modifying xmods

I have to x-mods cars and a box of random electronic parts. the cars are each about 8 inches long ang go pretty fast, ind i want a way to hack or modify them to do something, but i don't know what. please help

Posted by nof-z 7 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


coin modifying laws?

So my friends and I are planning to sell, well...things (I'm not going to give out any details as of now, later) that incorporate small round metal disks. now in all of our prototypes weve used coins for our purposes and they work great. but for what we make we need to cut and sand coins in different ways. and my friends always tell me "its illegal to change money in any way." But I've heard that its only illegal to modify money to change or duplicate the amount its worth - like making a penny into a dime is illegal but making a penny pac man figure isnt. can anyone clarify this for me? I'm fine doing illegal things like modifying coins for personal use but if were going to sell these I want to be a little more clear as to what is going on.

Posted by berky93 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Help wanted to modify a bluetooth speaker to a wired connection to a hifi

Hello I have a subwoofer left over from my Samsung soundbar home cinema system which is no longer working. The subwoofer though is working fine is it possible to wire in connections to the bluetooth subwoofer to connect this to my hifi? I have attached a picture of the electronics of the subwoofer, if anybody knows if this is possible please get in touch?

Asked by Steve_f 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to modify airsoft mask? Answered

Knowing that there are many fabricators on instructables, I was wondering if anyone had any ideas how I could modify an airsoft mask to look like the picture shown. I have one where the part beneath the lenses is detachable, and I really only need to modify the lower half, but would like to make a copy of that lower half and work on the copy rather than the original part. If anyone has any ideas at all, let me know. Especially with making the copy of the lower half.

Asked by pyrorower 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Cant change question

An email was sent to me with a link to modify my question. After I did modify the question, there was no way to save it.

Posted by willsonx 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Help wanted to modify a bluetooth speaker to a wired connection to a hifi

Hello I have a subwoofer left over from my Samsung soundbar home cinema system which is no longer working. The subwoofer though is working fine is it possible to wire in connections to the bluetooth subwoofer to connect this to my hifi? I have attached a picture of the electronics of the subwoofer, if anybody knows if this is possible please get in touch?

Posted by Steve_f 2 years ago


Modifying STL's

I am looking for a cheap, preferably free, program or suggested work flow to make changes or additions to a STL. The particular interest right now is a small mouse that I download from Thingiverse that I'd like to add a block letter to. Something I'm trying to do for an event at my dog club. I want to print it in green with a block "Q" on its rump. I have windows 7 and 8.1 along with Linux Mint and will soon have an Afinia printer. Thanks in advance for any pointers, Curt

Posted by CurtWG 4 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how can i remodify old video Casette Player?

I ve old video casette playerof lg company in good working condition. suggest me how can i get rid of this. because now the technology changed and i ve dvd and laptop to play videos?

Asked by pvs1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Increase Torque and Current inside Servo

Hi; I have a DC Servo motor. I want to increase its torque. It has 12volt and max 900mamp current gives 15kgcm torque. I want to remove the tiny DC motor and fix a 5amp 12volt big motor with metal gears. I want to ask " How can I give more current without burning the main SMD circuit board". If I place a battery in parallel to the motor terminals it can burn the circuit. Any ideas ?

Posted by MohitJindal 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Now transform this!

This is the most useless piece of wasted technology ever; the "men's groomer" "as seen on tv" !!!!!! I've bought two of these, planning to build from them something more useful, that is a circular etcher / drill and a sort of sliding saw, to etch / smooth / saw materials like hardened paperclay, glass, balsa wood and terracotta; but surely I've presumed to be smarter than I'm in electronics..... So I'm stuck with these two pieces of useless stuff in hand; do you know how to get an etcher and a saw from these? I'm sure there're many smart guys here. This may be one of the smartest instructables ever.

Posted by filt3r 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Making or modifying eyeglass frames

Does anyone have any references for how to create or modify eyeglass frames? I have a couple of very hard and nice looking sapphire crystal rounds from very expensive projector lights that I would love to make into a set of hi-tech John Lennin glasses. Any tips? Links? Instructables I missed? I know I could probably cajole an eyeglass place, but want to do this on the super cheap. Thanks!

Posted by homba 10 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


modifying *game & watch* graphics

I'm not sure now if this is even possible after surfing a whole day and haven't found a thing. What I want to do is to somehow change the shapes of electrodes of what the black graphicks of oldschool lcd games are made of. Are there some sort of chemicals whitch can erase old graphics and something to draw the new ones connected to old connections. Or are they cut out some magnetic transparency film. Well, if somebody has a clue where I could find few hints to get started I would be grateful.

Posted by ottkosmoses 11 years ago


Modifying LED puck lights

I apologize in advance for the complicated question, but here we go. I have wireless puck lights that work off either pushing the top to click on, or a wireless switch. The switch only controls on and off, no color control or brightness. The lights run off 3 AAA batteries per puck. My problem (which seems to be the most common problem with these puck lights) is that they drain the batteries even when off. I have a feeling the drain is due to the wireless antenna staying open to receive the signal from the switch. I found using a 5V USB plug powers them fine, but I don't want any draw to occur when the lights are off. So my 2 questions are... 1. Has anyone encountered a device like this and found a way to disable or even remove the wireless antenna only allowing the LEDs to work off the internal switch? 2. Does anyone know a way to bypass the switch so the lights are powered when power is present? My goal is to have the lights run off the 5V adapter with an inline switch to control the line up. vs. clicking each light on one at a time. I have attached images of the board top and bottom, also the lights are "Lightmates LED Wireless Puck Lights" notorious for eating batteries.

Asked by NathanA52 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Thoughts on modifying a mower to a dethatcher?

Briefly, my lawn is a mess and I cannot afford either an electric rake or dethatcher. I have tried using a spring-tined rake to dethatch the lawn but it is too labour-intensive - and I have around 250m2 to cover - not for the faint-hearted! However, I do have a petrol rotary lawn mower and a spare blade. I have thought of combining the spring-tined rake to the blade to dethatch that way. I don't mind the thatch not being collected - as I expect it will leave the mess on the floor - I can simply dethatch at a higher blade height and then cut/pick up the mess on a lower blade setting. I don't have a welding machine, nor access to one. So I wondered if the good people here might lend me their brain cells to consider (a) what I might use as a rake on the blade and (b) how to secure it on to the blade. I have seen one of those rakes which can be spread at will and I thought to size it and secure it with a metal band and rivets - and then rivet the whole thing to the blade. What do you think? I had also thought that I could fix the rake on the opposite side of the blade. The blade is not reversable/obversable - there is a one-way key that oreints the blade to one position only. Please do not trouble yourselves with warnings about safety etc as I think I am aware enough to consider this for myself - unless it is to say "don't do it". I also know about having to balance the blade weight. As ever, thanks for reading me and thanks for your time to reply.

Asked by kevinhannan 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Modifying a Singing Greeting Card

A while ago my wife got one of those singing Hallmark greeting cards. (This particular one played the Law and Order theme song) Well after a while it no longer played the song. I opened it up and found that there is a circuit board inside with a 3v button cell battery attached to it. I removed the board and the speaker and the battery and I'm pretty sure that I could attach wires to the two contact points and connect them to batteries that would complete the circuit and allow the theme song to play again. What I want to know is if I need to take any special consideration when putting in a new battery(s). I was going to try to just put two AA batteries in series (1.5v +1.5v =3v, right?) but I don't actually know anything about electronics and so I wanted to ask here if there were any resistors needed or if there were any differences between the button cell and the AA batteries that would require me to do something different.While we're on the topic of these cards I just thought of a neat project. Design some sort of holder for the circuit boards that would allow them to act as sort of an interchangeable cartridge. Basically detach the speaker wires and battery contacts from various boards out of various cards and design some sort of holder with contacts for the speaker and power source at the appropriate points and be able to change out the different boards. Not really practical but sounds like fun.I just thought of yet another question!Would there be anyway to hook the board up to some sort of audio cable (in place of the speaker maybe) so that I could plug these into a computer and record the song off of the board in a digital format. (Again not very practical but sounds like fun.)Anyway, this is my first post here and I'm sorry if it's a bit jumbled but I don't have a very organized mind and sometimes it's hard to put my ideas down in a succinct manner. I tend to just ramble on incessantly in a train of thought sort of manner until I think that I've said what I think I wanted to say. In closing, I like this site and plan to be around for a while and learn as much as I can. If somebody would like to help me with these ideas/projects I would be happy to provide pictures of the circuit board and pieces that I have if it's necessary.Thanks.~JoshI'm using two AA batteries. I have a wire between the positive side of B1 and the negative side of B2 and wires coming off the open ends. I tried connecting the batteries from the spot where the negative side of the button cell was to the silver rectangle thinking that that would complete the circuit and make music. That didn't work. Then I noticed that the positive connection for the circuit was actually where the clip that secured the battery was before I removed it and that the positive and negative sides of the battery were going through a capacitor before touching the final contact. so I tried placing the positive wire up on the positive contact and then placing a wire from the positive contact to the final contact but that also didn't work. I don't have any solder and have been using electrical tape to secure the wires. The wires are a fairly thin (I don't know the gauge) stranded copper. I'm not sure if the wires aren't making good contact or if I'm just doing something wrong.

