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The passing of FiftyOneFifty

It is with deep sadness we announce that another of our hosts and friends Donald Grier, known to us as FiftyOneFifty, has passed away.

FiftyOneFifty's frat brother Randy Hall has written an lovely piece. The team at Linuxlugcast are preparing our own tribute if you want to contribute an audio file you can email Honkeymagoo or join the show.

Our thoughts go out to his friends and family at this difficult time.

hpr1037 :: Soldering Part 1

A show about the tools needed for soldering

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Hosted by MrX on 2012-07-24 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: solder,soldering,soldering iron,soldering sponge,dry joint.
Listen in ogg, spx, or mp3 format. | Comments (2)

A show about the tools needed for soldering

Example of a battery powered soldering iron (similar to the on I had)

Weller soldering gun kit similar to the one I owned

Portalsol Iron (My gas powered soldering Iron)

Antex iron, with soldering stand and sponge (The one I fitted I diode to)

Weller magnostatic work station (Similar to the one I used in the early part of my career)

A modern Weller magnostatic work station

An example of my Weller temperature controlled iron, mine is almost as scabby as this one!

An example of a soldering sponge

An example of a dry joint

Wiki entry on Heatshrink sleeving

small jewelers screwdrivers I own


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Comment #1 posted on 2012-07-24T08:46:44Z by C-Keen

Thank you!

I am looking forward to part 2, this must be one of the best episodes on HPR I have heard lately!

Nicely done!

Comment #2 posted on 2012-07-26T13:23:01Z by claudiom

Great Information.

This was definitely a very informative episode and looks to be a very informative series. I used to solder a bit when I needed to repair some gadgets (Apple Airport Basestation is one example), but haven't done it in a very long time. Great amount of information on soldering irons and what to look for. Can't wait to hear more. :-)

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