110v temperature controlled soldering station build no. 2

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 […]

DIY 110v temperature controlled soldering station

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 […]

Simple DIY JBC soldering station

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 […]

Weller WSM 1 teardown finds DC driven iron

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 […]

Open source universal soldering station controller

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 […]