Intro: The Beginner's Guide to Soldering
Today I wanted to talk about the beginners guide to soldering. Soldering is a fairly important concept for those who want to fix electronics or make their own PCB with limited resources.
Step 1: Have Circuit Design in Mind
Have a circuit design in mind. Then test it on a breadboard and multi-meter before starting the soldering process.
Step 2: Wear Safety Equipment
Wear safety equipment and make sure to use helping hands when soldering. Use a solder tip and soldering iron and solder each electronic part piece by piece. (Always keep in mind it is best to solder on an anti-static mat or wear safety/anti-static gloves while soldering to not ruin the electrical components).
Step 3: Solder the Ends
Once the tips are done, solder each end point of the circuit then get ready to test your board. If you made a mistake, you can always use a solder pump or desolder.
Step 4: Desoldering
If all else fails, Adafruit has this wonderful desoldering guide