Instructables: exploring - technology - usb - usb Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:36:46 PDT BLOX v1.01 Auto Hacking USB
Auto Hacking USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> repstein1 In this inscrutable I will show you how to make an auto hacking usb drive. This is my first tutorial so bare with me.Also this tutorial should be used for legal and educational purposes. I am not responsible for you doing something illegal. Download the files. I went ahead and created all the fil...
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Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:16:34 PDT
Internet Radio in your car (Prank)
Internet Radio in your car (Prank) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ishan Jain You will need the following things: 1. USB Modem with a memory card slot. 2. A Memory Card. 3. And internet connection (only for one time). 4. Ability to control your laughter. :) First of all you will need to find an online live radio website. (You will also need a high speed internet co...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 06:01:10 PDT
Bluetooth USB Module Mini for pcDuino
Bluetooth USB Module Mini for pcDuino - More DIY How To Projects]]> Yanny Guo Bluetooth is a kind of Radio technology which support equipment short-distance communication (generally within 10 m). Include mobile phone, PDA, wireless headset, notebook computers and related peripherals, and many other devices between wireless information exchange. Using “Bluetooth” technology, i...
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Tue, 25 Mar 2014 01:52:34 PDT
USB Fan ,zero cost tominjose Hi guyz i found an awesome way to make an usb fan from junk to be frank i haven't spent money on it  so try it out its portable too im using this on laptop its very useful to me. by adding an battery on it you can carry with you Parts needed :-shown on below images this fan is given me unexpected...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 02:06:27 PDT
OTG CABLE. (On the Go) cable
OTG CABLE. (On the Go) cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> dhilmes micro usb to female 3.0 usb I had a old cell phone usb cable and a female usb end laying around. so lets get started. this is a pin out I found online. really the only difference between them is that the sense wire is lisnt hooked up. splice all your wires so they're ready to be soldered toget...
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:31:47 PDT
How To Convert A Case Fan To USB
How To Convert A Case Fan To USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> DoppenShloppen In this Instructable I will show you how you can convert an old case fan for a pc to usb power. Materials Needed For this project, you will need: A pc case fan scissors a usb cable (doesn't matter what the end of the cable is as long as one end is a full size male usb jack) a wire stripper and el...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 07:52:02 PST
Panel mount USB power/charging station
Panel mount USB power/charging station - More DIY How To Projects]]> somewhereinusa I wanted a USB charging/power jack in my motorhome. All of the ones I found were too expensive and ugly. I built this one for about $2.00. Parts and tools PartsI usually buy too many of some parts, just because I might ruin one, or might need it for something else. It helps keep the shipping c...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:12:16 PST
Rechargeable Zippo LED flashlight
Rechargeable Zippo LED flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> beju0506 Long time reader, first time poster. I'm a software engineer but a noob at hobby electronics, so bear with me if I make mistakes :) I'm learning as I go.  I saw a couple different projects here that I found interesting: http://www.instruct...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 13:38:19 PST
Mains USB Charger... stevenarango   Having The Charger Next To my Night Table, The Cable Was Way Too Short!!! So I Found An Old Power Usb Adaptor .. Took the inside Out and Place them Inside a Project Box. Then i Got Hold of a Power  Cord. And a Switch Put  it All Together and Presto.. No more Leaning to one Side To Reach the iPh...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 19:20:47 PST
Yet another USB drive.
Yet another USB drive. - More DIY How To Projects]]> brookens Yes, I know that there is about 20+ instructions on building USB drives. This one is one on hiding a USB in plain sight. Materials USB Dive Sharpe Marked; Chisel Tip Permanent Marker Knife/Razor blade Contact cement Use any size for your USB Drive. Let's get started. Take the USB drive and br...
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 13:26:18 PST
Lego USB
Lego USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> rhulligan12 Materials 1. Hot Glue gun2. Lego man (you can use 2 but for this I'm using one)3. USB of any GB USB Take apart the USB drive until u get down to the base of it! Be careful! Flip Over Flip to this side LEGO Find a lego mini-figure of your choice!!:) Hot Glue Hot glue the man to the ...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:26:02 PST
Shift Key Usb Drive (Custom Case)
Shift Key Usb Drive (Custom Case) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Killerwhale My Old Usb Drive's Case was broken today so i thought to make a new custom case and there was also a Old Keyboard lying in my house's store room.So,to make use of that and build a Shift Key Usb Drive. Getting The Things We Will need a :-1. Old Keyboard2. Usb Drive with no Case3. Epoxy (Mixing Ty...
