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I have recently been trying to use my old USB energy dance pad to play stepmania. I plug the thing in and "device not recognised". So I go to google and begin my search. I try a few things, but nothing seems to work. So I download a program to get me the USB product and Vendor ID's of the device. They are not posting with either LIBUSB or USBVIEW. So I got tired of that and bought a PS2 to USB adapter, figuring it had to do something with the actual usb connector(This pad has ps2/xbox/USB connectors). The adapter itself is detected by windwos and appears to work. The driver installs properly. When I plug the dance pad into it, it makes the windows USB connecting/disconnecting sound over and over, sometimes with 30 seconds or so between the sounds. I go into device manager>USB>USB root hub>properties>power management and uncheck the box that would allow windows to power down the device. Sound still happens. The pad is a few years old, but I don't have a lot of money and am hoping to repair it/get it to work somehow. Pic related, It's the Dance Pad's board.
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I inherited a desk when I moved into my current place, and I'd like to remove this board that hangs down underneath because I keep hitting my knee on it (it's supposed to hold the sliding keyboard tray, which I removed since it was too low for me).
I've turned the two cam connectors on the side to the open position, which definitely loosened the board... but I still can't remove it. It feels like something's holding the board in place near the center, but there are no apparent openings above, below, or to either side of this board beyond the two pictured (the hole on the far left is for another piece of the desk).
I'm thinking there may be one or more dowels near the center, but I've already tried pulling fairly hard and it won't come off. I don't want to pull harder without being sure, since I'd rather not damage the desk if possible. I don't think it's adhesive, since the board does wiggle a bit with the cam connectors loosened. Is there anything else that it's likely to be?
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So, i'm planing a cross room aux cable, you know, so i can put in my IPod in my living room, and be able to listen to the same source in the kitchen.
So, how important is a good cable? You can get affordable speaker cables, but it'll get a bit more expensive when you'll want to use, lets say 10 meters (~32'), can i use a smaller, cheaper signal/power, any recommendations? And would it hurt to put two inputs, in a serial connection, to two outputs?
Guitar Wiring Qs
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Hey, I've got a guitar with pic related in the bridge, and a disconnected neck humbucker and 3 way switch.I want to wire it like an Esquire, a la:
>tone control on
>'cocked wah' or 'fixed bassy' style
I read on some site a bit ago that it's not possible to wire an EMG for that wiring. is that a load of shit? should I wire it with a pos. 3 killswitch, or just strip it down to a 1 pickup, a volume set up? What would wiring for those setups look like (besides the barebones setup, I can manage that)?
And I'm not going to even try to handle actives and passives together, so I'm probably going to just remove the neck. Is an exposed pickup cavity a big deal? is clogging whatever holes I end up having with cotton swabs worth doing?
apologies if this is the wrong place. it's not a battlestation/Gentoo so /g/ wouldn't care, and I'm not shitting on/shitting myself over Death Grips or ITAOTS orwhatever /mu/ is up to these days
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I'm going to build a PC case from scratch.
I plan to build it out of MDF (wood composite material). I prefer this over acrilic, since a) my priority is not aesthetics, but airflow and silence; and b) it's an easier material to work with.
I have a huge variety of tools, so that will not be an issue.
My plan is to build an unusually large case with an unusual distribution of elements and amazing airflow. The front will have two or three 5 inch bays, for DVD drives and whatnot. The motherboard will be halfway through the case, I/O panel side up, so airflow is vertical and the connections are on the top side. The psu will be under it.
Way in the back will be all the hard drives (6) aligned in two sideways vertical rows.
The underside will have a tunnel with an opening in the front and three size 12 fan openings on the ceiling, two for the motherboard area and one for the hard-drives. This tunnel will act as a massive cold air intake.
I need help aquiring dimensions and size details. Apparently there used to be a site entirelly dedicated to PC format standards and schematics, but it's down.
Also, tips and suggestions are most welcome.
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Where do you source your materials, /diy/?
One of my biggest hindrances to all projects has been a lack of transportation (I live with my parents and they travel frequently). As a result, I'm unable to obtain even simple items like coffee cans.
So where do you source your material, /diy/?
My brainstorming has result in this list:
>Family member's workplaces (I have a lot of people who work in food service, lots of packaging, coffee grounds, feedstocks, etc)
Unfortunately, none of these venues are open at 5 in the morning...
Pic related - This would be a logistical nightmare for me.