pls help how to make a cable connector / converter

Anybody knows how to make this? the cable connector. thanks.

Posted by bite_brian 7 years ago


Vga cable gone wrong

I've tried like 5-6 times to make myself a vga male-to-male cable for this 32" tv I have that I can't do anything but watch noise infested cable with.So I'll skip all the bull****. I'm down to two cables I cut one from an old CRT and one from a non-working LCD monitor. Of course the lcd cable has to be considerably thinner, but the cables inside are relatively the same color.I've used this , and this website for a little bit of reference, along with wikipedia's VGA Connector page. The only bit of useful information I really have is on the wiki page where it says the male connector is just a mirror image, but it still confuses me.So far I have pins 1, 2, and 3 connected together at the cut end of the two cables, as they're the 3 thicker cables inside there. The rest of the cables seemed to be the same color as on the other cable, except that one had a black wire, and one with a red one (these turned out to be the same pin so I wired them together). The rest of the wires I matched together according to color and some of them I've heat shrinked, but I figured I better not waste any on wires I'm unsure about.Sure enough, it does not work, my LCD continues to display no signal, and I'm now wishing I didn't cut apart the first hand made cable I had (I grabbed off a cart at school). But the image quality was crudd, and it turns out it was wired in the cable to 5 coaxial wires, probably causing the quality issue as it wasn't exactly standard.Can someone tell me what the hell I did wrong???? Should it be wired differently instead of just a straight through cable?

Posted by Punkguyta 9 years ago


Serial to USB cable?

I have a serial cable for my Garmin Etrex, one side a serial plug the other goes to my GPSR. I am about to get rid of my desktop and only use my laptops but I don't have a serial port on either. Knowing this the serial cable is useless unless I spend another $40 - $50 on a "Serial to USB Converter". So, I cut it to see what and how many wires are inside of it and found only three. I was thinking of making my own cable but I don't understand the difference between the two ports. I saw the GPS 'ible here and it's no help unless you don't have the serial cable already... Here are my questions:1. As long as I connect the proper data in, data out and ground to the USB cable shouldn't it work?2. Are serial ports and USB ports that much different?I read a lot on the pfrancs website and i noticed a few of the connectors looked like they may have had USB cables hooked to them. I've searched and searched but came up with squat! If you have a really good understanding about USB and serial ports can you please help me or direct me to someone who can? Thanks in advance!

Posted by martymunch 10 years ago


Charter cable box?

Well my neighbor threw out their charter cable TV box today.  I took the power cord (if nothing else I will turn it into scrap copper) and left the box.  But figured I would ask on here if anyone on here could think of anything to do with it.  I suppose I could salvage off the RCA plugs and coax plugs.  But i do not think I have any use for them.  So anyone on here have any ideas on use for it?

Posted by jcaresheets 6 years ago


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

Posted by mijac 9 years ago


cable header sockets with .1" pitch

I'm looking for sockets like the ones pictured but I'm not having any luck. I guess I don't know what to search for. What I'd like is a way to make cables to connect PCBs together. I'd like to buy the sockets and wire them up myself. I'd also like 2 pin and even 1 pin versions. At a job I had a while ago they had wires with single sockets on the end that were very handy for connecting to standard .1" male pin headers. If anyone has any idea where to find these sockets or what to search for on Digikey I'd appreciate it.

Posted by nolte919 9 years ago


What do I do with all this cable?

So my dad often brings home scrap wood and the sort from his job but recently he has been doing something or other with stainless steel cable, cutting it up for whatever. Anyway, I now find myself with at least 50 pieces of this high quality stainless steel cable that is just thinner than what I have to tie out my dog. I'm not sure what size it is, but I counted around 20 strands on one of the frayed cuts. It all averages about 4-5 feet, but it ranges from a few 1 foot sections to quite a few ~6 feet sections.  I would love to find a way to put this all to use in a clever way, but who knows how long it might be before I think of something myself? My first instinct: Ask Instructables! If you have any ideas at all, please leave a comment as to what I might do with this. I'm going to ask my friends as well but I bet some of the more experienced people here might have some good suggestions.  Something I would like to know is what is the best way to link these together, if I want something longer?  Any suggestions welcome, thanks. 

Posted by cart562 5 years ago


Dell indicator light? Don't throw it out!

I'm working on a project that will become an 'ible when it's done, and I need a little help from fellow sysadmins. If you come across a Dell-server indicator light, please don't throw it out! Send it to me instead! See, Dell servers all come with an indicator light on a cable (it's really just a blue LED connected to a 4 foot cable, and it ends with very thin barrel plug). The light is intended to be plugged into the server, then clipped to the side of the rack, so you can see if a server is off or on without looking at the back or front of it. Nobody ever uses the light as far as I can tell. Where I work, we generally throw them out. I've been collecting all the ones that I come across for awhile now, and have only gotten together 16. The project I have in mind needs at least 60. You can think of sending them to me as recycling :) Thanks --Kyle

Posted by Kyle_S 8 years ago


Cable remote control

Hi all I am interested in building a specialised tracked vehicle but instead of your "normal" remotes I would prefer a cable remote control that can at least use 12 or more functions. I actually look of building this in to a small Metal Case like you use for camera equipment with a monitor in the Lid and include the battery pack to power everything.  Anyone got any ideas of how to build such a remote and the outlay of the functions. I have some knowledge in electric and schematic. I do have a CTC 3D Printer with Dual Extruder but I only just got this one and have so far not used it as I want first to get the feel for it on how to work with it and look up a variety of videos on YouTube before I use this one in anger. I also do not yet have the Case as I am still bidding on one on eBay. I plan to start the build in September / October and be looking at the moment for a large (1/16 or larger) Tracked Vehicle Chassis. I once did see one in a Chinese Online Shop but cant find it again. I am sure that I bookmarked it but again, I cant find it. So I am looking over various online shops for a set but so far I had no success. If anyone has build something similar before please get in touch with me as this is my first real project that i would really love to pull of over the winter time to hopefully use next summer.

Posted by BernhardK4 2 years ago


Help with wiring

I have disassembled an old vacuum cleaner that runs on 240v/5amps/1200w. I wanted to obtain the electric motor that should perform at 1.5 horsepower. As I was taking it apart I forgot how the switch leads were originally configured. I want to give the motor a test run but I don't want to hit the fuse in my house so I was hoping someone can help me plug the switch in the normal configuration. What order do the brown and blue plugs (that comes from wall plug) fit into the switch? And what order do the blue plugs (goes to motor) fit into the switch? A silly question really but I am new to working with electronics.

Posted by Tyoon 5 years ago


Car speakers go silent when connecting ground cable

I been trying to put some LEDs in my car that can pulse to music. I followed this instructable; https://www.instructables.com/id/Pimped-Out-LED-Car-Sound-System/#step1 My only problem is when I connect the ground cable all the speakers from the car turn silent, the only way I can get the LEDs to flash is by not connecting the ground cable at all. Anyone know how I can fix this?  

Posted by ezeLoco 6 years ago


Can anyone identify this cable? + bonus question

I've taken some pics of a cord that's coming out of a camcorder LCD display I salvaged from an old camcorder. Can anyone identify it? I counted 28 pins. I also have a second question. I was hoping to connect the LCD display to a webcam so if anyone would be willing to provide any insight on that, I'd appreciate it :) Thanks in advance!

Posted by WrittenRomance 7 years ago


Does anyone know how to build this funny-looking USB drive?

Is there an existing instructable teaching how to do something like this:It's a usb drive, but looks like a broken USB cable. I saw that on eBay. :)Help! Thanks :D

Posted by erikboi 8 years ago


what do i do with 420 meters of adss optical fiber cable

I have recently purchased 420 meters of ADSS fiber cable from a local utility company. Why you ask? Cause it was cheap. It was manufactured in 2008 by Alcoa Fujikura.  Here are the specs that I have .701" diameter 144ct fiber Single mode 8 buffer tubes 18 fibers per tube Does anyone have any suggestions for what I should do with it? Or just any ideas on who's hands it should end up in?  Any help would be greatly appreciated 

Posted by idontknownothin 3 years ago


3.5mm homemade stereo audio cable conundrum...

Hey guys! This is my first post, so thanks for any suggestions or ideas! :) So......I do computer repair and tutoring on the side and I just gave my 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable that I use for my MP3 player in my car to a client so she could get the speakers in her monitor working on her new PC because it didn't come with the cable and it's Sunday, so all the stores are closed....she needed one to Skype with her daughter and grandkids tonight in France (we're in Canada) and I knew it would mean a lot to her. Being the tinkerer that I am, I thought..."I could buy a cable from the Dollar Store tomorrow for about $3 that will work, or I have enough stuff laying around to just make one..." So, I just made one out of 2 old, non-working sets of headphones by stripping the wires and soldering the 3.5mm jacks together. Both cables have red and white wires, so I assume white is left on both leads and red is right on both leads and solder red/red, white/white, and ground/ground. As far as I can tell, this should be fine! I've double-checked and my solder joints are strong and none of the wires are touching other wires they shouldn't be as far as I can see. However, when I test them in my car with a 30-sec MP3 clip that plays sound through Both channels, then only the Left, then only the Right, I hear sound from all speakers during the "Both" test, NO sound from ANY speakers during the 'Left' test, and all sound from all speakers during the 'Right' test....what did I do wrong? Cheers and thanks! :)

Posted by dagleykd 4 years ago


A thing about usb cable lengths!

 Well apparently according to many websites I've visted, claim that the longest cable you can use for a usb device is just a little over 15 feet. That said, I'm one for completely disregarding warnings. According to the text on one website: Q: How long of a cable can I use to connect my USB device? A: In practice, the USB specification limits the cable length between Full-speed USB devices to 5 meters (A little under 16 feet, 5 inches). For a Low-Speed device, the limit is 3 meters (9 feet, 10 inches). So my dilemma is that I have an a$$hole neighbour that is stealing things from me and I want to catch him. Being cheap, I'm going to use my webcam instead of spending $50 on a low resolution color camera that only outputs composite (although that would allow me to make cables easier and I DO have a capture card on my pc) but this is besides the point. So I found a telephone cable (as it has 4 wires just like USB) and I figure it's got to be AT LEAST 20 feet long, maybe 30, which is long enough for what I need. I thought because It's all over the internet how apparently the limit is 15 feet, that is would just NOT work at all. 10 minutes later I had spliced the telephone wire between the USB connector and the webcam, wiring black to black, red to red, green to green, and yellow to white (usb side). Upon plugging it into my desktop usb hub, sure enough, my computer recognized it, and the video came through just fine. So I post this forum-topic to SHOW that it is infact possible to go OVER the so-called usb limit. I got the idea originally from a video I watched last night where a guy had a webcam mounted to the middle of his ceiling for a project he was working on, and it appeared that he had spliced in a longer wire than the webcam came with, and strung it across the ceiling, and then the wall. I DO have a question and I AGAIN request the help of all you helpful instructables members! My webcam as-is can see IR (infared) light, as I've tested this with a remote control and it can see the white light coming out of it. So the question is, how hard would it be to build an array of IR LED's to light up my yard, not even nessesarily pointing away from the source of the webcam, but say, an array of led's above the door of my shed shining down so if someone does attempt to enter my shed, I will be able to clearly record them. Long post I know, but this is VERY important to me that this works and I'm hoping I didn't waste my time constructing this, I've had a few things stolen from me recently and it's really pissing me off. For instance, one of my bicycles was stolen, RIGHT FROM MY FRONT DOORSTEP! It has wayyyy more sentimental value to me than actual cash value and I'm literally ready to choke the living sh)t out of someone!

Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago


where to get fiber optic scraps for art project

Where can I get fiber optic scraps, 1-2mm glass for an art/tech project? 2-5 ft long about a laundry basket  to small truck bed full.        Houston TX

Posted by broodinghen 4 years ago


Ethernet cable

I have broadband. I'm trying to set up a second network. The first one has a modem and a router. My second network just has a router so far. Since I'm subscribing for the internet, can I make an ethernet to coax cable. What I want to do is take one end of an ethernet cable and one end of a coax cable and put together. Which wires do I put on? This is probably really confusing, but this is the best way I can describe it.

Posted by popit 9 years ago


How to build a network cable certifier?

