Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - soldering - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:05:47 PDT BLOX v1.01 Shoestring Retro Style Cables http://www.instructables.com/id/Shoestring-Retro-Style-Cables/
Shoestring Retro Style Cables - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/BH17/I0LDOCVF/FFBBH17I0LDOCVF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/BH17/I0LDOCVF/FFBBH17I0LDOCVF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFB/BH17/I0LDOCVF/FFBBH17I0LDOCVF.SMALL.jpg danjovic This instructable shows you how to make amazing looking retro style cabling using ordinary shoestring. Materials and Tools You will need the following materials. Shoestring (or paracord);Coaxial cable; 2 Connectors;And at least the following toolsSoldering IronPliersCutting PliersSharp KnifeAlway...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:26:16 PDT
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Open-Source-USB-Rechargeable-Solderin/
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle Pro - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOO/4LY2/HX50394F/FOO4LY2HX50394F.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle What is Solderdoodle Pro? Now Solderdoodle Pro melts Lead-Free Solder!Please click below to visit our Kickstarter project page for Solderdoodle Pro and pre-order a production model!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solderdoodle-pro-700of-usb-rechargeable-solderingSolderdoodle Pro is a p...
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:53:41 PDT
Uses of Different Soldering Iron Tips http://www.instructables.com/id/Uses-of-Different-Soldering-Iron-Tips/
Uses of Different Soldering Iron Tips - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/SKPP/HXLDBB20/FFVSKPPHXLDBB20.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/SKPP/HXLDBB20/FFVSKPPHXLDBB20.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFV/SKPP/HXLDBB20/FFVSKPPHXLDBB20.SMALL.jpg JColvin91 I recently got a collection of soldering iron tips and realized that many people (including myself) might not know what the different tips are used for. After all, for a long time I was under the impression that there was only about three different types of soldering tips and only one useful type o...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:14:51 PDT
Soldering fume extractor arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-fume-extractor-arm/
Soldering fume extractor arm - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/J0H2/HSE94F53/FG9J0H2HSE94F53.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/J0H2/HSE94F53/FG9J0H2HSE94F53.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG9/J0H2/HSE94F53/FG9J0H2HSE94F53.SMALL.jpg mayfair2005 Hi everyone, this is my first Instructable so please let me know if anything should be changed :) So i decided it was time to update my ghetto helping hand work station and decided to go with the coolant hose style but that left me with a problem of having no fume extractor handy, a quick search...
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Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:51:20 PST
Roll your own patch cables http://www.instructables.com/id/Roll-your-own-patch-cables/
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Sat, 22 Feb 2014 07:28:17 PST
Backlit Sign http://www.instructables.com/id/Backlit-Sign/
Backlit Sign - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FH2/GE0S/HRTWLNME/FH2GE0SHRTWLNME.SMALL.jpg HeWhoMakesStuff I was commissioned to build a sign for a friend. I was given the text, (Strong Independent Woman Needs No Man) and a price limit of 100$. I had recently bought a Silhouette Portrait and wanted to use it to create the text. I also wanted to work with the flexible LED strips I had found. I pulled toge...
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Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:50:34 PST
"Third Hand" for soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Third-Hand-for-soldering/
"Third Hand" for soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/HR2L/HQVPZSDA/FOEHR2LHQVPZSDA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/HR2L/HQVPZSDA/FOEHR2LHQVPZSDA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOE/HR2L/HQVPZSDA/FOEHR2LHQVPZSDA.SMALL.jpg blhack Every third hand I have ever used has been really terrible. I've heard that coolant tubes (used in machining) make great third hands (they don't move around once you place them, and you can place them anywhere, at any angle, in 3D space).I looked online, and sparkfun (who I love), sells a third han...
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:44:56 PST
Electronics Soldering Mobile Workshop http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronics-Soldering-Mobile-Workshop/
Electronics Soldering Mobile Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/HD8X/HOHYD9AW/FSSHD8XHOHYD9AW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/HD8X/HOHYD9AW/FSSHD8XHOHYD9AW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FSS/HD8X/HOHYD9AW/FSSHD8XHOHYD9AW.SMALL.jpg laxap As occasional electronics enthusiasts, we like to solder kits, or try to repair things. We do not have a dedicated place for soldering, and are each time chasing after our essential stuff: The soldering iron Small tools, multimeter Parts and supplies A good light An extension c...
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Mon, 2 Dec 2013 06:53:51 PST
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!!!You can find more informations at our website: bastl-instruments.comBefore you start: The board solders from both sides.The components goes always above its printed sign, so it covers the printed sign!You should know that there are some differences between...
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Fri, 4 Oct 2013 13:30:38 PDT
Simple Skillet Surface-mount Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Skillet-Surface-mount-Soldering/
Simple Skillet Surface-mount Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/GK73/HJFXHPG8/F3FGK73HJFXHPG8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/GK73/HJFXHPG8/F3FGK73HJFXHPG8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3F/GK73/HJFXHPG8/F3FGK73HJFXHPG8.SMALL.jpg countspicy In this Instructable, I will cover how you can reflow solder surface mount components on single-sided circuit boards using an ordinary skillet and just a couple inexpensive tools. I found inspiration for this tutorial after reading this handy guide on Sparkfun's website. https://www.sparkfun.com/tu...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 04:53:31 PDT
Soldering stencils for DIY circuit boards. http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-stencils-for-DIY-circuit-boards/
Soldering stencils for DIY circuit boards. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/IVQ0/HIWHR2WJ/F2VIVQ0HIWHR2WJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/IVQ0/HIWHR2WJ/F2VIVQ0HIWHR2WJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2V/IVQ0/HIWHR2WJ/F2VIVQ0HIWHR2WJ.SMALL.jpg steveastrouk This is useful tip for anyone making or using surface mount components on PCBs.  It relies on access to a laser cutter, so if you don't have one, look away now..... I cut a plastic stencil on the laser, align it with the PCB pads and then squeegee a thin layer of solder paste through the holes.  ...
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Tue, 9 Jul 2013 12:19:36 PDT
How to Make a Solder Buddy (from sheet plastic) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Solder-Buddy-from-sheet-plastic/
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Sun, 3 Mar 2013 14:40:59 PST
Polyimide (Kapton) PCB Solder Paste Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/Polyimide-Kapton-PCB-Solder-Paste-Stencil/
Polyimide (Kapton) PCB Solder Paste Stencil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/5YUN/HAUNNH56/F2Y5YUNHAUNNH56.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/5YUN/HAUNNH56/F2Y5YUNHAUNNH56.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2Y/5YUN/HAUNNH56/F2Y5YUNHAUNNH56.SMALL.jpg cmiyc Creating a solder paste stencil for a toaster reflow oven or hot plate is simple when you have access to a laser cutter.  I used the Laser Cutter at my local TechShop to create this and other PCB stencils. This Instructable assumes you have created a PCB and are able to generate the Gerber Files fo...
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Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:13:28 PST
How to make a soldering iron with a 6 volts battery. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-soldering-iron-with-a-6-volts-batter/
How to make a soldering iron with a 6 volts battery. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/6YRD/H8RVBC96/FYL6YRDH8RVBC96.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/6YRD/H8RVBC96/FYL6YRDH8RVBC96.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYL/6YRD/H8RVBC96/FYL6YRDH8RVBC96.SMALL.jpg samaddon Hi, friends! today i am showing you how to make a soldering iron from a 6v battery. this is the easier way and the safest method ! it gets hot up-to 60 degree C in only 10 seconds. here is the picture of it! i consist of two wires + and - . the blue  and yellow  stuff is your soldering iron and the ...
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 00:44:41 PDT
Professional Home Brew PCB: Creating a solder mask using UV curable paint http://www.instructables.com/id/Professional-Home-Brew-PCB-Creating-a-solder-mask/
Professional Home Brew PCB: Creating a solder mask using UV curable paint - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/RDS4/H6MEZXC2/FZVRDS4H6MEZXC2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/RDS4/H6MEZXC2/FZVRDS4H6MEZXC2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZV/RDS4/H6MEZXC2/FZVRDS4H6MEZXC2.SMALL.jpg sdelaney I noticed that on ebay you can purchase UV curable paint for creating solder masks on your home etched PCBs , but the attached instructions that it comes with are woeful. On the auction description and the bit of paper that eventually came with it all it said was. -  Apply paint on your PCB -  Spre...
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Sun, 9 Sep 2012 07:32:38 PDT
How to make DIY Solder Paste for tinning PCBs at home http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-DIY-Solder-Paste-for-tinning-PCBs-at-h/
How to make DIY Solder Paste for tinning PCBs at home - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/1BT4/H4AGKUVI/FCC1BT4H4AGKUVI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/1BT4/H4AGKUVI/FCC1BT4H4AGKUVI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/1BT4/H4AGKUVI/FCC1BT4H4AGKUVI.SMALL.jpg dflam I was looking for a solution for pre-tinning my DIY PCB boards. One way to do this is by reflowing solder paste. Another very cool use is repairing brass instruments - like trumpets, trombones and tubas, because all you need to do is heat up a joint with the paste in place and it magically bonds at ...
