diy tablet

Hello all i was wondering if anyone knows if i can use the monitor and digitizer in an android tablet on a Intel atom moboard? basically I'm wanting to turn my 10" android tablet into a windows tablet with capacitive touch.

Topic by skullkeeper80   |  last reply


DIY YoYo

How come noone posted a DIY yoyo yet? I make them so I thought someone would've posted it by now. You can make cool mini plastics out of cheap crappy party favors from any party isle at the store, Butterfly and regular. I have to make an extra thin string for them but they sleep and fly nice. Anyone else ?

Topic by jimmyb0nz   |  last reply


diy bmx

 Can someone please make an indestructable about how to build a bmx completely from scratch and preferably without welding, it's a project that i have wanted to try for a while now but i couldn't think of how to do it. 

Topic by Jamu3l   |  last reply


DIY Speakers

What we did was took different types of copper wire to find out which was the best for the quality of our speaker. We tried a wider gauged wire, a longer, and a couple other unsuccessful hypothesis´. The best one was the longer wire. About 1 meter long.  The things you need:  -copper wire -av cables -box without the lid -magnet from a speaker -av cables -stereo to connect to the av cable -tape to put you copper on the box

Topic by Emilie Kunkel   |  last reply


DIY Speakers

I gave up my B&W; speakers that I've had since I was 16, which was a long time ago. I'm now in the market for some DIY speaker ideas. There are a bunch of speaker Instructables, but I would like to do something new and hopefully unique. Does anyone have photos of what they have built for inspiration?

Topic by lebowski   |  last reply


DIY: in Prison

Limited resources? Hiding from authority? No, not a young DIY-er with a low budget and strict parents, but prison inmates trying to get out. Take a look at this collection of photographs by Marc Steinmetz showcasing creative escape tools crafted by German prisoners while in jail. While many of them were confiscated before completion or implementation, a handful of them were used successfully to break out of jail. While I in no way condone these actions, you've got to admit some of these are creative use of available resources. Plus, if Instructables ever ran an Escaping from Prison contest (sponsored by Alcatraz tourism, anyone?), we'd all be up against some pretty stiff competition.Escape Tools

Topic by joshf   |  last reply


DIY DISASTER?

 Im interested in peoples feedback towards current flat-pack furniture or D.I.Y products. Problems and annoyances with current methods of putting together these products, problems with materials and fixings used etc. Any problems regarding requiring tools that aren't provided or instructions being awful? On the other hand, has anybody had a great experience putting together anything flatpack or D.IY? (Eg: bookshelves, bedside tables, stools, BBQs, anything requiring assembly really)? Any insight would be great!

Topic by mustcreate   |  last reply


DIY Espresso

Hey all! I'm looking for collaborators in this project, I'm planning on making an espresso machine for my venue (The Alibi). Since professional machines can cost over 5000 dollars, I would like to make one for under 150. I will compromise and allow us to move back to the 50's and have it be hand pressed, in fact, a steampunk espresso is exactly what I'm looking for. Huge levers and spinning gears are perfect. The only critical thing would be the water temperature (i hear it has to be =>199 & <=201.Any ideas?

Topic by lamedust   |  last reply


DIY PSU?

I currently have a HP 6623A bench top PSU which is amazing to say the least but I never end up using all of the features and its pretty big. It regulates voltage and amperage but I really only need a really good variable voltage bench top PSU. What I need: 3x 0-12V 3A outputs What I have: tons of computer PSUs, wall warts, and everything in between. What I was suggested to use: 3x LM350T 3x 5k pot running off the 12V rail of a PSU. Does anyone have a suggestion for a better configuration? Is there a better variable regulator you suggest? -Thanks!

Question by newrev426   |  last reply


DIY Autopen

An interesting Instructable would be for a DIY autopen.  It isn't the most practical thing--anybody who really needs one probably has the resources to purchase a real one.  But it would be kind of cool, and it seems like it should be a fairly simple machine. 

