Instructables: exploring - technology - simple - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 2 May 2016 14:31:30 PDT BLOX v1.01 Two Simple Robots With 1 DC Motor (No Soldering) http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-Simple-Robots-With-1-DC-Motor-No-Soldering/
Two Simple Robots With 1 DC Motor (No Soldering) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/EZKD/H0OJ1UDO/FANEZKDH0OJ1UDO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/EZKD/H0OJ1UDO/FANEZKDH0OJ1UDO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/EZKD/H0OJ1UDO/FANEZKDH0OJ1UDO.SMALL.jpg Zaphod Beetlebrox DC motors are great because they don't have polarity and they don't require any additional components (resistors, diodes) to operate, just hook them up to a battery and voila. The National Robotics Week Contest caught my attention,so I decided to see what sort of robots I could make without any sold...
By: Zaphod Beetlebrox

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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 16:30:39 PDT
How to recover components from old or broken electronics without a soldering iron! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Recover-Components-From-Old-or-Broken-Elect/
How to recover components from old or broken electronics without a soldering iron! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/ZEGF/IM28WQN3/F1WZEGFIM28WQN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/ZEGF/IM28WQN3/F1WZEGFIM28WQN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/ZEGF/IM28WQN3/F1WZEGFIM28WQN3.SMALL.jpg JacobM75 I recommend that you read through these instructions at least once before actually beginning work due to a number of saftey concerns and possible pitfalls you may encounter which are addressed throughout.Objective:In this guide I will be showing a simple method for recovering various kinds of useful...
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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:20:41 PDT
ATtiny85 Mini RGB Mood Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny85-Mini-RGB-Mood-Light/
ATtiny85 Mini RGB Mood Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/JRE2/H5EDUZVI/F0JJRE2H5EDUZVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/JRE2/H5EDUZVI/F0JJRE2H5EDUZVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/JRE2/H5EDUZVI/F0JJRE2H5EDUZVI.SMALL.jpg xBacon I have seen RGB mood lights using Arduino, PIC, and larger AVR chips, but never one with the ATtiny85. That's why I decided to make one. This mood light is super simple to make and all the parts can be purchased online for about $5.00 total (not including the Arduino used to program the chip). Thi...
By: xBacon

