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If you need to make some simple electronics repairs, but don’t have a soldering iron, you aren’t completely doomed. You can use plenty of other tools, along with almost any heat source, to solder whatever needs soldering.
The Intel Edison is one of those DIY electronics boards that we haven’t talked a lot about here on Lifehacker, but it’s one of the more popular tools for internet of things projects. It’s a little confusing how it works at a glance, so Instructables user DangerousTim put together a beginner’s guide that covers the basics for setting it up.
If you do a lot of soldering projects, you probably have a lot of solder beads around your work area. With a few tools you can melt them down and remould them into usable solder again.
We’ve shown you how to turn a Raspberry Pi into a handy little ad blocker for all your devices before, but blogger Jacob Salmela simplified the process significantly. Now all you need to do is type one thing into the command line.
Bone conduction speakers give you the ability to hear things that nobody else can by vibrating your own bones. This covert system — that fits perfectly inside of a pen — can be activated by simply biting down on it.
The Raspberry Pi 2 is an awesome upgrade over previous models, but it also comes with a quirk. It turns out if you try to take a picture of the Pi with a flash, it powers off. The folks over at Raspberry Pi explain exactly what’s going on.
Littlebits make designing little electronics super easy, but that doesn’t mean everyone can make anything instantly. If you’d like a little more guidance, Littlebits and P2Pu teamed up for the Invent Anything online course, and you can sign up for it right now for free.
We know the Raspberry Pi 2 is faster on paper. If you’re curious about benchmark scores, Hackaday ran the Pi 2 through its paces and compared it to the Model B+.