USB Hacks

USB Breadboard Power Supply

USB Breadboard Power Supply

Today we turn a 7805 Voltage Regulator and 4 AA batteries into a very simple Power Supply to charge anything that runs off USB. Breadboarding circuits are...
USB Powered Patriotic American Flag

USB Powered Patriotic American Flag

The final effect is supplied by the PC (call it the ‘patriotic computer’). Change the boot-up music to your national anthem and the desktop wallpaper to a patriotic image. When the computer boots up, the USB fan wafts the flag, the USB...
Defend your Cubicle with a USB missile launcher

Defend your Cubicle with a USB missile launcher

Hak5 isn't your ordinary tech show. It's hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust. In this...
How to: Solar Powered USB Device charger

How to: Solar Powered USB Device charger

Want to stop wasting energy charging your USB devices? Transform some cheap solar-powered garden lights into your very own solar USB charger. For step-by-step instructions on replicating this hack yourself, watch this video tutorial. Just watch...
How to: USB Air Conditioning

How to: USB Air Conditioning

Wondering how to most effectively combine ice cubes and a simple USB-powered computer fan into a fully functioning air conditioning system? In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to hack a coffee can and USB-powered fan into a simple, but...
How to: DIY USB Powered Mini-Fridge

How to: DIY USB Powered Mini-Fridge

With a little circuitry, you can find exactly what you need to make a very "cool" USB powered Mini Fridge. Just check out this how-to video. This cooler is perfect for keeping your drinks cool while gaming or at the office. Watch this video...
How to: DIY USB Smoke Absorber

How to: DIY USB Smoke Absorber

This hack with a USB fan uses activated charcoal to clean air of harmful smoke. Now you can have a cigarette while using the computer and not worry about smoking up the...
How to Build a USB Spy Telescope

How to Build a USB Spy Telescope

Been watching Rear Window and feel like giving spying a try yourself? Hack an old telelens, a USB webcam and standard PVC plumbing materials to build a telescope with huge magnification just by watching this how-to video. You can see craters on...