Instructables: exploring - technology - hack - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:32:40 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
Rokinon 8mm lens rear mounted filter on a Canon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/B37J/HX7OZ9V2/FKPB37JHX7OZ9V2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/B37J/HX7OZ9V2/FKPB37JHX7OZ9V2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKP/B37J/HX7OZ9V2/FKPB37JHX7OZ9V2.SMALL.jpg phgeek If you are lucky enough to own a Rokinon 8mm lens for Canon cameras then you have thought about using filters at some point. I have had this one for over a year an think they are something special, but there are no rear threads for adding filters. One day I was looking at the rear mount and happened...
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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/
IKEA Hack: Solar Powered Bike Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/E0AU/HX1W6DO0/FTDE0AUHX1W6DO0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/E0AU/HX1W6DO0/FTDE0AUHX1W6DO0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/E0AU/HX1W6DO0/FTDE0AUHX1W6DO0.SMALL.jpg bergerab In school this year, I have a pretty late schedule. Sometimes i'll be coming home from class after sundown and with a bike that can be dangerous. Before purchasing a commercial bike light, I decided to see if I could make one myself. Using an IKEA lamp I found at goodwill (for $2) I figured I could ...
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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/
Turn on and off your things with a laser! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/JL18/GMJIEEWP/FCVJL18GMJIEEWP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/JL18/GMJIEEWP/FCVJL18GMJIEEWP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/JL18/GMJIEEWP/FCVJL18GMJIEEWP.SMALL.jpg XicoMBD There are already some great projects around here about hacking home automation systems, but what I wanted to do was to control my plugs creatively. Thats why I decided to do this. To have the most functionalities possible I put a arduino inside the plug switch.  This way it was possible to add a ...
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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/
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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/
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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...
By: MidnightMaker

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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/
eLab Hackerspace GSM Access Control System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/PIXU/HOHYC18E/FDZPIXUHOHYC18E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/PIXU/HOHYC18E/FDZPIXUHOHYC18E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/PIXU/HOHYC18E/FDZPIXUHOHYC18E.SMALL.jpg eLab In this Instructable we'll show you hot to make a GSM Access Control System for your hackerspace/garage/house/bedroom/dormroom/laboratory just like the one we built for eLab Hackerspace. We only used some scavenged parts but they can be replaced with similar parts with minor changes. Here's a video...
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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/
Secret Compartment Chess Set - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/OV3L/HKM9460W/FCCOV3LHKM9460W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/OV3L/HKM9460W/FCCOV3LHKM9460W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/OV3L/HKM9460W/FCCOV3LHKM9460W.SMALL.jpg nikoala3 I play chess pretty poorly and have always wanted to get better, but I don't even own a chess set. I decided I wanted to make my own set, but with a twist. I have made a chess board with a secret drawer that is locked unless the pieces are arranged on the board in a specific pattern.  The way it ...
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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/
Reverse Engineering: RGB LED Bulb with IR remote - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/HH73/HM8D51VF/F2OHH73HM8D51VF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/HH73/HM8D51VF/F2OHH73HM8D51VF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/HH73/HM8D51VF/F2OHH73HM8D51VF.SMALL.jpg chr We bought 20 of these RGB LED Light bulbs for a party at work, but I was a little disappointed with the color fading functions they provided. So I decided to take one apart, reverse engineer the IR protocol, and see if it had more functions than those available from the IR remote. Other instructab...
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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/
LED Resin Cube V2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/5N5O/HJKBMEB1/FV15N5OHJKBMEB1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/5N5O/HJKBMEB1/FV15N5OHJKBMEB1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/5N5O/HJKBMEB1/FV15N5OHJKBMEB1.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Use clear resin to make an LED cube. As the title indicates, this is my second version of making a LED resin cube.   The original version worked well, however there were so many good ideas posted on how to improve it that I decided to make another, (hopefully improved) version.  The main issue th...
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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/
Discreet Pants Fly Checker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/TYDE/HHJDYW0G/F6WTYDEHHJDYW0G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/TYDE/HHJDYW0G/F6WTYDEHHJDYW0G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/TYDE/HHJDYW0G/F6WTYDEHHJDYW0G.SMALL.jpg randofo People are always wondering how it is that I make so many inventive things. This is normal day-to-day stuff for me. I just do it. I don't really know how to do anything else. What is more mind-boggling to me is how everyone else does those other things like clean their homes, feed themselves, and ...
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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/
LED Light Globe Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/EJ1W/HIUX7D63/FQOEJ1WHIUX7D63.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/EJ1W/HIUX7D63/FQOEJ1WHIUX7D63.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQO/EJ1W/HIUX7D63/FQOEJ1WHIUX7D63.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Hack an LED screw globe and make it portable. I recently got my hands on an LED globe which came with a remote.  After a lot of use in the kid’s room it finally stopped working.  I think the reason why is that they have a dimmer in their room and the LED globe didn’t seem to like it too much when i...
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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/
Rotary Phone iPod Dock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/DREG/HFSHF90U/FB2DREGHFSHF90U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/DREG/HFSHF90U/FB2DREGHFSHF90U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB2/DREG/HFSHF90U/FB2DREGHFSHF90U.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins I have always loved re-purposing one thing into another. This instructable will show pictures of my completed iPod dock with commentary on how I put it together. I apologize that I didn't take pictures through the whole process. I was just too excited about the project. Parts Needed Parts needed:...
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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