Chumby One

Zachninme first turned me on to the Chumby, and if you haven't heard, they're coming out with a new version called the Chumby One. It's going to cost $120 (as opposed to the classic's $200), but if you pre-order it, you can get it for $100. The new one is plastic instead of bean baggy and has a retro feel. There are a few other new features, such as a rechargeable battery compartment, as well. I ordered mine a few days ago, who else is getting one? And to any developers out there, I'd like to suggest an instructables widget! Ideally, you'd be able to view a particular instructable. Imagine being able to carry it around instead of printing out a copy/carrying a laptop. I don't know much about the limits of widgets, but if you can't search for one via the chumby, maybe you could send it to the chumby from the computer with a log on? If anybody's interested in developing that, I'll help test it once I get mine ;) Update: Apparently Ewilhelm is ahead of the game. He's already made a widget that shows recent instructables. It would still be awesome to be able to choose the instructable, however. If you don't know what a chumby is, it's an "internet appliance." A Chumby is a small box with a 3.5 inch touch screen, speakers, an accelerometer, a usb port and of course, wifi. It's mostly useless if it can't connect to the internet (either with wifi or a USB Ethernet converter) because everything you do streams from chumby.com. You set up channels of widgets (user written applications that include everything from games and internet radio to RSS feeds and sports scores). You pick a channel and it will rotate through the widgets that are on it. You can also set it to switch to certain channels at certain times (alarm clock, etc) This will be my first one, but I'm super pumped to get it. I think the reduced price lasts through the end of the month, but don't hold me to it. chumby.com

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An Other One

I have made a Plotter using 2 Stepper Motors from CD/DVD Drives.As so many have been done, not sure if the there would be interest on how I made this one.I have made the frame on my 3D printer, and made a circuit so the motors don't get hot enough to fry eggs on.Here is a video of it in action:

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WHICH ONE? Answered

TODAY I GOT A CIRCUIT THAT'S A USB BLINKER CIRCUIT I FOUND THE TRANSISTORS ARE NAMED LIKE THIS " 2x NPN General Purpose Transistor (Q1, Q2) " I DON'T KNOW WHICH TRANSISTOR I WOULD USE TO MAKE THIS CAN ANYBODY ELABORATE??

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Which one is better a Nexus One or an iPhone? Answered

 I'm getting one of these two phones soon and I want to know which one is better.  You're going to ask how do I define "better."  Computers are really functional they're made to perform the most amount of tasks you could possibly perform digitally.  Similarly I'm looking for a phone that does as much as it can possibly do.  Please state a reason as to why you think one is better than the other rather than simply picking one.  Thank you!

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One-handed keyboard mod

I saw this on the MAKE Magazine blog.  A programmer (who actually knows how to bend metal :-) ) did a homebrew keyboard modification to allow himself to touchtype single-handedly after some left arm surgery.  Using his left thumb, he can hot-swap all of the keys on the left side over to the right and touch type with only his right hand. Read the whole story, including some guidance on construction, on Daughtrey.

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my one note 2007 cache file is unable to be accessed ? Answered

Every day even after i have repaired the folder by deleting the old cache and letting it rebuild by reopening the folders subsequently. it happens even when the system is not in use but the program is open. i am using .net framework 4.0. After I repair it it works until the next morning and then the error message greets me when I turn on the screen.By the way we are sharing our one note files and all parties were getting the error at first. After the fix you suggested,that we all knew about and that we all tried 2 of the 5 five people using one note stopped getting the error, and 2 only get it every other day while I get it every day.

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Linkit One abuse

I subscribed to the micro-controllers feed and I was pretty happy with the instructables being shown, however a few weeks ago something happened and now about 99% of the instructables that I get only use Linkit One as microcontroller, no more arduino, raspberry, etc. Later I learned that Linkit One is a "featured" product. I'm ok with sponsors and such kind of strategies to generate revenue, but do it in a way that allows you to have some balance.  If they keep doing this I'll be moving to another place.

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Linkit One not working

I have a Linkit One that keeps disappearing from my ports when I try to upload a sketch. I was doing some testing of a sketch I had made and I keep getting the message that there was not board on the port I had selected. I have successfully uploaded sketches with this setup before. This was on a Macbook Pro running Yosemite 10.10.5. After several attempts to fix the problem I moved my setup to my Windows 7 machine. The issue is similar. I cannot get the board to remain visible on the port for any amount of time. I plug it in and it shows up for a few second before disappearing again. I fear my board's usb port has gone bad. I can upload to my arduino uno with no problems.   If it is a bad usb port is there anything I can do? Can I upload sketches another way? I would hate to lose the use of this board. Thanks for your time.

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changes with background on a windows 7 starter

I tried the whole My Colors thing and i thought it had work but it didnt i applied the theme then i applied the wallpaper that i wanted and the wallpaper came up then it went bck to the theme can sumbody help me please!!!!!!!!

