Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 4 Aug 2015 21:55:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Ultimate Guide to Desoldering http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Desoldering/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:11:04 PDT
Moldover's Light-Theremin CD (DIY version) http://www.instructables.com/id/Moldovers-Light-Theremin-CD-DIY-version/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 15:16:50 PDT
How to Make Food Pics look appetizing with Props and Natural Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Food-Pics-look-appetizing-with-Props-a/
How to Make Food Pics look appetizing with Props and Natural Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/C9S4/ICX7L9DZ/FF7C9S4ICX7L9DZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/C9S4/ICX7L9DZ/FF7C9S4ICX7L9DZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF7/C9S4/ICX7L9DZ/FF7C9S4ICX7L9DZ.SMALL.jpg tastydelights A picture says a thousand words!There's nothing like taking a memorable picture and showing it to friends and family and getting fave reviews on how that picture looks and how it makes you feel when observing it.As an avid foodie myself and not a professional photographer, I have taken thousands of...
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 14:05:15 PDT
Wireless Nixie Thermometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Nixi-Thermometer/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:45:00 PDT
Arduino Pinewood Derby Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Pinewood-Derby-Timer/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:45:29 PDT
Low Cost Linear Actuator (using glue sticks) http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Linear-Actuator-using-glue-sticks/
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:28:27 PDT
Arc Reactor 2.0 (3d printed) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arc-Reactor-20-3d-printed/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 01:52:11 PDT
WiFi Smoke Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/WiFi-Smoke-Detector/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 09:00:46 PDT
Simple 5V breakout board for ESP-01 (ESP8622) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-5V-breakout-board-for-ESP-01-ESP8622/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:55:51 PDT
Control WeMo Switch with Arduino+Ethernet shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-WeMo-Switch-with-ArduinoEthernet-shield/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:18:59 PDT
Arduino high speed photography http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-high-speed-photography/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 00:14:29 PDT
Simple calculator based on Arduino MEGA http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-calculator-based-on-Arduino-MEGA/
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:04:12 PDT
Flexible Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Flexible-Camera-Mount/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 15:18:57 PDT
Video Game Emulators http://www.instructables.com/id/Video-Game-Emulators/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 19:42:59 PDT
Particle Core - Internet Button http://www.instructables.com/id/Particle-Core-Internet-Button/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 09:33:25 PDT
ESP8266 Weather Station with Arduino – #1 Hardware http://www.instructables.com/id/ESP8266-Weather-Station-with-Arduino-1-Hardware/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 13:40:46 PDT
LED Matrix Dessert Tray http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Matrix-Dessert-Tray/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 13:27:23 PDT
In the Spotlight: How to See & Create Single Subject, High Impact Photos http://www.instructables.com/id/In-the-Spotlight-How-to-See-Create-Single-Subject-/
In the Spotlight: How to See & Create Single Subject, High Impact Photos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/4FPV/ICRXR9LT/F924FPVICRXR9LT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/4FPV/ICRXR9LT/F924FPVICRXR9LT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F92/4FPV/ICRXR9LT/F924FPVICRXR9LT.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory Some of the most powerful images are sometimes some of the most visually simple. Knowing how to capture a powerful image is important, but honing your observational skills so you can make the most of being in the right place at the right time is a big part of the process. We'll look at some tips...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:55:10 PDT
Solar Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger2/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:44:58 PDT
LED Chaser ( single chip circuit ) http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Chaser-single-chip-circuit-/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 19:56:49 PDT
3D Modeling Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-3D-Modeling/
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 09:33:08 PDT
Arduino Pedometer Watch, With Temperature, Altitude and Compass! http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Watch-With-Altitude-Temperature-Compass-An/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:55:51 PDT
Digital Wax Tablet http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Wax-Tablet/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:04:47 PDT
Homemade Steampunk Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Steampunk-Keyboard/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 22:12:40 PDT
Drone Float Upgrade Version 2.0 ( 350 QX3 AP Combo ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Drone-Float-Upgrade-Version-20-350-QX3-AP-Combo-/
