Instructables: exploring - technology - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:33:48 PDT BLOX v1.01 Shake-A-Can Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-A-Can-Generator/
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:26:34 PDT
littleBits SMS Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-SMS-Doorbell/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:38:42 PDT
Arduino Mechanotronic Human Pain Reflex http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Mechanotronic-Human-Pain-Reflex/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:30:39 PDT
High voltage car ignition coil project http://www.instructables.com/id/High-voltage-car-ignition-coil-project/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:03:53 PDT
How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Run-Sensor-Cables-Through-USB-Cables/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:31 PDT
littleBits Remote Pet Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Remote-Pet-Feeder/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:49:20 PDT
Pixel Drop Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Drop-Ceiling/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:51 PDT
Kitemapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitemapping/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:26 PDT
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-cool-this-summer-PC-Fan-Mod/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:20:18 PDT
iOS-Controlled Arduino waveform generator http://www.instructables.com/id/iOS-Controlled-Arduino-waveform-generator/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:26:13 PDT
Improved Flashlight Electronic Cigarette - no soldering required http://www.instructables.com/id/Improved-Flashlight-Electronic-Cigarette-no-solder/
Improved Flashlight Electronic Cigarette - no soldering required - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/YYD0/HNQYA01Q/FJLYYD0HNQYA01Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/YYD0/HNQYA01Q/FJLYYD0HNQYA01Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/YYD0/HNQYA01Q/FJLYYD0HNQYA01Q.SMALL.jpg davidstelephone This electronic cigarette tutorial is simple and easy to do. That's the point. It is a follow-up to my previous instructable on how to build an electronic cigarette from a flashlight, which can still be found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-high-power-electronic-cigarette-from-a-fl/ b...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 05:32:23 PST
Arduino Powered Autonomous Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-Autonomous-Vehicle/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:46:21 PDT
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Audio Spectrum Visualizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Audio-Spectrum-V/
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:57:25 PDT
Stepper Motor Easy Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Easy-Driver/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:29:42 PST
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PIR-Motion-Sensor/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:20 PDT
Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-RGB-Shelf-Lighting/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:50:27 PDT
Raspberry Pi in Rotary Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-in-Rotary-Phone/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:14:17 PDT
Conductive Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Paint/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:50:18 PDT
Running the Pier 9 Zcorp 450 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-the-Pier-9-Zcorp-450-3D-Printer/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:06:22 PDT
ABC 123 Toddler Trainer http://www.instructables.com/id/ABC-123-Toddler-Trainer/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:28:26 PDT
Quill http://www.instructables.com/id/Quill/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:25:35 PDT
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) http://www.instructables.com/id/Aergia-The-Android-controlled-TV-Remote/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:54:56 PDT
Digital Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Zoetrope/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:23:35 PDT
Op-amp Basics (part 2) http://www.instructables.com/id/Op-amp-Basics-part-2/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:51:01 PDT
Control your home with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-home-with-Arduino/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:27:37 PDT
Canon EF-S 18-55mm. To EF mount - UPDATED! http://www.instructables.com/id/Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-To-EF-mount/
Canon EF-S 18-55mm. To EF mount - UPDATED! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/LA5A/HXLMTZIQ/FYBLA5AHXLMTZIQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/LA5A/HXLMTZIQ/FYBLA5AHXLMTZIQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/LA5A/HXLMTZIQ/FYBLA5AHXLMTZIQ.SMALL.jpg G. M. Hello.In this instructable I will convert a standard Canon EFS 18-55mm. kit lens to EF mount.Why? Because I can, and because I have a Canon 10D laying around, and not many EF lenses. The 10D has a APS-C sensor, but it is not possible to fit EF-S lenses on it. Any later models will fit the EF-S lense...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:33:57 PDT
