Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:10:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Run-Sensor-Cables-Through-USB-Cables/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:31 PDT
littleBits Remote Pet Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Remote-Pet-Feeder/
littleBits Remote Pet Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/LJHK/HXYO1G2O/FB3LJHKHXYO1G2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/LJHK/HXYO1G2O/FB3LJHKHXYO1G2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/LJHK/HXYO1G2O/FB3LJHKHXYO1G2O.SMALL.jpg littleBits When away, make sure your pet (fish, cat, dog) never goes hungry with this WiFi-activated feeder. With this littleBits project, you can either feed your pet remotely by pressing a button on your phone or automating a feeding schedule through IFTTT (If This Then That). IFTTT is a service that lets yo...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:49:20 PDT
Animated EL Wire Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Animated-EL-Wire-Sign/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:17:55 PDT
Arduino Mechanotronic Human Pain Reflex http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Mechanotronic-Human-Pain-Reflex/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:30:39 PDT
Pixel Drop Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Drop-Ceiling/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:51 PDT
WAVEbuoy http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVEbuoy/
WAVEbuoy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/NQ9T/HXUCX6OY/FQ5NQ9THXUCX6OY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/NQ9T/HXUCX6OY/FQ5NQ9THXUCX6OY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/NQ9T/HXUCX6OY/FQ5NQ9THXUCX6OY.SMALL.jpg surfershort The WAVEbuoy is a arduino lamp connected to the internet that displays the current wave height of any of the National Data Buoy Centre's wave buoys.This lamp is currently connected to the Sevenstones Lightship buoy that gives an indication of swell approaching Cornwall in the UK. The lamp can also b...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:51:46 PDT
Kitemapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitemapping/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:26 PDT
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-cool-this-summer-PC-Fan-Mod/
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab Who does not have a dozen of those PC Fans laying around? In this build I will show you how to use those fans to produce a nice adjustable breeze during hot summer days. And it runs at least 4 hours with an ordinary 9V battery. Watch the video! The video gives you a pretty nice overview on how t...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:20:18 PDT
littleBits Instant Ego Head http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Instant-Ego-Head/
littleBits Instant Ego Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K4Z5/HXYO1FGG/FTNK4Z5HXYO1FGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K4Z5/HXYO1FGG/FTNK4Z5HXYO1FGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/K4Z5/HXYO1FGG/FTNK4Z5HXYO1FGG.SMALL.gif littleBits Got a big head or know someone else that does? Literally inflate your ego with this mind-blowing project! Anytime someone hashtags your name on an Instagram photo or video, a balloon (with your head on it) will fill with helium. The more popular you are, the bigger the balloon will inflate, stretchi...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:46:02 PDT
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PIR-Motion-Sensor/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:20 PDT
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 2: Bugbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Chassis-for-Cheap-Robots-2-Bugbot/
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 2: Bugbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/QDI5/HXXFU1GL/FCEQDI5HXXFU1GL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/QDI5/HXXFU1GL/FCEQDI5HXXFU1GL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCE/QDI5/HXXFU1GL/FCEQDI5HXXFU1GL.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Following hot on the tail of my previous Instructable for Boxbot, I've got another cardboard robot chassis for you that I've named Bugbot!Welcome back to everybody who read my previous Instructables, and howdy to those of you who are stumbling upon this for the first time! This is the third Instruct...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:41:56 PDT
Arduino Powered Autonomous Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-Autonomous-Vehicle/
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:46:21 PDT
Running the Pier 9 Zcorp 450 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-the-Pier-9-Zcorp-450-3D-Printer/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:06:22 PDT
Raspberry Pi in Rotary Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-in-Rotary-Phone/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:14:17 PDT
Making RetroTech: A Steampunk / Clock / Gear Font http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-The-RetroTech-Font-A-SteamPunkClockGear-Fon/
Making RetroTech: A Steampunk / Clock / Gear Font - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/EO0G/HXWOU4GY/FLTEO0GHXWOU4GY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/EO0G/HXWOU4GY/FLTEO0GHXWOU4GY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLT/EO0G/HXWOU4GY/FLTEO0GHXWOU4GY.SMALL.jpg tcolson Want to add a RetroTech feel to your laser engraving or graphic work? Read on!I do a lot of laser engraving on the Epilog laser engraver/cutters at TechShop SJ (three 60W lasers!) and I like to use display fonts that aren't boring on one hand but aren't too fussy to engrave well on the other. I also...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:16 PDT
Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-RGB-Shelf-Lighting/
Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SMALL.jpg hockeyman271 Being the giant fan of LED's that I am i'm always trying to come up with new ways I can put them throughout my house. Today i'm going to show you how to create a simple, yet extremely eye catching, RGB Bluetooth controlled Shelf lighting system. The beauty of integrating Bluetooth into the system ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:50:27 PDT
Conductive Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Paint/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:50:18 PDT
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) http://www.instructables.com/id/Aergia-The-Android-controlled-TV-Remote/
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/AL5I/HXW3647K/FT6AL5IHXW3647K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/AL5I/HXW3647K/FT6AL5IHXW3647K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/AL5I/HXW3647K/FT6AL5IHXW3647K.SMALL.jpg Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves Have you ever faced this situation while sitting on your favorite spot on the couch or recliner, comfortably watching your favorite TV program? You're snugly tucked under the blanket, the air conditioning is pleasantly cool, the sun outside is shining it's delicate warm golden rays on the closed win...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:54:56 PDT
ABC 123 Toddler Trainer http://www.instructables.com/id/ABC-123-Toddler-Trainer/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:28:26 PDT
Quill http://www.instructables.com/id/Quill/
Quill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/7Z36/HXTZPKTM/F1O7Z36HXTZPKTM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/7Z36/HXTZPKTM/F1O7Z36HXTZPKTM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/7Z36/HXTZPKTM/F1O7Z36HXTZPKTM.SMALL.jpg Triclaw Today we write with computer keyboards and stylus. Some people still with a pen. Long before the pen and pencil there was the quill and ink and before that chisels and stylus (hummmm). Lets make history To make a quill you need a feather one from a larger bird. I used a turkey feather but any la...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:25:35 PDT
Digital Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Zoetrope/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:23:35 PDT
Infinity Mirror Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Clock/
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:36:18 PDT
3D Printed Bulbasaur Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bulbasaur-Planter/
3D Printed Bulbasaur Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QA6W/HXUDFKQL/FXDQA6WHXUDFKQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QA6W/HXUDFKQL/FXDQA6WHXUDFKQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QA6W/HXUDFKQL/FXDQA6WHXUDFKQL.SMALL.jpg GrandeSwag A quick little project for a succulent or cactus planter! Print Here's the file - not my design! Credit to Hitsman.http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:381599I printed at .15mm, 7% infill, 2 shells, on a Replicator 2. Drill (optional) Ideally the model would have a bigger hole, but this works jus...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:03:56 PDT
Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Photodiode-Geiger-Counter/
Pocket Photodiode Geiger Counter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/Z2XF/HXRU3DL0/FZ1Z2XFHXRU3DL0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/Z2XF/HXRU3DL0/FZ1Z2XFHXRU3DL0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/Z2XF/HXRU3DL0/FZ1Z2XFHXRU3DL0.SMALL.jpg JamecoElectronics Build a DIY geiger counter that uses a PIN photodiode as a substitute for an expensive Geiger-Mueller tube. It detects alpha and beta radiation particles. The circuit is soldered onto a small protoboard and everything is placed in an aluminum enclosure. Copper tubing and a piece of aluminum foil is ...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:55:15 PDT
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Boxbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Chassis-for-Cheap-Robots-1-Boxbot/
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Boxbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Previously I made an Instructable on cheap motors and wheels for robots, but wheels alone don't make a robot. If you want your robot to cruise in style, it's going to need a sturdy and stylish body.It's easy to make something rough but functional, but in my experience taking the time to make somethi...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:43:34 PDT
Make Your Own E-Textile Arduino Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-E-Textile-Arduino-Board/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:30:54 PDT
Jukebox Wireless Volume Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Jukebox-Wireless-Volume-Control/
Jukebox Wireless Volume Control - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/U6C8/HXQMWH78/FV0U6C8HXQMWH78.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/U6C8/HXQMWH78/FV0U6C8HXQMWH78.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV0/U6C8/HXQMWH78/FV0U6C8HXQMWH78.SMALL.jpg geminitwincam The ProblemThe volume control knob on many jukeboxes is located in the most inconvenient place possible. It is done purposely to discourage drunken bar patrons from blasting their music resulting in annoyance of their fellow barflys. The standard location for the volume control knob is in the middl...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:21:57 PDT
littleBits Grappler: the robotic space arm http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Grappler-the-robotic-space-arm/
littleBits Grappler: the robotic space arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SMALL.jpg littleBits A grappler is on the end of the ISS Robot Arm and is used to grab onto objects in space – like astronauts! We created a working replica using an acrylic tube, a desk lamp and modules from the littleBits Space Kit.Use the grappler at home to pick up "space" objects with the help of a household remote...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:30:41 PDT
3D Printed Robot Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Robot-Arm/
3D Printed Robot Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/XKT8/HXQMVODY/FYRXKT8HXQMVODY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/XKT8/HXQMVODY/FYRXKT8HXQMVODY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/XKT8/HXQMVODY/FYRXKT8HXQMVODY.SMALL.jpg Beaconsfield This robot arm is made almost entirely of 3D printed parts that snap together. It has three servo-controlled joints, plus a rotating base and gripper. The arm is controlled by a series of buttons that connect to an Arduino Uno hidden in the base. A simple circuit makes connecting the servos and bu...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:24:51 PDT
Twin Raspberry Pi B+ Rack "Case" http://www.instructables.com/id/Twin-Raspberry-Pi-B-Rack-Case/
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:12:15 PDT
Laser Etched Denim Jacket http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Etched-Denim-Jacket/
Laser Etched Denim Jacket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/VE96/HXQD8BZZ/FUHVE96HXQD8BZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/VE96/HXQD8BZZ/FUHVE96HXQD8BZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUH/VE96/HXQD8BZZ/FUHVE96HXQD8BZZ.SMALL.jpg wackymacster This is my first attempt at etching denim and I'm officially hooked! My goal for this project was to jazz up an old denim jacket I never wear using the Trotec Laser Cutter at TechShop Pittsburgh.As a textile artist, I'm experimenting with ways to incorporate lasers and fabric. Here is an example of ...
By: wackymacster

