Instructables: exploring - technology - electronics - computer Wed, 1 Jul 2015 23:05:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Benchtop DC Power Supply
Benchtop DC Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> lawrence.esterlen This has been done probably hundreds of times here on Instructables, but I think that this is a great starter project for anyone interested in getting into electronics as a hobby. I am a U.S. Navy Electronics Technician, and even with costly test equipment at my disposal, I still consider this cheap...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 16:57:37 PDT
Running Videos on a TI84 Calculator
Running Videos on a TI84 Calculator - More DIY How To Projects]]> searx This project demonstrates the process of converting a video file into a format readable by the TI84 Silver Plus graphing calculator. A program is used to convert the data stored on the calculator into a smoothly playing video.You will need: • TI Connect Software • USB to Calculator wire • TI-Co...
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Wed, 10 Jun 2015 14:27:13 PDT
Building your own bare-bones computer
Building your own bare-bones computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> 8bitbeliever Computers have become ever more increasingly difficult to penetrate and learn how they work. With this setup, utilizing an old z80 8 bit microprocessor, you can learn about how a computer works in more detail and use this to expand upon your electronics projects! Here is a link to my other page wher...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 16:08:20 PDT
PC Switch Panel
PC Switch Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> Draxxy1974 Ever wanted to be able to control your pc functions from the outside of your case using a DIY switch panel? .. Well stop wondering how!Hardly any materials were used in the making of my switch panel, but I can't give a price as all of the items used were already in my workshop.Part List: 5 x MTS-1 ...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 17:24:02 PDT
Cable extensions
Cable extensions - More DIY How To Projects]]> geartechbrandon Building my kids (and me too) a PiCade and console cabinet (will have RasPi with PiPlay OS, PS2, PS3 and XBox 360) I ran into the need to extend a lot of cables to properly wire the speakers and monitor. It's fast, it's cheap and it gets the job done. Nothing I hate more than waiting for supplies or...
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:41:57 PDT
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer.
Solar powered water pump with speed control via computer. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mjtrinihobby As part of my solar powered home, I have a potable water pump to provide water when our water utility is not available. I also implemented speed control of the pump to adjust the flow to allow energy efficient pump operation depending of the battery bank voltage. Before we continue, take a read of m...
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Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:16:55 PDT
Fun Game Controllers with MaKey MaKey
Fun Game Controllers with MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> eludemann MaKey MaKey is "an invention kit for everyone!" You can use this kit to turn any object that can conduct electricity into a controller or keyboard. In this Instructable, we'll use a ready-made computer game and some every day objects--we turned our staff kitchen into "office supplies" vs. "lunch s...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:34:53 PST
Say Cheese Photo Booth with MaKey MaKey
Say Cheese Photo Booth with MaKey MaKey - More DIY How To Projects]]> eludemann Say "cheese!" Add some flavor to your event's photo booth with….some actual cheese! Use a MaKey MaKey to turn a piece of cheese into a controller, then snap away!MaKey MaKey is an "invention kit for everyone," and it allows you to turn anything that can conduct electricity into a keyboard or contro...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:13:50 PST
Intel Edison - Bluetooth Receptacle
Intel Edison - Bluetooth Receptacle - More DIY How To Projects]]> misperry In this video we will be looking at how to build a standard US 15A receptacle that is controlled wirelessly by bluetooth with the Intel Edison.Support the channel tip with bitcoins Address: 1MvcZHRbDm9czS8s776iutBBPJ39K4PEHhFollow me on YouTube: me on Twitter ...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:18:37 PST
Intel Edison - GPIO Setup and Scripting
Intel Edison - GPIO Setup and Scripting - More DIY How To Projects]]> misperry In this video we will be exploring how to configure the GPIO using shell scripting in linux. I will go through the setup of the muxing and pin features to get a GPIO output pin.hardware guide the channel tip with bitcoinsAddress: 1MvcZHRbDm9czS8s...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:08:26 PST
Micro dark activated switch
Micro dark activated switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> BlondeJamesDean At just 10mm x 10mm, this is quite possibly one of the smallest light sensitive switches you will ever find!At last, a great replacement for LDR circuits. Welcome to the future!!! You will need: Bare PCBScalpelSolderFluxSoldering IronSMT 81k 0402 resistorSMT 3904 NPN Transistor (SC-70)0603 LEDAPD...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:41:11 PST
Make any Dumb TV a Smart TV
Make any Dumb TV a Smart TV - More DIY How To Projects]]> NoobT Do you wish your standard television could connect to the internet? You would have the ability to stream Netflix, Hulu, or look up anything on Google when your cell phone is out of reach. All of your music and movie files could automatically be linked to your television. Buying a brand new smart ...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:42:52 PST
Mason Jar Portable Speaker & Guitar Amp
Mason Jar Portable Speaker & Guitar Amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> TrashAmpsLLC Let's face it: the speakers on your phone & laptop aren't loud enough. So grab a Mason Jar Speaker KIT from Trash Amps ( & build a Mason Jar Speaker to play tunes from your smartphone, tablet and laptop. BUT WAIT: it's also an electric guitar amplifier! Plug in & bust out those wic...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:57:41 PST
Functional redstone paint program (without command blocks)
Functional redstone paint program (without command blocks) - More DIY How To Projects]]> JorgeS4 This is a paint program i created without the use of command blocks. With this program you have the ability to draw an image on the screen, hit the "save" button, and clear the screen and draw something else. You can load your saved image at any time. It has been made incredibly simple to make thing...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:57:52 PST
LED running on USB
LED running on USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> electromechlab Hi, guys, Today I am going to show you a circuit which is very beneficial for the people who work on Laptop, you need , sometimes, light to work on laptop keyboard.For this circuit you need any spare USB cable, one LED, 1 resistor. & tools. Connections of the circuit... USB pin diagramConnect res...
