Instructables: exploring - technology - hack - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:38:28 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
DIY Ultimate Tripod With Camera Boom http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Ultimate-Tripod-With-Camera-Boom/
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 18:32:59 PDT
Real-Life, Playable Version Of “Flappy Bird” Inside A Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-Life-Playable-Version-Of-Flappy-Bird-Inside-A/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/ELRL/HRTKI8EA/FK8ELRLHRTKI8EA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/ELRL/HRTKI8EA/FK8ELRLHRTKI8EA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/ELRL/HRTKI8EA/FK8ELRLHRTKI8EA.SMALL.gif fqiu I made this real-life, playable version of "Flappy Bird" using Arduino Duemilanove, 3 servo motors, 2 buttons, a speaker, a reed switch, and handful of rare earth magnets. First, find a box to make the frame of the game and two small dowels to create the rolling background. Those dowels are control...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:59:37 PST
OpenSquare - Write big with a RC car http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenSquare-Write-big-with-a-RC-car/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:00:54 PST
Cobalt RaQ Jukebox/Drive Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/Cobalt-RaQ-Jukebox/
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:57:16 PST
Jar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Jar-Lantern/
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Tue, 11 Feb 2014 07:50:23 PST
Brownie 8mm Movie Camera - Mini Media Centre http://www.instructables.com/id/Brownie-8mm-Movie-Camera-Mini-Media-Centre/
Brownie 8mm Movie Camera - Mini Media Centre - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/QPAV/HPKJBAM1/FP2QPAVHPKJBAM1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/QPAV/HPKJBAM1/FP2QPAVHPKJBAM1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/QPAV/HPKJBAM1/FP2QPAVHPKJBAM1.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Convert an 8mm Brownie movie camera into a mini media centre. Firstly the bad news - you have to destroy a vintage movie camera.  The good news though is these Kodak Brownie 8mm movie camera's are a dime a dozen and can be purchased really cheaply on eBay.   The Kodak Brownie 8 Movie Camera is a t...
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Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:51:30 PST
Bluetooth Speaker Hack - Home Theater Streaming http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-Speaker-Hack-Home-Theater-Streaming/
Bluetooth Speaker Hack - Home Theater Streaming - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/IV74/HPL6CCSB/FINIV74HPL6CCSB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/IV74/HPL6CCSB/FINIV74HPL6CCSB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIN/IV74/HPL6CCSB/FINIV74HPL6CCSB.SMALL.jpg MidnightMaker This Instructable details the hacking of an off-the-shelf Bluetooth speaker and flickering LED tea light to become the streaming front-end for your home theater system, while keeping the Bluetooth speaker's original functionality intact. I was probably the only person on the planet without a Blueto...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:25:19 PST
LittleMonster: Speaker Switch Hack. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-speaker-touch-sensor-hack/
LittleMonster: Speaker Switch Hack. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/6OHP/HP0CURWD/FLN6OHPHP0CURWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/6OHP/HP0CURWD/FLN6OHPHP0CURWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/6OHP/HP0CURWD/FLN6OHPHP0CURWD.SMALL.jpg Minuscoco In this tutorial you will learn how to hack an existing Bluetooth speaker to be able to pause and play your music using the  LittleMonster as a switch. I designed a new "shell" that holds all the components for the speaker and made the file downloadable.  1. Downloading the LittleMonster. I de...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:09:29 PST
Robot arm from a desk lamp (IKEA Tertial hack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-arm-from-a-desk-lamp-IKEA-Tertial-hack/
Robot arm from a desk lamp (IKEA Tertial hack) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/PYXA/HOUFWGGP/FG7PYXAHOUFWGGP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/PYXA/HOUFWGGP/FG7PYXAHOUFWGGP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/PYXA/HOUFWGGP/FG7PYXAHOUFWGGP.SMALL.jpg wavegm This project answers to a need I had: a third hand that holds a camera while I perform a test and takes photos/videos (useful when you're stuck at the lab late at night, and suddenly need a photographer). The downside to a robotic arm was obvious - It needs to be programmed, and it is the last thing...
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 10:34:59 PST
eLab Hackerspace GSM Access Control System http://www.instructables.com/id/eLab-Hackerspace-GSM-Access-Control-System/
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 10:22:52 PST
Add Radio to a Syma S107 IR Helicopter (or any other IR device) http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Radio-to-an-Syma-S107-IR-Helicopter-or-any-oth/
Add Radio to a Syma S107 IR Helicopter (or any other IR device) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/QF66/HO7XGR3W/FG5QF66HO7XGR3W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/QF66/HO7XGR3W/FG5QF66HO7XGR3W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/QF66/HO7XGR3W/FG5QF66HO7XGR3W.SMALL.jpg PaulMakesThings Remote controlled helicopters and other toys have become incredibly advanced for a very low price, this is partially thanks to the huge mobile device market, which has pushed technology in small high energy batteries forward and ramped up production of micro motors. A stable micro helicopter which c...
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:04:37 PST
Build an RC Blimp for less than $13 http://www.instructables.com/id/13-RC-Blimp/
Build an RC Blimp for less than $13 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/VQ8A/HO7XN53W/FKCVQ8AHO7XN53W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/VQ8A/HO7XN53W/FKCVQ8AHO7XN53W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/VQ8A/HO7XN53W/FKCVQ8AHO7XN53W.SMALL.jpg masynmachien One of the themes in my RC Blimp projects is building them smaller and smaller. First, because I like small things, but also to save on helium. However, using lightweight RC gear usually raises the build cost. So in this project, I explored hacking a cheap toy RC car (scale 1/64) for the RC gear. I...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:43:30 PST
Instamatic Film Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Mod-Instamatic-Film-Into-a-Digital-Camera-and-Vide/
Instamatic Film Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/OQNU/HNE3ZKIY/FLSOQNUHNE3ZKIY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/OQNU/HNE3ZKIY/FLSOQNUHNE3ZKIY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLS/OQNU/HNE3ZKIY/FLSOQNUHNE3ZKIY.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Turn an old 126 film cartridge from an Instamatic into a digital camera and video recorder. Anyone who was born in the 70’s (like me) will have photo albums full of old Instamatic and Polaroid photos.  Instamatic cameras were known as point-and-shoot cameras.  They were inexpensive, easy to load,...
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Thu, 31 Oct 2013 04:24:50 PDT
Build a Fire Tornado! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Fire-Tornado/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/MFOR/HNM4EXR2/F79MFORHNM4EXR2.SMALL.jpg rickosgood Build a fire tornado from simple tools and materials.   Also, check out my follow up to this instructible where I build a GIANT fire tornado! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-GIANT-Fire-Tornado/ Materials 4 x 3/4" PVC pipe - 2 feet long 4 x 3/4" PVC end plugs 4 x 3/4" PVC coupl...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 09:59:59 PST
Secret Compartment Chess Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Compartment-Chess-Set/
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:58:49 PDT
Reverse Engineering: RGB LED Bulb with IR remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Engineering-RGB-LED-Bulb-with-IR-remote/
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 10:51:00 PDT
fanny pack boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/fanny-pack-boombox/
fanny pack boombox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/2O7Q/HLJUQA32/F9H2O7QHLJUQA32.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/2O7Q/HLJUQA32/F9H2O7QHLJUQA32.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/2O7Q/HLJUQA32/F9H2O7QHLJUQA32.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus I love fanny packs. There, I said it! When I was growing up in the 80's fanny packs (bum bags) were all the rage. Big kids used them, and they were common with some adults, too. It seemed like everyone I knew had one. Not deterred by fluorescent colours or loud designs, fanny packs were the height o...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:26:12 PDT
LED Resin Cube V2 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Resin-Cube-V2/
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 17:23:32 PDT
Discreet Pants Fly Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/Discrete-Pants-Fly-Checker/
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Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:59:32 PDT
LED Light Globe Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Globe-Hack/
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Sun, 7 Jul 2013 22:15:43 PDT
build shiney brass camera to use standard m42 lenses on posh medium format film! http://www.instructables.com/id/use-m42-lenses-on-medium-format-film/
build shiney brass camera to use standard m42 lenses on posh medium format film! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/I6KO/HHS9S09Y/FDMI6KOHHS9S09Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/I6KO/HHS9S09Y/FDMI6KOHHS9S09Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/I6KO/HHS9S09Y/FDMI6KOHHS9S09Y.SMALL.jpg crazyg so i wanted to use lenses for 35mm film on medium format film.not quite as straght forward as you might think, medium format film likes its lenses far away and 35mm film like to be close to its lens..i explored the possibility of making a panaramic shift and a blend, due to forces beyond my ability ...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:55:59 PDT
pepper grinder gun http://www.instructables.com/id/pepper-grinder-gun/
pepper grinder gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/ENOI/HH2W3L3I/F89ENOIHH2W3L3I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/ENOI/HH2W3L3I/F89ENOIHH2W3L3I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/ENOI/HH2W3L3I/F89ENOIHH2W3L3I.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus I'm from the city that started the whole 100-mile diet craze. I already do my part eating locally, but I can't survive on root vegetables and berries alone. I need the thrill of the hunt -  I need more! As a city dweller my options to hunt for meat are limited to the indigenous fauna, in my nei...
