Instructables: exploring - technology - halloween - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 03:48:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to model an anthropomorphic skull in Meshmixer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-model-an-anthropomorphic-skull-in-Meshmixer/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:15:54 PDT
Tracking Cat Eyes via Kinect http://www.instructables.com/id/Tracking-Cat-Eyes-via-Kinect/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 16:04:38 PDT
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) http://www.instructables.com/id/300-Altoids-Charger-EASY-BUILD-CHEAP/
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SMALL.jpg snow1434 I know your thinking i have seen hundreds of these but have you ever seen one so easy to build? LETS GET STARTED Things you will need : L78MO5CV Voltage Regulator http://www.taydaelectronics.com/ic-integrated-circuits/voltage-regulators/lm7805-l7805-7805-voltage-regulator-ic-5v-1-5a.html ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
Ghost Heart in a Jar! http://www.instructables.com/id/Ghost-Heart-in-a-Jar/
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 23:40:31 PST
Functional Lit Costume Goggles for Mr Freeze http://www.instructables.com/id/Functional-Lit-Costume-Goggles-for-Mr-Freeze/
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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:07:18 PST
Pong Playing Flexible Screen on a Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Pong-Playing-Flexible-Screen-on-a-Shirt/
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 22:05:31 PDT
Monster Bunny Rabbit http://www.instructables.com/id/Monster-Bunny-Rabbit/
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 05:19:58 PDT
Green Zombie http://www.instructables.com/id/Green-Zombie/
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Sun, 3 Nov 2013 13:46:00 PST
LED Light Up Sims PlumbBob Costume (That green pylon above their head) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-Up-Sims-PlumbBob-That-green-pylon-above/
LED Light Up Sims PlumbBob Costume (That green pylon above their head) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/KP36/GFRWQTOS/FG8KP36GFRWQTOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/KP36/GFRWQTOS/FG8KP36GFRWQTOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/KP36/GFRWQTOS/FG8KP36GFRWQTOS.SMALL.jpg mrsayao After years and years of "wanting" to make the green plumbbob from The Sims series, I finally did it! The cool part about the "costume" is that you can wear whatever you want and still be a Sim! I used Dan's instructable, at this link here, in order to get an idea how I wanted to wire the LEDs. [Fi...
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Thu, 4 Nov 2010 17:19:37 PDT
Haunted House Photo Edit http://www.instructables.com/id/Haunted-House-Photo-Edit/
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Fri, 30 Sep 2011 18:18:04 PDT
Pumpktris - The Tetris Pumpkin http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpktris-The-Tetris-Pumpkin/
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Tue, 6 Nov 2012 00:52:01 PST
Automatic Camera Shutter Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Camera-Shutter-Switch/
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:42:21 PDT
DIY Frankenstein Bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Frankenstein-Bulb/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2NJE/HMVJGVLC/FQ52NJEHMVJGVLC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2NJE/HMVJGVLC/FQ52NJEHMVJGVLC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2NJE/HMVJGVLC/FQ52NJEHMVJGVLC.SMALL.jpg snow1434 Step 1.) Remove The Tab on the light Bulb  Step 2.break the insulation layer (black part)  Step 3.)  Break the fialament and pulling it out Step 4.) Add Water to wash it out if white (if clear skip step) Step 5.) Add Gel i ended up using a different gel i used a garage door lubricate instead of the ...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:27:35 PDT
DIY Creepy Halloween Orbs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Creepy-Halloween-Orbs/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:06:26 PDT
3D Printed Jack O' Lantern USB Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Jack-O-Lantern-USB-Stick/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 06:22:37 PDT
3D printed Jack O’Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-Jack-OLantern/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 06:32:34 PDT
Use a DIY Proximity Sensor to Automate Your Haunted House http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-a-DIY-Proximity-Sensor-to-Automate-Your-Haunte/
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 04:22:46 PDT
Shotgun Speakers- Turn your Device into a Shotgun! http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-Speakers-Turn-your-Device-into-a-Shotgun/
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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 16:08:36 PDT
Arduino animatronics- make your awesome costumes more awesome! http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-animatronics-make-your-awesome-costumes-m/
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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 23:42:47 PST
Haunted Doll http://www.instructables.com/id/Now-the-fun-part-create-a-creepy-story-to-go-wit/
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 13:55:22 PDT
Make Your Own Fog Juice http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Fog-Juice/
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 15:19:59 PDT
LASER Maze 2012 - Halloween Haunted House http://www.instructables.com/id/LASER-Maze-2012-Halloween-Haunted-House/
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Fri, 26 Oct 2012 15:12:23 PDT
Raspberry Pi Halloween Lights and Music Show http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Halloween-Lights-and-Music-Show/
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Fri, 2 Nov 2012 15:40:19 PDT
3D-printed Jack o' Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-Jack-o-Lantern/
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Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:17:56 PDT
The LED Strip Jellyfish Costume with Arduino & LPD8806 Led Strips http://www.instructables.com/id/The-LED-Strip-Jellyfish-Costume-with-Arduino-LPD88/
The LED Strip Jellyfish Costume with Arduino & LPD8806 Led Strips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/ATJL/HLJUZQVY/FAHATJLHLJUZQVY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/ATJL/HLJUZQVY/FAHATJLHLJUZQVY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/ATJL/HLJUZQVY/FAHATJLHLJUZQVY.SMALL.jpg turgan It all started when I saw a BBC documentary in 2002 about deep waters of the ocean. There was a biolimunescent jellyfish in the documentary, probably of the species "ctenophores" that grabbed my attention so in the later years I decided use it as a Halloween costume. It wasn't until 2011 when the l...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:04:19 PDT
Creepy Double Face Illusion http://www.instructables.com/id/Creepy-Double-Face-Illusion/
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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 16:13:08 PDT
Raspberry Pi as a DMX light controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-as-a-DMX-light-controller/
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Tue, 2 Oct 2012 12:21:38 PDT
The Psychoacoustic Bucket from Hell http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Psychoacoustic-Bucket-from-Hell/
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 16:40:02 PST
Bug-Catching Spider in Web, Part 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Bug-Catching-Spider-in-Web-Part-1/
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Tue, 6 Nov 2012 08:09:04 PST
Interactive Magic Mirror with Candy Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Magic-Mirror-with-Candy-Dispenser/
Interactive Magic Mirror with Candy Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/SJG1/H91LG0H8/FMCSJG1H91LG0H8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/SJG1/H91LG0H8/FMCSJG1H91LG0H8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/SJG1/H91LG0H8/FMCSJG1H91LG0H8.SMALL.jpg noelportugal For Halloween 2012 I created an interactive Magic Mirror. The Magic Mirror has a sonar (PING)))) sensor that detects when kids are are close. Then the mirror says a few random phrases and automatically drops candy to the bucket. I repurposed my Automatic Candy Dispenser from two years ago. The PING)...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 18:34:50 PST
Arduino-Controlled Chemical Foam Spewing Pumpkin http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Chemical-Foam-Spewing-Pumpkin/
Arduino-Controlled Chemical Foam Spewing Pumpkin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/JAQ9/H8XM1WTV/FCNJAQ9H8XM1WTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/JAQ9/H8XM1WTV/FCNJAQ9H8XM1WTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCN/JAQ9/H8XM1WTV/FCNJAQ9H8XM1WTV.SMALL.gif SF Media Labs If the thought of dozens of tricker-or-treaters in gross-out costumes knocking down your door makes you want to spew, have we got the pumpkin for you! Every time the Arduino-Controlled Chemical Foam Spewing Pumpkin encounters a trick-or-treater at your doorstep, it spews burning chemical foam all ...
By: SF Media Labs

