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Hackaday Solderstation

Adam from Hack a Day posted a very helpful write-up describing how to setup a well-equpped soldering station for cheap. Great ideas for inexpensive tip-cleaning and a very affordable fume hood among others –

A good soldering station and fume extractor is a must for anyone interested in hacking and modding, but not everyone can afford the expensive professional models on the market. This How-To and the tips within it will guide you through the process of building an inexpensive homebrew fume hood complete with built-in time and temperature controlled soldering station and all the soldering tools you need.

How-To: The Hacker’s Soldering Station

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How to: candy tin fume extractor

MAKE:it – Electronic Makers Toolkit

Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!

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