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 09:48:10 PDT
Rotary Phone iPod Dock http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Phone-iPod-Dock/
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Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:58:01 PDT
Coin tumbler printer hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Coin-tumbler-printer-hack/
Coin tumbler printer hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/Z0TE/HFWSTG15/F0GZ0TEHFWSTG15.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/Z0TE/HFWSTG15/F0GZ0TEHFWSTG15.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/Z0TE/HFWSTG15/F0GZ0TEHFWSTG15.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash A Tumbler is use for cleaning or polishing small parts, coins or stones. I need one because Ive been doing a bit of relic hunting and Im finding lots of coins. Shop keepers will often refuse dirty coins and they are quite difficult to clean after they haven been in the ground for a few years. This s...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:54:57 PDT
Plane in a Globe - Hacking A PIR Sensor To Do Your Bidding http://www.instructables.com/id/Plane-in-a-Globe-Hacking-A-PIR-Sensor-To-Do-Your/
Plane in a Globe - Hacking A PIR Sensor To Do Your Bidding - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/GEXY/HFD0Z846/FBGGEXYHFD0Z846.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/GEXY/HFD0Z846/FBGGEXYHFD0Z846.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/GEXY/HFD0Z846/FBGGEXYHFD0Z846.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Hi All. Ever had an idea pop into your head and you can't stop thinking about it?  Well my idea was to have a tiny plane spinning inside a light bulb, activated by a sensor!  Yes I know - not much of an idea but there it is.  First I prowled the internet trying to find the right type of sensor and...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 04:44:00 PDT
camera jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/camera-jacket/
camera jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/TJ85/HEBMZ8QA/F3LTJ85HEBMZ8QA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/TJ85/HEBMZ8QA/F3LTJ85HEBMZ8QA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/TJ85/HEBMZ8QA/F3LTJ85HEBMZ8QA.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Camera jacket is a concept exploring the idea of discreetly capturing image media in public locations.  This design has a small digital camera installed in the lining of a jacket with the lens recording through a small opening in the jacket breast. The camera is operated with buttons wired into the ...
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Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:22:08 PDT
Prosthetics Modification for Pain Relief of Pressure Points http://www.instructables.com/id/Prosthetics-Modification-for-Pain-Relief-of-Pressu/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/8WUT/HE081P3U/FVX8WUTHE081P3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/8WUT/HE081P3U/FVX8WUTHE081P3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVX/8WUT/HE081P3U/FVX8WUTHE081P3U.SMALL.jpg lamedust Working on this for a while now but I have made some progress that I'd like to share. Not finished because the hacked solution still causes some pain, but this is helping my cousin Zaid with the pain that his prosthetic is giving him. While in Iraq last April I came across my cousin Zaid. Zaid's an...
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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:37:34 PDT
Photo Hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-Hacks/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/X58J/GTV9UBLJ/FXYX58JGTV9UBLJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/X58J/GTV9UBLJ/FXYX58JGTV9UBLJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXY/X58J/GTV9UBLJ/FXYX58JGTV9UBLJ.SMALL.jpg randofo Listed here are 34 fun and engaging photo hacks to add some life to your next photo project. You can experiment with lighting setups, backgrounds, techniques, angles, and even camera mods. Ever wonder what would happen if you took a flash diffused shot from a forty foot pole? Or perhaps you have al...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:51:37 PDT
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Emergency-Phone-Charger-MacGyver-Style/
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SMALL.jpg The King of Random In this video, you'll learn how to "MacGyver" a 40 Watt Electrical Generator from a cordless drill and a few household items.  Here's how to charge a phone, illuminate small lights, and make electricity in a pinch. For more projects like this, check out www.thekingofrandom.com Watch the Video! ...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:15:46 PST
Hacking Your iRobot http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-Your-iRobot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/GTDD/GMJIE4X3/F7VGTDDGMJIE4X3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/GTDD/GMJIE4X3/F7VGTDDGMJIE4X3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/GTDD/GMJIE4X3/F7VGTDDGMJIE4X3.SMALL.jpg zazenergy "Hacking Your iRobot" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 13 different projects to modify your iRobot. Turn your Roomba into a printer, make your Roomba remote controlled and much more. All projects come from Instructables.com, are written by our creative community, and contain pict...
