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|
Summer Soldering Workshops
20th June 2023
35 teachers from 29 schools came to three soldering workshops across Scotland in May and June 2023.
Teachers took away Lighting Up Starter Kits and Rampaging Chariot robot kits from workshops held at St Sylvester's RC Primary School in Elgin, Dumfries House in Cumnock, and Edinburgh Laser Optics in Penicuik.
- "Absolutely amazing - the best CLPL session I have ever attended!"
- "The hands-on nature will ensure I 'can do' when back in the classroom."
- "I was engrossed while figuring out the soldering and believe my pupils will be too."
- "The supply of kits/resources is fantastic and removes a major barrier to getting this type of project up and running."
- "Brilliant course. Very passionate + knowledgeable leaders!"
Thank you to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) for sponsoring the kits that teachers took back to school, and to St Sylvester's RC Primary School, Dumfries House and Edinburgh Laser Optics for hosting the workshops.