Instructables: exploring - technology - laser cutter http://www.instructables.com Mon, 27 Mar 2017 23:40:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 Temperature Changing Color Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Temperature-Changing-Color-Cube/
Temperature Changing Color Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F71/KRBW/J0COQ8KE/F71KRBWJ0COQ8KE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F71/KRBW/J0COQ8KE/F71KRBWJ0COQ8KE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F71/KRBW/J0COQ8KE/F71KRBWJ0COQ8KE.SMALL.jpg SebastiaanJansen Recently I made a camera stand so I can film my hands while soldering and assembling my project (Instructable of this is coming soon). This is a kick-off project to test the equipment! (And I made it a gift for Henk Rijckaert)It's a 6cm x 6cm x 6cm cube that changes colors based on the temperature! ...
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Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:44:19 PDT
The 20 $ CNC: a Plotter http://www.instructables.com/id/The-20-CNC-a-Plotter/
The 20 $ CNC: a Plotter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/0YX6/J02QOIDR/F3I0YX6J02QOIDR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/0YX6/J02QOIDR/F3I0YX6J02QOIDR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3I/0YX6/J02QOIDR/F3I0YX6J02QOIDR.SMALL.jpg tonginos We 've already talked about this...A CNC cheaper than a cheap hand-drill!It's all about having fun, and learning stuff....on your desktop. On 20 bucks!I made an istructable last week about the whole project, where you can find a list of materials along with a video of the make.https://www.instructab...
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Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:01:17 PST
How to Laser Cut and Light a Steampunk Leather Collar http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Laser-Cut-and-Light-a-Steampunk-Leather-Col/
How to Laser Cut and Light a Steampunk Leather Collar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/RM89/IZT6SAI2/FZ8RM89IZT6SAI2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/RM89/IZT6SAI2/FZ8RM89IZT6SAI2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/RM89/IZT6SAI2/FZ8RM89IZT6SAI2.SMALL.jpg greylightmay In this tutorial I show how to design a leather collar in Adobe Illustrator, how to cut it on a laser cutter, and how to attach LEDs and a battery during assembly.
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Mon, 6 Mar 2017 06:26:28 PST
The 20 $ CNC http://www.instructables.com/id/The-20-CNC/
The 20 $ CNC - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/RRN2/IZT6J0VV/FYRRRN2IZT6J0VV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/RRN2/IZT6J0VV/FYRRRN2IZT6J0VV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/RRN2/IZT6J0VV/FYRRRN2IZT6J0VV.SMALL.jpg tonginos The idea here was to make another CNC machine. One that would be small, portable, cheap but fully functional.It is made so you can take it home, lay it on your desktop and play with it! Add some home buttons and experiment with the homing cycle, add a spindle and do some test cuts, add a laser head ...
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Fri, 3 Mar 2017 04:04:38 PST
Storm Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Storm-Glass/
Storm Glass - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ADRW/IZ6CORHS/FQXADRWIZ6CORHS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ADRW/IZ6CORHS/FQXADRWIZ6CORHS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQX/ADRW/IZ6CORHS/FQXADRWIZ6CORHS.SMALL.jpg Jts37 Long ago, people believed that they could use a Storm Glass to predict the weather up to several days in advance simply by looking at the condition of the solution in the jar and matching it to a corresponding weather condition (as shown in the picture; jar conditions on the left, cooresponding weat...
