Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - usb - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:24:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
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/
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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/FH2/ZVDB/HZV3PWNR/FH2ZVDBHZV3PWNR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/ZVDB/HZV3PWNR/FH2ZVDBHZV3PWNR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/ZVDB/HZV3PWNR/FH2ZVDBHZV3PWNR.SMALL.jpg virginiawifinder 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/
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Thu, 4 Sep 2014 13:06:04 PDT
PVC End Table http://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-End-Table/
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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/
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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/
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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 What is Solderdoodle Pro? Now Solderdoodle Pro melts Lead-Free Solder!Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solderdoodle Pro and pre-order a production model!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solderdoodle-pro-700of-usb-rechargeable-solderingSolderdoodle Pro is a p...
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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/
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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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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
Charging Stand for an Otterbox'd Iphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Charging-Stand-for-an-Otterboxd-Iphone/
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Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:01:26 PDT
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
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
Program your Arduino with an Android device! http://www.instructables.com/id/Program-your-Arduino-with-a-Android-device/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 10:29:33 PDT
ATtiny85 POV Display http://www.instructables.com/id/ATtiny8545-POV-Display/
ATtiny85 POV Display - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/8YSH/HW4ON6QE/FLP8YSHHW4ON6QE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/8YSH/HW4ON6QE/FLP8YSHHW4ON6QE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLP/8YSH/HW4ON6QE/FLP8YSHHW4ON6QE.SMALL.jpg vishalapr The first time I saw a POV (Persistence Of Vision) display was on a show called FAQ on TV. The POV display consisted of an oscillating shaft with 6 LED's mounted on the end of the shaft. Since then I have always wanted to make one myself, I tried making one about 2 months ago with an oscillating sha...
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Mon, 9 Jun 2014 01:02:10 PDT
3D Printed Pebble Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Pebble-Charger/
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Sat, 31 May 2014 08:58:38 PDT
CARDBOARD SOLAR LAMP http://www.instructables.com/id/CARDBOARD-SOLAR-LAMP/
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Wed, 28 May 2014 10:16:48 PDT
USB Oscilloscope with Signal generator http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Oscilloscope-with-Signal-generator/
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Tue, 29 Oct 2013 12:11:32 PDT
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace http://www.instructables.com/id/LightBuddy/
LightBuddy: A Superbright LED Necklace - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLX/KU1J/HVNV5MEX/FLXKU1JHVNV5MEX.SMALL.jpg ASCAS LightBuddy is a handy D.I.Y. LED necklace. It's a highly functional jewelry-gizmo that serves as a bright source of light. It's completely rechargeable and can be charged through any USB port.Intended Purpose:The project is ideal for illuminating dark areas for short periods of time. The 3W LED insi...
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Mon, 26 May 2014 08:55:02 PDT
Beer Tap Flow Lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Beer-Tap-Flow-Lamp/
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Wed, 21 May 2014 14:44:23 PDT
Altoids USB Condenser Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Microphone/
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Mon, 19 May 2014 17:29:04 PDT
USB Speakers Into Portable Battery Powered Speakers! http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Speakers-Into-Portable-Battery-Powered-Speaker/
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Wed, 14 May 2014 00:21:23 PDT
Coiling a USB power cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Coiling-a-USB-power-cord/
Coiling a USB power cord - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/VYGT/HU5THOQC/FDIVYGTHU5THOQC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/VYGT/HU5THOQC/FDIVYGTHU5THOQC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDI/VYGT/HU5THOQC/FDIVYGTHU5THOQC.SMALL.jpg pizzidave This is an easy way to tidy up cord that are too long or in the way. Great for the car or desk. Materials USB cord for your device (Got mine at Dollar Tree) Pencil Blow-dryer Tape Wrapping the cord Starting at one end of the pencil, tape down one end, leaving about 5 inches of slack. Wrap th...
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Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:27:49 PDT
Mounting a USB Thumb Drive with the Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Mounting-a-USB-Thumb-Drive-with-the-Raspberry-Pi/
Mounting a USB Thumb Drive with the Raspberry Pi - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/68BV/HU1RPWTE/F2O68BVHU1RPWTE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/68BV/HU1RPWTE/F2O68BVHU1RPWTE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2O/68BV/HU1RPWTE/F2O68BVHU1RPWTE.SMALL.jpg scottkildall This is another one of my "meat-and-potatoes" Raspberry Pi Instructables. What this Instructable will show you how to do is to configure your Raspberry Pi to recognize and automatically mount a USB thumb drive. This is especially useful for exchanging files, running backups and using your Pi as a m...
