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TomGeorge

It's those damn little M1, M2 and 2-56 screws that are a pain for me.
Arthr in hands doesn't help. :(
Same here , neuropathy in the hands.
Tom.... :smiley-neutral:
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

larryd

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larryd

#632
Aug 30, 2018, 08:31 pm Last Edit: Aug 30, 2018, 08:34 pm by larryd
Many project plastic boxes have integrated mounting standoffs.
These are great as they provide mounting for PCBs without the need to drill through to the exterior.
A little preparation is necessary to use this kind of enclosure.

If you don't have the exact enclosure measurement:
On transparency mylar material, mark centers for standoff holes and cut to the final size for a mounting panel, if one is used.
Transfer the centers and outline to 1.5mm acrylic material, cut out this outline.
Transparency mylar
Hammon 1599 plastic enclosure
Hammond 1599 PDF









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larryd

#633
Aug 30, 2018, 08:32 pm Last Edit: Aug 30, 2018, 08:35 pm by larryd







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#634
Aug 30, 2018, 08:33 pm Last Edit: Aug 30, 2018, 08:36 pm by larryd








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vinceherman

Old age = Golden years
My brother points to all the white hair in his beard.  
He asks "You know what this means?" and answers "Good Credit"

And partially back on topic:  WOW @larryd, you have documented more tips and tricks than I will ever be fortunate enough to use.  Great job!

allanhurst

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He asks "You know what this means?" and answers "Good Credit"
And I'd add   "Lower car insurance...."

And I'd like to add my thanks and amazement at the number and quality of clever tips - well done Larry.

Allan

uxomm

Oh, I love this thread! :)
I've set alerts on, so I don't miss any new post.
Thank you Larry for so many inspirations!
Always decouple electronic circuitry.

larryd

#638
Sep 07, 2018, 07:17 am Last Edit: Sep 07, 2018, 07:25 am by larryd
Appreciate the comments.
It's great to have the opportunity to share things that necessity breeds.
As so many here do, I have always tried to share in the learning process.


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larryd

#639
Sep 07, 2018, 07:20 am Last Edit: Sep 07, 2018, 07:25 am by larryd
Many of us have a collection of LED flashlights (guess it comes with the territory).
Use one of your flashlights as a spotlight for your work bench.
Old coat hanger spring steel wire is great for this project.
Silver solder a 1" washer to the end of twisted coat hanger wire, a good blowtorch is needed.
A 3/4" magnet keeps the light anchored to your 403 stainless-steel work surface.
Use the cable tie eyelet and a cable tie, to hold the flashlight to the fixture.

Cable tie nut

A length of surgical tubing pulled over the coat hanger wire finishes the assembly.










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#640
Sep 07, 2018, 07:20 am Last Edit: Sep 07, 2018, 07:24 am by larryd










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RudiAhlers

#641
Sep 07, 2018, 08:42 am Last Edit: Sep 07, 2018, 07:40 pm by Coding Badly

Nice hack!

Did the flashlight really cook the ant?


larryd

#642
Sep 07, 2018, 04:21 pm Last Edit: Sep 07, 2018, 04:24 pm by larryd
No, just checking to see if anyone was paying attention. ;)
You get +1
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RudiAhlers

No, just checking to see if anyone was paying attention. ;)
You get +1
haha. For a moment there I thought that's a cool photoshop trick, but wasn't sure.

Watcher

Did you also arrange for a power supply for the flashlight or just rely to batteries?


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