Instructables: exploring - technology - laptop - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:00:29 PDT BLOX v1.01 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-/
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By: Vitim

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Tue, 8 Jul 2014 20:26:25 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/
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By: TechJango

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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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Wed, 30 May 2012 04:55:48 PDT
Steampunk Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Laptop/
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Fri, 25 May 2012 01:58:42 PDT
Arduino Drawbot http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Drawbot/
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By: biomech75

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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/
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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 RAM (memory) in your laptop to accommodate constantly growing appetite for web intensive browsing or running more instances of virtual machines. This instructable is describing the process of upgrading (or replacing) RAM in unibody MacBook Pro...
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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/
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Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:23:21 PDT
Laptop housing mod "DRAGONWARE" http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-housing-mod/
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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:33:19 PST
Tripod Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Tripod-Laptop-Stand/
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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/
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 06:05:49 PST
Painting a laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-a-laptop/
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Sat, 5 Nov 2011 12:26:09 PDT
Mounted USB Hub for laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Mounted-USB-Hub-for-laptop/
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Sun, 9 Oct 2011 18:41:57 PDT
Transform an old laptop into a MP3 player http://www.instructables.com/id/Transform-an-old-laptop-into-a-MP3-player/
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Thu, 9 Aug 2007 17:39:34 PDT
USB Dongle Elimination http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Dongle-Elimination/
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 19:04:34 PDT
Portable 12V notebook stand workstation for garage or shop http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-12V-notebook-workstation-for-garage-or-sh/
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Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:46:37 PDT
How to Stop Your Laptop Overheating http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stop-Your-Laptop-Overheating/
How to Stop Your Laptop Overheating - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/JVYU/GR0E72XO/FQHJVYUGR0E72XO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/JVYU/GR0E72XO/FQHJVYUGR0E72XO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQH/JVYU/GR0E72XO/FQHJVYUGR0E72XO.SMALL.jpg Andre Coetzee Introduction: Computer (Laptop) Cooling Basics The cooling of the CPU (Central Processing Unit), otherwise referred to as "The Chip" or to laymen "The Brain" of the laptop is a dilemma that most manufacturers have to face when designing a laptop enclosure (casing) and choosing the correct CPU for it...
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 13:43:32 PDT
Dual Screen Digital Picture Frame & Family Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Screen-Digital-Picture-Frame-Family-Center/
Dual Screen Digital Picture Frame & Family Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/1TJ9/GC1KVB96/FBI1TJ9GC1KVB96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/1TJ9/GC1KVB96/FBI1TJ9GC1KVB96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBI/1TJ9/GC1KVB96/FBI1TJ9GC1KVB96.SMALL.jpg kendrkin      In answer to my friends urgings, I am making this instructable.  Unfortunately, this means that I do not have any "making of" pictures, nor any actual prices for parts used.        I have a home for wayward tech, and was looking at my pile of "donated" computer parts.  Amongst them was an old ...
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Sun, 17 Jul 2011 20:22:06 PDT
laptop tripod http://www.instructables.com/id/laptop-tripod/
laptop tripod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/RHDS/GPBD5BHY/FIHRHDSGPBD5BHY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/RHDS/GPBD5BHY/FIHRHDSGPBD5BHY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIH/RHDS/GPBD5BHY/FIHRHDSGPBD5BHY.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus My netbook is great; it's small, portable and has enough juice to do everything I need when I'm on the move. However, there's been times where I need to conduct work in a specific area and there's no desk or suitable space to set my computer down and type. There's even been a few close calls where m...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:02:54 PDT
Laptop to Desktop Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-to-Desktop-Conversion/
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Sat, 4 Jun 2011 19:23:57 PDT
Super simple laptop hack for making your CD/DVD drive easier to open. http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-laptop-hack-for-making-your-CDDVD-dr/
