Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering - iron http://www.instructables.com Mon, 1 Sep 2014 05:14:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Open-Source-USB-Rechargeable-Solderin/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:53:41 PDT
How to repair your worn out solder tip http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-your-worn-out-solder-tip/
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:50:10 PST
Soldering Iron Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Stand-2/
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 11:45:02 PDT
5$ Fan for Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/5-Fan-for-Soldering-Station/
5$ Fan for Soldering Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/J0SA/HET1AI57/FZXJ0SAHET1AI57.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/J0SA/HET1AI57/FZXJ0SAHET1AI57.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZX/J0SA/HET1AI57/FZXJ0SAHET1AI57.SMALL.jpg RuiSantos Hi guys, Today I’ll show how you can control a PC fan with a simple circuit that I’ve created this is the easiest way I’ve thought that this could be done. The goal of this project is to create a controlled Fan that will be used when we’re working with the soldering iron station to remove all the f...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:02:18 PST
Simple soldering iron cleaning box http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-soldering-iron-cleaning-box/
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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:34:22 PDT
Emergency soldering iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-soldering-iron/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/BWZK/H3Z3KFUZ/F2LBWZKH3Z3KFUZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/BWZK/H3Z3KFUZ/F2LBWZKH3Z3KFUZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2L/BWZK/H3Z3KFUZ/F2LBWZKH3Z3KFUZ.SMALL.jpg binagun what you'l need: - pliers preferebly needle tip - a piece thin copper wire (solid network wire will do) - a lighter like so manny of us sometimes we are in a situation where we need to repair something but don't have our tools with us or the soldering iron just broke and you realy need or want to s...
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Thu, 28 Jun 2012 14:30:33 PDT
DIY soldering iron mounted solder dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-soldering-iron-mounted-soldering-dispenser/
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Sun, 24 Jun 2012 04:57:45 PDT
Make a battery powered soldering iron! In an Altoids tin? http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-battery-powered-soldering-iron/
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Sat, 14 Apr 2012 14:56:09 PDT
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Stand-Made-Out-Of-Wire/
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Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:21:38 PST
Soldering Iron Tip Cleaner http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Tip-Cleaner/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/4N7C/GRTHT03W/FDE4N7CGRTHT03W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/4N7C/GRTHT03W/FDE4N7CGRTHT03W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDE/4N7C/GRTHT03W/FDE4N7CGRTHT03W.SMALL.jpg prosper58 So I had this problem back when I first got my soldering iron. "HOW DO I CLEAN THIS STUFF OFF OF THE TIP?!" So I researched it a bit and learned about soldering iron tip cleaners. A bit later, I found this spool of thin copper wire while scavenging a trash pile (yes, I sometimes do this). I also fou...
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Sat, 27 Aug 2011 20:11:21 PDT
Weller Baterry Powered Soldering Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Weller-Baterry-Powered-Soldering-Iron/
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Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:07:24 PDT
12V Supply for Portable Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/12V-Supply-for-Portable-Soldering-Station/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/ODLO/GHFJXJFE/FGRODLOGHFJXJFE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/ODLO/GHFJXJFE/FGRODLOGHFJXJFE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGR/ODLO/GHFJXJFE/FGRODLOGHFJXJFE.SMALL.jpg legwinskij Hi here's my first video instructable i hope you'll like for more infro please visit  http://legwinskij.blogspot.com/2010/12/tutorial-make-your-own-12v-portable.html
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Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:42:56 PST
Hot air soldering gun from a desoldering iron with a vaccume pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-air-soldering-gun-from-a-desoldering-iron-with/
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Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:41:48 PDT
"Smoke blower" from PC power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Smoke-blower-from-PC-power-supply/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/72IS/G4PBP6Q2/F1R72ISG4PBP6Q2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/72IS/G4PBP6Q2/F1R72ISG4PBP6Q2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/72IS/G4PBP6Q2/F1R72ISG4PBP6Q2.SMALL.jpg dava_2 Hi, when soldering, as you know, you have a lot of smoke. Meabe you will accidentally touch plastic and that will be very bad fell, it's stinks. My "smoke blower" i made up from old PC power supply. I take out the PCB board, unsoldered the fan, put it up side down, took an indicator LED(i conected...
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Wed, 27 Jan 2010 02:33:07 PST
Handheld Cooking Pan http://www.instructables.com/id/Handheld-Cooking-Pan/
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Sat, 17 Oct 2009 00:33:54 PDT
Simple Helping Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Helping-Hands/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/JFP4/FYAJKCWT/FE3JFP4FYAJKCWT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/JFP4/FYAJKCWT/FE3JFP4FYAJKCWT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE3/JFP4/FYAJKCWT/FE3JFP4FYAJKCWT.SMALL.jpg =SMART= Helping hands are designed to hold wires and components in place while you solder them, you can buy good helping hands from the shops quite cheaply but when I made these I was in the middle of a project and didn't want to stop to go to the shops, making things yourself is fun anyway !The basic princ...
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Thu, 13 Aug 2009 10:20:55 PDT
How to Solder in 30 Seconds http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-in-30-Seconds/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/Y1RX/FY7M6NZ9/FWDY1RXFY7M6NZ9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/Y1RX/FY7M6NZ9/FWDY1RXFY7M6NZ9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWD/Y1RX/FY7M6NZ9/FWDY1RXFY7M6NZ9.SMALL.jpg guyfrom7up This is a brief (very brief) tutorial of how to solder. Due to the lack of time, soldering through hole components to circuit boards are only explained. This is one of the most common types of soldering for DIYers like in the Instructable community.
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Wed, 12 Aug 2009 08:51:42 PDT
Bright light soldering iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Bright-light-soldering-iron/
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Tue, 21 Apr 2009 23:29:14 PDT
$10ish DIY Variable Temp Soldering Iron Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/10ish-DIY-Variable-Temp-Soldering-Iron-Controller/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2009 22:57:21 PST
Make a Hot Knife using a soldering iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Hot-Knife-using-a-soldering-iron/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2009 07:51:03 PST
Quick Lego Necklace/Bracelet/Keychain http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Lego-NecklaceBraceletKeychain/
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Sat, 7 Feb 2009 04:30:02 PST
Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/E9GO/FOMYNRWQ/FR4E9GOFOMYNRWQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/E9GO/FOMYNRWQ/FR4E9GOFOMYNRWQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR4/E9GO/FOMYNRWQ/FR4E9GOFOMYNRWQ.SMALL.jpg Instructables Guides Soldering is the cornerstone skill of many electronics projects and we certainly have plenty of great soldering tutorials, custom solder tips, tools and hacks, and great ideas on Instructables that will take even the expert's soldering skills to the next level. Use this guide to learn how to wire i...
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Fri, 12 Dec 2008 12:54:59 PST
Make a Solder Spool Holder For Your Soldering Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Solder-Spool-Holder-For-Your-Soldering-Work/
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Sat, 23 Aug 2008 14:03:51 PDT
How to make a cheap as free, and easy "helping hands" for small parts. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-free-cheap-easy-helping-hands-fo/
How to make a cheap as free, and easy "helping hands" for small parts. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/S55G/FCZDYV8O/F72S55GFCZDYV8O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/S55G/FCZDYV8O/F72S55GFCZDYV8O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F72/S55G/FCZDYV8O/F72S55GFCZDYV8O.SMALL.jpg GorillazMiko Well, this morning (2.23.08) and yesterday (2.22.08), I was trying to solder something, but I didn't have a helping hands, so I made this this morning. (2.23.08) It works GREAT for me, usually no problems. VERY easy to make, basically free, all you need is less than 10 seconds (unless.... look at ...
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Sun, 24 Feb 2008 11:33:22 PST
How to tin even the grungiest Soldering Iron. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-tin-even-the-grungiest-Soldering-Iron./
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Wed, 20 Feb 2008 18:47:52 PST
How to make a simple stand for your soldering iron. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-simple-stand-for-your-soldering-iron/
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Mon, 11 Feb 2008 09:51:31 PST
The Third Hand Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Third-Hand-Stand/
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Wed, 28 Nov 2007 19:20:38 PST
A Simple Solution To The Infamous Helping Hand's Problem http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Simple-Solution-To-The--Infamous-Helping-Hands-/
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Fri, 23 Nov 2007 22:01:49 PST
INSANELY HOT DIY Hot Air Soldering iron @ 15 Volts DC and 3.5 amps...PART II http://www.instructables.com/id/INSANELY-HOT-DIY-Hot-Air-Soldering-iron-%40-15-Volts/
INSANELY HOT DIY Hot Air Soldering iron @ 15 Volts DC and 3.5 amps...PART II - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/20K6/F6PC9JZ1/F6720K6F6PC9JZ1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/20K6/F6PC9JZ1/F6720K6F6PC9JZ1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F67/20K6/F6PC9JZ1/F6720K6F6PC9JZ1.SMALL.jpg OzzyRoo 359 degrees centigrade and with room for more ;) This is the permanent version to my earlier prototype. I have added adjustable nozzles, used a smaller heater element and of all things, butchered a scooter handle to hold it all together. If you look at this and my other instructable, you are surely ...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 23:54:44 PDT
DIY Hot Air Soldering Iron using 12-18volts DC at 2-3 amps http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hot-Air-Soldering-Iron-using-12-18volts-DC-at-/
DIY Hot Air Soldering Iron using 12-18volts DC at 2-3 amps - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/P47H/F6B7Q2OT/F65P47HF6B7Q2OT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/P47H/F6B7Q2OT/F65P47HF6B7Q2OT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F65/P47H/F6B7Q2OT/F65P47HF6B7Q2OT.SMALL.jpg OzzyRoo This is my first eva posting of a DIY article on the web. So excuse me for some typo stuff, protocol etc. The following instructions show how to make a WORKING hot air soldering iron suitable for ALL uses requiring soldering. This hot air soldering iron is not limited to SMT (surface mount technolog...
By: OzzyRoo

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Mon, 10 Sep 2007 18:29:00 PDT
Ultimate Soldering Station Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Soldering-Station-Platform/
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By: acer73

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Sat, 21 Jul 2007 00:54:09 PDT
Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Station/
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By: StepsoftheSun

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Mon, 21 May 2007 19:01:17 PDT
Proper Soldering Iron cleaning & maintenance http://www.instructables.com/id/Proper-Soldering-Iron-cleaning-%26-maintenance/
Proper Soldering Iron cleaning & maintenance - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/6DTV/IQ2EWT1K6KY/FZE6DTVIQ2EWT1K6KY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/6DTV/IQ2EWT1K6KY/FZE6DTVIQ2EWT1K6KY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZE/6DTV/IQ2EWT1K6KY/FZE6DTVIQ2EWT1K6KY.SMALL.jpg exponent This instructable will guide you on how to properly care for your soldering iron. Proper iron care will result in lower melt times, cleaner solders, and a longer iron life. Cleaning and caring for your soldering iron is very easy and can be accomplished with everyday household items. Tools of th...
By: exponent

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Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:51:29 PST
DIY Hot Air Soldering Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Hot-Air-Soldering-Iron-1/
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By: charper

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Fri, 15 Dec 2006 18:16:17 PST
Improving a 3'rd hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Improving-a-3-rd-hand/
Improving a 3'rd hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/ENFK/OECEQHO9VCN/FH1ENFKOECEQHO9VCN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/ENFK/OECEQHO9VCN/FH1ENFKOECEQHO9VCN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH1/ENFK/OECEQHO9VCN/FH1ENFKOECEQHO9VCN.SMALL.jpg Silas I got tired of my old 3'rd hand scratching up my circut boards, and that it only had 2 crocodile clips. I then went to the equal of the "dollar store," and bought 2 3'rd hands. This is the end result a really nice 3'rd hand! What you need 2 3'rd hands Scissor 3 mm. ID hot shrink tubing Heatsource...
By: Silas

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Fri, 11 Aug 2006 13:14:23 PDT