Flash Menu

I was wondering if anybody could tell me how to build a menu similar to the tippman phenom builder link: http://www.tippmann.com/product_guide/x7_phenom.aspx

Topic by general-Insano   |  last reply


Flashing LED?

I recently took apart a flashlight, which features flashing LED's. They only have 2 leads each. One flashes on and off, and the other blue and red. I can see a small black dot inside them, is this some type of transistor? I am also wondering if there is a way to get a bi-color (3 leads) LED to flash using a transistor. What kind would i nedd, and how would i nedd to hook it up? ( diagram appreciated)

Question by XOIIO   |  last reply


Netbook and no flash? Answered

I have a nice 7" net-book (off branded from China) Du should of known but cant watch video on it because I can't get Adobe flash on it as you may know it runs windows ce or something like that no HHD any help would be greatfull....Thom

Question by thomasready   |  last reply


Help With Flash?

Hello. I'am Creating a Website with 100% flash. i am doing great so far except; i need to have a page for people to purchase items online. the only thing is that i do not know how to set up an E-store in flash im not looking for the whole website to be the store, just a single section/page any help would be greatly appreciated Thank You

Topic by programedfiles 


Flashing led? Answered

I know this may be basic but im still pretty new to this all. I have 4 leds that have to flash together. Would a 555 timer work? could someone link me to a diagram. I was wondering if i could make the speed change able, super fast to slow.

Question by Aaamazzara   |  last reply


Flash addon?

I remember a long whiles ago coming across some kind of script for firefox or safari to right click and disable certain flash banners on web sites, but not all of them. I was wondering if anyone can remember what the app was called as I can't. My issue are these retarded orbital sander ads on the front page, it keeps expanding across the page every time I visit the site here and laggs my safari for like 5 minutes until I can finally click at that close button (VERY frustrating).

Topic by Punkguyta 


Double flash led circuit?

Question by EthanH48   |  last reply


How do I make a few LED's flash at the same time, not to fast, but not to slow, using very few parts.

I want to make some LED's flash together without using to many complicated parts and very few parts. I just want to build a simple circuit to do the job, nothing to complicated or expensive. If anyone could show me a simple way to do this it would be very much appreciated.

Question by Jareadx   |  last reply


making a Club

My father and I make model trains. In one of our buildings i want to make it like a club, with colour changing lights(hoping to use a 2 leg RGB. Im still new to designing circuits and wondering if there is some-one out there who could help me make a circuit that would allow me to control the speed in which the LED will change colours and also have a on/off switch. If there anyone out there who can help me feel free to e-mail me on here or at parker66@nzmail.net. Cheers Daniel

Topic by parker6611   |  last reply


Flashing LED project?

I have undertaken a sign project for my work that involves LEDs flashing in sequence. We are a Fire and EMS education program and want something that is going to grab attention. At first the project was supposed to be just solid burning lights but has been changed. I'm guessing they want something like the old style movie poster chasing lights or alternating flash between 3 sets of LEDs. It's a little more advanced than I had planned and don't know where to start as far as components go. I've already got the switch they want me to use,  it is very similar to a toggle switch but has a safety cap. My sign is a little larger than a standard letter size paper and I'm thinking 10 or 15 lights across the top should look pretty cool. Any suggestions on where to start or what I need? Thanks, Matt   This is the switch: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062493   The photo I've included gives you an idea of what it is we do.

Question by Fireson13   |  last reply


Momentary flashing lights

What is the easiest/simplest method of making a flashing light (preferably a small string of LED's or a piece of EL tape) connected to a momentary push switch? no timer or any other complication just lights that will flash on and off until the button is released. i want to make a flashing indicator light and switch small enough to mount on a ring that i can wear on my pointing finger so that the button hits the back of my hand as i straighten my finger to point and the light flashes only until i curl my finger to release the switch.

Topic by ambientvoid   |  last reply


Flash drive problems

EDIT: I found a flash drive, and it doesn't work. I plugged it into my computer, nothing. I plugged it into a laptop, and it said that there was a power surge in the usb device. Any ideas?

Topic by Aar000n3y   |  last reply


Build a Studio Flash

Hello, I want to build a studio flash on my own. Has anyone ever done this or does anybody know how it works. I don't have any clue Need Help!

Topic by Nickmensch   |  last reply


Flash Drive To An MP3?

Is There A Way To Turn My Flash Drive Into An Mp3 Player? If so Could i Get A Little Help On How?

Topic by NeonLime   |  last reply


Flash Drive Shrunk? Answered

My 8GB flash drive can only be formated for 250MB.  I installed an OS and now I took it off and reformatted but I can only get 250MB out of my flashdrive.

Question by jj.inc   |  last reply


Concrete Flash Drives

These flash drives by Shu-Chun Hsiao are serious. The drives are encased in concrete and are embossed with the weight of each one, a number that correlates with the flash drive's capacity. I love the idea, but 256g sticking out the front of my desktop is just going to destroy itself. P.S. This would make a great entry for the upcoming USB Contest Concrete Memory, Get Totally Cemented via TechEBlog

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Animated preloader in Flash Answered

How would I make a preloader with a symbol that moves from left, rather than having a rectangle scaling? Or would it work the same? I don't want the symbol to warp at all when it's moving. I am using Actionscript 2.0, with Flash CS4

Question by St Jimmy   |  last reply


Program a flash drive

Hi everyone, I have a friend who have helped me to attach some components on the chip of the flash drive to make it possible to select some LEDs to lid. So with this new components I'm going to make a software that changes 4 LEDs in the flash drive. This software that I'm going to develope is going to be on the flash-drive and not on the computer, and when I press a button "turn on green" or something similar the green light should led. Now to my question. What programming language should I use, and how do I make it possible to "talk" to the leds? Hope anyone can help me with this, Thanks in advance xddx

Topic by xddx   |  last reply


Programming flash memory?

Hello Instructables community! I just purchased 10 Atmel AT49F040 flash chips off eBay (I couldn't buy just one..) and now I'm wondering how in the world I'm going to program them. I'm hoping to desolder the ROM chip from a Gameboy cart (yes, I'm using a tutorial) and replace it with this flash chip. It seems easy enough, but I'm not sure I want to spend $45 on a Willem Programmer.. Anyone have ideas for how to program on the cheap? Thanks, Derp

Question by Derpancakes   |  last reply


old FLASH dismantle

Hi to all hoping that someone can help me to dismantle old flash unit i have. i need to do it, so variable resistor can be inserted inside, and to get some speed :) the model is VITACON 988, very similar to this one: img4.imageshack.us/img4/5867/b4bmgfqbwk28kgrhqfhseyc.jpg I found only 2 scres on the very bottom, and still not succes to open. PLEASE HELP ME !

Topic by zsbreaker 


flash highscore :S

Hey everyone! i made a flash game :D and yer its fairly gd and all for a beginner, however, i need to add a basic (and i mean BASIC) highscore into the game, to make it...well, better lol, any help would be much appreciated, i've searched google and found no relavent tutorials :( so please help! DONE!!! :D i have left a link of the finished game

Topic by andy60   |  last reply


Camera Flash capacitor

First off I'll tell you to NOT TOUCH A CHARGED CAMERA CAPACITOR, IT HURTS. I had a disposible film camera that I took apart. How do I discharge it? If I cut one of the leads off the compacitor would it discharge or explode, damage the circuit board? How long would it take to self discharge?

Topic by popit   |  last reply


Flashing LED usb

I'm not really sure where to start with this, but in the end I's like an LED strobe where I can control how fast is flashes precisely (for example 5khz). My Ideas so far is you have an LED hooked up to my laptop via usb with a simple program to control the speed and how many times it flashes. Right now I've got LED's and usb's and 100ohm resisters if i need them. From what I've read I don't think I can control the usb port's power so I'm assuming I need a driver board or something? I'd love some help with this but I assume I've been too vague, mostly because I'm not sure what i'm talking about. Any help I can get would be amazing. Thanks

Topic by mitchpope93 


inverter on a camera flash

Ive been studying the intertubes for a bit now and I cant seem to find an explanation on how a disposable camera flash works in detail. I mean I understand that it runs with two transformers, one at 300v output to charge the cap and the other to help discharge the payload through the xenon bulb run at 2000v output. but a transformer doesn't work with out a pulse or rapid continuous change in voltage. so how is it inverting to ac or am I missing something stupid

Topic by snowfox222   |  last reply


LED flash grenade?

I am trying to make an LED flash grenade that I can use for airsoft/paintball. Basically I want it to countdown (from around 6-9 seconds just long enough to push the button and toss it into a room) and when it reaches 0 it would turn on multiple LED's (in a 360 degree pattern) but only for a brief period. (just long enough to temporarily blind someone.) I am pretty new to electronic circuits. I think I would use a 555 timer but not sure. What would be the easiest way to do this? Thanks in advance for the help.

Topic by livingsoul   |  last reply


Flash Power Supplies

I don't have a lot of money to spend on stuff at the moment. What I do have is flash guns. Four of them in fact, three of which can be fired with triggers. Now I could invest in 16 rechargeable batteries. Or should that be 32 in case I run out? And a crap load of chargers.  And extensions cos we have no spare sockets in our house. But that just doesn't seem right to me.   Heres what I propose : 1) make some dummy batteries from wood with wire running through the middle.   Three of these go in each flash to carry the connections  2) a fourth dummy battery carries wires out of a small notch in the battery flap door 3) said wires are connected in parallel to a large rechargeable battery - I reckon a 6v from an old British motorcycle (fast draining) or from a granny wagon (deep cycle) should do the trick.  4) when I'm done shooting I charge this single battery from the mains charger I have (does 6/12v) I figure 4xAA batteries at 1.5v = a 6v battery, bu extra size should last longer, be more convenient than carrying around dozens of AAs and changing them and if I want to use AAs when our and about I still can   Any reasons tho wouldn't work or I shouldn't do it?

Topic by ohowson   |  last reply


Adobe Flash Virus ? Answered

Hello, I have an imac. This appeared a few days ago and sits over any youtube or embedded video clip. I have run a full system scan using Sophos but it gave the all clear. I cleared all my cookies. I've clicked Deny but  it stayed there. I've looked up imrworldwide.com but it all seems to relate to PC'c. Has anyone with a Mac had this problem and, if so,  what did you do. Thank you

Question by FriendOfHumanity   |  last reply


Flashing LED problem?

Hi everyone. I mess around with HO scale slot cars and have had decent success lighting them with LEDs using track voltage and simple resistors to power them. I have ventured into the use of full wave rectifiers to smooth out the power and a small capacitor to eliminate the flicker. The problem I am having is when trying to use multiple blinking LEDs. Single blinking LEDs haven't caused any problems and I've had good results with them. The problem starts when I use more than one. I can get a pair of them to work on the bench with out any problem at all, but when they are soldered to the slot car chassis they might work for 3-5 minutes and then they stop blinking, and usually get hung up on one LED staying lit. What is even stranger is if I take a piece of brass rod and touch the anode of the dead LED, it will light up momentarily (and the other will go out). I only have so much room to work with so flashing circuits, large capacitors and voltage regulators are out of the question. Keep in mind, these cars are the size of a hot wheels or matchbox car, and the chassis uses up most of the internal space. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!

Question by slotcarman12078   |  last reply


Flashing a Sony Ericsson s710a cell phone.

Does any one know how to flash a Sony ericsson s710a cell phone; any help on this subject would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.

Topic by Looie_e 


How can i make a circuit to flash alternating LED bulbs?

Here's what im looking to do: i want to set up my plow truck with tow-truck lights, like i've seen on "Operation Repo". Each of the 4 marker lights would have about 10 LED's housed inside the lens, and they would alternate flashes. opposite corners would flash at the same time, and the 2 pairs would alternate in a AA-BB-AA-BB-AA-BB-AA-BB fashion. its a vehicle, so i would obviously want it to run off of 12vDC. the circuit needs to be controlled with a simple "On-Off" toggle switch. the circuit also needs to be simple, and fairly inexpensive. i can BUILD any circuit you want, but i really have no idea what im doing when it comes to designing. Long story short, here's what i need: -12vDC feed -toggle switch -40 LEDs, split into 2 alternating groups -simple -budget build i KNOW someone out there can do this crap in their sleep, and help would be greatly appreciated. ive looked all over, and cant seem to find a schematic or anything close enough to be adapted. just to be clear... im looking for a strobe effect, moreso than a slow blink. the truck has blinkers... im looking for attention-getting strobes

Question by thenoob45952   |  last reply


how do i make my LED dance suit flash?strobe?