Topic by LDL707   |  last reply


diy biotech? Answered

Any one know website or instuctable in which i can learn to do biotech  work like dna fingerprinting genetic recombination hybrid plant etc

Question by mihir.sahu.355   |  last reply


DIY Contest

I just wanted to let everyone know about a contest where you can win a $10,000 gift card from Sears or a Samsung 46-inch HDTV just by sharing a DIY/Holiday story. It is very easy to enter! Here are the details... Project Holiday Contest Everyone has a holiday disaster tale, DIY story, or some handy tips for getting your home ready for the holidays. Visit ManageMyHome.com to upload your photos or video and let your captions tell the tale. Enter the Project Holiday contest by January 15, 2009 for your shot at winning one of 10 prize packages.

Topic by DinaC 


DIY Transistor?

Do you think it'd be possible to make a completely homemade transistor? Not a homemade transistor amp or anything, just the transistor. I know, you could just buy one for cents, but you can also just buy a lot of stuff that you can have fun making. What about turning a normal transistor into a phototransistor? Just sand the coating off the silicon?

Question by LeviMan_2001   |  last reply


DIY generator

I'm new to this forum. I just got my welders certificate. I've seen on the web some projects that convert an auto alternator to a 300 amp welder. I live in an apt. and don't have 220V. I have a new mig welder and it works super for thin and medieum guage metal. My buzz box needs alot of power, about 15 KW, and even used generators are out of my range. Can anyone help?

Topic by CraigLam   |  last reply


DIY Railgun?

Hey guys, I recently built a coilgun and want to move to something bigger, namely a portable railgun. Check out this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqxB6I6rooI I want to do something similar, perhaps in pistol form. I have more power (450v 1120uF) than the one in the link and have graphite to use as projectiles. What kind of range can I expect? And how powerful could it be? Can it be done? The requirements seem pretty simple.. (If I make it, Instructable coming soon!) Thanks. BTW I have lots of experience dealing with high voltage.

Question by IndianHacker002   |  last reply


diy tin ideas

Anyone got any ideas for a diy tine im making to solve little jobs around the house any ideas are helpful?

Topic by sharlston   |  last reply


DIY Fire Extinguisher

I need a cheap homemade fire extinguisher for small stuff.

Topic by ry25920   |  last reply


DIY musket challenge

I have a challenge! Who can make the best DIY musket and instructable on how to do so. I will be the judge but I still need contestants.

Topic by blackholeseeker   |  last reply


DIY rotary processor

Any body know what sort of motor you would use to make something like this?

Topic by sharktopus   |  last reply


Diy Roulette Wheel?

I am wondering if anybody here has the knowledge on how to construct a roulette wheel? The internet has so far proven very un-helpful on this topic.  I want to make a wooden tabletop wheel with a ball, not a vertical one with an arrow.

Topic by V1g1lante   |  last reply


DIY Swivel Mount

We don't have swivel mounts here. I need one to hold my notebook+monitor while I'm in bed. Is there any instructable on this? Can you make one if not? I need one that goes up and down, right and left. Right now my monitor is useless as I'm in bed most of the time and I can't use it while I'm in bed. Thank you.

Topic by jaja1990 


DIY DNA profiling

I was curious if there is anyway to profile dna yourself.  I understand it may be challenging but are there any low cost alternatives to the PCR method or quicker than the RFLP method?

Topic by azice   |  last reply


Looking for a good DIY

Hi. Does any of you, dear DIY geniuses know a way to make a good and usable wind screen for a RODE Videomic Go like this one from Rycote ? The only tutorials I found were a bit crappy and I was wondering if there was any way for improvements so the final product might be closer to the Rycote one for usability & durability. Thanks to answer

Topic by monks19   |  last reply


DIY Unlocking Bracelet

I'm looking for plans to make a set of bracelets that will unlock when they come in contact with each other (no keys involved). I'm not sure how to even begin looking for something like this, my searches have come up fruitless so far so I decided to take my request to the Instructables forums. Any help would be appreciated.

Topic by ahayden3   |  last reply


DIY mini mishwasher

I got this idea of a DIY dishwasher. I couldn't find any one ever done it before, and i thought i any of you had seen/made one. So if you have links or any other knowledge, it would be interesting!

Topic by bjarkethomsen   |  last reply


DIY BBQ grill

Hello, I'm building a BBQ from an old 20ltr water boiler. I need to make the grill (where the meat goes). I'm thinking about making it from rebar. Would this be safe? I looked to buy one premade, but don't find one the right size

Question by MaDoGK   |  last reply


Multimeter DIY Repair?

I have a Radio Shack digital multimeter, Model 22-174. Since the 10 Amp measurement circuit is not fused I blew this circuit and that part of the meter does not work now. I like this meter and would like to know if I can DIY repair it and what I need to do. I have looked around the Internet and have not found any information including the Radio Shack site. Was looking for the wiring diagram only found a parts list. I hope that I can fix it. If I can fix it I will fuse the test leads (black lead) or work out an internal fuse for this circuit so I don't repeat my mistake. Any help would be nice. Thank you.

Question by phantom9   |  last reply


Information on DIY Electronics

Hey everybody, I really hope someone can help me. I'm PJ, a social work student that's organizing a sort of DIY electronics meeting in Belgium. By school policy, i have to write something in between an essay and a thesis and i'm doing it about DIY as a scene within subcultures. Now because DIY as a scene or culture is so enormous i'm writing it about DIY in electronics/hardware fiddling/hacking/modding/bending. Now what i'm trying to ask: Do you know any essays, thesisses, papers, books about DIY as a culture, scene, phenonemon?,... Not just a link to Wikipedia I need a base, where i can start from in writing this essay so i can explore DIY some more. Thanks a lot. PJ

Topic by Peach   |  last reply


DIY programmer for PIC16F88?

I was wondering if anyone knew of a relativley simple DIY programmer for the PIC16F88. All the programmers I have come across on this site dont support it. Any help will be appreciated.

Question by XxShadowxX14 


DIY air guns

Hi guys, lately i have been designing some types of air rifle and shotgun. If anyone thinks they have an idea, design or just to advertise one of your airgun ibles please feel free to comment and ask questions.

Topic by DIYWEAPONS 


Is this possible to DIY at home?

You may not have heard of this, but there is this thing called Plant-e, which works like this... Basically, what is does it it harvests the waste products of microorganisms that feed off of excess plant energy. These waste products are.. electrons! A you can see here, you can buy your own kit at home: http://plant-e.com/products/products-for-sale/DIY%20at%20home.html ...for $700. They have a diagram here: http://plant-e.com/onewebstatic/cfc3f17559-Gras_Plant-MFC.jpg-for-web-large.jpg explaining how it works, and a very good video explaination here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWngdxe_RsU Do you think I can do this by myself at home? Can I get the supplies to make this at a store nearby or online for cheap? Or, is this very advanced technology that I can probably not replicate. Thank you

Topic by fenner.stevens   |  last reply


DIY Space Exploration

Hi guys, I heard about a guy here thinking about getting a payload into space on DIY terms.Running with the idea, it turns out that commercial off-the-shelf satellite space will run you about 8 grand.Moving away from rockets, the MAKE: team managed to use 'weather balloons' and helium to hit 109,000 feet. (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/03/diy_space_make_video_podc.html)My idea/question in this.If you can get a payload near space, what if your payload is a small rocket that fires at the peak height, could you drag something (kicking and screaming) into orbit?Thoughts and discussion here, I'm really excited about this!ParadoxDetected :)

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diy usb problem

Hey i saw some videos on diy usb fan, thought it was a great idea, so i tried to make one too for funso i took my old broken logitech usb mouse and cut it open, however when i opened it i saw black, white, red, green, a string, and a copper wire - like the picture on the imageshack link (sorry for the blurr)http://img144.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc00210dk5.jpgso i still only use the red and black wire right? and in what conditions should i not use the usb for powering (such as the product uses more than 500 milliamp?)and just out of curiosity does any1 know whats that copper wire with no shielding is for?thanks

Topic by aman0   |  last reply


DIY iPod Charger

Hi everyone, I want to make my own iPod Charger and I have already made a schematic for it, but now I'm not sure if everything is correct. So can you please tell me if there's something wrong with it or something that could be done better. Thanks, Lukas

Topic by lukas011   |  last reply


DIY Laser Engraver?

I am starting a small business, and would like to engrave my company logo on the products, the box is black, and made of plastic. Anyone have any suggestions for how to build one under $100 out of old CD/DVD-RW Drives? I found this ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-laser-engraver/?ALLSTEPS ) but dont understand entirely how its built, could anyone give me ideas, or help me understand this post better? Also, the box is 3x4x1.6 inches, and it needs to be a shallow engravment. Thanks

Question by Tuckoguy   |  last reply


DIY Boot Waterproofing?

I have a nice ($15) pair of steel-toed work boots that are great, but they aren't waterproof. Being too lazy to buy actual boot waterproofer, I would like to know if anyone knows whether spray enamel (clear coat) would do the same thing. My boots are leather (synthetic, I'm sure) and nylon (I think). I could probably mask the leather off, so it would not be affected by overspray. I was just wondering, in case anyone ha ever done this before. Thanks!

Topic by Bran   |  last reply


DIY PS2 Guitar

I would like to build my own Guitar Hero guitar using buttons similar to those in the pic but have a clear button for the frets and mount leds under the frets that are lit up as long as the system is on and the controller is plugged in. If it's not possible to do using button switches then I request one for making fret buttons that have leds. Thanks

Topic by evillordnikon 


DIY Disasters Challenge

Check out the Destination DIY segment featuring Depotdevoid and Aerospaced here: http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/destination-diy/id266173213 WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!! We’re excited to announce the winners of the DIY Disasters challenge! Depotdevoid won for his story about a disastrous home plumbing repair and Aerospaced won for his story about a thermite reaction gone wrong. Both of the winners’ stories will be featured on an upcoming episode of Destination DIY. To keep up with show production and air times, please visit http://destinationdiy.org, where you can sign up on the mailing list (http://www.destinationdiy.org/joinmailinglist.html). You can also follow along on Facebook (http://facebook.com/DestinationDIY) or twitter (http://twitter.com/DIYgirl).  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Destination DIY is a public radio show and podcast based in the creative hub of Portland, Oregon. This hour-long, documentary-style show includes stories from around the country about innovative, creative people. Our last season of shows included themes such as “DIY Economy,” “DIY Rituals,” and “Representing Yourself.” For more information or to listen to some of our past shows, please visit http://destinationdiy.org To kick off our next season of shows, we’re putting together an episode called “DIY Disasters”. Here’s where you come in. We want to hear your best DIY disaster story. Did you have a project that went wrong in more ways than you thought possible? Did you start something and realize you were in way over your head? When did you realize you had a DIY disaster on your hands? Have you ever sustained an injury while attempting a DIY project? These can be funny stories or scary ones or even sad ones. For the purposes of our show, a DIY project is pretty much anything that someone does without the help of a large institution. We’ll choose the best stories to be featured on Destination DIY later this year. Featured stories will be produced by a radio professional, who will interview you and help to tell your story on the air. You’ll also get some sweet Destination DIY swag like buttons and stickers along with bragging rights.   DEADLINE: July 10, 2011 ENTRY RULES: your story in 300 words or less - include images if you like.  The more evidence the better!! - Your entry should be a comment on this post.  Click the orange ADD COMMENT button at the bottom of the post to enter.  Commenting on other peoples stories by clicking REPLY with your own story WILL NOT COUNT AS AN ENTRY.  You are of course allowed to comment on other peoples posts (we encourage it!!), but to enter you must have your own original comment on the forum topic.  - please include at the top of your entry your name and location (country or state), we will accept entries from anywhere but you must have access to a landline phone or skype  - Limit 2 entries per person. Each entry should be its own comment. PRIZE: a chance to be featured on Destination DIY!!!!!

Topic by Carleyy   |  last reply


TSA and DIY intervalometer? Answered

Ok, so I finished my intervalometer project, and it works. Mostly :) I wanted to get it finished before I left on a plane trip. I would love to get a time lapse on the plane out the window.  The question is- will TSA confiscate my intervalometer?  It is in a 3x2x1" project box. It is powered by 3 AAA batteries.  It does have wireless receiver and transmitter. These are little RF controllers bought off of ebay. I would check them in the cargo luggage (the receiver is removable) Other than that the box contains an arduino controller and 2 (really small) relays. And a lot of wiring.. I do not mean to cause any problems/hiccups when getting on the plane :) Anyone travel a lot with DIY electronics?

Question by astroboy907   |  last reply


DIY Wifi Speaker

Hi everyone, I'm not a native english speaker so sorry for my language's level. I'm new on the forum. Watching amazing DIY projects on Instructable make me want to do same things. I have a old 5.1 audio kit : http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Z-5450-Digital-Speaker-970181-0403/dp/B000AM6QHO One of a rear wireless satelite is broken. I tried to fix it but without result. So my new idea is to use this stuff to make something like Sonos Audio products. 5 independant wifi speakers connected to a wifi network to stream music, and most important to sync sound of a movie streamed on TV. In an other project, i want to create my personnal NAS / Media Center with Plex. In fact i want to create a system, to stream video and sound wirelessly from a Data Server. Is it possible ? My knowledge is not very large so i need your help to improve my skills. I saw this product  but maybe i can find a other solution, more easy to build and cheapest. http://fr.aliexpress.com/item/Wireless-Wifi-Audio-Receiver-music-streaming-receiver-Supports-iOS-Android-Airmusic-DLNA-AirPlay-Qplay-Music-Radio/1993464174.html I want to create something easy to connect with a only centralized system/app. Do you think it's possible ? Thank you for your help. Best regards

Topic by bbianciot   |  last reply


Home DIY Questions

The house i live in is falling apart at the seams. I fix every problem as it arises but a few things have stumped me or I've just never tackled them before. Any advice? 1. Gaping holes in Brick/Plaster walls left by electricians? 2. Panel from door punched through and sticky taped in good dodgy tradition. An attempt appears to have been made before to repair but the material has swelled with moisture (bathroom door). ? Cheers.

Topic by terielise   |  last reply


DIY Solder Pot

Just today, my brother offered to give me his old coffee maker that he had replaced with a newer one. He is well aware of my electronics hobby, which is why he offered to give it to me in the first place. Nothing is wrong with the coffee maker electronically - he just didn't use it for a long time in which it became moldy on the inside. He cleaned the inside properly, and as a precaution I did it a second time. Now that it is cleaned, I'm curious as to if I could turn it into a solder pot. Seeing plenty of DIY solder pots, I'm thinking I could use an empty soup can, cut to a reasonable size, and have it rest on the heating element of which the coffee pot would normally rest on. Would I be able to do just that or no? Any suggestions as to what to use for the "bath" or "pot" of which will hold the molten solder? Thanks in advance! P.S. This is a basic electric drip coffeemaker I'm wanting to salvage - just to clarify.

Topic by TXVisual   |  last reply


Getting Started At DIY

Hi all I am a mechanical engineering by training. I've worked with Arduinos and loved them a lot. In college, I helped build two race cars in the Formula SAE competitions, and I worked in mechanical workshops doing milling, shaping, grinding, using lathes etc. I loved all of it. However, while I imagine my ideal self spending his weekends in his garage restoring his classic british sports car, I struggle to get excited enough to take on any projects at all. For instance, I have dreams of building my own go kart, writing a smartphone app, building a few home automation things that I have in mind etc, but I lack the courage to start, because I know I will leave it half done. The other thing is that, despite my training, I lack the engineering bent of mind to build things 'properly'. That streak where you choose the right option when designing something. It's hard to describe, but you can tell what was built by an engineer and what wasn't. I would like to ask you, what are your pro tips to getting started and having a long and successful unpaid, voluntary career in weekend hobby projects? Any and all advice is welcome, as are harsh words telling me to 'just freaking pick something and start'. What is your story? How'd you get into liking to build stuff? Did it come naturally to all of you, or did you have to force yourself at first until you started loving it? Thanks in advance.

Topic by IncreasingEntropy   |  last reply


DIY Plexiglass Window

Hey guys, time for another update of what I've been up to lately in my spare time. The other day I just finished a project, where I decided to take some scrap plexiglass and install it as a window in the top of my subwoofer, just like how more expensive pre-built subwoofer boxes have them. I tried to take pictures as I went along with it. Trust me, I may only have a handful of picture, but it took A LOT. Most of the hard work was chiseling the MDF board to fit a groove for the plexiglass to sit in and make a seal. P.S.: Chiseling MDF board is like chiseling cardboard, very easy to take too much out! Also, does anyone have any ideas as to HOW I could get some of the deeper scratches out of the plexiglass??? I'll be taking it apart to re-bevel the edge of the seal once I find the damn wood router, so when I do that I'd like to buff the plexiglass out a bit. Also, I think I own bragging rights for doing this.

Topic by Punkguyta   |  last reply


DIY Instructables Handbook

I just had a great idea, different instructables people should make different handbooks for different subjects that they are good in. Those types of books at stores are usually really overpice and have a ton of information that you'll never use and just makes the book fatter. I'm personally making an electronic on, fitting 4 pages on one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet, making each sheet of the book ~3.25" X ~4.5. If you make one please upload a pdf file so that others can download it, cut it, and assemble it to have a crafty pocket refrence!This is the table of contents of electronic book (so far):TABLE OF CONTENTSFormulas....................................Definitions andSchematic Symbols....................Conversions................................Prefixes.......................................Resistor Code.............................Capacitor Code...........................Inductor Code..............................AWG Specifications.....................General Electronic Tips...............First page:General outline:E=VoltsI=CurrentR=ResistanceP=Watts (Power)L=InductanceC=CapatanceG=ConductanceOhms Law: E=IRPower Formula: P=IEResistors in series: Rtotal=R1+R2+R3...Resistors in Parallel:Rtotal=(R1-1+R2-1+R3-1+.....)-1orstill working on it (and the subscribts and superscripts didn't translate too well, but you get the idea.If you have any formulas that you want me to put in the electronics reference then post a comment!Some topics for references could be:WoodworkingConstructionCookingRadioetc.

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply


DIY spy earpiece

PLEASE HELP! THANK YOU I want to make a SPY EARPIECE, like a hearing aid with an battery inside,a kind of electromagnetic receiver,that will work with an inductive neck loop set. It is too expensive for me to buy one. Another possibility is using a bluetooth neck loop set. It should look like ear pieces on these websites: http://www.tayx.co.uk/wireless-earpiece/default.html http://www.dhgate.com/mini-spy-earphone-wireless-hidden-cell-phone/p-ff808081228c727401228cf8c6982ce7.html Thank everyone who participates in finding out the needed plans to make one and technical plans

Topic by e_nysa   |  last reply


DIY Soldering Gun? Answered

My 40W soldering iron is a bit too weak. I've been thinking about making a soldering gun, but it confuses me a bit... Since I don't work with sensitive electronic components, I don't think there's a problem. I also like the fact that I can control the amount of heat easily... I soldering gun is pretty much a "mix" between a soldering iron and a welder, right? Similar to a hot-wire styrofoam cutter. Maybe I should call it an Incandescent soldering lamp...  A hot wire cutter is exactly like a soldering gun, except it uses a thicker, shorter, wire that has low resistance... To make one, what I need is a power supply that can supply: High current, and low voltage (Wikipedia doesn't define low voltage), right? With a 5V 40A ATX power supply, a switch, and a single core wire that has close to 0 resistance, do you think I would be able to make a soldering gun? A 5V ATX power supply is the power supply with the lowest voltage that I own.  I don't know the resistance of the wire that I can use, because I don't know what wire to use, and don't know the current it will take. I know I will need the heating wire of the tip to be a higher gauge, so it will have more resistance on high amps, and it will be the one that will heats up. From what I'm guessing, 5V is too high, and something like 1V would be better. Perhaps I'll find a way for stepping it down to a lower voltage...

Question by Yonatan24   |  last reply


diy collars NOT dog? Answered

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Question by spockck   |  last reply


Diy soldering flux

Quick question regarding diy soldering flux can i use gum rosin to make the flux

Question by nikko_47   |  last reply


DIY Kits For Projects

There are a lot of cool projects on this site.  Are there any DIY KIts for these projects?  

Topic by llmcd   |  last reply