Instructables: exploring - workshop - home-theater - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:23:24 PDT BLOX v1.01 Hacking an old laptop into a 3D projector http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-an-old-laptop-into-a-3D-projector/
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 15:57:17 PST
A PC enclosed into an IKEA Benno TV furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/A-PC-enclosed-into-an-IKEA-Benno-TV-furniture/
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 00:51:04 PDT
French Cleat Monitor/TV Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/French-Cleat-MonitorTV-Mount/
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 23:04:45 PDT
DIY Low Cost Porjector Ceiling Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Low-Cost-Porjector-Ceiling-Mount/
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Wed, 27 Mar 2013 08:58:04 PDT
Acoustic Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Panel/
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 11:50:31 PDT
$5 Home Theater for March Madness http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-50-Home-Theater-Projector-for-March-Madnes/
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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 09:31:08 PDT
The Pianorgan Vintage Media Hub http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Pianorgan-Vintage-Media-Hub/
The Pianorgan Vintage Media Hub - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/QWIY/HD4VPJH3/FWEQWIYHD4VPJH3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/QWIY/HD4VPJH3/FWEQWIYHD4VPJH3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWE/QWIY/HD4VPJH3/FWEQWIYHD4VPJH3.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu It is very difficult to install modern entertainment units in the "formal" living room without taking away some of its status. Men are generally blind to this and would, without hesitation, install a shiny black 50" TV on the wall along with some towering speakers and some sort of shelf to house the...
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Wed, 27 Feb 2013 10:59:44 PST
Run TV Cables Above a Fireplace http://www.instructables.com/id/Run-TV-Cables-Above-a-Fireplace/
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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:29:07 PST
DIY "Hidden" Video Projector Folding Shelf, Carbon fiber look http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hidden-Video-Projector-Folding-Shelf-Carbon/
DIY "Hidden" Video Projector Folding Shelf, Carbon fiber look - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/KLZ6/HCV9CFFG/FHTKLZ6HCV9CFFG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/KLZ6/HCV9CFFG/FHTKLZ6HCV9CFFG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHT/KLZ6/HCV9CFFG/FHTKLZ6HCV9CFFG.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen It has been about a year when i last time had the chance to do something to here, my two year old boy has been keeping me very busy and of course there is some homework to do to school. This instructables is about how to make video projector shelf that is cheap and reliable, but also stylish. The ...
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Sat, 9 Feb 2013 14:21:27 PST
Outdoor Projector Screen on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/Outdoor-Projector-Screen-on-a-Budget/
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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 09:11:29 PST
My Homecinema Screenwall http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Homecinema-Screenwall/
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 09:04:33 PST
My Industrial looking HomeCinema, Build on Budget, Installation http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Industrial-looking-HomeCinema-Build-on-Budget/
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Sun, 13 Jan 2013 11:37:17 PST
Pie-tenna, The simplest HDTV antenna possible, possibly. http://www.instructables.com/id/Pie-tenna-The-simplest-HDTV-antenna-possible-pos/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/HF57/H9T4CNR8/FEJHF57H9T4CNR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/HF57/H9T4CNR8/FEJHF57H9T4CNR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/HF57/H9T4CNR8/FEJHF57H9T4CNR8.SMALL.jpg Tool Using Animal Pie-tenna was born out of a desire to make as simple an HDTV antenna as possible. Retail antennas are too expensive for what they are. And other antenna plans? Who wants to measure, make fractals and really, who keeps baluns on hand anymore? So, after much googling, and patent searches...... The o...
