Instructables: exploring - technology - switch - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 25 Oct 2014 23:13:42 PDT BLOX v1.01 Time-lapse with any camera, using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Time-lapse-with-any-camera-using-Arduino/
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:20:06 PDT
Interactive Zipper with LEDS http://www.instructables.com/id/Living-Patterns-on-a-pocket/
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:19 PDT
Building a 3D printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-3D-printer/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:11:31 PDT
LED Felt Carrot with Soft Circuits http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Felt-Carrot-with-Soft-Circuits/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 10:33:57 PDT
Foot switch ( for M-Audio Black Box ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Momentary-foot-switch-for-M-Audio-Black-Box-/
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:07:00 PDT
Turn on and off your things with a laser! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-on-and-off-your-things-with-a-laser/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:12:33 PDT
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Diffused-Glue-Stick-Lamp/
Diffused Glue Stick Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/733T/HWNUD1P0/F82733THWNUD1P0.SMALL.jpg vishalapr Last week, I received the glue gun I ordered almost a month ago which I replaced with my older mini glue gun. The mini glue gun used thin glue sticks(7mm) whereas the new one I got used only normal sized glue sticks(10mm). So I had a whole bunch of these thin glue sticks left over, thought for a bit...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:51:32 PDT
Motion Activated AC Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Activated-AC-Switch/
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Fri, 13 Jun 2014 13:09:33 PDT
Laser Pointer Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Pointer-Switch/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 09:25:38 PDT
Microcontrolled AC switch. http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-plug-to-plug-switch/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:07:52 PDT
Raspberry Pi Rain Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Rain-Box/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:30:31 PST
Hockey Themed Goal Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Hockey-Themed-Goal-Light/
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 15:23:29 PST
Automatic Camera Shutter Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Camera-Shutter-Switch/
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:42:21 PDT
Secret Compartment Chess Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Compartment-Chess-Set/
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:58:49 PDT
DIY Frankenstein Bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Frankenstein-Bulb/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2NJE/HMVJGVLC/FQ52NJEHMVJGVLC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2NJE/HMVJGVLC/FQ52NJEHMVJGVLC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/2NJE/HMVJGVLC/FQ52NJEHMVJGVLC.SMALL.jpg snow1434 Step 1.) Remove The Tab on the light Bulb  Step 2.break the insulation layer (black part)  Step 3.)  Break the fialament and pulling it out Step 4.) Add Water to wash it out if white (if clear skip step) Step 5.) Add Gel i ended up using a different gel i used a garage door lubricate instead of the ...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 17:27:35 PDT
Sonic Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Control/
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 03:36:07 PDT
House Key Switchblade v2 http://www.instructables.com/id/House-Key-Switchblade-v2-1/
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:37:38 PDT
Squishy IR-based Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Squishy-IR-based-Switch/
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Thu, 30 May 2013 09:28:13 PDT
Mini Joystick http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Joytick/
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Sat, 4 May 2013 23:33:55 PDT
LED Resin Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Resin-Cubes/
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 15:36:38 PDT
Coil winder with automatic counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Coil-winder-with-automatic-counter/
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 15:01:11 PST
Dirt Cheap Canon DSLR remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-Cheap-Canon-DSLR-remote/
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Sat, 22 Dec 2012 07:55:51 PST
impBoot: Remotely Turn on a Desktop Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/impBoot-Remotely-Turn-on-a-Desktop-Computer/
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Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:48:47 PST
Breadboarding: The Darlington Pair http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboarding-The-Darlington-Pair/
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 14:09:59 PDT
CR2032 Battery holder with switch http://www.instructables.com/id/CR2032-Battery-holder-with-switch/
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Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:47:41 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
How to build your Modular Vibrating Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-your-Modular-Vibrating-Robot/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 18:26:30 PDT
vacuum form an arduino/electronics enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/vacuum-form-an-arduinoelectronics-enclosure/
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Fri, 3 Aug 2012 06:46:42 PDT
Soft Circuit Button Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Soft-Circuit-Button-Switch/
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 18:41:17 PDT
How To Convert Fluorescent starter to Thermal Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Convert-Fluorescent-starter-to-Thermal-Swit/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/23JZ/H3XN9HXS/FH923JZH3XN9HXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/23JZ/H3XN9HXS/FH923JZH3XN9HXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/23JZ/H3XN9HXS/FH923JZH3XN9HXS.SMALL.jpg Husham Samir Fluorescent starter is essentially two bimetallic strips in a sealed glass capsule, with a small gap between them. The principle of this experiment is Metal expansion and contraction . Materials: 1-  12 volt CPU Fan. 2-  12 Volt supply. 3-   Fluorescent starter. 4- Candle. Steps: 1- Break the st...
By: Husham Samir

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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:15:26 PDT
{The Best} Altoids Tin LED Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Best-Altoids-Tin-LED-Flashlight/
{The Best} Altoids Tin LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/EU8Q/H3NN9MW2/FW5EU8QH3NN9MW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/EU8Q/H3NN9MW2/FW5EU8QH3NN9MW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW5/EU8Q/H3NN9MW2/FW5EU8QH3NN9MW2.SMALL.jpg Adambowker98 This instructable is an entry in the Pocket-Sized Contest, so please vote! This instructable is an entry in the Hurricane Laser Contest, so please vote! This instructable is an entry in the Green Tech Contest, so please vote! Ever need a flashlight, but don't want to lug around a big one? Or you wa...
By: Adambowker98

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Wed, 20 Jun 2012 21:45:17 PDT
MIB Neuralizer Gun http://www.instructables.com/id/MIB-Neurolizer-Gun/
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By: florlayamp

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Sun, 13 May 2012 15:38:18 PDT
Simple Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Light-Switch/
Simple Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/X984/GPBDHPZK/F4NX984GPBDHPZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/X984/GPBDHPZK/F4NX984GPBDHPZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/X984/GPBDHPZK/F4NX984GPBDHPZK.SMALL.jpg randofo In building Simple Bots, we are going to use a series of photo-coupled devices called modules. But, before we can do this, we need a good photo-couple to use as a light-activated switch. To make one of these switches, we will be using a special OSRAM-brand photo transistor and any standard NPN trans...
By: randofo

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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 16:05:46 PDT
Motion Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Module/
Motion Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/UL80/GV0KKPSV/FMHUL80GV0KKPSV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/UL80/GV0KKPSV/FMHUL80GV0KKPSV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMH/UL80/GV0KKPSV/FMHUL80GV0KKPSV.SMALL.jpg randofo The motion module is the most complex photocoupled device used in Simple Bots. It basically is a light switch coupled with a motion sensing nightlight. When someone in its general area moves, this triggers the sensor, turns on the light, and causes the bot to move. This is a simple way to start addi...
By: randofo

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Wed, 2 May 2012 16:27:12 PDT
Arduino Based Auto Timer / Stop Watch Timer for stroking time Measurement http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Auto-Timer-Stop-Watch-Timer-for-st/
Arduino Based Auto Timer / Stop Watch Timer for stroking time Measurement - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/5S8A/H1KHA5WZ/FDK5S8AH1KHA5WZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/5S8A/H1KHA5WZ/FDK5S8AH1KHA5WZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/5S8A/H1KHA5WZ/FDK5S8AH1KHA5WZ.SMALL.jpg chuppandi The Need: Last week around at work I had another usual un-usual  problem to face with.  Having to make lots of mechanisms n components to work with-in seconds or fracs at times I kind-of knew this was always coming. And invariably so my poor mind couldn't think of anything but Arduino for a handy s...
By: chuppandi

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Wed, 2 May 2012 10:24:55 PDT
Wired control robot manual http://www.instructables.com/id/Wired-control-robot-manual-4x4/
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By: Avadhut.Deshmukh

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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 07:59:21 PDT
Eliminate Standby Power with a Desktop Power Switch! http://www.instructables.com/id/Eliminate-Standby-Power-with-a-Desktop-Power-Switc/
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By: Radioactive_Legos

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Sun, 10 May 2009 18:05:15 PDT
Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Bookshelf-Light-Switch/
Hidden Bookshelf Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/IXON/GYO8A99H/FGHIXONGYO8A99H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/IXON/GYO8A99H/FGHIXONGYO8A99H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/IXON/GYO8A99H/FGHIXONGYO8A99H.SMALL.jpg Improbable Construct This instuctible will show you how to turn an ordinary hardback book into a hidden switch for a lamp or other corded device. Last fall, I was looking for a gift for my wife and came across the Secret Passageway Switch at Blight Designs (http://blightdesign.com/misc_book.html).  Blight Designs was s...
By: Improbable Construct

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Sun, 19 Feb 2012 12:54:05 PST
iPhone Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Boombox/
iPhone Boombox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/KT9H/GYN8NOH2/F0QKT9HGYN8NOH2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/KT9H/GYN8NOH2/F0QKT9HGYN8NOH2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Q/KT9H/GYN8NOH2/F0QKT9HGYN8NOH2.SMALL.jpg MTriest The following project will show you how to take 3D Solidwork's renderings and 2D Illustrator files and create a minimalist iPhone boombox. The boombox is my design and creation. Originally for a production class, I designed and created the boombox in an attempt to design, render and create using com...
By: MTriest

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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:39:55 PST
Mouse Based USB Switch Interface http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-Based-USB-Switch-Interface/
Mouse Based USB Switch Interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/J3ZL/GYC4NXVH/FV0J3ZLGYC4NXVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/J3ZL/GYC4NXVH/FV0J3ZLGYC4NXVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/J3ZL/GYC4NXVH/FV0J3ZLGYC4NXVH.SMALL.jpg RCS82 First off, I have to give credit where credit is due. This instructable is based heavily on base2john's great instructable entitled Holiday Toy Switch Adapting. In this instructable, I adapted those instructions to apply to a USB mouse. Why a USB switch interface? My wife is an itinerant teacher w...
By: RCS82

