Lighting Up the Curriculum for Excellence

Inspiring the next generation of Engineers and Scientists

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
Rapid 85-1145
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
Rapid 85-0585
Tool Wallet Generic Rapid 85-0083
Pliers Generic JPR 595-054
Rapid 85-0225
Small, pointy nose
Side Cutters Generic JPR 595-055
Rapid 85-0205
Wire Strippers Generic JPR 595-059
Rapid 86-0350
Solder Sucker Generic JPR 845-085
Rapid 85-0601
Desoldering Braid Generic JPR 900-006
Rapid 52-4565
Rapid 64-6431
Solder Omega II 99C Fast Flow Flux 2% Lead/Rosin Free /
Stannol KS115
JPR 845-246
Rapid 50-2443
We recommend lead-free and rosin-free (colophony-free) solder for use in schools.
Safety Glasses Generic Screwfix 8603D
Rapid 52-3596
Heat Resistant Mat Antex R91000A00 Rapid 34-2685
Replacement Tip Antex B005030 /
Antex B0050H8
JPR 845-062
Rapid 85-0535
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

Latest News

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.

Comments included:

  • "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.