Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 6 Feb 2016 22:22:22 PST BLOX v1.01 The Lum 3D Printer: Lower Frame and Conveyor Module for Infiniprinting http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Loom-Printer-Infini-Printing-Assembly/
The Lum 3D Printer: Lower Frame and Conveyor Module for Infiniprinting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/3J8E/IKBHSWEM/FCL3J8EIKBHSWEM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/3J8E/IKBHSWEM/FCL3J8EIKBHSWEM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/3J8E/IKBHSWEM/FCL3J8EIKBHSWEM.SMALL.jpg andreasbastian This is Part 2 of the Loom Printer assembly documentation. It will cover the fabrication and assembly of the machine frame and the conveyor module that allows for "infini-printing" objects of arbitrary length. Full CAD for the project can be downloaded here. Print the Build Belt The Loom Print...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 19:55:21 PST
Digital Gauss Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Gauss-Meter/
Digital Gauss Meter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/GWDW/IK7BXVOV/FGZGWDWIK7BXVOV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/GWDW/IK7BXVOV/FGZGWDWIK7BXVOV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/GWDW/IK7BXVOV/FGZGWDWIK7BXVOV.SMALL.jpg IamWe Everyone likes magnets. Playing with the invisible magic force of permanent magnets is from all ages.Tinkering with coils, relays and many other magnetic devices needs sometimes a measuring tool for magnet field density and North and South Pole detection.With a Gauss meter you can measure a magnetic...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 09:35:19 PST
Small LED Strip Controller with LED Amp and Arduino Nano http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-LED-Strip-Controller-With-LED-Amp-and-Arduin/
Small LED Strip Controller with LED Amp and Arduino Nano - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/BSL4/IK7BYWJE/FZJBSL4IK7BYWJE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/BSL4/IK7BYWJE/FZJBSL4IK7BYWJE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/BSL4/IK7BYWJE/FZJBSL4IK7BYWJE.SMALL.jpg SólbjørnO A small LED strip controller made with a LED amplifier and an Arduino Nano. Perfect for making custom lighting patterns and/or control the led strip from your computer. It uses the Mosfet gates from the Amplifier to control the LED strip without putting a load on the Arduino. Because of the design o...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 19:07:01 PST
Sugar skull stormtrooper nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugar-Skull-Stormtrooper-Nightlight/
Sugar skull stormtrooper nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/NWKZ/IKBHS73A/F7ANWKZIKBHS73A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/NWKZ/IKBHS73A/F7ANWKZIKBHS73A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/NWKZ/IKBHS73A/F7ANWKZIKBHS73A.SMALL.jpg dmilesson This light work by lightning acrylic from the side, the acrylic is etched which creates a nice glowing effect.The acrylic is etched and cut with a laser cutter. Inside there is an Arduino that powers the 5v RGB LEDs, and it's programed to very slowly fade between different colors.You'll need: Acryli...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 19:03:31 PST
Panel Meter Weather Station With Photon http://www.instructables.com/id/Panel-Meter-Weather-Station-With-Photon/
Panel Meter Weather Station With Photon - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLR/XRCX/IKBHSPP8/FLRXRCXIKBHSPP8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLR/XRCX/IKBHSPP8/FLRXRCXIKBHSPP8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLR/XRCX/IKBHSPP8/FLRXRCXIKBHSPP8.SMALL.jpg practicalengineering For me, discussing the weather is more than idle small talk. So when I got interested in web-enabled electronics (the Internet of Things), I knew immediately that my first IoT project would be related to the first thing I do when I log onto my computer at work each day: check the weather. This "weat...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 17:19:21 PST
Silicone lens for smartphone microscope http://www.instructables.com/id/Silicone-Lens-for-Smartphone-Microscope/
Silicone lens for smartphone microscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/NQ32/IKBFMMFC/F37NQ32IKBFMMFC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/NQ32/IKBFMMFC/F37NQ32IKBFMMFC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F37/NQ32/IKBFMMFC/F37NQ32IKBFMMFC.SMALL.jpg eyrops Cheap lenses are getting better! It is now possible to make an inexpensive digital microscope using a phone with a camera coupled with another lens. There has been a huge amount of interest in doing this as demonstrated in many Instructables. While these do not replace expensive digital microscop...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:58:48 PST
1:10 stop motion Ice cream van http://www.instructables.com/id/110-Stop-Motion-Ice-Cream-Van/
