Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering - soldering - featured http://www.instructables.com Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:26:33 PST BLOX v1.01 Intro to Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-to-Soldering/
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Thu, 8 Dec 2016 17:45:54 PST
Flashing Eyes Bat Lawn Stake Halloween Decoration http://www.instructables.com/id/Flashing-Eyes-Bat-Lawn-Stake-Halloween-Decoration/
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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 06:36:04 PST
Third Hand of the Tripod http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-of-the-Tripod/
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 13:24:44 PST
DIY ESP8266 Programming Board http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-ESP8266-Programming-Board/
DIY ESP8266 Programming Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/L7KR/IUYD3JF5/FVRL7KRIUYD3JF5.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/L7KR/IUYD3JF5/FVRL7KRIUYD3JF5.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/L7KR/IUYD3JF5/FVRL7KRIUYD3JF5.SMALL.jpg RishabhL One of the most annoying problems of the ESP8266-01 module is that it isnot possible to plug it into a breadboard directly for fast prototyping.We need to attach the breadboard adaptor to esp and then place on the breadboard, and after that some complex connection between usb to ttl module and esp. ...
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Tue, 1 Nov 2016 03:38:34 PDT
Halloween DIY Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-DIY-Project/
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Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:51:26 PDT
Soldering 101: For the beginner http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-101-for-the-Beginner/
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Sun, 2 Oct 2016 19:03:30 PDT
Shark Fan (Solder Smoke Filter) http://www.instructables.com/id/Shark-Fan-Solder-Smoke-Filter/
Shark Fan (Solder Smoke Filter) - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/GSFU/IP0946FE/FELGSFUIP0946FE.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/GSFU/IP0946FE/FELGSFUIP0946FE.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FEL/GSFU/IP0946FE/FELGSFUIP0946FE.SMALL.jpg AmateurHour As an electrical engineering student I've been doing a lot of soldering and was in desperate need of a fan to filter out the fumes that melted solder creates. Also being a student I didn't have much money to spend on a store bought fume extractor and while I'm pretty familiar with wood working and ...
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 21:28:43 PDT
Practical Circuit Construction with Strip Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Practical-Circuit-Construction-With-Strip-Board/
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Tue, 24 May 2016 00:46:58 PDT
SMT Reflow soldering using Kapton Sheet Solder Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/SMT-Reflow-Soldering-Using-Kapton-Sheet-Solder-Ste/
SMT Reflow soldering using Kapton Sheet Solder Stencil - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/U2XS/IOABQVDU/FO7U2XSIOABQVDU.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/U2XS/IOABQVDU/FO7U2XSIOABQVDU.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/U2XS/IOABQVDU/FO7U2XSIOABQVDU.SMALL.jpg daverowntree I run a small Electronics design and retail company. I specialise in producing working prototypes from a concept, handling all aspects of schematic design, PCB layout, manufacturing the prototype and writing any micro-controller firmware. I hope people who read these guides will feel inspired to try...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 06:27:37 PDT
Soldering Iron Stand made from U-pins http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Stand-Made-From-U-pins/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:39:48 PDT
Ventilated soldering station http://www.instructables.com/id/Ventilated-soldering-station/
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:26:15 PST
Super simple and cheap soldering helping hand. http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-and-cheap-soldering-helping-hand/
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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 11:57:09 PST
5 min Soldering Iron Base http://www.instructables.com/id/5-min-Soldering-Iron-Base/
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 15:33:06 PDT
Basic modifiable soldering station http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-modifiable-soldering-station/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:46:43 PDT
Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Fume-Extractor-1/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:21:23 PDT
Fixing your Car keys http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-your-Car-keys/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:43:43 PDT
Make A PWM Motor Speed Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-PWM-Motor-Speed-Controller/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:30:38 PDT
Simple PCB soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PCB-soldering/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:20:33 PDT
The Ultimate Guide to Desoldering http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Desoldering/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:11:04 PDT
Making A SMD Reflow Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-SMD-Reflow-Oven/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:21:14 PDT
PCB Assembly Fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Assembly-Fixture/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:44:39 PDT
Yet another tutorial on how to solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-tutorial-on-how-to-solder/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 08:08:06 PDT
Hot Plate Soldering using Low Temperature Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate-Soldering-using-Low-Temperature-Solder/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:17:53 PDT
The poor man's soldering iron http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Poor-Mans-soldering-iron/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:25:56 PDT
Repair Broken Sennheiser Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Broken-Sennheiser-Headphones/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:40:10 PST
Aligator clip connector for MakeyMakey http://www.instructables.com/id/Aligator-clip-connector-for-MakeyMakey/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:53:27 PST
How to Solder Without Electricity (or a Soldering Iron) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Without-Electricity-or-a-Soldering-I/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:26 PST
From spoon to broadhead http://www.instructables.com/id/From-spoon-to-broadhead/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:01:45 PST
Dead Bug Prototyping and Freeform Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Dead-Bug-Prototyping-and-Freeform-Electronics/
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:23:15 PST
Mechanical Pencil Solder Loader http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Pencil-Solder-Loader/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:48:17 PST
Installing a Killswitch into a guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Killswitch-into-a-guitar/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:26:22 PST
Soldering headers without drilling holes http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-headers-without-drilling-holes/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 06:37:55 PDT
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
Uses of Different Soldering Iron Tips http://www.instructables.com/id/Uses-of-Different-Soldering-Iron-Tips/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:14:51 PDT
Soldering fume extractor arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-fume-extractor-arm/
Soldering fume extractor arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/J0H2/HSE94F53/FG9J0H2HSE94F53.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/J0H2/HSE94F53/FG9J0H2HSE94F53.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/J0H2/HSE94F53/FG9J0H2HSE94F53.SMALL.jpg mayfair2005 Hi everyone, this is my first Instructable so please let me know if anything should be changed :) So i decided it was time to update my ghetto helping hand work station and decided to go with the coolant hose style but that left me with a problem of having no fume extractor handy, a quick search...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:51:20 PST
"Third Hand" for soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-for-soldering/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:44:56 PST
Electronics Soldering Mobile Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Soldering-Mobile-Workshop/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 06:53:51 PST
Trinity Assembly http://www.instructables.com/id/Trinity-Assembly/
Trinity Assembly - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/S6RP/HME1QY6A/FH5S6RPHME1QY6A.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/S6RP/HME1QY6A/FH5S6RPHME1QY6A.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/S6RP/HME1QY6A/FH5S6RPHME1QY6A.SMALL.jpg bastl-instruments Hey dudes!! Lets build the Trinity synth!!!You can find more informations at our website: bastl-instruments.comBefore you start: The board solders from both sides.The components goes always above its printed sign, so it covers the printed sign!You should know that there are some differences between...
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:30:38 PDT
Simple Skillet Surface-mount Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Skillet-Surface-mount-Soldering/
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:53:31 PDT
How to make a soldering iron with a 6 volts battery. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-soldering-iron-with-a-6-volts-batter/
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 00:44:41 PDT
Cleaning up your PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Cleaning-up-your-PCB/
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Tue, 10 Jul 2012 19:33:31 PDT
Tips for choosing the correct soldering iron tip http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-for-choosing-the-correct-soldering-iron-tip/
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 07:42:55 PDT
DIY Soldering Reflow Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Soldering-Reflow-Oven/
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:09:14 PDT
Soldering basic SMD http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-basic-SMD/
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 07:38:01 PDT
How To: Desoldering http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Desoldering/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:30:40 PDT
How To: Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Soldering/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:29:00 PDT
Extreme Desoldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Desoldering/
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:26:30 PST
Helping Hand with Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hand-with-Arm/
Helping Hand with Arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/IGU9/GXL5UGVX/F4EIGU9GXL5UGVX.SQUARE2.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/IGU9/GXL5UGVX/F4EIGU9GXL5UGVX.SQUARE.jpg https://cdn.instructables.com/F4E/IGU9/GXL5UGVX/F4EIGU9GXL5UGVX.SMALL.jpg mpilchfamily This project came about when i recently ordered some Shape Lock. Shape Lock is a durable plastic with a low melting temp. At about 150 F it becomes very pliable and can be easily shaped by hand. It is sold under a few different names but the pricing is about the same for all of them. Best of all the...
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Fri, 20 Jan 2012 09:53:50 PST
How to build a Fume Extractor on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Fume-Extractor-on-the-cheap/
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Sun, 8 Jan 2012 15:07:09 PST
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