use 5V from stepdown from 12V power reciever FS-IA10B but it doesn't turn on

Hi all, Please hlep if you know why I use my 5v (get from step down 12V battery), my reciever doesn't turn on. But when I use a parkage of battery from my rc toy, it turn on i have checked cable, conections all good. Not sure why it doesn't turn on thank you

Asked by dreamer0305 10 months ago | last reply 10 months ago

2 pin motor with r/c?

I am doing a lego r/c car but I've run into a problem; I only have a 2 pin (+,-) motor for the drive, but the receiver is 3 pins (+,-,signal), is it possible to connect the 2 together, and if so how. Thanks

Asked by alexw2150 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Hook up stereo speakers to computer for surround sound

Alright, if theres already an instructable on this, I apologize, and could someone point me to it, otherwise, here's my question: I have a set of stereo speakers, the ones with the clips that you use to hold in the wire, so it has no plug. The only stereo set I have has no outputs, no white and red RCA jacks, or anything, and I do not have any other reciever. Is there any sort of adapter I could buy or build cheap (easily, preferably) to let me plug two of those into a standard 3.5 mm miniplug? my goal is to use those as rear speakers for my computer's 5.1 surround, as they have good base and treble, and my 2.1 channel set that I was using there crapped out. Thanks!

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

does anyone know how to make an arduino recieve a feed/signal from a bluetooth dongle or other wireless device?

I am wondering if it is possible to send an arduino information wirelessly. Basically i want the wireless reciever to be the sensor and feed the arduino the information from my computer wirelessly. please any help at all of how this could work or other ways to make this possible would be awsome. cheers.

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

electronics remote control

Could anyone suggest how to build an electronic system for using a radio signal to turn on and off another circuit. what i mean is a transmitter with a button you could hold and press a switch and a reciever in the circuit you want to switch on and off which prevents power reaching the circuit unless you are transmitting. i would want to be able to transmit over atleast 20 metres and through thin walls, aluminium foil and clothing. thanks.

Posted by resistanceisfutileiflessthan1ohm 6 years ago | last reply 6 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 | last reply 10 years ago

Can anyone help with my RC problem?

I have these controls;=LXLDP9**&P;=MLOn the receiver end each channel has 2 negatives and one positive so you can switch polarity. My transmitter is not doing anything on any channel and I get constant current flow in one direction even when the transmitters off. I don’t know much about these types of controls and I looked through the manual and can’t find anything to help. Is there something wrong with the controls or is something else going on? Can anyone help?

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

Making a wireless fountain for the backyard??

I am not trying to be babied or anything just need just basic advice. I picked up a few books on hobby electronics and want to get into it. For the first project that is not a "book" project I want to know how to use a small DC water pump to power a backyard fountain. In an Ideal world the pump would work from 100m+ away but this might not be a reasonable request. I purchased a pump and this is it:;=item339e87f376[1] Very simple. I want to plug and play into a transmitter and a receiver.;=item27fcb39018[2] Will this system work? The way I understand it I need to connect a 9 volt battery to the receiver and I am assuming its soldered in. Then I can run wire to the motor directly. Am I missing anything here - I know this is very amateur but I am never done electronics stuff before. I will be taking a few community classes in the summer which could prove interesting. What else do I need to do this? Is there a plug and play system (receiver / transmitter) that would work easily?

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

transmiter and reciever help

I am trying to build a reciever and transmiter, that when a button is pressed on the transmiter a switch will open on the reciever. ~100ft range. Maybe FM? any good websites

Posted by dogsrcool2me 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago

GPS reciever from cell phone!

Okay, i just got back from an air force base on a extremely classified training mission. but while i was there i learned a little known fact about a device that almost EVERYONE has in there pockets right now! well let me first tell you about a law that was passed somewhere between 2000-2005 that states " all cellular devices produced after this date must have a Global Positioning Service "GPS" device/module installed". so all post millennium cell phones have GPS in them and enabled for mostly federal uses. Your cellphone service providers such as Verizon have barely caught on to the trend and realized that since they already have a virtually unused GPS device inside why not utilize it? so they added a GPS service to it. thought not bug free, it is and amazing device for its size. it can give you position, speed, and altitude! so my question is as follows... how in the heavens can we "extract" and "utilize" this chip from our old our spare cell phones? this is possible but how? possibly paired with and Arduino? if anyone has a degree in engineering or a local library and the ingenuity to reverse engineer a mobile device, then the possibilities are endless! this is up to you instructables community!

Posted by williamkidd 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Do I have to be a pro to recieve patches? Answered

I want to recieve a patch from someone, I prefer one that has a "TESLA" theme (the inventor, not the band). So it brings me back to the question do I have to be a pro in order to recieve a patch.

Asked by nerd7473 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

IR Robot Control

The cheapest way of wirelessly controlling a robot is IR, right? I'm in need of help for a schematic for an emitter and a reciever (this will be my first IR project). Please don't tell me to google it because I've been looking around and all I've found were vague schematics. I'd probably want to use a 555 timer for the emitter, but the schematics were vague again. For the reciever would I have to use 4, along with 4 emitters to drive 2 motors independently? As in Motor1 front and back, Motor2 front and back?

Posted by guyfrom7up 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

Is it possible to use a 75MHz am radio receiver with a 27 MHz am transmitter if i match the crystals?

I fried the 27mhz receiver by accidentally reversing the polarity and i had the 75mhz laying around.  I was wondering if putting the 27mhz receiver crystal in the 75 mhz reciever would work.  Thanks in advance for your answers.

Asked by jules15 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

A couple of GPS location questions.

I need a lightweight way to locate an object that has dropped from altitude and could be 30+ miles from my position. I was hoping that there i a simple, relatively cheap GPS transmitter/receiver system I could attach to the object. All it needs to do is transmit its coordinates at a regular interval, 5 to 15 min and have a range up to around 50 miles. Can anybody point me in the right direction? I have an old cell phone with a GPS in it. Is there a way for me to utilize this possibly? Either taking out the GPS unit or making use of the phone as-is. Or if you have an alternative means for locating an object at distance feel free to post that as well.

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

Short range radio pulse transmitter design?

I need something simple to transmit pulses 2-3 meters to a receiver The transmitter will output a pulse every few seconds, transmit a small burst at X frequency. The receiver then outputs a short high pulse/outputs high for the duration of the received pulse. I want this to be as simple as it can possibly be, cost being the primary restriction and power usage being also of fairly high importance, so please no suggestions of Bluetooth or xbee type systems. It does not have to be a radio based system, however it needs to work without line of sight and of course without connecting wires. If it helps the overall aim is a 'safety signal' that will set of an alarm at the receiving end if several pulses are missed Anyone? EDIT: To clarify I am looking for simple, like really simple. So the transmitter is just a resonator and antenna. What I need is a simple receiver that will respond to a specific frequency, on or off. Does such a thing exist? 

Asked by Damp Cuttlefish 6 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

How can i turn a wireless mouse reciever into a xbox 360 wireless receiver for PC?

How can i turn a wireless USB mouse reciever into a wireless reciever so my wireless 360 controller can connect to the PC.

Asked by 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

what should i make with two reciever boxes?

I have to old reciever boxes. they were used with satlitite tv. what could i build with it?

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Just wondering, can non-pro members send/recieve patches?

Posted by LoneWolf 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

how to make Wifi reciever ?

  Email me - PLz i realy need your help!

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

entered BBQ contest did you recieve it and enter it??

BBQ contest

Asked by mardi2gras 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

How do I recieve a private message? Answered

Does it come to my inbox or comment tracker.

Asked by imthatguy1125 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

keep signing up for instructables newsletter but don't recieve it

Keep signing up for instructables newsletter but don't recieve it

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

how to make a 1 channel rc transmitter and reciever?

How to make a 1 channel rc transmitter and reciever? i want to on/off a motor of 6volt 800mah wirelessly by rc system(btw the range of 5 metres) dont tell me to buy a rc car or readymade circuit since i am new to rf technology so i wana to know about it ant make it myself so please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! help me it is the project of my school i would be thankful for that

Asked by sahilnarang 7 years ago | last reply 1 year ago

How does an RC Car antennae/reciever system work?

I want to make a few projects with this system, and just for reference, to know how this works.

Asked by PKTraceur 9 years ago

i have a receiver that reads at 120W is that enough to drive 2 speakers a tweeter and an external subwoofer ?

I have a receiver that reads at 120W is that enough to drive 2 speakers a tweeter and an external subwoofer the receiver says on the back 120V 120W 60Hz 170VA  so im guessing it runs at 120W per channnel at 8 ohms so would i risk blowing the amp or speakers if i plug an external subwoofer to the speakers and tweeters the recever does not have a sdubwoofer channel so would i damage anything at all with it in the channel as well by external subwoofer i mean it has its own power source its own crossover its own amp it has an rca in put or you can use the terminal plate it has as well this is the JVC RX 212

Asked by fastcar123 8 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Rangefinding device for my dog, (telemetry/radio/range finder/outdoors) Answered

I know a fair amount with electronics, so i was PRETTY frustrated when i looked around online for a method of rangfinding that i could build into a small device. I have been wanting to have a project for awhile, so i am not just going to buy one. Anyway the inspiration comes from me and my dog, you see, hes a Jack Russel, and very eager, he loves to chase rabbits but i can never find him after he has run off into the forest, by that time he is too far away to hear me.I want him to chase rabbits because he loves it, but i can't use a lead because it gets caught on everything(Trees, plants, thorns and general vegetation).So i had an idea, if i could just have a device that would tell me how far away he is, then i could just use that to work my way towords him.The process seemes quite simple to me, give him a transmitting collar, and have a device that recieved that signal, and could use the basic distance = speed x time sum to work out how far away he is, then display it. Apparently, either nobody has ever tried this, or i just ain't searching for the right thing.I know radio waves seem to be optimal, seeing as he won't be more than 1KM away from me, but again, i don't really know where to look to find the parts, or how to build the thing in the first place. So please, if anyone could help me out, please do.My physics teacher is a real **** and refuses to help me.So you guys are all i have to ask. Thanks. /James PS: My dog would be REALLY happy too, he hates being on a lead all the time, and if i could get this done, i will post pictures of him, apparently hes really cute.

Asked by Nero57James 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

how to build a circuit for a micro remote control vehicle.?

I am trying to make a very small receiver and transmitter from scratch to remote control many very small devices, specifically movement. the transmitter has to be an integrated circuit, but on a scale that is not sold commercially. this may be a bit vague but could anyone give me schematics for such a thing? keep in mind, i need 6 channel control and i might have thousands of separate units i have to control simultaneously. also if anyone can help with make the transmitter work with a computer, so that i can program all the functions for each of the machines from a computer, it would really help. Thanks! (p.s. i can't be much more specific)oh and i have all fabrication equipment i need from  photolithography as well as atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopes for building things on that scale, just to give an idea of what scale i'm talking about. (the reason i'm asking for help is because i'm trying to incorporate my research with something outside my field and electronics is not my speciality.) 

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


I have recieved a newsletter patch but its not showing up on my page. nobody can see that i have recieved a patch now.why isnt this working?

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

Some uses for a optical mouse and the USB "reciever" for it?

Hey, i've got a spare optical mouse that works with a USB device (reciever?) that gets the mouse's signal, and I want to make something with those things, but I dont have any ideas, I was thinking maybe a RC device controled with the mouse? i dont know, im sort of a begginer in this stuff, does anybody have any ideas please? thanks

Asked by tato312 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

how do i add an extra output to my r/c reciever circut board and remote control?

Hi, i was wondering, how do you add an extra output to a r/c reciever circut? what i have is a reciever from a small r/c truck, and im planning on turning it into a tank that requires 3 out puts , not 2 that the reciever has. curently, my controller has 2 levers for making either side of the truck move, both and the truck moves forward 1 and it spins, what i need is a third lever to operate a relay to set off a cannon. what i have currently is a second reciever that opperates on a different frequency to the truck, could i possibly merge the two without using a second controller?

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

Using a old alpine 7525 cassette reciever in my house? Answered

I have an old Alpine 7525 Cassette reciever that i want to put in my house and use. I can't find an instructable on how to do this with a cassette player.There are plenty on how to do it with  a cd stereo though.Please help!

Asked by redlizard5 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

fiber optic transmitter and reciever booster

I am a hobbist/inventor/sculptor/geek. I am looking for plans or a kit to build a fiber optic booster transmitter and reciever. Or even a unit that can send and recieve data and video signals. The signal must be able to travel a minimum of 300 ft. I am trying to build a submersible rov that I can afford. The other option that I might have is a rf to fiber optic converter. Would anyone be able to help me out?

Posted by batguanno 11 years ago

How does a 2 channel radio and reciever set(remote control) work? How would I connect one to an electric motor?? Answered

I am trying to see if it is possible to use a 2 channel radio and reciever set( remote- control) to turn on an electric motor and off. And if it is possible, how would I be able to do it?

Asked by Sk8terthing 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

My Cobra 18 WX ST ii will recieve but won't transmit! Can someone help me!?

My cb won't transmit (send) but will recieve. People tell me that the final burned up. I don't know what a final is. Please Help me or refer me to an instructable or website.

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

Arduino car following an IR led signal

Hi every respectful member of Instructables,i've an assignment from my university, to create a 2 wheel car which will have a IR reciever on it, and from a small distance there will be an IR led which will emit an Infrared signal, and that car have to follow that signal to reach there( on the point of where the led will be placed).i have searched the whole Internet but couldn't find anything. i hope you guys can help me with this issue.cheers thanks in advance

Asked by tamm2018 6 months ago | last reply 6 months ago

Is there a way to include some kind of circuit from an reciever antenae?

I have these LCD headsets which let you see a message, and I was going to modify it for (Restricted ideas/plans/instructable intel!) Basically, i need to wire a resistor on the reciever end. Help?

Asked by PKTraceur 9 years ago

where should i get the USB transmitter reciever pair in india?

Actually i want to view the image of a web cam in PC with a distance of 100mtr so i need a wireless usb tranmitter & reciever pair .I already view it in other shoping sites except india.So i want to know in india where should i get this one 

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

How do I make (not buy) an IR reciever and Transmitter that can turn a machine on/off and 3 other options. Answered

How do I make (not buy) an IR reciever and Transmitter that can turn a machine on/off and 3 other options. The simpler and smaller the better.?  It must be IR. I want to turn a machine on/off, move a motor up, down, and rotate.

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

Can we use a rc cars transmitter and reciever to make a rc plane? Answered

Can i use a single n20 motor and actuator to make a plane that flies.And rc from a car.

Asked by SaadE25 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago

Bought a Pro Membership for a present; recieved no confirmation and they didn't get the membership!

A couple days before Christmas I bought a pro membership as a gift for a family member. After I clicked purchase the site took a long time loading and then returned me to the main page. I checked my bank statement and the credit card went through; I assumed that the gift transaction had been processed. However I recieved no confirmation and they recieved nothing from instructables. I already e-mailed service@instructables last Friday and got no response. What's next?

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

Does anyone know if you can get an RC reciever to work with an Arduino? Answered

I need to know if I can get my reciever to work with an arduino. Wondering if I can do something like plugging in the reciever and then monitoring the voltage from the pins that go to the servos (if voltage is above 2.5, turn on LED, or something along those lines). However, I don't know how the signal pin would work, but it would have to in order to get the right direction and stuff. Do you need a special shield for this? I have an Arduino Mega and a Spektrum AR 6100.

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

tow hitch reciever

I want to get a robotic hand to pop out of a box to deliver different messages from the birdy to thank you. I would also be a great prank just sitting anywhere else. Good luck! Jason

Posted by plasticpapaview 10 years ago

how to start a 230v motor with ir transmitter and reciever?

Asked by fayas007 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

y7mail with ibles?

How do you recieve your y7mail emails with ibles?

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

How long to recieve prize

I placed first in the Make It Stick contest, and the only info i have received was to fill out my shipping info. Was curious as to how long it takes to be sent prizes from contests. Have i missed something? or just need to hold on? Thanks

Posted by Brown6041 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago