I have a concept, i'm hoping someone could help with

I have a unit that i'm thinking of putting wheels/rollers onto, so i can store some DVDs/Blu-rays under my bed. But i started thinking perhaps i can somehow make it automated, so say when i press a button that it comes out. I wouldn't really know where to start, idk even how easy this would be. I did have a quick look to see if anyone had already published anything like this, i can't really say i came across anything, though as i said it was only a quick look.  Any help would be appreciated. 

Posted by BradSabbath 2 years ago


Home Water turbine power plant... Mini HELP!!

Hey all! Just thought I would try and save myself some time, by inquiring with you fine folk first.. I am attempting to build a mini turbine system to generate power from a home standard incoming water supply... The PSI is easily high enough to run a mini power gerenating system without a significan/noticable drop in water pressure of the home.. So anyway, this is the prototype that I just knocked up to give you the jist of it.. Any comments on improving the design would be appreciated.. eg.. flow, restrictions etc. The turbines will drive a belt connected to a dynamo... Thanks for your time.... LftnDbt

Posted by Lftndbt 10 years ago


How do I test this PSU?

I had got this PSU for free from PC world, the guy who gave this to me does not know if it works or not... This is my first PSU, I never used one before...So I am asking you how to test this PSU. I hear they have safety wires that must be connected to another wire or something - I don't know...I hope you can help me... Thanks!UPDATEYay! My PSU works :-)Thank you all who helped me!And even better, I do not need to use a power resistor to keep the PSU on!

Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago


555 Car Flasher unit circuit

Hi, I'm wanting to put some led indicators in my car because they are so efficient but my current flasher unit isn't designed to run such a low load.  It is also relay based which probably isn't the most efficient way of doing things and with it being an old mini it sometimes rattles itself at whatever rate it feels like flashing at at the time so I wanted to use a transistor instead. I've come up with the circuit attached and built it but when it is running all the indicator lights for the hazzards, the transistor gets hot! Surely there is a better way of doing it? Could someone have a look and see what could be changed? I don't know much about transistors but I know that I'd be better getting it to 'saturate' and act as a low resistance switch but I don't know how to achieve that.  It also has to run under two loads, indicators and hazzards, and has to flash at the same rate for each - between 1hz and 2hz. http://www.dprg.org/tutorials/2005-11a/index.html I think a variation of this circuit might be better (it makes use of the discharge pin rather than the output pin), with the load at the ground side of the transistor because it has to be an output pin on the flasher unit. I've got some BFY51, BUY82, BD743B so it would be great to use one of them. in short: what's the best solid state fixed rate 12v flasher driver using a 555 that can supply around 2 amps using as few parts as possible? Thanks for your time, and sorry if I've done anything wrong!

Posted by arichardson 6 years ago


Head unit not charging iPad

Hey All, In my car i have an after market HU with a usb port that my iPad 3/ iPhone 4s / iPods can connect to. However when my iPad is connected to it is unable to charge. The charging indicator in the iPad has the little lightning bolt going through it, indicating that it is indeed charging however the iPad looses about 7% of its battery every hour. Does anyone have any suggestions on how i can get my iPad to charge through my HU? Cheers  

Posted by wrignj08 6 years ago


8-bit micro controler

Ok, so i took apart a old lcd monitor and found a w78e65p-40 microcontroler unit in it. i have no idea how to use it and whit not, and it just slides out a holder, so it can be put back in. again no idea how to use it, but this site may be of help to describe it http://www.8052.com/codelib/w78e65.pdf

Posted by killmore231 10 years ago


I'm the New President of the United States of America

Vote JellyWoo for the president of the United States of America! this website lets you enter in your name and then it will create a video for you. See my video as an example.

Posted by JellyWoo 10 years ago


controller for Inverter AC unit ?

