Instructables: exploring - technology - radio - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:24:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 Big 'ol Bluetooth Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/Big-ol-Bluetooth-Boombox/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:41:20 PDT
Make a Crawling Robot Zombie with Severed Legs http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Crawling-Robot-Zombie-with-Severed-Legs/
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:49:06 PDT
Vintage Beat Box Suitcase http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Beat-Box-Suitcase/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 16:39:41 PDT
Simple surveillence bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-surveillence-bug/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:13:59 PDT
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-crash-resistant-portable-T-Copter/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:43:26 PDT
Make a One Tube Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-One-Tube-Radio/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:05:14 PDT
Vintage Inspired Stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Inspired-Stereo/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:29 PDT
Converting Old Radio into a Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Converting-Old-Radio-into-a-Bluetooth-Speaker/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 01:15:58 PDT
Wireless Controlled Robotic Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Controlled-Robotic-Hand/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 14:13:48 PDT
Make a High-Altitude Balloon Tracker (Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-High-Altitude-Balloon-Tracker-Arduino/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 18:13:57 PDT
Vintage Radio Guitar Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Radio-Mini-Amp/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 02:38:18 PDT
Mini Audio Transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Audio-Transmitter/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:52:07 PDT
Old Radio Android PC Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Radio-Android-PC-Case/
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 06:57:17 PDT
Hi-Fi crystal AM radio tuner / No. 565 Miller http://www.instructables.com/id/Hi-Fi-crystal-AM-radio-tuner-No-565-Miller/
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Sun, 18 May 2014 01:19:52 PDT
U.S.S. Constitution MP3 Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/USS-Constitution-MP3-Radio/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/EUO6/HRGNQW8L/F57EUO6HRGNQW8L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/EUO6/HRGNQW8L/F57EUO6HRGNQW8L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/EUO6/HRGNQW8L/F57EUO6HRGNQW8L.SMALL.jpg AdventureS20 Hello, One day, while surfing the web I came across a hobbyist making dioramas of WWII battleships and displaying them in museums. I thought to my self, "that looks great so lets take it to another level". Behold, the world's first diorama MP3 radio! Due to copyright laws, I did not play music thro...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:12:30 PST
Raspberry Pi for Amateur Radio VOIP (Echolink) Part 1,2 and 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-for-Amateur-Radio-VOIP-Echolink/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/2URG/HQEA4PBJ/F612URGHQEA4PBJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/2URG/HQEA4PBJ/F612URGHQEA4PBJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/2URG/HQEA4PBJ/F612URGHQEA4PBJ.SMALL.jpg kp4tr This is an amateur radio transceiver wired into a Raspberry Pi and loaded with Echolink software (SVXLINK). One can use this with a 12V battery and connect to the echolink network. See video parts 1,2 and 3. Software in use is SVXLINK at: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/svxlink/wiki/SvxLink
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 18:55:42 PST
The Tape Measure Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Tape-Measure-Antenna/
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:33:37 PST
Add Radio to a Syma S107 IR Helicopter (or any other IR device) http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Radio-to-an-Syma-S107-IR-Helicopter-or-any-oth/
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:04:37 PST
Re-Transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Transmitter-1/
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 01:45:25 PST
DIY Arduino Remote Control and Lego RC Vehicle!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Custom-Arduino-Remote-Control-and-L/
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:19:31 PDT
Make some Feltronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-some-Feltronics/
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:15:20 PDT
Re-purposing an Antique Portable Radio Into a Hip Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purposing-an-Antique-Portable-Radio-Into-a-Hip-/
