Nowadays everything is done to use and dispose. It's a pity to waste all the wonders enclosed into most of our broken / obsolete gadgets.
Some pieces are mechanical parts, easy to dismantle, but electronics chips are difficult and tedious to desolder.
This is a cheap little trick to desolder electronic components, very useful for our instructables.
We need a stripper (Hot Air Gun) and a piece of cardboard to cover the floor.
Step 1: Locking the target
First of all, we have to choose what to desolder. In this case, we will desolder a bipolar stepper motor controller, in order to make a motor controller for a robotic related project.
This PCB was part of an old inkjet printer, and of course, it's full of dust so we have to clean it.
Also, put the cardboard on the floor, to avoid damages.