Hi folks, Anybody know the cheapest tool kit electronics work for mobile & circuit design kit making.
Topic by rampro | last reply
I'm cleaning out my junk drawer. This whatever-it-is is going to the recycling center if I don't foresee having a use for it. It appears to be some kind spatula? It's made of #5 plastic and measures 11"x 1". What the heck IS it and what is it used for?
Question by bajablue | last reply
Today, I had a clear out of the workshop (Okay, shed) and found this peculiar tool. It's being lingering around for years now, and I've never been able to figure out exactly what it is and where it came from. The orange thing pushes down and locks, and when it is at the bottom a tiny metal rod appears and dissapears again at the end of the white nozzle. It holds in place until you press the orange button, at which point it fires the orange thing out at a fairly high speed, and it stops when it reaches the end of the blue channel. If you cover over the nozzle, it fires very slowly, so it probably sucks air from there. Does anybody know what this tool is?
Question by Ikkalebob | last reply
Cheap, cordless drills are amazing tools. Take one apart and attach a speed controller, you got a motor for a robot. Also, they have good high torque motors that can be used for all sorts of things. A $50 RC transmitter and a receiver make good remote uses, such as remote detonation. More useful tools are pneumatic cannons. I've used them from pressure testing to damage testing. WHat are your useful, unconventional tools?
Topic by starwing123 | last reply
Can anyone tell me what this tool is for? I came across it all rusted and thought it was some type of pliers or cutter. After I cleaned it up I could tell it was probably neither. What I thought was a plier jaw is actually one piece and does not close and what i thought maybe the cutting blade, actually had lines and numbers, like a ruler. The one small screw that the spring is attached to, will allow you to adjust how far the jaw/cutter will close and the other screw, when loosened a bit allows you to slide the little metal 'arm' in or out, like a measuring template. It has some fancy designs on the handles as you can see and the only marking says "Made in Western Germany".
Question by millsy22 | last reply
Anyone have any clue what this tool was used for or what it is called? It was found in the dirt on a farm. I will attempt to describe as best as I can hoping that this will help after you see the pictures. It looks like the main piece is like a large needle with an eye at the one end and a point at the other. Then there is a curved hook sideways to the main piece (see the shadow on my leg). The hole/open portion in the middle appears to be some sort of clamp. When you press on the tab piece that is closer to the eye, the hole opens up, releases the pressure on whatever may be inside the hole.
Topic by jtaylor69 | last reply
Hello designers! I'm doing some research on design documentation and am interested in what tools people use to document their work-in-progress. Do you keep a design journal? Do you video tape / photograph your work? Do you use any special software? ...and when do you know when your work is Instructables-ready? How do you determine how much detail to provide in your Instructable? And what are the hardest parts of the documentation process? Also, if you're interested in participating in a study about how people document design work, please send me a message, and I'll provide some more details!
Topic by scientiffic | last reply
Hello, I have a question. I'm currently working on a project where data is transferred via radio at a frequency of 916.5 MHz. I need to receive this data, and then send a new signal containing the data out via Bluetooth. I have programming experience, and know C++ fairly well, but have never used Arduino or other microcontrollers. I have looked around, and could not find an answer anywhere else. Can Arduino do this? If so, could you point me in the direction of the radio receiver that can pick up that frequency and Bluetooth transmitter modules (is this the correct word?) that would work for me, as well as what type of Arduino board you would recommend? Thank you! -S
Topic by thesab | last reply
...patches! Free tool patches! [edit: original title must have looked too spammy...fixed] :D Well, it's not quite as fun as real tools in the meatosphere, but it's almost as fun! Tools are so important for making stuff (duh). We couldn't live without tools. Ask here for your favorite tool, and ye shall receive! Maximum 3 per customer, no exchanges or refunds. Nontransferable. Void where prohibited.
Topic by Lithium Rain | last reply
Is there a tool OR SERIES OF TOOLS out there that can assist hobby enthusiast who have the misfortune of unsteady hands. Not quite Parkinsons but pretty bad. The mind still wishes to create and to solve technical problems, but shaky hands put a stop to a lot of projects...or just make completion time very slow. There are definitely high end medical robot arms that do the trick but for your average Joe, there's always budget constraints. We can't afford those expensive automated robot arm systems. So is there a RELATIVELY reasonably priced product that could be used in these situations?
Question by KevPerkins | last reply
I myself don't own a 3D printer, but for those lucky fellows out there that do, I think sculptris could be a great tool for 3D printers. It's basically a virtual clay sculpting program. You can also paint your sculpture. Here is the link to download it. Happy printing! (just watch out for nargles)
Topic by LunaTonks | last reply
I recently got some money from the government for my good grades (YAY!) So now I can get myself a nice rotary tool. BUT I can't seem to make a decision! I have 2 brands in my sights Dremel (No specific model/kit in mind yet) Gyros (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006ZEJA56/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m;=AXL381AZQM9Q1) And if it isn't a POS Northern Industrial (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000JFO1TM/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m;=AF8EGQ3KRZQB6) I am leaning more towards Gyros as their attachments seem pretty good. Its also significantly cheaper than Dremel. Please give honest feedback. Thanks!
Topic by micraman | last reply
One end is pointed (maybe an awl) and the other has a screwdriver like blade (maybe a pry bar). It is cast or formed metal, 5 inches long and the blade end is 3/8" wide. My best guess so far is maybe a shoemaker's tool. Thanks for any help identifying this tool.
Question by bob73 | last reply
Hi all,Is there anyone who can tell me what this antique tool is used for. It is spring loaded and adjustable and maybe a clamp to hold a mitre join when fixing the two pieces together. Well at least that's what i think it may have been used for.No brand for me to Google.
Question by AussieAlf | last reply
I am working on a project and saw this tool used in the instructable. It was used to cut wood (I'm using acrylic) but the author did not say what this hand tool is. I want to find one either in-store or online but I don't know what it would be called. It looks like some kind of coping saw but the blade looks different.
Question by Arya42 | last reply