Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering http://www.instructables.com Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:03:33 PST BLOX v1.01 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/
From spoon to broadhead - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/6WF0/I5BRWQW5/F4N6WF0I5BRWQW5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/6WF0/I5BRWQW5/F4N6WF0I5BRWQW5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4N/6WF0/I5BRWQW5/F4N6WF0I5BRWQW5.SMALL.jpg GwanTL This instructable will teach you to turn a normal spoon into the blade for a broadhead and subsequently affix it to a field tip.Tools:-anvil/hard surface-vice-hammer-pliers-dremel and various bits-table top grinder-soldering kit-blade sharpenerSupplies:-spoon-field tip Hammer it flat Hammer the s...
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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
Music blinking LED http://www.instructables.com/id/Music-blinking-LED/
Music blinking LED - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F32/146M/I504XBBB/F32146MI504XBBB.SMALL.jpg ibenkos This is an easy step by step guide to make cheap sound reacting LEDs that is blinking to the bass of the music you play. The music blinker is powered by an 9v battery which makes it portable and small. Parts and tools PARTS:TIP 31 CPCB Male AUX cable3x LEDs9v battery9v battery clipJumper wiresTOO...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:01:06 PST
How to Solder an SMT Component http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-an-SMT-Component/
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:37:28 PST
Micro dark activated switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Micro-dark-activated-switch/
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:41:11 PST
Helping Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hand-2/
Helping Hand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/YWGD/I4VQL8U2/FU4YWGDI4VQL8U2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/YWGD/I4VQL8U2/FU4YWGDI4VQL8U2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU4/YWGD/I4VQL8U2/FU4YWGDI4VQL8U2.SMALL.jpg kokpat This helping probably cost less that $1, most of the part make from scratch and can DIY by children.When I make this helping hand, I throw my rusty one into rubbish bin and no need to buy another other helping hand.++++++++++++ START ++++++++++++++++++++++++When soldering a project, I hate to adjust...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:21:15 PST
protable power bank http://www.instructables.com/id/protable-power-bank/
protable power bank - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/APPI/I4WYSZ2Z/F5XAPPII4WYSZ2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/APPI/I4WYSZ2Z/F5XAPPII4WYSZ2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5X/APPI/I4WYSZ2Z/F5XAPPII4WYSZ2Z.SMALL.jpg ibenkos this is an easy project to make an 5v portable power bank for just 2$! Parts The parts you will need for this project is:* 3x AAA batteries * 3x AAA battery holder* 5v step-up * SPST switch* Enclosure* Hot glue Cut the wires Cut the wires from the battery holder to the size you want them to b...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 12:31:06 PST
Computer Mouse Button Transplant http://www.instructables.com/id/Computer-Mouse-Button-Transplant/
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 14:35:08 PST
Breadboard Soldering Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Soldering-Jig/
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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 17:39:23 PST
Mason Jar Portable Speaker & Guitar Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Portable-Speaker-Guitar-Amp-1/
Mason Jar Portable Speaker & Guitar Amp - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/9EU6/I4IDBBIW/FX39EU6I4IDBBIW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/9EU6/I4IDBBIW/FX39EU6I4IDBBIW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX3/9EU6/I4IDBBIW/FX39EU6I4IDBBIW.SMALL.jpg TrashAmpsLLC Let's face it: the speakers on your phone & laptop aren't loud enough. So grab a Mason Jar Speaker KIT from Trash Amps (www.trashamps.com) & build a Mason Jar Speaker to play tunes from your smartphone, tablet and laptop. BUT WAIT: it's also an electric guitar amplifier! Plug in & bust out those wic...
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:57:41 PST
Mason Jar Portable Speaker & Guitar Amp http://www.instructables.com/id/Mason-Jar-Portable-Speaker-Guitar-Amp/
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Mon, 5 Jan 2015 14:38:04 PST
A Better LED Growlight - 10000lm for $15. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-Better-LED-Growlight/
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Wed, 31 Dec 2014 12:59:19 PST
Mechanical Pencil Solder Loader http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Pencil-Solder-Loader/
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:48:17 PST
solder stand http://www.instructables.com/id/solder-stand/
solder stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/SVZV/I48C7T03/FSISVZVI48C7T03.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/SVZV/I48C7T03/FSISVZVI48C7T03.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSI/SVZV/I48C7T03/FSISVZVI48C7T03.SMALL.jpg abhay7040 cheapskate's solder standit is the easiest, simplest and effective solder stand that could be made up easilymaterials required:-1.) 250ml glass bottle2.) CD case3.) Hot glue making hot glue the 250ml or you could use any other glass bottle of small size to CD caseand you're doneeasy to usetry to ...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 10:25:10 PST
How to make USB OTG cable http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-USB-OTG-cable/
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Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:57:11 PST
Soldering Smoke dispenser - filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Smoke-dispenser-filter/
Soldering Smoke dispenser - filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/CDFX/I3XTV7CM/FYLCDFXI3XTV7CM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/CDFX/I3XTV7CM/FYLCDFXI3XTV7CM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/CDFX/I3XTV7CM/FYLCDFXI3XTV7CM.SMALL.jpg udubinsky This is my version of soldering smoke dispenser / filter.You will need :1 box1 12v computer fan1 12v rechargeable battery1 Carbon filter bag (can be found in pet stores)I used that plastic electric casing i often use for projects.Now, I apologize for not photographing the process of the making howev...
