Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:27:56 PDT BLOX v1.01 Capacitive Sensing + Open Frameworks + SPACEBREW http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitive-Sensing-Open-Frameworks-SPACEBREW/
Capacitive Sensing + Open Frameworks + SPACEBREW - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/PFVI/HU1RRZLJ/F3RPFVIHU1RRZLJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/PFVI/HU1RRZLJ/F3RPFVIHU1RRZLJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3R/PFVI/HU1RRZLJ/F3RPFVIHU1RRZLJ.SMALL.jpg Snax_and_Macs This is a step-by-step on how to connect Arduino to OpenFrameworks using Spacebrew. More specifically our project focuses on the awesomeness of Capacitive Sensing to alter OF projections to create an awesome tactile experience! What the process will involve: Arduino - Processing - SpaceBrew - O...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:45:42 PDT
Joule Thief Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Joule-Thief-Nightlight/
Joule Thief Nightlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/HW4Z/HU7GDXK4/F9THW4ZHU7GDXK4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/HW4Z/HU7GDXK4/F9THW4ZHU7GDXK4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9T/HW4Z/HU7GDXK4/F9THW4ZHU7GDXK4.SMALL.jpg Bryanmatthew7 Thankyou for looking! Don't forget to vote!:) Intro Hey, instructable users! You ever needed a flashlight to get around your messy room at night? Or a nightlight for your girlfriend that's still afraid of the dark?-_- Well let me tell you, i've got just the thing for you! It's a joule thief circu...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 17:13:50 PDT
Portable Workspace http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Workspace/
Portable Workspace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/1UP4/HU7BAVC0/FIP1UP4HU7BAVC0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/1UP4/HU7BAVC0/FIP1UP4HU7BAVC0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIP/1UP4/HU7BAVC0/FIP1UP4HU7BAVC0.SMALL.jpg JorgeTristan Hi! This is my first instructable, I don't have pictures right from the start because I never thought about making an Instructable for it, and decided to do it when I had finished it. Nevertheless I'll try to explain everything. This is my take at doing a portable workspace using a PC Case. BTW...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:15:47 PDT
Make a Mini Arduino programmable 4 channel DC-DVM http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Mini-Arduino-programmable-4-channel-DC-DVM/
Make a Mini Arduino programmable 4 channel DC-DVM - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/U2NS/HT1M34S2/F2KU2NSHT1M34S2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/U2NS/HT1M34S2/F2KU2NSHT1M34S2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2K/U2NS/HT1M34S2/F2KU2NSHT1M34S2.SMALL.jpg johnag This Instructable will teach you how to use the Arduino Analog ports. Digital Voltmeters (DVMs) are a special case of Analog to Digital converters- A/DCs.- they measure voltage - and are usually a function of a general purpose instrument called a Digital Multimeter( DMMs), commonly used to measure ...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:40:30 PDT
Reflective Prism http://www.instructables.com/id/Reflective-Prism/
Reflective Prism - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/VU3G/HU7GE1HC/F3MVU3GHU7GE1HC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/VU3G/HU7GE1HC/F3MVU3GHU7GE1HC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/VU3G/HU7GE1HC/F3MVU3GHU7GE1HC.SMALL.jpg rtilton1 This display system uses a technique that is often referred to as Pepper's Ghost. It was first invented by Giambattista della Porta in 1584 and has been commonly used in theatre. Some of its famous uses include Alexander McQueen's performance with Kate Moss, Tupac's CG concert cameo, and numerous Ha...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:02:31 PDT
Simplest and Cheapest Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Simplest-and-Cheapest-Arduino/
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Sun, 9 Dec 2012 06:11:40 PST
Li-ion Battery Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-ion-Battery-Charger/
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:23:13 PDT
Attiny25/45/85 Police Light, with Arduino! http://www.instructables.com/id/Attiny254585-Police-Light-with-Arduino/
Attiny25/45/85 Police Light, with Arduino! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/5DW6/HU6RYU20/F7W5DW6HU6RYU20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/5DW6/HU6RYU20/F7W5DW6HU6RYU20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/5DW6/HU6RYU20/F7W5DW6HU6RYU20.SMALL.jpg Jan_Henrik Hello, in this project I want to show you how to build a multi functional Police Light with a Attiny25/45/85 . It will have serval animations , which can be changed with a button on the circuit board, it has 2 channels, which can be controlled with PWM. That allows us to add serval animations or po...
