Pulling cables

Hi, hello, this is my first message and why not my first Idea, for the community and of course for me. Well I decided to join cause I was looking for a solution of a problem I have at my job. I work in a datacenter, and frequently I have to pull delicate cables, which have to run through many corners, sometimes they got stuck between sharp metal pieces on top of the racks, or even the doors. Not only that, but also the times that get to pull them from one place to the other (sometimes cables of 60 or 80 meters. You have to be also carefull on not pulling so much. So I was thinking in to invent something to put in many places as auxiliars that let run the cable in every corner. Many Ideas but I am not in use very frequently with the inventive that your experience have. But I think I discovered what I like most in life. INVENT THINGS.!!!! (too much Monkey Island when I was a boy) Greentings community Mijac

Topic by mijac 


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Headphone Stero Cable?

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I'm looking for cables holder Answered

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Can I use cat5 cable to make an earphone extension cable?

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I Challenge You: Cable Driver

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MKG L - AKG cable for PT40

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Ipod extension cable with CAT 5 cable??

I would like to make an Ipod extension cable (aprox. 3') with a male on one end and a female port on the other end.  Is it possible to use  CAT5 cable?  If not what wire should  be used.and where can I buy it in such a small quantity.  Also any soldering advice or "things to look for" would be appreciated. Thanks

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How to wire a guitar pickup to instrument cable/ rheostat?

I have been wanting an acoustic pickup but don't really want to buy one. I had an old tele neck pickup with a white and red wire and an instrument cable that has one jack taken off and the ground and hot contact exposed. I tried different configurations of the red and white wires to the hot and ground of the instrument cable but all it did was stop buzzing and no sound came out. I think I might need a volume and i have a leftover rheostat but I'm not sure how to wire it, If I could avoid wiring a volume completely and just go from pickup to cable that would be great but I'm not sure how. Help please??

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Can you splice audio cables into the back of a receiver?

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USB Led music visualizer? How? Answered

I know how to connect leds to a USB cable and plug it in to make a usb light, but now i want to make it dance to music coming out of the computer, possibly by changing voltage or using the other black and white wires. Its possible a program may be used. Thank you for your input and solution.

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Is it possible to watch my ipod movies on my tv?

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Would it be possible to create a wireless crossover cable powered by wifi? Answered

I was thinking maybe with an arduino and the proper shield, but I am not sure.  The reason is me and my friend want to cheaply use system link so we can play each other all the time, and we don't want xlink kai or something like that (due to lack of reachability; our computer is upstairs, and our xbox is in the basement).

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Does anyone have a diagram for a male headphone jack to dual female RCA (red and black) connector? Answered

I have one male stereo headphone jack (tip, band, ground band), and two RCA connectors (red and black) and I need to solder them with speaker wire so I can get RCA output from a headphone jack. The speaker wire also has one copper wire and one silver looking metal wire so if it matters which metal to use on which lead I also need to know that. Thanks in advance.

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How do you light sideglow or endglow fiber optic cable with an led or light bulb?

How can one attach the end of a sideglow or endglow type of fiber optic cable to a light source? Either an LED or a light bulb. Thank you very much.

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can i use a nunchuck extension cable on a charging base to charge my Wiimote? Answered

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will I be able to hook a wii to a monitor with a vga to component cable adapter? Answered

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Problems with Guitar to FourTrack app for Ipod Touch

Hi There! I am trying to record my guitar onto the FourTrack app for the Iphone/Ipod Touch but i cant get my cables to be recognized as an input on my ipod. Could someone please help me out here? Im running a cable from the output of my POD, to a 1/4 inch to 3.5mm adapter, to a 3.5mm to 3.5mm adapter cable, to my ipod touch. My problem is that it isnt recognized as a microphone. Another problem is that when I start recording with FourTrack, the metronome starts ticking but the counter doesnt start. Thanks, Glaseyes (sorry about the pictures, but i am in a rush.)

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DIY Speakers

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speaker connection for an MP3 player

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How can I fix this power box thing for my guitar pedal?

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how can i use my wireless Xbox 360 controller on the pc with the play and charge kit?

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will it boost the range if I connect the unused wires in LAN cables to my FM transmitter?

