Instructables: exploring - technology - hack - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:24:53 PST BLOX v1.01 Convert a 40 years old DIA slide projector to a Decent DIY Projector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-40-years-old-DIA-slide-projector-to-a-De/
Convert a 40 years old DIA slide projector to a Decent DIY Projector! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7R3K/I2S6P4WC/FDT7R3KI2S6P4WC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7R3K/I2S6P4WC/FDT7R3KI2S6P4WC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7R3K/I2S6P4WC/FDT7R3KI2S6P4WC.SMALL.jpg ToutHackAmon This hack made in Cairo Hackerspace .We needed a projector in the Hackerspace for The Internet of things build night and other workshops , courses and our Friday hacker movie night .The problem is that we can't afford buying a real projector , so we made our last "Hacker Scouts event " a trip to the...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:01:36 PST
Satellite Radio Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/Satellite-Radio-Boombox/
Satellite Radio Boombox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/LV3U/I2P3UZ7R/FQ9LV3UI2P3UZ7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/LV3U/I2P3UZ7R/FQ9LV3UI2P3UZ7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ9/LV3U/I2P3UZ7R/FQ9LV3UI2P3UZ7R.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 Say what you will, but there's never been a better time to enjoy music than now. We can stream or download high quality tracks of nearly every song ever made to our pockets wirelessly, effortlessly, and for nearly free. While listening to your favorite songs on your newest iGalaxyJam device by Dre...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:21:47 PST
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
Junk Mail Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/12QO/I2LMJ5GY/F2V12QOI2LMJ5GY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/12QO/I2LMJ5GY/F2V12QOI2LMJ5GY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/12QO/I2LMJ5GY/F2V12QOI2LMJ5GY.SMALL.jpg Volthaus Electronics Laboratory I received some junk mail the other day and it had a little plastic box sticky gummed to a large postcard-like piece of mail. Supposedly I could pull the plastic strip from the box and it would display my winning number to get a discount on buying a car. I don't own a car (by design) so I wasn't int...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
Two Player Simon Memory Game With External Switches http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Player-Simon-Memory-Game-With-External-Switche/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 11:06:36 PST
Clothespin Piano for iPad http://www.instructables.com/id/Clothespin-Piano-for-iPad/
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Thu, 6 Nov 2014 10:12:11 PST
iPhone Box Case http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Box-Case/
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:35:45 PDT
DIY GoPro Bungee Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GoPro-Bungee-Mount/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:25:34 PDT
Making Time Run Backwards, The Reverse Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Time-Run-Backwards-The-Reverse-Clock/
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:01:20 PDT
DIY Wireless Charger + NFC Dock For Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wireless-Charger-NFC-Dock-For-Your-Car/
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:13:51 PDT
Ammo Box Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammo-Box-Amp/
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:25:31 PDT
Printer Rock Tumbler - with adjustable speed, leds, and different jar sizes http://www.instructables.com/id/Printer-Rock-Tumbler-with-adjustable-speed-leds-an/
Printer Rock Tumbler - with adjustable speed, leds, and different jar sizes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/PCD6/I0HYVMUG/FRCPCD6I0HYVMUG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/PCD6/I0HYVMUG/FRCPCD6I0HYVMUG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/PCD6/I0HYVMUG/FRCPCD6I0HYVMUG.SMALL.jpg th3_jungle_inv3ntor Howdy, Years back I stumbled on a printer coin tumbler hack that liquidhandwash had created. It caught my attention because I happened to have the exact printer sitting in my room waiting to be used for something. Liquidhandwash had created a useful but simple solution for a need of a coin tumbler...
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Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:14:12 PDT
Recharge-i-fy your 2CR5 Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Recharge-i-fy-your-2CR5-Battery/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:04:49 PDT
Adding Bluetooth to an EEG headset for mind-controlled projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Bluetooth-to-an-EEG-headset-for-Mind-contro/
Adding Bluetooth to an EEG headset for mind-controlled projects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/FDB7/HZPDYVQR/F93FDB7HZPDYVQR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/FDB7/HZPDYVQR/F93FDB7HZPDYVQR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/FDB7/HZPDYVQR/F93FDB7HZPDYVQR.SMALL.jpg AndreLe Controlling things with your mind is awesome. Unfortunately, EEG headsets like the NeuroSky MyndWave are a bit too pricey if you just want to experiment. Last year, I wanted to see what I could control with my brain on a student's budget.I came across FrontierNerd's Brain Hack tutorial, which gave m...
