Copy Cassette to CD

How do I copy my cassette's to CD? I have one car that only has a CD player and I would like to listed to my cassette language learning tape, but can't until I can figure out how to transfer them. I do have a CD burner, but don't know how to get the info from the cassette to the burner or computer. Thanks for your help!

Posted by Rawben 10 years ago


MP3 to Cassette Tape

Would like hook up my laptop to a cassette recorder/stereo so that i can make mix tapes from MP3's. My brother's friend did it years ago, but can't remember how he did it for the life of me. Any suggestions on certain cables I need or any other information. Much appreciated.

Posted by phughes151 10 years ago


should i replace the whole rim on my bike?

Should i replace he rim or just the cassette? i snapped it in half riding my bike fast the other day.

Posted by Yerboogieman 9 years ago


cassette tape contest

Exactly how the topic sounds. The best uses for cassettes either as containers for sneaky electronics or some creative use for the electronics in a cassette player. (new ideas to store all your Kenny Rodgers tapes are instant DQ!)

Posted by sciman1 7 years ago


HELP please ....i am seeking a 3 speed cassette ....HELP...please

I am trying to find a 3 Free wheel cassette like the one below here for my wheel a, i am stuck in a small town and it is so frustrating cause i have no transport "I NEED HELP" My Phone Number 0412991179 Kindest Regards Gordon or Macca

Posted by maccaorgordon 10 years ago


Tape cassettes. Hundreds of the things. Any ideas?

Ok, my husband is a hoarder. But only of tape cassettes. There are hundreds (probably thousands) piled up in our bedroom in boxes as we've just moved. We are without a loft space (we had one previously which had a lot of them in) so even my husband was shocked at how much he had when we moved. So! I was wondering if anyone had any ideas on what I could do with them? Things I could make? Do? Anything?!  I'm definitely going to be making a few tape cassette purses I think! But I'm definitely up for a little help and ideas :)

Posted by ChronicCrafter 5 years ago


Is it possible to use old cassette tape's and/or floppy disk's "film" to make circuit boards?

Is the magnetic film inside these old media conductive enough to replace the copper, and if so, would it be feasible to glue strips of tape/disk onto some plastic or cardboard and then attach (?melting/soldering?) electronic components to it?

Posted by trocatintas 2 years ago


cassette/tape deck sensors/readers; what can I do with them?

So, I was at my girlfriend's apartment when I came across a busted tape/cd deck underneath the porch and immediately though "FREE parts!" like any self respecting modder would. The circuit board, in pieces, has been subject to the elements for quite some time, the device made in 2002, I've no idea though how long it has actually been under there.  ("new" place) So two questions. 1) Are any of the components (capacitors, diodes, resistors) safe to use, assuming they were not short circuited by rain/humidity and rust hasn't set in?  (On some parts it has, the motor turning the tape deck being the main and most unfortunate one.) 2) WHAT could I possibly use the sensors/readers that read the tape of the tape deck besides reading the magnetic tape inside cassettes?!  I came to the conclusion that reconstructing a tapedeck with these sensors would be impractical, if not stupid.  Can they sense any magnetic field?  Would it be hard to write an arduino library? I tried looking up a datasheet and get nothing that resembles these, much less something that might belong inside a tape deck. 15RSA0 J2 K1520 Is how it appears on the side of the part, the 0s might be Os.  But the rest is pretty clear (I love a nice font).

Posted by stalledaction 6 years ago


suggestions for retrofitting a late1970's portble cassette player/radio

Hi, I was given a late1970's portble cassette player/radio. the electronics are dead. but the body is in very good condition. It would be cool to retrofit it as a portable amp to connect to my phone or mp3 player I want to disembowel the machine and then fill it with an amp and lithium ion battery pack. it's a bit larger than a 6 pack of beer can any point me in the direction of some instructables or sites with some info? I'm thinking of buying a small amp kit from aliexpress. thanks

Posted by altomic 2 years ago


How 'bout a contest for what to do with old video tape cassettes and/or the tape within?

I would love to see the instructable crowd take on this one!  There is hardly anything about it on the internet.

Posted by wbanta 7 years ago


rear axles for a tricycle

Does anyone have a source or know of a source for rear axles for a tricycle ? all of the ones I have found are 1 inch in diameter or better. I need one that will fit a standard tricycle or bicycle wheel.

Posted by Quadranut 10 years ago


Video issue

I have a tape run Sony video camera. Meaning it still uses cassette tapes. Is there any A/V to Usb cables out on the market. I know I can use a tuner card but they are too expensive. I need to convert an A/V input to a digital format. Anyone??? HELLO!!!!

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago


Urban Art

Hey, this fourm is for peoplewho make urban art and want to show it off.What is urban art? Urban art is creatingand art work out of anything common to you.ie. making a portrate of jimi hendrix out ofa cassette tape (http://www.flickr.com/photos/iri5/3344465546/)So have fun about showing off and discussingthis art form!

Posted by The Urban artist 9 years ago


Floppy Disk Analog Audio

Recently i was experimenting with cassette tape loops and had this bright idea. so i googled it and found someone else had done this already of course. check this out; http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/04/25/video-recording-analog-audio-to-a-floppy-disk/could someone make a step by step instructable for this? (i dont understand it fully)thanks

Posted by synthetic_iron_oxide 9 years ago


Polaroid battery hack

I am looking to use a Polaroid for an art project and I want to get a long-lasting battery in the camera. It is one of the good old polaroids that has the battery in the bottom of the film cassette. Since these are only meant to last about as long as however many shots you take, I will need a way to put in a stronger (possibly rechargeable) battery. Any ideas?

Posted by jacco1997 7 years ago


SONY HANDYCAM ERROR

Sony Handycam DCR-TRV280 NTSC Error message: "reinsert the cassette"      Ok, I remove and reinsert it.... Same error message. So, I google and get this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4K0SpC9Ris I don't really understand which pin they refer to removing and cleaning, so I try solution 2-remove battery for a while. It works for a short time, but the battery removal solution no longer works. Suggestions?

Posted by Toga_Dan 3 years ago


MGS5's iDroid - Can it be Built with Open Source Tech?

I can't get enough of Metal Gear Solid 5! It definitely deserves the 10/10 scores its received! But as cool as it would be to have a giant robot or even a Walker Gear that you and/or your enemies can pilot, I think the coolest thing to have from the game would be the "iDroid". If you havent played "The Phantom Pain" or "Ground Zeroes", the iDroid is a device Snake uses for multiple purposes. Some include: sending radio trasmissions and calling in supply drops or helicopters between the iDroid's location and Mother Base, Displaying a topographical satellite view of the area Snake is in, Organizing Mother Base staff, resources, R&D; projects, and playing music from cassette tapes found while on missions, Just to name a few. (bold font is to differentiate the uses) So is it possible to build a similar device using the open source technology of today? (minus the use of cassette tapes and a 2D holographic projection screen) I'm pretty confident that it can be done, but what do you guys think?

Posted by EngineerJakit 2 years ago


Can't enter contest ?

Hi, I'm trying to enter in this contest : https://www.instructables.com/contest/epilog6/ with  this instructable https://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-cassette-tape-lamp-Lassercutted/ When i click "Enter" it tells me that several projects are eligible, il select the one i want, it says "entered", and whenever i comeback the "entered" isn't click anymore and my project isn't selectionned for the contest. I've tryied several time since yesterday night without success. Am i doing it wrong? Cheers 

Posted by Garagem Fab Lab 3 years ago


My video camera

Hey, I have an old Sony DCR-PC5 video camera, and I want to start using it again, but i'm not sure how, if i can, to get stuff onto the computer. It can take both a memory card, or a small cassette. I'm not sure how to set it to record onto the memory card, but the only one I have is just 32mb. There is a cord that will plug into the "Digital I/O" port, and then into the Serial Communications Port on the computer. Any ideas on how to get stuff onto the computer?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago


MGS5's iDroid - Can it be Built with Open Source Tech?

