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Ham Radio Workbench Podcast

This podcast is your bi-weekly deep dive on making, DIY, electronics, and technical topics of interest to the ham radio operator. Join your hosts George KJ6VU and Jeremy KF7IJZ as they discuss current developments in ham radio while introducing listeners to a plethora of topics and skills such as test equipment, 3D Printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more.

Oct 25, 2016

George and Jeremy KF7IJZ are joined by Beric Dunn K6BEZ and Nick Garner N3WG to design an “idiot switch” – a micro controller device that can remove power from a soldering iron when the user leaves it turned on too long (Like Jeremy himself did with a Hakko FX-888 for 2 weeks!).

Teardown photos of the FX-888D:

Teardown video of the FX-888D:

Teardown photos of the FX-888:

Pinout for Pencil:

4 Plug Pigtail:

Temp sensor: