HTC wizard battery to USB?

Hi, Does anyone know how to use the HTC wizard battery like a 9v/minty USB charger? I need to know for a think i'm making, but im not good with electronics. thanks!

Topic by rayjai 


What sort of temperatures can a fog machine reach? Answered

I'm looking to create a full-body fog/smoke cloak, but need to know the kind of temperatures I'd need, since I don't really want to actually smoke myself! If traditional fog machines run too hot, can anyone suggest anything cooler? (and I'm NOT going the Dry Ice route!)

Question by karlpinturr   |  last reply


can anyone help me with working my ipoz wizard?

Hey i have a 1G ipod nano, i downloaded the ipod wizard but it doesnt seemed to be detecting my ipod, is there any settings that i have to have it on? like automatic update or something? thanks and i also i cant find the firmware any where on my computer!?

Question by sarahsmith1992 


There is no place like 127.0.0.1

A take on the "There is no place like 127.0.0.1" which is a take on "There is no place like home" from the Wizard of OZ.  Contains IP addresses, red slippers, and ma thematic sequences.

Topic by GenAap 


Are there any coding wizards around when I need them?

I'm sorry to ask a total newb question... but I'm a total newb to shift registers being used with my arduino and 8x8 led matrices. Would somebody be willing to help me make the code in THIS example so that I can use cascaded 595 shift registers to make for less pin usage on my arduino? Thank you! EDIT: I'm using an Arduino Duemilanove with pin 8 to LATCH, 11 to Serial Data input, and 12 to storage register clock going into two cascaded 595 chips. My displays are 8x8 dual color LED, common cathode, and I've only wired up the red for the time being. Also, I'm VERY bad at coding. If there's a code, I can read it, but it's like a foreign language whereas I'm better at understanding than reading and writing. I'm sorry :/ I think I need more help understanding how to plug "shiftout" where "datawrite" would be and how to get it all working.

Question by Franktea   |  last reply


battery life

Any one know about how long 4 double a's wired in series will last with a 200 milliamp load, here is what the online LED calculator said, I'm working on putting this in a small flashlight:Solution 0: 1 x 2 array uses 2 LEDs exactly +----|>|---/\/\/----+ R = 27 ohms +----|>|---/\/\/----+ R = 27 ohmsThe wizard says: In solution 0: each 27 ohm resistor dissipates 270 mW the wizard says the color code for 27 is red violet black the wizard thinks ½W resistors are needed for your application together, all resistors dissipate 540 mW together, the diodes dissipate 700 mW total power dissipated by the array is 1240 mW the array draws current of 200 mA from the source.-thanks

Topic by firemanfu   |  last reply



Compilations

The large number of "compilation Instructables" as getting very annoying. When you go looking for new Instructables you have to wade thru a sea of these rehashes of old Instructables. There is a search function if anyone is looking for a certain subject so there is no need for these entries. THANKS! 

Topic by Lectric Wizard   |  last reply


Calling all AVR wizards! (I need some more help!) Updated!

New stuff's in boldI'm trying to build a clock-type-thing for my research project this year, and I need some help.First, I need to know how I can run my ATtiny2313 off of a 12mhz external clock. No, not crystal, external clock. (this holds true)Second, I need to know how to use interrupts (in general) to program a clock. I really just need some bare code or help, and any help is greatly appreciated. So, I figured out how to use interrupts, and it's pretty simple, actually - I'm just having one small problem - why can't I write to global variables in an interrupt service routine (ISR)? Any clues on how I can talk back to the main routine from an interrupt?Thanks!,-MuffinatorPicture courtesy of Oskay!

Topic by T3h_Muffinator   |  last reply


I want to download pics on my Motorola ph to my computer w/o having to buy a charger, is this possible?

I downloaded the motorola wizard but can't access it to request my pics be taken fr ph to computer.

Question by steph4me   |  last reply


BACKUP COPIES FOR Wii GAMES??? does anyone know anything about something like Easy Backup Wizard

(or any other one) which claims (for $29) to be sort of like AnyDVD/Clone DVD in that you merely install and run it and can then make backup copies of Wii game DVDs??

Question by HARRENT   |  last reply


3.5mm clicker software for windows?

