How to build a DIY capacitor discharge tool

Making a DIY Capacitor Discharge Tool

When working with capacitors, especially high voltage ones, a capacitor discharge tool is essential. It is a device that helps you drain capacitors safely before handling them further. While you can buy a capacitor discharge tool, they are just as

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How to create DIY 3D printed plant labels.

3D Printed Multicolor Plant Labels

Plant labels (also known as plant markers, garden markers or plant name tags) are useful accessoires for any gardener. They let you identify your plants and make it easier to keep track of and organize your garden. As someone who

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Can WD-40 be used as lubricant

Using WD-40 as a Lubricant: Yes or No?

More often than not, you can find a can of WD-40 in someone’s toolbox, household or garage. Originally developed for the military, it is now used for hundreds of DIY fixes, from cleaning rust to removing paint smudges. You might

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How to fix a humidifier that makes a loud noise

How to Fix a Loud Humidifier

Many people benefit from using a humidifier to increase moisture levels in the air. But while humidifiers are practical devices, it is also practically inevitable that they wear out over time and become louder. The most common causes of a

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How to safely discharge capacitors

How to Safely Discharge Capacitors

Capacitors are common components in modern day electronic devices. They store a charge that can be released at once to components that need it. Capacitors can also be used to filter specific signal frequencies. When building, repairing or salvaging electronics,

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How to fix a swollen battery

What to do with a Swollen Battery

Lithium-ion and lithium polymer batteries are commonplace nowadays, and so are the problems that come with them. Most notably those caused by these batteries swelling up. Laptops with bulging keyboards or trackpads, smartphones with a bump in their screen or

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Fluke 115 digital multimeter review

Fluke 115 Multimeter Review

Digital multimeters are indispensable tools when it comes to working with electronics. If you are looking to buy one, you don’t have to look very far. Large hardware stores sell so many different multimeters that it can be hard to

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Ergotron HX monitor arm review.

Ergotron HX Monitor Arm Review

Large monitors are awesome. Whether it is to increase productivity or to get a better gaming experience, they are here to stay. To get the best experience, however, it is a good idea to use a monitor arm. These give

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Andonstar AD407 Digital Microscope Review

Andonstar AD407 Digital Microscope Review

When it comes to soldering small SMD components, inspecting PCBs or even doing things like setting stones in jewelry, a digital microscope is a useful tool. They let you work on solder joints and components that are otherwise hard to

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