Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:47:45 PDT BLOX v1.01 Simple Led driver/Constant-current source 20 mA http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Led-driverConstant-current-source-20-mA/
Simple Led driver/Constant-current source 20 mA - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/EIFW/HNVJ1K1X/F9KEIFWHNVJ1K1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/EIFW/HNVJ1K1X/F9KEIFWHNVJ1K1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/EIFW/HNVJ1K1X/F9KEIFWHNVJ1K1X.SMALL.jpg Jan_Henrik Hello, in this project i want to show you how to make a constant-current source which gives 20mA at the output. Its also known as LEd driver, because many leds need 20 mA to light up. The input of the constant-current source can be between 5V and 15V DC, what is realy usefull for variable voltage so...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:15:25 PST
Arduino Power outlet with exposed pins http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Power-outlet-with-exposed-pins/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:26:42 PDT
3D Printed Bike Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bike-Planter/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:33:59 PDT
Tools for 3D printing http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-printing-using-a-Printrbot-3D-Printer/
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:25:12 PDT
Electric Arduino Go-kart http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Arduino-Go-kart/
Electric Arduino Go-kart - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/37VP/HY12G6YN/FX837VPHY12G6YN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/37VP/HY12G6YN/FX837VPHY12G6YN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/37VP/HY12G6YN/FX837VPHY12G6YN.SMALL.jpg gizzmotronics Hello everyone! As the title says, I built an electric go kart which is powered by arduino! Here's a quick video to make you certain that this is the next thing you're going to build.http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=w8x2s9&s=8 (Sorry, the embedding isn't working for some reason)My background: I'...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:59:47 PDT
Polydexter: Arduino Robotic Translation Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Polydexter-Arduino-Robotic-Translation-Arm/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:48:36 PDT
MaKey MaKey Monome http://www.instructables.com/id/MaKey-MaKey-Monome/
MaKey MaKey Monome - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/E1RX/HY0YULX1/FXSE1RXHY0YULX1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/E1RX/HY0YULX1/FXSE1RXHY0YULX1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXS/E1RX/HY0YULX1/FXSE1RXHY0YULX1.SMALL.jpg jdeboi Objective: build a monome - a complex electronic music instrument - using easy-to-learn, inexpensive components and a process that's so easy a kid could do it.Gist: This touchscreen music instrument is essentially 4 parts: MaKey MaKey (or Arduino) Neopixels copper tape cardboardSoun...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:46:13 PDT
Emailing Bunny http://www.instructables.com/id/Emailing-Bunny/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:08:08 PDT
Homemade Taser http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Taser/
Homemade Taser - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/ZETL/GVVPVB91/F4AZETLGVVPVB91.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/ZETL/GVVPVB91/F4AZETLGVVPVB91.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4A/ZETL/GVVPVB91/F4AZETLGVVPVB91.SMALL.jpg m.maritan22 These are the supplies that you will need to make a Homemade Taser. The first supply needed is a disposable camera.The second supply needed is 2  colored paper clips. The last supply is 1 double A battery. 1 Steps  The frist step in this process is to take the disposable camera apart and find ...
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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 07:38:48 PST
My Sixth Project: Smart Tank Chassis with Ultrasonic Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Sixth-Project-Smart-Tank-Chassis-with-Ultrasoni/
My Sixth Project: Smart Tank Chassis with Ultrasonic Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/GUNG/HXY0I2XP/FDFGUNGHXY0I2XP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/GUNG/HXY0I2XP/FDFGUNGHXY0I2XP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/GUNG/HXY0I2XP/FDFGUNGHXY0I2XP.SMALL.jpg Rookie P In the previous projects I tried different ways to control the smart tank manually. But how about if the tank makes its own decision and control itself? It should be quite interesting. Ultrasonic sensor can help to do so by sending sound wave in front of the sensor. It receives the wave once the wav...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:46:58 PDT
Bike Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Dashboard/
Bike Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/J48D/HY0DOH2F/FL8J48DHY0DOH2F.SMALL.jpg Aleator777 In this Instructable I'll show you how to make a electronic dashboard for a bicycle. We'll be using an Arduino and a few off-the-shelf parts to create a system with light control and an LED speedometer. Materials Arduino Micro (RadioShack #: 276-258) 12V 10W halogen bulb (RadioShack #: 272-01...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:35:07 PDT
Thermoforming 3D Printed PLA for Use in Prostethics http://www.instructables.com/id/Thermoforming-3D-Printed-PLA-for-Use-in-Prostethic/
Thermoforming 3D Printed PLA for Use in Prostethics - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/JN33/HXZO516I/F27JN33HXZO516I.SMALL.jpg andreasbastian One of the biggest challenges in low-cost 3D printed prosthetic devices is achieving the proper fit. If the loads on the device are not properly distributed across the skin and underlying tissue, it can lead to irritation, bruising, or rashes. In the case of the body-driven prosthetic devices that...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:10:54 PDT
Tools for the Electronics Hobbyist http://www.instructables.com/id/Tools-for-the-Electronics-Hobbyist/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:57:29 PDT
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesome-Permanent-Bubbles-From-A-CD-or-DVD/
Awesome, Permanent Bubbles From A CD or DVD..? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/TYHC/HXZN8C7W/FDLTYHCHXZN8C7W.SMALL.jpg TrollFaceTheMan In this video I show how to blow Permanent bubbles using an old Cd or DVD all you'll need for this is: 1. A CD Or DVD 2. A lighter 3. Scissors, a Knife, or a Razor Blade And that's it, in the video I show you how to separate the two layers on the CD or DVD, heating it up, and actually blowing the ...
