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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.
Thanks In Advance
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/mu/tant here, 100% new to any kind of electronics/wiring, so I'm looking for some help.
The past few days I've been working on electrifying my acoustic guitar (pic related). I've got it set up with just a a piezo right now, and I want to add a magnetic pickup in the soundhole. I've got the piezo attached to its own cable and at the moment I have the pickup attached directly to a jack, but I want them both running through the same cable. Is there any special component I need to direct them both to the amp or can I just stick the wires of the piezo and the wires of the pickup both to the wires in the cable and have it work?
Sorry if any of that was unclear, ask if you need clarification. If you try to explain any of this to me, try to keep anything electronics-related simple but feel free to get complex if it's related to the sound itself. I know about one but not the other.
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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.