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What would you like to learn?

Beginner - How to solve a rubicks cube.
4 (26.7%)
Beginner - How to solder.
3 (20%)
Advanced - How to build a 2W laser.
3 (20%)
Advanced - How to build a device that can turn off any TV.
3 (20%)
Experienced - How to build a LED color organ.
1 (6.7%)
Advanced - How to build an Apple 1 replica.
1 (6.7%)

Total Members Voted: 14

Voting closed: December 15, 2012, 08:45:25 PM

Author Topic: Hardware Tutorial for the first month  (Read 3056 times)

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Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« on: December 05, 2012, 08:45:25 PM »
Hello THS Members,

       I was very happy about the number of people that would like me to make Hardware Tutorials. It's only 14 at the moment but anything above 10 I'm okay with. I've listed a few options and what I would guess there skill level are, as well as a skill level chart. Some of these ideas maybe boring but I'll come up with better ones in the future.

Skill Level
Beginner (Noob) - All you need for this is your brain.
Advanced Noob - This requires a knowledge of basic tools and the skill of electronic soldering.
Experienced - You need to have all requirements of an Advanced Noob as well as some experience prior.
Hardware Genius - You need to be experienced with Hardware and have a strong knowledge of electronic components.

Tutorial Ideas:
Beginner - How to solve a Rubik's cube; I'm a speed cuber and I can solve a 3x3 cube in 17 seconds on average. (This has to do with hardware, PM me if you don't believe me.)
Beginner - How to solder; this would teach the basic skill of soldering, this is a very important skill in the world of simple circuits.
Advanced - How to build a 2W laser; this is what I would like to do most; if you didn't know, your average 2W laser can burn through hard plastic, ignite matches, etc.
Advanced - How to build a device that can turn off any TV; this is commonly know as the TV-B-Gone and is sold as a kit. I can build one from scratch, although I would use the kit for my tutorial.
Experienced - How to build a Led Color Organ; in a nutshell when you plug a device that inputs music through this circuit red, blue, and yellow LEDs light up in patterns according to the music.
Hardware Genius - How to build a replica Apple 1 motherboard; this one explains it's self.

A lot of "How to's"!

If you have any question, comment, or ideas please share!

Thanks,
Xamran Shamsi
« Last Edit: December 17, 2012, 05:58:27 PM by xamranshamsi »
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2012, 01:36:39 AM »
Hi Xamran Shamsi,

you got some really cool tutorial ideas.
About the soldering tutorial, are you gonna show us how to solder "normal/easy" parts , for example THT parts or also SMD parts ?
And why can't I vote for the LED Color Organ and the apple 1 motherboard replica , these 2 are definitely THE best tutorials  ;D.

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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2012, 01:29:13 PM »
Hi Xamran Shamsi,

you got some really cool tutorial ideas.
About the soldering tutorial, are you gonna show us how to solder "normal/easy" parts , for example THT parts or also SMD parts ?
And why can't I vote for the LED Color Organ and the apple 1 motherboard replica , these 2 are definitely THE best tutorials  ;D.


I can teach SMD soldering, but I thought I would only teach through hole for simplicity. And you can now vote for both the Apple 1 and the LED color organ. Thanks for informing me of that.
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2012, 05:06:20 PM »
Update: I will be teaching SMD or SMT soldering in my soldering tutorial.
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2012, 06:01:45 PM »
This poll is ending in 2 days. Right now it's tied, if you haven't voted please vote.
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2012, 06:42:30 PM »
Are you still planning on doing this? Just curious because it would be awesome!

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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012, 08:24:43 PM »
Damn a tut on  How to solder would be great! Maybe how to replace a laptop AC jack or something of that nature I think would help a lot of us..
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2012, 10:23:35 AM »
Well dog gone it! I'm away for a short time and missed out on voting! LOL
I've had plenty of experience soldering from times past, SMD is difficult for these old eyes of mine (naaa my magnifying glass on the bench just doesn't work anymore!). But I would (time permitting) enjoy the class.
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2012, 08:54:14 AM »
Could tutorials be incremented, starting with soldering and building to something more advanced?
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2012, 09:44:47 PM »
Sorry to keep everyone waiting. I was in Mexico from the 17th to the 23rd. (I just got home 2 hours ago.) I should have the Rubicks cube tutorial done before the New Year. That will be more for fun than anything useful. I will have the soldering tutorial done before 20th of January hopefully.
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2012, 10:54:11 AM »
Hey xamranshamsi,
I like n1tr0g3n's idea about the AC jack suggestion. I would enjoy what ever you put together (time permitting) though...
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and stay safe for the any New Year plans guys!
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2013, 07:46:44 PM »
I owe everyone on THS an apology for my disappearance. I'm a student and my teacher were in quite the mood. Anyway, I'm going to film the Rubicks cube and half of the soldering tutorial tomorrow. Once again sorry for the delay.
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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2013, 08:01:57 PM »
 ;D ;D hellz yeah can't wait  ;D ;D

really interested in the laser and device that can turn off any tv too

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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2013, 06:24:55 PM »
I can solve rubix cubes in around 40 seconds , but a 17 second speed cubing method sounds great to learn. Are you using the Fredrick's method ? Another question, how do you solve the cross so quickly i see many speed cubers do it or is it even necessary ?

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Re: Hardware Tutorial for the first month
« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2013, 08:07:45 PM »
Yes, I use Fredrick's method with a few things I've added a small step to get the cross at the bottom faster. I'll make a speed cubing video here in a few weeks. And yes it's necessary, although it's not difficult to get the cross on the top. If you want to watch my horrible tutorial here it is. http://top-hat-sec.com/forum/index.php?topic=2171.0 You will have to convert it to a different format, unless you can play FLV.
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