Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - electronics - popular http://www.instructables.com Mon, 22 Sep 2014 01:42:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Li-ion battery charging http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-ion-battery-charging/
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:04:41 PDT
Easy high voltage fly swatter mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-high-voltage-fly-swatter-mod/
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By: The Freak

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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:28:54 PDT
Portable Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-USB-Charger/
Portable Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SMALL.jpg jenfoxbot Portable USB chargers are incredibly useful for adventures in the great outdoors, festivals, traveling, or if you are out-and-about all day. Adding in a solar panel provides an additional source of mobile power useable nearly everywhere. This project can be built for ~ $20, even if you don't have...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:31:11 PDT
Re-purpose a Floppy Disk Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-purpose-a-Floppy-Disk-Case/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:45:51 PDT
Making a USB Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-USB-Game-Controller/
Making a USB Game Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SMALL.jpg NextFab Here at NextFab, we designed a fully functional, USB game controller for Philly Tech Week. This project will be particularly tricky without some more serious electronics equipment or a local makerspace with the proper tools, but we thought we would post our walk-through in case you do have the acce...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:36:25 PDT
DIY Small Bench Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Small-Bench-Power-Supply/
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:59:29 PDT
Doorbell that Turns on a Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Doorbell-that-Turns-on-a-Light/
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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:42:36 PDT
Renew your Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery with Distilled Water! http://www.instructables.com/id/Renew-your-Sealed-Lead-Acid-SLA-battery-with-Disti/
Renew your Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery with Distilled Water! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SKBT/I02YHU9M/FCISKBTI02YHU9M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SKBT/I02YHU9M/FCISKBTI02YHU9M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCI/SKBT/I02YHU9M/FCISKBTI02YHU9M.SMALL.jpg vanwinklec SLA stands for Sealed Lead Acid. It is a type of lead acid battery that more secure and can be found in anything from Home Security systems to electric bike batteries and just like Car Batteries which are standard Lead acid batteries, SLA batteries can dry up too!This instructable was inspired by ht...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:10:22 PDT
littleBits Real-Time Weather Dashboard http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-Real-Time-Weather-Dashboard/
littleBits Real-Time Weather Dashboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/V89Q/I03OATPO/F28V89QI03OATPO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/V89Q/I03OATPO/F28V89QI03OATPO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F28/V89Q/I03OATPO/F28V89QI03OATPO.SMALL.jpg littleBits Visit the littleBits project page for more DIY project ideas.Monitor current and forecasted weather data with littleBits and a little coding. These customizableand modular weather boxes display current temperature, the forecasted high and low temperatures for the day, and the forecasted conditions f...
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:05:24 PDT
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-working-touchscreen-stylus-for-your-phone-o/
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/DARU/H5IRVEIZ/F3HDARUH5IRVEIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/DARU/H5IRVEIZ/F3HDARUH5IRVEIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/DARU/H5IRVEIZ/F3HDARUH5IRVEIZ.SMALL.jpg NXTHacker Do you use your phone or tablet a lot? Does your fingers hurt after a few hours? Or do you just want to use a stylus to doodle on your tablet? Remember the fuss about foam and tin foil to just make a stylus? Here is the solution! You can make this from old stuff you find from around the house or ...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 06:41:29 PDT
Projector led lamp 100w http://www.instructables.com/id/Projector-led-lamp-100w/
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Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:10:35 PDT
DIY Electronic Cigarette http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electronic-Cigarette/
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 11:42:26 PDT
Raspberry Pi Soil Moisture Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Soil-Moisture-Sensor-1/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:51:09 PDT
Geluid breien / sound embracer http://www.instructables.com/id/Geluid-breien-sound-embracer/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 04:02:18 PDT
Draw a Touch Sensor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Draw-a-Touch-Sensor/
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:00:56 PDT
How to get an unlimited supply of electronic components for under $10. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-an-unlimited-supply-of-electronic-compo/
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Sat, 6 Sep 2014 09:05:32 PDT
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - MCU Version http://www.instructables.com/id/Modification-of-the-Lexmark-E260-for-Direct-Laser--1/
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - MCU Version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJX/ZQJG/HZMJ32WT/FJXZQJGHZMJ32WT.SMALL.jpg mlerman Change #1: In step 10, 2nd paragraph, the hole should be 4mm from the edge, not 5mm.Change #2: In step 5, do not put tape or heat shrink on the ends of the added shaft. leave them bare. Change #3: In step 5 the springs should be a little looser. Either cut them to 1.75 inches instead of 1.5 inches o...
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:13:01 PDT
Simple surveillence bug http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-surveillence-bug/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:13:59 PDT
Mapping the innards of a keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Mapping-the-innards-of-a-keyboard/
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Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:54:12 PDT
How to Write a Good Electronics Instructable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Write-a-Good-Electronics-Instructable/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 19:27:51 PDT
How To Make A Dark Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Dark-Sensor/
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Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:59:04 PDT
Soundwave Portable Electronics Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Soundwave-Portable-Electronics-Workstaion/
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:01:15 PDT
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/22-Inch-Cinema-in-Your-Car/
22 Inch Cinema in Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWZ/0TUG/HZB3SP1P/FWZ0TUGHZB3SP1P.SMALL.jpg Renard_Bleu Road trips with kids can be a royal pain in the asterisk without proper entertainment. We discovered those portable DVD players a few years back and have never looked back. Our recent model went on the fritz, and I decided to kick it up a notch with some gear that I had from other projects. Unfortun...
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Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:33:38 PDT
DIY PCB using Liquid Photoresist http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PCB-using-Liquid-Photoresist/
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:35:29 PDT
All You Need to Know About LEDs http://www.instructables.com/id/All-You-Need-to-Know-bout-LEDs/
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 05:30:18 PDT
littleBits DIY Smart Thermostat http://www.instructables.com/id/littleBits-DIY-Smart-Thermostat/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 08:50:55 PDT
Chemical and drilling free, card PCBs http://www.instructables.com/id/Chemical-and-drilling-free-card-PCBs/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:28:53 PDT
BMW 530i - Adding The BMW "Sports Mode" Button Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/BMW-530i-Adding-The-BMW-Sports-Mode-Button-Hack/
BMW 530i - Adding The BMW "Sports Mode" Button Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/I4T4/HZ13FSYS/FMBI4T4HZ13FSYS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/I4T4/HZ13FSYS/FMBI4T4HZ13FSYS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMB/I4T4/HZ13FSYS/FMBI4T4HZ13FSYS.SMALL.jpg lovepistol This instructable will uncover the option to add the BMW sports driving mode on all 2006 BMW 530i's with the E60 chassis. The sports driving mode was never offered for this particular model, even though they classify this car model as a sport model, you couldn't get the actual sport driving mode. ...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:46:00 PDT
Easy 2$ Radio WalkieTalkie http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-2-Radio-WalkieTalkie/
Easy 2$ Radio WalkieTalkie - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/ZW79/HZ13E21R/FASZW79HZ13E21R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/ZW79/HZ13E21R/FASZW79HZ13E21R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAS/ZW79/HZ13E21R/FASZW79HZ13E21R.SMALL.jpg aaaaoooo This instructible is a collection of ideas to make a very low cost walkie talkie Range can go 1km based on the transmitter selection . Walkie talkies are easy but the coils IF transformers , matching reciever etc are very boring .Mainly a usable FM walkie needs three parts 1)tx-rx circuits : we w...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 03:47:57 PDT
DIY Bluetooth Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Bluetooth-Headphones/
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:44:45 PDT
How To Extract Gold From Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Extract-Gold-From-Electronics/
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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:19:46 PDT
How to calibrate a cheap temperature sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-calibrate-a-cheap-temperature-sensor/
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Sat, 9 Aug 2014 02:16:55 PDT
Arduino Programmable Constant Current Power Resistance Load http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Programmable-Constant-Current-Power-Resist/
Arduino Programmable Constant Current Power Resistance Load - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/ZCJ3/HYL0NGEA/F2UZCJ3HYL0NGEA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/ZCJ3/HYL0NGEA/F2UZCJ3HYL0NGEA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2U/ZCJ3/HYL0NGEA/F2UZCJ3HYL0NGEA.SMALL.jpg wigman27 Glad to see you have arrived on this page to learn how to build a programmable constant direct current dummy load. This load will allow you to draw a set current from any source. This load can also be set to a constant resistance or a constant power.I have been working in the Electrical Engineering ...
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Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:51:35 PDT
How to extend the lifetime of you TATTU professional UAV lipo battery http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-extend-the-lifetime-of-you-TATTU-profession/
How to extend the lifetime of you TATTU professional UAV lipo battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/6N98/HYJ87SR7/FRR6N98HYJ87SR7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/6N98/HYJ87SR7/FRR6N98HYJ87SR7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRR/6N98/HYJ87SR7/FRR6N98HYJ87SR7.SMALL.jpg gensdaniel As a kind of “accessory” for drones, TATTU professional UAV lipo battery is one most “expensive” . Not because its high retail price, but because it can easily get damaged for careless handling.How to achieve better use of a lipo battery? There are three aspect you need to take care of three parts. ...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2014 01:26:14 PDT
Make a One Tube Radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-One-Tube-Radio/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:05:14 PDT
How to reuse the old LCD Screen of your broken Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-reuse-the-old-LCD-Screen-of-your-broken-Lap/
How to reuse the old LCD Screen of your broken Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/LBNU/HYE5RH6B/FBXLBNUHYE5RH6B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/LBNU/HYE5RH6B/FBXLBNUHYE5RH6B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBX/LBNU/HYE5RH6B/FBXLBNUHYE5RH6B.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab This is a super simple but also very awesome project. You can turn any modern laptop screen into a monitor with the proper driver board. Connecting those two is easy as well. Just plug in the cable and done. But I took it one step further and also build a nice case from acrylic glass. Let's build it...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 07:30:22 PDT
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards http://www.instructables.com/id/Modification-of-the-Lexmark-E260-for-Direct-Laser-/
Modification of the Lexmark E260 for Direct Laser Printing of Printed Circuit Boards - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/1MLO/HYCSXVJJ/F4S1MLOHYCSXVJJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/1MLO/HYCSXVJJ/F4S1MLOHYCSXVJJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4S/1MLO/HYCSXVJJ/F4S1MLOHYCSXVJJ.SMALL.jpg mlerman For the latest version click here: Latest versionAs an electronic hobbyist and inventor I often need to make printed circuit boards (PCBs) in single or small quantities. Usually these are relatively simple circuits: an MCU, some input conditioning circuitry, some output circuitry, and usually they a...
By: mlerman

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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 14:28:53 PDT
An experiment in transformer rewinding http://www.instructables.com/id/An-experiment-in-transformer-rewinding/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 15:48:54 PDT
Resurrect a Classic Portable B&W TV http://www.instructables.com/id/Resurrect-a-Classic-Portable-BW-TV/
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Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:29:24 PDT
Universal Portable USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-Portable-USB-Charger/
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:52:59 PDT
Repairing PCB Laminate http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-PCB-Laminate/
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:15:19 PDT
Venus Fly Trap http://www.instructables.com/id/Venus-Fly-Trap/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:43:45 PDT
Ultimate desk management, with control pannel http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-desk-cable-management-with-control-center/
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:23:05 PDT
Graphene Supercapacitor Based Battery. Charges In Seconds... http://www.instructables.com/id/Graphene-Supercapacitor-Based-Battery-Charges-In-S/
Graphene Supercapacitor Based Battery. Charges In Seconds... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/BHFI/HY12K5UG/FB3BHFIHY12K5UG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/BHFI/HY12K5UG/FB3BHFIHY12K5UG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/BHFI/HY12K5UG/FB3BHFIHY12K5UG.SMALL.jpg swest18 I've put this info up before but I hadn't revealed to anyone that it was a graphene super capacitor. After much trial and error, I figured out an excellent way to make graphene in quantities I could use to put on a film and them have rolled into a capacitor. I paid a good deal of money to have a man...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:17:39 PDT
Simple Led driver/Constant-current source 20 mA http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Led-driverConstant-current-source-20-mA/
Simple Led driver/Constant-current source 20 mA - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/EIFW/HNVJ1K1X/F9KEIFWHNVJ1K1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/EIFW/HNVJ1K1X/F9KEIFWHNVJ1K1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9K/EIFW/HNVJ1K1X/F9KEIFWHNVJ1K1X.SMALL.jpg Jan_Henrik Hello, in this project i want to show you how to make a constant-current source which gives 20mA at the output. Its also known as LEd driver, because many leds need 20 mA to light up. The input of the constant-current source can be between 5V and 15V DC, what is realy usefull for variable voltage so...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:15:25 PST
How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Run-Sensor-Cables-Through-USB-Cables/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:31 PDT
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-cool-this-summer-PC-Fan-Mod/
Stay cool this summer: PC Fan Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/63FJ/HXYCJMMC/FH263FJHXYCJMMC.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab Who does not have a dozen of those PC Fans laying around? In this build I will show you how to use those fans to produce a nice adjustable breeze during hot summer days. And it runs at least 4 hours with an ordinary 9V battery. Watch the video! The video gives you a pretty nice overview on how t...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:20:18 PDT
Conductive Paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Conductive-Paint/
Conductive Paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/4QL8/HXXBFTXO/FBB4QL8HXXBFTXO.SMALL.gif 24Eng The goal of this experiment was to try to find an alternative to commercially available conductive paint. It is incredible stuff but expensive. I've read other Instructables like Makerboat's $1 Conductive Ink and IceCats' Paper Electronics. They helped me arrive at my own recipe, which uses only two...
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:50:18 PDT
Op-amp Basics (part 2) http://www.instructables.com/id/Op-amp-Basics-part-2/
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:51:01 PDT
Scavenging Parts From Old PC Boards... http://www.instructables.com/id/Scavenging-Parts-From-Old-PC-Boards/
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Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:47:26 PDT