Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering http://www.instructables.com Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:36:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 USB Hybrid Mouse & Flashdrive http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Hybrid-Mouse-Flashdrive/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:15:26 PDT
Variable ATX bench powersupply - FabLab edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-ATX-bench-powersupply-FabLab-edition/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:34:28 PDT
Foam RC Plane Building Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-RC-Plane-Building-Guide/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 20:27:33 PDT
Binocular Robot Head a Stereoscope Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Binocular-Robot-Head-a-Stereoscope-Camera/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 19:13:58 PDT
Haptic Distance Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Distance-Sensor/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:07:46 PDT
Game Boy Tutorial: Repair Dead Vertical Lines http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-Boy-Tutorial-Repair-Dead-Vertical-Lines/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 16:57:33 PDT
Adding an external antenna to the Arachnio http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-an-external-antenna-to-the-Arachnio/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 16:53:32 PDT
Simple Electric Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Electric-Circuit/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 20:18:26 PDT
Alarm Clock with Infrared and Bluetooth Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Alarm-Clock-with-Infrared-and-Bluetooth-Speakers/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 12:17:44 PDT
SMD Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/SMD-Holder/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:48:56 PDT
Raspberry PI I/O Breakout cable and plugboard adaptor http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-PI-IO-Breakout-cable-and-plugboard-adapt/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 06:12:30 PDT
Adafruit Bone Conduction Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Bone-Conduction-Speaker/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:15:33 PDT
DIY Mini AMPLFY Bluetooth, SolarPowered, Iphone Charging Speakers! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-AMPLFY-Bluetooth-SolarPowered-Iphone-Char/
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:12:31 PDT
Speech Interruptor/Jammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Speech-InterruptorJammer/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:04:05 PDT
Hot Plate Soldering using Low Temperature Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate-Soldering-using-Low-Temperature-Solder/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:17:53 PDT
MCP3008 Raspberry Pi Breakout hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Analog-to-Digital-Conversion-Breakout/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:43:06 PDT
Make an Arduino voltmeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Arduino-voltmeter/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:44:58 PDT
DIY micro USB to lightning cable adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-micro-USB-to-lightning-cable-adapter/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:39:42 PDT
The poor man's soldering iron http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Poor-Mans-soldering-iron/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:25:56 PDT
Toy Hacking http://www.instructables.com/id/Toy-Hacking-whats-it-all-about/
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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 00:53:28 PST
Solve soldering iron black tip http://www.instructables.com/id/Solve-soldering-iron-black-tip/
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:23:48 PST
Repair Broken Sennheiser Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Broken-Sennheiser-Headphones/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:40:10 PST
Aligator clip connector for MakeyMakey http://www.instructables.com/id/Aligator-clip-connector-for-MakeyMakey/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:53:27 PST
Lead-Free Soldering with a 2 in 1 Hot Air Iron Solder Station http://www.instructables.com/id/2-in-1-Hot-Air-Iron-Solder-Station-Review/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:48:23 PST
How to Solder Without Electricity (or a Soldering Iron) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Without-Electricity-or-a-Soldering-I/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:26 PST
DIY Very Cheap Arduino 4-pin connector http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Very-Cheap-Arduino-4-pin-connector/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:10:46 PST
How to use and join EL wire http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-and-join-EL-wire/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:08:34 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
Reuseing that PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuseing-that-PCB/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:16:19 PST
Soldering station made by myself on the basis of Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-station-made-by-myself-on-the-basis-of-A/
Soldering station made by myself on the basis of Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/2LFT/I6003FHJ/FGQ2LFTI6003FHJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/2LFT/I6003FHJ/FGQ2LFTI6003FHJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/2LFT/I6003FHJ/FGQ2LFTI6003FHJ.SMALL.jpg AlexL7 hello! Once I spoke about the soldering station on the Arduino and immediately overwhelmed me questions (how? / Where? / When?). Given the mass of requests, I decided to write a review of simple soldering station (soldering iron only) based on Arduino. Why Arduino? After all, there are a lot of cont...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:27:43 PST
Micro 555 BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-555-BEAM-robot/
Micro 555 BEAM robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The B.E.A.M robot concept was coined by Mark Tilden which inspired me to build this robot.This robot is based on a circuit design created by Manfred Schaffran.I've simply shrunk it down as small as I can to create this little B.E.A.M robot.It's self sufficient and light seeking, so it can be left to...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:07:28 PST
Remote controlled relay http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-controlled-relay/
Remote controlled relay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SMALL.jpg ibenkos In this project I am going to show you how to make an cheap remote controlled relay with an transmitter and receiver. This wireless relay can be used on anything and you can prank your friends by connecting it to an lamp and scare them ;) Parts and tools Here are the parts I used for this projec...
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 11:10:12 PST
Non Soldering Solar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Lantern/
Non Soldering Solar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SMALL.gif JoshuaZimmerman Outdoor solar lighting has become extremely popular in the past few years, yet how many people do you know that can explain how it works? Luckily solar is a super simple power source which we can use alongside some simple electrical tricks to make a fun project. This non soldering version is perfe...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:42:10 PST
Safety Before Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Safety-Before-Soldering/
Safety Before Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/9LT3/I5MCZQCF/FKK9LT3I5MCZQCF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/9LT3/I5MCZQCF/FKK9LT3I5MCZQCF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/9LT3/I5MCZQCF/FKK9LT3I5MCZQCF.SMALL.jpg makeosaurus Safety should be before any type of DIY but sometimes people forget it. This results in injuries, some of which are fatal.In this instructable I will be outlining the safety measures you should have when soldering.Also, please vote for me as this is my first instructable! Always Use a soldering st...
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:30:35 PST
Soldering the 3.3v regulator to the Switcheroo http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-the-33v-regulator-to-the-Switcheroo/
Soldering the 3.3v regulator to the Switcheroo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/POSF/I5GN2GB2/F0ZPOSFI5GN2GB2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/POSF/I5GN2GB2/F0ZPOSFI5GN2GB2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/POSF/I5GN2GB2/F0ZPOSFI5GN2GB2.SMALL.jpg dangerousthings Soldering the surface mount 3.3v regulator to the Switcheroo can be done with a regular soldering iron, no SMT setup needed! Prep one of the leg pads The first thing you want to do is lock the Switcheroo board down in a bench vice or somehow ensure it won't scoot around on you while you're workin...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:31:24 PST
From spoon to broadhead http://www.instructables.com/id/From-spoon-to-broadhead/
From spoon to broadhead - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/6WF0/I5BRWQW5/F4N6WF0I5BRWQW5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/6WF0/I5BRWQW5/F4N6WF0I5BRWQW5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/6WF0/I5BRWQW5/F4N6WF0I5BRWQW5.SMALL.jpg GwanTL This instructable will teach you to turn a normal spoon into the blade for a broadhead and subsequently affix it to a field tip.Tools:-anvil/hard surface-vice-hammer-pliers-dremel and various bits-table top grinder-soldering kit-blade sharpenerSupplies:-spoon-field tip Hammer it flat Hammer the s...