Drone Float Upgrade Version 2.0 ( 350 QX3 AP Combo ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/10PJ/ICRXX439/FRD10PJICRXX439.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/10PJ/ICRXX439/FRD10PJICRXX439.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRD/10PJ/ICRXX439/FRD10PJICRXX439.SMALL.jpg Withered Perception I made some standard simple floats a few months ago which you can see here: http://m.instructables.com/id/Drone-Floats-350-QX3-AP-Combo/They worked great, until the wind picked up while I was filming. The gimbal kept the video smooth as can be but as the quadcopter pitched into the wind to gold it's...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:58:57 PDT
Screen Hood For FPV / Phone / Tablet / GPS http://www.instructables.com/id/Screen-Hood-For-FPV-Phone-Tablet-GPS/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:29:01 PDT
Fix a broken pin on an IC chip http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-broken-pin-on-an-IC-chip/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:25:16 PDT
DIY SOLAR LI ION/ LIPO BATTERY CHARGER http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SOLAR-LI-ION-LIPO-BATTERY-CHARGER/
DIY SOLAR LI ION/ LIPO BATTERY CHARGER - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/UAND/ICWG2MRE/FFNUANDICWG2MRE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/UAND/ICWG2MRE/FFNUANDICWG2MRE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/UAND/ICWG2MRE/FFNUANDICWG2MRE.SMALL.jpg deba168 Imagine you are a gadget lover or hobbyist /tinkerer or RC enthusiast and you are going for a camping or outing .Your smart phone/MP3 player battery run out,you have taken a RC Quad Copter,but not able to fly for a long time. So you definitely need a good charger to charge the battery. Am I right ?...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:11:37 PDT
Particle Core - Offline mode or Semi-automatic mode http://www.instructables.com/id/Particle-Core-Offline-mode-or-Semi-automatic-mode/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 08:10:49 PDT
Internet Controlled Motion Detector- Particle Core http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-Controlled-Motion-Detector-Particle-Core/
Internet Controlled Motion Detector- Particle Core - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/4EAG/ICRXU9RA/FZH4EAGICRXU9RA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/4EAG/ICRXU9RA/FZH4EAGICRXU9RA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/4EAG/ICRXU9RA/FZH4EAGICRXU9RA.SMALL.jpg LightBug In this instructable I'm going to show you how to build a Motion Detector and publish the result over the internet. So every time it detects a change it will show a result, in the Particle dashboard. This instructable is quite simple and can be setup in a couple of minutes and is powered with the he...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 07:36:27 PDT
Bringing Images to Life - Clip Art, Osmo, and 3D Doodler http://www.instructables.com/id/Bringing-Images-to-Life-Clip-Art-Osmo-and-3D-Doodl/
Bringing Images to Life - Clip Art, Osmo, and 3D Doodler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/09HJ/ICRXSQHO/FKD09HJICRXSQHO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/09HJ/ICRXSQHO/FKD09HJICRXSQHO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKD/09HJ/ICRXSQHO/FKD09HJICRXSQHO.SMALL.jpg Khuttner App smashing has become more and more prevalent as we realize that integrating different apps can produce amazing finished products. What about tech smashing? Have you ever wondered what you could create? At DENSI (Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute) 2015, we had the opportunity to tech ...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 17:08:49 PDT
Arduino remotely controlled by Bluetooth or Bluetooth LE using phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-remotely-controlled-by-Bluetooth-or-Blueto/
Arduino remotely controlled by Bluetooth or Bluetooth LE using phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/PYHS/ICRXWC1P/FL1PYHSICRXWC1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/PYHS/ICRXWC1P/FL1PYHSICRXWC1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/PYHS/ICRXWC1P/FL1PYHSICRXWC1P.SMALL.jpg sitronTe Ever wanted to remotely control your Arduino? Either to read sensor values, or make it do something? Maybe even make a remotely controlled robot?Well now you can. This instructable will cover the most basic example; switch a LED on and off remotely.What you will need: 1 x smart phone(currently the a...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 05:44:22 PDT
How to use the L293D Motor Driver - Arduino Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-the-L293D-Motor-Driver-Arduino-Tutorial/
How to use the L293D Motor Driver - Arduino Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/HANT/ICRXPMLG/FZHHANTICRXPMLG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/HANT/ICRXPMLG/FZHHANTICRXPMLG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/HANT/ICRXPMLG/FZHHANTICRXPMLG.SMALL.jpg codebender_cc The L293D is a 16-pin Motor Driver IC which can control a set of two DC motors simultaneously in any direction. The L293D is designed to provide bidirectional drive currents of up to 600 mA (per channel) at voltages from 4.5 V to 36 V (at pin 8!). You can use it to control small dc motors - toy moto...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 02:28:52 PDT
Multi-Material 3D Printing: Dental Floss Pick http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Material-3D-Printing-Dental-Floss-Pick/
Multi-Material 3D Printing: Dental Floss Pick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/VJ31/ICJM73N9/FAJVJ31ICJM73N9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/VJ31/ICJM73N9/FAJVJ31ICJM73N9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAJ/VJ31/ICJM73N9/FAJVJ31ICJM73N9.SMALL.jpg icecats 3D printing is amazing in a wide variety of ways, but it does have some limits. What if you wanted to meld 3D printed plastic and an existing off-the-shelf material into one final object? This Instructable will attempt to stretch the limits of 3D printing by incorporating an everyday material i...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:27:04 PDT
DIY Solder Paste Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solder-Paste-Stencil-wthe-Silhouette-Portrait/
DIY Solder Paste Stencil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/FLGL/IC6IBDS1/FK3FLGLIC6IBDS1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/FLGL/IC6IBDS1/FK3FLGLIC6IBDS1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/FLGL/IC6IBDS1/FK3FLGLIC6IBDS1.SMALL.jpg Tymkrs Most people learn throughhole soldering before taking the leap to go into SMT (surface mount technology) soldering. When I was first advised to try my hand at SMT soldering, my immediate thought was, whoa, that's way too small! I'll get solder paste everywhere! But with a steady hand and some per...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:21:55 PDT
Vectorize Images for Laser Cutting and 3D Printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Vectorize-Images-for-Laser-Cutting-and-3D-Printing/
Vectorize Images for Laser Cutting and 3D Printing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/XQKN/ICMHKDOJ/F4XXQKNICMHKDOJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/XQKN/ICMHKDOJ/F4XXQKNICMHKDOJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/XQKN/ICMHKDOJ/F4XXQKNICMHKDOJ.SMALL.jpg ThomasJ1 Just before Christmas, I decided to make tree ornaments for my family and friends. The idea was to CNC or laser cut them in a 1/8" plywood sheet. My first task was to find a nice model online. There was quite a few that I liked but I could not find a vector file that I could run directly on the lase...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:12:41 PDT
Overcoming the Roadblocks to Opening an Etsy Shop http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-and-Etsy-Overcoming-the-Road-Blocks/
Overcoming the Roadblocks to Opening an Etsy Shop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/XW4Z/ICRXOA51/F41XW4ZICRXOA51.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/XW4Z/ICRXOA51/F41XW4ZICRXOA51.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/XW4Z/ICRXOA51/F41XW4ZICRXOA51.SMALL.jpg BackyardSpruce I recently opened my Etsy shop BackyardSpruce selling needle felted creations and laser cut shadow boxes. Currently I have 14 items up which cost me a grand total of $2.80 USD (at $0.20/listing). It took me roughly three months from conception to opening to get everything just (mostly) right.What...
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 16:11:38 PDT
Make a Camera Dolly for your Tripod http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Camera-Dolly-for-your-Tripod/
Make a Camera Dolly for your Tripod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/6ME7/ICRXRUET/FM86ME7ICRXRUET.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/6ME7/ICRXRUET/FM86ME7ICRXRUET.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/6ME7/ICRXRUET/FM86ME7ICRXRUET.SMALL.jpg chadmikell If you are interested in getting more fluid sweeping shots when shooting video or simply looking for an easy way to move your tripod around while taking shots, this instructable is for you. It can be done very inexpensively with just a few tools and a cheap piece of wood. Just a Few Tools Needed ...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:09:10 PDT
Magnetic Base Circuit Board Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Base-Circuit-Board-Holders/
Magnetic Base Circuit Board Holders - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/U7WJ/ICRXUAEB/F2BU7WJICRXUAEB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/U7WJ/ICRXUAEB/F2BU7WJICRXUAEB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2B/U7WJ/ICRXUAEB/F2BU7WJICRXUAEB.SMALL.jpg mozzwald I made these board holders after working for a company that used Martin brand rework equipment. Martin makes high quality and expensive equipment that is out of reach for most amateur electronics enthusiasts. The original Martin brand board holders have a magnetic base and a single spring loaded sha...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 20:14:15 PDT
FIRST Mentoring: Volunteering with Impact http://www.instructables.com/id/FIRST-Mentoring-Volunteering-with-Impact/
FIRST Mentoring: Volunteering with Impact - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/UKPE/ICRXQ77G/FXIUKPEICRXQ77G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/UKPE/ICRXQ77G/FXIUKPEICRXQ77G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXI/UKPE/ICRXQ77G/FXIUKPEICRXQ77G.SMALL.jpg EurekaFactory We've worked with FIRST K-12 STEM programs for 10 years now, starting with our son's FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics team in 2005, and then starting a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) high school level robotics team in our garage in 2008. Before that, we'd volunteered in various capacities in various y...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:45:30 PDT
Rainbow Color Show http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Color-Show/
Rainbow Color Show - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/UX9Q/ICRXM89G/FB8UX9QICRXM89G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/UX9Q/ICRXM89G/FB8UX9QICRXM89G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/UX9Q/ICRXM89G/FB8UX9QICRXM89G.SMALL.jpg diybama This video shows you a amazing rainbow color show and explain how it works
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:38:01 PDT
IPhone 5 Screen Replacement http://www.instructables.com/id/IPhone-5-Screen-Replacement/
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:58:04 PDT
Glass Bottle Plate Carrier http://www.instructables.com/id/Glass-Bottle-Plate-Carrier/
Glass Bottle Plate Carrier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/5JQM/ICRXOAJP/FNO5JQMICRXOAJP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/5JQM/ICRXOAJP/FNO5JQMICRXOAJP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/5JQM/ICRXOAJP/FNO5JQMICRXOAJP.SMALL.jpg Jared G How many times have you been in line at a cook-out filling your plate only to realize you have to make the decision to either leave your drink or your silverware due to the fact that your hands are full? While it's not a hard decision to make, obviously you quickly take your drink and head for ...
