Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering http://www.instructables.com Sat, 28 May 2016 11:31:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 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 microcontroller 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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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
DIY 18650 RC Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-18650-RC-Battery/
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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/
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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
Breadboard Power Distribution Wires http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Power-Distribution-Wires/
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Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:57:49 PDT
How to recover components from old or broken electronics without a soldering iron! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Recover-Components-From-Old-or-Broken-Elect/
How to recover components from old or broken electronics without a soldering iron! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/ZEGF/IM28WQN3/F1WZEGFIM28WQN3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/ZEGF/IM28WQN3/F1WZEGFIM28WQN3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1W/ZEGF/IM28WQN3/F1WZEGFIM28WQN3.SMALL.jpg JacobM75 I recommend that you read through these instructions at least once before actually beginning work due to a number of saftey concerns and possible pitfalls you may encounter which are addressed throughout.Objective:In this guide I will be showing a simple method for recovering various kinds of useful...
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Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:20:41 PDT
The ultimate helping hands http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Helping-Hands/
The ultimate helping hands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0SYT/ILY98FYH/F690SYTILY98FYH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0SYT/ILY98FYH/F690SYTILY98FYH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F69/0SYT/ILY98FYH/F690SYTILY98FYH.SMALL.jpg louisc2 I'm sure that most makers and electronics enthusiasts have encountered the dreaded cheap helping hands that continue to tip over at any and every opportunity, generally ruining the current project. i'm also sure that many of you have looked at better vices and helping hands, the problem with these i...
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Sat, 19 Mar 2016 05:25:57 PDT
LED Arduino Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Arduino-Clock/
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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:12:07 PDT
Dual Led Flasher - Simple First Electronic Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Led-Flasher-Simple-First-Electronic-Project/
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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:05:34 PDT
Make a Raspberry Pi Console http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Raspberry-Pi-Console/
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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:35:46 PDT
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Own-Dimmable-LED-Workshop-Lighting-Extre/
Make Your Own Dimmable LED Workshop Lighting! (Extremely High Efficiency) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/32VK/ILO2TFNB/FNF32VKILO2TFNB.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 In this Instructable, I'll show you how to make your own extremely efficient LED lighting for your workshop! We, Makers, Never have enough lighting on our worktable, So we need to buy lamps. But as makers, We don't buy things (And get ripped off...), We MAKE them! That's why I've decided to make my ...
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Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:54:57 PST
DIY Soldering "Third Hand" http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Soldering-Third-Hand/
DIY Soldering "Third Hand" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/6860/ILJSF19X/FUS6860ILJSF19X.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/6860/ILJSF19X/FUS6860ILJSF19X.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUS/6860/ILJSF19X/FUS6860ILJSF19X.SMALL.jpg Namik_Karajbic So, i decided to make this simple, and very useful "third hand" for soldering, i used scrap wood, some glue,a few screws, nails, and two tiny metal spring clamps, to make this, its super simple, you should try it yourself,i think step by step instructions, arent really important in projects like thi...
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Tue, 8 Mar 2016 13:13:44 PST
Add metal threads to your 3D prints - make them functional! http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Metal-Threads-to-Your-3D-Prints-Make-Them-Func/
Add metal threads to your 3D prints - make them functional! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/6NI7/ILCN8CDB/FHO6NI7ILCN8CDB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/6NI7/ILCN8CDB/FHO6NI7ILCN8CDB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHO/6NI7/ILCN8CDB/FHO6NI7ILCN8CDB.SMALL.jpg adamgw Connecting mechanical components can be a challenge with 3D printing. Tapping functional holes in plastic that can support a load is nearly impossible. I want to share an easy method I've found to add metal threads to a 3D print that you can do with just a soldering iron.This Instructable is entered...
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Fri, 4 Mar 2016 07:20:45 PST
Handheld Pong & Invaders on the cheap (Arduino compatible) http://www.instructables.com/id/Handheld-Pong-Invaders-on-the-Cheap-Arduino-Compat/
Handheld Pong & Invaders on the cheap (Arduino compatible) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/X6BX/ILCHA454/F3PX6BXILCHA454.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/X6BX/ILCHA454/F3PX6BXILCHA454.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3P/X6BX/ILCHA454/F3PX6BXILCHA454.SMALL.jpg Ugifer A retro hand-held gaming system cheap enough for a kids' project. Possible? Absolutely! Just bring on the power of Arduino and cheap Chinese components!This project was designed as a soldering project for a group of half-a-dozen 9 and 10 year-old kids but it's a great introduction to soldering, A...
