Instructables: exploring - technology - popular http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 Updated: Wireless Car Charger for Smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Car-ChargerHolding-for-Smartphone/
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 20:29:12 PDT
Steampunk Mood Machine II http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Mood-Machine-II/
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:24:14 PST
Hoverboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Hoverboard-2/
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:48:05 PDT
Instructables Universe in Three.js http://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-Universe-in-Threejs/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:34:04 PDT
Make A Solar Bluetooth Speaker (Homebrew Big Jambox) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Solar-Bluetooth-Speaker-Homebrew-Big-Jambox/
Make A Solar Bluetooth Speaker (Homebrew Big Jambox) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/H5JD/HUAB3Y8V/FDCH5JDHUAB3Y8V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/H5JD/HUAB3Y8V/FDCH5JDHUAB3Y8V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/H5JD/HUAB3Y8V/FDCH5JDHUAB3Y8V.SMALL.jpg treyes4 Here's a simple Bluetooth speaker that's made from hacking old gadgets and mashing them up together. It sounds exactly like the big Jambox but only smaller! It has a mic and command buttons too! My friend and I made this project, half the credits to (ASCAS) The homebrew jambox is equipped with ...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:15:42 PDT
Laser Etched Paper for Folding Complex Forms http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Paper-for-Folding-Complex-Forms/
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:08:45 PDT
Programming the ATtiny85 from Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Programming-the-ATtiny85-from-Raspberry-Pi/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:36:44 PST
Homebrew Arduino Pulse Monitor (Visualize Your Heartbeat) http://www.instructables.com/id/Homebrew-Arduino-Pulse-Monitor-Visualize-Your-Hear/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 20:27:21 PDT
Custom MP3 Dock with Electronic Amplification http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-MP3-Dock-with-Electronic-Amplification/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/V9U7/HJGDN66J/FOHV9U7HJGDN66J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/V9U7/HJGDN66J/FOHV9U7HJGDN66J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOH/V9U7/HJGDN66J/FOHV9U7HJGDN66J.SMALL.jpg ilpug Wow I haven't posted in a while. I've been in college.  Anyway, here's a look at something I made in design class a few months ago. I have an off-brand MP3 player I got an an office store for around 40$ (US) a while ago. My room mate bought a little external amplified speaker that was extremely lou...
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Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:13:38 PDT
Charliexplexed LED Clock - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Charliexplexed-LED-Clock-Arduino/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:26:30 PDT
Capacitive Sensing + Open Frameworks + SPACEBREW http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Sensing-Open-Frameworks-SPACEBREW/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:45:42 PDT
Joule Thief Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-Nightlight/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:13:50 PDT
Portable Workspace http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Workspace/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:15:47 PDT
Make a Mini Arduino programmable 4 channel DC-DVM http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mini-Arduino-programmable-4-channel-DC-DVM/
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:40:30 PDT
Noodle: a crowdsourced robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Noodle-a-crowdsourced-robot/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:42:01 PDT
Reflective Prism http://www.instructables.com/id/Reflective-Prism/
Reflective Prism - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/VU3G/HU7GE1HC/F3MVU3GHU7GE1HC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/VU3G/HU7GE1HC/F3MVU3GHU7GE1HC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/VU3G/HU7GE1HC/F3MVU3GHU7GE1HC.SMALL.jpg rtilton1 This display system uses a technique that is often referred to as Pepper's Ghost. It was first invented by Giambattista della Porta in 1584 and has been commonly used in theatre. Some of its famous uses include Alexander McQueen's performance with Kate Moss, Tupac's CG concert cameo, and numerous Ha...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:02:31 PDT
Growing Rock Candy In Under 24 Hours (Includes Time Lapse) http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Rock-Candy-In-Under-24-Hours-With-Time-Lap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPT/182X/HU841UR6/FPT182XHU841UR6.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan   Please vote if you like it!! Hello Yotubers TrollFaceTheMan Here...     I had been Looking around about Crystal Growth and such and decided to re-try an experiment I had always failed at in the past, making rock candy... Why had I always failed it..? Well patience has never been my strong suit...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:16:45 PDT
Simplest and Cheapest Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplest-and-Cheapest-Arduino/
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 06:11:40 PST
Li-ion Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-ion-Battery-Charger/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:23:13 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 Police Light, with Arduino! http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny254585-Police-Light-with-Arduino/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:19:46 PDT
Printer to vinyl cutter hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Printer-to-vinyl-cutter-hack/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:37:22 PDT
Talking to a vending machine MDB with two Arduinos http://www.instructables.com/id/Talking-to-a-vending-machine-MDB-with-two-Arduinos/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:45:18 PDT
Rebuild Your Ryobi ONE+ Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Rebuild-Your-Ryobi-ONE-Battery-Pack/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:43 PDT
The Rubens' Tube: Soundwaves in Fire! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Rubens--Tube%3a-Soundwaves-in-Fire!/
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Mon, 27 Aug 2007 15:41:52 PDT
A Mechanical Iris Window With Porthole http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Mechanical-Iris-Window-With-Porthole/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:51 PDT
How To Get The Google Play Market On A Kindle Fire! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-The-Google-Play-Market-On-A-Kindle-Fire/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:48:08 PDT
Tell a story with freely available data and visualization tools. http://www.instructables.com/id/Tell-a-story-with-freely-available-data-and-visual/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:51:08 PDT
Hacking died Portable HDD to read data and use it as internal HDD http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-died-Portable-HDD-to-read-data-and-use-it-/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:16:30 PDT
3 Secrets to Building Billion-Dollar Apps http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Secrets-to-Building-Billion-Dollar-Apps/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:23:45 PDT
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-decal-sticker-made-with-a-vinyl-cutter/
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SMALL.jpg drewSaysGoVeg In this guide we're making a vinyl car decal. Some background: Stephanie is the director of the San Francisco office of The Humane League, an animal protection organization. She gives presentations at schools and travels a lot for her outreach work. She came to a Hack for Animals night and we came...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:56 PDT
Augment Your Reality With The iTorch raspberry pi flashlight projector http://www.instructables.com/id/iTorch-raspberry-pi-flashlight-projector/
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By: MrTravisHiggins

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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:19:17 PDT
Arduino Robot V2 (Fast) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robot-V2-Fast/
Arduino Robot V2 (Fast) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/2RNF/HU1RYUJ7/FGR2RNFHU1RYUJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/2RNF/HU1RYUJ7/FGR2RNFHU1RYUJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/2RNF/HU1RYUJ7/FGR2RNFHU1RYUJ7.SMALL.jpg lamefreaks This is my second version of my arduino robot after "Build your first robot". My Second version is slightly complicated as compared to my first one but offers better features. In this instructable I'm going to show you how to build a fast robot which can measure temperature, find things in front o...
By: lamefreaks

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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:33 PDT
Wooden Gear Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Gear-Clock/
Wooden Gear Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/NPQL/FAQEDGK8/F0DNPQLFAQEDGK8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/NPQL/FAQEDGK8/F0DNPQLFAQEDGK8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/NPQL/FAQEDGK8/F0DNPQLFAQEDGK8.SMALL.jpg marvay I've added video of the clock. I will be working on carving out windows in the face of the clock. I will upload pictures and/or a video of that when I am done.I've been into woodworking for a few years now. I love the idea of being able to make things that I can use. A few years ago I came acros...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 22:28:19 PST
Arduino Lilypad Slipper Automatic Foot Massager http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Lilypad-Slipper-Automatic-Foot-Massager/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:19:14 PDT
How to Replace Old Computer Batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-Old-Computer-Batteries/
How to Replace Old Computer Batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/BR66/HU1RW9MP/F61BR66HU1RW9MP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/BR66/HU1RW9MP/F61BR66HU1RW9MP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/BR66/HU1RW9MP/F61BR66HU1RW9MP.SMALL.jpg Chuck Brown 14 Tried of replacing your batteries every 2 years for you laptop? Now you can change your batteries in your laptop so you will not have to spend $100 on a new battery Start Disconnect the battery from your laptop. There will be 2 tabs on each side of the battery, just slide them to the side and pul...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:11 PDT
How to make a rechargeable led flashlight with an old mobile battery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-rechargeable-led-flashlight-with-an-/
How to make a rechargeable led flashlight with an old mobile battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/AKYF/HU1RQCYI/FPYAKYFHU1RQCYI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/AKYF/HU1RQCYI/FPYAKYFHU1RQCYI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/AKYF/HU1RQCYI/FPYAKYFHU1RQCYI.SMALL.jpg Darwesh Murad In this instructable I will show to "How to make a rechargeable led flashlight with an old mobile battery"? Step-by-step Things you'll need!! Two 1W Led two heat sink (for led to cool down) wires  mobile battery  mobile jack soldering iron solder switch small led (for charging indicator) a resis...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:08:27 PDT
Build Your Own Batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Batteries-1/
Build Your Own Batteries! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/BTK4/HU1RW2XQ/FAIBTK4HU1RW2XQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/BTK4/HU1RW2XQ/FAIBTK4HU1RW2XQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/BTK4/HU1RW2XQ/FAIBTK4HU1RW2XQ.SMALL.jpg Constructed Have you ever wanted to make your own batteries? I will show you how to make one using ordinary household items.The batteries are very small, and to power bigger things, You may need to make more and connect them. Please Note I have almost no money. If you would like to see more great projects l...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:12:56 PDT
DIY Universal Robot Gripper http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Universal-Robot-Gripper/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:06 PDT
Mounting a USB Thumb Drive with the Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Mounting-a-USB-Thumb-Drive-with-the-Raspberry-Pi/
Mounting a USB Thumb Drive with the Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/68BV/HU1RPWTE/F2O68BVHU1RPWTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/68BV/HU1RPWTE/F2O68BVHU1RPWTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/68BV/HU1RPWTE/F2O68BVHU1RPWTE.SMALL.jpg scottkildall This is another one of my "meat-and-potatoes" Raspberry Pi Instructables. What this Instructable will show you how to do is to configure your Raspberry Pi to recognize and automatically mount a USB thumb drive. This is especially useful for exchanging files, running backups and using your Pi as a m...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:05:19 PDT
Live data to excel from an Arduino Light Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-data-to-excel-from-an-Arduino-Light-Sensor/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:11:12 PDT
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Tunnel-20-Project-Paperclip/
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/WYVZ/HP8WYF6H/FG4WYVZHP8WYF6H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/WYVZ/HP8WYF6H/FG4WYVZHP8WYF6H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/WYVZ/HP8WYF6H/FG4WYVZHP8WYF6H.SMALL.jpg jamesabt007 "The true method of knowledge is experiment" - William Blake Towards the end of my junior year, my physics teacher challenged the class to work on a final project that would encompass all that we have learned over the year. We had the choice to learn something new, hone a specific discipline, o...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:43:50 PDT
Make An Ultimate Helping Hand Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-Ultimate-Helping-Hand-Jig/
Make An Ultimate Helping Hand Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/B4C5/HU1JUW0Q/FUWB4C5HU1JUW0Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/B4C5/HU1JUW0Q/FUWB4C5HU1JUW0Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/B4C5/HU1JUW0Q/FUWB4C5HU1JUW0Q.SMALL.jpg mikey77 Here is a helping hand jig that is useful for soldering, gluing, painting and macro photography. It is highly configurable to hold various small objects in many positions. While this version is 3d printed, it could also be made using traditional hand methods. How It Works While this may not be t...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:56:52 PDT
Lead Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Lead-Tree/
Lead Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/R0B6/HTZ3F84Z/FCQR0B6HTZ3F84Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/R0B6/HTZ3F84Z/FCQR0B6HTZ3F84Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/R0B6/HTZ3F84Z/FCQR0B6HTZ3F84Z.SMALL.jpg fletcherjeremiah This is an instructable on growing the lead tree, arbor Saturnus. It is a crystalline formation of metallic lead, in this case forming the leaves of a wire tree. Micheal Faraday made a passing reference to one in The Forces of Matter while giving demonstrations on the relationship of chemistry and e...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:48:55 PDT
70s Terminal PC http://www.instructables.com/id/70s-Terminal-PC/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/QCQE/FVW22Q2L/FGRQCQEFVW22Q2L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/QCQE/FVW22Q2L/FGRQCQEFVW22Q2L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/QCQE/FVW22Q2L/FGRQCQEFVW22Q2L.SMALL.jpg alpinedelta This is a computer which i designed and constructed to look like a 1970s data terminal. The case is built from 1/4" hardboard (similar to MDF), and painted with many layers of both gloss and textured paint. The computer features a 22" LCD display with a Plexiglas screen protector. Also, a mid-80s I...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2009 19:12:15 PDT
3D Printed Cryptex http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Cryptex/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:38:52 PDT
Prop Bomb Count Down Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bomb-Count-Down-Timer/
Prop Bomb Count Down Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SMALL.jpg ckanth1 This is a simple one day project that i have made from 8051 microcontroller. The project can be easily ported to other microcontrollers or arduino.List of things that you would need #1 Lots of old newspapers #2 Book Cover #3 8051 microcontroller board and 8051 microcontroller #4 7 segment disp...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:28:31 PDT
Hack a webcam and turnit into a security camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-webcam-and-turnit-into-a-security-camera/
Hack a webcam and turnit into a security camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/WDZM/HU0GUMWM/FZFWDZMHU0GUMWM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/WDZM/HU0GUMWM/FZFWDZMHU0GUMWM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/WDZM/HU0GUMWM/FZFWDZMHU0GUMWM.SMALL.jpg Eisad So i was worried about my house at the night and i dint had the 200$ for a cctv security camera install.I had a camera(a very good one with 10x zoom:D),100M of cat 5 cabel (wich i only used 30 M beacus i have the usb over cat 5 in 30M max),usb over cat 5 30M max,So lets get to work :) Cat 5 cabel...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:08:30 PDT
The Moon Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Moon-Machine/
The Moon Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/FIMT/HU0GU8E7/F5IFIMTHU0GU8E7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/FIMT/HU0GU8E7/F5IFIMTHU0GU8E7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/FIMT/HU0GU8E7/F5IFIMTHU0GU8E7.SMALL.jpg Testudinidae UPDATE ( 17-04-2014 )  Thank you all for the very nice comments. They really mean a lot! I've attached the file I used to laser cut the parts in a couple of different file formats, so you should be able to open at least one of them. Some of the parts are redundant because I changed the design a ...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:51:49 PDT
Make A Cheap Lithium Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Cheap-Lithium-Battery-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:55:27 PDT
Contact Angle Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Contact-Angle-Instrument/
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:39:09 PDT