Instructables: exploring - technology - lego http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:07:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino/Twitter Mets Apple http://www.instructables.com/id/Twitter-Activated-Home-Run-Indicator/
Arduino/Twitter Mets Apple - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/VBPX/HY12IMVY/FKOVBPXHY12IMVY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/VBPX/HY12IMVY/FKOVBPXHY12IMVY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/VBPX/HY12IMVY/FKOVBPXHY12IMVY.SMALL.jpg ProfMuggs Whenever I go to Citi Field with my kids to see the Mets, they go crazy for the Home Run Apple.To me, the Apple is part of what makes baseball exciting for kids. Even though my kids may not watch most of the games, I still enjoy bringing them along. The Home Run Apple started popping out of a top ha...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:36:42 PDT
How to use an Android device and Lego NXT to build a Two-Wheel Self-Balancing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-an-Android-device-and-Lego-NXT-to-build/
How to use an Android device and Lego NXT to build a Two-Wheel Self-Balancing Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/HSVQ/HXLD7HRL/FW4HSVQHXLD7HRL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/HSVQ/HXLD7HRL/FW4HSVQHXLD7HRL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/HSVQ/HXLD7HRL/FW4HSVQHXLD7HRL.SMALL.jpg HippoDevices Today, I will teach you how to make an Android powered and controlled Two-Wheel Self-Balancing robot with Lego NXT. Firstly, let's see a testing video for the final robot. Here is another testing on the slope: To build this robot, all the things you need are list below:- Two Android devi...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:12:25 PDT
Twitter monitoring toy built with LEGO & Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Twitter-monitoring-toy-built-with-LEGO-Arduino/
Twitter monitoring toy built with LEGO & Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/T9QZ/HXIKC3AZ/FQFT9QZHXIKC3AZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/T9QZ/HXIKC3AZ/FQFT9QZHXIKC3AZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/T9QZ/HXIKC3AZ/FQFT9QZHXIKC3AZ.SMALL.jpg brianfit This is an animated LEGO toy which monitors twitter and celebrates each time it finds a new occurrence of the hashtag #BLOCKSHELL by sounding a bell, flashing a light, and sending a little minfigure activist dude up the superstructure of an Arctic oil rig. (The minifig dude is celebrating because he...
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Sun, 13 Jul 2014 06:55:01 PDT
Adaptable lego phone case http://www.instructables.com/id/Adaptable-lego-phone-case/
Adaptable lego phone case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/9S41/HXDEBKQH/FYD9S41HXDEBKQH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/9S41/HXDEBKQH/FYD9S41HXDEBKQH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/9S41/HXDEBKQH/FYD9S41HXDEBKQH.SMALL.jpg zepherocity this cool and functional lego case is not only awesome but also insanely funny Get the pieces I have so many legos it was hard to find the right ones. the picture at the top shows the legos you need. the sweet thing about this is you can change the design to fit all phones. Assembly of the but...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 10:22:22 PDT
DIY Lego Raspberry Pi + Usb hub Case http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lego-Raspberry-Pi-Usb-hub-Case/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 11:18:25 PDT
How to make a LEGO® phone/tablet charger http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-LEGO-phonetablet-charger/
How to make a LEGO® phone/tablet charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/2N2Y/HX7OXA3R/FK32N2YHX7OXA3R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/2N2Y/HX7OXA3R/FK32N2YHX7OXA3R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/2N2Y/HX7OXA3R/FK32N2YHX7OXA3R.SMALL.jpg futurenavyseal an IHome based design to hold your phone while its charging. It can hold tablets, but you might want toake the base a little wider. Making the Charging Block - you will need Lego's and a USB charger cable for your device.(I used android) You will also want a USB to wall adapter.- as seen in the p...
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Fri, 4 Jul 2014 09:48:21 PDT
Lego AA Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-AA-Battery-Holder/
Lego AA Battery Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/DHRQ/HX69SAGN/FF2DHRQHX69SAGN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/DHRQ/HX69SAGN/FF2DHRQHX69SAGN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/DHRQ/HX69SAGN/FF2DHRQHX69SAGN.SMALL.jpg flaminggames888 This is a lego AA Battery Holder to replace store bought battery holders. It can hold 2 AA Batteries which are connected in series to add voltage. Intended Purpose:To replace store bought holders to power small electronic fans or leds. Quick Description: - Lego Built - 2 AA Batteries in Series - Che...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 13:31:46 PDT
Introduction: 3 Bin Dispenser Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-3-Bin-Dispenser-Design/
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 12:57:52 PDT
DIY Lego USB Flashdrive http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lego-USB-Flashdrive/
DIY Lego USB Flashdrive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/UYVD/HX5H5HUB/FSDUYVDHX5H5HUB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/UYVD/HX5H5HUB/FSDUYVDHX5H5HUB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/UYVD/HX5H5HUB/FSDUYVDHX5H5HUB.SMALL.jpg CarterBond Are you a fan of Legos? Need a case for that small USB device, such as a flash drive or a USB dongle. Your at the right place. This project is somewhat simple to do, you just need some basic skills with a couple of tools! Lets get started! Gather Your Supplies What you need: Lego Brick-(I used a ...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 01:00:35 PDT
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) http://www.instructables.com/id/R-Pi-control-Android-iPhone-via-OSC/
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SMALL.jpg Greg0reo To start off this project I would like to explain how all this will work. We will be using a form of communication called OSC (Open Sound Control) and an app called "TouchOSC" which is available on the Google Play and Apple app store, along with pyOSC. What we will do is the following:- Create a sui...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:04:26 PDT
BugzBot (Lego improved BrushBot) http://www.instructables.com/id/BugzBot-Lego-improved-BrushBot/
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:53:04 PDT
Making a Third Hand with Lego Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Third-Hand-with-Lego-Parts/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:24:35 PDT
Micro Manager pressure sensor with Oogoo grenade http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-Manager-pressure-sensor-with-Oogoo-grenade/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 11:41:03 PDT
Lego Micro-Manager Target Practice http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Micro-Manager-Target-Practice/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 19:43:10 PDT
Laser Cut Lego Briefcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Lego-Briefcase/
Laser Cut Lego Briefcase - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/GLDP/HUEEM1TP/FJNGLDPHUEEM1TP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/GLDP/HUEEM1TP/FJNGLDPHUEEM1TP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/GLDP/HUEEM1TP/FJNGLDPHUEEM1TP.SMALL.gif SLOMakerSpace As Lego fans, one of my 5 year old's biggest problems is transporting them!  Although the Millenium Falcon zipper Lego case is great, it's fairly small and doesn't allow for a build platform.  So, the Lego Briefcase was born. The design is adapted from nikoala3's awesome "Secret Compartment Chess S...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 02:14:29 PDT
BrickPi Bookreader: Digitize Books With Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/BrickPi-Bookreader-Digitize-Books-With-Mindstorms-/
