A Hands-On Guide to Making Electrical and Mechanical Connections
Soldering is an essential Maker Skill! Everything you need to know is in this book. You can learn to solder in just one afternoon!
Whether you're just getting started with your first electronics projects or you're ready to prototype your brilliant invention, knowing how to solder will open up a world of new possibilities for you. It may seem intimidating, but even kids can do it (with adult supervision). I'ts easy and fun when you learn the important dos and don'ts right from the start.
This book will guide you through the techniques of good soldering, advise you on how to pick the soldering iron that's right for you, and show you how to fix mistakes and bad connections. It even included guidance on such advanced techniques as surface-mount soldering.
Proper techniques for applying just the right amount of solder
Troubleshooting guidelines for recognizing and fixing bad connections
Tops for creating an efficient workspace
Best practices for safety
What to consider when shopping for a soldering iron and solder
Other essential tools for your soldering workstation
Advanced skills and equipment for surface-mount soldering
Also included is a DIY project that shows you how to build your own mini fume extractor while practicing your soldering. This easy-to-follow, full-color guide gives you the knowledge and skills you need for a lifetime of Making.