Apparently it's turned off so I can't use IntelPROSet/Wireless to connect to the Internet.
Asked by JLJ50 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Apparently it's turned off so I can't use IntelPROSet/Wireless to connect to the Internet.
Asked by JLJ50 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
I bought a laptop from a friend that he's had for a few years (about 8, old laptop, i know) , and according to him, his dads friend installed a hardware keylogger a couple of years after he first got it. I am wondering if it is possible to detect without taking apart the laptop.
Asked by RMConstruction 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi everyone, I am an Italian student graduating at Bocconi University, writing a final thesis about Open Source Hardware opportunities for users’ innovation - with a special focus on Arduino-based projects. Consequently, I am collecting the experiences of users who developed AND commercialized their projects based on Open Source Hardware (Arduino and/or similar).Therefore, if you want to learn more about my research, and you wish to collaborate with me for a short interview by email or by phone/Skype, please do not hesitate to contact me at remo.a [at] studbocconi.it Of course, at the end of my research - if you will find it interesting - I will be more than welcome to send the outcome to you, given that some results may help you to develop your business. I really hope to find some of you available to collaborate in my academic research. Thanks, Remo
Posted by remogiovanni 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi guys Ive got an Epiphone Les Paul standard. I wonna replace some things by better ones but i dont know were to start. If someone can just tell me what to replace and wich by wich part i would be very happy. thnx annyway
I'm planning on building my own electric guitar (I have access to all the necessary tools) but I don't know of a good places to buy guitar hardware online (pickups, bridges, machine heads, etc.). So does anyone know of any good, reputable online merchants?
Asked by RelaxedSoup 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hi Open Source Hardware is getting talked about in the news a lot. Have you thought about recreating a open source hardware design for the learning process or improve on it? If you have have you gotten frustrated because your design has to be different and very from the previous design because you had to work your way around limited documentation? Can you realy make a improvement if more than one change is made fallowing the scientific method. For example lets look at a recipe: You are going to make a cookie. You will need these ingredients. What are their manufactures , manufacturer part numbers and suppliers? These should have sources on the internet because you are expecting some one to build off of this. You use measurement devices to put the ingredients together in steps. You mention the settings you set the oven and cutters at and how long. 3d printers and electronics I have seen not have the parts list look at the open source electronics designs by DIY Drones or prusa i3 or prusa air 2 printer it does not have a parts list that is orderable for the metal rods.
Posted by josheeg 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Hi, I want to control some servos remotely. I'll be using a picaxe, either 08 or 18x, and I was wondering what hardware to use for RF transmission (remote) and receiving (please don't just tell me to take apart a toy car, I don't have one on hand and I want to do this myself). Also, some tips on how to code this would be great. Oh and parts wise I'd prefer to buy through Sparkfun, especially as they're going through the whole getting sued by SPARC thing. Thanks!
Asked by sciguy77 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I need someone to assure me that I've done this right before I order parts. I plan on playing a lot of graphics-heavy games and watching a lot of HD video. It would be nice if you could point out incompatibilities and possibly find cheaper hardware that works just as well or better. I want to run Windows 7 Home Premium on this. Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811226039&cm;_re=N82E16811121067-_-11-226-039-_-Product Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128421 Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067&cm;_re=intel_core_i5-760-_-19-115-067-_-Product Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027&cm;_re=silencer_mk_ii-_-17-703-027-_-Product RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104202&cm;_re=KHX1600c9d3b1k2-_-20-104-202-_-Product Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&cm;_re=wd_caviar_black_1tb-_-22-136-533-_-Product Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150489&cm;_re=nvidia_geforce_9800_gt-_-14-150-489-_-Product Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102034&cm;_re=pci_express_sound_blaster_x-fi_titanium-_-29-102-034-_-Product Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136169&cm;_re=N82E16827136147-_-27-136-169-_-Product Wireless Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833166051&cm;_re=N82E16833124069-_-33-166-051-_-Product
Asked by Robotrekker 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I want to create an interactive device which allows for people to press a button, and copy files stored on a flash drive onto their own flash drive. I tried looking for usb cloners/duplicators , and found a lot of devices which are for SATA copying etc. Ideally, I would love to be able to power it outside of an outlet, although having the option wouldn't hurt either. Not sure if this has been created or could be created with the right minds and resources. thank you for any assistance!
Asked by erickmercer 4 years ago | last reply 6 months ago
Hi All, My brother kindly gave me a bag of electrical stuff that were being tossed from his office. Included is a SFX 5.4 Louspeaker (pics below). It has two screw terminals, and I was wondering if it would be possible to connect this to my Galaxy S phone. I have a length of headphone cable. I've stripped off the headphones, and exposed the wires, however I'm a little confused as theres more wire than I was expecting. The other end of the cable terminates in a 3.5mm jack. Anyone have any ideas on how to connect this up? I'd also like to interface this with arduino, but getting it to work with my phone is first! Thanks Jason
Asked by inbox.jason 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hello everybody. I need help to carry out my ambitious project a gaming platform in the cloud. if you intereste please contact me. I need help for the development of hardware and software. You can request more information.Contact me
Posted by bellotero69 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Using any common household technology, how can one create a compact device that can crash a computer without actually doing anything to software. hardware crash. idk magnetic fields, large electric currents? something hand-held preferably. Safe to hold not safe to a computer within a few inches. Update: You are all right, a reversible device is best, but not completely, as in wipes all memory but the computer is not actually destroyed so can still function with a new OS installed
Asked by amelius 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I need help on making a program for a stamp preprocessor with two if the els statements for two different IR leds.?
Asked by LucasOchoa 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I have very limited space to work out of and would like do away with big monitor. Even more limited is money. But parts, inngenuity and creativity abound! I love to make cool stuff out of found crap. Can I use my IBM Profile, (flat screen with whole computer housed within the screen), as just a monitor for my desktop machine. (Compaq Pavillion, XP sp3)? Can I make a monitor out of my laptop LCD screen? ( Acer Travelmate- it fried due to frequent overheating, not sure yet what is good/bad internally, gets stuck trying to boot, screen is fine) What is essential to a monitors' functioning, (hardware, driver, software, emmulation)? I've researched the subject a little bit, but havent found definitively the minimum of parts or features I need to make it work. I found more info on how much more you can get it to do, other than just BE A SCREEN for my desktop machine, and most of the info seems to take for granted that the reader has done this kind of mod or adaptation before. I'm clever and have some skills but it is not my profession, just a DIY that interests and challenges me to DO IT, and it would give me back my work surface. So? Can it be done? Is it practical? Better ideas maybe? Thanx All.
Asked by ASTRALBURNER 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Okay so, I'm really lost and need some help for my school project. The goal is to charge a battery with solar cells that will power up a lamp/light bulb (whichever I can more feasibly do). I've constructed a series of panels that puts out about 17 volts. I understand that I will need to connect to positive and negative ends of the series to the respective ends on the twelve volt battery I have, but then I don't know how I wire in the light bulb?? I haven't taken any physics yet so I don't know much about electricity yet. I have an outlet kit like this one:http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41kJjoNq2YL._SL500_SS500_.jpgwhich I received cause I was going to plug in a lamp? But I have no idea how I would do that so I'm probably just going to use this mounting bracket I have. But again. I don't know how to physically do that. Do I need to solder another wire to one of the cells in the series and then just solder it to the end of the light bulb? I'm probably going to need a very dumbed-down explanation of what exactly I need to do to get this thing working. Thank you sssoooooo much if you can help!
Asked by madskillets 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
I need a flexible, reusable, poured mold but it needs to be as cheap as possible. The RTV silicone that I see available specifically for moldmaking is too expensive for me. I know that there are lots of different formulations of silicone and rubber for home improvement and automotive use, and most are inexpensive. Are any of these good for making molds? Which is best?
Asked by Eriswerks 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I'm not sure how many instructables readers/authors identify with the open source community, but what you guys are doing in terms of publicly documenting hardware projects is awesome and makes your perspective especially valuable. The Open Hardware Toolchain Survey is an attempt to uncover a basic list of user/developer requirements that can be contributed to the documentation discussion and, ultimately, lead to a new generation of collaboration tools. I would like to personally ask you to take 10-15 minutes to add your perspective and/or pass this request along to anyone you think might be interested. The compiled results of the survey will be made available and will also be used at the OSHWA's DocJam. Not sure if I can post links but you can just google "wareium survey" and it will be right at the top. Matthew Maier
Posted by printthat 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Is it legal to install mac os on vmware and is it possible to install it on a pc without hardware virtualization support???