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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:38:26 PST
Reactive LED Pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Reactive-Pendant/
Reactive LED Pendant - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/1FRK/IZ6D0KX6/F3B1FRKIZ6D0KX6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/1FRK/IZ6D0KX6/F3B1FRKIZ6D0KX6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3B/1FRK/IZ6D0KX6/F3B1FRKIZ6D0KX6.SMALL.jpg martincowell This instructable guides you through the steps in building a ceiling-mounted light that controls thousands of addressable RGB LEDs, reacting to sound and creating visually spectacular animations. A project to inspire your night club with sound-reactive lights, or a project to create a soothing ambie...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:48:19 PST
Slow Dance - A Fusion of Art and Magic http://www.instructables.com/id/Slow-Dance-a-Fusion-of-Art-and-Magic/
Slow Dance - A Fusion of Art and Magic - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/BVIP/IY4QHD62/FJZBVIPIY4QHD62.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/BVIP/IY4QHD62/FJZBVIPIY4QHD62.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJZ/BVIP/IY4QHD62/FJZBVIPIY4QHD62.SMALL.jpg SparkItUp Update: I've just added a full video outlining the frame's capabilities. Check it out above!Stuff that makes you say "how did they DO that?!", good magicians, artists, extreme sports, I love watching it all. Most of the time I just stare in disbelief, but when I saw Slow Dance, I was hooked. Hooke...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:04:26 PST
Create an electronic puzzle box http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-an-Electronic-Puzzle-Box/
Create an electronic puzzle box - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/BMYD/IY3CTAF4/FAGBMYDIY3CTAF4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/BMYD/IY3CTAF4/FAGBMYDIY3CTAF4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/BMYD/IY3CTAF4/FAGBMYDIY3CTAF4.SMALL.jpg mkanoap In 2013, 24 teams of advanced puzzle enthusiasts met in Washington DC for a three day puzzle hunt known as "The Famine Game." http://www.thefaminegame.comTeams spent the weekend rushing to various DC locations where they would find puzzle to be solved. Each puzzle had as its answer a phrase that...
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Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:54:42 PST
Build a CNC router http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-CNC-Router/
Build a CNC router - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/RJZN/IXKPZRTU/FXURJZNIXKPZRTU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/RJZN/IXKPZRTU/FXURJZNIXKPZRTU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/RJZN/IXKPZRTU/FXURJZNIXKPZRTU.SMALL.jpg unclescrooge Hello, it has been a long time since I read instructables and this is my second one. I assume that I will not enter in every details but if you need more, that would be a pleasure to add them :-) However, you will find every plans, STL files and main indications to build the machine.Like every maker...
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Thu, 5 Jan 2017 15:07:56 PST
Laser Cut Notebook http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Notebook/
Laser Cut Notebook - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/SG74/IXGFWODJ/FE6SG74IXGFWODJ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/SG74/IXGFWODJ/FE6SG74IXGFWODJ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/SG74/IXGFWODJ/FE6SG74IXGFWODJ.SMALL.jpg the Make Club Litchee Academy helps teachers bring STEAM projects to their classrooms. These instructions focus on giving teachers tips and tricks for classroom experiences. You can find our makerspace at litchee.cnMaterials:1 computer per student with mouse Internet connection Inkscape software (free, Inkscape.o...
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Wed, 4 Jan 2017 00:55:04 PST
Laser Cut Hedgehog Noteholder http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Hedgehog-Litchee-Academy/
Laser Cut Hedgehog Noteholder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/4IGN/IXGG5DBE/FSM4IGNIXGG5DBE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/4IGN/IXGG5DBE/FSM4IGNIXGG5DBE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/4IGN/IXGG5DBE/FSM4IGNIXGG5DBE.SMALL.jpg the Make Club Litchee Academy helps teachers bring STEAM projects to their classrooms. These instructions focus on giving teachers tips and tricks for classroom experiences. You can find our makerspace at litchee.cnMaterials:1 computer per student with mouseinternet connectionInkscape software (free, Inkscape.org...
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Tue, 3 Jan 2017 21:03:24 PST
Portable 2 Player Arcade Console with RPi and Teensy http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-2-Player-Arcade-Console-With-RPi-and-Teen/
Portable 2 Player Arcade Console with RPi and Teensy - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/KSFT/IXAQ4G6E/FFGKSFTIXAQ4G6E.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/KSFT/IXAQ4G6E/FFGKSFTIXAQ4G6E.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFG/KSFT/IXAQ4G6E/FFGKSFTIXAQ4G6E.SMALL.jpg lb_20 Hi guys!In this Instructable I'll be walking you through a "portable" 2 player arcade console build (designed from scratch). The idea is that it is mostly self-contained, with power, HDMI and USB plugs on the body of the console for ease of use- simply plug and play with the built-in arcade controls...
