Instructables: exploring - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 10 Feb 2016 20:58:32 PST BLOX v1.01 My DIY Car Automation Computer! http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Car-Automation-Pc/
My DIY Car Automation Computer! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/6YPZ/IKFRU5J2/FEV6YPZIKFRU5J2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/6YPZ/IKFRU5J2/FEV6YPZIKFRU5J2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/6YPZ/IKFRU5J2/FEV6YPZIKFRU5J2.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby My 1999 Honda Civic is an old vehicle. She lacks lots of features that modern vehicle come as stock. I wanted the following functions implemented into my car:1. Control of the air conditioning including engine load management during wide open throttle and driving up inclines. 2. Control of the light...
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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:21:25 PST
Smart Traffic Lights for EMERGENCY Vehicles http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Traffic-Lights-for-EMERGENCY-Vehicles/
Smart Traffic Lights for EMERGENCY Vehicles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/PCPO/IKECRMOE/FUCPCPOIKECRMOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/PCPO/IKECRMOE/FUCPCPOIKECRMOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/PCPO/IKECRMOE/FUCPCPOIKECRMOE.SMALL.jpg groversarvesh00 In India there is no option in traffic lights to give way to emergency vehicle which is being implemented in this project. This will help to reduce the daily task of the traffic policeman and also provide easy way to the Ambulance or Emergency Vehicle regularly as there is no technique for this in I...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2016 08:39:48 PST
Bicycle USB Output http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-USB-Output/
Bicycle USB Output - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/30QK/IKEAI2I4/F4430QKIKEAI2I4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/30QK/IKEAI2I4/F4430QKIKEAI2I4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F44/30QK/IKEAI2I4/F4430QKIKEAI2I4.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz hello everybody,i use portable usb powerbanks for most of my projects (usb heated clothing, smart plant pot). and i also bike a lot. so i decided to create a very cheap, "clip on" power source to charge these batteries. it can then be used to charge a smartphone, tablet basically anything that needs...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:54:38 PST
Music Box Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Box-Doorbell/
Music Box Doorbell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/D4JD/IKA2E9RK/F7ND4JDIKA2E9RK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/D4JD/IKA2E9RK/F7ND4JDIKA2E9RK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/D4JD/IKA2E9RK/F7ND4JDIKA2E9RK.SMALL.jpg cdesjardins My apartment in Amsterdam has a very old and extremely loud doorbell. I decided to make a new one, because I was tired of being startled every time someone rang the doorbell. I had a music box sitting around, and an arduino mega, and I have a few prototype shields for the Mega that I designed a whil...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 07:23:16 PST
LED Heart Photo Frame - Make a Perfect Valentine's or Birthday Present http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Heart-Photo-Frame-Make-a-Perfect-Valentines-or/
LED Heart Photo Frame - Make a Perfect Valentine's or Birthday Present - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/XJI3/IK8MWSS2/FIPXJI3IK8MWSS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/XJI3/IK8MWSS2/FIPXJI3IK8MWSS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/XJI3/IK8MWSS2/FIPXJI3IK8MWSS2.SMALL.jpg Dejan Nedelkovski Hello! In this instructable I will show you how you can make this awesome LED Heart Photo Frame. For all Electronics Enthusiasts! Make the perfect Valentine's, Birthday or Anniversary present for your loved ones!You can watch the Demo Video of this project on the video below and read the step by ste...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:59:37 PST
Robotic Music Player and Sequencer With LittleBits AKA Fruityloops IRL http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Music-Player-and-Sequencer-With-LittleBits/
Robotic Music Player and Sequencer With LittleBits AKA Fruityloops IRL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/JAN5/IK77HLBD/FG4JAN5IK77HLBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/JAN5/IK77HLBD/FG4JAN5IK77HLBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/JAN5/IK77HLBD/FG4JAN5IK77HLBD.SMALL.jpg lamedust So I, along with many other mammals, love to make music! I make goofy sounds, fun raps, but often I find myself playing music by myself and I wish I had a robot friend that can lay down some wicked beats. That's why I made a drum and tone sequencer with the littleBits synth kit platform. Similar to...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:50:58 PST
