Graphics Cards

Hey i have a slight problem. im usually the pro with computers but these cards bother me. i has a P.O.S graphics card with not crossfire or anything good (i got it just to use my computer till i saved up for good one) the i have this $300 card with just about everything. i was wondering if i could use one card for one monitor and one card for another. i dont think i can but im hoping.

Topic by xman5735 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Graphics Card?

I have portal for the computer but I cant play it because I dont have a good enough graphics card. Is there a way that I can get around this without buying a new graphics card? preferably a free way please.

Question by swagramp 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


card dispenser

I was thinking of making a gift card dispensing machine, activated by a magnetic switch. Any suggestions would be greatly apriciated.

Topic by Rye 10 years ago


ethernet cards

I have an abundance of old network cards for pc, alot of which have removeable chips.  Are those things good for anything?  Some of the cards are pci and some are old isa cards.

Topic by kithso 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


pick a card!

Pick any card and then put it upsidedown in the middle the shuffle and look throgh it and find it.

Topic by prosaga 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


chip card

Hi i would like to know if anyone can break the chip card ? ive seen the professor from cambrige university did has anyone get feedbacks?

Topic by sparthe 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


graphics card

All right i have a PCI graphics card and was wondering; if i purchase a card that has a VGA port and a TV-out/s-video will it work if i don't have a hole for the TV-out? Here are pics Current: http://img263.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc04899nr8.jpgFuture: http://img260.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tvoutexamplesvideocardskb4.jpg

Topic by Coffee bean 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


New card

I have this new Ati all in wonder card right? And it has two tuners built into it, one is supposed to be for TV which is what I have it hooked up to right now, and the other for FM radio which I haven't tried yet. But is there a good chance that they are both regular tuners and I could use them for dual recording?

Topic by Punkguyta 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Stats cards!

I've just pushed out another release which has a pretty cool new feature, stats cards!  We've collated a bunch of what we think are some interesting stats on members, like their view count, comment count, feature percentage, etc.; and those are now shown on the member's page as a quick overview of their activity on Instructables.  This was inspired by the awesome Top Trumps-style card game created by Jayefuu with gmjhowe, Lithium Rain, Kiteman, Yokozuna, KentsOkay and Lemonie. This release also changes how we serve up images.  This is an under-the-hood change so you should not see any difference, but if you do notice missing images anywhere, PM me or one of the other site admins and let us know. Update: oops, this update broke PDF images!  We'll fix that ASAP. Update: fixed.

Topic by rachel 8 years ago


Audio Cards

Can anyone tell me how I can made an audio crads like the ones you can purchase in stores. I would like to be able to purchase the circuit board and speker and then record my own messages for my grandchildren books. If you know wher I can purchase the circuit board, speaker and what else is need to record my own voice on the circuit borads. Thanks Mike

Topic by wacky 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Halloween Post Card

Does Eric still send out Halloween Post Cards? I miss those.

Topic by Yerboogieman 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Card Game Cover

I have just made my personal set of playing cards. Could someone make an Instructabe on how to make a cover for playing cards? Thanks.I am making an instructable about it... Check it out...

Topic by blart 11 years ago


business card holder?

I'm in a real estate associated business and am looking for some help in designing and then building a business card holder. The plastic ones that are ubiquitous in office supply stores are expensive and generic. I'm wanting it to consist of wood and basically "slide" together to hold the cards. It must be very simple to construct. Thanks so much.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Micro sd card

I bought this micro sd card from best buy for my phone. it was supposed to be a 4gb card while the only space is one tenth of a mb, is there any way for me to fix this. the card is the one on the right

Question by wamj 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Upgrading wireless card? Answered

I bought an Atheros wireless-N mini PCI-E card for an HP DV7 series laptop, to replace the Broadcom wireless-G card, however, when installed, I just get a bios error "unsupported network card". I removed it and restarted with the original card and it works fine. I trhen tried installing the card live, and it detected it and installed the software, but then BSOD (my first one for Windows 7 actually), so I swapped back to the original card again. I then installed the card in the secondary bay, live, and it installed the drivers successfully, but when swapped with the original card again (the wires don't reach to the other bay), it failed to boot again. How can I replace the original card?

