Instructables: exploring - technology - switch - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:38:49 PDT BLOX v1.01 DC Mini Circuit Break Box http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Mini-Circuit-Break-Box/
DC Mini Circuit Break Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/0O3Q/IPVHAZ5L/FS20O3QIPVHAZ5L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/0O3Q/IPVHAZ5L/FS20O3QIPVHAZ5L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS2/0O3Q/IPVHAZ5L/FS20O3QIPVHAZ5L.SMALL.jpg jcweicom I bought Extremeaire Air compressor for my truck. It has a superb motor, solid cable and top quality. However, it has two problems. It does not have fuse box for safety and switch to turn it on and off. Once hooked to car battery, you will see an electric spark and motor is running. It is just too d...
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 15:32:16 PDT
RGB Binary Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Binary-Counter/
RGB Binary Counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FPS3/IPIMD34U/F2IFPS3IPIMD34U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FPS3/IPIMD34U/F2IFPS3IPIMD34U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/FPS3/IPIMD34U/F2IFPS3IPIMD34U.SMALL.jpg braulio777 This binary counter was developed with the use of RGB LED's and a pair of switches for manipulating the results while an Arduino platform will program the project. That is, the binary code implies either lighting up green LED's or blue LED's when a switch 1 is high or a switch 2 is high respectivel...
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Thu, 16 Jun 2016 22:23:07 PDT
Breadboard Friendly Tactile Switches http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Friendly-Tactile-Switches/
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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 02:53:41 PDT
$1 Model Aircraft Navigation Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Model-Aircraft-Navigation-Lights/
$1 Model Aircraft Navigation Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/T0IU/IP08ZW3B/FU2T0IUIP08ZW3B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/T0IU/IP08ZW3B/FU2T0IUIP08ZW3B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU2/T0IU/IP08ZW3B/FU2T0IUIP08ZW3B.SMALL.jpg Mihir230898 This is Instructable as a tutorial for making your Scale Model Of Aircraft more Attractive with just few simple steps .Its not only cheap but it also works fine, the strobe lights are having flashes at very high intensity so it looks like original aircraft's strobe light (which can be seen from lon...
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Mon, 6 Jun 2016 05:31:44 PDT
Arduino Password Security System with magnetic door sensors http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Password-Security-System-With-Magnetic-Doo/
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Tue, 31 May 2016 11:47:47 PDT
3D Printed button, Low budget & super easy! http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Button-Low-Budget-Super-Easy/
3D Printed button, Low budget & super easy! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/MJZZ/IOSP6NSW/FXAMJZZIOSP6NSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/MJZZ/IOSP6NSW/FXAMJZZIOSP6NSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXA/MJZZ/IOSP6NSW/FXAMJZZIOSP6NSW.SMALL.jpg Mr_MdR For different projects I needed many cheap buttons. Tact switches are cheap; but not always handy since they can be too small, have pointing legs etc. Therefore I decided to invest some time in designing a button witch is easy to make, (and also fast to make), doesn't cost a dime and consist only of...
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Sun, 29 May 2016 16:01:38 PDT
Diy Rc Offroad FPV Rover http://www.instructables.com/id/Diy-Rc-Offroad-FPV-Rover/
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Sun, 15 May 2016 12:30:02 PDT
Chic Guitar Pedal Light Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Chic-Guitar-Pedal-Light-Switch/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 10:49:12 PDT
Chromecast On/Off Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Chromecast-OnOff-Switch/
Chromecast On/Off Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/G4JT/INER6KJD/FMCG4JTINER6KJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/G4JT/INER6KJD/FMCG4JTINER6KJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMC/G4JT/INER6KJD/FMCG4JTINER6KJD.SMALL.jpg MatthewM232 As any of you Chromecast owners will know, when you use the TV as the power supply for your Chromecast, your Chromecast will be on as long as the TV is on. Typically this isn't an issue, but we use an aerial to get our live TV and having the Chromecast on interrupts the signal. This switch was a pr...
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:23:24 PDT
Spy Car Garage Door Opener :) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spy-Car-Garage-Door-Opener-/
Spy Car Garage Door Opener :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/YYAC/IN7OPQM8/F5EYYACIN7OPQM8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/YYAC/IN7OPQM8/F5EYYACIN7OPQM8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5E/YYAC/IN7OPQM8/F5EYYACIN7OPQM8.SMALL.jpg HylandSquid I couldn't find a good place to keep my garage door opener. The sun visors in my car were thicker than the clamp on the opener, so I took the clamp off and tried various spots to keep the opener. I came up with the idea of removing the electronics for the opener connecting a switch and putting it ...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 18:00:54 PDT
Fixing TopRaySolar TPS-218, Portable Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-TopRaySolar-TPS-218-Portable-Solar-Panel/
Fixing TopRaySolar TPS-218, Portable Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/T1XQ/IN70UN3R/FTIT1XQIN70UN3R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/T1XQ/IN70UN3R/FTIT1XQIN70UN3R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/T1XQ/IN70UN3R/FTIT1XQIN70UN3R.SMALL.jpg MishaAustralia Bought it at auction. When checked it was dead. And when pulled apart, became obvious why.. :-) The switch, wiring and diod got affected. Water entry points Water got inside through holes of the hinge, of back support leg and went under the solar panel glass. Soldering new switch Using 2 p...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:05:17 PDT
DIY ACOUSTIC ELECTRIC PEDAL http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-CleanDistortion-Pre-Amplifier/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:33:50 PDT
Mains Voltage Relay Test Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Mains-Voltage-Relay-Test-Jig/
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Fri, 8 Apr 2016 01:28:24 PDT
Lazy Arduino light switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Lazy-Arduino-Light-Switch/
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Wed, 9 Mar 2016 23:47:26 PST
Foot switch for ipad http://www.instructables.com/id/Foot-Switch-for-Ipad/
Foot switch for ipad - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/JBKO/ILA1F719/FP8JBKOILA1F719.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/JBKO/ILA1F719/FP8JBKOILA1F719.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP8/JBKO/ILA1F719/FP8JBKOILA1F719.SMALL.jpg not_the_one When playing an instrument, you usually have your hands full, so turning the page of your sheet music can be a problem.I have all of my sheet music on an iPad and this is great, except when I need to turn the page.Some music apps have solutions to this problem. This like automatic scrolling or shaki...
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Wed, 2 Mar 2016 10:33:17 PST
Arduino Based - Power Control System for RPi Car PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Power-Control-System-for-RPi-Car-PC/
Arduino Based - Power Control System for RPi Car PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/2HSM/IL6XIVPV/FCY2HSMIL6XIVPV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/2HSM/IL6XIVPV/FCY2HSMIL6XIVPV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/2HSM/IL6XIVPV/FCY2HSMIL6XIVPV.SMALL.jpg Ardumotive_com Hello everyone! I am Michalis Vasilakis from www.ardumotive.com and in this Instructables.com guide, I will show you how to make a simple - Arduino Based - Power Control System for RPi Car PC.This system is designed for avoiding the abrupt shutdown of the PRi Car system on engine start up! Also it h...
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 03:04:06 PST
Simple Bi-directional Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bi-directional-Switch/
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:42:27 PST
Controlling Servos on FPGA http://www.instructables.com/id/Controlling-Servos-on-FPGA/
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:34:30 PST
Clap Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Clap-Switch-1/
Clap Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/ZZVZ/IK2X93Q9/FBLZZVZIK2X93Q9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/ZZVZ/IK2X93Q9/FBLZZVZIK2X93Q9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/ZZVZ/IK2X93Q9/FBLZZVZIK2X93Q9.SMALL.jpg Samartist Hello Friends,Here is a clap switch. You can turn any home appliance on/off with a clap. I personally designed the circuit for better accuracy and customized filtration. You can see the working of the switch in the video attached.I hope you will enjoy building this project. Circuit Explanation Th...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:37:53 PST
ESP8266 Wifi Timer Switch for AC Loads http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Wifi-Timer-Switch-for-AC-Loads/
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:03:20 PST
USB Powered Page Turner for Music Notes http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-Page-Turner-for-Music-Notes/
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:35:13 PST
RF Outlet to Light Switch Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/RF-Outlet-to-Light-Switch-Hack/
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Sun, 27 Dec 2015 13:53:24 PST
How to Make a 3D Printed Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-3D-Printed-Ornament/
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:10:48 PST
Touch Switch Using the Linkit One http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Switch-Using-the-Linkit-One/
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 04:44:25 PST
Hand Mimicking Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Mimicking-Robot/
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Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:54:04 PST
Smart Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Control-1/
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:01:09 PST
Dual Input Audio Switching Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Input-Audio-Switching-Circuit/
Dual Input Audio Switching Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/L85J/IHWILNQC/F86L85JIHWILNQC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/L85J/IHWILNQC/F86L85JIHWILNQC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F86/L85J/IHWILNQC/F86L85JIHWILNQC.SMALL.jpg lb_20 Have you ever had the issue of having one speaker system and multiple inputs that require you to plug and unplug your audio leads each time you want to listen to one source? Well, I've got a solution for you! This Instructable is about making a very simple 3.5mm stereo audio switching circuit. All y...
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Mon, 7 Dec 2015 16:52:25 PST
Super simple potentiometer switch hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-potentiometer-switch-hack/
Super simple potentiometer switch hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/FSTR/IFWRMGCP/FJMFSTRIFWRMGCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/FSTR/IFWRMGCP/FJMFSTRIFWRMGCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJM/FSTR/IFWRMGCP/FJMFSTRIFWRMGCP.SMALL.jpg tcm84 If you need a potentiometer with a power switch, but you only have a dual gang potentiometer without a switch, then what could you do? Open the potentiometer back cover Remove the potentiometer back cover Leave the top portion, shaft and the bottom slider in place. Cut the carbon track By...
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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:48:49 PDT
Simple Shock/Vibration Switch/Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-ShockVibration-SwitchSensor/
Simple Shock/Vibration Switch/Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/ENYH/IFVGIN87/F3OENYHIFVGIN87.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/ENYH/IFVGIN87/F3OENYHIFVGIN87.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3O/ENYH/IFVGIN87/F3OENYHIFVGIN87.SMALL.jpg Just4Fun Media This is a simple switch sensor that can detect shocks and vibrations. It is composed of a spring, two jumper wires, three pieces of scrap wire, and a micro controller (Optional). This sensor would work great for safety switches, security alarms, and to monitor wear and tear on mechanical systems. A...
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Sat, 17 Oct 2015 21:07:27 PDT
Using the Switch() Statement as Sequencing Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-Switch-Statement-as-Sequencing-Control/
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Wed, 23 Sep 2015 14:39:16 PDT
Raspberry Pi Cheap DIY ATX-Power Switch. http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Cheap-DIY-ATX-Power-Switch/
Raspberry Pi Cheap DIY ATX-Power Switch. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/O5M5/IEFIAEA4/F0OO5M5IEFIAEA4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/O5M5/IEFIAEA4/F0OO5M5IEFIAEA4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0O/O5M5/IEFIAEA4/F0OO5M5IEFIAEA4.SMALL.jpg ptabone Ok, so it doesn't look like much.... But why would you need one? Well you don't, it is helpful if your pi is powered by a supply that also powers other things. A 3D Printer in my case. Also included is a separate shutdown button which powers down the Pi.After the Pi cleanly shuts down then power is ...
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Fri, 11 Sep 2015 07:30:36 PDT
Capacitive Switch for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Switch-for-Arduino/
Capacitive Switch for Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/X7QI/IE10SG04/FMQX7QIIE10SG04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/X7QI/IE10SG04/FMQX7QIIE10SG04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/X7QI/IE10SG04/FMQX7QIIE10SG04.SMALL.jpg Bruce McCarthy This is a simple way to make and use capacitive switches with an Arduino or similar device such as a Raspberry Pi. These switches are touch sensitive, can be any shape or size, and can be mounted on any non-metallic base. This makes them perfect for the project I am working on which is a door handle...
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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/
Powerfull Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2x5W - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/IPKB/IDTAXQ8I/FU5IPKBIDTAXQ8I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/IPKB/IDTAXQ8I/FU5IPKBIDTAXQ8I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/IPKB/IDTAXQ8I/FU5IPKBIDTAXQ8I.SMALL.jpg bartroosen Bluetooth SpeakerMake your own powerfull Bluetooth Speaker with some extra features, easy explained, cheap and handy to use for less then 15$. Maybe you have some components which you don't need to buy like 5W speakers and some lithium batteries to make it less expensive like I did. In the following...
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:01:15 PDT
Home-Made LED Flashlight USB Charger (12V 1.8Ah Li-ion Battery!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-ion-12V-Home-made-USB-Flashlight-Charger/
Home-Made LED Flashlight USB Charger (12V 1.8Ah Li-ion Battery!) - 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/
Getting started with Arduino - Switched Traffic Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/T78R/IBS8ZR92/F82T78RIBS8ZR92.SMALL.jpg Digital Art and Technology In this tutorial we are going to build a set of traffic lights (with Green, Amber and Red LEDs)We'll use a 3 way switch to control which light is lit.For reference, the switch we will be using is a 3 pin ON-OFF-ON switch Wire up your Arduino Connect an orange wire to pin 8 and a blue wire to pin ...
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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/
Smart Home Power Strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/0OXM/IBGCA9ZU/FTO0OXMIBGCA9ZU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/0OXM/IBGCA9ZU/FTO0OXMIBGCA9ZU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTO/0OXM/IBGCA9ZU/FTO0OXMIBGCA9ZU.SMALL.jpg Samuel_Alexander Smart Home Power Strip is an android and/or iDevice controllable plug outlet. You can turn the individual outlets by taping a button from your gadgets. I spend about $32 making this project.Difficulty level: Medium (Basic electronics and soldering skills required)Time needed: A weekendDisclaimer: Th...
By: Samuel_Alexander

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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/
Under bed LED lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/FK3W/IB8I75B5/FVKFK3WIB8I75B5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/FK3W/IB8I75B5/FVKFK3WIB8I75B5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/FK3W/IB8I75B5/FVKFK3WIB8I75B5.SMALL.jpg ATP24 This is my first instructable so I thought I would make it an easy one.There are a number of other instruables that are very similar to this one, which is where I got my idea from.. Equipment needed So before you start its always best to make sure you have everything you need. For this project y...
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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/
How to make a simple Electric Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/OYPS/IASCKILD/FPIOYPSIASCKILD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/OYPS/IASCKILD/FPIOYPSIASCKILD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/OYPS/IASCKILD/FPIOYPSIASCKILD.SMALL.jpg SimplicityfromClutter BIRTH OF THE IDEAWhen lights, fans, TVs go off due to a cut in electricity, we give a reason to our children like ‘Light is gone and will come shortly’ or ‘there is no current’ etc.. After few repetitions of these reasons, children themselves start speaking such statements when electric/electronic d...
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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/
How to make a Bluetooth Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XTNC/IAJNYBFE/FN3XTNCIAJNYBFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XTNC/IAJNYBFE/FN3XTNCIAJNYBFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN3/XTNC/IAJNYBFE/FN3XTNCIAJNYBFE.SMALL.jpg Constructed Hi, Welcome to my instructable!Today Ill teach you how to build a DIY Bluetooth speaker. Its extremely easy to make, and great for anyone learning electronics. The best part is you dont need any past experience with electronics! This project is great to practice your soldering skills (Mine clearly n...
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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/
Simple Raspberry Pi Shutdown Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/I5WV/IA3R97JO/F8HI5WVIA3R97JO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/I5WV/IA3R97JO/F8HI5WVIA3R97JO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/I5WV/IA3R97JO/F8HI5WVIA3R97JO.SMALL.jpg AndrewH7 Since the Raspberry Pi foundation decided to leave out an off button to safely shutdown the Raspberry pi, I'll show you a simple method I came up with to build one, so there are no more excuses for yanking the power cable out of your Pi!This method uses no extra components apart from a piece of wire...
