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This is Thing-a-Week #1, other things can be found here. http://www.iheartrobotics.com/search/label/thing-a-week
This thing holds your solder. It has a few special features, including a front mounted solder winder to store dispensed solder and an integrated wall mounting system. Springs can be added to apply friction and prevent excess solder from being dispensed. Compatible with Kester leaded and unleaded 1 lb spools and possibly with others.
If there is interest I'll make an optimized version for sale. This version uses way too much plastic and I don't have time right now to optimize the design.
Tubing/Shaft 6.4mm (0.25") diameter 80mm (3 1/8") long
Small 1/4" rubber grommet
Two 1/2" outside diameter compression springs
1/2" free length 0.025" wire diameter 4 turns including closed ends
Ten M2x12mm screws or whatever fits.
1) Print parts
2 Cross braces
2 Spool Spacers
1 Left Side
1 Right Side
2) Drill small holes 1.6mm and tap for M2 and drill the large holes for 2mm through holes if necessary.
3) Assemble as shown in the photos
Solder Caddy by LucidOne is licensed under the Attribution - Non-Commercial - Share Alike license.
So what's this mean?
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