Notebook with removable pages? Similar to Circa / Rollabind

I'm putting together a DIY planner, but I keep thinking that I want to have the ability to add and remove pages at will. Some DIY examples I have seen that allow this are the classic hipster PDA, which uses a binder clip, and other designs which use opening rings. I'm not a massive fan of either - the binder clip is a bit too I really like the Rollabind ( www.rollabind.com/ ) and Circa (www.levenger.com/PAGETEMPLATES/NAVIGATION/Products.asp) systems. They provide a set of disks, and specially punched paper, that allows you to snap in and out pages at any time. A major shortcoming of this system is that their proprietary paper needs to be used - the system relies on the right shaped holes. The do sell a punch to allow you to use your own paper, but its very expensive. Are there any other systems out there? I might try the rollabind/circa system, and see how feasible it is to cut the paper yourself by hand.

Posted by trialex 8 years ago


What helpful pages should I put in my diy notebook

I am making a diy notebook and wanted to have some helpful resources page, like in the maker's notebook. Things like useful instructables, charts and other things which a maker may find useful.

Posted by nathan nash 3 years ago


"I Made It!" Madness!

Anyone who posts a new "I Made It!" between today (March 13, 2018), and April 15, 2018 will be eligible to receive a new Instructables notebook and carpenter pencil. For those new to the site, an "I Made It" is a special type of comment that you can post on an instructable to show that you followed the directions and made it yourself. You can find the big orange "I Made It!" link at the end of any instructable. Post a picture of your brand new "I made it" in the comments below and also a link to the project where you have shared it. On April 16 we will be selecting 20 people at random who shared their "I Made It!" below to receive these gifts.

Posted by randofo 5 months ago


Old laptop avle to be turned to a monitor?

Is it possible to turn a laptop into another monitor?If so please share, and tell if you can use two monitors at the same time, one being a box and another being the laptop?also is it possible to slide stuff over to it and make more space?(does that make sense?)example in pic.... http://www.microsoft.com/library/media/1033/windowsxp/images/using/setup/hwandprograms/67360-dual-monitor-setup.jpg Batchers Unite

Posted by spiker 9 years ago


GPS on a Netbook

So, I finally picked a netbook, ended up with an Eee PC 1016P (not pictured). Well, I bought it two weeks ago, but the magic of UPS math meant that 3-day shipping took a week, so it arrived at home the day after I went back to school. Point is... The thing seems like a great candidate to install a GPS module, given its size and battery life. In a topic from my young(er) and stupid(er) days, LasVegas suggested I get a Holux GR 213, which wasn't helpful three and a half years ago, but is now. I guess my real question is, what are my options? I'd like to come as close as I can to replicating the Garmin Nuvi 350 I've been using, but I'm also stingy. I've seen packages of software and antenna for $100 or more, but I'm thinking more like $30-$40 for the antenna and free software, if it exists.

Posted by CameronSS 7 years ago


First Instuctable!

I just complete my first instructable!link

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago


Make a book with A4 old lined papers from notebooks

I want to make all these loose A4 lined papers that I have collected from notebooks into a book. I have looked at some instructables for binding books but am not sure what is the best way bind in this case. The pages have been either ripped from the side of the notebook or whole signatures have been pulled out. I am leaning towards just stapling them all together with a thick coloured paper cover. Your input on this would be appreciated. Thank you.

Posted by mednasrallah 6 years ago


The Best of Instructables Preview: Moleskin Notebook Mods

Check out this preview of Moleskin Notebook Mods from the Best of Instructables Book. It's one of many galleries in the book that explore Instructables all around a certain theme. See the latest news about The Best of Instructables Volume 1 here.

Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago


Using external battery VIA existing Laptop battery pack

Hi, I'm one of these people that haven't thoroughly searched these forums for solutions before posting. So - sorry for that in advance! However I have thoroughly searched in the past, but hadn't found what I was looking for, so that's something :-P . If anyone would have the good grace to direct me in the right direction i'd appreciate it :) . I've seen a bunch of 'replace the batteries in your Laptop battery pack' guides, yet i'd like to avoid doing this, and simply use an existing multi-voltage (9, 12, 19v) battery pack I already have - because it's like 16,000mah, and I already take it with me for many other gadgetries already.  I was thinking I could take apart battery pack, take out dead cells if possible (or leave in if need be), and wire in an input socket to laptop battery pack so I can plug the external batt directly into the internal battery pack. My WISHFUL thinking is that the charge current going into the battery pack - when normally plugged in and charging would be close enough to what it could get from the external battery pack so I could plug straight into the battery (but could add a voltage regulator from external batt if need be), and the laptop would run as if on battery alone (10.8v 5200mah, 56wh), just for much longer. So i'd be tricking laptop into thinking it's running from the battery, with the current coming from the external battery pack, as opposed to running at 19v 6.32am, as many external power supplies do. Laptop: Asus n53sv, Power brick: 19v, 6.32a Any ideas? Cheers, Morgan

Posted by eyecircus 4 years ago


Best Notebooks of the Month Patch Contest

A netbook is a small portable laptop computer designed for wireless communication and access to the Internet.Netbooks are much cheaper than usual laptops and are generally running low-end operation systems specifically designed for netbooks. Have you got a new netbook? Does it look good? Does it run well? Even If you don't have one, do you have a notebook?? If so, enter your picture now!!! Now is your chance to win a patch for YOUR netbook or notebook! Just post a picture of yourself with your netbook (or notebook) and the instructables website running on the screen. The winners gets the patch at the end of the post. There are only 20 patches so get going and photograph yourself with the most coolest,wackiest and the best netbook or notebook of the month. At the end of the month, I will choose the Top 10 netbooks of the month and top 10 notebooks of the month and award the 20 patches. The Contest is open from 4 Jan 2010 to 30 Jan 2010 1200 hours PST Kabir 

Posted by mhkabir 8 years ago


Desktop Computer or Notebook? Please help !

Yeah well, I need to decide on what to get. A desktop or a Notebook. At first I was adamant that the Notebook is better, but now i'm also considering a Desktop! I will be using it for : Playing games - mainly FPS like Far Cry and maybe Unreal Tournament 3.Doing scholwork , homework, oh yeah......and also coursework sadly since I will be going into Year 10 in late May.A little bit of photo editing with Serif Suite.Msn-ing ( Instant Messaging lol )And maybe watch a couple of videos now and again, - Preferebly under £500 ! ( Budget )After taking all that into perspective can you also give me specifc model aswell with your answer on which is better at suiting my needs. lol.Thanks.

Posted by Baron A 10 years ago


My Homemade External Laptop Liquid Cooling System

I did not make an instructable, but i thought you folks might want to see my homemade external water cooling system for my inspiron 5150. it works very well and not a single drop of water has leaked. The average CPU temp drops about 8 degrees Fahrenheit when i use it..

Posted by linkey 10 years ago


Anyone thought of adding a second lcd panel to a laptop to create a dual display?

Hello everyone, Just wanted to ask a question to all of you modders out there... Seeing as two or three new products have been shown off at technology shows sporting dual displays on a laptop of normal dimensions, has anyone thought of trying to add one themselves? They are so thin now, and I am sure altering components such as lcd controllers and graphics output could be done pretty straightforwardly. Several teams appear to have come up with what I would expect is the most efficient and attractive method: a sliding lcd panel in front of the second panel, both embedded in the lid. I am a video editor, and this would be ideal as our programs are so big, we need as much real estate as we can get visually. Anyone willing to give it a go with an old spare and do an instructable? Here is a link to my favourite dual display laptop design: http://www.techspot.com/news/36018 [...] ebook.html http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/10 [...] -kohjinsh/ The two ends of the laptop spectrum - high end desktop replacement with two 15" screens (adding two full HD 1080p 15.6" wouldn't be too hard); and a 10" netbook with a 768p dual display setup proves that it is practically feasible and even financially viable. A bit of casing areound the second panel, an extra GFX module using an expresscard port or similar, perhaps an lcd controller, and bob is your father's brother. If anyone thinks they could manage it in principle, please do upload any pics of the project - Im sure many will find it useful and inspiring for their own mods... Thanks, David

Posted by davidmoss1595 8 years ago


A Pile of Junk

Can you believe my wife called it that? Here I find out that a friend of a friend's company is clearing out it's inventory, so I score for next to nothing, all this cool vintage tech. And the first thing my wife does is call it junk, and second tell me "Don't bring that into MY house". So I desperately need to boast somewhere. Here's what I got. A PII notebook (won't boot, past setup screen needs new cmos battery) A PIII notebook ( boots couple bad spots on screen (Thinking sacrificial computer for dangerous projects)) PIV notebook Cracked screen (Thinking of docking it to replace my crufty old celery desktop) PIII Desktop (needs harddrive (same destiny as the P3 notebook) LCD projection panel, just 640X480 but NIB. A video camera, old school tape, but top of the line for it's vintage. a laser printer and a eighties vintage teleconferencer. Went around giggling like Beavis all day. Acquire any cool junk recently?

Posted by Tool Using Animal 11 years ago


How could I make a rigid USB keyboard fold in half?

No one seems to manufacture a full size 104(?) key keyboard which folds (the way the first IBM Thinkpad's notebook board did) so as to fit in a backpack or notebook case. I do not like to type on those rubber roll up keyboards. Any ideas on how I could build a folding keyboard? Thanks

Posted by TAP119 9 years ago


12v UPS

With most UPS's there is electronic circuitry to reduce the home voltage to 12 or 24v to store in the battery, and then another circuit to raise the voltage back to the home voltage.  I know there is always a loss when attributes of electricity are changed. This seems very wasteful to me. I want to build a UPS for my notebook computer, that I use as a home server.  The power adapter for the notebook creates 19 volts but the notebook itself uses 12 - the other 7 is perhaps used to charge the battery while the computer is on.  I would like to put together a UPS made of 12 volt Ni or LiFe packs - would most likely be 13 volts but I don't think that would be a problem to avoid the double switching of the power.  Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Posted by haopengyou 4 years ago


Computer-Controlled Appliances, Dired Fruit Rolls, Install Drip Irrigation

Computer-Controlled Appliances Dried Fruit Rolls Install Drip Irrigation USB-Powered Marble Machine Cheap Multitrack Recording Crazy Looper Grass Charging Station Variable Neutral Density Filter Wood Stove from Scrap Granite Countertops 5-Minute Bread Pudding Tesla Turbines iPad Notebook Safe Upcycled Notebook Art AC-Powered Batteries

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


back to school contest? possibly?

Wouldn't a back to school contest be cool? i mean i cant start but just as a idea.

Posted by sev17 9 years ago


Where Should I Get Leather If I Have No Mailing Address?

I have been wanting to make a leather notebook for a while now, but haven't been able to find any and can't order any online. Any ideas?

Posted by NomadHobbyist 3 years ago


A virus wiped my C: drive and deleted Windows Vista off my Notebook.

I downloaded this program off the Internet, and it wiped my C: drive. When I turn on my notebook it loads the Bios and then goes to the loading screen, it stops there and and doesn't even display the vista logo. I have tried the system restore time and time again but it always says that it fails. I went through the software and warranty booklet, and it says that you don't need a disk for system restore as it is already installed on another drive. I was not given a operating system disk for it to reload vista. I do not know what to do, can somebody please help. I think that all I need to do is buy another vista, but don't want to pay the hefty price. what can I do?

Posted by 2685866 9 years ago


snap board concept

Hello everybody, this is a new idea of mine that I want to share with you. the snap board concept. It is made of zip lock bags, card board, and duck tape. This idea could be used in notebooks or you could just make a wall of this and make all different bags and holders that snap on to the zip lock rail. You can slide the bags from side to side if you want. I might put this in a notebook case so that I can customize it with pencil holders and other organizers. Or I might make it so that I can snap on different covers and stuff like that . Please tell me any other ideas to use this idea and comments. I will post an Instructables when I make a true model and get feedback. Please comment and subscribe

Posted by sonic broom 3 years ago


Home Page UI Bugged

Home Page user interfaced bugged. Looks like a problem with All Classes, Your Feed, and All Featured links.  Using Microsoft Edge on Windows 10. HP ENVY m7 Notebook 64-bit.  Doesn't break usability, just messes with page layout. Still fully functioning. 

Posted by sebastiantheodore 1 year ago


(newsletter) Solar-Powered Walkway, Lady GaGa Glasses, VHS Notebook

Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Calm before the (contest) storm Wow, it's all quiet on the contest front with nothing to enter. Or is it? We have big plans in the works, and all will be revealed soon. Get a head start: one will involve good old-fashioned romance, another reusing dead computers, and we want you to stay sew warm this winter. Oh, and think of something great that can fit into a shoebox. Winners announced: Congratulations to Team Cocktail! See the awesome prize-winning drinks in the Cocktails vs. Mocktails Contest. Solar-Powered Garden Tiles VHS Spiral Bound Notebook Bend PVC Pipe DIY Cough Drops Credit Card Grappling Hook Lady GaGa Video Glasses Drinking Bird "Flock Clock" Cantilevered Foot Bridge $4 USB Latte Foamer Polarizer Glasses Copyright and Copyleft Gloves Sew an Electronic Circuit Hemma Chandelier IKEA Hack Pearl Necklace Makeover Credit Card iPhone Stand Make Perfect Saddle Cuts Guides Cocktails vs Mocktails Winners 17 Uses for an Old Club Card Notebook Mods Easy Recipes Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


Light(ish) and non flexible.

I am toying with the idea of putting together a non flexible notebook case. I really liked the look of my Timbuk2 sleeve and other sleeves out there, but they always leave out adequate support to prevent flex when in a messenger bag. I am pretty sure that being flexed across my back while cycling with a good amount of weight pressing on it killed the motherboard (twice!) on my old notebook and would like to avoid it again. I need some materials suggestions though. I need a non-flexible material to act as plates to be sewn into the outside covering of the case. Ceramic plate would be ideal, but the things that I have found are anti-ballistic and ridiculously expensive. Plate steel would work but it is heavy. Anyone out there with experience with plate steel or aluminum that can tell me how thin I can go without flex, or maybe some advice on materials that I haven't thought of?

Posted by triplenine 11 years ago


What's Inside an Instructables Prize Pack?

For a while, I wondered what was inside an Instructables prize pack. Now that I've gotten one, I decided to post the contents so that others know. An Instructables t-shirt (you can choose the size)A notebookA cardA tattooA pin2 stickers, one large and one small and roundAlso, a huge thank you to the Instructables team for organizing contests! YAY!

Posted by ProfessorPi 8 weeks ago


DIY Swivel Mount

We don't have swivel mounts here. I need one to hold my notebook+monitor while I'm in bed. Is there any instructable on this? Can you make one if not? I need one that goes up and down, right and left. Right now my monitor is useless as I'm in bed most of the time and I can't use it while I'm in bed. Thank you.

Posted by jaja1990 7 years ago


(newsletter) Screen Print for $10, Cargo Scarf, Mad Hatter Hat

  Screen Printing for Under $10 Cargo Scarf Mad Hatter Hat Recycled Paper Notebooks How to Make Candles Keyboard Wallet Fabric Pressure Sensor Spinning Yarn Felted Bag Zombie Friend Wavy Cut Paper Beads Easy Homemade Soap Guides Alice in Wonderland Cake Decorating Domo Kun

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


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Posted by globalphones1999 11 years ago


new idea Maker's Binder

I am planning on making a Ible about next Friday or so, so i will make a Makers binder it is going to be a 3 ring binder withe a notebook in it and some extra cool stuff like Graph paper for making graphs and diagrams, a electronics's symbol chart and many more cool gadgets and bells and whistles so look out for my Makers binder in a few days.

Posted by albylovesscience 8 years ago


What's the best thing at the maker shed?

What's the best thing at the maker store? currently I'm thinking about getting the mintyboost kit. I'm also thinking about getting another "bomb defuser," as my current one is getting kinda dull...Why am I asking this? Make is having a sale where there's 10% off your entire purchase and you get a free makers notebook with a 25 dollar puchase.The code is CRZYDAN

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago


XP Drivers

I bought a Compaq Presario F700 Notebook PC but it came with vista. i gave it a try but did not like it. so i bought windows xp PRO i installed and there wasn't any problems. but i need some drivers which i could not find. if you can help me please do so. in the picture you can see that i am missing some drivers but i cant seem to find them if you need more information please feel free to contact me.

Posted by chrischavez 9 years ago


Connect laptop LCD panel to non standard output

Hey... I have an old TFT LCD (~10+ years old) on an ancient notebook. It's a color screen, 640x480 resolution. I also have an mp3 player that I don't use too often anymore. I was thinking that I want to rip open the mp3 player and send the video output to the LCD but I'm not really sure how I'd go about doing this. It just seems like an interesting project, and I'm not afraid to learn new things or whatever... I just need some initial steps in the right direction.

Posted by preet 10 years ago


Trouble with an ipod

If this needs to be moved bc its in the wrong thread then by all means please move it, otherwise i have a problem. I put 2 cds woth of tunes onto a falsh drive earlier today and now itunes wont recognize the fact tht it can upload the music so how do i get around this. the computer says it is a cd audio file and that being said it may need to be converted to mp3 but i have no idea how to do tht. Also plz dont suggest tht i put the cd in my disk drive, mainly because i dont have 1. Notebooks are a pain. Thx for the help and i hope you all have a great day.

Posted by Uninformed person 7 years ago


Thanks Instructables!!!!!!!

Hi Friends!!!!!! When I saw the Dead Computer Contest, my first thought was "This netbook will be mine!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!", and started with the Cyborg project. It was a week working, and the last two nights without sleep. And finally happened! When I was waiting for my netbook, I dreamed carrying the computer everywhere in my backpack... SWEEEEEET!! But, when I opened the box, I saw love at first sight between the netbook and my mother, who had a big smile in her eyes when saw the beautiful computer. As my mother never had a brand new computer for her (she always had to depend of my old notebook or my brother's new one), I gift it to her. If you could have seen the happiness in her eyes eyes when I did that... I only have words of gratitude and respect for you, for all the Instructables team. Thanks Eric (ewilhelm), Randy (Randofo), Fungus Amungus, Stumpchunkman, Noah (noahw), Instructables Robot, THANKS TO ALL!!!!!! You made my mom happy, and made me happier!!! As I always say, being part of this community and wear the Robot T-shirt is a privilege, an honor and a pride for me, and I hope to make a lot of important contributions for all the members of this, the World's greatest DIY page!! And I want to thanks to all my friends and comrades who voted for me in the contest. THANK YOU!!! And Randy, your book is AWESOME. IT'S A MASTERPIECE!!!!! Thank you people!!! Cordially (from my old but working and happy notebook!!) Mario Caicedo Langer A.K.A. M.C. Langer (The artist formerly known as Poyecto_gir) Bogota, Colombia

Posted by M.C. Langer 8 years ago


Can you wire USB Ports in series?

Hi, All. New to the forums, but have used several instructables and love this site. I'm currently trying to make a notebook cooling fan using a 12 Volt fan pulled from an older computer. Obviously I can wire it to the USB ports, but the 5V I'm getting there aren't enough. Would it be possible to wire 2 usb connections in a series, giving me 10V at 500mA, or am I just asking to fry my ports? I've seen some external hard drives that use 2 USB ports for power, so I'm assuming it can be done, but I didn't know if you needed anything other than a series connection. Thanks!

Posted by doublec5 7 years ago


Tool belt / carrier

I'm new to the forum, so please be constructive with criticism if it's necessary. I'm looking for a way to carry around my tools (leatherman BLAST, cell phone (LG CU400), pencil, pen, BUNGEE notebook (maybe 5" x 3" or so)) in a comfortable, secure way. I hate using my pockets, and I'm a guy, so I don't carry a pocketbook or anything like that. I've been trying to figure out a way to secure said items on my body, but I find that everywhere I put them interferes with my motion, or makes too much noise as I'm prowling around behind friends :-P Does anyone have an idea for what I could do to solve this, is there an instructable already for something similar, etc.? Thanks in advance, and I hope this is the right place to post :)

Posted by Krozgen 11 years ago


How to re-use an old speaker

So, I have a bunch of old speakers lying around and I`d like to use them, but the input is those two wires (sorry, dont know the exact term) and I cant seem to use them anywhere other than the sound system itself. The problem is that the soundsystem is broken and, believe or not, the repair guy said he wouldnt even take a look at it because he probably wouldnt find the replacement parts if needed. So now I have a bunch of speakers and nowhere to use them. Ive seen a few tutorials, like this one, but thats not exactly what Im looking. I just want to use these speakers plugged on my notebook, or maybe via bluetooth (Ive seen some modules capable of that). What do I need to get? Thank you all.

