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I think that the soldering is one of the most important part while making a project. I have some life hacks that I use sometimes, and they makes soldering easier or clearer. These life hacks can be used in a case of an emergency, but I have some tricks even for beginners. Hope you like it, and vote on me at the Soldering Challange.

Step 1: The Cardboard Circuit

If you haven't PCBs when you're making a project you can use cardboard to replace it. Example here's this LED with the resistor, and you only need to make the holes with a needle plug the parts in then solder them together. If I'm not at home I use this life hack very frequently.

Step 2: Third Hands

You can use clothes-pegs to hold your parts fix.

Step 3: Another Helping Hand

The metal wire cutters can be great helping hands, because they hold everything strong.

Step 4: Soldering Iron Stand (less Than $0.5)

Get a very strong metal wire and follow the photos. This is a very easy to make and stable soldering iron stand. Just bend the wire in a spiral and make a rectangle leg for it. I use this in my weekend house, because I can't bring with myself the full soldering station every time.

Step 5: Cleaning the Tip

I don't like to use a sponge for tip cleaning because the low temperature of the water damages the tip. I usually take a copper wire then make a small ball (or something like that) from it then clean my soldering iron with it. Just be careful don't burn yourself!

Step 6: Heat Shrink Tube From Crasser Wire

If you need a heat shrink tube and you haven't at home you can use this easy and effective mode. Use an empty plastic tube (it's cutted from a crasser wire) and plug yur wire in. Works perfect.

Step 7: Hope You Liked It!

So about the heat shrink tube...<br>I don't get where you plug the wire in...<br>Pls someone explain it to me
Tam&aacute;s ez nagyon otletes<br>
can you give me your email id or what's app no....?
Hey...<br>I wants to talk to you. So I am happy if you talk to me.you send mail me at email id or you what's app me please ....<br>My ID:-(jaypatel5213@gmail.com)<br>What's app No.:-(+919104934130)
<h4><em>Check my Third hands</em> <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/EXTRA-HANDS-FOR-SOLDERING-OCTOPUS/" rel="nofollow">click here!</a></h4>
I don't understand the third life hack, that's the main purpose of pliers...
<p>The main purpose of pliers is to focus the force created by your hand onto an object and allow you to manipulate it without actually touching it.</p><p>Here, he uses the pliers as a third hand to hold down an object wile having two hands free for solder/wire and soldering iron. </p><p>You could add some rubber bands around the handles of the pliers to give them a stronger grip.</p><p>BTW: regarding tip 5: I replaced my wet sponge (that is dry every time I want to use it anyway) with some coarse stainless steel wool. You can get it as scratch pads for cleaning. Just get one without the soap.</p>

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Bio: Hi, I'm Tamas (Thomas), a 17 years old Hungarian guy. My hobby started more than 10 years ago. I learn electronics, physics, programming, IoT ... More »
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