1:10 stop motion Ice cream van - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KBM0/IKA2F4I4/FSMKBM0IKA2F4I4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KBM0/IKA2F4I4/FSMKBM0IKA2F4I4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/KBM0/IKA2F4I4/FSMKBM0IKA2F4I4.SMALL.jpg abmodelmaking Are you making a very specific stop motion film that revolves around an ice cream van? Well good news! Here's how to make one! I made this at university for a project which meant I had access to a great deal of machines and facilities making for a particularly interesting and varied build. CAD des...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 08:58:39 PST
Usb lamp with timer&dimmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Usb-Lamp-With-Timerdimmer/
Usb lamp with timer&dimmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/U1WA/IKA2F4JK/FY1U1WAIKA2F4JK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/U1WA/IKA2F4JK/FY1U1WAIKA2F4JK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY1/U1WA/IKA2F4JK/FY1U1WAIKA2F4JK.SMALL.jpg maria_AI 555 monostable circuit YOU'LL NEED: You'll need:555 timer ICResistors (10ohm, 200k, 1k)Capacitors (0.6mF, 10nF)StripboardPushbuttonSlide switchDiodePotentiometers (500k, 10k)Soldering iron & solderUsb cable( cut off the head that goes to your mobile device, ignore the green and whit wire, what yo...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 08:55:21 PST
Music Box Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Box-Doorbell/
Music Box Doorbell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/D4JD/IKA2E9RK/F7ND4JDIKA2E9RK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/D4JD/IKA2E9RK/F7ND4JDIKA2E9RK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/D4JD/IKA2E9RK/F7ND4JDIKA2E9RK.SMALL.jpg cdesjardins My apartment in Amsterdam has a very old and extremely loud doorbell. I decided to make a new one, because I was tired of being startled every time someone rang the doorbell. I had a music box sitting around, and an arduino mega, and I have a few prototype shields for the Mega that I designed a whil...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 07:23:16 PST
Quick Arduino Hygrometer (Humidity Sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Arduino-Hygrometer-Humidity-Sensor/
Quick Arduino Hygrometer (Humidity Sensor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/GLJU/IKA08INJ/F6SGLJUIKA08INJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/GLJU/IKA08INJ/F6SGLJUIKA08INJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6S/GLJU/IKA08INJ/F6SGLJUIKA08INJ.SMALL.jpg jazzycamel We have been having some condensation and mould issues in our apartment recently due to, I think, the humidity levels. Our property is relatively newly built and, as such, has very good insulation properties (double glazed windows etc.). The side effect of this is that there is very little ventilati...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 07:58:42 PST
How to Design a 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Design-a-3D-Printer/
How to Design a 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/4IGM/IKA2DMXU/F5N4IGMIKA2DMXU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/4IGM/IKA2DMXU/F5N4IGMIKA2DMXU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5N/4IGM/IKA2DMXU/F5N4IGMIKA2DMXU.SMALL.jpg 3DHotpants I recently built my own 3D printer with a friend. The process was both challenging and rewarding, and it's awesome to have a 3D printer of my own design. However, I found very little information out there on how to make a 3D printer from scratch on my own. The goal of this instructable is to help th...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 06:56:11 PST
Power Your Bathroom by Water Tap http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Your-Bathroom-by-Water-Tap/
Power Your Bathroom by Water Tap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/3NJO/IKA07P97/FCR3NJOIKA07P97.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/3NJO/IKA07P97/FCR3NJOIKA07P97.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/3NJO/IKA07P97/FCR3NJOIKA07P97.SMALL.jpg taifur Shortage of Electrical energy is a big problem in my country and load shading occurs regularly here. So, most of the time I think about energy efficiency and renewable energy. Suddenly one thing came to my mind, why I am not using the water flow of bathroom water tap to light my bathroom. Bathroom d...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 03:05:08 PST
Create a custom 3D printable prosthetic device using data from a CT scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Custom-3D-Printable-Prosthetic-Device-Usi/
Create a custom 3D printable prosthetic device using data from a CT scanner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/KH1M/IKA2DK29/F85KH1MIKA2DK29.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/KH1M/IKA2DK29/F85KH1MIKA2DK29.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F85/KH1M/IKA2DK29/F85KH1MIKA2DK29.SMALL.jpg Cosninety This Instructable illustrates how to create a custom 3D printable prosthetic device using data from a CT scanner. In this case, I will illustrate the process for creating a custom trachea stent. This Instructable does not include information relating to the use of CT scanner or a 3D printer.First, h...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 05:14:54 PST
Repair Broken Glasses with 3D printer - HowTo http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Broken-Glasses-With-3D-Printer-HowTo/
Repair Broken Glasses with 3D printer - HowTo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/PU8E/IKA070VR/FWJPU8EIKA070VR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/PU8E/IKA070VR/FWJPU8EIKA070VR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWJ/PU8E/IKA070VR/FWJPU8EIKA070VR.SMALL.jpg NespLab Hi! I have not great knowledge or big machines, but I have problems. Yeah.So, this time my little brother broke his glasses, again. Since this is the third time in one year, I decided to try repairing them, so I'll show you how I did. As you can see, the problem was not only a fracture in the frame,...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 17:01:29 PST
How to Make an Arcade Marquee Lightbox http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Arcade-Marquee-Lightbox/
How to Make an Arcade Marquee Lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6J72/IK7BTML9/FTL6J72IK7BTML9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6J72/IK7BTML9/FTL6J72IK7BTML9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6J72/IK7BTML9/FTL6J72IK7BTML9.SMALL.jpg MakeItYoutube Old school arcade games are back! Learn how to make a marquee lightbox and bring your favorite game to any room!Don't know a lot about wood-working? Neither do I! I made this to help me learn!If anyone is a wood-shop expert, feel free to give some tips! Video Watch this video instead of the writt...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 08:03:45 PST
555 Timer Calculator for RaspberryPi, Arduino, or a Linux PC http://www.instructables.com/id/555-Timer-Calculator-for-RaspberryPi-Arduino-or-a-/
555 Timer Calculator for RaspberryPi, Arduino, or a Linux PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/3848/IK7BTCSV/FYV3848IK7BTCSV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/3848/IK7BTCSV/FYV3848IK7BTCSV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/3848/IK7BTCSV/FYV3848IK7BTCSV.SMALL.jpg JRV31 This instructable is a calculator to determine the resistor and capacitor values to use in common 555 timer circuits. I have included versions for the RaspberryPi and the Arduino with simple circuits to blink two LEDs like the 555 would. The version for a Linux PC only shows the printed values.The I...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 07:10:54 PST
Assembling the Bright Pi -- LEDs for your Raspberry Pi camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-the-Bright-Pi-LEDs-for-Your-Raspberry-P/
Assembling the Bright Pi -- LEDs for your Raspberry Pi camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/4T0Q/IK8MYJNH/FJY4T0QIK8MYJNH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/4T0Q/IK8MYJNH/FJY4T0QIK8MYJNH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/4T0Q/IK8MYJNH/FJY4T0QIK8MYJNH.SMALL.jpg mmanuel2 In this instructable you will learn how to assemble the Bright Pi circuit board with steps and images. Gather the parts and your tools The Bright Pi kit can be purchased here: https://www.pi-supply.com/product/bright-pi-bright...You'll need: soldering iron solder side cutters small Phillips screw...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 20:51:21 PST
RASPBERRY PI nRF24L01+ Mini-Hat/Proto-Board http://www.instructables.com/id/RASPBERRY-PI-NRF24L01-Mini-HatProto-Board/
RASPBERRY PI nRF24L01+ Mini-Hat/Proto-Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/72KF/IK7BRSXH/FE772KFIK7BRSXH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/72KF/IK7BRSXH/FE772KFIK7BRSXH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/72KF/IK7BRSXH/FE772KFIK7BRSXH.SMALL.jpg SeanT24 I wanted a custom board to add nRF24L01+ radios to my Raspberry Pi's. I wanted the solution to be reasonably elegant and fit into my Pi cases without removing the capability of adding a camera and other accessories. This basically fit the requirement of the HAT, although I did not want to stick too ...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 20:38:19 PST
Soil Moisture Sensor (LCD, RTC, SD Logger, Temperature) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soil-Moisture-Sensor-LCD-RTC-SD-Logger-Temperature/
Soil Moisture Sensor (LCD, RTC, SD Logger, Temperature) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Z/ERNM/IKBFM68I/F4ZERNMIKBFM68I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Z/ERNM/IKBFM68I/F4ZERNMIKBFM68I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Z/ERNM/IKBFM68I/F4ZERNMIKBFM68I.SMALL.jpg WojciechM3 As my projects evolved in my mind there comes a time to make the ideas come truth and so the project below became reality. Its an Arduino based soil moisture sensor, with 16,x2 LCD, real time clock (which keeps time even if the power supply is disconnected), temperature sensor and SD data logger. It...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 01:09:02 PST
How to make a Variable Zoom Head Lens from a photocamera's telescopic lens http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Variable-Zoom-Head-Lens-From-a-Photo/
