Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - make - electronics - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:52:16 PDT BLOX v1.01 Chewing Gum USB !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chewing-Gum-USB-/
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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/
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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/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 11:34:18 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/
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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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Tue, 13 Nov 2007 10:33:33 PST
Scariest Pumpkin Ever! http://www.instructables.com/id/Scariest-Pumpkin-Ever/
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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/
Temperature Sensor Tutorial! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/C5K1/FVW22FQW/FTHC5K1FVW22FQW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/C5K1/FVW22FQW/FTHC5K1FVW22FQW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTH/C5K1/FVW22FQW/FTHC5K1FVW22FQW.SMALL.jpg adafruit What is a temperature sensor?An analog temperature sensor is pretty easy to explain, it's a chip that tells you what the ambient temperature is!These sensors use a solid-state technique to determine the temperature. That is to say, they don't use mercury (like old thermometers), bimetallic strips (...
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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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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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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