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iPod Universal Remote

I saw this Infared ipod thingy the other day and I would like someone to give instructions on how to do it without the pocket pc. for ex. you could make a way for it to record right off your pc or mac.

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Universal Remote or Program

I need a remote or computer program to set up lights and music to go off at the same time and some lights to flash what remote or program would you recommend and if its a program do you know any good tutorials!

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Giant Universal Remote Control

Hey Everyone...I Just Bought A Giant Universal Remote Control From Walgreens For 5 Bucks...It Just Looked Like Something That Should Be Modded Or Hacked.. My Question Is...What Should I Do With It... Please Any Advice Or Comments Are More Then Welcome... Thanks So Much To Everybody Here...What A Great Community...

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universal remote with headphone jack Answered

Hello, I am trying to create a universal remote with my android. I have been trying to light a remote led using my android headphone jack, but I have had no success. I am running ARA Smart Rem on my android to produce the signal. I pressed the button on the remote and I can see the light on my webcam, but I can not see the light when I power it with the headphone jack. I connect a stripped headphone plug with a pair of with alligator clips to the led. The media volume is all the way up. How do I get the light to light up?

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can you reprogram a universal remote by aming the remote att the curcut ? Answered

Im very new to programing microchips. i have been programing in visual basic 2008 for a few months now. I'v heard about this function in irshell for the psp, that actualluy lets you make new ir codes basicly you point the remote's ir emmiter to the psp's push a button on the remote and the code is writen on the psp to let the psp emmit at the same code that the remote emmits. So thats got me thinking can i build a circut that does the same job as the psp irshell. Scince im new to programming i would like to know if this is possible if so i woud like a scimatic, source code and the components needed for this project. please i need help and of cource when i get the circut working i will definatly make a instructable.

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HELP. laser tvB gone.

Got an idea after  som beers.. how  bout puting a laser on a universal remote , or a tv B gone. and  a  sniper scope.. Is there a posibility? The  amount of  fun that  could give is insane. ... jupp i am evil..  Need som help from you beutyful geniuseses.. um  seses ..um.. ok ? 

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a universal remote... controlled remotely via max/msp?

So, i am creating a sensor art project that involves a room controlled by sensors, triggering audio, playing video, etc. i would like the tv to be triggered based on sensor info. i have all the sensors going into a computer running max/msp. i need some sort of way to have the dvd player play and return to menu via max/msp. what are some things i can do? i was thinking that i could wire a remote, and have max send out control voltages to activate buttons, but i have no idea how to do that... any help?

Topic by absalom  


echo_anomie - Laser Image Projector - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.echo_anomie was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Laser Image ProjectorShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Finalists, please edit this area below the bar to add your own statement.

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GM Universal remote extra button?

I have a GMC pickup with a 3 button remote.  I discovered that GM uses the same PCB for all its remotes, so I have a 3 button case surrounding a 4 button PCB.  I want to use the extra button to control an add-on to the truck.  Does anyone know of a way to acquire the RF receiver, what the part number is, etc, and how it would need to be wired in to allow control of external lights on the truck?  I know it would have to be wired into a relay to allow the kind of amperage I am thinking of...but what else am I missing?

Question by spacecase544  


Kipkay - Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Kipkay was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Blu-Ray Laser Phaser!Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Thanks to all who watched and enjoyed this WORLD'S FIRST Blu-ray Laser Phaser project!

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LASER CUTTER CONTEST CLOSED

From the Laser Cutter contest page:UPDATE:Entry deadline extended to January 1, 2008!What were we thinking?!? The holidays are the perfect time to finish your Laser Cutter Contest entry, and we don't want to judge during our family vacations. So, we're extending the entry deadline to 11:59pm PST Tuesday, January 1, 2008 to take advantage of the entire holiday season. Finalists will be announced on Monday, January 7, 2008. User voting will still end on January 31st, and we'll still announce the ultimate winner on Monday, February 4th, 2008.Use this extra time to make something truly incredible!Happy holidays from the Instructables team.

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lamedust - Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.lamedust was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollarsShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Wow, thank you to all the instructables admins for picking my project and for all the people who + ranked me. This is an amazing place to be, here with the top 12. To have my project next to the Extreme Business Card and The Ghetto Matrix by GRL is so satisfying. These are the kinds of people I've been admiring for so long.For all you having a hard time picking your favorite, I can totally agree, there are so many good projects! But I hope whoever gets it makes it do something amazing, and considering these fellas, I'm pretty sure someone will make it launch eggs to the moon, or cut bricks from compacted car parts and build a house from them.Here's some detailed cut out examples. This machine gun is less than 1.2 mm wide.large view of machine gun and partsI've also updated my code to make it easy to run your own flut files by dragging the .txt to this executable.Truly Honored-Bilal GhalibPhoto Essay on one way I could use the laser cutter

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Is this video real!?!? Answered

 it seems impossible but i guess it work, has anyone tried this? i want to! Thanks! here is the link http://www.youtube.com/user/daneboe#p/u/83/iZL_QlxBqQs

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eski - Autonomous Foosball Table - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.eski was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Autonomous Foosball TableShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Thanks for all the support everybody!

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nativewater - Build a Greenland Kayak - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.nativewater was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Build a Greenland KayakShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Finalists, please edit this area below the bar to add your own statement.

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fi5e - How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.fi5e was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time)Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. This laser cutter would be put to good and plenty use by all artists and collaborators involved with both the Grafftit Research Lab and Free Art & Technology Lab. We could really use this to help get our new open source lab off the ground. Help bring a Laser Cutter to Brooklyn! Thanks to everyone for checking out the project, and double thanks to those that cast a vote for the Ghetto Matrix.

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botronics - Build a Wind Harp!- Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.botronics was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Build a Wind Harp!Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out [all the finalists], and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. The wind harp is very different and somewhat unknown "instrument" to most people. A project that is flexible to what materials that can be found and made into something that is enjoyable to listen to. The last storm that sweep through the SF Bay Area provided a great deal of audio files for me to tinker with and place on my internet radio station. Most of the time the wind harp was really a rain harp!Should I win the Laser Cutter, I will use it to continue my first passion, that is building Robots and Artbots. Perhaps I'll see you at this years Makers Faire and Robogames and be able to share my projects with you.

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tomward - Extreme Business Cards! - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.tomward was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Extreme Business Cards!Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. So why should you vote for this?Just about all the comments have been about the dialler version of the card - I guess this is certainly the flashiest of the two example designs presented here, but as I mentioned at the start of the instrcutable, it is more of an exercise in trying to get people to rethink their business cards and make them applicable to what they do professionally, and perhaps incorporate something hi-tech if appropriate. It is also a presentation of some neat techniques like professional graphic overlays on a shoestring and encapsulating electronic gadgets using inexpensive PVC cards that haven't been done before (or at least presented before). So has it made you think about how you could redo your business card (or make one up), or made you think how you might use some of these techniques in another project? If so, vote for this one! I am already working professionally on several designs for other high-tech business cards for other companies as a result of people seeing this instructable, so it has certainly made some people think.I'm sure all of the finalists have 101 uses for the laser cutter - I am no exception, and won't bore you with all of them. I spend over 50% of my time working with elementary school kids - teaching science, running activities, and camps - check out www.technologycamp.co.uk and you will see some of the things I am doing just this summer with them and want the cutter for! (particularly cutting out parts of robots, rockets, etc.) If it goes to me, it isn't going to be sitting on the shelf unused!

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Greg Madison - How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Greg Madison was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHTShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Finalists, please edit this area below the bar to add your own statement.

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Stryker - How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinet - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Stryker was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinetThis project should win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, but vote for this one!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. This was my first instructable and I'm thrilled to be a finalist because of popular vote. Thanks to everyone that gave me a positive rating.

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Brano - How I built a carbon bike frame at home (and a bamboo frame too) - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.Brano was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:How I built a carbon bike frame at home (and a bamboo frame too)Should this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Finalists, please edit this area below the bar to add your own statement.

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IR TV Remote Codes

With all the projects on the net with the raspberry pi, I cant seem to find the one I am looking for... I want to be able to point any tv remote control to a sensor on the pi, and get the IR code on the display. This way I can use that code to program any button I want on a universal remote control. for example, if I point my dvd remote to the pi and push the play button, the display would read 4753. Then I would use this code to program my universal control's play button. I know I have seen this project before, just don't remember where. Any Help?

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oschene - The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD Case - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.oschene was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD CaseShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. First of all, let me express my delight to be included in such a group. That something as ephemeral as an origami model should be considered alongside phaser pistols and solar furnaces is, to my mind, an accomplishment in itself and speaks to the breadth of interest of those who belong to this site.What would I do with a laser cutter?. Well, after cutting my initials into every metal object in the house, I would use it to score crease patterns. That sounds not so interesting, hunh? I am a paper folder and I have been investigating curved folds and twist folds in the past few years. Laser scoring makes it possible to dream up and realize models in minutes that might otherwise take hours and hours of precreasing. Perhaps more importantly, you'd be able to identify a blind alley almost immediately. There are things out there on the developable surface you'd be amazed to see -- well, I'm always amazed -- and the ability to laser score these ideas as they come would be extremely freeing.You know, unlike every other schnook in the modern world, I maintain a blog -- come visit me and learn the ways of Open Source Origami. (I'm not the only one, you know -- there's lots of us and the idea is spreading.)

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davidbuzz - Build yourself a portable home -- a mongolian yurt - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.davidbuzz was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:Build yourself a portable home -- a mongolian yurtShould this project win the grand prize VersaLaser laser cutter package from Universal Laser worth over $15,000? Help us judge the contest by rating this forum post! Audience votes will count for 20% of the total. Check out all the finalists, and vote for your favorites!This is a forum post created by the Instructables staff on behalf of the finalist. Finalists, please edit this area below the bar to add your own statement:Hi everyone, davidbuzz here! - Just adding my personal note here, (as instructed!). I think that my entry, which took two weekends to write (not including yurt building time of innumerable hours and 3 yurts), and includes nearly a hundred photos, and full details, is rather good, and really comprehensive. It's also backed up by the fact that it's already inspired at least 2 others to start building yurts themselves, which is fantastic. Thanks to everyone's interest, my instructable made it into BOTH the "top rated", AND the "most visits" lists prior to being a finalist, so it must be popular. Please vote for me to show that! (up-rate this forum post!)As for winning the laser-cutter, I can promise you that I already have 20 different uses for it in mind ... including finishing my CNC table and building a 'reprap' (google it), and I'll be sure to post instructables on the good ones of them for everyone to see too!. I'd also like to take this opportunity to offer the use of the laser cutter to any instructables members located in Australia, for the cost of the materials & postage ... if I win! Yes, that means I've just opened myself up to 22 MILLION possible users (the population count of Oz) ... so put your votes in NOW! Viva-La-Instructables!

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DrSimons - Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray: An Experiment in Optics - Universal Laser Cutter Finalist!

To see who won the VersaLaser, read the announcement here.DrSimons was a finalist in the 2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest for:I'm really amazed my instructable has made it to the finalists, as It's only my second one! Not only that, I'm getting a lot of votes (but keep them coming please!!!)If I win the laser cutter, things are really gonna get good around here...I already have dozens of excellent projects that would suddenly become possible, and am only just getting into the DIY scene. That means there are 100s, perhaps 1000s of projects in my future, and with such an excellent way to prototype large designs, make small parts, customize/art-ize everything imaginable, I really can't tell you how many fun, creative projects I'll come up with. I am a huge lover of desktop fabrication, love working with high quality tools, going to be learning how to weld as soon as possible. So please vote for me!!!My vision for the laser cutter:Amazing paper/origami projects like the pop-up pyramid - I am totally into advanced origami like insects and sheets of fish scales3D cardstock topographic mapsCustom parts for innumerable future projectsCustom engraved office supplies, artwork, furniture, cutting boards, cell phones, jewelry, pens, etc....Custom puzzles, chess boards, clocks, car upholstery, artistic lamps, textiles, etc....Laser-cut methods for PCBs (possibly?)High-precision models, mock-ups of designsMathematical shapes (such as parabolas), super-detailed, multi-layered stencilsAnd much...much moreFor those of you who haven't read through the whole instructable, here are some of the highlights:

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is there any way to make a universal remote work for my car stereo that requires a remote,or for any ir device?

I need a remote for my sony car stereo to access all the functions.But i dont want to pay $60.00 dollars for it.So is there any way to reprogram or mod a universal remote so i can access all the functions in my sony car stereo.

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Universal RC custom tweek

I'm not sure if I post this in the right topic, so let me know if I didn't, thanks.  My kid got two rc cars a couple of xmases ago.  One of the RC controllers antenna  broke off and want to know if there is a way to make a universal rc control unit so my kid can use one controller for both cars?  Kinda  like a similar function you have for a universal remote for a tv.  Thanks for any help you can provide.

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2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Finalists

The winner has been announced here!Instructables and [www.ulsinc.com Universal Laser] are happy to announce the 14 finalists in the Laser Cutter Contest. Ten of the finalists were selected by judges at Instructables.com. The other four finalists were the Instructables that had the two highest pageviews or ratings as of Monday morning, Jan. 7.The authors of these Instructables are all in the running to win a VersaLaser worth over $15,000. Now we turn the voting over to you. Click on the "Vote!" buttons below the Instructables to submit your vote and help decide who wins the grand prize. You can vote for more than one Instructable and voting closes Jan. 31. Judge-selected Finalists(in alphabetical order) Autonomous Foosball Table Build a Greenland Kayak Build a Wind Harp! Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt Extreme Business Cards Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray How I built a carbon bike frame at home (and a bamboo frame too) How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars Laser Image Projector Ratings and Pageviews Finalists How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinet The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD Case Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! Second Place The authors of these Instructables win a robot t-shirt and a laser-etched plaque. Listed in alphabetical order. 30 minute USB microscope The Ambience Enhancer Autonomous, Wirelessly Controlled Hovercraft Conductive Glue And Conductive Thread: Make an LED Display and Fabric Circuit That Rolls Up. Cool Wave Ring Dollar Store Parabolic Mic Handcut inlay A Home Power Plant - Wind Power Generator Revised How to Make a Color-Changing Lighted Faux Fur Scarf How to make a pair of Angel Wings How to Make an OAWR (Obstacle Avoiding Walking Robot) Make DIY Vanilla Extract "Quicksilver" Retro-Future Scooter from appliances and scrap metal Solid Wood Digital Clock The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! Squishy Breast Stress Relief Toy TiggerBot II Robot Tube Amp Rebuild (and Mod) U-Disp - The Digg (tm) display (Open Source)Wooden Gear ClockThank you to all the judges: ewilhelm, jesse.hensel, PT, randofo, intoon, canida, noahw, stasterisk, fungus amungus, lebowski, T3h_Muffinator, and bofthem.

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What's the easiest way to setup a remote controlled laser wall?

I'm interesting in building a simple green laser grid for the entrance to an upcoming Halloween party. I considered buying 8-10 green laser pointers and setting them up to some sort of relay switch, but I have no experience with the tools or specifications to do this. Where should I start? Or is there an easier way?

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Laser Cutting Fabric

I study product design and I'm designing a home craft laser cutter machine, I was hoping anyone who has experimented with laser cutting fabric/ clothing/accessories could share what tips they found made the process easier or the problems that occurred whilst doing this. I would appreciate if you could help me with a few questions  I have :) What did you use to keep the fabric straight whilst laser cutting? What would be the best material to put in between the fabric to prevent cutting through for example both sides of a t shirt, plastic sheet or cardboard or.. ? Would you find it beneficial if you could have a small machine to cut out smaller sized fabric to attach for dresses, tops etc of for accessories? If there is any aspect of the process that you think would benefit from being made simpler what would it be? Thank you for your time Any feedback would be much appreciated Kelly-Ann Moore Staffordshire University Student

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Does anyone know how to make a stereo mini to IR adapter?

 I want to use my iPod touch to control my home theatre, but I don't want to pay 50 bucks for an IR dongle. Seems like all you need is a stereo mini plug and an infrared LED anyway. Would really appreciate it if someone could show me how to make an IR dongle like RedEye's mini.

