Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - usb http://www.instructables.com Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:02:03 PDT BLOX v1.01 Phone case with built-in MicroSD reader http://www.instructables.com/id/Phone-case-with-built-in-MicroSD-reader/
Phone case with built-in MicroSD reader - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/K031/IDUQV0T6/F4YK031IDUQV0T6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/K031/IDUQV0T6/F4YK031IDUQV0T6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4Y/K031/IDUQV0T6/F4YK031IDUQV0T6.SMALL.jpg jackal0206 The introduction below is my rant about the lack of storage space on my phone and how I got inspired and motivated to create this project. Feel free to skip ahead and dive into the instruction starting at Step 1.Cellphone is an essential tool in many people's day to day life now; as our phone gets m...
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 08:02:44 PDT
USB mini vacuum cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-mini-vacuum-cleaner/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 05:28:48 PDT
Powerfull Portable Bluetooth Speaker 2x5W http://www.instructables.com/id/Powerfull-Portable-Bluetooth-Speaker-2x5W/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:01:15 PDT
Using a USB external hard drive with your Raspberry Pi http://www.instructables.com/id/Using-a-USB-external-hard-drive-with-your-Raspberr/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:26:51 PDT
USB Lock 2015 http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Lock-2015/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:31:33 PDT
Airplay in the Car http://www.instructables.com/id/Airplay-in-the-Car/
Airplay in the Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/KER0/IDRP68YD/F1CKER0IDRP68YD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/KER0/IDRP68YD/F1CKER0IDRP68YD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1C/KER0/IDRP68YD/F1CKER0IDRP68YD.SMALL.jpg puaerotch Bluetooth is a popular method to wirelessly play music from a phone through a car stereo system. But it's not the only option. You can also use Apple's Airplay. This can be done using an Airport Express. Of course, you could buy a power converter to plug into your car's 12V jack, but what fun is...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 16:16:59 PDT
Let's make a game controller! http://www.instructables.com/id/Lets-make-a-game-controller/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:10:32 PDT
DIY 48V 1000W Rear Hub Motor 20" Electric Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-48V-1000W-Rear-Hub-Motor-20-Electric-Vehicle/
DIY 48V 1000W Rear Hub Motor 20" Electric Vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/72W4/IDQHST6H/F4M72W4IDQHST6H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/72W4/IDQHST6H/F4M72W4IDQHST6H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/72W4/IDQHST6H/F4M72W4IDQHST6H.SMALL.jpg EVMadrid Building a 20" steel frame foldable bike conversion into an electric vehicle.- 20" steel frame foldable bike.- 48V 1000W rear hub motor.- 48V 45A peak controller.- 13s15p 48V 42Ah 30A-60A bms DIY battery pack.- 48V-12V 10A max DC-DC converter.- Wireless 4 modules relays 20A max 12VDC 433Mhz.- 12V 50...
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:15:59 PDT
Fake Alarm LED Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Fake-Alarm-LED-Circuit/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 22:58:39 PDT
How To Format A Partition In Windows http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Format-A-Partition-In-Windows/
How To Format A Partition In Windows - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/Y080/IDRP6ZUJ/FPCY080IDRP6ZUJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/Y080/IDRP6ZUJ/FPCY080IDRP6ZUJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPC/Y080/IDRP6ZUJ/FPCY080IDRP6ZUJ.SMALL.jpg Ballisticmissile Today in the modern world, storage devices have grown in storage capacity, shrunk in size, and greatly decreased in cost. Almost all storage media deals with these things called Partitions. A partition is basically a logical division of the total storage space on your storage media. Your media can h...
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 21:21:09 PDT
How To Plug In A Flash Drive To Your Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Plug-In-A-Flash-Drive-To-Your-Computer/
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Sun, 23 Aug 2015 21:21:07 PDT
Simple USB-box (6mm MDF) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-USB-box-6mm-MDF/
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 12:56:04 PDT
Arduino 1-wire sniffer http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-1-wire-sniffer/
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Sat, 22 Aug 2015 10:57:04 PDT
Auto Reset of a USB Device. http://www.instructables.com/id/Auto-Reset-of-a-USB-Device/
Auto Reset of a USB Device. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZQQU/IDPSBEJ8/F1UZQQUIDPSBEJ8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZQQU/IDPSBEJ8/F1UZQQUIDPSBEJ8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1U/ZQQU/IDPSBEJ8/F1UZQQUIDPSBEJ8.SMALL.jpg Mjtrinihobby Don't we all hate having to unplug then re-plug a usb device if it has stopped responding? My USB UIRT is the key to my home access and comfort automation. Occasionally it locks up and I must either re-plug it or reboot the pc.Here is how I fixed this madness using my existing Labjack U3/flowstone b...
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Thu, 20 Aug 2015 06:00:10 PDT
Raspberry pi print server http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-pi-print-server/
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:25:36 PDT
DIY Portable Smartphone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Smartphone-Charger/
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Tue, 18 Aug 2015 07:12:11 PDT
mBot controlled by Wireless Joystick using Me USB Host http://www.instructables.com/id/mBot-controlled-by-Wireless-Joystick-using-Me-USB-/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 06:52:28 PDT
Plywood Flash Drive Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Flash-Drive-Case/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 07:22:35 PDT
Li-ion 12V Home-made USB Flashlight Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Li-ion-12V-Home-made-USB-Flashlight-Charger/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:51:48 PDT
Self-Flipping Pen Drive http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Flipping-Pen-Drive/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:32:17 PDT
PIC18 Development Board with Ethernet and USB http://www.instructables.com/id/PIC18-Development-Board-with-Ethernet-and-USB/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:25:49 PDT
MacBook (USB Type C) Windows 10 Install http://www.instructables.com/id/MacBook-USB-Type-C-Windows-10-Install/
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 14:18:25 PDT
Create a Ubuntu Live USB with persistence http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-a-Ubuntu-Live-USB-with-persistence/
Create a Ubuntu Live USB with persistence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/GE6I/ID4CPZCI/FNWGE6IID4CPZCI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/GE6I/ID4CPZCI/FNWGE6IID4CPZCI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNW/GE6I/ID4CPZCI/FNWGE6IID4CPZCI.SMALL.jpg ralphsoft Most people don't use Linux and don't want to install it to their system, but what if you really need it?This guide will show you in steps how to create a Ubuntu Live USB. It means that you run Ubuntu from your flash disk without installing!Let's get started! Getting the programs You need LiLi US...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 06:32:50 PDT
How to rebuild the PBR/MBR of your disk/USB http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-rebuild-the-PBRMBR-of-your-diskUSB/
How to rebuild the PBR/MBR of your disk/USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/UW4W/ID1HY5MZ/FF9UW4WID1HY5MZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/UW4W/ID1HY5MZ/FF9UW4WID1HY5MZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF9/UW4W/ID1HY5MZ/FF9UW4WID1HY5MZ.SMALL.jpg ralphsoft Sometimes, your USB or disk just won't boot!This guide will tell you how to fix that and how to rebuild your MBR/PBR of your disk. Let's get started! Get the required software We need third-party software called "Bootice".Download Bootice: http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/Boot-Manager-D...When...
