Here is a list of equipment I use to perform my repairs and videos.
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Eakins Microscope (AmScope clone) 7X 45X Simul Focal Trinocular Stereo Microscope (AmScope closest I can find)
Amazon Link https://amzn.to/3hOIldv
- Professional stereo microscope with boom stand has long working distance to enable users to perform work or manipulate large items, including circuit boards and dental appliances
- Binocular viewing head with pair of 10x super-widefield eyepieces, adjustable interpupillary distance, fixed 45-degree vertical inclination to reduce eye and neck strain, and 360-degree rotation capability to enable sharing
- 0.7x-4.5x zoom objective provides continuous zoom magnification and longer focal length for inspecting large-scale specimens
- Ambient lighting illuminates the specimen, eliminating the need for power or batteries
- Double-arm boom stand has 20″ arms and 17″ pillar to enable users to position the microscope head on three axes (X, Y, and Z)
Quick 861DW Hot Air Rework Station 1000W
Amazon Link https://amzn.to/3fLNu5u
The Quick 861DW ESD is an inexpensive hot air station with a high power of 1000 watt and it has a maximum airflow of 120 litres per minute. This device is designed for soldering SMD components such as SOIC, QFP, PLCC, CHIP and BGA. Furthermore, the Quick 861DW is also suitable for drying, removing paint, melting, heating and disinfecting surfaces. Due to the high power and a ceramic heating element, rapid heating to the desired temperature is possible. The 861DW ESD has three channels where the temperature and the amount of airflow can be set and these settings can be memorized by the device.
The Quick 861DW ESD uses a magnetic switch, which immediately activates the sleep mode when the handle is placed in the holder. Moreover, this device has an automatic cooling system, which allows for an extended service life of the heating element and the holder. The settings can be blocked by means of a password.
1. Has CH1, CH2, CH3 three working channels , and each channel can be set to the amount of wind , and temperature.
2. With password protection and key lock function .
3. To facilitate real-time operation , with a magnetic switch control lever is placed in the handle holder immediately into hibernation .
4. With automatic sleep function , in a dormant state parameters can be set .
5. Sensor closed loop, microcomputer zero trigger temperature control, power, heating quickly , easily and precisely adjust the temperature stable , free from the influence of wind .
6. vortex brushless fans, air flow adjustable , wide range , can be adapted to a variety of uses .
7. The system has an automatic cooling function of wind capacity , extend the life of the heating element and protect the hot air handle.
Engineer SS-02 Solder Sucker Silicone Nozzle. Made in Japan.
Amazon Link https://amzn.to/3tUeu89
The Engineer SS-02 Solder Sucker is at the cutting edge of solder removal technology. The flexible heat resistant silicone tip allows the nozzle to come into direct contact with the soldering iron without damage, and allows the nozzle to ‘envelope’ the solder joint. This dramatically improves suction, and leaves less solder residue remaining.
Unlike the SS-02, traditional solder suckers have a solid nozzle. In order to avoid heat damage these hard and inflexible nozzles require the user to leave a small gap between the nozzle and soldering tip. This gap reduces the tool’s effectiveness.
The SS-02’s plunger is within easy reach of the thumb, making it ideal for one-hand operation in continuous work.
The self-cleaning shaft prevents clogging, and the unit is easily disassembled for quick maintenance.
Nozzles are easily replaced: The SS-02 comes with a a spare silicone tube which can be cut-to-size to yield several fresh nozzles. Replacement packs of 2 x 50mm length silicone tubes
Goot Wick Desoldering Braid Solder Soldering Tin Remover Wire 1.5m
Amazon Link https://amzn.to/2VYY2XS
Copper desoldering braid that quickly removes unwanted solder from a joint
Ideal for cleaning up solder joints. Place the cold braid end on the solder that is to be removed. Place the hot soldering iron tip on top of the braid. Remove the braid and the hot iron at the same time. Cut off the end that contains the unwanted solder. The temperature of the soldering iron bit must be sufficient to liquify the solder efficiently.
KSGER T12 V3.0 STM32 OLED Digital Temperature Controlled Soldering Station
Amazon Link https://amzn.to/3ACAeIt
Controller: STM32 V3.1S
Max Power: 120W
Power Supply: 24V 5A
Tin Lelting Time: <8s
The tip is not continuously working at high temperature, which is easy to damage the tip!
The melting point of common solder is 183℃, the melting point of lead-free solder is 227℃, and the general welding temperature is 300-380 ℃.
380°C is the boundary of temperature. When the temperature is higher than 380°C, the iron head will oxidize and lose rapidly, which will seriously affect the life of heating core
The temperature display above 380 ° C will jump, the higher the temperature, the greater the jump!
It is recommended to carry out welding at 300-380℃, most of the work can be carried out, and the temperature beating is normal, which will not affect the use!
The soldering iron used in this welding station is a brand new soldering iron head. Because the resistance of the new iron head is not stable, the temperature will jump or error, which is a normal phenomenon. After multiple use, the stability will gradually stabilize.
Ksger T12 Soldering Iron Tips – T12-KU
Amazon Link T12-KU. https://amzn.to/3lKdqjM
For Model: T12 – KU Color: Silver Shape- KU This Tip is Plated with Lead-free Solder OEM Lead Free Environmental Heater : Embeded Ceramic Heater Output voltage : 24V Output power : 36W Temperature range : 0~ 480 ° c
Amtech NC-559-V2-TF No-Clean Tacky Flux USA (10cc)
Amazon Link https://amzn.to/3hOEAVf
- ROL0 classification (rosin-based, low activity, 0 halides) standard flux
- No-clean – can be left on board, won’t cause corrosion or short components
- Extremely low voiding for the most reliable solder joint
- Excellent wetting compatibility on most board finishes
- High temperature compatible
Wera 05118182001 TORX Driver with Holding Function 2067 TX6x40mm, Silver, TX 6 x 40 mm
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2XwOHHa
- Kraft form Micro TORX HF screwdriver with holding function for recessed TORX screws
- Multi-component Kraft form Micro handle with anti-roll feature and swivel cap
- The Wera Black Point tip offers an exact fit and optimum corrosion protection
Wera 2067/6 TORX® BO Kraftform Micro Screwdriver Set, for electronic applications, TX7-TX20, 6 Piece, 05118154001
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2XoIPQ5
Wera kraftform micro screwdriver – torx
To reduce fastening times considerably and lower the cost per screw application. This was theaim when developing the Kraftform micro screwdriver for the electronic and light engineering sectors.
Set of 6 comprising,
TX7 , TX8 , TX9 , TX10 , TX15 and TX29
Kester Leaded Solder PN#24-7150-9710
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3Co2Hly
ester 285 Mildly Activated Rosin Flux is classified as Type ROL0 flux under IPC J-STD-004. This flux was formerly classified as Type RMA per QQ-S-571. 285 consists of high quality, purified rosin to which a synergistic combination of activating agents has been incorporated. The fluxing ability of 285 is much greater than ordinary mildly activated rosin fluxes and is comparable to fully activated rosin fluxes. 285 has been developed for use in the electronic industry where difficult assemblies are to be soldered, but process requirements stipulate use of a mildly activated rosin flux.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 Digital Camera
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3ApUP2u
- Digital camera with 16MP LiveMOS image sensor
- 3-inch screen, removable and foldable, with full image coverage
- With 4x digital zoom and 4K video recording
- Venus Engine processor, Quad-Core capable of processing 8 images per second
11″ Adjustable Robust Articulating Friction Magic Camera Arm
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2VX9nYq
- ★ 11-inch mini magic arm, made of aluminum alloy & stainless steel, with high-end aluminum polished, maximum load weight is 1kg / 2.2lbs. A perfect camera clamp mount for filming, interview, shooting, recording, vlogging, photographing, whenever you are in travel / on road trips/ voyage/ on tour.
