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  • R&TPreppers Intro 2014

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    Welcome to R&T Preppers! Enjoy our videos, tutorials, and life experiences and please subcribe to our channel and "likes" on our videos are always appreciated.

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    • 9616PS Bench Power Supply Repair & Hack!! - Duration: 9 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      • 306 views
      The potentiometers in my 9616PS bench power supply were going bad, so it was time to change them out for new units. it has 2 each of 10k and 1k pots to adjust the voltage and current. I got the r...
    • DIY Microphone & Charging Port Replacement On Samsung Galaxy S4 - Duration: 8 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 209 views
      If your standard microphone (not the microphone used for the speakerphone) dies or your charging port for your Samsung Galaxy S4 phone stops working, here is an easy walkthrough on how to change ou...
    • Arduino Enviromental Monitor Update #2 - Duration: 24 minutes.

      • 1 month ago
      • 511 views
      Finally, the long awaited update to the Arduino Enviromental Monitor. I have successfully integrated the bigger glass 128x64 LCD display into the project, which is also very power friendly (only u...
    • Manual Pick & Place Machine For SMD Assembly - Duration: 8 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 532 views
      After using a vacuum pen for over a year, my projects have become more complex and using smaller components. I have fairly steady hands but when one is moving down to 0603 or 0402 sized components...
    • AideTek Box-All SMD/SMT Storage Enclosure Review - Duration: 4 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 525 views
    • First Time Canning Applesauce - Duration: 6 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 390 views
      A co-worker of my wife has a few apple trees on her property, and gave us almost a bushel of apples. So here is a video of my first attempt of making and canning applesauce.
    • My First Time Pressure Canning - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 774 views
      This is my first time trying out pressure canning. I have no prior experience in canning, although my father has been water bath canning for years. So with his wisdom and lots of reading we both ...
    • Dometic CDF-11 Review - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 6 months ago
      • 4,096 views
      The Dometic CDF-11 is a compressor based portable cooler, 10.5 liter capacity. Purchased here in June, 2015:

      http://www.rvpartscountry.com/Dometic-CDF-11-Waeco-Portab...
    • arduino enviromental monitor update #1 - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 8 months ago
      • 1,396 views
      First video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLE4Hpk1XHw
      After 8 months I finally got the chance to revisit this project, as I found the first version a bit rough around the edges. Here ar...
    • 3 Port USB Car Charger Review - Duration: 11 minutes.

      • 9 months ago
      • 959 views
      I'm reviewing the Eleta brand 6.6Amp 3-Port USB car charger.
    • Surprise Gift From Cree & Mouser.Com - Duration: 91 seconds.

      • 10 months ago
      • 531 views
      I haven't ordered anything from mouser for a few months now (been busy with our newborn daughter) but I received a small package the other day that I just had to share. Cree & Mouser.com sent me a...
    • Infinity Sun Jar v3.1 Final Release!! - Duration: 3 minutes, 16 seconds.

      • 11 months ago
      • 3,666 views
      Here is the final version of my Infinity Sun Jar project, v3.01.

      This unit uses a 5v-150ma solar panel. The power generated is fed through a ZSPM4523 MPPT supercapacitor charging circuit to effic...
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    • Supercapacitors Instead Of Rechargeable Batteries - Duration: 6 minutes, 37 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 740,218 views
      Here's a little experiment of mine that tests the viability of using supercapacitors instead of rechargeable batteries in portable electronics. Supercapacitors charge much faster then traditional ...
    • How to disable RFID chip in credit or debit cards - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 585,978 views
      In newer credit and debit cards there is a RFID / NFC chip that allows you to use your card at stores without swiping the magnetic strip. It works by radio waves and is usually only good for aroun...
    • Camping With Dry Ice - Duration: 6 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 176,038 views
      This is a follow up to my "where to find dry ice for camping" video. The dry ice held up till 3 1/2 days after we picked up 20lbs of dry ice from a local Safeway supermarket. Also remember that t...
    • Reconditioning your car battery (desulfator) Part 1 - Duration: 8 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 170,574 views
      This is the first video in a series I will do on reviving your old, tired car or general purpose lead acid batteries. Part 1 is a basic overview of my setup and a beginning example of "proof on...
    • Inside view of lead acid battery before and after desulfator - Duration: 2 minutes, 11 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 169,108 views
      Here is a quick video that will show you what the lead plates look like in a typical sulfated lead acid battery and in a desulfated battery. This is an excellent visual cue that your battery is be...
    • Shifting an Eaton Fuller 10 Speed Transmission - Duration: 86 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 92,262 views
      I had to work on a Saturday so I had Triana video myself shifting through the gears of my work truck. I always float the gears (i.e. I don't use the clutch except for starting/stopping). Sorry fo...
    • UPDATED 2014 - Disable RFID Chip In Credit Or Debit Cards - Duration: 4 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 61,744 views
      UPDATED - Newer bank cards DO NOT have the divot in the plastic to easily locate the RFID chip embedded into them. You must use a high powered flashlight to "see through" the card to locate the ch...
    • Hack Your Heat Pump To Save Money $$$ - Duration: 6 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 58,779 views
      Heat pumps are very efficent in the winter months compared to fuel oil, propane, or natural gas heaters. They do have one achilles heal though, an auxillary electric heat strip that pulls anywhere...
    • Chinese MPPT Solar Charger MPPSolar PCM-3012 Review - Duration: 21 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 53,960 views
      This is an exhaustive review of the PCM-3012 MPPT charge controller manufactured by MPPsolar in Taiwan. It retails for around $120-130 on eBay.

      First off after testing the unit, this is a genuine...
    • Survival Basics - Magnesium Fire Starters - Duration: 5 minutes, 1 second.

      • 2 years ago
      • 51,771 views
      It's always good to have an emergency method to start a fire. Regardless if your camping, bugging out, etc... you always need a way to start a fire to keep warm, cook food, and boil water for safe...
    • Reconditioning your car battery (desulfator) Part 2 - The circuit design - Duration: 5 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 48,827 views
      This is part 2 of my series of videos pertaining to reviving old car batteries. In this video I will show you where I got the schematic for building the desulfator and once again show you my finis...
    • Easy Way To Test LED's - Duration: 5 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 43,861 views
      Here's an easy way to test your collection of led's you have in your electronic component pile. All you need is a 3 volt lithium ion coin cell bettery, such as CR2025 or CR2032 and a battery holde...
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