Instructables: exploring - technology - laptop - computer http://www.instructables.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 06:56:55 PDT BLOX v1.01 How to move your cursor without a mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-move-your-cursor-without-a-mouse/
How to move your cursor without a mouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/4D04/HQS4WGUE/FE74D04HQS4WGUE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/4D04/HQS4WGUE/FE74D04HQS4WGUE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/4D04/HQS4WGUE/FE74D04HQS4WGUE.SMALL.jpg elkomkom Hello, Hello, Hello, Its me again; Elkom Today i will teach you how to move your mouse pointer without your mouse. This will be and it is EZ! Lets get started: Options First go to Control Panel,(Picture A)then Accessibility Options, (Picture B)then click on the tab "Mouse" (picture C) Contini...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:29:56 PST
How to change (increase/decrease) your computer's RAM manually http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-increasedecrease-your-computers-RAM-/
How to change (increase/decrease) your computer's RAM manually - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/YA34/HPT94OHH/F3ZYA34HPT94OHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/YA34/HPT94OHH/F3ZYA34HPT94OHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/YA34/HPT94OHH/F3ZYA34HPT94OHH.SMALL.jpg mohammad96jamal If you bought a new RAM for your computer/laptop or even if you have a broken computer/laptop to the point it cant be fixed why throw it away? you can really make use of its parts, like the keyboard maybe, the screen, the RAM this instructable will show you how to change your computer's RAM by y...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:05:00 PST
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
DIY Upgrade/ Supercharge your LED Keyboard/ Laptop Light http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Upgrade-Supercharge-your-LED-Keyboard-Laptop-L/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/8WOC/HO7XJTQH/FX88WOCHO7XJTQH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/8WOC/HO7XJTQH/FX88WOCHO7XJTQH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX8/8WOC/HO7XJTQH/FX88WOCHO7XJTQH.SMALL.jpg bhvm Hello again! Working late night with dingy dim Laptop lights is not the best idea for your eyes. Here we shall Take a normal Ebay LED laptop Keyboard light, and Modify it for better colour (Neutral white) and Brightness. In the first Picture, you can see our final Project. I am afraid that camera w...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 22:28:59 PST
Convert a laptop IDE Drive to an affordable Compact Flash SSD. http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-an-older-laptop-IDE-Drive-to-an-affordable/
Convert a laptop IDE Drive to an affordable Compact Flash SSD. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/L3XI/HJKC650D/FS5L3XIHJKC650D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/L3XI/HJKC650D/FS5L3XIHJKC650D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS5/L3XI/HJKC650D/FS5L3XIHJKC650D.SMALL.jpg TheRafMan I have a couple of older laptops that I use to monitor my security cameras within my home, both are Dell models, one is a C400 with a Pentium 3 and the other one is a D600 with a Pentium 4. Both laptops are powered on 24 hours. The P3 is over 12 years old and so far I replaced the hard drive 3 times...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 00:55:33 PDT
How To Make A Laser Cut Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Laser-Cut-Laptop-Stand/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/93LG/HH2VFN1J/FOB93LGHH2VFN1J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/93LG/HH2VFN1J/FOB93LGHH2VFN1J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/93LG/HH2VFN1J/FOB93LGHH2VFN1J.SMALL.jpg LordTovar I had downloaded a laptop stand and cut it out at TechShop Round Rock- Austin and it was extremely flimsy. I did not like this. I designed this laptop stand to fit my 15 inch Macbook Pro. I uploaded the .AI file so that you can scale it then use a laser cutter to cut it out. Then assemble. I used 1...
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Thu, 30 May 2013 11:42:31 PDT
Mobile wifi antenna http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-wifi-antenna/
Mobile wifi antenna - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/AP9L/HEXSDS2B/FOCAP9LHEXSDS2B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/AP9L/HEXSDS2B/FOCAP9LHEXSDS2B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOC/AP9L/HEXSDS2B/FOCAP9LHEXSDS2B.SMALL.jpg 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
Resetting your password in Ubuntu http://www.instructables.com/id/Resetting-your-password-in-Ubuntu/
Resetting your password in Ubuntu - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/0R9W/HET0RS1U/FRL0R9WHET0RS1U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/0R9W/HET0RS1U/FRL0R9WHET0RS1U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRL/0R9W/HET0RS1U/FRL0R9WHET0RS1U.SMALL.jpg Pettrocity We've all been here before: Your just getting started at you computer, you get to the log on page, and......wait, what's my password again? Uh-oh, this is bad. Getting locked out of your computer is a very bad thing. Luckily, if you are running Ubuntu, our favorite Linux fork (feel free to comment i...
