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Last post Author Topic: favourite hardware hacking resources  (Read 7163 times)

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Re: favourite hardware hacking resources
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2011, 09:42:00 PM »
Actually, WD40 does work quite well for displacing moisture from wet (or mildly corroded) wiring. It was frequently used back in my junkyard days on wiring harnesses that had been pulled from a parts bike. Squirt a little in each of the multi-pin plugs before assembly and all works well.

It's flammable yes, but completely non-conductive (paraffin based).

yes, that's an old 'solution', though I suspect in a lot of cases the duct tape would be equally effective...

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Re: favourite hardware hacking resources
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2011, 01:07:10 AM »
A fun website for this type of thing is Instructables.com.

A few of the projects are a little dicey, so use some discretion, and don't take everything you read there as completely reliable. Fortunately, there's usually multiple 'builds' for each project so a little common sense (and research) will separate the chaff from the wheat.

Another very good source of reliable DIY tech projects is O'Reilly Media's Make Magazine website.


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Re: favourite hardware hacking resources
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2011, 07:48:32 PM »
If anyone who lives in the US wants a tiny packet of sugru -- and when i say tiny i mean it, less than size of marble -- send me a pm with your name and address and i'll put one in an envelope.  i have about 5 to give out.  Mention which color you prefer (black, blue, orange, green).
« Last Edit: May 23, 2011, 08:03:58 PM by mouser »

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Re: favourite hardware hacking resources
« Reply #28 on: May 23, 2011, 07:52:02 PM »
If anyone who lives in the US wants a tiny packet of sugru -- and when i say tiny i mean it, less than size of marble -- send me a pm with your address and i'll put one in an envelope.  i have about 5 to give out.  Mention which color you prefer (black, blue, orange, green).

I'll take one. PM incoming.


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Re: favourite hardware hacking resources
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2011, 02:35:01 AM »
Just stumbled over a book called There, I fixed it. Have a LOOK INSIDE ;)

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Re: favourite hardware hacking resources
« Reply #30 on: December 06, 2011, 01:55:58 AM »
Here's a video suggesting how to combine sugru and lego.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnwQXxEbaPw