Instructables: exploring - technology - prototype http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:27:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 More Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 plus more steps ) http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Electronics-Building-Tips-in-21-plus-more-ste/
More Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 plus more steps ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/OUGH/HRPNCYXA/FG9OUGHHRPNCYXA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/OUGH/HRPNCYXA/FG9OUGHHRPNCYXA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/OUGH/HRPNCYXA/FG9OUGHHRPNCYXA.SMALL.jpg russ_hensel Fairly recently I wrote a fairly a set of electronics tips ( Electronics Building Tips in 21 Plus Steps  http://www.instructables.com/id/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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Inventions-2/
Inventions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/6DGR/HSGFWISJ/F5S6DGRHSGFWISJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/6DGR/HSGFWISJ/F5S6DGRHSGFWISJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5S/6DGR/HSGFWISJ/F5S6DGRHSGFWISJ.SMALL.jpg 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 Web Shooter Web shooter prototype 2 better sma...
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 16:37:57 PST
CAD to 3D http://www.instructables.com/id/CAD-to-3D/
CAD to 3D - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/G2TL/HSE91PA2/FAFG2TLHSE91PA2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/G2TL/HSE91PA2/FAFG2TLHSE91PA2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAF/G2TL/HSE91PA2/FAFG2TLHSE91PA2.SMALL.jpg sharkdanger This was a uni task that i had to do. The task was to select an existing object and recreate it in a CAD program (solidworks) and then to 3D print it so that it can be functional and to look as close as possible to the original. CAD All of the pieces were modelled separately and then assembled ...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 06:54:25 PST
NVCBOARD, Arduino + Rasp table of Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/NVCBOARD-Arduino-Rasp-table-of-Prototype/
NVCBOARD, Arduino + Rasp table of Prototype - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/0RRZ/HRBNBJ72/FT00RRZHRBNBJ72.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/0RRZ/HRBNBJ72/FT00RRZHRBNBJ72.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/0RRZ/HRBNBJ72/FT00RRZHRBNBJ72.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/water-tank-automation-prototype/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/I80U/HQ1DRJQF/FKMI80UHQ1DRJQF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/I80U/HQ1DRJQF/FKMI80UHQ1DRJQF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKM/I80U/HQ1DRJQF/FKMI80UHQ1DRJQF.SMALL.jpg Jestin_Cubetech micro controller based water tank automation   12v prototype      8 LED  level indication     12v dc water pump      pic16f877a micro-controller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe4I3bVfs-A&feature=youtu.be
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:31:29 PST
Arduino Prototype Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Prototype-Center/
Arduino Prototype Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/SP3Y/HO7XODFW/F2ASP3YHO7XODFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/SP3Y/HO7XODFW/F2ASP3YHO7XODFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/SP3Y/HO7XODFW/F2ASP3YHO7XODFW.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-a-Custom-Model-Car/
Design a Custom Model Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/LPLR/HMVJDNCG/FA3LPLRHMVJDNCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/LPLR/HMVJDNCG/FA3LPLRHMVJDNCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA3/LPLR/HMVJDNCG/FA3LPLRHMVJDNCG.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Mini-Sumobot-720rpm-Prototype-Mrk12/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/VKQ6/HJKBW8G0/F75VKQ6HJKBW8G0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/VKQ6/HJKBW8G0/F75VKQ6HJKBW8G0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/VKQ6/HJKBW8G0/F75VKQ6HJKBW8G0.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Embedded-Arduino-building-an-Arduino-into-a-p/
The Embedded Arduino (smart appliances) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/Q3ZZ/HCJODCOI/FHEQ3ZZHCJODCOI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/Q3ZZ/HCJODCOI/FHEQ3ZZHCJODCOI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/Q3ZZ/HCJODCOI/FHEQ3ZZHCJODCOI.SMALL.jpg sspence From the minds at http://arduinotronics.blogspot.com/ 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. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-hand-from-zip-ties-cardboard-and-fishing/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/66NG/HEXSMSYK/FFI66NGHEXSMSYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/66NG/HEXSMSYK/FFI66NGHEXSMSYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFI/66NG/HEXSMSYK/FFI66NGHEXSMSYK.SMALL.jpg 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) ) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-add-a-Real-time-clock-to-the-Raspberry-Pi-o/
Prototype and configure your own Real Time Clock module for the Raspberry Pi ( Open Source Hardware and Software Configuration) ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/1X1L/HOVU9FHL/F061X1LHOVU9FHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/1X1L/HOVU9FHL/F061X1LHOVU9FHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F06/1X1L/HOVU9FHL/F061X1LHOVU9FHL.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/3d-Printed-Speaker-Project/
