Learning the basics of soldering is easier than you may think. Follows is a crash course on how to solder two wires together. This is an essential skill to know when just getting started with electronics, and is a skill that is used often when making Simple Bots. This instructable is the entryway into the whole wild world of soldering. For a more thorough overview of soldering techniques, check out Noah's How to Solder instructable.
Step 1: Solder
Feel free to try slightly thinner or thicker diameter solder, but it is highly recommended that you stick with 60/40 rosin core solder.
It is fair to assume the solder contains lead, unless stated otherwise on the packaging.
Working with lead requires precautionary measures such as:
- Always wash your hands with soap and water after handling solder to wash the lead off.
- Take common-sense precautions like not wiping your eyes, nose or mouth, to avoid absorbing lead.