Instructables: exploring - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 6 Mar 2015 06:23:10 PST BLOX v1.01 Batteries No More! (LM2596 on Trimmer) http://www.instructables.com/id/Batteries-No-More-LM2596-on-Trimmer/
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Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:03:12 PST
900 LED display http://www.instructables.com/id/900-LED-display/
900 LED display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/U0GG/I6W2SWYE/F19U0GGI6W2SWYE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/U0GG/I6W2SWYE/F19U0GGI6W2SWYE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F19/U0GG/I6W2SWYE/F19U0GGI6W2SWYE.SMALL.jpg brmarcum It's very common for tech companies to have booths at trade shows to show off what they have and how their products can benefit your application, and Digilent is no exception. With the ECEDHA conference coming up, Digilent Marketing Director Larissa Swanland decided we needed something big and flash...
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 16:27:07 PST
Modern Continuity Tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Modern-Continuity-Tester/
Modern Continuity Tester - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/MAFN/I6NI9Z56/FIGMAFNI6NI9Z56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/MAFN/I6NI9Z56/FIGMAFNI6NI9Z56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/MAFN/I6NI9Z56/FIGMAFNI6NI9Z56.SMALL.jpg braulio777 Modern Continuity Tester is a tool so that you can verify the continuity in the circuits that you do, and it´s imperative that the voltage usage be from 5V to 12VDC for avoiding accidents. This project is based in an LM358, a LED for monitoring its result, and a trimmer of 5K for adjusting it. With ...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 00:07:01 PST
Device Charging with a Multi-turbine (on faucet, wind, bike, while sporting and etc.) http://www.instructables.com/id/Device-Charging-with-a-Multi-turbine-on-faucet-win/
Device Charging with a Multi-turbine (on faucet, wind, bike, while sporting and etc.) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/6O0H/I6NIAQME/FK86O0HI6NIAQME.SMALL.jpg Imetomi I love every green energy gadgets and devices but they are specialized only for one electricity generator like a solar cell or a wind turbine. the wind turbine chargers are big and they can't be used as a hydroturbine. I tried to make a waterproof multiturbine that can be powered by wind or by any f...
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:08:27 PST
DIY CONTINUITY TESTER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CONTINUITY-TESTER/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 04:55:26 PST
Sleek ESP8266 Breadboard Adapter with Pin LABEL http://www.instructables.com/id/Sleek-ESP8266-Breadboard-Adapter-with-Pin-LABEL/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:12:07 PST
Simple Blinking LED Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Blinking-LED-Circuit/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:05:48 PST
Build the Pennyloop UHF Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-Pennyloop-UHF-Antenna/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 07:22:02 PST
Easy Crank Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Crank-Generator/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:18:25 PST
SolarAssist: A Smartphone Modification http://www.instructables.com/id/SolarAssist-A-Smartphone-Modification/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 04:23:09 PST
Portable Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Charger-4/
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:43:18 PST
Turn paper into a speaker! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-paper-into-a-speaker/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:03:52 PST
Homemade Electronic Drum Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Electronic-Drum-Kit/
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Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:33:05 PST
DIY AA Batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Batteries/
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Fri, 20 Feb 2015 04:59:48 PST
SONY Move 4 PC THINGY! Virtual Reality Motion Controller $15 http://www.instructables.com/id/Sony-Move-4-PC-THINGY/
SONY Move 4 PC THINGY! Virtual Reality Motion Controller $15 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/TQO8/I6C2OMY1/F1KTQO8I6C2OMY1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/TQO8/I6C2OMY1/F1KTQO8I6C2OMY1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1K/TQO8/I6C2OMY1/F1KTQO8I6C2OMY1.SMALL.jpg Kharlor The Sony Move controllers were ahead of their time in a lot of ways. I used them on the Playstation 3 and it was okay. Anyway now you can use these on your PC with different software that is available. The problem is it hasn't advanced much since around 2011 due to lack of interest and a way to use...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:25:59 PST
Tampa Hackerspace Robot Operation Style Game Using Chibitronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Tampa-Hackerspace-Robot-Operation-Style-Game-Using/
Tampa Hackerspace Robot Operation Style Game Using Chibitronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/8EHK/I66CXRV1/F3Z8EHKI66CXRV1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/8EHK/I66CXRV1/F3Z8EHKI66CXRV1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/8EHK/I66CXRV1/F3Z8EHKI66CXRV1.SMALL.jpg mkchronos Love the game Operation when you were a kid (or even now)? Ever want to make your own, but with a robot instead? We'll show you how, with using a Chibitronics kit. Tools and Materials Tools and Materials - 2 x wooden boards- Alligator clips- Tweezers- 1 x floral foam board the same size as the ...
