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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.
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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Not out of poor design but simply due to high use. It is a good idea to have a spare in the bin when one fails. Also nice to have a USB socket to port into a project box. Also can be used to make a bracelet connector with the female version and some ribbon.