Instructables: exploring - technology - wire http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:17:50 PDT BLOX v1.01 3D Printed Monster from 2D Drawing in 123D Design http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Monster-from-2D-Drawing-in-123D-Design/
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Fri, 10 Oct 2014 01:03:47 PDT
Rechargable Flashlight PowerBank http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargable-Flashlight-PowerBank/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:28:51 PDT
Make an Armature for Sculpting! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Armature-for-Sculpting/
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:03:11 PDT
TouchWire http://www.instructables.com/id/TouchWire/
TouchWire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/BH46/I005TT6I/FMYBH46I005TT6I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/BH46/I005TT6I/FMYBH46I005TT6I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMY/BH46/I005TT6I/FMYBH46I005TT6I.SMALL.jpg DhruvMC Touch WireTouch Wire Was Made By Mistake By Me.While I Was Exploring The IR Remote Library. And I Was Just Testing The Reciever Example. I Removed The One Wire Connect To A IR Reciever And Touched It Some Funny Readings Started To Come. The Ones That Come When U Use A IR Remote,etc. And That Resulte...
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Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:40:49 PDT
Remote Shutter and Focus for DSLR Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-Shutter-and-Focus-for-DSLR-Camera/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 01:27:23 PDT
Boost your Cheap, Battery-Powered Air Pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Boost-your-Cheap-Battery-Powered-Air-Pump/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:54:59 PDT
Ebike Upgrades: Thicker Hub Motor Wire and Cooling Mods http://www.instructables.com/id/Ebike-Upgrades-Thicker-Hub-Motor-Wire-and-Cooling-/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:49:13 PDT
DC Versus AC http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Versus-AC/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:51:14 PDT
Strip A Wire With... Dental Floss? http://www.instructables.com/id/Strip-A-Wire-Life-Hack/
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 19:27:22 PDT
An experiment in transformer rewinding http://www.instructables.com/id/An-experiment-in-transformer-rewinding/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:48:54 PDT
Ultimate desk management, with control pannel http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-desk-cable-management-with-control-center/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:23:05 PDT
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-the-Electronics-Hobbyist/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:29 PDT
Simplest Line Follower http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplest-Line-Follower/
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:09:49 PDT
Making a Third Hand with Lego Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Third-Hand-with-Lego-Parts/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:24:35 PDT
cooler Xbox http://www.instructables.com/id/cooler-Xbox/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:17:38 PDT
Easy DIY Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Battery-Holder/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 22:47:43 PDT
How to make a Dark Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Dark-Sensor-2/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:40:18 PDT
Improve FM Radio Alarm Clock Sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-FM-Radio-Alarm-Clock-Sound/
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:22:12 PDT
Arduino Laser Trip Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Laser-Trip-Wire/
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 10:39:51 PDT
How to Solder LEDs using a Simple Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-LEDs-using-a-Simple-Jig/
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Sat, 31 May 2014 00:27:58 PDT
robot statue http://www.instructables.com/id/robot-statue/
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Thu, 29 May 2014 18:38:05 PDT
Repair Damaged Power Tool Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-Damaged-Power-Tool-Cord/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 20:50:03 PDT
DIY simple homemade motor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-simple-homemade-motor/
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Tue, 27 May 2014 08:57:13 PDT
Two Dimensional Acetic Acid Molecule http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Dimensional-Acetic-Acid-Molecule/
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Sat, 24 May 2014 16:10:37 PDT
Stripy USB/headphone Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Stripy-USBheadphone-Wire/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 12:42:18 PDT
Protect your iPhone's Sync Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-your-Charger-from-getting-Broken/
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Fri, 9 May 2014 00:04:53 PDT
How to make a Simple Table light http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Simple-Table-light/