I have a fairly extensive lan in my home that is constantly expanding. I want to do some custom wiring and started looking into building my own cat 6 cables. When I started shopping for the wire I noticed a lot of complaints about wiring not being capable of carrying gigabit speeds, CCA being sold as solid copper etc. Now I'm questioning the wiring I already have, wondering if it might be the culprit for random problems. I want to find a way to test my current wiring and anything I make in the future. But as anyone with experience knows a cable certifier is thousands of dollars. Then I got to thinking if i have two computers capable of gigabit speeds shouldn't I be able to run a cable between them and verify the performance of the cable? I was hoping someone here will have the experience I lack to make this a reality. Also if it was possible to make a smaller arduino based tool that would be amazing. This seems like a tool damn near everyone could use these days.

Posted by lerch419 3 years ago


Multi Console Av Cables

SOOOOO i've got way to many gaming consoles.. i collect them  i love them all DEARLY but i hate the fact i've got 20million sets of AV cables for each one. SO i went to gamestop and bought a multi console av cable.. covers my xbox (original), xbox 360, playstation 2, and gamecube/nintendo. so i plugged all my consoles in and fired on up.. and to my surprise i had no audio.. so i checked the av's on the tv side and moved htem and after much arguing with it all unplugged all but my xbox.. magically SOUND. so while the xbox was playing a movie i plugged in another console and bam sound was gone.. so my THEORY is this 1) Single Console it Works fine but i still have to switch the cables around every time i want to use another console 2) more than one console plugged in the audio from L & R is being diverted from the tv to the new console plugged in. but i am unsure how to test this.. and even more unsure if my theory is correct how to fix it. i bought the cable for next to nothing and am not above hacking it apart to get the results i want.

Posted by jgosselin 6 years ago


hacking cable modems from comcast.help me!

Does anyone know how to flash a cable modem by comcast those **** have been ripping me off for years nowand im ready to get my come-up-ins.

Posted by rebuilderman 8 years ago


water rockets

Would anybody like me to post a Instructable showing how to make a clark cable tie water rocket launcher look at this image for a example;

Posted by rocker9455 10 years ago


Reinforced Anti-theft Backpack Straps

Hey guys, I'd really like a cutproof backpack without spending big bucks on it. Can anyone take a regular (aka cheap) backpack and run some steel cable through the straps without making it uncomfortable to wear? Should the cable extend beyond the straps into the fabric of the bag itself? Thanks in advance!

Posted by rwilliams8 2 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 10 years ago


Amazon's very expensive cable, and the comments for it.

Http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-K2-terminated-speaker-cable/dp/B000J36XR2/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_18 I was flipping around on Kotaku, and came across a page talking about the MASSIVE rip-offs involving HDMI cables. I read the article and found this link in the comments. This is a $9,000 audio cable from Amazon. I went down to the comments (mostly to see if some idiot bought this), and found some interesting comments. And by interesting, I mean I fell out of my chair laughing.  -------------------------------------------------- Some comments: " We live underground. We speak with our hands. We wear the earplugs all our lives. PLEASE! You must listen! We cannot maintain the link for long... I will type as fast as I can. DO NOT USE THE CABLES! We were fools, fools to develop such a thing! Sound was never meant to be this clear, this pure, this... accurate. For a few short days, we marveled. Then the... whispers... began. Were they Aramaic? Hyperborean? Some even more ancient tongue, first spoken by elder races under the red light of dying suns far from here? We do not know, but somehow, slowly... we began to UNDERSTAND. No, no, please! I don't want to remember! YOU WILL NOT MAKE ME REMEMBER! I saw brave men claw their own eyes out... oh, god, the screaming... the mobs of feral children feasting on corpses, the shadows MOVING, the fires burning in the air! The CHANTING! WHY CAN'T I FORGET THE WORDS??? We live underground. We speak with our hands. We wear the earplugs all our lives. Do not use the cables!" - By Whisper ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "If there is one cable I would whole-heartedly trust to my Chimera-hunting needs, this would be the cable. No other cable has the tensile strength to properly and efficiently garrote a lycanthrope, asphyxiate an Esquilax or even gag a mermaid. Last week, using my trusty AudioQuest K2 (retrofitted with lead weights, bright orange latex paint and a generous coating of crushed glass stolen from the window of an abandoned church at midnight), I managed to snuff 3 golden unicorns in swift succession!  Pros: Quickly tears through scales, fur, bone, and adamantium with ease  Coils and uncoils from hip holster (optional) quickly and quietly  For a product fabricated from 1,000 Onyx Dragon fetuses, the price is unbelievably reasonable!  Cons: Shipping from the R'lyeh took far too long  Doesn't come in 10' lengths (which would be perfect for hydra, cerberii and other multi-headed creatures)  After every use, I can feel 6 ounces of my soul slipping from my core into the ether. But this may be due to the fact that I prefer to work without gloves. YMMV.  Overall, I would recommend that any hunter buy one, nay, two, of these immediately, and experience the difference that upgrading to the K2 will make in your next quest!" - By Valannin "Pantheon Outcast"

