Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - reuse - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 22 May 2015 09:30:12 PDT BLOX v1.01 Recycled Wine Glasses http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-Wine-Glasses/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:00:30 PDT
Milk carton wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Milk-carton-wallet-1/
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Tue, 19 May 2015 08:33:02 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
Make a pretty Sardine Can Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-pretty-Sardine-Can-Box/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 15:05:57 PDT
Hobo Stove http://www.instructables.com/id/Hobo-Stove-1/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 08:37:57 PDT
Bike Generator Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Bike-Generator-Charging-Station/
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Fri, 15 May 2015 17:49:08 PDT
Project bike: Bike hangers and bottle openers from old bicycle frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-bike-Bike-hangers-and-bottle-openers-from-/
Project bike: Bike hangers and bottle openers from old bicycle frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/1VE7/I99R1LF2/FEZ1VE7I99R1LF2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/1VE7/I99R1LF2/FEZ1VE7I99R1LF2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEZ/1VE7/I99R1LF2/FEZ1VE7I99R1LF2.SMALL.jpg Raitis Some time ago I firmly decided that it's about time for me to return to riding bikes the way I like it most - fast and in the forests. The only minor issue is that I don't have one suited for this kind of riding nor do I have anything to spend on getting one. Then it struck me. Why don't I take some...
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Mon, 4 May 2015 11:59:50 PDT
Battery Eliminator from a recycled wall wart http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Eliminator-from-a-recycled-wall-wart/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 16:53:38 PDT
Adjustable Glass Bottle Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-Glass-Bottle-Cutter/
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Sat, 25 Apr 2015 06:30:29 PDT
Wireless Guitar Distortion with a Cordless Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-Guitar-Distortion-with-a-Cordless-Phone/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:11:16 PDT
HOW TO: Use Old CDs for Mosaic Craft Projects - DIY Kitchen Backsplash Tips and Tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-Use-Old-CDs-for-Mosaic-Craft-Projects-DIY-K/
HOW TO: Use Old CDs for Mosaic Craft Projects - DIY Kitchen Backsplash Tips and Tricks - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/YLNE/I8FQSBTQ/FYVYLNEI8FQSBTQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/YLNE/I8FQSBTQ/FYVYLNEI8FQSBTQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYV/YLNE/I8FQSBTQ/FYVYLNEI8FQSBTQ.SMALL.jpg upmade This instructable goes into detail about how we (my partner Renier and I) created a mosaic backsplash using CDs and the tips and tricks we learned along the way.The backsplash is truly impressive. When light shines on it, it creates beautiful colorful light shows that change depending on where you ...
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:40:39 PDT
Recycle Plastic Bags Into Usable Plastic Sheets http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-Plastic-Bags-Into-Usable-Plastic-Sheets/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:07:14 PDT
Make Your Own Plastic http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Plastic/
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Sat, 11 Apr 2015 12:03:30 PDT
How to open a light bulb without breaking it http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-open-a-light-bulb-without-breaking-it/
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Fri, 10 Apr 2015 21:05:47 PDT
Enjoy a nice cup of kite powered tea http://www.instructables.com/id/Enjoy-a-nice-cup-of-kite-powered-tea/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 17:35:53 PDT
Turn an old end table into a cigar humidor http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-old-end-table-into-a-cigar-humidor/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:56:09 PDT
Recycle Old PVC Into Flat Sheets http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycle-Old-PVC-Into-Flat-Sheets/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 13:22:18 PDT
Simple and Cheap Air Cooler with Computer Fans http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Cheap-Air-Cooler-with-Computer-Fans/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 05:08:33 PDT
Subwoofer Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/Subwoofer-Coffee-Table/
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:22:38 PDT
Pallet Coffee Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-Coffee-Machine/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 07:03:20 PST
solar lens from TV http://www.instructables.com/id/solar-lens-from-TV/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:14:20 PST
Flashlight batteries from laptop battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashlight-batteries-from-laptop-battery/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 03:33:34 PST
How to put that old computer to use. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-put-that-old-computer-to-use/
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Thu, 16 Apr 2009 21:11:34 PDT
Turn a broken 22" display into a light box http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-broken-22-display-into-a-light-box/
Turn a broken 22" display into a light box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/IL35/I6AVOXYZ/F6YIL35I6AVOXYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/IL35/I6AVOXYZ/F6YIL35I6AVOXYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/IL35/I6AVOXYZ/F6YIL35I6AVOXYZ.SMALL.jpg fefesplace Do you have a broken display at home? Need a new light?!Reuse the back light of your broken display!I had a Samsung 22" panel, LCD was broken, so I decided to transform it into a light source.First steps are simple: open the display, get the display panel out of the plastic, and remove the LCD. (sor...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 00:12:06 PST
SUN AND WIND ENERGY CONVERTED WITH OLD RECYCLED JUNK http://www.instructables.com/id/SUN-AND-WIND-ENERGY-CONVERTED-WITH-OLD-RECYCLED-JU/
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 23:00:19 PST
Ranger Bands (Rubber Bands on Steroids) http://www.instructables.com/id/Ranger-Bands-Rubber-Bands-on-Steroids/
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Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:52:28 PDT
Coat Rack made from Shopping Cart Hooks http://www.instructables.com/id/Coat-Rack-made-from-Shopping-Cart-Hooks/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 09:46:20 PST
How and what to salvage from clothes dryer (tumble dryer) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-and-what-to-salvage-from-clothes-dryer-tumble-/
How and what to salvage from clothes dryer (tumble dryer) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/H1PI/I5P7K8GP/FK8H1PII5P7K8GP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/H1PI/I5P7K8GP/FK8H1PII5P7K8GP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/H1PI/I5P7K8GP/FK8H1PII5P7K8GP.SMALL.jpg Rey-vB This is my very first instructable!How and what to salvage from a clothes dryer (tumble dryer).Hopefully this will be of some use to someone.Enjoy!(Please excuse any spelling and grammar mistakes, English is not my first language and also not my home language) Safety My dad had an old saying: "Us...
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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 17:40:16 PST
Amazing T-Shirt Quilt http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Truly-Amazing-T-Shirt-Blanket/
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 16:00:55 PST
New life to old toys through magnetism http://www.instructables.com/id/New-life-to-old-toys-through-magnetism/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 02:14:27 PST
Valentine's Surprise From Junk & Scraps http://www.instructables.com/id/Valentines-Surprise-From-Junk-Scraps/
Valentine's Surprise From Junk & Scraps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/HYDI/I5BSACSP/FZPHYDII5BSACSP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/HYDI/I5BSACSP/FZPHYDII5BSACSP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZP/HYDI/I5BSACSP/FZPHYDII5BSACSP.SMALL.jpg Gilly Did this as a bit of fun for Valentine's day coming up soon. The brief I gave myself was to create something from my recycling bin which includes food packaging and scrap craft card. I don't throw much away because food boxes are always good for crafts. I have a ton of expensive card scraps left ove...
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Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:27:21 PST
Dumpster Diving: The Right Way http://www.instructables.com/id/Dumpster-Diving-The-Right-Way/
Dumpster Diving: The Right Way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/0HE7/H5TU9RLT/F8D0HE7H5TU9RLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/0HE7/H5TU9RLT/F8D0HE7H5TU9RLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8D/0HE7/H5TU9RLT/F8D0HE7H5TU9RLT.SMALL.jpg brucedamoose16 Let me start out with this -- the only reason I'm sharing my tried and true method of dumpster diving is because it hasn't been shared on this site before and the likelihood of one of YOU encroaching on my dumpster diving territory is highly unlikely. Dumpster diving is a not so popular way to get ...
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Tue, 14 Aug 2012 22:14:02 PDT
Refurbish old laptop into new secure machine http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-old-laptop-into-new-secure-machine/
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:03:48 PST
walnut and vw parts stools/ side tables http://www.instructables.com/id/walnut-and-vw-parts-stools-side-tables/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 16:58:40 PST
NES bluetooth controller. http://www.instructables.com/id/NES-bluetooth-controller-1/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:21:17 PST
Solar Power Bank with salvaged 18650 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Bank-with-salvaged-18650/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:29:32 PST
Babybel candle http://www.instructables.com/id/Babybel-candle/
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Tue, 20 May 2014 17:38:12 PDT
Tabasco Bottle Shot Glass http://www.instructables.com/id/Tabasco-Bottle-Shot-Glass/
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:58:13 PST
Hand Etched Redwood Tree Mason Jar http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Etched-Mason-Jar-with-Redwood-Tree/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 20:22:23 PST
Unusual Uses for Plastic Lids http://www.instructables.com/id/Unusual-Uses-for-Plastic-Lids/
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:45:09 PST
Radar Gun Hacked! http://www.instructables.com/id/Radar-Gun-Hacked!/
Radar Gun Hacked! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/NN0G/F6B7SW6K/FANNN0GF6B7SW6K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/NN0G/F6B7SW6K/FANNN0GF6B7SW6K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAN/NN0G/F6B7SW6K/FANNN0GF6B7SW6K.SMALL.jpg Kipkay Turn a 'toy' radar gun into a more pratical, useful radar gun with better features! While this is a completely new and different design, my inspiration for this project came from an article I read by Ken Delahoussaye. Check out the video and see it in action! The Brains... This is the Hot Wheels...
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Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:22:52 PDT
Convert a 40 years old DIA slide projector to a Decent DIY Projector! http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-40-years-old-DIA-slide-projector-to-a-De/
Convert a 40 years old DIA slide projector to a Decent DIY Projector! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7R3K/I2S6P4WC/FDT7R3KI2S6P4WC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7R3K/I2S6P4WC/FDT7R3KI2S6P4WC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDT/7R3K/I2S6P4WC/FDT7R3KI2S6P4WC.SMALL.jpg ToutHackAmon This hack made in Cairo Hackerspace .We needed a projector in the Hackerspace for The Internet of things build night and other workshops , courses and our Friday hacker movie night .The problem is that we can't afford buying a real projector , so we made our last "Hacker Scouts event " a trip to the...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 09:01:36 PST
How To Recycle HDPE Plastic The Easy Way http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Recycle-HDPE-Plastic-The-Easy-Way/
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Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:18:40 PST
Reclaimed Wood and Pipe Bike Hangers http://www.instructables.com/id/Reclaimed-Wood-and-Pipe-Bike-Hangers/
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:22:39 PST
Harbor Freight Router Speed Control Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Harbor-Freight-Router-Speed-Control-Mod/
Harbor Freight Router Speed Control Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/W9JC/I2GJ5E4S/FP3W9JCI2GJ5E4S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/W9JC/I2GJ5E4S/FP3W9JCI2GJ5E4S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP3/W9JC/I2GJ5E4S/FP3W9JCI2GJ5E4S.SMALL.jpg Laral IntroThe Harbor Freight Router Speed Control is a bargain-priced (on sale for $19.99, with a 20% OFF coupon, just $17.40 with the tax) general purpose electrical controller, despite its very limited name. It is widely used for controlling heating elements, motors (be careful here, it only works with...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:24:05 PST
DIY Dash Camera for under $20 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Dash-Camera-for-under-20/
DIY Dash Camera for under $20 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/RV88/I1OU43VE/FRWRV88I1OU43VE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/RV88/I1OU43VE/FRWRV88I1OU43VE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRW/RV88/I1OU43VE/FRWRV88I1OU43VE.SMALL.jpg Matt2 Silver In this instructable I'll be showing you how to turn an old video capable smartphone and some random, easily acquired odds and ends into a high quality, multi-function dash mounted car video recorder, or Dash Cam. This is an awesome project that allows you to capture some of the amazing things you ...
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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 08:41:36 PDT
DIY Electromagnet from Rubbish make it yourself in a few steps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Electromagnet-from-Rubbish-make-it-yourself-in/
DIY Electromagnet from Rubbish make it yourself in a few steps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/RPL8/I1NUEK30/FPORPL8I1NUEK30.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/RPL8/I1NUEK30/FPORPL8I1NUEK30.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPO/RPL8/I1NUEK30/FPORPL8I1NUEK30.SMALL.jpg bastelking Here I show you how to make an electromagnet from rubbish.Besides a power source you only need 2 things. What you need:Power Source ( USB TTL Module 5V OUT)Ferrous Thing ( Screwdriver)Copper Coil from Electro Rubbish- also used but not necessary:BreadboardJumper WireVoltmeter Unwind Copper Coi...
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Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:05:01 PDT
Craptastic anti-theft radio http://www.instructables.com/id/Craptastic-anti-theft-radio/
Craptastic anti-theft radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/VIX6/I1B625E0/F32VIX6I1B625E0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/VIX6/I1B625E0/F32VIX6I1B625E0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/VIX6/I1B625E0/F32VIX6I1B625E0.SMALL.jpg SPECTREcat Imagine you're a thief, prowling a parking lot looking for an aftermarket radio to smash and grab. You pass by my little Civic and see only a crappy stock radio (without even a tape player) and keep walking. Not realizing it was only a fake cover over my sweet JVC receiver.This instructable shows ...
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Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:06:30 PDT
Recycled Tupperware/Storage Container from a Milk Jug http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycled-TupperwareStorage-Container-form-a-Milk-J/
Recycled Tupperware/Storage Container from a Milk Jug - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/RZSQ/I1944HF5/FEIRZSQI1944HF5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/RZSQ/I1944HF5/FEIRZSQI1944HF5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/RZSQ/I1944HF5/FEIRZSQI1944HF5.SMALL.jpg Nor-tea-a This tutorial will show you how to make a locking tupperware storage container out of everyday stuff you can find at most households. I have seen similar projects on the internet but they involved using a button or another piece to lock the lid, I wanted to keep it as simple as possible by using one...
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Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:56:30 PDT
REMIX - Shopping Cart Chairs are Awesome! http://www.instructables.com/id/REMIX-Shopping-Cart-Chairs-are-Awesome/
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Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:27:19 PDT