Instructables: exploring - technology - usb - battery - featured http://www.instructables.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 03:08:34 PDT BLOX v1.01 The Ultimate USB Backup Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-USB-Backup-Pack/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:56:02 PDT
ATtiny85 POV Display http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny8545-POV-Display/
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 01:02:10 PDT
CARDBOARD SOLAR LAMP http://www.instructables.com/id/CARDBOARD-SOLAR-LAMP/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 10:16:48 PDT
USB Speakers Into Portable Battery Powered Speakers! http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Speakers-Into-Portable-Battery-Powered-Speaker/
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Wed, 14 May 2014 00:21:23 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
Make a USB iPhone iPod Charger On The Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-iPhone-iPod-Charger-On-The-Cheep/
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Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:46:29 PDT
Double Capacity MintyBoost with 4-AA Battery Holder Modification http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Capacity-MintyBoost-with-4-AA-Battery-Holde/
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Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:58:09 PST
How to make a Solar USB charger! (simple!) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Solar-USB-charger-simple/
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Wed, 24 Jun 2009 18:07:25 PDT
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
How to make a solar iPod/iPhone charger -aka MightyMintyBoost http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-solar-iPodiPhone-charger-aka-Might/
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Sat, 2 May 2009 23:45:25 PDT
Super Nintendo cartridge wallet with sound, light, and key storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Nintendo-Wallet-that-plays-music-gives-ligh/
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