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New website and branding incoming

I am in the process of rebranding everything to a more memorable name and domain: Electron Hacks… ElectronHacks.com. I want to get a bunch of things squared away before going on a new spree of content and getting on a more regular posting schedule!  Things may be messy for a few weeks…

 

How to Build a Kossel Mini Tutorial, Frame

Why I am building a Kossel Mini

My first 3D printer was a Prusa Mendel V2 Reprap, after seeing the speed and precision of my bosse’s Rostock Max and drooling over his Kossel mini I decided it was time to make another printer. (You can find my Prusa Mendel V2 Reprap post here) I have found that half the fun of 3D printing is building the machine… especially if you are the type that enjoys tinkering and fiddling with gadgets. I have also found that 3D printing is absolutely a hobby, though, I am to cheap to try some of the more out of the box printers that are developing nowadays. I am not sure if the urge to build things or my cut-rate pocket-book drive my DIY printing hobby more… Read More…

Electric Hobby RC Cars for the Absolute Beginner

I found gathering all the info needed to dive into RC cars as a hobby kind of confusing. It helps a lot to have a mentor that you can ask questions but that is not always possible. Read More…

How to Solder for the beginner

 

Here are some good practices when soldering electronics. Read More…

How to terminate RJ45 connectors on Cat5 Ethernet cable

 

Making Cat5 Ethernet cables or repairing the ends is quite easy.

You will need a RJ45 connector, a crimper, and some strippers or a knife to strip the shield. Read More…

DIY The Most Useless Machine

The useless machine is a simple box with a switch and motor, when you turn on the switch the lid opens and the arm swings out and turns off the machine and then retracts. It is so simple but brings a smile to the face of everyone that tries! The Useless Machine was not created by me, it can be found in Make Magazine and in numerous Instructables and DIY articles online. Read More…

Programming a Replacement Keyless Entry Remote

It’s fairly easy to program a replacement keyless entry remote. Even better, what if you have two vehicles the same make, they use the same remote! Also when the battery goes bad remotes may require to be re paired with the vehicle. Read More…

Keyless entry remote programming for 1998-2006 GM, Chevrolet, GMC

If you get a new keyless entry remote (key fob) or change the battery in your remote you may need to reprogram your vehicle to accept the remote. This procedure works for a lot of 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and some 2008, and 2009 GM (Chevtolet and GMC) vehicles. Read More…

Keyless entry remote programming for Ford 1995-2008

If you get a new remote or change the battery in your remote you may need to reprogram your vehicle to accept the keyless entry remote or key fob. This procedure works for a lot of 1998-2008 ford vehicles, see below for vehicles that the procedure works on and vehicles that use a slight variation on this procedure. I attempted to get this list accurate, I apologize because mistakes were probably made. Read More…

RepRap Prusa Mendel V2 Complete Build

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Building my very first 3D printer was quite traumatic and time consuming but also fun and rewarding! I don’t suggest building your own unless you have a love for tinkering, and making. There are some other qualities that will come in handy such as tendency’s for hacking, electronics, and computers. As this is a computer controlled machine complete with a microcontroller you MUST know how to turn a computer on. Be aware that building your own RepRap is more like getting a hobby than getting a project. Read More…

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