Instructables: exploring - technology - hack http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:44:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 Seed Motor Shield V2 Coding Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Seed-Motor-Shield-V2-Coding-Tutorial/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:03:53 PDT
DIY GoPro Bungee Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GoPro-Bungee-Mount/
DIY GoPro Bungee Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/0EB8/I1ETVGVL/FK60EB8I1ETVGVL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/0EB8/I1ETVGVL/FK60EB8I1ETVGVL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/0EB8/I1ETVGVL/FK60EB8I1ETVGVL.SMALL.jpg DIYgiveaways Check out the video below to learn how to make your own DIY GoPro bungee mount! Materials 10” bungee cord (part of $1 6-pack from Dollar Tree)12” bungee cord (part of $1 6-pack from Dollar Tree) ½” 90 degree Cross Tee $1.46 (Lowe's) 14-20 Hex nut $0.26 (Lowe’s) Wing Nut for 1/4-20 screw $1.24/2-p...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:25:34 PDT
How to Install and Use ScratchExt: Javascript Scratch Extensions http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Install-and-Use-ScratchExt-Javascript-Scrat/
How to Install and Use ScratchExt: Javascript Scratch Extensions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/F3ED/I1C40KCI/F44F3EDI1C40KCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/F3ED/I1C40KCI/F44F3EDI1C40KCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/F3ED/I1C40KCI/F44F3EDI1C40KCI.SMALL.jpg thistleeverfreen ScratchExt is set of JavaScript Extensions for Scratch, a programming environment and community for people of all ages. It is a project developed by GrannyCookies, Yoda3D and thistleeverfreen.This project is currently still in development, so features are still be added, removed, and/or changed. P...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:23:09 PDT
Add Power Adapter to Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Power-Adapter-to-Digital-Camera/
Add Power Adapter to Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/HGFG/I1943VDQ/FRFHGFGI1943VDQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/HGFG/I1943VDQ/FRFHGFGI1943VDQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRF/HGFG/I1943VDQ/FRFHGFGI1943VDQ.SMALL.jpg EvanKale Adding a power adapter to a digital camera will let you power your camera from a wall outlet.This is especially useful for those who want longer recording times from their cameras without having to recharge their batteries often. This can also be used to revive that old digital camera with a dead ba...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:42:46 PDT
DIY GoPro Screw Keychain Ring Modification for Adding Tether http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GoPro-Screw-Keychain-Ring-Modification-for-Add/
DIY GoPro Screw Keychain Ring Modification for Adding Tether - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/H82P/I169OBJW/F2QH82PI169OBJW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/H82P/I169OBJW/F2QH82PI169OBJW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/H82P/I169OBJW/F2QH82PI169OBJW.SMALL.jpg DIYgiveaways Check out the video below to learn how to add a simple keychain ring to your GoPro screws so you can add a tether or a leash! This is a great way to prevent losing your GoPro if it were to fall off your bike, car, or other high impact equipment/activity. Don't forget to subscribe and follow so you d...
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:03:53 PDT
Making Time Run Backwards, The Reverse Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Time-Run-Backwards-The-Reverse-Clock/
Making Time Run Backwards, The Reverse Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/S8QC/I15KWGG1/FWJS8QCI15KWGG1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/S8QC/I15KWGG1/FWJS8QCI15KWGG1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/S8QC/I15KWGG1/FWJS8QCI15KWGG1.SMALL.jpg antagonizer This instructable started off as a bit of a prank that I thought I'd share, and is a bit off of the instructables I normally do. I've never been a fan of having clocks in the living room. To me it represents an area where being regularly reminded of the time is counter intuitive to the relaxation an...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:01:20 PDT
Arduino relay module bluetooth upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-relay-module-bluetooth-upgrade/
Arduino relay module bluetooth upgrade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/V750/I14XPFS1/FEJV750I14XPFS1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/V750/I14XPFS1/FEJV750I14XPFS1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/V750/I14XPFS1/FEJV750I14XPFS1.SMALL.jpg planetleak How to Part list:- 1 channel relay module- Attiny45/85- HC-05/06 bluetooth module- some pin header- USB mini pcb connectorInfo:The attiny program is a little modified arduino SoftwareSerial app.Its using parseInt, so can receive only integers from the arduino.In this case turn on the relay when ...
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:41:46 PDT
Broken usb thumb drive fix. Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Broken-usb-thumb-drive-fix-Hack/
Broken usb thumb drive fix. Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/LFV7/I1019IRZ/F4ELFV7I1019IRZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/LFV7/I1019IRZ/F4ELFV7I1019IRZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/LFV7/I1019IRZ/F4ELFV7I1019IRZ.SMALL.jpg troyka USB memory thumb drive fix or hack a new one Most new thumb drives seem to be quite big, and i recently bent a 16gb stick! thankfully the break did not affect the drive as you can see the actual drive is tiny while the case was over an inch long. (the original facet case was binned weeks ago) the ac...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 15:25:07 PDT
DIY Wireless Charger + NFC Dock For Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wireless-Charger-NFC-Dock-For-Your-Car/
DIY Wireless Charger + NFC Dock For Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/SGZU/I0RZ029I/F3XSGZUI0RZ029I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/SGZU/I0RZ029I/F3XSGZUI0RZ029I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/SGZU/I0RZ029I/F3XSGZUI0RZ029I.SMALL.jpg projectsugru It's pretty amazing how much easier it is to use our smartphones as GPS these days! But anyone who does this regularly will know it really drains your battery, so you always need to keep it on charge when you're driving. This project will show you how to turn any in-car phone holder into a DIY wirel...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:13:51 PDT
How To Make Your iPhone Look Awesome! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-iPhone-Look-Awesome/
How To Make Your iPhone Look Awesome! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/7TBG/I0TV65N2/F8L7TBGI0TV65N2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/7TBG/I0TV65N2/F8L7TBGI0TV65N2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/7TBG/I0TV65N2/F8L7TBGI0TV65N2.SMALL.jpg TimsProjects If your like me, then your iPhone is your baby, and you want your baby to look its best! Here are some things to make your iPhone look awesome! Cost: For me, it only cost me $5 total. But it depends on the ones you buy. Skin!!!! Ok, a skin is a sticker-like thing that you put on your phone to giv...
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Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:48:26 PDT
Ammo Box Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammo-Box-Amp/
Ammo Box Amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/LTLH/I0LDP62B/F62LTLHI0LDP62B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/LTLH/I0LDP62B/F62LTLHI0LDP62B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/LTLH/I0LDP62B/F62LTLHI0LDP62B.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Ammo boxes are seriously cool. There is something about them that screams “HACK ME!”When I first come across Dustinbikes brilliant ible' on hacking a ammo box into a speaker, I knew I had to do something similar.I recently purchased a pair from my local Army Disposal store and couldn't wait to star...
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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
Add an IR Port to Any Mac For Less Than $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-an-IR-Port-to-Any-Mac-For-Less-Than-10/
Add an IR Port to Any Mac For Less Than $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/2D3T/I0HYO2QG/FAS2D3TI0HYO2QG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/2D3T/I0HYO2QG/FAS2D3TI0HYO2QG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/2D3T/I0HYO2QG/FAS2D3TI0HYO2QG.SMALL.jpg UnconventionalHacker This project was created by "Intell of MacRumors". All credit goes to him; we are simply broadcasting his incredible creation! Please visit our website at www.unconventionalhacker.com for more projects and Like us on FaceBook! www.facebook.com/unconventionalhackerHere's how to install an Apple OEM I...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:32:07 PDT
Sugru iPhone Camera Remote With Lego Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-iPhone-Camera-Remote-With-Lego-Hand/
Sugru iPhone Camera Remote With Lego Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/L87I/I0ENL9E1/FLIL87II0ENL9E1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/L87I/I0ENL9E1/FLIL87II0ENL9E1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/L87I/I0ENL9E1/FLIL87II0ENL9E1.SMALL.jpg Tater Zoid For our Sugru build night at Phoenix Asylum, I decided to create a remote for my iPhone's camera. The remote is built from the headphones that were packaged with my iPhone. If you didn't know, the volume button on the headphones acts as a shutter release for your camera. This is a great way to take ...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 12:48:41 PDT
