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XY pads

Does anyone know where i can buy different sized XY pads? I want to make a midi controller with a few rectangular pads as sliders but i cant find any raw ones.

Topic by mangomango    |  last reply


Heat pad

Has anyone made a Heat pad before?  I want to build one for an out door cat house.  Maybe I can just use a battery operated light bulb at a high Watt.

Topic by cnelson17    |  last reply


key pad

Plz i need the help for u   i want the made key pad interface securty for my mage board  ,

Topic by dilupajayanatha    |  last reply


splash pad??

I want to build a simple, yet fun outdoor water SOMETHING in my backyard for my 11 and 8 year olds. I do not want the cost, upkeep, or permanancy (?) of a pool, and I want it to be something they can enjoy for a while. I ran across a brick splash pad and would like to do that or something similar in our dirt yard. Does anyone know how to do something like this? Any photos? It would be great to be able to turn on just a few sprayers at a time, or choose to have them all. I would think a way to catch and recycle the water (but drain ince in a while). I looked for a post I thought I had seen here before, but nothing turned up. Thank you!

Question by kj49    |  last reply


Period Pad for dogs?

My Boston Terrier has her period. How do I make pads for her? Any suggestions?

Question by asladie    |  last reply


Mouse glide Pads

Ever have that mouse that fits just right then it starts to drag no matter what the surface? I dont want to give it up but would like to replace the pads that allow it to slide smoothly across the mouse pad. Any ideas? 

Topic by poorjohnn    |  last reply


What are those pads for? Answered

Under the battery of my mobile phone (Nokia 5070) there are five PCB pads. Does anyone know what are they for? (testing, reprogramming the chip...?) May I use them to hack (or brick...) my phone? Thanks. Fabio M.

Question by Fabio M    |  last reply


Laptop Cooling Pad

I'm using a laptop-sized, vented, inverted vegetable tray to keep the laptop cool. It's quite effective even without any fans in this scorching heat. I added a CPU fan underneath ( 12 V, 0.42 A), and ran it off a USB cable from the laptop. The air is quite nice, but one thing I'm a bit worried is, when I touch the top of the laptop, it slightly vibrates constantly due to the fan underneath. Is that dangerous for the laptop? I'm planning to add another fan beneath the hard disk. The one I have now, is under the laptop's CPU fan. Another thing I would like to know is that, is it okay to run two fans of 042 A each, from two USB ports? Each USB port can supply 0.5 A max current. Running one fan off each port should be okay? But, today, the temperature was quite high in the afternoon, nearly 50 degrees! I'm thinking of buyin a readymade laptop cooler.  One of these three cheap ones at ebay India: http://cgi.ebay.in/Folding-Chill-Pad-Stand-Laptop-Cooler-Cooling-2-Fan-/250631119144?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item3a5ac76128 http://cgi.ebay.in/Chill-Pad-Stand-Laptop-Cooler-3-Fans-USB-Fan-LED-Light-/250629679857?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item3a5ab16af1#shId http://cgi.ebay.in/New-Super-Mini-2-Fan-Foldable-Laptop-Cooling-Cooler-Pad-/280504780978?cmd=ViewItem&pt;=LH_DefaultDomain_203&hash;=item414f6348b2 Please advise / comment. Regards, RS 

Topic by rseni  


Hamster's heating pad

The winter is on it way. I'm having a hamster, a winter white, but the last winter his caught cold and it cost very much for him to cure him. I don't want my hamster to be sicked any more, so I made a heating pad for him. I used this instructable  https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-heated-clothing/ and I found it is very well. I use a two - meter 26 - gauge wire, and it only result in a 0.15 ohm resistance. With an 1.5 v voltage, It work well and i need a 10a fuse to protect this circuits:) But last week it overheated and my hamster was burned, quite bad. I'm wondering if there is a solution to this. Would you mind giving me a circuit in which: - there is a thermistor to sense the temperature. - If the temperature is to high (30 celcius degrees ), it gives a relay some voltage and the relay breaks the heater circuits. - And it component should be popular, cause I'm a kid and don't have many time go round n' round to find them. Me and my hamster will very appreciate your kindness. Thanks all.

