Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering - soldering Sun, 20 Apr 2014 22:36:23 PDT BLOX v1.01 Repair your worn soldering tip (or make a new one) with household things
Repair your worn soldering tip (or make a new one) with household things - More DIY How To Projects]]> Szabolcs As you can see, my soldering tip isn't in its best condition. :) Unfortunately, I am  a lazy person so I always wait for the last moments. I waited for too long time, and... So we are going to repair our soldering tip. What you need: -Old soldering tip OR you can use a thick copper wire (most sold...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:17:57 PDT
Soldering fume extractor arm
Soldering fume extractor arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
How to make a Molex Power supply
How to make a Molex Power supply - More DIY How To Projects]]> snapaul This is to show you how you can easily make a molex power supply for your hard drives/ optical drives etc. with a simply 12V DC adapter. You will need a few things to get started: -Soldering Iron -Solder -Two pieces of Wire -Multimeter -Voltage Regulator -Screwdriver (If you have an adjustable volt...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:07:33 PST
Instant Helping Hand
Instant Helping Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> openproducts For a new project I needed to solder electronic components on a printed circuit board (PCB). Soon after heating the soldering iron I realized that it is not easy to hold everything in place while soldering. I took a couple of minutes to make a soldering stand, which appeared to work really well. Th...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:08:00 PST
Making Paper Soldering Stencils for Electronic Circuit Boards by Hand
Making Paper Soldering Stencils for Electronic Circuit Boards by Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> JouleTime Soldering surface mounted components is both easy and hard. Easy because the small size make the leads heat quickly and draw in the solder. The solder is also drawn to the pads. This can help center and align the components. As the solder is pulled to the pads at either end, the part is slight ...
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:31:38 PST
Solar Powered Soldering Station
Solar Powered Soldering Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> Solarcycle This project is based on my Kickstarter project called Solarpad, which includes the custom high power Solarpad solar panel and Power Core battery. Specifications for Solarpad and Power Core can be found on this page: Have you ever wanted to solder outside on a nice sunny ...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:59:51 PST
DIY Helping Hands (used primarily when soldering)
DIY Helping Hands (used primarily when soldering) - More DIY How To Projects]]> GizmoMakingDude  I recently got into exercising my maker muscle, and I realized that I needed some helping hands to help me solder. I'm  a high school student with no job, so I didn't have the resources to buy some helping hands and I thought that was the end of my hopes of ever owning a pair. But recently, I came ...
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 17:43:22 PST
"Third Hand" for soldering
"Third Hand" for soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> blhack Every third hand I have ever used has been really terrible. I've heard that coolant tubes (used in machining) make great third hands (they don't move around once you place them, and you can place them anywhere, at any angle, in 3D space).I looked online, and sparkfun (who I love), sells a third han...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:44:56 PST
Soldering Chasing EL Wire
Soldering Chasing EL Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> The_Hat Hi, * Note I'm a very inexperienced techy. So please excuse me if my terminology is incorrect. But I could not find any tutorials on this specific topic (Chasing EL Wire) so I thought I'd make one :D. Hopefully it will help someone else just as this website has helped me countless times :D Materia...
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:33:56 PST
old dvd / soldering station
old dvd / soldering station - More DIY How To Projects]]> MAAC1 i recently found this instructables website an after looking at all the cool stuff on here i decided to create my own instructables. the idea came when i was trying to create a joule thief circuit which i found on this website and i needed to solder the parts together from in my living room. i saw a...

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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:42:10 PST
Toast-R-Reflow: Yet another toaster reflow oven conversion
Toast-R-Reflow: Yet another toaster reflow oven conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> nwsayer Everybody and their brother has converted a toaster oven into a surface mount soldering "reflow" oven. I looked long and hard and found that I didn't like any one iteration of the project, so I did my own thing. I call it "Toast-R-Reflow." Reflow soldering requires an oven that is able to very clo...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:55:49 PST
Surface Mount Soldering
Surface Mount Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> JZ411 It can be tricky at times to solder leads to surface mounted pads. sometimes the solder wont stick to the pads. For this project I soldered some leads on about 20 high-powered LED modules. you will need soldering flux, wire leads (solid or stranded), heat shrink tubing is ideal if you're using wire...
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:02:03 PST
Basic Soldering misperry In these videos we will be looking at how to solder the components to your PCB. It will include what tools to use such as Irons, fluxes, and de-soldering equipment
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:49:09 PST
Electronics Soldering Mobile Workshop
Electronics Soldering Mobile Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> laxap As occasional electronics enthusiasts, we like to solder kits, or try to repair things. We do not have a dedicated place for soldering, and are each time chasing after our essential stuff: The soldering iron Small tools, multimeter Parts and supplies A good light An extension c...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 06:53:51 PST
TWSU How to assemble your own video console DIY GAMER techwillsaveus This tutorial will give you a quick overview about how to solder all the components on you DIY GAMER Kit! Have a look at our website: E-mail us on: Tweet us: @techwillsaveus
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:00:14 PST
Trinity Assembly
Trinity Assembly - More DIY How To Projects]]> bastl-instruments Hey dudes! Lets build the trinity synth! ! More information about the synth at: Before you start: the board solders from both sides and the component goes always above its printed sign so it hides the sign! You should know that there are some differences between some of ...
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:30:38 PDT
Easy Aluminum Solder Stencil JouleTime There are many websites that tell you how to etch circuits boards at home, how to make solder masks, and how to do oven reflow. I have read several before trying to do the project myself. Here is what worked for me and the few little adjustments I made to make it work better. Today we are going to s...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 07:31:45 PDT
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Fri, 2 Aug 2013 05:20:05 PDT
Simple Skillet Surface-mount Soldering
Simple Skillet Surface-mount Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> countspicy In this Instructable, I will cover how you can reflow solder surface mount components on single-sided circuit boards using an ordinary skillet and just a couple inexpensive tools. I found inspiration for this tutorial after reading this handy guide on Sparkfun's website.
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:53:31 PDT
Magnetic PCB Holder
Magnetic PCB Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> klee27x This simple holder keeps a PCB level for soldering, yet it doesn't hamper your ability to flip or rotate the pcb. Sometimes you need to step up your game I'm currently working on a project that centers around a large pcb with very tall components. As I was soldering the first prototype board, I ...
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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:15:25 PDT
K'nex tin holder
K'nex tin holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> glenntech This is a must have for every electronics hobbyist, student,... Several of these holders can be connected to each other for other tin or wire gauges. What you'll need to build one of these:     -   5  standard white or black connector (black in my example)     - 10 standard silver metallic connecto...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 18:25:38 PDT
Make A Soldering Iron!
Make A Soldering Iron! - More DIY How To Projects]]> SubDude350 Hello! This is my first instructible so please excuse any mistakes I may have made. This instructible is on a diy soldering iron! Why spend an upwards of 20 dollars when you can make one for about 4 dollars! Materials 2 jumper cables,6 volt battery( 4.5Ah),Pencil,Solder! Tools Gloves(optional...
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 16:56:03 PDT
Hot Plate Soldering Results Nerdz This is the result of a experiment I did, by using a hot plate and a peice of aluminum for soldering. Its easier than you think, and quite simple. The trick though, is to "paint" the circuit before hand with a soldering iron and a little bit of solder (I didnt have solder paste). I thought the solde...
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Wed, 5 Jun 2013 18:20:43 PDT
Helping Hands from Notebook Cooler Pad
Helping Hands from Notebook Cooler Pad - More DIY How To Projects]]> faziefazie This is my first instructable. And this instructable will show you how to build my version of the helping hands tool for soldering. There are a lot of Helping Hands instructables out there. But for my version is just using notebook cooler pad that I'm not used anymore. It's quite easy to build and ...
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Thu, 9 May 2013 04:16:54 PDT
Junk art that's not junk
Junk art that's not junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> zack195610   Hi, I'm Zack, and this instructables is about turning junk into art. So basically what I did is solder and glue stuff together to look cool. You don't have to do exactly what I did, you can do what ever you want. Here we go! Tools You will need: A soldering iron A grinder Hot glue Super glue Ju...
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Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:29:40 PDT
Soldering Iron Stand
Soldering Iron Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> darrenhall Super simple stand for your soldering iron. I know what your thinking - it's just a bulldog clip - yup it sure is - - - buuuttttt. - You can hold the clip spreaders even when the iron is up to temperature - should you need to move things around a little. - You never have to remove it from the iron...
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Sun, 7 Apr 2013 11:45:02 PDT
Soldering Exhaust Fan
Soldering Exhaust Fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> RoboIVA This is a project we did in our Robotics class. We realized that in our future projects, there would be a lot of soldering involved. So, we decided to make an exhaust fan for filtering smoke from soldering. In this fan, we used an old laptop fan and modified it as needed. Now, YOU CAN MAKE ONE TOO!!...
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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:08:16 PDT
Goose neck fume extractor from old USB laptop LED light (dirt cheap) confu Recently I did some soldering and noticed that the fumes kept going right to my face. So this gorilla pod - style fume extractor came into my mind: Materials: (old) case fan cheap / broken (or both) goose neck LED light for laptops (these are dirt cheap if you look at the right store, ~ 2 € maybe a...
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Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:26:30 PDT
DIY Breakout for Scavenged Surface Mount IC
DIY Breakout for Scavenged Surface Mount IC - More DIY How To Projects]]> jam BD With the introduction of surface mount components comes the decline of electronic component recovery and reuse. But as a hobbyist I am still strongly inclined towards reuse of scavenged ICs. Why you may ask, when it cost little over $5 for the IC and breakout board. Well, every dollar count and the ...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:52:04 PST
Soldering - a cheeky helping hand
Soldering - a cheeky helping hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> darrenhall Hi guys. Not really a true instructable but has just helped me out a great deal in a little job the wife wanted doing - she needed one of our ceiling lights lowered on a kind of extension so light fell directly from above onto her drawing board where she paints and does her scribe work. I needed t...
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Sat, 2 Mar 2013 16:06:48 PST
Make your own (male) jumper wires
Make your own (male) jumper wires - More DIY How To Projects]]> mkaiser4 Are you also always short on jumper wires? And does it also annoy you that good, solid jumper wires are pretty expensive if you want to buy them? If you answered “yes” to both questions above, then this might be interesting for you. After experimenting with solid core cables to use as jumper wires ...
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Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:05:09 PST
Simple, Cheap, Soldering Station apaglia I had a soldering iron but no holder/station.  I wanted to solder something today without the hassle of going out, so I dug up a few scrap items that might work for this job and that wouldn't be missed. The supplies I ended up getting: 3 x screws to hold things together (2 long and 1 short) 1 x ke...
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Sun, 6 Jan 2013 13:49:30 PST
How to make a soldering iron with a 6 volts battery.
How to make a soldering iron with a 6 volts battery. - More DIY How To Projects]]> samaddon Hi, friends! today i am showing you how to make a soldering iron from a 6v battery. this is the easier way and the safest method ! it gets hot up-to 60 degree C in only 10 seconds. here is the picture of it! i consist of two wires + and - . the blue  and yellow  stuff is your soldering iron and the ...
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 00:44:41 PDT
Simple soldering iron cleaning box
Simple soldering iron cleaning box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Djandco I keep buying the cleaning pads for my soldering iron and when I have to clean the work bench up I put them somewhere safe, then I have to buy a new one! So, I thought I would make a quick and above all cheap cleaning solution. Parts required are simple: A box some metal scouring pads Tape A knife ...
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Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:34:22 PDT
Super Simple Third Hand Tool done within 30mins jaysonragasa I have made a pretty simple Third Hand Tool just within 30 minutes and just using a scrap and stock material around the house. 3 components to build one: 1. An old (very old) harddisk. 2. Iron wire 3. Alligator clip (2x) That's all, no more, no less Here are the steps to build your custom Third Ha...
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Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:42:59 PDT
Soldering Brass to Stainless Steel plus How-To Make Flux ArtificerMade This video shows how to soft-solder brass to stainless. The same technique will solder brass to brass (or copper, or any copper-alloy, or nickel, or steel, or iron). Soldering steel/iron to steel/iron is a little trickier but works pretty well the same (just takes practice). Stainless is usually a...
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Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:04:25 PDT
Get a new soldering tip or not? Harry Park Use a clean tip for soldering and use a WET sponge to clean. Also add a little bit of solder to the tip to improve results.  NOTE: it will melt through the sponge if it is not wet and should make a singing sound.
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Thu, 16 Aug 2012 01:16:47 PDT
PCB Soldering Tip #3: Bend Leads Radioactive_Legos If you're trying to solder through-hole components with long leads into a PCB, here's a simple tip that will keep them in place while your board is upside down and you join lead and pad.  Just place your component where you want it and on the underside of the board, bend the leads sharply to the sid...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 19:28:43 PDT
PCB Soldering Tip #2: Corners First Radioactive_Legos If you solder up a component with lots of pins into a PCB, then realize it's crooked, you'll have quite the time trying to correct your error.  I learned the hard way, and I've since taught myself this simple trick.  With your component inserted into the board in its place (see PCB Soldering Tip #1:...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 18:13:24 PDT
PCB Soldering Tip #1: Tape Radioactive_Legos Solder through-hole components into a PCB isn't the smoothest process for the DIYer.  The components go in from the top but are soldered from the bottom, leading to lots of issues if the component leads can't be bent to the sides to hold the component in place.  By  taping the component on the top s...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 18:05:35 PDT
How to Desolder Large Difficult Components
How to Desolder Large Difficult Components - More DIY How To Projects]]> mattthegamer463 Hey folks, This is a mini-instructable on a method of de-soldering that makes it easy to remove large, delicate or otherwise difficult components without damaging them, as long as you don't mind destroying the PCB in the process.  This makes parts harvesting from old electronics much easier and wit...
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Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:48:21 PDT
Ten Commandments of Soldering DrNicker The top ten rules of soldering that you should always be aware of.  Just thought they would always be good to share. Original Credit : Cooper Tools
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Mon, 30 Jul 2012 12:56:00 PDT
Electronics Tips: Surface Mount Soldering By Hand Makuna My tools for easy surface mount soldering: Reading Glasses - Helps seeing the small components up close Soldering Vise - Something steady to hold the board so you can use both hands with the small parts Fine Silver Solder - Surface mount components don't need a lot of solder, a fine thr...
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Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:48:02 PDT
Cleaning up your PCB 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
Save your components with a heat sink Dave-T Some components are more susceptible to heat from a soldering iron than others. Reed switches are particularly delicate when you're learning their heat tolerances. In order not to burn up your components, use alligator clips on the component lead as a heat sink between the soldering point and the co...
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Sun, 8 Jul 2012 18:57:31 PDT
Tips for choosing the correct soldering iron tip 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
How to Pick the Best Soldering Iron
How to Pick the Best Soldering Iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> soldering iron A soldering iron is a hand tool used in soldering. There are many soldering irons available on the market. They come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Which soldering iron to choose for yourself depends on the soldering projects you are planning to do, as well as how often you are planning on using ...
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Fri, 6 Jul 2012 11:55:38 PDT
Quick & Easy DIY Solder Pot ProvideYourOwn If you need to tin the ends of wires, nothing beats a solder pot. The problem is a solder pot is a pretty expensive investment. You would need to have large production requirements to justify buying one. The other issue with a solder pot is that it is somewhat dangerous when it is fired up. You need...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 15:32:14 PDT
soldering led smd 5050 to the cable anjing SMD LED 5050 has 6 pins on the body and the pin is very small. I have to connect its own tricks 5050 SMD LED with a pair of wires. The first would be easier if you clean the sixth pin on the body with a cutter or sandpaper. After you clean it you should be soldering the pins one by one in his body. ...
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Wed, 4 Jul 2012 05:50:51 PDT
Soldering Iron Tip Care ProvideYourOwn The Problem: When I was younger, the tip of my soldering iron was always pitted and eaten away. It is difficult to solder with a damaged tip. I have since learned some techniques from pros that will help you keep your soldering iron tip in mint condition. Explanation: Tips corrode because of oxidat...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 21:51:52 PDT