Instructables: exploring - technology - switch - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:24:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 Capacitive Switch for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Switch-for-Arduino/
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By: Bruce McCarthy

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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:36:33 PDT
Powerfull Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2x5W http://www.instructables.com/id/Powerfull-Portable-Bluetooth-Speaker-2x5W/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:01:15 PDT
Li-ion 12V Home-made USB Flashlight Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-ion-12V-Home-made-USB-Flashlight-Charger/
Li-ion 12V Home-made USB Flashlight Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/40OC/IDC6OJH1/FTX40OCIDC6OJH1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/40OC/IDC6OJH1/FTX40OCIDC6OJH1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTX/40OC/IDC6OJH1/FTX40OCIDC6OJH1.SMALL.jpg yonatan24 This is a project is powered by a 12 VOLT 1.8 AMP hour Lithium Ion Battery that powers two flashlights (warm and cold), USB charger, And 12 VOLT output.This isn't a step by step tutorial because anyone can build it to fit their own needs, I'm just showing how I built it.There will be a video at the ...
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:51:48 PDT
Getting started with Arduino - Switched Traffic Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-Arduino-Switched-Traffic-Ligh/
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 15:50:42 PDT
Smart Home Power Strip http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smart-Home-Electric-Socket/
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 06:57:35 PDT
Under bed LED lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-bed-LED-lights/
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:51:15 PDT
How to make a simple Electric Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-Electric-Circuit/
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 12:10:42 PDT
How to make a Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Bluetooth-Speaker/
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 07:25:21 PDT
Simple Raspberry Pi Shutdown Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Raspberry-Pi-Shutdown-Button/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 08:08:45 PDT
Illuminated Rocker Switch Voltage Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Rocker-Switch-Voltage-Conversion/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:52:34 PDT
Remote on/off switch for computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-onoff-switch-for-computer/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:45 PDT
Through-Glass Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/Through-Glass-Doorbell/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:52:29 PDT
Circuit Tiles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Tiles/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:29:11 PDT
8x8x8 RGB LED-Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/8x8x8-RGB-LED-Cube-1/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:39:14 PDT
Proximity IR Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Proiximity-IR-Switch/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:45:33 PDT
Poor man's drill power switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-mans-drill-power-switch/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 09:55:07 PST
Laser Midi Controller - (Laser Triggered Midi Keyboard) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Midi-Controller-Laser-Triggered-Midi-Keyboar/
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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 10:55:17 PST
Make your own AMP! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-AMP/
Make your own AMP! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SMALL.jpg roanbuma Hello everyone this is my first tutorial on instructables!Over a year ago I decided to make my own AMP, it had to be able to play music from your phone to big speakers. It had to be small, but still capable of playingloud music. I also wanted to be able to ajust the volume. It had to look nice and b...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:25:26 PST
TV Remote Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Light-Switch/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:03:31 PST
Super Sexy Sound Switcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Sexy-Sound-Switcher/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:19:27 PDT
Time-lapse with any camera, using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Time-lapse-with-any-camera-using-Arduino/
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By: Switch and Lever

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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/
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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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By: Victor8o5

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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/
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:15:26 PDT