Some ControLeo2 news
1. Maker Faire
We're at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend. We're in the Expo Hall close to the drones (look for the vertical strip of LED lights). Stop... Read more
Servo support added!
I've added support to the firmware for servos. Adding a servo is optional, but means you don't have to wait by the oven for the reflow to complete so... Read more
We're done, but we're just starting!
Actually, we've been done for a few weeks. One backer (Shannon) has to pick up his oven, and another (Nathan) has to complete his survey. Otherwise everyone should either... Read more
What are those beads for?
The ready-to-run ovens have been shipped. When you receive your oven:
1. Please remove any plastic from inside the oven. It is just packing material
2. There is a... Read more
Still on schedule
It's been a busy week! 8 of the first batch of 10 reflow ovens are built, and ready to ship.
We've also been working on the reflow oven kits. ... Read more
12 hours to go! (Shipping Schedule)
Production is currently in full swing. We are confident we can meet all the expected orders in a timely manner so we feel good about publishing a shipping schedule.... Read more
Alternative SSR Plate
Robert has been active in the comments, making sure that he'll have everything he needs for his oven. One thing that came out of it was that the 6"... Read more
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then enjoy this 5054 word essay!
Just 7 days left!
Peter & Gary
Kickstarter is a lot like a marathon, with lots of support at the beginning and a little at the end - but the middle of the race sucks! We've... Read more
The Doctor's Experiment
Dr. Azzy has been active on the project's comments. He's one of those brave souls who make their own PCB's. He was curious to know what results to expect,... Read more
Hey, we have another video!
Here's a video I took at the weekend. We did another 40 boards using 2 reflow ovens.
The video is unedited. Here are the things you should watch... Read more
Hey, we have a video!
It's been a busy few days with lots of progress. We'll be providing more information in future updates, but we thought we'd share a video with you. The video... Read more
Zallus Reflow Controller - final hours
Zallus project on Kickstarter is down to its final hours. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1070729460/zallus-oven-controller
Interestingly, I see that some people have backed both projects. Why? Please join the discussion: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1471240030/controleo2-reflow-oven/comments
Aluminum (or aluminium for those non-Americans)
We received the first shipment of aluminum yesterday. We love our supplier - he cuts everything to the custom sizes we need and packs the pieces carefully to avoid... Read more
My student & I had a productive weekend. We spent just under 3 hours putting solder paste and components on 30 boards and another hour doing the reflow. I... Read more
Boards are here!
The PCB's for ControLeo2 arrived yesterday. They look fantastic! I regards OSHPark (oshpark.com) as the Gold Standard for PCB manufacturing, but for production quantities I need to look to... Read more
It's been a few days and not a single comment? We'd like to think that we did a great job providing all the information you need, but we're sure... Read more
Funded - thanks everyone!
Thanks for supporting this project! It has reached its funding goal so production will go ahead. We're not sure if you took much note of the delivery dates -... Read more