Turn a keyboard into a Raspberry Pi case for around $20 or less. http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-keyboard-into-a-Raspberry-Pi-case-for-aroun/
Turn a keyboard into a Raspberry Pi case for around $20 or less. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/SB2W/HAUNNJJR/FCWSB2WHAUNNJJR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/SB2W/HAUNNJJR/FCWSB2WHAUNNJJR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/SB2W/HAUNNJJR/FCWSB2WHAUNNJJR.SMALL.jpg crkrjak2001 My first published instructable. I wanted to have a cover for my RPi, but didn't want to spend a lot to get one. I remember seeing one online and thought I could do something like this: http://www.howtogeek.com/121814/turning-a-keyboard-into-a-computer-with-raspberry-pi/  on the cheap. Sure, mine di...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:20:27 PST
LiPo-Powered Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/LiPo-Powered-Arduino/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/YSQ7/H5JVOPHI/FXSYSQ7H5JVOPHI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/YSQ7/H5JVOPHI/FXSYSQ7H5JVOPHI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/YSQ7/H5JVOPHI/FXSYSQ7H5JVOPHI.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos Let's face it, 9V batteries suck.  They don't last long, they're expensive, and did I mention they don't last long?  I work on and run several electric RC cars, and because of  this I own a lot of Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries.  Nowadays you can get them for pretty decent prices, and if you know ...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:23:30 PDT
Infinity Mirror Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Clock/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:36:18 PDT
WAVEbuoy http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVEbuoy/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:51:46 PDT
Bluetooth Retro Yard Sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-Retro-Yard-Sound/
Bluetooth Retro Yard Sound - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/6L5V/HXUC0M5C/FIZ6L5VHXUC0M5C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/6L5V/HXUC0M5C/FIZ6L5VHXUC0M5C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/6L5V/HXUC0M5C/FIZ6L5VHXUC0M5C.SMALL.jpg jeanthepig I wanted some groovy speakers for my yard. And they are Bluetooth. I found these drive in speakers on ebay. Post I harvested an old floor lamp base and removed the old wiring. The based had everything I needed. A weighted base and hollow post. Then painted it to match the galvanized color and...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:25:27 PDT
Dip your Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Dip-your-Laptop/
Dip your Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XQ8J/HXUYFHB5/FDWXQ8JHXUYFHB5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XQ8J/HXUYFHB5/FDWXQ8JHXUYFHB5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XQ8J/HXUYFHB5/FDWXQ8JHXUYFHB5.SMALL.jpg Tubs Sinabs Note***: Alright, so let me begin by saying please excuse the quality of this Instructable. I was not planning on doing one on this project, but it turned out so well that I figured I owed it to the community to at least show you what I could with the starting and final product.Dip your laptop! You...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:36:44 PDT
3D Printed Bulbasaur Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bulbasaur-Planter/
3D Printed Bulbasaur Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QA6W/HXUDFKQL/FXDQA6WHXUDFKQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QA6W/HXUDFKQL/FXDQA6WHXUDFKQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QA6W/HXUDFKQL/FXDQA6WHXUDFKQL.SMALL.jpg GrandeSwag A quick little project for a succulent or cactus planter! Print Here's the file - not my design! Credit to Hitsman.http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:381599I printed at .15mm, 7% infill, 2 shells, on a Replicator 2. Drill (optional) Ideally the model would have a bigger hole, but this works jus...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:03:56 PDT
Arduino CDROM BLDC Motor Driver, Enhanced Performance http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-CDROM-BLDC-Motor-Driver-Enhanced-Performan/
Arduino CDROM BLDC Motor Driver, Enhanced Performance - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/04N1/HXU3ZY0V/F4B04N1HXU3ZY0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/04N1/HXU3ZY0V/F4B04N1HXU3ZY0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/04N1/HXU3ZY0V/F4B04N1HXU3ZY0V.SMALL.jpg m-shams In the last BLDC project "Run-A-CDROM-Brushless-Motor-With-Arduino" I've used a L293 to drive a brushless DC motor. There were two important problems in that project as follow:- Low speed and torque of the motor due to minimal signaling.- IC overheating due to signal feedback.In this project I solve...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:57:22 PDT
Scavenging Parts From Old PC Boards... http://www.instructables.com/id/Scavenging-Parts-From-Old-PC-Boards/
Scavenging Parts From Old PC Boards... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/PCP2/HXTKJ9E9/F32PCP2HXTKJ9E9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/PCP2/HXTKJ9E9/F32PCP2HXTKJ9E9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/PCP2/HXTKJ9E9/F32PCP2HXTKJ9E9.SMALL.jpg mk484 Hello there - this Instructable is a little different from the others I've done so far - it builds nothing, yet destroys everything - or almost everything... it's all about scavenging parts from old 'train wreck' appliances and other interesting gadgets. (Maybe there's a website somewhere called 'De...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:47:26 PDT
littleBits Grappler: the robotic space arm http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Grappler-the-robotic-space-arm/
littleBits Grappler: the robotic space arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SMALL.jpg littleBits A grappler is on the end of the ISS Robot Arm and is used to grab onto objects in space – like astronauts! We created a working replica using an acrylic tube, a desk lamp and modules from the littleBits Space Kit.Use the grappler at home to pick up "space" objects with the help of a household remote...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:30:41 PDT
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Boxbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Chassis-for-Cheap-Robots-1-Boxbot/
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Boxbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Previously I made an Instructable on cheap motors and wheels for robots, but wheels alone don't make a robot. If you want your robot to cruise in style, it's going to need a sturdy and stylish body.It's easy to make something rough but functional, but in my experience taking the time to make somethi...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:43:34 PDT
3D Printed Robot Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Robot-Arm/
3D Printed Robot Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/XKT8/HXQMVODY/FYRXKT8HXQMVODY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/XKT8/HXQMVODY/FYRXKT8HXQMVODY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/XKT8/HXQMVODY/FYRXKT8HXQMVODY.SMALL.jpg Beaconsfield This robot arm is made almost entirely of 3D printed parts that snap together. It has three servo-controlled joints, plus a rotating base and gripper. The arm is controlled by a series of buttons that connect to an Arduino Uno hidden in the base. A simple circuit makes connecting the servos and bu...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:24:51 PDT
Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-E-Textile-Arduino-Board/
Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/WYR2/HXRN7YZ8/FZ8WYR2HXRN7YZ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/WYR2/HXRN7YZ8/FZ8WYR2HXRN7YZ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/WYR2/HXRN7YZ8/FZ8WYR2HXRN7YZ8.SMALL.jpg jseay The ATtiny85 chip is a simple $2 way to get into Arduino. It's the basis of low-cost microcontrollers like the Digispark, the Picoduino, the Trinket, and for e-textiles, the Gemma, and the LilyTiny. These off-the-shelf boards are brilliantly designed and great for one-offs. If, however, you need a b...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:54 PDT
Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Photodiode-Geiger-Counter/
Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/Z2XF/HXRU3DL0/FZ1Z2XFHXRU3DL0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/Z2XF/HXRU3DL0/FZ1Z2XFHXRU3DL0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/Z2XF/HXRU3DL0/FZ1Z2XFHXRU3DL0.SMALL.jpg JamecoElectronics Build a DIY geiger counter that uses a PIN photodiode as a substitute for an expensive Geiger-Mueller tube. It detects alpha and beta radiation particles. The circuit is soldered onto a small protoboard and everything is placed in an aluminum enclosure. Copper tubing and a piece of aluminum foil is ...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:55:15 PDT
Motorized Toy Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Toy-Car/
Motorized Toy Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/VJO7/HXLMOUQ4/F93VJO7HXLMOUQ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/VJO7/HXLMOUQ4/F93VJO7HXLMOUQ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/VJO7/HXLMOUQ4/F93VJO7HXLMOUQ4.SMALL.jpg Kniterly A colleague of mine came up with this ingenious car design for our Maker Club at the public library. It is made from recycled materials and electronic components easily found at a dollar store. Supplies One oblong piece of strong cardboard 5x7.5 inches Two empty Bic-type disposable pen tubes Thi...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:18:27 PDT
Twin Raspberry Pi B+ Rack "Case" http://www.instructables.com/id/Twin-Raspberry-Pi-B-Rack-Case/
Twin Raspberry Pi B+ Rack "Case" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/DOFI/HXMUZYOV/FBDDOFIHXMUZYOV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/DOFI/HXMUZYOV/FBDDOFIHXMUZYOV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/DOFI/HXMUZYOV/FBDDOFIHXMUZYOV.SMALL.jpg RichShumaker So I have built and bought several Raspberry Pi cases.Before I could get a RasPi I owned several high quality paper cases.Once it came out I graduated to cardboard, leather, Legos, and purchased cases.I would buy a Pi and create or buy a new case.I just received the new RasPi Model B+ so I started a...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:12:15 PDT
RFID Sound Triggers with the Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/RFID-Sound-Triggers-with-the-Raspberry-Pi/
