I have been an electronics enthusiast for ages now. I had a long period of only repairing stuff and soldering the odd circuit, when I couldn’t find a ready-to-go product. The availability of microcontroller boards got me involved in soldering again, but as I grew older, the parts became smaller. Soldering SMT isn’t that easy without a proper soldering station and although I could afford buying a professional one, I started to search the internet for some ideas for a Do-It-Yourself one.
I was happily surpised when I found Martin Kumm’s post and realised that this could be what I was thinking of. Martin had a kit with the needed parts, which I bought right away. Continue reading DIY SMT soldering station