Instructables: exploring - technology - usb - easy http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:34:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 Rechargable Flashlight PowerBank http://www.instructables.com/id/Rechargable-Flashlight-PowerBank/
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:28:51 PDT
Portable USB Smartphone Charger V3 http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-USB-Smartphone-Charger-V3/
Portable USB Smartphone Charger V3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/J7NR/HY3Z9D1E/FDEJ7NRHY3Z9D1E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/J7NR/HY3Z9D1E/FDEJ7NRHY3Z9D1E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/J7NR/HY3Z9D1E/FDEJ7NRHY3Z9D1E.SMALL.jpg KevinsL1 Hi Instructables audience!In this instructable i'm showing you how to make simple usb charger. This is my 3'd version for this kind of charger and this one is upgraded to allow voltage to flow on stable 12v and no backward flow. Basicly this one works on it's full potentional ,without any possible w...
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Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:54:47 PDT
Secret Keyboard Hack! http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Keyboard-Hack/
Secret Keyboard Hack! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/D91Z/HPJBINUQ/FZND91ZHPJBINUQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/D91Z/HPJBINUQ/FZND91ZHPJBINUQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZN/D91Z/HPJBINUQ/FZND91ZHPJBINUQ.SMALL.jpg rickyeatough Computers, mice & keyboards are everywhere nowadays. So why not hack one? The keyboards look innocent - well, most of them.... Most of us don't use the small numeric keypad, which houses the num lock button. So, might as well put it to good use - turn it into a small, quick, concealed & secure ...
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:28:44 PST
USB microscope with Lego frame http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-microscope-with-Lego-frame-1/
USB microscope with Lego frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW0/9DQO/HOHYEU0W/FW09DQOHOHYEU0W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW0/9DQO/HOHYEU0W/FW09DQOHOHYEU0W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW0/9DQO/HOHYEU0W/FW09DQOHOHYEU0W.SMALL.jpg michaelgohjs Here is a USB microscope i made quite a few years back. Its very very simple to build and in its simplest form all you need is a USB webcam. Basically you just remove the lens and turn it around then TADA! you're done. This is not my idea and i read it somewhere online but  i really can't remember w...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 07:04:48 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
DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-USB-Solar-Charger-20-4-Ports/
DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/MDOY/HKVLCQAG/FIDMDOYHKVLCQAG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/MDOY/HKVLCQAG/FIDMDOYHKVLCQAG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FID/MDOY/HKVLCQAG/FIDMDOYHKVLCQAG.SMALL.jpg ASCAS Dreamed of making a cheap and "EXTREMELY RELIABLE" portable USB solar charger? Here's a quick tutorial, revealing how I made mine with a budget less than $20! ___________________________________________________________________________________ I have so many uses for it. When we travel and go camping...
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:51:14 PDT
Pocket USB charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-USB-charger/
Pocket USB charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/Q9T1/HIYK0XBO/FE0Q9T1HIYK0XBO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/Q9T1/HIYK0XBO/FE0Q9T1HIYK0XBO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE0/Q9T1/HIYK0XBO/FE0Q9T1HIYK0XBO.SMALL.jpg tzm1 Nowadays, we have many technological resources at our disposal. Almost everyone has smartphones with internet access and other amenities. The only problem with these devices is the battery life. Excess functions of modern gadgets makes energy always ends too soon. And if by chance you are in a loca...
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Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:47:43 PDT
Easy Portable USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Portable-USB-Charger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/K0XU/HFPTIFVN/FKBK0XUHFPTIFVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/K0XU/HFPTIFVN/FKBK0XUHFPTIFVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/K0XU/HFPTIFVN/FKBK0XUHFPTIFVN.SMALL.jpg Matt Carl Tutorial to show how to make a quick, cheap and easy portable USB charger for around $10 without knowing how to build complex circuits! Used the following products: USB Car Charger (Dollar Store) 8 AA Battery Holder (Radioshack) 8 AA Batteries (Dollar Store) Project Enclosure (Radioshack)
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Fri, 3 May 2013 08:22:34 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
USB Powered Micro Sander! http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-Micro-Sander/
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Sat, 2 Feb 2013 19:39:56 PST
Super Duper Simple Usb Fan! http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Duper-Simple-Usb-Fan/
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Thu, 8 Nov 2012 17:15:37 PST
How to turn a PC Fan into a USB Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Hi-Guys/
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Wed, 5 Sep 2012 15:07:13 PDT
How to create ipod touch/iphone dock easy http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-ipod-touchiphone-dock-easy/
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Sat, 4 Aug 2012 12:58:10 PDT
turn a nes controller into a usb drive or usb wifi adapter! http://www.instructables.com/id/turn-a-nes-controller-into-a-usb-drive-or-usb-wifi/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/8LW8/H27LRPI8/F4O8LW8H27LRPI8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/8LW8/H27LRPI8/F4O8LW8H27LRPI8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4O/8LW8/H27LRPI8/F4O8LW8H27LRPI8.SMALL.jpg jussin this is a quick easy guide that ANYONE can do to mod a nintendo nes controller into a usb thumb drive / mass storage device! now since i made this video i have used the exact same steps to turn another nes controller into a wifi adapter using a really cheap linksys usb adapter for my desktop co...
