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Wire splicing and soldering is a basic skill that any DIY enthusiast can master — but it all starts with a solid connection between the two wires. That’s where the Linesman splice comes in.
Some batteries can be tested just by dropping them, but coin cells can be much trickier to test. This DIY pair of battery-testing tweezers can test the polarity and charge of coin cell batteries just by picking them up.
Electrical engineer and musician John Harrison was looking for a way to communicate with distant friends and relatives in a more personal way, without using Facebook, email or other such service. He came up with the idea of “Filimins” — touch-sensitive, wireless lights that can be set to a colour and all other connected lights, no matter their location, will change to that colour.
Sure, you can check how well a battery bounces to test how full it is, but when it comes to lithium or “button” cells, there’s a more gentle approach — a pair of DIY tweezers that you can keep with you in your tool kit.
Back in February, Microsoft promised there would be a free version of Windows 10 for Raspberry Pi 2 owners. Now you can download the preview versions of the Windows 10 IoT Core release for the Raspberry Pi 2 or Intel’s Minnowboard Max.
The Arduino is a cheap, fun way to get into building your own electronics, but it can seem daunting to get started. Here, we’ll show you how to get a start-to-finish Arduino primer with a killer project: building a sweet robot arm.