I'm sure we have all seen it before, branded under several names such as Klick and Pressy. I was wondering if there is some sort of pre existing software out there that would provide this functionality to a pc? This would be great on the GPD WIN or Pocket C.H.I.P. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-klick-quick-button/

Question by Neon Wizard   |  last reply


LED indicator

How should I drive an LED from a 38 volts power supply? The led wizard says I need a 1800 ohm, 2 watt resistor, but it also says' it'll disipate excessive heat. I recently took apart a surge protector and found that they drive an LED from a 120volt source by having a diode, LED and what appears to be either a 1 or 2 watt resistor. I need help driving an LED from a 38 volts power supply just as an indicator.

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


A Deceptive Thermal Question for PCB Layout? Answered

Alas ... I was never strong in thermodynamics. This is for you  Printed  Circuit  Wizards Here is my problem in a White LED  layout,  See first picture Trying to pass excess LED heat to back side copper through VIAs I know the larger the VIA Dia the lower the thermal impedance. Intuitively as the hole grows it will eventually make heat transfer much worse  What or how do I find the OPTIMUM VIA Diameter for Heat TRANSFER ??

Question by iceng   |  last reply


how to make a 3rd party xbox 360 headest?

Alright for all those computer wizards out there i want to make a headset from a apple iphone headset. obviously the apple headphones are a 3.5 mm jack and the xbox controller fits a 2.5 mm jack. which adatper do i need to buy for this to happen and work. thanks heres the link for which one i need. http://www.frys.com/search?search_type=regular&sqxts;=1&query;_string=3.5mm+to+a+2.5mm&cat;=0

Question by oPERATION Rouge   |  last reply


I am buying a new computer... Answered

So I am going to buy a new computer and need some help from some of you computer wizards out there.  First off my price range is up to $2500 AUD and I would prefer as cheap as possible. The peripherals such as the monitor et cetera are allready taken care of what I need help with is the tower.  So what brands/companies/designs should I look out for?  Any Ideas for a computer with at least 2Gb of RAM and decent motherboard cards?

Question by Tombini   |  last reply


I can't get Xbox Live with my dial-up. I tried the steps that instructables gave and I still can't get it.

I have the ethernet cable hooked to my pc, and went to my networks and did the wizard just like instructables said to do but it keeps telling me something is wrong with my IP address. It says my IP address must belong to two or more other devices. I don't know what to do. Thanks for any help.

Question by septsher   |  last reply


Is a NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GSO Video Card compatible with a ATI Radeon X1200 graphic adaptor?

I purchased the NVIDIA card and installed it and the setup wizard is telling me that my graphic adaptor is incompatible and will not install the software. I tried downloading the NVIDIA Driver 182.08 from www.NVIDIA.com but that will not get past the setup either. It says that it cant locate any drivers that are compatible with my hardware. What can i do to make it work? Or did i just waste $130 on a Video Card that wont work with my PC?

Question by Blazer40   |  last reply


DIY USB Killer? Answered

I am fully aware of the legal consequences of property damage and in no way do I endorse it. I am curious however about the technology behind the attack method of the USB KIller http://www.usbkill.com.  On their product page there is a picture of the device without it's cover and it appears to be mostly an array of capacitors. My current guess is that when plugged into the target device the capacitors are charged and once the array reaches a certain voltage it is shorted across the data terminals. I was wondering if anyone had bought one and could confirm this or if anyone had any alternative ideas about its operation.

Question by Neon Wizard   |  last reply


IR or RF light switch.?

I need to replace an old (1940s) rotary switch.  It turns on 21, 20 watt/110v light bulbs on a display sign.  Each one in sequence.  Once on, each light stays on until switch is rotated backwards or all are turned off.  Currently, the switch is on a 10' cable with all wires forming the cable.  It is bulky and contacts are bad.  So, I'm hoping one of you wizards can give me instructions on how to replace it with a wireless remote and relays or whatever.  I bow to the experts. If you prefer, you can contact me at   Moto-Ed@att.net Thanks, Ray

Question by moto-ed   |  last reply


Is there any more suggestion?

