Instructables: exploring - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:44:15 PDT BLOX v1.01 Build Your Own Batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Batteries-1/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:12:56 PDT
Wearable Message Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Wearable-Message-Board/
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:00:20 PDT
Car Digital Compass & Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Digital-Compass-Thermometer/
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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:49:43 PDT
More Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 plus more steps ) http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Electronics-Building-Tips-in-21-plus-more-ste/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 05:39:50 PDT
HIGHFIV3D: Desktop Reassurance Device http://www.instructables.com/id/HIGHFIV3D-Desktop-Reassurance-Device/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:56:03 PDT
Double-sided PCBs with a laser cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-sided-PCBs-with-a-laser-cutter/
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Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:05:27 PDT
Marco Polo • Pinoccio Scout Camp, Day 1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Marco-Polo-Pinoccio-Scout-Camp-Day-1/
Marco Polo • Pinoccio Scout Camp, Day 1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/UN22/HTGFD4LY/FMOUN22HTGFD4LY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/UN22/HTGFD4LY/FMOUN22HTGFD4LY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/UN22/HTGFD4LY/FMOUN22HTGFD4LY.SMALL.jpg alexglow Pinoccio pictured with assistant Chester Hey there! This is a starter project that should help you break the ice with your Pinoccio Scouts. (I built it at TechShop SF.) Pinoccio is a new, open-source kit for your own personal Internet of Things. It's like an Arduino Mega that does wireless me...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:20:06 PDT
Resistor Color Wheel http://www.instructables.com/id/Resistor-Color-Wheel/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:02:33 PST
Thermoelectric Rotational Ornament http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoelectric-Rotational-Ornament/
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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:59:58 PDT
The Buzzer Glove http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Buzzer-Glove/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:14:44 PDT
CSS555 Solar Engine http://www.instructables.com/id/CSS555-Solar-Engine/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 09:44:34 PDT
Super Nintendo (SNES) Arcade Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Nintendo-SNES-Arcade-Machine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/1UIX/HSM53TUF/FA21UIXHSM53TUF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/1UIX/HSM53TUF/FA21UIXHSM53TUF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/1UIX/HSM53TUF/FA21UIXHSM53TUF.SMALL.jpg Nzen Mods The Super Nintendo. A source for some great titles and classics such as Donkey Kong Country, Super Mario World, Super Metroid, and anything else "Super". A great way to have all of these classics relived and put to new use is making an arcade machine based on the famous SNES. To bring a new environm...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:19:02 PDT
Hello World: Building a Simple Circuit with the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Hello-World-Building-a-Simple-Circuit-with-the-Oth/
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Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:51:20 PST
DIY ClockBlock (a multipurpose rechargeable timepiece) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ClockBlock-a-multipurpose-rechargeable-timepie/
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 02:07:46 PST
Mini adjustable power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-adjustable-power-supply/
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:54:53 PST
Audible Continuity Tester with Op Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Audible-Continuity-Tester-with-Op-Amp/
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:39:40 PST
Reverse Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Reverse-Engineering-1/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:36:31 PST
LED Floaties (in water!) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Water-Floaties/
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:19:12 PST
Powered Breadboard Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Powered-Breadboard-Workstation/
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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:38:31 PST
How to install a Garage Door opener in a dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-install-a-Garage-Door-opener-in-a-dashboard/
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 07:04:20 PST
U.S.S. Constitution MP3 Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/USS-Constitution-MP3-Radio/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/EUO6/HRGNQW8L/F57EUO6HRGNQW8L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/EUO6/HRGNQW8L/F57EUO6HRGNQW8L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F57/EUO6/HRGNQW8L/F57EUO6HRGNQW8L.SMALL.jpg AdventureS20 Hello, One day, while surfing the web I came across a hobbyist making dioramas of WWII battleships and displaying them in museums. I thought to my self, "that looks great so lets take it to another level". Behold, the world's first diorama MP3 radio! Due to copyright laws, I did not play music thro...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 18:12:30 PST
