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Hakko FX-901 Portable Soldering Iron

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 13:00:25 +0000

I’ve got a Hakko FX-901 Cordless Soldering Iron and I love it. I was reminded how much I love it when Donald mentioned it in Maker Update #37. I got mine about two years ago after using one at the Be A Maker space. I stick a set of rechargeable AA batteries in it and […]



SparkFun Soldering Iron Fix

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 14:06:13 +0000

A long time ago I picked up this 50W Soldering Station from SparkFun, and it’s worked well over the years. (Also, props to SparkFun for still listing retired products on their site!) The nice thing about this iron is that it can use Hakko tips, and since I can get Hakko-compatible tips super-cheap on eBay, […]



Maker Faire (UW) Milwaukee 2017

Sat, 09 Sep 2017 21:35:58 +0000

Last year I was really pleased to see so many people & groups from UWM involved in Maker Faire Milwaukee. We’ve got another great batch this year, which I’ll share below. I also want to call out Bryan Cera, an alumnus of UWM, and an all-around amazing maker. If you’re not familiar with Bryan check […]



Arduino Presentation

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:25:11 +0000

The Inventors & Entrepreneurs Club of Kenosha & Racine invited me to give a talk last year but I was busy teaching PCOMP at UWM so I couldn’t make it, but I offered to come during the summer and we scheduled August for me to visit and talk about the Arduino microcontroller. A few people […]



The Fondoodler

Sat, 26 Aug 2017 01:06:07 +0000

I picked up a 3D printing pen a while back, and yes, I should blog about it, but in the meantime I’ll just drop this post about the Fondoodler, which is a little like a 3D printing pen, but more like a hot glue gun for cheese… or chocolate! When I got the Fondoodler (back […]