Hi, I am seriously considering the purchase of EASEUS data recovery wizard or Partition Table Doctor and have some questions, I will give you the background of my problem - I was loading Password Pros (password recovery software) and during the loading process (when it was in the middle of loading) the computer was accidently rebooted by me. Now every time I turn on my computer it repeatedly reboots itself and never gets past this point. Just before the computer is ready to shut itself down and reboot itself again, it gives the message "Bad image check sum olecnv32.dll c0000221". Is there any more suggestion?

Topic by chris878758 


Is there any more suggestion?

Hi, I am seriously considering the purchase of EASEUS data recovery wizard or Partition Table Doctor and have some questions, I will give you the background of my problem - I was loading Password Pros (password recovery software) and during the loading process (when it was in the middle of loading) the computer was accidently rebooted by me. Now every time I turn on my computer it repeatedly reboots itself and never gets past this point. Just before the computer is ready to shut itself down and reboot itself again, it gives the message "Bad image check sum olecnv32.dll c0000221". Is there any more suggestion?

Topic by chris878758   |  last reply


Wiimote Whiteboard

I have connected my WiiMote to my laptop via the bluetooth dongle that you reccomended with BlueSoliel software.  They are communicating with one another.  I am trying to use Johnny Lee's software for the Whiteboard Interface.  When I try to open his software it sends a message sayin that the device is not on the HID list.  Do I need a driver for the WiiMote?  How do I get it on the HID list?  Keep in mind that my laptop doesn't have built in Bluetooth hardware.  The control panel has bluetooth options, but when I open it, I can't do anything from there.  It doesn't see any of my devices.  The Blue Soliel wizard sees and communicates with both the Wiimote and my Blackberry.

Question by 7zarc7   |  last reply


Portable speaker project?

Hello I am looking to build a portable speaker with some old speakers I found around my house, powered with batteries. I want to know how much voltage my speakers need to work, on the speakers casing it says 5 watts and 4 ohms. Is there an equation I can use to find out what the voltage is of my speakers based on the watts and ohms level?  Based on my research it looks like I will need an audio amplifier, can you suggest a cheap and cost effective audio amplifier and leave the weblink on the comments.  Please keep the reply basic as in not a tech wizard lol thank you. 

Question by RookieSean   |  last reply


Problem connecting a USB device. Breadboarded USBasp programmer circuit detected as 'Other Device' on connecting to PC.

Dear techie I am trying to build a USBasp programmer with the ATmega 8 microcontroller and have successfully breadborded  it along with the other passive elements. The problem arose when on connecting with the PC through a USB cable, a message flickered saying that the device has malfunctioned and won't work correctly. Further the progammer was listed as 'Other Device' in the Device manager of Windows xp. Even when I try to manually  load the driver for the USBasp, the wizard said that it couldn't find a better driver than the present one and didn't load the actual driver(lib_usb.dll). USBasp is compatible with Windows xp which is my current OS. Please help.

Question by ygsh   |  last reply


I am trying to get a website to work correctly. Can any HTML wizards help me? Free Pro membership to the best answer! Answered

I am trying to redesign the website that is used by the company I work for.  The company would prefer it if I could make them a site that uses frames.  This is so it will be relatively easy to change/update pages.  I am not very experienced with using frames, but I have made some good progress so far.  I have two questions that I cannot seem to find the answer to. 1.  How do you add a border with a radius around a framed website? The design that my company liked had a border around it with rounded edges to frame the site.  I have no problem doing this in CSS with a regular website.  However, I cannot get the border to show up around the framed site. I have tried putting a border around the framed page using CSS.  I have also tried adding the border to select parts of the framed page.  (For example: a rounded border on the top, left, and bottom of the left frame panel.)  This does result in a pseudo-border around the site, but the radius does not show up.  It is just a rectangular outline. 2.  Is it possible to have two overlapping background images? There is a strong vertical line and horizontal line on the page as design elements.  I would love to have those lines stretch infinitely across the background.  I know how to do this with one image, but can you layer background images on top of each other? My idea for a solution would be a set of GIF images with transparent sections.  One image would be the horizontal line and the other image would be the vertical.  The place where the two lines meet is a part of the website, so I am not worried about where these images will overlap since they would be in the background.

Question by skittlespider   |  last reply


Problem with Samsung New PC Studio for mobile(S3500): USB device identified as Custt13 Development Platform ?

Hi      I recently bought a Samsung Mobile (S3500) and installed its PC software (New PC Studio) along with the USB drivers into my computer.     But when I plugged the USB into the PC, a message came Custt13 Development  Platform Found and the Found New Hardware Wizard of Windows tells a problem with the installation of this CUSTT13 development platform and asks for the re-installation of its drivers. The New PC Studio also tells of an error during software installation and that it won't work properly. Despite of installing and uninstalling the software(New PC Studio) many a times I have no relief.     Moreover, the Device Manager  identifies the USB cable connected to my mobile and to the PC at other end as "Other Devices" and not as a USB device. Please help.

Question by ygsh   |  last reply


Where do the leads of a zener diode connect to in a DC system? Answered

I have a light in my car that takes two incandescent type light bulbs, but when I use both sockets, the bulbs are broken open and some of the glass is melted in a couple weeks. I've bought plug and play LED lights that have multiple LEDs (with a resistor on both the cathode and anode) and just plug into the sockets, and I used both sockets, they lasted about two months. And since I had only one spare bulb in my center console, I plugged it in, and its been working for over a year (this is where I found out that using both sockets made the lights fail). I'm guessing that the when the engine starts, it sends a surge to the light. So I decided, that I'll just make my own light using LEDs, I have everything resistors LEDs and wire, but I'm unsure where to connect a zener diode/s to the LED array (or if a zener diode would even protect the array). I've looked on the net, but some say to solder inline and some say it needs to connect to the ground, and I cant tell which is right for my case. I've included the output of the LED calculator and the specs. below.     Source:                     12V     Diode Forward:       1.8     Diode Amps.:          20mA     Number in Series: 24    Solution 0: 6 x 4 array uses 24 LEDs exactly +----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|---///----+ R = 68 ohms +----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|---///----+ R = 68 ohms +----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|---///----+ R = 68 ohms +----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|----|>|---///----+ R = 68 ohms The wizard says: In solution 0: *each 68 ohm resistor dissipates 27.2 mW *the wizard thinks ¼W resistors are fine for your application *together, all resistors dissipate 108.8 mW together, *the diodes dissipate 864 mW total power dissipated by the array is 972.8 mW *the array draws current of 80 mA from the source.

Question by LuciferTengu   |  last reply


Connecting to the network printer...(pics) Answered

I've spent hours searching the internet, but not a found an answer yet. When I use the add a printer wizard, I followed the steps as shown in the pictures below. Everything is going great, until I see my network (MSHOME) with no printer underneath (last picture). The network printer does work for the 2 Mac computers in my house, but it won't even show up on the 2 Microsoft computers. I need to print from the Microsoft computer (and not the Mac) because Papakuru paper-craft files ( .pdo file) can only be opened on a Microsoft computer. I really need to print the paper-craft patterns so my little brother can make a paper-craft Daft Punk Halloween mask! My OP system is Microsoft XP, running on a Dell computer. The network printer is hooked up to a mac computer (if that matters) Please help!!!!

Question by nepheron   |  last reply


I can't drag and drop images from camera to folder....

Ok, so this one has been bothering me for a while. I hook my camera up via USB to my computer, and drag the pictures I took to folders on my hard drive. I liked this method because I didn't have to name pictures, and it was a helluva lot faster. But, for a while now, I haven't been able to drag and drop pictures to folders. I don't know why. Right now, I'm forced to use Windows Picture Wizard, which I detest. I've checked, and it seems to be my camera, because I can drag and drop from folder to folder on my computer. I'm running XP, it's a Canon Powershot S3 IS, and I'm working on a fairly big iBle. Please, don't say it's because I have a Canon (W-Burg)! Thanks for any help!

Topic by Bran   |  last reply


What is a smooth, or "rounded" aggregate, like sand, but NOT abrasive ?

