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Okay so this is where you would go to learn how to hack... go ahead and post if you need to hack something or "PM" (personal message) me if you need any assistance. Remember this group is to unite us so we can gather each others intelligence so one day you cn say "HEY I KNOW HOW TO DO THAT!!! AND IM A KID/TEEN!!! :D" *Please dont abuse this privilage*

Topic by Director Shadow   |  last reply


Hack A PCB

Is there a good way to solder or just connect wires directly to traces on a one sided PCB?

Topic by Doug Costlow   |  last reply


Hacking a program

Is there a way to remove the trial period from a program, say its gonna expire in 30 days, delete that piece of memory so it forgets and you have it forever? (photo courtesty of whatsisface)

Topic by Danny   |  last reply


Hack a brick?

I use it to prop books on my window seal and hold pins n junk. help me hack this better

Question by Jumpin Jehosaphat   |  last reply


No n64 hacks!

Nobody has made anything about n64 hacks!

Topic by Bartboy   |  last reply


Nerf Hacks

You guys should stat putting in nerf "Hacks" like my Rapid Fire Hack-check it out- Anyway hacks like burst fire or a shotgun hack would be cool. THX FOR READING!

Topic by tacozcank1ll   |  last reply


How to hack? Answered

I wanna learn ethical hacking, can u guys suggest some sites or something which teach? preferable for free? thanks for ur time! :)

Question by ankur2893   |  last reply


Hack a bat

How can I purchase the wiring diagram and/or detailed instructions to build the hack a bat?

Topic by 3D STEREO   |  last reply


hacking bluetooth

How can i get a Bluetooth hacking software that doesn't require pairing codes and works with iphone 4?

Topic by deltasec   |  last reply


Robosapien hacks????

Has anybody hacked a robosapien? i have recently procured one without r/c and was wondering if there are any serviceable parts (servos, boards, processors) or is it something better suited for the e-waste grinder.

Question by mikes686   |  last reply


Hacking Help

I am a rookie hacker and I was looking for a little help learning how to hack. So if any hacker is willing to give me a bit of assistence or a apprenticeship. Please reply.

Topic by Hacker of EveryThing   |  last reply


power hack

Aside from it being an ugly hack, is there any reason I can't strip the wire back from the end of a printer power cable and solder it to the plug terminals of a 5v wall wart transformer? This shouldn't be a fire hazard since the power cord should be rated correctly, correct?

Topic by randofo   |  last reply


Laptop hack?

I have a averatec laptop that dosnt work any more, i have taken it apart and was wondering what can i do with it? i was thinking about a lcd picture frame or something like that. im new to instructables and would love to have some info on an idea to do with this thing.

Topic by wiccanman82   |  last reply


LNB Hacking?

I recently came across a spare LNBF in my shop.  This is basically what you attach to a dish to receive your satellite TV.  I read up on them and I have a fair idea of how they work.  I was going to use this in some experiments and I found that you have to power it through the same coax that you receive the signals from.  I want to use this for a radio telescope.  I was wondering if anyone knew how to do this?

Question by crocboy   |  last reply


packaging hack

My question is: how can I open a sealed toy package without damaging the package and in such a way that I may reassemble it after I’ve used the contents. Background: I am in the process of making a Super 8 film. One of my props are 3 Star Trek Borg action figures. I paid a pretty penny for them and only need to use them for a few scenes. When I am finished I want to put them back in the package and resell on eBay. Of course, I will give full disclosure to next buyer. The packaging is not true blister pack. It has a printed cardboard back with a molded plastic cover. I appears to be heat pressure sealed, probably with some sort of adhesive. I can provide digital pics when needed.

Topic by kentek   |  last reply


hacking a tablet

Hey everyone. I am shopping for a wacom tablet to use a stylus to ease photo editing, for which I use a macbook pro. there are google tablets and other off brand tablets that have interactive screens for less than the wacom tablets. so, how could I get one of these devices to essentially do what the wacom tablet does, with all the benefits of the tablet itself- to aid my digital photography? It seems that it would be advantageous to just make use of the tablet (weather it be an ipad google tab or coby tablet) so I can plug my 50 d into it to display photos to people, instead of carrying around an irreplaceable macbook pro. And when Im editing at home, using a stylus to edit on the pad like you would with the plastic no screen wacoms. it seems you could set up as many hotkeys as you would want on the screen and  have the benefit of working accurately inside the photo, too. if this is a feasible idea , please, tell me how to hack it! or make it work. maybe have something that other photogs would use , too... much respect to my community, Scott Scottedwards33@gmail.com

Topic by ScottEdwards33   |  last reply


hacking ftp servers

Does any one know how to hack into the ftp server of a web site so you can download files and stuff?

Topic by knex-4-life   |  last reply


satelite dish hack

Is there anyway a television dish can b used to make satelte phone calls useing a mobile ph???

Topic by dagyboy   |  last reply


how to hack into a lan?

I hav a lan connection with my neighbourhood, i want to control their computer from my computer and i want to shutdown their computer if necessary......

Question by mohanrajm88   |  last reply


password hacking with a usb?

How do i hack a password but not harming,deleting,or leaveing a trace that i hack into a computer with a usb without internet and without causeing a virus

Question by 1997589   |  last reply


Need a hack for this site

I need to find a better way of organizing friends in categories, messaging them, The sight leaves much to be desired and wants to charge for things and way too much' www.bikerornot.com www.bikerornot.com/charleydavidson

Topic by Charley Davidson   |  last reply


BIME Hack Day

Nace BIME Hack Day!!!! El mayor encuentro unconference del estado, especialmente creado para fomentar la CREATIVIDAD y la INVENCIÓN y que reunirá a amantes de la musica y las nuevas tecnologías con los profesionales de las empresas más destacadas en este sector. Dos jornadas en las que MAKERS, HACKERS y DESARROLLADORES crearán las nuevas bases para las plataformas del futuro. Más información aqui: www.bimehackday.net Inscríbete ya!!

Topic by dani9l   |  last reply


Stratasys hack, legal??

Hi , I  think of making an instructable about how to hack  3D printer cartridges, so they can easily be refilled with cheap material. I got an old Stratasys Dimension BST 3D printer from 2005 or something and these printers need chip protected filament cartridges to operate- and these cartridges are quite expensive (~200$ per kg filament...) There is a way to hack these cartridges using a small arduino based programmer to refill them with generic ABS and HIPS, each about 20$ per kg. So its 200$ vs. 20$ , and 15 minutes of work. And I would like to make a small instructable about how to do that. But I don`t know whether this is legal. My question: whats the policy of Instructables here? And if Stratasys starts legal action (I seriously doubt that, because the printers are out of production) who is liable, would that be me or Instructables?

Question by ralph124c   |  last reply


I Hacked a PSU

So I replaced the cheap power supply on my Compaq so I could upgrade my video card. Anyways I'm left over with this 200W PSU and I have no use for it. I opened it up and I see components galore and a 80 MM fan. There is also a bridge rectifier and, some really big transformers, and two giant blue capacitors @ 200v, 470uF. Do I have to remove the PCB to discharge the caps before I start salvaging or is there a better spot. The Chinese that made it also made use of a lot of white hot glue. And the soldering on the PCB just looks plain bad. You guys have any thoughts of what I could do with it? Besides the lab powersupply instructable?

Topic by emuman4evr   |  last reply


Hack my homepage?

Software security issues are often obvious to a second pair of eyes. I just posted the PHP scripts for my personal contact homepage as an instructable:Simple PHP personal contact homepage (web3.0!)Can you hack it? Preferably a copy on your local machine and not on my actual server... I deleted all my administration files and classes prior to making this post, just in case.I have two primary concerns:1. General PHP injection attacks. Proper handling and escaping of form data.2. The admin interface has a sessions based authentication mechanism. Login is compared to a MD5 hash of the password, then a session is created with an MD5 hash of the user's IP address. Each subsequent page load compares the authenticated session IP with the user's IP address (again, an MD5 of both). The goal is to prevent remote session stealing related flaws by tying the session to an (unknown...) IP address. Obviously if you have access to the local machine this is all moot, but there is little I can do about that. If an intruder were to get around the session authentication, they would be able to upload files just about anywhere on my server using the admin upload interface. This is a bit of a concern...I think in light of this, I'm going to add an option to limit the web admin interface to one IP address. My IP is fairly static, and if it changes, simply upload a new config file by ftp.

Topic by ian   |  last reply


FOOD PROCESSOR HACK

Can i cut a hole in the side of my food processor bucket………. IF YOU KNOW RE CUTTING PLASTIC YOU WILL HELP ME LOTS essentually i use it for slicing a crap load of veges and ideally i would like to make a hole in side of the 3.4l plastic bucket/container so when its full i can slide my hand in and remove the carrot etc………. I DONT need to keep vege in there when cutting in fact if they came straight out the whole its benifit the blade/spinning/sharp thing is at the top near where u put in the vege so no risks of getting cut see image http://imageshack.com/a/img923/182/JNuvrh.png

Topic by peter.wilding.988   |  last reply


Polaroid battery hack

I am looking to use a Polaroid for an art project and I want to get a long-lasting battery in the camera. It is one of the good old polaroids that has the battery in the bottom of the film cassette. Since these are only meant to last about as long as however many shots you take, I will need a way to put in a stronger (possibly rechargeable) battery. Any ideas?

Topic by jacco1997   |  last reply


Hacking An Alarm Clock

My sister (yes, the one for whom I made earrings) wants me to modify an alarm clock to run a small electronic device when it goes off. Preliminary research has given me two methods:1) A digital clock with a 555 timer circuitIn this setup, a 555 timer circuit is used to translate the signal to an alarm speaker/piezo disk into a relay. When the clock goes off, the relay clicks, and any electrical device that is run through the relay has power.2) An analog clock with a transistor amplifierIn this version, the analog clock seems to just have a straight DC output to the alarm. The transistor is used to amplify the DC to drive the motor of a fire bell.Which of these would be easier to implement? The device I am supposed to use runs off of 3VDC, so I was just going to run the power line through the relay or through the transformer.

Topic by CameronSS   |  last reply


usb enclosure hack

Current inventory: 2 Seagate ST340015A IDE hds (40 gb each) 1 Rosewill External usb 2 ide enclosure (pl2506 controller chipset) 1 40 conductor ide cable (mobo-slave-master) soldering iron/solder way, wayyy to much free time. OK, given the above items, is it possible to run both drives at the same time from the one enclosure? Fitting inside the enclosure is not an issue. So far, I have removed the original ide cable the came with the enclosure controller. And, installed my own ide cable. The only drive that is detected is the one jumpered as master, at either location on the cable(master vs slave). No matter what the other drive is jumpered as(slave, cable select), it is not detected. I tried setting both as master and neither are recognized. I have run out of ideas... suggestions would be great. And please dont suggest getting another enclosure. IM CHEAP!

Topic by danman1453   |  last reply


Disposable Camera Hack?

Hi, im building a capacitor bank for my coilgun, and I have 17 disposable camera capacitors in them. (wired in parallel (or whatever one means + is atached to +, and - is atached to -)) But for some reason wenever I start chrging it, after a little wile, it makes a huge spark across one  of the capacitors. That probobly means its arcing right? but its only 300 volts (there wired in parelell so only the amperage goes up, not the volts).  I then tryed to charge the caps to a point before they arced, wich took about 1 min (the battery is full) and my ammo only shot 3 inches! 17 capacitors, charging for 1 min, and it slid across the floor 3 inches! I have no idea what im doing wrong. Im using wire from a microwave motor  (wich is realy small) for the coil, and its 5 layers thick, wrapped around a hollowed out pen. So, to sum it all up, here are the main problems: 1) the caps arc when charging 2) the ammo only goes 3 @#%!ing INCHES!!!!!! arg! Ps, i heard someware, that if you have enought amps, it will arc even with lower voltages. Maby thats whats happening?

Topic by Stuffses   |  last reply


Prepaid phone hacks?

Ok guys (and all you female hacks out there) I've got a question that I need help answering. Does anyone know if it would be possible to completely wipe a phones programming to be able to install an operating system on it ? The phone that I'm working with is a virgin mobile prepaid Super slice that got washed in the washing machine and is unable to be reactivated( trust me I've tried everything!) I would probably have to find a pretty darn small operating system, because I know that even damn small linux is too large and won't work. The phone is completely intact and all of the features work (including the camera ) it's just that I can't activate it so it's prety much useless unless I can turn it into some kind of micro-small-computer of some sorts. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. and just so you have a bit of info, the phone I believe has somewhere in the neighborhood of 1/4 of a megabyte of memory and an unknown amount of ram. Thanks in advance for any replies.

Topic by hacker-mattg   |  last reply


Laser Tag Hacking

I've been toying with this idea for a while, but I can't go anywhere with it until I get some programming experience (I'm taking a class on it next year, so I'll be able to do it then). I was thinking of this as a potential way to cheat at laser tag (or make it more interesting at least). get a microcontroller, a photoresistor, and plenty of cheap laser diodes with collimators, lenses, etc (a bunch of cheap laser pointers would work for this). use the photoresistor to have the microcontroller "learn" your laser's signal (so that you can get credit for your tagging), and then reproduces that signal at the press of a button. put all the lasers facing outward in a ball and presto, a laser tag grenade. just wondered if anyone could think of a good way to do this.

Topic by codongolev   |  last reply


Disposable camera hack? Answered

Hi, im building a capacitor bank for my coilgun, and I have 17 disposable camera capacitors in them. (wired in parallel (or whatever one means + is atached to +, and - is atached to -)) But for some reason wenever I start chrging it, after a little wile, it makes a huge spark across one of the capacitors. That probobly means its arcing right? but its only 300 volts (there wired in parelell so only the amperage goes up, not the volts). I then tryed to charge the caps to a point before they arced, wich took about 1 min (the battery is full) and my ammo only shot 3 inches! 17 capacitors, charging for 1 min, and it slid across the floor 3 inches! I have no idea what im doing wrong. Im using wire from a microwave motor (wich is realy small) for the coil, and its 5 layers thick, wrapped around a hollowed out pen. So, to sum it all up, here are the main problems: 1) the caps arc when charging 2) the ammo only goes 3 @#%!ing INCHES!!!!!! arg! Ps, i heard someware, that if you have enought amps, it will arc even with lower voltages. Maby thats whats happening? PLEASE HELP!!!!!! :(

Question by Stuffses   |  last reply


Any hacks for a Palm100?

Any hacks for a Palm100?

Question by curmudge-man   |  last reply


Kitchen Equipment Hacks

Hey everyone. What are your favorite kitchen hacks- alternative ways to use your kitchen equipment to make, bake, or cook?

Topic by garnishrecipes   |  last reply


how to hack paswords?

I want to hack into my friends yahoomail box.

Question by Iruka Udeoke   |  last reply


how to hack passwords?

i want to hack my admins password to download adobe flash player in my pc

Question by shridesh   |  last reply


Wireless Mouse Hack

Hay all, I got a USB wireless mouse. I look for a way to make it better or hack it somehow. Just anything cool to do with it...

Topic by netbus   |  last reply


Hacked - jinxed or what?

In my most recent ible only 4 of 19 photo captions showed up.  I submitted a bug in forums, now my forum post is no longer there also. Whats going on?

Question by WWC   |  last reply


Hacking and Air Rights

Wondering how wifi data, hacking and air rights work in terms of law and wireless security. If data packets are entering my "air space" why are or aren't I allowed to do with them as I want? So long as packets aren't injected or intended to alter private APs, I assume my air rights on my property trump other laws. I'm proposing no laws are broken; using legal, open software and or writing your own code. I honestly don't care one way or the other, I'm just curious as to what others know, or their opinions on the matter. A Google search with hacking, air, rights, etc..... turns up more than what I care to sort through.

Topic by Sovereignty   |  last reply


Google camera hacks

I found the google hacks on metacafe pretty cool, but mainly #1.I've also found some cool cameras, but this one is the best so far. It's a dog kennel!http://woofdah.viewnetcam.com/ViewerFrame?Direction=TiltUp&Mode;=Refresh&Resolution;=320x240&Quality;=Standard&Interval;=30&Size;=STD&PresetOperation;=Move&Language;=4I not confident that link will work, so just copy and paste it if needed.

Topic by Epeoples 


Printer hack needed

 Would anyone know how I might hack my HP Photosmart C7280 to print unlimited (or at least 72") page lengths?  I’m trying to print a banner from Illustrator, and the printer stops at 11".  Width limit is a given, but there’s no reason I see that a printer couldn’t just keep on printing length-wise. Any suggestions? Thanks, Kennan

Topic by kennan   |  last reply


Flo TV hacks?

So I've got a defunked FloTV since the service was cancelled.  I was wondering if there are any fun hacks that can be done to it since now it's just sitting around collecting dust.  I don't want to toss it because it has a nice screen and speakers but right now its worthless.  I doubt that there is any onboard memory or anything like that to it, which would be a big help.  Anyone have any ideas?

Topic by flamingtowel   |  last reply


Bluetooth Headset Hack

Anybody know how to turn a mototola H500 (Motorola H500) NO I DID NOT GET IT FOR THAT PRICE i got it for free with my cellphoneinto a bluetooth adapter for a pc that works with usb i dont think its possible but if it is then thanks a lot

Topic by lightpacker   |  last reply


Hacked Road Signs

This may be one of the greatest pranks I've heard of in a while.We see them everywhere these days, digital signs by the side of the road telling us about road conditions or that we should prepare to stop or that our local bridge might be closed next Tuesday from noon to midnight. And if you're like me, you've always just assumed that the message on the signs is legitimate and properly authorized.But what if the sign, instead of reading something like "Ice Ahead" was flashing the message, "Zombies Ahead"?It's true that in San Francisco or a few other cities, such a sign could be put up by local transportation officials to warn people of an impending zombie march, but even in those places, the more likely explanation would be that the sign was hacked.And if you're in the Boston area and saw signs hacked in this way, there's always a decent chance it was done by students from MIT.According to the blog i-hacked.com, some programmable road signs are easily messed with, largely because they often have unlocked instrument panels, a text-entry system that is easily accessed, and are often protected with uncomplicated, or unchanged default passwords. That's some of the text from an article on cnet, here. I love what the hackers did with the text. :-)

Topic by Gjdj3   |  last reply


BIME Hack Day

Nace BIME Hack Day!!!! El mayor encuentro unconference del estado, especialmente creado para fomentar la CREATIVIDAD y la INVENCIÓN y que reunirá a amantes de la musica y las nuevas tecnologías con los profesionales de las empresas más destacadas en este sector. Dos jornadas en las que MAKERS, HACKERS y DESARROLLADORES crearán las nuevas bases para las plataformas del futuro. Más información aquí: http://www.bimehackday.net Inscríbete ya! BIME Hack Day borns!!!! The gretest unconference encounter in the state, especially created to encourage creativity and invention that will get together music lovers and new technology professionals with leading companies of this sector. Two days in which MAKERS, DEVELOPERS and HACKERS will create new bases for future platforms. More info here: http://www.bimehackday.net Sign up now! 

Topic by dani9l   |  last reply


Hack a laptop battery?

I have like 4 broken laptops laying around and i have been trying to decide what to do with them.  I had this thought and looked up some information about it.  In the battery is basically like 8 AA rechargeable batteries.  Well these broken laptops in question no longer charge their batteries.  I know i can crack open these batteries to get the AAs out.  But is there anyway to charge them once they are out?  I would be comfortable soldering if I have to.  I am very new to these instructables, but I know my way around electronics to fix them.  But this idea has me stumped.  But this could also give me a crap load of rechargeable batteries for my sons toys.  Thank you in advance for any information you could give me.

Topic by jcaresheets   |  last reply


Digital clock hack

I've been trying to do more DIY stuff recently, so I figured I would start out with an easy project. Basically, I was wondering if it is possible to modify a standard digital clock so it could display different messages through an lcd display based on the current time. Since most clocks have an alarm feature, I thought this would be pretty easy to do, but then again I could be completely wrong. I know how to solder and such, so I shouldn't have too many technical problems if I get a push in the right direction. Also, I know how to do a bit of coding, and I'm good at adapting so I'm sure I could find out some way to make this work. Any help is much appreciated.

Topic by brickzima   |  last reply


Ikea hack with magnets

Hey guys!I just bought myself a Ikea PS laptop workstation. I thought it was heavy enough to stand on its own, turns out it isn't. I don't want to drill holes on the wall, I thought about using magnets to give balance to it.Questions are:- can I do that? I mean, magnets to hold a metal structure plus using that to hold electronics such as laptop, DS, camera, mobile etc.- in case I can, which sort of magnets should I buy? The open lid on the Ikea PS supports up to 25kg/55lb, plus 15kg/32lb from the PS itself. There will be support underneath to hold the weight (thought about using glass jars, grouping three on each side, totaling six), so the magnets will mostly add balance to the structure, and not hold its entire weight.Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read this! A good day to all.Cheers,Diogo Slov

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Cheap calculator hack

I put together a Solarbiotics Magbot Pendulum and it has a period of one second. I measured this by using a stopwatch and counting the swings for five minutes. . What I would like to do is count the number of times it swings back and forth over an extended period of time, for example 24 hours.   I came across an article showing how to use a cheap calculator to count the number of turns a shaft makes. A cam attached to the shaft presses the "+" key each time the shaft turns one full turn. to use it, you clear the calculator and press the "1" button. Then every turn the cam presses the "+" button and 1 is added to the sum being displayed. Every cycle of the pendulum causes the LED to flash (pulse)  once. I'd like to use these pulses to do the electronic equivalent of pressing the "+" button.  It might be possible to count these pulses using electronic circuitry (decade counters) but electronic calculators only cost about a dollar of two and I'd like to give that a try. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Topic by dickb24   |  last reply