Introduction: Tools for Building Electronics Projects

A quick overview of the tools I use when building electronics stuff.  Here are links to some of the tools I mention;

Elenco Soldering Station

Solder Sucker

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BalajiR12 (author)2016-02-03

Thanks for the useful <a href= "http://www.e-kits.in/">information</a>.

Koosie (author)2010-01-14

I need to get some of these.

Tried soldering with a really old one once, plugged it in and after 30 minutes of waiting for it to heat up, the "bit" fell out when I picked it up.  Jumped around like a frigging squirrel trying to get it off me.

Gadget Gangster (author)Koosie2010-01-14

I had the exact same problem with a cheapo weller - (this one), the tip is friction fitted into the iron.  At least the cheapo elenco has a screw to hold the tip in place.

What I hate most about burning myself is the second where you hear your skin burn, but it doesn't yet hurt.  But if you douse it with water immediately (and keep it under water for several minutes) it isn't that bad.

techman9 (author)Gadget Gangster2010-02-18

 The smell is terrible too!! 

Koosie (author)Gadget Gangster2010-01-15

It's never landed on my skin, but when it lands in your lap, you make a plan quickly to get it off!

oddmidge (author)Koosie2010-01-14

I hate it when i get burnt by my soldering iron. It reminds me of pork crackling

Koosie (author)oddmidge2010-01-14

lol 
What, exactly, reminds you, the sizzle sizzle or the desire to have more ;->

oddmidge (author)Koosie2010-01-14

The smell

Koosie (author)oddmidge2010-01-15

lol

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