Instructables: exploring - technology - tools - battery http://www.instructables.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 01:33:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 Custom Thermoplastic Battery Holder. http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-Thermoplastic-Battery-Holder/
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Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:50:23 PDT
Put Your Batteries On the Outside http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-Your-Batteries-On-the-Outside/
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Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:31:11 PST
Upgrade a 4.8v Dremel to 6v for more speed and power. http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-a-48v-Dremel-to-6v-for-more-speed-and-pow/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/9X2Z/H0OJ0UVU/FKH9X2ZH0OJ0UVU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/9X2Z/H0OJ0UVU/FKH9X2ZH0OJ0UVU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKH/9X2Z/H0OJ0UVU/FKH9X2ZH0OJ0UVU.SMALL.jpg carpespasm Where I work we often have need for a dremel tool, and the one we have at our store has always been pretty weak. Rebuilding it's battery (which is made of 4 NiMH AA cells did help some but it was still really weak when you went into anything strong. I was going to hook up a similar battery while cha...
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:59:45 PDT
Battery Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Switch/
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Tue, 31 May 2011 20:16:02 PDT
Footpedal Speedcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Footoperated-speedcontroller-for-handtools/
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Wed, 30 Jun 2010 08:29:32 PDT
Yet another continuity tester http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-continuity-tester/
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Thu, 4 Mar 2010 12:02:32 PST
Spanner Wrench for a Watch Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Spanner-Wrench-for-a-Watch-Case/
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Mon, 5 Oct 2009 09:16:37 PDT
Battery Powered Portable VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Battery-Powered-Portable-VU-Meter/
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Sat, 30 Jun 2007 03:22:26 PDT