The I-top

Does anyone know how to make an itop. Post your ideas here. (There is a way!!)

Topic by dreamscar33   |  last reply

hello Sir i need vpn server how i gate?

I need vpn server like this

Question by khrshimul   |  last reply

how do I transfer songs from my I-pod to my computer without using I-tunes?

I want to put songs from my ipod to my computer which doesnt have I-tunes. PLEEEEEEASE HELP!

Question by dracoj   |  last reply

How can you get music off a I-pod touch with out I-tunes??? Answered

I have a 4th gen 8gb I-pod touch 5.1.1....How can I get the music off of it without I-tunes???

Question by bigmark   |  last reply

How can I remotely control my i-pod nano (with a simple on/off switch) without it being in a dock?

I am making small metal sculptures containing i-pods playing films. I need these nanos to be easily turned on and off without having to remove them from the sculpture. Any advice?

Question by claffan   |  last reply

how do i replace glass screen on itouch 2g?

I have a i touch 2g dont know how to take case off or how to replace outside screen? please help

Question by mad60505   |  last reply

What or which PNP Complementary transistor can I use with a N-Channel IGBT HGTP10N120BN 35A 1200V NPT Transistor ?

What or which PNP Complementary transistor can I use with a N-Channel IGBT HGTP10N120BN 35A 1200V NPT Transistor ? I can't find a 1200v PNP transistor. Ed.

Question by DELETED_applegoose   |  last reply

need to know?

I have a 4 battery pack  i want to use for an usb charger i need ro know what diode i need to use the battery pack gives off close to 6 v but i have a USB DC-DC Converter 3V to 5V 1A Adjustable Step-up Boost Power Supply Module. I know i need a diode i need so that the current from what  im chargeing does not go back into the battery but at the same time i need the batteries to give off as close to 5 v that it can work with the module. what i need is which one can i use to so this?  

Question by jsilvers1   |  last reply

itouch? Answered

Is the i touch worth the cost

Question by Sean_Voodoo   |  last reply

I'm back everybody!

Hi everyone, I'm back from the TSA national competition in Orlando Florida! I got a 2nd place trophy in a challenge called electrical applications, which is basically electronic tests and circuits and what not. I personally think the competition was poorly planned and some of the questions were trick questions (although they wouldn't seem trick to a more ignorant person, for example: Hooking a 9volt battery in parallel with an existing 9volt battery in a circuit will: a) decrease current in the circuit b) increase the current in the circuit c) double the current in the circuit d) the current in the circuit will stay the same The answer could be B,C, or D, yet only one can be the right one. 2nd best in the nation, wooo here's a pic of my trophy:

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply

How do I understand what the heck a cyborg is?

I'm not a cyborg myself... and I'm making an article about them. Can someone point me in the right direction (DIY bone conduction implants might work, or IR HUD) and I'm talking mostly about a mental fusion of man and machine, which I am sure I and most of Western society are. But  on a more fundamental level. Also, I wrote a few shorts on deaf people, some of whom were cyborgs, so I'd be glad to publish them on t'Internet somehow.

Question by j4jackj   |  last reply

How do I restore my I pod touch that show disabled connect to I tunes?

I connected to i tunes but it doesn't seem to connect. I'm not the original owner. people tell me that it gives in option in the summary to restore but i doesn't give me that option. a little screen comes up saying to unlock jens i pod.

Question by Vicbry   |  last reply

How to download noni tunesmovies to iPod touch?

Movie that are not downloaded from i tunes how do you download them to your I pod touch

Question by drocknel81   |  last reply

I finished!

Well, before I wanted to know if anyone wanted my to make an instructable on anything. And I am done!!!! Please correct any mistakes if you see any... to go there, click this link! Tell me what you think as you read this (comment below) Are you excited? Uncaring (LOL NOT A REAL WORD)?

Topic by Flumpkins   |  last reply

How do I?

 How do I turn a word into a link to a website or such. Like if someone says "Look up here" and they turn the "here" into a link. How can I do this?

Question by Zem   |  last reply

I got a NST!

