Just because it’s fun working with electronics it does not mean they are toys. In fact, there are important safety precautions that should be followed when a DIY enthusiast work in their hobby projects.
The video below is a presentation I gave at the Arduino Group of Minnesota (Arduino.MN), where I shared my story & lessons learned about working on projects. And also provide safety tips that everyone should follow when working with electronics and other hobbies that involves handling tools. So if you’re a maker, hacker or creator you must watch this video before you grab another tool!
“Igor Ramos is an electronics engineer with 8+years working in an environment filled with potential hazardous: high voltage, moving machinery with potential unintended motion, yet it’s during his hobby – creating electronics for fun – that he learned an important lesson about safety. Let’s hear Igor’s story about safety, after which we I’m sure we’ll ALWAYS wear safety glasses.”
Watch: Safety & DIY Electronics[youtube http://youtu.be/ODosXd1J9u0]
I hope that my safety story got you convinced about the importance of wearing safety equipment and taking proper precautions while working with electronics. While it is fun to work with electronics, they are no toys. If you enjoyed watching the video, share it with your friends & family on Facebook & Twitter. They will appreciate you letting them know about it.
And don’t forget to get buy yourself a pair of safety glasses! I recommend these for less than $5 at Amazon:
3M Tekk 11329 Virtua Anti-Fog Safety Glasses, Clear Frame, Clear Lens
- MICO Project page – check out the history tab in that website, you’ll see all the hardwork in coming up with the MICO boards.
- Learn how make a solder fume extraction using a computer fan. It only takes a few minutes to create and it’s wise to get those fumes away from you.