Encyclopedia of ATX to Bench Power Supply Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Encyclopedia-of-ATX-to-Bench-Power-Supply-Conversi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/D0LS/HR0AP061/FB0D0LSHR0AP061.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/D0LS/HR0AP061/FB0D0LSHR0AP061.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/D0LS/HR0AP061/FB0D0LSHR0AP061.SMALL.jpg russ_hensel This guide has almost every ATX computer power supply to bench power supply published to date on Instructables. It should be interesting to both those who want to do a conversion, and to those interested in the evolution of a popular topic that has been done over and over on the site. Sometimes th...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 07:37:19 PST
LED Paper Flower http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Paper-Flower/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:59:24 PST
Simple Intercom From a Pair of Old Corded Phones http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Intercom-From-a-Pair-of-Old-Corded-Phones/
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:38:32 PST
DIY littleBits http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-littleBits-Introduction/
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 10:20:43 PST
Sliding door secret compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/Sliding-door-secret-compartment/
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 04:57:05 PST
Balloonacy! - An Interactive Balloon Immersion http://www.instructables.com/id/Balloonacy-An-Interactive-Balloon-Immersion/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 13:18:00 PST
add a digital meter to your old analogical variable PSU http://www.instructables.com/id/add-a-digital-meter-to-your-old-analogical-variabl/
add a digital meter to your old analogical variable PSU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/3TAP/HQKMJBA9/FF23TAPHQKMJBA9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/3TAP/HQKMJBA9/FF23TAPHQKMJBA9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/3TAP/HQKMJBA9/FF23TAPHQKMJBA9.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi My 20 years old variable power supply is beginning to have some imprecision in measuring voltage with his analogical meter. Then I decided to add a digital meter, with which I can know exactly the voltage supplied. Since these digital meters are very cheap this is a good solution for many devices ot...
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Sat, 18 Jan 2014 07:25:25 PST
Soldering tiny SMD components the easy and fast way (with a hotplate) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-tiny-SMD-components-the-easy-and-fast-wa/
Soldering tiny SMD components the easy and fast way (with a hotplate) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/H9UG/HQHHWGXQ/FNFH9UGHQHHWGXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/H9UG/HQHHWGXQ/FNFH9UGHQHHWGXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/H9UG/HQHHWGXQ/FNFH9UGHQHHWGXQ.SMALL.jpg ArvidJense I've being doing electronics for a little while and while SMD components seemed to provide a lot of advantages, I was intimidated by their small size; "how the hell do I solder that?" But as I wanted to use a specific tiny accelerometer for my project, which only came in the minuscule 2x2mm (about 1...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:30:15 PST
Turtle Beach to Xbox ONE Adapter... The Right Way!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turtle-Beach-to-Xbox-ONE-Adapter-The-Right-Way/
Turtle Beach to Xbox ONE Adapter... The Right Way!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/Y9SG/HQ5VDMH7/FLWY9SGHQ5VDMH7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/Y9SG/HQ5VDMH7/FLWY9SGHQ5VDMH7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/Y9SG/HQ5VDMH7/FLWY9SGHQ5VDMH7.SMALL.jpg Brodnax83 I decided to do an instructable on how to make your own Turtle Beach to Xbox One adapter. Mine works perfectly and looks like I went to GameStop and bought it. There is no electrical tape or spliced wires and it is very durable. Gather Tools and Materials You will need: 1. Xbox ONE headset 2. T...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 17:28:38 PST
Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 Plus Steps ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Building-Tips-in-21-Plus-Steps-/
Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 Plus Steps ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/6Y6T/HQ7TM2KH/F6M6Y6THQ7TM2KH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/6Y6T/HQ7TM2KH/F6M6Y6THQ7TM2KH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/6Y6T/HQ7TM2KH/F6M6Y6THQ7TM2KH.SMALL.jpg russ_hensel I have been building circuits for a long time and may have picked up some ideas that may be new to more recent builders. There is nothing very hard or astonishing about the tips but they have helped me and may help you too.  In my mind a tip is not an electronics project ( but occasionally may inv...
