Soldering is still an incredibly common and useful process for repairing electronics, but it could be about to get a little cooler. Quite literally, because researchers have developed a new way to solder without heat.
Every couple months I pull out my old gaming laptop from college: a busted-ass Dell m1210 that's had its motherboard replaced four times under warranty because Nvidia couldn't get its shit together. It never works right. I've had enough. I'm sticking this sucker in the oven.
Quite possibly mankind's greatest achievement since the advent of the Automat, this vending machine carries everything the DIYer could dream of. It's located in the Metrix Create:Space, a hacker hangout in the Seattle area, and sells everything from Nutterbutters to Arduino kits. Need a servo or DC motor for your…