Hi. I got problem and I cant find the solution. got outside unit inverter aircondition, but indoor unit is missing (resason why I get unit for discount price ) and now I cant run outside unit, because inverter AC you cant control without that PCB from indoorunit but I cant find new-used I search like crazy  days and no result :( is any chance to run that unit without original PCB ? maybe with arduino etc ?  and if anyone know for good store for AC parts (no matter which continent), I need for AIRWELL GC plus 9 thank you for all informations

Posted by primoz1 3 years ago


photocell unit getting hot

I installed a small photocell on my porch light. I went to check on it this morning and found that the housing unit of the photocell was hot. The wiring is spot on. Any idea why it would get so hot?

Posted by pnlhiland 3 years ago


How can I sign up to pro membership United Kingdom is not Zambia!

Every time I select United Kingdom it changes to Zambia that is one more reason why I had Pay Pal you just can not trust it. five times I selected united Kingdom from the drop down list and five times it Changed to Zambia.

Posted by Liamthe1st 5 years ago


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Posted by DELETED_mrazu 6 years ago


I don't know my peltier unit's specification, Help needed to identify

I have extracted a peltier TEC unit from my small USB fridge. I intend to put the cooling unit into a bigger and more better casing so it'll cool other things rather than a can softdrink. The problem is, it's just getting 18' celcius and I need it to be lower than that. I've tried using a USB charger that outputs the usual usb 5V but 1 amp, the temp just goes down 1-2' celcius.I want to put a higher voltage power into the cooling unit, but I'm afraid that I'll just burn the thing out.But the problem is, I don't know the spec of the peltier unit that I have.So, can anybody tell me the maximum voltage and amps that the peltier unit can handle?The cooler loooks like this http://www.everythingusb.com/mini_usb_fridge_12625.html

Posted by hafizan89 9 years ago


Regulating a Spark

I need to build a unit capable of supplying a timed spark. At approx 1 sec intervals. The unit will need to be small/cheap to build and be able to supply current as to generate a timed spark across two electrodes via 240v power supply. The unit I am attempting to build is a flammable gas warning/ignition device. The purpose of it is to ignite the first immediate gas detected, as to avoid a larger detination later. The unit will be made of machined aluminum. It will consist of a vapour detector hooked to a fan unit, which inturn vents the gas to the ignition device. Thus igniting the gas. At the moment I am working on the ignition system, hence the question. Thanks for any help.

Posted by Lftndbt 9 years ago


United Emirates Plan to Build First Zero Carbon City

"The United Arab Emirates, home for around 5 million people, wants to build the world's first zero-carbon city called Masdar City.In Masdar City cars will be banned. A light rail system will serve the residents inside the city as well as taking them to nearby cities. Waste water will be reused, all garbage will be recycled and organic food will be locally grown."Read More...Now go on, discuss!

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago


The Presidents of the United States of America!

What do you think of the Presidents of the United States of America (the band)? Does anyone else on Instructables like my favorite band? If you haven't heard of them search for lump, peaches, or kitty on youtube.Attached are some pics I made using GIMP 2- te ones with the laser and the long poofy hair.

Posted by hobo8675309 9 years ago


mini STROBE LIGHT ideas???

I'm looking to make a small strobe light unit. I once saw them in the Target bargain for $2.50 around "Back to School" time in the Fall. I was wondering if anyone had ideas on how to modify the strobe unit from a disposable camera and turn it into a working disco type strobe light?

Posted by mrshow555 10 years ago


help with car stereo head unit

Im having issues with my radio it has bad static.. finally sick of it i started to test.. tested resistance on antenna on the ground to the unit.. looked good. turned it on and tested for 12 v on red and yellow wires they were good i happened to put it on the ground with the car on and i get 10 v on the ground i also get 10 v on the head unit case.  when i unplug it everything goes back to normal.. cannot figure this out and any help would be great.

Posted by randrews-10 2 years ago


soft serial communication on Arduino Micro.

Hello all, I have a few Arduino Micro units, and need to connect them together (in a mesh network) so that every unit in it is interchangeable, meaning that any unit may be in connection with more than one unit. As the Master/Slave form is out of question at this stage (because any given unit cannot be both Master and Slave at the same time, of course) I decided to go for a simple serial communication. However the Arduino Micro units (and frankly none of the Arduinos) do not have sufficient serial pins and I was advised to use Soft Serial instead. I was looking into the pin out of the Arduino Micro but cannot quite figure out which pins I can use for the serial comm.; I need 4 to 6 serial communications. Any help is much appreciated, as the nature of the problem may not be changed. So I need to solve it as it is. Karim.

