Instructables: exploring - technology - usb - power - usb http://www.instructables.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:14:13 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
Hack together a powerful pocket USB charger. (6.6 amp hour battery) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-together-a-powerful-pocket-USB-charger-66-amp/
Hack together a powerful pocket USB charger. (6.6 amp hour battery) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/4BSM/HY5NVVXY/FHH4BSMHY5NVVXY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/4BSM/HY5NVVXY/FHH4BSMHY5NVVXY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/4BSM/HY5NVVXY/FHH4BSMHY5NVVXY.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box Inside the well known altoids tin lies three 2,200 mah lithium ion batteries. All three are ran in parallel to create a 6,600 mah or 6.6 amp battery. Which triples the charge time! Meaning if one battery can charge your phone 75 percent than three can triple that! 75x3=225 percent!This project was m...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:11:58 PDT
Emergency USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-charger-1/
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:47:14 PST
USB3 Express Card Power Fix http://www.instructables.com/id/USB3-Express-Card-Power-Fix/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/G36J/HGH6Y44P/F8QG36JHGH6Y44P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/G36J/HGH6Y44P/F8QG36JHGH6Y44P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8Q/G36J/HGH6Y44P/F8QG36JHGH6Y44P.SMALL.jpg el-jules This is a nice little helper for everyone trying to use an express card usb3 controller with bus powered harddisks. As sometimes the express card slot does not provide enough juice to run bus powered devices, and the solution provided by the manufacturer requieres an external supply from mains woul...
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Thu, 16 May 2013 03:41:39 PDT
Multi Purpose USB Power Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Purpose-USB-Power-Adapter/
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:29:42 PDT
Hack a Bench Power Supply and Multi-Charger from an old PC Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Bench-Power-Supply-and-Multi-Charger-from-a/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/BDMK/GU7FA58L/F0PBDMKGU7FA58L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/BDMK/GU7FA58L/F0PBDMKGU7FA58L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0P/BDMK/GU7FA58L/F0PBDMKGU7FA58L.SMALL.jpg zapskate for one thing i wanted a BENCH POWER SUPPLY but didn't want to pay $40 dollars at radio shack for one. second i was sick of having so many chargers that i had to take with me everywhere i went for more than 24 hours, trips, vacations, family visits, etc. so i decided to build them both in one and w...
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Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:00:27 PDT
Simple USB Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-USB-Switch/
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Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:12:25 PDT
USB Power Button for Macs http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-31/
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Wed, 6 Apr 2011 17:59:03 PDT
Usb iPod Charger: Powerdock http://www.instructables.com/id/Usb-iPod-Charger-Powerdock/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/LEPI/GLC26SUR/FAYLEPIGLC26SUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/LEPI/GLC26SUR/FAYLEPIGLC26SUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAY/LEPI/GLC26SUR/FAYLEPIGLC26SUR.SMALL.jpg recordmasta001 This is my USB portable charger. It was made around a year ago for my ski trip. I wanted to take my iPod but did not have a wall charger.  Also it was needed to charge my PSP throughout the long bus journey to Italy. The cover on the top was designed in Photoshop although Paint or GIMP could be use...
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Thu, 17 Mar 2011 00:31:50 PDT
Solar USB dual Power LED Rechargeable Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-dual-Power-LED-Rechargeable-Flashlight/
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Sun, 4 Jul 2010 13:07:53 PDT
How to power nearly anything off a USB port http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-power-nearly-anything-off-a-USB-port/
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Thu, 3 Jun 2010 08:12:22 PDT
How to make darn near anything run on USB! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-darn-near-anything-run-on-USB/
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Fri, 9 Apr 2010 15:34:20 PDT
Power your breadboard with USB http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-your-breadboard-with-USB/
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 13:46:53 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
Glowing USB mousemat http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-USB-mousemat/
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Fri, 6 Nov 2009 01:12:27 PST