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Sun, 1 Jan 2017 01:03:25 PST
How to install/use GRBL with your cnc machine! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Installuse-GRBL-With-Your-Cnc-Machine/
How to install/use GRBL with your cnc machine! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/VL7B/IXAPWUSU/FLCVL7BIXAPWUSU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/VL7B/IXAPWUSU/FLCVL7BIXAPWUSU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLC/VL7B/IXAPWUSU/FLCVL7BIXAPWUSU.SMALL.jpg HasseB This instructables will teach you how to install and adapt grbl to your cnc mill/laser cutter.So first thing first, What is GRBL?GRBL is a firmware for arduino boards(uno,nano,Duemillanove) that controls stepper motors and spindles/lasers. GRBL uses gcode as input and outputs signals via the arduin...
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Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:54:04 PST
Etching Precise Custom PCBs with Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Etching-Precise-Custom-PCBs-With-Laser-Cutter/
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Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:00:29 PST
IR controlled Christmas Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Controlled-Christmas-Tree/
IR controlled Christmas Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/KTTL/IWQVGEPB/FLEKTTLIWQVGEPB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/KTTL/IWQVGEPB/FLEKTTLIWQVGEPB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLE/KTTL/IWQVGEPB/FLEKTTLIWQVGEPB.SMALL.jpg le_maxxx It all started with this Instructables : Intructables Christmas Tree . So I decided to make it in the FabLab in my town (Strasbourg, France) (http://www.av-lab.net/). The frame is cool, but I wanted more. So I decided to add an Arduino UNO, Neopixels LED strips, an IR receiver (so I can change color...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2016 05:39:56 PST
Turn Your 3d Printers Into CNC and Laser Cutters! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-3d-Printers-Into-CNC-and-Laser-Cutters/
Turn Your 3d Printers Into CNC and Laser Cutters! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/HXZP/IWI0X7EX/FSKHXZPIWI0X7EX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/HXZP/IWI0X7EX/FSKHXZPIWI0X7EX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSK/HXZP/IWI0X7EX/FSKHXZPIWI0X7EX.SMALL.jpg cgtech Okay guys, today we will be looking at my standard for modular print, CNC, and laser heads for modifying printers. First of all I would like to point out that this is not a build for a particular printer, but rather a guide to help you mod your own printer whatever it may be. Also, I understand that...
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Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:28:02 PST
Optimize Your Art for Laser Engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Optimize-Your-Art-for-Laser-Engraving/
Optimize Your Art for Laser Engraving - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/QLOK/IWE4K1K1/F0NQLOKIWE4K1K1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/QLOK/IWE4K1K1/F0NQLOKIWE4K1K1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F0N/QLOK/IWE4K1K1/F0NQLOKIWE4K1K1.SMALL.jpg ctwalbridge Makerspace laser cutters also work well as engravers, and with them you can engrave on wood, acrylic, metal, and more. High-contrast images usually work best for engraving - here are some tips for optimizing your photos. Find some art you like See this Instructable for how to download public doma...
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Wed, 7 Dec 2016 14:04:37 PST
Laser cutting images - on Adobe Illustrator. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutting-Images-on-Adobe-Illustrator/
Laser cutting images - on Adobe Illustrator. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/79D4/IWMQV7CY/FN779D4IWMQV7CY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/79D4/IWMQV7CY/FN779D4IWMQV7CY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FN7/79D4/IWMQV7CY/FN779D4IWMQV7CY.SMALL.jpg jfurin Laser cutting an image can be more difficult than it first appears due to the need for expanding an image. If you expand an image too much you may end up with a blurry jagged image, but with Illustrator you can scale an image to any size you want and still keep the curves. Preparing Illustrator f...
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Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 PST
Customizable Laser Cut Rug http://www.instructables.com/id/Customizable-Laser-Cut-Rug/
Customizable Laser Cut Rug - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/HKHS/IVO4HR4V/FD4HKHSIVO4HR4V.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/HKHS/IVO4HR4V/FD4HKHSIVO4HR4V.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/HKHS/IVO4HR4V/FD4HKHSIVO4HR4V.SMALL.jpg degrooty Your girlfriend's parents invited you over for dinner, and you're desperate to make a decent impression. Sweat dripping from your face, your legs manage to stumble their way up the uninviting cement drive-way. Oh god. Was her address 3226 or 3622?? Panic stricken, your rabid eyes scan the environmen...