Posted by vitorassuena 3 years ago


Help wiring a laptop's LCD display?

Greetings all! I had the pleasure of demo-ing an HP Pavilion laptop computer for any and all scrappable parts today.  Fun enough in itself, but now come the real questions that I don't have the answers to.  What to do with many of the working pieces.  The LCD display, in particular.  Some information that may be useful here: HP Pavilion dv6227d Entertainment Notebook PC There are many tags on the display itself, but I think this is the manufacturer: AU Optronics B154EW04 V.2 I'm curious if anyone has done any projects involving displays such as this, and if so, what the application was, how it was wired, etc.  It's so light and thin, I'd just hate to see this thing go to waste or end up sitting in my parts bin.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Happy Holidays, ghost

Posted by huck alexander 7 years ago


"Choose To Reuse" Contest Awarding Free HP Laptop & Printer

If you like turning trash into treasure, then you're probably going to love Greenwala's new crafty contest.The green social network is complementing its other green-themed contests with their latest and greatest one, which asks participants to photograph an original repurposed design of their own creation.Some examples of other contestants' creations include:1) vinyl record garden planters2) shower curtain turned into wearable "hoodie"3) vinyl records stitched into a pocketbookTake a look at the rest of the entries here and then gear yourself up to submit your own cool, repurposed design -- http://www.greenwala.com/greenwala_contestsThe most creative reuse will win a new HP Mini 110 XP Notebook and a Deskjet D2660 printer! Good luck and have fun!!

Posted by elizahleigh 9 years ago


Can't play CDs or DVDs In Laptop

When I insert a CD, DVD, software disc, etc, into the tray, I hear a couple of beeps, a fast whirring sound that then stops. No playback happens even set to auto play. No little disc icon appears on screen. I'm unsure if the drive ever worked, but I assume it did when I installed disc that came with my latest printer. Trouble shooting via Windows help & support led me to find drive in Device Manager for repair/update.***I find no listing for a CD/DVD drive there or in sounds section on control panel***I have Compaq F700 notebook running Windows Vista Home Premium. Programs list show 2 DVD players in addition to Windows Media Player. No luck with any of them. (One shows"No Disc" even after disc is inserted). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by noblepap 5 years ago


Help me make a sturdy desk organizer box from 8mm MDF wood.

I'm trying to organize the bar area in my restaurant. I'm thinking of an front open box with a couple of dividers for temporary papers, notebooks pens and a compartment for beer and wine openers and such.. This is the waiters (currently just me the owner) places orders on the computer. I want to minimize the space taken from the bar so I'd like to use thin wood like this leftover 8mm MDF piece I have. I thought of cutting the sides to required sizes and then gluing them together but I'm not sure that would be strong enough to hold the approximately 5kg screen on top. It's a touch screen, so for safety I want it to hold a maximum of 8kg. TL;DR Any suggestions? How do I join pieces to make something like this

Posted by naim 2 years ago


Can't play CDs or DVDs In Laptop

When I insert a CD, DVD, software disc, etc into the tray, I hear 2 beeps, a fast, whirring sound which then stops, but there is nothing else happens. No little disc icon appears on screen. I'm unsure if the drive ever worked, but I assume it did when I installed the disc that came with my latest printer. Windows help & support helped me figure discs are not being read, and led me to find CD/DVD driver in Device Manager for repair or updating drive***THERE IS NO LISTING FOR CD/DVD DRIVE THERE OR UNDER SOUNDS SECTION  IN CONTROL PANEL. I have a Compaq  F700 notebook running Windows Vista.  There are 2 DVD players listed in programs in addition to the Windows Media Player. No luck with any of them. One shows "No Disc" even after disc is inserted. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by noblepap 5 years ago


Please help be build a custom battery pack

I’m SO confused! I’m trying to build a custom battery back that can run my notebook computer,  and gadgets and can be solar charged.   Every part I need seems to be on this site: http://www.batteryspace.com/ I’m interested in using Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4, LFE) batteries. Where I’m confused is when it comes to the electronics that protect the battery and allow it to be charged:  power management boards, charge control boards, and solar charge controllers. I would be greatly appreciative of someone who could consult me on this project.  (and yes I called the manufacturer – not a whole lot of help due to language barrier). I think that a better knowledge of batteries, DC power, and how this all works may help me if you could recommend a CLC class or book that would be great too.   Thank you!

Posted by akira2501 8 years ago


Top 10 Back-to-School Instructables

Thanks to an idea from Labot2001, we've put together a list of some of our favorite back-to-school Instructables. Whether you're getting set for another year of school or helping to prepare someone else, these Instructables will help you get back into the classroom mindset in true DIY style. Floppy Disk Bag by Imanalchemist Floppy disks are now rarely used to carry information, but they can effectively carry all of your stuff. If you like this project, also check out Imanalchemists's Floppy Tote and Floppy Binder.   Eraser Flash Drive by fungus amungus Stealthily conceal your flash drive in the guise of a standard pink eraser.   Nintendo Lunchbox by fluctifragus Is that a sandwich in your Nintendo or are you just happy to have an awesome lunchbox?   Homemade Whiteboard by ausable An erasable whiteboard can help you keep all of your assignments organized amidst a busy schedule.   Circuit Board Binder by killrsheep A PCB binder will show all of the other regular, non-creative binders who's boss.   Make Your Own Notebook by chebang Create a personal notebook with an album cover and some basic bookbinding techniques.   Mont Blanc Pen Hack by kingant Nobody wants to throw down lots of money for writing utensils; luckily, with this method, you can cheaply recreate an expensive pen on the cheap.   Neoprene Laptop Bag by saul Pieces of Neoprene, the squishy material often used in wetsuits, can be sewn together to create a functional and comfortable laptop case.   Better Videotape the School Play by westfw A great videotape will help you remember your child's performance and much more effectively embarrass them when they're older.   How to Do Laundry by linuxmom While you may disagree, your roommate knows that doing your laundry every once in a while is necessary for college students. For those who need to learn, don't worry: linuxmom is here to rescue you!   There are also some other great Instructables that could help you in school--comment and share those below. From one person going back to school to another, best of luck and have a good year!

Posted by joshf 9 years ago


My Moleskine 2.0 Competition UPDATE

Moleskine's haing a contest where you can win a lifetime supply of Moleskines for your idea of how to hack them. In case you're wondering, a lifetime supply is 5 a year for 50 years. From the contest page: My Moleskine 2.0 Competition celebrates the intimate relationship between life hacking digital nomads and the Moleskine notebooks.It looks like any idea is a possibility and even if your hack doesn't work you'll at least have your Moleskine to write and draw on and that's always a good thing. My Moleskine 2.0 Competition via Make BlogUPDATE: After checking out the application form I found that all you need to do for the first part of the contest is submit your idea and email it along with the rest of the application form. If your idea is selected, then you will need to make the hack and mail it to them for an exhibition where the public votes on them. Everyone who does this will get three Moleskines.Contest closes May 31.

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Help connecting a Led strip to laptop power source.

Hi all, I want to illuminate my laptop keyboard and since the name of the device is LAPTOP meaning it is a mobile device, the tutorials on Youtube were not that promising ... and trust me I searched a lot. I work at a lighting company, we have tons of led stips ... the lowest is a 12V 7W LED strip and that's 7W per meter ... the closest CUT-HERE mark on the strip involves 6 SMD LEDs which is enough for me, this strip doesn't overheat, I put my finger on it.  The question is it possible to solder these 6 LEDS to the 12V DC power jack of the laptop or the USB power (+ / -) port ( on the mainboard ) .... as for the strip itself, I can install it on the Laptop Chassis, not necessary inside te Chassis in a very neat way. can it be done? is there any risk on the laptop ? .... will the USB still be usable ? ( again I don't want to plug a USB cable to power the LEDs I want to solder on the USB port on mainboard) Thank you

Posted by ElGringo82 1 year ago


ID/Creationism trolling an academic requirement?

