Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - soldering http://www.instructables.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:24:02 PDT BLOX v1.01 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
Flyback transformer tesla coil http://www.instructables.com/id/Flyback-transformet-tesla-coil/
Flyback transformer tesla coil - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/5ZAB/HX7P48BP/FHC5ZABHX7P48BP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/5ZAB/HX7P48BP/FHC5ZABHX7P48BP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FHC/5ZAB/HX7P48BP/FHC5ZABHX7P48BP.SMALL.jpg TK175672 There are not many (any that i found) instructions to make a flyback powered tesla coil. so i decided to make one.(note first time making an instructable)Not my picture :P but if you use a computer power supply (building mine now will update when done.) you may get arcs about that sizeI will also be...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 16:02:50 PDT
Surface Mount Soldering (Pinoccio touch sensor) http://www.instructables.com/id/Surface-Mount-Soldering-Pinoccio-touch-sensor/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 18:27:49 PDT
USB Rechargeable Soldering Iron: Solderdoodle http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Open-Source-USB-Rechargeable-Solderin/
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Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:53:41 PDT
How to make Hand Made PCB http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-Hand-Made-PCB/
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Fri, 27 Jun 2014 04:15:48 PDT
Making a Third Hand with Lego Parts http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Third-Hand-with-Lego-Parts/
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Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:24:35 PDT
How to solder a bullet connector with a torch or lighter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solder-a-bullet-connector-with-a-torch-or-l/
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Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:40:39 PDT
Vibration Motor Hack http://www.instructables.com/id/Vibration-Motor-Hack/
Vibration Motor Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/KGGW/HVKM8JTV/FQZKGGWHVKM8JTV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/KGGW/HVKM8JTV/FQZKGGWHVKM8JTV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQZ/KGGW/HVKM8JTV/FQZKGGWHVKM8JTV.SMALL.jpg gacquaviva Have you ever needed a vibration motor, but realized for a heavy duty one they aren't very cheap?. Well I found a simple solution to adding your own weight to a motor. You simply have to connect a outside of the nut that is a reasonable size and weight onto the motor rotor. To connect the nut to the...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 10:58:45 PDT
Making Stencil for Soldering Using Silhouette Cameo, or How to convert bitmap (bmp, jpg, pdf, etc.) to vector (svg or dxf) format. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Stencil-for-Soldering-Using-Silhouette-Came/
Making Stencil for Soldering Using Silhouette Cameo, or How to convert bitmap (bmp, jpg, pdf, etc.) to vector (svg or dxf) format. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/6IJJ/HUU1G6AS/FUN6IJJHUU1G6AS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/6IJJ/HUU1G6AS/FUN6IJJHUU1G6AS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FUN/6IJJ/HUU1G6AS/FUN6IJJHUU1G6AS.SMALL.jpg JouleTime The Silhouette Studio http://http://www.silhouetteamerica.com/software/silhouette-studio software is used to program the Silhouette Cameo cutter. It has its own proprietary file format, called .studio or .studio3. The software can also import .SVG and .DXF file formats. Once these files are imported...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 19:22:53 PDT
Jig for safely soldering stone set jewelry http://www.instructables.com/id/Jig-for-safely-soldering-stone-set-jewelry/
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Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:10:15 PDT
DIY SELF ACTIVATED PRIVATE UNIVERSE http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SELF-ACTIVATED-PRIVATE-UNIVERSE/
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Fri, 25 Apr 2014 23:54:46 PDT
DIY tin blowing pen. http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-tin-blowing-pen/
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Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:40:51 PDT
Light Up Die http://www.instructables.com/id/Light-Up-Die/
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:41:18 PDT
Soldering Station using OLD PSU Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-Station-using-OLD-PSU-Case/
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Sun, 30 Mar 2014 07:25:02 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/
Repair your worn soldering tip (or make a new one) with household things - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/S4HT/HT4QOZ6V/FO9S4HTHT4QOZ6V.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/S4HT/HT4QOZ6V/FO9S4HTHT4QOZ6V.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO9/S4HT/HT4QOZ6V/FO9S4HTHT4QOZ6V.SMALL.gif Szabolcs As you can see, my soldering tip isn't in its best condition. :) Unfortunately, I am  a lazy person so I always wait for the last moments. I waited for too long time, and... So we are going to repair our soldering tip. What you need: -Old soldering tip OR you can use a thick copper wire (most sold...