I recently bought a 11kv, 30mA Neon Sign transformer. I can get nice arcs off of it and everything (maybe about 2 inches? when rectified it makes shorter high pitch arcs), but I'm wondering about protecting it. after a couple hours of playing with it there was a loud pop in the case and it stopped working. I opened it up (it was held together by rivets, I just drilled the rivets out) and it's a switched mode neon sign transformer. I thought it was a bit light! So I found a (transistor? To-220 case) that had it's face blown off, luckily I found the other piece and I'm going to order the component and replace it. So, is there a cheap easy way of preventing this happening? While opening the case I added a number of saftey features, a saftey switch, and a "ON" indicator.

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply

Can I fix this? (Update!!!!)

Ok guys... I really need some help, I know there are some motor-heads around here on the forum, I really need some help from people on here with metal working/motorcycle/general small engine knowledge!!! See umm... yesterday, yeah well look at the pictures.. and trust me, my body is almost as mangled as the bike in the picture. I don't stop for NO ONE though, I want to fix this as my dad is pretty pissed about it (this weekend is father's day and he was looking forward to taking it out for a drive). Not only that.. MY BIKE IS TOTALED F?CK! I've done some googling and I can order some parts from the baja powersports website, as they have a parts catalog and even pictures to go with each part they sell, the weird thing is that they have like ALL the parts I could ever replace on the bike... except the front suspension.. like seriously everything under the kitchen sink EXCEPT any major front end parts (like said suspension)... Anyways guys, can someone PLEASE help me out here? I called a number on the baja powersports website and the guy said they don't directly deal with parts (even though it said it was a Canadian toll free parts number) and he asked for my postal code and found the closest "shop" next to me which is about a 30 min drive from here but oh well, I need the parts! Anyways look at the damage, it's pretty screwed up as you can see in the picture. But I want to know if maybe I can errr "bandage" it up a bit until I get said parts. The rim is kinda bent too... but I think it'll still roll forwards, I have the front end back together, my the left side sheered right off the bike and that part of the suspension will have to be replaced aswell.. Long post I know, but I'm a bloody hurting unit today, and my dad is very pissed off with me, this is a BRAND NEW bike guys! Surely someone can help me figure something? UPDATE>: After playing some phone tag and talking to A LOT OF PEOPLE over the phone, I'm getting like $500 worth of bike parts shipped to me within one business week, RIGHT TO MY DOOR! I'll tell you now when I hung up the phone with the guy, I nearly jumped through the ceiling, it's all gonna be covered under warrenty, even the shipping!!!!! I told the guy I'll be thanking him until next year! So all in all, my knee is still buggered up, but I'm a lot happier knowing that my 2 month old bike isn't a COMPLETE write-off! Thanks for the help anyways guys.... oh wait what am I saying, thanks for the criticism! But all in all, thanks for being by my side to laugh at my foolish mistakes fellow instructables members... I hope that everyone that reads this topic will see this and learn to be more responsible when driving ANY motorized vehicle!

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply

What should i make for a cool instructable?

I dont have many chemicals around my house and dont know how to put electronics on a circuit board. I am very smart but i need help with a little bit of the stuff.

Question by agspy1   |  last reply

how do i restore a disabled i pod touch 16gb?

The screen says disabled connect to i tunes. I can't get it connected. bought it like. I connected it to i tunes and it doesn't give me a option to restore

Question by Vicbry   |  last reply

Can you convert the SD slot into a general purpose I/O port

SD slot general purpose I/O port Hi I posted this in "burning questions", but think this is a better place? Since user ports, inbuilt RS232 and Parallel ports have long gone from PC's, quick simple projects requiring a few lines of I/O are getting more difficult to implement requiring an extra layer of complexity of USB, BUT........ Could the SD card slot offer a solution? It would appear to have a 4 bit mode, 1bit mode and SPI bus as options. Could someone develop a driver and simple hardware to allow some I/O pins to become available again? This would be a fantastic solution to do Outp(100) and Inp(X) type commands again. I certainly do not have any experience of generating the drivers and linking them to VB, VC etc., but I'm sure someone out there could explore this?

