Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering http://www.instructables.com Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:36:06 PDT BLOX v1.01 Electromechanical Insect or Flapping Oscillator http://www.instructables.com/id/Electromechanical-Insect-or-Flapping-Oscillator/
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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:57:50 PDT
Rocket Kit - Beginner Solar Powered + LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Rocket-Kit-Beginner-Solar-Powered-LED/
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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:20:13 PDT
solder fume extractor my way http://www.instructables.com/id/solder-fume-extractor-my-way/
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Fri, 15 Aug 2014 15:45:52 PDT
Lego Octopus LED Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Lego-Octopus-LED-Light/
Lego Octopus LED Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FF2/T8UR/HYTNWV7X/FF2T8URHYTNWV7X.SMALL.gif Tater Zoid In this Instructable we will learn how to take an ordinary Lego octopus and make it awesome with glowing LED lights. This is a relatively easy project but a few tools are involved. We will be soldering and using a Dremel to carve the piece out and to create eye holes. I estimate that this project co...
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Thu, 14 Aug 2014 12:40:10 PDT
$15 Bluetooth with Python/Android http://www.instructables.com/id/15-RFDuino-Bluetooth-LE-with-Python-or-Android/
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Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:06:46 PDT
Soldering Iron Control Temp http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Control-Temp/
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 10:49:06 PDT
Ultimate desk management, with control pannel http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-desk-cable-management-with-control-center/
Ultimate desk management, with control pannel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/ONME/HY12ECAF/FYGONMEHY12ECAF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/ONME/HY12ECAF/FYGONMEHY12ECAF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYG/ONME/HY12ECAF/FYGONMEHY12ECAF.SMALL.jpg Saral Tayal As I have a keen interest in making, I have to have the tools to do so; such as hot glue gun, soldering iron, dremel (rotary-tool), an electronic sander, a diy desk light(insrtuctable here), and more. as you can imagine, some people will encounter the same problem as me, lots, and lots, of wires. Th...
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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:23:05 PDT
How to Run Sensor Cables Through USB Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Run-Sensor-Cables-Through-USB-Cables/
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:59:31 PDT
Dirt cheap ATtiny-85 Tv-B-Gone, plus arduino as isp http://www.instructables.com/id/Dirt-cheap-ATtiny-85-Tv-B-Gone-plus-arduino-as-isp/
Dirt cheap ATtiny-85 Tv-B-Gone, plus arduino as isp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/MFXR/HXVCDX3U/FS3MFXRHXVCDX3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/MFXR/HXVCDX3U/FS3MFXRHXVCDX3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS3/MFXR/HXVCDX3U/FS3MFXRHXVCDX3U.SMALL.jpg Saral Tayal The TV-B-Gone is a great little piece of engineering, and coding. Along with the appropriately named tiny, AT-Tiny, we can make an amazing universal tv remote which can turn of any TV. This was originally sold as a kit, but we are going to make it ourselves, using Mitch Altman's code. The total cost...
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Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:19:00 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
Soldering to Desoldering Station Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-to-Desoldering-Station-Hack/
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Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:27:49 PDT
Surface Mount Soldering (Pinoccio touch sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Surface-Mount-Soldering-Pinoccio-touch-sensor/
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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
Make A Soldering Fume Extractor. http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-Soldering-Fume-Extractor/
Make A Soldering Fume Extractor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/L05T/HX1WKTOO/FPPL05THX1WKTOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/L05T/HX1WKTOO/FPPL05THX1WKTOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FPP/L05T/HX1WKTOO/FPPL05THX1WKTOO.SMALL.jpg jhodso This instruct able will show you a simple and easy way of keeping your body safe from soldering fumes! Materials You will need:1 cardboard box (about double the size of your fan) ( width should be triple the width of your fan)1 case fan1 USB male header (with about a foot of cord)1 carbon filter...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:48:25 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
Solar Hexbug Nano http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Hexbug-Nano/
Solar Hexbug Nano - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/02L1/HWNU8NT3/FBB02L1HWNU8NT3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/02L1/HWNU8NT3/FBB02L1HWNU8NT3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/02L1/HWNU8NT3/FBB02L1HWNU8NT3.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean I used a solar cell from another vibrating solar powered bug which can easily be found on the internet and used it on a Hexbug Nano.It moves around as quick as when it was battery powered! Adding The Solar Cell Just solder the wires red to positive metal tab & black negative to the other metal ta...
