Instructables: exploring - technology - laptop - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 4 Aug 2015 02:58:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 Anything You Like Laptop Decal http://www.instructables.com/id/Anything-You-Like-Laptop-Decal/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:36:35 PDT
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-Printed-LED-LIGHTSABER/
LIGHTSABER!!! LED - 3D Printed - Fully Functional - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/IXSQ/IBRRYKHC/FZRIXSQIBRRYKHC.SMALL.jpg JJPowelly This is a 3D printed Light Saber I designed as a personal project to keep myself occupied... Here's a demo video: Demo VideoLet me start off by saying this is a very easy print/make... The handle only has two main prints and you have the option of printing either 6 individual sliding cylinders or pr...
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Mon, 6 Jul 2015 17:37:44 PDT
DIY External Hard Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-External-Hard-Drive/
DIY External Hard Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/FCIN/IAJH91HP/FXDFCINIAJH91HP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/FCIN/IAJH91HP/FXDFCINIAJH91HP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/FCIN/IAJH91HP/FXDFCINIAJH91HP.SMALL.jpg Aidan25 So this is a quick Instructables for all of the people that never have quite enough space to store all of their different files. Are you tired of compressing your images? Don't know how to use the cloud... because nobody understands the cloud? Do you want to go entirely off the "internet grid"? Well...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:25:08 PDT
DIY Custom Matt Black Macbook Pro - Plasti Dip http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Custom-Matt-Black-Macbook-Pro-Plasti-Dip/
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 04:01:49 PDT
USB lights for keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-lights-for-keyboard/
USB lights for keyboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/RXFM/I9YBVEH4/FGCRXFMI9YBVEH4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/RXFM/I9YBVEH4/FGCRXFMI9YBVEH4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGC/RXFM/I9YBVEH4/FGCRXFMI9YBVEH4.SMALL.jpg khader sk This is a simple method of making a usb powered led lights to illuminate the laptop or PC keyboard while working in the dark. USB male pin you can get a male USB pin from an old usb cable or dead pendrives. you can even buy a new usb male pin for very cheap price at electronic store. Attach wi...
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Fri, 22 May 2015 02:30:20 PDT
Tablet Second Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Tablet-Second-Monitor/
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Thu, 21 May 2015 11:49:44 PDT
Fix Your Overheating Laptop! (And keep it looking nice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Your-Overheating-Laptop-And-keep-it-looking-ni/
Fix Your Overheating Laptop! (And keep it looking nice) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/QNWR/I9UDWBTY/FB8QNWRI9UDWBTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/QNWR/I9UDWBTY/FB8QNWRI9UDWBTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/QNWR/I9UDWBTY/FB8QNWRI9UDWBTY.SMALL.jpg Dschulz I just got my [new to me] Samsung series 7 chronos laptop less than a week ago, and I was very impressed with it except for one grievance: it was HOT. No, not that kind of hot!Anyway, the fan would ramp up just sitting on the windows desktop, and Minecraft under Windows was fine for about 10 minutes...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:24:54 PDT
REUSE YOUR OLD LAPTOP BATTERY TO MAKE A POWER BANK http://www.instructables.com/id/REUSE-YOUR-OLD-LAPTOP-BATTERY-TO-MAKE-A-POWER-BANK/
REUSE YOUR OLD LAPTOP BATTERY TO MAKE A POWER BANK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/CJ1V/I9V6O782/FWSCJ1VI9V6O782.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/CJ1V/I9V6O782/FWSCJ1VI9V6O782.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWS/CJ1V/I9V6O782/FWSCJ1VI9V6O782.SMALL.jpg deba168 Few months ago my Dell laptop battery did not work.Whenever I unplug it from main AC supply,the laptop switched off immediately.After few days of frustration, I replaced the battery and kept the dead one (as per my laptop message) for tinkering.I was curious what I would find inside it.Then I go thr...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 10:20:21 PDT
3D printed anti spy camera cover http://www.instructables.com/id/3D-printed-anti-spy-camera-cover/
3D printed anti spy camera cover - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/84OT/I9SN0BFE/F3184OTI9SN0BFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/84OT/I9SN0BFE/F3184OTI9SN0BFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F31/84OT/I9SN0BFE/F3184OTI9SN0BFE.SMALL.jpg kasperfish Welcome to the "3D printed anti spy cam slider" mini project!I see many laptops and notebooks from which the camera is covered with a post-it or a piece of tape. I found a few 3D printed clip on camera covers with Google but I wanted something more elegant. Even if you do not have a 3D printer it i...
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Sat, 16 May 2015 10:59:57 PDT
Basic Electronic Amplifier 9v To 12v Cigar Box Closed Guitar Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Electronic-Amplifier-9v-To-12v-Cigar-Box-Clo/
Basic Electronic Amplifier 9v To 12v Cigar Box Closed Guitar Amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/IGCJ/I8H6DSGV/FPQIGCJI8H6DSGV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/IGCJ/I8H6DSGV/FPQIGCJI8H6DSGV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPQ/IGCJ/I8H6DSGV/FPQIGCJI8H6DSGV.SMALL.jpg ️Roy Glen Gilliam Pick Out Your Cigar Box I'm using a vintage Stand-up Display Cigar Box. I bought this years ago, but I'm also using another box inside this one to seal it up. The box I'm using inside - I bought at a local cigar shop for $1. I'm also using an air filter from my work - when the ambulance is servi...
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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:33:07 PDT
Bamboo Laptop Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-Laptop-Cooler/
Bamboo Laptop Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/MYEZ/I800ZNXV/FIYMYEZI800ZNXV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/MYEZ/I800ZNXV/FIYMYEZI800ZNXV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIY/MYEZ/I800ZNXV/FIYMYEZI800ZNXV.SMALL.jpg X0n1T3 My first laptop cooler was made by a name brand company, my cost came to about $47. After it broke, I looked around for a better more durable solution. Metal and wood seemed like a great idea...Bamboo coolers already available in the market have a weird design where the laptop feet get stuck in betw...
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 19:43:10 PDT
BeatSauce - A Laptop Midi Controller Hybrid http://www.instructables.com/id/BeatSauce-A-Laptop-Midi-Controller-Hybrid/
BeatSauce - A Laptop Midi Controller Hybrid - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/E5BB/I7SVY3M6/FSFE5BBI7SVY3M6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/E5BB/I7SVY3M6/FSFE5BBI7SVY3M6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSF/E5BB/I7SVY3M6/FSFE5BBI7SVY3M6.SMALL.jpg zexs For a long time I've wanted to build a custom Midi controller, and while this isn't exactly a new controller I did breath new life into some old hardware.Using some parts that I had accumulated and spending minimal money on new ones I managed to build a...a...DJ computer laptop thingy?...That's why ...
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:58:46 PDT
Easy Benchtop Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Benchtop-Power-Supply/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 23:34:47 PDT
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Breath-New-Life-into-a-Old-Computer/
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:39:02 PST
Upgrade your laptop cooling pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-your-laptop-cooling-pad/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 06:58:50 PST
In-line Laptop Surge Protector with an Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/In-line-Laptop-Surge-Protector-with-an-Outlet/
In-line Laptop Surge Protector with an Outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/33PL/I5DSQQWV/FLU33PLI5DSQQWV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/33PL/I5DSQQWV/FLU33PLI5DSQQWV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/33PL/I5DSQQWV/FLU33PLI5DSQQWV.SMALL.jpg amorarun In the fall of 2007 my HP TX1000 stopped working and won't turn on, upon sending it to repair shop (I believe it cost me about AUD$80 just to check what the fault is....grrr) they said that the mother board has to be replaced and it will cost about AUD$800. I asked the technician what caused the lap...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:30:59 PST
DIY macbook pro retina stand http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-macbook-pro-retina-stand/
DIY macbook pro retina stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/UPUP/I3GX4M18/F59UPUPI3GX4M18.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/UPUP/I3GX4M18/F59UPUPI3GX4M18.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/UPUP/I3GX4M18/F59UPUPI3GX4M18.SMALL.jpg leeohc * print 100% in a3 size *here is a easy to build macbook pro stand.use any cardboard around you, the template work for common 3mm and 5mm thick cardboards. it is straight forward. follow the cut mark of 3mm or 5mm cardboards and you will be finetailor made for 15 macbook pro retina, but should work ...
