Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - usb - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 21 Oct 2014 00:13:04 PDT BLOX v1.01 Top secret: Control a hidden usb port with a magnet! http://www.instructables.com/id/Top-secret-Control-a-hidden-usb-port-with-a-magnet/
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 07:42:39 PDT
How to make a USB no-data charger cable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-USB-no-data-charger-cable/
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:20:57 PDT
Hack together a powerful pocket USB charger. (6.6 amp hour battery) http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-together-a-powerful-pocket-USB-charger-66-amp/
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:11:58 PDT
Chewing Gum USB !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chewing-Gum-USB-/
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Fri, 19 Sep 2008 12:46:07 PDT
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
Solar USB Charger 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-20-21/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:12:05 PST
Make a Live USB to boot from a USB drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Live-USB-to-boot-from-a-USB-drive/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 19:44:39 PDT
DIY Lego USB Flashdrive http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Lego-USB-Flashdrive/
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Thu, 3 Jul 2014 01:00:35 PDT
Acorn Electron USB keyboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Acorn-Electron-USB-keyboard/
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Sun, 22 Jun 2014 09:14:26 PDT
Cordless tool battery to USB charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Cordless-tool-battery-to-USB-charger/
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Sat, 17 May 2014 15:56:35 PDT
Affordable Keyboard Encoder and Divekick Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Affordable-Keyboard-Encoder-and-Divekick-Controlle/
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Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:25:26 PST
Secret Keyboard Hack! http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Keyboard-Hack/
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:28:44 PST
Lithium Heavy Duty Solar USB Charger 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Lithium-Heavy-Duty-Solar-USB-Charger-20/
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:06:48 PST
DIY Portable USB Solar Charger ($20 - 4 Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-USB-Solar-Charger-20-4-Ports/
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 23:51:14 PDT
Create a USB Dead Drop in Nature http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-USB-Dead-Drop-in-Nature/
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Tue, 25 Jun 2013 03:46:23 PDT
MixDrive: USB Cassette Tapes Made Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/MixDrive-USB-Cassette-Tapes-Made-Easy/
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Fri, 2 Jul 2010 12:03:25 PDT
Ice Cube-Unread Email Counter http://www.instructables.com/id/Ice-Cube-Unread-Email-Counter/
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Thu, 6 Jun 2013 10:09:44 PDT
The Penetoaster (A penetration testing platform / hidden emulator vault) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Penetoaster-A-penetration-testing-platform-/
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Tue, 23 Apr 2013 23:36:09 PDT
Skull USB Memory Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Skull-USB-Memory-Stick/
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Sun, 21 Apr 2013 14:09:58 PDT
The Indestructible USB Containment Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Indestructible-USB-Containment-Unit/
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 17:27:05 PDT
USB made from recycled wood http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-made-from-recycled-wood/
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Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:49:45 PDT
Prank/Secret Storage - iPhone USB Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/PrankSecret-USB-iPhone-Cable-Storage/
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Mon, 11 Mar 2013 01:15:02 PDT
The Smallest USB LED http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Smallest-USB-LED/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2008 18:41:21 PDT
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
Decopunk USB lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Decopunk-USB-lamp/
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Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:20:13 PST
Combination Lock USB Memory Stick http://www.instructables.com/id/Combination-Lock-USB-Memory-Stick/
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Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:34:55 PDT
Mouse with USB port (optional internal drive) http://www.instructables.com/id/Mouse-with-USB-port-optional-internal-drive/
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Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:45:54 PDT
The PANIC Button http://www.instructables.com/id/The-PANIC-Button/
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Fri, 28 Sep 2012 05:24:23 PDT
Use a guitar pedal to send mouse events to your PC over USB http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-a-guitar-pedal-to-send-mouse-events-to-your-PC/
Use a guitar pedal to send mouse events to your PC over USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/H442/H742Z22S/FITH442H742Z22S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/H442/H742Z22S/FITH442H742Z22S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIT/H442/H742Z22S/FITH442H742Z22S.SMALL.jpg HandmadeByDroids In this instructable, I'll explain how I used a guitar pedal as a footswitch to send mouse events over USB. I needed a durable, reliable foot switch that I could use to send signals to my PC. Ideally, I wanted the switch to be mapped to a mouse event or a keyboard shortcut. I'll show you how I acco...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 16:21:36 PDT
USB Blinky http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Blinky/
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Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:25:13 PDT
How To Make A USB Cable Flash Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-USB-Cable-Flash-Drive/
How To Make A USB Cable Flash Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/N5JH/H703ZUSM/FQTN5JHH703ZUSM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/N5JH/H703ZUSM/FQTN5JHH703ZUSM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQT/N5JH/H703ZUSM/FQTN5JHH703ZUSM.SMALL.jpg Mahmoud Alaa You open your bag in silence and pull out your laptop and grab a USB cable and people look to you surprised  and say " What does he think hi€™s going to do with that USB cable?!!" You plug it in your laptop and continue on with your work. If you are bored and would like to change the appearance o...
