In Pictures: 20 Do-It-Yourself Geek Projects From Instructables

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Syaoran74

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the usb light is over complicated
-get usb cable rather than drive as they are already split in wires.
-find 5v and ground (usually red and black)
- get 5v led , resistor and wires.
-solder together.
-heatshrink
tada
i did something similar for a diy laptop cooler but using a 12v fan so didnt need the resistor and a card box as a platform
 

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While some of these DIY projects are useful (Computer lock and double end thumb drive), others are actual products you can find in stores (USB Lamp and Phone charger).
 
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aww man, none of my computer related instructables are on the list =[
 

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The kleenex box was actually slated for a release at one point. It was call and iBlow.Jobs cancelled it though after some very messy results with user testing. That and there was a high risk of patent infringement
 

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[citation][nom]geof2001[/nom]The kleenex box was actually slated for a release at one point. It was call and iBlow.Jobs cancelled it though after some very messy results with user testing. That and there was a high risk of patent infringement[/citation]

I see what you did there.
 

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Modifying your mouse to hold cell phone batteries? I clicked on the link. It's horrible. What a waste of time. Using a dremel to cut up a mouse you could replace for $15...you'll spend more on the dremel, the battery, and in the amount of time it takes to do all that you could get a job and work for two hours at minimum wage. Go buy a new mouse and donate your old one.
 

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[citation][nom]JonnyDough[/nom]Modifying your mouse to hold cell phone batteries? I clicked on the link. It's horrible. What a waste of time. Using a dremel to cut up a mouse you could replace for $15...you'll spend more on the dremel, the battery, and in the amount of time it takes to do all that you could get a job and work for two hours at minimum wage. Go buy a new mouse and donate your old one.[/citation]
To be fair, if you're the kind of person that is in to DIY projects you would prefer the cell phone battery powered mouse and you would likely already own a dremel.
 

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[citation][nom]xpeh[/nom]The Apple Kleenex box is probably one of the best uses for Apple's products.[/citation]
The only better application would have been a toilet-paper dispenser.
 

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Wouldn't it be a lot easier to just buy a USB 3G modem to plug in whenever you need it, and still have Wifi-connectivity?
 
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