How do I make a 550 cord bracelet with a bdu button closure? Answered

I need to figure out how to secure the botton to the 550 cord and get it to stay.

Asked by Got cord 8 years ago


Is there a way to curl headphone cords with out ruining them??? Answered

Hello all,,, I was just wondering if there is a way to curl headphone cords with out ruining them? Like melting the plastic or something...Hopefully we can use the help for my kids DS cords as well.

Asked by bigmark 6 years ago


How do I fold up my long extension cord?

I have seen very long extension cords that look woven instead of a role.  How do I do this?

Asked by JohnR393 1 year ago


I need to repair my laptop power chord. do I need to keep the thick thing in the cord?

There is a thick part on the power cord close to the jack. I dont have enough wire left to put a new jack on. Can I cut out the thick part?

Asked by dgs2 8 years ago



Telephone

I have an old GE corded phone... Is there anyway I can turn this into a cordless phone?

Posted by popit 10 years ago


Anchoring a Hemma cord set into an old metal lampshade?

I need help in figuring out how to get a Hemma cord set to be held in place within the large open hole in the metal lampshade.? The hole is about 4 inches in diameter. Pictures attached!Or if you have any other ideas of how to turn it into a functional hanging lamp, I'd really appreciate it!In case the pictures don't attach - http://www.flickr.com/photos/sarahlovesyou/sets/72157617576483268/

Asked by sarahlovesyou 8 years ago


Anyone have a good/inexpensive source for small braided nylon, 1.4mm or similar?

 Anyone have a good/inexpensive source for small braided nylon, 1.4mm or similar? I am learning to make nets and can't find a source for decent small cord close to me and the cord that I do have is really slick and a beast to try to work with.

Asked by whydoihavetosignup 8 years ago


how can i make a ethernet cord splitter so i can hook up two computers to my one (cable one) modem?

I have a desktop in two rooms of my house and only one modem with just one ethernet port on it. so i can only hook up one computer at a time. i need both desktops hooked up and dont have the money for a modem with 2 ethernet ports on it. i have lots of extra random cords layin around. i usually can figure out how to do this sort of thing but im stuck. my modem has the cable home phone and internet all on it and it all has to b plugged in for anything to work. i got the cable to another end of the house by taking a short cable cord and plugging it into a splitter. so i could run a cable cord to my living room and my other room without having to pay for extra rooms. but i cant do that with the internet and i need to know how. can someone please help me?

Asked by dayday420 7 years ago


Is there a DIY solution to wrangling my air compressor hose?

My 25ft air compressor hose will take any opportunity to tangle and I would love to be able to use it without buying a pre made hose reel.

Asked by barmecide 9 years ago


Key Retractor How to Make

Has anyone figured out how to make your own key retractor/key reel/badge reel? I use them a lot, but none of them have exactly the features I'm looking for. Ideally, I'd like something with: Metal case loop to attach to belt/pants/whatever with string or wire stainless steel retractable wire split ring on retracting end

Posted by jmalin 5 years ago



splicing a power cord together

I want to make a laptop power supply cord longer by connecting two power supply cords together. My question is? one power supply cord has a ( RED WIRE AND A WHITE WIRE) and the other power supply cord has a (WHITE WIRE AND A GREY WIRE). Which wires do I solder together to make the wiring correct.

Posted by eljero 5 years ago


How can you make a wide paracord bracelet out of only one piece of cord? Answered

Similar to this ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Wide-Paracord-Bracelet/ ) but only one piece so it can have a single long piece of cord, or is it just not possible? -TheWaddleWaaddle

Asked by TheWaddleWaaddle 6 years ago


Help with what type of motor I should get

Ok well I've made a cord/wire reel for a 30m long internet cord, that I use for my xbox 360. I made it using 2 of those cd stacks holders. like this:[=====] II II II II[=====]Then put a cut half newspaper over so that the cord doesn't have to make tiny circles.It's really annoying when I reel the cord back in cause I have to turn the reel or else the cord gets twisted. I cant just grab the cord and wrap it around the reel. If you dont get what I mean then think of it as if you had pack up some string so you grab the string in one hand and use the the other to wrap it around. Thats what I cant do instead I have to rotated the hand thats holding the string other wise the cord gets twisted.So what I thought was that I could either get a motor that reels it in for me and I can also pull it out without damaging the motor or I could use something that you use to reel in a garden hose.The cord and the reel way a tiny bit over 1kg.Any ideas on what motor I shouldget or how to build the reel in thingy.

Posted by Protolisk 10 years ago


Easier starting chainsaw?

Is it possible to make a pull-cord chainsaw (Stihl 029) easier to start?  I'm in my mid-seventies and have lost much of my former strength, as such, I have extreme difficulty starting the saw initially. Once it's warmed-up, no problema, but after sitting for a few days, well—.  Anyone have a suggestion (aside from buying an electric saw which will not be practical, because of the cord length)?    

Asked by jackew 6 years ago


How can I hook up cheap dollar store headphone cord with jack to a mini speaker from a hallmark card? Answered

I keep playing around with it and eventually i get a short blast of music and then lose it. i really need help

Asked by DoctorDv 5 years ago


XBox plug an play: can you get it to work with a USB wall charger??

