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Keyboard Modifications

I was just wondering if anyone could help me in thinking of a way of modifying a keyboard so that you could strap it to your back without damaging the keyboard in the process and then put addons onto the strap. The reason I want to do this is because I need something defining for my personality that will show my love of technology, and I also want to take my keyboard with me to places.

Topic by El_Diablo    |  last reply


Transformer modification? Answered

2 questions about transformers: - If a certain transformer (let's say, for a power amplifier) is needed, and for example, a microwave transformer is available, can the steel frame be cut to take out the secondary coil, to be replaced by a new one, and subsequently be re-attached (by clamps or so)? Would it need some treatment, like putting varnish, or oil over it?  Would this cutting and re- attaching cause a loss in efficiency, or cause heat build-up? Would it cause more noise in the output? - Some amps have a toroid transformer. Is this just fashionable or is it for a reason? Some industrial amps use sheets of copper instead of wire. Why is this better for industrial, why, and if not for common stuff...?

Question by BobS    |  last reply


TV Aerial Modification

Hi, I have a Yaggi style tv aerial (vertical polarisation, wideband) in the loft I pick up the main signals from a sub-transmitter (forgotten the right word) to the front of the aerial - good reception. I receive some weak signals, depending upon the weather conditions, from the main transmitter at the rear of the aerial. I receive these signals by reflections from the landscape, etc. I am thinking of attempting to boost the reception from the rear by placing horizontal directors alongside the vertical directors. Do you think this idea will increase, decrease, or make little difference to the reflected/direct receptions. Thanks A PS.  Before you ask, Yes I have tried pointing the aerial towards the main transmitter, but I get no signals, due to geographical considerations. I get better reception from the main transmitter when the aerial points 90 degreesaway from it.

Topic by anon_private  


Airsoft gun modifications

Ya is it possible to covert a crappy spring airsoft gun into a good CO2 powered airsoft gun and if there is how thanks

Topic by Monkeyfisher    |  last reply


Mr. Bacon modification

Some people may know about a toy called Mr. Bacon. It is a toy race pig. One of the best things you can do with it is modify it. Post your modified Mr. Bacon pig pix here. You can buy it from www.wackyplanet.com/mrbacon.html

Topic by samsq1    |  last reply


Cricut cartrige modification?

Would it be possible to modify a cricut machine's cartrige so that you could download multiple cartridge's data and use it? it looks pretty simple, but I would have no idea.

Question by chaoszerom    |  last reply


Airsoft Watergun Modification

I was wondering if anyone has ideas if and how I could convert Airsoft, Nerf, etc. into a more realistic water gun. I was thinking some ideas of being able to shoot these guns, with red dyed water, without a need to wear face or body protection. Magazines could be the storage of the water, and lower fps so, as my main point, was to not wear protective gear. If anyone knows anything, or a website I missed, I have searched everywhere and found only water guns to Airsoft. Thank you for your help.

