Winners of NVIDIA's Speak Visual Contest include 2 Instructables users

Computer modders take prizes in NVIDIA's Speak Visual Contest. The contest was open to computer modders and visual artists, but most of the winners are modders. The grand prize winner blows away the competition and deserves the powerhouse computer that its creator will get. (We met the Austin Modders at Maker Faire Austin - they had some great stuff on display.)Scroll down, all the way down, to see Instructables user whatsisface's entry that won him a couple books.UPDATE: Another Instructables user, nav.sparx, won a BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE graphics card. Nice! Link

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Speak Visual Contest - for computer modders and visual artists

MAKE has just announce a new contest it's running with NVIDIA called the Speak Visual Contest. This is perfect for computer modders since you can enter a PC mod, gamer station or PC hardware creation. Interestingly enough, it's also open to motion graphics and data visualization that uses a graphics card as well.Top prize is a Digital Storm PC with some killer specs that's worth over two grand. Five runners up will win the BFG GeForce GTX 260 OC MAXCORE. Others will win copies of Building The Perfect PC 2nd Edition or Make Projects: Small Form Factor PCs from MAKE.Even cooler, one of the ways to enter is to submit an Instructable with "modificationstation" as a tag. Below is the full list of ways to enter.Flickr: tag your photos with "modificationstation" and also add it to the Make: Flickr photo pool.YouTube, Vimeo, blip.tv: tag your videos with "modificationstation".Submit your project link via the Make: Submit form.Instructables, tag your project with "modificationstation".You can also send links to your videos, photos or more to us via email. Speak Visual Contest

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


Adobe ..... unable to load module - How to fix the start problem in regards to the video driver

I had to install Adobe Premier for a friend with no real clues. Anyway, all was good and registered but the first start was aborted with an error stating that a module for the graphics card could not be loaded. The misleading suggestion underneath, stating to updated the graphics driver was of little use as the latest Nvidia driver was already installed. A support request with Adobe gave the suggestion to fully uninstall all Adobe products, using their clean up tool. After that a reboot and fresh install of all. You guessed it, Premier CC would still refuse to start with the same error. Google was of no use this time but a system check revealed the fix: Premier was trying to load quite a few things but some have been blocked by the virus scanner for no good reason. After setting exceptions for the problematic files I also checked the firewall and gave full access to all Adobe Premier related tasks. And sure enough there was no error message anymore! So if your Adobe product fails to start with an error in regards to being unable to load a module you might want to disable your virus scanner and firewall to check if they are to blame. I hope this might help all those lost with no useful support.

Posted by Downunder35m 2 years ago


Adam & Jamie draw a MONA LISA in 80 milliseconds! at NVIDIA's Show

Adam and Jamie made a robot that fires lots and lots of paint balls. When they shoot on a big piece of paper what you get is a MONA LISA. The MONA LISE appears on the paper in 80 milliseconds!!! Watch the video below and be amazed!!!

Posted by comodore 9 years ago


Can I stream steam games from my AMD GPU- powered computer to a raspberry pi?

It looks like this is possible with an Nvidia GPU, but I'm not sure if I'll be able to do this with my AMD based card. Everything I've found online seems fairly dated, and I was wondering if there have been any updates to this. Thanks

Posted by NickE12 2 years ago


Games now laggy but shouldent be.=

So most of my games have been laggy for a week now and they werent before. I did a virus scan, malware, almost everything I could find. Call of duty black ops was running fine then it went and stayed below 10 FPS, CoD Black Ops 2 lags and it didn't it stayed below 40. This is a fairly new computer, it is an Alien ware with a Core I5, Nvidia geforece 650M, 6GB ram. I could run these games on fair settings then it just got unplay able. I dont have avg, and I run these games from steam. Thanks

Posted by rockyjroller 4 years ago


Just how fast can a 2.6GHz Pentium 4 go?

Well I have gotten a 2.6GHz Pentium 4, on the socket 478 with stock cooling, to go as high as 2.94GHz before the system starts to hang. I believe I have the Core voltage set to 1.875v, and I am running windows XP home edition. the system specs (other than the cpu) are: -Ram-1gb in four slots -HDD's-Fujitsu 10gb and Maxtor 10gb -Mainboard-Asus P4GBX -Video-Nvidia Geforce (2?) pci card -Cooling-Stock pentium 4 cooling aparatus and 2 case fans -PSU-350W Enermax The cpu is just a standard socket 478 pentium 4 that has a stock speed of 2.667GHz Has anyone gotten theirs to go any faster?

Posted by zack247 7 years ago


VHS to DVD via computer

We have a huge selection of old videocassete tapes from home movies, TV recordings, and feature films that we want to archive onto DVD. I have the software to edit and burn the DVDs, but no way to get it onto the computer. I have a Lenovo 3000 J series, with 1 GB RAM, an AMD Athalon X2 64 2.01 GHz dual core processor, a 250 GB hard drive, and a dual-layer DVD/CD burner. nVidia GeForce 6100 built-in video card. My VCR has only RCA-composite video, but S-Video is possible through an old high-quality VHS camera. Would I need to get a new video card, or just a converter for RCA-USB? Low-budget recommendations would be appreciated.

Posted by CameronSS 11 years ago


RC transmitter/receiver technical questions

I have a few questions regarding the data rate of normal RC transmitters. Roughly how often does the processor in the transmitter scan the inputs? Each individual channel only operates at around 50/60 Hz, can this easily be increased? I've heard that there are digital servos operating on a frequency significantly higher than 60Hz, do they still operate on the same 60 Hz input? How noticeable would a refresh rate of 5Hz be in the position of the servo when it is in use on a performance model (i'm told that a program the executes in 1/10th of a second appears instantaneous)? Can a 100% duty cycle pulse be supplied to a servo to make it move faster, if the correct position signal is supplied when it reaches the right place? Thanks for any replies. (does anyone know where to find the pinout for the nvidia gt330m graphics card)

Posted by The Skinnerz 7 years ago


I GOT A NEW LAPTOP :D

YO IBLES!I've been saving up FOREVER and finally got a new vessel.Funds not only came from actual manual labor.... My Dad approved a plan of mine. Most of our computers are from the Windows 98 - Early days of XP era. He let me sell our SEVEN old computers so that I could get new ones for the family. Deal is, I get mine first :DSo, enough with the story... The laptop is an ASUS G50Vt. Specs:Centrino 2 Core 2 Duo 2.13GHz ProcNvidia GeForce 9800M GS 512MB320GB HDD4GB RAMWindows Vista Home PremiumThis thing spins circles around my 5-year-old Pentium 4. Best of all, it didn't break my bank; a computer like this is generally in your $1200+ range.Pics below. Tell me what you think!

Posted by Labot2001 9 years ago


Problems with Modern Warfare 2 (PC)

Ok so i just bought MW 2 on Steam and after i installed it and clicked play on single player, it would crash. I can hear the Infinity Ward Logo do that spinning thing, and then it crashes.  I get the IW4SP.EXE error.  In the past 3 days, ive been able to play single player once.   When i try to play multiplayer, i get the menu screen for multiplayer but i cannot move my mouse into the menu (I have two monitors).  I tried unplugging my second monitor and i still couldnt move my cursor.   I tried all of the "remedies" online and nothing seems to work.   My PC specs are 8GB of ram, Intel i7-2720QM @2.20GHz, Windows Pro, NVIDIA Quadro 1000M (Updated it the day before getting the game).  HP ElietBook 8560w any help would be greatly appreciated, as I have no where else to turn and I'll be really mad if I spent 15 bucks on a game I got to play once. Thanks!!

Posted by sjo232 6 years ago


MIcrochip - ''can't open include file''

Hi ALL! Please help me to find the bug! Yesterday I did the new instalation of the MPLAB X  last version v3.45 after deleting the old. I did the following tutorial to find bugs in the compilation and chip injection: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUofSucHx_E The problem apear when I try to inject the software in the chip with the PICKIT3 when before nevar did so new problem. Today I reinstall all the software again two times and nothing pass than the same error. Script aded here of the only both files. Thank you in advance. Me -------------------------------------- Output feedback START -------------------------------------- make -f nbproject/Makefile-default.mk SUBPROJECTS= .build-conf make[1]: Entering directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' make  -f nbproject/Makefile-default.mk dist/default/production/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X.production.hex make[2]: Entering directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microchip\xc8\v1.38\bin\xc8.exe" --pass1  --chip=18F2550 -Q -G  --double=24 --float=24 --emi=wordwrite --opt=default,+asm,+asmfile,-speed,+space,-debug --addrqual=ignore --mode=free -P -N255 --warn=-3 --asmlist -DXPRJ_default=default  --summary=default,-psect,-class,+mem,-hex,-file --output=default,-inhx032 --runtime=default,+clear,+init,-keep,-no_startup,-download,+config,+clib,-plib   --output=-mcof,+elf:multilocs --stack=compiled:auto:auto:auto "--errformat=%f:%l: error: (%n) %s" "--warnformat=%f:%l: warning: (%n) %s" "--msgformat=%f:%l: advisory: (%n) %s"    -obuild/default/production/main.p1  main.c main.c:10: error: (141) can't open include file "main.h": No such file or directory make[2]: *** [build/default/production/main.p1] Error 1 make[1]: *** [.build-conf] Error 2 (908) exit status = 1 nbproject/Makefile-default.mk:100: recipe for target 'build/default/production/main.p1' failed make[2]: Leaving directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' nbproject/Makefile-default.mk:84: recipe for target '.build-conf' failed make[1]: Leaving directory 'C:/Users/Toshiba/MPLABXProjects/PIC18F2550_LED_Flashing.X' make: *** [.build-impl] Error 2 nbproject/Makefile-impl.mk:39: recipe for target '.build-impl' failed BUILD FAILED (exit value 2, total time: 606ms) -------------------------------------- Output feedback END -------------------------------------- JAVA are in the last one version up to date My system: SATELLITE L50-A-1F2 Windows 8.1 64-bit 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ processor with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 39.6cm (15.6”) , Toshiba TruBrite® HD TFT High Brightness display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting Hard disk 1 TB Shining silver finish with stripe pattern, black keyboard 8,192 (4,096 + 4,096) MB, DDR3L RAM (1,600 MHz) NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 740M with CUDA™ Technology and NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology maximum life : up to 4h00min (Mobile Mark™ 2012) weight : starting at 2.40 kg W x D x H : 377.5 x 244.0 x 25.95 mm

Posted by IvanV18 1 year ago


Upgrade of Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper, MKB v20 included, GPU Transcoder

Upgrade of Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper, MKB v20 included, GPU Transcoder What's New: Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper Version 1.0.1.1 1. Added the support for AACS MKB v20 discs. 2. Fixed the bug for those BD+ discs collapsed when conversion Key Features Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper supports Full Disk Copy function, which can help you remove copy protections from your commercial Blu-ray discs or DVD discs, and back up the Blu-ray or DVD movie files to your hard drive or other removable mediums with the Blu-ray or DVD’s original structures easily and fastly. It can convert Blu-ray/DVD disc to a wide range of output files, like MPG, MKV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, AVI, MP3, AC3, and other HD or SD video/audio formats for playing on iPad, iPhone 4, Droid X, Samsung Galaxy S, Nexus S, Archos, BlackBerry, Zune, Creative Zen, WDTV, and more at 5x faster speed without quality loss based on the latest NVIDIA CUDA technology. The Blu-ray conversion displays Blu-ray and DVD files in two mode, Title Mode and File mode. In the Title Mode, you could view the specific titles and chapters of the Blu-ray and DVD disc files, and choose those Blu-ray or DVD content you would like to convert according to the titles. Moreover, it can keep the ripped or converted Blu-ray/DVD files without video/audio sync problems for its perfect video and audio sync technology. Ripping Blu-ray and DVD disc with the selected subtitle or audio line is available. Even you are able to convert Blu-ray or DVD movies with the forced subtitles if you like. Batch BD/DVD conversion is also supported. For those users who prefer to edit Blu-ray and DVD movies, you could do some editing jobs by using its editor function. For instance, you can specify the video length of your Blu-ray and DVD file or cut off those unwanted areas and black edges of the Blu-ray/DVD movies to convert. Even you are able to add company logo, text/image/video watermarks and effects on your Blu-ray and DVD files. Another key feature of Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper is to support adjusting video/audio parameters of the output format to get the better video quality you perfer. For example, you could set to rip Blu-ray/DVD disc movie with 5.1 surround sound. To set the wanted aspect ratio is available as well. Version History Foxreal Blu-Ray Ripper V1.0.1.0 (December 7, 2010) 1. Foxreal announces the release of Foxreal Blu-ray Ripper. 2. Able to remove copy protection, region code, AACS and MKB V19 from Blu-ray and DVD discs to make Full Blu-ray or DVD disc (1:1) copy and backup to hard drive. 3. Adopt perfect video and audio sync technology to help you rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD files without video/audio sync problems. 4. Support NVIDIA CUDA acceleration technology which makes the ripping speed 5X faster. 5. Rip and convert Blu-ray/DVD disc to all popular video and audio formats like MPG, MKV, MOV, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, AVI, MP3, AC3, and other HD or SD formats. 6. Rip Blu-ray movie for playback on various devices like iPad, iPhone 4, iPod, Apple TV, WD TV, PS3, Xbox/Xbox 360, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S, Droid X, Droid Pro, Nokia N8, BlackBerry Torch 9800, Nexus One, Zune, and more. 7. Convert Blu-ray/DVD file for editing on Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, iMoive, Pinnacle Studio, etc. 8. Allow to perfect and optimize the output with powerful editing function including trimming, cropping, watermark/effect, deinterlacing, audio replace, etc. Official Web: http://www.foxreal.com/ Discount Page: http://www.foxreal.com/christmas-sale-of-foxreal-software-with-special-discounts/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/Foxreal Twitter: http://twitter.com/FoxrealSoftware Free Download: http://hotfile.com/dl/92257675/6e16e0d/blu_ray_ripper_setup.exe.html

