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 […]
Mike Doughty from PCB Smoke shared his DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station in the project log forum: This project is build number 2 of a 110v temperature controlled soldering station. It is a follow-up post to the project that I was working on last October. Blog post with complete details here. This version has […]
Mike Doughty over at PCBSmoke shared his DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station in the project log forum: This post shows how to build a do it yourself 110 volt soldering station. It is a step by step guide that shows how to convert a regular plug-in soldering iron into a temperature controlled unit. It is an […]
MatthiasW over at DebuggingLab posted his DIY Weller station clone project, that is available at Github: At the fpv-community.de Forum I read about a DIY Weller station. Basically an Arduino shield to drive a Weller soldering tip. As there is not much to it, the board simply contains an precision OpAmp, a power MOSFET, 2 buttons […]
jry shared his simple DIY JBC soldering station in the project log forum: Current status: transformer inside old PSU housing as temporary solution. I don’t want to mess with mains on my desk. For now battery powered (3.2V LiFePO4) logic part. Opamp, Atmega328p, three buttons, LCD (waiting for b&w OLED instead of this one for […]
dtmf did some tests for his DIY soldering station. Check out the video after the break. Via the forum.
Pantelis designed and built a DIY soldering station for mains powered soldering irons. He added a thermocouple temperature sensor to the heater, and controls the power to it via a microcontroller. The whole project is documented in pictures. Via PCB heaven.
Weller WSM 1 is a 40w soldering station that drives WRMP soldering pencils with RT type tips. Inside you’ll find an LCD, a few ICs, and a few discrete components. It’s powered by a laptop power supply, and that the heater is driven by a DC/DC block. That sets it apart from the cheap AC driven […]
arhi added PID control to the DIY soldering station. This graph shows that the temperature stays solid even on a wet sponge and in a glass of water: As you can see 280sec into the test I pushed the soldering iron on the dump sponge and held it there until 320sec then I let it […]
Arhi posted v3 of an open source soldering station controller. Add an AC transformer from a cheap soldering station and you have a powerful pro-tool. Settings are entered by a rotary encoder dial, temperature and menu options are shown on a 16×2 LCD. It works with most major soldering iron brands. Hakko (thermistor) or Solomon […]