Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology - popular http://www.instructables.com Sat, 23 May 2015 00:51:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 Intro to Robotics http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Robotics/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 13:43:52 PDT
Mac Pro Dust Proof Case - laser cut http://www.instructables.com/id/Mac-Pro-Dust-Proof-Case-laser-cut/
Mac Pro Dust Proof Case - laser cut - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/D8CT/I9YBR28D/FFQD8CTI9YBR28D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/D8CT/I9YBR28D/FFQD8CTI9YBR28D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFQ/D8CT/I9YBR28D/FFQD8CTI9YBR28D.SMALL.jpg LuminaryOptix this was a first trial that has been a success, the case keeps the dust out and its easy to replace the filter. made from 1/8 inch birch plywood and a 6 dollar auto filter. 3D modeling first i 3d modeled the mac pro tower, a cheap replaceable and easy to find air filter, and an auxiliary fan. the...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:49:23 PDT
High Voltage Spark Gap Tiki Torch http://www.instructables.com/id/High-Voltage-Spark-Gap-Tiki-Torch/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 14:33:02 PDT
Soldering LED Strips to Make Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-LED-Strips-to-Make-Shapes/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:30:23 PDT
Portable Arduino arcade game http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Arduino-arcade-game/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 08:51:30 PDT
Homemade 3D Printer Filament Extruder http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-3D-Printer-Filament-Extruder/
Homemade 3D Printer Filament Extruder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/CE93/I9YBUIBE/FKACE93I9YBUIBE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/CE93/I9YBUIBE/FKACE93I9YBUIBE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKA/CE93/I9YBUIBE/FKACE93I9YBUIBE.SMALL.jpg cpriolo14 This is a basic tutorial for building your very own filament extruder for under $200! This machine creates 1.75 mm filament but can be changed to make 3 mm filament if needed. Please leave comments if you have any questions! Parts List Various lengths and types of wood for construction of the bas...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 23:10:27 PDT
Raspberry Pi Spy Tank http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Spy-Tank/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 07:03:54 PDT
Smart Charger - Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Charger-Hack/
Smart Charger - Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/V9GH/I9YBNF04/F7DV9GHI9YBNF04.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/V9GH/I9YBNF04/F7DV9GHI9YBNF04.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/V9GH/I9YBNF04/F7DV9GHI9YBNF04.SMALL.jpg Narzan Qarma I had problems with my LED light; always when I need it I find the battery empty. So, I opened it to look inside and found this old liquid battery. This type of battery needs to be charged every 3-4 days, and I do not want always to connect to the electricity plug, so I change it with two laptop...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 09:57:17 PDT
WIFI Battery Monitor System - ESP8266 http://www.instructables.com/id/WIFI-Battery-Monitor-System-ESP8266/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 01:35:07 PDT
Illuminated Rocker Switch Voltage Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-Rocker-Switch-Voltage-Conversion/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 16:52:34 PDT
Control your friends using the power of Neuroscience (Remote Control Human Part II) http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-your-friends-using-the-power-of-Neuroscien/
Control your friends using the power of Neuroscience (Remote Control Human Part II) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/54NN/I86P7NUK/F2954NNI86P7NUK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/54NN/I86P7NUK/F2954NNI86P7NUK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/54NN/I86P7NUK/F2954NNI86P7NUK.SMALL.jpg garriaga In this Instructable we'll use a Mindwave Mobile EEG (electroencephalogram) unit, a trusty Arduino UNO, a TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation) unit, and a simple relay to remotely control a human minion with our minds!This Instructable scaffolds on the skills learned in the Remote Cont...
