Lego Solder Spool + Wick Holder

About: A Bay Area native interested in electronics, mechanics, and robotics, and automobiles. Formerly the electronics captain of Team 100 in the FIRST Robotics Competition, I now study Mechanical Engineering at U...

Intro: Lego Solder Spool + Wick Holder

Legos seem to solve most of life's problems.  My problem was keeping my solder spool and solder wick handy and neat, and Legos came to the rescue just as expected.  Using a plate for the base and building sides up, I built cross members to hold the solder spool and guide, and a wheel on an axle affixed to the spool's cross member to attach my solder wick.  It's a simple solution that works perfectly for me and I suspect it will work quite nicely for you, too!

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    lilchumy

    5 years ago

    I luv this! But I am getting some soldering "wick" but I don't know what it's used for. Can u tell me? Thanks

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    Radioactive_Legoslilchumy

    Reply 5 years ago

    Thanks! Soldering wick is used for desoldering, in a process by which you melt the solder with the wick between the iron and the solder, so that the solder is "sucked up" into the wick. I hardly ever use mine, honestly, because a traditional solder sucker does the job better in most cases.