Instructables: exploring - technology - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:09:32 PST BLOX v1.01 Vapour TorQ http://www.instructables.com/id/Vapour-TorQ/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:34:59 PST
Sleek ESP8266 Breadboard Adapter with Pin LABEL http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleek-ESP8266-Breadboard-Adapter-with-Pin-LABEL/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:12:07 PST
How to put that old computer to use. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-that-old-computer-to-use/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2009 21:11:34 PDT
Motorize Your DSLR Zoom Lens http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorize-Your-DSLR-Zoom-Lens/
Motorize Your DSLR Zoom Lens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/09Y0/I6NIBFZ4/F9T09Y0I6NIBFZ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/09Y0/I6NIBFZ4/F9T09Y0I6NIBFZ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/09Y0/I6NIBFZ4/F9T09Y0I6NIBFZ4.SMALL.jpg MikeVersprill This is a Parts list to get you pointed in the right direction to build a motorized zoom machine that can be used for spiral star trails or zooming your lens in and out. Some of the gear sizes and the lens gear will have to be modified to fit your cameras zoom lens. For this instructions guide I ...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 12:32:04 PST
My First CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/My-First-CNC-Machine/
My First CNC Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/MUVS/I6NICOED/FV3MUVSI6NICOED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/MUVS/I6NICOED/FV3MUVSI6NICOED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV3/MUVS/I6NICOED/FV3MUVSI6NICOED.SMALL.jpg madguernseyboy This CNC was created using parts bought though the Kickstarter project www.aquickcnc.com.Here is the Ended Kickstarted Project https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ajquick/cnc-b...The Design was built using Aluminium profiles and 3rd printed parts. The great part of the design of this is that the Ac...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:06:43 PST
Build the Pennyloop UHF Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Pennyloop-UHF-Antenna/
Build the Pennyloop UHF Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/43QF/I6QCYWB5/FEW43QFI6QCYWB5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/43QF/I6QCYWB5/FEW43QFI6QCYWB5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/43QF/I6QCYWB5/FEW43QFI6QCYWB5.SMALL.jpg Pennyloop The Pennyloop UHF antenna offers high performance in a very simple and cost effective design. It is also a very compact design lending itself well to a variety of mounting options and locations inside and outside. Outside will give the best performance. The antenna is about 18" tall and 9" wide. The...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:22:02 PST
Breath New Life into a Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-New-Life-into-a-Old-Computer/
Breath New Life into a Old Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/T1NW/I6NI8WB3/FJ8T1NWI6NI8WB3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/T1NW/I6NI8WB3/FJ8T1NWI6NI8WB3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ8/T1NW/I6NI8WB3/FJ8T1NWI6NI8WB3.SMALL.jpg EvolvedAwesome What is my project goal?The goal of this project is to convert a 8 year old computer into a computer that can take notes, write documents, browse the web and play the odd game at a standard that is acceptable today.Why I am doing thisEvery Year Millions of Computers are thrown into landfills because...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:39:02 PST
Speedbreaker Power http://www.instructables.com/id/Speedbreaker-Power/
Speedbreaker Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/0SFE/I6NIBK9S/FOP0SFEI6NIBK9S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/0SFE/I6NIBK9S/FOP0SFEI6NIBK9S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/0SFE/I6NIBK9S/FOP0SFEI6NIBK9S.SMALL.jpg vjain3 The project deals with producing power using speed-breakers. Such speed-breakers can be used in places like toll plazas where there are speed-breakers needed. In such places a small amount of electricity can be generated where it can be used to light up street lights. There are about 350 toll plaza...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:14:34 PST
Using the Raspberry Pi to control an ATX power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-the-Raspberry-Pi-to-control-an-ATX-power-sup/
Using the Raspberry Pi to control an ATX power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/EVUS/I6NIDQGR/FQ7EVUSI6NIDQGR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/EVUS/I6NIDQGR/FQ7EVUSI6NIDQGR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ7/EVUS/I6NIDQGR/FQ7EVUSI6NIDQGR.SMALL.jpg mfoster I’m really enjoying my new 3d printer, but I just can’t leave my laptop connected to the printer all the time. I know that i could simply use SD cards or use another host computer, but there are better options. In order to untether myself from the printer I am using a Raspberry Pi and the OctoP...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:31:53 PST