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Thu, 3 Mar 2016 14:41:58 PST
Beginners Guide to Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Beginners-Guide-to-Soldering/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/K0RS/IL8W0QPU/F7QK0RSIL8W0QPU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/K0RS/IL8W0QPU/F7QK0RSIL8W0QPU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7Q/K0RS/IL8W0QPU/F7QK0RSIL8W0QPU.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 Here are several Instructables on how to solder, And more projects that can improve your soldering.Enjoy! How To: Soldering This is a great tutorial :) Uses of Different Soldering Iron Tips How to choose tips for your soldering iron How to Solder WAVE- The Ultimate Helping Hands Vise Ma...
By: Yonatan24

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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 23:14:04 PST
NESPi Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/NESPi-Controller/
NESPi Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/VOP0/IKYCZ84T/FBFVOP0IKYCZ84T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/VOP0/IKYCZ84T/FBFVOP0IKYCZ84T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBF/VOP0/IKYCZ84T/FBFVOP0IKYCZ84T.SMALL.jpg CircuitsNutsAndBolts Who doesn't love classic game emulation? Super Mario Bros and Zelda were so iconic, and so unforgiving in game play mechanics.The short of this project is: A Raspberry Pi Zero, a LiPo boost charger, and a LiPo battery stuffed into a custom-designed NES controller. The software is based on the RetroP...
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Tue, 23 Feb 2016 10:15:25 PST
DIY Third Hand for Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Third-Hand-for-Soldering/
DIY Third Hand for Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/JJ2F/IKWVE79T/FZ0JJ2FIKWVE79T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/JJ2F/IKWVE79T/FZ0JJ2FIKWVE79T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZ0/JJ2F/IKWVE79T/FZ0JJ2FIKWVE79T.SMALL.jpg kumaran512 Easy inexpensive third hand for soldering with tip cleaning steel wool and solder stand. Parts Required 1. Crocodile clip of enough size2. Lathe Coolant hose with nut for securinghttp://www.aliexpress.com/item/6Pcs-lot-Excellent-...3. Small Brass Plate or similar plate and wood screws for securin...
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Mon, 22 Feb 2016 06:48:44 PST
How to make Breadboard From PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Breadboard-From-PCB/
How to make Breadboard From PCB - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/EAWI/IKWXJI6P/FX6EAWIIKWXJI6P.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/EAWI/IKWXJI6P/FX6EAWIIKWXJI6P.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX6/EAWI/IKWXJI6P/FX6EAWIIKWXJI6P.SMALL.jpg balsuryana Make breadboard is easy! And total cost under 1 dollar!Its so usefull for your experiments!Ok lets do it! You need! Make a Breadboard! 1. Cut The middle of the PCB (I make 10x4. You can make bigger Breadboard)2. Glue the first and second PCB with super glue (Do gluing if the two pcb look a ho...
By: balsuryana

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Mon, 22 Feb 2016 02:18:32 PST
Solder Header Pins to a 1602A LCD With a Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Header-Pins-to-a-1602A-LCD-With-a-Breadboar/
Solder Header Pins to a 1602A LCD With a Breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/AIMS/IKWXEBCS/FM6AIMSIKWXEBCS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/AIMS/IKWXEBCS/FM6AIMSIKWXEBCS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM6/AIMS/IKWXEBCS/FM6AIMSIKWXEBCS.SMALL.jpg thriftyworkshop Watch the video Intro Solder Header Pins To A 1602A LCD With A BreadboardHey Thrifty Nation I’m going to show you how to solder header pins to your 1602A LCD with a breadboard! introI started by inserting the header pins into the breadboard Then start by soldering the two pins on the outer edges ...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 15:51:04 PST
Solder Gpio Headers to a Raspberry Pi Zero With a Breadboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Gpio-Headers-to-a-Raspberry-Pi-Zero-With-a-/
Solder Gpio Headers to a Raspberry Pi Zero With a Breadboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/R7TE/IKWXDGVA/FZJR7TEIKWXDGVA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/R7TE/IKWXDGVA/FZJR7TEIKWXDGVA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZJ/R7TE/IKWXDGVA/FZJR7TEIKWXDGVA.SMALL.jpg thriftyworkshop Please watch the video to see this great tip Intro Video Transcript:Hey Thrifty Nation! I’m going to show you how to solder gpio pins to your raspberry pi with a breadboard! and to prove that this method works well, Instead of using a 2x20 pin header I will use two single strips and have them tur...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 13:12:45 PST
Homemade flat Li-ion battery adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Flat-Li-ion-Battery-Adapter/
Homemade flat Li-ion battery adapter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/K102/IKVFWH1Z/FJAK102IKVFWH1Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/K102/IKVFWH1Z/FJAK102IKVFWH1Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJA/K102/IKVFWH1Z/FJAK102IKVFWH1Z.SMALL.jpg Timofte Andrei As having an old cracked-screen smartphone laying around and also, having a project in progress with the necessity of a Li-ion battery, I thought that's a good idea to make some sort of adapter to make use of that battery.BOM:Copper covered board for PCB manufacturingSoldering wireSoldering pasteSol...