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:05:19 PDT
Solar charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-charger-2/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:49:02 PDT
Solder USB power cable to Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-USB-power-cable-to-Raspberry-Pi/
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 13:59:18 PDT
Lego + Sugru Panel Mount Connectors (with RetroPie case as example) http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Sugru-Panel-Mount-Connectors-with-RetroPie-ca/
Lego + Sugru Panel Mount Connectors (with RetroPie case as example) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/1N28/HSE93LL1/FZ81N28HSE93LL1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/1N28/HSE93LL1/FZ81N28HSE93LL1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ8/1N28/HSE93LL1/FZ81N28HSE93LL1.SMALL.jpg Ben Finio Update 3/16/2014: thanks to everyone who voted for this project in the Game.Life 4 contest! The motivation for this project came when I combined my Raspberry Pi voice-controlled electrical outlets with a RetroPie. Due to the number of peripherals and cables involved (a powered USB hub, microphone, ...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:04:54 PST
Open Source Solarpad Kit Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solarpad-Kit-Powerful-USB-Solar-Charger/
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:43:05 PST
Make a 24X6 LED matrix http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-24X6-LED-matrix/
Make a 24X6 LED matrix - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/7FIW/GBVJBOWQ/FWC7FIWGBVJBOWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/7FIW/GBVJBOWQ/FWC7FIWGBVJBOWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWC/7FIW/GBVJBOWQ/FWC7FIWGBVJBOWQ.SMALL.jpg Syst3mX After making a 8X10 matrix a lot of people asked me about expanding the matrix to some thing bigger, and some wanted to write stuff to the matrix via a PC, so one day I looked at a pile of LEDs that I had leftover from a LED cube projected and I decided to make a bigger matrix with all the things pe...
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Wed, 21 Jul 2010 06:39:59 PDT
Raspberri Personal Assistant. http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberri-Personal-Assistant/
Raspberri Personal Assistant. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/FK9J/HR3EFHQP/FVBFK9JHR3EFHQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/FK9J/HR3EFHQP/FVBFK9JHR3EFHQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/FK9J/HR3EFHQP/FVBFK9JHR3EFHQP.SMALL.jpg janw Last summer, in a small store, I found half of a 1950s bakelite Televox intercom . I thought that it would make a nice cast for a project and I bought it as it only cost $9. It sat on a shelf until I bought my first raspberry pi. After I had played with the pi for some days, I was struck by the idea...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:36:21 PST
Multi key + Bike Tools + USB Drive + Bottle opener + Screwdriver (~$15 ~1hr) http://www.instructables.com/id/Multi-key-Bike-Tools-USB-Drive-Bottle-opener-Screw/
Multi key + Bike Tools + USB Drive + Bottle opener + Screwdriver (~$15 ~1hr) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/VWSK/HR4SP674/F6FVWSKHR4SP674.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/VWSK/HR4SP674/F6FVWSKHR4SP674.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6F/VWSK/HR4SP674/F6FVWSKHR4SP674.SMALL.jpg RobbGodshaw I have seen a lot of multi keys. From the expensive commercial Keyport and beautiful keygrip to the wonderful Leatherman mods on Instructables. After making this ible I found the KeySmart and two Instructables(Folding Key Chain and Friendly Folding Keychain) which are very similar. The pictured s...
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Sat, 1 Feb 2014 12:42:48 PST
Survival USB Charger: Use any power source to charge your smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-USB-Charger-Use-any-power-source-to-charg/
Survival USB Charger: Use any power source to charge your smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/ZSYA/HO7XN6NI/FDVZSYAHO7XN6NI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/ZSYA/HO7XN6NI/FDVZSYAHO7XN6NI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDV/ZSYA/HO7XN6NI/FDVZSYAHO7XN6NI.SMALL.jpg Noise Maker You forgot your power adapter for your cell phone? Or there is no electric socket available? But you need to charge your smart phone urgently? Let's build a USB Power Adapter, you can use anywhere! So you'll be prepared for an emergency! Just connect this helpful gadget to any rechargeable batter...