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Wed, 8 Jan 2014 08:54:55 PST
The Tape Measure Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Tape-Measure-Antenna/
The Tape Measure Antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/03UF/HQ5K2LOL/F8H03UFHQ5K2LOL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/03UF/HQ5K2LOL/F8H03UFHQ5K2LOL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/03UF/HQ5K2LOL/F8H03UFHQ5K2LOL.SMALL.jpg jcoman Are you looking for an easy kid friendly project? Are you looking for a project to encourage a new generation of ham radio operators? This project is unusual, so it’s something that will certainly capture the attention of anyone, particularly a kid. It’s an antenna built out of PVC pipe, a tape mea...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:33:37 PST
GLO: The Midnight Message Board and RSS Display http://www.instructables.com/id/GLO-The-Midnight-Message-Board/
GLO: The Midnight Message Board and RSS Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/55QX/HQ3SRF56/FQ655QXHQ3SRF56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/55QX/HQ3SRF56/FQ655QXHQ3SRF56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/55QX/HQ3SRF56/FQ655QXHQ3SRF56.SMALL.jpg Adi M As a little kid, I remember the Glow in the Dark stars and shapes one could stick on their ceiling for night time view, frankly I remember the shapes being extremely boring Older, equipped with some basic electronics knowledge and a deep interest in innovative display systems, I thought of a way of...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 14:26:04 PST
from battery to wall wart in 10 minutes (with no soldering) http://www.instructables.com/id/from-battery-to-wall-wart-in-10-minutes-with-no-so/
from battery to wall wart in 10 minutes (with no soldering) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/5M18/HQ3ZSTF8/FPQ5M18HQ3ZSTF8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/5M18/HQ3ZSTF8/FPQ5M18HQ3ZSTF8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/5M18/HQ3ZSTF8/FPQ5M18HQ3ZSTF8.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi If you like electronic gadgets as I do, you constantly need to charge many batteries, since battery powered devices are still much common. But batteries pollute, disposal has a cost, batteries themselves are not cheap at all if you buy good quality ones. There is also another issue, many devices wor...
By: andrea biffi

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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:30:10 PST
Simple squeeze led flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-squeeze-led-flashlight/
Simple squeeze led flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/86QD/HQ4QHNQ3/FDQ86QDHQ4QHNQ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/86QD/HQ4QHNQ3/FDQ86QDHQ4QHNQ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/86QD/HQ4QHNQ3/FDQ86QDHQ4QHNQ3.SMALL.jpg IamWe Nearly 200 years ago Michael Faraday has discovered electromagnetic induction. A changing magnetic field produces an electric field in a coil. Today, there is a simple way to gain electricity from a relay and a strong magnet. I call this kinetic generator the RattleGen because, by pressing the lever...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 08:12:15 PST
Comprehensive Guide to Electronic Breadboards: A Meta Instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/Comprehensive-Guide-to-Electronic-Breadboards-A-Me/
Comprehensive Guide to Electronic Breadboards: A Meta Instructable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/JRHD/HQ1E0P6F/FBHJRHDHQ1E0P6F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/JRHD/HQ1E0P6F/FBHJRHDHQ1E0P6F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/JRHD/HQ1E0P6F/FBHJRHDHQ1E0P6F.SMALL.jpg russ_hensel Breadboards sometimes know as prototyping boards or proto boards are a quick way of working up and experimenting with electronic circuits. Originally breadboard circuits were circuits built on real wooden breadboards. Some commercial products like Atwater Kent radios were built this way. More rece...
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 15:24:38 PST
How to build a Bartop Arcade http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Bartop-Arcade/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/S3F6/HI3TY3YE/F14S3F6HI3TY3YE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/S3F6/HI3TY3YE/F14S3F6HI3TY3YE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/S3F6/HI3TY3YE/F14S3F6HI3TY3YE.SMALL.jpg djkurtz92 Based on some inspiration from Instructables, and a love for vintage video games I decided to build my own bartop arcade. Some one built one on here that I borrowed some of the methods. I too don't like emulation. I like the originals. I could give Step by Step directions on how to build this but a ...
