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

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

Post by AfroLH » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:51 pm

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

Post by DJ711 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:53 pm

9 volt or AAA or AAA?
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by Twilight Wolf » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:30 pm

None of the above - you want a watch battery or something similar. The rest are too big and would weigh it down/cause it to become unbalanced/other undesirable things.

Also, from what I've heard, you'd do well to start with a new toothbrush with angled bristles. I imagine one that's been used would have worn, frayed bristles and wouldn't work nearly as well.
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by Basement_Modder » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:32 pm

I tried one with an old toothbrush once, thought it worked fine. It wasn't until I used a new toothbrush that I realized the difference, which was monumental. Use a new one.
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by yoshilime » Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:19 pm

So he gets away scoot free with a topic similar to mine? :lol:
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by grossaffe » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:22 am

yoshilime wrote:So he gets away scoot free with a topic similar to mine? :lol:
you can't build much with hot-glue alone. You can do projects with a soldering iron, a dremel, and some funds.

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

Post by blaze3927 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:36 am

What to do with $37
open up an account and have an agent move that money around from long term investments, through to short term deposit accounts trying to get you a maximum return for your savings then move it through various upcoming companies and its gone... :shock:
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by gamer404 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:44 am

Basement_Modder wrote: burn yourself
Hate to bring up an older post, but I just have to say a girl in our IT class forgot she was holding a soldering iron while she scratched her face. It didn't turn out pretty :)

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

Post by themadhacker » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:06 am

Reminds me of the time when I got side tracked while soldering. I was looking for my screwdriver and saw the tip of the soldering iron. Now keep in mind I was quite tired. I reached for the iron tip, thinking it was the screwdriver and burnt my whole hand.
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Re: What can I build with 37 dollars a soldering iron etc.

Post by Basement_Modder » Sat Jun 13, 2009 12:49 pm

themadhacker wrote:Reminds me of the time when I got side tracked while soldering. I was looking for my screwdriver and saw the tip of the soldering iron. Now keep in mind I was quite tired. I reached for the iron tip, thinking it was the screwdriver and burnt my whole hand.
I did something similar once, except with a low-temp glue gun, so it didn't hurt...

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

Post by alentris » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:47 pm

themadhacker wrote:Reminds me of the time when I got side tracked while soldering. I was looking for my screwdriver and saw the tip of the soldering iron. Now keep in mind I was quite tired. I reached for the iron tip, thinking it was the screwdriver and burnt my whole hand.
I was super tired once, and mistook my soldering iron for my dremel (mind you, I was VERY tired). It was NOT pretty... It also didn't smell pretty (If you haven't smelt burnt flesh, it's bad). I just ran it under water, bandaged it up, and by morning It was even more painful :mrgreen:

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