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Posted by willsonx 9 years ago
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
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
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 5 years ago
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
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
I nominate him for dad of the year:
Posted by LanceMakes 6 years ago
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
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
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
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 1 year ago
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
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
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
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 1 year ago
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
What is the cheapest way to make an emulator from a gameboy color shell?
Posted by mariomagic22 5 years ago
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
Hack your Servo V1.00: Make a powerful linear actuator using a standard hobby Servo Provided you have the tools and the servo you can built this for under a couple of bucks. The actuator extends with a rate of about 50mm/min. It is rather slow but very powerful. Watch my video at the end of the post where the small actuator lifts 10kg vertically. Materials List Tools list - hobby servo - standard hobby brass tubing -OD: 4.0mm, ID: 3.4mm -OD: 5.8mm, ID: 4.5mm - standard hobby styrene tubing -OD: 4.8mm, ID: 3.5mm - M4 studding - 2 x M5 washers - 2 x M4 nuts - 5 minute epoxy - cyanoacrylate - grease - multi-strand cables - heat-shrink tubing - standard tools – screwdrivers, scalpel, files etc. - dremmel multi-tool with ceramic abrasive disk, or similar - hand-drill + 4.9mm + 2.5mm drill-bits - M3 tap - M4 tap - soldering iron - glue gun - small vice - small saw - sanding paper (relatively fine) - small flame torch http://www.01mech.com/sites/default/files/images/material_tools.jpg Procedure - I will be giving instructions based on the dimensional parameters of the Hitec HS-300. The procedure remains the same for any type servo. I strongly recommend you read the whole post before you start. So lets make a start, shall we? - Open your hobby servo, remove control electronics, feedback potentiometer and mechanical stop on the servo’s output gear. - Solder new cables on the servo motor’s leads. - Drill two 4.9mm holes on the servo case bottom cover. These should be located longitudinally along the centre line and 9.5 mm from each end (this applies on the Hitec HS-300 and is also true for many standard servos but depending on your servo type there might be differences). The M4 thread will come out from the servo body using one of these two so this hole must be located directly below the centre of rotation of the servo’s output gear. Be very careful since this alignment is very important! If you don’t get it right you might have to use a new servo! The more accurate you are, the longer your servo will endure. http://www.01mech.com/sites/default/files/images/bottomCover_potHead.jpg - Measure the dimensions of the rotating shaft of the potentiometer on the servo’s original electronics – note the geometry in general. The shaft should be flattened right at the tip in order to prevent it from freely-rotating once inserted into the servo’s output gear. - Take the M4 studding (M4 thread) pick one end and by using the dremmel and the abrasive wheel tool, replicate the tip of the servo’s potentiometer on that end. Start by decreasing the diameter of the thread, rotating it steadily by hand against the abrasive disk (normally to 3.5mm in diameter and at least 6mm in length). Try to think of your fingers as the chuck of a slow-turning lathe. Once the diameter of the thread is down to the pot’s shaft diameter, flatten the tip according to the potentiometer’s tip. The idea is that the thread must be inserted in the servo’s output gear in the same way the potentiometer did before. The better the fit the longer your servo will endure. http://www.01mech.com/sites/default/files/images/thread_modofication.jpg - On the flat tip of the M4 thread, screw the two M4 nuts approximately 20mm down its length. Following that, insert the two M5 washers. - Insert the thread inside the servo and adjust the distance of the nuts and washers down the thread such that the servo case bottom cover closes properly and the motor rotates efficiently. Basically, you have to make sure that once the thread and the servo are assembled there is no pressure between the servo case bottom cover and the nut-washer assembly. Similarly, you have to make sure that once the thread and the servo are assembled there is no gap between the servo case bottom cover and the nut-washer assembly. Once again, the better the fit the more your linear actuator will endure. - Once you find the optimum position carefully disassemble the servo, remove the washers from the thread and use a drop of cyanoacrylate on the side of the nut that was in contact with the washers in the assembly. Let the glue to settle for 5 minutes. Unscrew the second nut by 10mm towards the flat end of the thread, and prepare a small epoxy mix. - Put the mix between the two nuts and screw the second nut back in place. Once in place also use some epoxy on the back of the second nut as well. Ideally you should sand all contacting areas before you apply the epoxy glue. Leave to settle for at least 6 hours (even if you use a 5 min epoxy). http://www.01mech.com/sites/default/files/images/copper_thread.jpg - Secure tightly the 4mm diameter brass tube onto a vice by flattening the mounting end and use the M4 tap VERY carefully tapping as deep as possible (at least 15mm). Using the dremmel cut 10mm out of the threaded part of the tube and then verify that the created thread runs along the whole length of the small threaded tube by screwing it onto an M4 screw. Keep the 4mm threaded tube on the screw for handling purposes. Apply a layer of solder on the outside surface. http://www.01mech.com/sites/default/files/images/thread_solder.jpg - Take the 5.8mm diameter brass tube pick one end and try to sand at least 5mm into the tube (on the inside). Mount the brass tubing on the vice without squishing it and apply a thin layer of solder on the inside. - Ignite the flame torch, take the 4mm threaded tube (holding it by the screw) and move it on the soldered end of the 5.8mm diameter brass tube which should still be mounted on the vice. Using the flame torch heat-up both tubes and carefully insert the 4mm threaded tubing inside the 5.8mm tubing until is fully inside. Use a pair of pliers and insert the brass tube by holding the end of the screw that sticks out. Hold the threaded tube levelled inside the 5.8mm tube until the solder settles. If you do not have a flame torch use a candle, your soldering iron and your patience :). Remove the screw. The end result will be the cylinder of your linear actuator. http://www.01mech.com/sites/default/files/images/thread_cylinder.jpg - The cylinder length should be equal to: the actuator’s desired working length (stroke) + length of the 4mm threaded tube which is inside the 5.8mm tube + 10mm for the mounting hinge at the cylinder end. - The thread length should be: the actuator’s desired working length (stroke) + length of threaded tube which is inside the 5.8mm tube + length of the thread which resides inside the servo casing, which is model-dependant. - Take the non-threaded/non-soldered side of the cylinder and drill a 2.5mm hole through, 5mm from the tip. http://www.01mech.com/sites/default/files/images/cylinder_heatShrink.jpg - Cover the entire length of the cylinder with heat-shrinking tube and cut-off any excess bits. The 2.5mm through holes made earlier on the non-threaded side of the cylinder are now covered. Use the drill again to expose them and tap them through, using the M3 tap. Screw a 20mm long M3 studding or simply cut-off the head of a 20mm long M3 screw. This will act as your cylinder mounting hinge. - Take the 4.8mm styrene tubing and M4 tap it 10mm deep. Cut a small ring 5mm in length and screw it in the M4 thread fully, from the side of the nut that was in contact with the washers (long side of the M4 thread). This will act as bushing between the thread and the servo’s case bottom cover. Ideally you should use nylon, copper or metal bushing. http://www.01mech.com/sites/default/files/images/thread_servo.jpg - Secure the motor cables inside the servo casing using a glue-gun and use heat-shrinking tube to cover them. Assemble the servo including the thread, the styrene bushing and the washers. - Screw-on the cylinder and you are good to go! Here is a video of the small actuator lifting 10kg For those of you that have watched my video on the MTR Rover will understand where the idea of hacking the servo came from ;)) Soon we will be posting assembly instructions, code and schematics on how to modify a standard servo to get full PID speed and position control with 10-bit resolution over 360 degrees – continuous ;) I look forward for your comments!
Posted by Antonb 8 years ago
Hi everyone. I have this problem I don't know how to solve. Recently I bought a Linocell Bluetooth Music Receiver to plug in my car. I wanted to rip away the battery and make it to turn on when I turn started the car. The problem is that the On/Off has two functions: 1. The obvious On/Off function (holding the button for 3-5 seconds) 2. Search mode (holding the button for about 10 seconds) How and what do I modify for it to work the way I want? I can upload a picture of the circuit board if it helps.
Posted by homan 4 years ago
I currently own and am using a High Tech Pet electronic pet door (http://www.hitecpet.com/px-1detail.html) and would like to modify it to: 1) Read/activate via a small RFID tag instead of the very large (for a cat) sonic transmitter. The cat is feral (we lock him at night in the garage), so he sometimes gets in fights and loses his entire collar. The transmitters are $40 each! He's lost three so far. 2) Switch mode to "in only" at a preset time very night and "in and out" mode every morning. I like the features of this door, and it's already installed. It's extremely weatherproof and resilient. Most Lexan/acrylic cat flaps I've seen or owned aren't even in the same league as this one, which is why I would prefer to keep this door as opposed to modding a different brand of door. I know how to solder and have a very basic understanding of electronics. I could probably muddle through a DIY, but I'm not even sure it can be done. Is it as simple as locating the receiver on the board and replacing it with an RFID reader? Or is that wishful thinking? Thanks in advance for any insight, advice, help. :)
Posted by S2kvan 5 years ago
So I recently got my hands on a Magellan Roadmate 6000t car GPS unit. It's pretty nice, and has a touch screen as well as tactile buttons on the sides of the screen. I don't really have any use for it as a navigation unit, since I know my city VERY well, so I am looking into making it into some sort of pda/minicomputer type of thing. Maybe not even for the Internet, just music, photos, etc. However, there is a catch. Whenever I turn it on, it shows a blue screen. This may be because it is run on Windows Mobile, and it has been disrupted, or because of a hardware failure. But when I connect it to a computer, nothing shows up. So I'm looking for ideas on what to do and HOW. Also, I have a Creative Zen Vision W that I think I might want to put win mobile or something similar on, but the GPS is the first priority. So, any ideas?
Posted by peytonjr 10 years ago
Hey everyone! My friend and I want to do a collaboration on fixing and modding broken iPods. We are looking to buy broken iPods, probably 2 of them. We prefer the ones with the frowny face on the front. If anyone has any of these, please post! We will buy!
Posted by Gjdj3 10 years ago
I just got a 10-pack of some cheap Guy Fawkes mask, my objective is to modify them to make them as comfortable and useful as possible, i adding gadgets or something like that, and some kind of plating or coating inside to make them comfortable. I also want to change the elastic that holds the mask to the face to make it much more durable and comfortable. Thanks!
Posted by TrustMeImAnEngineer 3 years ago
I've been looking high and low, but there is nothing, absolutely nothing addressing the topic directly. There has to be some way to do this...
Posted by tulsapete 9 years ago
Soft Pretzels Modify a Rubik's Cube Steampunk Keyboard The Evil Geocache Coffee Cup Cake Milk Crate Garden Cheap Screen Printing Adjustable Paracord Chair Knex Piano Playing Robot Baking Bread Chest Camera Rest Easy Solar Oven High-Power LED Bike Light Coffee Cup Ceiling Aid Auto-Watering Plant Nursery
Posted by randofo 8 years ago
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
I am looking to modify a portable cd player into a zoetrope. this is fairly easy to do, but i have zero electronics knowledge and thought it would be good to ask if it is even possible.here is an old zoetropehttp://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/collections/toys/html/exhibit10.htmi just looking for a one second loop of animation to occur.cds spin at about 500 rpm - which when you do the math is about 8x too fast. so how can i modify the cd player to slow down?i know that i could get a strobe light and try variations on the strobe, but since the rate of cd player spin alters from center to far edge (goes more slowly) the strobe light would quickly get out of sync.any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Posted by cale 11 years ago
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
Hi. I've recently been hooked on motorcycles. I'd love to get one and start riding and working on one. There are a few problems. First off, I'm only 13 years old, but I'm 5'11" and 160 lbs. I know that it's illegal for me to ride a motorcycle, and I'm not even sure if I can take a mfs course at this age. I wouldn't be riding on any big roads, and would barely even ride it, besides riding it to my best friends house (he'd help me work on it, his dad is into bikes, and he only lives a few miles away), and around a few back roads in my neighborhood. My dad has been riding motorcycles for before I was born, and has multiple types and sizes of bikes (he has a touring Harvey, I believe it's a VRSC, a ninja 600, and a dirt bike which I don't know the model of). He could teach me and show me how to properly ride a motorcycle. Also, I don't know what kind of bike to get. I've heard dual purpose bikes are good for starters, but I really have no idea where to start. I'd appreciate input. Preferably it'd be a bike that I could work on and modify/upgrade as I go along. Thirdly, is price. I don't really know my exact budget, but it'd be around $600-$700. I know it's barely anything, but I'd have to pay for the bike myself, and that's all I have. If it's even possible to purchase a bike at this price point, it doesn't even have to run, I'd love your input. Ideally I'd like to keep everything to the absolute bare minimum, as cheap as possible. My dad already has safety gear, and I could borrow it if I rode my bike. Again, thanks for your input, and any and all suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Posted by IvanT3 3 years ago
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
I am trying to add creepy light up eyes to a tree monster. I have a couple red led assemblies and thought instead of a switch to turn them on and off...I could just use an old night light with it's photocell and modify it to use the led assemblies and then it would turn off with the change in daylight. Unfortunately, I am a bit perplexed how to achieve this...I can't seem to get them photocell to work...when i connect the battery, the led lights come on, whether it's light or dark. Please help!
Posted by boba-brett 7 years ago
The gun comes with 15 stefan darts shoots at about 50 ft cash or check only bidding ends june 12 just say how much you are offering oh and i do trade nerf guns bid starts at 10 dollers happy bidding i will make a fourm soon with picture
Posted by jonessodanerf 9 years ago
Https://www.instructables.com/you/customize?modify=CUSTOMIZEwhen I attempt to save the settings to customs the "Shortcut" bar it will not save them.IE7 says "Error On Page".ERROR MESSAGE FOLLOWSLine: 438Char: 7Error: Object doesn't support this property or methodCode: 0URL: https://www.instructables.com/you/customize?modify=CUSTOMIZEAttached Image of detailed Error message as well
Posted by kingspeget 9 years ago
Over at the 405th, user Moz has modified his NERF rifle to fit right in to the Halo universe. Fortunately, he posted a few photos of the process so you can see how everything got hacked and modified and painted for the final result. He even put up a nice little video to show how it works. Nice one! Nerf Ma5B via gizmodo
Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago
Hi! I'm selling this super modified Nerf Longshot. The paint job was based off of Coop772's paint job that he did. The mods I did to this is listed in the video. I did take a few pictures from SGNerf and Coop772 because I forgot to take a picture of some of the internals and I already put the gun back together. If you have any questions feel free to comment below. Thanks for viewing! Video of this (video embed code doesn't seem to work): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyH-N6wm16A
Posted by Pizzapie500 7 years ago
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 10 months ago
My friend bought a ipod nano 2gb recently n i happen to have the same nano bought this july....but problem is his lower/bottom is made of some sort of steel whereas my nano seems to be same from both front and back!!!!but the main HUGE problem is his max volume level is way higher than mine>>>>I have tried everything in the pod to match that level=no useI want to know is there a way that i cud exchange my pod or get it modified to that levelPLZ HELP
Posted by ipod_nano 11 years ago