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I'm a university student (we don't have a "college" here) in Venezuela coursing 5th semester in Systems Analysis, i work as an English teacher in an institute and also repairing electronics(mostly computers) something i enjoy very much, i also plan to study Electronics engineering as as soon as i graduate, as well as journalism.

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  • Handmade Tips for Hakko-like (clone) Soldering Irons.

    No i'm afraid, i thought of making a video but i was doing this completely on my own without anyone to hold the camera for me, so even taking pictures was difficult (you need both hands for most steps after all). The steps themselves should be clear enough though, if you have any doubts about any part of the process please do ask and i will answer, i've been away from the site for some time but i'll keep a closer eye out from now on.

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    • Handmade Tips for Hakko-like (clone) Soldering Irons.
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  • Handmade Tips for Hakko-like (clone) Soldering Irons.

    Oh yeah, and the same thing happens for euros, pounds or just about any foreing other currency. Heck, i cant even buy games on Steam because no company on its right mind would take our super inflated currency.

    Thank you, but even when things improve i think ill be making my own tips, nothing feels quite like using a high quality tool you made yourself :)

    That is great for those with access to USDs, but unfortunatedly in my country only companies importing medical supplies and food can buy dollars at the official rates, everyone else has to go through the gray and black market and expose themselves to horribly high exchange rates. That's socialism for ya. So I'm unable to import just about anything even if its worth a few cents, so i decided to make my own instead.

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  • Handmade Tips for Hakko-like (clone) Soldering Irons.

    Thank you!The best thing is that there is so much room for improvement, improvisation and simplification. I wish i could have access to some of the specialized tools more often for longer to improve on it.

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  • Remiak made the instructable High Quality (and Safe) Nickel Plating2 years ago
    High Quality (and Safe) Nickel Plating

    In the end, i was fairly unable to get a decent copper plating but the nickel plating came out extremely well. My handmade soldering iron tips thank you. I'll be making an instructable of how to make them and refer this article for the final step, nickel plating :)I think its worth adding to your article that almost every single South American country has seen their currency changed at least once in the last 50 years, so there are TONS of left over, demonetized coins that are 100% perfectly legal to use as raw metal. Its only a case of looking for a Numismatics page, if you are on a country in Latin America or even if you are in the US or Europe, those coins are stupidly cheap and readily available.I found a lot of nickel coins as soon-to-be stainless screw washer in my neighbor's screw...

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    In the end, i was fairly unable to get a decent copper plating but the nickel plating came out extremely well. My handmade soldering iron tips thank you. I'll be making an instructable of how to make them and refer this article for the final step, nickel plating :)I think its worth adding to your article that almost every single South American country has seen their currency changed at least once in the last 50 years, so there are TONS of left over, demonetized coins that are 100% perfectly legal to use as raw metal. Its only a case of looking for a Numismatics page, if you are on a country in Latin America or even if you are in the US or Europe, those coins are stupidly cheap and readily available.I found a lot of nickel coins as soon-to-be stainless screw washer in my neighbor's screw's & nails bucket! All of them from a currency that is no longer used here.In the specific case of Venezuela, silver started to be pulled out of the streets in exchange for pure nickel coins starting in 1965, and nickel was pulled out in exchange for nickel plated steel a bit after 1985-88, so almost every single coin printed for Venezuela between those years is most likely made out of 100% nickel!

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  • Remiak commented on A_Steingrube's instructable High Quality (and Safe) Nickel Plating2 years ago
    High Quality (and Safe) Nickel Plating

    Been trying for a couple days with (recently) some limited success, quite a bit of failure, which is great, i'm learning a lot from my mistakes. Pretty sure ill have some good results tomorrow.I wonder, the copper is being plated onto the cathode from the direction of the anode, hence why you have to move the metal to get an even plating. What if the cathode was surrounded by the anode? would that make moving the cathode around not a necessity anymore? if i made a copper wire spring that fits my jar and connected that to the positive... i guess ill experiment a bit.

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