Portable

I want to know if it is possible to convert something you plug into a wall and hook it up to a 9v battery. 

Posted by elizila 3 years ago


Is it hard to build a gamecube portable?

Me and my friend  want to make a GameCube portable. We would like to know the things we would need to know to build this. Whats the level of difficulty? How much money would we need to spend? Please give us all the details you can. Thanks. 

Asked by PortableMaker 6 years ago


geeks of instructables i call upon you help me make a powerful, portable, long -range emp generator

It needs to be cheap, long range, easy to make, no cameras, portable, and preferably directional                                                    and how can i make an emp shield

Asked by DELETED_madscientist167 7 years ago


Best portable power option for amplifier board?

I plan on modifying an old bookshelf speaker into a self-powered speaker with iPod Dock, radio and 3.5mm inputs. I have pretty much all of the plans down, but I don't know what would be the best RECHARGABLE power option to use. (That's where you come in :3) I will be using this (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/251137327317?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2648) amplifier board, and it will probably not be used too much (Camping mostly. No more than a few hours a day, and there is electricity on site if needed).

Asked by ap1922 4 years ago


Instructables for portable devices

Is it possible to get a portable version of instructables for portable devices or for computers with small screens? Thanks.

Posted by Yerboogieman 8 years ago


Portable Chargers

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Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


Portable hole?

I recall there was an instructable about making a portable hole, or optical cavity with lights in it. As far as I knew, it was used as a coffee table, but I can't find it now. Has it been removed?

Posted by octochan 10 years ago


to hook-up portable washer to sink

 when putting the adapter on do i hold in the red button or what.never did before.please help

Asked by liltonyia 8 years ago



portable DVD: picture have moved

Hi, I got The Lenco portable DVD Player DVP-X7. I can hear sound and view the picture on an external device. The problem is that the picture on the screen of the portable dvd player is on the right side and cut of. So only half the picture is visible with a black bar beside its and the rest of the screen is grey. its like the picture have moved to the right and now you can only see a part of it. Please help.

Posted by m8r_vn6oua 8 years ago


Is there an easy and cheap way to make a portable freezer? Answered

I'm in need of a portable freezer to freeze ice in an ice vest to allow usage when I don't have access to a conventional freezer.  I know that there are retail portable freezer that run up to the hundreds. I had the thought of using dry ice in some manner. However, I'm not familiar enough with freezers or dry ice to even know where to start on this kind of thing. Any help would be greatly appreciated! 

Asked by DoctorWoo 3 years ago


Portable TV

(I hope this is the right place to ask this) I have a question on what I would need to add a TV screen to my TV Radio. It picks up the sound for TV, but how can I tap into that and add a screen?

Posted by popit 10 years ago


I need to make a portable wall, something light weight but sturdy, relatively free standing..any ideas?

Just the basics, was thinking about using felt for "wall" but need ideas for the frame. It will be used to block off the light from a projector, but it needs to go into the gallery space and out easily. Something light weight/portable but  needs to be free standing.

Asked by fly_girl_sky 7 years ago


Replacing portable dvd player with pcdvd rom drive

Sup guys.  I have an audiovox vbp4000 portable dvd player.  The drive reads disks when tore down but not when put together.  It wont eject.  I noticed however that its just a standard pc dvd rom.  I hooked it up to my windows pc and it recognized the drive and i can use it like normal.  So my question is, how can I replace the portable drive with a standard dvd rom drive?  Ive tried simply hooking one up, but no joy.

Posted by kithso 8 years ago



Does anyone know how to make a mini portable washing machine?

The ones I have found online just look like large blenders. Has anyone figured out how to hook up a small motor to an agitator and/or barrel or drum? What could you use for the spinner? I'm just chewing on low-cost ideas on how to make a machine I could use in my small trailer.

Asked by arnold54 9 years ago


Tiny portable printer - Will pay

Hello everyone. I need someone to come up with the plans or the finished product of a really small portable printer around the size of a Galaxy SII (or iPhone) but twice the height (thickness) at most. It must be able to print on a strip of paper about 2-6cm wide. It must be able to print a dot-matrix like text. The size of the text must be somewhat adjustable. It must print ASCII characters and maybe some symbols. The line of text to be printed will look like this: ID0001||25AUG{}12:55 No need for paper feeding or anything. It should operate like: place the paper in the tray, press a button/buttons, remove the paper. The ink should last for at least ten prints before replacing and the device must have a rechargeable battery. I would prefer if you make an instructable out of it as well but it is not mandatory. If you can deliver kindly send me a private message here with your offer.

Posted by izybit 5 years ago


help building boombox

Hi can someone please help. i would like to build a portable ipod boombox battery operated and can be charged with regular 240v with 2 usb ports so i can charge ipod while playing and i was thinking of building it in a plexiglass so it would be cool if i could add voice activated led lights in it. thank you so much for your help in advance.

Posted by qatami 6 years ago


self excited self powered generator?

I have a portable generator (tiger diesel generator's alternator of 220v 750 watt rated power output) connected to a 1 hp ac induction motor using a pulley-belt system. The rpm of both the alternator of the portable generator and the ac induction motor is 2800 rpm so the size of the pulleys that i used are almost the same. Initially when i bought the generator i tested the output with a digital multi-meter and it checked right.(working powered by the diesel combustion engine). But i have coupled it with the ac induction motor i can only draw out 12 v ac at around 1 amp. I tested this from the same out put plug of the original generator. so I'm wandering what went wrong. Any one have an insight to this I would be grateful for your comments!

Asked by nahom.ghawariat 10 months ago


Coil Rifle (not really a rifle, no rifling)?

So, I've been considering modifying an inexpensive muzzle loader into a coil gun with a backpack power supply.... it seems to me that this would be possible but impractical, which is perfect for an art installation... I would then take it hunting, to test its lethality. any thoughts on the idea?

Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago


more powerful, portable amp

I was messing around with some op-amps, building variations of the CMoy amp, etc. But I became depressed quickly -- these ICs' data sheets say that at the safe maximum of 15 volts, they can only pump out around 1/4 watt of power on a single channel! Well, i have a full range driver that really needs more power to sound decent. I was wondering what the normal way of constructing an amp would be if I were looking for 5 to 10 watts of power. *edit*: i'm not looking to run this thing off of batteries... i'm sure at 10 watts, a couple of D cells would get drained rather quickly... I recently cracked open an old 4.1 computer sound system (by microlabs) and scrapped the 5 drivers (4 satellites and a 5 inch sub), two big 3700 uF caps, and two JRC4558D dual op-amp ICs from the amplifier. I read up on the JRC chip (actually, just the data sheet from the RC5448D, the texas instruments flavor, i guess the JRC is discontinued) and it seems that this thing only puts out a max of 200 mW per channel, and typically around 90 mW. Ok i know those speakers didn't get THAT loud without distortion, but i am CERTAIN it was more than 800 mW for those 4 satellites. I am a new computer engineering student, so i can understand the physics behind the electronics, but i am nowhere near the level to start reverse-engineering that amp board. So how did these speakers get driven so hard? THANKS for reading!!!!!

Posted by samurai1200 10 years ago


I want to make a cheap Lifting Gantry

G'day, I am getting old and need help to make a cheap lifting Gantry. I have a lifting device to lift 1/2 ton.  I want to be able to place the device on or near the car trailer.  To be able to lift something like a half full 44 gal drum of rubbish, rocks, sand and tip in into my trailer to take to the dump.  Something simular to this.  Just two uprights and a cross piece that I can hang my lifter on. Cheers Perry

Posted by Perry The pom 3 years ago


I do dvd presentations in rural Kenya, and most venues are off-road. What battery do I need to power my set-up? Answered

Since most of my venues are off the road, I need a battery that is not too heavy so I can cart it on foot. My presentations are usually only one hour long. My equipment is as follows: A Sony 2000 lumen lcd projector. On the back plate it says:100 - 240 volts/ 2.4 - 1.0 amps, 50/60Hz. An Armco DVD-DX600 dvd player. On the back it says: AC 240 volts -50Hz -25W An AMPEX AX575MS amplifier. On the back it says: 18W+10W*2(RMS) P.M.P.0.1000w, Impedence 4(OHM) Frequency response: subwoofer amplifier: 20hz-20hz; satellite amplifier 100hz-20Khz; subwoofer speaker:20hz-300hz; satellite speaker 100hz-20khz; separation: >45dB; S/n ratio >75dB My presentations are usually only one hour long. What’s the total current load of my system? What size battery do I need to run this rig for one hour?  Do I need a marine battery?  A deep cycle battery? Any specific battery you would recommend? Thanks, MamaJoy

Asked by Mama Joy 8 years ago


who can design a portable wind laptop charger?

Who can design a portable wind laptop charger? 

Posted by greenlife 8 years ago


Wikipedia on Portable DVD Player? Answered

I was just wondering if there was a way to put the wikipedia dump file onto a portable DVD player? Maybe a set of dvds to plug in or hooking up a hard drive to it? Thanks!

Asked by joespicnictables 7 years ago



Portable Pitchers Mound Plans?

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How to make a portable copy stand?

I will be traveling in South America and need to bring a portable copy stand setup to photograph a book. Has anyone made a portable copy stand?

Asked by lulubug 8 years ago


portable ipod touch 4th gen. charger safe and wont blow the battery

Will some one please help i need a schematic for a ipod touch 4th gen charger and be portable and safe for my brand new ipod please help!! !!

Posted by agm88 5 years ago


How to make portable apps?

How can I make portable apps from games like "call of duty" or "last Chaos"? People have been showing me games like this on thier USB drives and they can be played on any computer without installing... How is this so...?

