There is no doubt that a cordless soldering iron is an innovative portable device, it’s cool, useful, or both, it’s on the list of any maker. Rechargeable from the USB port, the Solderdoodle Pro can provide up to 371°C (700ºF) for over an hour, after the power will slow down once with the temperature generated. With its features, the open-source Solderdoodle Pro can solder up to 24 gauge wires and it’s a handy tool for small projects where the maker is using Arduino or Raspberry Pi.
How it works? Simple. Very simple. You have to push the button and wait 30 seconds before start soldering. It works with lead-free solder, which is a fusible metal alloy with a typical melting range of 90 to 450 °C (190 to 840 °F).
Started in an apartment using rapid prototype components, the Solderdoodle Pro does what other portable soldering irons have failed to do. Its ability to maintain for at least one hour a temperature of 371°C (700ºF) and its simple charging system with a USB port makes the portable iron solder an indispensable soldering tool. You can have a soldering iron fully functional wherever is a PC, laptop, wall adapter, or a USB solar charger.
The battery is the center of the universe for Solderdoodle Pro. Why? Because without a powerful battery, the solder iron is a useless tool. The good thing is that the battery is rechargeable and replaceable, and the bad thing is that the battery adjust the design of the solder iron. The battery takes enough space inside the tool to become too big and clumsy.
The battery used in this prototype is the same as the battery used in the final production version, which is a battery used in the Tesla electric car.
Even the prototype is engineered with a headphone jack connector to recharge the battery, the final version will come with a mini USB socket to charge.
The Solderdoodle Pro will have a price in US around $49, while in Europe it could cost around $70 with shipping taxes included.
A short presentation of Solderdoodle Pro