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Crimped connectors

Crimp connectors are typically used to terminate stranded wire. A well-engineered and well-executed crimp is designed to be gas-tight, which prevents oxygen and moisture from reaching the metals (which are often different metals) and causing corrosion. Wire crimping is typically a three step process that needs suitable connector and suitable crimping tool: In the first

IoT project links 2019

Internet is full of intetesting IoT projects built using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP8266, ESP32, and many other hardware platforms. I will collect links to intetesting IoT projects to comments. Feel free to post your best IoT project links to comments…

How to Design Your Own Custom Microcontroller Board

This is an interesting tutorial series. With it you’ll learn how to design your own custom microcontroller board. This custom 32-bit microcontroller board example is based on an Arm Cortex-M0 STM32 from ST Microelectronics. Tutorial: How to Design Your Own Custom Microcontroller Board — Part 1 https://predictabledesigns.com/tutorial-how-to-design-your-own-custom-microcontroller-board-video-part1/ Tutorial: How to Design Your Own Custom Microcontroller Board — Part 2

SMD soldering videos

SMD stands for Surface Mount Device and they are components that you solder on the surface of a circuit board.Soldering them is somewhat different from soldering “traditional” through hole mounted components. There are many SMD soldering tutorials, for example How To Do SMD Soldering Using a Soldering Iron and Sparkfun Surface Mount Soldering Tutorials. Youtube

Ultimate Arduino Handbook for Neurohackers

Open-electronics.com article tipped that Ultimate Arduino Handbook creator, Mark Maffei has has published a 200 page book under a Creative Commons BY SA license via the Internet Archive. Download Ultimate Arduino Handbook Neurohackers Edition v1.0 to see yourself what interesting stuff it has in it. The book covers entire spectrum of Arduino awesomeness, with a

Soldering iron videos

I have earlier posted about soldering irons. Here is a continuation to it with a set of interesting soldering iron tear-down and DIY videos from YouTube. Inside the cheapest soldering iron on ebay. How To Make a MINI USB Power Soldering Iron Hot! Hot! Hot! Weller ROBUST Soldering Gun, BEB #21 Homemade Soldering Gun How

Fiber optic termination and splicing

We terminate fiber optic cable two ways – with connectors that can mate two fibers to create a temporary joint and/or connect the fiber to a piece of network gear or with splices which create a permanent joint between the two fibers. According to Which field-termination method best fits your fiber-optic LAN? article over the