International Space Station Tracker/Pointer http://www.instructables.com/id/International-Space-Station-TrackerPointer/
International Space Station Tracker/Pointer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/6QIL/IJYV9S03/F7V6QILIJYV9S03.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/6QIL/IJYV9S03/F7V6QILIJYV9S03.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/6QIL/IJYV9S03/F7V6QILIJYV9S03.SMALL.jpg practicalengineering There’s a growing movement of people who believe that our space agencies are underfunded and that humanity isn’t paying enough attention to our present accomplishments and future plans in space exploration. Well, I know one way to direct attention to something: Point at it. This is the first prototy...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:49:24 PST
How to make a low-power Power Supply Unit from discarded DVD player http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Low-Power-Supply-From-a-Discarded-DV/
How to make a low-power Power Supply Unit from discarded DVD player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SMALL.jpg Qwertypat Have had enough of taping together batteries or making tagliatelli of wires to provide some volts for your electronic project? Yes you have !Instead of buying a new PSU (power supply unit) why not use a power circuit board of discarded A/V equipment or other home appliances. Many audiovisual devices...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:17:49 PST
METER STAND http://www.instructables.com/id/METER-STAND/
METER STAND - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/E3CS/IK4AKH4Y/FNIE3CSIK4AKH4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/E3CS/IK4AKH4Y/FNIE3CSIK4AKH4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/E3CS/IK4AKH4Y/FNIE3CSIK4AKH4Y.SMALL.jpg oldmaninSC THUMP...my meter fell over AGAIN.I worked in a shop with six other people.And every day this happened even thoughsome meters have a junky wire stand tokeep the meter upright. But try to change scales or pull too hard on the leadsand THUMP. So for thirty years I was going to make a proper stand...tom...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:59:38 PST
Extreme Duty Pan & Tilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Duty-Pan-Tilt/
Extreme Duty Pan & Tilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/1LZ0/IK4AGEQL/FGG1LZ0IK4AGEQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/1LZ0/IK4AGEQL/FGG1LZ0IK4AGEQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/1LZ0/IK4AGEQL/FGG1LZ0IK4AGEQL.SMALL.jpg magnethead I'm always tinkering in CAD and playing with actobotics. I put a simple tilt mechanism on my Cheetah 150 tripod/boom last year using a 90 degree bracket and 1/2 RPM motor. The problem I had was that the 1/2 RPM motor had just enough internal gear slop that wind would change the position of the camer...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:46:43 PST
Clap Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Clap-Switch-1/
Clap Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/ZZVZ/IK2X93Q9/FBLZZVZIK2X93Q9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/ZZVZ/IK2X93Q9/FBLZZVZIK2X93Q9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/ZZVZ/IK2X93Q9/FBLZZVZIK2X93Q9.SMALL.jpg Samartist Hello Friends,Here is a clap switch. You can turn any home appliance on/off with a clap. I personally designed the circuit for better accuracy and customized filtration. You can see the working of the switch in the video attached.I hope you will enjoy building this project. Circuit Explanation Th...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 09:37:53 PST
Measuring Light Intensity With Flowstone http://www.instructables.com/id/Measuring-Light-Intensity-With-Flowstone/
Measuring Light Intensity With Flowstone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/2XVB/IJYUKVMT/F9V2XVBIJYUKVMT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/2XVB/IJYUKVMT/F9V2XVBIJYUKVMT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/2XVB/IJYUKVMT/F9V2XVBIJYUKVMT.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby A component of the automation system I'm building is the ability to measure light intensity, specifically the incident light on my car's dashboard. I use a touchscreen netbook and a Labjack U3-HV to create this windows based automation system.Here is how I achieved the software reading of real world...