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Wed, 11 May 2011 15:41:13 PDT
Photo Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Photo-Hack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/YVGR/GTUYA55Z/FLFYVGRGTUYA55Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/YVGR/GTUYA55Z/FLFYVGRGTUYA55Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLF/YVGR/GTUYA55Z/FLFYVGRGTUYA55Z.SMALL.jpg randofo With the proliferation of digital photography, creating a photo hack has not only become much easier and more widespread. There are now many different ways that a photo can be easily manipulated or edited together with other photos. The limit of photo hacking is really up to your imagination. Here a...
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Wed, 19 Oct 2011 15:10:55 PDT
Make a Real Working Speaker for Under $1.00! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Real-Working-Speaker-for-Under-100/
Make a Real Working Speaker for Under $1.00! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/MMRO/HCB8KMY6/FYMMMROHCB8KMY6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/MMRO/HCB8KMY6/FYMMMROHCB8KMY6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/MMRO/HCB8KMY6/FYMMMROHCB8KMY6.SMALL.jpg The King of Random Here's how to make a real working paper plate speaker for under $1.00! Watch the Video! $1 Paper Plate Speaker? Back in 2007, YouTube user HouseholdHacker posted a parody video on how to make a High-Def speaker for under a buck. MythBusters took on the challenge and busted it. Although t...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 14:22:39 PST
slit camera, zenit, low tek http://www.instructables.com/id/slit-camera-zenit-low-tek/
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Sat, 8 Dec 2012 18:07:00 PST
Hack a dead HDD and an angle grinder disk into a small tool emery wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-dead-HDD-and-an-angle-grinder-disk-into-a-s/
Hack a dead HDD and an angle grinder disk into a small tool emery wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/WV3V/H9T4S8RR/FJEWV3VH9T4S8RR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/WV3V/H9T4S8RR/FJEWV3VH9T4S8RR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/WV3V/H9T4S8RR/FJEWV3VH9T4S8RR.SMALL.jpg artifeffe Every x-acto knife, scalpel, chisel comes to a point where it needs to be re-sharpened. Every HDD eventually fails. Every angle grinder disk will eventually get too small to actually grind anything. With all these three simple assumptions verified in the same day and quite a bit of frus...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:29:42 PST
Fisheye lens for a rangefinder or mirrorless camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Fisheye-lens-for-a-rangefinder-camera/
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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:44:08 PST
Levitating Death Star http://www.instructables.com/id/Levitating-Death-Star/
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 16:35:07 PST
Very Cool Mini Disposable Razor Tri-pod for your camera! http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-Cool-Mini-Disposable-Razor-Tri-pod-for-your-c/
Very Cool Mini Disposable Razor Tri-pod for your camera! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/IQIO/H9G12R1Y/FEBIQIOH9G12R1Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/IQIO/H9G12R1Y/FEBIQIOH9G12R1Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/IQIO/H9G12R1Y/FEBIQIOH9G12R1Y.SMALL.jpg jawasan  Here is a quick and easy project you can make in about an hour or two...maybe less! Best of all, most of these materials are easily found around the house or garage waiting to be reused!   I made this tri-pod for our digital camera and I'll show you how to make your own in several easy steps...and...
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Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:44:21 PST
How to turn a Millennium Falcon into a PC! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-a-Millennium-Falcon-into-a-PC/
How to turn a Millennium Falcon into a PC! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SMALL.jpg BradJordan I wanted to build a unique computer to hook up to my TV to watch movies. I searched the Internet for a while trying to get an idea of what I could make it out of and finally ran across the 1979 Kenner Millennium Falcon. While I was searching I found only a few other people that have modded this, one...