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Thu, 17 May 2012 13:49:55 PDT
USB Mini Fan! http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Mini-Fan-2/
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Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:59:15 PDT
Change Old PS2/PS1 Memory To USB Thumbstick http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-Old-PS2PS1-Memory-To-USB-Thumbstick/
Change Old PS2/PS1 Memory To USB Thumbstick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/5G27/H0URC1D0/FUL5G27H0URC1D0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/5G27/H0URC1D0/FUL5G27H0URC1D0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/5G27/H0URC1D0/FUL5G27H0URC1D0.SMALL.jpg Zaphod Beetlebrox How to upgrade  an old memory chip to fit into a new console or a computer. Maybe you just want a unique USB stick. Anyway the project costs only a few dollars (If you don't have a spare usb drive),  takes only a few tools and small amount of time. I used a PS2 memory card but i'm sure the same step...
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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:27:17 PDT
modify xRocker game chair for USB audio! http://www.instructables.com/id/modify-xRocker-game-chair-for-USB-audio/
modify xRocker game chair for USB audio! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/ANB1/H0KKW7QO/FWBANB1H0KKW7QO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/ANB1/H0KKW7QO/FWBANB1H0KKW7QO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/ANB1/H0KKW7QO/FWBANB1H0KKW7QO.SMALL.jpg ale624 this is my first instructable! so, i was fed up of the jacks in my xrocker chair breaking and only giving me mono audio. i had tried replacing them with brand new ones only to have them break on me a month or so later. so i said to myself what plug is simple, reliable, can be extended easily and i ...
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Tue, 3 Apr 2012 06:11:33 PDT
DIY Waterproof Flashdrive Casing http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Waterproof-Flashdrive-Casing/
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Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:04:06 PDT
Shuriken USB http://www.instructables.com/id/Shuriken-USB/
Shuriken USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SBIP/GQ4EY8XR/F8FSBIPGQ4EY8XR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SBIP/GQ4EY8XR/F8FSBIPGQ4EY8XR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8F/SBIP/GQ4EY8XR/F8FSBIPGQ4EY8XR.SMALL.jpg eyefail I originally saw this idea of a Shuriken USB on the internet and decided to make one of my own. I thought of a simple and quick way to replicate the idea using foam cored poster board. So by following these simple steps you too can make your own and have a cool looking USB. Please vote for this ins...
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Thu, 14 Jul 2011 20:14:34 PDT
Make a USB breadboard power supply for close to nothing! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-breadboard-power-supply-for-close-to-no/
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Sun, 10 Jul 2011 09:12:33 PDT
Bendable USB Powered LED Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/Bendable-USB-Powered-LED-Light/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/DEN7/GKKESA1N/FMFDEN7GKKESA1N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/DEN7/GKKESA1N/FMFDEN7GKKESA1N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMF/DEN7/GKKESA1N/FMFDEN7GKKESA1N.SMALL.jpg Matt Carl Things you'll need: -Led -Resistor -USB cable -soldering gun -solder -electrical tape/ shrink tubing  
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 18:27:04 PST
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Sun, 20 Feb 2011 08:38:40 PST
Poker chip flash drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Poker-chip-flash-drive/
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Sat, 25 Sep 2010 18:52:40 PDT
How to create a "secure" password protected USB http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-create-a-secure-password-protected-USB/
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 14:14:01 PDT
Home made usb from stripboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-usb-from-stripboard/
Home made usb from stripboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/OGBK/GA7YWRPZ/F64OGBKGA7YWRPZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/OGBK/GA7YWRPZ/F64OGBKGA7YWRPZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F64/OGBK/GA7YWRPZ/F64OGBKGA7YWRPZ.SMALL.jpg morphic cu ion It is simple, cheap and a great way to spend your time. Materials and tools tools: -saw -soldering iron materials: -strip-board -thick wire -solder step 1 first kind cut the board on the dimension of an father usb, check it (4holes) cut the wire and insert it in which hole you want (I put i...
