We would like to convert .pps to a video format so that we could play it on the TV, as it will accept .avi
Question by emit | last reply
So here's the deal, I am totally stuck. I've been looking all over and can't find what i need. my church has 3 projectors for one stage, two on the sides and one in the center, we are planning on buying a couple rgb panels and playing some video loops on them, what I need to happen is for a vga or dmi signal to go to the arduino then convert to rgb and then to dmx to control the panel's. I have little experience in arduino programming so any help would be great.
Topic by evan.stoddard | last reply
So, I was recently playing my 3ds, when I figured out that the firmware I downloaded, "Luma", can take screenshots. However, there is one problem. The program which takes the screenshots assumes that the 3ds is using 22 bit colors, when it is actually using 16 bit colors So, the image's colors are quite distorted. This is a problem. However, this shouldn't be impossible to fix, right? If I'm correct, we should be able to do the correct conversion as long as it was saved in a lossless format. Are there any programs which do this?
Topic by Ruby Laser | last reply
HELLO EVERY ONE... I HAVE A DOUBT REGARDING EV CONVERSION KITS. DO WE NEED UNIQUE CONVERSION KIT FOR UNIQUE BRAND CAR(LIKE A KIT FOR FORD ETC..) OR IS THERE ANY UNIVERSAL KIT ALSO AVAILABLE FOR THAT? PLEASE CLARIFY MY DOUBT.... THANK YOU.............
Question by SAIKRISHNA VOONNA | last reply
Alright so, I've recently aquired a keyboard from a desktop computer made in 1983 and I fell in lovewith it at my first sight of it. However I am a lot younger than this keyboard so I know nothing about it so I was wondering if any of you could give me any background info on this keybaord and and any thoughts on whether it would be possible for me to convert it so i could plug it into my slightly outdated desktop computer and how i would go about doing so. Pictures below.
Topic by krusher29 | last reply
When I see my local scrap dealer I can't overlook the amount of well looked after chest freezers and fridges.I already found out that most either have a failed thermostat or failed heating element for the evaporation of the water during auto defrost cycles.So I started to think about converting a nice and small chest freezer for 12V use.A first check for available 12V compressors showed that they cost an arm and a leg.DIY with a 12 air compressor is out of the question for safety reasons and the fact that these toys are not ment to handle these conditions.My next stop was Youtube and I found some teardown and scrapping of fridge compressors.These things are actually so dead simple in design that without the enclosure we would need ear protection all day long.But durablitly is often really simple, sadly this mean anything to use a frequency generator or similar is not only inefficient but will fail on a condesator motor.However, these motors are quite bulky...In therory it should be possible remove all stator and mains voltage bits to make room around the rotor.And from that we really only need the axle and bearing mounts.Am I thinking too simple?What would stop someone from using a suitable sized brushless DC motor with couplings to the cut orginal axle?Modern, small compressors often use less than 200W, so how hard can it be?Disclaimer:I am aware of the legal side of things and such mods are nothing a tradesman would sign off for.But I do wonder and like to tinker to prove a point or theory ;)
Question by Downunder35m | last reply
These are very nice pair of duct tape Converse. Made by covering normal Converse in duct tape, but I don't think that really counts, anyone out there wanna make a pair from only duct tape? No prize, unless someone wants to donate a patch for the first person to make a pair. Link at BoingBoing
Topic by nickodemus | last reply
Hey, I was just wondering, could we turn a turbocharger into a generator that would produce electricity as water flows into one gate and out the other? Similar to a hydroelectric generator using the mechanical energy of flowing water through a turbine to produce electricity.
Question by Supercoop411 | last reply
Me and my dad are going to a junk yard to pick up a 37 packard and a 65 mustang and we are going to make them electric but only one problem neither of us know how the electricity will power car to move i dont understand that if you can give an explantion or even better a diagram showing how to do it it. thanks alot guys.
Question by DELETED_JAZ97 | last reply
Ok so long story short i want to make a serious home theater system. i have all the amps and speakers, but they are from a car. so i will need to run them from 12ish volts from my home outlets. so i cam wondering what kind of adaptor i should be making or using. i see pre-made ones that have an output of 12v with their amps ranging from 3-15 and watts from 3 to 300. i am no electrician and have little electrical experience, so i am wondering if i should go with more or less amps and watts, i dont need to fry anything as the amp and speakers i have are expensive! THANKS!
Topic by mrmoose87 | last reply
Hello, It happens to have a wireless mini keyboard with touchpad, like the one in the photo ( not this model, but something like this). The problem is that I did a terible mistake and I bent it a litle (some milimeters) and after that it keeps sending repeated characters. I do no think I can fix it. I like to convert and keep alive old things so I had the idea to use the RF modules of the keyboard and make an old PS2 or USB keybord wireless. Do you think that there may be a chance I could do it? Hope you will come with some ideas
Topic by dentalan | last reply
Ever since i saw the 'ible on converting a land camera to take 35 mm film, I figured there had to be a way to take this even further. I'm even thinking the first baby step shouldn't be too hard- simply mounting a digital camera to the frame. Now, it would be a little more complex than this- taking the lcd screen off of the base, and putting it on the back of the camera, mounting the actual machinery of the camera where the original lens was, and perhaps even mounting buttons (or on some digital cameras, the wheels for 'scene selection' on the base of the land camera. The only problem I can find with this simple conversion is the fact that it seems most digital cameras use micro ribbons now, which would be (as far as I can tell) incredibly hard to splice and extend (which would be necessary to get the lcd screen, and other components mounted on the frame of the land camera). Does anyone have any ideas for this, or are is my goal too lofty? THanks.
Topic by DerekTheOrange | last reply
My purple and black with white contrast-stitching custom Converse shoes showed up yesterday. Check them out as I try out my new treadmill desk (Instructable forthcoming...). Converse is an advertiser on Instructables, but I thought the custom shoes were cool enough (and actually the creative on their ads, too) that I bought a pair irrespective of any business relationship.
Topic by ewilhelm | last reply
A friend of mine, is considering converting his 1997 Ford Ranger to electric, but is a virgin to converting vehicles, but is a knowledgeable farm kid. The truck is a 2.3/4 cylinder, 5 speed, shortbed with a regular cab. Any ideas/help? Relevant links are welcome.
Topic by bumpus | last reply
Hi, I'm looking for simple way to convert a low AC into a usable DC, of say 4 - 5 volts for charging batteries. I recently saw one discussed online, specced at costing about a quarter, but couldn't find a way to do it, or a way to purchase something like that. Thanks!
Topic by fafnir665 | last reply
I am looking to convert a 5 seat jeep to a 2 seat pickup like the scrambler. I have a pretty good idea on how to do this but i was looking for an ideas and some help on where to find a cheep jeep for the base vehicle. any help will be greatly appreciated.
Question by abadfart | last reply
Hi, I have to DC device a) works with 5.V (b) 1.5 Volt... I am using mobile charger as a power supply. How can i connect them with one mobile charger....as the charger output is 5.V only. a) works fine but as the other device require 1.5 Volts . Which type of power component should i use to supply additional appox. 1.5 Volts ? will any of these can device blast ? Any type of tips n tricks will be very help full. Thanks, Richi
Topic by RichiV | last reply
Hello all,So I have been trying to convert the values obtained from pygame joystick value (ranges from -1 to 1) and convert it to angles between 0 to 180 to drive servo motors. Can someone help me with this cuz I have no idea how to do it. Thanks in advanceCheers.
Question by Bhabeshr | last reply
Could someone tell me how to photograph negatives, and then process them into positive images? This is the best I can do, and when I invert the colors, it does not look right. (Ctrl-Alt-Cmd-8 on a mac) Any help would be appreciated, preferably with camera settings rather than computer adjustments. Second image is original print, I would prefer not to have to get expensive prints.
Topic by ItsTheHobbs | last reply
Anyone know, or know where I can find out how to convert pressure to flowrate by time? I have a 3Litre cylinder of normal air, at 300psi, and I want to release the air at between 0.5CFM and 1CFM (at around 15-30psi, through an airbrush, the internal diameter of the escape wold be no more than a millimeter. how can I figure out how long it will take to reach equilibrium with the outside air? cheers naught
Topic by naught101 | last reply
If you've followed my 'ible Whittle a Staff / Walking Stick, you can convert that walking stick into a awesome looking "medieval marshal arts bludgeon"! Head over to my blog to check out what I've done: Walking Stick Bludgeon If you're not using it for decoration, fending off a bear, or fighting ninjas, you've added some nice grip for when you are going for a hike!
Topic by Arbitror | last reply
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Topic by Firebert010 | last reply
I have a keller pressure sensor PAA-33X which gives output in RS485. I also have an rs485 to usb converter(http://researchdesignlab.com/usb-to-rs485-converter-module.html) so that I can get the value directly on my computer for viewing and further processing of that data. I tried the connections but, the converter module only shows that data is being transferred(tx led glows) but not received, when I run the READ30 software. Someone please help me with this in a detailed way. Thanks in advance.
