Hacking a Toaster Oven into a reflow Oven

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Surface mounted Electronics are becoming the more and more popular. They are small, cheap and are the preferred method used in most electronics. For the average electronic hobbyist, they also are a challenge to work with. Most the time you need a magnifying glass and tweezers just …

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Beer can padlock opener

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This cool simple hack, allows you to pick a Master Lock padlock, using a beer can. The hack involves making the beer into a flat sheet of aluminum, then cutting out a simple pattern. Once the pattern is made it can be bent to work as a padlock shim. This is a very …

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Bench top switching power supply

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If you are in need of a bench top power supply for all your electronic projects, this stabilized unit from hobby-elec.org might be worth building. As a undergraduate in college I based my senior project on this example. I needed a good power supply to test many of my other projects. I …

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Acrylic Bending Machine

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Great article by Seiichi Inoue of www.hobby-elec.org. The article goes thought the process of building a bender to bend acrylics sheets. Perfect if you need to create project boxes or even custom computer cases. This information on this website is well presented and challenging. The bender is basically an aluminum square tube with …

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