Instructables: exploring - technology - boost Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:26:16 PST BLOX v1.01 DIY breadboard power supply
DIY breadboard power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> ibenkos In this project I´m making an 5v and 12v power supply for the Radioshack breadboard. his Parts The parts I used for this project is:* 5v to 12v step up* Wires* Small project box* 4 male pins* PCB* Breadboard* 4x battery holder / USB cable Make it fit My 5-12v step up did not fit in the box I ...
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:11:54 PST
Speed Up Your PC
Speed Up Your PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> Techshot What is Ram (Random Access Memory)? - Just a form of Computer data storage.which allows data item to be read and written roughly in the same amount of time regardless of the order in which data items are accessed.All your Computer Speed Depends upon RAM, and as we know whenever your RAM fill up more...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 14:11:41 PST
Increasing solar cell efficiency
Increasing solar cell efficiency - More DIY How To Projects]]> chrisayad The purpose is not to buy extra stuff, to use recycled materials or lowest cost possible to get MORE POWER!NRG!!So this is an example of how much you can gain with a little cardboard and foil.Simple solar concentrator construction.Also, its foldable so you can have a lot of power that can be carried...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 14:57:02 PDT
Light up a LED with one AA-battery (in a solar lamp)
Light up a LED with one AA-battery (in a solar lamp) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tom_Toffi In my lastest project i want to build a little solar lamp. So i went to my local electronics distributor and want to buy i little solar cell. The solar cell has an output of 2V and the battery an maximum output of 1.2V, which is quite to low to drive any standard white LED. Sure there is an easy way...
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Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:03:48 PDT
Guitar booster pedal (MPX-1)
Guitar booster pedal (MPX-1) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bastl3r Every guitar player desires it:The "perfect" sound!The components for it are:SOFT skill of the player mojo, soul, heart (name it the way you want, but essentially you can't buy it - You have to have it!)HARD the guitar (the wood, the strings,... - The Hardware) for electric guitars: The am...
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Sun, 24 Aug 2014 07:26:37 PDT
Arduino-based Switching Voltage Regulators
Arduino-based Switching Voltage Regulators - More DIY How To Projects]]> hanlin_y DC to DC converters are used to efficiently convert DC voltages. They have a conversion efficiency of up to 95% making them useful for LED strips, bike lights, battery chargers and solar powered devices. A voltage converter requires a PWM source such as a microcontroller. Although you could use spec...
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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:13:54 PDT
Coilgun - More DIY How To Projects]]> Djnix I came up with my own design so I'm not going to tell you how to do yours. I only ask that you cover any exposed wires to prevent electrical shock. The voltage is high enough to Hurt you badly. Materials PVC Charging circuitProjectileThyristor WiresTrigger switchHot glue400v capacitors (I used 82...
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:55:45 PDT
How to increse speaker volume on android smartphone
How to increse speaker volume on android smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> kresimir1993 Greetings, this is a quick turtorial on how to increase the volume of front-facing speakers on android smartphone.It is tested by me, and works on my Iocean x7 HD.Disclaimer: This worked on my smartphone, and it should work on yours too. But do not experimente because you could damage your speaker. ...
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Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:10:49 PDT
Alu Foil Boost Your Smartphone Internet Speed By 100%
Alu Foil Boost Your Smartphone Internet Speed By 100% - More DIY How To Projects]]> macobt By adding a small piece of foil to your smartphone,you will get internet boost by 100% on your 3g or 4g network.Join to American Hacker: blog:http://macoprojects.blogspot.comFacebook:
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:25:50 PDT
Boost Wifi
Boost Wifi - More DIY How To Projects]]> Justin_Bailey As you can see this is a wifi router antenna I've lets get started shall we!! First if you have an extra/old wifi router antenna I would recommended u use it for this project.mine I've scavenged from an old router I used to use till I decided to upgrade. First cut the silicone or p...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 17:21:54 PDT
Simple Wifi Booster
Simple Wifi Booster - More DIY How To Projects]]> ajs450 What You Will Need You will need •super glue•old antenna ( 2 if you want )• 12 in. Long by 1 1/2 inch wide piece of wood•And a drill Now You're Ready To Construct Drill a hole in the center of the board big enough to tightly fit you're antenna.Now once the hole is drilled put you're super glu...
