TS-100 Soldering Iron USB C PD Mod – 20V via internal adapter

Used DIY ultrasonic cutter to remove the excess plastic

The USB C PD adapter is called “ZYPDS” by YZXStudio you want the smallest model from here:   The module is lowest cost from this Ebay seller: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Type-C-USB-C-PD2-0-3-0-to-DC-USB-fast-charge-trigger-Poll-detector-9v-12v-15v-20/233102637939 But can also be purchased at these other sites: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Freeshipping-ZY12PDS-Type-C-USB-C-PD2-0-3-0-Turn-DC-USB-Deception-Fast-Charging/32972893908.html OR https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Type-C-USB-C-PD2-0-3-0-TO-DC-USB-decoy-fast-charge-trigger-Poll/32969919810.html OR https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Mini-ZYPDS-DC-mini-20V-trigger-support-millet-65W-PD-power-supply-/132714794782

Tesla Coil VX 2007-2018

Something I never posted… only 10 years late… My final tesla coil design, must be decent as its still working 10 years later. 

Grafana + Nginx Reverse Proxy + Lets Encrypt

This is just a note on which other tutorials worked for me! after spending way too long finding the info. The main config steps in Grafana are getting the email working and setting up domain names, they are in the etc/grafana/grafana.ini file:domain: yourdomain.comroot_url = http://localhost:3000/[smtp]enabled = truehost = localhost:25skip_verify = truefrom_address = noreply@yourdomain.comfrom_name = yourdomain.comehlo_identity… Continue reading Grafana + Nginx Reverse Proxy + Lets Encrypt

DIY PEI + Spring Steel Plate + Neodymium Magnetic Build Platform!

It appears MagHold has stopped making them which is a bummer.. There are quite a few more competing products these days you can search for, but I really liked the simplicity and durability of spring steel + PEI. I have actually started making my own magnetic build platforms for myself and should do a tutorial… Continue reading DIY PEI + Spring Steel Plate + Neodymium Magnetic Build Platform!

Gerber PCB File Merge Multiple File Items Together Using Text Editor – KiCad

First set the data you want to append to an unused layer in KiCad so it is easy to tell apart. Then export with the “Plot” function and open both gerber files. Copy the data area shown in the below image into the file you want as the master. The aperture will most likely conflict… Continue reading Gerber PCB File Merge Multiple File Items Together Using Text Editor – KiCad

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Mightyboard Qidi / Flashforge / Makerbot – Flash new firmware with Avrdude + Avrdudess

I wanted to update the firmware on a QIDI 3d printer – one of these printers came with older firmware that was missing a few functions. Simplest way to get the firmware was by reading it out from another printer 🙂 Install AVRDudess if you like a GUI http://blog.zakkemble.co.uk/avrdudess-a-gui-for-avrdude/ https://github.com/zkemble/AVRDUDESS Use these settings: I also… Continue reading Mightyboard Qidi / Flashforge / Makerbot – Flash new firmware with Avrdude + Avrdudess

Anycubic Delta Printer – Smoothie board Settings

Here are my config files – this printer still needs to have the rails straightened some as It is not printing perfectly accurately.. But if you just want the basic config settings they are all applicable. SmoothieConfig