Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - usb - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:06:08 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mini Cow Speaker USB Rechargable http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-Cow-Speaker-USB-Rechargable/
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By: MilesA

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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 18:20:27 PDT
Helix Spiral Lolly stick Lamp (USB powered) http://www.instructables.com/id/Helix-Spiral-Lolly-stick-Lamp-USB-powered/
Helix Spiral Lolly stick Lamp (USB powered) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/N0OM/I7MXUGTA/F36N0OMI7MXUGTA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/N0OM/I7MXUGTA/F36N0OMI7MXUGTA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F36/N0OM/I7MXUGTA/F36N0OMI7MXUGTA.SMALL.jpg Cairdy Crafts Welcome to another project from Cairdy Crafts!This week, we're turning a pile of lolly sticks, 9 LEDs and an old USB cable into a Helix Spiral lolly stick lamp!Check out the video for the video guide and read on for the step by step instructions!Cost Lolly sticks ~£3Old USB cable (free)LEDs (~50p)Ho...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:32:25 PDT
DIY Mini AMPLFY Bluetooth, SolarPowered, Iphone Charging Speakers! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-AMPLFY-Bluetooth-SolarPowered-Iphone-Char/
DIY Mini AMPLFY Bluetooth, SolarPowered, Iphone Charging Speakers! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/KO76/I7MXQHKX/F30KO76I7MXQHKX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/KO76/I7MXQHKX/F30KO76I7MXQHKX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F30/KO76/I7MXQHKX/F30KO76I7MXQHKX.SMALL.jpg Baclair The Speakers that have it all!Today, I will be going through how to make your very own mini AMPLFY portable Bluetooth Speaker from Scratch!!This is the most powerful, convenient and best-looking speaker I have made to date and now you can make it too!This speaker is IDEAL for taking to the beach or ...
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:12:31 PDT
Automatic Tea Maker http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Tea-Maker/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:29:50 PDT
How to stream the solar eclipse to a website with a USB webcam (C# source code) - 20th March, 2015 http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-stream-the-solar-eclipse-to-a-website-with-/
How to stream the solar eclipse to a website with a USB webcam (C# source code) - 20th March, 2015 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/8YKG/I7GS0B5J/FLQ8YKGI7GS0B5J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/8YKG/I7GS0B5J/FLQ8YKGI7GS0B5J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLQ/8YKG/I7GS0B5J/FLQ8YKGI7GS0B5J.SMALL.jpg kayaanpatil C# source code for streaming camera image to websites - not just on 20 March 2015!This article demonstrates how to watch the solar eclipse safely on the 20th of March on your PC by using a simple USB webcamera. It is a C#-based solution that allows you to stream the image of your USB web camera to a...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 01:36:03 PDT
Coco-Mic --- The DIY Studio Quailty USB Mic (MEMS technology) http://www.instructables.com/id/Coco-Mic-The-DIY-Studio-Quailty-USB-Mic-MEMS-techn/
Coco-Mic --- The DIY Studio Quailty USB Mic (MEMS technology) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/4JL5/I7HG653Y/FE64JL5I7HG653Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/4JL5/I7HG653Y/FE64JL5I7HG653Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/4JL5/I7HG653Y/FE64JL5I7HG653Y.SMALL.jpg Chitlange Sahas Hello Instructabler's , Sahas here. Do you want to record your audio files like a pro? Probably you would love to... Well... in fact everyone loves to. Today your wishes will come true. Presented here is the Coco-Mic - Which not only records quality audio but also "MEETS THE EYE" . This awesome pie...
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Fri, 20 Mar 2015 03:44:48 PDT
Ultimate ToolBox http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-ToolBox/
Ultimate ToolBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QAYC/I7CCC2RF/FXDQAYCI7CCC2RF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QAYC/I7CCC2RF/FXDQAYCI7CCC2RF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXD/QAYC/I7CCC2RF/FXDQAYCI7CCC2RF.SMALL.jpg VeXX MacDread hello, everyone!!!I have been postponing posting an instructable for years and now here it is! my very own bluetooth enabled site radio/toolbox!!!have you ever been at work and:- your phone battery dies?- your e-cig battery dies?- your site radio does not give you much options of music or battery li...
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:24:42 PDT
Flash Drive Steampunk style! http://www.instructables.com/id/Flash-Drive-Steampunk-style/
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Mon, 16 Mar 2015 04:25:12 PDT
1st 9v Battery that can be recharged from a USB Port http://www.instructables.com/id/1st-9v-Battery-that-can-be-recharged-from-a-USB-Po/
1st 9v Battery that can be recharged from a USB Port - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/C2M1/I6ZTFSJ6/F6MC2M1I6ZTFSJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/C2M1/I6ZTFSJ6/F6MC2M1I6ZTFSJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6M/C2M1/I6ZTFSJ6/F6MC2M1I6ZTFSJ6.SMALL.jpg Imetomi The 9v batteries are very often used in electronics, example: programmable circuits, robots and etc... But they have a very huge problem, theirs capacity is low and the rechargeable 9v batteries needs at least 9.5v to charge them up. I thought much time about this project because would be an importa...
