Instructables: exploring - technology - soldering http://www.instructables.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 17:19:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 Make An Ultimate Helping Hand Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-An-Ultimate-Helping-Hand-Jig/
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:56:52 PDT
how to fix a broken ds lite http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-fix-a-broken-ds-lite/
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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:40:10 PDT
My portable workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/My-portable-workstation/
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Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:16:19 PDT
Repair your worn soldering tip (or make a new one) with household things http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-your-worn-soldering-tip-or-make-a-new-one-w/
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:17:57 PDT
Replacing Buttons on a Game System or Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Replacing-Buttons-on-a-Game-System-or-Controller/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/4C6R/HT3E0DJ5/F6N4C6RHT3E0DJ5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/4C6R/HT3E0DJ5/F6N4C6RHT3E0DJ5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6N/4C6R/HT3E0DJ5/F6N4C6RHT3E0DJ5.SMALL.jpg FossilFolk In this video, I replaced some poorly designed soft contact style buttons with hard tactile button on the directional pad of a Sudoku game system. This process will also work for TV or other remote controllers, video game controllers (especially older ones), or any other device with the soft style b...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 15:58:32 PDT
PORTABLE MINI LAB IN A BACKPACK http://www.instructables.com/id/PORTABLE-MINI-LAB-IN-A-BACKPACK/
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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 02:16:20 PDT
Plastic Jug Filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Plastic-Jug-Filter/
Plastic Jug Filter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/3XTK/HSRZJ7VQ/F8L3XTKHSRZJ7VQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/3XTK/HSRZJ7VQ/F8L3XTKHSRZJ7VQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8L/3XTK/HSRZJ7VQ/F8L3XTKHSRZJ7VQ.SMALL.jpg vreinkymov This instructable shows how to turn an HDPE plastic jug into a filter. This can be used to filter particulates from a chemical experiment for instance. Form the Funnel The top of the jug becomes the funnel: Use something to support a permanent marker. Keep the marker stationary and rotat...
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Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:03:47 PDT
Temporary Soldering Workaround http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Alternative/
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Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:07:48 PDT
Soldering fume extractor arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-fume-extractor-arm/
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:51:20 PST
Grandfather Clock Media Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Grandfather-Clock-Media-Center/
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Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:00:21 PST
How to make a Molex Power supply http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-Molex-Power-supply/
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:07:33 PST
Instant Helping Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Instant-Helping-Hand/
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 05:08:00 PST
Making Paper Soldering Stencils for Electronic Circuit Boards by Hand http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Paper-Soldering-Stencils-for-Electronic-Cir/
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Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:31:38 PST
Solar Powered Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Soldering-Station/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 21:59:51 PST
Simple tilt switch LED project http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-tilt-switch-LED-project/
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Fri, 14 Feb 2014 03:41:42 PST
DIY Helping Hands (used primarily when soldering) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Helping-Hands-used-primarily-when-soldering/
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Sun, 9 Feb 2014 17:43:22 PST
RGB Lantern http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Lantern/
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Mon, 3 Feb 2014 05:54:36 PST
"Third Hand" for soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-for-soldering/
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:44:56 PST
Soldering Chasing EL Wire http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Chasing-EL-Wire/
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Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:33:56 PST
Salvaging/Repairing electronics w/ reflow station http://www.instructables.com/id/SalvagingRepairing-electronics-w-reflow-station/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/0XJP/HQQLLEEO/FS10XJPHQQLLEEO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/0XJP/HQQLLEEO/FS10XJPHQQLLEEO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FS1/0XJP/HQQLLEEO/FS10XJPHQQLLEEO.SMALL.jpg mjcervantez I made this tutorial at TechShop in Chandler.  To find out more information about TechShop check out their website at www.techshop.ws.   *Disclaimer this is the minimum you will need to repair/reclaim electronic components.  Since this is the minimum you still run the possibility of heating the com...
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Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:11:03 PST
old dvd / soldering station http://www.instructables.com/id/old-dvd-soldering-station/
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:42:10 PST
De-soldering: Salvaging components from electronics. http://www.instructables.com/id/De-soldering-Salvaging-components-from-electronics/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/Y36W/HQP01LME/FWLY36WHQP01LME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/Y36W/HQP01LME/FWLY36WHQP01LME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWL/Y36W/HQP01LME/FWLY36WHQP01LME.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios There are many ways to do this, in this video I demonstrate two of those ways.  If you are going to use the torch/heat-gun method don't breathe the smoke, it is nasty stuff.  Even desoldering with an iron it still isn't good for you.  Feel free to butcher some components learning how to do this,  if...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 08:37:19 PST
Soldering tiny SMD components the easy and fast way (with a hotplate) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-tiny-SMD-components-the-easy-and-fast-wa/
Soldering tiny SMD components the easy and fast way (with a hotplate) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/H9UG/HQHHWGXQ/FNFH9UGHQHHWGXQ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/H9UG/HQHHWGXQ/FNFH9UGHQHHWGXQ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNF/H9UG/HQHHWGXQ/FNFH9UGHQHHWGXQ.SMALL.jpg ArvidJense I've being doing electronics for a little while and while SMD components seemed to provide a lot of advantages, I was intimidated by their small size; "how the hell do I solder that?" But as I wanted to use a specific tiny accelerometer for my project, which only came in the minuscule 2x2mm (about 1...
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Thu, 16 Jan 2014 01:30:15 PST
LED skateboard version 3! http://www.instructables.com/id/LED-skateboard-version-3/
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Sat, 11 Jan 2014 14:36:00 PST
Raspberry Pi Rain Box http://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Rain-Box/
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Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:30:31 PST
Electric Switch Puzzle http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Switch-Puzzle/
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Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:16:31 PST
Create an light-sensor Analog Squawk circuit! http://www.instructables.com/id/Create-an-light-sensor-Analog-Squawk-circuit/
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Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:05:00 PST
Solar USB Charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-USB-Charger-22/
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:02:42 PST
Variable Power Supply http://www.instructables.com/id/Variable-Power-Supply-2/
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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:52:34 PST
Toast-R-Reflow: Yet another toaster reflow oven conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Toast-R-Reflow-Yet-another-toaster-reflow-oven-con/
Toast-R-Reflow: Yet another toaster reflow oven conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/LYA4/HPAOY8MJ/F3FLYA4HPAOY8MJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/LYA4/HPAOY8MJ/F3FLYA4HPAOY8MJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/LYA4/HPAOY8MJ/F3FLYA4HPAOY8MJ.SMALL.jpg nwsayer Everybody and their brother has converted a toaster oven into a surface mount soldering "reflow" oven. I looked long and hard and found that I didn't like any one iteration of the project, so I did my own thing. I call it "Toast-R-Reflow." Reflow soldering requires an oven that is able to very clo...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 21:55:49 PST
Surface Mount Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Surface-Mount-Soldering-102/
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Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:02:03 PST
Basic Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Soldering/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/UT3K/HRPSXP3K/FWUUT3KHRPSXP3K.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/UT3K/HRPSXP3K/FWUUT3KHRPSXP3K.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWU/UT3K/HRPSXP3K/FWUUT3KHRPSXP3K.SMALL.jpg misperry In these videos we will be looking at how to solder the components to your PCB. It will include what tools to use such as Irons, fluxes, and de-soldering equipment
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Sat, 14 Dec 2013 21:49:09 PST
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno http://www.instructables.com/id/4X4X4-LED-Cube-w-Arduino-Uno/
4X4X4 LED Cube w/ Arduino Uno - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/ZH1S/HP0CR0EU/F4CZH1SHP0CR0EU.SMALL.jpg laurenk As someone who is very new to digital electronics this LED cube was fun to make, challenging and a great lesson in soldering. If you have some patience (64 LED's to solder!) and steady hands, this project will be well worth it in the end! Materials & Tools Materials: -64 LED's ( I used 3mm one...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 23:25:54 PST
Siduri – An Arduino Control Smart Coaster http://www.instructables.com/id/WaiterLite-Coaster/
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 06:11:46 PST
Electronics Soldering Mobile Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Soldering-Mobile-Workshop/
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 06:53:51 PST
TWSU How to assemble your own video console DIY GAMER http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-assemble-your-DIY-GAMER/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/GY8Q/HOHYJ16Y/F01GY8QHOHYJ16Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/GY8Q/HOHYJ16Y/F01GY8QHOHYJ16Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F01/GY8Q/HOHYJ16Y/F01GY8QHOHYJ16Y.SMALL.jpg techwillsaveus This tutorial will give you a quick overview about how to solder all the components on you DIY GAMER Kit! Have a look at our website: www.technologywillsaveus.org E-mail us on: info@technologywillsaveus.org Tweet us: @techwillsaveus
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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 05:00:14 PST
Capacitor Bank & Charger (first attempt & Mk2) http://www.instructables.com/id/Capacitor-Bank-Charger-first-attempt/
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 11:12:43 PST
how to fix a wasted VFD display (or anything else with snub pins) http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-fix-a-wasted-VFD-display-or-anything-else-w/
how to fix a wasted VFD display (or anything else with snub pins) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/LWTQ/HO7XN22G/F91LWTQHO7XN22G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/LWTQ/HO7XN22G/F91LWTQHO7XN22G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F91/LWTQ/HO7XN22G/F91LWTQHO7XN22G.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi When I was a young boy my parent's alarm-clock (already old at that time) stopped working. Once opening it I found a beautiful huge display but since I was a bit silly I didn't desoldered it, neither I left long pins, but to "refine" the edges I filed away every trace of pins. Now it's time to build...
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Sun, 24 Nov 2013 00:55:36 PST
Add Radio to a Syma S107 IR Helicopter (or any other IR device) http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Radio-to-an-Syma-S107-IR-Helicopter-or-any-oth/
Add Radio to a Syma S107 IR Helicopter (or any other IR device) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/QF66/HO7XGR3W/FG5QF66HO7XGR3W.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/QF66/HO7XGR3W/FG5QF66HO7XGR3W.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG5/QF66/HO7XGR3W/FG5QF66HO7XGR3W.SMALL.jpg PaulMakesThings Remote controlled helicopters and other toys have become incredibly advanced for a very low price, this is partially thanks to the huge mobile device market, which has pushed technology in small high energy batteries forward and ramped up production of micro motors. A stable micro helicopter which c...
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Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:04:37 PST
Simple Cheap VU Meter http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Cheap-VU-Meter/
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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:05:06 PST
Hockey Themed Goal Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Hockey-Themed-Goal-Light/
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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 15:23:29 PST
TWSU DIY Gamer (make your own games console) http://www.instructables.com/id/TWSU-DIY-Gamer-Make-your-own-games-console/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/6P1Y/HNM4CY14/FAQ6P1YHNM4CY14.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/6P1Y/HNM4CY14/FAQ6P1YHNM4CY14.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FAQ/6P1Y/HNM4CY14/FAQ6P1YHNM4CY14.SMALL.jpg techwillsaveus In this video tutorial we will walk you through of how to make and solder your very own games console, using our DIY Gamer Kit The DIY Gamer Kit is our latest Technology Kit, with which you will be able to build your own handheld games console then learn how to program your own video games using Ar...
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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 09:46:06 PST
No Etch Circuit Board Technique http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Etch-Circuit-Board-Technique/
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Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:33:14 PDT
Electric Eraser http://www.instructables.com/id/Electric-Eraser-3/
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Sat, 19 Oct 2013 15:49:09 PDT
Trinity Assembly http://www.instructables.com/id/Trinity-Assembly/
Trinity Assembly - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/S6RP/HME1QY6A/FH5S6RPHME1QY6A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/S6RP/HME1QY6A/FH5S6RPHME1QY6A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH5/S6RP/HME1QY6A/FH5S6RPHME1QY6A.SMALL.jpg bastl-instruments Hey dudes! Lets build the trinity synth! ! More information about the synth at: www.bastl-instruments.com Before you start: the board solders from both sides and the component goes always above its printed sign so it hides the sign! You should know that there are some differences between some of ...
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:30:38 PDT
Dark Activated Film Canister Night Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Dark-Activated-Film-Canister-Night-Light/
Dark Activated Film Canister Night Light - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/3G1V/HLSH5IF7/FDL3G1VHLSH5IF7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/3G1V/HLSH5IF7/FDL3G1VHLSH5IF7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/3G1V/HLSH5IF7/FDL3G1VHLSH5IF7.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club A light that turns on in the dark! Not as hard as it looks. We are beginners and if we could do it you could too. We liked the mini-mood lighting and the flashlights we made but wanted to try something else. Cool Cat has several film canister flashlights in his room and a mini mood light but he for...
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Mon, 23 Sep 2013 04:29:03 PDT
Easy Aluminum Solder Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Aluminum-Solder-Mask/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/8IVI/HKZ9LKW4/F948IVIHKZ9LKW4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/8IVI/HKZ9LKW4/F948IVIHKZ9LKW4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F94/8IVI/HKZ9LKW4/F948IVIHKZ9LKW4.SMALL.jpg JouleTime There are many websites that tell you how to etch circuits boards at home, how to make solder masks, and how to do oven reflow. I have read several before trying to do the project myself. Here is what worked for me and the few little adjustments I made to make it work better. Today we are going to s...
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Mon, 2 Sep 2013 07:31:45 PDT
Mood Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Atmosphere-Light/
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Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:36:05 PDT
Arduino Time-Lapse Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Time-Lapse-Controller/
Arduino Time-Lapse Controller - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/LF4B/HKPX6AK2/FGLLF4BHKPX6AK2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/LF4B/HKPX6AK2/FGLLF4BHKPX6AK2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGL/LF4B/HKPX6AK2/FGLLF4BHKPX6AK2.SMALL.jpg hacker3455 This project originally started out with a few simple parts thrown together to create a very simple time-lapse controller for a DSLR camera. After I was happy with the initial prototype, I wanted to make a final version which the programming of the "lapse time" was self contained into one single ent...
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 18:21:40 PDT
Film Canister Flashlight http://www.instructables.com/id/Film-Canister-Flashlight/
Film Canister Flashlight - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/JBFS/HKM946N3/FIRJBFSHKM946N3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/JBFS/HKM946N3/FIRJBFSHKM946N3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIR/JBFS/HKM946N3/FIRJBFSHKM946N3.SMALL.jpg Cats Science Club This film canister flashlight was more fun to build then an Altoids flashlight and feels so much more comfortable in our hands. Don't get us wrong, the Altoids tins are great. We just love the handiness of this little guy and no metal shavings when you drill into it!. We had it out by the pool as a ...
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Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:09:19 PDT