Topic by zombiefinatic  


E-bike modifications

For a few years now the popularity of electrically assisted bikes, scooters and Seway like devices is growing.If you see all these nice Youtube videos of people enjoying a ride without actually doing anything then you often want to join.In most countries though anything with two wheels and a motor is somehow classified.A nice way to for example prevent someone to run a 2000W E-bike at 120miles per hour down the freeway...There is a limit in terms of motor or power on the wheel, sometimes even a combination of both.Anything above and it is actually a motorcycle by definition.If you are in a country without such restrictions and clissifactions then read something else as nothing here will apply to your ;)What is the difference between an electrically assisted bike and an electric bike?The most common regulation for E-bikes is that they only drive the motor if you actually pedal enough.Even with higher power motors they are usually just restricted in the max speed at which the motor still helps.For example you get assistence up to 25km/h but above you are on your own.An electric bike or scooter does not have this requirement even if there might be working pedals on it.Here we have restrictions on the max power that is allowed and often also a max speed that can be reached.What does it mean if I remove restrictions from my E-bike or scooter of sorts?Without any corresponding road or vehicle laws and regulation nothing at all.In most countries though you would turn your fun toy into a motorcycle by classification.As such it would need to be conform with everything a motorbike needs to fullfill.However, you can't register it because it was modified and never intended or designed for this, it would be illegal.It is no problem to find info on the WWW on how to remove any possible restrictions, install stronger motors and batteries plus heaps more.But should you risk it?What happens if my mods are illegal and I cause an accident or get involved in one?If we trust statistics then the morojity of electric bokis or scooters involved in accidents is modifed to get more than the allowed power.The statistics however conviently fail to show how many accidents were actually caused by them.This means we can assume the same that the cops or forensic investigators assume: Unless confirmed to be legal the thing has illegal modifications.With that comes the legal approach on any rider that caused an accident with serious injuries or worse.Without the modifications you would get a slap on the wrist unless you were careless, after all accidents happen.Modified however you face several problems.a) You illegally created a motorcycle that is not approved for the use on anything but your own private property.b) As it is now classified as motor vehicle you will be charged with driving it without the proper licences, driving an illegal vahicle or a combination of both.c) With serious injury or death on the table you are no longer a kid having some fun on his new toy, you are a serious criminal.With all three boxes ticked you are likely to end with a jail sentence.Is it really worth the risk?Get a license and a real motorbike with numberplate, insurance and all - no scooter or E-bike will give you that feeling...If you are still not fully convinced then imagine how it would be on the other side of the story...You come home from a nice and speedy ride on your modified E-bike and the police is already at the door and your parents in tears.It was not you but someone else on a way too fast E-bike that got your little sister into hospital after getting hit.And since the rider knew what he was up for he made a runner...How would you feel here? Always consider this feeling when you think it is worth putting other people in harms way...

Topic by Downunder35m  


Sound Modification w/Arduino? Answered

Is it possible to distort, amplify, or otherwise modify sound using an Arduino in real-time? I was thinking of making a voice modulator that I connect my microphone to in order to change my voice. Quality isn't an issue, I just wondered if it was possible.

Question by ArduMir    |  last reply


Nerf Modifications and Paint Jobs.

Hello, I just thought I'd share the last few months of completed work with my fellow makers! I'm addicted to modifying and painting Nerf guns now because its something you put a lot of time into that is used regularly. It doesn't gather dust or become a paper weight like my previous model car hobby.  Anyway enjoy, and thanks for looking! More pictures can be provided if you're interested. JonnyBGood

Topic by JonnyBGood    |  last reply


Cell phone buzzer modification? Answered

Is it possible to modify your phone or phone buzzer so it will vibrate a lot stronger as seen in this clip (skip the first 10 seconds).

Question by The MadScientist    |  last reply


Shotfun Updated: Ammunition Modification

I've just posted an update to my Double Barrel Shotfun Instructable - an ammunition modification! Go see the all-new Step 9. It's potentially very messy...

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


laser power controll modification

I was thinking, Is there any component that controlls the amount of electricity entering a laser diode? If there is can you replace/short circuit it inorder to make your laser more powerful and hopefully burning? thanks, Fidgety

Topic by fidgety2  


Surface Pro adapter modification

Hi guys, I have been experiencing problems with my Surface Pro adapters (both original and "OEM") where the adapter would power up the tablet but simply won't charge. I decided to probe the connector prongs and found out that the adapter simply outputted 12 volts (and supposedly 2 amps) through the pins. Since both adapters simply supplied 12v to the prongs, can I replace the adapter with a 12v 3a one while keeping the original cable?

Question by FarieI    |  last reply


RC vehicle function modification

I have here a cheap rc vehicle with foward//turn capability. Is there some way i can alter the controls to make it turn left and right? The front wheels arent restricted to left or right only, they turn freely in either direction but the remote only has a turn button. (Pics of front and back of remote just added. Some sort of switch activates each motor but the control is either on or off from what I can tell. Although from what I can see, simply adding a couple of switches with foward/reverse functions soldered directly to the board would do what I needed.)

Topic by kithso    |  last reply


[Idea] - Styrene Glider Modification

I propose a modification of easily obtainable Styrofoam glider's allowing longer airtime VIA a small electric motor. To be successful, the modification must be light weight, cost effective and use minimal tools so smaller children (I think of myself as a big kid) can repeat.Before you go off on me for this not being an instructable - read this: https://www.instructables.com/id/EYD12YXN3XEP2873DL/ -- I'm going to try and breathe some life into the idea :PI'm thinking I'll find a personal fan (might be hard considering it's winter time :P) and start there. If I recall, those fans are directly driven and use one or 2 1.5v batteries. I think it can handle reverse polarity at 9v.I'll bore out a hole in the nosecone for the motor and hot glue it in place. If possible, I will place the 9v battery aft of the wings -- attempting to preserve the center of gravity.In the video below, when my buddy says "Test 2" that is the second test using his glider (after the fuselage cracked off on a hard impact). His wingspan was 12 inches shorter, and his glider was heavier. The video was recorded with an ATC 1000 helmet camera*** and hastily thrown together.*** I lost some footage -- on some impacts, the camera "froze" and the video did not save. I had to pull the batteries to get it going again. I suspect the memory card got jarred and the camera didn't know what to do with it. Or, something completely different. This only happened 3 times even though the "test 2" portion of the video was a vertical impact.Suggestions and Feedback welcome :)

Topic by trebuchet03    |  last reply


Nerf Gun Modification Services

Hey all. I've been modifying nerf blasters for about 2 years now, and would like to make my services availbable to everyone. From integrations to breeches, you can find it here. I'll be willing to modify the following (to a certain extent on some blasters): Nightfinder Maverick Big Bad Bow Longshot Recon Switchshot Airtech 2000 Titan Scout My contracts will consist of a blaster that you send (or the money FOR the blaster and service). I will then perform the modification and send it back to you. Or, we can discuss the type of blaster you're looking for, make it a suprise, THEN talk prices. http://s588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/?action=view&current;=Movie.flv http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/CopyofCopyofNerfCrap005.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/Image-22.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/Image-19.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/IMG_5534.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/Image-1.jpg http://i588.photobucket.com/albums/ss330/homasimpson/Image.jpg Copy and paste those links into your browser, they're pictures but I don't know how to attatch them. Also willing to do paintjobs and detailing. Contact me at chris11995522@aim.com or I/M me via AIM.

Topic by Chris11995522    |  last reply


CO2 88 gram modification

Ok my fellow creators I am asking for your help. CO2 project is making  portable air tools without lugging around air compressor. Have pipe work and connections already done and modified the CO2 adapter to puncture canister when screwed in to release air. The problem I am having is once I attach an air tool it work fine, but after I release trigger air keeps flowing through because of to much pressure. If I read correctly its about 100 psi. Thought about direct connect from tool to air but I would like to be able to switch out tools. Have air tool change connectors at end right now. I do have high pressure shut off valve. Its just trying to regulate air flow with amount of pressure this thing releases. To be honest eventualy may be weaponized. Thanx in advance for your input. 

Topic by mkirbysplace    |  last reply


Arduino intruder alarm modification

We have a professionally installed burglar alarm system that dials out (over a dedicated landline) to a monitoring station when an intrusion is detected.  I'd like to modify it to send us an SMS (via the mobile phone network) and/or email (via wi-fi on a different landline) as well, just in case the phone line is cut, and to make sure we get notified immediately - the monitoring station tries to call on the landline first, then it calls our keyholders and the police, which all takes time.  If I'm 5 minutes away and the alarm is triggered, I'd like to know straight away so I can rush home. The alarm company have quoted a huge sum to make this change, because an updated control control panel would be needed to deal with the texting/emailing.  I can't go cutting into their system or it will invalidate the maintenance contract, so I need to pick up when the alarm is triggered without any physical connection.  Short of remotely detecting a current in the cable to the siren (a 12V DC signal, so how would I detect that?) it occurs to me that using Arduino to listen for the siren might be the best bet.  But I'm an Arduino beginner and I have no idea whether it would be better/easier to detect a noise over a certain threshold - the siren is very loud, but the noise from the adjacent road can be pretty loud too - or to try and detect the particular sound frequency of the siren.  All suggestions gratefully received. 

Topic by Yorkshire Lass    |  last reply


Easy Computer Mouse Modification / Repair

The first time I did this modification was about 10 years ago, and this is my second attempt. Both times it was done as a repair and not strictly as a modification. There are actually many advantages to a newly "rewired" mouse such as the mouse button being easier and more convenient to press.  (possibly an inexpensive and simple method to avoid carpal tunnel syndrome?) Anyway, the modification is located on one of my website pages: http://www.1728.org/mousemod.htm I've seen a lot of mouse modifications on the Internet and I doubt I was the first one to think of this. **************************************************************************** Edited to Add I finally uploaded a picture to this posting.

