DIY Arduino Battery Spot Welder

Due to many requests for the PCBs I do currently have some PCB Sets and prebuilt kits in stock. Take a look here: https://malectrics.eu An Arduino Nano based Spot Welder for battery welding This Spot Welder can be used to weld 18650 batteries. It uses a 12V car battery as welding current supply. Typically one 40Ah 440A battery delivers enough current to get good welds with 0.15mm nickel strips and even 0.25 ...

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Measuring Seismic Activity Using ProtoCentral OpenPressure

Seismic activity or "Vibrations of the earth" is measured using ProtoCentral's OpenPressure 24-bit DAQ System. Introduction A geophone is a magnetic device used to measure the Earth's normal vibrations (some abnormal during events such as earthquakes). These movements are also present when there is a small explosion (commonly used for mining and exploration purposes). The principle of a geophone is similar ...

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Useless Box

A machine that turns off the knob that you've just switched on- a ruthless battle between human and robot. Story Fascinated by this humorous anthropomorphic idea on instructables that left me philosophizing deeply about the essence of art, I decided to make this a project after witnessing many ruthless battles between human and robot on youtube. How does it work? The Arduino "listens" to the state of the sw ...

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Wi-Fi and OLED Upgrade for MightyOhm Geiger Counter

In this post I will show you how to add Wi-Fi connectivity and an OLED screen to the MightyOhm Geiger Counter kit. Lots of fun! Introduction I assembled my Geiger counter kit from MightyOhm some time ago. It's a very fun kit and the finished counter looks awesome. Oh, that Geiger-Muller tube sitting on that yellow PCB! I've always wanted to modify it somehow and add functionality. Today I realized that an A ...

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Lead Acid Battery float charger

Ensuring your vehicle batteries are always in good condition is important. Preserving of our environment is/should be mandatory. This project supports both purpose. It recycles an outdated feature phone wall adapter to create a lead-acid battery float charger. The wall adapter gets a new life and the lifetime of the battery extends. You can build a reliable float charger unit using a few items, almost for f ...

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ESP8266 Weather Widget

Welcome to my new Weather Widget Project. A weather widget is a application that can be downloaded on your PC, laptop or a mobile device and perform the job of providing easy access to weather information.But I was always trying to make something different.So I go through the internet to get some ideas.After few days of my work, finally I made it.I am sharing this so that any one can make it easily. This is ...

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One step closer to the ‘ultimate battery’

Although scientists are still working toward replacing lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries with lithium-air (Li-air), or lithium-oxygen, batteries, researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a lab-based demonstrator of such a battery. It is safe to say we still have another decade before we can begin to utilize such powerful batteries as scientists work to make sure it is stable enough for widespr ...

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OpenCVMeter – Rediscover Your Capacitors

When designing circuits, many hobbyists take capacitors for granted - but each type (ceramic multi-layer, aluminum electrolytic, tantalum, mica...) has its own unique properties. Nowadays, ceramic capacitors are the most commonly used capacitors in the industry, but many can lose up to 80% of their rated capacitance near their voltage ratings.  Enter the OpenCVMeter! This meter aims to provide a Capacitance ...

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An Edison-Based Password Keeper

Hi, I'm Daniel, a professional software developer. This is my very first instructable, and I'm über-excited. I hope you'll like. :) With this instructable, I try to solve a problem everyone has: Passwords. Accounts. Logins. All the stuff you need to get into your favourite social media site, shopping site, blog or forum (they still exist, huh?). Now, there are several ways to control your accounts: Use alwa ...

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LTC4015 – Multichemistry Buck Battery Charger Controller with Digital Telemetry System

Features Multichemistry Li-Ion/Polymer, LiFePO4, or Lead- Acid Battery Charger with Termination High Efficiency Synchronous Buck Battery Charger Digital Telemetry System Monitors VBAT, IBAT, RBAT,NTC Ratio (Battery Temperature), VIN, IIN, VSYSTEM, Die Temperature Coulomb Counter and Integrated 14-Bit ADC Wide Charging Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 35V Wide Battery Voltage Range: Up to 35V Input Undervoltage ...

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LTC4015 – Multichemistry Buck Battery Charger Controller with Digital Telemetry System

Features Multichemistry Li-Ion/Polymer, LiFePO4, or Lead- Acid Battery Charger with Termination High Efficiency Synchronous Buck Battery Charger Digital Telemetry System Monitors VBAT, IBAT, RBAT,NTC Ratio (Battery Temperature), VIN, IIN, VSYSTEM, Die Temperature Coulomb Counter and Integrated 14-Bit ADC Wide Charging Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 35V Wide Battery Voltage Range: Up to 35V Input Undervoltage ...

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USB Li-Ion battery charger

Li-ion cells become more and more popular due to their capacity and reasonable prices. In this entry I will show how to build a simple li-ion battery charger based on MCP73831 chip. It's a quite useful device for DYI projects,in addition its cost is only around 1,5 euro. The device uses USB port as a power supply (mini-USB connector). I use the standard gold-pins as an output socket. There're three of them, ...

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