Instructables: exploring - technology - recycling - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 26 Feb 2017 12:16:59 PST BLOX v1.01 How to make a suspended matrix of spinning CDs with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Create-a-Suspended-Matrix-of-Spinning-CDs-W/
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Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:01:05 PST
CNC Made From Garbage http://www.instructables.com/id/CNC-Made-From-Garbage/
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Mon, 6 Feb 2017 07:45:40 PST
The Time Machine || An Awesome Clock Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Time-Machine-an-Awesome-Clock-Hack/
The Time Machine || An Awesome Clock Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/SA2E/IYNAUMXT/FCQSA2EIYNAUMXT.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/SA2E/IYNAUMXT/FCQSA2EIYNAUMXT.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/SA2E/IYNAUMXT/FCQSA2EIYNAUMXT.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech The time machine used to be considered science fiction..... But not anymore! I have found a way to hack a normal mechanical clock to fast forward and reverse time! Well, kind of. In this instructable, I will show you how to hack a clock to run up to 60x faster. This hack will also let you run the cl...
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Wed, 1 Feb 2017 14:31:22 PST
Recycled Glowing Helmets Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Glowing-Helmets-Design/
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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:49:57 PST
Plastic bottle cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Bottle-Cutter/
Plastic bottle cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/VFEI/IY4QMS9G/FI6VFEIIY4QMS9G.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/VFEI/IY4QMS9G/FI6VFEIIY4QMS9G.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/VFEI/IY4QMS9G/FI6VFEIIY4QMS9G.SMALL.jpg thexadow I started learning Fusion 360 a couple of weeks ago and was looking for a cool project to test what I had learned, when I came across the Plastic Bottle Cutter. I saw a bunch of designs, some commercial, others ones diy solutions but all had the same objective, to reuse the standard plastic bottle b...
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Sun, 22 Jan 2017 18:56:00 PST
Amazing Modern Art From Broken Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Amazing-Modern-Art-From-Broken-Electronics/
Amazing Modern Art From Broken Electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/G6AP/IXLADTPB/FZGG6APIXLADTPB.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/G6AP/IXLADTPB/FZGG6APIXLADTPB.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FZG/G6AP/IXLADTPB/FZGG6APIXLADTPB.SMALL.jpg tanner_tech Within the hidden world of junk electronic devices, there are components that have the potential to become great looking pieces of modern art. In this instructable, I will show you how to find and convert thrown away electronic devices into amazing art displays that look like surreal alien forests....
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Fri, 6 Jan 2017 08:45:06 PST
Making Dimensional Recycled HDPE Stock for Projects Part 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Dimensional-Recycled-HDPE-Stock-for-Project-1/
Making Dimensional Recycled HDPE Stock for Projects Part 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/H1UA/IX0PWUDH/FSZH1UAIX0PWUDH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/H1UA/IX0PWUDH/FSZH1UAIX0PWUDH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSZ/H1UA/IX0PWUDH/FSZH1UAIX0PWUDH.SMALL.jpg baker519 This will be a continuation of my instructable Making Dimensional Recycled HDPE Stock for Projects. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Dimensional...The photos are of a Christmas present I made this year. It is made of walnut and maple (no HDPE) After making the material for the cider press rest...
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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 13:16:40 PST
Making Dimensional Recycled HDPE Stock for Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Dimensional-Recycled-HDPE-Stock-for-Project/
Making Dimensional Recycled HDPE Stock for Projects - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/GFZ4/IVO7P25F/FHDGFZ4IVO7P25F.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/GFZ4/IVO7P25F/FHDGFZ4IVO7P25F.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/GFZ4/IVO7P25F/FHDGFZ4IVO7P25F.SMALL.jpg baker519 The Need--- Restore an 1871 Apple Cider Press with Easily Cleaned, Non Deteriorating PartsA friend acquired an 1871 apple cider press, the unit was complete, but all the wooden parts were rotten or termite infested and hollowed out, the metal parts were rusted and most were frozen and immoveable.The...
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Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:33:30 PST
Picasso - painting and dancing robot toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Picasso-Painting-and-Dancing-Robot-Toy/
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Wed, 23 Nov 2016 12:58:35 PST
Party stroboscope done by recycled parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Party-Stroboscope-Done-by-Recycled-Parts/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:48:55 PST
La vuelta al mundo (CHT) http://www.instructables.com/id/La-Vuelta-Al-Mundo-CHT/
La vuelta al mundo (CHT) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/S6FP/IVHQMPEG/FVHS6FPIVHQMPEG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/S6FP/IVHQMPEG/FVHS6FPIVHQMPEG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVH/S6FP/IVHQMPEG/FVHS6FPIVHQMPEG.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 La vuelta al mundo es una dinámica maker interdisciplinaria que busca mezclar las siguientes materias y objetivos de aprendizaje:Geografía: Latitudes y longitudes.Inglés: Descripción de ciudades.Biología: Contenido nutrimental de platillos típicos. La idea es construir un "explorador" para descubri...
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Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:21:18 PST
Industrial Isolation Transformer From Trash http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Isolation-Transformer-From-Trash/
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Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:28:02 PDT
Commodore PI http://www.instructables.com/id/Commodore-PI/
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Sat, 1 Oct 2016 16:13:16 PDT
Use Crayons To Share Data Between Digital Computer And Human Mind http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-Crayons-to-Share-Data-Between-Digital-Computer/
Use Crayons To Share Data Between Digital Computer And Human Mind - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/XSM1/ITQ3BMTH/F2QXSM1ITQ3BMTH.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/XSM1/ITQ3BMTH/F2QXSM1ITQ3BMTH.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F2Q/XSM1/ITQ3BMTH/F2QXSM1ITQ3BMTH.SMALL.jpg lafelabs One of the things I find so repugnant about the modern digital computer is how rigid the separation is between user, programmer, microprocessor, hardware, and software. The modern computer is partly a product of a religious belief that "data" or "information" have some sort of otherworldly existenc...
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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:01:53 PDT
Fluid Tube From Plastic Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Fluid-Tube-From-Plastic-Bottle/
Fluid Tube From Plastic Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/AKTB/ITKLQKW5/FA5AKTBITKLQKW5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/AKTB/ITKLQKW5/FA5AKTBITKLQKW5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/AKTB/ITKLQKW5/FA5AKTBITKLQKW5.SMALL.jpg lafelabs I got rid of my 3d printer a few months ago, donated it to some mad chopper bike makers who could make better use of it. Why? Because I no longer think it should be a part of my technological process at all. Because once I started making plastic parts by cutting, folding, and welding HDPE plastic...
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Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:45:07 PDT
Automatic High Power Garden Lamp ( using waste ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automative-High-Power-Garden-Lamp/
Automatic High Power Garden Lamp ( using waste ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/GQWG/ISCBM0TI/FH5GQWGISCBM0TI.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/GQWG/ISCBM0TI/FH5GQWGISCBM0TI.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/GQWG/ISCBM0TI/FH5GQWGISCBM0TI.SMALL.jpg TharindaSL It Is very easy to make but its more bright light than any other. You can make it for very cheap price What you Need... 1) 12v 3w(200mah) solar panel or 2pcf of 6v (200mah) solar panels ( you can buy it from local shop of buy it from online shopping site)2) 12pcs of 5730 or 2835 smd chips ( I got...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2016 06:45:57 PDT
3D Printer Part Recycling Grinder http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printer-Part-Recycling-Grinder/
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Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:20:58 PDT
Low Cost Plastic Shredder http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Plastic-Shredder/
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Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:59:50 PDT
Interactive led lamp | tensegrity structure + arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Led-Lamp-Tensegrity-Structure-Arduino/
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Wed, 8 Jun 2016 14:52:59 PDT
Making spiral wire wrap tube for cable organizing http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Spiral-Wire-Wrap-Tube-for-Cable-Organizing/
Making spiral wire wrap tube for cable organizing - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/PAW6/IP094ZMR/FOMPAW6IP094ZMR.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/PAW6/IP094ZMR/FOMPAW6IP094ZMR.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/PAW6/IP094ZMR/FOMPAW6IP094ZMR.SMALL.jpg TheKitMurkit. Hello there!If you have something ended in your bathroom that was stored in a bottle with a push dispenser like that on the photo, that means you have some free nice parts for your projects! This is my first instructable and it is very simple! All you need is a knife, the sharper - the better! :) ...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2016 04:57:10 PDT
From an Ikea Footstool to (Poang) 3D printer! http://www.instructables.com/id/From-an-Ikea-Footstool-to-Poang-3D-Printer/
From an Ikea Footstool to (Poang) 3D printer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/ZFQP/INQ9H1EQ/F9KZFQPINQ9H1EQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/ZFQP/INQ9H1EQ/F9KZFQPINQ9H1EQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/ZFQP/INQ9H1EQ/F9KZFQPINQ9H1EQ.SMALL.jpg StefanoG Hello All, This is my first Instructable and I wish to share with you the build process of my first 3D printer...Yes, another one, but this one made from an Ikea footstool find in the trash can of my district, so I though: Why not retrieve the frame and try to adapt it for the purpose?From the garba...
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Tue, 3 May 2016 03:42:42 PDT
Make a powerful rechargable flashlight out of a used battery (earth day part II) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Powerful-Rechargable-Flashlight-Out-of-Used/
Make a powerful rechargable flashlight out of a used battery (earth day part II) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/YU7O/INM7KNQF/FSSYU7OINM7KNQF.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/YU7O/INM7KNQF/FSSYU7OINM7KNQF.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/YU7O/INM7KNQF/FSSYU7OINM7KNQF.SMALL.jpg led_freak Old lithium ion batteries - many of us have them laying around. And in most cases there is little use for them. Well, until today. In my previous ible and video I showed you how to use them as a powerbank, today I will show you how to turn them into a useful flashlight that lights up your working en...
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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:53:06 PDT
Breadboard Power Distribution Wires http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Power-Distribution-Wires/
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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:57:49 PDT
USB Breakout Board http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Breakout-Board-1/
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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 04:45:09 PST
3D To Go http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-To-Go/
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Mon, 14 Sep 2015 15:18:48 PDT
Make Your Own Speakers From Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Speakers-From-Scrap/
Make Your Own Speakers From Scrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/WKDP/IDH7T5S2/F3TWKDPIDH7T5S2.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/WKDP/IDH7T5S2/F3TWKDPIDH7T5S2.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F3T/WKDP/IDH7T5S2/F3TWKDPIDH7T5S2.SMALL.jpg Gursimran Singh 425 In this tutorial I am going to show you how to make your own speaker when its damaged and this can be made from scrap just we need CFL , magnets etc. to make this and we can make this run using an AUX cable.This is a scientific project and as the volume is not too much high you will need to run it o...
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:01:25 PDT
Live Reverse Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-Reverse-Engineering/
Live Reverse Engineering - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/DQE8/ID7UVJQE/F22DQE8ID7UVJQE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/DQE8/ID7UVJQE/F22DQE8ID7UVJQE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F22/DQE8/ID7UVJQE/F22DQE8ID7UVJQE.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison I started in electronics before the advent of the internet and most solid state components, so getting datasheets and schematics was not easy for me. Today with manufactures making custom ICs and LCDs for everything from phones to video games, tinkers that salvage components from old electronics are...
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 07:28:06 PDT
Laptoprecycling-Touchpad http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptoprecycling-Touchpad/
Laptoprecycling-Touchpad - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/EFTI/IB8QCVZO/FRVEFTIIB8QCVZO.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/EFTI/IB8QCVZO/FRVEFTIIB8QCVZO.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FRV/EFTI/IB8QCVZO/FRVEFTIIB8QCVZO.SMALL.jpg Gabse A monthago I posted an instructable over recycling a Laptop webcam (http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptoprecycling-Webcam/), three weeks ago I posted a second instructable over reusing the Bluetooth module of the Laptop (http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptoprecycling-Bluetooth/)now I’m back with t...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:39:19 PDT
Turn an old cellphone into a data sending device (using an arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-old-cellphone-into-a-data-sending-device-u/
Turn an old cellphone into a data sending device (using an arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/ED5O/I9WM3RF9/F7GED5OI9WM3RF9.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/ED5O/I9WM3RF9/F7GED5OI9WM3RF9.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/ED5O/I9WM3RF9/F7GED5OI9WM3RF9.SMALL.jpg Monoclecat What will this device do?When complete, the combination of circuitry, arduino and modded cellphone will be able to autonomously send data through texts via the cellular network. This could be sensor data, for example from weather sensors.What am I going to show you in this tutorial?In this tutorial ...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 07:35:17 PDT
Make Your Own Plastic http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Plastic/
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By: TunerFreak

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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:03:30 PDT
Motherboard lamp – Trash Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Motherboard-lamp-Trashdesign/
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By: jarimiranda

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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:25:33 PST
Dot Matrix Printer from a CD/DVD Reader with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Dot-Matrix-Printer-from-a-CDDVD-Reader-with-Arduin/
Dot Matrix Printer from a CD/DVD Reader with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VZYR/I05F2YDM/FR1VZYRI05F2YDM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VZYR/I05F2YDM/FR1VZYRI05F2YDM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/VZYR/I05F2YDM/FR1VZYRI05F2YDM.SMALL.jpg Robson Couto Hey!Some time ago while going through the pages here in Instructables, something catch my attention, a printer made of a CD reader, and i was amazed.I thought: "This is incredible, I have to make one!"I know that these kind of projects don't always receive a "I made it", because of its degree of dif...
By: Robson Couto

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:06:11 PDT
How to skate by night - The Beamboarder http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Beamboarder-Lets-You-Skate-at-Night/
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By: LyonCy

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:49:23 PDT
How to get an unlimited supply of electronic components for under $10. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-an-unlimited-supply-of-electronic-compo/
How to get an unlimited supply of electronic components for under $10. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/N9WD/HZPDYULU/FABN9WDHZPDYULU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/N9WD/HZPDYULU/FABN9WDHZPDYULU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FAB/N9WD/HZPDYULU/FABN9WDHZPDYULU.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens When I got into electronics finding parts was the biggest challenge. Radio Shack has a decent selection of components for the beginner but their prices are high. Great deals are available online, but the overwhelming variety and unfamiliar jargon makes it a little hard for a novice to know just what...
By: Chuck Stephens

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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:05:32 PDT
Repurpose an old wifi router for the internet-of-things http://www.instructables.com/id/Repurpose-an-old-wifi-router-for-the-internet-of-t/
Repurpose an old wifi router for the internet-of-things - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/3RRP/HVGXM5OM/FEY3RRPHVGXM5OM.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/3RRP/HVGXM5OM/FEY3RRPHVGXM5OM.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/3RRP/HVGXM5OM/FEY3RRPHVGXM5OM.SMALL.jpg danasf The popularity of internet-connected devices built with Arduino shields or single-board computers like the Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone has exploded, but for simple tasks like controlling a relay, reading a sensor, watering your garden or lighting LEDs there's an overlooked (and often free) option: o...
By: danasf

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Wed, 21 May 2014 18:35:01 PDT
Recycling CPUs Processor Heat http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-CPUs-Processor-Heat/
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By: ssarthak598

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Wed, 28 May 2014 05:46:30 PDT
Programmable LED Firefly Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Programmable-LED-Firefly-Jar/
Programmable LED Firefly Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F55/596C/HVJ3AFN6/F55596CHVJ3AFN6.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F55/596C/HVJ3AFN6/F55596CHVJ3AFN6.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F55/596C/HVJ3AFN6/F55596CHVJ3AFN6.SMALL.jpg danasf This is a fun, beautiful and inexpensive project that makes a great gift! I first started making these over a year ago and my original prototype (and many others) are still running strong.Building a firefly jar only requires an hour or two of your time, and ever the fan of creative re-use, many of t...
By: danasf

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Fri, 23 May 2014 10:54:46 PDT
All You Need To Know About a Relays http://www.instructables.com/id/All-You-Need-to-Know-About-Relays/
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By: Jonathanrjpereira

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Mon, 12 May 2014 02:44:55 PDT
Microwave isolation transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/Microwave-isolation-transformer/
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By: Gabse

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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:47:44 PDT
Lomography: Build your own 35mm flash! http://www.instructables.com/id/Poormans-Flash-For-Lomography/
Lomography: Build your own 35mm flash! - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/1WTW/I10JEQ9U/FHC1WTWI10JEQ9U.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/1WTW/I10JEQ9U/FHC1WTWI10JEQ9U.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/1WTW/I10JEQ9U/FHC1WTWI10JEQ9U.SMALL.jpg Makersauce What's up fellow makers? Today, we will be making a flash for your diana lomography camera when you are on the cheap. Another awesome addition in my flash is that you can change the color of the flash! awesome right? and If you guys noticed, some of my pictures have a touch of lomography-esque effec...
By: Makersauce

