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by dacflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering iron tip woes
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Soldering iron tip woes

just as easy to turn the temp down if not using it for a bit..
by dacflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ok,, New Project time,,,
Replies: 30
Views: 2192

Re: ok,, New Project time,,,

Update, I could not get the results I wanted with the LM3914, but later on had a :idea: Lightbulb :idea: moment.
I decided that i will use the LM324 IC, as I can program each OP amp for the exact trigger point that I want.
Since the sensor i am using isn't very linear.
Stay Tuned...
by dacflyer
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering iron tip woes
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Soldering iron tip woes

Hmmm, ok,, won't help for mine,, it's DC powered.
by dacflyer
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering iron tip woes
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Soldering iron tip woes

Joseph >> can you explain this idle switch ? i have been known to just turn my temp down. Janitor Tzap >> i use that "springy thing " but i get mine from the grocery store, it's made of brass.. stainless still works as well. works to scrape the oxide off. i have started to leave a lil blob of solide...
by dacflyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering iron tip woes
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Soldering iron tip woes

I got a few iron tips that have issues, and i don't know why.. I've tried to retin them, but it doesn't help. thy aren't oxidized, the tips are as clean and smooth as can be. but i can't get them to take solder. It is as if the tips have a glaze or something. What can i do besides throw them out.. I...
by dacflyer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 85
Views: 3912

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

Carbide lamps.. The carbide when mixed with water produced acetylene gas they worked but really didn't give off very good light..and if not careful, made a big boom,,
by dacflyer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My WiFi Clock I built.
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: My WiFi Clock I built.

Wow,, Led bulbs in place of light bulbs.. Does that even conform to the standards for color or brightness ? Were not allowed to do that here. The only bulbs we have left are maybe 1 or 2 intersections that have 8 inch heads, and an Arrow.. And since they don't make 8 inch led arrows,, Were forced to...
by dacflyer
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering Fat
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Soldering Fat

I have some iron tips that just wouldn't take solder to save your life, even after cleaning with tip tinner etc, but i did find out, If I put the tip ( hot ) into the soldering fat for about a min or so, the tip became serviceable again..almost like new. I might be inclined to try the Coke as a clea...
by dacflyer
Fri Mar 29, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering Fat
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Soldering Fat

Has anyone here ever used something called Soldering Fat.
what's the difference between this and flux or even resin ?
I've used the soldering fat before, It seems to work really good when soldering small stuff. A Lil Dab'l Do Ya.
I just don't know what the real differences are.
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by dacflyer
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impending Forum Milestone
Replies: 7
Views: 328

Re: Impending Forum Milestone

:mrgreen: WoooHooo..I feel special. :grin:
I hope you guys like the clock post..
Hard to believe i been on here over 17 yrs now. But i was getting N&V magazine several years before I discovered this Forum.. :shock:
by dacflyer
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another smaller GPS clock i made for a friend last christmas.
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Another smaller GPS clock i made for a friend last christmas.

And here's 3 more
Oh, and the red button on top of for the date display. Displays for bout 3 seconds.
by dacflyer
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another smaller GPS clock i made for a friend last christmas.
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Another smaller GPS clock i made for a friend last christmas.

A buddy liked a mocked up GPS clock I had knew he wanted one. So what better Christmas to give than a home made one. this one uses just a cheap GPS Module and a RTC. and a Adafruit display. Again credit goes to my other Buddy for writing me the code for it. I've tried and tried, i can't grasp code t...
by dacflyer
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My WiFi Clock I built.
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: My WiFi Clock I built.

Here's 5 more.
by dacflyer
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My WiFi Clock I built.
Replies: 3
Views: 142

My WiFi Clock I built.

Ok, so i said to myself I am sick-n-tired of setting clocks. Atomic clocks are not reliable, they loose signal a lot over here on the east coast. So I talked to a buddy of mine, which is only 1.5 hrs away from me. I told him what i wanted and he suggested to use the ESP32 Wroom Module. I told him i ...
by dacflyer
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd Commercial Products.........
Replies: 85
Views: 3912

Re: Odd Commercial Products.........

I actually have tried them Toaster Bags, they work great.. I've toasted Garlic bread in the toaster, then i got brave and tried to make a grilled cheeze sammich. It turned out great.. I give it a thumbs up ! The Microwave and fridge combo, I have this also, bought it from a Hotel renovation sale $50...