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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:55:42 PST
Ice Cream Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cream-Machine/
Ice Cream Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/H9ML/IVO52PZQ/FP8H9MLIVO52PZQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/H9ML/IVO52PZQ/FP8H9MLIVO52PZQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/H9ML/IVO52PZQ/FP8H9MLIVO52PZQ.SMALL.jpg Portfolio K-12 Portfolio School, a Project Based Learning K-5 school in NYC, engages students in numerous interdisciplinary projects. As part of our "introduction to making" at the beginning of the year students created their own ice cream machines, while learning about temperature, states of matter, the history o...
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Mon, 21 Nov 2016 11:37:04 PST
World’s largest self-assembly (DIY) style CO2 laser cutter and engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/Worlds-Largest-Self-assembly-DIY-Style-CO2-Laser-C/
World’s largest self-assembly (DIY) style CO2 laser cutter and engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/W4II/ITW2DJ2H/FIHW4IIITW2DJ2H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/W4II/ITW2DJ2H/FIHW4IIITW2DJ2H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/W4II/ITW2DJ2H/FIHW4IIITW2DJ2H.SMALL.jpg smartDIYs Summary This is the world’s largest self-assembly style CO2 laser cutter and engraver. It uses high-power 40W CO2 laser tube and has the cutting area as big as 60cm*40cm. It all began with developing a high-power 60W large laser cutter and engraver for ourselves a year and a half ago. We turned it i...
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Mon, 3 Oct 2016 06:59:52 PDT
C-Beam Linear Actuator - can be Lasercut or Handmade - Compatible with Openbuilds http://www.instructables.com/id/C-Beam-Linear-Actuator-Can-Be-Lasercut-or-Handmade/
C-Beam Linear Actuator - can be Lasercut or Handmade - Compatible with Openbuilds - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/FFO4/ITSN6APY/FQ5FFO4ITSN6APY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/FFO4/ITSN6APY/FQ5FFO4ITSN6APY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/FFO4/ITSN6APY/FQ5FFO4ITSN6APY.SMALL.jpg OpenTronic This is a linear actuator based on the Openbuilds C-Beam design, which uses V-wheels and a leadscrew. I designed this version so that it can be lasercut out of sheet material, because the Openbuilds plates can be expensive since they have to be CNC machined. The design could also be cut out of plywo...
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Sun, 2 Oct 2016 14:08:54 PDT
DIY Desktop Laser Cutter and Engraver - FABOOL Laser Mini http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Desktop-Laser-Cutter-and-Engraver-FABOOL-Laser/
DIY Desktop Laser Cutter and Engraver - FABOOL Laser Mini - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/8IRY/ITKIZBEZ/FWR8IRYITKIZBEZ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/8IRY/ITKIZBEZ/FWR8IRYITKIZBEZ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/8IRY/ITKIZBEZ/FWR8IRYITKIZBEZ.SMALL.jpg smartDIYs SummaryFABOOL Laser Mini is an open-source, ready-to-assemble type of desktop laser cutter and engraver, which was developed by smartDIYs, a group of Japanese engineers.The machine excels in usability and expandability, which enables it to meet variety of needs. It all began with developing a high-p...
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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 06:28:32 PDT
Laser cutter, RD works, Rotational Axis proper use http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutter-RD-Works-Rotational-Axis-Proper-Use/
Laser cutter, RD works, Rotational Axis proper use - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/ARJL/ISCBXWXF/F1SARJLISCBXWXF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/ARJL/ISCBXWXF/F1SARJLISCBXWXF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/ARJL/ISCBXWXF/F1SARJLISCBXWXF.SMALL.jpg VladoM This is one of the thinks, which i couldn't find solution for.I did some research, people found some workarounds but i wasn't entirely happy about it.When i clicked on the help it gave me some idea of what needs to be done.This setup is for standard rotary axis which came with my device (on picture)...
