cell phone flash

So i have this old broken cell phone , i think all of it works but its no longer connectable , the body and the screen . it has flash so i thought to somehow make a little flash that i could just flash around for fun , and maybe some other cool stuff with old phone ? thanks

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Robot Phone Wallpapers!!!

I was bored so i made a wallpaper for my lg shine in 2 min. its not amazing but like i said i olny used 2 min. I will upload more later in time.

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Cordless phone with a phone jack in it for wireless dial up?

Is there anyway to make a cordless phone with a phone jack to allow hook up from the cordless. I know it is somehow possable for most phones only splits the wire with a simple circuit board from two to four wires and most of the stuff are in the phone in its self anyway. Correct me if I am wrong.

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Using a wireless portable phone jack

I have dish network t.v. and I need a phone hooked up to the t.v. so I won't have to pay an extra charge each month. I have a wireless portable phone jack, which a person from dish network told me to buy. How do I make it work?

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What to do with a cell phone....

I have a pretty good camera flip phone that will be useless in a few months, any ideas or instructables you could suggest on what to do with it? Any input would be greatly appreciated! I also have an old candy phone, with a really good flashlight built in. ideas? (No, this is not my phone) Lukethebook333

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Is it possible to duplicate a SIM card? Answered

I want to be able to use my cell phone like a home phone; you know, like keep one upstairs by the bed and one downstairs when I'm in the kitchen. I have a ton of minutes that I don't use, I never seem to have my phone with me when I'm wandering around the house, and I've disconnected the landline. What do y'all do in these cases?

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can i make a transparent cellphone case by myself ? can i ?

I want to make a transarent cell phone case .....help me!

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Is it right on her part?

My gf is mad at me bcoz i wrote about our relationship in her testimonial even though she finds it interesting to discuss it over the phone. She actually called me a jerk. Was it right on her part?

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Can sugru be reused after it has cured and been removed?

     I saw an instructable on using sugru to make "bumpers" on the corners of an iPhone to protect it from shock and the like.  This looks like a good idea, but I don't really want to have a bunch of silicone on my phone all the time--just when it has a higher risk of taking a bad drop (hiking, for instance).  The instructable says that the sugru can be removed, but it does not say whether or not the molded corners can be removed and put back on as needed.  Does anybody know if this is possible?  Thanks!

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i need a movie idea based on a phone call? Answered

So the movie has to have a phone call in it or the main thing in the movie any help would be great thanks 

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Hi! I would like to make a hand crank cell phone charger....

Hi everybody, How would I make a hand crank cell phone charger from scratch (meaning, not just taking a hand crank flashlight and rigging it to charge a phone). I would really like to understand the electronics behind it all. I think this would be extremely useful if my phone died and I had no outlet available. I know I'd have to use a small motor, but how many volts? amps? etc. Thank you so much! patti :)

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How do I stop cell phone use in the college classroom?

Assume that I cannot confiscate them, and that I have already asked in polite ways. I have also tried logic (cell phones rot your brain) and religion (have damned them to Hell, etc.). Many thanks in advance!?

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How might I call another phone on the same landline?

Just wondering if there was a way to make the other phones in the house ring using a landline with no call waiting. I live with my elderly grandparents who can't always make it up the stairs to get a hold of me...

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How do I protect the rhinestone gems that I've put on my mobile phone case?

I've decorated my mobile phone's case by gluing on it some false rhinestone gems (made of acrylics). I would like to put a protective film on them so that the rhinestones stay in place and do not fall off so quickly. See my decorated mobile phone case at the link! http://pupe.ameba.jp/item/34hSx34lh_4Q/cbf5FCEp97nM/!

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How do you get blutooth onto your printer and how to use it?

I want to print pics from my phone and i need something free. i really need to know how to use the software too

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Is there any way I can convince my dad to break his rule about cellphones? Answered

Whenever I asked my dad for a phone he always said when you have a job.....................well I am going to get a job in 9 months but I am getting to go more places by myself a lot more and I would like to have one not for protection but just for real emergencies and whenever I get left alone and need to call my parents because it is getting kind of embarrassing when I have to ask my friends to borrow one of their phones I think I am responsible enough I know I will not stay up till dawn texting people and I know I will only use it in emergencies and when needed plus he has two phones one he never uses but he is still paying for it so please I need some tips and tricks to getting a phone 9 months early

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I have two tv remotes and a few old phones. and i'm bored

What exactly should i do? and the LED off the tv remote doesnt wanna work >.> Any ideas? edit: oh wait, that's an IR led isn't it? boy do i feel dumb

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How do you know if she likes you? (teens)?

Well, she sat next to me, played dominoes, jacked my phone and set the ringtone to permiscous boy(don't ask why i have that) wrestled(and i mean wrestled!) the phone out of my hands when i tried to set it back. i got it back an hour later when she left. i went to change everything back and her phone number was in my contacts. :) i've seen her once before

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I want to power a 4W 30V lamp with a battery that charges by a dynamo/hand crank generator.How can I do this?

I want to power a 4W 30V lamp with a battery that charges by a dynamo/hand crank generator. For batteries, I want to use something like 3.7 V standard phone batteries, or may be camera batteries etc. I understand that I have to use a few phone batteries to get a decent amount of voltage which I can then step up to 30V to power my lamp. How can I go about doing this? How would you suggest to connect the batteries, and what kind of circuitry (buck/boost regulator, voltage step up, RC circuit etc. ) between the battery and lamp do you think is the best to use for outputting the right voltage? Thanks a bunch! :)

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Help with stage props

Hello Instructables community users, My name is Jezen Thomas and I'm here to ask for help with designing and creating some stage props to be used during a music performance. I'm not necessarily asking for free blueprints, although I'm clueless as to where I should start and I'd appreciate being pointed in the right direction. The first prop I need to produce is a giant telephone. I'm not 100% sure yet if I want it to be a modern styled mobile phone, or a vintage circular-dial type phone. I know aesthetically it's a big difference, but I'm sure thematically either would be just as effective on stage. I would like the phone to be similar in size and design to the giant mobile phone used on the old British comedy show, Trigger Happy TV. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, you can see exactly what I mean here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRWRJtIY5to Again, any help is much appreciated. Thanks in advance, and best regards, - Jezen Thomashttp://www.jezenthomas.co.uk

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green

Need help form you green people. I would like to take my garage door opener off the "grid" and use my solar charged battery instead. I have a AutoCommand remote starter for an auto to turn the inverter on/off as needed. Tech support first told me this could be done.(Supported by Radio Shack). But their instructions over the phone where very vague. I phoned again this morning and they said, "they would not support a non automotive application for their product." Can anyone out there help me. ldl

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No forum topics on the instructables app? Answered

Ok, so I have the ibles app for my phone, and I was wondering why I cannot view forum topics from it. Why is this? Help would be appreciated.  

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Solar charger solution for a rural village

As a nonprofit we are looking to adopt a solar technology to provide power for a rural community in Africa for: 1. charging cells phones It should be able to charge at least 5 cell phones at a time 2. charging small electronic cameras batteries It should be able to provide enough power for charging the batteries. 3. Durable and water proof We are looking for a solution that will last longer and provide service to the community If you know a solution we can buy, implement ourselves , or can provide us with solid suggestions for choosing a solar charging system, please let me know. thanks

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Can someone tell me what this is and what I can do with it? Answered

I think this is some kind of scanner but I cauld not tell you what kind it is. I would love to get some ideas of what I can do with it too. Sorry about the picture quality it was taken with my cell phone.

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How could I tell if someone installed a phone tap, camera, or voice recorder in my room?

When I leave for work, I sometimes leave my bedroom window open. There is a medium sized gap between the screen about the size of your fist. Is there a way I could tell if someone has tapped my house? Recently my Samsung Flat-Screen has been very snowy and I remember that you could tell is something has been tapped because they interfere with your tv. The house I just moved into also has a wire panel outside my window which you can reach. My room is first floor, please help. I cannot sleep. I also read that you can tell just if you can pick up RF signals coming from the device. Can someone give me a schematic for an RF Signal detector? I can't afford the commercial ones, I once read a stat that if you suddenly wake around 2am or 3am there is %80 chance of someone staring at you. Your body naturally senses this somehow. Well, when I looked at my window, I saw a light then after a few seconds it was gone. I went outside and I heard a couple of cans fall over and my fence my shaking like it was moved. My gate is usually locked but it is a reletively short fence. I haven't slept for days. I can't stand it. I'm going today to buy some black curtains as these cheap plastic blinds aren't cutting it

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There Should be a Solar contest

There should be a solar energy contest, I'm sure there are lots of awesome ideas out there. I'm thinking solar powered coffee machine, kite wind generator, ..... Maybe categories like small gadgets, garden, home power, cooking? Prizes like a 100w photovoltaic panel, solar cell phone chargers, Stirling engine for the coffee cup.Lets put our heads together on this.

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Ideas for a spooky gadget?

