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Milling Device

Please comment or make an Instructable on how i can make a clamp-on mill attachment for the drill press below?

Topic by m5industriesinc    |  last reply


Hugging device

We are in search for ideas and/or off-the-shelf solutions for a mobility and toileting issue in response to the following request: "I apologize for posting again so soon, but I forgot to describe my disability, and why I'm physically unable to hug someone. I was born with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy called Nemaline Myopathy. My disability affects me in many ways, but in this case, I'm unable to independently raise my arms, wrap them around someone, and have them stay in place. A device I'm seeking would have the ability to suspend my arms in the air, and be able to bring them together. One suggestion was to somehow hook it up to a motor, and operate the device by a remote. Also, when I was a kid, I had a device that was like a sling for my arms. The two slings were attached to two separate metal rods on both sides of me that were able to attach and detach from the back of my wheelchair. Someone would slide my arms into the sleeves, and I was able to bring my arms together, or do various tasks, like typing, with my arms suspended in the sling. I do have the strength to squeeze my arms together, but without assistance, my arms eventually do slide down due to gravity. A device similar to the sling idea would probably be ideal, plus no motor or electronic devices would be needed. I realize that this project could be timely, and possibly expensive, but to me it's worth it. I'd love to be able to give someone that I care about a real hug, and experience another form of intimacy and closeness." Happy to hear your ideas! About Tetra Tetra is a non-profit organization that recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities. See our instructables group at: https://www.instructables.com/group/tetra/

Topic by chuirich    |  last reply


injection device

 I want to build an injection device that can handle insulin syringes. Please help.

Topic by phamw    |  last reply


Bluetooth device?

Hi, I have a device connected to my guitar that sends information to another device by a 13 separate PINS cable, I would like them to comunicate with Bluetooth or any other wireless device, arduito etc. how can I do that?  where should I begin my research? thank you! Daniel Cuartas

Question by d_dooms    |  last reply


Fake devices

I just took apart a cheap "solar" calculator that was actually powered by a small coin cell. The "Solar Panel" was colored cellophane. You ever find something like this?

Topic by Rotten194    |  last reply


ipod device

How to copy a file from CD to ipod without the use of computer?

Question by vicky.s1    |  last reply


Vibrotactile Device

Hi, I am trying to build a portable device that takes vocal vibrations (from a piezo mic attached to the throat) and outputs them as tactile vibrations elsewhere (say at the sternum). I've found and built simple circuits for preamps that run off 9V like this one (https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Simple-Audio-Amplifier/?ALLSTEPS) but I'm struggling to work out how I can connect and power a vibrating device (e.g. another piezo mic) for the output.  I guess I will need to include a low pass filter too to prevent the device creating audible output (I just want low frequency tactile vibration). I've seen a similar project here https://www.instructables.com/id/Representing-audio-through-vibration-with-Arduino/?ALLSTEPS but it's using an arduino and I feel like that's unnecessary for my purposes.  Any ideas really appreciated, Oli

Topic by ocheadle    |  last reply


IOT devices

Hello. Please suggest some thoughts on the below: i am new to the IOT programming. just started learning with Intel Galileo Gen 2 board and Grove starter plus kit. I have a question in mind.. How can we package all the pieces and make as a product.. mean.. lets say when i do the temperature control that uses temperature sensor and display value in RGB screen, how do i make it as a packaged product so that i can make it portable instead of having the chips, wires etc..  i have basic idea that we can use 9v battery and run on it, but my question is, are there any ways that we can wrap all the things into a component box or something? any simple ways..??

Topic by jdk-hyd    |  last reply


Change a Plug-in device into a Battery-operated device?

QUESTIONS - Is there an instructable on how to change a plug-in device (like one you plug into an outlet) into a battery operated device? - Is there even a way to do this? NOTE: may take a while for me to respond to replies, so please be patient...Thanks a-lot

Question by Lord Of Flames    |  last reply


Wearable Video Device

I have had this concept of building a wearable video device that captures moments we usually misses within a few minutes. And I am looking for someone to help me to build a prototype. Or point me to a direction how I can build it myself... Any help will help, If you are interested, please let me know.

Topic by luklau88    |  last reply


wireless electronic device

I am looking to build a device that can communicate with a phone and through that phone you could turn on or off a light or a siren with fairly long range 20 to 30 meters (60 to 90 feet). Would anyone be able to help regarding this device. I am looking for it be as small as possible. also i wanted this device to run with fairly low voltage dc power source. please help with this  thanks

Topic by sam501    |  last reply


eletronic stimulation device

Hello fellow builders, I am having some trouble, for a rather important school project i need to perform some test and for one of the set of tests i need a device to deliver electric impulses on a person on regular basis. so i immediatly thought of medical devices like a TENS or EMS (if i remember correctly) unit. no the big problem is they are almost unobtainable in working conditions or they cost a fortune in shipping and stuff. is it possible to make a unit like this on my own ? 

Topic by sacredrose    |  last reply


Instructables for portable devices

Is it possible to get a portable version of instructables for portable devices or for computers with small screens? Thanks.

Topic by Yerboogieman    |  last reply


Location tracking devices.

Anybody know how to develop an app to find the current GPS location of a device.

Topic by adilmega1003    |  last reply


PCI Device Tutorial

I can't seem to find any tutorials for creating a PCI card.I was thinking of something like a simpler version of this.Anyone here made an PCI devices? Or any links?Thanks.

Topic by alexgeek    |  last reply


Electric shock device Answered

A friend of my fathers had a dry cell powered device with two metal handles you gripped while the operator slid a rod in a coil to increase voltage. the idea was to hang on till you couldn't. These drunks would hold on till the thing made their wrist muscles contract their hands into claws. How would you build this thing? Thanks, Zappenfusen

Question by zappenfusen    |  last reply


glassblower disability device

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoEAfMAXF1Q&feature;=youtu.be i need help. i can't spin the glass very well and need a device to spin it steadilly for me. the video shows my issue, if you could help it would be very helpfull.

Topic by Mmjmama    |  last reply


Position sensitive device

Hi guys, I'm looking for a 2D position detecting device!! And I'm looking for a specific one, but unfortunately I don't know the exact name or working principle, but it was a long and thin bar, with a usb socket, probably connected to a computer and gives the readings (position) once any object crosses the cross-section area aligned with the bar. Can you also suggest any easy-to-use 2D optical position detection devices/ sensors!! Can you please advise!! Appreciate your cooperation!!

Question by aftbx9    |  last reply


Building a communication device

Hey guys - I was wondering if anyone could point me to any instructables or other how-to's that teach you how to build a device that can communicate over the air over a given frequency? I've searched around a bunch but I can't really find anything. (I'm also completely stupid when it comes to this kind of stuff.)

Topic by holyjaw    |  last reply


Wireless texting device

Hi everyone, I'm curious if anyone has ever seen or heard of a wireless texting device that would be suitable for older folks to use. Basically, I'm thinking a laptop-sized screen with a keyboard (basic functionality) that could stay on at home to receive/send texts for those folks (especially older folks) who cannot or will not use a smartphone or regular laptop.  Some sort of audible signal that as text has been received would be good too.  Thanks in advance for any and all help. ~J

Topic by poeticchampion    |  last reply


Help with neurofeedback device

Are you in the San Francisco bay area? Interested in neurofeedback? Experienced with building your own electronics projects? Willing to help someone with little experience? I'm on a very limited budget, but this is something I need. I have plans for an open source neurofeedback device that I wish to build. I don't have a lot of experience with electronics (mostly microcontroller projects using solderless breadboards). If I have to, I'll be doing this myself. I'm hoping to find someone who is interested in this and would be willing to help. Thank you

Topic by GlobalVillageIdiot    |  last reply


Internet browsing device

I have a grand central account, and I use it for free long distance, but I have to turn on my computer just to make a call. I was wondering if anybody knows of something similar to the nokia internet tablet thingies, but much cheaper (under $100). Any ideas (or GC tips)?

