SparkFun Tool Bag Kit

This assortment of tools is great for those of you who need a portable tool assembly with plenty of room to add your own. We’ve found our favorite, easy to transport tools and created this kit in order to make sure that you can always be prepared even while on the go! While these tools might not be enough for more heavy duty use, they should be just what you need for a project in a pinch.

With this SparkFun Tool Kit we’ve kitted all the tools together (including a portable soldering iron due to popular demand) in our handy SparkFun Roll Up Tool Bag. This kit is great if you are wanting to go to your local hacker space but desire the ease of using your own tools.

Note: The Portable Soldering Iron in this kit does require two AA-sized batteries that are not included. Make sure to pick up a couple in order to start soldering on the go right away!

SparkFun Tool Bag Kit Product Help and Resources

How to Solder: Through-Hole Soldering

September 19, 2013

This tutorial covers everything you need to know about through-hole soldering.

How to Work with Jumper Pads and PCB Traces

April 2, 2018

Handling PCB jumper pads and traces is an essential skill. In this tutorial, you will learn how to cut a PCB trace and add a solder jumper between pads to reroute connections. You will also learn how to repair a trace with the green wire method if a trace is damaged.

Working with Wire

February 8, 2013

How to strip, crimp, and work with wire.

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

1 Soldering

Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.

2 DIY

Skill Level: Rookie - Basic hand tools are required and instructions will allow more freedom. You may need to make your own decisions on design. If sewing is required, it will be free-form.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

2 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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