Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - soldering - featured http://www.instructables.com Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:50:00 PDT BLOX v1.01 Helping Hand For Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Helping-Hand-for-Soldering/
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Wed, 20 Apr 2016 03:32:23 PDT
Fixing Your Mouse Double Click Issue (replacing Microswitch on Razer Deathadder 3.5G) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-Your-Mouse-Double-Click-Issue-replacing-Mic/
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Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:34:47 PDT
How to make a lithium battery for an electric bicycle http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Lithium-Battery-for-an-Electric-Bicy/
How to make a lithium battery for an electric bicycle - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/TWQN/IN2383N8/FUFTWQNIN2383N8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/TWQN/IN2383N8/FUFTWQNIN2383N8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUF/TWQN/IN2383N8/FUFTWQNIN2383N8.SMALL.jpg mlt34 Electric bicycles use batteries made from lithium ion cells. One of the most common types is a cylindrical cell called an 18650 cell, named so because it is 18 mm in diameter and 65 mm long. I'll show you how you can create your own DIY electric bicycle battery from these cells for much less than th...
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 13:42:16 PDT
Soldering Iron Stand made from U-pins http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Iron-Stand-Made-From-U-pins/
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Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:39:48 PDT
SMD Soldering Reflow Oven (ControLeo2 based) http://www.instructables.com/id/SMD-Soldering-Reflow-Oven-ControLeo2-Based/
SMD Soldering Reflow Oven (ControLeo2 based) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/3KVU/IM53R2AB/FKY3KVUIM53R2AB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/3KVU/IM53R2AB/FKY3KVUIM53R2AB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FKY/3KVU/IM53R2AB/FKY3KVUIM53R2AB.SMALL.jpg hpb I'm sure you've seen a ton of these by now. If you are a maker then this is one tool that you MUST have. Its convenient fast and you can even do a small production batch with these. If you are completely new to SMD soldering then search for reflow soldering and you'll get tons of information.This pa...
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Wed, 23 Mar 2016 13:31:30 PDT
TP-LINK TL-MR3040 Antenna Mod using U.FL SMT connector http://www.instructables.com/id/TP-LINK-TL-MR3040-Antenna-Mod-Using-UFL-SMT-Connec/
TP-LINK TL-MR3040 Antenna Mod using U.FL SMT connector - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/O588/IK5PYWNK/F4FO588IK5PYWNK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/O588/IK5PYWNK/F4FO588IK5PYWNK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4F/O588/IK5PYWNK/F4FO588IK5PYWNK.SMALL.jpg the_plaid_scientist Wanted to expand the range of my MR3040 by adding an external antenna via a new SMT U.FL connector and RP-SMA pigtail. No fancy tools or special training required to build.I've also done the WR703Nhttp://www.instructables.com/id/TP-LINK-TL-WR703N-Antenna-Mod-Using-UFL-SMT-Connec/ Gather Materials ...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 19:18:35 PST
Motor Driver Module http://www.instructables.com/id/Motor-Driver-Module/
Motor Driver Module - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/NJ2I/ILWLB961/F48NJ2IILWLB961.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/NJ2I/ILWLB961/F48NJ2IILWLB961.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F48/NJ2I/ILWLB961/F48NJ2IILWLB961.SMALL.jpg ammar Khalil Hi guys.This is my first Instructable , Hope you'll like it.In this Instructable I'm going to show you how to make a motor driver module for just $1 and few Buks. Its very easy to make ,but all you need is some basic Soldering skills. If you are expert in making PCB and designing layout for your boa...
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Tue, 2 Feb 2016 11:12:35 PST
POOR MANS SOLDER POT http://www.instructables.com/id/POOR-MANS-SOLDER-POT/
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Sat, 5 Dec 2015 08:48:04 PST
Ventilated soldering station http://www.instructables.com/id/Ventilated-soldering-station/
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Wed, 18 Nov 2015 08:26:15 PST
Perfboard Solder Pads http://www.instructables.com/id/Perfboard-Solder-Pads/
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Sun, 8 Nov 2015 17:29:47 PST
Soldering iron holder from brick http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-iron-holder-from-brick/
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Sun, 1 Nov 2015 06:19:24 PST
Super simple and cheap soldering helping hand. http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-simple-and-cheap-soldering-helping-hand/
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Fri, 6 Nov 2015 11:57:09 PST
Fume blower http://www.instructables.com/id/Fume-blower/
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Thu, 22 Oct 2015 05:57:12 PDT
Solder LED Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-LED-Fume-Extractor/
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Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:06:30 PDT
5 min Soldering Iron Base http://www.instructables.com/id/5-min-Soldering-Iron-Base/
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 15:33:06 PDT
Basic modifiable soldering station http://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-modifiable-soldering-station/
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Sat, 5 Sep 2015 13:46:43 PDT
Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Fume-Extractor-1/
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Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:21:23 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
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
Stained Glass Bowl Using Copper Foil and Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Stained-Glass-Bowl-Using-Copper-Foil-and-Solder/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:58:16 PDT
Simple PCB soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PCB-soldering/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:20:33 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
DIY Solder Paste Stencil http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Solder-Paste-Stencil-wthe-Silhouette-Portrait/
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Sat, 18 Jul 2015 18:21:55 PDT
DIY Powerful Solder Fume Extractor http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Powerful-Solder-Fume-Extractor/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:06:15 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
PCB Assembly Fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Assembly-Fixture/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:44:39 PDT
Make a Contact Microphone http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Contact-Microphone/
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:11:53 PDT
Yet another tutorial on how to solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-tutorial-on-how-to-solder/
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Sun, 10 May 2015 08:08:06 PDT
Little trick for desoldering through hole components http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-trick-for-desoldering-through-hole-componen/
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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 12:18:06 PDT
Hot Plate Soldering using Low Temperature Solder http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Plate-Soldering-using-Low-Temperature-Solder/
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Thu, 19 Mar 2015 04:17:53 PDT
Variable Power Control for Soldering Pencil Iron (cheap & easy) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Portable-Cheap-Variable-Power-Control-for-your/
Variable Power Control for Soldering Pencil Iron (cheap & easy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/FCZT/I7AB3OPC/F0KFCZTI7AB3OPC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/FCZT/I7AB3OPC/F0KFCZTI7AB3OPC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0K/FCZT/I7AB3OPC/F0KFCZTI7AB3OPC.SMALL.jpg andy_8a Portable and nice little bastard.... Electronic Diagram The circuit diagram its based on the Weller WLC100 electronic soldering station, and was reproduced by Tony Van Roon, so you'll sure that this has been test it so many times before... Parts and tools You will need:2 - Diodes 1N4004 (can b...
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Sun, 15 Mar 2015 22:38:54 PDT
The poor man's soldering iron http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Poor-Mans-soldering-iron/
The poor man's soldering iron - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/QOEX/I6W2S2B7/FNPQOEXI6W2S2B7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/QOEX/I6W2S2B7/FNPQOEXI6W2S2B7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FNP/QOEX/I6W2S2B7/FNPQOEXI6W2S2B7.SMALL.jpg Rubbish Raider Welcome to my first instructable! As said in the title, I will try to teach you how to build a simple soldering iron at little to no expense. "Why should I build a soldering iron instead of buying one?" Apart from the little cost of the project (most people can manage to assemble their soldering iro...
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:25:56 PDT
Repair Broken Sennheiser Headphones http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Broken-Sennheiser-Headphones/
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Mon, 2 Mar 2015 13:40:10 PST
Aligator clip connector for MakeyMakey http://www.instructables.com/id/Aligator-clip-connector-for-MakeyMakey/
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:53:27 PST
How to Solder Without Electricity (or a Soldering Iron) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Without-Electricity-or-a-Soldering-I/
How to Solder Without Electricity (or a Soldering Iron) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/YODX/I6H7EWMH/FTIYODXI6H7EWMH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/YODX/I6H7EWMH/FTIYODXI6H7EWMH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTI/YODX/I6H7EWMH/FTIYODXI6H7EWMH.SMALL.jpg DIY Hacks and How Tos Soldering is a valuable skill. There are a lot of situations where the ability to repair or modify electronics can really save the day. But most people don't carry a soldering iron around with them. And even if you did have a soldering iron, there is a good chance that you might not have access to e...
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:26 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
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
Mechanical Pencil Solder Loader http://www.instructables.com/id/Mechanical-Pencil-Solder-Loader/
Mechanical Pencil Solder Loader - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/WUDD/I49RNYHM/F5VWUDDI49RNYHM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/WUDD/I49RNYHM/F5VWUDDI49RNYHM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5V/WUDD/I49RNYHM/F5VWUDDI49RNYHM.SMALL.jpg bneo99 The Mechanical Pencil Solder Loader, just a cooler way to store/load your solder. Using a 0.7mm mechanical pencil and some 0.7mm solder, this little beautiful thing is made......So, why would I need something like this? Wouldn't directly using solder from it's spool easier?Well yeah but who knows? I...
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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:48:17 PST
Installing a Killswitch into a guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-a-Killswitch-into-a-guitar/
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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:26:22 PST
Soldering headers without drilling holes http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-headers-without-drilling-holes/
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Wed, 8 Oct 2014 06:37:55 PDT
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 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 is a portable, cordless, USB rechargeable soldering iron. It is based off my original Open Source project: "Solar 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/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:14:51 PDT
Un Tarjetero muy Geek http://www.instructables.com/id/Un-Tarjetero-muy-Geek/
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 17:19:09 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/
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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/
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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