Another Toaster Reflow Oven Part One

MrMobileWill friedcircuits, reflow, soldering, Tutorials 7 Comments

As Friedcircuits grows, the need to produce more at once increases. Before making the OLED backpacks I was hand soldering each product. During the development and fundraiser stages, I figured it would be a good idea to look into a better way to manufacture them. After researching and talking to a few people, I decided to go with a custom-built reflow oven. Well, really, it’s a converted toaster oven, just modified to suit my needs. I used resources from across the Web that I’d like to bring together in one post as well as my experience. Reflow Oven Parts Here is a list of my parts for my build: Arduino Shield PID Controller from RocketScream Arduino Uno R3 from Sparkfun …

DIY: Fume Extractor

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Inspired by this post I decided to build a fume extractor. I hadn’t even thought about it until I saw this on Hack a Day. I have wanted to do this for a while. I had some points to use, which I redeemed on a Samsung 830 SSD, so in the same order I threw in the carbon filters which was the only thing I needed to buy to build it. Carbon Filters (5 pack)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005C5HUI8 The rest was parts I had laying around. I started with an old 120MM computer case fan that was removed when I bought new quieter fans. Dirty 120MM Case Fan As part of the fan I already had some plastic filter holders that attach to the fan. I washed …