wifi extension

Hello all! i need some help, is there a way i can make my wifi signal stronger without modifying my router, i normaly like to research/ play games in my room, where i only get 3/4 out of 5 bars. the router is under a tv and directly iv front of a wall separating me from it a simple map looks like this                                                                                         me                                                                            ----------------------------------------|                                                                           | 10 ft  thick wall (wood and sheetrock)                                                                           |                                                                           |                                                                           ----------------------------------------                                                                                                    router

Posted by Di Immortales 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Arduino file extension Answered

I haven't been using Arduino for a while but there is something going on with the file extensions. When i rename and save a file the extension gets changed and it can't be opened again. Just adding .pde or .ino doesn't do it. I am using .022 and 1.0.5 for some applications so i think going between them is causing the problem. Is it possible to find a common file name or remove the extension preferences so i can retrieve my sketch. 

Asked by WWC 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Cable extension parts

I am working on a project involving a Presario V5000 laptop (well mainly its innards) and would love to find extension cables for some of the components.  For example, the keyboard attaches to the motherboard via a 24 pin flat ribbon-like cable (see example image).  It would be great if I could get a simple extension piece (male to female) to give me any additional length, but I cant seem to find anyone that makes this, or what the techincal name is for that type of cable. (is it even a cable?  Is it a flexible circuitboard?) Anyone aware of a good vendor for hard to find laptop accessories like this??

Posted by phdearthworm 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Iphone, extension cable?

Hello I´m trying to use a usb extension cable to charge my iphone 3Gs. But it´s not working, I get an error.? I use a usb extension cable to connect to the charger and the iphone cable on the female port. www.ace-plus.com/product/data_c/usb_extension_cable.jpg Do I have to buy this kind of cable? www.geardiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/iphone-dock-extender-cable.jpg Does any Iphone 3Gs user have this problem? EDIT: If I use a shilded usb-extender it works, but why not the other...naked one?

Asked by Popstickal 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Vibrobot - the logical extension.

We had a little rash of vibrobots, bristlebots and snailbots.Nobody thought of the logical extension, though - a vibrobot to clean the floor.a short video of the robot I made (my wife helped color him) out of an old electric razor, light switch, and paint pad thing... Apparently he's called Scuttle Bot. Second VideoThird VideoFourth Video, featuring attempted suicide (robocide?)

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How do I fold up my long extension cord?

I have seen very long extension cords that look woven instead of a role.  How do I do this?

Asked by JohnR393 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

jqtouch ical extension in use?

Can anyone show me an example of how to use a jqtouch extension called ical to make a calendar??

Asked by arv_christos 7 years ago

Light Socket Extension help

Can you help me find a safe way to build a cheaper version of this: http://reviews.lowes.com/0534/3125483/reviews.htm?   Here's my situation: I want to convert double-lamped can lights into adjustable spotlights without making any permanent changes other than unscrewing a lightbulb and replacing it with something else.  It needs to be able to go back to a lightbulb very easily.  The cans stick out from the wall and each socket is oriented vertically, so one points up and one points down, effectively washing the wall up and down with light.  The wall of 8 or so are wired so the tops are all on one circuit and the bottoms are all on another circuit. The item from Lowe's works OK, but is $17 and more flexible than I need.  Here's what I started to put together:   At the top is a 100W Par38 spot light, screwed into a single outdoor metal lampholder.  That is attached to a 1/2" pipe (PVC or metal), about 12" long.  Now, at the bottom of the pipe, it needs to screw in to the socket to get power.  I either need to get an E27 lamp base onto that pipe, or use a two-blade outlet adapter that screws in, and get a two-blade plug that is rigidly fixed to the pipe.   Is there anyway to do this that the NEC would smile at?  Absent of that, a way that is still safe and secure, and safely removeable without changing the existing light socket arrangement?

Posted by kpatrick2 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

More Extensive Profile Customization

I think it would be fun to be able to personalize our public profile pages. Uploading custom images to use as backgrounds adds so much personality to a profile. Changing the "color theme" lets users put out clear messages like "I'm professional", "I'm cool", or "I love colors so much omg". All of those are valid messages. Thoughts? Might this be possible? UPDATE: Kiteman has pointed out that choosing which six projects show up on our overview pages would be awesome.