- ★ Adjustable ball head design on both ends with standard 1/4-screw, provide multi-angle shooting, suitable for camera, action camera, monitor, video camera, photographic light, tripod, slide car equipment, camera rig etc.
- ★ Meshing teeth design in the middle, provide more stability and security , easily tighten the joint of magic arm by turning the hi-torque screw.
- ★ Super clip made with non-slip rubber pad inside, increase the friction and reduce the scratch of the pole, more stable and secure, work with 47mm diameter pole in max.
- ★ Attach with high-torque screw, gopro adapter, super wide phone clip, compatible for Gopro Hero 8/7/ 6/ 5/ 4/ 3+/ 3/ Session Sony Xiaomi YI Yi 4K Garmin Virb X Virb XE VIRB Ultra 30 SJCAM SJ4000 SJ4000WIFI SJ5000 Sports Camera + Canon Sony Nikon DSLR Camera + Camcorder, Camera Rig, LCD Field Monitor,DV Monitor,LED Lights, Flash Light, tripod and most of the smartphones such as iphone 11 XS MAX/ XR/ XS/X / 8+/ 8/ 7+/ 7/ 6s/ 6s+/ 6/ 6+ samsung galaxy s9 s8 s7 s7 edge note 8 note 7 huawei etc.
Manfrotto MTPIXIEVO-BK, PIXI EVO 2-Section Mini Tripod
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/39jw1gB
- VERSATILE: You can use it with your entry-level DSLRS and devices up to 2.5Kg
- STRONG: Thanks to the sturdy aluminium & adapto structure, you will have a reliable piece of equipment to count on throughout your photography career
- COMPACT: Extremely lightweight, the PIXI Evo 2-Section Mini Tripod is perfect for transportation and travel
- DYNAMIC: Two different leg angles complete with sliding selector, plus a two-section legs that can be adjusted in five simple steps to get your perfect shot
- PRECISE: When looking for the right angle, the PIXI EVO 2-Section Mini Tripod is made to help. The camera can tilt to a full 90°, ideal in portrait mode
SanDisk Ultra 200 GB microSDXC Memory Card + SD
Amzon Link: https://amzn.to/34FkOEV
- Up to 512 GB capacity
- Up to 100 MB/s transfer speeds
- Load apps faster with A1 performance class. Operating temperature : -25ºC to 85ºC, storage temperature: -40ºC to 85ºC
- UHS speed class U1 and speed class 10 for Full HD video recording and playback
- Compatibility – Compatible with microSDHC and microSDXC supporting host devices
Elgato Cam Link 4K, Broadcast Live USB HDMI Capture Card
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3lICc3L
- Easily connect your DSLR, camcorder, or action cam to your PC or Mac
- Go live on any platform in no time thanks to ultra-low-latency technology. The cam link 4k utilizes a plug-and-play design with its usb type-a connector and hdmi port. moreover it is compatible with windows and mac computers. elgato includes a usb 3.1 gen 1 extension cable so you can connect to devices from a distance
- Broadcast in stunning quality up to 1080p60 or 4K at 30 fps
- Shoot and produce within your favorite tools, and record footage directly to your hard drive without time restrictions
Creality Ender 3 Pro 3D Printer
Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3lV8Yic
- Removable Build Surface Plate – Provide all-round protection to your 3D printer build plate and ensure consistent temperature throughout the build surface. Easy to remove the printing models after cooling.
- Safe Brandname Power Supply – Creality Ender 3 Pro comes with a UL Certified power supply, protecting your printer from unexpected power surges, that can heat the hot bed to 110℃ in just 5 minutes.
- Resume Print Function – Ender 3 Pro can resume printing from the last recorded extruder position after suffering unexpected power outages.
- Semi-assembled Kit : This easy-to-setup kit comes partially assembled, allowing you to learn about the basic construction of 3D printers as you finish putting it together. A fun STEM educational experience in mechanical engineering and electronics.
- WHAT YOU GET: Ceality Ender 3 Pro 3D pinrter, lifetime technical assistance and 24 hours professional customer service.