Topic by vietanisme    |  last reply


key pad unlocking device

Building a geo cache, i am looking at using a key pad to unlock a box but im not going to pay over a hundered dollars to put outside , is their any thing like this that can be made from a board and electonics with batteries or something of the sorts thanks

Topic by gadget1961  


A way to Make Silicone Softer more like rubber?

I am trying to make a suture pad for my practice, and reason why i can't buy it is because i need a bigger size, a size that will make me pay hundreds of dollars to get hold of , if i can. so i figured why not try make one yourself, So i went to the hardware store and bought 100% silicone caulk, and made a mold, it "works", kinda off, the main problem is that when it fully cure it tough as a rock.  I will appreciate any one who will help ,e

Question by Mohali26    |  last reply


Anyone know of cheaper alternative material to plexiglass for homemade DDR pad arrows? Answered

What the title says. I want to build a new wooden DDR pad, but this time spending as little money as possible. Plexiglass sheets make a great material for the arrows (see this video: https://www.instructables.com/id/DDR-dance-pad/ ) but it drives up the cost of each pad by about $25. So I'm looking for a cheaper material that I can cut into squares for the arrows/buttons; it needs to be at least slightly flexible (so it can warp downwards slightly when stepped on) and obviously sturdy enough to withstand stepping, but it doesn't need to be transparent or plastic. Any ideas?

Question by Doval    |  last reply


Duck tape mouse pad?

 How can I make a mouse pad out of duck tape for my laser mouse. I tried just making a flat piece of duck tape but my mouse just jumped around the screen.

Question by Megageektutorials    |  last reply


Help making a heating pad

Hi folks, Essentially, I'm trying to make a heating pad and I'm becoming terrible confused. . . Let me start by offering some background on my project. I'm building a fermentation cabinet that will be cooled by a window A/C unit. The cabinet will be split into two halves. The first half, with the A/C unit, will be for lagering beer and cold conditioning. Temps will be around 40° F. The beer fermenting in the second half show be kept at about 60°-70° F.  The 120mm PC fan will turn on and blow cold air into the second chamber when the temperature drops below a set point. I would like to have heating belts wrapped around the containers in the second chamber to bring the heat of the liquid up when it drops too low. This is where I'm getting very confused. I'm basically an idiot when it comes to electrical work. . . I would like to use about 7' of 30 AWG Teflon coated copper wire as my heating element. I've calculated the resistance of the wire at .722 ohms (this is the part where you ought to start speaking up and correcting me). Can anyone help me figure out what type of resistor I would need to drop the voltage down enough to get a 20W heating element? I'm starting with 120V from the wall. The sketch below is the cabinet design. Thanks, Chris

Topic by Soulproperty    |  last reply


Magnetic reactive writing pad.

I need help figuring out the best way to do the following. And i have been searching and apparently I don't know the proper way to phrase this to find the information on google/instructables. What I need -  a small surface that is magneticly reactive, to be able to Write with a magnet. It also needs to be able to be erased, probably also with a magnet.  I want it to be decently small, and I am sure there is material out there, but i don't know what it is.  And no I dont want a dry erase board.  Think of the Magnadoodle, where it would react to what is being drawn with the magnet, but i wnat something that is more like a Slate, and not a series of pockets that have a certain amount of filaments that react to the magnet.  I am sure there is some kind of material like this out there. I just dont know what to call it, and i need to be able to make it decently small and thin.  A basic idea, is like an impression pad. If you wrote something on the top sheet, or a couple of sheets of the pad, under the sheets, it would take an impression of it, (assuming it was written with a magnetic pen), you could then see what was written on the sheet originally, on the surface. Also it would need some way to be erasable so it could be used again.  A concept like carbon paper, but with magnets.  Please point me in the right direction, I am very hands on, and a long term DIYer, i just need to know what basic material i need to accomplish this. I know it exists, i just don't know what to call it. 