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All in One Keyboard ? Answered

Is it possible to combine all these features in one unit.  i)    Keyboard,  ii)    Touchpad/Trackball,  iii)    FingerPrint Reader,  iv)    Microphone,  v)    Speaker,  vi)    Card Reader,  vii)    IR,BT(optional).

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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 "........"

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One of my presentations?

Several days ago, I created .ppt file. After next opening presentation didn't open without any messages.

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6 speakers into one

Im looking for a speaker switch box thing sort of, i cant really find on on instrucatbles by searching but what i need to do it be able to plug like 6 or so speakers into one cable to plug into a computer i mean computer speakers that use one stereo wire, not separate speakers with their own wire to it. i dont think im making sense here, sorry My friend is having a party but all his music is on the pc and he only hass 2 speakers and a bass amp, so what i wanted to make was a box to plug his speakers, my old ones and a few other ones into, to plug that into the computer to make like 6 speakers going at once for the music. does anyone know an instructable that i can do this? I really apologize if i make no sense, it hapens often when i try and type things.

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How to make one of these ?

I want to make on of these but dont really know how. http://www.grand-illusions.com/acatalog/FunFlyStick.html#a198 It has a motor in it that produces static charge. I was thinking just have a little motor of a toy and put something a piece of pvc plastic on the end inside a pvc pipe ?

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Can you have one inverted and one normal subwoofer in one box?

Hello. I'm thinking of building a 4x4 subwoofer box with one inverted subwoofer on top and one regular vertical subwoofer to save space. Is it possible? I'm thinking it will be weird since one subwoofer will pull and one will push, will it work and do i need to change the polarity?

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How can i generate an electric arc?

It should be simple , easy and have availability.

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Interface RS232 to 12 Volt One Wire

I am interested in a circuit to interface an RS232 to a special 12 volt ONE-WIRE circuit.  It is special because it is an controller used in industry.  So I have a MAX3232 to convert my Arduino to RS232 levels, but that will get me to 2 wires.  I need to be able to make that into a ONE-Wire at 12 volt levels (not 3-5 etc) .  I see the MAXIM circuit (attached) for converting to one-wire at lower levels, but can't find anything to utilize a 12 volt one-wire level.  Hope I am being clear and thanks for your assistance.

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Is it possible to replace 4 AC adapters with one larger one?

I'm trying to link 4 strands of LED lights together and use one power source.  Currently each strand requires a model: DAV-3612 AC Adapter.  I would like to connect all four strands and use only one adapter, but would need a more powerful adapter. . . . I think.

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OTP One Time Programme

Could any one point me in the direction to purchase greeting card sound module any and all info appreciated. Kevare

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Two Arduinos on one computer??

Hello, I was wondering if it is possible to use 2 arduinos on one computer. Since there are stuff to install and everything, is it possible to have 2 arduinos on 1 computer.

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Clothing, One of The Oldest Technologies

I was reading an article here http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2011/03/23/funny-and-fascinating-the-importance-of-the-washing-machine/ and it points out that clothing is one of the oldest technologies that is still in use today. Marshall asks a great question, "What will replace clothing made of textiles?" Instructables has done a lot of work on modernizing clothing and I was thinking what treatment would the community here give that question? I think it would be a great competition!

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is my computer a good one ?

My computer is a Compaq presario 5000 very nice computer decent PC windows Xp home version 2002 Service pack 3 Intel celeron processor 664MHz, 256 MB of ram (works perfectly just need more ram) 14.5 GB hard drive one 7GB sky drive one 2GB external device my computer works very well it gets the job done but its not much of a multitasking PC because of the tin bit of ram i have i will get 2 GB of ram when my mom gets her new PC i will swap ram chips cuz my mom only listens to music and checks her email & the weather that's all

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Electronic Project. Which one?

Hey, I am bored lately, nothing to do my flamethrower has broken down, so I dunno what to do now. Does anyone has a enjoyable, fun and dangerous (Mildly lol) Project for me? Like a phone jammer, a taser, a... well something. Ps: For the Beginner Pyro/Electronic/Soldering Guy. Thanks a lotSend ideas to cbeam@globalgeo.co.za and How to do it!

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New one with some questions

Hello everyone, I'm a new guy from Austria, sorry if my english is bad sometimes. I think about getting a Ipad2 in 2 weeks (yes 2 more weeks to wait in europe) and I can't stop thinking about how to craft a beautiful case, my Idea was to produce something surfboardlike, like a fiberglass layer around the back of the ipad, and then coat it with White topcoat, also a bit structure would be nice to feel like a real surfboard. Has anyone ever done something similar to this? I have never worked with fiberglass, and i think it coud get a bit tricky (especially when sanding it). would be great to hear some ideas! Greetings Bruno

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how do you make a simple "one way" mirror? like old school sunglasses.? Answered

I'm wanting to make my own pair of reflective specs and i don't have fancy chemicals. anybody know a cheap or free alternative?