3d Printed Speaker Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/HG21/HEBN3QRR/FSJHG21HEBN3QRR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/HG21/HEBN3QRR/FSJHG21HEBN3QRR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSJ/HG21/HEBN3QRR/FSJHG21HEBN3QRR.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Meccano-Robotics-Prototyping/
Meccano Robotics Prototyping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/6N1B/HCLBWVAG/FGI6N1BHCLBWVAG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/6N1B/HCLBWVAG/FGI6N1BHCLBWVAG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGI/6N1B/HCLBWVAG/FGI6N1BHCLBWVAG.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/From-SketchUp-to-CNC-Fabrication/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/2X5Q/HBPBS090/FWI2X5QHBPBS090.SMALL.jpg 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 BuildYourCNC.com) 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Cheap-and-Easy-Launchpad-Prototype-Shield-M/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/6245/HBNXUY87/FRD6245HBNXUY87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/6245/HBNXUY87/FRD6245HBNXUY87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/6245/HBNXUY87/FRD6245HBNXUY87.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Mini-Sumobot-500g-Prototype/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/68E3/HAQ32NP3/F4868E3HAQ32NP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/68E3/HAQ32NP3/F4868E3HAQ32NP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/68E3/HAQ32NP3/F4868E3HAQ32NP3.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Soap-Wall-Tile-Prototyping/
Soap Wall Tile - Prototyping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/DA7B/HA4M8H8H/FOSDA7BHA4M8H8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/DA7B/HA4M8H8H/FOSDA7BHA4M8H8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/DA7B/HA4M8H8H/FOSDA7BHA4M8H8H.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Combination-Lock-USB-Memory-Stick/
Combination Lock USB Memory Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/JO4G/H9T4L6DC/F4TJO4GH9T4L6DC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/JO4G/H9T4L6DC/F4TJO4GH9T4L6DC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/JO4G/H9T4L6DC/F4TJO4GH9T4L6DC.SMALL.jpg 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 decid...
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:34:55 PDT
123D Printing Prototypes http://www.instructables.com/id/123D-Printing-Prototypes/
123D Printing Prototypes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/S3R0/H82UHXBS/F14S3R0H82UHXBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/S3R0/H82UHXBS/F14S3R0H82UHXBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/S3R0/H82UHXBS/F14S3R0H82UHXBS.SMALL.jpg 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... http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Prototyping-Kit-Created-Techs/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/4S9Q/H5TUC600/FGA4S9QH5TUC600.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/4S9Q/H5TUC600/FGA4S9QH5TUC600.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGA/4S9Q/H5TUC600/FGA4S9QH5TUC600.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Stripboard-track-cutter/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/KP6J/H5ECNHGS/FRVKP6JH5ECNHGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/KP6J/H5ECNHGS/FRVKP6JH5ECNHGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/KP6J/H5ECNHGS/FRVKP6JH5ECNHGS.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-with-Clay/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/C7BW/H5JCLR09/F05C7BWH5JCLR09.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/C7BW/H5JCLR09/F05C7BWH5JCLR09.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F05/C7BW/H5JCLR09/F05C7BWH5JCLR09.SMALL.jpg 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 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
Single core wire dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-core-wire-dispenser/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/4711/H4AGJGVS/FWH4711H4AGJGVS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/4711/H4AGJGVS/FWH4711H4AGJGVS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/4711/H4AGJGVS/FWH4711H4AGJGVS.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Prototyping-Switch/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/3UV3/H401V0XG/FKZ3UV3H401V0XG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/3UV3/H401V0XG/FKZ3UV3H401V0XG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/3UV3/H401V0XG/FKZ3UV3H401V0XG.SMALL.jpg 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
Design a simple arduino shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-a-simple-arduino-shield/
Design a simple arduino shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/JZNR/H350EJXW/FNDJZNRH350EJXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/JZNR/H350EJXW/FNDJZNRH350EJXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/JZNR/H350EJXW/FNDJZNRH350EJXW.SMALL.jpg electrodragon Why design your own arduino shield - It's cheap, our stuffs you need only cost 1-2 USD, and it's also easy and fast to build. We are going to a bluetooth adapter, an official one need $19. - Wiring is annoying, how many times you made wrong wiring.. - It's stackable and you can use again and again w...
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 02:13:48 PDT
Build a Professional Prototype Case for a Linksys WRT54G Series Router in Three Weeks http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Professional-Prototype-Case-for-a-Linksys-/
Build a Professional Prototype Case for a Linksys WRT54G Series Router in Three Weeks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/JPZ4/H2WEVBE6/F6LJPZ4H2WEVBE6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/JPZ4/H2WEVBE6/F6LJPZ4H2WEVBE6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/JPZ4/H2WEVBE6/F6LJPZ4H2WEVBE6.SMALL.jpg ShaneVadnais Since this is my first Instructable and the first 3D printed prototype I have ever made I have tried to explain in as much detail as possible what I have done and have tried to provide as many pictures as I could. If you have any questions please ask and I will try to answer them ASAP. Warnings...
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:24:27 PDT
Apple Mac Mini Cooler (Made with Drawer Slide CNC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Apple-Mac-Mini-Cooler-Made-with-Drawer-Slide-CNC/
Apple Mac Mini Cooler (Made with Drawer Slide CNC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/AOSO/H1ZG7G4O/F4VAOSOH1ZG7G4O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/AOSO/H1ZG7G4O/F4VAOSOH1ZG7G4O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4V/AOSO/H1ZG7G4O/F4VAOSOH1ZG7G4O.SMALL.jpg CopperDropDesigns My first Intructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-drawer-slide-CNC-machine-for-under-200/) was building my Drawer Slide CNC Machine. And Ironically, the first part I cut on it was this, my second Instructable! It all started when I was designing a few parts on my Apple Mac Mini. It s...
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Fri, 18 May 2012 16:10:28 PDT
xB-Buddy Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/xB-Buddy-Kit/
xB-Buddy Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/4YO8/H1YOHZYB/F3F4YO8H1YOHZYB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/4YO8/H1YOHZYB/F3F4YO8H1YOHZYB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/4YO8/H1YOHZYB/F3F4YO8H1YOHZYB.SMALL.jpg sath02 What is xB-Buddy? xB-Buddy is the compact, cable-less version of FTDI cable, combined with XBee breakout board. Just plug the unit directly to USB Port on the PC, laptop. xB-Buddy is not only useful for programming Arduino clone, but also a great device to communicate with any TTL serial device, s...
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Fri, 11 May 2012 15:04:20 PDT
How to manufacture your own designer toy or start a new small business http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-manufacture-your-own-designer-toy-or-start-/
How to manufacture your own designer toy or start a new small business - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/A413/GZUAFETE/FJ3A413GZUAFETE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/A413/GZUAFETE/FJ3A413GZUAFETE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ3/A413/GZUAFETE/FJ3A413GZUAFETE.SMALL.jpg bryanbrutherford       I want to start with full disclosure. I am a trained and practicing industrial designer. I have spent the last 15 years deeply immersed in both traditional and cutting edge visualization and prototyping tools. This particular project was possible because of all that i have learned and the tool...
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Sat, 17 Mar 2012 21:25:15 PDT
Home Made Arduino Prototype Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-Arduino-Prototype-Shield/
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Mon, 12 Mar 2012 08:37:51 PDT
DIY Teagueduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Teagueduino/
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Thu, 2 Feb 2012 10:59:58 PST
Easy PCB Holder (prototype) http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Holder-prototype/
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:34:06 PST
My first SMD project http://www.instructables.com/id/My-first-SMD-project/
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Tue, 8 Nov 2011 03:03:44 PST
Making soic breakout boards on the cheap. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-soic-breakout-boards-on-the-cheap/
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Sun, 27 Mar 2011 09:18:05 PDT
Syringe pump prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Syringe-pump-prototype/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/AOO0/GJC3PG1Y/FUXAOO0GJC3PG1Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/AOO0/GJC3PG1Y/FUXAOO0GJC3PG1Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/AOO0/GJC3PG1Y/FUXAOO0GJC3PG1Y.SMALL.jpg siderits This video demonstrates how to make a simple single or dual syringe pump using an AXE deodorant container (for the linear actuator), a Lego WeDo robotics servo motor and a "Scratch" program to control the servo.  The syringe pump can deliver approximately 200 microliter per step and can run in eithe...
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Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:03:33 PST
ARDUINO/SEEEDUINO Breadboard station for less then $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINOSEEEDUINO-Breadboard-station-for-less-then/
ARDUINO/SEEEDUINO Breadboard station for less then $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/05DT/GITHPVGS/FXQ05DTGITHPVGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/05DT/GITHPVGS/FXQ05DTGITHPVGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/05DT/GITHPVGS/FXQ05DTGITHPVGS.SMALL.jpg jomac_uk Like most hobbyist's I have limited space in which to indulge in my hobby, there are times when the thoughts of having to root out all of the bits required to try out a new circuit, and then pack them all away again. Then there is the setting up of the breadboard, and other peripherals etc. Being a...
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Wed, 12 Jan 2011 06:55:24 PST
Easy prototype breadboard unit with DUAL PSU's and less then $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-prototype-breadboard-unit-with-DUAL-PSUs-and/
Easy prototype breadboard unit with DUAL PSU's and less then $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/WPJW/GI0TDMJI/FT1WPJWGI0TDMJI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/WPJW/GI0TDMJI/FT1WPJWGI0TDMJI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/WPJW/GI0TDMJI/FT1WPJWGI0TDMJI.SMALL.jpg jomac_uk I love playing with electronics, the best fun comes when you have a good idea, and you want to do it NOW! But...you soon lose interest when you realise the effort need to set up your workbench, even for the tiniest of projects, and the effort to clear things away later SO.....being a lazy bugger.....
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 05:22:12 PST
How to make flashing police lights with sound http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-flashing-police-lights-with-sound/
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Mon, 6 Dec 2010 08:58:37 PST
Motion activated dropping spider, low cost, no programming http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-motion-detecting-prop-dropper/
Motion activated dropping spider, low cost, no programming - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/S44H/GFRWMBK0/FACS44HGFRWMBK0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/S44H/GFRWMBK0/FACS44HGFRWMBK0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/S44H/GFRWMBK0/FACS44HGFRWMBK0.SMALL.jpg PaulMakesThings In this Intstuctable I’m going to show you how to make a very simple motion activated spider that drops down rapidly and startles anyone that walks underneath, then retracts. I designed this to be an inexpensive and practical electronics project that a beginner can make. The sensor directly powers...
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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 22:26:34 PDT
How to Prototype Without Using Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Prototype-Without-Using-Printed-Circuit-Boa/
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Sun, 23 May 2010 21:13:56 PDT
Stay clean when it rains while using a wheelchair http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-clean-when-it-rains-while-using-a-wheelchair/
Stay clean when it rains while using a wheelchair - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/VBS1/G962DPP0/FJIVBS1G962DPP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/VBS1/G962DPP0/FJIVBS1G962DPP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/VBS1/G962DPP0/FJIVBS1G962DPP0.SMALL.jpg AthleticTrainer      I've been toying around with this idea for a while. I am living in a studio apartment and they don't like it when I do wielding in my kitchen. Something about fire codes...The idea came from my friend Sean who is in a wheelchair. I made the joke about modifying his wheelchair with a lift kit an...
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Sat, 15 May 2010 21:45:48 PDT
My bench supply http://www.instructables.com/id/My-bench-supply/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/7UFJ/G6MPCWR5/F777UFJG6MPCWR5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/7UFJ/G6MPCWR5/F777UFJG6MPCWR5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/7UFJ/G6MPCWR5/F777UFJG6MPCWR5.SMALL.jpg scratchr This bench supply is rated for 0.5v-16v@1.5a. It has a meter. It uses an lm317.
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Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:58:53 PDT
My breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/My-breadboard/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/DWDB/G6MPCWNY/FD7DWDBG6MPCWNY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/DWDB/G6MPCWNY/FD7DWDBG6MPCWNY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD7/DWDB/G6MPCWNY/FD7DWDBG6MPCWNY.SMALL.jpg scratchr A portable powered breadboard with a variable output 0.5v-9v (LM317). It even has a meter.
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Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:44:10 PDT
Home reflow SMD soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-reflow-SMD-soldering/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/WZHW/G56ZTY87/FN8WZHWG56ZTY87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/WZHW/G56ZTY87/FN8WZHWG56ZTY87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/WZHW/G56ZTY87/FN8WZHWG56ZTY87.SMALL.jpg dafonso This video shows one method of doing home reflow soldering. This is a toaster oven method using a thermocouple and a solder paste kit.
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Tue, 2 Feb 2010 10:53:57 PST
Custom PCB Prototyping using a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-PCB-Prototyping-using-a-Laser-Cutter/
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Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:05:09 PST
Quick and Simple Soft Switches (for quick prototyping) http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Simple-Soft-Switches-for-quick-prototyp/
Quick and Simple Soft Switches (for quick prototyping) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/LYQ1/G33P0Q9Q/FB9LYQ1G33P0Q9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/LYQ1/G33P0Q9Q/FB9LYQ1G33P0Q9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/LYQ1/G33P0Q9Q/FB9LYQ1G33P0Q9Q.SMALL.jpg goldi216 The are many different ways to make a soft switches. This instructable shows another option of a very quick prototype for the soft switch, using an aluminum tape instead of conductive fabric, and solid wires instead of a conductive thread, which both of them, the thread and the fabric are the best m...
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Wed, 16 Dec 2009 14:59:14 PST
This Old Tornado http://www.instructables.com/id/This-Old-Tornado/
This Old Tornado - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/P08N/FYTCHRDO/FG8P08NFYTCHRDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/P08N/FYTCHRDO/FG8P08NFYTCHRDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/P08N/FYTCHRDO/FG8P08NFYTCHRDO.SMALL.jpg walkalongaviation Description of how to build a tornado model. This instructable is faster paced as an old model tornado prototype is restored and operated. This design is by no means bomb proof and should only be operated under close supervision. Parts of the Tornado Model In this step, plans for the foam insula...
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Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:13:31 PDT
18 pin PIC Development Board http://www.instructables.com/id/18-pin-PIC-Development-Board/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2009 05:52:05 PDT
Bus Pirate 3EEPROM explorer board http://www.instructables.com/id/Bus-Pirate-3EEPROM-explorer-board/
Bus Pirate 3EEPROM explorer board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/070O/FXR6UEL4/FYQ070OFXR6UEL4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/070O/FXR6UEL4/FYQ070OFXR6UEL4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYQ/070O/FXR6UEL4/FYQ070OFXR6UEL4.SMALL.jpg ian If you've got one of Hack a Day's Bus Pirates, what do you do with it? Learn about 1-wire, I2C, and SPI EEPROMs with the 3EEPROM explorer board (we call it the THR-EE-PROM).EEPROM is a type of memory chip that stores data without a continuous power supply. It's useful for permanent data storage in s...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2009 05:38:36 PDT