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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:06:54 PDT
(POP)culture http://www.instructables.com/id/POPculture/
(POP)culture - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/7SEJ/HAQ37LII/FUC7SEJHAQ37LII.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/7SEJ/HAQ37LII/FUC7SEJHAQ37LII.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/7SEJ/HAQ37LII/FUC7SEJHAQ37LII.SMALL.jpg garthitecture This project used 1,581 recycled soda bottles to create a canopy for shading from the sun.  The project incorporated 3D modeling and scripting software to generate the desired surface created by the bottom of the soda bottles. The project sought to stimulate creative alternatives for recycling and r...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 12:49:09 PST
Credit Card Holder Made From A Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Credit-Card-Holder-Made-From-A-Keyboard/
Credit Card Holder Made From A Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/EQNF/H4AG4ZCK/FGKEQNFH4AG4ZCK.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/EQNF/H4AG4ZCK/FGKEQNFH4AG4ZCK.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FGK/EQNF/H4AG4ZCK/FGKEQNFH4AG4ZCK.SMALL.jpg kevinjameshunt This project was inspired by Ryan McFarlan's fantastic Instructable on how to create a wallet from an old computer keyboard. He explained it best in his article: In all likelihood there is a keyboard within a few feet of you. Inside that keyboard there probably is a circuit sheet that makes for a ...
By: kevinjameshunt

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Sat, 7 Jul 2012 16:28:32 PDT
Matchbox Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Matchbox-Camera/
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By: Mr Spoqui

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Tue, 16 Aug 2011 14:37:17 PDT
Notebook from old Floppy Disks http://www.instructables.com/id/Notebook-from-old-Floppy-Disks/
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By: Diaphane

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Fri, 3 Jun 2011 14:07:06 PDT
Arduino Controlled Can Crusher With LCD Readout. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Can-Crusher-With-LCD-readout/
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By: MRHint

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Sat, 23 Apr 2011 18:51:35 PDT
SMS controlled Wireless Irrigation System http://www.instructables.com/id/SMS-controlled-Wireless-Irrigation-System/
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By: mhkabir

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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 06:10:17 PST
Bargain-Price Book Scanner From A Cardboard Box. http://www.instructables.com/id/Bargain-Price-Book-Scanner-From-A-Cardboard-Box/
Bargain-Price Book Scanner From A Cardboard Box. - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/E4RY/G43EJWQG/FF9E4RYG43EJWQG.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/E4RY/G43EJWQG/FF9E4RYG43EJWQG.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/E4RY/G43EJWQG/FF9E4RYG43EJWQG.SMALL.jpg daniel_reetz Who doesn't want access to their books, notebooks, magazines, class notes, and other stuff everywhere, all the time? The thing is that often these things are a pain to scan. I have a really good solution for that, but it's expensive and can take a whole weekend to build. How do you scan a book, maga...
By: daniel_reetz

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Sat, 9 Jan 2010 12:40:22 PST
Foot Mouswitch...with (at last) an upgrade ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Foot-Mouswitch/
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By: newbeatle

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Thu, 16 Sep 2010 20:17:40 PDT
Ball of Death: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Apple Pro Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Ball-of-Death-or-How-I-Learned-to-Stop-Worrying-an/
Ball of Death: or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Apple Pro Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/G3EK/G0KQM7W1/FJNG3EKG0KQM7W1.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/G3EK/G0KQM7W1/FJNG3EKG0KQM7W1.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/G3EK/G0KQM7W1/FJNG3EKG0KQM7W1.SMALL.jpg macpower  I've always said that since disposing of the "beige box", Apple has always led in the industrial design area. The integration of form and function can't be touched by any other manufacturer in any industry (Porsche comes close). It's a shame to clog up landfills with something attractive and durabl...
By: macpower

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Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:34:43 PDT
Addressable Milk Bottles (LED Lighting + Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-Bottle-LED-Lights-Arduino-Controlled/
Addressable Milk Bottles (LED Lighting + Arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/BBRO/FT7PM9FQ/F6SBBROFT7PM9FQ.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/BBRO/FT7PM9FQ/F6SBBROFT7PM9FQ.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/BBRO/FT7PM9FQ/F6SBBROFT7PM9FQ.SMALL.jpg Nachimir Make PPE milk bottles into good looking LED lights, and use an Arduino to control them. This recycles a number of things, mainly the milk bottles, and uses a very low amount of power: the LEDs apparently dissipate less than 3 watts but are bright enough to see by.Among other things, I wanted to see ...
By: Nachimir

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Sat, 18 Apr 2009 15:58:41 PDT