Instructables: exploring - lasers - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 1 Aug 2015 03:18:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Build a Real Ray Gun at Home (Homemade Ray Gun or Burning Pulse Laser Pistol) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Real-Ray-Gun-at-Home-1/
Build a Real Ray Gun at Home (Homemade Ray Gun or Burning Pulse Laser Pistol) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/PNJV/H78T8OG4/FHRPNJVH78T8OG4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/PNJV/H78T8OG4/FHRPNJVH78T8OG4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHR/PNJV/H78T8OG4/FHRPNJVH78T8OG4.SMALL.jpg TheHomebrewGuru Getting Cameras For more cool projects, visit my youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCksEFn8xaLP0z4rsiHa9zcA?feature=mhee To begin with, you are going to need a ton of disposable cameras. Depending on how powerful you would like your ray gun to be, you will choose how many disposab...
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Sat, 9 Jul 2011 15:51:10 PDT
Music laser light show http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-laser-light-show/
Music laser light show - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/CNAR/IAIFMTTY/FATCNARIAIFMTTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/CNAR/IAIFMTTY/FATCNARIAIFMTTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAT/CNAR/IAIFMTTY/FATCNARIAIFMTTY.SMALL.jpg replayreb Before I begin I should probably tell you that lasers are not good for your eyes. Don't let a laser beam bouncing off of an uncontrolled mirror hit you in the eye. If you don't believe it can happen then read this: https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/1ym3/stem-cell-treatment-for-laser-damaged-e...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 01:44:22 PDT
A Better Valance Clip for wood blinds http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Better-Valance-Clip-for-wood-blinds/
A Better Valance Clip for wood blinds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/J6FE/I93FFHZU/FAYJ6FEI93FFHZU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/J6FE/I93FFHZU/FAYJ6FEI93FFHZU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/J6FE/I93FFHZU/FAYJ6FEI93FFHZU.SMALL.jpg dstmartinmaker Those invisible clips that disguise the top part of your window blinds are called Valance Clips. They come in all shapes and sizes, and are inexplicably over-built, but flimsy at the same time. Using Adobe Illustrator, I've designed a more robust and simpler version that should fit most wood-molding...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 16:50:51 PDT
Spinning Wheel Business Card (or Mother's Day card!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Spinning-Wheel-Mothers-Day-Card-or-Business-Card/
Spinning Wheel Business Card (or Mother's Day card!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/K7DQ/IA56QDNG/F9YK7DQIA56QDNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/K7DQ/IA56QDNG/F9YK7DQIA56QDNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/K7DQ/IA56QDNG/F9YK7DQIA56QDNG.SMALL.jpg dstmartinmaker With three layers of materials and a little thinking you can create a spinning wheel card that fits almost any need. I wanted a unique way to describe what I do for my business card, but quickly realized I could use the same format to create a fun and interesting card to describe my amazing mother!F...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:20:16 PDT
Laser Pointer http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Pointer-1/
Laser Pointer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/OS49/I8EBFNXZ/FA0OS49I8EBFNXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/OS49/I8EBFNXZ/FA0OS49I8EBFNXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/OS49/I8EBFNXZ/FA0OS49I8EBFNXZ.SMALL.jpg The Lightning Stalker Lasers these days come in many different shapes and sizes. Building your own, you also have the option of making it almost any color laser you want. There are new laser diodes that output violet, green, two shades of blue, three shades of red, and even infrared (IR), but you cannot see near IR very...
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Sun, 12 Apr 2015 10:27:21 PDT
______ The DIY Laserline ______ http://www.instructables.com/id/-The-DIY-Laserline-/
______ The DIY Laserline ______ - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/PVS8/I84BDPJG/FFBPVS8I84BDPJG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/PVS8/I84BDPJG/FFBPVS8I84BDPJG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/PVS8/I84BDPJG/FFBPVS8I84BDPJG.SMALL.jpg slurgXX I have a project coming up, that needs a laserline, that creates a line over a 3 dimensional object in order to mark and cut it somewhat precicely. I´ve attached some pictures, materials i used ( materials i didn´t use) and some shots after finishing the piece.But lets get to it, here is what you ne...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 14:36:34 PDT
DIY A IPhone Macro Lens with Laser Pointer for $1 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-A-IPhone-Macro-Lens-with-Laser-Pointer-for-1/
DIY A IPhone Macro Lens with Laser Pointer for $1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/B4UH/H8I44A10/FMMB4UHH8I44A10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/B4UH/H8I44A10/FMMB4UHH8I44A10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/B4UH/H8I44A10/FMMB4UHH8I44A10.SMALL.jpg blackmagicdud Macro lenses for iPhones and smart phones these days are usually quite expensive. Here's how to make an iPhone macro lens with a $1 laser pointer. Get a Laser Pointer Get a cheap $1 laser pointer from the dollar store or online store such as LAZERER and disassemble it. It'll look something like t...
