I've posted before about how awesome "Solder Seal" connectors are. One of my heroes when it comes to builds and electronics is former Mythbuster Adam Savage. Well, he just released a new video about them that I wanted to share. He does a better job of showing how to work with these things than anything..
Just a quick tip here. You can often find these on sale at Harbor Freight for a few bucks: Cheap Junk Harbor Freight Wire Stripper They are utter garbage when it actually comes to stripping wire. BUT- they are excellent for getting the last few clicks out of a zip tie! Excellent Zip Tie Tightener!..
Screw terminal blocks got you down? Sick of twisting wires and trying to make sure all those strands made it? Having problems with stranded electrical cables working their way loose? There is a solution, and it works great! Ferrules! You can buy these ferrule crimping kits on Amazon, eBay, or from Chinese suppliers like Alibaba/AliExpress...
Doing holiday lights and building power supply and controller enclosures out of off-the shelf ammo boxes and waterproof junction boxes means you have to drill a lot of holes in plastic. Don't use regular twist bits for this- you will get uneven holes with really bad burrs. Use a step bit instead! It makes a..