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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 sk...
For Simple Bots, the ideal solder is .032" diameter 60/40 rosin core solder. Feel free to try slightly thinner or thicker diameter solder, but it is ...
Before any soldering can be done, the soldering iron needs to be turned on and heated to the desired temperature. If you have an adjustable temperatu...
Always pick up the soldering iron by the insulated handle! This cannot be stressed enough... Always pick up the soldering iron by the insulated handle...
Always put the soldering iron back onto the soldering iron stand when you are done using it. An unattended soldering iron that has not been properly ...
For a new soldering iron, you will want to melt a thin coat of solder onto the tip. This is considered "tinning the tip." This thin coat will help to ...
All of the soldering for Simple Bots involves soldering wires together. The first step of doing this is to strip an inch of insulation away from each...
Twist the exposed metal of the two wires together.
Place the soldering iron to the wire joint, as to heat it up. Push the solder into the wire until it melts and they fuse together. As soon as they a...
Trim away any excess exposed wire. You only need the base of the solder joint where the two wires are fused.
After soldering anything, the tip of the soldering iron needs to be cleaned off. To do this, simply wipe the tip over a special soldering iron cleani...
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