I cannot open the thumbs in the Instructables. This appeared a month ago +-. Is their a way around this problem?
Question by leendertbob | last reply
Hi, I had an idea of making a mini usb drive out of a regular flash drive...Originally i had the idea and thought i should google it first....found out that a few companys have already made it...BUT i say nevermind them! DIY 4 life people! Anyways..I figured that all i would have to do is take off the plug-in for the drive (unsoldering it of course) and then cut the board to my liking, and re-solder it back on. Would this work? Does anyone know if it will short out my computer, or have you tried it before but failed? I MUST KNOW!! Because I really dont want to buy it, and i think it would look cool inside my laptop. THANK YOU!
Topic by Darkshot | last reply
Does anybody know if/where I can find information on how to design and build my own thumb drive? All I have been able to find are companies that let you design your own case. I can do that myself but I want to learn how to assemble the circuitry.
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Question by covert116 | last reply
I just broke my left thumb last night i will now comment less cause it's a pain to type (unless all of a sudden it gets better). Now i have one disfunctional hand that can't do much i have to go to TSA national conference in a couple days for a week. I was working on an instructable, but now it's going really slope/stop
Topic by guyfrom7up | last reply
If I had like 10 thumb drives could I connect them all as one drive somehow? I know you can create a usb hub and connect many that way, but when you connect the hub to a pc it sees many drives and not one.
Topic by Jester_boy2 | last reply
I want to make a thumb dagger like the one in the picture, but dont know what tools or materials to use.
Question by andi456 | last reply
Does anyone know how to take a regular USB thumb drive, and convert it into a mini one? I am on a laptop and would not like to have a long stick coming out of it so that if i hit it by accident it will break off....so i was curious to see if i could unsolder the USB plug-in and take the board so that it would be cut off just enough to make a mini USB? Yes, I do know that i can just buy one....but whats instructables without DIY? :D Thanks all! :)
Question by Darkshot | last reply
I recently acquired a knife in poor condition. It is a Frost Cutlery Flying Falcon lock back. The thumb catch knob is missing and I was wondering if any one had an idea to replace it. Also, I was wondering if anyone had any info on stainless rostfrei.
Topic by masterochicken | last reply
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.
Topic by darkorical
My lexar 8gb thumbdrive sometimes works and some times it says usb device not recognised HELLLLP i am using windows 7 enterprise if that helps
Question by The nerdling | last reply
Basically. I have an old thumb drive that I want to connect a string of LEDs to, and while it's plugged into my computer, I can program it to blink/flash whenever I want, whether its just timed, or I click a button "on the program" and the LEDs turn on Where do I even begin? I mean, I know how to attach LEDs to the drive, just the rest of it... Not so sure.
Question by surlistyc | last reply
I've had this thing forever, and I never use it. Any insight would be appreciated!
Topic by tcompton1
Where can I find a site that shows step by step instructions on how to make a usb flash drive from scratch?
Question by Tgwizman | last reply
I was thinking of making a simple chip flash drive by taking apart my Cruzer and using some hot glue to mold two casino chips together, with the chip in the middle. My friend did this with a (one) lego block, but this is a little different. I wanted to take this idea to you guys, just so I could make sure it's a good one. Think I should try it out?
Topic by SkyeHawc | last reply
When viewing an article,which has multiple pictures with the row of thumbs below the primary image, I am unable to get the primary image to change when I click on a thumbnail, it only works in IE, but not Firefox .. Why ?? Can't even post this question using Firefox - booo
Question by bytes2go | last reply
I want to make a speaker and i want thumb sized cilyndrical neodimiyam magnets.i live in bangladesh and radioshack or online shopping is not available.but my workshop is full of junks and can i salvage any magnet from there.i tried to buy these in shops but could not find it.please help.thanks for viewing and answering
Question by argha halder | last reply
Frenzy's instructable on USB dead drops got me inspired, but I don't want to set up just one! I'd like to set up several around my little town here, and I don't want to break the bank doing it. Does anyone know where to buy maybe six to twelve thumb drives or micro SD cards for super cheap? I don't need anything particularly fancy, I'm sure 512mb or 1gb would be plenty of space. I found some stuff on ebay but I'd still be paying around $35 for 10, and I'd like to get that down around $2 each or less. What do you think? Pipe dream or do you have some ideas?
Question by depotdevoid | last reply
You know the thumbs at the bottom of instructabls? when i click on them they wont come up. theres just the first one. opera is my favorite browser and i dont want to have to switch just because everyone use mozilla or IE (wich sucks worse than a vacuum).
Topic by Arachno
Just wanted to say: me likee. It's like it was when subs were first introduced. Very nice. Now if only I could get my comments just under that (or even customize it...le gasp! :D ), life would be complete... :D
Topic by Lithium Rain | last reply
Pls answer this querry.
Question by vivekair | last reply
I jsut need it to remind me to remove my flash drive XD i forget alot
Question by Algag | last reply
I want to download eagle( the free one) onto a memory stick and make it bootable so when i put in the thumb drive it will boot up!!!
Question by thecookiemonster | last reply
I asked another question about building a laptop hard drive out of usb thumb drives, and one person made a good point: the read/write cylce ratings of thumb drives aren't as high as those for a regular, magnetic disk hard drive, so they would need to be replaced as they got worn out from all of the read/write cycles. So, how do I tell when a thumb drive is getting old before it keels over and I lose a chunk of my hard drive? Thanks!
Question by mad magoo | last reply
Does mobile have an option to unlock after taking thumb impression of owner instead of password? I mean to say that, mobile should not be unlocked without the thumb impression of the owner. does this option available in any mobile? If not how to do this?
Question by myanimation | last reply
I've been thinking about using a thumb-style joystick in an upcoming project (like this one) and making it go digital instead of analog (like this) but the only things I can find on such joysticks are with microcontrollers. I planned on using it to send a key stroke by using the guts of an old keyboard to make a diy emulator controller (like this) and I was wondering if this were at all possible or if it needed a microcontroller.
Question by vigilantice | last reply
I saw this in Make a while ago, I believe it was in the steampunk issue. It was a bunch of thumb drives linked by a usb hub into one, and then packed into a traditional hard drive case to make one big usb thumb drive that looked like a traditional hard drive. I was wondering if this was possible to do seriously, as the internal hard drive of a computer or laptop, because it is rugged and resistent to shock, etc. ( perfect for a laptop). I would get several large- capacity ( 16-32 GB and larger) thumb drives and link them together. My main problem is how to connect this to a traditional hard drive cable. Answers are appreciated. Thanks!
Question by mad magoo | last reply
I'm looking for the robotic arm constructed out of legos with three finger gripper and thumb used in under water high school contest.? It was controlled with an IC off a Breadboad.
Question by wschmidt | last reply
For a while, I've been trying to figure out a way to run Linux without taking up a lot of hard drive space or deleting my Windows installation. Is it possible to install a virtual machine on a flash drive or USB drive and run it on one computer? Please help! Thank you!
Question by megakacktus | last reply
I'm sure anyone familliar with U3 knows it brings up a menu, my regular flash drive works, because i can skip installing the software, but my U3 won't, and i can't acces it because of this. I have tried almost all of the admin hacks, is there another way to do it?
Question by XOIIO | last reply
I'm going to be case modding whatever stick I get my hands on, and the place it is going is predicted to be limited. I'm going to strip the case off, and I was hoping to wire a cable in the place of the built in plug to cut down on the space needed inside the new case. If this is going to work, I plan to post it, so I'm hoping for a green light here.
Question by SenaCat | last reply
Consider a twanged metal ruler, or the "keys" of a thumb piano (kalimba)... I'm in the middle of designing A Thing, and I am sure that there ought to be a way of calculating the note produced when you twang the end of a strip of metal. Assuming I know the Young's modulus, length, width & thickness of a strip of metal (rectangular cross-section), is there a formula into which I can plug these numbers and predict the note produced? Or are there other properties I need to know?
Question by Kiteman | last reply
I just posted the following over there, so hopefully a method can be devised to test this safely: (1999) A US Navy safety publication describes injuries incurred while doing don'ts. One page described the fate of a sailor playing with a multimeter in an unauthorized manner. He was curious about the resistance level of the human body. He had a Simpson 260 multimeter, a small unit powered by a 9-volt battery. That may not seem powerful enough to be dangerousâ€¦ but it can be deadly in the wrong hands. The sailor took a probe in each hand to measure his bodily resistance from thumb to thumb. But the probes had sharp tips, and in his excitement he pressed his thumbs hard enough against the probes to break the skin. Once the salty conducting fluid known as blood was available, the current from the multimeter traveled right across the sailor's heart, disrupting the electrical regulation of his heartbeat. He died before he could record his Ohms.
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Everybody loves their flash drive, and most people keep them on their keys (or if you're really cool, on a lanyard around your neck with some kind of card identifying you as a professional geek). A few months ago I bought a little 4gb Lexar Firefly, and I love it. It's tiny and holds lots of information. As you can see in the picture, the hole where you attach a keyring is in the lid, not on the body of the drive. This cuts down on the drive's size, but means that the drive might fall out of the lid, or get forgotten and left behind. Naturally, this happened after not 3 months of ownership. After a while I lamented ever finding my trusty drive, and tossed the little clear plastic cap. However, lo and behold, I did find my little USB drive a long time later--Bbt now I have no way to attach it to my keys! Does anybody have some ideas for a key-attachment mod for my little firefly? I'd like to avoid adding any kind of bulky casing, but I will if it means not having to drop $25 on a new one.
Topic by thepeacefish | last reply
So i can play on any computer at any time?
Question by quellek2 | last reply