Super simple laptop hack for making your CD/DVD drive easier to open. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/RO14/G68HA11V/FPXRO14G68HA11V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/RO14/G68HA11V/FPXRO14G68HA11V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPX/RO14/G68HA11V/FPXRO14G68HA11V.SMALL.gif inchman  OK, so this isn’t exactly a problem that has plague man since the dawn of time, but it is something that bothers me about laptop CD/DVD drives that is so simple to solve. Here is the problem, to open the CD/DVD drive on most laptops you need to push a button on the right side of the computer that ...
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Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:53:41 PST
Arduino + Laptop Touchpad http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Laptop-Touchpad/
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 08:03:42 PST
Another laptop stand (otro soporte para notebook) http://www.instructables.com/id/Another-laptop-stand-otro-soporte-para-notebook/
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Thu, 12 Nov 2009 07:17:24 PST
Splat!: A Custom Sugru Webcam Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Sugru-Webcam-Mount/
Splat!: A Custom Sugru Webcam Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/NGQ3/GE7L47T2/FR1NGQ3GE7L47T2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/NGQ3/GE7L47T2/FR1NGQ3GE7L47T2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR1/NGQ3/GE7L47T2/FR1NGQ3GE7L47T2.SMALL.jpg depotdevoid It can safely be said that I am a bit of a cheapskate.  I am writing this on a seven year old laptop that I got for free in exchange for some computer repair.  The wireless router I use to connect it to the internet was found behind the DVD players at my local Goodwill ($2!).  When I use Skype to ca...
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Tue, 5 Oct 2010 00:03:06 PDT
Replace a Toshiba Satellite laptop keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-a-Toshiba-Satellite-laptop-keyboard/
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Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:09:51 PDT
Easy Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Laptop-Stand/
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Wed, 1 Sep 2010 13:38:30 PDT
Taking Apart a Sony Vaio Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Taking-Apart-a-Sony-Vaio-Laptop/
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Tue, 3 Jun 2008 12:45:46 PDT
Ethno-Look Laptop Hard Cover http://www.instructables.com/id/Ethno-Look-Laptop-Hard-Cover/
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Thu, 27 May 2010 16:34:25 PDT
Use a Bubble-Mailer for a Netbook or Laptop Sleeve http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-a-Bubble-Mailer-for-a-Netbook-or-Laptop-Sleeve/
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Tue, 23 Feb 2010 09:02:49 PST
Better Computing Through Velcro: Make Your Laptop A Dock For External HDD's http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Computing-Through-Velcro-Make-Your-Laptop-/
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:37:55 PST
MagSafe for the Rest of Us: A DIY Magnetic Power Adaptor http://www.instructables.com/id/MagSafe-for-the-Rest-of-Us-A-DIY-Magnetic-Power-A/
MagSafe for the Rest of Us: A DIY Magnetic Power Adaptor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/13HP/G5FQZWP9/FSO13HPG5FQZWP9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/13HP/G5FQZWP9/FSO13HPG5FQZWP9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSO/13HP/G5FQZWP9/FSO13HPG5FQZWP9.SMALL.jpg Freeload We all know that one of the most common places for a laptop to break is its power adaptor. The combination of being directly attached to the motherboard, heat, and constant moving and shifting leads the connector to become loose and sloppy. Eventually the connection stops working altogether. Apple h...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2010 07:12:16 PST
Adjustable X-legged Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Adjustable-X-legged-Laptop-Stand/
Adjustable X-legged Laptop Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/LA0S/G4PBT3KI/F77LA0SG4PBT3KI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/LA0S/G4PBT3KI/F77LA0SG4PBT3KI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F77/LA0S/G4PBT3KI/F77LA0SG4PBT3KI.SMALL.jpg EmcySquare There are a lot of types of Laptop Stands and Indtructables has a very rich section about them. The reason is simple to me: with a laptop and a home wifi connection nobody can resist the temptation having your share of fun and/or work being easy on a couch or in your own bed. Not to mention the situ...
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Tue, 26 Jan 2010 08:00:12 PST
Everybody Else Is Making A Laptop Stand, So Why Can't I? http://www.instructables.com/id/Everybody-Else-Is-Making-A-Laptop-Stand-So-Why-Ca/
Everybody Else Is Making A Laptop Stand, So Why Can't I? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/M7R3/G33OY69E/FE8M7R3G33OY69E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/M7R3/G33OY69E/FE8M7R3G33OY69E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE8/M7R3/G33OY69E/FE8M7R3G33OY69E.SMALL.jpg laxap Or how I transformed a tray into a laptop stand. We don't have TV, but we like to lay on a blanket and watch DVDs on the laptop. This laptop stand will insure good stability and air flow. A Laptop, a Blanket, and A Tray So we have a new big laptop (they've become both big and cheap these days)...
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Mon, 14 Dec 2009 17:05:23 PST
Wood Veneer Laptop Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Wood-Veneer-Laptop-Mod/
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Sat, 3 Oct 2009 11:00:42 PDT
Netbook & laptop stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Netbook-amp-laptop-stand/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2009 06:01:23 PDT