Instructables: exploring - technology - tv - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 26 May 2016 13:34:28 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make Yourself a TV Remote Controlled Arduino Robot! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Yourself-a-TV-Remote-Controlled-Arduino-Robot/
Make Yourself a TV Remote Controlled Arduino Robot! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/8HPO/INW1AN9Q/F7U8HPOINW1AN9Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/8HPO/INW1AN9Q/F7U8HPOINW1AN9Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7U/8HPO/INW1AN9Q/F7U8HPOINW1AN9Q.SMALL.jpg Mr AbAk Hello guys.Abhay and Akshay here!Today we are going to make a TV remote controlled Robot that not only works like a charm but you can also upgrade it by editing the code and utilising a few more buttons present on the TV Remote. You can also create other projects with this code like door lock or hom...
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Fri, 6 May 2016 22:31:48 PDT
Ambilight system for every input connected to your TV. WS2812B Arduino UNO Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Ambilight-System-for-Every-Input-Connected-to-Your/
Ambilight system for every input connected to your TV. WS2812B Arduino UNO Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/DLPT/IJYV2OMK/F1DDLPTIJYV2OMK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/DLPT/IJYV2OMK/F1DDLPTIJYV2OMK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/DLPT/IJYV2OMK/F1DDLPTIJYV2OMK.SMALL.jpg pfoglietta I have always wanted to add ambilight to my TV. It looks so cool! I finally did and I was not disappointed!I have seen many videos and many tutorials on creating an Ambilight system for your TV but I have never found a full tutorial for my exact needs.It is whether the system is only made for 1 sing...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 03:54:53 PST
Touch Screen coffee table DIY with 32" TV and low cost CCD sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Screen-Coffee-Table-DIY-With-32-TV-and-Low-C/
Touch Screen coffee table DIY with 32" TV and low cost CCD sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/VULS/ILQTFKTO/FAKVULSILQTFKTO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/VULS/ILQTFKTO/FAKVULSILQTFKTO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/VULS/ILQTFKTO/FAKVULSILQTFKTO.SMALL.jpg jeanotP1314 UPDATE 04/04/2016 : Multipoint software + Emulating NES video/pictures + OPTION_7 Point and Click + speed test + OPTION videoUPDATE 03/24/2016 : CCD sensor reverse Engineering + Using 2 CCD sensors + Laser engraving vector files + Retropie playingHi and welcome to my third Instructable !I have been ...
By: jeanotP1314

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Sun, 13 Mar 2016 15:03:16 PDT
OSMC and TV controlled by Flic smart button http://www.instructables.com/id/OSMC-and-TV-Controlled-by-Flic-Smart-Button/
OSMC and TV controlled by Flic smart button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/HTJ5/IKZSDBZP/F88HTJ5IKZSDBZP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/HTJ5/IKZSDBZP/F88HTJ5IKZSDBZP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F88/HTJ5/IKZSDBZP/F88HTJ5IKZSDBZP.SMALL.jpg Acmecorporation This project starts from a specific need, simplfy some repeated actions.I have got OSMC media center Raspberry Pi based that i use every evening when i want to watch a documentary on my old plasma TV (without HDMI) before sleep.The actions that i perform when going in bed are: turn on Raspberry Pi ...
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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 10:40:43 PST
A very simple Remote Control flashing LED light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Remote-Controlled-Flashing-LED-Gadge/
A very simple Remote Control flashing LED light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/61BH/ILCN57WL/FLT61BHILCN57WL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/61BH/ILCN57WL/FLT61BHILCN57WL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/61BH/ILCN57WL/FLT61BHILCN57WL.SMALL.jpg Qwertypat The idea of this Instructable is to show you how to make a very simple and small, entertaining , enchanting, peculiarly flashing LED light underneath the decoration of your choice, that flashes by any Infrared Remote Control signal it receives!Whether it is from the RC of a TV, DVD player, surrou...
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:01:41 PST
Kids Screen Timer with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Screen-Timer-With-Arduino/
Kids Screen Timer with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/WPEA/IK4CKC6O/FCJWPEAIK4CKC6O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/WPEA/IK4CKC6O/FCJWPEAIK4CKC6O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/WPEA/IK4CKC6O/FCJWPEAIK4CKC6O.SMALL.jpg dr_phil This device gives a parent a really robust means of controlling the amount of screen-time (TV / DVD / console) their kids have each day. It works by having an intelligent time-switch which controls the HDMI signal passing between a device and the TV display. I found it works really well, because it ...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:01:49 PST
DIY TV LIFT: Mechanics http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-TV-LIFT-Mechanics/
DIY TV LIFT: Mechanics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/CDGY/IJKCIJMA/FW1CDGYIJKCIJMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/CDGY/IJKCIJMA/FW1CDGYIJKCIJMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/CDGY/IJKCIJMA/FW1CDGYIJKCIJMA.SMALL.jpg SharinganSilos This TV lift was made out of materials that I happened to have on hand. The mischief that follows would not have happened had it been planned. The lift uses Makerslide, Shapeoko V1 End Plates, an Arduino Uno, a 425oz stepper and a 4.5A Stepper Driver. It currently runs using GRBL on an Arduino Uno f...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 15:38:47 PST
remote controlled robotic arm http://www.instructables.com/id/remote-controlled-robotic-arm/
remote controlled robotic arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/IPVH/IGJAREWN/FPKIPVHIGJAREWN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/IPVH/IGJAREWN/FPKIPVHIGJAREWN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPK/IPVH/IGJAREWN/FPKIPVHIGJAREWN.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is a guide to make a Remote controlled robotic arm (6DOF) or just to control some servos on something.You can use a normal IR TV remote to control the servos on a mechanical robotic arm. there is 17 buttons on the remote I used but I only used the 12 buttons on the bottom. 2 buttons for one se...
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Tue, 3 Nov 2015 08:06:44 PST
philo 15" retro 1950s HDTV recreation of the Philco Predicta http://www.instructables.com/id/philo-15-retro-1950s-HDTV/
philo 15" retro 1950s HDTV recreation of the Philco Predicta - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/KHOE/IF7ITFDK/F6PKHOEIF7ITFDK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/KHOE/IF7ITFDK/F6PKHOEIF7ITFDK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/KHOE/IF7ITFDK/F6PKHOEIF7ITFDK.SMALL.jpg piratetv1 Iv'e always wanted a Philco Predicta TV set. this is the first full size version I have made.This is my original 7" version http://www.instructables.com/id/Philo-the-7-3D-printed-retro-TV/ ALL 3D PRINTED PARTS HERE http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1041673 Design Iv'e always wanted a Philco Predi...
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Wed, 30 Sep 2015 20:46:59 PDT
System For Automatically Limiting TV Time http://www.instructables.com/id/System-For-Automatically-Limiting-TV-Time/
System For Automatically Limiting TV Time - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IMHD/IENIUJYN/FZRIMHDIENIUJYN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IMHD/IENIUJYN/FZRIMHDIENIUJYN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IMHD/IENIUJYN/FZRIMHDIENIUJYN.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Most of us spend far too much time in front of the TV. So I designed a system that will automatically limit when and how much the TV can be on. The system works by controlling the input signal going to the TV. This is done by adding a relay switch to the input cable. When certain conditions are met,...
By: DIY Hacks and How Tos

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Wed, 16 Sep 2015 18:49:40 PDT
Home Automation with a Smartphone (TV, Arduino, Light, Security, Projector, DVD Player...) http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Control-with-a-Smartphone-TV-Arduino-Light-Se/
Home Automation with a Smartphone (TV, Arduino, Light, Security, Projector, DVD Player...) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/7KDR/IE7J5Q0L/FHC7KDRIE7J5Q0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/7KDR/IE7J5Q0L/FHC7KDRIE7J5Q0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/7KDR/IE7J5Q0L/FHC7KDRIE7J5Q0L.SMALL.jpg Imetomi These days the home automation devices and the home controlling systems are very popular. Even in the community of DIY-ers. So decided to make my own home control device using Arduino. The device can be controlled with a cellphone, and here I used a very odd/wierd mode to transmit the commands from ...
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 10:27:46 PDT
50,000V High Voltage Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/50000V-High-Voltage-Power-Supply/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:12:00 PDT
You can turn on the TV at ANY TIME. http://www.instructables.com/id/You-can-turn-on-the-TV-at-ANY-TIME/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 23:06:53 PDT
Ambilight TV http://www.instructables.com/id/Ambilight-for-your-TV/
Ambilight TV - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/VRZZ/IDFSDHZI/FNXVRZZIDFSDHZI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/VRZZ/IDFSDHZI/FNXVRZZIDFSDHZI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/VRZZ/IDFSDHZI/FNXVRZZIDFSDHZI.SMALL.jpg Aviv Mussali I have been always amazed by Philips Ambilight TV. Unfortunately they were pretty expensive, and this is why I have looked for an easy cheap solution to be able to create the same user experience. This was my first Raspberry Pi project, and it's pretty simple and good for beginners. Everything is ba...
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 12:04:30 PDT
Tic-Tac TV Remote Jammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Tic-Tac-TV-Remote-Jammer/
Tic-Tac TV Remote Jammer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1FU/ID1HYBJF/F0ZY1FUID1HYBJF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1FU/ID1HYBJF/F0ZY1FUID1HYBJF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0Z/Y1FU/ID1HYBJF/F0ZY1FUID1HYBJF.SMALL.jpg DangerousTim That moment you take your eyes off the TV remote for just a second, because of which it falls into the hands of your annoying sibling. Yes, fighting for control over the TV is a daily struggle for many. But the TV Remote Jammer shown in this Instructable, will make everyone else stop dead in their t...
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Sat, 8 Aug 2015 01:30:36 PDT
TV Remote Controlled Paper Planes http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Remote-Controlled-Paper-Planes/
TV Remote Controlled Paper Planes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/6ZRW/IAMC1UT8/FU76ZRWIAMC1UT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/6ZRW/IAMC1UT8/FU76ZRWIAMC1UT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/6ZRW/IAMC1UT8/FU76ZRWIAMC1UT8.SMALL.jpg Imetomi I love everything that flies. In my childhood I made a lot of paper airplanes, but they have a huge problem. After some minutes they fall down. So now I designed a small device that allows you to control the speed and the height of your airplane with a TV remote control. If you press any button on t...
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Thu, 28 May 2015 23:06:02 PDT
IR Periscope http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Periscope/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 22:38:18 PDT
Cutting Cable With a Streaming Media Box! (XBMC/Kodi) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cutting-Cable-With-a-Streaming-Media-Box-XBMCKodi/
Cutting Cable With a Streaming Media Box! (XBMC/Kodi) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/1AZ0/I4VK59IH/FZV1AZ0I4VK59IH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/1AZ0/I4VK59IH/FZV1AZ0I4VK59IH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/1AZ0/I4VK59IH/FZV1AZ0I4VK59IH.SMALL.jpg pc1975 Hello fellow Instructable-rs. This is my first instructable, and I'm going to include as much detailed information along with the steps as I see necessary for those who are unfamiliar with XBMC/Kodi. Much of this information is my own opinion, and just how I choose to do things. If you have a method...
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:39:42 PST
Magic Wand TV Remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-Wand-TV-Remote/
Magic Wand TV Remote - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/QLYO/I3OFRLI7/FNKQLYOI3OFRLI7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/QLYO/I3OFRLI7/FNKQLYOI3OFRLI7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNK/QLYO/I3OFRLI7/FNKQLYOI3OFRLI7.SMALL.jpg allie.fauer One night about a month or so ago, I was watching an episode of The Big Bang Theory. In this particular episode, Howard and Raj were controlling their TV using a MAGIC WAND TV REMOTE!!!!!! Upon witnessing this sheer awesomeness, the preteen Harry Potter Fangirl inside of me had a minor heart attack...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 22:43:37 PST
Make a Cat Bed from a Computer Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Cat-Bed-from-a-Computer-Monitor/
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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 20:44:08 PST
TV Wall of Terror http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Wall-of-Terror/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 10:30:47 PST
Smart Homer Web-enabled TV remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Homer-Web-enabled-TV-remote/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:47:08 PDT
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) http://www.instructables.com/id/Aergia-The-Android-controlled-TV-Remote/
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/NPTF/HYPNXVDP/F8INPTFHYPNXVDP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/NPTF/HYPNXVDP/F8INPTFHYPNXVDP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8I/NPTF/HYPNXVDP/F8INPTFHYPNXVDP.SMALL.jpg Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves Have you ever faced this situation while sitting on your favorite spot on the couch or recliner, comfortably watching your favorite TV program? You're snugly tucked under the blanket, the air conditioning is pleasantly cool, the sun outside is shining it's delicate warm golden rays on the closed win...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:54:56 PDT
Arduino All-In-One Remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-All-In-One-Remote/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:06:08 PDT
Make your own TV ambilight using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-TV-ambilight-using-Arduino/
Make your own TV ambilight using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/3ES6/HPIGR0NW/FJD3ES6HPIGR0NW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/3ES6/HPIGR0NW/FJD3ES6HPIGR0NW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/3ES6/HPIGR0NW/FJD3ES6HPIGR0NW.SMALL.jpg lacglzh This is a very easy project.I won't go into too much detail how each part works, because I have written some information on my blog.https://oscarliang.com/diy-tv-ambilight-arduino-processing-ozilight-1/https://oscarliang.com/arduino-ambilight-tv-processing-ozilight-2/ But you should be able to make ...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:29:38 PST
Retro Russian TV Digital Photo Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Russian-TV-Digital-Photo-Frame/
Retro Russian TV Digital Photo Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/QXPP/HWRZ8GFZ/F9OQXPPHWRZ8GFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/QXPP/HWRZ8GFZ/F9OQXPPHWRZ8GFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/QXPP/HWRZ8GFZ/F9OQXPPHWRZ8GFZ.SMALL.jpg MisterM Giving a 1970s Vega 542 portable TV a new life displaying digital photos. Reusing and Recycling This old Russian TV had been sitting around the workshop for a while, and it was time to do something with it! I'd been waiting for a cheap 7" flat screen tv to cross my path so I could convert it, but...
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Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:11:05 PDT
Arduino BASIC Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-BASIC-Shield/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:00:11 PST
TV Glow http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Glow/
TV Glow - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/MCI1/HPCLK4U6/F96MCI1HPCLK4U6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/MCI1/HPCLK4U6/F96MCI1HPCLK4U6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/MCI1/HPCLK4U6/F96MCI1HPCLK4U6.SMALL.jpg enque This project details how to make a diffused light display out of electroluminescent, or "EL", panels and an old cathode ray tube television. For this project I wanted to recreate the glow of a television without the dynamic and distracting snow. To do this I hollowed out the internals of an old CRT...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 15:41:47 PST
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) http://www.instructables.com/id/300-Altoids-Charger-EASY-BUILD-CHEAP/
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SMALL.jpg snow1434 I know your thinking i have seen hundreds of these but have you ever seen one so easy to build? LETS GET STARTED Things you will need : L78MO5CV Voltage Regulator http://www.taydaelectronics.com/ic-integrated-circuits/voltage-regulators/lm7805-l7805-7805-voltage-regulator-ic-5v-1-5a.html ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
Electronic Magnifier for Visually Impaired Mother or For Your Projects http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Magnifier-for-Visually-Impaired-Mother/
Electronic Magnifier for Visually Impaired Mother or For Your Projects - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/I0O8/HINOBQ09/FO3I0O8HINOBQ09.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/I0O8/HINOBQ09/FO3I0O8HINOBQ09.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO3/I0O8/HINOBQ09/FO3I0O8HINOBQ09.SMALL.jpg benster My partners mother has a worsening eye condition (Fuchs corneal dystrophy) that makes reading hard  She's been trying to find a decent solution and has tried a number of things.  Her iPad does a great job for digital publications but simple things like reading the paper can be frustrating. In this ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 09:46:23 PDT
How to build a 3D-printed robot reindeer toy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-3D-printed-robot-reindeer-toy/
How to build a 3D-printed robot reindeer toy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/TH1N/HGU2LJNY/F1HTH1NHGU2LJNY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/TH1N/HGU2LJNY/F1HTH1NHGU2LJNY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/TH1N/HGU2LJNY/F1HTH1NHGU2LJNY.SMALL.jpg damianzuch 3D Printing! Mold-making! Digital Rendering! Apoxie Sculpt!!! Woodshoppery! For this project Tina and I decided to try to learn about 3D printing and I'll show you what we learned and how we ended up making the toy. We were asked to make two robot reindeer toys as props for a Christmas film; one is ...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 08:41:30 PDT
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Sonic-Screwdriver-TV-B-Gone-Conversion/
Sonic Screwdriver TV-B-Gone Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WW5A/HE7D30XH/F46WW5AHE7D30XH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WW5A/HE7D30XH/F46WW5AHE7D30XH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F46/WW5A/HE7D30XH/F46WW5AHE7D30XH.SMALL.jpg furrysalamander So last month, I found out my friend's birthday was coming up, and I decided I had to get them something amazing.  She's a really big Doctor Who fan, and I had just finished watching all of the episodes currently on Netflix.  I was browsing around online looking for Doctor Who related presents, and ...
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:36:41 PDT
TV Volume Loudness Guard using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Volume-Loudness-Guard-using-Arduino/
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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:07:42 PST
How to install a TV antenna or aerial http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-TV-antenna-or-aerial/
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 14:01:19 PST
Remote controlled webcam using Arduino, SensorMonkey, jQuery and Justin.tv http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-controlled-webcam-using-Arduino-SensorMonk/
Remote controlled webcam using Arduino, SensorMonkey, jQuery and Justin.tv - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/7M5U/H4V01237/F2B7M5UH4V01237.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/7M5U/H4V01237/F2B7M5UH4V01237.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/7M5U/H4V01237/F2B7M5UH4V01237.SMALL.jpg amccoy6 Web-enable your interactive sensors over desktop, smartphone and tablet devices. This tutorial describes in detail how to use the free SensorMonkey service to remotely control a pan and tilt webcam attached to an Arduino using nothing more than a simple webpage. The webpage can be viewed on any des...
By: amccoy6

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Sat, 21 Jul 2012 04:59:39 PDT
Control anything remotely with Infrared signals. http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-anything-remotely-with-Infrared-signals/
Control anything remotely with Infrared signals. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/46YR/H1EN01R5/FWP46YRH1EN01R5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/46YR/H1EN01R5/FWP46YRH1EN01R5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWP/46YR/H1EN01R5/FWP46YRH1EN01R5.SMALL.jpg Hammock Boy Who would have thought that just about every Arduino attachment can be controlled in some way with a TV remote? Now its time to find out how. Setup and Materials The setup for this is quite basic. The real challenge is finding neat products for this and writing the code. Materials. 1x Arduino 1x...
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Wed, 25 Apr 2012 05:23:22 PDT
PC-TV Hidden Computer in a Drawer for your Television http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-TV-Computer-in-a-Drawer-for-your-Television/
PC-TV Hidden Computer in a Drawer for your Television - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9DY5/H0OJ5OLA/FUO9DY5H0OJ5OLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9DY5/H0OJ5OLA/FUO9DY5H0OJ5OLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9DY5/H0OJ5OLA/FUO9DY5H0OJ5OLA.SMALL.jpg moris_zen I got fed up with streaming video from my computer in the other room and didnt want to place a PC in the living room - just doesn't look nice . So .. I decided to take pieces from some old computers and build them in a drawer under my new LCD TV Disclaimer - be aware of the heat generated from the c...
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Fri, 6 Apr 2012 14:31:26 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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Sun, 10 May 2009 18:05:15 PDT
Battery saving TV-B-Gone with region/range selection switches http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-saving-TV-B-Gone-with-regionrange-selecti/
Battery saving TV-B-Gone with region/range selection switches - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/LMD1/GYQESVCF/FF5LMD1GYQESVCF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/LMD1/GYQESVCF/FF5LMD1GYQESVCF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/LMD1/GYQESVCF/FF5LMD1GYQESVCF.SMALL.jpg JeonLab What is the TV-B-Gone? TV-B-Gone is a small gadget that can turn on and off virtually any TV in the world developed and sold as a kit by Adafruit. They also provide the source code and compiled firmware under Creative Common Share Alike license. I would like to thank original developers at Adafruit ...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:12:21 PST
Analog Picture-in-Picture Video Rig. Capture content, and person with good audio, at the same time with one camera. http://www.instructables.com/id/2FerCam-Video-Interview-Rig-Captures-Both-Subject/
Analog Picture-in-Picture Video Rig. Capture content, and person with good audio, at the same time with one camera. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/4BTE/F9N2E03Z/F3N4BTEF9N2E03Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/4BTE/F9N2E03Z/F3N4BTEF9N2E03Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/4BTE/F9N2E03Z/F3N4BTEF9N2E03Z.SMALL.jpg calebjc An interview camera rig designed to enable an interviewer with 1 small digital camera to capture picture in picture interviews with good audio on both subjects without a camera-person. Made with a harmonica holder, Canon SD1000 camera, small mirror, quick-ties, Shoe Goo and flex pipe. The rig captu...
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Tue, 4 Dec 2007 11:00:56 PST
Combine 2 broken TV's into 1 working http://www.instructables.com/id/Combine-2-broken-TVs-into-1-working/
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By: Redion

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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:27:36 PST
TV Backlight -usb powered- http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Backlight/
TV Backlight -usb powered- - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/6FFA/GQ5Q4RZG/FVW6FFAGQ5Q4RZG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/6FFA/GQ5Q4RZG/FVW6FFAGQ5Q4RZG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVW/6FFA/GQ5Q4RZG/FVW6FFAGQ5Q4RZG.SMALL.jpg seligtobiason This project came about because I have a decent amount of LED projects around my house and my friend asked me if I could turn one of those into a light he could put behind his TV!  But he has his TV hung on the wall and didn't want to have any wires hanging down or anything that required being plu...
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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 21:09:33 PDT
DIY TV-B-Gone SHP (And Save $45) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-TV-B-Gone-SHP-And-Save-45/
DIY TV-B-Gone SHP (And Save $45) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/ITMY/GOW3ZEO8/FWQITMYGOW3ZEO8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/ITMY/GOW3ZEO8/FWQITMYGOW3ZEO8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/ITMY/GOW3ZEO8/FWQITMYGOW3ZEO8.SMALL.jpg dark sponge A while ago I posted my $3.50 DIY TV-B-Gone Micro, which was great and all but didn't have near enough juice. The TV-B-Gone SHP is supposed to be able to turn of TVs from 100 meters away, but cost $50. So for about $5, I made a clone of one that seems to work pretty close to that limit. It's also ve...
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Fri, 1 Jul 2011 08:37:19 PDT
Rescue a vintage TV cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Rescue-a-vintage-TV-cabinet/
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By: knife141

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Thu, 26 May 2011 15:27:25 PDT
Fully Functional Television Oscilloscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Fully-Functional-Television-Oscilloscope/
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By: laserjocky

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Sat, 11 Dec 2010 14:42:16 PST
Ardu-pong! the Arduino based pong console http://www.instructables.com/id/Ardu-pong-the-Arduino-based-pong-console/
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By: kyle brinkerhoff

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Mon, 25 Oct 2010 10:24:46 PDT
$3.50 DIY TV-B-Gone Micro http://www.instructables.com/id/350-DIY-TV-B-Gone-Mico/
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Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:39:29 PDT
The Most Useful Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Most-Useful-Machine/
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 23:05:41 PDT
Fart Operated Random Channel TV Remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Fart-Operated-Random-Channel-TV-Remote/
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Wed, 21 Jul 2010 11:22:18 PDT
Self-Portrait Camera Mirror http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Portrait-Camera-Mirror/
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By: noahw

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Mon, 8 Feb 2010 12:16:50 PST