Ben’s wearable solder gauntlet: a wearable soldering iron #WearableWednesday
Element 14’s The Ben Heck Show posted a wearables video this week and it’s pretty cool!
Wearables are all the rage and Ben decides to get in on the action. He sets out to create the ultimate in wearables for engineers – solder gauntlets! Ben plans to build a gauntlet for each hand. One will have a retractable soldering iron and the other will have a motorized solder dispenser. In today’s episode, Ben gets the soldering iron gauntlet working.
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