Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering http://www.instructables.com Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:01:37 PDT BLOX v1.01 Simple and Fun Proximity Alarm http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-Fun-Proximity-Alarm/
Simple and Fun Proximity Alarm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/4WL2/IR6IMTVI/FII4WL2IR6IMTVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/4WL2/IR6IMTVI/FII4WL2IR6IMTVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FII/4WL2/IR6IMTVI/FII4WL2IR6IMTVI.SMALL.jpg Lucas Reed Do you have a pesky sibling or pet that sneaks up on you? Are cars always in your blind spot? Create a proximity alarm that alerts you to approaching objects. This simple guide will teach you how to create a proximity alarm that will light up and make noise when something approaches. An ultrasonic r...
By: Lucas Reed

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Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:50:54 PDT
Simple Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Fume-Extractor/
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Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:13:46 PDT
Super Power Soldering Gun for Continuous Use! Fix Overheating http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Overheating-Soldering-Gun-for-Continuous-Use/
Super Power Soldering Gun for Continuous Use! Fix Overheating - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/8I3Q/IQYSXSQP/FZZ8I3QIQYSXSQP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/8I3Q/IQYSXSQP/FZZ8I3QIQYSXSQP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZZ/8I3Q/IQYSXSQP/FZZ8I3QIQYSXSQP.SMALL.jpg chrisayad These soldering guns they are great but they can overheat.The label says "1 minute usage time" and "4 minutes for cooling".So if you want to put a normal computer fan go ahead, very easy to do, and you can use masking tape and be done in 4 minutes. It was not enough for me, so I put a high speed fan...
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Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:17:11 PDT
Make your own development board with microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Microcontroller/
Make your own development board with microcontroller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/FXVO/IQXDWW81/FWQFXVOIQXDWW81.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/FXVO/IQXDWW81/FWQFXVOIQXDWW81.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWQ/FXVO/IQXDWW81/FWQFXVOIQXDWW81.SMALL.jpg iwoox Did you ever want to make your own development board with microcontroller and you didn´t know how .In this instructable I will show you how to make it.All you need is knowledge in electronics, designing circuits and programming.If you have any questions or problems you can contact me on my mail:iwx....
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Fri, 22 Jul 2016 06:35:57 PDT
SOLDERING HELPING HANDS http://www.instructables.com/id/SOLDERING-HELPING-HANDS/
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Mon, 18 Jul 2016 01:50:38 PDT
How to Cut PERFBOARD http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Cut-PERFBOARD/
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Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:12:52 PDT
Simple Soldering /helping Hands Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Soldering-helping-Hands-Station/
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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:00:24 PDT
Upgraded Helping Hands http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgraded-Helping-Hands/
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Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:34:40 PDT
DIY Conductive Ink / Paint for Cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Conductive-Ink-Paint-for-Cheap/
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Tue, 12 Jul 2016 08:30:12 PDT
How to Use a (Simple) Oscilloscope! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Use-a-Simple-Oscilloscope/
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Fri, 8 Jul 2016 09:01:09 PDT
SMD Pick and Place Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/SMD-Pick-and-Place-Pen/
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Thu, 7 Jul 2016 15:35:43 PDT
SMART LED FLASHLIGHT - a tiny personal emergency Light sensing LED flashlight, made from available components and very simple for replicate itself in 20 minutes. http://www.instructables.com/id/SMART-LED-FLASHLIGHT-a-Tiny-Personal-Emergency-Lig/
SMART LED FLASHLIGHT - a tiny personal emergency Light sensing LED flashlight, made from available components and very simple for replicate itself in 20 minutes. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/2D52/IQ8SCZH4/F2X2D52IQ8SCZH4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/2D52/IQ8SCZH4/F2X2D52IQ8SCZH4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2X/2D52/IQ8SCZH4/F2X2D52IQ8SCZH4.SMALL.jpg Vitaliy_M How it works:The flashlight turns on automatic for 60 seconds when it senses that the room is dark enough.To turn on manual light for additional 60 seconds you need to push the RST button.The Light sensing LED Flashlight is invaluable for emergencies such as power failures or blackouts. ‚ÄčThe Flash...
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Tue, 5 Jul 2016 22:34:21 PDT
Simple Inverter. 12v DC to 220v AC. http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Inverter-12v-DC-to-220v-AC/
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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:22:04 PDT
Madamp G3 Blues Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Madamp-G3-Blues-Kit/
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:53:35 PDT
Moody Sounds Fuzz pedal Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Moody-Sounds-Fuzz-Pedal/
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 13:17:24 PDT
BYOC Overdrive II Kit http://www.instructables.com/id/BYOC-Overdrive-II/
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Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:01:31 PDT
DIY simple solder paste micro-dot dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Simple-Solder-Paste-Micro-dot-Dispenser/
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Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:12:32 PDT
Robot Dog http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-Dog/
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Tue, 21 Jun 2016 22:08:17 PDT
The Beginner's Guide to Soldering: LED Box http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Intro-to-Soldering-LED-Box/
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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:43:36 PDT
DIY 1GHz* Active Probe For Under 20$** http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-1GHz-Active-Probe-for-Under-20/
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Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:39:12 PDT
The Engineering Crash Course (for Makers) http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Engineering-Crash-Course-for-Makers/
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Wed, 15 Jun 2016 16:56:53 PDT
#7 USB Powerbank Special - DIY Kit With 18650 Li-ion Batteries Part 2 http://www.instructables.com/id/7-USB-Powerbank-Special-DIY-Kit-With-18650-Li-ion-/
#7 USB Powerbank Special - DIY Kit With 18650 Li-ion Batteries Part 2 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/CWJH/IPE6HGP2/FJ2CWJHIPE6HGP2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/CWJH/IPE6HGP2/FJ2CWJHIPE6HGP2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJ2/CWJH/IPE6HGP2/FJ2CWJHIPE6HGP2.SMALL.jpg Ralph S Bacon The previous Instructable (#6 Part 1) described amongst other items this kit which I'm going to put together in this video.The course of true love ne'er did run smooth, says Shakespeare and if Arduino-based electronics is my love then it doesn't always run smooth either! Say What? Let's just say tha...
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Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:24:08 PDT
USB Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Fan-5/
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Thu, 9 Jun 2016 21:12:47 PDT
MacaronKit: USB-Powered Mono Audio Amplifier http://www.instructables.com/id/MacaronKit-USB-Powered-Mono-Audio-Amplifier/
MacaronKit: USB-Powered Mono Audio Amplifier - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/P142/IP45KPUK/F9OP142IP45KPUK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/P142/IP45KPUK/F9OP142IP45KPUK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9O/P142/IP45KPUK/F9OP142IP45KPUK.SMALL.jpg oschneid In this Instructable, you'll make a USB-powered amplifier for an audio speaker. This is designed to work with haptic feedback for online tools like Macaron (http://hapticdesign.github.io/macaron) and VibViz (http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~seifi/VibViz/main.html), but you can use it with any type of speaker y...
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Tue, 7 Jun 2016 10:41:55 PDT
DIY PVC Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PVC-Solder-Fume-Extractor/
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Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:42:09 PDT
Shark Fan (Solder Smoke Filter) http://www.instructables.com/id/Shark-Fan-Solder-Smoke-Filter/
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 21:28:43 PDT
Polarity-Reversing Cable for DC Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Polarity-Reversing-DC-Extension-Cord/
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Sun, 5 Jun 2016 20:40:38 PDT
How to make an led pulse circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-an-Led-Pulse-Circuit/
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Mon, 30 May 2016 22:43:13 PDT
Magnetic connectors for batteries http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Connectors-for-Batteries/
Magnetic connectors for batteries - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/OFOQ/IOOD5YBM/F2VOFOQIOOD5YBM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/OFOQ/IOOD5YBM/F2VOFOQIOOD5YBM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/OFOQ/IOOD5YBM/F2VOFOQIOOD5YBM.SMALL.jpg Matlek Hi everyone,Here is a small tutorial about useful and easy to make battery connectors. I recently started to use 18650 cells batteries from old laptops, and I wanted a quick and easy way to connect them. Connectors using magnets were the best option, but I had to figure out how to use them correctly...
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Thu, 26 May 2016 12:40:55 PDT
Piezoelectric Shoes: Charge Your Mobile Device By Walking! http://www.instructables.com/id/Piezoelectric-Shoes-Charge-Your-Mobile-Device-by-W/
Piezoelectric Shoes: Charge Your Mobile Device By Walking! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/OENT/IOLU84J4/FOEOENTIOLU84J4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/OENT/IOLU84J4/FOEOENTIOLU84J4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/OENT/IOLU84J4/FOEOENTIOLU84J4.SMALL.jpg Abel Haynes NOTE: This is my first instructable!Have you ever had that moment when you had a very important text to send, but before you could finish sending it, your phone died? Pretty much any person with a mobile phone/device has experienced that frustrating moment when a device fails to complete its task du...
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Wed, 25 May 2016 07:41:20 PDT
Practical Circuit Construction with Strip Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Practical-Circuit-Construction-With-Strip-Board/
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Tue, 24 May 2016 00:46:58 PDT
How to Make a Cardboard Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Cardboard-Solder-Fume-Extractor/
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Mon, 23 May 2016 12:47:52 PDT
Low Voltage DC Power Distribution and Measurement Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Low-Voltage-DC-Power-Distribution-and-Measurement-/
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Mon, 23 May 2016 12:30:50 PDT
Simple steam engine http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Steam-Engine-1/
Simple steam engine - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/4S46/IOCE7WQL/FQD4S46IOCE7WQL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/4S46/IOCE7WQL/FQD4S46IOCE7WQL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQD/4S46/IOCE7WQL/FQD4S46IOCE7WQL.SMALL.jpg skoov In this instruction, I will explain to you how to creat simple steam engine. Valve gear At first, you need to make valve gear. I made it out of wood but it should be enough heavy. Valve gear Flywheel's diameter should be same to lenght of a piston in engine. Valve gear Last part of valve ge...
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Wed, 18 May 2016 12:00:37 PDT
SMT Reflow soldering using Kapton Sheet Solder Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/SMT-Reflow-Soldering-Using-Kapton-Sheet-Solder-Ste/
SMT Reflow soldering using Kapton Sheet Solder Stencil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/U2XS/IOABQVDU/FO7U2XSIOABQVDU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/U2XS/IOABQVDU/FO7U2XSIOABQVDU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO7/U2XS/IOABQVDU/FO7U2XSIOABQVDU.SMALL.jpg daverowntree I run a small Electronics design and retail company. I specialise in producing working prototypes from a concept, handling all aspects of schematic design, PCB layout, manufacturing the prototype and writing any micro-controller firmware. I hope people who read these guides will feel inspired to try...
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Tue, 17 May 2016 06:27:37 PDT
Micro Light Detecting Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-Light-Detecting-Circuit/
Micro Light Detecting Circuit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Z7B0/IO6DS8MW/FEAZ7B0IO6DS8MW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Z7B0/IO6DS8MW/FEAZ7B0IO6DS8MW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEA/Z7B0/IO6DS8MW/FEAZ7B0IO6DS8MW.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean This little circuit measures 10mm x 10mm and is probably one of the smallest and most basic light detecting circuits around.You can use the circuit to detect light levels and for example activate a LED to switch on when it gets dark! Parts List SolderSoldering IronFluxBlank PCB board270k 0603 res...
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Sat, 14 May 2016 00:54:00 PDT
Spy Garage Opener http://www.instructables.com/id/Spy-Garage-Opener/
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Fri, 13 May 2016 09:45:20 PDT
The Musixel BoomBox http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Musixel-BoomBox/
The Musixel BoomBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/OJ33/INT6D9EJ/FOBOJ33INT6D9EJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/OJ33/INT6D9EJ/FOBOJ33INT6D9EJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOB/OJ33/INT6D9EJ/FOBOJ33INT6D9EJ.SMALL.jpg andy.spikenzielabs The Musixel is a board designed to interpret the frequencies in music or sounds and generate a light-show on up to 64 addressable LEDs. The Musixel has a few modes built-in, one of them is a 'Graphic Equalizer' styled visualizer that is more than just a little cool. In this project it runs an 8x8 ma...
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Wed, 4 May 2016 14:47:42 PDT
Small footprint Arduino Nano with USB charging circuit (Li Ion or LIPO) that can turn itself off (soft latch power) http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-Format-Arduino-Nano-With-USB-Charging-Circui/
Small footprint Arduino Nano with USB charging circuit (Li Ion or LIPO) that can turn itself off (soft latch power) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/NBOA/INI7SVDW/FR2NBOAINI7SVDW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/NBOA/INI7SVDW/FR2NBOAINI7SVDW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FR2/NBOA/INI7SVDW/FR2NBOAINI7SVDW.SMALL.jpg gmhoovler When I started my first Arduino project, I realized that I needed to use a small-format Arduino so that I could enclose it in my device. Being new to Arduino, I didn't realize all the challenges that I would have with battery management!After weeks of trial-and-error, reading a number of 'Ibles and ...
