Corded to cordless

I've seen lots of instructables on turning cordless tools into corded tools, but not a single one the other way round. I want to know how it works the other way round. How do you make a corded tool into a cordless? Please, please help!

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Parachute Cord

How do you join two pieces of parachute cord together? We've tried burning them with a lighter. That didn't work too well. Thanks!

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Laptop power cord?

How do I find out which part of my power cord is bad?

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Rope/Cord Bracelet

I recently saw this: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/gallery/2011/nov/18/christmas-gift-ideas-jewellery-over-20-pounds#/?picture=381571697&index;=4 ... and thought that someone could whip it up in next to no time, saving a fair few pennies. I'm not so hot on jewellery making though - does anyone know what the finding on the right hand side of the bracelet, the cylindrical one, is called?

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DIY ±18VDC to power a dead cordless drill

Hi! My last battery died on my cordless drill and i'm trying to transform it to a corded drill. My plan was to use a microvawe transformer along with a bridge rectifier (KBPC5010  Bridge Rectifier Diode, KBPC Series, Single, 1 kV, 50 A, 1.2 V, Module, 4) to power the drill. 120VAC from the wall to, I wish, 12to18VDC. The problem with this is the voltage given by the output of the microwave transformer is of only ±3VAC. Any sugestion?

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Trying to connect Samsung mb ph cord to IPad cord

Hi i have s Sansung galaxy S mb ph & trying to connect cords for tethering my Ipad. is there an adaptor available to join both Usb cords. thanks Kitty

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splicing a power cord together

I want to make a laptop power supply cord longer by connecting two power supply cords together. My question is? one power supply cord has a ( RED WIRE AND A WHITE WIRE) and the other power supply cord has a (WHITE WIRE AND A GREY WIRE). Which wires do I solder together to make the wiring correct.

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where to find usb cord

Where can i find a usb cord for these projects?

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how to make a laptop cord Answered

I have a Toshiba laptop model is psaa8u-syl02k serial is x6023956Q it may have a dead batter as well or one that wont charge where can I buy one for this laptop I am just thinking ahead but the cord is the main problem now and thanks everyone.

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USB extension cord not working

I needed to extend my USB port from behind my TV so I used an old phone charger cord, cut off the phone connection end and soldered a female usb port to it. I now had a cord with a male USB connection on one end and a Female USB connector onthe other. I double and triple checked the wire connections. (red, white,green,black). I even tested each cable end to end with a multimeter to ascertain that the were no short circuits or breaks in the wires. The extension is less than a meter long and it does not work when I plug it into my pc with a flash drive. What could possibly be wrong?Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Lawnmower cord keeps eipping

Hello I changed flywheel key and blade adapter ...i keeps tearing my rewind rope ..not sure what to change next ...it runs great when started but still hard the odd time

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Power Tool Corded to Cordless

Hi 'nstructables I'm building a hovercraft (see several tutorials on Instructables - the one with a leaf blower) and my leaf blower is corded. I don't want to buy 25 miles of Black and Decker High Power Extension Cabling so I'm planning to convert to cordless. Here's my idea: (in visual) Is there anything I need to add? And if so, how do I make the "12VDC-240VAC" inverter described? My blower is 1600 watt. Thanks for any help! (Black and Decker)

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TWO WAY WIRED ROOM TO ROOM TELEPHONE SYSTEM (PLEASE HELP)

Right, Firstly im not sure if this is in the right part of this forum. Basically i want to make (or buy) a two way wired phone system and other end needs to ring upon picking up my end. I've searched here and online for something which will do this and i rememebr having a set of these when i were a kid. Now i have kids of my own i have built a wooden playhouse at the bottom of garden and would like to be able to ring from there to the house with only a pick up of the other end or something equally similar. IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE! If anyone can post me details of how to make this or a website from which i can buy it from would be great been searching for weeks. Thanks

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USB mouse cord as power cable?

Hi, is it possible to use an old USB mouse cord as a USB cable? I tried connecting a 5v motor to an old mouse cord but it wont work. The cord has a red, green, blue, and white wires. I hooked the red and white wires to the motor, but with no results. Any help?

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Wrap your cords like a pro

Keep your cables secure and tidy with these cord-wrapping techniques. I've used the first technique quite a bit, but the chain style looks like it's worth checking out.What do you think? Is your cable kung fu better? Link

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what are these factory power cord attachments?

I see them all the time and I even think somebody told me once but I forgot. First one to answer gets a candy bar.

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A/V Cord to Typical Stereo Wires? Answered

I have a surround sound speaker system that only takes the typical stereo wires (you know, positive and negative electrode inputs for left and right side). I also have a stereo reciever that only provides A/V outputs. I was pondering how I could make these work when I realized that, even with an A/V cord, it still needs to make a complete circuit. Thus the cord needs to have two wires going through it, and the plug had a way to complete that circuit. Now that I know this, I want to know if I can cut the plug off of one end, strip the wires apart, and plug those wire ends in my subwoofer? If anyone knows if this is possible, please let me know! And please help me determine which wires are positive and negative current. THANKS!

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Bluetooth Trackball for the spinal cord injured.

Bluetooth Trackball for the spinal cord injured. I'm a quadriplegic and I'm looking for a Bluetooth trackball like the old ones from Kensington or Logitech. They were the larger trackballs that have 4 buttons. I know there is a large population of people with disabilities who would greatly appreciate help in locating someone to design, engineer, and produce. There is definitely a large demand for one of this type. I know there are wireless USB units currently on the market however moving from computer to computer I'm afraid that I will lose the USB receiver plug. Something like the link below… http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/menet/item/ma-tb38r/ If there is somebody out there brave enough to help, please let me know. Thanks for your help! Steve

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Making a cordless dremel corded option?

I recently bought a 8220 dremel with 2 battery.  even in the 3 weeks I have had it I have noticed the battery to be a bit annoying.  Using a bench power supply can i just set it to 12v 5amp and run it off that?.  Any large risk of it frying something important?  I am happy with the tool its just that I often forget to charge. 

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How do I change the color of my earbud cord or create a detachable cord cover? ? Answered

I just got 3 new skullcandy earbuds really cheap at Marshalls.  The white really stands out when I want my cord to blend with my dark clothes. I want to find a way to change the cord color from white to black that won't rub off on my clothes and will stay.  I would be willing to paint but would consider other ways to cover the white cord .  Any ideas on how I could change  the color with permanently?   What type of paint  is best to permanently change the color of my white earbud cord to black? Could I sew a  protective cover ?  I read the instructable about using a sharpie but want the color to not rub off.  I tried black nail poilish which seems to chip off.    Please help if you have ideas!

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How do I make a 550 cord bracelet with a bdu button closure? Answered

I need to figure out how to secure the botton to the 550 cord and get it to stay.

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heat shrink tubing on vacuum power cord? Answered

The insulation on my vacuum cleaner power cord has been stripped (due to the wheels running over it many times), I want to put heat shrink tubing over it,  how can i do that because the tubing does not fit over the plug on the end??

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All about Extension Cords: Building & Wiring

I just want to make sure of the right way to wire an extension cord. I already searched on the internet and there were no concrete answers or tutorials to the type of extension cord I'm building. Note: I live in East Asia and we use a type A outlet (220V). I also hope you guys will use this thread to post other diagrams of extension cord types in different regions of the world to help other viewers too. Thanks.

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replace or fix power cord for toshiba laptop?

I have a Toshiba laptop that is only 1 year old and the power cord just simply stopped working after it fell to the floor from off the table. (adapter not the laptop). There aren't any breaks or tears in the cord. Do I need to replace it and is it okay to replace with a compatible power adapter I found on prontocharger.com for half the price that Toshiba's asking? Is it possible to fix the cord?

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Wiring an indoor extension cord to a small switch?

Hi - I need to take an indoor extension cord like this and wire it to a switch like this. I'm assuming I can just cut one of the two wires within the extension cord and connect either end to a prong on the switch.  Actually, I'm almost positive that will work. The real question here: is it safe? So, will this switch be able to hand the electricity from the outlet running through it? Thanks, Adam

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Old hard to find cord`s circuit?

So at my school we still use old old programmable relays. The Crouzet Millenium 2. The problem is that we are plugging in and out the cords each day which leads to as you can think, them to stop working. My teacher can not find them and I am sure the school does not have the 100 ish dollars to drop on one cord. It is part public school so its not the richest. If my teacher had at least the whole schematic for the cord, then he can make his own cords to at least let us us them without having to upload 50 thousand times to try and get a response from the things brain. The cords model number is 88950102 if this helps

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how to fix a wired 360 controller cord?

My dog chewed threw my wired xbox 360 controller cord in multiple spots, my question is, can i bypass the round black cylinder closest to the remote, or is it something important?

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550 Cord Keychain for 1oz Hand Sanitizer

So i'm trying to figure out how these guys made this one...  bc I can't find anything ANYWHERE!! So if someone knows where there is a video of how to do this then please let me know.  Thanks in advance!

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Guitar cord conversion to usb or mic plug in? Answered

I have a program on my computer called "amplitube" in which it is a virtual guitar amp with a BUNCH of pedals and cool things. I would like to know a way/place to cheaply buy/make a cord that goes into either the mic or the usb slot and the other end goes into my guitar.

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Dedicated cable release cord for iPhone camera

How could I make a dedicated cable release cord for the iPhone?  I have looked and looked for this end product - but cannot find it anywhere... Knowing that we can use the volume up button on headphones for the iPhone/Touch to snap pictures, how could we make a cord that is dedicated to this function (instead of using earbutds).  I am wanting to use this feature to help with making stop motion movies.  Using the earbud control is useful.  But I'd really like to have a cord a bit longer than the standard earbud cord lenth.  And also would be nice if the cord could have a very easy to press buton.  Clicking on the headphone volume control can be sort of akward sometimes.  Perhaps we could take some old earbuds and cut off the earbuds and do something with the remaining wires and make a some sort of switch with the remainder. Any thoughts?  I am pretty sure that I could waste an amazing amount of time and figure out via trial and error - but thought it might be better to ask for some quick direction! I believe that the more recent models of iPhone/Touch use a TRRS plug as described on this page:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS_connector Any thoughts  - THANK YOU  VERY MUCH!

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Compaq and HP laptop power cord compatibility? Answered

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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CONVERTING A 14.4 CORDLESS PORTER CABLE DRILL TO CORDED

I am dumb today, Im also busy. best power supply for converting a cordless drill to corded would be the battery charger? or not? 6.5 amp 14.4 volt porter cable drill - model 877 charger reads 12v/14.4v 1.8 amp charger My math and logic tells me I am going to need roughyl 3 times the amperage to power this focker to full go, and that I should locate another higher amperage dealy, like a car batter charger or something....

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Is there a way to curl headphone cords with out ruining them??? Answered

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How do you make a para cord bracelet?

How do you make a parachute cord bracelet with 2 colors a not and where do you buy the cheapest para cord?

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How do I rewind the cord on a whipper snipper? I want to be able to still bump the centre to release more cord.

 I have an electric whipper snipper [weed whacker / cord trimmer].  The cord ran out and I've bought replacement cord from my local hardware shop, but can't find ANYTHING on the web on how to rewind the cord so that when I bump the centre of the spool the cord will still come out.  I have done an online search for the manufacturer of both the cord and the machine.  The cord manufacturer has a website but nothing on it to show how to use their product!  Even worse, the manufacturer of the machine has NO hits on my Google search (Warrior - an electric model bought from Bunnings) There is an arrow on the spool showing the direction you should wind the cord in, but I read somewhere else online that the arrow shows the direction you should turn the spool when you rewind it, rather than actually winding the cord that way. Someone do an 'ible', please!

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How do I fold up my long extension cord?

I have seen very long extension cords that look woven instead of a role.  How do I do this?

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How do you adapt a phone jack to fit the phone cord?

I have a phone jack in a bedroom but have never used it. Now I want use that phone jack for my DSL line but the phone cord for the DSL line doesn't fit. The phone cord seems too big to fit into the jack. Do I have an old jack and newer cord? Can the jack be adapted to fit the phone cord?

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Looking for a way to join 3 strands of cord Any suggestions?

I'm looking for a way to join 3 strands of cord. It doesn't have to be simple (I'm good with knots.) I just need a way to join 3 strands of cord. Any suggestions?

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Hi, I recently bought a HDMI to VGA cord for my Raspberry Pi (V. 1).  After I received it, I tried it, but it did not work.  I did some research and from what I can find, running the cord straight from the Pi to a VGA screen will not work.  Is this correct?  Is there any way to use this cord?  Or is this just a useless cord?  Thanks in advance.  :)

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the little cord that connects to the yellow cymbol on the drums of guitar hero world tour ripped off how can i fix it?

It was the little cord that connects to a little plug and the plug connects to the symbol

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anyone know where to buy thick cotton cord? Answered

Im not really looking for extremely thick (preferrably unwaxed) cotton cord, just something that's about 4-5 mm in diameter. I'm not even sure that what I'm talking about is called cotton cord, but its kinda like paracord with no inner strands and a braided cotton sheath.

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