XBox EEPROM Reader/Writer (Alternate Version) http://www.instructables.com/id/XBox-EEPROM-Reader-Alternate-Version/
XBox EEPROM Reader/Writer (Alternate Version) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/Y5DM/I0292CGF/FQWY5DMI0292CGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/Y5DM/I0292CGF/FQWY5DMI0292CGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQW/Y5DM/I0292CGF/FQWY5DMI0292CGF.SMALL.jpg Androxilogin In this build we'll be using a few different tools than our last build and creating most of our solder points at the base of the serial port.Tools You'll Need:1. Wire Strippers2. Soldering Iron (and Solder)3. Glue Gun (and Glue Sticks)4. Heat Gun (optional)5. Grinding Wheel (not pictured)Parts List:...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:13:52 PDT
Throw fireballs with your mind using OSC and Processing http://www.instructables.com/id/Throw-fireballs-with-your-mind-using-OSC-and-Proce/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:26:43 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
XBox EEPROM Reader/Writer http://www.instructables.com/id/XBox-EEPROM-ReaderWriter/
XBox EEPROM Reader/Writer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/OENM/HZXYKR7J/FL9OENMHZXYKR7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/OENM/HZXYKR7J/FL9OENMHZXYKR7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/OENM/HZXYKR7J/FL9OENMHZXYKR7J.SMALL.jpg Androxilogin First off, there are a few tutorials about making one of these floating around on the internet however, I felt they did no justice at proving what goes where. This is why I decided to tackle this obstacle myself and provide details step-by-step of how this was accomplished.An XBox eeprom reader can ...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:36:17 PDT
Mod a USB to TTL Serial Adapter (CP2102) to program Arduino Pro Mini like the FTDI Board with Auto-reset http://www.instructables.com/id/Mod-a-USB-to-TTL-Serial-Adapter-CP2102-to-program-/
Mod a USB to TTL Serial Adapter (CP2102) to program Arduino Pro Mini like the FTDI Board with Auto-reset - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/96WY/HZTOA0MZ/FJC96WYHZTOA0MZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/96WY/HZTOA0MZ/FJC96WYHZTOA0MZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/96WY/HZTOA0MZ/FJC96WYHZTOA0MZ.SMALL.jpg Vitim This USB to TTL Serial board based on the CP2102 chip, is readily available on eBay. And it can be used to program the Arduino Pro Mini and others which don't have USB on board. But it's not as convenient as the FTDI board sold by spark fun.The pin out of the USB adapter and the Arduino doesn't matc...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 14:33:43 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
RC Submarine Hack - Android controller (Arduino, Android, Submarine, Bluetooth) http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Submarine-Hack-Android-controller-Arduino-Andro/
RC Submarine Hack - Android controller (Arduino, Android, Submarine, Bluetooth) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/QJOY/HZIH8YL2/FVPQJOYHZIH8YL2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/QJOY/HZIH8YL2/FVPQJOYHZIH8YL2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/QJOY/HZIH8YL2/FVPQJOYHZIH8YL2.SMALL.jpg wavegm In this project I hacked an Of-The-Shelf RC submarine (49Hz) to be remote controlled by Android Application! The whole project and each part of it can be used as a reference to endless variety of projects (Arduino - BT, Android - Arduino, electronics hacks, remotes...)The main challenges were: Hac...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 15:42:27 PDT
HACKED!: Portable DVD Player http://www.instructables.com/id/HACKED-Portable-DVD-Player/
HACKED!: Portable DVD Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/QXKV/HZI8PLS2/FESQXKVHZI8PLS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/QXKV/HZI8PLS2/FESQXKVHZI8PLS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FES/QXKV/HZI8PLS2/FESQXKVHZI8PLS2.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this small project I will show you how I "hacked" an old portable DVD player. It did not have a video input which makes it pretty much useless, because who watches DVDs nowadays? I took a look inside the player and found a way to input my video signal anyway. Feel free to use my method to "hack" ...
