Instructables: exploring - technology - laser cutter http://www.instructables.com Sun, 14 Feb 2016 15:31:55 PST BLOX v1.01 3D Scanner: FabScan Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Scanner-FabScan-Pi/
3D Scanner: FabScan Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/UFAR/IKBHWDBV/FH7UFARIKBHWDBV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/UFAR/IKBHWDBV/FH7UFARIKBHWDBV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/UFAR/IKBHWDBV/FH7UFARIKBHWDBV.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
LED Sound Reactive Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Sound-Reactive-Light-Box/
LED Sound Reactive Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/Z2C5/IK8MXN1Y/FYZZ2C5IK8MXN1Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/Z2C5/IK8MXN1Y/FYZZ2C5IK8MXN1Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/Z2C5/IK8MXN1Y/FYZZ2C5IK8MXN1Y.SMALL.jpg nlewkowitz I really liked Dan Chen's Instructable Ex Machina Sound Reactive LED Wall. It was so easy to follow, and the results were great. I created version using cardboard and vellum, as you can see in the image with the red LED lights in the middle - note the Arduino and breadboard hanging off the side.The ...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:55:50 PST
Laser Cutting Table - The Better Version http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutting-Table-the-Better-Version/
Laser Cutting Table - The Better Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/3HSN/IJSUZEG7/FDR3HSNIJSUZEG7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/3HSN/IJSUZEG7/FDR3HSNIJSUZEG7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/3HSN/IJSUZEG7/FDR3HSNIJSUZEG7.SMALL.jpg vstrulev What: In short the laser cutting table, presented in this article, is made of two pieces of 1" square aluminum tubes held together by three 3/8" bolts, Kanthal wire used for providing actual surface for the table, a ruler and few 3/8" nuts. The bolts used for both: holding two tubes together and tig...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 23:26:37 PST
Full Spectrum Laser Cutter Safety and Operation http://www.instructables.com/id/Full-Spectrum-Laser-Cutter-Safety-and-Operation/
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Fri, 8 Jan 2016 08:00:39 PST
Palm Mounted Hand Flamethrower - Mk. 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Palm-Mounted-Hand-Flamethrower-Mk-3/
Palm Mounted Hand Flamethrower - Mk. 3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/PCTH/IIOUM9L2/FNXPCTHIIOUM9L2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/PCTH/IIOUM9L2/FNXPCTHIIOUM9L2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/PCTH/IIOUM9L2/FNXPCTHIIOUM9L2.SMALL.jpg fozzy13 I enjoy fire. It's exciting and vibrant, with and ever-present danger that makes it that much more fun. There's nothing quite like being able to hold fire in your hand, or shoot fire from your hands for that matter. This is my third project on that quest to control fire.This is THE perfect additi...
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 20:29:49 PST
The Any Theme Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Any-Theme-Nightlight/
The Any Theme Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/UCRB/IIDF3YH9/F02UCRBIIDF3YH9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/UCRB/IIDF3YH9/F02UCRBIIDF3YH9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F02/UCRB/IIDF3YH9/F02UCRBIIDF3YH9.SMALL.jpg yamiakuma I am very proud of this project it took me 6 weeks to finish it that was because I did not have much of an idea how the circuits worked or the machines, when I first started, but now I believe the possibilities are endless with this light. Rather than, using ninja turtles like I did for the pictures...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 07:23:56 PST
Facebook Like Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Facebook-Like-Monitor/
Facebook Like Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/2BS9/IHRLDPEJ/FV12BS9IHRLDPEJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/2BS9/IHRLDPEJ/FV12BS9IHRLDPEJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/2BS9/IHRLDPEJ/FV12BS9IHRLDPEJ.SMALL.jpg __loovee__ It’s funny that I had made many monitorsrecently, for different situation. If you are interested about those instructables, put hand on the below link. Missed Call MonitorKickstarter MonitorInstructables MonitorHere share my new monitor, a Facebook monitor. It really feel good when you get a like fr...
