Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:20:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
Automatic Fish Food Feeder using Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/EEOT/ICD7DT2W/F4CEEOTICD7DT2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/EEOT/ICD7DT2W/F4CEEOTICD7DT2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/EEOT/ICD7DT2W/F4CEEOTICD7DT2W.SMALL.jpg appytechie In this Instructables I'm going to show you how to build an Automatic Fish Food Feeder. So you don't have to remember to feed your fish daily because your Arduino will do it for you. You can also set timers at which the fish get fed automatically like ever 6 hours or so.This is exclusively for thos...
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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/
Raspberry Pi powered by batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/8X7G/ICG2DKWG/FB48X7GICG2DKWG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/8X7G/ICG2DKWG/FB48X7GICG2DKWG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB4/8X7G/ICG2DKWG/FB48X7GICG2DKWG.SMALL.jpg The DocDoc In this instructable I will show you how to properly supply power to a Raspberry Pi or Pi 2 with a battery pack or any voltage between 2.9 -32 volts DC. I will be using a efficient Pololu Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator and a toggle switch.This can be done with any Raspberry pi version. Using a ...
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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/
Track Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/73K5/ICEMXK1I/FSO73K5ICEMXK1I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/73K5/ICEMXK1I/FSO73K5ICEMXK1I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/73K5/ICEMXK1I/FSO73K5ICEMXK1I.SMALL.jpg rjawale Making a PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is not very difficult. Its fun if you're making it for the first time. But after making couple of PCBs one may get bored.Like in my case, for the first time I was very excited. Then eventually PCB making was so boring. Everytime I had to design the schematic usin...
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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/
Taking Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Servo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/9WBH/IC6IMCXM/F6L9WBHIC6IMCXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/9WBH/IC6IMCXM/F6L9WBHIC6IMCXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/9WBH/IC6IMCXM/F6L9WBHIC6IMCXM.SMALL.jpg LightBug This is tutorial two of the series where I take electronic devices which you normal control using an Arduino, to the internet using a Spark Core. Do check out the previous instructable as it serves as a basics and I have some details about the spark core written up over there. I have tried to keep t...
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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/
Blue by Team Dropz - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/0KFM/IBM23HAH/F5E0KFMIBM23HAH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/0KFM/IBM23HAH/F5E0KFMIBM23HAH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/0KFM/IBM23HAH/F5E0KFMIBM23HAH.SMALL.jpg swevestah This is a project created by Chris Miller, Mayo Tobita, and Sarah Wever at the Intel® IoT Roadshow Silicon Valley Hackathon 2015.Blue is a device that helps monitor your daily shower use and was designed specifically with California residents and other regions experiencing drought in mind. The devic...
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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/
Motor Controllers for Cheap Robots 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/EW0H/IBC2J6XR/FFIEW0HIBC2J6XR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/EW0H/IBC2J6XR/FFIEW0HIBC2J6XR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/EW0H/IBC2J6XR/FFIEW0HIBC2J6XR.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Hello and welcome! For those of you who haven't read any of my I'bles before, and for those of you unfamiliar with my For Cheap Robots series, I'm all about building robots on the cheap using simple materials that you can find around your house! If you've ever wanted to get into robotics, but don't ...
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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/
short, short circuit tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/FC7N/IATHSYEC/FTRFC7NIATHSYEC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/FC7N/IATHSYEC/FTRFC7NIATHSYEC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTR/FC7N/IATHSYEC/FTRFC7NIATHSYEC.SMALL.jpg mantfish This Instructable will show you how to make your very own short circuit tester, of course you can just use your own multimeter but, sometimes they're just too cumbersome to get into small solder joints.Its small and is perfect for you electronics kit! It uses a npn transistor with a 1 mega ohm resis...
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 00:32:18 PDT
Arduino MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-MIDI-Controller/
Arduino MIDI Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/RNB2/IATHADW5/FGIRNB2IATHADW5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/RNB2/IATHADW5/FGIRNB2IATHADW5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/RNB2/IATHADW5/FGIRNB2IATHADW5.SMALL.jpg dylanstout A MIDI controller is any piece of equipment that generates and transmits MIDI data to MIDI-enabled devices. In short, if you have buttons on your MIDI controller, you can program those buttons to any sound you want through musical software (ex.: Ableton, Garage Band, etc.). You can also program pote...
