Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - soldering http://www.instructables.com Sat, 4 Jul 2015 21:42:26 PDT BLOX v1.01 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/
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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/
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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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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/
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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/
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Tue, 24 Feb 2015 08:48:23 PST
How to Solder Without Electricity (or a Soldering Iron) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solder-Without-Electricity-or-a-Soldering-I/
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Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:19:26 PST
DIY Soldering Station for HAKKO 907 http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Soldering-Station-for-HAKKO-907/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:54:32 PST
Testing a 3 in 1 Soldering Workstation http://www.instructables.com/id/Testing-a-3-in-1-Soldering-Workstation/
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 09:00:10 PST
Safety Before Soldering http://www.instructables.com/id/Safety-Before-Soldering/
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By: makeosaurus

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Sun, 1 Feb 2015 05:30:35 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...
By: GwanTL

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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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By: HippyNerd

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:23:15 PST
Atary Lynx II - LED Backlight Install http://www.instructables.com/id/Atary-Lynx-II-LED-Backlight-Install/
Atary Lynx II - LED Backlight Install - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/46GC/I4PHLZZ0/FM446GCI4PHLZZ0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/46GC/I4PHLZZ0/FM446GCI4PHLZZ0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM4/46GC/I4PHLZZ0/FM446GCI4PHLZZ0.SMALL.jpg Anubis The old lightning tube on an Atari Lynx is pretty terrible. Replacing it with a back-light is cost-effective and increases the screen visibility. This is fairly simple to do, but does require some soldering.If you want to increase battery life, you'll probably also need to remove the coil, etc (no...
By: Anubis

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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 19:01:03 PST
Breadboard Soldering Jig http://www.instructables.com/id/Breadboard-Soldering-Jig/
Breadboard Soldering Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/VWXC/I4IXHYOO/FRJVWXCI4IXHYOO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/VWXC/I4IXHYOO/FRJVWXCI4IXHYOO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRJ/VWXC/I4IXHYOO/FRJVWXCI4IXHYOO.SMALL.jpg churchjw PurposeAs I do more electronics, I find that some components are harder to use with a breadboard, especially stuff designed for wearables. Soldering pins to the components works but positioning the pins so that they align with the holes on a breadboard can be difficult. This project builds a simpl...
By: churchjw

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Tue, 6 Jan 2015 17:39:23 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...
By: bneo99

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Tue, 30 Dec 2014 02:48:17 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...
By: udubinsky

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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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By: yhdesai

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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:11:19 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 3D Print Finishing Tool attachments and pre-order a production model!http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/cord...Solderdoodle Pro does what other portable soldering irons have failed to do, and that’s the ability ...
By: Solarcycle

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Sun, 14 Dec 2014 08:40:16 PST
Joining Electrical Components with Rubber Tubing http://www.instructables.com/id/Joining-Electrical-Components-with-Rubber-Tubing/
Joining Electrical Components with Rubber Tubing - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/NARR/I3BHBIQ2/F9VNARRI3BHBIQ2.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/NARR/I3BHBIQ2/F9VNARRI3BHBIQ2.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F9V/NARR/I3BHBIQ2/F9VNARRI3BHBIQ2.SMALL.jpg liam.plybon.3 This is an easy way to attach wires without a permanent bond. It's also cheap! Proper Use This procedure isn't all encompassing, so the first thing is to know where it is applicable. First, it is almost impossible to join two wires this way. Tape, crimping, and soldering are much more effective m...
By: liam.plybon.3

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Sun, 7 Dec 2014 08:44:54 PST
How to solder: Beginners, Welcome! http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solder-Beginners-Welcome/
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By: Logan Rolfy

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Fri, 5 Dec 2014 08:24:24 PST
MidiBastl DIN sync mod! http://www.instructables.com/id/MidiBastl-DIN-sync-mod/
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By: bastl-instruments

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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 09:06:00 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...
By: SubDude350

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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...
By: hertzgamma

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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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By: money bags

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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...
By: EricKlimaMusic

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:26:22 PST
Repair Input Jack on Guitar http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Input-Jack-on-Guitar/
Repair Input Jack on Guitar - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/SKOE/I2GJ5NOC/FMSSKOEI2GJ5NOC.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/SKOE/I2GJ5NOC/FMSSKOEI2GJ5NOC.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMS/SKOE/I2GJ5NOC/FMSSKOEI2GJ5NOC.SMALL.jpg EricKlimaMusic Here we see one of the leads has become disconnected from the input jack terminal. As you can see, the terminal has solder. This needs to removed and replaced with fresh solder as to avoid a cold solder joint. Applying Fresh Solder Using my helping hands, I position the end of the lead so I may a...
By: EricKlimaMusic

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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 02:23:21 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
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
By: A-N-A

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:49:34 PDT