Instructables: exploring - technology - computers - computer - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 30 May 2016 02:11:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 Web Based Remote Engine Preheater http://www.instructables.com/id/Web-Based-Remote-Engine-Preheater/
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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 19:17:59 PDT
Computer Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Build-4/
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Mon, 7 Mar 2016 09:26:07 PST
Class Computer Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Class-Computer-Build/
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Mon, 7 Mar 2016 08:15:44 PST
Ultra Computer Build http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-Computer-Build/
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Thu, 3 Mar 2016 10:38:09 PST
PC Construction How To http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-Construction-How-To/
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Wed, 2 Mar 2016 10:04:43 PST
Wall Mounted Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Wall-Mounted-Computer/
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 16:54:48 PST
Phone Controlled Computer Starter http://www.instructables.com/id/Phone-Controlled-Computer-Starter/
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:11:08 PST
How to hardline liquid cool a computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Hardline-Liquid-Cool-a-Computer/
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Mon, 15 Feb 2016 20:00:49 PST
DIY CPU Waterblock http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CPU-Waterblock/
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Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:27:21 PST
Custom Stained/Burned Mousepad Design http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-StainedBurned-Mousepad-Design/
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 07:44:41 PST
Extra Ram Using a Thumb Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Extra-Ram-Using-a-Thumb-Drive/
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Sun, 6 Dec 2015 14:01:18 PST
KCTC - Rilley's Class - Building a Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/KCTC-Rilleys-Class-Building-a-Computer/
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Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:03:17 PST
Computer Case Revival from 90s to now(MOD) http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Case-Revival-from-90s-to-nowMOD/
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Mon, 19 Oct 2015 03:42:10 PDT
How to make a gaming vibro-mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-gaming-vibro-mouse/
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Fri, 16 Oct 2015 06:48:44 PDT
Wooden PC Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-PC-Case-1/
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Fri, 25 Sep 2015 06:43:22 PDT
Tactile Keyboard Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Tactile-Keyboard-Hack/
Tactile Keyboard Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/0ZII/IDTAN68D/FVZ0ZIIIDTAN68D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/0ZII/IDTAN68D/FVZ0ZIIIDTAN68D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVZ/0ZII/IDTAN68D/FVZ0ZIIIDTAN68D.SMALL.jpg nsnip I wanted the ability to identify some of my keyboard keys by touch alone. I use the TAB, SHIFT, CTRL, ALT and ESC keys very often when working in blender 3d suite. The steelseries gaming keyboard I use is excellent however being designed for gaming there are only raised bumps on the home keys F, J...
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:28:27 PDT
fallout themed gaming computer http://www.instructables.com/id/fallout-themed-gaming-computer/
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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:41:52 PDT
Fix a faulty mouse button in 5 minutes http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-a-faulty-mouse-button-in-5-minutes/
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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:07:11 PDT
DIY External Hard Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-External-Hard-Drive/
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:25:08 PDT
Autonomous Self Powered Computer Super Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Powered-Computer-Super-Cooler/
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Sun, 24 May 2015 18:10:29 PDT
Tablet Second Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Tablet-Second-Monitor/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 11:49:44 PDT
Noisy Computer Fan Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Noisy-Computer-Fan-Repair/
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Sun, 3 May 2015 09:58:00 PDT
Remote on/off switch for computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-onoff-switch-for-computer/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:50:45 PDT
The Basics of HTML and CSS Coding http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Basics-of-HTML-and-CSS-Coding/
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Sun, 19 Apr 2015 18:07:40 PDT
Carbon mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Carbon-mouse/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2015 16:15:13 PDT
Another NES computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-NES-computer/
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 14:12:04 PST
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-New-Life-into-a-Old-Computer/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:39:02 PST
Repair mouse with double click problem http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-mouse-with-double-click-problem/
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Mon, 14 May 2012 00:19:40 PDT
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breathe-New-Life-into-an-Old-Computer/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 16:17:40 PST
Skull fan from used computer parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Skull-fan/
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:38:18 PST
Space-Saving Monitor Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Saving-Monitor-Stand/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 19:49:21 PST
How To: Personal Minecraft Server in Custom Block Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Minecraft-Server-in-Custom-Block-Case/
How To: Personal Minecraft Server in Custom Block Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/S00O/I1LZ0W31/FBHS00OI1LZ0W31.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/S00O/I1LZ0W31/FBHS00OI1LZ0W31.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBH/S00O/I1LZ0W31/FBHS00OI1LZ0W31.SMALL.jpg foxwater I've been wanting to build my own Minecraft server for quite awhile now, and thought it would be extra "cool" to build one in the style of a grass block from the game. Here were some of the goals for the project:- Small form factor- Low energy consumption (since it will be running 24/7)- Quiet- Allo...
By: foxwater

