Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering http://www.instructables.com Wed, 27 May 2015 15:36:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 Free-form Soldering LED Tree http://www.instructables.com/id/Free-form-Soldering-LED-Tree/
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Wed, 27 May 2015 11:53:44 PDT
3ème Main avec ventilateur http://www.instructables.com/id/3ème-main-avec-ventilateur/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 12:18:01 PDT
Soldering LED Strips to Make Shapes http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-LED-Strips-to-Make-Shapes/
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Fri, 22 May 2015 11:30:23 PDT
Building your own bare-bones computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-your-own-bare-bones-computer/
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Wed, 20 May 2015 16:08:20 PDT
Soldering for Beginners http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-for-Beginners/
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Mon, 18 May 2015 23:33:27 PDT
Boolean Testing Unit (B.T.U.) with Voltage Regulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Boolean-Testing-Unit-BTU-with-Voltage-Regulator/
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Fri, 15 May 2015 14:30:16 PDT
SIMPLE z80 computer http://www.instructables.com/id/SIMPLE-z80-computer/
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Thu, 14 May 2015 18:44:41 PDT
Yet another tutorial on how to solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-tutorial-on-how-to-solder/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 08:08:06 PDT
Crab Controller & Crab Simulator http://www.instructables.com/id/Crab-Controller-Crab-Simulator/
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Fri, 8 May 2015 14:57:01 PDT
PCB Holder with helping hand http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Holder-with-helping-hand/
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Mon, 4 May 2015 01:47:06 PDT
Solder Fume Vent From An Old PSU http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Fume-Vent-From-An-Old-PSU/
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Sat, 2 May 2015 03:38:14 PDT
Cable extensions http://www.instructables.com/id/Cable-extensions/
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Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:41:57 PDT
USB Hybrid Mouse & Flashdrive http://www.instructables.com/id/USB-Hybrid-Mouse-Flashdrive/
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Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:15:26 PDT
Variable ATX bench powersupply - FabLab edition http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-ATX-bench-powersupply-FabLab-edition/
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Mon, 13 Apr 2015 05:34:28 PDT
Foam RC Plane Building Guide http://www.instructables.com/id/Foam-RC-Plane-Building-Guide/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 20:27:33 PDT
Binocular Robot Head a Stereoscope Camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Binocular-Robot-Head-a-Stereoscope-Camera/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 19:13:58 PDT
Haptic Distance Sensor http://www.instructables.com/id/Haptic-Distance-Sensor/
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Thu, 9 Apr 2015 13:07:46 PDT
Game Boy Tutorial: Repair Dead Vertical Lines http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-Boy-Tutorial-Repair-Dead-Vertical-Lines/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 16:57:33 PDT
Adding an external antenna to the Arachnio http://www.instructables.com/id/Adding-an-external-antenna-to-the-Arachnio/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 16:53:32 PDT
Simple Electric Circuit http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Electric-Circuit/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 20:18:26 PDT
Alarm Clock with Infrared and Bluetooth Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/Alarm-Clock-with-Infrared-and-Bluetooth-Speakers/
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 12:17:44 PDT
SMD Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/SMD-Holder/
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 15:48:56 PDT
Raspberry PI I/O Breakout cable and plugboard adaptor http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-PI-IO-Breakout-cable-and-plugboard-adapt/
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Fri, 3 Apr 2015 06:12:30 PDT
Adafruit Bone Conduction Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-Bone-Conduction-Speaker/
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Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:15:33 PDT
DIY Mini AMPLFY Bluetooth, SolarPowered, Iphone Charging Speakers! http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-AMPLFY-Bluetooth-SolarPowered-Iphone-Char/
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:12:31 PDT
Speech Interruptor/Jammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Speech-InterruptorJammer/
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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 19:04:05 PDT
Hot Plate Soldering using Low Temperature Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate-Soldering-using-Low-Temperature-Solder/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:17:53 PDT
MCP3008 Raspberry Pi Breakout hat http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Analog-to-Digital-Conversion-Breakout/
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Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:43:06 PDT
Make an Arduino voltmeter http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-an-Arduino-voltmeter/
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Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:44:58 PDT
DIY micro USB to lightning cable adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-micro-USB-to-lightning-cable-adapter/
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Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:39:42 PDT
The poor man's soldering iron http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Poor-Mans-soldering-iron/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:25:56 PDT
Toy Hacking http://www.instructables.com/id/Toy-Hacking-whats-it-all-about/
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By: Nestworks

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Sat, 7 Mar 2015 00:53:28 PST
Solve soldering iron black tip http://www.instructables.com/id/Solve-soldering-iron-black-tip/
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By: alx741