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Fri, 4 Dec 2015 12:09:47 PST
Cavity wall's socket repair (SocketCncFix) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cavity-walls-socket-repair-SocketCncFix/
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Thu, 3 Dec 2015 12:05:11 PST
DIY a Missing Call Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-a-Missing-Call-Monitor/
DIY a Missing Call Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/VQGL/IHP90M90/F92VQGLIHP90M90.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/VQGL/IHP90M90/F92VQGLIHP90M90.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/VQGL/IHP90M90/F92VQGLIHP90M90.SMALL.jpg __loovee__ This is a love light made with WIO Link that when you missed your honey or someone special calls, It will automatically turn the light into red. And it will turn green again until you call back. What’s more you don’t need any programing.My girlfriend and I are in two different cities, the phone is o...
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Thu, 3 Dec 2015 02:43:46 PST
Classic Cardboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Classic-Cardboard/
Classic Cardboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/JXER/IH2BRW3F/FTQJXERIH2BRW3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/JXER/IH2BRW3F/FTQJXERIH2BRW3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTQ/JXER/IH2BRW3F/FTQJXERIH2BRW3F.SMALL.jpg janth After some lenses arrived at the fablab (special thanks to iMoox) it was time to finally build my own google cardboard. Since the new cardboard seems to be a little bit big for the ipone 6s i decided to go for the first version, and when i'm already at a classic version of the cardboard, i can also ...
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Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:13:28 PST
Laser Cutter Rebuild http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cutter-Rebuild/
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 14:25:43 PST
Prepare a color image for laser engraving http://www.instructables.com/id/Prepare-a-color-image-for-laser-engraving/
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Mon, 9 Nov 2015 00:06:11 PST
Faking a Color 3d Print http://www.instructables.com/id/Faking-a-Color-3d-Print/
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Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:39:54 PDT
DIY Laser Cut Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-Cut-Lamp/
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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 06:43:39 PDT
DIY a Retro Wooden Lamp with BBG http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-a-Retro-Wooden-Lamp-with-BBG/
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 02:30:54 PDT
Cartridge extruder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cartridge-extruder/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:05:55 PDT
3D Printed Stepper Motor V1.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Stepper-Motor-V11/
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Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:47:36 PDT
Computer case drawer unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-case-drawer-unit/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 18:20:55 PDT
Business Card Phone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Business-Card-Phone-Stand/
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 11:13:47 PDT
Firework Control Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Firework-Control-Module/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 05:39:56 PDT
Acrylic LED pendant http://www.instructables.com/id/Acrylic-LED-pendant/
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 10:19:12 PDT
How to: Huge Baymax LED Halftone Wall Art http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Huge-Baymax-LED-Halftone-Wall-Art/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 16:08:07 PDT
ZelosLaser Cutter 2.0 : Open Source, Sturdy & Versatile http://www.instructables.com/id/ZelosLaser-Engraver/
ZelosLaser Cutter 2.0 : Open Source, Sturdy & Versatile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5R/E87E/ICPP3S57/F5RE87EICPP3S57.SMALL.jpg zelos11 I start to plan the ZelosLaser Engraver with the goal of a well-built, Open Soft and Hardware Machine.The ZelosLaser Engraver is affordable, with a compact design and the perfect entry for the Daily Hobbyist. It is easy to build. even for the non Hobbyist.Please never forget that the laser can cause...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 18:47:23 PDT
Spinning Wheel Business Card (or Mother's Day card!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Wheel-Mothers-Day-Card-or-Business-Card/
Spinning Wheel Business Card (or Mother's Day card!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/K7DQ/IA56QDNG/F9YK7DQIA56QDNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/K7DQ/IA56QDNG/F9YK7DQIA56QDNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/K7DQ/IA56QDNG/F9YK7DQIA56QDNG.SMALL.jpg dstmartinmaker With three layers of materials and a little thinking you can create a spinning wheel card that fits almost any need. I wanted a unique way to describe what I do for my business card, but quickly realized I could use the same format to create a fun and interesting card to describe my amazing mother!F...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:20:16 PDT
Raspberry Pi Case Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Case-Fan/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 12:17:22 PDT
Disco ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Disco-ball-1/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 04:07:28 PDT
Spin Art Machine Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Spin-Art-Machine-Kit/
Spin Art Machine Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F11/BAFH/I6W2UWWK/F11BAFHI6W2UWWK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F11/BAFH/I6W2UWWK/F11BAFHI6W2UWWK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F11/BAFH/I6W2UWWK/F11BAFHI6W2UWWK.SMALL.jpg tatiang Overview: A Spin Art machine allows you to spin a piece of paper very quickly and drop different colored paint onto it to create a splatter effect. This project uses a laser-cut kit I designed as well as basic electronics components. Goal: Students are able to build a battery-powered Spin Art machi...