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Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:55:40 PST
Change your TV cord so it works with your TV mount. http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-your-TV-cord-so-it-works-with-your-TV-mount/
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Wed, 12 Dec 2012 17:00:36 PST
How to Make a Shoebox iPhone/iPod Projector (WITH TEST VIDEO) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Shoebox-iPhoneiPod-Projector/
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Wed, 31 Oct 2012 22:30:31 PDT
TV Lift Cabinet - Shelves http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-Lift-Cabinet-Shelvesfoo/
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Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:36:56 PDT
Simple and cheap indoor TV antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-cheap-indoor-TV-antenna/
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Mon, 8 Oct 2012 09:22:01 PDT
Klipsch Quintet Speaker stands http://www.instructables.com/id/Klipsch-Quintet-Speaker-stands/
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Thu, 20 Sep 2012 07:18:01 PDT
How to Wall Mount a Television (using a Cheetah Mount) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Wall-Mount-a-Television-using-a-Cheetah-Mo/
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 14:44:09 PDT
Four Steps to Build an Ambilight for Projector Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Four-Steps-to-Build-an-Ambilight-for-Projector-Scr/
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 01:45:20 PDT
Fun Backyard Cinema http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-Backyard-Cinema/
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Fri, 27 Jul 2012 07:27:18 PDT
Hardwood floor|standing speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Hardwood-floorstanding-speakers/
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Thu, 5 Jul 2012 17:56:50 PDT
How to make a bezel for a tv screen/ video game monitor - I made it at TechShop Detroit! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bezel-for-a-tv-screen-video-game-mo/
How to make a bezel for a tv screen/ video game monitor - I made it at TechShop Detroit! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/43IF/H0OJ6E2Y/F3S43IFH0OJ6E2Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/43IF/H0OJ6E2Y/F3S43IFH0OJ6E2Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3S/43IF/H0OJ6E2Y/F3S43IFH0OJ6E2Y.SMALL.jpg doublthink I am building a M.A.M.E. (multiple arcade machine emulator) cabinet up here at Techshop Detroit and I needed to make a bezel to frame up the monitor.  Here are the steps I took to make this one nice and clean .http://www.techshop.ws Gather you materials Start with a 4'x8' sheet of MDF and a 4'x8...
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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:17:51 PDT
Slate: the simple, customizable, minimalistic entertainment center. http://www.instructables.com/id/Slate-the-simple-customizable-minimalistic-ente/
Slate: the simple, customizable, minimalistic entertainment center. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/RVZT/GZ6I5UT8/F7JRVZTGZ6I5UT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/RVZT/GZ6I5UT8/F7JRVZTGZ6I5UT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/RVZT/GZ6I5UT8/F7JRVZTGZ6I5UT8.SMALL.jpg ideasofchris It starts out easy enough: A boy, building furniture with his dad. Well, we wanted to build furniture, but all they did was build one horrendously overbuilt rolling cabinet. Ten years later, facing a disgusting, messy living room, an angry cat, and a guttural, manly need to create: he decided to do...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 23:55:52 PST
Flat Screen TV Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Flat-Screen-TV-Cover/
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Sun, 8 Jul 2007 13:58:29 PDT
How to Make a TV Lift cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-TV-Lift-cabinet/
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Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:26:53 PST
the concrete and mdf tv bench http://www.instructables.com/id/the-concrete-and-mdf-tv-bench/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/FBTN/GYKVXIU3/FIMFBTNGYKVXIU3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/FBTN/GYKVXIU3/FIMFBTNGYKVXIU3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/FBTN/GYKVXIU3/FIMFBTNGYKVXIU3.SMALL.jpg Grovkillen When me and my girlfriend where looking for a tv bench to house our arsenal of home electronics we got horrified by the price tags on things. We couldn't find a bench big enough at least none that would cost less than what we make in a week, together. Well, that's just it... lets make our own! Afte...
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Mon, 13 Feb 2012 12:22:41 PST
How to make a projector for your iPod/iPhone for about a $1 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-projector-for-your-iPodiPhone-for-a/
How to make a projector for your iPod/iPhone for about a $1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/R6W4/GVHH294F/FDER6W4GVHH294F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/R6W4/GVHH294F/FDER6W4GVHH294F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/R6W4/GVHH294F/FDER6W4GVHH294F.SMALL.jpg MattBothell This is a fun easy project that anyone can make in about 15-20 minutes. The whole project only cost me a dollar and works good enough that I can enjoy an entire movie on it. The way it works is the light from your phone or iPod goes through the magnifying glass and magnifies onto the wall. The whole...
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Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:28:46 PST
Power Wash Your Vinyl Records http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Wash-Your-Vinyl-Records/
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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:57:10 PST
Hiding power cable and HDMI cable for wall-mounted TV http://www.instructables.com/id/Hiding-power-cable-and-HDMI-cable-for-wall-mounted/
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Tue, 27 Sep 2011 08:46:00 PDT
how to make an ear v.2 http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-an-ear-v2/
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Thu, 8 Sep 2011 17:07:42 PDT
Home Theater Projector Screen on a Budget http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Theater-Projector-Screen-on-a-Budget/
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Sat, 16 Feb 2008 00:04:39 PST
How to take apart TV http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-take-apart-TV/
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Wed, 1 Oct 2008 11:07:04 PDT
Cinema Room and bar (aka "The Man Cave") http://www.instructables.com/id/Cinema-Room-and-bar-aka-The-Man-Cave/
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Sat, 18 Jun 2011 05:40:08 PDT
Speaker Wires Under Baseboards http://www.instructables.com/id/Speaker-Wires-Under-Baseboards/
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Sat, 30 Apr 2011 10:33:26 PDT
Dell W5001C 50" plasma fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Dell-W5001C-50quot-plasma-fix/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2009 06:43:21 PDT
Interactive Multitouch Display http://www.instructables.com/id/Interactive-Multitouch-Display/
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Fri, 29 Jun 2007 06:36:06 PDT
Backyard Theater http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Theater/
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Thu, 1 Nov 2007 16:14:17 PDT
LED Projector Lamp v.1.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Projector-Lamp-v10/
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Thu, 27 May 2010 14:51:08 PDT
Cheap & simple media projector with a recycled ikea lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-simple-media-projector-with-a-recycled-ike/
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Thu, 18 Feb 2010 14:32:28 PST
Cheap Portable Projector Screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Portable-Projector-Screen/
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Mon, 25 Jan 2010 22:51:14 PST
Use an LCD Monitor as a TV Without a Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-an-LCD-Monitor-as-a-TV-without-a-Computer/
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Sun, 4 Mar 2007 17:08:29 PST
Build a Large DB8 HDTV Antenna: Big Bertha http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Large-DB8-HDTV-Antenna-Big-Bertha/
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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 15:31:17 PDT
Hidden Cabinet http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-Cabinet/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2009 13:55:15 PDT
Disappearing TV with Pop Up TV Lift Mounted Behind Furniture http://www.instructables.com/id/Disappearing-TV-Mounted-Behind-Furniture-With-Pop-/
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Mon, 9 Mar 2009 15:28:21 PDT
How to make a fractal antenna for HDTV / DTV plus more on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-fractal-antenna-for-HDTV-DTV-plus-/
How to make a fractal antenna for HDTV / DTV plus more on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/HBS5/FP8NM7XM/FD0HBS5FP8NM7XM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/HBS5/FP8NM7XM/FD0HBS5FP8NM7XM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD0/HBS5/FP8NM7XM/FD0HBS5FP8NM7XM.SMALL.jpg williamruckman This instructable is from: http://ruckman.net/archives.htm#FEATURED and submitted by William Ruckman of http://ruckman.net The first thing I would like to discuss is a little history, theory, and uses for fractal antennas. Fractal antennas are a recent discovery. First discovered back in 1988 by...
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Sat, 3 Jan 2009 06:44:39 PST
Projectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Projectors/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/AAWW/FOVXOAMJ/F1PAAWWFOVXOAMJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/AAWW/FOVXOAMJ/F1PAAWWFOVXOAMJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/AAWW/FOVXOAMJ/F1PAAWWFOVXOAMJ.SMALL.jpg Instructables Guides Do you wish your tv screen were bigger and on the wall? Well now it can be, with a projector! I know flat screens are all the rage these days, but nothing beats watching our amazing little friends Frodo and Sam traipse around Mordor in the 100+ inch, larger than life movie action that a projector de...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2008 17:27:46 PST
HDTv Antenna on a Direct TV mount. http://www.instructables.com/id/HDTv-Antenna-on-a-Direct-TV-mount/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2008 11:30:00 PDT
Cheap Improved LCD Overhead Projector http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Improved-LCD-Overhead-Projector/
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Sat, 17 May 2008 11:45:14 PDT
Add a third LCD to your portable screen DVD player http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-a-third-LCD-to-your-portable-screen-DVD-player/
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Sun, 27 Apr 2008 22:31:54 PDT