Tools & Supplies

Your GEMMA plush toy guts kit includes:

You will also need the Sew-Your-Own Owl Kit or an existing plush toy to mod.

In addition to the above materials, you should have the following tools on hand to complete this project:
Any entry level 'all-in-one' soldering iron that you might find at your local hardware store should work. As with most things in life, you get what you pay for.
Upgrading to a higher end soldering iron setup, like the Hakko FX-888 that we stock in our store, will make soldering fun and easy.

Do not use a "ColdHeat" soldering iron
! They are not suitable for delicate electronics work and can damage the boards (see here).

Click here to buy our entry level adjustable 30W 110V soldering iron.

Click here to upgrade to a Genuine Hakko FX-888 adjustable temperature soldering iron.

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You will want rosin core, 60/40 solder. Good solder is a good thing. Bad solder leads to bridging and cold solder joints which can be tough to find.

Click here to buy a spool of leaded solder (recommended for beginners).

A helping third hand tool really makes this project a joy to build.

Click here to buy a helping third hand tool.
Don't forget your wire strippers!
You'll need a pair of flush snips.
Sharp scissors are a must!
Heat gun or lighter to shrink your heat shrink tubing!
This guide was first published on Mar 11, 2014. It was last updated on Mar 11, 2014. This page (Tools & Supplies) was last updated on Sep 14, 2019.