soldering iron

  • USB soldering iron (Yes, it's Thanko time again)

    I don’t know how and I don’t know why they do it. But Thanko, the Tokyo-based maker of gadgets no one needs, is now selling a USB-powered soldering iron [JP]. Alternatively, you can use the thing with a 9V battery. Read More

  • DIY Cold Heat soldering iron

    Do you remember that Cold Heat soldering iron that turns hot only when touching metal? Well, Instructables user¬†photozz has put up a guide to saving $19.95 by making your own Cold Heat soldering iron. It is pretty easy to follow, and he even goes as far as explaining the science behind it so that you understand how it actually works. Just don’t burn yourself while making it. Read More