This is a project for a do it yourself analog soldering station. The design is a variation on some low-end commercial units that don’t have a built-in temperature sensor in the soldering iron.
It’s made with a dimmer switch and a few other hardware store items. It is fairly inexpensive to make and the project can easily be completed in an evening. I needed a unit like this for some experiments I was doing with soldering irons. (more…)