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Thu, 8 May 2014 00:09:55 PDT
Tilt Activated Cloud Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Cloud-Light/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:46:08 PDT
How to Replace Old Computer Batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-Old-Computer-Batteries/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:11 PDT
Let There Be Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Let-There-Be-Light/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:14:58 PDT
Wire Stripping Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Stripping-Jig/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 11:13:02 PDT
How to strip and connect wires with a butt connector http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-strip-and-connect-wires-with-a-butt-connect/
How to strip and connect wires with a butt connector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/J65D/HTIWH2YW/FP2J65DHTIWH2YW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/J65D/HTIWH2YW/FP2J65DHTIWH2YW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/J65D/HTIWH2YW/FP2J65DHTIWH2YW.SMALL.jpg tmcfau1 This is perfect for radio installs and other small electrical uses around the home or car. Skills required: Previous knowledge of stripping wire is very useful. Materials/tools required: Two wires that you need to connect, a tool that can strip wire (red handle in picture), a tool that can crimp but...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:58:13 PDT
self calibrating laser trip wire http://www.instructables.com/id/self-calibrating-laser-trip-wire/
self calibrating laser trip wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/ASW4/HT36T4SP/FR0ASW4HT36T4SP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/ASW4/HT36T4SP/FR0ASW4HT36T4SP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/ASW4/HT36T4SP/FR0ASW4HT36T4SP.SMALL.jpg wfoster6 this is my tutorial on how to make a self calibrating laser trip wire . WARNING lasers are super bright and will blind you. so don't use them were there are kids or in public spaces!!! what you need Arduino (any should work)5v buzzer (if you buy one that uses pwm you will have to change the ...
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 16:20:22 PDT
LEGO Tire Headphones Organizer http://www.instructables.com/id/LEGO-Tire-Headphones-Organizer/
LEGO Tire Headphones Organizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/AALP/HSPP6QFH/FPFAALPHSPP6QFH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/AALP/HSPP6QFH/FPFAALPHSPP6QFH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPF/AALP/HSPP6QFH/FPFAALPHSPP6QFH.SMALL.jpg blyon4 An easy to make headphone/earbuds wire organizer. This is actually an idea that hit me when I saw btru's Sculpey Clay headphone cord organizer, but in this, we are going to make it out of flexible, rubber LEGO tires. LEGO Tires You will need 3 LEGO tires. I found it best to use Standard-axle Larg...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:15:35 PDT
Blinking el wire Bike Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinking-el-wire-Bike-Lights/
Blinking el wire Bike Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/W3S2/HSKUZIKO/F40W3S2HSKUZIKO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/W3S2/HSKUZIKO/F40W3S2HSKUZIKO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F40/W3S2/HSKUZIKO/F40W3S2HSKUZIKO.SMALL.jpg sf49ers This is my first el wire project (like I'll have a second, lol). I  hope I'm not the only one thinking my bike looks like a tron bike, lol! Getting Started What you need:  -3m el wire (I used blue)- RadioShack- $9.99 on clearance  -Battery powered inverter for el wire, tape, or panel- ...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 20:36:34 PDT
Bean can boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/Bean-can-boombox/
Bean can boombox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/YEFP/HSBSM31B/FILYEFPHSBSM31B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/YEFP/HSBSM31B/FILYEFPHSBSM31B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/YEFP/HSBSM31B/FILYEFPHSBSM31B.SMALL.jpg zachary phillips doesn't everyone need a bean can boombox. Tools and supply's I have made a list of the tools and supply's you will need to make the boomboxextra wirewire strippers bolts/nutszip ties (optional) speakers that work one male audio enda can the size of your speakers hammer/nailsor a drill/drill bita ...
By: zachary phillips

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Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:08:18 PST
Omnidirectional Signaling with EL Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Omnidirectional-Signaling-with-EL-Wire/
Omnidirectional Signaling with EL Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/FRRS/HS7QKHJD/FSDFRRSHS7QKHJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/FRRS/HS7QKHJD/FSDFRRSHS7QKHJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSD/FRRS/HS7QKHJD/FSDFRRSHS7QKHJD.SMALL.jpg hydrotron The objective of this Instructable is to create an EL Wire beacon / indicator. EL Wire, or Electroluminescent wire is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor which glows when AC current is applied to it.  Tools required - Pliers - Knife or scissors - flexible plastic hosing (I always knew it as th...
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 20:30:25 PST
drawings with e-wire http://www.instructables.com/id/drawings-with-e-wire/
drawings with e-wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/EJ2B/HS18DNFW/FHDEJ2BHS18DNFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/EJ2B/HS18DNFW/FHDEJ2BHS18DNFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/EJ2B/HS18DNFW/FHDEJ2BHS18DNFW.SMALL.jpg anaisafranco Hello all,  I bought 2 meters of each color of E-wire and I experimented doing drawings with it. The drawings looks neon drawings and it is awesome in the dark. I presented it in a frame of acrylic. Soldering the wires First, you have to sold the cables. Just sold the positive with the negativ...
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:39:03 PST
Easy Programmable EL-Wire Wall Art Project with Cool-Neon http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Programmable-EL-Wire-Wall-Art-Project-with-Co/
Easy Programmable EL-Wire Wall Art Project with Cool-Neon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/34CW/HPQOAE3A/F1B34CWHPQOAE3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/34CW/HPQOAE3A/F1B34CWHPQOAE3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1B/34CW/HPQOAE3A/F1B34CWHPQOAE3A.SMALL.jpg mazzmn Blank space, what to do?, what to do? Our hackerspace has a blank brick wall above the fireplace. It's been a cold winter so we've had a fair number of fires, but there is just something wrong about a blank brick wall. Well in this project I'll document how to create an animated, Arduino controlled,...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:49:37 PST
computer power supply heater http://www.instructables.com/id/computer-power-supply-heater/
computer power supply heater - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/7ALW/HRWNBH1J/FG17ALWHRWNBH1J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/7ALW/HRWNBH1J/FG17ALWHRWNBH1J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/7ALW/HRWNBH1J/FG17ALWHRWNBH1J.SMALL.jpg zachary phillips i was Bord and i had some old computer parts so i went to work. Gut it out the first thing i had to do was to gut out the power supply i would be putting the heater coil, power switch and the USB power curciut. Cut the cords next i had to trim the cords that i might use later. i tried an led...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 15:22:01 PST
Paracord Phone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Paracord-Phone-Stand/
Paracord Phone Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/MGBL/HRWNA46W/FRLMGBLHRWNA46W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/MGBL/HRWNA46W/FRLMGBLHRWNA46W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/MGBL/HRWNA46W/FRLMGBLHRWNA46W.SMALL.jpg pucksurfer So, I had some extra paracord and I was wondering what to do with it and then it hit me. I thought that I should make a phone stand... Out of paracord. All you are going to new is some paracord and some fairly strong wire Threading The Wire Fist you need to take out the white strings from the i...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:42:56 PST
Mega Horn ReWired http://www.instructables.com/id/Mega-Horn-ReWired/
Mega Horn ReWired - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/DJE9/HRN4GV8T/FHODJE9HRN4GV8T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/DJE9/HRN4GV8T/FHODJE9HRN4GV8T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/DJE9/HRN4GV8T/FHODJE9HRN4GV8T.SMALL.jpg zachary phillips an old mega horn rewired When I started this task I first used a audio and usb jack from an old web camera and it worked alright but I wanted better But then I found a audio jack cord and it is stronger and curled So I cut the female end off and got to work wiring it up. And I put bits...
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Sat, 15 Feb 2014 08:04:57 PST
El Wire Easy Foam Board Logos and Words for all skill levels http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Wire-Easy-Foam-Board-Logos-and-Words-for-all-sk/
El Wire Easy Foam Board Logos and Words for all skill levels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/4906/HQS4ZL7E/FQ04906HQS4ZL7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/4906/HQS4ZL7E/FQ04906HQS4ZL7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/4906/HQS4ZL7E/FQ04906HQS4ZL7E.SMALL.jpg edmondslibrarian El Wire is awesome! However the majority of common El Wire uses require sewing skills. Sewing is not a skill commonly possessed by school age users any more. This Instructable seeks to offer an alternative to sewing: Foam board. This instructable seeks to introduce beginning users to El Wire with a...
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:54:23 PST
Breadboard Friendly Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Friendly-Switch/
Breadboard Friendly Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/VH7R/HQOAHZ3A/F7PVH7RHQOAHZ3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/VH7R/HQOAHZ3A/F7PVH7RHQOAHZ3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/VH7R/HQOAHZ3A/F7PVH7RHQOAHZ3A.SMALL.jpg sammydogjj A cheap and easy to build breadboard friendly switch. Gather Materials -A switch-Breadboard jumper wire Prepare Wiring -Cut and strip wire to desired length Solder! -Solder each wire to each terminal on your switch
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Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:20:31 PST
74LS Series Digital Logic Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/74LS-Series-Digital-Logic-Tester/
74LS Series Digital Logic Tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/S1CD/HQGHLI6J/FE0S1CDHQGHLI6J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/S1CD/HQGHLI6J/FE0S1CDHQGHLI6J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/S1CD/HQGHLI6J/FE0S1CDHQGHLI6J.SMALL.jpg Zoran1389 *Update* Featured on www.freetronics.com (http://www.freetronics.com/blogs/news/11619617-build-a-74ls-series-digital-logic-tester-with-arduino#.UtgAf9JDumE)! In the following instructable, I will demonstrate how to design a circuit and write a test program, using the Arduino Nano, that will test tw...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:32:22 PST
Negative wire broken needs to solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Negative-wire-broken-needs-to-solder/
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Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:42:05 PST
Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 Plus Steps ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Building-Tips-in-21-Plus-Steps-/
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:54:55 PST
EL Wire Cowboy Boots http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Wire-Cowboy-Boots/
EL Wire Cowboy Boots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/HWE1/HQ5MHQUI/FCEHWE1HQ5MHQUI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/HWE1/HQ5MHQUI/FCEHWE1HQ5MHQUI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/HWE1/HQ5MHQUI/FCEHWE1HQ5MHQUI.SMALL.jpg audreyobscura This EL Wire Cowboy Boot Project is probably the coolest wearable technology piece I have made to date, although LED Shoulder Pads is a close second still. EL Wire is probably one of the most inspiring materials I have worked with in a long time. It has so much potential to make anything awesomer ...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:44:01 PST
El Wire Clothing - Comfortable, Durable, Washable http://www.instructables.com/id/El-Wire-Clothing-Comfortable-Durable-Washable/
El Wire Clothing - Comfortable, Durable, Washable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/DUZS/HPZ0VYCG/FVADUZSHPZ0VYCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/DUZS/HPZ0VYCG/FVADUZSHPZ0VYCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVA/DUZS/HPZ0VYCG/FVADUZSHPZ0VYCG.SMALL.jpg ColonialViper El wire is a great material for lighting clothing, but poses a few problems for long term use and wear.  While using it on outerwear and accessories sometimes eliminates the need for serious washing of the material, opting for other types of clothing can limit re usability.  If you want an article o...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 01:20:41 PST
Little-Bits Two Way Morse Code http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-Bits-Two-Way-Morse-Code/
Little-Bits Two Way Morse Code - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/8KMI/HPWMM8RK/FOL8KMIHPWMM8RK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/8KMI/HPWMM8RK/FOL8KMIHPWMM8RK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOL/8KMI/HPWMM8RK/FOL8KMIHPWMM8RK.SMALL.jpg Ferrybugs This is a fun way to learn and play with Morse code, electronics, led lights, buzzers and Little Bits. You will need matching glasses cases Blue tack scrap paper x2 pen x2 timer Little Bit pieces or equivalent; p1 power i3 button x2 w1 wire x3 o3 rgb light o6 Buzzer. Assemble Little Bits Conne...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 03:36:31 PST