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Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:37:44 PDT
Protect your iPhone / iPod sync cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Protectect-your-iPhone-iPod-sync-cable/
Protect your iPhone / iPod sync cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/1XC5/H6WG6TSO/F741XC5H6WG6TSO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/1XC5/H6WG6TSO/F741XC5H6WG6TSO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F74/1XC5/H6WG6TSO/F741XC5H6WG6TSO.SMALL.jpg ornevo You know sometimes we have destroyed our precious iPhone cable? No More! What do you need? 1. IPhone cable 2. Simple Pen Now what? Break the pen and remove the spring from it. The spring has to be rotated around the cable connections area . you must to rotate the spring to the end to creat...
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Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:44:35 PDT
External USB audio card with optical S/PDIF POF interface http://www.instructables.com/id/External-USB-audio-card-with-optical-SPDIF-POF-in/
External USB audio card with optical S/PDIF POF interface - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/3N5A/H6734UJZ/FH63N5AH6734UJZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/3N5A/H6734UJZ/FH63N5AH6734UJZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH6/3N5A/H6734UJZ/FH63N5AH6734UJZ.SMALL.jpg Milen The purpose of the project was to create an external USB audio card, which could be able to: 1) serve as usual external USB audio card with headphone/line output and audio line input 2) can transmit the digital audio data at relatively long distance (20m -100m) 3) can receive and process the digital...
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:49:44 PDT
Making a 9v battery usb flash / pen drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-9v-battery-usb-flash-pen-drive/
Making a 9v battery usb flash / pen drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/4BLA/H672WSBP/FRT4BLAH672WSBP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/4BLA/H672WSBP/FRT4BLAH672WSBP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRT/4BLA/H672WSBP/FRT4BLAH672WSBP.SMALL.jpg audioguy666 I started off wanting to make a weird flash drive.  This was not it. This came to me as I was looking through electrical junk I have laying around.    Basically I gutted a 9v battery and glued in a flash drive.  The whole thing took about 10 mins tops. Parts list: Dead 9v battery (brand of cho...
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Thu, 23 Aug 2012 20:47:23 PDT
The Nosey USB-Sheep http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Nosey-USB-Sheep/
The Nosey USB-Sheep - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/TG9R/H5R9EE3B/FBATG9RH5R9EE3B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/TG9R/H5R9EE3B/FBATG9RH5R9EE3B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBA/TG9R/H5R9EE3B/FBATG9RH5R9EE3B.SMALL.jpg dtextor I made this little USB-Sheep as a gift for my girlfriend. It's easy to build and looks very cute when hanging from a desktop or laptop usb slot. It will definitely raise some attention in your office. ------------------------------------- Material: 1 stuffed animal (I used a Nicci keychain sheep) 1 ...
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Mon, 13 Aug 2012 06:52:39 PDT
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
DIY: Teak USB drive http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Teak-USB-drive/
DIY: Teak USB drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6EUV/H2TIQ96C/FPW6EUVH2TIQ96C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6EUV/H2TIQ96C/FPW6EUVH2TIQ96C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPW/6EUV/H2TIQ96C/FPW6EUVH2TIQ96C.SMALL.jpg desertsniper I have had this 1G usb drive around for a while and the enclosure had broken, So I made my own wooden enclosure! Materials wood (teak) USB drive foam padding two part epoxy wood glue sand paper Tools table saw belt sander drill/ drill press clamps raz...
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 08:18:34 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
Gigabeetle (dead drop beetle) http://www.instructables.com/id/Gigabeetle-dead-drop-beetle/
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Sun, 10 Jun 2012 18:53:10 PDT
Universal USB Power Supply Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-USB-Power-Supply-Kit/
Universal USB Power Supply Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/0V89/H1ZG78JM/FSI0V89H1ZG78JM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/0V89/H1ZG78JM/FSI0V89H1ZG78JM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/0V89/H1ZG78JM/FSI0V89H1ZG78JM.SMALL.jpg mpilchfamily As a hacker and a maker i have many old rechargeable batteries, AC Adapters (wall warts) and other sources of DC power lying around the shop. It occurred to me that most hackers and makers like myself have a hard time throwing out wall warts and good rechargeable batteries.  Since the world is full ...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 15:51:37 PDT
USB Flash Drive Bracelet http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Flash-Drive-Bracelet/
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Sun, 13 May 2012 04:45:52 PDT
Build a Discreet USB Air Conditioner with a Brita Pitcher http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-Discreet-USB-Air-Conditioner-with-a-Brita-/
Build a Discreet USB Air Conditioner with a Brita Pitcher - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/3WR5/GERP19T7/FYA3WR5GERP19T7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/3WR5/GERP19T7/FYA3WR5GERP19T7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYA/3WR5/GERP19T7/FYA3WR5GERP19T7.SMALL.jpg imjasonc Last summer, the office AC stopped working. This is Los Angeles and outside temperatures were over 100 degrees. I had to do something to cope with the heat. Then I had an Eureka moment. I can make my own AC unit. But the problem was how can I use a homemade ice powered AC unit without looking like a...
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Mon, 4 Oct 2010 04:23:33 PDT
Double-ended USB flash drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Double-ended-USB-flash-drive/
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Mon, 23 Apr 2012 10:23:53 PDT
Multi Purpose USB Power Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-Purpose-USB-Power-Adapter/
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 09:29:42 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
USB Charger from Makita batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Charger-from-Makita-batteries/
USB Charger from Makita batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/FA9Z/HCV923UI/F1HFA9ZHCV923UI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/FA9Z/HCV923UI/F1HFA9ZHCV923UI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1H/FA9Z/HCV923UI/F1HFA9ZHCV923UI.SMALL.jpg cbdave Having the power go out a few times this year for over a day or more at a time left me without a way to charge portable electronics, iphone etc. Besides running out to the truck (to use the 12v port) in the middle of a storm I wanted to see if I could use the batteries from my power tools to charge ...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 04:10:18 PDT
Wooden thumb drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-thumb-drive/
Wooden thumb drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/YJBX/GZACIY28/F6ZYJBXGZACIY28.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/YJBX/GZACIY28/F6ZYJBXGZACIY28.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Z/YJBX/GZACIY28/F6ZYJBXGZACIY28.SMALL.jpg Samuel Bernier I had to design a small serie of USB for a design conference in Montreal and here was one of my concepts. Iron + adhesive veneer First, remove the plastic shell of your old USB. Cut the shape you want in the adhesive veneer sheet. Put the USB drive in between the two sheets. Sticky sides ...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 09:55:36 PST
Swiss Army Knife + USB Flash Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Swiss-Army-Knife-USB-Flash-Drive/
Swiss Army Knife + USB Flash Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/TBMX/GZACJ2M4/FK8TBMXGZACJ2M4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/TBMX/GZACJ2M4/FK8TBMXGZACJ2M4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK8/TBMX/GZACJ2M4/FK8TBMXGZACJ2M4.SMALL.jpg dr_weidinger It just so happens that the Victorinox Adventurer Swiss Army knife and the Verbatim Tuff n' Tiny USB flash drive fit together perfectly. With some grinding.  Materials: -Victorinox Adventurer Swiss Army knife, or similar  -Verbatim Tuff n' Tiny USB flash drive -angle grinder with metal cutting di...
By: dr_weidinger

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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 18:29:49 PST
USB Stick Hub Mint Box (USB SHMB) http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Stick-Hub-Mint-Box-USB-SHMB/
USB Stick Hub Mint Box (USB SHMB) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/WVK7/GYQFHTXS/FW1WVK7GYQFHTXS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/WVK7/GYQFHTXS/FW1WVK7GYQFHTXS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW1/WVK7/GYQFHTXS/FW1WVK7GYQFHTXS.SMALL.jpg pcfan Hello you all, This is my first instructable, and I'm from Holland, so be gentle with me. With that out, it seems a standard part of every ible... What we will be making in this instructable is a USB Stick Hub Mint Box, I named it that because well... There are four USB Sticks, a USB Hub, and it s...
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Sat, 18 Feb 2012 14:00:40 PST
Hack that holy USB cable! http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-that-holy-USB-cable/
Hack that holy USB cable! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/7YI1/GYKQ5IFE/FXN7YI1GYKQ5IFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/7YI1/GYKQ5IFE/FXN7YI1GYKQ5IFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXN/7YI1/GYKQ5IFE/FXN7YI1GYKQ5IFE.SMALL.jpg contrechoc This instructable is showing how to use the power of the USB PORT of the computer or laptop instead of batteries. Lots of gadgets are made for the USB PORT nowadays, lamps, ventilators and small vacuum cleaners. Why don't you try to make something funny yourself, using the USB? This instructable v...
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Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:36:48 PST