Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - hack - arduino - popular http://www.instructables.com Fri, 1 Aug 2014 03:28:33 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino PIR Motion Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-PIR-Motion-Sensor/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:20 PDT
Turn on and off your things with a laser! http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-on-and-off-your-things-with-a-laser/
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By: XicoMBD

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Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:12:33 PDT
Hack an old iPod using an Android and an Arduino. http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-Your-Old-iPod-Device-Make-A-Bluetooth-Control/
Hack an old iPod using an Android and an Arduino. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/LEI6/HV9HTQBB/F59LEI6HV9HTQBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/LEI6/HV9HTQBB/F59LEI6HV9HTQBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/LEI6/HV9HTQBB/F59LEI6HV9HTQBB.SMALL.jpg Erroneous Data This tutorial shows you how to use an Arduino to turn that old dusty music player into a Bluetooth controlled docking station. Even if it has a cracked screen or a dead battery it can still be used.The following instructions will show you how use an Arduino and a couple of cheap parts to set up a Mu...
By: Erroneous Data

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Sat, 17 May 2014 19:46:35 PDT
$8 GPS Receiver Hack! http://www.instructables.com/id/8-GPS-Receiver-Hack/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:38:34 PDT
Motion Sensing Digital Camera & Alarm (a.k.a. the Critter Cam) http://www.instructables.com/id/Motion-Sensing-Digital-Camera-Alarm-aka-the-Critte/
Motion Sensing Digital Camera & Alarm (a.k.a. the Critter Cam) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/QFMQ/HUZKFUK3/FN6QFMQHUZKFUK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/QFMQ/HUZKFUK3/FN6QFMQHUZKFUK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FN6/QFMQ/HUZKFUK3/FN6QFMQHUZKFUK3.SMALL.jpg RTGoldman Welcome to my instructable on how to make an Arduino-controlled motion sensing camera and alarm!The motivation behind this project, which I worked on in my electronics class at Pomona College, was the need to keep away varmints (particularly raccoons) that were digging up my parents' yard. Although ...
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Fri, 9 May 2014 20:21:26 PDT
Printer to vinyl cutter hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Printer-to-vinyl-cutter-hack/
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:37:22 PDT
OpenSquare - Write big with a RC car http://www.instructables.com/id/OpenSquare-Write-big-with-a-RC-car/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 08:00:54 PST
Robot arm from a desk lamp (IKEA Tertial hack) http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-arm-from-a-desk-lamp-IKEA-Tertial-hack/
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Sat, 7 Dec 2013 10:34:59 PST
Hack any Phone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-any-Phone/
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:32:52 PST
Secret Compartment Chess Set http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Compartment-Chess-Set/
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 12:58:49 PDT
The Asteroid Belt http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Asteroid-Belt/
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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 03:44:38 PDT
How to Make Musical Floppy Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Musical-Floppy-Drives/
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Thu, 31 May 2012 23:10:55 PDT
Arduino-Controlled Chemical Foam Spewing Pumpkin http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Controlled-Chemical-Foam-Spewing-Pumpkin/
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Mon, 5 Nov 2012 11:33:57 PST
Arduino text'in http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-textin/
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Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:51:59 PDT
Self-Watering Plant http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Plant/
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:26:43 PDT
$2 sun tracker circuit - healthy discussion! http://www.instructables.com/id/2-sun-tracker-circuit/
$2 sun tracker circuit - healthy discussion! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F25/FKN2/H2WEYL88/F25FKN2H2WEYL88.SMALL.jpg gtoal My apologies to any of the 1400 or so people who've read this Instructable in the day since it was published; I described an idea I was sure would work, and I was so excited to get it out there where people could try it, that I didn't wait until I could get the parts I needed to fully test it myself...
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Thu, 14 Jun 2012 20:15:04 PDT
FireHero: Turn Guitar Hero into an extreme sport by adding flamethrowers! http://www.instructables.com/id/FireHero-Turn-Guitar-Hero-into-an-extreme-sport-b/
FireHero: Turn Guitar Hero into an extreme sport by adding flamethrowers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/4BIW/H0OJ2TWQ/F0V4BIWH0OJ2TWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/4BIW/H0OJ2TWQ/F0V4BIWH0OJ2TWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/4BIW/H0OJ2TWQ/F0V4BIWH0OJ2TWQ.SMALL.jpg oswaldonfire So, long ago I  had read about propane fire poofers. They're pretty cool... I mean, who doesn't love fire?! But, no matter how awesome, they could get pretty boring after a while of seeing the same large fireball. I never built one because I wanted something that would be exci...
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Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:50:08 PDT
The IKEA Robot Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/The-IKEA-Robot-Lamp-Adding-the-servos/
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Mon, 30 Jan 2012 07:51:23 PST
USB Biofeedback Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Biofeedback-Game-Controller/
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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 05:17:28 PST
Make a Fire Breathing Animetronic Pony from FurReal Butterscotch or S'Mores http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Fire-Breathing-Animetronic-Pony-from-FurRea/
Make a Fire Breathing Animetronic Pony from FurReal Butterscotch or S'Mores - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/OAMC/GVSACZDB/F12OAMCGVSACZDB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/OAMC/GVSACZDB/F12OAMCGVSACZDB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F12/OAMC/GVSACZDB/F12OAMCGVSACZDB.SMALL.jpg lvl_joe For Maker Faire Detroit 2011, I displayed a hack I made to a FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony. My fellow LVL1 Hackers and I had taken control of the motor control system of the toy and added a flame thrower to it.  It seemed to go over really well with the crowd, so I am putting up the information ...
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 23:58:02 PST
DIY Turntable http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Turntable/
DIY Turntable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/759S/GVP294AH/F1D759SGVP294AH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/759S/GVP294AH/F1D759SGVP294AH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/759S/GVP294AH/F1D759SGVP294AH.SMALL.jpg araid You always wanted to be a Disc-Jockey. You know nothing about beats, delays or mixing but, damn, scratching is like the coolest thing ever invented! If this is also your case, follow this instructable to build a low-fi DJ set: the DIY Turntable as featured on Gizmodo and Engadget, and take the chan...
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Mon, 5 Dec 2011 10:36:03 PST
Arduino Basics: RCtime http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Basics-RCtime/
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 17:05:22 PST
Lunchtime Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Lunchtime-Clock/
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Mon, 17 Jan 2011 11:09:33 PST
Robot Platform including h-bridges from $10 R/C Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Platform-including-h-bridges-from-10-RC-Ca/
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