Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering - soldering http://www.instructables.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:54:05 PDT BLOX v1.01 Learning To Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Learning-To-Solder/
Learning To Solder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/R3W7/I0465GFA/FEKR3W7I0465GFA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/R3W7/I0465GFA/FEKR3W7I0465GFA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEK/R3W7/I0465GFA/FEKR3W7I0465GFA.SMALL.jpg connor cody null null null null null null null null null null null null null
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:34:45 PDT
How To Solder: Tips/Tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Solder-TipsTricks/
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Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:09:08 PDT
Introduction To Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Introduction-To-Soldering/
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Tue, 9 Sep 2014 07:08:15 PDT
solder fume extractor my way http://www.instructables.com/id/solder-fume-extractor-my-way/
solder fume extractor my way - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/YR5H/HYVDQH18/FYWYR5HHYVDQH18.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/YR5H/HYVDQH18/FYWYR5HHYVDQH18.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYW/YR5H/HYVDQH18/FYWYR5HHYVDQH18.SMALL.jpg gratefulfloyd4774 hello I do a lot of soldering on my projects and thought making a fume extractor would be a good idea for my lungs. ok so tools I used a hobby knife,scissors, tin snips,pen,pencil, Philips head screwdriver, tape, wire and push pins (not shown)supplies USB fan mesh wire carbon filters trace g...
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:45:52 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
Surface Mount Soldering (Pinoccio touch sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Surface-Mount-Soldering-Pinoccio-touch-sensor/
Surface Mount Soldering (Pinoccio touch sensor) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/JLSR/HX5058HL/FPPJLSRHX5058HL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/JLSR/HX5058HL/FPPJLSRHX5058HL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/JLSR/HX5058HL/FPPJLSRHX5058HL.SMALL.jpg alexglow A couple of years ago, I posted a Beginner's Guide to Solder Paste. I've now learned how to attach surface-mount components with a soldering iron, so here's an update!Check out the video above for the general technique. (We're using a Pinoccio capacitive touch sensor in the demo, and here are the fu...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:27:49 PDT
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Open-Source-USB-Rechargeable-Solderin/
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle What is Solderdoodle Pro? Now Solderdoodle Pro melts Lead-Free Solder!Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solderdoodle Pro and pre-order a production model!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solderdoodle-pro-700of-usb-rechargeable-solderingSolderdoodle Pro is a p...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:53:41 PDT
Making a Third Hand with Lego Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Third-Hand-with-Lego-Parts/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:24:35 PDT
How to solder a bullet connector with a torch or lighter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solder-a-bullet-connector-with-a-torch-or-l/
How to solder a bullet connector with a torch or lighter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/CC4K/HW37LTPN/FHXCC4KHW37LTPN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/CC4K/HW37LTPN/FHXCC4KHW37LTPN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHX/CC4K/HW37LTPN/FHXCC4KHW37LTPN.SMALL.jpg MaxPower1977 Here is a video showing how I solder bullet connectors, I find using this method fast and easy, no soldering iron required. This works well for me and hope it helps out any newbies out there starting out. The connectors I am soldering are the popular 3.5mm but this can be applied to any connec...
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:40:39 PDT
Vibration Motor Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibration-Motor-Hack/
Vibration Motor Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/KGGW/HVKM8JTV/FQZKGGWHVKM8JTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/KGGW/HVKM8JTV/FQZKGGWHVKM8JTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/KGGW/HVKM8JTV/FQZKGGWHVKM8JTV.SMALL.jpg gacquaviva Have you ever needed a vibration motor, but realized for a heavy duty one they aren't very cheap?. Well I found a simple solution to adding your own weight to a motor. You simply have to connect a outside of the nut that is a reasonable size and weight onto the motor rotor. To connect the nut to the...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 10:58:45 PDT
Making Stencil for Soldering Using Silhouette Cameo, or How to convert bitmap (bmp, jpg, pdf, etc.) to vector (svg or dxf) format. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Stencil-for-Soldering-Using-Silhouette-Came/
Making Stencil for Soldering Using Silhouette Cameo, or How to convert bitmap (bmp, jpg, pdf, etc.) to vector (svg or dxf) format. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/6IJJ/HUU1G6AS/FUN6IJJHUU1G6AS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/6IJJ/HUU1G6AS/FUN6IJJHUU1G6AS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/6IJJ/HUU1G6AS/FUN6IJJHUU1G6AS.SMALL.jpg JouleTime The Silhouette Studio http://http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software/silhouette-studio software is used to program the Silhouette Cameo cutter. It has its own proprietary file format, called .studio or .studio3. The software can also import .SVG and .DXF file formats. Once these files are imported...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 19:22:53 PDT
Building a 6s9p battery using 18650 cells - Video Timelapse http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-a-6s9p-battery-using-18650-cells-Video-Ti/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/IG4F/HUMRWXSH/FBPIG4FHUMRWXSH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/IG4F/HUMRWXSH/FBPIG4FHUMRWXSH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBP/IG4F/HUMRWXSH/FBPIG4FHUMRWXSH.SMALL.jpg erFiodena In this video I build a 6s9p battery using 54 18650 li-ion cells.  About 24,000 photos were used to generate this timelapse. Materials
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Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:24:02 PDT
DIY tin blowing pen. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-tin-blowing-pen/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:40:51 PDT
Repair your worn soldering tip (or make a new one) with household things http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-your-worn-soldering-tip-or-make-a-new-one-w/
Repair your worn soldering tip (or make a new one) with household things - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/S4HT/HT4QOZ6V/FO9S4HTHT4QOZ6V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/S4HT/HT4QOZ6V/FO9S4HTHT4QOZ6V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/S4HT/HT4QOZ6V/FO9S4HTHT4QOZ6V.SMALL.gif 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-fume-extractor-arm/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:51:20 PST
How to make a Molex Power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Molex-Power-supply/
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:07:33 PST
Instant Helping Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Helping-Hand/
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:08:00 PST
Making Paper Soldering Stencils for Electronic Circuit Boards by Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Paper-Soldering-Stencils-for-Electronic-Cir/
Making Paper Soldering Stencils for Electronic Circuit Boards by Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/P6G4/HS0D415J/FROP6G4HS0D415J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/P6G4/HS0D415J/FROP6G4HS0D415J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRO/P6G4/HS0D415J/FROP6G4HS0D415J.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Soldering-Station/
Solar Powered Soldering Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/6H7G/HRPBAHXW/F1S6H7GHRPBAHXW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/6H7G/HRPBAHXW/F1S6H7GHRPBAHXW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/6H7G/HRPBAHXW/F1S6H7GHRPBAHXW.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Check out my 100% funded Kickstarter project based of this original project!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solderdoodle-pro-700of-usb-rechargeable-solderingThis project is based on my Kickstarter project called Solarpad, which includes the custom high power Solarpad solar panel and P...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:59:51 PST
DIY Helping Hands (used primarily when soldering) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Helping-Hands-used-primarily-when-soldering/
DIY Helping Hands (used primarily when soldering) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/KAO5/HRH0XNSX/FJ4KAO5HRH0XNSX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/KAO5/HRH0XNSX/FJ4KAO5HRH0XNSX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ4/KAO5/HRH0XNSX/FJ4KAO5HRH0XNSX.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-for-soldering/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:44:56 PST
Soldering Chasing EL Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Chasing-EL-Wire/
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:33:56 PST
old dvd / soldering station http://www.instructables.com/id/old-dvd-soldering-station/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:42:10 PST
Toast-R-Reflow: Yet another toaster reflow oven conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Toast-R-Reflow-Yet-another-toaster-reflow-oven-con/
Toast-R-Reflow: Yet another toaster reflow oven conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/LYA4/HPAOY8MJ/F3FLYA4HPAOY8MJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/LYA4/HPAOY8MJ/F3FLYA4HPAOY8MJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/LYA4/HPAOY8MJ/F3FLYA4HPAOY8MJ.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Surface-Mount-Soldering-102/
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:02:03 PST
Basic Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Soldering/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/UT3K/HRPSXP3K/FWUUT3KHRPSXP3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/UT3K/HRPSXP3K/FWUUT3KHRPSXP3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/UT3K/HRPSXP3K/FWUUT3KHRPSXP3K.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Soldering-Mobile-Workshop/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 06:53:51 PST
TWSU How to assemble your own video console DIY GAMER http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-assemble-your-DIY-GAMER/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/GY8Q/HOHYJ16Y/F01GY8QHOHYJ16Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/GY8Q/HOHYJ16Y/F01GY8QHOHYJ16Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/GY8Q/HOHYJ16Y/F01GY8QHOHYJ16Y.SMALL.jpg 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: www.technologywillsaveus.org E-mail us on: info@technologywillsaveus.org Tweet us: @techwillsaveus
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:00:14 PST
Trinity Assembly http://www.instructables.com/id/Trinity-Assembly/
Trinity Assembly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/S6RP/HME1QY6A/FH5S6RPHME1QY6A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/S6RP/HME1QY6A/FH5S6RPHME1QY6A.SQUARE.jpg http://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
Easy Aluminum Solder Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Aluminum-Solder-Mask/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/8IVI/HKZ9LKW4/F948IVIHKZ9LKW4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/8IVI/HKZ9LKW4/F948IVIHKZ9LKW4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/8IVI/HKZ9LKW4/F948IVIHKZ9LKW4.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Skillet-Surface-mount-Soldering/