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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 02:18:58 PST
Solder Dispneser http://www.instructables.com/id/make-solder-pen/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:11:19 PST
DIY Make Soldering Iron Pencil Head http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Make-Soldering-Iron-Pencil-Head/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:19:44 PST
Solderdoodle Pro 2.0: USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Pro-20-USB-Rechargeable-Soldering-Iro/
Solderdoodle Pro 2.0: USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/E6DZ/I3PJR6UG/FJEE6DZI3PJR6UG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/E6DZ/I3PJR6UG/FJEE6DZI3PJR6UG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJE/E6DZ/I3PJR6UG/FJEE6DZI3PJR6UG.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solderdoodle Pro 2.0 and pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/sold...Solderdoodle Pro does what other portable soldering irons have failed to do, and that’s the ability to last at full power for over a...
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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:40:16 PST
Magical Flame Earrings http://www.instructables.com/id/Magical-Flame-Earrings/
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Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:53:54 PST
Proxxon MICROMOT drill stand MB 140/S Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Proxxon-MICROMOT-drill-stand-MB-140S-Light/
Proxxon MICROMOT drill stand MB 140/S Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/H8AP/I3H4QRNC/FSUH8API3H4QRNC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/H8AP/I3H4QRNC/FSUH8API3H4QRNC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSU/H8AP/I3H4QRNC/FSUH8API3H4QRNC.SMALL.jpg tdarlic Some time ago I purchased the MICROMOT drill stand MB 140/S and I noticed that when I use the drill on my desk with the overhead lights I cannot drill precise holes because the drill bit is in the shades of the stand. I decided to make a LED ring light to fit to the drill stand and put some light on...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2014 09:23:51 PST
Adafruit XBee Adapter kit http://www.instructables.com/id/Adafruit-XBee-Adapter-kit/
Adafruit XBee Adapter kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/REQS/I3BHAG1D/FEUREQSI3BHAG1D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/REQS/I3BHAG1D/FEUREQSI3BHAG1D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEU/REQS/I3BHAG1D/FEUREQSI3BHAG1D.SMALL.jpg ibenkos The Adafruit adapter is probably the best XBee adapter and you get to put it together yourself. Equipment You are going to need some equipment to finish this kit.The equipment I used in this project was:* Soldering iron.* Soldering tind.* Helping hands (with fume extractor).* Soldering paste.* S...
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 08:46:25 PST
How to add LED's to your 3D printer! http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-up-your-3D-printer/
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Sat, 6 Dec 2014 07:54:27 PST
Build the B.O.S.I.-1(Battery Operated Soldering Iron) With A Integrated Solder Dispenser! http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-the-BOSI-1Battery-Operated-Soldering-Iron-Wi/
Build the B.O.S.I.-1(Battery Operated Soldering Iron) With A Integrated Solder Dispenser! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1JUZ/I34DWYVG/F981JUZI34DWYVG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1JUZ/I34DWYVG/F981JUZI34DWYVG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F98/1JUZ/I34DWYVG/F981JUZI34DWYVG.SMALL.jpg SubDude350 A Soldering Iron is a great tool for any shop. It can "glue" together copper wires and can solder components on to circuit boards. You can even do copper pipe! But what if you don't have a power outlet near your favorite soldering spot? That is where the B.O.S.I.-1 comes in. The B.O.S.I.-1 is a sold...
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Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:33:47 PST
FumeFan Medi, Max & Max PRO KITs Fume Extractor Assembly Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/FumeFan-Medi-Max-Max-PRO-KITs-Fume-Extractor-Assem/
FumeFan Medi, Max & Max PRO KITs Fume Extractor Assembly Instructions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/0WE2/I2XTTBH6/F9M0WE2I2XTTBH6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/0WE2/I2XTTBH6/F9M0WE2I2XTTBH6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9M/0WE2/I2XTTBH6/F9M0WE2I2XTTBH6.SMALL.gif hertzgamma Hi! You probably are one of the amazing people who supported our Kickstarter campaign - The fumeFan. If you missed the campaign you can find more about the fumeFan on maketechnics.com.This instructable describes how to assemble your fumeFan Medi, Max or Max PRO KIT step by step.Start with getting th...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:16:29 PST
Make Your Soldering Tip Like New http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Soldering-Tip-New/
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Sun, 23 Nov 2014 14:15:50 PST
Installing a Killswitch into a guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Killswitch-into-a-guitar/
Installing a Killswitch into a guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/SR0B/I2S6MZHX/FSQSR0BI2S6MZHX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/SR0B/I2S6MZHX/FSQSR0BI2S6MZHX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSQ/SR0B/I2S6MZHX/FSQSR0BI2S6MZHX.SMALL.jpg EricKlimaMusic Aint that Kelly a beauty? Now I'm gonna show you how I got that killswitch in there. About That Hole... To give you a little back story on how this nightmare happened, I had a 1/4" hole already drilled into the guitar from a different button I installed months ago. For the new button I needed 5/8...
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:26:22 PST
Sparebots selfmade electronic waste DIY Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Sparebots-selfmade-electronic-waste-DIY-Project/
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By: bastelking