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:07:31 PST
Pinkie Pie Cake Topper http://www.instructables.com/id/Pinkie-Pie-Cake-Topper/
Pinkie Pie Cake Topper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/I7WO/I6RT1TCR/FZBI7WOI6RT1TCR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/I7WO/I6RT1TCR/FZBI7WOI6RT1TCR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/I7WO/I6RT1TCR/FZBI7WOI6RT1TCR.SMALL.jpg jedii72 My daughter loves My Little Pony and the offshoot Equestria Girls. She is six. For her seventh birthday she wanted an Equestria Girls birthday cake. So I used my laser cutter to engrave some acrylic with the image, 3D printed a base, soldered some LEDs, and attached a 3D printed battery holder. M...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:00:27 PST
3D Laser Cut Framed Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Laser-Cut-Framed-Painting/
3D Laser Cut Framed Painting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/909Y/I6SNUNAV/F1K909YI6SNUNAV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/909Y/I6SNUNAV/F1K909YI6SNUNAV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/909Y/I6SNUNAV/F1K909YI6SNUNAV.SMALL.jpg marinelaArt Hi again all!!!As promised in my first Instructable "Laser Cut Fine Art" it's time to share my new idea. I couldn't wait for this one.I really like laser cutters, and I'm always looking for other ways how I can incorporate them with my art without spending a lot of additional time and effort. For th...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:56:33 PST
Lasercut Tree Ring Coasters http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-Tree-Ring-Coasters/
Lasercut Tree Ring Coasters - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/G6E9/I6GCVKY4/FAMG6E9I6GCVKY4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/G6E9/I6GCVKY4/FAMG6E9I6GCVKY4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAM/G6E9/I6GCVKY4/FAMG6E9I6GCVKY4.SMALL.jpg shurly Working at an architecture office, you can amass lots of small samples of various materials. It's a time-honored tradition to put a mug on top of one and call it a coaster, but that would make for a very short instructable. I chose to personalize mine and make then less sample-y by laser-etching tre...
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 07:39:53 PST
DIY Planetary Gearbox for Nema17 Stepper motor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Planetary-Gearbox-for-Nema17-Stepper-motor/
DIY Planetary Gearbox for Nema17 Stepper motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/4I2R/I6EXFRZS/FS64I2RI6EXFRZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/4I2R/I6EXFRZS/FS64I2RI6EXFRZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/4I2R/I6EXFRZS/FS64I2RI6EXFRZS.SMALL.jpg janth I wanted to build a small and light gearbox for a stepper motor (used as excuse: for building a light extruder for a 3D printer - didn't trust the bowden setup, and the scavenged driver might not have enough torque for a direct drive - real cause: playing around with the lasercutter :-)I decided to ...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:49:55 PST
An Anti-VDay Vibe http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Anti-VDay-Vibe/
An Anti-VDay Vibe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/ZKEC/I60019XW/FM0ZKECI60019XW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/ZKEC/I60019XW/FM0ZKECI60019XW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM0/ZKEC/I60019XW/FM0ZKECI60019XW.SMALL.jpg reinventmdh If the love fest around VDay is starting to get on your nerves, or if the plastic consumerist story makes you feel a little ill, I've put together a couple of cards to give VDay the finger.The folks at Instructables have (perhaps not unreasonably) asked me to obscure a certain word in the photos. I...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:26:23 PST
Laser Cut Fine Art! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Fine-Art/
Laser Cut Fine Art! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/RE64/I5BRWQSY/F1WRE64I5BRWQSY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/RE64/I5BRWQSY/F1WRE64I5BRWQSY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/RE64/I5BRWQSY/F1WRE64I5BRWQSY.SMALL.jpg marinelaArt Hi all!!This is my first Instructable, and hopefully one of many more in the future!Lets start.In this Instructable I would like to show you how easy is to create some unique Art, art that involves wood and can be hanged on a wall just like any other painting.Wood is such a great material, and we ha...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:01:02 PST
Electronic Windchimes http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Windchimes/
Electronic Windchimes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/9S5T/I50XDL0I/FMV9S5TI50XDL0I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/9S5T/I50XDL0I/FMV9S5TI50XDL0I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMV/9S5T/I50XDL0I/FMV9S5TI50XDL0I.SMALL.jpg smalltortoise For more projects and a summary follow up from our January build night, please see this thread!I wanted to make a windchime that uses all 18 signals on the MaKey MaKey to control instruments and knob tweaks in music software like FL Studio or Linux MultiMedia Studio (LMMS).With feedback and help fro...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 03:07:12 PST
Industrial ASMR: Mining Epilog Laser Cutters for Sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-ASMR-Mining-Epilog-Laser-Cutters-for-So/
Industrial ASMR: Mining Epilog Laser Cutters for Sound - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/F3NB/I4YTMH4S/FNJF3NBI4YTMH4S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/F3NB/I4YTMH4S/FNJF3NBI4YTMH4S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/F3NB/I4YTMH4S/FNJF3NBI4YTMH4S.SMALL.jpg qdot Epilog laser cutters are amazingly handy for cutting/etching plywood, acrylic, and other materials. However, while that's all well and good, their role as minimal techno production machines is widely underrepresented. It's time to fix that. Equipment Overview and Setup As for all of these project...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:51:26 PST
Hydrophobic Drumpad, for MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydrophobic-Drumpad-for-MaKey-MaKey/
Hydrophobic Drumpad, for MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/UKDS/I50XP2ZZ/F9BUKDSI50XP2ZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/UKDS/I50XP2ZZ/F9BUKDSI50XP2ZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9B/UKDS/I50XP2ZZ/F9BUKDSI50XP2ZZ.SMALL.jpg smalltortoise Hydrophobic Drumpad, for MaKey MaKeyFor more projects and a summary follow up from our January build night, please see this thread!This is a pretty simple project, and you don't even have to have a laser cutter like we used. If you have a printer and a pair of scissors, you can get this project acco...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:07:45 PST
Cardboard Reindeer Head Light Show http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Reindeer-Head-Light-Show/
Cardboard Reindeer Head Light Show - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/P995/I4CMNQLV/FYVP995I4CMNQLV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/P995/I4CMNQLV/FYVP995I4CMNQLV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/P995/I4CMNQLV/FYVP995I4CMNQLV.SMALL.jpg rocketmanofslz During the Winter Holiday, families flock to neighborhoods to see houses decked with boughs of holly (lights synchronized to holiday music). Here's an opportunity to bring the magic of outdoor light shows indoors.This Instructable addresses the need of syncing lights with holiday music on a smaller...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 23:20:44 PST
Oversized Music Chest, for MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Oversized-Enclosure-Box-for-MaKey-MaKey/
Oversized Music Chest, for MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/DPW0/I50XP0QO/FBUDPW0I50XP0QO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/DPW0/I50XP0QO/FBUDPW0I50XP0QO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBU/DPW0/I50XP0QO/FBUDPW0I50XP0QO.SMALL.jpg smalltortoise This is an Oversized Music Chest, for MaKey MaKey.For more projects and a summary follow up from our January build night, please see this thread!SHORT SUMMARY:This is an oversized chest to house a MaKey MaKey, wires, parts, supplies, and small tools. The chest itself can also be a kind of meta MaKey...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:52:03 PST
Design and laser cut coasters (includes chlorophyll coaster vector file) http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-and-laser-cut-coasters-includes-chlorophyll/
Design and laser cut coasters (includes chlorophyll coaster vector file) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/12K1/I3BHCOYY/FCI12K1I3BHCOYY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/12K1/I3BHCOYY/FCI12K1I3BHCOYY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/12K1/I3BHCOYY/FCI12K1I3BHCOYY.SMALL.jpg jayludden This Instructable focuses primarily on how to design a laser-cuttable coaster in Illustrator and only briefly touches on how to use a laser cutter. You can either follow along to design your own, or download the pdf/ai file to get laser cutting!Materials: computer Adobe Illustrator (or other vector ...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 13:02:55 PST
Laser Etch Rubber Stamps for a Drone Stamp Revolution! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etch-Rubber-Stamps-for-a-Drone-Stamp-Revolut/
Laser Etch Rubber Stamps for a Drone Stamp Revolution! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/S1GQ/I395S936/F8XS1GQI395S936.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/S1GQ/I395S936/F8XS1GQI395S936.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/S1GQ/I395S936/F8XS1GQI395S936.SMALL.jpg delappe "In Drones We Trust" is participatory art project inviting volunteers from across the United States, and around the world, to rubber stamp a tiny image of an MQ1 Predator Drone onto the surface of their money. You can learn more about the project here and see hundreds of examples of drone stamped c...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 19:26:17 PST
Lasercut cardboard dinosaurs http://www.instructables.com/id/Lasercut-cardboard-dinosaurs/
Lasercut cardboard dinosaurs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/E0MP/I32WJBJV/F0ME0MPI32WJBJV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/E0MP/I32WJBJV/F0ME0MPI32WJBJV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/E0MP/I32WJBJV/F0ME0MPI32WJBJV.SMALL.jpg jayludden These four piece friction-fit dinosaurs take about 2 minutes each to cut out of cardboard.Materials:Laser cutter (although you could probably also do it with an exacto knife.)Cardboard (from a shipping box) -- 1/16 inch plywood and acrylic also work with tweakingAdobe Illustrator (or Inkscape or any...
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:47:12 PST
PCB plastic mask etching with CO2 laser http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-plastic-mask-etching-with-CO2-laser/
PCB plastic mask etching with CO2 laser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/M68F/I2ELYRO4/FNUM68FI2ELYRO4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/M68F/I2ELYRO4/FNUM68FI2ELYRO4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/M68F/I2ELYRO4/FNUM68FI2ELYRO4.SMALL.jpg PAD-Le-Temeraire This instructable is completely based on : http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-PCB-Prototy...with one improvement : in step 1 replace the flat black spray paint (Krylon brand) by a plasifier i. e. a spray acrylic varnish (in french "plastifiant"). Spray uniform and thin plastifier mask Clean ...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:52:23 PST
Laser Cut Phone Stand Multi-tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Phone-Stand-Multi-tool/
Laser Cut Phone Stand Multi-tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/KNHM/I2CV5J2A/FZVKNHMI2CV5J2A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/KNHM/I2CV5J2A/FZVKNHMI2CV5J2A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/KNHM/I2CV5J2A/FZVKNHMI2CV5J2A.SMALL.jpg Hoodnj In this instructable I will show you how to make a laser cut phone stand. Its small and portable and easy to use, plus it has some additional features. Its simple to make and very customizable to fit your needs.For this project you will need:WoodA Laser CutterA computer with AutoCADWood GlueSandpape...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:36:38 PST
Repair a Universal Laser Cutter Lens holder with Sugru! http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-a-Universal-Laser-Cutter-Lens-holder-with-S/
Repair a Universal Laser Cutter Lens holder with Sugru! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/62HS/I1YTYNMX/FRR62HSI1YTYNMX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/62HS/I1YTYNMX/FRR62HSI1YTYNMX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/62HS/I1YTYNMX/FRR62HSI1YTYNMX.SMALL.jpg atxhackerspace Over at ATX Hackerspace we have a Universal PLS 6.60 laser cutter, circa 2008. It's a great laser cutter, but with the use and abuse we give it day in and out ... the lenses break and wear out. A replacement lens from Universal Lasers can cost upwards of $300. That's a lot of money for a hackers...
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 09:32:17 PDT
Convert STL to DXF using Open Source tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-STL-to-DXF-using-Open-Source-tools/
Convert STL to DXF using Open Source tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/4H5X/I12KEMMH/FJO4H5XI12KEMMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/4H5X/I12KEMMH/FJO4H5XI12KEMMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/4H5X/I12KEMMH/FJO4H5XI12KEMMH.SMALL.jpg hemalchevli BackgroundI recently did an arduino workshop at Makers Asylum, I also took my DSO nano v3 to show how PWM works. Came back home and found the stand for the DSO was missing. Also the one that came with the DSO was not good. So I decided to make one. I thought of designing it my self from scratch, but...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 04:51:16 PDT
The MicroSlice V2 Aurum | A gold mini laser cutter & engraver. http://www.instructables.com/id/The-MicroSlice-V2-Aurum-A-gold-mini-laser-cutter-e/
The MicroSlice V2 Aurum | A gold mini laser cutter & engraver. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/0V2O/I11YV21N/FSG0V2OI11YV21N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/0V2O/I11YV21N/FSG0V2OI11YV21N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/0V2O/I11YV21N/FSG0V2OI11YV21N.SMALL.jpg SilverJimny The MicroSlice story began back in 2013 with an entry into the Instructables 2013 RadioShack Microcontroller Contest. The MicroSlice V1 won the Grand Prize and set the foundations for a successful Kickstarter Campaign a few months later.It has been an exciting past year and the MicroSlice has evolve...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:36:14 PDT
Rotary Vending Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Vending-Prototype/
Rotary Vending Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/AUNZ/HZMJ56Z5/FK4AUNZHZMJ56Z5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/AUNZ/HZMJ56Z5/FK4AUNZHZMJ56Z5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/AUNZ/HZMJ56Z5/FK4AUNZHZMJ56Z5.SMALL.jpg kenshin1 This tutorial explains how to build and program an online operated rotary dispensing machine that could be used in a variety of applications including vending products. This is the next step of development towards an open source vending machine since our last instrucatable located here. You may noti...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 07:26:34 PDT
Arduino Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Calculator/
Arduino Calculator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SMALL.jpg Kale_3d In this Instructable I will show you how to make an Arduino calculator that is just as good as any other calculator (well... sort of). Even though it's probably not practical due to it's size, repetitive use of the equals button (due to the lack of keys), and cost (You can probably buy a calculator ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:33:01 PDT
DIY Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Tracker/
DIY Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ7/OWX4/HZ13HHWO/FZ7OWX4HZ13HHWO.SMALL.jpg pdaniel7 Introduction We aim to introduce young students to engineering and teach them about solar energy; by having them build a Helios as part of their curriculum. There is an effort in engineering to push energy generation away from the use of fossil fuels and towards greener alternatives. One option for ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:42:23 PDT
Soul In A Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Soul-In-A-Jar/
Soul In A Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/DC4B/HYVDQWOS/FZVDC4BHYVDQWOS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/DC4B/HYVDQWOS/FZVDC4BHYVDQWOS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/DC4B/HYVDQWOS/FZVDC4BHYVDQWOS.SMALL.jpg appleman123987 In this instructable I will show you how to make a soul in a jar. A soul in a jar Is a laser engraved jar with blinking and fading leds that make the laser engraved face look illuminated. Parts And Tools Here are the parts and tools needed to make this project:Small glass jar that can fit in a la...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:52 PDT