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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 03:16:08 PDT
Recycled Power Supply
Recycled Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> rjkorn I needed a 12V power supply for a ham radio. It needed to be able to supply 10A intermittently and be cheap. I didn't want to purchase one so I went to the junk pile. I found a nice case that used to be a satellite receiver and a bare power supply board from a discarded computer peripheral. I have ...
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Mon, 12 May 2014 12:15:28 PDT
How To Use Celtx
How To Use Celtx - More DIY How To Projects]]> Computer J This Instructable will show how to create both scripts and storyboards for movies on the program Celtx. This is what it will look when you choose to use this program. To do Story Boards click on the Film name. How To Start Making Scripts  The first part is to put where the location is going to ta...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:18:18 PDT
How To Get Free Hard Drives From Old DVR's Boxs! TrollFaceTheMan You heard me right, have an old junk DVR lying around..? Well before you toss it out crack the bad boy open and see if their is a brand new hard drive in their for the taking... If the box can record by itself then you should find a hard drive in their... They do vary in size though...  like the o...
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:30:28 PDT
Arduino Catapult
Arduino Catapult - More DIY How To Projects]]> cej12 Hey, there. This is my detailed instruction on how to create your own micro-controlled desktop catapult. The journey to building this catapult may be arduous, but you will receive eternal happiness and the satisfaction of terror in the eyes of your enemies. For this project, I began with a tutorial...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:26:10 PST
How to connect your computer to your TV using a Converter
How to connect your computer to your TV using a Converter - More DIY How To Projects]]> MicahLarimer Many people want to watch things from their laptops on their TVs.  The only problem generally is that you will find you don’t have the correct video ports to go from your laptop to your TV.  You can solve this issue by using a converter, a device that allows you to go from one port on your computer ...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 18:20:20 PST
Neat Way To Open Power Supply
Neat Way To Open Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> keanlay Tools Hobby (wireman) SawChiselHammerClamp or Vise Secure The P Supply Use clamp or vise to hold p supply in position Break The "weld" As most power supply are chemically bonded, use saw to remove material about 0.5 to 1 mm on the long sides which does not hv connectors Open It Use chis...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 07:13:13 PDT
USB Oscilloscope with Signal generator
USB Oscilloscope with Signal generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jan_Henrik Hello, in this project I want to show you how to make an easy and cheap USB Oscilloscope. Specifications: Price: 20$ Frequency: 2-20000HZ Resolution: 16 Bit Voltage range:  +-7V / with probe +-70V Channels: 2 X-Y Mode Signal generator: Sine, Square, Triangular and Sawtooth 0-20000Hz Material list...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:11:32 PDT
Simple programming board ATtiny2313
Simple programming board ATtiny2313 - More DIY How To Projects]]> mkarvonen This is a small tutorial how to make your own programming board for ATtiny2313. I made the first board in school about a year ago and now i decided to make a new one and better that you don't need to solder and fix all the time because the copper will come off from the board. As you can see in the f...
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Thu, 12 Sep 2013 09:54:59 PDT
Building a portable fan
Building a portable fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> HunkenHD Reddit link: Final product Things you need connect the wires and it's done :)
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Mon, 5 Aug 2013 02:29:32 PDT
Button Activated...Anything!
Button Activated...Anything! - More DIY How To Projects]]> haunted.haunt Have you ever wanted a button to trigger something on your computer?  Well, Here is how you can do it. Materials and Tools Here is what you will need to make this simple rig: •PS/2 Or USB Keyboard (wireless may work) depending on what you have or what your computer can support. •Button of your ...
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Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:16:11 PDT
Make a folder with a custom icon.
Make a folder with a custom icon. - More DIY How To Projects]]> amriorda So I was bored today and wanted to add a small level of customization to my computer.  So I decided to make my folders have cool icons. Find your picture. First off, you need a picture to make as your folder image.  Find any picture you want off the internet or where ever.  You HAVE to have the...
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Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:36:47 PDT
Electronic Predator Call
Electronic Predator Call - More DIY How To Projects]]> ROD917 coyote Image courtesy of Hal Brindley "" Don't spend a lot of money purchasing a Predator Call. Make your own for $15.00. Your's may cost a little more because I already had some of the parts. Parts List 1     Radio Shack Mini Amplified S...
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Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:14:27 PST
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps!
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps! - More DIY How To Projects]]> NXTHacker Do you use your phone or tablet a lot? Does your fingers hurt after a few hours? Or do you just want to use a stylus to doodle on your tablet? Remember the fuss about foam and tin foil to just make a stylus? Here is the solution! You can make this from old stuff you find from around the house or ...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 06:41:29 PDT
2-bit binary squaring device toast5678 This device does exactly as the title states: it squares 2-bit binary numbers. the functions that it can carry out are:0^2,1^2, 2^2, and 3^2 The diagram pretty much explains itself (unless you can't read logic diagrams) so, enjoy! :) If you have any comments, suggestions, improvements, or even rude ...
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Mon, 6 Aug 2012 07:31:04 PDT
Hard-Drive Hacked To a Hidden Drive,Phone Stand & LED Set Samimy About this project: A Hidden Flash-Memory That Only you know how to turn it on and use it secretly. This is a DIY hack project that allows you to recycle your broken hard-drives back to live and turn them to something useful. here are the costs and list of devices for those who will love to make th...
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Sat, 19 May 2012 02:06:06 PDT
Intro & Things
Intro & Things - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fr0stByte If your like me and you have a second or even third keyboard for your computer games but want to add a bit of "You" to it, then this is for you. There are several way that this can be done but I will be focussing on two. Now the pictures and steps are for my personal setup so unless you like mine, u...
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Thu, 17 May 2012 18:57:00 PDT
Power Supply unit for arduino power and breadboard
Power Supply unit for arduino power and breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> Avadhut.Deshmukh how you can take a computer u hv old (power supply unit) and turn it into a power supply that will power your Arduino and give you all the amperage  you need as well as your standard 3.3 volts, 5 volts, and 12 volts for any accessories/electronics used on your breadboard And arduino power ,led 5v,12...
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 01:23:58 PDT
Digital to analog. Computothought Huh? What's that? Digital are basic on and off signals that most computers use. A light switch is digital in it's own way.  It is either on of off.  Analog would similar to that of a fader control light switch where you can adjust the level of light. How can we do that if we do not have a fader cont...
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Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:42:58 PST
Hard Disk Drive Activity metre
Hard Disk Drive Activity metre - More DIY How To Projects]]> raikut Here i had been working on this project for a long time and finally i was able to compile a working version of the HDD activity meter. The project that i will be showing, is fully tested and working. In fact i have installed in my computer and those interested and who want to have unique gadgets, t...
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Wed, 12 Oct 2011 11:14:15 PDT
Aesthetically Pleasing PSU Mod Damios Here is my computer PSU that I turned into a bench top PSU.  I took out the normal fan and put in an antec green LED fan that I had, as well as a secondary one I installed on the top.   I added a toggle switch, a red LED indicating it is plugged in (aka dangerous if opened), and a green LED indicat...
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Sun, 14 Aug 2011 21:23:49 PDT
Mini Computer Fan Air Conditioner divad135 I decided to build this little personal cooling device for fun, just to see if it would work. I saw the same concept somewhere else online to make a simple air conditioner using a coil mounted to a fan. I decided to replicate it, making it personal, and (somewhat) portable. It consists of a standard...
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Thu, 21 Jul 2011 16:21:16 PDT
Second soldering hand.
Second soldering hand. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Computothought This instructable is so easy to make, so there is no need to go out and get one of those hands free helpers, The best thing about this instructable is that you are reusing computers that do not have to go to a trash dump. Also show is the original unit that I made a long time back.  At the end is a ...
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Wed, 13 Apr 2011 11:56:49 PDT
Taking Apart A Microwave
Taking Apart A Microwave - More DIY How To Projects]]> dog digger Taking apart a microwave. Fairly simple. Fairly dangerous if you just plugged it in to "See if it works" and then start taking it apart.  it's also worth the very little effort. I've taken one apart to show you what you get. PS: I'm only thirteen so don't be too critical Things you should know ...
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Wed, 9 Mar 2011 04:21:02 PST
Computer speaker boombox (Big Ben) biggeesmall I was tooling around with an old AM/FM radio box and some old computer speakers and instead of making the typical design seen on here I decided to "loosely" make a model of a popular 80's Sanyo boombox named Big Ben. I am by no means skilled at electronics and woodworking so this is just an idea. Wi...
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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:30:46 PST
how to get tons of free enameled copper wire
how to get tons of free enameled copper wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> Jimmy Proton There are tons of free copper wire rite under your nose and you dont even know it, hidden at the widest part of a CRT television/monitor held in by springs. There is a square black cable wrapped in tape. What many people dont seem to know is that its full of magnet wire! All you gotta do is mess up ...
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Tue, 21 Dec 2010 12:58:59 PST
Mounting a Hard Drive in a CDROM case
Mounting a Hard Drive in a CDROM case - More DIY How To Projects]]> rownhunt  In this Instructable I will show you how to take apart a CDROM case apart so you can mount a SATA or IDE Hard Drive inside. ---------- This can be useful for homemade external hard drives, and it can be a convinient storage place for an extra internal hard drive.  Things You Will Need -Screwdri...
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Fri, 8 Oct 2010 23:45:08 PDT
How to fasten computer speed!
How to fasten computer speed! - More DIY How To Projects]]> OLDH82W8 As a Computer enthusiast for 7+ years now, I've experenced the great, annoying and wonderful opportunities. Technology isn't perfect, So why not try to make it? In this instructable thread, I will tell you how to fasten up your slow computer. Clean Clean Clean!! A Great thing to fasten up compute...
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Fri, 24 Sep 2010 23:08:29 PDT
The Lag Switch
The Lag Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> TXTCLA55 Yes how low can a online gamer go? Well here is the answer to a question that has long dominated the world of online gaming  "why is my connection so slow?" The answer is either your computer cant handle the game or someone is using one of theses suckers...a lag switch. the ible is all about creatin...

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Fri, 20 Aug 2010 16:07:16 PDT
The Automatic XBOX Cooling System
The Automatic XBOX Cooling System - More DIY How To Projects]]> TXTCLA55   OK, so a few moths ago I got a the XBOX 360, the only problem was I couldn't keep it in the cabinet with the door closed while I played because it would get really hot in there, and everyone knows what heat does to a 360! At the same time however I didn't want to leave the door open all the time...

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Thu, 10 Jun 2010 12:34:02 PDT
High-tech prank
High-tech prank - More DIY How To Projects]]> Stuffses Have you ever wanted to have an automated BB gun shoot your enemy whenever they use their computer? Of course you have! This Instructable will show you how to hook up yor weapon of choice to a computer and set it to fire whenever they use their favorite program. The best part is, you don`t need any ...
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Fri, 21 May 2010 15:24:03 PDT
Very Anoying Computer Prank
Very Anoying Computer Prank - More DIY How To Projects]]> King Julien This is a simple yet very annoying computer prank.  It is best done in a computer lab or office were computers are close and people get distracted talking to each other.  Wait Patiently Wait for your victim to start talking with somebody or get up from their computer.  Don't let them notice you ...
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Fri, 2 Apr 2010 17:26:14 PDT
Creating the Keyterpiller
Creating the Keyterpiller - More DIY How To Projects]]> Doddity The Keyterpiller is the result of me doing nothing all weekend and at the last second realising i'll have wasted my weekend if i dont make something soon. A quick instructables search for Keyboards, something i had lying around at the time, turned up nothing. Realising i had to think for myself i cu...
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Mon, 8 Feb 2010 02:11:45 PST
DIY LCD PROJECTOR - More DIY How To Projects]]> dangeross Here are step by step instructions to make your own lcd projector without spending major $$$ I did this a while back and I'm just now getting to post it. and i know its already been done but I'm posting it anyway! GET A 14" or 15" LCD MONITOR I used a fifteen inch and the sides run outside of th...
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Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:45:21 PDT
Computer Recycling and Repurposing Instructables Guides Computers contain so many useful parts and components that can be recycled, reused and re-purposed, that it's a shame to simply throw them away. PC fans make great air filters, mother boards can become jewelry, hard drive platters beautifully turn into clocks and power supplies, and cd drives magic...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2009 12:19:07 PST
Record Computer Internet Video
Record Computer Internet Video - More DIY How To Projects]]> unclesam Record any video that you can open and view on your computer, regardless of format, by using a VGA-to-tv converter. Record video and sound on a VCR and play it back on a tv. I took these digital photos of my digital tv's screen during playback of video tape of internet video recorded by this method....
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Fri, 9 Jan 2009 07:11:55 PST