For Christmas this year I received a new soldering iron from Santa Claus! I picked out the soon to be discontinued Hakko FX-888 because I like the idea of an analog knob rather than a digital display. It’s a beauty and a joy to solder with. Sadly, school has picked back up and so I know I won’t have as much time to spend playing around on the tool bench. I’m taking solid state electronic devices and electromagnetic engineering this semester and they’re going to be tough! I’m really excited about gaining a solid understanding of semiconductors though. I’m searching for the perfect summer internship right now, so I’m definitely keeping busy. I have a resolution this year to spend more time with the blog so look out for some more entries about my projects on the way.