This could explain a lot. (From RichardDawkins.net via Slashdot )Apparently, the course on "Intelligent Design and Christian Apologetics" at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has, as a requirement worth 20% of the final grade, "(4) provide at least 10 posts defending ID that you've made on "hostile" websites, the posts totalling 3,000 words, along with the URLs (i.e., web links) to each post (worth 20% of your grade)."The next time I see a lengthy, ad-hominem-laden, scientifically dubious argument for Intelligent Design on this site I'm going to wonder whether it is a college student fulfilling course requirements by trolling. I notice that reading the replies to your 3,000 words of propaganda isn't required. Now we just have to find whoever it is offering photocopies of Tesla's secret notebooks and plans for perpetual motion machines if you post enough stuff supporting overunity HHO generators.Note to those so inclined: this is not flamebait, I'm reporting a piece of news relevant to this community (because of our semi-regular flamewars debates about ID etc.). Flames will be reported as spam and subsequently ignored. Intelligent Discussion will be welcomed.

Posted by PKM 9 years ago


Eco-Crafters -- Are You Skilled At Repurposing Trash Into Treasures?

Www.greenwala.com (an online green social network) is looking for crafty DIYers to share their repurposed project ideas with them for a future article. Might be a great way for people here to gain exposure -- here's the article link -- http://www.greenwala.com/community/blogs/all/1344-Creative-Crafters-Share-Details-About-Your-Repurposed-Fashion-Projects'''ALSO, www.greenwala.com has a few new crafty contests running, but one in particular is called "Choose To Reuse".It asks participants to photograph an original repurposed design of their own creation.Here are some examples of what other contestants have already submitted:1) vinyl record garden planters2) shower curtain turned into wearable "hoodie"3) old sink turned "hand-tiled bird bath"Take a look at the rest of the entries here and then gear yourself up to submit your own cool, repurposed design -- http://www.greenwala.com/greenwala_contests'''The most creative reuse will win a new HP Mini 110 XP Notebook and a Deskjet D2660 printer!Good luck and have fun!!

Posted by elizahleigh 9 years ago


Doodle with Pattern Background

So I had a problem choosing a pattern that I was going to decorate a notebook with. I looked up patterns and designs on Google images, but most were either all too complicated or just not appealing to me. So I decided to create my own design. I had a few guidelines for the design: 1. It had to reflect my personality somehow. 2. It can't be too complicated 3. I had to like it, of course. I looked around for inspiration on Google and Ikea, and found this design where it was a feather with stripes surrounded by lines, circles, and curves. And it hit me, a picture surrounded by different patterns. Since I'm Asian, I immediately thought of a cute panda. Then, I google searched a tutorial for a panda, drew it, and behold, a panda! After that, I thought that it needed more, so I started drawing random ovals behind it. The ovals looked too plain so I thought about adding more, with patterns! I drew a variety of patterns in the ovals/circles and the picture is my result. If you look close enough you can see my other attempted patterns on the back of the paper, including feathers and toast. I'm just random like that. Pip pip toodley doo!

Posted by t0ast-tastic 5 years ago


Quality control

First, let me just say how much I love Instuctables.com......I really can't remember....not one single time this year, not checking in here for even ONE SINGLE DAY!! It is my go-to place!! That said, I've kinda been thinking about the amounts of digital "clutter" that exist here. Now, I myself have only put up two instructables......so I wouldn't claim to be a MAJOR contributor, by any definition...........but what I mean is....... there are some instrutables here that are just junk!  Some kid zipped in here 4 years ago, put up something he (so-called) "made" with a piece of notebook paper and and a stick......no photos or the photos are garbage, and he hasn't been back since. A few bad ratings, and a couple of bad comments....and that's it.  Has anyone ever discussed any sort of "juried" process after awhile?  I dunno.....maybe it's a bad idea, and god knows my work here isn't Smithsonian quality material, but I did put a'lot of thought into it, and I love the community here! I just think if something has less than two stars after 3 years and all the comments are wretched.......it should maybe be removed. Such an action can be announced, maybe, or voting or something. .....just food for thought. C

Posted by chipper35 6 years ago