Topic by wolf1728  


nerf paint job and modification thread

This forum is for pictuers only you can include the range and modifications if desired the pink yellow and white disc shot is my secondary and it gets 70 feet with a stefan the blue and white bbb is my primary and gets 120 feet with a stephan 

Topic by SorryBarry  


Assassin's Creed Hidden blade *MODIFICATION*?

So i, like many others, have some strange obsession with Hidden Blades and really want one. However, i do not have the machines to make one from scratch like most of the walk thoughs on here, and since i do not have enough time at the moment, heres what i was wondering: Is there anyone out there with enough time, money, brains and skill to convert a shop bought hidden blade from spring loaded mechanism to the more realistic ring pull mechanism? I think it could potentially be quite a challenge, working around the already existing parts. I am talking about the blades on sites such as Forbidden Planet, and also i have found iconiccollectables.com selling them.

Topic by hiumata  


Strobe light modification! need faster.

Hello,   I am working on a project and would like to know if you can assist me with a specific modification. I have a regular, medium size LED strobe light in which I need to increase the amount of times it flashes, so much that the human eye cannot detect the flashing. Please advise if you can help.    Thank you for your time and have a prosperous day,  

Question by cubantino    |  last reply


Modifications to a pistol to allow blank firing? Answered

 What  modifications are needed to allow a semi-automatic pistol to fire blank ammo? The reason I ask is that on various film prop sites I have come across a photo of a gun, ( for an example see accompanying image), and the phrase,  "Note how the gun has clearly been blank converted." I can guess at the reasons but does anyone know? (Don't even bother trying to google this.. .you will get thousands of pages on how to convert a blank gun to fire real ammo.) This is from the film, Heat. Thank you.   

Question by FriendOfHumanity    |  last reply


Light saber room light modification

I got 2 Remote control Light Saber room lights for Christmas. http://unclemilton.com/star_wars_science/#/rc_lightsaber/ I want to mount them crossed, like a crest, but I want them to be operated independently. Both Remotes control both lights. I would like to be able to Change frequency? or something to make the remotes specific for the lights, so they can be changed/turned on and off independently. Any ideas?

Topic by CaptainMal    |  last reply


help! modifications on a vintage pre-amp Answered

I found a working pre-amp inside a turntable from the 60's. The turntable was scrapt, so I remove the pre-amp from inside. Now I want to put it inside a vintage radio wooden box, the problem I got, 5 potentiometers on the pre-amp, but I need to modify this so it will only have 2, becuz the radio box has only 2. I will use an iPad with this pre-amp, so there really no need for extra audio adjustments like treble or bass... So one for volume, the other for open and close. How do I modify the circuit of this pre-amp so there will be no sound problem ? Do I remplace the gradable resistors with a standard value resistor, if this is how to do it, what value should I use ? I've done some tests, if I skip the potentiometer and I'm getting too much static. I' would appreciate help on this! thank everyone !

Question by sebdub    |  last reply



what should i name this high powered discshot? Answered

It gets 70 feet with a stephan

Question by SorryBarry    |  last reply


Is there a way to bring to add GBs to a Ipod classic? Answered

For christmas, i got a Ipod Classic 160 GB. But, when i checked the settings, there was only 148. There was pretty much nothing on there, so was that a design flaw, or what?

Question by NYPA    |  last reply


​PSU go to self-protection after desoldering motherboard's wires

Computers' PSU are very convenient power source, which can be used in numerous application. Usually such applications don't need its wires connected to motherboard. Four times I observed issue, when different working PSU went to self-protection after desoldering bunch of motherboard wires. Even cutting wires, not desoldering them, produced similar issue. I mean PSU went to self protection, when after switching on it works during a few seconds and than it automatically switched off. What can be the reason of such issue and how it could be fixed?

Question by Vaster    |  last reply


Nerf N-Strike CS magazine mode

To keep a long story short, here is the problem I'm trying solve:  I'm in the process of moding  a Nerf N-Strike into  a coil gun.  My "ammo" for this are steel archery tips that measure 8mm in diameter.  Since I'm overseas right now and have to order the gun online, while I wait for it to show up, I'd like some input as to how I might increase the magazine's spring strength while narrowing the inside width of the magazine to accomodate the diameter of the of new round.  In the past I've tried small pieces of foam board and plexiglass, but that has a tendancy to get messy and cause too much friction.  I'm sure once I have the gun to look at and play with some "great idea" will come to me, but until them I'm stuck imagining.  Any help would be appreciated.

Topic by TM7677    |  last reply


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!

Question by sjeenyus    |  last reply


where can i get a diagram to rewire a 24volt mobility scooter just to mobalise it , can i by pass the circuit board ?

I can't get schematics for my walkabout 330 scooter cause not only do they not make them anymore but they never had electical schematics for them so i woul like to rewire it and by pass a lot of crap as i don't need lights horns chargers etc etc etc as i use it on the golf course i just want the simpest diagram that will suit my 24 volt two motor walkabout mobility scooter as it is as solid as a rock and too good to waste,can i bypass the circuit board  somebody surely can show me how to do this i don't know how to do a continuity test on the circuit board maybe that would help PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE  my email is maccasda@gmail.com   any help would prevent insanity

Question by maccaorgordon    |  last reply


Assassin's Creed Hidden blade *MODIFICATION* Video anyone?

So i, like many others, have some strange obsession with Hidden Blades and really want one. However, i do not have the machines to make one from scratch like most of the walk thoughs on here, and since i do not have enough time at the moment, heres what i was wondering: Is there anyone out there with enough time, money, brains and skill to convert a shop bought hidden blade from spring loaded mechanism to the more realistic ring pull mechanism? I think it could potentially be quite a challenge, working around the already existing parts. I am talking about the blades on sites such as Forbidden Planet, and also i have found iconiccollectables.com selling them.

Question by hiumata    |  last reply


Overkill Modification Kit: Deviance. R5 Defiance Mod

On July 13, 2014, the unofficial yet famous K'nex war will take place in Freemont Ohio and luckily this year I coming back a veteran. With all the experience and advice I got from last years war I will be a stronger competitor this year, with more powerful and sturdy knex guns. With all the fun and preparation involved in getting ready for a knex war it made me think of all the iblers who don't get to come down to Ohio for the war, so I decided to try one of my ibler's war guns at the knex war.      I ended up building the Red Book of Westmarch's R5 Defiance, A bolt action K'nex gun specificly designed for K'nex wars, and while he admitted he hadn't tried it at an official war he had tested it rigorously so he knew it war reliable. My stock version worked really well, it hit the range that Red had showed and it was pretty reliable. As you can easily tell by my final product, I changed practically everything about the gun. Why? Why would I do that if I was happy with it? Well there's a small difference in being happy with something and being confident with something. While the R5 was very reliable, I had trigger issues and a little chambering issue.          That also being said I also have an engineering saying that goes building something is easy mindless work, making something your own, that takes skills. So I made my R5 my own and changed everything but the magazine and general body. I added: a new trigger mechanism that increased pin draw ( the stock pin draw was fine too), magazine lock ( I have a vendetta against friction in K'nex guns.. ),  Upper chambering mechanism (because it makes the chambering smoother in my opinion), and a barrel (which prevents yellow rods from tumbling end over end).    My modifications only increased the reliability and the overall functionality of the gun. I would definitely recommend building the R5 Defiance because it's a great gun and it'll definitely help you in a knex war. Like any gun though, try it out and make it your own before using it in battle! Anyway thanks for reading and if you have any questions I'll be around.     JonnyBGood            (also if your wandering why I didn't break this up into paragraphs, instructibles doesn't let me use the return key for some reason. Sorry for the huge paragraph of rambling!)

Topic by JonnyBGood    |  last reply



Need a Modification To Tally Counter For Assistance During Surgery

I am a surgeon and looking to make a device to assist me with my surgeries. I am looking for a device that can do the following:Have a lead that attaches to a needle and anytime the needle touches the patient, it counts.I have seen a Robic M367 Tally Counter modified to perform a similar function but I cannot figure out how. I am thinking it needs some kind of lead attached to the patient with lets say 5V DC current and then when the other lead touches the patient it creates a circuit and sends a signal to the tally counter.If someone can reach out to me regarding this it would be great popeofracing@gmail.com

Topic by urbanspecialties    |  last reply


Spa Controller Modification utilising Microcontroller Remote Station

Hi All, I'm looking at modifying our existing Spa controls with a Touch screen system that combines the functionality of the radio remote for the Spa controller & the remote control panel for the Spa heater. I also want it to be able to run the Sonos software and possibly do lighting control down the track. I would like to leave the existing water proof remote operational if possible but that assumes I can get the new 434MHz module in the microcontroller talking to the existing Rx in the Spa Controller and dont have to replace it. Im interested in any comments particularly as which mini computer to use. Price is a concern of course by function is more important. I havent worked out how to power it yet as there is no easy solution without nearby power points or network ports for PoE. I may perhaps go solar but not sure yet. It may be easier to run a cable for somewhere. Any insights much appreciated...

Topic by BrettB55  


Does nobody modify vacuum cleaners?

Lately I've been looking for vacuum cleaner mods. I've done several Google searches and Instructables searches, and found only this one bag-to-bagless conversion. I expected there to be at least a handful of pages on vacuum cleaner modification on the Web. Does anybody have any suggestions on where to look?

Topic by PointyOintment    |  last reply


Has there ever been an "Ikea MOD contest" on instructables? Answered

Wouldn't it be cool if instructables paired up with Ikea for an Ikea mod contest !  Ikea - Swedish for super sweet!  It could be based on the most awesome use of Ikea items modded to another purpose or perhaps to increase its coolability, dunno.  just a thought

Question by iminthebathroom    |  last reply


Can I modify my hi-fi so that the cassette deck becomes a USB port?

I want to add a USB port to my stereo system (Home Hi-Fi). I want to keep the CD drawer, so getting rid of that is a definate no-no. It also has two cassette decks, which i'd be more than happy to modify. I know the tech exists, but can't find any schematics for it (probably for a good reason, but still). Any help would be much appreciated Allyn ~ FreakWorx

Question by freakworx    |  last reply


Need help on 3 fingered Claw modification for instant release

Please look at the following instructable from reference www.instructables.com/id/The-Claw-1/ I need your help in modification of your claw design. I will use very strong springs for instant release of claw. So I need a mechanism which can close the claw gradually but can also release the claw instantly, can you give me hint? Regards

Topic by mojax    |  last reply


[PCB Modification] How to change smd LED to 3mm LED? Answered

Hi guys ! I'm currently working on a portable bluetooth speaker project. I want to modify an existing bluetooth speaker to have a bigger battery life (thanks to 4x 18650 batteries) and to be able to charge a smartphone thanks to a usb port. So I want to modify the speaker PCB to add the batteries, the phone charging circuit (the powerboost 1000 from adafruit) and integrate it in a custom made cabinet. I don't have the speaker yet, but I've joined a picture of the 5-button array on top of the speaker and a 3d sketchup design of what the speaker will look like next to 4x18650 batteries when finished (in red the area with the buttons (shown) and the leds (not shown)). The power and bluetooth buttons both seem to have leds. The speaker is powered by a 3,7v Li-ion battery. I need to change the original buttons and leds to use panel-mounted ones and I'm wondering how I can achieve that and select the right Leds in order to not damage the speaker's PCB !  Thanks in advance, Mahot

Question by boulou    |  last reply


Motorcycle Modification, what kind of data might I want?

Hey all, I'm working on a rather complicated modification on one of my motorcycles, and I think I might be using both a rasberry pi and an arduino to drive it. I intend to include some kind of display to use in selecting mod modes. I don't think I'm going to use all of the processing power of either. Since I believe I'll have a digital display to show information to myself, I am wondering what kinds of data I might want to think about including on the screen when I'm not selecting a different mode. I currently have a fuel gauge and a clock, a digital speedometer and a tachometer on my OEM cluster. I was thinking that maybe Heading and or GPS location might be cool. Maybe outside temperature? Or connecting the system to my phone to transmit text/call information? If I had data, maybe I could do something more complicated, but I only pay for text messaging because it's cheap. If I thought of something cool, I maybe would buy some data too. Any ideas?

