Instructables: exploring - photos - technology - featured Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:40:21 PDT BLOX v1.01 Window to the Night (Night Vision) Jake Morton The idea of having a night vision device as a child was unthinkable! Only a few years ago, instructions came out on the internet to make this child-hood fantasy a reality. I decided to make my own! This instructable below won't go into detail on the makings (there are numerous sources and dedicated ...
By: Jake Morton

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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:37:19 PDT
Ammo Can BOOM box Medic55 This was my first attempt at building this speaker BOOM box and it turned out great.  Bellow is the list of parts I used. I also re wired the IR sensor the outside the box so I can use the remote without opening the box. I rewired the FM antenna to the outside also. Every hole I drilled was sealed w...
By: Medic55

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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 09:24:18 PDT
3D PRINTER X TATTOO MACHINE appropriate audiences In october 2013, a famous design school in Paris, ENSCI les Ateliers, hosted a workshop organised by the French Ministry of culture. The idea was to use images, videos and sound fallen in the national pubic domain and use them in a sort of “Mashup”. The event was called Public Domain Remix. The stu...
By: appropriate audiences

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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 04:31:59 PDT
EZ Robot Controlled Lost in Space B9 Robot dschulpius This is my full sized exact replica of the 1960's TV show's Lost in Space B9 Robot. I've been building it for about 2 years now. It's animation is controlled by 3 EZ Robot control boards (EZB) and his voice files were made by the origi...
By: dschulpius

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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 08:10:13 PDT
Cheap Macro-Softbox / Bouncer for external Flash / Speedlight (DSLR) confu Here´s a really quick and dirt-cheap way to modify an external flash for using it in macro-photography. An external flash (at least one mounted on the top of your camera) won´t help much trying to illuminate an object right in front of your lens. So you have to get it´s light to go where you need i...
By: confu

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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:50:17 PDT
Super Nintendo (SNES) Arcade Machine 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...
By: Nzen Mods

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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:19:02 PDT
Real-Life, Playable Version Of “Flappy Bird” Inside A Box fqiu I made this real-life, playable version of "Flappy Bird" using Arduino Duemilanove, 3 servo motors, 2 buttons, a speaker, a reed switch, and handful of rare earth magnets. First, find a box to make the frame of the game and two small dowels to create the rolling background. Those dowels are control...
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:59:37 PST
Recolector de piezas con una aspiradora / Vacuum Collector manacho ESPAÑOL Este recolector lo fabrique por la necesidad de limpiar la plataforma de mi cortadora láser CNC peo al mismo tiempo recolectar las piezas útiles. Tambien puede ulilizarse para recoger pequeñas piezas como merceria, dulces, legos etc. de una manera facil y rapida. Materiales: 1 Botella de So...
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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:42:17 PST
Wireless Mailbox Alarm with Phone alert eddevine 1x Alarm kit Auto-Dialer (ebay $10-$20) 1x Door/Window Sensor (included in alarm kit) 1x Keypad/Control Unit with AC Adaptor (included in alarm kit) 1x Telephone Cable (included in alarm kit) 2x  Cable Ties (home depot or Lowes) A simple way to set up an alert system, after installed, you still h...
By: eddevine

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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:42:06 PST
Gazebo from Satellite Dish graydog111 This is a gazebo I made several years ago out of an old 10 ft fiberglass satellite dish when they became obsolete.  It was either do that or make it into a fish pond or the world's biggest birdbath.  I removed the dish from it's mount and dug holes and set the railroad cross ties.  I could have use...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:31:33 PST
USB Dog Identification ctx1985 I sometimes worry about losing my dog. Even though he's microchipped and I keep a good eye on him, you never know, right? So I decided to add a little extra piece of ID just to give me piece of mind, if nothing else. What you'll need: -A computer with a word processing program -An old USB drive (w...
By: ctx1985

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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:49:19 PST
How to build a Bartop Arcade 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 ...
By: djkurtz92

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Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:43:05 PDT
Homemade SNES Arcade Machine 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...
By: djkurtz92

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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:29:58 PST
Moravian Star rwinscot Moravian Stars come in various sizes and number of facets... the most common is the 26-point form which is composed of eighteen square and eight triangular shaped points. The star featured here is an adaption, using one of the points / facets to mount the star atop a tree. The shape is technically ...
By: rwinscot