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Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:17:57 PDT
Hot Glue Headphone Jack Repair / Splicing http://www.instructables.com/id/Hot-Glue-Headphone-Jack-Repair-Splicing/
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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 01:19:06 PDT
Repair an LCD monitor with back light issues http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-an-LCD-monitor-with-back-light-issues/
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Fri, 7 Mar 2014 00:22:00 PST
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
The solder cube http://www.instructables.com/id/The-solder-cube/
The solder cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/TD47/HS5OUYCP/F24TD47HS5OUYCP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/TD47/HS5OUYCP/F24TD47HS5OUYCP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F24/TD47/HS5OUYCP/F24TD47HS5OUYCP.SMALL.jpg anders625 Although small this candy tin sized work station will get the job done with its two alligator clips to hold your circuit boards or your wires while you soldering. I used an old sponge for the lid (because I lost mine) to allow you to clean your soldering irons tip after using it. Also the hollow ins...
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Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:11:55 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
KP point welder http://www.instructables.com/id/KP-point-welder/
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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:31:47 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
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
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
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
Xbox 360 Wireless Modded LED Controller http://www.instructables.com/id/Xbox-360-Wireless-Modded-LED-Controller/
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Sat, 8 Feb 2014 11:22:16 PST
How to repair your worn out solder tip http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-your-worn-out-solder-tip/
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Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:50:10 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
old dvd / soldering station http://www.instructables.com/id/old-dvd-soldering-station/
old dvd / soldering station - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/CCXJ/HQPQXE2Z/FIGCCXJHQPQXE2Z.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/CCXJ/HQPQXE2Z/FIGCCXJHQPQXE2Z.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIG/CCXJ/HQPQXE2Z/FIGCCXJHQPQXE2Z.SMALL.jpg MAAC1 i recently found this instructables website an after looking at all the cool stuff on here i decided to create my own instructables. the idea came when i was trying to create a joule thief circuit which i found on this website and i needed to solder the parts together from in my living room. i saw a...
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Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:42:10 PST
Soldering SOP or micro surface mount chips http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-SOP-or-micro-surface-mount-chips/
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Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:12:03 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
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
How To Repair A Badly Soldered Connection http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Repair-A-Badly-Soldered-Connection/
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By: laffinm

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Sat, 9 Nov 2013 10:43:15 PST
Soldering wires together http://www.instructables.com/id/Soldering-wires-together/
Soldering wires together - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/K04C/HMWVZ5V0/FK6K04CHMWVZ5V0.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/K04C/HMWVZ5V0/FK6K04CHMWVZ5V0.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FK6/K04C/HMWVZ5V0/FK6K04CHMWVZ5V0.SMALL.jpg golond When splicing wires together, it is important to get an electrical connection that will keep conducting even after your soldering iron has cooled off. Paramount to this is getting a good mechanical connection between the wires, not just an electrical one. I was able to use TechShop's soldering stat...
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 01:39:28 PDT
How to strip the shielding off of a small wire http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-strip-the-shielding-off-of-a-small-wire/
How to strip the shielding off of a small wire - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/TTKE/HMVJ9CDN/FCXTTKEHMVJ9CDN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/TTKE/HMVJ9CDN/FCXTTKEHMVJ9CDN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCX/TTKE/HMVJ9CDN/FCXTTKEHMVJ9CDN.SMALL.jpg golond Big projects are made up of small processes. Until you master those small processes, the big projects can seem like an unreachable dream. Hopefully this instructable will help those of you who are beginning your paths to big things! When wiring up projects at TechShop, I find myself using wires tha...