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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:43:05 PDT
Homemade SNES Arcade Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-SNES-Arcade-Machine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/SPGW/HPZMRQ0Y/FT5SPGWHPZMRQ0Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/SPGW/HPZMRQ0Y/FT5SPGWHPZMRQ0Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT5/SPGW/HPZMRQ0Y/FT5SPGWHPZMRQ0Y.SMALL.jpg djkurtz92 This is my second entry in the homemade arcade machines. A Super Nintendo in a bartop arcade machine. I'm now up to 3 machines. Some of these pics are also of the Sega Genesis Arcade machine that I did not make build pics for. My next machine will be an original xbox running MAME with hundreds of or...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:29:58 PST
Salvaging Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvaging-Liquid-Crystal-Displays-LCDs/
Salvaging Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/TR2E/HPG4N8RC/FWRTR2EHPG4N8RC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/TR2E/HPG4N8RC/FWRTR2EHPG4N8RC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/TR2E/HPG4N8RC/FWRTR2EHPG4N8RC.SMALL.jpg Josehf Murchison Almost all electronics have some sort of human interface, from blinking lights and beeping speakers to seven segment alphanumeric and Liquid Crystal Displays. This Instructable is about salvaging and testing Liquid Crystal Displays, and a couple tricks I know to make salvaging them more successful. ...
By: Josehf Murchison

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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:23:20 PST
Aqua Garduino Mini @hydroFishAqua82 http://www.instructables.com/id/Aqua-Garduino-Mini/
Aqua Garduino Mini @hydroFishAqua82 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/A7PV/HP71Z5N6/FJPA7PVHP71Z5N6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/A7PV/HP71Z5N6/FJPA7PVHP71Z5N6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJP/A7PV/HP71Z5N6/FJPA7PVHP71Z5N6.SMALL.jpg mcmcccarthy Arduino Powered Micro Aquaponic System with Pi Camera and Twitter Feed We are creating an automated aquaponic system with mobile updates via Twitter. Sensors and motors will be controlled from an Arduino while the entire system, including mobile updates, will be orchestrated by a Raspberry Pi. Tw...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:51:20 PST
Paperduino 2.0 with Circuit Scribe - Paper Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Paperduino-20-with-Circuit-Scribe/
Paperduino 2.0 with Circuit Scribe - Paper Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/G7P6/HPBS1OOF/FLZG7P6HPBS1OOF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/G7P6/HPBS1OOF/FLZG7P6HPBS1OOF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLZ/G7P6/HPBS1OOF/FLZG7P6HPBS1OOF.SMALL.jpg Electroninks What if making an Arduino, or wiring up an Arduino was as easy as printing one out? In this tutorial we printed our own Arduino Pro Mini board using a pen plotter and the Electroninks Circuit Scribe (a rollerball pen with highly conductive ink). Within 15 minutes we printed the board, placed compone...
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Tue, 17 Dec 2013 19:49:57 PST
Scales for analphabetic people http://www.instructables.com/id/Scales-for-analphabetic-people/
Scales for analphabetic people - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/9XWY/HP8OKUWD/FXM9XWYHP8OKUWD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/9XWY/HP8OKUWD/FXM9XWYHP8OKUWD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXM/9XWY/HP8OKUWD/FXM9XWYHP8OKUWD.SMALL.jpg janw For my dayjob, I work with people who have physical and mental disabilities. Some of these people are also analphabetic and that can sometimes cause problems for the work they have to do. One of the jobs they do is repackaging sweets. The problem is that repackaging sweets is always based on weight ...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:41:59 PST
Dance Notification Network http://www.instructables.com/id/Dance-Button/
Dance Notification Network - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/896U/HP0CRFMQ/FI0896UHP0CRFMQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/896U/HP0CRFMQ/FI0896UHP0CRFMQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/896U/HP0CRFMQ/FI0896UHP0CRFMQ.SMALL.jpg tripish Ever since finishing school I regularly hear friends saying "I'm sad I didn't take more electronics / programming / web dev classes and really learn how to use it." In the 3 years I've been out of school, I feel I've learned more practical design skills in new domains than I learned in all 6 years o...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 02:05:27 PST
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/4X4X4-LED-Cube-w-Arduino-Uno/
