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Offline CanabotsTopic starter

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Conductive Glue
« on: October 28, 2012, 09:10:38 AM »
Hello all!

I haven't posted much lately, and my robotics hobbying has been less active as well because of busy life. I just started university however, and I'd really like to build more again.

That being said, on residence at the university, I'm not allowed a soldering iron. Has anyone been in this situation on gotten around it?

I have done a little Googling on conductive glue, however, I'm not yet sure how plausible it would be, if at all. I can imagine it might be a bit of a mess, and may provide a bit too much unwanted resistance.

Thanks for any help!
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Offline waltr

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Re: Conductive Glue
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2012, 01:22:08 PM »
No knowledge of conductive glues.

However I'll suggest finding the instructor that teaches any electronics labs and see if you can obtain access to a lab with a soldering iron.
Another is to check for Clubs that have access to an electronics lab. Then you'll meet other 'like minded' people to share experience and brain storming for projects.

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Re: Conductive Glue
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2012, 04:20:27 PM »
Personally, I'd have a soldering iron in a drawer anyways ;).  In particular, one that plugs straight into the wall is nice and compact, rather than a variable-temperature setup...

I'm assuming a similar environment to the dorms I lived in as an undergrad.  Alcohol was banned... but that sure didn't stop my peers from stocking their rooms with such either.  Plus, there's bound to be a first warning and you can plead ignorance to that rule.  We had a similar such rule that prohibited toasters and other heat-generating devices.

That all said, I strongly agree with waltr's suggestions too; networking and working in/for labs adds a ton to the value you get out of college/university.
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Re: Conductive Glue
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2012, 08:30:34 PM »
I am in a similar situation and I kind of go by "if they don't see it, it doesn't exist"  ;)
Hide your iron for dorm inspections, dont burn down your dorm, and you should be good!

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Re: Conductive Glue
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2012, 10:54:35 PM »
Well, alcohol isn't banned, but glass bottles are. (Huzzah for cans! They make for good robot bodies!...)

I'm not so worried about being able to hide it, nor causing a fire, but right above my workspace in my room, there's a nice fat smoke detector that would cause my building and 2 attached buildings to evacuate...not ideal, especially during a bad canadian winter.

I'm actually part of the robotics club, and am quite involved in the CANSAT team. There's definitely people I can ask there about access to the electronics labs for soldering, especially since our meetings are often in some of the labs.

Thanks!

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Re: Conductive Glue
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 09:49:14 PM »
Soldering electronics really shouldn't set off smoke alarms. I actually have my workdesk set up right under one in case I accidentally set it down in the wrong place and walk away. I've never had any problems even though I'm careless and always end up burning insulation, electric tape, heat-shrink, etc.

 


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