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:32:50 PDT
Morse Code key connect with computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Morse-Code-key-connect-with-computer/
Morse Code key connect with computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/R0Z9/I71QCK0F/FFNR0Z9I71QCK0F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/R0Z9/I71QCK0F/FFNR0Z9I71QCK0F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFN/R0Z9/I71QCK0F/FFNR0Z9I71QCK0F.SMALL.jpg alanshiu This is my 1st project, the Morse Code key connect with computer via USB Beginning Prepared a computer mouse and open the case, remove the circuit board from mouse. Cover the LED Use paper and tape to cover the LED on the circuit board to block the light signal transmitt to control IC. Sol...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:00:30 PDT
Pocket USB Emergency Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-USB-Emergency-Charger/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 07:53:50 PDT
Arduino Micro USB OTG http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Micro-USB-OTG/
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Wed, 4 Mar 2015 22:53:21 PST
DIY Portable Solar Powerbank (w/ 110v Outlets & USB Ports) http://www.instructables.com/id/SlimPanel/
DIY Portable Solar Powerbank (w/ 110v Outlets & USB Ports) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAP/K64K/I72P71MZ/FAPK64KI72P71MZ.SMALL.jpg ASCAS This week we are building SlimPanel, an intelligent all-in-one solution for portable solar energy production. SlimPanel has all the needed components inside a portable 1 inch enclosure. Basically it's a huge but portable powerbank that can power 220v/110v appliances and USB devices. It uses an Ardui...
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 10:01:26 PST
Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Dual-Axis-Solar-Tracker/
Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/KSFT/I6QD6BUH/FOQKSFTI6QD6BUH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/KSFT/I6QD6BUH/FOQKSFTI6QD6BUH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOQ/KSFT/I6QD6BUH/FOQKSFTI6QD6BUH.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman En español.We at BrownDogGadgets.com love using solar energy with our electronics projects. For the most part it's extremely easy to work into small, low voltage, projects. One frequent question we get from students and hobbyists is "How can I make a solar tracker?"Thats a great question and an ev...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 22:38:02 PST
Recover Exhaust Energy http://www.instructables.com/id/Recover-Exhaust-Energy/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:31:30 PST
Flame Controlled MIDI Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Flame-Controlled-MIDI-Controller/
Flame Controlled MIDI Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/TFRU/I6QD1WP4/F98TFRUI6QD1WP4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/TFRU/I6QD1WP4/F98TFRUI6QD1WP4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/TFRU/I6QD1WP4/F98TFRUI6QD1WP4.SMALL.jpg bergerab One huge issue in the world of digital music production is keeping that analog warmth (that resonated from reel-to-reel systems and tubes) in modern day digital music. Many swear that analog systems have a sound that can never be replicated by bits, and hope is lost for digital music to match that a...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 14:10:15 PST
cheap USB slotcar timer interface http://www.instructables.com/id/cheap-USB-slotcar-timer-interface/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:40:16 PST
Up-Cycle a Vintage Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Up-Cycle-a-Vintage-Flashlight/
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Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:34:20 PST
USB Power Socket in the Car http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Power-Socket-in-the-Car/
USB Power Socket in the Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/EMJX/I6J7V9B2/FEHEMJXI6J7V9B2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/EMJX/I6J7V9B2/FEHEMJXI6J7V9B2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEH/EMJX/I6J7V9B2/FEHEMJXI6J7V9B2.SMALL.jpg rehanch Though there is always an option of 12 volt adapters for vehicles to be used in cigarette lighter for charging mobiles n tabs but just for a better look I decided to create a USB power socket for my car. Disassemble USB 12V car charger for mobile. I disassembled a 12V USB car charger with 1amp an...
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:47:20 PST
USB Power from Drill's Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Power-from-Drills-Battery/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:21:58 PST
Ammo Box Waterproof Stereo http://www.instructables.com/id/Ammo-Box-Waterproof-Radio/
Ammo Box Waterproof Stereo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/0VDH/I60069O2/FNM0VDHI60069O2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/0VDH/I60069O2/FNM0VDHI60069O2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNM/0VDH/I60069O2/FNM0VDHI60069O2.SMALL.jpg jmyler I really wish that I would have thought to take more pictures as I was making this thing but of course I didn't think about it until after the fact. Anyway, as they say, necessity is the mother of invention which I suppose applies here. During the summer my friends and I love to do anything outdoors...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:59:51 PST
Steampunk Zoetrope with USB Chargers http://www.instructables.com/id/Steampunk-Zoetrope-with-USB-Chargers/
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 20:46:28 PST
Origami LED Light Lamp USB http://www.instructables.com/id/Origami-LED-Light-Lamp-USB/
Origami LED Light Lamp USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/4WEF/I5UXBBS4/FNJ4WEFI5UXBBS4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/4WEF/I5UXBBS4/FNJ4WEFI5UXBBS4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNJ/4WEF/I5UXBBS4/FNJ4WEFI5UXBBS4.SMALL.jpg Engineer of None Everybody know this laptop led light they are very useful when using a computer but in terms of a decorative and personalize piece they don't say much, so why not customize your own.In this video I give you a idea to change that by using a origami flower. Watch the video Watch the video and see h...
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Sat, 7 Feb 2015 14:12:04 PST
$9 Solar, Wind and Hydro turbine (on your faucet) powered USB charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Wind-and-Hydro-on-your-faucet-turbine-powere/
$9 Solar, Wind and Hydro turbine (on your faucet) powered USB charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDH/PV5I/I5THTYOG/FDHPV5II5THTYOG.SMALL.jpg Imetomi In our world the rechargeabale gadgets have a very important role, but their batteries have a very low capacity, so they discharge fast. In this instructable I gonna show you how to build a USB device charger, that is powered by a solar panel or a wind/hydro turbine. It contains a rechargeable power...
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Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:06:26 PST
Towel Rack Safe http://www.instructables.com/id/Towel-Rack-Safe/
Towel Rack Safe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/0YTA/I4UNR7PT/FRY0YTAI4UNR7PT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/0YTA/I4UNR7PT/FRY0YTAI4UNR7PT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRY/0YTA/I4UNR7PT/FRY0YTAI4UNR7PT.SMALL.jpg ezman Introduction Here is an simple safe to hide and protect your small, but important valuables i.e. Money, Safety Deposit Box Key, Flash Drives, etc. It is hidden but in plain view, easy to access and probably the last place anyone is going to look for what you are keeping out of sight. Most bathroo...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:15:32 PST
The Ultimate in USB drive protection http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-in-USB-drive-protection/
The Ultimate in USB drive protection - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/DP5O/I4SCOUTO/FHVDP5OI4SCOUTO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/DP5O/I4SCOUTO/FHVDP5OI4SCOUTO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHV/DP5O/I4SCOUTO/FHVDP5OI4SCOUTO.SMALL.jpg Trasky It's a solid wooden box that holds a USB stick. It is 4x4x10cm big plus the locks. the locks are a combination lock on top, and a chain that wraps around for a padlock to attach to. Tools and Materials Materials;One cheap bicycle lock (Combo),One 4x4cm piece of wood, at least 10cm long,One USB dr...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 20:23:23 PST
Stay warm this winter: CPU Hand Warmer http://www.instructables.com/id/Stay-warm-this-winter-CPU-Hand-Warmer/
Stay warm this winter: CPU Hand Warmer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/KQ8C/I59R5T9D/FNIKQ8CI59R5T9D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/KQ8C/I59R5T9D/FNIKQ8CI59R5T9D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNI/KQ8C/I59R5T9D/FNIKQ8CI59R5T9D.SMALL.jpg GreatScottLab In this small project I will show you how I repurposed an old AMD CPU to create a small, light and easy to use electric hand warmer. With the help of a small portable power bank this gadget can warm you up for around 2 and a half hours and can easily reach temperatures up to 60 degrees celcius. W...
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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:26:46 PST
Human Powered Phone charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Charging-USB-devices-using-your-muscle-power-Charg/
Human Powered Phone charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/FAMB/I55MZ4IK/FC1FAMBI55MZ4IK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/FAMB/I55MZ4IK/FC1FAMBI55MZ4IK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/FAMB/I55MZ4IK/FC1FAMBI55MZ4IK.SMALL.jpg Ganesh Selvaraj Mobile phones / Tablets have become an integral part of our life. One big hustle which every mobile user faces is charging the device. Well if you have a power source like AC wall supply or batteries lying around then it is easy but what if you are stuck in a place where there is no power source, li...
By: Ganesh Selvaraj

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Sun, 4 Jan 2015 11:21:04 PST
21st Century Bed http://www.instructables.com/id/21st-Century-Bed/
21st Century Bed - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/90UQ/I53I383Y/FY690UQI53I383Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/90UQ/I53I383Y/FY690UQI53I383Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY6/90UQ/I53I383Y/FY690UQI53I383Y.SMALL.jpg mscharch This bed is a traditional design with some very un-traditional functionality. The Hidden LED lighting in the crown molding are obvious, but the 6 USB ports on the top shelf and sides of the head board are built into its frame and unless a charging cable is inserted you would probably not notice the...
By: mscharch

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:01:16 PST
Solar Power Bank with salvaged 18650 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Power-Bank-with-salvaged-18650/
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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:29:32 PST
Make a Personalized USB http://www.instructables.com/id/Gift-a-Personalized-USB/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 12:03:51 PST
How to make USB OTG cable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-USB-OTG-cable/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:57:11 PST
Power Stacker: Stackable USB Rechargeable Battery System http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-Stacker-Stackable-USB-Rechargeable-Battery-S/
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Mon, 8 Dec 2014 15:06:18 PST
No Power? No Problem! http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Power-No-Problem/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 20:38:13 PST
Keyring Charging Cable (1 minute, no cost [except the cable]) http://www.instructables.com/id/Keyring-Charging-Cable-1-minute-no-cost-except-the/
Keyring Charging Cable (1 minute, no cost [except the cable]) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/7XLB/I27GTWSG/FSC7XLBI27GTWSG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/7XLB/I27GTWSG/FSC7XLBI27GTWSG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSC/7XLB/I27GTWSG/FSC7XLBI27GTWSG.SMALL.jpg confu Today I stumbled upon this clever idea on indiegogo.com:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/incharge-the-sm...First thought, as always: "Wow, why didn´t I came up with this idea?"Simple, clever, cheap and really solves some (first world) problems. So if you like it, please support those guys.Second t...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:41:58 PST
DIY USB DJ Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-DJ-Controller/
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Tue, 4 Nov 2014 08:45:30 PST
Build a hidden Qi wireless phone charger! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-a-hidden-Qi-wireless-phone-charger/
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:01:46 PST
12 Volt Travelmate - A Cooler That Provides Storage And Power http://www.instructables.com/id/12-Volt-Travelmate-A-Cooler-That-Provides-Storage-/
12 Volt Travelmate - A Cooler That Provides Storage And Power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/Q1BD/I1MQAYVW/F1WQ1BDI1MQAYVW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/Q1BD/I1MQAYVW/F1WQ1BDI1MQAYVW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/Q1BD/I1MQAYVW/F1WQ1BDI1MQAYVW.SMALL.jpg miskie As can be seen from my profile info to the right, I deliver mail for a living along the back roads of a small Massachusetts town. Its a good job, quiet, and most of the time I'm alone with my thoughts - which is where most of my ideas come from. Anyway - I spend most of my time on the road in a typi...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:40:18 PDT
GNK-USB Power Droid http://www.instructables.com/id/GNK-USB-Power-Droid/
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:36:50 PDT
Secret Usb Highlighter http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-Usb-Highlighter/
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By: bensley

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Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:09:00 PDT
Glowing Steampunk Flash Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Glowing-Steampunk-Flash-Drive/
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Sat, 18 Oct 2014 15:02:51 PDT
USB Stick Lost-and-Found http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Stick-Lost-and-Found/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:23:46 PDT
Solar Science Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Science-Station/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:17:03 PDT
30 minute projects: Über-modified arduino board (arduino keychain) http://www.instructables.com/id/30-minute-projects-Über-modified-arduino-board-ard/
30 minute projects: Über-modified arduino board (arduino keychain) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XSWG/I0VORVW2/FDWXSWGI0VORVW2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XSWG/I0VORVW2/FDWXSWGI0VORVW2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDW/XSWG/I0VORVW2/FDWXSWGI0VORVW2.SMALL.jpg pocholox8 Here's another quick project you can do in 30 minutes! I found it such a hassle to keep unplugging and plugging the printer cable (aka: the cable used on arduinos) and since the printer was always used, programming wasn't easy. so i came up with a solution: What if i change the usb port into somethi...
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Mon, 6 Oct 2014 01:14:39 PDT
Turn any printer into a wireless printer with a Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-any-printer-into-a-wireless-printer-with-a-Ra/
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Fri, 5 Sep 2014 13:53:24 PDT
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
(More Than) Fix Exposed Cable Wiring for Someone You Love with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/More-Than-Fix-Exposed-Cable-Wiring-for-Someone-You/
(More Than) Fix Exposed Cable Wiring for Someone You Love with Sugru - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/P535/I0HYOPUJ/FYDP535I0HYOPUJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/P535/I0HYOPUJ/FYDP535I0HYOPUJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYD/P535/I0HYOPUJ/FYDP535I0HYOPUJ.SMALL.jpg cathychen Need help saying "I love you" to someone but don't want to go about the traditional way? (Talking is overrated, they say. I tend to agree.) What better way than to fix their broken USB cable, which has dangerous exposed wiring, and deliver that special message at the same time! Pick a Sugru Color ...
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:59:24 PDT
Glove Box Gadget Mini Cellphone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Glove-Box-Gadget-Mini-Cellphone-Charger/
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:26:00 PDT
Fix Your Broken USB with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Your-Broken-USB-with-Sugru/
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:14:46 PDT
Portable Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Solar-USB-Charger/
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:31:11 PDT