Posted by gold3nwing 8 years ago



Make a portable fire pit

This portable fire pit tutorial over on Design*Sponge is sweet. Great photos, clear instructions, and a lovely item as a result. If you want a nice bit of flame to keep you company, check it out. How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap! via design*sponge

Posted by fungus amungus 7 years ago


portable artist bench?

Anyone have easy plans for making  a portable artist's bench (aka "horse")?  I mean, like really, really portable for a woman who has neck and shoulder issues?  I saw an amazing one on eBay, but it costs $250.00.  Any ideas? Here is the eBay link, if you would like to see what I'm talking about.   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dllViewItem&Item= 270363834810&Category=41204&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1#ht_1531wt_1139

Posted by LauraGrimes 8 years ago


Screen and Speakers for Portable Console

Hi, I am looking into building a portable gaming setup for my younger brother from, presumably, an HDMI monitor with built in speakers. The catch is I'm shopping around for material to build the casing out of to hold the xbox and to hinge to the screen and I'm having a hard time figuring out what would be an optimal, sleek yet not too expensive option. Anyone with ideas?

Posted by Postnoctum 5 years ago


What to do with portable ice maker?

So I have a portable ice maker that I dont want anymore. When I decide that I dont want something, I take it apart and keep parts that I think would be useful someday. But before I destroy it and keep some parts, does anyone have good ideas on what I can turn it into? or what I can build with the parts?

Posted by LetsOpenit 4 years ago


Durabrand DPX3290L region free code hack?

I'm trying to find a region free code hack for my Durabrand DPX3290L portable DVD player.

Asked by themaster14 7 years ago


USB 3 device in a USB 2 socket? Answered

Just checking, but am I correct in thinking that a USB3 portable drive will work in a USB2 port, just more slowly?

Asked by Kiteman 4 years ago


How to cheaply get TV on a Portable DVD player

Hi, what's the cheapest and/or simplest way to pick up TV signals on a Portable DVD player. I have a Polaroid player w/ 11" lcd screen the DOES have AV input jacks. I assume I will need a Digital antenna and some sort of receiver. Where can I find these, how compact are they and what can I expect to spend? Is there an all in one or unit? I'm open to hacks. Any input or advice would be appreciated, Thank you.

Posted by defiant1 9 years ago


how to make a cheap remote and key detecter ?

I am trying to make first cheap and portable key and remote finder . please give me some suggestion .

Asked by Er Varun Goyal 4 years ago



can anyone direct me on how to get a computer monitor to work with my wii?

I would like to use a flat monitor with my wii to make it more portable , would like to use a 20 or 22 inch lcd if possible.

Asked by exoticken 9 years ago


I want to quiet a loud portable 5KW generator? Answered

I know about adding a larger muffler but I do not want to reduce the engines power by restricting the flow and that is only half the noise issue, the other half is the mechanical noise from the engine.. I have seen the sound deadening generator enclosures / shelters for them to run in but they coast 800 and up. I cannot find any plans to build one myself . Anyone know where I can find plans for one or have other suggestions?

Asked by nauty942 8 years ago


Car Battery Powered Portable Audio Cooler?

Ever since i've seen this portable audio cooler, ( www.addictronics.com/projects/stereo-cooler ), I've always wanted to make one. But unfortunately the person who posted the article never clearly had instructions posted on the blog. I've been looking around for a long time, and have not found other sites that have decent enough instructions to follow along. It has to be able to be powered through a car battery, and the speakers will have to be directly powered through an amplifier or right through the car stereo. I have the specific model of stereo in which i plan to use, and it had a 10 CD changer with it. But I want to use the Radio on its own, as well as somehow wire an RCA cable to it, for use with iPods or other mp3 players. I believe the model is     [  KE-2303QR  SUPERTUNER  ]

Asked by dledger 8 years ago


Slideboard...what material is this?

Would like to build a portable slideboard..I see tons of plans for plywood-based boards but dont have the space. Does anybody know what material this guy is using for his slideboard, or what I should get for a flexible and slippery board? Thanks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndyUqr-fV_s

Posted by boehnc 4 years ago


What is a cheap bluetooth audio reciever?

I want to make a portable bluetooth speaker, but I cant seem to find the right bluetooth module. I don't want it to cost too much because I'll probably end up taking it apart, and it has to have low voltage requirements to operate off of lipo batteries. Any help here?

Asked by qquuiinn 4 years ago


Any thoughts on this method to power a car stereo?

OK, I've seen several posts of using computer power supplies and 12V wall adapters to power car stereos.  I was about to recycle an old portable cd player when I noticed that the power rating was 12V.  I haven't cracked it open yet to see how the power supply is wired, but could the power supply from this stereo be used to power a car stereo? 

Posted by RicoSPD 2 years ago


How do I stablize a small laptop so I can write while traveling on a cummuter bus?

I have a one-hour commute on the city bus to work. I would like to work on my laptop, but cannot stablize it in my lap during the bumpy ride. How can I build a small portable tray that can hook to the seat in front of me, with vibration suppression (rubber shock absorbers)?

Asked by 8 years ago