Tiny Vacuum Chamber Arm to Help with Homemade Semiconductors

Tiny Vacuum Chamber Arm to Help with Homemade Semiconductors

[Nixie] needs to make semiconductors at residence, and that requires some uncommon instruments. Chief amongst them is a vacuum chamber to carry out thin-film deposition, and true to the hacker credo his is do-it-yourself, and can quickly be outfitted with a tiny manipulator arm with magnetically coupled mechanical controls. If [Nixie]’s setup seems to be […]

Fail of the Week: The Spot Welder Upgrade That Wasn’t

Fail of the Week: The Spot Welder Upgrade That Wasn’t

Even while you construct one thing actually, very nice, there’s all the time room for enchancment, proper? As it seems for this attempted upgrade to a DIY spot welder, not a lot. You’ll little doubt recall [Mark Presling]’s remarkably polished and professional spot welder build that we featured a while in the past. It’s a magnificence, […]

Zippo Keeps Your Bits Safe

Zippo Keeps Your Bits Safe

[Laura Kampf] discovered a brand new use for an outdated Zippo lighter by turning it into a carrier for her screwdriver bits. There are a number of multitools on the market which may settle for normal screwdriver bits. The downside is carrying these bits round. Leaving a couple of bits in your pocket is a […]

Dispensing Solder Paste Automatically

Dispensing Solder Paste Automatically

Through-hole chips are slowly dropping by the wayside, and if you wish to construct one thing with new elements you may be utilizing floor mount parts. This means spreading paste and throwing it within the toaster oven. Of course, if you happen to don’t wish to take the time to get a stencil on your […]

Superb Wood Floor Inlay Shows Off Computer-Augmented Tools

Superb Wood Floor Inlay Shows Off Computer-Augmented Tools

It’s been a number of years since we first began listening to about “tools of the future changing the way we work” however this astounding whole-room floor inlay is perhaps the very best argument for them but. The Shaper Origin A few years in the past we wrote a hands-on preview of a novel software […]

A Machinist’s Foray Into Jewelry Making

A Machinist’s Foray Into Jewelry Making

Machinists are anticipated to make useful objects from inventory materials, not less than hat’s the one-line job description regardless that it glosses over many essential particulars. [Eclix] wished a birthday present for his girlfriend that wasn’t simply jewellery, certainly he wished jewelry made with his own hands. After all, nothing in his skillset prohibits him […]

Emulating OBD-II on the ESP32

Emulating OBD-II on the ESP32

It was once that you can pop the hood and with nothing greater than flat head screwdriver, some baling wire, and tongue held on the optimum angle, you can repair something that ailed your automotive. But right now, for higher or for worse, the typical car is a rolling laptop that runs on gasoline and […]

Micro Chainsaw Gets a Much Needed Nitro Power Boost

Micro Chainsaw Gets a Much Needed Nitro Power Boost

When life arms you the world’s smallest chainsaw, what’s there to do besides make it much more ridiculous? That’s what [JohnnyQ90] did when he heavily modified a mini-electric chainsaw with a powerful RC car engine. The noticed in query, a Bosch EasyCut with “Nanoblade technology,” can solely be outlined as a chainsaw within the loosest of […]

Simple Mechanism Gives Support for SMT Assembly

Simple Mechanism Gives Support for SMT Assembly

With the wonderful work wanted for surface-mount know-how, a lot of the job entails overcoming the boundaries of the human physique. Eyes greater than a few a long time outdated need assistance to see what’s happening, and fingers which can be wonderful for manipulating comparatively giant objects want mechanical help to understand tiny SMT elements. […]

DIY CNC Sandblaster Writes Large

DIY CNC Sandblaster Writes Large

CNC equipment, as soon as a chunk of workshop exotica, has turn into such a staple of tasks inside our sphere as to have turn into comparatively unremarkable. An honest 3D printer could be had with out mortgaging a small nation, and the dignity roll of CNC router builders is lengthy and distinguished. But there’s […]