Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:13:29 PST BLOX v1.01 Swarmscapers: Autonomous Mobile 3D Printing Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Swarmscapers-Autonomous-Mobile-3D-Printing-Robots/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:54:57 PST
Build A Cheap Handcrafted CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Cheap-Handcrafted-CNC-Mill-Unfinished-Prototype/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:42:43 PST
How to build a custom "bed of nails" tester for your 3D printer electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-custom-bed-of-nails-tester-for-your/
How to build a custom "bed of nails" tester for your 3D printer electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/STN4/I3BHK6I7/FMYSTN4I3BHK6I7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/STN4/I3BHK6I7/FMYSTN4I3BHK6I7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/STN4/I3BHK6I7/FMYSTN4I3BHK6I7.SMALL.jpg snifikino If you are manufacturing a lot of PCBs (Printed Circuit Board), you will want to have some sort of QA to ensure your boards are functional and without defects. The most popular method for in-circuit testing is the use of a bed of nails fixture. There are many very expensive solutions to that but you...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 14:25:37 PST
Making Chibitronics Electronic Christmas Cards with LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Chibitronics-Electronic-Christmas-Cards-wit/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:48:44 PST
How to make Connections at Pier 9 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Connections-at-Pier-9/
How to make Connections at Pier 9 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/VTIR/I3H7FVLO/F2XVTIRI3H7FVLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/VTIR/I3H7FVLO/F2XVTIRI3H7FVLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/VTIR/I3H7FVLO/F2XVTIRI3H7FVLO.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Want to meet people in the electronics lab but have no idea about what to talk about? Make some connections! Ask them about a project that failed in the field, chances are it's because of a loose connection.We've all been there with projects that don't preform at a crucial moment. Nothing kills a ...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 17:30:32 PST
Power Stacker: Stackable USB Rechargeable Battery System http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Stacker-Stackable-USB-Rechargeable-Battery-S/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:06:18 PST
Step Motor Elevator http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-Motor-Elevator/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:14:35 PST
DIY Solar+Wind House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Bicycle/
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SMALL.jpg victordoes In this tutorial we are going to learn how simple it is to transform your regular bike to an awesome and safer bike! To great things in once...!Things required: Glow in the dark Paint Paper Towel Brush8x UV LED (Very important that it is UV!!)4x 330Ohm Resistor 9v battery9v battery connectorElectric...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:17:43 PST
The Don't-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dont-Leave-Home-Without-It-Machine/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:03:00 PST
Kid-friendly PuppyDuino 0.31 http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-friendly-PuppyDuino-031/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:59:49 PST
Small color change Christmas tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-color-changing-Christmas-tree/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:29:08 PST
DiddyBorg: The Mini 6 wheeled Raspberry Pi Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/DiddyBorg-The-Mini-6-wheeled-Raspberry-Pi-Robot/
DiddyBorg: The Mini 6 wheeled Raspberry Pi Robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/4FAS/I2I4IGMC/FD04FASI2I4IGMC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/4FAS/I2I4IGMC/FD04FASI2I4IGMC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/4FAS/I2I4IGMC/FD04FASI2I4IGMC.SMALL.jpg PiBorg DiddyBorg is our robust robot kit for the Raspberry Pi. He can be controlled via autonomous software, via a Bluetooth controller such as the PS3 or over Wifi through a keyboard. Check out this video of him rolling around!This Instructables is concerned with the building of the hardware. There is som...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 05:06:20 PST
Spark-e - A Spark core + Touch OSC controlled Wall-e toy robot conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Spark-e-A-Spark-core-Touch-OSC-controlled-Wall-e-t/
Spark-e - A Spark core + Touch OSC controlled Wall-e toy robot conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/JT8F/I2I44EL7/FA8JT8FI2I44EL7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/JT8F/I2I44EL7/FA8JT8FI2I44EL7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA8/JT8F/I2I44EL7/FA8JT8FI2I44EL7.SMALL.jpg mattbrailsford When it comes to cute robots, the instructables robot being at the top of the list obviously, the second most famous has got to be Pixar's Wall-e. Who wouldn't want one of these little fellas scurrying around your home cleaning up your garbage for you? Well, whilst the real thing might not be availa...
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09:36:54 PST
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Hyduino-Automated-Hydroponics-with-an-Arduino/
Hyduino - Automated Hydroponics with an Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/EGZG/I2CV2Q62/FY0EGZGI2CV2Q62.SMALL.jpg austinsimonson So, you may be wondering...WHAT IS HYDROPONICS?Basically, hydroponics is growing plants without the use of a traditional dirt medium by using a nutrient rich water solution. Those mediums used to "plant" in range from fiberglass to sand and from fired clay balls to nothing at all. Several branches o...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 23:42:52 PST
Motion-Activated PumpkinBot http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-PumpkinBot/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 15:08:39 PST
Simple Lie Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Lie-Detector/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 23:49:13 PST
Motorized Evil Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Evil-Shield/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:36:01 PST
Motion Triggered DSLR Remote System http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Triggered-DSLR-Remote-System/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 14:10:39 PDT
Portable Hot-Chocolate Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Hot-Chocolate-Maker/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 07:26:44 PDT
Super Simple Inductor Joule Thief! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Inductor-Joule-Thief/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:47:48 PDT
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. With this concept, the Laser Diode never turns off through the whole photo engraving process. It just varies the power up and down to produce the image and shading on the engraved mat...
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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/
DIY Wireless Charger + NFC Dock For Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/SGZU/I0RZ029I/F3XSGZUI0RZ029I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/SGZU/I0RZ029I/F3XSGZUI0RZ029I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/SGZU/I0RZ029I/F3XSGZUI0RZ029I.SMALL.jpg projectsugru It's pretty amazing how much easier it is to use our smartphones as GPS these days! But anyone who does this regularly will know it really drains your battery, so you always need to keep it on charge when you're driving. This project will show you how to turn any in-car phone holder into a DIY wirel...
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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
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 by 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/
How to get an unlimited supply of electronic components for under $10. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/N9WD/HZPDYULU/FABN9WDHZPDYULU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/N9WD/HZPDYULU/FABN9WDHZPDYULU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/N9WD/HZPDYULU/FABN9WDHZPDYULU.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens When I got into electronics finding parts was the biggest challenge. Radio Shack has a decent selection of components for the beginner but their prices are high. Great deals are available online, but the overwhelming variety and unfamiliar jargon makes it a little hard for a novice to know just what...
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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/
Revolution (LED Chandelier) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3O1W/HZFDX00W/FXM3O1WHZFDX00W.SMALL.jpg mackintoshlinessless I love lighting, what's more, lighting with mechanical aspects to it. Revolution is a chandelier that does this very thing. It consist of 3 Arduino controlled motors which turn arms, powering LED's in a circular path, creating a "radar" or scanner effect. This instructable will show you how I made i...
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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/
555 RGB Rainbow LED Driver (NOT using a 4029) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/RYOQ/HYZX8683/FCDRYOQHYZX8683.SMALL.gif A_Teacher | A_Teacher |Ok, so as far as I can tell, this is a unique brand NEW design. The project is in a few contests on instructables at the moment, if you like what I have made, please Vote for it.Calling all Space Cadets: As a way of motivating folks to make the project, I am currently giving away a ...
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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