Instructables: exploring - technology - simple - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 01:04:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 Cheap, Easy, Universal Filament holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Universal-Filament-holder/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:04:27 PDT
How to clean memory of your Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Increasing-the-Performance-of-your-Computer/
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 17:16:17 PDT
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-an-Egg-Through-a-Bottleneck/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:02:14 PDT
Simple and Impressive Business Card Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Impressive-Business-Card-Printer/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:41:23 PDT
Repair old iTunes Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-old-iTunes-Cable/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 09:01:05 PST
Smart Distance Measuring Tape v2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Distance-Measuring-Tape-v2/
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 02:40:38 PST
A Simple and Very Easy Inverted Pendulum Balancing Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-and-Very-Easy-Inverted-Pendulum-Balancing/
A Simple and Very Easy Inverted Pendulum Balancing Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/C4G9/HR0ATMWX/FW2C4G9HR0ATMWX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/C4G9/HR0ATMWX/FW2C4G9HR0ATMWX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/C4G9/HR0ATMWX/FW2C4G9HR0ATMWX.SMALL.jpg ArduinoDeXXX Let's make a simple inverted balancing robot, and operate it. You need only half a day to do them, if you have an arduino and some materials. [a video of a robot you would make] introduction: After a few work with arduino, I have thought of making an inverted pendulum. Then I had two p...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:14:35 PST
The Best and Easiest Way to Drive your Flyback http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-and-Easiest-Way-to-Drive-your-Flyback/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:32:23 PST
Noise Canceling Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Noise-Canceling-Headphones/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:43:25 PST
Food/Drink Photography for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Food-Photography-for-Beginners/
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:21:20 PST
simple user-adjustable DIY Nixie Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-user-adjustable-DIY-Nixie-Clock/
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:29:17 PST
Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-22/
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:02:42 PST
How to make your own portable Raspberry pi http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-own-portable-Raspberry-pi/
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Tue, 26 Nov 2013 02:39:07 PST
Raspberry pi - simple 2x2x2 led cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-pi-Simple-2x2x2-led-cube/
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:06:39 PST
Wired control robot manual http://www.instructables.com/id/Wired-control-robot-manual-4x4/
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 07:59:21 PDT
How to Make a Cheap Infrared Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cheap-Infrared-Camera-1/
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Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:24:18 PDT
My First Circuit: A Blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-Circuit-A-Blinking-LED/
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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 06:40:36 PDT
CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited with improvements! http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 03:14:27 PDT
Connect an Ipod or other Mp3 player to normal household speakers without an expensive and bulky amplifier! http://www.instructables.com/id/Connect-an-Ipod-or-other-Mp3-player-to-normal-hous/
Connect an Ipod or other Mp3 player to normal household speakers without an expensive and bulky amplifier! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/V4Y6/FNZAF07P/FWNV4Y6FNZAF07P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/V4Y6/FNZAF07P/FWNV4Y6FNZAF07P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/V4Y6/FNZAF07P/FWNV4Y6FNZAF07P.SMALL.jpg Bartboy Do you have loads of extra stereo speakers, that either came with cheep stereos that broke or you just have them for no apparent reason? In this Instructable I will show you how you can connect them to any Mp3 player or any device with a sound port for less than 5 $. Gather up those materiels. ...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2008 13:58:17 PST
How To Build A Simple But Powerful Flyback Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/ZVS-Driver/
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Wed, 2 Jun 2010 02:58:10 PDT
THE Simplest iPod / iPad / iPhone charger circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/THE-Simplest-iPod-iPad-iPhone-charger-circuit/
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Wed, 7 Aug 2013 07:30:45 PDT
How To Fool a Fingerprint Security System As Easy As ABC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Fool-a-Fingerprint-Security-System-As-Easy-/
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Mon, 3 Dec 2007 00:50:32 PST
Simple Sequencer http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Sequencer/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2009 00:20:47 PDT
Super Simple Light Tent http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Light-Tent/
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Sun, 12 Mar 2006 00:39:17 PST
Make an Ultra Simple High Voltage Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Ultra-Simple-High-Voltage-Generator/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2008 07:07:58 PDT
Arduino - Simple Simon Says Game http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Simple-Simon-Says-Game/
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:55:26 PDT
How to make a external cell phone battery for under $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-external-cell-phone-battery-for-unde/
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:26:21 PDT
ionization chamber made of aluminum can http://www.instructables.com/id/ionization-chamber-made-of-aluminum-can/
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Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:14:24 PDT
High Speed Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Speed-Photography-1/
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Wed, 29 May 2013 04:09:17 PDT
Super Simple Night Vision http://www.instructables.com/id/50-night-vision/
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Mon, 28 May 2012 16:16:17 PDT
How Electronic Switches Work For Noobs: Relays and Transistors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-Electronic-Switches-Work-For-Noobs-Relays-and/
How Electronic Switches Work For Noobs: Relays and Transistors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/QIO8/GZKG3QNF/FU7QIO8GZKG3QNF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/QIO8/GZKG3QNF/FU7QIO8GZKG3QNF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/QIO8/GZKG3QNF/FU7QIO8GZKG3QNF.SMALL.jpg jpoopdog Hello, This Instructable is targeted at those just stepping into the world of electronics. In this guide I will explain how the two main types of electronic switches work, these being relays, and transistors. Firstly, what is an electronic switch? An electronic switch is essentially just a switch...
