Instructables: exploring - technology - mechanical http://www.instructables.com Tue, 27 Sep 2016 18:48:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mechanical bicycle seismograph http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Bicycle-Seismograph/
Mechanical bicycle seismograph - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/36KA/ISCBTO84/FKM36KAISCBTO84.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/36KA/ISCBTO84/FKM36KAISCBTO84.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/36KA/ISCBTO84/FKM36KAISCBTO84.SMALL.jpg katihappyy The bicycle seismograph is a mechanical drawing machine, which records the bumpiness of a bike ride on a small, rotating paper roll. The idea was born from my shaky experiences of riding the uneven roads of Berlin with my old bike. In summer 2016 I gave a "Data bicycles workshop" at the A/D/A festiv...
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Sun, 4 Sep 2016 12:40:52 PDT
AutoCAD 2D drawing tutorial step by step http://www.instructables.com/id/AutoCAD-2D-Drawing-Tutorial-Step-by-Step/
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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:44:47 PDT
Rotary Car Parking System http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotary-Car-Parking-System/
Rotary Car Parking System - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/HHWW/IQ0TW1QX/FRRHHWWIQ0TW1QX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/HHWW/IQ0TW1QX/FRRHHWWIQ0TW1QX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/HHWW/IQ0TW1QX/FRRHHWWIQ0TW1QX.SMALL.jpg Subhajitdas298 It is simple to operate with the driver parking and leaving the vehicle in the system at the ground level. Once the driver leaves the incorporated safety zone the vehicle is automatically parked by the system rotating to lift the parked car away from the bottom central position. This leaves an empty...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 03:07:24 PDT
Black Ram Hand (Robotic/Prosthetic Hybrid) http://www.instructables.com/id/Black-Ram-Hand-RoboticProsthetic-Hybrid/
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 07:41:50 PDT
Finding Properties for a Thermodynamics Turbine Problem http://www.instructables.com/id/Finding-Properties-for-a-Thermodynamics-Turbine-Pr/
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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:06:08 PDT
9 Robot Arms You'll Want to High-Five http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Arms-Youll-Want-to-High-Five/ https://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/CUX1/ILML5C5G/F3PCUX1ILML5C5G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/CUX1/ILML5C5G/F3PCUX1ILML5C5G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/CUX1/ILML5C5G/F3PCUX1ILML5C5G.SMALL.jpg xxlauraxx From painting, to tightening screws, to simple assembly, a homemade robot arm can function as a helping hand or a demonstration of your enviable robotic skills.Check out these amazing builds and get inspired to create your own robot arm that will crush its competition! (Or maybe just your cans, for ...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 10:53:53 PST
Animatronic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Arm/
Animatronic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/GA35/IKLHWZ3Z/FZAGA35IKLHWZ3Z.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/GA35/IKLHWZ3Z/FZAGA35IKLHWZ3Z.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZA/GA35/IKLHWZ3Z/FZAGA35IKLHWZ3Z.SMALL.jpg RichardF78 This project is meant only for the purpose of submit to MSMS. Please do not recreate. I am sure there are better tutorials or explanations. Hypothesis The motor will burnout before it will lift more than an average human. Special Carved Blocks Take the two large block. They will be carved to w...
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 07:37:13 PST
Research Project in Ultra High Vacuum Physics http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Research-Project-Into-Ultra-High-Vacuum-P/
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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:07:21 PST
Laptop Display Hinge Fix (Thinkpad E135) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Display-Hinge-Fix-Thinkpad-E135/
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 14:05:44 PST
Extra Compact Slit Scan Camera Mk2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Extra-Compact-Slit-Scan-Camera-Mk2/
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 16:32:18 PST
Service Razer Black Widow Ultimate Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Service-Razer-Black-Widow-Ultimate-Keyboard/
Service Razer Black Widow Ultimate Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/GTCC/IJD787FQ/FGRGTCCIJD787FQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/GTCC/IJD787FQ/FGRGTCCIJD787FQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/GTCC/IJD787FQ/FGRGTCCIJD787FQ.SMALL.jpg izzyspeaks123 I absolutely love these keyboards. Like any other piece of high performance anything it must be maintained. I do this yearly to make sure that my keyboard stays at the top of its game. If I have missed a step or was unclear please let me know so that I can correct it.For this bit of housekeeping you...
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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 14:11:12 PST
Homemade Robotic Arm Using Standard Parts Using Arduino and a Processing GUI http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Robotic-Arm-Using-Standard-Parts-Using-Ar/
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 20:02:07 PST
Mechanical Strobe LED Light DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Strobe-LED-Light-DIY/
Mechanical Strobe LED Light DIY - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/9COX/IIT4VWJC/FLH9COXIIT4VWJC.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/9COX/IIT4VWJC/FLH9COXIIT4VWJC.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/9COX/IIT4VWJC/FLH9COXIIT4VWJC.SMALL.jpg GEORGE CHANIOTAKIS Just for Fun! I created this video to show you how can you make a "Mechanical" strobe light effect. Without any "difficult" circuit like 555 timer chip, but with two motors, First is DC Motor and is working with 12V Battery is coupling with "Washing Drain Pump Motor" it is a Permanent Magnet AC Moto...
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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 11:12:56 PST
HacKeyboard, a mechanical keyboard built from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/HacKeyboard-a-mechanical-keyboard-built-from-scrat/
HacKeyboard, a mechanical keyboard built from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F87/S7TN/IGY21X9H/F87S7TNIGY21X9H.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F87/S7TN/IGY21X9H/F87S7TNIGY21X9H.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F87/S7TN/IGY21X9H/F87S7TNIGY21X9H.SMALL.jpg msaleiro Hello fellow 'instructablers'! In this instructable I'll present you a brand new project that I’ve just completed. In fact, I’m using the project itself to write this instructable. I present to you the amazing, the fantastic, the magnificent… HacKeyboard!What is HacKeyboard?It looks like a computer ...
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Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:06:44 PST
Caps Lock to Control: Hardware level Mechanical keyboard mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Caps-Lock-to-Control-Hardware-level-Mechanical-key/
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Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:34:31 PST
remote controlled robotic arm http://www.instructables.com/id/remote-controlled-robotic-arm/
remote controlled robotic arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/IPVH/IGJAREWN/FPKIPVHIGJAREWN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/IPVH/IGJAREWN/FPKIPVHIGJAREWN.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/IPVH/IGJAREWN/FPKIPVHIGJAREWN.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is a guide to make a Remote controlled robotic arm (6DOF) or just to control some servos on something.You can use a normal IR TV remote to control the servos on a mechanical robotic arm. there is 17 buttons on the remote I used but I only used the 12 buttons on the bottom. 2 buttons for one se...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 08:06:44 PST
How to assemble the 3D print Hulkbuster? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-assemble-the-3D-print-Hulkbuster/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 02:55:45 PDT
(Programmable) Mechanical keypad http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-Mechanical-keypad/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 14:07:12 PDT
Pen solder feeder hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Pen-solder-feeder-hack/
Pen solder feeder hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SMALL.jpg ptkrf Hi! Today I have a special soldering quick tip for you: how to create an ultra cheap solder feeder. Once you start using it, it's much like with soldering fume extractor: you didn't know you needed one until you tried using it. And much like building a fume extractor, solder feeder is just as easy t...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:07:13 PDT
Strandbeest Inspired 3D Printable Walking Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Strandbeest-Inspired-3D-Printable-Walking-Machine/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 20:33:25 PDT
Tel Büküm Makinesi - Wire Bending Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Tel-Büküm-Makinesi-Wire-Bending-Machine/
Tel Büküm Makinesi - Wire Bending Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/83XN/IA0WD57X/FU483XNIA0WD57X.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/83XN/IA0WD57X/FU483XNIA0WD57X.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/83XN/IA0WD57X/FU483XNIA0WD57X.SMALL.jpg Teknolim Atatürk Üniversitesi Makine Mühendisliği Bölümü Bitirme Projem.This is my graduation project. Tasarım ve Çizim - Design and Drawing Çizimler SolidWorks kullanılarak yapılmıştır. Malzemeler ve Bileşenler - Materials and components -Arduino Uno-SAE Step Motor-TB6560 Step Motor Sürücü-A4998 Step ...
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Sat, 23 May 2015 04:18:07 PDT
Design of Automata http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-of-Automata/
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Sun, 17 May 2015 10:16:21 PDT
Tact: Low-cost, Advanced Prosthetic Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Tact-Low-cost-Advanced-Prosthetic-Hand/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 11:34:06 PDT
V8 Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/V8-Engine-2/
V8 Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/WD06/I941A2YR/FOIWD06I941A2YR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/WD06/I941A2YR/FOIWD06I941A2YR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/WD06/I941A2YR/FOIWD06I941A2YR.SMALL.jpg keeganlumley13 This is a V8 Engine I created during my senior year of high school using Inventor 2014 and printed off of a 3D Airwolf printer. The engine has competed at Technology Education Association of Missouri District and State competition and won 1st place for Mechanical Drafting at both events. The engine ...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:04:21 PDT
Edge 3D Printer V.2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-3D-Printer-V20/
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 22:18:17 PDT
Edge 3D Printer 1.0 - an affordable open source 3D printer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Edge-3D-Printer-an-affordable-open-source-3D-print/
Edge 3D Printer 1.0 - an affordable open source 3D printer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/O7RY/I7AB3YQ5/F9MO7RYI7AB3YQ5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/O7RY/I7AB3YQ5/F9MO7RYI7AB3YQ5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/O7RY/I7AB3YQ5/F9MO7RYI7AB3YQ5.SMALL.jpg Zach Sousa Hello everyone! In this instructable I will show you how to make a low cost 3d printer that I designed! It should cost around $150 US dollars or $175 Canadian dollars, if you buy from the links provided in this project (parts are from Aliexpress). You can also buy locally but it will cost more (abou...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 23:44:55 PDT
Fem-AA http://www.instructables.com/id/Fem-AA/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 18:34:40 PST
3d printed mechanical hand http://www.instructables.com/id/d-printed-mechanical-hand/
3d printed mechanical hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/L2FH/I50CUN0Q/FM6L2FHI50CUN0Q.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/L2FH/I50CUN0Q/FM6L2FHI50CUN0Q.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/L2FH/I50CUN0Q/FM6L2FHI50CUN0Q.SMALL.jpg Regan Leatch I made this hand from photos of a wooden one that was laser cut Making the hand First designed the hand in pieces on solid edge Assembling on cad Once I had designed the pieces i assembled them on solid edge. Printing Now I exported the pieces to makerbot and printed on a makerbot replicato...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:25:43 PST
4 DOF mechanical arm build instruction http://www.instructables.com/id/4-DOF-mechanical-arm-build-instruction/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:06:43 PST
A Shutter Release That Will Outlive Your Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Shutter-Release-That-Will-Outlive-Your-Camera/
A Shutter Release That Will Outlive Your Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/1RWW/I1WH74KD/F3P1RWWI1WH74KD.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/1RWW/I1WH74KD/F3P1RWWI1WH74KD.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/1RWW/I1WH74KD/F3P1RWWI1WH74KD.SMALL.jpg gmjhowe Even a super expensive nice camera is only rated for up to 250,000 'clicks' or photos. I have used a few shutter releases in the past, some I have been impressed with. Others failed far quicker than I would have liked. I had recently moved to using a mechanical keyboard, which features independent s...
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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:29:13 PDT
How to make a Cyborg SlingShot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cyborg-SlingShot/
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Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:28:50 PDT
The Electro-Mechanical Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Electro-Mechanical-Clock/
The Electro-Mechanical Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/VUUQ/I0C971PP/F4UVUUQI0C971PP.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/VUUQ/I0C971PP/F4UVUUQI0C971PP.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/VUUQ/I0C971PP/F4UVUUQI0C971PP.SMALL.jpg hp07 Electronics & Mechanical are the two engineering disciplines that I love the most. So I wanted to create a showpiece that portrays the awesomeness of these disciplines. Also I believe that time is the most important asset anybody can have.So I wanted make something that portrays the importance of ti...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:43:49 PDT
Xbox 360 ROBOTIC ARM [ ARDUINO ] : AXIOM ARM http://www.instructables.com/id/AXIOM-ARM/
Xbox 360 ROBOTIC ARM [ ARDUINO ] : AXIOM ARM - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/F8HW/HZCJ0ISL/F5MF8HWHZCJ0ISL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/F8HW/HZCJ0ISL/F5MF8HWHZCJ0ISL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/F8HW/HZCJ0ISL/F5MF8HWHZCJ0ISL.SMALL.jpg Sergei Dines AXIOM ARM was designed by Sergei Dines : Mechanical Engineer Senior at USF ( Tampa ).LinkedIN : http://www.linkedin.com/in/sergeidines Website : http://www.surgerobotics.com/Email : sergeidines@gmail.comNEW !! : Shortened version visit : http://www.intorobotics.com/arduino-robotic-ar...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:12:20 PDT
what's in a quartz clock http://www.instructables.com/id/whats-in-a-quartz-clock/
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:58:20 PDT
Small vs Large 3D Printed Hinges http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-3D-Printed-Hinges/
Small vs Large 3D Printed Hinges - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/AQH8/HW0FXA96/FM2AQH8HW0FXA96.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/AQH8/HW0FXA96/FM2AQH8HW0FXA96.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FM2/AQH8/HW0FXA96/FM2AQH8HW0FXA96.SMALL.jpg bfk While designing a cable clamp for an upcoming project, I ran an experiment to find the practical minimum size hinge my printer is capable of producing. I rarely print smaller than 2mm resolution, so that became my control. I still don't know what the lower size limit is, since I stopped when my t...
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:58:19 PDT
Robotic Mechanical Spider http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Mechanical-Spider/
Robotic Mechanical Spider - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F98/6PL3/HUHT13HL/F986PL3HUHT13HL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F98/6PL3/HUHT13HL/F986PL3HUHT13HL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F98/6PL3/HUHT13HL/F986PL3HUHT13HL.SMALL.jpg toasteroven47 For my year 13 technology project I was tasked to make any project of my choosing for a stakeholder. I decided to design, build and implement a remote controlled mechanical spider, because, why not? This project is an amalgamation of both complicated and simple components; from the relatively e...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:34:42 PDT
A Mechanical Iris Window With Porthole http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Mechanical-Iris-Window-With-Porthole/
A Mechanical Iris Window With Porthole - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/4TVL/HU3TNOQV/FXZ4TVLHU3TNOQV.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/4TVL/HU3TNOQV/FXZ4TVLHU3TNOQV.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXZ/4TVL/HU3TNOQV/FXZ4TVLHU3TNOQV.SMALL.jpg bmoore17 In this Instructable I will describe the process of building a mechanical iris diaphragm window with a porthole into an existing wall opening. I've always appreciated old fashioned ingenuity where the mechanics were as much art as function and a mechanical iris is a great example of this. Irises h...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:51 PDT
ROBOWAR ROBOT http://www.instructables.com/id/ROBOWAR-ROBOT/
ROBOWAR ROBOT - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/MGWJ/HT7P93CL/F7NMGWJHT7P93CL.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/MGWJ/HT7P93CL/F7NMGWJHT7P93CL.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/MGWJ/HT7P93CL/F7NMGWJHT7P93CL.SMALL.jpg prayag nao As we know robowar is very interesting game so we made a robot for robowar.thing we need..1) 2 high torque motors 2) some Mild steel's strips3) some wire and power source.4) a workshop. Desing.... basiclly our robot will rotate at very high speed about 1000 rpm.firstly we take some M.S. strips an...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:07:35 PDT
DIY ROBOTIC GRIPPER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ROBOTIC-GRIPPER/
DIY ROBOTIC GRIPPER - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3W9E/HT7P51MK/FXM3W9EHT7P51MK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3W9E/HT7P51MK/FXM3W9EHT7P51MK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/3W9E/HT7P51MK/FXM3W9EHT7P51MK.SMALL.jpg prayag nao making a robotic gripper u need following things....1)some wood's rod and a wood plate2)glue3)strepper4)a motor5)2 equal radius gears6)a pen etc. MAKING.......... now join the wood rods to gears as shown in image.now make hole in wood plate equal size of motor shaft.now mount motor on plate. L....
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:49:12 PDT
Chassis Cross Member Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Chassis-Cross-Member-Clock/
Chassis Cross Member Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/QRRT/HSJAQCVK/FSDQRRTHSJAQCVK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/QRRT/HSJAQCVK/FSDQRRTHSJAQCVK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/QRRT/HSJAQCVK/FSDQRRTHSJAQCVK.SMALL.jpg TOC82517 I am currently undergoing the restoration of a 1966 Series 2A Land Rover. We are making chassis repairs and this cross member was beyond economic repair, the nice hole just off the center got me thinking. Then I spotted an old clock we had lying around in the garage and though 'yes!' Components an...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:31:12 PDT
How to do a basic FEA analysis in ANSYS 14 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-do-a-basic-FEA-analysis-in-ANSYS-14/
How to do a basic FEA analysis in ANSYS 14 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/FYOB/HSHQQI0F/FGBFYOBHSHQQI0F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/FYOB/HSHQQI0F/FGBFYOBHSHQQI0F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGB/FYOB/HSHQQI0F/FGBFYOBHSHQQI0F.SMALL.jpg hansen92 In this guide I will be transferring the frame of a solar car from a 3-D CAD program into ANSYS mechanical 14.1 and performing a simple loading situation that will simulate a frontal collision. NOTE: This guide will only be beneficial for loading situations of objects composed of tubes. The tubes m...
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 13:01:01 PST
How to make a three wheels vehicle [robot chassis] http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-three-wheels-vehicle-robot-chassis/
How to make a three wheels vehicle [robot chassis] - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/1O98/HSGRT82D/FWW1O98HSGRT82D.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/1O98/HSGRT82D/FWW1O98HSGRT82D.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWW/1O98/HSGRT82D/FWW1O98HSGRT82D.SMALL.jpg wyw0424 Project Introduction: I am using Makeblock stuff to make a three wheels drive vehicle. I think this 3WD vehicle can be used as your robot chassis. It is very straight forward and you can easily pick it up from the insturction illustrated in my pictures. Let me show you what I have done. You can wri...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 22:44:12 PST
http://www.instructables.com/id/2-axis-automated-crane/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 06:20:43 PST
Tiny Planet: A 3D Printed Mechanical Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Planet-A-3D-Printed-Mechanical-Sculpture/
Tiny Planet: A 3D Printed Mechanical Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/H2OY/HS18ELV4/FRPH2OYHS18ELV4.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/H2OY/HS18ELV4/FRPH2OYHS18ELV4.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/H2OY/HS18ELV4/FRPH2OYHS18ELV4.SMALL.jpg tinkertinker I created this small mechanical sculpture using almost entirely 3D printed parts. The axles are steel, and there is some metal hardware as well: shaft collars to hold the axles/gears in place, a couple bronze flanged bearings and some ball bearings to make the central axle and planetary gear parts m...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:22:42 PST
Mechanical 'wind-up' camera slider http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-wind-up-camera-slider/
Mechanical 'wind-up' camera slider - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/UY6R/HRI96UED/FWDUY6RHRI96UED.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/UY6R/HRI96UED/FWDUY6RHRI96UED.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/UY6R/HRI96UED/FWDUY6RHRI96UED.SMALL.jpg Building all the way A simple DIY camera slider that uses a wind-up music box salvaged from an old toy. This could be used as a backup option in case one runs out of power. The wind-up mechanism delivers constant speed and is strong enough to move most DSLRs mounted on a heavy ball-head. The operating noise is really ne...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:19:31 PST
3D Printed Mechanical Sculpture http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Mechanical-Sculpture/
3D Printed Mechanical Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/YAU4/HRBE2U1O/FH7YAU4HRBE2U1O.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/YAU4/HRBE2U1O/FH7YAU4HRBE2U1O.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/YAU4/HRBE2U1O/FH7YAU4HRBE2U1O.SMALL.jpg ewatanabe This sculpture was inspired by a Radial Compressed Air Engine. I wanted to try to 3D print the whole sculpture in one piece. Sketching and Design First I started sketching artistic versions of the 5 cylinder radial engines I saw online. I wanted the cylinders to be angled to give the sculpture ...
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 14:48:06 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]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/VO7T/HQ8OLJUN/FZDVO7THQ8OLJUN.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/VO7T/HQ8OLJUN/FZDVO7THQ8OLJUN.SQUARE.jpg https://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...
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Thu, 9 Jan 2014 19:09:01 PST
Simple DIY Mechanical Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-Mechanical-Keyboard/
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:27:48 PST
Double Drill Channel http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Drill-Channel/
Double Drill Channel - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/NBKI/HL5FS7LY/FBVNBKIHL5FS7LY.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/NBKI/HL5FS7LY/FBVNBKIHL5FS7LY.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FBV/NBKI/HL5FS7LY/FBVNBKIHL5FS7LY.SMALL.jpg Cougar Robotics We are Cougar Robotics and this is for the Instructables Sponsorship Program.  One of the things that our team has made routine is what we call double drilling our Tetrix channel. We repeat the standard hole pattern where it isnt to give us more mounting options and general mounting flexibility. We...
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Wed, 4 Sep 2013 05:36:22 PDT
Mechanical Hand using only fast food straws - Straw Builder Project #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Hand-using-only-fast-food-straws-Stra/
Mechanical Hand using only fast food straws - Straw Builder Project #1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/LS7I/HJKBUHBK/FUOLS7IHJKBUHBK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/LS7I/HJKBUHBK/FUOLS7IHJKBUHBK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/LS7I/HJKBUHBK/FUOLS7IHJKBUHBK.SMALL.jpg mszymczak Straw Builder Project #1: Mechanical Hand using only fast food straws As with all of my straw projects, you can take pride in using freely available materials.  Unlike other constructions toys, the fastening process is part of the building material.  After finishing this project, snapping together ...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:09:15 PDT