E-Ink (or LCD?) keychain fob

(or: one fob to rule them all)problem: too damned many keychain fobs for all the supermarket and other retail discount clubseach one is designed to be nothing more than advertisement on one side (store logo) and a bar code on the other.solution: electronic keychain that can be programmed to display a store’s logo and discount club’s UPC code. a small LCD might work, but would be difficult to properly scan with bar code scanner. plus, LCDs drain batteries whenever they’re on.something like electronic ink would work better. it’s more reflective, only uses batteries when changing the pixels, and the display only needs to be black and white, so why bother with LCD?(http://www.eink.com/)the whole thing could be really tiny, needing only the controls to scroll through the programmed UPCs, the display itself (maybe .5′’ x 1.25′’), a small battery and a mini-USB port (for plugging into a computer to program in the UPC codes).anybody want to build me one? my keychain’s getting a little cramped.

Posted by option8 11 years ago


Love Sucks Party

My friend Bug is responsible for a fine Valentine's Day tradition: the Love Sucks party.This party is held whenever he's single (according to the rules below), and is open to any single friends and their single friends. It's usually held at a distinctly non-romantic type of restaurant with ample seating and strong drinks. I know of at least one marriage that's come of Love Sucks parties, but that's really not the point, is it?The rules:1) Single is defined as a) really single, b) your SO is at least 3,000 miles away, or c) you don't have a date for Valentine's Day and your romantic entanglements require a white board for proper mapping, otherwise known as the Circus Trainer Clause. (As in, "my girlfriend is out for dinner with her husband and her girlfriend, the circus trainer..." or something equally convoluted enough to require a whiteboard for mapping.) Either way, participants are likely to be a bit grouchy about the holiday.2) Single friends can bring another of their single friend as a "non-date", ie someone they would never date. There may be more rules, but as I've never been (un)lucky enough to attend one of Bug's Love Sucks parties I'm a bit fuzzy on the other details. (Bug, can you help out here?) It should be noted that he's NOT planning one this year, as he doesn't qualify to attend. ;-) This shouldn't stop you from picking up this worthy tradition. Just make sure to bring a whiteboard.UPDATE: here's Bug's official description and invite template for all to use.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


How can i keep my attic warm on a small budget?

I live in my attic year round. its managable, however when the overhead stars are open, it sucks the heat from the rest of the house. I live in a VERY old house (still bark on the beams) with a metal roof but no insulation in the attic. i would love to not have to put in insulation and finish the ceiling (sheet rock etc.) because it would be costly and make it unhospitable in the summer. I was hopeing that someone out there had a very cool method for keeping some heat in, or creating cheap heat easily. the rouble is that all the heat simply goes out the roof, so space heaters wont work. thank you very muxh for your help! ~farley

Posted by krazy00kanadian 11 years ago


Alesis Nanoverb: Effects Unit or new Project Box? You decide

Hi Everyone,Well I posted this as an Instructable, but someone pointed me to the forum, so here I am. My Alesis Nanoverb hasn't worked in a while. Initially it just made wall warts stop working. But at some point, it stopped powering on. Since I have minimum skills with electronics and have only recently started to solder together my own altoids tin light w/LEDs, I thought I should ask for help from the sages in the forum.I posted the instructable at: https://www.instructables.com/id/ERP4FYR1NAEWUSLQ0W/Any advice you could give would be helpful. For example, where do I test it with the voltsmeter to see if it's got continuity? Which selection on the voltsmeter do I use for continuity? Etc.I've provided pictures of the guts and a picture of me testing the Nanoverb.THANKS

Posted by Jumpin 11 years ago


Indoor fireworks made easy - build a ziltch

My second video will show you how to build a Ziltch (quite a nifty trick actually).Make sure to check the video; you'll be amazed what you can do with just a plastic bag:http://www.metacafe.com/watch/384634/indoor_fireworks_made_easypart_i_the_ziltch/Please leave a comment if you like it,Sam

Posted by sam noyoun 11 years ago


Hi, new member here... Make your own balance board

Hi,I'm a new member here. I've got a video on metacafe that shows how to build a balance board.Here's the link:http://www.metacafe.com/watch/372773/make_your_own_balance_board_indoboard/Please leave a comment if you like it,Sam

Posted by sam noyoun 11 years ago


help me with my sniped rifle

I realy need a scop if you know how to make one leave a mesage and link to show your instructable

Posted by knexrule 11 years ago


Homemade Gift Contest Winners

Results of the Homemade Gift Contest are up.Special thanks to all who entered and/or helped judge! If you won a prize I'll be sending you a message in the next day or to, so keep your eyes peeled.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


Homemade Gift Contest Winners

Congratulations to everyone who entered the Homemade Gifts contest! Thanks to your efforts, the Christmas-Industrial complex was dealt a heavy blow this holiday season. I've gotten lots of future gifting ideas from these projects, and hope you have too. This year we gave all our cousins awesome laser-engraved water bottles (to practice for the third prizes!), but didn't get our act together in time to make gifts for the entire family. Next year we'll try to move even farther off the consumerist grid. Start thinking now, and you'll be ready for both the holidays and next year's gift contest!Check it out:First PrizeThese three projects win one of these tools: a Cuisinart 7c food processor, a Dremel 400-6/90 400 Series XPR Rotary Tool Kit, a Fluke 115 True-RMS Multimeter, or a Singer 1525 sewing machine.Give the gift of Robot Invasion by MrMunkiHard drive platter clock by albetchaMagnetic Rubik's Dice Cube by burzvingionSecond PrizeThese five projects win a Leatherman juice S2 pocket knives laser-engraved with the Instructables logo and the author's name.freehand glass etching by RobyntheslugLiterary Clock by mdhaworthJunk box flowers by photozzHome-made Sun Jar by cre8torTechnical Monster by redribboncrowSecond Prize prime!These five projects win handy Make Magazine Thomas J. Glover Pocket References Guides.The Persistence of Recorded Memory by fungus amungusPersonalized Guess Who by randofoWooden Candle Holder by samWall mounted magnetic knife block by radiorentalUSB powered LED christmas tree by T3h_MuffinatorThird PrizeThese 10 projects win the choice of a water bottle or a flashlight laser-engraved with the Instructables logo and the author's name.Countertop Greenhouse by whamodyneA Box Kite! (that's almost bigger than my wife!) by marcward86Photograph to Stencil by nakNixie Tube Ornament by ianContinuity Tester by neelandanUSB controlled mini lava lamps by jameshLED Floaties by TetranitratePC remote control by ZujusResistor Man by chrCustom Mirror by iammatouHonorable mentionThese 15 projects win an Instructables patch.boy crush mash-up T by liloBlanket With Built-In Hood by trialexKat Litter Cake -- Gifts Impossible to Re-Gift by trebuchet03Pocket Tripod by theRIAATeddy Bear Speaker by constructer of the oddHow to make a nice wooden sword by BobbyMikeTrendy note card gift set by outofthewoodsDisk Drive Dollar Bank by FrenchCrawlerJewelry or Serviette holder by puffin_juiceLucky Charms iPod Nano Gift Box by luckymonkeygarageGift Home made high power air BB gun for Christmas! by african_andy187How to bind a book by eleraamaPinball Coffee Table by heyrockerCustomizable Fleece Hats by ryzellonXylophone windchime from a children's toy by zieakThere were scores of fantastic projects, which made the judging quite difficult. (This is the best kind of problem to have, of course- keep up the great work!) Thankfully our judges were up to the challenge. Please give a round of virtual applause to judges jess, ian, LasVegas, rbhays, lisarea, GregDDC, Tool Using Animal, trebuchet03, randofo, jeffreyf, beemer, HeresyOfTruth, FrenchCrawler, turkey tek, zieak, mever, vatosupreme, ewilhelm, DavidBrown, numberandom, and fungus amungus. Judges weren't allowed to vote for their own projects.Since we only give one prize per person, these fine entries (which would otherwise have won prizes) don't appear above:Wine Bags by mdhaworthHand crank lego usb charger by Tetranitrate Frankenbear Synthamajig by randofoTelephone Handset Microphone by randofoWe'll contact the winners shortly via personal message with prize-claiming instructions.For circular linking, here are the original contest instructions.

