Turn your old gear and unused electronics into something amazing, in the new Upcycle it! Design Challenge from Intel and Element 14.

 

An IBM sponsored contest is underway on Instructables in which you are challenged you to build internet-connected solutions that make you or your world smarter, using tech in cool new ways. Connect products and devices, build apps, or hack a process.

 

Do you sometimes develop with USB? I do. So I need to access data lines, bus voltage and I'd like to easily monitor the current too. I made myself a small companion (43.5 mm × 22.5 mm, 9.5 g) to do that. Just a simple breakout board with one connector in and one out. And a little extra to make things easier. I call it USBuddy.