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Sun, 31 Aug 2014 06:29:52 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
Add bluetooth to your car stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-bluetooth-to-your-car-stereo/
Add bluetooth to your car stereo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/FKH3/HZCIXKYE/FLEFKH3HZCIXKYE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/FKH3/HZCIXKYE/FLEFKH3HZCIXKYE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/FKH3/HZCIXKYE/FLEFKH3HZCIXKYE.SMALL.jpg Vitim I have a stereo on my car, but it doesn't have bluetooth, so I though well, why not add it? Dongle I ordered a couple of bluetooth dongles from eBay for $14 delivered from china, with AD2P support which was the required feature.Taking it apart. Circuit analysis overview I took a series of macr...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:25:59 PDT
Shotgun Shell Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-Shell-Torch/
Shotgun Shell Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/L3X3/HZ9O6OR1/FD4L3X3HZ9O6OR1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/L3X3/HZ9O6OR1/FD4L3X3HZ9O6OR1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/L3X3/HZ9O6OR1/FD4L3X3HZ9O6OR1.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Make a mini torch out of a shotgun shell.This is a pretty simple project which will only require a few tools and materials. The most obvious thing you will need are shotgun shells. I recently acquired a box full of used shells from my local gun range (for another project) and have been thinking wh...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:19:02 PDT
How to turn a mouse into an optical Pen (OPTIPEN) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-OPTICAL-PEN-OPTIPEN/
How to turn a mouse into an optical Pen (OPTIPEN) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/JSXR/HZS8T9O5/F50JSXRHZS8T9O5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/JSXR/HZS8T9O5/F50JSXRHZS8T9O5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F50/JSXR/HZS8T9O5/F50JSXRHZS8T9O5.SMALL.jpg DannyGH Have you ever wanted to have your very own handwriting in a document, wanted free hand sketches,etc.Well, for me I have always wanted to.And as a DIY guy I wanted to build such a device for myself but days of internet search yielded no results. I later had an idea on it, I applied it to the optical...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:35:32 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
Cruise Control / Togle RT Button: XBOX 360 Controller Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Cruise-Control-Togle-RT-Button-XBOX-360-Controller/
Cruise Control / Togle RT Button: XBOX 360 Controller Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/8EW7/HYSIUX67/F028EW7HYSIUX67.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/8EW7/HYSIUX67/F028EW7HYSIUX67.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/8EW7/HYSIUX67/F028EW7HYSIUX67.SMALL.jpg LizardShop This is a togle button that controls the RT button. But the principle is almost the same for every button and can be applied to almost any controller.Enjoy! Getting The Materials These materials are very easy to find you may have them laying around!Toggle switchWireHot GlueFoam (optional)TOOLSDre...
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:20:27 PDT
Strip A Wire With... Dental Floss? http://www.instructables.com/id/Strip-A-Wire-Life-Hack/
Strip A Wire With... Dental Floss? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/5RX9/HYJ3V4TH/FTD5RX9HYJ3V4TH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/5RX9/HYJ3V4TH/FTD5RX9HYJ3V4TH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/5RX9/HYJ3V4TH/FTD5RX9HYJ3V4TH.SMALL.jpg turtleson Strip a wire without wire strippers... With dental floss? This is my first instructable :) I got this idea because I was trying to find a way to strip my wires, but there was nothing on the internet, so I came up with a somewhat clever way to strip the ends of wire. remember to vote! Getting The R...
