PSIVEN Helping Hands Review: The Best Helping Hands For The Price

After suffering my Harbor Freight helping hands for the umpteenth time, I decided it was time to get the best helping hands for the price that I could find. This search led me to the PSIVEN Helping Hands Third Hand Soldering Tool And Vise, a $40 set of helping hands that prove invaluably sturdy for the novice while still being perfectly adequate for a professional. The PSIVEN Helping Hands are the best prosumer level soldering helping hands that I have been able to find!

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How To Use A Tiny OLED Screen with RetroPie

There’s not much documentation on how to use a tiny OLED screen with RetroPie, so in this video, I’ll walk through the process of setting up one of Adafruit’s teeny-tiny OLED screen modules with a Raspberry Pi Zero.

Watch the complete Project Kongmas build video at element14.com

Raspberry Pi GPIO Pinout: element14.com/raspberrypi

Soldering Supercut: Project Kongmas

 

Hallmark Donkey Kong Ornament Teardown

In my quest to make the World’s Smallest Donkey Kong Arcade Cabinet, I needed to tear down the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Donkey Kong arcade cabinet Christmas tree ornament and see how I could use the shell to house my electronics. In this video, you’ll see the complete process (including a lot of trial and error) as well as what makes this “magic” ornament tick!

They’re sold out from Hallmark, but you can try the usual suspects:

Amazon

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Watch the complete build

Music by Anders Enger Jensen http://eox.no

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The Most Useless IoT Device Ever (Part 2) [OUTTAKES]

Clem Mayer challenged me to add more useless “functionality” to the “Most Useless IoT Device Ever” on Element14 Presents. I picked up these bits from the cutting room floor, dusted them off, and present them to you now.

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2018 Hallmark Keepsake Nintendo Ornament Review

For a Very Special Element14 Christmas, I’ll be building a project using one of Hallmark’s Keepsake ornaments. But first, I’ve got to open them up and have a look at how they work. In this video, I’ll be unboxing as well as reviewing the Donkey Kong and Legend of Zelda 2018 Hallmark Keepsake ornaments, showing their functions, and giving my initial thoughts.

They’re sold out from Hallmark, but you can try the usual suspects: Amazon

eBay

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