Instructables: exploring - photos - technology - popular Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:49:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 70s Terminal PC alpinedelta This is a computer which i designed and constructed to look like a 1970s data terminal. The case is built from 1/4" hardboard (similar to MDF), and painted with many layers of both gloss and textured paint. The computer features a 22" LCD display with a Plexiglas screen protector. Also, a mid-80s I...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2009 19:12:15 PDT
Paperduino Tiny ok1cdj Build Arduino compatible board on piece of paper. Paperduino Tiny is very cheap and easy to build Arduino compatible board with USB and software compatible with Digispark board. Paperduino Tiny include an ATtiny85 microcontroller and come with USB interface. Coding is similar to Arduino, and it us...
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:46:08 PDT
Arduino standalone web enabled bell SimonUK Inspired by this post, I wanted to create an Arduino powered bell that was completely standalone. With a little PHP and (if you like) some jQuery on any website, you can make this bell ring whenever a specific action is performed. This Arduino stack is wifi; once it's been configured, you can simp...
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Sat, 17 Dec 2011 12:58:10 PST
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...
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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...
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Sat, 22 Mar 2014 08:10:13 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...
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 19:19:02 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...
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:50:17 PDT
How to calculate charging time & energy of your supercapacitor. ilovegm In light of all the instructables using supercaps as a power source, I present... Q/Q_max =1-e^(-t/RC) & E=1/2 CV^2 With the first equation, you can find the percentage of charge (Q/Q_max) X (100%), by substituting the time elapsed, resistance of charging circuit and capacitance of capacitor. Assum...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 00:57:19 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
Guide to gyro and accelerometer with Arduino including Kalman filtering Lauszus This guide was first posted at the Arduino forum, and can be found here:,58048.0.html I just reposted it, so even more will get use of it. The code can be found here: Hallo ever...
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Tue, 3 May 2011 07:26:18 PDT
Mini Test Hooks stevenarango Well Guys/Gals   Here I Have a Set of Mini Test Hooks. To use with  A Multimeter. Sometimes its hard to get to Small places. All you need is Two Mini Hooks. $1.20 Each One Set of Alligator Clips 30 Cents. 1st Dismantle Clips, Pull Back on the base and the metal bit will come out, its Bend  so unb...
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Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:08:39 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...
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Wed, 18 Dec 2013 09:42:06 PST
Homemade loudspeaker using LM386 Timofte Andrei Hi! Today I'm gonna show you my latest project which is a loudspeaker powered by a LM386 audio-amp. My inspiration came from a project made by my friend Nicu Florica and because I had few LM386 chips around, I've managed to make a project of my own. I've printed the schematic on a piece of tagging p...
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Fri, 31 Jan 2014 05:15:13 PST
Industrial Arduino! Low cost industrial pick and place machine GeekSheek I have wanted to join this community for ages, so now the time has come. And i wanted to share this with you all. So this is my first time, be gentle.......  I have always debated wether you could use an Arduino for industrial use...... And well i think i may have answered that question.  How the ...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:20:24 PST
Solution: avrdude stk500_getsync(): not in sync resp=0x30 error for Arduino N.fletch I have had this error: I would plug my Arduino Uno into my Windows 7 PC (this guide should be relevant for Windows 8, Vista and XP also) but whenever I would upload any sketch to the board, all I would get is "avrdude stk500_getsync() not in sync resp=0x30" for a response. This board however worked ...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 17:13:25 PDT
How to check AA/AAA alkaline battery using a voltmeter msurguy We all run into a situation when batteries in our remotes, toys, keyboards/mice run out. If we don't know how to check a battery we might throw out a perfectly fine battery (especially when we have a pile of them somewhere in the drawer).   This electronics tip has to deal with checking common alka...
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 15:24:20 PDT
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
Take a trip on the internet via command line. Computothought The graphical user interface is very easy, but if you are to be a real computer administrator, you will need to use the command line at one point or another.  This is especially true with virtual systems where memory is at a premium. Here were are going to take a trip on the network, all from the ke...
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Thu, 24 May 2012 11:35:04 PDT
Clock with thermometer using Arduino, i2c 16x2 lcd, DS1307 RTC and DHT11 sensor. Timofte Andrei Hello! It's been a while I've didn't posted anything on Instructables, but now I made a simple project that I've seen on internet in various forms. I managed to build a code using other codes I've found on internet and I got to say it's working good. For this project you need: - Arduino Uno - 16x2 L...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:51:57 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...
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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 ...
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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...
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 15:29:58 PST
How to Remove DRM From iTunes M4V Movies carol_leem M4V files we purchased or rent from iTunes store are strictly DRM protected.  When people want to watch their iTunes movies on other place, like android mobile phones or tablets, they are limited. And the same situation will happen if you want to share the iTunes purchased or rental movies with your...
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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:59:27 PDT
DIY USB Flash Drive + Card Reader shahbazali4u I had an old card 4GB SD card lying around for some time. I decided to make good use of it. 1) I bought a cheap 4 in 1 card Reader. 2) Open the plastic casing of the SD card as well as the card reader. 3) Permanently glue the SD chip into the card reader SD card slot 4) Put the cardreader inside its...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:24:22 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...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 16:40:17 PST
DIY Upgrade/ Supercharge your LED Keyboard/ Laptop Light bhvm Hello again! Working late night with dingy dim Laptop lights is not the best idea for your eyes. Here we shall Take a normal Ebay LED laptop Keyboard light, and Modify it for better colour (Neutral white) and Brightness. In the first Picture, you can see our final Project. I am afraid that camera w...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:28:59 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 ...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:46:16 PST
Finishing Details for the Electrostatic Turbine brazilero2008    Finishing details for my electrostatic turbine (EST) described in a previous tutorial ( are provided here. The EST is a motor that uses a high voltage DC power supply, such as a Van de Graaff generator, high poten...
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Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:54:12 PST
100W LED Jestin_Cubetech This is the demonstration of powering 100W/34V  LED  from 12V power-supply . there are 5 parts 1, 12V/7.4Ah UPS sealed lead acid battery 2, DC-DC step up converter [12v to 34V boost converter ] 3, constant current driver [ not include ]    ...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:55:13 PST
USB External Battery Packs on Arduino turns OFF! hydronics I've purchased a couple large battery packs (rated at a questionably high 20,000mah) for $20.  Because they are inexpensive, they have cheap inexpensive electronic controls and the Arduino does not require enough power to keep the USB battery ON..... so the battery automatically turns OFF after...
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 19:36:41 PST
RC Robot tractor isodesign Hello, Sorry for my bad English (thank you google traduction). It is a motorized unit, electrical and radio controlled! This module is equipped with two 350w 24V motors supplied with two 12V batteries. It may have various applications, such as a small tow trailer for moving a heavy element from one...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 02:12:46 PST
Fire Bell Alarm Clock coolstuff14 There are many ways you could create your own fire bell alarm clock it all depends on what type of alarm clock you are going to use. On the alarm clock I chose there is an led LCD back light and It turns on for about 6 seconds when the alarm goes off so I used that to latch a relay. If you have ...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:22:00 PDT
DIY LED LIGHT BULB kris754a building this LED light bulb requires medium soldering abilities, the lightbulb might not work in some countries, if you get a shock by it i will not be responsible, don't build it unless you know what you are doing, when it is about using ac power :-)
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Tue, 15 Oct 2013 06:07:53 PDT
Hard Drive Protection Under $1 icebuck Hard Drive Protection: Free & Easy Cost: Next to Free Difficulty: Easy Step 1: + Gather the resources. + You will need:    a. The box that came with the hard drive.    b. Scissors & Tape    c. Blade Step 2: + Remove any plastic wrapping covering the hard drive. + This will avoid it from getting o...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 06:11:36 PDT
Arduino Controllable Lightswitch pborges475 Please see version 2 on my personal blog! When starting my quest for an automated household I learned a few things. Off the shelve solutions are expensive, DIY solutions are typically ugly. and since i cant change the first th...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 12:53:26 PDT
ULTIMATIVE GAMING AND WORKING DESKTOP l_tronic Hello I want to introduce you my gaming and working desktop and show you how i made it! Lets start with the basic idea: I wanted to create a desk, which is very comfortable and customizalbe for the owner. Also I wanted a internal computer, so you could say its a all inclusive desk :) The last thing...
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Sun, 6 Oct 2013 05:25:25 PDT
TheMaker2 Homemade CNC msaleiro Hi! In this instructable I'm going to show you my second homemade CNC: TheMaker2. In order to build a more robust structure I decided not to build it with a moving gantry, but with a moving table on x axis and a fixed structure for y axis, which holds z axis. To make a CNC like this one I had to use...
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Tue, 23 Oct 2012 20:12:21 PDT
Awesome Room Design Entry cmadsen3 Hey! This is my instructables i am new to this so it may have a few problems.This is the most ultimate-room ever. I hope you like my work. It has a pool, zipline, huge TV, a three computer screens, and a pool table. When i was making this all i had in mind was to make it fun and reasonable. I wish i...
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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 07:17:08 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
Captain Eightpanthers razrose86 As some of you may be aware I am researching the life of Captain Eightpanthers of Her Majestie's Dirigible Dragoons. Last year I found his "Impirator" cranial protective and recently I unearthed the prosthetic hand he was forced to wear after the unfortunate incident with the Wazzok of Waziristan's ...
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Mon, 30 Sep 2013 03:03:51 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...
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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...
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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...
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Sun, 15 Sep 2013 18:19:33 PDT
Types of Diodes dhruvil_patel A diode is a two-terminal device, having two active electrodes, between which it allows the transfer of current in one direction only. Diodes are known for their unidirectional current property, wherein, the electric current is allowed to flow in one direction. Basically, diodes are used for the pur...
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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 04:02:05 PDT
LED Light From Useless Mobile Charger drsantanu a Led Light assembly done  inside a useless mobile charger case.  Steps-- first disassemble the  charger and take out the inner circuit, use hex screw to open the chargers of samsung. nokia, lg mobiles. Second- made 4 pairs of holes , total 8 holes for the legs of 4 Leds. put them and solder as per ...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 06:21:25 PDT
Install Windows 7 without USB or DVD without upgrading! StevenTyler How to CLEAN Install Windows 7 directly from Hard drive – NO DVD or USB needed!! For example, you have a netbook or desktop that you want to install Windows 7 onto, but can’t use DVD or USB for whatever reason (or don't want to, like me). This method will allow you to boot and install Windows direc...
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Sat, 31 Dec 2011 21:37:15 PST
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
A Primitive USB Solar Charger That Costs You Less Than 5 mins seeedstudio Here I present you a pretty pretty simple and primitive USB solar charger. Simple, yet useful at a lot of time!  I use it to charge my power bank, but you can use it to charge another equipment that requires 5V input.  However be aware that it's a PRIMITIVE charger, the output voltage might be not q...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:26:30 PDT