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Need photoelectric/laser switch to trigger a shutter on a digital DSLR. Answered

I need some type of photoelectric/laser switch (similar to that used as a garage door safety device?) to trigger a shutter on a digital DSLR. Break the beam, the switch opens a circuit  and camera takes a picture - pretty simple. Any suggestions?

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2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Voting Ends Tonight!

These are your last few hours to vote and we will be announcing the winner on Monday. Stay tuned. [/group/laserfinalists/ Voting sheet for Laser Cutter Contest - Vote Here!]2008 Instructables and Universal Laser Cutter Contest Finalists Announcement

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Question about Remote Control Challenge?

For the remote control challenge, I have an idea for an Instructable to build a type of universal remote controlled by a program running on your computer. I'm not going to give too many details about the project right now, but my question is does the Instructable have to be for a remote controlled device, or can it be for a type of remote control itself? Thanks!

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Salvaging Toy Laser Gun?

I have these two old toy laser guns As Seen Here, Overpriced, and was wondering if anyone knows if there is anything worth salvaging out of it. The guns turn on and stuff, but the sensor to "reload" is on the blink, and even I can't set it off, let alone my 4 and 5 year old nephews. Thanks.Btw, what type of "laser" do you think it is ? An infared beam, like a remote?

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Graffiti artists replicate The Matrix on Instructables.com--and win $15,000 Universal Laser Cutter!

Instructables and Universal Laser are happy to announce that the incredibly creative Instructable, How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) has won the Grand Prize in the 2008 Instructables.com and Universal Laser Cutter Contest: a 40-watt VersaLaser laser cutter valued at over $15,000!Grand Prize Winner How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) How to Enter the Ghetto Matrix (DIY Bullet Time) provides an extremely detailed Instructables tutorial on how to build a cheap, portable special-effects rig to create "bullet-time" animations--a technique, popularized in The Matrix movies, where the audience's point-of-view moves around the scene at normal speed while the action on screen is slowed down."We want to inspire great ideas and provide skills, tools, and shared know-how," Instructables CEO Eric Wilhelm explained. "This project represents exactly what we're trying to achieve with Instructables."The DIY Bullet Time Instructable was created and documented by the Graffiti Research Lab, an open-source urban art and communication collective supported by the Free Art & Technology Lab, a Brooklyn-based non-profit research lab creating work at the intersection of popular culture and the public domain."This will be the cornerstone of our new lab space," said GRL member fi5e. "A whole crew of creative people are really excited to put this thing to use! Thanks for helping us bring the VersaLaser to Brooklyn."The winner was chosen by votes from Instructables users and our panel of expert judges, who reviewed the 14 finalists drawn from a pool of over 600 entries. Congratulations to fi5e and everyone at the GRL - we know you'll really put the VersaLaser to work, and can't wait to see what great things you make! First Prize(in alphabetical order) Autonomous Foosball Table Blu-Ray Laser Phaser! Build a Greenland Kayak Build a Wind Harp! Build yourself a portable home - a mongolian yurt Extreme Business Cards Giant Fresnel Lens Deathray How I built a carbon bike frame at home (and a bamboo frame too) How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT How to build a sit down driving arcade cabinet Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars Laser Image Projector The Spiral Data Tato -- A Curiously Complex Origami CD Case Second Prize The authors of these Instructables win a robot t-shirt and a laser-etched plaque. Listed in alphabetical order. 30 minute USB microscope The Ambience Enhancer Autonomous, Wirelessly Controlled Hovercraft Conductive Glue And Conductive Thread: Make an LED Display and Fabric Circuit That Rolls Up. Cool Wave Ring Dollar Store Parabolic Mic Handcut inlay A Home Power Plant - Wind Power Generator Revised How to Make a Color-Changing Lighted Faux Fur Scarf How to make a pair of Angel Wings How to Make an OAWR (Obstacle Avoiding Walking Robot) Make DIY Vanilla Extract "Quicksilver" Retro-Future Scooter from appliances and scrap metal Solid Wood Digital Clock The Stirling Engine, absorb energy from candles, coffee, and more! Squishy Breast Stress Relief Toy TiggerBot II Robot Tube Amp Rebuild (and Mod) U-Disp - The Digg (tm) display (Open Source)Wooden Gear Clock Expert JudgesTo help us judge, we assembled an amazing team of expert designers, engineers, hackers, journalists, scientists, technologists, and other really smart people. They spent hours examining each of the finalists Instructables and helping us make a decision. We'd like to send a huge "Thank You" to each of our incredible judges. We couldn't have done it without you.Violet Blue (author, blogger, podcaster, columnist, and SRL vet)Gareth Branwyn (Contributing Editor, MAKE Magazine)Zoz Brooks (Host, of the upcoming TV Show Prototype This)Joe Brown (Editor, Wired Magazine)Colin Bulthaup (CTO of Potenco, co-founder Squid Labs) David Calkins (Co-founder of RoboGames) Julia Cosgrove (Deputy Editor, ReadyMade Magazine)Chris Csikszentmihalyi (Professor at the MIT Media Lab, Computing Culture Group)Simone Davalos (Co-founder of RoboGames) Lenore Edman (Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories)Dan Goldwater (Founder of monkeylectric, co-founder Squid Labs)Saul Griffith (President of Makani Power, co-founder Squid Labs, MacArthur Fellow)Duncan Haberly (Instructables)Matthew Hancher (NASA Researcher in the Intelligent Systems Division)Brian Lam (Editor, Gizmodo)Ed Lewis (Instructables)Jeffrey McGrew (Designer, Because We Can)Chuck Messer (Tackle Design, The Open Prosthetics Project, host of Discovery's Smash Lab)Megan Miller (Editor, PopSci)Jim Newton (Founder of TechShop)Quinn Norton (Journalist)Windell Oskay (Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories)David Pescovitz (BoingBoing, Institute for the Future, MAKE Magazine)Cloude Porteus (Instructables)Randy Sarafan (Instructables, Eyebeam Resident)Peter Semmelhack (Founder of Buglabs)Tyghe Trimble (News Editor, Discover Magazine)Noah Weinstein (Instructables)Eric Wilhelm (CEO of Instructables, co-founder Squid Labs)Dan Woods (Associate Publisher, MAKE Magazine) For the full information on how the winners were chosen, click here.