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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:37:20 PDT
Yet Another Simple Pot-controlled 555 PWM generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-Simple-Pot-controlled-555-PWM-generato/
Yet Another Simple Pot-controlled 555 PWM generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/EGVL/GBF5KOJ4/F3GEGVLGBF5KOJ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/EGVL/GBF5KOJ4/F3GEGVLGBF5KOJ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/EGVL/GBF5KOJ4/F3GEGVLGBF5KOJ4.SMALL.jpg MrCruz Something that a project that I'm working on has me doing is using a serial to parallel IC (think 74HC595) to control leds. However, rather than drive the leds directly from the pins, I opted for the use of transistors. After testing this out, it became apparent to me that perhaps the leds might be ...
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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 15:13:23 PDT
LED fading with a 555 timer http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-fading-with-a-555-timer/
LED fading with a 555 timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/LVYI/I1GIK7VQ/FDQLVYII1GIK7VQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/LVYI/I1GIK7VQ/FDQLVYII1GIK7VQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/LVYI/I1GIK7VQ/FDQLVYII1GIK7VQ.SMALL.jpg Artkun The 555 timer is one of the most widely known and simple integrated circuits (IC) on the market. It can be used in many ways using different modes (monostable, astable, and bistable) with each mode used to produce a specific effect. For this project, we're going to focus on using the 555 timer in as...
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 13:49:44 PDT
Radio receivers part 1: from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/Radio-receivers-from-scratch/
Radio receivers part 1: from scratch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/VYL5/GJ7MHFZV/FTZVYL5GJ7MHFZV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/VYL5/GJ7MHFZV/FTZVYL5GJ7MHFZV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTZ/VYL5/GJ7MHFZV/FTZVYL5GJ7MHFZV.SMALL.jpg Goodhart This will be a collection of simple instructions on building an actual radio or two with household items.  It will further demonstrate building one's own capacitor(s), and detector diode...again, from household items. Some care will need to be taken when soldering and when working with items like r...
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Sun, 23 Jan 2011 19:27:10 PST
DIY Microbial Fuel Cell! EASY! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Microbial-Fuel-Cell-easy/
DIY Microbial Fuel Cell! EASY! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/A915/HK6XN9LR/F5MA915HK6XN9LR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/A915/HK6XN9LR/F5MA915HK6XN9LR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5M/A915/HK6XN9LR/F5MA915HK6XN9LR.SMALL.jpg paultnylund Let me know if you need any help building one of your own. My name is Paul Nylund, and my partner on the project was Marcia Rojas if you need to cite this. Blueprint: http://goo.gl/Z3Nuf During our testing, we occasionally saw spikes of up to 6 volts while adjusting the apparatus. We were not able...
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Mon, 27 May 2013 13:57:30 PDT
Vibrating Motors http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibrating-Motors/
Vibrating Motors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/U83U/GV2OKKPD/F8QU83UGV2OKKPD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/U83U/GV2OKKPD/F8QU83UGV2OKKPD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/U83U/GV2OKKPD/F8QU83UGV2OKKPD.SMALL.jpg randofo A vibrating motor is essentially a motor that is improperly balanced. In other words, there is an off-centered weight attached to the motor's rotational shaft that causes the motor to wobble. The amount of wobble can be changed by the amount of weight that you attach, the weight's distance from the ...
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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 07:59:08 PDT
The Simplest, House Hold Objects, Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Simplest-House-Hold-Objects-Robot/
The Simplest, House Hold Objects, Robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/6MG5/H0FLBINJ/FG76MG5H0FLBINJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/6MG5/H0FLBINJ/FG76MG5H0FLBINJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG7/6MG5/H0FLBINJ/FG76MG5H0FLBINJ.SMALL.jpg tommythehill Hi there! I am 13 so I will be entering the Robot Contest for the 13-18 age group! This robot is the simplest thing I have ever made. It is intended for anyone who has very little experience with electronics. You'll learn how to use switches and motors! You won't need a whole bunch of parts from ele...
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Wed, 4 Apr 2012 16:45:28 PDT
Arduino Digital 7-Segment Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Digital-7-Segment-Thermometer/
Arduino Digital 7-Segment Thermometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/QANU/H5EDU0VD/FIDQANUH5EDU0VD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/QANU/H5EDU0VD/FIDQANUH5EDU0VD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/QANU/H5EDU0VD/FIDQANUH5EDU0VD.SMALL.jpg xBacon Hello everybody! I will be showing you how to make a digital 7-segment thermometer using the LM335 temperature sensor. This a guide for an Arduino version, but I am working on a mini ATtiny84 version. Once I get that working, I will post another Instructable on how to make it. I'm sure you could m...
By: xBacon

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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 10:00:42 PDT
もう一つの倒立振子(デジタル版) http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-Easier-Inverted-Pendulum-in-Japanese/
もう一つの倒立振子(デジタル版) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/BCOL/I1ETVSZB/FEPBCOLI1ETVSZB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/BCOL/I1ETVSZB/FEPBCOLI1ETVSZB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/BCOL/I1ETVSZB/FEPBCOLI1ETVSZB.SMALL.jpg ArduinoDeXXX 半年前に投稿した「半日で作る倒立振子」の別バージョン(改良版)です。主な変更点は次の4点です。 (1)部品入手の容易化(付随して、工作と倒立手順の簡略化) (2)部品点数の削減 (3)プログラムの簡素化 (4)ロボットの安定性改善最初の2点は、英語版へのコメントを受けたものです。これら4点の具体的な内容については、紹介動画の下に整理したのでご覧ください。紹介動画 (1)ジャイロ・モジュールの変更オリジナル版は、アナログ出力のジャイロ・センサ(村田製作所製)を使っていました(*1)。 しかし、このセンサを載せたモジュール(もしくはその代替製品)は日本以外では入手が難しいようです(*2)。...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 22:20:46 PDT
Arduino WiFi Thermometer (with web page) - Arduino wireless http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-WiFi-Temperature-Meter-with-web-page/
Arduino WiFi Thermometer (with web page) - Arduino wireless - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/WK6S/I4E64J5B/FS6WK6SI4E64J5B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/WK6S/I4E64J5B/FS6WK6SI4E64J5B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS6/WK6S/I4E64J5B/FS6WK6SI4E64J5B.SMALL.jpg limbo What you need An Arduino board (any compatible board is OK). LM-35 (to use with the provided file you can use DS18B20 but you have to convert the source code respectively). HLK-RM04 WiFi router module. 5V Power supply or Power supply and regulation circuit. The Idea Arduino can be easily turned i...
By: limbo

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:32:37 PST
The Hilsch vortex tube http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Hilsch-vortex-tube/
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Wed, 15 Aug 2007 18:09:57 PDT
Real-time room temperature on your Website (no javascript or server side coding) http://www.instructables.com/id/Real-time-room-temperature-on-your-Website-no-jav/
Real-time room temperature on your Website (no javascript or server side coding) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/ZW7B/GVCPQVZH/FHOZW7BGVCPQVZH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/ZW7B/GVCPQVZH/FHOZW7BGVCPQVZH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/ZW7B/GVCPQVZH/FHOZW7BGVCPQVZH.SMALL.jpg apasiechnikov This is how to push high resolution real-time data from Arduino-based temperature sensor to your web page without any server-side coding. Arduino is a great device for collecting, storing and transferring data from various sensors but there are times you need to make your data accessible from any p...
By: apasiechnikov

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Fri, 25 Nov 2011 11:13:35 PST
Raspberry Pi 2: Quick n' Easy RCA http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-2-Quick-n-Easy-RCA/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 18:43:01 PDT
Simple arduino robot for less than 10€ http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-arduino-robot-for-less-than-10/
Simple arduino robot for less than 10€ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/RF4W/IH87JA83/FXJRF4WIH87JA83.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/RF4W/IH87JA83/FXJRF4WIH87JA83.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/RF4W/IH87JA83/FXJRF4WIH87JA83.SMALL.jpg Mrek45 Hello, In this tutorial we will build a simple robot for less than 10 €. Do not expect any miracles from it. It can serve as a toy or as an aid to learning programming and robotics. Thanks to its 2 sensors it can operate in two modes. In the first mode it is able to avoid obstacles using ultrasonic...
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Sat, 21 Nov 2015 08:12:34 PST
10 Minute Light Diffuser http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Minute-Light-Diffuser/
10 Minute Light Diffuser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/CKPK/GF5VAM2Z/FS7CKPKGF5VAM2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/CKPK/GF5VAM2Z/FS7CKPKGF5VAM2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS7/CKPK/GF5VAM2Z/FS7CKPKGF5VAM2Z.SMALL.jpg Carleyy Make your own light diffuser to enhance the quality of your photos! This simple design costs less than $5 and can be put together in 10 minutes! Materials Materials include:  Piece of foam core or cardboard - 30" x 20" Piece of white tissue paper - 24" x 20" use colored tissue paper to change ...
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Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:24:16 PDT
Quickly brightening up a photo in photoshop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Quickly-brightening-up-a-photo-in-photoshop/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:57:28 PST
turn ANY speaker into a microphone in just 2 easy steps. http://www.instructables.com/id/turn-ANY-speaker-into-a-microphone-in-just-2-easy-/
turn ANY speaker into a microphone in just 2 easy steps. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/GDRL/GQB4XL5V/FMIGDRLGQB4XL5V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/GDRL/GQB4XL5V/FMIGDRLGQB4XL5V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/GDRL/GQB4XL5V/FMIGDRLGQB4XL5V.SMALL.jpg jallen23 im sure most of you have small stereo speakers laying around the house that are broken or just useless to you. but a cool thing about speakers and microphones is that they are practically the same thing. in this simple instructable i will show you how to use ANY speaker as a mic. *note: headphones w...
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Fri, 22 Jul 2011 04:09:29 PDT
Wireless CFLs (using wireless electricity) http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-CFLs-Glow-CFLs-using-wireless-electricity/
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Wed, 2 Dec 2015 07:05:16 PST
4 Quick, Makeshift HDTV Antennas http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Makeshift-HDTV-Antenna/
4 Quick, Makeshift HDTV Antennas - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/TD3G/HRCK3LX3/FOITD3GHRCK3LX3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/TD3G/HRCK3LX3/FOITD3GHRCK3LX3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOI/TD3G/HRCK3LX3/FOITD3GHRCK3LX3.SMALL.jpg dmagryta124 How to build makeshift HDTV antennas from scrap parts. Credit for the bowtie type antenna design goes to the Solid Signal Blog. I don't claim to have invented these designs, but I see that there aren't many quick, makeshift antenna tutorials here on instructables, so I just thought I'd try to share ...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 17:24:52 PST
Simple Stereo Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Stereo-Amplifier/
Simple Stereo Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/D4G3/G3E27XG8/FXFD4G3G3E27XG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/D4G3/G3E27XG8/FXFD4G3G3E27XG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXF/D4G3/G3E27XG8/FXFD4G3G3E27XG8.SMALL.jpg aeronut01 Though it may not look like it, the circuit in this instructable is so easy anyone with even incredibly basic electronic skills can do this.  The circuit shown below is actually 2 mono amplifiers (mono is single channel, for those who don't know).  You don't even need to know how to solder and almos...