I made an hourglass as a prop for a local production of "The Wizard of Oz".  The "witch" (the actress') still has it at her  home.  The "glass", which s actually plastic, & made of sections cut from 4 plastic goblets- is becoming less clear because the white sand I used is fogging up the surface with very fine scratches.  I'd like to replace this sand (that I got from a craft store, like Joann's) with an aggregate that has smooth round pieces, not rough ones.  These wont be so scratchy, and will also be less apt to cram together and clog the narrow passage from the top chamber to the lower one.  I googled these words, and got some very technical info about the science of manufacturing concrete and plastic products, but nothing I could use to find or even name what I could buy and use.  ALSO, is there a best compound for polishing the inside of the "glass" to restore the original clarity?  In other things, I've used brass polish, and even toothpaste!

Question by Cantoo   |  last reply


Linux is corrupt! please help [answered]

Linux got corrupt on me when i booted up please help... all i did was originally; try to make a live DVD (openSuS linux) but all my computer did was boot up in Linux mint like normal. i restarted it again, same thing, it started to boot up in mint. but a blank screen came up and it looked like some sort of recovery mode and then tells me I'm missing a file "init= bootary" no init found. try passing init= bootary Busybox v1.15.3 (unbuntu 1:1.15.3-1ubuntu5) built in shell (ash) enter 'help' for a list of commands eventually,after trying out almost every command, i resort to placing the original mint live CD in it, it works, until I try to install the live cd to the hard-drive. i get to a certain point in the install wizard, then it freezes up. PLEASE HELP this is the second time my computer truly upset me!

Question by -max-   |  last reply


How to recover lost data from a hard-disk ?

Hello everybody, I really need your help in this problem ... Few days ago, my uncle needed to recover his laptop, but he had about 250 GB of important data which I could temporarly take on mine, w transfered every thing using a 16GB flash memory and an old 40 GB hard-disk, and he recovered his laptop and every thing was good then we started to roll back and retransfer the files to his laptop. Here came the problem, the images was transferred to the hard-disk, and then when we connected the hard-disk to his laptop, we were surprised that the hard-disk is empty, totally empty ! So, I tried EaseUS data recovery, Data recovery wizard, recuva, 7 data recovery suit, -and another program i don't remember- on both my laptop and the hard-disk but they get me every thing except these images ! Please help me these images are very important to my uncle and he can't get any another copy of them, any advice is acceptable and thank you for any help :)

Question by Hawk-Eagle   |  last reply


9V battery, powering 10 LEDs, is overheating, what am I doing wrong?

I've nearly completed the proto-type for my holiday project, but I've run into a snag with the power supply. I have 10 LEDs wired in pairs, with a resistor on each pair (I used the LED wizard... yay!). I have a simple push-button SPST switch for added convenience. When testing the wired up LEDs along the way, I used the battery, and even held the leads on the battery's contacts for a minute, and the battery did not change temperature. Gazing upon my 'success', I decided it was time to finish up the wiring, add the switch, the battery connector and battery, and bask in the glory of having finished the prototype. Not so much. Before I could even push the button to turn on the lights, the battery was already heating up (in less than 15 seconds). I pushed the button to see if the lights would go on, and they did. I immediately disconnected the battery and scratched my head. I changed the leads on the switch, although not a likely cause, it had to be ruled out. Same result. Can anyone offer some suggestions? Corrections? **trying not to weep openly but is glad she got an early start on her holiday project**

Question by Blooette   |  last reply


Circuit help

So, my brother tasked me with making him a customizable doorbell for his house for Christmas (of course he didn't tell me till last week, but whatever). looked around at a bunch of stuff online and found a few decent items. some of them use those voice recorder modules from radio shack...which  might work, but I've used them before and they're pretty quiet. also, not the best sound in general from the mic used to record to them. so I found this thing http://spritesmods.com/?art=doorbell&page;=1 which is a riff on this thing http://elm-chan.org/works/sd8p/report.html  which uses an ATTINY85 to play audio via the PWM output from an SD card. I like this guy because it's gives more options for sound and is generally more "gee whiz". however, the guy built it from scrap parts and has some admitted flaws in it, notably the power supply and the audio amplifier. so, I'd like some help figuring out how to build the same thing, but with a more "correct" power supply and amplifier. also, not exactly an electronics wizard so the fact that there are a billion different chips listed as ATTINY85, I wouldn't mind if someone can make a more sensible parts list (there aren't that many parts). I plan to trigger the thing with an off the shelf wireless doorbell type thing.