Asked by arv_christos 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I have an HP Pavillion dv9339us with the expresscard remote. I've recently reformatted both hard-drives in it (including removing the recovery partition) and now the expresscard remote won't work. I know the remote itself is functioning fine, because i can see the UV led pulse when i point it at my webcam, but no amount of driver installs or websearching can get the computer to respond to it. Everything else on the laptop works fine. Any ideas?
Asked by Transience 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am designing a tactical airsoft flashlight, and want to build the first prototype in a 1 inch diameter PVC tube. I was wondering if it was safe to put electronic hardware inside of a PVC tube, or if was dangerous or could destroy the hardware. Thanks!
Asked by fearmonger12 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I am looking to buy the INNER hardware for a small/cheap recording device. I just need the hardware to record 30secs of voice audio. I do not need an outter casing for the hardware as I am making my own case for the hardware. Nothing fancy just cheap & basic. HELP!!!!!!!!! Thanks! Tracey
Asked by fire1973 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have a homemade wooden buckle from which the back is now naked!?
Asked by arjaygee 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I've seen it so many times in robots computers etc, i wanted to know which software does that job? rather how to operate a hardware using codes?
Asked by ankur2893 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Here on Instructables we offer authors the ability to wrap their Instructable with a variety of licenses, most notably the Creative Common Licenses (check here for your default license). These licenses only apply to the Instructable itself as a work that can be copyrighted; they do not apply to the idea presented in the Instructable. Under current law, the only way to protect the idea presented in the Instructable is through a patent. While we've toyed with the idea of a "publish this Instructable and apply for a provisional patent" button, patents are expensive and time-consuming. I have a few myself (through MIT and Squid Labs), and can say with some authority that getting a patent through the application process, defending it, and possibly licensing it is a game for corporations and is out of reach for most individuals. Roey asked me about this issue in regards to his Universal Nut Sheller (from here):"So we've figured out a way to make cheap molds anywhere in the world for the Universal Nut Sheller, https://www.instructables.com/id/EPNPAI9025EVYDUURQ/ our of concrete I'll be posting things as I go along. By the by, I was wondering if you guys had fully explored the legal issues dealing with these creative commons licences and technology. According to everything I'm aware of Creative Commons only applies to works that can be copyrighted. According to How Stuff Works: http://www.howstuffworks.com/question492.htm (admittedly not the best source) Copyrights are: Literary worksPictorial, graphic, and sculptural worksMusical worksSound recordingsDramatic worksPantomimes and choreographic worksMotion pictures and other audio-visual worksArchitectural worksand patents are: "any new and useful process, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof" I spoke to Jamie Love ( http://www.cptech.org/jamie/ ) about this and he told me that we need to get in contact with the folks that run Science Commons http://sciencecommons.org/ . Apparently their executive Director John Wilbanks also works for MIT. I've been trying but so far no luck. I'd be interested in hearing what you know about this area. I would love be wrong, it would be great if licencing our technology is as easy as picking a CC Licence, I'm just not sure that it is."I forwarded the question along to Eric Steuer, the Creative Director of the Creative Commons, who said:"A CC license can apply to the drawings and possibly the 3D shapes to the extent that the copyrightable elements are separable from the functional part, but there is no copyright in utilitarian designs - that stuff is better protected as a design patent (if it meets the threshold) and then he could apply a CC-like license to it...although given you only have patent rights by applying (as opposed to copyright that applies automatically) he could just not patent it and then everyone can use it..."Recently, people over at tapr.org released drafts of open-source hardware licenses. I got the following message from Jonathan Kuniholm at Duke asking for comments on the drafts: "I have spoken with each of you regarding our interest in the infrastructure for the sharing of hardware designs. An organization with its roots in amateur radio and open source software has released a draft of two open hardware licenses ( http://www.tapr.org/OHL ). I believe that the inspiration is primarily electronic hardware, but the concept addresses issues we have encountered in our work with The Open Prosthetics Project and its parent organization, the newly incorporated Shared Design Alliance. We have been interested in the ways that we might protect those who choose to share designs for public good from the possibility of having those designs patented out from under them or otherwise removed from the public domain, as well as helping them avoid the cost and time delays of patent protection for efforts from which they are not trying to profit. These draft licenses also address liability issues, which are another can of worms. I would be interested to hear thoughts from folks more knowledgeable than I about the effectiveness and potential pitfalls of such measures, given the difference between the issues surrounding physical designs and patents (for which there is currently no open license option outside of patent-related measures), and those surrounding items traditionally protected by copyright, which can currently be released under Creative Commons or GNU licenses ( http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ , http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html , http://www.fsf.org/ ). The TAPR folks have invited comment on their draft, and I think that this is as good an effort as I've seen so far. If you have interest or expertise in this area, please submit comments through the TAPR site, and please forward this to anyone else you know who may be interested."This is obviously an issue at the very core of open-source hardware and Instructables, so I encourage you to take a look and tell us what you think.
