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Can anyone ID this component --- "U5" markings AD=307

I been trying to Hack an Ableton midi controller..... and yes you guessed it ....."a whisp of internal Blue Smoke"

The part located as U5 ... markings AD=307   (the carbonised markings are clearly visible with magnifying glass)

Its is a 5 pin device.

its some kind of voltage regulator ... i think ... ie directly after the usb in connector....

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Has anyone built an iPhone or android App ?

I am in need of a App Maker (either iPhone or android) that will :-

(1) Give button menu system to over 400 pictures

(2) Give Button menu system to 16x 2minute films

(3) Possibility of switching subtitles on/off to above films.

(4) interactivity is the Key to the whole thing.

I have all the Data already made on a DVD (as above) ...i just need to bring my system up to date ...as DVDs are dying...

I have never made any "Apps" before so clueless on the process.....(especial cross platform ie android/iphone)

So....

Make your own ink jet silver conductive fluid

Nurdrage shows how to make a silver solution that an ink jet printer can use..... yikes that's an exciting prospect....

Strange happenings - "Tesla coils" and one wire power transmission

I have been following this Youtuber aka "slider2732" for a while now...... and this video really spoooooocked me out...

......he is on my all_time "Hero List" now.

.... I just gotta try some of these out....

12V car battery....errrr no!!!! its a capacitor bank

Are battery manufactures pulling the wool over our eyes ?

Foot in the RedBox Door

Looks like the RedBox firm are opening the door for Parallax Propeller ........ Good news indeed....

This is the latest visual imaging processing board from our redbox firm..

The Best Quote @2:30 :-  " its actualy acting as a stand alone board , its not connected to an arduino as you can tell"

....G shouts "Awsome" .... but.... i think the header pins are a bit out of place though !!!......

 

Features:

"I'm Here" a short robot film by Spike Jonze

Here is a gripping story about "Sheldon" a robot with LMRian qualities ....  worth watching every minute...

..... fill in the blank boxes below with your feelings......

If you like this film check  "Tommy's" documentary too ......

Niagra Falls - Tricopter POV - Fail & Quadcopter WOW

When is Fritz going to do something like this..........

Samarai UAV Inspired by Maple Seed - Demo at AUVSI Unmanned Systems 2011

Nature inspired flying 360 mono wing camera.

You can skip first half of video ... to get to the interesting parts..

Neat simple design, errrr one servo (maybe a second..... unclear)

Note how the guy tactfully avoids answering the most important questions...

.....and would it not be better to push this into the search and rescue direction ...