Instructables: exploring - technology - usb - altoids http://www.instructables.com Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:38:43 PST BLOX v1.01 MintyBoost Portable Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/MintyBoost-Portable-Charger/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:01:59 PDT
Altoids Tin USB Hub 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-USB-Hub-20/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/0NBB/HP0CJ082/FE00NBBHP0CJ082.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/0NBB/HP0CJ082/FE00NBBHP0CJ082.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/0NBB/HP0CJ082/FE00NBBHP0CJ082.SMALL.jpg sean_sylvester1 This is an update of my Altoids tin USB hub. I added a 5V green LED (available at radio shack) that lights up when it is plugged in. Make sure to check out my original project. -For those of you who have built the original project feel free to drill a hole in your tin and connect an LED to the unus...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:02:12 PST
Altoids Tin USB Hub http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-USB-Hub/
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:25:54 PST
Double Altoids Solar Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Altoids-Solar-Charger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/32U6/HHS00KNU/F9S32U6HHS00KNU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/32U6/HHS00KNU/F9S32U6HHS00KNU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9S/32U6/HHS00KNU/F9S32U6HHS00KNU.SMALL.jpg Sethaulton Hi! After returning from Active Duty training with the Air Force I wanted to build something that could charge my phone on the go and i always had wanted a Solar Charger so I decided to make one myself! (A small Disclaimer) I pretty much threw this little guy together in about a day and kinda forgo...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:02:06 PDT
Portable usb phone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/usb-charger-1/
Portable usb phone charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/19N1/HFBJW0HP/FKC19N1HFBJW0HP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/19N1/HFBJW0HP/FKC19N1HFBJW0HP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKC/19N1/HFBJW0HP/FKC19N1HFBJW0HP.SMALL.jpg tealk Hi all! Today i will show you how to make usb charger its really simple projects all you need is 7805 voltage regulator, 9v battery ,usb female  and optional is  diode and switch total prize with diodes ,switch,battery,wires,.... is 1.5 or 2 dollars ( depends where you buy, how much,... i bought it ...
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Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:39:59 PDT
Lithium Battery Solar USB/ iPhone/ Arduino Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Lithium-Battery-Solar-USB-iPhone-Arduino-Charger/
Lithium Battery Solar USB/ iPhone/ Arduino Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/VNKF/H58NIMKN/F6WVNKFH58NIMKN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/VNKF/H58NIMKN/F6WVNKFH58NIMKN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/VNKF/H58NIMKN/F6WVNKFH58NIMKN.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman One of the most fun and useful projects on instructables is to create your very own solar USB/ iPhone charger. They're not overly difficult to make, nor are the parts overly expensive or hard to find. For the most part they do a rather good job of charging up small gadgets. Mostly. The big flaw ...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:17:19 PDT
Altoids USB Battery/Solar charger for iPhone and iPod http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-USB-BatterySolar-charger-for-iPhone-and-i/
Altoids USB Battery/Solar charger for iPhone and iPod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/MQYR/H0QH0IGB/F8TMQYRH0QH0IGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/MQYR/H0QH0IGB/F8TMQYRH0QH0IGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/MQYR/H0QH0IGB/F8TMQYRH0QH0IGB.SMALL.jpg haikuordie I know there are plenty of USB chargers out there for you to build.  But here's one that doesn't use a voltage regulator or an IC chip to power it.  The basic concept is to use 4 - AAA rechargeable batteries (1.2V a piece) to power the USB and a couple of solar cells to charge the batteries.  If you...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 18:50:48 PDT
Portable 9v USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-9v-USB-Charger/ http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FNN/U55Z/GUBPGBAV/FNNU55ZGUBPGBAV.SQUARE2.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FNN/U55Z/GUBPGBAV/FNNU55ZGUBPGBAV.SQUARE.jpg http://www.instructables.com/files/deriv/FNN/U55Z/GUBPGBAV/FNNU55ZGUBPGBAV.SMALL.jpg astrickland1 how to build a portable charger. Does not work with iPod touch or iPhone materials -1x 150ohm resistor (optional) -1x toggle switch (optional) -1x LED (optional) -1x7805 voltage regulator (required) -1x 9v battery clips (required) -1x female usb connector (required) solder (required) soldering iron ...
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Sat, 29 Oct 2011 17:57:43 PDT
mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/mouse-3/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/AASS/GTJ1XO9X/FAHAASSGTJ1XO9X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/AASS/GTJ1XO9X/FAHAASSGTJ1XO9X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAH/AASS/GTJ1XO9X/FAHAASSGTJ1XO9X.SMALL.jpg Patjoe99 My altoids mouse i will enter for the altoids chal
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 08:54:56 PDT
Altoids Flash Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Flash-Drive/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/MQPH/GTJ1XFHU/FLHMQPHGTJ1XFHU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/MQPH/GTJ1XFHU/FLHMQPHGTJ1XFHU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLH/MQPH/GTJ1XFHU/FLHMQPHGTJ1XFHU.SMALL.jpg futurefilmaker54 This is my Altoids USB flash drive. I saw the little container at the store, and my brain started working. I just put a hole in the side with my rotary tool and placed the flash drive inside. I used some hot glue to secure the flash drive, and BOOM, you have a super awesome gift or a really cool f...
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Sat, 8 Oct 2011 13:44:49 PDT
Pocket-Sized CHDK USB Camera Shutter Remote http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-CHDK-USB-Camera-Shutter-Remote/
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Mon, 22 Jun 2009 16:44:36 PDT
HOW TO MAKE A REPLICA OF THE FAMOUS ALTOIDS TIN. (AND RECYCLE AT THE SAME TIME) http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-MAKE-A-REPLICA-OF-THE-FAMOUS-ALTOIDS-TIN-/
HOW TO MAKE A REPLICA OF THE FAMOUS ALTOIDS TIN. (AND RECYCLE AT THE SAME TIME) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/H7EL/FW5H2T10/FOPH7ELFW5H2T10.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/H7EL/FW5H2T10/FOPH7ELFW5H2T10.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOP/H7EL/FW5H2T10/FOPH7ELFW5H2T10.SMALL.jpg weasel999 Hi This indestructable is about how to make a metal box the same size (or what ever size you want) of the Altoids tin. DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS????This means you can make your own tins..... WHATEVER SIZE YOU WANT!!!!!!!!!!!Heres how.MATERIALS: 2 EMPTY ALUMINUM CANSSHARP SCISSORSPENCILSTAPLER OR S...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2009 16:55:00 PDT
Curiously Strong and Wireless Usb Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Curiously-Strong-and-Wireless-Usb-Mouse/
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Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:44:07 PST
Curiously Strong USB Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Curiously-Strong-USB-Mouse/
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Fri, 16 Jan 2009 17:11:04 PST
USB Hub inside Altiods Tin http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Hub-inside-Altiods-Tin/
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Wed, 23 Jul 2008 13:12:02 PDT
COMBO USB DRIVE WITH ALTOIDS CAN http://www.instructables.com/id/COMBO-USB-DRIVE-WITH-ALTOIDS-CAN/
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Mon, 30 Jun 2008 14:11:48 PDT
How to Put Photos On a PSP http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Put-Photos-On-a-PSP/
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Tue, 1 Apr 2008 20:01:16 PDT
Lego PSP Dock http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-PSP-Dock/
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Tue, 18 Mar 2008 06:26:29 PDT
Altoids can Flash Drive Safety Case. http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-can-Flash-Drive-Safety-Case./
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Mon, 11 Feb 2008 19:07:53 PST
USB drive altoid smalls mod http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-drive-altoid-smalls-mod/
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Sat, 19 Jan 2008 19:57:22 PST
Make a USB phone charger for almost any cell phone! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-phone-charger-for-almost-any-cell-phone/
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Mon, 10 Dec 2007 10:19:31 PST
Handy Altoids Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Camping-Kit/
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Wed, 31 Oct 2007 12:31:31 PDT
Altoids Tin Wallet http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-Tin-Wallet/
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Fri, 27 Apr 2007 17:11:25 PDT
Trash can (or other sweet box) usb light http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-can-or-other-sweet-box-usb-light/
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Fri, 2 Mar 2007 15:21:58 PST
Altoids USB Thumb Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-USB-Thumb-Drive/
Altoids USB Thumb Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/YS4Z/S2AEY6E3FGV/FB5YS4ZS2AEY6E3FGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/YS4Z/S2AEY6E3FGV/FB5YS4ZS2AEY6E3FGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB5/YS4Z/S2AEY6E3FGV/FB5YS4ZS2AEY6E3FGV.SMALL.jpg Themanmatt13 I was thinking of stuff to make and I noticed my thumbdrive sitting on my desk. I was thinking.. "I should make something to make that cooler!" I was looking for something to put it in when i noticed an altoids sour tin that I had sitting in my drawer that used to be an Altoids Clock.(Note the hole ...
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Thu, 15 Feb 2007 22:22:46 PST
usb christmas lights http://www.instructables.com/id/usb-christmas-lights/
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Wed, 25 Oct 2006 22:51:09 PDT
Build a 4 x AA USB Altoids Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-4-x-AA-USB-Altoids-Battery/
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Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:49:23 PDT