What do I look for when trying to find components that work well with each other? For example: If I have a 120V, 6.5A motor; how do I know what type of on/off switch to use?
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Have you noticed that the menu system does not appear to work with Firefox vs. 8? When I search using this method on Firefox, I never get a link to an actual instructable. Also, the adds seem to hover in the way of links. However, In IE vs. 8, the links work, but some of the text and link fields overlap. It just seems like there are some HTML programming issues that need to be addressed to make the site more navigable.
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I am building an cargo bike, and have a set of down tube shifters and a internal 7 speed Shimano nexus hub. And was wondering if any one had any success or experience with this set up?
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The plug for my HP laptop's AC/DC adapter has a loose connection, so I am using my old Compaq adapter. All the specs are the same; 65w, 18.5v, and 3.5a, except for the input amps, 1.7 on one and 1.6 on the other (probably just because of efficiency). The plugs are the same. I just wanted to double check. Is it okay to use the Compaq(actually says HP on it) instead of the HP one? Thanks in advance! AI
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Hi! Just wnated to know if anyone knew a motherboard wich has 7 or more pci slots( PCI, PCIe, and alll thyese kinda ports) , wich can host DDR3 ram, and is compatible with the Intel® Core™ i7-3960X Processor Extreme Edition. Also, it has to be fully compatible with this case . By fully compatible, i mean all the connections that have to be made from the case to the motherboard have to be pluged in.T Thanks for your time! ps: I'm asking this because next year or so i want to make myself a gaming rig. <> narowed my results to four motherboards. they are all on >tiger direct<
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Found a broken HDD of 1 Tb today. Always good to take apart for the magnets. The platters were 'slightly' warped; must have been thrown around... The highly reflective platters can always be looped on a string, to chase away crows from my garden. By now, I have several dozens of old platters. I was thinking, apart from practicalities like dust and gentle handling, could it be possible to just substitute the platters with other (old= much lower capacity) platters? The 1 Tb mechanism, including the heads, would want to format the platters for a Tb amount of storage I assume. If the platters are mechanically identical (I notice they don't have a standard thickness), could this work? Does anyone know what alloys are used, are they coated, with what??? I see no attraction when I hold a supermagnet to it, but there ought to be some kind of magnetic carrier on it.... The shine on the platters might suggest some exotic metal coating; palladium or something like that....???
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Hi, just wondering why the site keeps placing links where they arent supposed to be? i press page compatability button on IE but it does nothing...Is it a bug that is known to the admins at the moment? things are ALWAYS out of place, and when clicking links the wrong option gets selected. Its getting really annoying honestly. Net specs: IE9 WIN7 64 BIT
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I want to sell my old film cameras, then buy dslr, just want to know if my old lenses and flash can be used on the new dslr? old cameras are Pentax me Super and Pentax SuperA. i suppose the new 1 will be pentax, if any above work
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Do all panels in an array have to be matching watts, amps, or types (film, monocryst.,etc.)? I do know that volts are a specific- 12, 24, etc. Thankful for any info as I am new to this and am considering a wind and solar system. Just would like to know as I have access to some odd and end solar equipment. Thanks! DonnH
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Http://www.flashingblinkylights.com/new-led-color-changing-computer-mouse-sku-no-11525.html? I would like to know if this even works with the pi and if the Ubuntu mouse will work. the Ubuntu mouse: https://shop.canonical.com/product_info.php?products_id=643
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Hello i own a laptop that runs windows 7, and since obtaining it, i have found that alot of my applications are not working as they are incompatible with anything other than windows xp! most importantly, i cant run my "the movies :stunts and effects expansion pack for my game without needing to change over my save file, because the newly updated "the movies" game , on windows 7, is incapable of playing without crashing if it uses more than 1bg of ram, even though it can do so on windows xp. i want to know, are there any windows xp applicaton emulators?, not programs that emulate the operating system, but rather, run a program the way it would on that operating system? ive tried using the compatibility mode, but it never works. i really need a good emulator. i dont know what to search to find it on google!, all my atempts just turn up with emulators of the operating system, and not for specific applications!
Question by oldmanbeefjerky | last reply
Hey everyone. I'm very new to microcontrollers. I've never dealt with them but I do know how to program. I'm interested in creating a wall-avoiding RC truck on a tight budget. I'm mostly going to be following this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/RC-Car-to-Robot/ as well as this one https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-RC-car-for-beginners-Android-control-over-/?ALLSTEPS I'm thinking about getting this arduino-compatible board. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tosduino-MEGA2560-R3-Board-Arduino-compatible-/330947766756?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_2&hash;=item4d0e0629e4 This is a motor module I'm looking at. http://www.ebay.com/itm/L298N-DC-Stepper-Motor-Driver-Controller-Module-Robot-Dual-H-Bridge-For-Arduino-/370966436323?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item565f5299e3 I'm wondering if anyone has experience with arduino-compatible boards or maybe even tosduino specifically. Are they fairly reliable? Is this motor module something that could work? Why is it only $4 while the motor shield for arduino is $20 - $30. I really have no idea as I would just be following tutorials to get my feet wet in the arduino world. Thanks, BlueShorts
Topic by BlueShorts | last reply
If I have a power supply circuit that requires a 25.4VAC, 2A transformer connecting to a bridge rectifier, could I use a rectifier that is rated at 50V, 4A, or do I need to get one that matches the input more closely?
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Hi,I love my technology and have attempted to build many small electronics projects with varying levels of success and completedness.I have an idea that I would love to put into action but having a lack of knowledge in ZigBee I wanted to put it to the community to see who else has a need and if anyone else has had any success with the aforementioned Hue system and a DIY ZigBee project of any kind.My idea comes from a need to make things simple for the family and guests in my home to use the Philips Hue system I have without having to re-wire the house. I would like to have a single push button that uses the ZigBee network with Hue that can do multiple things based on lengths of push and number of pushes etc. Much like the remotes can already. However I want to make it so you can put any kind of momentary push button on it.In New Zealand I use a very common style of switch plate made by a company called PDL. The plates have a variety of options and one of them being a modular system that has a push button available. There is even one that has a small LED on it.Having the ability to add a second module to my light switches that allows you to push the button for simple on/off functionality. Long press for dimming and multiple press for scenes or set brightnesses.Now i've coded for Arduino and used this on ESP modules but never done anything in the ZigBee space.Has anyone done something like this before?I'm not asking for anything to help me do this but rather pointers. I will continue to research this project and hopefully one day make something worthy of an instructable for all you kind folk out there! Happy building!
Question by bluestreak101
Alright, so today I received my new new Blue Snowball only to find it is incompatible with windows 7, or at least that's what I thought. After searching through the web for a fair few hours I found that many people had got their mic working with windows 7 yet there was no driver or firmware update available to download. I managed to find a firmware update although this stopped part way through demanding administrator rights which I gave it but it still wouldn't work :L I'm using the new macbook pro with retina display if that helps with motherboard compatibility. If anybody has a blue snowball I would really appreciate a download link to the driver you are using Thanks in advance Will
Question by The Rusted Workman | last reply
I just upgraded to Firefox Version 3.5.7, and when I went to Facebook, there were some buttons missing, the layout was different, the status update bars and commenting on wall bars were all messed up, like Firefox and Facebook weren't compatible or something. I'm not sure what's wrong or what I should do......help please?
Question by Serial-Cricket | last reply
Hi, After looking at this USB hub microcontroller page I saw a part where it said this "The TUSB2077A hub is a 3.3-V CMOS device that provides up to seven downstream ports in compliance with the USB version 1.1 specification"Does that mean it's only USB 1.1 compatible?
Question by thermoelectric | last reply
Hi everyone, I was selected for the IoT invitational of Intel + Instructables and I as I was going to start testing the sensors I received, I noticed that there was no base shield for the sensor connections included in the package. I suppose the rest of the chosen participants didn't receive the base shield as well. Since the local stores near me do not have that shield (http://www.seeedstudio.com/wiki/Grove_-_Base_shield_v2) I wonder if other Arduino compatible sensor shields can be used on the Intel Edison expansion board, since it operates at 1.8V and I don't want to fry it. Thanks in advance!
Topic by plugable
I was thinking of buying an old (Pentium II) laptop with windows 2000 professional on it. I was just wondering if I could put a Pentium 4, etc. in to replace the old processor, and then put Linux on the machine. Thanks!
Question by mad magoo | last reply
Hey again- while working on itunes and ripping our DVD library to ipods (using handbrake), i had the entire library created with the screen size for a 5g ipod nano. I recently got an Ipod touch 4g with retina display- so I have been re-ripping the library for the larger screen. Now i have copies of High and low quality videos (because some in our family still use nanos), so is there a setting for videos that looks good on retina displays, but can be played on a nano too? so that i could only use one copy at a time (having 2 copies is increasing my library size a lot more than i would like) I am on a mac- use handbrake for DVD ripping but would be fine using other freeware :) -Astroboy907
Question by astroboy907 | last reply
Ok this is a compatition to get some new guns out there that look like the real thing not just a made up gun the gun may not already have an instuctable posted. if it is a slideshow or anything else it is fine. guns are permitted to use any fire machanism the builder wishes as long as it consists of either knex peices, rubber bands or springs there will be three main catagories 1. side arm (anything under 30cm) 2. secondary weapon (anyting between 30cm-60cm) 3. primary weapon (anything over 60cm) there will be three winners in each catagory! the one gun could win all three or they could be all diiferent guns the tree catagories are 1. how much like the real gun it looks 2. how far it shoots 3. how accurate it is at 15.ft 20.ft and 25.ft
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Are nvidia video card compatible with amd computers and how do i tell what type of video card slop i have
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There is this motherboard that I want that has DDR3 slots but I only have DDR2 RAM chips Can I put the DDR2 chips in the Motherboard?
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I was using two 9g servos for a project but they could not handle the load on them. I need to replace them with servos that are about the same size and stronger. Also helpful if they are low cost. Maybe a mini standard servo (if they even exist)?
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I'm gonna create a little half scale Arcade machine (out of cardboard if I can) just for fun so I can know how to code the screen but I don't know what displays can work for the Arduino Uno and I've found one at Sparkfun which is the touch one for it but that's too Expensive! So what are some displays that the Arudino Uno can use so I can program it to display Atari's Arcade games on it?
Question by SuperScourge | last reply
Apart from a VGA plug, my computer screen has a bunch of plugs. One of these is supposed to be a composite video port, but none of my cables fit. Do I need to splice some wires or just move 5 feet to my TV? (also, I'm not sure if it's PAL or NTSC. or if this would matter.) If I have to replace the plug on the screen, that's not a problem. link to screen page [EDIT] I made a butt-ugly adapter for the composite port, no luck there. Another Edit V=Vertical, not video
Question by Tinker_Tom | last reply
The Roboduino is finally on sale!!!http://curiousinventor.com/images/kits/roboduino/roboduino.jpgIts $40 for a kit and $55 for an assembled version More info and sales information here: http://curiousinventor.com/kits/roboduino Features / Specs:100% Compatible with Arduino software.Power buses along side pwm and analog pins easily accept standard servo and sensor connectors.Powered can be supplied from USB, barrel plug or 3-pin male header. You'll need a suitable power supply when driving multiple servos.dedicated UART 3-pin male header6 PWM outputs with neighboring unregulated power pins6 analog pins14 digital pinsReverse polarity protection for board circuitry (not for unregulated power pins)Optional I2C pull-up resistor locations
Topic by Erobots
For those who may it concern, thanks if you can help.So, I have recently found another CMO chip, one strangely on an old modem + audio card, and I want to use it use it on an motherboard I'm going to flash (fear of failure, so I'm going to hot swap with another one it if I can). I'm not an professional in chips, so I'd like to see if anyone can help me out here.Here is the two CMO chips (both are 32 pin PDIP):On the card: AM29F010-90PChttp://www.datasheetcatalog.org/datasheet/AdvancedMicroDevices/mXxzrq.pdfAnd on motherboard: SST29EE020http://www.ourchip.com/NZILIAO/chips/memory/29EE020.pdfThe motherboard using: GA-6BXChttp://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ProductID=1445The only slight difference I've had notice is that the card one had 1MB of memory and pin 30 is not used, while the other is 2MB of memory and does use pin 30. The BIOS awards, updated to the current beta version, and as well I think 1MB is enough room for the flashing (I hope).
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Hi any body know arduino compatible soil ph sensor and salinity sensor?i'm looking to developed a soil ph meter and soil salinity meter. please help me friends.
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I need help in finding a compatible AD LCD controller for my samsung LTN141xd-L01 LCD that i salvaged from a Dell inspiron 1100 laptop. Im planning to use it as a monitor for my desktop cpu and mount it at the side.
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Normally used to connect another pc or other device to it using socket terminals
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This is more of a programming question, but can Seeed Studio "shields" or modules be programmed with the BS2? Most Seeed components say they are compatible with Arduino, but I cannot determine whether or not the BS2 can control it as well. Also, if the BS2 is in the Stampduino, would I be able to program the Seeed module using PBasic? Thanks, these are a lot of questions and I would greatly appreciate any answers/comments.
Topic by 4bass | last reply
- Great Arduino kit for beginners. Makes a great basis for a robotics or electronics Instructable. Perfect for kids who want to catch the electronics bug. - Package includes: 1 x Arduino duamilanove - 1 x Development expansion board - 1 x Mini breadboard - 1 x Breadboard - 1 x Acrylic plate - 1 x LED emitter kit (red / green / yellow; each 5pcs) - 2 x Buzzer - 4 x Push button switch - 2 x Seven segments display - 2 x Mercury switch - 3 x Light dependent resistor - 1 x Adjustable resistor - 1 x Flame sensor - 1 x Infrared receiver - 1 x Resistor kit (200ohm / 1K ohm / 10K ohm; each 10pcs) - 1 x LM35 temperature sensor - 1 x USB cable (48cm) - 65 x Breadboard cable (8~22cm) - 1 x 9V battery - 1 x Battery slot - 1 x Remote control (1 x LR1130 / included) - 2 x Storage case (1-large / 1-small) - 1 x Software CD http://dx.com/p/arduino-compatible-component-basic-element-pack-starter-kit-132807
Topic by GadgetNut | last reply
I have a question about a project for school with a arduino uno. I have one arduino uno and 4 servo motors and 2 LCD displays, and some jumpwires (male and female) What i want to create is a race course made out of wood and i want to use the motors as levers. You can play this game with 2 players and the purpose of the whole game is to reach the finish earlier than your apponent. To this game i want to add educational quistions with yes or no as a answer. When a guestion is answered right the levers should open. If you answer a question wrong the levers should stay closed. I also want to make sure that if the player reaches the finish some LED lights blink. Is there a quiz program that i can use or could you help me make my own quiz program ? could you help me. Kind regards, Nassinho.
Question by nassinho | last reply
My Dell Laptop model 8100 needs to be reformat and the DVD player is damage i tried to connect an external player but it does work is this normal
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I will give best answer. I only want this so that I can play dart tag with my brother using normal blasters! Thanks, Flannel UK
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Yeah, I've been looking into getting some K'nex roller coaster sets, I'm planning on purchasing them off ebay, and I would like to make sure the sets are compatible if you know. Is Shark Run Compatible with Screaming Serpent or Rippin' Rocket. I know that Screaming Serpent and Ripping Rocket are compatible (I am not referring to the cars for the tracks, but the track parts them selves.)
Topic by Champion_Mark | last reply
I purchased the NVIDIA card and installed it and the setup wizard is telling me that my graphic adaptor is incompatible and will not install the software. I tried downloading the NVIDIA Driver 182.08 from www.NVIDIA.com but that will not get past the setup either. It says that it cant locate any drivers that are compatible with my hardware. What can i do to make it work? Or did i just waste $130 on a Video Card that wont work with my PC?
Question by Blazer40 | last reply
Hlello, From the title of my question, do I ask a lot? I have made Severinos and Minimalduinos. Severino has too many components to be really minimal, and the Minimalduino 107 has difficult PCB (The one with the curving-lines PCB). Ideally I looked for something exactly like Diavolino in Eagle form, but I couldn't find anything. Thanks in advance.
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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?
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