Instructables: exploring - technology - hack - usb - featured Sat, 25 Mar 2017 15:59:39 PDT BLOX v1.01 Old TV USB Hack for $0.00
Old TV USB Hack for $0.00 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Withered Perception I have an old crappy TV I got as a floor model at Circut City when they closed their doors. It's got a built in DVD player and 2 HDMI ports but no USB port... Now, We just bought a new house and I figure why not stick this thing in garage? I dont care if it breaks, gets packed with saw dust etc....I...
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Sat, 17 Dec 2016 21:01:55 PST
Face tracking desk fan
Face tracking desk fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> DevinL9 Have you ever wished your fan would follow you around to cool you off on those hot summer days!? Well I decided to do something about it! Welcome FanBot, the personal desktop fan that follows your face and keeps you cool when things are getting a little too spicy!This is more of a proof of concept t...
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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 13:11:37 PDT
Turn your USB Drive into OTG-USB Drive
Turn your USB Drive into OTG-USB Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> usbdevice Have a spare USB Flash Drive laying around? Turn them into a OTG-USB Drive so you can connect it to your smartphone or tablet without having to carry around a USB-OTG adapter. There are few products on the market designed for that, but I would like to make my own, since it is easy and I have all of ...
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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 07:55:49 PDT
Boxing The Teensy 3.1
Boxing The Teensy 3.1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> wpredator If you like to play with microcontrollers, you probably know almost everything about the Teensy board. If you do not, please keep reading because before moving on I will briefly introduce this little wonder to you.The Teensy USB Development Board, now to its fourth revision, the Teensy 3.1, is a tin...
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Thu, 1 Oct 2015 01:14:22 PDT
install an extra car charger
install an extra car charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> Conundrum2501 How many times have you been in the car with the kids, or your homies, or that hobo you picked up hitchhiking, and suddenly everyone and their brother needs to charge their phone... o_O and then to make matters worse you have to stretch a cable all the way to the back seat to be passed around like t...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 17:48:59 PDT
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer To hack or not to hack - that is the question. There are so many useless (but beautiful) items out there that have no use anymore. It really is a shame to see them gathering dust on a shelf, or stuffed in a draw. Better me thinks to pull them apart, give them a new identity and revel in their je ...
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:34:20 PST
Chewing Gum USB !!
Chewing Gum USB !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> =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
Altoids USB Condenser Microphone
Altoids USB Condenser Microphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> ASCAS Record quality audio at home with a Homebrew USB Condenser Mic! This week, we are hacking a tiny little gadget, the USB soundcard, and turn into a studio quality microphone. It's a microphone that carries the whole package, it has a shock-mount, pop filter, preamp and an internal DAC. The project wa...

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Mon, 19 May 2014 17:29:04 PDT
USB Flash Diskette
USB Flash Diskette - More DIY How To Projects]]> Analogue-Chick I made this USB flash diskette a couple of months ago after salvaging floppy disks for garbage from our school's computer laboratory. I wasn't really sure what to do with it, but I got a feeling of saving them for later. Maybe I could make a lampshade out of it or just anything if I have free time. ...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:02:15 PST
Mouse with USB port (optional internal drive)
Mouse with USB port (optional internal drive) - More DIY How To Projects]]> liquidhandwash This project for me is more useful than it first appears, I use this mouse all the time and all though it was quite fiddly to make It was worth the effort. Now why would I want a  mouse with a USB port hanging out the side? The main reason is that I do a lot of computer aided drawing on a lap top wh...
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:45:54 PDT
Making a 9v battery usb flash / pen drive
Making a 9v battery usb flash / pen drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> audioguy666 I started off wanting to make a weird flash drive.  This was not it. This came to me as I was looking through electrical junk I have laying around.    Basically I gutted a 9v battery and glued in a flash drive.  The whole thing took about 10 mins tops. Parts list: Dead 9v battery (brand of cho...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:47:23 PDT
A clever way to access the USB ports on your iMac (+ video)
A clever way to access the USB ports on your iMac (+ video) - More DIY How To Projects]]> projectsugru This is an evolution on our last Instructable where we tried to solve the problem of accessing the USB ports on an iMac. People raised some interesting points about how "ugly" the solution was and then criggie suggested using magnets and we thought, hey, that's an awesome idea, so we tested it and ...