Posted by ewilhelm 11 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
Asked by apoorva.chaudhary.7902 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Hi everyone.... I like ethernet related project with Arduino and Arduino Ethernet shield. So now I want to open you a network relate problem. As you know or not Arduino Ethernet shield is made from TCPIP Hardware chip (W5100 of Wiznet Company) and other component. Recently I heard that TCPIP Hardware stack (with Hardware chip) is more stronger than S/W stack from networking attack such as flooding, spoofing and so on. But I want to know technical basis why Hardware tcpip chip is "Unattackable" from networking attack. If there is a anyone have a knowledge about networking via internet... please share your knowldege or your thinking.
Posted by iam_maker_leo 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago
I've got an older (2005) desktop pc and I'm thinking about installing Fedora 15 on it. I've heard that GNOME 3 should have hardware accelation for the graphics. Is this true?
Asked by megakacktus 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Posted by MichaelP170 3 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Solve any computer hardware problem Hi, I am sandip golani a Chip-Level Engineer, Engaged in repairing of computer and paripherals since last 20 years. I am also imparting chip-level training. If you have any problem related to computer hardware or chip level repair work feel free to mail me. my website is www.compudrivesystem.com visit and mail me the feedback. thanks Sandip Golani
Posted by sandipgolani 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
Hey fellas, got some questions for you about making a USB trigger and interfacing it with a VB.NET program. Alright, so what I've got to do here is detect when a door is opened via a sensor (I've figured out that as far as practicality goes an ultrasonic or motion sensor would be the best, but I'm also considering a simple magnetic switch for the sake of simplicity and cost), and then play an audio file. I'd REALLY REALLY REALLY like to keep as much of the coding as possible done in VB.NET, and I don't want the end result to require the user to open five different programs, I want them to open the one .exe file, and that's it. My problem here is actually getting the trigger to talk to VB.NET, I've never done any peripherals with VB.NET, so I'm pretty clueless. I don't need the trigger to respond with any data other than some sort of ping that VB.NET can pick up. I've also been thinking about using the ultrasonic/motion sensor to interface with a USB keyboard encoder, to output some obscure character, and then have VB.NET watch for that character, and react when it's pressed. The problem here is that I don't want the program to have to be the main window, I want the user to be able to have it open and not worry about it. Any help that anyone can give me with either the coding side or with the trigger side is really appreciated, thank you all in advance :)
Asked by iBurn 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Actually this month end i have to submit my project in hardware & networking or in electronics or in mobile technology.. so please give some ideas to create something unique....
Asked by myanimation 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Im using samsung n150plus and im trying to play RAN online game... just want to ask if i can upgrade my hardware for me to play games faster.... and so that i can open up other apps while playing... pls help me...
Asked by frozenkyle 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hi everybody. I am going to make a loft bed that will raise automatically when my kid gets out of it. What I'd like to do (please see attached files) is suspend the bed via pulleys and cables attached to one weight. The weight would be just a pound or two (trimmable, of course) more than the frame, mattress, bedding, etc. so it will raise itself until the weight hits a stop leaving the bed a few inches from the ceiling. If necessary some friction could be used to keep the speed reasonable. At night it should pull down quite easily, and I believe that with this layout, it should come down evenly regardless of where it is being pulled. I had wanted this to "float", but since it is going to be in a corner anyways, I may run a couple tracks down the wall with hardware to guide the bed and keep it from swinging. The big question I have is how to fasten this to the ceiling. It is drywall with joists above. Offhand I'm guessing the bed will be say 110 pounds, so about 225 pounds hanging from the ceiling with the bed empty. I'd like to have an extra, what, 500 pounds wiggle room? Worst case scenario, two 150 pound people sitting on the end of the bed... I mean I can explain that this is a one person only contraption, but I REALLY don't want it coming down regardless of what gets thrown at this thing. Any ideas, criticisms, feedback, will be so greatly appreciated. I think this could be really awesome, and I know it will make my son flip out! He's got a very small room, and this will free up so much space. Thanks again. John
Posted by jtiii 6 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.
Asked by Bostonians 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
The Instructables Arduino contest gets a mention in the Wall Street Journal's Taking an Open-Source Approach to Hardware. Open-source hardware applies the same idea to physical things. There are a number of recent open-source hardware initiatives, including the Chumby, a clock-radio sized device that runs software "widgets" to display the weather or stream music, and Bug, a system of snap-together modules that can be used to make a variety of computing devices. So far, the Arduino has been the most successful. In the space of an hour, a layman can make it blink an LED, run a motor or send a temperature reading to a computer monitor. With a little practice, people have been able to do much more. Using Arduino hardware, tinkerers have recently created everything from a word clock to a radio-controlled lawnmower for a contest hosted by the Web site Instructables.com. More news and press about Instructables here.
Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am looking for a hardware mod. I do not want to mod software atm.
Asked by DJ Radio 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi all. I am embarking on an electronics project and I was hoping to gain some info on using transistors as logic gates in a circuit. I searched both the interwebs and instructables extensively, but all the info I could find was either outdated or was in a level of techno-babble my Noobish hardware skills could not comprehend (been programming for years; Just recently decided to dabble in hardware). To summarize: I want to know how to construct AND, OR, NOT, XOR and the like and integrate it into my circuit using primarily transistors, and maybe some capacitors. Is there something I have gotten mistaken in this premise? Is this really the proper use for a transistor? Should I use something else, is there a better method? Please note that I have little experience in non-software areas (I understand what voltage and amperage is (kinda) and what serial and parallel circuits are, and the proper configurations of positive and negative). I also do not want to use a microcontroller for this; Just me and my wires. I would be immensely thankful for some help. I apologize in advance if I have gotten anything wrong here.
Asked by dungeon runner 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
. Pinouts.ru has pinout diagrams for just about everything.. From their home page: "We are collecting information about hardware interfaces of modern and obsolete hardware, including pinouts of ports, expansion slots, and other connectors of computers and different digital devices. This information is essential for everyone who wants to analyze insights of modern computer hardware, explore ways it's works, design devices with computer connection."
Posted by NachoMahma 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago
"Don't believe everything you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln Such wise words I should have heeded. Anyhow I have my MCP2210 wired up correctly now, the computer recognizes it, configured using the MCP2210 Utility and the GPIO pins have been tested and work through the SPI Terminal that I downloaded for another product related to this from Microchip. The question I have now is how much farther can I take this? I started with this IC because I know (some) Arduinos use an FT232 USB to UART chip to connect USB to the Atmel chip they use. I recall most Atmel MCUs can be programmed using SPI, so I figured I would try this out. I also hoped this would delve into software so I could teach myself a bit about that as I am more familiar with hardware and building circuits. If everything worked out I wanted to use these with an MCU so I could make myself custom small USB programmable boards for projects. So would it be possible to program an ATTiny or ATMega through this using Atmel Studio 7.0? What am I missing if it can be done? What should I be researching next? Anything to point me in the right direction is appreciated. If this is not feasible, alright, what other applications would these chips as I have a few more of them?
Asked by Electric Spectre1 2 years ago
May be give me some useful links so that i can sort out the project
Asked by Vijay Krishnan 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am looking for a Way to Have my computer (using C++ if possible) interact with a device made by myself through the USB port. Basically Input/Output.
Asked by GMer56 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I have a PalmOne Tungsten E2 that I want to use to control a robot. I need to know how to make a robotic platform that will take commands from the palm via its serial port, and interpret them to control 4-5 motors. Any ideas?
Asked by thealeks 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
I tried DateTime from the playground, but it doesnt seem to want to work. i made sure everything was working, and the code compiled correctly, but when i open the serial monitor, nothing is there. i made sure the baud rate was correct. im using arduino 0017, and vista
Asked by lunchboxslayer27 9 years ago