Instructables: exploring - technology - mechanical http://www.instructables.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:26:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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Thu, 5 Jun 2014 00:58:19 PDT
Robotic Mechanical Spider http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Mechanical-Spider/
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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/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:51 PDT
ROBOWAR ROBOT http://www.instructables.com/id/ROBOWAR-ROBOT/
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:07:35 PDT
DIY ROBOTIC GRIPPER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ROBOTIC-GRIPPER/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:49:12 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/
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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/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 22:44:12 PST
2 axis automated crane 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/
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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/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/UY6R/HRI96UED/FWDUY6RHRI96UED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/UY6R/HRI96UED/FWDUY6RHRI96UED.SQUARE.jpg http://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/
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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]]> 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...
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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/
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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]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/LS7I/HJKBUHBK/FUOLS7IHJKBUHBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/LS7I/HJKBUHBK/FUOLS7IHJKBUHBK.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Steampunk Reverse Peltier Machine (aka The electro-mechanical room freshener) http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Reverse-Peltier-Machine-aka-The-electro/
Steampunk Reverse Peltier Machine (aka The electro-mechanical room freshener) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/SQ9P/HJKC212Q/FJGSQ9PHJKC212Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/SQ9P/HJKC212Q/FJGSQ9PHJKC212Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/SQ9P/HJKC212Q/FJGSQ9PHJKC212Q.SMALL.jpg cutshopguy Some months ago, while browsing Instructables I came across a post  by Joohansson  (http://www.instructables.com/member/Joohansson/) showing how he had used the thermo-electric Peltier effect to power a fan with a small candle. Subsequently he has also shown how to use a similar device to make a pho...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 03:55:38 PDT
Blooming Flower Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Blooming-Flower-Toy/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 02:44:41 PDT
Mechanical Pocket Watch for 3D Print http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Pocket-Watch-for-3D-Print/
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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 08:12:32 PDT
3D Printed Mechanical Flash Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Mechanical-Flash-Drive/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/11DO/HINOEDJA/FBI11DOHINOEDJA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/11DO/HINOEDJA/FBI11DOHINOEDJA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/11DO/HINOEDJA/FBI11DOHINOEDJA.SMALL.jpg meier289 With a 3D printer I would print my custom designed flash drive housing. This housing would hold a micro flash drive and be the same size as a regular flash drive. In the center of the housing there are 5 planetary gears that all rotate when the outer dark colored wheel is spun by hand. I have always...
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 12:05:33 PDT
3-D Printed Mechanical Walking Robot Toy! http://www.instructables.com/id/Walking-Mechanical-Robot/
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 21:25:04 PDT
A Working, Old-Timey Stirling Engine - Hand tools only! http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Working-Old-Timey-Stirling-Engine-Hand-tools-/
A Working, Old-Timey Stirling Engine - Hand tools only! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/AOCL/HIEUOLBN/F9ZAOCLHIEUOLBN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/AOCL/HIEUOLBN/F9ZAOCLHIEUOLBN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/AOCL/HIEUOLBN/F9ZAOCLHIEUOLBN.SMALL.jpg dwzavaleta The Stirling engine in this instructable is the simplest, safest engine I've found. It's a nice size, very sturdy, fairly cheap (if you have access to the tools) and makes a good project for learning to use tools and how physical concepts can be put to everyday uses.  The text of these instructions...
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:07:00 PDT
An Ornithopter http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Ornithopter/
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Tue, 14 May 2013 09:17:32 PDT
big purpel egg shaped bodge it line by line film camera http://www.instructables.com/id/big-purpel-egg-shaped-bodge-it-line-by-line-film-c/
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 19:13:14 PDT
Mechanical Bull for Dolls http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Bull-for-Dolls/
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 13:17:44 PST
mechanical rotating slit slr camera (COUNTDOWN NOVA) countdownova http://www.instructables.com/id/mechanical-rotating-slit-slr-camera-COUNTDOWN-NOV/
mechanical rotating slit slr camera (COUNTDOWN NOVA) countdownova - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/HPRS/HDHW4K6E/F6RHPRSHDHW4K6E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/HPRS/HDHW4K6E/F6RHPRSHDHW4K6E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/HPRS/HDHW4K6E/F6RHPRSHDHW4K6E.SMALL.jpg crazyg world exclusive first one ever! ?more twisted pics,tell me im wrong. top left, view all steps, much easier.. practika nova, metal ,cd drives ,body filler, gears .batterys ,cutting tools for metal.motor. baked beans,various glues,screwdrivers ,polishing stuff.pliers tweesers,knives.paint, tape ,lacqu...
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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 18:04:34 PST
Tea Time USB: storage contraption http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-Time-USB-storage-contraption/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/YWRP/HD4VOYDC/F2UYWRPHD4VOYDC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/YWRP/HD4VOYDC/F2UYWRPHD4VOYDC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/YWRP/HD4VOYDC/F2UYWRPHD4VOYDC.SMALL.jpg sutlaf I like to make all sorts of odd junk from odd junk.  I particularly like to illuminate vacuum tubes with USB pen drive  LED's.  Here is may latest contraption contraption housed in an old clock case picked up at an antique store for $5.  There are 2 small motors from BBQ  rotisseries running continu...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:49:16 PST
The mechanical Bee http://www.instructables.com/id/The-mechanical-Bee/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/N4H2/HD4VOX9R/FOTN4H2HD4VOX9R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/N4H2/HD4VOX9R/FOTN4H2HD4VOX9R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/N4H2/HD4VOX9R/FOTN4H2HD4VOX9R.SMALL.jpg jpan3 As the picture shows the Mechanical bee legs made from the umbrella frames. and the tail part is made from the toy motorcycle( back seat) and the head of bee is also made from the toy motorcycle( the hood ) except those I used a lot of springs, screws, nuts and bolts.  机械蜜蜂 是由雨伞支撑架子组成的。 其头部是由玩具摩托车的...
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Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:30:54 PST
pin uv cam with meter http://www.instructables.com/id/pin-uv-cam-with-meter/
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 15:01:06 PST
cccp perpetual bullet http://www.instructables.com/id/WIN-A-PATCHBEST-NAME-FOR-THIS-THING-/
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:22:58 PST
Overbalanced Wheel (Fake Perpetual Motion Machine for Fun) http://www.instructables.com/id/Overbalanced-Wheel-Fake-Perpetual-Motion-Machine-/
Overbalanced Wheel (Fake Perpetual Motion Machine for Fun) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/I54P/HAQ38378/F9DI54PHAQ38378.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/I54P/HAQ38378/F9DI54PHAQ38378.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9D/I54P/HAQ38378/F9DI54PHAQ38378.SMALL.jpg mikesoniat Of course, perpetual motion does not exist. But lots of great inventors, including Leonardo da Vinci, played around with the idea so I feel like I'm in good company. I think anyone who is interested in engineering, mechanics, and physics or the history of these fields will enjoy building this projec...
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Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:11:29 PST
How to clean a older trackball mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-clean-a-older-trackball-mouse/
How to clean a older trackball mouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/06RA/HA4M85HX/FUW06RAHA4M85HX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/06RA/HA4M85HX/FUW06RAHA4M85HX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/06RA/HA4M85HX/FUW06RAHA4M85HX.SMALL.jpg PtrkLnk Older trackball mice use rollers and mechanical insides and over several years the ball can get slow and sticky.  Luckily you can restore proper function to your mouse through these steps.  The mouse I will be using for this is a Microsoft Intellimouse Trackball from 1998. This tutorial will work ...
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 16:32:01 PST
Top / Best DIY Electronic Stores & Suppliers http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-DIY-Electronics-Stores-Suppliers/
Top / Best DIY Electronic Stores & Suppliers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/HIC7/H9T44O3G/FVBHIC7H9T44O3G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/HIC7/H9T44O3G/FVBHIC7H9T44O3G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/HIC7/H9T44O3G/FVBHIC7H9T44O3G.SMALL.jpg Fuzzy-Wobble Over the last few years I have ordered countless items online for various electronics and DIY projects. Ordering stuff can be a pain - tedious, frustrating, and often, overly expensive. This is the first Instructable you should read before beginning any electronics-centric project! Each step has sp...
By: Fuzzy-Wobble

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Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:29:19 PST
Fast shutter foot-switch for lasers http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-shutter-foot-switch-for-lasers/
Fast shutter foot-switch for lasers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/R8FN/H9K2FN8Y/FWGR8FNH9K2FN8Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/R8FN/H9K2FN8Y/FWGR8FNH9K2FN8Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWG/R8FN/H9K2FN8Y/FWGR8FNH9K2FN8Y.SMALL.jpg pranavrathi Introduction and Motivation Motivation behind designing this shutter is speed, accuracy and variability (activation-time). In our optical tweezers we need to center the trap over a DNA-tethered bead, to get the DNA-overstretching geometry right (this affects the force measurement) and make our fee...
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Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:35:58 PST
Air-freshener based mechanical laser shutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Air-freshener-based-mechanical-laser-shutter/
Air-freshener based mechanical laser shutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/LVBH/H994VWZR/F3LLVBHH994VWZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/LVBH/H994VWZR/F3LLVBHH994VWZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3L/LVBH/H994VWZR/F3LLVBHH994VWZR.SMALL.jpg pranavrathi I have constructed a cost-effective mechanical laser shutter system for our 1064 IR-laser. System contains a mechanical shutter, a control box and a power supply. There are many shutter systems available commercially; mechanical, semi-mechanical, electromagnetic and optical. Most of the systems are ...
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 14:21:45 PST
Fabricating a Pocket Billiards (Pool) Mechanical Bridge http://www.instructables.com/id/Fabricating-a-Pocket-Billiards-Pool-Mechanical-B/
Fabricating a Pocket Billiards (Pool) Mechanical Bridge - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/QOM8/H8LVXEXO/FZ1QOM8H8LVXEXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/QOM8/H8LVXEXO/FZ1QOM8H8LVXEXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/QOM8/H8LVXEXO/FZ1QOM8H8LVXEXO.SMALL.jpg xrayjim5120 Solving Life's small problems with home digital fabrication. A favorite past time of my beautiful wife is to play billiards.  But along with being short of stature she also has short arms for the across table shots.  Many places either do not have a “bridge” or have one that is not available when n...
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 21:41:20 PST
Mechanical Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Hand-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/V2YA/H79979M1/FUQV2YAH79979M1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/V2YA/H79979M1/FUQV2YAH79979M1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUQ/V2YA/H79979M1/FUQV2YAH79979M1.SMALL.jpg Manick Yoj I have punlished a full instructable of this project. You can view it here. Measurements (By Request): -The palm is 3/4" thick lumber, 4 3/4" width at its widest, 3" width at narrowest, ~4 1/2" long -The fingers are 3/4" diameter dowel and 1" per segment -The arm brace is 17" long total, 14 1/2" wi...
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Sat, 22 Sep 2012 11:37:47 PDT
Mechanical oscillator http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-oscillator/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/UV8C/H4VQ67I0/FXHUV8CH4VQ67I0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/UV8C/H4VQ67I0/FXHUV8CH4VQ67I0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXH/UV8C/H4VQ67I0/FXHUV8CH4VQ67I0.SMALL.jpg rkorion A mechanical oscillator constructed on the basis of patents of Nikola Tesla used for frequency conversion of the current. It is used in the construction of medium and high-power transformers, the Tesla.