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:01:11 PDT
Shake-A-Can Generator http://www.instructables.com/id/Shake-A-Can-Generator/
Shake-A-Can Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKV/ZCB0/HITAAXLO/FKVZCB0HITAAXLO.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club Shake-A-Can Generator. Make a simple generator that will help show how electricity is produced. A generator works because the magnets are exciting the electrons in the coil. The magnet moving back and forth creates alternating current (AC).  That is the electrons are moving back and forth through ...
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Sat, 6 Jul 2013 20:26:34 PDT
littleBits SMS Doorbell http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-SMS-Doorbell/
littleBits SMS Doorbell - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UQH5/HXYO1D8P/F0MUQH5HXYO1D8P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UQH5/HXYO1D8P/F0MUQH5HXYO1D8P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0M/UQH5/HXYO1D8P/F0MUQH5HXYO1D8P.SMALL.jpg littleBits Receive a text notification when someone rings your doorbell! Whether you are in the backyard gardening, over at the neighbors house, or listening to music at full blast, you will always know when someone is at your door. Install this littleBits doorbell outside your home, and never miss a ring.Make...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:38:42 PDT
Arduino Mechanotronic Human Pain Reflex http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Mechanotronic-Human-Pain-Reflex/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:30:39 PDT
High voltage car ignition coil project http://www.instructables.com/id/High-voltage-car-ignition-coil-project/
High voltage car ignition coil project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/SYFT/FSE8MIHJ/F9QSYFTFSE8MIHJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/SYFT/FSE8MIHJ/F9QSYFTFSE8MIHJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Q/SYFT/FSE8MIHJ/F9QSYFTFSE8MIHJ.SMALL.jpg Mr. Apol Do you need a high voltage source for other experiments? What follows is a simple way to get 30,000 volts or more without soldering or fiddling with components. All you need is a automobile ignition coil, a household dimmer switch, a suitable capacitor, wire, a few common hardware store items, and y...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2009 12:03:53 PDT
How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Run-Sensor-Cables-Through-USB-Cables/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:31 PDT
littleBits Remote Pet Feeder http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Remote-Pet-Feeder/
littleBits Remote Pet Feeder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/LJHK/HXYO1G2O/FB3LJHKHXYO1G2O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/LJHK/HXYO1G2O/FB3LJHKHXYO1G2O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/LJHK/HXYO1G2O/FB3LJHKHXYO1G2O.SMALL.jpg littleBits When away, make sure your pet (fish, cat, dog) never goes hungry with this WiFi-activated feeder. With this littleBits project, you can either feed your pet remotely by pressing a button on your phone or automating a feeding schedule through IFTTT (If This Then That). IFTTT is a service that lets yo...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:49:20 PDT
Pixel Drop Ceiling http://www.instructables.com/id/Pixel-Drop-Ceiling/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:53:51 PDT
Kitemapping http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitemapping/
Kitemapping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/JFY5/HXVR2NW0/FI0JFY5HXVR2NW0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/JFY5/HXVR2NW0/FI0JFY5HXVR2NW0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI0/JFY5/HXVR2NW0/FI0JFY5HXVR2NW0.SMALL.jpg FabSchool Wie online kaarten gebruikt heeft vast gemerkt dat de kaarten niet altijd allemaal even actueel zijn. Daar kun je eenvoudig verandering in brengen door je eigen luchtfoto’s te maken met een vlieger en deze online te delen. Dit staat beter bekend als kitemapping en is een vorm van Citizen Science: we...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:00:26 PDT
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-cool-this-summer-PC-Fan-Mod/
