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by ads
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:04 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Thermistors for Temperature Regulation
Replies: 7
Views: 3796

Wow, thanks for your help Al. Yeah, I spoke to one of my lecturers today and I think a thermocouple is the only feasable route, my original plan was to hold it at the tip and I think i'll be sticking to this becuase I have some extra design features at the tip that would easily accomodate this, poss...
by ads
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Thermistors for Temperature Regulation
Replies: 7
Views: 3796

Again, thank you very much. I have to admit though I understand maybe 1 in 10 of your words! I am studying Product Design and have had very little specific experience in pure electronics, this soldering iron is my final year project so I think I'll take your fantastic description to my electronics p...
by ads
Sun Feb 04, 2007 4:11 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Thermistors for Temperature Regulation
Replies: 7
Views: 3796

Thanks Al, thats really helpful. Will the set-up you described be suitable for multiple temperature ranges? What I have in mind you see is a soldering iron that offers visual feedback via LED's of the temperature range the iron is in: <50 C will tell the user the iron is cooled down enough to handle...
by ads
Sat Feb 03, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Thermistors for Temperature Regulation
Replies: 7
Views: 3796

Thermistors for Temperature Regulation

Hello Everyone Does anybody have any experience with Thermistors?… I am planning to develop a circuit to regulate the temperature of a soldering iron and would like to use a Thermistor and a PIC to test what range the temperature is in: <50 C 50 - 225 225 - 260 260 - 290 290 - 325 (resolution is n...
by ads
Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soldering Irons
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Soldering Irons

Hello Everyone

I am currently developing a new soldering iron as the final year project of my BSc (Hons) Product Design degree at Bournemouth University, England.

At the moment I would like to address the handle and grip position…

Do people in general feel happy with the standard “penâ€