I can't get enough of Metal Gear Solid 5! It definitely deserves the 10/10 scores its received! But as cool as it would be to have a giant robot or even a Walker Gear that you and/or your enemies can pilot, I think the coolest thing to have from the game would be the "iDroid". If you havent played "The Phantom Pain" or "Ground Zeroes", the iDroid is a device Snake uses for multiple purposes. Some include: sending radio trasmissions and calling in supply drops or helicopters between the iDroid's location and Mother Base, Displaying a topographical satellite view of the area Snake is in, Organizing Mother Base staff, resources, R&D; projects, and playing music from cassette tapes found while on missions, Just to name a few. (bold font is to differentiate the uses) So is it possible to build a similar device using the open source technology of today? (minus the use of cassette tapes and a 2D holographic projection screen) I'm pretty confident that it can be done, but what do you guys think? (btw i also have the same topic in the Tech section, cuz i figured that would fit well probably)

Posted by EngineerJakit 2 years ago


Homemade Vinyl Record Cutting

I've always loved recording my music onto computers or cassettes and it's always been a little dream of mine to put one or two of them onto a homemade vinyl record. Obviously this would be very lo-fi but it seems like it'd still be a fun project. Anyone know if this is possible or if they've done something similar? Way I would think it could be done is to reverse the wiring in side a record player into a microphone of some sort and replace the needle with a razor blade with a blank sheet of the certain type of vinyl?

Posted by Rubits 10 years ago


car, transportation, egg

Hi, i have to build a toy car or something like it, powered by rubber bands so its no problem, the thing is that it has to travel 31ft on a straight line, and then stop at 31ft and drop an egg. the egg must survive the fall from the car... Any ideas??? I'd consider using some type of braking mechanism. A string wrapped from a front axle to a rear axle would make a great brake. It would work kind of like a cassette tape; winding from one side to the other, and stopping when it's completely transferred form one to the other.

Posted by Holder 9 years ago


what to do with a useless remote

I have a sony RMT-CE75A remote control for a radio cassette player we used to have, i just want to make something cool out of it, i know our car(jeep safari could use a new car remote because we broke the spare) but thats just makes me wonder about its frequency and stuff like that is it possible to convert this remote into a car remote(giving the fact that i would make a new case for it) if not what else can i do, i have alll day a good soldering iron and im bored

Posted by Rotten 11 years ago


I think I may be a Scientologist

My library regularly has a cart of books and audio cassettes for sale...hard covers for a dollar, soft covers for $0.50, etc. When I was there today, I noticed three brand new (still shrink wrapped) volumes of pure Scientology propaganda. I obviously shelled over the three dollars. Nobody really knows anything about them, maybe these books slipped through their hands by accident, and by possessing them, I'm a member of the church? Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you, one thousand nine hundred and fifty two pages of genuine L. Ron Hubbard literature:

Posted by Weissensteinburg 9 years ago


To all Bike riders/cyclists/commuters: What do you ride?

I ride a 2000 MGX DxR [yes, the crappy, chinese, walmart version] to work every day, road commuting. I also ride it off-road, singletrack, streams, washboards, you-name-it-I've-ridden-it, with no issues. thus far, I have put around 19,000 miles on it, all told. totally original [otherthan tubes, tires, chain, cassette, brakes, etc] parts, still weighs 38 pounds. Anybody else ride something as cheap and inappropriate as commuter? What do you ride every day? any bikes you'd LOVE to have? Any funny bike stories? Cheers,    B.E. 'Brick' Montgomery 

Posted by Hazzard2theworld911 6 years ago


DC motor speed controling

HI!  I'm trying to mod my Tascam cassette recorder. I want to be able control speed of the motor. So I bought on ebay PWM controller and after installation thing don't run so smooth as I wish. the problem is ... when pot is all the way down at 7 clock motor is off, when I turn it to 8 a clock motor starts spinning and reaches its full speed at 9 a clock. and from 9 a clock to 4 there is no effect on speed. Please help me! .... my electronic skills are too weak to understand this. p.s  it is 12v dc motor and there is link for the pwm I use.  http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111817741979?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2648&ssPageName;=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Thanks    

Posted by AndrisT1 2 years ago


A question: cheap hearing aid

I know a 93 year old in a rest home. When her daughter threw her out of her house (really!) she didn't get one of her hearing aids. The one she does have is marginal. Buying new is *really* expensive, and she doesn't have any money (related to the process of how her daughter threw her out of the house -- she cried every day for 6 months. No kidding.). I don't have the thousands it would cost to make it right.Recently we gave her an old cassette player and some cheap headphones. She loves it because she can really hear the contents of the tape.I'm looking for a simple device, reasonably small, that has a microphone and can drive the headphones with adjustable volume. I'm thinking small (mp3 player size, not hearing aid size). Any ideas?

Posted by alames 10 years ago


Model Railway Exhib - Conservatory of Flowers - Mini SF Landmarks made of Recycled Materials

There is going to be a Model Railway Exhibition at the Conservatory of Flower in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. They turned one of the wings into the largest fantasy Model Railroad layout. Landmarks of San Francisco have been built out of Recycled/Repurposed Materials and placed around the layout. It looks really cool.The Conservatory of Flowers is Recycled Acetate File Folder Tabs, Corrugated Plastic and Chess Pieces for Finials. The Chinatown Gate is out of Mah Jongg Tiles and Dice, Portals of the Past is from Cassette Tapes, the TransAmerica Pyramid had 6000 Computer keys, and Coit Tower has Rulers and Yardsticks. There are more buildings also.November 20, 2008 - April 19, 2009Golden Gate Express ExhibitionThere is a video at the link and you can read a news story about it.Model Railway-Conservatory of FlowersPhotosSan Francisco Chronicle

Posted by SFHandyman 9 years ago


Model Railway Exhib-Conservatory of Flowers-Mini Landmarks made of Recycled Materials

There is going to be a Model Railway Exhibition at the Conservatory of Flower in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. They turned one of the wings into the largest fantasy Model Railroad layout. Landmarks of San Francisco have been built out of Recycled/Repurposed Materials and placed around the layout. It looks really cool.The Conservatory of Flowers is Recycled Acetate File Folder Tabs, Corrugated Plastic and Chess Pieces for Finials. The Chinatown Gate is out of Mah Jongg Tiles and Dice, Portals of the Past is from Cassette Tapes, the TransAmerica Pyramid had 6000 Computer keys, and Coit Tower has Rulers and Yardsticks. There are more buildings also.November 20, 2008 - April 19, 2009Golden Gate Express ExhibitionThere is a video at the link and you can read a news story about it.Model Railway-Conservatory of FlowersPhotosSan Francisco Chronicle

Posted by SFHandyman 9 years ago


Johnny Walker Game caller wont work properly

Guys(and gals) i need help once again. While I was looking in my friends garage i saw a Johnny Walker game caller and these things are expensive so i asked him about it and he said it didnt work. So ofcourse i offered to try and fix it, and he said if i can that i can use it anytime. (and if you have a good memory, you will remember the post i made about how to make one of these game callers) Well, its power supply is 12 volts DC, 2 6v batteries ran in a series. and they are rechargeable by the way. when i plug the recharging plug(you dont remove the batteries to recharge, there is a port right under the place for the cassette) and hit the power button the red LED(that signals power) is at full strength for about half a second then fades to a wimpy red color. at the same time the LED is at its full power there is a noise coming over the speaker and the noise dies once the LED dims. Any suggestions?