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Sun, 15 Feb 2015 22:28:08 PST
DIY Solar Bottle bulb and Mobile charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solar-Bottle-bulb-and-Mobile-charger/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:58:11 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
Solar Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/69B8/I63F0GP0/FIL69B8I63F0GP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/69B8/I63F0GP0/FIL69B8I63F0GP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIL/69B8/I63F0GP0/FIL69B8I63F0GP0.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The idea of Iron Man's infinite power Arc Reactor is awe-inspiring and led me to create the next best thing..a solar Arc Reactor night light! How it works The solar cell charges a lithium ion battery during the day and at night the LED Arc Reactor style ring switches on.The circuit uses a photo t...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
DIY Metal Etcher http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Metal-Etcher/
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 20:31:34 PST
Urinal Splash Danger Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Urinal-Splash-Danger-Meter/
Urinal Splash Danger Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/UV1Y/I5Z7LWZS/FDRUV1YI5Z7LWZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/UV1Y/I5Z7LWZS/FDRUV1YI5Z7LWZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/UV1Y/I5Z7LWZS/FDRUV1YI5Z7LWZS.SMALL.jpg Robb Here at Instructables HQ on San Francisco's Pier 9, the men's restroom had a problem.Particular pier peers persist as poor-precision pee-ers. The result of which is photographed above. (Emphasis added).Solution: Positive-peer pressure for proper peeing posture. The Urinal Spash Danger MeterA solar p...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:28:45 PST
PCB Laminator on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Laminator-on-the-Cheap/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:08:12 PST
$9 Solar, Wind and Hydro turbine (on your faucet) powered USB charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Wind-and-Hydro-on-your-faucet-turbine-powere/
$9 Solar, Wind and Hydro turbine (on your faucet) powered USB charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SMALL.jpg Imetomi In our world the rechargeabale gadgets have a very important role, but their batteries have a very low capacity, so they discharge fast. In this instructable I gonna show you how to build a USB device charger, that is powered by a solar panel or a wind/hydro turbine. It contains a rechargeable power...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:06:26 PST
What to salvage from energy saver light bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-salvage-from-energy-saver-light-bulb/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 07:35:24 PST
Joule Thief Low Voltage Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-Low-Voltage-Battery-Charger/
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 11:22:25 PST
Non Soldering Solar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Lantern/
Non Soldering Solar Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/FO1P/I5P7JERS/F0IFO1PI5P7JERS.SMALL.gif JoshuaZimmerman Outdoor solar lighting has become extremely popular in the past few years, yet how many people do you know that can explain how it works? Luckily solar is a super simple power source which we can use alongside some simple electrical tricks to make a fun project. This non soldering version is perfe...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:42:10 PST
Fitting Dupont Connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitting-Dupont-Connectors/
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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:29:03 PST
200kW AC Motor Controller for Electric Car http://www.instructables.com/id/200kW-AC-Motor-Controller-for-Electric-Car/
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Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:37:00 PST
Soldering is NOT Rocket Science! http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-is-NOT-Rocket-Science/
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Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:27:45 PST
How to make PCB at Home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-PCB-at-Home/
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 05:25:39 PST
Stay warm this winter: CPU Hand Warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-warm-this-winter-CPU-Hand-Warmer/
Stay warm this winter: CPU Hand Warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/KQ8C/I59R5T9D/FNIKQ8CI59R5T9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/KQ8C/I59R5T9D/FNIKQ8CI59R5T9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/KQ8C/I59R5T9D/FNIKQ8CI59R5T9D.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this small project I will show you how I repurposed an old AMD CPU to create a small, light and easy to use electric hand warmer. With the help of a small portable power bank this gadget can warm you up for around 2 and a half hours and can easily reach temperatures up to 60 degrees celcius. W...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:26:46 PST
Wire Dispenser/Caddy http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-DispenserCaddy/
Wire Dispenser/Caddy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/NPT7/I58ID8US/FPWNPT7I58ID8US.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/NPT7/I58ID8US/FPWNPT7I58ID8US.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/NPT7/I58ID8US/FPWNPT7I58ID8US.SMALL.jpg baelza.bubba In my new Home Office/Workshop, I've been making space for my electronics hobby. My space has to be multi-functional and it has to be able to be tidy ... I'm not a very tidy person and my workspace can quickly become an homage to kipple (read Philip K. Dick for an explanation).This instructable is a...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:05:23 PST
Helical Jacob's Ladder http://www.instructables.com/id/Helical-Jacobs-Ladder/
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Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:56:55 PST
Add Bluetooth To Any Powered Amp for $8 http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Bluetooth-To-Any-Powered-Amp-for-8/
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:02:03 PST
Oversized Music Chest, for MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/Oversized-Enclosure-Box-for-MaKey-MaKey/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:52:03 PST
Restoring Corroded Battery Contacts http://www.instructables.com/id/Restoring-Corroded-Battery-Contacts/
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:31:12 PST
The Nerd Watch http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Nerd-Watch/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 13:54:17 PST
DIY LED Projector http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Projector/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 06:43:24 PST
Yet Another DIY Flex Circuits Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-Another-DIY-Flex-Circuits-Tutorial/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 07:06:03 PST
Antimatter Excavator/Alarm Clock/Movie Prop http://www.instructables.com/id/Antimatter-ExcavatorAlarm-ClockMovie-Prop/
Antimatter Excavator/Alarm Clock/Movie Prop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/WWA9/I49RVMOG/FIOWWA9I49RVMOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/WWA9/I49RVMOG/FIOWWA9I49RVMOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIO/WWA9/I49RVMOG/FIOWWA9I49RVMOG.SMALL.jpg gizmologist Okay, it's not really antimatter, but most people that dare to think for themselves are probably on somebody's watch list, and I don't want to attract attention from any Three-Letter Agencies... And everybody knows there's no such thing as antimatter, right? Right?...Disclaimer: I am not responsible...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:56:46 PST
How to make USB OTG cable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-USB-OTG-cable/
How to make USB OTG cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/D2G0/I3THWYNK/FVPD2G0I3THWYNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/D2G0/I3THWYNK/FVPD2G0I3THWYNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/D2G0/I3THWYNK/FVPD2G0I3THWYNK.SMALL.jpg Jakes workshop Did you forgot to put an important file on your USB key or you want to type faster on your smart phone? If your one of those watch this tutorial where I build nice and compact USB OTG 'On-The-Go' cable from an old Usb connectors.Video: What you will need -First thing you are going to need is a f...
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:57:11 PST
Make your own LED Bar http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-LED-Bar/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:12:39 PST
Winter Weather Face Shield with Defogger Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Winter-Weather-Face-Shield-with-Defogger-Fans/
Winter Weather Face Shield with Defogger Fans - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/ZPKB/I3S5PYXY/FVKZPKBI3S5PYXY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/ZPKB/I3S5PYXY/FVKZPKBI3S5PYXY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVK/ZPKB/I3S5PYXY/FVKZPKBI3S5PYXY.SMALL.jpg JLung Mark 1 Winter Face ShieldLooking for a way to protect my face from harsh winter conditions, without enduring damp scarves pressed against my mouth or the excessive, mummy like, wrapping of my head, I created headgear with a magnetic visor that is defogged by tiny 5 volt fans.This instructable will g...
