“BOING!” The nail was shot into the wall. “That was definitely not safe!”, I said to my friend. He agreed. We had just connected our self-made coilgun to the 220V wall outlet. …just to test.
In the beginning there were pins that went high and low. Super easy to work with and understand. I am talking about the good old parallel and serial ports on a computer. You might remember them. You might not.
To be honest, you don’t NEED to tin. But it can help. To “tin” is to apply a bit of tin to something. For example – you can tin the tip of your soldering iron by first cleaning it with a sponge, then apply a bit of solder to the tip. Or you can tin […]
It was a cold December morning. I could see the frost smoke rising from the ice-cold water of the Berlin canals …and a man from the US greeted me at the door and welcomed me in. His name was Jackson, and he was one of the founders of a hardware startup in Berlin, called Relayr. […]
Which seems like a strange thing to do =) At least when you don’t have the context. But the thing is, I was at this event in Berlin. Yesterday was the opening of a new electronics lab, that aims to attract both hobbyists and startup companies within hardware. I thought it was going to be […]
I was browsing the Internet and found something… I came across a story about someone who had gotten solder into his eyes. He didn’t wear protective glasses when soldering. He turned blind on one eye, suffered from so much pain that he was unable to continue his job – and was left in a position […]