Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:27:53 PDT BLOX v1.01 Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Shapeoko-2-Arduino-UNO-R3-grbl-9g-8bit-Raster-Phot/
Shapeoko 2, Arduino UNO R3, grbl 9g, 8bit Laser Diode Photo Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0F/L7PT/I1CBZB6F/F0FL7PTI1CBZB6F.SMALL.jpg PicengraverToo Me and my son invented/developed a new concept of "On-The Fly" 8bit Laser Diode engraving photos over two years ago. We have came a long way since those days at the beginning of our experimentation and here is the instructions of our latest build on a Shapeoko 2. Photos can be engraved on different ...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:14:54 PDT
A 1921 Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/An-1921-Bluetooth-Speaker/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 21:27:29 PDT
Ice Cube Clock ^3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cube-Clock-3/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 20:32:09 PDT
DIY Wireless Charger + NFC Dock For Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wireless-Charger-NFC-Dock-For-Your-Car/
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:13:51 PDT
Glowing Critters http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Critters/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:16:16 PDT
Light Painters Palette 2.0 - A complete guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Painters-Palette-20-A-complete-guide/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 16:48:53 PDT
All You Need to Know About LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/All-You-Need-to-Know-bout-LEDs/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:30:18 PDT
ETextile felt skull brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/E-textile-felt-skull-brooch/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:30:34 PDT
Air Pressure Rocket Launcher System http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-Pressure-Rocket-Launcher-System/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:19:06 PDT
Multifunctional Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Multifunctional-Lamp/
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:13:59 PDT
Leather Roll-Up Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-Roll-Up-Charging-Station/
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Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:34:35 PDT
Helping Hands Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hands-Vise/
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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:42:29 PDT
Making a USB Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-USB-Game-Controller/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:36:25 PDT
How to skate at night - The Beamboarder http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Beamboarder-Lets-You-Skate-at-Night/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:49:23 PDT
Geluid breien / sound embracer http://www.instructables.com/id/Geluid-breien-sound-embracer/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:02:18 PDT
How to get an unlimited supply of electronic components for under $10. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-an-unlimited-supply-of-electronic-compo/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:05:32 PDT
Compact R/C Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/Compact-RC-Outlet/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:55:48 PDT
Arduino Phone Book http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Phone-Book/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:48:40 PDT
How to Write a Good Electronics Instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Write-a-Good-Electronics-Instructable/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:27:51 PDT
Yet Another Edge-Lit LED Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Edge-Lit-LED-Sign/
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 23:42:19 PDT
Soundwave Portable Electronics Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Soundwave-Portable-Electronics-Workstaion/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:15 PDT
Pulsing fluidic heart micropump http://www.instructables.com/id/Fluidic-heart-micropump/
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:29:35 PDT
Revolution (LED Chandelier) http://www.instructables.com/id/Revolution-LED-Chandelier/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 20:48:45 PDT
Quiz Game Show Buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/Quiz-Game-Show-Buzzer/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:44:43 PDT
DIY PCB using Liquid Photoresist http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-using-Liquid-Photoresist/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:35:29 PDT
Electromechanical Insect or Flapping Oscillator http://www.instructables.com/id/Electromechanical-Insect-or-Flapping-Oscillator/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:57:50 PDT
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029) http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Rainbow-LED-Driver-An-Alternative-NOT-done-wit/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 04:48:27 PDT
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Open-Source-USB-Rechargeable-Solderin/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:53:41 PDT
Make a One Tube Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-One-Tube-Radio/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:05:14 PDT
Tiny Color Mixer - a constant-current, 3W RGB LED with low-battery indicator and polymorph diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Color-Mixer-a-constant-current-3W-RGB-LED-wit/
Tiny Color Mixer - a constant-current, 3W RGB LED with low-battery indicator and polymorph diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/P3KE/HY4L4U82/FBDP3KEHY4L4U82.SMALL.jpg markmoran Controlling an RGB LED is a simple and common microcontroller project, often the next project done after blinking and fading an LED.To make this more interesting, I built it using an ATtiny13, one of the smallest and simplest AVRs, which required "high-voltage programming." I also used a 3W LED beca...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:52:49 PDT
Pocket Sized Robot Arm #meArm V0.4 http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Robot-Arm-meArm-V04/
Pocket Sized Robot Arm #meArm V0.4 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/WAYY/HY7394WX/FDWWAYYHY7394WX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/WAYY/HY7394WX/FDWWAYYHY7394WX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/WAYY/HY7394WX/FDWWAYYHY7394WX.SMALL.jpg phenoptix The #meArm is a Pocket Sized Robot Arm. It's a project started in February 2014, which has had a fantastically fast journey to its present state thanks to it Open Development as an Open Hardware project. Version 0.3 was featured on Instructables back in April 2014 and we've seen it built all over th...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:39:39 PDT
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-the-Electronics-Hobbyist/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:29 PDT
Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-E-Textile-Arduino-Board/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:54 PDT
LittleBits + Lego Animated Head http://www.instructables.com/id/LittleBits-Lego-Animated-Head/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:33 PDT
Chewing Gum USB !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chewing-Gum-USB-/
Chewing Gum USB !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SMALL.jpg =SMART= Welcome to another of my awesome USB case mods !This case mod allows you to sneakily conceal your USB in a chewing gum packet, apart from being super-mega-awesome-cool this mod will stop all those annoying classmates who always borrow your usb, (you know, the ones that don't delete their files after...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:46:07 PDT
littleBits Buggy http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Buggy/
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:17:25 PDT
MaKey MaKey experimenting / Experimenteer met de MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-experimenting-Experimenteer-met-de-MaK/
MaKey MaKey experimenting / Experimenteer met de MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SMALL.jpg FabSchool De MaKey MaKey is een handig hulpmiddel voor electronica-experimenten. Verander bijvoorbeeld alledaagse objecten in een toetsenbord of muis. Een MaKey MaKey koop je als pakketje en bevat naast de MaKey MaKey zelf een USB-kabel en krokodillenklemmetjes om objecten met je computer te verbinden. Zo kun...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:24:22 PDT
12V-180kV: A Battery Powered Marx Generator (and introduction to electronics) http://www.instructables.com/id/12V-180kV-A-Battery-Powered-Marx-Generator-and-int/
12V-180kV: A Battery Powered Marx Generator (and introduction to electronics) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/UEOT/HXLD3M7G/FHAUEOTHXLD3M7G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/UEOT/HXLD3M7G/FHAUEOTHXLD3M7G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHA/UEOT/HXLD3M7G/FHAUEOTHXLD3M7G.SMALL.jpg supercapacitor If you're reading this Instructable, one thing is probably true: you're interested in high voltage! If so, you've come to the right place; Marx Generators can satisfy your thirst for sparks, bangs, and thrill. I made this Marx Generator several years ago, but it went out of commission after some exp...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:46:17 PDT
Kaleiduino: A Battery Powered Arduino LED Kaleidoscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Kaleiduino-An-Battery-Powered-Arduino-LED-Kaleidos/
Kaleiduino: A Battery Powered Arduino LED Kaleidoscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PEPD/HXII3P29/FIXPEPDHXII3P29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PEPD/HXII3P29/FIXPEPDHXII3P29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/PEPD/HXII3P29/FIXPEPDHXII3P29.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim Hello everyone, and welcome to my Instructable! This instructable will show you how I made the first ever DIY Arduino controlled "LED Kaleidoscope"! What is an LED kaleidoscope? Well, our traditional kaleidoscopes used 3 mirrors joined as a triangle with stuff like sequins and stolen cake decoration...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:08:30 PDT
The Ultimate FM Transmitter (Long Range Spybug) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-FM-Transmitter/
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:44:05 PDT
$1 DIY Conductive Ink and Paint from Fire! (non toxic, homemade, cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/1-DIY-Conductive-Ink/
$1 DIY Conductive Ink and Paint from Fire! (non toxic, homemade, cheap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YFZ0/HXG6TTHG/FM1YFZ0HXG6TTHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YFZ0/HXG6TTHG/FM1YFZ0HXG6TTHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/YFZ0/HXG6TTHG/FM1YFZ0HXG6TTHG.SMALL.jpg makerboat Turn fire into electronic conductive ink, build electronic circuits, create paper musical instruments and inputs for your Arduino board!UPDATE (08/18/2014)If you would like to avoid the process of making your own charcoal and blending it into a paint, I bought very inexpensive 'powdered active carbo...
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:25:06 PDT
Audio Amplifier and Envelope Follower for Animatronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Amplifier-and-Envelope-Follower-for-Animatro/
Audio Amplifier and Envelope Follower for Animatronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/7HM7/HX7P0DU6/FDZ7HM7HX7P0DU6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/7HM7/HX7P0DU6/FDZ7HM7HX7P0DU6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/7HM7/HX7P0DU6/FDZ7HM7HX7P0DU6.SMALL.jpg djsfantasi I had a specific requirement to synchronize an RC servo to an audio sound track. In my case, it was to synchronize the mouth movements of an animatronic figure (Peter Penguin) to whatever he is saying. His speech would be recorded on an audio track; a stereo .WAV file.These figures would be used to ...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 19:16:36 PDT
Designer Electronics Gadgets http://www.instructables.com/id/Designer-Electronics-Gadgets/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:15:59 PDT
Complete Guide to Building Your First RC Foamboard Plane http://www.instructables.com/id/Complete-Guide-to-Building-Your-First-DIY-RC-Foamb/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:55:09 PDT
How to Go Postal http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Go-Postal/
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Mon, 8 Jan 2007 23:37:51 PST
ISS Overhead http://www.instructables.com/id/ISS-Overhead/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:39:50 PDT
Basic Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronics/
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:10:37 PST
Knit a Working Circuit Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Knit-a-Working-Circuit-Board/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:16:41 PDT
Troubleshooting a cheap imported LED fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/Troubleshooting-a-cheap-imported-LED-fixture/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 19:10:58 PDT
Light-Up Minecraft Torch Using a Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Minecraft-Torch-Using-a-Joule-Thief/
Light-Up Minecraft Torch Using a Joule Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/250D/HW8CF61K/F39250DHW8CF61K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/250D/HW8CF61K/F39250DHW8CF61K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F39/250D/HW8CF61K/F39250DHW8CF61K.SMALL.jpg Teisha For everybody who’s ever wanted to make their own light-up Minecraft torch, and would like to play around with some fun electronics in the process, this Instructables project is for you! The electronics are explained well enough (and with links to everything needed) that somebody with absolutely zer...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 19:53:23 PDT