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab Who does not have a dozen of those PC Fans laying around? In this build I will show you how to use those fans to produce a nice adjustable breeze during hot summer days. And it runs at least 4 hours with an ordinary 9V battery. Watch the video! The video gives you a pretty nice overview on how t...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:20:18 PDT
iOS-Controlled Arduino waveform generator http://www.instructables.com/id/iOS-Controlled-Arduino-waveform-generator/
iOS-Controlled Arduino waveform generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/3FNL/HXHRL9OO/FNU3FNLHXHRL9OO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/3FNL/HXHRL9OO/FNU3FNLHXHRL9OO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNU/3FNL/HXHRL9OO/FNU3FNLHXHRL9OO.SMALL.jpg Annikken This waveform generator is based on the work by Amanda Ghassaei. Waveform generators (or function generators) are used for testing and debugging circuits. e.g. frequency response of op amp or sensors. This waveform generator is powered by Arduino with Annikken Andee shield - a device that lets users...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 00:26:13 PDT
Improved Flashlight Electronic Cigarette - no soldering required http://www.instructables.com/id/Improved-Flashlight-Electronic-Cigarette-no-solder/
Improved Flashlight Electronic Cigarette - no soldering required - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/YYD0/HNQYA01Q/FJLYYD0HNQYA01Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/YYD0/HNQYA01Q/FJLYYD0HNQYA01Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJL/YYD0/HNQYA01Q/FJLYYD0HNQYA01Q.SMALL.jpg davidstelephone This electronic cigarette tutorial is simple and easy to do. That's the point. It is a follow-up to my previous instructable on how to build an electronic cigarette from a flashlight, which can still be found here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-cost-high-power-electronic-cigarette-from-a-fl/ b...
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Fri, 8 Nov 2013 05:32:23 PST
Arduino Powered Autonomous Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Powered-Autonomous-Vehicle/
Arduino Powered Autonomous Vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/EB4K/HXUCU1QS/FM8EB4KHXUCU1QS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/EB4K/HXUCU1QS/FM8EB4KHXUCU1QS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM8/EB4K/HXUCU1QS/FM8EB4KHXUCU1QS.SMALL.jpg CPARKTX A few months back I started playing around with Arduino micro controllers as a learning exercise (and for fun); this project is the culmination of that. The goal of the project was to create a vehicle that can autonomously navigate through a series of waypoints (GPS coordinates) while avoiding any o...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:46:21 PDT
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Audio Spectrum Visualizer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Audio-Spectrum-V/
Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Audio Spectrum Visualizer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/W1Z8/HXII0TCK/FWIW1Z8HXII0TCK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/W1Z8/HXII0TCK/FWIW1Z8HXII0TCK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWI/W1Z8/HXII0TCK/FWIW1Z8HXII0TCK.SMALL.jpg jollifactory After we came up with the Bi-color LED Matrix Driver Module kit, we have been looking around for interesting projects to work with it.You may be interested in some of the projects we have put up at instructables using this LED Matrix kit. Instructable to build a Arduino (SPI) 7 Bi-color LED Matrix ...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:57:25 PDT
Stepper Motor Easy Driver http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepper-Motor-Easy-Driver/
Stepper Motor Easy Driver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/Z4UU/HRI8UOYC/F2JZ4UUHRI8UOYC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/Z4UU/HRI8UOYC/F2JZ4UUHRI8UOYC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2J/Z4UU/HRI8UOYC/F2JZ4UUHRI8UOYC.SMALL.jpg williebme In this instructable I will provide a code sample and layout to connect a Nema 17 form factor stepper motor to an Easy Driver motor controller board then control the motor with an Arduino Uno. Required Components: Nema 17 form factor stepper motor Sparkfun Easy Driver Motor controller board ...