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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 09:40:47 PST
DIY slim NeoPixel strip with Spark Core http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-slim-NeoPixel-strip-with-Spark-Core/
DIY slim NeoPixel strip with Spark Core - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/NLK4/I2KSN13S/F3JNLK4I2KSN13S.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/NLK4/I2KSN13S/F3JNLK4I2KSN13S.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3J/NLK4/I2KSN13S/F3JNLK4I2KSN13S.SMALL.jpg zerblatt007 We needed some edge lightning for an edge-lit sign we are making for #HackBergen hackerspace.To make the sign easier to make I would like the LEDs to be on a strip which is as slim as possible. NeoPixel strips+chips for sale appear to be 10mm or wider. However ws2812b 5050 chips are 5mm wide, allow...
By: zerblatt007

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:04:25 PST
Stepping into the world of SMD http://www.instructables.com/id/Stepping-into-the-world-of-SMD/
Stepping into the world of SMD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/1Z3P/I2LM4LEG/FO41Z3PI2LM4LEG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/1Z3P/I2LM4LEG/FO41Z3PI2LM4LEG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO4/1Z3P/I2LM4LEG/FO41Z3PI2LM4LEG.SMALL.jpg mantaspats My evolution of building electronics went the same way like everyone's else...Using breadboardMoving towards soldering on perfboards Creating my own thou hole PCB But the time comes when you need to put on big boy or girl pants and start experimenting with SMD components. There are 3 problems that s...
By: mantaspats

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Mon, 17 Nov 2014 13:02:47 PST
Make your own AMP! http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-your-own-AMP/
Make your own AMP! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAG/Q33T/I2KS75IT/FAGQ33TI2KS75IT.SMALL.jpg roanbuma Hello everyone this is my first tutorial on instructables!Over a year ago I decided to make my own AMP, it had to be able to play music from your phone to big speakers. It had to be small, but still capable of playingloud music. I also wanted to be able to ajust the volume. It had to look nice and b...
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Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:25:26 PST
Stack your Circuit Scribe modules http://www.instructables.com/id/Stack-your-Circuit-Scribe-modules/
Stack your Circuit Scribe modules - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/RHAV/I2I45NJ5/FRXRHAVI2I45NJ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/RHAV/I2I45NJ5/FRXRHAVI2I45NJ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRX/RHAV/I2I45NJ5/FRXRHAVI2I45NJ5.SMALL.jpg AaronH4 I really like the modules that Electroinks has designed. They are easy to place onto drawn circuits, they are pretty sturdy, and the spherical magnets in their spring-loaded feet make connecting things simpler than using a breadboard.However, most of the modules cannot be stacked because of the plas...
By: AaronH4