Topic by Panther    |  last reply


Where to buy Othello pad???

I just searched a pad named Othello pad in google. Lightinthebox has the Othello pad, and Amazplus has too. I checked, and found the price of pad in Amazplus is lower, and there is registration coupon code, but lightinthebx is more famous than Amazplus so anyone can give me some suggestions? or have anyone bought the pad?

Topic by baeo  


D-Pad data compression?

So, I'm working on a small, simple, and yet very inefficient game console using multiple ATmega328 chips. Basically, I'm trying to compress the controller data into as few wires as possible using an ATmega. Hopefully using something along the lines of http://pinouts.ru/Game/genesiscontroller_pinout.shtml. Anyone have any idea how to do this? I can handle coding, it's just the actual logic of it. 

Topic by Krayzi99    |  last reply


Digital pen or writting pad

Hi all, I am a translator by profession. So i need to type 30 pages of data per day.(approx: 3000 words). My language is Malayalam (Kerala, India). I need a device that looks like either a pen or a digital notepad . All i need is to write somewhere and my PC to detect it and display in text editor.. Is it possible with an infrared pen.?.Any help would be appreciated.  Regards Vinodvinu 

Topic by vinodvinu    |  last reply


arduino beginners padded cell

#ok hi everyone, void setup() { this bit is for those of us just trying to work out how we are going to use arduino; also those of us whom programming doesnt come natrually or just have a short attention span; it can be frustrating, difficault or just plain annoying at times; so here is a space to have a moan about things, the idea is you get it out your system, feel better then figure out a solution or work around. } // i havnt got a clue what im doing at the moment :-D, void setup() { my personal current beefs are: iv just discovers it hasnt got the power to run motors directly, u have to use a mosfet tranny (iv got one but its missing a pin lol) it does have the power to make pretty patturns with leds; the instruction book i bought separatly, has a section on 'what is electricity' what am i ? 5?!. when books get that patronizing its really hard to look out for the useful nuggets of information; } im not looking for smarty pants answers, everybody learns via their own path, in their own way, in their own time. so if you have a possibly unreasonable problem that has given you the hump (with your arduino platform) and want to express it without breaking your computer or boring/irritating your friends, there are answers,its more satisfying when there worked out by the questioner, without some one relaying you need a flumbutter on your whattaucallit, this section is aimed at those of us who dont have a jargon database. good luck getting your brains around that blue circuit board ,(i know i will need it) the space below is there for you to use, if using sentence enhancers remember the  %*$ keys please. (hey maybe someone official will read it and get some feedback of our initial stumbling) wondering if this topic will be 'moderated' .i hope people 'get it'. its not in any way intended for maliciousness, i percieved a need and have tried to provide a space, i was looking for a page with this function but couldnt find one. this is not a place for spaming!

Topic by crazyg    |  last reply


Is it good idea to replace laptop's fan by fan of cooler pad ?

There are nasty fan inside of my laptop. The fan is loud and sound is nasty and works always (its such model of laptop), so I want to remove bottom of the laptop's corpus and may be top of the cooling pad and use the pad instead of internal cooler (which I will plug out). I have AMD. I think that it's may work because: fan inside laptop blows at radiator (which is on another end of copper pipe), not right at place where processors located. And I want big fan that will blow right at those part of cooling system where processors located. I'm not gonna remove copper pipe, just plug out default fan and use pad's instead so that it will blow at cooling system from the bottom. I'm gonna use pad with 220-250 mm fan. What do you think ?

Topic by RoS9    |  last reply


Does anyone know how I might be able to create a pad with a few characters that connects to a normal keyboard for games? Answered

I want to be able to press a button on a little pad, like a WOW keyboard with programmable buttons, but they don't have to be programmable, I just want to have the important keyboard characters bunched up together. Can I do this with a breadboard, a keyboard, and some buttons? Thanks, That will work perfectly, I never thought of looking up Guitar Hero.

Question by Peonpower    |  last reply


Drawing With A Touch-Screen?

My brother loves drawing and he has a friend who has something called a bamboo pad.  It doesn't have a screen which is why I found it questionable.  So we thought we might look for a touch screen he could use.  We had very little luck finding one that seemed like it fit the purpose.  Even those bamboo peoples' didn't look like they would do anything other than lines.  So we have a question.  Is it actually fairly easy to use a bamboo pad, and if not, what touch-screen could he use.

Question by jj.inc    |  last reply


Thinkpad ideas, please.

I seem to have acquired an elderly IBM Thinkpad.  It appears to be fully functional, but... It's running Windows 98, It has a single USB socket, but does not recognise any of the pendrives I plug into it. It has a floppy drive that can be plugged in the side It has no wifi. I have never done anything constructive inside the guts of a computer. So, basically, it's useless to the modern laptop user.  Raw materials. Any ideas?

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Touch pad using tester logic? Answered

Hi everyone,                  I was planning to make a doorbell of which's switch is a touch pad.I tried understanding the logic behind the touch screens used in i phones and such otherd but they seem a bit complicated.Another solution I got was a circuit which has two free wires and when a person touches the two wires(creating contact),the load gets power.This is based on transistor switching.But I don't want to adopt this design since........ I don't know for some reason.Then I remembered those classy electrical testers(seen in the picture).They have a neon bulb in them which glows when they get a voltage of certain range from one end and our body is used as ground when the other end is touched.So if I use this mechanism I just have to use the setting to power the load when a metal plate connected to one end is touched by a 'user'and a voltage is given through the other end.I know these things usually have a neon bulb as they handle AC voltage.Finally here's what I actually need to know- Is it possible to build such a circuit where a 12 VDC is supplied to one end and the load is given power when the other end meets ground(here the person touching the pad).Maybe this might be a total jabberwocky but anyway contribute your valuable suggestions.If anyone has seen such circuits elsewhere, a schematic could be really helpful.Thank you in advance. 

Question by Adarsh_tronix    |  last reply


use a footswitch to activate MP3?

I am attempting to set up a foot pressure switch to activate an mp3 player for an art exhibition. I wired up the footswitch to to close the circuit when pressed between the speakers and the mp3. Unfortuneatley it only closes half the circuit so the other half remains open giving a lot of hissing sounds. The idea is that the mp3 remains on and playing but that when the pressure swicth is stepped on it closes the circuit so the music plays. I need to find a way to break the entire circuit when the mat is not stepped on. Any ideas how to achieve this? Thanks Cathal

Question by dockeydoo    |  last reply


How to make reusable sanitary pads

How do I make affordable reusable sanitary pads for poor school girls in East Africa?

Topic by Judy Nyokabi    |  last reply


I pad not updating after reset?

I pad not updating after reset? old I pad 3 I cannot access certain apps as machine not updating to 11 stuck on 9.

Question by JohnA164  



Remote Control Mini Heating Pad?

PLease I hope someone can answer this - I am wanting to make a wireless remote controlled mini heating pad - this is the heating pad I want to use - https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11289 Would anyone know how i can make this very small heating pad wireless and with a remote to be able to turn on and off anytime i wish.  NOTE: The remote heating pad needs to fit inside a small object, almost as small as a playing card box - and be able to control the heat from the heating pad with the controller so it will not burn a thin layer of a cardboard box or paper. If anyone can help with this, it will be greatly appreciated! :)

Question by iwseollc    |  last reply


link the button/pad to the button keyboard?