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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 11:33:57 PST
Android Haunted Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Android-Haunted-Mirror/
Android Haunted Mirror - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/I4VF/H91LFXP5/FT8I4VFH91LFXP5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/I4VF/H91LFXP5/FT8I4VFH91LFXP5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT8/I4VF/H91LFXP5/FT8I4VFH91LFXP5.SMALL.jpg alinke **** Product version of this project at http://ledpixelart.com **** Project Video   Parts Antique Mirror IOIOMint or Droidalyzer IOIO Board RGB Shield for IOIOMint Board - coming shortly from Seeedstudio IR Proximity Sensor 32x32 RGB LED Matrix - coming shortly from Seeedstudio or 16x32 RGB LED...
By: alinke

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Thu, 1 Nov 2012 18:16:10 PDT
Make a steampunk pumpkin. A SteamPunkin. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-steampunk-pumpkin-A-SteamPunkin/
Make a steampunk pumpkin. A SteamPunkin. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/09QS/H8CVL01O/FI109QSH8CVL01O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/09QS/H8CVL01O/FI109QSH8CVL01O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/09QS/H8CVL01O/FI109QSH8CVL01O.SMALL.jpg Windsbro The pun was too good to pass up.  I was going to do a painting of something like this, but with Halloween around the corner I thought I'd take a shot at the real thing.  It was pretty easy and only took a couple hours and a few bucks.  Endless possibilities here if you want to do something a little ...
By: Windsbro

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Sat, 20 Oct 2012 18:05:36 PDT
$2 sun tracker circuit - healthy discussion! http://www.instructables.com/id/2-sun-tracker-circuit/
$2 sun tracker circuit - healthy discussion! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SMALL.jpg gtoal My apologies to any of the 1400 or so people who've read this Instructable in the day since it was published; I described an idea I was sure would work, and I was so excited to get it out there where people could try it, that I didn't wait until I could get the parts I needed to fully test it myself...
By: gtoal

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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:15:04 PDT
Animatronic Stargate helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Stargate-helmet/
Animatronic Stargate helmet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/51LG/GUVU1SM8/F7S51LGGUVU1SM8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/51LG/GUVU1SM8/F7S51LGGUVU1SM8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/51LG/GUVU1SM8/F7S51LGGUVU1SM8.SMALL.jpg Honus I love the movie Stargate and when I first saw it I immediately knew I wanted to make one of the super cool Horus guard helmets. I had sketched multiple designs over the years and figured out several different methods for building it but rejected them all for one reason or another- usually due to co...
By: Honus

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 23:44:26 PST
FULLY FUNCTIONAL Camera Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/FULLY-FUNCTIONAL-Camera-Costume/
FULLY FUNCTIONAL Camera Costume - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/N09A/GUI4WZJ1/FIIN09AGUI4WZJ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/N09A/GUI4WZJ1/FIIN09AGUI4WZJ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/N09A/GUI4WZJ1/FIIN09AGUI4WZJ1.SMALL.jpg tylercard For Halloween 2011, I made a fully functional DSLR camera costume. That's right, it really takes pictures, and comes complete with LCD display, pop-up flash, and shutter release button. I built this entire costume in one week, for only $35 dollars (excluding the cost of the camera equipment and lapt...
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Mon, 31 Oct 2011 15:41:10 PDT
Flamethrowing Jack-O'-Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Flamethrowing-Jack-O-Lantern/
Flamethrowing Jack-O'-Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/61OD/GU1UYUKS/FWM61ODGU1UYUKS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/61OD/GU1UYUKS/FWM61ODGU1UYUKS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/61OD/GU1UYUKS/FWM61ODGU1UYUKS.SMALL.gif randofo A flamethrowing jack-o'-lantern keeps the trick-or-treaters a safe distance from your house and is a fine addition to any anti-Halloween arsenal. At the first sign of any sugar-obsessed imp, simply press the trigger button and wirelessly shoot a one-second burst of flames out of the jack-o'-lantern'...
By: randofo