Topic by Treth   |  last reply

Can someone help me? - I'd really appreciate the help.

I would like to know if anyone here ( also please tell me if this is the wrong area to ask such things ) can tell me if they have idea how to build software for touchscreen tablet of some kind of the kinds you would find in a shop. I have no experience with attempting to build such and really dont know where to begin. Id appreciate anyone who can build software to give me advice or the know how to how much it could cost to do so also.  Thanks for any advice.

Topic by DarylWeston   |  last reply

TITLE- ALTERNATIVE FUELS can biodiesel and ethanol completely replace gasoline and diesel as alternative fuels?

What are the byproducts of combustion of ethanol and biodiesel? what are pros and cons of using biodiesel and ethanol as alternative fuels?

Question by sayaleechavan007   |  last reply

Should I Create a Facebook? Answered

I have been debating whether or not I should get a Facebook... I am 14, and my parents wouldn't let me get a Facebook until I started highschool, and of course I am entering highschool this year.  I am trying to weigh the positives and negatives and stuff like that.  I am just thinking that if someone needs to contact me, I can just call, email, or text them.  I can text or email multimedia, and chat by texting, and play games at  If there is any good reason that I should join Facebook, just let me know.  If there are any reasons NOT to join Facebook, also let me know.

Question by KaydenST   |  last reply

What did i do? Answered

Well...I just got PM'ed by the I'bles robot, Telling me i won a prize.Instructables has something for you!Congratulations, wants to send you a Top Votes! JUST IN CASE ;)>Cheers,Instructables RobotPlease do not respond to this message, the Instructables Robot already has its arms full of messages,and it might drop yours! I do appreciate it, but i am afraid that something went wrong and it PM'ed the wrong person...So i ask, What did i do?

Question by ReCreate   |  last reply

I Got a Vacuum Pump

I recently obtained a Vacuum pump from the school (they got it from like a barn or something where it was sitting for like 10 years, so it needed a lot of cleaning, lot of dirt). I'm not sure how strong it is, but it is powered by a 1/2 HP motor (the same motor that I got earlier, I'm just now using the Vacuum pump) and uses pullies to make the torque more around 2HP. Couple of Questions: -It works (I'm not sure how well, if you put your hand over the output and give the pulley a 1/4 rotation turn it generates a noticeable amount of sunction (and sounds like an opening bottle of wine when you take your hand off). -What usually goes bad with old pumps, can I prevent it? -I should probably change the oil, is there a cheap local way of getting some (like some sort of auto oil?) -Do you think there's enough suction to create a vacuum tube. (doesn't have to be precision made, it's for Tesla Coils, think large Vacuum Tubes)

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply

I need electronic ideas for school

For school I need to come up with a project that I need to make in electronics for my Independent study engineering technology class (you should see the abrieviation!). To my understanding I just get to make stuff in that class under my own free will. So I need cool ideas to make during the school year!

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply

What kind of laptop should i get?

I am pondering the possibility of getting a new laptop sometime. I want portability, LOTS of storage, ease of use, and a RELIABLE OS. I play WoW, do lots of high def video editing and Im home most of the time but when im out i dont want a 40 pound paper weight in my backpack. I also want something thats easy to use IE a decently large keyboard or a good trackpad. I'm not addicted to WoW but i play it enough that I cant but a netbook! I also do video editing for my youtube channel.....Basically, I like small but I NEED STORAGE and processing speed and some RAM for my games....I prefer windows after my crappy experience with my mac but ill stay open minded and allow mac suggestions....oh and Im a klutz also I drop things all the time.

Question by conrad2468   |  last reply

can I use hot glue as solder? Answered

I would like to be able to solder things together but don't have a solder gun and have no experience in soldering. however, i thought that perhaps i could use the hot glue like solder. is this applicable? 

Question by Mr. tony stark   |  last reply

how do i disable the falling picture effect? Answered

Not sure what more to add for details, when i go to a category all is fine for about a second, then the pictures move and fall down, blocking text and pretty much making this site unuesable for me had to pick a catergory even tho...

