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Some Parts for Teeces Lighting Systems & General Thingamabobs
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Teeces Cheat Sheet PDFs:

Teeces Logic Displays, September 2012 PDF (covers all PCB versions):
Older Versions : April 2012 PDF, March 2012 PDF

Astromech.net Forum Threads:

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Recommended Tools

Here's some Amazon affiliate links to some useful tools used to assemble the kits. If you buy anything using these links I get a few pennies in return!
  • Weller WLC100 40-Watt Soldering Station
    This is the soldering iron that I use and it's pretty popular among other builders too. It's temperature is adjustable, but you'll probably be using it at it's highest setting all the time.
  • Weller ST7 Conical Tip
    The standard tip that comes with the Weller soldering irons is too big to work with. This one is perfect for what we need.
  • Xuron 170-II Micro-Shear Flush Cutters
    These cutters are great for clipping LED legs, snapping pin headers apart, and anything else that needs a close snip.
  • PanaVise Model 201 \"Junior\" Miniature Vise
    This is a very popular vise for holding small PCBs in place while you work on them.
  • Helping Hands
    I don't have a PanaVise, so I use an old Helping Hands that i got at Radioshack years ago. This one looks very similar.
  • Rosin-Core Solder
    I use a .032 diameter (1mm) rosin-core solder like this one and it works great for soldering tight spots (like all the logic LEDs). I got mine at Radioshack (part #64-005). I think this is about as thin as rosin-core solder gets.
  • Basic Multimeter
    Every R2 builder should already have a multimeter for testing voltages and continuity in every corner of your droids electronics. This is a very basic one, but should suit our purposes well.