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Mon, 6 Feb 2012 16:41:03 PST
LED "Name" Switch Toy for Toddler http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Name-Switch-Toy-for-Toddler/
LED "Name" Switch Toy for Toddler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/7VXM/GVP28LU8/FR07VXMGVP28LU8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/7VXM/GVP28LU8/FR07VXMGVP28LU8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/7VXM/GVP28LU8/FR07VXMGVP28LU8.SMALL.jpg henlij I made this toy a couple years ago when my son was 2. He's always been fascinated with lights and switches. In an effort to keep him entertained and perhaps learn the letters in his name, I built this simple toy.  Used Parts - about 50 LEDs (RED, Orange, Green) - LM7812 Voltage Regulator - Power so...
By: henlij

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Sat, 3 Dec 2011 11:08:12 PST
Tilt Switches Made from Bottles of Craft Beads http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Switches-Made-from-Bottles-of-Craft-Beads/
Tilt Switches Made from Bottles of Craft Beads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/MCXW/GVA8VP5E/FTVMCXWGVA8VP5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/MCXW/GVA8VP5E/FTVMCXWGVA8VP5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/MCXW/GVA8VP5E/FTVMCXWGVA8VP5E.SMALL.jpg fjordcarver If you are looking for a mercury-free tilt switch that you can make yourself on the cheap and quick as I was, then follow along and I will show you how to make some from little tiny bottles of crafting beads. Stuff you Need In order to make something similar, you will need.... a small bottle...
By: fjordcarver

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Thu, 1 Dec 2011 09:25:33 PST
Homebrew Magnetic Motor Starter http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebrew-Magnetic-Motor-Starter/
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By: pfred2

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Tue, 8 Nov 2011 03:34:49 PST
Silence a Toy with a Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Silence-a-Toy-with-a-Switch/
Silence a Toy with a Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/AJ19/GUM34IKM/FKLAJ19GUM34IKM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/AJ19/GUM34IKM/FKLAJ19GUM34IKM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKL/AJ19/GUM34IKM/FKLAJ19GUM34IKM.SMALL.jpg pjamestx Some toys should be seen, but not heard! My 2.5 year old nephew is big on firefighters right now, so I found this great helmet for him that has a cool flashing light at the front. However, it also has a siren, and both the light and siren are controlled by the same switch. If I want to ever be able ...
By: pjamestx

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Sun, 6 Nov 2011 18:57:31 PST
How to make a HEXBUG nano to be activated by light. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-HEXBUG-nano-to-be-activated-by-light/
How to make a HEXBUG nano to be activated by light. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/055N/GU1UZD40/FTW055NGU1UZD40.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/055N/GU1UZD40/FTW055NGU1UZD40.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/055N/GU1UZD40/FTW055NGU1UZD40.SMALL.jpg longjie0723 This instruction is to make a HEXBUG nano to be activated by light. HEXBUG nano is a fun toy which moves like a real bug. I want to use it to surprise someone who open the box contain a dozen of the HEXBUG nano. But the HEXBUG have only a toggle switch for activation, so the bugs cannot hide silent...
By: longjie0723

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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 00:54:20 PDT
Candy Tossin Coffin http://www.instructables.com/id/Candy-Tossin-Coffin/
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By: MikeTheMaker

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Fri, 21 Oct 2011 14:01:15 PDT
Tilt Activated Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Switch/
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By: frank26080115

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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
Steampunked nixie-tube-switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunked-nixie-tube-switch/
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By: Junophor

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Mon, 3 Oct 2011 07:28:34 PDT
MEGA DPDT Switch - Tank Style http://www.instructables.com/id/MEGA-DPDT-Switch-Tank-Style-1/
MEGA DPDT Switch - Tank Style - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/3Q18/GSMZ87A9/FVP3Q18GSMZ87A9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/3Q18/GSMZ87A9/FVP3Q18GSMZ87A9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/3Q18/GSMZ87A9/FVP3Q18GSMZ87A9.SMALL.jpg iminthebathroom DPDT "double pole - double throw"  switch can be used for reversing polarity.  All though this method may be a bit crude, it works great for changing the direction of a motor – analog style.  This could be used for Controlling motors for robots, animatronics and Halloween decorations to name just a ...
By: iminthebathroom

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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 10:38:15 PDT
The Weekly Challenge: Switches http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Weekly-Challenge-Switches/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/ULU5/GSHKU0SK/FTSULU5GSHKU0SK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/ULU5/GSHKU0SK/FTSULU5GSHKU0SK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTS/ULU5/GSHKU0SK/FTSULU5GSHKU0SK.SMALL.jpg randofo   Follow Me to hear about all of the Weekly Challenges. This Week's Challenge: This week is all about switches of every variety. (Install, add, create, hack, use, or perform a switch.) As always, there was a bunch of great entries, but again we didn't break the 25 project mark and so there can...
By: randofo

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Mon, 12 Sep 2011 17:38:56 PDT