How to make a Variable Zoom Head Lens from a photocamera's telescopic lens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/9SID/IK7BS968/F4Q9SIDIK7BS968.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/9SID/IK7BS968/F4Q9SIDIK7BS968.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Q/9SID/IK7BS968/F4Q9SIDIK7BS968.SMALL.jpg Qwertypat For all magnifying glass enthousiasts, precision art workers, investigators, biologists, micro electrotechnicians, jewelrepairmen, Borg, and many more, improve life and joy, build a Variable Zoom Head Lens.Having both hands free for your expert work and at the same time having eye for crystal clear...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 02:41:39 PST
Q5 a Star Wars Themed Astromech Driod http://www.instructables.com/id/Q5-a-Star-Wars-Themed-Astromech-Driod/
Q5 a Star Wars Themed Astromech Driod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/34OZ/IK8KR6T7/FTU34OZIK8KR6T7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/34OZ/IK8KR6T7/FTU34OZIK8KR6T7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTU/34OZ/IK8KR6T7/FTU34OZIK8KR6T7.SMALL.jpg SpecialRobotBuilders So you are a fan of the Star Wars Universe and you want to build your own representation of a working Astomech Driod. If you're not concerned with accuracy but just want something that looks good and works then this Instructable is for you. By searching through some household items you can build o...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 12:59:36 PST
LED Sound Reactive Light Box http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Sound-Reactive-Light-Box/
LED Sound Reactive Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/Z2C5/IK8MXN1Y/FYZZ2C5IK8MXN1Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/Z2C5/IK8MXN1Y/FYZZ2C5IK8MXN1Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYZ/Z2C5/IK8MXN1Y/FYZZ2C5IK8MXN1Y.SMALL.jpg nlewkowitz I really liked Dan Chen's Instructable Ex Machina Sound Reactive LED Wall. It was so easy to follow, and the results were great. I created version using cardboard and vellum, as you can see in the image with the red LED lights in the middle - note the Arduino and breadboard hanging off the side.The ...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:55:50 PST
The HacqueBoard http://www.instructables.com/id/The-HacqueBoard/
The HacqueBoard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/6IM0/IK7BPGP1/F0E6IM0IK7BPGP1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/6IM0/IK7BPGP1/F0E6IM0IK7BPGP1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0E/6IM0/IK7BPGP1/F0E6IM0IK7BPGP1.SMALL.jpg thegrendel The Protopalette is a commercially available prototyping workbench for the Arduino and similar microcontrollers. Unfortunately, there exists no similar tool for the more powerful credit card sized computers, the ones that are capable of running a full-fledged operating system. Well, there wasn't one...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 16:25:56 PST
LED Heart Photo Frame - Make a Perfect Valentine's or Birthday Present http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Heart-Photo-Frame-Make-a-Perfect-Valentines-or/
LED Heart Photo Frame - Make a Perfect Valentine's or Birthday Present - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/XJI3/IK8MWSS2/FIPXJI3IK8MWSS2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/XJI3/IK8MWSS2/FIPXJI3IK8MWSS2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/XJI3/IK8MWSS2/FIPXJI3IK8MWSS2.SMALL.jpg Dejan Nedelkovski Hello! In this instructable I will show you how you can make this awesome LED Heart Photo Frame. For all Electronics Enthusiasts! Make the perfect Valentine's, Birthday or Anniversary present for your loved ones!You can watch the Demo Video of this project on the video below and read the step by ste...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:59:37 PST
How to 3D print an animation inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-3D-Print-an-Animation-Inspired-by-Kurt-Vonn/
How to 3D print an animation inspired by Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/W0K1/IK7N8D3A/FXUW0K1IK7N8D3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/W0K1/IK7N8D3A/FXUW0K1IK7N8D3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXU/W0K1/IK7N8D3A/FXUW0K1IK7N8D3A.SMALL.jpg Steve Crayons Most 3D printers work by taking a 3D file (like an STL), and slicing it into a stack of 2D files. The 2D files are then printed one on top of the other to create the final 3D form. Here we'll start with a 2D animation and use the individual frames as slices to create a 3D object.Our animation is goi...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 08:22:15 PST
5-Min Project: Mini Probe Hooks http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Min-Project-Mini-Probe-Hooks/
5-Min Project: Mini Probe Hooks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/7HZU/I7YLI9ZK/FBW7HZUI7YLI9ZK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/7HZU/I7YLI9ZK/FBW7HZUI7YLI9ZK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/7HZU/I7YLI9ZK/FBW7HZUI7YLI9ZK.SMALL.jpg nqtronix Breadboard are great! They allow incredible fast prototyping of most small circuits in not time. This is ideal if you just want to get some quick measurements before soldering the final circuit together.Naturally the workspace gets messy really soon. And it gets worse as soon as you try to attach yo...