Question by andy70707 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Business card ninja

It's always amazing to see people take some simple skill and take it to ridiculous extremes. This video showcases one man's insane talent for throwing business cards. Popping balloons, up through open windows, and knocking stuff over. And here we were all wasting our time using them to share contact info. via TechEBlog

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Tethered SD card

I would like to tether a cheap digital camera. The problem is I don't know which one - I'm watching on ebay for a madly cheap camera (I've seen loads go where they're fine except for a stuck zoom - like 6Mp cameras for about £3 - when every time I've looked at a stuck zoom a bit of twisting and brute force will get it back in to the body - and the project I want it for doesn't need to zoom!). Problem with doing this is that by the time I've found a cheap camera with 2 minutes to go, it tends to take a lot longer to that to figure out whether you can tether it. And even then you're normally limited to the provided software, I'd like to be able to write my own. So - can anyone think of a way to take an old SD card and somehow - I don't know - solder wires to the insides of the contacts maybe - and then somehow get those wires into another old SD card and plug it into the card-reader attached to a PC so that you can read the images without unplugging the "card" from the camera?

Topic by ohowson 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Instructables Member Cards!

Hi, gmjhowe here.Well i had eaten my sandwich early, and i was kinda bored during my lunch. So i decided to make full use of my work computer producing these lovely 'members card'I figured that we all love this site, and would be proud to carry a member card around. Also if you print many of these off they can be used as pseudo business cards, great if you want to give somebody a link to all your projects!I also have now added a generic card, for people to hand out that just has the normal web address on! (thanks skate for the suggestion!)Now, this is how it works, i have the full artwork files, done in Quark Xpress, anybody is welcome to have these, just PM me.Anyone else who wants one, just hit a comment below, listing how you want your name, the title you would like under your name, your 'member since' date, and your member page.Also add the image that you would like.I will reply with a comment, with a nice pdf file for you to print off and use!I will then work my way down the comments, first come, first served.Thanks again, Gmjhowe(ps, ive also included a .pdf file of my member card, so you can see what quality your getting)(pps, yes i am providing these file for free, it just might take a while to complete)

Topic by gmjhowe 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Many Card Wallet

I've been trying to find an ible, or a figure a way to make wallet that will store many cards. Similar to how this one is constructed.

Topic by MelPhleg 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What are sound cards?

Question by Tejit 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


talking birthday card?

Does anyone know how to create the little sound thing inside a birthday card? When you open the card, the sound starts. When you close it, the sound stops. Can it be done with a voice recording?

Question by PKayanan 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Sticker business cards

Check out these sweet business cards + stickers that our new intern bofthem made for me. I've been handing them out like candy at the various conferences I've attended in the past week. Everyone loves getting stickers!

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


FAKE YUGIOH CARDS

Hey guys ill be showing my fake yugioh card collection your probably wondering why i would waste my time drawing these cards. well here is an answer i think of it as a relaxing thing to do and me and my siblings battle and trade with them so to me its not a waste of time. a few days ago we organized over 400 fake cards, for you kids out there let me say somethin THATS A LOT OF FLIPPIN CARDS!! so yeah you get the point.

Topic by Destiny Hero105 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


AMEX card not working?

Ive been trying to buy a lab pass for a game Im addicted to. I click the one month option, enter in the info, but it says my credit or debit card is declined! Im using a $50 dollar American Express gift card, but whenever I enter the information it says its declined. So i check on the website, it says everytime I tried (and failed) to use it, it deducts $1. Same for my Visa Gift Card. My mom opened a paypal account for me, but whenever I try it, it says the amount is too great for the card. (its $5.95 ) Does anyone have anyway to fix this?

