Instructables: exploring - photos - usb Sat, 1 Aug 2015 03:17:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 USB Fan ,zero cost tominjose Hi guyz i found an awesome way to make an usb fan from junk to be frank i haven't spent money on it  so try it out its portable too im using this on laptop its very useful to me. by adding an battery on it you can carry with you Parts needed :-shown on below images this fan is given me unexpected...
By: tominjose

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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 02:06:27 PDT
Mains USB Charger... stevenarango   Having The Charger Next To my Night Table, The Cable Was Way Too Short!!! So I Found An Old Power Usb Adaptor .. Took the inside Out and Place them Inside a Project Box. Then i Got Hold of a Power  Cord. And a Switch Put  it All Together and Presto.. No more Leaning to one Side To Reach the iPh...
By: stevenarango

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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 19:20:47 PST
A portable charger for modern tablets jdege Years back, someone figured out that you could make an easy USB charger for cell phones, MP3 players, etc., out of a 9V battery and a Altoids tin. IIRC, the first plans I saw used a zener diode as a voltage regulator, but very quickly people found that you could pick up a LM7805 5V voltage regulator...
By: jdege

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Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:08:47 PST
Second portable usb charger That WORKS stevenarango hi all    after making my 1st usb charger just to find out that it worked for a few minutes and then the battery got really Hot this while unit was off... so i tried a few other things just to get to the same point. HOT Battery.......... This one cost me Ready for this??? a whole $1.00 Dollar and ...
By: stevenarango

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Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:30:18 PST
Portable USB Charger stevenarango well this is a DIY portable USB charger  for this you need  1    Female USB cord.    1   voltage  regulator 5V wires, solder, a small  box , a switch , and a Hot glue gun.    1   LED  1   Resistor 220 ohms, and   two 100 ohms Resistors Cut the USB cord you will see 4 wires ,one RED, one White/blue...
By: stevenarango

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Sat, 25 Jan 2014 23:56:38 PST
Diy waterproof usb housing modfi Very easy way to make your usb waterproof!!! Some soldering skills required! Take a old usb cable and cut off at desired length. Strip and solder all wires. Take your usb and open it . Take out the usb port with small cutter.(be careful with the board because damaged easily) Find a small container ...
By: modfi

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Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:21:53 PST
USB Dog Identification ctx1985 I sometimes worry about losing my dog. Even though he's microchipped and I keep a good eye on him, you never know, right? So I decided to add a little extra piece of ID just to give me piece of mind, if nothing else. What you'll need: -A computer with a word processing program -An old USB drive (w...
By: ctx1985

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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:49:19 PST
DIY USB Flash Drive + Card Reader shahbazali4u I had an old card 4GB SD card lying around for some time. I decided to make good use of it. 1) I bought a cheap 4 in 1 card Reader. 2) Open the plastic casing of the SD card as well as the card reader. 3) Permanently glue the SD chip into the card reader SD card slot 4) Put the cardreader inside its...
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Sun, 22 Dec 2013 02:24:22 PST
Altoids Tin USB Hub 2.0 sean_sylvester1 This is an update of my Altoids tin USB hub. I added a 5V green LED (available at radio shack) that lights up when it is plugged in. Make sure to check out my original project. -For those of you who have built the original project feel free to drill a hole in your tin and connect an LED to the unus...
By: sean_sylvester1

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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:02:12 PST
Huawei E220 external antenna +7db Asilay A quick and easy hack to boost the signal on a E220 modem. Parts required: Huawei E220 modem. Warrenty will be voided ;) Soldering Iron Wire Strippers Female SMA RF connector 7db omnidirectional magnetic base antenna with 3m cable (or what suits your price range). Mine was 200 Bucks. ($20)      ...
By: Asilay

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Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:22:04 PST
3D PRINT USB SHELL Pantagana In this exercise I had to use 3d printing technology. I toke my old broken USB as an inspiration and decided to make a new shell for it. I wanted the shell to be like an LEGO-brick. You can download the real LEGO-brick from the internet as an .stl file, but I wanted to make it myself to practice my...
By: Pantagana

