Book Name: Make Getting Started with Soldering by Marc de Vinck
Category: Electrical books ( EE )
Language: English
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Language English
Pages 132
Format PDF
Size 8.78 MB

Make Getting Started with Soldering by Marc de Vinck 

Make Getting Started with Soldering by Marc de Vinck pdf

Getting Started with Soldering Contents

What Is Soldering? 

  • Other Types of Soldering
  • The Difference Between Soldering and Welding
  • Soldering Electronics

Basic Soldering Tools and Materials

  • So, What Soldering Iron Should You Purchase?
  • Soldering Iron Accessories
  • Getting a Grip on Your Work
  • A Summary of Tools 
  • Materials
  • Project: Portable Mint Tin Fume Extractor

Let’s Get Soldering

  • Preparing Your Soldering Iron and Workstation
  • Soldering Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) 
  • Trimming the Wire Leads after a Successful Soldering Connection
  • Connecting Wires or Components Without a PCB 

Troubleshooting and Fixing Mistakes

  • Common Mistakes
  • Different Ways to Remove Solder
  • Repairing Lifted Pads 

Advanced Soldering

  • Tools 
  • Materials
  • How to Solder Simple Surface-Mount Devices 
  • How to Solder a Multi-lead SMD 
  • When Something Goes Wrong—Fixing and Removing Components

Preface to Make Getting Started with Soldering PDF

My adventures in soldering began with a kit that I ordered from a person in Long Island City about 10 years ago. The kit was a mini persistence-of-vision (POV) circuit.

It consisted of a series of LEDs that would turn on and off at a very specific rate, and if everything went well, you could wave it in the air to spell out a word or create a graphic. It was magical! The only problem was it had to be soldered.

Although I had soldered before, I had never soldered anything as ambitious as a printed circuit board. I ended up purchasing a very inexpensive soldering iron and somehow managed to solder it together and get it to work.

The feeling of accomplishment was amazing, and I was hooked on learning more about soldering electronics. Learning to solder was a bit intimidating.

There were all types of irons, tips, and even different types of solder. Who knew there would be so many different choices?

By the way, that cheap iron I bought for the POV project subsequently caught fire! (Don’t worry! We’ll also discuss how to ensure you choose the right equipment!)

I learned almost everything I know about soldering by getting advice from other Makers, looking up information and videos online, and, most of all, from years of practice and first-hand experience, soldering, and making electronic kits.

Along the way, I designed and helped launch the Learn to Solder program at Maker Faire, which is now sponsored by Google and has taught thousands of young people this valuable skill.

In this book, I will give you helpful advice on navigating the available tools and materials for your best buying options.

I’ll also show the basics of soldering through-hole components, and then, later on, more advanced techniques about soldering surface-mount components that are typically reserved for robots and professionals.

I hope this book also helps you avoid some common pitfalls, or at least minimize their impact. I’ll show you examples of the typical things that can (and will) go wrong when soldering, and I’ll also show you how to fix them.

In full disclosure, I should mention that many of the products used in this book were generously donated by Adafruit Industries ( I’m grateful for their help. Few companies offer electronics enthusiasts such as great products and customer support.

If you want to learn more about electronics, you should check out their website—it’s more than just a store. They also have an excellent learning system (

You might even see a few of my projects there! That said, you do have options when shopping for soldering irons and supplies.

Other online sites that cater to electronics hobbyists include Sparkfun (, Jameco (, Digi-Key (, and many others in the United States and around the world. You can also typically find a basic soldering iron and related supplies at local hobby shops.

Oh, and as it turns out, that POV kit I mentioned back at the beginning of this preface was created by a woman named Limor Fried. Thanks, Limor, for your continued support and for being the catalyst for my own Making adventures!


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Author(s): Marc De Vinck

Publisher: Maker Media, Year: 2017

ISBN: 9781680453843

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