DIY Solder fume extractor

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DIY Solder fume extractor

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Dr. Solomon’s DIY solder fume extractor – “I finally got tired of breathing solder fumes and made an ultra-low tech solder fume extractor. “Professional” versions of this device can be had for ~$100-$200 (for example). I decided this was too much money, and built one for $3.”Link.

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  1. rehorstmark@netscape.net says:

    Get the 5W LED, an a Fraen collimator and holder to go with it from http://www.luxeonstar.com/. They even have constant current drivers so all you have to do is solder a couple wires.

  2. paulcrouch says:

    I’ve used a Luxeon V on my homemade bike light. They are fantastic! I get over four hours of burntime from 8 AAs and they are bright enough for all but the fastest downhill sections. Take a look: http://www.outsider.plus.com/bikelights.html

  3. monopole says:

    Like the last guy said, a constant current driver only requires soldering a few wires. The added reliability and battery savings recoup the cost very quickly. Check out:
    http://www.ledsupply.com/led-drivers.html
    They will even solder the driver on for you:
    http://www.ledsupply.com/kit003.html
    (if you can’t solder 2 leads are you really a maker?)

  4. fstedie says:

    nice write up, but for the same money you spent you can get a real flashlight with 1 or 3W LEDs off ebay..

  5. TimSmall says:

    Did my own cycle light (3x Luxeon 3s) – http://buttersideup.com/DIYcycleLEDs.

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