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Mon, 6 Apr 2015 21:57:21 PDT
Tablet Second Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Tablet-Second-Monitor/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 11:49:44 PDT
DIY Cool Near Space Project http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cool-Near-Space-Project/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 20:09:08 PDT
Automatic desktop fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-desktop-fan/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 17:05:09 PDT
Design & Build Your Own Electric RC Airplane http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Build-Your-Own-Electric-RC-Airplane/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 17:49:39 PDT
The Making of A DIY Brushless Gimbal with Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Brushless-Gimbal-with-Arduino/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 20:20:20 PDT
Solder USB-cable to Arduino UNO (clone) http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-USB-cable-to-Arduino-UNO-clone/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 12:55:21 PDT
Color Mixing LED Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/Color-Mixing-LED-Bracelet/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 12:37:17 PDT
30 Second Table Top Dolly http://www.instructables.com/id/30-Second-Table-Top-Dolly/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 13:03:30 PDT
Verdigris http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Verdigris/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 10:24:55 PDT
Aeroponics with Raspberry Pi and humidity sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Aeroponics/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 09:29:23 PDT
Sending data from Arduino to Excel (and plotting it) http://www.instructables.com/id/Sending-data-from-Arduino-to-Excel-and-plotting-it/
Sending data from Arduino to Excel (and plotting it) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/LETH/I9UE702I/F4CLETHI9UE702I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/LETH/I9UE702I/F4CLETHI9UE702I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/LETH/I9UE702I/F4CLETHI9UE702I.SMALL.jpg Crtek I've searched extensively for a way that I could plot my Arduino sensor reading in real time. Not only plot, but also display and store the data for further experimentation and corrections.The simplest solution I’ve found was to use excel, but with a twist. What you'll need For this you will need...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 09:54:55 PDT
Ammo Can Boombox Engineering http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammo-Can-Boombox-Engineering/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 07:46:22 PDT
Maestro - finger mounted input device to control the cursor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Maestro-finger-mounted-input-device-to-control-the/
Maestro - finger mounted input device to control the cursor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/JBGE/I9UDYJ3D/FJNJBGEI9UDYJ3D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/JBGE/I9UDYJ3D/FJNJBGEI9UDYJ3D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJN/JBGE/I9UDYJ3D/FJNJBGEI9UDYJ3D.SMALL.jpg jhong12 Maestro is wearable input device using the orientation of the finger. Wearable small devices on the finger has been investigated to provide easy access to PC and surrounding environment (NailO, HandSight). Maestro enables user to do pointing and scrolling based on the orientation of the finger and c...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 02:11:46 PDT
App and timer controlled automatic blinds http://www.instructables.com/id/App-and-timer-controlled-automatic-blinds/
App and timer controlled automatic blinds - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/FENU/I9WM1KDE/FCRFENUI9WM1KDE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/FENU/I9WM1KDE/FCRFENUI9WM1KDE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCR/FENU/I9WM1KDE/FCRFENUI9WM1KDE.SMALL.jpg johanmoberg Hello boys and girls!Feeling like making something today? Own a 3d printer but mostly been printing phone cases, miniature yodas, toothbrush holders and spare parts? Now its time to really make good use of that 3d printer and make a useful and fun product that nobody else have!What we'll be making t...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 06:31:41 PDT
Fantasy Map (Even if You Can't Draw) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fantasy-Map-Even-if-You-Cant-Draw/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 22:47:21 PDT
Turn an old cellphone into a data sending device (using an arduino) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-old-cellphone-into-a-data-sending-device-u/
Turn an old cellphone into a data sending device (using an arduino) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/ED5O/I9WM3RF9/F7GED5OI9WM3RF9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/ED5O/I9WM3RF9/F7GED5OI9WM3RF9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7G/ED5O/I9WM3RF9/F7GED5OI9WM3RF9.SMALL.jpg Candymanproductions What will this device do?When complete, the combination of circuitry, arduino and modded cellphone will be able to autonomously send data through texts via the cellular network. This could be sensor data, for example from weather sensors.What am I going to show you in this tutorial?In this tutorial ...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 07:35:17 PDT
Fix Your Overheating Laptop! (And keep it looking nice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Your-Overheating-Laptop-And-keep-it-looking-ni/