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Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:36:02 PDT
Revive dead pixels on LCD monitors, Laptops & Televisions http://www.instructables.com/id/Revive-dead-pixels-on-LCD-monitors-Laptops-Tele/
Revive dead pixels on LCD monitors, Laptops & Televisions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/NYLB/HDYZ6R0V/F14NYLBHDYZ6R0V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/NYLB/HDYZ6R0V/F14NYLBHDYZ6R0V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F14/NYLB/HDYZ6R0V/F14NYLBHDYZ6R0V.SMALL.jpg Jetman50   This is a step by step on how to (possibly) revive dead pixels on virtually any LCD screen. I say virtually as there are certain conditions that will not allow the dead pixel(s) to be brought back, physical damage to the screen is one.   So first we'll start with the warnings: 1) This instructab...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 08:39:33 PST
Unlock Hard Drive Password Protected File http://www.instructables.com/id/Unlock-Hard-Drive-Password-Protected-File/
Unlock Hard Drive Password Protected File - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/71V9/HE080FJ4/F6I71V9HE080FJ4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/71V9/HE080FJ4/F6I71V9HE080FJ4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6I/71V9/HE080FJ4/F6I71V9HE080FJ4.SMALL.jpg ROD917 This instructable will show you how to get around a password protected file. Suppose your computer won’t boot up and you don’t have any way to access your important files. Don’t worry there are several ways to access your files. I had an old emachines laptop computer running XP Home edition and it w...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 05:28:31 PST
Mineral Oil-Cooled Old Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Mineral-Oil-Cooled-Old-Laptop/
Mineral Oil-Cooled Old Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/ND7R/HD4V4049/FZ3ND7RHD4V4049.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/ND7R/HD4V4049/FZ3ND7RHD4V4049.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ3/ND7R/HD4V4049/FZ3ND7RHD4V4049.SMALL.jpg schou I will start off with why I did this to a laptop in the first place so if you don't really care, skip to the other steps. The Asus UL80VT served me well for two years until the screen started flickering with white lines and squeal with a high pitched sound inherent of a dying capacitor . For a whil...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:02:53 PST
Support for laptop and Smartphone integrated http://www.instructables.com/id/Support-for-laptops-and-Smartphones-integrated/
Support for laptop and Smartphone integrated - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/53JP/H8CVKZ2W/FCT53JPH8CVKZ2W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/53JP/H8CVKZ2W/FCT53JPH8CVKZ2W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCT/53JP/H8CVKZ2W/FCT53JPH8CVKZ2W.SMALL.jpg torx  This instructable is dedicated to building a laptop stand with a built-in swivel support for smartphone; It might seem almost useless, but my experience tells me that sometimes I have to use them both simultaneously, and the ability to listen to music or watch some videos without overloading it too...
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Thu, 1 Nov 2012 16:14:59 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
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-working-touchscreen-stylus-for-your-phone-o/
Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/DARU/H5IRVEIZ/F3HDARUH5IRVEIZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/DARU/H5IRVEIZ/F3HDARUH5IRVEIZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/DARU/H5IRVEIZ/F3HDARUH5IRVEIZ.SMALL.jpg NXTHacker Do you use your phone or tablet a lot? Does your fingers hurt after a few hours? Or do you just want to use a stylus to doodle on your tablet? Remember the fuss about foam and tin foil to just make a stylus? Here is the solution! You can make this from old stuff you find from around the house or ...
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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 06:41:29 PDT
MINI POCKET-PORTABLE SMART FAN... http://www.instructables.com/id/MINI-POCKET-PORTABLE-SMART-FAN/
MINI POCKET-PORTABLE SMART FAN... - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/ADHL/H3W4TI5Y/FGTADHLH3W4TI5Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/ADHL/H3W4TI5Y/FGTADHLH3W4TI5Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGT/ADHL/H3W4TI5Y/FGTADHLH3W4TI5Y.SMALL.jpg matass This is a mini pocket-portable fan connected to the phone, and it`s very good for long trips because its working very long ( about a six hours! ). First... At first you will need at least 3.7v  battery with phone,switch and tipical 5v computer fan. Then you need to cut other fan wires but leave r...
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Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:15:42 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/
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
USB Dust Plug - Leaf http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Dust-Cap-Plug-Leaf-Style/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/PIHQ/H8FYP4LA/FZRPIHQH8FYP4LA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/PIHQ/H8FYP4LA/FZRPIHQH8FYP4LA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/PIHQ/H8FYP4LA/FZRPIHQH8FYP4LA.SMALL.jpg 7PLAIN Buy at Shapeways 3D Printed and Tested. It's used to seal the idling USB ports on your electronic devices, protecting them from dust, coffee / water spill etc. The plug part seals the USB port. Please note: USB ports must have 10mm horizontal or 7.5mm vertical clearance, if you want to use multip...
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Tue, 3 Apr 2012 02:34:29 PDT
Book into a laptop case http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-into-a-laptop-case/
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Sat, 17 Mar 2012 16:45:48 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
Artsy Recycled Hard Disk Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Artsy-Recycled-Hard-Disk-Clock/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/45KG/GY4RAHI1/F7145KGGY4RAHI1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/45KG/GY4RAHI1/F7145KGGY4RAHI1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/45KG/GY4RAHI1/F7145KGGY4RAHI1.SMALL.jpg lllshreelll I have seen many recycled hdd clocks, but i thought i can make it look more artsy :) 
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Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:05:37 PST
How To Change A Laptop Screen For A HP HDX 16 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Change-A-Laptop-Screen-For-A-HP-HDX-16/
How To Change A Laptop Screen For A HP HDX 16 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/NANW/GVZP1SOM/FOMNANWGVZP1SOM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/NANW/GVZP1SOM/FOMNANWGVZP1SOM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/NANW/GVZP1SOM/FOMNANWGVZP1SOM.SMALL.jpg CaptainSven When my motherboard died on my HP HDX 16 Laptop I decided to purchase another HP HDX 16 Laptop from my friend.  His Laptop's screen was broken, but the base of his computer was fine.  From that all I needed to do was to switch the screen and the hard drive in order to have one working laptop again. ...
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Fri, 16 Dec 2011 19:13:06 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
SNES DUAL USB http://www.instructables.com/id/SNES-DUAL-USB/
SNES DUAL USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ILPX/GV5JFD9I/FT9ILPXGV5JFD9I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ILPX/GV5JFD9I/FT9ILPXGV5JFD9I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/ILPX/GV5JFD9I/FT9ILPXGV5JFD9I.SMALL.jpg biomech75 Here is another USB project to share. It is a SNES controller usb port/usb tester. The USB tester project was taken from another user's idea here in this site. I just did the same project with some additions in a different way. User's name is : heat_z0ne User's Link : http://www.instructables.com/i...
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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:25:47 PST
Hacking a USB hub to add internal ports to a Toshiba Satelite (or other laptop) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-a-USB-hub-to-add-internal-ports-to-a-Toshi/
Hacking a USB hub to add internal ports to a Toshiba Satelite (or other laptop) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/BVZG/GU4MC7M1/FQUBVZGGU4MC7M1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/BVZG/GU4MC7M1/FQUBVZGGU4MC7M1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQU/BVZG/GU4MC7M1/FQUBVZGGU4MC7M1.SMALL.jpg zapskate Okay so some of us are tired of all our flash drives and wireless dongles hanging off our laptop all the time! on most laptops this can be easily taken care of by modding the guts of your laptop - we will be doing it only with USB so no risk of electrocution or injury (unless you are truly an idiot...
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Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:18:30 PDT
Computer/Laptop Temperature Monitor USB with optional alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/ComputerLaptop-Temperature-Monitor-USB/
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 16:23:19 PDT
Turning a laptop into a desktop computer (no soldering required) http://www.instructables.com/id/Turning-a-laptop-into-a-desktop-computer-no-solde/
Turning a laptop into a desktop computer (no soldering required) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/4J85/GQGQGVW4/FJ04J85GQGQGVW4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/4J85/GQGQGVW4/FJ04J85GQGQGVW4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ0/4J85/GQGQGVW4/FJ04J85GQGQGVW4.SMALL.jpg red_green here are some plans to turn your laptop into a fully functioning desktop computer. all it takes is connectin a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, and some optional components. when you want to travel, simply unplug the cords, and remove the computer. Parts list: Requred parts: -laptop -monitor -usb hub ...
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Sat, 23 Jul 2011 13:38:33 PDT
Get Rid of Buzzing and Humming Noise When Using Your Headset or USB Mic http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Fix-Get-Rid-of-BuzzingHumming-Noise-When-U/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/TLX2/GQ5QBYW9/F3HTLX2GQ5QBYW9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/TLX2/GQ5QBYW9/F3HTLX2GQ5QBYW9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/TLX2/GQ5QBYW9/F3HTLX2GQ5QBYW9.SMALL.jpg DANgerous124 This is an easy solution to get rid of static and humming noise from your microphone/headset. All you have to do is unplug your power cable. I am using a laptop so all I have to do is unplug the cable from the back. The static and humming will be gone. The reason for this is because your computer is...
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Tue, 19 Jul 2011 13:04:15 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
Best laptop stand for bed or sofa http://www.instructables.com/id/Best-laptop-stand-for-bed-or-sofa/
Best laptop stand for bed or sofa - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/UPAO/GP7IFXN7/F7ZUPAOGP7IFXN7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/UPAO/GP7IFXN7/F7ZUPAOGP7IFXN7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Z/UPAO/GP7IFXN7/F7ZUPAOGP7IFXN7.SMALL.jpg pcollins12 Here is a laptop stand for your bed or your sofa that you can build in 10 minutes. That is, assuming you have the "parts". My chiropractor has instructed me to stop looking down at my laptop while I'm sitting on the couch. It is bad posture. She insists that I get a table and chair in the living ro...
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Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:06:51 PDT
Mac-like scrolling on a PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Mac-like-scrolling-on-a-PC/
Mac-like scrolling on a PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/SE3P/GLHRYPO9/F1DSE3PGLHRYPO9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/SE3P/GLHRYPO9/F1DSE3PGLHRYPO9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/SE3P/GLHRYPO9/F1DSE3PGLHRYPO9.SMALL.jpg Shadowhunter111 Get the cool two finger scrolling on a crappy windows trackpad in a few simple steps. ( For people who don't know what Mac trackpad two finger scroll is, it is a motion that lets you scroll up and down by dragging two finger up and down the trackpad ) Download the program All you have to do is in...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 17:05:19 PDT
$0 COST, 100% E-WASTE, COMPACT IMAC CLONE http://www.instructables.com/id/0-COST-100-E-WASTE-COMPACT-IMAC-CLONE/
$0 COST, 100% E-WASTE, COMPACT IMAC CLONE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/1NGB/GL4Z4DXL/FI61NGBGL4Z4DXL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/1NGB/GL4Z4DXL/FI61NGBGL4Z4DXL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/1NGB/GL4Z4DXL/FI61NGBGL4Z4DXL.SMALL.jpg quickshadow_2 PLEASE KINDLY VOTE FOR MY INSTRUCTABLE IN THE "3RD EPILOG CHALLENGE", THANKS ^_^ In the beginning, this project was conceived after i had watched a documentary about E-wastes being dumped in 3rd world countries and another about the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative and how it contributed to e...
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:21:50 PDT
Deep screen dimmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Deep-screen-dimmer-1/
Deep screen dimmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/EIJY/GJQED1NR/FQ0EIJYGJQED1NR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/EIJY/GJQED1NR/FQ0EIJYGJQED1NR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ0/EIJY/GJQED1NR/FQ0EIJYGJQED1NR.SMALL.jpg BeefyHaze This may look like alot but the 14 steps are very short and, to-the-point ______________________________________________________________ This is a response to people wanting this from my previous video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGvYbyz4swo Your going to need: 1.) Visual basic (2010 express) ...
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Sat, 5 Feb 2011 13:35:54 PST
Deep screen dimmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Deep-screen-dimmer/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/AUFK/GJQE8QII/F8PAUFKGJQE8QII.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/AUFK/GJQE8QII/F8PAUFKGJQE8QII.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8P/AUFK/GJQE8QII/F8PAUFKGJQE8QII.SMALL.jpg BeefyHaze Its done!---→http://www.instructables.com/id/Deep-screen-dimmer-1/ Have you ever used your laptop at night, or had a painful head ache? And that damn FN key just wont dim the screen any farther than you want? That is why I made this application in visual basic. What it does  is overlay a black colo...
