Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - soldering http://www.instructables.com Wed, 2 Sep 2015 01:34:38 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
6 Soldering Life Hacks http://www.instructables.com/id/6-Soldering-Life-Hacks/
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Mon, 17 Aug 2015 07:09:35 PDT
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
How to make a solder paste dispenser for SMD projects... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-set-up-repair-adjust-and-use-a-solder-paste/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 20:07:26 PDT
All about Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/All-about-Soldering/
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Sun, 16 Aug 2015 01:30:31 PDT
Simple PCB soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-PCB-soldering/
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Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:20:33 PDT
DIY AA Battery Powered Charging Station http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-AA-Battery-Powered-Charging-Station/
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Wed, 5 Aug 2015 06:01:50 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
Re-Soldering Automotive Modules http://www.instructables.com/id/Re-Soldering-Automotive-Modules/
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Sun, 2 Aug 2015 11:14:34 PDT
Soldered Metal Octopus http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldered-Metal-Octopus/
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Sat, 1 Aug 2015 09:26:37 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
How to Solder surface mount IC chips (pin sweeping) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-surface-mount-IC-chips/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:34:29 PDT
How to soldering all components of électronics http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-soldering-all-components-of-électronics/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:29:23 PDT
Solder Wire Art http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Wire-Art/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:46:25 PDT
Making A SMD Reflow Oven http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-A-SMD-Reflow-Oven/
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Mon, 27 Jul 2015 04:21:14 PDT
Mini power distribution bus http://www.instructables.com/id/Mini-power-distribution-bus/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 21:49:22 PDT
How to Solder Perfectly! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Perfectly/
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Fri, 24 Jul 2015 18:12:00 PDT
Electronic Paint Intro http://www.instructables.com/id/Electronic-Paint-Intro/
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Tue, 21 Jul 2015 14:28:54 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
Guitar Contact Microphone Preamp http://www.instructables.com/id/Guitar-Contact-Microphone-Preamp/
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:38:23 PDT
Turn An Old CPU Cooler Into a New Soldering Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-An-Old-CPU-Cooler-Into-a-New-Soldering-Fan/
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Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:01:18 PDT
Small fan for soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Small-fan-for-soldering/
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Thu, 2 Jul 2015 06:06:20 PDT
PCB Assembly Fixture http://www.instructables.com/id/PCB-Assembly-Fixture/
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Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:44:39 PDT
How to make a cheap fuse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-cheap-fuse-1/
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:39:51 PDT
Make MacBook charger work for Imax B6 lipo charger http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-MacBook-charger-work-for-Imax-B6-lipo-charger/
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Sat, 27 Jun 2015 07:55:08 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
How To Convert AC To DC http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Convert-AC-To-DC/
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 13:38:20 PDT
Uneven soldering technique to reduce risk of short http://www.instructables.com/id/Uneven-soldering-technique-to-reduce-risk-of-short/
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Sat, 13 Jun 2015 21:37:57 PDT
Game Boy Color Replace Speaker http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-Boy-Color-Replace-Speaker/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:33:31 PDT
How to Solder? http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-19/
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Fri, 12 Jun 2015 10:19:50 PDT
Wire Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Wire-Soldering/
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Sat, 6 Jun 2015 11:06:37 PDT
DIY Soldering Iron from household items http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Soldering-Iron-from-household-items/
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Tue, 2 Jun 2015 11:56:06 PDT
Pcb etching solution http://www.instructables.com/id/Pcb-etching-solution/
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Mon, 25 May 2015 10:19:20 PDT
3ème Main avec ventilateur http://www.instructables.com/id/3ème-main-avec-ventilateur/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 12:18:01 PDT
Portable Soldering Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Soldering-Station/
Portable Soldering Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/DHOG/I9YBPQWC/F2PDHOGI9YBPQWC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/DHOG/I9YBPQWC/F2PDHOGI9YBPQWC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2P/DHOG/I9YBPQWC/F2PDHOGI9YBPQWC.SMALL.jpg Liability In this instructable I am going to show you how to make a cheap soldering station that will give you a clean organized place to do some basic soldiering. This is my first instructable so if it isn't the best I am sorry, please let me know any questions and ill be happy to help.ALL THE PARTS FOR THIS...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 15:14:27 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
Solder Fume Vent From An Old PSU http://www.instructables.com/id/Solder-Fume-Vent-From-An-Old-PSU/
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Sat, 2 May 2015 03:38:14 PDT
Game Boy Tutorial: Repair Dead Vertical Lines http://www.instructables.com/id/Game-Boy-Tutorial-Repair-Dead-Vertical-Lines/
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 16:57:33 PDT
DIY PS/2 Keyboard Adapter For LSDj (Game Boy) http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-PS2-Keyboard-Adapter-For-LSDj-Game-Boy/
DIY PS/2 Keyboard Adapter For LSDj (Game Boy) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/QX1S/I8764SMA/FLMQX1SI8764SMA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/QX1S/I8764SMA/FLMQX1SI8764SMA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLM/QX1S/I8764SMA/FLMQX1SI8764SMA.SMALL.jpg asmretro NOTE: Link cables all vary in design. We can not guarantee that this tutorial will be applicable for your cable.Parts Required: Gameboy & Gameboy Color Link Cable (Aftermarket preferred) DIN 6 / PS/2 female adapter - http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/MD-60J/C... Wire Strippers/Cutters Hea...
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Tue, 7 Apr 2015 13:07:08 PDT
Little trick for desoldering through hole components http://www.instructables.com/id/Little-trick-for-desoldering-through-hole-componen/
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By: Libahunt

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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/
Hot Plate Soldering using Low Temperature Solder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/Z7Q6/I7ELD6DE/FQQZ7Q6I7ELD6DE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/Z7Q6/I7ELD6DE/FQQZ7Q6I7ELD6DE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQQ/Z7Q6/I7ELD6DE/FQQZ7Q6I7ELD6DE.SMALL.jpg daveg1k This is a guide on how to assemble SMT devices on a flexible low-cost PET PCB. We use a hot plate to solder SMT devices to the PET substrates using low temperature Tin Bismuth solder.Soldering components onto PET substrates must be done using low temperature solder, normal lead free solder is not su...
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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/
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Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:25:56 PDT
Solve soldering iron black tip http://www.instructables.com/id/Solve-soldering-iron-black-tip/
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:23:48 PST
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
Repair Logitech G602 wheel-button http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Logitech-G602-wheel-button/
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Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:04:14 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
Lead-Free Soldering with a 2 in 1 Hot Air Iron Solder Station http://www.instructables.com/id/2-in-1-Hot-Air-Iron-Solder-Station-Review/
Lead-Free Soldering with a 2 in 1 Hot Air Iron Solder Station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/KNAI/I6KNBGKT/FCYKNAII6KNBGKT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/KNAI/I6KNBGKT/FCYKNAII6KNBGKT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCY/KNAI/I6KNBGKT/FCYKNAII6KNBGKT.SMALL.jpg Solarcycle This is an Instructable on lead-free soldering with a 2 in 1 Hot Air Iron Solder StationBefore this station, I was using a Weller station, but over the years it was worn down and didn't control temperature very well. This new station got to temperature very fast and accurately! I'm using this statio...
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:48:23 PST