Topic by wolf555hound 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Video card questions Answered

I've recently gotten a free PC (a HP Evo D510) which I intend to do some moderate networked gaming on.  My plan was to buy a cheap AGP or PCI graphics card, but I'm unsure what to go with (ATI/nVidia, AGP/PCI). I've only had experience with PCI-E cards so far. From what I've read, AGP is faster than PCI.  I assume this is correct?  Looking at NewEgg, it would seem that AGP ATI cards are ludicrously better than AGP nVidia cards.  Is this the case?  The computer to be upgraded has 2 Gib of RAM and a 2.4 Ghz P4.  I'm anticipating the porcessor to be a bottleneck, along with slow bus speeds.  I suppose my main question here is what GPU should I roll with?  I'd like to spend less that $75, but that's flexible to a certain extent.  Anyways, thanks in advance.

Question by RelaxedSoup 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Duplicating a SIM card?

Hi. I have an Iphone 5s with an AT&T SIM card. I will be going to sleep away camp at the end of this month. At camp, they allow you to keep your phones, but the head of the camp takes your SIM card so that you cannot call, text, or use the internet while you are at camp. This is going to be a big problem for me this summer because a lot is going on in my life at the moment, and I really need to keep in touch. I heard that it is possible to duplicate your SIM card. If this is true, I will sneak the duplicate card in. Ideally, I would like to be able to text/imessage, and be able to connect to the internet. I want to keep my same phone number. Additionally, once I leave camp, I would like to put my old SIM card in, as well as on field trip days while I am there (they give your SIM cards back for an hour on trip days.) I feel like this plan could definitely work if I execute it properly. I already have a plan to make sure no body finds out, so that part is settled. However, I read somewhere that switching between SIM cards can really screw up your phone. And b.) I heard that doing this is illegal and that doing this means AT&T will shut my phone service off permanently. I don't wan that to happen. If someone could answer my questions or tell me how to go about doing this, that would be great. Thx  

Question by SarahS273 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Format an SD card

I have  a SD card 4G - I need to format it to FAT16 to use in a  Sharp XEA-207  Cash Register, A friend tells me I have to go back to last century OP systems or DOS (to the dawn of so called civilisation) Is there a way out - I can recognise the head and point of a nail but that is about it - can follow instructions - please be kind enough to come down to my level - a, b, c, d,,,1, 2, 3 etc. - Deepest gratitude.

Topic by shivaGi 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


video card help?

Im working on a project that needs to connect to a tv, so i bought a video card with a port labeled s-video. its a 4 pin mini din connection, but i dont know how i am supposed to wire it up to connect to the tv, either through s video or preferably through composite video (the yellow plug). all of my internet searches label the pins as Y ground C ground Y and C Y being luminance and c being chrominance or something like that. i dont know a thing about this connection standard and any help would be greatly appreciated in helping me configure this to operate by connecting to the composite video connection on the TV. thanks in advance,               zack247.

Question by zack247 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



what type of paper for pop-up angel?

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Question by Terry B 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to make a RFID bracelet for a travel card (Oyster card)?

Im trying to make a bracelet which incorporates my London Oyster Card (RFID travel card) so i can just swipe my wrist and not faff about with wallets or pockets etc but I am having a few issues. The basic design is going to be simple and effective. I will have a length of regular guage wire around the wrist, secured by a single wire connector/ terminal block (see photo). It will prob be a earth wire, as it is a fancy colour. The RFID will be placed inside the plastic connector and hot glued end end to secure it and keep out the elements. The RFID's aeriel wire will be inside the earth wire heatshrink, it will be a loop of wire and can be as thick as it needs to be. I keep having problems though, I cant get the chip out of the card in one piece. I have been using nail varnish remover but with mixed results.   When/if I do get the RFID chip out of the card, i will need to solder a new aerial and I am unsure about the process. Does the length/gauge of wire matter for the function of the RFID? im thinking about its frequency. Will it need to be ceramic covered wire to avoid shorts? Has anyone put a contactless travel card into other things? Or has any experience dealing with this sort of area? I would very much appreciate any help or advice.

Question by Clodester 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Swypout Card Reader Mods

Anyone know any mods for a swypeout card reader (it uses barcode cards)

Topic by smtgr14 8 years ago


Coolest Business Card EVER!

This must be the best business card ever - if you work for Lego, they put together a minifig that matches your appearance as closely as possible, and then print your name and contact details on it.I am insanely jealous!Link

Topic by Kiteman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


The TwisterRoo Card Trick Tutorial

Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UV_wIyNNss

Topic by LearnMagicTricks101 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How to Make a Report Card

Ok so how do you make a fake report card? or scan your report card and change things profesionaly looking

Topic by yuckzee 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Hat Tricks and Card Cheating

I've just purchased a Indiana Jones Vintage (beat up looking) Felt Fedora, AND ITS FREAKIN AWESOME!!! Anyone know how to do some cool hat tricks? ie, rolling it about, tossing in air to put it on etc... Also, I know here is one (could do with some improvement), but I feel a sudden urge to know how to cheat at cards. Any help?

Topic by KentsOkay 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Credit card crystal radio

What do you think about the feasibility of a credit card sized crystal radio? (Fits inside a wallet) Some possible i though so far are... A simple pcb with a diode, and a capacitor and a coil wrapped(protected by duct tape) around it. The antenna has to be tied to a hole on a corner. Or it is coiled to the card, ready to be unwrapped. The ear piece can either be external... Or can be glued to the card itself, but you must put the card near you ear... Instead of a winded coil, maybe it can be part of the pcb design itself... and to tune it, you unhook a beady wire and place it in the holes placed in a interval. What do you think? Any more ideas? In fact. a competition can be made for this idea.

Topic by akimbo m 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Elementeo Chemistry Card Game

14-year-old Anshul Samar has created his own science-based fantasy card combat game Elementeo. Check out the interview with him below.Elementeo is a strategic battle game where you use your elements across the battlefield in reducing opponent's electrons to zero. You do that by harnessing the strength and moving properties of the elements and compounds, and by using their reactionary powers. For example, Oxygen can rust any neighboring metal or Copper Conductor can shock any metals and send them back to the deck. via Wired's Geekdad

Topic by ewilhelm 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Can sim cards be reused? Answered

Our church is having a yard sale, and somebody donated some tmobile cell phones. one of the phones had a sim card. Would it be possible for someone to buy it and reactivate it as their own?

Question by schoonovermr 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


card game dispenser / shoe

Hi, i play this card game "Mtg" and my fun decks are huge! (100-900 cards). Ive been tring to make my own card shoe / dispenser (a bit like those Casino Poker holders) which can hold lots of cards, but also be flexible enough to accomodate lots of cards, or less as the deck gets played out etc. I tried with a bottle of wine Cardboard box container, but am not sure how to make it stronger, or what do do. I could just go out and buy a plastic casino one but thought it would be cool to try and make one :) all advise and help and comments etc welcome. thanks, Pabloman (btw when i get my digital camera back i'll post some decks so you can see what i mean.) :)

Topic by paulpcc 10 years ago


a laptop sound card upgrade? Answered

Hear me out before you think about commenting. Ive got my LG R405 here, and i really like it, i added line out to it and use my sub with it. its all good, but some songs (whether the sub is plugged in or not) make my sound card cut out. (IE it'll make some white noise then stop producing sound) i have to skip the song before my sound will come back online. I was wondering what could i do to fix this? im guessing its something with the capacitors, being SMD caps, they might not be able to let the sound control chip handle the big changes in sound frequencies or something, im not too sure. dont try and tell me its impossible to resolve this issue. it is not a software problem, it is a hardware problem. i need to upgrade something, be it the capacitors, or maybe the amount of current supplied to the sound driver chip. if its capacitors, where should i be upgrading them? on the outputs or the input voltage?

Question by zack247 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Which of these video cards is better? Answered

I was looking online to see about getting a new video card to replace the 256mb one in my system. My budget is less than $75 and i found these at OTV's site I live in Saskatoon, so there is no problem with shipping costs. which one has more bang for the buck? ATI 5450 1GB PCI-E ATI 5450 1GB PCIE (More Expensive) Nvidia GeForce 210 512MB PCI-E Which one of these three is the best for their price? Preferably between the two 1GB ones.

