Instructables: exploring - technology - prototype Sat, 4 Jul 2015 23:21:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 ARENA | PLAY
ARENA | PLAY - More DIY How To Projects]]> gotianse Arena | Play brings the ping pong table out from your aunt and uncle’s basement, neighbor’s garage, and nearly every tech startup’s conference room, and into San Francisco’s most public streetscape. The prototype arrives on Market with a twist: its hexagonal shape creates the opportunity for up to s...
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Wed, 17 Jun 2015 18:16:10 PDT
Marsupial Chair - CNC milling from 3D model
Marsupial Chair - CNC milling from 3D model - More DIY How To Projects]]> DiogoP In the following steps - I'll quickly explain the process that I used to prototype an organic chair that I modelled in 3D software.I developed the prototype in the FabLab Lisboa: http://fablablisboa.ptAuthor: Diogo Pereira Marsupial Chair:
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Wed, 27 May 2015 17:12:11 PDT
Getting Started with the Daflabs ESP8266 ESP-12 Breakout Board
Getting Started with the Daflabs ESP8266 ESP-12 Breakout Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> ankitdaf This guide is a quick beginner's guide that shows how to use the ESP-12 Breakout board with the CP2102.What you'll need : 1. Daflabs ESP-12 Breakout Board2. CP2102 USB to UART Serial module 3. Jumper Wires4. Breadboard (optional) About the board The ESP-12 Breakout board breaks out the ESP-12 pi...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 08:35:00 PDT
Rapid Prototyping with Polymer Clay
Rapid Prototyping with Polymer Clay - More DIY How To Projects]]> Proto G Polymer clay is a great material to use for rapid prototyping your projects. It is very heat resistant and does not dry out unless baked. I use it to make temporary enclosures, to help with soldering and as a third hand to hold things in place. I love to use it when soldering a ton of through hol...
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Mon, 11 May 2015 13:01:03 PDT
Prototype Electronic Projects with Arduino & 3D Printing
Prototype Electronic Projects with Arduino & 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> BradB5 So you have this great idea about an electronics project. You're not exactly sure what circuit you're going to use, so you need to make some prototypes. What better way to do this than with an Arduino and a breadboard? In this tutorial, I will show you how to easily add electronics to your 3D model ...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 11:58:48 PDT
Snap together Arduino circuits
Snap together Arduino circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> smileypatch It is very frustrating spend hours sewing a circuit together, only to find out that the circuit doesn't work!The problem can be with the design, the construction, or the code. Sewing the arduino components and snaps onto a piece of felt will allow students and teachers to quickly and easily troubles...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 13:58:05 PDT
All in One Prototyping Plate for Arduino Uno
All in One Prototyping Plate for Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> BradB5 Rev3ProtoPack is an Arduino Uno breadboarding plate that allows you to prototype circuits wherever you go. It has a 9 volt battery holder, Arduino Uno anti-static bumper case, and a half-size breadboard slot, so you have all the components to prototype on the go, or to simply keep your makerspace ne...
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Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:59:08 PDT
Home Automation/Security Prototype
Home Automation/Security Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> Greenthorn I've been playing with micro-controllers for quite long and then I my friends asked me to take up this project and I was little bit nervous because working with individual home automation modules is relatively easier than to building an All-In-One Home Automation System which can be controlled by An...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:16:09 PDT
3D printed table gliders
3D printed table gliders - More DIY How To Projects]]> RalphvanderMade I designed a table in flatiron, and on the market there are no standard gliders to put underneath table legs that are only 5 mm in width.I therefor drew different possible gliders in 3D and used 3Dhubs in the neighbourhood to print the gliders in 3D in different materials.So 3D print is the perfect ...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 00:21:25 PDT
MCP3008 Raspberry Pi Breakout hat
MCP3008 Raspberry Pi Breakout hat - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoTinkerGNome Howdy Y'all Back when I was working on the Raspberry Pi portable emulator that became the backseat system. I thought that I would want to use an analog joystick like several of the other builds. However I was trying to get it to work via the GPIO instead of USB bus. Unfortunately mid build I dec...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:43:06 PDT
Mini prototype suspension
Mini prototype suspension - More DIY How To Projects]]> Skullcustoms Made from ball pen refill
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 00:08:01 PST
PCB Isolation Track Milling with MyDIYCNC Desktop CNC Machine
PCB Isolation Track Milling with MyDIYCNC Desktop CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tory MYDIYCNC Hey there,Tory @ MyDIYCNC here again to show you another cool project that is very easy on your Desktop CNC machine. We are going to be milling out isolation tracks into blank PCB material to male rapid-prototyping printed circuit boards. With all the right tools, its fun, cool, useful, and easy! So...

