Today we are taking a look at this soldering station which I got from Taobao (Chinese Ebay). This unit is fully contained, power supply is built-in, it works with T12 Hakko tips and it has a nice 1.3 inch OLED display. It’s powered by the STM32 microcontroller which should make it easy to hack if anyone is interested.
Usually when I order stuff from China mainland to Romania it takes about 3-4 weeks to arrive while stuff from Hong Kong takes about 5 weeks to arrive. However every year orders placed starting from about 15th of November up to 31st of December take very long to arrive sometimes even arriving after 8-9 weeks. So right now about a third of my orders are late or missing because there is also a good chance they will never arrive once they go past the 8 weeks mark.
A list with links for all the items shown is in the video description so do check them out.