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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 16:02:00 PDT
Nightstand USB Charging Station billgeo This is a quick and dirty instructable for a drawer USB charging station. This can be in your nightstand or beside your working desk or your lab bench (or all of them)... Tools: - Hacksaw - Screwdriver Materials: - Mains extension cord - Powered USB hub (with an at least 2 Amps PSU) - Various USB...
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 13:06:43 PDT
Hard Drive Protection Under $1 icebuck Hard Drive Protection: Free & Easy Cost: Next to Free Difficulty: Easy Step 1: + Gather the resources. + You will need:    a. The box that came with the hard drive.    b. Scissors & Tape    c. Blade Step 2: + Remove any plastic wrapping covering the hard drive. + This will avoid it from getting o...
By: icebuck

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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 06:11:36 PDT
my home made lego usb rint this is my lego usb  how you make it? let s read this: i got a creditcard usb a very smal and long usb stick (the size of a creditcard)  i took a knife and carved all the things inside the brick out. at the size of the usb stick. and than some 1 second glue inside the brick and wait till it s har...
By: rint

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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 11:24:27 PDT
Reattach a USB charging cable housing cover with sugru willschm How to re attach a separated piece of housing to a USB Charging cable. These steps will show how I used sugru to repair a USB charging cable. First we see the troublesome cable.  The housing has detached itself, which means some exposed circuitry, and no stress relief, so the wires are able to ben...
By: willschm

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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 21:32:28 PDT
SUGRU fixes usb wxh Using Sugru to fix USB storage card. it was a normal USB. Sugru makes a holder with a small hole on it so that we can take it with key ring.
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:03:21 PDT
USB Desktop PC Fan ncentrone INTRO In this instructable I'll explain you how simple is to make a cheap desktop fan from: - 1 12V PC Fan - 1 broken laptop mouse The result will be estetically nice. The fan will run at 5V: something less the half of the original rpm at the maximum voltage. The airflow won't mess your hair, but ...
By: ncentrone

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Sun, 30 Jun 2013 05:18:56 PDT
Double Altoids Solar Charger Sethaulton Hi! After returning from Active Duty training with the Air Force I wanted to build something that could charge my phone on the go and i always had wanted a Solar Charger so I decided to make one myself! (A small Disclaimer) I pretty much threw this little guy together in about a day and kinda forgo...
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Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:02:06 PDT
USB3 Express Card Power Fix el-jules This is a nice little helper for everyone trying to use an express card usb3 controller with bus powered harddisks. As sometimes the express card slot does not provide enough juice to run bus powered devices, and the solution provided by the manufacturer requieres an external supply from mains woul...
By: el-jules

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Thu, 16 May 2013 03:41:39 PDT
RFD (Removabe Flash Drive) Wallet SplinterNG I bought myself one of those metal clam-shell RFID wallets.  Good thing I got it cheap from Deal Extreme ( ), because it didn't really meet my expectations.  Just use keywords "aluminum wallet" and you'll find them in many styles for about $5 each. Before I got around to returning it, I came...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 18:57:01 PDT
Artistic USB LED CD Lamp SHS_PnE The materials needed for this project: 6 CDs 1.5 inch PVC pipe 3 t-joints 12 LEDS (of any colors, we used white, blue, and orange)  12 resistors 3 wire coat hangers solder soldering iron and stand electrical tape hot glue gun drill wire (red and black is used here) stereo wire It is good to first p...

