Element14 holiday tool giveaway!


Our friends at element14, who sponsored today’s Electronics Tools Gift Guide, have offered an awesome giveaway to MAKE readers. It’s an SPC Technology 4004 Soldering Station, with digital read-out. It retails for 153.51, but it’s going to one lucky MAKE reader.

To be eligible, just tell us in the comments below what sorts of electronics projects you like to do, or would do, if you had a fine iron like this! Eligible entries will close at 10:30am PST tomorrow and we’ll announce the winner shortly afterward. Good luck!

Element14 Special Offer
Element14 is offering a 15% savings on gifts for the electronic enthusiast by using voucher code HECK15. Check out the other cool tools in their element14 Holiday Guide, including Akro-Mils toolboxes, the Fluke-233 DMM, and a Weller Butane Soldering kit.

Important Note: If you comment below do not forget to deselect “Email me if someone responds” underneath the comment entry form. Otherwise, you’ll get hundreds of comment entries emailed to you!

UPDATE: The winner of the soldering station is infinitychic36. Congrats! Email sent.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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