Instructables: exploring - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:13:42 PST BLOX v1.01 Fitting Dupont Connectors http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitting-Dupont-Connectors/
Fitting Dupont Connectors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/K6OV/I5J53A58/FQ2K6OVI5J53A58.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/K6OV/I5J53A58/FQ2K6OVI5J53A58.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ2/K6OV/I5J53A58/FQ2K6OVI5J53A58.SMALL.jpg baelza.bubba One of the things that you can do yourself (and pretty cheaply) is to make your own connecting wires.Making your own connecting wires means that you are free of the tyranny of the length and colour of connectors/jumpers that you need to buy, it is MUCH cheaper and you are never going to be short of ...
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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/
200kW AC Motor Controller for Electric Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/NU6W/I5J4WGTA/FY9NU6WI5J4WGTA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/NU6W/I5J4WGTA/FY9NU6WI5J4WGTA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/NU6W/I5J4WGTA/FY9NU6WI5J4WGTA.SMALL.jpg MPaulHolmes Electric cars are the future, and are beginning to take off today. However, they are still pretty expensive. A 3 phase AC motor is the absolute standard for car companies when they make an electric vehicle. The Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, etc... All of the big boys use AC. It has a num...
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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
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/
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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...
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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 Solderdoodle Pro 2.0, which uses the same circuit as Power Stacker, and pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sold...Power Stacker is a portable, modular, USB rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Stac...
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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/
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Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:45:49 PST
Sugru Cable Tie http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugru-Cable-Tie/
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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
Halloween Talking Skull with Animated Eyes http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Talking-Skull-with-Animated-Eyes/
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:08:46 PST
Power Management Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Management-Monitor/
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Sat, 29 Nov 2014 17:56:36 PST
DIY Solar+Wind House http://www.instructables.com/id/WindSolar-Powered-House/
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Fri, 28 Nov 2014 08:43:07 PST
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-In-The-Dark-Bicycle/
Glow In The Dark Bicycle "Tron Style" - DIY Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL9/YS8J/I2S6PNOX/FL9YS8JI2S6PNOX.SMALL.jpg victordoes In this tutorial we are going to learn how simple it is to transform your regular bike to an awesome and safer bike! To great things in once...!Things required: Glow in the dark Paint Paper Towel Brush8x UV LED (Very important that it is UV!!)4x 330Ohm Resistor 9v battery9v battery connectorElectric...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:17:43 PST
Movember Beard Furry http://www.instructables.com/id/Movember-Beard-Furry/
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:55:35 PST
Junk Mail Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-Mail-Hack/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:47:24 PST
Intel IoT Analytics Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Intel-IoT-Analytics-Dashboard/
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 10:25:14 PST
portable 20w solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/portable-20w-solar-charger/
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Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:21 PST
ATtiny85 Two-Channel Lead Acid Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny85-Two-Channel-Lead-Acid-Battery-Charger/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:27:49 PST
Kid stuff (Big kids too) http://www.instructables.com/id/Kid-stuff-Big-kids-too/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/4N8U/I2F226JY/FXX4N8UI2F226JY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/4N8U/I2F226JY/FXX4N8UI2F226JY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/4N8U/I2F226JY/FXX4N8UI2F226JY.SMALL.jpg alhazen Stuff to do with the kids. Kid's Green Tech - Solar Garden Lamp Kit Good take home project. Mass producing LED powering wind turbines in a kids workshop Cheap working model that might work with water wheel and hand crank too. Wind Turbine/s For Free! (Small 8"inch Blades) Inexpensive Min...
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:46:23 PST
Automated Talking Skull http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Talking-Skull/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:56:25 PST
Sony Action Cam Pole http://www.instructables.com/id/Sony-Action-Cam-Pole/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 10:55:09 PST
Make custom cables with hot glue and shrinking tube http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-custom-cables-with-hot-glue-and-shrinking-tub/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 15:53:54 PST
Motorized Evil Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Evil-Shield/
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Wed, 5 Nov 2014 20:36:01 PST
"Easy" Made Railgun http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Made-Railgun/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:24:18 PDT
Retro Tech Shades http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Tech-Shades/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:51:34 PDT
Scent-imental Notification System http://www.instructables.com/id/Scent-imental-Notification-System/
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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:20:56 PDT
Recycled Spotlight for Camping (12V DC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Spotlight-for-Camping-12V-DC/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:22:22 PDT
Fix Any Video Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Any-Video-Game-Controller/
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:03:29 PDT
Planterbot - The Plant Monitoring Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Planterbot-The-Plant-Monitoring-Robot/
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:09:41 PDT
Super Simple Inductor Joule Thief! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Inductor-Joule-Thief/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:47:48 PDT
GU-81 VTTC http://www.instructables.com/id/GU-81-VTTC/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:13:31 PDT
littleBits Projects: Halloween Creepy Portrait http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Projects-Halloween-Creepy-Portrait/
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Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:44 PDT
Computer aided plant care system http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-aided-plant-care-system/
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Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:45:57 PDT
Pizza Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Pizza-Button/
Pizza Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/I4K7/I1C3US0V/FH9I4K7I1C3US0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/I4K7/I1C3US0V/FH9I4K7I1C3US0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH9/I4K7/I1C3US0V/FH9I4K7I1C3US0V.SMALL.jpg 10DotMatrix Sophomore college men, New Yorkers, late-night techies, and the truly lazy: welcome to your fantasy. Introducing the ultimate upgrade in gastronomical technology, the Pizza Button. No need to pick up the phone to order pizza anymore. Simply press this button and wait while it orders delivery pizza...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:42:42 PDT
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 1: Monitoring Water Flow - Plumbing Free - Using A Piezo And Pinoccio Mesh Networking http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-The-World-One-Drop-At-A-Time-Part-1-Monitorin/
Save The World One Drop At A Time, Part 1: Monitoring Water Flow - Plumbing Free - Using A Piezo And Pinoccio Mesh Networking - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/PP4R/I15KZLKT/FYAPP4RI15KZLKT.SMALL.jpg buchananwp Water is cheap, but California is in one of the worst droughts ever right now. Let's face it: we can't fix the drought. However, some CA residents are actively running out of drinking water. At the municipal level it's difficult to enact immediate change, but we can change how we use our water at ho...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 16:21:17 PDT