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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:19:52 PDT
Anti-Halloween House http://www.instructables.com/id/Anti-Halloween-House/
Anti-Halloween House - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/KRBC/GU1UZBIP/F59KRBCGU1UZBIP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/KRBC/GU1UZBIP/F59KRBCGU1UZBIP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/KRBC/GU1UZBIP/F59KRBCGU1UZBIP.SMALL.gif randofo I'm not exactly sure when I stopped being any fun, but I kind of hate Halloween. With this in mind I have created the anti-Halloween House. The Anti-Halloween House is an automated system that turns off all of the front lights of my house any time a trick-or-treater approaches. After all, nothing s...
By: randofo

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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:22:25 PDT
Pumpkin Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Pumpkin-Battery/
Pumpkin Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/0NF4/GTV9WJKB/FCQ0NF4GTV9WJKB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/0NF4/GTV9WJKB/FCQ0NF4GTV9WJKB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/0NF4/GTV9WJKB/FCQ0NF4GTV9WJKB.SMALL.jpg emdaniels Here is a fun food hack I did over the weekend that is a useful alternative to lighting jack o' lanterns with candles or traditional batteries on Halloween. It could also double as a center piece for the fall and is easily made with common household items. You'll need miniature pumpkins (I used Bab...
By: emdaniels

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Mon, 17 Oct 2011 07:55:17 PDT
Interactive skull http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-skull/
Interactive skull - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/35VF/GTUY9ZO2/FIM35VFGTUY9ZO2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/35VF/GTUY9ZO2/FIM35VFGTUY9ZO2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/35VF/GTUY9ZO2/FIM35VFGTUY9ZO2.SMALL.jpg PeckLauros I bought this skull to decorate my computer desk. However, analyzing better, I could do something more interesting. I hope you enjoy. Materials - A plastic skull - 8 screws; - Microcontroller (I used an Arduino board); - A Protoboard - A nunchuck (for nintendo wii control) with a adapta...
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Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:29:30 PDT
Devil themed iPhone for Halloween http://www.instructables.com/id/Devil-themed-iPhone-for-Halloween/
Devil themed iPhone for Halloween - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/D4M5/GTO4PHZU/FPPD4M5GTO4PHZU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/D4M5/GTO4PHZU/FPPD4M5GTO4PHZU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/D4M5/GTO4PHZU/FPPD4M5GTO4PHZU.SMALL.jpg projectsugru This is just a bit of iPhone fun for Halloween and is super quick and easy to do :) of course, this will work on all phone brands, mu haaa haa haaaa Get started to do this you will need the following: a phone sugru scissors dry tissue paper You will need just half a mini pack to make this s...
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Thu, 13 Oct 2011 10:54:22 PDT
Halloween Diorama Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Diorama-Clock/
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 18:55:17 PDT
Arduino powered Haunted Mansion Singing Busts http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-powered-Haunted-Mansion-Signing-Busts/
Arduino powered Haunted Mansion Singing Busts - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/WHJM/GTB9PGQJ/FWYWHJMGTB9PGQJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/WHJM/GTB9PGQJ/FWYWHJMGTB9PGQJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWY/WHJM/GTB9PGQJ/FWYWHJMGTB9PGQJ.SMALL.jpg TheNewHobbyist Last year I wanted to put together a Halloween display emulating my favorite Disneyland/world ride of all time. Originally this was just going to be four heads on a table with the Haunted Mansion's "Grim Grinning Ghosts" playing on a loop. But that all changed after I picked up my first Arduino UNO....
By: TheNewHobbyist

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Mon, 3 Oct 2011 11:59:53 PDT
MEGA DPDT Switch - Tank Style http://www.instructables.com/id/MEGA-DPDT-Switch-Tank-Style-1/
MEGA DPDT Switch - Tank Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/3Q18/GSMZ87A9/FVP3Q18GSMZ87A9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/3Q18/GSMZ87A9/FVP3Q18GSMZ87A9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/3Q18/GSMZ87A9/FVP3Q18GSMZ87A9.SMALL.jpg iminthebathroom DPDT "double pole - double throw"  switch can be used for reversing polarity.  All though this method may be a bit crude, it works great for changing the direction of a motor – analog style.  This could be used for Controlling motors for robots, animatronics and Halloween decorations to name just a ...
By: iminthebathroom

