Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - technology http://www.instructables.com Sun, 19 Apr 2015 07:09:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Automatic Garage Door Open/Closed Checker http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Garage-Door-OpenClosed-Checker/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:23:35 PDT
Arduino Ohm Meter with LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Ohm-Meter-with-LCD/
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By: Ritik Bhardwaj

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:19:19 PDT
battery clip LED tester. http://www.instructables.com/id/battery-clip-LED-tester/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:09:38 PDT
Can't Type English Correctly, on a Japanese Keyboard, with English Windows! http://www.instructables.com/id/Cant-Type-English-Correctly-on-a-Japanese-Keyboard/
Can't Type English Correctly, on a Japanese Keyboard, with English Windows! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/69QV/I8OBECW5/FF669QVI8OBECW5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/69QV/I8OBECW5/FF669QVI8OBECW5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF6/69QV/I8OBECW5/FF669QVI8OBECW5.SMALL.jpg SeibuSam So you want to type English, on a Japanese keyboard, with English Windows. Why would you want to do that?... Easy! If you live or work in Japan, you have little easy choice but to buy a Japanese keyboard.You would think it would be easy just to add a Japanese keyboard template to your English Window...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 06:04:23 PDT
Home Automation/Security Prototype http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-AutomationSecurity-Prototype/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:16:09 PDT
Augmented Reality and Kinect: Augmenting Skull and Iron Man Mask http://www.instructables.com/id/Augmented-Reality-and-Kinect-Augmenting-Skull-and-/
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By: hypnotistas

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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 03:36:38 PDT
Internet of Things: Shower Control http://www.instructables.com/id/Internet-of-Things-Shower-Control/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 02:44:50 PDT
Tea Steeper (automation contest) http://www.instructables.com/id/Tea-Steeper-automation-contest/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:55:32 PDT
Webcam stand for tutoring from a wire coat hanger http://www.instructables.com/id/Webcam-stand-for-tutoring-from-a-wire-coat-hanger/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 21:47:36 PDT
Infrared Tachometer using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Infrared-Tachometer-using-Arduino/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 17:23:47 PDT
Lab test bench-oscilloscope/waveform http://www.instructables.com/id/Lab-test-bench-oscilloscopewaveform/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:36:32 PDT
Circuit Scribe Minecraft Makey Makey Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Scribe-Minecraft-Makey-Makey-Controller/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:17:58 PDT
Low Cost Spirometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Cost-Spirometer/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 15:57:37 PDT
How To Easily Test a Microcontroller with a Logic Analyzer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Easily-Test-a-Microcontroller-with-a-Logic-/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:45:44 PDT
solar relief http://www.instructables.com/id/solar-relief/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:16:48 PDT
Make an iOS App with Swift http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-iOS-App-with-Swift/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 14:14:04 PDT
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer. http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-powered-water-pump-with-speed-control-via-co/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:16:55 PDT
3D printed muzzle flashider(airguns only) http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-muzzle-flashiderairguns-only/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:14:44 PDT
CLOUDIAN BATCH VIRUS CREATOR WITH AWSUM DARK KNIGHT GraPHICS http://www.instructables.com/id/CLOUDIAN-BATCH-VIRUS-CREATOR-WITH-AWSUM-DARK-KNIGH/
CLOUDIAN BATCH VIRUS CREATOR WITH AWSUM DARK KNIGHT GraPHICS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/SJMZ/I8MVZC8O/FVPSJMZI8MVZC8O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/SJMZ/I8MVZC8O/FVPSJMZI8MVZC8O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/SJMZ/I8MVZC8O/FVPSJMZI8MVZC8O.SMALL.jpg zainm2 see the next step....... THIS IS A TURBO C PROGRAM ,A VIRUS CREATOR NAMED CLOUDIAN WITH ANDROID AND BATMAN GRAPHICS. THERE ARE 3 MODES OF THIS PROGRAM 2 ARE SERIAL AND PARELLEL PORT TESTOR WHICH WILL BE PROGRAMMED SOON AND THE OTHER IS THE VIRSU CREATOR .,THIS ONLY HAS THE VIRUS CREATOR.
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:14:30 PDT
3D Print a Drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Print-Your-Drawings/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:39:46 PDT
OpenHab & Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenHab-Arduino/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:10:13 PDT
Glove-a-Trombone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Glove-a-Trombone/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:04:59 PDT
Lets Make A $20 Droid http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-Make-A-20-Droid/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:42:00 PDT
Gesture detection based controlling device http://www.instructables.com/id/Gesture-detection-based-controlling-device/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 10:23:02 PDT
Coding Connections in Perl http://www.instructables.com/id/Coding-Connections-in-Perl/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:36:51 PDT
Fiber Optic Star Ceiling Panel with Day Time Stars http://www.instructables.com/id/Fiber-Optic-Star-Ceiling-Panel-with-Day-Time-Stars/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 09:36:03 PDT
IPSec using OpenSwan on Zybo http://www.instructables.com/id/IPSec-using-OpenSwan-on-Zybo/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:53:33 PDT
Iris recognition on Zybo http://www.instructables.com/id/Iris-recognition-on-Zybo/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:52:41 PDT
Reading Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Reading-Light-1/
Reading Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/T1L9/I8MVYO60/FOWT1L9I8MVYO60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/T1L9/I8MVYO60/FOWT1L9I8MVYO60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOW/T1L9/I8MVYO60/FOWT1L9I8MVYO60.SMALL.jpg ToutHackAmon An easy diy reading light made at Cairo Hackerspace circuit scribe build night. Parts The components and tools you will need in this instructable :Old and empty pencils box.coin cell batterycoin cell battery holder Circuit scribe penpaper cutter duct tapeAny type of LEDs. Draw the circuit Star...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:42:45 PDT
US to Japanese Keyboard Conversion - Missing "RO" / "ろ" Key http://www.instructables.com/id/US-to-Japanese-Keyboard-Conversion-Missing-RO-Key/
US to Japanese Keyboard Conversion - Missing "RO" / "ろ" Key - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/BGER/I8MVY8BM/F7FBGERI8MVY8BM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/BGER/I8MVY8BM/F7FBGERI8MVY8BM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7F/BGER/I8MVY8BM/F7FBGERI8MVY8BM.SMALL.jpg SeibuSam My first instructable... US to Japanese Keyboard Conversion & the Mystery of the Missing "RO" / "ろ" Key!!There seems to be a strange problem in Japan... You just can't buy a mini Japanese (Hiragana) keyboard!... Or at least one that doesn't need multiple & confusing keystrokes, or cost a fortune.My ...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:42:33 PDT
Water Splash Alarm Clock - Wake up to water falling on you http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Splash-Alarm-Clock-Wake-up-to-water-falling-/
Water Splash Alarm Clock - Wake up to water falling on you - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/ZCB1/I8MVYJ4V/FRIZCB1I8MVYJ4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/ZCB1/I8MVYJ4V/FRIZCB1I8MVYJ4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRI/ZCB1/I8MVYJ4V/FRIZCB1I8MVYJ4V.SMALL.jpg ZachariahZebadee The quickest way to wake up is having a cup of cold water poured on your head. Thanks to this new alarm clock, you can wake up with this refreshing start each day! It's perfect for those that have trouble getting out of bed, and always want 5 (50) more minutes. Gather Your Materials I made this...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 08:16:19 PDT
Barebones High-Altitude Balloon Cam http://www.instructables.com/id/Barebones-High-Altitude-Balloon-Cam/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:27:13 PDT
Emulated Speedometer on a LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/Emulated-Speedometer-on-a-LCD/
Emulated Speedometer on a LCD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/W14B/I8MVYHPK/FUPW14BI8MVYHPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/W14B/I8MVYHPK/FUPW14BI8MVYHPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUP/W14B/I8MVYHPK/FUPW14BI8MVYHPK.SMALL.jpg paulmos The final state of this project is to diplay a speedometer on the Vmod TFT display. The indicator is an image that rotates on a background image.The hardware for this project is the following: Nexys4 DDR VmodTFT LCD VmodMIBThe tools used in the project development are the following: ISE Suite Design...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:21:06 PDT
IoT Workshop: Prep Work http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Workshop-Prep-Work/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:48:28 PDT
sony action cam diy lens protector for as30/as20/as15 http://www.instructables.com/id/sony-action-cam-diy-lens-protector-for-as30as20as1/
sony action cam diy lens protector for as30/as20/as15 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FRM/LUPS/I8LGP6IU/FRMLUPSI8LGP6IU.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FRM/LUPS/I8LGP6IU/FRMLUPSI8LGP6IU.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FRM/LUPS/I8LGP6IU/FRMLUPSI8LGP6IU.SMALL.jpg ni_lus Since sony does not make a cover lens for as15/as20/as30, I decided to make my own. I use mine naked, without the case, when shooting for band practices and gigs. So I need some protection in case it gets knocked off, or drops.For this you'll need:1. Gopro cover lens replacement kit from ebay2. A bo...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:28:14 PDT
DIY Upgrading Portable Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Upgrading-Portable-Speaker/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 06:18:49 PDT
Simple Robot Base http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Robot-Base/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:53:38 PDT
Format a partitioned storage device http://www.instructables.com/id/Format-a-partitioned-storage-device/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 05:05:05 PDT
IoT Workshop: Lab 2 - Reading an Analog Signal http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Workshop-Lab-2-Reading-and-Analog-Signal/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:26:44 PDT
Maximizing 3D Printer Build Space http://www.instructables.com/id/Maximizing-3D-Printer-Build-Space/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 03:26:35 PDT
IoT Workshop: Lab 1 - Digital Output http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Workshop-Lab-1-Digital-Output/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:37:11 PDT
AC to DC - full-wave rectification http://www.instructables.com/id/AC-to-DC-full-wave-rectification/
AC to DC - full-wave rectification - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/Y2XL/I8LGNIRB/FQTY2XLI8LGNIRB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/Y2XL/I8LGNIRB/FQTY2XLI8LGNIRB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/Y2XL/I8LGNIRB/FQTY2XLI8LGNIRB.SMALL.jpg 1300rpm Hello everyone, here is the full-wave version of my AC to DC converter.A few of you might have seen my Instructable a couple of days ago on how to convert AC to DC using half-wave rectification. Well, by adding just three more diodes (a total of four) you can full-wave rectify AC. Take a look. Wha...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:28:30 PDT
3D printing of "The Wave" http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printing-of-The-Wave/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:57:29 PDT
Combined IR / TypeK Android controlled Temperature Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Combined-IR-TypeK-Android-controlled-Temperature-M/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:15:46 PDT
Connecting Arduino with Temboo and Read email http://www.instructables.com/id/Connecting-Arduino-with-Temboo-and-Read-email/
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 00:08:30 PDT
night night box http://www.instructables.com/id/night-night-box/
night night box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/APPY/I8LGO93F/FYXAPPYI8LGO93F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/APPY/I8LGO93F/FYXAPPYI8LGO93F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYX/APPY/I8LGO93F/FYXAPPYI8LGO93F.SMALL.jpg jedii72 I found myself in an odd situation recently. We switched cable carriers; they replaced our cable box; but the new box did not have a clock. So, I purchased a small digital clock. The clock sits on top of our TV in our bedroom across from the bed. My wife began complaining that the clock's light ...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:46:17 PDT
RunningHam Palace - Online Hamsters http://www.instructables.com/id/RunningHam-Palace-Online-Hamsters/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:08:25 PDT
Basic 3D Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-3D-Design/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 21:03:58 PDT
School Survival Kit (Pocket Sized) http://www.instructables.com/id/School-Survival-Kit-Pocket-Sized/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:40:34 PDT
Portable Game Console ( GPU Team ) http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Game-Console-GPU-Team-/
Portable Game Console ( GPU Team ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/CEZ8/I8LGN2M2/FCCCEZ8I8LGN2M2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/CEZ8/I8LGN2M2/FCCCEZ8I8LGN2M2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/CEZ8/I8LGN2M2/FCCCEZ8I8LGN2M2.SMALL.jpg sahinserdar ContextFor our engineering project, our tutors wanted us to face the challenges of designing a real-time system with relatively high performance on limited resources (memory, bandwidth).The specifications require a gaming platform using the following hardware: a Digilent’s Nexys 3 board (for i...
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:06:29 PDT