Buying More Tools
We recommend JPR Electronics and Rapid Electronics for buying more tools
|Item||Part Number||Supplier Link||Notes|
|Soldering Iron||Antex XS25W||JPR 845-022
|This is the silicone (heat-resistant) cable version for extra safety.
Do not use the small metal folding stand that comes with the iron.
See the next item for a much safer alternative stand.
|Soldering Iron Stand||Antex ST4||JPR 845-080
|Tool Wallet||Generic||Rapid 85-0083|
|Small, pointy nose|
|Side Cutters||Generic||JPR 595-055
|Wire Strippers||Generic||JPR 595-059
|Solder Sucker||Generic||JPR 845-085
|Desoldering Braid||Generic||JPR 900-006
|Solder||Omega II 99C Fast Flow Flux 2% Lead/Rosin Free /
|We recommend lead-free and rosin-free (colophony-free) solder for use in schools.|
|Safety Glasses||Generic||Screwfix 8603D
|Heat Resistant Mat||Antex R91000A00||Rapid 34-2685|
|Replacement Tip||Antex B005030 /
|For the yellow Antex irons used in our newer kits|
|Replacement Tip||Xytronic 44-510B01||Rapid 85-0981||For the black Xytronic irons used in our older kits|
|Tip Cleaner||Loctite TTC-LF||Rapid 85-0630|
|Purple Storage Box||Gratnells Extra Deep Tray Purple||TTS FU10343PU|
|Lid for Purple Box||Gratnells Lid||TTS 1008950|
Lighting Up Sacred Heart
16th December 2022
All pupils from P5, P6 and P7 joined us for a lantern themed Lighting Up workshop at Sacred Heart Primary, Penicuik on 16th December.
Lighting Up Priorsford
9th December 2022
22 pupils from Priorsford Primary learned to solder at Peebles High School on 23rd September, ahead of a visit to the Kivlin Lab at Edinburgh University on 9th December where they made many more electronic creations.
Lighting Up Ae
25th November 2022
Congratulations to five determined members of staff who succeeded in achieving their LUtCfE soldering accreditation at Ae Primary school on November 25th.
Meanwhile all 15 pupils created a Galaxy of Christmas decorations all ready to be 'litup'.