Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:12:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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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/
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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
Audible Continuity Tester with Op Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Audible-Continuity-Tester-with-Op-Amp/
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:39:40 PST
Reverse Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Engineering-1/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:36:31 PST
LED Floaties (in water!) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Water-Floaties/
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:19:12 PST
LittleBits Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/LittleBits-Projects/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/4HX7/HRI8X153/F2D4HX7HRI8X153.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/4HX7/HRI8X153/F2D4HX7HRI8X153.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/4HX7/HRI8X153/F2D4HX7HRI8X153.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura We recently ran a Supercharged Contest sponsored by littleBits, here are some of the great projects that came in that used the littleBits product suite. What could you make that lights up, moves, or makes noise? :D null null null null null null null null null ...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:52:50 PST
How to turn an old-school rotary phone into an input device. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-an-old-school-rotary-phone-into-an-inp/
How to turn an old-school rotary phone into an input device. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/JK8Z/HRN4DUWV/FRYJK8ZHRN4DUWV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/JK8Z/HRN4DUWV/FRYJK8ZHRN4DUWV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/JK8Z/HRN4DUWV/FRYJK8ZHRN4DUWV.SMALL.jpg Liana_B Rotary phones are great for beginner hackers. They're not very complicated: for the most part, you can just look at the wires and guess what most of them control. Slip a microcontroller in, and you can use all its components as modern I/O devices while still keeping that nice vintage look. H...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:41:10 PST
Hanging Glass Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Glass-Speakers/
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 18:49:26 PST
Chaos Nand Synth http://www.instructables.com/id/Chaos-Nand-Synth/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:52:33 PST
Smart Snow Globe (gives snow day alerts) http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Snow-Globe-gives-snow-day-alerts/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 15:35:59 PST
LED Paper Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Paper-Flower/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:59:24 PST
Intermediate Arduino: Inputs and Outputs http://www.instructables.com/id/Intermediate-Arduino-Inputs-and-Outputs/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 01:02:33 PST
Hearts A'Glow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hearts-AGlow/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:22:29 PST
imPrinter: the Electric Imp wireless, internet-connected thermal printer http://www.instructables.com/id/imPrinter-the-electric-imp-wireless-internet-conne/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:07:58 PST
littleBits Sample Rotator http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Sample-Rotator/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:16:31 PST
Solar Powered 24 Hour Greenhouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-24-Hour-Greenhouse/
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 22:32:19 PST
Soldering tiny SMD components the easy and fast way (with a hotplate) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-tiny-SMD-components-the-easy-and-fast-wa/
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:30:15 PST
Make your first Serious Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-first-Serious-Amplifier/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:54:07 PST
Build the Remote Control Bobble-head Bobbler! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Remote-Control-Bobble-head-Bobbler/
Build the Remote Control Bobble-head Bobbler! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/Y4QD/HPJ05954/FIXY4QDHPJ05954.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/Y4QD/HPJ05954/FIXY4QDHPJ05954.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIX/Y4QD/HPJ05954/FIXY4QDHPJ05954.SMALL.jpg mazzmn Bobble-heads!!! Every sports fan loves em, but they're kind of boring, just sitting frozen on your shelf :-( I thought it might be fun to create an Automatic Bobble-head Bobbler something that can wake that old bobble-head up and get him nodding away. I finally found time to get one working just in ...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 10:59:41 PST
Felted inductively heated house shoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Felted-inductively-heated-house-shoes/
Felted inductively heated house shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/VXIE/HPFZZRMA/FR4VXIEHPFZZRMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/VXIE/HPFZZRMA/FR4VXIEHPFZZRMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/VXIE/HPFZZRMA/FR4VXIEHPFZZRMA.SMALL.jpg derwassi In this instructable I'll show you how I solved the problem of my girlfriend having cold feet all the time.  Because warm shoes fit perfectly to the coldest time of the year, those shoes will be her christmas present:-) I've seen quiet a few solutions to warm up your feet by the use of a heating el...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:36:35 PST
Aqua Garduino Mini @hydroFishAqua82 http://www.instructables.com/id/Aqua-Garduino-Mini/
Aqua Garduino Mini @hydroFishAqua82 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/A7PV/HP71Z5N6/FJPA7PVHP71Z5N6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/A7PV/HP71Z5N6/FJPA7PVHP71Z5N6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/A7PV/HP71Z5N6/FJPA7PVHP71Z5N6.SMALL.jpg mcmcccarthy Arduino Powered Micro Aquaponic System with Pi Camera and Twitter Feed We are creating an automated aquaponic system with mobile updates via Twitter. Sensors and motors will be controlled from an Arduino while the entire system, including mobile updates, will be orchestrated by a Raspberry Pi. Tw...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:51:20 PST
The Clamshell Stompbox http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Clamshell-Stompbox/
The Clamshell Stompbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/81LN/HOHYEF5V/FW681LNHOHYEF5V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/81LN/HOHYEF5V/FW681LNHOHYEF5V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW6/81LN/HOHYEF5V/FW681LNHOHYEF5V.SMALL.jpg jseay This is a DIY variable resistor I created as an interface for live performance-- like a stomp box. I designed it as a project my audio students could build with materials we already have in the classroom. The result is a variable resistor that can be triggered with just a little pressure from hands...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:12:23 PST
Paperduino 2.0 with Circuit Scribe - Paper Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Paperduino-20-with-Circuit-Scribe/
Paperduino 2.0 with Circuit Scribe - Paper Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/G7P6/HPBS1OOF/FLZG7P6HPBS1OOF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/G7P6/HPBS1OOF/FLZG7P6HPBS1OOF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/G7P6/HPBS1OOF/FLZG7P6HPBS1OOF.SMALL.jpg Electroninks What if making an Arduino, or wiring up an Arduino was as easy as printing one out? In this tutorial we printed our own Arduino Pro Mini board using a pen plotter and the Electroninks Circuit Scribe (a rollerball pen with highly conductive ink). Within 15 minutes we printed the board, placed compone...
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:49:57 PST
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/4X4X4-LED-Cube-w-Arduino-Uno/
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SMALL.jpg laurenk As someone who is very new to digital electronics this LED cube was fun to make, challenging and a great lesson in soldering. If you have some patience (64 LED's to solder!) and steady hands, this project will be well worth it in the end! Materials & Tools Materials: -64 LED's ( I used 3mm one...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:25:54 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
Arduino Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will show you how to make a simple robotic arm controlled by 4 servos , 2 analog joysticks, and an Arduino UNO. It is very similar to my "2 Servos + Thumbstick" instructurable. This tutorial is in particular to help out another Arduino user;  "RobotZee". I will guide you ste...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:13:28 PST
Electronics Soldering Mobile Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Soldering-Mobile-Workshop/
Electronics Soldering Mobile Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/HD8X/HOHYD9AW/FSSHD8XHOHYD9AW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/HD8X/HOHYD9AW/FSSHD8XHOHYD9AW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/HD8X/HOHYD9AW/FSSHD8XHOHYD9AW.SMALL.jpg laxap As occasional electronics enthusiasts, we like to solder kits, or try to repair things. We do not have a dedicated place for soldering, and are each time chasing after our essential stuff: The soldering iron Small tools, multimeter Parts and supplies A good light An extension c...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 06:53:51 PST
Make your own cellphone from scratch. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-cellphone-from-scratch/
Make your own cellphone from scratch. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/ZPTI/HNQYA3DJ/FTCZPTIHNQYA3DJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/ZPTI/HNQYA3DJ/FTCZPTIHNQYA3DJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/ZPTI/HNQYA3DJ/FTCZPTIHNQYA3DJ.SMALL.jpg mellis The DIY Cellphone is a working (albeit basic) cellphone that you can make yourself. It can make and receive phone calls and text messages, store names and phone numbers, display the time, and serve as an alarm clock. It connects to GSM networks (like AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.) using a regular (f...
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:57:35 PST
Piano Stairs with Arduino and Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Piano-Stairs-with-Arduino-and-Raspberry-Pi/
Piano Stairs with Arduino and Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/PKY3/HO2348B6/FN1PKY3HO2348B6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/PKY3/HO2348B6/FN1PKY3HO2348B6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/PKY3/HO2348B6/FN1PKY3HO2348B6.SMALL.jpg bonniee Who doesn't love music? These Piano Stairs are an interactive, relatively portable, musical installation that can be applied to basically any stairwell. I built them for HackPrinceton and won 2nd place in the hardware track. I've had requests to share my code and diagrams, so I decided to make an In...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:15:55 PST
Re-Transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Transmitter-1/
Re-Transmitter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/Y3HP/HNXRLMFT/FTYY3HPHNXRLMFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/Y3HP/HNXRLMFT/FTYY3HPHNXRLMFT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTY/Y3HP/HNXRLMFT/FTYY3HPHNXRLMFT.SMALL.jpg thiagohersan I wanted to see if I could modify one of those cheap car transmitters that people use to send music from an mp3 player to a car stereo and use it to send music from my computer to the kitchen radio. The cheap transmitter: I picked one up that had both USB and line-in input possibilities. These are...
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 01:45:25 PST
Gold Recovery http://www.instructables.com/id/Gold-recovery/
Gold Recovery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/IU5J/HO0Q9NST/F6AIU5JHO0Q9NST.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/IU5J/HO0Q9NST/F6AIU5JHO0Q9NST.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6A/IU5J/HO0Q9NST/F6AIU5JHO0Q9NST.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison Wait don’t throw those old electronics in the garbage, there’s gold in them there things. How about putting it in your pockets instead of someone else’s pocket? Laptops, phones, cameras, and the like are filled with gold plated circuit boards even printers and scanners have gold, silver, and copper...
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:41:56 PST
Accelerometer Dice with 123D Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/Accelerometer-Dice-with-123D-Circuits/
Accelerometer Dice with 123D Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/JNTI/HNRLLWXK/FZ7JNTIHNRLLWXK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/JNTI/HNRLLWXK/FZ7JNTIHNRLLWXK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/JNTI/HNRLLWXK/FZ7JNTIHNRLLWXK.SMALL.jpg AutoRob This is the project that got Autodesk's CEO Carl Bass a little extra attention from the TSA on his way to MakerFaire Tokyo.  Here's an article about that... We made this as way to demo a few things you can do with our apps, 123D Circuits and 123D Design :  Design circuits.  Simulate the circuits on...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 16:52:08 PST
Assembling the Eyewriter 2.1 hardware platform (rev B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-the-Eyewriter-21-hardware-platform-rev-/
Assembling the Eyewriter 2.1 hardware platform (rev B) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/LHTO/HMVJBO6I/FZQLHTOHMVJBO6I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/LHTO/HMVJBO6I/FZQLHTOHMVJBO6I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZQ/LHTO/HMVJBO6I/FZQLHTOHMVJBO6I.SMALL.jpg jasonwebb This Instructable will guide you through the assembly of a hardware platform (rev B) to support the new Eyewriter 2.1 open-source eye-tracking system. For more information about the Eyewriter project in general, visit the official site at http://eyewriter.org/ For more information abut the Eyewrit...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:51:21 PDT
RGB LED moodlamp (sitting dog lamp) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sitting-dog-lamp-RGB-mood-lamp/
RGB LED moodlamp (sitting dog lamp) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/F61U/HMMFAFL1/FWWF61UHMMFAFL1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/F61U/HMMFAFL1/FWWF61UHMMFAFL1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/F61U/HMMFAFL1/FWWF61UHMMFAFL1.SMALL.jpg DOT. "What gift my girlfriend would like to get for her birthday?". This was the main question for several weeks. But then I thought: hmm...what could be more cozy then warm lamp lihgt in late autumn evenings? That was just an idea but I still needed a design. After spending few hours on the internet I h...
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 16:33:02 PDT
The Cylon - Larson Scanner Kit - with Charlieplexing! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cylon-Larson-Scanner-Kit-with-Charlieplexing/
The Cylon - Larson Scanner Kit - with Charlieplexing! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/PX5P/HMMF79KN/FP7PX5PHMMF79KN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/PX5P/HMMF79KN/FP7PX5PHMMF79KN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/PX5P/HMMF79KN/FP7PX5PHMMF79KN.SMALL.jpg phenoptix This instructable covers building the kit that is the result of several builds, and many iterations. If you want to learn more about previous attempts and or the design process comment below and I'll dig out the older (and much much smaller) versions and also go through the design and manufacture pr...
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:26:37 PDT
Create an Internet Connected Pill Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-an-Internet-Connected-Pill-Dispenser/
Create an Internet Connected Pill Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/M9OA/HM8DG27L/F26M9OAHM8DG27L.SMALL.jpg mazzmn The P.I.L. Box - A Better Medication Reminder System Studies show the consequences of patients not taking medications according to doctor's orders can be serious, especially in older patients.With today's low cost micro-controllers and sensors (and the incentive of the Radio Shack / Instructables Mi...
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 20:07:41 PDT
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Media-Panel-fka-Digita/
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/NH3P/HFBKA1NY/FLMNH3PHFBKA1NY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/NH3P/HFBKA1NY/FLMNH3PHFBKA1NY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/NH3P/HFBKA1NY/FLMNH3PHFBKA1NY.SMALL.jpg andyjagoe The goal of this project was to create a low cost Raspberry Pi Media Panel--a nice looking screen that could stand in the living room or attach to the refrigerator with the primary purpose of streaming personal photo and video content full time, but also be able to do some other cool things when nee...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:45:38 PDT
RC circuit for a Bibberbeest / vibrobot http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-circuit-for-a-Bibberbeest-vibrobot/
RC circuit for a Bibberbeest / vibrobot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/1JGN/HKVKM6R8/F941JGNHKVKM6R8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/1JGN/HKVKM6R8/F941JGNHKVKM6R8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/1JGN/HKVKM6R8/F941JGNHKVKM6R8.SMALL.jpg ynze Last February I posted a vibrobot project "Scary bots and Super Creeps", making vibrobots out of connectors, cable binders and electrical wire. The creatures are named "bibberbeest" in Dutch. Making Bibberbeests with kids is a HUGE success at schools, parties and festivals (second video in this ste...
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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 02:55:01 PDT
Arduino Line Following Robot for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Line-Following-Robot-for-Beginners/
Arduino Line Following Robot for Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/8MBS/HKHPPR35/F158MBSHKHPPR35.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/8MBS/HKHPPR35/F158MBSHKHPPR35.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F15/8MBS/HKHPPR35/F158MBSHKHPPR35.SMALL.jpg Khevna * Updated 08/24/2013 to include more pricing, source information, and top/bottom/wheel templates Mostly functional for general public, use at own risk! Hey hey! This is a Programmable Line Following Robot for Beginners. This project is designed to work in tandem with our Arduino Traffic Light for ...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 08:53:01 PDT