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February 13, 2016 AT 10:44 pm

NEW GUIDE: USB Rechargeable Mini Solder Fume Extractor

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New guide on the Adafruit Learning System: USB Rechargeable Mini Solder Fume Extractor

A portable solder fume extractor is a popular “maker” project…there are countless guides from Instructables, Make: and elsewhere. Most use two 9 Volt batteries and a voltage regulator inside an Altoids tin.

In this tutorial we’ll update this classic project with current materials and processes: a lithium-polymer battery, USB charging and a perfectly-fit 3D-printed case.

Placed close to your work, the fume extractor pulls away smoke when soldering. This makes a great companion to our USB Rechargeable Cordless Soldering Iron project. A single microUSB charging cable keeps all your portable electronics tools topped off!

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