Tips on building/assembling smartphone, compatible with 32 bit software

Hello, I'm looking for tips about how one would start assembling a smartphone capable of running OS like windows 8 or linux. Basically what i want is 4 to 5 inch computer with touchscreen, a hdmi output and phone capabilities. I'm pretty unsure about everything but i'm really committed. Thinking about using the atom cpu from intel. what do you think? How should I go about the rest of the project. let me know your thoughts?

Posted by myefs 5 years ago

Building a good computer, able to play games?

So, I want to build a computer, and this would be my first computer. I don't know how to tell how parts are compatible with other parts, and which parts are good. I just want a computer that can surf the web, and support gaming with little to no lag, or freezing. To keep cost down, I don't exactly need to be able to play newer games that can over heat a six month old gaming computer in seconds. I want to keep this project under $400, or at $450 at most. Some games I would like to run is Halo 1 and 2, counter strike, and perhaps WoW. Any, and all help will be appreciated, Thank you.

Posted by Rock Soldier 9 years ago

Compatible together.

After buying a wireless transceiver , I put it that compatible with a LCD Srceen of Arduino, the data on this screen can be a computer display , so cool, I do not need to record. data.

Posted by yeeyuen 4 years ago

"Page Compatability" problems

Hi, just wondering why the site keeps placing links where they arent supposed to be? i press page compatability button on IE but it does nothing...Is it a bug that is known to the admins at the moment? things are ALWAYS out of place, and when clicking links the wrong option gets selected. Its getting really annoying honestly. Net specs: IE9 WIN7 64 BIT

Posted by sokamiwohali 6 years ago

Are Seeed Studio Shields Compatible with the BASIC Stamp 2?

This is more of a programming question, but can Seeed Studio "shields" or modules be programmed with the BS2? Most Seeed components say they are compatible with Arduino, but I cannot determine whether or not the BS2 can control it as well. Also, if the BS2 is in the Stampduino, would I be able to program the Seeed module using PBasic? Thanks, these are a lot of questions and I would greatly appreciate any answers/comments. 

Posted by 4bass 5 years ago

Compatible external battery to my iPhone 5

Hey guys, I want to buy a external battery for my iphone 5, but i dont't know what brand to buy. do you have any suggestions?? Make sure if any external battery to iPhone 5?

Posted by nevinweeks 5 years ago

Hi, I got some questions regarind K'nex Sets.

Yeah, I've been looking into getting some K'nex roller coaster sets, I'm planning on purchasing them off ebay, and I would like to make sure the sets are compatible if you know. Is Shark Run Compatible with Screaming Serpent or Rippin' Rocket. I know that Screaming Serpent and Ripping Rocket are compatible (I am not referring to the cars for the tracks, but the track parts them selves.)

Posted by Champion_Mark 10 years ago

Before I Shell Out $20 for a PS2 Compatible S Video Cable...

When I link up the S Video side to my laptop, I should be able to play my PS2 with laptop screen, correct? And this being so I would be able to record videos and take perfect screenshots?

Posted by crestind 11 years ago

pls help

Last day I bought a 3.5 inch touchscreen from amazon it was written in the description that it was compatible with arduino uno which I currently have but when the screen arrived it was only compatible with arduino mega and I couldnt return. Is there any thing I can do with the screen to work with uno or should I have to buy an arduino mega 

Posted by 2illickans 3 years ago

Choosing an Arduino compatible board

Hey everyone. I'm very new to microcontrollers. I've never dealt with them but I do know how to program. I'm interested in creating a wall-avoiding RC truck on a tight budget. I'm mostly going to be following this instructable as well as this one I'm thinking about getting this arduino-compatible board.;=item4d0e0629e4 This is a motor module I'm looking at.;=item565f5299e3 I'm wondering if anyone has experience with arduino-compatible boards or maybe even tosduino specifically. Are they fairly reliable? Is this motor module something that could work? Why is it only $4 while the motor shield for arduino is $20 - $30. I really have no idea as I would just be following tutorials to get my feet wet in the arduino world. Thanks, BlueShorts

Posted by BlueShorts 4 years ago

BUG: Images and commenting are not Firefox 3 compatible

Firefox 3 will be officially released on June 17. It's time to fix your javascript to be compatible. I sent a message about this via the feedback form several weeks ago. It contained more details. I can assist you with the debugging if you need it.

