Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering http://www.instructables.com Sun, 30 Aug 2015 04:53:17 PDT BLOX v1.01 Mini USB Keyboard with a $7 Microcontroller http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-USB-Keyboard-with-a-7-Microcontroller/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 12:30:06 PDT
DIY Solder Dispenser http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solder-Dispenser/
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Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:34:04 PDT
IoT Coffee Pot Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/IoT-Coffee-Pot-Monitor/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:47:06 PDT
Fixing your Car keys http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-your-Car-keys/
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Thu, 27 Aug 2015 11:43:43 PDT
Direct Reading of LCD Using General Purpose IO http://www.instructables.com/id/Direct-Reading-of-LCD-Using-General-Purpose-IO/
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Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:25:48 PDT
Soldering multiple wires for a distribution joint http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-multiple-wires-for-a-distribution-joint/
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 10:36:33 PDT
How to Solder - Makey Robot Badge http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Makey-Robot-Badge/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:35:32 PDT
DIY Digital Compass (for your car) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Digital-Compass-for-your-car/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 15:51:15 PDT
Make A PWM Motor Speed Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-A-PWM-Motor-Speed-Controller/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 09:30:38 PDT
6 Soldering Life Hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/6-Soldering-Life-Hacks/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:09:35 PDT
Control Servo With Headphone Jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-Servo-With-Headphone-Jack/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 21:33:56 PDT
Making & Soldering an ESP-07 Breakout Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Soldering-an-ESP-07-Breakout-Board/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:30:16 PDT
Personal Guitar AMP http://www.instructables.com/id/Personal-Guitar-AMP/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:21:24 PDT
How to make a solder paste dispenser for SMD projects... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-set-up-repair-adjust-and-use-a-solder-paste/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:07:26 PDT
All about Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/All-about-Soldering/
All about Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/NP8G/IDCXH8AF/FU7NP8GIDCXH8AF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/NP8G/IDCXH8AF/FU7NP8GIDCXH8AF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU7/NP8G/IDCXH8AF/FU7NP8GIDCXH8AF.SMALL.jpg sanyam jain What is Electronics?Electronics are devices made up of semi conductors that are designed to perform a functionIn this instructable You will be able to read about the following topics-What is Soldering all about?How to Solder?Precautions while soldering to be taken care ofWhen choosing a soldering Ir...
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 01:30:31 PDT
EMI Detector using Arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/EMI-Detector-using-Arduino/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 13:11:55 PDT
DIY Mini Phone Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Mini-Phone-Speakers/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 11:33:49 PDT
Sturdy circuit board holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Sturdy-circuit-board-holder/
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Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:22:37 PDT
Wii Speak on Pc and Wii http://www.instructables.com/id/Wii-Speak-on-Pc-and-Wii/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:50:50 PDT
Make Funny Scenes With Nanobots http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Funny-Scenes-With-Nanobots/
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Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:18:43 PDT
PIC18 Development Board with Ethernet and USB http://www.instructables.com/id/PIC18-Development-Board-with-Ethernet-and-USB/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:25:49 PDT
Fabricating PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/developing-PCB/
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Tue, 11 Aug 2015 09:36:03 PDT
Simple PCB soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PCB-soldering/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:20:33 PDT
Constellation Nightlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Horoscope-Nightlight/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 21:12:34 PDT
How to Make Ethernet Cable checker http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Ethernet-Cable-checker/
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Sun, 9 Aug 2015 06:06:30 PDT
bluetooth 1947 crosley radio http://www.instructables.com/id/bluetooth-1947-crosley-radio/
bluetooth 1947 crosley radio - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/WX9Z/ID2XDXOU/F2HWX9ZID2XDXOU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/WX9Z/ID2XDXOU/F2HWX9ZID2XDXOU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2H/WX9Z/ID2XDXOU/F2HWX9ZID2XDXOU.SMALL.jpg drosenkranz I picked this radio up because it was going to be thrown out. I was also given an old Bluetooth radio that had a broken charging port so I had an idea! the plan was simple just swap the internals of the radio with the internals in the Bluetooth radio first take it appart while taking it apart I f...
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Sat, 8 Aug 2015 20:19:54 PDT
Tips and Tricks for Working with Fairy Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/Tips-and-Tricks-for-Working-with-Fairy-Lights/
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Sat, 8 Aug 2015 13:22:58 PDT
Control electronics by sliding your phone http://www.instructables.com/id/Control-electronics-by-moving-your-phone/
Control electronics by sliding your phone - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/QZN3/ID0PU79H/FLVQZN3ID0PU79H.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/QZN3/ID0PU79H/FLVQZN3ID0PU79H.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLV/QZN3/ID0PU79H/FLVQZN3ID0PU79H.SMALL.jpg Tanishq Jaiswal This instructable will take you to through the fun when power of RF, android smartphone and arduino are combined.To adjust the brightness of your table lamp/lights in studio if you are a photographer, speed of ceiling fan, adjust the volume of your home theater, or to control the speed of motor, you...
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Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:36:39 PDT
Broken Light to Emergency Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Broken-Light-to-Emergency-Light/
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Thu, 6 Aug 2015 14:49:12 PDT
DIY Travel Speakers http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Travel-Speakers/
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 11:52:44 PDT
The Ultimate Guide to Desoldering http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-Desoldering/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 16:11:04 PDT
Simple 5V breakout board for ESP-01 (ESP8622) http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-5V-breakout-board-for-ESP-01-ESP8622/
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Tue, 4 Aug 2015 08:55:51 PDT
Arduino Pedometer Watch, With Temperature, Altitude and Compass! http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Watch-With-Altitude-Temperature-Compass-An/
Arduino Pedometer Watch, With Temperature, Altitude and Compass! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/H5GB/ICRXYGZA/FWXH5GBICRXYGZA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/H5GB/ICRXYGZA/FWXH5GBICRXYGZA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWX/H5GB/ICRXYGZA/FWXH5GBICRXYGZA.SMALL.jpg benhur.goncalves UPDATE: CHECK OUT MY OTHER TWO PROJECTS SweeperBot - Roomba-like Robot With BluetoothAlarm Clock with Infrared and Bluetooth SpeakersHi folks! Last few days I've been obsessed with the idea to make my own watch from arduino parts, but something cool I could use and say I did it myself. So I found o...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 10:55:51 PDT
How to save Heat Shrink Tube from Pre-Shrinking http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-save-Heat-Shrink-Tube-from-Pre-Shrinking/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 22:53:02 PDT
Magnetic Base Circuit Board Holders http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Base-Circuit-Board-Holders/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 20:14:15 PDT
Re-Soldering Automotive Modules http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Soldering-Automotive-Modules/
Re-Soldering Automotive Modules - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/Z8NO/ICRXMDNS/FX1Z8NOICRXMDNS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/Z8NO/ICRXMDNS/FX1Z8NOICRXMDNS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX1/Z8NO/ICRXMDNS/FX1Z8NOICRXMDNS.SMALL.jpg aDIYCarGuy If the electronic functions in your car are malfunctioning, a faulty control module is likely the cause. In many cases this can be fixed by inspecting and re-soldering the circuit board of the control module that controls whatever is malfunctioning. In this case I am repairing a body control module ...
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 11:14:34 PDT
Mechanical Prototyping Pencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Prototyping-Pencil/
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:31:00 PDT
Music Player from Old Cellphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-Player-from-Old-Cellphone/
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 04:48:42 PDT
Backlit Fallout Map http://www.instructables.com/id/Backlit-Fallout-Map/
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Fri, 31 Jul 2015 04:20:17 PDT
Tequila Bottle + Cigar Box + Arduino = Cool Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Tequila-Bottle-Cigar-Box-Arduino-Cool-Night-Light/
Tequila Bottle + Cigar Box + Arduino = Cool Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/3R5V/ICPP6ZWX/F913R5VICPP6ZWX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/3R5V/ICPP6ZWX/F913R5VICPP6ZWX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/3R5V/ICPP6ZWX/F913R5VICPP6ZWX.SMALL.jpg SoHa SMART We love recycling beautiful things and we love Arduino, so we decided to combine the two into something useful and fun! We took a Tequila bottle, a cigar box, and Arduino Uno, and a few everyday components and created a light sensitive night light.There are a myriad of ways to achieve this, but thi...
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:16:33 PDT
DIY Photography LED Lights http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Photography-LED-Lights/
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Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:59:12 PDT
DIY Cheap and Easy way to tin your PCB using soldering iron http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Cheap-and-Easy-way-to-tin-your-PCB-using-solde/
DIY Cheap and Easy way to tin your PCB using soldering iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/1YI7/ICNNHR44/F3N1YI7ICNNHR44.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/1YI7/ICNNHR44/F3N1YI7ICNNHR44.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3N/1YI7/ICNNHR44/F3N1YI7ICNNHR44.SMALL.jpg Tanishq Jaiswal When I was a beginner in PCB printing, and soldering I always had problem that the solder isn't sticking at right place, or the copper traces break, get oxidized and many more. But I got familiar with a lot of techniques and hacks and one of them was, Tinning. For those who didn't know about tinning...
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:12:12 PDT
how to make à watherproof électronic http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-à-watherproof-électronic/
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Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:01:28 PDT
Which Components Are Worth Salvaging From Electronic Devices (And Where They Are Found) http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-Keep-When-Taking-Apart-Electronic-Devices-/
Which Components Are Worth Salvaging From Electronic Devices (And Where They Are Found) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/G5PS/IDUQVMSN/FU6G5PSIDUQVMSN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/G5PS/IDUQVMSN/FU6G5PSIDUQVMSN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU6/G5PS/IDUQVMSN/FU6G5PSIDUQVMSN.SMALL.jpg yonatan24 Taking apart electronic devices is one of my favorite hobbies, My whole room is full with electronic component collections :)If you want to see more of these kinds of projects make sure to check out my Instructables page and subscribe!Do you like taking apart electronic devices? I've made a playlist...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:22:46 PDT
How to soldering all components of électronics http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-soldering-all-components-of-électronics/
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By: tombrain

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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:29:23 PDT
Solder Wire Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Wire-Art/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:46:25 PDT
Making A SMD Reflow Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-SMD-Reflow-Oven/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:21:14 PDT
Mini power distribution bus http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-power-distribution-bus/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:49:22 PDT
How to Solder Perfectly! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Perfectly/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:12:00 PDT
Soldering tips and tricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-tricks-skills/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 04:17:34 PDT