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Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:24:07 PST
USB Flash Diskette http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Flash-Diskette/
USB Flash Diskette - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/JYR0/H9G125G4/FP0JYR0H9G125G4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/JYR0/H9G125G4/FP0JYR0H9G125G4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP0/JYR0/H9G125G4/FP0JYR0H9G125G4.SMALL.jpg Analogue-Chick I made this USB flash diskette a couple of months ago after salvaging floppy disks for garbage from our school's computer laboratory. I wasn't really sure what to do with it, but I got a feeling of saving them for later. Maybe I could make a lampshade out of it or just anything if I have free time. ...
By: Analogue-Chick

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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:02:15 PST
Multimeter Backlit LCD Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Multimeter-Backlit-LCD-Mod/
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:55:14 PST
How to Make Musical Floppy Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Musical-Floppy-Drives/
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Thu, 31 May 2012 23:10:55 PDT
Arduino-Controlled Chemical Foam Spewing Pumpkin http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Chemical-Foam-Spewing-Pumpkin/
Arduino-Controlled Chemical Foam Spewing Pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/JAQ9/H8XM1WTV/FCNJAQ9H8XM1WTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/JAQ9/H8XM1WTV/FCNJAQ9H8XM1WTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/JAQ9/H8XM1WTV/FCNJAQ9H8XM1WTV.SMALL.gif SF Media Labs If the thought of dozens of tricker-or-treaters in gross-out costumes knocking down your door makes you want to spew, have we got the pumpkin for you! Every time the Arduino-Controlled Chemical Foam Spewing Pumpkin encounters a trick-or-treater at your doorstep, it spews burning chemical foam all ...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 11:33:57 PST
Arduino text'in http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-textin/
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:51:59 PDT
Electric Light - LED Candle Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Light-Candle-Hack/
Electric Light - LED Candle Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/KS31/H7URCDFL/FYXKS31H7URCDFL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/KS31/H7URCDFL/FYXKS31H7URCDFL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/KS31/H7URCDFL/FYXKS31H7URCDFL.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Why re-invent the mousetrap? For that matter, why re-invent the candle?  It's been around forever, works every time, and does what is says on the box!  The Egyptians and Cretans were using candles made from beeswax, as early as 3000 BC.  This Instructable then is really just a homage to an invention...
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Tue, 9 Oct 2012 17:28:49 PDT
Mouse with USB port (optional internal drive) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-with-USB-port-optional-internal-drive/
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:45:54 PDT
fisheye digital contact print film camera ,steampunk flavour http://www.instructables.com/id/fisheye-digital-contact-print-film-camera-steampu/
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:12:17 PDT
digital camera recase into film slr http://www.instructables.com/id/digital-camera-recase-into-film-slr/
digital camera recase into film slr - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/GBOX/H742PUT1/FCRGBOXH742PUT1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/GBOX/H742PUT1/FCRGBOXH742PUT1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/GBOX/H742PUT1/FCRGBOXH742PUT1.SMALL.jpg crazyg firstly i should point out that the slr was in very poor shape before i remodeled its innards , secondly the step by step bit is a bit vague i did this pre olympics in fact i finished it the night before the opening ceremony. took about 30 hours over several weeks misplacement the camera had 2 bo...
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Sat, 29 Sep 2012 17:03:49 PDT
pc power supply on ps3 slim http://www.instructables.com/id/pc-power-supply-on-ps3-slim/
pc power supply on ps3 slim - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/0Q4U/H7HY7OQG/F990Q4UH7HY7OQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/0Q4U/H7HY7OQG/F990Q4UH7HY7OQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F99/0Q4U/H7HY7OQG/F990Q4UH7HY7OQG.SMALL.jpg crazyg my ps3 has been down a while after i left it on the menu screen of a dvd overnight,then it wouldnt come back on, as sony have been getting a bit smug (anti piracy,many terms and conditions, and the constant internet need) i decided the last thing i was going to do was give them more money.(by buyin...
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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 09:28:01 PDT
Build your own speaker from scratch! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-speaker-from-scratch/
Build your own speaker from scratch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/KTB3/H74309M5/FMZKTB3H74309M5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/KTB3/H74309M5/FMZKTB3H74309M5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/KTB3/H74309M5/FMZKTB3H74309M5.SMALL.jpg aeszok After stumbling across a couple of tutorials I decided I would try and build my own speaker. This attempt succeeded and it surprised me at how well it  actually played. This is a lot of fun and can be built for next to nothing.  It's also really great to show younger children and students to explain...
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Sun, 23 Sep 2012 01:24:41 PDT