Question by disturbed1035    |  last reply


Hoover modification: Making the dust go directly into a big bin

In my collective woodworkshop, we have a lot of problems with sawdustOne person attached a vacuum cleaner to our tablesaw to suck up most of the dust, but the problem with that is that the hooverbags fill up too quickly.So I am trying to make it so that the sawdust will go directly into our sawdust bin after being sucked into the hoover.I want to cut off part of the bottom of the hoover and attach a coneshape making the dust fall into a bin. I also want to attach a cut up vaccum bag to the cone, to make less dust fly dirctly out of the exaust port.I have been reading up on hoovers, and I am worried that the suction will disappear if there is a great big hole, not allowing the "vacuum" in "vacuum cleaner" to happen.Update:Yup, you definitely need to not have a hole in the bottom of your hoover to create a vacuum. Now I want to try something with creating a direct way to the exaust port, so that the dust just flies out of there...HELPI haven't been able to find any modification like this, but please post some if you have.I am going to jump into this, but I would love some input and ideas.It's a Miele S311i, I can't find detailed manuals on the product... I'll be updating on my progressHope someone can help!

Question by Buildmeaboat    |  last reply


Arduino Code Modification Help (Change of Display Type Used)

This is my first post, so I hope I'm doing this correctly. For reference, I'm new to Arduino, and with no experience with code. I want to try and do a battery tester with an Uno, as seen here (http://denishennessy.com/2012/04/08/measuring-battery-capacity-with-an-arduino/). I'm trying to follow the instructions given, and use the code (https://github.com/dhennessy/BatteryCapacityTester/blob/master/BatteryTester/BatteryTester.ino) that the author has provided. However, due to lack of availability of parts, I don't have a temperature sensor, and instead of the 16x2 LCD screen, I have an Adafruit 1.8' TFT shield. So my query is, how can I modify the code such that it works on this type of display? Again, the code is from (https://github.com/dhennessy/BatteryCapacityTester/blob/master/BatteryTester/BatteryTester.ino), and I have not directly copied it in the post so that it is easier to read. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Topic by f-nine    |  last reply


please help me with my old uk phonebox modification

I have a old 1989 payphone bought at auction minus the keys I want to convert the old rotary tone dial to a pulse dial keypad and replace the coin slot to accept new coins and would like to do this without ruining the looks of the phone by having to drill out the locks and trying to find a lock of nearly the same style as they have been superseded by new better locks I purchased the coin slot and keypad from a bt approved company in the midlands but understandably both they and bt will not tell me how I can remove the coins once they are in the box incase I break into new boxes coin vaults even though the locks have changed and phone boxes these days are hardly used except for emergency calls.I am trying to put this phone into an oldie worldie village pub as a gimmick to draw in tourists to a dying pub/restaurant

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Firefly Flashlight Mod

I have figured out something useful without making the firefly ugly. First, take out all of the screws, and start mapping them by the nerf's shape. Sorry I have no pics, but I want this to not take three days. Take out the pieces that support the barrel. Draw a map if you have to, because this can get very annoying to put back. take out the barrel with the supporting orange piece and throw away the orange front piece. This may reduce slight accuracy, but you can now use sonic micro darts, and you need to to do my 3rd to next mod. Unscrew the back of the barrel. take out the piece. Unscrew the 3 screws on the back, too. Make sure to keep mapping. Unsrew the last front screws. Get small pliers or a large screwdriver and pry it open, going all around. Take out the springs and the 3-pronged pieces. Put the barrel back together. Take out the air pump and stretch the spring. Put back the gun, using your mapping. Now, for the fun part. Drill a hole through the center of the barrel, big enough for your flashlight. You are done. Have fun.

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how can I hack a cga computer monitor to work for rca?

Hello, I was wondering if anyone can make a instuctable for me so I can wire some rca plugs for my science project i'm working on.

Question by cburgess7x    |  last reply


My nerf gun mod fails?

So I got my Nerf Longshot a few years ago and I decided to mod it. I went and removed the air restrictors. Being Really Excited, I went to go test it out. It turns out that it made the gun shoot half as far with almost no force. What's going on???

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