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Sat, 19 Dec 2009 21:30:00 PST
HDR looking effect with only 1 photo! http://www.instructables.com/id/HDR-looking-effect-with-only-1-photo/
HDR looking effect with only 1 photo! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/LMRP/GQ5PYPRF/F2XLMRPGQ5PYPRF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/LMRP/GQ5PYPRF/F2XLMRPGQ5PYPRF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/LMRP/GQ5PYPRF/F2XLMRPGQ5PYPRF.SMALL.gif your dog Normally when you are creating a High Dynamic Range picture, 3 or more images that have been taken at different stops are blended to create 1 photo with all the color and light as the original 3. The effect is stunning if done properly. This instructable features a simpler way to create the effect o...
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Sat, 2 Jul 2011 18:59:38 PDT
Turn off Autocorrect on Samsung Galaxy S4!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-off-Autocorrect-on-Samsung-Galaxy-S4/
Turn off Autocorrect on Samsung Galaxy S4!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/VN9T/HYLZE2X2/FBTVN9THYLZE2X2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/VN9T/HYLZE2X2/FBTVN9THYLZE2X2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBT/VN9T/HYLZE2X2/FBTVN9THYLZE2X2.SMALL.jpg HowTo101 This instructable will show you how to turn off autocorrect on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Go to Apps 1. Select the Apps icon on your homepage Select Settings 1. Scroll through the pages 2. Find the Settings icon 3. Open Settings Select My Device 1. Select the My Device tab at the top Select ...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:11:24 PDT
Make your own SIMPLE 5x5x5 RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-SIMPLE-5x5x5-RGB-LED-Cube/
Make your own SIMPLE 5x5x5 RGB LED Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/U0O4/IGFEMN6M/FT0U0O4IGFEMN6M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/U0O4/IGFEMN6M/FT0U0O4IGFEMN6M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/U0O4/IGFEMN6M/FT0U0O4IGFEMN6M.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how to build a simpler version of a 5x5x5 RGB LED Cube. The driver circuit only consists of an Arduino Nano and the programming is rather simple due to the FastLED library. Let's get started ! Watch the videos! The videos give you the mandatory information you need...
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 07:56:58 PST
DIY Cheap IR Reflector for a Remote Control http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cheap-IR-Reflector-for-a-Remote-Control/
DIY Cheap IR Reflector for a Remote Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/BILB/PP0EQZJIP8B/FWZBILBPP0EQZJIP8B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/BILB/PP0EQZJIP8B/FWZBILBPP0EQZJIP8B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/BILB/PP0EQZJIP8B/FWZBILBPP0EQZJIP8B.SMALL.jpg Neodudeman This is a really easy hack for a remote control that can boost its signal power by creating a reflector behind the IR Emmiter. And it Definitely works. Now I can actually Use the controller. I got the idea for this when I was thinking about a way to increase its power. I was about to go down to Radi...
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Tue, 22 Aug 2006 19:04:57 PDT
Blinking LEDs to Music http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-LEDs-to-Music/
Blinking LEDs to Music - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/HOVA/FS8O1PDP/FKGHOVAFS8O1PDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/HOVA/FS8O1PDP/FKGHOVAFS8O1PDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/HOVA/FS8O1PDP/FKGHOVAFS8O1PDP.SMALL.jpg Tesla1138 This is a fairly simple project for anyone with some electronic skills. Plug this circuit into an audio source and the LEDs will blink to the rhythm of the music. All it is really is using the voltage from the audio input to activate a transistor and turn on the LEDs. This is circuit is very customi...
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Mon, 16 Mar 2009 19:52:28 PDT
Build a robot boat using water bottles http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-robot-boat-from-water-bottles/
Build a robot boat using water bottles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/0XC0/GPBDHH1Z/F2G0XC0GPBDHH1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/0XC0/GPBDHH1Z/F2G0XC0GPBDHH1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/0XC0/GPBDHH1Z/F2G0XC0GPBDHH1Z.SMALL.jpg XicoMBD This will show you how to build a robot boat from cheap and easy to use materials, I think it is also a good example of reusing water bottles. I used two water bottles, polymorph plastic, two motors and propellers, tape, a box, a battery and a motoruino (Arduino clone designed to work with motors, ...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 13:31:23 PDT
How to control a DC motor to run in both directions http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-a-DC-motor-to-run-in-both-direction/
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By: Artificial Intelligence

