Super Easy Yummy Microwave Potato Chips
How to Install a Furnace Booster Fan on the Cheap
Building a Sound Proof Basement Studio Room
Planning to do something similar in the basement of my house I just purchased. I'd already done some research on this, but I like your use of the acoustic caulk.. I was going to go with Green Glue of course, but the stuff you used is a lot cheaper and probably just as good. In my case, I want to keep sound out. I was going to do a staggered wall on the sides but it didn't occur to me to do something similar on the ceiling. And caulking in every single crack and hole around every wire etc.. all good useful hints!
Cute and Easy Kawaii Rainbow Charms
Super cute. Your skills have grown tremendously! I don't see where you mentioned how to get the kawaii face onto the sculptures though?
I actually have some updates to add (photos, video). So when the butterflies emerged we put in nectar for them to eat (sugar water) but unfortunately we kept getting ants in there, so we had to let them fly away pretty soon after.
Arduino Guitar Pedal
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Butterfly Garden Boxes
Thank you! I almost didn't do an instructable for this one. But I wanted to get it out there and hopefully people near by will come and see it.
Butterfly Garden BoxesView Instructable »
Anyone Can Make an Authentic Pizza
Sourdough Pizza (party)
OK wow thats super clever! Now I feel like a dope practicing how to slide a pizza off a peel... :)
Sourdough Pizza (party)View Instructable »
just think of the play doh as a wire connecting the four resistors to ground. Play doh is conductive... I mean I am sure there is some resistance so its more of a semi conductor but it gets the job done in a bomb-like way. :)
yeah that is how it goes. The play doh conducts from the resistors to the ground wire. I guess I didnt put a clear photo of that.
Happy to help?
Restore the Glow (Macbook)
Restore the Glow (Macbook)View Instructable »
Yeah they were a little tricky to get in place. Although they were also easy to bend and tweak into just the right position.Did you build one? We would love to see some pics or if you decide to do your own instructable please link it here.
So the kids play tested the same in their youth group. They enjoyed it and came back with some improvements to the game/cards which I will be incorporating in an update.
It's the complement to the shhh card. It means you can talk again...
Maximum VerbosityView Instructable »
I don't think it counts as hydroponics because the inner pots still have soil. It's more like the Ollas I referenced, which have been around for thousands of years as a form of irrigation.
The idea of a system with a fish tank and plants on top with the water circulating through it was something we also talked about. Maybe that will be a future project!
Thanks for the heads up on that. I will have to do some research on this! I will update this instructable.I wasn't sure about the photos. Some look good but some are not great. :) And I forgot to get a nicer shot of the hunks after I plated them, but they got eaten so fast I didn't have a chance...
Hunks of Burnin' LoveView Instructable »
Well, turns out the pots are actually a little TOO permeable to the water. Initially, the plants were getting too much water! So I cut the tubes down so the outer pots wouldn't fill up so high. This way the water is only at the bottom and can wick up as the plants use the water.Which makes me wonder how a real olla works. It seems like the water would really quickly drain out of the ollas into the dirt, no different than if you had just put water into a hole. Maybe there are different types of ceramic that would leak less water? Or maybe you would paint them with waterproof coating to control how quickly the water would leak out?
We won a first prize! My son's head nearly exploded! Thank you so much.
My son desperately wants to win so he can get a 3d printer.. :) I wouldn't mind that either...
Pretty cool. I was thinking about doing something similar with one of the analog synth chips (TI SN76477) from way back, which I still have. I was designing a board for my Sinclair back then to use the AY-3-8910's but I never got hold of those chips (this was in the early 80's).
Circulating Self Watering Vertical Planter
Circulating Self Watering Vertical PlanterView Instructable »
DIY Lipstick / Lipbalm
Puffy Paint Window Clings
Make sure you have the most recent version of the GxEPD library because the flexible e-ink display was a fairly recent addition to it. I couldn't get anything to work until that new version was released (which happened only after I built this and couldn't get it to work..)
Totally awesome. Love to see somebody else making this! Please post more pics of the finished product.I still need to make the mobile app that I intended to do that would let you upload images to it.
also I've had issues with USB cords. Make sure you have a good cord, some cords are only for charging and wont work.
I'm on a Macbook but I also had issues initially getting things to work (Atom with platform-io). Even now I have to use "List Serial Ports" (from the platformio menu) and then whatever I find in there, I have to set it in the platformio.ini file:upload_port = /dev/cu.wchusbserial14130For some reason the number changes, maybe its because I dont plug it into the same port each time?Maybe that helps.
Oh look, they have a larger display all of a sudden:https://www.waveshare.com/product/2.9inch-e-paper-d.htm
I found a better option for the e-paper display and adapter:https://www.crystalfontz.com/product/cfap104212d00213-flexible-epaper-display#undefinedhttps://www.crystalfontz.com/product/cfa10084-epaper-adapter-boardThis would be much more compact. It does not include a cable to go from the display to the board though. And the adapter board is open source so it could be directly integrated into a custom board design using a more compact ESP32 module. We don't need a breakout with all the I/O pins available.Here's also a pretty small QI compatible inductive receiver:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33002939788.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.31543c00XkgSSZAnd a lipo charger:https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32709366716.html?spm=a2g0o.cart.0.0.7ec93c00NzpOJHBare ESP32 modules can be found everywhere..
I'm not sure what you mean by "sample"? Did you mean a kit containing all the parts? I have thought about doing that. I am actually seriously looking into getting a high quality mold made for the cup and doing a custom PCB to make a more compact design. I may do a kickstarter.
Hey, man. You wanna help me 3d model a better cup design? I was never able to locate an existing cup that would work.. besides this cheap one but it was only sufficient for a prototype.
This party literally occured saturday before the contest ended so I didn't have much time to make the instructable. I will probably do a more detailed one just for the butterflies as these are already planned to get reused in another party.. :)
I didn't even get runner up for the contest. :(No matter. I am researching how to make a more permanent, marketable version of the cup.I would like to get the cup injection molded in clear acrylic. It would be a single main piece, IE no insert, with a double wall. On the bottom would be a cap. I have found a thin Aerogel insulator pad that will fit inside, and then the patterned or colored insert could be printed on thin plastic instead of paper. With the Aerogel and double wall, it should insulate as good as a thermos! I haven't decided on a heating element, but the only "smart mugs" around seem to have this feature. But I would like to see it have a QI charging coil in the bottom. Also the capacitive touch buttons. Maybe a couple LED's. A temperature sensor. And an app to hel…
I didn't even get runner up for the contest. :(No matter. I am researching how to make a more permanent, marketable version of the cup.I would like to get the cup injection molded in clear acrylic. It would be a single main piece, IE no insert, with a double wall. On the bottom would be a cap. I have found a thin Aerogel insulator pad that will fit inside, and then the patterned or colored insert could be printed on thin plastic instead of paper. With the Aerogel and double wall, it should insulate as good as a thermos! I haven't decided on a heating element, but the only "smart mugs" around seem to have this feature. But I would like to see it have a QI charging coil in the bottom. Also the capacitive touch buttons. Maybe a couple LED's. A temperature sensor. And an app to help you program the displays, including setting things up like notifications, weather reports, whatever you want to display in real time! The other smart cups don't seem to have any connectivity.I think I will seriously set up a kickstarter for this. I don't have any manufacturing experience so if anybody does I would like to hear from you.
Alice in Wonderland Party
Alice in Wonderland PartyView Instructable »
I've actually got one of those boards. But I think that might be overkill unless you used it to create several buttons. It is pretty sensitive though so you should be able to get it to work through the plastic with the electrode on the inside. This in combination with the one piece injection molded cup (with a screw on or glued on bottom) could make for a water safe solution.I had even thought of putting games on this, simple ones mind you like CHIP-8 style. With a set of buttons that would work...
I was going to add a small button by the handle to manually cycle through the displays, but I think I like your idea better!
I thought so. I can't believe it but I haven't seen anybody do it before...
I'm already working on options. :) At least a kit maybe but I'm also looking at the cost to make a real molded cup. Also trying to find a larger display.
Yeah with an injection molded acrylic cup you could do that. I would still be a bit cautious about it being dishwasher safe, but a light cleaning by hand would probably be fine.In my original plan, the mug would just be a holder for a standard ceramic cup so you could remove it and clean it. I am currently waiting for an estimate on what an injection mold would cost though...
Display CupView Instructable »
I've never heard of this game before, so this is pretty interesting. I wish you could have shared the whole code of the game though!I am wondering why didn't you multiplex the button inputs and the LED matrix? You could probably then use just a regular Arduino and the wiring would be simpler. I am sure the code is small enough to fit...
Farmer, Fox, Goose, Grain Puzzle
Farmer, Fox, Goose, Grain PuzzleView Instructable »
In-wall BookshelfView Instructable »
The circuit playground does have a small speaker, though its not very loud. I didn't get it in the video but it does beep annoyingly as it counts down, and it attempts to make an explosion sound when you lose.
I'm planning on anonymously placing it on my brothers desk at work. I'm sure he will "pay it forward" around the office...
How to Defuse a Time Bomb GameView Instructable »
The LED strip lights up the sides of the cube. Originally I thought I could bring the light from the Circuit Playground to the sides using bent pieces of acrylic as light pipes, but this got to be too complex. Instead I am using the on board lights to show what game mode its in. I'll find other uses for them probably.I stuck with the Circuit Playground because it just can't be beat when you count the cost of the speaker, the microphone and the accelerometer (unless of course you got discrete components and etched your own PCB and such).
I'll update the parts list with the approximate cost (and fix the links, I see they are not working), but here's an estimate:Circuit Playground: $20 (both in a store like Fry's or Microcenter and online from Adafruit).NeoPixel strip: I got one from Microcenter for about $7.HM-10 module: ~$2 from various chinese companies, around $4 or so on ebay.Cardstock: $5 for like 100 sheets at Target. I only used two sheets so technically only a few cents worth..Reflectix tape at Lowes: $3.50. Same here, I only used a tiny bit of the roll.Acrylic sheet: $3.38 at LowesBattery holder: $1Other miscelaneous stuff I had on hand like glue and such.
Thanks! I will be creating an indiegogo campaign after I've built a few more and play-tested it.
Fold-up Blinky Light Thing