I see how to measure the height of the handrail. Does it say anywhere else what the height should be?
I'm a software developer, currently working for Mozilla. I have a keen interest in robotics, electronics, metal-working and wood-working.
Posts made by dhylands
RE: Repair Cafe
It looks like there aren’t any lifted traces (hard to tell from the photo), so if it’s just a case of soldering it back on, then I’d say its definitely worth doing.
Use some solder braid to remove the excess solder from the board and then you should be able to solder the port back on without having to use much if any extra solder. I’d add extra solder for the mounting tabs.
Anybody who has soldered surface mount parts should be able to help you. I’d volunteer, but I’m not sure when I’ll be at the space next.
Liquid Plastic Welder
I saw this on kickstarter today: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/notaglue/bondicevotm-liquid-plastic-welder
There are only 59 hours left, but I thought that some people here might find it interesting.
RE: Time for Diodes
@Ron_Ron You’re missing an ‘e’. It should be spelled Diode. The reason why it works is referred to as leakage current. Leakage current is the bane of designing low-power circuits, and can cause lots of interesting effects when trying to design circuits which need to be shut down while the rest of the circuit continues to operate (typically done for power saving).
RE: Where to buy solder and flux?
For hobbyist uses, I highly recommend that you get solder with lead in it, rather than the lead free. Lead-free solder needs higher temps and is a bit more fiddly.
I often find leaded solder at surplus places (or electronics swap meets) and snatch up any rolls of fine leaded solder that I find.
RE: Intermittent forum failure
What pierre said.
I normally have my DNS pointing at Google’s DNS server 220.127.116.11. When I saw the proiblem, I switched back to using the Telus DNS and things were mostly OK. I still had a couple times where I had to reload. The issues I saw were all DNS related and nothing to do with the site itself.
RE: Building 20 MeArm Kits for Canada day
@arasbm I just remembered that we’re still missing 3 wires for each kit.
a pair of wires to connect the 5V/Ground rails on each side of the breadboard, and a ground wire to connect the Arduino to one of the rgound rails.
I won’t be able to make it next week (I’ll be in San Francisco).