I have a P&P; group and we're playing Cthulhu. I thought about giving an artifact as a handout that does something strange. Like a small stone figure that becomes warm or moist after the unsuspecting player holds it for a while. Or an old phone which is clearly unusable, but when needed it rings. Maybe I will need a remote to do that. But I'm looking for really simple solutions. Any ideas?

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going on a 36 hour high school band bus trip, any idea how big of a solar panel is need for................

Going on a 36 hour high school band bus trip, any idea how big of a solar panel would be needed to keep a car battery charged with an Ipod, laptop, phone on it to keep them charged?

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Looking for Reviews : Motherboard Clock with dim arc light

Hi, Please refer to https://www.instructables.com/id/Motherboard-Clock-Cum-Night-Dim-Arc-Light-/  These are created using old computer and mobile phone parts. Please do feel free to express any types tips  or suggestion you  would  like to give. Thanks, Richi

Topic by RichiV 


App Crashing When Trying to Publish

Everytime i try and publish an instructable it says its loading then a couple seconds later the app crashes and sends me to my home screen. Ive tried everything to try and stop this. Ive closed apps, deleted music and apps and pictures to get more storage, restarted my phone and nothing seems to work. Can anyone Please help me?

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Need some help on a broken valve handle, I'blers. Can you help me out? Answered

I hate that I cannot find a picture of the valve to show you exactly what I mean but I have a 1/4 in compression fit water valve in my utilities closet that leads to the evaporative cooler above.  When I went to turn the handle it turned but the central part that is actually the valve stem (the part that screws in/out) did not.  It is one of the older types with a flat handle and seemingly hollow central stem.  Is there any way to turn the valve on without completely replacing the valve? edit: Sorry.  Somehow I always forget one important detail.  It's a valve on 1/4 in copper tubing.  I got some pictures but they look crappy because there wasn't really enough room for the camera so I took them with my phone and found my phone's usb cable.  The valve was there first and the heater and water heater were installed later, leaving very little room to work. I also tried the vice grip idea.  The brass stem cracked and  part of the stem is gone now. Even if I do just end up replacing it, I thank you for your input.

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boyfriend is acting funny

My boyfriend is acting real distant and he's always hiding his phones texts from me. he always has this look on his face like he is upset and i ask him whats wrong and he just says nothing. i think he is cheating on me but i don't know. he also goes outside when he gets a call like he doesn't want me to hear what he is saying. what do i do?

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How do I start a Christian Bible Study and blog?

I have a one-on-one study now and we discuss over the phone when the he has the time. I would like to organize a Bible Study Hour once or twice a month and invite people to come and study and then we can blog about study as it relates to todays issues. The study would be open to all We would provide for young children if we are notified in advance. This has been a part of my calling to serve the Lord.

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My girlfriend's father caught us making out in her backyard at 1:00 am. He was pissed. What should I do?

My girlfriend and I have a very happy relationship. We couldn't see each other during the day, but decided we really wanted to hook up that night. Her parents go to sleep at 10:30, and she decided to sneak out and I'd meet her in the backyard, since her house is in walking distance.I told my parents I was going for a walk around the block. I left at 11:00 pm and said I would be home by 11:30, which is the curfew when minors have to be off the streets.I get to her house and 11:10, she quietly sneaks out and we meet up. I had intended to leave and be home on time, but soon found ourselves making out under bright moonlight and we just couldn't bring ourselves to end it.Soon I start getting phone calls from my parents. My cell phone is vibrating in my pocket but I didn't pick up. Quite frankly I was too lost in the moment to care.I ignore the calls for a while. After a long time, we're both terrified to hear the back door open and her father come out!He says, calmly but obviously pissed. "---- come inside. And you best go home."I slip away without a word, obviously pretty spooked. I get to the end of her street, and check my cell phone. It's 1:00 AM!!My parents called the police and reported me as missing! I got to the end of her street, and a police cruiser picks me up for being out after curfew.They contact my parents. I wasn't arrested because I explained to the officer the situation, I was with my girl, we lost track of time, honest mistake, apologies, etc. My parents call my girlfriend's parents. Her folks are obviously not happy with me. I've had my cell phone service disconnected, and my girlfriend doesn't have Facebook, e-mail, or any way for me to contact her.I need to know----1. How to make amends to her parents2. If we can continue our relationship with her parents hating me3. How to manage this whole clusterf**k situationPlease any advice will help! This just happened yesterday so I need to act. I'm really crazy about this girl and we have a great relationship, it'd be a shame to lose it.Thank you so much to everyone!-IR

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Is there something going on in my head? Answered

     Well, I don't have a mental problem or anything, but it often gets weird and I just can't help but to ask. I'll recount several months before, around March or May last year. I was practicing Morse code, practicing with visuals, practicing with audios. After a few weeks of practice, I started hearing Morse code in my head, as in out of nowhere I literally hear it (completely random, it's not spelling out anything last I checked). I asked around about it (deleted the question though) and someone mentioned it's not normal/it's rare. Then fast forward into around November or December, I keep hearing that Morse encoded "SMS" ring-tone from a phone (it's quite popular here, heard it more than a thousand times). I kept searching for that cellular phone, but to no avail. I covered my ears with pillows, and I still kept hearing it. I then concluded that it was in my head. The end result was I couldn't fall asleep for 3 hours lying down on the bed. It's something like LSS (Last Song Syndrome, search it up if you don't know it) to the extremes (to the point that it resonates in your head and you can hear it as an audible tone not from your thoughts). Any thoughts as what may have been causing this?

Question by nutsandbolts_64   |  last reply


Inconspicuously hiding an i-pod in a trunk? Answered

Im going to scout camp in a few days, and i enjoy listening to my i-touch during the drive and while relaxing after a hard day of rafting or what have you. My trunk is a med/heavy plastic footlocker type dealie with a master lock on it. But in the chance someone gets "teh sticky fing0rz" i would like to have a little extra piece of mind. Anyways i would like multiple ways to hold an i touch and a phone(1/2x2) in some un-eyecatching container. 

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Jewelry Design App Ideas?

Our group at Autodesk is thinking about making an app to help people design custom jewelry, since the current options are slow, expensive, and hard to use.  If you've made your own jewelry or worked with a pro to have a custom piece made, our summer intern Kristen would love to pick your brain for 15-30 minutes to learn what features would be most useful to you in a jewelry app. If that sounds like fun, just reply here and Kristen will contact you to set up a phone or Skype chat.  Thanks!

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How do I make a solar charger for 8 NiMH batteries?

I want to use solar power to charge batteries to use to charge electronic devices (phone, ipod,etc.), and put it in a backpack.  Is there any way to modify a regular AC NiMH charger to safely charge the batteries?  Or do I have to make my own?  Also what do I have to do to regulate the final power coming form the batteries to charge the device safely.  I know that there are instructables on this, but some contradict the others and most don't include all of the things that I need in one instructable. Thanks in advance

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Fashioning Technology Giveaway!

We're giving away 5 copies of the book Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting!  It's a fun book with tons of ideas about how to incorporate technology into your projects.  It explains everything you need to know to get going with LEDs, soft circuits, solar power, sensors, and much more! I'll be sending these books to the next 5 people that post Instructables meeting the following criteria: - Posted on or after July 3, 2012 - Involves both crafting and electronics- soft circuits, phone/gadget accessories, light fixtures.... be creative! - 4 or more steps - Full original written and photo documentation Post a link to your Instructable on this forum post to enter!

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dose this girl like me?

So i meat this girl on the last day of school during second period and at he end of school she asked me for my cell phone number and i told her i dont have one so she was like "oh...well...ok bye." and we left cause i had to get the bus. dose that mean she likes me or she just wants to be friends. please tell me if your a guy or a girl so i can see the diferent points of view. im 14 and have also like many others been saving my first kiss for some one special.

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How long does it take for an instructable you have edited to show up with the changes ? Answered

Hello!  When I published my most recent instructable, which was tonight, I realized that the first step had somehow become the intro paragraph, and so the materials picture was the cover instead of the picture I wanted. When I realized this I went into my phone and edited the entire thing so that it would be the first step instead of the intro and so that the picture I want would be the cover. However, it has not updated, and it seems all my hard work was for naught. Any help?  Thank you so much!!!! :) Here it is  https://www.instructables.com/id/Fried-Egg-Jewelry-Set/

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Electrically conductive clear resin or additive?

I'm looking to craft some tiny 2mm buttons for a smartwatch face plate. I've got the design down, but I can't get the screen to register the presses. After some digging I learned enough about touch screens to know why. The buttons are going to be cast in a clear orange resin designed to pick up light from the screen below them. Does anyone know of a clear additive or resin material that can sufficiently conduct electricity over a distance of no more that 5mm? If you have any scraps of clear white or clear orange resin. Try using it as a stylus on a smart phone or tablet. If the screen registers the press, let me know please! Also, first time posting here, so bare with me if I have overlooked any sort of etiquette. 