Posted by Sadi789 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Hardwire IR Extension to amplifier

Hello Instructables. This is my first post and would like to begin by saluting the work you all do, I love receiving the email at work showing the weeks projects. My problem, that I hope somebody has a solution to is this... I am building a false wall to house my fish tank and TV, ps3 etc however my amplifier is too large and does not fit into my project. The only way round this is to house my amplifier in the loft. In the wall I want to place the IR remote control Sensor. I don't really want to pay out for those 'eye's' you can buy online (nor do i think they would be compatible with my model of amplifier) so was wondering if i could just use some ordinary electrical cable to extend the sensor? I was worried cable might not allow this as it would probably add extra resistance to the circuit. Does anybody have a solution or suggestion that involves spending little or no money please? Thank you very much! Frankie

Posted by fhoward 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Any chance of an extension for the Dead Computer Contest?

The reason I ask, and perhaps I'm being selfish, is that I'm waiting for some PCBs to arrive from a board house in China.  Normally they would have arrived by now, but the Chinese New Year delayed all of the shipping times! No problem if it can't be done, and I wouldn't expect an extension just for me, but I thought I'd ask anyway.  I *might* be able to finish by the deadline anyway...

Posted by jeff-o 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

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

I would like to make an Ipod extension cable (approx 3')  Can I use CAT5 cable for this.  If not what type of wire is used.  This extension will have a male conector on one end and a female on the other.  I see from other post that earphone repair can be troublesome.  Any sugestions.

Asked by gproject 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to make a google chrome extension to control volume for each tab?

I really really want an extension for chrome that lets me control the volume for games and video. But it would be fine to just have a volume control for each tab. Help on how to do this?

Asked by Houdinipeter 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Replacing switch and extending them.

I have this extension cord from panther, http://www.panther.ph/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/PSP-0211.jpg. Now, I am planning to replace its rocker switches to toggle switches and extend it because of a wooden table project. This wooden table will have its power control panel mounted on its front and the power outlet will be hidden inside the table. My idea is just to copy its wiring for the new switches once I acquire the materials needed . Here is its inside btw. http://imgur.com/xOHhg5i.  My problems are I don't know if this idea of mine will work or if it will, what kinds or specifications of toggle switches and wires I'm gonna need. Once I thought that I could just make an ordinary multiple outlet/extension cord with individual switches but I need the panther's features. So that I wouldn't have problems in breaking the appliances connected to it due to some electrical problems. I have almost 0 knowledge when it comes to electronics.

Posted by l0rens13. 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

How do you extend window motor gear? Answered

I have two window motors that i plan to use for a small robot, how can i extend the gear on each of them (so i can clamp it to wooden wheels for direct drive) do they sell ready made extensions? here is an image of how the two motors look like (i know they're different but i got them for free so.... yeah) https://dl.dropbox.com/u/18723152/P1020789.JPG i opened up the front panel for the motors (where the gear is shafted on) and discovered that the gear i can take off but the aluminum rod that it's grounded on (center of the gear) is too short for me to connect to the wheels) in other words, how can i extend that rod

Asked by rptech 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Make it Real Challenge Deadline Extended!

Some of you may have noticed that the Make it Real end date has changed.  We have extended the deadline to give you more time to get your awesome projects up on the site and entered into the contest! The new deadline is June 4, 2012. You can check out the details of the contest here.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Clever way to extend a Manhasset music stand?

I'd like to be able to extend my 20" stand to 36", so it'll hold three sheets of music instead of two. The solution should be easy to remove or fold up when not needed. I know that professionally-made stand extenders are available (e.g. "Stand-Outs"), but I thought I'd give you guys a crack at it first.  ;?)

Asked by ander 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How does one get a Contest deadline extended? Answered

I see the deadline for "Make It Real" was extended and  I'm wondering what it will take to get the Food Science deadline extended as well. A Petition to the Governor, perhaps?  A Protest Rally or a Peace Rally?  How about a cyber Sit-in?  Is there proper protocol to follow or will relentless PM requests to every past, present and future Instructables' Editor and Staff Member do the trick?  Please advise. ;-)

Asked by bajablue 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Need help building a small extension for my desk

I got a microphone arm that clamps down to my desk ( can be seen in the picture) but the problem is that it's right in front of my mouse. I have to have it folded it up because it does not have to be extended since it's right there. It has gotten annoying after a while and I change it to hang from essentially where my window is ( also shown). my desk is has drawers and doesn't have any edges to clamp it down to so I was thinking if I can make a short extension for it. I don't need a whole new section I just need a secure extension that can be used to sustain the weight of the arm and mic. I tried drawing it and I hope it helps showing you guys what I envision. Thanks!