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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/
Illuminated Rocker Switch Voltage Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/CTE7/I9YR7NZ8/F2KCTE7I9YR7NZ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/CTE7/I9YR7NZ8/F2KCTE7I9YR7NZ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/CTE7/I9YR7NZ8/F2KCTE7I9YR7NZ8.SMALL.jpg Onyx Ibex I am working on building a electric drift trike and wanted a switch for the electronics. Unfortunately, most DC switches around 48V tend to be either costly or not at all what I wanted (meaning did not include an internal light). I had this illuminated blue rocker switch sitting around but it was de...
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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/
Remote on/off switch for computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ZQCD/I92LWGVN/F8XZQCDI92LWGVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ZQCD/I92LWGVN/F8XZQCDI92LWGVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/ZQCD/I92LWGVN/F8XZQCDI92LWGVN.SMALL.jpg JRV31 I have a second computer which I access with SSH located about ten feet away. If the motherboard had wake on LAN I would use it but it doesn't and I am too lazy to get up out of my chair. With this remote switch I don't have to.You will need: A piece of a perf-board that you can cut a small piec...
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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/
Circuit Tiles! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/WTYJ/I8K13MM4/FCIWTYJI8K13MM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/WTYJ/I8K13MM4/FCIWTYJI8K13MM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/WTYJ/I8K13MM4/FCIWTYJI8K13MM4.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab For all the wee Edisons and Teslas to be, circuit tiles are the best! These are a great way to introduce people to circuits in a fun, ridiculous, iterative way. This is great for just one person exploring or an entire class working together. And your collection can keep growing over time! It's like ...
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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/
8x8x8 RGB LED-Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y8AJ/I8CW3VP6/F2KY8AJI8CW3VP6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y8AJ/I8CW3VP6/F2KY8AJI8CW3VP6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/Y8AJ/I8CW3VP6/F2KY8AJI8CW3VP6.SMALL.jpg Michalsky 8x8x8 RGB-Cube with an Arduino micro controller.Etch own circuit boards using as less wires as possible. Steps are explained in following order:Bill of material and all you will need for this project Files & data sheets Understanding the schematics How to etch multilayer circuit boards How to build ...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 10:39:14 PDT
Proximity IR Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Proiximity-IR-Switch/
Proximity IR Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/QFOL/I735UQJJ/FJBQFOLI735UQJJ.SMALL.jpg ptabone A switch activated by distance. This example shows the activation of an LED strip.An understanding of electronics (and soldering if using a veroboard) is required to complete this project. A multimeter would be helpful for testing. Parts you will need A power supply from AC to 12V DC A voltage r...
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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/
Poor man's drill power switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/U0AB/I735S62C/F9RU0ABI735S62C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/U0AB/I735S62C/F9RU0ABI735S62C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/U0AB/I735S62C/F9RU0ABI735S62C.SMALL.jpg sandilya.anisetty Replacing damaged switch with Low cost easily available AC switch for drill machine. Parts and tools needed Parts needed: Electric Drill MachineOld AC Switch or calling bell switch.Tools needed:Screw driverHand saw Disassembling Drill Remove the screws. Remove the wires from the 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/
Laser Midi Controller - (Laser Triggered Midi Keyboard) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/XGVK/I3H57KJL/F7NXGVKI3H57KJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/XGVK/I3H57KJL/F7NXGVKI3H57KJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/XGVK/I3H57KJL/F7NXGVKI3H57KJL.SMALL.jpg lasermidi Project goal:"Construct a laser triggered midi controller, using standard electric components and a recycled midi keyboard."Step 1.Find a recycled midi keyboard / controller.Step 2.Construct a laser triggered switch.Step 3.Connect midi device, measure components (shorts), and test device.You can now...
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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/
TV Remote Light Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/HC7P/I236Y1RG/F7MHC7PI236Y1RG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/HC7P/I236Y1RG/F7MHC7PI236Y1RG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/HC7P/I236Y1RG/F7MHC7PI236Y1RG.SMALL.jpg jaknieper23 I wanted to have the ability to turn my lights and fan on and off with my TV remote. I like this much better than a smartphone enabled light switch because it's much cheaper, and more convenient. Instead of unlocking my phone, going to the app, letting it load, and then turning the lights off, I can...
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 21:03:31 PST