Posted by sparrow0508 7 years ago


Windows - Monitor turning itself off after a few minutes.

Today I faced a problem that according to my internet research on the tablet is quite costly and annoying. First off my specs for the computer in the basic form: Windows 7 on 32GB of RAM with a decent Nvidia graphics card. Problem: After a few minutes of use the screen suddenly goes dark, like when going on standby but Windows itself still runs as normal. Quite often when it happens the screen brightness goes up to max right before the screen goes dark. Taking out the monitor cable and pluggin it back in usually gives the screen a few seconds until it goes dark again. Official solution as suggested in many forums and knowledgebases: Take check if the problem is the same when using a different video port on the card - checked and it was for me. Check it the fan is working as it could be the card shuts down from heat problems - checked and cleaned the heatsink while at it. Replace the graphics card if problem persists - Why the hell would I do that???? My solution: Take the card out. Clean it with some air, especially the heatsink and fan. If have and old school office using paper and pen you might have one of these fancy easers with a blue part that is really coarse and has some fine particles in it. They were used to remove ink or pen writings instead of pencil marks. If you don't have one take some aluminium foil and crunch it to a small ball. Use the eraser/foil to clean the contacts of the card. The gold plating should come out nice and shiny, if it still looks dull keep working it a few minutes longer. Just rub from one side to the other over the contacts. Once fully shiny remove all debris by blowing it off - pay special attention to the tiny gaps between the contacts!! If in doubt use an old toothbrush (dry and clean of course) to clean between the contacts, a cottum bud works too if you are desperate. Put the card back into the computer and you have a really high chance the monitor stays on and will work fine from now on.

