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Dec 19, 2018, 10:37 pm Last Edit: Dec 19, 2018, 10:40 pm by larryd
We have all used a bladed screw driver to get into a press fit plastic box, scratches everywhere.

A good set of spudgers is a must have for opening electronic boxes, remote controls, hand-held devices and to manipulate wiring.

Both stainless steel and none conductive plastic are available.

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Jan 02, 2019, 05:21 pm Last Edit: Jan 02, 2019, 05:25 pm by ElCaron
64x128 char LCD fit almost perfectly into the opening in fuse boxes, resulting in a very clean case for larger projects. This one is for this project.
The PCB can be attached to the DIN rail.


Jan 07, 2019, 04:40 am Last Edit: Jan 07, 2019, 10:30 pm by dougp
Wire cutting guide using drinking straws.

Stumbled on this on YT - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZBgPfDoMQQ.  Start at 18:20 timestamp.

Looks pretty nifty if you're doing a lot of wire cutting.

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Jan 07, 2019, 04:59 am Last Edit: Jan 08, 2019, 03:40 am by larryd

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The last thing you did is where you should start looking.


To people who uses CURA (> v3) for 3D printing and uses the same machine for programming Nano, I found out if you have Cura open and hook up your Nano, the Nano keeps restarting frequently (eventually it stops, but really annoying). Solution is to turn off Cura. Im using a Mac so dont know if this happens on Windows PC.

thought I'd share this little quark. Have a great day!


Jan 12, 2019, 07:00 am Last Edit: Jan 12, 2019, 07:01 am by larryd
Two more.

Cutting small wires:

For just a small amount of epoxy:

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Wire capacitors in parallel to get a higher uf. That might not be ground breaking to pros, but to a new maker, this is mind-blowing. It allows you to use multiple ceramic capacitors for making a slightly larger ceramic capacitor, good if you don't want to buy new parts but want to use up lots of old capacitors.

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