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Alright fellas, I've got a Wii with a broken USB port. Sadly, the broken port is the one custom firmware uses to read hard drives, so I need to either fix it or buy a new Wii if I wanna run pirated games.
It'll cost me about $25 for a USB extension cable. I'll have to strip the male end and solder the wires into the appropriate contact points on the Wii's motherboard after removing the Wii's present USB ports.
Or, I can buy a used Wii for $50 and just put custom firmware on that and be good to go.
I have a pretty good idea of what I need to do in the first scenario, but I have no soldering experience. Should I even bother trying? Or should I just buy a second hand Wii now and save myself the time and effort? I've never soldered anything aside from a severed Gamecube Controller cable so I'm not entirely confident in my ability to do this without fucking it up. Does it sound like a hard job to those of you with experience dealing with electronics? It's either gonna cost me $25 or save me $25 depending on whether or not I fuck it up, and as a broke uni student who has been going over budget for several weeks in a row now, I'd prefer not to waste money.
Raspberry Pi Guides
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Oh my little /diy/kes, I want to find some good Raspberry Pi guides.
I only care about the ones that my fellow people of /diy/ have personally used and found useful.
Of course, there will be some misguided souls who scream "Google it you derp!". And, of course, I have.
I'm not looking for Raspberry Pi guides, I'm looking for Raspberry Pi guides that you personally have found to be useful. Guides that *you* used, and after which you said to yourself: "Self, that was a righteously awesome guide!"
(GPIO pins, anyone?)
Dakota 7" Portable TV HELP
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Guys, I need some help, I've searched everywhere.
I bought a Dakota 7'' Portable TV from a thrift store, brand new, never opened, I'm trying to use it as an external monitor for my DSLR. The TV accepts a 3.5'' AV input, but when I plug the cable in, I get a NO SYNC screen. I run a mini-usb to RCA from the camera, use two couplers, and connect that to an RCA to 3.5" into the TV, any help or software updates out there?
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So /diy/, i was just visiting /pol/ and on a tread about fat americans starving someone mentioned /diy/ and the wonders of dumpster diving. Now im not starving, i make enough to feed myself quite well. Im just looking for some cash on the side. I used to work at the landfill here in town, and every now and again a Bi-Mart load will come in. FILLED with things people return and they just toss. I got coffe pots, flashlights, a leather jacket. Loads of tools. Now I am going to a community collage and i go to thrift stores and sell things i find on ebay for a profit. I use the cash to get by, paying phone bill, gas in my shitty almost broke car etc. What are some good places to dumpster dive? What are some law troubles i could run across? Is there stuff i could possibly sell in some places? Or stuff i can bring to my place and use? Any stories of finds? Thanks, any advice helps.
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Hey /diy/, /an/on here,
First time posting here, so please spare me any flames if i do something wrong.
I want to build a computer, so i've googled it and got the basics of it. (parts im gonna need and the kind of machine i want to build)
I figure im gonna base everything off the motherboard since everything has to be configured to it. I want to build a computer for general word processing and web surfing. I also want eventually get into video editing, but nothing to fancy. I just want to be able to film my animals and put them up somewhere like youtube, maybe make a few care vids.
So as far as the motherboard goes im thinking about a middle-of-the-line motherboard with an AMD processor since im not doing anything that's gonna need a higher powered CPU.
So my questions are:
-How much RAM and memory am I looking at?
-How am I interpreting the specs that are listed with the motherboard:
>"GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
> "AMD 990FX"
> "4×240pin DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1866/1600/1333/1066"
So is there anything Im missing or do you all have any tips?
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Hey /diy/, I'm having problems with my dremel 200.
When I load in one of the small engraving bits, after say 15-20 seconds of use, when I turn the dremel off, the bit promptly falls out. Happens no matter how much I tighten the collet.
I've also been having trouble getting used to the cutting bits. The dremel spins to the right, and I'm right handed, so usually when I'm cutting I'm doing it in the same direction that the dremel spins in which can make it hard to control. Tips?
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There's this costume contest on Saturday in my town.
First place gets 500$, second 300$, and third 100$.
Me and my friends are thinking of going in, however we are stuck on ideas.
The only rule for the contest is that you can't spend more than 20$ making it.
Also, you get more points if you can really get into the role of whatever you're ''cosplaying'' as.
Now, I was thinking of being a crazy scientist, I already have half the things I need, however, I'm stuck on how to make the costume look like something that someone would look at and say ''Shit, that's a good crazy scientist.''