By: Timofte Andrei

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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 06:13:28 PST
Welding Plastic W/ Soldering Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Welding-Plastic-W-Soldering-Iron/
Welding Plastic W/ Soldering Iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/2259/IKVI2MVE/FSS2259IKVI2MVE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/2259/IKVI2MVE/FSS2259IKVI2MVE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/2259/IKVI2MVE/FSS2259IKVI2MVE.SMALL.jpg Minus1x First off, this was an experiment that ended with effective but unattractive results. I continue to try to experiment and improve the results. Also, please share your results if you try this. Why: You can glue ABS with ABS/acetone glue , but what do you do for PLA? I had an idea to use a soldering a...
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Sun, 21 Feb 2016 01:57:20 PST
Simple Bi-directional Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Bi-directional-Switch/
Simple Bi-directional Switch - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/CODX/IKRNOL69/FG3CODXIKRNOL69.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/CODX/IKRNOL69/FG3CODXIKRNOL69.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG3/CODX/IKRNOL69/FG3CODXIKRNOL69.SMALL.jpg WorkshopWizard Have you ever needed a simple way to control the direction that a DC motor rotates at the flick of a switch? Ever been daunted by complicated circuitry or don't have the equipment to make PCB's? Well you've come to the right place! Today you will learn how to make a super simple switch that will con...
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Fri, 19 Feb 2016 02:42:27 PST
Powerful two speed car blower soldering fume extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Powerful-Two-Speed-Fume-Extractor-Using-a-Car-Air-/
Powerful two speed car blower soldering fume extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/4ZNZ/IKLFPZKV/FBW4ZNZIKLFPZKV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/4ZNZ/IKLFPZKV/FBW4ZNZIKLFPZKV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBW/4ZNZ/IKLFPZKV/FBW4ZNZIKLFPZKV.SMALL.jpg Electrospark In this instructable I will show you how to make a very powerful fume extractor from a car A/C Heater air blower supplied by an ATX computer power supply. If you already made a fume extractor from a computer fan before or you own a genuine fume extractor, you are probably aware that it's not very ef...
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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:02:33 PST
WAVE- The Ultimate Helping Hands Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/WAVE-the-Ultimate-Helping-Hands-Device/
WAVE- The Ultimate Helping Hands Vise - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/08L6/IKK2G1UK/F7S08L6IKK2G1UK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/08L6/IKK2G1UK/F7S08L6IKK2G1UK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7S/08L6/IKK2G1UK/F7S08L6IKK2G1UK.SMALL.jpg Yonatan24 WAVE is probably the weirdest Helping Hands device you've ever seen. Why is it called "WAVE"? Because it is a Helping-Hands device that was built out of Microwave parts!But the fact that WAVE looks weird, Doesn't mean that it can't be the best homemade "Helping-Hands for Soldering" device ever, Here...
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Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:02:56 PST
Backlight repair / custom led-strip http://www.instructables.com/id/Backlight-Repair-Custom-Led-strip/
Backlight repair / custom led-strip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/R8IH/IKIMYLTV/F73R8IHIKIMYLTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/R8IH/IKIMYLTV/F73R8IHIKIMYLTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/R8IH/IKIMYLTV/F73R8IHIKIMYLTV.SMALL.jpg ThomasVDD An oscilloscope is a indispensable piece of equipment in electronics; unfortunately it isn't very useful with a broken backlight. In this instructable I will show you how I repaired my oscilloscope's backlight & how to make a custom led-strip. An LCD screen consists of several parts: the LCD panel, ...
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Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:48:54 PST
Super Easy Syma X5C Range Mod Hack Extention http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Easy-Syma-X5C-Range-Mod-Hack-Extention/
Super Easy Syma X5C Range Mod Hack Extention - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/DK1K/IK7BYYO1/F96DK1KIK7BYYO1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/DK1K/IK7BYYO1/F96DK1KIK7BYYO1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F96/DK1K/IK7BYYO1/F96DK1KIK7BYYO1.SMALL.jpg budrow01 Hi guys! This is my first instructable so sorry if it's short. I did this mod with only a foot of 24 gauge stranded wire, a soldering iron, a ruler, and some wire strippers so it's super cheap for materials. The picture is my Dronium Two, a very flashy syma X5C. Take it Apart Unscrew all of the s...
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Sat, 6 Feb 2016 18:59:58 PST
How to make a Variable Zoom Head Lens from a photocamera's telescopic lens http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Variable-Zoom-Head-Lens-From-a-Photo/
How to make a Variable Zoom Head Lens from a photocamera's telescopic lens - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/XFWD/ILCN59N8/FRNXFWDILCN59N8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/XFWD/ILCN59N8/FRNXFWDILCN59N8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/XFWD/ILCN59N8/FRNXFWDILCN59N8.SMALL.jpg Qwertypat For all magnifying glass enthousiasts, precision art workers, investigators, biologists, micro electrotechnicians, jewel repairmen, Borg, and many more, improve life and joy, build a Variable Zoom Head Lens.Having both hands free for your expert work and at the same time having eye for crystal clea...
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Fri, 5 Feb 2016 02:41:39 PST
Assembling the Bright Pi -- LEDs for your Raspberry Pi camera http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-the-Bright-Pi-LEDs-for-Your-Raspberry-P/
Assembling the Bright Pi -- LEDs for your Raspberry Pi camera - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/4T0Q/IK8MYJNH/FJY4T0QIK8MYJNH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/4T0Q/IK8MYJNH/FJY4T0QIK8MYJNH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJY/4T0Q/IK8MYJNH/FJY4T0QIK8MYJNH.SMALL.jpg mmanuel2 In this instructable you will learn how to assemble the Bright Pi circuit board with steps and images. Gather the parts and your tools The Bright Pi kit can be purchased here: https://www.pi-supply.com/product/bright-pi-bright...You'll need: soldering iron solder side cutters small Phillips screw...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 20:51:21 PST
How to Make a Mini Battery Powered Soldering Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Mini-Battery-Powered-Soldering-Iron/
How to Make a Mini Battery Powered Soldering Iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/OHXY/IJQONG1Y/F0LOHXYIJQONG1Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/OHXY/IJQONG1Y/F0LOHXYIJQONG1Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0L/OHXY/IJQONG1Y/F0LOHXYIJQONG1Y.SMALL.jpg romanursuhack https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHrDLSy_ojk&feature=youtu.be To do a mini Battery Powered Soldering Iron you need!!! In today’s video I am going to show how to make a DIY mini soldering iron that runs on two AA batteries. It is very easy and cost friendly to make such an emergency DIY soldering...
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:54:55 PST
Control a Cockroach with Arduino for under $30 http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-a-Cockroach-With-Arduino-for-Under-30/
Control a Cockroach with Arduino for under $30 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/51HY/IJUCQE3J/F9H51HYIJUCQE3J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/51HY/IJUCQE3J/F9H51HYIJUCQE3J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9H/51HY/IJUCQE3J/F9H51HYIJUCQE3J.SMALL.jpg bravoechonovember1 A few years ago I saw Backyard Brains' smartphone controlled cockroach, and it just blew my mind! I tried to get my mom to let me buy it, but the mention of cockroaches convinced her otherwise. :) I started doing projects with the Arduino a few years later. I remembered how much I wanted to do the c...
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Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:11:52 PST
Christmas Soldering Kit for Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Christmas-Soldering-Kit-for-Arduino/
Christmas Soldering Kit for Arduino - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/GGUJ/IJQNXDR3/F91GGUJIJQNXDR3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/GGUJ/IJQNXDR3/F91GGUJIJQNXDR3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/GGUJ/IJQNXDR3/F91GGUJIJQNXDR3.SMALL.jpg Makers_Corner This a soldering kit that will take about an hour for a beginner to build (less if you’re experienced with soldering). It’s designed to plug into a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino. It will take a few minutes to program the Raspberry Pi or Arduino and then the project is ready to show to your friends.Ther...
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Sat, 23 Jan 2016 05:53:05 PST