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:28:09 PST
iPhone Tripod Mount http://www.instructables.com/id/iPhone-Tripod-Mount/
iPhone Tripod Mount - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/HK8O/I28W9BGB/F0UHK8OI28W9BGB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/HK8O/I28W9BGB/F0UHK8OI28W9BGB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0U/HK8O/I28W9BGB/F0UHK8OI28W9BGB.SMALL.jpg inspiretomake Today, I’m going to show you how to make a very simple iPhone tripod mount that will cost you next to nothing.The iPhone has a great camera and the new IOS 8 has this great feature that allow you to shoot time-lapses.The only problem is that to make great time lapse footage with your iphone, you’ll ...
By: inspiretomake

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Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:33:42 PST
DIY pocket sized bluetooth receiver http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-pocket-sized-bluetooth-receiver/
DIY pocket sized bluetooth receiver - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/3Z4C/I28W6YOR/FB03Z4CI28W6YOR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/3Z4C/I28W6YOR/FB03Z4CI28W6YOR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB0/3Z4C/I28W6YOR/FB03Z4CI28W6YOR.SMALL.jpg ibenkos In this project I'm making an wireless bluetooth receiver that you can connect to any amplifier or headset and you don't have to deal whit the AUX cable and that you can't use your phone far away while playing music.This is an easy project and an fun one! Its 3v coming from the batteries and goes in...
By: ibenkos

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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 12:38:08 PST
Halloween Phone Charger with adjustable power http://www.instructables.com/id/Halloween-Phone-Charger-with-adjustable-power/
Halloween Phone Charger with adjustable power - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/4EEV/I2ABNBMI/FER4EEVI2ABNBMI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/4EEV/I2ABNBMI/FER4EEVI2ABNBMI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FER/4EEV/I2ABNBMI/FER4EEVI2ABNBMI.SMALL.jpg Mr AbAk This Is a halloween scary charger that also charges plugged out of the ac socket...Just make it to do a prank on your friends...Please comment your suggestions and feedback... Materials Required Here Is A list of materials you need to buy to start this simple project:- Phone Charger With USB (...
By: Mr AbAk

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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 01:36:14 PST
FumeFan Lite KIT Fume Extractor Assembly Instructions http://www.instructables.com/id/FumeFan-Lite-KIT-Fume-Extractor-Assembly-Instructi/
FumeFan Lite KIT Fume Extractor Assembly Instructions - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/YAI2/I1XEJGGQ/F2MYAI2I1XEJGGQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/YAI2/I1XEJGGQ/F2MYAI2I1XEJGGQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2M/YAI2/I1XEJGGQ/F2MYAI2I1XEJGGQ.SMALL.jpg hertzgamma Hi! You probably are one of the amazing people who supported our Kickstarter campaign - The fumeFan. If you missed the campaign you can find more about the fumeFan on maketechnics.com.This instructable describes how to assemble your fumeFan Lite KIT step by step.Start with getting the following: So...
By: hertzgamma

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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:57:15 PDT
Fixing LEGO NXT Brick dead LCD http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-LEGO-NXT-Brick-dead-LCD/
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By: csgeza

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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:15:35 PDT
Soldering helping hands with fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-helping-hands-whit-fan/
Soldering helping hands with fan - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/XBTC/I1SB8F4N/FCXXBTCI1SB8F4N.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/XBTC/I1SB8F4N/FCXXBTCI1SB8F4N.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/XBTC/I1SB8F4N/FCXXBTCI1SB8F4N.SMALL.jpg ibenkos Soldering is actually dangerous, not just that you can burn yourself but the smoke that comes from the tin is harmful.It can cause irritation to eyes, headaches, nosebleeds, dermatitis, acne, sore troth, occupational asthma and irritation to upper respiratory tracts & lungs.I found out a way to do s...
By: ibenkos

