Instructables: exploring - technology - usb - altoids - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:10 PDT BLOX v1.01 Altoids USB Condenser Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Microphone/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 17:29:04 PDT
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) http://www.instructables.com/id/300-Altoids-Charger-EASY-BUILD-CHEAP/
$3.00 Altoids Charger (EASY BUILD) (CHEAP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4H/O57K/HOUG0C9N/F4HO57KHOUG0C9N.SMALL.jpg snow1434 I know your thinking i have seen hundreds of these but have you ever seen one so easy to build? LETS GET STARTED Things you will need : L78MO5CV Voltage Regulator http://www.taydaelectronics.com/ic-integrated-circuits/voltage-regulators/lm7805-l7805-7805-voltage-regulator-ic-5v-1-5a.html ...
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Sun, 8 Dec 2013 21:48:07 PST
Lithium Battery Solar USB/ iPhone/ Arduino Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Lithium-Battery-Solar-USB-iPhone-Arduino-Charger/
Lithium Battery Solar USB/ iPhone/ Arduino Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/VNKF/H58NIMKN/F6WVNKFH58NIMKN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/VNKF/H58NIMKN/F6WVNKFH58NIMKN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6W/VNKF/H58NIMKN/F6WVNKFH58NIMKN.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman One of the most fun and useful projects on instructables is to create your very own solar USB/ iPhone charger. They're not overly difficult to make, nor are the parts overly expensive or hard to find. For the most part they do a rather good job of charging up small gadgets. Mostly. The big flaw ...
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:17:19 PDT
Altoids USB Battery/Solar charger for iPhone and iPod http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-USB-BatterySolar-charger-for-iPhone-and-i/
Altoids USB Battery/Solar charger for iPhone and iPod - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/MQYR/H0QH0IGB/F8TMQYRH0QH0IGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/MQYR/H0QH0IGB/F8TMQYRH0QH0IGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/MQYR/H0QH0IGB/F8TMQYRH0QH0IGB.SMALL.jpg haikuordie I know there are plenty of USB chargers out there for you to build.  But here's one that doesn't use a voltage regulator or an IC chip to power it.  The basic concept is to use 4 - AAA rechargeable batteries (1.2V a piece) to power the USB and a couple of solar cells to charge the batteries.  If you...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 18:50:48 PDT
DIY iPhone Chargers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-iPhone-Chargers/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/C947/GUVTYLOZ/F9GC947GUVTYLOZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/C947/GUVTYLOZ/F9GC947GUVTYLOZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9G/C947/GUVTYLOZ/F9GC947GUVTYLOZ.SMALL.jpg Penolopy Bulnick To recharge your iPhone, you could just use the standard charger that came with it, but what if you can't or just don't want to?  Want an alternative to the traditional?  Look no further, because we have it here!  Whether you want it cheap, simple, solar or portable, we've got it and you need it. So...
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:48:22 PST
Build a 4 x AA USB Altoids Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-4-x-AA-USB-Altoids-Battery/
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Thu, 17 Aug 2006 20:49:23 PDT
Curiously Strong and Wireless Usb Mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/Curiously-Strong-and-Wireless-Usb-Mouse/
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Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:44:07 PST
MintyBoost! - Small battery-powered USB charger http://www.instructables.com/id/MintyBoost!---Small-battery-powered-USB-charger/
MintyBoost! - Small battery-powered USB charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/N3MO/KHCEP2807KY/FXVN3MOKHCEP2807KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/N3MO/KHCEP2807KY/FXVN3MOKHCEP2807KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXV/N3MO/KHCEP2807KY/FXVN3MOKHCEP2807KY.SMALL.jpg ladyada This project details a small & simple, but very powerful USB charger for your mp3 player, camera, cell phone, and any other gadget you can plug into a USB port to charge! The charger circuitry and 2 AA batteries fit into an Altoids gum tin, and will run your iPod for hours: 2.5x more than you'd get...
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Tue, 30 May 2006 04:37:09 PDT