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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:23:48 PST
Repair Broken Sennheiser Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Broken-Sennheiser-Headphones/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:40:10 PST
Aligator clip connector for MakeyMakey http://www.instructables.com/id/Aligator-clip-connector-for-MakeyMakey/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:53:27 PST
Lead-Free Soldering with a 2 in 1 Hot Air Iron Solder Station http://www.instructables.com/id/2-in-1-Hot-Air-Iron-Solder-Station-Review/
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By: Solarcycle

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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:48:23 PST
How to Solder Without Electricity (or a Soldering Iron) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Without-Electricity-or-a-Soldering-I/
How to Solder Without Electricity (or a Soldering Iron) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/YODX/I6H7EWMH/FTIYODXI6H7EWMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/YODX/I6H7EWMH/FTIYODXI6H7EWMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/YODX/I6H7EWMH/FTIYODXI6H7EWMH.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Soldering is a valuable skill. There are a lot of situations where the ability to repair or modify electronics can really save the day. But most people don't carry a soldering iron around with them. And even if you did have a soldering iron, there is a good chance that you might not have access to e...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:26 PST
DIY Very Cheap Arduino 4-pin connector http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Very-Cheap-Arduino-4-pin-connector/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:10:46 PST
How to use and join EL wire http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-use-and-join-EL-wire/
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Wed, 18 Feb 2015 02:08:34 PST
Solar Arc Reactor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Arc-Reactor/
Solar Arc Reactor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZK/FWSS/I7N634QT/FZKFWSSI7N634QT.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The idea of Iron Man's infinite power Arc Reactor is awe-inspiring and led me to create the next best thing..a solar Arc Reactor night light! How it works The solar cell charges a lithium ion battery during the day and at night the LED Arc Reactor style ring switches on.The circuit uses a LDR esp...
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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 10:49:56 PST
Reuseing that PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuseing-that-PCB/
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Thu, 12 Feb 2015 15:16:19 PST
Soldering station made by myself on the basis of Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-station-made-by-myself-on-the-basis-of-A/
Soldering station made by myself on the basis of Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/2LFT/I6003FHJ/FGQ2LFTI6003FHJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/2LFT/I6003FHJ/FGQ2LFTI6003FHJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGQ/2LFT/I6003FHJ/FGQ2LFTI6003FHJ.SMALL.jpg AlexL7 hello! Once I spoke about the soldering station on the Arduino and immediately overwhelmed me questions (how? / Where? / When?). Given the mass of requests, I decided to write a review of simple soldering station (soldering iron only) based on Arduino. Why Arduino? After all, there are a lot of cont...
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Wed, 11 Feb 2015 14:27:43 PST
Micro 555 BEAM robot http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-555-BEAM-robot/
Micro 555 BEAM robot - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJG/H6YZ/I6004GMO/FJGH6YZI6004GMO.SMALL.jpg BlondeJamesDean The B.E.A.M robot concept was coined by Mark Tilden which inspired me to build this robot.This robot is based on a circuit design created by Manfred Schaffran.I've simply shrunk it down as small as I can to create this little B.E.A.M robot.It's self sufficient and light seeking, so it can be left to...
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Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:07:28 PST
Remote controlled relay http://www.instructables.com/id/Remote-controlled-relay/
Remote controlled relay - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F27/CZ3H/I5S2E8SH/F27CZ3HI5S2E8SH.SMALL.jpg ibenkos In this project I am going to show you how to make an cheap remote controlled relay with an transmitter and receiver. This wireless relay can be used on anything and you can prank your friends by connecting it to an lamp and scare them ;) Parts and tools Here are the parts I used for this projec...
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Thu, 5 Feb 2015 11:10:12 PST
Non Soldering Solar Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/Non-Soldering-Solar-Lantern/
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By: JoshuaZimmerman

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Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:42:10 PST
Safety Before Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Safety-Before-Soldering/
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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:30:35 PST
Soldering the 3.3v regulator to the Switcheroo http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-the-33v-regulator-to-the-Switcheroo/
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:31:24 PST
From spoon to broadhead http://www.instructables.com/id/From-spoon-to-broadhead/
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Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:01:45 PST
0.5mm Precision Solder Pencil... or Got Lead? http://www.instructables.com/id/05mm-Precision-Solder-Dispenser-or-Solder-Doodling/
0.5mm Precision Solder Pencil... or Got Lead? - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/GY3E/I55MXDZ3/F5YGY3EI55MXDZ3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/GY3E/I55MXDZ3/F5YGY3EI55MXDZ3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5Y/GY3E/I55MXDZ3/F5YGY3EI55MXDZ3.SMALL.jpg MoTinkerGNome Good afternoon all Makers, Tinkers, and Hackers. This is going to be a quick little tip to help you out with thin gauge solder. I like thin solder as it is easier to work with, but alas I have been given large hands. So I was thinking up a solution to keep solder close to my work piece, with a ...
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Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:48:55 PST
Dead Bug Prototyping and Freeform Electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/Dead-Bug-Prototyping-and-Freeform-Electronics/
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:23:15 PST