The theme this month is Restoration & Repair and it comes from an idea from neuromodulator . The idea is to restore or repair electronic equipment, it could be an old bakelite vacuum tube radio, vintage test equipment, or any other electronic equipment that needs some love to work again. The restoration could include fixing not just the electronics but also the chassis or aesthetics. This is a great opportunity to fix a device that is malfunctioning instead of throwing it away or buying a replacement.
Your project doesn't need to be complicated, you can do something that involves repairing a faulty switch and provide some insights into some troubleshooting techniques. Perhaps you picked up a really cool piece of vintage tech from a garage that needs a little work before its restored to its former glory. A lot of older tech has a larger and more modular design which allows defective modules or subassemblies to be quickly identified and easily replaced. This is in stark comparison to a lot of modern electronics, with a smaller footprint and necessitating more compact, specialized components and package assembly, it can be difficult to fix anything yourself without special desoldering equipment, tweezers, magnifying glass, or dealing with the manufacturer. Restoration & Repair is an opportunity learn about how your favorite electronic devices work. In the process you can bring to life amplifiers, video devices, game consoles, musical instruments, music players, speakers, cameras, phones, computers, laptops, tablets, and more.
Here are some ideas from previous projects:
Train Repair by Workshopshed :
Your Chance to Win
|Be Original||Stick to the Theme|
|List the Steps||Submit Video Proof|
|Restoration & Repair|
|Worklog : Repair of 20-year old precision multimeter, HP 3458A||Non-Electrical to Electrial issue: Battery booster pack repair.|
|One Grand Prize Winner Wins a $200 Shopping Cart!||Three First Place Winners Win a $100 Shopping Cart|
Your Project, Your Ideas!
Every month you'll have a new poll where you'll get to decide an upcoming project competition, based on your interests, that will take place a couple of months in advance. Themes are broad in scope so that everyone can participate regardless of skill set.
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Step 2: Post in the comments section below to begin a discussion on your idea. Videos, pictures and text are all welcomed forms of submission.
Step 3: Submit a blog post of your progress on your project by the end of the month. You are free to submit as many blog entries as you like until the beginning of the next theme.
Be sure to include video proof of your project!
Visit: Restoration & Repair or tag your project blog RestoreRepairCH
You have until May 14th End of Day to submit your completed project!
A jury consisting of your peers will judge project submissions!