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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
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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…

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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…

Solar Powered Weather Station
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Weather Station Roundup

  Solar Powered WiFi Weather Station This cool weather station from Instructable user deba168 uses a 3D printed Stevenson Shield , a WeMos D1 Mini with ESP8266 , solar panel , TP4506 charging board and a few other parts. We really like this look the the 3D printed case and the integration Read more…

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Humidity Sensor

We currently have a moisture issue in our basement and are looking for a DIY fix. Our solution is to use an Arduino DHT22 Humidity Sensor and a fan.  This sensor cost about $9.50, which is one of the cheaper humidity sensors out there.  For right now we are just prototyping a Read more…

Raspberry Pi
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Raspberry Pi

If you have never used a Raspberry Pi it is a small computer that can be used to make many neat projects like a retro gaming console. Instructables has a great class on learning the Raspberry Pi. This class takes you through all the beginner steps and makes a photo booth.   Read more…

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Starting Out With Electronics

When we started out learning about electronics we found the following books very helpful. They all have great projects to work on.           The Make: Electronics book has a variety of basic electronic experiments and is great for beginners.  This book is now in it’s second Read more…

Soldering Tip Cleaning
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Damp Sponge Vs Brass Sponge

What should you be cleaning your soldering tips with?  Some soldering stations like the Weller WLC100 come with a sponge that you dampen.  Others come with a brass sponge or brass tip cleaner pad. Using the sponge is easy enough.  Just remove it and get it wet.  Make sure to squeezes as much Read more…