I have an abundance of old network cards for pc, alot of which have removeable chips. Are those things good for anything? Some of the cards are pci and some are old isa cards.
Topic by kithso | last reply
Hey i have a slight problem. im usually the pro with computers but these cards bother me. i has a P.O.S graphics card with not crossfire or anything good (i got it just to use my computer till i saved up for good one) the i have this $300 card with just about everything. i was wondering if i could use one card for one monitor and one card for another. i dont think i can but im hoping.
Topic by xman5735 | last reply
All right i have a PCI graphics card and was wondering; if i purchase a card that has a VGA port and a TV-out/s-video will it work if i don't have a hole for the TV-out? Here are pics Current: http://img263.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc04899nr8.jpgFuture: http://img260.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tvoutexamplesvideocardskb4.jpg
Topic by Coffee bean | last reply
I have this new Ati all in wonder card right? And it has two tuners built into it, one is supposed to be for TV which is what I have it hooked up to right now, and the other for FM radio which I haven't tried yet. But is there a good chance that they are both regular tuners and I could use them for dual recording?
Topic by Punkguyta | last reply
I've just pushed out another release which has a pretty cool new feature, stats cards! We've collated a bunch of what we think are some interesting stats on members, like their view count, comment count, feature percentage, etc.; and those are now shown on the member's page as a quick overview of their activity on Instructables. This was inspired by the awesome Top Trumps-style card game created by Jayefuu with gmjhowe, Lithium Rain, Kiteman, Yokozuna, KentsOkay and Lemonie. This release also changes how we serve up images. This is an under-the-hood change so you should not see any difference, but if you do notice missing images anywhere, PM me or one of the other site admins and let us know. Update: oops, this update broke PDF images! We'll fix that ASAP. Update: fixed.
Topic by rachel
Can anyone tell me how I can made an audio crads like the ones you can purchase in stores. I would like to be able to purchase the circuit board and speker and then record my own messages for my grandchildren books. If you know wher I can purchase the circuit board, speaker and what else is need to record my own voice on the circuit borads. Thanks Mike
Topic by wacky | last reply
I bought an Atheros wireless-N mini PCI-E card for an HP DV7 series laptop, to replace the Broadcom wireless-G card, however, when installed, I just get a bios error "unsupported network card". I removed it and restarted with the original card and it works fine. I trhen tried installing the card live, and it detected it and installed the software, but then BSOD (my first one for Windows 7 actually), so I swapped back to the original card again. I then installed the card in the secondary bay, live, and it installed the drivers successfully, but when swapped with the original card again (the wires don't reach to the other bay), it failed to boot again. How can I replace the original card?
Question by andy70707 | last reply
I'm in a real estate associated business and am looking for some help in designing and then building a business card holder. The plastic ones that are ubiquitous in office supply stores are expensive and generic. I'm wanting it to consist of wood and basically "slide" together to hold the cards. It must be very simple to construct. Thanks so much.
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Hey guys ill be showing my fake yugioh card collection your probably wondering why i would waste my time drawing these cards. well here is an answer i think of it as a relaxing thing to do and me and my siblings battle and trade with them so to me its not a waste of time. a few days ago we organized over 400 fake cards, for you kids out there let me say somethin THATS A LOT OF FLIPPIN CARDS!! so yeah you get the point.
Topic by Destiny Hero105 | last reply
Ive been trying to buy a lab pass for a game Im addicted to. I click the one month option, enter in the info, but it says my credit or debit card is declined! Im using a $50 dollar American Express gift card, but whenever I enter the information it says its declined. So i check on the website, it says everytime I tried (and failed) to use it, it deducts $1. Same for my Visa Gift Card. My mom opened a paypal account for me, but whenever I try it, it says the amount is too great for the card. (its $5.95 ) Does anyone have anyway to fix this?
Topic by wolf555hound | last reply
It's always amazing to see people take some simple skill and take it to ridiculous extremes. This video showcases one man's insane talent for throwing business cards. Popping balloons, up through open windows, and knocking stuff over. And here we were all wasting our time using them to share contact info. via TechEBlog
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I've recently gotten a free PC (a HP Evo D510) which I intend to do some moderate networked gaming on. My plan was to buy a cheap AGP or PCI graphics card, but I'm unsure what to go with (ATI/nVidia, AGP/PCI). I've only had experience with PCI-E cards so far. From what I've read, AGP is faster than PCI. I assume this is correct? Looking at NewEgg, it would seem that AGP ATI cards are ludicrously better than AGP nVidia cards. Is this the case? The computer to be upgraded has 2 Gib of RAM and a 2.4 Ghz P4. I'm anticipating the porcessor to be a bottleneck, along with slow bus speeds. I suppose my main question here is what GPU should I roll with? I'd like to spend less that $75, but that's flexible to a certain extent. Anyways, thanks in advance.
Question by RelaxedSoup | last reply
Hi. I have an Iphone 5s with an AT&T SIM card. I will be going to sleep away camp at the end of this month. At camp, they allow you to keep your phones, but the head of the camp takes your SIM card so that you cannot call, text, or use the internet while you are at camp. This is going to be a big problem for me this summer because a lot is going on in my life at the moment, and I really need to keep in touch. I heard that it is possible to duplicate your SIM card. If this is true, I will sneak the duplicate card in. Ideally, I would like to be able to text/imessage, and be able to connect to the internet. I want to keep my same phone number. Additionally, once I leave camp, I would like to put my old SIM card in, as well as on field trip days while I am there (they give your SIM cards back for an hour on trip days.) I feel like this plan could definitely work if I execute it properly. I already have a plan to make sure no body finds out, so that part is settled. However, I read somewhere that switching between SIM cards can really screw up your phone. And b.) I heard that doing this is illegal and that doing this means AT&T will shut my phone service off permanently. I don't wan that to happen. If someone could answer my questions or tell me how to go about doing this, that would be great. Thx
Question by SarahS273 | last reply
I would like to tether a cheap digital camera. The problem is I don't know which one - I'm watching on ebay for a madly cheap camera (I've seen loads go where they're fine except for a stuck zoom - like 6Mp cameras for about £3 - when every time I've looked at a stuck zoom a bit of twisting and brute force will get it back in to the body - and the project I want it for doesn't need to zoom!). Problem with doing this is that by the time I've found a cheap camera with 2 minutes to go, it tends to take a lot longer to that to figure out whether you can tether it. And even then you're normally limited to the provided software, I'd like to be able to write my own. So - can anyone think of a way to take an old SD card and somehow - I don't know - solder wires to the insides of the contacts maybe - and then somehow get those wires into another old SD card and plug it into the card-reader attached to a PC so that you can read the images without unplugging the "card" from the camera?
Topic by ohowson | last reply
Hi, gmjhowe here.Well i had eaten my sandwich early, and i was kinda bored during my lunch. So i decided to make full use of my work computer producing these lovely 'members card'I figured that we all love this site, and would be proud to carry a member card around. Also if you print many of these off they can be used as pseudo business cards, great if you want to give somebody a link to all your projects!I also have now added a generic card, for people to hand out that just has the normal web address on! (thanks skate for the suggestion!)Now, this is how it works, i have the full artwork files, done in Quark Xpress, anybody is welcome to have these, just PM me.Anyone else who wants one, just hit a comment below, listing how you want your name, the title you would like under your name, your 'member since' date, and your member page.Also add the image that you would like.I will reply with a comment, with a nice pdf file for you to print off and use!I will then work my way down the comments, first come, first served.Thanks again, Gmjhowe(ps, ive also included a .pdf file of my member card, so you can see what quality your getting)(pps, yes i am providing these file for free, it just might take a while to complete)
Topic by gmjhowe | last reply
I have a SD card 4G - I need to format it to FAT16 to use in a Sharp XEA-207 Cash Register, A friend tells me I have to go back to last century OP systems or DOS (to the dawn of so called civilisation) Is there a way out - I can recognise the head and point of a nail but that is about it - can follow instructions - please be kind enough to come down to my level - a, b, c, d,,,1, 2, 3 etc. - Deepest gratitude.
Topic by shivaGi | last reply
Im working on a project that needs to connect to a tv, so i bought a video card with a port labeled s-video. its a 4 pin mini din connection, but i dont know how i am supposed to wire it up to connect to the tv, either through s video or preferably through composite video (the yellow plug). all of my internet searches label the pins as Y ground C ground Y and C Y being luminance and c being chrominance or something like that. i dont know a thing about this connection standard and any help would be greatly appreciated in helping me configure this to operate by connecting to the composite video connection on the TV. thanks in advance, zack247.
Question by zack247 | last reply
Well i just got into mtg and i need help
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Im trying to make a bracelet which incorporates my London Oyster Card (RFID travel card) so i can just swipe my wrist and not faff about with wallets or pockets etc but I am having a few issues. The basic design is going to be simple and effective. I will have a length of regular guage wire around the wrist, secured by a single wire connector/ terminal block (see photo). It will prob be a earth wire, as it is a fancy colour. The RFID will be placed inside the plastic connector and hot glued end end to secure it and keep out the elements. The RFID's aeriel wire will be inside the earth wire heatshrink, it will be a loop of wire and can be as thick as it needs to be. I keep having problems though, I cant get the chip out of the card in one piece. I have been using nail varnish remover but with mixed results. When/if I do get the RFID chip out of the card, i will need to solder a new aerial and I am unsure about the process. Does the length/gauge of wire matter for the function of the RFID? im thinking about its frequency. Will it need to be ceramic covered wire to avoid shorts? Has anyone put a contactless travel card into other things? Or has any experience dealing with this sort of area? I would very much appreciate any help or advice.
Question by Clodester | last reply
Okay, just signed up and I need a little help with something! I want to know if it's possible to wire a wireless PC card up to a usb cable. I know it sounds random but Linux doesn't like my wireless card (Realtek 8187b) and I've got a couple of wireless pc cards spare that Linux would like. Only thing is my laptop has an Express card slot. I'm looking for a no/low cost solution. Cheers!
Topic by ZdEEvO | last reply
Does anyone know of a way to wire a MAGTEK 21080148 credit card reader in anyway to generate an on or off signal when using a credit card with a certain code on it? It uses a ps/2 plug. Does anyone see a way which it is possible to set up? Please post any ideas you have for it.
Topic by InventingMan
Hi. me and my sister were at a big city show, you know, with all the different kiosks adverstising small business's. anyways, we were bored, so we decided to get a business card from every stand. we figured we would do something with them, like make a collage; but can anyone suggest something more creative and fun i we can do with a whole bunch of business cards/
Question by the poodleo | last reply
What do you think about the feasibility of a credit card sized crystal radio? (Fits inside a wallet) Some possible i though so far are... A simple pcb with a diode, and a capacitor and a coil wrapped(protected by duct tape) around it. The antenna has to be tied to a hole on a corner. Or it is coiled to the card, ready to be unwrapped. The ear piece can either be external... Or can be glued to the card itself, but you must put the card near you ear... Instead of a winded coil, maybe it can be part of the pcb design itself... and to tune it, you unhook a beady wire and place it in the holes placed in a interval. What do you think? Any more ideas? In fact. a competition can be made for this idea.
Topic by akimbo m | last reply
Hi, i play this card game "Mtg" and my fun decks are huge! (100-900 cards). Ive been tring to make my own card shoe / dispenser (a bit like those Casino Poker holders) which can hold lots of cards, but also be flexible enough to accomodate lots of cards, or less as the deck gets played out etc. I tried with a bottle of wine Cardboard box container, but am not sure how to make it stronger, or what do do. I could just go out and buy a plastic casino one but thought it would be cool to try and make one :) all advise and help and comments etc welcome. thanks, Pabloman (btw when i get my digital camera back i'll post some decks so you can see what i mean.) :)
Topic by paulpcc
Hello all, I have purchased an inexpensive musical greeting card that plays a song for 20 seconds and then stops. What I am trying to figure out is if there is a way to put a 555 timer on this thing that will send a pulse to repeat the song at 15 seconds. Basically, make it so that the card will repeat the song forever at 15 seconds so that you don't hear the fade out of the song for the last 5 seconds. Can this be done and if so how? Many thanks!!! Wes
Question by wfunderberg | last reply