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Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:19:46 PDT
Printer to vinyl cutter hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Printer-to-vinyl-cutter-hack/
Printer to vinyl cutter hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/H71M/HU5TH8EX/F1FH71MHU5TH8EX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/H71M/HU5TH8EX/F1FH71MHU5TH8EX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/H71M/HU5TH8EX/F1FH71MHU5TH8EX.SMALL.jpg liquidhandwash Vinyl cutters are used in the sign writing industry, and are great for making stickers, signs and graphics. I would like to thank Instructable  members silverjimmy  and Groover for their fantastic laser cutter instructables, without which I would not of been able to complete this project. My idea is...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:37:22 PDT
Talking to a vending machine MDB with two Arduinos http://www.instructables.com/id/Talking-to-a-vending-machine-MDB-with-two-Arduinos/
Talking to a vending machine MDB with two Arduinos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/XHFZ/HU4GX9WS/FOTXHFZHU4GX9WS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/XHFZ/HU4GX9WS/FOTXHFZHU4GX9WS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOT/XHFZ/HU4GX9WS/FOTXHFZHU4GX9WS.SMALL.jpg aggrav8d Vending machine parts all talk to each other on a computer bus known as MDB.  I've written some code to help you plug in and listen to their conversation in real time.  You will need physical access to the vending machine. Why bother?  Many hackspaces have vending machines now.  With this I hope th...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:45:18 PDT
Rebuild Your Ryobi ONE+ Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/Rebuild-Your-Ryobi-ONE-Battery-Pack/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 07:46:43 PDT
The Rubens' Tube: Soundwaves in Fire! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Rubens--Tube%3a-Soundwaves-in-Fire!/
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Mon, 27 Aug 2007 15:41:52 PDT
A Mechanical Iris Window With Porthole http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Mechanical-Iris-Window-With-Porthole/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:42:51 PDT
How To Get The Google Play Market On A Kindle Fire! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Get-The-Google-Play-Market-On-A-Kindle-Fire/
How To Get The Google Play Market On A Kindle Fire! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/PV9G/HU3TNP05/FM1PV9GHU3TNP05.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/PV9G/HU3TNP05/FM1PV9GHU3TNP05.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM1/PV9G/HU3TNP05/FM1PV9GHU3TNP05.SMALL.jpg bellybeans Hey everybody, So I found my old kindle fire 2nd generation tablet and I read about turning your kindle fire into a android tablet with the google play store. I thought this would be an awesome project so I grabbed my laptop and my kindle and got started! (This is just the google play store)THIS MUS...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:48:08 PDT
Tell a story with freely available data and visualization tools. http://www.instructables.com/id/Tell-a-story-with-freely-available-data-and-visual/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:51:08 PDT
Hacking died Portable HDD to read data and use it as internal HDD http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-died-Portable-HDD-to-read-data-and-use-it-/
Hacking died Portable HDD to read data and use it as internal HDD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/2S2P/HU3TNNRG/FIQ2S2PHU3TNNRG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/2S2P/HU3TNNRG/FIQ2S2PHU3TNNRG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/2S2P/HU3TNNRG/FIQ2S2PHU3TNNRG.SMALL.jpg chuppandi How does it feel to find your external HDD which was working fine until last night works no more.. ?? You're reduced to a numb with only your internal HDD to store for its meager space ?? You no-longer are able to read anything and extract any data from your HDD for you hardly cared to doube b...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:16:30 PDT
3 Secrets to Building Billion-Dollar Apps http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Secrets-to-Building-Billion-Dollar-Apps/
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:23:45 PDT
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Car-decal-sticker-made-with-a-vinyl-cutter/
Car Decal Sticker - made with a vinyl cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMX/PUK6/HU3TNP04/FMXPUK6HU3TNP04.SMALL.jpg drewSaysGoVeg In this guide we're making a vinyl car decal. Some background: Stephanie is the director of the San Francisco office of The Humane League, an animal protection organization. She gives presentations at schools and travels a lot for her outreach work. She came to a Hack for Animals night and we came...
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:45:56 PDT
Augment Your Reality With The iTorch raspberry pi flashlight projector http://www.instructables.com/id/iTorch-raspberry-pi-flashlight-projector/
Augment Your Reality With The iTorch raspberry pi flashlight projector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/K12J/HTZY4C3F/F52K12JHTZY4C3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/K12J/HTZY4C3F/F52K12JHTZY4C3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F52/K12J/HTZY4C3F/F52K12JHTZY4C3F.SMALL.jpg MrTravisHiggins UPDATE: Finally uploaded some videos, hope you like them. :)   Post by ITorch Media Sharing. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=292394047593097 iTorch Media Sharing Created By: Travis Higgins This Instructable is for a prototype homemade projector that can be illuminate...
