Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - usb - featured http://www.instructables.com Sun, 14 Feb 2016 05:03:24 PST BLOX v1.01 Charging Station For Electronic Devices http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Charging-Station/
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Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:01:17 PST
USB Charging Station for multiple devices http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Charging-Station-for-multiple-devices/
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Thu, 22 Jul 2010 20:52:19 PDT
Bicycle USB Output http://www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-USB-Output/
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Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:54:38 PST
USB color changing LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Color-Changing-LED-Tree/
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Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:29:12 PST
The Ultimate Portable Home/Shop Bluetooth Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Portable-HomeShop-Bluetooth-Speaker/
The Ultimate Portable Home/Shop Bluetooth Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/GJDO/IGFCEIC3/FXJGJDOIGFCEIC3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/GJDO/IGFCEIC3/FXJGJDOIGFCEIC3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXJ/GJDO/IGFCEIC3/FXJGJDOIGFCEIC3.SMALL.jpg RNation0001 This is my Entry into the Plywood contest, give me a thumbs up and vote for me.. Thanks :)EDIT: I HAVE ADDED THE DXF FILES FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ASKEDOverview: A few months ago a friend brought a Bose Bluetooth speaker to a camp out, I was amazed at how full and clear it sounded, and was convinced ...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:30:37 PST
Cardboard USB Flash Drive (Packaging) http://www.instructables.com/id/Cardboard-USB-Flash-Drive-Packaging/
Cardboard USB Flash Drive (Packaging) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/MP3J/IJM063I6/F1PMP3JIJM063I6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/MP3J/IJM063I6/F1PMP3JIJM063I6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1P/MP3J/IJM063I6/F1PMP3JIJM063I6.SMALL.jpg Joachim_VdV For a school course called "Creativity" we had to design a cardboard packaging that can be used effectively and not just serves as packaging. From this the idea came up to make a cardboard USB stick (something you probably already have seen in some form) but never else a decent concept is thought ab...
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Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:14:08 PST
Fix a Frayed iPhone Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-FIX-a-FRAYING-IPHONE-CHARGER-CABLE/
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Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:18:56 PST
Guitar Hero USB controller with Arduino and Java http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Hero-USB-Controller-With-Arduino/
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Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:00:43 PST
The Harmotron http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Harmotron/
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:48:53 PST
How to Make a USB Breadboard Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-USB-Breadboard-Power-Supply/
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Fri, 15 Jan 2016 22:04:37 PST
Ultra Low Profile USB Connector http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultra-Low-Profile-USB-Connector/
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Wed, 13 Jan 2016 07:21:58 PST
USB Powered Page Turner for Music Notes http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-Page-Turner-for-Music-Notes/
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Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:35:13 PST
Micro-usb 30F Supercapacitor Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-usb-30F-Supercapacitor-Flashlight/
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Sun, 10 Jan 2016 07:47:16 PST
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
Add a USB Power Port to a 10/100 Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-a-USB-Power-Port-to-a-10100-Switch/
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Thu, 7 Jan 2016 10:53:58 PST
No-frills USB to microUSB heavy-duty Cat-5e 5+ft 1'5+m charging/data cable http://www.instructables.com/id/No-frills-USB-to-MicroUSB-Heavy-duty-Cat-5e-5ft-15/
No-frills USB to microUSB heavy-duty Cat-5e 5+ft 1'5+m charging/data cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/4GB1/IJ351HQZ/FHK4GB1IJ351HQZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/4GB1/IJ351HQZ/FHK4GB1IJ351HQZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHK/4GB1/IJ351HQZ/FHK4GB1IJ351HQZ.SMALL.jpg Barkuti Hello! Well, thanks to its wide hose, my latest DIY 5V DCP supply showed me how my puny 4-feet 28AWG USB data cable was effectively limiting the current supplied to my smartphone. Since I had some spare supplies, I decided to build me a proper USB to microUSB power/data cable.«Heavy-duty» per...
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Wed, 6 Jan 2016 17:48:24 PST
Supercapacitor Programmable Attiny LED flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Supercapacitor-Programmable-Attiny-LED-Flashlight/
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Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:43:11 PST
Wireless MIDI for Rock Band Keytar http://www.instructables.com/id/Wireless-MIDI-for-Rock-Band-Keytar/
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Sat, 2 Jan 2016 10:39:11 PST
Wooden Pen Drives http://www.instructables.com/id/Wooden-Pen-Drives/
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Fri, 1 Jan 2016 07:12:12 PST
Adding Bluetooth 4.0 to your Arduino Project [IoT] - Controlled by Smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-Bluetooth-40-to-Your-Arduino-Project-IoT-Co/
Adding Bluetooth 4.0 to your Arduino Project [IoT] - Controlled by Smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/ZK7F/IIM1UQHZ/FVNZK7FIIM1UQHZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/ZK7F/IIM1UQHZ/FVNZK7FIIM1UQHZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVN/ZK7F/IIM1UQHZ/FVNZK7FIIM1UQHZ.SMALL.jpg IoTalabs We are group of internet of things enthusiasts that love hacking together different devices. Check out our current project at our website and take a look at this guide in a different format at our blog. Introduction Arduino is a cool platform because you can easily interact with your projects fro...