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Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day - Dec. 8

This sounds like loads of fun: Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day!Scheduled for December 8, 2007. Just spend the entire day in costume and character, but don't actually explain what you're doing- context, costuming, and behavior are key! Never admit you're a time traveler, and make really, really bad attempts at keeping a low profile.Three options:1) Utopian/cliche future- "If the Future did a documentary of the last fifty years, this is how badly the reenactors would dress." Think Star Trek: TNG or the Time Travelers from Hob. Ever see how the society in Futurama sees the 20th century? Run with it. Your job is to dress with moderately anachronistic clothing and speak in slang from varying decades. Here are some good starters:- Greet people by referring to things that don't yet exist or haven't existed for a long time. Example: "Have you penetrated the atmosphere lately?" "What spectrum will today's broadcast be in?" and "Your king must be a kindly soul!"- Show extreme ignorance in operating regular technology. Pay phones should be a complete mystery (try placing the receiver in odd places). Chuckle knowingly at cell phones. 2) Dystopian Future:- This one offers a little more flexibility. It can be any kind of future from Terminator to Freejack. The important thing to remember is dress like a crazy person with armor. Black spray painted football pads, high tech visors, torn up trenchcoats and maybe even some dirt here or there. Remember, dystopian future travelers are very startled that they've gone back in time. Some starters:- If you go the "prisoner who's escaped the future" try shaving your head and putting a barcode on the back of your neck. Then stagger around and stare at the sky, as if you've never seen it before.- Walk up to random people and say "WHAT YEAR IS THIS?" and when they tell you, get quiet and then say "Then there's still time!" and run off.- Stand in front of a statue (any statue, really), fall to your knees, and yell "NOOOOOOOOO"- Stare at newspaper headlines and look astonished.- Take some trinket with you (it can be anything really), hand it to some stranger, along with a phone number and say "In thirty years dial this number. You'll know what to do after that." Then slip away. 3) The Past:- This one is more for beginners. Basically dress in period clothing (preferably Victorian era) and stagger around amazed at everything. Since the culture's set in place already, you have more of a template to work off of. Some pointers:- Airplanes are terrifying. Also, carry on conversations with televisions for a while.- Discover and become obsessed with one trivial aspect of technology, like automatic grocery doors. Stay there for hours playing with it.- Be generally terrified of people who are dressed immodestly compared to your era. Tattoos and shorts on women are especially scary.

Topic by canida   |  last reply


Gift for birthday to hubby, manly gift

Ok soo, I am in a deep problem. I want to gift something to my husband but o just don't know what to male for him. Things that he is fond of . 1.chess 2. Cell phone ( always on internet) 3. Loves bbq 4. Fan of tools right now 5. Latest obsession is new bullet bike ( indian version of harley davidson.) Now for the tough part. •thought of making a exploding box (birthday giftcard) but i feel it is too girly and clique for a 28 years old. •thought of making ches board ( suck at woodwork) so it is again out ofquestion. leather wallet ( again need skill) • thought of making beard oil but oh well only oil??? i know how to do embroidery. and i can cook decent help plZ  

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Need help with electrical math and set up for Solar Power Battery Charger

Hey I am thinking of making a mini solar panel battery pack/charger I need help figuring out how to set it all up! This is what I have: -Mini Solar Panel, believe it is 10v  -9.7v 700mAh Ni-Cd battery pack -Female USB slot How to set it up? -I want to have the solar panel charge the battery -Insert a LED indicator for batter, Charging/Charged -I want the USB female to be outputting battery power (for any USB device i.e. cell phone, ipod, etc.) -I am guessing I will need/want some sort of regulator between the panel and battery and one between the battery and the USB output? Any help on set up and pieces needed would be much appreciated!  Thanks

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The Dark Side of Crafting?

I was recently sent this update from UC Berkeley and Indiana University, and thought I would pass it along.  I have never had a brush with the "Dark Side" of crafting they describe here.  Have you? Do you sew clothes, print posters, or shop for craft supplies only to realize your craft has negative effects, e.g., on the consumer or society at-large, morally, socially, and/or legally? Do you see a “dark side” to craft? If so, UC Berkeley and Indiana University researchers conducting a research project on handcraft and computing would love to talk to you. We will conduct interviews by instant message, email, phone, or in person within the next few months. To help us with our research, please email Daniela at daniela@ischool.berkeley.edu, Jeff at jbardzel@indiana.edu, or Shaowen at selu@indiana.edu.   image blatantly stolen from pirateluv which just has so many other cool things on it too.

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