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Shark Apex Vacuum Repair
A few months into owning what's otherwise been the best vacuum I've ever had, I noticed it would stop sucking/turn off. Slapping the case seemed to fix it. I thought I might have got a lemon of a motor. Turns out the fix was simple. One of the wires had come me off the motor.
Here's the vacuum repair in pictures. The hardest part was getting it back together.
Well that's not right!
Makeshift bench to the rescue.
Crip is probably the way the go(connections that experience vibration are generally recommended to be made with crimps as they're less britel). But as it was a crimp connection that had failed, I went solder and heat shrink tube. Plus solder and heat shrink tube is what I had on hand
One thing I've learned over the years is, no matter how much you think you fixed it, test it before you fully reassemble it.
This post might help anyone looking for a slim line solution to 5v or USB ports on a motorcycle. Not a huge achivment by any means. But made life better for a client. A perspective client approached me with an issue. His solution for charging his phone via USB on his bike was taking up too much room under the seat
In this multi part series on diy circuit board manufacturing/fabrication I'm going to cover my diy, vacuum pull down UV LED exposure box. If you are looking for a description of the entire fab process click here UV Exposure Rig The photos bellow are of the uv lithography exposure box I cobbled together. It also features vacuum pull down. The source: A 4.1w High luminous efficiency 365nm UV LED. Sourced from digi key mid 2016. Model LZ1-00UV00