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Tue, 24 Jul 2012 02:39:42 PDT
Custom Mechanical Biorhythm Computer, 3D printed http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Mechanical-Biorhythm-Computer-3D-printed/
Custom Mechanical Biorhythm Computer, 3D printed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/L0LX/H320HXNW/FE5L0LXH320HXNW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/L0LX/H320HXNW/FE5L0LXH320HXNW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/L0LX/H320HXNW/FE5L0LXH320HXNW.SMALL.jpg LabRat Update: After posting this, I realized that it's missing the most important part of any instructible! I'll be posting a complete list of parts, complete with STL files for them, in case you want to build one on your own. In the meantime, I've attached the full STL model below, and made it downloadab...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 23:28:41 PDT
Overly-complicated Flower-box jewelry box http://www.instructables.com/id/Overly-complicated-Flower-box-jewelry-box/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/YEO3/H2WEV1VM/FFWYEO3H2WEV1VM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/YEO3/H2WEV1VM/FFWYEO3H2WEV1VM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFW/YEO3/H2WEV1VM/FFWYEO3H2WEV1VM.SMALL.jpg keeganhennis A few years ago I had this idea that my wife might appreciate a jewelry box as interesting and as complicated as some of the bits of jewelry she kept in it.  every iteration got more complex and had more moving parts.  the final version, that I decided to build, has about 1700 pieces, most of them m...
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 14:59:32 PDT
Wave Viewer - A Mechanical Oscilloscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Wave-Viewer-A-Mechanical-Oscilloscope/
Wave Viewer - A Mechanical Oscilloscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/RUL3/GYZNVOBT/F5NRUL3GYZNVOBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/RUL3/GYZNVOBT/F5NRUL3GYZNVOBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/RUL3/GYZNVOBT/F5NRUL3GYZNVOBT.SMALL.jpg ChrisMentrek What It Is:  This "wave viewer" creates a zoetrope-style effect that lets students see a snapshot of the waves on a vibrating string. Learning Objectives:  A kid-powered, mechanical oscilloscope helps students explore wave phenomena.  Younger students can get a feel for the concepts of waveforms, f...
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Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:44:17 PST
steam punk mechanical pencil http://www.instructables.com/id/steam-punk-mechanical-pencil/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/FNLF/GXDWYFP1/FFKFNLFGXDWYFP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/FNLF/GXDWYFP1/FFKFNLFGXDWYFP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFK/FNLF/GXDWYFP1/FFKFNLFGXDWYFP1.SMALL.jpg nhormell i made this out of household objects  i know its not good but its my first project go easy on the comments but please give me tips ps i changed it after all the pictures with me in the orange are updated
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 13:19:05 PST
Mechanical Ticket Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Ticket-Dispenser/
Mechanical Ticket Dispenser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/JAAF/GTZK8EKH/FVFJAAFGTZK8EKH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/JAAF/GTZK8EKH/FVFJAAFGTZK8EKH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVF/JAAF/GTZK8EKH/FVFJAAFGTZK8EKH.SMALL.jpg palombo5050 Allrightey....... In this instructible, I came up with the idea of a mechanical ticket dispenser. I volunteer at my local church and usually help with the register / ticket table during carnival events. It's not fun trying to count tickets while there are people in line staring at you. Plus... I lik...