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Fri, 25 Dec 2015 16:55:06 PST
USB powered LED bicycle light V2.0 - BigGun http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Powered-LED-Bicycle-Light-V20-BigGun/
USB powered LED bicycle light V2.0 - BigGun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/QCXW/IIDF4AHR/FI1QCXWIIDF4AHR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/QCXW/IIDF4AHR/FI1QCXWIIDF4AHR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI1/QCXW/IIDF4AHR/FI1QCXWIIDF4AHR.SMALL.jpg Kreat0r Hello, In my previous Instructable, I built a USB powered LED bicycle light, that worked very well, But for some reason (maybe because i bike at high speeds), there seems to be a visibility issue, as the cars and other bikers didn't see me passing, and i always had to stop suddenly , sometimes in a ...
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Sun, 20 Dec 2015 02:13:43 PST
Teensy USB Wii Classic Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Teensy-USB-Wii-Classic-Controller/
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Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:27:45 PST
Faux Flowerpot USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Faux-Flowerpot-USB-Charger/
Faux Flowerpot USB Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/BSX9/II96VSIX/FV1BSX9II96VSIX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/BSX9/II96VSIX/FV1BSX9II96VSIX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FV1/BSX9/II96VSIX/FV1BSX9II96VSIX.SMALL.jpg RuthlessKarma Do you ever get tired of looking at that mess of chargers and wires in the high traffic areas in your house ? How about a cheap, easy and good looking way to hide them? Materials & Tools 1. Container that meets your size requirements of your location2. Hard Styrofoam 3. Black or green felt paper...
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Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:16:06 PST
Lamp for a USB LED light bulb http://www.instructables.com/id/Lamp-for-a-USB-LED-Light-Bulb/
Lamp for a USB LED light bulb - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/2MDD/IK7BZLOH/F8T2MDDIK7BZLOH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/2MDD/IK7BZLOH/F8T2MDDIK7BZLOH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8T/2MDD/IK7BZLOH/F8T2MDDIK7BZLOH.SMALL.jpg wardenjtkj About a year ago I purchased a USB LED light bulb on Amazon. The light is handy, it can be powered from my PC USB port or from a power bank, but the light was a bit harsh on the eyes. What I wanted was a nice table lamp so I could use it on my desk or to have for a power outage. I discovered that...
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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 07:41:11 PST
AMPLFY - The Coolest DIY Speaker Ever! http://www.instructables.com/id/AMPLFY-the-Coolest-DIY-Speaker-Ever/
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Sat, 12 Dec 2015 06:04:15 PST
LED Nerf Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Nerf-Mod/
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 15:56:33 PST
Dog Necklace/harness LED Mod (USB Rechargeable) http://www.instructables.com/id/Dog-Necklaceharness-LED-Mod-USB-Rechargeable/
Dog Necklace/harness LED Mod (USB Rechargeable) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/LYZD/IHXTKDQK/FK4LYZDIHXTKDQK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/LYZD/IHXTKDQK/FK4LYZDIHXTKDQK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK4/LYZD/IHXTKDQK/FK4LYZDIHXTKDQK.SMALL.jpg sschaich So I wanted to grant my tiny dog some extra security while taking a walk during the night.This is why I came up with the idea to add some lights to the existing harness. I also wanted to save on batteries and decided to use a USB rechargeable power supply.In the coming chapters I will show you the m...
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Wed, 9 Dec 2015 01:16:24 PST
Scorpion's Tail USB LED for Night Coder http://www.instructables.com/id/Scorpions-Tail-USB-LED-for-Night-Coder/
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Wed, 9 Dec 2015 06:14:24 PST
Extra Ram Using a Thumb Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Extra-Ram-Using-a-Thumb-Drive/
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Sun, 6 Dec 2015 14:01:18 PST
usb heated clothing http://www.instructables.com/id/usb-heated-clothing/
usb heated clothing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/1Y71/IHTJ9MZO/FW81Y71IHTJ9MZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/1Y71/IHTJ9MZO/FW81Y71IHTJ9MZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW8/1Y71/IHTJ9MZO/FW81Y71IHTJ9MZO.SMALL.jpg Akin Yildiz hello world,update: heat your head while biking; www.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-USB-Output/.today i would like to share with you a project anybody can make. winter is already here, are you staying warm.?making heated clothing is as easy as sewing a piece of cloth on top of another piece of cloth, ...