Topic by LinuxH4x0r    |  last reply


how to make this device?

Hi, i want to make a device, please tell me how... there is something that looks like a tv remote . it has 9 buttons on it. And there are 9 light bulbs. when i press each button, each of the 9 light bulbs should light up. for example, when i press button 1, light bulb 1 should light up. when i press button 2 , bulb 2 should light up, button 3 turns on bulb 3, and so on. this needs to be wireless. i have done some research and i have found that i need something called an RF transmitter and RF receiver. I just need some hints on how to make this device. i hope it is clear what i want , english is not my first language, if its not clear let me know and i will clarify.

Topic by create90212    |  last reply


USB Device Recharger

For efficiency has anyone tried the ZipLinq X2 model universal charger coupled to the Gomadic retractable cord with tip #37 for the Creative Zen V+. It seemed like a nice setup except it doesn't work.I also tried to use it for my Motorola Pebl and Razr with tip #28. No Joy. Wish someone would try and comment. GomadicZiplinq

Topic by BatRat    |  last reply


Device Remote Pager!!!!

Ok check it out guys, how many times have you said "where the hell is the remote?!" and cant find it? what about the page feature on a cordless phone? granted there is a constant connection and a remote looks off IR but I put it to anyone who can make a beeper page solution to help in finding a lost remote? hopefully its a small enough solution that it can be integrated into a tv and game controller

Topic by babelfish42    |  last reply


Thoughts on a prototyping device

Hey I'm a college student trying to create a specialty extruder to aid in prototyping, possibly to be used along side a 3D printer.  Attached is a CAD mockup but we're in the process of building this.  The applcations are fairly broad at the moment and if you think of a cool way to use long pieces of plastic for modelling, crafts, art, whatever, please let me know. This is my kickstarter and I'm trying to get any feedback you have, thanks! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects...?ref=discovery

Topic by saudade-pigeon  


Diy BrainPort device

These brainport things look cool. Basically they use your highly-sensitive tounge nerves to feed data into your brain. Totally safe and non-invasive, they can even allow blind people to see, which is, of course, amazing.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNkw28fz9u0I'd like one for fiddling with (eg, monitorless computer? what kind of other data can you feed into your brain? Other stuff??) But since the gizmos are like ten grand apiece... not likely!Then again, its just an array of contacts that deliver 5-20v at low amps so how hard could it be? Thoughts? Links? Circuit ideas?

Question by PS118    |  last reply


Anti-speeding device?

I am going to be buying a new motorcycle soon after spending several hundred dollars clearing up my previous youthful errors with my last one. Anyways, I am thinking about rigging a bright LED to the top of the windshield that comes on when I go above a certain speed. Right now all I can think of doing is like in the old movies when then make a time-bomb is drill a hole in the face of a clock (speedometer in this case) and have a wire come in contact with the speedometer when it reaches a certain speed. If anyone can come up with a more efficient and elligant idea and how to do it please email me at cjp91068@msn.com Thank you ahead of time, Chris

Topic by cjp91068    |  last reply


Untouchable Android Device?

Hey,  So i am in a turkish school and the Turkish National Education Ministry (Milli eğitim bakanlığı) gave half the schools in turkey educational tablets for free. But the goverment cant just not touch anything.... These tablets (writing this post with one of them now) are on what i am declaring ANDROID LOCKDOWN. (actually sounds catchy) They have deleted play store, disabled the ability to install apks on them, made the bluetooth as expensive as a paperwieght.. And connection with a computer?? Trust me dont even go there. So the question is *İs there any possible way to install apks WİTHOUT rooting??* Help me please The tablets are General mobile e tab 5 Android 4.4 kitkat octa core 1.7 ghz 2 gb ram 32 gig memory. İt pains me to see them like this..

Topic by Doc Penguin    |  last reply


Need tracking device...

I have a horrible problem with keeping cirtain objects of mine within my grasp. As such, I was wondering if there was anything I could put together or attain that may help me keep track of these things. I have no knowledge of these things, so forgive me if what ii'm asking for sounds far-fetched. I'm looking for something like a small thing little beacon that could be attached to something like a shoe or book that sends out a some form of radio waves on a constant frequency, that can be picked up by the receiver that essentially lets you know how close you are by the sound it makes, whether it be through beeps or noise level. I believe things like that are out there, but i'm wondering i';f I can do anything on a really really small level, like the size of a watch battery with a piece of adhiesive on the back. Any kind of help, even just to let me no that its not possible or whatever, would be great. Thanks in advance.

Topic by poken1151    |  last reply


12v device to switch on a 9v device (signal to switch on only)

I have a device that is switched on by a sensor, powered by 12v, 1.3amp battery. I have another device that is switched on by a mechanical push button switch, this is powered by a 9v battery. I want to piggy back on the wires that switch on the 12v device and take the signal (to turn on only) to the device that is already powered by a 9v battery and normally turned on by a push button switch. ( I want to replace this mechanical push button switch with an "electronic switch" turned on and off the the presence and absence of the 12v signal) I want the 9v device to switch on only when the 12v device switches on and switch off when the 12v device switches off. Also I want the 9v device to only run on the original 9v battery (not accepting power from the 12v device and not returning any power from the 9v device to the 12v device. Is there a switch device/relay that can do this? A device that I can just connect between the wires going from the 12v device to the 9v device? I am a novice to electronics please be kind. I an open to using part from another device, and basic mods. Thank you

Topic by Jvos    |  last reply


any device that controlled by computer?

Will you help me to find a device that can manipulated by the computer? thank you

Question by asiren    |  last reply


Planning to make a electrical device ?

Hi, basically I am planning to make a device,  like a elongating stick/rod. Based on a meter (scale) it should keep elongating, when the current is supplied. For instance say we have  rod of 3 feet  in length (3 pieces).  The rod will be in the device, when I supply the power to the device, it should protrude to 1 feet and then again for more power another 1 more feet and more power another one more feet. Can some one pls help. Thanks.

Question by ganeshm69    |  last reply


Need help on wearable device

I have had this concept of building a wearable video device that captures moments we usually misses within a few minutes. And I am looking for someone to help me to build a prototype. Or point me to a direction how I can build it myself... Any help will help, If you are interested, please let me know.

Topic by luklau88    |  last reply


Hiding non-present devices?

Hi, It gets extremely annoying when there is multiple drives in my computer but they aren't in use. Does anyone know how to only show present devices or do I just have to live with the multiple devices?

Topic by thermoelectric    |  last reply


Recommendations for lipo cutoff device

I've been looking for a device similar to a battery alarm for 4s lipos that can cut off the power when any one of the cells drops below a certain voltage instead of just sounding an alarm, i've been told that i can get a bms circuit which should be able to do this and that i should try to find the best one i can but i don't really know exactly what to search for. can someone recommend a small and affordable bms please? i won't be charging through it as i have a separate balance charger, i want it purely as a cut off device for when the batteries are in use...

Topic by ambientvoid    |  last reply


Computer as composite display device

Hi, Okay, here is my problem: I found in my garage a small video camera (not with tape, recording or anything, it just plugs directly into the tv to watch the area) which I had got some years ago, now I would like to start using it again, however I don't think the only tv in the house is a good monitor (it doesn't provide any recording and it already has all rca inputs in use). What I would like to do is connect it to my pc and view the video (and listen to audio) on my computer, then like this I can also record video to the HDD if necessary. The camera has a composite video output and a mono audio output. Thanks, All help is appreciated. P.S. The problem with TV tuner cards is that I already have one, but it is not with me so I can not use it, on the other hand since I do already HAVE one I am not going to buy another one. Damn it when I thought that tuner card was not going to be useful and decided not to take it with me.

