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So(l)dering Update

LoL Shield
98 LEDs soldered in place. 28 to go.

This morning my wake-up routine was: get up, check work hadn’t exploded (I’m on call), make coffee, switch on soldering iron, solder 2 rows of LEDs (saving the rest as I’ve almost run out), think about going to Maplin at lunch to buy another electronics kit to build, wonder when my Arduino starter kit is going to arrive.

I think I might have a problem.


Comment from Mike P-J
Time 18th March 2010 at 2:47 pm

Of course, you’ll now get Soldering Iron Envy. I started with a crappy 15W Antex and then got a job in an electronics firm where I used a classic Weller TCP iron. I saved my pennies and bought a nice temperature-controlled iron for £50 when I was 16. Then I had another job in another factory and used a Metcal SP200 (RS Nothing else is quite the same afterwards. Sadly, I can’t justify £250+VAT!

Comment from billy
Time 18th March 2010 at 3:58 pm

I’ve got a 25w Maplin special (that I need to apply a screw driver to as the whole metal end is getting wobbly) and I suspect that’ll do me for now. As long as noone lets me play with a better one…

Comment from tvguy
Time 22nd July 2010 at 2:43 pm

Excuse my french but, This post makes my mind spin at the speed of dark.