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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 10:38:15 PDT
Making a "mad, evil scientists" story teller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-mad-evil-scientists-story-teller/
Making a "mad, evil scientists" story teller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/77QC/GRFMV72M/FWX77QCGRFMV72M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/77QC/GRFMV72M/FWX77QCGRFMV72M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/77QC/GRFMV72M/FWX77QCGRFMV72M.SMALL.jpg Horatius.Steam The human cortex is the most powerful "calculating engine" and "memory system" that exists. It is small, has a huge storage capacity and needs less energy to work. ;-) The idea was to have a "talking brain" that tells stories and has the capability to SKYPE with. So I build a computer with a camer...
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Sun, 21 Aug 2011 04:51:15 PDT
You, as Tony Stark, as Iron Man http://www.instructables.com/id/You-as-Tony-Stark-as-Iron-Man-A-Costume/
You, as Tony Stark, as Iron Man - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/NG8X/GG4A6IU1/FNLNG8XGG4A6IU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/NG8X/GG4A6IU1/FNLNG8XGG4A6IU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNL/NG8X/GG4A6IU1/FNLNG8XGG4A6IU1.SMALL.jpg Jamo_G Have you ever wanted to feel like the greatest technology based superhero of all time?  Then look no further! This Instructable will show you how I made my Tony Stark / Iron Man costume based on a particular scene from Iron Man 1. This Tony Stark / Iron Man costume is different from others in that ...
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Sat, 6 Nov 2010 01:10:46 PDT
Automatic Halloween Candy Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Halloween-Candy-Dispenser/
Automatic Halloween Candy Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/MGVY/GFPQR087/FOIMGVYGFPQR087.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/MGVY/GFPQR087/FOIMGVYGFPQR087.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/MGVY/GFPQR087/FOIMGVYGFPQR087.SMALL.jpg noelportugal This year my Halloween project is the Automatic Halloween Candy Dispenser® triggered by TextforTreat®, CallforTreat® (powered by Twilio)and @TweetforTreat® technologies. Of course it can also be triggered from a Big Red push button, but where is the fun in that? When trick-or-treaters show up at my...
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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:22:46 PDT
Lightwings: Fiber Optic Fairy Wings http://www.instructables.com/id/Lightwings-Fiber-Optic-Fairy-Wings/
Lightwings: Fiber Optic Fairy Wings - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/HR8Y/GFA43BBA/FDKHR8YGFA43BBA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/HR8Y/GFA43BBA/FDKHR8YGFA43BBA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/HR8Y/GFA43BBA/FDKHR8YGFA43BBA.SMALL.jpg the_gella Add some glamour to your fairy costume using fiber optics. This method for light up wings uses a simple circuit of LEDs and a battery to achieve a look a similar to EL wire, but thinner and almost invisible when not lit up. The lighting isn't as even as EL wire because it uses a single light source...
By: the_gella

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Sun, 17 Oct 2010 07:57:31 PDT
Lady GaGa 'Video' Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Lady-GaGa-Video-Glasses/
Lady GaGa 'Video' Glasses - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/VNJH/G4JV6QK1/FQHVNJHG4JV6QK1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/VNJH/G4JV6QK1/FQHVNJHG4JV6QK1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/VNJH/G4JV6QK1/FQHVNJHG4JV6QK1.SMALL.jpg the_gella I made these quick and easy glasses for my Lady GaGa Halloween costume. They use 2 digital picture frame keychains on a slideshow setting to replicate the effect seen in her performances (here is a video of her glasses). Note: * You cannot see through the glasses, so I don't recommend walking aro...
By: the_gella

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Mon, 18 Jan 2010 07:46:09 PST
Light Up Costume http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Costume/
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By: scoochmaroo

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Tue, 12 Jan 2010 12:57:00 PST