I was wondering where I could get an xbox 360 dev kit or if I can get one at all?
Posted by luke96 7 years ago
Tandy used to produce introductory electronics guides so you could teach yourself and buy Radio Shack parts. Before them, heath kits were king. Today, snap circuits are popular. What's your favorite electronics kit? Why do you like it? What are your favorite projects for learning electronics? What could you make with the best kit ever?
Posted by stasterisk 10 years ago
Would not having printed instructions put you off buying a kit ? I put together a coke can Stirling engine kit, but I don't know whether to print instructuctions or have them on the website. Printing them myself would probably increase the cost by a fair bit as my cheap inkjet printer really eats expensive ink (must by new printer - but they are evil). The assembly isn't really complicated. Your opinions please!
Posted by scraptopower 7 years ago
Aurora 9 bar kit & PCB prices are reduced! The kit is now $25, and the PCB is now $7.50. Take advantage of the new pricing. For the detailed information about the kit and the PCB please see this post. (https://www.instructables.com/community/Aurora-9-bar-Custom-PCB-for-Sell/) Thanks!
Posted by ledartist 6 years ago
We're raffling off a Bioloid Expert Kit at our site, and the odds are still better than 1/100. Details: CuriousInventor.com/contest
Posted by CuriousInventor.com 9 years ago
I'm going to build a go-kart kit and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on what to buy.I found this go cart. I would like to build it myself but for that price (400 dollars) I rather buy that than spend 800+ dollars on something not as good as that.Bottom lineI found a nice go cart for 400 U.S. dollars. I would like to build a kit but not spend more than 400 dollars and that at least performs as well as the one in the above link. The kit has to total less than 450 dollars and have everything I need.Thanks Jrb
Posted by thejrb 10 years ago
We've worked out a special deal for the Instructables community to get the Telekinetic Pen Kit from the Maker Shed for 20% off until Dec. 19. We'll be sharing this deal in the upcoming Dec. 11 newsletter, but you can get it now. After ordering, use this coupon code: TELEPENSee the Instructable here: Telekinetic Pen.
Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago
I inherited a Currie E Bike conversion kit which included the rear wheel and drive motor assembly and battery pack/charger combo. It did not include the wiring harness or throttle. I did find a generic throttle/control on ebay. The kit did not have the rack that I've seen in other pictures, so I will make my own. Does anyone know enough about these to know the wiring layout or any other parts that are needed? I have a bike already to convert. I can solder and do most of my own bike repairs and some fabrication, so this doesn't appear above my usual skill level. Thanks in advance for any help. Jim
Posted by jimmilt 6 years ago
Im making a spy kit out of an altoids tin, and I have some things so far, but i have a lot of extra space so I figured I would ask you guys what else I should put in it. Currently, I have 1 mini flashlight, 3 duct tape tabs(ducttape folded over on its self), 3 rubber bands, 3 exacto knife blades, 1 dollar coin, 1 bandage, 1 alcohol cleaning pad.
Posted by BuildSleepThink 5 years ago
Hi, I had been working on Arduino and 8085 microprocessor kit. However there are used for low voltage projects. Can someone tell me how to create high voltage projects say creating a vending machine , moving a door, programming for a high voltage ac/dc motor etc. Thanks
Posted by xshanky 5 years ago
Off in another thread we were talking about goodkits being a good way to get your feet wet with the practicalities of electronics: how to solder, what the individual bits look like, and so on. I was lamenting the demise of Heathkit - many a engineer in my generation had their first electronics experience putting together one of Heath's kits, using their excellent instructions.So anyway, what kits are available today that offer the hobbyist a "good" and educational building experience? The kits should have good quality PCBs and components, instructions that go far beyond "solder all the components to the board in the places indicated by the silkscreen", and hopefully some amount of theory on how the thing works, and how to troubleshoot it if it's NOT working.I'll recommend:Lady Ada's stuff - I'm not sure I'm wild about online vs printed instructions, but it certainly gives you a good chance to see what you're getting into before you order anything, and it probably permits a higher level of quality in the instructions than it would be cost-effective to have printed.2Dkits Blinkies - a more limited selection, 2dkits specializes in neat little LED badge-like things
Posted by westfw 10 years ago
*** Back in of stock now!!! Thank you for waiting! *** The kit is also available at $29. All parts except Molex connectors and power supply are included. Shipping is $5 for USA, $17 for the rest of the world. Kit Contents (as pictured) 1x PCB 1x 10k Ohm (0603) 3x 220 Ohm (0603) 3x 2.2k Ohm (0603) 18x 150 Ohm (0603) 2x 0.1uF (0603) 2x 10uF (1206) 3x MMBT2907A 1x PIC24FV16KA302 (SS) 19x Tricolor LED (common-cathode) 1x Tactile Switch Notes The PIC microcontroller is not pre-programmed. You need your own programmer such as PICKit 3, ICD 2, ICD3 to program the PIC microcontroller. (PICKit 2 does not work) The kit is also available with water clear LEDs instead of diffused type shown. Please specify if you want water clear LEDs (Special: $1 less for the water clear LEDs). The kit comes with one extra LED. Power connection cable (see the picture) - optional is available at $2 extra. PCB only Aurora mini 18 custom PCB price is $9.50. Shipping is $5 for USA, $17 for the rest of the world. To purchase please go to my site - http://www.theledart.com/blog/archives/category/kits Please view my Instructable for the detailed information on Aurora mini 18. Contact me if you have any questions. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
Posted by ledartist 6 years ago
Our group is looking for ideas for the 2012 4-H National Youth Science Day, a nation-wide event in October promoting science, engineering and technology. This year, the theme is robotics! * Age group is anywhere 7-14 years old * The event is based around an idea (i.e. make a solar robot that moves) and a materials kit * The materials kits should be low cost (<$50), easy to assemble in 1/2 hour or less (number of kits needed may be in the thousands) * Connection to the environment a big plus * Connection to other robotics initiatives a big plus (i.e. Jr. First Lego League) Please send me your thoughts, ideas, links or whatever on this subject.
Posted by phatguppy 6 years ago
Aurora 9 bar Kit and PCB are now available for sell. ******* Prices are reduced ******* Aurora 9 bar custom PCB price is $7.50 + $2 shipping for US address. The kit is also available at $25 + $5 shipping for US address. All parts except Molex connectors and power supply are included. Kit Contents (as pictured) 16x 120 Ohm (0603) 21x 1k Ohm (0603) 1x 10k Ohm (0603) 2x 1uF (0603) 1x 10uF (1206) 1x AP7333-33 or AP7313-33 (3.3V linear voltage regulator) 3x MMBT2907A or equivalent PNP transistor 12x MMBT2222A or equivalent NPN transistor 1x PIC24F08KA101 (SSOP) 10x 5mm Tricolor LED (common-cathode) 1x 5-way Tactile Switch Notes The PIC microcontroller is not pre-programmed. You need your own programmer to program the PIC microcontroller. The kit is also available with water clear LEDs instead of diffused type shown. Please specify if you want water clear LEDs (Special: $1 less for the water clear LEDs). The kit comes with one extra LED. Power connection cable (see the picture) - optional is available at $2 extra. (International shipping is $17) To place an order, please go to my blog page - http://www.theledart.com/blog/archives/233. You will find purchase buttons. Please view my Instructable for the detailed information on Aurora 9 bar. Contact me if you have any questions. &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;br&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
Posted by ledartist 7 years ago
Hello everyone I am presently building a Machine Age Satallite for our Rocket Room exhibit. I want to put at least ten different sound files into it as an added feature. I have several files on a compact flash card--Morse Code, space sounds, etc.. What I would like is a simple programmable player that I can loop and will start playing when the power in the room comes on in the morning. The satallite will be mounted up high so a remote to change the file playing would be nice. I have found kits online that cost about 80 dollars. The price is not to bad but I wanted to know if there was a more clever way of accomplishing this. Thank You Parker
Posted by Montrose 7 years ago
The long awaited finishing of the Scorpion that a young aspie friend and I built together is complete: I have installed the UV LED, and circuitry AND coated the insides with clear coat UV reactant paint....so it glows both after the UV light is turned on, and also in the dark.
Posted by Goodhart 6 years ago
These first aid kits include individual kits for treating different types of injuries. What makes this so special, is that each kit includes audio instructions on how to handle the situation and how to use the kit.The LinkThis technically fits into kids and sports, but I posted it on the life section, since more people read this section.....
Posted by Keith-Kid 10 years ago
A kit containing all the materials needed to build the Fractal Magic DIY HDTV Antenna is now available on ebay as Item #321089509004. This kit was put together as an aid to those people that don't have the time, or inclination, to go hunting for the materials needed to build the antenna. This is the link to the new kit on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/321089509004?ru=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_from%3DR40%26_sacat%3D0%26_nkw%3D321089509004%26_rdc%3D1
Posted by tigers58 5 years ago
Evening everybody, I am working on a altoid survival kit to send to a friend who just started university. I was thinking things like condoms, mints, pencil & pen. But Im kind of stuck now. What else should I throw into it do you think?
