Taste The Code

I make weekly videos of electronics, code and general making

JCD 8898 Hot Air Gun Soldering Station

Unboxing, review, and testing of my new JCD 8898 hot air soldering station that I received from Banggood.

Getting started with Altium Designer

Exploring the basics of Altium Designer and creating a simple PCB.

Designing a PCB for the first time

My very first try at designing and ordering a custom PCB for a project

Exploring a failed filtration pump timer

Not everything can be easily fixed but examination is still a good learning experience.

Better power supply for my workbench

After several years, I'm replacing my DIY power supply on the workbench

How a helicopter toy is easily saved from the dumpster

Another example of price reduction that contributes to a global waste production problem.

No parts repair LED light

By understanding how the light works, I was able to fix it without using any replacement parts.

The flaws of the LED bulbs that contribute to waste

An autopsy of two dead LED bulbs.

How to make your flashlight 10x better in an afternoon

To make my flashlight better I replaced its AA batteries with 18650 cells and I've added a TP4056 board so it can be charged externally and an MT3608 board so it can have a constant output.

The Best Way to Make Indicator Lights with LEDs

By adding an LED indicator, I will be able to visually see when the soldering iron is turned on so it will be less likely to forget to turn it off.