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Thread: Android GO
12/12/2021 14:52:17

My experience with "limited"...Read weak.. phones and android go...well it doesn't.

I changed up , modestly to Samsung a12.. 150 quid

Such a relief...

Thread: Flash Removal Tool
20/01/2021 18:51:25

Couple of things here

Maybe the magazine should migrate the archive to a more "durable" format ....nothing lasts forever but formats least of all

And secondly from the thread title I was hoping for a discussion on the merits of explosive deburring ...sometime used for flash removal...






Edited By jason udall on 20/01/2021 18:52:32

Thread: Pea shooters illegal
12/12/2020 20:48:19

Just to take this to daft extreme.

Nerf guns.

Soft foam darts.. add

Tungsten Tig electrodes

and for extra sauce lanthanided electrodes ............

Thread: Neil's thread re review of digital calipers
27/11/2020 18:13:13

Carbon fiber framed are available.. Around Fiver each.

Can't say I've experienced them but frames made of low thermal and drill able material has potential of adding simple direct measurement to various axis .

Thread: is there an easy identification test for Nickel and Chromium ?
27/11/2020 18:05:53

Can I suggest.

With known sample of plated chrome and another of nickel

Arrange ref probe to dip in small drop of tap water with perhaps dash of baking soda. You need a electrolyte.

Drop of electrolyte on unknown measure voltage between sample and probe. Compare voltage between the two probes.

The lowest different will indicate the match......

Thread: Bows and arrows
26/08/2020 20:02:39

For answers to this and many other questions I recommend

The Evolution Man .by Roy Lewis


Not a thick book


Deals with life of a bunch( troop) of proto man.

From fire ,cooking, fire hardened spear, bow and arrow , burial .

Though fiction it is well researched


Edited By jason udall on 26/08/2020 20:06:39

Thread: Making sense of big numbers
27/07/2020 17:38:46

Turn the handle on this

Nano parsec per micro fortnight.

Answer is illuminating in inches per

Thread: component tester
09/06/2020 18:47:32

Just a thought.. does it still misbehave out of metal box?

Just to say the LCD is "powered" via what was described by sticky tape.

Also contacts are present on topside of the pcb so might

be shorted by case .

It might be stuffed but it might not .

Btw I think it might be working but in " foreign"

Thread: Set up tool???
20/05/2020 18:59:09

Rose joint....

Lump of rubber. Long wire(knitting needle).. continuously adjustable ratio.....

Thread: Increasing Print Area
05/05/2020 18:51:33

Gentle readers...remember the longest axis for your part can be the diagonal of the built SPACE not just the platform.

Also having layers non parallel with the face of the part can optimise your build strength.

Though if you are building in a heated build cab say 70degrees your interlayer bonding improves s lot

Thread: Bayonetes
05/05/2020 18:45:02


Link to video about the perils of french bayonet.    

Edited By jason udall on 05/05/2020 18:45:59

Thread: Digital Vernier gauge
01/04/2020 17:11:13

IPA..iso propol alcohol..propan 1.1 ol'.

I prefer this to meths.. 90+ percent as supplied versu 60 percent ethanol in meths...meths barely burns theses days . Barely (and possibly not even) strong enough as hand any case IPA will even release hot glue....

01/04/2020 14:30:21

Skipping over the err.... language..perfectly correct but at moment in helpful.

Glass you mean the glasing of the case or the LCD itself.

If ,the window in the external case , then at first go try softening the glue with IPA.. or meths .

Hot air might work too.

Thread: How to do 100 divisions
10/02/2020 19:54:40

Who ever put the "add posting button " tight to the terms and conditions link ...not for the first time have I lost an erudite and illuminating post at the last herdal...

Back to point.... either

Take circumference by wrapping strip of paper

Divide this length with drafting techniques..transfer these divisions back to wheel.


Turn wheel to have circumference yielding convenient division  

Or use cad to divided wheel and print paper strip.

Glue down and over varnish.


The latter works for me ..also get better contrast for my tired eyes.


Edited By jason udall on 10/02/2020 19:57:12

Thread: Does solder seep into copper plate ?
16/01/2020 14:57:50

Further to my last.

In the electronics industry.

We from time to time need to verify the lead free status of components .

Lead detection "pens" exist for this purpose.

So for the purpose of detecting leaded solder than maybe these might be illuminating.

16/01/2020 13:47:37

It is generally considered that in lead/tin solder ( and I guess to some extent lead free) that an alloy layer forms tin-copper

If you etch with acid the tin may be left with copper being removed first ( my recollection of relative reactivity is hazy)

I know in brass(copper zinc) The zinc can go first leaving spongy copper behind...but don't know it is in tin copper being ( bronze seems more durable)

Thread: 2nd Hand Hearing Aid Reprogramming?
17/12/2019 18:51:48


A quick Google leads to a lively community of home programming of Widex aids.

17/12/2019 18:46:54

It's not impossible that the manufacturer of the aid, doesn't licence the "programming" software such a way that there is a licences fee per "installation".

Seen such with software to programme PLC's and VFD. For my money....those companies don't get my trade but you get the point.

Same thing used to happen with cad post processing..

Any way it might not be the chap at SS but some Sharpie at the hearing aid company that's behind this.

Thread: Soldering with tin
13/12/2019 18:17:54

Slightly confused here.

You wish to solder using pure tin

( Lead free electrical solder is tin 97 % plus

With silver and flux to suit


You wish to use low temp to protect the temper of the steel add ons


Now leaded based solder melts at a lower temp than lead free.

So if leaded solder( I have seen it used as tell tale for tempering) needs too much heat for your application ,the lead free or pure tin will be worse from the point of view of disturbing the temper.

There are special alloys that melt at less than even leaded solder...."magic metal" from memory..sold for PCB rework.. basically used to de-solder surface mount chips

This stuff is expensive but not silly

It's structural strength is unknown to me

Google "de-solder alloy"

Chip quick is one brand


Edited By jason udall on 13/12/2019 18:22:26

Thread: Mystery wiring on a small DC motor
21/11/2019 18:58:59


My suggestion would be a damping function.

By shorting a small DC permanent magnet motor

The tendency to self limit the movement speed.

Basically using "back emf breaking"

Unless as suggested the single wire has two conductors then no current could flow to power the motor.

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