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Sat, 21 Jun 2014 12:01:26 PDT
Solder Stencils on the Othermill http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Stencils-on-the-Othermill/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:08:31 PDT
Build AMAZING Headphones for $50! or LESS! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-AMAZING-Headphones-for-50-or-LESS/
Build AMAZING Headphones for $50! or LESS! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/LP8K/HWLD29P6/FIVLP8KHWLD29P6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/LP8K/HWLD29P6/FIVLP8KHWLD29P6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIV/LP8K/HWLD29P6/FIVLP8KHWLD29P6.SMALL.jpg bradlibs Either you despise them, or you love them! There's no argument that headphones are sweeping the nation, showing no promise of a lower price any time soon! FUDGE! So what is a college student to do? Settle for cheap cans? $50 dollars can buy you decent headphones, though why settle for less? When for...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 03:06:04 PDT
Voltage doubler for wind generators http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltage-doubler-for-wind-generators/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:43:32 PDT
Cheap USB Fume Extractor From Old PC Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-USB-Fume-Extractor-From-Old-PC-Parts/
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Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:20:19 PDT
Kitchen Led Bar lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-home-improvement-Led-lights/
Kitchen Led Bar lights - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/TOJM/HW4OG1VO/FJJTOJMHW4OG1VO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/TOJM/HW4OG1VO/FJJTOJMHW4OG1VO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/TOJM/HW4OG1VO/FJJTOJMHW4OG1VO.SMALL.jpg mkarvonen This is very cheap an easy project to do. It took me about 1 hr to install. The cost was around 22 euros. The view before installation I have just moved to a new house and while moving all the stuff to their own places i saw how miserable the kitchen looks. The space is small and the lightning is...
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Sun, 8 Jun 2014 14:04:03 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/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:40:39 PDT
Dark activated blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-activated-blinking-LED/
Dark activated blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU5/4XYE/HVR7VLPK/FU54XYEHVR7VLPK.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The Idea So far this has just been a project of mine to shrink down a 555 timer circuit as small as I can using micro electronics.It has later evolved into making the circuit dark activated, and now the idea is to use a UV LED in a solar jar & have a solar cell charge the battery during the day....
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Thu, 29 May 2014 05:03:37 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
Fractal Antennae http://www.instructables.com/id/Fractal-Antennae/
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Fri, 16 May 2014 14:21:22 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
Hacking the $ store lamp into a usb lamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Hacking-the-store-lamp-into-a-usb-lamp/
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Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:06:29 PDT
DIY tin blowing pen. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-tin-blowing-pen/
DIY tin blowing pen. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/OTS6/HUBWO2FR/F5OOTS6HUBWO2FR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/OTS6/HUBWO2FR/F5OOTS6HUBWO2FR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5O/OTS6/HUBWO2FR/F5OOTS6HUBWO2FR.SMALL.jpg Victor8o5 Sometimes desoldering electronic components with more than two or three legs can be a pain, specially without the right tools, that's why I made this MacGyver style "pen" that blows a high pressure blast of air to the hot tin, making it disappear from the leads of the component. It works as a spud ...
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:40:51 PDT
Make An Ultimate Helping Hand Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-Ultimate-Helping-Hand-Jig/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:56:52 PDT
how to fix a broken ds lite http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-fix-a-broken-ds-lite/
how to fix a broken ds lite - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/I2G8/HTVMQ90D/FYBI2G8HTVMQ90D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/I2G8/HTVMQ90D/FYBI2G8HTVMQ90D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYB/I2G8/HTVMQ90D/FYBI2G8HTVMQ90D.SMALL.jpg tjones74 I run a used video game shop with my uncle so we get in lots of broken systems. so today im going to show you how to fix multiple problems with a ds lite. system will not turn on this is mostly caused by a bad fuse i will show you how to replace the fuse. system will not read games this ...
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:40:10 PDT
My portable workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/My-portable-workstation/
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By: fiero79