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:31:55 PDT
Benchtop DC Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Benchtop-DC-Power-Supply/
Benchtop DC Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/1BSA/IASCSDS9/FNP1BSAIASCSDS9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/1BSA/IASCSDS9/FNP1BSAIASCSDS9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/1BSA/IASCSDS9/FNP1BSAIASCSDS9.SMALL.jpg lawrence.esterlen This has been done probably hundreds of times here on Instructables, but I think that this is a great starter project for anyone interested in getting into electronics as a hobby. I am a U.S. Navy Electronics Technician, and even with costly test equipment at my disposal, I still consider this cheap...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:57:37 PDT
Creating Circuits using the Silhouette Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-Circuits-using-the-Silhouette-Portrait/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:30:58 PDT
(Pier 9 AiR) inside the box (how to etch and display multiple drawings on transparent acrylic) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pier-9-AiR-inside-the-box-how-to-etch-and-display-/
(Pier 9 AiR) inside the box (how to etch and display multiple drawings on transparent acrylic) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/7GMH/IAQMJ2BA/FPM7GMHIAQMJ2BA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/7GMH/IAQMJ2BA/FPM7GMHIAQMJ2BA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/7GMH/IAQMJ2BA/FPM7GMHIAQMJ2BA.SMALL.jpg steflenk Consider the motto think outside the box. "Live outside the box." "Do something outside the box."Outside the box. A pithy little phrase implying that everything interesting exists beyond us, beyond everyday life, beyond what's already there in our heads. What about inside the box, I thought.For my m...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:21:06 PDT
Real Fruit Ninja with Makey Makey/ Scratch Programming http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-Fruit-Ninja-with-Makey-Makey-Scratch-Programm/
Real Fruit Ninja with Makey Makey/ Scratch Programming - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/JX70/IAQMGX80/F1IJX70IAQMGX80.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/JX70/IAQMGX80/F1IJX70IAQMGX80.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/JX70/IAQMGX80/F1IJX70IAQMGX80.SMALL.jpg jedininja89 Have fruit? Don't be boring and just eat it, instead play with your food! Using a Makey Makey and Scratch Programming you can play fruit ninja with real fruit! This game is easy and fun for all ages! We will be having the kids in our STEM camp make this game themselves this summer! Materials -Mak...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:57:06 PDT
Chimera: $60 DLP High-Res 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Chimera-60-DLP-resin-3d-printer/
Chimera: $60 DLP High-Res 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/LPFQ/IBGC9TJM/F07LPFQIBGC9TJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/LPFQ/IBGC9TJM/F07LPFQIBGC9TJM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F07/LPFQ/IBGC9TJM/F07LPFQIBGC9TJM.SMALL.jpg matstermind I have been on a hunt for the past several years to find a cheap and simple, yet moderately high resolution 3D printer. I had 3 different 3D printers partially constructed when I heard about the amazing technology of DLP Stereo lithography (SLA) printers. I have finally found enough parts at the...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 18:28:48 PDT
LED Plexiglass Art http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Plexiglass-Art/
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 13:22:21 PDT
my homemade speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/my-homemade-speaker/
my homemade speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ET5S/IALX6H0D/FF9ET5SIALX6H0D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ET5S/IALX6H0D/FF9ET5SIALX6H0D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/ET5S/IALX6H0D/FF9ET5SIALX6H0D.SMALL.jpg ironpatriot66coc hello guys this is my 1st instructables I was quite inspired by this site to build thing so today I have built a home speaker you can power it using USB for supply of power 5 volt (use only 5 volt usb charger or a power bank only otherwise the ic of amplifier board will burn) I have built this thin...