Posted by MrKltpzyxm 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Modify Soleus JC-128 wine cooler to lower tempeture to about 20c / 40f?

I would like to lower the temp. of my Soleus LC-128 wine cooler for other soft drinks. The factory settings range from 39f - 67f or 04c - 26c

Asked by johndianna 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


modifying a mobile charger?

Hello, i have an old 2000mAh phone charger which i played with, it was supplying 3.5V.. i removed the battery and replaced it with 4 18650 batteries rated at 3000mAh each.. all are connected in parallel.. will this give me in theory 12000mAh battery? also, is it dangerous to use it or do i need to add any current limiter resistors to reduce the current..

Asked by AbdullahF2 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


convet a scooter wheel to haave an non rotating axle?

I want to convert an airfilled scooter wheel wit a solid axle and put a belt wheel on it

Asked by mman1506 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My nerf nightfinders barrel is glued together. How do I get it apart? Answered

I want to do the air restrictor mod for my nerf night finder but the all of the parts of the barrel are glued together. How do i get it apart?

Asked by DBMods 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


can i convert my old wah pedal to a distrotion pedal that slowly brings the effect in?

I'm wanting to convert my old Vox wah in to a distortion pedal that works like a wha but insteed of "wah-ing" i slowly brings in the distortion as i sweep the pedal. it needs to be true-bypass so is goes from clean tone to "dirty" without having the 'click' of a regular distortion pedal.Thanks

Asked by checkpointcharlie 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


.Bluetooth sx-905 stereo headset speaker changing ?

I have a Bluetooth sx-905 stereo headset....the problem is it produces sharp noises i dont know how to explain it ....closer to when your hear static when you max out your volume on a car stereo system.. so the thing is can it be repaired..??? i think its the stock speakers that are causing it because the signals are always strong , and secondly can the speakers be changed??

Asked by cyber02000 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


is there a way to reuse an old cell phone camera and make it a mini video camera?

I have an old cell phone with a pin hole style camera on it.. I think its a 4 megapixel camera on the cell phone. I wanted to see if i could some how use the camera to put in the rear of my car as a small back up camera. I was thinking it could run off the same display as the cell phone or is there a way to maybe attach it to a larger display?

Asked by defadelorean83 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


modify a floppy drive into an external usb drive

Hello, I was googleing this subject, but found nothing. Is there a way to modify an ordinary floppy drive into an external, usb one? Thank you.

Posted by spilja 11 years ago


Father modifies his son's powerwheels to 66HP (video)

I nominate him for dad of the year:

Posted by LanceMakes 6 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


How to turn an ordinary spray bottle into a mister?

It has been very hot lately so and i have always wanted a mister (as spraying mist) i have an ordinary spray bottle already but i need to know a way i can modify it or use the sprayer head attached to something i make, so that it sprays a fine mist (if there is a difference between that and regular mist). Appreciate it. Thanks!

