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64 bit to 32 bit

Hello i have an old laptop that is dieing and i wanted a tablet pc. i was looking at a HP Pavilion 12" TX2500Z Tablet, but the only problem is that its 64 bit and i need a 32 bit system. is it possible to convert a 64 bit to a 32 bit

Topic by chrischavez    |  last reply

A bit of poetry

A lot of my classes involve creating stories and stuff....My favorite is poetry,which is why I always choose it as assignement. (We get to chose how to write about a toic that the teacher gives us)Here I'll post a bit of my poetry (which is not to be considered great)Haiku:I am a pencilI leave my mistakes behindYou get the point, right?Orange Leaves fallingin a twilight autumn noonA sight to beholdThe gentle dog sits,playfully rolls around, andbows for his masterRain falling from skyThe clouds weep for a lost friendThe sun has not comeOk, I have a challenge for you. I wrote some poetry...but its in spanish....Find out what it means..WITHOUT using a translator!I'll post one today: Mi EclipseTe fuiste......te fuiste y no volviste....Me dejaste solo y desconsolado...... Me has abandonado.....Te he llorado, te he extranado..... y aun te llamoMe has dejado en la oscuridad. Como la luna, me has tapado la luz hacia el alma, y me has privado del calor en mi corazon.Camine en la oscuridad, ciego y desconsolado he caminado. Busque y busque, pero no encontrado la esperanza que buscaba...... Mi corazon apunalado ya no podr­a caminar herida era demasiado. Cansado de buscar, me sentia en la oscuridad, esperando lo que nunca iba a venir.......pidiendo lo que nunca iba a obtener.Ya no aguantaba mas..........Necesitaba ver algo. La oscuridad ya era demasiado pesada.....solo queria salir de esa pesadilla....Quise ver el dolor.......Quise ver la luz.Me corte y me rasgue......¦ Quise ver el dolor.......Quise ver la luz.Llegue al lugar, pero no vi la luz.....solo mas oscuridad. Pero esta oscuridad era diferente.....No era pesada.....Era callada....Habi­a luz.....pero no brillaba......Estaba confundido..Ahi­ vi la luz....... Ahi­ vi una luz en medio de oscuridad. Su hola aclaro el di­a y se llevo las nubes. Ahora podi­a ver......Ahora podi­a ver....Mi eclipse habi­a pasado. Ya podi­a ver la luz. Ella era mi nueva luz.Ya no te necesito, pues he encontrado un nuevo sol.I'll add more poetry later, as soon as I find my notebooks. Feel free to post your own and comment if you like.

Topic by Keith-Kid    |  last reply

2 bit storage Answered

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

Question by FastLearner    |  last reply

8 bit processor ?

8 bit processor main component for processor ALU 8 bit decoder multiplexer Q1 I have option for decoder  decoder 2 to 4 decoder 3 to 8 which decoder circuit  I need for 8 bit processor Q2 I have option for multiplexer multiplexer 2 to 1 multiplexer 4 to 1 multiplexer 8 to 1 which multiplexer  circuit  I need for 8 bit processor  

Question by vead    |  last reply

8-bit amazingnes!!!

Hello everybody! I have recetnaly made alot of 8-bit stuff and here they are. Also all of the models you see here are made in LDD. I also will make a model for you if you don't want to as long as the picture is in 8-bit. NOTE: some of the 8 bit models were made by others re done by me or made in legos so i do give credit to them.

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply

Google is a bit skeptical

Looks like Google thinks everything is out to get you.

Topic by alexgeek    |  last reply

64 Bit Processors? Answered

Hiya! Well, looks like I got an old laptop, but the thing is.... it doesn't work. Dell Inspiron 8500/8600 series. It won't boot into Windows XP except in safe mode. Anyway, I was thinking of putting Ubuntu 10.10 on it and remaking it into an actually usable machine. Good idea, right?  Well.... the thing is I don't know much about these older processors, so my question is: Are any of these 64 bit processors? Or are they just 32 bit? Intel® Mobile Pentium® 4M Intel® Mobile Pentium® M I want to install the appropriate type of Ubuntu 10.10, 32 bit or 64 bit. Its just that the processor needs to be compatible... Thanks!

Question by transistorguy    |  last reply

Router bit question

I'm trying to make some crooked furniture.  I'm looking to route a ledge in my MDF to set my bendy board into. However, the surface I want to route is curved, so I can't use a router table and a fence to achieve what I want. I have no idea the terms for what I want to do, so I can't seem to google the solution.  I think I can do it with a binding router bit set, but that's $100.  So I would like to leave that as a last resort The curvy looking thing is the profile of the box I'm making.  I will then be attaching bendy board.  I want the bendy board to set inside a ledge to get a seamless edge look that won't fray over time. The box is approx 2'x7' so I need a bit or jig that I can setup on the router, the table isn't really practical. Any advice on what do use to make that ledge? Thanks!

Topic by mikemehak    |  last reply

Giftie Bits Questionnaire

My skills include: * Sewing; including embroidery, quilting, & a bit of fabric painting; * Cooking, baking, & some canning; * Gardening, especially container gardening; * Composting in worm bins (including making the bins); * Most kinds of science-ey stuff (except for electronics); * Some technical drawing skills, both CAD and pencil-&-paper; * Some wood-, plastic- or metalworking, using mostly just simple hand tools; * Lots of artsy-craftsy type stuff. What I'd like to make for someone: A custom messenger bag (or some other fabric accessory)? Super-special cookies or other mailable food item? Maybe a simple hand-bound book? ...You name it; and - as long as it doesn't call for soldering skills or a serious workshop set-up - I'll probably try it. :) I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone (choose all that apply):  Small, Medium or Large. I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: I'd rather exchange same-sized gift packages. What I like: Almost anything that's purple. Scrolling vine patterns. Ethnic and/or Folk art. Stuff based on Asian, especially Japanese, art & traditions. Geeky science & geeky sci-fi stuff. Coffee. Useful gadgets and gizmos. Containers & stuff for keeping other stuff in. What I don't like: Things that aren't useful, amusing, or aesthetically pleasing. Things made out of trash solely to keep said trash of the waste stream. It's just my own personal preference, but steampunk doesn't really float my boat. Goth doesn't either. And don't tell Robot, but yellow and orange just aren't my favorite colors. I absolutely can't have (due to allergies, pets, etc): Anything involving latex rubber (I'm *way* allergic). Type of thing I'd love to receive: Maybe something electronic-ey, since that's not one of my skills. Or else   Almost anything. :) Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Definitely - that would be so cool. Confirm that you are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: I am way the heck over 18 years old. (But my mother still generally approves of me. :)

Topic by Gorfram    |  last reply

A Bit of Circuitry Advice!

Hey all! Me again :D.  So I was messing around with my electronics and decided to make a pulse sensor, but I ran into a couple of problems along the way! My project is based off of this,, but I didn't have a LM324, so I was trying a workaround.  So grabbing my infrared light detector, and new multimeter, hooked my IR sensor up between 5V and and A0 and a 10k resistor from A0 to GND, just like with a light sensor, but obviously, it wasn't sensitive enough, so I kicked it up notch. Since I didn't have the specific amplifier that MAKE used I decided to use what I had, which was a LM358. After visiting the datasheet and finding a schematic, I came up with this circuit (image below). Now it's not sensitive enough yet to measure pulses. The circuit from MAKE makes use of the the 2 of 4 internal op amps in the LM324, and I thought I could make the same circuit on my LM358, since it had two op amps inside of it. So basically, replacing the LM324 int the circuit with a LM358.  The image below is a circuit I made up using just one of the LM358's op amps. Tonight I will try to use both just like in the MAKE circuit.  If you guys could just give me a few pointers and set me on the right track that would be great, or if I even need two amplifiers! Why can't I just make the first one more powerful?  And the capacitor between the - and the output varies. I'm still trying out different caps. The 0.1uf is too much, so I'm experimenting.  Thanks!

Topic by HavocRC    |  last reply

laptop running slow. 32 bit or 64 bit?

Hi all. i have 2 Acer aspire ones, 1 has win 7 64bit (mine) the other has win 7 32bit (mothers). the specs are almost identical. Mine has 2GB ram & AMD Dual Core C60 processor. Mothers has 1GB ram & Intel N570 will upgrading her windows to 64bit give any tangible speed increase.

Question by furby    |  last reply

10 bit to 7 segments

Hi everyone!! I'm posting because i need help! I want to make a 10 bit to 7 segments schematic/circuit. I need to just convert 10 bit binary to decimal.. In my idea i have 10 switches and every one of them represents a number in decimal. for example when i put ON my first switch from the right i want that in the 7 segments appears the number "1" and for example when i switch ON the last switch from the left it appears "512" and if all of them are ON appears 1023. So i have 10 ON/OFF switch and 4 (7 segment) display. I have a PIC programmer, so if anyone can help by hardware or software it would be great. Thank you very much!!!