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Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:30:21 PDT
PSU soldering station http://www.instructables.com/id/PSU-soldering-station/
PSU soldering station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/JJAC/I1C42L8A/FVRJJACI1C42L8A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/JJAC/I1C42L8A/FVRJJACI1C42L8A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVR/JJAC/I1C42L8A/FVRJJACI1C42L8A.SMALL.jpg A-N-A A soldering station from trash can be fun things needed A old PSU with top or without top switch led 1n 4007 diode 56k ohm resistorscrubber assembling parts the diode and resistor are for led indication and enjoy improvements I added a socket with switch and led for glue gun
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:49:34 PDT
Solder your own Diavolino - maak je eigen minicomputer http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-your-own-Diavolino-maak-je-eigen-minicomput/
Solder your own Diavolino - maak je eigen minicomputer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/4S63/I1C1H92J/F7R4S63I1C1H92J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/4S63/I1C1H92J/F7R4S63I1C1H92J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7R/4S63/I1C1H92J/F7R4S63I1C1H92J.SMALL.jpg FabSchool Soldeer stap-voor-stap je eigen Diavolino, een open source computerplatform. Je leert niet alleen solderen en elektronica toepassen, je hebt uiteindelijk ook een goede basis voor verdere programmeerprojecten.Wat heb beslist nodig om een Diavolino te maken? uiteraard de Diavolino kit van Evil Mad Sc...
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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 08:44:10 PDT
Soldering Directly to a Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Directly-to-a-Battery/
Soldering Directly to a Battery - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/D8C4/I11YUX3D/F63D8C4I11YUX3D.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/D8C4/I11YUX3D/F63D8C4I11YUX3D.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F63/D8C4/I11YUX3D/F63D8C4I11YUX3D.SMALL.jpg faraday_rage *Mixing high heat and batteries is very dangerous. This Instructable is only for those who absolutely 100% need to solder directly to a battery. Please be careful, and proceed at your own risk.*First thing's first, there are plenty of options where you can completely avoid soldering directly to a ba...
By: faraday_rage

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Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:04:12 PDT
Soldering headers without drilling holes http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-headers-without-drilling-holes/
Soldering headers without drilling holes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/XPRU/I1019O7A/FH4XPRUI1019O7A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/XPRU/I1019O7A/FH4XPRUI1019O7A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH4/XPRU/I1019O7A/FH4XPRUI1019O7A.SMALL.jpg rampadc Unless you have a drill press, drilling holes for homemade PCBs is a hassle. Not only the drill bit is quite fragile at 0.9mm in diameter, drilling holes off-center would also throw off alignment, making it difficult to insert and solder. Since I mostly work with SMD components, using through hole h...
By: rampadc

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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 06:37:55 PDT
Soldering Helping Hand and more http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Helping-Hand-and-more/
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By: CarmelitoAndrade

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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 15:59:33 PDT
DIY Wireless Charger + NFC Dock For Your Car http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wireless-Charger-NFC-Dock-For-Your-Car/
DIY Wireless Charger + NFC Dock For Your Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/SGZU/I0RZ029I/F3XSGZUI0RZ029I.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/SGZU/I0RZ029I/F3XSGZUI0RZ029I.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3X/SGZU/I0RZ029I/F3XSGZUI0RZ029I.SMALL.jpg projectsugru It's pretty amazing how much easier it is to use our smartphones as GPS these days! But anyone who does this regularly will know it really drains your battery, so you always need to keep it on charge when you're driving. This project will show you how to turn any in-car phone holder into a DIY wirel...
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Fri, 3 Oct 2014 07:13:51 PDT
The Magnetically Switched Altoids LED Flashlight! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Magnetic-Altoids-LED-Flashlight/
The Magnetically Switched Altoids LED Flashlight! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/0OBU/I0HYNRWI/FVP0OBUI0HYNRWI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/0OBU/I0HYNRWI/FVP0OBUI0HYNRWI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FVP/0OBU/I0HYNRWI/FVP0OBUI0HYNRWI.SMALL.jpg changingelectronics Well, The Instructables by Joshua Zimmerman, How to build a better Altoids Flashlight was AMAZING. The altoids smalls, the pushbutton, LED's, it was great. And then, the instructables by DanielX was great, Altoids smalls magnetic switch Flashlight is also AMAZING! But, they both had some flaws, and ...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:31:24 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....
By: BlondeJamesDean

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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:19:20 PDT
Helping Hands Vise http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hands-Vise/
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By: Mike Vans

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Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:42:29 PDT
Learning to Solder: http://www.instructables.com/id/Learning-to-Solder-1/
Learning to Solder: - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/R6OA/I0466G0C/FDXR6OAI0466G0C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/R6OA/I0466G0C/FDXR6OAI0466G0C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDX/R6OA/I0466G0C/FDXR6OAI0466G0C.SMALL.jpg Tmarconi15 Learning to Solder: Getting Ahead with Liquid Lead**This is a project for my high school robotics class. Helpful comments and suggestions are appreciated!**Welcome to Learning to Solder! Hopefully after following these steps you will be comfortable with how to solder. Step 1: Equipment There are...
By: Tmarconi15

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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:05:17 PDT