By: JLung

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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:53:20 PST
Power Stacker: Stackable USB Rechargeable Battery System http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Stacker-Stackable-USB-Rechargeable-Battery-S/
Power Stacker: Stackable USB Rechargeable Battery System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VFWB/I36LFW5K/FPNVFWBI36LFW5K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VFWB/I36LFW5K/FPNVFWBI36LFW5K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/VFWB/I36LFW5K/FPNVFWBI36LFW5K.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Power Stacker, and pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/powe...Power Stacker is a portable, modular, USB rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Stack them together for power hungry projects or separate...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:06:18 PST
Resistor companion http://www.instructables.com/id/Resistor-companion/
Resistor companion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/LDWT/I3KBSND6/FSQLDWTI3KBSND6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/LDWT/I3KBSND6/FSQLDWTI3KBSND6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/LDWT/I3KBSND6/FSQLDWTI3KBSND6.SMALL.jpg kokpat I know how to calculate the resistance of the resistor, but as a hobbyist, I never remember the color code and the equation. Moreover, I did not get the difference between "orange" and "red" color for those old 5% carbon resistor.One of the direct method to know the resistance is using multimeter, b...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 00:34:57 PST
Digital Chord Chart http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Chord-Chart/
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:54:46 PST
Center of gravity 'Fork Dragon' http://www.instructables.com/id/Center-of-gravity-Fork-Dragon/
Center of gravity 'Fork Dragon' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/XVUC/I3DQJQO9/FR9XVUCI3DQJQO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/XVUC/I3DQJQO9/FR9XVUCI3DQJQO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/XVUC/I3DQJQO9/FR9XVUCI3DQJQO9.SMALL.jpg honeyksh Center of gravity 'Fork Dragon'NoticesYou can get a scolding if you fail to make 'Fork Dragon'. What you need If you have a vise you're lucky. Makes the body Create a little scratch at the end of the fork. (Drill, awl, nails, etc)Causes friction until the small hole is made. (Saw file) Th...
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 18:51:04 PST
Persistence of Vision Bauble. POV Decoration. http://www.instructables.com/id/Persistence-of-Vision-Bauble-POV-Decoration/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 06:49:15 PST
Rudolph's Nose - Internet Connected! http://www.instructables.com/id/Rudolphs-Nose/
Rudolph's Nose - Internet Connected! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/J53N/I36LHMV6/F9EJ53NI36LHMV6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/J53N/I36LHMV6/F9EJ53NI36LHMV6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/J53N/I36LHMV6/F9EJ53NI36LHMV6.SMALL.jpg JackANDJude Through the "magic" of wireless power transfer, Rudolph's nose glows brightly when he is near his beloved, Clarice. Using the cloudBit and an IFTTT recipe, Rudolph's nose also glows brightly when there is snow in my area or when the Norad Santa tracker, @noradsanta tweets. I made this project to m...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:45:49 PST
Sugru Cable Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Cable-Tie/
Sugru Cable Tie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/RAX9/I1XEL495/FZDRAX9I1XEL495.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/RAX9/I1XEL495/FZDRAX9I1XEL495.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZD/RAX9/I1XEL495/FZDRAX9I1XEL495.SMALL.jpg eludemann Everyone hates unwieldy, tangled cables! You could always buy an accessory to mind your cords, or you could use some Sugru to jazz up a twist tie for a custom, DIY option. Materials Needed 1 twist tie1 mini pack of Sugru (1/2 to 1 mini pack will be used; you can get some here)Soapy water Roll o...
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:07:45 PDT
DIY AA Battery Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Battery-Holder/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 17:44:19 PDT