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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:33:49 PST
Flora/Bluefruit Prototyping Armband
Flora/Bluefruit Prototyping Armband - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jessica Rajko Introduction:I created this piece so my students could quickly prototype wireless wearable project ideas. As you can see, the armband allows for various sensors to be snapped in and out. In fact, all electronic components are detachable making washing, maintenance and repair much easier. This armban...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 18:00:39 PST
Prototyping A Marketable Product Using Blender 3D Open Source Animation Software
Prototyping A Marketable Product Using Blender 3D Open Source Animation Software - More DIY How To Projects]]> antagonizer This is a project I've been working on is called the U.S.C.Etch (pronounced you-sketch) which is short for Universal Surface Compound Etcher, and is a tool designed to etch on any surface using chemical free, micro abrasive etchant. It's based on an instructable for a glass etching tool, that I'd cr...
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Fri, 2 Jan 2015 11:34:18 PST
DIY Stencil for PCBs
DIY Stencil for PCBs - More DIY How To Projects]]> jordantallent When you have been making circuit boards for projects, you will eventually find that through hole components are just too big to fit in a specific location that you want to put your project, whether it be in a case or stuffed behind an existing project. I have switched over to designing mostly sur...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:59:59 PST
Tina Piracci's 'Making Hands'
Tina Piracci's 'Making Hands' - More DIY How To Projects]]> tpiracci This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida ( project, Making Hands, is a recreation of M.C. Escher's Drawing Hands. Instead of graphite drawing as seen in the photo, I have created a sculpture o...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:43:22 PST
3D Printer Basics and Troubleshooting: FDM Printers
3D Printer Basics and Troubleshooting: FDM Printers - More DIY How To Projects]]> Laserbird This Instructable is to help with understanding the basics of 3D Printing and how to troubleshoot the most common problems with FDM 3D printers. These images were taken from a slideshow that I created to help people with 3D printing.What is a 3D Printer?• A robot that can make 3D objects from electr...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 13:10:45 PST
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:39:13 PST
10 steps to making Shrinky Circuits
10 steps to making Shrinky Circuits - More DIY How To Projects]]> dorislee Shrinky Circuit is a way to rapidly prototype circuit boards without the conventional PCB /chemical etching procedure involved. More Instructables on this method to come later. (Optional) Color Color the Shrinky Dinks with colored pencil. Color on a single side should be enough if you are usin...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:00:09 PDT
Get started with the Bend Sensor
Get started with the Bend Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> cecilise We started by looking at how the Bend Sensor is buildt up, and how it works.We then looked at different areas we can see it beeing used in.Finally we made a lamp were you can change colour of the light, and also the brightness of a LED.You will find the steps of how to make your own lamp, including ...
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 10:43:55 PDT
Dragon Shell Pavilion Prototype
Dragon Shell Pavilion Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> AlanCation Dragon Shell Pavilion is a collaboration between Alan Cation, Dennis Huang, and Leah Zaldumbide. It is a full-scale prototype carried out in the digital media seminar, Synthetic Tectonics, instructed by Jason Kelly Johnson at California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Dragon Shell investigates...
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Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:48:01 PDT
Volatile Mutation
Volatile Mutation - More DIY How To Projects]]> dustintisdale Volatile Mutation is a design and fabrication collaboration between Tim Henshaw-Plath, Alan Cation and Dustin Tisdale. This project operates at the intersection of computational design and physical prototyping, combining multiple forms of manual and digital fabrications, ranging from 3D printing, t...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 21:41:59 PDT
Rotary Vending Prototype
Rotary Vending Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
K'nexRap 3D printer prototype
K'nexRap 3D printer prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> supah4x0r This is a prototype Design for a 3D printer with a K'nex Housing.Featuring a Moving X-Y printhead carriage, as well as a Z moving platform,allows maximised build volume for the frame encompassing the platform.Currently as a concept for alternate printing, with further development, this could become ...
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Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:25:54 PDT
Automatic Temperature Sensor
Automatic Temperature Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> HarshV In This Model we are going to combine a temperature sensor and an fan and are going to program the arduino to handle the analog output from the sensor and use it to determine if the temperature is okay or High .if the temperature is high then fan will start automatically and a Warning message will b...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 02:48:53 PDT
IR-Distance (Analog Value) Sensor 2$
IR-Distance (Analog Value) Sensor 2$ - More DIY How To Projects]]> HarshV This Homemade IR Distance Sensor can easily sense distance betwwn 55 cm to 0.5 cm and display it on a 16X2 LCDit does not require any costly sensors or drivers.....all it uses is an IR Pair and a few resistors ............the cost of the finished sensor is under 2$ !!!! Happy Constructing Getti...
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Sun, 18 May 2014 02:27:10 PDT
More Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 plus more steps )
More Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 plus more steps ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> russ_hensel Fairly recently I wrote a fairly a set of electronics tips ( Electronics Building Tips in 21 Plus Steps  ).  I worked on it for quite a while and  finally published it just to get it done.  But ideas kept coming so here ar...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 05:39:50 PDT
Inventions - More DIY How To Projects]]> Logan Tech Phone Charger Comment, favorite, and I might just post how to do it Batman Gadgets Webcam rc car Web Shooter My web shooter prototype 1 Speaker Watch null Wolverine Wolverine claws retractible update: 3-23-14 Wolverine claws and mask. Update: Monday June 23 claws are sharp. Web S...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:37:57 PST
NVCBOARD, Arduino + Rasp table of Prototype
NVCBOARD, Arduino + Rasp table of Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> nunovalencia Este proyecto es una simple mesa con dos placas protoboard, un Arduino y una Raspberry Pi. He querido crear una mesa de prototipos que incluya estas dos plataformas para poder crear aplicaciones que requieran ambas, ya que, estoy indagando un proyecto que requieren ambas. This project is a simple t...
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Fri, 7 Feb 2014 07:03:40 PST
water tank automation - prototype Jestin_Cubetech micro controller based water tank automation   12v prototype      8 LED  level indication     12v dc water pump      pic16f877a micro-controller
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:31:29 PST
Arduino Prototype Center
Arduino Prototype Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> CRO-nos This is a relatively inexpensive and easy to build project that will help you test out all of your Arduino projects and prototypes. Since it has a plug-in power source, it eliminates frequent battery use and leaves the breadboard free of voltage regulators and capacitors providing more room for proj...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 19:38:33 PST
Design a Custom Model Car
Design a Custom Model Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> nicalbert If you’re tired of the model car kits available in stores, why not design your own? Designing your own model car can be an exhilarating project that gives you control over the details of each piece, such as size, shape, and color. Designing toys is also a great way to get older kids excited about sc...
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Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:07:01 PDT
My Mini Sumobot (720rpm Prototype Mrk.12) ASCAS Here's a sneak peak of my latest sumobot, it's still a prototype. It runs with four 625-720rpm Micro Metal Gearboxes, and are driven by a single L298N motor driver chip. For its brains, it uses an arduino clone, the gizmini328. Its powered by a 3cell LiPo battery. For its eyes, it uses one Sharp Pr...

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Wed, 31 Jul 2013 06:31:38 PDT
The Embedded Arduino (smart appliances)
The Embedded Arduino (smart appliances) - More DIY How To Projects]]> sspence From the minds at Free Arduino Kit Contest! Comment (constructively) and we will enter you in our "Win a free DIY Arduino Kit" Contest! One of the fun things to do with an Arduino is to make your appliances smarter. From better instrumentation, to giving the app...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:00:29 PDT
Build a hand from zip ties, cardboard, and fishing line. jaesn Hello Instructables Community! This is a prototype build of a hand made from cheap common materials. The end goal is to make an animatronic hand that can fingerspell ASL. This is a near complete start to finish build with video in three parts. It might be best to listen to the intro and watch the ...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 18:27:09 PDT
Prototype and configure your own Real Time Clock module for the Raspberry Pi ( Open Source Hardware and Software Configuration) )
Prototype and configure your own Real Time Clock module for the Raspberry Pi ( Open Source Hardware and Software Configuration) ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> electronicshouse To keep the price of the raspberry pi down the developers left out some of the essentials one of those is the real time clock. At the moment the raspberry pi gets it time over the Ethernet from updating the time automatically from the global ntp (nework time protocol) server, but this means that w...
