Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - cell-phones - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:54:07 PST BLOX v1.01 Beefed Up iPhone Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Beefed-Up-iPhone-Cable/
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Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:02:35 PST
Wood Phone Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Wood-Phone-Case/
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:26:17 PST
Make A Wi-fi Webcam From An Old Android Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Wi-fi-Webcam-From-An-Old-Android-Phone/
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:10:20 PST
Device Securer for DoDoCase Build Night http://www.instructables.com/id/Device-Securer-for-DoDoCase-Build-Night/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:26:58 PST
Simple iPhone 6 Plus Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-iPhone-6-Plus-Stand/
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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:44:39 PST
Build a hidden Qi wireless phone charger! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-hidden-Qi-wireless-phone-charger/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:01:46 PST
iThrone: Build an Iron Throne for your phone for less than $25 http://www.instructables.com/id/iThrone-Build-an-Iron-Throne-for-your-phone-for-le/
iThrone: Build an Iron Throne for your phone for less than $25 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/LUJH/I00TJ5TA/F00LUJHI00TJ5TA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/LUJH/I00TJ5TA/F00LUJHI00TJ5TA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F00/LUJH/I00TJ5TA/F00LUJHI00TJ5TA.SMALL.jpg kevinjameshunt Whether you’re an honourable Northerner, an impish bookworm, a scheming bordello owner, or an inbred monster that everyone hates, chances are you’ve at least thought about what it would be like to have the Iron Throne all to yourself. Or at the very least, maybe you’ve always wanted one for your sm...
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Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:54:02 PDT
Emergency Charge for Your Smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-Charge-for-Your-Smartphone/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:40:47 PDT
REMIX - The Arms of Assistance http://www.instructables.com/id/REMIX-The-Arms-of-Assistance/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:59:32 PDT
Bottle Bottom Phone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Bottle-Bottom-Phone-Stand/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 05:25:33 PDT
DIY phone stand - made on board flight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-phone-stand-made-on-board-flight/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 23:16:28 PDT
Chalk Board Phone Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Chalk-Board-Phone-Case/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:32:35 PDT
Microscope JIG for phone camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Microscope-JIG-for-phone-camera/
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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:22:12 PDT
DIY Super Macro Camera for FREE http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Super-Macro-Camera-for-FREE/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:45:18 PDT
IPhone HomeMade Telephoto Lens http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-HomeMade-Telephoto-Lens/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 21:47:12 PDT
IPhone Home Made Macro Lens http://www.instructables.com/id/IPhone-Home-Made-Macro-Lens/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 03:47:43 PDT
Nokia Lumia 1020 Filter Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Nokia-Lumia-1020-Filter-Mount/
Nokia Lumia 1020 Filter Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/EI2J/HU843LAY/FI6EI2JHU843LAY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/EI2J/HU843LAY/FI6EI2JHU843LAY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/EI2J/HU843LAY/FI6EI2JHU843LAY.SMALL.jpg patricholas424 If you love creating, then you have come to the right place. This instructable is made for Nokia Lumia 1020 owners & Smart Phone photographers everywhere! First things first, having a Nokia Lumia 1020 alone is not enough for this Instructable. You will also need the Camera Grip for Nokia Lumia 10...
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Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:45:22 PDT
Carbon fiber touchscreen gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-fiber-touchscreen-gloves/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:38:19 PDT
3d Printed Heart + Wireless Charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Charger-3d-Printed-Heart/
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 14:38:03 PST
Simple Macro Lens for iPad/iPhone/iPod http://www.instructables.com/id/Macro-Lens-for-iPadiPhoneiPod/
Simple Macro Lens for iPad/iPhone/iPod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/596R/HRWNBOZ6/FEY596RHRWNBOZ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/596R/HRWNBOZ6/FEY596RHRWNBOZ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEY/596R/HRWNBOZ6/FEY596RHRWNBOZ6.SMALL.jpg seanthesheep101 this is a really simple lens you can put together to get nice macro shots for any mobile or tablet camera. i have seen this a few times before but i have seen ways that could damage the device or just take to much time. Materials and Tools the materials you will need are: Laser pointer clothes l...