Simple Skillet Surface-mount Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/GK73/HJFXHPG8/F3FGK73HJFXHPG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/GK73/HJFXHPG8/F3FGK73HJFXHPG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/GK73/HJFXHPG8/F3FGK73HJFXHPG8.SMALL.jpg 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. https://www.sparkfun.com/tu...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:53:31 PDT
Magnetic PCB Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-PCB-Holder/
Magnetic PCB Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/R2MI/HJ605CVY/FDUR2MIHJ605CVY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/R2MI/HJ605CVY/FDUR2MIHJ605CVY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/R2MI/HJ605CVY/FDUR2MIHJ605CVY.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-tin-holder/
K'nex tin holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/QDMS/HINNVBZ7/FPSQDMSHINNVBZ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/QDMS/HINNVBZ7/FPSQDMSHINNVBZ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/QDMS/HINNVBZ7/FPSQDMSHINNVBZ7.SMALL.jpg 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! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Soldering-Iron/
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Mon, 1 Jul 2013 16:56:03 PDT
Hot Plate Soldering Results http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate-Soldering-Results/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/B0OB/HHJOM7EA/FKTB0OBHHJOM7EA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/B0OB/HHJOM7EA/FKTB0OBHHJOM7EA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKT/B0OB/HHJOM7EA/FKTB0OBHHJOM7EA.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hands-from-Notebook-Cooler-Pad/
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Thu, 9 May 2013 04:16:54 PDT
Junk art that's not junk http://www.instructables.com/id/Junk-art-thats-not-junk/
Junk art that's not junk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/8RDV/HFPTGKR7/F2R8RDVHFPTGKR7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/8RDV/HFPTGKR7/F2R8RDVHFPTGKR7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2R/8RDV/HFPTGKR7/F2R8RDVHFPTGKR7.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Stand-2/
Soldering Iron Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/IOVQ/HF23QUBK/FA9IOVQHF23QUBK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/IOVQ/HF23QUBK/FA9IOVQHF23QUBK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA9/IOVQ/HF23QUBK/FA9IOVQHF23QUBK.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Exhaust-Fan/
Soldering Exhaust Fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/L816/HEI48H3K/FDFL816HEI48H3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/L816/HEI48H3K/FDFL816HEI48H3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDF/L816/HEI48H3K/FDFL816HEI48H3K.SMALL.jpg 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) http://www.instructables.com/id/Goose-neck-fume-extractor-from-old-USB-laptop-LED-/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/SFNJ/HEI4M5CW/FJKSFNJHEI4M5CW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/SFNJ/HEI4M5CW/FJKSFNJHEI4M5CW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/SFNJ/HEI4M5CW/FJKSFNJHEI4M5CW.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Breakout-for-Scavenged-Surface-Mount-IC/
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 14:52:04 PST
Soldering - a cheeky helping hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-a-cheeky-helping-hand/
Soldering - a cheeky helping hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/9793/HDOW3RPA/FXK9793HDOW3RPA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/9793/HDOW3RPA/FXK9793HDOW3RPA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXK/9793/HDOW3RPA/FXK9793HDOW3RPA.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-male-jumper-wires/
Make your own (male) jumper wires - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/NIB4/HCB8I9UG/FJVNIB4HCB8I9UG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/NIB4/HCB8I9UG/FJVNIB4HCB8I9UG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJV/NIB4/HCB8I9UG/FJVNIB4HCB8I9UG.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cheap-Soldering-Station/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/WXRR/HAQ3B5W9/F09WXRRHAQ3B5W9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/WXRR/HAQ3B5W9/F09WXRRHAQ3B5W9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F09/WXRR/HAQ3B5W9/F09WXRRHAQ3B5W9.SMALL.jpg 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. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-soldering-iron-with-a-6-volts-batter/
How to make a soldering iron with a 6 volts battery. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/6YRD/H8RVBC96/FYL6YRDH8RVBC96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/6YRD/H8RVBC96/FYL6YRDH8RVBC96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/6YRD/H8RVBC96/FYL6YRDH8RVBC96.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-soldering-iron-cleaning-box/
Simple soldering iron cleaning box - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/3MIA/H8CVHPC7/FPS3MIAH8CVHPC7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/3MIA/H8CVHPC7/FPS3MIAH8CVHPC7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPS/3MIA/H8CVHPC7/FPS3MIAH8CVHPC7.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Simple-Third-Hand-Tool-done-within-30mins/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/1ZSH/H7HY7OML/F271ZSHH7HY7OML.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/1ZSH/H7HY7OML/F271ZSHH7HY7OML.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/1ZSH/H7HY7OML/F271ZSHH7HY7OML.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Brass-to-Stainless-Steel-plus-How-To-Mak/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/BWZX/H7HY7KEU/F4IBWZXH7HY7KEU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/BWZX/H7HY7KEU/F4IBWZXH7HY7KEU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4I/BWZX/H7HY7KEU/F4IBWZXH7HY7KEU.SMALL.jpg 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? http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-a-new-soldering-tip-or-not/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/JO51/H5TUCR3H/FL6JO51H5TUCR3H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/JO51/H5TUCR3H/FL6JO51H5TUCR3H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL6/JO51/H5TUCR3H/FL6JO51H5TUCR3H.SMALL.jpg 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