crazy CTRL key on HP keyboard HELP~!!!~

I have an HP keyboard, the CTRL key I used to use to be able to clk mouse on web page drop down box of multiple items , hold CTRL key and select multiple items from box. NOW I do the above and when I press the CTRL key it Opens a new Internet window..Will not alloe me to multi select anything. HELP this is driving me Nuts...

Topic by gogrannygo 


Old Laptop----> Digital Photo Frame

This is an idea for a craft project: I'd like to have a digital photo frame, but I just can't bring myself to pay $200 for one. Now, I've got an old laptop sitting around the house that is slower than frozen mollasses, but has a nice big LCD screen goin' for it. It could definitely handle a photo slideshow. It's just a question of changing the laptop physically so it will hang on the wall and look nice-- remove all the unecessary stuff and strap what you still need to the back of the LCD and voila! I've had this idea for a while now, but there's no way in heck I have enough technical expertise to pull it off. So, I'm puttin' it out there to all you people who are smarter than me. One of yall is bound to be smart enough to pull it off. And then the rest of us will follow in your footsteps-- stand on your shoulders as it were-- and turn our old, crappy, laptops into nifty new peices of gadgety wall art.

Topic by Ke11iente   |  last reply


Check out this Awesome Ship Propulsion System

Http://www.voithturbo.de/vt_en_pua_marine_vspropeller.htmTo see it in action -- click "Open iVSP - Interactive VSP Program" on the bottom half of the page.Just wondering if anyone got as excited as I did... or at least just as amazed as I was :p

Topic by trebuchet03   |  last reply


Instructables group on Youtube

A couple days ago we made a group on Youtube for the Launch It! entries. You can check that out here:http://youtube.com/group/launchitSo now we decided to go and make another group for ALL of instructables. That one is now here:http://youtube.com/group/instructablesTo add a video to either group all you need to do is join the group and then click the "Add to Groups" link under any video you want to add. There are just over 30 videos in the group now, but there are many more videos to be added so add a few if you have the time.

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


food for teeth ?

Hello. I've heard that teeth were able to absorb some substances/molecules thanks to the porosity of the enamel. Unlike bones, as they are not self-regenerating from the outside, I was wondering what substances may be usefull to offset the erosion of the enamel (remineralization ?). Is there something that could be concidered as a "food" for teeth ? Also, about dental caries, as they are mainly caused by bacteria eating "fermentable carbohydrates" who generate acidity, here is a question that may sound stupid, but that is serious : - to make the work of those bacteria harder, is it better to sleep with the mouth wide opened (oxygened mouth) or with the mouth closed (anaerobic conditions) ?

Topic by chooseausername   |  last reply


Assembly on Windows

A while ago, I started learning assembly with FASM and as much as I tried I couldn't do it, it was impossible...all I found was 9 year old tutorials and stuff that I understood, but still didn't make sense to me, I would really like to learn assembly on windows and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? EDIT: I have programmed in other languages in the past including C++ and PHP

Topic by CogitoErgoSum   |  last reply


OOPS! SONY DID IT AGAIN - NEW MALWARE ROOTKITS

If you have a SONY product you're screwed. Especially SONY USB products for PC's. Drop the bomb on SONY and let them go OOB with a bang!!! Love your Playstation? Just hack the $#!+ out of it! SONY forfeited their DMCA rights. Stop brown-nosing SONY or you'll get computer-AIDS! They haven't learned their lesson. Search for SONY USB ROOTKIT and get as pi$$ed as me! SONY is the reason I haven't touched Windows since their first illegal megahack in 2005. They either owe me a fortune or I own their sorry @$$3$!!! (By default they acknowledge my Pandora's Box/Predictive Music Synth tech, since they did not choose to instead compensate me for actual damages by "SPECIFIC HARM MUSIC" ... which they did not acknowledge as Malware). I am not liable for this rant. I have first amendment rights and this is true.

Topic by VIRON   |  last reply


My monitor screwed?

I've got a 19 inch flat screen crt monitor hooked up to my mac. And when I play my music really loud, the image almost shakes like it would if I had the stereo hooked up to the power bar with it like it used to be. The stereo is on it's own breaker right now, but is it doing that from the actual vibration of the picture tube or is it dieing on me?

