Posts Tagged ‘Soldering’

My Greatest Hack Yet

My Greatest Hack Yet

I’ve been exposing my son Malachi to electronics and building things since he was born, and figured it was time to teach him how to solder.  I purchased an electronic kit from a local electronics retailer, Fry’s Electronics.  They sell more electronic components than Radio Shack.  The kit that was selected was the Traffic Light kit… because I thought it …..

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The trackball thing progresses

The trackball thing progresses

So I soldered and cut a bit and believe or not, this picture shows an operating device!

The front of the PCB with the mouse buttons and one of the sensitivity buttons has been cut off. Those buttons have to be glued in position and wired manually. You see them lying in the left of the mouse’s PCB in the base …..

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Resoldering BGA chips at home – on a tight budget

Resoldering BGA chips at home - on a tight budget

I’m rather sure most of you won’t believe this without having seen it, but I am not the first to try something absolutely ridiculous to handle such problems. In fact I got the idea from a video I saw some time ago, might have been on hackaday even. The HP TX 1000 has a common problem with its GPU that …..

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