It’s about time we had a cause meeting to buy some shiny new things. The meeting will be held after the main meeting, so approx 8:30 in the Games room.
Most recently the Weller vacuum desolderer has been wonky, I’d like to propose two purchases to help fix this up.
The first is a second vacuum desoldering station - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Desoldering-Station-80W-Temperature-controlled-Vacuum-Suction-de-soldering-gun-/142158807551?hash=item21195341ff:g:fKIAAOSwA3dYLp-T
I have one of these at home and they’re a tank. and it’d be nice when we rearrange the bench to have one desoldering iron at each end of the bench.
The second purchase is a replacement gun for the old Weller, we think it’s a fault in the wire but these guns are fairly interchangable (the air hose 100%, the connector will require some rewiring inside the machine). This is what I’d probably suggest purchasing - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Spare-Desoldering-Gun-to-suit-for-80W-Desoldering-Station-/351877797768?hash=item51ed8d1788:g:DOYAAOSwPCVYAIeR
So for those options, that’s 56.70+165= 221.7. I’ll make sure maintenance of these irons is documented too because it’s happened in the past that people didn’t clean them after use.
Finally, I’ve purchased 6 900mm wide drawers from Masters on clearance, so we can store all of our parts drawers contents under the bench. These cost me $11 each, so $66 reimbursement would be cool.
If anyone else has any agenda items for the Electronics cause, please make sure you post them in reply before Thursday 8PM