Posted by ry25920 6 years ago


plumbing shelves?

Hi! I was watching a home show, "Beyond the Box," and there was a segment about an architect who build a wall-sized bookshelf out of heavy-duty plumbing pipes, wood planks and cable wire (the kind you see on staircases). I only got about a 20-second look at the thing, but it looks wonderful --very funky and industrial, but clean. I've never seen this before and would love to make one for my home office, but have no clue how to do it from that one video. Has anyone seen/built this sort of thing? Can anyone offer advice about how this might work? I'd be grateful for any help you can give. Thanks!

Posted by sarahdsparks 9 years ago


EDITED: "Odd things" people buy......recent "acquisition"

Recently I "acquired" a ClearVue device (pictures are mine) which claims to use the AC mains wiring of a house as an antenna to increase reception. What a bunch of malarkey. Oh, I am not saying it doesn't "amplify" the signal using power from the socket is gets plugged into, but that it is ONLY a signal filter. People I have seen that had one of these, bought it with the dreams of using the AC lines in their houses as an additional antenna, AND because it had, what appears to the untrained eye, a dish antenna on the front of it (it is just a piece of plastic adding no true value to the functionality of the device). Some people in marketing make me furious with how they attempt to dupe the public. *sigh* A forum was set up for people that had bought this device new, and some of the responses are scathing....I order the clearvue super booster indor tv antenna, in April 2002. They cashed my check of course but Never sent the product. I called the companyand the office is closed.go HERE for more responses.....The unit, I just noticed, has 2 black wires in it. The oddest thing I have every seen, really. One is hooked to a 5.7 meg resistor, the other end is soldered to the "cable" output. The second black wire is soldered to the AC / CAB switch (CAB side), which then runs to the 2 white wires coming in from the Mains plug - BUT it is not attached to them, but rather coils around them for about 2-3 inches. This wire terminates into the AIR. No connection whatsoever on that ends. And, coming soon to a thread near you, will be the second "antenna booster box" I got in this box lot - dissected.

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


USB cable with On/off Switch

Anyone know how to make USB cable with On/off Switch, not just to off the power, but to completely switch off the data flowing on a usb cable.  Thanks!

Posted by dimension_55 8 years ago


Ipod AV Cable

I was wondering what pins on the Apple 30-pin dock connector I should connect a composite av cable to get the TV to stream Netflix or movies/TV shows I have on my Ipod? I found the pinout for the connector here: http://pinouts.ru/PortableDevices/ipod_pinout.shtml. Does anyone know which pins to solder or could point me in the right direction?

Posted by H20 6 years ago


[HEADPHONES] Y-Part Cable Fix

Hi guys! I've read quite a lot of threads on this, but could not find anything related to my problem. I need some help with fixing my headphones. I've managed to break them exactly on the Y part where Left and Right headphones connect to the main cable. I want to solder them however not sure how to connect separate cables... I have a small schema here: http://i58.tinypic.com/24vnptf.png Please note the Copper(orange) and the Blue(Blue) are together: blue is in plastic? coating with wrapped copper around but its two separate wires. Also, the magenta/violet on the diagram represents a white wire, All of the other cables except blue were coated in enamel?. The headphones have a built-in microphone with a button and its sony mdrzx610 model. I really hope there's someone to help me out I need my sounds back!

