Picture of Car lighter-USB hub
Make a portable, multicharging device for your electronics, that will let you recharge your stuff in your car.

Step 1: Gather stuff blah blah blah...

Picture of Gather stuff blah blah blah...
Ok, in order to make this fun and easy device, we'll need:

1) regular USB hub (bought mine at 1,99 store priced at R$ 7,90 -- about US$ 3,50)

2) car lighter cell phone recharger that outputs 5VDC@>500mA (I happen to have a LG Scorpio KP215 cell phone, so I bought mine for this model on a street seller for R$ 13,00 (about US$ 6,00) -- this happens to be a bonus, check it later)

3) hot melt glue (optional)

4) electrician black tape (we don't need crazy wires touching each other)

5) multmeter (optional, but ok to check cables, etc. I learned I had a bad cable -- later on this)

6) pliers

7) knife

It is my understanding, and correct me if I am wrong, that if you cross the two data lines on the charger, it will tell the devices that this is a charger only, and will allow many that refuse to charge to accept your charger as their own.

ak-kronos4 years ago
I'll be honest its a good idea but your work and pictures is far to messy
try take better pictures and with the actual product instead of using tape and hot glue why not invest in a soldering iron?
their fairly cheap these days and can do a far better (and neater) job then hot glue can ever do so my suggestion try change the surface your recording on to a plain color (i recommend plain white) without wording on it because it creates to many visual cues which make the pictures annoying to look at and also try take higher res pictures, the quality of these aren't too great.
Apart from that good job mate! keep up the good work with the ideas
and i hope to see some more instructional's from you :)
hirondel6 years ago
Any USB (auto) charger is good to have for lots of gear and this is a simple an deffective solution. Unfortunately there are some devices which require some kind of 'intelligent presence' on the data connections or they do not charge. My Creative ZEN MP3 player and a digicamera I have refuse to charge on anything else than their own chargers (or the computer USB of course). If anyone knows the answer to this problem?
if the hub is also for data and not only for power, should work. the hub has a built in USB controller. No luck? just charge them at home
or use a car inverter
Herminator6 years ago
hey i got the same usb hub for $5 from a dollar store :P
guyver2k6 years ago
hey neat :) obrigado amigo!