Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:29:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 A Mechanical Iris Window With Porthole http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Mechanical-Iris-Window-With-Porthole/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:51 PDT
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-decal-sticker-made-with-a-vinyl-cutter/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:56 PDT
Make an Oscilloscope Using the SainSmart Mega2560 with the TFT LCD shield and the 3.5 "color touch screen http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Oscilloscope-Using-the-SainSmart-Mega2560-/
Make an Oscilloscope Using the SainSmart Mega2560 with the TFT LCD shield and the 3.5 "color touch screen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/0H0V/HTVDY4H4/FS80H0VHTVDY4H4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/0H0V/HTVDY4H4/FS80H0VHTVDY4H4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS8/0H0V/HTVDY4H4/FS80H0VHTVDY4H4.SMALL.jpg johnag This instructable will show you how to build a portable Touch Screen Oscilloscope for less than 40 U$! The oscilloscope is one of the most powerful  electronic instruments that is available to electronics hobbyist, experimenters, and engineers. It is mainly used  to measue time-varying signals. Any...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:11:59 PDT
Augment Your Reality With The iTorch raspberry pi flashlight projector http://www.instructables.com/id/iTorch-raspberry-pi-flashlight-projector/
Augment Your Reality With The iTorch raspberry pi flashlight projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/K12J/HTZY4C3F/F52K12JHTZY4C3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/K12J/HTZY4C3F/F52K12JHTZY4C3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/K12J/HTZY4C3F/F52K12JHTZY4C3F.SMALL.jpg MrTravisHiggins   Post by ITorch Media Sharing. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=292394047593097 iTorch Media Sharing Created By: Travis Higgins This Instructable is for a prototype homemade projector that can be illuminated by any decent LED flashlight/floodlight. This is my first published inst...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:19:17 PDT
Arduino Robot V2 (Fast) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robot-V2-Fast/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:33 PDT
Arduino Lilypad Slipper Automatic Foot Massager http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Lilypad-Slipper-Automatic-Foot-Massager/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:19:14 PDT
Build Your Own Batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Batteries-1/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:12:56 PDT
Make A Cheap Lithium Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Cheap-Lithium-Battery-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:55:27 PDT
DIY Universal Robot Gripper http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Universal-Robot-Gripper/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:06 PDT
Live data to excel from an Arduino Light Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-data-to-excel-from-an-Arduino-Light-Sensor/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:11:12 PDT
Mounting a USB Thumb Drive with the Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Mounting-a-USB-Thumb-Drive-with-the-Raspberry-Pi/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:05:19 PDT
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Tunnel-20-Project-Paperclip/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:43:50 PDT
Prop Bomb Count Down Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bomb-Count-Down-Timer/
Prop Bomb Count Down Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SMALL.jpg ckanth1 This is a simple one day project that i have made from 8051 microcontroller. The project can be easily ported to other microcontrollers or arduino.List of things that you would need #1 Lots of old newspapers #2 Book Cover #3 8051 microcontroller board and 8051 microcontroller #4 7 segment disp...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:28:31 PDT
The Moon Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Moon-Machine/
The Moon Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/FIMT/HU0GU8E7/F5IFIMTHU0GU8E7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/FIMT/HU0GU8E7/F5IFIMTHU0GU8E7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/FIMT/HU0GU8E7/F5IFIMTHU0GU8E7.SMALL.jpg Testudinidae UPDATE ( 17-04-2014 )  Thank you all for the very nice comments. They really mean a lot! I've attached the file I used to laser cut the parts in a couple of different file formats, so you should be able to open at least one of them. Some of the parts are redundant because I changed the design a ...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:51:49 PDT
Lead Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Lead-Tree/
Lead Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/R0B6/HTZ3F84Z/FCQR0B6HTZ3F84Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/R0B6/HTZ3F84Z/FCQR0B6HTZ3F84Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/R0B6/HTZ3F84Z/FCQR0B6HTZ3F84Z.SMALL.jpg fletcherjeremiah This is an instructable on growing the lead tree, arbor Saturnus. It is a crystalline formation of metallic lead, in this case forming the leaves of a wire tree. Micheal Faraday made a passing reference to one in The Forces of Matter while giving demonstrations on the relationship of chemistry and e...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:48:55 PDT
Testing the Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-the-Water/
Testing the Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3QQD/HU0GNAF0/FPP3QQDHU0GNAF0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3QQD/HU0GNAF0/FPP3QQDHU0GNAF0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3QQD/HU0GNAF0/FPP3QQDHU0GNAF0.SMALL.jpg yoda333 Observation: When I was rinsing out my bowl of red cabbage soup the water turned green. Hypothesis: I believe the cabbage in the cabbage soup changes color to green when it comes in contact with certain other substances. I also believe there must have been traces of one of these substances in my w...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:34:55 PDT
My Steampunk Keyboard version http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Steampunk-Keyboard-version/
My Steampunk Keyboard version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/IQNO/HTX6NHOL/FBHIQNOHTX6NHOL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/IQNO/HTX6NHOL/FBHIQNOHTX6NHOL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/IQNO/HTX6NHOL/FBHIQNOHTX6NHOL.SMALL.jpg Raltel Hi everybody! Welcome to my first instructable! I apologize in advance if you find the pictures a bit poor. I hope I make a good first impression... here goes: After looking at some of the fancy retro keyboards at this site, I really wanted to make one myself. Unfortunately, I lack the tools/space a...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:19:07 PDT
Robotic Camera Dolly System http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Camera-Dolly-System/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:45:23 PDT
Modify a Toy Spy Camera For Other Applications http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-a-Toy-Spy-Camera-For-Other-Applications/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:54:54 PDT
Make An Ultimate Helping Hand Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-Ultimate-Helping-Hand-Jig/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:56:52 PDT
Wearable Message Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Wearable-Message-Board/
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:00:20 PDT
Smoke 'Detector' http://www.instructables.com/id/Smoke-Detector/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:08:30 PDT
Make a Desktop Tamagotchi http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Desktop-Tamagotchi/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:01:07 PDT
Personalize your wooden phone cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Personalize-your-wooden-phone-cover/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:22:39 PDT
Use the MaKey MaKey to make DIY assistive technology for computer access http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-the-MaKey-MaKey-to-make-DIY-assistive-technolo/
Use the MaKey MaKey to make DIY assistive technology for computer access - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/6J8Y/HTUFCU7C/FYS6J8YHTUFCU7C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/6J8Y/HTUFCU7C/FYS6J8YHTUFCU7C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/6J8Y/HTUFCU7C/FYS6J8YHTUFCU7C.SMALL.jpg jasonwebb In this Instructable we will be looking at how to use an innovative device called the MaKey MaKey to create customized, low-cost, DIY computer access interfaces for users with disabilities. What is a computer access interface? A computer access interface is anything you use to interact with your ...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:07:00 PDT
Periodic Table Glowing Radioactive Eggs http://www.instructables.com/id/Periodic-Table-Glowing-Radioactive-Eggs/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:17:00 PDT
Making Rheoscopic Fluid http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Rheoscopic-Fluid/
Making Rheoscopic Fluid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/56M6/HTT5QZ5Y/F8D56M6HTT5QZ5Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/56M6/HTT5QZ5Y/F8D56M6HTT5QZ5Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/56M6/HTT5QZ5Y/F8D56M6HTT5QZ5Y.SMALL.jpg --= Excogitate =-- Hello all, I recently discovered rheoscopic fluid which is used to visualize the subtle currents in liquid. It works similar to dropping dye into the fluid to highlight currents, but rheoscopic fluid will never mix! Below is couple clips of my first batch.   Also, here is the video tha...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 17:53:47 PDT
How to 3D scan with Skanect http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-3D-scan-with-Skanect/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:58:42 PDT
Laser Cut Helical Springs http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Helical-Springs/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:37:24 PDT
Arduino BASIC Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-BASIC-Shield/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:00:11 PST
My Own Personal Chess Set (or, how to import and scale SVG files into Fusion 360, and use them to create solid bodies) http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Own-Personal-Chess-Set-or-how-to-import-and-sca/
My Own Personal Chess Set (or, how to import and scale SVG files into Fusion 360, and use them to create solid bodies) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/OQTZ/HTTMZJGG/F4SOQTZHTTMZJGG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/OQTZ/HTTMZJGG/F4SOQTZHTTMZJGG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/OQTZ/HTTMZJGG/F4SOQTZHTTMZJGG.SMALL.jpg thiagohersan I made some very personal chess pieces using my voice. Each piece is based on the shape of the sound I made while saying its name. It’s not a complete set, since the other side should be done the same way, but with the voice of my opponent. This is just a simple project to show how to import SVG...
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 03:18:11 PDT
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER (PWM) http://www.instructables.com/id/ARDUINO-SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-PWM/
ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER (PWM) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/R6DY/HTS5BNMP/FHER6DYHTS5BNMP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/R6DY/HTS5BNMP/FHER6DYHTS5BNMP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHE/R6DY/HTS5BNMP/FHER6DYHTS5BNMP.SMALL.jpg deba168 In my previous instructables I described the details of energy monitoring of a off grid solar system.I have also won the 123D circuits competition for that.You can see this ARDUINO ENERGY METER. Please vote for me..... In solar power system, charge controller is the heart of the system which was...
By: deba168

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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 01:49:18 PDT
Cheap, Easy, Universal Filament holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Universal-Filament-holder/
Cheap, Easy, Universal Filament holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/5NK3/HTS5DB1S/FFD5NK3HTS5DB1S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/5NK3/HTS5DB1S/FFD5NK3HTS5DB1S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFD/5NK3/HTS5DB1S/FFD5NK3HTS5DB1S.SMALL.jpg drac5290 I recently bought myself a Printrbot jr v2 and I have loved how easy it is to use and tinker with. The only real problem I have found with it is the filament roll holders that come standard (image 3 and 4) can not hold all rolls of filament I own. As anyone who has bought filament online will ...
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 18:04:27 PDT
Car Digital Compass & Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-Digital-Compass-Thermometer/
Car Digital Compass & Thermometer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/R3QR/HGIEW5RI/F3JR3QRHGIEW5RI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/R3QR/HGIEW5RI/F3JR3QRHGIEW5RI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/R3QR/HGIEW5RI/F3JR3QRHGIEW5RI.SMALL.jpg JeonLab I'm not really good at finding places and direction but at least I'm able to read maps and compass. These days, GPS navigation systems are getting more popular, so probably some people would say why I need a  compass. Well, first off, I like gadgets and if I can make one, that will be much better to...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 19:49:43 PDT
Heat-Seeking Desk Fan (using Arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Heat-Seeking-Desk-Fan-using-Arduino/
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Thu, 3 May 2012 13:01:37 PDT
ATtiny Programming Shield for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny-Programming-Shield-for-Arduino-1/
ATtiny Programming Shield for Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/MHDQ/HD8TWXKP/F3MMHDQHD8TWXKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/MHDQ/HD8TWXKP/F3MMHDQHD8TWXKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/MHDQ/HD8TWXKP/F3MMHDQHD8TWXKP.SMALL.jpg Plusea This little circuit sits nicely ontop of an Arduino board and lets you quickly plug in an ATtiny chip for programming using the Arduino "language" and IDE to write the code, and the Arduino board as an ISP programmer to upload the code to the tiny chip. These instructions are also published on our ...
By: Plusea

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Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:14:06 PST
Neoprene Bend Sensor IMPROVED http://www.instructables.com/id/Neoprene-Bend-Sensor-IMPROVED/
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By: Plusea

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Thu, 23 Apr 2009 05:57:16 PDT
Sound Reactive LED Strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Sound-Reactive-LED-strip/
Sound Reactive LED Strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/5XH4/HQV6J6NC/FBQ5XH4HQV6J6NC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/5XH4/HQV6J6NC/FBQ5XH4HQV6J6NC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBQ/5XH4/HQV6J6NC/FBQ5XH4HQV6J6NC.SMALL.jpg GraziCNU THERE MAY BE 9 STEPS BUT I PROMISE THIS ONE IS QUICK AND EASY!  In this Instructable I will be showing you how to create a light reactive LED system. In this clip, I used a single color LED strip, but you you can use a single LED, multiple LEDs wired together, single color or RGB LED strip, it just...
By: GraziCNU

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:12:40 PST
More Electronics Building Tips ( in 21 plus more steps ) http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Electronics-Building-Tips-in-21-plus-more-ste/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 05:39:50 PDT
Raspberry Pi Water Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Water-Cooler/
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By: Unprecedented

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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 21:37:22 PDT
ESM - ExternalSerialMonitor http://www.instructables.com/id/ESM-ExternalSerialMonitor/
ESM - ExternalSerialMonitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/QDHL/HT7PBT81/FWVQDHLHT7PBT81.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/QDHL/HT7PBT81/FWVQDHLHT7PBT81.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/QDHL/HT7PBT81/FWVQDHLHT7PBT81.SMALL.jpg ARPix Sometimes I needed an external serial monitor like the Serial Monitor in the Arduino Editor, to see what is going on. So I made one. The first picture shows an example how could be it designed. For the ESM I used an Atmel Atmega328 (based on the Arduino-Board) because it have an internal SRAM with ...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 03:22:12 PDT
Draw MIDI http://www.instructables.com/id/Draw-MIDI/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:55:12 PDT
HIGHFIV3D: Desktop Reassurance Device http://www.instructables.com/id/HIGHFIV3D-Desktop-Reassurance-Device/
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 16:56:03 PDT
Build a Controllable Coffee Roaster from an Air Popcorn Popper http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Controllable-Coffee-Roaster-from-an-Air-Po/
Build a Controllable Coffee Roaster from an Air Popcorn Popper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/JI51/HS18BOEF/FJHJI51HS18BOEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/JI51/HS18BOEF/FJHJI51HS18BOEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/JI51/HS18BOEF/FJHJI51HS18BOEF.SMALL.jpg Brennn10 I have a passion for coffee.  I also have a passion for electrical engineering.  Why not combine them? This Instructable describes how I transformed a hot air popcorn popper into a completely controllable coffee roaster!  Follow these instructions to re-purpose and hack your West Bend Poppery Popco...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:15:30 PDT
Data Crystals: 3D Data Visualizations from Open Data http://www.instructables.com/id/Data-Crystals-3D-Data-Visualizations-from-Open-Dat/
Data Crystals: 3D Data Visualizations from Open Data - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/ONSR/HTPUP3BW/F1GONSRHTPUP3BW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/ONSR/HTPUP3BW/F1GONSRHTPUP3BW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1G/ONSR/HTPUP3BW/F1GONSRHTPUP3BW.SMALL.jpg scottkildall One of my projects while a resident artist at Autodesk has been to create "Data Crystals" —  3D prints that I algorithmically generate using data as input. I design these 3D data visualizations for aesthetics over legibility and they show off what can be done with code and 3D printing. I've finishe...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:18:05 PDT
Build your own 3d printer filament factory (Filament Extruder) http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-3d-printing-filament-factory-Filame/
Build your own 3d printer filament factory (Filament Extruder) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/HROL/HTPUO3LY/F3AHROLHTPUO3LY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/HROL/HTPUO3LY/F3AHROLHTPUO3LY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3A/HROL/HTPUO3LY/F3AHROLHTPUO3LY.SMALL.jpg ianmcmill Too long, didn't read: Make your own 3D printer filament ! Cheap and high quality at a decent speed of 150-190 IPM ! (4-5 meters per minute) Long read: 3D printers are cool and they finally start to drop in price. Kickstarter campaigns like the one from QB-UP or M3D are popping up and they ...
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:29:41 PDT
Gas Can Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Gas-Can-Speakers/
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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:12:09 PDT
The Wireless,Obstacle Detecting,Beeping Robot using Arduinos! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-WirelessObstacle-DetectingBeeping-Robot-using-/
The Wireless,Obstacle Detecting,Beeping Robot using Arduinos! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/CQMT/HTMNMRBB/FJ7CQMTHTMNMRBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/CQMT/HTMNMRBB/FJ7CQMTHTMNMRBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ7/CQMT/HTMNMRBB/FJ7CQMTHTMNMRBB.SMALL.jpg robodude95 This is Bart....a wirelessly controlled, autonomous obstacle detecting robot ! A while back I had made this Instructable and wanted to make some major upgrades ever since and giving it some kind of personality and so Bart was made!! The following are the robot's features :- 1.He's wirelessly cont...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:36:00 PDT
Sugarcube MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Sugarcube-MIDI-Controller/
Sugarcube MIDI Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XSJX/HTOUE5D5/FCLXSJXHTOUE5D5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XSJX/HTOUE5D5/FCLXSJXHTOUE5D5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCL/XSJX/HTOUE5D5/FCLXSJXHTOUE5D5.SMALL.jpg amandaghassaei This project is a portable, Arduino-powered, grid-based MIDI controller that boots up into a variety of apps to do lots of things with sound. It has 16 backlit buttons, used as both inputs and outputs to give the controller some visual feedback. 2 potentiometers give analog control, depending on t...
By: amandaghassaei

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Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:22:51 PDT
GoonQuad, an Emotive Quadruped http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Emotive-Quadruped/
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 13:34:58 PDT