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Safety Tutorial
« on: February 09, 2008, 11:31:47 PM »
I think we should have a tutorial on safety.


Post your safety tips and then I( or some other member     ;) ) will make a tutorial based on the tips

Post em up!   :D
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Re: Safety Tutorial
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 12:36:54 AM »
Using a dremel cut off disk, when making deep cuts in a cylindrical object, go around and round, don't go from one side straight in.
Also when cutting metal with a cut off disk, keep a powerful magnet near the piece to minimize sparks.
Make sure the thing is fucking off before you plug it in.

If you left your soldering iron on a table without a stand, make a mental note to NOT catch it by instinct if it starts falling.
Watch out and patch melted wire insulation right away.

Drill presses should not be placed near a peg board (or similar tool holding device).

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Re: Safety Tutorial
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 08:52:17 AM »
dont stab yourself with screwdrivers, and when anything greater then 12 volts is involved, NEVER short cicuit it.
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Re: Safety Tutorial
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 09:05:47 AM »
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when anything greater then 12 volts is involved, NEVER short cicuit it.
so true....also don't grab your soldering iron by the tip when it's on and throw your desoldreing pump across the room. ummm i didn't do that  ::)
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Re: Safety Tutorial
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 10:53:29 AM »
Personal Safety-
Always cover open power contacts so that nobody can touch them.
Be careful when dealing with AC (wall power).
Have a robot E-Stop

Robot Safety-
Make connectors fool-proof (so you don't switch +V and gnd, etc...)
Have a robot E-Stop

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Re: Safety Tutorial
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 04:39:03 PM »
I know what Admin is going to say:
Always use your common sense and pay attention when dealing with potentially dangerous stuff (which is pretty much everything).
And always stay afraid of electricity, solder irons and powertools.

And I agree btw  ;)
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Re: Safety Tutorial
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2008, 07:09:38 PM »
Be extra careful when drilling soft metals like aluminum, clear your drill bits often.

Keep a tupperware full of water near your drill press.

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Re: Safety Tutorial
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2008, 07:14:05 PM »
NEVER let go off anything attached to high speed shop machines, drill presses, sanding wheels, etc. UNLESS it will prevent personal injury by letting go!

Small wooden block(1.5" by 1.5 inch by 2 inch) being drilled through with a 1 inch diameter drill bit, now my ingers hurt...

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