Surface mount devices (SMD) have now become common in the world of hobbyist electronics where soldering is often a key step in making ideas and projects comme to life. But they often require more appropriate tools than the amateur soldering iron.
Among them, soldering tweezers allow reworking most of passive components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, leds) by heating both pads at the same time. However, current products on the market are both bulky and expensive.
By combining the remarquable quality of Weller RTW tips, and the flexibility offered by USB power supplies, my intent is to create an affordable, durable, and portable product for makers and professionals.
- Compatible with Weller RTW tips
- USB Powered (BC 1.2, Quick Charge, Power Delivery)
- OLED display and buttons
I am intent on creating and selling a robust product. This leads to quite specific design choices and to manufacturing techniques that not everyone has access to. One perfect example is the body, milled from a single piece of aluminium.
For me, open source really makes sense when the majority of people can actually make use of the published resources, with the least amount of extra steps as possible. That is why I will be releasing here slightly modified files that anyone can use. In particular: