Instructables: exploring - technology - water - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:57:47 PST BLOX v1.01 Flow Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Flow-Meter/
Flow Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/74U2/I3KBSMDX/FDI74U2I3KBSMDX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/74U2/I3KBSMDX/FDI74U2I3KBSMDX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/74U2/I3KBSMDX/FDI74U2I3KBSMDX.SMALL.jpg laurel3 This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com)My project is The Flow Meter. This device allows a user to measure water flow through a turbine, while opening and closing the valve by pressing certain ...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:21:52 PST
LED Zen Board http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Zen-Board/
LED Zen Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/UV29/I3BHAP2C/FW1UV29I3BHAP2C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/UV29/I3BHAP2C/FW1UV29I3BHAP2C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/UV29/I3BHAP2C/FW1UV29I3BHAP2C.SMALL.jpg ChrysN One day I was perusing the internet and stumbled upon a video; Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau, created in the Digitalarti Artlab. When water is painted, sprayed or sponged on LEDs light up. This seemed like such a cool project, I was inspired to try to make my own; cheaper, easier, deskt...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 22:46:07 PST
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 1: Monitoring Water Flow - Plumbing Free - Using A Piezo And Pinoccio Mesh Networking http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-The-World-One-Drop-At-A-Time-Part-1-Monitorin/
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 1: Monitoring Water Flow - Plumbing Free - Using A Piezo And Pinoccio Mesh Networking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SMALL.jpg buchananwp Water is cheap, but California is in one of the worst droughts ever right now. Let's face it: we can't fix the drought. However, some CA residents are actively running out of drinking water. At the municipal level it's difficult to enact immediate change, but we can change how we use our water at ho...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:21:17 PDT
Water Works: 3D prints of the San Francisco Water System with Map http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Works-3D-prints-of-the-San-Francisco-Water-S/
Water Works: 3D prints of the San Francisco Water System with Map - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/R6QG/I0DOIWFB/FM3R6QGI0DOIWFB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/R6QG/I0DOIWFB/FM3R6QGI0DOIWFB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM3/R6QG/I0DOIWFB/FM3R6QGI0DOIWFB.SMALL.jpg scottkildall Water Works is a data-visualization and mapping of the San Francisco water infrastructure: the pipes, hydrants and treatment plants that comprise the circulatory network of the city.For this project, I've created three 3D prints mounted on a wood-etched map based on infrastructure data. They are the...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:47:56 PDT
Table-Top Electric Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Plant-Watering-System/
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:33:00 PDT
Arduino Controlled Lego Lighthouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Lego-Lighthouse/
Arduino Controlled Lego Lighthouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/E654/HYLDJZKR/FORE654HYLDJZKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/E654/HYLDJZKR/FORE654HYLDJZKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/E654/HYLDJZKR/FORE654HYLDJZKR.SMALL.jpg yoda333 Lighthouses have been guiding boats to safety for thousands of years. One of the earliest and most notable of these was the Pharos of Alexandria. This huge structure stood for nearly two thousand years. When deciding on a lego project, I wanted to build something practical, yet at the same tim...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:14:01 PDT
Water-Powered Octocopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Powered-Octocopter/
Water-Powered Octocopter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/42E9/HWG0DCPI/FWM42E9HWG0DCPI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/42E9/HWG0DCPI/FWM42E9HWG0DCPI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWM/42E9/HWG0DCPI/FWM42E9HWG0DCPI.SMALL.jpg andzerb The power of water is sometimes understated, especially as a means of propulsion. This project uses the water and pressure from an ordinary garden hose to propel a 3D printed octo-copter into the skies.This project only takes a couple hours, as all you need to do is print the file, screw it onto a h...
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 21:12:57 PDT
Augmented Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Augmented-Water/
Augmented Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/IUJI/HW6T8F6S/F9JIUJIHW6T8F6S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/IUJI/HW6T8F6S/F9JIUJIHW6T8F6S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9J/IUJI/HW6T8F6S/F9JIUJIHW6T8F6S.SMALL.jpg tamberg The Augmented Water device helps you save water by turning red after one Liter. The device, built by @tamberg during a water hackathon, is made from an Arduino, a flow sensor and coloured LED pixels.Videohttps://www.flickr.com/photos/tamberg/14346321456/ (thanks kiilo)In case you want to build your ...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:32:09 PDT
Water Powered Flashlight (v2) http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Powered-Flashlight-v2/
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Fri, 30 May 2014 22:53:09 PDT
3D Printed Underwater Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Underwater-Camera/
3D Printed Underwater Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/ALR3/HVPX6IMP/FFBALR3HVPX6IMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/ALR3/HVPX6IMP/FFBALR3HVPX6IMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/ALR3/HVPX6IMP/FFBALR3HVPX6IMP.SMALL.jpg MoonLanding Selecting an underwater camera is not easy: there is no one best or right underwater camera to buy, but rather the best or right camera for your specific needs and most unfortunately: your budget restrictions.To shoot underwater photography you will need a digital camera and a waterproof housing des...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 19:17:11 PDT
Automatically water your small indoor plant using Arduino + pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatically-water-your-small-indoor-plant-using-/
Automatically water your small indoor plant using Arduino + pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/M37Z/HUBWU0Z9/FPMM37ZHUBWU0Z9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/M37Z/HUBWU0Z9/FPMM37ZHUBWU0Z9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/M37Z/HUBWU0Z9/FPMM37ZHUBWU0Z9.SMALL.jpg osmithy Have you ever wanted a little plant to brighten up your desk or home, but you're afraid that you'll forget to water it? Fear no longer! Using an Arduino, a scavenged wall-wart, and a peristaltic pump, you can set up your plant to be watered as often as you like, from a jug or any other vessel. To ...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:05:10 PDT
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Water-Cooler/
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/BPXB/HTQN5OX6/F56BPXBHTQN5OX6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/BPXB/HTQN5OX6/F56BPXBHTQN5OX6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F56/BPXB/HTQN5OX6/F56BPXBHTQN5OX6.SMALL.jpg Unprecedented Hello, this is a step-by-step guide to building a water cooling system for the Raspberry Pi's ARM processor. It all started when I say this project. I was instantly captivated, the thought of water cooling a pi had never occurred to me but once I saw it I immediately knew I wanted to build one. ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:37:22 PDT
Mug Music: Turn Water Into an Instrument with Arduino and ChucK http://www.instructables.com/id/Mug-Music-Turn-Water-Into-an-Instrument-with-Ardui/
Mug Music: Turn Water Into an Instrument with Arduino and ChucK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/5C7B/HSM4ZSPM/F2C5C7BHSM4ZSPM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/5C7B/HSM4ZSPM/F2C5C7BHSM4ZSPM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2C/5C7B/HSM4ZSPM/F2C5C7BHSM4ZSPM.SMALL.jpg bonniee What if you could turn any conductive surface into an instrument? Like, say...a mug of water? Best of all, it's cheap; you'll only need $1 worth of extra electrical components (not including the Arduino). For this project, my friend Harvest and I combined Disney's Touché touch-sensing system ...
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Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:56:12 PDT
LED Floaties (in water!) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Water-Floaties/
LED Floaties (in water!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/O63Z/HS0D963G/FMNO63ZHS0D963G.SMALL.jpg liza.stark Originally conceived of and deployed by the Graffiti Research Lab, LED Throwies are a cheap, quick way to create glowing orbs of goodness that stick to any ferro-magnetic surface. Since the parts are inexpensive and the concept is easily grasped, this is a great first electronics project or a fun ...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:19:12 PST
Water Powered Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Powered-Flashlight/
Water Powered Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/41I0/HNE44KP3/FJI41I0HNE44KP3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/41I0/HNE44KP3/FJI41I0HNE44KP3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJI/41I0/HNE44KP3/FJI41I0HNE44KP3.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Batteries are too mainstream, let's make Water Powered ones! The DIY flashlight never runs out of batteries, water is all around us and will never run out. One of today's causes of pollution is the improper disposal of batteries containing heavy metals such as lead and mercury. The answer, using wat...
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Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:04:24 PDT
DIY Permanent Infrared DSLR Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Permanent-Infrared-DSLR-Camera/
DIY Permanent Infrared DSLR Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/C910/HLJUUH1E/FIIC910HLJUUH1E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/C910/HLJUUH1E/FIIC910HLJUUH1E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/C910/HLJUUH1E/FIIC910HLJUUH1E.SMALL.jpg zorwick This instructable is based on another DIY tutorial, what I found on the web, of course changed here and there a bit to suit my possibilities. http://eyesopen.org/2010/nikon-d80-infrared-conversion I will not talk about infrared photography more than this DIY tutorial needs. There are plenty of info...
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Mon, 16 Sep 2013 00:56:25 PDT
Sixty Foot Water Feature http://www.instructables.com/id/Sixty-Foot-Water-Feature/
Sixty Foot Water Feature - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/G6F9/HKJTATGG/FUGG6F9HKJTATGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/G6F9/HKJTATGG/FUGG6F9HKJTATGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUG/G6F9/HKJTATGG/FUGG6F9HKJTATGG.SMALL.jpg W1LL7 This is how I went about making foam molds for a water feature. At Oregon Institute of technology the Civil engineering department wanted to make a teaching sculpture. The sculpture was built first then when they got more money they expanded the project to include concrete walkways and the water fea...
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Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:08:34 PDT
Emergency Light/Charger from Fire & Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-LED-powered-by-Fire/
Emergency Light/Charger from Fire & Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/Z6AJ/HGH70RF2/F4PZ6AJHGH70RF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/Z6AJ/HGH70RF2/F4PZ6AJHGH70RF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4P/Z6AJ/HGH70RF2/F4PZ6AJHGH70RF2.SMALL.jpg Joohansson DIY a really simple Thermoelectric Emergency Generator from very few parts. Optimized for powering with tealights/candles. With inspiration from my previous projects: http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Fan-Driven-by-a-Candle/ and http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Charger-Powered-b...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 00:04:27 PDT
Paint Pulse: Digital Water Marbling http://www.instructables.com/id/Paint-Pulse-Digital-Water-Marbling/
Paint Pulse: Digital Water Marbling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/ZG38/HAQ37497/FMTZG38HAQ37497.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/ZG38/HAQ37497/FMTZG38HAQ37497.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMT/ZG38/HAQ37497/FMTZG38HAQ37497.SMALL.jpg blorgggg   Paint Pulse is a project which seeks to build upon the water marbling crafts of Ebru and Suminagashi with digital behavioral additions. The idea is to design intricate, flowing patterns of paint directly on the surface of water which you can capture on the surface of paper. Expert crafters c...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:56:34 PST
5 Minute Water Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Minute-Water-Sensor/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTP/6S32/HBPBRTH6/FTP6S32HBPBRTH6.SMALL.jpg sjroth Something I find really annoying to do is filling up a jug of water. Because the water dispenser lets out the water quite slowly, it takes  ages to fill up the jug completely. So I came up with the idea of making a water sensor that will let me know when the jug is full, so I don't constantly have t...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:26:34 PST
Tornado Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Tornado-Machine/
Tornado Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDZ/H369/HAVCQ8EC/FDZH369HAVCQ8EC.SMALL.jpg ixisuprflyixi I have made a number of these "tornado machines" in the past and everyone usually enjoys them but because I make things in such a careless way I often don't take photos and everything is one of a kind.  However, Instructables is helping me to change all that. Now I plan and research and make models ...
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Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:34:09 PST
Water Level Indicator with Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Level-Indicator-with-Alarm/
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 03:45:01 PST
Custom Klean Kanteen Reflect Lid http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Kleen-Kanteen-Reflect-Lid/
Custom Klean Kanteen Reflect Lid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/17AL/H8LVXANZ/FG317ALH8LVXANZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/17AL/H8LVXANZ/FG317ALH8LVXANZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/17AL/H8LVXANZ/FG317ALH8LVXANZ.SMALL.jpg ptancredi Klean Kanteen's Reflect bottle is great because it's made with no paint or plastic (just steel, silicone, and bamboo). Even better, the lid is a great platform for burning with lasers, like the laser cutters at TechShop. I took the opportunity to burn in the logo for the school I work at, the Bould...
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Fri, 2 Nov 2012 08:49:47 PDT
Dry Cell Electrolyser http://www.instructables.com/id/Dry-Cell-Electrolyser/
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 06:48:57 PDT
Self-Watering Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Plant/
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:26:43 PDT
Water meter + Arduino = Aquameterduino ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-meter-Arduino-Aquameterduino-/
Water meter + Arduino = Aquameterduino ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/PGE8/H3W5B2VQ/F4EPGE8H3W5B2VQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/PGE8/H3W5B2VQ/F4EPGE8H3W5B2VQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/PGE8/H3W5B2VQ/F4EPGE8H3W5B2VQ.SMALL.jpg nicoo After a bad water damage (our cellar basically filled up whilst we were away for several days), I decided to monitor our water usage for anomalies. Enters Arduino... The idea of this project is to use an arduino to count every drop of water that goes through the water company meter. Said arduino ne...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 15:33:46 PDT
Build your own Auditory Augmented Seashell! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Auditory-Augmented-Seashell/
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Fri, 29 Jun 2012 03:24:17 PDT
arduino PIR motion water gun (easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/arduino-PIR-motion-water-gun-easy/
arduino PIR motion water gun (easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/F50E/H29XS5WY/FJUF50EH29XS5WY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/F50E/H29XS5WY/FJUF50EH29XS5WY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJU/F50E/H29XS5WY/FJUF50EH29XS5WY.SMALL.jpg dean14111 first what youll notice my grammer isnt the best :) ok what youll need: 1 transister/mosfet that can handle the current for the water gun motor, this is the one i used - http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10213   -   then a diode, i used this one  -   http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8589   - then a 1...
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Sun, 20 May 2012 09:13:55 PDT
Mini DIY R.O.V. Submersible http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-DIY-ROV-Submersible/
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Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:37:30 PDT
Gummy Water Elemental: Video Game Gummies on the Cheap Remix http://www.instructables.com/id/Gummy-Water-Elemental-Video-Game-Gummies-on-the-C/
Gummy Water Elemental: Video Game Gummies on the Cheap Remix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/VXSU/H21CGO00/F71VXSUH21CGO00.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/VXSU/H21CGO00/F71VXSUH21CGO00.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/VXSU/H21CGO00/F71VXSUH21CGO00.SMALL.jpg Jetpack5 So, you just finished designing a sweet Water Elemental for World of Warcraft, Goblin from Skyrim, Zombie Mook for Half-Life 2, Mutant Bunny for Fallout 3, or whatever other game will give this Instructable a lot of Google hits. What better way to celebrate than with some tasty, tasty gummies? And...
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Fri, 25 May 2012 18:20:00 PDT
Visual rain sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Visual-rain-sensor/
Visual rain sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/EXGP/H2BMNYHK/FXCEXGPH2BMNYHK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/EXGP/H2BMNYHK/FXCEXGPH2BMNYHK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXC/EXGP/H2BMNYHK/FXCEXGPH2BMNYHK.SMALL.jpg frapedia An other rain sensor, it consists of the typical rain sensor with the line shaped PCB where the rain falls, a microphone per-amplifier, an amplifier, a VU meter and a power supply to drive all the above. The idea is simple, lets say you have no access to weather conditions but you want to know i...
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Wed, 23 May 2012 19:01:46 PDT
Waterproof Solar Powered Boom Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Waterproof-Solar-Powered-Boom-Box/
Waterproof Solar Powered Boom Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/ZIHD/H174KMP8/FSGZIHDH174KMP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/ZIHD/H174KMP8/FSGZIHDH174KMP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSG/ZIHD/H174KMP8/FSGZIHDH174KMP8.SMALL.jpg noahw This is a go anywhere, power anything, music blasting stereo that will keep the party rocking even in the pouring rain.  Housed inside a waterproof, crushproof, kittenproof enclosure, this stereo uses a water resistant marine head unit, and water resistant marine component speakers.  It's powered by...
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Mon, 14 May 2012 14:32:13 PDT
Sentriduino! Its the all new Sentry turret made of recycled things you would find around your house! http://www.instructables.com/id/Sentriduino-Its-the-all-new-Sentry-turret-made-of/
Sentriduino! Its the all new Sentry turret made of recycled things you would find around your house! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/47D4/H191QZVX/FG047D4H191QZVX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/47D4/H191QZVX/FG047D4H191QZVX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG0/47D4/H191QZVX/FG047D4H191QZVX.SMALL.jpg simonfrfr Hey guys, Today I would like to show you how to make a simple sentry turret out of household Items! You would only need to get an Arduino UNO or Mega, a Ping))) Ultrasonic Range finder, two servos, and an electronic water squinter! The rest of the project is things that you may find around your hous...
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Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:12:59 PDT
Hack an RC car's unused 3rd channel! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-an-RC-cars-unused-5th-channel/
Hack an RC car's unused 3rd channel! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/DAD6/H0OJ6NQD/FR1DAD6H0OJ6NQD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/DAD6/H0OJ6NQD/FR1DAD6H0OJ6NQD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/DAD6/H0OJ6NQD/FR1DAD6H0OJ6NQD.SMALL.jpg Brian Henderson So, as we all know most remote control (RC) cars use only 2 channels on their remote control: one for forward and backward, another for left and right. What you may not know is that there is an unused third channel on most RC cars! Cheap cars such as the New Bright line found at places like WalMart ...
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:06:14 PDT
How to fix sound in electronics that fell in water http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-electronics-that-fell-in-water/
How to fix sound in electronics that fell in water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/S0Z7/GYZNVDTY/FX5S0Z7GYZNVDTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/S0Z7/GYZNVDTY/FX5S0Z7GYZNVDTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/S0Z7/GYZNVDTY/FX5S0Z7GYZNVDTY.SMALL.jpg TheMacyC Almost a year ago, water fell into my ipod and the sound wasn't working anymore.. i could hear sounds when i plug my earphones, but i can't hear anything without them !! later then, my aunt told me to put my ipod in rice for a couple of days.. i didn't think it would work since many people pay $20-3...
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Sun, 26 Feb 2012 07:58:49 PST
DIY Altoids Tin Camera Case Desiccant Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Altoids-Tin-Camera-Case-Desiccant-Pack/
DIY Altoids Tin Camera Case Desiccant Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/K92C/GXUYTKHN/FY9K92CGXUYTKHN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/K92C/GXUYTKHN/FY9K92CGXUYTKHN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/K92C/GXUYTKHN/FY9K92CGXUYTKHN.SMALL.jpg noahw This is a simple camera case desiccant pack from things I had lying around the house.  I keep my DSLR in a pelican case all the time so I don't have to worry about banging it into things, the weather, floods, running it over with my car etc...but I've noticed that sometimes when it's humid outside, ...
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Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:05:26 PST
the algae experiment: How to build your own algae photo-bioreactor. http://www.instructables.com/id/the-algae-experiment-How-to-build-your-own-algae-/
the algae experiment: How to build your own algae photo-bioreactor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/SRT6/GXEZCIDY/FTESRT6GXEZCIDY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/SRT6/GXEZCIDY/FTESRT6GXEZCIDY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/SRT6/GXEZCIDY/FTESRT6GXEZCIDY.SMALL.jpg m0uch In this instructable we will go over how to construct an at-home version of a photo-bioreactor which will use solar energy and artificial lighting with carbon dioxide to produce algae biomass.The aim of this project is to create an model which harbors an ecosystem fit to help us escape a fossil fuel...
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Sun, 15 Jan 2012 07:45:57 PST
Cloud in a Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Cloud-in-a-Bottle/
Cloud in a Bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/8NVO/GVSETC4R/FE78NVOGVSETC4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/8NVO/GVSETC4R/FE78NVOGVSETC4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/8NVO/GVSETC4R/FE78NVOGVSETC4R.SMALL.jpg Nanovirus Hello everyone! I'm sure you've all wondered how clouds are made and if you can make them yourself. Well, Now you can! With only simple materials and processes you can recreate this elemental marvel in your own home and I will show you how! I hope you enjoy :) Gather Materials All you will need...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 14:21:50 PST
Preventive Maintenance for Spy Cameras, etc. http://www.instructables.com/id/Preventive-Maintenance-for-Spy-Cameras-etc/
Preventive Maintenance for Spy Cameras, etc. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/1OAB/GRFNDSMH/FIR1OABGRFNDSMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/1OAB/GRFNDSMH/FIR1OABGRFNDSMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/1OAB/GRFNDSMH/FIR1OABGRFNDSMH.SMALL.jpg sdobbie Some people who own spy pens and various other mini cameras and devices complain about buttons snapping off inside and the device just ending up as the technological equivalent of a vegetable. You can make your device last much longer with some araldite and some patience. This instructable features ...
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Tue, 23 Aug 2011 11:23:15 PDT
Travel Jar Water Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Travel-Jar-Water-Pump/
Travel Jar Water Pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/KDJ8/GRHJHP9J/FPDKDJ8GRHJHP9J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/KDJ8/GRHJHP9J/FPDKDJ8GRHJHP9J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPD/KDJ8/GRHJHP9J/FPDKDJ8GRHJHP9J.SMALL.jpg Pyrophoric I will describe how to build a small motored water pump with a travel jar instead of the accepted bottle cap method. This will bring a number of benefits, including easy accessibility for repairs and adjustments of the internal fan. It's relatively cheap, functions well with vinyl tubing and, err......
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Thu, 18 Aug 2011 23:19:41 PDT
make a cartesian diving squid in a bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/make-a-cartesian-diving-squid-in-a-bottle/
make a cartesian diving squid in a bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/RZGH/GQRBO3VN/FOWRZGHGQRBO3VN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/RZGH/GQRBO3VN/FOWRZGHGQRBO3VN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/RZGH/GQRBO3VN/FOWRZGHGQRBO3VN.SMALL.jpg danica This is the EASIEST and one of the oldest science experiments out there, I chose to glam it up a bit for my toddler to play with, and to potentially learn how buoyancy works, so far it's just fun to make him dive and surface, and I have to admit, I've played with this as much, if not more than she h...
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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 20:22:32 PDT
Building a Solar Panel From Cells http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-Solar-Panel-From-Cells/
Building a Solar Panel From Cells - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/E794/GP7IITAM/FTEE794GP7IITAM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/E794/GP7IITAM/FTEE794GP7IITAM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/E794/GP7IITAM/FTEE794GP7IITAM.SMALL.jpg fozzy13 A goal of mine is to have a constant, reliable, free, clean, source of flammable gas at my house.  This is proving to be quite a challenge.  I have been breaking water into hydrogen and oxygen for quite some time, so that is the route I chose. In this Instructable I will show you how I constructed ...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 09:32:13 PDT
High Speed Photo Arduino : HighSpeeduino ! http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Speed-Photo-Arduino-HighSpeeduino-/
High Speed Photo Arduino : HighSpeeduino ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/8NN3/GP7IGLNB/F668NN3GP7IGLNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/8NN3/GP7IGLNB/F668NN3GP7IGLNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F66/8NN3/GP7IGLNB/F668NN3GP7IGLNB.SMALL.jpg nicoo Today is High Speed Photography day ! The concept is to take a 'long' exposure photograph, 4 seconds say, in a (very) dark room (a bathroom in our case). You end up with a completely black picture, right ? If you burst a flash (about a millisecond for a standard flash) then you get a picture made o...
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Mon, 4 Jul 2011 10:54:05 PDT
Make a Ballistic Bubble Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Ballistic-Bubbles-Machine/
Make a Ballistic Bubble Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/DJ7H/GI0TMAUT/F9ZDJ7HGI0TMAUT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/DJ7H/GI0TMAUT/F9ZDJ7HGI0TMAUT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Z/DJ7H/GI0TMAUT/F9ZDJ7HGI0TMAUT.SMALL.jpg ynze Time for an Instructable that makes a noise! This Ballistic Bubbles Machine produces soap-bubbles that make a very funny and sometimes very loud crack when ignited. The bubbles contain a mixture of two gasses: Oxygen and Hydrogen. The mixture of these two gasses is called… oxyhydrogen. In Dutch ...
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Wed, 29 Dec 2010 06:42:57 PST
Water Scooter for Disabled Child http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Scooter-for-Disabled-Child/
Water Scooter for Disabled Child - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KPNZ/GGC2TWPV/FT6KPNZGGC2TWPV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KPNZ/GGC2TWPV/FT6KPNZGGC2TWPV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/KPNZ/GGC2TWPV/FT6KPNZGGC2TWPV.SMALL.jpg shawnmelito IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE - NEVER USE ANY EQUIPMENT LIKE THIS WITHOUT CLOSE AND DIRECT PARENTAL SUPERVISION AND AN APPROVED LIFE JACKET ON THE PERSON USING IT. LEGAL DISCLAIMER - THE SUBMITTER ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY IN ANYWAY FOR ANYONE WHO BUILDS OR USES A SIMILAR DEVICE. Sorry, I did...
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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 16:01:12 PST
A watering controller that can be home networked http://www.instructables.com/id/A-watering-controller-that-can-be-home-networked/
A watering controller that can be home networked - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/Q3O0/GE39IAE3/F2UQ3O0GE39IAE3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/Q3O0/GE39IAE3/F2UQ3O0GE39IAE3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/Q3O0/GE39IAE3/F2UQ3O0GE39IAE3.SMALL.jpg drj113 A couple of weeks ago, I published a great little controller module that provided 6 relays able to be controlled from a computer via a network.  After I published it, I got to thinking that the same basic design, with a couple of changes could be pressed into service as a garden watering system con...
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Tue, 14 Sep 2010 20:26:51 PDT
Separate Hydrogen and Oxygen from Water Through Electrolysis http://www.instructables.com/id/Separate-Hydrogen-and-Oxygen-from-Water-Through-El/
Separate Hydrogen and Oxygen from Water Through Electrolysis - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/54HN/F5R8MQ53/F4A54HNF5R8MQ53.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/54HN/F5R8MQ53/F4A54HNF5R8MQ53.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/54HN/F5R8MQ53/F4A54HNF5R8MQ53.SMALL.gif hooloovoo33 Electrolysis a method of separating elements by pushing an electric current through a compound. It is used in various industrial applications such as removing copper from its ore. It is also used to separate hydrogen and oxygen from water. Electrolysis isn't the most efficient way to obtain hydrog...
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Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:36:10 PDT
Water Powered Calculator (Original) http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Powered-Calculator/
Water Powered Calculator (Original) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/SFFT/GBF5KY89/FWJSFFTGBF5KY89.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/SFFT/GBF5KY89/FWJSFFTGBF5KY89.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/SFFT/GBF5KY89/FWJSFFTGBF5KY89.SMALL.jpg ASCAS This Instructable will show you how to make a very simple water powered calculator. I built this because there was a time that we forget to buy a supply of AAA, AA, C, D and LR44 battery so I built this. It solve my problems so it might do the same for you too. Check out for more projects by: angelo...
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Sat, 10 Jul 2010 08:15:20 PDT
pHloat2 DIY acidic water testing sculpture & kit with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/pHloat-2/
pHloat2 DIY acidic water testing sculpture & kit with arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/IG9K/G7YG6W38/F4UIG9KG7YG6W38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/IG9K/G7YG6W38/F4UIG9KG7YG6W38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4U/IG9K/G7YG6W38/F4UIG9KG7YG6W38.SMALL.jpg ransom.56 pHloat pHloat is a DIY kit that is made for use in conjunction with a pre-owned / pre-existing arduino microcontroller. Its purpose is to test the pH levels in local rivers, lakes, and streams due to the influx of air and water pollution often caused by acid rain. It is specifically designed to be ...
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Wed, 28 Apr 2010 14:57:42 PDT
Tsunami Model http://www.instructables.com/id/Tsunami-Model/
Tsunami Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/N3IV/G068I98R/FOCN3IVG068I98R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/N3IV/G068I98R/FOCN3IVG068I98R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/N3IV/G068I98R/FOCN3IVG068I98R.SMALL.jpg walkalongaviation Ever wonder what a tsunami is? Turns out tsunami follow the same physics as shallow water waves on an unimaginable scale (where the ocean, miles deep, is shallow compared to the length of the wave). Here 3 gutter segments are duct taped together to create a shallow water wave tank: The 3 sections of...
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Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:57:34 PDT