Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:21:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-the-Electronics-Hobbyist/
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SMALL.jpg brmarcum If you're new to the world of electronics, let me be the first to welcome you. There are many good resources available to help you get started. For a list of recommended resources, see step 4. But once you find the right project, how do you bring it into reality? Of course you will need some electro...
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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/
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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 TannyPB 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!Today you will learn how to make your own conductive ink to draw electronic circuits using the leftovers from your fireplace or BBQ! You can use this ink to draw ci...
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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/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 19:53:23 PDT
Electronic Sensor & Component Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Sensor-Component-Tester/
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Sat, 31 May 2014 06:44:23 PDT
Printed Circuit Board Production using UV Nail Curing Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Printed-Circuit-Board-Production-using-UV-Nail-Cur/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 05:40:42 PDT
Keyboard - Dome Style - Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Keyboard-Dome-Style-Lamp/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 23:55:18 PDT
Soda Can Theremin w/ Digilent Analog Discvoery http://www.instructables.com/id/Theremin-Using-a-Soda-Can-and-the-Digilent-Analog-/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 17:49:48 PDT
Transform your oyster travelcard with sugru! http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-your-Oyster-travelcard-with-sugru/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 11:50:26 PDT
555 Pocket Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Pocket-Keyboard/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 07:43:24 PDT
Laser Starfinder http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Starfinder/
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Sun, 19 Sep 2010 22:34:57 PDT
9-Volt Star Jar (or Portable Night Light) from Old Walkie-Talkies http://www.instructables.com/id/9-Volt-Star-Jar-or-Portable-Night-Light-from-Old-W/
9-Volt Star Jar (or Portable Night Light) from Old Walkie-Talkies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/5SDK/HVFKXA07/FHM5SDKHVFKXA07.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/5SDK/HVFKXA07/FHM5SDKHVFKXA07.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/5SDK/HVFKXA07/FHM5SDKHVFKXA07.SMALL.jpg Adalei I'm gonna be honest with you guys, I'm 24 years old and I still need a night light sometimes. I've had plenty of time to look into all sorts of lights, be it motion-controlled, light-sensitive, changeable brightness, etc., but none have had the charm or usefulness to suit my tastes. None of them are...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 13:32:42 PDT
Fractal Antennae http://www.instructables.com/id/Fractal-Antennae/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 14:21:22 PDT
All You Need To Know About a Relays http://www.instructables.com/id/All-You-Need-to-Know-About-Relays/
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Mon, 12 May 2014 02:44:55 PDT
Induction Heater 12 KW http://www.instructables.com/id/12KW-Induction-Heater/
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Wed, 7 May 2014 12:47:05 PDT
"The Brain" an external hard-drive and light sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Brain-an-external-hard-drive-and-light-sculptu/
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Tue, 13 May 2014 11:06:26 PDT
SIMPLE DOORBELL FOR YOUR ROOM http://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLE-DOORBELL-FOR-YOUR-ROOM/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 04:25:21 PDT
Raspberry Pi: Python scripting the GPIO http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Python-scripting-the-GPIO/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:37:36 PDT
Rainbow Ring Wall Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Ring-Wall-Clock/
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Sun, 4 May 2014 08:42:25 PDT
Kirlian Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Kirlian-Machine-1/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 08:30:21 PST
Nokia Lumia 1020 Filter Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Nokia-Lumia-1020-Filter-Mount/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:45:22 PDT
Modify a Toy Spy Camera For Other Applications http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-a-Toy-Spy-Camera-For-Other-Applications/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:54:54 PDT
Make a Desktop Tamagotchi http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Desktop-Tamagotchi/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:01:07 PDT
Arduino BASIC Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-BASIC-Shield/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:00:11 PST
Cheap, Easy, Universal Filament holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Universal-Filament-holder/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:04:27 PDT
Neoprene Bend Sensor IMPROVED http://www.instructables.com/id/Neoprene-Bend-Sensor-IMPROVED/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 05:57:16 PDT
More Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 plus more steps ) http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Electronics-Building-Tips-in-21-plus-more-ste/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 05:39:50 PDT
Beginner Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginner-Arduino/
Beginner Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/BF86/HQQLLPLU/FJKBF86HQQLLPLU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/BF86/HQQLLPLU/FJKBF86HQQLLPLU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/BF86/HQQLLPLU/FJKBF86HQQLLPLU.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei The Arduino is a pocket-sized computer (also called a "microcontroller") that you can program and use to control circuits. It interacts with the outside word through sensors, leds, motors, speakers... even the internet; this makes it a flexible platform for lots of creative projects. Some popular ...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:15:05 PST
Control Any Circuit With a TV Remote (and an Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-Any-Circuit-With-a-TV-Remote-and-an-Arduin/
Control Any Circuit With a TV Remote (and an Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/BLM6/HT5CSB2P/FHIBLM6HT5CSB2P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/BLM6/HT5CSB2P/FHIBLM6HT5CSB2P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHI/BLM6/HT5CSB2P/FHIBLM6HT5CSB2P.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Most of the buttons on a remote control are never used. So why not use them to control appliances and other electronics around your house. In this project, I am going to show you how to use an Arduino to decode the signal from your remote and use it to make an outlet switch that can turn your el...
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 09:29:49 PDT
Arduino V-Twin Flux Capacitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-V-Twin-Flux-Capacitor/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:36:02 PDT
Cookies adminitrator box [Electronics only] http://www.instructables.com/id/Cookies-adminitrator-box-Electronics-only/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:09:05 PDT
DIY mini drill http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-mini-drill/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:17:46 PDT
How to make a three wheels vehicle [robot chassis] http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-three-wheels-vehicle-robot-chassis/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 22:44:12 PST
Moving a Motor Using Arduino and Serial Communcation http://www.instructables.com/id/Moving-a-Motor-Using-Arduino-and-Serial-Communcati/
Moving a Motor Using Arduino and Serial Communcation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/QEZC/HSHQQ6SZ/FP8QEZCHSHQQ6SZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/QEZC/HSHQQ6SZ/FP8QEZCHSHQQ6SZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/QEZC/HSHQQ6SZ/FP8QEZCHSHQQ6SZ.SMALL.jpg bww1 Have you ever wondered how robots move?  Have you ever wanted to write a program to control a robot?  If so, this tutorial will be an excellent starting place to learn electronic controls with the Arduino Microcontroller.  You will be making a control system composing of an Arduino Microcontroller, ...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 11:30:32 PST
Incredibility Powerful Resistance Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Incredibility-Powerful-Resistance-Calculator/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:06:17 PST