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Diode question

I need help with diode. Actually a question: if you put diodes in series for example 2 diodes of 300 V will they act as one diode of 600 V?

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How can one join large pictures together into one file? Answered

I'm trying to start a comic strip. I've drawn each cell and scanned them. I've been trying to put them together on MS PAINT, but I'm having trouble. There doesn't seam to be anyway to zoom out, just reducing to size of the images, which reduces the quality. Any ideas?

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What to do with a bricked all-in-one pc?

I have a bricked Dell Studio 19 All-In-One PC, and wanted to know if I could use it for something. It was bricked by a failed BIOS update. There was a program from dell which came installed and updated any other of their software and drivers on the computer. Only after the failed update I found out that updating the BIOS is really unnecessary. The only fix I know for the motherboard is replacing it, and the only place I found out that refurbishes them are from a company in the US, and it's not cheap at all. (I used to live in the US, and moved to Brazil later) Well anyway, I wanted to know if I can use the computer for something else, like use the monitor for a different computer and use its bluetooth mouse and keyboard on a different computer too. I think the only thing really useful in it is the processor which is already old (Intel E7500 and a 320GB HDD). http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/studio-one-19/pd http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/studio-one-19/diagnose Thanks for the help!

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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.

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I am going to build a RC Plane and I didn't know all the parts I needed to build one. I have RC flying experience but I wanted to know what parts I needed to build one. Thanks

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I need help transferring from old laptop to new lap top files old laptop can't go to internet card went out.?

I need to tranfer my data files and pics from old laptop to new laptop

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PS1 LCD Screen into a Raspberry Pi Monitor

So i finally purchased a Model B Raspberry Pi. I'm quite enthralled by the stuff ill be able to do with it, but i figured i would start by making it a case. That idea somehow resulted in using a cigar box i had lying around to turn the whole thing into a laptop-esque build thing. The inside dimensions being 8.5" x 5.4" x 1.5", i looked around and i have a PlayStation 1 with an LCD screen. The console and screen are fine but the hinge is broken. And given the size of the screen, i thought it would be really nifty to disconnect the screen and use it as a monitor. The only problem is im not sure if i could make it HDMI or RCA compatible. Any Tech people think this could be done?

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Disk image for Fujitsu stylistic 3500 HD? Any one got one?

I have the afforementioned device and the OS has been wiped it would seem that the easiest method of getting an OS back on it would be to get a clone image of an HD from another one and swap it. But these devices are old and hard to find people with that disk image.

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How to Blinking LED at 230V using one risistor ? Answered

What is that risistor value and watt???

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How does light react to one way glass?

I hope this is the right forum for my question. Earlier today I was watching a show on Netflix (Mythbusters) and they were using some one way glass. I was just wondering how light behaves towards this. For example if I used some one way glass in the side of a computer would I be able to see the light from LED's? The LED's would reflect on the mirrored side, wouldn't they? So would the light be magnified when I look through the clear side? I hope what I was trying to say was understandable.

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Which battery should i use?

VOltage dosent matter, all that matters is that it gives a minor shock when touched. The bank of batterys wil be going through a auto ignition coil to amplify the voltage. What should i use?.

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iPhone 3G - Anyone getting one??

The new iPhone was released yesterday and is available for purchase on July 11th, is anyone here going to get one or considering getting one?? This one is alot cheaper so im going to take the plunge and buy one :D

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Awesome mechanical spider for one person.

I'd love to try this one out.

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control multiple leds one switch? ?

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List all Instrucatbles on one page?

Is there a way to view/list all of my Instructables on one page?

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multiple motherboards with one operating system?

i have heard  multiple operating systems linked together to form a 'supercomputer',but it only still has all the operating systems, so my question is multiple motherboards with one operating system?

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Where can I get one of these? Answered

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Router antenna hack (two to one)?

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How does one rate an instructable? Answered

I'm new here ...... I've seen some instructables that have 5 stars next to them. I can't find anywhere on my page HOW to rate another's instructable. How does one do that?

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Can any one identify this component? Answered

I find it a lot on sound enabled electronics PCBs. It is this black circle on the board.

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Will these one of these Led work for my remote? Answered

I want to know if one of these will replace my remotes old led that had fallen out and I lost. If it helps my has 2 AA batteries. Link to product: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2049723

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How to build one of these electro magnets?

Ive seen plans to build electro magnets where a metallic object is dangled upside down. this company inverts it so the metallic object is propelled upwards. from some of the pictures ive found it looks to be four magnets working together. any one have any info on building one from scratch? the first site below have videos of it in action. http://www.floating-lamps.com/floating-technology/ www.crealev.com

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