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Soldering Iron PID Temperature Controller

Soldering irons that plug in to an AC outlet are inexpensive and convenient, but one drawback to them is that they don’t have very good temperature control. 1.982 more words

Soldering Irons

How to Build a Thermocouple Amplifier

A Thermocouple is a terrific way to measure temperature. The effects of temperature change on dissimilar metals produces a measurable voltage. But to make that measurement you need an amplifier circuit designed for the thermocouple being used. 621 more words

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What makes a miracle worker?

I’ve sometimes been called a miracle worker (but not in the league of the lady above). Often by doing things quicker than expected or by solving problems that others had failed at. 499 more words

Calibrating The MSP430 Digitally Controlled Oscillator

The MSP430 is a popular microcontroller, and on board is a neat little clock source, a digitally controlled oscillator, or DCO. This oscillator can be used for everything from setting baud rates for a UART or for setting the clock for a VGA output. 214 more words

Microcontrollers

Keeping warm.

It’s been freezing cold this week, yesterday morning was -42 Celsius with the windchill but I managed to get the truck started to go to a welding shop. 380 more words

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Troubleshooting Water Heater Pilot Lights - Ace Hi Plumbing, Heating & Air

Troubleshooting  Water Heater Pilot Lights

Important: Before troubleshooting any pilot light problems, keep in mind that pilot flame is always ON and the flame should be mostly blue. 1.004 more words

Water Heaters

Close Prep and Pump Down

I was kind of late today, because I went and rode Soon this morning, but she was lame, so I was kind of cranky about it. 1.189 more words

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