Instructables for portable devices

Is it possible to get a portable version of instructables for portable devices or for computers with small screens? Thanks.

Posted by Yerboogieman 8 years ago


Portable Chargers

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Posted by Yerboogieman 10 years ago


Portable hole?

I recall there was an instructable about making a portable hole, or optical cavity with lights in it. As far as I knew, it was used as a coffee table, but I can't find it now. Has it been removed?

Posted by octochan 11 years ago


portable DVD: picture have moved

Hi, I got The Lenco portable DVD Player DVP-X7. I can hear sound and view the picture on an external device. The problem is that the picture on the screen of the portable dvd player is on the right side and cut of. So only half the picture is visible with a black bar beside its and the rest of the screen is grey. its like the picture have moved to the right and now you can only see a part of it. Please help.

Posted by m8r_vn6oua 9 years ago


Portable TV

(I hope this is the right place to ask this) I have a question on what I would need to add a TV screen to my TV Radio. It picks up the sound for TV, but how can I tap into that and add a screen?

Posted by popit 10 years ago


Replacing portable dvd player with pcdvd rom drive

Sup guys.  I have an audiovox vbp4000 portable dvd player.  The drive reads disks when tore down but not when put together.  It wont eject.  I noticed however that its just a standard pc dvd rom.  I hooked it up to my windows pc and it recognized the drive and i can use it like normal.  So my question is, how can I replace the portable drive with a standard dvd rom drive?  Ive tried simply hooking one up, but no joy.

Posted by kithso 8 years ago


Tiny portable printer - Will pay

Hello everyone. I need someone to come up with the plans or the finished product of a really small portable printer around the size of a Galaxy SII (or iPhone) but twice the height (thickness) at most. It must be able to print on a strip of paper about 2-6cm wide. It must be able to print a dot-matrix like text. The size of the text must be somewhat adjustable. It must print ASCII characters and maybe some symbols. The line of text to be printed will look like this: ID0001||25AUG{}12:55 No need for paper feeding or anything. It should operate like: place the paper in the tray, press a button/buttons, remove the paper. The ink should last for at least ten prints before replacing and the device must have a rechargeable battery. I would prefer if you make an instructable out of it as well but it is not mandatory. If you can deliver kindly send me a private message here with your offer.

Posted by izybit 6 years ago


help building boombox

Hi can someone please help. i would like to build a portable ipod boombox battery operated and can be charged with regular 240v with 2 usb ports so i can charge ipod while playing and i was thinking of building it in a plexiglass so it would be cool if i could add voice activated led lights in it. thank you so much for your help in advance.

Posted by qatami 7 years ago


Coil Rifle (not really a rifle, no rifling)?

So, I've been considering modifying an inexpensive muzzle loader into a coil gun with a backpack power supply.... it seems to me that this would be possible but impractical, which is perfect for an art installation... I would then take it hunting, to test its lethality. any thoughts on the idea?

Posted by gschoppe 10 years ago


more powerful, portable amp

I was messing around with some op-amps, building variations of the CMoy amp, etc. But I became depressed quickly -- these ICs' data sheets say that at the safe maximum of 15 volts, they can only pump out around 1/4 watt of power on a single channel! Well, i have a full range driver that really needs more power to sound decent. I was wondering what the normal way of constructing an amp would be if I were looking for 5 to 10 watts of power. *edit*: i'm not looking to run this thing off of batteries... i'm sure at 10 watts, a couple of D cells would get drained rather quickly... I recently cracked open an old 4.1 computer sound system (by microlabs) and scrapped the 5 drivers (4 satellites and a 5 inch sub), two big 3700 uF caps, and two JRC4558D dual op-amp ICs from the amplifier. I read up on the JRC chip (actually, just the data sheet from the RC5448D, the texas instruments flavor, i guess the JRC is discontinued) and it seems that this thing only puts out a max of 200 mW per channel, and typically around 90 mW. Ok i know those speakers didn't get THAT loud without distortion, but i am CERTAIN it was more than 800 mW for those 4 satellites. I am a new computer engineering student, so i can understand the physics behind the electronics, but i am nowhere near the level to start reverse-engineering that amp board. So how did these speakers get driven so hard? THANKS for reading!!!!!

Posted by samurai1200 11 years ago


I want to make a cheap Lifting Gantry

G'day, I am getting old and need help to make a cheap lifting Gantry. I have a lifting device to lift 1/2 ton.  I want to be able to place the device on or near the car trailer.  To be able to lift something like a half full 44 gal drum of rubbish, rocks, sand and tip in into my trailer to take to the dump.  Something simular to this.  Just two uprights and a cross piece that I can hang my lifter on. Cheers Perry

Posted by Perry The pom 3 years ago


who can design a portable wind laptop charger?

Who can design a portable wind laptop charger? 

Posted by greenlife 8 years ago


portable ipod touch 4th gen. charger safe and wont blow the battery

Will some one please help i need a schematic for a ipod touch 4th gen charger and be portable and safe for my brand new ipod please help!! !!

Posted by agm88 5 years ago


How to make portable apps?

How can I make portable apps from games like "call of duty" or "last Chaos"? People have been showing me games like this on thier USB drives and they can be played on any computer without installing... How is this so...?

Posted by gold3nwing 9 years ago


Make a portable fire pit

This portable fire pit tutorial over on Design*Sponge is sweet. Great photos, clear instructions, and a lovely item as a result. If you want a nice bit of flame to keep you company, check it out. How to Make a Personal Fire Pit For Cheap! via design*sponge

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago


portable artist bench?

Anyone have easy plans for making  a portable artist's bench (aka "horse")?  I mean, like really, really portable for a woman who has neck and shoulder issues?  I saw an amazing one on eBay, but it costs $250.00.  Any ideas? Here is the eBay link, if you would like to see what I'm talking about.   http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dllViewItem&Item;= 270363834810&Category;=41204&_trkparms=algo%3DLVI%26its%3DI%26otn%3D1#ht_1531wt_1139

Posted by LauraGrimes 8 years ago


Screen and Speakers for Portable Console

Hi, I am looking into building a portable gaming setup for my younger brother from, presumably, an HDMI monitor with built in speakers. The catch is I'm shopping around for material to build the casing out of to hold the xbox and to hinge to the screen and I'm having a hard time figuring out what would be an optimal, sleek yet not too expensive option. Anyone with ideas?

Posted by Postnoctum 5 years ago


What to do with portable ice maker?

So I have a portable ice maker that I dont want anymore. When I decide that I dont want something, I take it apart and keep parts that I think would be useful someday. But before I destroy it and keep some parts, does anyone have good ideas on what I can turn it into? or what I can build with the parts?

Posted by LetsOpenit 5 years ago


How to cheaply get TV on a Portable DVD player

Hi, what's the cheapest and/or simplest way to pick up TV signals on a Portable DVD player. I have a Polaroid player w/ 11" lcd screen the DOES have AV input jacks. I assume I will need a Digital antenna and some sort of receiver. Where can I find these, how compact are they and what can I expect to spend? Is there an all in one or unit? I'm open to hacks. Any input or advice would be appreciated, Thank you.

Posted by defiant1 9 years ago


Slideboard...what material is this?

Would like to build a portable slideboard..I see tons of plans for plywood-based boards but dont have the space. Does anybody know what material this guy is using for his slideboard, or what I should get for a flexible and slippery board? Thanks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndyUqr-fV_s

Posted by boehnc 5 years ago


Any thoughts on this method to power a car stereo?

OK, I've seen several posts of using computer power supplies and 12V wall adapters to power car stereos.  I was about to recycle an old portable cd player when I noticed that the power rating was 12V.  I haven't cracked it open yet to see how the power supply is wired, but could the power supply from this stereo be used to power a car stereo? 

Posted by RicoSPD 2 years ago


Am trying to plan out a good design for a custom Pen vaporizer.

I own a PAX and I see a lot of short comings in that and a lot of other popular pen vapes. I would like to combine the mesh screen of the MFLB with the durability of the PAX, throw in a better heating coil, and make it USB rechargable.

Posted by ydoc04 3 years ago


Cheap CD Player + Good Speakers = Not Very Load Music...Help!!!

Not really sure if this is the right place to post this as im new to the site but heres my problem. Im off to a festival soon and i always take my own music for before and after the bands. This year however im broke and only have a small cheap portable CD player of about 2 Watts. I have some nice big powerful speakers, but the volume for the CD player just isn't load enough and im only getting so much volume out of the speakers. Can anyone let me in on what i need to make an amp to boost the sound, or maybe something else that would help get more sound out of a small crappy CD player. Im not that technically minded and as i said i don't have much cash to spend, but im willing to give it a shot, any help would be appreciated thanks.

Posted by KalVerd 8 years ago


converting lighting fixture to portable battery operated

Ok I've done many searches but do to this being a bit unique I haven't found a solution thats spot on. So here's the story!  I found this cool bathroom, above the sink, multi bulb lighting fixture by the trash. (Oh like you don't shop the same places? He he) I really want steampunk looking lighting for a convention booth I am setting up in march. Tricky part is no power. So, I grabbed the fixture, blasted with a base coat of paint and am posting here for guidance on making this battery operated. Anything is possible I know but in this case I would like a few requirements to be met 1. I'm a maker, and a broke one at that, I don't want to spend $250 on a battery go anywhere plug in device ...its expensive plus if I can make my own I'm happier, mmo cheaper I'm even more happy, mmo with more "found" parts I'm even more happiest! ;-p  2. I'm a lil thing, 90lb soaking wet... I had to hump 120 pound packs w heavy radios back in my USMC days, however I'm not in the corps so I don't want to pack a 120 pound battery thru a convention center for my Lil display. Light as possible battery solution for my light please!;-p 3. I can't use solar at this location, I do have limited space and finally 4. If possible I'm trying to keep this looking nice. This is for my display table. The broke part...I need to make money and that means slick looking booth that people will be drawn towards, handing over their hard earned money for amazing well lit steampunk treasure. I love duct tape, even mentioned it on my dating profile...but it doesn't scream style. Just saying ;-p I'm not surrounded by fellow makers or tools so me chatting ideas out with friends and fine tools isn't happening...so I'm here i n hopes my fellow interweb maker family can help me out here. I have basic electrical knowledge, basic tools, color blind but I think were OK with these few colors here. I took photos to assist the visual and stir creative juices.  Mahalo for taking time to read and inspire! 

Posted by feeorin 3 years ago


Need help with DIY cooler insulation

Long time fan, first time poster. I'm looking to convert a cool-looking vintage toolbox into a heavy duty lunchbox. I'm currently prepping the metal for paint and looking into what I can use to insulate the box. I've thought of: * spray foam insulation: Good coverage and thermal protection, but not water-resistant enough (think condensation) * fiberglass insulation (pink stuff): Good, but unsure about how cold it will keep things * styrofoam: probably the one inch sheets used for basement walls below grade. Best solution so far. Before I do something that will likely mean stripping the box clean and starting over, I thought it best to see what others might have to say about this. Any and all help is greatly appreciated!

Posted by Jiggsy 8 years ago


Portable NES Emulator

Below are my rough designs for a portable console that runs a NES emulator, built inside of a NES controller. I don't exactly know how I would do it, but I have a EXCELLENT screen that would work perfectly.

Posted by NYPA 8 years ago


Portable software for veroboard design?

On the hunt for software that will allow me to do layout designs for veroboard circuits, however all I've found requires installation and doesn't have a portable version available. Does anyone know of any that has a portable distribution, bonus points if it contains breadboard and PCB sections too. Forgot to mention, Windows user here. Thanks!

Posted by Auraomega 6 years ago


old portable dvd player, using the screen

I have a few broken portable dvd players. Is it possible to re-use the screens? I want to take them and put them in a vehicle, but I don't have any clue as to how to rewire them.

Posted by TinManInk 10 years ago


How to run a 20" flatscreen tv with a portable power source?

I'm wondering how to run a 20" flat screen tv on a portable power source. Would something like a car batter work? Or like a billion 9 volts? I need to be able to take the TV outside and walk around with it for about an hour at a time.

