Instructables: exploring - technology - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:55:54 PST BLOX v1.01 cryptext http://www.instructables.com/id/cryptext/
cryptext - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/U7ER/I2WENSHD/F3VU7ERI2WENSHD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/U7ER/I2WENSHD/F3VU7ERI2WENSHD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/U7ER/I2WENSHD/F3VU7ERI2WENSHD.SMALL.jpg stephensdrake I have seen many creative ways to make your flash drive stand out, but I wanted to do something original so I designed a cryptext using Solid Works to house a flash drive. Design a cryptext Use your preferred cad package to design a cryptext that fits together with the desired clearance between...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:33:40 PST
"9 Degrees of Freedom" IMU http://www.instructables.com/id/9-Degrees-of-Freedom-IMU/
"9 Degrees of Freedom" IMU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/2GSY/I2WENV74/FLQ2GSYI2WENV74.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/2GSY/I2WENV74/FLQ2GSYI2WENV74.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/2GSY/I2WENV74/FLQ2GSYI2WENV74.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei I'm working on a project that requires full orientation information, so I built an Inertial Measurement Unit from scratch. I really like the 9DOF IMU board that Sparkfun makes - the calibration code that comes with it is fantastic - but I wanted to redesign the board so that it could be made at a m...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:19:16 PST
Musical Neopixels (WS2812B) http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Neopixels-WS2812B/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:54 PST
Steampunking a Dodocase VR http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunking-a-Dodocase-VR/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:44:55 PST
Arduino Modules - L298N Dual H-Bridge Motor Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Modules-L298N-Dual-H-Bridge-Motor-Controll/
Arduino Modules - L298N Dual H-Bridge Motor Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/H67H/HZDYEGS4/FZ5H67HHZDYEGS4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/H67H/HZDYEGS4/FZ5H67HHZDYEGS4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ5/H67H/HZDYEGS4/FZ5H67HHZDYEGS4.SMALL.jpg Reichenstein7 Quick and simple start guide for using and exploring an L298N Dual H-Bridge Motor Controller module with an Arduino.The model in the example I am using is from Ebay. Materials needed: L298N Dual H-Bridge Motor Controller module (various models will work) Male to Female jumper wires An Arduino, any f...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:34:08 PDT
DS3231 OLED clock with 2-button menu setting and temperature display http://www.instructables.com/id/DS3231-OLED-clock-with-2-button-menu-setting-and-t/
DS3231 OLED clock with 2-button menu setting and temperature display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/D4LS/I2TR2F19/F57D4LSI2TR2F19.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/D4LS/I2TR2F19/F57D4LSI2TR2F19.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/D4LS/I2TR2F19/F57D4LSI2TR2F19.SMALL.jpg df99 UPDATE: I updated the code so that setting the clock does not affect the seconds accuracy - no resyncing of seconds required.UPDATE: I removed the personal messages from the clock code for the "Pusheen" version in the download linksVideo at:: http://youtu.be/ikNw1iLE9vgThis is an OLED clock I built ...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:52:24 PST
Designing a 3D printed beaded ball chain drive pulley for Stepper Motor NEMA 17 on TinkerCAD http://www.instructables.com/id/Designing-a-3D-printed-beaded-ball-chain-drive-pul/
Designing a 3D printed beaded ball chain drive pulley for Stepper Motor NEMA 17 on TinkerCAD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/4L5B/HZFDSLVI/F9V4L5BHZFDSLVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/4L5B/HZFDSLVI/F9V4L5BHZFDSLVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/4L5B/HZFDSLVI/F9V4L5BHZFDSLVI.SMALL.jpg anisabboud In this instructable, I will explain how to design a 3D printed beaded ball chain drive pulley that works with the Stepper Motor NEMA 17.In one of my projects in the CMSC838F class at the University of Maryland (taught by Prof. Jon Froehlich), we put a stuffed bunny on the lab's window, and using Mi...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:22:24 PDT
Seismometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Seismometer/
Seismometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/JLB9/I2VLGRZN/FN8JLB9I2VLGRZN.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix Seismometers are instruments that measure motion in the ground, like the shaking produced by earthquakes. This seismometer is great for the amateur geologist because it is made from a few easy-to-find parts. Its design (based on a project found here) uses the electromagnet found in a typical audio...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:56:47 PST
Dog Wearables (Live Streaming Dog Camera) http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-Streaming-Dog-Camera/
Dog Wearables (Live Streaming Dog Camera) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/DVMR/I2VLGQKS/FY8DVMRI2VLGQKS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/DVMR/I2VLGQKS/FY8DVMRI2VLGQKS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/DVMR/I2VLGQKS/FY8DVMRI2VLGQKS.SMALL.jpg ekarweta This is a project of a live streaming camera I made with my friend Jeff for our Physical Computing Class at the VCU Brandcenter. It was inspired by the relationship five little girls I used to babysit have with my dog Borealis. I wanted to give them a way to see his adventures online now that we liv...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 10:31:01 PST
How to Draw Sweet 3D Graphics for LED cubes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Draw-Sweet-3D-Graphics-for-LED-cubes/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:04:06 PST