Posted by canida 11 years ago


iPod Shuffle 2nd gen USB charger! DIY

Hey guys, im posting this up around some places because my gf had a 2nd gen shuffle the clamshell and all the guides for usb chargers didnt work, so i made my own... Just want to share for anyone who is wanting to do this as well.. www.microhaxo.com/hack

Posted by microhaxo 11 years ago


Women in Computer Science

There was a great article in this week's san francisco bay guardian about the interdisciplinary computer science program at mills college. the program is aim at students that would like to pursue a masters or phd in cs but did not study cs as an undergrad. link to program http://ics.mills.edu/link to article http://www.sfbg.com/entry.php?entry_id=2554&catid=4&volume_id=254&issue_id=276&volume_num=41&issue_num=15

Posted by ammeze 11 years ago


AAA Usb Charger Help

I just bought a new Sansa e260 and I've been looking at these usb chargers but they all use 9v or AA and i have a ton of rechargeable AAA battery's, There 1.2 v so 5 will be 5v. Will this work if i just make a case draw the power from them out via usb?

Posted by LeetLandon 11 years ago


A Pile of Junk

Can you believe my wife called it that? Here I find out that a friend of a friend's company is clearing out it's inventory, so I score for next to nothing, all this cool vintage tech. And the first thing my wife does is call it junk, and second tell me "Don't bring that into MY house". So I desperately need to boast somewhere. Here's what I got. A PII notebook (won't boot, past setup screen needs new cmos battery) A PIII notebook ( boots couple bad spots on screen (Thinking sacrificial computer for dangerous projects)) PIV notebook Cracked screen (Thinking of docking it to replace my crufty old celery desktop) PIII Desktop (needs harddrive (same destiny as the P3 notebook) LCD projection panel, just 640X480 but NIB. A video camera, old school tape, but top of the line for it's vintage. a laser printer and a eighties vintage teleconferencer. Went around giggling like Beavis all day. Acquire any cool junk recently?

Posted by Tool Using Animal 11 years ago


Moderation

Can somebody please start moderating what is in this group?There's so much non-batch file related nonsense._ =)Ouch

Posted by Ouch 11 years ago


My Great Idea.Help please

I iam new here and i was looking at some tutorials and i found the how to make a mecanical gun tutotial.I searched all over the and found these websites with tutotials bout this including www.rotteneggs.com,www.wikihow.com,and this one.I made my own mecanical gun out of: a PILOT pen not a BIC one.I chose pilot cause it is avalible on most countries.In a tutorial i read it said you can use pilot pens.Idiots. 2 rubberbands some tape(it is used to attach the eraser to the the body.Not neccecery in bic pens. ...................... Ok this is that parts that I invented not anyone else I. 1 1$ laser 2 a second pencil(ok i stole this idea from a comments. one super small handale.(like a staple but 1 centamiter loneger and harder. I am asking someone to make a tutoriol bout this(the laser the other pen and the handle) cause i am too lazy to do it plus i don't own i camera(my parents don't wanna give me theres)I will guide them on how to do it.Thanks.Please awnser.

Posted by reptie7 11 years ago


Using the flash from a disposable camera?

I recentaly took apart a digital camera hoping to be able to find a way to use the plain old flash when ever I wanted to to flash it at night at my friends. I acidently bridged and shocked my self owwie. But i still cant figure out how to use the flash once its out of the camera ofcourse with the circuit board and that still attchaed. Any help would be nice.

Posted by CowGuy 11 years ago


Where did you get your start?

Hey all, I've been looking through this site a lot, and I have been intrigued by all of the amazing projects. However, I feel my knowledge of electronics is very lacking. So my question is, how did you begin getting involved in electronics? Is there a web site I can go to, or a book I can read, that will explain to me all of the basics? For example, something that will explain fairly in-depth how circuit boards, transistors, resistors, and all of those great things work. I appreciate any help I can get.

Posted by navitatl 11 years ago


try this

Lego gunyou guys might like this, its a gun made out of lego and shots rubber bands. its pretty cool

Posted by evil_lemon 11 years ago


transmiter and reciever help

I am trying to build a reciever and transmiter, that when a button is pressed on the transmiter a switch will open on the reciever. ~100ft range. Maybe FM? any good websites

Posted by dogsrcool2me 11 years ago


Rf motion sensor connected to USB receiver

I am JUST getting into home builds and i want someone that can help me or make one for me.. I want a motion sensor device that can send a signal to a USB receiver.. I then want the usb receiver to inturpert the signal and do something .. - like open or toggle a program on that computer... ultimately it would be a cubical boss alert device.. when it detects motion it automatically flips my application! :) Any takers? Ryan

Posted by rmwilson 11 years ago


need help with opening .dxf files

'hy! can someone please tell me why i cant open these https://www.instructables.com/id/EKG5XR8LTCEP287MTQ/dxf files. i have AutoCAD 2005 and when i open file it says: Invalid or incomplete DXF inputThanx!

