Instructables: exploring - technology - memory - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 29 Nov 2014 02:08:30 PST BLOX v1.01 Lego figure USB drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-Lego-figure-USB-drive/
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Thu, 5 Nov 2009 14:53:57 PST
The Steampunk Data Burner http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Steampunk-Data-Burner/
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Sun, 16 Dec 2012 05:09:26 PST
Upgrading RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-RAM-in-your-MacBook-Pro-13-or-15/
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 13:02:13 PDT
Steampunk USB Stick "Speichergeraet Nummer 1" http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-USB-Stick-Speichergeraet-Nummer-1/
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Wed, 7 Mar 2012 14:32:13 PST
Hacking The Spy Video Trakr With Frickin' Laser Beams...And Missiles! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-The-Spy-Video-Trakr-With-Frickin-Laser-Be/
Hacking The Spy Video Trakr With Frickin' Laser Beams...And Missiles! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/3YHN/GW88TOLY/FQG3YHNGW88TOLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/3YHN/GW88TOLY/FQG3YHNGW88TOLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQG/3YHN/GW88TOLY/FQG3YHNGW88TOLY.SMALL.jpg KRA5H Courtesy of CPT Hans. I bought a USB-powered foam missile launcher, which has pan & tilt, and even a targeting laser! I'm powering it from the Trakr's internal USB port, and controlling it with the GPIO lines. The original control board was quite sophisticated It has an IC that receives USB...
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Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:27:16 PST
Hacking the Spy Video Trakr II http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-the-Spy-Video-Trakr-II/
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Mon, 12 Dec 2011 20:03:03 PST
Hacking the Spy Video Trakr http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-the-Spy-Video-Trakr/
Hacking the Spy Video Trakr - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/6UR2/GV0RRLGA/F2G6UR2GV0RRLGA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/6UR2/GV0RRLGA/F2G6UR2GV0RRLGA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2G/6UR2/GV0RRLGA/F2G6UR2GV0RRLGA.SMALL.jpg KRA5H The Trakr is a remote controlled robot equipped with a microphone and color video camera, speaker, a near infrared LED for night vision, an SD memory card slot for recording audio/video and 8MB of on board memory for storing downloadable and user designed programs. The remote control unit has contro...
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Tue, 15 Nov 2011 19:20:19 PST
DIY SRAM http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SRAM-The-RAM-in-your-Microcontroller/
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Sat, 13 Aug 2011 18:41:56 PDT
USB CPU and Memory monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-CPU-and-Memory-monitor/
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Fri, 29 Jul 2011 06:55:54 PDT
DIY CMOS RAM Memory http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-CMOS-RAM-Memory/
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Sat, 13 Nov 2010 18:29:48 PST
DIY RAM Memory- Register Style http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-RAM-Memory-Register-Style/
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Thu, 11 Nov 2010 20:07:09 PST
Use your USB flash drive as virtual RAM http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-your-USB-flash-drive-as-virtual-RAM/
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Sat, 26 Jun 2010 06:55:43 PDT
Steampunk USB Flash Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-USB-Flash-Drive/
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Wed, 23 Jun 2010 10:16:52 PDT
Hidden USB Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Hidden-USB-Storage/
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Mon, 4 Aug 2008 11:25:53 PDT
Create a Custom USB drive / Figurine out of Polymer Clay http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-custom-USB-drive-figurine/
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Thu, 22 Apr 2010 22:11:26 PDT
USB Cigar Flash Memory (with LEDs) http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Cigar-Flash-Memory/
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Sat, 27 Jun 2009 17:49:40 PDT
Free Electronic Samples http://www.instructables.com/id/Free_Electronic_Samples/
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Mon, 9 Feb 2009 13:37:39 PST
Lego USB Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-USB-Stick/
Lego USB Stick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/5BOK/2P6EP281NIB/F9N5BOK2P6EP281NIB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/5BOK/2P6EP281NIB/F9N5BOK2P6EP281NIB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9N/5BOK/2P6EP281NIB/F9N5BOK2P6EP281NIB.SMALL.jpg ianhampton Creating a case out of Lego to house a USB memory stick. This has been done before but I haven't seen it done like this :) Creating The Case Because my memory stick was quite large (in dimensions, not in storage capacity) I had to create a 6x3 Lego brick. I chopped a 4x2 and a 2x2 brick in half ...
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