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Sweeperino, Arduino based test instrument

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Ashhar Farhan (VU2ESE) made an Arduino based sweeper for ham radio homebrewing, that is available on GitHub: The Sweeperino a very useful Arduino based test instrument. It is the following: *A very stable, low noise signal generator from 4 MHz to 160 MHz without any spurs *A high precision power...

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A DIY SMD pick and place tool for electronics assembly

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FnGqH_WkL4 Here's a DIY vacuum pick-up tool for SMD components: This video describes a DIY Vacuum Pick-up tool for picking and placing parts from an SMD component tape. The basic design for this tool involves using a vacuum pump and a solenoid to control the vacuum to a handpiece under...

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Portable bench power supply v2 project

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Luke writes, "A few years back I made a compact bench PSU based on a DPS-3002 module and a 24v PSU. I have since made a improved version that also includes the ability to run on my power tool batteries making it ultra-portable." See the full post on his blog here.

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DIY Boostbox hand crank generator project

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

A DIY hand crank Boostbox by lasersaber at LaserHacker: This easy to make box uses no batteries but can still power a lot of stuff.  It really is a very versatile little BoostPack based device.  It would be the perfect thing to have on hand in times of emergency. Project info...

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DIY low budget manual pick & place

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkYNBFXlJYQ[/embed] Vpapanik shared a tutorial on how to make your own SMD pick and place machine: If you are dealing with tiny SMD parts (e.g. 0402 resistors and capacitors), a manual pick and place machine is a helpful piece of equipment for prototyping and small-batch manufacturing. On the other side, traditional...

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DIY soldering station

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Ever want to design your own soldering station? Sqkybeaver is workshopping a soldering station driver board in the forum now.

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Recent Comments

  • Joe Desbonnet: Ya, I can recommend the low melting point solder. I used brand 'ChipQuik' and it's amazingly easy to use.
  • Jerome: I need a new BusPirate for the Fablab ;) Many thanks!
  • Max: Seems like an unexpectedly violent way to remove the chip indeed. A hot air station should of course do the job just fine, but in...
  • jose: Part removal described here is pure butchery, the cheapest hot air station will do a fast and clean job removing the QFP, heat air to...
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