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Tue, 2 Apr 2013 17:18:37 PDT
USB-ports in your car Kaj_s Why? I was tired of mucking about with cigarette lighter-adaptors, extension cords and power splitters, just to power my navigation system, dashcam and charging our mobile phones, which all run on USB power. Neither me nor my girlfriend smoke, so the ashtray in my car has had nothing to do since the...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:30:10 PDT
Bill's Stick Book (memory storage). imwilly My stick problem grew slowly. These things started to accumulate. And, I really had nowhere to keep them organised. My memory sticks that is. Then the thought occurred to me on seeing my wife using velcro in some of her sewing craft. 1. Find an old three ring binder not being used for anything el...
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Mon, 18 Mar 2013 13:16:11 PDT
The Charger, The Planter, and The MP3er AlbinoMoose308 This instructable is a tripleation and thus, it shall have three parts: **PART 1** I wanted to get some school credit(home schooled :D )  so I looked into Hydroponics and found this wonderful instructable that was perfect for me. Unfortunately I need tomatoes and the seedling won't fit in an egg ca...
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 07:50:16 PDT
Extending a USB lead Ian-in-GB I was short of a 3 metre USB lead, I had several 1.5 / 1.8 metre leads as simply joining them was not a very secure method as this was to be a permanent connection. Wrapping "duck tape" was an option but that usually turns messy after a while I then cameup with the idea of using heat shrink tube, th...
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Sun, 10 Mar 2013 10:15:44 PDT
Upgrade your Victorinox flash Pocket Knifeā€™s memory donytek A few years ago my wife purchased a “Victorinox Flash” pocket knife for me which included a 1 gig USB flash drive. Having a USB flash drive in a pocket knife was extremely cool, but over time the 1 gig capacity was insufficient for new larger file transport so I had been looking into upgrading the U...
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Fri, 1 Feb 2013 07:17:37 PST
Usb Butterfly Pin ccorrea3 Usb Butterfly Pin
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Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:10:39 PST
Foam Rubber Shark USB Flash Drive awesomecreations I wanted to make something practical and cool-looking to put a USB into, and I had a chunk of foam-rubber next to me. Why exactly I thought of making a shark - I have no idea. It still turned out okay though, and it can easily survive impact or being dropped.
By: awesomecreations

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Tue, 11 Dec 2012 07:44:43 PST
VW Beetle 8GB USB Flash Drive awesomecreations This is an album of photos of a Volkswagen beetle model (about 1:64 scale,) which I dismantled and handpainted with a toothpick to look like an abandoned beetle found and painted by hippies. After painting, sufficient grinding and matte laquer spray, I glued an 8 GB USB inside and glued the "chassis...
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Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:34:02 PST
Little USB radar ewout A little Usb mobile radar thingy I made from scrap parts, it can be powered on usb (500ma) on any computer. The motor and usb connector were saved from a dead all-in-one printer. The radar dish from a old mac computer and the transmitter from a microwave oven. Everthing else is custom made. Now we ...
By: ewout

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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:48:11 PST
steampunk Usb TheSteamTrunk just a stemapunk usbdrive i have puttogeather invloving   clock parts rivets nuts skews and   a straw   and of corse spray paint
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Sun, 11 Nov 2012 21:48:56 PST
how to make sound affects with your ipod nano www139 I already have a instructable about this subject but I made a video instruction to see it click this link also took a picture of my ipod nano (5th gen)
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Sat, 6 Oct 2012 07:38:07 PDT
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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:37:21 PDT
usb cord, Right side up? Canoeman Its very simple, probably covered before, but here goes.  are you tired of flipping around the USB connector, for different devices? Buy a Silver Sharpie   marker, and mark the either the flat side or the rounded side of the connector, so you can insert it with out thinking which way it goes in.  Ta...
By: Canoeman

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Thu, 6 Sep 2012 15:52:00 PDT
An USB Tape Gabrock This is my first DIY :) In May I lost my USB stick, so I decided to make one pretty, flashy, hard to miss and unique. I used a microsd reader and an old tape. As a precaution, not knowing how the tape originally work, I decided to remove the magnetic tape, I feared it  could demagnetize my pen. And...
By: Gabrock

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Sat, 1 Sep 2012 02:10:22 PDT
USB Shotgun Shell!!! Mahmoud Alaa this is an easy project to customize your own flash memory  or a USB stick to make it look like a shotgun shell  and make it more cool      and good looking , i found a shotgun shell in the street and i decided to make a cool project with it so i can recycle the shotgun shell , it is an easy project...
By: Mahmoud Alaa

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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 07:39:07 PDT
Solar-powered USB charger. TurboSnail This is basically a continuation of an already excellent project by haikuordie (original version here) to whom credit goes for the original idea. My version adds a different panel style, a series/parallel switch for the Solar panels and a different casing style. Please comment with questions and imp...
By: TurboSnail

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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 03:59:58 PDT
usb charger for ipod touch, iphone, ipad or anything with a usb chinya Hello there, I have been looking for a usb charger for my ipod touch until I went to walmart and found a solar charger. Enventually my little sister got it and droped it and it broke so i just dicided to get a Altoids mint can and i made a hole for the usb and for the charger (by the way the charger...
By: chinya

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Wed, 11 Jul 2012 01:53:32 PDT
Thumb Drive coolstuff14 How to make a "thumb" drive Supplies:   - Fake thumb from dollar store (you find them during Halloween)  - Flash drive  - Hot glue  Step #1 Make something to hold your thumb in  Step #2  Make something to hold flash drive in place in thumb Step #3  Fill the thumb with glue  Done!
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Sun, 3 Jun 2012 22:37:36 PDT
laptop cooling stand wizard4nh3 usb cooling stand if i had your printer it would have been better
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Sat, 2 Jun 2012 11:34:44 PDT
USBelt Noxia This is a project i made out of an old belt and some cloth. first of all you will need a belt. Either sow it on with cloth or if you can put it inside the belt go ahead and do that. you might want to sow it in a way so it doesnt fall out of its pocket. warning: be carefull because you dont want to b...
By: Noxia

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Tue, 22 May 2012 20:55:36 PDT
Lakerol USB charger from old Nokia batteries jweymarn Hi all! This is my version of the Portable USB Charger by "slipknot rules". Original found at Check his page for schematics, partslist and some good discussion in the comments. Check my pictures and the comments in them for what i learnt while ...
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Fri, 27 Apr 2012 04:29:05 PDT
USB Dust Plug - Leaf 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
Make a cheap USB hub light for your desktop dudleyjohn If you are a packrat geek like me, you probably have an old USB hub lying around. This instructable shows you how to put that old USB hub to use for just a few bucks. This pic shows what it looks like in action. I've designed this light to have its own power source, but it can also be run off the co...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 22:44:04 PST
USB water proof key chain pill bottle. officer.claptrap A simple USB weather protector. 1: You can buy the key chain pill container at most any drug store. 2:Open the container. 3: Use a mini thumb drive.Clip off the plastic loop on the drive.  4: Cut off a small part of Quick Steel, mix till it turns one color. 5: Be careful, the Quick steel will harden...
By: officer.claptrap

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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 11:53:01 PST
USB:- DC Motor Controller using PIC18F4550 (keyboard) ron.rakesh.mandal USB:- DC Motor Controller using PIC18f4550 (keyboard) Hello friends, Requirements USB DEMO interface Board L293D motor controller chip Schematic This a small project on controlling D.C motor with USB pic18f4550 interface board with L293D motor Driver. A small application ...
By: ron.rakesh.mandal

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Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:02:21 PST
Fixing xbox 360 charge and play cable!! simple! IIwootII hey everyone been a long time! well im back! WooT! this is a quick simple fix for your cable mine was broken where just about everyone's is broken at. i basiclly just felt for the break and cut a little ahead of it. spliced the cables and just connected the red and black and the shield that covers a...
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Mon, 2 Jan 2012 23:33:30 PST
usb cell phone ham91185 i like to tinker with computer stuff and anything electronic so i decided to take apart an old cell phone and give it a new purpose i took 4 flash drives and mounted them in the slide part of the phone and jbwelded them in so its more of a permanent thing materials:  two 4gig flash drives two 2gig...
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Sun, 25 Dec 2011 12:05:00 PST
Portable 9v USB Charger astrickland1 how to build a portable charger. Does not work with iPod touch or iPhone materials -1x 150ohm resistor (optional) -1x toggle switch (optional) -1x LED (optional) -1x7805 voltage regulator (required) -1x 9v battery clips (required) -1x female usb connector (required) solder (required) soldering iron ...
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Sat, 29 Oct 2011 17:57:43 PDT
Hack a Bench Power Supply and Multi-Charger from an old PC Power Supply zapskate for one thing i wanted a BENCH POWER SUPPLY but didn't want to pay $40 dollars at radio shack for one. second i was sick of having so many chargers that i had to take with me everywhere i went for more than 24 hours, trips, vacations, family visits, etc. so i decided to build them both in one and w...
By: zapskate

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Wed, 26 Oct 2011 00:00:27 PDT