Title pretty much covers it. I have a planed project in mind, but for it to work, I need to have the xBox plug-n-play cord to work with a standed wall USB charger, no a computer/xbox.

Asked by DoctorWoo 5 years ago


Can anyone identify this cable? + bonus question

I've taken some pics of a cord that's coming out of a camcorder LCD display I salvaged from an old camcorder. Can anyone identify it? I counted 28 pins. I also have a second question. I was hoping to connect the LCD display to a webcam so if anyone would be willing to provide any insight on that, I'd appreciate it :) Thanks in advance!

Posted by WrittenRomance 7 years ago


Prawn or Shrimp made from string

Very recentley i saw a prawn or shrimp made from knotted rope in three colours with a keychain attached, been having a look round the net and cant find anything similar...does anyone here have a pattern or idea where i can get the instructions for it? i keep getting recipes!

Posted by tartanthing 7 years ago


what should a hotel General Manager do with all the forgotten Cell phone chargers

I'm a General Manager at a hotel and have worked at a number of different hotels through the years. Every place I've ever worked there is always a huge bin of long lost cell phone chargers. We've looked at donating them to charities but haven't found anyone in need or a use for them. I've used some in the past for projects. Is there any other uses for these or a place that people could use them. As a service to our guests we always keep a few around for the guests that forgot theirs at home but we always have more then we would ever use for that purpose.

Posted by dag4415 8 years ago


HDMI to VGA cable? Answered

Hi, I recently bought a HDMI to VGA cord for my Raspberry Pi (V. 1).  After I received it, I tried it, but it did not work.  I did some research and from what I can find, running the cord straight from the Pi to a VGA screen will not work.  Is this correct?  Is there any way to use this cord?  Or is this just a useless cord?  Thanks in advance.  :)

Asked by salomon1996 5 years ago


how to make a laptop cord Answered

I have a Toshiba laptop model is psaa8u-syl02k serial is x6023956Q it may have a dead batter as well or one that wont charge where can I buy one for this laptop I am just thinking ahead but the cord is the main problem now and thanks everyone.

Asked by dogofwar 7 years ago


Wiring an indoor extension cord to a small switch?

Hi - I need to take an indoor extension cord like this and wire it to a switch like this. I'm assuming I can just cut one of the two wires within the extension cord and connect either end to a prong on the switch.  Actually, I'm almost positive that will work. The real question here: is it safe? So, will this switch be able to hand the electricity from the outlet running through it? Thanks, Adam

Asked by Adambowker98 4 years ago


Laptop "plug" upgrade/replacement question.?

I have an Asus K53SV Laptop and the power jack is busted, like the internal connections are loose.  I'm looking to upgrade it to a panel-mount one that's screwed into the case instead mounted to the mother-board. How do I find out which kind to order online?  It's not like I can go to the barrel-jack store with my laptop brick and see which one fits.  Is there a standard sizing scheme or something?  I couldn't find one. Also, is there a MagSafe like system for this?  I'd love to have it come apart if someone trips over the cord (again... that's why it's broken now... >.<)

Asked by jongscx 4 years ago


Can I cut the end of a computer keyboard power cord and connect a USB cord to it?

I just got into electronics and I really like LEDs. I started looking around the house for some, but I might just go buy brand new ones. Well, I still have my old computer and I took apart the keyboard for LEDs. Instead of trying to take the LEDs out of it, I decided to keep everything together. The power cord is connected to the other board thing (a motherboard or baseboard?) It is one of the kind that have the 6 long pieces that makes a circle-like shape. I want to know if I can make that end a USB. www.quarkr.com/app/upload/product/20090525/image(962).jpg I see that in this image this is something that I want to do. But everything from the keyboard is still connected. I hope I am explaining this clearly enough.

Asked by AnitaCHawk 8 years ago


Where can I purchase the buckle to make the bracelet?

I am trying to make a Paracird bracelet. Do you know where I can purchase the buckle from... I need to be able to order online and they need to be able to ship to an APO address.

Asked by Trek2300 8 years ago




Trying to connect Samsung mb ph cord to IPad cord

Hi i have s Sansung galaxy S mb ph & trying to connect cords for tethering my Ipad. is there an adaptor available to join both Usb cords. thanks Kitty

Posted by Kitty532 5 years ago


where to find usb cord

Where can i find a usb cord for these projects?

Posted by killer7 10 years ago



Laptop power cord?

How do I find out which part of my power cord is bad?

Asked by jillsmith37 6 years ago




deconstructing HEMMA light socket end

Does anyone know how to take apart the socket end of IKEA's HEMMA light "fixture". I'm sure it's easy, but so far it has me stumped. I'm trying to shorten the cord's length.

Posted by iankhammond 8 years ago


Does anyone want me to make an instructable on how to make string out of (stinging) nettle plants (or similar)? Answered

 This depends on what sort of plants I can find around my house and how much revision and coursework I have to wade through.