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Tue, 1 Jul 2008 04:40:47 PDT
DIY Laser Tag System (Revamped) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laser-tag-system-from-simple-to-complex/
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Thu, 15 Apr 2010 19:26:14 PDT
How To: Desoldering http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Desoldering/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:30:40 PDT
How to Stitch your Panorama Photos with Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stitch-your-Panorama-Photos-with-Paint/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2008 00:41:27 PST
DIY PC Fan Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PC-Fan-Controller/
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By: g199

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Thu, 10 Mar 2011 07:18:25 PST
Very simple robot for beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Very-simple-robot-for-beginners/
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By: Nikus

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Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:22:30 PDT
Setting up a MAC Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Router-Security/
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By: blksheep

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Sun, 3 Feb 2008 01:47:19 PST
Fun with Easy VBS!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-with-Easy-VBS/
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Tue, 15 Apr 2008 11:34:37 PDT
Super Simple Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Phone-Charger/
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By: lonesoulsurfer

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Thu, 10 Sep 2015 03:40:56 PDT
Heat sensitive phone cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-sensitive-phone-cover/
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By: Barry Neeson

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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 02:18:09 PDT
Simple MagLev Train http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-MagLev-Train/
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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:23:06 PDT
Simple (and dirty) Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) With 555 Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-dirty-Pulse-Width-Modulation-PWM-Wi/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2008 20:06:28 PDT
Simple Arduino POV Wand http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-POV-Wand/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 04:01:33 PDT
Simple Camera Dolly for Time-lapse Photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Camera-Slider-for-Time-lapse-Photography/
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Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:26:44 PDT
Get .swf off almost any site for free (and also legal if u dont host the game!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-swf-off-almost-any-site-for-free-and-also-le/
Get .swf off almost any site for free (and also legal if u dont host the game!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/KO0U/FLG5OHTI/FQKKO0UFLG5OHTI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/KO0U/FLG5OHTI/FQKKO0UFLG5OHTI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/KO0U/FLG5OHTI/FQKKO0UFLG5OHTI.SMALL.jpg zoozie this instructable will teach you how to get games off of most sites! and as long as u dont make ppl pay for downloads and stuff like that, its legal! get firefox get mozilla firefox!! easy download and faster and better than IE and safari! if you dont know how to find the dpwnload for mozilla fi...
By: zoozie

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Fri, 18 Jul 2008 22:01:41 PDT
PipBoy 3000 (working) http://www.instructables.com/id/PipBoy-3000-working/
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By: mkarvonen

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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:18:15 PDT
Obstacle Avoiding Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ultimate-Obstacle-Avoiding-Robot/
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By: RoyPeer

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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:15:37 PST
How to make a Chat Room (With Notepad) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Chat-Room-With-Notepad/
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By: shotgunshane

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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 12:09:34 PST
Super Simple Beginners Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Beginners-Robot/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:19:27 PST
safe and simple AC PWM Dimmer for arduino / Raspberry pi http://www.instructables.com/id/safe-and-simple-AC-PWM-Dimmer-for-arduino-Raspberr/
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By: Jestin_Cubetech

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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:44:24 PST
Simple Word clock (arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Word-clock-arduino/
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By: RAKKURBK

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 04:10:58 PDT
Photo(s) to 3D model http://www.instructables.com/id/Photos-to-3D-model/
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By: mkarvonen

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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:50:26 PDT