Articles, Tutorials and Research ideas

Summer, 2016

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By PodeCoet - Tuesday, December 27th 2016 @ 01:59:08 AEDST

I modified an Arc Lighter from AliExpress to play the "We Are Number One" tune, no speakers, all sound is coming from the Arc. Click here to view

Summer, 2014

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By PodeCoet - Thursday, December 25th 2014 @ 23:47:18 ADST

I hollowed out the inside of the SN74LS47N display driver, and inserted a 16F1503 microcontroller to troll my college instructor. Click here to view

Spring, 2011

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By PodeCoet - Sunday, October 1st 2011 @ 03:05:08 ADST

We take another look at laminator modifications using models currently on the market. Includes a complete tutorial on modifying a LOWELL LOOL280 unit -- Click here to view

Autumn, 2011

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By PodeCoet - Sunday, April 10th 2011 @ 17:05:01 AEST

Learn how to hack a generic battery into your Mio Moov 370 (also applies to other devices) Click here to view

Spring, 2010

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By PodeCoet - Friday, November 12th 2010 @ 23:59:04 ADST

Learn how to use ChipQuik's rework alloys to perform quick and easy SMD removal, especially useful while on service calls! -- Click here to view

Summer, 2009 - 2010

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By PodeCoet - Tuesday, January 5th 2010 @ 23:28:04 ADST

Get great results soldering SMD components with a relatively high pin-count. We also show you how to save time on modifcations by pin-masking! -- Click here to view

Winter, 2009

By PodeCoet - Thursday, July 5th 13:31:08 AEST

A quick write-up about a capacitive-discharge spot welder I've been working on (as of now it's still a machining tool until the firmware is completed!) Click here to view

By PodeCoet - Thursday, August 30th 17:04:06 AEST

Part two of the discharge welder/cutter that I've been working on. This article is still being updated, check back frequently Click here to view

By PodeCoet - Thursday, July 11th 2009 @ 15:26:38 AEST

A walkthrough on how to make brilliantly detailed PCBs using PulsarProFX products (also applies to most other toner-transfer products out there) - Warning, HUGE article containing 49 images! Click here to view

By PodeCoet - Thursday, July 7th 2009 @ 23:54:25 AEST

A walkthrough on how to ramp up the temperature on cheap GBC Creative (and probably other laminators) to make them perfect for PCB Toner Transfer (Using TTS paper, TRF foils etc) Click here to view

By PodeCoet - Thursday, July 2nd 2009 @ 10:30:03 AEST

A quick, yet descriptive comparison of the results obtained using Ferric Chloride and Ammonium Persulphate etchants (spoiler: Ferric Chloride wins). Click here to view