By: Noise Maker

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Wed, 25 Dec 2013 05:56:37 PST
Arduino Robotic Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Robotic-Arm/
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:13:28 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
Lithium Heavy Duty Solar USB Charger 2.0 http://www.instructables.com/id/Lithium-Heavy-Duty-Solar-USB-Charger-20/
Lithium Heavy Duty Solar USB Charger 2.0 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/5SW1/HNXRPKVK/FL85SW1HNXRPKVK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/5SW1/HNXRPKVK/FL85SW1HNXRPKVK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL8/5SW1/HNXRPKVK/FL85SW1HNXRPKVK.SMALL.jpg JoshuaZimmerman Sometimes you need a whole lot of solar power to get your gadgets going. Bigger phones, tablets, and gadgets mean that they're more power hungry. When normal DIY solar chargers fail you, you need to turn to a Heavy Duty solution. In this project I'm going to show you how to create a Lithium Heavy...
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Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:06:48 PST
How To Make A Custom Chaos Chao USB Out Of Polymer Clay http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Custom-Chaos-Chao-USB-Out-Of-Polymer/
How To Make A Custom Chaos Chao USB Out Of Polymer Clay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/6OO0/HMC53ZW8/F3V6OO0HMC53ZW8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/6OO0/HMC53ZW8/F3V6OO0HMC53ZW8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3V/6OO0/HMC53ZW8/F3V6OO0HMC53ZW8.SMALL.jpg buildingupbob Hi everyone! In this ible I'm going to show you how to make a neutral chaos Chao USB out of polymer clay. Materials Needed To make the chaos Chao, you will need the following colors: - White(I used translucent) - Light Blue - Green You will also need the following materials:- USB(the USB needs t...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 01:04:16 PDT
Arduino-Pneumatic Flight Simulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Pneumatic-Flight-Simulator/
Arduino-Pneumatic Flight Simulator - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HORV/HK6XMQ3F/FFCHORVHK6XMQ3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HORV/HK6XMQ3F/FFCHORVHK6XMQ3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFC/HORV/HK6XMQ3F/FFCHORVHK6XMQ3F.SMALL.jpg dnicky2288 Hello, my name is Dominick Lee. I am a senior in high school who is also a programmer and inventor. I created the  "LifeBeam Flight Simulator" (name of my project) because I wanted to challenge myself and utilize my software and hardware skills. I was able to successfully plan, build, and run my Fli...
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Wed, 21 Aug 2013 20:08:10 PDT
Wireless DeadDrop http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-DeadDrop/
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Sat, 17 Aug 2013 22:22:01 PDT
DIY USB pedal board for live looping http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-pedal-board-for-live-looping/
DIY USB pedal board for live looping - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/9GHG/HD4VHRFT/FL19GHGHD4VHRFT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/9GHG/HD4VHRFT/FL19GHGHD4VHRFT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL1/9GHG/HD4VHRFT/FL19GHGHD4VHRFT.SMALL.jpg mcraghead I wanted to try out live looping, but I didn't want to spend $200+ on a piece of gear that might never make it to a gig. So I put together a fairly useable rig using a netbook, a USB audio interface, and this homemade pedal board.  Live Looping: It's a somewhat gimmicky but potentially amazing appr...
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Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:17:44 PDT
DIY injection moulding to repair headphones *UPDATED* http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-your-jack-pretty-way/
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Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:28:37 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
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-an-Ergonomic-USB-Mouse-Ergo-Mouse-/
How to make an Ergonomic USB Mouse (Ergo Mouse) - made from Styrofoam - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ5/RTZR/HI3TRW13/FQ5RTZRHI3TRW13.SMALL.jpg Hey Jude Hello! If you have ever found yourself getting tired hands/wrists while using a computer Mouse (sometimes it even leads to RSI - Repetitive Strain Injury), or you wished you could just open up that mouse and re-arrange all the functional components just the way you wanted, so it felt great to use -...
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Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:37:08 PDT
Add Wireless Charging to Your Smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Wireless-Charging-to-Your-Smartphone/
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By: harari

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Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:59:13 PDT
MixDrive: USB Cassette Tapes Made Easy http://www.instructables.com/id/MixDrive-USB-Cassette-Tapes-Made-Easy/
MixDrive: USB Cassette Tapes Made Easy - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/EDRG/GAPUSAJD/F9EEDRGGAPUSAJD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/EDRG/GAPUSAJD/F9EEDRGGAPUSAJD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9E/EDRG/GAPUSAJD/F9EEDRGGAPUSAJD.SMALL.jpg RikkaKoi I remember the days of the mixtape. Requesting songs from the local radio station and sitting by the cassette deck, finger on the record button. I remember the glorious day I got a dual cassette deck so that I could copy music from one tape to the next. Spending hours making mixes for friends, color...
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Fri, 2 Jul 2010 12:03:25 PDT