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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$15 Arduino-Based Reflow Oven Controller
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$15 Arduino-Based Reflow Oven Controller

A reflow oven is one of the most useful tools for hardware developers, a machine used primarily for reflow soldering of surface mount electronic components to printed circuit boards (PCB). ESTechnical, a hardware manufacturer based in UK, works hard to produce open source hardware gadgets...

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CSI Premier 75W and Hakko 936 Solder Station Teardowns
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CSI Premier 75W and Hakko 936 Solder Station Teardowns

Todd Harrison @ toddfun.com did the teardown of the CSI 75W solder station as well as the Hakko 936: The Hakko of course had all analog circuits using operational amplifiers and potentiometers as well as a temperature sensor in the iron tip to signal back to a triac chip controller...

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Top-level Weller soldering stations for even better prices
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Top-level Weller soldering stations for even better prices

Now even you can afford the best, what´s available on the field of soldering and service. A fact, that we also try to transform better purchasing conditions on You – our customers, we´ve already mentioned to you few times in our articles. This time we have this pleasant...

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