Topic by Grieverjoao    |  last reply

8-bit micro controler

Ok, so i took apart a old lcd monitor and found a w78e65p-40 microcontroler unit in it. i have no idea how to use it and whit not, and it just slides out a holder, so it can be put back in. again no idea how to use it, but this site may be of help to describe it

Topic by killmore231  

Video Game bits-What are they?

I've been recently getting into retro gaming, and I've noticed a lot of things, like bits. I know more bits means better graphics, but what is bits a measure of? I've also noticed how they go. It's by a power of 2, Like this: 1,2,4,8,16,32,64,128 etc. Lastly, what was the Atari 2600's?

Topic by NYPA    |  last reply

Site's been down a bit

The site was down for a bit huh? I kept getting a message saying 503 error No server available to handle this request. Anyone know what happened?

Topic by Keith-Kid    |  last reply

How to clean dremel bits?? Answered

Can anyone help me clean my dremel bits? I recently bought a grinding set for my dremel to use on my Traxxas car. After using it on the plastic chassis most of my grinding and sanding bits are covered in plastic. The reason is because the plastic heats up when I use it and the plastic melts onto the grinding stone. I thought of maybe using a lighter to maybe melt the plastic off but it just burnt the plastic and a bit of the stone. It's not that the bits are expensive, I can afford $2 but the gas to go the hardware store is just too much for a couple of bits. I would just use my bike here and there, but it just becomes a hassle go over there every hour. Thanks

Question by halo99    |  last reply

8-bit playback help?

Okay, simply what I want to make is a small device using a microcontroller (an arduino or maybe something more basic) and all I need it to do is play an 8-bit track when a button is pressed. unfortunately I have little experience in the area of programming and microcontrollers although I have basic skills like soldering. any help is greatly appreciated , Thankyou!

Question by zeon    |  last reply

bits and parts laying around

What to do with spare parts laying around in the shed or attic... use my imagination and made some bugs.... is it art or just hobby, for you to decide....

Topic by oldship    |  last reply

8 - Bit Christmas Music !

8-Bit Jesus is an 18 track album featuring everyone's favorite Christmas jingles, but made with the music and sound effects from classic NES games. It was all amazingly well made by Doctor Octoroc. You can listen to and download the whole album for free HEREHovever Octoroc's 6-month-old Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppy called Ein, has had to have bladder stone surgery recently. So if you donate $15 the doctor will send you a physical copy of the CD, and you'll help a dog in the process !(The dog is in the 2nd pic)

Topic by =SMART=    |  last reply

8 bit port in verilog ?

Hello members I want to make port for microcontroller in verilog code I want to write verilog code for 8 bit port module port (data_in,data_out ) input[7:0] data_in; output[7:0]data_out; wire [7:0]data_out; endmodule I think its not enough tell me what I do to make port in verilog I did google but I did not  find success        

Question by vead  

8 bit Instruction set ?

Hello experts I need some help I want to make 8 bit instruction using folloing component so I made one simple example 8 bit instruction set 4 bit opcode + 2 bit source register +2 bit destination register+ 4 bit data accumulator A memory register R1 memory register R2 memory register R3 opcode         source       destination       data 0010               00               00                 xx                  R1  01           A  01                xx                  R2  10               XX                xx                  R3  00               XX                xx load data directly into R1 mov R1#data opcode     source      destination       data 0010         R1 01          00                  data load data directly into R2 mov R2#data opcode     source      destination       data 0010         R2 10          00                  data load data directly into R3 mov R3#data opcode     source      destination       data 0010         R3 11          00                  data load data directly into A mov A#data opcode     source      destination       data 0010            00         A  01                  data mov the content of R1 into Accumulator mov A, R1 opcode     source      destination       data 0010         R1 01          01                  disable mov the content of R2 into Accumulator mov A, R2 opcode     source      destination       data 0010         R2 10          01                  disable mov the content of R3 into Accumulator mov A, R3 opcode     source      destination       data 0010         R3 11          01                 disable don't use any register disable opcode       source       destination       data 0010               00               00                 xx      don't use register

Question by vead    |  last reply

Dremel question. Some bits? Answered

Hey,, I've got a Dremel 7700 cordles and there came a lot of sanding discs and i dont know how to use them ;c im a noob :D And if you can tell me what should come with the dremel 7700 because i think i am missing some 

Question by Viliuks    |  last reply

Contests; they are getting a bit confusing

I am a bit confused...I got the distinct impression that a photo contest was a photo contest, not a 'best instructable' contest; hence the camera as a prize. Almost every contest has been based on the subject matter (and that makes sense); submit a new i'ble on how to make a better cake and win a kitchen device; submit a new i'ble on a good way to use LEDs and win a product that helps make things with LEDs easier. Therefore (for some odd reason) I thought the object of this last I MADE IT photo contest was to enter a really good (possibly award winning) photo of something you built (rather than enter an average photo of something really good). Don't get me wrong, all of the instructables entered are good, but submitted as award-winning photos...not hardly. Was this just another popularity contest? How did I miss the mark here?

Topic by Disc Dog    |  last reply

Bit of Fun- Wilhelm Scream

How many movies have you seen that contain this classic easter egg? Don't know what it is? You've probably already heard it a few times before. Every time I go to a movie I enjoy searching for this sound-clip. When I find it, I normally turn to my friend and say did you hear the Wilhelm Scream? I normally get a blank stare followed by The what?'Course I'm the one that studies and analyzes movies' camera shots, angles, etc for fun. Fact: ever wonder why you get so bored watching old movies? Nowadays in entertainment, the human brain gets bored after only five seconds. This means that shots can not be longer then five seconds without a cut, angle change, or radical camera movement. Back then, the limit was ten agonizing seconds. Try it yourself; next time you see a (relatively new) movie, count the seconds before a cut. You'll rarely get past five. In The Bourne Ultimatum, I barely got past three!

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll    |  last reply

"Knex War?" (The Math Bit)

Hey guy! Sharir1701 here and I just want to start off by saying that I'm not back into Knex warfare, but I have something to show you. About a year and a half ago, I posted this forum topic. There I explained why, in my opinion, just adding more rubber bands to a gun will not actually produce an overall better gun (past a certain, low point). I'm not getting back into that discussion, but I simply wanted to share something regarding that. Don't ask me how or why (I don't know, myself), but a few days ago I suddenly remembered that old assumption I made. Being a perfectionist, I hate leaving things unfinished or unexplained (particularly math and physics related inquiries). Back when I posted that topic, I had little to no formal Physics knowledge, and the beginnings of an understanding in mathematics. Now, I have a much broader understanding, much more knowledge, and an ability to explain and evaluate what I once couldn't. Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, back then, I didn't have the tools to prove my claims. I firmly believed in them, but I couldn't confirm them. It's nothing complicated, but, like I said, just something I'd like to share. I also want to point out that, although I personally don't enjoy spending days upon days perfecting a little plastic mechanism for firing (mostly) non-aerodynamic plastic projectiles, anymore, there still is a warm spot in my heart for the craft I once loved. More to the point - this is a small article just showing something I did in a few minutes the other day, that helps me to better understand how a Knex gun works. I hope that in writing this, more people that are still building guns, will think about more accurately calculating certain things about their guns to help improve their performance and hopefully produce more efficient guns. The final note I have is that I'm about to show you equations, all of which can be plugged with real, measurable numbers, to calculate to a high degree of accuracy, the forces at play. This means you can actually calculate the most efficient layout for a gun, and also that in designing your next, you will be able to use these equations, and many others, to find optimal solutions to your problems. So, what's all this fuss about? Well, basically, I just proved with a few, painfully easy equations that my conjecture about the forces in a gun, working on the pin, is true. I'll just get to it: First, Hooke's Law states that the force necessary to change the length of a spring or a (tense) rubber band is F=K*dX, where F is the force, dX is the distance you want to change, and K is a constant number, that each rubber band (or spring) has. You can quite easily measure both of these. For rubber bands connected parallel to each other (assuming they are the same type of rubber band, which ever is your chosen standard), this equation becomes F=K*dX*N, where N is the number of rubber bands used. dX and K are both constant in the regards of the pull of a pin on a standard Knex pin gun. Therefor, the amount of force required to cock a pin (pull it back to it's full length) is linearly correlated to the number of bands you put on your gun. Next, if we examine Newton's equation of work and energy, W=dE=F*dX, where W is the work, dE is the change in energy in your system (input from an external force, i.e. your hand), F is the force applied along a length of movement, and dX is that length. Let us define the base position of the pin (not cocked, minimum tension on the rubber bands, fully in the barrel, etc.) as having 0 energy. This then means that the work applied to the pin by cocking it is equal to all the potential energy it has. From this, plugging in the force, we get Ep=K*(dX)^2*N. Let us assume a perfect world, where we neglect the effects of friction and air resistance, and assume all the momentum of the pin is transferred into the bullet as it fires (I will briefly mention in the end, why everything we're neglecting here just strengthens my claim in reality, but let's continue for now). After being released (in other words, shot), the maximum velocity the pin reaches right before the end of it's journey can be found using the equation for kinetic energy Ek=1/2*M*(Vmax)^2, using the fact that (again, neglecting energy wasted as heat due to friction) the energy is conserved, as no external force is working on the system, which then means that Ep,start=Ek,end => K*(dX)^2*N=1/2*M*(Vmax)^2 => Vmax = sqrt(2*K*(dX)^2/M) * sqrt(N). The first sqrt term in the final equation is all one big constant (again, K is the ratio associated with the rubber band, dX is the distance the pin travels, and M is the mass of the pin), meaning we can conclude that (C for constant) Vmax=C*sqrt(N). Finally, force applied by a moving, massive object can be calculated using Newton's second law, F=dP/dT (P is the pin's momentum, T is the time it takes for the pin to go from velocity Vmax to 0, transferring all it's energy into the gun and the bullet, but as I said, let us assume all of it goes into the bullet), or F=M*dV/dT (M, mass of the pin, dV is the difference in velocity, Vmax-0, which is simply Vmax. This is because P=M*V, which means dP=M*dV, ignoring relativity). So, F=M*C/dT*sqrt(N). The time varies slightly, but insignificantly, so let us assume it is a constant. So that's it. The force exerted by the pin on the bullet is some constant (calculatable, as mentioned and as shown), times the sqrt of N, the number of rubber bands on the gun. So there you go. Just a little something I did out of the blue the other day and thought I would share a proof of my conjecture from what feels like eons ago. I hope you enjoyed. Finally, I would like to tell you guys, perhaps as a little tease, since I'm not sure if I will ever upload it, but I have made 1 more gun after I stopped posting. I have already slightly teased about it in my user info. I guess I'll tell you guys what it is if I'm already posting something here again :) Possibly my most enjoyable, most well received, and quite innovative gun of all time? The REMPAR-2. I built the REMPAR-3 (I was also going to call it S5 when I thought about posting it). In a brief summary, it's a pump action, chambering (or bolt action as I and many others falsely used to call it), magazine fed rifle, that's only 5 layers thick all over, except one tiny area where it's 8 layers thick (1.5 extra on either side), as a reinforcement, not necessary if you use less rubber bands. Oh, actually, there's another small necessary area where it's 7 layers thick, but it's tiny and doesn't make the gun look bulky at all, and who cares. Plus, the one is around the pump, which looks quite natural, and the other is "disguised" as a detachable sight (not really detachable) that also looks fine. It also looked fairly good for a gun that I made, it used (if I remember correctly) a grand total of 0 broken pieces, which is a big accomplishment for me (the mag has some broken white rods, but fuck off), and it worked flawlessly, reaching ranges over 80ft and being able to go at 2-4 rounds per second, depending on your skill level with it. In other words, I could shoot 4rps; My girlfriend, with no experience or practice, could do 2rps, which says something about the gun's comfortability and ease of use in my opinion. It shot blue rods up to an accuracy of about 5x5cm (2x2in) over 30ft, which is amazing for a Knex gun, and it was truly super comfortable. It wasn't even long at all, which is saying a lot, looking at some other people's attempts at 5-wide pump actions (I may also be guilty of an attempt several years ago). Being quite short and only 5 wide, it is also quite light. I'm sorry, I just really liked this gun, I think it was truly my best creation ever (of course, the S3 is by far the most innovative gun I've made, but it's mostly a concept gun, not meant for real effectiveness). I may post it in the future, but I'll make no promises. I suppose I won't leave you guys completely hanging and take a picture of it. Oh yes, there's also a neat, fun little thing I did, originally because I saw no other option, but then I actually really loved it. I'm talking about the mag-lock. It locks automatically (there's a band on it, but it ripped a long time ago, so...) and the mag cannot fall out. Then you pull on it with your middle finger, similar to a trigger, and the mag just drops right out. Love it :)

Topic by Sharir1701    |  last reply

Intel desktop processors all use 64-bit, is 32-bit possible? Answered

I am going to use an Intel i7 in a computer I'm helping design, and we have noticed something very strange. All Intel desktop processors, including the Core 2, use the 64-bit Intel Architecture. Do you think any of these would also support 32-bit? They must, because there are hundreds of Core 2's being sold every day, and they are usually 32-bit.

Question by puffyfluff    |  last reply

Is there a way to make a can-opener into a bit to fit in the bit-driver of a leatherman skeletool? Answered

I love my leatherman skeletool, but sometimes I am not able to do certain things with it, (such as opening cans) and if there was a way to take a can-opener, salvaged from another multi-tool, and put it in the bit-driver of the skeletool, I'd like to know.

Question by JerBear    |  last reply

Free 8-bit game creator

Does anyone know of a free 8-bit game creator hidden somewhere in this vast place we call the internet?

Topic by wingman246    |  last reply

how to make a 8 bit picture?

well i am in some need of 8 bit pictures and i dont know how to make them out of higher quality pictures any program that can do this and hopefully free

Question by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply

Circuit for 8 bit number to BCD?

For a TTL project I'm working on, I wanted to have 7 segment display output for the 8 bit numbers it works with. After searching on google and not finding very well documented circuits, I decided to ask here. Because the input is 8 bit, it should output 3 numbers. I only need the circuit to do the BCD because I can use 7 segment display drivers from there. (Like a 7446 IC) Thank you.

Question by Super_Nerd    |  last reply

Anyone up for a bit of Dragon feeding?

  I've got a few patches to give away so help me FEED MY DRAGONS.

Topic by AndyGadget  

Anyone up for a bit of Dragon Feeding?

  I've got a few patches to give away so help me FEED MY DRAGONS.

Topic by AndyGadget    |  last reply

Teach me a bit about lasers

Im in the process of piecing together parts for a 2 axis CNC and I would like to use it for laser cutting/etching. Since I'm new to building CNCs and I also dont have a ton of extra money I plan to build one using a DVD-r laser (200mW?) and just do some tests to get the basics down and play around with it. I would love to be able to cut 1/4'' acrylic as I have some laying around and I love some of the projects possible with it. What is the cheapest laser that is capable of cutting clear 1/4" acrylic? I have used a 40W co2 laser and it flew through the acrylic like it was nothing. Is there something for <$200 that would cut it?  And is it something that you can just use a lower power and go super slow or do you need the power? I did some light searching and didnt really find what I was looking for but if someone has a link to some helpful info I would appreciate any help I can get. Otherwise ill just spend my days cutting and etching paper!

Topic by jdavis-9    |  last reply

Where would I purchase a drill bit to mill out PCB for the dremel tool for my CNC Machine? Answered

I am Buliding Tom McWire's CNC machine and I plan to use it mainly for Milling PCBs. Prices-Sources-alternatives please

Question by 16zzundel5    |  last reply

Where is the open source code for

Last year, a URL shortener similar to and announced that it was going open source and giving its code to the world. Does anyone know where to actually get it?

Question by Marsh    |  last reply

Looking to make a basic LED scoreboard

? Looking to make a simple LED scoreboard for scoring "Bags" games (Cornhole). All i Need is 2 rows of 21 LEDS on each side of a vertical board with the bottom denoting scoring "1" and the top as "21". And I'd like to have some sort of momentary button to press that would move the circuit from 1 to 21 one increment at a time (moving up, turning on the next as the last one turns off). I could just put switches on each led but I am trying to avoid that. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks PS , if all the lights stay on until i get to the top and then able to reset it, that would be fine too, Just trying to eleviate the use of multiple toggle switches.

Question by djtonyc77    |  last reply

How to extract a broken bit from a phillips head screw?

Anyone have a good way to extract a broken phillips bit from a screw head? It's the common #2 phillips head. The screw is a #10, stainless steel. When I was driving it in the bit snapped off so that it fills the slots in the screw head. I've tried picks and punches but it's still stuck in there. The screw is countersunk and it's in cosmetic wood (can't dig it out). I can't drill it and use an easy out because the bit is too hard to drill. To make things more difficult, the screw is inserted upward and the piece is a railing so it isn't movable. If there is a better forum for this question please let me know.

Topic by jc-smith    |  last reply

Tips on building/assembling smartphone, compatible with 32 bit software

Hello, I'm looking for tips about how one would start assembling a smartphone capable of running OS like windows 8 or linux. Basically what i want is 4 to 5 inch computer with touchscreen, a hdmi output and phone capabilities. I'm pretty unsure about everything but i'm really committed. Thinking about using the atom cpu from intel. what do you think? How should I go about the rest of the project. let me know your thoughts?

Topic by myefs    |  last reply

Does need a URL Shortener?

Hi everyone! Do you think needs a URL shortener that works like Just like YouTube has their shortener,, Instructables could have That way, instead of a URL like this... You could have this... Very handy for sharing your stuff on Twitter, Buzz, Bebo and Orkut. Cast your vote here.

Topic by Marsh    |  last reply

Best metric drill bit set for metal? Answered

I've switched over to everything metric, but one problem still remains: I can't find metric drill bits. Is there a good set of metric drill bits that are on par with Dewalt's Titanium or Cobalt Drill bits? I mainly work with stainless steel and 6061 aluminum. 

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HELP! An engraver bit is stuck in my dremel! Answered

I just got a dremel on Monday. I've been testing it out with the different bits I got with it. I just used the No. 107 engraver bit to practice engraving on some scrap wood. I used the right collet (3/32) and didn't tighten it too hard. I have a dremel 4000. I wanted to use the multipurpose cutter bit so I unscrewed the the collet nut and expected to be able to slip the bit out, but I couldn't . I couldn't even get it out with pliers. PLEASE HELP ME! 

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What's the best Dremel bit for engraving aluminum? Answered

I want to engrave a design into a block of aluminum with my Dremel. It needs to be about 1/16" deep and 1/16" wide and consists of curves and lines. What is the best bit to use?

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How can I use this router bit? Answered

I recently purchased a big 2 HP router and a 15 bit set from Harbor Freight. The router is going on the finished CNC router, but I also needed it to make a few chamfers on the sides of some of the parts. The router is one speed, and says that it has a "Maximum RPM of 29000". The chamfer bit that came with the set, on the other hand, says that it has a max speed of 18000. What do I do, now?

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Is it possible to use router bits (6.4mm) for rotary?? Answered

Hey guys my first time post here:3 As you can read from this topic, is it possible to use router bits(6.4mm) in rotary?? like using extension collet or something?? I found some information on the internet that it is not good idea to do so considering the power and so on, however I would like to know if there is any way that to make it possible to save some monet.... thank you

Question by diydaiku    |  last reply

Is it possible to use router bits (6.4mm) for rotary??

Hey guys my first time post here:3 As you can read from this topic, is it possible to use router bits(6.4mm) in rotary?? like using extension collet or something?? I found some information on the internet that it is not good idea to do so considering the power and so on, however I would like to know if there is any way that to make it possible to save some monet.... thank you

Topic by diydaiku  

General layout all a bit Pete Tongue

The general layout seems to be all over the place :-( I have noticed that the list of something that includes the Kit Design Challange! on the home page is layed out over the How to add EL wire to a coat tab. the explore channels also keeps converting itself into a list that goes straight down going off the page. The search is over the Robotics - ACE Quick Fixes area and is not shown as the search. The notes on the images are not in the correct place, they have been moved over to the right. Win XP with IE8, tried with compatibility mode on with no difference. Also tried IE8 on Win7, also on Xoom with Android whatsit browser. And when I went into competitions and view entries I get logged out, when you try and vote it gives you the popup to log in, enter details and it takes you back to the competition main page. How can I win if I can't keep voting for myself??? ;-) Erm, forget I mentioned that last bit....... Other than that, top job!

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Bits and pieces programs ultimate Zip HELP!!

Ok, the yahoo answers crew decided that I didn't exist, so I came pleading to you, wonderus people of instructables! I have the evaluation version of ultimate zip (it's cheap you know) and when I download programs they always come up broken into pieces. how do I get this to work? Example. when I tried to download cat mario It came up 4-clear.mp3 10/30/2007 allclear.mp3 10/30/2007 brock.png 12/23/2007 brock2.png 12/23/2007 brockbreak.. 10/30/2007 and the list goes on and on and on and on and oooon

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