Computer Controlled Traffic Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Controlled-Traffic-Light/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 05:59:44 PST
Portable Airflow Companion http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Airflow-Companion/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 12:05:59 PST
Your own galaxy on a paper... Poster with CONDUCTIVE INK + LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Poster-with-CONDUCTIVE-INK-LEDS/
Your own galaxy on a paper... Poster with CONDUCTIVE INK + LEDs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/OKAO/I6NI4SB9/FU8OKAOI6NI4SB9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/OKAO/I6NI4SB9/FU8OKAOI6NI4SB9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/OKAO/I6NI4SB9/FU8OKAOI6NI4SB9.SMALL.jpg joanabernardo I came across conductive ink in my research and as a Design student I started to question its use on my projects.I envisioned a poster with LEDs and typography where light would be an illustration of the text. For this project I chose a Carl Sagan’s text where the LEDs evoke a galaxy.The complexity ...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 04:30:24 PST
Device Charging with a Multi-turbine (on faucet, wind, bike, while sporting and etc.) http://www.instructables.com/id/Device-Charging-with-a-Multi-turbine-on-faucet-win/
Device Charging with a Multi-turbine (on faucet, wind, bike, while sporting and etc.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SMALL.jpg Imetomi I love every green energy gadgets and devices but they are specialized only for one electricity generator like a solar cell or a wind turbine. the wind turbine chargers are big and they can't be used as a hydroturbine. I tried to make a waterproof multiturbine that can be powered by wind or by any f...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:08:27 PST
How to make a Cloud Chamber http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Cloud-Chamber/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:06:28 PST
Chat Program http://www.instructables.com/id/Chat-Program/
Chat Program - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/K7SI/I6NI6T82/F79K7SII6NI6T82.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/K7SI/I6NI6T82/F79K7SII6NI6T82.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/K7SI/I6NI6T82/F79K7SII6NI6T82.SMALL.jpg Nate Oaks This is no fake, the CMD program that I will show you how to make is a chat program. You can message your friends or family in school or at home! Open Notepad First, you need to open "Notepad". Just press the Windows button and search notepad. The Code (1) Now this may seem hard to understan...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 17:55:36 PST
DIY solar cell from scratch http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-solar-cell-from-scratch/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:38:31 PST
Microgrid! The backyard pneumatic grid project http://www.instructables.com/id/Microgrid-The-backyard-pneumatic-grid-project/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 21:47:53 PST
Home made electric glass fusing kiln http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-electric-glass-fusing-kiln/
Home made electric glass fusing kiln - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/DQ8W/I6OXI8JX/FF9DQ8WI6OXI8JX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/DQ8W/I6OXI8JX/FF9DQ8WI6OXI8JX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/DQ8W/I6OXI8JX/FF9DQ8WI6OXI8JX.SMALL.jpg dtrewren Good evening anyone interested,My name is Dave and I am from Bristol in the UK. Before Christmas I was out shopping in a market with my daughter Ava (8 yrs old) when she spotted some fused glass jewellery on a stand. Ava thought it was fantastic and immediately wanted to know if it was possible fo...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:44:30 PST
DIY Guitar AMP (LM386) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Guitar-AMP-LM386/
DIY Guitar AMP (LM386) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/IC19/I5THYJWW/FHDIC19I5THYJWW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/IC19/I5THYJWW/FHDIC19I5THYJWW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHD/IC19/I5THYJWW/FHDIC19I5THYJWW.SMALL.jpg neranjan.ghost This is a small and powerful amp that can connect any guitar iPod I made this this casing out of a Toyota motor oil can Parts that you gonna need LM3861uf 10uf -3 220uf 10k Potentiometer 1nf 47nf 10ohm1k 4ohm speaker 1/4 inch aux base 1/4 inch to 3.5 mm audio converter piece of perf board To...