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Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:29:42 PST
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PIR-Motion-Sensor/
Arduino PIR Motion Sensor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR9/L46C/HXXYBCC9/FR9L46CHXXYBCC9.SMALL.jpg MakerSpark Industries This Instructable is about how to create an Arduino PIR motion sensor for your room or office, using parts available from your local Radio Shack! Whether you're looking for a cool and easy-to-build security sensor, or an awesome first project to dive into the world of Arduino, Microcontrollers, and ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:20 PDT
Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-RGB-Shelf-Lighting/
Bluetooth RGB Shelf Lighting - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCD/3P8D/HXX89IRA/FCD3P8DHXX89IRA.SMALL.jpg hockeyman271 Being the giant fan of LED's that I am i'm always trying to come up with new ways I can put them throughout my house. Today i'm going to show you how to create a simple, yet extremely eye catching, RGB Bluetooth controlled Shelf lighting system. The beauty of integrating Bluetooth into the system ...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:50:27 PDT
Raspberry Pi in Rotary Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-in-Rotary-Phone/
Raspberry Pi in Rotary Phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/2GCD/HXUCVM7I/FWV2GCDHXUCVM7I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/2GCD/HXUCVM7I/FWV2GCDHXUCVM7I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWV/2GCD/HXUCVM7I/FWV2GCDHXUCVM7I.SMALL.jpg gardines I found an old Western Electric rotary phone in my attic. It's really an amazing piece of hardware. It seems to work fine several decades after its construction despite whatever abuse it took before ending up in my attic. However, I don't currently need a rotary phone.So I decided to put a Raspbe...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:14:17 PDT
Conductive Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Paint/
Conductive Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SMALL.gif 24Eng The goal of this experiment was to try to find an alternative to commercially available conductive paint. It is incredible stuff but expensive. I've read other Instructables like Makerboat's $1 Conductive Ink and IceCats' Paper Electronics. They helped me arrive at my own recipe, which uses only two...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:50:18 PDT
Running the Pier 9 Zcorp 450 3D Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-the-Pier-9-Zcorp-450-3D-Printer/
Running the Pier 9 Zcorp 450 3D Printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TP6D/HXWIFVFS/FDRTP6DHXWIFVFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TP6D/HXWIFVFS/FDRTP6DHXWIFVFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDR/TP6D/HXWIFVFS/FDRTP6DHXWIFVFS.SMALL.jpg smithallen_studio Too big for the Objet? To detailed for support removal? Don't want to wait for Shapeways? Need full color but the MCor is just not going to work? It sounds like you may have the perfect print for the Zcorp 450!The Zcorp is a bit different than any of the other printers at the Pier. It's process...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:06:22 PDT
ABC 123 Toddler Trainer http://www.instructables.com/id/ABC-123-Toddler-Trainer/
ABC 123 Toddler Trainer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/G3RH/HXT4ESWA/FP9G3RHHXT4ESWA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/G3RH/HXT4ESWA/FP9G3RHHXT4ESWA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP9/G3RH/HXT4ESWA/FP9G3RHHXT4ESWA.SMALL.jpg paulindallas Here is a kid tested and teacher approved trainer for the kids in your family and / or extended family that are learning their ABCs and their 123s.It was kid tested on my granddaughter, who really loves it, and was approved by my wife, retired school teacher.In actuality, it is a simple scrolling m...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:28:26 PDT
Quill http://www.instructables.com/id/Quill/
Quill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/7Z36/HXTZPKTM/F1O7Z36HXTZPKTM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/7Z36/HXTZPKTM/F1O7Z36HXTZPKTM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1O/7Z36/HXTZPKTM/F1O7Z36HXTZPKTM.SMALL.jpg Triclaw Today we write with computer keyboards and stylus. Some people still with a pen. Long before the pen and pencil there was the quill and ink and before that chisels and stylus (hummmm). Lets make history To make a quill you need a feather one from a larger bird. I used a turkey feather but any la...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:25:35 PDT
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) http://www.instructables.com/id/Aergia-The-Android-controlled-TV-Remote/
