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About Hackentosher

  • Title
    Failing The Way Through Electrical Engineering
  • Birthday 2000-03-06

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Satan's Ass Crack/ASU
  • Interests
    3D printing, Drones, 3D Printing Drones, Drones 3D printing, and why my i5 is running so hot
  • Biography
  • Occupation
    Professional Electrical Engineering Student, Choir Nerd


  • CPU
    4670k 4.4ghz
  • Motherboard
    Gigabyte z87x-oc
  • RAM
    16gb Vengance something
  • GPU
    Windforce gtx 970 g1 1513mhz
  • Case
    Phantom 410
  • Storage
    San disk ultra 2 120gb, Hyperx 3k 120gb Segate baracuda 1tb, WD Green 1tb
  • PSU
    CX600m that's about to explode
  • Display(s)
    Zalman 23" Piece o' crap, 19"~ 1600x900 Acer thang
  • Cooling
  • Keyboard
    Quickfire Rapid (MX Blue)
  • Mouse
  • Sound
    Kraken pro/Momentum IEM avec a blue snowball
  • Operating System
    Windows 10

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  1. Hackentosher

    hakko clone quality

    That's not bad, but you could get a real FX-888D for $30 more. I would save up for the extra week or however long it takes. I think the real thing will be worth it, if nothing more than for the warranty of a reputable company.
  2. Hackentosher

    Multicopter Megathread

    Holy hell I forgot about your fr-sky kink
  3. Hackentosher

    Multicopter Megathread

    I believe so, I've taken a bit of a hiatus from FPV because of school and lack of interest so I'm not really sure. Knowing the developers of the Helio stuff, I'd imagine it's still going, but again, I haven't been following the industry.
  4. Guys... I make great circuit diagrams 


    1. 2FA


      Mmm. love me some illegible circuits.

  5. Hackentosher

    Basic must-have ICs

    If it were me, I'd get some ATTiny85 boards and some TP4056 boards
  6. Hackentosher

    Battery storage

    Yeah don't do that. They are more dangerous when they are fully charged because there is more energy in them that can cause problems, and it damages them chemically so they wont work as well when you need them later. Storage voltage for lithium cells is 3.8v per cell, so drain them to within .05V of that is my rule of thumb.
  7. Hackentosher

    DIY USB Button Box

    Some adafruit feathers do, I would use one of those anyway because they are more compact.
  8. Hackentosher

    DIY USB Button Box

    You can use arduinos as HID (human input/interface device), so all you'd have to do is wire your switches to the digital io pins, and maybe have a pull up resistor on each. Hell, you might be able to get away with the internal pullup called in the IDE. That should work great for what you want. There are a gazillion different arduinos of various size and functionality that would allow you as many or as few buttons as you'd like.
  9. Hackentosher

    I built a flash drive, I think.

    Damn that's pretty impressive, great work.
  10. Hackentosher

    Beginner electronics

    The @16:9 and @Cannon Lake are right, I jumped the gun on recommending a more serious tool. You don't need it, but it's a quality of life upgrade for sure. If you're just starting, it's not necessary, but if you get more serious about soldering and working with more serious and sensitive components, it's a necessity. Being able to control the temperature is great because if you are working on small stuff, you don't have to worry about over cooking stuff, or if you start working with some really heavy stuff (idk, 8 AWG wire or something) you can crank the heat up to give your iron more thermal momentum. There's something to be said about buying nice tools (and it's oh so worth it and satisfying) as they make your life easier, but my mentor once told me that if you learn to do something well the hard way, you'll be really good at the easy way.
  11. Hackentosher

    Beginner electronics

    No I mean jobs around the neighborhood or for your parents.
  12. Hackentosher

    Beginner electronics

    Find some jobs, I bet you can if you try. It's so worth it to spend some money on an iron. Even get a fakko on ebay, maybe $30-40.
  13. Hackentosher

    Beginner electronics

    If you're serious about electronics, get a soldering station. Temperature control is very important as you get more advanced, so spend the $40-60 to get a station. If you're really serious, get a Hakko FX-88D
  14. I'm seeing more and more XPS or other high end windows laptops around in lieu of macbooks and it makes me happy