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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 09:00:41 PST
Half-Inch LED Cube: Arduino controlled 3x3x3 with SMD LEDs! one49th Taking on the task started with me thinking 'Hey, I could make a smaller LED cube using SMD LEDs".   Yes, the idea was to solder the surface mount LEDs in space!    And yes I did it (the "Why" question remains).  Unpolished video:   I had built a "normal" 3x3x3 LED cube some years ago, kinda f...
By: one49th

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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 16:40:17 PST
Make a fab iPad/tablet stand using a plate stand and Sugru! Wildlife Gadgetman Want to make a really easy cheap and effective iPad/tablet stand? All you need is a large plate stand (I picked this one up for only 40p) and a small sachet of Sugru self setting rubber. Bend the front legs of the stand outwards slightly to add a little extra stability. Add small balls of Sugru to ...
By: Wildlife Gadgetman

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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:46:16 PST
D.I.Y. POSTAL DE NAVIDAD INTERACTIVA Paola Guimerans ( Tutorial en castellano) Esta actividad esa dirigida a niñ@s  de entre 3 y 12 años. Cada participante recibirá un kit con los materiales necesarios para  crear una postal de navidad interactiva. Utilizando plantillas prediseñadas, los participantes aprenderán a construir un circuito sencillo a la...
By: Paola Guimerans

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Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:09:21 PST
Glove Bag for DIY Biology marshallpeck Glove boxes, flow hoods and the economical glove bag are important tools for creating a sterile environment. This is an alternative to making a glove box and is several times more effective when using ozone a sterile gas to inflate the bag. We used a 3D printer to make the rings that hold the glov...
By: marshallpeck

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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 00:55:35 PDT
Micro Planter xyzworkshop This is XYZ Workshop's winning entry into the MyMiniFactory chess and Pen design competition. The design is loosely based on a Bauhaus Style Chess set. We were interested in blending the simple strong geometric forms of the chess pieces with nature. The chess pieces allows nature lovers to integrat...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:42:04 PDT
Female headers for Raspberry Pi GPIO pins from IC sockets Anomalocaris So you have finally found some time to experiment with the GPIO pins of your Raspberry Pi, only to discover that you don't have the appropriate cable connector from the GPIO pins to your breadboard at your disposal. If you have an IC socket lying around then you can simply clip it apart for a row o...
By: Anomalocaris

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Tue, 25 Dec 2012 02:10:44 PST
Thankful donation jar taipeihackerspace This instructable is part of the August Build Night with Jameco at the Taipei Hackerspace. During that event we were making circuits around the 555 timer IC, one basic and fun element of the electronics hacker repertoire, that have a lot of uses and very valuable to know its operation in general. W...
By: taipeihackerspace

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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:07:50 PDT
Ammo Can 12V Power Supply - Updated! Grunambulax This is a simple power supply.  I had some 12V batteries from an old alarm system and telephone backup system.  I simply wired them in parallel and wired in a power outlet and alligator clips.  I currently use the alligator clips to attach the batteries to a trickle charger.  When not charging I put...
By: Grunambulax

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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:19:33 PDT
Flying Spaghetti Monster attacks my car! (From beneath) ccrome Ahhhh!   Helllllp me!   I stopped at the TechShop this weekend and I picked up an unwelcome parasite!  You can do it too.  Just download 'fsm noodles.cdr', head to the TechShop and with about $15 in materials and the vinyl cutter, you can make your own! I think i need to go back and make some mor...
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Mon, 22 Jul 2013 13:30:40 PDT
Very Berry Pi-Case 3000 rwinscot Time to unleash your inner-geek and make a tangy very berry Raspberry Pi case - say that ten times fast! For parts... you're going to need a couple of items to finish the build. Gorilla Epoxy Gorilla Super Glue
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Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:42:44 PDT
Google Glass Base megaduty Google Glass Base - Original vertical holster and power/data dock for your explorer edition Glass hardware!  *** Video overview: *** Quick Description: Weighted side of Glass unit is slotted into angled base opening then the touch pad is cupped by vertica...
By: megaduty

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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:58:47 PDT
Crawlerbot 2000 rptech Check out my cool new toy guys, I (a high school student) created this magnificent monster from scratch; all parts were designed and created specifically for this project At first I designed 3d models and created blueprints of the chassis and the track system. Soon I created a die for the gears...
By: rptech

