Instructables: exploring - technology - usb - cheap http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:40:25 PDT BLOX v1.01 Altoid Tin Quiet Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoid-Tin-Quiet-Alarm/
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:04:18 PST
Portable Speaker! http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Speaker-2/
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Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:02:45 PST
$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
DIY $5 USBTinyISP http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-5-USBTinyISP/
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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 08:30:31 PST
Easy Portable USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Portable-USB-Charger/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/K0XU/HFPTIFVN/FKBK0XUHFPTIFVN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/K0XU/HFPTIFVN/FKBK0XUHFPTIFVN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKB/K0XU/HFPTIFVN/FKBK0XUHFPTIFVN.SMALL.jpg Matt Carl Tutorial to show how to make a quick, cheap and easy portable USB charger for around $10 without knowing how to build complex circuits! Used the following products: USB Car Charger (Dollar Store) 8 AA Battery Holder (Radioshack) 8 AA Batteries (Dollar Store) Project Enclosure (Radioshack)
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Fri, 3 May 2013 08:22:34 PDT
Home made usb power hub (made for usb hdd disks) http://www.instructables.com/id/Home-made-usb-power-hub-made-for-usb-hdd-disks/
Home made usb power hub (made for usb hdd disks) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/68KX/HFWSU0RT/FKX68KXHFWSU0RT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/68KX/HFWSU0RT/FKX68KXHFWSU0RT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKX/68KX/HFWSU0RT/FKX68KXHFWSU0RT.SMALL.jpg Bartuss Hello! Welcome to my third tutorial. This time I'm going to show you how to power up your usb disks! :) Why? If you got a pc with a thirsty graphic card and a low power source you may be suffering random crashes or even not spinning usb hard drives. Making such a hub is fun and easy. It will cost...
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Tue, 30 Apr 2013 04:50:11 PDT
how to make a cheap ni-cd,ni-mh usb charger http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-cheap-ni-cdni-mh-usb-charger/
how to make a cheap ni-cd,ni-mh usb charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/SR5H/HFSH4XKG/FYMSR5HHFSH4XKG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/SR5H/HFSH4XKG/FYMSR5HHFSH4XKG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/SR5H/HFSH4XKG/FYMSR5HHFSH4XKG.SMALL.jpg crazy lazy man I know its not cheap to buy an ni-cd,ni-mh charger so why not make one materials you wil need batteries battery holder(mine was salvaged from an old toy) old usb connector usb charger optional: soldering iron solder cutting cut the end of the usb it will reveal wires cut it all except red and ...
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:01:54 PDT
USB Powered Custom Logo Light http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-Custom-Logo-Light/
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Mon, 8 Apr 2013 14:17:24 PDT
LED Bank lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Bank-lamp/
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Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:03:35 PDT
Easy ultrasonic 4-pin sensor monitoring (hc-sr04) http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-ultrasonic-4-pin-sensor-monitoring-hc-sr04/
Easy ultrasonic 4-pin sensor monitoring (hc-sr04) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/JYNW/H7UR7RCS/F90JYNWH7UR7RCS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/JYNW/H7UR7RCS/F90JYNWH7UR7RCS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F90/JYNW/H7UR7RCS/F90JYNWH7UR7RCS.SMALL.jpg Giedow hello Instructables, I have had some trouble with my cheap ultrasonic sensor (hc-sr04) and today I found a really easy solution. It is a really simple edit of the normal 3pin code. The new code(4pin): void setup() {   pinMode (2,OUTPUT);//attach pin 2 to vcc   pinMode (5,OUTPUT);//attach pin 5 to...
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Thu, 4 Oct 2012 14:46:56 PDT
$10 Cube-A-Scope, DIY Cheap Boroscope http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Cube-A-Scope-WebcamLamp-Hybrid-Boroscope/
$10 Cube-A-Scope, DIY Cheap Boroscope - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/H661/H2WEXP4D/F4CH661H2WEXP4D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/H661/H2WEXP4D/F4CH661H2WEXP4D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/H661/H2WEXP4D/F4CH661H2WEXP4D.SMALL.jpg HydeTheJekyll The year is 2012, the Great Cube War of Call Center Six has all but decimated productivity. You need an edge, I way to give you the upper hand. You need to achieve victory! Behold, The Cube-A-Scope 5000! When not in use gathering reconnaissance and protecting your boarders, The Cube-A-Scope can func...
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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:51:57 PDT
Change Old PS2/PS1 Memory To USB Thumbstick http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-Old-PS2PS1-Memory-To-USB-Thumbstick/
Change Old PS2/PS1 Memory To USB Thumbstick - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/5G27/H0URC1D0/FUL5G27H0URC1D0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/5G27/H0URC1D0/FUL5G27H0URC1D0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUL/5G27/H0URC1D0/FUL5G27H0URC1D0.SMALL.jpg Zaphod Beetlebrox How to upgrade  an old memory chip to fit into a new console or a computer. Maybe you just want a unique USB stick. Anyway the project costs only a few dollars (If you don't have a spare usb drive),  takes only a few tools and small amount of time. I used a PS2 memory card but i'm sure the same step...
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Wed, 11 Apr 2012 19:27:17 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
