USB to network storage

My TV has a USB port for plugging in a thumb drive to play videos and music. As do several other devices Im aware of. What I would like is a device that when plugged into my TV or such  will pretend to be nothing more than a thumbdrive but actually be a wireless adapter that connects to my network and the 1TB network storage so I can access all my files at once.

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2 bit storage Answered

I am making a homemade 2-bit relay CPU. I am having trouble with creating the ram(the ram needs to be able to power a relay ) thanks in advance for any help

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Portable Storage Drive

I have a Nikon D200 Digital SLR that uses a CompactFlash (Type I/II) MicroDrive and when I'm in the field I take lots of high resolution images that takes a long time to download through the USB port of a laptop. I would like to be able to just carry a self-contained portable hard drive (i.e. 2.5" hard drive in an enclosure) with it's own battery source and just be able to insert the MicroDrive to a card reader connected to the enclosure and download all the images of the MicroDrive without the use of a laptop. A commercial version already exist but they are very pricey like the Epson P-2000. Basically I want the same functionality of the Epson P-2000 but I want the option to use whatever size drive I choose. How much battery would I need to power a hard drive? Would I have to use some sort of circuitry to transfer the images from the MicroDrive to the hard drive with a push of a button? Does anybody already have any instructions on how to build this?? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Help with iPod Touch Storage?

I have an iPod Touch(4th gen, 8GB) and I've noticed a few discrepancies in the storage. When I add up the space taken up by my 'stuff'(apps, music, etc) I get about 1.6 GB, but the thing on the iPod say I've taken up 3.4 GB. Is this normal, and if not, what can I do about it?

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Photo-storage device recommendations? Answered

I have an Archos AV700TV that I use as a backup for my digital photos as well as a photo album. Unfortunately, its 40GB memory is full. Any recommendations for a replacement device?  What I need is 100GB+, reasonably pocket-sized (the Archos is about 4.5 inches wide in its case), USB connectivity, rechargeable battery, and a screen (it doesn't have to be an Archos, but I'd prefer a known brand). The ability to play videos is a plus, but not a must. It doesn't have to be new tech or the latest model. UPSHOT: I bought an Archos 7, 250Gig.  Yummy.

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Keyboard With On-Board Text Storage

Here's a thing I want, but have no idea how to build: THE INDEPENDENT KEYBOARD It doesn't care about computers! It save to itself! It's portable! There must be some way to build a keyboard that, once you turn it on, saves whatever inputs are typed to a plain text file on a thumb drive or SD card. Ideally, there'd be an on-off switch. When it's on, it's "recording" all inputs. Then you simply pull out the storage unit, plug that into a computer, and have your raw text. Any thoughts on how to pursue creating something like this?

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hydrogen gas storage question?

I want to store hydrogen gas(not browns gas) in some kind of pressure container. Since the propane tank is  not a good idea from your forum, I was thinking about using a truck tire that could be pressurized to 120 psi.  What are the hazards in this process. I would suck out the air from the tube tire with a vacuum pump and then generate hydrogen gas, compress it into the tire.  Will it work or will it become unstable and blow up?.

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Carbon Fibre Flywheel (for energy storage)

I'd like to build a flywheel but I'm not sure what I need to know before i start, Is it difficult to do? Is it possible to accomplish with off the shelf parts? Any help at all would be appreciated greatly.

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partitions beyond partitions ?

I have recently bought a 1 terabyte hard drive, just curious how do i add additional partitions beyond the original 26 used from a to z ? is there a piece of software to expand the number of partitions ?

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How to store hydrogen at low pressure?

What is the most practical and cost efficient way to make a 10m3 gas bag for the storage of hydrogen? I am planning to store pure Hydrogen (made from water electrolysis) in an outdoor area, a bit like the way biodigestor gas is stored in low cost, small scale installations. My concern is the high effusing nature of the gas through membrane material. My first thought was to use reinforced PVC like that used for truck tarpaulins but I can't find any info on effusing rates verses other materials. Ideally the gas would be able to remain in the bag for a maximum 2-3 weeks until needed. This is an experiment on the practical applications of locally produced hydrogen, so I hope to be able to follow up any advice by constructing the gas bag and reporting back with the project progress. Any thoughts and advice would be gratefully received! Thanks in advance, Nick

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Adding USB storage to Bluetooth device?

Hey diyers, I am looking for info. I recently picked up a mini Bluetooth keyboard/mouse combo. I got it for retro gaming. I was wondering if it were possible to add USB storage inside the keyboard and transmit the data via Bluetooth. Thinking I could use it to store save files so I have them no matter what PC I play on

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where is the internal psp flash storage? Answered

I've got a psp. it's really great, but it's dying slowly. I'm planning on buying a broken one and transferring the necessary parts over to the broken one. but I would like to also transfer the internal flash memory so that I don't have to hassle with making a pandora's battery and mms all over again. it also has a little modification for the camera that I don't want to lose. so if anyone could tell me where (motherboard, etc.) inside the psp it is, that would be awesome. thanks!

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Non SCSI, mega storage device?

So there I was, thinking that I had heard/read somewhere that it was possible to hook up many regular hard drives (IDE, EIDE) together to make up one logical partition that was dynamically expandable. I might be off my rocker, but I think I heard of it somewhere. An example is.. your company is upgrading it's computers, and intends to throw away old hard drives (i.e. 4GB, 20GB hard drives...) If you got your hands on them, you could hook them all together and make an expandable external storage. This would mean that if you have 3 20GB hard drives, you'd have a logical 60GB partition. Your buddy wants to throw away his old 10GB hard drive.. so you get that one and add it. Now you've got a 70GB hard drive. Has anybody ever heard of this idea before? No idea how to make it work, but I think in theory it would be neat.

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Rapidprototyped Weighted Companion Storage Cube

Here are the .sldprt and .stl files for the projectFor those of you who do not have SolidWorks, you can get the e-drawings file (wcc.exe) instead. Just download it and open it - no special programs needed.

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Help with a project brainstorm.

 I am building an automated parts storage thingy. I envision having a catalog of parts with numbers next to them. I enter a number on a keypad that corresponds to the part, and the drawer containing the part slides out* and the smaller compartment containing the part's lid flips open** and I enter the amount I took or put in and it logs it*** and notifies me when I am low on a part**** *How would I make it slide out? **How would I do this? Electromagnets, maybe? ***How would it remember? Compact flash or SD memory? ****How would it notify me? Network to the printer? I think i would press a button that said "STOCK" and it would tell me what to stock up on.

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Storing Digital photos?

What is the best way to store digital pictures? The dates are usually automatically downloaded in a date folder using Windows Live Photo Gallery. I would like to be able to access them easily however they are taking up room on my laptop. I've considered CD/DVDs or uploading Shutterfly, Flickr, etc however not really a permanent solution.   

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best way to connect 3 55 gallon barrel together under ground.But can use the submercible pump 1 barrels & equal out ?

I need help on how to connect three 55 gallon barrels under ground that will allow them to equal out all at once and allow me to keep my 12v submercible pump in only one tank.And then itll all flow to that one tank as its draining.

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Turning a hard drive into a USB storage device?

I have a couple of hard drives and I was wondering, can you turn it into a portable USB storage device? I saw the instructable about putting thumb drives inside the case but what about using the hard drives disk's?

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Please help me fix this storage problem on my android 4.4.2 phone? Answered

Hi, I bought a new (cheap) "AKAI Dragon" android "kit kat" phone, and when I tried downloading more then a few apps, it said that there isn't enough storage on my internal memory. SO, I went to settings -> storage, and selected "phone storage" as the default write disk, and rebooted. Except that didn't work! "Phone storage" was still selected, but nonetheless when I tried downloading apps, the same problem appeared, with a window telling me to either uninstall existing apps, or to go to storage settings. Now, I did/checked everything I could think of for 3 days: as I said, I changed the default write disk, I tried moving existing apps to phone storage myself, but the button was not "active", I even rooted my phone and got rid of all the social apps I didn't want, but no matter what, when I try to install an app rom the play store, I'm met with the same message sending me to storage settings. Every time when I check storage settings, "phone storage" is selected as default write disk, but when I go to app settings, I discover that all of the apps are installed on "Internal storage" with no possibility to move them... (note that I rebooted my device multiple times while changing settings) What is worrying to me is that you cannot even choose "Internal Storage" as a write disk; there is only phone storage and SD card. So, does anyone have an Idea as to how I can start downloading apps to my almost empty 1.5 GB phon storage??? Or is this just a major bug? PS. please note that I'm not unfamiliar with Android phones; this is my third AKAI phone, just a bit upgraded. Also, sorry for the length of the question. Thanks

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The Long-Term Viability of Solid-State Storage?

