Substitue for LadyAda's Ladyada's Electronics Toolkit
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Substitue for LadyAda's Ladyada's Electronics Toolkit

by Frizz on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:21 am

I am on the notification/waiting list, but that could be 1-2 weeks before I can have one in hand, assuming enough kits are assembled.
http://adafruit.com/products/136


If I want/need one sooner to fix 3 laptops w/loose power jacks, what are decent options. I prefer to get one here or at least from a company that carries LadyAda products.


This company DOES carry an Adafruit product... is this a decent buy @ $130 vs. $100 here?
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10874

What about http://www.newark.com or any other company?


TIA
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Re: Substitue for LadyAda's Ladyada's Electronics Toolkit

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:42 am

I'm not familiar with the soldering iron in the SF kit. But the specs sound good and there is a nice selection of other tools and supplies. A good iron will be the most expensive tool in the kit. You might want to research the iron a bit for reviews on reliability & performance before pulling the trigger.

There are some tips on iron selection here: http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-guid ... -soldering
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