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Make: Wearable Electronics by Kate Hartman

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Appendix A. Tools

The process of making wearable electronics projects requires diverse set of skills and tools. Whether working at a school, art studio, hackerspace, or research lab, it’s important to make sure you have the tools and materials to get the job done.

Electronics

Here are some basic items that are useful for the electronics aspects of your wearable electronics practice.

Soldering

Unless you are building circuits that are entirely soft, a soldering iron is an important tool. Soldering irons range from super cheap to quite costly. Spring for something a little nicer than the $15 iron you might find online. At the very least you want an iron that has temperature control.

Personally I’m a fan of Weller soldering irons. I use a Weller WES51 ...

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