Weller soldering station for less than 150€
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Weller soldering station for less than 150€

New soldering station WE1010 proves that even a very decent station can be available at an affordable price. It´s primarily designed for schools, students, demanding hobbyists, developers etc. Having a reliable Weller station without paying more than 150 Euro (excl. VAT) sounds quite...

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Micro Soldering Station for 10$
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Micro Soldering Station for 10$

Transform a cheap USB soldering iron in a powerfull Active tip Soldering Station. With almost no thermal capacity this station regulates the tip's temperature instantaneously. Solder larger thermal mass with ease, it's magic. Micro Soldering Station for 10$ -...

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MetCal Connection Validation – The Next Generation of Soldering
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MetCal Connection Validation – The Next Generation of Soldering

Making solid connections between electrical components on a board is an important part of many hardware projects. A good solder joint forms an alloy at the surface of the PCB and the component lead. During soldering, a solder connection on a circuit board can quickly turn into a real...

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70W soldering iron controller
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70W soldering iron controller

smdprutser.nl build a soldering iron controller based on PIC16F1823: In series thermocouple soldering iron have a thermocouple in series with their heating element and thus only have two connections (actually one more which is electrically connected to the tip for ESD purposes). When a...

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REFLO – Compact, open, and smart PCB reflow oven
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REFLO – Compact, open, and smart PCB reflow oven

REFLO is a stylish, portable reflow oven for creators and makers to easily, quickly, and professionally prototype their IoT device, wearable, small robot, etc. REFLO’s features: Portable at only 6” x 6” x 2” - it’s the worlds smallest reflow oven Efficient as it...

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Drag soldering SMD parts with a flux pen
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Drag soldering SMD parts with a flux pen

This video shows how to drag solder SMD parts with a high density package (in this video a Xilinx XC9572XL with VQFP 64 pin package is used). Drag soldering SMD parts with a flux pen -...

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Soldering pen for Weller RT tips with OLED display
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Soldering pen for Weller RT tips with OLED display

vlk @ hackaday.io build a very nice soldering pen with a OLED display. I found some projects where is used Weller soldering tips designed for WMRP soldering iron with standard 3.5mm jack and inside the tip is also thermocouple for sensing temperature. These tips are not so cheap but...

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WPS80 digital soldering station
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WPS80 digital soldering station

James @ seeed.cc show us how to build a DIY digital soldering station using a WPS80 soldering iron. I always liked soldering tools with good quality. Though I currently have a nice ELV 50 Watts digital soldering station already, I decided to build my own soldering base station using...

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