Posted by bluestbunnie 8 years ago


PSP with PS2

Hey, i have a PS2 Slim, the mini one for people that dont know, does anyone know how to make a portable one out of it? I saw on some places an NES portable so that gave me the idea.

Posted by Mathias 10 years ago


portable tv

I really would like to try and make a portable tv I am wondering if it was possible I have a decent lcd screen out of a car gps but the only markings on it are vdd , avdd ,vgh ,vgl, pol,vcom, gnd and there are some contacts that say q1 ,q2 ,q3 r0, and c1 I was wondering if somebody could tell me how to connect it to a chip and if it would be possible to make a receiver out of an old VCR

Posted by tong-b 10 years ago


Portable mister

<br> Saw this on Lifehacker today.  I would to see someone come up with a way to convert this to a PORTABLE system!  http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product.aspx?Prodid=11293723&search=misting%20fan&topnav=&Mo=0&cm_re=1_en-_-Top_Left_Nav-_-Top_search%C3%A2%C2%8C%C2%A9=en-US&Nr=P_CatalogName:BC&N=5000043&whse=BC&Dx=mode%20matchallpartial&Ntk=Text_Search&Dr=P_CatalogName:BC&Ne=4000000&D=misting%20fan&Ntt=misting%20fan&No=0&Nty=1&Ntx=mode%20matchallpartial<br>

Posted by mazelady 8 years ago


how to convert a portable circular saw into a table saw

Wondering if anyone has any idea how to build a platform that will turn a portable circular saw into a table saw.

Posted by vasdef 11 years ago


please help with airsoft bbmg portability

My little brother and his friend always beat me at airsoft not because they are actually better than me but because they have 2 echo 1 m16s and unlimited rounds while I have 2 spring pistols and 500 rounds not playing is not an option because my parents are the kind that always say (insert random phrase) will build character also, I have virtually no $$$$ which means getting a good airsoft gun is out of the question. well I am frankly tired of the slaughter and want to get them back (preferably with quarter sized welts) now I do have a bbmg made of pvc pipe but the only problem is that it is attached to an air compressor I am currently researching ways to make my bbmg portable and still leave welts I really need help with this one so please help me Instructable-wan-konobi you are literally my only hope.

Posted by fidgety2 9 years ago


I need some help

Ok so basically im trying to get an lcd screen with av input would but i can work around it if doesn't have them. what im trying to do is make a portable tv. so for example my tv being uses so i just plug my xbox into it or im out but want to play a vid form my ipod on a bigger screen. im looking for a screen between 5" and 10". Anyway anyone got links to where i can get just a screen and the board for a decent price or advice?

Posted by Jfaranda7 10 years ago


Nintendo Wii Laptop

Theres a video on youtube that shows this really cool wii laptop (link below)does anybody know how to make it or a link to where that info can be found?also, since it im gonna be taking apart my wii, how to put in a modchip, with such accommodations in the "wiitop" ? any suggestions for a good chip?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo08avj9bsQ&feature;=relatedthanks rak

Posted by raykholo 9 years ago


Running an AC device from a battery

Hello, I came across this forum in a google search for the subject matter and read some pretty good responses to a similar question, so I wondered if anyone could fill me in on whether it's possible to run a device such as this http://uk.store.creative.com/speakers/gigaworks-t20-series-ii/4-18020.aspx from a battery of some kind? Thanks in advance for any information

Posted by Joshuakingdom 5 years ago


iPod, YouPod, MePod, What Pod?

Being poor, I am pretty much a noob when it comes to the latest and greatest gadgets. So I need to ask a few questions: What is the best (for the price, i.e. the best value) in iPods? If they are pretty much similar in quality, then are there any features I should look for? If they are pretty much similar, is there anything I MUST avoid? PS: The new MAKE arrived (yay !). PPS: If this is in the wrong category, please move it for me, thank you !

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago


Portable

I want to know if it is possible to convert something you plug into a wall and hook it up to a 9v battery. 

Posted by elizila 4 years ago


USB powerd, portable laptop cooler

Over the past few days i made a portable laptop cooler thats powered by the USB socket on your laptop... check it out and let me know what you think..CLICK HERE

Posted by slater101 11 years ago


Need help building a portable outdoor dance floor

Wanted: plans on how to build a portable outdoor dance floor I've been looking online, and I can't find any actual plans for a portable outdoor dance floor. I'd prefer to make it out of plywood with either parquet or laminate flooring on top. Anyone ever built something like this and would like to share plans? Thanks

Posted by ocelot42 10 years ago


Portable cd player laser extraction?

Anyone know how to get the laser out of a portable CD player? A have access to an abundant supply f them, I figured I'd be able to make something cool if i was able to obtain the lasers...

Posted by KentsOkay 11 years ago


Palm Portable keyboard to Usb or Bluetooth

 I am trying to figure out how to convert this Keyboard to either USB or bluetooth any help is helpful. It is a Palm Portable Keyboard. If you need more information or pictures please ask. 

Posted by 9mag9 5 years ago


Portable 5.1?

Hey guys, I've got a set of 5.1 speakers from an old non functional home theater system that I'd like to make into something portable, maybe even able to play sound from an iPod or computer. However, I'm a complete newbie to sound equipment and wiring, so does anyone have any suggestions as to how I could go about that? I know I'm not going to keep the 5.1 effect, but just having a portable system with that kind of power behind it would be pretty cool. Thanks in advance.

Posted by AAdaman 10 years ago


Palm Portable Keyboard help

I am looking for help[ on a posible project.  I have a Toshiba laptop that I love.  I have a Palm Portable keyboard from an old Palm VIIx that died years ago.  I am now wondering if there is any way to convert the Palm keyboard for use with my laptop.  Does anyone out there have any ideas?Thanks,Stoff

Posted by Stoff 9 years ago


ReUsing Portable Phone Batteries

 Hey,  I am designing a mini solar panel with a battery pack.  I am wondering if anyone knows how (if able) or have connected multiple portable phone battery packs together ans charge w solar panel?

Posted by rpvanpatt 8 years ago


Making a portable turntable portable

Hello all, This question is definitely burning an I hope everyone can help out. I have a couple of portable turntables but only one is actually portable. They can all be plugged into the wall but only one can be powered by 6 "D" batteries. The mission is to convert/adapt one of the plug only ones to run off batteries. They are about AC 117v-120v/5.5w-6w. Is this as easy as soldering a + and - cable from a diy battery compartment to the circuit board. Or will something be needed in between the batteries and the board to make the power acceptable? Also how about adapting it to take a Li-Ion(or similar) battery that could charge when it's plugged in? This sounds like it would be more complicated though. Just getting one to run on batteries would be grand. Thanks for any and all info.

Posted by lovlss 10 years ago


Help ::: 120v Portable Power Supliy

Im working on a self propeld wooden boat for my 3 yr old daughter i have a moter i pulled out of a standerd stand up house fan.  but it a 120v power requirment.  i've thought solar power but im at my breaking point i dont want to go and spend 150 dollars on a car portable air compresser a/c component help please.  Ps please forgive my horrable spelling

Posted by lyricalfate 7 years ago


Help: Opening/Cleaning a portable air conditioner

I don't think this is the right place for it but I'm desperate. I have a portable air conditioner (Whynter Arc-14s) and need to vacuum and remove mildew from the inside, especially the fan blades. Now, I did contact Whynter support (e-mail) and they were able to help me remove the screws with a PDF guide. This allowed me to remove the front. Unfortunately, the back case won't come off, even though I took out all screws I was directed to. They couldn't assist me anymore after that. Now I'm stuck, summer is ending and I never got to use it this year. So has anyone opened up a Whynter Arc-14s portable a/c?

Posted by CuriousRiz 2 years ago


From minute to large portable tripod

Hey, could someone please make an instrucable which enables your average person to make a tripod which can fit in ones pocket but expand to full standard tripod height when pulled out? Large tripods are too bulky to carry around, but small tripods aren't very practical for taking pictures from the right height.

Posted by ShaunHill 10 years ago