Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:40:55 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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/
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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/
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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-/
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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/
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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
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-/
Soda Can Theremin w/ Digilent Analog Discvoery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/FFCC/HVS16U3A/FUPFFCCHVS16U3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/FFCC/HVS16U3A/FUPFFCCHVS16U3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/FFCC/HVS16U3A/FUPFFCCHVS16U3A.SMALL.jpg Will_W_76 Remember those old-school sci-fi movies with squeaky and eerie background music? Those unique sounds were made using a theremin, an electronic instrument that can be played without physical contact. When playing a theremin, the operator can control volume and pitch with his or her hand position rela...
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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/
"The Brain" an external hard-drive and light sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/5AS6/HV4DBF9W/FPT5AS6HV4DBF9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/5AS6/HV4DBF9W/FPT5AS6HV4DBF9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/5AS6/HV4DBF9W/FPT5AS6HV4DBF9W.SMALL.jpg qthurtle A while back, I was asked to make a floor-standing, animated brain, external hard drive. It was to 'light up' when the hard drive was accessed and 'look good'.When idle, it has a red, throbbing 'pulse'. When the hard-drive is accessed, it has a number of animated LED effects which make it light-up l...
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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