Asked by lbolt 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Is there a way, when writing one up to rotate pictures for Instructable on this site? Answered

I am working on a Mac and sometimes when I upload pix for an Instructable, they are oriented the wrong way. The only way I've been able to overcome this is to go back out to my picture file and play with the picture and rotate and save it a couple of different times and then, maybe it will be the right way when I upload...anyone else run into this? Is there some "tool" on this site which allows us to rotate pix? Thanks much~?

Asked by jamilks 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Old big-screen TV -- What to do with the dang thing?

My big-screen TV is 18 years-old and is forcing me to buy a bigger house. What can I do with it? It works but the picture is just plain bad. I hate to trash it because the wood structure looks so much nicer than its reception. Aquarium? No, I don't care to clean the tank. Bookshelf? No, I don't need that. Gun cabinet? Nah. Anybody have an interesting idea or know where to direct me for creative advice? This dinosaur is huge but looks great when closed. Thanks, RebelwoaCloo.

Posted by RebelwoaCloo 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Selling modified nerf guns on ebay

Hello people latley i have just put up modified nerf gun listing on ebay i can't seem to sell them but my friend can sell them way easier i asked him what he does diffrent but he said he does the same so if someone would help me sell them i would greatly appreciate it and another problem im having is i can't find the option to leave your listing up till cancelled or 30 day only 10. Im offering a reward to who's tip helps me sell my first 2 guns. The reward is a spray painted and modded nitefinder that has a coupler and can shoot up to 90ft

Posted by techman26 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Challenge: Reynolds vacuum sealer retrofit

Reynolds just put out a new vacuum sealer device for about $10.Vacuum Sealer home pageIt's a pretty neat device, but they've designed it with a flared nose and special bags rather than the small tube most vacuum sealers have. I'd like to be able to use this with regular zip-lock bags without destroying it's ability to work with the custom Reynold's bags. Anyone got an easy retrofit mod for the tip or other suggestion.A bonus ability would be to be able to use it with bags products come in, assuming they only have a small hole. For example, if I opened a bag of nuts or chips, and used a wire sealer to close the bag, I'd like to be able to put a hole in the re-sealed bag and then draw out all the air. The way some sealers do this is by having a circular flap over the hole which allows air out, but closes the hole to prevent air from getting back in. The stretchy gummy material used by magazines to hold samples and inserts would probably work well for this.I think this is an interesting product with lots of possibilities beyond the kitchen. Unlike most vacuum devices which are not portable or designed for cleaning, this one is compact and moddable. I'd like to hear other creative ideas how it could be used.

Posted by infinitemonkeys 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Does nobody modify vacuum cleaners?

Lately I've been looking for vacuum cleaner mods. I've done several Google searches and Instructables searches, and found only this one bag-to-bagless conversion. I expected there to be at least a handful of pages on vacuum cleaner modification on the Web. Does anybody have any suggestions on where to look?

Posted by PointyOintment 4 years ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


Is it possible to modify a soft-power button?

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this (apologies if its not).... I have a small stereo receiver (Lepai S-60) that I use to power speakers in my kitchen and it works well, but the stereo requires that I press the power button on it or the remote every time I want to turn it on.  I was hoping to hook it up to a WeMo switch so that I could turn it on/off via Google Home, but the fact that its a soft power button means that even if the switch turns on or off, the radio doesn't remember what state it was in last. Is there a way to modify the circuit board so that the receiver is always on and thus, I could control it via the WeMo switch? Thanks in advance, Tim

Posted by tbelcher98 1 year ago  |  last reply 11 months ago


Modifying my scooter for charging a battery?

I have a Scooter and now i have added a battery within it. I charge the battery externally, but lately i have seen that the lights that i keep on in the night (halogens lights) tend to fade away after 30 min or so and gone. Now i want to charge the battery while on the move. I tried doing so through the coils that were in the scooter by adding a rectifier circuit it works but the head light goes dim, and this idea didn't work out for me. But now i am planning to buy an external alternator and modify my scooter to charge the battery. Is it possible and if so what is the type of alternator i should use and the Amp ratings. My battery is a lead Acid Battery. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_kxy2XLDxQ Thanks in advance

Asked by raikut 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Modifying a DC-DC boost circuit