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Sun, 31 Mar 2013 07:49:12 PDT
3d Printed Speaker Project
3d Printed Speaker Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> werkhaus This is just a cool project I did to design some speakers from scratch and design them so they match my custom Macbook! I used the internals from some old Logtiech speakers lying around. Keep reading to learn more! Research Before I started, I did a little background research into the sorts of s...
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Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:44:36 PDT
Meccano Robotics Prototyping
Meccano Robotics Prototyping - More DIY How To Projects]]> sdfgeoff I have a lot of meccano. I loved it as a kid, used it a few times in early teen, and now, with some ingenuity (and a few custom parts), I am enjoying it as a tool for robotics prototyping. What is meccano? Meccano is nuts and bolts, perhaps the original nuts and bolts set. It has parts from two-hol...
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:05:12 PST
From SketchUp to CNC Fabrication phooddaniel This video series shows how to get from CAD, to CAM, to a CNC fabricated product.  The tools we will be using are SketchUp for CAD,  CamBam for CAM, Mach3 for gcode reading/CNC control, and a CNC router (greenBull from for part fabrication.  Keep in mind during this tutorial that ...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:35:19 PST
Quick Cheap and Easy Launchpad Prototype Shield. MSP430 newtonn2 After I found how easy is to program the MSP430 with Energia, I had to buy a few Launchpad to start using them in my projects. I try to see If I could buy a prototype shield for it, but did not find any. Here are a few pictures of the shield I make to start using this low price but excellent micro-c...
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Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:06:54 PST
My Mini Sumobot (500g Prototype) ASCAS Here's my mini sumobot, running for the national sumobot competition (Philippines). After the competition (January 12 & 26) I'l probably release a full step by step tutorial, provided with some old codes. This guide will help you understand and provide you ideas on how a typical sumobot works.  Wha...

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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:20:20 PST
Soap Wall Tile - Prototyping
Soap Wall Tile - Prototyping - More DIY How To Projects]]> hellichius This is my tutorial to show you how I made the prototype to my soap-tile concept.  To make this tutorial you will need; a pillow the 123d catch app Meshmixer 123d make Illustrator lasercutter cardboard glue wax heatgun metalbowl mdf pieces (mine are 4x4 in) Doing the Catch I had an initial shape...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2012 11:04:00 PST
Combination Lock USB Memory Stick
Combination Lock USB Memory Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> tycj The Problem: I have a USB memory stick with built in security software, GREAT! However it tends to be a little unreliable when it comes to using the memory stick on computers other than my own either taking ages to get logged into it or even not getting access to it at all.The Solution: So i decided...
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:34:55 PDT
123D Printing Prototypes
123D Printing Prototypes - More DIY How To Projects]]> Josehf Murchison This photo is a magazine loading coil gun firing section I designed in Autodesk 123D Beta, it has a place for a magnet to hold the ball bearings in place and a piston to push the ball bearing through the photo trigger and air vents I needed to add to my original design.  I spend more of my spare tim...
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:51:41 PDT
Build Your Own Prototyping Kit... togo1919 I like to make Prototyping Kits before I get into the details of creating some of my projects.  This way, I can "rough-in" the project parts before committing to a drawing that may have to be modified a bunch of times to get the project "dialed-in". Here's a rough set of components that work as a ...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:36:20 PDT
Stripboard track cutter scraptopower This is a homemade stripboard cutter. I already have a commercial stripboard cutter, so why make another? My commercial cutter is really horrible to use, the handle is tiny, uncomfortable, and the cutter isn't nearly sharp enough. This makes it frustrating to use. My homemade version is bigger and s...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 04:42:21 PDT
Prototyping with Clay Radioactive_Legos I always find it annoying when I'm trying to build a prototyping involving breadboards, servos, motors, and wires, and nothing wants to stay in place.  By using clay, though it's easy to hold your components in place while still being able to move them if you need to.  I use oil-based clay because i...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:44:22 PDT
Mechanical oscillator 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
Single core wire dispenser nadned So I had 5 meters of an 8 core wire  (Cat5 I think) and striped it down to the wires cause I needed some wire to prototype on my arduino, but after stripping it I was stuck with 40 meters of lose wire an nowhere to keep it.  So I then thought I need something to store this in, after looking around ...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:18:34 PDT
Prototyping Switch joshmt2012 I built this switch so that i could quickly and easily switch something on or off or test a circuit that didnt have a switch hard wired in yet. It is built out of the case of a 9 volt battery then just 2 aligator clips hotglued to the sides. Its really simple but comes in really handy
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:37:25 PDT