Introduction: Homewbrew Soldering Iron
IN THIS INSCRUTABLE I WILL BE SHOWING YOU HOW TO MAKE A HOME BREW SOLDERING IRON
Things you will need
(1)-12-18volt Cordless Drill Battery
(2)- A Old Plug From A Cut Extension Cord Or Something Similar
(3)- 2 Small Alligator Clips
(4)-2 Cheap Bic Pens Or 2 (NON) Conductive Things To Use s Handles
(5)- Electrical Tape
(6)- Graphite Mechanical Pencil Led (PREFERRED) Or Just Some Led Taken From A Old Pencil
(8)- Sun Glasses( The Led Glows Very Bright)
(9)- Well ventilated Area
Step 1: Checking the Polarity of the Battery
On Most Battery's There Is A + And - To Let The Consumer Know Which Is Which
In My Case There Was Not , So If You Have The Same Issue As I Did, Checking The Polarity Is Very Simple. Grab 2 Lengths Of Copper Wire (solid) Then Grab A Glass Of Salt Water.
Place One End Of The Wire In The Salt Water Nd The Other ON the Lead Of The Battery.
The Wire With The Most Bubbles Is The - Kool Knowledge-> (You Just Built A Hydrogen Generator ) Now Mark The Battery According To The - +
Step 2: Connecting the Leads
Now we need to grab our extension cord and mark 1 side + follow the cord and mark the corresponding end. now we can connect our clips, strip the end about 1 inch on the + cord then simply wrap the cord around the handle of the clip and wrap it with electrical tape.( repeat on the other side)
Now tape the clip and part of the cord to the back end of 1 pen, (BE SURE TO TAPE OVER ALL EXPOSED WIRE AT THE CLIP),,,Now do the same with the other cord.
Step 3: Time to Solder!
Now grab the piece of led and clip it on the + side
the grab a piece of solder and clip it to the -side
now separate the clips so the dont touch
Put the plug on the battery leads according to the + and-
Step 4: POWER UP!
ok double check connections and make sure the polarity is right , the led goes on the + and the solder on the - , now plug connect it ti the battery terminal according to the + and - (depending on the battery you should be able to just plug it right in to the batt almost like a wall plug . Thats it now ur done! touch the solder to the led and the led heats up to a roaring glow! dont forget to wear sunglasses and safety goggles, the led dose tend to crack and pop like a fireplace if touching the solder to long! so use in moderation!