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one handed soldering iron

Soldering Iron For One Hand

Soldering with 2 hands can sometimes be tricky, especially when freehand soldering.  Soldering can also get repetitive. The Automatic Soldering Iron from Simple Helpful Tech could easily speed up the process. This 60 Watt iron has a spool on the back to hold your solder and a feeder that drops Read more…

Soil Sensor

Soil Sensor

I’ve been waning to try a soil sensor for a while now but never done anything about it. You can always put two nails in the ground and apply small amounts of electricity and take a reading. This will work but not very well and the nails (or other metal) Read more…

tariff

Tariffs

A new tariff starting July 6, puts a 25% tax on some things imported from China into the United States.  Wikipedia defines a tariff as: A tariff is a tax on imports or exports between sovereign states. It seems the tax will only effect smaller parts, not fully assembled devices like tvs or cellphones. We wonder how Read more…

Burlington Maker Faire

Maker Faire

Coming to Burlington, NC on 4/28 is the Burlington Maker Faire.  We went last year and had a great time. We even saw some folks launch a weather balloon!  If you live in NC you should go. Attendance is free! You will see and learn about robots, glassblowing, 3D printing, Read more…

Finishing Projects

Have you got your project all done and fitting inside your plastic box?  Don’t like the way it looks?  Well, Instructable author thomasC62 has got you covered.  In his Instructable Make Your Own Front Panels, thomasC62 goes over how to make your project look more professional by using heavy printing paper, Read more…

Learn To Solder Kit Sale

  Save 30% on our Learn To Solder Kit now through 11/27. Learn how to solder with this kit that is easy to use, good for all ages, teaches soldering and electronic basics. After soldering on the components, push the momentary button and the led will light up. Buy Now

Resistors in series

Resistors

Resistors are one of the most common components you will come across in electronics. They are designed to lessen the amount of electricity along a particular path. A common use is to prevent LEDs from recieving too much voltage. Resistors are rated in ohms Ω. A 100k or kiloohm resistor Read more…

Cleanup

 Please excuse the mess while we cleanup. We have moved to a new platform and expect everything to be completed in a day or two. All the same content and How To’s are here but you may find a stray bad link or two. We hope two have this all Read more…