amanda claire: all right. so there’s really only two safety concerns when you’re circuitbending and the first i’ve already mention which is you never, never want to circuit bend something that plugs into the wall, unless you know a lot about electronics and you reallyunderstand voltage and the risks and the difference between ac and dc and you know about capacitorsand what they can and can’t do. so, circuit bending things that are battery powered, low 20 Beautiful Home Decorating Ideas voltage is very, very safe. just don’t ever do anything that plugs into a wall until youreally feel that you know a lot about electronics and that you are kind of comfortable withgoing down that road but i personally wouldn’t do it.
when you are circuit bending something that’s low voltage, you won’t get a shock–i don’t know maybe somethings that run off ofa lot batteries and maybe have some big capacitors in them, you might get a little tingle orsomething but i’ve never been shocked by anything and it kind of makes sense because i mean,they just run on such low voltage, there’s just little aa batteries in them, and so.and most of them don’t have large capacitors in them so you’re really not going to getshocked. the only real risk that there is in working with circuit boards from an electronics So let’s talk about couches. As you see the couch that we’re on right now, this is actually a pillow top … point of view is sometimes you might a bend or try something out that might fry somethingin the circuit board like you might fry a capacitor or maybe if you send like a lotof electricity through the board, too close to the power source or too close to capacitors or something like that. sometimes you can bake that circuit board but at least you cameout of it unscathed, right? so that’s–those are the only risks form kind of the electricalpoint of view, basically none if your staying with battery powered devices. and then, we’renext going to talk about some of the risks from the soldering iron, which is kind ofan important thing to think about.