May 22, 2012
about 2 years ago
I just used my Polymorph to straighten my eyeglass frames without going back to the optician. I molded some Polymorph around the jaws of 2 different small pliers, pressed the still-soft Polymorph onto the part of the eyeglass frame I wanted to hold. Worked a treat without breaking the lenses or the frames (and no scratches to the frames either.
about 3 years ago
I bought a bunch of these breakout boards, an Xbee Explorer USB and several AdaFruit serial-to-XBee kits. I learned the hard way about how solder and these headers/XBee don’t get along; I actually soldered one XBee into the header, not realizing the amount of solder flow I was getting.
I found a slightly different technique than those mentioned here. It is similar to those I’ve seen for easy surface mount soldering:
Once I figured out the “right way” to do this, it became trivial to get an XBee socket soldered like a pro.
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