BrickPi Bookreader: Digitize Books With Mindstorms and Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/GL4Q/HUM3HZUX/FS4GL4QHUM3HZUX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/GL4Q/HUM3HZUX/FS4GL4QHUM3HZUX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS4/GL4Q/HUM3HZUX/FS4GL4QHUM3HZUX.SMALL.jpg dexter_industries A few months ago, we made a Book reader powered by the BrickPi which had the ability to read pages from your Kindle. There was a huge response to the project. But what everyone really wanted was a bookreader that could read a real paper book.Here we present to you the BrickPi Bookreader 2 which can...
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Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:02:21 PDT
Building a Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Robot/
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 05:23:31 PDT
Cheap Taser Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Taser-Gun/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:18:20 PDT
BrickPi Bookreader http://www.instructables.com/id/BrickPi-Bookreader/
BrickPi Bookreader - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/7QAN/HU54NK85/FI27QANHU54NK85.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/7QAN/HU54NK85/FI27QANHU54NK85.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/7QAN/HU54NK85/FI27QANHU54NK85.SMALL.jpg dexter_industries Wouldn't it be nice of someone read you a book aloud when you were feeling lazy to read it yourself? Have you ever wanted to get that Kindle Book into another format, or just copy the text? Have you ever wanted to get all of your highlights or notes off your Kindle? In this project we make an ...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 05:50:24 PDT
Mega Bloks/ Lego Minifigures Stands http://www.instructables.com/id/Mega-Bloks-Lego-Minifigures-Stands/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/G0H6/HTG5GXMR/FL8G0H6HTG5GXMR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/G0H6/HTG5GXMR/FL8G0H6HTG5GXMR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/G0H6/HTG5GXMR/FL8G0H6HTG5GXMR.SMALL.jpg RS Industries There are many times where I find myself wanting to display my Mega Bloks Halo minifigs but they keep falling over because they have no stand holding them up. So as a solution I took one of the stands I and got the measurements of the stands. I created a 3D model of the stand that is pretty close to...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:39:32 PDT
LINUS: The line following robot http://www.instructables.com/id/LINUS-The-line-following-robot/
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:32:49 PDT
Browser Controlled Bot http://www.instructables.com/id/Browser-Controlled-Bot/
Browser Controlled Bot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/N1FK/HSVH09ZJ/FBEN1FKHSVH09ZJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/N1FK/HSVH09ZJ/FBEN1FKHSVH09ZJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBE/N1FK/HSVH09ZJ/FBEN1FKHSVH09ZJ.SMALL.jpg dexter_industries We would like to introduce the BrowserBot: a project at Dexter Industries to turn the Raspberry Pi into a robot.“The browserBot” is a web-browser controller robot using the BrickPi. With this project, we demonstrate how to control a BrickPi robot directly from the browser of any computer, tablet, o...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:56:46 PDT
Lego Raspberry Pi case http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Raspberry-Pi-case-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/NLXN/HSM524N1/FAXNLXNHSM524N1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/NLXN/HSM524N1/FAXNLXNHSM524N1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/NLXN/HSM524N1/FAXNLXNHSM524N1.SMALL.jpg Wolfgar77 Built a Lego Raspberry Pi case per the instructions here http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Raspberry-Pi-Case/ I had to improvise but i had a big box of my kids' Legos at my disposal and mine now has a cool hood ornament. Took me about an hour to bulid, and most of that time was looking for accept...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:19:21 PDT
Lego + Sugru Panel Mount Connectors (with RetroPie case as example) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Sugru-Panel-Mount-Connectors-with-RetroPie-ca/
Lego + Sugru Panel Mount Connectors (with RetroPie case as example) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/1N28/HSE93LL1/FZ81N28HSE93LL1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/1N28/HSE93LL1/FZ81N28HSE93LL1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/1N28/HSE93LL1/FZ81N28HSE93LL1.SMALL.jpg Ben Finio Update 3/16/2014: thanks to everyone who voted for this project in the Game.Life 4 contest! The motivation for this project came when I combined my Raspberry Pi voice-controlled electrical outlets with a RetroPie. Due to the number of peripherals and cables involved (a powered USB hub, microphone, ...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:04:54 PST
SimpleBot - A Lego bot with Raspberry Pi at heart http://www.instructables.com/id/SimpleBot-A-Lego-bot-with-Raspberry-Pi-at-heart/
SimpleBot - A Lego bot with Raspberry Pi at heart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/QDIV/HS9YDCX3/F6HQDIVHS9YDCX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/QDIV/HS9YDCX3/F6HQDIVHS9YDCX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/QDIV/HS9YDCX3/F6HQDIVHS9YDCX3.SMALL.jpg dexter_industries SimpleBot is the simplest BrickPi model. With a total of 46 parts(most of them are connectors) and two motors. A minimalist design, it uses as few parts as possible. SimpleBot is a great place to start for a first robot with the BrickPi! ​Bill of Materials: Here is a detailed Bill of Materials...
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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 00:18:05 PST
NX3D http://www.instructables.com/id/NX3D/
NX3D - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE2.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SQUARE.png http://www.instructables.com/static/defaultIMG/default.SMALL.gif Carter Car This is lego 3d printer! This printer is able to print in hot glue. All of the peices are lego except the hot glue gun. The nx3d is able to go on the x and y axis.
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 08:15:10 PST
Lego USB http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-USB-3/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:26:02 PST
Lego Lights! http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Lights/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 19:46:20 PST
littleBits Sample Rotator http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Sample-Rotator/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:16:31 PST
Lego Technic Car with Arduino + XBee Wireless Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Technic-Car-with-Arduino-XBee-Wireless-Contro/
Lego Technic Car with Arduino + XBee Wireless Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/HO8A/HQEA4X2P/FXSHO8AHQEA4X2P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/HO8A/HQEA4X2P/FXSHO8AHQEA4X2P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/HO8A/HQEA4X2P/FXSHO8AHQEA4X2P.SMALL.jpg nfrith I was perusing Instructables one fine winter Saturday, when my 8 yo son came in and peered over my shoulder and saw this: http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Lego-Car/ by sath02. My son is a huge fan of all things Lego, and loves robots and cars, and this was right up his alley. He immediately put i...
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:47:43 PST
Build a mechanical Lego Binary Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-mechanical-Lego-Binary-Calculator/
Build a mechanical Lego Binary Calculator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/VO7T/HQ8OLJUN/FZDVO7THQ8OLJUN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/VO7T/HQ8OLJUN/FZDVO7THQ8OLJUN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/VO7T/HQ8OLJUN/FZDVO7THQ8OLJUN.SMALL.jpg hifatpeople I decided to take the time to design this as a Christmas gift for my stepmother, who is a math teacher.  That would be why it is Christmas colored.  After a day or three of hours put into designing it (and the case), I find out that Lego doesn't let you order your designs from their digital designer...
By: hifatpeople

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Thu, 9 Jan 2014 19:09:01 PST
How to fix LEGO M motor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-LEGO-M-motor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/PWR4/HQ2XST1P/FZEPWR4HQ2XST1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/PWR4/HQ2XST1P/FZEPWR4HQ2XST1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/PWR4/HQ2XST1P/FZEPWR4HQ2XST1P.SMALL.jpg vadiaz I explained how to open fix and assemble back a LEGO M motor
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 16:32:17 PST
Tinyduino LEGO GPS battery powered Logger DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Tinyduino-LEGO-GPS-battery-powered-Logger-DIY/
Tinyduino LEGO GPS battery powered Logger DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/9M07/HPQO9KHF/FB09M07HPQO9KHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/9M07/HPQO9KHF/FB09M07HPQO9KHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/9M07/HPQO9KHF/FB09M07HPQO9KHF.SMALL.jpg crackopl Hi All :) It's us again. And when I mean "us" - it means me and PS. We have decided to share with you some of our recent project that we're working on. This is part of the project we're working on but it's "a working part" therefore if your idea is to have pocket size GPS logger that can be powered...
By: crackopl

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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 07:46:20 PST
Change LEGO Power Functions motor wiring - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-LEGO-Power-Functions-motor-wiring-Arduino/
Change LEGO Power Functions motor wiring - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/CC1C/HPEG6L68/FX8CC1CHPEG6L68.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/CC1C/HPEG6L68/FX8CC1CHPEG6L68.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/CC1C/HPEG6L68/FX8CC1CHPEG6L68.SMALL.jpg script_coded In this Instructable i will show you how to open up a LEGO Power Functions Motor and change the wiring to fit a Arduino or any other micro controller.Parts:1x LEGO Power Functions Motor1x Soldering ironA small screwdriver2x Small wires Remove the small screw under the motor Use a small screwdr...
By: script_coded

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Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:46:19 PST
Lego Mindstorms NXT Volume Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Mindstorms-NXT-Volume-Calculator/
Lego Mindstorms NXT Volume Calculator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNG/H9JA/HP0CRLZA/FNGH9JAHP0CRLZA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNG/H9JA/HP0CRLZA/FNGH9JAHP0CRLZA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNG/H9JA/HP0CRLZA/FNGH9JAHP0CRLZA.SMALL.jpg Chikpeas Brother This easy device will calculate the volume of any simple object. It's very easy to build, and lots of fun to use. If you like this, please vote. I could really use the prizes for my workshop. :) Building Add 4 black and 2 blue connectors to an L-bracket. (Pictured at bottom) Then insert one black...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 01:02:31 PST
lego mindstorm NXT Snow college challenge http://www.instructables.com/id/lego-mindstorm-NXT-Snow-college-challenge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/N4YV/HOSLKR8R/FNMN4YVHOSLKR8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/N4YV/HOSLKR8R/FNMN4YVHOSLKR8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/N4YV/HOSLKR8R/FNMN4YVHOSLKR8R.SMALL.jpg itsmylife10173 This robot was for my eng 1000 class at snow college the object of the chanenge was to drive up the stairs into a square push the orange cans (hunters) out of the square pick up the white can (rabbit) and bring it back over the stairs. robot made and programmed by Zach Harris and M...
By: itsmylife10173

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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 10:56:54 PST
Motion tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-tracker/
Motion tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/7IO3/HOPQDKNT/FXD7IO3HOPQDKNT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/7IO3/HOPQDKNT/FXD7IO3HOPQDKNT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/7IO3/HOPQDKNT/FXD7IO3HOPQDKNT.SMALL.jpg michaelgohjs Motion tracking done with a webcam and some Lego This is just a very crude design (especially the hardware), but you can apply the things you learn here to a more polish and solid setup too. You can also add a gun/rocket launcher/cannon as many of you would think about it For this project the ...
By: michaelgohjs

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Tue, 3 Dec 2013 08:55:10 PST
Proof-of-concept Robot arm and controls (Lego nxt) http://www.instructables.com/id/Proof-of-concept-Robot-arm-and-controls-Lego-nxt/
Proof-of-concept Robot arm and controls (Lego nxt) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/6EX0/HOHYEQ7U/F6V6EX0HOHYEQ7U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/6EX0/HOHYEQ7U/F6V6EX0HOHYEQ7U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6V/6EX0/HOHYEQ7U/F6V6EX0HOHYEQ7U.SMALL.jpg michaelgohjs Here is a little proof-of-concept project I did. The idea is to have a robot  that is able to mimic the user's movements.  For now the robot and control only consist of the arm. The arm and controls are built using Lego powered by NXT and programming done in NXT-G. I certainly do hope to build a...
By: michaelgohjs

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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 06:41:19 PST
Death Star Flash Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Death-Star-Flash-Drive/
Death Star Flash Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/6EZG/HOHYLJRP/FNM6EZGHOHYLJRP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/6EZG/HOHYLJRP/FNM6EZGHOHYLJRP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/6EZG/HOHYLJRP/FNM6EZGHOHYLJRP.SMALL.jpg aky125 Turn your Lego Death Star into a flash drive. Materials & Tools Materials; 1. Lego 9676 TIE Interceptor™ & Death Star™ (This product is listed as "retired" in the Lego website, but I think you can find it in the stores or online) 2. USB flash drive (make sure that the flash drive fits in the De...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 08:25:24 PST
USB microscope with Lego frame http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-microscope-with-Lego-frame-1/
USB microscope with Lego frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW0/9DQO/HOHYEU0W/FW09DQOHOHYEU0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW0/9DQO/HOHYEU0W/FW09DQOHOHYEU0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW0/9DQO/HOHYEU0W/FW09DQOHOHYEU0W.SMALL.jpg michaelgohjs Here is a USB microscope i made quite a few years back. Its very very simple to build and in its simplest form all you need is a USB webcam. Basically you just remove the lens and turn it around then TADA! you're done. This is not my idea and i read it somewhere online but  i really can't remember w...
By: michaelgohjs

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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 07:04:48 PST
Lego Spybotics with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Spybotics-with-Arduino/
Lego Spybotics with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/PCM3/HO7XCZC3/F37PCM3HO7XCZC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/PCM3/HO7XCZC3/F37PCM3HO7XCZC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/PCM3/HO7XCZC3/F37PCM3HO7XCZC3.SMALL.jpg MrShambles A friend gave me his old Lego Spybotics robot, however, the programming environment that goes along with it is a bit too orientated to the younger user. So why not control it using an Arduino? Open up! In order to get this robot moving, we need to borrow its motors. There are two DC motors i...
By: MrShambles

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Fri, 22 Nov 2013 05:35:40 PST
Lego Phone Dock http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Phone-Dock-1/
Lego Phone Dock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/9XJY/HN8287DG/FZP9XJYHN8287DG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/9XJY/HN8287DG/FZP9XJYHN8287DG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/9XJY/HN8287DG/FZP9XJYHN8287DG.SMALL.jpg ActionPropsFX quick easy phone dock this tutorial will be in pictures only so i hope you enjoy dont worry each step will have a picture null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null null ...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:34:19 PDT
3D PRINT USB SHELL http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-PRINT-USB-SHELL/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FNG/RAC7/HN82AH9O/FNGRAC7HN82AH9O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNG/RAC7/HN82AH9O/FNGRAC7HN82AH9O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNG/RAC7/HN82AH9O/FNGRAC7HN82AH9O.SMALL.jpg Pantagana In this exercise I had to use 3d printing technology. I toke my old broken USB as an inspiration and decided to make a new shell for it. I wanted the shell to be like an LEGO-brick. You can download the real LEGO-brick from the internet as an .stl file, but I wanted to make it myself to practice my...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:02:00 PDT
3D printable lego pumpkin http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printable-lego-pumpkin/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/B4NL/HN82A61I/F0LB4NLHN82A61I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/B4NL/HN82A61I/F0LB4NLHN82A61I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/B4NL/HN82A61I/F0LB4NLHN82A61I.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa lego compatible download IT HERE http://www.123dapp.com/smb-123D_Design/p/1802642   ITS ALL IN THE VIDEO OR GO TO http://www.thingiverse.com/download:329344 LEGO pumpkin from AMMONITE A on Vimeo.
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 08:55:14 PDT
how to get lego bricks in tinkercad http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-get-lego-bricks-in-tinkercad/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/01Z2/HN46GXQE/FUF01Z2HN46GXQE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/01Z2/HN46GXQE/FUF01Z2HN46GXQE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/01Z2/HN46GXQE/FUF01Z2HN46GXQE.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa lego compatible bricks in tinkercad  1go to thingiverse.com search lego compatible look for something you like once you found a lego brick download it 2go to autodesk 3d print utility and  open your lego brick autodesk 3d print utility will repair your 3d files now save it as stl 3go to tinkercad.co...
By: AMMONITEa

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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:44:29 PDT
how to make custom lego compatible bricks in autodesk 123D design http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-custom-lego-compatible-bricks-in-autod/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/EMBN/HMVJAR9C/FN3EMBNHMVJAR9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/EMBN/HMVJAR9C/FN3EMBNHMVJAR9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/EMBN/HMVJAR9C/FN3EMBNHMVJAR9C.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa how to make custom lego compatible bricks in autodesk 123D design you need leocad http://www.leocad.org/trac  autodesk 3d print utility http://apps.123dapp.com/3dprint/install.html autodesk 123d design http://www.123dapp.com/design  and netfabb http://www.netfabb.com/downloadcenter.php?basic=1  ...
By: AMMONITEa

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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:52:32 PDT
how to make and buy your own giant legos http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-and-buy-your-own-giant-legos/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/Z4UJ/HMF6R1E1/FHQZ4UJHMF6R1E1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/Z4UJ/HMF6R1E1/FHQZ4UJHMF6R1E1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/Z4UJ/HMF6R1E1/FHQZ4UJHMF6R1E1.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa   how to make and buy your own giant legos with lego digital designer here's the first one  http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-get-lego-digital-designer-legos-in-to-autod/
By: AMMONITEa

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Mon, 7 Oct 2013 12:21:32 PDT
how to get lego digital designer legos in to autodesk 123d design http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-get-lego-digital-designer-legos-in-to-autod/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/TWJS/HM8D716B/FY3TWJSHM8D716B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/TWJS/HM8D716B/FY3TWJSHM8D716B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/TWJS/HM8D716B/FY3TWJSHM8D716B.SMALL.jpg AMMONITEa How to get lego digital designer legos in to autodesk 123d design from AMMONITE A on Vimeo.How to get lego digital designer legos in to autodesk 123d design from AMMONITE A on Vimeo. how to get lego digital designer legos in to autodesk 123d design step 1 open lego digital designer a...
By: AMMONITEa

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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 12:33:31 PDT
LeGoPro = Lego® + GoPro® http://www.instructables.com/id/LeGoPro-Lego-GoPro/
LeGoPro = Lego® + GoPro® - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/T569/HMC53QHY/FMLT569HMC53QHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/T569/HMC53QHY/FMLT569HMC53QHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FML/T569/HMC53QHY/FMLT569HMC53QHY.SMALL.jpg MiniStyx Ever since I was a young lad, yes just a couple years ago, I loved playing with Legos. I could create homes that would take hours to complete and then days later have a city. Fast forward to 2013, being 16 years of age and into the GoPro revolution, I began to like all the mountain bike and ski foot...
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:45:11 PDT
Laptop Lego webcam/gadget Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Lego-webcamgadget-Mount/
Laptop Lego webcam/gadget Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/27JN/HKVL835M/FME27JNHKVL835M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/27JN/HKVL835M/FME27JNHKVL835M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FME/27JN/HKVL835M/FME27JNHKVL835M.SMALL.jpg kreator Here's a way to mount a webcam or in my case a speaker to a laptop.the design can be easily altered for the best fit. Supplies gather these Lego pieces in ur favortite colors Extra Parts keep some extra Lego pieces handy in case this design doesn't fit your devices exactly. Okay Lets Get Bu...
By: kreator

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Sun, 1 Sep 2013 23:37:04 PDT