Instructables: exploring - photos - popular Tue, 30 Jun 2015 14:29:06 PDT BLOX v1.01 Injured Bird: What To Do - Step by Step HollyMann It's springtime & lots of baby birds are leaving their nests. But, some birds don't make it on their first flight...rather they end up on the ground, injured and helpless. If you find one of these injured birds, you need to know what to do - and take action fast. Background & Disclaimer: I am...
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:50:34 PDT
ohm's law dhruvil_patel FIG:--1Ohm's Law deals with the relationship between voltage and current in an ideal conductor. This relationship states that: The potential difference (voltage) across an ideal conductor is proportional to the current through it. The constant of proportionality is called the "resistance", R. Ohm...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 06:47:30 PDT
Resisitor color code dhruvil_patel In resistor color coding first we have resistor of 4bands in this the first 3band are near and lest one are far... last band use for tollerance. The Resistor is shown in fig 1 Band is BROWN 2 Band is BLACK 3 Band is ORANGE 4 Band is GOLD now,,, 1st and 2nd are digit so, 1 Band is BROWN number f...
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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 07:27:24 PDT
Mini drill press with dc motor ric12335 Hello, here I show a new version of my mini drill press, specially designed for PCB, but may be useful both for drilling and sanding or polishing, etc.. The operating principle is simple, on two guides slides (drawer type) put the basis for the drill. The movement of these guides is achieved using ...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:12:07 PDT
K'NEX HK416 A5 E Pluribus Unum My brother was messing around on the internet the other day and thought he would check up on the Heckler and Koch website. When he did so he found that they had come out with a new AR... The HK416A5, without further adieu, we commenced building it. After three or four tries to get it right, this is ...
By: E Pluribus Unum

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Thu, 3 Oct 2013 14:59:01 PDT
The Secret to Perfect Pot Butter scoochmaroo This Instructable is intended for medicinal purposes only.  While cannabis is legal for recreational use in Colorado and Washington, as well as for medical use in 20 states and D.C., it is still technically illegal under federal law. Proceed at your own risk. And if you're simply shocked that I wou...
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:51:10 PDT
USB-ports in your car Kaj_s Why? I was tired of mucking about with cigarette lighter-adaptors, extension cords and power splitters, just to power my navigation system, dashcam and charging our mobile phones, which all run on USB power. Neither me nor my girlfriend smoke, so the ashtray in my car has had nothing to do since the...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:30:10 PDT
Toilet Paper Blower (super easy) JFKinator    This is a super easy project that you can make in about 5 minutes. Its a fun tool that you can prank your friends with and has many different possibilities. To see the finished product in action click the first video link below. Materials  All you will need is... -2 rolls of toilet paper -Le...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:47:53 PDT
Air Engine (Updated 1/25/09) Rob K This is a very short video less than 10 seconds. This is the better video. This was the semester long project we did in class for Machine Tool Technology at the University of Central Missouri. I would like to hook the engine up to something and do tests. The base is made out of a 3/4 in t...
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Wed, 3 Dec 2008 18:09:06 PST
Never too many hats... irynton I am bored to wear the same hats everybody wears.I am bored to knit the same hats everybody knits.The life is beautiful and different - every day of it.So are my hats.There is a lot more on my etsy store.
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Sun, 20 Jan 2008 13:47:48 PST
How to Bypass BIOS Passwords Rajiv Priyadarshi BIOS passwords can add an extra layer of security for desktop and laptop computers. They are used to either prevent a user from changing the BIOS settings or to prevent the PC from booting without a password. Unfortunately, BIOS passwords can also be a liability if a user forgets their password, or ...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 02:31:35 PDT
Simple Scampi supersoftdrink I was stunned that there was no scampi dish entered in the first Robot Chef challenge.  Since it's the last day of the challenge, I guess I should enter one, especially since we happened to buy shrimp yesterday. This dish is a simple, classic shrimp preparation.  There are lots of variations out t...