Posted by RichardBronosky 10 years ago

Intel Edison Base Shield compatibility

Hi everyone, I was selected for the IoT invitational of Intel + Instructables and I as I was going to start testing the sensors I received, I noticed that there was no base shield for the sensor connections included in the package. I suppose the rest of the chosen participants didn't receive the base shield as well. Since the local stores near me do not have that shield ( I wonder if other Arduino compatible sensor shields can be used on the Intel Edison expansion board, since it operates at 1.8V and I don't want to fry it. Thanks in advance!

Posted by plugable 3 years ago

Compatibility with Firefox

Have you noticed that the menu system does not appear to work with Firefox vs. 8?  When I search using this method on Firefox, I never get a link to an actual instructable.  Also, the adds seem to hover in the way of links.  However, In IE vs. 8, the links work, but some of the text and link fields overlap.  It just seems like there are some HTML programming issues that need to be addressed to make the site more navigable.

Posted by Crank2112all 6 years ago

ATtiny 13

I need help choosing a software for ATtiny13 microcontroller. I do not want to program in cmd and need something that is compatible with USBtinyISP.

Posted by sotsirh194 9 years ago

Flipnote Hatena version 2

If Nintendo Made a second Version of Flipnote,What would It have?  would It be compatible for  3ds? what Improvments would It have?

Posted by youngkennyblade 6 years ago

pc file to mac

I have a PC file and i cant open it on my mac, is there way i can make it compatible with my mac?

Posted by ian9114 5 years ago

Computer Parts

I am looking for PC computer parts. Needs to be compatible with Win XP, Or 2 ghz processor.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 10 years ago

Android Games to Symbian Games

    I have built games for android, but now i need to make it compatible on Symbian phone. Are there any tools to convert android games to symbian games? Thanks!

Posted by valeriavetralla 4 years ago

Barometric pressure sensor

I am working on my handmade radiosonde system and finding an altimeter that can be used in radiosonde(properly working in at least altitude of 80km) and compatible with arduino. Is there any altimeter that can meet my requirement?

Posted by LeeS182 1 year ago

iPhone app is a great idea but what about the iPad?

I got all excited when I saw there was an iPhone app but unfortunately it isn't compatible with iPads (not even on 2x). Any chance a boffin could get an iPad version going?

Posted by itamer 8 years ago

Arduino And Servo

Hi..  i want a motor which can drive my robot at humans normal walking speed.. and also whose speed can be controlled dynamically.. Can anyone plz suggest me such servo or any dc motor.. motor should be compatible with arduino uno..?? 

Posted by amolamol 3 years ago

PCB design and cicuit simulation software

Hi all first post here could someone recommend a good software package for PCB and circuit design and simulation on a budget preferably compatible with windows vista and 7 and with CNC capability (looking to build one in the future)

Posted by pmills4 5 years ago

Arduino Compatible Component Basic Element Starter Kit

- Great Arduino kit for  beginners. Makes a great basis for a robotics or electronics Instructable. Perfect for kids who want to catch the electronics bug.  - Package includes: 1 x Arduino duamilanove - 1 x Development expansion board - 1 x Mini breadboard - 1 x Breadboard - 1 x Acrylic plate - 1 x LED emitter kit (red / green / yellow; each 5pcs) - 2 x Buzzer - 4 x Push button switch - 2 x Seven segments display - 2 x Mercury switch - 3 x Light dependent resistor - 1 x Adjustable resistor - 1 x Flame sensor - 1 x Infrared receiver - 1 x Resistor kit (200ohm / 1K ohm / 10K ohm; each 10pcs) - 1 x LM35 temperature sensor - 1 x USB cable (48cm) - 65 x Breadboard cable (8~22cm) - 1 x 9V battery - 1 x Battery slot - 1 x Remote control (1 x LR1130 / included) - 2 x Storage case (1-large / 1-small) - 1 x Software CD

Posted by GadgetNut 5 years ago

Experianced Overclockers??

Is anyone experianced with pentium m (mobility) processors? I've got a thinkpad r51 from the school, and runs at 1.5ghz, I know I can get around 1.8ghz out of one of these. The ones at school are 1.6, for whatever reason I got a 1.5ghz I'm not sure. I haven't found any tools that are compatible with it.

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago

where can i get a under water ultrasonic sensors in india or online. i'm doing a progect on under water robot using arduino

Hello, im from bangalore india. looking for a under water ultra sonic sensor for a under water robot. compatible with atmega 8, arduino.

Posted by opadigela 7 years ago

Finally, Javascript & DOM more powerfull than what I thought ...

.Hi ...I needed to quickly code a tiny tool-application, but I did not want to spend days and nights learning the API of a new GUI (under linux), neither I wanted to fight with usual C/C++ bugs, memory leaks and crashes, neither I wanted to learn a new scripting language like Python or Perl ...I wanted to do simple and fast, and if possible using my current knowledges : my webbrowser would do the GUI, and PHP would be my programming language.At first sight, I did not consider Javascript as a serious (or main) option, because I've kept very bad memories from Internet Explorer that I mistakenly considered as "the reference" ... But Mozila based browsers are more compatible with W3C than IE !So, finally, to my great surprise, I've made my app-tool 100% client side .......................... I don't even need PHP.However, when I run it on IE, it does not work as expected .....And my question is : for the sake of compatibility, what's the best strategy ?1) "downgrading" the scripts to make them compatible with every targeted web-browsers ?2) writing several version of the scripts, one for each web-browser ?Dilemma ... Dilemma ...

Posted by chooseausername 10 years ago

Where can I get a cheap AVR programmer

Hi, I'm working on a project and am wondering: Where can I get a cheap AVR programmer compatible with Atmega chips? Specifically the ATmega32U4. It does not need to have a socket for the chip, I'll be doing in circuit programming. Please help.

Posted by gimmelotsarobots 8 years ago

How to delete drafts of the Design Challenges?

Recently, I participated in the Bose Build contest. While I was editing m entry for the contest to upload proper rendering I created some 8 drafts of the same design and now they are stored in my drafts folder. The moment I try to edit it, it says that the I'ble is not compatible with this editor!

Posted by alamtania 1 year ago

K'nex replica gun building compation

Ok this is a compatition to get some new guns out there that look like the real thing not just a made up gun the gun may not already have an instuctable posted. if it is a slideshow or anything else it is fine. guns are permitted to use any fire machanism the builder wishes as long as it consists of either knex peices, rubber bands or springs there will be three main catagories 1. side arm (anything under 30cm) 2. secondary weapon (anyting between 30cm-60cm) 3. primary weapon (anything over 60cm) there will be three winners in each catagory! the one gun could win all three or they could be all diiferent guns the tree catagories are 1. how much like the real gun it looks 2. how far it shoots 3. how accurate it is at 15.ft 20.ft and 25.ft

Posted by daz108 10 years ago

An structable that imitates and improves Wacom's Inkling

Hello all! Just surfing the web for some drawingtablets, that is where I found (duh! d'oh)Wacom Inkling;=9226&gm;=3 It looks cool, but: * I wonder if Wacom is "more compatible" with products they sell, in other words, buy Inkling buy other Wacom related products to make it compatible with each other. *Pen, pressure sensitive, but can you swap the inkleader with any you like? Especially(correct?) (I'm Dutch ;) ) the pen. When the ink has dried up, you don't want to buy another Wacom pen which takes ages to ship. It doesn't seem that hard to recreate something similar without my assumptive drawbacks. But is there a whizzkid that would like to make and instructable like this? Please? :) Regards Thomas

Posted by TT2 6 years ago

Announcing the Roboduino - the ultimate Arduino-compatible Microcontroller

The Roboduino is finally on sale!!! $40 for a kit and $55 for an assembled version More info and sales information here: Features / Specs:100% Compatible with Arduino software.Power buses along side pwm and analog pins easily accept standard servo and sensor connectors.Powered can be supplied from USB, barrel plug or 3-pin male header. You'll need a suitable power supply when driving multiple servos.dedicated UART 3-pin male header6 PWM outputs with neighboring unregulated power pins6 analog pins14 digital pinsReverse polarity protection for board circuitry (not for unregulated power pins)Optional I2C pull-up resistor locations

Posted by Erobots 9 years ago

Sattelite radio

I have a satellite radio. Got it from World space satellite radio inc. Since it got bankrupt in India , i cant avail any service. 1.Can i reuse it by subscribing to other company 2.Can i use it for some other technology eg. use it as local receiver. say something compatible with the frequencies that satellite radio use.

Posted by jagmeetsinghsaluja 8 years ago

XY Table

Hi, I am trying to make an XY table using SCC-32 controller board that is controlling Hitec Servos. I was wondering if anyone had an Idea on how I would use C# or any other serial compatible programming language to set up a User Interface where you can click on a " hidden grid" to draw your desired shapes. Thanks in advance John

Posted by jtcamp15 4 years ago

triac switchero

I have a touch light switch I bought from my local lighting store the triac and heat sink stands too tall for the base of the light ,I want to desolder the original and replace it with a new one with longer leads so I can lay it down to fit inside the base. How do I know if my new triac is compatable they look like they are the same size numbers are different.

Posted by martin365 2 years ago

Peggy contest at evilmadscientist

Over at, we have a small contest going on that I thought that some of you might be interested in.  The challenge is to design a cool way to tell time that could be executed on our "peggy 2" arduino-compatible 25 x 25 LED matrix display.  You can totally enter by putting up your idea as an instructable and linking to it, and there are prizes. :) Additional details are here: -Windell

Posted by oskay 8 years ago

Questionable advertisements?

Given the apparent demographics of Instructables users, do you think perhaps inline advertisements that read "Don't click unless you're 18" (with no other indication of content type, and in flash so you can't even see the destination URL) MIGHT be a bit ... inappropriate? This particular ad linked to some sort of "love compatibility horoscope" service (bites tongue), so it could have been worse; I'm mostly complaining about the STYLE of ad.

Posted by westfw 11 years ago

Is there a good start program for 3D printing?

Hi, I don't have a 3D printed but I would like to post instructions on making something in 3D, does anyone know what program I can use to write the file in? I need to be able to write a file compatible with most 3D printers so users can download, plug in and use straight away. Thanks for the help in advance.

Posted by JM1999 4 years ago

Micro drone construction help

For a school project a partner and I are attempting to build a self controlling quadcopter. It should be able to use a specific input from a photo transistor and the be able to navigate on its own. The only problems that I can see running into at the moment are finding an atmega compatible rotor controller, and that not including the propellers it is going to be under two inches (5.08 cm). I would appreciate any assistance possible in finding a motor controller of this size, and will keep this post up to date with our project.

Posted by Kaptia Teramo 3 years ago

What frequency to use for a gaming steer?

I have an old gaming steer which is not compatible with win 7+, and I can’t find its drivers either. So, im manipulating it on my own, and will use 4 IC NE555 and a potentiometer in astable mode to press [w/s/a/d] with I-don’t-know-what range of frequency. Is there anyone could suggest me use what range of frequency? I thought 700–4000 Hz would be ok. But I have no idea if it is, or not

Posted by Nimasa77 1 year ago


The USnooBie is a microcontroller kit that does not require any sort of AVR programmer or USB-to-serial converters to load and run compiled code. It's hardware design allows the user to develop low cost USB devices with Atmel's AVR ATmega microcontrollers. It can also be used to develop projects which are not USB devices. It is even compatible with Arduino. No AVR programmer is needed and no USB-to-serial converter is needed to bootload. The bootloader uses native USB and works with AVRDUDE. This makes USnooBie the fastest and cheapest way to get started programming AVR microcontrollers AVRDUDE is cross platform, so it works on Windows, Linux, and Macs. Make V-USB based USB devices using AVR microcontrollers, great for making keyboards, mice, joysticks, gamepads, and other neat gadgets. Of course, you can also make non-USB projects as well because USnooBie uses the same microcontroller as Arduino. Compatible with Arduino. Thin design for use with breadboards or plugs straight into a USB port. Operating voltage is selectable between 5V and 3.3V by a jumper. Protection diode and self-resetting fuse protects your computer from over voltage, reverse current, and short circuits. Buy one from Seeed Studio Instructions and Tutorials on the Official Website

Posted by frank26080115 7 years ago

Talk me into Linux

I've been considering the switch to linux. I have currently loaded SimplyMEPIS onto an old laptop to give it a try, I was impressed. I think I like the Ubuntu Distro a little better but I'm teetering on the edge of a complete switch. I need a push over the edge. My issues at the moment is that the old crapy laptop is just kinda, what I call, my beater book. its the laptop I don't worry about to much and use for word proccesing on the run and simple Internet tasks. SimplyMEPIS works excellent for these purposes. My concern is compatibility with my everyday computer needs....... and my not so ordinary endevors. I would consider myself an Expert when it comes to Windows XP......... a step above Expert if there is such a thing...... I know it inside and out and I can manipulate it like a dirty 5 dollar crack whore. I realize there will be a learning curve but will it be compatible with everything I use in windows? ........ I do a lot of media editing and music recording....... is this a possibility in linux? (I realize Mac pro tools is my overall best option) somebody please convince me to switch beyond a shadow of a doubt. or talk me down from the ledge.

Posted by chaoscampbell 10 years ago

Dell INSPIRON 5100 Battery

Http:// Buy Dell INSPIRON 5100 battery 6600 mAh 14.8V ( Compatible with 14.4V) Li-ion now! Rechargeable, removable Li-ion battery pack designed to work with Dell inspiron 5150, Dell INSPIRON 1100 SERIES Laptop Batteries and more. Overcharge and short circuit protection. Factory price, fast shipping, full 1-year warranty and 30-day money back!

Posted by asdfmakewish 8 years ago

Car Alarm

I just had an idea.... Someone needs to make a car alarm app for smart phones. It can use the microphone to listen for breaking glass, the speakerphone for playing pre-recorded messages (step away from the vehicle, the police have been called), the camera can sense movement inside the vehicle and the GPS can sense (and report) movement of the vehicle. All of this information can be sent in real time to the other phone that you carry with you. Installation is as easy as turning it on and tossing it in the seat! Compatible with any car! Battery backup! :)

Posted by AsianSpanker 7 years ago

Simple question about RAID 1 setup

I plan on buying 2 of the following Hard Drives: I also buy the following RAID controller: Will these be compatable with eachother in a RAID 1 setup? After plugging the HDDs into the controller, and the controller into my MB( is there anything else I need to? Or will BIOS automatically take care of it? Thanks!

Posted by metrogdor22 7 years ago

Looking for Arduino gadget reviewers

Hi gang, DealExtreme here. A lot of you shop us for parts and pieces for your projects and we love to see everything you create. Right now, we are looking for one of more folks to do reviews on Arduino compatible stuff that we can supply. Any mad geniuses out there interested? We have greatly expanded our arduino stuff recently so we want to get the word out. If anyone is interested, please PM me for details.. Thanks! ~J

Posted by GadgetNut 5 years ago

Can I use the screen of a Mattel Juice Box for anything?

Okay, I found these;=VID and i want to use them with a small display. I was planning to use a replacement headset for the Wild Planet Spy Gear RC car camera, but I can't seem to find one. Then I remembered the juice box. Is the juice box screen compatible with the output of this camera? Can I just solder the camera wires and hook up some power? Thanks in advance.

Posted by Trace II 9 years ago

Raspberry Pi 3 Vs UDOO Neo

Which is a better development board, in terms of automation, robotic and server function?  I plan to build a mobile-operated generic wireless controller that gathered data and also programmable in terms of control. I already drop by to other forums and still undecided. I don't consider a development board that so powerful. What I consider is the practicality, suitability, and compatibility. I appreciate your response and I want to know your ideas about this! Thanks and God bless!

Posted by ephtermulo 2 years ago

I'll turn your technical drawings into files for 3D printing. [$5 per part]

I have access to Autodesk Inventor Pro and I can convert technical drawings into 3D models that can then be printed using a 3D printer.  If you are interested, please email plans for a small test piece (cube or similar simple object) that I will draw and send for free to make sure everything is compatible. The most common filetype is .STL. I accept payments via PayPal after the model has been reviewed by the customer.    

Posted by JamesRPatrick 8 years ago

Makefiles and Hex files

I am sorry for my stupidity but I am no AVR programmer. Here is my trouble. I am not so sure how to create a makefile in winavr or a hex file from some source code that I have. Whenever I do have code, it already has the makefile and the HEX file. Also, if you edit source code is the HEX file going to change too or will it stay the same? I noticed, that although an ATtiny85 is supposed to be compatible with the ATtiny25 when I try to program code into an ATtiny85 with ATtiny25 it doesn't work. Is there a place I change it to work with the ATtiny85...?

Posted by blinkyblinky 6 years ago

Controlling motors with my Arduino

Hello, i received an arduino (duemilanove) as a gift for christmas so im still kind of a n00b, i was wondering if it was possible to control motors directly from the arduino for an upcoming project? i would buy a motorshield but im not sure if its compatible with the duemilanove and if i do buy it i wont be able to get it until around easter I need to run two-three motors in bursts repeatedly (ex. Motor 1 for 1 sec Motor 2 for 1 sec motor 1 for 1 sec...................... you get the gist of it) Thanks in advance, Firezone 

Posted by firezone 8 years ago