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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 13:26:27 PDT
Rolamite: Inexpensive, nearly frictionless bearings http://www.instructables.com/id/Rolamite-Inexpensive-nearly-frictionless-bearing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/9IDL/GMX1RIL9/FIE9IDLGMX1RIL9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/9IDL/GMX1RIL9/FIE9IDLGMX1RIL9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIE/9IDL/GMX1RIL9/FIE9IDLGMX1RIL9.SMALL.jpg aggrav8d This project is so easy it only takes one step to explain.  Hooray! A sample 5 minute construction using duct tape, a rubber band, clamps, wood, and some hex-shaped spacers is in the pictures. Here's a video (not my own): &...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:34:56 PDT
How to make gears easily http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-gears-easily/
How to make gears easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/NCCF/GM9QK81S/F4YNCCFGM9QK81S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/NCCF/GM9QK81S/F4YNCCFGM9QK81S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/NCCF/GM9QK81S/F4YNCCFGM9QK81S.SMALL.jpg rickharris One of the most difficult and yet common mechanical systems is a gear train. A great way to transmit mechanical power from one place to another or to increase or decrease power (torque) or increase or decrease the speed of something. The problems are always that to make efficient gears needs quite...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2011 07:57:59 PDT
Paper Mechanical Iris http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-Mechanical-Iris/
Paper Mechanical Iris - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/L24D/GLJ7F9B1/F1HL24DGLJ7F9B1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/L24D/GLJ7F9B1/F1HL24DGLJ7F9B1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/L24D/GLJ7F9B1/F1HL24DGLJ7F9B1.SMALL.jpg dombeef I also got featured on HackADay! Link: http://hackaday.com/2011/03/22/paper-mechanical-iris/  Please rate and comment! I posted a picture Instructable of this, and someone wanted me to make an instructable. This mechanical iris has 6 segments, I plan to add more, it is "upgradable", as for that I c...
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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 16:08:10 PDT
Mechanical Iris http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Iris/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/I4QV/GLJ7F9AH/FXKI4QVGLJ7F9AH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/I4QV/GLJ7F9AH/FXKI4QVGLJ7F9AH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/I4QV/GLJ7F9AH/FXKI4QVGLJ7F9AH.SMALL.jpg dombeef I made this a while ago and I didnt post it till now. It opens and closes, and it is made of credit cards, paperclips, and foam core. It has six segments. I am thinking of making an instructable of it. What do you think? Also, which image is better? The first or second?
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Mon, 21 Mar 2011 12:25:04 PDT
Steampunk Mechanical Pencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Mechanical-Pencil-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/RQO5/GIWZLIMI/FRDRQO5GIWZLIMI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/RQO5/GIWZLIMI/FRDRQO5GIWZLIMI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/RQO5/GIWZLIMI/FRDRQO5GIWZLIMI.SMALL.jpg prosper58 I made this shortly after making my first steampunk project, my steampunk pen. I think it came out to look pretty well. I also made a steampunk finger stylus after making this. If you want to know the aging/darkening method i used on the aluminum tape, just go to my steampunk pen instructable.
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 00:27:29 PST
Timelapse Photos With Your Camera - - - - The Easy Way - - - - http://www.instructables.com/id/Timelapse-Photos-With-Your-Camera-The-Easy/
Timelapse Photos With Your Camera - - - - The Easy Way - - - - - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/WQU0/GI0TK0GQ/F2YWQU0GI0TK0GQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/WQU0/GI0TK0GQ/F2YWQU0GI0TK0GQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/WQU0/GI0TK0GQ/F2YWQU0GI0TK0GQ.SMALL.jpg Constructer This instructable shows you how to take timelapse photos with almost any camera. The best part is you do not have to tear your camera apart and it is low cost. This is really a motorized finger that pushes the button of your camera for you. The time between shots is determined by the speed of...
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 14:00:00 PST
Mechanical Frog Motion Simulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Frog-Motion-Simulator/
Mechanical Frog Motion Simulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/SKCG/GGPEU3JB/FTNSKCGGGPEU3JB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/SKCG/GGPEU3JB/FTNSKCGGGPEU3JB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/SKCG/GGPEU3JB/FTNSKCGGGPEU3JB.SMALL.jpg stabmenot This project shows how to build a machine that simulates basic frog movement. The machine starts out flat on the floor. A motor pulls in the legs and bends spring steel strips. The spring steel strips cause the frog body to tilt upward off the floor and onto the foot. When the machine reaches a f...
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Sat, 13 Nov 2010 03:14:44 PST