Hi, I'm a newbie here and I know nothing about how to make my project possible. My project is making a flash games and when it comes to the solution that people have to choose A, B or C people can push the button on the keyboard. But now I want to hide the keyboard and use 3 pads/ or buttons only. So that's mean I have to link 3 buttons from the keyboard that I made to the 3 pads/ buttons. I'm thinking of using 3 switches of the light for the button/pads but I don't think that is a good idea. And I don't even know how to make it become true. I really need your help please. I appreciate any helps from you guys

Question by tvdrz    |  last reply


Vacuum Maker? Answered

For my sleeping pad. It's a thin, around one inch one. I would like to have something to just suck out all the air when I'm done.

Question by Batryn    |  last reply


Gamepad for a Motorola Droid Pro smartphone at all possible?

After seeing the Game-Gripper for various keypad smartphones, I wanted to have a gamepad for my phone as well. but i own a Motorola Droid Pro from Verizon and the screen and keyboard aren't right for some decent widescreen gaming. I dont think the game-gripper company makes pads for this kind of phone, so does anyone have any ideas on how i could either get or make a gamepad for this phone?

Question by EngineerJakit    |  last reply


20 alternative uses for a Maxi-Pad - w/Video!

A flight attendant came up with 20 alternative uses for a Maxi Pad, then made a video to illustrate.Some of the uses are quite brilliant.http://www.gadling.com/2009/09/01/galley-gossip-20-ways-to-use-a-maxi-pad-in-flight/

Topic by SFHandyman  


PCB Soldering Help Needed. Problem connecting pads. Answered

I have a pre-etched and drilled one-sided PCB where each hole has an isolated copper pad on the under side. My question is what is the best and/or easiest way to connect the pads to complete my circuit? The largest jump is every other (i.e. there is a lead in A1 that needs connected to a lead in C1, B1 is empty). There are also some side by side connections (A1-B1). I've messed around a little but can't figure out a good way to do it. There is going to be a lot of connections so the simpler the better.

Question by bwrussell    |  last reply



Is there any free software to tell me the temperature of my laptop?

So my brother sold me his old broken laptop for $7 in quarters! (What a steal right?) So I scrapped the speakers, 2 sticks of RAM, USB ports, a cooling fan, LCD screen, a hard drive, and a diode. So I took the fan and wired it to a USB cable to have a cooling fan under my laptop since it usually runs pretty hot, and now it's nice and cool. Is there a widget or free software to tell me the temperature? Thanks. PS: What else should I do with all these parts? I already installed a RAM chip in my computer.

Topic by Zachintosh    |  last reply


How do I make a drumming practice pad wth office supplies? Answered

Or how can I make something like this with office supplies: http://store.drumbum.com/skuA-115.html

Question by MegaMaker    |  last reply


Asus Eee Pad Transformer Youtube Channel

Hey everyone, recently I've switched over from Instructables to YouTube and with great success! However, I have converted from doing a little of everything to now doing videos strictly about Android and the Asus Transformer. So if you have an Android device or the Transformer (aka the most amazing tablet ever made) and you would like to help me out by checking out my channel, please click here. Thanks :)

Topic by Electroinnovation  


Wirelessly charged mouse

I need some help from all yall out there. My idea is a wirelessly charged mouse. The mouse pad acts as the transmitter coil, and the receiver is in the mouse. The concept might not be phenomenal for gamers, but would be a step into getting rid of wires on our peripherals and really making wireless charging reality. Perhaps a .2 farad super capacitor (.2 Farads ~ 400mAh) could be used to prevent the mouse from dying if you drag if off the pad for a few minutes. I'd need help conceptualizing it and for those of you who know about electronics, assisting me in designing a schematic. The design would be open source so we can have literally anybody contribute and improve the idea. Leave a reply if you want in!

Topic by JesusG33k    |  last reply


Xbox 360 Chatpad? :(

Hey all, today I went out and bought an XBox 360 chatpad, to link up to my PC xbox 360 controller. I have all the latest drivers, yet still I have had no luck of getting the chatpad working :( I googled and found I'm not the only one. There is a program written in XNA that installs on PC and Xbox and works like that, but I don't have an Xbox :( Does anyone have a clue on how to get it working? Thanks in advance, SP534

Topic by SP534    |  last reply


Instructables at Web 2.0 conference's Launch Pad

Instructables will be launching a new product at the Launch Pad workshop as part of the Web 2.0 conference. Hopefully we'll be finished with it by then.... ! Press release here

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


How to put off the beeping of a heating pad

I have chronical back pain and I want to bring my heating pad in classes at university. But it makes an annoying beeping when it starts and stops, and I am affraid that's bothering the entire class. How can I get rid on that sound? I opened it but I really don't know what to do with it now.

Question by gabye    |  last reply


I need your help! Writers and bored people! Citizen Science: Pens vs. Computers!

I'm conducting a research, and I require all ye's cooperation in this! (Indeed, this is citizen science) If you would like to participate in this tiny research, then would ye lassies and lads care to follow the below instructions? I'll write a high school-level research paper on this once there's so much data, that I'd be swimming in the stuff. If you feel like you can't do it, please do smother the link around liberally, so that other people that can answer it, will answer it! Do your part for science! =========================== Directions: You will need the ff.: > a coin > pen/pencil and paper > a stopwatch of any sort > a word processor (a word count is useful) > an internet connection (for posting the results here, of course!) Then do this: 1) Flip a coin. If heads, you'll be using plain ol' pen-and-paper (well, you could use a pencil, too), but if tails, you'll be doing the WPM's on a word processor. 2) Choose one topic below: > A > My zombie apocalypse survival plan. > B > Windows vs. Linux vs. Mac; which is better and why. > C > Why Am I Even Writing This? (dump your thoughts here) > D > Why I like my favourite movie/novel/whateverart genre. 3) Get your stopwatch, start timing and start writing (in essay form) on your prescribed writing medium (see step 1). There is no time or word limit here, however it is better if something more substantial is to be written. 4) Once you feel that you've completed your thoughts on your written piece, stop the timer and count the number of words you've written. Record the two pieces of info somewhere (I need the time in hh:mm:ss format). . . WAIT: It is recommended that you do the above steps first before proceeding to read and fill out the form in step 5. If you read the form in step 5 first, you will jeopardize the information that the form in step 5 seeks. . . . SERIOUSLY: Do steps 1-4 first, then come back down here. This is science we're talking about here. Well, if you're done with them, then sure, you may pass. . . 5) Copy-paste and fill out the following form (i.e. everything in-between the pluses, including the pluses) and post it in this forum (and delete the stuff in brackets ("[ ]", "< >"), including the brackets themselves), and no, you don't need to post your essays here: ++++++++++ ==|| FORM START ||== Topic chosen: Writing medium: Word count: Time: a) Where do you prefer writing (paper or computer)? If mixed preference, elaborate. b) In what environment did you write in? [i.e. your room, library, outdoors (if indoors, indicate if there was any sun shining through any visible windows or if it was nighttime)] c) How cluttered was your working environment (how messy)? [rate from 1-10 (decimals are accepted); describe how bad/wonderful your working environment was] d) What did you feel while you were writing on your word processor/paper? [how comfortable were you; general emotions] e) Did you encounter any difficulty in sorting out your ideas whilst writing? Please elaborate. f) Did you read this form before you started writing? If yes, why? Tell me. If no, very good! g) Did you fully understand all of the instructions? Don't be shy. kkAATCGx1 ==|| FORM END ||== ++++++++++ Congratulations! You've contributed to science! If you have any suggestions or inquiries (I really feel like I've missed something here), feel free to PM me about it! (I'd really much better prefer PM's over forum posts so as not to clutter up the semi-ultra-subjective data here). All data that is to be posted down here shall be considered open and free to anyone. If you would like to draw your own conclusions, then feel free to grab the data, but make sure to link (or cite) back here! ======================================= Also, despite intending to write a high school-level research paper on this, it's not actually for any research subject. I'm just really bored... and curious. Additionally, is this topic even in the right category? Oh, and belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to y'all!

Topic by nutsandbolts_64  


How to make a static electricity discharge pad? Answered

Is there an expensive way to make an electrostatic discharge pad that I can simply touch before working on my laptop? I discharge myself by touching the screw on a lightswitch plate upon entering my office, but there is always more static that builds as I walk across the carpet to my laptop. My laptop has hung a couple of times because of this and I'm afraid I'm going to fry something for good one of these days.

Question by kredding    |  last reply


Disabling auto shut off on a heating pad?

I accidentally bought a Sunbeam heating pad for my old cat that auto shuts off after 2 hours. I have added a screenshot of the circuit board so that anyone who knows how, can tell me which part to snip to disable this feature. There is a great post about this, but it is not the same model, so it doesn't really help that much.Please help me! I just relocated to Michigan for work and my southern California cat is NOT happy about it!

Question by witch12  


android pad vs ipad2 for arduino projects

I was going to get a ipad2 this week, i had an tmobile galaxy tab hat i returned since it would not let me do anything except browse the web unless i activated the sim card. it was wi-fi also. i wast going to buy a data prepaid card, when i had wifi next to me. i was all set to get theipad2 ,today iheard that thaere are a lot og android-arduino programs.  if  the android is better for arduino overall, i may buy a  xoom and  hope a  prepaid wifi  cellular modem is introduced.                 

Topic by escapefromyonkers    |  last reply


Collaboration Launched at Web 2.0 Launch Pad

Today, we've launched the incredible new feature, collaboration! Enable other users or groups to help you work on your Instructables. Made a mistake? Don't worry, there's also now versioning, so you can rollback to an earlier version of your Instructable. Check out the slides from my talk announcing this new feature, or check out some of the Instructables I mentioned:3-D ScannerMagnetic Acrylic Rubik's CubeDixie Cup Spherical DodecahedronTeddy Bear Remote ControlDachshund wheelchairPublished Collaborations:How to Barefoot WaterskiChopping Hot Peppers SafelyChicken Chile VerdeCollaborations in progress.

Topic by ewilhelm    |  last reply


Multi Touch Pad. Would this design work?

Found this video on how to make a multi-touch table for your PC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQpr3W-YmcQ&feature;=fvwBut that model have 2 big problems. It's ugly and it's too high. But I really want to build one. 'Cause that is what I've always done, built my own small electronical stuff. Anyway. I've been thinking and I've designed my own model based on a webcam with a microphone. The picture says it all acctually. Do you guys think it would work, or is the cameras angle of view to small to have the height I want? Does my Size and shape seems resonable or do I need to rethink. And about the LED's. It would be cool with red light coming up from inside it. And it would match quite good with the oak frame (have lots of Oak-pieces I can't use for something so I will make a nice frame out of it), and in the dark it would be very cool with light coming up from inside it, but that would disturb the camera by removing the dark spots created by your fingers, or am I wrong? Maybe I could put them discretely in the four corners above the table itself. AnywayWhat do you think. Possible or not?It works with a little height, but I will strip down the camera so that I can put the lens really low and not put in the whole camera.To read the text on the picture you have to view them in full size.

Topic by UltraSquirrel    |  last reply


how do i make a arcade pad for wii to and a arcade pad for pc?

How do i make a arcade pad for wii to and a arcade pad for pc? im thinking of taking taking out the plug that goes to the wii remote and replacing it with a usb but i dont know what wires to use (should i take out the white and green or not) and it will be the first time i solder wires

Question by ahmad2117    |  last reply


Is it possible to change the D-Pad to a Control Stick on a Logitech Precision gamepad?

I got a logitech precision gamepad from Target. It was entertaining for a while, until I wondered if it is possible to replace the D-Pad to a Control Stick?

Question by Novelty