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:36:20 PDT
Color Changing LED Snow Heart Valentine http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Changing-LED-Snow-Heart-Valentine/
Color Changing LED Snow Heart Valentine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/XEQO/IK7N7H2K/F59XEQOIK7N7H2K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/XEQO/IK7N7H2K/F59XEQOIK7N7H2K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/XEQO/IK7N7H2K/F59XEQOIK7N7H2K.SMALL.jpg BillT3 Don't let the leftover snow from the recent "Snowzilla" storm go to waste. Show your loved ones how much you care with a giant Valentine's Day snow heart in the front yard. Not your average snow heart, this display is jazzed up by embedding color-changing LED holiday lights into the snow for a br...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 22:57:45 PST
Robotic Music Player and Sequencer With LittleBits AKA Fruityloops IRL http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Music-Player-and-Sequencer-With-LittleBits/
Robotic Music Player and Sequencer With LittleBits AKA Fruityloops IRL - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/JAN5/IK77HLBD/FG4JAN5IK77HLBD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/JAN5/IK77HLBD/FG4JAN5IK77HLBD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/JAN5/IK77HLBD/FG4JAN5IK77HLBD.SMALL.jpg lamedust So I, along with many other mammals, love to make music! I make goofy sounds, fun raps, but often I find myself playing music by myself and I wish I had a robot friend that can lay down some wicked beats. That's why I made a drum and tone sequencer with the littleBits synth kit platform. Similar to...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:50:58 PST
SMS mailbox notifier on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/GSM-Mailbox-Notifier/
SMS mailbox notifier on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/W65X/IK77HKU7/FPWW65XIK77HKU7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/W65X/IK77HKU7/FPWW65XIK77HKU7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/W65X/IK77HKU7/FPWW65XIK77HKU7.SMALL.jpg ArturS8 If you shop online, then you often find yourself waiting for a delivery. This requires checking the mailbox frequently which is fine if you have your mailbox in sight. But if you live on a high floor of an apartament building that has shared mailboxes downstaris, then taking the trip down and back c...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:44:27 PST
International Space Station Tracker/Pointer http://www.instructables.com/id/International-Space-Station-TrackerPointer/
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:49:24 PST
Fitted camera case from old tool case http://www.instructables.com/id/Fitted-Camera-Case-From-Old-Tool-Case/
Fitted camera case from old tool case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/73FH/IK75B2U1/FVJ73FHIK75B2U1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/73FH/IK75B2U1/FVJ73FHIK75B2U1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/73FH/IK75B2U1/FVJ73FHIK75B2U1.SMALL.jpg philslizzy I've got some pretty heavy camera gear that I want to go in a flight case. I bought some of that cubed foam but it was too soft to protect my camera and lenses and distorted pretty quick. I needed something firmer than the foam. I had considered upholstery foam but its messy to cut and not easy to g...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:03:01 PST
Flashy steampunk goggles http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashy-Steampunk-Goggles/
Flashy steampunk goggles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/FPSD/IK5S3FJL/FDFFPSDIK5S3FJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/FPSD/IK5S3FJL/FDFFPSDIK5S3FJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/FPSD/IK5S3FJL/FDFFPSDIK5S3FJL.SMALL.jpg deluges Hey guys,Here is a small project that includes a little bit of crafting and a little bit of coding. It's really accessible to anyone with basic soldering skills and should not take you more than a couple hours once you have all the parts you need.Those goggles can display every imaginable colour and...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:31:09 PST
UNO R3 2.8 TFT Touch Screen with SD Card Socket for Arduino Board Module http://www.instructables.com/id/UNO-R3-28-TFT-Touch-Screen-With-SD-Card-Socket-for/