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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:18:14 PDT
LittleBits + Lego Animated Head http://www.instructables.com/id/LittleBits-Lego-Animated-Head/
LittleBits + Lego Animated Head - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN8/UYGU/HXMUVPIS/FN8UYGUHXMUVPIS.SMALL.jpg coercionette Our shop TechShop Chandler was lucky enough to have been chosen by Instructables for their June build night, sponsored by littleBits!!! We were sent FOUR Deluxe littleBits kits... all of them containing switches, power supplies, lights, and motors!We decided to make kids the focus of this particula...
By: coercionette

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 18:49:33 PDT
Chewing Gum USB !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chewing-Gum-USB-/
Chewing Gum USB !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SMALL.jpg =SMART= Welcome to another of my awesome USB case mods !This case mod allows you to sneakily conceal your USB in a chewing gum packet, apart from being super-mega-awesome-cool this mod will stop all those annoying classmates who always borrow your usb, (you know, the ones that don't delete their files after...
By: =SMART=

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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:46:07 PDT
Electronic automated hidden stash built into table (easy and dirt cheap) http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-automated-hidden-stash-built-into-table/
Electronic automated hidden stash built into table (easy and dirt cheap) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/E3D4/H11WJEW3/FNXE3D4H11WJEW3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/E3D4/H11WJEW3/FNXE3D4H11WJEW3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNX/E3D4/H11WJEW3/FNXE3D4H11WJEW3.SMALL.jpg thegoodhen Hi guys! So I was playing deus ex 1 and 3 and all the hidden stashes behind the TVs and pictures and under floors gave me an idea! I'll make myself something similar-how about a place to store my pens that slides up from my desk on press of a single button? So... Yeah, so I made it. I gotta admit th...
By: thegoodhen

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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:35:59 PDT
Light of the Lost Triangles http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-of-the-Lost-Triangles/
Light of the Lost Triangles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/T2YX/HXMUZ7VO/F1MT2YXHXMUZ7VO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/T2YX/HXMUZ7VO/F1MT2YXHXMUZ7VO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1M/T2YX/HXMUZ7VO/F1MT2YXHXMUZ7VO.SMALL.jpg AwabHassan Light of the Lost Triangles is a LED Wall Fixture with 4 different modes. Each successive mode features an increase in LED brightness and an increased rate of colour transition. The light looks great and is great for parties too. The cardboard concept can be modified and can be used at a large scale...
By: AwabHassan

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:13:05 PDT
RFID Sound Triggers with the Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/RFID-Sound-Triggers-with-the-Raspberry-Pi/
RFID Sound Triggers with the Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/3G8S/HXMKU8TZ/FJC3G8SHXMKU8TZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/3G8S/HXMKU8TZ/FJC3G8SHXMKU8TZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/3G8S/HXMKU8TZ/FJC3G8SHXMKU8TZ.SMALL.jpg andy-makernow During the two day 'hackathon' style workshop at Makernow last week, part of the All Makers Now conference, I helped one of the groups realise their project that involved triggering sound samples when symbolic items were placed into the centre of the piece. Due to the timescale, we had to use compon...
By: andy-makernow

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:05:34 PDT
LED beads to pop onto your circuit... http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-beads-to-pop-onto-your-circuit/
LED beads to pop onto your circuit... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/1MX2/HXLMM6XF/FXQ1MX2HXLMM6XF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/1MX2/HXLMM6XF/FXQ1MX2HXLMM6XF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXQ/1MX2/HXLMM6XF/FXQ1MX2HXLMM6XF.SMALL.jpg pip_d I was investigating ways to get creative with LEDs as part of an electronics project. I have been using press studs (aka poppers) as conductive components in my circuits. Here is a way to use plastic bags to create transferable LED beads.You will need:Plastic bagsScissorsA metal rod (could be the ...
By: pip_d

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:26:27 PDT
littleBits Buggy http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Buggy/
littleBits Buggy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/ZIA9/HXMUW38R/FYNZIA9HXMUW38R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/ZIA9/HXMUW38R/FYNZIA9HXMUW38R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYN/ZIA9/HXMUW38R/FYNZIA9HXMUW38R.SMALL.jpg coercionette Our shop, TechShop Chandler was lucky enough to have been selected by Instructables for a littleBits build night last month! We decided to focus on projects that children would enjoy, so the build night could be fun for everyone - families included. So I went down to the nearby thrift stores and s...
By: coercionette

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:17:25 PDT
Enerjar 1: green power jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Enerjar-1-green-power-jar/
Enerjar 1: green power jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/T8IS/HVNXRVLS/FHMT8ISHVNXRVLS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/T8IS/HVNXRVLS/FHMT8ISHVNXRVLS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHM/T8IS/HVNXRVLS/FHMT8ISHVNXRVLS.SMALL.jpg Makor The Green Electronics Challenge. A place to showcase skill and the ability to harness nature or another means of green power. When thinking of what my entry would be I thought, "Hmm, what is the best form of renewable green energy?" And it literally hit me like a hot-flash, "The Sun!" The sun is ama...
By: Makor