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 19:27:22 PDT
Quiz System Made of... Hacked Wall Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Quiz-System-Made-of-Hacked-Wall-Lights/
Quiz System Made of... Hacked Wall Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/370X/HYCSYJIR/FA3370XHYCSYJIR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/370X/HYCSYJIR/FA3370XHYCSYJIR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/370X/HYCSYJIR/FA3370XHYCSYJIR.SMALL.jpg dmitryp This is a guide on how to build really inexpensive and attractively looking Quiz Systrem based on hacked wall lights and Arduino board. The video demonstrates designing and assembling process and if you find it interesting please welcome to the next page for more technical details! Finding and Ha...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 18:42:34 PDT
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PIR-Motion-Sensor/
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SMALL.jpg MakerSpark Industries This Instructable is about how to create an Arduino PIR motion sensor for your room or office, using parts available from your local Radio Shack! Whether you're looking for a cool and easy-to-build security sensor, or an awesome first project to dive into the world of Arduino, Microcontrollers, and ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:20 PDT
Breaking Bottles With Bare Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Breaking-Bottles-With-Bare-Hands/
Breaking Bottles With Bare Hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/83F5/HXWNBYLC/FBL83F5HXWNBYLC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/83F5/HXWNBYLC/FBL83F5HXWNBYLC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/83F5/HXWNBYLC/FBL83F5HXWNBYLC.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan In the first video I will show you a trick to break the bottom out of bottles using your Bare Hands! This is quite simple to do and a cool Trick to show your friends. In the second video I demonstrate the differences between Compression ratio of Water Vs. Air, using Some glass Bottles and some Nor...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:20:21 PDT
Canon EF-S 18-55mm. To EF mount - UPDATED! http://www.instructables.com/id/Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-To-EF-mount/
Canon EF-S 18-55mm. To EF mount - UPDATED! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/LA5A/HXLMTZIQ/FYBLA5AHXLMTZIQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/LA5A/HXLMTZIQ/FYBLA5AHXLMTZIQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/LA5A/HXLMTZIQ/FYBLA5AHXLMTZIQ.SMALL.jpg G. M. Hello.In this instructable I will convert a standard Canon EFS 18-55mm. kit lens to EF mount.Why? Because I can, and because I have a Canon 10D laying around, and not many EF lenses. The 10D has a APS-C sensor, but it is not possible to fit EF-S lenses on it. Any later models will fit the EF-S lense...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:33:57 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
Soldering to Desoldering Station Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-to-Desoldering-Station-Hack/
Soldering to Desoldering Station Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/HAWG/HXA9OBEI/F74HAWGHXA9OBEI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/HAWG/HXA9OBEI/F74HAWGHXA9OBEI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/HAWG/HXA9OBEI/F74HAWGHXA9OBEI.SMALL.jpg klee27x I recently bought my first hot air station. On a whim, I decided to get the Xtronic 9020. It comes with a soldering station and fume extractor. After a week with the station, I figured out that I have no use for anything but the hot air. I decided to change the soldering iron out for a desoldering ...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:27:49 PDT
How to Reset any barcode scanner, hack supermarket !!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Reset-any-barcode-scanner-hack-supermarket-/
How to Reset any barcode scanner, hack supermarket !!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/66PW/HXBG58W8/FGM66PWHXBG58W8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/66PW/HXBG58W8/FGM66PWHXBG58W8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/66PW/HXBG58W8/FGM66PWHXBG58W8.SMALL.jpg kedar264 Imagine if you can able to hard reset the barcode reader's at the supermarketif you're hacker you must know this Find Reset barcode on Google 1.Get model number of your barcode reader and find its setup Manuel,2. In manual you will find reset barcodescan the barcode ,and you've done.3.also ther...
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:24:38 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
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
arduino & sony ericsson: gsm shield hack http://www.instructables.com/id/arduino-sony-ericsson-gsm-shield-hack/
arduino & sony ericsson: gsm shield hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/JVJG/HWTBIKU3/FH9JVJGHWTBIKU3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/JVJG/HWTBIKU3/FH9JVJGHWTBIKU3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/JVJG/HWTBIKU3/FH9JVJGHWTBIKU3.SMALL.jpg michvw Hi! A while ago I wanted to remotely access my arduino to control the I/O pins, I really liked the arduino GSM shield because it would allow me to control my arduino from anywhere in the world. However such a shield does unfortunately not come cheap. I found some guides on the internet on how to sen...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:33:32 PDT
Free Wires for Your electronics projects. http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-Wires-for-Your-electronics-projects/
Free Wires for Your electronics projects. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/3OM1/HWS3IQBI/F523OM1HWS3IQBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/3OM1/HWS3IQBI/F523OM1HWS3IQBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/3OM1/HWS3IQBI/F523OM1HWS3IQBI.SMALL.jpg KD3533 How to recycle old SCART-Cables to use them for Your projects. All You need is: A SCART-Cable, a pair of pliers and some kind of cutting tool. Unscrew the cabs of the plugs on each side of the cable. Open the housing of each of the plugs and put them to side. Clip off the wires from th...
