Instructables: exploring - technology - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:59:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 Retro-Future TV Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Future-TV-Conversion/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:51:49 PDT
Easy LED Clip-on http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-LED-Clip-on/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:38:37 PDT
3D-printable coffee table (coaster) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printable-coffee-table-coaster/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:44:12 PDT
how to make a linear actuator http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-linear-actuator/
how to make a linear actuator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/J1J1/HZDYMK16/FDMJ1J1HZDYMK16.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/J1J1/HZDYMK16/FDMJ1J1HZDYMK16.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDM/J1J1/HZDYMK16/FDMJ1J1HZDYMK16.SMALL.jpg robobot3112 Linear actuators are machines that convert rotation or any motion into a push or a pull motion.Here I am going to teach you how to make an electric linear actuator using household and hobby objects.It is very very cheap Go get the stuff All you need is a glue stickA servo modified for continuous ...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:59:06 PDT
DIY Reliable Low-Power Home Solar Backup Solution http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Reliable-Low-Power-Home-Solar-Backup-Solution/
DIY Reliable Low-Power Home Solar Backup Solution - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/LCF3/HZEWQUJA/FU5LCF3HZEWQUJA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/LCF3/HZEWQUJA/FU5LCF3HZEWQUJA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/LCF3/HZEWQUJA/FU5LCF3HZEWQUJA.SMALL.jpg kiran_cyberpro Here is a highly reliable low-cost low-power home solar backup solution. You can use this as a renewable energy power source too. Since as long as you got abundant sunlight beyond what can be charged into the batteries you can use this power to charge your gadgets. It is so small and lightweight you...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:28:20 PDT
Plastic Pail 3D Scanner for 123D Catch http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Pail-3D-Scanner-for-123D-Catch/
Plastic Pail 3D Scanner for 123D Catch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/QXAG/HZCJ3L8Z/FU8QXAGHZCJ3L8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/QXAG/HZCJ3L8Z/FU8QXAGHZCJ3L8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/QXAG/HZCJ3L8Z/FU8QXAGHZCJ3L8Z.SMALL.jpg renejsanchez Build your own 3D scanner on the cheap! All you need is less than $50 of hardware store materials, a digital camera, and 123D Catch.Why a plastic pail? 123D Catch works best using pictures taken at even intervals around an object under good lighting conditions. Using a white, translucent pail gives ...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:17:14 PDT
DIY Network Mapping Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Network-Mapping-Tool/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:23:48 PDT
Speech Controlled Quadropod http://www.instructables.com/id/Speech-Controlled-Quadropod/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:24:41 PDT
3D Printed Audio Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Audio-Jewelry/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:02:27 PDT
Turn a Flashlight Beam into a Far Reaching Spotlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Flashlight-into-a-Far-Reaching-Spotlight/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:03:58 PDT
Under the bed nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Under-the-bed-nightlight/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:44:39 PDT
How to make a super-bright LED light panel (for video work etc) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-super-bright-LED-light-panel-for-vid/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:24:30 PDT
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/22-Inch-Cinema-in-Your-Car/
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Road trips with kids can be a royal pain in the asterisk without proper entertainment. We discovered those portable DVD players a few years back and have never looked back. Our recent model went on the fritz, and I decided to kick it up a notch with some gear that I had from other projects. Unfortun...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:33:38 PDT
Reuse your old hard drive disks http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuse-your-old-hard-drive-disks/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:27:13 PDT
Quiz Game Show Buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/Quiz-Game-Show-Buzzer/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:44:43 PDT
Voice Activated Power Sockets (Home Automation) http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Activated-Power-Sockets-Home-Automation/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:09:44 PDT
Add bluetooth to your car stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-bluetooth-to-your-car-stereo/
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 09:25:59 PDT
"Raspberry PiCade" Bartop Arcade Machine powered by Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-PiCade-Bartop-Arcade-Machine-powered-by-/
"Raspberry PiCade" Bartop Arcade Machine powered by Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/USXM/HZB3NT75/FCVUSXMHZB3NT75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/USXM/HZB3NT75/FCVUSXMHZB3NT75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/USXM/HZB3NT75/FCVUSXMHZB3NT75.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome I was browsing Instructables when i came across rbates4 and his Raspberry Pi powered arcade machine. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Min... I figured hey I have a spare DVI monitor, a X-arcade stick and a desire to tinker with the Pi. I think I am going to have to remix this into a ...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:25:21 PDT
Bullet Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Bullet-Torch/
Bullet Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/PUTJ/HZCIWQHM/F79PUTJHZCIWQHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/PUTJ/HZCIWQHM/F79PUTJHZCIWQHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/PUTJ/HZCIWQHM/F79PUTJHZCIWQHM.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Turn a magnum 44 bullet into a mini torchI brought a bunch of used bullets from Etsy for a project that’s currently a work in progress. I had a heap left over and have been dreaming-up all types of projects to create.Turning a 44 magnum bullet into a torch was no easy feat. There isn’t much room in...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:11:07 PDT
Making a Pen is Easy and Fun (update) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Pen-is-Easy/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:38:28 PDT
LED Pacman Ghosts http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pacman-Ghosts/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:25:05 PDT
Regulated power supply on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Regulated-power-supply-on-the-cheap/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:46:28 PDT
DIY PCB using Liquid Photoresist http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-using-Liquid-Photoresist/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:35:29 PDT
Belt Clip For Protecting Phone & Headphone Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Belt-Clip-For-Protecting-Phone-Headphone-Cord/
Belt Clip For Protecting Phone & Headphone Cord - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/D74Y/HZ9O6EPT/F8ED74YHZ9O6EPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/D74Y/HZ9O6EPT/F8ED74YHZ9O6EPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/D74Y/HZ9O6EPT/F8ED74YHZ9O6EPT.SMALL.jpg aeastman26 This instructable will show you the design components necessary to create a belt clip to protect your phone and headphone clip.Necessary tools & materials:* 3D printer (higher resolution preferred but not necessary)* CAD software * calipers (or ruler)* headphones or earphones* phone or mp3 player ...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:56:28 PDT
DIY navigation device for blind people using Arduino and Android smart phone http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-navigation-device-for-blind-people-using-Ardui/
DIY navigation device for blind people using Arduino and Android smart phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/QU65/HZB3IDNQ/FBZQU65HZB3IDNQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/QU65/HZB3IDNQ/FBZQU65HZB3IDNQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/QU65/HZB3IDNQ/FBZQU65HZB3IDNQ.SMALL.jpg amr wasfy In this project you can cover your eyes and let your smartphone navigate you to avoid obstacles, the application is mainly a DIY navigation device for blind people. I knew that 1Sheeld is about to launch a new text to speech shield, and so I contacted them to let me use it in this project and they ...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:34:47 PDT
Machining a PCB Using an Inexpensive CNC Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Machining-a-PCB-Using-an-Inexpensive-CNC-Machine/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:06:52 PDT
Fiber Composite 3D Printing (The Bug) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Composite-3D-Printing-The-Bug/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:28:45 PDT
Shotgun Shell Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-Shell-Torch/
Shotgun Shell Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/L3X3/HZ9O6OR1/FD4L3X3HZ9O6OR1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/L3X3/HZ9O6OR1/FD4L3X3HZ9O6OR1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/L3X3/HZ9O6OR1/FD4L3X3HZ9O6OR1.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Make a mini torch out of a shotgun shell.This is a pretty simple project which will only require a few tools and materials. The most obvious thing you will need are shotgun shells. I recently acquired a box full of used shells from my local gun range (for another project) and have been thinking wh...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:19:02 PDT
Demystifying 4 pin addressable RGB LEDS http://www.instructables.com/id/Demystifying-4-pin-addressable-RGB-LEDS/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:44:25 PDT
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-crash-resistant-portable-T-Copter/
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SMALL.jpg All that i do Hello People of the world.One fine morning, I woke up and decided to find out what is going on in the world of aeromodelling. I was surprised to see the world had been overtaken by drones. There were multirotors everywhere and everyone was making one for themselves.So I decided to make one for mysel...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:43:26 PDT
DIY Electromyography http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electromyography/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:30:46 PDT
All You Need to Know About LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/All-You-Need-to-Know-bout-LEDs/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:30:18 PDT
Arduino Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Calculator/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:33:01 PDT
Ultrasonic Headtracker Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-Headtracker-Mouse/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:24:08 PDT
4x4x4 LED Cube (Arduino Uno) http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-Cube-Arduino-Uno/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:11:10 PDT
Raspberry Pi - SMS Garage Door Butler http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-SMS-Garage-Door-Butler/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:42:11 PDT
OMMC - One More Micro Centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-micro-centrifuge/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:24:52 PDT
Arduino Modules - Flame Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Modules-Flame-Sensor/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:43:05 PDT
Repair Your Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Your-Headphones-1/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:54:32 PDT
Guitar booster pedal (MPX-1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-booster-pedal-MPX-1/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:26:37 PDT
Asset Recovery Tip: How To Do An Electronics Salvage Evaluation http://www.instructables.com/id/Asset-Recovery-Tip-How-To-Do-An-Electronics-Salvag/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 14:33:37 PDT
Printer from a CD reader http://www.instructables.com/id/Printer-from-a-CD-reader/
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Sun, 3 Jul 2011 17:06:46 PDT
Bluetooth controlled arduino robot arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-controlled-arduino-robot-arm/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:28:15 PDT
Musical Floppy Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Floppy-Drives/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:43:04 PDT
Cubietruck external WiFi antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Cubietruck-external-WiFi-antenna/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:22:19 PDT
Disabling Contacless Payment on Debit Cards http://www.instructables.com/id/Disabling-Contacless-Payment-on-Debit-Cards/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:58:35 PDT
Introduction to MEL Scripting in Maya: 3D Fractals http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-MEL-Scripting-in-Maya-3D-Fractals/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:11:50 PDT
How to Use a Servo with Tessel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Servo-with-Tessel/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:47:27 PDT
Make your plant smile http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-plant-smile/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:31:27 PDT
Magnetic Gorillapod http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Gorillapod/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:32:08 PDT