Question by JayB7   |  last reply

What is "instruction 0x593fb06f referenced memory at 0x593fb06f. I/O error status of 0xc000009c" supposed to mean?

My WinXP laptop is giving me hell and I dont know why. I attempt to do almost anything system-wise, explorer crashes and gives me a message that looks a bit like this"instruction 0x593fb06f refrenced memory at 0x593fb06f. I/O error status of 0xc000009c" Some text cant be recognized like the majority of the text on the website, I cant go into the My Computer or C:/ folders without it crashing, and there are probably other things that I havent found yet. I need some help before I do something incredibly stupid to this computer, like playing flaming baseball with it or using it as trebuchet ammunition.

Question by The Ideanator   |  last reply

Digital photo frame

Hi all, Im sorry if this is in the wrong topic or specific post for these types of things. I am going to buy a digital photo frame for my father as father's day is coming. there are several online shop I got from google : I was wondering have anybody brought anything from these websites Was wondering what are the feedbacks on this website. Many thanks in advance.

Topic by Jackchen 

What would be a suitable serial protocol? Answered

I'm currently working on programming a serial interface to put onto I/O devices (number pad, LCD, sensors, secondary microcontroller...) in order to reduce the amount of I/O pins and external connections needed. The only requirements are that it needs to use only two wires (excluding power), and it needs to be bidirectional. Ideally, I'd like to avoid anything that needs too much processing of data before transmission (like adding extra bits to prevent a string of '1's from setting off the error protection). Hopefully, this project will end up as an instructable at some point, so what would be a suitable protocol that would be compatible with common microcontrollers? Thanks in advance.

Question by The Skinnerz   |  last reply

how does one build a electromagnetic blast device that knocks out electrical implants in the human body Answered

Electrical implants were put into my body without my permission,they inflict pain at strategic points in the body there small enought to be inserted with a needle..can they be neutralize electronicly..dennis o'donnell,, #6317890140

Question by woo6dy   |  last reply

computer speakers for my i pod

I want to use ac powered computer speakers for my i  pod but  i'd like to also use battery power.  can someone tell me how to add that?

Question by dferretti   |  last reply

help me please . i beg

Hi i got this one from dealextreme. please some one help i know u answered few things but i don't know what u mean by setting the freequences there is a guide on instrutable site but thats for att/ other usa network settings there is no setting posted for fido/rogers network this is the link where i bought the cellphone blocker. and this is the website that has the guide for this exact blocker how to tweak the settings but those settings are posted for usa carriers like att/ and other so thats where i need help. i hope some oen can help me here as i have heard there are lot of experts around this site who knows many things thanks.

Topic by ak.89   |  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

How can I limit the current of my AC regulator?

Dear All, I am having a problem with my AC regulator that I use with my gadget. The AC regulator supply 12volts and 2.66 amps when connected to the grid. My problem is that my gadget used to be charged using 12volts and .660 amp, I noticed that when I plugged the AC regulator and connect it to my gadget it gets really hot after a short period of time. I want to limit the 2 amps so that the regulator then produce the required current. I have quite a bit understanding with electricity and I want to know what kind of resistor should I wire with my AC regulator for that to be able to supply the said amount of current. Also can I wire a thermostat or a fuse that will shut down the system if it gets to hot? Please help me anyone?

Question by mitchiko   |  last reply

Please help me!

Recently, my firewall on my laptop was somehow removed and about 26 malicious files viruses, 5 different trojans and some other things I can't identify got installed, how do I remove them? my service is not registered and when I go to search for the file and delete it (I search my entire pc) it can't find it! HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!

Topic by Pumpkin$   |  last reply

How i can programed i Atmega32L ?

I need to do LED Cube 4x4x4 but wen i jet to step wen i bring the ic i looking for it i don't find her but i fund Atmega32L i need to way to programed the Atmega32l  can be happen in this ic if  worked can get the circle to program her                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks.....

Question by matrex   |  last reply

i have prodject and i need help on it?

I want to build a lamp that you can plug an mp3 player and/or an ipod in it and also have music play from two tweeters and the lights flashing with the music

Question by jeremy_b   |  last reply