ScrapHappy August 2021: Late to the Party

The New Toy

Sorry everyone! I had hoped to write a post about the new hot air gun/soldering rework gizmo I bought a while ago to help me retrieve workable electronic components from scrap but the time has gotten away from me this month – I’ll try harder next month!

In the meanwhile, have a look at everyone else’s posts, people who were clearly better at managing their time in the last month than I was…

The first LEDs removed…
Minus LEDs , a push button and a few bits and pieces…

Many other people contribute to Kate and Gun’s wonderful ScrapHappy every month – check out what they have been up to too!

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, 
JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnGwen,
Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera, Edith
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Carol, Preeti,
Amo, AlissaLynn, Tierney and Hannah


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24 thoughts on “ScrapHappy August 2021: Late to the Party

  1. Well, it’s been a bit busy here, hasn’t it? But we’re not yet ready to say why!

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  2. Jon, I do, what you hobby, for a living. I repair, rework, and build pcb’s. Good luck with your new contraption! The one I have at work is antiquated and I hate using it because I have to work on it to get it to work.

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    • I am sure you will enjoy and appreciate the mistakes I am going to make on the way to extracting components without destroying them/the board/my fingers! 🙂

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      • How we put on and take off chips that are grounded surface mount, heat gun. It is the best tool. It will drop a multi leaded component right off the board. You would need to invest in one with thermostat control/readout and fan control. If you set the gun around 700 degrees and have a focuses nozzle, the parts should fall right off/out. Sometimes it takes two guns, one for the underside ground and one for the leads on the primary side. Feel free to reach out and I can help talk you through. 🙂

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  3. I always enjoy it when you have something to show, because I think ScrapHappy Day benefits greatly from a bit of variety. I wish I knew what you have planned for all those recovered components!

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  4. claire93

    it was well worth the link up today, just to see your ScrapHappy artwork, and your new toy ^^

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  5. I’m excited to see what you are making too – I LOVE a new tool (as you might have twigged) And I’m also intrigued about the Snail household being busy 🙂

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  6. I admit that I look forward to seeing what scraps you have been transforming, and how, but I know life and “stuff” does intrude! We’ll see you next time!

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  7. Going Batty in Wales

    I am tempted to offer you some more rubbish – er – recyclable electronis scrap – especially as going to the tip is now such a palaver but i think I might lose Mrs Snail as a friend! Is your proposed contraption connected to the current busyness in the household or something entirely separate? And how dare you tease us all like that!

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