Keyboard iPod dock http://www.instructables.com/id/Keyboard-iPod-dock-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/WJN0/GUDUNC0D/F29WJN0GUDUNC0D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/WJN0/GUDUNC0D/F29WJN0GUDUNC0D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F29/WJN0/GUDUNC0D/F29WJN0GUDUNC0D.SMALL.jpg patush I just took the back off my keyboard, cut a hole big enough for the 30 pin adapter, fed the iPod wire to the middle, and screwed the back on again. You may want to use a USB extender for the iPod cable if you have a pc under your desk, as it is quite short. Also wait around half an hour for the su...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 12:08:14 PDT
Simple and cheap DIY ambilight. http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-cheap-DIY-ambilight/
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Sun, 31 Jul 2011 14:54:21 PDT
Flashdrive: Cool Sawed-off USB wire (actually a hidden flash drive) http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashdrive-Cool-Sawed-off-USB-wire-actually-a-hi/
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Fri, 8 Jul 2011 15:04:29 PDT
SMS controlled Wireless Irrigation System http://www.instructables.com/id/SMS-controlled-Wireless-Irrigation-System/
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Fri, 11 Feb 2011 06:10:17 PST
Cheap USB Simultaneous Multitrack Recording http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-USB-Simultaneous-Multitrack-Recording/
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Fri, 18 Jun 2010 14:07:09 PDT
making a ghetto USB hub! :) http://www.instructables.com/id/making-a-ghetto-USB-hub-/
making a ghetto USB hub! :) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/9SYM/G9GQIN8R/F6H9SYMG9GQIN8R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/9SYM/G9GQIN8R/F6H9SYMG9GQIN8R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6H/9SYM/G9GQIN8R/F6H9SYMG9GQIN8R.SMALL.jpg carly_gurl101  well i was hungry and i wanted a pretty usb hub so i decided to do this :) hope you like it. Materials  you will need a mini cerial box (i got mine in the sunday newspaper) a hobby knife or scissors. (hobby knife is better) duct tape (optional) a usb hub a marker paper make the marks  so...
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Sun, 23 May 2010 21:21:47 PDT
Simple USB Socket Charger! http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-USB-Socket-Charger/
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Thu, 8 Apr 2010 19:59:20 PDT
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
5$ USB Fan! http://www.instructables.com/id/5-USB-Fan/
5$ USB Fan! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/ACBV/FUF3CEMA/FJEACBVFUF3CEMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/ACBV/FUF3CEMA/FJEACBVFUF3CEMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/ACBV/FUF3CEMA/FJEACBVFUF3CEMA.SMALL.jpg theman123321 Build your own USB fan! Will work with: - PC- Mac- Ipod charger- Any other USB chargerAnd all that for under 5$! Materials What you'll need is:- Super glue- USB connection- Wire- a small piece of metal (1.5-2 CM long)- 2 small magnets or a big one- a 5 Volt motor- Motor topYou can use a old USB c...
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Fri, 8 May 2009 08:07:25 PDT
Cheap Laptop Holder and cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Laptop-Holder-and-cooler/
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Wed, 29 Apr 2009 14:32:32 PDT
Several Easy Steps to Secure Your Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Several-Easy-Steps-to-Secure-Your-Computer/
Several Easy Steps to Secure Your Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/0UHH/FT3K4JUR/FOU0UHHFT3K4JUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/0UHH/FT3K4JUR/FOU0UHHFT3K4JUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/0UHH/FT3K4JUR/FOU0UHHFT3K4JUR.SMALL.jpg lukethebook333 VERSION 2.0 will be out soon. You can see on the last step what I have in store for this instructable, please be patient as I sift through it all and get the process rolling. In this Instructable I will show you a few tips to make your computer a lot more secure. The great thing about this guide is...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 11:09:52 PDT
Clean 4 Port NES USB 2.0 HUB on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Clean-4-Port-NES-USB-20-HUB-on-the-cheap/
Clean 4 Port NES USB 2.0 HUB on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/9D8Y/FT17VUA9/FNY9D8YFT17VUA9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/9D8Y/FT17VUA9/FNY9D8YFT17VUA9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNY/9D8Y/FT17VUA9/FNY9D8YFT17VUA9.SMALL.jpg gr33ko This instructable will show you how to make your own very clean looking 4 port usb NES controller. I know this has been done before, but I'm posting this to show you how I did it because it ended up much cleaner. Parts Cost = $4 for the USB HubThe rest is free if you have it laying around.Enjoy! ...
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Fri, 3 Apr 2009 11:16:08 PDT
Simple Cheap USB LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cheap-USB-LED-Light/
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Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:51:25 PDT
XBOX case mod **simple & colourful** http://www.instructables.com/id/XBOX-case-mod-simple-amp-colourful/
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Sun, 22 Mar 2009 16:28:31 PDT
USB Thumb Drive Zippo http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Thumb-Drive-Zippo/
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Sat, 14 Mar 2009 19:58:46 PDT
Floppy USB + Hidden Secret Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Floppy-USB-Hidden-Secret-Drive/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2009 13:35:31 PST
Cheap WiFi Range Extender http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-WiFi-Range-Extender/
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By: SkunkFox

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Tue, 17 Feb 2009 21:58:06 PST
Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed http://www.instructables.com/id/Several-Easy-Steps-to-Boost-Your-Computers-Speed/
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By: lukethebook333

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Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:07:15 PDT
Shotgun Shell USB ! http://www.instructables.com/id/Shotgun-Shell-USB-/
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Sun, 14 Sep 2008 13:55:55 PDT
Illuminated CD Coaster http://www.instructables.com/id/Illuminated-CD-Coaster/
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By: SilverEcco

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Thu, 31 Jul 2008 13:51:25 PDT
FPS arcade style gun http://www.instructables.com/id/FPS-arcade-style-gun/
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By: rustlabs

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Fri, 4 Apr 2008 09:58:30 PDT
USB Sex Change http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-USB-Female-connector-out-of-a-USB-Male-conn/
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By: Rossiroller

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Wed, 27 Feb 2008 21:22:54 PST
USB Moodlight http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Moodlight/
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By: gamer

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Fri, 4 Jan 2008 19:08:49 PST
Many flash drive casings, some are worth a look http://www.instructables.com/id/Many-flash-drive-casings-some-are-worth-a-look/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/A4N5/F7PCOWEF/F4BA4N5F7PCOWEF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/A4N5/F7PCOWEF/F4BA4N5F7PCOWEF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/A4N5/F7PCOWEF/F4BA4N5F7PCOWEF.SMALL.jpg killerjackalope Ther'es alot here, some of which I havn't posted. The Metal one in particular is great, it's not the prettiest cover in the world but it's tough, with a heavy parcel tape wrapping and tippex underneath that it's capable of surviving water. The metal case i made for a sqare tube of aluminium that wa...
By: killerjackalope

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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 23:04:29 PST
Beer bottle USB lamp... http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-bottle-USB-lamp.../
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By: killerjackalope

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Tue, 1 Jan 2008 21:31:31 PST
Lighter USB flash Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Lighter-USB-flash-Drive/
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By: killerjackalope

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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 12:37:43 PDT
USB Powered Desk Fan From JUNK http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-Desk-Fan-From-JUNK/
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By: TheOneEyedHobo

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Sun, 15 Jul 2007 15:22:15 PDT
Altoids USB Thumb Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Altoids-USB-Thumb-Drive/
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Thu, 15 Feb 2007 22:22:46 PST
Paper and Tin Foil Input Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Paper-and-Tin-Foil-Input-Device/
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By: Erkh-Maau

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Sun, 11 Feb 2007 00:07:00 PST
Cheapest 6 in 1 Card Reader Ever http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheapest-6-in-1-Card-Reader-Ever/
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By: divxnz

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Sat, 9 Sep 2006 03:08:19 PDT
How To Make A Cheap USB Powered Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Cheap-USB-Powered-Fan/
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By: Murf

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Fri, 16 Jun 2006 11:53:27 PDT