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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 08:21:59 PST
Laser Glow Writer http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Glow-Writer-Introduction/
Laser Glow Writer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/62VQ/I3R706IJ/FD462VQI3R706IJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/62VQ/I3R706IJ/FD462VQI3R706IJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/62VQ/I3R706IJ/FD462VQI3R706IJ.SMALL.jpg ril3y UPDATE 1/3/2015:I committed a python program that now lets your laser your tweets on the wall with your laser writer! Check it out here. https://github.com/ril3y/Glow-Writer/blob/master/G... UPDATE 12/21/2014:I have created a gcode font that allows for dynamic gcode creation. What does that mean...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 09:21:57 PST
Easy Build Burning Laser For Less Than $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Build-Burning-Laser-For-Less-Than-20/
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Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:05:28 PST
Portable Phone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Phone-Stand/
Portable Phone Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/2LNF/I2AQWEAA/FPS2LNFI2AQWEAA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/2LNF/I2AQWEAA/FPS2LNFI2AQWEAA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/2LNF/I2AQWEAA/FPS2LNFI2AQWEAA.SMALL.jpg Thom Haedrich This is a phone stand that you can use on the go by attaching it to your keychain, and easily fits in any pocket or wallet. It has a basketball logo as well. Get the Materials Wood (1.15 inches in thickness)A Laser CutterA ComputerA Keychain Blueprints Use the DXF or autoCAD files, and the Cor...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 16:26:16 PST
Wheel Stool !!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Wheel-Stool-/
Wheel Stool !!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/14SO/HZ2J1A7A/FGR14SOHZ2J1A7A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/14SO/HZ2J1A7A/FGR14SOHZ2J1A7A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/14SO/HZ2J1A7A/FGR14SOHZ2J1A7A.SMALL.jpg sonodera This stool is for TenkaizuBudokai 3rd (Stool contest at Ogaki Mini Maker 2014).Material:MDF2.5mm 300*500mm 18sheets, 300*300mm 6sheetsSize:H200*W400*L400mmHow to make:1. Cut MDF using a laser cutting machine.2. Assemble all parts.[Tools]laser cutting machine : Oh Laser HAJIME, UNIVERSAL VLS3.50 Soft...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:27:07 PDT
LASER diode driver http://www.instructables.com/id/LASER-diode-driver/
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Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:38:20 PDT
Turn on and off your things with a laser! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-on-and-off-your-things-with-a-laser/
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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:12:33 PDT
Game of Thrones Personalized Bottle Label http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-of-Thrones-Personalized-Bottle-Label/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 13:43:16 PDT
Cardboard Coffins (DIYing Free) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Coffins-DIYing-Free/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 04:43:00 PDT
Smartitions: Create Lasercut Custom Partitions for Shipping! http://www.instructables.com/id/Smartitions-Create-Lasercut-Custom-Partitions-for-/
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Mon, 5 May 2014 22:59:52 PDT
Minimalistic Acrylic Wallet. http://www.instructables.com/id/Minimalistic-Acrylic-Wallet/
Minimalistic Acrylic Wallet. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5B/17IB/HUMTN4IJ/F5B17IBHUMTN4IJ.SMALL.jpg cmusch How to make a minimalistic acrylic wallet at Techshop Chandler. Materials -1/8" acrylic  -Size #33 rubber bands Optional -Kyrlon Fusion spray paint -Painters tape -Cardboard Design your wallet. Start by measuring out a credit card (or whatever you want to go inside your wallet). A typical cre...
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 23:36:19 PDT
phone bed http://www.instructables.com/id/phone-bed/
phone bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/D9H5/HU847RHZ/FRKD9H5HU847RHZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/D9H5/HU847RHZ/FRKD9H5HU847RHZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRK/D9H5/HU847RHZ/FRKD9H5HU847RHZ.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Even phones need down time to rest and recharge. Give your phone a place to sleep in its own bed, the perfect spot to keep your phone when it's time for lights out. This fun bed is more than just a doll-sized decoration, there's actually a soft mattress made from a computer mouse pad that muffles an...
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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 10:43:32 PDT
Nature Nanotechnology 10, 480 (2015) reports this DIY Atomic Force Microscope/DIY原子力顯微鏡 http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Low-Cost-Atomic-Force-Microscope-低成本原子力顯微鏡/
Nature Nanotechnology 10, 480 (2015) reports this DIY Atomic Force Microscope/DIY原子力顯微鏡 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/Q2IP/HUIWL7TF/FT9Q2IPHUIWL7TF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/Q2IP/HUIWL7TF/FT9Q2IPHUIWL7TF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/Q2IP/HUIWL7TF/FT9Q2IPHUIWL7TF.SMALL.jpg whoand I am pleased to share with you that the DIY AFM is reported by the latest Nature Nanotechnology 10, 480 (2015) that the DIY AFM is assembled by junior high school student and successfully measure PM 2.5 particles. Microscopes are awesome! They help us see things that are not visible to bare...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 19:18:23 PDT
Corkmap - Lasercutting cork http://www.instructables.com/id/Corkmap-Lasercutting-cork/
Corkmap - Lasercutting cork - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/GSZR/HUBWTY6L/FFRGSZRHUBWTY6L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/GSZR/HUBWTY6L/FFRGSZRHUBWTY6L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/GSZR/HUBWTY6L/FFRGSZRHUBWTY6L.SMALL.jpg alepalan I love maps but most important I love meeting people from different parts of the world. Getting to know their stories and understanding their roots and history makes me feel connected to them. While I was doing my residency at Pier 9 we had recently moved to a new office space with white clean wal...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:17:40 PDT
Personalize your wooden phone cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalize-your-wooden-phone-cover/
Personalize your wooden phone cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/27QP/HTUV9FPB/F7D27QPHTUV9FPB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/27QP/HTUV9FPB/F7D27QPHTUV9FPB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/27QP/HTUV9FPB/F7D27QPHTUV9FPB.SMALL.jpg RubenRosseel A few weeks ago I bought a bamboo iphone cover for my girlfriend. She was searching for a while, so I bought it as a surprise. But I wanted to make it more personal ...  Have fun personalizing your cover !!                  Find the right picture When looking for a picture, it i...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:22:39 PDT
hatching egg coat hook http://www.instructables.com/id/hatching-egg-coat-hook/
hatching egg coat hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/R7TD/HR1711R9/FORR7TDHR1711R9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/R7TD/HR1711R9/FORR7TDHR1711R9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/R7TD/HR1711R9/FORR7TDHR1711R9.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus An egg shaped coat hook 'cracks' open to reveal a baby bird when a coat is hung, when the coat is removed the egg closes up again. This fun coat hook is made with 1/8" [3mm] craft plywood and was made on a laser cutter. When I first saw this design on the Grand Illusions Youtube channel, I real...
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:51:00 PDT
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Thru-hole-PCB-Fabrication-TechShop-Chandler/
Laser Thru-hole PCB Fabrication @ TechShop Chandler! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNR/TRMY/HSYO234F/FNRTRMYHSYO234F.SMALL.jpg dakman123 If this was helpful please LIKE https://www.facebook.com/TechShopChandler ... If it wasn't for TechShop and the opensource maker movement I would of never discovered this amazing technique.. ------- Awhile back TechShopJim wrote a great instructable on Etching PCB's. I used this method and had...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:19:26 PDT
Tealight Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Teelight-Box/
Tealight Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/6IY9/HSVT9KH5/F1I6IY9HSVT9KH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/6IY9/HSVT9KH5/F1I6IY9HSVT9KH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1I/6IY9/HSVT9KH5/F1I6IY9HSVT9KH5.SMALL.jpg janth Made in the fablab of the RWTH Aachen (http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/fablab) and for testing a program made in a project course (http://hci.rwth-aachen.de/cutcad - the program itself is not fully functional yet, but at least for this thing it works). Made out of 2mm wood (birch plywood is more stable, ...
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:58:23 PDT
Mechanical iris v2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-iris-v20/
Mechanical iris v2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/2CWF/HSICZYVH/FP92CWFHSICZYVH.SMALL.jpg NTT Before anything else, I would like to say that this Instructable is based on and inspired by carlbass and his Mechanical iris. Author: http://www.instructables.com/member/carlbass/ Instructable: http://www.instructables.com/id/mechanical-iris-1/ Inspired by his work I quickly put a piece of...
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 07:43:49 PDT
Maker Olympics Medals http://www.instructables.com/id/Maker-Olympics-Medals/
Maker Olympics Medals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7HY9/HRKQXNZ3/FUN7HY9HRKQXNZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7HY9/HRKQXNZ3/FUN7HY9HRKQXNZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/7HY9/HRKQXNZ3/FUN7HY9HRKQXNZ3.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus The 2014 Makerlympics is a contest being held by Instructables for authors to showcase their finely-tuned skills by making great projects in different categories. The "events" are: Food, Living, Workshop, Tech, Play, and Outside; the contest runs from February 3 to February 24. To go along with th...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:43:58 PST
Salvage a Laser Diode From a cd Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Salvage-a-Laser-Diode-From-a-cd-Driver/
Salvage a Laser Diode From a cd Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/D7W7/HQ9RESUL/FKOD7W7HQ9RESUL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/D7W7/HQ9RESUL/FKOD7W7HQ9RESUL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKO/D7W7/HQ9RESUL/FKOD7W7HQ9RESUL.SMALL.jpg juul414 If you are new to lasers let me explain what a laser diode is. A laser diode is like an led but the light is more concentrated and a laser diode needs a drive To light up or else you can blow it up. If you hack a driver and salvage the two diodes out of it it will contain a collored laser and a in...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 11:59:53 PST
Rotomatic, the Party in a Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Rotomatic-the-Party-in-a-Box/
Rotomatic, the Party in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/NSQR/HPKJBGR8/FJBNSQRHPKJBGR8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/NSQR/HPKJBGR8/FJBNSQRHPKJBGR8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJB/NSQR/HPKJBGR8/FJBNSQRHPKJBGR8.SMALL.jpg biobonnie If you want to make a box of lasers, first you'll need a box or treasure chest. This one was made from reclaimed wood by my talented carpenter friend Hudson. Line the box with some red velvet for bonus pizzazz. Mount lasers on a tripod You'll need four Class IIIa (5 mW) laser pointers, any combi...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 23:22:35 PST
BatKid's Key to Gotham City http://www.instructables.com/id/BatKids-Key-to-Gotham-City/
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Wed, 20 Nov 2013 15:49:05 PST
Laser Tripwire Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Tripwire-Alarm/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:07:52 PST
Star Trek Target Practice http://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Trek-Target-Practice/
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Wed, 4 Sep 2013 18:46:58 PDT
Homemade laser module http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-laser-module/
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By: pinomelean

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Fri, 9 Aug 2013 10:05:47 PDT
Custom Miniature Minimalist Picture Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Miniature-Minimalist-Picture-Frame/
Custom Miniature Minimalist Picture Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/RR76/HIT3GBZS/FTARR76HIT3GBZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/RR76/HIT3GBZS/FTARR76HIT3GBZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTA/RR76/HIT3GBZS/FTARR76HIT3GBZS.SMALL.jpg mdln You.  You have a picture laying around.  It's an odd size.  It has much sentiment attached to it...it could be a portrait of a long-lost love...or a rendering of someone (or some...thing) you've only dreamed of. You'd tack it on your fridge, but magnets are so passé.  You have standards. Maybe you ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 15:50:01 PDT
Wooden Stickers at Techshop-Austin Tx http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Stickers-at-Techshop-Austin-Tx/
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 21:17:47 PDT
Homemade laser pointer http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-laser-pointer/
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By: pinomelean

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Tue, 4 Jun 2013 15:11:55 PDT
Casting with 123D Make (hot glue horse head)- I made it at TechShop http://www.instructables.com/id/Casting-with-123D-Make-hot-glue-horse-head-I-ma/
Casting with 123D Make (hot glue horse head)- I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/417I/HGZO4ADQ/FO2417IHGZO4ADQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/417I/HGZO4ADQ/FO2417IHGZO4ADQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO2/417I/HGZO4ADQ/FO2417IHGZO4ADQ.SMALL.jpg khietman Last year I experimented with creating casts using 123D Make, thereby turning a 3D model into whatever casted material one might like. I created the hollow casts using Make and, after assembling them as one would with any 123D Make creation, had a series of casting blocks that I filled with hot glue...
By: khietman

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Wed, 22 May 2013 00:06:15 PDT
TARDIS Backpack http://www.instructables.com/id/TARDIS-Backpack/
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Fri, 24 May 2013 18:44:09 PDT
Cell Phone Night Vision - Under $10 http://www.instructables.com/id/Cell-Phone-Night-Vision-Under-10/
Cell Phone Night Vision - Under $10 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/YKOV/FJX8VULZ/FQGYKOVFJX8VULZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/YKOV/FJX8VULZ/FQGYKOVFJX8VULZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/YKOV/FJX8VULZ/FQGYKOVFJX8VULZ.SMALL.jpg iSteam How to turn your regular camera phone into an infrared nightvision viewer for under $10. Materials and Details Materials:- Congo Blue Gel : http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=244-181- Cell phoneFor the Cell Phone, mine is a Verizon Wireless LG VX5300. However, this modificati...