Aergia: Android controlled TV Remote(with Speech Recognition) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/AL5I/HXW3647K/FT6AL5IHXW3647K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/AL5I/HXW3647K/FT6AL5IHXW3647K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT6/AL5I/HXW3647K/FT6AL5IHXW3647K.SMALL.jpg Jayvis Vineet Gonsalves Have you ever faced this situation while sitting on your favorite spot on the couch or recliner, comfortably watching your favorite TV program? You're snugly tucked under the blanket, the air conditioning is pleasantly cool, the sun outside is shining it's delicate warm golden rays on the closed win...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:54:56 PDT
Digital Zoetrope http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Zoetrope/
Digital Zoetrope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/0OGJ/HXTKIXHX/FON0OGJHXTKIXHX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/0OGJ/HXTKIXHX/FON0OGJHXTKIXHX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FON/0OGJ/HXTKIXHX/FON0OGJHXTKIXHX.SMALL.jpg sholtob A zoetrope is a mechanical device that animates a series of pictures by spinning them fast enough that the images appear to merge together and move, My digital zoetrope works on a similar principal, by flashing the LEDs while they are spinning it is possible to display text, patterns and possible ev...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 14:23:35 PDT
Op-amp Basics (part 2) http://www.instructables.com/id/Op-amp-Basics-part-2/
Op-amp Basics (part 2) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/HAOY/HXHR6V12/FBLHAOYHXHR6V12.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/HAOY/HXHR6V12/FBLHAOYHXHR6V12.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBL/HAOY/HXHR6V12/FBLHAOYHXHR6V12.SMALL.jpg brmarcum Op-amps are everywhere, in everything, and can do almost anything. Ok, maybe not quite, but they are one of the most widely used ICs out there, with a huge selection of options to choose from. In Part 1, I gave a little bit of history and theory, and then explained several circuits, like amplifiers,...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:51:01 PDT
Control your home with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-home-with-Arduino/
Control your home with Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/LCLL/HXXHI6KA/FK3LCLLHXXHI6KA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/LCLL/HXXHI6KA/FK3LCLLHXXHI6KA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK3/LCLL/HXXHI6KA/FK3LCLLHXXHI6KA.SMALL.jpg Jochefor Arduino is a great tool to control and sense thing, this is why most of people use it, but there is a big catch. Arduino can only handle really small currents. (No more than 40mA). This is ok for some electronic projects, but how do we control big things like a fridge, lights, the coffeemaker, TVs o...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:27:37 PDT
Canon EF-S 18-55mm. To EF mount - UPDATED! http://www.instructables.com/id/Canon-EF-S-18-55mm-To-EF-mount/
Canon EF-S 18-55mm. To EF mount - UPDATED! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/LA5A/HXLMTZIQ/FYBLA5AHXLMTZIQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/LA5A/HXLMTZIQ/FYBLA5AHXLMTZIQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/LA5A/HXLMTZIQ/FYBLA5AHXLMTZIQ.SMALL.jpg G. M. Hello.In this instructable I will convert a standard Canon EFS 18-55mm. kit lens to EF mount.Why? Because I can, and because I have a Canon 10D laying around, and not many EF lenses. The 10D has a APS-C sensor, but it is not possible to fit EF-S lenses on it. Any later models will fit the EF-S lense...
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Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:33:57 PDT
Turn a keyboard into a Raspberry Pi case for around $20 or less. http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-keyboard-into-a-Raspberry-Pi-case-for-aroun/
Turn a keyboard into a Raspberry Pi case for around $20 or less. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/SB2W/HAUNNJJR/FCWSB2WHAUNNJJR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/SB2W/HAUNNJJR/FCWSB2WHAUNNJJR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/SB2W/HAUNNJJR/FCWSB2WHAUNNJJR.SMALL.jpg crkrjak2001 My first published instructable. I wanted to have a cover for my RPi, but didn't want to spend a lot to get one. I remember seeing one online and thought I could do something like this: http://www.howtogeek.com/121814/turning-a-keyboard-into-a-computer-with-raspberry-pi/  on the cheap. Sure, mine di...
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Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:20:27 PST
Infinity Mirror Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Infinity-Mirror-Clock/
Infinity Mirror Clock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/CJE5/HXVH73P2/F2DCJE5HXVH73P2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/CJE5/HXVH73P2/F2DCJE5HXVH73P2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2D/CJE5/HXVH73P2/F2DCJE5HXVH73P2.SMALL.jpg dushu Ever since my addressable RGB LED strips (WS2812B) came from Aliexpress, I've been fascinated with LED projects. Following up on my success with my Charlieplexed LED clock, I wanted to create something with more Jazz..While browsing google images, I came across an instructable for an Arduino Infinit...
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:36:18 PDT
WAVEbuoy http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVEbuoy/
WAVEbuoy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/NQ9T/HXUCX6OY/FQ5NQ9THXUCX6OY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/NQ9T/HXUCX6OY/FQ5NQ9THXUCX6OY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/NQ9T/HXUCX6OY/FQ5NQ9THXUCX6OY.SMALL.jpg surfershort The WAVEbuoy is a arduino lamp connected to the internet that displays the current wave height of any of the National Data Buoy Centre's wave buoys.This lamp is currently connected to the Sevenstones Lightship buoy that gives an indication of swell approaching Cornwall in the UK. The lamp can also b...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:51:46 PDT
Bluetooth Retro Yard Sound http://www.instructables.com/id/Bluetooth-Retro-Yard-Sound/
Bluetooth Retro Yard Sound - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/6L5V/HXUC0M5C/FIZ6L5VHXUC0M5C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/6L5V/HXUC0M5C/FIZ6L5VHXUC0M5C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIZ/6L5V/HXUC0M5C/FIZ6L5VHXUC0M5C.SMALL.jpg jeanthepig I wanted some groovy speakers for my yard. And they are Bluetooth. I found these drive in speakers on ebay. Post I harvested an old floor lamp base and removed the old wiring. The based had everything I needed. A weighted base and hollow post. Then painted it to match the galvanized color and...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:25:27 PDT
Dip your Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Dip-your-Laptop/
Dip your Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XQ8J/HXUYFHB5/FDWXQ8JHXUYFHB5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XQ8J/HXUYFHB5/FDWXQ8JHXUYFHB5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XQ8J/HXUYFHB5/FDWXQ8JHXUYFHB5.SMALL.jpg Tubs Sinabs Note***: Alright, so let me begin by saying please excuse the quality of this Instructable. I was not planning on doing one on this project, but it turned out so well that I figured I owed it to the community to at least show you what I could with the starting and final product.Dip your laptop! You...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 16:36:44 PDT
3D Printed Bulbasaur Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Bulbasaur-Planter/
3D Printed Bulbasaur Planter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QA6W/HXUDFKQL/FXDQA6WHXUDFKQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QA6W/HXUDFKQL/FXDQA6WHXUDFKQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QA6W/HXUDFKQL/FXDQA6WHXUDFKQL.SMALL.jpg GrandeSwag A quick little project for a succulent or cactus planter! Print Here's the file - not my design! Credit to Hitsman.http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:381599I printed at .15mm, 7% infill, 2 shells, on a Replicator 2. Drill (optional) Ideally the model would have a bigger hole, but this works jus...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:03:56 PDT
Arduino CDROM BLDC Motor Driver, Enhanced Performance http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-CDROM-BLDC-Motor-Driver-Enhanced-Performan/
Arduino CDROM BLDC Motor Driver, Enhanced Performance - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/04N1/HXU3ZY0V/F4B04N1HXU3ZY0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/04N1/HXU3ZY0V/F4B04N1HXU3ZY0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/04N1/HXU3ZY0V/F4B04N1HXU3ZY0V.SMALL.jpg m-shams In the last BLDC project "Run-A-CDROM-Brushless-Motor-With-Arduino" I've used a L293 to drive a brushless DC motor. There were two important problems in that project as follow:- Low speed and torque of the motor due to minimal signaling.- IC overheating due to signal feedback.In this project I solve...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:57:22 PDT
Scavenging Parts From Old PC Boards... http://www.instructables.com/id/Scavenging-Parts-From-Old-PC-Boards/
Scavenging Parts From Old PC Boards... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/PCP2/HXTKJ9E9/F32PCP2HXTKJ9E9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/PCP2/HXTKJ9E9/F32PCP2HXTKJ9E9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/PCP2/HXTKJ9E9/F32PCP2HXTKJ9E9.SMALL.jpg mk484 Hello there - this Instructable is a little different from the others I've done so far - it builds nothing, yet destroys everything - or almost everything... it's all about scavenging parts from old 'train wreck' appliances and other interesting gadgets. (Maybe there's a website somewhere called 'De...
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:47:26 PDT
littleBits Grappler: the robotic space arm http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Grappler-the-robotic-space-arm/
littleBits Grappler: the robotic space arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/RM63/HUX9Z02I/F98RM63HUX9Z02I.SMALL.jpg littleBits A grappler is on the end of the ISS Robot Arm and is used to grab onto objects in space – like astronauts! We created a working replica using an acrylic tube, a desk lamp and modules from the littleBits Space Kit.Use the grappler at home to pick up "space" objects with the help of a household remote...
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Tue, 3 Jun 2014 06:30:41 PDT
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Boxbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-Chassis-for-Cheap-Robots-1-Boxbot/
Cardboard Chassis for Cheap Robots 1: Boxbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVS/SEIY/HXRZI0IF/FVSSEIYHXRZI0IF.SMALL.jpg JayWeeks Previously I made an Instructable on cheap motors and wheels for robots, but wheels alone don't make a robot. If you want your robot to cruise in style, it's going to need a sturdy and stylish body.It's easy to make something rough but functional, but in my experience taking the time to make somethi...
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:43:34 PDT