Asked by DELETED_zoltzerino 8 years ago


Wiring Arduino Help

I included 2 images of the wiring I have. What seems to be the problem, when I push 1 button it changes the input of both of them. What's wrong? I'm almost 100% this is a wiring issue. I put an LED behind the bottom button, but when I push the top button, the LED turns off.

Posted by cwolter 4 years ago



Corded to cordless

I've seen lots of instructables on turning cordless tools into corded tools, but not a single one the other way round. I want to know how it works the other way round. How do you make a corded tool into a cordless? Please, please help!

Posted by isaacacheampong 12 months ago



How do you make a para cord bracelet?

How do you make a parachute cord bracelet with 2 colors a not and where do you buy the cheapest para cord?

Asked by Olivia300 6 years ago


How do I rewind the cord on a whipper snipper? I want to be able to still bump the centre to release more cord.

 I have an electric whipper snipper [weed whacker / cord trimmer].  The cord ran out and I've bought replacement cord from my local hardware shop, but can't find ANYTHING on the web on how to rewind the cord so that when I bump the centre of the spool the cord will still come out.  I have done an online search for the manufacturer of both the cord and the machine.  The cord manufacturer has a website but nothing on it to show how to use their product!  Even worse, the manufacturer of the machine has NO hits on my Google search (Warrior - an electric model bought from Bunnings) There is an arrow on the spool showing the direction you should wind the cord in, but I read somewhere else online that the arrow shows the direction you should turn the spool when you rewind it, rather than actually winding the cord that way. Someone do an 'ible', please!

Asked by Tamaresque 8 years ago


USB mouse cord as power cable?

Hi, is it possible to use an old USB mouse cord as a USB cable? I tried connecting a 5v motor to an old mouse cord but it wont work. The cord has a red, green, blue, and white wires. I hooked the red and white wires to the motor, but with no results. Any help?

Asked by sinner_93 6 years ago


Is the Ipod touch 2nd generation charger cord the same as the ipod nano 6th generation's? Answered

Planning on getting a 6th gen nano, and wanted to know if it would work with my docking station.

Asked by RedneckAsian 7 years ago


Looking for a iTouch USB cord wiring diagram? Repairing the USB cord

Hey, I have two old USB cords form my iPod Touch laying around, and I took one apart to find that two of the wires simply pulled free of the part that goes into the iPod. I'm not willing to risk blindly soldering them back on and hopefully not frying my iPod to test it out, without at least a few tips as to which wire goes where. Could anyone help me? The four wire colors are green, blue, orange, and white. Orange and white are the ones that pulled free. Thanks :)

Posted by mojobo1 6 years ago


My Laptop Is Broke. But how? Answered

I have an old dinosaur laptop (a Fujitsu Life-book C2330 approx. 7 years old.) that worked up until very recently. I packed it up in my closet for a few weeks, and when I decided to re-purpose it, the laptop wouldn't power up. I believe the problem is not in the laptop itself, but in its power transformer. When the transformer was working, it would make a high-pitch, low volume, whine. But now the transformer only whines once for a half second every five seconds. This could maybe be attributed to a blown capacitor or other electronic mishap. If that is the case however, it would probably be more worth my time buying a new transformer. My second idea is that the transformer has been damaged but usable for a while, but the laptop requires a slight charge of some kind in the battery to get it going, and the old transformer doesn't have the guts to give that charge. Metaphorically leaving me with a car with a dead battery, trying to jump-start off another car with another dead battery. If this is the case, then I should buy a new battery. My third idea is that both the transformer and the battery are not the problem, and it is the power jack that is the problem. I had to open the computer up not too long ago to re-solder the loose power jack. The screws that attached a ridiculously large EMI cage to the motherboard were stripped, so I had to drill them out, and then bend the EMI cage about 45 degrees. That allowed me to fix the power cord, but it also damaged my internal wireless card. After putting it all back in one piece, the laptop worked fine until I bought a new one, when I put it in my closet and forgot about it. Which brings me back to the thought that the power jack is broken. But it doesn't look broken at all, it doesn't feel broken, and it doesn't jiggle in the laptop. And if the jack is broken, I might as well just give up. The last possibility, is that the laptop, the transformer, the battery, and the power jack are all usable, but the power cord, which looks fine on the outside, might have lost its conductivity, or become frayed and detached inside its rubber casing. Which can be easily fixed by opening it up and reattaching the wires. That's my situation. I don't know which of these ideas it is, but it has to be one of them. I appreciate any help I can get. Sorry for the bad image quality. Not that the pictures help much anyway. Thanks, Sam

Asked by martzsam 7 years ago


how do i directly connect my ps3 to my computer with out going through my tv?

I need to bypass my tv because it is not working, i would like to go straight into the back of my computer screen with it. i have no hdmi hook up for it in the back nor do i in my cpu. i don't have the red yellow white cable connection in the back either. i just have the (vga?) i think thats it. blue almost rectangle. any way? tks for your help

Asked by dstroup 8 years ago


Which wire within cord goes to which terminal ? Answered

So it doesn't matter which wire goes to which terminal at either the plug or the lamp end of the cord?

Asked by MollieB4 1 year ago