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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 14:25:02 PDT
How to instantly fix a broken public restroom stall door with 3d printing dtuininga This was my first time designing something from scratch in tinkercad, so I did a basic model of an idea I've had kicking around for a while.  This is a pocket lock and hook combo for use in public bathrooms where the door doesn't quite lock on its own.  Usefull for keeping out zombies! The device si...
By: dtuininga

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Thu, 4 Jul 2013 18:06:03 PDT
A 3D printable Pip-Boy 3000 dragonator Ever wanted a Pip-boy 3000 from the Fallout series? Now is your chance. In this instructable I have all files to print your own. It is hollow and can hold anything. You can put a paper screen in to make it look like a working Pip-Boy, or put a smart phone in to make it functional. It is designed to ...
By: dragonator

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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:28:20 PDT
Made it at TechShop (PGH) - Upcycled Ikea Clock andyleer I found a $.99 clock at Ikea called the Vakis. It's a nice little clock with a simple face, very plain looking. I thought it would be great to add a wooden veneer to it to class it up a little. I made this at TechShop PGH on a Trotec Speedy 300 Laser with Corel Draw. 
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:53:53 PDT
3D Printed Skateboard Wheels GorillazMiko Working [hard] at Instructables means I have access to a ton of equipment, such as laser cutters, water jets, and 3D printers. Recently, I've been intrigued by the fleet of 3D printers we have sitting in Pier 9. Knowing that I have access to the printers and materials, I asked myself a question that...
By: GorillazMiko

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Tue, 7 May 2013 12:19:23 PDT
Amp Dial Earbuds killerjackalope So I published this over on my site a while ago and didn't get round to making the instructable at the time, so it happens ages later because it's me. The distracted and confused guy.  On the upside I've had time to use them for a while and say that these are one of my favourite projects so far, th...
By: killerjackalope

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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:58:59 PDT
Training Cane for Todler hughmorme This cane was made for the purpose of transitioning from a walker to a cane.  The canes were purchased at a local pharmacy.  They were the same size.  By shortening one of the canes bottom sections, and modifying the cut section into two pieces, the "assistive" cane was created. You will need to us...
By: hughmorme

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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 21:23:39 PDT
Third Hand Fume Extraction Fan sjroth When soldering, the fumes from the solder can be very irritating, and they aren't especially good for you either. After doing some simple solder jobs I realized that I needed a way to get rid of these fumes, as the ventilation at my workspace is pretty bad. My workspace is very limited, so I didn't ...
By: sjroth

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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 02:57:32 PDT
Prosthetics Modification for Pain Relief of Pressure Points lamedust Working on this for a while now but I have made some progress that I'd like to share. Not finished because the hacked solution still causes some pain, but this is helping my cousin Zaid with the pain that his prosthetic is giving him. While in Iraq last April I came across my cousin Zaid. Zaid's an...
By: lamedust

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Tue, 12 Mar 2013 08:37:34 PDT
Wall Sconces with Hidden Weather Display and Tangible User Interface AdielFernandez Videos of project in action below!!! Disclaimer: This is an abbreviated description of the project since I did not have time to do a full step-by-step instructable in time for a contest. However, I will gladly make a step-by-step 'ible if there is enough interest. If you like it, please take a mome...
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Sun, 27 Jan 2013 20:54:45 PST
still life studio lighting xordi I made these lights to photograph small objects, books and some of my designs. It only takes - two cans of Pringles, - a cutter, - two bulb holder, - two brackets - cardboard to make a light concentrator - And a mounting arm (available in photographer's stores) Bulbs at your own: in my case, cold l...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2013 04:52:52 PST
How to Use a Circuit Tester The Family Handyman Use the two-lead circuit tester to check for voltage.  Place one lead on a live/hot wire (usually black, but can be any color other than green or white) and the other on a neutral (white) or ground (green or copper) wire, and the tester's light will turn on.  This confirms that you have a good, comp...
By: The Family Handyman

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Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:46:19 PST
MOTION SENSOR .... Good to Go,Quick & Easy... BILLETSURFER If these type of motion sensors ever cross your path, this is a great project to keep in mind and a great way to conserve energy. Quick and easy to assemble and install.  Excellent way to quickly light up dark rooms or hallways. Never worry about leaving lights on inside closets or storage areas.   ...