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Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:06:27 PDT
How to Optimize Your Slow Windows Computer
How to Optimize Your Slow Windows Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> somegeek This tutorial will show you some ways to optimize the performance of your Windows computer, especially if it is running very slowly. We all know how frustrating it can be for a computer to take what seems like an eternity to perform a seemingly simple task.  A slow computer can cost you time and eve...
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Sat, 15 Jun 2013 22:47:45 PDT
Sound Riser
Sound Riser - More DIY How To Projects]]> A14 My sound system was broken so I decided to make a simple amplifier circuit with vu meter. It works pretty good and it's cheap too. I got my parts about 16$. So start to make your own mini Sound Riser I promise that it will worth it if you done everything correctly. Collecting Required Parts and Sc...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 11:29:26 PDT
Boost Your Phone Speakers (Very Simple)
Boost Your Phone Speakers (Very Simple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ViktorCoric Weak speakers?!? Here is a little help :) Get Your Phone If you have too weak speakers,I can help you how to boost it,it's very simple,but you can use it only when you're listening to music Get The Thing From Toilet Paper sorry,my english is bad :) Cut The Hole In This Thing Cut the Hole sa...
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Thu, 2 May 2013 13:46:14 PDT
Mobile wifi antenna
Mobile wifi antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> ROD917 Turn a external usb antenna into a mobile wifi antenna to get a better wifi signal. I work approximately 24 hours from my vehicle each week. I use my laptop while in my vehicle to access public wifi. My internal wifi antenna on my laptop computer does not get a good wifi signal. I purchased an exter...
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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 20:03:20 PDT
How to amplify your iPhone speakers...with your hands!
How to amplify your iPhone speakers...with your hands! - More DIY How To Projects]]> techwhisperer I was listening to a song one day on an iPhone and didn't have any external speakers, so I came up with this method to boost an iPhone's speakers, using only your hands. Grip Start by holding the iPhone like this. You will notice that the speakers have been amplified immediately, and the sound wi...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:20:57 PST
Scorpion Stinger - A High Power UV LED Flashlight
Scorpion Stinger - A High Power UV LED Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> nmeans This instructable is about the construction of the ultimate scorpion hunting flashlight called the "Scorpion Stinger". It functions extremely well and knocks the socks off of the competition.  Check out the videos in the "Field Testing" section of Step #13! Scorpion Stinger features: Uses a re...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 04:20:11 PDT
Universal High-Power LED Driver - Firmware update ledartist Here's the updated firmware for my Universal High-Power LED Driver. This version has on-board current set up function, so you can change the drive current without re-programming the PIC microcontroller. You can either download the ZIP file containing the while project, or just the HEX file. After...
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Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:23:23 PDT
Color Changing Night Joule Thief
Color Changing Night Joule Thief - More DIY How To Projects]]> ledartist I got this inquiry from a teacher who teaches high school kids electronics - can we have a cool kit like Aurora mini 18, in a simpler and more affordable format? I suggested Night Joule Thief, but the teacher felt that it wasn't sexy enough for the kids. (ur... you know what I mean.) So I combined ...
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Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:49:05 PST
Universal High-Power LED Driver with 3D-printable Case
Universal High-Power LED Driver with 3D-printable Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> ledartist *** There's a firmware update. Please check out! *** LEDs are taking over conventional lighting every day. High-power LEDs over 1W are becoming more and more affordable, and I wanted to start using them to replace the lighting fixtures around me. However I realize that finding and configuring the p...