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How do i make a pickup for my cajon to plug in a quarter inch cable? (Its a drum Box)?

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Modem Help?

Okay. I have a modem and I was wondering if I could somehow hook it up to a Cat5 netwoork cable?

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can i get internet on my psp if i plug in the usb cable to my computer? Answered

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The thingamagig

I am looking for what they refer to in the repair section for the Nintendo DS on the opposite side of where the cable, antenna and microphone goes through. Can anyone help me?

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dsl is turn on and screen is also on for a second and then goes off ?if i open all the way it works fine.

My nintedo dsl lite is turn on and screen is also on for a second and then goes off . if I open it all the way it click and works fine then if i turn the screen little bit down it turn off.please let me know what i should do? I open the bottom of the nds but i scared to pull out the cable.? please explain me how to pull out that big cable

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USB to Phone

Is there a way to take an old USB cable and old cell phone charger and turn them into a Phone USB plug so you can plug it into your computer and upload ringtones and such?

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anyone with a guide or tips on fixing a bose dock? it charges, but no sound. i feel it can be reborn...?

Bose dock, has remote and charges ipods/Phones. decent sound. it still charges a phone, but no sound on it. even tried the speciality $40 Aux cable to attempt sound from laptop, etc...which was working not long ago...it seems the power cables plastic has fused itself to the receving end of the main, internal board......?? anyone w/ experience can keep this thing out of the landfill, perhaps? thanks?

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Cheap ways to be able to record guitar/bass on a computer? Answered

My band is just starting out and we are looking for cheap ways to record. I am not looking into investing in an audio interface or an extremely expensive microphone at this point. I am wondering if it would be possible to make a ¼" jack to USB cable or a ¼" jack to headphone cable or something like that so that we would be able to plug our instruments directly into my computer (MacBook V 10.6.8) to record and edit with Garageband. Thanks! -Tqwerty

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About how long is the cord for the wii speak accessory? Answered

I'm thinking about getting the wii speak accessory, but first I would like to know how long the cable is.

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Help!! Home Media- 4K, digital auto, remote placement

Hey! So I started renovating my living room and it's going much faster than i anticipated. I also upped the scope to move the TV and media items, and to do the professional job of wall jacks for everything so cables are hidden. I'm in a wall and nearly ready to do new drywall, so I need help planning this part I hadn't anticipated! Requirements: -Have media center placed in the corner, about 50' (as cable runs) away -potentially 4 HDMI items 4K ability for xbox, ps (50-60 fps) digital audio for surround sound that will be wired (I'm an audiophile, so I'd prefer optical to do it the best) other things I haven't thought of that will help keep the hard wiring relevant for the next 5-10 years I can: Run conduit for easier/future cable routing place wall jacks as needed behind the tv and in the media corner Like I said I didn't anticipate doing this at the same time, so I don't have a plan and need help. I wish I had time to search and learn the ins and outs, but what I've seen are HDMI splitters, signal degradation, wireless transmitters that only do 1080p, and fiber optic cable that is expensive. Does anyone have experience with this, or have a referral that I could post this on a different forum? Thank you in advance!!!

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Help! My low voltage, outdoor lighting wont light up - transformer error codes?

I bought a Portfolio 300watt transformer for low voltage outdoor lighting and hooked up a 100' 12 gauge cable (outdoor rated lighting cable) to it. Then I hooked up 4 low voltage lights (12volt 20 watts each). I plugged the transformer in to a gfi outlet that I ran out from the house. And turned it on. The little display flashes "E" and then "1" . The instructions say that the E means that there is a fire hazard so check the circut. So I unhooked every light except one. Same error. I hooked on a different light and unhooked the first one. Same error. Instructions say the cable needs to be under 250'. And the load less than 300w. I am there, except it won't run. Do I have a bad transformer or is there something that I am missing? Oh, and this is to light my haunt in my front yard, so I am running out of time! Thanks for any advice! Matt

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how do i make a homemade ipod speaker louder?

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(ipod dock) i cant find the pins that conect to the ipod so i can play and charge the ipod at the same time!!

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Will it work if I use a guitar in the microphone input

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DJ mixer problem? Answered

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