Introduction: 12 Easy, Helpful Uses for Heat Shrink Tubing
I just bought a heat gun and shrink wrap from Harbor Freight, and I was totally blasted with the usefulness of shrink wrap. Here are just a few projects I came up with as far as my electronics workbench goes! I thought of a billion others, but they weren't necessarily relevant to my electronics revolution!
Before you do anything in this instructable, see Kurt E. Clothier's heat gun reflector. This is awesome as it speeds up the shrinking time tremendously!
I'd actually be happy if you guys would inform me about what you find heat shrink useful for, if it's not already in this instructable. If I like it, and with your permission, I'll post your picture or I'll make one and I will credit you. Thanks Tomdf for the first awesome use for heat shrink, a wire fix! (step 9)
How about we call this an open instructable, where YOU guys get to contribute!
Thanks, and enjoy!
Step 1: LED Cluster
You will need a soldering gun for this project, but that's all!
Step 2: 9v Battery Clip
This is probably the most basic project you could make.
Step 3: Solderless DC Jack
Step 4: Easy Servo Arm Holder
Step 5: Helping the Helping Hands
Step 6: Soft-Grip for Helping Hands
I was working with an LCD the other day and I couldn't hold it and solder all at the same time, so I grabbed my helping hands. Just as I was clamping it though, I saw the rigid teeth, and knew that they would scratch up my screen. Seeing the heat shrink on laying around on my desk, I put a little on!
Step 7: Resistor and LED
Step 8: Supporting Wire Connectors
Step 9: Quick, Temporary Wire Fix
Step 10: Fixing Two Wires by Tomdf
Step 11: Fixing a RC Helicopter Arm
Step 12: Custom Pencil Grip
Step 13: Heat Shrink Tubing!
Have any more ideas? Comment below, and I'll feature your comment and add another step with what you suggested!