By: iSteam

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Mon, 18 Aug 2008 13:09:03 PDT
Laser Etch a Baseball http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etch-a-Baseball/
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Tue, 14 May 2013 17:22:00 PDT
How to make a powerful burning laser for CHEAP! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-burning-laser-for-CHEAP/
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 15:13:26 PDT
How to build a laser (general guide) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-laser-general-guide/
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Thu, 14 Apr 2011 10:16:53 PDT
Cheapy Lighter Laser Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheapy-Laser-Lighter-Burner/
Cheapy Lighter Laser Burner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/NXAH/FXR6YFG8/FRENXAHFXR6YFG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/NXAH/FXR6YFG8/FRENXAHFXR6YFG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRE/NXAH/FXR6YFG8/FRENXAHFXR6YFG8.SMALL.jpg Kipkay Here is the world's first BIC style laser lighter! Butane is outdated. Time to use blue burning lasers!Watch the video and then build your own!WARNING: This kind of laser can cause permanent damage to eyesight in less than a second. NEVER look into the beam or reflection of ANY laser including this ...
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Sat, 1 Aug 2009 16:08:02 PDT
Replacing a CO2 laser tube http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-a-CO2-laser-tube/
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Sun, 24 Mar 2013 15:49:26 PDT
How To Make Beer/Wine/Beverage charms (For Pi Day!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-BeerWineBeverage-charms-For-Pi-Day/
How To Make Beer/Wine/Beverage charms (For Pi Day!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/ZT2B/HE7DAS2D/FMNZT2BHE7DAS2D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/ZT2B/HE7DAS2D/FMNZT2BHE7DAS2D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMN/ZT2B/HE7DAS2D/FMNZT2BHE7DAS2D.SMALL.jpg wemcdonald Wine charms are great, but there's there are two problems with them: first, they generally don't celebrate the world's most fun transcendental number. Second, they don't work for plastic cups -- and if you're having a rockin' Pi Day party you probably won't be busting out the glassware. So I decided...
By: wemcdonald

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Thu, 14 Mar 2013 11:54:40 PDT
Satellite-spotting laser http://www.instructables.com/id/Satellite-laser-cannon/
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 05:06:36 PST
Original Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Original-Button-1/
Original Button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/0TZA/HD2RYJDB/F790TZAHD2RYJDB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/0TZA/HD2RYJDB/F790TZAHD2RYJDB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/0TZA/HD2RYJDB/F790TZAHD2RYJDB.SMALL.jpg SaoriSHINYAMA This is Original Button using a laser cutting machine. Title     : Let's make an original button Detail  : make button with the illustration of the freehand drawing Target : the person who is not good at a PC, Computer beginners,Little child,and so on... Required time : 2 hours An aim:   The person...
By: SaoriSHINYAMA

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Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:38:44 PST
LaserGloves! http://www.instructables.com/id/LaserGloves/
LaserGloves! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/6V71/HBXWS9XP/FUT6V71HBXWS9XP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/6V71/HBXWS9XP/FUT6V71HBXWS9XP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUT/6V71/HBXWS9XP/FUT6V71HBXWS9XP.SMALL.jpg Dufva Hi there! If you're reading this, you should know that this is my first instruction ever on this site :) In this tutorial I will show you my somewhat new lasergloves, made 3 hours before this was written. Perfect for the party or just showing off your friends. It's shake-able, meaning you can wave...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:23:20 PST
DIY- your business cards http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-your-business-cards/
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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 13:16:57 PST
Automatic Laser Spirograph (No programming) http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Laser-Spirograph-No-programming/
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:07:33 PST
Octagonal Bowl (Box Joints) http://www.instructables.com/id/Octagonal-Bowl-Box-Joints/
Octagonal Bowl (Box Joints) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/POY8/HAQ39JPG/FI6POY8HAQ39JPG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/POY8/HAQ39JPG/FI6POY8HAQ39JPG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/POY8/HAQ39JPG/FI6POY8HAQ39JPG.SMALL.jpg JoeGadget Box joints are traditionally used to join two pieces of wood at a right angle, with the tabs sanded flush with the surface of each board.  Using extended length box joints on an octagonal bowl, with its 45 degree angles, creates an interesting effect on both the inside and outside of the bowl. This...
By: JoeGadget

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Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:39:29 PST