As the owner of the company I wanted to try to obtain value for money products which
were mainly aimed at the Electronics Hobbyist/Trade & Radio Amateurs Etc.
This all came to be after a experience a few years ago after I purchased a soldering
station from a very well known high street electronics store (the name was D** S****)
I was impressed with the station, however there were only three different soldering
tips available which limited it’s potential, Also no other tips (to my knowledge)
were compatible with this iron & therefore could only be purchased from this high
However after a short time I broke the soldering iron handle (my own fault) so I
therefore tried to obtain some spare parts.
I had to order (& pay in advance) for a complete new handle which cost $60 ! -
To cut a long story short after numinous visits back to the store I still had not
got my spare handle 3 MONTHS LATER!!
I therefore asked for my money back & decided I would never buy that type of product
from them ever again.
So therefore I decided to form Ludatronics early in 2009 with the emphasis on providing
a wide range of spare parts for any products that I sold & to be able to sell both
the products & spares at reasonable prices
I also wanted to help fill a void in the market of which previously products could
only be source by the Internet etc,
This of course included all the perils associated with buying from an unknown company
abroad with limited backup & spares, high shipping charges etc. Not to mention the
high postage & waiting times if the product had to be returned for repair.
After evaluating a large number of different manufactures I found that Aoyue had
a very strong following back in my country of birth (UK) as well as Europe & USA,
also they were well respected for their quality & reliability -
After ordering a number of different samples I found this was certainly the case.
I myself have been in the electronics industry for over 35 years as a engineer &
a licensed Radio Amateur for over 32 years,and in the past I could only dream of
personally owning equipment such as Hakko, Weller & Ersa etc.
However now I believe that Ludatronics can now fill this gap with our very reasonable
prices of products that have the same features of units costing up to 4-7 times
the price - We will never say our products are as good as units costing many more
times the price, however for the home hobbyist etc. we believe our products will
give many years of good service at a bargain price.
Therefore Ludatronics are proud to introduce to the Australian market Aoyue’s amazing
value for money products
We will be stocking a much larger range of products in the future, but please bear
with us as Aoyue's range is very large with prices starting from about $8 (for a
vacuum pick up pen) to $15,000 for a full BGA Rework Station, it therefore might
be a while before we have everything in stock
Bye for now & hope to do business with you in the future.
Roger Wilson Celia Wilson
VK4TV (Ex. VK4UPS) VK4LIZ
A number of customers have asked me where did the unusual name Ludatronics come from,
In fact the company name goes back nearly 40 years to the very early 70’s when I
was about 12 years old & getting very interested in Electronics.
Being in the UK I started building electronic projects from such magazines as “Everyday
Electronics, ETI, Elector etc,” & I wanted a name to put onto my projects once they
were built (using Dymo tape, rub on lettering etc. how things have changed since
then!!) this was my attempt to make them look professionally built & before I had
a Amateur radio callsign to put on them
(I obtained my first amateur radio licence (Class B) in 1977 as G8OOW & then my full
(Class A) as G4IPE in 1979)
I therefore came up with the name “Ludatronics” the Luda part of the name comes from
my town of birth in the UK (Louth) which was originally called Luda by the Romans
(they named it after the river Lud that flows through the town) over the many centuries
the name changed from Luda to the present day name of Louth.
There was also a number of other companies in my home town that was using the “Luda”
name (i.e. Luda Floors, Luda Meaties etc.) therefore it seemed logical to name it
When I started importing Aoyue products I wanted a name that was unique if possible,
after googling I found no other company in the world that was called Ludatronics
(unless you know differently?)
It was therefore very easy for me to register the company name as well as obtaining
website domains/eBay names etc.
Hope that helps to explain some of the history of “Ludatronics”
Can I now claim that Is in fact nearly 40 years old?
Recent Electronic projects that I have recently made using the “Ludatronics” logo & Aoyue soldering equipment (of course !!) Top is a 2.4Ghz Video Receiver - Bottom is a 1.2Ghz TV Transmitter + inside view of Transmitter Click on photo’s for more detailed views - Please Note no use of Dymo labels anymore!! N.B The 1.2Ghz TV transmitter was made from kits supplied by MINIKITS Australia - See their website for more information on the full range of RF kits & components