Month: March 2009

DIY Fume Extractor

I was tired of breathing solder fumes so I decided to make myself a fume extractor – in its simplest form a fume extractor sucks the soldering fumes up and passes them through a filter, in this case I used and activated carbon filter.

You can buy fume extractors from anywhere $30 to thousands but since I already had everything to make this (except the carbon filters and the tin) I decided to go the DIY route. The filters were $11 for a big roll (enough to cut a few dozen filters for this) and $3 for the tin.

MADE – DIY Ring Light

I’ve always wanted a ring light to mess with and this idea has been sitting in my bookmarks for awhile.

So, I finally got around to making my own and this is the result:

My ring light was completely inspired by Joe Holst’s blog post on his own DIY ring light. Stop by his site and take a look at his – it’s much prettier than mine.