Topic by drresearch    |  last reply


Mobile Virtual Presence Device? Answered

Right, so in "The Big Bang Theory" there is an episode where Sheldon makes an rc stand with a monitor on, and it has live footage of his face on it.  There are ways to do this, but they all seem to point to using an rc car with a 10 metre range and 30 minutes battery.  The flaw with this, is that if you want to be at work using one, or at someone's house with it, then you're gonna need a lot more than 10 metres!  How can you make it so that you can control it anywhere, either using wifi or just connecting somehow?  (I'm sorry, I'm really bad at electronics, so excuse my poor understanding.)  As an example, you don't need wifi to text someone, so do you need it to control an rc vehicle?  Ideally, I'd like to make one at about £300-£400, and as like the one from the big bang theory as possible, so not just a tiny stand that people have to keep charging and you have to crane your neck to see.  I'd be happy to use a £60 tablet with skype for the video, but what I'm mainly concerned about is how to control the rc stand/vehicle from a distance away. Thanks a lot! -Finzaz

Question by Finzaz    |  last reply


CD Player spinning device

I recently found an old AA powered Portable CD player. Upon dismantling it, I found 6 wires, since which I have tested and discovered their function. My question to you all is, would there be any danger to hooking up a larger battery to the two wires that spin the CD? I tried briefly using a 9 Volt, and the results were simply amazing. I have a hack or two that I could really use this for, and I wanted the opinions of people here to see if there was any danger to doing this.

Topic by MuTe    |  last reply


how to make bluetooth device?

How to make bluetooth device?

Question by Stingat9    |  last reply


Is it possibe for a device to be 100% effecient???

Is it possibe for a device to be 100% effecient???

Question by west49rules    |  last reply


Hidden camera and listening devices

Could someone please let me know if I’m looking on the wrong spots or if someone knows of a way of building or buying a good device for finding hidden cameras and or listening devices also please.

Question by Jjpseismic    |  last reply


Ground chip in wireless devices? Answered

Same as subject is there a universal frequency ground chip one wireless devices?

Question by wiccakingkamui    |  last reply



How to make a pairing Device

Can anyone make a pairing device on radio or whatever signal which gets activated and initiate signal which can trigger an alarm when both already paired units lose mutual connection due to increase of distance? I want to use this with my car and put the alarm device in my room. If car is moved, say 10 feet away from the pairing device it should trigger an alarm.

Topic by malkandi    |  last reply


Instructable for xshot-type device?

Hi, I've seen all the instructables for monopods and string stablilizer things, but I was wondering if there is anyone that knows how one would make a device that you can connect to your camera and take a picture of yourself, or get yourself in a group shot. There is a device called the xshot, but I'd rather make my own! Thanks!

Topic by jukie    |  last reply


This device is the opposite of environmentally friendly.

This machine burns energy year round. Is there or is there not another way to compost without a plug?

Topic by A good name    |  last reply


GPS using robotic device

Hi guys! I currently have an GPS, 3 full rotation servos (+ 2 small ones) , a dual axis gyro and my Arduino Deumilanove. Can you please post some random ideas of robotic devices from UAV planes to robotic arms. Thanks!

Topic by louwhopley    |  last reply


Motion sensor audio device

Hi. I wanted to make a device that would play a piece of audio that I recorded when I trigger some sort of motion sensor. I don't know what parts I would actually need as far as a motion sensor, a record/playback device, or other misc parts. I have a fair understanding of resistors and voltage but I'm pretty much a beginner. If anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be well appreciated.

Topic by ThePanda    |  last reply


car key homing device?

Something  small enough to attach to my key ring so I can find them when I loose them

Question by sakurai    |  last reply