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


Adding remotecontrols to electric devices

I am looking to add a remote control to a circuit board which controls two separate motors (forward/backward and left/right) The control should be pressure sensitive. right now the control is a mounted 4 directional switch (like on a motorized wheel chair). How can I add a remote to it? I have an old R/C car board, and the remote that goes with it.

Topic by DaMadProfessor 


Variable Speed on a DC motor

Hi everyone, Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can slow down the roatational speed of a 14.4V DC motor? Its come out of a cordless drill and I have another project to put it to use but it rotates too fast at the moment. I have 2 options: 1) Use a variable resistor to slow down the speed 2) Use a gearing system In an ideal world I would prefer to use the variable resistor, as then I could change the speed of the motor quickly and effortlessly. Mechanical circuits are not my best skill and Ive already burnt out a cheap potentiometer (presumably too much current?) so I need to think more inteligently about what the design should be rather than just bolting components on the side of it. If anyone has any ideas please feel free, im open to all suggestions at the moment. Thanks Mat.

Topic by mathewjenkinson   |  last reply


iPod 2G to iPod 5G Hard Drive Converter

I have two iPod 5Gs (iPod w/ video), and one of them went through my washing machine. I also have an iPod 2G (with the actual spinning wheel), and I want to transplant the larger 30G hard drive into the older iPod. I opened them up, and was disappointed to find out that the connectors were different. Does anyone know if there is any way to connect the larger hard drive to the old iPod?

Topic by Ora 


iRobot deadline?

Hey everyone-How are you doing with your iRobot Creates? I notice that nobody's posted yet- would a (short!) extension help you out?Let me know how you're doing.

Topic by canida   |  last reply


HELP! i need help with sound activated flash!!!

Hello, i have recently been intrested high speed photography. I have rigged a cheap external flash to be fired when you tough two external wired together. I wanted to make some kind of circuit that would trigger the flash when there was a loud sound. I have almost no experience with soldering, soldering, or anything with the sort. i do not have very much money to spend on this particular project. I have noidea what to do, so any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks!

Topic by TheMediocreNinja   |  last reply


Electromagnet Trouble

I'm in the development stages for my entry into the Launch It contest. Right now I'm just experimenting (or trying to) with scale electromagnets. I'm using solid core insulated copper wire from RadioShack, and a nearly fresh 9v battery. I tightly wound the wire around a finishing nail, which happened to already be magnetic, but am not getting any improvement in the magnetic field. It seems to be the same, weak size. Am I doing something wrong, or do I just need to step the size up? Thanks!

Topic by Bran   |  last reply


flexible light rope or similar light moving device

Am searching for method to replace old or upgrade new idea for creating safe toy which allows child to operate from control box or reistat the movement of color lights through safe tubing- similar to light rope but changable through speed and direction. Mostly speed. Enough rope to shape into any form. thanks, west virginia kate

Topic by west virginia kate   |  last reply


How Can I Make A Controller with a built in mic

My xbox 360 headset was crap when i bought 360 the ear piece fell of so i cut the end of the wire attached to the headset.#3 is gone And The Wire In between #1 And #2 i have. So how could i build it into the 360 controller?

Topic by nameless   |  last reply


PC Test rack

I read an instructable a couple of weeks ago on a PC Test rack, basicly allowing you to test a PC without a case, but I can't find it. I've searched for ages but can't find it at all. Any help on finding it would be appreciated.

Topic by Josho   |  last reply


Computer controlled remote control

Anyone here have ideas on creating a computer-automated cable box remote control, so that I could use my computer to schedule when to turn the cable box on/off as well as have the computer make the remote select the appropriate channel?

Topic by etelos   |  last reply


psi and fps??

I am wondering how much fps/ a 300 psi/ is. Iam icelandic and not wery good at english but man when i´m finished making my air rifle you´ll get the best instructable you´ve ever seen!!!

Topic by Enzo55   |  last reply


Got any ideas???

I was wondering if anybody has some drawings on how to make an gas/gun our a.k.a air gun.Gas chargers.These gas chargers show at the link above are all i can get at Iceland, They do not sell air guns in iceland.And it would not hurt if this gun could shoot multiple shots from the same gas/cream charger.So i ask: Got drawings???