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Mon, 26 May 2014 11:14:31 PDT
Tic Tac Test Box... a Simple Audio Signal Injector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Tic-Tac-Test-Box-a-Simple-Audio-Signal-Injector/
Tic Tac Test Box... a Simple Audio Signal Injector! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/V9DF/HXMKUC7B/FAAV9DFHXMKUC7B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/V9DF/HXMKUC7B/FAAV9DFHXMKUC7B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAA/V9DF/HXMKUC7B/FAAV9DFHXMKUC7B.SMALL.jpg mk484 Well folks - here we are again! And here's the next step in building the Nic Nac Tic Tac series of projects. The reason this 'Test Box' is necessary, is that if you build a project, and it doesn't work (for example - you built the radio, and then the amplifier, but can't get any sound in your earpho...
By: mk484

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:18:20 PDT
Cheap Haptic Feedback Vest http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Haptic-Feedback-Vest/
Cheap Haptic Feedback Vest - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/B7Y0/HXMKUGIF/FTUB7Y0HXMKUGIF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/B7Y0/HXMKUGIF/FTUB7Y0HXMKUGIF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/B7Y0/HXMKUGIF/FTUB7Y0HXMKUGIF.SMALL.jpg hbrumelow This tutorial is how to make a cheap yet functional haptic feedback vest. Materials List 1 Vest (Ideally with pockets or compartments to hold electronics) 2-4 Ultrasonic Sensors 1 Vibration motor for every sensor Wires Arduino Transistors Arduino ProtoShield Procedures (Wiring) Step 1: Conne...
By: hbrumelow

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:55:57 PDT
Motorized Toy Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Motorized-Toy-Car/
Motorized Toy Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/VJO7/HXLMOUQ4/F93VJO7HXLMOUQ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/VJO7/HXLMOUQ4/F93VJO7HXLMOUQ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F93/VJO7/HXLMOUQ4/F93VJO7HXLMOUQ4.SMALL.jpg Kniterly A colleague of mine came up with this ingenious car design for our Maker Club at the public library. It is made from recycled materials and electronic components easily found at a dollar store. Supplies One oblong piece of strong cardboard 5x7.5 inches Two empty Bic-type disposable pen tubes Thi...
By: Kniterly

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:18:27 PDT
Don’t Upset Kitty! (LittleBits Project) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dont-Upset-Kitty-LittleBits-Project/
Don’t Upset Kitty! (LittleBits Project) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/HZMC/HXMUULE3/F4IHZMCHXMUULE3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/HZMC/HXMUULE3/F4IHZMCHXMUULE3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/HZMC/HXMUULE3/F4IHZMCHXMUULE3.SMALL.jpg TheHiveTHPL Using LittleBits parts, this project displays a happy cat until you pull his tail. Then you upset kitty.Total Build Time: 30 mins Draw and cut out cat – 10 mins Arduino coding – 5 mins LittleBits parts assembly – 5 mins Foam board assembly – 5 mins Testing – 5 mins Gather all th...
By: TheHiveTHPL

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:32:55 PDT
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-LE-Go-Anywhere-Sensor-Pack/
Bluetooth LE Go-Anywhere Sensor Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/YB4D/HXLMJ6M7/FZZYB4DHXLMJ6M7.SMALL.jpg intensePancake IntroductionIn recent years, portable sensor devices have gained a lot of popularity due to their ability to give you instant, accurate information about your local environment. Some of these devices include the Sensordrone, Smart Citizen, and the Storm Tag. These devices combine portability and a...
By: intensePancake

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:21:29 PDT
MaKey MaKey experimenting / Experimenteer met de MaKey MaKey http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-experimenting-Experimenteer-met-de-MaK/
MaKey MaKey experimenting / Experimenteer met de MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQL/SJ6U/HXMURXNG/FQLSJ6UHXMURXNG.SMALL.jpg FabSchool De MaKey MaKey is een handig hulpmiddel voor electronica-experimenten. Verander bijvoorbeeld alledaagse objecten in een toetsenbord of muis. Een MaKey MaKey koop je als pakketje en bevat naast de MaKey MaKey zelf een USB-kabel en krokodillenklemmetjes om objecten met je computer te verbinden. Zo kun...
By: FabSchool