Posted by ledzep567 10 years ago


Suggestions Wanted: Ways to Hack a Mini-TV

I have a Casio TV-970D mini TV that is now obsolete in my country (UK) owing to the switch to digital television. What I am left with is a 2.3" colour LCD screen (about the same size as that on a Gameboy Color) which runs off batteries, or the mains, and uses an aerial or a A/V input cable as its source. The A/V cable is like a standard audio jack. Product detail: http://www.ciao.co.uk/Casio_TV970__Review_5319736 Does anybody have any ideas of what I could do with this? My only thoughts so far were to use it as the mouth for some kind of robot head, since it produces an interesting light show when you plug an MP3 player into the input. My plan was to have it speak messages played from that other redundant piece of technology; the Walkman. I'm also toying with the idea of trying to record video onto audio cassette (crazy, I know, and the picture will be awful) and play them on the unit. But I'm sure you'll have better ideas. All suggestions welcome.

Posted by SonOfFurzehatt 8 years ago


I want to add an external speaker jack to a Dorchester Music Maker (record player)

I bought this sweet looking record player which also has a cassette player at Value World, Indy's largest thrift store. both tape and record player work just fine. It has a small speaker in the front which doesn't sound very loud. I'd like to add a jack where I can plug an external speaker to it. Is this possible to do? I opened the player and it has about a 4 inch speaker with only a red and black wire going to the pc board. I don't know how to solder and was hoping this is something I can do easily. I don't mind learning how to solder or if there are alternatives that's even better! I've been searching all over the world for someone who has done this before but nobody.. I've seen other similar things being done and I'm concerned if I should somehow wire a preamp or some precautions I should take when adding an external speaker. By the way, the speaker I'm using is a Bose Sound Link speaker. I would appreciate some help here. I'm such a nub.

Posted by danyforreal 6 years ago


transferring voice/meeting from itouch to pc

This should be easy, i will be looking for my cables after this this, so this is a safety net if i fail,  i want to transfer  a meeting recorded  using the  iphone/itouch  italk app to my PC, i never used the app before, so messed up by not pretesting thoroughly, i still probably would have missed the limit on file size. i bought the premium version of italk next, big $2 , but it downloaded as a separate app. with no files to transfer, i figure rather then go crazy reading all the stuff i would take a earphone cord and plug it into one of my PC line in audio jacks and just play the file. like i did 20 some years ago with cassette tapes and vinyl. wish they would have put the limits on the front screen, i would have spent the 2 bucks to save all this  i looked for a folder to just import the folder or cay the folder the itouch, just accessed the dcim folder, the file is aiff and about 90 minutes so i if had a program to look into the the itouch i am sure i could copy it, would be way faster too, like 90minutes! anyone know a open source utility that would get me in into the itouch and get this proprietary hidden file? thanks in advance. /

Posted by escapefromyonkers 7 years ago


(newsletter) Seed Bomb, DIY Sunscreen, USB Cigar...

Sign-up for this newsletter: Welcome back! Check out our 4th of July Guide, and use the long weekend to finish some Instructables for these awesome contests!We've got three fantastic contests this week, so get to work turning your great ideas and half-done projects into finished Instructables and enter!Pocket-Sized Contest - Think small, and win a custom laser-etched Leatherman!Get in the Garden Contest - Enter any Instructable with a gardening theme and win an awesome computer-controlled indoor composting machine from NatureMill!Art of Sound Contest - Share any music or sound-related Instructable, and win an incredible custom hi-fi tower set with subwoofer, monster speakers, and more!! Lego Combination Safe Altoids Travel Games - Pocket Size Fun Make Faux Rocks Homemade Stickers Keep cool and cook up some tasty food this weekend! Win a custom laser-etched Leatherman! Audio Cassette Loop Crocheted Eyeball Homemade Sunscreen DIY Under-Cabinet Lighting Make a Seed Bomb Recover an Old Bicycle Seat Chocolate Pasta Personalized Garden Stepping Stones Win a cool computer-controlled indoor composter! Win these custom hi-fi speakers! 4-3/4 oz Ultra-light Backpacking Kitchen Business Card with Mints Fretless Guitar with a Glass Fretboard USB Cigar Flash Memory Sign-up for this newsletter:

