Hacking HAKKO 936

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Simon Ludborzs writes:

For many years I lived with dodgy epoxy fix on the handle, and finally swapped it out with a cheapie from eBay. All the HAKKO bits (tip, barrel, heating element) got transfered to the plastic handle and all was good in the world.
Except for the heater LED. Like all Hakko’s the LED only illuminates when heating. With a quick glance you can’t tell if your station is on or not.
So, I did the first rational thing – I googled it. Daniel had the same issue and his mod was quick and easy. I like quick and easy so I went down that route. With a twist, but I’ll get to that in a bit.

More details at Ludzinc blog.

Check out the video after the break.

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