Junk or incompetence?

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Maybe this is new tool is good or "revolutionary"...or junk

 

...soldering needs to involve heating whatever you want to solder, not just slobbering molten solder onto something!!

 

https://www.facebook.com/2125661...

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Possibly a gag?  S.

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"Designed" by a former electronic engineer... obviously his chosen career was not successful. Didn't get past the "how to solder" lesson.

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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Didn't get past the "how to solder" lesson.

He forgot to order plenty of acid flux for his PCB project

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It's just rebranded generic Chinese stuff. Then advertise yourself as an "inventor" or whatever and resell. It's been a common "business model" for the last couple of decades.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000191686907.html

 

Here is a review of an older (?) model (spoiler: the product is crap)

https://youtu.be/dmA6K9VT1os?t=260

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avrcandies wrote:

Maybe this is new tool is good or "revolutionary"...or junk

 

...soldering needs to involve heating whatever you want to solder, not just slobbering molten solder onto something!!

 

https://www.facebook.com/2125661...

 

Geez that solder blob is larger than some of the ICs!

Gentlemen may prefer Blondes, but Real Men prefer Redheads!

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It seems to be just an standard soldering iron with an automatic feeder for the solder wire ?

 

The initial pictures - dropping the blobs - are simply not using it properly!

 

About 0:19 it's being used properly on matrix board

 

Again ~ 0:30

 

Going to be way too clumsy for anything surface-mount, though!

 

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junk all the way, also wonder about his claim on power saving. He has a big tip with a big end he needs to heat. Also the over 1 minute heating time makes me think he is the kind of engineer that held an iron when in first class and never touched it again since.

 

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It could used for made coloured glass.

 

Chinese products became variety even for kids market.

 

JSB

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At least they were not holding the hot end of the iron!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You've seen those silly stock photos too, then ?

 

 

But at least she's got he safety specs on!

 

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avrcandies wrote:
...soldering needs to involve heating whatever you want to solder, not just slobbering molten solder onto something!!
The best way to heat whatever you want to solder is hit it with molten solder.  That gives high speed heat transfer from the iron to the joint.  The parts to be soldered also need to be coated with flux.  I suppose that comes from the rosin core flux.  That seems to be kind of messy.  He can get more solder than he needs and less, or more, flux.

 

I coat the parts with flux first.  Then I get a blob of molten solder on the iron.  Then I hit the joint with the blob.  KaBoom!  Instant professional looking solder joint.  I suppose this is the way professionals do it, except they solder the whole board at once.

 

If you solder with the solder in one hand and the iron in the other, you are doing it the hard and sloppy way.  When you first touch the iron to the joint, you are probably getting slow heat transfer until you get a molten blob of solder there to speed it up.  You're better off getting the molten blob on the iron first.  Then find something else to do with your other hand when you hit the joint with the molten blob.  But you need to flux the joint first.

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Did you view the video?

 

Right at the start, He is literally just dropping a blob of solder onto a component!

 

surprise

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awneil wrote:

Did you view the video?

 

Right at the start, He is literally just dropping a blob of solder onto a component!

 

surprise

  I didn't watch very closely.  On further review, those first blobs were big.  Maybe enough flux from the core got to the joint. 

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I vaguely remember in high school electronics, some dupe was "soldering" by holding his iron above the joint and just letting solder drop about 1/2 inch down onto the joint.  The wire eventually kept a dribble, with the bench fully coated!  Since it was all twisted wires the student didn't seem to notice the difference, but the teacher gave him a good lashing.   The kid probably went on to be in this commercial.

 

Another student wired up some little 555 circuit with an on/off switch as part of his project. It "worked" for several days except that "off" was actually a shorting of the bench supply.   Eventually he moved to a bench that had a high current 25 amp supply & was surprised to see his wire insulation melt.

 

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avrcandies wrote:
It "worked" for several days except that "off" was actually a shorting of the bench supply.   Eventually he moved to a bench that had a high current 25 amp supply & was surprised to see his wire insulation melt.

laugh 

 

Another classic example of when "wrong" stuff "works" !!

 

surprise

 

Not just a software thing:

 

https://www.avrfreaks.net/commen...

 

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I hart when students use a scope probe as the output lead for a signal generator!   it "works"

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avrcandies wrote:

I hart when students use...

I thought I was pretty good with my native language, but this word has me stumped.  I guess I need more training.smiley  Can anybody help me out?

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hate

Ross McKenzie ValuSoft Melbourne Australia

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...or maybe fart

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I guess he means heart ?

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