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Tue, 9 Dec 2014 08:44:46 PST
Lunch Box Computer with Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Lunch-Box-Computer-with-Raspberry-Pi/
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 18:38:53 PST
Space-Saving Monitor Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Saving-Monitor-Stand/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 19:49:21 PST
Easy Laptop Cooling Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Laptop-Cooling-Stand/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 19:30:53 PST
Super Sexy Sound Switcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Sexy-Sound-Switcher/
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:19:27 PDT
Laptop Cooling Stand from Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Cooling-Stand-from-Scrap/
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:50:27 PDT
Laptop Motherboard Revival http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Motherboard-Revival/
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:12:26 PDT
Turn a broken laptop screen into a portable light table for drawing http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-broken-laptop-screen-into-a-portable-light-/
Turn a broken laptop screen into a portable light table for drawing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0C/LH6L/HXG6QLRX/F0CLH6LHXG6QLRX.SMALL.jpg Vitim A friend donated me this old laptop, which had a broken LCD. The laptop was old but it worked just fine. I had no intention to spend money to get it repaired, it just would not worth the money. Instead I just removed the screen from the body of the laptop and used the laptop as a HTPC connected to a...
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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:26:25 PDT
Build a Low-cost Portable Wii Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Low-cost-Portable-Wii-Laptop/
Build a Low-cost Portable Wii Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/UJCS/HX6YDIIJ/FVGUJCSHX6YDIIJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/UJCS/HX6YDIIJ/FVGUJCSHX6YDIIJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVG/UJCS/HX6YDIIJ/FVGUJCSHX6YDIIJ.SMALL.jpg Shagglepuff My daily bus ride to school and back takes up a total of an hour, and has taken up a total of an hour for the past few years. This has never been much of an issue for me... but I believe that the best DIY projects are the ones that solve non-issues. Why wait in a bus when I could entertain myself an...
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 22:13:05 PDT
Recycling CPUs Processor Heat http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-CPUs-Processor-Heat/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 05:46:30 PDT
Build an Arduino-powered, Laser-cut Xbox 360 laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Arduino-powered-Laser-cut-Xbox-360-laptop/
Build an Arduino-powered, Laser-cut Xbox 360 laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ZJUH/HUU1H09I/FC7ZJUHHUU1H09I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ZJUH/HUU1H09I/FC7ZJUHHUU1H09I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/ZJUH/HUU1H09I/FC7ZJUHHUU1H09I.SMALL.jpg TechJango Darkmatter is the world's first Open Source Xbox 360* Laptop - its a hardware kit designed to make your Xbox console portable, so that you can play your favorite games any time, any place! 1080p HD screen, capacitive touch controls and all. We successfully crowdfunded Darkmatter via Kickstarter in ...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 23:45:43 PDT
Turn a dead laptop into a monitor with Plexiglas stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-dead-laptop-into-a-monitor-with-Plexiglas-s/
Turn a dead laptop into a monitor with Plexiglas stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/QOW0/HR9V7O3A/FWFQOW0HR9V7O3A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/QOW0/HR9V7O3A/FWFQOW0HR9V7O3A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWF/QOW0/HR9V7O3A/FWFQOW0HR9V7O3A.SMALL.jpg Damutsch Hi, this is an 'ible on how to turn the LCD panel from a friends fried laptop (cheers Martin :P ) into an external monitor for your home console, blueray-player or just as a second monitor. First things first, this is my first Instructable and the first time I used a rotary tool and Plexiglas!...
