DIY Welding Rod

There are a bunch of DIY welder articles and how-tos out in the maker ether, ranging from the super-simple, dumb, and brutally effective (three car batteries, wired in series) to the high-tech and fancy (TIG machines from microwave bits, oxy-hydrogen torches from split water and plumbing supplies). With all of... Read more »

2D6 SMT Dice

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 11:06 pm

You will end up with a 2-dice simulator that can be used for games and fun, and satisfaction in your new-found knowledge that you gained in the world of SMT electronics. Project kits and support at AE9RB.com. Read more »

Joey #1 SMD Arduino Shield Kit

Get your shades on … these SMDs are bright! Are you a beginner who wants to learn surface-mount soldering? This is the kit for you. Designed by young maker Joey Hudy, this kit is easy and straightforward to build. The LEDs are individually addressable, and everything is included except soldering... Read more »

Software Defined Radio Transceiver

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 11:02 pm

This is an amateur radio transceiver that operates on the medium or short wave bands. It is a software defined radio, meaning that it uses a computer to control the radio, to demodulate the signals received, and to modulate the signal transmitted. The computer control and signals in and out... Read more »

Vinyl Cut PCB Resist

Here’s an easy technique to create a decent quality circuit board. You can design your own circuit traces, or you can find existing artwork of proven designs. There lots of ways to etch a circuit board, but all of them create a path for the electricity by preserving and removing... Read more »