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Sun, 1 Jan 2012 16:08:30 PST
Stylish Battery Belt guyfrom7up I built this a few months ago, but I have just now gotten around to posting it.  This battery belt is my solution to battery life problems of modern technology.  If you forget to charge your smartphone the previous night, you would typically have to go the rest of the day either phone-less (simply u...
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Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:25:12 PST
Joule Thief LED Night Light
Joule Thief LED Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> ledartist I have many used batteries around. Remote controls, cameras, many electronic gadgets all use batteries, mostly AA size. I always felt guilty for throwing away the used batteries. I know there are rechargeable batteries, but many electronics don't work well with rechargeables. I also know that t...
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Fri, 2 Sep 2011 11:20:03 PDT
The Tunecast Auto Universal
The Tunecast Auto Universal - More DIY How To Projects]]> solis365 I got tired of always having fuzzy reception from my car FM adapter, which is the Belkin Tunecast Auto Universal. There's a few tutorials around, but none for this particular model. There are a couple of really easy things you can do to boost the transmission power. It seems to make a pretty signif...
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Sun, 8 May 2011 13:23:36 PDT
Usb iPod Charger: Powerdock 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
Mini 'Joule Thief' Mudbud Well, it isn't really 'mini' because the small toroids I wound didn't work :/ I used a 2n3904 Transistor since that was all I had. I included a Lego guy comparison to size. Hope you like it!
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 21:53:05 PDT
Improvise your 3g signal
Improvise your 3g signal - More DIY How To Projects]]> poisonousri86 3g service has a good scope in countries like india. though the signal varys as per the locality, here's a tutorial made after being one of the victims to get regular GSM signal instead of a high speed 3g signal. What you need You need 1. Dish 2. 10 Feet Usb cable 3. Usb self powered Hub 4. A Lo...
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Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:44:14 PST
4AA Battery Powered 12V LED Spotlight - 12V Power Supply
4AA Battery Powered 12V LED Spotlight - 12V Power Supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> dilisi Most of the electronic projects and electronic devices are required 12V power source; typically a 12V sealed lead acid battery or AC powered power supply. These are typically large, heavy, difficult to handle, and expensive; portability is less. The best solution is to use a DC-DC Step up converter....
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Thu, 5 Aug 2010 12:44:38 PDT
DC Boost Converter
DC Boost Converter - More DIY How To Projects]]> krmartin3 My first intention was to design a DC Voltage boost converter to convert 3vdc to 5vdc so that I could power my iPod or any other device requiring 5 volts to charge.  I read about oscillation circuits and boost converter circuits and combined the two.  My results were staggering when I was able to co...
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 22:06:22 PDT
How to make a magnetic mountable solar minty light (solar powered flashlight )
How to make a magnetic mountable solar minty light (solar powered flashlight ) - More DIY How To Projects]]> guitarist24000 Build a solar powered flashlight in an Altoids tin for next to nothing. Contains high efficiency leds. Completely self powered. Uses a solar panel, a rechargeable battery, 5 extremely bright white leds, and a toggle switch. Everything fits into your Altoids tin. I built this to use as headlights on ...
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Thu, 15 Apr 2010 11:47:17 PDT
Simple USB Socket Charger!
Simple USB Socket Charger! - More DIY How To Projects]]> fruitkid101 Most of us have iPods or cameras. This is instructable will show you How to make a wall adapter for them. Normally it would cost $30 at the Apple store but I had all the components in my spare parts bin. For me it was free! IF YOU SOMEHOW MESS UP WHILE BUILDING THIS AND  SOMETHING BAD HAPPENS TO YOU...
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 19:59:20 PDT
More BASS for your PC Speakers!
More BASS for your PC Speakers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> usbdevice Looking around for more thumping bass? You came to the right place. Don't worry, you're not alone - not everyone are using bassy PC speakers/headphones. Here's how you can add more bass without destroying the rest of the sound: keep the bass and reduce the rest equally. (See Picture 3) /**Article u...