Posted by Stuartisnotsocool 9 years ago
Video instructions Instructions, source code, all the parts you need, and I'll do everything I can to make it as clear and straightforward for you as possible. Normal MSRP would be $999.00 US. This is my first kit and, as such, I'm offering a 10% discount for the first five early adopters - $899.00 US Shipping included. I would be glad to discuss resale opportunities, especially for educational purposes. Please PM me with any questions. Thanks! Dan
Posted by aggrav8d 8 years ago
The Mini Mood Light is a small interactive and reprogrammable coloured light generator circuit. The mood light consists of a Texas Instruments MSP430 micro controller connected to two RGB LEDs, four buttons and some supporting components all on a custom circuit board. Detailed assembly instructions are available on Instructables. The kit is available from http://partfusion.com/products/mini-mood-light-v1/ for €20 and posted worldwide from Ireland for €2.
Posted by robert.fitzsimons 7 years ago
Okay everybody I have another question for you. What is you war kit?? In other words what are the top 3 knex and real weapons you would take into combat??Top 3 knex weapons:main weapon ---- Trifle 18secondary weapon ---- modded rectanglepistol ---- spiffTop 3 real weapons:main weapon ---- FN Herstal P90secondary weapon ---- Ruger MP9pistol ---- I don't know a whole lot about pistols but i think a desert eagle would be good.Alright now jump in like before and tell us you war kit.By the way sorry about the bad picture I took it on my DSi.
Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago
I have a decorative garden light I am very fond of, but the solar charger/led light is no longer working. We tried switching out the batteries with new solar rechargeables but that didn't help. I'm game for replacing the whole thing, charger, light, sensor and all, but haven't been able to find replacement kits anywhere. The current unit uses one small solar panel about 3 x 4 inches and two AA batteries with one LED. Clearly I'm not searching for the right words. TIA
Posted by ourmoneypit 8 years ago
(Sorry for my English is too bad because I was in Vietnam. I translated by Google) Hello! We have known about your site through a Google search. We think it is very good and I also have done a few things from the tutorials on the website such as USB Fan, USB LEDs ... We just do for fun because I'm not in a position to do big projects. And we really feel very happy when his own hand to create a product whether it is small:). We have a petition with you! Currently we are very interested and wanted versatile set of tools (like USB Gift Contest) but the ability of financial straits (now we're a student) to buy a versatile toolkit for them I was not too difficult if not impossible. So we want to ask you how old kit but not used may donate to us. We would be grateful if such a tool (if you can you can support me two or three sets, because here we lack tools). Thank you for reading! Waiting for your reply!
Posted by Matrixs 8 years ago
The Propeller Platform Module (pictured below) includes an 80Mhz, 160 MIPS Parallax Propeller microcontroller, 32kb of EEPROM with space for a second EEPROM, 5V and 3.3V Voltage Regulators and the pin sockets to add additional Gadget Gangster Platform modules like the LCD UI Module or the Prototyper Module.All Gadget Gangster Platform Modules utilize .1" pin spacing and are breadboard compatible. Here's a little video demonstration of the LCD UI and Propeller Modules: What is the Gadget Gangster Platform?The Gadget Gangster Platform is a lot like the Arduino with a few improvements on the basic idea;-Modules (a.k.a. shields) can be connected to each other on top and bottom. For example, you might have a Propeller module in the middle, an LCD UI on the top, and a prototyper on the bottom. We've got a few initial modules to start, and we'll continue to expand on the selection with more modules and microcontrollers.-Pin spacing is .1". This makes the Platform compatible with breadboards, and it lets you use Platform modules in combination with other project boards.-The board footprint is 3.8" x 2.5", which is the same footprint as ExpressPCB's MiniBoard service. This makes it easier to add your own custom module.-Because they're featured in Jon Williams' Spin Zone column in Nuts and Volts, they're well documented. The Propeller Platform Module will be the basis for many of projects described in his upcoming columns and the LCD UI module will featured in his September '09 column. -Platform Modules are licensed under the MIT license (essentially public domain), giving you the flexibility to use the design in commercial products or anything else without restriction.[/list]I'm super-excited about these new project boards. There's more info on Gadget Gangster but if you have any questions, you can just reply to this thread.
Posted by Gadget Gangster 9 years ago
Hey there, I offer a variety of different Paracord Kits on my website. You can find them here: http://www.paravival.com/paracord-kits/ Use my Instructables I offer here to accompany your paracord kit projects. I currently offer: Bracelet kits Keychain kits Lanyard Kits Checkout securely using Paypal, or any Credit/Debit. If anyone is interested in trading I could do that too! Anthony
Posted by AnthVale 4 years ago
Hi I am looking for "electronic kits". For instance the kit would come with all the necasary comonents to make something but I just have to assemble it kinda like these belowElectric Guitar KitTheremin KitEffects Pedal KitsMAKE Magazine kit section this is the most exstensive collection of kits I could find Thanks for all your help yall!
Posted by jackillac92 9 years ago
Hi I am really thrilled and excited by the brillant review of our signature 101 kit by Gizmag. Check this out: http://www.gizmag.com/minty-geek-electronics-lab-101-hands-on-review/18788/ Thanks to all those folks who have bought kits and supported us generally. Mark
Posted by mbrickley 7 years ago
Two of my kits: USB Blinky and Colour Night Joule Thief kits are now available at The Maker Shed (http://www.makershed.com/) USB Blinky @ Maker Shed: http://www.makershed.com/USB_Blinky_Green_p/mkla2.htm Colour Night Joule Thief @ Maker Shed: http://www.makershed.com/Color_Night_Joule_Thief_p/mkla1.htm Please check them out!
Posted by ledartist 5 years ago
I have some kits to make the baby quilt featured in my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Tummy-Time-Baby-Quilt/The kit is $15 and includes all the blocks and border fabric, backing fabric, cotton all-natural batting, and printed instructions -- everything but the thread, needle, and sewing machine! There are some choices for backing fabric (yellow print, aqua print, purple print, etc.). The finished quilt measures about 36x36". The fabrics shown are the fabrics you will be getting; the only differences will be the color of backing fabric (on the back side of the quilt).Shipping: Choose either flat-rate priority mail or actual parcel post to your location (probably $5-10).
Posted by karenelisam 9 years ago
Welcome to the Kits forum category!This category is for buying, selling, trading, giving away, and discussing kits. Since kits are so popular on Instructables, this forum category is a "for sale", "wanted", "for free", and "discuss" section specializing in kits. Commercial postings are OK (and please note this is one of the few forum categories where commercial postings are acceptable).Please keep things relevant to the spirit of the site. Really cool listings may even be featured to the Instructables homepage, while irrelevant postings will be deleted.We encourage people to use our private messaging system to work out details, and remind you to deal locally when possible, or only with others whose reputation you can determine and trust (for example by checking out their Instructables profile). We strive to keep the quality of the listings high, but cannot guarantee their accuracy. When in doubt, ask lots of questions in the comments!
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago
This guy, Brian Greul is trying to launch a business offering hobbyist kits. He's trying to fund his start up on kickstarter and the first kit is a micro controller based repeating timer kit that can be programed with switches or potentiometer or with Arduino. This looks like exactly the timing circuit I need and many others can utilize as well. Problem is that if he doesn't get funded we will not likely get our hands on a TinyTimer anytime soon. He is 2/3 pledged toward a $2,000 goal but the funding period expires early Aug 29. I've been hand wiring 555 timers, some with 4017 decade counters to make timing circuits since the early 80's but I still haven't really explored the Arduino well enough to use micro controllers for the same purpose. There is no kit anywhere that will fill the gap like the TinyTimer promises. I feel that a lot of folks can just push the "Easy Button" with the TinyTimer. Please visit kickstarter.com and search TinyTimer. A pledge will get you a kit or assembled timer in November. If the kit becomes available to the public I will create an instructable for my CoolAzz Chiller which earned me an Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon at the 2007 Austin, TX Maker Faire. Please hurry, he only has 10 days left before the funding ends.
Posted by veetron 5 years ago
I volunteer for Sonoma County 4-H and want to do electronic kits for our kids, ages 9-12. Please recommend any electronic kits that kids of that age may do (with parents help) and would be fun to use. For example, the Simon kit from Sparkfun is a great project for kids, whth some help from parents.
Posted by phatguppy 7 years ago
I purchased the Arduino Basic Kit a number of years ago. The directions say to go to Autodesk.com/Adruino to get started, but that page doesn't exist anymore. Does anyone have a PDF of the project directions for the parts included with the kit? Thanks.
Posted by bryan.thatcher 9 months ago
After a lot of work and hard effort, I finally managed to complete and submit my project to the good folks at Kickstarter. The idea is to offer my DeltaTrix 3D Printer design in kit-form, for anyone to pre-order in the next few weeks and self assemble in a few months time. Have a look at the Kickstarter Preview Link, and let me know what you think. I am planning to publish the actual time of going live on this forum, before it takes place. Many thanks for your attention, Richard Tegelbeckers
Posted by RTegelbeckers 4 years ago