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Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:34:43 PDT
Building UP an ArduCopter! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Almost-Complete-Guide-to-Building-an-ArduCopte/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:56:10 PDT
RC Hovercraft Everyone Can Build! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hovercraft-Everyone-Can-Build/
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Sat, 29 Jun 2013 01:30:11 PDT
how to revive a first generation Olympic 447 portable transistor radio http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-revive-a-first-generation-Olympic-447-trans/
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 07:53:28 PDT
Bring a Vintage GI Joe Walkie-Talkie Back to Life with Bluetooth! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bring-a-Vintage-GI-Joe-Walkie-Talkie-Back-to-Life-/
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Mon, 20 May 2013 21:37:31 PDT
Radio Controlled Cardboard Hovercraft http://www.instructables.com/id/Radio-Controlled-Cardboard-Hovercraft/
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 02:42:17 PST
How to repair and revive an american made Zenith transistor radio. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-and-revive-an-american-made-Zenith-t/
How to repair and revive an american made Zenith transistor radio. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/2FRS/HD4VJRVY/FBH2FRSHD4VJRVY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/2FRS/HD4VJRVY/FBH2FRSHD4VJRVY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/2FRS/HD4VJRVY/FBH2FRSHD4VJRVY.SMALL.jpg ke4mcl this instructable takes for granted that you can solder, work with small parts, read values on capacitors, and have a basic understanding of electricity. transistor radios have been in production for over 50 years now. even early ones are common finds at yard sales and fleamarkets. they were the ip...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:09:12 PST
How to Talk to Someone Using Ham Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Talk-to-Someone-Using-Ham-Radio/
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:30:00 PST
Arduino-Radio Controlled Hydrogen Blimp http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Radio-Controlled-Hydrogen-Blimp/
Arduino-Radio Controlled Hydrogen Blimp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/JSV1/HAQ3308W/FTIJSV1HAQ3308W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/JSV1/HAQ3308W/FTIJSV1HAQ3308W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/JSV1/HAQ3308W/FTIJSV1HAQ3308W.SMALL.jpg btimar This details the construction of the remote-controlled blimp I built. Here's a short video of it flying: The blimp is controlled by a transmitter on the ground, operated by a human. There are three control levers-- one for each motor, and one for the servo that rotates the axis they're att...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:44:26 PST
The Steam Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Steam-Radio/
The Steam Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/H5IZ/HAVGJWX8/FI2H5IZHAVGJWX8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/H5IZ/HAVGJWX8/FI2H5IZHAVGJWX8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI2/H5IZ/HAVGJWX8/FI2H5IZHAVGJWX8.SMALL.jpg thechocolatist Hello Steampunkers, dear friends This time I explain you how to build in some easy steps a unique Steampunk Radio with a glowing "Vacuum Tube" on the top. All the parts I used, exept the broken radio, are from the junk yard. The broken radio I bought from a friend for 1 buck. It was demounted and t...
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Fri, 4 Jan 2013 01:35:43 PST
$3 Emergency Solar Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Emergency-Solar-Radio/
$3 Emergency Solar Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/U89B/GLFU0MLV/F5FU89BGLFU0MLV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/U89B/GLFU0MLV/F5FU89BGLFU0MLV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5F/U89B/GLFU0MLV/F5FU89BGLFU0MLV.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman In honor of all my good friends still over in Japan I've decided to create an Instructable for a $3 Emergency Solar Radio. It's a great thing in case of tsunami, nuclear melt down, or zombie invasion. Plus it's really cute when put into an Altoids tin.My plan is to send this as a (slightly) joke b...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 10:25:29 PDT
Boomcase Mimic http://www.instructables.com/id/Boomcase-Mimic/
Boomcase Mimic - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/PMCB/H8I45EDN/F1FPMCBH8I45EDN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/PMCB/H8I45EDN/F1FPMCBH8I45EDN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/PMCB/H8I45EDN/F1FPMCBH8I45EDN.SMALL.jpg jm31181 Hey everyone.  I just wanted to share my version of the popular Boomcase.  I didn't want to drop over 500 dollars for one so I made my own.  Materials cost me about 50 bucks, and labor was two weeks, mainly waiting for parts to arrive. Majority of the items are reused from a thrift store or I harnes...
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Thu, 18 Oct 2012 06:24:29 PDT
Hacking FM Transmitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-FM-Transmitter/
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Sun, 7 Oct 2012 06:50:46 PDT
R/C Mobile (Model) Rocket Launcher http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Mobile-Model-Rocket-Launcher/
R/C Mobile (Model) Rocket Launcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/H5EQ/H742P4WU/FRNH5EQH742P4WU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/H5EQ/H742P4WU/FRNH5EQH742P4WU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/H5EQ/H742P4WU/FRNH5EQH742P4WU.SMALL.jpg tcone Project Overview A number of years ago, I bought a remote-controlled (R/C) four-wheeled robot base but didn't end up doing anything exciting with it beyond assembling it and driving it around in the dirt a little bit.  Eventually, my brother and I began discussing turning it into a mobile rocket la...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:42:31 PDT
Downloading NOAA satellite images cheaply and easily http://www.instructables.com/id/Downloading-NOAA-satellite-images-cheaply-and-easi/
Downloading NOAA satellite images cheaply and easily - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/7MPT/H5TVBBBD/FOE7MPTH5TVBBBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/7MPT/H5TVBBBD/FOE7MPTH5TVBBBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/7MPT/H5TVBBBD/FOE7MPTH5TVBBBD.SMALL.jpg sdobbie This will show you how to download weather satellite images really cheaply and easily using easy to obtain parts. For this you will need: RTL SDR USB software defined radio. It costs around 20 pounds. get it here:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140803976327?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 11:30:08 PDT
Steampunk Audio & Chronograph Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Audio-Chronograph-Station/
Steampunk Audio & Chronograph Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/CMMO/H5TUB0Q1/FVWCMMOH5TUB0Q1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/CMMO/H5TUB0Q1/FVWCMMOH5TUB0Q1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/CMMO/H5TUB0Q1/FVWCMMOH5TUB0Q1.SMALL.jpg badjer1 Thanks to all of your very creative designs and projeccts, you all have inspired me to build my own Steampunk Audio & Chronograph Station.  This project took me WAAAY longer than I anticipated and went way over budget, but once I got started, I found it hard to compromise and kept getting more ideas...
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 17:18:38 PDT
Morse Code Touch Keyer/Autocoder http://www.instructables.com/id/Morse-Code-Touch-KeyerAutocoder/
Morse Code Touch Keyer/Autocoder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/BEVD/H5405ORE/FIBBEVDH5405ORE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/BEVD/H5405ORE/FIBBEVDH5405ORE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/BEVD/H5405ORE/FIBBEVDH5405ORE.SMALL.jpg zippetydooda I actually built this project some time ago but thought somebody might be able to use the idea.  I am a ham radio guy and got into it a little late in life when I retired and had the time.  I have my general license now and use phone (voice) most of the time but wanted to learn CW (Morse code) and...
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 09:06:32 PDT
How to Build and Arm a Scale Model Battleship From Scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-and-Arm-a-Scale-Model-Battleship-From-1/
How to Build and Arm a Scale Model Battleship From Scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/XHH2/H2MYDI7Q/F1SXHH2H2MYDI7Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/XHH2/H2MYDI7Q/F1SXHH2H2MYDI7Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/XHH2/H2MYDI7Q/F1SXHH2H2MYDI7Q.SMALL.jpg picklwg Welcome to the fascinating world of R/C BIG GUN Warship Combat. So what exactly is R/C Warship combat? It is a hobby where scale model warships, armed with low-pressure CO2 cannons, fire small ball bearings at an opposing ship.  When enough holes are put in the easily punctured balsa wood covered hu...
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Sun, 27 May 2012 19:31:22 PDT
Waterproof Solar Powered Boom Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Solar-Powered-Boom-Box/
Waterproof Solar Powered Boom Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/ZIHD/H174KMP8/FSGZIHDH174KMP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/ZIHD/H174KMP8/FSGZIHDH174KMP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/ZIHD/H174KMP8/FSGZIHDH174KMP8.SMALL.jpg noahw This is a go anywhere, power anything, music blasting stereo that will keep the party rocking even in the pouring rain.  Housed inside a waterproof, crushproof, kittenproof enclosure, this stereo uses a water resistant marine head unit, and water resistant marine component speakers.  It's powered by...
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Mon, 14 May 2012 14:32:13 PDT
Tool Box Boom Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Tool-Box-Boom-Box/
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Mon, 9 Apr 2012 14:34:28 PDT
Homemade 18V Battery Stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-18V-Battery-Stereo/
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Wed, 18 Apr 2012 22:24:57 PDT
Hack an RC car's unused 3rd channel! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-an-RC-cars-unused-5th-channel/
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:06:14 PDT
Picopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Picopter/
Picopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/1VUJ/GYN8W6Z3/FEB1VUJGYN8W6Z3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/1VUJ/GYN8W6Z3/FEB1VUJGYN8W6Z3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/1VUJ/GYN8W6Z3/FEB1VUJGYN8W6Z3.SMALL.jpg frank26080115 It's a tiny quadrotor helicopter! Update Feb 25 2012: Warning, I may have discovered a bug inside the CadSoft EAGLE 6.1.0 software that may make the PCB look slightly different. My design files are meant for 5.11 so use that instead. You have been warned. Main Features: X mode flying MP...
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Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:56:30 PST
Restoration - New life out of a busted 1930's radio conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/New-life-out-of-a-busted-1930s-radio/
Restoration - New life out of a busted 1930's radio conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/IZNW/GXHJ5BS9/FKZIZNWGXHJ5BS9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/IZNW/GXHJ5BS9/FKZIZNWGXHJ5BS9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKZ/IZNW/GXHJ5BS9/FKZIZNWGXHJ5BS9.SMALL.jpg nickademuss First of all let me point out that this $35.00 Western Royal console radio was broken, and in my assessment would cost more to repair than to convert into a classy good sounding radio. I was at my local thrift store a few months ago and saw this radio, its case was not in too bad a shape, but when ...
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Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:10:50 PST
The incredible Steampunk Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/The-incredible-Steampunk-Radio/
The incredible Steampunk Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/P4P8/GX3M7ZAD/F21P4P8GX3M7ZAD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/P4P8/GX3M7ZAD/F21P4P8GX3M7ZAD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F21/P4P8/GX3M7ZAD/F21P4P8GX3M7ZAD.SMALL.jpg Horatius.Steam Based on a USW - Receiver Kit and the idea to have a Radio with a really good sound I decided to make a radio wit a special speaker system. The Radio is incredible because of its sound. The sound fills the whole room. Let´s see how to make it. The green "tube" looks like the old "magic eyes". T...
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Sun, 8 Jan 2012 07:55:48 PST
Hacking The Spy Video Trakr With Frickin' Laser Beams...And Missiles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-The-Spy-Video-Trakr-With-Frickin-Laser-Be/
Hacking The Spy Video Trakr With Frickin' Laser Beams...And Missiles! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/3YHN/GW88TOLY/FQG3YHNGW88TOLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/3YHN/GW88TOLY/FQG3YHNGW88TOLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/3YHN/GW88TOLY/FQG3YHNGW88TOLY.SMALL.jpg KRA5H Courtesy of CPT Hans. I bought a USB-powered foam missile launcher, which has pan & tilt, and even a targeting laser! I'm powering it from the Trakr's internal USB port, and controlling it with the GPIO lines. The original control board was quite sophisticated It has an IC that receives USB...
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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:27:16 PST
Radio Redux http://www.instructables.com/id/Radio-Redux/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/CY7P/GV0KL0M3/FW9CY7PGV0KL0M3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/CY7P/GV0KL0M3/FW9CY7PGV0KL0M3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW9/CY7P/GV0KL0M3/FW9CY7PGV0KL0M3.SMALL.jpg royshearer A collection of radio hacks by Level 2 students of Product Design at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD). All students were given a Sony portable radio and asked to add value by redesigning it for a new application. Here you will find out how to replicate the prototypes they made...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:52:04 PST
Vintage Radio Computer Tower. http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Radio-Computer-Tower/
Vintage Radio Computer Tower. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/EYAU/GW4I0PHG/F22EYAUGW4I0PHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/EYAU/GW4I0PHG/F22EYAUGW4I0PHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/EYAU/GW4I0PHG/F22EYAUGW4I0PHG.SMALL.jpg longwinters This was a fun project because it was quite easy, when the case was done all you had to do was add the doo dads and you get a fun looking housing for your tower. The work involved took about 40 hours about 6 were wasted on some stuff I decided to reject as unacceptable. The Radio dial is a home co...
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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:02:14 PST
Slidebeye Radio- Penney http://www.instructables.com/id/Slidebeye-Radio-Penney/
Slidebeye Radio- Penney - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/UVSX/GVOX0TZU/FQBUVSXGVOX0TZU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/UVSX/GVOX0TZU/FQBUVSXGVOX0TZU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQB/UVSX/GVOX0TZU/FQBUVSXGVOX0TZU.SMALL.jpg akennedy13 This is Penney. She is part of the Slidebeye radio family. She is sleek, made of cardboard and wood. A no frills kinda gal. If she’s not your cuppa tea that’s quite all right, there is a whole family, Dave, Robert, Levi and Patricia. All you have to do is look into the grill design and the slidebeye...
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 13:46:21 PST