Posted by karimskarim 3 years ago


United States Colonial Marine armor

Hey, does anyone have any idea as how to make this, besides vaccuform? if you do, please PLEASE post!

Posted by RC-0720 9 years ago


Purchasing a peltier unit and have a few questions about them

I am planning on buying a peltier unit and have a few questions about it. This website gave me the idea so I figured I would ask here.What I'm planning to buy, http://www.virtualvillage.com/158w-thermoelectric-cooler-peltier-plate/sku001540-003I'm just going to list the questions and hope that someone is willing to answer,1. I understand that these unit get very hot and very cold at the same time, from my knowledge (which is not much so correct me if I'm wrong) of electronics the cold isn't really much of an issue but the heat could cause problems. Do I need to run a heatsink maybe with a fan on the hot side to prevent damage to the unit?2. It lists its' range as 0-15volts and 0-10amps I know overpowering a unit can cause damage to it, can under-powering non-mechanical electronics cause damage as well? Can you even under-power a peltier unit?3. On the website it states "Temperature Range: -60C to 180C" is this the temperature range I can expect the unit to reach at 158W or is it the range in which the device will operate?I would like to thank anyone in advance for taking the time to answer any of these questions.

Posted by Tpolich 9 years ago


peer to peer communication between Arduino Micros, serial? half-duplex?

Hello all, I have a few Arduino Micro units, and need to connect them together (in a mesh network) so that every unit in it is interchangeable, meaning that any unit may be in connection with more than one unit. As the Master/Slave form is out of question at this stage (because any given unit cannot be both Master and Slave at the same time, of course) I decided to go for a simple serial communication. However the Arduino Micro units (and frankly none of the Arduinos) do not have sufficient serial pins and I was advised to use Soft Serial instead. I was looking into the pin out of the Arduino Micro but cannot quite figure out which pins I can use for the serial comm.; I need 4 to 6 serial communications. If not Micro, what other Arduino (or any other solution) would you suggest? Each unit needs to have the following information ready at its serial ports: - its ID - its MAD - sensor value (analog or digital) Any help is much appreciated, as the nature of the problem may not be changed. So I need to solve it as it is. Karim.

Posted by karimskarim 3 years ago


Mains Beer?

My head occasionally says "what about mains-beer?". Instead of buying stuff to take home, you have a beer-tap on the sink. Here is how it might work: You build a distribution centre, which may just be storage, but could also be a brewery, and run pipes around a nearby residential area. Each home has a beer-meter like a water-meter which is data-linked to a consumer-unit on a beer-tap on a sink. The distribution-point provides mains-beer under gravity, consumption of which is measured by the meter and data is fed to the consumer-unit. That box displays beer consumption, and via a radio-link informs the distribution-point. Periodically the lines will need to be flushed, here's how that would work: > The centre switches the supply from beer to water, which is coloured with a harmless-dye, and radios the consumer-units which display the message "free beer" whilst playing Happy Hour. Consumers vigorously empty the lines while it's free. When the water hits the meter-unit an optical-sensor calls the consumer-unit to shut off via a solenoid-valve, the consumer-unit reports back to the distribution-centre that water has reached it. After a set period the distribution-centre radios the units which haven't yet reported water to open (solenoid). Any units failing to give an adequate response within a reasonable period are radioed to display a "fault" message and flagged for a service-visit. The distribution-centre then switches supply to cleaning-fluid, and messages all consumer-units to display "cleaning!" and open up (solenoid). Once sufficient flow has gone through each meter, they shut off (solenoid) and radio-back. Then a water-flush follows in a similar way. Once the lines have been cleaned, the supply is switched back beer, the consumer units run until they no longer read "water", plus a bit more to clear dead-volume between meter and tap. Then the consumer-units display "read to dispense fresh beer". Pros: Beer is chilled by the ground in which piping is laid No packaging-costs (cans / bottles / kegs) Less transport costs Drinkers have an almost unlimited supply enabling them to drink more than they might otherwise. No more beer runs when the game runs long or uninvited guests show up (Re-design) Consumer units can display total quantities dispensed, with cost and "don't you think you've had enough?" Cons: Initial infrastructure cost It'll work best with poor quality-beer Well?

Posted by lemonie 8 years ago


How to make window AC interlock for fan

My house is set up like a horseshoe, with the tenants stairway isolating each tip.  I have a large window AC unit that cools the common space, and i want to add a duct fan that circulates the air from tip to tip.  The AC is in the center of the horseshoe. I want the fan to turn on automatically when the AC unit is on.  How can I accomplish this? I know that i could open the ac unit up and splice into power wires that are only hot when the unit is running, and then use that as the control voltage on a relay... However, I was hoping to find an external solution. My next thought was some sort of current switch that plugs between the AC cord and the wall outlet, and a receiver unit on the fan. So far my search queries haven't turned up anything. Ideas?

Posted by sjlammer 4 years ago


Foodsaver Freshsaver Handheld AC power hack

Foodsaver makes a small handheld unit called the freshsaver handheld. It is rechargeable but has a strange design which requires the unit to be pre-charged immediately before using. After use, the unit does not hold a charge very long. 24 ish hours if I recall correctly. The starnge thing is the unit will not operate when plugged in. I guess it's just designed that way. I remember seeing a tutorial on how to make this thing work on ac power but, I just can't find it now, no matter how hard I try. Would some kind soul please solve this puzzle for me and make an instructable? Pretty please?

Posted by sway 1 year ago


Need HELP in identifying items on a GPS unit's circuit board

I need to put items back onto this circuit board that came off. Just want to know what they are. In the picture below, they are shown with the arrow. One is a cylinder with "671 220 50z" written on it. The other is just a tiny rectangle with a solder connection on each end. My unit won't connect with satellites and I'm wondering if these that somehow came disconnected have something to do with it.

Posted by rhinson 11 years ago


Air Conditionner

After lightning air conditionner stop working completely dead  Friedrich minisplit MR12C1E I did replaced the burned fuse and a varistor  now the inside unit start open loovers start the fan after 3 minutes  gren led flashe and unit stop  seam to be comming from the timer  try to set timer to OFF loke like the unit does'nt accept the command from the remote control  is it a deffective mpu ?  how to check if mpu is good ? JMA123

Posted by jma123 7 years ago


AJAX sliding down converter of units

Hello all, I was browsing, but not limited by, the food instructables and saw that all the measurements were in non-metric values. How would it be if European members can convert cups for milliliters, for example. It would certainly not be difficult to do, but takes some time to get it all working. I know the theory of jQuery but never tried it, so thats why Im saying it. It would help so incredibly much/.

Posted by TT2 6 years ago


What to do with an old A/C unit?

I have recently purchased a new window-mount air conditioner, and now I am looking at the crappy old one saying "I can't just throw this away after having read the Dumpster Dipping instructable!" Any ideas on how to reuse/recycle this horribly used (purchased ca. 1988) A/C unit that hardly puts out cold air anymore?

Posted by V-Man737 10 years ago


Need advise on making a wireless to control a simple on/ off switch

OK , I am a tattoo artist. I want to make a wireless foot pedal to control my tattoo gun. This is how it works now. It has a foot pedal with a 1/4" phono mono jack that plugs into the power unit. When my foot is pressed down it simply closes the connection and tells the power unit to apply voltage to my gun which has a separate cord coming from the power unit. I would like to make a wireless for this. Maybe a simple remote control toy can give me all the conponets needed. I want it to be small , maybe a 9 volt battery supply. I can have my foot pedal  wire just 10" long going to the a sending unit with an antenna. Then alls it has to do is maybe close a relay that I can wire to a phono jack to just close the swicth to tell the power unit to turn on my tattoo gun. I know this is going to be very simple but for some reason im having trouble thinking of how to do this cheap. Thanks for the input. Jeff    P.S. the the jack input to the power unit is lioke a mono guitar chord. But all the power unit needs to see is a completed circuit. Thats it. So I just need to close a small relay wirelessly.

Posted by Brutal Ink 8 years ago


Awesome box of junk idea

Who would be interested in starting one of these? box of junkhow many people here live in the united states ?if you are interested pm me and if I have enough people I will start it off :P ~Matt

Posted by iman 10 years ago


oh dear what can be done ................

Hello people i have a CPU cooling unit and 2 tv remote and radio and cassete player set a liilt old version. is there anythign that can be done with them???????????????? please ppl give ideas and help me

Posted by panchu the science freak 11 years ago


Hack42 members, unite!

This is a list of projects, made by our members, that have been entered in contests. If you like them and think they should win, go and vote for them. The Bits Bug Grilled BBQ Courgette How to share and track your books, using BookCrossing WTFBBQ Falafel 'Hacker's Delight'

Posted by Hack42 6 years ago


7 segment counter

Hi everyone , i have a project that include connecting two 7 segments together to display an input that makes one of them for the units and the other for the tenth but i can't connect them together in a way that makes them count exactly correct as the tenth 7 segment usually starts by 1 whenever we try it and when the unit reach 9 then the tenth gets 2 not 1 as it already started with one  https://www.dropbox.com/s/w50bn9nk8fu7q5s/a7aneeeek.pdsprj?dl=0 http://i58.tinypic.com/1z4eucx.png

Posted by mina edward 3 years ago


Something to block office lighting?

The office building where I work has a conference room that has 4 fluorescent light units, each measuring 28” by 44”.  The problem is, one of the four light units is an emergency unit, and is always turned on.  So when we want to show power point presentations, etc.  the room is never  fully dark.  With the 3 lights being off, it’s just barely dark enough, and it would be so much better not to have the light from the emergency unit.  Due to safety codes, turning off this light is not a realistic option for us.  So I was examining it today and was wondering if someone had an idea to construct some sort of temporary “cover” that we can quickly and securely place over this one light unit while we have our power point presentations?  The cover would have to be lightweight, secure (we would not want it to fall on any clients!), and I think made of some sort of fireproof material, in case someone forgets it’s up there and the heat from the florescent light tubes doesn’t cause any danger of fire.  Each light unit has this metal “grid” that I guess is meant to reflect and disperse the light in an efficient way.  This “grid” is made up of smooth 1/8” metal strips, which create 24 empty space “cells”. The inside of the cells measures 7”X5.5” and is 2.75” deep.  There is a small clearance between this metal grid and the fluorescent tube lights.  And the light unit is 10 feet off the ground. Any suggestions??  Thanks!

Posted by jim5150jvc 7 years ago


MP3 unit for car

Hi everyone, I was wondering if I could get some help with a project I'd like to make. My truck's stereo died, and instead of getting another stereo, I'd like to make a unit that just uses my MP3 player. Junkyard stereos are of dubious condition, and usually overpriced, and I'm too cheap to pay for a new stereo. I never really used the radio or CD player on the old unit; I just want basically a jack for a MP3 player/laptop, volume control, and power switch, powered by 12V and able to be hooked up to 4 speakers. I have some basic electronic knowledge, but not enough to make something like this. Could someone maybe, possibly, provide me with a diagram or ideas to get this started? Thanks a lot!

Posted by Braunchitis 8 years ago


PLEASE help....smelly basement storage space between units

I have been trying to get RID of a smell with no success. The smell is in a shared closet space between my unit and another unit in a basement (duplexed down units with first floor above grade).  The smell is so damp and musty and just terrible.  This is true especially in the summer.  I want to sell this place, but people have been opening this shared closet and are immediately like what the heck!  I have noticed it all along, but in the winter it is faint.  My spouse says he did not notice it, but at least 30 potential buyers were not okay with it and noticed it in the Summer...no one really commented in the winter, but I always smelled something. We put in a dehumidifier which we empty every single day because it is full (see in picture the type of dehumidifier), but we cannot for the life of figure out where the moisture is coming from.  One person told us it was likely coming out of the floor....I have no idea if this is the case...it almost looks like plywood is on the floor.  I guess this would be a subfloor?  In one of the pictures, it shows where the door opens to this shared space right out of our den.  I am at my wits end trying to figure this out.  I have tried essential oils, carbon, baking soda, the dehumidifier (which feels completely up in one day).  It is closed off in the closet and there is no window or any way for the smell to get out unless we open the doors to our unit and then the units smell!  We cannot smell it at all in either unit with the door closed.  It is sooooo bizarre.  These units are duplexed down to the basement.  It is absolutely puzzling me and has kept us from selling our unit after a winter deal fell through.  When we started showing in the summer, the smell was so strong as it usually is in the summer.  I guess we never paid attention because we never go in there unless getting something from storage.  Can someone tell me what I can do and what type of floor this is?  It kind of looks like it has gray paint on it, but it is certainly some type of wood or a material like it. Should we get someone to rip the floor up? Why is the smell not in either unit?  Please help!

Posted by CareBearie 2 years ago


Cheap Power Conditioning Unit (PCU)

In the video released by the windbelt creator, he mentions that his PCU only costs about a quarter. I dont know if that is his mass produced price, or his off the shelf price, but does anyone have any ideas about how to make a PCU for say, under a buck?

Posted by fafnir665 11 years ago


Help please

I've dismantled a cheap & nasty fax machine. Out of this I've extracted a Dyna Image scanning unit, CFL illumination, 7 wires. I'd quite like to use the CFL, and maybe the scanning part, but does anyone know how to use this? I've not found this particular unit on the internet - sticker says "DL100-05EUIC (BARCODE) PHFA201663" L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago


Wireless switch , need help on how to make

OK , I am a tattoo artist. I want to make a wireless foot pedal to control my tattoo gun. This is how it works now. It has a foot pedal with a 1/4" phono mono jack that plugs into the power unit. When my foot is pressed down it simply closes the connection and tells the power unit to apply voltage to my gun which has a separate cord coming from the power unit. I would like to make a wireless for this. Maybe a simple remote control toy can give me all the conponets needed. I want it to be small , maybe a 9 volt battery supply. I can have my foot pedal  wire just 10" long going to the a sending unit with an antenna. Then alls it has to do is maybe close a relay that I can wire to a phono jack to just close the swicth to tell the power unit to turn on my tattoo gun. I know this is going to be very simple but for some reason im having trouble thinking of how to do this cheap. Thanks for the input. Jeff

Posted by Brutal Ink 8 years ago


Microwave generator...... any datasheet for DAIHEN

Hi.I have a microwave generator from DAIHEN. It is a 3kW magnetron that makes 2450MHz wave.The model is ATP-30B(high voltage unit) and SMA-30DI(magnetron unit).This devices made in Japan and I need DATASHEET.If there is any clue that can help me plz inform me. thx

Posted by HesamP1 12 months ago


Dentist radiation chart

Living in a rock or brick house exposes you to 700 times the radiation as eating a single yellow banana ! A BBC chart shows a banana as 0.1 radiation units and rock/brick homes as 70 radiation units and flying a trans continental aircraft is much worse in exposing you to radiation...

Posted by iceng 1 year ago


built in bbq

Is there a heat problem use acq lumber with a built in bbq unit and can the built in be up against an existing deck?

Posted by pjbpjb 3 years ago


Americans bomb Kiteman: miss by sixty years.

A Royal Navy bomb disposal unit has been called to an unexploded bomb discovered on a Suffolk beach.Experts in the unit think the bomb was dropped by a US aircraft in World War II, while returning to an airbase.Houses and schools within half a mile of the site at Felixstowe harbour have been evacuated while the unit works on the device.As I type, a bomb-disposal expert has been on the TV to say it may be a 500-pounder.BBC storyLocal pressEDIT: It's a German bomb, not American. You can tell your lawyers to relax.

Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago


I need someone to build a unit that will switch off a washing machine remotely.

Hi there, I am looking for someone to build a unit which can be hardwired into a washing machine to allow it to be switched off remotely. I rent them out and want to turn it off if they don't pay. I have an understanding to how it needs to work so can give an idea of what I need and how it could be connected. I would say I need 200-300 over the next few months. Let me know if you need more info or can help me. Thanks

Posted by washingmachine1 3 years ago


Tall Murphy bed with shelving unit

We are building a Murphy bed. It's a project that has taken much longer than anticipated - big surprice :) Well it's almost done, just needs some paint inside :) See the whole project here. Let me know what you think :)

Posted by murphybedhq 5 years ago


build a propane powered freezer

I am interested in constructing a  propane powered freezer to store food.   The units currently for sale and way to expensive.  I recall  quite a while ago that some  supplier of  off grid equipment  sold the components to such a unit but I can no longer find them.  If  someone has built such a freezer I would be interested in knowing how they did it.

Posted by holtconco 7 years ago


Frigidare / Electrolux FRT04L5DB0 Refrigerator

Anyone know how to get the freezer door apart to switch the hinge on this unit?

Posted by Red Gym 1 year ago


AC Wall Unit Timer/Thermostat

I have an older AC wall unit in my apartment. It has 3 dials – one for temperature (1-8 where 8 is coldest), one for fan speeds (low cold, high cold, low fan, high fan), and a manual lever that opens the vent in the back. I’m reciting this by memory as I haven’t actually looked at it closely, but it has one of the larger 3 pronged cables that plugs into a dedicated outlet in my wall (perhaps used for a higher voltage). In any case, my intentions are as follows:    • Have a timer for the AC unit to plug into to turn off on programmable intervals           o Monday – Friday it will be on after 6:00pm until 7:00am the following morning.    • One nice feature would be to give it a thermostat capability.           o If the temperature is below 70 degrees during these time intervals, for instance, then the AC unit will shut off, otherwise it will power back on.    • Another obscure (and I’m sure complex) feature would be to allow remote access to the timer. I know that this requires some unique hardware, but I’m familiar with programming and can visualize the methodology in telling the timer/thermostat unit a different set of commands (let’s say I know that I’m coming home early – I send information to the device via the internet to have it turn on a few minutes before I get home). I understand the last part is quite complex, but it’s not a priority at all, rather, a neat little feature that would make this all the more worthwhile (and in my eyes more interesting). I know that there is a similar device out there (can’t remember the brand name) that has a lot of these features, but I’m not willing to drop $300+ on something like that. For now, my priorities are listed in order per the bullets. First and foremost is being able to program a timer for a wall AC unit. Second is to have it detect the temperature of the room and set it accordingly. And third is the availability to ‘talk’ to the device remotely. My question for you is: how can I get through the logistics on this sort of project? What components (hardware) am I looking at (general price range), and what degree of difficulty will this entail? I have my computer practically right next to my AC unit, so communication with the device won’t be difficult in those regards. Otherwise, I’m just looking for tips and pointers. If someone happens to know of a (cheap) unit that does most everything that I’m looking for, then great. I’m all ears and really appreciate any feedback.

Posted by Phoenix5794 6 years ago


Power my boombox

I have this power supply from a device that is not needed anymore. I have 2 of them (so i can harvest the other battery for another project, or to help run this one).. It is a backup battery unit designed to power my old device even if the power in the house goes out. I have some questions about the compatibility with a project i am working on. I'm sure it's obvious to most of you, but i labeled the parts in one pic so that i could pinpoint my question. A. is the battery terminal clips B. the feed of power to the device not being used anymore C. the plug that recharges the battery So then logically D is the board that feeds power from the battery, and E is the recharging unit. The pic isn't great, but there are 2 ribbons that attach D to E. I can also provide better pics if something isn't clear enough. My question is this... I am building a semi-small boombox with a car audio head unit. Since a car battery provides 12v, and the battery in this unit provides 12v, can i use this contraption to power my project? Can i simply cut off the adapter on the end of B, expose some copper, and attach to the power of the head unit? It seems simple to me, but my knowledge of electricity is VERY limited and i don't want to burn down my house or ruin my head unit. So far, i haven't paid a penny for anything and i want to keep it that way.

Posted by jjiont 5 years ago