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Wed, 9 Jun 2010 05:37:31 PDT
The Smallest And Simplest Usb Led Ever http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Smallest-And-Simplest-Usb-Led-Ever/
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Sat, 5 Jun 2010 06:50:16 PDT
how to make a usb fan for under $5 or free http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-usb-fan-for-under-5-or-free/
how to make a usb fan for under $5 or free - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/DSZ9/G9NHHKRI/FCFDSZ9G9NHHKRI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/DSZ9/G9NHHKRI/FCFDSZ9G9NHHKRI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/DSZ9/G9NHHKRI/FCFDSZ9G9NHHKRI.SMALL.jpg sillyzombie666 im going to show you how simple it is to make a little personal fan that is both easy to make and cheap. this can work in your pc, laptop, or any place you have a usb, this is a must have when traveling, outside with your laptop,in the car, school and so on *****DISCLAIMER***** if you end up break...
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Thu, 3 Jun 2010 23:14:08 PDT
Simple USB Socket Charger! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-USB-Socket-Charger/
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 19:59:20 PDT
Simple external hard drive relay modification to power-on and power-off automatically http://www.instructables.com/id/External-hard-drive-relay-modification-to-power-on/
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Thu, 4 Feb 2010 01:29:51 PST
How to boot PUD Linux off a flash drive http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-boot-PUD-Linux-off-a-flash-drive/
How to boot PUD Linux off a flash drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/ZVZ4/G0ZWL5ZH/FZVZVZ4G0ZWL5ZH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/ZVZ4/G0ZWL5ZH/FZVZVZ4G0ZWL5ZH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/ZVZ4/G0ZWL5ZH/FZVZVZ4G0ZWL5ZH.SMALL.jpg Se1f_Destruct This instructable teaches you how to install PUD, a 260MB OS, on your flash drive. This is my first instructable so please, be hard on me. It is persistent, so it will save its settings on exit. I am not responsible for anything happening to your computer, but if you follow the instructions exactly,...
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Fri, 23 Oct 2009 20:54:21 PDT
Control a RepStrap with Processing http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-a-RepStrap-RepRap-CNCCartesian-Bot-usi/
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Tue, 6 Oct 2009 18:27:32 PDT
Make A Playing Card-themed USB Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Playing-Card-themed-USB-Drive/
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Sat, 19 Sep 2009 14:00:16 PDT
The Ultimate ATX Power Supply Mod With USB Charging Ports http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-ATX-Power-Supply-Mod-With-USB-Chargin/
The Ultimate ATX Power Supply Mod With USB Charging Ports - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/Z6GS/FSE8MLA4/F7VZ6GSFSE8MLA4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/Z6GS/FSE8MLA4/F7VZ6GSFSE8MLA4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7V/Z6GS/FSE8MLA4/F7VZ6GSFSE8MLA4.SMALL.jpg rocketman221 I know there is already a bunch of these on here, but I didn't see any quite like this so I thought I would post it, so here it is. This power supply has 3 12v lines, 3 5v lines, 3 3.3v lines, 1 -12v line, & 2 USB ports. It uses a 480 Watt ATX power supply and puts out enough power to run most proj...
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Sun, 19 Apr 2009 17:15:23 PDT
Several Easy Steps to Secure Your Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Several-Easy-Steps-to-Secure-Your-Computer/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 11:09:52 PDT
Simple Cheap USB LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cheap-USB-LED-Light/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:51:25 PDT
XBOX case mod **simple & colourful** http://www.instructables.com/id/XBOX-case-mod-simple-amp-colourful/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2009 16:28:31 PDT
Automatic Marshmallow Roaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Marshmallow-Roaster/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/7UXC/FPIOL70Y/FTD7UXCFPIOL70Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/7UXC/FPIOL70Y/FTD7UXCFPIOL70Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTD/7UXC/FPIOL70Y/FTD7UXCFPIOL70Y.SMALL.jpg -henry- This is a marshmallow roaster (duh). A stepper motor from an old printer spins the marshmallow, on a skewer, over the candle. The heat-shrink was used to attach the skewer to the motor's shaft, because the gear would not come off of the shaft. My AC adapter was 9 volts, but 5 or 6 would have been be...
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Sun, 4 Jan 2009 20:03:26 PST
Chewing Gum USB !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chewing-Gum-USB-/
Chewing Gum USB !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SMALL.jpg =SMART= Welcome to another of my awesome USB case mods !This case mod allows you to sneakily conceal your USB in a chewing gum packet, apart from being super-mega-awesome-cool this mod will stop all those annoying classmates who always borrow your usb, (you know, the ones that don't delete their files after...
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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:46:07 PDT
Really, REALLY Easy USB Motor! http://www.instructables.com/id/Really-REALLY-Easy-USB-Motor/
Really, REALLY Easy USB Motor! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/MFR2/FHOHJHXX/FDXMFR2FHOHJHXX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/MFR2/FHOHJHXX/FDXMFR2FHOHJHXX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/MFR2/FHOHJHXX/FDXMFR2FHOHJHXX.SMALL.jpg neardood At long last, my 2nd instructable!!! This is fan for you or your computer that runs off any avalable USB port. I reccomend it for beginners into electronics, right up to the pro's. It is easy and fun, you can make in literally five minites!!! REALLY FAST AND EASY!!! Parts and Stuff First you'll...
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Fri, 20 Jun 2008 05:56:17 PDT
USB Heater (or How to Upgrade Your Coffee Cup) http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Heater-or-How-to-Upgrade-Your-Coffee-Cup/
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Mon, 5 May 2008 07:15:20 PDT
The Smallest USB LED http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Smallest-USB-LED/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2008 18:41:21 PDT
The Coolest USB L.E.D. Pocket-Sized Light (Pocket-Sized Entry) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Coolest-USB-L.E.D.-Pocket-Sized-Light-Pocket-/
The Coolest USB L.E.D. Pocket-Sized Light (Pocket-Sized Entry) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/XAAN/FDUEK7HT/FGZXAANFDUEK7HT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/XAAN/FDUEK7HT/FGZXAANFDUEK7HT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/XAAN/FDUEK7HT/FGZXAANFDUEK7HT.SMALL.jpg gamer In this Instructable, I will show you how to make a USB powered L.E.D. light that can fold away into the size of an X-it Mints tin, and can easily fit in your pocket. If you like it, be sure to + it and vote for me in the contest! The materials and tools you will need are: L.E.D. USB cable (salvag...
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Sat, 15 Mar 2008 17:27:26 PDT
USB Sex Change http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-Female-connector-out-of-a-USB-Male-conn/
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Wed, 27 Feb 2008 21:22:54 PST
USB Moodlight http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Moodlight/
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By: gamer

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Fri, 4 Jan 2008 19:08:49 PST
$2 Cassette Box Cellphone/USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/2-Cassette-Box-CellphoneUSB-Charger/
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Wed, 2 Jan 2008 15:52:11 PST
Many flash drive casings, some are worth a look http://www.instructables.com/id/Many-flash-drive-casings-some-are-worth-a-look/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/A4N5/F7PCOWEF/F4BA4N5F7PCOWEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/A4N5/F7PCOWEF/F4BA4N5F7PCOWEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/A4N5/F7PCOWEF/F4BA4N5F7PCOWEF.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope Ther'es alot here, some of which I havn't posted. The Metal one in particular is great, it's not the prettiest cover in the world but it's tough, with a heavy parcel tape wrapping and tippex underneath that it's capable of surviving water. The metal case i made for a sqare tube of aluminium that wa...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 23:04:29 PST
Beer bottle USB lamp... http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-bottle-USB-lamp.../
Beer bottle USB lamp... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/N7B1/FAQDX8KA/FG6N7B1FAQDX8KA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/N7B1/FAQDX8KA/FG6N7B1FAQDX8KA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG6/N7B1/FAQDX8KA/FG6N7B1FAQDX8KA.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope Made this on a whim, would be a slideshow but my camera got stolen when my mum was borrowing it... So phone pictures. Things you'll need There's not much to it, I made this because all these things were sitting on my desk. -Pliers (with wire cutting bit) -A spare USB cable -Some lights/LEDS, Min...
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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:31:31 PST
Dell mouse mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Dell-mouse-mod/
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Mon, 31 Dec 2007 01:57:50 PST
USB Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Lamp/
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Thu, 25 Oct 2007 12:35:18 PDT
USB Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Flashlight/
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Wed, 24 Oct 2007 12:30:50 PDT