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:36:14 PST
Convert Your Old Laptop Battery Into a Power Bank http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-Your-Old-Laptop-Battery-Into-a-Power-Bank/
Convert Your Old Laptop Battery Into a Power Bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/IONE/IK1HRDC4/FQKIONEIK1HRDC4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/IONE/IK1HRDC4/FQKIONEIK1HRDC4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQK/IONE/IK1HRDC4/FQKIONEIK1HRDC4.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how to convert a battery from an old laptop into a power bank which can charge an ordinary phone 4 to 5 times with a single charge. Let's get started! Watch the video! The video gives you a basic overview which steps are necessary to create your own power bank. But...
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 07:58:22 PST
Zero Real Estate Bypass Capacitor for Prototype Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Zero-Real-Estate-Bypass-Capacitor-for-Prototype-Ci/
Zero Real Estate Bypass Capacitor for Prototype Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/YFZW/IK2UYZKO/F75YFZWIK2UYZKO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/YFZW/IK2UYZKO/F75YFZWIK2UYZKO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/YFZW/IK2UYZKO/F75YFZWIK2UYZKO.SMALL.jpg rakrupski This is a simple method for bypassing the power and ground leads of an IC or MCU which has the following advantages:Capacitor lead length is as short as possible.The capacitor takes up zero board space.Here's how to do it: Bend the capacitor leads to fit Using needle nose pliers or other suitable...
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:55:37 PST
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/1-Motor-Driver-Circuit-for-Arduino/
$1 Motor Driver Circuit For Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Q/GUMS/IJX7CN1U/F1QGUMSIJX7CN1U.SMALL.jpg Imetomi The story of this motor shield is that I wanted to make a robot for my multifunctional brainwave controlled system and I decided to share this with you. It's a very simple circuit I used the L293D IC that is a dual bridge motor driver IC. I also added an output for a servo motor. Finally this circui...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:17:19 PST
Shake Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-Generator/
Shake Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/9V56/IJUCLGCL/F969V56IJUCLGCL.SMALL.jpg The Oakland Toy Lab This takes some shake to make! Time to make some light with the original shake weight, the piston generator. No batteries needed! Just some good old fashioned human power. This is one of my favorites for an introduction to electro-magnetism, and works great in concert with showing that electricity c...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:07:54 PST
How to control a stepper motor with an FPGA http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Control-a-Stepper-Motor-With-an-FPGA/
How to control a stepper motor with an FPGA - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/915S/IJUAC85M/FG1915SIJUAC85M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/915S/IJUAC85M/FG1915SIJUAC85M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG1/915S/IJUAC85M/FG1915SIJUAC85M.SMALL.jpg kaitlyn1franz This instructable will guide you through the process and some background knowledge on how to get a stepper motor working on an FPGA. Specifically a Nema Stepper Motor, with the Digilent Basys 3 and Digilent PmodSTEP. Currently I'm deep in the process of making a claw game with the brain as an FPGA. ...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 11:07:26 PST
Change a watch battery without tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Change-a-watch-battery-with-more-than-simple-tools/
Change a watch battery without tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/7CI0/GE7LBHRS/FRP7CI0GE7LBHRS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/7CI0/GE7LBHRS/FRP7CI0GE7LBHRS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/7CI0/GE7LBHRS/FRP7CI0GE7LBHRS.SMALL.jpg WYN soldier For this instructable, I inspired myself of all those watches battery changing tutorials videos because they all have a tool in comon : The screwdriver for watches. I thought that it was useless to buy that tool.All you need is :-a watch with a back you can unscrew ( like in the picture )-a pair of ...
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Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:30:54 PDT
Component Tester - Test almost anything !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Component-Tester-Test-Almost-Anything-/
Component Tester - Test almost anything !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZT/WTME/IJRHRPK9/FZTWTMEIJRHRPK9.SMALL.jpg baweja_akshay Being an Electronics student or hobbyist, you may have thought of getting a tester that could test almost anything "THE ELECTRONICS COMPONENTS, OBVIOUSLY!!"Now what if I tell you that you can have one and that too made by yourself under INR 600 only (USD 10).Coming upon COMPONENT TESTER so it can te...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 07:23:31 PST
DIY TIC TAC POWER SUPPLY http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-TIC-TAC-POWER-SUPPLY/
DIY TIC TAC POWER SUPPLY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/Y17A/IJQO7996/F6RY17AIJQO7996.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/Y17A/IJQO7996/F6RY17AIJQO7996.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6R/Y17A/IJQO7996/F6RY17AIJQO7996.SMALL.jpg diyfuntech Hey Guys This Is my first Instructable,I really Thank You For Opening this Instructable and spending your 5 minutes to read it.In this instructable I am going to show you the DIY TIC TAC POWER SUPPLYIt Is Capable of supplying upto 35v from 5vWe can also measure voltages with itLets Get Started.You C...
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 05:56:10 PST
Repair IPhone Home Button With Earplug. http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-IPhone-Home-Button-With-Earplug/
Repair IPhone Home Button With Earplug. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/WPKO/IJRFIVOG/FZMWPKOIJRFIVOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/WPKO/IJRFIVOG/FZMWPKOIJRFIVOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZM/WPKO/IJRFIVOG/FZMWPKOIJRFIVOG.SMALL.jpg eelislehtinen Missing home button? No money for expencive repairs? This is right instructable for you! Step 1 Cut small piece of earplug. Step 2 Push your piece and fit it into your home buttons hole. Done Works perfectly!
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 02:07:49 PST
Light the Lamp Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-the-Lamp-Build/
Light the Lamp Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SXAP/IJQO2GBI/F8FSXAPIJQO2GBI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SXAP/IJQO2GBI/F8FSXAPIJQO2GBI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SXAP/IJQO2GBI/F8FSXAPIJQO2GBI.SMALL.jpg John Helfen Congratulations! If you have reached this point you are in the home stretch. All you have left to do is put everything together.By the end of this Instructable you will be able to place your 3D printed Stanley Cup Trophy into the trophy stand to "Light the Lamp" after you score a goal in table top h...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 18:26:22 PST
Flip Clock Repair (Panasonic RC-6030) http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-Clock-Repair/
Flip Clock Repair (Panasonic RC-6030) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/FYKJ/IJRHNI98/F47FYKJIJRHNI98.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/FYKJ/IJRHNI98/F47FYKJIJRHNI98.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F47/FYKJ/IJRHNI98/F47FYKJIJRHNI98.SMALL.jpg cheapreviews Hey Fixers. My wife gave me a vintage flip clock for Christmas, the Panasonic RC-6030. Unfortunately for me, only a partially functioning clock arrived. In this Instructable, I repair the two parts that were no good, the burnt out 40 year old bulb and the noisy motor that still haunts my dreams. ...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 15:44:04 PST
Heart Tee Shirt http://www.instructables.com/id/Heart-Tee-Shirt/
Heart Tee Shirt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/7YZ6/IJQ02602/FN27YZ6IJQ02602.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/7YZ6/IJQ02602/FN27YZ6IJQ02602.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN2/7YZ6/IJQ02602/FN27YZ6IJQ02602.SMALL.jpg emilydaub Wear your heart on your sleeves? No! Wear it on your chest! Simple and quick; a great first wearable project! This shirt you can wash and wear everyday. Here, we explore the concept of making wearables more comfortable with the use of sculpty. Gather your materials Things You'll Need Tee shirt or...
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Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:17:21 PST
Simple, Cheap and Multiplatform Robotic Arm - Powered by Viper http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cheap-and-Multiplatform-Robotic-Arm-Powered/
Simple, Cheap and Multiplatform Robotic Arm - Powered by Viper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/C1M7/IJM05AN4/F5LC1M7IJM05AN4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/C1M7/IJM05AN4/F5LC1M7IJM05AN4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5L/C1M7/IJM05AN4/F5LC1M7IJM05AN4.SMALL.jpg masteruan Creates with Viper, a simple robotic arm with a Nucleo board, two servo motors and a cheap laser indicator. You can move the arm by writing the coordinates that express the degrees. For the comunication to the Nucleo board, you can use a serial port, and a simple Viper protocol. Follow the simple st...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 02:11:38 PST
Mini Decibels - a simple volume meter with an electret mic & LM3916 http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Decibels-a-Simple-Volume-Meter-With-an-Electr/
Mini Decibels - a simple volume meter with an electret mic & LM3916 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/YJHB/IJLRTWRF/FKYYJHBIJLRTWRF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/YJHB/IJLRTWRF/FKYYJHBIJLRTWRF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/YJHB/IJLRTWRF/FKYYJHBIJLRTWRF.SMALL.jpg markmoran After blinking an LED and mixing the colors in an RGB one, another popular beginner's circuit is an analog volume meter.In mid-2008, joe published his excellent instructable showing how to build a VU meter on a breadboard using an LM3916, a 10-segment LED bar graph, a few resistors and capacitors, a...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:09:17 PST
GSM IFTTT Button http://www.instructables.com/id/GSM-IFTTT-Button/
GSM IFTTT Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/CT1J/IJKAE7WL/FSACT1JIJKAE7WL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/CT1J/IJKAE7WL/FSACT1JIJKAE7WL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/CT1J/IJKAE7WL/FSACT1JIJKAE7WL.SMALL.jpg brandonhawkes We've seen Amazon's Dash button and similar ESP8266 powered WiFi buttons that trigger things when pressed.The downside to these buttons are that they don't work on the go, and are tied to a single network. If you want to take these outside the range of your WiFi network, they don't work.Alternativel...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:52:14 PST
Pencil Box Triple Output Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Pencil-Box-Triple-Output-Power-Supply/
Pencil Box Triple Output Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/5OV1/IJKEOX7M/FLN5OV1IJKEOX7M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/5OV1/IJKEOX7M/FLN5OV1IJKEOX7M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/5OV1/IJKEOX7M/FLN5OV1IJKEOX7M.SMALL.jpg ajoyraman Re-purpose your old mobile phone chargers into a triple output power supply for bread-boarding analog and digital circuits.Mobile phone chargers which connect to the utility wall outlet are efficient switch-mode-power-supplies which convert the utility 110V/220V AC supply to 5V/6V DC with current ra...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:21:05 PST
Audio Amp TDA2003 http://www.instructables.com/id/Audio-Amp-TDA2003/
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:18:58 PST
LED Bookmark http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bookmark-2/
LED Bookmark - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/XKOP/IJKCGS3E/F4OXKOPIJKCGS3E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/XKOP/IJKCGS3E/F4OXKOPIJKCGS3E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/XKOP/IJKCGS3E/F4OXKOPIJKCGS3E.SMALL.jpg Akward_Midget1 In this Instructable, I will teach you how to make a bookmark that glows and can help you read in low light situations.It will still function as a bookmark, but it will have about an inch of it sticking out of it.This Instructable is for the Make it Glow contest. Acquire the Necessary Materials F...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:08:04 PST
DIY USB Extension Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-Extension-Cable/
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:31:47 PST
Web Connected Weather Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Connected-Weather-Station/
Web Connected Weather Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/0NPF/IJIX75WM/FIR0NPFIJIX75WM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/0NPF/IJIX75WM/FIR0NPFIJIX75WM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/0NPF/IJIX75WM/FIR0NPFIJIX75WM.SMALL.jpg spiot Build a weather station to show and log wind speed, wind direction, atmospheric pressure, rainfall, humidity and temperature. I made use of the panStamp NRG 2 chip to send the data from the weatherstation to a WiFithing master device.I am a cofounder of WiFithing and it is currently on Kickstarter,...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:18:23 PST
ESP8266 Wifi Timer Switch for AC Loads http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Wifi-Timer-Switch-for-AC-Loads/
ESP8266 Wifi Timer Switch for AC Loads - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/J5O2/IJIX46KB/FBPJ5O2IJIX46KB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/J5O2/IJIX46KB/FBPJ5O2IJIX46KB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/J5O2/IJIX46KB/FBPJ5O2IJIX46KB.SMALL.jpg kumaran512 This instructable is based on ESP8266 version ESP-01 which is programmed as wifi timer for switching AC loads.As ESP-01 has only 2 GPIOs, only 2 loads can be controlled, here my necessity is to control one AC load in timer delay off mode.Before proceeding further have good info about ESP8266 and its...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:03:20 PST
LED star http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Star-2/
LED star - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/QM2N/IJIX59SQ/F5XQM2NIJIX59SQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/QM2N/IJIX59SQ/F5XQM2NIJIX59SQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/QM2N/IJIX59SQ/F5XQM2NIJIX59SQ.SMALL.jpg bitwiseOwl 1. felt star (cut from template)2. LED3. battery holder ("E" tab is positive)4. CR2032 3V coin cell battery5. needle (embroidery size 7)6. conductive threadOptional materials: needle threader, pliers, embroidery floss, stuffing Test LED Sandwich the battery with the LED legs. The longer leg...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 05:46:20 PST
attiny2313 based electronic hourglass http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny2313-Based-Electronic-Hourglass/
attiny2313 based electronic hourglass - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/G9TU/IJIZ55SF/F1ZG9TUIJIZ55SF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/G9TU/IJIZ55SF/F1ZG9TUIJIZ55SF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1Z/G9TU/IJIZ55SF/F1ZG9TUIJIZ55SF.SMALL.jpg artworker I got an arduino a long time back to play around. Made some basic projects to start with. But never quite liked using it. No, arduino is awesomely good. But the some pain points were:It needed 5V to powerIt's pin outs are a little complicated to work with considering we use jumper wiredIt is heart b...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:03:21 PST
Scooter Glove Box Bluetooth Boombox http://www.instructables.com/id/Scooter-Glove-Box-Bluetooth-Boombox/
Scooter Glove Box Bluetooth Boombox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/9FT5/IJIUX0V7/FLN9FT5IJIUX0V7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/9FT5/IJIUX0V7/FLN9FT5IJIUX0V7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLN/9FT5/IJIUX0V7/FLN9FT5IJIUX0V7.SMALL.jpg ClementC8 Hi Guys,Here is my first inscrutable please provide some feedback to make the next even better !This boombox is taking advantage of the limited space of a glove box compartment of an old scooter Yamaha Beluga 80cc (2nd Gen and re-branded by MBK).It is power by 3 cells @3.7V extracted from an old lap...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:51:03 PST
Star Trek Red Alert sound effect (using 555 timers) http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Red-Alert-Sound-Effect-using-555-Timers/
Star Trek Red Alert sound effect (using 555 timers) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/CF9H/IJHJPZBQ/FVVCF9HIJHJPZBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/CF9H/IJHJPZBQ/FVVCF9HIJHJPZBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVV/CF9H/IJHJPZBQ/FVVCF9HIJHJPZBQ.SMALL.jpg transistors My family went on a Star Trek kick recently and I was trying to make something related so I made this to simulate the Star Trek red alert.First I looked online to find a circuit diagram but I couldn't find any working projects that didn't use an audio recording module. (which doesn't count!)So I had...
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 05:21:14 PST
How to Make a USB Breadboard Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-USB-Breadboard-Power-Supply/
How to Make a USB Breadboard Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/AG9Q/IJG242VL/FE9AG9QIJG242VL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/AG9Q/IJG242VL/FE9AG9QIJG242VL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/AG9Q/IJG242VL/FE9AG9QIJG242VL.SMALL.jpg victoryking I purchased many USB breadboard power supply from market but none of them fit on my bread board. Reason being non standard dimensions of breadboard. Holes are 2.54 mm apart, but total size is variable. Hence I decided to make one by myself which could fit all my breadboard.It was really simple when ...