Question by zack247 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Modifying a Singing Greeting Card

A while ago my wife got one of those singing Hallmark greeting cards. (This particular one played the Law and Order theme song) Well after a while it no longer played the song. I opened it up and found that there is a circuit board inside with a 3v button cell battery attached to it. I removed the board and the speaker and the battery and I'm pretty sure that I could attach wires to the two contact points and connect them to batteries that would complete the circuit and allow the theme song to play again. What I want to know is if I need to take any special consideration when putting in a new battery(s). I was going to try to just put two AA batteries in series (1.5v +1.5v =3v, right?) but I don't actually know anything about electronics and so I wanted to ask here if there were any resistors needed or if there were any differences between the button cell and the AA batteries that would require me to do something different.While we're on the topic of these cards I just thought of a neat project. Design some sort of holder for the circuit boards that would allow them to act as sort of an interchangeable cartridge. Basically detach the speaker wires and battery contacts from various boards out of various cards and design some sort of holder with contacts for the speaker and power source at the appropriate points and be able to change out the different boards. Not really practical but sounds like fun.I just thought of yet another question!Would there be anyway to hook the board up to some sort of audio cable (in place of the speaker maybe) so that I could plug these into a computer and record the song off of the board in a digital format. (Again not very practical but sounds like fun.)Anyway, this is my first post here and I'm sorry if it's a bit jumbled but I don't have a very organized mind and sometimes it's hard to put my ideas down in a succinct manner. I tend to just ramble on incessantly in a train of thought sort of manner until I think that I've said what I think I wanted to say. In closing, I like this site and plan to be around for a while and learn as much as I can. If somebody would like to help me with these ideas/projects I would be happy to provide pictures of the circuit board and pieces that I have if it's necessary.Thanks.~JoshI'm using two AA batteries. I have a wire between the positive side of B1 and the negative side of B2 and wires coming off the open ends. I tried connecting the batteries from the spot where the negative side of the button cell was to the silver rectangle thinking that that would complete the circuit and make music. That didn't work. Then I noticed that the positive connection for the circuit was actually where the clip that secured the battery was before I removed it and that the positive and negative sides of the battery were going through a capacitor before touching the final contact. so I tried placing the positive wire up on the positive contact and then placing a wire from the positive contact to the final contact but that also didn't work. I don't have any solder and have been using electrical tape to secure the wires. The wires are a fairly thin (I don't know the gauge) stranded copper. I'm not sure if the wires aren't making good contact or if I'm just doing something wrong.

Topic by MrKltpzyxm 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to fix card reader? Answered

I have this card reader and the computer recognize it but it doesn't recognize the card. I connected it to 3 different computers and the same story to all of them. The card works fine.

Question by theVader75 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Turn Table Greeting Cards

Turntable Greeting Card  Handmade greeting cards are way cooler and more personal than paying $4 for a Hallmark greeting card. Create a sleek looking greeting card to send to a music lover using old floppy discs.  

Topic by Carleyy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Lace Knitting Note Cards

Check out my Lace Knitting Note Cards. The swatch is from The Art of Knitting 1897 and the pattern is on the back. They are blank inside. Note Cards

Topic by bgcyclist 10 years ago


Pro Membership/Credit Card

My pro membership is supposed to rollover today but my credit card number has changed. What do I do?

Topic by JimMonty 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Chaotic Trading Card Game

Hey folks i have expanded our yugioh group to multiple trading card games and one of those TCG games is chaotic as far as i know Chaotic is just about extinct. but you can find cards from time to time. yeah post strategies pics of cards or whatever

Topic by Yami Yugi 6 years ago


multiple prepaid master cards

Is it possible to use multiple prepaid master cards to make purchases over 1000 i have no bank account and i dont i can get one right now

Topic by ultra1000 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


PC Card to USB mod?

Okay, just signed up and I need a little help with something! I want to know if it's possible to wire a wireless PC card up to a usb cable. I know it sounds random but Linux doesn't like my wireless card (Realtek 8187b) and I've got a couple of wireless pc cards spare that Linux would like. Only thing is my laptop has an Express card slot. I'm looking for a no/low cost solution. Cheers!

Topic by ZdEEvO 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago