Converting movies?

How can I convert HD AVI movies to Full Screen 16x9  . We are running Ubuntu 10

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Boost converter?

How to make boost converter that will convert 3.8 volts to 5 volts for my android????

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Boost Converter?

I make the rwilsford07 boost converter, but it doesnt work. The mosfet start heating and only gives 2v. I check the oscilator and is working perfectly, I try diferent things butit doesnt work. Before I make 120v, but I dont know how it stop working, I nad rebuild the circuit like three times but nothing happens. Can you help know why is this happen?

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Boost converter?

I am making the rwilsfor07 boost converter, I already have the timer but the mosfet isn't working; I think that didn't work but I am not sure. Should I buy another one or buy a IGBT:;=item27bb24fb7e#ht_2150wt_758

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convert to watt?

I am thinking of buying a acid battery. Its specification says that it is a 12 volt one and it's AHC@20 is 200. Can anybody calculate the watt output. I am not sure but AHC stands for Ampere hour capacity. Thanks RajibAzam

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7v AC reduced to 6v AC?

Simple resistor? I'm no good with electronics

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how to connect laptop to tv?

My screen broke on my toshiba notebook. i wan to plug into my tv

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how to convert to solar?

I recently purchased a normal set of white LED christmas lights for my apartment. But recently I saw similar units that run on solar energy. I was wondering if there was a way to convert the sets that I have into either battery powered or solar powered.

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Convert magnetic to electrical? Answered

I am trying to find a practical way to build a device to convert magnetic energy into electrical energy, some kind of generator or other device, there are several ways in which this might work in theory but actually building the device would be more difficult to figure out.

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Convert File to Folder? Answered

Is there a way I can use batch file to convert a file to a folder and back to a file again. OS: Windows 7

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5v to 12v convert

Hello, I want to connect a portable solar powered rechargeable to 2 DC fans of 12v to cool my car. 1. I have 2 options of portable solar powered: (A) 1500mAh, outputs: 5.5V / 800mA (B) 2000mAh, outputs: 5V 500mA     which one is preffered to connect to those PC fans? 2. most of the PC fans are working at 12v. I don't quite sure if I'll build simple 5v to 12v regulator it will works and produce enough airflow. Thanks.

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Converting Attiny45 to a Atmel168?

Has anyone replaced an ATTiny45 with an Atmega168 in order to have addtional I'O's?

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convert coilgun to railgun? Answered

Can I convert the coilgun into a railgun by replacing the firing tube with two rails? Should the current pass through the rails only for a moment (as in the coilgun)? Which can accelerate a projectile to a higher velocity? 

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RCA converter project

I have an old TV that I want to convert so that it's able to be used as a monitor for my camcorder. The TV however only has an antennae and screws on the back for a circular UHF antenna. It's an old RCA Model EJR 291S black and white tv. If anyone has any ideas let me know.

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DC to DC converter

Hi ppl, for electronics A level coursework i am hoping to build a DC to Dc converter to use to power high power leds. As far as i understand it will convert DC to AC, use PWM to alter the current out, and then convert this back to DC giving a constant current out. These are available in devices (known as buckpucks) but for my coursework i hope to build a similar thing on Breadboard. This is really a question for the engineers and if they could give me some advice on anything to do with this it would be great! Thanks ppl

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Boost Converter help

I need a dc-dc boost converter that will step 25.9 volts at 2600 mah up to around 388v at 360 ma will I need a battery back with a greater amp output I can get up to 12000 mah at the same voltage any suggestions I am trying to charge a .1 farad cap bank that consists of only 10 caps Any help is appreciated -TDC

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Convert to Electric Car? Answered

Ok i had a powerful, fast, and great RC car, but the carb went out, i tried a different carb but it just wouldn't turn over, how can i convert it to Electric and still be fast?

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I came across a CATV CONVERTER Jerrold 550 model # DP7113 and when i tried to hook it up to my TV i got a blue screen . channel 4 was the only channel that was  somewhat visible . if anyone can please give me some basic instructions  i would appreciate it very much thank you   

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DC To AC Converter?

Hello, It Is Now Summer where I live, and it is getting VERY hot. I Want to put in an Air Conditioner, but whenever I do, My electric bill goes through the roof! I have an old car part (Cannot remember what it is called, its the part that uses the turning engine to charge the battery or something like that... I Cant remember) and I would like to use that (made into a mini wind turbine) to charge my spare car battery, and use a DC to AC Power Converter to power the air conditioner... I Have an DC - AC converter, but its not powerful enough... I Need To Build One That Can Power The Air conditioner.... Soon... Its Starting To Get REALLY hot... Thanks...