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Wed, 7 Mar 2012 14:59:24 PST
Cheap working homemade arduino joystick http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-working-homemade-arduino-joystick/
Cheap working homemade arduino joystick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/QWWT/HF24095R/F0MQWWTHF24095R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/QWWT/HF24095R/F0MQWWTHF24095R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/QWWT/HF24095R/F0MQWWTHF24095R.SMALL.jpg Bartuss Hello everyone! Today I present you : Arduino Joystick! One day I was checking the inside of old joystick. System wasn't that hard to understand, so I thought of making my of system. The whole build is made only by me. I didn't check the internet pages about joysticks etc. What is it? It's a sim...
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Sat, 6 Apr 2013 02:21:42 PDT
Make a Speaker and Amplifier without complicated electonics http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Speaker-and-Amplifier-without-complicated-e/
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Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:20:48 PST
Wireless Power Transfer (Simple and Fast Way) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Power-Transfer-Simple-and-Fast-Way/
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Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:56:03 PST
How to make a simple stop motion video using Windows Movie Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-stop-motion-video-using-Windo/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/1W0W/FOHXB9SA/F731W0WFOHXB9SA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/1W0W/FOHXB9SA/F731W0WFOHXB9SA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/1W0W/FOHXB9SA/F731W0WFOHXB9SA.SMALL.jpg stranoster This is, to put it simply, a five minute project I made at school to show I could put together a simple film.These are a few examples of stopmotions that a friend and I worked together on, although never spending enough time on them.My Animated Milk - Shortlisted for TropJR in AustraliaLego Tetris (...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2008 00:49:07 PST
$3.50 Flashlight + 20 Cent Upgrade = 500 Hour Run Time http://www.instructables.com/id/20-Cent-Upgrade-350-Flashlight-500-Hour-Run-/
$3.50 Flashlight + 20 Cent Upgrade = 500 Hour Run Time - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/6PR4/H8AZ5EJ9/FHB6PR4H8AZ5EJ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/6PR4/H8AZ5EJ9/FHB6PR4H8AZ5EJ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHB/6PR4/H8AZ5EJ9/FHB6PR4H8AZ5EJ9.SMALL.jpg luxstar This flashlight will be perfect for your emergency preps. It will also make a great present for any kid. Kids love flashlights and with this one, you will not need to change the batteries every time they forget to turn it off and it runs all night long. This instructable is easy and inexpensive. W...
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Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:04:18 PDT
How to Build a Robot - The BeetleBot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-a-Robot---The-BeetleBot/
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Fri, 29 Jun 2007 20:19:20 PDT
Simple wireless temperature sensor updating web site with electric imp and Thermistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-wireless-temperature-sensor-updating-web-si/
Simple wireless temperature sensor updating web site with electric imp and Thermistor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/F9U8/HAQ3BX8I/FZVF9U8HAQ3BX8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/F9U8/HAQ3BX8I/FZVF9U8HAQ3BX8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/F9U8/HAQ3BX8I/FZVF9U8HAQ3BX8I.SMALL.jpg tvdl This is a small project to get you started with the electric imp and a Thermistor so you can see how you can get temperature readings updating live on a web site. This instructable will address both the hardware and the web site along with all the parts in between. I've tried to keep it as simple as...
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:19:31 PST
DIY Follow Focus for DSLRs http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Follow-Focus-for-DSLRs/
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Sat, 15 Dec 2012 11:33:47 PST
Reverse Lens Macro Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Lens-Macro-Photography/
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Tue, 20 Nov 2012 06:18:02 PST
Build your own speaker from scratch! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-speaker-from-scratch/
Build your own speaker from scratch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/KTB3/H74309M5/FMZKTB3H74309M5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/KTB3/H74309M5/FMZKTB3H74309M5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMZ/KTB3/H74309M5/FMZKTB3H74309M5.SMALL.jpg aeszok After stumbling across a couple of tutorials I decided I would try and build my own speaker. This attempt succeeded and it surprised me at how well it  actually played. This is a lot of fun and can be built for next to nothing.  It's also really great to show younger children and students to explain...
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Sun, 23 Sep 2012 01:24:41 PDT
Basic Simple Bots Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Simple-Bot-Electronics/
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:44:46 PDT
Simple Bots: Skitter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Skitter/
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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:10:57 PDT
GoPro HD Hero 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-a-GoPro-Hero-HD-Camera-A-Z/
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Tue, 14 Sep 2010 17:28:08 PDT
How to see alpha particles http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-see-alpha-particles/
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Sun, 2 Sep 2012 14:40:35 PDT
Simple Bots: Buck http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Buck/
Simple Bots: Buck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/5WDA/GXDWPO5E/FQS5WDAGXDWPO5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/5WDA/GXDWPO5E/FQS5WDAGXDWPO5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQS/5WDA/GXDWPO5E/FQS5WDAGXDWPO5E.SMALL.jpg randofo Just like a bull, a bronco, and a ninja, Buck has a lot of kick. With spring-loaded feet, this noisy little bot does a lot of stomping about. Everywhere Buck goes, commotion ensues. This keeps people on their toes, which is a good attribute for any bot to have. Get th...
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Mon, 20 Aug 2012 18:40:57 PDT
Simple Bots: Scoop http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bots-Scoop/
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:00:11 PDT
Simple Bot Switches, Sensors, and Modules http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bot-Switches-Sensors-and-Modules/
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:24:09 PDT
Graphing values in Arduino, the EASY way! http://www.instructables.com/id/Graphing-values-in-Arduino-the-EASY-way/
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 08:49:15 PDT
How to make a homemade pocket knife sharpener #2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-pocket-knife-sharpener-2/
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Tue, 15 May 2012 07:44:06 PDT