Add powered USB ports to your car, including one on the top dash for windshield mounted items (a yaris in this case but electronics applicable to all cars) http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-powered-USB-ports-to-your-car-yaris-in-this-c/
Add powered USB ports to your car, including one on the top dash for windshield mounted items (a yaris in this case but electronics applicable to all cars) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/2HF7/FYTCH2F9/F222HF7FYTCH2F9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/2HF7/FYTCH2F9/F222HF7FYTCH2F9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F22/2HF7/FYTCH2F9/F222HF7FYTCH2F9.SMALL.jpg julienrl This will show you how to add powered USB ports to your car (yaris in this case) and wire one of them to power a phone from the dash to use it as a GPSin your windsheild I will show you how to 1- add a usb power supply that will be coming out from the dash to power my phone that I use as a GPS whe...
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Mon, 31 Aug 2009 20:05:26 PDT
USB Power from Hirose http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Power-from-the-industry-standard-HIROSE-4pin-/
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Mon, 6 Jul 2009 11:25:26 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/
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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
I can't believe that this is another USB power supply! http://www.instructables.com/id/I-cant-believe-that-this-is-another-USB-power-sup/
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Wed, 25 Mar 2009 10:36:14 PDT
9V USB Flash Drive MOD http://www.instructables.com/id/9V-USB-Flash-Drive-MOD/
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Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:47:06 PST
DIY power adapter PSP, GPS, SonyEricsson phone and miniUSB stuff http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-power-adapter-PSP-GPS-SonyEricsson-phone-and/
DIY power adapter PSP, GPS, SonyEricsson phone and miniUSB stuff - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/YYU3/FNZA869Q/FQNYYU3FNZA869Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/YYU3/FNZA869Q/FQNYYU3FNZA869Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/YYU3/FNZA869Q/FQNYYU3FNZA869Q.SMALL.jpg t3hh Ok here's the thing. If you have lots of gadgets you also have lots of those ugly black boxes - power adapters. Every freaking power brick has its own voltage and connector, right? So you need 3-5 power adapters every time you go to traveling? Wrong! If you have brains and solder iron - you can make...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2008 18:00:28 PST
How a USB Works: The inside of the cable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-a-USB-Works-The-inside-of-the-cable/
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Sat, 16 Aug 2008 12:25:43 PDT
A USB Power Controled Plug Strip. With Isolation. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-USB-Power-Controled-Plug-Strip-With-Isolation/
A USB Power Controled Plug Strip. With Isolation. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/IBXC/FJKGWVLG/F7WIBXCFJKGWVLG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/IBXC/FJKGWVLG/F7WIBXCFJKGWVLG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7W/IBXC/FJKGWVLG/F7WIBXCFJKGWVLG.SMALL.jpg toymotorhead The whole point of this Instructable was to allow me to power on all the accessories for my computer without thinking about it. And then not power all the little power vampire wall warts when I am not using the computer. The idea is simple, you power on your CPU, all of the other parts of the syste...
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Thu, 7 Aug 2008 10:46:58 PDT
Dell Laptop WI-FI High Gain Antenna Mod, Increase Internal Network Cards Range and Signal !!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dell-Laptop-WI-FI-High-Gain-Antenna-Mod-Increase--1/
Dell Laptop WI-FI High Gain Antenna Mod, Increase Internal Network Cards Range and Signal !!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/ONL4/FEAQ3XJ6/FT1ONL4FEAQ3XJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/ONL4/FEAQ3XJ6/FT1ONL4FEAQ3XJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/ONL4/FEAQ3XJ6/FT1ONL4FEAQ3XJ6.SMALL.jpg xxgemini Hello, This is my first instructable. Today Im going to sho you how to significantly increase the range and signal power of your laptop for about 15$. I have a Dell E1505 but this can be easily adapted to other brands of laptops. Its very Easy and quick mod but you must be very careful not to hurt y...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2008 19:05:55 PDT
$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
USB Electronics Organizer - Sew Useful http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Electronics-Organizer---Sew-Useful/
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Thu, 5 Jul 2007 11:29:07 PDT
Replace the battery on a desktop gadget with USB power http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Battery-Replacement/
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By: berserk

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Wed, 25 Apr 2007 23:47:30 PDT
Trash can (or other sweet box) usb light http://www.instructables.com/id/Trash-can-or-other-sweet-box-usb-light/
Trash can (or other sweet box) usb light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/OI8F/TATEYNDXIUH/F7POI8FTATEYNDXIUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/OI8F/TATEYNDXIUH/F7POI8FTATEYNDXIUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7P/OI8F/TATEYNDXIUH/F7POI8FTATEYNDXIUH.SMALL.jpg lifelong-newbie An absolutely 'rubbish' way of lighting your desk or showing off at LAN parties UPDATE: For a crucial safety update and time saver head to Step 6 The shopping list For this project you need:1 USB wire, doesn't matter what kind as long as at least one end is standard USB A (look below)1 3-5v LE...
By: lifelong-newbie

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Fri, 2 Mar 2007 15:21:58 PST
USB Power Port http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Power-Port/
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By: tyep

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Thu, 22 Feb 2007 12:36:10 PST
Lego Nxt working with no batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Nxt-working-with-no-batteries/
Lego Nxt working with no batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/O89A/DCEEXCFH48Q/FUCO89ADCEEXCFH48Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/O89A/DCEEXCFH48Q/FUCO89ADCEEXCFH48Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUC/O89A/DCEEXCFH48Q/FUCO89ADCEEXCFH48Q.SMALL.jpg richiehops A couple wires, a diode, a 5v to 9v usb adapter, and you are in business. The reason I did this was to make a fish feeder work for at least a week. I was going away and didn't want anyone to be burden with fish feeding. Supplies: Usb cable for NXT brick (included in Mindstorm kit) 5v to 9v usb a...
By: richiehops

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Tue, 13 Feb 2007 21:17:39 PST
5V stabilised supply for USB hub http://www.instructables.com/id/5V-stabilised-supply-for-USB-hub/
5V stabilised supply for USB hub - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/MWDZ/A60EV2ZDV1Q/FQYMWDZA60EV2ZDV1Q.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/MWDZ/A60EV2ZDV1Q/FQYMWDZA60EV2ZDV1Q.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/MWDZ/A60EV2ZDV1Q/FQYMWDZA60EV2ZDV1Q.SMALL.gif neelandan This is a stabilised supply intended to be used with a bus powered USB hub in order to deliver a stabilised + 5 volt supply to the devices connected to it. Due to the resistance of the connecting cable, and the resistances introduced for current sensing for overcurrent protection, the voltage at th...
By: neelandan

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Thu, 30 Nov 2006 06:13:01 PST
USB Li-ion battery charger http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Li-ion-battery-charger/
USB Li-ion battery charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/FBM0/CZZEV1BEP2L/FSMFBM0CZZEV1BEP2L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/FBM0/CZZEV1BEP2L/FSMFBM0CZZEV1BEP2L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSM/FBM0/CZZEV1BEP2L/FSMFBM0CZZEV1BEP2L.SMALL.gif neelandan This is a charger for lithium ion batteries which takes its power from the USB port of a computer. It uses the MCP73861 or MCP73863 Li-ion battery charger chip manufactured by Microchip. The USB power connector A piece of edge connector hacked off an ancient ethernet board serves as the power c...
By: neelandan

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Tue, 28 Nov 2006 00:59:50 PST
USB LittleLite http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-LittleLite/
USB LittleLite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/MPX0/5UXEP27U5Z2/FF9MPX05UXEP27U5Z2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/MPX0/5UXEP27U5Z2/FF9MPX05UXEP27U5Z2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/MPX0/5UXEP27U5Z2/FF9MPX05UXEP27U5Z2.SMALL.jpg cdcarter Build a USB powered work light with only a string of christmas lights, a USB cable, nail clippers (or a wire stripper) and something nearby to hold it up Get POWER! Take a simple USB cable, I used a A-B type cord. Clip off one end, if using a A-B cord, clip off the B end. Strip off the main ins...
By: cdcarter

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Sun, 5 Mar 2006 12:42:45 PST