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Floppy Disk Converter?

How does a Floppy Disk Converter work? Heres my problem. I have recently bought a laptop which has Windows Vista. I have an old desktop computer with Windows 98SE. I have no floppy disk drive on the laptop. I want to save the material on the floppy disks onto a USB memory stick. I bought a USB that works for Windows 98SE only to find that you need to download drivers for it from the Internet before it will work. So I plugged my Broadband connection (which is from Vodafone) into the desktop computer to get an Internet connection only to find that the Internet is too new a version for Windows 98SE to read so therefore I cant download the drivers. Also I thought I could save to CD and then put the CD into the laptop to save them to the hard disk but the desktop only has a CD-ROM whereas the laptop has CD-RW. So that wont work either. So I was wondering if a Floppy Disk Converter would be the answer to my problem. Like do you just insert a floppy and a USB into the Floppy Disk Converter and transfer the files. Do you need to connect it to a computer. Sorry for rambling on but I have so many questions about it and I really want to know before I go out and buy one only to find that it is also useless to me. Thanks

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Convert 5VDC to 3.7VDC?

Hi everybody ! I'm currently working on a speaker project, and I want it to be powered by 4x 18650 3400mAh 3.7V batteries in parallel, but when they are recharged (with a separated 18650 wall charger), I want to be able to power my speaker from a wall power supply. The idea is to get the 5v power supply voltage down to something between 3.7v and 4.2v, in order to mimic the battery voltage. I already chose this one which is a 10amp-capable power supply in order to be sure to always give the speaker enough current (speaker current consumption is between 0,55 at medium volume and 3 amps a maximum volume). I first thought that i would use this board to convert 5v to 3,7v but it's only able to output 1.25 amps max so I need to figure out a way to convert 5v to 3.7-4.2v without loosing a lot of current. I've heard of low dropout regulator (LDO) but I cannot find one capable of delivering 4amps or more... Any help is appreciated ! Mahot

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Converting Dc to Ac

Ok this is my first post on this site so forgive me if i sound stupid...i like to tinker with things so just to tell a little about things i have done...completely rebuilt a pc..wired up an adapter for an old xbox to work on pc...the easier things....fixing frayed speaker wire....rebuilt/and upgraded a zune 30gb to zune 60gb the usual most proud is overclocking my amd 64x2 4000+ to 2.9Ghz.....everyone said it couldnt be done...........anyways on to my question.......i want to know what all i will need to convert Dc to Ac power for a set of old desktop speakers i found in my closet.......i have an idea of what i want to be able to do.......put them in a backpack and make it portable.....currently i have two old 7.2v 1200mah Rc car batteries that i would like to use to power it.....and i also have a charger for can charge and discharge...its old but now my next step is what else am i going to need to complete this project...i dont know a whole lot about electricity but know enough to follow directions...if someone has already done this or knows how to and could walk me through what i need to do i would greatly appreciate it....

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I've Recently Converted

To Linuxism. Please, hold your applause. ;-) A handful of you may know that I've been fumbling with Linux since early in this year, tried every distro known to man (and then some) and didn't get heads or tails of it. Well, it finally clicked. I don't know how and I don't know why, but it did. I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron and I plan on updating to 8.10 when it comes out on the 30th. Out of all the distros I've found, Ubuntu's the easiest, and Hardy Heron is better than any earlier version I've tried. I customized it to look how I want, and installed some of my favorite programs. It runs off of my 2gb flash drive at lightning speed, but when I upgrade to 8.10 I think I'll install it on a 4gb SDHC card. Of course, this doesn't mean that I'm a Linux leet h@x0r or anything. Linux is a journey of knowledge, and I think I've finally got off on a good start.

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how do you convert DC to AC?

Please will you tell me how to convert DC to AC?

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We would like to convert .pps to a video format so that we could play it on the TV, as it will accept .avi

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Anyone out there no a way you can convert a 0.5HP electric single speed motor to a variable speed motor (if it can be done)

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Is it possible to convert a catalytic converter to a hydrogen fuel cell?

I've read that catalytic covnerters use platinum and hydrogen fuel cell required platinum. So is it possible? and is it a cheaper/more affective way to make a fuel cell then by buy platinum to build the fuel cell or buying an actual fuel cell?

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how to convert usb optical mouse to wireless

How to convert my wired optical mouse to wireless? please help me...

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Can i Make a USB to 3.5mm jack converter? Answered

I need some diagrams showing which leads can be used as the left and right channels from a usb (vcc,D+,D-,)

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How do i convert 12vdc 16A to 12vdc 5A using resistor ?

I want to convert the 16A current into 5A how can i do it

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what can be used as the dummy load on a converted power supply

I dont have a 10 watt 10 ohm resistor for the dummy load but I do have several others like 7 watt 6 kohm ,or 5 watt 300 ohm and some 10 watt 7 kohm can I use any of these if so how to wire them 

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Can I convert an appliance that runs off of 220v to run off of 110v? Answered

I am going to move from Germany back to the states soon and I would like to avoid selling some of my larger and more preferred electronics.  I know I can buy a step up converter but I don't want to have a giant black box sitting in my living room for the next five years.  Electronics is not really my thing but I can learn and figure out what I need to.  I just need to know if it is possible to permanently convert 220v to run off of 110v.

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I have a digital camera with a rechargeable battery. Is there a way to convert to AA, C, D, etc?

My sister is going into the rainforest for a few weeks. She would rather not buy a new camera. Solar-only charging devices seem like a bad idea when you don't know how much direct sunlight (if any) you will see. Is there a way to use her current camera (with a battery that charges off of a wall outlet) but get power from "disposable" batteries (AA, C, D, etc)? What would that be? How do I find it?

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HDMI from LCD connector

Hi, At work I have an ultrasonic testing instrument that displays the signal on an LCD (640x480). I also have a HUD (head mounted display) that requires a HDMI input. The only way I can think of getting the 2 working is to put a camera over the display and send that to the HUD. Would anyone know of a way to connect something to the LCD ribbon directly and convert it to HDMI? Many thanks for any help provided.

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My phone won't take the format that my videos in. any suggestions?

I tried importing some video into my phone through a memory card, but It wouldn't accept the format. any suggestions?

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How to power an old laptop screen with an old laptop battery ?

Hello instructors, I'm currently playing with Rasberry pis, and I just started a new project. I found information showing how to re-use the screen of a dead laptop via a controler board you can find on eBay. I'm planning to integrate all this in a suitcase to create a mobile retro gaming console. It should be easy to add a simple 220V plug to power all this. But I was just thinking it could also be nice to be able to use this on battery as I also have many laptop batteries @home. Rasberry power input is about 5V 3A Audio amp input is from 1.8V to 12V Screen controller board is 12V 4A Here is what I want to do : > When plugged : Add a circuit to charge the battery via a 220V input. That circuit should also convert the 220V to the power needed for the Pi, the audio amp  and the screen. > Unplugged : Add a circuit to convert the battery output to the power needed for the Pi, the audio amp and the screen. I have no idea where and what to search for. Should I reuse the laptop power unit ? Any help would be highly appreciated. Please excuse my English mistakes. This is not my mother tongue. Thx. B²

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How do it change a battery appliance to run off a wall plug when it has no built-in power pack outlet?

I have an alarm clock that runs on two AA batteries (I'm not fond of radio plug-ins they buzz too much). So that I can sleep easy and not worry about the batteries dyeing in the night, how can I hook it up to a 240v ac/dc power pack and what size pack would I need? (I have access to heaps of p.packs but I have v. little electronics experience. I have the idea but not the know-how!) thanks for the help

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add a mini pcie slot in place of expresscard?

Ok, so if we've looked at the pinouts of the expresscard 34/54 slot and the mini pcie slot, we know that: -they both use USB 2.0 -they both use PCIe -they both run on similar voltages so i tried my luck and wired up a mini pcie slot in place of the expresscard slot in my laptop. ive got all the pins wired correctly and all the grounds are grounded, but my wireless adapter card is not recognized. first off, skip all of the "why bother adding a wireless card when you've already got one?" and "this is just a stupid idea" remarks, thats not what im asking. the miniPCI wireless card ive currently got works, but the bandwidth is really limited because its an older technology than mini PCIe. but back to the question at hand. why isnt my mini PCIe card recognized? i have a feeling that it might be the "CP USB" pin on the expresscard slot, which, on the pinout sheet is labeled as "card inserted", but i have no clue what i do with that pin to tell the computer to check for a card. does anyone have any ideas? expresscard pinout: mini PCIe pinout: any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Does the convert command in Command Prompt wipe the drive that it is converting? Answered

I've been planning on converting my old computer's drive that still operates on FAT 32, to NTFS due to it's incompatibility with my flash drives (also NTFS). I am trying to get files off of it but I didn't want to have to make several discs to store the data. I only want to do that if it is my only choice.

