Instructables: exploring - electronics - fun Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:42:01 PST BLOX v1.01 How to use electronic Circut Boards, and other things related
How to use electronic Circut Boards, and other things related - More DIY How To Projects]]> ElementMechanics This is how to use circutry boards and things.i am not old, so this is very, very, VERY basic.good for starters who want to learn robotics.lets get started! Step 1: servos and wireless connections You will need one of those wireless toys or somthing.dismantle it and get the circut board out if th...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:50:09 PDT
Lightning / Firefly Bugs Jar
Lightning / Firefly Bugs Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> RobSmithDev I was invited to help a local charity put on an event to raise some money, The theme was sunset beach, and this summoned images of beautiful skys and lighting bugs / firefly's. I know several people have created firefly jars before but I wanted something simple. I needed to make 8 of these jars, ...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:34:09 PDT
DIY UFO lamp
DIY UFO lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> aru12295 This is a UFO lamp which uses simple household items! It takes only 10-15 minutes to make and serves as a showpiece, a nightlight as well as a normal lamp!So, what are you waiting for! Let's get started! Materials All you need is :A small torch or a superbright led (with a battery)A tall plastic ...
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:31:51 PDT
Solar Hexbug Nano
Solar Hexbug Nano - More DIY How To Projects]]> BlondeJamesDean I used a solar cell from another vibrating solar powered bug which can easily be found on the internet and used it on a Hexbug Nano.It moves around as quick as when it was battery powered! Adding The Solar Cell Just solder the wires red to positive metal tab & black negative to the other metal ta...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:01:26 PDT
Phaser Guitar Pedal
Phaser Guitar Pedal - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo A phaser guitar pedal is a guitar effect that splits a signal, send one path through the circuit cleanly and shifts the phase of the second. The two signals are then mixed back together and when out of phase, cancel each other out. This creates a sound somewhat akin to a flanger or an auto-wah. This...
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:48:21 PDT
DIY simple homemade motor
DIY simple homemade motor - More DIY How To Projects]]> aru12295 This a very simple motor which is called a 'Homopolar motor'. It's a great example of how a magnetic field is produced when electricity is passed through a conductor. It is a fun project and only takes a few minutes to make.So, let's get started! Materials All you need is : 1) AA battery2) Neodym...
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Tue, 27 May 2014 08:57:13 PDT
Camera flash capacitor HACK (old but still works)
Camera flash capacitor HACK (old but still works) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fearce1 How to construct a shocking device using the capacitor in a disposable camera that has a flash tube. Take it apart! ::Note::Before thinking of taking apart the camera it would be a wise idea to make sure it is in working condition and has a flash tube. Turn the camera on then take a picture or se...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 17:57:40 PDT
Lead a workshop on Squishy Circuits for kids, even if you know nothing
Lead a workshop on Squishy Circuits for kids, even if you know nothing - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kniterly I work at a library in a low-income, high-needs community with a lot of new immigrants. So when we decided we wanted to run a Squishy Circuits maker session, I had to adapt the program to our library's environment. Many of the kids in our neighbourhood are not familiar with electronics and technolog...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 10:43:21 PDT
Pencil Lead Battery!
Pencil Lead Battery! - More DIY How To Projects]]> -MUCK This is my first Instructable so I hope everyone likes it.This can be upscaled, but for this instructable it is used as a small test to show that this could produce voltage, even if it is a small amount. Materials: -Pencil -Knife -Cup with lid -Tin foil -Water, Salt, Vinegar -S...

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:49:52 PDT
Cheap Taser Gun
Cheap Taser Gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fisher821 All you need are a few Lego pieces and a lighter ignition plug. Even the shock it weak, it still can startle people who are shocked by it. It is a piece of quarts that gets pressurized till it generate electricity. Once there is enough energy the electricity fires out of the ignition ends causing t...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:18:20 PDT
How to look like a hacker (not actual hacking)
How to look like a hacker (not actual hacking) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Moonicornian Rules - you can only change the ___ parts otherwise it wont work Commands: @echo off - looks better echo ____ - how to communicate through your batch file pause - stops movement and asks user to press any key to continue cls - clears the screen tree - looks hackerish ping -n 2 - delay ...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 14:44:33 PDT
LM317T Variable voltage power supply
LM317T Variable voltage power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIshendra After searching on internet for a nice power variable power supply based on LM317T voltage regulator i decided to design one of my own. Because i don't find a good pcb design. All the files are uploaded so you can download them. PCB is designed in Eagle Cad. MAKING THE PCB I used toner transfer m...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:59:47 PDT
Xbox 360 Slim & Regular Liquid Cooling
Xbox 360 Slim & Regular Liquid Cooling - More DIY How To Projects]]> imodfrenzy Liquid Cooling is a type of cooling for a cpu. CPUs are the brain of any device or electronic but can get hot and require cooling. Liquid cooling is very good for hot cpus, but hotter requires Liquid Nitrogen but is a time consuming task. Today were gonna be doing Liquid cooling . This works on Slim...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:55:17 PST
little Bits Bugs
little Bits Bugs - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ferrybugs Fun, buzzing, bugs. Warning: may cause annoyance to other members of household. Materials little bits pieces; p1 power i5 slide dimmer o6 buzzer i16 pulse o11 servo screw driver Craft materials; bright pens paper scissors tape or blue tack Assemble circuit Assemble little bits in following ...
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Sun, 19 Jan 2014 22:17:08 PST
Singing Arc Plasma Speaker project - revision 2.0!
Singing Arc Plasma Speaker project - revision 2.0! - More DIY How To Projects]]> -max- You've probably seen my last, failed singing arc project. I decided to give it a second attempt. Anyway, I believe I know what went wrong, which I covered in the last instructable. So after realizing that driving an inductor or transformer in the flyback mode of operation will basicly lead to failu...
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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 20:13:25 PDT
Mini Tesla Coil
Mini Tesla Coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> techno guy A few months ago I made a small desktop Tesla Coil that was powered by a 12 volt supply. When I presented it at school, everyone acted like it was something that could only be seen in a movie. So I decided to document it here to show 'iblers that you don't need very much power to get the coil to wor...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:30:39 PDT
Music Box (Off-Grid Integrated Amplifier)
Music Box (Off-Grid Integrated Amplifier) - More DIY How To Projects]]> edistograce What is the Music Box is about? The idea of the Off Grid Music Box came about during a thought process (while recovering from a severe electrical shock) of a need for high quality audio using no utility power. As an audio aficionado the unit had to drive a decent set of speakers to average sound pr...
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Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:40:22 PDT
FUN! LIGHT SWITCH BOX - More DIY How To Projects]]> JamecoElectronics Experience Level: Intermediate  |    Time Required: 4 Hours Built by ClubJameco designer ignoblegnome An incredibly fun and engaging toy for kids and adults. Press a button and something lights up. Flip a switch, and everything changes. You'll be amazed at how such incredibly unpredictable behavio...
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Wed, 26 Jun 2013 10:05:54 PDT
Paper Electronics: Conductive Paints, Inks, and More
Paper Electronics: Conductive Paints, Inks, and More - More DIY How To Projects]]> icecats      This Instructable is all about the amazing technology of paper electronics and conductive materials. Instead of using stubborn wires and your rusty soldering skills to painstakingly connect components, why not use paint and glue? This tutorial will share various recipes to create your very own ...
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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 12:07:03 PDT
555 doll sumeet.barua please view this for info. it was made for someone special....little bit of electronics and craft made it possible..... (Components : ic555, l293de, relay , a motor) theoutput of the 555 ic has been given t...
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Fri, 24 May 2013 04:09:03 PDT
Color Visualizer Qtechknow Ever wanted an interactive and simple soldering kit for beginners?  The Color Visualizer has three potentiometers, resistors, a battery pack, and an RGB LED to make a simple soldering kit, and an interactive project all in one!!!  I originally came up with the design, and prototyped it on a breadboa...
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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:46:59 PDT
Logic Love Heart
Logic Love Heart - More DIY How To Projects]]> passmadd Hello everyone :) This is a Logic Love Heart I created for an old flame this year (we have a kid and we're still good mates, plus I like winding her up). Some say love isn't logical, well it is now! So sit back, grab a beer and I'll show you how I made this. Firstly, I had some fundamentals for t...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2013 15:28:02 PST
Wireless Power ixisuprflyixi I will start with an apology because I do not have enough time to write up a proper Instructable.  This was mostly just a proof of concept build for me and I wanted to see how difficult it was.  It was actually very easy and hence you don't really need much more instruction than is provided.   I use...
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Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:15:01 PDT
The Gamesalad Series: Part 1 - The Introduction
The Gamesalad Series: Part 1 - The Introduction - More DIY How To Projects]]> RCBro What is Gamesalad? Gamesalad is the next generation of app design. With gamesalad, everyone can create professional apps because there is zero coding! Gamesalad, created by Gamesalad, Inc. is aimed primarily at non-coders. With Gamesalad you can create iOS, Android, Nook, and HTML games. Gamesalad w...
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Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:28:53 PDT
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps!
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps! - More DIY How To Projects]]> NXTHacker Do you use your phone or tablet a lot? Does your fingers hurt after a few hours? Or do you just want to use a stylus to doodle on your tablet? Remember the fuss about foam and tin foil to just make a stylus? Here is the solution! You can make this from old stuff you find from around the house or ...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 06:41:29 PDT
Memory Watch
Memory Watch - More DIY How To Projects]]> 19rms97 I was thinking of easy ways to carry around media, but i just couldn't think of a good way to carry it around.  I do not like carrying things in my pocket, so I came up with the Memory Watch.  The Memory Watch is an easy way to carry around media and tell the time!  It isn't hard to make, it is real...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 16:29:32 PDT
DIY Cheap Skill Game
DIY Cheap Skill Game - More DIY How To Projects]]> ArthurPendragon Today I'm going to teach you how to make a very simple hand dexterity game .All you need is : -light bulb socket and a 3.5v light bulb -3 pieces of cable (about 15 cm long , with naked head ) -4.5v battery (or 3 AA batteries ) -2 pieces of florist wire ( one 40 cm long and the other 15 cm long) -a c...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 23:20:02 PDT
testing batterys without expesive equipment mde santis1 you can easily test batterys that you have by licking it. It sounds a little crazy but it works, it wont give you a shock just a little tingle because its only dc current although i wouldn't suggest testing it on something like a car battery just the small ones you can find at the store like 9v or 1...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:33:22 PDT
Motion Module
Motion Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo The motion module is the most complex photocoupled device used in Simple Bots. It basically is a light switch coupled with a motion sensing nightlight. When someone in its general area moves, this triggers the sensor, turns on the light, and causes the bot to move. This is a simple way to start addi...
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Wed, 2 May 2012 16:27:12 PDT
Blink Module
Blink Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo One of the common modules used in making Simple Bots is the Blink Module. This involves photocoupling an LED to a bike safety light. When the safety light turns on, the motor turns on and when the light turns off, the motor turns off. On account of this, the motor reacts to the different blink patt...
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Tue, 1 May 2012 09:38:40 PDT
Basic Simple Bots Electronics
Basic Simple Bots Electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Before we can build Simple Bots, it is important to have a rudimentary understanding of how electricity works (or does not). Electricity comes in two forms, AC (alternating current), which is like the power that comes from a wall socket, and DC (direct current), which is like the power that comes f...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:44:46 PDT
Easy Carnival Loopz game
Easy Carnival Loopz game - More DIY How To Projects]]> DoctorDv Have you ever been at a Carnival and played the original Loopz game over and over until you run out of money?  Probably not, but with this DIY version of the original game, you can play this game wherever you are as many times as you would like without paying over and over again.  This project is su...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 14:01:57 PDT
Playing with Voltage Regulators Geek07Boy Anyone that has played with these little workhorses of our world and wondered how they work, read on. The standard three terminal regulators like the 7805(5v) are what most people see and use without thinking too much about them. All voltage regulators work about the same. They find a reference volt...
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Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:54:07 PST
Basic Electronics
Basic Electronics - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo Getting started with basic electronics is easier than you might think. This Instructable will hopefully demystify the basics of electronics so that anyone with an interest in building circuits can hit the ground running. This is a quick overview into practical electronics and it is not my goal to de...
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Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:10:37 PST
fun sonic grenade - annoy your friends! Sir__Walter the holidays had just started and i needed something to do, so i had a look on instructables and found this: i decided to make my own but it had to do a few things for it to be any good: 1. it had to have a button or lever tha...
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Mon, 19 Dec 2011 11:24:00 PST
Snappy Art (Joule) Thief
Snappy Art (Joule) Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> brandegor Admittedly, this is kind of a dorky, lame, ridiculous project, and built purely for amusement and aesthetics, to which I am addicted. In fact, I can't imagine anyone but me wanting to make this thing, but ... Having said that, I love Snap Circuits - they are an elegant teaching tool, because of the...
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Sun, 18 Dec 2011 11:07:49 PST
Radio Redux - Easy Listening Radio
Radio Redux - Easy Listening Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> ellenconstable I am a second year product design student from the University of Dundee. This year, our task was to hack into an existing radio, select a new target market and build a radio accordingly. The character I chose suffered from Rheumatoid arthritis so I knew it had to be something easy to use and somethi...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 03:54:25 PST
Projection screen for pico projectors for under $1.00 and under 5 minutes
Projection screen for pico projectors for under $1.00 and under 5 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> lifesverygood Get a foam board from your local walmart /target for under $1.00 get cardboard Get some cardboard from your local grocery store for free, or from boxing lying around you house. Cut them into identical rectangles,almost any size will work but the length should be 2 to 3 times longer than the widt...
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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:19:41 PDT
Metronome - More DIY How To Projects]]> randofo So, you have built an electric cigar box guitar and started to get playing, only to realize that you don't know how. In fact, you can't even keep time. Your playing keeps getting faster and slower. It sounds like you need a metronome. A metronome is a device that helps you keep a steady time when y...
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Thu, 7 Jul 2011 09:49:05 PDT
FUNBOT jadberro Its a custom made toy that's made from scratch, it is literally made to last and not break every once in a while. Enjoy ! I would personally like to see this developed into a "make your own toy thing". 2 DIY IR proximity sensors. 1 Light dependent resistor 1 l293d motor driver 1 at...
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Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:30:54 PDT
Intro to RFID zazenergy "Intro to RFID" gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 15 different fun RFID projects. Learn to make an RFID cat door, universal RFID key, door lock and more. All projects come from, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each step so you can ...
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Wed, 11 May 2011 15:39:21 PDT
DIY Laser Tag System (Microcontroller verison)
DIY Laser Tag System (Microcontroller verison) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MacDynamo    Here is the long awaited laser tag system with microcontroller setup! If you have have a microcontroller with multiple inputs, then this will tell you how to use it to create and program a laser tag system of your own with a large customization factor. If you do not have a microcontroller, you ma...
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Tue, 22 Mar 2011 17:47:40 PDT
Make your own E-Warrior
Make your own E-Warrior - More DIY How To Projects]]> neologik This time i would show you how to make an E-Warrior, for be used in the very awesome cool miniature wargame ever. ( made by me hehe), you could find the rules in my instructables list. So, we must follow just one important rule, the E-warrior must be made by only electronic parts and must be operab...
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Mon, 17 Jan 2011 09:07:27 PST
DIY Laser Tag System (Revamped)
DIY Laser Tag System (Revamped) - More DIY How To Projects]]> MacDynamo    Here's one of those classic games you probably played with your friends as a kid at birthday parties, mock-up military training, or just hanging out with your buds. You probably play this with your friends still, but it's a pain to keeping paying to get only a few minutes of shoot-em-up fun. Why ...
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Thu, 15 Apr 2010 19:26:14 PDT
Drawdio on stripboard - animation part 1 threedforme Part 1 shows the preparation of the stripboard, position of the jumpers and the complete build-up of the electronic components in the order of soldering.The parts list is as follows:Stripboard (veroboard) 21 holes x 5 rowsColoured wire for the jumpersIC1  TLC551 low voltage 555 timer chipIC socket 8...
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Fri, 6 Nov 2009 15:28:41 PST
Make a (Used) Disposable Camera Flash
Make a (Used) Disposable Camera Flash - More DIY How To Projects]]> bassclarinet23 This is a nice little trick and use for an old disposable camera (that I always forget to have developed). It simulated the flash made when a picture is taken. It is very simple and very bright.I don't know what uses you have for it, but don't flash it into peoples eyes (it hurts)! I think this look...
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Thu, 22 Oct 2009 13:46:44 PDT
Simple USB Altoids AA Charger!
Simple USB Altoids AA Charger! - More DIY How To Projects]]> dabomb1022 Today I am going to show you guys how to build a 4x AA charger that works very well on any USB device. I have noticed that it can charge as fast as a wall charger, maybe even faster! This tutorial is perfect to do if you are a beginner and want to learn how to solder! Parts Here is what you will ...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2009 11:14:35 PDT
Wireless Power
Wireless Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> robotkid249 Quarter of a million views, thanks everyone! The power cord, I know you hate it. Sometimes, you just want to cut it apart! Well say goodbye to your power cords, because with the power of inductive coupling your device will not need to be connected metal to metal. Seemlessly your device can be charg...
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Wed, 6 May 2009 15:31:01 PDT
SUPER EASY HYPNOSIS DEVICE - More DIY How To Projects]]> tuxedo1994 WHEN YOU PUSH THE BUTTON YOU SPIN THE HYPNOSIS SWIRL AND NOW YOUR READY TO CONTROL THE MINDS OF YOUR FRIENDS. supplies you will need... 1 cd/dvd player 1 AAA Battery duct tape super glue (optional) paper assembley get the motor that spins the CD out of the player. be care ful with the wires ...
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Tue, 5 May 2009 20:13:09 PDT
How to Make Electricity When You Run!
How to Make Electricity When You Run! - More DIY How To Projects]]> imshanedulong Don't you wish the kinetic energy used when you run could be attached to other things? Well know it can! This is an idea I got of of Daily Planet. Theirs was way better, but I wanted to make my own! Materials Materials needed:StrapGluePiece of plastic or tough material in rectangular prism form ...
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Wed, 22 Apr 2009 13:36:45 PDT