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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:35:15 PST
Alternative Design for Randofo's Simple Bot "Walker" M.C. Langer There is a problem about some instructables: it's easy to find the materials in some countries, but it can be hard (or expensive) to find them in another. Frecuently, I've been asked about how to build some of my reuse projects because it's not easy to find stuff, as an example, oven knobs (those a...
By: M.C. Langer

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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:03:47 PST
Blackberry Battery Canon Camera Ring Light Hack edy This is my first Instructables post. I apologize for the formatting issues. I wanted to put text in between the images but this only allows me to make boxes with captions on the images. I hopefully will learn how to layout better in the future. The images show 3 camera hacks as follows: 1. R...
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Sun, 20 Jan 2013 18:49:52 PST
5 Minute Water Sensor sjroth Something I find really annoying to do is filling up a jug of water. Because the water dispenser lets out the water quite slowly, it takes  ages to fill up the jug completely. So I came up with the idea of making a water sensor that will let me know when the jug is full, so I don't constantly have t...
By: sjroth

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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:26:34 PST
My Mini Sumobot (500g Prototype) ASCAS Here's my mini sumobot, running for the national sumobot competition (Philippines). After the competition (January 12 & 26) I'l probably release a full step by step tutorial, provided with some old codes. This guide will help you understand and provide you ideas on how a typical sumobot works.  Wha...

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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 23:20:20 PST
Automaton Hand alasdair.robertson I was given the brief to design and construct an automaton for a university project. It was stipulated that the piece's mechanical parts must be constructed of laser cut acrylic. The model was to be marked on complexity, innovativeness and amount of moving parts. The materials used must be 3mm thick...
By: alasdair.robertson

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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 10:28:23 PST
Online Live Photo Streaming From Any SD Card Enabled Camera johnnyman727 Intro I'm a software engineering student who's also passionate about photography so I wanted to combine the two interests in a fun project. What I ended up with is a web server that will automatically display photos to any connected browser as soon as a photo is taken with a digital camera. Now I...
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Wed, 26 Dec 2012 19:41:37 PST
Parts Tray MikeTheMaker I needed something to organize small loose parts, so I designed a segmented tray (with a lid) and printed it with a 3d printer. Design and print files can be found here: The lid (black in my model) sits under the tray, but goes on top if you want to stack se...
By: MikeTheMaker

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Sun, 23 Dec 2012 14:08:20 PST
Robot Caterpillar Tank Treads, Johnny Five Style - 3D Print Tomdf When I was but a wee little inventor, I saw a movie that forever imprinted itself into my soul. This picture told the gripping tale of mans' ever loosening control over its own technology; a film that dared ask the question "What makes us alive?" This masterpiece of the cinema was, of course, Short...
By: Tomdf

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Mon, 3 Dec 2012 09:19:40 PST
KeySampler Internep This instrument was build by Lieven Menschaert and Danny Leen using  an Arduino Uno and some  hardware components ( rotary encoder, potentiometer and  simple iron bolts). The software running the actual audio and video is a Pure Data / GEM patch. Additionaly Echonest API was used to do the sample cu...
By: Internep

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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:02:02 PST
Wire Spool Caddy Tomdf While working as an Artist in Residence at Instructables I noticed that they had a lot of loose spools of wire hanging around the office. You see, I'm one of those "everything in its place" types and frankly I have enough loose wire in my head, so I couldn't help myself but make this organizer. This...
By: Tomdf

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Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:51:05 PST
Dot Matrix Smiley Singing with Music hobbyman This instructable is about a small circuit which displays a smiley on a LED matrix, singing with the music input. The circuit schematic, pcb and component placement files are included in the instructable. The DS 1820 in the circuit is NOT necessary though I added it for future use. The...
By: hobbyman

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Sun, 4 Nov 2012 06:32:53 PST
Laser Cut Analog Clock scoochmaroo Inspired by the giant clock in the Crocker Galleria in San Francisco, I set out to create an 18" version for hanging at home.  I loved the look of the Roman numerals, and the idea of combining an analog clock with the technology of lasers!  I cut the all pieces on an Epilog laser cutter, but you can...
By: scoochmaroo

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Fri, 2 Nov 2012 16:14:32 PDT