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:01:45 PST
0.5mm Precision Solder Pencil... or Got Lead? http://www.instructables.com/id/05mm-Precision-Solder-Dispenser-or-Solder-Doodling/
0.5mm Precision Solder Pencil... or Got Lead? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/GY3E/I55MXDZ3/F5YGY3EI55MXDZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/GY3E/I55MXDZ3/F5YGY3EI55MXDZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/GY3E/I55MXDZ3/F5YGY3EI55MXDZ3.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome Good afternoon all Makers, Tinkers, and Hackers. This is going to be a quick little tip to help you out with thin gauge solder. I like thin solder as it is easier to work with, but alas I have been given large hands. So I was thinking up a solution to keep solder close to my work piece, with a ...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:48:55 PST
Dead Bug Prototyping and Freeform Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Dead-Bug-Prototyping-and-Freeform-Electronics/
Dead Bug Prototyping and Freeform Electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/0SX2/I55MPRK2/FXI0SX2I55MPRK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/0SX2/I55MPRK2/FXI0SX2I55MPRK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/0SX2/I55MPRK2/FXI0SX2I55MPRK2.SMALL.jpg HippyNerd Dead bug prototyping and freeform electronics are a way of building working electronic circuits, by soldering the parts directly together, or through wires instead of the traditional way of using a printed circuit board (PCB.)Dead bug prototyping got its name because when you invert a IC, and bend t...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:23:15 PST
Music blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-blinking-LED/
Music blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is an easy step by step guide to make cheap sound reacting LEDs that is blinking to the bass of the music you play. The music blinker is powered by an 9v battery which makes it portable and small. Parts and tools PARTS:TIP 31 CPCB Male AUX cable3x LEDs9v battery9v battery clipJumper wiresTOO...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:01:06 PST
How to Solder an SMT Component http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-an-SMT-Component/
How to Solder an SMT Component - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/7Z1R/I4ZHN6O9/FX37Z1RI4ZHN6O9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/7Z1R/I4ZHN6O9/FX37Z1RI4ZHN6O9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/7Z1R/I4ZHN6O9/FX37Z1RI4ZHN6O9.SMALL.jpg bwetman While most SMT soldering in industry is done using solder paste stencils, should the need arise there are ways in which these parts can be soldered with a soldering iron. Knowing how to solder SMT’s by hand is a valuable skill if your project requires it or in the case that you need to rework or re...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:37:28 PST
Micro dark activated switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-dark-activated-switch/
Micro dark activated switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/JNRE/I7MX2K8H/F3OJNREI7MX2K8H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/JNRE/I7MX2K8H/F3OJNREI7MX2K8H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/JNRE/I7MX2K8H/F3OJNREI7MX2K8H.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean At just 10mm x 10mm, this is quite possibly one of the smallest light sensitive switches you will ever find!At last, a great replacement for LDR circuits. Welcome to the future!!! You will need: Bare PCBScalpelSolderFluxSoldering IronSMT 81k 0402 resistorSMT 3904 NPN Transistor (SC-70)0603 LEDAPD...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:41:11 PST
Helping Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hand-2/
Helping Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/YWGD/I4VQL8U2/FU4YWGDI4VQL8U2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/YWGD/I4VQL8U2/FU4YWGDI4VQL8U2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/YWGD/I4VQL8U2/FU4YWGDI4VQL8U2.SMALL.jpg kokpat This helping probably cost less that $1, most of the part make from scratch and can DIY by children.When I make this helping hand, I throw my rusty one into rubbish bin and no need to buy another other helping hand.++++++++++++ START ++++++++++++++++++++++++When soldering a project, I hate to adjust...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:21:15 PST
protable power bank http://www.instructables.com/id/protable-power-bank/
protable power bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/APPI/I4WYSZ2Z/F5XAPPII4WYSZ2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/APPI/I4WYSZ2Z/F5XAPPII4WYSZ2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/APPI/I4WYSZ2Z/F5XAPPII4WYSZ2Z.SMALL.jpg ibenkos this is an easy project to make an 5v portable power bank for just 2$! Parts The parts you will need for this project is:* 3x AAA batteries * 3x AAA battery holder* 5v step-up * SPST switch* Enclosure* Hot glue Cut the wires Cut the wires from the battery holder to the size you want them to b...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:31:06 PST
Computer Mouse Button Transplant http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Mouse-Button-Transplant/
Computer Mouse Button Transplant - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/A6IH/I4PHHPSQ/FNZA6IHI4PHHPSQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/A6IH/I4PHHPSQ/FNZA6IHI4PHHPSQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/A6IH/I4PHHPSQ/FNZA6IHI4PHHPSQ.SMALL.jpg charge11595 When the switches on my old mouse began to wear out and no longer responded to clicks, I decided to transplant the switches from an unused mouse to this one. The "donor" in this case was an old wireless mouse with a missing receiver.Materials:1 Unused "donor" computer mouse1 "Recipient" computer mo...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:35:08 PST
Breadboard Soldering Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Soldering-Jig/
Breadboard Soldering Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/VWXC/I4IXHYOO/FRJVWXCI4IXHYOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/VWXC/I4IXHYOO/FRJVWXCI4IXHYOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/VWXC/I4IXHYOO/FRJVWXCI4IXHYOO.SMALL.jpg churchjw PurposeAs I do more electronics, I find that some components are harder to use with a breadboard, especially stuff designed for wearables. Soldering pins to the components works but positioning the pins so that they align with the holes on a breadboard can be difficult. This project builds a simpl...
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 17:39:23 PST
Mason Jar Portable Speaker & Guitar Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Portable-Speaker-Guitar-Amp-1/
Mason Jar Portable Speaker & Guitar Amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/9EU6/I4IDBBIW/FX39EU6I4IDBBIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/9EU6/I4IDBBIW/FX39EU6I4IDBBIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/9EU6/I4IDBBIW/FX39EU6I4IDBBIW.SMALL.jpg TrashAmpsLLC Let's face it: the speakers on your phone & laptop aren't loud enough. So grab a Mason Jar Speaker KIT from Trash Amps (www.trashamps.com) & build a Mason Jar Speaker to play tunes from your smartphone, tablet and laptop. BUT WAIT: it's also an electric guitar amplifier! Plug in & bust out those wic...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:57:41 PST
Mason Jar Portable Speaker & Guitar Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Portable-Speaker-Guitar-Amp/
Mason Jar Portable Speaker & Guitar Amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/PVF6/I4IX39QI/FN3PVF6I4IX39QI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/PVF6/I4IX39QI/FN3PVF6I4IX39QI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/PVF6/I4IX39QI/FN3PVF6I4IX39QI.SMALL.jpg TrashAmps Let's face it: the speakers on your phone & laptop aren't loud enough. So grab a Mason Jar Speaker KIT from Trash Amps (www.trashamps.com) & build a Mason Jar Speaker to play tunes from your smartphone, tablet and laptop. BUT WAIT: it's also an electric guitar amplifier! Plug in & bust out those wic...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 14:38:04 PST
A Better LED Growlight - 10000lm for $15. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Better-LED-Growlight/
A Better LED Growlight - 10000lm for $15. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/01Q6/I4CMLIZV/FUX01Q6I4CMLIZV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/01Q6/I4CMLIZV/FUX01Q6I4CMLIZV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUX/01Q6/I4CMLIZV/FUX01Q6I4CMLIZV.SMALL.jpg Gran Abuelo I see loads of tutorials on here about grow lights - some are downright terrible, others are decent, and most are a mix of the two. Some are just some simple, 20ma lights - not enough for growing squat. Some are better, using 3W diodes, but the drive circuitry is often weak or non existent, or they ...
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:59:19 PST
Mechanical Pencil Solder Loader http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Pencil-Solder-Loader/
Mechanical Pencil Solder Loader - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/WUDD/I49RNYHM/F5VWUDDI49RNYHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/WUDD/I49RNYHM/F5VWUDDI49RNYHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/WUDD/I49RNYHM/F5VWUDDI49RNYHM.SMALL.jpg bneo99 The Mechanical Pencil Solder Loader, just a cooler way to store/load your solder. Using a 0.7mm mechanical pencil and some 0.7mm solder, this little beautiful thing is made......So, why would I need something like this? Wouldn't directly using solder from it's spool easier?Well yeah but who knows? I...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:48:17 PST
solder stand http://www.instructables.com/id/solder-stand/
solder stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/SVZV/I48C7T03/FSISVZVI48C7T03.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/SVZV/I48C7T03/FSISVZVI48C7T03.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/SVZV/I48C7T03/FSISVZVI48C7T03.SMALL.jpg abhay7040 cheapskate's solder standit is the easiest, simplest and effective solder stand that could be made up easilymaterials required:-1.) 250ml glass bottle2.) CD case3.) Hot glue making hot glue the 250ml or you could use any other glass bottle of small size to CD caseand you're doneeasy to usetry to ...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:25:10 PST