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:10:38 PDT
soldering gun http://www.instructables.com/id/soldering-gun/
soldering gun - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/GSZ7/H1ZG740O/FHYGSZ7H1ZG740O.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/GSZ7/H1ZG740O/FHYGSZ7H1ZG740O.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHY/GSZ7/H1ZG740O/FHYGSZ7H1ZG740O.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus A soldering gun is a pistol-shaped soldering tool, named for their rough appearance to a firearm. Why settle for an approximation when you can have a real soldering gun?! Bring this little baby to bear on your next PCB. Point, pull, and let the heater rip. It's not so far fetched: A steady hand, a ...
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Thu, 24 May 2012 14:16:45 PDT
DIY Soldering Reflow Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Soldering-Reflow-Oven/
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Mon, 30 Apr 2012 13:09:14 PDT
Soldering basic SMD http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-basic-SMD/
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Sat, 21 Apr 2012 07:38:01 PDT
How To: Desoldering http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Desoldering/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:30:40 PDT
How To: Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Soldering/
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Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:29:00 PDT
Build Adjustable DC-DC Converter on Flowerpad Protoboard http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-Adjustable-DC-DC-Converter-on-Flowerpad-Prot/
Build Adjustable DC-DC Converter on Flowerpad Protoboard - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/H46A/H04631CB/FCCH46AH04631CB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/H46A/H04631CB/FCCH46AH04631CB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCC/H46A/H04631CB/FCCH46AH04631CB.SMALL.jpg ElecFreaks I’ll show you how I made the step-down DCDC converter on the FlowerPad-NoPlated protoboard, and finally power a 5W HB LED. The DCDC itself is nothing we haven’t seen before, but the construction of this thing is amazing. The entire build is on the NoPlated ProtoBoard, meaning there are no wires at a...
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Fri, 23 Mar 2012 08:08:43 PDT
Extreme Desoldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-Desoldering/
Extreme Desoldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/WXK5/GZACJHE7/F68WXK5GZACJHE7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/WXK5/GZACJHE7/F68WXK5GZACJHE7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F68/WXK5/GZACJHE7/F68WXK5GZACJHE7.SMALL.jpg mpilchfamily We all know how to use a Desoldering Iron, Brade, or Pump to desolder components one lead at a time. Not only is this slow and tedious, but its not much fun either. Now a heat gun makes things a little more interesting but is better suited for Surface Mounted Technology (SMT). I wanted to take thing...
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Mon, 5 Mar 2012 17:26:30 PST
How to Solder SMD ICs the easy way! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-SMD-ICs-the-easy-way/
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Fri, 3 Feb 2012 20:02:46 PST
Electrical Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Electrical-Soldering/
Electrical Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WK9N/GY1981GK/FGMWK9NGY1981GK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WK9N/GY1981GK/FGMWK9NGY1981GK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGM/WK9N/GY1981GK/FGMWK9NGY1981GK.SMALL.jpg Togglesmith Electrical Soldering is the basis of all modern electronics.  Although integrated circuits can largely be manufactured without it, they could not be connected to anything else without soldering. In short, solder is an allow of tin and lead, with a fairly low melting point.  It bonds to most metals ...
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Tue, 31 Jan 2012 19:10:27 PST
Soldering fume ventilator from PSU http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-fume-ventilator-from-PSU/
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Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:11:08 PST
Helping Hand with Arm http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hand-with-Arm/
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Fri, 20 Jan 2012 09:53:50 PST
ADJUSTABLE PCB VICE http://www.instructables.com/id/ADJUSTABLE-PCB-VICE/
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Wed, 16 Nov 2011 00:29:14 PST
How to build a Fume Extractor on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-build-a-Fume-Extractor-on-the-cheap/
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Sun, 8 Jan 2012 15:07:09 PST
Combine 2 broken TV's into 1 working http://www.instructables.com/id/Combine-2-broken-TVs-into-1-working/
Combine 2 broken TV's into 1 working - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/C5EE/GVSACPLU/FEBC5EEGVSACPLU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/C5EE/GVSACPLU/FEBC5EEGVSACPLU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEB/C5EE/GVSACPLU/FEBC5EEGVSACPLU.SMALL.jpg Redion So one day I had an idea, "What if 2 broken different screen size TV's have the same interface for the LCD panel, would I be able to make one that is working from those two?" So I checked this theory... and the result is: YES IT IS POSSIBLE It is advisable that the TVs that are going to be combined...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:27:36 PST
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire) http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Stand-Made-Out-Of-Wire/
Soldering Iron Stand (Made Out Of Wire) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/KKIS/GVLRXXT8/F9YKKISGVLRXXT8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/KKIS/GVLRXXT8/F9YKKISGVLRXXT8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9Y/KKIS/GVLRXXT8/F9YKKISGVLRXXT8.SMALL.jpg rageous Hello, I have a couple soldering irons, but no stand; I occasionally solder various stuff and i seem to always be using a make-shift, unsafe items to hold the iron.... When I saw this challenge it prompted me to build a stand out of wire. This is my first instructable, so any constructive critisism ...
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Wed, 30 Nov 2011 20:21:38 PST
Custom header connector cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Custom-header-connector-cable/
Custom header connector cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/RZL3/GVIYNDEH/FE6RZL3GVIYNDEH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/RZL3/GVIYNDEH/FE6RZL3GVIYNDEH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE6/RZL3/GVIYNDEH/FE6RZL3GVIYNDEH.SMALL.jpg bratan Today I will show you how to make a female-to-female multipin connector cable for standard headers with help of some heat shrink tubing. You can use same technique for making male to male or male to female cables with as many pins as desired.  It's a real "ghetto" way (compared to using special crim...
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Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:56:31 PST
Solder smoke air filter http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-smoke-air-filter/
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Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:33:57 PST
Hack a Toaster Oven for Reflow Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Hack-a-Toaster-Oven-for-Reflow-Soldering/
Hack a Toaster Oven for Reflow Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/TUPQ/GUGD44Q7/FQ1TUPQGUGD44Q7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/TUPQ/GUGD44Q7/FQ1TUPQGUGD44Q7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ1/TUPQ/GUGD44Q7/FQ1TUPQGUGD44Q7.SMALL.jpg frank26080115 As I get more serious into my electronics hobby, I need to work with more SMD components. Some component packages are very difficult or impossible to solder with a traditional soldering iron. To solve this problem, I decided to hack a toaster oven to become a reflow soldering oven. Basically, to pe...
By: frank26080115

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Mon, 14 Nov 2011 03:05:18 PST
Soldering Tutorial: Inline Splicing http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Tutorial-Inline-Splicing/
Soldering Tutorial: Inline Splicing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/K18D/GUEN7O60/FA5K18DGUEN7O60.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/K18D/GUEN7O60/FA5K18DGUEN7O60.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FA5/K18D/GUEN7O60/FA5K18DGUEN7O60.SMALL.jpg tjbrown Soldering is an essential skill for hobbyists and anyone interested in DIY electronics projects. This article will provide step-by-step instructions for inline splicing, a widely used procedure in electronic assemblies. Inline splicing involves joining two stranded wires in a straight line. The inst...
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Sun, 30 Oct 2011 17:25:27 PDT
Desoldering tool http://www.instructables.com/id/Desoldering-tool/
Desoldering tool - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/2ES9/FWBNM3GD/F4M2ES9FWBNM3GD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/2ES9/FWBNM3GD/F4M2ES9FWBNM3GD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4M/2ES9/FWBNM3GD/F4M2ES9FWBNM3GD.SMALL.jpg damirvk It is a tool for desoldering (multi leg) electronic components with 3 or more pins. Theory behind this project is fairly simple. Dissolved solder in heated container heats all contacts of electronic component placed together with PCB on this tool. All you have to do is remove component from PCB with...
By: damirvk

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Thu, 25 Jun 2009 15:40:48 PDT
Guide to field Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Guide-to-field-Soldering/
Guide to field Soldering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/8DN8/V99EWVV2NLT/FXP8DN8V99EWVV2NLT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/8DN8/V99EWVV2NLT/FXP8DN8V99EWVV2NLT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FXP/8DN8/V99EWVV2NLT/FXP8DN8V99EWVV2NLT.SMALL.jpg stone3408 This is a kit that will allow you to do many soldering tasks in the field, cost about $8.00, and it all fits in an Altoids tin! I've used this same set of stuff for years now and was inspired to share it based on a recent instructable on soldering (an outstanding one). This instructable goes one s...
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Sat, 13 Jan 2007 20:11:02 PST
DIY Customized Circuit Board (PCB Making) http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-Customized-Circuit-Board-Made-Easy/
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By: ASCAS

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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 08:54:15 PDT
Soldering 101: Lesson 1: Tin the Tip http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-101%3a-Lesson-1%3a-Tin-the-Tip/
Soldering 101: Lesson 1: Tin the Tip - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/QY4E/WZXEWUSKX7J/F6GQY4EWZXEWUSKX7J.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/QY4E/WZXEWUSKX7J/F6GQY4EWZXEWUSKX7J.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6G/QY4E/WZXEWUSKX7J/F6GQY4EWZXEWUSKX7J.SMALL.jpg royalestel This short and easy instructable shows how (and why!) you tin the tip of the soldering iron. Never soldered before? Here's where to start.If you appreciate this instructible, please visit my blog for more ideas:GoodCleanCrazyLast week I decided to make a USB powered flashlight. While I know a lot ...
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Fri, 12 Jan 2007 11:55:24 PST
Ultimate Helping Hands/Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Helping-HandsStation/
Ultimate Helping Hands/Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/GDGK/G43E4SFS/F59GDGKG43E4SFS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/GDGK/G43E4SFS/F59GDGKG43E4SFS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F59/GDGK/G43E4SFS/F59GDGKG43E4SFS.SMALL.jpg HM-Innovations Well we just finished our project for the ultimate helping hands, just exactly what is the Ultimate Helping Hand Station? well it's a soldering station that pretty much does everything. Hold your iron, cleans it, tins it, holds ur project, illuminates your working area, etc etc etc. Take a look at o...
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Mon, 11 Jan 2010 22:57:47 PST
Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Station/
Soldering Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WPHR/F1SIJZP0/F0DWPHRF1SIJZP0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WPHR/F1SIJZP0/F0DWPHRF1SIJZP0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0D/WPHR/F1SIJZP0/F0DWPHRF1SIJZP0.SMALL.jpg StepsoftheSun Wait, so why are soldering iron holders, helping hands, and solder dispensers not bundled together? I work all over the room/house/town and don't want to have to rummage about, looking for helping hands then solder then a place to put my hot, kinda crappy iron... And the soldering station was bor...
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Mon, 21 May 2007 19:01:17 PDT
Pocket-Sized Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-Sized-Fume-Extractor/
Pocket-Sized Fume Extractor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/NWDF/GP7IHLJZ/F4BNWDFGP7IHLJZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/NWDF/GP7IHLJZ/F4BNWDFGP7IHLJZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4B/NWDF/GP7IHLJZ/F4BNWDFGP7IHLJZ.SMALL.jpg geo526468 The purpose of the pocket-sized fume extractor is to remove all harmful fumes from the air that are created by smoldering solder.  The fume extractor was built using very few parts and simply gets its job done wherever and whenever you need it without requiring an electrical outlet or large amount o...
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Fri, 8 Jul 2011 11:22:15 PDT
How to Make a Solder Pen http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Solder-Pen/
How to Make a Solder Pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/8SXG/GOFFMGFU/F0S8SXGGOFFMGFU.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/8SXG/GOFFMGFU/F0S8SXGGOFFMGFU.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0S/8SXG/GOFFMGFU/F0S8SXGGOFFMGFU.SMALL.jpg lucas_m Hello All. Today I'll be going over the steps on how to make a Convenient Solder Pen. I find these a lot easier to use than pulling the solder directly from the spool.  Parts and Materials You will only need 2 different materials and 1 tool for this project: 1 Spool of Solder (I used 0.8mm / 0....
By: lucas_m

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Fri, 3 Jun 2011 14:36:37 PDT
wacky waving inflatable flailing tube monster http://www.instructables.com/id/wacky-waving-inflatable-flailing-tube-monster/
wacky waving inflatable flailing tube monster - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/4J78/GJQEKAPF/FJS4J78GJQEKAPF.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/4J78/GJQEKAPF/FJS4J78GJQEKAPF.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJS/4J78/GJQEKAPF/FJS4J78GJQEKAPF.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Aaaaaahhh, MONSTERS! Don't worry, these monsters are friendly...I think. Just like those crazy arm-flailing inflatable tube men seen at outdoor events, make your own scale variant with a reused computer fan, and some multi-coloured blinking LED's. This monster is sure to brighten up any space and ...
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Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:57:19 PST
Assembling a Triple Sensor Board http://www.instructables.com/id/Assembling-a-Triple-Sensor-Board/
Assembling a Triple Sensor Board - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/CN57/GB3XJR0A/FBBCN57GB3XJR0A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/CN57/GB3XJR0A/FBBCN57GB3XJR0A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBB/CN57/GB3XJR0A/FBBCN57GB3XJR0A.SMALL.jpg crfran05 This instructable shows how to assemble and solder the pieces of a triple sensor board.  This triple sensor board will be used in the SALAMANDER Sensors project ( salamandersensors.org ) to sense both light and water flow in local waterways.  Each individual triple sensor board will have on it a f...
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Fri, 9 Jul 2010 14:11:07 PDT
Hot air soldering gun from a desoldering iron with a vaccume pump http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-air-soldering-gun-from-a-desoldering-iron-with/
Hot air soldering gun from a desoldering iron with a vaccume pump - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/38AJ/GEI98R9C/FEI38AJGEI98R9C.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/38AJ/GEI98R9C/FEI38AJGEI98R9C.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEI/38AJ/GEI98R9C/FEI38AJGEI98R9C.SMALL.jpg delwin Here I'll show you how I converted my desoldering iron into a hot air soldering gun. Some may ask why is this tut when there is the easier one wit the iron from digikey. Well the answer is, digikey doesn't ship to europe and all I managed to find here is this type of desoldering irons. One more thin...
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Mon, 27 Sep 2010 08:41:48 PDT
Add Headphone Jack to Bop It and Toggle On/Off Primary Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Add-Headphone-Jack-to-Bop-It-and-Toggle-OnOff-Pri/
Add Headphone Jack to Bop It and Toggle On/Off Primary Speaker - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/OVS8/GGPFC3UZ/F7JOVS8GGPFC3UZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/OVS8/GGPFC3UZ/F7JOVS8GGPFC3UZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7J/OVS8/GGPFC3UZ/F7JOVS8GGPFC3UZ.SMALL.jpg jzzsxm My first Bop It not only had the distinct honor of being my favorite toy, one that I played with every day for hours while pacing around the house in a concentrated trance, but also held the honor of being my parents' least favorite toy.  Why would such an amazingly fun toy make my parents want to b...
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Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:27:08 PST
Toaster Oven Reflow Soldering (BGA) http://www.instructables.com/id/Toaster-Oven-Reflow-Soldering-BGA/
Toaster Oven Reflow Soldering (BGA) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/6AZX/CLXEP27QQX5/FJK6AZXCLXEP27QQX5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/6AZX/CLXEP27QQX5/FJK6AZXCLXEP27QQX5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJK/6AZX/CLXEP27QQX5/FJK6AZXCLXEP27QQX5.SMALL.jpg colin Doing solder reflow work can be expensive and difficult, but thankfully there exists a simple and elegant solution: Toaster Ovens. This project shows my preferred setup and the tricks that make the process run smooth. In this example I'll focus on doing reflow of a BGA (ball grid array). Find a ...
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Tue, 16 Aug 2005 15:06:51 PDT
How to hand-solder a PowerPad IC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hand-solder-a-PowerPad-IC/
How to hand-solder a PowerPad IC - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/0U19/G0AMJFDI/FJO0U19G0AMJFDI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/0U19/G0AMJFDI/FJO0U19G0AMJFDI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJO/0U19/G0AMJFDI/FJO0U19G0AMJFDI.SMALL.jpg endolith I made a really stupid mistake at work the other day and ended up blowing up an IC on a one-of-a-kind prototype. :'( Dying of embarrassment, I decided to try the impossible and replace it before anyone found out what happened. I've soldered surface-mount ICs before, but never any with a PowerPad on...
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Sat, 3 Oct 2009 11:02:29 PDT
How to neatly solder (without loads of wires!) decoupling caps on SMT microcontrollers. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-neatly-solder-without-loads-of-wires-dec/
How to neatly solder (without loads of wires!) decoupling caps on SMT microcontrollers. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/1WR5/FU0HZ5EX/FDC1WR5FU0HZ5EX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/1WR5/FU0HZ5EX/FDC1WR5FU0HZ5EX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDC/1WR5/FU0HZ5EX/FDC1WR5FU0HZ5EX.SMALL.jpg ste5442 This instructable is written to teach you how to use a neat and tidy method of prototyping with SMT microcontrollers (or other devices) on an adaptor board. After struggling to make a neat job of effectively decoupling the power pins on my PIC18F I decided something needed to be done! This instruc...
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Wed, 29 Apr 2009 05:25:43 PDT