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convert bicycle to recunbent without welding? ?

Convert bicycle to recunbent  with out welding take parts of 2 or more bikes too make 1 bike

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Hi convert 12v signal to 220v? Answered

Hello! I have a 12v signal and want to convert it to 220v, simply open the passage as a switch (progressive) and I have a 220V source, it would be like a relay but progressive.The signal is not always 12v it could be posible? Thanks! 

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How to convert LDR reading to lux readings?

I want to make a digital lux meter using a arduino but I am quiet confused on how do I convert LDR reading into lux reading.Please help me for the conversions. 

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converting a Saitek P2500 game pad into a midi controller?

Wondering if anyone has toyed around with converting a USB joystick, (perferrably, the Saitek model P2500) into any type of HID MIDI controller for PC?

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How to convert bit map files to JPG files.?

My Digital Picture Frame will only accept .JPG files. Many of my pictures are in bit mat (and some other) formats. I need software that will convert the pictures to JPG. Thanks, Bill

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Convert stereo to mono? - creating 3 channels, mono, left, right

I have a little problem.... i want to convert Left, Right channels into 3 channels, Left, Right, and Mono is it possible to build this with a couple diodes? Thanks in advance!

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How to convert 13.4V AC power to 12V DC power?

Hi there, Can anyone give me some tutorial on how to convert AC power to DC Power? Basically I have a transformer step down the AC voltage from 230V to 13.4V on 50Hz. In order for me to be able connect LED light directly to the wall, first of all I need to convert the AC Power to DC Power. To be honest I am a noob when come to electronic part especially the calculation section so please go easy on me.  What I have done so far is getting a rectifier and transistor. I tested the rectifier at first, it convert AC to DC power successfully but somehow my voltage drop by 1.7 Volt. I end up getting 11.7V. I notice that the voltage goes up and down from 11.73V - 11.79V. Then I add a transistor with 16V and 100UF to smooth the wave. When I checked my voltage goes up to 18.32V - 18.37V. Due to lack of knowledge, apparently I got myself a wrong transistor. After googling for a while I found the formula but cant figure out how to use them. After asking around apparently I need more than just rectifier and transistor to keep the LED last longer plus the AC Power with 50hz will make the LED flickering. I need help in building a complete 13.4V AC power to 12V converter plus a power constant current source.  Thanks in advance.

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Convert 3rd party charger to charge cordless screwdriver battery

I would like to know if I can use this particular charger to charge my skil batteries. The problem I have with the manufacture’s charger is that there is no automatic shut off or protection from trying to charge a bad battery. When you charge the battery for to long or try and charge a bad battery the manufacture’s charger burns out the chargers transformer. My goal is to have a charger that I can just put the batteries in and forget about them until the next time I need them and then grab them out of the charger and have them ready to go. I can disassemble the manufacture’s charger for these batteries and easily remove all of the guts. Then could I just wire the ends of the Alpha charger to the ends of the manufacture’s charger? What do you think? Will this work? Thanks The battery is a skil 92940 Flexcharge battery 3.6-Volt 1.0-Amp Hour Nicad. The charger is an Alpha Power Battery Charger with the Specs: • 3 Easy Steps to Renewable Power 1. Insert battery (batteries) 2. Select Mode: Charge,Discharge/charge,Refresh/charge, Test/charge 3. Select Rate: 200mAh,500mAh, or 700mAh • Works with all NiCd & NiMH AA/AAA Rechargeable Batteries • Automatically switches to trickle charge when charging is complete to ensure maximum battery capacity • Automatically defaults to 200mA charge (the optimal setting for prolonging battery life) • Overheat detection to protect over-charging • Charges AA & AAA rechargeable batteries simultaneously • Will not charge defective batteries • Select different charging current for each channel • Charges Battery Types: AA/AAA NiCd and NiMH • Input Voltage for AC/DC Adapter: 100-240 VAC (works only with included AC/DC Adapter) • Charging Current Range: 200 mAh, 500mAh, or 700mAh • Max Charging Capacity: 3000 mAh • When charging is complete, LCD shows capacity in mAh for each battery

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