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:19:17 PDT
Arduino Robot V2 (Fast) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robot-V2-Fast/
Arduino Robot V2 (Fast) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/2RNF/HU1RYUJ7/FGR2RNFHU1RYUJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/2RNF/HU1RYUJ7/FGR2RNFHU1RYUJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/2RNF/HU1RYUJ7/FGR2RNFHU1RYUJ7.SMALL.jpg lamefreaks This is my second version of my arduino robot after "Build your first robot". My Second version is slightly complicated as compared to my first one but offers better features. In this instructable I'm going to show you how to build a fast robot which can measure temperature, find things in front o...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:30:33 PDT
Wooden Gear Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Gear-Clock/
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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 22:28:19 PST
Arduino Lilypad Slipper Automatic Foot Massager http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Lilypad-Slipper-Automatic-Foot-Massager/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:19:14 PDT
How to Replace Old Computer Batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Replace-Old-Computer-Batteries/
How to Replace Old Computer Batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/BR66/HU1RW9MP/F61BR66HU1RW9MP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/BR66/HU1RW9MP/F61BR66HU1RW9MP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F61/BR66/HU1RW9MP/F61BR66HU1RW9MP.SMALL.jpg Chuck Brown 14 Tried of replacing your batteries every 2 years for you laptop? Now you can change your batteries in your laptop so you will not have to spend $100 on a new battery Start Disconnect the battery from your laptop. There will be 2 tabs on each side of the battery, just slide them to the side and pul...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:00:11 PDT
How to make a rechargeable led flashlight with an old mobile battery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-rechargeable-led-flashlight-with-an-/
How to make a rechargeable led flashlight with an old mobile battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/AKYF/HU1RQCYI/FPYAKYFHU1RQCYI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/AKYF/HU1RQCYI/FPYAKYFHU1RQCYI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPY/AKYF/HU1RQCYI/FPYAKYFHU1RQCYI.SMALL.jpg Darwesh Murad In this instructable I will show to "How to make a rechargeable led flashlight with an old mobile battery"? Step-by-step Things you'll need!! Two 1W Led two heat sink (for led to cool down) wires  mobile battery  mobile jack soldering iron solder switch small led (for charging indicator) a resis...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:08:27 PDT
Build Your Own Batteries! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Your-Own-Batteries-1/
Build Your Own Batteries! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/BTK4/HU1RW2XQ/FAIBTK4HU1RW2XQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/BTK4/HU1RW2XQ/FAIBTK4HU1RW2XQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAI/BTK4/HU1RW2XQ/FAIBTK4HU1RW2XQ.SMALL.jpg Constructed Have you ever wanted to make your own batteries? I will show you how to make one using ordinary household items.The batteries are very small, and to power bigger things, You may need to make more and connect them. Please Note I have almost no money. If you would like to see more great projects l...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:12:56 PDT
DIY Universal Robot Gripper http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Universal-Robot-Gripper/
DIY Universal Robot Gripper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/OFMO/HTTMZZOO/FE5OFMOHTTMZZOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/OFMO/HTTMZZOO/FE5OFMOHTTMZZOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE5/OFMO/HTTMZZOO/FE5OFMOHTTMZZOO.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos   There are a lot of different kinds of robot grippers (end effectors). The most common strategy when designing a robot hand is to try to replicate the human hand. However, in 2010 researchers at Cornell University and University of Chicago developed a unique approach. They created an amorphou...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:19:06 PDT
Mounting a USB Thumb Drive with the Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Mounting-a-USB-Thumb-Drive-with-the-Raspberry-Pi/
Mounting a USB Thumb Drive with the Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/68BV/HU1RPWTE/F2O68BVHU1RPWTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/68BV/HU1RPWTE/F2O68BVHU1RPWTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/68BV/HU1RPWTE/F2O68BVHU1RPWTE.SMALL.jpg scottkildall This is another one of my "meat-and-potatoes" Raspberry Pi Instructables. What this Instructable will show you how to do is to configure your Raspberry Pi to recognize and automatically mount a USB thumb drive. This is especially useful for exchanging files, running backups and using your Pi as a m...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:05:19 PDT
Live data to excel from an Arduino Light Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Live-data-to-excel-from-an-Arduino-Light-Sensor/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:11:12 PDT
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wind-Tunnel-20-Project-Paperclip/
DIY Wind Tunnel 2.0, Project "Paperclip" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/WYVZ/HP8WYF6H/FG4WYVZHP8WYF6H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/WYVZ/HP8WYF6H/FG4WYVZHP8WYF6H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG4/WYVZ/HP8WYF6H/FG4WYVZHP8WYF6H.SMALL.jpg jamesabt007 "The true method of knowledge is experiment" - William Blake Towards the end of my junior year, my physics teacher challenged the class to work on a final project that would encompass all that we have learned over the year. We had the choice to learn something new, hone a specific discipline, o...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:43:50 PDT
Make An Ultimate Helping Hand Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-Ultimate-Helping-Hand-Jig/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:56:52 PDT
Lead Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Lead-Tree/
Lead Tree - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/R0B6/HTZ3F84Z/FCQR0B6HTZ3F84Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/R0B6/HTZ3F84Z/FCQR0B6HTZ3F84Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCQ/R0B6/HTZ3F84Z/FCQR0B6HTZ3F84Z.SMALL.jpg fletcherjeremiah This is an instructable on growing the lead tree, arbor Saturnus. It is a crystalline formation of metallic lead, in this case forming the leaves of a wire tree. Micheal Faraday made a passing reference to one in The Forces of Matter while giving demonstrations on the relationship of chemistry and e...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 23:48:55 PDT
3D Printed Cryptex http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-Cryptex/
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Mon, 4 Jun 2012 15:38:52 PDT
Prop Bomb Count Down Timer http://www.instructables.com/id/Bomb-Count-Down-Timer/
Prop Bomb Count Down Timer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6U/9CG1/HTVIF286/F6U9CG1HTVIF286.SMALL.jpg ckanth1 This is a simple one day project that i have made from 8051 microcontroller. The project can be easily ported to other microcontrollers or arduino.List of things that you would need #1 Lots of old newspapers #2 Book Cover #3 8051 microcontroller board and 8051 microcontroller #4 7 segment disp...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:28:31 PDT
Hack a webcam and turnit into a security camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-webcam-and-turnit-into-a-security-camera/
Hack a webcam and turnit into a security camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/WDZM/HU0GUMWM/FZFWDZMHU0GUMWM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/WDZM/HU0GUMWM/FZFWDZMHU0GUMWM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/WDZM/HU0GUMWM/FZFWDZMHU0GUMWM.SMALL.jpg Eisad So i was worried about my house at the night and i dint had the 200$ for a cctv security camera install.I had a camera(a very good one with 10x zoom:D),100M of cat 5 cabel (wich i only used 30 M beacus i have the usb over cat 5 in 30M max),usb over cat 5 30M max,So lets get to work :) Cat 5 cabel...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:08:30 PDT
The Moon Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Moon-Machine/
The Moon Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/FIMT/HU0GU8E7/F5IFIMTHU0GU8E7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/FIMT/HU0GU8E7/F5IFIMTHU0GU8E7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5I/FIMT/HU0GU8E7/F5IFIMTHU0GU8E7.SMALL.jpg Testudinidae UPDATE ( 17-04-2014 )  Thank you all for the very nice comments. They really mean a lot! I've attached the file I used to laser cut the parts in a couple of different file formats, so you should be able to open at least one of them. Some of the parts are redundant because I changed the design a ...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:51:49 PDT
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
Contact Angle Instrument http://www.instructables.com/id/Contact-Angle-Instrument/
Contact Angle Instrument - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/DKFT/HELWVQ0X/FU1DKFTHELWVQ0X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/DKFT/HELWVQ0X/FU1DKFTHELWVQ0X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/DKFT/HELWVQ0X/FU1DKFTHELWVQ0X.SMALL.jpg drumbum11 This instructable is intended to detail the steps used in creating a contact angle instrument. The design, construction, and testing of this particular contact angle instrument served as my college senior project. The instrument was built for the university for research in chemistry and materials sc...
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Mon, 1 Apr 2013 17:39:09 PDT
Testing the Water http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-the-Water/
Testing the Water - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3QQD/HU0GNAF0/FPP3QQDHU0GNAF0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3QQD/HU0GNAF0/FPP3QQDHU0GNAF0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/3QQD/HU0GNAF0/FPP3QQDHU0GNAF0.SMALL.jpg yoda333 Observation: When I was rinsing out my bowl of red cabbage soup the water turned green. Hypothesis: I believe the cabbage in the cabbage soup changes color to green when it comes in contact with certain other substances. I also believe there must have been traces of one of these substances in my w...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 05:34:55 PDT
Arduino Hexapod Avoider Robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Hexapod-Avoider-Robot/
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Wed, 9 Apr 2014 02:23:00 PDT
Robotic Camera Dolly System http://www.instructables.com/id/Robotic-Camera-Dolly-System/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:45:23 PDT
Modify a Toy Spy Camera For Other Applications http://www.instructables.com/id/Modify-a-Toy-Spy-Camera-For-Other-Applications/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 03:54:54 PDT
Wearable Message Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Wearable-Message-Board/
Wearable Message Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/CXBM/HTZ3EVSK/F7ZCXBMHTZ3EVSK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/CXBM/HTZ3EVSK/F7ZCXBMHTZ3EVSK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/CXBM/HTZ3EVSK/F7ZCXBMHTZ3EVSK.SMALL.jpg mroy15 I had several 8x8 LED matrices with a MAX7219 driver board lying around for a clock/message board project i'm working on.  I'm heading to RobotFest in MD this weekend with my kid and thought it'd be fun to make a wearable message board to clip on my backpack since I had the parts lying around.   ...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:00:20 PDT
Hack your vehicle CAN-BUS with Arduino and Seeed CAN-BUS Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-your-vehicle-CAN-BUS-with-Arduino-and-Seeed-C/
Hack your vehicle CAN-BUS with Arduino and Seeed CAN-BUS Shield - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/PG7Q/HTZ3FY73/F1XPG7QHTZ3FY73.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/PG7Q/HTZ3FY73/F1XPG7QHTZ3FY73.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1X/PG7Q/HTZ3FY73/F1XPG7QHTZ3FY73.SMALL.jpg mviljoen2 Modern Vehicles all come equipped with a CAN-BUS Controller Area Network, Instead of having a million wires running back and forth from various devices in your car to the battery, its making use of a more clever system. All electronic functions are connected to the TIPM, (Totally integrated Pow...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:22:32 PDT
Arduino Internet Time Client http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Internet-Time-Client/
Arduino Internet Time Client - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/J5FF/HTVIFASQ/FZ1J5FFHTVIFASQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/J5FF/HTVIFASQ/FZ1J5FFHTVIFASQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ1/J5FF/HTVIFASQ/FZ1J5FFHTVIFASQ.SMALL.jpg sspence UPDATE! Added 12h/24h switch and Standard / Daylight Savings Time Switch! See steps 7 & 8. Have you ever wanted a clock that kept accurate time to a official time source? There are official time servers on the internet that you can attach to and sync your time. Most people have their computers set ...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 10:09:58 PDT
My Steampunk Keyboard version http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Steampunk-Keyboard-version/
My Steampunk Keyboard version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/IQNO/HTX6NHOL/FBHIQNOHTX6NHOL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/IQNO/HTX6NHOL/FBHIQNOHTX6NHOL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/IQNO/HTX6NHOL/FBHIQNOHTX6NHOL.SMALL.jpg Raltel Hi everybody! Welcome to my first instructable! I apologize in advance if you find the pictures a bit poor. I hope I make a good first impression... here goes: After looking at some of the fancy retro keyboards at this site, I really wanted to make one myself. Unfortunately, I lack the tools/space a...
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:19:07 PDT
Build your own "Ambilight" clone with the Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-your-own-Ambilight-clone-with-the-Raspberry-/
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Sun, 13 Apr 2014 08:02:38 PDT
Make a Desktop Tamagotchi http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Desktop-Tamagotchi/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:01:07 PDT
Wiring the MOSFET transistor http://www.instructables.com/id/Wiring-the-MOSFET-transistor-for-beginners/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:27:45 PDT
A Simple Computer Prank in VB http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Computer-Prank-in-VB/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 11:51:31 PDT
An All-in-one Component Toolbox and Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/An-All-in-one-Component-Toolbox-and-Workstation/
An All-in-one Component Toolbox and Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/93MP/HTVMR2X1/FOP93MPHTVMR2X1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/93MP/HTVMR2X1/FOP93MPHTVMR2X1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/93MP/HTVMR2X1/FOP93MPHTVMR2X1.SMALL.jpg TannyPB Nowadays, many people have taken up the hobby of electronics. While being an interesting and incredibly productive hobby, keeping all components such as resistors, capacitors, ICs etc neatly in one place is a pain. Of course, one can make a proper toolbox for all this stuff and make some robot  sor...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 03:24:48 PDT