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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Postby Things2do » October 9th, 2018, 11:31 am

46: Don't drill a board with it laying on Christmas lights on your front porch after dark with 10,000 multicolored lights being the only light because the porch light is off for the lights... (My lights are still safe and intact, but...)
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Postby knightmoves » October 9th, 2018, 4:20 pm

47. The insulation on the power cord for your soldering iron will melt if you rest the soldering iron on it.
48. Soldering irons are metal. Metal conducts electricity. (See 47).

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Postby pikachu4919 » October 12th, 2018, 9:08 am

Cmon, safety doesn't only apply to builds ppl!

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Postby venules » October 12th, 2018, 9:39 am

sciolyperson1 wrote:35. Don't put super glue on styrofoam, it starts smoking under the right conditions.

53. Along the same vein, don't hot glue styrofoam. It will melt. Seems obvious, but alas, I did it anyway.

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Postby Things2do » October 12th, 2018, 3:29 pm

venules wrote:
sciolyperson1 wrote:35. Don't put super glue on styrofoam, it starts smoking under the right conditions.

53. Along the same vein, don't hot glue styrofoam. It will melt. Seems obvious, but alas, I did it anyway.

54. It is possible to glue Styrofoam without it melting, but it's hard. It involves putting the glue on your finger until it cools enough for the foam...
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Postby PM2017 » October 12th, 2018, 4:44 pm

Things2do wrote:
venules wrote:
sciolyperson1 wrote:35. Don't put super glue on styrofoam, it starts smoking under the right conditions.

53. Along the same vein, don't hot glue styrofoam. It will melt. Seems obvious, but alas, I did it anyway.

54. It is possible to glue Styrofoam without it melting, but it's hard. It involves putting the glue on your finger until it cools enough for the foam...

could a dowel not suffice? I find it hard to believe you did not have a pencil or a dead pen somewhere nearby.
As you can tell from one of my earlier tips, hot glue + hand =bad.

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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Postby Things2do » October 12th, 2018, 6:31 pm

PM2017 wrote:
Things2do wrote:
venules wrote:53. Along the same vein, don't hot glue styrofoam. It will melt. Seems obvious, but alas, I did it anyway.

54. It is possible to glue Styrofoam without it melting, but it's hard. It involves putting the glue on your finger until it cools enough for the foam...

could a dowel not suffice? I find it hard to believe you did not have a pencil or a dead pen somewhere nearby.
As you can tell from one of my earlier tips, hot glue + hand =bad.

55. Less for safety than for sanity, but make you sure you spend the extra 10-15 minutes it takes to pack everything back up for the night. Otherwise, you'll end up with two rooms + a garage full of PLA splinters, wood scraps, carbon fiber dowels, test tubes, wires, etc. I actually found a pack of servos under a closet, back from when I did robot arm. That would have been really helpful when all my other servos burned out, and I needed some ASAP.

The finger was easier... Besides, I never let it heat up much. It's a old gun. I use it as soon as anything'll come outta the nozzle...
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Postby TheChiScientist » October 12th, 2018, 7:06 pm

55. Metal conducts heat very easily. So does your hand... :cry: (Gotta love 1st degree burns :( )
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Postby Things2do » October 12th, 2018, 8:47 pm

TheChiScientist wrote:55. Metal conducts heat very easily. So does your hand... :cry: (Gotta love 1st degree burns :( )

2nd degree are better. Actually, 3rd's the best, but I've no experience with them...
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Re: The Union of Safety for SciOly Engineers.

Postby linzhiyan » October 12th, 2018, 10:08 pm

56. The metal tip of a hot glue gun is, well, HOT!
(Stupid, obvious tip, but I apparently thought that it was a good idea to pick up a warmed up hot glue gun by its metal tip... :roll: )

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Postby TheChiScientist » October 13th, 2018, 7:27 pm

57. Always check your wiring. Other you'll be like me and have a NiMH (almost) catching on fire... (At least it wasn't LiPo)
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Postby TheCowboyandhisArk » October 15th, 2018, 8:44 am

58. (this one's from a coach) don't screw around with heat and spray paint cans
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Postby waffletree » October 15th, 2018, 2:22 pm

59. Don't drip hot glue onto your leg.
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