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on press visual basic?

This seems really simple but I just cannot find out how to make a program in visual basic that presses enter after any key is pressed. thank you in advance!

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Visual Studio plugin

Hello, I would like to install this realtime c++ on visual studio 2008, but I do not know how to. Thanks for any help

Question by jbaker22  

A visual timer for kids

I would like help figuring out how to make this special type of clock . I need some for my daughter, but don't want to shell out the $30 plus dollars for each one. It is basically counting down time in a visual way for children who are too young to understand numbers counting down. I know there are computer based ones online, but it is not always convenient to have the computer on. Thanks for any help! Karl

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A visual timer for kids

I would like help figuring out how to make this special type of clock.   I need some for my daughter, but don't want to shell out the $30 plus dollars for each one.   It is basically counting down time in a visual way for children who are too young to understand numbers counting down. I know there are computer based ones online, but it is not always convenient to have the computer on. Thanks for any help! Karl

Topic by karling    |  last reply

LED music visualizer

Hi folks! I just saw this great tutorial about the interactive LED table ( Can it be modded so that music (over an external program, of course) controls the LED's? If so I would be pleased when you can explain it to me. Thanks

Topic by bildderfrau    |  last reply

Visual Basic Code...?

Hi all. I am making a CPU benchmark program in Visual basic Express 2010. I have everything I need except the actual STRESS TEST. :D Heres a BASIC look at what i'm thinking i'm going to need. Private Function StressTest() As Integer     'Complex math that will STRESS the CPU a lot     math.math.math............................     math math math.................     'Complex math that will STRESS the CPU a lot     return time-taken-to-run-test-in-mili-seconds End Function Please help me make this! I am SOOOOOO Close! All I need is to know how long the thing took, and the actual math that puts STRESS on the CPU!!! PLEASE HELP ME OUT!!! IT WOULD MAKE A 12 YEAR OLD'S DREAMS COME TRUE!!! THANKS!     

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Speak Visual Contest - for computer modders and visual artists

MAKE has just announce a new contest it's running with NVIDIA called the Speak Visual Contest. This is perfect for computer modders since you can enter a PC mod, gamer station or PC hardware creation. Interestingly enough, it's also open to motion graphics and data visualization that uses a graphics card as well.Top prize is a Digital Storm PC with some killer specs that's worth over two grand. Five runners up will win the BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE. Others will win copies of Building The Perfect PC 2nd Edition or Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs from MAKE.Even cooler, one of the ways to enter is to submit an Instructable with "modificationstation" as a tag. Below is the full list of ways to enter.Flickr: tag your photos with "modificationstation" and also add it to the Make: Flickr photo pool.YouTube, Vimeo, tag your videos with "modificationstation".Submit your project link via the Make: Submit form.Instructables, tag your project with "modificationstation".You can also send links to your videos, photos or more to us via email. Speak Visual Contest

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Timer in Visual Studio 2008 Answered

I need to create a timer in visual studio 2008. I want to have a Console.WriteLine("words"); and then a timer that delays for about one second before it prints the next Console.WriteLine("words"); Can anyone help me?

Question by Jedrokivich    |  last reply

Visual Studio 2013 Troubles

I am attempting to use the C++ editor in Visual Studio, and I am not able to compile my program and create a(n) .exe file.  I am running Windows 7. Any help is appreciated!

Question by StarscreamClone    |  last reply

Arduino Bluetooth to Visual Forms

Hey folks I hav a problem: I am trying to make a GUI in visual forms which displays Data received from an Arduino via Arduino sent with a HC-06 Blutooth module, the data is a 10 cell integer array which should be displayed in 10 textboxes. my problem is how do I retrieve the data from the computer's bluetooth in Visual Forms/Studio. thank you for your help

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Arduino Bluetooth to Visual Forms

He folks I have a problem I am trying to send data with my arduino via a hc-06 bluetooth module to my pc and display the data with visal forms, my problem is how do I get the data into Visual studio/forms? the data is a 10 cell integer array wich should be displayed as 10 textboxes. or is there a better software to create a GUI thank you in advance

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How to make a visual of a product?

I want to design a product. I was wondering if anyone knew how they put a product in a picture that has not been created. I want to be able to for instance put a keychain on a child's backpack. Please comment if this seems unclear. Do I need cad? I want to be able to simulate the look of my product.

Question by undftdking    |  last reply

COSMOS and Visual C# issues...?

Alrighty, so i'm workin with COSMOS. So I have VS2010 and it says that the new version works with that. And its express BTW. So of course it gives me an error. Well, I tried it with 2008 on another pc and got no errors. The problem is, I cannot install 2008 b/c it thinks it's already installed. And its not! It used to be but I un-installed it! :P WTF??? Any ideas? Wehn I try 2 install it, it lets me uninstall or reinstall/repair. Well, if I uninstall it, it still wont lemme install it and if i re-install/repair, it doesnt even do anything. Any ideas?

Question by sci4me  

Beeping Eggs for the Visually Impaired?

Hi everyone, this is my 1st post, - long time lurker :) Basicly, this is easter related somewhat, though I know late :p but I was reading a family friends blog that is about the process she is going thu of adopting a little boy who is visually impared... long story short, she found these eggs:  that beep so they can be found.    problem is : their $18!!  each!   and I think thats alot, for a kid who just wants to have fun on easter. Anyways, could these not be made cheaper? I am not techno savy like many of you out there. I can craft with the best... but I dont know how i'd made these, and i'd love to for next easter when my friend has her new son :) any suggestions? thanks alot :) (i hope i posted this in the right section, and this hasnt been done already, i looked i promise!!)

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Introducing the fastest, smartest and simplest way to code Arduino!

Hello Everyone! I would like to present a new website for coding Arduino: This website allows users to code arduino online, but it has these cool new features: - Visualization: There's a dashboard where users can add visualization elements like a gauge, barmeter, graph to visualize data from arduino and controllers like buttons, control the circuit and move servo motors for example. - Chatbot: A new chatbot is introduced to answer all electronics related questions. Its still new and learning every day. - Auto-complete for arduino. - You can upload and save your code online in your profile. Here is a video that demonstrates what im talking about: I would love to hear your thoughts, an any suggestions! Have a great day :D

Topic by IbrahimE16    |  last reply

how to convert an audible sound into visual?

From the Barkhausen effect, one can hear a cracking sound, how can that sound be turned into a visual signal?

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Visual Studio Plug-in for Sony Clie

It's been many years, but when the Sony Clie was available I managed to get a Visual Studio plug-in for Clie development. Anyone have the plug-in? Link? Torrent? Anything? I'm trying to repurpose one.

Topic by Sovereignty    |  last reply

group policy in visual basic 6.0?

Hi, this is monojit from guwahati , assam I am currently using visual basic 6.0 to develop customize software. Now i want to use group policy in visual basic 6.0 as per my client's need. I have tried to execute this thing with my own knowledge but failed. Will u help me in this regard? Thanks in advance. Regards, Manajit Roy Guwahati,Assam E-mail:

Question by MONOJIT  

USB Led music visualizer? How? Answered

I know how to connect leds to a USB cable and plug it in to make a usb light, but now i want to make it dance to music coming out of the computer, possibly by changing voltage or using the other black and white wires. Its possible a program may be used. Thank you for your input and solution.

Question by Dmxspider    |  last reply

"Britain from Above's" beautiful visualizations of data

The new BBC series Britain From Above has some amazing graphic visualizations of data, including GPS, telephone exchange activity, etc. The patterns are quite organic and very beautiful... BBC story on Britain from Above

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The War Globe

Military Spending by Andrew Cooke is a neat quick project he created that presents the amount each country spends on their military in a nice globe. The idea is neat, but what's even better is the fact that he has all the source code and instructions on how to make something like this. If you're interested in data visualization, I suggest checking this out:Military Spending Data Visualization Example

Topic by lamedust    |  last reply

where to download visual studio 2010 help library ? (i am using Visual C#)

Don't tell "there is in the CD" or "on the help tab" i want to download the "HelpContentSetup.msha" without Help Library Manager because while downloading i couldn't pause it

Question by Rendydevara    |  last reply

how to trace ip ground visual location?

I want to trace ip of one email address. but i done now i want to know the visual mean ground location of the ip. how i can know plz help me

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Building a sound visualizer, modulating video with audio?

Hello! I want to build an (analog) sound visualizer. I've already read about building a simple oscilloscope ( but I want to make something more complex, if this is possible. I want to build a sound visualizer that makes psychedelic stuff from audio. Like the sound's frequency modulates the video's frequency, and the sound's volume (amplitude) controls the video's volume (like how much light is created). How could I build something like this? Just playing sound through a video screen won't work because there is a huge difference in wavelenght.  Do I need to build a vocoder (video=carrier, sound=modulator), like with an audio vocoder? I know alot of stuff about audio and audio electronics, however I don't know much about video and video electronics. All help is appreciated!

Question by buidlingstupidstuff    |  last reply

Can you control an Arduino with Visual Basic? Answered

If it is posible could some awesome person give me the code for Visual basic express to light a light on the arduino by clicking on a button in VB I am trying to control a vecial that has alot of motors and sensors so i thought to use an ardoino instead of a 20 wire teather. It wil stil hfave a teather but it will only be a USB wire. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by Pyrotechnic-Robot    |  last reply

Video Magnifier for my visually impaired daughter

I am in desperate need of the plans or any help in building a video magnifier for my daughter. The video magnifiers for sale are way outside my budget. They start around $1800. It would need to be able to be used through a tv or computer. Any help in this would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by The1pdub    |  last reply

Building a sound reactive lightbus/module visualizer

Hello fellow dwellers!!I am wanting to do a case mod with a window of frosted plexi glass and have LED lights behind it for show. I also want to be able to make them dance to music or whatever goes through my soundcard and cannot find a good instructable for this.What I understand is that you need a sound reactive module hooked up to your lights and have seen these things for sale on ebay, but no info on how to build my are some links to videos who us this tech in lighting:LED visualizerexternal cold cathodsON A DS!!sunbeam lightbusmorelast oneSryy bout all those links : )So if anyone can help me find a DIY guide for something like any of these, or any info that will prevent me from having to buy one and have no idea how to mod it. Thanks to everyone who replies in advance, and wish me luck.

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Help in bulding a music visualizer/analyzer/equalizer

Hello guys, I want to do this project so badly but I just can't understand his wiring's and how did he made it to work. I know its based on a previous work but I can't understand how we adapted to normal leds. Can PLEASEEE somebody help me? I want to try this so much :( Thank you guys! Best, Filipe from Portugal Original work:

Question by Filipe Fonseca    |  last reply

Can you do visual effects in batch programming?

I am trying to do some visual effects in batch files. I don't know how to do them. Can someone help me Please?

Question by RedFlash    |  last reply

Control rotation 3 phase mortor with visual c ??

Hello everyone. i have one project to control the rotation 3 phase motor with visual C. But i don't know how to do that. anyone who know tell me how to do that please :)

Question by pfromthailand    |  last reply

PLEASE HELP! Visual Basic in excel programming help!? Answered

I need help to program in VB in excel i want to make a program that when i put a memory stick (like one in a camera) it automatically recognizes it sorts between photo and video puts the videos and pictures into separate folders onto a WDMybooklive (personal cloud 2 terabyte) and then deletes the files on the memory card all automatically and with visual basic in excel. Thank You!

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how can i make a database for visual basic?

I'm trying to make a program that will keep track of my emulators and roms and some information about them. i'm a beginner and i was wondering what i need to use so i can make the database or if there's something else i can do, Thanks in advance for the help

Question by coldpsyco91    |  last reply

How to make an email sending program in visual C++?

Hi Instructables!      I want to make a program in visual C++ express 2010 that can send emails to any address from any address. Can you please tell me a sample code that can do this. Also please define what is the work/function of different commands or codes, whatever you want to call them, present in it if you will. Thank You,

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Visual map of the top 288,945 most visited websites.

I just found this absolutely astonishing piece by NMAP that visually shows the top 288,945 most visited websites on the web. Yes, I know what you are wondering, and instructables is on there. They included a search box, so you can find your favorite sites. Just make sure you put in a "www." and a ".com", otherwise the search won't work. Enjoy! Via Engadget Source NMAP

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"Super-magnet ramp" is world's best visual illusion

The video below was awarded Best Illusion of the Year at this year's Vision Sciences Society meeting.  I originally saw this posted in Nature News: In a packed concert hall, Kokichi Sugihara wields a pickaxe and mimes a blow to the stage. "I am a miner, and I have a secret," Sugihara says, adjusting his hard hat and headlamp. "I have discovered a new super-magnet." A screen behind Sugihara begins playing a video. A cardboard structure appears, consisting of four ramps ascending to a raised platform. A hand places a wooden ball at the base of a ramp, and it rolls uphill, before stopping on the 'super-magnetized' platform. As the same trick is repeated for the other three ramps, the crowd lets out an "ooh". Thanks to Kiteman, here's the author's own Web site: Image and video from Koichi Sugihara, Meiji University.

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What is the Right Visual Characteristic for a Personal Medical Device?

Hello, I am an Msc student at Cranfield University, doing my thesis on 'Design Evaluation in Open Communities'. Can u please help me, by reading the message below, and giving a reply? Thank you very much, your contibution would be much appreciated. Design Brief: A Project is being carried out to create a device that will be used by women in their home to take a sample of their own blood as a health marker. Below is a summary of the results of the research: Traget User group: Women between the ages of (50 - 69) Disease: Breast cancer Scenario of Use: Single-use device for use at home, as a basic indicator of the disease Requirements: the device should be able to: - Take a blood sample - Process sample - Analyse and give a result - Display instructions - Simple and easy to use - Device should have minimum operator dependent steps - Device should be small/hand-held The research identified the following words to describe characteristics that the device should communicate: - Authority: professional - Sophisticated: technical, scientific - Hygienic: clean, clinical, healthy, safe - Precision: accurate, specific - Home: private, personal, sanctuary - Familiar: identifiable, comfort zone, points recognition - Disposability: single-use, not precious For each of the charateistics (authority, precision, hygeine, etc.) listed above, can you please state which device conveys it the most and which one conveys that characteristic the least? Thank you

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how does object tracking in visual basic 2008 work? Answered

 Hello instructables i wanted to make a program in visual basic that tracks a object i want it to track the object based on the color please i need help i 

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how can I ramp up my transistor visualizer?

I'm trying to make a light display for the inside of my car. right now, we're testing with a single led. we bought some transistors, and are hooking them up to a stereo to see if we can get a good visualization going. but it just has kind of a little dim flicker going on. how can I make it so that it represents the music better?

Question by codongolev    |  last reply

Help for making an Arduino powered Nixie Bar music visualizer

Hello everyone! I would like to make a nixie bargraph music visualizer which is controlled using an arduino. The problem is i can find guides on making one without the arduino, or with the arduino but without the nixie bars. How do i combine these two together and what about the code?  Are there some kind people on this forum who will assist me accomplish this goal? :) <- Arduino <- Nixies

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How to make an Internet Browser with Visual Studio free from Internet Explorer?

How can I make an internet browser using Visual Studio without just remaking Internet Explorer?

Question by ChildOfYahweh    |  last reply

Winners of NVIDIA's Speak Visual Contest include 2 Instructables users

Computer modders take prizes in NVIDIA's Speak Visual Contest. The contest was open to computer modders and visual artists, but most of the winners are modders. The grand prize winner blows away the competition and deserves the powerhouse computer that its creator will get. (We met the Austin Modders at Maker Faire Austin - they had some great stuff on display.)Scroll down, all the way down, to see Instructables user whatsisface's entry that won him a couple books.UPDATE: Another Instructables user, nav.sparx, won a BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE graphics card. Nice! Link

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how can i let a picaxe 20m communicate with visual basic? Answered

Hello every one, i've just recieved some picaxe chips (the 20m version). I'm trying to communicate with the picaxe in visual basic but i can't get it working. I've searched quite alot on the internet and already saw this instructable . but it doesnt work for me. could any one help? (i use the axe027 download cable configured on port 2) edit: I've now asked the question on the picaxe forum

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How to create a basic save/open file dialog in Visual C#?

I am creating a simple Sticky Notes application that will open/read/save text files (in a *.sticky) extention. I was able to code the entire application, except for the save, save as, and open commands. Does anyone know how to do this? Thanks.

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Hello and welcome to the Visual Basic Nerds instructables group.

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Agilart project: the visual way of programming microcontrollers from your browser

Hi all, about an year ago we faced a problem with a microcontrollers and how difficult were for us to use them in a simple home solar system. That was the reason to start our project Agilart ( with the idea to make a simple web based program designer, where we can visually program the microcontrollers.  Now we have the site (, a short demo video of the idea (, and a few blog posts where we have tried to give some more details about the project ( We also made microcontroller's part and open source project ( We have plans for open hardware project for microcontollers designed especially for Agilart and providing features on prices under Arduino with Ethernet shield. But why I'm telling you all this? Because we need your feedback and help. We would like to ask you to share what do you think about the approach we propose; what do you think about programming using block-diagrams; do you think you can use such approach yourself; do you need such tool or you prefer programming? This will help us test our hypothesis, to check whether what we think will be useful is actually useful or it is cool only in our heads. This will help us understand does it worth to go further or not. Our vision about Agilart is to provide an easy and intuitive way of working with microcontrollers even from people without technical background. We see it as open source/hardware projects combined with some paid services to cover R&D.; So, thank you for reading this and I will appreciate any feedback from you. Thanks in advance for your time. Ivan Dragoev

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How to make Visual Basic shown the detected colour from arduino (colour sensor)? Answered

I want to display the detected colour on Visual Basic software... the object color is sensed using the color sensor that diy by arduino... so how i interface the visual basic with arduino ?? can someone help me with the coding?? the example is as below picture...

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