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    Step 1

    The off the shelve HAKKO controller from Ebay comes shrink wrapped with display and buttons integrated on the PCB. To make it more useable and have everything integrated into a nice case, I first desoldered the display such that I can put it on the front panel of the case.

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    Step 2

    The DC/DC boost converter is a 150W version which is a good safety margin. I regulated the output to 22V as the manufacturer of the HAKKO controller suggest anything between 19V and 24V ...

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    Step 3

    While at my FabLab, I used the laser cutter to make a custom box with 3mm MDF. I use the following website to quickly prototype boxes :


    Then you can add the necessary holes with your favorite CAD program.