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Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:09:43 PST
Cassette Deck iPhone Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cassette-Deck-iPhone-Holder/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 08:56:13 PST
DIY 3D Head-Mounted-Display using your smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3D-Head-Mounted-Display-using-your-smartphone/
DIY 3D Head-Mounted-Display using your smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/C3JO/HPJOJ7AS/FBXC3JOHPJOJ7AS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/C3JO/HPJOJ7AS/FBXC3JOHPJOJ7AS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/C3JO/HPJOJ7AS/FBXC3JOHPJOJ7AS.SMALL.jpg ianmcmill I recently stumbled over the OpenDive 3D glasses from Durovis. Stefan Welker designed this nice little toy and made the plan open source. It is a Head-mounted display like the Oculus Rift but instead of using a dedicated display you can use your smartphone as a display. The plan he released is a 3d...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:13:41 PST
Leather iPhone Case (buckle) http://www.instructables.com/id/Leather-iPhone-Case-buckle/
Leather iPhone Case (buckle) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/Z1BA/HOUFS2DF/FRPZ1BAHOUFS2DF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/Z1BA/HOUFS2DF/FRPZ1BAHOUFS2DF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRP/Z1BA/HOUFS2DF/FRPZ1BAHOUFS2DF.SMALL.jpg earz_cd A few years ago, my job required me to crawl around under desks to run cabling and wiring for office cubicles. I usually kept my phone in my back pocket, but far too often it would slide out of my pocket as I was "crab crawling" on my back. I tried the standard belt holsters, but found that I'd regu...
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 20:32:52 PST
Make your own cellphone from scratch. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-cellphone-from-scratch/
Make your own cellphone from scratch. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/ZPTI/HNQYA3DJ/FTCZPTIHNQYA3DJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/ZPTI/HNQYA3DJ/FTCZPTIHNQYA3DJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTC/ZPTI/HNQYA3DJ/FTCZPTIHNQYA3DJ.SMALL.jpg mellis The DIY Cellphone is a working (albeit basic) cellphone that you can make yourself. It can make and receive phone calls and text messages, store names and phone numbers, display the time, and serve as an alarm clock. It connects to GSM networks (like AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.) using a regular (f...
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 15:57:35 PST
How to make 3D models with iPhone and Pla-rails http://www.instructables.com/id/プラレールとiPhoneで3Dモデルを作成する方法/
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 09:06:42 PST
$10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion! http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Smartphone-to-digital-microscope-conversion/
$10 Smartphone to digital microscope conversion! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/TBHS/HMMFBB4V/FY4TBHSHMMFBB4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/TBHS/HMMFBB4V/FY4TBHSHMMFBB4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY4/TBHS/HMMFBB4V/FY4TBHSHMMFBB4V.SMALL.jpg Yoshinok The world is an interesting place, but it's fascinating up close.  Through the lens of a microscope you can find details that you would otherwise never notice.  But now you can. This instructable will show you how to build a stand for about $10 that will transform your smartphone into a powerful d...
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Wed, 16 Oct 2013 07:58:21 PDT
iPhone 5 Case, of Leather and Titanium http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-5-Case-of-Leather-and-Titanium/
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:09:18 PDT
DIY cross-stitched iPhone case http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-cross-stitched-iPhone-case/
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Thu, 19 Sep 2013 14:18:13 PDT
Folding Solar Panel ; Foldapan http://www.instructables.com/id/Folding-Solar-Panel-Foldapan/
Folding Solar Panel ; Foldapan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/ANZ5/HK4832XT/FC9ANZ5HK4832XT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/ANZ5/HK4832XT/FC9ANZ5HK4832XT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC9/ANZ5/HK4832XT/FC9ANZ5HK4832XT.SMALL.jpg hobbyman Foldapan is for outdoor enthusiasts who want to charge their electronic gadgets on the move. The folding panel is powerful enough to run a small mp3 player-speaker under direct sunlight. It can also charge phones and other instrument which can be charged thry usb port. project is done by using 4 so...
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Sat, 10 Aug 2013 11:02:58 PDT
IPhone Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/IPhone-Scanner/
IPhone Scanner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/13U7/HIGFG4DO/F1O13U7HIGFG4DO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/13U7/HIGFG4DO/F1O13U7HIGFG4DO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/13U7/HIGFG4DO/F1O13U7HIGFG4DO.SMALL.jpg giovannire I take lots of notes and I had the need to scan them quickly so you can consult online. Any scanner was too slow to digitize many hundreds of pages of my moleskine. Taking a good photo was a good solution. I thought I'd use my iPhone for this purpose. They needed a support that does not give problem...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:26:43 PDT
Universal cellphone spidey-griper / car mount / stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Spidey-grip-cellphone-holder/
Universal cellphone spidey-griper / car mount / stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/WXH7/HHS9VOWV/FR1WXH7HHS9VOWV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/WXH7/HHS9VOWV/FR1WXH7HHS9VOWV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/WXH7/HHS9VOWV/FR1WXH7HHS9VOWV.SMALL.jpg trophygeek I did this random hack about 9 months ago and have been living with it and using it constantly. I got to where I stopped noticing it and just used it. A friend reminded me to post it to instructables. What is it? It's a thick vinyl strip secured to the cell phone that allows: Single handed, ye...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 00:40:35 PDT
Turn Your Phone Into A GPS Using K'nex! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Phone-Into-A-GPS-Using-Knex/
Turn Your Phone Into A GPS Using K'nex! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/7R0P/HHS9LGZC/FMQ7R0PHHS9LGZC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/7R0P/HHS9LGZC/FMQ7R0PHHS9LGZC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMQ/7R0P/HHS9LGZC/FMQ7R0PHHS9LGZC.SMALL.jpg nerfrocketeer Imagine this: your lost in the wilderness on a lonely back road. You have no idea where you are and no way to find out. If only you had a way to find your way home! Luckily, you still have your cell phone and a box of K'nex in the trunk. It's time to make the (emergency) K'nex GPS/phone holder! This...
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Sun, 16 Jun 2013 17:59:38 PDT
Add Wireless Charging to Your Smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Wireless-Charging-to-Your-Smartphone/
Add Wireless Charging to Your Smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/ZYIX/HHS9HRCV/FXXZYIXHHS9HRCV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/ZYIX/HHS9HRCV/FXXZYIXHHS9HRCV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXX/ZYIX/HHS9HRCV/FXXZYIXHHS9HRCV.SMALL.jpg harari today more and more smartphones support wireless charging, whether it's out-of-the-box or via an available hardware upgrade (special back cover). but there is no reason why all other USB charged devices shouldn't enjoy the luxury of wireless charging. in this instructable i'll show you how to add w...
By: harari

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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:59:13 PDT
Bring a Vintage GI Joe Walkie-Talkie Back to Life with Bluetooth! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bring-a-Vintage-GI-Joe-Walkie-Talkie-Back-to-Life-/
Bring a Vintage GI Joe Walkie-Talkie Back to Life with Bluetooth! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/GRF5/HGU2PHJB/F67GRF5HGU2PHJB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/GRF5/HGU2PHJB/F67GRF5HGU2PHJB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/GRF5/HGU2PHJB/F67GRF5HGU2PHJB.SMALL.jpg mazzmn I had only one circa 1970, GI-Joe green Walkie-Talkie that, to the untrained eye, only sits there and occasionally generates static. But to an observer of the correct age and attitude, this toy can evoke images of a childhood past, friends and fun times. So since it's got no partner to talk to, won'...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 21:37:31 PDT
Cheap and easy iPhone microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-easy-iPhone-microscope/
Cheap and easy iPhone microscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AA3E/HFPTHSNE/FYRAA3EHFPTHSNE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AA3E/HFPTHSNE/FYRAA3EHFPTHSNE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/AA3E/HFPTHSNE/FYRAA3EHFPTHSNE.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus Turn your iPhone into a portable microscope. Should also work for any other smartphone. All I'm doing here is placing a small lens right in front of the iPhone camera. Keep it place with some foam tape and start looking at everything! Really big! I read about this technique here where it was used t...
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Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:24:32 PDT
The Easy Credit Card Phone Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Easy-Credit-Card-Phone-Stand/
The Easy Credit Card Phone Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/4WBO/HFPTRL9M/FFB4WBOHFPTRL9M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/4WBO/HFPTRL9M/FFB4WBOHFPTRL9M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/4WBO/HFPTRL9M/FFB4WBOHFPTRL9M.SMALL.jpg martyd78 ok so instructable number two. so this one came to me when I posted my last one and I saw the jury rig contest and it suddenly hit me that there was a much quicker and easier method to achieve the same sort of result. so using only a pen, credit card and a pair of scissors this stand was created. n...
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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 23:23:30 PDT
Passive iPhone / Victrola Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Passive-iPhone-Victrola-Amp/
Passive iPhone / Victrola Amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/IE88/HF23Y3N7/FPIIE88HF23Y3N7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/IE88/HF23Y3N7/FPIIE88HF23Y3N7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPI/IE88/HF23Y3N7/FPIIE88HF23Y3N7.SMALL.jpg theerikjohnson So I’ve been thinking about how my old Victrola works by passively amplifying the vibrations from the diaphragm through a simple box and how I can control the volume (somewhat) by opening and closing the doors.  I said to myself, “Self, I bet that would work as a passive iPhone amp too.”  I was thin...