Posted by l8ka 11 years ago


Learn to solder month!

It's learn to solder month! Earn yourself an Instructables patch by sharing your soldering knowledge. Full details here: How to get an Instructables patch by contributing to "Learn to Solder Month".Also, be sure to check out our How to solder Instructable and all the rest of the soldering Instructables in the How to solder group.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


Ipod flash drive

Hey I was looking for a broken ipod mini the other day so I could get a new case for mine, and I noticed that many of them still have working hard drives. That's when it hit me. I was thinking, why let all that space go to waste, when you pay $80 at the store for just a 2 gig flash drive. Would it be possible to make a flash drive from the hard drive in the ipod? At first I was just going to wire the drive to a USB port, but I'm thinking that may not work. Does anybody out there know more about how flash drives work? I think I have a good idea, now I'm counting on your imput!

Posted by Ducky_2010 11 years ago


The Incredibly Complex Do Nothing Machine

AKA: Midnight MadnessI've been telling my friend for months to post this on the net. Well, he finally did! His description:AN ORIGINAL KINETIC SCULPTURE THAT IS COMPOSED OF HAND MADE AND INDUSTRIAL PARTS WHICH RUN AT RANDOM TO PRODUCE SOUND, LIGHTS AND MOVEMENT. 25"X25"X35"HIGH

Posted by LasVegas 11 years ago


welding how-tos?

I want to learn how to weld aluminum and steel. Anyone know of good sources of information and/or starter kits?

Posted by ravelgrane 11 years ago


Vessel Tempo (timetag) led mod

I got a vessel tempovessel tempo for xmas and it got broke so, i want to put 3 3mm leds inside it, and have them blink in patterns. so i need help with this programmy stuff since i have never done it and would know where to start. i dont mind wires as it will clip to my breast pocket. any help would be apprieceiated.the inside part shown is just for size ref.the usfull approx measurements are:2x1x1cm = boxthe window is about 0.5x1.5cm

Posted by aiden120000 11 years ago


Want your own factory for $2400?

Article in this weeks's New Scientist - they've developed a desk-top fabricator:The standard version of their Freeform fabricator – or "fabber" – is about the size of a microwave oven and can be assembled for around $2400 (£1200). It can generate 3D objects from plastic and various other materials. Full documentation on how to build and operate the machine, along with all the software required, are available on the Fab@Home website, and all designs, documents and software have been released for free.Unlike commercial equipment, the Fab@Home machine is also designed to be used with more than one material. So far it has been tested with silicone, plaster, play-doh and even chocolate and icing. Different materials can also be used to make a single object – the control software prompts the user when to load new material into the machine.Article: http://www.newscientisttech.com/article/dn10922?DCMP=NLC-nletter&nsref=Video of it in action: http://web.mae.cornell.edu/ccsl/temp/EvanMalone/FabAtHome/SqueezeBulbDemoMovie.wmvWhat would you build??

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago


The robot learned how to type - full text of comments and messages via email

After an intensive course in computers, the Instructables robot can now send you the full text of comments, notes on your Orangeboard, or personal messages! If you turned these emails off, consider turning them back on here: https://www.instructables.com/home/watchlistThe robot isn't quite up to the level of being able to handle your responses and send them to the proper place, but it's learning.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


The robot learned how to type - full text of comments and messages via email

After an intensive course in computers, the Instructables robot can now send you the full text of comments, notes on your Orangeboard, or personal messages! If you turned these emails off, consider turning them back on here: https://www.instructables.com/home/watchlistThe robot isn't quite up to the level of being able to handle your responses and send them to the proper place, but it's learning.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


TEP, lots of help for Gizmo makers

TEP supplies the How-toshttp://www.tep.org.uk/MUTR supplies the Materials.http://www.mutr.co.uk/Go there!

Posted by Edgar 11 years ago


anyone want to help? very small led project...

