Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering - wire http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 05:56:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Lego Solder Spool + Wick Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Solder-Spool-Wick-Holder/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/866S/H5IRVZXC/FZS866SH5IRVZXC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/866S/H5IRVZXC/FZS866SH5IRVZXC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZS/866S/H5IRVZXC/FZS866SH5IRVZXC.SMALL.jpg Radioactive_Legos Legos seem to solve most of life's problems.  My problem was keeping my solder spool and solder wick handy and neat, and Legos came to the rescue just as expected.  Using a plate for the base and building sides up, I built cross members to hold the solder spool and guide, and a wheel on an axle affi...
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Wed, 8 Aug 2012 17:35:01 PDT
Quick & Easy DIY Solder Pot http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Easy-DIY-Solder-Pot/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/A304/H461GY2E/FKRA304H461GY2E.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/A304/H461GY2E/FKRA304H461GY2E.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKR/A304/H461GY2E/FKRA304H461GY2E.SMALL.jpg 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
Easy to make wire holder for soldering wires together http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-to-make-wire-holder-for-soldering-wires-toget/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/G5ZR/H45WXGVB/F8MG5ZRH45WXGVB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/G5ZR/H45WXGVB/F8MG5ZRH45WXGVB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8M/G5ZR/H45WXGVB/F8MG5ZRH45WXGVB.SMALL.jpg Electro Modder Basically, I was having a lot of trouble with the simple task of soldering 2 wires together. It used to be a LOT harder than it seemed because you would need to hold the two wires in the right place, hold your iron in the right place, and feed solder onto the tip at the same time! So instead of grow...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:26:15 PDT
Hot glue Connections http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-glue-Connections/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/W8MP/H3XN360R/FQIW8MPH3XN360R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/W8MP/H3XN360R/FQIW8MPH3XN360R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQI/W8MP/H3XN360R/FQIW8MPH3XN360R.SMALL.jpg joshmt2012 I use hot glue to cover connections between 2 wires so that they are sealed and nothing can touch them, it is a cheap and fast way to protect you wire connections
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Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:31:42 PDT
How to strip short pieces of thin (0.7mm) PTFE (teflon) coated wire at both ends http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-strip-short-pieces-of-thin-07mm-PTFE-te/
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Tue, 8 May 2012 08:04:18 PDT
How To: Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Soldering/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:29:00 PDT
How to make jumper wires http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-jumper-wires/
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Wed, 7 Mar 2012 05:43:07 PST
Miniature Football Field Goal, Football, and Grass (Made out of Wire) http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-Football-Field-Goal-Football-and-Grass/
Miniature Football Field Goal, Football, and Grass (Made out of Wire) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/O510/GVOW51BN/FK7O510GVOW51BN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/O510/GVOW51BN/FK7O510GVOW51BN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK7/O510/GVOW51BN/FK7O510GVOW51BN.SMALL.jpg rageous I had some free time, so I decided to make a field goal, football, and some artificial grass. All this is done with wire. This is for the "Weekly Challenge: Wire" contest Items you will need - Soldering iron - Solder - Saftey glasses - 18 AWG wire or larger.... it needs to be uninsulated wire! - Ru...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 23:47:34 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
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
One hand Torch solder tinning (feild repair) http://www.instructables.com/id/One-hand-Torch-solder-tinning-feild-repair/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/77MJ/GMQ2LR5M/FKH77MJGMQ2LR5M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/77MJ/GMQ2LR5M/FKH77MJGMQ2LR5M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/77MJ/GMQ2LR5M/FKH77MJGMQ2LR5M.SMALL.jpg CTS-Chris showing how to tin wires in preparation for solder by " tinning" them with an open torch on a Field Repair.
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Thu, 21 Apr 2011 16:41:28 PDT
Circuit board Nameplate http://www.instructables.com/id/Circuit-board-Nameplate/
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Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:08:01 PST
Impromptu Third Hand for Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Impromptu-Third-Hand-for-Soldering/
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Thu, 2 Dec 2010 03:28:36 PST
How to get magnet wire http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-get-magnet-wire/
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Sat, 12 Sep 2009 07:20:25 PDT
Solderless wire fastening http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderless-wire-fastening/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/N6BF/FYIZH956/FIBN6BFFYIZH956.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/N6BF/FYIZH956/FIBN6BFFYIZH956.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/N6BF/FYIZH956/FIBN6BFFYIZH956.SMALL.jpg Goodhart This video shows how one can take 2 stranded wires, separating one into two sections, and braid them together for a very strong connection, in the event that no soldering equipment or power is available. It makes a great temporary connection, that can be soldered as is later on. This is a great wa...
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Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:15:59 PDT
Soldering iron tips from 6 AWG copper wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-iron-tips-from-6-AWG-copper-wire/
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Thu, 9 Jul 2009 13:10:33 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
Basic Circuit Bending http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Circuit-Bending/
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Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:47:13 PDT
Ultimate Soldering Station Platform http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Soldering-Station-Platform/
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Sat, 21 Jul 2007 00:54:09 PDT
Soldering 102: Soldering a jumper http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-102%3a-Soldering-a-jumper/
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Wed, 17 Jan 2007 14:15:27 PST
Homemade nearly-free Soldering Iron Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-nearly-free-Soldering-Iron-Stand/
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Fri, 4 Aug 2006 18:21:20 PDT
QuickMods - Soldering Arms http://www.instructables.com/id/QuickMods---Soldering-Arms/
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Fri, 28 Jul 2006 23:54:56 PDT