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What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by DJ711 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:01 am

I want to build something to practice using the dremel and soldering iron before I even touch my N64. So then...


What can I build with 37 dollars, a soldering iron, and a dremel.
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by Triton » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:53 am

a cheap soldering iron and dremel, or a somewhat nicer iron or dremel but not both :lol:
a good dremel is gonna cost you anywhere from 20-90 bucks a decent soldering will be 7-30$ with a REALLY nice one being anything north of 30 up to a couple hundred for a professional hot air station

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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by Basement_Modder » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:15 am

Swap LED's in game systems, cut plastic, burn yourself, etc.
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by AfroLH » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:34 am

Triton wrote:a cheap soldering iron and dremel, or a somewhat nicer iron or dremel but not both :lol:
a good dremel is gonna cost you anywhere from 20-90 bucks a decent soldering will be 7-30$ with a REALLY nice one being anything north of 30 up to a couple hundred for a professional hot air station

I think he already has one...



But you should build a binary watch.
They are fairly easy to build when you have a good kit.

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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by SonyPortableizer » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:54 pm

EVIL NOD wrote:
Basement_Modder wrote: burn yourself, etc.
did that yesterday got a burn from my soldering iron on my thumb. :oops:
A few months ago I was soldering, I was watching seinfeld(On TBS) like I always do, leaned into the iron with my elbow, and did not notice until the commercial break, I didn't feel it, lucky I didn't!
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by ShockSlayer » Thu Jun 11, 2009 12:57 pm

Relocate an n64 cart slot. Great stuff.

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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by bicostp » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:28 pm

Step 1. - Give me the $37
Step 2. - Come up with something to do with your soldering iron and Dremel.

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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by wallydawg » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:45 pm

get 37 one dollar bills, soak them in different chemicals and see which ones burn the fastest
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by grossaffe » Thu Jun 11, 2009 2:50 pm

could build an SNES -> PC controller adapter for that. http://www.tolaris.com/snes-to-parallel/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I built a 5-player box a while ago and love it. perfect for emulators.

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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by Gump-in-space » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:22 pm

bicostp wrote:Step 1. - Give me the $37
Step 2. - Come up with something to do with your soldering iron and Dremel.
3. ????????
4. PROFIT!
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by DJ711 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:18 pm

I'm thinking of making a bristle bot. They sound really cool. I know that everytime someone mentions it there is a refrence to Dr.Killgood banning because of that link. So let's try to stay on topic


Anybody got any instuctions/tips/materials I should use.
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by Shakespeare » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:22 pm

DJ711 wrote:I'm thinking of making a bristle bot. They sound really cool. I know that everytime someone mentions it there is a refrence to Dr.Killgood banning because of that link. So let's try to stay on topic


Anybody got any instuctions/tips/materials I should use.
1. A bristle.
2. A bot!
3. 2 cups of peanut butter
4. 5 cups flour

Tips: Don't eat the bristlebot.
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by DJ711 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:32 pm

So I have everything but a bot. How would go about making one?
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by AfroLH » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:39 pm

DJ711 wrote:So I have everything but a bot. How would go about making one?
Take a motor from a Pager or cell phone and attach it on the top with some batteries.

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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by DJ711 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:42 pm

AfroLH wrote:
DJ711 wrote:So I have everything but a bot. How would go about making one?
Take a motor from a Pager or cell phone and attach it on the top with some batteries.
Just wire the batteries to the motor to make the bristles move correct?

Nice. This will make a very fun afternoon project
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