Uncovering the Secrets of Successful Soldering
In This Chapter
Assembling your soldering toolkit
Distinguishing a good solder joint from a not-so-good one
Repairing a bad solder joint
Soldering is one of the basic skills of building electronic projects. Although you can use solderless breadboards to build test versions of your circuits (check out Chapter 6 of this minibook), sooner or later you want to build permanent versions of your circuits. To do that, you need to know how to solder.
In this chapter, you discover the basics of soldering: how soldering works, what tools and equipment you need and how to create the perfect solder joint. You also find out how to correct your mistakes when (not if) you make them.