resources

Hi, i would just like to say that i have great difficulty getting resources for instructables, this is probably because i'm only 13 and live in the u.k. I have a small town near me but i barely ever go in, almost always with my parents (partly because i can't be bothered to go on my own). Hopefully i might get a debit card soon but even then im worried about bank statements my parents might look at.

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[Jewelry] Resources

Post your jewelry making resources here. Please, only links to suppliers or instructions, tips, techniques, etc.Jewelry Group

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Resource for LEDs

Can someone please give me a resource to a place to buy LEDs? I really want some to learn how to work with them.

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online resource?

Is there a site that will take a schematic and pull your parts for you? maybe even make a pcb for  it? for hobbyist.

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Camping resource

This is a good website on how to do stuff and how to take care of camping equipment. http://www.outdooreyes.com/outdooradventureindex.php3

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Resources for Teachers

Are you a teacher, boy scout or girl scout troop leader, or an educator of another sort?  If so, we'd like to help you out, give you a free Pro membership, and learn more about how Instructables can be more useful to you and your students.  Just click the GET TEACHER PRO button on this page: https://www.instructables.com/teachers/. Fill out the form and wait for the pro membership fairy to upgrade your account. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or just want to talk about project-based learning, drop us a line at service at instructables dot com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Materials Resources

It'd be helpful if we could create a permanent page to list recommended vendors of common supplies. If you have a favorite website for LEDs, magnets, electronics, or any other parts you could contribute to it. It would be a materials wiki, except one person updates it. An instructable wiki would be helpful as well, but one step at a time, eh?For example:PartsKlockit Clock movements and partspchcables.com One-foot USB extension cables (so common!)Tap Plastics Acrylics. Scrap bins in stores are a great resource.digikey Gobs of electronics.MagnetsK&J; Magnetics Neodymium magnets. Check out their surplus items and eBay auctions for deals.Printing & Cuttingblackbookstencils.com Lasercut stencils. Never used, looks good.[http:///www.calsilkscreen.com calsilkscreen.com] Excellent full-color vinyl stickers with cheap die-cuts (batches of 1,000)psprints.com Stickers are decently priced, but don't have glossy coat that protects them.overnightprints.com Really great full-color, double-sided, round corner business cardsSticker Guy $20 for 250 b/w stickers, but delivery can take up to 8 weeks.Otherocremix.org Great free remixed video game music

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Learning Electronics -- Resources?

Hello! I'm a 13 years old geek. I am good at programming and the software stuff, but doesn't know anything about electronics. When I see Arduino projects or other robotics/gadget projects here at Indstructables, I feel very sad because I don't know the nitty-gritty. So what are the resources on web available  where I can learn about electronics, robotics and the likes?  I know there are many books, but they're more of theory which takes a college-student to understand, and I'm not that. I want the books, websites which makes us understand these a little simpler way with practical stuffs too. Please list any website or tutorial you know. I am also eager to make those hexapods and robots.  Regards Jack

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Resource regarding Electronics

Hello everyone, this is kaatan. A new member of instructables.com with a question which I seek for a very long time. With good resource in Computer and Programming I've mastered Computing skills and Info Security (BTW I'm a Computer Science Student who is Admin of a under developing site). But I'm not satisfied with my skills and I wanted it to be extended for robotics. I knew that I need some Physics, but that is not a problem at all. All I need is a good book for beginners on Electronic devices, which will provide me with in depth explanation and easy to understand and do projects myself (I'm more enthusiastic to learn). Anyone with this resources similar to this please share with me or if you need any doubt or resources ask me :)

Topic by kaatan 


Steel Fabrication Resources

I'm building pedals, a control stick, and collective lever for a helicopter simulator. They need to be extremely robust. I'm looking for resources for perforated steel plate, ball bearings, etc. that I could build my own (think oversize erector set) or a steel fabricator that could create pieces to my specification.

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Resources for a custom smartphone?

I am annoyed at touch screens and want to make a button/touchscreen hybrid. It should run Android OS. I have a design in place and the body is not an issue.(3D Printing) I want to use a touch button like used on the Blackberry Curve ) but the screen should also be touch. I need hardware(IC's, motherboards, etc.) and I need drivers and the OS (Stack, boot image etc.). Resources to get these are not in my knowledge. 

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Secret Resource: Waterproofing!

Everywhere I look, people are throwing out umbrellas. I've started scavenging the skins and (in rainy England) sewing them onto *everything*. It's great. There are tons of umbrellas that break, etc. and are thrown out every day. You can sew them together to make a big tarp, make a cover for your bag/laptop, etc. Wonderful!

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Pumpkin-carving resource

I know it's early, but there's no harm in being prepared, and, who knows, you might want to practice? I came across the Extreme Pumpkins website via Randy Cassingham's This Is True* newsletter. It's full of photos of past years' pumpkins, as well as free patterns and pumpkin-related tutorials (such as how to illuminate your carvings with road flares, and the proper use of power tools when carving). Go, be inspired, and then come back and show us what you made. *If you are afraid of thought-provoking journalism, do not subscribe to the This is True newsletter.

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Resources: Add Value.

I like to learn stuff from someone who can do what I want to do and will answer my questions. I don't like extraneous material cluttering the path to my goal. The greatest achievements are made through cooperation. We all stand on the shoulders of those who cooperated to achieve the point where we should start. And the greatest achiever will lift us there, so we can lift the next achiever. We disserve ourselves, our ancestors, and our progeny when we hoard our results and pretend to be smarter than the next achiever, when rather than showing where we left off and where he should start, we instead slow our collective progress by placing the next achiever at our feet, and requiring that he review the mistakes we have already made and learned from. Time is too short. In a cooperative efficient society, no one reinvents the wheel.

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Build Night Resources

BUILD NIGHT OVERVIEW Instructables sponsors monthly build nights at makerspaces (and hackerspaces, fab labs, student groups, libraries, etc...) around the world. Each month we partner with a different company to send materials and/or tools to run a workshop at your space. In return your space posts Instructables from your build night. If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive e-mails when new events are announced in the forums. IMPROVE INSTRUCTABLES + FIRST TIME AUTHORS: Naturally with such a large participation in the build nights (2000 people globally for sugru) there will be some first time authors. Here is some important information to share with your community before (or during) your build night. How to Use the New Editor: this is a handy guide to help you get the hang of the new editor. How to Choose a Title and Keywords for your Instructable: learn how to pick a great title that will give your project as many views as possible. You don't need to include the sponsors name in the title of your project, but I'd recommend including it somewhere in the first step. Feature Checklist: this is the checklist we use to decide if an Instructable should be featured on our homepage. It is a great resource for writing high quality Instructables. How to Take Great Photos with your iPhone: these are some great tips for photography with an iPhone. Basic Photo Editing: improve your images with a few simple tips. It is especially important to have a great main image to improve the quality of your projects. English as a Second Language: If english is your second language check out this series of forums. We encourage people to post Instructables in their native language. If you would like to post in both English and your native language you can use a translator. Author Rimar2000 is a great example of this. MOTIVATING MEMBERS TO POST INSTRUCTABLES: The most common question/issue that came up was how to motivate build night participants to post Instructables and take photos during the build night. I came up with a few tips and solutions. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this and if you have any other ideas on how to encourage your members to post projects during their build. Planning ahead of time. Take suggestions from your community on what projects you can make at the build night. This will focus the workshop and motivate people to actually execute on projects. Post projects ahead of time: For spaces that are expecting more beginner/intermediate participants (especially young students) organizers will post Instructables before the event for participants to follow during the event. Demonstrations at the beginning. Have a short 20-30 minute demo at the beginning of the event and use the rest of the time to make projects. Breaking into groups. Split the attendees into groups pairing beginners with experts. Each group can work on a different project. This is especially important for more advanced build nights that have electronics. Designate a documenter. Have a designated ‘documenter’ for each group. They will be in charge of taking pictures during the project build. If someone has an iPhone or Android they can download the Instructables app for free and upload their photos from their phone directly to the website. PUBLICITY: One of my goals with the build nights is to get publicity for makerspaces and individual makers. Here are some ways we’re working to promote y’all! Homepage Promotion: get pictures of your makerspace on the homepage of Insructables. Take excellent pictures from your build night and we just might feature it on our homepage. Your space must also have a group page that we can link back to (see below). Tweet at us: tweet to your followers that you are hosting a build night and we will re-tweet you! We will also encourage our sponsor to re-tweet you as well!! GROUPS: I’m working to get a group page for every makerspace on Instructables. Check out all of the makerspaces with groups (here). The requirements to get a group for your space: You must have 5-10 Instructables published by members of your makerspace before we build you a group. It doesn’t matter if they were published 5 years ago or yesterday. You must agree to post projects on a regular basis. This is just to confirm that the group doesn’t go dead. 1-2 projects every 1-2 months will do! If you are participating in the build nights this should be easy. Contact me at carley@instructables.com if you think your makerspace is ready for a group. EARN A FREE PRO-MEMBERSHIP: everyone that publishes an Instructable will receive a 3-month pro-membership. SUPPORTING MAKERSPACES: Build nights were the result of a conversation I had with Josh from All Hands Active. He was looking for ways to get new people to his space and create new events. What other ways can we help achieve your spaces goals? Here are some suggestions from the hangout. Please let us know if you have more ideas! Live Stream Build Nights - spaces that are hosting google hangouts on the same day could connect via google hangout. Live Instructions: host a series of “how to” google hangouts where we teach you basic skills like soldering, basic electronics, etc...

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Flamingo pondering

I want to paint lawn flamingos wacky colors. But with th heat and cold affecting the plastic makes the paint or various forms of coloration to chip off. Any thoughts on either making the plastic less prone to expansion or shrinkage or a type of paint that can breathe shrink like the flamingos do? I thank you

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Banking capacitor for household electricity

Anyone here knows how to make a banking capacitor for residential? what is the right capacitor and value for the electricity banking?

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Where can i find free old or broken computers?

Hi all,I'm looking for some old or broken laptops/computers for parts i need for a project I'm doing, does anyone have some or know where to find some? Thanks so much.

Question by DogeH 


New Feature on Instructables: Teacher Notes

We’re excited to announce a new feature to share your knowledge, and help to bring more making into classrooms all over the world: Teacher Notes! Teacher Notes can be added to any instructable to show how it was used in the classroom. Educators can upload photos, lesson plans, and other resources to demonstrate their favorite ways to bring hands-on learning to their students.A Teacher Note is much more than a comment you can leave on an Instructable because they are designed to provide valuable information for other educators about how an Instructable was used in a classroom setting. The Teacher Note editor has options for noting grade levels and subjects, as well as attaching resources such as Docs or PDFs of lesson plans, graphic organizers, or other classroom materials created to support students with the project. Sharing a Teacher Note is an excellent way to connect with, learn from, and support other educators within the global Instructables Community.Do you have an Instructable project you've used with your students? Did you create resources such as lesson plans or student handouts to go with a project you found on the site? Did you adapt parts of an instructable or use different materials to create a project for your students? If you’ve done any of these things, then you can create a Teacher Note and share how you incorporated that project into your classroom so other educators can do the same. Have a project in mind and ready to post your first Teacher Note? To learn more about Teacher Notes and how they function, you can check out this handy tutorial: https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Add-Teach... If you have questions, feel free to ask them here. :) Like this feature? Share it with other educators who you think would love it too!The first 100 teachers to post Teacher Notes will receive an Instructables mug prize pack! Be sure to describe how you used the project in your classroom in a way that will help other teachers be successful.

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What voltage can heat gauge 24 nichrome wire 30 cm long successfully? Am building a polythene sealing machine

Am building a polythene sealing machine using nichrome wire, I use 9v battery but is not heating. What voltage should I used and can I use ac or dc

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Can i use match sulfur in making gunpowder or zinc based flash powder?

I want to make one of these but i dont know if i can use matches,i tried making armstrong mix from match heads and phosphorus from the strike tab but the phosphorus is glued and paper comes out with it.Can i use match heads and zinc powder (which i have) instead of phosphorus?

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Can I post this?

Hi, I am a beginner and I created an account a couple of days before, there are few basic things I would like to know. Kindly bear with me if they feel silly, please guide. I would like to know : Can I post a link in my instructable for the readers which could direct them to popular website like Wikipedia or GitHub (One of the Largest Open Source Community) or someone's personal blogspot for gaining more information on a topic? Can I post a link for download of a free software  for readers related to the project I made instructable on? for example a free software to help readers calculate LED resistance? I would highly appreciate guidance, suggestions. Thanks AMK

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Resources Forum Category Rules

Welcome to the Resources forum category!This category is for sharing and discussing resources relevant to Instructables and general project building. Do you know of a great place to get LEDs, yarn, wood, or strawberries? How about somewhere to learn to weld, knit, solder, or saute? Share it here. Commercial postings are NOT OK (and please note that commercial postings are only acceptable in a few forum categories where they are explicitly permitted). Forum topics about resources should be authored by those without a direct interest in the resource. If you think your company, store, website, magazine, or otherwise would make a good resource for the Instructables community, please post it in the Services Forum Category. Please keep things relevant to the spirit of the site. Really cool listings may even be featured to the Instructables homepage, while irrelevant postings will be deleted.

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A MODEL ON 'CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES?

LIKE MAKING A MODEL WHICH SAVES RESOURCES LIKE WATER,SOIL,AIR,ETC. URGENT BY TODAY

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Wanted resources for new learners

Hi, i'm an Information technology student, but i'm very much interested in electronics and robotics. I saw many video tutorials and other web pages to learn, but I still cant get enough information's like why to use them and how to use them( I had to browse a lot in internet, but there are lots of them, don't know which one to select). Is there any resource that could teach me electronics easily and deeply.I prefer video tutorials. If there is please share with me :-)

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Torsion spring resource wanted

I am going to build an arm to hold a tv that will hang from the ceiling. It will be approximately 52" for pivot to CG. As I am a teacher it will be an old fashion heavy CRT (prolly around a 25" tv)rather than cool wazoo light weight flat screen. I am looking for an appropriate torsion spring to take it from hanging to pinned up against the ceiling. I know about garage door springs but can't figure a way to retemper the spring after I cut off a few coils and bend an end so I can use it. Any ideas you may have to come up with a spring (canabalized is fine) or a retempering process would be appreciated! Thanks! Mikey

Topic by Mikey D 


Archives

Where are the thousands of Instructables I have seen in the past? Is there an archive page? Thanks

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What is this?

Can any of you intelligent people out there please please please tell me what this item is.

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Ideas for making an RC vehicle

Hey, i have recently bought an rc module and controller, i need some ideas for what to make, any rc vehicle. pls give me some ideas. thx!

Question by Irish pirate630 


How can i create a electronic device to push up my rocket?

I face some problem of create my own rocket thats means i need some push device of my rocket ~

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How to charge smart watch without usb cable

Hi friends i have lost my charging cable for sony mn2 smartwatch and it is not available in market too. So please help me to make new charger which can charge my smart watch

Question by JeetB6 


Push button duration measurement inside FPGA

Hello, I need to measure the time between press and release a button in an FPGA (time between rising and faling edge) and dispaly the time result the seven segment dispaly of the FPGA , I do somethink but it doesn t work , can any one help please or give a program ,????

Topic by mirabelle275 


Need to resolve this issue

Please see the attached photo. I use a Canon EOS M3 digital camera, lens removed and C-mount used. Then, an adopter tube is used to connect to the eye lens of my microscope with a LED ring light. In the center of the image, an annoying purple blub always shows up. Tried to change light and microscope. The problem is not resolved. Please help.

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Classroom Organization

Back to school is quickly approaching, which means teachers are heading back to set up their classrooms, unpack and reorganize books and supplies, and start planning for the new group of students. If you're like me, then you are also redesigning your whole classroom furniture layout. ;D Every teacher I know seems to have a system, so I thought it would be fun to share our favorite tips and tricks for keeping it all organized.Do you use baskets and bins or folders and binders? Paper calendar or all digital? How do your students turn in their work? Mailboxes, hand-made sorters, or letter trays for each class period?How do you show off student work? Do you use student portfolios, bulletin boards, a hanging space, or the classroom windows?What about: Lesson Plans The Class Library or Guided Reading Area Math Centers STEM Resources Classroom Jobs Substitute Teacher Plans Table CaddiesThis is also a great opportunity to get inspired and plan your project ideas for the Classroom Organization Challenge that starts August 5th. :D

Topic by WeTeachThemSTEM 


Smart Digital Clock combined with Raspberry Pi and Google Assistant

I want to make a smart digital clock using Raspberry Pi and Google assistant. I also want it to display the temperature and also to have a regular alarm in it if there is no wifi connection. I am wondering what parts do I need to be able to make this and what do I need to make Google assistant connect other accounts like spotify or anything else?

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How detect the speed changes of fan using a controller ic?

I have a ceiling fan manual regulator, the voltage output that i got when different speed is 80v,120v,180v,200v respectively in my project i want to detect the fan speed changes. that means if fan is running in 1st speed then user turn into second speed it should be detect(by using in Arduino) .how can detect this?I tried to use a current sensor(ACS712) at output of a regulator then detect the current for different speed..but the variation still small cannot be detectable.

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Controlling HDMI or vga monitor

I'm working on a project that I need a monitor to display information for a predetermined amount of time then turn off (Im will not be using the Raspberry Pi for this). In a days time I may want the monitor ON/OFF twice or several times. I've got experience with using relays, and was thinking of breaking the 110v to achieve it, however not sure if I would be shorting the life of the monitor by doing this. Would it be more practical to break the incoming HDMI cable with some particular pinouts( like the video or signal or 5v? with a relay or two) and keep the monitor turned on 24/7? Thanks! FYI. This monitor will NOT be connected to a PC, it will only be displaying my outside cameras when activated.

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Microbial instructable on the cheap

I'm interested in this instructable on isolating plastic degrading bacteria but the author doesn't appear to be active at the moment.I have no experience in this area. Any ideas on if/how could perform a valid experiment on the cheap? The only two prohibitively expensive items seem to be an autoclave (I'm assuming I could use a microwave or pressure cooker) and the Hass Broth: The solution used to feed the bacteria containing all their required elements except carbon, which they get from the plastic.Would it still be a viable experiment if I gave the microbes a banana peel or something and hope they're still hungry for plastic? Also can I get away with using a cheap milligram scale?I know this isn't a typical type of question but any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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UPS system

Hello every one recently i found a 12v 9000mah battery in my stuff and decided to make sth with it and found out that a UPS system can be good. I want to make a system that can give me power for a short time while I am outdoors so the low amper wont be a problem but I want to make the system with lower cost and better quality so I found out that I had to choose an inverter(12 to 220) which I think a 100w one would work. But my problem is choosing the inverter these are my choices based on my research:An inverter starter kit---------the cheapestAn inverter module(ones without box and fan which are small too)Inverters that are used in cars(ones with a box and fan)----------the most expensive

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Power supply recommendation

I've been trying to collect info and guidance on how to build a portable and minimalistic power supply. I have in the past built other stomp boxes and small amplifiers (PCB kits) but never enough to learn how to read schematics or build from scratch, so I'm looking for something pretty detailed or simple enough. List of the technical and practical requirements: -Steady and safe current output for several hours straight; -Operating voltage: 3-4 to 15-17 volts; -Current: 2-3A; -1 voltage control potentiometer; -1 digital voltmeter; -1 output (1/4 jack); -1 pedal switch input (1/4 jack); -1 status LED; - Possibly external transformer (to keep it smaller and avoid overheating); -No vent holes; I have found similar builds (instuctables and YouTube), but never similar enough to be sure that putting that build in a smaller and sealed box would perform well and not overheat It seems weird to me that I wasn't able to find any kit or project for such a simple build. Below a link to an ideal result example https://thelondontattooconvention.com/suppliers/hard-craft-company-handmade-tattoo-power-supplies/

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Circuit Design Edumacation

Can anyone direct me to free internet resources that will help me with circuit design? I can usually figure out what type of parts are needed for a given circuit, but am often completely stymied by what specific parts to select - what resistor value, which transistor, what voltage and uF cap? What's available? Thanks!

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Pictures disappeared

Pictures have disappeared in the instructables. Did something change, is there a setting to change? This really ruins instructables for me as a picture say a thousand words. Help Please.

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How to make a laser moquito killer

I would like to make a DIY laser mosquito killer. Can anyone help if experience. thanks

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Entering a contest with an instructable that I already published

Can I enter a contest with an instructable that I have already published? If so, how do I do this?Please help!

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3D CNC Plan

Hi, Is there anyone who can help me get a comprehensive drawings for a 3D CNC woodcarver router with a work area of about 1500mmx3000mmx200 or 300mm ?indicating cost and kg of components. Thank you.

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Shoe rack

Hi there guys, so i really got this kind of insecurity in me on writing an instructables about a shoe rack made of pvc pipes and glass. Tell me what you think and should i write it at all.

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Connect several DIY Bluetooth speakers

Hi peeps, I'm looking for Bluetooth (BT) amplifiers that can sync with a connected music device, for example an phone, so the music played from the phone will be sendt to all speakers. Hope my question are understood, and would greatly appreciate your feedback :)

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Can I connect USB with old Tv(RCA cable) with Audrino and watch videos and other stuffs?

I have a CRT tv with RCA cables I/O,if i have a Arduino(with required modules) and a pen drive or something like that will i able to connect it to the TV using audrino and watch videos,songs & other stuffs with that?

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