UNO R3 2.8 TFT Touch Screen with SD Card Socket for Arduino Board Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/KF71/IK5S39UP/FWBKF71IK5S39UP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/KF71/IK5S39UP/FWBKF71IK5S39UP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/KF71/IK5S39UP/FWBKF71IK5S39UP.SMALL.jpg dmainmon Trying to get this touch screen display working has caused some people frustration. The unit came in an anti-static bag as shown in the pictures with a stylus and NO documentation. After searching around I found some libraries and arduino code that worked with this module. After some modifications I...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:53:01 PST
HDR EyeGlass: from cyborg welding helmets to Wearable Computing in everyday life http://www.instructables.com/id/HDR-EyeGlass-From-Cyborg-Welding-Helmets-to-Wearab/
HDR EyeGlass: from cyborg welding helmets to Wearable Computing in everyday life - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/46W9/IK5S1QTS/FZ646W9IK5S1QTS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/46W9/IK5S1QTS/FZ646W9IK5S1QTS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ6/46W9/IK5S1QTS/FZ646W9IK5S1QTS.SMALL.jpg SteveMann This Instructable is not a lesson on how to use existing HDR (High Dynamic Range) software. Instead it gives you a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) approach to writing your own HDR software, and creating your own systems that can potentially go beyond what's out there already, or at the very least give you a s...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 22:28:25 PST
How to make a low-power Power Supply Unit from discarded DVD player http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Low-Power-Supply-From-a-Discarded-DV/
How to make a low-power Power Supply Unit from discarded DVD player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2A/ZB0A/IJYV8X0U/F2AZB0AIJYV8X0U.SMALL.jpg Qwertypat Have had enough of taping together batteries or making tagliatelli of wires to provide some volts for your electronic project? Yes you have !Instead of buying a new PSU (power supply unit) why not use a power circuit board of discarded A/V equipment or other home appliances. Many audiovisual devices...
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Wed, 3 Feb 2016 08:17:49 PST
Fading Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Fading-Lamp/
Fading Lamp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/QV4Q/IK5PYVJK/FPYQV4QIK5PYVJK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/QV4Q/IK5PYVJK/FPYQV4QIK5PYVJK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/QV4Q/IK5PYVJK/FPYQV4QIK5PYVJK.SMALL.jpg pascal0312 Hey everybody,This will be a tutorial to make a lamp that gives a pulsating light. There are leds inside the lamp and when you turn it on it gives a nice fading effect.I decided to create a hexagon shape since I'm not an expert in AutoCAD and I tried to create another shape but this was too big and ...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 20:06:04 PST
TP-LINK TL-MR3040 Antenna Mod using U.FL SMT connector http://www.instructables.com/id/TP-LINK-TL-MR3040-Antenna-Mod-Using-UFL-SMT-Connec/
TP-LINK TL-MR3040 Antenna Mod using U.FL SMT connector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/O588/IK5PYWNK/F4FO588IK5PYWNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/O588/IK5PYWNK/F4FO588IK5PYWNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/O588/IK5PYWNK/F4FO588IK5PYWNK.SMALL.jpg the_plaid_scientist Wanted to expand the range of my MR3040 by adding an external antenna via a new SMT U.FL connector and RP-SMA pigtail. No fancy tools or special training required to build.I've also done the WR703Nhttp://www.instructables.com/id/TP-LINK-TL-WR703N-Antenna-Mod-Using-UFL-SMT-Connec/ Gather Materials ...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 19:18:35 PST
Motor Driver Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Driver-Module/
Motor Driver Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/8F9Z/IJYV3QTC/FDK8F9ZIJYV3QTC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/8F9Z/IJYV3QTC/FDK8F9ZIJYV3QTC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDK/8F9Z/IJYV3QTC/FDK8F9ZIJYV3QTC.SMALL.jpg ammar Khalil Hi guys.This is my first Instructable , Hope you'll like it.In this Instructable I'm going to show you how to make a motor driver module for just $1 and few Buks. Its very easy to make ,but all you need is some basic Soldering skills. If you are expert in making PCB and designing layout for your boa...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 11:12:35 PST
METER STAND http://www.instructables.com/id/METER-STAND/
