Removing Electrolytic Capacitors Without Desoldering Them – we do not recommend this method
In this episode of Mr. Carlson’s Lab (from 2016), he demonstrates the process of removing electrolytic capacitors from a circuit board using the brute force, twist-off method.
(Editor’s note: this is not a how-to video or learning guide that Adafruit made, we do not recommend this method, it’s always interesting to see what videos people make and share to “fix” old electronics. TubeTimeUS on Twitter has some good tips) -pt)
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.