[GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

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Re: [GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

Post by MiL0 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:52 pm

Thanks for the guide!

I'm trying to choose a decent temperature controlled soldering iron station for around £50 or less. Can anyone recommend a particular model? What about this one?

Professional Solder Station 48W LCD Display Iron Soldering Kit Set Variable Adjustable Temperature https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003DH5N2M/ ... azbP4WZYJE

What about this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311755305321? ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: [GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

Post by MiL0 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:54 pm

@abrugsch - sorry to tag you... Just wondering if you had any recommendations for me?


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Re: [GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

Post by Lphillimore » Sun May 07, 2017 11:55 pm

MiL0 wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Thanks for the guide!

I'm trying to choose a decent temperature controlled soldering iron station for around £50 or less. Can anyone recommend a particular model? What about this one?

Professional Solder Station 48W LCD Display Iron Soldering Kit Set Variable Adjustable Temperature https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003DH5N2M/ ... azbP4WZYJE

What about this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311755305321? ... EBIDX%3AIT
Looks as good as any I've seen for the price.

I bought this one and have been really impressed with it:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Electric-Dis ... 1c394a1f72

Unless you spend top dollar (you don't need to) All you can really go on is any reviews (if there are any) and take a punt.

The fact it's temp controlled is already a massive plus point. So long as you have some decent solder you should be ready to roll. Just practice before going live!

Solder I use is:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252118780932 ... EBIDX%3AIT

Good luck.

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Re: [GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

Post by abrugsch » Mon May 08, 2017 3:37 am

Well this was a nice surprise!
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I'd always expected Google now to show me indieretronews articles I'd written to show up in my goog feed but that has yet to happen. This was a nice surprise especially since I've been a bit quiet on here lately.
(Phone charge port broke and it's my main way of using the forum right now. My temporary replacement is woefully terribad! So I'm not on much right now)

Anyway, thanks @wermy!

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Re: [GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

Post by abrugsch » Mon May 08, 2017 5:38 am

MiL0 wrote:
Mon May 01, 2017 2:54 pm
@abrugsch - sorry to tag you... Just wondering if you had any recommendations for me?
Straight tags don't work anymore since the big forum software update... you need to quote people for notifications to happen. (or just post a reply in their thread.. ;) )

Unfortunately I don't have any specific experience with random kit currently available. I've always used antex and weller either at work, uni home or hackerspace... I haven't bought my own soldering iron for over 10 years ;) (and that was an antex though I'll probably get a hakko next time I need to buy my own)
Fortunately Lphillimore's comment pretty much nails it (and of course the advice in the main posts...)

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Re: [GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

Post by moosepr » Mon May 08, 2017 3:04 pm

Your famous everywhere!
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Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: [GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

Post by abrugsch » Mon May 08, 2017 3:17 pm

moosepr wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 3:04 pm
Your famous everywhere!Screenshot_20170508-220400.png
I have this strange feeling we have very similar now feeds...
Are you actually me?

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Re: [GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

Post by moosepr » Mon May 08, 2017 11:29 pm

abrugsch wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 3:17 pm
I have this strange feeling we have very similar now feeds...
Are you actually me?
Maybe we are long lost twins or something :P

Either that or Google is playing tricks
Get a small cheep LCD in your project https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=2312
Wrap it all round a battery https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2292
Or use a custom PCB to make it really small https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2512
or make it really really really really tiny!! https://www.sudomod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=2919

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Re: [GUIDE] [UPDATE! Part 2] Soldering School - AKA Don't wreck your new AIO board!

Post by MiL0 » Wed May 10, 2017 3:03 am

Lphillimore wrote:
Sun May 07, 2017 11:55 pm
MiL0 wrote:
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Thanks for the guide!

I'm trying to choose a decent temperature controlled soldering iron station for around £50 or less. Can anyone recommend a particular model? What about this one?

Professional Solder Station 48W LCD Display Iron Soldering Kit Set Variable Adjustable Temperature https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B003DH5N2M/ ... azbP4WZYJE

What about this:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/311755305321? ... EBIDX%3AIT
Looks as good as any I've seen for the price.

I bought this one and have been really impressed with it:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Electric-Dis ... 1c394a1f72

Unless you spend top dollar (you don't need to) All you can really go on is any reviews (if there are any) and take a punt.

The fact it's temp controlled is already a massive plus point. So long as you have some decent solder you should be ready to roll. Just practice before going live!

Solder I use is:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/252118780932 ... EBIDX%3AIT

Good luck.
Thanks for the advice! I think I found the same one as the one you linked above:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251888850347

Now I have to choose between this one and the ones I linked in my previous post....

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