METER STAND - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/E3CS/IK4AKH4Y/FNIE3CSIK4AKH4Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/E3CS/IK4AKH4Y/FNIE3CSIK4AKH4Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/E3CS/IK4AKH4Y/FNIE3CSIK4AKH4Y.SMALL.jpg oldmaninSC THUMP...my meter fell over AGAIN.I worked in a shop with six other people.And every day this happened even thoughsome meters have a junky wire stand tokeep the meter upright. But try to change scales or pull too hard on the leadsand THUMP. So for thirty years I was going to make a proper stand...tom...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 08:59:38 PST
How to Send Art Into Outer Space http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Send-Art-Into-Outer-Space/
How to Send Art Into Outer Space - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/4TWU/IJYUL6EU/FAZ4TWUIJYUL6EU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/4TWU/IJYUL6EU/FAZ4TWUIJYUL6EU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAZ/4TWU/IJYUL6EU/FAZ4TWUIJYUL6EU.SMALL.jpg noahw In February of 2014, a small team of employees from Planet Labs came to Autodesk's Pier 9 to tour our workshop and offices. As we walked and talked, we communed over common values, similar interests, and shared our desire to learn from our respective creative communities. What followed from that d...
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Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:08:48 PST
Custom Wooden Train Track X-crossing http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Wooden-Train-Track-X-crossing/
Custom Wooden Train Track X-crossing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/MJOB/IK5PUPJD/FLAMJOBIK5PUPJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/MJOB/IK5PUPJD/FLAMJOBIK5PUPJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLA/MJOB/IK5PUPJD/FLAMJOBIK5PUPJD.SMALL.jpg ewilhelm Our wood train set from Ikea, the Lillabo, doesn't come with any x-crossing pieces. Other sets with x-crossing pieces are probably compatible, but I choose to make an x-crossing piece myself. I did this both to familiarize myself with the workflow of design in Fusion to making on the Othermill, and ...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:08:11 PST
Portable Mini-Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Mini-Fan/
Portable Mini-Fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/GC6B/IJYV35WP/FW4GC6BIJYV35WP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/GC6B/IJYV35WP/FW4GC6BIJYV35WP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/GC6B/IJYV35WP/FW4GC6BIJYV35WP.SMALL.jpg Admir0w Welcome to How to make your own portable mini-fan!I am going to show you how to make a portable mini-fan in a few steps and in a really cheap way with (maybe) stuff around the house.Requirements:Pc mini-fan with a voltage range of 5V to 12VBattery, 9V or an old controllable car battery which you can...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 07:31:48 PST
Part 2 openHAB, MQTT, and ESP Easy - Build your own DIY Node http://www.instructables.com/id/Part-2-OpenHAB-MQTT-and-ESP-Easy-Build-Your-Own-DI/
Part 2 openHAB, MQTT, and ESP Easy - Build your own DIY Node - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/Z7HR/IJYV219J/FW7Z7HRIJYV219J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/Z7HR/IJYV219J/FW7Z7HRIJYV219J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW7/Z7HR/IJYV219J/FW7Z7HRIJYV219J.SMALL.jpg instrbles37568 Part two on DIY home automation. Purchase some parts Dollar Store (or similar) = cheap components and housings.I picked up a handful of these usb adapters and a couple of housings. (shown above) Housing (from $1 store)This is an LED wall plug night light with some paint and the insides pulled ou...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 20:16:56 PST
The Dynamic Photoalbum http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dynamic-Photoalbum/
The Dynamic Photoalbum - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/USA1/IK4AID49/F0IUSA1IK4AID49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/USA1/IK4AID49/F0IUSA1IK4AID49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/USA1/IK4AID49/F0IUSA1IK4AID49.SMALL.jpg DJKevinM95 It is a photo book with LED lighting in the side of the cover so that you can clearly see what book it is. Make a blue print This is a blueprint of the book what I want to do there are LEDs in wooden cover and a 3d printed clamp for the leaves. What are the requirements? MustMust-haves that yo...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 03:01:45 PST
Making the pointing joystick cap missing on your Laptop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-Pointing-Joystick-Cap-Missing-on-Your-L/
