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haldean

Member Since: October 25, 2009

Country: United States

  • Just got this soldering iron and I love it so far. It heats up incredibly quickly and stays hot. It also has an indicator light that tells you when the heater is on, which is a nice indication that the iron is ready to use.

    There’s only one downside, and it’s the heater holder. Get a real stand; the one that comes with it is one of those little folded aluminum jobs and it feels pretty flimsy.

  • I never found one, so in case others need one as well, I made an Eagle library here: https://github.com/haldean/rpi-gpio-eagle

    @sparkfun: it would be awesome if you could include this in your Eagle library!

  • Did you ever find one? I’m looking for one now and coming up empty.

  • I had a nice surprise when I plugged this in and found that it was part beautiful blue light, and part black light! Fluorescent things glow really brightly under this light. It’s awesome!

  • There are four pins; one for each color plus a common anode/cathode. This is actually three LEDs in the same housing, a red, a green and a blue. You can treat it as such, so you can control each color with separate PWM signals and make any mixed color you like without any complex switching.

  • Oh man - YES PLEASE. I would kill for some easy Arduino/DMX interfacing.