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Fri, 4 May 2012 08:22:57 PDT
One-Key Keyboard Hack
One-Key Keyboard Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> mcraghead Question: What do you do when your PC wants you to press F1 on boot, but you have no keyboard? Answer: Hack together a USB dongle that does nothing but F1. I admit that this is a silly problem and an even sillier solution, but the mind boggles at the possibilities: custom keypads for gaming, a Cont...
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Thu, 26 May 2011 01:09:17 PDT
USB Typewriter
USB Typewriter - More DIY How To Projects]]> jackzylkin NOTE: These instructions are for my original "Solder-It-Yourself" conversion kit. However, I have since come up with a much simpler, no-soldering-required version of the USB Typewriter Conversion Kit, and -- take my word for it -- it is is much easier to install. If you want to learn about how to c...
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Sat, 28 Aug 2010 22:31:02 PDT
Teddy Bear USB Flash Drive (USBear?)
Teddy Bear USB Flash Drive (USBear?) - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessejwk Plain old flash drives are boring. Which is why I decided to sacrifice a teddy bear and make a more interesting one. When put together, it looks like your average teddy bear. Pop off the head, stick it in your computer, and you have a really funny data-storing USBear. I first saw this wonderful ide...
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Thu, 1 Jul 2010 16:43:56 PDT
Google Maps + Exercise Bike = Virtual Bike Ride
Google Maps + Exercise Bike = Virtual Bike Ride - More DIY How To Projects]]> gigafide Hook up your exercise bike to Google Maps and turn your boring stationary bike into a virtual reality excursion! Parts List To do this project, you're gonna need to gather a few parts: USB keypad that has arrow keys. A wired magnetic window or door alarm. Soldering equipment ...
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Thu, 24 Jun 2010 13:21:06 PDT
The Ultimate ATX Power Supply Mod With USB Charging Ports
The Ultimate ATX Power Supply Mod With USB Charging Ports - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Installing a USB Keyboard into an OLPC XO Laptop, Phase I
Installing a USB Keyboard into an OLPC XO Laptop, Phase I - More DIY How To Projects]]> labelreader I don't know about you, but I can sure tell silicone from the real thing. Here's how to ditch the jelly and squeeze a normal keycaps-and-springs type USB keyboard into an OLPC XO laptop. This is "phase I" -- getting the keyboard into the lower half of the case, but leaving the USB cable connected to...
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Thu, 7 Feb 2008 04:24:36 PST
USB ZIPPO - More DIY How To Projects]]> luke you like zippos right ? but you don't smoke ?so why have one ?to mount a USB thumb drive in it of course!! get the parts you need some parts and tools parts: 1 a zippo (you must make sure it is absolutely empty of fuel and vapor) 2 a usb thumb drive /flash cart 3 glue 4 things i cant remember t...
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Sat, 2 Dec 2006 23:24:18 PST
USB Headphone Hack!!/
USB Headphone Hack! - More DIY How To Projects]]> babblin5 OK. Before we get started, let me say this: I KNOW about impedences in different audio devices (guitars, XLR microphones, etc.), and by electronic standards, this DIY SEEMS as if it SHOULDN'T work very well. It does, however the exact opposite, and works very very well, especially considering the ea...
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Mon, 29 Oct 2007 07:54:32 PDT
Easy Button Musical Interface
Easy Button Musical Interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> jro This project modifies a $5 Staple's Easy Button and an inexpensive USB keyboard so that they can be used as an input device for live musical performances (or anything else that requires a button or footswitch). It alllows cheap buttons to be created that each send a keyboard character as input to a...
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Tue, 22 Aug 2006 13:47:29 PDT