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 19:30:12 PDT
Weather station soil probe http://www.instructables.com/id/Weather-station-aux-sensor-improvement-for-use-in-/
Weather station soil probe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/2RX1/HZNYGDN1/F3O2RX1HZNYGDN1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/2RX1/HZNYGDN1/F3O2RX1HZNYGDN1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/2RX1/HZNYGDN1/F3O2RX1HZNYGDN1.SMALL.jpg Tecwyn Twmffat Measuring the temperature and humidity or moisture content of the soil is really useful when deciding whether the ground needs watering or a particular crop can be sown or not. Here, I managed to improve one of the auxiliary sensors from a Sinus TFA weather station to work in the soil. Diffic...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 04:46:35 PDT
Turn a Flashlight Beam into a Far Reaching Spotlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Flashlight-into-a-Far-Reaching-Spotlight/
Turn a Flashlight Beam into a Far Reaching Spotlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1T8X/HZCJ02W6/FSY1T8XHZCJ02W6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1T8X/HZCJ02W6/FSY1T8XHZCJ02W6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1T8X/HZCJ02W6/FSY1T8XHZCJ02W6.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This project is quick and easy to put together, yet really impressive. Even more so in person than in the video. With this flashlight conversion I was lighting up trees as bright as day at 300 yards and further. By adjusting the flashlight's position on the block the light can be made to focus to ei...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:03:58 PDT
Shotgun Shell Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-Shell-Torch/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:19:02 PDT
Washing machine countdown timer - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Washing-machine-countdown-timer-Arduino/
Washing machine countdown timer - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/TVPX/HZ3YD966/F7KTVPXHZ3YD966.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/TVPX/HZ3YD966/F7KTVPXHZ3YD966.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/TVPX/HZ3YD966/F7KTVPXHZ3YD966.SMALL.jpg sjowett Hello, and welcome to my instructable for a washing machine countdown timer. The timer is operated with the very popular Arduino micro controller. See here for more information. Arduino Home PageAimThe aim of this project is to be able to delay the start of the washing machine by a few hours. Th...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:50:55 PDT
Lego Octopus LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Octopus-LED-Light/
Lego Octopus LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SMALL.gif Tater Zoid In this Instructable we will learn how to take an ordinary Lego octopus and make it awesome with glowing LED lights. This is a relatively easy project but a few tools are involved. We will be soldering and using a Dremel to carve the piece out and to create eye holes. I estimate that this project co...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:40:10 PDT
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PIR-Motion-Sensor/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:20 PDT
Chewing Gum USB !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chewing-Gum-USB-/
Chewing Gum USB !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SMALL.jpg =SMART= Welcome to another of my awesome USB case mods !This case mod allows you to sneakily conceal your USB in a chewing gum packet, apart from being super-mega-awesome-cool this mod will stop all those annoying classmates who always borrow your usb, (you know, the ones that don't delete their files after...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:46:07 PDT
Electronic automated hidden stash built into table (easy and dirt cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-automated-hidden-stash-built-into-table/
Electronic automated hidden stash built into table (easy and dirt cheap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/E3D4/H11WJEW3/FNXE3D4H11WJEW3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/E3D4/H11WJEW3/FNXE3D4H11WJEW3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/E3D4/H11WJEW3/FNXE3D4H11WJEW3.SMALL.jpg thegoodhen Hi guys! So I was playing deus ex 1 and 3 and all the hidden stashes behind the TVs and pictures and under floors gave me an idea! I'll make myself something similar-how about a place to store my pens that slides up from my desk on press of a single button? So... Yeah, so I made it. I gotta admit th...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:35:59 PDT
Rokinon 8mm lens rear mounted filter on a Canon http://www.instructables.com/id/Rokinon-8mm-lens-rear-mounted-filter-on-a-Canon/
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 14:54:11 PDT
Turn a broken laptop screen into a portable light table for drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-broken-laptop-screen-into-a-portable-light-/
Turn a broken laptop screen into a portable light table for drawing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SMALL.jpg Vitim A friend donated me this old laptop, which had a broken LCD. The laptop was old but it worked just fine. I had no intention to spend money to get it repaired, it just would not worth the money. Instead I just removed the screen from the body of the laptop and used the laptop as a HTPC connected to a...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:26:25 PDT