I have carfuly painted a extra set of macbook keyboard keys that i have with phosphorescent clear paint. I want to mount a little (as small as i can possible make it) box onto of the screen, in the middle, with a uv led in it (doesnt need to be high powered) so that it will cause the keys to illuminate to there full potential. what i need help with is wireing the project. i dont wanna use a usb port so im going to use a male to female usb coupler (http://www.mpja.com/productview.asp?product=15477+PL)... i want to wire the led into that so it can plug in and power the led and i can still use the usb port... Does this sound possible? can anyone give me tips or help? any opinions would also be apreciated!

Posted by DELETED_divxrippimp 11 years ago


Need some help here :P~

Let me tell you the situation:I dont live with my dad so I have almost no tools what so ever aka. no hot glue gun, no Soldering ironjust normal stuff like a hammer and a screw driver I wanna do things on this website likeThisthisorThisWhat do I need to buy do be able to do stuff like this:sofar on my shoping listHot glue gunSoldering iron(your opinions here)get it?O yah, almost forgot, Price isnt Too big of a deal but Id like to spend about $200max for the time being

Posted by Ndawg 11 years ago


4 whell drive with a basic gun on top

I made a car out of knex that is 4 whell drive and i was wondering what every one thorght andi finished my semi auto gun holds 30 blue poles will post it soon

Posted by knexman 11 years ago


Kiting injuries today at work

Don't expect any website updates in the next 12 hours, Rachel and I both drew blood while kite-buggying in the parking lot this afternoon. OK, the injuries are pretty minor in the scheme of things, I just wanted to brag that we went kiting during work, at work. Previously, I've always had to leave work to kite. We didn't take any pictures while actually out there, so I've included another image from my archive to show what it should look like. A sandy beach probably would have been a lot smarter than concrete. Oh well, I should probably order Instructables-team helmets.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


50 LED Light String

Im trying to wire a string of 50 LED's that are 200mA each. They are all connected in one long string, end to end (in series, I think). I'm having trouble trying to figure out what kind of power source and resistors to use and how to wire the resistors in. In the past I've wired 1 or 2 LED's to a 12 volt power source using a couple of resistors in parallel, but this project is much bigger and I'm worried about current loss and the very high voltage needed to power a string of 50 2 or 4 volt LED's in series... is that like, 100000 volts, or what?? Any guidance would be appreciated.

Posted by LEDNewbie 11 years ago


[Jewelry] Examples

Post examples of your work, or others', here.Jewelry Group

Posted by kqrpnb 11 years ago


[Jewelry] Resources

Post your jewelry making resources here. Please, only links to suppliers or instructions, tips, techniques, etc.Jewelry Group

Posted by kqrpnb 11 years ago


New group for jewelry makers

Hi all, I started a group for jewelry makers.

Posted by kqrpnb 11 years ago


My favorites from the week of 2007-01-01

Constructing a 3D Settlers of Catan BoardThis is a beautiful project that surely makes playing the game a lot more enjoyable.Drawing MachineWhen robots create our art, can complete robot domination be far behind? More robot created art here at Robot/Art and Flying Fan.Budget photographic lighting "tent"Awesome! I've been planning to cut out the bottom of my light tent so I can place it on top of a full place setting to get better food pictures.Bawls Blue Crystal LED LightA great derivative project that builds on other Bawls Instructables.

Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago


HOW DO YOU HOOK UP HEADPHONE JACKS?

I was working on an electronic igniter and i was wondering how to hook up headphone jacks and plugs correctly.

Posted by logan291sal 11 years ago


big guns

What do you think of big guns? how big does a knex gun have to be before it is too big? these are the questions that haunt me... -not really.

Posted by Mepain 11 years ago


fire wire

Hi if you do poi wid fire wire it looks so kool

Posted by mattadams 11 years ago


NEED HELP! LED project .....

