Instructables: exploring - technology - toy http://www.instructables.com Wed, 6 May 2015 08:34:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 3D Printed Minigun http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Minigun/
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Fri, 1 May 2015 16:46:09 PDT
Whac-A-Mouse Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Whac-A-Mouse-Prototype/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:18:40 PDT
NFC powered R2-D2 http://www.instructables.com/id/NFC-powered-R2-D2/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:03:59 PDT
Arduino Robot from Wheeeebot RC Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robot-from-Wheeeebot-RC-Car/
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:16:49 PDT
How to 3d Print and Finish BIG STUFF...with a little printer. http://www.instructables.com/id/My-what-big-tentacles-you-have/
How to 3d Print and Finish BIG STUFF...with a little printer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/GPRA/I8U15X4I/FEDGPRAI8U15X4I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/GPRA/I8U15X4I/FEDGPRAI8U15X4I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FED/GPRA/I8U15X4I/FEDGPRAI8U15X4I.SMALL.jpg bryanbrutherford Some of you may have seen a few of my previous instructables and know that i have a history with 3d printing.Recently i was in a local electronics store and saw an XYZ davinci 1.0 on sale for $399. This machine basically had the same specs as the first stratasys machine i ever used nearly 15 years a...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:13:27 PDT
Wooden Dice http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Dice/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:28:55 PDT
How to make a car with the 3doodler! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-car-with-the-3doodler/
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Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:40:35 PDT
Easy First Robot That Spins http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-First-Robot-That-Spins/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:34:24 PDT
TOY- Instructables robot in Tinkerplay http://www.instructables.com/id/TOY-Instructables-robot-in-Tinkerplay/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 01:39:34 PDT
How I made the "Alien" Movie Egg Prop http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-the-Alien-Movie-Egg-Prop/
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 10:37:36 PDT
Snarky Swami http://www.instructables.com/id/Snarky-Swami/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 13:02:50 PDT
Rc Tonka Dump Truck Conversion With Quad Steering -Part 1 (with solar update to come) http://www.instructables.com/id/Rc-Tonka-Dump-Truck-Conversion-With-Quad-Steering-/
Rc Tonka Dump Truck Conversion With Quad Steering -Part 1 (with solar update to come) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/KJSK/I84B8YIA/F8QKJSKI84B8YIA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/KJSK/I84B8YIA/F8QKJSKI84B8YIA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/KJSK/I84B8YIA/F8QKJSKI84B8YIA.SMALL.jpg sahirbray In this instructable, I will attempt to provide a detailed guideline on how we converted a 1980's Tonka Dump truck into a working RC robot. I've broken the steps down a little more in detail in order to show what I've cut out and moved to make room and provide storage. Since this robot was assembl...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 08:20:22 PDT
Multi Purpose Talking Robot Platform or a Simple Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Purpose-Talking-Robot-Platform-or-a-Simple-T/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 11:33:33 PDT
Tonka Front Loader Conversion With Solar Upgrade http://www.instructables.com/id/Tonka-Front-Loader-Conversion-With-Solar-Upgrade/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:59:28 PDT
Fast Electric Circle Car For Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Fast-Electric-Circle-Car-For-Cheap/
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Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:00:13 PDT
Lego Brick Sorter http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Brick-Sorter/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:32:14 PDT
ATtiny85 Toy Traffic Light http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny85-Traffic-light-toy/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 20:04:13 PDT
Introducing Makey Makey http://www.instructables.com/id/Introducing-Makey-Makey/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:52:18 PST
Dismantle an IP Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Dismantle-an-IP-Camera/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:58:36 PST
Nano Photovore BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Nano-Photovore-BEAM-robot/
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:31:28 PST
Build a Gear Time Double Gear Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Gear-Time-Double-Gear-Frame/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:26:01 PST
Impossible 3D-printed bolt and nut http://www.instructables.com/id/Impossible-3D-printed-bolt-and-nut/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:19:58 PST
Build a Gear Time Quad Gear Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Gear-Time-Quad-Gear-Frame/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 19:13:08 PST
GSM Controlled Car http://www.instructables.com/id/GSM-Controlled-Car-1/
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:28:16 PST
Laser Pointer Fun http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Pointer-Fun/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:56:40 PST
Children's LED Baseball Scoreboard Toy http://www.instructables.com/id/Childrens-LED-Baseball-Scoreboard-Toy/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:59:53 PST
Pi Power (Remote Power Management with Pi) http://www.instructables.com/id/Pi-Power-Remote-Power-Management-with-Pi/
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:21:59 PST
Oversized Music Chest, for MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Oversized-Enclosure-Box-for-MaKey-MaKey/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:52:03 PST
3D printed LED Portal Companion Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-Portal-Companion-Cube/
3D printed LED Portal Companion Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/C6ZF/I3TH951C/FH9C6ZFI3TH951C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/C6ZF/I3TH951C/FH9C6ZFI3TH951C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/C6ZF/I3TH951C/FH9C6ZFI3TH951C.SMALL.jpg Numbuh1 I decided to make my Boyfriend a companion cube for x-mas, so I thought I'd share how I did it. Message me if you want .stl files. 3D modeling & printing I split the companion cube into two pieces for easy printing(picture 1), and connected them with 4 dowels on the bottom face. The holes for the...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 01:17:34 PST
Foam Automated Defense Turret http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-Automated-Defense-Turret/
Foam Automated Defense Turret - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/055V/I3H79NM8/FS1055VI3H79NM8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/055V/I3H79NM8/FS1055VI3H79NM8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/055V/I3H79NM8/FS1055VI3H79NM8.SMALL.jpg AMoss93 This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com)This is my Foam Automated Defense Turret. It was designed as a stationary turret with a proximity sensor, which when tripped, will fire excessive amounts ...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:22:38 PST
Wobble Bot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wobble-Bot/
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 13:04:02 PST
Add MIDI port to Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-MIDI-port-to-Keyboard/
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 09:26:37 PST
3D printed Screaming rabbit my cup marker http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-Screaming-rabbit-my-cup-marker/
3D printed Screaming rabbit my cup marker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/WOEH/I36LFQA4/F48WOEHI36LFQA4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/WOEH/I36LFQA4/F48WOEHI36LFQA4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/WOEH/I36LFQA4/F48WOEHI36LFQA4.SMALL.jpg nanami.uchiyama.7 This is 3D printed Screaming rabbit my cup markerYou will need 123D creature app on iPad to create this !If you haven't installed yet,please get the app! Design the character with your iPad Use ”123d creature" app to design the figure.1. Shape the body2. Sculpt out the eyes3.sculpt in the mouth a...
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Tue, 2 Dec 2014 02:20:39 PST
Dire Bomb-like Timer (v2) http://www.instructables.com/id/Bomb-like-Timer-V2/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:02:25 PST
ESPecially for you! http://www.instructables.com/id/ESPecially-for-you/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 03:14:21 PST
My First Toy Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-Toy-Hack/
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:50:26 PST
Arduino Piano, Jack Gale http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Piano/
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 20:08:12 PST
3D Printed Toy Horse Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Toy-Horse-Ornament/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:08:36 PST
Add a Mic to any Headphone - Simple http://www.instructables.com/id/Detachable-Microphone-for-your-Headphones/
Add a Mic to any Headphone - Simple - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/GCQP/I28OGJII/FYEGCQPI28OGJII.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/GCQP/I28OGJII/FYEGCQPI28OGJII.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYE/GCQP/I28OGJII/FYEGCQPI28OGJII.SMALL.jpg W I N G M A N I had an old cheap headphone(which i got it for free) which was really a piece of crap. But the Microphone was pretty decent. I use a SONY MDR-ZX600 Headphone which has a good audio quality but lacked an inbuilt microphone which made my online gaming sessions a bit difficult. So i wanted to try atta...
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:39:54 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm-1/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 14:09:04 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Venus Fly Trap Toy powered by Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Venus-Fly-Trap-Toy/
Venus Fly Trap Toy powered by Intel Edison - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/798Z/I1SB8BD2/FJ2798ZI1SB8BD2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/798Z/I1SB8BD2/FJ2798ZI1SB8BD2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/798Z/I1SB8BD2/FJ2798ZI1SB8BD2.SMALL.jpg pcheng1 I are builded a Venus Fly Trap flower toy. Users can interact with the toy by using their mobile phone. For example, users can use their phone to feed the venus fly trap flower bugs, water the venus fly trap flower, and even use phone flash lights to light the fly trap flower.All these interactions ...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:35:08 PDT
Raspberry Pi Emulator Console for the Backseat http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Emulator-Console-for-the-Backseat/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 19:58:56 PDT
Mini Electric Motor http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Electric-Motor/
Mini Electric Motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7M/96WB/I1AVV0Q9/F7M96WBI1AVV0Q9.SMALL.jpg EZHacks This is a really simple and great way to explore electric motors. Kids of all ages will love this and its a great way to see how electricity can be converted into physical motion. Materials Most of these materials you will have at home. Plastic or foam cup 2 paper clips large is best but small wi...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:17:32 PDT
12 Inch Mazinger Z aka Tranzor Z http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Inch-Mazinger-Z-aka-Tranzor-Z/
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Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:01:00 PDT
Make a Crawling Robot Zombie with Severed Legs http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Crawling-Robot-Zombie-with-Severed-Legs/
Make a Crawling Robot Zombie with Severed Legs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/WKAS/I12KBNAP/F6OWKASI12KBNAP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/WKAS/I12KBNAP/F6OWKASI12KBNAP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6O/WKAS/I12KBNAP/F6OWKASI12KBNAP.SMALL.jpg ossum We all love zombies and robots, two of the things that are most likely to be our undoing one day. Lets help things along by building a creepy little robot zombie.My goal with this Instructable is to take a doll and (re)animate it with servos and mechanical linkages, its braaaaiiins will be an Arduin...
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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:49:06 PDT
prepare 3d model for 3d print http://www.instructables.com/id/prepare-3d-model-for-3d-print/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2014 20:36:49 PDT
action figures http://www.instructables.com/id/magnetic-action-figures/
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Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:43:28 PDT
Raspberry Pi CD Box Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-CD-Box-Robot/
Raspberry Pi CD Box Robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/D6LJ/I05F3UUD/FLBD6LJI05F3UUD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/D6LJ/I05F3UUD/FLBD6LJI05F3UUD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLB/D6LJ/I05F3UUD/FLBD6LJI05F3UUD.SMALL.jpg djairjr English:This project is a work that is taking on many weekends. My son, Gabriel, watched the movie "Wall-E" and proposed that we built a similar robot. I see this model in Dx.com and get inspired by it.We use some scraps we find here at home, especially some old CDs and an empty tube of CDs. The li...
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:42:39 PDT
DIY fan powered boat http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-fan-powered-boat/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:38:27 PDT