The following is a hypothetical (for now...): What Is The Long-Term Viability of Solid-State Storage? So, what does that mean? Well, I am asking about the viability and chances of data or hardware corruption of solid state storage if left in a relatively clean environment for...say...100 years, would it last? More specifically, if it were a boot drive, would it still boot? I am sure some of you will have viable alternatives to solid-state for this purpose I have not considered, which is why I am asking publically. I am trying to ensure the safety of important data over long-term (100+ years) storage and usage. Are there any recommendations/issues or alternatives any of you can think of which would decrease the chances of data loss over such a time?

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Can I use this hard drive for my computer? Answered

Hi, Im in the process of fixing my computer tower and I have found the fault. My Hard drive has become corrupted so I am buying another. My original hard drive is a Western Digital caviar blue 500gb, however whilst looking I found WD do another caviar blue drive that is 1Tb. I wanted to know if I could buy the 1Tb one instead of the 500gb and if it would work :) p.s I have not changed any of my computers hard ware, I have only removed the corrupted hard drive.

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Popup mechanism for a secret storage box inground?

Hi, I have seen a pop up solar light and have the idea of building a secret storage box in ground but when needed the box should be able to lift up and then have access to its contents. Here are the links of the popup light and as well as the Intel capsule from where I could get the idea.   popup light: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cW2Vij1Yg0g Intel capsule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBfeZHaJFhs What I want to know more about is the mechanics about how to lower and up the box.  Also is a picture that I drew to give you and idea of what I want to achieve. Thanks

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Megaboost? A super high storage minty boost? Answered

So im thinking of making a Mintyboost for my ipod/android phone however I'd like to make it into more of a Megaboost. I wanna build it inside of an old Army ammo case and add multiple usb ports, with a much larger capacity battery(s) So my question is can i add the extra batteries in parallel and have them still recharge and operate the same way? Same scenario with the other usb ports?

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Does anyone know how to cleanly open a Hammer "morespace" 1 TB external disk drive case? Thanks in advance!?

As stated in the question, I have the external 1 TB morespace disk drive by Hammer Storage. I have found 2 screws on the case under warranty stickers. I would like to open this case up, hopefully without totally destroying it, b/c I need to convert this drive to an internal drive on a Linux Box. Thanks in advance!

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My beloved Seagate 6GB pocket hard drive is dying. What should I replace it with? Answered

I've had this pocket-sized external hard drive for almost five years.  It's taken a beating, and I'm bumping up against the size limit.  I'm looking to replace it and hoping for some insight from the Instructables community.  Here's some bullet points: -I use this mostly for file storage and portable apps right now, but replacing it with something that will play MP3s would be a plus. Video is not necessary. -Minimum storage size would be 8GB, but if I'm playing music, it would need to be larger.  Ideally upwards of 40GB. -Portability is essential.  The current drive, when the cord is rolled up, is just shy of 3" in diameter.  I'd like something that's equally pocketable.  This also means the USB cord or connector must be integrated.  As far as I'm concerned, it's not portable if I have to carry a cable with me. -That said, I don't want it too small or I'm afraid I'd lose it. :-) -Price point is below $100. Any suggestions?

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how can i identify the component in an old digital voice mail machine that stores audio info?

Basically I found an old digital Panasonic "Messaging System" that doesn't work, but I'm stripping it for parts. Does anyone know which part likely has the memory for audio files or where I could locate it? At the very least I got a speaker out of it :P

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How long will a lithium battery store? Answered

If I bought 2 rechargeable lithium polymer batteries for a cell phone, but only needed one for now, could I store the unused battery until the first battery quit charging (and was garbage)? If the above question makes ZERO SENSE, let me try explaining it another way: Ok, you have this fancy gadget that you want to keep functioning for many years. Eventually, the battery inside won't be able to take a charge, and the battery will be obsolete and no longer sold. Would it make sense to buy extra batteries ('stock up') and store them for a time when the original battery went bunk; would the stored batteries be like brand new after many years (these batteries would have never been charged before.. they would be still originally packaged)? Hope that actually makes sense :D -Neph

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Anyone achive solar power overnight?

Here is how to do it: Use a standard 55 gallon steel drum and stick one of these on it. http://ieverred.en.made-in-china.com/product/tqZQNGTCJARz/China-Thermoelectric-Power-Generator-TEC1-031100-.html Provide water cooling for the TEG: http://www.customthermoelectric.com/Water_blocks.html If your water is 20 Celcius, you should pump 36 Litres/hour to keep max power output. Also hook up piping for hot oil for heating Now wrap it with 400 mm of rockwhool insulation. Fill it with molten salt and heat it to 250 Celcius. Tadaa: 24 W of power output, round the clock. (minus the power for the cooling pump, maybe 1-2 W) I calculate that the temperature will drop from 250 to 225 Celcius in 16 hours. To get the temperature back up in 8 hours you need to heat it with 2400 W. You can do this easily with a solar trough system of about 3 m2. A trough is good because you only need to align every few days. Budget Oildrum 50$ ? Salt 370 kg  = 150$? TEG 80$ Cooler 80$ Pump 15$ Piping 100$? Trough (plastic sheet and mylar) 100$? high temperature oil pump 500$ ? About 1000@ total. Does seem like a lot for a little. Anyone have a better idea?