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 13:30:00 PST
USB Breakout Board http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Breakout-Board-1/
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By: theredbryophyte

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Tue, 1 Dec 2015 04:45:09 PST
USB powered Bicycle Frontal lighting system http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-powered-Bicycle-Frontal-lighting-system/
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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:16:13 PST
Smartphone Alarm Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Smartphone-Alarm-Clock/
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Sun, 22 Nov 2015 06:29:11 PST
Solar Sound System http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Sound-Systerm/
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Thu, 12 Nov 2015 13:14:25 PST
How turn a USB into a Bracelet. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-turn-a-USB-into-a-Bracelet/
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Sun, 8 Nov 2015 12:13:52 PST
Ultrasonic Piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultrasonic-Piano/
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By: ambrose.clarke

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Sat, 7 Nov 2015 21:18:55 PST
Halloween Fake Fire http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Fake-Fire/
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Sat, 7 Nov 2015 07:23:10 PST
LED Light base w/ USB power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Light-base-w-USB-power-supply/
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Wed, 4 Nov 2015 13:01:30 PST
DIY Leather USB Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Leather-USB-Drive/
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Sat, 31 Oct 2015 18:55:31 PDT
LUX II - the second external pc power button http://www.instructables.com/id/LUX-II-the-second-external-pc-power-button/
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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:28:33 PDT
Add an internal battery to an electronic toy piano http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-an-internal-battery-to-an-electronic-toy-piano/
Add an internal battery to an electronic toy piano - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/3SND/IFVC97M1/FE93SNDIFVC97M1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/3SND/IFVC97M1/FE93SNDIFVC97M1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE9/3SND/IFVC97M1/FE93SNDIFVC97M1.SMALL.jpg enkiusz If you have an old-school toy piano you may encounter a problem that it needs a large number of AA batteries to operate. My Bontempi GT 509 piano required 6 AA cells. Buying 6 alkaline AA cells seems *very* wasteful for me and having to charge as many NiMHs was a significant pain.So I figured that I...
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Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:04:05 PDT
PC USB Media Volume Controller based on Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/PC-USB-Media-Volume-Controller-based-on-Arduino/
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Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:57:12 PDT
Boxing The Teensy 3.1 http://www.instructables.com/id/Boxing-The-Teensy-31/
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Thu, 1 Oct 2015 01:14:22 PDT
Mini 10-Doh! figure custom flash drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-10-Doh-figure-custom-flash-drive/
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Sun, 20 Sep 2015 03:53:28 PDT
Phone Charger with a smints box http://www.instructables.com/id/Phone-Charger-with-a-smints-box/
Phone Charger with a smints box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/9KKQ/IEIDAAR9/F0V9KKQIEIDAAR9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/9KKQ/IEIDAAR9/F0V9KKQIEIDAAR9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0V/9KKQ/IEIDAAR9/F0V9KKQIEIDAAR9.SMALL.jpg fituro Nowadays having a phone is the most common thing.If you don't have one you can't survive in this time. You use it for nearly everything but, what happens when you need to charge it but you don't have a plug near to you?!!! Thats why they have created the powerbanks and the phone chargers.If you don...
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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 13:17:12 PDT
DIY USB IR receiver http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-IR-receiver/
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By: Laurens-Wuyts

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Sun, 13 Sep 2015 06:06:02 PDT
Industrial Pi Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Industrial-Pi-Case/
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Thu, 3 Sep 2015 19:02:15 PDT
Pure Pi: Control custom stompbox effects on a Raspberry Pi with a smartphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Pure-Pi-Control-custom-stompbox-effects-on-a-Raspb/
Pure Pi: Control custom stompbox effects on a Raspberry Pi with a smartphone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/Z431/IE4ZWMXL/F9MZ431IE4ZWMXL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/Z431/IE4ZWMXL/F9MZ431IE4ZWMXL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/Z431/IE4ZWMXL/F9MZ431IE4ZWMXL.SMALL.jpg jmuncher This is my first instructable, although I have been working with Pure Data, Raspberry Pi, and other digital audio for quite some time. If you'd like to see more instructables like this, vote for me!Ever wonder how digital effects are created? Want to customize your favorite effects wirelessly from a...
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Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:53:37 PDT
Control An Arduino With Your Phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-An-Arduino-With-Your-Phone/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 12:56:14 PDT
Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Fume-Extractor-1/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:21:23 PDT