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 08:52:46 PST
Quick fix for broken laptop hinges http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-fix-for-broken-laptop-hinges/
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Sat, 5 Jul 2008 14:14:41 PDT
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
Arduino Robotic Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPN/P2AH/HP0CR1DS/FPNP2AHHP0CR1DS.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will show you how to make a simple robotic arm controlled by 4 servos , 2 analog joysticks, and an Arduino UNO. It is very similar to my "2 Servos + Thumbstick" instructurable. This tutorial is in particular to help out another Arduino user;  "RobotZee". I will guide you ste...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:13:28 PST
Old laptop screen into Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-laptop-screen-into-Monitor/
Old laptop screen into Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/WQL6/HNICS2U2/F3GWQL6HNICS2U2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/WQL6/HNICS2U2/F3GWQL6HNICS2U2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/WQL6/HNICS2U2/F3GWQL6HNICS2U2.SMALL.jpg augustoerico So, my laptop got old and suddenly stop working. But the LCD was still OK, so, why not make an second monitor of it? Lot of people will tell you it is impossible, but it is not! You just need the right parts (: Refer to this YouTube video for further information: How to turn any laptop screen into ...
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 14:39:20 PDT
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Media-Panel-fka-Digita/
How to Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel (fka Digital Photo Frame) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/NH3P/HFBKA1NY/FLMNH3PHFBKA1NY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/NH3P/HFBKA1NY/FLMNH3PHFBKA1NY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/NH3P/HFBKA1NY/FLMNH3PHFBKA1NY.SMALL.jpg andyjagoe The goal of this project was to create a low cost Raspberry Pi Media Panel--a nice looking screen that could stand in the living room or attach to the refrigerator with the primary purpose of streaming personal photo and video content full time, but also be able to do some other cool things when nee...
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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:45:38 PDT
Repair Your Laptop Power Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Your-Laptop-Power-Cord/
Repair Your Laptop Power Cord - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/Y3U1/HHS9E58J/F7DY3U1HHS9E58J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/Y3U1/HHS9E58J/F7DY3U1HHS9E58J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7D/Y3U1/HHS9E58J/F7DY3U1HHS9E58J.SMALL.jpg EE-Dan After years of being thrown in travel bags, tripped over, and quite literally dragged through the dirt many laptop power cords succumb to the abuse and begin to fray.  Eventually the fraying cord will break apart and no longer power your laptop.  Here's how to rescue your power cord from the landfil...
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:32:55 PDT
dual digital frame/wall mount pc http://www.instructables.com/id/dual-digital-framewall-mount-pc/
dual digital frame/wall mount pc - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/6I37/HD4VGTWI/FX56I37HD4VGTWI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/6I37/HD4VGTWI/FX56I37HD4VGTWI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX5/6I37/HD4VGTWI/FX56I37HD4VGTWI.SMALL.jpg mbielawski We have thousands of digital pics stored on my server and we would like to enjoy them daily.  I decided to make a dual screen digital frame.  It can also be used to share videos, play internet radio...etc.  I removed all the unnecessary pieces from a beat up used laptop & also stripped out the scre...
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Sat, 23 Feb 2013 18:01:58 PST
How to Convert a Laptop LCD into an External Monitor. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-a-Laptop-LCD-into-an-External-Monit/
How to Convert a Laptop LCD into an External Monitor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/P82R/HA4MD6MK/FIKP82RHA4MD6MK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/P82R/HA4MD6MK/FIKP82RHA4MD6MK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/P82R/HA4MD6MK/FIKP82RHA4MD6MK.SMALL.jpg zerofootprint3 Hello there. This is my first Instructable A while back I was sitting around and wondering what to do with my dead laptop. I knew the mother board was fried but everything else was still in working condition. As a result, I decided to make an external monitor from my dead laptop and proceeded to do...
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 03:53:29 PST
How to Clean Laptop Fan and Apply Thermal Paste on CPU and GPU http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Laptop-Fan-and-Apply-Thermal-Paste-on/
How to Clean Laptop Fan and Apply Thermal Paste on CPU and GPU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/Y6QI/H994TFGX/FGZY6QIH994TFGX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/Y6QI/H994TFGX/FGZY6QIH994TFGX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/Y6QI/H994TFGX/FGZY6QIH994TFGX.SMALL.jpg Analogue-Chick A few weeks ago I experienced a problem with Flash Player causing my laptop to shut down due to overheating as CPU usage spike at the utmost. I noticed the trend about Flash when I turned back on the system and opened a facebook game, especially for Firefox users. I then googled for similar cases an...
