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The solder buddy


#1

This is a pretty cool little project.
http://www.judepullen.com/designmodelling/solder-buddy/

[em]Quote from the site
This contraption was designed to feed solder wire down a (brake) cable – to automatically feed it to the user as they soldered. The powered winding of the wire was provided by a servo motor (with the locking pin removed), rolling between a bearing with elastic bands glued on (for friction)[/em]


#2

Nice contraption! I could use one.


#3

Me too, im always bending the end of my solder wire whilst trying to not burn my fingers.


#4

With as many years as this kind of technology has been used (in almost any kind of welder), I’m shocked this is just now coming up as a project, as well as I’m grunting a bit for not thinking of this myself! Great find Hugh, and thanks for sharing, there will be a few servo and brake lines to be bought in my near future…


#5

Oh man, I want that!