Posted by Crux_Yo 5 months ago  |  last reply 5 months ago

How can I secure a power extension socket on the wall without nails?

Are there any tricks or materials to firmly secure a power extension socket on a wall (or any vertical surface), without using hammer & nails? I've tried duct tape, but it's not firm and steady, I want the socket to be as steady as possible and to be able to hold some weight.

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Instructables Lookup Firefox Extension

Does anyone here have experience with Firefox extensions? I think this would be useful.When a word is highlighted and right-clicked, on the context menu, there would be an option of "Lookup in Instructables." When clicked, it would open a new tab for Instructables, and run a search for the highlighted word. It would be similar to Wikipedia Lookup, but for iBles, not Wikipedia. Is anyone up for trying this? I know nothing about how to do it.

Posted by CameronSS 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Permitted attachment file types.

Hello, I'm having trouble finding a list of permitted file types for attachment to articles. I understand there are some which work, like .svg, .pdf, and the image extensions. The reason I ask is that I wish to attach Autodesk 123D Design .123dx files, but it doesn't appear to like it. Thanks Greg

Posted by SilverJimny 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Should I start with a building planner OR find a company that might prepare the building plans AND build the building? Answered

The planning permission is received. Is a designer better to start with OR a building company to continue?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Wiring an indoor extension cord to a small switch?

Hi - I need to take an indoor extension cord like this and wire it to a switch like this. I'm assuming I can just cut one of the two wires within the extension cord and connect either end to a prong on the switch.  Actually, I'm almost positive that will work. The real question here: is it safe? So, will this switch be able to hand the electricity from the outlet running through it? Thanks, Adam

Asked by Adambowker98 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Uploader changing file names and extensions

I uploaded a few text files to an 'ible and when I try to download them to check them the names and extensions have changed to a random series of letters with a .tmp extension.. The contents of the files look OK. What gives?

Posted by Mark Rehorst 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

universal Saddle Extension for a floor jack? Answered

I have a floor jack the max height is 13" and the second car is an SUV requiring at least 22". what can I make a universal Saddle Extension out of. p.s. no torch or metal working tools yet but I'll buy one if needed. Thanks

Asked by lightspeed66 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to connect adsl with phone extensions

Hi, I have adsl2+  now and trying to set it up. My landline comes into the front of the house into a 3 pronged female connection which also continues to the back of the house about 20 mtrs away I want to take a line off first connection this to another room where I want to use the dsl with an XP desktop. I also want to use a desktop at the end of the extension at the back of the house as well as a fax. I have a splitter which I guess i will use at the back for the fax and the dsl modem. My problem really is how to make the first connection to the first dsl. Would I need a splitter here too? Thanks oz

Asked by ozstar 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


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.

Posted by canida 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Extended bed for a table saw? I want to cut 8 foot ply-wood as accurate as possible?

I have recently finished an instructable on a miter saw cart.  During the making of it I had to use a circular saw because I do not own a table saw.  My cuts where not to straightest and this resulted in some issues.  While looking at table saws to see if in the future this problem could be avoided I noticed that for the most part tables saws only come with about a 30" fence distance.  I was thinking maybe I could fabricate an extended bed with a simple wooden fence.  I was wondering if anyone had made an extended bed before and whats the simplest way to make a wooden fence?  Thanks for any help!! P.S. Below is the table saw I want to purchase!  Sub-question is this an ok quality Table saw?

Asked by gilleseg 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

360 Wireless Adapter and USB extension cable

Hi everyone on instructables, I having a xbox 360 problem and was wondering if anyone has some advice. ( I posted on the xbox forums but I'd also like some advice from members on instructables since many of you have knowledge in electronics. ) Anyways so here is my problem... I recently just bought a 360 Wireless Adapter so I can play on Xbox Live, but the signal strength is weak because the unit is in the basement and the router is on the second level of the house. Can I attach a USB extension cable (a male and female end) of 15ft to the console onto the adapter so I can relocate the wireless adapter to a different location in my basement where the signal strength is stronger. Can this cause the unit to overheat or cause any other damage because im making the console work harder adding the 15ft usb cable?

Posted by joeyburger16 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Extending Servo Wire

I need to make a servo wire that extends approximately 4 feet and then retracts to a length of 18 inches or less. There is a risk of entanglement, so the less sag and less loose the wire, the better. One option would be to use coiled wire of the appropriate gauge, but a product such as this is expensive. What are some other options?One idea that I had was to build a wire spool mechanism like that of a tape measure. From what I understand, a tape measure uses a constant force spring to somehow apply a retractive force to the actual measuring tape. Can anyone provide a more clear explanation of how a tape measure retracts? Does anyone have any ideas of how to implement this into a wire spool? Other ideas on retracting a very long wire?Thanks

Asked by icecats 12 months ago  |  last reply 12 months ago

Does anyone know an easy way to create a firefox extension?

How to make a firefox extension? I really don't care how simple it is, I just need to start somewhere.

Posted by King825 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

How might one put a larger pipe where a small is?

I have a mazda protege and my buddy has a old pipe that was kicking around put its quite a bit larger how might I go about hooking that bad boy up?

Asked by CrawdadMan 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How can I get my usb wi-fi adapter 25 ft. away from my computer with little (or, not too much) SIGNAL LOSS??

I can connect my usb device with as much as 15 feet of cable. When I add another 10 foot cable on to that, it won't work (sometimes it will, but just for a few minutes before turning off). I've tried adding a self powered usb hub in between, but no luck..it's a 2.0 hub, but pc tells me i'm plugging into a low speed port? I am willing to cut, splice, solder, or blow torch!! Anything that will work! 

Asked by JClouse 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

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

Asked by gproject 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

All about Extension Cords: Building & Wiring

I just want to make sure of the right way to wire an extension cord. I already searched on the internet and there were no concrete answers or tutorials to the type of extension cord I'm building. Note: I live in East Asia and we use a type A outlet (220V). I also hope you guys will use this thread to post other diagrams of extension cord types in different regions of the world to help other viewers too. Thanks.

Posted by CMRob 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Contest Deadlines Extended!

As many may have noticed, there was an issue with the site last night.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused and we are aware 4 contests ended last night at midnight.  To make up for the issue, we are extending the deadline for the following contests until tonight (October 16, 2012) at midnight PST: 3rd Annual Make it Stick Contest Hands-On Learning Contest Halloween Photo Editing Contest Halloween Paint and Draw it Contest Please continue to post your Instructables and enter the Contests!  If you run into any issues, please feel free to PM me or email info@instructables.com.

Posted by Penolopy Bulnick 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Flat Wall Plug Adapter? (for DIY extension Cords)

There is an extension cord (3 wire) which has a flat wall connector - great for tight spaces.  I've bought some over the years (about $12 each at Amazon) - but want a supply of the plugs so I can make my own custom/length cords.  I looked at a few electric parts places but no luck.  Any ideas/sources for a less expensive flat plug adapter? One option  is to replacc the wall outlet with a recessed outlet - but that does not work for me. thanks

Posted by 222fbj 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to join 2 steel rods together as an extension? Answered

I want to extend my printers rods by joining 2 together. Is it possible to connect 2 smooth steel rods together without welding for liner bearings to slide over? 8mm rod diameter Want to make the rods 650mm

Asked by hkerr 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

How can I wire a standard light switch to an extension cord? Answered

I am working on a project in which 2 light fixtures are wired up to an outdoor extension cord. I need to wire a light switch like the one pictured below to the extension cord. How can I go about doing this? Thanks, Adam

Asked by Adambowker98 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

whats better? Answered

I am building a hose extension. I have a garden hose hooked up to the house supply, the hose runs to the back yard where it connects to PVC fittings. The rest of the system is a series of sprinklers too complex to explain here.  My question is, should I use glue or plummers tape to make each connection water tight? Thanks!

Asked by TXTCLA55 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Running USB 3.0 extension next to AC line

I have an HTPC hooked up to the entertainment center.  I have a 5ft rubber "wire-hider" that I'm running an extension cord to a coffee table with a hidden power strip so people can plug in their laptops, etc. I bought a 5m/"15 ft" usb 3.0 extension cable and ran it next to the cord in the wire-hider, then connected usb 3.0 powered hub to the cable.  PC struggles to connect devices, and drops them intermittently. My 1st guess was EMI, so I unplug the extension and no problems. My question, can anyone suggest a source for shielded USB 3.0 extension cable OR can I use Shielded Cat6 to run USB 3.0 signals?  Besides wireless or buying a second wire-hider, do you have any other suggestions?