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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 00:12:57 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
Intro To SMD http://www.instructables.com/id/Intro-To-SMD/
Intro To SMD - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/QTK1/HLZGRWDT/F1DQTK1HLZGRWDT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/QTK1/HLZGRWDT/F1DQTK1HLZGRWDT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1D/QTK1/HLZGRWDT/F1DQTK1HLZGRWDT.SMALL.jpg TheParacorder SMD (or surface mount devices) is a new technology based on the already common PCB boards widely used in modern technology. However things such as iPhones are becoming slimmer, thanks to SMD. SMD has become popular in the past few years, and originally was only able to be accomplished by special rob...
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Tue, 24 Sep 2013 16:43:16 PDT
desoldering components with rubbing alcohol http://www.instructables.com/id/desoldering-components-with-rubbing-alcohol/
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 16:58:01 PDT
Building the ENTS Rocket Badge http://www.instructables.com/id/Building-the-ENTS-Rocket-Badge/
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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:53:42 PDT
Make a Mini Practice Electric Guitar Amp for Free (almost) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Practice-Electric-Guitar-Amp-for-Free-almo/
Make a Mini Practice Electric Guitar Amp for Free (almost) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/45Q9/HJKC12W7/FEJ45Q9HJKC12W7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/45Q9/HJKC12W7/FEJ45Q9HJKC12W7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEJ/45Q9/HJKC12W7/FEJ45Q9HJKC12W7.SMALL.jpg fstedie Ever wanted to have a little practice amp that you could take anywhere?  What about one where you could plug in your headphones? You may already have all the parts you need to make this simple little practice amp, in which case it would be free! What You Need Powered (old school) computer speake...
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Sun, 28 Jul 2013 12:42:08 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
3rd Hand upgrades with Sugru http://www.instructables.com/id/3rd-Hand-upgrades-with-Sugru/
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 22:11:54 PDT
SMT 'Solder Paste Stencil' Production Jig using a Laser Cutter http://www.instructables.com/id/SMT-Solder-Paste-Stencil-Production-Jig-using-a-/
SMT 'Solder Paste Stencil' Production Jig using a Laser Cutter - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/DT2O/HIGF1KTY/FB3DT2OHIGF1KTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/DT2O/HIGF1KTY/FB3DT2OHIGF1KTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB3/DT2O/HIGF1KTY/FB3DT2OHIGF1KTY.SMALL.jpg billbillbill Surface-mount technology is prevalent in smaller circuit boards and often uses reflow soldering (solder paste & controlled heating) to affix the components. In this Instructable, I will share with you how I made a simple, efficient, and helpful jig for soldering SMT circuit boards in bulk.  I built ...
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Sat, 20 Jul 2013 17:00:28 PDT
Repairing my broken Desoldering Iron / Solder Sucker. http://www.instructables.com/id/Repairing-my-broken-Desoldering-Iron-Solder-Suck/
Repairing my broken Desoldering Iron / Solder Sucker. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/K43J/HJ49ZTKM/FO0K43JHJ49ZTKM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/K43J/HJ49ZTKM/FO0K43JHJ49ZTKM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO0/K43J/HJ49ZTKM/FO0K43JHJ49ZTKM.SMALL.jpg Claude McVea This Instructable will show you how I repaired my Desoldering Iron  http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062731&znt_campaign=Category_CMS&znt_source=C AT&znt_medium=RSCOM&znt_content=CT2032236  useing Sugru  http://sugru.com/ Submitted by SYN Shop for the Instructables Sponsor...
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Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:20:25 PDT
Magnetic PCB Holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-PCB-Holder/
Magnetic PCB Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/R2MI/HJ605CVY/FDUR2MIHJ605CVY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/R2MI/HJ605CVY/FDUR2MIHJ605CVY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDU/R2MI/HJ605CVY/FDUR2MIHJ605CVY.SMALL.jpg klee27x This simple holder keeps a PCB level for soldering, yet it doesn't hamper your ability to flip or rotate the pcb. Sometimes you need to step up your game I'm currently working on a project that centers around a large pcb with very tall components. As I was soldering the first prototype board, I ...
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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:15:25 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