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 13:08:36 PDT
Phone Mount on Plane Seat http://www.instructables.com/id/Phone-Mount-on-Plane-Seat/
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By: daemn22

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Fri, 18 Jan 2013 18:51:58 PST
Typewriter iPad Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Typewriter-iPad-Stand/
Typewriter iPad Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/Y1JT/HA4MGTMU/FEIY1JTHA4MGTMU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/Y1JT/HA4MGTMU/FEIY1JTHA4MGTMU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/Y1JT/HA4MGTMU/FEIY1JTHA4MGTMU.SMALL.jpg jackzylkin My USB Typewriter Conversion Kit  allows you to easily retrofit your old typewriter to work as a keyboard for computers and laptops, or even for tablets such as the iPad. In fact, you can even position your iPad on the roller so it acts as "virtual paper" for your typewriter. I just love the effect ...
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Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:55:49 PST
Iphone Stop motion animation http://www.instructables.com/id/Iphone-Stop-motion-animation/
Iphone Stop motion animation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/LPBU/HAQ2ZLGB/F7ZLPBUHAQ2ZLGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/LPBU/HAQ2ZLGB/F7ZLPBUHAQ2ZLGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/LPBU/HAQ2ZLGB/F7ZLPBUHAQ2ZLGB.SMALL.jpg tayeden Hey guys! I decided to do a stop motion animation with an iphone ! Its super simple and you dont need much to create one!  materials All you need for this animation is Pencil Paper It helps if you have an ipod or iphone to look at to see how everything works but it is not NEEDED. ...
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Mon, 14 Jan 2013 07:05:53 PST
How to fix a slowly charging android smartphone + enhanced privacy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-a-slow-charging-android-smartphone-enh/
How to fix a slowly charging android smartphone + enhanced privacy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/G6B3/HBFFJODB/F5YG6B3HBFFJODB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/G6B3/HBFFJODB/F5YG6B3HBFFJODB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/G6B3/HBFFJODB/F5YG6B3HBFFJODB.SMALL.jpg Punk Love Designs Hey all, time for the third Punk Love Designs Identification Contest! This one's a doozy but the prize this time is 1 year of Instructables.com pro service: A small collection of unusually colored white moss was found growing vigorously on three large rocks at the edge of/ in the stream running alo...
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:43:48 PST
Card Phone Dock/Cradle http://www.instructables.com/id/Card-Phone-DockCradle/
Card Phone Dock/Cradle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/OPOW/H9G12OG4/FN5OPOWH9G12OG4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/OPOW/H9G12OG4/FN5OPOWH9G12OG4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN5/OPOW/H9G12OG4/FN5OPOWH9G12OG4.SMALL.jpg daemn22 Repurpose old credit cards/gift cards to a phone dock. This DIY phone dock can mount almost any phone in landscape and portrait orientation. This phone dock can also be mounted on surfaces such as laptop corner or table for easy access. Things you need 2 Plastic Cards Scissors Lighter Double Side...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:55:20 PST
Customize the fit on your EarPods http://www.instructables.com/id/Improve-the-fit-on-on-EarPods/
Customize the fit on your EarPods - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/0ALX/H7HY7L6R/FKG0ALXH7HY7L6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/0ALX/H7HY7L6R/FKG0ALXH7HY7L6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKG/0ALX/H7HY7L6R/FKG0ALXH7HY7L6R.SMALL.jpg juniortan While the earpods have been designed to fit a variety of ears, I still find mine a little loose. Being a Sugru nut, here is a step by step on how to add a silicone rubber layer to your earpods to make them fit better on your ears. Getting Started Once you get your paws on a small pack of Sugru, g...
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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 19:22:05 PDT
The Whirlwind - An iPhone horn speaker and stand that fits in you wallet! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Whirlwind-An-iPhone-horn-speaker-and-stand-t/
The Whirlwind - An iPhone horn speaker and stand that fits in you wallet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/F5ER/H7432J7F/FCTF5ERH7432J7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/F5ER/H7432J7F/FCTF5ERH7432J7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/F5ER/H7432J7F/FCTF5ERH7432J7F.SMALL.jpg urant In a deep "fit for infomercial" voice...   "Have you ever found yourself in the NEED to share a video from your cellphone with other people, but the sound... was.. just to LOW!! FEAR NOT!! The revolutionary WALLET SIZED Whirlwind Speaker and stand will come to the rescue!" He he, sorr...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:31:10 PDT
Apple iOS Serial/USB Cable for Kernel Debugging http://www.instructables.com/id/Apple-iOS-SerialUSB-Cable-for-Kernel-Debugging/
Apple iOS Serial/USB Cable for Kernel Debugging - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/UKVB/H703ZU49/FN4UKVBH703ZU49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/UKVB/H703ZU49/FN4UKVBH703ZU49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN4/UKVB/H703ZU49/FN4UKVBH703ZU49.SMALL.jpg hackerfantastic During the presentation "iOS Kernel Exploitation" at Blackhat/Syscan 2011, Stefan Esser provided some details about how to build an iDevice (iPad/iPod/iPhone) cable that could be used to enable serial console functionality and kernel debugging capabilities within an iOS device. The following instruc...
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Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:53:15 PDT
Solar 7-up: Solar phone charger in a bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-7-up-Solar-phone-charger-in-a-bottle/
Solar 7-up: Solar phone charger in a bottle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/IJAR/H5EDV4PU/F0JIJARH5EDV4PU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/IJAR/H5EDV4PU/F0JIJARH5EDV4PU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0J/IJAR/H5EDV4PU/F0JIJARH5EDV4PU.SMALL.jpg sfrayne Message in a bottle.  Genie in a bottle.  Ship in a bottle. Solar phone charger in a bottle. The time has come.  Drink a peppy beverage of your choice, or drown your sorrows by draining a bottle of Johnnie -- do whatever it takes to get an empty bottle.  And then follow these easy steps to transfo...
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Sat, 18 Aug 2012 07:49:45 PDT
A Preamplifier for Smartphone Oscilloscopes http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Preamplifier-for-Smartphone-Oscilloscopes/
A Preamplifier for Smartphone Oscilloscopes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/BR2C/H3QFJES4/FEWBR2CH3QFJES4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/BR2C/H3QFJES4/FEWBR2CH3QFJES4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/BR2C/H3QFJES4/FEWBR2CH3QFJES4.SMALL.jpg chipstein I am a certified oscilloscope nut, who owns more of them than he needs and is always looking for another one. So when I learned that cheap scope and frequency analysis programs are available for smartphones I was smitten.  Unfortunately, the practical utility of the software by itself is limited. A ...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 17:44:23 PDT
Beer coaster iPhone stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-coaster-iPhone-stand/
Beer coaster iPhone stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/INQZ/H3Z3SXZU/FXBINQZH3Z3SXZU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/INQZ/H3Z3SXZU/FXBINQZH3Z3SXZU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/INQZ/H3Z3SXZU/FXBINQZH3Z3SXZU.SMALL.jpg god1066 I run music events in pubs and bars and get aggravated by how many people waste beer mats. Whether they are being thrown at people, soaked by spilt drinks or torn up for no reason, the poor little things are always going to waste. I realized that they are made from pretty strong card and i decided t...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 06:32:13 PDT
Easy Phone Automation with NFC Tags http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Phone-Automation-with-NFC-Tags/
Easy Phone Automation with NFC Tags - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/THWE/H2WEX6XA/FN0THWEH2WEX6XA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/THWE/H2WEX6XA/FN0THWEH2WEX6XA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN0/THWE/H2WEX6XA/FN0THWEH2WEX6XA.SMALL.jpg CYNICALifornia More and more smart phones are coming out with NFC capability. But what does that mean for you? A few things: the ability to send data over a very small distance to another phone, the ability to use your phone as a wallet, and the ability to read and write NFC 'tags'. NFC stands for 'Near Field Com...
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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:01:59 PDT
Poor Man's Cell Phone IR Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Poor-Mans-Cell-Phone-IR-Filter/
Poor Man's Cell Phone IR Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/C57D/H21CGLMU/F2SC57DH21CGLMU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/C57D/H21CGLMU/F2SC57DH21CGLMU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2S/C57D/H21CGLMU/F2SC57DH21CGLMU.SMALL.jpg elmotactics IR photography is fun. However, getting a proper IR filter (technically a visible light filter but whatever) for your camera can be a pain, especially if you only have a point and shoot, or in my case, a cell phone. Sticking true to my "Poor Man's" philosophy of using only things I have around the h...
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Sat, 19 May 2012 22:44:01 PDT