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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:16:19 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
Replacing Buttons on a Game System or Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Buttons-on-a-Game-System-or-Controller/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/4C6R/HT3E0DJ5/F6N4C6RHT3E0DJ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/4C6R/HT3E0DJ5/F6N4C6RHT3E0DJ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/4C6R/HT3E0DJ5/F6N4C6RHT3E0DJ5.SMALL.jpg FossilFolk In this video, I replaced some poorly designed soft contact style buttons with hard tactile button on the directional pad of a Sudoku game system. This process will also work for TV or other remote controllers, video game controllers (especially older ones), or any other device with the soft style b...
By: FossilFolk

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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:58:32 PDT
PORTABLE MINI LAB IN A BACKPACK http://www.instructables.com/id/PORTABLE-MINI-LAB-IN-A-BACKPACK/
PORTABLE MINI LAB IN A BACKPACK - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/TZCS/HSTP18ZS/FK2TZCSHSTP18ZS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/TZCS/HSTP18ZS/FK2TZCSHSTP18ZS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK2/TZCS/HSTP18ZS/FK2TZCSHSTP18ZS.SMALL.jpg deba168 I am a village boy,working as an Engineer outside of my own state.Every year I slip to my home twice or thrice,away from hassle and bustle of the city life so that i can relax and enjoy in the natural beauty of my village and father's farm.During my stay I get lot of free time and use it by playin...
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 02:16:20 PDT
Plastic Jug Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Jug-Filter/
Plastic Jug Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/3XTK/HSRZJ7VQ/F8L3XTKHSRZJ7VQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/3XTK/HSRZJ7VQ/F8L3XTKHSRZJ7VQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/3XTK/HSRZJ7VQ/F8L3XTKHSRZJ7VQ.SMALL.jpg vreinkymov This instructable shows how to turn an HDPE plastic jug into a filter. This can be used to filter particulates from a chemical experiment for instance. Form the Funnel The top of the jug becomes the funnel: Use something to support a permanent marker. Keep the marker stationary and rotat...
By: vreinkymov

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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:03:47 PDT
Temporary Soldering Workaround http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Alternative/
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By: RedKingTinkerer

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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:07:48 PDT
Soldering fume extractor arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-fume-extractor-arm/
Soldering fume extractor arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/J0H2/HSE94F53/FG9J0H2HSE94F53.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/J0H2/HSE94F53/FG9J0H2HSE94F53.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/J0H2/HSE94F53/FG9J0H2HSE94F53.SMALL.jpg 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
Grandfather Clock Media Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Grandfather-Clock-Media-Center/
Grandfather Clock Media Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/15OM/HS80FUPJ/FI915OMHS80FUPJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/15OM/HS80FUPJ/FI915OMHS80FUPJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI9/15OM/HS80FUPJ/FI915OMHS80FUPJ.SMALL.jpg kensagen I acquired a full size grandfather clock with the intent of building a media server. Being a Whovian and considering it was going to be a headless personal cloud server; I named it Gallifrey. The disk storage itself is labeled Nebula. After considering Linux and various MS Server products I sett...
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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:00:21 PST
How to make a Molex Power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Molex-Power-supply/
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By: snapaul

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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 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: www.solarcyclepower.com Have you ever wanted to solder outside on a nice sunny d...
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:59:51 PST
Simple tilt switch LED project http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-tilt-switch-LED-project/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:41:42 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
RGB Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Lantern/
RGB Lantern - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/ZZ82/HR0AXDYZ/FDJZZ82HR0AXDYZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/ZZ82/HR0AXDYZ/FDJZZ82HR0AXDYZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDJ/ZZ82/HR0AXDYZ/FDJZZ82HR0AXDYZ.SMALL.jpg sammydogjj A quick, easy, and fun color changing with multiple modes RGB lantern. Gather Materials -9v battery clip-Resistor for your RGB led-RGB led (mine had 3 prongs)-Momentary switch-Housing (I used a mason jar and it looks nice) Wiring Diagram And Schematic null Begin Assembly -Make a hole for y...
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 05:54:36 PST
"Third Hand" for soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-for-soldering/
"Third Hand" for soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/HR2L/HQVPZSDA/FOEHR2LHQVPZSDA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/HR2L/HQVPZSDA/FOEHR2LHQVPZSDA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/HR2L/HQVPZSDA/FOEHR2LHQVPZSDA.SMALL.jpg 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 http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Chasing-EL-Wire/
Soldering Chasing EL Wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/XBWN/HQQLNT5F/FVBXBWNHQQLNT5F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/XBWN/HQQLNT5F/FVBXBWNHQQLNT5F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVB/XBWN/HQQLNT5F/FVBXBWNHQQLNT5F.SMALL.jpg 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
Salvaging/Repairing electronics w/ reflow station http://www.instructables.com/id/SalvagingRepairing-electronics-w-reflow-station/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/0XJP/HQQLLEEO/FS10XJPHQQLLEEO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/0XJP/HQQLLEEO/FS10XJPHQQLLEEO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/0XJP/HQQLLEEO/FS10XJPHQQLLEEO.SMALL.jpg mjcervantez I made this tutorial at TechShop in Chandler.  To find out more information about TechShop check out their website at www.techshop.ws.   *Disclaimer this is the minimum you will need to repair/reclaim electronic components.  Since this is the minimum you still run the possibility of heating the com...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:11:03 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