Rants from a Computer Engineer

Buying Equipment

One of the downsides of graduation college is that I no longer have access to the circuits/robotics lab. So I decided to invest in some equipment that will hopefully last me years to come. What would an electronics engineer be without his trusty soldering iron. So I decided to buy a soldering iron first. Looking at some of the selections on Amazon was quite … depressing. Most of the irons looked like they were developed 20 years ago. I eventually found an iron that was temperature controlled, had ESD protection, had interchangeable tips and was under $100. Awesome! Can’t wait to use this thing on the quadcopter project.

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