Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - usb - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 5 Mar 2015 02:59:36 PST BLOX v1.01 Simple Dual Axis Solar Tracker http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Dual-Axis-Solar-Tracker/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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/
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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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By: Moonlight Maker

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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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By: JoshuaZimmerman

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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/
Turn any printer into a wireless printer with a Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/C74D/HZPDYYWA/FZHC74DHZPDYYWA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/C74D/HZPDYYWA/FZHC74DHZPDYYWA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZH/C74D/HZPDYYWA/FZHC74DHZPDYYWA.SMALL.jpg Bartboy Once you've bought a wireless printer, you never want to go back to the dark days of having to plug in all the time. But good wireless printers are expensive, and many routers that let you make network printers out of USB ones don't necessarily do all the driver-work for you.With a $25 RPi Model A, ...
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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/
Top secret: Control a hidden usb port with a magnet! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/SPDL/I0VOOM5O/FX7SPDLI0VOOM5O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/SPDL/I0VOOM5O/FX7SPDLI0VOOM5O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX7/SPDL/I0VOOM5O/FX7SPDLI0VOOM5O.SMALL.jpg pocholox8 Here's a Great 30 minute project for you nerds who secretly turn out to be budding spies or probably already are one.Use this device instead of that lame old "invisible folder" trick that people can easily find. Use it to hide and store your plans on..... Worldwide infestation of a new breed of viru...
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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/
Glove Box Gadget Mini Cellphone Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/4CBL/I0HZ2HAE/FQQ4CBLI0HZ2HAE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/4CBL/I0HZ2HAE/FQQ4CBLI0HZ2HAE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/4CBL/I0HZ2HAE/FQQ4CBLI0HZ2HAE.SMALL.jpg mp 15-22 Here's a instructible I put together that is very handy and portable. Also going to post it to the contest glovebox gadgets because that's where I keep mine for emergency. If I forget to plug my phone in while on the road and I have to stop in somewhere for awhile I'll take it and my cable drop the ...
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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/
Fix Your Broken USB with Sugru - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/4F2J/I0HYQ2GG/FNP4F2JI0HYQ2GG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/4F2J/I0HYQ2GG/FNP4F2JI0HYQ2GG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/4F2J/I0HYQ2GG/FNP4F2JI0HYQ2GG.SMALL.jpg cathychen I'm sure I'm not alone in having this problem: the USB that you've been carrying around for the past eight years, which has all your files (even the ones you've forgotten about), is now in pieces. Well, two pieces to be exact. The actual SD card has slipped out of the metal casing that allows it to ...
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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/
Portable Solar USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQF/CGE4/I09LTDI2/FQFCGE4I09LTDI2.SMALL.jpg jenfoxbot Portable USB chargers are incredibly useful for adventures in the great outdoors, festivals, traveling, or if you are out-and-about all day. Adding in a solar panel provides an additional source of mobile power useable nearly everywhere. This project can be built for ~ $20, even if you don't have...
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Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:31:11 PDT
Making a USB Game Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-USB-Game-Controller/
Making a USB Game Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNN/G6FC/I06J93E0/FNNG6FCI06J93E0.SMALL.jpg NextFab Here at NextFab, we designed a fully functional, USB game controller for Philly Tech Week. This project will be particularly tricky without some more serious electronics equipment or a local makerspace with the proper tools, but we thought we would post our walk-through in case you do have the acce...
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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:36:25 PDT
How to make a USB no-data charger cable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-USB-no-data-charger-cable/
How to make a USB no-data charger cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/FBDT/HZWJ6MSW/F8AFBDTHZWJ6MSW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/FBDT/HZWJ6MSW/F8AFBDTHZWJ6MSW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8A/FBDT/HZWJ6MSW/F8AFBDTHZWJ6MSW.SMALL.jpg enkiusz Your USB charged devices can be attacked through the USB port while charging. This has been demonstrated at Blackhat 2013 (https://www.blackhat.com/us-13/briefings.html#Lau,http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/157207-black-hat-hackers-break-into-any-iphone-in-under-a-minute-using-a-malicious-charger)...
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Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:20:57 PDT
$10 LED Flashlight & Emergency Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/10-LED-Flaslight-into-an-Emergency-or-Camping-Phon/
$10 LED Flashlight & Emergency Phone Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/PTVD/I0R15Y7R/FKFPTVDI0R15Y7R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/PTVD/I0R15Y7R/FKFPTVDI0R15Y7R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKF/PTVD/I0R15Y7R/FKFPTVDI0R15Y7R.SMALL.jpg More Cowbell September is national preparedness month. You can learn more at Ready.Gov.Communications are a key part of any emergency plan. I'm going to show you how to convert a $10 LED flashlight into an emergency USB charger. The concept is simple and the process is easy using standard DIY tools and cheap ...
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 12:13:16 PDT
Sawhorse Desk on the Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawhorse-Desk-on-the-Cheap/
Sawhorse Desk on the Cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/UHM4/HZNYJD2L/F87UHM4HZNYJD2L.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/UHM4/HZNYJD2L/F87UHM4HZNYJD2L.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F87/UHM4/HZNYJD2L/F87UHM4HZNYJD2L.SMALL.jpg tomatoskins As a collage student and more importantly, as a maker, a desk is not optional. Living 120 miles from home, portability was a large designing constraint. And as a student with no job, doing things as inexpensive as possible is a must. The first place I looked was the local classifieds. Finding many d...
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:06:04 PDT
PVC End Table http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-End-Table/
PVC End Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/50OZ/HZFDZKLQ/FY250OZHZFDZKLQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/50OZ/HZFDZKLQ/FY250OZHZFDZKLQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FY2/50OZ/HZFDZKLQ/FY250OZHZFDZKLQ.SMALL.jpg syfrog Make the PVC end table above for under $20!! And you don't need any fancy tools.Being in need of a set of End tables I searched around and was pretty unhappy with what I found for what we wanted the end tables to do. This was be small but have some storage space. We did not want drawers because th...
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Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:52:00 PDT
LED reading lamp power conversion to USB http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-reading-lamp-power-conversion-to-USB/
LED reading lamp power conversion to USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/1PBS/HZB3NQBQ/FA01PBSHZB3NQBQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/1PBS/HZB3NQBQ/FA01PBSHZB3NQBQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA0/1PBS/HZB3NQBQ/FA01PBSHZB3NQBQ.SMALL.jpg timadamb I had an LED floor lamp that I bought from the local Scandinavian Cheap Furniture Store that started to rapidly blink rather than stay on. Although I thought that I might have gotten a cool (albeit rather dim and unadjustable) strobe lamp, I was much more interested in reading than partying. I am at...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:40:42 PDT
Teensy MIDI USB foot controller for controlling Mobius Looper http://www.instructables.com/id/Teensy-MIDI-USB-foot-controller-for-controlling-Mo/
Teensy MIDI USB foot controller for controlling Mobius Looper - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/SSI3/HZ2IVXFD/FEWSSI3HZ2IVXFD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/SSI3/HZ2IVXFD/FEWSSI3HZ2IVXFD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/SSI3/HZ2IVXFD/FEWSSI3HZ2IVXFD.SMALL.jpg Thrifleganger Motivation:Playing in a 2 piece band, with the drums and lots of other samples being played back as backing tracks, there was a need to use a looper to add in more elements to the tracks. A hardware based looper fails in this respect, since there is no way to maintain synchronisation. Meaning, sli...
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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:32:27 PDT
DIY - USB OSCILLOSCOPE IN A MATCHBOX http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-OSCILLOSCOPE-IN-A-MATCHBOX/
DIY - USB OSCILLOSCOPE IN A MATCHBOX - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/SIM6/HMEXSYX5/F7YSIM6HMEXSYX5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/SIM6/HMEXSYX5/F7YSIM6HMEXSYX5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Y/SIM6/HMEXSYX5/F7YSIM6HMEXSYX5.SMALL.jpg ajoyraman I present a "BEST OF CLASS", "Full-Featured" DIY-USB OSCILLOSCOPE which is "Truly DIY". My aim is to provide a cheap Digital-Storage-Oscilloscope for Students, Budding Engineers and the Hobbyist. This USB-Oscilloscope could be part of the laboratory equipment in educational establishments. ...
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Mon, 14 Oct 2013 13:01:13 PDT
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-USB-Solar-Wall-Socket-Solar-Socket/
Emergency USB Solar Wall Socket: Solar Socket - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/V7NO/HYH36ZBS/FG9V7NOHYH36ZBS.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page to pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sola...The first ever solar powered USB home wall socket for emergency and everyday use!"Plug into Independent Power." When the power grid goes down unexpectedly, st...
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Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:16:21 PDT
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Open-Source-USB-Rechargeable-Solderin/
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solderdoodle Pro 2.0 and pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sold...Solderdoodle Pro is a portable, cordless, USB rechargeable soldering iron. It is based off my original Open Source project: "Solar P...
By: Solarcycle

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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:53:41 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/
Hack together a powerful pocket USB charger. (6.6 amp hour battery) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/4BSM/HY5NVVXY/FHH4BSMHY5NVVXY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/4BSM/HY5NVVXY/FHH4BSMHY5NVVXY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHH/4BSM/HY5NVVXY/FHH4BSMHY5NVVXY.SMALL.jpg out-of-the-box Inside the well known altoids tin lies three 2,200 mah lithium ion batteries. All three are ran in parallel to create a 6,600 mah or 6.6 amp battery. Which triples the charge time! Meaning if one battery can charge your phone 75 percent than three can triple that! 75x3=225 percent!This project was m...
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:11:58 PDT
Universal Portable USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Universal-Portable-USB-Charger/
Universal Portable USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/9YAK/HY4KS7D8/FAQ9YAKHY4KS7D8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/9YAK/HY4KS7D8/FAQ9YAKHY4KS7D8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/9YAK/HY4KS7D8/FAQ9YAKHY4KS7D8.SMALL.jpg 3zuli Hello! In this Instructable I will show you how I built myself a universal portable USB charger. I am soon attending a weekend festival with camping and I realized that my crappy chinese "10000mAh" USB power pack won't last that long. I have my phone (Galaxy S4), a GoPro and my friends will also wan...
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Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:52:59 PDT
Chewing Gum USB !! http://www.instructables.com/id/Chewing-Gum-USB-/
Chewing Gum USB !! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1L/2ONP/FL611JF4/F1L2ONPFL611JF4.SMALL.jpg =SMART= Welcome to another of my awesome USB case mods !This case mod allows you to sneakily conceal your USB in a chewing gum packet, apart from being super-mega-awesome-cool this mod will stop all those annoying classmates who always borrow your usb, (you know, the ones that don't delete their files after...
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