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Arduino

Stand Alone Arduino

  Making a stand alone Arduino is actually not all that hard. Five years ago I bought enough parts to make 10 of them. The reason for choosing 10 is that at most parts suppliers you get a discount for buying 10 or more of an item. We followed this Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
Soldering

DIY Guitar Pedals

DIY guitar effects pedals combine the electronics and music worlds.  Here we are barely scratching the surface of this fun hobby. Basically for building a pedal you have 3 main options.  You can modify an existing guitar pedal, buy a kit or make one on your own based on schematics. Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
Soldering

What Is Flux?

Wikipedia describes Flux as: In metallurgy, a flux (derived from Latin fluxus meaning “flow”) is a chemical cleaning agent, flowing agent, or purifying agent. Fluxes may have more than one function at a time. They are used in both extractive metallurgy and metal joining.   Flux is an important part of soldering and helps Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
Soldering

What Is Tinning?

Tinning is the process of coating something with tin.  In electronics you tin the tip of your soldering iron to prevent corrosion or you can tin wires so that they are easier to use. Tinning Wires One common use of tinning is to tin wires.  If you were making a Read more…

By chief solderer, ago
Soldering

Weller Diagram

Most soldering stations are fairly similar, although not all have the ability to lock in the temperature.  Here is a diagram of the Weller WESD51 50 Watt Soldering Station.    

By chief solderer, ago