The electronics area is looking great but needs a bit of TLC. @bluetin and I have had a chat and believe the following items would get us moving in the right direction.
If you have further ideas, add them to the discussion thread instead of here.
Atten 60W soldering station - ~£62 - Amazon
We are in need of a good quality iron. Replacement tips are also included below.
Automatic wire strippers - £16.98 - C.K Automatic Wire Stripper | Toolstation
Another type of wire stripper, these ones are good for when you don’t just want to remove the tip of the wire.
5x Wire snips - £13.90 each - Amazon
Cable cutters - £8.99 - Minotaur Cable Cutter 200mm | Toolstation
Chunkier cutters for bigger bits of cable.
10 pack chisel soldering iron tips - £7.19 - Amazon
10 pack pointed soldering iron tips - £6.99 - Amazon
0.5mm lead free Solder 500g - £66.71 - Rapid Online
As suggested by Mark
Solder reel dispenser - £3.90 - Farnell
To hold the reels of solder
Cable fixing down things - £3.89 - Ebay
The space plan says the Pi cables need fixing down so they don’t go missing. If this is still the case, the above might be useful.
Helping hands - £29.99 - Amazon
We already have a couple of sets of helping hands, but these ones have a few more features and arms, including an LED magnifying glass.
To repair the PS-900 soldering iron, we need the following items:
Soldering Iron Tip Thermometer - £22.08 - Amazon
Replacement helping hands hand - £1.00 - Farnell
Precision Screwdrivers - £7.19 - Toolstation
Staple gun - £14.99 - Vonhaus
This is actually for the visual arts area, but it saves me making another proposal. I have this model at home and it’s really good.
The existing soldering irons will be audited, any that can’t reach a suitable temperature anymore will be disposed of.
Any other broken tools will be disposed and replaced.
The soldering iron tips will go in a little box on the side by the irons.
£312.27 at current prices, no further consumable costs over and above what we already have.
Fully funded by Hackspace
Health & Safety
No further risks than already.
Medium Proposal < £500 - Majority of Board Members and 10 general members
Supporting Board Members:
- Joe Christian
- Dominique Tink
- Alan G
- Felix W
- Mark H
- Rob J
- James W
- Sam Miller (wasn’t able to get the forum working)
- Mark D
- Tom H