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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:58:23 PDT
Laptop Motherboard Revival http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Motherboard-Revival/
Laptop Motherboard Revival - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/QJJM/HZQTE50D/FIMQJJMHZQTE50D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/QJJM/HZQTE50D/FIMQJJMHZQTE50D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIM/QJJM/HZQTE50D/FIMQJJMHZQTE50D.SMALL.jpg b1tbang3r NOTE: This Instructable is entered in the "Fix It & Repair" contest, if you like it, please vote using the button in the upper right-hand corner. Thanks!I had recently received a "fried" Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop in the mail from a family member who needed all of the information off of the hard dri...
By: b1tbang3r

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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:12:26 PDT
Guide To Computer Cable Management http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-To-Computer-Cable-Management/
Guide To Computer Cable Management - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/SPQK/GTQVT4KB/FAPSPQKGTQVT4KB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/SPQK/GTQVT4KB/FAPSPQKGTQVT4KB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/SPQK/GTQVT4KB/FAPSPQKGTQVT4KB.SMALL.jpg vanwazltoff When you build your own gaming rig or have a computer with a side window so you can look inside and admire the amount of work and money that you have invested into your computer, why not make it look like it was build by professional? I built my own computer a few months ago and cable management wa...
By: vanwazltoff

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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 01:20:48 PDT
Wooden Computer Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Computer-Case/
Wooden Computer Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/Z0ZT/HTDSP7LD/F1WZ0ZTHTDSP7LD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/Z0ZT/HTDSP7LD/F1WZ0ZTHTDSP7LD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/Z0ZT/HTDSP7LD/F1WZ0ZTHTDSP7LD.SMALL.jpg Slatu Wooden Computer Case - I've used an old hand me down computer case for too long, so I wanted to make something personal and functional. I tried to use fairly accessible tools, and some basic power tools. I'd love to have techshop nearby, but I have to be practical. Conception Design stage. Mate...
By: Slatu

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Sun, 4 May 2014 19:15:19 PDT
Create External Buttons For Your Keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-External-Buttons-For-Your-Keyboard/
Create External Buttons For Your Keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/SWNV/HUBWTNIU/FTLSWNVHUBWTNIU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/SWNV/HUBWTNIU/FTLSWNVHUBWTNIU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTL/SWNV/HUBWTNIU/FTLSWNVHUBWTNIU.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos There are times when it would be useful to have external buttons for your keyboard. This can let you make a custom gaming setup with foot pedals. You can make a simple data logger that tracks how often some event happens. Or you can just make a remote play switch to start and stop your music. S...
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 04:11:33 PDT
Dummy Monitor for Photo Shoots and Product Demos http://www.instructables.com/id/Dummy-Monitor-for-Photo-Shoots-and-Product-Demos/
Dummy Monitor for Photo Shoots and Product Demos - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/YF1Y/H1426LYK/F29YF1YH1426LYK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/YF1Y/H1426LYK/F29YF1YH1426LYK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/YF1Y/H1426LYK/F29YF1YH1426LYK.SMALL.jpg jackzylkin For my home business (usbtypewriter.com) I do a lot of product photography showing customized computer workstations.  But setting up a computer workstation for a photo shoot involves a lot of setup (since I have to move the entire workstation from my actual desk over to the photo set), and the ugly ...
By: jackzylkin

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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 11:31:03 PDT
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Ergonomic-USB-Mouse-Ergo-Mouse-/
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SMALL.jpg Hey Jude Hello! If you have ever found yourself getting tired hands/wrists while using a computer Mouse (sometimes it even leads to RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury), or you wished you could just open up that mouse and re-arrange all the functional components just the way you wanted, so it felt great to use -...
By: Hey Jude

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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:37:08 PDT
The Cardboard Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Cardboard-Computer/
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By: sunFlow3r

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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:14:09 PST
Running 3 monitors by installing second PCI Express card http://www.instructables.com/id/Running-3-monitors-by-installing-second-PCI-Expres/
Running 3 monitors by installing second PCI Express card - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/U71H/HD4VG2OK/FEPU71HHD4VG2OK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/U71H/HD4VG2OK/FEPU71HHD4VG2OK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEP/U71H/HD4VG2OK/FEPU71HHD4VG2OK.SMALL.jpg MikeKulls I wanted to run 3 monitors on my PC but it only had a single video card slot. That meant I could only run 1 video card and a single video card usually only supports 2 monitors. Some high end cards support 3 or more monitors but of course I wanted to do this on the cheap! I'd heard it was possible to...
By: MikeKulls

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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:24:30 PST
wireless mouse in a nes gamepad 3 http://www.instructables.com/id/wireless-mouse-in-a-nes-gamepad-3/
wireless mouse in a nes gamepad 3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WVHT/HAQ37SXW/F0DWVHTHAQ37SXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WVHT/HAQ37SXW/F0DWVHTHAQ37SXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WVHT/HAQ37SXW/F0DWVHTHAQ37SXW.SMALL.jpg champx Here is my third version of the mouse nes the original nes mouse was made by MrPumpernickel you can see the original at: http://threepercentdone.com/#12 it is shorter, better design, more ergonomic than my V2 and with logitech electronics first, cut and keep the necessary elements that is to...
By: champx

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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:17:01 PST
Building POF home user network http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-POF-home-user-network/
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By: Milen

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Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:06:10 PST
How to turn a Millennium Falcon into a PC! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-turn-a-Millennium-Falcon-into-a-PC/
How to turn a Millennium Falcon into a PC! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/K8DQ/H9G0W8BC/FU6K8DQH9G0W8BC.SMALL.jpg BradJordan I wanted to build a unique computer to hook up to my TV to watch movies. I searched the Internet for a while trying to get an idea of what I could make it out of and finally ran across the 1979 Kenner Millennium Falcon. While I was searching I found only a few other people that have modded this, one...
By: BradJordan

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Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:24:07 PST
How to Build an 8-Bit Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Build-an-8-Bit-Computer/
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By: spel3o

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Thu, 3 May 2012 23:17:17 PDT
Lock your Computer CPU Cabinet with Handheld Key http://www.instructables.com/id/Lock-your-computer-CPU-with-Handheld-Key/
Lock your Computer CPU Cabinet with Handheld Key - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/HLAD/H18FJU5E/FJGHLADH18FJU5E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/HLAD/H18FJU5E/FJGHLADH18FJU5E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/HLAD/H18FJU5E/FJGHLADH18FJU5E.SMALL.jpg kumaran512 Prevent unauthorized access to your Desktop PC Tower. Keep it locked at home or office with your handheld key.Follow the simple steps,Level: BeginnerTools Required ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 1.Key operated switch (50INR 1USD) 2. Jumper wires (From Scrap) 3. Terminal Connector (From ...
By: kumaran512

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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 00:51:58 PDT
PC-TV Hidden Computer in a Drawer for your Television http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-TV-Computer-in-a-Drawer-for-your-Television/
PC-TV Hidden Computer in a Drawer for your Television - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9DY5/H0OJ5OLA/FUO9DY5H0OJ5OLA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9DY5/H0OJ5OLA/FUO9DY5H0OJ5OLA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUO/9DY5/H0OJ5OLA/FUO9DY5H0OJ5OLA.SMALL.jpg moris_zen I got fed up with streaming video from my computer in the other room and didnt want to place a PC in the living room - just doesn't look nice . So .. I decided to take pieces from some old computers and build them in a drawer under my new LCD TV Disclaimer - be aware of the heat generated from the c...
By: moris_zen

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Fri, 6 Apr 2012 14:31:26 PDT
From metal heater to computer http://www.instructables.com/id/From-metal-heater-to-computer/
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By: knife141

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Mon, 19 Mar 2012 05:57:48 PDT
Eliminate Standby Power with a Desktop Power Switch! http://www.instructables.com/id/Eliminate-Standby-Power-with-a-Desktop-Power-Switc/
Eliminate Standby Power with a Desktop Power Switch! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/I5HI/FUI0WIEO/FMJI5HIFUI0WIEO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/I5HI/FUI0WIEO/FMJI5HIFUI0WIEO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMJ/I5HI/FUI0WIEO/FMJI5HIFUI0WIEO.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos We all know it's happening. Even when your appliances (TV, computer, speakers, external hard drives, monitors, etc.) are turned "OFF," they are still actually on, in standby mode, wasting power. Some plasma TVs actually use more power in standby mode than they do when in use! About 13% of househo...
By: Radioactive_Legos

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Sun, 10 May 2009 18:05:15 PDT
Vintage Radio Computer Tower. http://www.instructables.com/id/Vintage-Radio-Computer-Tower/
Vintage Radio Computer Tower. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/EYAU/GW4I0PHG/F22EYAUGW4I0PHG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/EYAU/GW4I0PHG/F22EYAUGW4I0PHG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/EYAU/GW4I0PHG/F22EYAUGW4I0PHG.SMALL.jpg longwinters This was a fun project because it was quite easy, when the case was done all you had to do was add the doo dads and you get a fun looking housing for your tower. The work involved took about 40 hours about 6 were wasted on some stuff I decided to reject as unacceptable. The Radio dial is a home co...
By: longwinters

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Tue, 13 Dec 2011 21:02:14 PST
How to make a tablet pc from an old laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-tablet-pc-from-an-old-laptop/
How to make a tablet pc from an old laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/ZUVU/GVOX0X0J/F7YZUVUGVOX0X0J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/ZUVU/GVOX0X0J/F7YZUVUGVOX0X0J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/ZUVU/GVOX0X0J/F7YZUVUGVOX0X0J.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen Check out my other projects: Xbox Hackintosh casemod And DIY Spy phone In this project i used an old Fujitsu Siemens life book S series laptop. It has got a 1 Ghz processor and 256 Mb ram, (not sure about the graphic card but i know its between 8-32 Mb). In this instructable i will show how t...
By: mkarvonen

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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 06:05:49 PST