Question by Batman16 | last reply
I know this is a long passed DIY. But while building a ATX Power supply I separated all the wires as stated. I then put the green and a black wire to a switch and added the 3 brown leads to the orange leads. When I plug in the unit the supply light comes on, but when I turn the green wire switch the main power LED goes out and no fan comes on. It acts like the switch is shutting the unit off. Can anyone help. I am 60 years old and just getting into doing some bench work to pass the time. Thanks for any help.
Topic by Shorty954 | last reply
Hi Again, My question is when building an ATX power supply, Can you join the 12 volt leads with the 5 volts leads to make 17 volts? If not how can I get lets say 20 volts. I am going to use a DC to DC converter to make a variable power supply. I would like at least 20V in then I can adjust from 1.2 to 60 volts out. I use it now running directly off battery but would like to add it to the ATX build case. Thanks for any help again.
Topic by Shorty954 | last reply
Hello, I have a massive 2million candle power halogen Torch ,approximate diameter of 1.5 Feet,and i want to convert it from Halogen into Led by replacing the Bulb ,??? any ideas of where to start without taking it to Pieces (and finding ive got Pieces leftover !!!!!!!!!!) Thanks, HAIRYGSHOCK63
Question by Hairygshock63 | last reply
I didn't make this into an Instructable because my wife is visiting Minnesota and took the digital camera with her. If anyone wants to build this and photograph their process, just include me as a collaborator and I'll be happy... :) I just acquired a new (used) video card for my Mac. Unfortunately, it has a ADC (Apple Display Connector) and a DVI (Digital Video Interface). While the card is capable of driving two displays, I only had a DVI-VGA adapter and ADC-VGA adapters run $50-100US! I decided that I'd just have to figure out how to wire my own adapter and run it to an unused PCI plate. The following schematic is a DVI-VGA adapter. I've included the pins that would be used for the equivalent points on an ADC connector. I just finished wiring an ADC connector to a VGA connector on another plate. It works perfectly! I hope this saves someone else a few bucks... Vegas
Topic by LasVegas | last reply
Hello there! I am building a custom digital weighing scale. My issue is not about how to do A2D, but on how to use the least amount of power doing so. So imagine you just placed an object on the scale, i want the microcontroller to notice a change in weight and perform a2d on the load cell voltage. Now i only want to perform this a2d once(or a few times to make sure it works), saving the value in the register, and then i want the microcontroller to go back to sleep. The microcontroller will keep sleeping unless the object is removed or the weight changed, where the A2D works again for a couple of times, notes the value, and then sleeps again. So my question is, does the A2D have to keep working to notice a change in the weight? or can that happen some other way? I basically want to make my battery last a long time, and i want to do that by using the A2D only when needed. On another note, does a2d even use up alot of power? If i keep it running would it consume alot of my battery? If things are unclear please ask. I'm afraid i didn't articulate well. Thanks!
Question by Chris414 | last reply
Hi everybody. I have a quick question I would like to throw out there and hope somebody can help. I am in the early stages of making an autonomous robot and one of the functions I would like it to have is the ability to hold a conversation with people. I have made a previous cardboard robot as a proof of concept for my next build and used an iPhone chatbot app which worked quite well, but I would like to make my own stand alone chatbot. I am aware of the likes of "Pandorabot" and "Cleverbot" ect, but what I would love to do is program my own stand alone chatbot using the available hard drive memory on an old laptop I have laying around collecting dust, and use the Windows xp voice recognition to talk to it (speech to text) and have it respond with a spoken voice (text to speech) which would come out of a Bluetooth speaker located in the robot. I know my way around a computer to some degree but do not know how to program (although I did follow a program written down once to make an analogue clock many moons ago), but with some hopefully straight forward instructions I am willing to learn and give it a go. I have a rough understanding what AIML is but don't know what I would need to use it. I want to go down this road as I want to have it off line, i.e not have to rely on an internet connection, except maybe my home network to connect to another device, not to rely on a second party server, and would like to put the old laptop to some use. I know I bit about teaching or training a bot to respond, i.e, giving multiple phrases or questions with one meaning (eg Hello, Hi, What's up, Hi there ect,) and the bot to recognise and respond accordingly, and I'm aware it will be time consuming, but it's the basics, or starting blocks that I'm after, getting a bot up and running and ready to be taught or trained, and if it's something I can get my head around and it's something I could realistically do, I would love to give it a crack. So, Is it reasonably possible for me to use my old laptop for the sole purpose to use it as a chatbot, what would I need to set this up, Can what I need to know, be broken down in to easy to follow steps for me or anyone to follow who does not have experience in this field, And what recourses are there that I could use if needed? Any help, thoughts and suggestions that anyone can offer to get me started on this idea really would be greatly appreciated, and may be of help to others too as I have not seen this sort of question asked anywhere on the inter web in regards to just using a home computer / laptop. The only information I can seem to find relates to online bots. So thank you in advance for any help offered and I look forward to any responses. Steve.
Topic by steve-gibbs5 | last reply
I wanted to mount my hand drill to operate like a drill press .....but i have no idea how..can anybody teach me or show me a diagram or whatever how to diy these innovation....
Question by jovenhatsjr | last reply
I have a CO2 air pellet gun and would like to convert to a compressed air tube....Is this possable? I hope this does not break any rules for the site. If so I am sorry, please dissregard and let me know. Thank you. Grant
Question by P-grant | last reply
I got a circuit board from an emergency light when i saw it's circuit it's not common there is a ceramic capacitor and a 330 ohms resistor in its and it give 5.0 volts at the end i don''t know how it's designed but it's giving 5.0 volts at the other end with no transformers ! then i configured the circuit myself as shown in the given diagram but it's giving 180 volts dc instead of 5 volts so my question is : is there anybody who can tell me whats missing in this circuit so its can also give 5volts output?
Question by ubdussamad | last reply
Hey guys. I just stumbled upon this group. Good stuff here. But lately I've been working on an old Schwinn Le Tour I have, and could you some help. I've stripped it down, cleaned it all up, but before I go and put it back together id like to find out a thing or two about converting it to a fixed gear track bike. It's got horizontal drop-outs, and in great condition. I just need some tips on how to do it, and opinions on the pro's and con's of the conversion. Thanks to everyone who can help me out.
Topic by MattyMumbles | last reply
Having just rescued my nice GT from my parents' place, my old junker bike is now surplus to requirements. (I like to have a "spare" bike, but now I have three bikes it's literally a fifth wheel. And sixth.)I've wanted to build an electric bike or a recumbent for a long time, but despite fiddling with bikes for a while I'm still just a competent novice. A competent novice with very limited tools, in fact. Therefore I'm looking for a project like this uber-simple electric-assist (incomplete) or the no-weld recumbent. If anyone knows of any other projects like these, I'd like to see them.Pictures of the bike to follow- it's a fairly generic short-frame mountain bike, probably intended for dirt jumping as it's got a short geometry, thick downtube and a low seat/short seat tube. The front fork is a "suspension" fork with about 1" of travel and too much preload to be any use on roads, everything else is standard.
Topic by PKM
Hi, Bit of a daft question really. I am trying to output my clock data from my Pic' 28X2 to a custom array of LED's. I have the code that reads my clock (RTC DS1307) and coverts the BCD input to decimal but no matter what I can't seem to find out how to output the decimal data or have the picaxe arrange it in such a way that it will be displayed on my LED array. My array is, put simply, an LED version of an analogue clock with 60 LEDs for the seconds, minutes etc. If I could have some pointers with regard to either decimal output or BCD output to a dedicated BCD to DEC chip, that would be much appreciated. Thanks
Question by LED Maestro | last reply
After fixing most of the issues on cheap laser cutter I am about to do the next step and install an Arduino board to get rid of the dongle and crappy controller. I also would like to put this in the form of a nice Instructable so others can upgrade their machines as well. But during my research I noticed that several different versions of the controller, laser power supply and control panel exist. If you are interested in upgrading your machine so you can use Inkscape directly and no longer need a dongle and crappy software: Post a pic of your laser power supply (including a clear pic of the connection terminals), a pic of your control panel (both from the outside and the bottom), let me know if you already have safety switches for the lid and water flow. Everything posted here in time will be included in the Instructable if it is different from my machine. Once the Ible is finnished you will get detailed instructions on what you need, how to program the Arduino, get the plugins working in Inkscape and how to do your first real engravings and cuttings on the new setup after calibrating everything. Here is a video showing raster and vector engraving followed by cutting the piece out - what more can I ask for if only spare parts are used? ;) https://youtu.be/GqFTPMBchyQ
Topic by Downunder35m | last reply
Two laces, two tongues, one set of grommets
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