Topic by Enzo55   |  last reply


Science Fair and iRobot Challenge Close This Friday

Both the Science Fair Contest and the iRobot Challenge end on Friday. So if you have some cool scientific principle you want to demonstrate or an iRobot trick to pull off, now is the time to get working on it. We've seen some cool science fair projects, but we want more! Remember, top prize is $1,500 at amazon.com. So get crackin' and make some awesomeness for all of us to enjoy.

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


How's that iRobot project going?

So, hows the project coming? I hit a snag--my Chumby died. But how is everyone else's project going? I tried to get this to be in the iRobot group, but it didn't work...

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


Solar power for a laptop

Hello everyone I have an idea to build a solar power suppl for a laptop using a 12"x12" solar cell. M question is this, if I solder the leads from a power inverter to the solar cell, it should be able to power or charge a laptop correct? Is there something else I would have to do?

Topic by DaMadProfessor   |  last reply


Building a sound reactive lightbus/module visualizer

Hello fellow instructables.com dwellers!!I am wanting to do a case mod with a window of frosted plexi glass and have LED lights behind it for show. I also want to be able to make them dance to music or whatever goes through my soundcard and cannot find a good instructable for this.What I understand is that you need a sound reactive module hooked up to your lights and have seen these things for sale on ebay, but no info on how to build my own.here are some links to videos who us this tech in lighting:LED visualizerexternal cold cathodsON A DS!!sunbeam lightbusmorelast oneSryy bout all those links : )So if anyone can help me find a DIY guide for something like any of these, or any info that will prevent me from having to buy one and have no idea how to mod it. Thanks to everyone who replies in advance, and wish me luck.

Topic by The Jesus Panda   |  last reply


New Cell, Pictures look good on the screen, but not really.

I got a new cell phone in the mail, my v220 died (and then came back to life the day I got the new one). So rogers, the cleaver folks, sent me a v360, knowing that's not what I asked for, and the v220 being a $500 something phone, I know for a fact that this one is only worth a few $$ (I would know as my sister has the same one). The buggers eh? But on the the main part, the pictures looked impressive compared to my v220, well on the screen they do. But actually on the computer? Complete shit, you tell me? Ps.- Yea, that's my buddy, holding his new "toy", a water pipe, but lemonie should know exactly what it is.

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


Keeping our troops in Iraq cool in the 104 degree weather

Any idea's of keeping our troops cool in Iraq? Temperature rises to 100's during the day. Seems our government only has more cumbersome vests with (the lightest) cooling motors of 6 pounds and from what I gather can only be used in a vehicle.

Topic by lmolli   |  last reply


Mod my Treo 600

Would you like to turn a Treo 600 with a bad screen into a robot or....? I'm willing to give it away to someone who wants to experiment with it, if you'll pay for shipping (or you can pick it up in San Fran.) Susie

Topic by susie   |  last reply


Filtering Results

I think I've started to figure out how your sorting works, for instance /type:, /category:_, /keyword:_. But I have a few questions...Is there way to do an OR statement? If I do https://www.instructables.com/tag/type:instructable/category:art/category:food/ (which is an awesome combination, BTW), it shows results for art AND food, is there a way to do art OR food?Also, is there a way to do a without? Say, without the keyword "cool"?

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


viewing instructables offline?

Recently i posted an instructable on striking safety matches with-out the box, however, it was sadly un-published because it didnt have a video (don't worry i'm fixing the one i've got!) and since it has been unpublished it has recieved 30 views? i have only looked at it 3 times?? can someone shed light on my querie please?

Topic by andy60   |  last reply


I hit my 999 comment taday

I was sending my Instructables page to my friend on aim and I looked at my comments and I had made 999. I'm so happy.

Topic by TheCheese9921   |  last reply


UV LEDs - I have a plan...

I have a plan for an Instructable, and it needs several UV LEDs. #1 son has a toy sonic screwdriver with a UV LED for showing up secret messages. However, it is also quite visibly purple.Can anybody recommend UV LEDs that emit the most UV and least visible light?

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Talk at Google

Just in case you haven't been keeping up with our blog, I gave a talk at Google on Tuesday with Tetranitrate and T3h_Muffinator. More info, slide deck, and 45 minutes of video are available here. Yes, we did talk about K'Nex. And fire.We're starting to use the blog quite a bit more- keep an eye on it!

Topic by canida   |  last reply


Launch It! Video Group on YouTube

We just created a new group on YouTube to collect all of the Launch It! Challenge entries into one tidy li'l place. If you want to just see the videos of all the entries to get a feel for what to do for your video, check it out. Launch It! Challenge video groupIf you put a video on YouTube and want to add it to the group, just join the group. Then, when you're looking at your own video, click the "Add to Group" link.

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Great Laser Cutter Usage

Nothing says "I love you and I want to live with you forever" better than laser-cut foamcore.Note: This is not me. full storyvia digg

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


What technology from TV, movies or books would you most like to see become a reality?

I'm part of a "Technology Battle Royale" that will be hosted by the Ninja from "Ask A Ninja." One of the questions for this event is "What technology from TV, movies or books would you most like to see become a reality?"Yes, I know this sounds ridiculous, and it is. More links once the website is live.In the meantime, what do you think? Help me answer the question. This is the first of two questions this week, the second is here.Edit:The battle site is now live here: http://www.fmbattleroyale.comDisclosure: The FM site is being sponsored by Toshiba, who is also an advertiser on Instructables.

Topic by ewilhelm   |  last reply


Fancy winning £1000?

It's not an Instructables competition, but it's right up our street. The challenge is to make an "alternative umbrella":Design and make an alternative umbrella using partly or wholly recycled materials. Your umbrella can be an object of practical beauty or bizarre charm, and made to any scale.Since the competition is on #1 son's birthday, we'll be entering. If you're going to be in the Southwold area in September, you could enter. If you're not going to enter, how about posting some ideas I could pinch?http://www.flyingegg.co.uk/

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Clever gadget sock case idea, need advice

I just made my first instructable!!!, which is a clever little play on the quintessential "ipod"/gadget sock case...I have an idea to make the same type of case for something possibly as large as a laptop... Unfortunately, I do not have a sock that wide, nor am i willing to knit my own sock that large.. Any ideas on what sort of available alternative I could use? (I was thinking of cutting up an old hoodie...)Instructable here

Topic by urlostinmyworld   |  last reply


UV Surface Mount LEDs

I am currently modifying an iBook G3 so that, among other things, it will be fluorescent orange. Currently, when the computer sleeps, a white LED illuminates through the casing. Since the casing will now be fluorescent, I would like to replace the white surface mount LED with an ultraviolet one, so that the case will glow as the computer is sleeping. I was wondering if someone could help me out by telling me where I might be able to purchase an ultraviolet surface mount LED? P.S. The image included will be stenciled and mirrored on each side of the apple on the top of the iBook.

Topic by Ora   |  last reply


Need help

I need some help trying to make a circuit for an instructable im gonna post. its supposed to be a candy jar, with leds in the cap, but i cant figure out a ciruit for all the Leds to be on a series circuit. can some one tell me if this is possible, or do the leds have to be on a parrallel circuit. im new to electronics.

Topic by lawizeg   |  last reply


Note help?

Im using mozilla firefox, and when i go to add notes to my instructables pictures, i just get a cancel sign...Its really annoying, and my first isnt goin to well. Im sure others have had this problem..well, thats about it. thanks.

Topic by Sofa-King   |  last reply


making webcam/monitor

Hello i am hoping that i can build a simple webcam or monitor with a cellphone that i've stripped down. i have the image sensor... i am just a beginner at electronics so i dont know much about it. i hope its possible to make one (i really really wanted to make one no matter what it takes) i have some other tools like the essential breadboard, capacitors, resistors, and some other stuffs thanks!

Topic by J50Nunlimited   |  last reply


Mods and Admin Needed!