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Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:43:48 PST
D-Link Wireless Router DIR-628 Setup [Without CD] http://www.instructables.com/id/D-Link-Wireless-Router-DIR-628-Setup-Without-CD/
D-Link Wireless Router DIR-628 Setup [Without CD] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/ZBHK/GIYWWBMF/FDQZBHKGIYWWBMF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/ZBHK/GIYWWBMF/FDQZBHKGIYWWBMF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/ZBHK/GIYWWBMF/FDQZBHKGIYWWBMF.SMALL.jpg Mr.Asmith9 Most, if not all, wireless routers can be set up without the software they come with. Here are the step by step instructions for most D-Link Wireless routers, but more specifically the DIR-628. Preparation for Setup Assuming you just purchased the router, open the package and remove the Wirele...
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Sun, 16 Jan 2011 03:04:21 PST
Butter Tub Laptop Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Butter-Tub-Laptop-Cooler/
Butter Tub Laptop Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/IGBZ/GICYAP9U/FLJIGBZGICYAP9U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/IGBZ/GICYAP9U/FLJIGBZGICYAP9U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLJ/IGBZ/GICYAP9U/FLJIGBZGICYAP9U.SMALL.jpg CimarronWarrior As many of you laptop users are aware, our laptops can get to be quite HOT, even after just a short period of use.  And as everyone knows Heat and Electronics DON'T MIX.  I have looked into purchasing a laptop cooling pad for my laptop, but then got to thinking and decided to make something of my ow...
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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 03:31:31 PST
Mounting a Hard Drive in a CDROM case http://www.instructables.com/id/Mounting-a-Hard-Drive-in-a-CDROM-case/
Mounting a Hard Drive in a CDROM case - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/NBC2/GD0R02NO/FAVNBC2GD0R02NO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/NBC2/GD0R02NO/FAVNBC2GD0R02NO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAV/NBC2/GD0R02NO/FAVNBC2GD0R02NO.SMALL.jpg rownhunt  In this Instructable I will show you how to take apart a CDROM case apart so you can mount a SATA or IDE Hard Drive inside. ---------- This can be useful for homemade external hard drives, and it can be a convinient storage place for an extra internal hard drive.  Things You Will Need -Screwdri...
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Fri, 8 Oct 2010 23:45:08 PDT
Simple repairs for your laptop with sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-repairs-for-your-laptop-with-sugru/
Simple repairs for your laptop with sugru - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/XNSR/GEW03T7V/F81XNSRGEW03T7V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/XNSR/GEW03T7V/F81XNSRGEW03T7V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F81/XNSR/GEW03T7V/F81XNSRGEW03T7V.SMALL.jpg sillyzombie666 My laptop has been falling apart ever since my dell warranty ended so I thought it was finally time to fix it up. In this instructable I'll show you how to add lil rubber feet and add strength to a laptop power cord hats falling apart. As always I made this for a contest since sugru was nice enoug...
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Wed, 6 Oct 2010 16:29:20 PDT
How To Make Your Laptop/Computer Faster http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-Your-LaptopComputer-Faster/
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Fri, 17 Sep 2010 11:28:21 PDT
How I built an inexpensive laptop tray for my truck http://www.instructables.com/id/How-I-built-an-inexpensive-laptop-tray-for-my-truc/
How I built an inexpensive laptop tray for my truck - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/7F3S/GC4G102G/FOM7F3SGC4G102G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/7F3S/GC4G102G/FOM7F3SGC4G102G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOM/7F3S/GC4G102G/FOM7F3SGC4G102G.SMALL.jpg mdavis19 I love my Toyota Tacoma pickup truck. It is the perfect vehicle for me. I do a lot of traveling in it. I also go to a lot of estate sales and auctions in it. There's lots of cargo room in the back for the stuff I buy. I usually carry a laptop computer with me when I travel to keep in touch, and to ...