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:24:22 PDT
Glow in the Dark LED Ping Pong Ball http://www.instructables.com/id/Glow-in-the-Dark-LED-Ping-Pong-Ball/
Glow in the Dark LED Ping Pong Ball - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/4K2Y/HXBG5C27/F4F4K2YHXBG5C27.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/4K2Y/HXBG5C27/F4F4K2YHXBG5C27.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/4K2Y/HXBG5C27/F4F4K2YHXBG5C27.SMALL.jpg Khuttner Create a glow in the dark LED ping pong ball with several simple steps. Materials You will need the following materials:Ping Pong BallLED (5mm or 10 mm)3V BatteryTapeLow Temp Glue GunRazor Preparing the LED LEDs have a positive and negative wire. You will need to put the battery between the w...
By: Khuttner

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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:13:13 PDT
LED Foam Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Foam-Bracelet/
LED Foam Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/O09J/HXLMF5PN/F03O09JHXLMF5PN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/O09J/HXLMF5PN/F03O09JHXLMF5PN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/O09J/HXLMF5PN/F03O09JHXLMF5PN.SMALL.jpg Warriorlibrarian Make a fun light up bracelet with foam, an LED and a 3v coin battery. It's easy, fun and flashy! Materials Needed: Fun foam Fun foam flowers or other shapes Self-adhesive copper tape LED Lamp3v coin battery Self-adhesive velcro tabs Glue dot squares To Start Cut a foam strip to fit wrist. Th...
By: Warriorlibrarian

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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:51:10 PDT
SelfiesBot — Twitterbot that takes Selfies using Rapsberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/SelfiesBot-Twitterbot-that-takes-Selfies-using-Rap/
SelfiesBot — Twitterbot that takes Selfies using Rapsberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/8F3A/HXMKQST1/FMJ8F3AHXMKQST1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/8F3A/HXMKQST1/FMJ8F3AHXMKQST1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/8F3A/HXMKQST1/FMJ8F3AHXMKQST1.SMALL.jpg scottkildall SelfiesBot is a Twitterbot that takes...Selfies! The Twitter feed for @selfiesbot is here.SelfiesBot is a sculpture that uses a Raspberry Pi to take a photo, preview it and then post it to its Twitter account.This Instructable will give details of the software, electronics and physical construction ...
By: scottkildall

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:45:30 PDT
Motors and Wheels for Cheap Robots http://www.instructables.com/id/Motors-and-Wheels-for-Cheap-Robots/
Motors and Wheels for Cheap Robots - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/KGPN/HXMKQU4U/FY9KGPNHXMKQU4U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/KGPN/HXMKQU4U/FY9KGPNHXMKQU4U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY9/KGPN/HXMKQU4U/FY9KGPNHXMKQU4U.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks When I was little, and just getting started out with robotics, I had very little in the way of funds or patience for ordering robot kits online. Back then the selection was more limited than today and pretty much all the robotics kits were built for Windows users, which my family and I very much wer...
By: JayWeeks

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:42:15 PDT
Makng a concrete gecko (7.5m ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Makng-a-concrete-gecko-75m-/
Makng a concrete gecko (7.5m ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/XGBU/HXMKOCYE/FLMXGBUHXMKOCYE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/XGBU/HXMKOCYE/FLMXGBUHXMKOCYE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/XGBU/HXMKOCYE/FLMXGBUHXMKOCYE.SMALL.jpg shaperAl I was commissioned to produce a concrete model of a gecko for a new housing development.I am a sculptor,working in wood, steel , bronze , plastics and concrete.For this project, I did quite a bit of research into high strength mortar mixes ( no stone , just sand / cement ) GECKO Underwoodisaurus ...
By: shaperAl

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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:17:43 PDT