Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 01:34:54 PDT BLOX v1.01 Getting Stock Prices on Raspberry Pi (using Python) http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Stock-Prices-on-Raspberry-Pi-Python/
Getting Stock Prices on Raspberry Pi (using Python) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/49XM/HZ9O5FQU/F6849XMHZ9O5FQU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/49XM/HZ9O5FQU/F6849XMHZ9O5FQU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/49XM/HZ9O5FQU/F6849XMHZ9O5FQU.SMALL.jpg scottkildall I'm working on some new projects involving getting stock price data from the web, which will be tracked and displayed via my Raspberry Pi. I wanted to share the setup on how to do this using Python.This short Instructable will show you how install a stock querying library to get (mostly) realtime st...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 12:32:06 PDT
Easy Wireless LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Wireless-LEDs/
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:26:10 PDT
Retro-Future TV Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Future-TV-Conversion/
Retro-Future TV Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/HEWE/HZFDUU7F/FQZHEWEHZFDUU7F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/HEWE/HZFDUU7F/FQZHEWEHZFDUU7F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/HEWE/HZFDUU7F/FQZHEWEHZFDUU7F.SMALL.jpg MisterM This is an early colour portable TV that I've upcycled with a more modern (but similarly nearly obsolete) LCD TV panel. It's pretty slim and wall-mounted, and I've converted the original TV controls, retaining the original button-pushing rotary-tuning vintage experience. I've also added an adjustabl...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:51:49 PDT
Easy LED Clip-on http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-LED-Clip-on/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:38:37 PDT
DIY Network Mapping Tool http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Network-Mapping-Tool/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:23:48 PDT
3D-printable coffee table (coaster) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printable-coffee-table-coaster/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:44:12 PDT
Plastic Pail 3D Scanner for 123D Catch http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Pail-3D-Scanner-for-123D-Catch/
Plastic Pail 3D Scanner for 123D Catch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/QXAG/HZCJ3L8Z/FU8QXAGHZCJ3L8Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/QXAG/HZCJ3L8Z/FU8QXAGHZCJ3L8Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU8/QXAG/HZCJ3L8Z/FU8QXAGHZCJ3L8Z.SMALL.jpg renejsanchez Build your own 3D scanner on the cheap! All you need is less than $50 of hardware store materials, a digital camera, and 123D Catch.Why a plastic pail? 123D Catch works best using pictures taken at even intervals around an object under good lighting conditions. Using a white, translucent pail gives ...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:17:14 PDT
Turn a Flashlight Beam into a Far Reaching Spotlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-Flashlight-into-a-Far-Reaching-Spotlight/
Turn a Flashlight Beam into a Far Reaching Spotlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1T8X/HZCJ02W6/FSY1T8XHZCJ02W6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1T8X/HZCJ02W6/FSY1T8XHZCJ02W6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSY/1T8X/HZCJ02W6/FSY1T8XHZCJ02W6.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This project is quick and easy to put together, yet really impressive. Even more so in person than in the video. With this flashlight conversion I was lighting up trees as bright as day at 300 yards and further. By adjusting the flashlight's position on the block the light can be made to focus to ei...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 22:03:58 PDT
3D Printed Audio Jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Audio-Jewelry/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 10:02:27 PDT
How to make a super-bright LED light panel (for video work etc) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-super-bright-LED-light-panel-for-vid/
How to make a super-bright LED light panel (for video work etc) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/0L3N/HZCJ10IE/FFP0L3NHZCJ10IE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/0L3N/HZCJ10IE/FFP0L3NHZCJ10IE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFP/0L3N/HZCJ10IE/FFP0L3NHZCJ10IE.SMALL.jpg DIYPerks Here's how to make a super-bright LED light panel. It's equivalent to a 1000w incandescent light bulb, and it's super useful for video work as it has a daylight colour temperature and doesn't use PWM for dimming. There are 900 individual LEDs in this panel, which is why it's so bright.Here's a li...
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 01:24:30 PDT
Speech Controlled Quadropod http://www.instructables.com/id/Speech-Controlled-Quadropod/
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Thu, 28 Aug 2014 02:24:41 PDT
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/22-Inch-Cinema-in-Your-Car/
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Road trips with kids can be a royal pain in the asterisk without proper entertainment. We discovered those portable DVD players a few years back and have never looked back. Our recent model went on the fritz, and I decided to kick it up a notch with some gear that I had from other projects. Unfortun...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:33:38 PDT
"Raspberry PiCade" Bartop Arcade Machine powered by Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-PiCade-Bartop-Arcade-Machine-powered-by-/
"Raspberry PiCade" Bartop Arcade Machine powered by Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/USXM/HZB3NT75/FCVUSXMHZB3NT75.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/USXM/HZB3NT75/FCVUSXMHZB3NT75.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCV/USXM/HZB3NT75/FCVUSXMHZB3NT75.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome I was browsing Instructables when i came across rbates4 and his Raspberry Pi powered arcade machine. http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Min... I figured hey I have a spare DVI monitor, a X-arcade stick and a desire to tinker with the Pi. I think I am going to have to remix this into a ...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:25:21 PDT
Quiz Game Show Buzzer http://www.instructables.com/id/Quiz-Game-Show-Buzzer/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:44:43 PDT
Voice Activated Power Sockets (Home Automation) http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Activated-Power-Sockets-Home-Automation/
Voice Activated Power Sockets (Home Automation) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/2QAS/HZB3LSKE/FEO2QASHZB3LSKE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/2QAS/HZB3LSKE/FEO2QASHZB3LSKE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEO/2QAS/HZB3LSKE/FEO2QASHZB3LSKE.SMALL.jpg RajkumarRaval Yet another voice controlled home automation system! As shown in the picture, the system can control any electrical appliance, by turning ON or OFF, that is connected into the electrical socket. The system does this using bespoke voice commands. The system uses a Microchip PIC micro-controller board...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 03:09:44 PDT
Bullet Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Bullet-Torch/
Bullet Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/PUTJ/HZCIWQHM/F79PUTJHZCIWQHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/PUTJ/HZCIWQHM/F79PUTJHZCIWQHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F79/PUTJ/HZCIWQHM/F79PUTJHZCIWQHM.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Turn a magnum 44 bullet into a mini torchI brought a bunch of used bullets from Etsy for a project that’s currently a work in progress. I had a heap left over and have been dreaming-up all types of projects to create.Turning a 44 magnum bullet into a torch was no easy feat. There isn’t much room in...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 04:11:07 PDT
Making a Pen is Easy and Fun (update) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Pen-is-Easy/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 22:38:28 PDT
LED Pacman Ghosts http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Pacman-Ghosts/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:25:05 PDT
DIY PCB using Liquid Photoresist http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-using-Liquid-Photoresist/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:35:29 PDT
DIY navigation device for blind people using Arduino and Android smart phone http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-navigation-device-for-blind-people-using-Ardui/
DIY navigation device for blind people using Arduino and Android smart phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/QU65/HZB3IDNQ/FBZQU65HZB3IDNQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/QU65/HZB3IDNQ/FBZQU65HZB3IDNQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBZ/QU65/HZB3IDNQ/FBZQU65HZB3IDNQ.SMALL.jpg amr wasfy In this project you can cover your eyes and let your smartphone navigate you to avoid obstacles, the application is mainly a DIY navigation device for blind people. I knew that 1Sheeld is about to launch a new text to speech shield, and so I contacted them to let me use it in this project and they ...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:34:47 PDT
Fiber Composite 3D Printing (The Bug) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Composite-3D-Printing-The-Bug/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:28:45 PDT
Demystifying 4 pin addressable RGB LEDS http://www.instructables.com/id/Demystifying-4-pin-addressable-RGB-LEDS/
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:44:25 PDT
Shotgun Shell Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-Shell-Torch/
Shotgun Shell Torch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/L3X3/HZ9O6OR1/FD4L3X3HZ9O6OR1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/L3X3/HZ9O6OR1/FD4L3X3HZ9O6OR1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD4/L3X3/HZ9O6OR1/FD4L3X3HZ9O6OR1.SMALL.jpg lonesoulsurfer Make a mini torch out of a shotgun shell.This is a pretty simple project which will only require a few tools and materials. The most obvious thing you will need are shotgun shells. I recently acquired a box full of used shells from my local gun range (for another project) and have been thinking wh...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:19:02 PDT
Belt Clip For Protecting Phone & Headphone Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Belt-Clip-For-Protecting-Phone-Headphone-Cord/
Belt Clip For Protecting Phone & Headphone Cord - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/D74Y/HZ9O6EPT/F8ED74YHZ9O6EPT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/D74Y/HZ9O6EPT/F8ED74YHZ9O6EPT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8E/D74Y/HZ9O6EPT/F8ED74YHZ9O6EPT.SMALL.jpg aeastman26 This instructable will show you the design components necessary to create a belt clip to protect your phone and headphone clip.Necessary tools & materials:* 3D printer (higher resolution preferred but not necessary)* CAD software * calipers (or ruler)* headphones or earphones* phone or mp3 player ...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:56:28 PDT
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-crash-resistant-portable-T-Copter/
Cheap, crash resistant portable T Copter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/QD8C/HZ9O6FP7/FFZQD8CHZ9O6FP7.SMALL.jpg All that i do Hello People of the world.One fine morning, I woke up and decided to find out what is going on in the world of aeromodelling. I was surprised to see the world had been overtaken by drones. There were multirotors everywhere and everyone was making one for themselves.So I decided to make one for mysel...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:43:26 PDT
DIY Electromyography http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electromyography/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:30:46 PDT
Arduino Calculator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Calculator/
Arduino Calculator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGU/8C3W/HZ9O6CI2/FGU8C3WHZ9O6CI2.SMALL.jpg Kale_3d In this Instructable I will show you how to make an Arduino calculator that is just as good as any other calculator (well... sort of). Even though it's probably not practical due to it's size, repetitive use of the equals button (due to the lack of keys), and cost (You can probably buy a calculator ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:33:01 PDT
4x4x4 LED Cube (Arduino Uno) http://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-Cube-Arduino-Uno/
4x4x4 LED Cube (Arduino Uno) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/5AG7/HYY8M9OR/FHO5AG7HYY8M9OR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/5AG7/HYY8M9OR/FHO5AG7HYY8M9OR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/5AG7/HYY8M9OR/FHO5AG7HYY8M9OR.SMALL.jpg KyleTheCreator In this tutorial I'll show you how to make a 4x4x4 LED cube for around $15.00. The cube has 64 green LEDs which make up it's 4 layers(positives) and 16 columns(negatives). These are all wired to a Arduino Uno. An Arduino is a single-board microcontroller, intended to make the application of inter...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 19:11:10 PDT
Arduino Controlled Lego Lighthouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Lego-Lighthouse/
Arduino Controlled Lego Lighthouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/E654/HYLDJZKR/FORE654HYLDJZKR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/E654/HYLDJZKR/FORE654HYLDJZKR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOR/E654/HYLDJZKR/FORE654HYLDJZKR.SMALL.jpg yoda333 Lighthouses have been guiding boats to safety for thousands of years. One of the earliest and most notable of these was the Pharos of Alexandria. This huge structure stood for nearly two thousand years. When deciding on a lego project, I wanted to build something practical, yet at the same tim...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:14:01 PDT
Raspberry Pi - SMS Garage Door Butler http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-SMS-Garage-Door-Butler/
Raspberry Pi - SMS Garage Door Butler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/V6NY/HZ5RPY7K/FMOV6NYHZ5RPY7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/V6NY/HZ5RPY7K/FMOV6NYHZ5RPY7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMO/V6NY/HZ5RPY7K/FMOV6NYHZ5RPY7K.SMALL.jpg AkiraFist Most Raspberry Pi garage door remotes had open ports, or other features I wasn't too fond of. So I created my own that contains much more security, logging of who opens the garage, video capture, garage status and more.Features: 100% secure garage door operation, with access control lists. Only ...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:42:11 PDT
Ultrasonic Headtracker Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-Headtracker-Mouse/
Ultrasonic Headtracker Mouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/HK0F/HZ9O3IQ0/FUWHK0FHZ9O3IQ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/HK0F/HZ9O3IQ0/FUWHK0FHZ9O3IQ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUW/HK0F/HZ9O3IQ0/FUWHK0FHZ9O3IQ0.SMALL.jpg j44 I recently rebuilt a headset for a head tracker mouse for a paraplegic chap.This instructable contains a bit of information that might help anyone else trying to do the same. The unit that this headset works with is the PRC Headmaster, Prentke HM-2P. Its a fairly old design but it is based around ul...
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Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:24:08 PDT
Arduino Modules - Flame Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Modules-Flame-Sensor/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:43:05 PDT
OMMC - One More Micro Centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-micro-centrifuge/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:24:52 PDT
Guitar booster pedal (MPX-1) http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-booster-pedal-MPX-1/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:26:37 PDT
Bluetooth controlled arduino robot arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-controlled-arduino-robot-arm/
Bluetooth controlled arduino robot arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/2HKB/HZ5RQY49/FW42HKBHZ5RQY49.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/2HKB/HZ5RQY49/FW42HKBHZ5RQY49.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW4/2HKB/HZ5RQY49/FW42HKBHZ5RQY49.SMALL.jpg yhtomitsy I finally added bluetooth capability to my arduino robot arm. I did that using the HC-06 bluetooth module. Requirements -Arduino 6-dof robot arm-arduino uno or due-SSC-32 servo shield-HC-06 bluetooth moduleI am not going to explain the robot arm setup, the different boards and modules that i hav...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:28:15 PDT
Musical Floppy Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/Musical-Floppy-Drives/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:43:04 PDT
How to Use a Servo with Tessel http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Servo-with-Tessel/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:47:27 PDT
Make your plant smile http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-plant-smile/
Make your plant smile - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/3KCJ/HZ5DQMM6/F5O3KCJHZ5DQMM6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/3KCJ/HZ5DQMM6/F5O3KCJHZ5DQMM6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/3KCJ/HZ5DQMM6/F5O3KCJHZ5DQMM6.SMALL.jpg thanasisloi7 This is a funny project that makes our plants “talk” to us. It’s very simple and you can create it in few hours. We use a sensor to read the soil moisture of our plant and a led matrix to dislay how the plant “feel”. You can use an ATtiny85 as a microcontroller. Order Materials Led Matrix Soil Hy...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:31:27 PDT
Sterling Silver Barbaric-Style Thumb Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Sterling-Silver-Barbaric-Style-Thumb-Drive/
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:46:34 PDT
Washing machine countdown timer - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Washing-machine-countdown-timer-Arduino/
Washing machine countdown timer - Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/TVPX/HZ3YD966/F7KTVPXHZ3YD966.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/TVPX/HZ3YD966/F7KTVPXHZ3YD966.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7K/TVPX/HZ3YD966/F7KTVPXHZ3YD966.SMALL.jpg sjowett Hello, and welcome to my instructable for a washing machine countdown timer. The timer is operated with the very popular Arduino micro controller. See here for more information. Arduino Home PageAimThe aim of this project is to be able to delay the start of the washing machine by a few hours. Th...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:50:55 PDT
Simple LED Indicator Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-LED-Indicator-Cover/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:59:54 PDT
Kruger's Zippo Remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Krugers-Zippo-Remote/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:12:13 PDT
Proximity-Sensing LEDs (Part 1: On a Breadboard) http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensing-LEDs/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:39:52 PDT
How to make a LANscape http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-LANscape/
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Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:25:06 PDT
Introduction to MEL Scripting in Maya: 3D Fractals http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-to-MEL-Scripting-in-Maya-3D-Fractals/
Introduction to MEL Scripting in Maya: 3D Fractals - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5WUT/HYZX91NB/FFC5WUTHYZX91NB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5WUT/HYZX91NB/FFC5WUTHYZX91NB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/5WUT/HYZX91NB/FFC5WUTHYZX91NB.SMALL.jpg syedrezaali Maya is a very powerful tool for creating 3D animations and motion graphics. You can model, texture, light, animate, and render within the same environment. Maya's visual interface is powerful and deep. It allows people to build very complex scenes and animations. But sometimes, using Maya's visual ...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:11:50 PDT
Internet Photo Frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Photo-Frame/
Internet Photo Frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/7DNZ/HZ3YCN4R/FMU7DNZHZ3YCN4R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/7DNZ/HZ3YCN4R/FMU7DNZHZ3YCN4R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMU/7DNZ/HZ3YCN4R/FMU7DNZHZ3YCN4R.SMALL.jpg Beaconsfield Unlike most commercial frames, this digital picture frame connects to Flickr, allowing you to add and remove photos without a physical storage device, such as USB stick or SD card. A Raspberry Pi hidden inside the TV connects to the internet and automatically updates the pictures when the Flickr a...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:03:32 PDT
Magnetic Gorillapod http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Gorillapod/
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:32:08 PDT
littleBits DIY Smart Thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-DIY-Smart-Thermostat/
littleBits DIY Smart Thermostat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/4HSO/HZ3YBEFW/FL54HSOHZ3YBEFW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/4HSO/HZ3YBEFW/FL54HSOHZ3YBEFW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL5/4HSO/HZ3YBEFW/FL54HSOHZ3YBEFW.SMALL.jpg littleBits Monitor and control the temperature of your home remotely. Transform your average household thermostat into a smart thermostat, kind of like nest. Now you can use your smartphone to get real time temperature readouts from your home and change the temperature from anywhere, whether you are across the...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:50:55 PDT
Hacking my RC Car using Arduino and Android Smart Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-my-RC-Car-using-Arduino-and-Android-Smart-/
Hacking my RC Car using Arduino and Android Smart Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/ZI17/HZ3YAUUM/FJHZI17HZ3YAUUM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/ZI17/HZ3YAUUM/FJHZI17HZ3YAUUM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/ZI17/HZ3YAUUM/FJHZI17HZ3YAUUM.SMALL.jpg ahmicmahmoud Have an old toy car? I hacked mine using Arduino and an H bridge circuit to control the motors, used my Sony Z1 Android phone to control it with the recent 1Sheeld I got from Kickstarter. I thought to use the Gyroscope sensor in to drive it but after experimenting, I used the gravity sensor instead,...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:55:09 PDT
Chemical and drilling free, card PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Chemical-and-drilling-free-card-PCBs/
Chemical and drilling free, card PCBs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/Q2BO/HZ3YB8Q0/F90Q2BOHZ3YB8Q0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/Q2BO/HZ3YB8Q0/F90Q2BOHZ3YB8Q0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/Q2BO/HZ3YB8Q0/F90Q2BOHZ3YB8Q0.SMALL.jpg jefffolly Most of us who are into electronics feel the need to produce a PCB for our new project. However, if like me you cant etch at home you're limited to using strip-board. The obvious alternative, getting a prototype PCB made is both expensive and fraught with difficulties. What if you pay your money but...
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:28:53 PDT