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For the Hobbyist/Do IT Yourselfer

The lines between the “Hobbyist” and the “Do It Yourselfer” have become more and more blurred… it may have something to do with need versus pleasure, but there is no real agreement.  Basically, you are talking about individuals who are not professionals doing work in areas potentially beyond their expertise, or seeking to add to their expertise. For example, is the person that repairs their own computer and builds robots and rockets for fun, a DIYer, a Hobbyist, or something in between?  Regardless, one thing everyone seems to agree on is that these groups, to the extent they are distinct, are growing, and growing quickly. According to Technavio, the DIY market is expected to exceed the $13.9 billion mark in the next couple years.

In addition, all of these DIY folks are now dealing with all types of electronic equipment and applications in their various projects.  The old fears of working on anything dealing with electricity are disappearing, especially as it applies to low voltage applications. At CAIG Laboratories, we have taken notice, and we have many products that we have made especially for the Hobby and DIY crowd.  


Prior to beginning any project, we recommend that you apply Hand E Glove protective lotion to your hands. This lotion will protect you from harsh chemicals and will dampen static while you work.  In addition, the Hand E Glove will make cleanup is very easy. Plus, Hand E Glove’s skin-softening formulation leaves hands soft and moisturized, and even under gloves, it will help keep your skin from drying and cracking.

Whether you are working in the yard, garage, work bench or just doing some scrapbooking or painting, your hands get dirty with the tools of the job such as glues/epoxy, paint, clay and soldering dust, your hands protected and clean-up will be easy with Hand-E-Glove.    

Electronic Applications: Step One YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY SHOULD BE PARAMOUNT! Use extreme caution at all times.  Make sure that you are not standing in water. Also, verify that both you and your clothes are completely dry.  It is important to avoid potential shock hazards before starting work on any electronic applications or equipment.  

Electronic Applications: Step Two  Also, before starting work on any electronic applications or equipment, you should disconnect the device from power.  This means more than just turning the device off. You must actually unplug the device or remove the batteries. Likewise, if your application involves power to a structure, you should turn off all power to that structure while working.  Again, use extreme caution at all times as you disconnect electronic devices from power sources.


There are way too many applications in DIY to be listed in one short article.  Accordingly, this article only deals with the most basic projects. That said, if there is a specific application not covered here but that you would like to hear about from the friendly folks at CAIG Labs, please let us know by emailing