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SMALL.jpg laurenk As someone who is very new to digital electronics this LED cube was fun to make, challenging and a great lesson in soldering. If you have some patience (64 LED's to solder!) and steady hands, this project will be well worth it in the end! Materials & Tools Materials: -64 LED's ( I used 3mm one...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:25:54 PST
Meditation Mandala http://www.instructables.com/id/Meditation-Mandala/
Meditation Mandala - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/TPPJ/HOUG6XB0/FTVTPPJHOUG6XB0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/TPPJ/HOUG6XB0/FTVTPPJHOUG6XB0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTV/TPPJ/HOUG6XB0/FTVTPPJHOUG6XB0.SMALL.jpg eliz_julia Hi! We are Eliz and Julia. We are both graduate students in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts. Being a student in NYC can sometimes be stressful. We needed to remind ourselves to breathe so we created a mediation mandala lamp that's powered by breath. The light changes colors as you in...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 12:12:33 PST
Ultrasonic measuring tape http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-measuring-tape/
Ultrasonic measuring tape - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/RPOM/HOUFS59D/FYURPOMHOUFS59D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/RPOM/HOUFS59D/FYURPOMHOUFS59D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYU/RPOM/HOUFS59D/FYURPOMHOUFS59D.SMALL.jpg pityukecske This time I will try something new. To make sure I don't forget about important steps of the build process, I will write the instructable while I am soldering, making measurements, locating software bugs. Hopefully this will allow everyone to follow what I have to say, and why I am saying it. Let's ...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 14:00:23 PST
SMART FORT – interactive hideout for kids http://www.instructables.com/id/SMART-FORT-interactive-hideout/
SMART FORT – interactive hideout for kids - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/GUY0/HP71GX1Z/F7FGUY0HP71GX1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/GUY0/HP71GX1Z/F7FGUY0HP71GX1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/GUY0/HP71GX1Z/F7FGUY0HP71GX1Z.SMALL.jpg VidhiG A tent with interactive lights and sounds embedded in 3 cushions. One cushion using conductive fabric acts as a control to choose the combination of light and sound to create a fun environment. One cushion is embedded with a speaker. The third cushion has RGB lights inside. WATCH THE VIDEO! Smart...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 09:10:22 PST
Batkid Tech #3: Wrist-Projector Communicator http://www.instructables.com/id/Batkid-Tech-3-Wrist-Projector-Communicator/
Batkid Tech #3: Wrist-Projector Communicator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/O5VM/HOVUB9NC/FK7O5VMHOVUB9NC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/O5VM/HOVUB9NC/FK7O5VMHOVUB9NC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/O5VM/HOVUB9NC/FK7O5VMHOVUB9NC.SMALL.jpg LabRat Welcome to Batkid Tech #3! (the exciting conclusion of this series) Here's why I'm writing this: Pretty much every wish Make-A-Wish grants involves having custom stuff built. Sweaters, posters, tiaras, hovercraft... and they're awesome and fun to work with. Here's where you volunteer. Note:...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 08:57:29 PST
UberCool MiNi RECHARGEABLE POWER SUPPLY http://www.instructables.com/id/UberCool-MiNi-RECHARGEABLE-POWER-SUPPLY/
UberCool MiNi RECHARGEABLE POWER SUPPLY - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/K841/HOSLKM9P/F61K841HOSLKM9P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/K841/HOSLKM9P/F61K841HOSLKM9P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/K841/HOSLKM9P/F61K841HOSLKM9P.SMALL.jpg abhishek7xavier MiNi RECHARGEABLE POWER SUPPLY
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 05:22:25 PST
Variable 0-12V, Digitally Controlled, Power Supply using a Laptop Wall Wart & Ardunio http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-0-12V-Digitally-Controlled-Power-Supply-u/
Variable 0-12V, Digitally Controlled, Power Supply using a Laptop Wall Wart & Ardunio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/NKKW/HOUFWKBT/F59NKKWHOUFWKBT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/NKKW/HOUFWKBT/F59NKKWHOUFWKBT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/NKKW/HOUFWKBT/F59NKKWHOUFWKBT.SMALL.jpg digman The goal of this Instructable is to make a functional, Ardunio digitally controlled, power supply. We tested the supply and controller so that you can grab your old laptop wall wart (output voltage between 14 and 20V), connect it to the supply's Vin line and digitally specify what output voltage you...
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Thu, 5 Dec 2013 14:21:43 PST