Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - make - electronics - diy http://www.instructables.com Thu, 11 Feb 2016 03:06:49 PST BLOX v1.01 How to Make an Arcade Marquee Lightbox http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Arcade-Marquee-Lightbox/
How to Make an Arcade Marquee Lightbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6J72/IK7BTML9/FTL6J72IK7BTML9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6J72/IK7BTML9/FTL6J72IK7BTML9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/6J72/IK7BTML9/FTL6J72IK7BTML9.SMALL.jpg MakeItYoutube Old school arcade games are back! Learn how to make a marquee lightbox and bring your favorite game to any room!Don't know a lot about wood-working? Neither do I! I made this to help me learn!If anyone is a wood-shop expert, feel free to give some tips! Video Watch this video instead of the writt...
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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
5 Things You Can Make With Spare Resistors! http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Things-You-Can-Make-With-Spare-Resistors/
5 Things You Can Make With Spare Resistors! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/PKD6/IH54DRRC/F18PKD6IH54DRRC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/PKD6/IH54DRRC/F18PKD6IH54DRRC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/PKD6/IH54DRRC/F18PKD6IH54DRRC.SMALL.jpg yonatan24 In this Instructable, You will see 5 Awesome Things You Can Make With Spare Resistors!This Instructable will not have any kind of resistor jewelry, But here are a few you might be interested in:Earrings---Rings---Bracelets (WikiHow)---Necklaces (thecraftysisters.com)Don't forget to visit my Instruc...
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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 03:53:11 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
Automated Photo Booth takes a picture and posts it on Twitter with Arduino and 1Sheeld http://www.instructables.com/id/Automated-Photo-Booth-takes-a-picture-and-posts-it/
Automated Photo Booth takes a picture and posts it on Twitter with Arduino and 1Sheeld - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/PFJL/I7IVQ48Y/F4TPFJLI7IVQ48Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/PFJL/I7IVQ48Y/F4TPFJLI7IVQ48Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4T/PFJL/I7IVQ48Y/F4TPFJLI7IVQ48Y.SMALL.jpg ashraf nabil Anybody wonders one day to make a photo booth in any event. Actually a couple of days ago there was for the first time in Egypt "Cairo Mini Maker Faire" event, where around 3000 makers all over Egypt came to celebrate this event. I tried to implement a low cost, fancy and easily to be implemented ph...
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 06:52:20 PDT
Circuit Breaker for Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-Breaker-for-Power-Supply/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:51:04 PST
How to make a robot clean your room http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-robot-clean-your-room/
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:26:06 PST
Use the Switcheroo to unlock doors with your smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-the-Switcheroo-to-unlock-doors-with-your-smart/
Use the Switcheroo to unlock doors with your smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/93PS/I5P7J0BV/F8H93PSI5P7J0BV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/93PS/I5P7J0BV/F8H93PSI5P7J0BV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/93PS/I5P7J0BV/F8H93PSI5P7J0BV.SMALL.jpg dangerousthings Use the Switcheroo to upgrade an electronic deadbolt so you can open it with your smartphone or tablet! The Switcheroo is a Bluetooth low energy development board that allows your Bluetooth enabled device to control things. Build your own projects or modify existing devices - it's a cinch with Switc...
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:45:29 PST
Wifi CONTROLLED COFFEE COASTER with COLOR CHANGING TEMPERATURE INDICATOR LED http://www.instructables.com/id/CLOUD-CONTROLLED-LED-COLOR-CHANGING-COFFEE-COASTER/
Wifi CONTROLLED COFFEE COASTER with COLOR CHANGING TEMPERATURE INDICATOR LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/0TTN/I441WK0B/FB60TTNI441WK0B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/0TTN/I441WK0B/FB60TTNI441WK0B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB6/0TTN/I441WK0B/FB60TTNI441WK0B.SMALL.jpg pelegren Knowing when to drink and enjoy your coffee has been explored in many ways. One of them is the LED colour changing coffee coaster temperature. LED lights up if the temperature threshold is reached. By utilizing tri-color LED with built in IC, coffee coaster has become very attractive and exciting to...
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 14:57:20 PST
Build A Cheap Handcrafted CNC Mill http://www.instructables.com/id/My-Cheap-Handcrafted-CNC-Mill-Unfinished-Prototype/
Build A Cheap Handcrafted CNC Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/N155/I3VH9UKW/F2LN155I3VH9UKW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/N155/I3VH9UKW/F2LN155I3VH9UKW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/N155/I3VH9UKW/F2LN155I3VH9UKW.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Ever since I knew what a CNC was, I've dreamed of having one. As a kid, my parents didn't take it seriously. They said it was too impractical to buy one, specially for my age. CNC and 3D printing services in our country were absent at that time. I was very eager of building a DIY version so dreamed ...
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Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:42:43 PST
How to turn a mouse into an optical Pen (OPTIPEN) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-OPTICAL-PEN-OPTIPEN/
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:35:32 PDT
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) http://www.instructables.com/id/R-Pi-control-Android-iPhone-via-OSC/
DIY iPhone controller for Raspberry-Pi (OSC) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/HMYR/HXCCLU1U/FJJHMYRHXCCLU1U.SMALL.jpg Greg0reo To start off this project I would like to explain how all this will work. We will be using a form of communication called OSC (Open Sound Control) and an app called "TouchOSC" which is available on the Google Play and Apple app store, along with pyOSC. What we will do is the following:- Create a sui...
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Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:04:26 PDT
TWSU DIY Speaker Kit (Cardboard Speaker) http://www.instructables.com/id/TWSU-DIY-Speaker-Kit-Cardboard-Speaker/
TWSU DIY Speaker Kit (Cardboard Speaker) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/NC8N/HNID136R/FG8NC8NHNID136R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/NC8N/HNID136R/FG8NC8NHNID136R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG8/NC8N/HNID136R/FG8NC8NHNID136R.SMALL.jpg techwillsaveus Welcome to our first DIY Speaker Kit Instructable. In order to make this speaker you need one of our DIY Speaker Kits which you can buy from our online shop This guide is one of many that are meant to show what cool things you can do with our kits. In case you haven't heard of Technology Will Save...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 08:56:08 PST
Makey Makey Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Makey-Makey-Piano/
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Sun, 8 Sep 2013 11:04:15 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
How to Make an Airsoft/Paintball Landmine [HD Video Tutorial] http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-AirsoftPaintball-Landmine/
How to Make an Airsoft/Paintball Landmine [HD Video Tutorial] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/1QR5/GQ5QCIVI/FXB1QR5GQ5QCIVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/1QR5/GQ5QCIVI/FXB1QR5GQ5QCIVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/1QR5/GQ5QCIVI/FXB1QR5GQ5QCIVI.SMALL.jpg NightHawkInLight In this video I show how to make a landmine with a remote charge for use in airsoft or paintball. Baking soda is used in the charge because it is cheap, non toxic, and not flammable. If you like this video be sure to share it on Facebook and give it a 1+ on Google Plus! Parts List: ----------------...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 09:56:15 PDT
How to make Ubuntu look like a Mac http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Ubuntu-look-like-a-Mac/
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Fri, 25 Mar 2011 16:53:54 PDT
How to build a Computer. A rundown on computer parts. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Computer-A-rundown-on-computer-par/
How to build a Computer. A rundown on computer parts. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/NNVE/GFRWR3U6/FF0NNVEGFRWR3U6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/NNVE/GFRWR3U6/FF0NNVEGFRWR3U6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF0/NNVE/GFRWR3U6/FF0NNVEGFRWR3U6.SMALL.jpg Captin69 In this instructable I am going to attempt to show you how to build your own computer. I built this computer for about 700 with monitor. But you can build a computer for as little as 200-300 if you do it right. The lights, lighted fans and wire sleeves are not necessary but i think they look good.  ...
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Mon, 1 Nov 2010 20:04:32 PDT
Multifunction Alarm Clock to be able to most easily make in the world. http://www.instructables.com/id/Multifunction-Alarm-Clock-to-be-able-to-most-easil/
Multifunction Alarm Clock to be able to most easily make in the world. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/7D97/GCJ0ZZYR/FMM7D97GCJ0ZZYR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/7D97/GCJ0ZZYR/FMM7D97GCJ0ZZYR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMM/7D97/GCJ0ZZYR/FMM7D97GCJ0ZZYR.SMALL.jpg mxdwdn --Overview-- This is a multifunctional alarm clock that anyone can most easily make in the world which operates by the stand-alone. Everyone can easily make it from a few parts though time cannot be displayed. Consumption current is about 0.008 mA, so the battery continues for a long time. The oper...
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Fri, 13 Aug 2010 00:27:38 PDT
Tilt Sensor Tutorial http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Sensor-Tutorial/
Tilt Sensor Tutorial - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/4XII/FWS6K6JS/F8Z4XIIFWS6K6JS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/4XII/FWS6K6JS/F8Z4XIIFWS6K6JS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Z/4XII/FWS6K6JS/F8Z4XIIFWS6K6JS.SMALL.jpg adafruit What is a tilt sensor? Tilt sensors allow you to detect orientation or inclination. They are small, inexpensive, low-power and easy-to-use. If used properly, they will not wear out. Their simplicity makes them popular for toys, gadgets and appliances. Sometimes they are referred to as "mercury swi...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 09:31:02 PDT
Getting started with the Maxbotix sonar sensor - quick start guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-started-with-the-Maxbotix-sonar-sensor-q/
Getting started with the Maxbotix sonar sensor - quick start guide - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/HEMK/FWA98QO9/F3HHEMKFWA98QO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/HEMK/FWA98QO9/F3HHEMKFWA98QO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/HEMK/FWA98QO9/F3HHEMKFWA98QO9.SMALL.jpg adafruit The MaxSonar EZ1 provides very short to long-range detection and ranging, in an incredibly small package. It can detect objects from 0-inches to 254-inches (6.45-meters) and provides sonar range information from 6-inches out to 254-inches with 1-inch resolution. (Objects from 0 inches to 6-inches ra...
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Tue, 23 Jun 2009 20:01:13 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
Light Theremin http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Theremin/
Light Theremin - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/LDA2/FV15TPWH/F1FLDA2FV15TPWH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/LDA2/FV15TPWH/F1FLDA2FV15TPWH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1F/LDA2/FV15TPWH/F1FLDA2FV15TPWH.SMALL.jpg TXTCLA55 The Light Theremin is a simple to build instrument that uses light and shadows to create sound. The theremin circuit used nomally for these insruments are quite complex, this one however is as simple as a 555 Timer IC and some basic components from your scrap box. so with out any more delay...Lets g...
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Sat, 13 Jun 2009 12:48:38 PDT
Photocell tutorial! http://www.instructables.com/id/Photocell-tutorial/
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Wed, 10 Jun 2009 13:38:15 PDT
Make a Lithium Thionyl Chloride Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Lithium-Thionyl-Chloride-Battery/
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Sun, 24 May 2009 11:46:19 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
Proto Shield http://www.instructables.com/id/Proto-Shield/
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Sat, 16 May 2009 16:49:06 PDT
LED Throwie - Instant Messanger Tube http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Throwie-Instant-Messanger-Tube/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2008 11:09:56 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
Fun with IKEA lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Fun-with-IKEA-lamp/
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Thu, 3 Jan 2008 23:44:36 PST
DIY LCD backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-LCD-backlight/
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By: AP Digital light

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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 23:07:44 PST
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
USB Powered Desk Fan From JUNK http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-Desk-Fan-From-JUNK/
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By: TheOneEyedHobo

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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 15:22:15 PDT
Make a Brass Soldering Iron Tip (, How I ...) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Brass-Soldering-Iron-Tip-%2c-How-I-.../
Make a Brass Soldering Iron Tip (, How I ...) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/S1VE/F1OABPFQ/FGVS1VEF1OABPFQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/S1VE/F1OABPFQ/FGVS1VEF1OABPFQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGV/S1VE/F1OABPFQ/FGVS1VEF1OABPFQ.SMALL.jpg VIRON Well I don't have a very well tooled machine shop at all, but my first soldering iron had a brass or bronze tip, and other people have remarked about how new tips don't last as long as rare or unobtainable brass ones from times gone by. I can't say how good this is yet since I just made it and will...
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Mon, 14 May 2007 00:55:26 PDT
The return of the dead flatbed scanner http://www.instructables.com/id/The-return-of-the-dead-flatbed-scanner/
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Wed, 14 Feb 2007 04:22:42 PST
Hand Motion Controlled R/C Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Hand-Motion-Controlled-RC-Car/
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Tue, 13 Feb 2007 16:38:07 PST
Tilt Activated Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Tilt-Activated-Switch/
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Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:45:44 PST
Instructables is like Crack! http://www.instructables.com/id/Instructables-is-like-Crack!/
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Fri, 17 Nov 2006 14:54:04 PST
MAKE a CD player http://www.instructables.com/id/MAKE-a-CD-player/
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Mon, 16 Oct 2006 11:26:30 PDT
Disposable camera coilgun http://www.instructables.com/id/Disposable-camera-coilgun/
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By: AlfonsVH

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Thu, 14 Sep 2006 18:26:19 PDT
Reviving an external DVD R/RW http://www.instructables.com/id/Reviving-an-external-DVD-RRW/
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Sat, 12 Aug 2006 08:16:10 PDT
Acoustic Guitar Pickup http://www.instructables.com/id/Acoustic-Guitar-Pickup/
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Wed, 8 Mar 2006 22:54:58 PST