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-of-the-L3D-Cube-Idea-to-Product-in-Four-Mon/
Making of the L3D Cube: Idea to Product in 4 Months - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/1VDN/I2VLEEU7/F4X1VDNI2VLEEU7.SMALL.gif sfrayne Four months ago we were fucked.Oh, but that's putting the cart before the horse - which as we all know is a no no. First, a brief background: I'm part of a volumetric imaging company, Looking Glass. We invented volumetric printing the previous year as a way to seed the ground for our big dream of ...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 02:23:41 PST
VortoLight - Internet of Things lamp with spark.io http://www.instructables.com/id/VortoLight-Internet-of-Things-lamp-with-sparkio/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:20:29 PST
Stirling Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Stirling-Engine-3/
Stirling Engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/UBNI/I2VLGBRR/F9LUBNII2VLGBRR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/UBNI/I2VLGBRR/F9LUBNII2VLGBRR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9L/UBNI/I2VLGBRR/F9LUBNII2VLGBRR.SMALL.jpg jRamonGalindo Dedicated to all those wise and illustrious deans and students.Foreword.The Stirling engine is a heat engine with low noise and toxic emissions, this engine can use any external power source coming to have zero emissions when using solar energy. In the near future, these applications are likely to h...
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 22:00:45 PST
IcosaLEDron: A Multi LED Smart Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/IcosaLEDron-A-Multi-LED-Smart-Ball/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:09:42 PST
Is Cold Air Coming into Your Home? http://www.instructables.com/id/Is-Cold-Air-Coming-into-Your-Home/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:30 PST
IN-12 nixie clock http://www.instructables.com/id/IN-12-nixie-clock/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 11:01:13 PST
DIY cheep/safe heated water dish for pets http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-cheepsafe-heated-water-dish-for-pets/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:25:30 PST
CD/DVD Bipolar Motor Driver W/o Microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/CDDVD-Bipolar-Motor-Driver-Wo-Microcontroller/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:33:41 PST
Convert a 40 years old DIA slide projector to a Decent DIY Projector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-40-years-old-DIA-slide-projector-to-a-De/
Convert a 40 years old DIA slide projector to a Decent DIY Projector! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7R3K/I2S6P4WC/FDT7R3KI2S6P4WC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7R3K/I2S6P4WC/FDT7R3KI2S6P4WC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7R3K/I2S6P4WC/FDT7R3KI2S6P4WC.SMALL.jpg ToutHackAmon This hack made in Cairo Hackerspace .We needed a projector in the Hackerspace for The Internet of things build night and other workshops , courses and our Friday hacker movie night .The problem is that we can't afford buying a real projector , so we made our last "Hacker Scouts event " a trip to the...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:01:36 PST
Installing a Killswitch into a guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Killswitch-into-a-guitar/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:26:22 PST
Lifepo4 solar storage battery bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Lifepo4-solar-storage-battery-bank/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:38:45 PST
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Bicycle/
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SMALL.jpg victordoes In this tutorial we are going to learn how simple it is to transform your regular bike to an awesome and safer bike! To great things in once...!Things required: Glow in the dark Paint Paper Towel Brush8x UV LED (Very important that it is UV!!)4x 330Ohm Resistor 9v battery9v battery connectorElectric...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:17:43 PST
Astable Multivibrator http://www.instructables.com/id/Astable-Multivibrator-1/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 04:31:50 PST
Easy Bust modeling http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Bust-modeling/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:38:32 PST
"Hack" Webcams EASY http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-Webcams-EASY/
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Sat, 29 Mar 2008 09:53:29 PDT
3D Light Painting http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Light-Painting/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:13:53 PST
Cheap Arduino Controlled Light Sockets - Reverse Engineering RF http://www.instructables.com/id/5-RF-Controlled-Light-Sockets/
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08:42:11 PST
Satellite Radio Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/Satellite-Radio-Boombox/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:21:47 PST
Simple Arduino LED Color Sensor For Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-LED-Color-Sensor-For-Beginners/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:49:02 PST
Build your own cheap USB MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-MIDI-Controller/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:34:57 PST
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Strobe-Lights-for-Towing-Plowing-Etc/
LED Strobe Lights for Towing Plowing Etc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/NUJC/I1ETWJHS/FSFNUJCI1ETWJHS.SMALL.jpg rjkorn I recently traded in my big pickup for a blazer. the big truck had a full size light bar on the roof but the blazer has a sunroof so I cant go that way again. I looked at different hideaway strobes and I even have an old twin tube strobe dashboard plow light but where's the fun in using something ...
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:22:47 PDT
Movember Beard Furry http://www.instructables.com/id/Movember-Beard-Furry/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:55:35 PST
Microcontroller Register Manipulation http://www.instructables.com/id/Microcontroller-Register-Manipulation/
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:28:43 PST
Gongbutton: Big button to control your gongs http://www.instructables.com/id/Gongbutton-Big-button-to-control-your-gongs/
Gongbutton: Big button to control your gongs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/J8VB/I2P3PFFP/F9FJ8VBI2P3PFFP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/J8VB/I2P3PFFP/F9FJ8VBI2P3PFFP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9F/J8VB/I2P3PFFP/F9FJ8VBI2P3PFFP.SMALL.jpg narced133 At the Stripe office, there's a tradition of ringing a gong at meal times. As we grew, I built a cluster of networked robotic gongs to keep the tradition alive throughout the office (see instructable for Gongbot). The Gongbutton sits in the kitchen to trigger all of the Gongbots. Gongbutton shares m...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:16:46 PST
Simple Arduino Sunrise Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-Sunrise-Lamp/
Simple Arduino Sunrise Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/HEK0/GKAYXVZY/FY4HEK0GKAYXVZY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/HEK0/GKAYXVZY/FY4HEK0GKAYXVZY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/HEK0/GKAYXVZY/FY4HEK0GKAYXVZY.SMALL.jpg PKM Hate waking up in the dark? Me too.  I found a cheap 24 LED lamp and thought it would be fairly easy to make it turn on slowly using my Arduino, which should help banish some of those "waking up in the dark" winter blues. You'll need: - a "camping" LED lamp- I used one like this one - an Arduino or...
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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 14:16:42 PST
Copy your keys with SUGRU http://www.instructables.com/id/Copy-your-door-keys-with-SUGRU/
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Sat, 1 Nov 2014 09:48:40 PDT
3D Printed Head Light Motor Gear http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Head-Light-Motor-Gear/
3D Printed Head Light Motor Gear - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/YJ3D/I2Q1IDEF/F42YJ3DI2Q1IDEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/YJ3D/I2Q1IDEF/F42YJ3DI2Q1IDEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/YJ3D/I2Q1IDEF/F42YJ3DI2Q1IDEF.SMALL.jpg RocketScientist I've had a 2000 Firebird since I was 16 and I've been driving it daily. I'm very nostalgic for the car, and though it's showing a lot of wear I try my best to keep it in shape. But after almost 15 years the teeth of the headlight motor gear sheared off and the passenger light made a 'jackhammer' sou...
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:46:30 PST
SparkTwister: A Wearable Game Using the Spark.io Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/SparkTwister-A-Wearable-Game-Using-the-Sparkio-Spa/
SparkTwister: A Wearable Game Using the Spark.io Spark Core - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/I32W/I2P3NY32/FJVI32WI2P3NY32.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/I32W/I2P3NY32/FJVI32WI2P3NY32.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/I32W/I2P3NY32/FJVI32WI2P3NY32.SMALL.jpg borchers SparkTwister is a physical game for 4 or more players. Each player wears a simple controller bracelet made of a Spark.io board with a SparkButton shield and an RGB sensor. When the game starts, all LEDs on your bracelet light up in the same color. Now you have to find another player with the same co...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:43:45 PST
3D to 2D to 3D Fabrication Techniques http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-to-2D-to-3D-Fabrication-Techniques/
3D to 2D to 3D Fabrication Techniques - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/N0G2/I2P3NCQC/F0XN0G2I2P3NCQC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/N0G2/I2P3NCQC/F0XN0G2I2P3NCQC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0X/N0G2/I2P3NCQC/F0XN0G2I2P3NCQC.SMALL.jpg lime3D Three dimensional (3D) design is fantastic. I have been using three dimensional design CAD tools for over 25 years. (Even if I have a two dimensional project, I generally model it in a high-end three dimensional CAD tool.) You can probably tell from my instructables member name that I am a big fan!T...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:34:33 PST
Butch the Lighted Grinch http://www.instructables.com/id/Butch-the-Lighted-Grinch/
Butch the Lighted Grinch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/ZDHJ/I2N6RBQN/FTJZDHJI2N6RBQN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/ZDHJ/I2N6RBQN/FTJZDHJI2N6RBQN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTJ/ZDHJ/I2N6RBQN/FTJZDHJI2N6RBQN.SMALL.jpg hughh The lighted Grinch project is an Arduino based Christmas lighting system. It involves the use of multiple Leds attached to an Arduino Uno. The lights move back and forth in a similar fashion to Kit on the old Knight Rider show. They are attached in a regular Santa Hat. Materials Needed. 8 led ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:00:29 PST
How To Upgrade Your Household Computer Into A Gaming PC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Turn-Your-Household-Computer-Into-A-Gaming-/
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:34:02 PDT
The Don't-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dont-Leave-Home-Without-It-Machine/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:03:00 PST
Turn-Taking Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Taking-Device/
Turn-Taking Device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/R7BB/I2N6RLF0/FETR7BBI2N6RLF0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/R7BB/I2N6RLF0/FETR7BBI2N6RLF0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FET/R7BB/I2N6RLF0/FETR7BBI2N6RLF0.SMALL.jpg rachel_yalisove Conversation analysts consider turns to be the most basic unit of conversation. As you would imagine, the intricacies of turn-taking have been well documented by researchers, and this process always involves the careful transcription of pre-recorded conversation.I am no expert but wanted to develop ...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:55:18 PST
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
Turn your Arduino into a 4 voice wavetable synth with only a few components... http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-your-Arduino-into-a-4-voice-wavetable-synth-w/
Turn your Arduino into a 4 voice wavetable synth with only a few components... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4J8P/H1JUH7HL/F0G4J8PH1JUH7HL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4J8P/H1JUH7HL/F0G4J8PH1JUH7HL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0G/4J8P/H1JUH7HL/F0G4J8PH1JUH7HL.SMALL.jpg madshobye Multiple synthesizer projects have been done for the Arduino, but few have been able to utilize the full power of the Arduino processor. DZL from GeekPhysical wrote a 4 voice wavetable synthesizer that is one of the more advanced software based synths for the Arduino.  It has wavetables included (si...
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Wed, 2 May 2012 13:40:02 PDT
Intel IoT Analytics Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-IoT-Analytics-Dashboard/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:25:14 PST
DIY slim NeoPixel strip with Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-slim-NeoPixel-strip-with-Spark-Core/
DIY slim NeoPixel strip with Spark Core - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/NLK4/I2KSN13S/F3JNLK4I2KSN13S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/NLK4/I2KSN13S/F3JNLK4I2KSN13S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/NLK4/I2KSN13S/F3JNLK4I2KSN13S.SMALL.jpg zerblatt007 We needed some edge lightning for an edge-lit sign we are making for #HackBergen hackerspace.To make the sign easier to make I would like the LEDs to be on a strip which is as slim as possible. NeoPixel strips+chips for sale appear to be 10mm or wider. However ws2812b 5050 chips are 5mm wide, allow...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:04:25 PST
Good Morning Sunshine: The littleBits Wakeup Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Good-Morning-Sunshine-The-littleBits-Wakeup-Machin/
Good Morning Sunshine: The littleBits Wakeup Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/LQ69/I2MXWDEG/FXRLQ69I2MXWDEG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/LQ69/I2MXWDEG/FXRLQ69I2MXWDEG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXR/LQ69/I2MXWDEG/FXRLQ69I2MXWDEG.SMALL.jpg littleBits A cloud-connected circuit that automatically opens up your curtains and plays a wake up sound every morning at sunrise (or other time of your choosing).Using IFTTT we can send a trigger signal through the cloudBit at a scheduled time every day. This signal goes down both wires of the Split Module. O...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:26:55 PST
Useful Gestures - sculpture series http://www.instructables.com/id/Useful-Gestures-sculpture-series/
Useful Gestures - sculpture series - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/2PLY/I2N6NU4H/F2G2PLYI2N6NU4H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/2PLY/I2N6NU4H/F2G2PLYI2N6NU4H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/2PLY/I2N6NU4H/F2G2PLYI2N6NU4H.SMALL.jpg xbremer Useful gestures was inspired by the Marshall McLuhan quote, “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us.” This series of sculptures explores human tool-making from the earliest, primitive material extensions of our bodies to the highly complex, computer-controlled data-verse we live in tod...
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:24:37 PST
Insult your neighbors this Christmas with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Insult-your-neighbors-this-Christmas-with-arduino/
Insult your neighbors this Christmas with arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/UI4X/I2LMFKGK/F89UI4XI2LMFKGK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/UI4X/I2LMFKGK/F89UI4XI2LMFKGK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/UI4X/I2LMFKGK/F89UI4XI2LMFKGK.SMALL.jpg ywyjrgrasc Last December I was kind of pissed of at my neightbors so I wired my Chistmas lights to blink an insulting phrase in Morse Code . I was sure nobody would notice but doing it made me happy nevertheless.Yesterday I posted about it in reddit.com (link ) and so much people approved that I had to show ho...
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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:51:29 PST