Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - electronics - popular http://www.instructables.com Tue, 4 Aug 2015 11:26:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 Fix an unresponsive touch screen (last resort method) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-an-unresponsive-touch-screen-last-resort-metho/
Fix an unresponsive touch screen (last resort method) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/8WCL/HRPSXS3B/FAX8WCLHRPSXS3B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/8WCL/HRPSXS3B/FAX8WCLHRPSXS3B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAX/8WCL/HRPSXS3B/FAX8WCLHRPSXS3B.SMALL.jpg nayheyshun Is your touchscreen afraid to feel? Let's teach that Screen it to love again with FIRE and pure insanity!Please dear reader, I beg your forgiveness on my awful spelling and grammar, I'm writing this "guide" on a tablet ; also my writing skills leave a lot to be desired. (I never passed 2nd grade)jus...
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Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:41:51 PST
A Maker's Guide to ATX Power Supplies http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Makers-Guide-to-ATX-Power-Supplies/
A Maker's Guide to ATX Power Supplies - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/SHEF/H9X3JKPR/FUYSHEFH9X3JKPR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/SHEF/H9X3JKPR/FUYSHEFH9X3JKPR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUY/SHEF/H9X3JKPR/FUYSHEFH9X3JKPR.SMALL.jpg LynxSys There are tons of Instructables on how to hack a discarded ATX (computer) power supply unit (PSU) into a lab bench power supply. This is not one of them. My observation is that most makers, hackers, and mad scientists don't follow instructions very well. We like to improve on what already exists an...
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Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:09:52 PST
Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-1/
Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/OIXQ/ICRXLGKP/FY8OIXQICRXLGKP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/OIXQ/ICRXLGKP/FY8OIXQICRXLGKP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY8/OIXQ/ICRXLGKP/FY8OIXQICRXLGKP.SMALL.jpg foolishandforgetful This DIY is super easy and fast (bonus: it's also environmentally friendly!)Things you'll need: Solar panel (I used a 3V / 250mA one) An Eclipse mint tin (or whatever you like) Some wires Drill 2.5mm male jack 2.5mm female plug DC to DC Boosting Circuit with USB 1N4148 Diode Electrical tape Hot...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:26:59 PDT
DIY Spiral Wire Wraps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Spiral-Wire-Wraps/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:01:06 PDT
How to perfectly clean wires in minutes!!! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-perfectly-clean-wires-in-minutes/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/ZTX8/GLE1IAPI/FH7ZTX8GLE1IAPI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/ZTX8/GLE1IAPI/FH7ZTX8GLE1IAPI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH7/ZTX8/GLE1IAPI/FH7ZTX8GLE1IAPI.SMALL.jpg solomonhorses Here is an old ham radio operators trick for cleaning wires for soldering that are old and corroded.  It is hard to find this technique printed anywhere! I am a ham, NH7ZE, and learned it from my elmer (mentor). I am passing it on.  I hope it helps people who need to clean wires:P Please vote!!! No...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 14:07:10 PDT
The accidental pocket jet engine... http://www.instructables.com/id/The-accidental-pocket-jet-engine.../
The accidental pocket jet engine... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/HZAH/FE4O3C0K/F62HZAHFE4O3C0K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/HZAH/FE4O3C0K/F62HZAHFE4O3C0K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F62/HZAH/FE4O3C0K/F62HZAHFE4O3C0K.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope Yep, that's right a baby jet engine, it takes in air and uses fuel to heat and therefore expand the air, this particular engine is more a functioning model, it produces little thrust in real terms, it is however a lot of fun and makes one interesting ornament, albeit a dangerous one. Continue on and...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2008 18:06:53 PDT
Make a DC motor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-DC-motor/
Make a DC motor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/JNBJ/ICMHKZMA/FHXJNBJICMHKZMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/JNBJ/ICMHKZMA/FHXJNBJICMHKZMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/JNBJ/ICMHKZMA/FHXJNBJICMHKZMA.SMALL.jpg Victor8o5 In this instructable I will show how to make a nice and functional DC motor. This motor can be used for demonstration purposes, as a class project or just to have it over your desk, it is really simple to make. Materials: -Slab of wood. -Magnet wire (also known as coated copper wire) -Metallic sh...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 23:53:00 PDT
LUX - an external power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-an-external-power-button/
LUX - an external power button - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWR/B5KD/ICM6ZM6C/FWRB5KDICM6ZM6C.SMALL.jpg PerfectPixel It's a lazy afternoon, and you sit down to turn your computer on, you either: a) you have to bend down and press the power button, or b) you have a laptop - this isn't for you.Especially where my (desktop) computer is located; under my desk and out of sight; bending down to press that power button i...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 14:44:09 PDT
How To Identify And Replace A Blown Fuse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Identify-And-Replace-A-Blown-Fuse-1/
How To Identify And Replace A Blown Fuse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/AK8H/HIGFAJX9/F8XAK8HHIGFAJX9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/AK8H/HIGFAJX9/F8XAK8HHIGFAJX9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8X/AK8H/HIGFAJX9/F8XAK8HHIGFAJX9.SMALL.jpg tutdude98 A fuse is an safety component in electronic and electrical device and it will blow if there is any excessive current. Short circuit, overloading or device failure are the prime reasons for excessive current. Putting wrong fuse in device can result in personal injury, fire and increase damage of your...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 00:57:42 PDT
Arduino Plays Piano Tiles http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Plays-Piano-Tiles/
Arduino Plays Piano Tiles - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/S7Z0/ICEMUI7P/F6QS7Z0ICEMUI7P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/S7Z0/ICEMUI7P/F6QS7Z0ICEMUI7P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Q/S7Z0/ICEMUI7P/F6QS7Z0ICEMUI7P.SMALL.jpg psurya1994 Ever wondered if your phone can play games by itself. Yes, it is possible. You can build a circuit to play Piano tiles on your smartphone.The video shows the demonstration of the project. Components Required And the circuit can be built with simple components like Light sensors, Relays and Arduin...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:19:12 PDT
VU Meter Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/VU-Meter-Speakers/
VU Meter Speakers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/60M8/IC6IHKCG/FBA60M8IC6IHKCG.SMALL.jpg IamTeknik A VU meter is a standard measuring instrument which measures volume in audio equipment. If you open up your recording devices on Windows, you can see a digital Volume Unit (VU) meter which shows the audio level. You get analog and digital displays and each level is typically marked off with a dB val...
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:34:42 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Home Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT-Home-/
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Home Lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3K/EGTC/ICID3A3J/F3KEGTCICID3A3J.SMALL.jpg LightBug This is tutorial four of the series where I take electronic devices which you normal control using an Arduino, to the internet using a Spark Core. After talking about the basics it time to raise the level a little bit and start taking everyday electronics to the internet.In this tutorial I'm going t...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 06:27:29 PDT
4 Ways to Connect a Wire Without Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/4-Ways-to-Connect-a-Wire-Without-Soldering/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/ITEJ/H3Z3VVHT/FF5ITEJH3Z3VVHT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/ITEJ/H3Z3VVHT/FF5ITEJH3Z3VVHT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF5/ITEJ/H3Z3VVHT/FF5ITEJH3Z3VVHT.SMALL.jpg icecats      In this Instructable I will teach you four ways to connect a wire without soldering. Soldering can be tricky and it heats up the room, so why not just skip it completely if you can? Another annoying thing about soldering is that it takes a while to heat up, solder a joint, and then, hopefully w...
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Tue, 3 Jul 2012 07:09:46 PDT
Track Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Track-Soldering/
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:16:28 PDT
Mouse Cam http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-Cam/
Mouse Cam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/WH14/F6S98JT8/F9RWH14F6S98JT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/WH14/F6S98JT8/F9RWH14F6S98JT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9R/WH14/F6S98JT8/F9RWH14F6S98JT8.SMALL.jpg neelandan Use an optical mouse for low resolution imaging. The picture is that of an "e" under the mouse. The inspiration for the project I was looking at this page: optical mouse cam and the comments of people who wanted to do it but was unsure how to proceed.When I was gifted a failed optical mouse I ope...
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Thu, 27 Sep 2007 04:45:27 PDT
Taking Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Servo http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT-Servo/
Taking Electronics to the Internet (IoT) | Servo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/9WBH/IC6IMCXM/F6L9WBHIC6IMCXM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/9WBH/IC6IMCXM/F6L9WBHIC6IMCXM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6L/9WBH/IC6IMCXM/F6L9WBHIC6IMCXM.SMALL.jpg LightBug This is tutorial two of the series where I take electronic devices which you normal control using an Arduino, to the internet using a Spark Core. Do check out the previous instructable as it serves as a basics and I have some details about the spark core written up over there. I have tried to keep t...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 06:27:03 PDT
Octanis 1: How to Make Solar Panels http://www.instructables.com/id/Octanis-1-How-to-Make-Solar-Panels/
Octanis 1: How to Make Solar Panels - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/4RV3/ICD7FXMX/FY54RV3ICD7FXMX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/4RV3/ICD7FXMX/FY54RV3ICD7FXMX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY5/4RV3/ICD7FXMX/FY54RV3ICD7FXMX.SMALL.jpg octanisorg Octanis 1 will fly to Antarctica and land a satellite controlled rover. To do this, it needs lots of power and it will get it from the sun! Here's a guide on how to make Octanis' solar panels.Find out more about the rover mission: http://octanis.org/ Cut your cells Cutting solar cells is the tric...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:59:38 PDT
Vizio Flat Screen Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Vizio-Flat-Screen-Repair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/69IM/HAOPWBXG/FM769IMHAOPWBXG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/69IM/HAOPWBXG/FM769IMHAOPWBXG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/69IM/HAOPWBXG/FM769IMHAOPWBXG.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Don't trash it, FIX IT!  If you are capable of taking the back off the TV you are capable of fixing it.  Check out the video description for where I sourced parts for the TV.
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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 20:22:09 PST
Splice Cable Like A Rocket Scientist http://www.instructables.com/id/Splice-Cable-Like-A-Rocket-Scientist/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 13:31:51 PDT
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Basic-Electronics-to-the-Internet-IoT/
Taking Basic Electronics to the Internet (IoT) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OT9O/ICBRWZ54/FR4OT9OICBRWZ54.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OT9O/ICBRWZ54/FR4OT9OICBRWZ54.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/OT9O/ICBRWZ54/FR4OT9OICBRWZ54.SMALL.jpg LightBug After experimenting and having fun with IoT using a Spark Core, I realized I could add a series of tutorials up on Instructables. So this instructable is the first of a series of instructables, in which I'm going to show you how to connect your everyday electronics to the internet. The micro-control...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 06:27:43 PDT
How to strip and connect wires with a butt connector http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-strip-and-connect-wires-with-a-butt-connect/
How to strip and connect wires with a butt connector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/J65D/HTIWH2YW/FP2J65DHTIWH2YW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/J65D/HTIWH2YW/FP2J65DHTIWH2YW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP2/J65D/HTIWH2YW/FP2J65DHTIWH2YW.SMALL.jpg tmcfau1 This is perfect for radio installs and other small electrical uses around the home or car. Skills required: Previous knowledge of stripping wire is very useful. Materials/tools required: Two wires that you need to connect, a tool that can strip wire (red handle in picture), a tool that can crimp but...
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Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:58:13 PDT
Print Conductive Circuits With An Inkjet Printer http://www.instructables.com/id/Print-Conductive-Circuits-With-An-Inkjet-Printer/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:20:40 PDT
Make a mini-fridge! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-mini-fridge/
Make a mini-fridge! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/CKNY/GP7IS78X/FGLCKNYGP7IS78X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/CKNY/GP7IS78X/FGLCKNYGP7IS78X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/CKNY/GP7IS78X/FGLCKNYGP7IS78X.SMALL.jpg andy70707 This is a good project for anyone getting into electronics or wanting an idea for something cool. This isn't exactly a "cheap" project but its not very expensive either. The total cost for this project was £16.12 (~$25 at current exchange rate), about the same as a new mini fridge from the shops. If...
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Thu, 23 Jun 2011 07:24:03 PDT
How to read color codes from resistors. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-read-color-codes-from-resistors-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/YQGE/H4AGJN0C/FIJYQGEH4AGJN0C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/YQGE/H4AGJN0C/FIJYQGEH4AGJN0C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIJ/YQGE/H4AGJN0C/FIJYQGEH4AGJN0C.SMALL.jpg Wanka7a The value of the resistor is marked on the body using colors. Every color is different number and you can remember these numbers or you can just use the table on next step. OR there are much resistor calculators that you can use. It's for the laziest people :D .  However it's your decision ,and I wi...
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 10:55:50 PDT
Make any Dumb TV a Smart TV http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-any-Dumb-TV-a-Smart-TV/
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:42:52 PST
WiFi / Internet Controlled Relays using ESP8266 - Quick, 30 minutes IoT project http://www.instructables.com/id/WiFi-Internet-Controlled-Relays-using-ESP8266-Quic/
WiFi / Internet Controlled Relays using ESP8266 - Quick, 30 minutes IoT project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/N9OK/IC4MPYIK/FLWN9OKIC4MPYIK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/N9OK/IC4MPYIK/FLWN9OKIC4MPYIK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLW/N9OK/IC4MPYIK/FLWN9OKIC4MPYIK.SMALL.jpg Robokits ESP8266 is a very popular device for IoT these days. ESP8266 is easily available as a module. Its a small and dirt cheap device which has a inbuilt controller running at 80Mhz and with optional firmware it can be used as a stand alone device without a microcontroller like arduino.Video of working pr...
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 07:50:32 PDT
How To Make Cheap PVC Project Enclosures and Boxes http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Cheap-PVC-Project-Enclosures-and-Boxes/
How To Make Cheap PVC Project Enclosures and Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/Q4DA/IC2A3IX0/FNDQ4DAIC2A3IX0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/Q4DA/IC2A3IX0/FNDQ4DAIC2A3IX0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FND/Q4DA/IC2A3IX0/FNDQ4DAIC2A3IX0.SMALL.jpg Chuck Stephens I love working with PVC. One of my favorite materials is the vinyl fence posts available at Home Depot and Lowes. It's easy to cut and turn into all kinds of things. The first thing I did with this material was to make project boxes. Here's how I do it. Making the Box I used a 4"x4" PVC fence pos...
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Mon, 13 Jul 2015 19:40:33 PDT
5 Cool Projects With a General Transistor http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Cool-Projects-With-a-General-Transistor/
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 14:24:59 PDT
Ethernet tester keychain by touch http://www.instructables.com/id/Ethernet-tester-keychain-by-touch/
Ethernet tester keychain by touch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/HBCG/IBYWZAXQ/FCKHBCGIBYWZAXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/HBCG/IBYWZAXQ/FCKHBCGIBYWZAXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCK/HBCG/IBYWZAXQ/FCKHBCGIBYWZAXQ.SMALL.jpg Narzan Qarma Ethernet tester keychain by touchI use Ethernet tester on usual basis and many times I found myself in a place where I do not have it in my hand. So, I made mine :)A simple, easy, light Ethernet tester that I can carry it in my pocket or use it as a keychain.I used watch battery that will last for t...
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Sat, 11 Jul 2015 15:23:02 PDT
Esp8266 firmware update http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-Esp-8266-firmware-update/
Esp8266 firmware update - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/2L71/I7IVLTIC/F4X2L71I7IVLTIC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/2L71/I7IVLTIC/F4X2L71I7IVLTIC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/2L71/I7IVLTIC/F4X2L71I7IVLTIC.SMALL.jpg RaviP6 The ESP8266 module is a cheap Wireless module.It has SOC(system on chip) that can handle TCP protocols.By default, these modules come with an AT command processor and can act as a serial to WiFi bridge. There is lots of info on the web about this module.I got 3 of the ESP8266 for my home automation ...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:13:43 PDT
DIY Prototype Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacture http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Prototype-Printed-Circuit-Board-PCB-Manufactur/
DIY Prototype Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Manufacture - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEC/AXWD/IBW2327Z/FECAXWDIBW2327Z.SMALL.jpg JackDavies I have built a number of projects that required PCBs to work as well as they do, I produced a number of boards for my Ultimaker 3D Printer project and I thought I would document the process of making PCBs from scratch! For the prototype stage I manufactured the boards myself as it would have been t...
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Thu, 9 Jul 2015 06:11:47 PDT
Garage Door Fingerprint Lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Fingerprint-Scanning-garage-Door-Opener/
Garage Door Fingerprint Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/5ONR/IBV0H7UA/FK55ONRIBV0H7UA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/5ONR/IBV0H7UA/FK55ONRIBV0H7UA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK5/5ONR/IBV0H7UA/FK55ONRIBV0H7UA.SMALL.jpg albedozero This is an electronic garage door opener designed around a SparkFun GT-511C1R fingerprint scanner. There is already a very good instructable by user nodcah that describes how to build almost this exact device, from which I took 99% of my inspiration. I'm posting this to easily share with my local ma...
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 19:26:47 PDT
InstaKISS : Networked Picture Frames http://www.instructables.com/id/InstaKISS-Networked-Picture-Frames/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:24:47 PDT
A multipurpose business card http://www.instructables.com/id/A-multipurpose-business-card/
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Wed, 8 Jul 2015 13:02:27 PDT
Home Made HD LED Projector V 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-Made-HD-LED-Projector-V-20/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 02:25:16 PDT
DIY Portable Mini Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Mini-Monitor/
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Sun, 5 Jul 2015 08:03:14 PDT
Installing a wind turbine to power my home! http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-wind-turbine-to-power-my-home/
Installing a wind turbine to power my home! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/I4CM/IBOWYRT3/F78I4CMIBOWYRT3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/I4CM/IBOWYRT3/F78I4CMIBOWYRT3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F78/I4CM/IBOWYRT3/F78I4CMIBOWYRT3.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby I finally got my Aleko WG400 wind turbine installed. This generator feeds power into my home which is already solar powered. I have become the first person on my beautiful island to implement a hybrid (solar and wind) power system for their home (not counting those yachts!). Wind power is not a reli...
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 13:02:29 PDT
Make Your Own Rechargeable Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Rechargable-Battery/
Make Your Own Rechargeable Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/HB27/IBL6A5S4/FUVHB27IBL6A5S4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/HB27/IBL6A5S4/FUVHB27IBL6A5S4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUV/HB27/IBL6A5S4/FUVHB27IBL6A5S4.SMALL.jpg Gursimran Singh 425 Batteries. Needed for just about every electronic project, electronics revolve around them. But think about it, What happens once they lose their power?We throw them aside. These batteries are building up in our landfills, so I set myself to find out how to reuse them.This project is very environmen...
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 01:22:32 PDT
Brushless DC electric motor (with hall sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Brushless-DC-electric-motor-with-hall-sensor/
Brushless DC electric motor (with hall sensor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/VNXO/IBJTJXRC/FWQVNXOIBJTJXRC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/VNXO/IBJTJXRC/FWQVNXOIBJTJXRC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/VNXO/IBJTJXRC/FWQVNXOIBJTJXRC.SMALL.jpg simpletronic This DC electric motor project uses a Hall sensor to detect the position of the rotor and turn on the electromagnet in the precise moment. Overview of device Circuit diagram & main components Sensor: UGN-3503-U hall sensorIC1: LM358N (dual OP amp)IC2: ...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:20:36 PDT
Simple Home Made PCB layout Using 'eagle software' http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Home-Made-PCB-layout-Using-eagle-software/
Simple Home Made PCB layout Using 'eagle software' - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTE/D3MQ/IBC2RZDG/FTED3MQIBC2RZDG.SMALL.jpg hemaraj (UPDATED ON : 09/07/2015) Surprise for viewers I have earned pro membership for that i got promo codes & offers from these websites (adafruit, lion brand yarns, lumi, pijuice, pisupply, brainybits).Anybody who want buy anything from those sites Click Here there i have posted all the promo code whic...
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:24:39 PDT
Nixie Driver HAT http://www.instructables.com/id/Nixie-Driver-HAT/
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 13:55:33 PDT
Measuring low resistance / 4-wire on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Measuring-low-resistance-4-wire-on-the-cheap/
Measuring low resistance / 4-wire on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/DIIP/IBHRYSP5/FZUDIIPIBHRYSP5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/DIIP/IBHRYSP5/FZUDIIPIBHRYSP5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZU/DIIP/IBHRYSP5/FZUDIIPIBHRYSP5.SMALL.jpg SA007 When measuring very low resistances the problem quickly arises that every multimeter sucks in measuring very low resistances.Most multimeters 'give up' below 10 ohms, taking very long to get a result and the accuracy is horrible.There are meters that can measure low resistances, which are 4-wire res...
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:04:34 PDT
how to get a dvd on any device http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-get-a-dvd-on-any-device/
how to get a dvd on any device - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/FA7P/IBGCBOYH/F95FA7PIBGCBOYH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/FA7P/IBGCBOYH/F95FA7PIBGCBOYH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F95/FA7P/IBGCBOYH/F95FA7PIBGCBOYH.SMALL.jpg TyM2 for ages we all like dvd rippers only problem we can only get them for pc but we can change that u can get the dvd on u phone with out dvd to digtal here how Download amerisoft dvd ripper ok heres da link to downloadhttp://www.aimersoft.com/dvd-ripper.html Riping dvd to any file open the dvd r...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 10:06:58 PDT
Smart Home (model) http://www.instructables.com/id/Smart-Home-model/
Smart Home (model) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/UM5R/IBGC7EXD/FXTUM5RIBGC7EXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/UM5R/IBGC7EXD/FXTUM5RIBGC7EXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXT/UM5R/IBGC7EXD/FXTUM5RIBGC7EXD.SMALL.jpg TronikMaker We live in the modern age. The internet is at the reach of our hands and smart devices are almost in every pocket. The technology we have, can help us to: save more energy, cut costs and keep the Earth green at the same time,save our time that we can spend somewhere else,improve our living comfort i...
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Sun, 28 Jun 2015 05:19:55 PDT
Pen solder feeder hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Pen-solder-feeder-hack/
Pen solder feeder hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/BGWR/IBC2DFI5/F3HBGWRIBC2DFI5.SMALL.jpg ptkrf Hi! Today I have a special soldering quick tip for you: how to create an ultra cheap solder feeder. Once you start using it, it's much like with soldering fume extractor: you didn't know you needed one until you tried using it. And much like building a fume extractor, solder feeder is just as easy t...
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 14:07:13 PDT
Three Transistor Short Wave Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Three-Transistor-Short-Wave-Radio/
Three Transistor Short Wave Radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RDY5/IB8Q9H9I/F7HRDY5IB8Q9H9I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RDY5/IB8Q9H9I/F7HRDY5IB8Q9H9I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7H/RDY5/IB8Q9H9I/F7HRDY5IB8Q9H9I.SMALL.jpg netzener The 60's and 70's were the golden age of electronic kit building. The novice had a great many educational kits to choose from that taught basic skills and electronics theory while assembling a device that could do something useful or entertaining. An advanced builder could use "sweat equity" to ine...
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:02:55 PDT
Motion activated dropping spider, low cost, no programming http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-easy-motion-detecting-prop-dropper/
Motion activated dropping spider, low cost, no programming - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/S44H/GFRWMBK0/FACS44HGFRWMBK0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/S44H/GFRWMBK0/FACS44HGFRWMBK0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAC/S44H/GFRWMBK0/FACS44HGFRWMBK0.SMALL.jpg PaulMakesThings In this Intstuctable I’m going to show you how to make a very simple motion activated spider that drops down rapidly and startles anyone that walks underneath, then retracts. I designed this to be an inexpensive and practical electronics project that a beginner can make. The sensor directly powers...
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Fri, 29 Oct 2010 22:26:34 PDT
PVC Fig Rig Camera Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Fig-Rig-Camera-Mount/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 12:41:59 PDT
How to make a speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-speaker-4/
How to make a speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/TKG5/IB8I52X9/FT3TKG5IB8I52X9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/TKG5/IB8I52X9/FT3TKG5IB8I52X9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT3/TKG5/IB8I52X9/FT3TKG5IB8I52X9.SMALL.jpg argha halder Hey everyone!Have you ever wondered how speakers in your phone or your headphones create sound? It might seem complicated, but as a matter of fact, it is quite simple, and you could even make your own speaker with some scrap materials and a bit of time. In this instructable I am going to show you o...
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Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:31:28 PDT
Powering your project http://www.instructables.com/id/Powering-your-project/
Powering your project - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/3UK8/IB4AEC55/F8P3UK8IB4AEC55.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/3UK8/IB4AEC55/F8P3UK8IB4AEC55.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/3UK8/IB4AEC55/F8P3UK8IB4AEC55.SMALL.jpg SA007 Every electronic or electric project needs power, but how to select what kind of power supply you project needs.There are so many types out there, what are the things to keep in mind when browsing your local store or digging in a box of recycled parts?In this instructable I hope to give you a clear ...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:11:42 PDT