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:53:35 PDT
Learning To Solder 101 http://www.instructables.com/id/Learning-to-Solder-101/
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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:51:37 PDT
Fixing TopRaySolar TPS-218, Portable Solar Panel http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-TopRaySolar-TPS-218-Portable-Solar-Panel/
Fixing TopRaySolar TPS-218, Portable Solar Panel - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/T1XQ/IN70UN3R/FTIT1XQIN70UN3R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/T1XQ/IN70UN3R/FTIT1XQIN70UN3R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/T1XQ/IN70UN3R/FTIT1XQIN70UN3R.SMALL.jpg MishaAustralia Bought it at auction. When checked it was dead. And when pulled apart, became obvious why.. :-) The switch, wiring and diod got affected. Water entry points Water got inside through holes of the hinge, of back support leg and went under the solar panel glass. Soldering new switch Using 2 p...
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:05:17 PDT
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-GLOWING-BUBBLE-LIGHT-How-to-Make-Your-Own-Futu/
DIY GLOWING BUBBLE LIGHT - How to Make your own Futuristic Desk Light! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYM/3QAE/IN3EIPBW/FYM3QAEIN3EIPBW.SMALL.jpg austiwawa PLEASE VOTE FOR ME in the "Make it Move Contest!" Feel free to click "Vote!" in the top right corner if you enjoyed this Instructable!In this video, we will be building a one of a kind futuristic desk light. Not only is this light unique and cool to look at, but the air bubbles make quite a relaxing...
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Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:47:00 PDT
Strong Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Strong-Soldering/
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Fri, 15 Apr 2016 10:18:49 PDT
Swarm Bots: Assembly and Co-operative Transport http://www.instructables.com/id/Swarm-Bots-Assembly-and-Co-operative-Transport/
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By: Engg_suraj

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Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:17:44 PDT
Soldering Iron Stand made from U-pins http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Stand-Made-From-U-pins/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:39:48 PDT
C51 4-Bit Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/C51-4-Bit-Clock/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:04:47 PDT
How To Make Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Soldering-Station/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:25:36 PDT
How to make your own Quadcopter Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-18650-RC-Battery/
How to make your own Quadcopter Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/ZD5L/IMS0WY1X/FC8ZD5LIMS0WY1X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/ZD5L/IMS0WY1X/FC8ZD5LIMS0WY1X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC8/ZD5L/IMS0WY1X/FC8ZD5LIMS0WY1X.SMALL.jpg gavinkeeley Instead of using LiPo batteries for my quadcopter i decided to try using Samsung 18650's. The battery performs well and has never got too hot. The battery will provide a constant current of 22Amps and a burst current of 35Amps. Here are step by step instructions how to make your own! Get the good...
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Sat, 9 Apr 2016 01:06:12 PDT
Manual Pick and Place Machine for SMD Components http://www.instructables.com/id/Manual-Pick-and-Place-Machine-for-SMD-Components/
Manual Pick and Place Machine for SMD Components - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/JDAJ/IMHYQL7K/F6PJDAJIMHYQL7K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/JDAJ/IMHYQL7K/F6PJDAJIMHYQL7K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6P/JDAJ/IMHYQL7K/F6PJDAJIMHYQL7K.SMALL.jpg vstrulev INTRO:Good times dear fellow makers. In this instructable I want to share another, as we think, useful project, my son and me, did in order to simplify and speed up our printed circuit board (PCB) assembly. For our hobby/small business we do some and sometimes a lot device prototypes. Those PCB prot...
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Sat, 2 Apr 2016 05:39:33 PDT
An Echo Device using the C.H.I.P. $9 Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/An-Echo-Device-Using-the-CHIP-9-Computer/
An Echo Device using the C.H.I.P. $9 Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/XM3O/IMGLLA4J/FX9XM3OIMGLLA4J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/XM3O/IMGLLA4J/FX9XM3OIMGLLA4J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX9/XM3O/IMGLLA4J/FX9XM3OIMGLLA4J.SMALL.jpg al-j These are instructions for building a box enclosure from a set of old USB speakers that will implement an Amazon Alexa Echo device using the C.H.I.P. $9 computer from Next Thing Co. (http://www.getchip.com/).So what's an "Echo" device? An Amazon Echo is a wireless voice command product sold by Amaz...
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Fri, 1 Apr 2016 10:06:26 PDT