Quadcopter HACK! [Design and print your Propeller Guard] http://www.instructables.com/id/Quadcopter-HACK-Universal-Prop-guard-for-any-frame/
Quadcopter HACK! [Design and print your Propeller Guard] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/OO48/HVGXI79M/F2KOO48HVGXI79M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/OO48/HVGXI79M/F2KOO48HVGXI79M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/OO48/HVGXI79M/F2KOO48HVGXI79M.SMALL.jpg treyes4 Today I will be showing something very interesting especially for those who love flying their quadcopters and doing aerial photography.THE 3D PRINTED PROP GUARD!......Can also be laser cut So What is a prop guard??A Prop guard is something very innovative in a way it protects your quadcopter or your...
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Tue, 20 May 2014 21:02:51 PDT
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Hack-Solar-Powered-Bike-Light/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:07:17 PDT
Turn on and off your things with a laser! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-on-and-off-your-things-with-a-laser/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:12:33 PDT
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Any-Computer-Keyboard-Into-A-Midi-Key-tar/
Turn Any Computer Keyboard Into a Midi Keytar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRC/GRTA/HWRC4OHU/FRCGRTAHWRC4OHU.SMALL.jpg bergerab Have you ever needed an extra synth for a concert? Or maybe you just enjoy fiddling around with music production software and you need a midi controller? Well look no further than your own computer keyboard! No this is not another how-to article on enabling midi control via your computer keyboard. W...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 21:37:11 PDT
Hack an old iPod using an Android and an Arduino. http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-Your-Old-iPod-Device-Make-A-Bluetooth-Control/
Hack an old iPod using an Android and an Arduino. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/LEI6/HV9HTQBB/F59LEI6HV9HTQBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/LEI6/HV9HTQBB/F59LEI6HV9HTQBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/LEI6/HV9HTQBB/F59LEI6HV9HTQBB.SMALL.jpg Erroneous Data This tutorial shows you how to use an Arduino to turn that old dusty music player into a Bluetooth controlled docking station. Even if it has a cracked screen or a dead battery it can still be used.The following instructions will show you how use an Arduino and a couple of cheap parts to set up a Mu...
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Sat, 17 May 2014 19:46:35 PDT
Computer Power Supply to Bench Power Supply Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Power-Supply-to-Bench-Power-Supply-Adapte/
Computer Power Supply to Bench Power Supply Adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/XFS6/HU5THIQG/FQNXFS6HU5THIQG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/XFS6/HU5THIQG/FQNXFS6HU5THIQG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/XFS6/HU5THIQG/FQNXFS6HU5THIQG.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos There are a lot of ways that you can re-purpose and reuse old electronics. For instance, a computer power supply can make a great bench power supply for your workshop. There are already a lot of tutorials online that show how to convert an old computer power supply into a bench power supply. But ...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:59:50 PDT
cheap, nice and weird A4 graph plotter ($25 + some scrap) http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-nice-and-weird-A4-graph-plotter-25-some-scra/
cheap, nice and weird A4 graph plotter ($25 + some scrap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/Y8MN/HVRYQIHT/F2CY8MNHVRYQIHT.SMALL.jpg mopsiok Updated on Jun 2, 2014My contest entry was accepted - now you can vote for this project if you like it! Thanks!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Hi there!At the begining I have to warn you... The solution presented below is quite inefficien...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:57:49 PDT
Transform your oyster travelcard with sugru! http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-your-Oyster-travelcard-with-sugru/
Transform your oyster travelcard with sugru! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/2VNA/HVTLV9RM/FGC2VNAHVTLV9RM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/2VNA/HVTLV9RM/FGC2VNAHVTLV9RM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/2VNA/HVTLV9RM/FGC2VNAHVTLV9RM.SMALL.gif projectsugru We love our oyster cards in London. They are electronic ticketing RFID cards that make travelling around London so simple — just tap in and tap out on the tubes, buses, trams and even boats down The Thames! No more fumbling around for change to buy a ticket ever again, yay! But we're a bunch of make...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 11:50:26 PDT
Home Security System Using Cell Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Security-System-Using-Cell-Phone/
Home Security System Using Cell Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/ZVQG/HVGXTOTF/F57ZVQGHVGXTOTF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/ZVQG/HVGXTOTF/F57ZVQGHVGXTOTF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/ZVQG/HVGXTOTF/F57ZVQGHVGXTOTF.SMALL.jpg MRo47 The project is about a home security system in which a cell phone is used as a device that will alert the owner of the house when an intruder enters the house. About the Instructable The owner just have to turn on the system before leaving his house.When an intruder enters the house in the absen...
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Thu, 22 May 2014 15:27:18 PDT
Altoids USB Condenser Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Microphone/
Altoids USB Condenser Microphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/FA8L/HV9I2UN1/FNVFA8LHV9I2UN1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/FA8L/HV9I2UN1/FNVFA8LHV9I2UN1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNV/FA8L/HV9I2UN1/FNVFA8LHV9I2UN1.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Record quality audio at home with a Homebrew USB Condenser Mic! This week, we are hacking a tiny little gadget, the USB soundcard, and turn into a studio quality microphone. It's a microphone that carries the whole package, it has a shock-mount, pop filter, preamp and an internal DAC. The project wa...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 17:29:04 PDT
IKEA HACK: articulating tablet mount http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-HACK-articulating-tablet-mount/
IKEA HACK: articulating tablet mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/DVKQ/HV9HOE8Y/FDLDVKQHV9HOE8Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/DVKQ/HV9HOE8Y/FDLDVKQHV9HOE8Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/DVKQ/HV9HOE8Y/FDLDVKQHV9HOE8Y.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Browsing on a tablet is great; there's nothing like digging into your favorite site while getting comfy. I find the longer I browser the more supine my posture, eventually my pose self-levels to lethargic mass lying on my back with the tablet above my face, making my arms tired. It would be great if...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 17:41:46 PDT
Motion Sensing Digital Camera & Alarm (a.k.a. the Critter Cam) http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensing-Digital-Camera-Alarm-aka-the-Critte/
Motion Sensing Digital Camera & Alarm (a.k.a. the Critter Cam) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/QFMQ/HUZKFUK3/FN6QFMQHUZKFUK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/QFMQ/HUZKFUK3/FN6QFMQHUZKFUK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/QFMQ/HUZKFUK3/FN6QFMQHUZKFUK3.SMALL.jpg RTGoldman Welcome to my instructable on how to make an Arduino-controlled motion sensing camera and alarm!The motivation behind this project, which I worked on in my electronics class at Pomona College, was the need to keep away varmints (particularly raccoons) that were digging up my parents' yard. Although ...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 20:21:26 PDT
DIY Screwdriver Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Screwdriver-Hack/
DIY Screwdriver Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/ET6H/HUO8WB24/F4HET6HHUO8WB24.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/ET6H/HUO8WB24/F4HET6HHUO8WB24.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/ET6H/HUO8WB24/F4HET6HHUO8WB24.SMALL.jpg karcsika922 In this instructables I will show you how to turn an ordinary flat screwdriver into spanner slotted screwdriver, with a file(tool). The idea The idea for this mini project came with the need of a very unusual type of screwdriver. Just the other day, I had to repair a child proof power-strip.The ...
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Thu, 1 May 2014 10:36:47 PDT
Circular saw centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/Circular-saw-centrifuge/
Circular saw centrifuge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/I8KS/HULTF71D/F68I8KSHULTF71D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/I8KS/HULTF71D/F68I8KSHULTF71D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/I8KS/HULTF71D/F68I8KSHULTF71D.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Start spinning more food in your kitchen than just salad. Bring the danger of the workshop into the kitchen with a homemade centrifuge! By using an electric circular saw as the motor, I was able to spin food up to 1800 G's and achieve separation in liquids, all for under $20. This small capacity c...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:32:53 PDT
Create External Buttons For Your Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-External-Buttons-For-Your-Keyboard/
Create External Buttons For Your Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/SWNV/HUBWTNIU/FTLSWNVHUBWTNIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/SWNV/HUBWTNIU/FTLSWNVHUBWTNIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/SWNV/HUBWTNIU/FTLSWNVHUBWTNIU.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos There are times when it would be useful to have external buttons for your keyboard. This can let you make a custom gaming setup with foot pedals. You can make a simple data logger that tracks how often some event happens. Or you can just make a remote play switch to start and stop your music. S...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:11:33 PDT
Printer to vinyl cutter hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Printer-to-vinyl-cutter-hack/
Printer to vinyl cutter hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/H71M/HU5TH8EX/F1FH71MHU5TH8EX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/H71M/HU5TH8EX/F1FH71MHU5TH8EX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/H71M/HU5TH8EX/F1FH71MHU5TH8EX.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Vinyl cutters are used in the sign writing industry, and are great for making stickers, signs and graphics. I would like to thank Instructable  members silverjimmy  and Groover for their fantastic laser cutter instructables, without which I would not of been able to complete this project. My idea is...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:37:22 PDT
Augment Your Reality With The iTorch raspberry pi flashlight projector http://www.instructables.com/id/iTorch-raspberry-pi-flashlight-projector/
Augment Your Reality With The iTorch raspberry pi flashlight projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/K12J/HTZY4C3F/F52K12JHTZY4C3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/K12J/HTZY4C3F/F52K12JHTZY4C3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/K12J/HTZY4C3F/F52K12JHTZY4C3F.SMALL.jpg MrTravisHiggins UPDATE: May 3rd - Playing Minecraft on the newer iTorch :) UPDATE: NEW iTorch 3D printed version! && Finally uploaded some videos, hope you like them. :) Post by ITorch Media Sharing. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=292394047593097 iTorch Media Sharing Created By: T...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:19:17 PDT
Modify a Toy Spy Camera For Other Applications http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-a-Toy-Spy-Camera-For-Other-Applications/
Modify a Toy Spy Camera For Other Applications - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/83L8/HTK2GAIL/FV483L8HTK2GAIL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/83L8/HTK2GAIL/FV483L8HTK2GAIL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV4/83L8/HTK2GAIL/FV483L8HTK2GAIL.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Being able to hack and modify random objects is an essential skill. Budget and time constraints often make it necessary to build a project using only the materials that you have at hand. Here is a simple example. Let's say that you are a spy and you need to get a video recording of the secret d...
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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/
DIY Ultimate Tripod With Camera Boom - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/913T/HTIWIKH3/FCJ913THTIWIKH3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/913T/HTIWIKH3/FCJ913THTIWIKH3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/913T/HTIWIKH3/FCJ913THTIWIKH3.SMALL.jpg GuiltyPixel In this tutorial you will learn how to fabricate a hands free webcam tripod with a durable and professional looking telescopic boom arm and universal camera mount. The boom arm can be easily removed from the base tripod, collapsed to a tiny size, and stored when not in use. This project is designe...
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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
Secret Keyboard Hack! http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Keyboard-Hack/
Secret Keyboard Hack! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/D91Z/HPJBINUQ/FZND91ZHPJBINUQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/D91Z/HPJBINUQ/FZND91ZHPJBINUQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/D91Z/HPJBINUQ/FZND91ZHPJBINUQ.SMALL.jpg rickyeatough Computers, mice & keyboards are everywhere nowadays. So why not hack one? The keyboards look innocent - well, most of them.... Most of us don't use the small numeric keypad, which houses the num lock button. So, might as well put it to good use - turn it into a small, quick, concealed & secure ...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:28:44 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