I know I have started a lot of threads lately, and I apologize, but this will be my last thread for a few days.http://triadplanet.orgThat is my website. It is looking pretty empty now. I would LOVE to add content to it, but I need some help!I am searching for 5 people who would make good admins. Below I have included a list of needed skills to apply:-Moderate Amount of Free Time-Love of Games, Geekery, or Development (of any kind)-Basic HTML knowledge-Ability to copy/paste HTML text to add to front page-Devotion to the internet-Ability to write articles and post messages-Maturity and restraintI am also searching for 10 people who would make good mods. Below I have included a list of skills needed to apply:-Moderate Amount of Free Time-Love of Games, Geekery, or Development (of any kind)-Basic forum knowledge-Basic phpBB knowledge-Ability to modify forums-Ability to write articles including stickies and announcements-Maturity and restraint-Devotion to the internet-A partridge in a pear tree.If you are interested in signing up, please PM me here, email me at murdok09@gmail.com or post on my forums! You don't need all the above skills, but the more the better! I hope to hear from some of you soon!-Murdok

Topic by Murdok   |  last reply


LEDs as a replacement?

I've been thinking, which, for me is strange. What's stranger, i've been thinking about saving the planet. I don't believe that global warming is solely the fault of man and his machines, nor do i believe that we're all going to fry in a ten-thousand year summer, but that's not the point of this forum, and i'd appreciate no comments labelling me as a communist, or a planet-hater. What i had in mind is a new system of lighting. Say i took some LEDs (lets say 16) and connected them in paralell, and attatched them to the appropriate power source, would they be more or less efficient than a tungsten filament lamp? As for aesthetic considerations, to simulate natural sunlight during winter months, one could add blue or yellow LEDs to tune the shade of the light. Would this idea be more efficient than the lights we have? (i avoided mentioning those energy-efficient lights because they're not really that efficient, and give crap light.)

Topic by Vendigroth   |  last reply


Gizmondo

Has anybody here got a Gizmondo I ask because Ive just ordered one. :-)

Topic by josh92176   |  last reply


USB Driver

I got a USB cable fro the dollar store today for, well, one dollar. I was wondering if there was a way I could control the voltage output from my computer. I stripped the cable (it was male to male), and tested the output with my multimeter, too. I am getting about 5vdc, is that normal? I thought I got more out of the USB port. Like I said, I was wondering about any opensource usb control program I could use to control the USB voltage. Is this even possible? Also, I can't program AT ALL, or understand it, either.(if it matters)

Topic by John Smith   |  last reply


Ultrasound Cleaning

For maintenance purposes, I would like to construct an ultrasound cleaning tank. Preferably an encapsulated ultrasound transducer and generator that could be used in an old solvent cleaning tank which now should not be used. From reading a little about the subject, its application would find a wide use as a clean and environmentally friendly solution in many industrial and domestic applications. Is it feasable and cost effective to build a generator and an encapsulated transducer, and are there any websites to go to to find out more?

Topic by brianeggar 


My cell is dead??

Well apparently my mother dropped my cellphone, now when you turn it on, the screen lights up, but it's blank, it vibrates when I turn it on because it was on vibrate before (startup sound). But it won't do anything else, I tried changing the ringer, hitting buttons, and it didn't make any sounds. Display cable popped out? Any ideas? -Punk

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


Who's With Me on this one

I think its kind of silly that people ask if they should make and instructable on X topic, just because no one is interested now, that doesn't mean people wont join in the future and see it. Plus Its still nice to learn something new. All in favor say "CHYA MAN, FER SURE" All against me say "STFU N00B, U HAZ NO SKILZ" All With no opinion say "........"

Topic by TheCheese9921   |  last reply


Some php trouble with Dreamweaver

I'm giving my sister a hand with her pharmacy website for the university she goes to. And we got a link on the main page: Pharmacy main page . The link is for the phrosh (frosh with a p due to it being "pharmacy" har har, I know). If you look on the phrosh page itself: Phrosh information . The thing is that it's supposed to have the same grey tile as the main page, and on my sister's computer (she sent me a screenshot) she's got the background on there, but you can't actually see it online.. Any ideas guys? Thanks.

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


New Gearturbine - Retrodynamic / Submission

GearturbineI inform about the new Gearturbine, power by barr, with retrodynamic dextrogiro vs levogiro fenomena-effect, an non parasitic looses system, and over-unit engine. To see details please visit:www.geocities.com/gearturbine

Topic by retrodynamic   |  last reply