Jul 8, 2014

Solderdoodle is DIY rechargeable soldering iron with 3d printable body





Solderdoodle is an open source portable, cordless, battery powered USB rechargeable soldering iron with 3d printed body you can easily make yourself. It is project made by Solarcyclepower.

Over the years I have obtained several soldering irons, but there is always room for one more, specially if it is self-made. It is always something special in working with tools that you made yourself. Making things for making things for making things. I hope I'll find some time to build this tool.

Solderdoodle technical specifications:
  • Time to Fully Charge Solderdoodle @ 5V 1A: 3 hours
  • Capacity: 3350mAh/3.6V * Type: 18650 Lithium-Ion
  • Diameter: 1.5 inches
  • Length: 7.4 inches
  • Charge Cable Length: 5 feet 
  • Weight: 97g (3.4 oz)
  • Input Cable - Male USB 2.0 Type A Connector
  • Input - Current: 450 to 1300mA | Voltage: 5 to 6 Volts
  • Output - Current: 1400mA | Voltage: 5 Volts
  • Body Material: High Temperature Plastic
  • Battery Life Under Typical Use: 5 years
  • Replaceable battery
  • Provides over an hour of soldering
  • Solder up to 24 gage thick wire * Heats up to over 500ºF (260ºC) in just 20 seconds
  • For use with leaded solder. Non-leaded solder requires higher temperature to melt.
  • WARNING: Be careful when handling any Lithium-Ion battery because shorting the battery can cause burns. Always wear safety goggles. Please use recommended battery and circuit components because of the higher 2000mA max battery charge current involved. 3D printed parts may warp under high temperatures.
  • FCC Compliance: NOT Required because the circuit frequencies are below 1.7MHz

Detailed construction guide:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Solderdoodle-Open-Source-USB-Rechargeable-Solderin/?ALLSTEPS

It is on Kickstarter now, and you can get it for 49$:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/249225636/solderdoodle-open-source-usb-rechargeable-solderin