Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:40:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arm glider upper extremity support http://www.instructables.com/id/Arm-glider-upper-extremity-support/
Arm glider upper extremity support - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/XCXY/HY3ZC4T7/FDJXCXYHY3ZC4T7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/XCXY/HY3ZC4T7/FDJXCXYHY3ZC4T7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/XCXY/HY3ZC4T7/FDJXCXYHY3ZC4T7.SMALL.jpg TCFDATDept An arm glider was fabricated to assist individuals with limited upper extremity strength to perform writing and other motor tasks. Materials 1 piece 4” diameter PVC pipe, 8” long 1 piece 6-1/4" x 8-1/4" piece of 1/4” thick soft foam 1 piece 4-1/2” X 8” x 3/4" plywood, rounded corners...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 05:18:28 PDT
3D Printed Rock Candy http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Rock-Candy/
3D Printed Rock Candy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/7ITC/HY3Z9R8Z/F977ITCHY3Z9R8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/7ITC/HY3Z9R8Z/F977ITCHY3Z9R8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F97/7ITC/HY3Z9R8Z/F977ITCHY3Z9R8Z.SMALL.jpg Aaron Porterfield Do you have a sweet tooth? Like Breaking Bad? If you have free time and enjoy watching things grow, you might like growing sugar crystals.I thought it would be interesting to see if / how sugar crystals would grow on a 3D printed surface, and if I could manipulate how they grow based on the structur...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 15:21:23 PDT
Animatronic Eyes and Wii Nunchuck http://www.instructables.com/id/Animatronic-Eyes-and-Wii-Nunchuck/
Animatronic Eyes and Wii Nunchuck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/SOO9/HY3Z8XA1/FGFSOO9HY3Z8XA1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/SOO9/HY3Z8XA1/FGFSOO9HY3Z8XA1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGF/SOO9/HY3Z8XA1/FGFSOO9HY3Z8XA1.SMALL.jpg techiebot I found this 3D file on Thingiverse by Micropuller. I quickly realized that the file creates an oversized eye unit. But I still wanted to explore creating an animatronic face that I could control with an Arduino.The more I thought about it, the more I thought that I could create a creature head th...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:40:26 PDT
EASY Extendable Pole Mount for ANY Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/EASY-Extendable-Pole-Mount-for-ANY-Camera/
EASY Extendable Pole Mount for ANY Camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/OAY4/HY3Z9QAN/F09OAY4HY3Z9QAN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/OAY4/HY3Z9QAN/F09OAY4HY3Z9QAN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/OAY4/HY3Z9QAN/F09OAY4HY3Z9QAN.SMALL.jpg manuelmasc Hi everyone!In this ible I'll show you how to make an easy and very cheap Pole Mount for any kind of Camera. I decided to use an extendable pole whose length can be set from 75cm to 150cm.Two weeks ago I realized this mount (photo#2) to put on the seatpost in order to film from a cool point of view....
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 05:44:10 PDT
Clap-on Lights with Tessel http://www.instructables.com/id/Clap-on-Lights-with-Tessel/
Clap-on Lights with Tessel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/MFWV/HXW35KR2/FOXMFWVHXW35KR2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/MFWV/HXW35KR2/FOXMFWVHXW35KR2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOX/MFWV/HXW35KR2/FOXMFWVHXW35KR2.SMALL.jpg SelkeyMoonbeam Tessel-Clap-Switch Tessel listens for a clap, then toggles a relay to turn something on and off. You need: Tessel Ambient Module Relay Module Lights and plug (or similar) To use: Clone this repo npm install Connect lights to Relay Module in Relay port 1 Plug in modules to Tessel: Relay in po...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:22:50 PDT
3D Scanners : Cosmonaut Glove http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Scanners-Cosmonaut-Glove/
3D Scanners : Cosmonaut Glove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/MA5M/HY21VW0L/FDTMA5MHY21VW0L.SMALL.jpg gabrieltaft OverviewThis Instructable will detail how to use the Artec Eva and Spider 3D scanners. The scanners are capable of generating high quality 3D Scans and models. They work by projecting a pattern onto an object , while capturing the data in real-time through photos. Next, you use Artec Studios to run ...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:51:49 PDT
3D Printed Bike Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bike-Planter/
3D Printed Bike Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/R6Y7/HY12D66W/FWNR6Y7HY12D66W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/R6Y7/HY12D66W/FWNR6Y7HY12D66W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/R6Y7/HY12D66W/FWNR6Y7HY12D66W.SMALL.jpg deenakhattab One day I was chillin' in the 3D print shop at Pier 9 when I got to conversing with my pal, Rachel. She casually mentioned a bike commuter Instructable she was working on. I thought nothing of it until I was seated at my desk, staring at a tupperware of air plants left over from a previous project I...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:33:59 PDT
Electric Arduino Go-kart http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Arduino-Go-kart/
Electric Arduino Go-kart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/37VP/HY12G6YN/FX837VPHY12G6YN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/37VP/HY12G6YN/FX837VPHY12G6YN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/37VP/HY12G6YN/FX837VPHY12G6YN.SMALL.jpg gizzmotronics Hello everyone! As the title says, I built an electric go kart which is powered by arduino! Here's a quick video to make you certain that this is the next thing you're going to build.http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=w8x2s9&s=8 (Sorry, the embedding isn't working for some reason)My background: I'...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:59:47 PDT
Tools for 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-printing-using-a-Printrbot-3D-Printer/
Tools for 3D printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/2KHT/HY086DGS/F232KHTHY086DGS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/2KHT/HY086DGS/F232KHTHY086DGS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/2KHT/HY086DGS/F232KHTHY086DGS.SMALL.jpg kevinandersen So you bought yourself a 3D Printer, maybe a PrintrBot Simple Metal like I did, and you want to get started taking over the world with your mad printing skills. Before you do, however, I've made a list of tools that I think can make your daily life with a 3D-printer a lot easier... Masking tape B...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:25:12 PDT
Arduino Power outlet with exposed pins http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Power-outlet-with-exposed-pins/
Arduino Power outlet with exposed pins - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/K2TX/HY12ELZA/FOBK2TXHY12ELZA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/K2TX/HY12ELZA/FOBK2TXHY12ELZA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/K2TX/HY12ELZA/FOBK2TXHY12ELZA.SMALL.gif HuoSen I found my self often trying to plug stuff at home with Arduino. So I thought it would be good to have a system that you can just plug your sensor, plug the appliance and code something to see how it goes. I never liked breaking apart an appliance to find the right spot on the electronics, or peel o...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:26:42 PDT
Polydexter: Arduino Robotic Translation Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Polydexter-Arduino-Robotic-Translation-Arm/
Polydexter: Arduino Robotic Translation Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/84ZR/HY12CFQI/FVC84ZRHY12CFQI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/84ZR/HY12CFQI/FVC84ZRHY12CFQI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVC/84ZR/HY12CFQI/FVC84ZRHY12CFQI.SMALL.jpg jeffmaeshiro Polydexter was the introductory project in the Creative Architecture Machines (CAM) advanced options architecture studio at the California College of the Arts (CCA), taught by Jason Kelly Johnson (co-founder of Future Cities Lab) and Michael Shiloh. Parts developed for this robot would go on to beco...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:48:36 PDT
MaKey MaKey Monome http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-Monome/
MaKey MaKey Monome - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/E1RX/HY0YULX1/FXSE1RXHY0YULX1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/E1RX/HY0YULX1/FXSE1RXHY0YULX1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/E1RX/HY0YULX1/FXSE1RXHY0YULX1.SMALL.jpg jdeboi Objective: build a monome - a complex electronic music instrument - using easy-to-learn, inexpensive components and a process that's so easy a kid could do it.Gist: This touchscreen music instrument is essentially 4 parts: MaKey MaKey (or Arduino) Neopixels copper tape cardboardSoun...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:46:13 PDT
My Sixth Project: Smart Tank Chassis with Ultrasonic Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Sixth-Project-Smart-Tank-Chassis-with-Ultrasoni/
My Sixth Project: Smart Tank Chassis with Ultrasonic Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/GUNG/HXY0I2XP/FDFGUNGHXY0I2XP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/GUNG/HXY0I2XP/FDFGUNGHXY0I2XP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/GUNG/HXY0I2XP/FDFGUNGHXY0I2XP.SMALL.jpg Rookie P In the previous projects I tried different ways to control the smart tank manually. But how about if the tank makes its own decision and control itself? It should be quite interesting. Ultrasonic sensor can help to do so by sending sound wave in front of the sensor. It receives the wave once the wav...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:58 PDT
Bike Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Dashboard/
Bike Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 In this Instructable I'll show you how to make a electronic dashboard for a bicycle. We'll be using an Arduino and a few off-the-shelf parts to create a system with light control and an LED speedometer. Materials Arduino Micro (RadioShack #: 276-258) 12V 10W halogen bulb (RadioShack #: 272-01...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:35:07 PDT
Emailing Bunny http://www.instructables.com/id/Emailing-Bunny/
Emailing Bunny - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/L2UZ/HXZ90II3/F8CL2UZHXZ90II3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/L2UZ/HXZ90II3/F8CL2UZHXZ90II3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8C/L2UZ/HXZ90II3/F8CL2UZHXZ90II3.SMALL.jpg JackANDJude Even though she can't bark or meow, Cadburry bunny can now send an email using the littleBits cloud bit. She uses her beg pose to push a lever and let us know she wants more kale. This project uses the following littleBits modules: cloudBit™, roller switch, usb power, wire, and a mounting boar...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:08:08 PDT
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-the-Electronics-Hobbyist/
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL3/9SY7/HXZG4J2O/FL39SY7HXZG4J2O.SMALL.jpg brmarcum If you're new to the world of electronics, let me be the first to welcome you. There are many good resources available to help you get started. For a list of recommended resources, see step 4. But once you find the right project, how do you bring it into reality? Of course you will need some electro...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:29 PDT
Thermoforming 3D Printed PLA for Use in Prostethics http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoforming-3D-Printed-PLA-for-Use-in-Prostethic/
Thermoforming 3D Printed PLA for Use in Prostethics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SMALL.jpg andreasbastian One of the biggest challenges in low-cost 3D printed prosthetic devices is achieving the proper fit. If the loads on the device are not properly distributed across the skin and underlying tissue, it can lead to irritation, bruising, or rashes. In the case of the body-driven prosthetic devices that...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:10:54 PDT
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Permanent-Bubbles-From-A-CD-or-DVD/
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan In this video I show how to blow Permanent bubbles using an old Cd or DVD all you'll need for this is: 1. A CD Or DVD 2. A lighter 3. Scissors, a Knife, or a Razor Blade And that's it, in the video I show you how to separate the two layers on the CD or DVD, heating it up, and actually blowing the ...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:11 PDT
Shake-A-Can Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-A-Can-Generator/
Shake-A-Can Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Shake-A-Can Generator. Make a simple generator that will help show how electricity is produced. A generator works because the magnets are exciting the electrons in the coil. The magnet moving back and forth creates alternating current (AC).  That is the electrons are moving back and forth through ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:26:34 PDT
littleBits SMS Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-SMS-Doorbell/
littleBits SMS Doorbell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UQH5/HXYO1D8P/F0MUQH5HXYO1D8P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UQH5/HXYO1D8P/F0MUQH5HXYO1D8P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UQH5/HXYO1D8P/F0MUQH5HXYO1D8P.SMALL.jpg littleBits Receive a text notification when someone rings your doorbell! Whether you are in the backyard gardening, over at the neighbors house, or listening to music at full blast, you will always know when someone is at your door. Install this littleBits doorbell outside your home, and never miss a ring.Make...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:38:42 PDT
How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Run-Sensor-Cables-Through-USB-Cables/
How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/E1Q5/HXXDA44X/F4FE1Q5HXXDA44X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/E1Q5/HXXDA44X/F4FE1Q5HXXDA44X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/E1Q5/HXXDA44X/F4FE1Q5HXXDA44X.SMALL.jpg phidgetsinc You might have noticed that Phidgets sensor cables (and other sorts of electrical cabling) don’t always come in a convenient round shape, which you sometimes need. A relatively easy solution is to grab a length of USB cable and solder the sensor cable wires onto the USB wires, and here are some easy...
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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/
Animated EL Wire Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/CPY4/HXYU7PRA/FE9CPY4HXYU7PRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/CPY4/HXYU7PRA/FE9CPY4HXYU7PRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/CPY4/HXYU7PRA/FE9CPY4HXYU7PRA.SMALL.jpg makeict MakeICT was the recipient of an EL (electroluminescent wire) kit from Instructables and coolneon.com in January 2014. We decided that our most pressing need was a sign to direct people to our door. We meet bi-weekly and it took 7 sessions to create the sign in its current state. About halfway thr...
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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/
Arduino Mechanotronic Human Pain Reflex - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/8UW7/HXYVFTM4/F898UW7HXYVFTM4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/8UW7/HXYVFTM4/F898UW7HXYVFTM4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F89/8UW7/HXYVFTM4/F898UW7HXYVFTM4.SMALL.jpg NeuroJoe Due to their simplicity, reflex circuits are an obvious place to start when trying to model the nervous system. I chose to use the thermal pain reflex for my first project. In this pain reflex, a painful stimulus such as an open flame or stove burner activates predominantly Aδ afferent fibers. That ...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:30:39 PDT
Pixel Drop Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Drop-Ceiling/
Pixel Drop Ceiling - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/ICUY/HXYYGH9W/F82ICUYHXYYGH9W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/ICUY/HXYYGH9W/F82ICUYHXYYGH9W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F82/ICUY/HXYYGH9W/F82ICUYHXYYGH9W.SMALL.jpg hockeyman271 In our living room we have a small patch of drop ceiling right in the middle of the room, basically a giant piece of duct tape to cover up bad carpentry. It was constantly getting water damage from what looks like a giant hole in the ceiling above the drop tiles. After roughly a year of living in ...
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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/
Kitemapping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/JFY5/HXVR2NW0/FI0JFY5HXVR2NW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/JFY5/HXVR2NW0/FI0JFY5HXVR2NW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/JFY5/HXVR2NW0/FI0JFY5HXVR2NW0.SMALL.jpg FabSchool Wie online kaarten gebruikt heeft vast gemerkt dat de kaarten niet altijd allemaal even actueel zijn. Daar kun je eenvoudig verandering in brengen door je eigen luchtfoto’s te maken met een vlieger en deze online te delen. Dit staat beter bekend als kitemapping en is een vorm van Citizen Science: we...
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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/
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SMALL.jpg MakerSpark Industries This Instructable is about how to create an Arduino PIR motion sensor for your room or office, using parts available from your local Radio Shack! Whether you're looking for a cool and easy-to-build security sensor, or an awesome first project to dive into the world of Arduino, Microcontrollers, and ...
By: MakerSpark Industries

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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...
By: JayWeeks

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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/
Arduino Powered Autonomous Vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/EB4K/HXUCU1QS/FM8EB4KHXUCU1QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/EB4K/HXUCU1QS/FM8EB4KHXUCU1QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/EB4K/HXUCU1QS/FM8EB4KHXUCU1QS.SMALL.jpg CPARKTX A few months back I started playing around with Arduino micro controllers as a learning exercise (and for fun); this project is the culmination of that. The goal of the project was to create a vehicle that can autonomously navigate through a series of waypoints (GPS coordinates) while avoiding any o...
By: CPARKTX

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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/
Running the Pier 9 Zcorp 450 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TP6D/HXWIFVFS/FDRTP6DHXWIFVFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TP6D/HXWIFVFS/FDRTP6DHXWIFVFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TP6D/HXWIFVFS/FDRTP6DHXWIFVFS.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Too big for the Objet? To detailed for support removal? Don't want to wait for Shapeways? Need full color but the MCor is just not going to work? It sounds like you may have the perfect print for the Zcorp 450!The Zcorp is a bit different than any of the other printers at the Pier. It's process...
By: smithallen_studio

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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/
Raspberry Pi in Rotary Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/2GCD/HXUCVM7I/FWV2GCDHXUCVM7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/2GCD/HXUCVM7I/FWV2GCDHXUCVM7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/2GCD/HXUCVM7I/FWV2GCDHXUCVM7I.SMALL.jpg gardines I found an old Western Electric rotary phone in my attic. It's really an amazing piece of hardware. It seems to work fine several decades after its construction despite whatever abuse it took before ending up in my attic. However, I don't currently need a rotary phone.So I decided to put a Raspbe...
By: gardines

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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 ...
By: hockeyman271

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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:50:27 PDT
Conductive Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Paint/
Conductive Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SMALL.gif 24Eng The goal of this experiment was to try to find an alternative to commercially available conductive paint. It is incredible stuff but expensive. I've read other Instructables like Makerboat's $1 Conductive Ink and IceCats' Paper Electronics. They helped me arrive at my own recipe, which uses only two...
By: 24Eng

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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...
By: Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves

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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/
ABC 123 Toddler Trainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/G3RH/HXT4ESWA/FP9G3RHHXT4ESWA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/G3RH/HXT4ESWA/FP9G3RHHXT4ESWA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/G3RH/HXT4ESWA/FP9G3RHHXT4ESWA.SMALL.jpg paulindallas Here is a kid tested and teacher approved trainer for the kids in your family and / or extended family that are learning their ABCs and their 123s.It was kid tested on my granddaughter, who really loves it, and was approved by my wife, retired school teacher.In actuality, it is a simple scrolling m...
By: paulindallas

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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/
Digital Zoetrope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/0OGJ/HXTKIXHX/FON0OGJHXTKIXHX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/0OGJ/HXTKIXHX/FON0OGJHXTKIXHX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/0OGJ/HXTKIXHX/FON0OGJHXTKIXHX.SMALL.jpg sholtob A zoetrope is a mechanical device that animates a series of pictures by spinning them fast enough that the images appear to merge together and move, My digital zoetrope works on a similar principal, by flashing the LEDs while they are spinning it is possible to display text, patterns and possible ev...
By: sholtob

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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:23:35 PDT
Infinity Mirror Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Clock/
Infinity Mirror Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/CJE5/HXVH73P2/F2DCJE5HXVH73P2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/CJE5/HXVH73P2/F2DCJE5HXVH73P2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/CJE5/HXVH73P2/F2DCJE5HXVH73P2.SMALL.jpg dushu Ever since my addressable RGB LED strips (WS2812B) came from Aliexpress, I've been fascinated with LED projects. Following up on my success with my Charlieplexed LED clock, I wanted to create something with more Jazz..While browsing google images, I came across an instructable for an Arduino Infinit...
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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...
By: GrandeSwag

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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 ...
By: JamecoElectronics

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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...
By: JayWeeks

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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...
By: geminitwincam

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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...
By: Beaconsfield

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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/
Twin Raspberry Pi B+ Rack "Case" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/DOFI/HXMUZYOV/FBDDOFIHXMUZYOV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/DOFI/HXMUZYOV/FBDDOFIHXMUZYOV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/DOFI/HXMUZYOV/FBDDOFIHXMUZYOV.SMALL.jpg RichShumaker So I have built and bought several Raspberry Pi cases.Before I could get a RasPi I owned several high quality paper cases.Once it came out I graduated to cardboard, leather, Legos, and purchased cases.I would buy a Pi and create or buy a new case.I just received the new RasPi Model B+ so I started a...
By: RichShumaker

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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:12:15 PDT