Posted by Downunder35m 1 year ago


Building: wireless monitor/tablet recycling old laptop parts

Please be positive and constructive with your questions and comments.Building wireless touchscreen ar1100 to bluetooth transmitte by Fearlessleader on Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:04 am Hi I have 15.4 samsung laptop screen I am converting to 4 wire touch overlay and want to us the ar1100 but need to go from the usb out bluetooth wireless mouse transmitter. I would need the same type of transmitter like any bluetooth mouse would have inside. The mini pc I am building has both bluetooth and wireless display.Parts list so far15.4 samsung screen pulled from a Dell laptop modle LTN154W1-L01Control board for the screen with hdmi ebay 30$ link https://www.ebay.com/itm/HDMI-DVI-VGA-LCD-Lvds-Con.. 12v 3 amp power supply for the screen controler I already have but later I would build voltage control unit that would charge or power the whole unit. Again YouTube has videos and links for the part for this. And I really don't want to have a bunch a supplies to run it. While prototype it I will the final will run from the laptop I got the screen from. It should plenty of power for a single board computer like the new pi 3 to be added and the audio amp15.4 4 wire overlay conversion many sorce's about 50$ link https://www.ebay.com/itm/15-4inch-4-Wire-Film-to-F... $Ar1100 touch to usb mouse adafuit 10$ link https://www.adafruit.com/product/1580Hdmi wireless receiver. 20 to 40$ depending on features like if it has chromecasting and such I just need video so I think the 20$ unit will do nice. These can be found in many places, so I would think this to be open end item depending on features the builder wants. I would buy the best you can afford to leave it fexible .The last thing I need to make work would be usb transmitter to make the ar1100 bluetooth or matched pair of 2.4 dongles usb this is the only item missing. I could test the whole set up but would have run 1 usb cable, but that's a deal breaker for full wireless... If I had a old bluetooth mouse and knew how take its transmitter out, that work but a bluetooth usb adapter the would plug in the ar1100 board would be the thing I need.If someone would know how to remove the mouse transmitter and wire it to male usb plug I would be happy to buy it. I real want this to made from as much recycled parts as possible.I just don't want to have run a usb cable from ar1100 to the pc.I don't think the same usb dongle that's used to the pc is the same as the one used in every bluetooth mouse or keyboard. That's my idea for a wireless touchscreen handheld All the parts are easy to get I just need make the ar1100 usb board and wireless usb transmitter. The pc would use GA-h77n-wifi mini itx as it has both bluetooth & wireless display and wifi.Part 2The idea sound lol! I want to build a frame for the screen with speakers and laptop battery and used the power supply from the Dell laptop I got the screen from, that would need a small amp. Since the receiver is hdmi, I would think the audio would be there if not that would be simple to just use a bluetooth stereo headphones and run the earphone wires to the small audio amp.I would like any comments on this idea and a sorce the one part that missing the usb mouse transmitter for the ar1100 and this could be built.So What do you folks think? A portable monitor 100% wireless that could even double as touchscreen remote! I even thought down the road to add the new pi 3 to it as that would completely independent as low power tablet or connect to the pc that nvidia gpu and could stream pc games to My Nvidia shield too. With all the power of I7 2700k oc to 4.2ghz.The possibilities here are endless you and all kinds a features adding a mic and Webcam for video calls with sckype or google voice and messenger and bingo u have a voice and video over IPThis do able you think?All comments good or bad give to me straight.Oh but go easy on the grammar thing. I technology geek but a 56 year old high school drop out. But hay at 37 I was disabled with fractured spine by time I was 40 I did all computers repairs for my local high school and was building white box computers out of my home office. If there is 1 thing I have learned in this life anything is possible but you have to try!Please be positive and constructive with your questions and comments.

Posted by Fearlessleader62 5 months ago


One bug, one inconvenience

Hey all, Instructables is an amazing website, spend a lot of time in the electronics section! Haven't had time to make my first instructable yet, but getting ready too shortly! I found two bugs, one that doesn't hinder usability but it has a huge annoyance factor, and the other is an inconvenience more or less. The first one: Ironically I found this while looking at pictures of bugs people had previously submitted in the comments of the featured bugs article. When you click on the image to view it in the light-box some of the objects on the page ALWAYS show up in front of the light-box. This makes me believe that the Z-Index is possibly set too high on those objects, haven't had a chance to play around in FireBug and propose a solution as of yet though. I have attached the screenies of this problem below. I only took screen-shots of the problem on this specific page, but rest assured it does it on every single page I have checked. I figured this pair of images is enough. Second "bug" (not so much a bug as a recommendation here): When posting in the forums I ALWAYS have to do the "Select a category group and category" step in my post. I understand that if I wasn't already inside a specific forum (category) when I clicked the new topic button it wouldn't already know where I wanted to post to, but seeing as you don't have this button until you are inside a category it should be able to fill this in for you. For example I was inside the "bugs" category in the "help" category group when I clicked the "New Topic" button, it wouldn't be too difficult to have that button pass a parameter to allow those boxes to automatically have the right selection, but keep them selectable just in case someone would want to change where it was posted. Computer 1 specs: OS: Both Ubuntu 11.10 (x86 and x64) and Windows 7 (x64) Browsers: Firefox 8.0, Chromium 15.0.874.106 (Developer Build 107270 Linux) CPU: Core 2 Duo e5700 RAM: 8 Gb GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 7300 (Driver Version 2.1.2) Computer 2 Specs (My web development machine): OS: Windows 7 SP1 (x64) and XP Pro SP3 (x86) Browsers: Firefox 9.0.1, IE 9.0.8812.16421, Chrome 16.0.912.63, Safari 5.1.2, Opera 11.60 CPU: Core i5 m520 RAM: 8Gb GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5470 I was able to replicate this issue across 3 operating systems with various levels of installed updates, and across every single common browser, updated to their latest versions for the specific operating systems. In supporting browsers using compatibility mode this problem wasn't present, but as previous posts stated paddings, menus and some other items move around the site or collapse on themselves, specifically on the front page using internet explorer. These bugs were replicated using both 32 bit and 64 bit versions of operating systems, and on 64 bit operating systems it was tested on both the 32 and 64 bit browsers.

Posted by b3ta-mann 6 years ago