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Laser Cutter Origami

The New Yorker printed an article about engineer/physicist turned professional origami artist Robert Lang. He's dropped by Instructables/Squid Labs to use the laser cutter to score curves otherwise impossible to fold; it's some neat stuff. This spawned a comment thread on using origami techniques to mold concrete for the Universal Nut Sheller. (Scroll up one comment for first post in the thread.)I don't know how long the article will be available, so here's the laser cutter's cameo:One clear, chilly day not long ago, I met Lang at Squid Labs, a high-tech research-and-development company headquartered in an enormous concrete building that used to be part of the Alameda Naval Air Station, near Oakland. Lang and his wife and their teen-age son live about twenty miles east of Oakland, in a comfortable ranch-style house that has a separate studio building in the back yard, where Lang works amid a clutter of math books, seashell guides, computers, and a menagerie of paper animals. He was spending the day at Squid Labs to use its industrial laser cutter to help him crease paper for some complex folds. He said that he may be the first origami artist to use a laser cutter, which he dials down to a smidgen of its power, so that it scores the paper rather than slices it. Lang was working on paper prototypes for two commissions: one for an interior-design piece to be made of metal, another for a leather fashion accessory, and on a design he was making for himself, which he didn't want to describe, in case he jinxed it. All three of the designs were so intricate that it would have taken him hours just to crease the paper in preparation for the final folds. He was using large squares of tweedy-looking mauve Hanji paper from Korea, which is sturdy but still slightly translucent, like the flesh of a fish.

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How do I use a high power LED in a a low power circuit? Answered

I want to replace a remote control's low power IR LED  to a high power IR LED, or preferably an IR laser diode. Obviously replacing the original LED with the high power one won't do it. What is: 1) The easiest way to make it work? 2)The best way to make it work? If at all possible, link to a diagram or an instructable, that would be super! Thanks :)

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controlling computer with a infrared remote program?