Hello, I'll make this as quick and simple as possible ... I'm working on making a headlight for my motorcycle (Kawasaki KLR 650) ... I have about 55 watts to work with (probably a little more than that now) ... it has to run on a 12v system... How much light is it possible to produce with this amount of power? ( I might have as much as 60 - 90 watts to work with, as I've swichted all the other lights on the bike to LEDs so my power usage is down from stock) It would have to have a running light ... and a "bright" light. I have no experience with LEDs, and A minimal amount with electronics. Any help would be apreciated.... I have no idea where to start with this... Requirements: Waterproof Super Bright (brighter than a 55w halogen bulb, would like to be as bright at possible) dim and bright mode Able to run in 0 - 130 degrees ferenheight evironment(spelling)

Posted by Lead_Magnet 11 years ago


Must find parts for CO2 gas project urgently please

I am currently working on a project that utilizes CO2 and tubing. The gas will be at <10psi, but due to the structure I must acquire two specific parts. Would anyone know exactly where I could purchase: - T-valves (0.1" outside diameter) - Check valves (0.1" outside diameter) They both must be able to withstand 10psi or higher. Thanks!

Posted by SubZero7 11 years ago


Valve question

Hi all ... my first post is actually a question. I have been searching for the name of a specific type of valve. More specifically the name of the valve in a refillable butane lighter (the intake valve). The little brass valve that is usually at the bottom. I need something similar for a proeject I am working on but after looking for a while I have yet even to come up with a specific name for it. Also, if somebody could tell me where I could find some (doesn't have to be brass - as long as it is metal) ... I need about 20 minimum to begin with. Thank you very much, Iza Bl..

Posted by izablue 11 years ago


Is there a particular season for ginger root?

I was grocery shopping... one place (a Walmart Neighborhood Market) did not have any ginger (they did about two months ago). The next place (Publix -- a large supermarket chain in the south east) had some, but most of it was moldy and disgusting (surprising because Publix tends to keep very high standards). Just curious if there's a reason why I can't find any. I'm looking to experiment with homemade ginger ale - I had some in a restaurant, so I want to do some testing to come up with a similar recipe :D

Posted by trebuchet03 11 years ago


licensing an instructable

Salutations! This is a fantastic site. I'm brand new, so throw underhand for a little bit. I saw a link here somewhere, where it explained the different types of licensing for instructables...and I can't find it. Someone please point me in the right direction. Also, if you can just nutshell if for me right here, that would be awesome. Just...put it in a nutshell. Just bottom-line it for me. Just give me the nuts and bolts. Don't sugarcoat it, just give it to me straight. Just the fax, ma'am. Just... I'm considering putting some moderately cool stuff here, and I'd like to be well-prepared. TANKS! BTW, is there a preview function for posting? or an edit function?

Posted by Scrupulous 11 years ago


Radio Shack

Hi everyone, i'm completely new here, and have had a good look around, anbd a quick look on these forums, and I have a question, which I am sure has been asked before but I couldnt find it.... What is the English equivilent (sp?) of Radio Shack? I can't seem to think of anywhere, at least near me, that sells electronic components and such such.. Thanks BBD

Posted by BBDM 11 years ago


Instructazine? Good/Bad idea? (Open sourced by the way :) )

What is Instructazine you all say? Well it’s pretty much this…A magazine by the makers for the makersThere should be a little section in this website that contains 3 subsections...> A instructazine development wiki> 'The current issue of Instructazine> And an archive of past InstructazinesThe Making Of Instructazine:Radical eh?Well the open sourced bit of this idea is that anybody within this community (that’s you and me!) can contribute towards the next issue of the Instructazine. This is much like wikipedia, but working towards the next magazine.Once everyone has contributed within the deadlines, others would start compile these pages together and released it in multiple formats. (Html, Pdf, Jpg, A physical hard copy magazine)The Link System:The link to the current issue is provided by Instructables free of charge. However if you want to support Instructables, it would be very nice if you could order a physical copy of the Instructazine, in which you are paying for the print and an optional donation to Instructables depending on how much you think you should donate. (Although I personally wouldn’t mind if there is a minimum of a dollar donation)Sound pretty cool isn’t it?Too bad it doesn’t exist yet!>Now lets see if anybody here think it’s a good idea?>Also if such initiative would go ahead by the owner of this site, will you gladly do you bit to help out?-Signed Akimbomidget

Posted by akimbo m 11 years ago


LED Light via USB?

Hi guys, I've been searching about, and this seems to be quite the vibrant community for DIY gadgets. I'd like to have as final product, a led light connected to a PC via USB - that has a software-controlled dim functionality (ie, 1 is on, 0 is off, values valid 1 < x < 0). I'm a seasoned programmer, but the hardware side of things has always been a mystery. Where to begin? Is this a complex project? Cheers. Alex

Posted by Saeven 11 years ago