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Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:11:05 PST
A portable charger for modern tablets jdege Years back, someone figured out that you could make an easy USB charger for cell phones, MP3 players, etc., out of a 9V battery and a Altoids tin. IIRC, the first plans I saw used a zener diode as a voltage regulator, but very quickly people found that you could pick up a LM7805 5V voltage regulator...
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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:08:47 PST
Second portable usb charger That WORKS stevenarango hi all    after making my 1st usb charger just to find out that it worked for a few minutes and then the battery got really Hot this while unit was off... so i tried a few other things just to get to the same point. HOT Battery.......... This one cost me Ready for this??? a whole $1.00 Dollar and ...
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:30:18 PST
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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 06:41:23 PST
Portable USB Charger stevenarango well this is a DIY portable USB charger  for this you need  1    Female USB cord.    1   voltage  regulator 5V wires, solder, a small  box , a switch , and a Hot glue gun.    1   LED  1   Resistor 220 ohms, and   two 100 ohms Resistors Cut the USB cord you will see 4 wires ,one RED, one White/blue...
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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:56:38 PST
Diy waterproof usb housing modfi Very easy way to make your usb waterproof!!! Some soldering skills required! Take a old usb cable and cut off at desired length. Strip and solder all wires. Take your usb and open it . Take out the usb port with small cutter.(be careful with the board because damaged easily) Find a small container ...
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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:21:53 PST
Flash Drive Holder/Protector
Flash Drive Holder/Protector - More DIY How To Projects]]> ~FROGYOU~ Just a little container to protect your flash drive, if you have the scrap lying around then it should only take a few seconds, if you don't then at max 6 dollars Materials You'll need: -Tape (optional, for appearance) -PVC or similar pipe (diameter and length dependent on your flash drive) -One...

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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:48:00 PST
USB Dog Identification ctx1985 I sometimes worry about losing my dog. Even though he's microchipped and I keep a good eye on him, you never know, right? So I decided to add a little extra piece of ID just to give me piece of mind, if nothing else. What you'll need: -A computer with a word processing program -An old USB drive (w...
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:49:19 PST
USB Emergency Charger. (solar)
USB Emergency Charger. (solar) - More DIY How To Projects]]> u971 USB charger module set up inside a project box,along with LED power Indicator (optional) Purpose of the unit,is to connect to any renewable energy collection device,solar panel,wind turbine,electrothermal,hydroelectrical devices and charge an Single AA battery to connect to the usb charger,which in ...
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 11:14:39 PST
DIY USB Flash Drive + Card Reader shahbazali4u I had an old card 4GB SD card lying around for some time. I decided to make good use of it. 1) I bought a cheap 4 in 1 card Reader. 2) Open the plastic casing of the SD card as well as the card reader. 3) Permanently glue the SD chip into the card reader SD card slot 4) Put the cardreader inside its...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:24:22 PST
Emergency USB Charger
Emergency USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> project_builder You may be camping in the woods, experiencing a natural disaster, or in a place where electricity is unavailable. You may want to charge your phone to keep updated on news or stay connected with friends or family. This device works with apple, android, and many other phones/ MP3 players  Drill and...
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 13:47:14 PST
Altoids Tin USB Hub 2.0 xcountrysean 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
14x USB charging hub!
14x USB charging hub! - More DIY How To Projects]]> out-of-the-box I present to you a 14x USB charging hub! It can charge up to 14 usb dependent devices all at once and I will show you how to make one! It isnt all that hard to make and it has proven to be a very nice build.  Why did I make it? I have quite a bit of usb devices in which I use to charge using a few...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:56:52 PST
Death Star Flash Drive
Death Star Flash Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> aky125 Turn your Lego Death Star into a flash drive. Materials & Tools Materials; 1. Lego 9676 TIE Interceptor™ & Death Star™ (This product is listed as "retired" in the Lego website, but I think you can find it in the stores or online) 2. USB flash drive (make sure that the flash drive fits in the De...
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Sun, 1 Dec 2013 08:25:24 PST
USB microscope with Lego frame
USB microscope with Lego frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
USB Solar Charger
USB Solar Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> laffinm This Instructable will show you how to build a cheap and easy USB charger that charges by solar power. Acquire Materials You will need the following: •An Altoids tin•a small car USB charger•a small toggle switch•a rechargeable nine volt battery and a clip•a small solar panelOther Tools/Materials:...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 09:36:36 PST
Lithium Heavy Duty Solar USB Charger 2.0
Lithium Heavy Duty Solar USB Charger 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoshuaZimmerman Sometimes you need a whole lot of solar power to get your gadgets going.  Bigger phones, tablets, and gadgets mean that they're more power hungry.  When normal DYI solar chargers fail you, you need to turn to a Heavy Duty solution. In this project I'm going to show you how to create a Lithium Heavy...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:06:48 PST
Altoids Tin USB Hub
Altoids Tin USB Hub - More DIY How To Projects]]> xcountrysean This is a 3 port usb hub with a flexible male port leading out. The entire thing is very simple to build and is a fun hardware hack. The hub is also built into an altoids tin, now you'll get some hilarious looks from people when they see you plugging your flash drive into an altoids tin! make sure ...
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Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:25:54 PST
Solar USB Charger 2.0
Solar USB Charger 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoshuaZimmerman Everyone has USB gadgets.  It's pretty much a fact of life.  Another fact of life is that these USB gadgets also continually run out of power when you most need them.  No need to fear, solar power is here!  Ditch those crazy wall adaptors, throw out the laptop, and start making your own solar charge...
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:12:05 PST
My Pen Drive
My Pen Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> aaahotdog Very simple to make. Materials 1. Sacrificed pen drive 2. Epoxy 3. Plastic putty 4. Some paint Tools 1. Box cutter 2. Small flat blade screwdriver 3. Sandpaper 4. Q-tip for paint brush Start with an ordinary pen drive.  Carefully split the plastic to retrieve the electronics, a box cutter...
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 17:58:08 PST
3D PRINT USB SHELL Pantagana In this exercise I had to use 3d printing technology. I toke my old broken USB as an inspiration and decided to make a new shell for it. I wanted the shell to be like an LEGO-brick. You can download the real LEGO-brick from the internet as an .stl file, but I wanted to make it myself to practice my...
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:02:00 PDT
USB Case: Macaron
USB Case: Macaron - More DIY How To Projects]]> ATrailOfCookieCrumbs How to make a USB case shaped like a macaron, using air-dry clay. Feel free to try and make this better. Or make a better final product :) This is a copycat project - I saw one on the Internet and decided to try and do my own version. Step 0 I really don't need to say this but I shall: BACK UP...
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Sun, 27 Oct 2013 06:39:22 PDT
4-in-1 USB to mini • micro • lightning • 30-pin connector cable
4-in-1 USB to mini • micro • lightning • 30-pin connector cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> haugenka Portable devices like smartphones, iPods, GPS devices and more are supposed to make our lives easier. But they all use different USB connectors (micro, mini, 30-pin, Lightning...), so if you leave the wrong cable at home, all you've got is an expensive paperweight. Bring every cable and you've got a...
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Sun, 20 Oct 2013 21:50:06 PDT
Nightstand USB Charging Station billgeo This is a quick and dirty instructable for a drawer USB charging station. This can be in your nightstand or beside your working desk or your lab bench (or all of them)... Tools: - Hacksaw - Screwdriver Materials: - Mains extension cord - Powered USB hub (with an at least 2 Amps PSU) - Various USB...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:06:43 PDT
External Sensors + Charging w/ Android USB aka Micro USB Host OTG Y-Cable w/ Power
External Sensors + Charging w/ Android USB aka Micro USB Host OTG Y-Cable w/ Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> edward_Valarm How do you charge a phone or tablet while running the Valarm Pro app with external USB sensors? This instructable from Team Valarm shows you how!  Why did we solve this problem? Valarm provides sensor and monitoring solutions that facilitate rapid deployment of real-time, ad-hoc, mobile sensor netw...
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Fri, 27 Sep 2013 13:15:54 PDT
GPIB shield for "Engadino" ("Pinguino")
GPIB shield for "Engadino" ("Pinguino") - More DIY How To Projects]]> Milen This instructable shows how to create a GPIB shield for "Engadino" and how to obtain as final product  an USB to GPIB adapter. What is GPIB? According Wikipedia:     " IEEE-488 is a short-range digital communications bus specification. It was created in the late 1960s for use with automated test...
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Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:21:51 PDT
how to make a 9 pin male usb to dual usb cable
how to make a 9 pin male usb to dual usb cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> mfrontuto This instructable is for the people that have all of the 9pin usb ports on your motherboard used up and have a device like a media card reader, or addon device and need a custom cable to connect the device to the outside USB ports on your computer. sorry about the low quality pictures, I need to u...
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Sat, 14 Sep 2013 21:02:40 PDT
Mini USB Fume Extractor
Mini USB Fume Extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> epic chicken ninja This is a small USB powered fume extractor.Made from 5 parts it is simple and requires no soldering. It can also be used to cool a car or small room. You will need You will need: 1 small fan (I got mine from a computer) 1 small switch 1 USB cable (any kind with at least one male USB) 1 small card...
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Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:41:01 PDT
usb capacitor
usb capacitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ryan Hebron  In this instructable i'm giving a 1GB usb a new case which as the title points out the casing is a capacitor. Materials necessary materials include:                                      -usb drive (obviously)                   -sacrificial capacitor                   -knife,drill,pliers anythin...
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Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:55:10 PDT
my home made lego usb rint this is my lego usb  how you make it? let s read this: i got a creditcard usb a very smal and long usb stick (the size of a creditcard)  i took a knife and carved all the things inside the brick out. at the size of the usb stick. and than some 1 second glue inside the brick and wait till it s har...
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 11:24:27 PDT
Sugru replacement USB drive cap
Sugru replacement USB drive cap - More DIY How To Projects]]> achmorrison I always seem to lose the caps to my USB thumb drives.  I figured I could use some Sugru to make a new cap. I didn't want to risk gumming up a USB drive, so I decided to use a USB cable for the mold. Make sure the cap will release the Sugru I didn't want to put a releasing agent on the USB cable...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:49:21 PDT
SONY EyeToy USB webcam to microscope up-cycle project
SONY EyeToy USB webcam to microscope up-cycle project - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dean Wilson Inspired by various online, DIY USB microscope projects and this project on in particular , I decided to have a go with creating my own USB microscope with different cameras and bits and pieces I had lying around. One of my primary objectives was to devise a way of focusing the camera ...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 07:12:55 PDT
Pocket USB charger
Pocket USB charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
SUGRU fixes usb wxh Using Sugru to fix USB storage card. it was a normal USB. Sugru makes a holder with a small hole on it so that we can take it with key ring.
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:03:21 PDT
USB Control of AC Powered Signs and Lamps
USB Control of AC Powered Signs and Lamps - More DIY How To Projects]]> talk2bruce I was given a very cool Doctor Who lighted sign as a gift: I mounted it on the wall in my home office above my computer.  I liked it a lot but I didn't like having to turn it on and off as I went into and out of my home office and I didn't want to leave it turned on all the time.  What I really want...
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Fri, 5 Jul 2013 15:32:28 PDT
USB Desktop PC Fan ncentrone INTRO In this instructable I'll explain you how simple is to make a cheap desktop fan from: - 1 12V PC Fan - 1 broken laptop mouse The result will be estetically nice. The fan will run at 5V: something less the half of the original rpm at the maximum voltage. The airflow won't mess your hair, but ...
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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 05:18:56 PDT
Create a USB Dead Drop in Nature
Create a USB Dead Drop in Nature - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos   What is a USB dead drop? ‘Dead Drops’ is an anonymous, offline, peer to peer file-sharing network in public space. This network is made up of USB drives that are embedded in walls, buildings and other public places. Anyone is free to access, download, and upload. It is very similar to geocachi...
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 03:46:23 PDT
Webcammed Mead EXT-60 Telescope
Webcammed Mead EXT-60 Telescope - More DIY How To Projects]]> Grasshopper1221 Using my old Mead ETX-60 Telescope and a junked out webcam  I Whipped up this little project in about 30 mins. Draw back to using a junked out webcam ... No software can only use it on yahoo at the moment,  As I plan on buying a nice webcam with all the bells and whistles in the near future. And th...
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Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:57:30 PDT
A USB Charging Port for an Electric Bicycle
A USB Charging Port for an Electric Bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> scd This instructable will show how to build a USB charging port for an electric bicycle.  This project is basically a DC-to-DC converter which takes power from the main battery of an electric bicycle (usually 24V, 36V or 48V) and converts it down to 5V needed to power a USB charging port. Schematic...
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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:58:02 PDT