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A firmware acting as emulated storage when connected to a PC?

Hi all, I am working on a project that involves firmware development for a micro controller based device. For the device i want it that when i plug it into a PC's USB port it should interact with the PC's OS and mount the storage on the device as an emulated drive automatically. as it happens for example on some USB GSM modems, which, when plugged into the PC mount a drive where the modems driver and associated communication software is already present and ready to use. Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks

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How to make / source storage clipboard for Ipad. Help?

How do I (as an ER doc) make a storage clipboard that will hold my ipad and a few other tools. I need it about 5cm deep. Nothing available to buy that Ive found.  Help? http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71FFHL7fTWL._AA1500_.jpg  was tried but I want a tray (with foam to hold in position) and tray below for ipad ( so inside a deep holder with a clip on the front.

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Want to make dvd player a 5.25 storage device.?

I dunno how to do it, how?its a 5.25" dvd drive i want to make into something like this.http://www.crazypc.com/products/8180S.html

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About metal hydride?

When I fill metal hydride in tank or cylinder to storage Hydrogen gas Do I must refilling agin metal hydride to the tank or cylinder to storage Hydrogen?

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How to build a clockwork robot?

Http://www.dailykos.com/stories/1632015#comment_65467648 To enter the Fukashima U2 with radiation at 1000 SVR plus can a clockwork autonomous robot gathering data with sonar be designed to go where no autonomous robot has gone before. The reason is all electronic devices would cease to function at about half that  SVR level. The clockwork mechanism would need to be designed to provide autonomous movement  so all sensors would have to be non electronic devices. Might mechanical sound, pressure, temperature or other forces be used for controls? Is it possible to provide a mechanical power storage source Compressed air energy storage (CAES) Fireless locomotive Flywheel energy storage Gravitational potential energy (device) Hydraulic accumulator Liquid nitrogen Thermal Brick storage heater Cryogenic liquid air or nitrogen Eutectic system Ice storage air conditioning Molten salt Phase Change Material Seasonal thermal energy storage Solar pond Steam accumulator Thermal energy storage (general) Chemical Biofuels Hydrated salts Hydrogen Hydrogen peroxide Power to gas Vanadium pentoxide What sort of time/energy is achievable?

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Looking to make tiny motorized track for spice storage?

I need more spice storage than any spice rack I can find.  My cabinet space is roughly 23 inches by 11 inches.  I would like to build some sort of serpentine track through the entire space that can hopefully be motorized to carry standard size spice bottles around for display.  I have considered using train track but the trains that would run on track that can make the radius turn required (roughly 1.5 inch radius) is not sturdy enough to support the bottles.  I have considered a chain and sprocket system.  I have even considered using children's building toys.  Any ideas?

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i need to sort a few thousand microchips. Answered

I have over the years acquired several thousand microchips. some i have 20 or so of and some i only have 1 of, i need to sort them ALL. i need some sort of VERY cheap or even better, homemade. storage system for them all. any ideas?

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Where can I find the boxes shown in the picture for storing electronics components? Answered

I'm not even sure what they're called, bug boxes? 

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Free personal cloud software? Answered

I've been searching around for free personal cloud software but I cant what i'm looking for. I have a server runnings windows 7 and would like to look for a simple application that allows me to access files from one of the drives. I have tried out Tornido but I find it has too many features and isnt really the software im looking for. I just want software where you can access files and download them from any pc either by an ip or program. Any comments will be greatly appreciated! Oscar

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Is it possible to use an old ipod classic as external storage for a psp?

 I have an old iPod classic that I'm not using because i have a 32gb iTouch but I'm running out of space on my PSP memory card.  I was wondering if it's possible to use the old iPod classic as a storage source for my PSP.  If any of you guys out there have any idea of how to do it or have heard of someone else doing it before please help.

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Q1) after draining a lipo battery to around 3.3v how long can i safely keep it at that level?

Q2) what is the maximum safe time i can store a fully charged lipo before it needs to be used? i have 2 lipo batteries for a speaker trailer and until their first charge and use they are being stored at 3.85v. i have done some google research and i think for the most part i understand how to safely use, charge and store them. They won't be used very often, perhaps 5 times a year on average. 1) i have purchased low voltage alarms so that i will know when to switch everything off however i will in most cases be using the speakers out in parks and fields at least 30mins to an hours ride away from a power socket so would it be safe for the batteries to sit at such a low voltage for around an hour before i can get them on the charger again?  2) previously i used SLA batteries and was able to charge them safely overnight before an event while i slept but according to everything i've read about lipo charging i have to keep a close eye on them while they charge so i would prefer to charge them during the day prior to an event, however i'm concerned that several hours 'storage' at full charge might be asking too much...

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What happens to the WD PiDrive Node Zero?

Hi there!This is my first time using this community function on instructable and I want to ask if anyone knows what happens to the WD PiDrive Node Zero (which is a Raspberry Pi zero add-on shown in the image if you don't know what it was)As what I have found on the internet, all shops that used to sold this have no more in stocks and I didn't find much reviews on this product either. There are quite a lot of reviews which showcase only the drive but not the drive with the adapter circuit board and the plastic enclosure.The reason why I am interested in this product is that I am currently working on a complete standalone and tiny NAS system that use minimal hardware or software powered by the 3rd party except the Raspberry Pi and Linux. I just come across this product online and feel this will be quite useful if I can get one. Anyone knows where can I get this product or what happens to this product which makes it no longer manufactured / so hard to find? Thanks in advance!

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how to make a hand-made styrofoam article (such as storage box) with molding method?

I need to put some products into the storage box made from EPS. If I have desired molding shape and a preexpanded EPS balls, what is the next step? what else I need to have and do?

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Need an alternative to "long-term food storage in plastic buckets".

Hello, I'm in Mumbai, India. I spoke to a few people from the U.S. who do survival things and one had spent his life in long-term food storage. I wanted to this too. He explained me very clearly how to store food-grains long-term. What I was told is to get some big food-grade plastic buckets with air-tight lids and put the grains and a calculated amount of dry ice on top of the grains using newspaper. Then, put the lid on and after sometime, check if there is any expansion or change in the bucket and if the dry ice is evaporated. Then seal the lid tightly. But, my main problem is getting plastic sealed buckets here in India. I have tried a few malls, bakeries, shops and even online but can't find air-tight buckets or big containers larger than one liter capacity. I was able to find dry ice, though. Can anyone tell me an alternative to air-tight buckets that I can use? Much appreciated, Regards. RS

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Has anyone built an NAS before?

I'm trying to build an NAS with a spare computer I have. I'm trying to run Freenas, but every time I try to install the OS, I get a read error: 0x20 The computer in question is an old alienware M9700 my cousin gave me. For some reason, the computer doesn't give me the option to boot from a flash drive, so I assume it can't. So here are my questions: 1. What is this read error I'm getting? I've tried googling it, but I've only gotten very mixed results on it. 2. Is it possible to run Freenas this way? (without a flash drive, via disk) 3. Since the laptop has two SATA ports, could I install the OS to a smaller HDD, and then use the remaining as the storage space? I've been told that you can't install the OS onto the same drive intended for storage.

Question by tylervitale   |  last reply


Has a hobbiest ever made a compulsator?

Compulsator is a method of energy storage, give high pulse currents.

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Is there a way that i make or buy a floppy disk to sd adapter so that i can use a sd card in place of a floppy? Answered

Something like the image, but the difference would be this: The cassette would be in place of a floppy disk, and the audio jack would be in place of a more hefty storage device, whether it be a usb or sd. I intend to use this so that i can use a camera that records to floppy, but use sd storage, if that makes sense

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how to build video recording module?

How to build a custom video recording module for cmos sensor with microsd storage.

Question by kmohan   |  last reply


Netboot server will not allow me to pull images nor save client data to raid storage on server, does anyone know why?

I have a Mac OS x Server 10.5.6, dual 2.3GHz PowerPC G5 8 GB Ram, i have setup server admin on this machine however, I am wanting to use this for specifically as my netboot server, i have created the images and when i put them on this devices internal hardrive, everything works just fine but when i move them over to the raid storage i have set up, Server Admin recognizes the images and allows me to enable them and also make them the default images however when i actually try to netboot a machine, i get the Grey Screen of Death, I see the globe spin shortly then the grey screen populates the screen and i see a bunch of different languages on the machine then i have to reboot to get rid of this screen... How do i make my netboot server be able to serve these images and save the client data to the raid storage???

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