Making the pointing joystick cap missing on your Laptop. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/OYUK/IJYV2E19/FUOOYUKIJYV2E19.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/OYUK/IJYV2E19/FUOOYUKIJYV2E19.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/OYUK/IJYV2E19/FUOOYUKIJYV2E19.SMALL.jpg odinrios2001 How annoying is it when we miss the cap for the pointing joystick in our laptop? Then we go to the internet looking for it and we don't find it, or spend some time trying to find the right one for the laptop and become expensive for what it's ... because really is just a small piece of rubber... wel...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 22:09:45 PST
Making ApplePi, Merging a Vintage Macintosh Plus With the Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-ApplePi-Merging-a-Vintage-Macintosh-Plus-Wi/
Making ApplePi, Merging a Vintage Macintosh Plus With the Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/YDVK/IK4AGN7P/FX2YDVKIK4AGN7P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/YDVK/IK4AGN7P/FX2YDVKIK4AGN7P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/YDVK/IK4AGN7P/FX2YDVKIK4AGN7P.SMALL.jpg Jagged_path As a child of the late 70's and elementary school student of the 80's, I have always been fascinated by these little beige and platinum boxes and their tiny B&W screens. A few popped up beside the Commodore Pets and Apple ][e's in our school library. Of course, we were never actually allowed to ...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:15:15 PST
Extreme Duty Pan & Tilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Duty-Pan-Tilt/
Extreme Duty Pan & Tilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/1LZ0/IK4AGEQL/FGG1LZ0IK4AGEQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/1LZ0/IK4AGEQL/FGG1LZ0IK4AGEQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGG/1LZ0/IK4AGEQL/FGG1LZ0IK4AGEQL.SMALL.jpg magnethead I'm always tinkering in CAD and playing with actobotics. I put a simple tilt mechanism on my Cheetah 150 tripod/boom last year using a 90 degree bracket and 1/2 RPM motor. The problem I had was that the 1/2 RPM motor had just enough internal gear slop that wind would change the position of the camer...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 16:46:43 PST
EL Silhouette Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/EL-Silhouette-Panel/
EL Silhouette Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/3JD6/IK4AGO31/F8Y3JD6IK4AGO31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/3JD6/IK4AGO31/F8Y3JD6IK4AGO31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Y/3JD6/IK4AGO31/F8Y3JD6IK4AGO31.SMALL.jpg Roddy Scott I am not a great person for shopping for gifts for people and for my daughter and boyfriend I wanted something that both of them would like and appreciate. My daughter is a post grad student studying Marine and Fresh Water Invertebrates whereas her boyfriend works with rescue submersibles design. Th...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 18:04:55 PST
Simon Says with LEDs and sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Simon-Says-With-LEDs-and-Sound/
Simon Says with LEDs and sound - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/AC1E/IK4CKN2V/FUPAC1EIK4CKN2V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/AC1E/IK4CKN2V/FUPAC1EIK4CKN2V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/AC1E/IK4CKN2V/FUPAC1EIK4CKN2V.SMALL.jpg JColvin91 Hello and welcome back to Instructables! Many of us have all played Simon Says where inevitably you find yourself hopping around on one foot while making elephant noises and you wonder to yourself why it was ever a good idea to say "yeah, I'll come play". But perhaps while you could do without the m...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 15:31:28 PST
Kids Screen Timer with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Kids-Screen-Timer-With-Arduino/
Kids Screen Timer with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/WPEA/IK4CKC6O/FCJWPEAIK4CKC6O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/WPEA/IK4CKC6O/FCJWPEAIK4CKC6O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCJ/WPEA/IK4CKC6O/FCJWPEAIK4CKC6O.SMALL.jpg dr_phil This device gives a parent a really robust means of controlling the amount of screen-time (TV / DVD / console) their kids have each day. It works by having an intelligent time-switch which controls the HDMI signal passing between a device and the TV display. I found it works really well, because it ...
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:01:49 PST