If you know SparkFun, then you probably know that we are all about soldering. Whether it’s selling kits that teach you how to solder, teaching soldering classes, or hosting soldering competitions, we love anything and everything that involves soldering. We love it so much that we believe everyone who wants to should be able to learn how to solder. As much as we would enjoy teaching our classes all over the country/world, we simply can’t be everywhere at once. Thus, over the years, we’ve tried to create the best possible guides, tutorials, and videos that help others learn how to solder, whether they’re in the next town over or half a world away.
Meet the first of many, new soldering tutorials. This tutorial covers soldering in general, the tools involved, as well as basic to more advanced techniques of through-hole (PTH) soldering. In light of creating these new tutorials, we will also be creating a new series of soldering videos. Here we have the first video for PTH soldering techniques.
Next, we will tackle SMD soldering, hot-air rework, stenciling and reflow, and electronics troubleshooting amongst many other topics, so stay tuned for more tutorials to come.