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Sun, 13 May 2012 22:40:36 PDT
Got a copy of "Creepy Cute" by Christen Haden? Make Link from Zelda! Geeky Hooker If you've got a copy of "Creepy Cute" by Christen Haden, you don't need me to tell you that it's a great book full of lots of uber-cute patterns that also serve as great templates for other critters! I took the basic head and body patterns in addition to the ears from "Nosferatu" and changed them u...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 23:11:06 PST
Shop Work Table miamitreasure What Did I make: ================= I am a DIY guy, and recently when I took on making a Jon Boat Project, I found myself constantly laying my tools here and there. Agravating as we DIY types  know, you can't find that tool you had just a minute ago. I vowed 'No More' and set apart to build a nice...
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Sat, 13 Apr 2013 12:35:37 PDT
Bloody Mary with Bacon Swizzle Sticks scoochmaroo I love bacon (duh) and I love Bloody Marys, so I could think of nothing better to round out my Sunday brunch than a bacon-infused Bloody Mary.  If you're feeling feisty, you can mix up your own Bloody Mary mix as follows, but if you're still feeling your Saturday night, a store bought mix works just...
By: scoochmaroo

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Sun, 1 Jul 2012 11:58:55 PDT
"Texas Roadhouse" Easy Sweet Yeast Roll Recipe to Mix in a Bread Machine twix I knew this recipe was a keeper when my husband gave a delivery guy some fresh rolls from my oven, and the guy said, " know, these rolls taste just like the ones at that restaurant..."   Start proofing your yeast, in a small glass measuring cup by mixing: 1 tsp. sugar 1 envelope yeast (I ha...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 15:47:53 PST
Upside Down Turkey Recipe Little Mom on the Prairie This turkey recipe is unlike anyone else's in my family: I cook the bird breast down! The white meat is not dried out, doesn't need cups of gravy, but is so moist and full of flavor!! I also cook the turkey stuffing separately, not in the cavity, which allows the turkey to cook more evenly and quick...
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Fri, 23 Nov 2012 18:39:39 PST
Bread Cones zeyanimisbah These cute and yummy bread cones are awesome. Stuffed them with a quick salad made of leftover chicken tikka and stuffed into the cones. You can fill them with anything you want. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup milk (slightly warm) 1 tbsp. milk powder Some water, warmed slightly (...
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 08:34:24 PST
How to Make a Model Volcano Erupt elenwaren Model volcanoes are a staple of student science fairs. They can also be a lot of fun for a summer family project. Making a model volcano erupt is a simple process. This article will tell you how to make a model volcano erupt. Difficulty: Easy ...
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Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:13:18 PST
How to make a Bruise, Scratches and Cuts with Makeup! T3N31 In this episode we have a tutorial on how to make bruises and basic scratches with makeup. As well as an update from on the set of our feature film Dark Are the Woods.
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Fri, 6 Jan 2012 02:07:28 PST
How to Disable / Delete the Administrator Account from Windows 7 Computers Abunelaiyo First, open "All Programs" in the "Start Menu" and then click on "Accessories". Look for "Command Prompt" and right click it, then select "Run as administrator" Click on "Yes" if it asks you, Do you want the following program to make changes to your computer? Once command prompt opens, type: net use...
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Sun, 19 Aug 2012 18:58:42 PDT
How to capture/record desktop video using VLC media player. faizans97737 Hello guyzzzz... In this instructable i will tell you how to capture or record desktop screen video using VLC media player. So lets start.... 1) Open VLC media player. 2) Click on Media-Open Capture Device. 3) A new box will open. For Capture mode, select Desktop. 4) Set desired frame rate to 10.00...
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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 01:36:56 PDT
The Warmest Euphonium in the World! katietes I made a cosy for my euphonium (a half-size tuba) to help keep it warm. I used exactly 245 meters of worsted weight yarn, and used mainly knitting to cover it, but also did some basic wrapping around some of the smaller slides, as there is not much space in between them. Even with its new coat, my e...
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Sat, 19 Feb 2011 21:13:18 PST
Rotating Yarn Holder bobcat1947 Easy to make rotating holder for yarn that allows the spool to be used up easily. It looks good and works beautifully. My wife was about to buy one online for $30.00 made of wood and with a mini lazy susan bearing set to make it rotate smoothly.  We decided to make our own and found the mini lazy s...
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 09:11:36 PDT
Dwarven beard Eldalote Hi! Today I'm gonna show you, how to make a real looking beard. I made them for a biggest larp battle in Czech Republic called Battle of five armies which is inspired by Hobbit (the book, not the movie!)  You will need: - oakum - fabrics - rubber band - thread and needle, scissors - paper and pen...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 04:53:42 PDT
Brown Sugar Substitute | Make Brown Sugar at Home scoochmaroo So you're itching to bake up a batch of world-class chocolate chip cookies, when you realize you're out of brown sugar! Now what?  Is there a substitute for brown sugar? No problem - make your own brown sugar at home with this stupid-easy recipe.  In fact, this is even better than the stuff you buy ...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 15:02:42 PDT
Intelligent watering system with arduino... borsaci06 In this instructable i wanted to share my automatic irrigation system using arduino, soil humidity sensor and a simple aquarium valve attached to a servo... Humidity sensor takes constant readings of the soil moisture and transfers to Arduino which controls a mini servo attached to a tiny valve. you...
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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 15:05:21 PDT
Urethane Flat Belt Welding Tool LOTL After pricing specialty tools made for welding flat urethane belts, i decided to make my own. I have a kit for welding round, V and flat belts up to 1 1/2" and needed a tool for welding 2" flat belts. It was a one time job and the tools for doing this cost $300-$400. List of parts purchased. 1 - Lo...

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Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:26:59 PST
Perfect Bikini: Cheap, Eco-friendly, Covers up the bad and flaunts the good zenniferose Bikinis offer no support, show off what you want to hide, and you are never sure if you can jump off something safely. Old school swimsuits cover everything up and flatten your chest. If you are self conscious about your arms or thighs, it stinks that those are the only parts of you that are naked. ...
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Sat, 9 Jun 2012 14:14:02 PDT
LiPo-Powered Arduino Radioactive_Legos Let's face it, 9V batteries suck.  They don't last long, they're expensive, and did I mention they don't last long?  I work on and run several electric RC cars, and because of  this I own a lot of Lithium Polymer (LiPo) batteries.  Nowadays you can get them for pretty decent prices, and if you know ...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:23:30 PDT
HAL 9000 computer/robot BOT4 This is a HAL 9000 robot. It has 2 hard drives, 1 cd drive, 2 microphones, 1 internal speaker, 4 cooling, and a light up eye. HAL 9000 can respond to voice commands and can read emails out load. HAL 9000 can also switch to a desktop mode which brings up normal home computer settings. It runs on 2 o...
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Fri, 5 Aug 2011 14:51:10 PDT
$1 DIY Digital Camera GoPro-like Waterproof Mount makerboat So, I have been watching amazing GoPro videos for a long time. The fish eye lens that GoPro cameras use and the first person perspective that is allowed by GoPro attachments, belts and holders that allow you to place the camera on a helmet, head or body, really helps with making unique and very stab...
By: makerboat

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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 01:40:18 PST
RemoteJack: Arduino awaits in ambush to thwart unwanted TV channel changes techbitar WARNING: An Instructables bug keeps removing the name of the IRremote.h library surrounded by following the #include statement in my RemoteJack code at the bottom of the guide. Please remember to put it back before you compile and upload to Arduino.  INTRODUCTION For those of you who are still st...
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:40:33 PDT
Sweet and Salty Bars (gluten free) GlutenFreeMama If you could master just one gluten free dessert, please let it be this!   These bars make me so HAPPY....plain and simple.  The combination of the slightly sweet dark chocolate and the crunchy salty cookie crust is addictive.  Try these, they are really easy to make and worth every single calorie!!...
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Wed, 15 Jan 2014 18:02:07 PST
Horse tire swing jciarfella This is a great idea for your old tires . takes some time and strong hands as always have fun and re use what u can These are instructions for making a horse tire swing. This will require some artistic talent for drawing a basic horse shape and some strength to cut the tire. It will also require a s...
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Thu, 30 May 2013 16:59:34 PDT
Hooking up a laptop to an old school RF TV crysmoore Wanna hook up your Kinect or run a program like Processing on an old vacuum tubeTV but the only input you have are fork leads and screw terminals? This diagram and a couple of pieces of hardware will help you make some pretty cool projects. Depending on what kind of computer you have, will determine...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:51:48 PST
Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 Grabber Arm MINDSTORMER 2.0 This is just a grabber arm I made with my nxt 2.0 kit .It only took me a couple hours to build.Remember that this isnt finished.Dont underestimate me, its my first robot I EVER made . This was made completely and originally by me though the grabber might look like it was copied from Mr. Dice Guy whi...

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Sun, 27 May 2012 09:13:12 PDT
How to reverse a DC motor using buttons. out-of-the-box In this short video I show you how to reverse a DC motor using buttons instead of a DPDT switch or any remote. Recently I wanted to make a DC motor spin in one direction and in the other direction for a project. I wanted to use buttons so the DPDT switch was out of the question, and I didn't want to...
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 18:18:04 PDT
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 ...
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Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:37:19 PDT
Get rid of mosquitoes simplest & effective way. jignesh shah this is perhaps simplest way to get rid of mosquitoes . Item required: 1. camphor. 50 grams .(as shown in photo) It should last for a month or more. take any small bowl , put one camphor tablet in it. fill it with water .  normal water will do. put an any corner of your room. you can see immediate ...
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Sun, 4 Sep 2011 01:48:21 PDT
Android Controlled Garage Door Opener mcgrasea My project is an Android Controlled Garage Door Opener. This type of project has been done before, but with extensive hardware, such arduino boards, servers, etc., and involved complicated coding, and money. I did it all with minimal hardware, no coding, and at a total cost to me of only $15. With...
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Tue, 1 Nov 2011 21:32:29 PDT
Golden Milk anatroccolo Some days ago I discovered this drink made of milk and turmeric. Turmeric is a plant native to Suoth Asia used mainly as a spice in Indian cooking, turmeric in fact is one of the many ingredients of masala ( we know it  as “curry” which is essentially a mix of ground spices). Turmeric is also called...
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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 03:26:32 PST
Save $$$, Get A Like New Laptop (or other) Lithium Battery Pack For FREE! ruggb Well, you'll have to work for it so it isn't totally free. Basically, MANY lithium battery backs can be reset back to almost new condition. I don't fully understand the reason the "smart" internal controllers become dumb and require a reset. I also don't understand why manufacturers don't provide th...
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 12:42:35 PDT
A Comprehensive Altoids Personal Survival/Everyday Carry Tin BudgetBugout Version 1.0  Everyday I carry the following on me at a MINIMUM: 2 knives, 2 firestarters, 2 flashlights, 2 multi tools, 2 paracord accessories and - of course - this Altoids survival kit [which I am in the process of duplicating into an Altoids Smalls Tin].  I also have 2 bugout bags [BOB] and ...
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 16:29:20 PST
Using Visual Basic 2010 to control Arduino Uno techbitar I know this has been done in the past a few times so here's one more. This is a skeletal Visual Basic 2010 and Arduino Sketch that I mixed together to test the PC to Arduino Uno connection via serial. It simply turns LED 13 on or off.  The Visual Basic 2010 code assumes you have Form1 with 2 button...
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Sat, 24 Sep 2011 08:35:55 PDT
Speech Recognition with Arduino leandro4b In this project I use BitVoicer’s speech recognition features (, one Arduino board and one electret microphone ( to control a few LEDs. This project is similar to the one in my first post (
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Wed, 19 Dec 2012 08:15:41 PST
A FREE Multimeter Workstation! PS118 I saw this instrutable by Mike63 and knew immediately I had to do it.  But why just copy when you can up the ante! I built mine to fit CenTech (Harbor Freight) 7-function multimeters.  These are $10 normally, but HarborFreight likes to use them as one of their "loss leaders", which means if you're ...
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Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:13:34 PDT

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Sun, 18 Aug 2013 03:05:28 PDT
3D Printable Arduino Protection Box megaduty Yo, New R3 version plate and box uploaded!  Including an Ethernet shield R3 box top addition! I've been pushing out multiple Arduino Uno builds and needed a secure plate and box combo that could keep assets safe during a fall or tumble and would allow for under plate wire runs.  I got tired of ord...
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Fri, 24 Feb 2012 12:23:08 PST
DIY Tick Lasso: Remove Ticks Easily! kshriver You can make a simple tool to remove ticks with materials you probably have on hand: a mechanical pencil (or pen) and a 3-foot piece of strong but thin string. I used upholstery thread, and fishing line would also work well. I disassembled a mechanical pencil for mine. You could also use an old pen...
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Wed, 12 Oct 2011 20:18:27 PDT