Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering - soldering - featured http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:04:18 PDT BLOX v1.01 Soldering fume extractor arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-fume-extractor-arm/
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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/
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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/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/YXH1/H4AG916D/FWHYXH1H4AG916D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/YXH1/H4AG916D/FWHYXH1H4AG916D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWH/YXH1/H4AG916D/FWHYXH1H4AG916D.SMALL.jpg Dave-T I use flux for all my soldering. It tends to leave a yellow residue I am sure most people who have soldered something are familiar with. So I found an easy, and cheap, way to clean up my solder areas while I am working. You will need an acid brush (the cheap type with the tin handle), a liquid disp...
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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/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/WRGF/H4AGI9NC/F1RWRGFH4AGI9NC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/WRGF/H4AGI9NC/F1RWRGFH4AGI9NC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1R/WRGF/H4AGI9NC/F1RWRGFH4AGI9NC.SMALL.jpg ColorBomb I will be discussing how the choose the correct tip for the project that you are soldering. There are many different tips by many different manufactureres, some are even patented by certain manufacturers such as the z wave tip by Pace. I will be using my home setup as reference. Guidelines for choo...
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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/
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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
Hack a Toaster Oven for Reflow Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Toaster-Oven-for-Reflow-Soldering/
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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 03:05:18 PST
Soldering Tutorial: Inline Splicing http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Tutorial-Inline-Splicing/
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 17:25:27 PDT
Guide to field Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-to-field-Soldering/
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Sat, 13 Jan 2007 20:11:02 PST
Soldering 101: Lesson 1: Tin the Tip http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-101%3a-Lesson-1%3a-Tin-the-Tip/
Soldering 101: Lesson 1: Tin the Tip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/QY4E/WZXEWUSKX7J/F6GQY4EWZXEWUSKX7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/QY4E/WZXEWUSKX7J/F6GQY4EWZXEWUSKX7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/QY4E/WZXEWUSKX7J/F6GQY4EWZXEWUSKX7J.SMALL.jpg royalestel This short and easy instructable shows how (and why!) you tin the tip of the soldering iron. Never soldered before? Here's where to start.If you appreciate this instructible, please visit my blog for more ideas:GoodCleanCrazyLast week I decided to make a USB powered flashlight. While I know a lot ...
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Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:55:24 PST
Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Station/
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Mon, 21 May 2007 19:01:17 PDT
Pocket-Sized Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Fume-Extractor/
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Fri, 8 Jul 2011 11:22:15 PDT
How to Make a Solder Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Solder-Pen/
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Fri, 3 Jun 2011 14:36:37 PDT
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
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
How to hand-solder a PowerPad IC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hand-solder-a-PowerPad-IC/
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Sat, 3 Oct 2009 11:02:29 PDT
How to neatly solder (without loads of wires!) decoupling caps on SMT microcontrollers. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-neatly-solder-without-loads-of-wires-dec/
How to neatly solder (without loads of wires!) decoupling caps on SMT microcontrollers. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/1WR5/FU0HZ5EX/FDC1WR5FU0HZ5EX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/1WR5/FU0HZ5EX/FDC1WR5FU0HZ5EX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/1WR5/FU0HZ5EX/FDC1WR5FU0HZ5EX.SMALL.jpg ste5442 This instructable is written to teach you how to use a neat and tidy method of prototyping with SMT microcontrollers (or other devices) on an adaptor board. After struggling to make a neat job of effectively decoupling the power pins on my PIC18F I decided something needed to be done! This instruc...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2009 05:25:43 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
Desk-top Soldering Press! (with L.E.D) http://www.instructables.com/id/Desk-top-Soldering-Press-with-L.E.D/
Desk-top Soldering Press! (with L.E.D) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/KVGX/FBU37A3J/FNTKVGXFBU37A3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/KVGX/FBU37A3J/FNTKVGXFBU37A3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNT/KVGX/FBU37A3J/FNTKVGXFBU37A3J.SMALL.jpg kruser495 I was getting tired of having to heat up my soldering iron just for one thing, so i created my own solution. This is very sturdy and reliable. Believe it or not, it solders wires better than a regular soldering iron and it has a L.E.D. for light! (Big thanks to guyfrom7up for helping me with the ...
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Sat, 26 Jan 2008 11:29:02 PST
Intro into SMD Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-into-SMD-Soldering/
Intro into SMD Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/04YS/FA2KM37P/FCA04YSFA2KM37P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/04YS/FA2KM37P/FCA04YSFA2KM37P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCA/04YS/FA2KM37P/FCA04YSFA2KM37P.SMALL.jpg jrgcool35 Many people here might think SMD is impossible since the pins are so small and solder wants to cling onto every pin but it actually is very easy. This will teach you the basics of SMD Soldering if you build anything that works with SMD soldering and my tutorial helped you I would like you to post th...
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Sun, 16 Dec 2007 19:19:40 PST
Soldering underneath chips http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-underneath-chips/
Soldering underneath chips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/1LHI/QJZETVPN5RT/FLO1LHIQJZETVPN5RT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/1LHI/QJZETVPN5RT/FLO1LHIQJZETVPN5RT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLO/1LHI/QJZETVPN5RT/FLO1LHIQJZETVPN5RT.SMALL.jpg rgbphil I recently had to design a device that used a chip with a heatsink underneath the body of the chip. This heatsink had to be both electrically and thermally connected to the PCB. Typically these devices (see picture) are soldered to PCBs using reflow techniques, where solder paste is stencilled to t...
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Mon, 6 Nov 2006 20:29:29 PST
How to Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solder/
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By: noahw

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Fri, 12 Jan 2007 08:11:30 PST
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
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
Third Hand++: A multi-use helping hand for electronics and other delicate work. http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-A-multi-use-helping-hand-for-electro/
Third Hand++: A multi-use helping hand for electronics and other delicate work. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/0OH2/F7PCOX6T/FJC0OH2F7PCOX6T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/0OH2/F7PCOX6T/FJC0OH2F7PCOX6T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJC/0OH2/F7PCOX6T/FJC0OH2F7PCOX6T.SMALL.jpg rstraugh In the past I've used the third hands/helping hands available at chain electronics shops and have been frustrated with their usability. I could never get the clips exactly where I wanted them or it took more time than it really should to get setup right. I also wanted the ability to hold small cir...
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Sun, 21 Oct 2007 12:53:52 PDT
Window-mounted solder fume extractor (not just for RVs!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Window-mounted-solder-fume-extractor-not-just-for/
Window-mounted solder fume extractor (not just for RVs!) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/YH2M/4IDEP280HJO/FC3YH2M4IDEP280HJO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/YH2M/4IDEP280HJO/FC3YH2M4IDEP280HJO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC3/YH2M/4IDEP280HJO/FC3YH2M4IDEP280HJO.SMALL.jpg bikeNomad This is my solution for solder fume extraction for my home (RV) workbench. It uses a dryer hose, a computer fan, and some insulation board to make a removable solder venting system that blows fumes outside. You can even use it for regular houses, too! Get parts together You'll need the following:...
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Thu, 1 Jun 2006 11:56:34 PDT