Bodge wire like a pro

I just finished recording a video for In The Lab With Jay Jay wherein I install some bodge wires using my recently learned techniques. Below is the finished result. It’s actually three bodge wires joined together. A small one (0.07mm, 0.003″) from 28A to 21B, a medium one (0.16mm, 0.006″) from 21B to 17A, and a big one (0.31mm, 0.012″) from 17A to 14B. The job was finished with some red solder mask. I will have the video up shortly!
John's bodge wires installed in circuit board

In The Lab With Jay Jay – August 3, 2023 – Sorting Soldering Iron Tips

This post is part of my video blog: In The Lab With Jay Jay.

I was watching EEVblog #168 – How To Set Up An Electronics Lab and Dave suggested using chisel tips instead of conical tips, which inspired me to check what I was using and also to sort the tips I presently own into three categories:

  • Chisel tips
  • Other tips
  • Conical tips

If you’re interested in soldering temperatures I wrote a follow-up post on that topic: soldering iron temperature.