A Touchscreen Reflow Oven Controller Using an Arduino Pro Mini
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A Touchscreen Reflow Oven Controller Using an Arduino Pro Mini

We have seen people make many simple reflow ovens, comprising of an old toaster oven, a Solid State Relay (SSR), a thermocouple, and a microcontroller to get it functioning. Hobbyists and makers have been converting old toaster ovens into PCB reflow machines in other to save money,...

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A DIY UV Sanitizer for your smartphone
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A DIY UV Sanitizer for your smartphone

BotFactory Inc writes: “Pandemic,” it’s a scary word to hear. Especially when it’s accompanied by panic-buying of canned goods, pasta, and the disappearance of most disinfecting products from stores. As soon as various media outlets started filling up their news cycles with...

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A DIY Electronic load for DC-DC converter characterization
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A DIY Electronic load for DC-DC converter characterization

A project by reivax-boucoi: The heart of the system is an Atmel ATmega328P AVR microcontroller with 32kB of Flash and 2k of RAM running at a whopping 16MHz. It interfaces an I2C 12bit DAC (the MCP47FEB21A1) and the LTC2992 dual power monitor chip. The USB serial interface uses the...

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DIY Silicon Photodiode Particle Detector directly from CERN
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DIY Silicon Photodiode Particle Detector directly from CERN

Silicon detectors are widely used in particle and nuclear physics for measuring ionizing radiation. This Do-It-Yourself project allows making a low-cost particle detector from scratch using silicon photodiodes. It can distinguish different particle types (alpha particles and electrons)...

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Low cost solder paste dispenser
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Low cost solder paste dispenser

This is an easy to build but very capable and handy DIY solder paste dispenser built mostly from cheap Ebay components and modules by kevarek @ hackaday.io: Already finished and nicely working solder paste dispenser. Powered with cheap ebay mini DC motor with gearbox (100RPM) and long...

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DIY ISS Tracking Lamp
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DIY ISS Tracking Lamp

The International Space Station (ISS) is one of greatest feat of engineering achievements by mankind. It is a space station (habitable artificial satellite) in low Earth orbit. The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct...

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DIY programmable, 6502-based computer and operating system
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DIY programmable, 6502-based computer and operating system

"Nick Bild" has built a custom 6502-based computer that anyone could replicate.  Get the parts listed in the bill of materials, open the Fritzing diagram, start plugging in and wiring chips, and you can have your own Vectron 64 in a weekend! It may seems a little complicated on the...

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Hephaestus – a fully DIY 3D printer
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Hephaestus – a fully DIY 3D printer

Frank documented a 3D printer build, called Hephaestus: I finally did it, I designed and built my own 3D printer. This is in no way “the best 3D printer”. Instead, this was an epic and nightmare project that exercised my ability to engineer and build my own CNC machine. Along the...

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