Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - diy - popular http://www.instructables.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:59:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:07:00 PDT
Make Your Own Tabletop Photobooth http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Tabletop-Photobooth/
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Sun, 2 Jan 2011 23:56:36 PST
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
How To: Get an Egg Through a Bottleneck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-an-Egg-Through-a-Bottleneck/
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Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:02:14 PDT
Photobooth (iPad+DSLR) http://www.instructables.com/id/Photobooth-iPadDSLR/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 16:04:26 PDT
How to Build A Custom PC: The Complete n0ob's Guide to Building a Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-A-Custom-PC%3a-The-Complete-n0ob-s-Guid/
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Thu, 7 Jun 2007 19:24:49 PDT
9V Solar Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/9V-Solar-Battery-Charger/
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Tue, 12 Apr 2011 21:28:14 PDT
Arduino Automatic Temperature& Humidity Controller for Pets http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Automatic-Temperature-Humidity-Controller-/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 01:47:51 PDT
Carbon fiber touchscreen gloves http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-fiber-touchscreen-gloves/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:38:19 PDT
Arduino V-Twin Flux Capacitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-V-Twin-Flux-Capacitor/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:36:02 PDT
DIY Phone Controlled FPV Rover (Fast & Agile) http://www.instructables.com/id/RoverBot-1/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:09:13 PDT
DIY mini drill http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-mini-drill/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:17:46 PDT
Copper Plating http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Plating-2/
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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:50:38 PDT
Arduino Powered 3-zone thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-3-zone-thermostat/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 23:16:05 PST
vintage style nixie wall clock http://www.instructables.com/id/vintage-style-nixie-wall-clock/
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Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:36:13 PST
Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Tin-Quiet-Alarm/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:04:18 PST
DIY Tough Bluetooth Boombox (Lasts 20hrs!) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Tough-Bluetooth-Speaker/
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 07:16:07 PST
Make your own smart watch http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-smart-watch/
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 04:02:29 PST
DIY Home Photo Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Home-Photo-Setup/
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:05:46 PST
Customizable 3D Printed Charms for Valentine's Day http://www.instructables.com/id/Customizable-3D-Printed-Charms-for-Valentines-Day/
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:14:46 PST
Single digit numitron clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Single-digit-numitron-clock/
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 07:24:17 PST
Raspberry Pi "Google Glass" - simple and sleek http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Google-Glass-simple-and-sleek/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:55:41 PST
re-foam your old speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/re-foam-your-old-speakers/
re-foam your old speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/R2V7/HR0AQ3PD/FEMR2V7HR0AQ3PD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/R2V7/HR0AQ3PD/FEMR2V7HR0AQ3PD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEM/R2V7/HR0AQ3PD/FEMR2V7HR0AQ3PD.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi In last years it happened to me to run across ruined speakers more often than we would think. I love those old heavy and huge black speakers typical of '90 years. I obtained this pair for free, I decided to repair it and this time I supported the process with a full photographic documentation and a ...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 13:07:09 PST
littleBits Sample Rotator http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Sample-Rotator/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 08:16:31 PST
Raspberry Pi as Hi-Fi player with RuneAudio http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-as-Hi-Fi-player-with-RuneAudio/
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:32:56 PST
Beginner Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginner-Arduino/
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 01:15:05 PST
DIY 3D Projection Mapping with VDMX http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-3D-Projection-Mapping-with-VDMX/
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 00:04:10 PST
Wireless Programming of Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Programming-of-Arduino/
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:05:26 PST
Food/Drink Photography for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Food-Photography-for-Beginners/
Food/Drink Photography for Beginners - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/JNPF/HQ5VDN06/FANJNPFHQ5VDN06.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/JNPF/HQ5VDN06/FANJNPFHQ5VDN06.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/JNPF/HQ5VDN06/FANJNPFHQ5VDN06.SMALL.jpg AngryRedhead Lately, I've been reading up on food photography, checking out a bunch of the food porn sites for trends, and then putting that knowledge into practice.  There are a few tips and tricks to getting somewhat decent photos that will get you featured on FoodGawker, Tastespotting, Photograzing, Tasteolog...
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Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:21:20 PST
Make a pocket sized FM transmitter! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-pocket-sized-FM-transmitter/
Make a pocket sized FM transmitter! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/WM0H/HQ440OYV/F42WM0HHQ440OYV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/WM0H/HQ440OYV/F42WM0HHQ440OYV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F42/WM0H/HQ440OYV/F42WM0HHQ440OYV.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box Have you ever been in a car or at work and you're tuned into the radio, and every five minutes the same playlist plays over and over again? As if repetition isn't bad enough they don't even seem to play anything you like? Or they play a song you like way to much and slowly you start to dislike it be...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 17:06:49 PST
simple user-adjustable DIY Nixie Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/simple-user-adjustable-DIY-Nixie-Clock/
simple user-adjustable DIY Nixie Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/ONSF/HQ70VV3B/FBRONSFHQ70VV3B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/ONSF/HQ70VV3B/FBRONSFHQ70VV3B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBR/ONSF/HQ70VV3B/FBRONSFHQ70VV3B.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi As first instructable of the year I managed to finally complete my age-long nixie clock project. Nixies are neon valve tubes, where ten cathodes have shape of digits and are lighted up by plasma when high voltage flows through them. I love these old era displays, which have been employed in last ...
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Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:29:17 PST
DIY HiFi Gainclone Power Amplifier (2x68w, Class AB-A, LM3886) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-HiFi-Gainclone-Power-Amplifier-2x68w-Class-A/
DIY HiFi Gainclone Power Amplifier (2x68w, Class AB-A, LM3886) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/HFS4/H8RVCXXG/FAKHFS4H8RVCXXG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/HFS4/H8RVCXXG/FAKHFS4H8RVCXXG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAK/HFS4/H8RVCXXG/FAKHFS4H8RVCXXG.SMALL.jpg ASCAS I've made gainclone amplifier that uses a LM3886 chip. It's one of the best compact HiFi amplifiers. It is a Class AB-A (conjugate)  amplifier that has a fully symmetrical structure (push-pull), this mean that the sine waves  produced, will produce a + , - output. A 25 volt (+/- Dual Rail), 5 Ampere...
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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:01:00 PDT
DIY Supercharged Bluetooth Speaker (v2.0) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Supercharged-Bluetooth-Speaker-v20/
DIY Supercharged Bluetooth Speaker (v2.0) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/KV1L/HPT94IEE/F67KV1LHPT94IEE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/KV1L/HPT94IEE/F67KV1LHPT94IEE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/KV1L/HPT94IEE/F67KV1LHPT94IEE.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Meet AirJam, the DIY Supercharged Bluetooth speaker. Ready your tools, we are making one from scratch! The previous "DIY Bluetooth Speaker (v1.0)" had some minor flaws so I listed all the possible improvements and built a version 2.0, named AirJam. It took a lot of sweat to build AirJam.  Hacking &...
By: ASCAS

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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 22:13:03 PST
Multi-touch Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-touch-Table-1/
Multi-touch Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/YRL0/HPRIBJA6/F63YRL0HPRIBJA6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/YRL0/HPRIBJA6/F63YRL0HPRIBJA6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/YRL0/HPRIBJA6/F63YRL0HPRIBJA6.SMALL.jpg 2bigbros Ive looked around for a good in depth instructable on how to make a muti-touch table and I didnt find any I liked. I hope you enjoy making your very own multi-touch table and that my instructions are clear to you. This uses the FTIR (Frustrated Total Internal Reflection) system to track fingers on a...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:18:53 PST
Triggering IFTTT from Arduino using Lithouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Triggering-IFTTT-from-Arduino-using-Lithouse/
Triggering IFTTT from Arduino using Lithouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/KLY1/HPEFX8CX/FPMKLY1HPEFX8CX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/KLY1/HPEFX8CX/FPMKLY1HPEFX8CX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPM/KLY1/HPEFX8CX/FPMKLY1HPEFX8CX.SMALL.jpg lithouse In this instructable, we will build a motion detector and trigger IFTTT events from that device. You may create IFTTT recipes for receiving email if someone is inside the house or switching a Belkin WeMo when you walk into a room. As the motion detector cannot directly contact IFTTT, we will...
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:31:17 PST
DIY LED Sign with MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module STM8S003F3 MCU for AVR PIC MSP430 Arduino ARM STM32 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LED-Sign-with-MAX7219-Dot-Matrix-Module-STM8S0/
DIY LED Sign with MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module STM8S003F3 MCU for AVR PIC MSP430 Arduino ARM STM32 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/Y3D2/HPN4LEJ0/FNZY3D2HPN4LEJ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/Y3D2/HPN4LEJ0/FNZY3D2HPN4LEJ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNZ/Y3D2/HPN4LEJ0/FNZY3D2HPN4LEJ0.SMALL.jpg ICStation To satisfy electronic DIY hobbyists, ICStation has developed MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module. It uses the Max7219 chip which do a great job on saving of MCU I/O. It can not only control each point individually, but also can be extended without limitation to meet your requirements on LED Sign, Team Logo an...
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Thu, 26 Dec 2013 02:43:10 PST
Make your own TV ambilight using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-TV-ambilight-using-Arduino/
Make your own TV ambilight using Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/3ES6/HPIGR0NW/FJD3ES6HPIGR0NW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/3ES6/HPIGR0NW/FJD3ES6HPIGR0NW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/3ES6/HPIGR0NW/FJD3ES6HPIGR0NW.SMALL.jpg lacglzh This is a very easy project. Here is the result I won't go into too much detail how each part works, because I have written some information on my blog. But you should be able to make it work with the information given on this instructable.   Prepare RGB LED strip The RGB LEDs came...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:29:38 PST
Simple DIY Mechanical Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-DIY-Mechanical-Keyboard/
Simple DIY Mechanical Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/0S8L/HPEG7UEP/FOO0S8LHPEG7UEP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/0S8L/HPEG7UEP/FOO0S8LHPEG7UEP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/0S8L/HPEG7UEP/FOO0S8LHPEG7UEP.SMALL.jpg unitedheavy *This keyboard will only sound like a mechanical one. DISCLAIMER: This is my first Instructables, so please bear with me. This Instructables will not replicate your $100 mechanical keyboard! After this mod, you will be able to hear clear audio feedback when your keyboard bottoms out. Some keyboards...
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:27:48 PST
Ultra-bright Emergency Waterproof Torch DIY (Rechargeble) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-bright-Waterproof-Torch-DIY-Rechargeble/
Ultra-bright Emergency Waterproof Torch DIY (Rechargeble) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/VUUS/HP7AO7AC/FNOVUUSHP7AO7AC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/VUUS/HP7AO7AC/FNOVUUSHP7AO7AC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNO/VUUS/HP7AO7AC/FNOVUUSHP7AO7AC.SMALL.jpg PrathameshJ This is an Ultra bright torch Which is maximum recycled. This can be used for camping,Halloween,pool lights,night light, camera flash light,blackouts etc. Gathering Materials 1] DC Socket (Recycled Parts) 2] BL-5C (Recycled Parts) 3] Switch (Recycled Parts) 4] 3W ultabright led (Recycled Parts...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 00:08:20 PST
DIY Custom Painted Grinch Sphero http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Custom-Painted-Grinch-Sphero/
DIY Custom Painted Grinch Sphero - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/YE8N/HP0CWK1N/FEVYE8NHP0CWK1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/YE8N/HP0CWK1N/FEVYE8NHP0CWK1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEV/YE8N/HP0CWK1N/FEVYE8NHP0CWK1N.SMALL.jpg gosphero Sphero 2.0 is gearing up for another season of eggnog and mistletoe, and this year, he's dressing as everyone's favorite Christmas character - the Grinch. Deck your ball this holiday with this how-to Instructable brought to you by the one and only Deth Becomes You. --- Deth Becomes You here again ...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 08:10:58 PST
DIY Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Speaker-PartyBar/
DIY Bluetooth Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/VYVK/HP0CQ8T9/FJDVYVKHP0CQ8T9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/VYVK/HP0CQ8T9/FJDVYVKHP0CQ8T9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJD/VYVK/HP0CQ8T9/FJDVYVKHP0CQ8T9.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Meet the PartyBar™! Make a wireless speaker, loud enough to fill an entire room! With a budget less than $15, you can have your own Bluetooth speakers made from scratch materials! It's slick, stylish, descent and most of all it's compact and fits in your pocket. This is a great weekend projects for ...
By: ASCAS

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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:21:00 PST
LED Cuff Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cuff-Bracelet/
LED Cuff Bracelet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/YTKI/HO7X35GJ/F4BYTKIHO7X35GJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/YTKI/HO7X35GJ/F4BYTKIHO7X35GJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/YTKI/HO7X35GJ/F4BYTKIHO7X35GJ.SMALL.jpg bitwiseOwl Sew your own LED bracelet and wear it! Your bracelet will light up when you snap it together and close the circuit. Sew your circuit, and then decorate it how you like! If you're teaching this as a workshop, use my one-sheet pdf file below. Check out the Seahawks and Valentine's Day variations! I...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:37:14 PST
Piano Stairs with Arduino and Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Piano-Stairs-with-Arduino-and-Raspberry-Pi/
Piano Stairs with Arduino and Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/PKY3/HO2348B6/FN1PKY3HO2348B6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/PKY3/HO2348B6/FN1PKY3HO2348B6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/PKY3/HO2348B6/FN1PKY3HO2348B6.SMALL.jpg bonniee Who doesn't love music? These Piano Stairs are an interactive, relatively portable, musical installation that can be applied to basically any stairwell. I built them for HackPrinceton and won 2nd place in the hardware track. I've had requests to share my code and diagrams, so I decided to make an In...
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Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:15:55 PST
LED Dice http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Dice-1/
LED Dice - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/A0IG/H2WEXTFZ/FCYA0IGH2WEXTFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/A0IG/H2WEXTFZ/FCYA0IGH2WEXTFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/A0IG/H2WEXTFZ/FCYA0IGH2WEXTFZ.SMALL.jpg mr monoply33 This Instructable offers a walk-though of the "Electronic Dice Kit" assembly. This kit is available at etsy and ebay. This kit comes with everything needed to complete the project (shown below)  including a battery. This is a nice kit for beginners to learn to work with solder, or anyone looking ...
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Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:05:09 PDT
DIY Smartphone Film Scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Smartphone-Film-Scanner/
DIY Smartphone Film Scanner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/4R93/HO232LU1/F0K4R93HO232LU1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/4R93/HO232LU1/F0K4R93HO232LU1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/4R93/HO232LU1/F0K4R93HO232LU1.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Scan your favorite clips in just one click! Bring back those good old memories instantly! Today's weekend project is about building a "Portable Smartphone Film Scanner" for less than $5. Compatibility is good with iPhone, iTouch, Galaxy S4, HTC or any other smartphone brands on the market. Great wa...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 22:38:34 PST
Homemade clay refrigerator - BEING ECOFRIENDLY ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-clay-refrigerator-BEING-ECOFRIENDLY-/
Homemade clay refrigerator - BEING ECOFRIENDLY ! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/I66Z/HNXRU0S7/F67I66ZHNXRU0S7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/I66Z/HNXRU0S7/F67I66ZHNXRU0S7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/I66Z/HNXRU0S7/F67I66ZHNXRU0S7.SMALL.jpg Chitlange Sahas Hi, I am Sahas Chitlange , aging 14 , from India . Here's my new innovation on fridge from clay. Its very easy and cheap to build and very cheap. In india the cost is about  Rs. 300 only. The project's principle is based on evaporation. you can take this system for camping where you need a fridge to...
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Thu, 14 Nov 2013 05:23:48 PST
DIY HiFi Bookshelf Speakers (Studio Reference) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-HiFi-Bookshelf-Speakers-Studio-Reference/
DIY HiFi Bookshelf Speakers (Studio Reference) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/NEKG/HQGHLGZZ/F17NEKGHQGHLGZZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/NEKG/HQGHLGZZ/F17NEKGHQGHLGZZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F17/NEKG/HQGHLGZZ/F17NEKGHQGHLGZZ.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Experience studio quality speakers on a low budget! Build your own HiFi speakers from scratch and hear the difference! This is a great starter project, good enough to introduce hobbyists to the world of quality audio. My setup cost me less than a $100. HiFi isn't measured by price but by quality and...
By: ASCAS

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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 08:49:45 PST
Triangulated Lamps http://www.instructables.com/id/Triangulated-Lamps/
Triangulated Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/MDXF/HNTTF0II/FZZMDXFHNTTF0II.SMALL.jpg jftesser This instructable describes how to create triangulated lampshades (or, I suppose, any triangulated form) from a simple mesh. This is a little trickier than it might first appear, because while each triangle joins to its neighbors with no thickness in a digital mesh, any built version will need to ac...
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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:53:25 PST