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 23:51:23 PDT
Andee Sentry Gun with Annikken Andee http://www.instructables.com/id/Andee-Sentry-Gun-with-Annikken-Andee/
Andee Sentry Gun with Annikken Andee - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/FTLJ/IAJNZSED/FLUFTLJIAJNZSED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/FTLJ/IAJNZSED/FLUFTLJIAJNZSED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/FTLJ/IAJNZSED/FLUFTLJIAJNZSED.SMALL.jpg Annikken Do you have a project that can control a missile system and laser with an Android or iOS device? We are not talking about the real missile systems, but our Andee Sentry Gun model that has 6 barrel of ammunition to unleash fire power on your next enemy!Download our Control Panel (Graphical User Inter...
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 11:56:37 PDT
Cargador portátil http://www.instructables.com/id/Cargador-portátil-1/
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 08:18:24 PDT
Simple Polarity Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Polarity-Checker/
Simple Polarity Checker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/IDE7/IAGMT4LQ/FPIIDE7IAGMT4LQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/IDE7/IAGMT4LQ/FPIIDE7IAGMT4LQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/IDE7/IAGMT4LQ/FPIIDE7IAGMT4LQ.SMALL.jpg Salman Naveed Ever encountered difficulty in knowing if you've connected the wires right? Tired of pulling out your multimeter every time? Need something more compact and simpler to help you out? If you do, then this Instructable is for you!Read on to learn how to make a very simple, handy and useful polarity che...
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Thu, 4 Jun 2015 07:48:20 PDT
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Joule-Thief-Coil-Without-A-Ferrite-Toroid/
Make A Joule Thief Coil Without A Ferrite Toroid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI7/PB2Z/IAG0Q3VE/FI7PB2ZIAG0Q3VE.SMALL.jpg El Mano There are many different articles and videos to be found online that will teach you how to build a Joule Thief circuit and power LEDs off of dead batteries. Most of them, however, call for some form of coil made using a ring, or toroid, made of ferrite. This can be rather daunting to newcomers to ...
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 16:06:41 PDT
Short circuit protection for (almost) any power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Short-circuit-protection-for-almost-any-power-supp/
Short circuit protection for (almost) any power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/J2C7/IAG0D3KW/FS1J2C7IAG0D3KW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/J2C7/IAG0D3KW/FS1J2C7IAG0D3KW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/J2C7/IAG0D3KW/FS1J2C7IAG0D3KW.SMALL.jpg TrichogasterAzul Hello, everyone! This instructable is about a universal short circuit protection that I've designed to use in bench power supplies. I've designed it to fit in most power supplies circuits. In order to this circuit fit in your bench power supply, you will need to do some calculations, but don't worry...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 21:46:21 PDT
DVD/CD Warp-Art http://www.instructables.com/id/DVDCD-Warp-Art/
DVD/CD Warp-Art - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/FIEJ/IAEK5TQ3/FLDFIEJIAEK5TQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/FIEJ/IAEK5TQ3/FLDFIEJIAEK5TQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLD/FIEJ/IAEK5TQ3/FLDFIEJIAEK5TQ3.SMALL.jpg Hassemanden So you stand between piles of old, stacked up DVD's/CD's and a laptop with Netflix and Spotify. What are you going to use those damn plastic disc for? Frisbee, NO. As a bracelet, NO. To stop the police measuring your speed, by hanging them in your car, NO (and busted by Mythbusters). I wondered the ...
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 11:50:31 PDT
Space Shuttle Control Center (Kid's Toy) http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Shuttle-Control-Center-Kids-Toy/
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Mon, 1 Jun 2015 17:57:48 PDT
Plasma Speaker DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Plasma-Speaker-DIY/
Plasma Speaker DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/ZBXH/IAAWJTR9/FK9ZBXHIAAWJTR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/ZBXH/IAAWJTR9/FK9ZBXHIAAWJTR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK9/ZBXH/IAAWJTR9/FK9ZBXHIAAWJTR9.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech This instructable will show you how to build a 555 timer driven plasma speaker that can play music from any device with a headphone jack. It will go through the materials, circuit diagram, and how to make it. The music is quiet, but clear and high quality sounding. Below is a video that wil...
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Sat, 30 May 2015 08:43:28 PDT