Posted by KevinasB 3 years ago


Need help with an ati firegl graphics card

Hello all I am in need of the collective experience of the instructables community you see I have a ati firegl graphics card but no 6 pin power cable so therefore I am unable to use it in my pc if anyone knows how to bypass or rig a power cable I would greatly appreciate it Thank you  fidgety2

Posted by fidgety2 6 years ago


i need circuit-bend help !!!

Hello i want to add a little patch bay to one of my toys , but i have no idea how this works ... which cable do i have to use and which points should be connected with the jacks ? thanks roland

Posted by r2d4 9 years ago


AV cable connect to back of computer tower?

What are the red, white and yellow cables in the AV cable for? I want to see if i can use it as a webcam... Shed any light on the subject?

Posted by wolf555hound 9 years ago


Injecting signal into a cable

For a part of a project on Power theft detection on a cable, i needed a way to inject a signal on a cable. Can anyone please suggest a method inject the signal. The signal is a pulse generated by a function generator.

Posted by killswitch123 6 years ago


Cable Ties

At present, I live in a flat I need to connect the indoor tv aerial in the kitchen to a set in the bedroom. This involves leading the cable around doors and possibly across the ceiling, to get to the opposing wall. Under normal circumstance, I could use cable ties with pins, but making holes is not allowed in the flat. I have been told that adhesive cable ties must help, but they appear very difficult to remove, and might leave stains. Any suggestions

Posted by anon_private 1 year ago


How do I splice 2 cell phone voice cables together

I have a Palm Treo 700p and a PhoneLabs Dock n Talk that I'd like to connect. Currently, the only way to connect them is via Bluetooth, which stinks, as there is a long lag between placing/answering a call and making the actual connection. Some phones connect via cable, which has no lag (these cables carry voice, similar to a handsfree cable). I've got the cable that plugs into the Dock n Talk box and I've got two different cable choices for my Palm (2.5mm headphone jack for voice/handsfree, and a Palm/USB data cable: http://www.amazon.com/SYNC-CABLE-PALM-TREO-700wx/dp/B0030BH3EC). Can I splice anything together to connect the Dock n Talk to my Palm via cable? 

Posted by jwminer 8 years ago


I Challenge You: Cable Driver

The new challenge!A cable driver!It's relatively simple idea, but balancing it will be hard!Tip:Use an engine or else it would just roll of the cable.Use weights for balancing.Best of luck, dudes!Link to the group.

Posted by Skreetsha 9 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


is there a way to extend really small ribon cables?

I took apart a digital camera and I need to extend the cable for a specific function I'm working on. Is there a way to do that? It has 12 cords and is 1/4" wide and flat as paper.

Posted by kendallickes 9 years ago


Best way to crimp CAT-5e cable?

 (okay I am now having to retype this out as this stupid editor isn't working properly) I currently work at a dairy (or convenience/general store for you Americans out there) and I have been assigned the awesome job of phasing out the cash register with a fully fledged touch screen point-of sale system. This is how it goes: There is a computer 'out back' that controls the stock levels, reports and so on, and there is the touch screen system 'out front' that handles the transactions.  These two computers need to have a constant connection between each other. We were going to use Wi-Fi but we found that it's too unreliable and not very secure. SO we are using plain old Ethernet cable.  Now the problem: we have no router or switch so do I need to crimp the cable as a patch or crossover cable? And if someone could point me in the right direction to do this, that would be much appreciated (as everything I've looked at tells me something different every time). Cheers! (P.S I know CAT-6 is faster and more reliable, but I'm just using what my boss ordered)

Posted by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl 8 years ago


Dedicated cable release cord for iPhone camera

How could I make a dedicated cable release cord for the iPhone?  I have looked and looked for this end product - but cannot find it anywhere... Knowing that we can use the volume up button on headphones for the iPhone/Touch to snap pictures, how could we make a cord that is dedicated to this function (instead of using earbutds).  I am wanting to use this feature to help with making stop motion movies.  Using the earbud control is useful.  But I'd really like to have a cord a bit longer than the standard earbud cord lenth.  And also would be nice if the cord could have a very easy to press buton.  Clicking on the headphone volume control can be sort of akward sometimes.  Perhaps we could take some old earbuds and cut off the earbuds and do something with the remaining wires and make a some sort of switch with the remainder. Any thoughts?  I am pretty sure that I could waste an amazing amount of time and figure out via trial and error - but thought it might be better to ask for some quick direction! I believe that the more recent models of iPhone/Touch use a TRRS plug as described on this page:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS_connector Any thoughts  - THANK YOU  VERY MUCH!

Posted by bobzjr 6 years ago


diy welding mahine cable size?

Hi guys i wanna make a welder. i checked https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-an-ARC-Welder-Part-1-of-2/ there the king uses 8 awg copper cables for the winding of the transformers.  here (namibia) they seem to have only 6 or 10 sqare mm cables. can i use 1 of those?

Posted by kefflon 1 year ago


Making a wifi powered cat 5 cable.

Is that possible?

Posted by furrysalamander 6 years ago


Volts from an USB cable

I need to know how many volts a usb cable provides from a laptop. I couldnt find any information on google and I know that someone here has to know.

Posted by allstarn07 10 years ago


Storing periphery and cables under the table w/ a perforated plate

Hi there! Many years ago, I found an instruction for storing PC peripheries and cables under the desk using a perforated plate and cable ties. But unfortunately, I'm not able to find it again. Does anybody has a clue of what I'm talking about and can give me a hint oder even a link? :) Regards. Felix

Posted by f.zweig 8 years ago


a wall power socket USB adapter and extended USB cable for web camera

Is it possible to power a web camera to a computer with a USB wall power socket powered adapter like this? I hope this diagram of my guesswork makes some sense to electronics persons. I mean to split the USB cable like in the diagram.

Posted by NickEloFun_1 8 years ago


Making AC power cable to LED for lamp...

Hello I just recently came across this site and just from browsing a short while i can see this is the place i need to be. I currently have a desk lamp design im in the process of making. Yet i need a light source. I know you can go buy a normal light fixture power cable with socket attached. but i need LEDS. im working with an area about the size of an altoid case that fits inside of a slotted wood piece. I need to find a cheap way to make this. I have seen many led tutorials but have not found anything yet on wiring for plug in ac power source and connecting it to LEDS. Im not sure if there are different resistors or any extra needed pieces that i am unaware of. my skills are fairly basic with leds, yet  i can easily follow good directions and adhere to what is needed. Any help would be great. Thank You

Posted by RickyNY 6 years ago


The Information Revolution -- Perhaps we're too connected?

Being a target victim of a hacker, I suddenly came up with an emergency protocol (Emergency Protocol 06) which involves computer scans, network disconnection, pass code implementation, security questions etc. Now several hours afterwards, I started to think about the dangers of the information highway, as perhaps we're speeding a bit too fast, end up in a high-speed crash and all that. Then after that, I asked myself, "What if this highway were to blow up?". That being the crashing / destruction of all or at least most of the servers in the world. All of the information, connections, gone. Sure, the satellites serve as a sort of backup cable, but really, it's not enough for the world to use. Hell, the only reason the Philippines has any internet is one, tiny, undersea cable from Japan. Not exactly tiny, but it's the reason why our "fast speeds" are just painstakingly slow to the more developed countries. This is more of a survival question, after a post... post... I don't know. Won't be really post-apocalyptic, but it is suckish and all communications gets cut around the world. If it were to happen, what will you do? Oh yeah, don't post stuff like "that's impossible" or improbability whatnot. It's a theoretical situation that is highly unlikely to happen, but if it were to be...

Posted by nutsandbolts_64 7 years ago


Cable for touchscreen

Hi I have got my hands into a small 10.4" touchscreen but I have found that I miss a cable. I don't know where to ask but here. I have some pictures of the boards used and if addtional info is need please write. Thanks

Posted by flemse 9 years ago


MKG L - AKG cable for PT40

Does any one know how to make the MKG L - AKG cable, this the instrument cable for the pocket transmitters of AKG (PT40). I had made a standard Mini XRL to 1/4 jack cable but it doesn't work, when I plug it into my guitar I only get the lower frequencies and it seems like the guitar have no ground (when I move the volume potentiometer or any other switch it makes a lot of noise). Please help me, Thank you all...

Posted by Big_Rush 10 years ago