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:36:56 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
Build AMAZING Headphones for $50! or LESS! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-AMAZING-Headphones-for-50-or-LESS/
Build AMAZING Headphones for $50! or LESS! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/LP8K/HWLD29P6/FIVLP8KHWLD29P6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/LP8K/HWLD29P6/FIVLP8KHWLD29P6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/LP8K/HWLD29P6/FIVLP8KHWLD29P6.SMALL.jpg bradlibs Either you despise them, or you love them! There's no argument that headphones are sweeping the nation, showing no promise of a lower price any time soon! FUDGE! So what is a college student to do? Settle for cheap cans? $50 dollars can buy you decent headphones, though why settle for less? When for...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:06:04 PDT
$8 GPS Receiver Hack! http://www.instructables.com/id/8-GPS-Receiver-Hack/
$8 GPS Receiver Hack! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/D1A0/HW6T8UE1/FCOD1A0HW6T8UE1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/D1A0/HW6T8UE1/FCOD1A0HW6T8UE1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCO/D1A0/HW6T8UE1/FCOD1A0HW6T8UE1.SMALL.jpg comsa42 GPS receivers are expensive! This neat and relatively easy hack will turn a high-quality (and cheap) GPS card into one that is usable via serial port. Then you just plug it into an Arduino or any compatible microprocessor and you are good to go!Check out Andrzej of EmerytHacks who discovered this ha...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:38:34 PDT
DIY mouse with color selection/changing LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-mouse-with-color-selectionchanging-LEDs/
DIY mouse with color selection/changing LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/9K77/HW1M8GT7/FT79K77HW1M8GT7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/9K77/HW1M8GT7/FT79K77HW1M8GT7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT7/9K77/HW1M8GT7/FT79K77HW1M8GT7.SMALL.jpg KD3533 The Video will show you all the details about the build of the DIY gaming mouse step by step.To get the USB controller and the LED's search on eBay for "USB RGB strip" . They cost about 18 $ but believe me it's worthwhile :) .
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 02:41:59 PDT
USB power source hack http://www.instructables.com/id/usb-power-source-hack/
USB power source hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/YX8K/HVXC1VQN/FAKYX8KHVXC1VQN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/YX8K/HVXC1VQN/FAKYX8KHVXC1VQN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/YX8K/HVXC1VQN/FAKYX8KHVXC1VQN.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz hello everyone,in this instructable i will be sharing with you one of my favorite things to do; hacking a usb port to use with my plant arms or shelves. i recommend this to anyone who is working with low power electronics/applications. its totally free and globally accepted, a perfect traveling comp...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 08:39:30 PDT
3D-Printed Handy Telescoping Key-chain Pencil Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Handy-Telescoping-Key-chain-Pencil-Hack/
3D-Printed Handy Telescoping Key-chain Pencil Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/ORHE/HVWTIHR3/FADORHEHVWTIHR3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/ORHE/HVWTIHR3/FADORHEHVWTIHR3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAD/ORHE/HVWTIHR3/FADORHEHVWTIHR3.SMALL.jpg ekul3e3 Hi,in this Instructable I'd like to show you how to make a mechanical pencil that's super small, can fit on you key-chain and you can take with you where ever you go. I designed this so that it can telescope into a larger pencil making it easier to use. When the pencil is in it's reduced size then i...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 15:00:17 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
AAA/9volt Battery Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/AAA9volt-Battery-Hack/
AAA/9volt Battery Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/K474/HVTWIBQ1/FM4K474HVTWIBQ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/K474/HVTWIBQ1/FM4K474HVTWIBQ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/K474/HVTWIBQ1/FM4K474HVTWIBQ1.SMALL.jpg oRossss Ran out of AAA batteries and you couldn't be bothered going to the store but you have a 9 volt battery sitting around, then today's your lucky day. No AAA batteries in the house? Not a problem. Well not a problem as long as you have a 9volt battery, you do don't you? Pry that sucker open. Gent...
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Sat, 31 May 2014 14:27:09 PDT