# Circuits Search Results

### How To: Build a Programmable Robot with Snap Circuits

Want to learn how to build a robot out of Snap Circuits? I'll show you how to combine Snap Circuits parts from three different sets (the Snap Circuits rover, Snap Circuits Micro, and the Snap Circuits motion detector) to make a simple programmable motion activated robot. For a complete step-by-step build of the robot, visit my project at Instructables: http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-the-Snap-Circuits-Rover/

### How To: Build a Laser Tripwire and Alarm with Snap Circuits

Want to learn how to build a laser tripwire and alarm out of snap circuits? I'll show you how to build both circuits— the laser tripwire circuit and the alarm circuit.

### Advanced Redstone Explained: Why You Need to Use Monostable Circuits

If you're like me, the words 'monostable circuit' mean nothing to you. Until just recently, I had no idea what a monostable circuit did, or why anyone would ever need to use one.

### How To: Use a simplified method to calculate resistor dividers for circuits

Electrical engineering is a math-heavy business, and you're certainly not alone if you're studying it and having trouble with the math. Watch this video for a very cogent explanation of a simplified method for calculating resistor dividers in a circuit.

### How To: Use oscillators in circuits and electronics projects

Oscillators are basically just machines that make waves, but they are used everywhere in modern life and if you want to know electronics you should understand them as well. This video will teach you how oscillators work, what they're for, and how to make some simple circuits with sine and square wave models.

### How To: Do advanced MMA strength training circuits for fighters

Whether you're a high level athelete who's recently hit a muscle gain plateau or a wannabe UFC fighter looking to make it in the big leagues, this video provides everything you need to formulate an effective fat-burning strength training program. While cardio is always a must in any exercise regimen, strength training helps build and drastically strengthen muscle, meaning your body can more effectively perform work.

### How To: Make electrical circuits

This video introduces the concept of an electric circuit and how electrons flow through the wire. It describes the difference between an open and closed circuit, and the importance of continuity.

### How To: Construct clocks and delayed circuits in Minecraft

Delays can be used to create cannon timers, and clocks will let you create counters and other devices. This tutorial shows you how build both of them out of redstone. You'll also need quite a few stone blocks and some torches.

### How To: Solder a wire onto a switch when building circuits

This is an instructional video featuring Doug Prime, founder of the Future Engineers Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Strip the wire and make sure the wire is tied on tightly before soldering. Don't drip balls of solder. Make sure the tip is clean. Then hold it on the joint to be soldered for 4 seconds. Then poke the solder on the surface and it will melt with the heat.

### How To: Hide your redstone circuits for gates and other things in Minecraft

Minecraft is all about survival and building the coolest fortress in the land! But if you're looking for something that's a little more aesthetically pleasing for your gates without having to have all those redstone circuits everywhere, you're in luck! In this video you will learn how to hide your redstone circuit lines to give a more natural look to your gates and buttons!

### How To: Measure RF in circuits in Bluetooth

Intersil's Don LaFontaine shows a quick tip on how to measure your circuits susceptibility to RF signals. This design idea is another in Intersil's Whiteboard Wizard series focusing on analog semiconductors.

### How To: Build electronic circuits

Does this sound difficult? It probably does to most people. Don't feel overwhelmed. Iin this step by step video series it will not only be better explained but Ross Safronoff, our expert, will show you how simple it really is and how to put it to work for you. Electricity is very powerful when harnessed correctly. He will walk you through every piece of equipment and detail of how electricity works and how we use it to our advantage as well as show you how to put it to use on a garage door. B...

### How To: Build a PWN circuit to control power that can dim an LED, control a motor etc.

Many types of circuits are useless and less useful if you cannot control the amount of power going through them. For that, you need a PWN (pulse with modulation) switch. This electronic component will let your control the power going through the circuit, enabling you to dim LED lights, control the speed of a motor, and other useful tasks. This video will teach you all PWN switches and how tom make your own.

### How To: Wire a solar cell into an electrical circuit

The Solar Schoolhouse presents this video tutorial on how to use the Solar Cell Classroom Set. The purpose of this set is to give students hands on experience making electricity using sunlight. See what's inside the set, and then see how to wire three different types of electrical circuits: a simple circuit, a series circuit, and finally a parallel circuit.

### How To: Circuit hack and mod

In this video, we explain some techniques for getting electronic circuits to do things they weren't designed for. As an example, use a speaker phone as a speaker. Hacking items into better or different devices is way cool DIY circuitry. These are ideas of electronics that are cool to splice, rip apart and use recycled electronics for new projects.

### How To: Understand circuit bending

In this video, we learn how to understand circuit bending. Circuit bending is noodling around with circuitry to see how it sounds and get different noises out of it. When you go into a motherboard and see the circuits that are inside of it, these can make noise if you re-circuit them. This can help you be creative and turn the electronic circuit board into a canvas. This can let someone immediately create something out of this and use it as an art form. It takes trial and error to find someth...

### How To: Circuit bend a toy guitar

Learn how to bend circuits, disassemble toy cases, unscrew circuit boards and test a circuit bend in this free video series that will help you understand how and when to utilize this unique way of making music.

### How To: Apply layers of EL wire and circuitry to make flexible EL displays

Electroluminescent substances have become more and more popular lately in all kinds of projects, from toy glasses to EQ t-shirts. They allow you to create incredibly thin circuits that can be silkscreened onto a clear flat substance. Watch this video to learn how to layer circuits and EL wire and ink to make thin, flexible light-up displays like the one inthe video.

### How To: Strengthen legs with a leg circuit workout

If you haven't discovered circuit training you haven't discovered how to lose weight and burn calories in half the time you'd usually take doing any exercise. By doing strength training exercises in circuits, or rounds of repititions, you keep your heart rate up and blood pumping to all of your muslces so they stay pliable and active.

### How To: Inspect an electrical panel or circuit breaker

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to properly inspect an electrical panel or circuit breaker in a house. Users should begin by taking off the cover(s) of the individual panels to see the wiring inside. Make sure the wire are connected and that there are no open or broken circuits. Users should look correlation of the circuit breaker size and the wire size to make sure the gauge of the wire can handle amp and heat that is generated. This video will benefit those viewers who want to lea...

### News: Watch This \$15 Conductive Marker Create a Magical Circuit Board Christmas Village

This year, there's no need to waste time and energy stringing colorful Christmas lights all over your home and yard. All you need is the Circuit Marker from AgIC, a Japanese technology company, and you're ready to deck the halls.

### How To: Make a Functional Circuit—On Paper!

With this video tutorial from Household Hacker, you will learn how to make a functional circuit on paper. Really—on paper! See how to make an LED light up with a lead-based paper circuit and how to make a resistor on that circuit. It also shows how to make a flashlight out of one of these paper circuits, an LED, and a battery.

### DIY Lab Equipment: How to Etch Your Own Circuit Boards Using a Laser Printer

Homemade circuits are amazing. You can build any kind of circuit on a simple perfboard, as we have seen in previous projects. However, some projects require very tiny circuit boards. We could special order some boards from a printed circuit board (PCB) factory, but that will most likely involve a high price per board and a few thousand miles of delivery service to pay for.

### How To: This DIY Soft-Circuit Military Tech Lets You Power Electronics Using Your Clothes

It turns out that the popularity of soft circuit electronics has leaked out of the interwebs and into the hands of the U.S. military. Soft circuit electronics allow you to literally sew electronics circuits into fabric using flexible conductive thread instead of wire. Soft circuits can be used for all sorts of fun projects, like the TV-B-Gone Hoodie and the Heartbeat Headband.

### How To: Create Practically Anything, Part 1: Fritzing Circuit Boards

Making your own circuit boards can be a daunting challenge. You have to design a schematic, test it on a breadboard, design the board layout, and then after all of that, you still have to print and etch a board!

### How To: Measure current, voltage, resistance, and continuity using a multimeter

If you own or have access to an auto-ranging or manual-ranging multimeter you can measure several different aspects of circuits, resistors, and the like. For example, you can determine the resistance, voltage, continuity, and current with the multimeter to help you determine the precision of a resistor. This guide will help you learn how to use a multimeter to perform these tasks.

### How To: Craft and use the Redstone Repeater in Minecraft

Minecraft Beta 1.3 has introduced some awesome elements to the game, foremost among them for all you Redstone heads out there is the Redstone Repeater. It's a new block you can craft that allows you to adjust the delay on the redstone circuit passing through it, allowing more finesse in timing your traps and other Redstone circuit contraptions and allowing you to save space by not making unnecessarily long circuits for the sake of timing.

### How To: Build and use a voltage divider

A voltage divider is one of the easier-to-understand pieces of circuity in use in modern electronics. They divide voltage, and are crucial to most modern electronics. This video will show you how they work and how to build one yourself for your circuits.

### How To: Get the rare Paladin Toaster zap glove in Fallout New Vegas in Black Rock Cave

Near the Black Rock Mountains there's a Black Rock Cave, inventive right? Well, regardless of the uninspired name, laying within said cave is a unique weapon that'll make any robot or member of the Brotherhood of Steel quiver in their boots, or circuits, you get the idea! In this video you'll learn where to get the Paladin Toaster, one of the many unique weapons in Fallout New Vegas!

### How To: Use a transistor or N channel MOSFET to turn any device on or off

The transistor is the most basic and important part of electronics, allowing small changes in voltage to turn things on and off. On, off. 0, 1. There's electronics. The grandaddy of them all is the N channel MOSFET, the most important transistor. This video will teach you how the MOSFET works and how to build some example circuits. This video is an absolute must-watch if you are interested in electronics at all.

### How To: Use the JVC GY-DV5100U professional camcorder

Check out this cinematography tutorial video that demonstrates how to use the GY-DV5100U Professional DV Camcorder. JVC has upgraded the camera's features and digital processing circuits to meet the requirements of a growing number of broadcasters looking for cost effective alternatives to the over-priced tapeless solutions of other manufacturers. This video is great for cinematographers and filmmaking aficionados alike. Learn all the functions and settings on the GY-DV5100U with this instruc...

### How To: Use a breadboard, also known as a protoboard

This two-part video introduces you to the breadboard, also called a protoboard, used to build electronic circuits without soldering. The first part of this presentation describes the features of a breadboard.

### How To: Build machines in Minecraft that will annoy everyone else on your server

This is a great machine you can build on a shared Minecraft server which will no doubt annoy the pants off your friends! Wire up a couple doors to some redstone circuits - as some open, others will close ad infinitum!

### How To: Make a TRON style lamp

The key to this lamp is creating the luminescent shapes which represent electronic circuits or magic spells on the lamp surface. You could also do this on coffee tables or other objects you can make out of plexiglass - get creative!

### How To: Build a Leyden jar and use a capacitor

Simple yet effective, capacitors come in a dizzying array of forms and materials, vital to so many circuits for storage, timing, and filtration - the mighty capacitor!

### How To: Identify wire colors and do some basic home wiring

If you have never dealt with wire color-coding then Old64goat takes you through a very elementary tutorial that will give you the helpful aid needed to deal with common household wires. The first cord that is reviewed is the three pronged cord. The color wires contained within it is the green wire which is the ground prong, the white wire which is neutral, and the black wire which is the heat. Old64goat then demonstrates where the wires are connected to on the prong. He even gives out helpful...

### How To: Make integrated Arduino cuff links

Project 5 from Popular Science's 5 minute Projects with Craftsmen Tool is 'Integrated Circuit Cufflinks'.

### How To: Check a washing machine pump for blockages

Ultimate Handyman demonstrates how to check a washing machine pump for blockages. First, disconnect the washing machine from the electricity source and remove the pump. The water sucks through the inlet and is pumped out of the outlet. Check to make sure that the pump doesn't have any open circuits by attaching the leads to the multimeter. Remove the screws to look inside the pump. Remove any debris that may be clogging the propellor. Make sure the O-ring around the edge creates the seal and ...

### How To: Create teenie tiny solar insect robots

Create teenie tiny solar robots with Bre Pettis of Make Magazine. Learn to make little teeny tiny robots called beambots that are powered by the sun! One of the great things about these little solar powered bots is that you can make them from scavenged materials. Use parts from broken electronics and bring them back to life as little robots! If you are not an expert in circuits, you will need books and pdf's to supplement this video.

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