Hello, I want to build a studio flash on my own. Has anyone ever done this or does anybody know how it works. I don't have any clue Need Help!
Posted by Nickmensch 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
These flash drives by Shu-Chun Hsiao are serious. The drives are encased in concrete and are embossed with the weight of each one, a number that correlates with the flash drive's capacity. I love the idea, but 256g sticking out the front of my desktop is just going to destroy itself. P.S. This would make a great entry for the upcoming USB Contest Concrete Memory, Get Totally Cemented via TechEBlog
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
First off I'll tell you to NOT TOUCH A CHARGED CAMERA CAPACITOR, IT HURTS. I had a disposible film camera that I took apart. How do I discharge it? If I cut one of the leads off the compacitor would it discharge or explode, damage the circuit board? How long would it take to self discharge?
Posted by popit 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
What is the easiest/simplest method of making a flashing light (preferably a small string of LED's or a piece of EL tape) connected to a momentary push switch? no timer or any other complication just lights that will flash on and off until the button is released. i want to make a flashing indicator light and switch small enough to mount on a ring that i can wear on my pointing finger so that the button hits the back of my hand as i straighten my finger to point and the light flashes only until i curl my finger to release the switch.
Posted by ambientvoid 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I am trying to make an LED flash grenade that I can use for airsoft/paintball. Basically I want it to countdown (from around 6-9 seconds just long enough to push the button and toss it into a room) and when it reaches 0 it would turn on multiple LED's (in a 360 degree pattern) but only for a brief period. (just long enough to temporarily blind someone.) I am pretty new to electronic circuits. I think I would use a 555 timer but not sure. What would be the easiest way to do this? Thanks in advance for the help.
Posted by livingsoul 11 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I stumbled on this site with all kinds of cool physics animations a few minutes ago. It has all sorts of animations illustrating physics concepts, from wave behavior to vectors to fluid mechanics to magnetism. It looks pretty cool. Some of the animations are more like just articles, and some are true animations. Requires flash to run.
Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
OK, so I've been working on computers for years and have never seen anything like this... neither have any of my colleagues. I am trying to help someone out who has some issues with flash player. Basically flash player is installed on the computer, but whenever I visit youtube or another site with flash, it just shows a black square. I have run every virus scan I can think of (MBAM, Spybot, SAS, McAfee Stinger, HiJack This!, Norton Power Eraser, Kaspersky TDSS killer, Combofix, Avira) and all of them come up with nothing. I have tried reinstalling flash at least 5 times, removing every program that has even a remote possibly of conflicting (using Revo to be sure they are completely removed). I have disabled every startup program on the computer, updated every driver, rolled back, (then updated) every driver, and verified that all hardware is functional. I have also disabled their AV and firewall. Nothing works; except for when the computer is in safe mode. Then everything works fine. Can anyone think of anything I am missing? Thanks! Edit: I did try clearing cache and cookies as well. I also used multiple browsers (including Chrome; which has flash built right into it). I used Firefox portable as well... which should be running separately from any settings in the system. Also; I did Google the heck out of this one before posting, so no lmgtfy links please... ;)
Asked by thegeeke 5 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I was making a coilgun through the flash circuit of a fujifilm disposable camera and multiple other capacitors I had laying around and I wanted to have the capacitors in a separate spot from the charging circuit. However, I accidentally nudged the capacitor that was already on the circuit a bit too hard and ripped up some of the copper connections underneath. Typically I can usually find another place to solder the ends of the component back to the circuit by looking at the circuit board and connecting the leads to something that is also connected to where the part is supposed to be. But there happened to be some sort of blue plastic film covering that specific part of the circuit board which i cannot take off and is preventing me from seeing where else I can place the leads of the capacitor. If someone is familiar with this could you please tell me where I can solder them on? The flash circuit is from a QUICKSNAP-FLASH400 model fujifilm disposable camera. Thanks!
Asked by snyeric 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I want to create a few flash games and I think I have some knowledge just do not have the program necessary. Can I get some advice in this area?
Asked by pastore michel 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Well im just curious how hard that would be.
Asked by wee_man 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Can i drive a camera flash tube by connecting it to a capacitor directly .
Asked by imakethings 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have a 16 gigabyte flash drive that's relatively empty (13.7GB free space), and I was trying to put a 5 gigabyte .ISO file onto it. However, when I try to copy the file to the flash drive, I get an error saying there is not enough space to put the file on the flash drive. I know this is not true because I have over 13 gigs of free space. Is there any reason for this weird error and is there any fix? This is kinda important.
Posted by DJ Radio 6 years ago | last reply 3 months ago
I have several older game trail cameras that have a bright flash. The newer cameras have infrared flash and do not scare animals like the regular flash.
Asked by descoteau 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I mixed Potassium Perchlorate and Aluminum Powder and all it did was ball up.
So...Theres not too many flash tutorials on this site, so i figured i'd make some. I think there should be alot more, it's a great thing. [http://My flash tutorial https://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Make_a_Preloader_in_Flash/?ALLSTEPS]. Join my group, post some tutorials, and help some newbies at flash out.
Posted by lawizeg 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
I've seen some flash drive players through a boombox... where you stick the flash drive and it plays the music files in it. i was looking for something like that but instead of boom boxes , i could change the output or speaker device to use... for example id like a portable speaker or a headphone.
Posted by tanamaze 6 years ago
If someone has a flash disk plugged in their computer and i want to plug my flash disk in the same computer, keep it there for a second so that it copies all the contents of the other flash AUTOMATICALLY AND SILENTLY, AND OF A SPECIFIC FILE TYPE ONLY, or maybe some other criteria (like: copy all pdf or ppt files from all over the computer whether from another flash or from the hardisk itself), how can that be done? i've already seen THIS TUTORIAL, and tested it on windows 7, it's not silent and it's not automatic and it doesn't copy from another flash disk but from the user's profile only
Asked by thehj 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
- then once i enter it i get acces to my files. Does such a program exist thanks-Drew i need this program to not need admin rights like true crypt does.
Asked by dtoma 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
HI, CAN ANYONE HELP ME TO MAKE MY OWN FLASHING BLINKIES WITH LED'S,THE ONE'S THAT YOU USE FOR BIRTHDAYS/STAGG & HEN PARTIES.I'M A COMPLETE NOVICE IN THIS FIELD,BUT REALLY WUOLD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE ONE.
Asked by TTANGO 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
At present the Print Gocco requires a flash with two single use bulbs for every screen to be created. Obviously, since Gocco's manufacturer is no longer making the bulbs, a new flash unit is needed to replace them and also eliminate the waste of each bulb.
Asked by diana_11_6 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Well, im sure you have all noticed some new changes to the website.. layout changes and what not. But i just found something magical The flash uploader... The main thing i like about this, is being able to add multiple files to an upload list! instead of doing them one by one. So, just to say Thank you instructables, you have made my week!
Posted by gmjhowe 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I got a idea to improve ibles.... I always liked that you can ambed ibles by adding ?embed=flash at the end of the url, but what I don't like about the flash player is that you can't change the size (I also tried by modifying the HTML). It would be awesome if you guys could make that.
Posted by Sorunome 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
ScanDisk flash drive worked great for a while but now it doesn't show up nor does the light comes on.
Asked by jbt1965 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
It was a 2d graphic sidescroller. It started out with you flying in an escape pod in some city. With other hover vehicles flying around you. You could press a button and you would exit the escape pod as a blue orb and you could take control of another vehicle? I known its not many details but I hope someone can help me.
Asked by Brooksthebrook 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I have an 8GB Kingston Data Traveler G3 that my computer, operating on windows 7,refuses to recognize. The Auto-play option doesn't start when it is plugged in nor does it show up in any of the available drives in My Computer. I've tried to assign it a new drive letter through Disk Management but it doesn't show up there either. Can anyone explain what might be the problem and how i can fix it? Thanks.
Asked by jshhndsd91 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I'm sure anyone familliar with U3 knows it brings up a menu, my regular flash drive works, because i can skip installing the software, but my U3 won't, and i can't acces it because of this. I have tried almost all of the admin hacks, is there another way to do it?
Asked by XOIIO 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hey Everyone, I have recently been made redundant from my job and have decided to work on my IT Skills. I have a huge interest in website development and have joined the freelance.com and peopleperhour.com websites which are for people who want to post projects and look for work. To enable myself to get any clients I will need to build up a portfolio - I am fairly new to web design and have been using the Serif applications as well as general html coding in notepad and a have some experience in MS FrontPage and Dreamweaver. I am working on a website for myself which will be used as a sample site for my portfolio - It is for an animal welfare charity and will include competitions, product info, events etc. I want to aim the website at children and young people, it will be an organisation that can help children develop their key skills such as communication, team leading, motivational and discipline. Sorry for the long introduction - Anyways I was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to give me some guidance on how to create multimedia games - simple flash games that can get children to interact and learn Thank you Kind Regards Michelle Edwards
Posted by medwards14 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
No programming or 555 Timers are required for this incredibly simple project.Using a pop can, a small motor, and 2 LEDs you can create an LED flasher. Full write up: http://www.hacknmod.com/displayMOD.php?hack=630Video:
Posted by Joe426 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago
Hi guys, im doing ahistory project and im trying to make it so that i can have a line of LED's that will make LED 1 turn on, and as LED 2 turns on LED 1 turns off, LED 3 turns on LED 2 turns off, and so on and so forth, and activated by a switch? Can someone Help me?
Posted by Demont 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have a 6 month old Kingston DataTraveler 32Gb USB drive which is suddenly not being recognized in my iMac Finder. There has been no abuse whatsoever to the drive, and the best the Kingston tech people can say is that it might me the 'controller' since the green activity light comes on sporadically. I've been quoted $hundreds to rescue my data. Kingston (kindly) will replace it for free. Help, Mileman
Asked by Mileman2010 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I was wondering whether if i was to take a normal flash drive, and take out the gps reciever from a tomtom lets say, would i be able to integrate the two together and have the flash drive use the gps in order to locate the device??
Asked by mukz 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I recentaly took apart a digital camera hoping to be able to find a way to use the plain old flash when ever I wanted to to flash it at night at my friends. I acidently bridged and shocked my self owwie. But i still cant figure out how to use the flash once its out of the camera ofcourse with the circuit board and that still attchaed. Any help would be nice.
Posted by CowGuy 12 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hello, I was wondering if someone could help me with a (hopefully) simple electronics project. I wanted to recreate the flashing properties of flashing construction signs (see video below) with LEDs. I bought a 555 timer and created a circuit similar to the diagram below. I ran into a few problems though: The period of the LED's on/off cycle was normally 90% on and 10% off. With some tinkering of the resistances I achieved about a 1:1 ratio of on to off but to replicate the traffic signs I would like about 80% off and 20% on or less. This circuit is somewhat bulky to make only 1 LED blink. Ideally, I would like to have 20 or 30 either all running on the same circuit or all self contained (with less complicated circuitry). At this point I almost want to get my hands on an old flashing construction sign if only to copy the circuit but I know of no way to do so legally. If anyone has any knowledge of these lights or suggestions of any sort, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks, Daniel P.S. I have a very limited knowledge of electronics, so feel free to dumb things down a bit. Flashing Lights from Peter on Vimeo.
Posted by Strombergundy 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi All, question from a newbie. I'm working on a project for my (steampunk) daughter. For part of it I've taken the flash circuit from a disposable camera (PDF 1:Flash+MechanicalTrigger). This works just fine when I close the trigger mechanically. What I want to do is trigger it with the same pulse (from a 555 timer) that I'll be using to do other things at the same time. To this end I added a transistor as shown in PDF 2:Flash with transistorTrigger. My intention is to feed the 555 pulse to base, saturating it and triggering the flash. Result, abject failure. Help! The proposed triggering transistor is an MJE340(NPN). When set up as shown the indicator LED glows but voltage across Emitter-Base produces no result. When testing I noticed that if I mechanically make the collector-transformer connection it triggers a flash, even with no voltage across emitter-base. I'm stumped. Any ideas very gratefully accepted. Thanks, Fred.
Posted by fredstein 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
The premise- The school gave us USB flash drives that have special software in them as a test drive. The software will automatically open when plugged into a computer. I want to transfer all the files in that drive to an Ativia flash drive for 2 reasons: 1- The Ativia drive has more memory2- I will have to give the flash drive back later onI have tried simply dragging and dropping all the files, but this does not work. One thing I have noticed is that the USB drive the school gave us was read as 2 separate drives: Drives J and K. That should help some. In case you are wondering, the flash drives the school gave us are the blue and green bracelets in that picture.Thanks for your help!
Asked by DJ Radio 9 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
I'd like them to flash kinda like the lights on a school bus. Example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHd6ridi_dw&feature;=related
Asked by master key 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Here's a nice flash drive mod which seems to be accomplished by sticking ye olde standard flash drive inside a lot of other metal bits. OK, that sounds simple, but the results are quite nice. Check the link below for lots of build shots.Link via bbgadgets
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have a flash drive with some talking books on it. How do I download it to my music so I can get it to i-tunes.