This is a re-visit of our original Molex connector post--we had some problems with our cabling on a recent project, so we drilled down into the failures so they wouldn't happen again.
Get you a box cutter for a great good! TSA aside, box cutters are great: yes, we all have our multitools, but for all-round utility, it's hard to beat the simple box cutter. Let's take a quick look at the ones we have laying around, discuss why some are better than others, what our daily carry is, and why.
Disclosure: This post contains affiliate (and direct) links to some parts off Amazon for making a (relatively) hand-held device as well as the commercial product we replaced. In the first book of the Maker's End Inspiration Series, Arduino Inspiration, we're controlling some computer fans to make a pleasant desk fan. To get some data on… Continue reading Build: Arduino Tachometer (Reflective Style)
Disclosures: This is one of our designs; the STL is available on Thingiverse. There's also Amazon Affiliate and direct links to the Rigid "toolbox style" vacuum mentioned because it has quickly taken over our "Oh we always need a vacuum right here" needs: we have one under our main work desk and one under the… Continue reading Print: Vacuum Dust Collector for Wall Drilling