Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:09:58 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to make a 3D model from an image http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-3D-model-from-an-image/
How to make a 3D model from an image - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/ZMET/I8PQWHCM/FRTZMETI8PQWHCM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/ZMET/I8PQWHCM/FRTZMETI8PQWHCM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/ZMET/I8PQWHCM/FRTZMETI8PQWHCM.SMALL.jpg 3D Printing Ninja Objective: Create a model from an image. This is also how you can easily create a cookie cutter, cake topper,etc. Skip to the last step to see the easiest way to create a cookie cutter.To learn how to master 3D Printing see more posts at:http://3dprintingninja.blogspot.comPlease leave your comments....
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:40:51 PDT
Automated Intervalometer from a cheap shutter release Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Intervalometer-from-a-cheap-shutter-rele/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 15:55:37 PDT
Building a 3D Printed Pan Tilt Case for a Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-3D-Printed-Pan-Tilt-Case-for-a-Raspberr/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:24:11 PDT
High Gain Omni Directional Wifi Antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Gain-Omni-Directional-Wifi-Antenna/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:06:11 PDT
Multipurpose Activity Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Multipurpose-Activity-Monitor/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:41:41 PDT
3D Design and make your own construction set http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Design-and-make-your-own-construction-set/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:40:16 PDT
Safe way to do Acetone bath http://www.instructables.com/id/Safe-way-to-do-Acetone-bath/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 09:59:08 PDT
How to Control a Nixie Tube with an Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Control-a-Nixie-Tube-with-an-Arduino/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 11:07:27 PDT
LED Spiked Collar http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Spiked-Collar/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21:15:30 PDT
20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/20-watt-stereo-amplifier-simple-and-very-cheap/
20 watt stereo amplifier-simple and very cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTW/WGCP/I8OH3OVF/FTWWGCPI8OH3OVF.SMALL.jpg Prabhat Tiwari hey guys first of all this is my first instructable and i am quite new to instructables website,so dont be harsh toward my instructable. today im gonna tell how to build high quality,simple,and cost effective amplifier. this amplifier gives 20 watt output sound(really very loud!!!!)# sailent feature...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:49:53 PDT
Virtual 3D Imaging http://www.instructables.com/id/Virtual-3D-Imaging/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 05:41:34 PDT
Raspberry Pi Arcade Game High Score DIsplay for Multiple Locations http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Arcade-Game-High-Score-DIsplay-for-Mu/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:16:00 PDT
Bitcoin Mining using Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Bitcoin-Mining-using-Raspberry-Pi/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:20:00 PDT
The Basics of HTML and CSS Coding http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Basics-of-HTML-and-CSS-Coding/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:07:40 PDT
Simple Arduino Wireless Burglar Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Arduino-Wireless-Burglar-Alarm/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:19:12 PDT
Water Gun Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Gun-Alarm-Clock/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:18:18 PDT
Table Lamp USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-Lamp-USB-Charger/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:16:19 PDT
Braille rubik's cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Braille-rubiks-cube/
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Mon, 20 Apr 2015 02:42:26 PDT
Low Cost Spirometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Spirometer/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:57:37 PDT
Infrared Tachometer using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Infrared-Tachometer-using-Arduino/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:23:47 PDT
DIY Bio-plastics http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bio-plastics/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 08:36:59 PDT
battery clip LED tester. http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-clip-LED-tester/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:38 PDT
Internet of Things: Shower Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-of-Things-Shower-Control/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:44:50 PDT
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-water-pump-with-speed-control-via-co/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:16:55 PDT
Lets Make A $20 Droid http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Make-A-20-Droid/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:42:00 PDT
Glove-a-Trombone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glove-a-Trombone/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:04:59 PDT
Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Panel with Day Time Stars http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-Star-Ceiling-Panel-with-Day-Time-Stars/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:36:03 PDT
Barebones High-Altitude Balloon Cam http://www.instructables.com/id/Barebones-High-Altitude-Balloon-Cam/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:27:13 PDT
Format a partitioned storage device http://www.instructables.com/id/Format-a-partitioned-storage-device/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:05:05 PDT
RunningHam Palace - Online Hamsters http://www.instructables.com/id/RunningHam-Palace-Online-Hamsters/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:08:25 PDT
DIY Upgrading Portable Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Upgrading-Portable-Speaker/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:18:49 PDT
3D printing of "The Wave" http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printing-of-The-Wave/
3D printing of "The Wave" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/NBLV/I8LGLAO6/FYONBLVI8LGLAO6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/NBLV/I8LGLAO6/FYONBLVI8LGLAO6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYO/NBLV/I8LGLAO6/FYONBLVI8LGLAO6.SMALL.jpg Alghoul Presenting my 3D printed sculpture, Ive been referring to it as "The Wave" In this Instructable I will be taking you through the process of how I made this lovely little piece. This work is an original design that I've put quite a bit of effort into. So I figured I might as well share it with the ...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:57:29 PDT
Make yourself anonymous on the web! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-yourself-anonymous-on-the-web/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:42:08 PDT
Underwater Glider http://www.instructables.com/id/Underwater-Glider/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:51:56 PDT
Custom Clock with Photo Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Clock-with-Photo-Hands/
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Wed, 9 Dec 2009 00:41:36 PST
Programable MIDI Synth with Intel Edison and Csound http://www.instructables.com/id/Programable-MIDI-Synth-with-Intel-Edison-and-Csoun/
Programable MIDI Synth with Intel Edison and Csound - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/0ZUB/I8LGM33I/F260ZUBI8LGM33I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/0ZUB/I8LGM33I/F260ZUBI8LGM33I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F26/0ZUB/I8LGM33I/F260ZUBI8LGM33I.SMALL.jpg homembit A MIDI controller is like a computer's keyboard, but instead of sending characters to the computer, it send notes (and a lot of additional information about how the note is being played). You can learn more about MIDI Controllers here.Usually, a MIDI controller is very inexpensive when compared to a...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:39:38 PDT
Add Simple Bluetooth to Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Simple-Bluetooth-to-Arduino/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:31:33 PDT
ESP8266 MPSM v.2 DevBoard - MAINS WIFI Web Power Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-MPSM-v2-DevBoard-MAINS-WIFI-Web-Power-Swit/
ESP8266 MPSM v.2 DevBoard - MAINS WIFI Web Power Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/473P/I8J9XZOZ/FHL473PI8J9XZOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/473P/I8J9XZOZ/FHL473PI8J9XZOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHL/473P/I8J9XZOZ/FHL473PI8J9XZOZ.SMALL.jpg TrackerJ WARNING!! You will play with LIVE MAINS!! Deadly zone!! If you don't have any experience and are not qualified for working with MAINS power I will not ecourage you to play arround!Do NOT use it without proper Knowledge about MAINS circuits ! Do NOT use it without a proper FUSE on MAINS line!This i...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 02:29:11 PDT
FPGA-powered Autonomous Search and Rescue Vehicles http://www.instructables.com/id/FPGA-powered-Autonomous-Search-and-Rescue-Vehicles/
FPGA-powered Autonomous Search and Rescue Vehicles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/YIIN/I8LGKXH5/FIWYIINI8LGKXH5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/YIIN/I8LGKXH5/FIWYIINI8LGKXH5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIW/YIIN/I8LGKXH5/FIWYIINI8LGKXH5.SMALL.jpg pcmihnea This project represents an application for the 11-th (2015) edition of Digilent’s Design Contest, and consists of two mobile platforms. The theory behind its operation is that one of the platform performs the “search” function, whilst the other the “rescue”, as described in detail at step 2. Th...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:37:40 PDT
Through-Glass Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/Through-Glass-Doorbell/
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By: Switch and Lever