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


8-track machine

Does anyone know how to fix one? Are there specfic points that they like to break at? I got one a while ago because my old one died (heatstroke... melted things pretty bad), and it turns out, the new one is dead, too. I'm just not sure how. I'd like to try and fix it myself, especially since many electronics repair guys nowadays haven't even seen one. Of course, if you've read some of my posts, you know electricity is right behind jumping 100 feet in the air on my list of talents. It doesn't really seem to eat tapes or pinch them, and if I plug something into the phono in, I can hear it play through the attached speakers okay. The problem happens when I need to use the built in AM/FM radio (mono and stereo options!) or play a tape, at which point horrendous static happens. I think I can hear a motor spinning (maybe) when it's supposed to be playing a tape, but no useful sound comes out. The program selector also seems to be malfunctioning, and is stuck on program 4. I've got too much money sunk in my 8-track collection to make it economical to buy it all again; I'd rather get a machine working and transfer formats. I suppose I should have tested this machine before I bought it, but even if it never works again, I'm two very nice speakers and 200 feet of speaker wire ahead, so it's worth it to me. Another idea: is it possible to build one using cassette tape heads? That would be an interesting project, if a little unweildy.

Posted by Rishnai 10 years ago


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Posted by noahw 9 years ago


Top 5 new Instructables for this week

Want to see what the most popular new Instructables are? Here's a list of the Instructables published in the last week (since April 24) that had the most pageviews.Creative reuse clearly stands out as well as some old-fashioned crafts. There's also our old friend, the Arduino. A lot of good stuff and be sure to check these out as well as many other solid Instructables that have been recently published. Hand made COG TagsEver wanted your own COG tags? I hadn't ever thought about it. But then i decided to make some. I was inspired by a coglike thing i found in my garadge xP Inspiration comes fr... posted by RavenShadow519 on Apr 24, 2009 VHS Tape Storage DriveThis project turns a old VHS Tape into a USB storage drive. It looks like a normal VHS cassette tape except for the USB cable that sticks out of the shell. All of the project ... posted by abbtech on Apr 26, 2009 Viking wire inlayWherein Ben endeavors to explain one of his methods for inlaying non-ferrous metals into steel for knives and swords. posted by ben potter on Apr 28, 2009 Control your motors with L293D and ArduinoAfter long research and trial and error, I have came up to a new walkthrough regarding this nice chip, the L293D.Each project is one project and each one has its own unique ... posted by guibot on Apr 26, 2009 Contactless dynamo powering bike safety lightsHello everyone!! On this instructable you will see how to build a simple contacless dynamo for powering a bike safety light from a relay coil and some hard drive magnets.As ... posted by vbnicolau on Apr 29, 2009

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Gift exchange (Prodigity)

(I'm having difficulty posting this in the gift exchange, sorry if I miss-posted) Hi everyone, I'm looking forward to all the great gifts and 'ibles people are going to make =D I'm willing to make anything circuit board related, preferably digital i.e. analog. Though to see if I'm not getting over my head here I would like to hear what you would like to get if I were to make your gift. Thanks :) My skills include: Medium level of electrical engineering Here's a link to my featured Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/USB-NES-controller-with-an-arduino/ What I'd like to make for someone: ANYTHING circuit board related I'd be willing to make this size gift package for someone: Small, medium and large I'd be willing to receive a smaller or larger size gift package from someone than the one I make for someone else: Yes What I like: - Eco-friendly stuff (solar, wind, recycling, independent from net etc.) - Electric guitar stuff (e.g. Tape echo with cassette recorder, pedal, portable amp etc.) - Musical instrument (ranging from carrot ocarina to synth, pretty much all) - Lockpicks - Tools to help with soldering (Clamp, fume extractor, homemade liquid flux etc.) - Rain - Light (Lamp, wake-up light, visual feedback for email etc.) What I don't like: - Anything fragile (I like big, chunky and/or sturdy) - Fluorescent lamps I absolutely can't have: Fluorescent lamps Type of thing I'd love to receive: Anything from the 'What I like' list would be cool. Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country? Sure Confirm that are at least 18 years old or, if not, that you have the approval of a parent or guardian: Confirmed Let the DIY commence!

Posted by Prodigity 8 years ago


Hommade quad tape deck

I love quad as an audio format. I've been recording in quad a lot recently on my tape multitracker. It uses regular cassette tape, and the regular track widths, but uses all four at once instead of two each way. Trouble is, it only has stereo mixdown, and it records at twice speed, so I would need to modify any potential quad tape deck that I build to play at twice normal speed. I've figured out a way to use a 4-part RCA signal, if ran to two stereo amps, to get quad sound to my speakers. Therefore, I would need to modify my homebrew quad tape deck to have 4-part RCA out. I'm still a little fuzzy on the particulars of that. In order to read all four tracks, I'm considering just taking two stereo heads and putting them next to each other, but due to width constraints, that would probably mean being unable to sync their output, let alone record anything. I suppose I could yank the quad head out of a junk Tascam, but good luck finding a junk Tascam! Any ideas on solving this issue? Perhaps work in an output lag somehow on the forward head's output so that they are synced again? One idea that I have, if I can get the outputs synced, is to just pull the head out of one tape deck and make the wires long enough that I can install it in the other deck, still attached to its own electronics, though. Then there would be four RCA jacks out (two from eah machine) and it would require the minimum amount of hacking things up. Then I'd connect the two cases in to uber case (duct tape, porbably), and go on my merry four-channel way. Anyway, is anybody else a fan of this format, and have you thought about making a quad tape deck? If someone has ever ripped up analog tape decks (or knows the nitty-girtty of how they work), please don't hesitate to give some input to this project!

Posted by Rishnai 10 years ago


Need advice for adding aux-in/line-in to Philips AE2160/00-A AM/MW/LW portable radio

Hey there, this is my first post! :) I'm from Germany, so please excuse my grammar! :D The reason why I'm opening up this new topic is, I didn't find any instructable or guide on how to add an aux-in/line-in to my simple mono AM/MW/LW radio Philips AE2160/00-A. There's not much to find out about the technical specifications besides the standard product information: Tuner • Analogue tuning • Wave ranges FM 87.5 - 108 MHz MW 525 - 1606.5 kHz /04 LW 150 -255 kHz /00c FM/MW /04 FM/MW/LW /05 FM/MW/LW • Ferroceptor for MW (and LW) • Telescopic aerial for FM (and SW) Amplifier • Max. output power 300 mW RMS • Tone control Music /News Sound system • Loud speaker 100 mm • Metal grill Power supply • External supply /00c, /04 230V /05 240V AC • Batteries 2 x 1.5V , type R20/D cell/UM1 Connections • Headphone socket 3.5mm General • Material Polystyrene, metal grill • Weight (g) 520 • Dimensions (mm) 210 W x 150H Here's a link to a photo of the device: http://images.philips.com/is/image/PhilipsConsumer/AE2160_00-_FP-global-001?wid=2000&hei;=2000&$jpglarge$ I didn't even find schematics/circuit diagrams for this or a similar device. There are lots of tutorials on how to add such an input to a car radio or a boombox/stereo cassette player a.s.o., but not for a simple AM/MW/LW radio. My questions are: 1.) Are there any similar hack projects here in the step-by-step or forum section? 2.) How do I find the right connector or place to solder a 2-way-switch between the sections (tuner, amp, speaker)? After the hacking job, it should be possible to switch between normal radio listening mode and aux-in/line-in mode from an external mp3 player, notebook, a.s.o.. 3.) Is there anything else to know for this project? Yesterday I've opened up the case for the first time and looked over the circuit board and the connections. I had no cam to take pictures, but I try to take some mobile phone cam pictures of the circuitry and parts at the next opportunity! Cheers, arok1

Posted by arok1 5 years ago


DIY Halloween 2007 Winners Announced

Instructables, MAKE Magazine, and PopSci are happy to announce the winners of the DIY Halloween 2007 Contest! We saw some amazing entries this year. There were over 150 Instructables entered into the contest group and almost 1,000 photos submitted to the DIY Halloween Flickr pool. The competition was pretty intense and the judging was difficult, but we're very happy with all of the winners and once again wish we had more prizes to give out to all of the people that deserved them. A big thank you to everyone who entered and showed us that Halloween is truly the best holiday of the year.If you didn't have the chance to enter, don't worry! We'll be having another contest next year.Winners will be contacted via PM with prize-claiming instructions.Without further ado, let's check out the winners, category by category. Hack-o-LanternFirst Prize - Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + a MAKE warranty voider or MAKE bomb defuser leatherman tool + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition Life-size Skeleton Pumpkin Carving Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a MAKE warranty voider or MAKE bomb defuser leatherman tool + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition Super Mario Bros. LED Mushroom Halloween Pumpkin! Animated Jack-O-Lantern Third Prize - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.Beware of the horrible pumpkin bots .... dry ice pumpkin for Halloween Laser PumpkinPhoto/Video - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a MAKE warranty voider or MAKE bomb defuser leatherman tool + and a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.My 178pound friend / bigskull Crime Scene Pumpkin CostumesFirst Prize - Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + DIY Laptop bag by Skooba + year one or year two of MAKE + a copy of MAKE's Halloween editionMystic Lord costume: horns, armor,silk painting + more (oh my) Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + DIY Laptop bag by Skooba + year one or year two of MAKE + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition Six-armed Hindu goddess Kali Costume Toddler Flintstone car Third Prize - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.How to make a pair of Angel Wings The SOLO CUP Lobster! Halloween 2007 - "Who Ya Gonna Call?"Photo/Video - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + DIY Laptop bag by Skooba + year one or year two of MAKE + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.Toy soldiers Price is right family Decorations, Gadgets, and MoreFirst Prize - Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + MAKE controller kit + a copy of MAKE's Halloween editionHow to Build a Spooky Working Drawbridgewith Sounds and LightSecond Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + MAKE controller kit + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition Tesla CD Turbine With Scary Steampunk Laser PumpkinCutter Attachment Mac-O-Lanterns Third Prize - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.Life Size Operation Game Halloween Animatronics Spooky Backwards Spinning Clock Made from Cassette Player MotorPhoto/Video - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a MAKE t-shirt + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.Huge Spider Corpse Tray FoodFirst Prize - Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit + $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt + a year of Craft + a sushi wallet kit + a copy of MAKE's Halloween editionAnimated Halloween Cake Second Prize - A $50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus + a limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a year of Craft + a sushi wallet kit + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition Smoked Salmon Skull Blood Splattered Extra SatanicDeviled Eggs Third Prize - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.Frankenstein Finger Cookies Halloween Graveyard Cake Frog Spawn and Swamp Water TeaPhoto/Video - A limited-edition Instructables Halloween t-shirt and stickers + a year of Craft + a sushi wallet kit + and a copy of MAKE's Halloween edition.Thorax Kang Kodos Halloween cupcakes Grand Prize! A trip to next year's Maker Faire in San Mateo, including airfare, hotel, and event ticket + Makita drill or Wusthof knives or EL wire kit+$50 gift certificate from American Science & Surplus Realistic Werewolf Costume Judging was done by staff at Instructables, MAKE: Magazine, and popsci.com.

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