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 06:08:45 PDT
Uber Bright Flash Light / Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Uber-Bright-Flas-Light-and-Phone-Charger/
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 14:54:13 PDT
Weaved Smart Plug http://www.instructables.com/id/Weaved-Smart-Plug/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 06:03:31 PDT
Digital Message in a Bottle http://www.instructables.com/id/Digital-Message-in-a-Bottle/
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 14:34:21 PDT
USB vacuum cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-vacuum-cleaner/
USB vacuum cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/0VC7/ICX7J2N8/FJG0VC7ICX7J2N8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/0VC7/ICX7J2N8/FJG0VC7ICX7J2N8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/0VC7/ICX7J2N8/FJG0VC7ICX7J2N8.SMALL.jpg Mayank_j I made this vacuum cleaner for my pc keyboard since buying a mini vacuum cleaner is so un-diy ish....Using bigger vacuum cleaners is always risky as keys could get sucked into the cleaning device, so a low power dust eater is way to go Things you'll need 1 plastic bottle less than 1.2 litrea DC m...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 08:44:12 PDT
Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-1/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 06:26:59 PDT
Portable Emergency Phone Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Emergency-Phone-Charger/
Portable Emergency Phone Charger - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/YT3Q/ICRXKMAV/F69YT3QICRXKMAV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/YT3Q/ICRXKMAV/F69YT3QICRXKMAV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/YT3Q/ICRXKMAV/F69YT3QICRXKMAV.SMALL.jpg ardystal gysr This video will explain everything step by step, and here are the parts you will need:1. Two 9v batteries (and two 9v battery clips)(and wires)2. Cheap Car charger3. Standard Altoids TinIf you like this video, please subscribe to my youtube channel.
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:09:37 PDT
Turn an N64 Controller into a USB Gamepad using an Arduino Leonardo http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-an-N64-Controller-into-a-USB-Gamepad-using-an/
Turn an N64 Controller into a USB Gamepad using an Arduino Leonardo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/50JR/ICRXJJJL/FA250JRICRXJJJL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/50JR/ICRXJJJL/FA250JRICRXJJJL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA2/50JR/ICRXJJJL/FA250JRICRXJJJL.SMALL.jpg BobJones6732 The easiest way to turn an N64 Controller into a USB Gamepad is to buy an N64 Controller Adapter for around £15. However it can also be done if you have an Arduino Leonardo or any other Arduino board with built-in USB communication.What you will need:An Arduino Leonardo (Also possible with oth...
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 07:42:30 PDT
12v Powerbank - USB to 12v http://www.instructables.com/id/12v-Powerbank-USB-to-12v/
12v Powerbank - USB to 12v - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/ZEMK/ICRXH45O/FRBZEMKICRXH45O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/ZEMK/ICRXH45O/FRBZEMKICRXH45O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRB/ZEMK/ICRXH45O/FRBZEMKICRXH45O.SMALL.jpg vicesat You only need 3 simple things- A boost converter (This is the cheapest with voltmeter, the same i use)http://www.ebay.com/itm/DC-DC-4-5-32V-to-5V-52V-XL...- A USB Cable - And is optional, but a estandar DC power plug is usefullThen connect, adjust the output voltage to 12v and thats all :) Its sim...
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 16:42:22 PDT
Internal Card Reader to External USB http://www.instructables.com/id/Internal-Card-Reader-to-External-USB/
Internal Card Reader to External USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/5LHE/ICRXL9KF/FU15LHEICRXL9KF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/5LHE/ICRXL9KF/FU15LHEICRXL9KF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU1/5LHE/ICRXL9KF/FU15LHEICRXL9KF.SMALL.jpg Zarathrusta My work recently updated all of their office computers to nice small computers, this was great except we need a CF Card reader to backup the control cards for the Industrial Machines. After I had to run home to get a computer capable of reading the cards I decided that something had to be done. They...
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 05:51:41 PDT
5 Min USB LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Min-USB-LED-Light/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:15:47 PDT
The LEDPOD (12V Dimmable LED Torch, USB Charger, Tripod and more) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-LEDPOD-12V-flashlight-tripod-and-more/
The LEDPOD (12V Dimmable LED Torch, USB Charger, Tripod and more) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/B55N/IDOAU1W0/FMSB55NIDOAU1W0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/B55N/IDOAU1W0/FMSB55NIDOAU1W0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/B55N/IDOAU1W0/FMSB55NIDOAU1W0.SMALL.jpg yonatan24 I can't really explain this crazy project that took me a couple months, but shortly it is a:Tripod for a phoneA dimmable L.E.D flashlight (L.E.D strips i bought from eBay for really cheap)Phone chargerStorage containerIt can be plugged directly into a car to be used in dark areasIn the fourth pictur...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:25:54 PDT
Arduino lock http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Resistor-Lock/
Arduino lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/IUW3/ICO0C6FF/FC7IUW3ICO0C6FF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/IUW3/ICO0C6FF/FC7IUW3ICO0C6FF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC7/IUW3/ICO0C6FF/FC7IUW3ICO0C6FF.SMALL.jpg Narzan Qarma How it works?It's very simple and easy to make, by using a resistor you can lock your project or anything you want :)Your Arduino will wait this variable "1024", this is "my resistor value". You can use any resistor you want.If you want to lock something bigger you can add a Relay to PIN8.What you n...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:01:32 PDT
Replacing a Broken USB Connector on a Microsoft Autoroute GPS Receiver http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-a-Broken-USB-Connector-on-a-Microsoft-Au/
Replacing a Broken USB Connector on a Microsoft Autoroute GPS Receiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/D5R1/ICN7FXOE/FC1D5R1ICN7FXOE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/D5R1/ICN7FXOE/FC1D5R1ICN7FXOE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/D5R1/ICN7FXOE/FC1D5R1ICN7FXOE.SMALL.jpg Winch67 To carry out the steps in this Instructable you will need the items in the picture above;1. Soldering Iron2. Desoldering Pump3. Solder4. Small Screwdriver5. Pair of Sidecutters6. Replacement USB Type A Plug.7. The GPS Unit.Apologies for the poor quality of many of the photos in this instructable sad...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:11:08 PDT
USB Voltage/Current Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-VoltageCurrent-Meter/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:22:46 PDT
Solar USB Charger from Computer UPS http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Phone-Charger-from-UPS-Computer/
Solar USB Charger from Computer UPS - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/926K/ICNNIGAC/FPZ926KICNNIGAC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/926K/ICNNIGAC/FPZ926KICNNIGAC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPZ/926K/ICNNIGAC/FPZ926KICNNIGAC.SMALL.jpg yonatan24 HACKED!!!!!!!!!!!!I found a 7805 voltage regulator that lowers 6-18 VOLTS to 5 VOLTS, Next I unsoldered it from the UPS pcb, soldered it correctly to 2 solar panels I had in my collection, and you won't believe me but IT WORKS!!!!!!!
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:22:46 PDT
How to make a functional keyboard from one "broken" http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-functional-keyboard-from-one-broken/
How to make a functional keyboard from one "broken" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/BEUZ/ICJM74YL/FWBBEUZICJM74YL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/BEUZ/ICJM74YL/FWBBEUZICJM74YL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWB/BEUZ/ICJM74YL/FWBBEUZICJM74YL.SMALL.jpg jfilipeff So if you are like me and have some old case with a keyboard from your old tablet, and you don't use it anymore, or you just have bought the wrong USB type, and you need a new keyboard for something else let's say a raspberry pi this is the best way to save some bucks Gathering all parts that you...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:28:15 PDT
How to insert a USB drive http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-insert-a-USB-drive/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:27:03 PDT
Install an Auxiliary Power Outlet in a Vehicle http://www.instructables.com/id/Install-an-Auxiliary-Power-Outlet-in-a-Vehicle/
Install an Auxiliary Power Outlet in a Vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/1DWL/ICICS41E/FBP1DWLICICS41E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/1DWL/ICICS41E/FBP1DWLICICS41E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/1DWL/ICICS41E/FBP1DWLICICS41E.SMALL.jpg gadgetjim With all the electronic devices we use today, there never seems to be enough Power Outlets in a vehicle, especially if the car is a few years old. If anyone rides in the back seat, they are usually at a loss for some power. You can purchase aftermarket sockets that plug into your power outlet, but...
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:25:23 PDT
Cargador portátil de emergencia para celular http://www.instructables.com/id/Cargador-portátil-de-emergencia-para-celular/
Cargador portátil de emergencia para celular - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/51C3/ICFKN7J4/FC651C3ICFKN7J4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/51C3/ICFKN7J4/FC651C3ICFKN7J4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC6/51C3/ICFKN7J4/FC651C3ICFKN7J4.SMALL.jpg gmendez3 Si no tienes un cargador puedes hacer el tuyo para casos de emergencia. Es muy sencillo.Necesitamos: 8 Pilas Lata Adaptador para pilas Cables conectores de pilasMultímetro Thermofit Cinta de aislar Cargador de celular USB para autoTijeras Pinzas Desarmador Soldadura y cautínPistola de silicónCutter...
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Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:05:00 PDT
ArduinoUSB3.3 http://www.instructables.com/id/ArduinoUSB33/
ArduinoUSB3.3 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/A7QZ/IC6INGJ7/F08A7QZIC6INGJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/A7QZ/IC6INGJ7/F08A7QZIC6INGJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F08/A7QZ/IC6INGJ7/F08A7QZIC6INGJ7.SMALL.jpg msuzuki777 ArduinoUSB3.3So this Lazy Old Geek (L.O.G.) has been working on Arduinos for many years. As most people do, I talk to my Arduinos through a USB port on my computer. The ‘standard’ Arduino like the UNO has a USB adapter built in but I make a lot of my own Arduino boards and have used Arduino Pro Mini...
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:23:28 PDT
DIY Synth + MIDI controller http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-control-DIY-Synth-with-MIDI/
DIY Synth + MIDI controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/LQKM/ICBRWTH2/FEWLQKMICBRWTH2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/LQKM/ICBRWTH2/FEWLQKMICBRWTH2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEW/LQKM/ICBRWTH2/FEWLQKMICBRWTH2.SMALL.jpg techwillsaveus Want to be able to control your DIY Synth with MIDI ?Play it with a keyboard or sequence it in your favourite Audio editing software? What you need Hardware 1x DIY Synth Kit 1x Arduino Uno 1x Usb Cable 1x 10k Resistor 1x 0.1uF Capacitor (polyester, ceramic, tantalum etc) 5x Jumpe...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 03:43:29 PDT
DIY USB Car lighter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-USB-Car-lighter/
DIY USB Car lighter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/TGE1/ICACO951/F75TGE1ICACO951.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/TGE1/ICACO951/F75TGE1ICACO951.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F75/TGE1/ICACO951/F75TGE1ICACO951.SMALL.jpg Xkillerx97 In this Instructable, ill show you how to make yourself an cheap usb car lighter . Materials MATERIAL NEED :1) Solder Iron with iron2) Screwdriver (+)3) Integrated circuit LM7805cv4) USB female socket5) LED (any color)6) 2.7k Ohm Resistance (or higher)7) Cigarette lighter Adapter PLUG MAKING F...
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 03:29:29 PDT
DC Power Pack http://www.instructables.com/id/DC-Power-Pack/
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:01:01 PDT
Neon light from USB http://www.instructables.com/id/Neon-light-from-USB/
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Sun, 19 Jul 2015 07:33:38 PDT
DIY Portable Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Speaker/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 05:48:49 PDT
Consolidate Your USB Chargers http://www.instructables.com/id/Consolidate-Your-USB-Chargers/
Consolidate Your USB Chargers - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/X9VA/IC0CHGGF/F3HX9VAIC0CHGGF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/X9VA/IC0CHGGF/F3HX9VAIC0CHGGF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3H/X9VA/IC0CHGGF/F3HX9VAIC0CHGGF.SMALL.jpg Mx Markov I always seem to have extra USB chargers lying around, and cluttering my outlets. I got to the point where I was tired of dealing with them all, so I decided to combine them into a single super-charger. Materials Tools:Solder Gun/SolderWire StrippersElectrical TapeMaterials: USB Charging Cables ...
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Sun, 12 Jul 2015 12:44:55 PDT