The tools and materials you need could be found anywhere, as this hack was done at a college dorm room and you know those kids have not $$ or resources. Required materials include: Continue Reading
[autorun] Label=type whatever you want hereFor those of you less familiar with .INF files they are extremely easy to make and use.Â For the USB Volume name this is what you do: Continue Reading
The guys at Think Computers, put together a nice tutorial.Â The USB tutorial covers the placement of Win7 on a custom USB flash drive, then doing a complete install from the UFD. Windows 7 is about 2.5GBs so make sure you have a 4GB flash drive before you think about starting this process. Continue Reading
Step one.Â Shape some wood to about the size you’d like to make the USB stick and post-it note paper.Â About 3/4inch wide and 3 inches long. Step two:Â Cut out a part of the wood block to place Continue Reading
USB Tutorial: Turn a USB stick into a Hard Drive or Local Disk
This is a very valuable tutorial, especially if you are looking to partition a USB stick. Another application for turning a removable drive into a local disk, is that now many software programs can be loaded directly to a USB drive. The first program which comes to mind is iTunes. I know you need My Documents and a Local Disk to install it, so after this tutorial, I’ll try installing iTunes and share the results.
The process of turning a USB stick into a hard drive is fairly easy. However, there are limitations. For example, this works best with Windows XP operating systems. You also need to update the drivers for the device for any computer you are going to use. Typically, this isn’t a big deal as you can easily do this for your work and home computers. However, this isn’t a great solution if you are trying to create a partitions USB stick for distribution to many possible users [say trade show give-away].
Couple of items you’ll need:
- USB_LocalDisk.zip files [download here]
- Windows XP
- USB stick
What we will do, is connected the USB stick, find the driver code, update the driver code and re-connect the device. Simple.
Here are the details:Continue Reading
The tiny app takes up very little space, autoruns from your USB stick and displays a pop up window upon connection.Â This is where the application confirms the device is connected and you have the option to turn off the reminder or hide it until logging off or shutting down.Â At which time, the software will throw up another pop-up windows telling you to grab your USB stick. There is a “quiet” version which eliminates the original pop-up window [nice] but will definitely display when you go to power down. The Flash Drive Reminder utility is free for the taking.Â Continue Reading
Albeit you can get some WiFi webcams you may want to build something yourself for only pennies.Â Today, we have a nice tutorial for you to build a USB dongle for a CAT5 cable to run USB data transfers.Â The CAT5 DIY project will double your USB cable length and get you to about 30 or 35 feet of distance.This project is best suited for video and audio transfers for extended S-Video applications or webcam applications.Â I found this tutorial on Instructables. Enjoy. Continue Reading
Next click the Hardware tab of the Properties dialogue box and select the device which you’d like to change.Â In this case, it’s drive letter F shown as “Simple Flash Disk 2.0 USB Device“Â From here you can double-click the device or highlight in blue and click the Properties button. Continue Reading
Granted, the size is a bit much for today’s UberGeek, but clearly a great conversation piece. If this has your wheels spinning then check out our USB tutorial on modifying a true floppy diskette into a USB drive. Source:Â UberGizmo. Continue Reading