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Fri, 19 Mar 2010 02:59:21 PDT
Simplest Ever DC-DC Boost 12v to 73v
Simplest Ever DC-DC Boost 12v to 73v - More DIY How To Projects]]> pyrohaz A simple DC-DC boost converter:- 12-18v in = ~73v+ out- Uses only 2 transistors, no IC's- Can be made out of one CFL light bulb- Uses fully discreet components- 17.2kHz switching frequencyOutput is only low current but could probably be used to power a small triode preamp stage (Very high impedance)...
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Wed, 25 Nov 2009 07:25:27 PST
Mintyboost on the Cheap!
Mintyboost on the Cheap! - More DIY How To Projects]]> blrplt1 While Ladyada's Mintyboost design is great, there is a cheaper and much easier way to build one- with Sparkfun!If you'd like to save a few bucks and skip assembling a board, a quick trip to Sparkfun can net an already assembled equivalent of the original Mintyboost.By the way, please use what you sa...
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Fri, 4 Sep 2009 20:32:37 PDT
Large solar panel for the MightyMintyBoost
Large solar panel for the MightyMintyBoost - More DIY How To Projects]]> hmbscott The MintyBoost and MightyMintyBoost (MMB) are both very cool instructables. I just had to build one and since I am into solar I wanted to go with the MMB project. I decided to use the larger solar cell for my MMB project because I would like to be able to charge my iPhone every day with my MMB and w...
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Sun, 26 Jul 2009 20:56:54 PDT
the iTIN
the iTIN - More DIY How To Projects]]> rockandjay This Instructable will show you how to make the ultimate pocket sized tool. It can charge your ipod, Zune, phone, GPS or anything that runs off of a USB port. Its a flash light, and a TV Remote jammer, who doesn't want one of those right? Plus I have now added Two 5mm Blue super bright LEDs for the...
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Fri, 3 Jul 2009 10:31:07 PDT
DC-DC HV Boost Converter
DC-DC HV Boost Converter - More DIY How To Projects]]> rwilsford07 Operation and Electronics Intro How Does A Boost Converter Work? Basic Principal: A boost converter works in two stages, ON and OFF. In the ON stage the Semi-conductive Switch is conducting and current builds up in the inductor producing an electromagnetic field, this field stores energy. In the...
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Sat, 20 Jun 2009 12:13:20 PDT
How to make a solar iPod/iPhone charger -aka MightyMintyBoost
How to make a solar iPod/iPhone charger -aka MightyMintyBoost - More DIY How To Projects]]> Honus I wanted a charger for my iPodTouch and the MintyBoost was definitely my first choice. I wanted to take it a bit further and make it not only rechargeable but also solar powered. The other issue is that the iPhone and iPodTouch have large batteries in them and will deplete the two AA batteries in th...
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Sat, 2 May 2009 23:45:25 PDT
Several Easy Steps to Secure Your Computer
Several Easy Steps to Secure Your Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> lukethebook333 VERSION 2.0 will be out soon. You can see on the last step what I have in store for this instructable, please be patient as I sift through it all and get the process rolling. In this Instructable I will show you a few tips to make your computer a lot more secure. The great thing about this guide is...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 11:09:52 PDT
The Arduino AA Undershield
The Arduino AA Undershield - More DIY How To Projects]]> Artificial Intelligence I recently bought an Arduino Diecimila board. It's awesome and the applications, you can use it for or with is almost unlimited. However there's a problem when you want to use it in portable applications. You can use the Liquidware lithium backpack, which is a good way to power the Arduino. There's ...
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Sat, 13 Dec 2008 08:13:14 PST
My 24p WiFi Booster
My 24p WiFi Booster - More DIY How To Projects]]> Coggz Hi all, I know that this has been done many times before, but I just thought I'd post it as I bothered to take photos of it :PIt only cost me 24p (UK) per antenna for this project, so it is nice and cheap.My router is a Tenda model, which already has 2 aerials and a dish and only cost me £25, so I w...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2008 10:36:03 PST
Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed
Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed - More DIY How To Projects]]> lukethebook333 VERSION 2.0! I have run the entire guide through Microsoft Word's spell checker, and went through the whole Instructable checking for errors. It should be a lot easier to read and sift through the information. You may notice some new steps as well ;) Enjoy! In this Instructable I will show you a fe...
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Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:07:15 PDT
Energizer USB battery charger
Energizer USB battery charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> pcmofo A simple modification will allow you to use a $20 AA Energizer cell phone charger with any USB device to charge your cell phone, iPod etc. *(note in testing it does not have enough juice to charge an iPhone 3G) It cost about the same as the minty boost ($20) and is about the same size. Almost no ...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2008 12:47:28 PDT
Hydroxy Gas Generator
Hydroxy Gas Generator - More DIY How To Projects]]> petercd YES, you can melt rock, fuse glass and even boost an I.C.E. ... no Cyril not the ice in a fridge, an Internal Combustion Engine.But first you'll have to toss out the schoolboy experiments with carbon rods and paper clips dipped in saline or baking soda solutions.That was fine to demonstrate a concep...
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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 13:56:37 PDT
Advanced USB Device Charger
Advanced USB Device Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> VV.Core. With this tiny thing you can charge almost all devices that are charged via USB, like iPods or mobile phones, with only two AA-Cells! Having the idea So why should i build this? The reason is quite simple: I am bored of empty batteries (Ipod, mobile phone) while I'am on the go. And the solution w...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2008 01:34:26 PDT
How boost your electrics tools. loup226 With this tip you can increase electric motor speed by 200%.Make less friction on the shaft.
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Tue, 1 Apr 2008 08:14:59 PDT
My WiFi Signal Booster Wok Antenna w/ Directional Antenna from LinkSys liquidCo0L This is a signal booster I made for my LinkSys WMP54G card. The antenna is a D-Link High Gain Antenna, has a 3 foot cord attached. Before I put the dish around the antenna and had the antenna by the window and I got around -75dB on Net Stumbler. After placing the antenna through the strainer at t...
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Fri, 8 Feb 2008 01:17:06 PST
Boost the reception of your iPod's iTrip with this awesome dock!
Boost the reception of your iPod's iTrip with this awesome dock! - More DIY How To Projects]]> eLeet This dock made from materials around the house will boost the reception of your iTrip- allowing you to broadcast your tunes over the radio clearly from all the way across a room! For this project, you'll need: 1 Paper Towel Roll or 2 Toilet Paper Rolls iPod with iTrip or similar radio broadcastin...
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Fri, 7 Dec 2007 12:58:23 PST
How not to make a WLAN-antenna
How not to make a WLAN-antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> omnibot This is a re-edit of my first 'Ible. Since I am now older and wiser and the comments are really useful I'm making this an anti-instructable. Don't do it like this .. I originally tried to improve the existing antenna .. it broke. These are the pieces. What not to use .. Lan-cable Aluminum foi...
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Thu, 9 Aug 2007 21:51:07 PDT
MintyBoost! Kit V1.1 and 1.2!-Kit-V1.1-and-1.2/
MintyBoost! Kit V1.1 and 1.2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> MAKEkits This is an updated version of the detailed instructable by this device's inventor, Ladyada. The updated version has some extra components. Questions about this device should be directed to Ladyada's forums, and the project site has a similar how-to.This instructable now covers version 1.2 of the ki...
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Tue, 27 Mar 2007 15:51:56 PDT
MintyBoost! - Small battery-powered USB charger!---Small-battery-powered-USB-charger/
MintyBoost! - Small battery-powered USB charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> ladyada This project details a small & simple, but very powerful USB charger for your mp3 player, camera, cell phone, and any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge! The charger circuitry and 2 AA batteries fit into an Altoids gum tin, and will run your iPod for hours: 2.5x more than you'd get...
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Tue, 30 May 2006 04:37:09 PDT