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Mon, 5 Sep 2016 13:43:23 PDT
DIY Laser Engraver - Reference Board http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Engraver-Reference-Board/
DIY Laser Engraver - Reference Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/DAD2/IST7LMGS/FIEDAD2IST7LMGS.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/DAD2/IST7LMGS/FIEDAD2IST7LMGS.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/DAD2/IST7LMGS/FIEDAD2IST7LMGS.SMALL.jpg theGHIZmo One of the objects that has always been on top of my wish list was a Laser Cutter/Engraver. I get mine from GearBest. Here’s the link: http://goo.gl/ishspxI made some video about, and you can watch them from here my laser playlist on YouTubeIt is a great tool and a well built machine, that is immedi...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2016 23:06:02 PDT
The Flower Power Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Flower-Power-Lamp/
The Flower Power Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/0SPV/ISAUO543/FX90SPVISAUO543.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/0SPV/ISAUO543/FX90SPVISAUO543.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/0SPV/ISAUO543/FX90SPVISAUO543.SMALL.jpg sacha88 Hello everybody! The goal of this instructable is to construct a connected lamp in a flower form (a tulip). The lamp is most made of MDF 3mm and acrylic. This project was originally an excuse to learn Android app and the connection with a microcontroller. After some research, I found than a NodeMCU...
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Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:44:39 PDT
Laser Cut Baby Mobile http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Baby-Mobile/
Laser Cut Baby Mobile - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/CNAO/IRHV212S/FPECNAOIRHV212S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/CNAO/IRHV212S/FPECNAOIRHV212S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPE/CNAO/IRHV212S/FPECNAOIRHV212S.SMALL.jpg jocomakerspace There are only a million and a half baby mobile tutorials on the Internets, so what's one more? I made this simple mobile using an Epilog Zing 40w laser cutter available at the Johnson County Library MakerSpace in Overland Park, KS. Bring your own materials, but use the cutter for free! Tools and ...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:50:54 PDT
Relief in Shadow http://www.instructables.com/id/Relief-in-Shadow/
Relief in Shadow - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/Z4Q5/IRDUQ86H/FCSZ4Q5IRDUQ86H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/Z4Q5/IRDUQ86H/FCSZ4Q5IRDUQ86H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCS/Z4Q5/IRDUQ86H/FCSZ4Q5IRDUQ86H.SMALL.gif mkoehle Have you noticed that the shadows on blinds can make a grayscale gradient? I have. And if you’re anything like me, you get excited whenever you see a naturally occurring gradient.I realized that if you could control the shape of each blind, you could control the grayscale value along the strip. The ...
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Tue, 2 Aug 2016 17:15:08 PDT
Watching man http://www.instructables.com/id/Watching-Man/
Watching man - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/ZCOM/IR85GR16/FP3ZCOMIR85GR16.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/ZCOM/IR85GR16/FP3ZCOMIR85GR16.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/ZCOM/IR85GR16/FP3ZCOMIR85GR16.SMALL.jpg HarunaO This is an electric sculpture inspired by Metalmorphosis (http://www.metalmorphosis.tv/). By reading this, you'll learn:1). Basics of Rhinoceros (3D Modeling) & Grasshopper (Parametric Design)2). Data Preparation for Laser Cutter3). Image Processing in Processing4). Arduino and Connection to Proces...
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 06:35:52 PDT
Arduino Light-Up Musical Staff http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Light-Up-Musical-Staff/
Arduino Light-Up Musical Staff - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/15PZ/IQ2KDVJM/FJL15PZIQ2KDVJM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/15PZ/IQ2KDVJM/FJL15PZIQ2KDVJM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/15PZ/IQ2KDVJM/FJL15PZIQ2KDVJM.SMALL.jpg katgiltner In this project, you'll use two Arduino RedBoards to create a musical staff that illuminates when notes are played. Gather Materials For this project, you will need:- two Sparkfun Inventor's Kits- Extra jumper wires (two per button, three per LED, two per buzzer, plus several more for linking boa...
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Fri, 1 Jul 2016 07:20:02 PDT
3D Render of Earth http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Render-of-Earth/
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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 17:14:35 PDT
How to control your light switch from your smartphone? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Control-Your-Light-Switch-From-Your-Smartph/
How to control your light switch from your smartphone? - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/3JDT/IPH4T7WC/FBA3JDTIPH4T7WC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/3JDT/IPH4T7WC/FBA3JDTIPH4T7WC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/3JDT/IPH4T7WC/FBA3JDTIPH4T7WC.SMALL.jpg MahmoudTolba Usually, when makers decide to convert their houses from ordinary houses to smart ones, they buy some relays to control the lights but this adventure's result will be an ugly packaging with horrible mess of wires that we won't love to put it in your home. That's why I'm writing this instructable, le...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 06:42:56 PDT
3D Printed Bauhaus Desk Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Bauhaus-Desk-Lamp/
3D Printed Bauhaus Desk Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/8X00/IQ17185S/FCR8X00IQ17185S.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/8X00/IQ17185S/FCR8X00IQ17185S.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/8X00/IQ17185S/FCR8X00IQ17185S.SMALL.jpg zaclewis98 Hello, Im new to this website but have loved everything I've seen so far. I thought if make an account and complete some instructables for myself. this is my first actual prototype product and Im not exactly use to using the laser cutter and 3d printer, but I designed and made this for my course wor...
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Tue, 14 Jun 2016 15:29:55 PDT
GearBest laser engraver DIY Kit assembly instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/GearBest-Laser-Engraver-DIY-Kit-Assembly-Instructi/
GearBest laser engraver DIY Kit assembly instructions - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/LKK1/IP08Z2N8/FP4LKK1IP08Z2N8.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/LKK1/IP08Z2N8/FP4LKK1IP08Z2N8.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FP4/LKK1/IP08Z2N8/FP4LKK1IP08Z2N8.SMALL.jpg BalearicDynamics I have always asserted that the assembly kits for 3D printers, laser engravers/cutters and mill machines nothing have to envy to more expansive devices - based on the same principles and technologies - sold assembled and probably with a more curated design but not so easy to control and manage.I als...
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Sat, 4 Jun 2016 07:07:56 PDT
Magnetic Whiteboard Marker Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Whiteboard-Marker-Holder/
Magnetic Whiteboard Marker Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/60ZU/IOT2ZQTB/FAU60ZUIOT2ZQTB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/60ZU/IOT2ZQTB/FAU60ZUIOT2ZQTB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAU/60ZU/IOT2ZQTB/FAU60ZUIOT2ZQTB.SMALL.jpg jeremylopategui17 Required Materials: [1] Sheet of 1/4" cardboard[8] 2 cm^2 magnetsSuper glueHot glue gunGlue tubeA Laser CutterExacto knife The Cut-list File Create a (or use our) cut-list using a website like boxmaker.connectionlab.orgWe used the dimensions 13 cm x 2.4cm x 6.5 cm for six markers. Use a 3d modell...
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Tue, 31 May 2016 10:43:00 PDT
Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator Mk 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Multipurpose-Mobile-Manipulator-Mk-1/
Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator Mk 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/YSHS/IOSPENRX/FCUYSHSIOSPENRX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/YSHS/IOSPENRX/FCUYSHSIOSPENRX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCU/YSHS/IOSPENRX/FCUYSHSIOSPENRX.SMALL.jpg John Choi Short Description:Build your own DIY giant robot that plays the piano, draws pictures, prepares meals, waters plants, engages in lightsaber duels and more. The Multipurpose Mobile Manipulator is an advanced open-source human-size mobile robotics platform for students, educators, hobbyists, artists a...
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Tue, 31 May 2016 06:51:42 PDT
Mini display case with RGB light http://www.instructables.com/id/WIP-Mini-claw-Machine/
Mini display case with RGB light - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/YFMD/IQ0TVDVP/FAVYFMDIQ0TVDVP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/YFMD/IQ0TVDVP/FAVYFMDIQ0TVDVP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/YFMD/IQ0TVDVP/FAVYFMDIQ0TVDVP.SMALL.jpg RickZ4 This instructable will show the process of making a miniature display case with a RGB light. Why a miniature display case you might ask? Well this idea sprung to mind when we were asked to think of a project that we wanted to make during a Fablab course I was following. I've always wanted to show of...
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Mon, 23 May 2016 14:40:08 PDT
1.6W Laser Cutter and Engraver http://www.instructables.com/id/16W-Laser-Cutter-and-Engraver/
1.6W Laser Cutter and Engraver - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/YD0L/INYU4S4R/FK5YD0LINYU4S4R.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/YD0L/INYU4S4R/FK5YD0LINYU4S4R.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/YD0L/INYU4S4R/FK5YD0LINYU4S4R.SMALL.jpg hpb I made this laser engraver mostly for cutting stencils for my PCBs but its applications are limited only by your imagination and the laser power. Most PCBs today have SMD components. You can solder these by placing the solder paste with a syringe on each pad but thats time consuming and not to menti...
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Mon, 9 May 2016 06:01:52 PDT
Customized Items With Lasers http://www.instructables.com/id/Customized-Items-With-Lasers/
Customized Items With Lasers - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/7TEY/INU1GPRK/FAS7TEYINU1GPRK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/7TEY/INU1GPRK/FAS7TEYINU1GPRK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/7TEY/INU1GPRK/FAS7TEYINU1GPRK.SMALL.jpg jocomakerspace So...some of our patrons have figured out that our laser cutter is AWESOME at making customized gifts, gadgets, and such and we want to let the rest of them know the possibilities. This instructable is going to show you how easy it is to make pre-made items customized for your personal pleasure. And...
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Thu, 5 May 2016 14:25:44 PDT
Desktop Gardening, Plantbot Beta http://www.instructables.com/id/Plantbot-Beta/
Desktop Gardening, Plantbot Beta - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/O59P/INDGK01T/FIYO59PINDGK01T.SMALL.jpg mikeghen This project is a continuation of Plantbot Alpha.The goal here was to build a desktop garden similar to the AeroGarden that MiracleGrow markets but with more compute power and light power. Using a laser cut wood structure, LED lights, and Raspberry Pi, I created this system to take care of my plants...
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Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:43:02 PDT
Illuminated Brooch http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Brooch/
Illuminated Brooch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/V1C2/IN945X6J/FFKV1C2IN945X6J.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/V1C2/IN945X6J/FFKV1C2IN945X6J.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/V1C2/IN945X6J/FFKV1C2IN945X6J.SMALL.jpg linmag A while ago at Fablab Umeå, we had a 'CrAfterWork' where makers gathered after work on Friday to make stuff. The theme were juwellery, and in this instructable I will guide you through the process of making an Illuminated Brooch.There are very few components involved, and it is at a beginner level....
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Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:09:05 PDT
Bottle Display with LED's http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Display-With-LEDs/
Bottle Display with LED's - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/49PC/IMWBDNHL/FST49PCIMWBDNHL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/49PC/IMWBDNHL/FST49PCIMWBDNHL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FST/49PC/IMWBDNHL/FST49PCIMWBDNHL.SMALL.jpg Jaapr95 The idea for a bottle display Is due to a school project. For the project we have to make something with a laser cutter, a 3d printer and a hinge. After looking for idea's on instructables and thingiverse I came with the idea to make the bottle display. I made a sketch that is shown above. With the ...
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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 05:16:06 PDT
EmotionBox - make long distance relationships less distant http://www.instructables.com/id/EmotionBox/
EmotionBox - make long distance relationships less distant - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/HHQE/IMF3T4R6/FD8HHQEIMF3T4R6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/HHQE/IMF3T4R6/FD8HHQEIMF3T4R6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/HHQE/IMF3T4R6/FD8HHQEIMF3T4R6.SMALL.jpg periprohus featured in Make Magazinehttp://makezine.com/2016/04/04/the-emotionbox-uses...Hi everyone,nowadays there are a myriad ways to instantaneously communicate with our loved ones, even across great distances: instant messaging, email, video calls, social networks...There is, however, one thing that is mi...
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Wed, 30 Mar 2016 11:07:39 PDT
Laser Cut Box With "inlay" Designs. http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Box-With-inlay-Designs/
Laser Cut Box With "inlay" Designs. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/150Z/IM55ZFRM/FSI150ZIM55ZFRM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/150Z/IM55ZFRM/FSI150ZIM55ZFRM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/150Z/IM55ZFRM/FSI150ZIM55ZFRM.SMALL.jpg geordie_h I love making boxes with the laser cutter. The laser cutter makes cutting the box parts easy and accurate. By cutting a series of tabs and slots along the edge, the pieces fit together so well you almost don't need glue to hold them together.Also, by taking advantage of the thinness of the laser cut...
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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 06:29:54 PDT
Crazy Caterpillar - Arduino Robot w/Grove Joint & Infrared Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Crazy-Caterpillar-an-Arduino-Robot/
Crazy Caterpillar - Arduino Robot w/Grove Joint & Infrared Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/Z5OW/ILL7W97C/FJNZ5OWILL7W97C.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/Z5OW/ILL7W97C/FJNZ5OWILL7W97C.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/Z5OW/ILL7W97C/FJNZ5OWILL7W97C.SMALL.jpg Seeed Studio My friend Steven, who is a Secondary School Teacher, asked me to design a lovely bionic animal as a training aid which could help make their study more interesting.So I made the Crazy Caterpillar for her. The small worm has two heads. They can be controlled by two different IR remote controllers. T...
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Wed, 9 Mar 2016 19:35:56 PST
DIY a device for explaining the RGB primary Color http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-a-Device-for-Explaining-the-RGB-Primary-Color/
DIY a device for explaining the RGB primary Color - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/KYYA/ILJWFN4P/FJMKYYAILJWFN4P.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/KYYA/ILJWFN4P/FJMKYYAILJWFN4P.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/KYYA/ILJWFN4P/FJMKYYAILJWFN4P.SMALL.jpg Seeed Studio This is a toy that you can change the Minnie mouse’s hair clip, It’s based on the Color RGB model, when you’re sliding the Grove – Silde Potentioment, the color would be changed too.The RGB color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light are added together in various ways ...
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Tue, 8 Mar 2016 18:09:51 PST
NFC Gift Box for Birthday Party http://www.instructables.com/id/NFC-enable-Gift-Box-for-Birthday-Party/
NFC Gift Box for Birthday Party - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/BAVB/ILJQBN62/FWDBAVBILJQBN62.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/BAVB/ILJQBN62/FWDBAVBILJQBN62.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/BAVB/ILJQBN62/FWDBAVBILJQBN62.SMALL.jpg Seeed Studio Last month I made an interactive device as a gift for my friend Steven's birthday. It is a NFC enable gift box that requires activation of 12 constellations to open it.I even design a game for that. Every party participants will receive a snow flake badge with a name of constellation and NFC tag on ...
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Thu, 3 Mar 2016 00:48:21 PST
MDF omni wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/MDF-Omni-Wheel/
MDF omni wheel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/WZAE/IKJ8Q5WT/FTGWZAEIKJ8Q5WT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/WZAE/IKJ8Q5WT/FTGWZAEIKJ8Q5WT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FTG/WZAE/IKJ8Q5WT/FTGWZAEIKJ8Q5WT.SMALL.jpg sonodera This omni wheel is made of MDF(Medium Density Fiberboard).Plastic and metal are not used. Cut! Cut MDF using a laser cutting machine. Assemble 01 Assemble 02 Assemble 03 Assemble 04 Assemble 05 Assemble 06 Assemble 07 Assemble 08 Assemble 09 Finished! Join...
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Tue, 16 Feb 2016 01:42:07 PST
Building A Laser Cut Model On A Rainy Day http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Laser-Cut-Model-on-a-Rainy-Day/
Building A Laser Cut Model On A Rainy Day - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/27MS/IKOANJU4/FKL27MSIKOANJU4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/27MS/IKOANJU4/FKL27MSIKOANJU4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/27MS/IKOANJU4/FKL27MSIKOANJU4.SMALL.jpg Gregarious If you love building models and have not tried the laser cut kits...then you have a HUGE treat in store.I looked on Instructables and have not yet seen any reference to these great kits and so I thought it would be a good idea to share my experiences with them.I was in no rush to put it up as an 'ib...
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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 15:59:39 PST
3D Scanner: FabScan Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Scanner-FabScan-Pi/
3D Scanner: FabScan Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/UY0E/IL15NKC4/FXNUY0EIL15NKC4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/UY0E/IL15NKC4/FXNUY0EIL15NKC4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/UY0E/IL15NKC4/FXNUY0EIL15NKC4.SMALL.jpg janth There are several way to build an affordable 3D scanner for your home. One way is to make photos (maybe even automatisied) from all sides of an object and let Autodesk 123D Catch do its magic. Another option is to use a depth camera like the Kinect and place your object on a rotating table and get d...
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Sun, 7 Feb 2016 10:18:38 PST