, based on the Raspberry Pi with a custom designed case, LCD display, WiFi connection, amplifier and speakers. This is the most unique clock radio you will ever find!This is also quite possibly the most expensive thing I have built to date. That sai...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:21:33 PDT
RGB LED Snowboard with Arduino Uno R3 http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Snowboard-with-Arduino-Uno-R3/
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:17:21 PDT
E-Origami "Creating Electronic Paper Frogs" http://www.instructables.com/id/E-Origami-Creating-Electronic-Paper-Frogs/
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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/
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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/
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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/FUJ/RTC8/IC37DL5W/FUJRTC8IC37DL5W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/RTC8/IC37DL5W/FUJRTC8IC37DL5W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/RTC8/IC37DL5W/FUJRTC8IC37DL5W.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/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 00:32:18 PDT