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Good soldering tools for a beginner?? Answered


I'm planning on making a solar powered USB charger, however i have no soldering tools. Would a RadioShack kit be suitable(and if so which one)? Also a circuit made of just wires and components wouldn't last very long. Is there anything i can put it on?

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RavingMadStudiosBest Answer (author)2010-07-13

Any of the soldering kits should be adequate for what you're trying to do. For mounting, you might pick up a piece of perfboard, also at The Shack. Later, you can work up to etching your own PCBs.

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frollard (author)lemonie2010-07-13

Seconded! -- supp info, get an iron that includes a stand, and a set of helping hands. Nothing worse than trying to hold a project, and a wire, and a soldering iron at the same time, then having no place to put the iron down.

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