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:22:30 PST
LapPi - A Raspberry Pi Netbook http://www.instructables.com/id/LapPi-A-Raspberry-Pi-Netbook/
LapPi - A Raspberry Pi Netbook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/P9DX/H8RVBCHF/FXNP9DXH8RVBCHF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/P9DX/H8RVBCHF/FXNP9DXH8RVBCHF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/P9DX/H8RVBCHF/FXNP9DXH8RVBCHF.SMALL.jpg SilverJimny The Raspberry Pi is a remarkable machine. Lightweight, powerful, and until now it was completely tethered to a wall socket. The LapPi is built to free the Pi! It's made from a mixture of spare parts, unallocated electronics, and scrapped components & cables I have built it in response to the Raspber...
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 05:13:21 PDT
Stand Alone CD Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Stand-Alone-CD-Player/
Stand Alone CD Player - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZK95/H5TUCM4V/FIQZK95H5TUCM4V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZK95/H5TUCM4V/FIQZK95H5TUCM4V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIQ/ZK95/H5TUCM4V/FIQZK95H5TUCM4V.SMALL.jpg MrJentis This is the follow up project from my cd player adapter project I did earlier to make a stand alone cd player. Other computer recycling projects I did were the Case/Safe and the EPFU. Tools and Materials This is my version of how to make a stand alone cd player using your old and useless comput...
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:53:53 PDT
MacBook LCD replacement cheat http://www.instructables.com/id/MacBook-LCD-replacement-cheat/
MacBook LCD replacement cheat - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/3VDN/H4VQDBBQ/FHQ3VDNH4VQDBBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/3VDN/H4VQDBBQ/FHQ3VDNH4VQDBBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHQ/3VDN/H4VQDBBQ/FHQ3VDNH4VQDBBQ.SMALL.jpg markyb86 This is for anyone that needs to replace their broken LCD and doesn't have the time or patience to disassemble the entire laptop just to unplug the back light inverter power. This will require two small solder spots. What I suggest you will need Soldering equipment (Solder iron, solder) Heat shri...
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Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:28:12 PDT
Cheap and Easy Camera Strap http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-and-Easy-Camera-Strap/
Cheap and Easy Camera Strap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/M0KU/H2MYIWU6/FZFM0KUH2MYIWU6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/M0KU/H2MYIWU6/FZFM0KUH2MYIWU6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZF/M0KU/H2MYIWU6/FZFM0KUH2MYIWU6.SMALL.jpg Nano_Burger Ahhh, the joys of trailing edge technology!  The venerable Canon EOS D60 took 2002 by storm with its "low" price of just $3,000.  A decade later, you can pick up one for about a hundred dollars.  A 97% decrease in price (about 10% a year).  Almost the same performance as your 401k! After a decade, ...
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Wed, 30 May 2012 04:55:48 PDT
Steampunk Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Laptop/
Steampunk Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/6EII/H2WEYBXD/FX76EIIH2WEYBXD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/6EII/H2WEYBXD/FX76EIIH2WEYBXD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/6EII/H2WEYBXD/FX76EIIH2WEYBXD.SMALL.jpg Admiral Aaron Ravensdale Hi all, Today I will present you my newest Steampunk-Design Workshop creation. Here you can read something about how i got the idea to built my first Steampunk Laptop. Because my pictures are soo poor... I deside to take a video in HD, you will enjoy it!!! Depend on the diversity of the ...
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Fri, 25 May 2012 01:58:42 PDT
Arduino Drawbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Drawbot/
Arduino Drawbot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/K0QS/H1JUHFO5/F8PK0QSH1JUHFO5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/K0QS/H1JUHFO5/F8PK0QSH1JUHFO5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/K0QS/H1JUHFO5/F8PK0QSH1JUHFO5.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In some of my previous Arduino instructurables I have show to the Arduino beginers on how to control servos in different ways. And in my last instructurable I have show the modification of a Parallax servo for a 360º rotation. So in this one I will show Arduino beginers the use of those 360º rot...
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Fri, 4 May 2012 15:20:09 PDT
Servo 360 rotation mod (Parallax) http://www.instructables.com/id/Servo-360-rotation-mod-Parallax/
Servo 360 rotation mod (Parallax) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/XTX0/H1EN02U2/FV8XTX0H1EN02U2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/XTX0/H1EN02U2/FV8XTX0H1EN02U2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV8/XTX0/H1EN02U2/FV8XTX0H1EN02U2.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In this instructurable I will expalin and show you how to make a Parallax servo rotate 360º. And againI have search the internet to see tutorials clear enough to make this posible with no luck. Don't get me wrong they are some how good but not clear. This mod will help you to use the mod servo fo...
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Thu, 26 Apr 2012 10:45:33 PDT
Installing SSD (Solid State Drive) in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" unibody http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-SSD-Solid-State-Drive-in-your-MacBook/
Installing SSD (Solid State Drive) in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" unibody - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SMALL.jpg Doctor Jazz These days more and more people are switching to using SSD or Solid State Drives in their laptops and you might be thinking about joining them and following the trend. SSD drives have a number advantages over conventional spinning hard drives, the main being their input/output speed. They also don't...
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Sun, 8 Apr 2012 21:15:51 PDT
Upgrading RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-RAM-in-your-MacBook-Pro-13-or-15/
Upgrading RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SMALL.jpg Doctor Jazz It is becoming increasingly popular to regularly upgrade the RAM (memory) in your Mac laptop to accommodate a constantly growing appetite for web intensive browsing or for running multiple instances of virtual machines. Programs like Excel and Autocad run more smoothly when they have more RAM to wor...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 13:02:13 PDT
DIY Wood-Grain Laptop Wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wood-Grain-Laptop-Wrap/
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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:20:55 PDT
Arduino + 2 Servos + Thumbstick (joystick) http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-2-Servos-Thumbstick-joystick/
Arduino + 2 Servos + Thumbstick (joystick) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/OLC4/GZPBMAKG/FZWOLC4GZPBMAKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/OLC4/GZPBMAKG/FZWOLC4GZPBMAKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZW/OLC4/GZPBMAKG/FZWOLC4GZPBMAKG.SMALL.jpg biomech75 In my other 2 Arduino tutorials I have help new users to play tones and making 2 servos move with a mouse. This time I will help you move the same 2 servos with a thumbstick. And again I have surf the internet to see If there are tutorials that clear to understand specially for the beginner Arduino ...
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Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:23:21 PDT
Laptop housing mod "DRAGONWARE" http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-housing-mod/
Laptop housing mod "DRAGONWARE" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/HDPL/GZLW44WG/FY0HDPLGZLW44WG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/HDPL/GZLW44WG/FY0HDPLGZLW44WG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY0/HDPL/GZLW44WG/FY0HDPLGZLW44WG.SMALL.jpg Tkdwn My old laptop was screaming for a new paint job and the fujitsu-siemens logo was boring, so i made my self a new logo, carved it with my engraving/multipurpose tool and filled the void with some epoxy resin and LED's (light emitting diodes). It was quite a hassle adding the resin, and  keeping it in...
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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:33:19 PST
Tripod Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Tripod-Laptop-Stand/
Tripod Laptop Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/YS8U/GXL5UBFA/FJAYS8UGXL5UBFA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/YS8U/GXL5UBFA/FJAYS8UGXL5UBFA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/YS8U/GXL5UBFA/FJAYS8UGXL5UBFA.SMALL.jpg andrewaxley Whenever I can, I like to tether my camera to my computer so I can see the shots on a real monitor. One night trying to do some star track shots I wanted to tether my camera, but had no where to put my computer... until now! I checked out this 'ible, but wanted something a little more engineered for...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 21:07:11 PST
How to make a tablet pc from an old laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-tablet-pc-from-an-old-laptop/
How to make a tablet pc from an old laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/ZUVU/GVOX0X0J/F7YZUVUGVOX0X0J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/ZUVU/GVOX0X0J/F7YZUVUGVOX0X0J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/ZUVU/GVOX0X0J/F7YZUVUGVOX0X0J.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen Check out my other projects: Xbox Hackintosh casemod And DIY Spy phone In this project i used an old Fujitsu Siemens life book S series laptop. It has got a 1 Ghz processor and 256 Mb ram, (not sure about the graphic card but i know its between 8-32 Mb). In this instructable i will show how t...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 06:05:49 PST