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Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:07:23 PDT
expandable audiocable for less than 3 bucks! http://www.instructables.com/id/expandable-audiocable-for-less-than-3-bugs/
expandable audiocable for less than 3 bucks! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/NVV2/GBV5RLGY/FEFNVV2GBV5RLGY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/NVV2/GBV5RLGY/FEFNVV2GBV5RLGY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEF/NVV2/GBV5RLGY/FEFNVV2GBV5RLGY.SMALL.jpg jelte1234 Ever had that you wanted your audio over a longer distance than 30 cm? haven't got the money for a wireless system or a professional extention cable? then build this practical cable, which you can make longer with every standard usb extention cable of 6.5m, for only 2.10 euro! (2.70dollars) I use m...
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Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:30:18 PDT
One coat hanger laptop stand http://www.instructables.com/id/One-coat-hanger-laptop-stand/
One coat hanger laptop stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/FG3W/GA8NA4EJ/F1TFG3WGA8NA4EJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/FG3W/GA8NA4EJ/F1TFG3WGA8NA4EJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1T/FG3W/GA8NA4EJ/F1TFG3WGA8NA4EJ.SMALL.jpg Computothought Need a cheap quick laptop stand. Or on the go and do not want to carry a heavy laptop stand around.  This is a stand that can be made in a few minutes. Have fun.. What's needed. Parts:: 1 heavy coat hanger. 1 light coat hanger. Tools Pliers Wire cutters Tape measure What to do: part 1. Firs...
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Wed, 9 Jun 2010 15:19:02 PDT
Yet another usb lamp. http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-usb-lamp/
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Wed, 9 Jun 2010 00:50:22 PDT
Properly wrap your laptop power cords http://www.instructables.com/id/Properly-wrap-your-laptop-power-cords/
Properly wrap your laptop power cords - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLR/W521/GA5PLOFZ/FLRW521GA5PLOFZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLR/W521/GA5PLOFZ/FLRW521GA5PLOFZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLR/W521/GA5PLOFZ/FLRW521GA5PLOFZ.SMALL.jpg bmlbytes I work in a computer repair shop, so naturally, I see a lot of laptops. The thing that surprises me the most, is that people rarely have their power adapters wrapped properly. Many people have crude ways to wrap their cords, or they don't wrap them at all, causing a big mess of spaghetti style knots...
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Mon, 7 Jun 2010 19:47:33 PDT
how to make a usb fan for under $5 or free http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-usb-fan-for-under-5-or-free/
how to make a usb fan for under $5 or free - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/DSZ9/G9NHHKRI/FCFDSZ9G9NHHKRI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/DSZ9/G9NHHKRI/FCFDSZ9G9NHHKRI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCF/DSZ9/G9NHHKRI/FCFDSZ9G9NHHKRI.SMALL.jpg sillyzombie666 im going to show you how simple it is to make a little personal fan that is both easy to make and cheap. this can work in your pc, laptop, or any place you have a usb, this is a must have when traveling, outside with your laptop,in the car, school and so on *****DISCLAIMER***** if you end up break...
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Thu, 3 Jun 2010 23:14:08 PDT
ECG on your laptop! http://www.instructables.com/id/ECG-on-your-laptop/
ECG on your laptop! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/0KQB/G8C3JEZR/FXB0KQBG8C3JEZR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/0KQB/G8C3JEZR/FXB0KQBG8C3JEZR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXB/0KQB/G8C3JEZR/FXB0KQBG8C3JEZR.SMALL.jpg JZweige That's right! This Instructable shows you how to build a device that enables you to do an electrocardiogram on yourself, your family or your friends! All you need is intermediate-level knowledge on electronics, access to Ye' Ol' Electronics Shoppe (or online shopping if preferred) and a laptop. The...
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Sat, 1 May 2010 12:52:18 PDT
How To Replace a LCD Backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-a-LCD-Backlight/
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:38:47 PDT
Harmless but funny computer prank http://www.instructables.com/id/Harmless-but-funny-computer-prank/
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Tue, 9 Mar 2010 19:27:06 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-/
Better Computing Through Velcro: Make Your Laptop A Dock For External HDD's - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/58B8/G5FR01ED/F2358B8G5FR01ED.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/58B8/G5FR01ED/F2358B8G5FR01ED.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/58B8/G5FR01ED/F2358B8G5FR01ED.SMALL.jpg thread_soul THE PROBLEM: There's rarely a safe and convenient place to put a portable external hard drive when using a laptop in a mobile, non-desk situation. Example:  You're working on your laptop and want to back up some files or work on some media that you have stored on an external drive.  You pull it ou...
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:37:55 PST