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 16:18:50 PDT
Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-1/
Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/OIXQ/ICRXLGKP/FY8OIXQICRXLGKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/OIXQ/ICRXLGKP/FY8OIXQICRXLGKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/OIXQ/ICRXLGKP/FY8OIXQICRXLGKP.SMALL.jpg foolishandforgetful This DIY is super easy and fast (bonus: it's also environmentally friendly!)Things you'll need: Solar panel (I used a 3V / 250mA one) An Eclipse mint tin (or whatever you like) Some wires Drill 2.5mm male jack 2.5mm female plug DC to DC Boosting Circuit with USB 1N4148 Diode Electrical tape Hot...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:26:59 PDT
Turn an N64 Controller into a USB Gamepad using an Arduino Leonardo http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-N64-Controller-into-a-USB-Gamepad-using-an/
Turn an N64 Controller into a USB Gamepad using an Arduino Leonardo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/50JR/ICRXJJJL/FA250JRICRXJJJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/50JR/ICRXJJJL/FA250JRICRXJJJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/50JR/ICRXJJJL/FA250JRICRXJJJL.SMALL.jpg BobJones6732 The easiest way to turn an N64 Controller into a USB Gamepad is to buy an N64 Controller Adapter for around £15. However it can also be done if you have an Arduino Leonardo or any other Arduino board with built-in USB communication.What you will need:An Arduino Leonardo (Also possible with oth...
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:42:30 PDT
Openscad: Saving STLs http://www.instructables.com/id/Openscad-Saving-STLs/
Openscad: Saving STLs - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/II3R/ICRXJ0VQ/FFRII3RICRXJ0VQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/II3R/ICRXJ0VQ/FFRII3RICRXJ0VQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFR/II3R/ICRXJ0VQ/FFRII3RICRXJ0VQ.SMALL.jpg steve.m.graves I am a big fan of OpenSCAD, I use it almost exclusively to create 3D models to print. But it is not very good at fixing bad STLs. In fact, it is very good at breaking good ones. If you import a good one and do some simple operations on it, chances are good it will be broken when exported. To fix ...
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:35:09 PDT
Dropping eggs from drones for fun and science http://www.instructables.com/id/Dropping-eggs-from-drones-for-fun-and-science/
Dropping eggs from drones for fun and science - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/LLG8/ICRXHK3Q/FD8LLG8ICRXHK3Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/LLG8/ICRXHK3Q/FD8LLG8ICRXHK3Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FD8/LLG8/ICRXHK3Q/FD8LLG8ICRXHK3Q.SMALL.jpg dkoss Background: Every year Fort Worth Academy (FWA) participates in an Egg Drop project for the 5th grade class. The 5th graders attempt to build a shoe box filled with materials or contraptions to protect a raw egg and the entire box is dropped from a height. It's a traditional science experiment. The...
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:14:41 PDT
Anything You Like Laptop Decal http://www.instructables.com/id/Anything-You-Like-Laptop-Decal/
Anything You Like Laptop Decal - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/A25R/ICPP4J3V/FOSA25RICPP4J3V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/A25R/ICPP4J3V/FOSA25RICPP4J3V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOS/A25R/ICPP4J3V/FOSA25RICPP4J3V.SMALL.jpg coventrymakerspace When we got our Silhouette Portrait, we immediately knew we could use it to create vinyl decals. But most of the decals we had seen were in solid coloured vinyl, and it got us to thinking. Surely we could use the Silhouette to create any decal we wanted? So we had a little experiment, and of course ...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:36:35 PDT
Make a Custom Plush With Your Child's Voice http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Custom-Plush-With-Your-Childs-Voice/
Make a Custom Plush With Your Child's Voice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/CBC4/ICQSYDR7/FDQCBC4ICQSYDR7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/CBC4/ICQSYDR7/FDQCBC4ICQSYDR7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/CBC4/ICQSYDR7/FDQCBC4ICQSYDR7.SMALL.jpg newdigitalboy In this Instructable you're going to record your child's voice and make a personalized plush toy! Kids absolutely LOVE hearing their own voice come from toys. In this example I'll be recording my daughter's voice and adding it to her stuffed unicorn plush toy, but really you can use this same proces...
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:22:42 PDT
Infinite RGB LED Cube http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinite-RGB-LED-Cube/
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:56:12 PDT