As you can probably tell there is going to be some soldering necessary to build your controller. If you have not soldered before, don't fret, it's really easy (if you follow my tips). If you don't have a soldering iron here
is a super cheap station. You can also get irons at most hardware stores as well as Radio Shack. Below are four important tips to help you solder like a pro! Buy a flux pen
This is imperative! They can be purchased here
. Never ever try to solder without a flux pen no matter what anyone tells you. Watch my videos Clean your tip using a wet sponge
If you don't do this you iron will become useless very fast. Use stranded wire
Solder sticks better to wire with many strands. The crimped wire from Pololu is stranded.