Topic by crapflinger   |  last reply


Help needed to build a circuit board for a capacitive touch pad with LED's learning aid.

Hello, I am looking for abit of help.  I am creating a capacitive touch system with blue and Red LED'S that light up when touched.  This is for a friend who has a disabled child, and it is going to be a learning aid for them.   So I have 2m of blue LED's and 2m of red LED's attached to x8 AA batteries. I need to create x2 capacitive touch pads that are 20cm x 20cm and when the system is powered on the Blue LED's are lit up then when either of the pads are touched, it changes the LED's to Red LED's on, and blue off, so it basically switches between red and blue as you touch either of the capacitive pads?   I can create a custom PCB board using PCB WIZARD 3.5 but I dont know what has to go where? Or if you can just buy the PCB board that does this from sumwhere?? I have stripped down a TOUCH LAMP and see if has a pcb board in it, and it changes the light from off>>low>>medium>>high>>off (so it must be possible) Could you please let me know if there are boards I can buy that do this? Or do I have to get one custom built? Thanks for your time   Alex

Question by tenchfilms   |  last reply


Fluid dynamics: can you connect 55-gal barrels in series to lawn sprinklers to circulate and keep emergency water fresh?

I saw several Instructables about how to use barrels to collect and store rain water.  It doesn't rain enough where I live for this to be practical -- however, I have five blue 55 gal barrels that I use to store water for emergencies. I would like to hook all these together with PVC and run my lawn sprinkler system through them, so that the water stays fresh and drinkable. As it stands, I have to store the water with bleach, and dump it all out every 6 months and start all over again. Big waste, and a bigger hassle. Often as not, I am sitting on 275 gallons of undrinkable swamp water at any one moment in time! -- My question concerns the physics surrounding the fluid dynamics. Is this workable -- running PVC between each barrel in series? -- or does that reduce the pressure to zilch at the end, so pressure wouldn't be high enough to water the lawn and garden? Would you have to put a bleeder valve in the top of each barrel so you could completely evacuate all the air? I really hope someone has actually done this, so I don't waste my time and money making something Mr. Wizard would just laugh at!

Question by wobryant   |  last reply


[TUT] Setup a VPN on an Xbox 360 and Xbox one Console

Info: There are many benefits to routing your xbox IP through a VPN connection. This ranges from utilizing exclusive American content, to hiding your IP from DDoSers, or even hiding your location from Doxers. This tutorial will show you a loophole that allows you to get around/avoid these hassles. Let us begin. Things you need: WiFi Connection Laptop with LAN port VPN (Virtual Private Network) Ethernet Cable VPN's: IPVanish PureVPN ExpressVPN This tutorial was done using IPVanish When installing these, make sure it sets you up with an American IP so you have access to American Xbox Content. How to Setup VPN on your Xbox Console Use Router Base Connection to Setup VPN on Xbox One of the methods of setting up Xbox One VPN is by tunneling your service via router and then connecting your gaming console and other devices to the router. Note that the setup may vary according to the router you use and the instructions provided by the VPN provider. Use the following steps to configure a VPN service on your router: You need an Ethernet cable and connect your modem to the WAN port in the router. Open your Router’s Control Panel – accessible from your system control panel. Go to the ‘Basic Setup’ / ‘Network’ / ‘Basic’ tab in your router control panel (where you can configure WAN or Internet settings). Enter the setup details provided by your VPN provider (username, password, gateway, subnet mask, etc.). Select the appropriate protocol settings and the change the ‘Connection Type’ based on your router and VPN providers instructions (usually to PPTP, but it depends). Select the appropriate DCHP settings depending on the requirements by your VPN provider. Click the Apply Settings / Save / Connect button and you are done. Now you can connect your Xbox to the router either through Wi-Fi or through Ethernet cable and can enjoy using VPN on your Xbox 360 or Xbox One. Use Your Computer to Setup VPN on Xbox You can also configure a VPN service on your Xbox through sharing the VPN connection on your personal computer with the gaming console. Firstly, setup a VPN connection on your computer: Go to ‘Network and Sharing Center’ from your system’s Control Panel. Click on ‘Setup a New Connection or Network’ and a wizard will appear. Select ‘Connect to a Workplace’ and click ‘Next’. The wizard will ask ‘how do you want to connect?’- select ‘Use my Internet Connection (VPN)’. Next you will have to enter the Internet Address and Destination Name provided by your VPN provider. Enter the details and click ‘Next’. Now enter the Username and Password of your VPN service and click ‘Connect’. If you already have a VPN configured on your computer, use the following steps to connect it to your Xbox: Connect your Xbox with your PC using an Ethernet cable or Wi-Fi. Go to ‘Network and Sharing Center’ from your system’s control panel. Click on the ‘Change Adapter Settings’ on the left side bar. Right click on your VPN connection and click ‘Properties’. Go to the ‘Sharing’ tab and check ‘Allow other network users to connect through this computer’s internet connection’ option. Click on the drop down menu below ‘Home Networking Connection’ and select ‘Local Area Network’. Click ‘Ok’.

Topic by linda.devies   |  last reply


Mac G3 password hacking?

I got a second-hand mac G3 for Christmas, from the sysadmin at my dad's office. Unfortunately, the sysadmin neglected to remove his accounts (and passwords), so as of yet it's impossible to get past the boot screen. Does anyone have any ideas about how I may crack the password or hack into the account... (changing the root password in single user mode doesn't work...) Oh, and by the way, it's running OS X of some sort, but since we can't log in, it's hard to know what cat it is. Help please!UPDATE:With the help of this site, we made an administrator account. We still don't know the master password, and there are a few untouchable files, but we can basically do whatever we want. The next challenge is to connect it to the internet...If you want to know how we got in, here's what we did:(1) we held down command (the propeller) and S as it booted --> this opened single-user mode, a command-line interface with root priveleges(2) instead of "rm"ing (removing), like the web site suggested, we "mv"ed (moved) /var/db/.AppleSetupDone to /var/db/.AppleSetupDone.old(3) we rebooted, and followed the instructions on the screenWhat did this do? It moved the file that told the computer that the computer was set up, so the computer ran the setup "wizard" like it was the first time the computer had ever been booted. After that, all we had to do was follow the instructions on the screen to set up an administrator (root) account. We also learned that the cat is panther, so we might be updating it to a newer version.Thanks for the help!

Topic by threecheersfornick   |  last reply


Best way to wire "PlasmaGlow" "El Wire" together to a single ON/Off Toggle switch?

Application is for car interior. Plasma Glow sells their EL Wire in 5ft and 10 ft lengths. I currently have this set-up in my car: 10 ft dash board x2 10ft rear doors (a 10ft per door panel) x2 10ft front doors (a 10ft per door panel) X2 5 ft front doors (a 5ft per door panel) as you can see, that's 7 separate lengths of EL Wire! I WANT them all to be wired up to a single toggle switch. Both the 5 and 10 foot wires have a car plug (cigarette lighter type) and then have a "music box" that allows you to select the wire to be either solid on, or to pulse with music........... I DID splice 3 wires together by cutting between the plug and the box, but something burned out, or shorted so Im asking for all you electrical wizards to help me out. The included pictures show the plug and music box.... I want THE SIMPLEST way to wire these all up to a car's 12V DC battery. I have a 6 fuse holder, and could possibly use this??? I included the pictures of the music box open in case maybe someone can figure out why the EL Wire wont light up without it, or why it shorts out (whats the weak link?) and maybe can I wire all 7 wires up to one box? Once again, looking for the best possible solution.... im no wise guy and have absolutely no clue, so I hope u guys can help..... **Im using a RS illuminated toggle switch and have a voltmeter.... how do I test the resistance/ latency of ALL the wires hooked up to know the switch can handle them without actually messing anything up? Anyway.... thanks for your help..... im the mean time I will be installing a new polished chrome billet grille in my car when it arrives! Peace

Question by killarowa   |  last reply


Help Making a Toaster Lamp

Kats, I need some help making a toaster lamp. Now I know what you’re thinking, “ I always wanted to make a toaster lamp!”. Well now’s your chance to help. In its simplest form a toaster lamp would be a base of a toaster with the top of a table lamp. The lamp operates like a normal lamp by pulling the string or turning the switch. The electronics in the toaster would be disabled or removed for safety reasons. This would be the simplest model. But I would like to build a model where you press the toaster lever down and the lamp lights up. To turn the light off you press the cancel button or press the toaster lever up. Furthermore the light-dark setting on the toaster would act as a dimmer switch for the lamp. The toaster heating elements would be disabled for safety reasons. Now a basic toaster works like this: When you push down on the handle, a plastic bar presses against the contacts and applies power to the circuit board. 120-volt power runs directly through the contacts to the nichrome wires to start toasting the bread. A simple circuit made up of transistors, resistors and capacitors turns on and supplies power to an electromagnet. The electromagnet attracts the piece of metal on the handle, holding the bread in the toaster. The simple circuit acts as a timer. A capacitor charges through a resistor, and when it reaches a certain voltage it cuts off the power to the electromagnet. The spring immediately pulls the two slices of bread up. In the process, the plastic bar rises and cuts off power to the toaster. Some of the problems I’m facing are the voltage to the electromagnet and PC board is about 12 volts. If you bypass the nichrome wires that would send 120 volts to the PC board which would toast it. So we need a way to do that. Another problem is we don’t want the capacitor to cut off power to the electromagnet, that would shut off the light. We could not charge the capacitor by putting a larger resistor before it, I’m not sure how to do this. The ideal solution would be to gut the toasters electronics, replace it with a circuit that does what I want, and the toaster just becomes a façade. Now that I’ve outlined what I want to do are there any electronics wizards out there who can design me a circuit to do this? Thanks Paul

Topic by god1   |  last reply


Solar LED 2835 strip with rechargeable battery, controller and night sensor?

 Needing help with a solar set up to recharge and power a small led strip with 2835 LEDs. I need a small strip of bright LEDs to light up a address block during the night and it is in a rock column.  I want the set up to be as visually minimal as possible.  My plan is to have a solar panel charging a battery during the day, have the sensor turn the light on at dusk and off at dawn.  I have a reel of 2835 LEDs and I want to cut a 1 Ft length of them and mount below the address block to illuminate it.  I already have all the mounting details set and how I plan on running the wires.  I will put the battery, controller and dimmer in a box on the back of the column and close it off and run the wires through the mortar to the LED strip which will be sitting on a rock shelf.  The solar panel will be mounted on the top of the column which is almost totally flat.  My questions and assistance needed is on the design of the solar components, battery, controller, wiring, design and if it I have it all correct and it will work.  I have done hours of research on the net and think I have an understanding of this, but would like one you electronic wizards to proof my concept and provide any input on things I might need to add, change or improvements to make it better or more cost effective.  I also searched previous forum questions and didn't see anything exactly like this. Pic is attached on my general layout, but here is what I have come up with so far: -12v 10w Solar panel, $20 -Charge Controller, $6 -20a Fuse, $0 -12v 5ah battery, $16 -LED dimming controller, $6 -12v Photocell, $3 -2835 LED 1 foot strip (cut from reel), $0 --I can provide links and further details to the components if needed, but they are all standard items that you can get on ebay or amazon Total cost not including box housing is approx. $51   (seems like there should already be something like this available much cheaper, but I have searched a lot and can't find anything.  I don't want one of those bulky solar LED lights and I want something that will stay on for at least 8 hours at night) I did the research and 1 ft of the 2835 leds uses about 4 watts.  Looking at all the formulas I found and the battery I intend to buy, 5ah, I calculated it would run the LEDs for 14 hours.   4/12 = .34   * 1000 = 340    Battery is 5000mah so  5000 / 340 = 14.7 hrs Does this sound correct? Next was determining the solar panel required. I came up with the 10w panel to have enough to charge the battery.   10w / 12v = .83    battery again is 5ah, so 5 / .83 = roughly 6 hours Is this correct also? The other items are components to complete the circuit, protect the battery and controller and have the ability to dim the lights if they are too bright. I'm hoping I researched enough and did correct calculations and didn't miss anything. But please provide input, thoughts and anything I might have missed.

Question by Ti6   |  last reply