I have a dell latitude d410, it has a infrared port, i want to know is there is a freeware program that lets me take a universal remote and use it on my computer as a media remote or a dvd remote on my computer... i have a ''on Intel(R) 82801FBM LPC Interface Controller - 264"infrared controller...my operating system is window xp pro

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IR iPod universal remote Help ~ I need help with the diagram!!!!!!!!!!!

I am trying to build an IR iPod Remote. This device will be able to send an IR signal to your TV and control it. The device will connect to the audio jack. I have shown a driagram of this. However, I need help in creating a device that i will plug into my mic jack and record the signals from my TV remote. ( I have a IR photodiode, IR LEDS and a IR phototrasistor. ) PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

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How can I turn a tablet pc into a universal remote control?

I am interested in turning an old tablet pc into a universal remote control for my entertainment system. I would need to build a transmitter compatible with the computer and have a program that could allow it to give the right frequency to be used with a tv. I have looked online and the only things even close to this use 9-pin serial ports. This computer does not have any. Is there another way? If not would you be specific in the circuit needed to be built, I am not very good with circuits.

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I want to build a remote volume knob into my coffee table for the surround sound. Answered

Should I start with a universal remote or use a kit? Will a rotary encoder work? It would be really cool if I could press the knob for on/off as well. Any ideas?

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What are the specifications for the particular IR LED used in Comcast universal remote control?

I'm sourcing IR LED's from old remotes and need the specs in order to determine the apropriate resistors for reintegration. If anyone knows a good way to test the individual LEDs that would be great i can't find any data sheets on these remotes.

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Universal (adjustable) Rechargeable Battery Power Supply?

I would like to build a battery power supply that has these features: * holds some number of commonly available alkaline or rechargeable cells (AA or C since those are pretty common) * has adjustable voltage for 3V-18V (or whatever might be practical) * has adjustable current 100mA-3A (again, whatever is possible) * batteries can be recharged by plugging in to normal AC outlet * can still function as a power supply while charging (perhaps via AC?) Is such a thing possible? With phones, iPads and other items that are battery powered, it would be nice to be able to power a few accessories via battery and not need to recharge (i.e., be able to load fresh batteries) if on a remote recording session (for example). I don't know much about electronics, and would need a higher degree of hand-holding for parts selection and other stuff. I am good with a soldering iron and have done a few DIY projects and kits that have all worked fine.

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How would I go about making a universal IR remote for different items?

Basically I have got to many remotes in my house for turning on and off different things like lights, radios, etc and I would like to have just one remote to control all of this, I looked around the website to try and find a resource that could help me create some device that I could capture IR codes with and then transmit them but had no luck and was just wondering if any of use could help me? Thanks

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Versalaser for 6,500!

Http://cgi.ebay.com/Universal-Versa-Laser_W0QQitemZ270187426036QQihZ017QQcategoryZ46744QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Topic by FreakCitySF  


please help anybody,IR remote controles

I have a sony MEX-5di car stereo i bought the remote for it online but they sent me the wrong one i cant send it back.and the one they sent me isn't compatable.So i cant access all the functions.Is there a way to program a universal remote to work with it.Or can you make a remote work with it by soldering or unsoldering something inside the remote.can i mod the remote somehow so it will run all IR equipped devices.or is it just wishful thinking that this will work so i dont have to spend another 60 dollars on another remote?

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I have a Benwin 5.1 ECCO speaker system and I lost the remote is there a way to make a new one? Answered

The speaker set is only controllable via the remote and I know it's an infrared remote. It isn't a reciever the subwoofer has the screen to tell you what volume it's at on the front. Will a universal remote work or can a make a new remote somehow to control the volume of all the options on the original remote which includes, volume up and down for the center speaker, volume up and down for the surround, volume up and down for the bass, and volume up and down for overall volume.

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RF to IR conversion?

I have a RF remote on my motorised theatre screen, i want to control it from my universal remote but it doesn't learn RF. Is there an easy conversion from the RF remote and receiver to IR ?

Question by sutek  


I can´t turn on mi TV Answered

Someone stolen my tv remote, wich it has a "lock key", that´s the problem I can´t use another universal remote, and the tv is useless

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