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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:52:29 PDT
Circuit Tiles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Tiles/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:29:11 PDT
CarTracker http://www.instructables.com/id/CarTracker/
CarTracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/WDPC/I8J9VY08/FZBWDPCI8J9VY08.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/WDPC/I8J9VY08/FZBWDPCI8J9VY08.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZB/WDPC/I8J9VY08/FZBWDPCI8J9VY08.SMALL.jpg msuzuki777 Have you come out of a store and said to yourself, where did I park my car? Well, I have. Now, there are a lot of smartphone applications that can help you locate your car but smartphones are expensive.So this Lazy Old Geek (L.O.G.) decided to make my own. HowItWorks:When you park your car, you pre...
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 10:05:54 PDT
Make A Simple Bipedal Humanoid Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Simple-Bidepal-Humanoid-Robot/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:41:35 PDT
Raspberry Pi 2 Media Center: Kodi on XBian http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-2-Media-Center-Kodi-on-XBian/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:39:43 PDT
Making Stickers with Vcarve http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Stickers-with-Vcarve/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:36:34 PDT
Cheap and Easy Lab Agitator / Shaker (Great for PCBs too!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Lab-Agitator-Shaker-Great-for-PCBs-/
Cheap and Easy Lab Agitator / Shaker (Great for PCBs too!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/HTV9/I8J9U1U0/FR7HTV9I8J9U1U0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/HTV9/I8J9U1U0/FR7HTV9I8J9U1U0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR7/HTV9/I8J9U1U0/FR7HTV9I8J9U1U0.SMALL.jpg jgroner EDIT 4/16/15: I switched power supplies to a 5 Volt, 1/2 Amp with a USB adapter. This slows down the agitation motion to a more tolerable level and allows me to plug it into my PC to power it as well! See updated video above.I am a die hard home brewer. As such, I have also become quite the nerd ab...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:44:57 PDT
Basic Electronic Amplifier 9v To 12v Cigar Box Closed Guitar Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronic-Amplifier-9v-To-12v-Cigar-Box-Clo/
Basic Electronic Amplifier 9v To 12v Cigar Box Closed Guitar Amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/IGCJ/I8H6DSGV/FPQIGCJI8H6DSGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/IGCJ/I8H6DSGV/FPQIGCJI8H6DSGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/IGCJ/I8H6DSGV/FPQIGCJI8H6DSGV.SMALL.jpg ️Roy Glen Gilliam Pick Out Your Cigar Box I'm using a vintage Stand-up Display Cigar Box. I bought this years ago, but I'm also using another box inside this one to seal it up. The box I'm using inside - I bought at a local cigar shop for $1. I'm also using an air filter from my work - when the ambulance is servi...
By: ️Roy Glen Gilliam

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:33:07 PDT
How to Design a Microcontroller Enclosure http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Design-a-Microcontroller-Enclosure/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:32:29 PDT
Styrofoam sound box for mobile purposes http://www.instructables.com/id/Styrofoam-sound-box-for-mobile-purposes/
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:34:48 PDT
Servo Controlled Marble Maze Build 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-Controlled-Marble-Maze-Build-2/
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By: CarlS

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:34:13 PDT