RFID Sound Triggers with the Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/3G8S/HXMKU8TZ/FJC3G8SHXMKU8TZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/3G8S/HXMKU8TZ/FJC3G8SHXMKU8TZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/3G8S/HXMKU8TZ/FJC3G8SHXMKU8TZ.SMALL.jpg andy-makernow During the two day 'hackathon' style workshop at Makernow last week, part of the All Makers Now conference, I helped one of the groups realise their project that involved triggering sound samples when symbolic items were placed into the centre of the piece. Due to the timescale, we had to use compon...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:05:34 PDT
Chewing Gum USB !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chewing-Gum-USB-/
Chewing Gum USB !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SMALL.jpg =SMART= Welcome to another of my awesome USB case mods !This case mod allows you to sneakily conceal your USB in a chewing gum packet, apart from being super-mega-awesome-cool this mod will stop all those annoying classmates who always borrow your usb, (you know, the ones that don't delete their files after...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:46:07 PDT
SelfiesBot — Twitterbot that takes Selfies using Rapsberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/SelfiesBot-Twitterbot-that-takes-Selfies-using-Rap/
SelfiesBot — Twitterbot that takes Selfies using Rapsberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/8F3A/HXMKQST1/FMJ8F3AHXMKQST1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/8F3A/HXMKQST1/FMJ8F3AHXMKQST1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/8F3A/HXMKQST1/FMJ8F3AHXMKQST1.SMALL.jpg scottkildall SelfiesBot is a Twitterbot that takes...Selfies! The Twitter feed for @selfiesbot is here.SelfiesBot is a sculpture that uses a Raspberry Pi to take a photo, preview it and then post it to its Twitter account.This Instructable will give details of the software, electronics and physical construction ...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:45:30 PDT
Light of the Lost Triangles http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-of-the-Lost-Triangles/
Light of the Lost Triangles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/T2YX/HXMUZ7VO/F1MT2YXHXMUZ7VO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/T2YX/HXMUZ7VO/F1MT2YXHXMUZ7VO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/T2YX/HXMUZ7VO/F1MT2YXHXMUZ7VO.SMALL.jpg AwabHassan Light of the Lost Triangles is a LED Wall Fixture with 4 different modes. Each successive mode features an increase in LED brightness and an increased rate of colour transition. The light looks great and is great for parties too. The cardboard concept can be modified and can be used at a large scale...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:13:05 PDT
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-LE-Go-Anywhere-Sensor-Pack/
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SMALL.jpg intensePancake IntroductionIn recent years, portable sensor devices have gained a lot of popularity due to their ability to give you instant, accurate information about your local environment. Some of these devices include the Sensordrone, Smart Citizen, and the Storm Tag. These devices combine portability and a...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:21:29 PDT
Enerjar 1: green power jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Enerjar-1-green-power-jar/
Enerjar 1: green power jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/T8IS/HVNXRVLS/FHMT8ISHVNXRVLS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/T8IS/HVNXRVLS/FHMT8ISHVNXRVLS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/T8IS/HVNXRVLS/FHMT8ISHVNXRVLS.SMALL.jpg Makor The Green Electronics Challenge. A place to showcase skill and the ability to harness nature or another means of green power. When thinking of what my entry would be I thought, "Hmm, what is the best form of renewable green energy?" And it literally hit me like a hot-flash, "The Sun!" The sun is ama...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 11:14:31 PDT
Electronic automated hidden stash built into table (easy and dirt cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-automated-hidden-stash-built-into-table/
Electronic automated hidden stash built into table (easy and dirt cheap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/E3D4/H11WJEW3/FNXE3D4H11WJEW3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/E3D4/H11WJEW3/FNXE3D4H11WJEW3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/E3D4/H11WJEW3/FNXE3D4H11WJEW3.SMALL.jpg thegoodhen Hi guys! So I was playing deus ex 1 and 3 and all the hidden stashes behind the TVs and pictures and under floors gave me an idea! I'll make myself something similar-how about a place to store my pens that slides up from my desk on press of a single button? So... Yeah, so I made it. I gotta admit th...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:35:59 PDT
Tic Tac Test Box... a Simple Audio Signal Injector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tic-Tac-Test-Box-a-Simple-Audio-Signal-Injector/
Tic Tac Test Box... a Simple Audio Signal Injector! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/V9DF/HXMKUC7B/FAAV9DFHXMKUC7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/V9DF/HXMKUC7B/FAAV9DFHXMKUC7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/V9DF/HXMKUC7B/FAAV9DFHXMKUC7B.SMALL.jpg mk484 Well folks - here we are again! And here's the next step in building the Nic Nac Tic Tac series of projects. The reason this 'Test Box' is necessary, is that if you build a project, and it doesn't work (for example - you built the radio, and then the amplifier, but can't get any sound in your earpho...
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:18:20 PDT