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:04:37 PST
Self-Balancing PT (homemade Segway) http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Balancing-PT-homemade-Segway/
Self-Balancing PT (homemade Segway) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/WYPW/IJG47XR1/F01WYPWIJG47XR1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/WYPW/IJG47XR1/F01WYPWIJG47XR1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/WYPW/IJG47XR1/F01WYPWIJG47XR1.SMALL.jpg akund This Instructable is intended to share my hobbyist project: a Self-Balancing Personal Transportation (SBPT), also known as "Homemade Segway". It is an interesting project requiring a minimal knowledge in electronics and some handcraft skills. All the components can be bought in internet and the mech...
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:38:04 PST
Automatic mailbox light http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Mailbox-Light/
Automatic mailbox light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/6MCP/IJEOTP4D/FR06MCPIJEOTP4D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/6MCP/IJEOTP4D/FR06MCPIJEOTP4D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR0/6MCP/IJEOTP4D/FR06MCPIJEOTP4D.SMALL.jpg nusnus I have been the last few days in transistor heaven. The mailman brought me tilt switches from China, so why not make some use of them!In the house I live, the mailboxes are in a quite dark place. I made this light so that it will illuminate the inside of the box, helping to see the mail in dark. The...
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:05:21 PST
ESP8266 WiFi controlled aircon remote http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-WiFi-Controlled-Aircon-Remote/
ESP8266 WiFi controlled aircon remote - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/96CX/IJD559XM/FG396CXIJD559XM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/96CX/IJD559XM/FG396CXIJD559XM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/96CX/IJD559XM/FG396CXIJD559XM.SMALL.jpg beegee1962 In my first instructable Arduino Yun - Solar Panel Monitoring System I shared my small project to monitor the production of our solar panels. As we have to be very careful not to produce more energy than we consume, the next logical step is to automatically switch on appliances in the case of energy...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:10:36 PST
RGB LED constant current fade effect with transistors http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-LED-Constant-Current-Fade-Effect-With-Transist/
RGB LED constant current fade effect with transistors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/FI6J/IJD9EKKX/F08FI6JIJD9EKKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/FI6J/IJD9EKKX/F08FI6JIJD9EKKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/FI6J/IJD9EKKX/F08FI6JIJD9EKKX.SMALL.jpg nusnus I was bored so I started to fiddle around with transistors. The reason this became a LED fade and constant current circuit is just because the parts were at hand and lights in different colors is always cool. Please see attached video of the device working. The colors are overexposured but you get t...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 07:11:34 PST
Adafruit Huzzah 42 Charlieplex LED grid http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Huzzah-42-Charlieplex-LED-Grid/
Adafruit Huzzah 42 Charlieplex LED grid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/6RFE/IJD562AM/FOO6RFEIJD562AM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/6RFE/IJD562AM/FOO6RFEIJD562AM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/6RFE/IJD562AM/FOO6RFEIJD562AM.SMALL.jpg brandonhawkes What are we making?We are going to create a controllable 6x7 LED grid with minimal components.CharlieplexingCharlieplexing is a method to individually control more LEDs than pins used. This method is popular since it doesn't require any additional components like shift registers.It mostly works by c...
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 06:42:08 PST
PCB Christmas tree http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Christms-Tree/
PCB Christmas tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/JWVR/IJAACX38/FE5JWVRIJAACX38.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/JWVR/IJAACX38/FE5JWVRIJAACX38.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/JWVR/IJAACX38/FE5JWVRIJAACX38.SMALL.jpg bluqesh So I spent a lot of time here on Instructables looking at all the cool stuff, but I couldn't decide on what to build. Last Christmas I saw a really cool PCB Christmas tree at a friends place, and I decided to make one (or a few) for this year, and share it here to give something back to the communit...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:01:07 PST
Itty bitty Joule Thief http://www.instructables.com/id/Itty-Bitty-Joule-Thief/
Itty bitty Joule Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/BRTK/IJ8Z7F4M/FLQBRTKIJ8Z7F4M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/BRTK/IJ8Z7F4M/FLQBRTKIJ8Z7F4M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/BRTK/IJ8Z7F4M/FLQBRTKIJ8Z7F4M.SMALL.jpg Victor805 A Joule Thief is a simple circuit that takes advantage of the inductive kickback produced by an inductive element (a wound toroid in this case) to step up the voltage. This extra voltage at the output of the circuit can be used to power devices which would not work with the input voltage alone. In t...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 09:13:03 PST
How to Connect a Sound System http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Connect-a-Sound-System/
How to Connect a Sound System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/X4O1/IJ8Z2WNN/F5WX4O1IJ8Z2WNN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/X4O1/IJ8Z2WNN/F5WX4O1IJ8Z2WNN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5W/X4O1/IJ8Z2WNN/F5WX4O1IJ8Z2WNN.SMALL.jpg TianchenP IntroductionNowadays, having a good sound system at home is an enjoyment for music listeners. If you want to pursue a better sound quality, you must hear of something like an amplifier or an equalizer. However, building a sound system often causes problems. If not properly connected or started, the ...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 07:29:34 PST
Making a controller for a shower water heater. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Controller-for-a-Shower-Water-Heater/
Making a controller for a shower water heater. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/HL9P/IJ8WXOL6/FNUHL9PIJ8WXOL6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/HL9P/IJ8WXOL6/FNUHL9PIJ8WXOL6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/HL9P/IJ8WXOL6/FNUHL9PIJ8WXOL6.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby My shower has a heater head to give me that much needed warm water for my baths. These heaters are cost effective however easily fail if left ON when the water is turned OFF. This instructable is an after the fact publication. I have designed and built a controller to safely turn off the heater shou...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 20:16:14 PST
How to Make an Electric Toothbrush http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Electric-Toothbrush/
How to Make an Electric Toothbrush - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/YVJ6/IJ8UQ4CT/FWFYVJ6IJ8UQ4CT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/YVJ6/IJ8UQ4CT/FWFYVJ6IJ8UQ4CT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/YVJ6/IJ8UQ4CT/FWFYVJ6IJ8UQ4CT.SMALL.jpg romanursuhack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krJpqZc-YbA&feature=youtu.be To do an electric toothbrush you need!!! In today's video I'll show you a great idea on how to make an electric toothbrush at home. It didn't take a long time to me to construct a handmade electric toothbrush and share the technology...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 14:42:36 PST
Make Your Own Electric Motorized Longboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Electric-Motorized-Longboard/
Make Your Own Electric Motorized Longboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/U2KE/IJ7WRA9L/F73U2KEIJ7WRA9L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/U2KE/IJ7WRA9L/F73U2KEIJ7WRA9L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/U2KE/IJ7WRA9L/F73U2KEIJ7WRA9L.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this project I will show you how to build an electric motorized longboard from scratch. It can reach speeds up to 34km/h and travel up to 20km with a single charge. The estimated costs are around 300$ which makes it a good alternative to commercial solutions. Let's get started! Watch Part 1 of ...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 07:55:58 PST
Micro-usb 30F Supercapacitor Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-usb-30F-Supercapacitor-Flashlight/
Micro-usb 30F Supercapacitor Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/AEL6/IJ7WPTZL/FGHAEL6IJ7WPTZL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/AEL6/IJ7WPTZL/FGHAEL6IJ7WPTZL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/AEL6/IJ7WPTZL/FGHAEL6IJ7WPTZL.SMALL.jpg supercondensateur This is an example of a supercapacitor flashlight that can be charged with a standard 1A smartphone charger.French people can find the entire description here :http://www.supercondensateur.com/lampe-torche-a-supercondensateur-avec-recharge-micro-usb You will need - perfboard- micro-usb connector-...
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 07:47:16 PST