Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - make - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 6 May 2016 12:09:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 Arduino OLED 128X64 IIC Serial Display: printing text and moving images http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-OLED-096-IIC-Serial-128X64-Display-Setting/
Arduino OLED 128X64 IIC Serial Display: printing text and moving images - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/ZNVR/INOW2Y9D/FSAZNVRINOW2Y9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/ZNVR/INOW2Y9D/FSAZNVRINOW2Y9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSA/ZNVR/INOW2Y9D/FSAZNVRINOW2Y9D.SMALL.jpg HobbyTransform Have you bought yourself an OLED display for Arduino but don't know how to get started? Not as simple to use as you thought? Try this out! You'll learn to wire up your OLED display and communicate to it over serial (I2C). We're going to cover how to 1) send text input from the serial window on the ...
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Sun, 1 May 2016 20:56:37 PDT
DIY-GETTING STARTED WITH DRONES (WITH REMOTE CALLIBRATION) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GETTING-STARTED-WITH-DRONES-WITH-REMOTE-CALLIB/
DIY-GETTING STARTED WITH DRONES (WITH REMOTE CALLIBRATION) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/2YYB/IMI0YBF6/FBG2YYBIMI0YBF6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/2YYB/IMI0YBF6/FBG2YYBIMI0YBF6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBG/2YYB/IMI0YBF6/FBG2YYBIMI0YBF6.SMALL.jpg kavish laxkar WHat are they and who uses them? Some call them drones, some apply the label “quadcopters” ,though they can have any number of rotors or even be planes— ALSO called them “unmanned aerial systems” (UAS). I prefer to call them “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs).UAVs are and aren't new. Starting somewhe...
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Sat, 2 Apr 2016 02:27:56 PDT
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dimmable-LED-Workshop-Lighting-Extre/
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make your own extremely efficient LED lighting for your workshop! We, Makers, Never have enough lighting on our worktable, So we need to buy lamps. But as makers, We don't buy things (And get ripped off...), We MAKE them! That's why I've decided to make my ...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:54:57 PST
WAVE- The Ultimate Helping Hands Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVE-the-Ultimate-Helping-Hands-Device/
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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:02:56 PST
How to Make an Arcade Marquee Lightbox http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Arcade-Marquee-Lightbox/
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 08:03:45 PST
The Interactive Donation Box http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Interactive-Donation-Box/
The Interactive Donation Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/6QC3/IJSUZSIR/FPG6QC3IJSUZSIR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/6QC3/IJSUZSIR/FPG6QC3IJSUZSIR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPG/6QC3/IJSUZSIR/FPG6QC3IJSUZSIR.SMALL.jpg Saiyam Donation boxes can be much more interesting and attractive when you combine them with electronics and a little bit of programming. This instructable will show you how to. As the name explains, making donation boxes interactive can help you gain much more attention and make people happy at the same t...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 01:26:41 PST
Turn Your Old DSLR Into A Microscope! | DSLR Hacks #1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-Your-Old-DSLR-Into-a-Microscope-DSLR-Hacks-1/
Turn Your Old DSLR Into A Microscope! | DSLR Hacks #1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/TNRS/IJQNYPML/FKKTNRSIJQNYPML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/TNRS/IJQNYPML/FKKTNRSIJQNYPML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKK/TNRS/IJQNYPML/FKKTNRSIJQNYPML.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Did you know you can use your SLR's zoom lens as a microscope? I didn't!My uncle gave me an old SLR film camera that he didn't need, Because he knows that I love taking electronic devices apart, I was really happy because I'd never taken apart a SLR camera! A couple minutes later, My 5 year old cous...
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 03:04:49 PST
Ultimate 14-in-1 Soldering Helping Hands Station! http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-14-in-1-Soldering-Station/
Ultimate 14-in-1 Soldering Helping Hands Station! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/5UEE/IJ1PIW0N/F3M5UEEIJ1PIW0N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/5UEE/IJ1PIW0N/F3M5UEEIJ1PIW0N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3M/5UEE/IJ1PIW0N/F3M5UEEIJ1PIW0N.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 This is a project that took me about 2 months to make, Not because it's very complicated, But if you look at the list below, You'll probably understand why... I don't know why, But for some reason, It's sort of addicting to think of more features to add!This project is based on, And is a huge upgrad...
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:54:23 PST
Ceramic Capacitor Name Sign- aka what you can make with 55,000 ceramic capacitors! http://www.instructables.com/id/Ceramic-Capacitor-Name-Sign-Aka-What-You-Can-Make-/
Ceramic Capacitor Name Sign- aka what you can make with 55,000 ceramic capacitors! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/3HYH/IIDH9ZBL/F7N3HYHIIDH9ZBL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/3HYH/IIDH9ZBL/F7N3HYHIIDH9ZBL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7N/3HYH/IIDH9ZBL/F7N3HYHIIDH9ZBL.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 You probably just came to this Instructable wondering "What exactly is this? 55,000 capacitors? That's a lot!"So here, I will be showing you how to make an awesome picture frame sign of your name, Using a, Well, Pretty big amount of ceramic capacitorsFist of all, What are ceramic capacitors?Ceramic ...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 06:54:25 PST
SpectrumLED- An INSANELY Bright 200 WATT Variable Spectrum LED Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/SpectrumLED-An-INSANELY-Bright-200-WATT-Variable-S/
SpectrumLED- An INSANELY Bright 200 WATT Variable Spectrum LED Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/7CDK/IHLVOABC/FVJ7CDKIHLVOABC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/7CDK/IHLVOABC/FVJ7CDKIHLVOABC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVJ/7CDK/IHLVOABC/FVJ7CDKIHLVOABC.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Dimming and changing the color spectrum of LED's? IMPOSSIBLE! Nope... Now Not!As this is my 50th Instructable, I've decided to upload a super "special edition" Instructable:How To Make Your Own INSANELY Bright 200 WATT Variable Spectrum LED Panel - For under $25! I decided to call it "SpectrumLED"I ...
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Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:26:02 PST
How to Add Bluetooth Control to your Lightning Cloud http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Add-Bluetooth-Control-to-your-Lightning-Clo/
How to Add Bluetooth Control to your Lightning Cloud - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/APL3/IGY2B9DG/F5DAPL3IGY2B9DG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/APL3/IGY2B9DG/F5DAPL3IGY2B9DG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5D/APL3/IGY2B9DG/F5DAPL3IGY2B9DG.SMALL.jpg molecule13 We'll be adding Bluetooth Low Energy control to the Lightning Cloud we made earlier. You can use this method to add Bluetooth control to any Arduino project, just omit the last few steps. Gather Materials 1. Arduino. For this Instructable I'm using a Pro Trinket from Adafruit, but I would expect ...
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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:34:57 PST
Wearable Neopixel Sparkle http://www.instructables.com/id/Wearable-Neopixel-Sparkle/
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Sat, 10 Oct 2015 06:35:45 PDT
RC Transmitter $5 Battery Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Transmitter-5-Battery-Pack/
RC Transmitter $5 Battery Pack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/J1DY/I93FG2NV/FE1J1DYI93FG2NV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/J1DY/I93FG2NV/FE1J1DYI93FG2NV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE1/J1DY/I93FG2NV/FE1J1DYI93FG2NV.SMALL.jpg Khaleel123 I got tired of taking out and putting in 8 AA batteries in my flysky FS-T6 transmitter every time I went out to use it. So I decided to make a single pack that is rechargeable and can be swapped in and out easily. This Mod will only work on transmitters that use (12volts) 8 AA or 8 AAA batteries. ...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 00:05:03 PDT
Build A Cheap Handcrafted CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Cheap-Handcrafted-CNC-Mill-Unfinished-Prototype/
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:42:43 PST
Step Motor Elevator http://www.instructables.com/id/Step-Motor-Elevator/
Step Motor Elevator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/9PJN/I3H79IXI/FQU9PJNI3H79IXI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/9PJN/I3H79IXI/FQU9PJNI3H79IXI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/9PJN/I3H79IXI/FQU9PJNI3H79IXI.SMALL.jpg diegoserranor This instructable was created in fulfillment of the project requirement of the Makecourse at the University of South Florida (www.makecourse.com). Make Course video: https://youtu.be/VQK9tUTn_xsThe idea of an elevator came to me when I was considering to do something similar to freestanding drop to...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:14:35 PST
The Don't-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Dont-Leave-Home-Without-It-Machine/
The Don't-Leave-Home-Without-It Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/M6VW/I2P3OODC/FY3M6VWI2P3OODC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/M6VW/I2P3OODC/FY3M6VWI2P3OODC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY3/M6VW/I2P3OODC/FY3M6VWI2P3OODC.SMALL.jpg 60cyclehum Leave no one behind.Spectacles, phone, wallet, watch. Tablet, keys, pocket knife, camera. Multi-tool. USB cable and charger. Extra batteries. Outgoing mail. Coupons, tickets, medication, and makeup. Sunglasses. Contact lens case and solution. That video game you've been meaning to return. A book to ...
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:03:00 PST
Chewing Gum USB !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chewing-Gum-USB-/
Chewing Gum USB !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SMALL.jpg =SMART= Welcome to another of my awesome USB case mods !This case mod allows you to sneakily conceal your USB in a chewing gum packet, apart from being super-mega-awesome-cool this mod will stop all those annoying classmates who always borrow your usb, (you know, the ones that don't delete their files after...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:46:07 PDT
Makey Makey Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Piano/
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 11:04:15 PDT
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Emergency-Phone-Charger-MacGyver-Style/
Make an Emergency Phone Charger - MacGyver Style! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPL/LL9N/HD4VQ052/FPLLL9NHD4VQ052.SMALL.jpg The King of Random In this video, you'll learn how to "MacGyver" a 40 Watt Electrical Generator from a cordless drill and a few household items.  Here's how to charge a phone, illuminate small lights, and make electricity in a pinch. For more projects like this, check out www.thekingofrandom.com Watch the Video! ...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 06:15:46 PST
3D Printing an Ironman Helmet http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printing-an-Ironman-Helmet/
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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 09:45:41 PDT
Tilt Activated Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Switch/
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
Make a Blinky Dragonfly - Maker Faire version http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Blinky-Dragonfly-Maker-Faire-version/
Make a Blinky Dragonfly - Maker Faire version - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/CP3R/GTLTMYTE/FA9CP3RGTLTMYTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/CP3R/GTLTMYTE/FA9CP3RGTLTMYTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/CP3R/GTLTMYTE/FA9CP3RGTLTMYTE.SMALL.jpg ynze For the Maker Faire in Groningen (the Netherlands), I was so lucky to host a workshop, making stuff with visitors. So the question popped up: what would visitors like to make during a Maker Faire? Well, creatures of course! So I wanted to make a no-soldering, low cost,  one-hour version of Blinky ...
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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:34:18 PDT
How to Make a Full Auto Airsoft Minigun [Halo Inspired Mobile Turret] http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Full-Auto-Airsoft-Minigun-Halo-Insp/
How to Make a Full Auto Airsoft Minigun [Halo Inspired Mobile Turret] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/GVFO/GQPNUR7E/FYYGVFOGQPNUR7E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/GVFO/GQPNUR7E/FYYGVFOGQPNUR7E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYY/GVFO/GQPNUR7E/FYYGVFOGQPNUR7E.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight This is a type of cloud airsoft gun - named so because of how the pellets are blown around the reservoir before being fired out the barrel. Since there is nothing mechanical to get in the way of the workings of this gun the rate of fire is extremely high, an estimated 50 rounds per second. It would ...
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Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:39:49 PDT
Laser show for poor man http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-show-for-poor-man/
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Mon, 25 Feb 2008 07:02:07 PST
Acoustic Guitar Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup/
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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 22:54:58 PST
Make a Sound Tube (message in a bottle) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Sound-Tube-message-in-a-bottle/
Make a Sound Tube (message in a bottle) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/ZO79/GLGCJARU/F1HZO79GLGCJARU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/ZO79/GLGCJARU/F1HZO79GLGCJARU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/ZO79/GLGCJARU/F1HZO79GLGCJARU.SMALL.jpg ynze A sound tube is a very intuitive gadget: Make a sound in one end of the tube. Close it to store the sound inside the tube. Release the sound by opening the tube's other end. To indicate that a message is waiting to be released, a string of leds lights up when the tube is put down vertically, with t...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2011 13:48:19 PDT
Blinky the LED pet http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinky-the-LED-pet/
Blinky the LED pet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/RHDA/GE7LEUJM/FDURHDAGE7LEUJM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/RHDA/GE7LEUJM/FDURHDAGE7LEUJM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/RHDA/GE7LEUJM/FDURHDAGE7LEUJM.SMALL.jpg ynze Please meet Blinky. Blinky is a led-based life form. His driving force is his need to connect with humans. When connected, his big blue led-eyes light up cheerfully. But there's one issue always on Blinky's little, five-component brain: He is alone, and would love to get in touch with other led-bas...
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Sat, 18 Sep 2010 05:33:28 PDT
MiniPOV3 Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/MiniPOV3-Kit/
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Sat, 24 Mar 2007 21:56:01 PDT
Daft Punk Table Replica Graphics Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Daft-Punk-Table-Replica-Graphics-Controller/
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By: ian

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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:33:33 PST
Scariest Pumpkin Ever! http://www.instructables.com/id/Scariest-Pumpkin-Ever/
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By: wurx

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Tue, 20 Oct 2009 07:38:44 PDT
Make a Pencil's Lead Potentiometer (Experimentations) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Pencils-Lead-Potentiometer-Experimentatio/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2009 13:55:31 PDT
Tilt Sensor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Sensor-Tutorial/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:31:02 PDT
Temperature Sensor Tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/Temperature-Sensor-Tutorial/
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Mon, 15 Jun 2009 20:55:06 PDT
Photocell tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/Photocell-tutorial/
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By: adafruit

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:38:15 PDT
Tweet-a-watt - How to make a twittering power meter... http://www.instructables.com/id/Tweet-a-watt-How-to-make-a-twittering-power-mete/
Tweet-a-watt - How to make a twittering power meter... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/ZW50/FSSIHNNP/FYRZW50FSSIHNNP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/ZW50/FSSIHNNP/FYRZW50FSSIHNNP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYR/ZW50/FSSIHNNP/FYRZW50FSSIHNNP.SMALL.jpg adafruit Tweet-a-watt - How to make a twittering power meter... This project documents my adventures in learning how to wire up my home for wireless power monitoring. I live in a rented apartment so I don't have hacking-access to a meter or breaker panel. Since I'm still very interested in measuring my powe...
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Mon, 18 May 2009 13:54:56 PDT
TV-B-Gone Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-B-Gone-Kit/
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Sun, 17 May 2009 13:36:02 PDT
TV-B-Gone Hoodie http://www.instructables.com/id/TV-B-Gone-Hoodie/
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Thu, 11 Sep 2008 11:17:52 PDT
IR Detector http://www.instructables.com/id/IR-Detector/
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Sat, 15 Mar 2008 14:22:40 PDT
DIY LCD backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LCD-backlight/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 23:07:44 PST
Make:NYC Badge Contest entry from an old GameBoy printer http://www.instructables.com/id/MakeNYC-Badge-Contest-entry-from-an-old-GameBoy-p/
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Sat, 10 Nov 2007 15:52:57 PST
Blinkybug (Maker Faire version) http://www.instructables.com/id/Blinkybug-Maker-Faire-version/
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By: obeyken

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Sun, 22 Apr 2007 02:58:20 PDT
Arduino-Based Optical Tachometer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Optical-Tachometer/
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Sun, 16 Sep 2007 15:02:20 PDT