I am going to a festival next friday and i made an LED stickman suit. at the minute i can only turn the LED's on or off but i want to make them strobe at different speeds so i can match them to the beat of the music

Question by RossE10   |  last reply


PROGRAMMING PIC MCU TO RETURN TO PREVIOUS ADDRESS

 HI GUYS, I NEED HELP HERE WITH CODE TO FLASH LEDS USING SWITCH STATEMENT, I`M NEW IN PROGRAMMING AND LEARNING THIS ON MY OWN, I KNOW HOW TO FLASH LEDS AND SET DIFFERENT FLASH PATTERNS, MY PROBLEM IS WHEN I SWITCH OFF MY LEDS/POWER  LETS SAY ON SWITCH CASE 5 AND SWITCH POWER BACK ON, MY PROGRAM GOES BACK TO SWITCH CASE 1, HOW DO I PROGRAM IT TO RETURN TO SWITCH CASE 5 WHEN I SWITCH POWER BACK ON? I MEAN I WANT MY CODE TO START WHERE I LEFT IT BECAUSE I DON`T WANT THE USE TO SET PATTERN EVERYTIME HE/SHE SWITCH ON THE LEDS. I`M USING PIC16F1782, PICKIT 3, MPLAB X IDE, MCC,XC8. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE 

Topic by AndrewN102   |  last reply


Joule thief from http://joulethief.com/kit.php? Answered

The joule thief from this website was the first working one I built, mainly because I'd favoured one without a tapped inductor. Anyway, I pulled it out a couple of days ago, and started poking around with it. I noticed that if I put a 10uf  (or maybe it was 1uf or 100uf, sorry, I don't remember) capacitor in parallel with the 0.001uf capacitor, the LED would start to flash. this would not happen with any other value however. Why does this happen? P.S: I've heard that this joule thief is poorly designed. Is this true?http://talkingelectronics.com/projects/LEDTorchCircuits/LEDTorchCircuits-P1.html

Question by .Unknown.   |  last reply


Best way to make LEDs blink Answered

I'm looking to make an LED strip blink on a switch. wondering which way would be the best way build the circuit. Open to opinions, was looking at a 555 timer, dual transistor and relay circuits. Was thinking of using the relay or dual transistor for the circuit for simplicity and size, am going to use it to make multiple led strips light up. A few strips must blink while the others can just stay on. Here is the battery and  lights I'm going to be using. What would be the best for the most power efficient and consistent "tick".  http://www.ebay.com/itm/171549677941?var=470561205466 http://www.ebay.com/itm/251750422029

Question by chorn1   |  last reply


Xenon flash tube light? Answered

Would it be possible for me to pulse a xenon flash tube brightly at over 100hz for prolonged periods without damaging the tube? Would there be a simple enough circuit for it that ran on 3V? Lastly, would the tube flash fast enough so I would not now that it is flashing?

Question by .Unknown.   |  last reply


flash drive and radio combined?

Does anyone know how to make an mp3 from portable radio and flash drive? thank you

Topic by redon12   |  last reply


Lexar flash stick/drive

My flash drive just stopped working, i have alot of information of it and the red light just stop flashing. how do i get this to work or get my information off of it?

Question by darleen2009   |  last reply


Usb Flash drive player?

I've seen some flash drive players through a boombox... where you stick the flash drive and it plays the music files in it. i was looking for something like that but instead of boom boxes , i could change the output or speaker device to use... for example id like a portable speaker or a headphone.

Topic by tanamaze 


Help with an Adobe Flash Template

I'm building a website and I'm using a flash template.  I'm using Adobe Flash CS5 to edit the flash content, in this case a menu.  There's some text that I'm unsure of how to change.  Leave a comment if you think you can help me, and I'll PM you a link so you can download that flash file I'm trying to edit, along with the specifics.  I'd love if someone to do this for me, or preferably tell/teach me how to do it. Thanks, MotaBoi

Topic by MotaBoi   |  last reply


The Sawed-Off Flash Drive

Evil Mad Scientist shows off the power of geek camouflage with their Sawed-Off Flash Drive that looks like a cut USB cable. Nice one! Link

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply


Best PPT to Flash converter

Hi!!!Recently I was looking for a PowerPoint to Flash converter and came across with lots of them. For those who want to save time: you will find great solutions at iSpring web site. Take a look!

Topic by mary.reeds   |  last reply


Adobe Flash to Blackberry application

I haven't developed anything in years (software). Back when I used to, there was an app that converted VB code to Palm apps. Is/are there apps out there that can do this for the Blackberry? I'd specifically like to develop an app with Flash and convert it for use on the Blackberry.

Question by Sovereignty 


Looking for a (flash) weather widget?

A colleague needs a software thingie "that can be embedded (HTML), or SWF Flash file that can be downloaded and run locally." Ideally he's after something with similar (animated) aesthetics to this (see also image), that can can be modified to suit the needs or whims of those above my paygrade. Thanks, chaps.

Question by Kiteman   |  last reply


Rc light ,flashing light

Ive tried and tried to get an LED to light up (on at all times) then add a flashing circuit on same led like a car turn signal. Any help would be greatly appreaciated

Topic by jbrownskunk   |  last reply


Flash Drive file copier?

I have an idea for a project but im not sure where to start. I want to make a device with two USB ports. You insert a flash drive into one and your android phone in the other and then you press a button and files from the flash drive are transfered to your phone. To start I want to know if there are any chips or micro controllers that anyone knows of that can be used for this. I know that there is a device called a syncbox (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/415491-REG/Macally_SYNCBOX.html) that copies files from one flash drive to another. But i dont think it works for phones. If anybody can help me with this project I would greatly appreciate it.

Question by iamphantom   |  last reply


Broken USB Flash Drive

My usb wireless card's head (the part that plugs in) broke off, how can i fix it?

Question by Bradlius   |  last reply


LED Flash Drive Cube

I am making an LED Cube with a flash drive built into it, one for my friend (birthday coming up) and one for myself. I was thinking about having 8 LEDs in it to sufficiently light the cube up. LED - http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Round-5MM-Ultra-Bright-Red-Led-6-000-Mcd-USA-Seller-FAST-/281134922484?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item4174f27af4 I wanted to rig it up so that the LEDs were powered by the USB, but then I thought that it may not supply to enough power to power the LEDs and the flash drive at once. Would the 5V current of the USB port be able to power both the flash drive and LEDs (if so how would I connect them?) or should I use a separate power supply (battery with a switch)? 

Topic by Brinith   |  last reply


synchonized flash light for cheap?

Also posted in "burning question " forum Hi, I am looking for someone who could do an synchonized flash light such as this one but for much cheaper ;-) The challenge is on synchronizing the camera with the flashlight, if possible wireless. The light itself and the diffuseur are no real topic. The use of such devices helps a lot when taking pics for your I'bles or your ETSY shop if you have one. Thx B

Topic by BaptisteL8 


USB Flash Drive Tester

I am looking for a tester to use to test USB Flash Drives.  I found a cool USB port tester on instructables, but I need something that would test the hardware functionality of a USB Flash Drive not the USB port.  I am not sure if I am saying this correctly, but reading about the functionality of USB Flash Drives, it appears to be a fuse on the circuit board.  I don't know if all drives have one.  Many of the videos I watched on YouTube require taking apart the drive and jumping the fuse to see if this is the problem.  I thought if there was a way to test to see if the circuit (I am not sure if I am describing this correctly.)  was completing then it would not initially require someone to take it apart.   Looking into this a little further, I see there are four leads on a USB.  It looks like from what I read that lead 1 [+5 VDC] and lead 4 [ground]. Are these the two leads which should show a completed circuit via a tester?  You probably have already figured out by now that I have no knowledge of electronics. Thanks for your help.

Topic by epodowski   |  last reply


Flash player being blocked? Answered

OK, so I've been working on computers for years and have never seen anything like this... neither have any of my colleagues.  I am trying to help someone out who has some issues with flash player.  Basically flash player is installed on the computer, but whenever I visit youtube or another site with flash, it just shows a black square.  I have run every virus scan I can think of (MBAM, Spybot, SAS, McAfee Stinger, HiJack This!, Norton Power Eraser, Kaspersky TDSS killer, Combofix, Avira) and all of them come up with nothing.  I have tried reinstalling flash at least 5 times, removing every program that has even a remote possibly of conflicting (using Revo to be sure they are completely removed).  I have disabled every startup program on the computer, updated every driver, rolled back, (then updated) every driver, and verified that all hardware is functional.  I have also disabled their AV and firewall. Nothing works; except for when the computer is in safe mode.  Then everything works fine. Can anyone think of anything I am missing? Thanks! Edit: I did try clearing cache and cookies as well.  I also used multiple browsers (including Chrome; which has flash built right into it).  I used Firefox portable as well... which should be running separately from any settings in the system. Also; I did Google the heck out of this one before posting, so no lmgtfy links please... ;)

Question by thegeeke   |  last reply