Fix Your Overheating Laptop! (And keep it looking nice) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/QNWR/I9UDWBTY/FB8QNWRI9UDWBTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/QNWR/I9UDWBTY/FB8QNWRI9UDWBTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/QNWR/I9UDWBTY/FB8QNWRI9UDWBTY.SMALL.jpg Dschulz I just got my [new to me] Samsung series 7 chronos laptop less than a week ago, and I was very impressed with it except for one grievance: it was HOT. No, not that kind of hot!Anyway, the fan would ramp up just sitting on the windows desktop, and Minecraft under Windows was fine for about 10 minutes...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:24:54 PDT
Branching Fractal Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Branching-Fractal-Shapes/
Branching Fractal Shapes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/VB2X/I9UDRNRO/FQPVB2XI9UDRNRO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/VB2X/I9UDRNRO/FQPVB2XI9UDRNRO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQP/VB2X/I9UDRNRO/FQPVB2XI9UDRNRO.SMALL.jpg jlopezbi A python maya script that lets you play with branching shapes. A base-object is copied many times, and the copies have a certain relationship to their "parents" so that when one of the first generation-copies is translated, rotated or scaled, all of the children change accordingly. The picture above...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 13:38:53 PDT
Copper Workbench http://www.instructables.com/id/Copper-Workbench/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:37:41 PST
Your own Linux command in 5 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Your-own-Linux-command-in-5-minutes/
Your own Linux command in 5 minutes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/1TH5/I9UDI8IT/FN11TH5I9UDI8IT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/1TH5/I9UDI8IT/FN11TH5I9UDI8IT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN1/1TH5/I9UDI8IT/FN11TH5I9UDI8IT.SMALL.jpg samircury Interesting claim, right? Have you ever wanted to spread the word about your little script that does amazing things back to the community? Have you ever thought that your script is too hacky to go out there or even the output or way to use it looks bad? Too much hardcoded parameters?This could be th...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 21:07:45 PDT
Touch Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Touch-Switch/
Touch Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/F46W/I9UDWWOR/F1PF46WI9UDWWOR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/F46W/I9UDWWOR/F1PF46WI9UDWWOR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/F46W/I9UDWWOR/F1PF46WI9UDWWOR.SMALL.jpg Darp Raithatha The Switch which basically detects the touch & accordingly turns ON & OFF. Parts For Touch Switch we need 4 Parts as listed:-1) IRFZ44 (40..any IRFZ Series Mosfet) it is a Special type of MOSFET which holds its o/p. 2) Touch Plate. 3) Resistor of 470 ohm. 4) LED. Apart from this you also need a g...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 01:48:45 PDT
Intro To Transformers http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-To-Transformers/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 14:29:04 PDT
Video Games: TinyDuino Edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Video-Games-TinyDuino-Edition/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 13:47:36 PDT
DIY: Relay switch motor controller - Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Relay-switch-motor-controller-Arduino/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 00:50:29 PDT
GaussGun / Coil-Gun Electronics and Engineering Project http://www.instructables.com/id/GaussGun-Coil-Gun-Electronics-and-Engineering-Proj/
GaussGun / Coil-Gun Electronics and Engineering Project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/XH1N/I9UDSH7Q/F1WXH1NI9UDSH7Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/XH1N/I9UDSH7Q/F1WXH1NI9UDSH7Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/XH1N/I9UDSH7Q/F1WXH1NI9UDSH7Q.SMALL.jpg Ikkalebob I decided to do the Gold Crest Award at my college, which is a great certification from the British Science Association that gives students an opportunity to expand their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and maths by completing a project by themselves or with an experienced mentor of th...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 11:21:03 PDT
REUSE YOUR OLD LAPTOP BATTERY TO MAKE A POWER BANK http://www.instructables.com/id/REUSE-YOUR-OLD-LAPTOP-BATTERY-TO-MAKE-A-POWER-BANK/
REUSE YOUR OLD LAPTOP BATTERY TO MAKE A POWER BANK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/CJ1V/I9V6O782/FWSCJ1VI9V6O782.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/CJ1V/I9V6O782/FWSCJ1VI9V6O782.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/CJ1V/I9V6O782/FWSCJ1VI9V6O782.SMALL.jpg deba168 Few months ago my Dell laptop battery did not work.Whenever I unplug it from main AC supply,the laptop switched off immediately.After few days of frustration, I replaced the battery and kept the dead one (as per my laptop message) for tinkering.I was curious what I would find inside it.Then I go thr...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 10:20:21 PDT
Web Controlled LED Info Ticker http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Controlled-LED-Info-Ticker/
Web Controlled LED Info Ticker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/U7B0/I9UDLHG3/FQ6U7B0I9UDLHG3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/U7B0/I9UDLHG3/FQ6U7B0I9UDLHG3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ6/U7B0/I9UDLHG3/FQ6U7B0I9UDLHG3.SMALL.jpg adamwatters This project was a collaboration with my roommate, friend, and fellow hacker rishi2. Living in New York, we both use public transportation daily, so we thought it would be cool to have a ticker to display bus and subway times from the internet. This is the result. Wiring It Up - Overview and Sourc...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 23:15:51 PDT
Arduino and Dremel Powered Centrifuge http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-and-Dremel-Powered-Centrifuge/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 19:12:46 PDT
DIY PCB lab for under $35.00 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-lab-for-under-3500/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 04:13:31 PDT
Synced video tryptic with Raspberry Pies and laptop screens http://www.instructables.com/id/Synced-video-tryptic-with-Raspberry-Pies-and-lapto/
Synced video tryptic with Raspberry Pies and laptop screens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/S69D/I9SMZK3F/FCHS69DI9SMZK3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/S69D/I9SMZK3F/FCHS69DI9SMZK3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCH/S69D/I9SMZK3F/FCHS69DI9SMZK3F.SMALL.jpg thomashollier A filmmaker friend approached me to design a display device that would allow her to display a video tryptic at the 2015 Venice Art Walk. The idea was to create a frame that would contain all the components necessary to play three different videos on three separate screens in perfect sync. It should ...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 11:31:28 PDT
Apex Tricopter http://www.instructables.com/id/Apex-Tricopter/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 13:19:41 PDT
Design Circuit Boards Using Photoshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Design-Circuit-Boards-Using-Photoshop/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 12:12:50 PDT
Raspberry Pi and Arduino: Building Reliable Systems with WatchDog Timers http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-and-Arduino-Building-Reliable-Systems/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 09:02:27 PDT
Hobo Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Hobo-Stove-1/
Hobo Stove - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/4NFB/I9TR70Y1/F184NFBI9TR70Y1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/4NFB/I9TR70Y1/F184NFBI9TR70Y1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/4NFB/I9TR70Y1/F184NFBI9TR70Y1.SMALL.jpg hwkboy22 As part of a physics project on energy and efficiency my class was instructed to build stoves out of cans and other recycled metals and attempt to heat up water with as much efficiency as possible. Here is the procedure to build my bum stove, for all the homeless people out there with access to the ...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 08:37:57 PDT
View any Web-Content as Virtual Reality http://www.instructables.com/id/View-any-Web-Content-as-Virtual-Reality/
View any Web-Content as Virtual Reality - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/3BK0/I9UE3FXH/FFZ3BK0I9UE3FXH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/3BK0/I9UE3FXH/FFZ3BK0I9UE3FXH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFZ/3BK0/I9UE3FXH/FFZ3BK0I9UE3FXH.SMALL.jpg ThisIsSteve There is has been recently a lot of excitement around the Virtual Reality and that is all because major companies like Oculus Rift and input devices such as the Leap Motion, PrioVR, Sixense Stem, have been designing new and High Definition experiences. And things got even better when Google released...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 07:22:40 PDT
Assembling an Arduino Nano / LCD Projects Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-an-Arduino-Nano-LCD-Projects-Platform/
Assembling an Arduino Nano / LCD Projects Platform - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/ISPB/I9SMU441/FPBISPBI9SMU441.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/ISPB/I9SMU441/FPBISPBI9SMU441.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPB/ISPB/I9SMU441/FPBISPBI9SMU441.SMALL.jpg WisarUK The "Arduino Nano / 1.8" TFT LCD Projects Platform" consists of a 3D printed case that wraps a custom designed PCB on which is mounted an Arduino Nano, a 1.8" TFT LCD with an SD Card Reader, and three push buttons which are exposed to the front of the enclosure.This instructable describes the buil...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 23:04:41 PDT
Mahogany & brass nixie clock (with IR and UART control) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mahogany-brass-nixie-clock-with-IR-and-UART-contro/
Mahogany & brass nixie clock (with IR and UART control) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/QR33/I9SMYG4A/FISQR33I9SMYG4A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/QR33/I9SMYG4A/FISQR33I9SMYG4A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIS/QR33/I9SMYG4A/FISQR33I9SMYG4A.SMALL.jpg mopsiok update: My contest entry was accepted. If you like the clock, I will appreciate if you vote for it!Hello there!In this instructable I'll show you the process of making an awesome, steampunk-alike nixie clock. There are lots of nixie projects on the Web, but most of them focus mainly on the hardware/...
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Mon, 18 May 2015 09:13:03 PDT
Python Programming: Part 1 - Basics http://www.instructables.com/id/Python-Programming-Part-1-Basics/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 00:07:09 PDT
Buck Converter (DC-DC) http://www.instructables.com/id/Buck-Converter-DC-DC/
Buck Converter (DC-DC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/V13U/I9SMRMQY/FUJV13UI9SMRMQY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/V13U/I9SMRMQY/FUJV13UI9SMRMQY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUJ/V13U/I9SMRMQY/FUJV13UI9SMRMQY.SMALL.jpg xKOBAYASHIMARUx Alright! So hello everyone! Long time user, follower, commenter but first time iblest here! So for my first instructable I thought I'd share a recent simple project I made; a Buck Converter.Buck Converters are great! I use them all over the place in many of my nerdy, techy, geeky hobbiest projects. ...
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Sun, 17 May 2015 16:21:35 PDT