Asked by jongscx 4 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

is it posible to have a extension cord go over 1 km? Answered

I'm asking this because I have a camper and its going about 1 km away from the house and I don't have a gas generator. I need power for the camper. How much gage wire would I need to make this happen?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

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

Can i use a nunchuck extension cable on a charging base to charge my Wiimote? what i mean is, can i plug the female end into the male charging port,and the male end into the female port in the Wiimote?

Asked by ashannon1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Is it possible to make a range extension antenna for my cell phone? Answered

So my job has me out in BFE a lot where I am lucky to get 1/16th of a bar of service. I was wondering if it is possible to increase my signal gain by building an antenna for my cell phone that plugs into the port under the cover? 

Asked by atrumblood 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Fibreglassing a spray deflector extension onto an acrylic boat windscreen?

I want to add some height to the top of my old boat windscreen which will (hopefully) deflect a lot of seaspray & keep my crew drier & happier. The plan is to make the extension out of ply & cover it in fibreglass, overlapping the glass onto the top of existing screen & then painting the lot. I will also fit strengthening points to the ply to take the stress off of the windscreen. Could someone please tell me the best way to prep the old screen ready to apply the glass? Also after I am done with glassing, what would be a good paint type to apply to these surfaces please? Thanks,

Asked by Norwesta 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

How to add a hardwire extension to a wireless videobaby monitor camera?

So if there are too many variables which block a wireless remote connection from receiver monitor to wireless camera, is there a simple way to extend or hardwire the antenna popping out of the camera? i was thinking of popping off that antenaa plastic cover on the wireless camera, and hardwiring a wire leaving out of a window and coming closer to the receiver monitor to avoid walls and other stuff.  I know its possible... your thoughts? thanks! ~jeppers

Asked by jeppers113d 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

How to create a new folder and text file in php.?

I want to create a new folder and a text file while uploading image. I can upload picture but cannot able to create a new folder where uploaded picture directly upload to a new folder. Can anyone help me? //define a maxim size for the uploaded images in Kb define ("MAX_SIZE","100000"); //This function reads the extension of the file. It is used to determine if the file is an image by checking the extension. function getExtension($str) { $i = strrpos($str,"."); if (!$i) { return ""; } $l = strlen($str) - $i; $ext = substr($str,$i+1,$l); return $ext; } //This variable is used as a flag. The value is initialized with 0 (meaning no error found) //and it will be changed to 1 if an errro occures. //If the error occures the file will not be uploaded. $errors=0; //checks if the form has been submitted if(isset($_POST['Submit'])) { //reads the name of the file the user submitted for uploading $image=$_FILES['image']['name']; //if it is not empty if ($image) { //get the original name of the file from the clients machine $filename = stripslashes($_FILES['image']['name']); //get the extension of the file in a lower case format $extension = getExtension($filename); $extension = strtolower($extension); //if it is not a known extension, we will suppose it is an error and will not upload the file, //otherwise we will do more tests if (($extension != "jpg") && ($extension != "jpeg") && ($extension != "png") && ($extension != "gif")) { //print error message echo 'Unknown extension!'; $errors=1; } else { //get the size of the image in bytes //$_FILES['image']['tmp_name'] is the temporary filename of the file //in which the uploaded file was stored on the server $size=filesize($_FILES['image']['tmp_name']); //compare the size with the maxim size we defined and print error if bigger if ($size > MAX_SIZE*10024) { echo 'You have exceeded the size limit!'; $errors=1; } //we will give an unique name, for example the time in unix time format $image_name=time().'.'.$extension; //the new name will be containing the full path where will be stored (images folder) $newname="images/".$image_name; //we verify if the image has been uploaded, and print error instead $copied = copy($_FILES['image']['tmp_name'], $newname); if (!$copied) { echo 'Copy unsuccessfull!'; $errors=1; }}}} //If no errors registred, print the success message if(isset($_POST['Submit']) && !$errors) { echo "File Uploaded Successfully!"; echo "$image_name"; } ?>

Asked by nazarkhan 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

USB wifi range extension QUESTION

So if I understand. I should try a USB cord and check if my reception is better. My laptop is wifi ready I'm 20 to 30 feet away. And to think I live in Palo Alto. Matt

Posted by And to think... 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago