With Instructables you can share what you make with the world and tap into an ever-growing community of creative experts.
share what you made with text, photos, video, and files
gather your favorite instructables together
This short and easy instructable shows how (and why!) you tin the tip of the soldering iron. Never soldered before? Here's where to start.If you app...
Clear your work area (like a desktop). **If you're reading this instructable, you shouldn't be soldering chips (ICs) yet, but if you WERE to solder I...
After a minute or two the iron should be hot enough to steam when touched to the sponge. If not, wait a bit more, or add more water to the sponge if ...
When you put a light layer of solder over another piece of metal, it's called "tinning". Holding the solder in one hand and the iron in the other, ...
Now that your tip is properly tinned, you can start soldering. Try to solder immediately after tinning the tip, the sooner the better. Periodically ...
We have a be nice comment policy. Please be positive and constructive.
How To Solderby Mahir Asrani
How to Solderby noahw
How To: Solderingby randofo
Intro into SMD Solderingby jrgcool35
Learning to Solder: by Tmarconi15
How to Assemble a Printed Circuit Board (PCB)by nkiegrea
Circuit Building 101by CuriousInventor.com
How to Solder: Tips and Tricksby Smagnuson15
Soldering basic SMDby electrodragon
Extensible LED Beamby aguegu
Download our new apps for iOS, Android and Windows 8!
© 2014 Autodesk, Inc.
By clicking "Create Account" you are indicating that you have read and agree to the Terms of service.
Already a member? Login »
Enter the email associated with your account and we will send you your username and a temporary password.
Not a member? Sign Up »