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 02:00:14 PST
Arduino Auto Watering Garden Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Auto-Watering-Garden-Project/
Arduino Auto Watering Garden Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/8S12/I6NI6KS3/F8H8S12I6NI6KS3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/8S12/I6NI6KS3/F8H8S12I6NI6KS3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/8S12/I6NI6KS3/F8H8S12I6NI6KS3.SMALL.jpg simakerspace What your looking at above is my entire project in its' enclosure. I set out to solve a problem when starting this project that was two fold. One it was to familiarize myself with some of the basics of the Arduino environment and the other was to have my organic garden watered automatically based on...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:42:53 PST
cheap USB slotcar timer interface http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-USB-slotcar-timer-interface/
cheap USB slotcar timer interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/VBZS/I6NI5VE2/FE5VBZSI6NI5VE2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/VBZS/I6NI5VE2/FE5VBZSI6NI5VE2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/VBZS/I6NI5VE2/FE5VBZSI6NI5VE2.SMALL.jpg heavyweather I am going to built a routed 4 lane slotcar track*. Obviously you need some timekeeping/lapcounting solution for such a toy.You can buy various sensors and interfaces but there is also some free software around for which you can built your own interfaces.Most instructions are for printer or joystick...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:40:16 PST
Home automation 101: fixing a fridge freezer with a PLC http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-automation-101-fixing-a-fridge-freezer-with-a/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:22:37 PST
Texting Doormat with Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Texting-Doormat-with-Intel-Edison/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 20:16:24 PST
What's the Cost to Cook a Hot Dog? http://www.instructables.com/id/Whats-the-Cost-to-Cook-a-Hot-Dog/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:17:57 PST
Home made robot gripper http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-robot-gripper/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:47:38 PST
Giant hospital nurse call button 3D printed http://www.instructables.com/id/Giant-hospital-nurse-call-button-3D-printed/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:12:58 PST
DIY write on plexiglass http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-write-on-plexiglass/
DIY write on plexiglass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/5B16/I6NI3CN4/FCG5B16I6NI3CN4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/5B16/I6NI3CN4/FCG5B16I6NI3CN4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCG/5B16/I6NI3CN4/FCG5B16I6NI3CN4.SMALL.jpg SimoneR2 ENGLISH:Hi everyone, today i'll show you how i realised (with a friend of mine) a DIY gift for another my friend that's going to celebrate his 18th birthday on friday. I'm not very good in english so if you find mistake, please report me and i'll correct it. I'll splits all the text in two: english ...
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:25:50 PST
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycle-a-Vintage-Flashlight/
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UGMI/I6MC3UJS/F0MUGMII6MC3UJS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UGMI/I6MC3UJS/F0MUGMII6MC3UJS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UGMI/I6MC3UJS/F0MUGMII6MC3UJS.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer To hack or not to hack - that is the question. There are so many useless (but beautiful) items out there that have no use anymore. It really is a shame to see them gathering dust on a shelf, or stuffed in a draw. Better me thinks to pull them apart, give them a new identity and revel in their je ...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:34:20 PST
Clap activated LED strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Clap-activated-LED-strip/
Clap activated LED strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/666Z/I6HSMJZ3/F78666ZI6HSMJZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/666Z/I6HSMJZ3/F78666ZI6HSMJZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/666Z/I6HSMJZ3/F78666ZI6HSMJZ3.SMALL.jpg CsabaP This Instructable shows you how to build a clap activated LED strip. The whole project is based on the Adafruit's Secret Knock Activated Drawer Lock, where the user can record a secret knock pattern which will open the lock inside the drawer. I thought that I could use this to siwtch an LED strip on...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 02:09:24 PST
Arduino RFID Lock box http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-RFID-Lock-box/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:28:56 PST
Altoids Tin Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Speaker/
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Sun, 2 Mar 2008 10:07:43 PST
Portable Arcade and Media Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Arcade-and-Media-Player/
Portable Arcade and Media Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/FCBP/I6M2M5NK/F69FCBPI6M2M5NK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/FCBP/I6M2M5NK/F69FCBPI6M2M5NK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/FCBP/I6M2M5NK/F69FCBPI6M2M5NK.SMALL.jpg FrankA2 This project started after I made a full size retro arcade cabinet powered by a raspberry pi. The full size cabinet was great for a basement but I wanted to make a portable version with a few cool features: 2 Player with cordless (ended up using Bluetooth) arcade style joysticks. Support for b...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:58:24 PST
Simple Smartphone Headmount http://www.instructables.com/id/Duopod-Head-mounted-smartphone/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 18:45:16 PST
Easy Crank Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Crank-Generator/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:18:25 PST
SolarAssist: A Smartphone Modification http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarAssist-A-Smartphone-Modification/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:23:09 PST
Scientific Research High Altitude Balloon for Fun and Profit http://www.instructables.com/id/Scientific-Research-High-Altitude-Balloon-for-Fun-/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:52:42 PST
High- End audiophile bookshelf speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/High-End-audiophile-bookshelf-speakers/
High- End audiophile bookshelf speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/ECJR/I6J7W6D0/FJWECJRI6J7W6D0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/ECJR/I6J7W6D0/FJWECJRI6J7W6D0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJW/ECJR/I6J7W6D0/FJWECJRI6J7W6D0.SMALL.jpg mengel I like speaker building and this is one of my projects - very good sounding and looking 2- way bookshelf speakers.Some measured parameters: Impedadance: 8 OhmSensistivity: 88 dB / 1W / 1mCut out frquency: 2 200 HzFrequency range: 32 - 28 000 HzUsed speakers: mid- bass / Peerless HDS- P830883, tweete...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:53:33 PST
Portable Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Charger-4/
Portable Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/HZGE/I6J7W5VG/FWDHZGEI6J7W5VG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/HZGE/I6J7W5VG/FWDHZGEI6J7W5VG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/HZGE/I6J7W5VG/FWDHZGEI6J7W5VG.SMALL.jpg BinksBrew For a long time I've had old back up cell phones taking up space in my desk drawer. I was curious if I could put any of these old phones to some use. I can't just throw them away so I decided to try and re-purpose one of them as a portable charger for my current smart phone. Materials Mp1405 5v...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:43:18 PST
How to acselerate to the speed of light (theroeticaly) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-acselerate-to-the-speed-of-light-theroetica/
How to acselerate to the speed of light (theroeticaly) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/GYK9/I6HSH4KE/FHGGYK9I6HSH4KE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/GYK9/I6HSH4KE/FHGGYK9I6HSH4KE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHG/GYK9/I6HSH4KE/FHGGYK9I6HSH4KE.SMALL.jpg slaveboy2000 The speed of light in a vacuum, commonly known as c, is important in many areas of physics. Its value is exactly 299,792,458 meters per second (approximately 186,280 miles per second). According to special relativity, c is the maximum speed that any object or information in the universe can travel...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:53:53 PST
Pocket Lens Spherometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Lens-Spherometer/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:40:38 PST
Secured MacBook Air with Portable External Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Secured-MacBook-Air-with-Portable-External-Monitor/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:49:24 PST
Power Logic Probe http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Logic-Probe/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:09:48 PST
Raspberry PI + Motorola Lapdock http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-PI-Motorola-Lapdock/
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:09:06 PDT
Luminch Color LED lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Luminch-Color/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:17:23 PST
Turn paper into a speaker! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-paper-into-a-speaker/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:03:52 PST
How to Solder Without Electricity (or a Soldering Iron) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Without-Electricity-or-a-Soldering-I/
How to Solder Without Electricity (or a Soldering Iron) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/YODX/I6H7EWMH/FTIYODXI6H7EWMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/YODX/I6H7EWMH/FTIYODXI6H7EWMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/YODX/I6H7EWMH/FTIYODXI6H7EWMH.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Soldering is a valuable skill. There are a lot of situations where the ability to repair or modify electronics can really save the day. But most people don't carry a soldering iron around with them. And even if you did have a soldering iron, there is a good chance that you might not have access to e...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:26 PST
Make cool onboard videos on tools: custom mounts & closer focus for Polaroid Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-your-Polaroid-Cube-in-the-workshop-cust/
Make cool onboard videos on tools: custom mounts & closer focus for Polaroid Cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/H7RJ/I6EXF34P/F09H7RJI6EXF34P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/H7RJ/I6EXF34P/F09H7RJI6EXF34P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/H7RJ/I6EXF34P/F09H7RJI6EXF34P.SMALL.jpg Raitis Being small and having a magnetic mount first thoughts of using this camera in the workshop came before it was even available for sale. Oh, and it's also cheap enough not to require saving up for a long time to get one. It seemed like a cool tool to make interesting videos which I could post on my i...
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Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:33:31 PST
Growing Rock Candy In Only a Few Hours!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Growing-Rock-Candy-In-Only-a-Few-Hours/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:20:09 PST
An Absolute Beginners Guide To The Intel Edison http://www.instructables.com/id/Absolute-Beginners-Guide-To-The-Intel-Edison/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:48:53 PST
Raspberry Pi Portable http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Portable-1/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:52:48 PST