I'm building a circuit that would run off roughly 7v and convert it to 12v using the LM2577 (LINK). the datasheet (LINK) provides an example circuit that will output 12v @ 800mA. I need a little more power than that. around 1.25 A. my question is that if the 100mH inductor was replaced with a larger one. say a 150mH one, would that increase the current output? i would also replace the 680uF cap with a bigger one to reduce ripple. FYI the LM2577 is rated to convert 3.5v-40v to 12v. any information or direction would be appreciated picture is from the national semiconductor datasheet page 3

Asked by stapler117 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Question about foods that modify urine. Answered

Do you remember the first time that you ate asparagus  (Asparagusic acid) and being amazed at the burning rubber smell that came from your piddle within minutes of eating? Also I get a Sugar Puffs smell from real coffee and red wee from beetroot (betacyanins). Recently I have discovered that a handful of fenugreek will give an awful smell reminiscent of maple syrup gone wrong (3-hydroxy-4,5-dimethylfuran-2(5H)); cumin also. So my question is:  has anybody here discovered any other foodstuffs that do the job? This is the level of excitement that I'm living to at the moment. ps I've just read that fenugreek is used to turn sugar syrup into fake maple syrup.

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


modify wine cooler thermostat refrigerator thermostat operating temperature

Hello. Can someone please tell me how to modify the thermostat on a wine cooler (that uses a compressor). I want to change the temperature from running between 10c-18c to 0c-5c. Please post an instructable or give me ideas- even if generic, it would be helpful.I am specifically trying to modify a baumatic bw18.

Posted by drosengarten 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Anyone modify a cozy coupe for taller kids?

My son is 6 year old and he still loves his cozy coupe...but he is too tall for it and has to ride side saddle with his legs hanging out the door.  LOL  I would love to figure out a way to raise it up so that he could still ride in it normally.  Has anyone done this?  Why don't they make a bigger version for older kids?   I want to keep my son playing outside as much as possible before the videogame bug bites him. 

Posted by bearcat73 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How can I modify my vacuum to turn the brush roll off?

I have https://smile.amazon.com/Hoover-Cleaner-WindTunnel-Lightweight-UH70120/dp/B002HFDLCK/ref=pd_ybh_a_14?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GR3CWSF52RR4YEMDSQWV this vacuum. I love it, the Hoover Vacuum Cleaner WindTunnel T-Series Rewind Plus Bagless Lightweight Corded Upright UH70120. I was wondering if anyone had a hack to make the brushroll turn off for hard floors. it currently doesnt have that option. Thank you!

Posted by JuliaM115 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


how to modify laptop power jack?

So hey there instructablers! I had a laptop with a loose power jack and a bad battery that was working perfect but when i moved the charger a little bit it was losing contact so it was turning off. One day i decided to rip apart the laptop and see if i could fix it. I opened it only to find that the jack had completely come out of the board! So i came up with the idea to solder the charger wires directly to the board without a jack. It seems possible, right? But i got into a problem! I couldn't find which of the remain lead was the positive and negative. I have attached a photo and i have circled the jack lead and number them. If anybody could help me buy explaining me which lead does what i would appreciate it! Thanks in advance!

Asked by mpat.man.3 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do Nokia headsets work, and how do we hack them?

My understanding of nokia headsets is limited, except for trying once to put a mic and a speaker directly wired to the phone's intputs. And nothing happening. And opening it up and finding a small chip amongst all the tiny SMD parts. Do the headsets have some kind of proprietry chip inside to prevent non-nokia headsets from being used? How does it work?

Asked by Udon 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


YOU decide the mod for my new speakers!

Hey I just got the speakers I am going to use for college next year and I was wondering what I should do to them... This is where you come in (if anyone responds or even looks at this). I am interested in modifying my new Logitech X-140 speakers, but I don't quite know what to do with them just yet. I have thought about either spray painting them crimson and cream, or hiding them in some books, like I did with my speaker book (portable), except I would keep the speakers intact so I could remove them if I felt like it. If you have any ideas on what I should do with them, post the ideas here, and if I like your idea (or I think I am capable of completing your idea) I will try to complete it. Your idea doesn't have to be well thought out, just a general idea will inspire me. This will also become an instructable (whichever path I choose). In the instructable, I will also include my source of inspiration.

Posted by Dr.Paj 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


HELLP! know anything about LCD tv's?!!!

Greetings! i bought a 42" LCD digital signage unit on Ebay (ViewSonic -ND4210w) but alas, i made a rookie mistake! It functions as intended, but needs a constant web feed from an RJ-45 cable (its ONLY input!) sigh......... So! im looking for advice on the possibility of buying the equivalent 42" input board tv or d-sub (anything but RJ-45!!!) and replacing  the EVIL RJ-45 video board.... or something............HELP?!  Much Grovelling and worship in advance!

Posted by AR79 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Modify a Rockwell RK7241S Table Saw with an Incra TS-LS Table Saw Fence

First day at site and cannot find any reference to adding a TS LS Table Saw Fence to a Rockwell Jobsite Table Saw. Any wisdom, knowledge, experience would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Lee0003 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Is it possible to modify this watt dial to work with less current? Answered

I've got a few of these watt dials that I would love to use in a project, however, they will not be reading wattages and will rather be controlled with Arduino. Right now they are set up to read up to 3750 w at 125v, which is much more power than I can source with an Arduino or would be achievable with this project.  The way it is set up is that current goes through the magnetic coil and creates a magnetic field perpendicular, attracting a small magnetic block (slightly visible in the photo). Would simply rewrapping the coil with thinner magnet wire in more coils work?

Asked by astroboy907 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Nerf Magstrike Mod

Okay so I had this old nerf gun for a while and finally decided to mod it. I took it apart and fixed it to be a single shot sniper that will shoot about 100-150 feet. The only problem is the original quick release valve is completely sucky and severely limits my range. Does anyone know how to replace or modify the air release trigger to make it release more rapidly?

Posted by Electroinnovation 9 years ago


Help modifier negative ion detector circuit? Answered

Dear all Please help me to modify this circuit for use only led (meter is removed) Thank you so much.                                     lam

Asked by lam 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Cheapest way to make gameboy emulator inside gameboy color?

What is the cheapest way to make an emulator from a gameboy color shell?

Posted by mariomagic22 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Need help with modify headphone amp schematic? Answered

I need help with remove the op-amp part of the headphone amp .I have  another gainstage ,so i only need the transistor part.Can i modify the schematic like the image bellow ??? Thanks in advance! Sorry for my bad English!

Asked by login721 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Can a laptop charger be modified to charge capacitors?

Well. I've been wanting to build a coilgun for some time now, so I decided to look into it. Capacitors are safely (or as safe as you can get) charged with DC current (batteries). But I don't want to go out and buy batteries whenever I want to use the coilgun. So... can I somehow wire it to charge a "capacitor bank". I was thinking start somewhere with cutting off the computer-plug?

Asked by Crail 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Requesting R/C mod

Hey all, I recently started looking into modding some of the stuff i have lying around and i came across an old mini r/c car that are only about an inch long. (see photos) Anyways i got down into it, but i really don't know what i'm doing, i was just wondering if anyone could come up with a mod for it. so far i've managed to hook the little r/c car to a plug so that it had a constant electric supply, which kinda defeats it's purpose, but was good to figure out anyways i thought. Thanks! (despite the fact i googled for the image and took one of the first 5, this actually is the exact model i have. surprisingly convenient, thanks google!)

Posted by Gonazar 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Modifying doorbell to register a SmartThings device connection?

I'm hoping someone can help me here. I've got a Byron BY601 Wireless doorbell which comes in 2 parts - the chime and the doorbell. The Chime takes 3x AA batteries, and the doorbell takes 1X CR2032 battery. What I'm trying to do, if figure out a way that when the doorbell is pressed, it activates the connection on a SmartThings device. I have a SmartThings multiswitch which can acts as a Reed Switch for an Open/Closed signal to SmartThings, this however, takes a  CR2450 battery. I've attached some images, but I'm wondering if anyone reckons they might be able to figure out just by looking where I could make some connections to trigger the device to activate?

Posted by K20Evo 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago